History (HIST) Undergraduate Course Descriptions
HIST 101. Studies in World History [Goal 5, Goal 8]
An interpretive study of general trends and selected topics in various periods and subjects that are cross-cultural, national, and regional in scope. May be repeated with different instructor and subject but not for general education purposes. 3 Cr. DEMAND.
HIST 105. Studies in U.S. History
An interpretive study of general trends and selected topics in social, cultural, political, and economic history. May be repeated with different instructor and subject but not for general education purposes. 3 Cr. DEMAND.
HIST 106. Historical Studies [Goal 5, Goal 8] (Diversity/MGM)
Studies in multicultural, women and minority history suitable for the MGM and/or general education requirement. May be repeated with different instructor and subject. 3 Cr. F, S.
HIST 109. Race in America [Goal 5, Goal 7] (Diversity/MGM)
The roots of racism and the manifestations of white supremacy and racial discrimination in a particular period of U.S. history. 3 Cr. F, S.
HIST 135. Aspects of Medieval English Society
Study of English society in the Middle Ages (approximately 1066-1485) making specific reference to the rich heritage of this period to be found in Northumbria. Course offered at Alnwick U. K. International Studies Program. 2 Cr. DEMAND.
HIST 140. America to 1865 [Goal 5]
Interpretations of general trends and topics from pre-European contact American Indian civilizations through the Civil War. 3 Cr. F, S.
HIST 141. United States Since 1865 [Goal 5]
Interpretations of general trends and topics from reconstruction into the recent era. 3 Cr. F, S.
HIST 150. Twentieth Century World [Goal 5, Goal 8]
Analysis of major themes in 20th century world history, including revolution and social change, national liberation, global conflict, the western world, global economy and rise of the Pacific area. 3 Cr. DEMAND.
HIST 195. Democratic Citizenship [Goal 5, Goal 9]
Exploration through history of the concept and practice of Democratic Citizenship from an intellectual, political, social, cultural, economic, and multicultural perspective from the year 1500 to present. 3 Cr. F, S.
HIST 210. Western Civilization I: Antiquity to 1500 [Goal 5, Goal 8]
Evolution of Western civilization from the ancient Mediterranean world to the 1500s. 3 Cr. F, S.
HIST 211. Western Civilization II: 1500-Present [Goal 5, Goal 8]
Evolution of Western civilization from the Reformation to the present. 3 Cr. F, S.
HIST 235. Britain in the Tudor Era
Politics, personality and religion in early Modern Britain. Course offered at Alnwick U. K. International Studies Program only. 2 Cr. SUM.
HIST 330. Europe in Revolution, 1789-1914
Political, cultural and social revolution in Europe with particular emphasis on Germany and France. 3 Cr. Odd F.
HIST 335. Reformation to Revolution: Early Modern Britain, 1529-1689
Politics, personalities and religion in Early Modern Britain, 1529-1689. Course offered at Alnwick U. K. International Studies Program. 4 Cr. DEMAND.
HIST 337. Modern Britain
British history, 1717 to present. Development of the modern parliamentary system; old empires and new; industrial society and the modern world. Course offered at Alnwick program only. 3 Cr. DEMAND.
HIST 345. American Economic
Colonial times to present; transformation from an agricultural to an industrial economy. 3 Cr. DEMAND.
HIST 346. Minnesota
Survey of Minnesota history with emphasis on interpreting the state's experience within a larger context. Indians, explorers, early settlements, state-making, agriculture, industry, transportation, politics. 3 Cr. Odd S.
HIST 349. Americans and Nature
The interaction of Americans with their natural environment from early settlement into the twentieth century. 3 Cr. DEMAND.
HIST 350. African American History
African background, Western racism, slave systems, beginning of black institutions, black nationalism and protest, civil rights movements. 3 Cr. S.
HIST 352. Native Americans
Indian people in the U.S. from early man to modern times, Indian cultures, Indian-white relations, the Indian today. 3 Cr. F.
HIST 354. Mexican-Americans
Spanish and Indian backgrounds in Mexico; primary emphasis upon Mexican-Americans in the U.S. since 1848. 3 Cr. DEMAND.
HIST 356. Women in History
Study of women's roles in shaping societies and cultures of the past and their struggle to achieve equality with men. 3 Cr. DEMAND.
HIST 357. Multicultural U.S. Women's History
History of women in the United States from pre-European contact to the present, emphasis on cross-cultural comparisons of women of color and minorities. 3 Cr. DEMAND.
HIST 358. Immigrant America, 1820's-1924
Why people migrated, areas of settlement, contribution to American society, problems faced within the U.S. 3 Cr. Even S.
HIST 361. Latin America, 1492-1825
Spanish and Portuguese colonial empires in America from their origins through the wars of independence. 3 Cr. F.
HIST 362. Latin America Since 1825
Development of the major Latin American countries since the wars of independence. 3 Cr. S.
HIST 365. Traditional Asia
A broad survey of Asian history to about 1600 A. D. , focusing primarily on cultural and intellectual history of India, China, Japan, Korea, and Southeast Asia. 3 Cr. F.
HIST 369. China Since 1800
The modernization of China. Primary emphasis on political, social, and economic developments during the Manchu, Nationalist, and Communist periods. 3 Cr. S.
HIST 370. Africa to 1500
Origins of humans in Africa; Ancient African Kingdoms; Roman, Byzantine and Islamic influences up to the coming of the Portuguese. 3 Cr. F.
HIST 371. Africa Since 1500
African reactions to European discovery, settlement, and colonial domination; European colonial regions to the advent of African self-rule. 3 Cr. S.
HIST 380. Topics in History
An interpretive study of selected topics in history. May be repeated with different subject to a max. of 9 Cr. 3 Cr. DEMAND.
HIST 385. Concepts and Theories in History for Social Studies Teachers
Practical application of discipline for middle and high school. Learn philosophy of history and branching off of the other social sciences. Translate content, theory, method, into grade-appropriate classroom materials. 3 Cr. F, S.
HIST 444. Internship
Participation as an intern in history with a cooperating historical, government, business, or civic organization whose intern program has been approved in advance by the department. 1-9 Cr. DEMAND.
HIST 490. Craft of the Historian
Historiography, critical evaluation of sources, and methods of historical research. Required of all BA history majors. Must be taken prior to HIST 491. 3 Cr. F.
HIST 491. Senior Research Seminar
Research on a specialized historical topic culminating in a seminar paper. Required of all BA history majors. This course meets the UDWR for the History B.A. Prereq.: 490. 3 Cr. S.
History (HIST) Courses for Advanced Undergraduate and Graduate Students
Graduate students will be expected to do additional readings and/or longer papers and will be evaluated on a higher standard.
HIST 402/502. The Middle East
The rise and development of medieval Islamic civilization; the Middle East under the Ottomans; the recent age. 3 Cr. Even S.
HIST 403/503. Medieval Europe, 325-1500
Political, economic and cultural history of Europe from the later Roman Empire to the end of the fifteenth century. 3 Cr. Odd F.
HIST 404/504. The Renaissance, 1300-1500
Growth of the secular spirit and state; rise of humanism; social and economic forces; beginning of European expansion; the dawn of modern science. 3 Cr. F.
HIST 405/505. The Reformation, 1500-1648
Protestant and Catholic Reformations; religious wars, rise of the modern state, modern culture and capitalism. 3 Cr. S.
HIST 408/508. Europe and World War I
Origins of World War I; the war and peace settlement; Russian Revolution; post-war problems; origins and rise of Fascism and Nazism. 3 Cr. Even F.
HIST 409/509. Europe and World War II
Causes of World War II; the war and post-war problems; adjustments which have created contemporary Europe. 3 Cr. Even S.
HIST 411/511. The Holocaust
The history and implications of the Nazi genocide; historiographical issues. 3 Cr. ANNUAL.
HIST 418/518. History of Social Welfare in the U.S
Survey and analysis of the development of social welfare concerns in the U.S. as they have been shaped by a combination of social, political, and economic factors. 3 Cr. DEMAND.
HIST 420/520. Colonial America, 1607-1763
Indian experience; European colonial economy and society. 3 Cr. DEMAND.
HIST 421/521. Revolutionary America, 1763-1791
Revolutionary era society, the American Revolution, the War for Independence, and the development of self-rule through the adoption of the Bill of Rights. 3 Cr. S.
HIST 422/522. Launching A Nation: America 1792-1848
Territorial expansion, reform, social change, economic development and growth of political democracy from the Federalist Era to the Mexican-American War. 3 Cr. F.
HIST 423/523. Civil War and Reconstruction U.S. 1848-1877
Sectionalism, disunion and war; the Confederacy, reunion and reaction. 3 Cr. ANNUAL.
HIST 425/525. Reform, War and Change: U.S. 1890-1945
Social, economic, cultural, and political trends, issues, and change, including progressivism, depression, war, urbanization. 3 Cr. DEMAND.
HIST 426/526. United States Since 1945
Economic, political, and social development of the United States since World War II. 3 Cr. Odd F.
HIST 433/533. Russia, 1700-1917
Politics, diplomacy, society, economics, and culture from Peter the Great to the Revolution. 3 Cr. DEMAND.
HIST 434/534. Soviet Russia Since 1917
Historical survey of politics, society, economics, and culture. 3 Cr. DEMAND.
HIST 445/545. United States Military History
Military problems and accomplishments from 1775 to the present. 3 Cr. DEMAND.
HIST 447/547. American Urban History
Urban America from colonial to modern times; the origin and growth of cities and their impact upon the development of the U.S. An elective for students in community development. 3 Cr. DEMAND.
HIST 448/548. Culture, Conflict, and Value in America
Puritanism, revivalism, American political thought, economic values, agrarianism, reform movements, literary traditions, individualism are among the discussed topics. 3 Cr. F.
HIST 451/551. American Families
The family and its relationship to the individual and the community from pre-industrial British colonial America to the late twentieth century. 3 Cr. DEMAND.
HIST 456/556. U.S. Foreign Relations from World War I
The U.S. as a world power; diplomatic policies in two world wars and their aftermath. 3 Cr. DEMAND.
HIST 458/558. The American West
Topical and chronological consideration of western land policy, territorial government, Indian policy, economic development. 3 Cr. DEMAND.
HIST 467/567. Modern Japan
Japanese history, 1800-present, emphasizing political developments, social and economic change, culture and intellectual achievements. 3 Cr. F.
HIST 480/580. Seminar in American History
Intensive reading and research in one area or topic of U.S. or Latin American history. Limited to junior, senior or graduate students or permission of the instructor. May be repeated with different topics. Max 9 Cr. 3 Cr. DEMAND.
HIST 483/583. Seminar in European History
Bibliographical study, research, and discussion of a selected topic. Limited to junior, senior or graduate students or permission of the instructor. May be repeated with different topics. Max 9 Cr. 3 Cr. DEMAND.
HIST 486/586. Seminar in Africa, Asia, or Middle East
Reading and research on a selected topic. Limited to junior, senior or graduate students or permission of the instructor. May be repeated with different topics. Max 9 Cr. 3 Cr. DEMAND.