|CP195 The West in the World Since 1500 (3
cr) An examination of the broad patterns of Western historical
development in global context. Special emphasis will be given to the
competing assessments of the meaning and significance of Western and
modern global civilization.
The American Experience (3 cr) A one-semester survey course
designed to provide the student with a broad overview of the American
experience. It is especially recommended for students preparing for a
career in education. Major topics covered include early America and
Americans (beginnings to 1650), settlements, colonies, and the
emergence of American identity (1600-1763), the American Revolution
creating a new nation (1750-1815), expansion, reform, and economic
growth (1815-1861), the Civil War and Reconstruction (1861-1877), the
advent of modern America (1877-1914), the United States and two World
Wars (1914-1945), and the contemporary United States (1945- Present).
This course may not be applied to the two-course US History requirement
for History majors, although it may be used as a History elective.
Travel Seminar in History (3 cr) Off campus travel experience
sponsored by the Department of History and varying in length from a few
days to an entire semester. Offered varying years.
HI223 Colonial and Revolutionary America (3
cr) The first of four period courses in American history. A
survey of America during the colonial and revolutionary periods. Major
topics include: early European encounters with North America, growth of
English settlements, Native American civilizations, life in provincial
America, American colonies in the British Empire, and the War for
American Independence. The New England experience and major
historiographical interpretations will be emphasized. Offered alternate
HI224 Forging of a New Nation (3 cr)
The second of four period courses in American history. A survey of the
United States from its inception as an independent nation through the
crisis of the Civil War. Major topics include: the Constitution and the
New Republic, Jeffersonian and Jacksonian democracy, American society
and culture, westward expansion, slavery, sectionalism, reform, and
war. Major historiographical interpretations will be emphasized.
Offered alternate years.
HI225 History of the US: 1865-1919 (3 cr)
The third of four period courses in American history. This is a survey
of the United States from 1865 to 1918. Major topics include
Reconstruction, industrial expansion, urbanization, immigration,
intellectual and cultural trends, Progressivism, Imperialism, and World
War I. Major historiographical interpretations will be emphasized.
HI226 History of the US: 1920 to Present (3
cr) The last of four period courses in American history.
This is a survey of the United States from the 1920s to the present.
Major topics include: the new postwar era, the Great Depression and the
New Deal, World War II and the Cold War, and American society and
culture in flux. Major historiographical interpretations will be
Ancient Mediterranean World (3 cr) Studies the social and
cultural developments, economic and political ideas and institutions of
the ancient Mediterranean world including: the political,
socioeconomic, artistic, and religious history of ancient Mesopotamia
and Egypt; the successes and failures of Ancient Greece and Athenian
democracy; and the origin, development, expansion, and achievements of
the Roman Republic and Empire. Offered alternate years.
Medieval Europe (3 cr) Examines the social, cultural,
religious, and economic development of medieval Europe from the origins
of Christianity to the beginnings of the Protestant Reformation.
Particular attention is paid to the varying relations between church
and state, the birth of urban culture and economy, institutional and
popular religious movements, and the early formation of nation states.
Offered alternate years.
Early Modern Europe: 1500-1815 (3 cr) Social, cultural,
economic, and political developments in Europe from the Renaissance to
the Fall of Napoleon. Special emphasis is given to the Protestant and
Catholic Reformations, the evolution of monarchical power, the rise of
European overseas empires, the scientific revolution, the
Enlightenment, the French Revolution, and the rise and fall of Napoleon
Bonaparte. Prerequisite: CP210.
Modern Europe: 1815-Present (3 cr) Overview of European history
since the fall of Napoleon: international developments in the age of
Metternich, the rise of industrial society, the evolution of national
states in Germany and Italy, the Bismarckian system, the age of
imperialism, World War I, the rise of Bolshevism, fascism, and Nazism,
World War II, the origins and development of the Cold War, the
formation of the European Community, and the breakup of the Soviet
Empire. Offered alternate years.
Peoples and Cultures of the Middle East (3 cr) THe Middle East
always was, and continues to be, an area of tremendous strategic,
political and cultural importance. In this course we will investigate
the historical roots of present-day events: the Islamic empire, the
Ottoman and European domination, the establishment of a Jewish state,
the discovery of oil, etc. We will also address many of the ethnic,
cultural, religious, and political questions of the contemporary Middle
East. Special emphasis wil be put on understanding the people and
cultures of the region, the practice of Islam, the Middle East peace
process, and the significance of the region in world affairs. This
sophomore level honors course fulfills ENC’s intercultural literacy
requirement and requires permission of the instructor.
Prerequisite/Corequisite: The West in the World Heritage.
Special Topics in History (cr var) Applies to special courses
in History offered at the advanced sophomore level. Prerequisites:
Sophomore, permission of instructor.
Critical Readings in History (3 cr) A required course in
historical criticism and methods, students will explore the nature of
historical inquiry and practice along with questions of historical
epistemology and the relationship of the Christian faith to history.
Prerequisite: 9 credits of history course work.
Military History (3 cr) A survey of world military history from
Antiquity to the present, with emphasis on strategy, geography,
culture, and the philosophy of war. Prerequisite: CP210.
Seminar in Globalization (3 cr)
History of Science and Christianity (3 cr) Explores the
interaction of two of history’s most powerful forces - science and
Christianity - from the Middle Ages to the present.
History of International Relations 1945-Present (3 cr) The
causes and consequences of the Soviet-American Cold War from its
origins in Europe to its extension to Asia, Africa, and Latin America.
The rise of the multi-polar international system, the emergence of the
nonaligned blocs, and inter- and intra-alliance conflicts. Offered
Holocaust (3 cr) An intensive survey of the history of the
Holocaust, beginning with the growth of anti-Semitism in Europe at the
end of the nineteenth century and ending with the legacy of the
Holocaust today. Individual topics will include Jewish life in Europe
before the Holocaust, the Nazi rise to power, implementation of the
Final Solution, the response of collaborators and rescuers, the role of
the Church, questions of responsibility, and the problems of survivor
memory. This course does not fulfill an intercultural literacy
requirement. Offered varying years.
HI346 America in the 1960s (3cr)
This course analyzes the political, cultural, and intellectual history
of America in the turbulent 1960s.The African-American freedom
struggle, the Great Society, the rise of the New Right and the New
Left, the controversies surrounding America’s involvement in Vietnam,
student radicalism, sexual liberation, the counterculture, and
conservative backlash will be examined. The course will emphasize
changes in liberalism and the revitalization of conservatism. Studying
popular music, film, literature, and works of history, students will
focus on the tensions between integration and separatism, between youth
culture and traditional society, and the massive transformation of the
HI347 History and Culture of the American
South since 1865 (3 cr) A comprehensive and critical view of
the American South. The South will be studied as a distinct geographic
location that shaped American politics and culture. In addition, the
course will chart the South’s history as an idea that altered how
Americans perceived race, conservative politics, gender and sexuality,
religion, and economics. A major theme of the course will be the
southernization of American society. Students will become familiar with
interpretive historical literature on the South and will examine
representations of Dixie in popular music, film, collective memory,
literature, and political culture. This course fulfills an
intercultural literacy requirement. Offered varying years.
Topics in Non-Western History (3 cr) Applies to courses taught
on a rotating basis that explore various aspects of and themes in
non-Western history, including Asian, African, and topical courses.
Prerequisites: CP210 and approval by the department.
HI353 History of the Civil Rights Movement
(3 cr) Explores the history of the African- American freedom
struggle from the 1890s to the late 20th century. This course will
grapple with the basic inequalities and legal restrictions faced by
people of color in the U.S. over a hundred year period. It will also
cover the major attempts of whites and blacks to overcome institutional
and social race prejudice. Students will study the rise of the NAACP,
the formation of the liberal coalition, massive white resistance, the
post-1950s civil rights movement, and the lives of a number of men and
women who campaigned for and against racial justice.
The Conservative Imagination (3 cr) Explores the conservative
imagination in political thought and culture with special focus on the
various types of conservatism that emerged during the 20th century.
Prerequisite: GO210 or instructor’s permission.
HI372/GO372 The Liberal Imagination (3 cr)
Explores the liberal imagination in political thought and culture with
special focus on the various types of conservatism that emerged during
the 20th century. Prerequisite: GO210 or instructor’s permission.
Special Topics in History (cr var) Applies to special courses in
History offered at the junior level. Prerequisites: Junior standing and
permission of instructor.
HI399 Religion and American Culture:
Seminar in American History (3 cr) This readings seminar
offers history majors and non-majors a broad knowledge of religion and
American culture from the pre-colonial period to the present.
Special attention will be given to the work of historians, filmmakers,
religious studies scholars, anthropologists, and sociologists who
grapple with the complexities of American religious life. Offered
HI410 Seminar in American History (3 cr)
A senior-level seminar focusing on major interpretations and trends in
American historiography. Offered varying years.
Seminar in European History (3 cr) A senior-level seminar
focusing on trends and topics in European historiography. Options
include religion and society, Seminar in European History, or modern
Seminar, Christian Faith and Historical Inquiry (3 cr) A
senior-level seminar focusing on the impact of Christian faith and
thought on historical inquiry. Offered varying years. Prerequisite:
HI310 or permission of the instructor.
Department Thesis (3-4 cr) A seminar devoted to the research and
writing of a significant historical thesis based heavily on primary
source materials. Students defend and make a public presentation of
their theses at the end of the course. Offered annually.
Independent Study (var) Students with satisfactory academic
records are encouraged to propose to the department a program of
independent study for 3 credit hours. January term lends itself
particularly well to this opportunity, but courses are considered for
any term for work either on or off campus. Offered varying years.
Special Topics in History (3 cr) Applies to special courses in
History offered at the senior level. Prerequisites: Senior standing,
permission of instructor.
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