Undergraduate Course Offerings

Undergraduate Courses in History:  Descriptions

Petitions are required for first-year students to take 100-level or higher courses, and for sophomores to take 200-level or higher courses. HU fills humanities distribution requirements; SS fills social science requirements; ND not designated.

HIST 001 Time Travel: How to Make History 4 Credits*

Students discover the power of historical analysis in a rapidly changing world by investigating a series of pressing contemporary problems. History emerges as a vital tool for confronting human diversity and understanding how societies are transformed. Skills acquired include causal analysis, empathy, interpretation, source criticism, information management, digital methods, public engagement, and argumentative writing. Themes addressed vary with instructor.
*Required Course for Major

HIST 005 African Civilization 4 Credits

SubSaharan Africa through the millennia of the ancient world to the present. Human origins, state and nonstate systems, the external slave trade, colonialism, resistance to European rule, independence movements, and neocolonialism.
Attribute/Distribution: SS

HIST 007 Technology in America's Industrial Age 4 Credits

Traces the development of American technology from the preindustrial colonial era until America's emergence as the world's leading industrial power. The interactions between technology and culture, society, politics, and the economy will also be addressed.
Attribute/Distribution: SS

HIST 008 Technology in Modern America 4 Credits

Traces the evolution of modern American technology, including automobiles, aircraft, computers, nuclear weapons, television, space, pharmaceuticals, and biotechnology.Includes critiques of technology such as environmentalism. The interactions of technology and culture, society, politics, and the economy will also be addressed.
Attribute/Distribution: SS

HIST 011 Survey of Europe to 1648 4 Credits

Development of European history from Rome to the 17th century. End of the ancient world, origins and growth of medieval civilization, the Renaissance and Reformation.
Attribute/Distribution: HU

HIST 012 Survey of Europe Since 1648 4 Credits

The rise of modern nation states; the scientific and industrial revolutions; social movements and the French and Russian revolutions; impact of Enlightenment philosophy, nationalism, liberalism, imperialism and fascism; the development of modern class structure and transformations in gender relations, art, popular culture and society.
Attribute/Distribution: HU

HIST 015 English History 4 Credits

The history of England to 1688.The origins of representative government, the development of English social institutions, the unification of England, and the Renaissance and Reformation in England.
Attribute/Distribution: HU

HIST 016 English History 4 Credits

English political and social institutions from 1688 to the present.The evolution of parliamentary government, the rise of modern parties, the industrial revolution, and recent social philosophies.
Attribute/Distribution: HU

HIST 021 Greek History 4 Credits

The development of civilization from paleolithic times to the world empire of Alexander the Great.The social, economic, religious, philosophic, artistic, and literary development of the ancient world; the origin of political institutions.
Attribute/Distribution: SS

HIST 022 Roman History 4 Credits

Rome from its origins to A.D. 476.Political, social and religious developments.Transformation of the late Roman Empire to the early medieval period.
Attribute/Distribution: SS

HIST 041 United States to 1865 3,4 Credits

Native American cultures; European settlement; development of slavery and free labor systems; the Revolution; founding of the new nation; 19th century social, economic, cultural, and political development; Civil War.
Attribute/Distribution: SS

HIST 042 United States, 1865-1941 4 Credits

America's transformation into an industrial and global power from Reconstruction after the Civil War to the Great Depression; includes social, political, and cultural developments.
Attribute/Distribution: SS

HIST 043 United States Since 1939 4 Credits

World War II; Cold War at home and abroad; Civil Rights movement; the 1960s: Vietnam, the welfare state and social upheavals; new forms of cultural expression; feminism; rise of neoconservatism.
Attribute/Distribution: HU

HIST 049 History of Latin America 4 Credits

Spanish and Portuguese colonization of America and the struggles for independence, preceded by a brief view of the ancient American civilizations and Iberian backgrounds.
Attribute/Distribution: SS

HIST 050 Modern Latin America 4 Credits

Continuation of HIST 049.The development of the Latin American nations in the 19th and 20th centuries.
Attribute/Distribution: SS

HIST 075 Chinese Civilization 4 Credits

The development of traditional Chinese thought, beliefs, technology, and institutions from a historical perspective.
Attribute/Distribution: HU, SS

HIST 076 Understanding Contemporary China 4 Credits

An overview of recent history, politics, economy, religion, problems of modernization, popular culture, and attitudes. Contemporary Chinese society viewed against the backdrop of tradition and the tumultuous history of 20th century China.
Attribute/Distribution: SS

HIST 101 Histories of Globalization 4 Credits

Critical historical perspectives on current debates around “globalization” and the varied paths and responses to modernity, using recent scholarship associated with the New Global History. The “Rise of the West” paradigm, Industrial Revolution and modernization theory; creation of global financial markets, nationbuilding and New Imperialism; Great Depression and World Wars as global historical events; postwar decolonization, Cold War and emergence of North-South relations; impact of consumerism, movements for women's rights, ethnic nationalism and religious fundamentalist movements in traditionbound societies.
Attribute/Distribution: HU

HIST 104 Themes in History 2-4 Credits

Seminar on a particular theme or topic not covered by a currently listed offering.
Repeat Status: Course may be repeated.
Attribute/Distribution: HU, SS

HIST 105 Sports in Modern America 4 Credits

Surveys the social, cultural, and political role of sports in America since the Civil War. By addressing the development of sports and its relationship with race, class, ethnicity, gender, the media, popular culture, and government, this class will examine the impact of sports in making the America and Americans of the 20th century.
Attribute/Distribution: HU

HIST 107 Technology and World History 4 Credits

Development of technology and its relationship to political, economic, military and cultural aspects of world civilization from pyramids to the present.
Attribute/Distribution: SS

HIST 108 Bethlehem and the Lehigh Valley 3-4 Credits

Local history focusing on Native American communities, Moravian settlement, natural resources, industrial firms, immigration and ethnic communities, organized labor, housing patterns and urban sprawl, hightech industry, and tourism. Includes an analysis of techniques used in presenting these topics to the public.
Attribute/Distribution: SS

HIST 109 The Built Environment of New York: 1624-2001 4 Credits

How the physical environment of New York City, particularly Manhattan, came to be. Course themes include the evolution of land use, housing, changing economic functions of the city, immigration, cultural life, social communities, and changing technology. Topics include: settlement of lower Manhattan, the street system, immigrant neighborhoods and the Lower East Side, Greenwich Village, Central Village, Central Park, the elevated trains and the subways, the Brooklyn Bridge, apartment living, specialized shopping and entertainment districts, skyscrapers, Harlem, Rockefeller Center, the automobile and highway system, public housing, the World Trade Center. Usually taught in the summer in New York with walking tours to many of the locations listed above.
Attribute/Distribution: HU

HIST 110 American Military History 4 Credits

The American military tradition from colonial times to the present.America's wars and the development and operation of military institutions within the political, economic, ideological, and technological milieu of American society.
Attribute/Distribution: SS

HIST 111 Engineering in the Modern World 4 Credits

Roles played by engineers and engineering in the modern world, focusing on major achievements and failures, prominent engineers, and evolution of the profession.
Attribute/Distribution: SS

HIST 117 Women, Science, and Technology 4 Credits

Explores the impact of technology and science on women's social roles and the contribution of women engineers and scientists to their disciplines.Will focus on the American experience. Among the topics discussed are invention, design, laboratory research, education, engineering, professionalism, labor force participation, office mechanization, household appliances, virtual spaces, childcare and reproduction.
Attribute/Distribution: SS

HIST 118 History of Modern Medicine 4 Credits

Introduction to Western medical history from the 18th century to the present day. Students will explore patient/practitioner relationships, examine changing ideas concerning health, sickness, and disease, chart changes in hospital care and medical education, and tackle topics such as eugenics, medical experimentation, and health insurance.
Attribute/Distribution: HU

HIST 119 History of North American Indians 4 Credits

The history of American Indians from before European contact to the present. Emphasis will be placed on the diversity of native peoples of eastern North America and how patterns of interaction between native Americans and Euro-Americans have changed over time. Discussion format, research paper.
Attribute/Distribution: SS

HIST 120 Revolutionary America 4 Credits

Origins and development of the American republic from 1750 through the adoption of the Federal Constitution.
Attribute/Distribution: SS

HIST 124 Women in America 4 Credits

Roles of women in American society from colonial to present times: attitudes toward women, female sexuality, women's work, and feminism.
Attribute/Distribution: SS

HIST 130 African American History 4 Credits

Blacks in America from the first importation of Africans to the implementation of civil rights laws. West African origins, slave trade, slavery, free blacks and emancipation and study of Reconstruction, segregation, urbanization, and the struggle for racial equality.
Attribute/Distribution: SS

HIST 133 Lehigh in Martinique: Globalization and Local Identity 3,4 Credits

History, culture and politics of the French Caribbean island of Martinique, from its position as a key site of the 18th century Atlantic World economy to becoming an official French department and outpost of the European Union. Interdisciplinary perspectives on the complex nature of social identity, historical memory and impact of globalization. No French is required. Offered during winter inter-term through Lehigh Study Abroad.
Attribute/Distribution: HU

HIST 135 Era of Jefferson and Jackson 4 Credits

Colonial beginnings; the Articles of Confederation and the Constitution; the creation of a new nation; the development of American political parties; the antebellum American state.
Attribute/Distribution: SS

HIST 136 Era of the Civil War and Reconstruction 4 Credits

American abolitionism and the origins of the Civil War; the Second American Revolution; Reconstruction and its sequel.
Attribute/Distribution: SS

HIST 145 Introduction to the History of Science 4 Credits

The history of modern science, primarily physical and biological, with emphasis on the development of major theoretical models since the 17th century.
Attribute/Distribution: SS

HIST 150 Medieval Civilization 4 Credits

Formation and development of western culture to about 1400. Rise of universities and towns, legal development and origins of representative government, origins of nationstates, scholasticism and decline of the medieval church.
Attribute/Distribution: HU

HIST 153 Women in European History, 1500-Present 4 Credits

Examines the position of women in Europe since the Renaissance. Particular attention is given to changing conceptions of women and their roles in society, the evolution of women's work, the origins, growth and impact of feminism, and gender distinctions as reflected in law, politics, popular culture and leisure.
Attribute/Distribution: SS

HIST 154 The Holocaust: History and Meaning 4 Credits

The Nazi Holocaust in its historical, political and religious setting. Emphasis upon the moral, cultural and theological issues raised by the Holocaust.
Attribute/Distribution: HU

HIST 157 Europe in the Age of the Reformation 4 Credits

The breakup of the religious culture of medieval Christian Europe in the reformation movements of the sixteenth century. The origins and varieties of Protestantism; the intersection of religious ideas and politics in Germany, Switzerland, Britain, France, and the Netherlands; the “wars of religion” and the emergence of the European state system.
Attribute/Distribution: HU

HIST 158 Europe in the 17th and 18th Centuries 4 Credits

Transformation of European civilization from the 30 Years War to the outbreak of the French Revolution. Origins and development of the European state system; absolutism; commercial expansion and competition for empire; science; the Enlightenment and its impact on European culture and politics.
Attribute/Distribution: HU

HIST 159 Revolutionary Europe, 1789-1870 4 Credits

Revolutions and reactions; the rise and spread of liberalism, nationalism, and socialism.
Attribute/Distribution: HU

HIST 160 Europe in the Age of Total War, 1870-1945 4 Credits

Origins of two world wars; revolutionary governments in Germany, Italy, and Russia.
Attribute/Distribution: HU

HIST 161 Roman Law 4 Credits

Examination of Roman legal systems from the Twelve Tables to the Digest of Justinian.Emphasis on development of legal concepts and their historical context.Readings in primary sources; lectures; discussion.
Attribute/Distribution: SS

HIST 162 Contemporary Europe 4 Credits

Development of European States since 1945; European Community; Soviet influence and collapse.
Attribute/Distribution: HU

HIST 163 France since 1789 4 Credits

France's tumultuous transformation from an absolutist monarchy to a modern democratic republic.Explores major cultural, social and economic changes, with particular attention given to industrialization and urbanization, gender and class, church and state relations, the French Left and France's unique contribution to modern philosophy, art and culture.
Attribute/Distribution: SS

HIST 170 The Last Samurai 4 Credits

Explores the revolutionary character of the political upheaval in 1868 that led to the fall of the ruling shogan and the dissolution of the elite samurai class.Examines both the causes of these major political and social changes, and their continuing impact upon Japanese culture and society.
Attribute/Distribution: HU

HIST 179 Black Political Thought in America 4 Credits

Black leadership, organizations, and philosophy in America from Reconstruction to the Civil Rights Era; ideas and programs of Booker T. Washington, W.E.B. DuBois, Marcus Garvey, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr.
Attribute/Distribution: SS

HIST 180 Religion and the American Experience 4 Credits

The historical development of major religious groups in this country from colonial times to the present.Their place in social and political life, and the impact of the national experience upon them.Emphasis on religious freedom and pluralism, and the churchstate relationship.
Attribute/Distribution: HU

HIST 183 France from Medieval to Modern:Soc., Pol. & Art 3 Credits

France’s artistic, cultural, social and political development from early kingship and the dominance of the Church in the Middle Ages to the grandeur of the court at Versailles in the Age of Absolutism; the radical transformation of culture and society during the French Revolution and advent of the Modern Nation-State; to twentieth century developments including the two World Wars, imperialism and impact of post-war globalization. Course pays particular attention to the history of artistic and architectural movements as indexes of social and cultural change. Offered in summer only through Lehigh Study Abroad Office as part of Lehigh in Paris program.
Attribute/Distribution: HU

HIST 201 Historical Perspectives 4 Credits

Methodologies and interpretations of Western historians from ancient times to the present.
Attribute/Distribution: HU

HIST 202 Historical Research 4 Credits

An introduction to historical interpretation, research design, and methodology. Students will research and write a paper on a historical topic using secondary and primary sources.
Attribute/Distribution: SS

HIST 213 Ancient Roman Religion 4 Credits

Religious experience of the Roman people from prehistory to end of the empire.Nature of polytheism and its interactions with monotheism (Christianity, Judaism).Theories of religion.Emphasis on primary source materials.
Attribute/Distribution: SS

HIST 253 Paris: Plan of Metropolis 3 Credits

The splendor of modern Paris is due in large part to bold, large scale modernization and changes in the city’s patterns during the 19th century. This course, which is part of the Lehigh in Paris summer program, will cover a century of change and focus on the major accomplishments of its visionary planners.
Attribute/Distribution: HU

HIST 300 Apprentice Teaching 3 Credits
Attribute/Distribution: ND

HIST 302 The Capstone Experience 4 Credits*

Culmination of the major. Working collectively on a broadly-defined theme, students master the tools of historical inquiry by developing and completing individual research projects that engage primary and secondary sources. Theme varies with instructor. Departmental permission required.
*Required Course for Major

HIST 303 Topics in History 3-4 Credits

Intensive study in a particular area of history for advanced students. Topics may vary; may be repeated for credit with consent of advisor.
Repeat Status: Course may be repeated.
Attribute/Distribution: HU, SS

HIST 305 Public History 3-4 Credits

An examination of the public role of history in modern society, with focus on issues facing historians in museums, historical societies, archives, historic preservation, the federal government, and other organizations in the public sphere.
Attribute/Distribution: SS

HIST 306 Internship in Public History 2-4 Credits

Professionally supervised work in a museum, historical society, archive, or other historical agency. Written journal or report evaluating the experience is required. Permission of department chair required. May be repeated for a maximum of six credits. May not be counted toward the major requirement of 12 hours of courses numbered 303 or higher.
Repeat Status: Course may be repeated.
Attribute/Distribution: ND

HIST 308 Industrial America since 1945 3-4 Credits

Explores efforts to achieve both prosperity and security in the postwar era. Among the topics discussed: new technologies, consumer culture, disposable products, advertising, defense spending, technical assistance, and multinational corporations.
Attribute/Distribution: SS

HIST 311 Twins and Sins: The Rise of Rome 3,4 Credits

Rome from its origins to the mid-third century B.C. Emphasis on foundation legends, the power of the monarchy, and development of Roman political and religious institutions.Papers, quizzes, discussions.
Attribute/Distribution: SS

HIST 312 Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire 3-4 Credits

Political, social, and economic history of the Roman Empire, A.D. 117-A.D. 565.Romanization of the provinces, diffusion of Christianity, and special attention to transformation to medieval period.Includes readings in translation of primary sources.
Attribute/Distribution: SS

HIST 314 Age of Caesar and Christ 3,4 Credits

Roman history of the 1st century A.D. Political, cultural, and socioeconomic changes; special attention to the evolution of absolute power.Lectures, discussions, papers.
Attribute/Distribution: SS

HIST 315 American Environmental History 3-4 Credits

Relationship between Americans and their natural environment from the colonial period to the present: impact of European settlement, attitudes toward wilderness, role of technological development, rise of preservation and conservation movements, establishment of national parks, recent environmental protection legislation.
Attribute/Distribution: SS

HIST 323 American Cultural History since 1900 3-4 Credits

Development of American popular culture and media: popular press, Hollywood, radio, television, sports, and advertising, and the meanings these institutions have created in 20th-century United States.
Attribute/Distribution: HU

HIST 325 History of Sexuality and the Family in the U.S. 3-4 Credits

Changing conceptions of sexuality and the role of women, men, and children in the family and society from the colonial to the postWorld War II era.Emphasis on the significance of socioeconomic class and cultural background. Topics include family structure, birth control, legal constraints, marriage, divorce, and prostitution.
Attribute/Distribution: SS

HIST 326 Social Class in American History 3,4 Credits

Emphasis on the 19th and 20th century, focusing on: emergence of a whitecollar middle class; condition and treatment of the poor and growth of the welfare state; conditions of industrial workers, struggle to organize unions and their later decline; indicators of social status and exclusion among the rich; changing distribution of income and wealth over time and extent of social mobility.
Repeat Status: Course may be repeated.
Attribute/Distribution: SS

HIST 328 American Intellectual History since 1900 3,4 Credits

Social, literary, and political thought in the 20th century with emphasis on pragmatism and progressivism, maturation of American literary culture, ideas of American exceptionalism at midcentury, civil rights movement and feminism, neoconservatism and recent trends.
Attribute/Distribution: HU

HIST 331 United States and Africa 3,4 Credits

Reciprocal relationships between North America and the African continent from the slave trade in the 17th century to the 20th century-Afrocentric movement; impact of Americans on the shaping of modern Africa, Pan-African relations; influence of African Americans on US policies toward Africa.
Attribute/Distribution: SS

HIST 332 Slavery and the American South 3-4 Credits

The emergence and demise of the “peculiar institution” of African American slavery in British North America and the Old South. African background; colonial beginnings; 19th century-slave community; the ruling race and proslavery ideology; the death of slavery and its aftermath; slavery and freedom in a comparative context.
Attribute/Distribution: SS

HIST 333 American City to 1900 3-4 Credits

Settlement and planning of colonial towns; role of towns in the revolutionary era; industrialization and relationship of economic and technological change to urbanization; establishment of urban institutions; Irish and German immigration; beginnings of suburbanization; downtowns and the creation of a civic culture. Required field trip.
Attribute/Distribution: SS

HIST 334 American City in the Twentieth Century 3,4 Credits

Immigration; Progressive “reforms;” urban planning and zoning; impact of automobile and suburbanization; Depression and New Deal; public housing and racial ghettoes; urban decline and “renewal.”Required field trip.
Attribute/Distribution: SS

HIST 336 Bethlehem and the Lehigh Valley 3-4 Credits

Local history focusing on Native American communities, Moravian settlement, natural resources, industrial firms, immigration and ethnic communities, organized labor, housing patterns and urban sprawl, high-tech industry, and tourism. Includes an analysis of techniques used in presenting these topics to the public.
Attribute/Distribution: SS

HIST 337 History and Community Memory 3,4 Credits

This public history course provides students with the opportunity to research the history of a community. The community focus of the course will change each year. We will explore what constitutes community, what historical memory means, and how history functions to build or divide a community. Students will use both documents and oral history methods, and practice will be a major component of this course.
Attribute/Distribution: SS

HIST 338 Techniques in Public History 2,4 Credits

Designed to introduce students to a variety of public history techniques. Instructor will focus on one of the following topics each term: archives, documentary film, exhibit design, historical editing, material culture, oral history. May be repeated to a maximum of 8 credits.
Repeat Status: Course may be repeated.
Attribute/Distribution: HU

HIST 339 Managing Nonprofit Organizations 3-4 Credits

Addresses the effective management of nonprofit organizations, focusing on operations, administration, legal, marketing, finance and accounting issues in the nonprofit environment and emphasizing organizations such as museums and preservation organizations.
Attribute/Distribution: SS

HIST 340 Japanese Industrialization 3-4 Credits

Explores economic growth in the traditional economy, the rise of an entrepreneurial class, the importation of western technology, and the social, political and economic institutions which support industrial society since the early 19th century.
Attribute/Distribution: SS

HIST 342 Argentina, Brazil and Chile 3,4 Credits

Eighteenth-century Spanish imperial readjustments, independence, the emergence of new societies, 20th-century extremist movements, and the problems of developing nations.
Attribute/Distribution: SS

HIST 348 The British Empire and the Modern World 3,4 Credits

Examines the empire from its humble beginnings in the sixteenth century to its sudden collapse after World War II. Topics include exploration, ideology, state-building, war, capitalism, globalization, racism, social transformation, independence movements, and post-colonial legacies.
Attribute/Distribution: HU

HIST 349 Revolutions in Modern European History 3,4 Credits

Explores the origins, meanings, and impact of European revolutions from a theoretical and comparative perspective. Focuses on the English (1642-1660), the French (1789-1799), and the Russian Revolution (1917-1929), and how they reflected and shaped new ideologies and policies related to human rights, economic development, popular sovereignty, nationalism, class and gender politics, and State and society relations.
Attribute/Distribution: SS

HIST 350 19th Century Paris and the Invention of Modernity 3 Credits

This course considers the dramatic destruction and rebuilding of the city of Paris in the decades after 1850 and how changes in the built environment shaped social relations, political authority and cultural expression. Topics include the politics of city planning and architectural design; the history of the engineering profession, technology and the building trades; reactions to crime, disease and prostitution in the modern city; the 1848 Revolution, Paris Commune and political theory; the origins of photography, Impressionist painting and cinema; and the creation of mass consumer society.
Attribute/Distribution: HU

HIST 351 “The Gangs of New York” 3,4 Credits

The course will use the Martin Scorcese film “The Gangs of New York” as a window to examine the social economic transformations of New York City in the middle of the nineteenth century. Emphasis will be on immigration, slum gangs and street violence, politics, the Draft Riot of 1863, and the Tweed Ring. A recurrent theme will be to compare the historical record with the film’s depiction of those events. There will be a required evening showing of the film. Not available for pass/fail.
Attribute/Distribution: HU

HIST 355 Destruction and Reconstruction of Europe, 1879-1950 3,4 Credits

An analysis of the decline and disintegration of European civilization through two world wars and Europe's reintegration in the era of the European Union.Emphasis on the development of the European state system, international conflict, and political thought.
Attribute/Distribution: SS

HIST 356 European Cultural History 3,4 Credits

Transformation of European culture from the 18th century to the present. The Enlightenment, cultural impact of the French and industrial revolutions, romanticism and ideologies of the 19th century, contemporary European thought.
Attribute/Distribution: HU

HIST 357 Early Modern Germany, 1500-1850 3-4 Credits

The emphasis will be on one or more of the following topics: the Reformation, the Thirty Years' War and its impact, absolutism, the rise of Prussia, the failure of German liberalism.
Attribute/Distribution: HU

HIST 358 Modern Germany, 1850 to Present 3,4 Credits

Focus on one or more of the following topics: nationalism and unification, the Second Empire, World War I, the Weimar republic, the Nazi movement, the Third Reich, and postwar Germany.
Attribute/Distribution: HU

HIST 360 American Legal History 3,4 Credits

The interrelationship between law and social development with emphasis on modern period.Founding of constitutional government and balance of power within the federal system, the problem of slavery, legal support and regulation of business, and the use of law in various reform and civil rights movements.
Attribute/Distribution: SS

HIST 367 Rise and Fall of the Old South 3,4 Credits

Explores the American South as a region from the era before European contact to the end of the Civil War. Emphasis will be placed on exploration and settlement, Native American-European relations, the pre-Revolutionarry contest for empire, and the rise and development of the plantation complex and slavery.
Attribute/Distribution: SS

HIST 368 Seminar in Latin American History 3,4 Credits

Readings and individual investigation of selected topics.
Attribute/Distribution: SS

HIST 370 Historical Archeology 3-4 Credits

This course examines the unique nature of historical archaeology of postcontact America. Topics include reconstructing the past through the archaeological and historical record, exhibiting past culture, and capturing the real or imagined past. Course includes fieldwork and visits to famous archaeological sites.
Attribute/Distribution: SS

HIST 371 Independent Study 1-4 Credit

Directed readings in a topic or area of history not covered by current course offerings. For students of demonstrated ability and adequate preparation. Consent of department chair required. May be repeated for credit with permission up to a maximum of six credits.
Repeat Status: Course may be repeated.
Attribute/Distribution: ND

HIST 372 Special Topics In History 1-3 Credit

Attribute/Distribution: ND

HIST 373 The French Revolution and Napoleon 3,4 Credits

Breakdown of Absolute Monarchy; rise of Enlightenment culture and decadence of the court; storming of the Bastille and creation of republican government; daily life and “Great Fear” in rural areas; invention of modern nationalism and Napoleonic military culture; role of women in political life; uses of mass propaganda, public festivals and transformation of the arts; political violence in the “Terror,” Napoleon's imperial system and warfare with Europe; impact on revolutionary movements abroad and geopolitical realignment of the Atlantic World.
Attribute/Distribution: HU

HIST 389 Honors Project 1-6 Credit

Attribute/Distribution: ND

HIST 391 Honors Thesis in History 4 Credits

Opportunity for undergraduate majors in history to pursue an extended project for senior honors.By invitation and department permission only.
Attribute/Distribution: ND

HIST 392 Honors Thesis in History 2 Credits

Continuation of History 391 available under exceptional circumstances where additional credit for honors project is warranted.Department permission only.
Prerequisites: HIST 391
Attribute/Distribution: ND

HIST 401 Historical Research 3 Credits

Techniques of research in history: training in the critical handling of documentary materials, in measuring the value of evidence, and in formal presentation of the results of research. Students will write an original research paper using primary materials. Required of all graduate students in history.

HIST 404 Readings in the History of the Atlantic World, 1500-1900 3 Credits

Core readings offering a comparative and integrative approach to studying the development of nations, economic systems and trade, colonization, and cultural encounters among the people of Europe, Africa, and the Americas.

HIST 405 Readings in the History of Industrial America 3 Credits

Core readings in the history of technology and the larger framework of intellectual, social, economic, and political history. Includes comparative studies in the history of industrializing Europe and Japan.

HIST 407 Seminar in the History of American Industrial Technology 3 Credits

Origin and evolution of American technology and industry from the 19th century to the present. Investigates dynamics of major industries in national and international context. Not open to students who have taken HIST 307.

HIST 421 Readings in Topics in the Atlantic World 3 Credits

Study in small groups under the guidance of a faculty member on a particular topic in the history of the Atlantic World. May be repeated for credit with the permission of the instructor.
Repeat Status: Course may be repeated.

HIST 426 Readings in Topics in American History 3 Credits

Study in small groups under the guidance of a faculty member on a particular topic in U.S. history across several centuries. May be repeated for credit with permission of the instructor.
Repeat Status: Course may be repeated.

HIST 438 Techniques in Public History 2,3 Credits

Designed to introduce students to a variety of public history techniques. Instructor will focus on one of the following topics each term: archives, documentary film, exhibit design, historical editing, material culture, oral history. May be repeated to a maximum of 8 credits.
Repeat Status: Course may be repeated.

HIST 440 Readings in Colonial American History 3 Credits

Study in small groups under the guidance of a faculty member of the literature of the 17th and 18th centuries. May be repeated for credit with the permission of the faculty advisor.
Repeat Status: Course may be repeated.

HIST 441 Readings in Nineteenth Century American History 3 Credits

Study in small groups under the guidance of a faculty member of the literature of the 19th century. May be repeated for credit with the permission of the faculty advisor.
Repeat Status: Course may be repeated.

HIST 442 Readings in Twentieth Century American History 3 Credits

Study in small groups under the guidance of a faculty member of the literature of the 20th century. May be repeated for credit with permission of the faculty advisor.
Repeat Status: Course may be repeated.

HIST 443 Readings in English History 3 Credits

Study in small groups, under the guidance of a faculty member, of the literature of a particular period, problem, or area of English history. May be repeated for credit with permission of the faculty advisor.
Repeat Status: Course may be repeated.

HIST 444 Readings in Latin American History 3 Credits

Study in small groups, under the guidance of a faculty member, of the literature of a particular period, problem, or area of Latin American history. May be repeated for credit with permission of the faculty advisor.
Repeat Status: Course may be repeated.

HIST 445 Readings in the History of Science 3 Credits

Study in small groups under the guidance of a faculty member on the history of science. May be repeated for credit with permission of the faculty advisor.
Repeat Status: Course may be repeated.

HIST 446 Readings in the History of Technology 3 Credits

Study in small groups under the guidance of a faculty member of the history of technology. May be repeated for credit with the permission of the faculty advisor.
Repeat Status: Course may be repeated.

HIST 447 Readings in European History 3 Credits

Study in small groups, under the guidance of a faculty member, of the literature of a particular period, problem or aspect of European history. May be repeated for credit with permission of the faculty advisor.
Repeat Status: Course may be repeated.

HIST 448 Land Use, Growth Management, and the Politics of Sprawl 3 Credits

Introduction to issues of Land Use Planning, Community, Growth Management, and Sprawl. Examination of history of urban development in America from earliest settlements to the auto suburbs; also such planning and development factors as comprehensive plans, zoning, and the influence of infrastructure on development. Concludes with an assessment of the revival of city centers, alternatives to sprawl, and comparisons to development patterns in other countries.

HIST 451 Readings in Topics in Amercian History 3 Credits

Study in small groups under the guidance of a faculty member on a particular topic in U.S. history across several centuries. May be repeated for credit with permission of the instructor.
Repeat Status: Course may be repeated.

HIST 452 Research in American History 3 Credits

An intensive research seminar on a phase of American history. May be repeated for credit with permission of the department chair.
Repeat Status: Course may be repeated.

HIST 453 Research in English History 3 Credits

An intensive research seminar on a phase of English history. May be repeated for credit with permission of the department chair.
Repeat Status: Course may be repeated.

HIST 454 Research in Latin American History 3 Credits

An intensive research seminar on a phase of Latin American history. May be repeated for credit with permission of the department chair.
Repeat Status: Course may be repeated.

HIST 455 Research in History of Science and Technology 3 Credits

An intensive research seminar on a phase or aspect of the history of science and technology. May be repeated for credit with permission of the department chair.
Repeat Status: Course may be repeated.

HIST 457 Research in European History 3 Credits

An intensive research seminar on a phase of European history. May be repeated for credit with permission of the department chair.
Repeat Status: Course may be repeated.

HIST 458 Readings in Gender History 3 Credits

Study in small groups under the guidance of a faculty member on the literature of an issue, period, country or culture within gender history. May be repeated for credit with permission of the faculty advisor.
Repeat Status: Course may be repeated.

HIST 471 Special Topics in History 1-3 Credit

Individual study under the direction of a faculty member of a topic in history.May be repeated for credit.
Repeat Status: Course may be repeated.

HIST 472 Special Topics in History 1-3 Credit

Individual study under the direction of a faculty member of a topic in history.May be repeated for credit.
Repeat Status: Course may be repeated.

HIST 473 Special Topics in History 1-3 Credit

Individual study under the direction of a faculty member of a topic in history. May be repeated for credit.
Repeat Status: Course may be repeated.

HIST 482 Special Topics 3 Credits

 

HIST 490 Thesis 1-6 Credit

 

HIST 499 Dissertation 1-15 Credit

Repeat Status: Course may be repeated.