Course Descriptions
2018-2019 School Year
HISTORY

AMH2020  United States History Since 1877  3.0   P
This course examines the major political, social, economic, and diplomatic trends that have shaped the United States from the end of Reconstruction to the present. Special attention is given to the experience of the nation's diverse ethnic and cultural groups and America's place in the global community of regional and international relations. As a writing intensive course, AMH 2020 will allow students the chance to explore the subject through a variety of college-level writing exercises that may include essay exams, book reviews, reaction papers, and other discipline specific writing. The primary General Education learning outcome for this class is Critical Thinking: Demonstrate the skills necessary for analysis, synthesis, evaluation, dec Full Description

AMH2035  US Modern World Since 1945  3.0   P
This course will examine both the major role performed by the United States in world affairs since the end of World War II and the profound changes the nation has experienced on the domestic scene. Among the major issues to consider are affluence and poverty, civil rights and social justice, broader economic and social changes, as well as the political culture that both reflects and shapes these larger historical currents. As a research and writing intensive course, AMH 2035 will allow students the chance to explore the subject through a variety of college-level writing exercises that will include an original research project and may also include essay exams, book reviews, reaction papers, and other discipline specific writing. The primary. Full Description

AMH2056  The Civil War  3.0   P
This Honors course will examine the causes of the American Civil War, the conduct of the war in its political, social, military, economic, diplomatic, and geographical dimensions, and the consequences for the nation's future. Much attention will focus on the political and military leaders of the era, and the course is designed to appeal to both the scholar and the collector-military buff.... Full Description

EUH2000  Survey of Western Civilization 1: Ancient Europe and the Near East  3.0   P
An introduction to ancient Western civilization, this course examines the religious, political, economic and cultural trends of most importance to the future development of civilization in the West and, indeed, the world. The course considers in particular the early histories of Mesopotamia, Egypt, and Southwest Asia as well as Greek, Hellenistic and Roman histories through the establishment of the Eastern Roman Empire. In particular, the establishment of the great religious traditions of the West (Judaism, Christianity and Islam) is explored. As a writing-intensive course, EUH 2000 will allow students the chance to explore the subject through a variety of college-level writing exercises that may include essay exams, book reviews, reaction. Full Description

EUH2002  Survey of Western Civilization 3: French Revolution to the Present  3.0   P
This class examines the eighteenth century revolutions, Napoleon, nineteenth century ideologies, national unification in the nineteenth century, imperialism, twentieth century ideologies, the world wars, and the postwar era including the transition to post-Soviet rule in Eastern Europe. Although the course considers mostly Europe and the United States, the impact of the West on the world via imperialism, decolonization and the Cold War are also considered. As a writing intensive course, EUH2002 will allow students the chance to explore the subject through a variety of college-level writing exercises that may include essay exams, book reviews, reaction papers, and other discipline specific writing. The primary General Education learning outc Full Description

HIS1921  The American Presidency  3.0   P
This Honors course examines the American presidency from both an institutional and a historical perspective, while including material and instruction on the presidential election process, current issues, and controversies. More than any other part of American government, the institution of the presidency has been shaped by the activities of the persons who have held the office. This course will examine the presidency in historical perspective beginning with the Constitutional base and indicating how the presidential section process and presidential roles have evolved over time as various presidents have shaped the institution. The course will also focus on presidential leadership and the strategies which presidents have developed for succes Full Description

HIS2905  Individual Study: History     P
The purpose of an individual study is to assist the student in pursuing special academic interests in greater depth than is possible in existing courses.... Full Description

HIS2930  Special Topics: History     P
A focus on special problems, current issues or trends. Course content and subject are variable.... Full Description

LAH2020  Introduction to Latin American History  3.0   P
This course is an introduction to Spanish American history. As such, the cultural, economic, political, and religious characteristics of the region will be discussed. The sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries are of principal concern. The topics include the indigenous civilizations of the Americas; the motives for, and the methods and results of, the Iberian conquest and colonization; the struggle for independence from Spain; the national period legacy from the past and new dependency; and twentieth-century Latin America. Though the emphasis will be on the Spanish heritage, the course will include a brief examination of the Brazilian experience. The primary General Education learning outcome for this class is Global Socio-Cultura Full Description

WOH2012  World History to 1500  3.0   P
This course will examine the creation and evolution of the economic, social, political, and cultural structures of the civilizations humans created from Neolithic times to 1500 CE. In addition, the course will analyze the interactions that occurred between these civilizations. As a writing intensive course, this course will allow students the chance to explore the subject thro ugh a variety of college-level writing exercises that may include essay exams, book reviews, reaction papers, and other discipline specific writing. The primary General Education learning outcome for this course is Global Socio-Cultural Responsibility: Demonstrate an understanding of pluralism/diversity in the world community and an awareness of civic and social parti Full Description

ASH2030  Survey of Modern East Asian History  3.0   P
This course will examine the creation and evolution of the economic, social, political, and cultural structures of the civilizations humans created in East Asia from 1600 to the present. In addition, the course will analyze the interactions that occurred between these civilizations and other areas of the world.... Full Description

ASH2041  Survey of Chinese History  3.0   P
This course will examine the creation and evolution of the economic, social, political, and cultural structures of Chinese civilization from Neolithic times to the present as well as the interactions that occurred between China and the rest of the world.... Full Description

AMH2091  Survey of African-American History  3.0   P
This course examines the major political, social, and economic events in African-American history. The topics to be treated in AMH 2091 include: the African background; slavery; emancipation; the Civil War and Reconstruction; blacks in the twentieth century; the civil rights movement; and social, cultural, and economic aspects of black history. The primary General Education learning outcome for this class is Global Socio-Cultural Responsibility: Demonstrate an understanding of pluralism/diversity in the world community and an awareness of civic and social participation and ethical and informed decision making.... Full Description

EUH2032  History of the Holocaust  3.0   P
This Honors course will examine the origins of the Holocaust in European anti-Semitism and other forms of racially discriminatory thinking and trace the development of such attitudes in Nazi Germany as it moved toward the elimination of entire groups of people during the Second World War. The goal is not only to provide an empirically grounded understanding of what is arguably one of the most important events of the twentieth century but to force students to confront history as a series of attitudes and behaviors-sometimes changing and sometimes remaining woefully the same-that continue to shape our lives.... Full Description

AMH2933  The Land: An Introduction to American Environmental History  1.0   P
This Honors course will provide an overview of how Americans have interacted with a thought about nature and the land from the16th through the 20th centuries. It will focus on natural resources and how different groups and genders used and perceived them. It will also focus on the way the modern environmental movement emerged and evolved through the 20th century.... Full Description

ASH2000  Survey of Asian History  3.0   P
This course will examine the creation and evolution of the economic, social, political, and cultural structures of the civilizations humans created in Asia from Neolithic times to the present. In addition, the course will analyze the interactions that occurred between these civilizations and other areas of the world.... Full Description

WOH2022  World History Since 1500  3.0   P
This course will examine the creation and evolution of the economic, social, political, and cultural structures of the civilizations humans created from 1500 CE to the present day. In addition, the course will analyze the interactions that occurred between these civilizations. As a writing intensive course, this course will allow students the chance to explore the subject through a variety of college-level writing exercises that may include essay exams, book reviews, reaction papers, and other discipline specific writing. The primary General Education learning outcome for this course is Global Socio-Cultural Responsibility: Demonstrate an understanding of pluralism/diversity in the world community and an awareness of civic and social partic Full Description

HIS1920  Group Study: History     P
Specialized Group Study - course content and subject are variable. Offered as it seems required or desirable to supplement existing credit courses.... Full Description

WOH2040  Contemporary World History  3.0   P
This course will examine the major political, social, economic, intellectual and diplomatic developments of the 20th century. Emphasis will be placed on the impact of two world wars, the Russian Revolution, the Cold War, the emergence of Communist China and the rise of the Third World, the decline of Communism in Europe, and the major problems of the post-Cold War world. As a writing intensive course that satisfies the Inquiry and Discourse category of general education, this course will allow students the chance to explore the subject through a variety of college-level writing exercises that will include an original research project and may also include essay exams, book reviews, reaction papers, and other discipline specific writing. The. Full Description

AMH2010  United States History to 1877  3.0   P
This course examines the major political, social, economic and diplomatic trends that have shaped the United States from the first European contact with America to the Civil War and Reconstruction. Special attention is given to the experience of the nation's diverse ethnic and cultural groups and America's place in the global community. As a writing intensive course, AMH2010 will allow students the chance to explore the subject through a variety of college-level writing exercises that may include essay exams, book reviews, reaction papers, and other discipline specific writing. The primary General Education learning outcome for this course is Critical Thinking: Demonstrate the skills necessary for analysis, synthesis, evaluation, decision m Full Description

EUH2001  Survey of Western Civilization 2: Medieval Society to the Enlightenment  3.0   P
This class treats the development of Western Society from the time of the Carolingian Empire to the age of Enlightenment. The class concentrates on Europe, but also considers the impact of the West on Africa, America and Asia during the Age of Exploration. Particular attention is placed on feudalism and manorialism, the rise of urban society and the nation state, and the various impacts of the Renaissance, the Reformation, and the Age of Discovery. As a writing intensive course, EUH2001 will allow students the chance to explore the subject through a variety of college-level writing exercises that may include essay exams, book reviews, reaction papers, and other discipline specific writing. The primary General Education learning outcome for. Full Description