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The U.S. Civil War

HIST 462 | 3 Credits

Course Desc: An examination of the origins, conduct, and impact of the American Civil War and Reconstruction (1850-77). The goal is to apply historical methodology to issues of the Civil War and Reconstruction; assess Civil War strategies, tactics, and operations; and evaluate how race, culture, politics, and technology affected the course of the Civil War and Reconstruction.

Heidelberg Through the Ages

HIST 217J | 3 Credits

Course Desc: A study of the geographical, historical, and economic background that created the complex structures of Heidelberg. Topics include relevant monuments and documents of art and architecture and their relation to the cultural and historical developments. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: HIST 217J or HIST 317J.

Advanced Topics in Military History

HIST 318 | 1 - 3 Credits

Course Desc: An in-depth study of specific battles, campaigns or wars. Assignments include advanced reading and research. Students may receive credit for a given topic in either HIST 218 or HIST 318 only once.

The Korean War

HIST 382 | 3 Credits

Course Desc: Prerequisite: Any writing course. An exploration of the Korean War, including the origins of the conflict on the peninsula and the reasons for Soviet, American, and Chinese involvement. Military strategy and campaigns are discussed, as are U.S. domestic politics and the consequences of the war for the nations and peoples involved. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: HIST 382 or HIST 318O.

History of the Contemporary Middle East

HIST 392 | 3 Credits

Course Desc: Prerequisite: A writing course. Recommended: WRTG 291. A survey of the history of the Middle East from the late 19th century to the present. The aim is to identify the important events of the last century in the Middle East; understand the sources of contention in that area; and examine the ideology, politics, and culture of the area and how they impact U.S.-Middle East relations. Focus is on major political, economic, social, and cultural trends that inform current events in the region. Topics include the late Ottoman Empire, European colonialism, the rise of nationalism and nation-states, the Arab-Israeli conflict, political Islam, the role of the United States in the region, and contemporary approaches to modernity in the Middle East.

Cultural History of London I

HIST 217B | 3 Credits

Course Desc: A study of the history, art, and architecture of London from the Roman occupation through the 16th century. Topics include the Norman invasion, the rise of the corporate city of London under the Guilds and Lord Mayor, and the transformation of the city under the Tudors. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: HIST 217B or HIST 317B.

History of Venice

HIST 217K | 3 Credits

Course Desc: A historical overview of the Venetian Republic. Topics include its origins in the Venetian lagoon, its permanent location in the Rialto area (circa 800 A.D.), and its fall in 1797. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: HIST 217K or HIST 317K.

Ancient Greece and Rome

HIST 321 | 3 Credits

Course Desc: Prerequisite: Any writing course. An examination of the history of ancient Greece and Rome from 800 BC to 476 CE. The goal is to examine primary and secondary sources to explore and analyze Greek and Roman thought, institutions, and culture and demonstrate their influences on the modern world.

Special Topics in History

HIST 319 | 3 Credits

Course Desc: An in-depth study of specific topics, themes, events, or problems in history. Assignments include advanced reading and research. Students may receive credit for a given topic in either HIST 219 or HIST 319 only once.

Historical Methods

HIST 289 | 3 Credits

Course Desc: Prerequisite: A 100-level HIST course. An introduction to historical methods, approaches, and techniques. The goal is to explain what history is and why it matters, identify historical paradigms, and employ the moral and ethical standards of the historical profession. Focus is on the philosophical and practical skills employed by historians.

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