GHY310 GEOGRAPHY: PRINCIPLES, CONCEPTS AND APPLICATIONS (3). An examination of the principles, concepts, and subdivision of the discipline of geography. Students learn to analyze and evaluate the reasons for the spatial patterns of daily life. May count toward the history major. Alternate years. Spring 2007.
GHY311 WORLD GEOGRAPHY (3). A survey of the major physical-cultural regions of the world, designed to familiarize students with the basic political and human geography of the contemporary world. The ways people interact with and modify their environments, and the distribution of similar cultural patterns receive special emphasis. May count toward the history major. Alternate years. Spring 2006.
HIS100 WAR AND PEACE (3). An introduction to the problems of war and possible approaches to its abolition. War is placed in its historical perspective. Representatives of a number of academic disciplines will discuss their contributions to the making of peace. May be counted toward a history major. Not offered 2005-06.
HIS110 AMERICAN HISTORY I: 1607-1877 (3). This survey focuses on political, social, economic, and cultural developments ranging across the colonial era , through the national and into the middle period, ending with the post-Civil War Reconstruction Era. Each Fall.
HIS111 AMERICAN HISTORY II: 1877-THE PRESENT (3). This survey focuses on political, social, economic, and cultural developments ranging across the late 19th century Gilded Age into 20th century domestic developments and overseas expansion, ending with present era concerns such as globalization and multiculturalism. Each Spring.
HIS150 WORLD CIVILIZATIONS I: ANTIQUITY TO THE EVE OF THE AGE OF DISCOVERY (3). An overview of the development of the world’s major civilizations from earliest times to the European Renaissance. The major focus is on developments in the West, but societies in China, India, southwest Asia, and Africa are also examined. Each Fall.
HIS151 WORLD CIVILIZATIONS II: THE REFORMATION TO THE PRESENT (3). A continuation of HIS150, this course examines the development of societies in and beyond Europe since the Reformation. Special emphasis is given to the emergence of "modern" or "developed" forms of social, economic, and political organization and their spread around the globe after the mid-nineteenth century. Alternate years. Spring 2006.
HIS235 HISTORICAL RESEARCH METHODS (1). An introduction to historical research with emphasis on identifying and locating primary and secondary sources, conducting basic research, preparing and presenting a research paper in a seminar setting. Prerequisite: ENG101. Each Spring.
HIS274 TOPICS IN UNITED STATES HISTORY (3). This seminar focuses on the in-depth examination of varying topics in United States history at the intermediate level. Topics may include, but not limited to, "Andrew Jackson," "Native-Americans in American History," "American River Culture," "Depression-Era Film History,"and "Watergate." May be repeated when topics vary. Prerequisites: HIS110 or HIS111 recommended, depending on topic. Alternate years. Fall 2006.
HIS275 TOPICS IN WORLD HISTORY (3). An examination of a selected topic in the history of an area other than the United States. Examples include, but are not limited to, Ancient History, Pre-Colonial African History, the Reformation in Europe, and Japan during the Meiji Restoration. May be repeated when topics vary. Prerequisite: HIS150 or HIS151 recommended depending on topic. Offered irregularly.
HIS301 HISTORY OF ENGLAND TO 1714 (3). A survey of the history of England and the British Isles from earliest times to the Hanoverian accession. Emphasizes British constitutional developments and the formation of the English national consciousness. Prerequisite: HIS150 or permission of instructor. Alternate years. Fall 2005.
HIS302 HISTORY OF ENGLAND SINCE 1714 (3). An examination of developments in Britain since 1714, with emphasis on the development of English democracy. Industrialization, the rise and decline of the British Empire, and the postwar welfare state are also stressed. Prerequisites: HIS151 or HIS340 or permission of instructor. Alternate years. Spring 2006.
HIS303 HISTORY OF OHIO (3). A study of the people and institutions of Ohio from < colonial times to the present. Ohio history is placed in the context of its larger national and international setting. Alternate years. Fall 2005.
HIS309 LATIN AMERICA (3). A survey of the history of Ibero-America from pre-Columbian times to the present. The primary focus is on the interaction between indigenous and Iberian culture, the impact of the "liberation," and developments in representative states since independence. Offered irregularly. Spring 2007.
HIS317 CASE STUDIES IN NON-VIOLENCE (3). A study of the history of the peace movement in the United States, as well as some nonviolent leaders and significant actions. Some of the topics covered are the Catholic Worker movement, Mohandas K. Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr. May be counted toward a history major. Prerequisite: HIS100 or HIS110 or HIS111 or permission of instructor. Offered irregularly.
HIS320 RACE, GENDER, AND ETHNICITY IN AMERICAN HISTORY (3). This seminar surveys the broad contributions to American history by its multicultural peoples. Students leave the course with a sound foundation: a recognition of diverse experiences; an understanding of obstacles, setbacks, achievements, and opportunities. Includes written and oral analysis and interpretation of a wide range of resources: text; monograph; documentary and Hollywood film; biography and autobiography. Prerequisites: HIS110 and HIS111 recommended. Alternate years. Fall 2005/Spring 2006.
HIS321 UNITED STATES HISTORY, 1877-1919 (3). This seminar focuses on political, social, economic and cultural developments during the wildly expansionistic Gilded Age and the Progressive Reform Era. Includes written and oral analysis and interpretation of a wide range of resources: text; monograph; documentary film; fiction; biography and autobiography. Prerequisite: HIS111 recommended. Alternate years. Fall 2006.
HIS324 UNITED STATES HISTORY, 1920-PRESENT (3). This seminar focuses on political, social, economic, and cultural developments ranging across the 20th century from the New Era Twenties, through the Depression, overseas wars, the Cold War, domestic developments, civil rights concerns, globalization, and an increasing recognition of the challenges and opportunites of a multicultural society. Includes written and oral analysis and interpretation of a wide range of resources: text; monograph, Hollywood and documentary film; biography and autobiography. Prerequisite: HIS111 recommended. Alternate years. Spring 2007.
HIS340 WORLD HISTORY I: THE EARLY MODERN ERA, 1490-1870 (3). The history of the world’s major cultural realms from Europe’s Renaissance to ca. 1870: the Meiji Restoration, the Tai'ping Rebellion, the eve of the Scramble for Africa and the Age of National Unification. Emphasis is on cultural interaction, cultural diffusion and the emergence of "modern" forms of social, political and economic organization. Each Fall.
HIS341 WORLD HISTORY II: THE MODERN ERA SINCE 1870 (3). A continuation of HIS 340, this course examines the history of the world’s major cultural realms from ca. 1870 to the present. Key topics include the culmination and demise of the age of European hegemony, the rise of nationalism throughout the world, and the reordering of the world since 1945. Each Spring.
HIS351 MODERN RUSSIA (3). A survey of the history of Russia from the late 19th century to the present, with particular emphasis on the Bolshevik Revolution, the development of the Soviet system, and the collapse of the USSR. Attention is also given to the continuities that exist from the Czarist to beyond the Soviet eras, particularly in the area of foreign affairs. Alternate years. Spring 2007.
HIS360 MODERN EAST ASIA (3). A survey of the development of East Asian societies, principally China and Japan, since the 1700s. Primary emphasis is on developments since about 1840, but the course also traces the evolution and nature of traditional Chinese and Japanese cultures. Alternate years. Fall 2006.
HIS374 TOPICS IN UNITED STATES HISTORY (3). This seminar focuses on in-depth examination of varying topics in United States history including but not limited to the Civil War and Reconstruction, Women, African-Americans, film and history, literature and history, Vietnam, and the 1930's. May be repeated when topics vary. Prerequisite: HIS110 or HIS111 recommended, depending upon topic. Alternate years. Fall 2006.
HIS375 TOPICS IN WORLD HISTORY (3). An in-depth examination of a topic in European, Asian, African, or Latin American history. May be repeated when topics vary. Offered irregularly.
HIS435 SENIOR SEMINAR (3). The capstone course for the history major. Examines the methodology, professional standards and expectations, and evolution of the discipline. Research skills, writing skills and styles, and historiography are central themes. Prerequisites: HIS110 or HIS111, HIS235, and second semester junior or senior standing. Each Fall.