Oct 21, 2020  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalogue 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalogue Archived Catalogue

Course Descriptions


All undergraduate courses offered by the university are listed. Not all of the courses listed are offered within a single academic year. A listing of the courses offered during a given semester is available online before preregistration each semester.

Trial Courses

Academic departments may offer special trial courses during the fall and spring semesters on a one-time basis without adding them to their regular departmental offerings. A second trial offering, if additional data are essential, must be within two regular semesters of the first. Numbers designating these special courses are 292 and 492. Descriptive information on trial courses does not appear in the catalogue but is on file in the Office of the Registrar.

Sequenced Courses

A hyphen connecting courses (e.g., 201-202) indicates that the first course in the sequence must be satisfactorily completed prior to registration in the second course of the sequence. When course numbers are separated by a comma (e.g., 201, 202), the first course is not necessarily prerequisite to those following. 

Online Courses

The university currently offers a variety of online courses, and two degree programs, the RN to B.S. option in nursing and Bachelor of Science in clinical research (CLR), are delivered totally online. Such courses are so designated in the Class Schedule and are open to both on- and off-campus students. Students interested in these programs should consult the online courses Web site http://www.uncw.edu/online.

Credits and Class Meetings

Unless specifically indicated at the end of the course description, the number of hours a class meets each week is the same as the credit hour value of the course. The semester hours credit for each course is indicated in parentheses immediately below the title of the course. For example, if three hours of credit may be earned, the credit is indicated as follows: (3). In variable credit courses, the minimum and maximum hours are shown as follows: (1-3).

Course Prefixes

The prefixes used to designate courses are abbreviations of the names of departments or fields of study within departments, as shown below:

 

History

  
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    HST 204 - Women in Modern America

    Credits: 3
    Survey of the female experience from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. Focus on three areas that affect the lives of modern women: work, politics, and sexuality. Differences between the first and second women’s movements, the sexual revolutions of the 1920s and 1960s, and the changing nature of women’s work in modern and post-modern society are explored in a comparative context. Partially satisfies University Studies II: Approaches and Perspectives/Historical and Philosophical Approaches. Satisfies University Studies II: Approaches and Perspectives/Living in Our Diverse Nation.


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    HST 205 - History of Science I: Antiquity to the Scientific Revolution

    Credits: 3
    The history of science from antiquity (ancient Babylon and Greece) to the 17th century. Topics include the rise of natural philosophy in Greece, medieval universities, Copernicus and the 16th century revolution in astronomy, Renaissance medicine and anatomy, and Isaac Newton’s mathematical study of gravitation. Partially satisfies University Studies II: Approaches and Perspectives/Historical and Philosophical Approaches.


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    HST 206 - History of Science II: Modern Science

    Credits: 3
    The growth and development of modern science. Topics include Darwin’s theory of evolution, Einstein’s special and general relativity, quantum mechanics, wartime science, the discovery of DNA, and the impact of science and technology on modern society. Partially satisfies University Studies II: Approaches and Perspectives/Historical and Philosophical Approaches.


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    HST 207 - Jewish History to 1492

    Credits: 3
    Survey of Jewish history from antiquity to 1492, with particular attention to the Jewish encounter with the Roman, Islamic, and European civilizations. Partially satisfies University Studies II: Approaches and Perspectives/Historical and Philosophical Approaches. Satisfies University Studies II: Approaches and Perspectives/Living in a Global Society.


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    HST 208 - Jewish History from 1492 to the Present

    Credits: 3
    Survey of Jewish history from the expulsion of the Jews from Spain to the modern era. Examination of how the different Jewish communities worldwide have met the challenges of a modernizing world. Topics include emancipation, religious reform and secularization, mass migrations, anti-Semitism, the Holocaust, and the founding of modern Israel. Partially satisfies University Studies II: Approaches and Perspectives/Historical and Philosophical Approaches. Satisfies University Studies II: Approaches and Perspectives/Living in Our Diverse Nation. Satisfies University Studies II: Approaches and Perspectives/Living in a Global Society.


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    HST 209 - African-American History

    Credits: 3
    A concise survey of the major themes and events in the history of African-Americans from the colonial period to the present. Partially satisfies University Studies II: Approaches and Perspectives/Historical and Philosophical Approaches. Satisfies University Studies II: Approaches and Perspectives/Living in Our Diverse Nation.


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    HST 250 - North Carolina Indians

    Credits: 3
    North Carolina Indian history from pre-Columbian times to present day. Topics include identity of North Carolina Indians; social, religious, political, and economic life; gender roles; European and American interaction; development of state and federal policy and Indian response; status of Indians in contemporary North Carolina and United States. Satisfies University Studies II: Approaches and Perspectives/Living in Our Diverse Nation.


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    HST 270 - Global Issues in Historical Perspective

    Credits: 3
    Selected themes and events in international or global history, with particular attention to cultural, intellectual, and/or economic exchanges between the ‘West’ and the wider world. Topics include: Society and the Supernatural, International Slave Trade. May be repeated under different subtitles. Satisfies University Studies II: Approaches and Perspectives/Living in a Global Society. Partially satisfies University Studies II: Approaches and Perspectives/Historical and Philosophical Approaches.


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    HST 280 - The History of Surfing

    Credits: 3
    The history of the sport of surfing, tracing the cultural, technological, and economic aspects of its transformation from a Polynesian folkway to a global multi-billion dollar economic force. Satisfies University Studies II: Approaches and Perspectives/Living in Our Diverse Nation.


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    HST 290 - The Practice of History

    Credits: 4
    An exploration of the nature of historical inquiry and of the techniques and methods essential to the study and writing of history. Partially satisfies University Studies IV: Building Competencies/Writing Intensive/Information Literacy. Satisfies University Studies V: Explorations Beyond the Classroom.


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    HST 291 - Directed Historical Research

    Credits: 1 - 3
    Prerequisite: Majors only, sophomore standing, permission of instructor. Directed historical research in collaboration with a faculty member, including examination and discussion of the historiographical context of historical research projects, research projects, research question framing, and finding, cataloging, and analyzing historical sources. Includes a paper related to the research experience.


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    HST 295 - Contemporary Issues in Historical Perspective

    Credits: 3
    Exploration of a contemporary issue from a historical perspective. May be repeated once under a different subtitle.


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    HST 300 - War and the United States

    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite: Any HST course or consent of instructor. Examination of the role of war in the development of the United States from the colonial period to the present. Includes the development of an identifiably American understanding of war and the relationship of the military to society.


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    HST 301 - Foreign Policy of the United States

    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite: Any HST course or consent of instructor. The formation and implementation of American foreign policy, including the relationship between foreign policy and American political culture, and the impact of foreign perspectives on U. S. foreign policy.


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    HST 303 - Film and History

    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite: Any HST course or consent of instructor. Examination of the interpretation of American, European, and global history in film, including both dramatic films and documentaries.


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    HST 305 - The Ancient Near East

    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite: Any HST course or consent of instructor. An intensive political and cultural study of ancient Babylonian, Egyptian, and other Near Eastern civilizations.


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    HST 306 - Ancient Greece and Rome

    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite: Any HST course or consent of instructor. A study of the civilization of ancient Greece and Rome with special emphasis on the Greek classical period and the Pax Romana.


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    HST 311 - History of England to 1485

    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite: Any HST course or consent of instructor. The history of England from the arrival of the Celtic tribes to the assumption of power by the Tudors in 1485. Emphasis on the political, social, and religious developments of the High Middle Ages.


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    HST 312 - History of England 1485-1815

    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite: Any HST course or consent of instructor. The history of England from the assumption of power by the Tudors in 1485 to the victory over Napoleon in 1815. Emphasis on the theme of continuity and change in political, social, and economic life.


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    HST 313 - History of England 1815 to Present

    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite: Any HST course or consent of instructor. The history of England from Waterloo to the present. Emphasis on the impact of industrialization and urbanization, the gradual democratization of British politics, the expansion and contraction of the British Empire, the impact of world war, the rise of the welfare state, and post-industrial society.


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    HST 315 - History of Modern Ireland

    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite: Any HST course or consent of instructor. A survey of the history of Ireland from the end of the Elizabethan wars and the establishment of the Ulster plantation through the divergent twentieth-century experience of the Republic and Northern Ireland.


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    HST 316 - British Empire and Commonwealth

    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite: Any HST course or consent of instructor. A consideration of the British Empire, evolution of the Commonwealth and the emergence of additional post-World War II areas of independence.


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    HST 317 - Northern Ireland from 1880

    Credits: 3
    Politics and society in Northern Ireland from Home Rule through partition, the troubles, and the peach process of the 1990’s and beyond. Examination of primary sources, film, and the work of a broad range of academic specialists in the region. To explore the historical development of this deeply divided society.


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    HST 319 - History of Spain

    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite: Any HST course or consent of instructor. Survey of Spanish history with particular attention to Early Modern and Modern Periods. From the Alfonsine era and Reconquista through the Golden Age, decline, Fascism and democracy.


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    HST 320 - History of France, 800-1800

    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite: Any HST course or consent of instructor. Examines the social, political, and cultural history of France from the reign of Charlemagne through the French Revolution.


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    HST 321 - History of Modern France

    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite: Any HST course or consent of instructor. History of France from the French Revolution and Napoleon through the political, economic and social developments of the nineteenth century to the World Wars of the twentieth century.


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    HST 322 - History of Germany 1648-1890

    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite: Any HST course or consent of instructor. The emergence of modern Germany from the end of the Thirty Years’ War through the Bismarckian empire. Topics include the rise of Prussian absolutism, the Enlightenment in Germany, the impact of the French Revolution, Romanticism, the revolutions of 1848, unification, and constitutional problems of the empire.


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    HST 323 - History of Germany 1890-Present

    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite: Any HST course or consent of instructor. Germany from the end of Bismarck’s chancellorship to the present. Topics include World War I, German Expressionism, the failure of Weimar democracy, the rise of the Nazis, defeat and division, rebuilding in East and West, the collapse of communism, and reunification.


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    HST 324 - Jewish Humor and History: From the Shtetl to Seinfeld

    Credits: 3
    Explores Jewish humor, tracing its evolution from the Yiddish culture of the 19th century to that of modern America. We examine schlemiels, schlimazels, and schnorrers, and investigate why they still have resonance today.


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    HST 325 - Russia to 1881

    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite: Any HST course or consent of instructor. History of Russia from its origins to 1881. Topics include the Mongol Conquest, state building, foreign policy, popular and intellectual opposition to serfdom.


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    HST 326 - Russia Since 1881

    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite: Any HST course or consent of instructor. History of Russia from 1881 to the present. Topics include the impact of emancipation, growth of revolutionary movement, revolutions of 1917, the Stalin years, post-Stalin reforms, end of Soviet Union.


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    HST 328 - The Darwinian Revolution

    Credits: 3
    Examination of the history of evolutionary theory, from the beginning of the 19th century through the middle of the 20th. Study of the development of scientific theories, and the impact of evolutionary ideas on culture and society in the US and Britain.


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    HST 329 - Issues in Modern Science: Race, Religion, and Politics

    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite: Any HST course or consent of instructor. Examination of three related themes in modern scientific culture: the evolution-creation debates, scientific racism, and the politicization of science. Emphasis on understanding science in its social context.


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    HST 330 - Womanhood in America: Family, Work and Community Life

    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite: Any HST course or consent of instructor. An examination of American women and women’s roles from the colonial period to the mid-nineteenth century.


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    HST 331 - American Urban History

    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite: Any HST course or consent of instructor. The transition in America from a pre-industrial rural society to an industrial urban society. This course explores the effect urbanization had upon America’s social, political and economic institutions and concludes with an examination of how the “revolution” in transportation and technology shaped the design of American cities.


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    HST 332 - American Environmental History

    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite: Any HST course or consent of instructor. The significance of the environment in American history from the colonial period to the present. Emphasis on the relationship between the natural environment of North America and the development of American culture and society, as well as changing attitudes toward the natural environment.


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    HST 333 - American Social History

    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite: Any HST course or consent of instructor. The impact of social change on American life from colonial times to the present. An examination of changing concepts of ethnicity and racial identification, the growth of religious movements, the effect of industrialization on family life, the impact of urbanization on crime and violence, and the influences of movies and television on mass behavior.


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    HST 334 - Public History

    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite: Any HST course or consent of instructor. A study of the ways in which historians practice outside of the academy. Topics include historic preservation, museum interpretation, cultural resource management, media, and archives. Class may include guest speakers and field trips.


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    HST 335 - Hollywood and American Society

    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite: Any HST course or consent of instructor. A study of motion picture entertainment produced by Hollywood in the context of major social, political, and economic changes in the United States.


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    HST 336 - American Indian History to 1900

    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite: Any HST course or consent of instructor. North American Indian cultures and history from the pre-Columbian era to the end of the nineteenth century. Topics include Indian social, political, and economic life, religion and worldview, and gender roles; European and American interaction; development of federal Indian policy and the Indian response; status of Indians in contemporary America.


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    HST 337 - American Indian History after 1900

    Credits: 3
    Prerequisites: Any HST course or consent of the instructor. North American Indian history from 1885 to the present. Topics include Indian life on, off, and after the reservations; various late 19th and 20th century federal Indian policies and the Indians’ response; and how Indians have survived into the modern era.


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    HST 339 - Economic History of the United States

    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite: Any HST course or consent of instructor. An historical study of American agriculture, labor, industry, transportation, and banking with emphasis on the relation of the government to the economy.


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    HST 340 - Race, Gender, and Citizenship

    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite: Any HST course or consent of instructor. Examines the shifting meanings of citizenship in the U.S. from 1790 to the present, with particular emphasis on the political and legal history of citizenship. Includes study of reform movements challenging hierarchical concepts of civic membership and the role of naturalization and immigration policies in regulating access to citizenship.


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    HST 341 - North Carolina 1524 to 1835

    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite: Any HST course or consent of instructor. Political, economic and social development of North Carolina from the colonial and federal period to the Constitution of 1835.


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    HST 342 - North Carolina 1835 To Present

    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite: Any HST course or consent of instructor. Political, economic and social development of North Carolina in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.


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    HST 343 - Wilmington: A Study in Development

    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite: Any HST course or consent of instructor. The city of Wilmington, North Carolina, and its environs from geological beginnings through approximately 1970. Wilmington is used as an example of major historical trends with emphasis on the twentieth century.


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    HST 345 - Religion in Antebellum America

    Credits: 3
    (PAR 352 ) Prerequisite: PAR 242  or consent of instructor. The influences and meanings of religion in antebellum American society. Topics include Second Great Awakening, expansion of Protestant and Catholic churches, communitarian movements, religious responses to slavery.


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    HST 346 - The Old South

    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite: Any HST course or consent of instructor. The South from the colonial period to the Civil War with emphasis on political, economic, and social institutions distinctive to the South.


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    HST 347 - The New South

    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite: Any HST course or consent of instructor. Aftermath of Reconstruction, rise of the New South, effects of industrialism, continuation and decline of sectionalism.


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    HST 348 - History of the American West

    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite: Any HST course or consent of instructor. American social, political, and economic institutions in the trans-Mississippi West. Topics include the American frontier, Native American and Hispanic cultures, women and minorities, and the Western environment. Individuals and government are examined.


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    HST 351 - Religion in Early America

    Credits: 3
    (PAR 351 ) Prerequisite: PAR 242 . Examination of the role and significance of religion in early American culture and society. Topics include contact between Native American and Euro-American religious traditions, Puritanism, First Great Awakening, religion in the revolutionary era, separation of church and state.


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    HST 352 - Colonial History of the U.S.

    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite: Any HST course or consent of instructor. Formation and growth of American colonies to the conclusion of the French and Indian War (1763).


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    HST 353 - The American Revolution and Formation of the United States

    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite: Any HST course or consent of instructor. Organization of the British Empire, events preceding the Revolution, the war for independence, Confederation era, drafting and ratification of the U. S. Constitution, politics of the new nation.


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    HST 354 - The Antebellum U.S.

    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite: Any HST course or consent of instructor. Study of U. S. history from the War of 1812 through the advent of the Civil War. Major topics include Jacksonian Democracy, reform movements, national expansion, immigration, sectionalism, and the political crisis of the 1850s.


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    HST 355 - Civil War and Reconstruction

    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite: Any HST course or consent of instructor. Examination of the origins, conduct, and significance of the Civil War, and Reconstruction through 1877.


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    HST 356 - Robber Barons and Reformers: the U.S. from 1877 to 1917

    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite: Any HST course or consent of instructor. The rise of American industry and the Populist-Progressive responses to urbanization and industrialization.


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    HST 357 - The United States from World War I through World War II

    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite: Any HST course or consent of instructor. A study of the United States from 1917 to 1945 with emphasis on World War I, cultural change in the 1920s, the Great Depression, the New Deal, and World War II.


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    HST 358 - The United States Since 1945

    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite: Any HST course or consent of instructor. Developments in American politics, cultural life, civil rights, and foreign policy from the time of the Truman Administration to the present.


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    HST 359 - Religious Reform in Modern America

    Credits: 3
    (PAR 353 ) Prerequisite: PAR 242  or consent of instructor. Religious thought and action concerning social change in modern America. Topics include urban revivalism, labor, civil rights, and peace movements. Emphasis on differing interpretations of scripture, church teachings, and religious identity.


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    HST 360 - History of Modern China

    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite: Any HST course or consent of instructor. Historical survey of China from 1840. Topics include China’s response to Western challenge since the Opium War, the impact of foreign imperialism and communism, China’s revolutions, China under Mao Zedong, and China’s economic and social transformation since 1970’s.


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    HST 361 - History of Modern Japan

    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite: Any HST course or consent of instructor. Historical survey of Japan from 1853. Topics include Japan’s response to Western challenge since the arrival of Commodore Perry, Japan’s emergence to an imperialist power, and Japan’s rise to a leading economic power after World War II.


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    HST 362 - The Pacific Region

    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite: Any HST course or consent of instructor. Survey of the history of the Pacific Ocean and Pacific Rim. Covers early civilizations, Western incursion, colonial and modern perdiods.


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    HST 363 - History of Premodern East Asia

    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite: Any HST course or consent of instructor. Survey of East Asian history from ancient times to the mid-nineteenth century, with emphasis on China and Japan and secondary attention to Korea and Vietnam.


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    HST 364 - Mughal India

    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite: Any HST course or consent of instructor. The emergence, consolidation, and decline of the Mughal empire between the 16th and 18th centuries. Topics include state formation, warfare, economy, administration, art & architecture, royal women and politics, religious movements, and the links established between South Asia and the rest of the world during the early modern period.


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    HST 365 - India and Pakistan after 1947

    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite: Any HST course or consent of instructor. The nature and ‘postcolonialism’ in these two states and the themes of democracy and dictatorship, economic and social development, religious nationalism, caste politics and the arms race.


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    HST 366 - History of Southeast Asia

    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite: Any HST course or consent of instructor. Survey of Southeast Asian history from the period of its cultural emergence through the modern era. Early temple, commercial and agricultural societies, maritime trade, European incursion, peak of commercial and cultural influence, colonial-era languor, post-colonialism and modern revival. Secondary attention to Pacific context and societies and to Australia.


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    HST 367 - History of Colonial Latin America

    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite: Any HST course or consent of instructor. Survey of the conquest and colonization of Latin America from pre-Columbian civilizations through independence in the early nineteenth century, focusing on the creation of new societies shaped by the interaction of Europeans, Indians, and Africans.


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    HST 368 - History of Modern Latin America

    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite: Any HST course or consent of instructor. The development of South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean from the time of independence in the early nineteenth century to the present.


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    HST 369 - History of Brazil

    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite: Any HST course or consent of instructor. A study of Brazilian history from its pre-Columbian beginnings through the periods of Portuguese colonial rule, the Empire, and dictatorship and democracy in the twentieth century.


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    HST 370 - History of the Caribbean

    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite: Any HST course or consent of instructor. Survey of indigenous societies, European incursions, plantation life and culture, revolution and independence, slave emancipation, economic, political and racial concerns from European contact to the present.


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    HST 371 - African History to 1800

    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite: Any HST course or consent of instructor. Historical survey of African history from earliest times to 1800 with emphasis on the precolonial period. Topics include early civilizations; the rise of Islam; initial European contacts and the slave trade.


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    HST 372 - History of Modern Africa

    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite: Any HST course or consent of instructor. Historical survey of African history from 1800 to the present with emphasis on the abolition of slavery and the slave trade; the scramble for Africa; establishment and operation of colonial rule; independence movements; and the post-colonial period.


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    HST 373 - History of Southern Africa

    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite: Any HST course or consent of instructor. Southern African history from earliest times to the present. Topics include early African and European inhabitants, the Zulu empire, mineral revolutions, regional conflicts, apartheid and African resistance to minority rule.


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    HST 374 - History of West Africa

    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite: Any HST course or consent of instructor. Survey of West Africa from earliest times to the present. Topics include early inhabitants, trans-Saharan trade, Muslim empires, pre-colonial kingdoms and peoples, slavery and the slave trade, colonialism, independence and recent events.


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    HST 375 - History of Central and Eastern Africa

    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite: Any HST course or consent of instructor. Survey of Central and Eastern Africa from earliest times to the present. Topics include early inhabitants, pre-colonial states and peoples, slavery and the slave trade, development of Islam and Christianity, colonialism, independence and recent events.


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    HST 377 - Topics in International History

    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite: Any HST course or consent of instructor. Selected themes and events in international or transnational history. Examples of course topics include: The Second World War, Age of Napoleon. May be repeated under different subtitles.


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    HST 378 - Gandhi and Gandhism

    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite: Any HST course or consent of instructor. The ideas of Mahatma Gandhi who led India’s struggle for independence from British rule. Topics include the evolution and application of his ideas of non-violent resistance and civil disobedience, his thinking on economy, society and state, their impact on the civil rights movement in the United States and the struggle against apartheid in South Africa.


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    HST 379 - European International Relations 1648-1914

    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite: Any HST course or consent of instructor. The emergence and evolution of the European state system from the end of the Thirty Years War to the origins of World War One. Topics include the rise of the great powers, the classical European balance of power, mercantilism, rise of modern warfare, and the impact of industrialization.


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    HST 380 - The Cold War: An International History

    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite: Any HST course or consent of instructor. Historical analysis of the main techniques, goals, and practitioners of international relations from World War I to the present, stressing shifts in the balance of power, ideological competition, alliance systems, international organizations, peace movements, and new methods of conflict resolution.


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    HST 381 - History Early Islamic Societies

    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite: Any HST course or consent of instructor. Historical survey of the Middle East from pre-Islamic Arabia through the rise of the Ottoman Empire. Topics include the rise and development of empires, their political institutions and trade patterns; Islamic theology and law; and cultural achievements.


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    HST 383 - Women and Gender in the Modern Middle East

    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite: Any HST course or consent of the instructor. Historical survey of the roles of women in the Middle East and the many interpretations of those roles. Topics may include the European fascination with the harem and the veil; women and the nation-state; women in revolutionary contexts; women and labor; women and veiling. While the primary emphasis is on Arab, Muslim women, Arab Christians and Israeli women are also examined.


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    HST 385 - Zionism and Israel

    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite: Any HST course or consent of instructor. Explores the emergence of Zionism in 19th-century Europe, the mass migration of Jews to the Middle East, and the establishment of Israel as the “Jewish state.” Topics may include the Arab-Israeli conflict, secularism and religion, and the relationship between Israel and the Jewish diaspora.


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    HST 386 - History of the Ottoman Empire

    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite: Any HST course or consent of the instructor. Historical survey of the Ottoman Empire from the 14th century through the destruction of the Empire and WWI. Topics include origins of the Ottoman state, ruling institutions, diplomacy/foreign relations, women/family life, religion/minorities, life in the provinces, and reform.


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    HST 387 - History of the Middle East in the 18th and 19th Centuries

    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite: Any HST course or consent of the instructor. Historical survey of Ottoman reform in Istanbul and the provinces. Topics include economic, military, legal, cultural reforms, the rise of ethnic nationalism and the role of the West in producing and influencing change.


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    HST 388 - History of the Middle East from World War I

    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite: Any HST course or consent of the instructor. Historical survey of the events that have shaped the modern Middle East. Topics include post-WWI diplomacy, colonialism, independence, and the rise of and challenges to the nation state. Includes consideration of political Islam, Arab nationalism, the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, and the wars in Iraq.


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    HST 389 - History of Palestine and Israel

    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite: Any HST course or consent of the instructor. Historical survey of the region from the nineteenth century through the present. The rise and spread of Zionism and Arab nationalism; the British Mandate; the uprising of 1936; 1949 and establishment of Israel; the wars of 1967 and 1973; the rise of the PLO and struggle with Lebanon; the intifada and the Oslo Accords; Jewish and Islamic extremism.


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    HST 390 - Medieval Civilization

    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite: Any HST course or consent of instructor. An examination of medieval Europe from the fall of Rome to the fifteenth century. Emphasis on the development of feudalism, manorialism, and the universal authority of the Catholic Church.


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    HST 391 - Europe in the Age of the Renaissance

    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite: Any HST course or consent of instructor. Political, economic, and social changes during the Renaissance, with particular attention to the artistic and intellectual achievements of the age.


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    HST 392 - Europe in the Age of Reformation

    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite: Any HST course or consent of instructor. Causes and development of the Protestant and the Catholic Reformations with examination of the impact of these movements on the political, economic, and social institutions of early modern Europe.


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    HST 394 - Europe in the Age of Absolutism and Enlightenment

    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite: Any HST course or consent of instructor. Europe from the Thirty Years War to the French Revolution. Topics include mercantilism; social transformation; colonialism; English constitutional government; Scientific Revolution; enlightened despotism, and changing balance of power.


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    HST 395 - Readings in History

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    Prerequisite: Any HST course or consent of instructor. Focus on a close reading of current and classical historical scholarship around a chosen theme in a small-class environment. Students will discuss and critique course readings; close attention will be paid to developing discussion and writing skills as well as historiographical knowledge. May be repeated once with a different instructor.


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    HST 396 - Europe from French Revolution to World War I

    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite: Any HST course or consent of instructor. The French and Industrial Revolutions and their social and political impact; the rise of nationalism and empires; capitalism and its critics; the changing balance of powers and the First World War.


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    HST 398 - Europe in the Age of War and Dictatorship

    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite: Any HST course or consent of instructor. Europe from the First World War to 1945. Topics include both world wars, Great Depression, nationalisms, communisms and fascisms.


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    HST 399 - Europe Since 1945

    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite: Any HST course or consent of instructor. Europe from the end of the Second World War to the present. Topics include the welfare state, decolonization, the 1960s, consumer society, the origins and end of the Cold War, and European integration.


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    HST 408 - Seminar: Medieval Europe

    Credits: 3
     (HST 548 ) Prerequisite: HST 101  or HST 102  and HST 290 . Research-oriented exploration of major themes and issues in the history of Medieval Europe (500-1500). May be repeated under a different subtitle. Partially satisfies University Studies IV: Building Competencies/Writing Intensive. Satisfies University Studies VI: Common Requirements/Critical Reasoning.


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    HST 412 - Seminar: Renaissance and Reformation Europe

    Credits: 3
     (HST 552 ) Prerequisite: HST 101  or HST 102  and HST 290 . Research-oriented exploration of major themes and issues in the history of Renaissance and Reformation Europe (1350-1618). May be repeated under a different subtitle. Partially satisfies University Studies IV: Building Competencies/Writing Intensive. Satisfies University Studies VI: Common Requirements/Critical Reasoning.


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    HST 414 - Seminar: Early Modern Europe

    Credits: 3
     (HST 554 ) Prerequisite: HST 101  or HST 102  and HST 290 . Research-oriented exploration of major themes and issues in the history of Early Modern Europe (1618-1789). May be repeated under a different subtitle. Partially satisfies University Studies IV: Building Competencies/Writing Intensive. Satisfies University Studies VI: Common Requirements/Critical Reasoning.


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    HST 416 - Seminar: Nineteenth-Century Europe

    Credits: 3


     (HST 556 ) Prerequisite: HST 101  or HST 102  and HST 290 . Research-oriented exploration of major themes and issues in the history of Europe from the French Revolution to the First World War. May be repeated under a different subtitle. Partially satisfies University Studies IV: Building Competencies/Writing Intensive. Satisfies University Studies VI: Common Requirements/Critical Reasoning.

     


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    HST 418 - Seminar: Twentieth-Century Europe

    Credits: 3
     (HST 558 ) Prerequisite: HST 101  or HST 102  and HST 290 . Research-oriented exploration of major themes and issues in the history of Europe since 1914. May be repeated under a different subtitle. Partially satisfies University Studies IV: Building Competencies/Writing Intensive. Satisfies University Studies VI: Common Requirements/Critical Reasoning.


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    HST 440 - Seminar: U.S. Social History

    Credits: 3
      (HST 518 ) Prerequisite: HST 105 -HST 106 , HST 290 . Intensive study of selected topics in U.S. social history. Examples of topics: African-Americans, immigrants, social movements, education, work and leisure, sexuality. May be repeated under a different subtitle. Partially satisfies University Studies IV: Building Competencies/Writing Intensive. Satisfies University Studies VI: Common Requirements/Critical Reasoning.


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