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These course descriptions are not being updated as of August 1, 2016. Current course descriptions are maintained in LionPATH.

History (HIST)

HIST 001 (GH;IL) The Western Heritage I (3) A survey of the Western heritage from the ancient Mediterranean world to the dawn of modern Europe.
Effective: Spring 2006
 

HIST 001T (GH;IL) The Western Heritage I (3) A survey of the Western heritage from the ancient Mediterranean world to the dawn of modern Europe.
Effective: Spring 2006
 

HIST 002 (GH;IL) The Western Heritage II (3) A survey of the Western heritage from the dawn of modern Europe in the seventeenth century to the present.
Effective: Spring 2006
 

HIST 003 (GH;US) The American Nation: Historical Perspectives (3) American history from discovery to the present, focusing on both racial, ethnic, and religious differences and shared traditions and ideals.
Effective: Fall 2014
 

HIST 005 (GH;IL) (CAMS 005) Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations (3) Survey of the history and cultures of anicent Mediterranean civilizations in Mesopotamia, Egypt, Syro-Levant, Anatolia, Greece, and Rome.
Effective: Spring 2008
 

HIST 010 (GH;IL) World History I (3) Human origins; early civilizations; major political and intellectual developments on all continents; cultural interrelationships to 1500.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

HIST 011 (GH;IL) World History II (3) Social, economic, and political evolution of societies and cultures from 1500 to the present.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

HIST 012 (GH;US) History of Pennsylvania (3) Chronological and topical survey, emphasizing immigration of diverse ethnic groups and religious, political, economic, and social developments, including industrialization and urbanization.
Effective: Spring 2006
 

HIST 020 (GH;US) American Civilization to 1877 (3) An historical survey of the American experience from its colonial beginnings through the Civil War and Reconstruction.
Effective: Spring 2006
 

HIST 020Y (GH;US) American Civilization to 1877 (3) An historical survey of the American experience from its colonial beginnings through the Civil War and Reconstruction.
Effective: Spring 2006
 

HIST 021 (GH;US) American Civilization Since 1877 (3) An historical survey of the American experience from the emergence of urban-industrial society in the late nineteenth century to the present.
Effective: Spring 2006
 

HIST 021Y (GH;US) American Civilization Since 1877 (3) An historical survey of the American experience from the emergence of urban-industrial society in the late nineteenth century to the present.
Effective: Spring 2006
 

HIST 066 (GH;IL) Survey of British History (3) The British Isles and their peoples since the ancient period, emphasizing political, cultural, and intellectual developments and imperial rise and fall.
Effective: Summer 2012
 

HIST 083S (GH) First-Year Seminar in History (3) Critical approaches to the dimensions and directions in History.
Effective: Summer 1999
 

HIST 100 (GH;IL) (CAMS 100) Ancient Greece (3) Greek world from the earliest Aegean cultures to the death of Alexander the Great and the beginnings of Hellenistic civilization.
Effective: Spring 2006
 

HIST 101 (GH;IL) (CAMS 101) The Roman Republic and Empire (3) History of the Roman Republic and Empire from the origins of Rome to the disintegration of the Empire.
Effective: Spring 2006
 

HIST 102 (GH;IL) (CAMS 102, J ST 102, RL ST 102) Canaan and Israel in Antiquity (3) Political, social, and intellectual history of the land of Canaan/Israel in the Biblical era: Late Bronze and Iron Ages.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

HIST 103 (GH;IL) The History of Madness, Mental Illness, and Psychiatry (3) This course will examine the ideas that have shaped European and American perceptions of madness, insanity, and mental illness.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

HIST 104 (GH) (CAMS 104) Ancient Egypt (3) The history and archaeology of ancient Egypt from the dawn of history to the Greco-Roman period.
Effective: Summer 2002
 

HIST 105 (GH;IL) The Byzantine Empire (3) Development of Byzantine civilization from the decline of the Roman Empire to the fall of Constantinople.
Effective: Spring 2006
 

HIST 107 (GH;IL) (MEDVL 107) Medieval Europe (3) Rise and development of the civilization of medieval Europe from the decline of Rome to 1500.
Effective: Spring 2006
 

HIST 108 (GH;IL) The Crusades: Holy War in the Middle Ages (3) The social and political history of medieval religious warfare in Europe and in the Middle East.
Effective: Spring 2006
 

HIST 109 (GH;US) Introduction to U.S. Environmental History (3) An introduction to the changing relationships between human beings and the natural world in American history.
Effective: Fall 2016
 

HIST 110 (GH;IL) Nature and History (3) A broad introduction to the history of human relationships with nature throughout the world.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

HIST 111 (GH;US) (NUTR 111) American Food System: History, Technology, and Culture (3) A cultural analysis of the evolution of U.S. agricultural production and food consumption patterns, the food industry and food marketing.
Effective: Fall 2013
 

HIST 112 (US) Introduction to U.S. Environmental History (3) An introduction to the changing relationships between human beings and the natural world in American history.
Effective: Fall 2016
  Concurrent: HIST 020 ; HIST 021 ; HIST 001 ; HIST 002

HIST 113 (IL) Baseball in Comparative History (3) Comparative survey of baseball history from its beginnings to the present.
Effective: Fall 2009
 

HIST 115 (GH;US) (J ST 115, RL ST 115) The American Jewish Experience (3) Examination of the history, culture, social tensions, and contributions of Jews and Judaism in America.
Effective: Fall 2015
 

HIST 116 (GS;US;IL) (WMNST 116) Family and Sex Roles in Modern History (3) Historical perspectives on the Western family since 1500: gender roles, marriage, sexuality, child rearing, and old age; emphasis on United States.
Effective: Spring 2006
 

HIST 117 (GH;US;IL) (WMNST 117) Women in Modern History (3) Modernization and women: changing images and roles since mid-eighteenth century in the family, workshop, politics, society; cross-cultural comparisons.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

HIST 118 (US;IL) (J ST 118) Modern Jewish History (3) Jewish social and political history from 1492 to the present.
Effective: Fall 2015
 

HIST 119 (GH;IL) Gender and History (3) Survey of the development of gender roles in Western societies from the prehistoric era to the early modern period.
Effective: Spring 2008
 

HIST 120 (GS;IL) Europe Since 1848 (3) Political, social, and ideological developments; origin and impact of two World Wars; totalitarianism and democracy; changing role in the world.
Effective: Spring 2006
 

HIST 121 (GH;IL) (J ST 121) History of the Holocaust 1933-1945 (3) Historical analysis of holocaust themes.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

HIST 122 (GH) History of Science I (3) A history of science and culture from pre-history until the Scientific Revolution.
Effective: Fall 2014
 

HIST 123 (GH) History of Science II (3) A history of science and culture from the scientific revolution to the present.
Effective: Fall 2014
 

HIST 124 (GH;US;IL) (S T S 124) History of Western Medicine (3) This course explores the history of health, illness, and medicine in western society.
Effective: Summer 2008
 

HIST 127 (US) (LTNST 127) Introduction to U.S. Latina/o History (3) This course introduces students to the history of U.S. Latina/os, including Puerto Ricans, Dominicans, Chicanos, Cubans, and Central Americans.
Effective: Spring 2008
 

HIST 130 (GH;US) Introduction to the Civil War Era, 1848 through 1877 (3) Survey of causes and consequences of American Civil War, end of Mexican War in 1848 through end of Reconstruction, 1877.
Effective: Spring 2010
 

HIST 134 (GH;IL) Introduction to the British Isles, 1400-1800 (3) Survey of the history and cultures of the British Isles from 1400 to 1800.
Effective: Spring 2010
 

HIST 140 (GH;IL) (J ST 140) The Israel-Palestine Conflict (3) Roots of the Israel-Palestine conflict; relations between Arabs and Jews in the Middle East from 19th century to present.
Effective: Fall 2016
 

HIST 141 (GH;IL) Medieval and Modern Russia (3) Introductory survey, including political, social, economic, and cultural development of Kievan, Muscovite, and Imperial Russia.
Effective: Spring 2006
 

HIST 142 (GS;IL) History of Communism (3) Marxism; Leninism and evolution of the Soviet Union; formation and development of the Communist bloc; impact of Chinese Communism.
Effective: Spring 2006
 

HIST 143 (GH;IL) (J ST 143) History of Fascism and Nazism (3) The study of right-wing totalitarianism in the twentieth century, with special emphasis on Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany.
Effective: Fall 2015
 

HIST 144 (GH;US;IL) The World at War: 1939-1945 (3) In-depth study of the origins and conduct of World War II. Political and economic aspects as well as military.
Effective: Spring 2006
 

HIST 150 (GH;US) America in the 1960s: An Introduction (3) An introduction to the history of the United States in the 1960s.
Effective: Summer 2015
 

HIST 151 (GS;US) (S T S 151) Technology and Society in American History (3) Development of technology in America from colonial times; its reception and its influence on social, economic, and political life.
Effective: Spring 2006
 

HIST 152 (GH;US;IL) (AF AM 152) African American History (3) African roots; colonial and revolutionary experiences; slavery and abolitionism; civil war and reconstruction; accommodation and protest; the new militancy.
Effective: Fall 2013
 

HIST 153 (GH;US) The Indian in North America (3) A survey of the American Indian from prehistory to the present.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

HIST 153Y (GH;US) The Indian in North America (3) A survey of the American Indian from prehistory to the present.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

HIST 154 (GH;US) History of Welfare and Poverty in the United States (3) History of care of the impoverished (emphasis on gender, race, nationality, age of poor, and welfare givers), 18th century to present.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

HIST 155 (GH;US) American Business History (3) Major developments in the history of business and industry from the colonial period to the present.
Effective: Spring 2006
 

HIST 156 (US) History of the American Worker (3) A study of the American worker from the preindustrial era to the present.
Effective: Spring 2006
 

HIST 158 (US;IL) History of American Immigration (3) The waves of migration to America and an analysis of the resulting minority groups, their reception, assimilation, and persisting identity.
Effective: Spring 2006
 

HIST 159 (GH;US) (CRIMJ 159) History of the FBI (3) Survey of the FBI's history with special emphasis on civil rights and liberties and bureaucratic development.
Effective: Spring 2014
 

HIST 160 (US) American Naval History (3) Introduction to the role of the United States Navy in the defense, diplomacy, commerce, and scientific development of the nation.
Effective: Spring 2006
 

HIST 161 (US) The Battle of Gettysburg in American Historical Memory (3) Examines factors shaping understanding of the Civil War's decisive battle and its meanings as a national symbol.
Effective: Spring 2006
 

HIST 165 (IL) (ARAB 165, RL ST 165) Introduction to Islamic Civilization (3) Islamic history, culture, and religious life c.600-1500 C.E.
Effective: Spring 2006
 

HIST 166 (GH;US) (WMNST 166) History of Sexuality (3) Discusses the ideas, practices, and identities surrounding sexuality over several centuries in a variety of contexts, focusing primarily on the US.
Effective: Summer 2012
Prerequisite: one introductory level course in History or Women's Studies  

HIST 171 (GH;IL) (ASIA 171) Introduction to South Asian History 2: Early Modern to Contemporary (3) An introduction to South Asian history from early modern to contemporary times.
Effective: Spring 2015
 

HIST 172 (GH;IL) (ASIA 172, JAPNS 172) Survey of Japanese Civilization (3) Survey of social, institutional, cultural, and religious developments from ancient times to the present.
Effective: Fall 2016
 

HIST 173 (GH;IL) Vietnam in War and Peace (3) Rise of nationalism and communism; origins of conflict; United States involvement; impact on postwar regional and international politics; contemporary Vietnam.
Effective: Spring 2006
 

HIST 174 (GH;IL) (ASIA 174) The History of Traditional East Asia (3) Comparative cultural, institutional, and social history of traditional China and Japan to their contact with the industrialized West.
Effective: Fall 2016
 

HIST 175 (GH;IL) (ASIA 175) The History of Modern East Asia (3) Survey of modern East Asian history and civilizations, from the nineteenth century to roughly the present day.
Effective: Fall 2016
 

HIST 176 (GH;IL) Survey of Indian History (3) Survey of cultural, institutional, and political history from ancient times to the present.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

HIST 177 (GH;IL) (ASIA 177) The Rise of Modern Southeast Asia (3) Study of Southeast Asia from the rise of early empires to the present.
Effective: Summer 2014
 

HIST 178 (GH;IL) Latin-American History to 1820 (3) Conquest of the New World, development of colonial institutions, impact on native cultures, and origins of independence movements.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

HIST 179 (GH;IL) Latin-American History Since 1820 (3) Origin, political growth, international relations, and economic status of the Latin-American republics, with emphasis upon present-day conditions.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

HIST 180 (GH;IL) (CAMS 180) Ancient Warfare (3) Historical survey of the evolution of warfare in the ancient Mediterranean region from prehistoric times to the Later Roman Empire.
Effective: Summer 2006
 

HIST 181 (GH;IL) (J ST 181) Introduction to the Middle East (3) Origins of Islamic civilization; expansion of Islam; the Ottoman Empire; the Middle East since 1918.
Effective: Fall 2015
 

HIST 182 (GH;IL) (ASIA 182) Asian Trade: Economy, Industrialization and Capitalism in Asia (3) An historical overview of economy, industrialization, globalization and capitalism in Asia from the 16th century to present.
Effective: Summer 2014
 

HIST 183 (GH;IL) (ASIA 183) Gender, Family, and Society in East Asia (3) Investigates the history of gender, family, love, and sex in East Asia.
Effective: Summer 2012
 

HIST 184 (GH;IL) (ASIA 184) Society and Culture in the Pacific War (3) Examines the role of society and culture in the Pacific War's causes, contexts, realities, and aftermath.
Effective: Summer 2012
 

HIST 185 (GH;IL) (ASIA 185) Asian Pop: The History of Popular Culture in Asia (3) A history of popular culture from the early modern period to the present.
Effective: Summer 2014
 

HIST 186 (IL) (ASIA 186) The Silk Roads (3) A survey of the Silk Roads and maritime routes connecting premodern Europe and Asia, and the cultures that flourished along them.
Effective: Spring 2016
 

HIST 188 (GH;IL) (ASIA 188) Tibet: People, Places and Space (3) This course examines the historical, cultural, and ethnic dimensions of Tibet from the seventh century to the present.
Effective: Summer 2012
 

HIST 189 (GH;IL) (ASIA 189) Illicit Asia: An Alternative Introduction to Asia (3) A historical introduction to unlawful, illegitimate and forbidden ideas, goods people and places in modern Asia.
Effective: Summer 2014
 

HIST 190 (GH;IL) (J ST 190, RL ST 190) Religion and Conflict (3) Critical examination of the role religion has played in human conflict.
Effective: Summer 2015
 

HIST 191 (GH;IL) (AFR 191) Early African History (3) Explores important economic and cultural transformations in the making of early African empires from 1 MBC to 1750.
Effective: Fall 2012
 

HIST 192 (GH;IL) (AFR 192) Modern African History (3) Impact of the slave trade, expansion of Islam, colonial conquest, social and cultural transformations, resistance, nationalism, and independence.
Effective: Fall 2012
 

HIST 197 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Spring 1995
 

HIST 199 (IL) Foreign Studies (1-12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

HIST 200 (US) American Local History (3 per semester/maximum of 6) Topics in American local history relating local to national developments and studying the historical method by using primary source material.
Effective: Spring 2006
Prerequisite: HIST 020 orHIST 021  

HIST 203Y (GH;US;IL) History of Monsters, Aliens & The Supernatural (3) This course explores the history of the preoccupation with monsters, aliens, and the supernatural.
Effective: Summer 2015
 

HIST 205 (GH;US) (J ST 205) American Antisemitism (3) The Phenomenon of antisemitism in American history from Peter Stuyvesant to the present.
Effective: Summer 2011
 

HIST 210 (GH;US) (AF AM 210) Freedom's First Generation: African American Life and Work, 1865 to World War II (3) The course will explore the context and events that shaped African American life over the period 1896-1932.
Effective: Spring 2015
Prerequisite: AF AM 100 three credits of American history or permission of the instructor  

HIST 211 (GH;US;IL) (AF AM 211) Slavery and Freedom in the Black Atlantic (3) The course will explore the history and role of African and African-descent people in Africa, the Americas, and Europe.
Effective: Spring 2015
Prerequisite: AF AM 100 orHIST 003 orHIST 020 orHIST 021 orHIST 152  

HIST 213Y (GH;US) (AF AM 213Y, WMNST 213Y) African American Women's History (3) This course examines the social, political, and economic history of African American women in the United States from slavery to the present.
Effective: Spring 2015
 

HIST 220 (GH;IL) (J ST 220) Global Diaspora and Exile (3) Introduction to and survey of the Jewish and other Diasporas around the world.
Effective: Fall 2015
 

HIST 235 (US;IL) (J ST 235, RL ST 235) The Church and the Jews (3) Examination of the relationship between Western church and the Jews from the First Century to Enlightenment.
Effective: Spring 2006
 

HIST 250 (GH;IL) (AF AM 250) Introduction to the Modern Caribbean (3) A survey course which explores the historical evolution and emergence of the modern Caribbean.
Effective: Fall 2012
 

HIST 261Y (GH;US;IL) (J ST 261Y) Ghetto: From Venice to Detroit (3) This course explores why certain groups have been segregated in cities around the world in the last 500 years.
Effective: Spring 2015
 

HIST 266Y (GH;US) (WMNST 266Y) Sex and Violence in Nineteenth-Century America (3) Historical Overview of Sex and Violence in the Nineteenth-Century United States.
Effective: Spring 2015
 

HIST 294 Research Project (1-12) Supervised student activities on research projects identified on an individual or small-group basis.
Effective: Summer 1994
 

HIST 296 Independent Studies (1-18) Creative projects, including research and design, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Spring 1986
 

HIST 297 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Spring 1986
 

HIST 299 (IL) Foreign Studies (12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

HIST 300B American Historiography (3) Readings, group discussions, and oral and written reports on great historians, philosophy of history, and conflicting interpretations in American history.
Effective: Fall 1983
Prerequisite: third-semester standing 6 credits in history with a grade of A or B an all-University average of B  

HIST 300C Independent Study (3) Readings and oral and written reports in areas to be arranged with the chairman of the Honors Committee.
Effective: Spring 2012
Prerequisite: HIST 300B  

HIST 300D Honors Thesis (3) Research paper in an area arranged with the chairman of the Honors Committee.
Effective: Spring 2012
Prerequisite: HIST 300B, HIST 300C  

HIST 301W Scope and Methods of History (3) A course designed to introduce students to the analysis, methods, and practices of historical writing and research.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: 3 credits in history  

HIST 302W Undergraduate Seminar (3) Thematic or topical investigation; emphasis on historical criticism and analysis.
Effective: Spring 2014
Prerequisite: 4th semester standing  

HIST 320 Contemporary World History and Issues (3) Aspects of global history in 20th and 21st centuries and study of selected trends and controversies.
Effective: Spring 2008
 

HIST 320W Contemporary World History and Issues (3) Aspects of global history in 20th and 21st centuries and study of selected trends and controversies.
Effective: Spring 2008
 

HIST 395 Internship (1-18) Supervised off-campus, nongroup instruction including field experiences, practica, or internships. Written and oral critique of activity required.
Effective: Summer 1996
Prerequisite: prior approval of proposed assignment by instructor  

HIST 399 (IL) Foreign Study--History (1-12) Study in selected foreign countries of various periods and topics in history.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

HIST 400 Research in Ancient Sources (3) Guided research in the literature of ancient Mediterranean civilizations.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: HIST 001  

HIST 401 (IL) (J ST 401) Ancient Technologies and Socio-cultural History in the Ancient Levant (3) Social and intellectual development in the Ancient Levant as they affected and were affected by technological development.
Effective: Spring 2006
Prerequisite: RL ST 110  

HIST 402 (IL) The Rise of the Greek Polis (3) Development of the Greek city-state from Homeric times to the fifth century B.C.; special references to Athenian society.
Effective: Spring 2006
Prerequisite: HIST 100  

HIST 403 (IL) Alexander the Great and the Hellenistic World (3) The career of Alexander, his impact on his own time, and the Hellenistic legacy.
Effective: Spring 2006
Prerequisite: HIST 100  

HIST 405Y (IL) The Roman Empire (3) The political and social history of the Roman empire; economic institutions and religious groups which influenced Roman administration.
Effective: Spring 2006
Prerequisite: HIST 001, HIST 101 or 3 credits in classical studies  

HIST 406W Research in Medieval Sources (3) Guided research in the literature of medieval Europe.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: HIST 001  

HIST 407 (IL) Early Medieval Society (3) Rise of European nations and evolution of their social and political institutions from the time of Constantine to the Crusades.
Effective: Spring 2006
Prerequisite: HIST 107  

HIST 408 (IL) Church and State in the High Middle Ages (3) European political, institutional, and social history in light of church- state tensions from the Crusades to the Renaissance.
Effective: Spring 2006
Prerequisite: HIST 107  

HIST 409Y (IL) (J ST 409Y, RL ST 407Y) Antisemitisms (3) Surveys the history of anti-Semitism from antiquity through the Middle Ages to the present.
Effective: Fall 2015
 

HIST 410 (US;IL) (J ST 410, RL ST 410) Jews in the Medieval World (3) Trends in medieval Jewish society under Islam and Western Christendom.
Effective: Spring 2006
 

HIST 411 (IL) (MEDVL 411) Medieval Britain (3) Political, cultural, and economic history of Britain from circa 400 to 1485 with an emphasis on the kingdom of England.
Effective: Spring 2006
Prerequisite: 6 credits in European history or medieval studies  

HIST 412 (IL) Intellectual History of the Middle Ages (3) Intensive study of selected topics, such as philosophy, mysticism, heresy, the church, literary and artistic expression, and science.
Effective: Spring 2006
Prerequisite: HIST 107  

HIST 413 (IL) (MEDVL 413) Medieval Celtic Studies (3) Celtic civilization from antiquity to the end of the middle ages.
Effective: Spring 2006
Prerequisite: 3 credits in medieval studies or in language literature or European history of the medieval period  

HIST 414 (IL) Renaissance and Reformation (3) The transformation of consciousness from medieval to modern times, with special emphasis on Renaissance Italy and Reformation Germany.
Effective: Spring 2006
Prerequisite: HIST 001  

HIST 415 (US;IL) Race, Gender, and Politics in the United States and South Africa (3) This thematic course will compare key issues, figures, and events in the historical development of the United States and South Africa.
Effective: Spring 2013
Prerequisite: AF AM 100, AF AM 102, AFR 110, AFR 192 orHIST 152  

HIST 416 (J ST 416) Zionism (3) History of Zionist thought and politics to the foundation of Israel 1948.
Effective: Fall 2015
 

HIST 417 (IL) The Age of Absolutism (3) Seventeenth- and eighteenth-century royal absolutism in France, Prussia, and Austria; concurrent economic, social, and scientific developments; the Enlightenment.
Effective: Spring 2006
Prerequisite: HIST 001  

HIST 418 (IL) The French Revolution and the Napoleonic Era (3) Development of revolutionary France and the First French Empire and their impact on Europe from 1789 to the Vienna settlement.
Effective: Spring 2006
Prerequisite: HIST 002  

HIST 418W (IL) The French Revolution and the Napoleonic Era (3) Developments of revolutionary France and the First French Empire and their impact on Europe from 1789 to the Vienna settlement.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: HIST 002  

HIST 419 (US;IL) The History of Feminist Thought (3) A critical analysis of European and United States feminist thought from the renaissance to the present.
Effective: Spring 2013
Prerequisite: HIST 116, HIST 117, WMNST 100 orWMNST 106  

HIST 420 (IL) Recent European History (3) Impact of two World Wars in twentieth century; social conflict and economic catastrophe; political radicalism; post-1945 recovery and cooperation.
Effective: Spring 2006
Prerequisite: 3 credits in European history  

HIST 421 (IL) (WMNST 421) The History of European Women (3) European women's lives from the Middle Ages to the present.
Effective: Spring 2013
Prerequisite: HIST 116, HIST 117, WMNST 100 orWMNST 106  

HIST 422 (GH;IL) (RL ST 422) Religion and American Culture (3 per semester/maximum of 6) Selected topics, problems, or historical movements in American religion. Relation between religion and American culture.
Effective: Spring 2015
Prerequisite: 3 credits in either history or religious studies  

HIST 423 (GH;IL) (RL ST 423) Orthodox Christianity: History and Interpretations (3) Examines Orthodox Christianity from origins to present using critical historical analysis of primary and secondary sources.
Effective: Spring 2015
Prerequisite: HIST 105  

HIST 424H (J ST 424H, RL ST 424H) Monotheism and the Birth of the West (3) The birth of monotheism and its relation to social organization, the idea of individuality, and science.
Effective: Fall 2012
Prerequisite: CAMS 004, CAMS 110, CAMS 120 orHIST 102  

HIST 426 (IL) (HIST 426) Holocaust (3) This course is an in-depth study of the history of the Holocaust in Europe that puts special emphasis on primary sources.
Effective: Summer 2015
Prerequisite: J ST 010, J ST 121 or by consent of the program  

HIST 427 (IL) Germany Since 1860 (3) Bismarckian power-state; rise to economic dominance; welfare and warfare under Weimar republic and Hitler; post-1945 reconstruction and democracy.
Effective: Spring 2006
Prerequisite: 3 credits in European history  

HIST 428 (IL) (S T S 428) The Darwinian Revolution (3) The origins and implications of evolutionary theory.
Effective: Spring 2006
Prerequisite: an introductory science course and a history course  

HIST 429 Europe in the Age of Nationalism, 1789-1914 (3) Emphasizing the role of nationalism in European cultural, diplomatic and imperial developments; concurrent economic and social changes.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: HIST 002  

HIST 430 (IL) Eastern Europe in Modern Times (3) Influence of geography, economic conditions, and nationalism upon the Eastern European and Balkan peoples; Pan-Slavism, conflicting interests of the great powers.
Effective: Spring 2006
Prerequisite: HIST 001 orHIST 002  

HIST 431 (US;IL) (AF AM 431) Black Liberation and American Foreign Policy (3) This course deals with American foreign policy and Black liberation in Africa since 1945.
Effective: Fall 2012
Prerequisite: 3 credits in African history; 3 credits in African political science; or 3 credits in American political science  

HIST 432 (IL) (AF AM 432) Between Nation and Empire: The Caribbean in the 20th Century (3) An exploration of the political evolution of the Caribbean Region over the course of the 20th Century.
Effective: Fall 2012
Prerequisite: HIST 250  

HIST 433 (IL) Imperial Russia, 1700-1917 (3) Enlightened absolutism, mercantilism, westernization; economic progress, liberal reforms, and revolutionary movement; major intellectual and cultural trends; Russia as great power.
Effective: Spring 2006
Prerequisite: HIST 141  

HIST 434 (IL) History of the Soviet Union (3) Revolution; social, political, economic, and cultural continuity and change in the U.S.S.R. since 1917.
Effective: Spring 2006
Prerequisite: HIST 141 orHIST 142  

HIST 435 Topics in European History (3 per semester/maximum of 9) Study of a particular period or country in European history, its significance and relation to other areas and the present. (May be repeated for credit.)
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: HIST 001 orHIST 002  

HIST 436 (IL) Great Britain Under the Tudors and Stuarts, 1485-1688 (3) Religious, political, and constitutional developments in the British Isles.
Effective: Spring 2006
Prerequisite: HIST 001 orHIST 002  

HIST 437 (IL) Great Britain 1688-1867 (3) Social, economic, and political history of Great Britain from late Stuart times until the mid-Victorian era.
Effective: Spring 2006
Prerequisite: HIST 001 orHIST 002  

HIST 438 (IL) Great Britain 1867-Present (3) Social, economic, and political history of Great Britain from the mid- Victorian era to the present.
Effective: Spring 2006
Prerequisite: HIST 001 orHIST 002  

HIST 439 (J ST 439, WMNST 439) Women and the Holocaust (3) Analysis of women's experience in the Holocaust and exploration of the role of gender in Holocaust Studies.
Effective: Fall 2015
Prerequisite: J ST 010 orJ ST 121 orHIST 121 or consent of program  

HIST 440 (US) Colonial America to 1753 (3) Background, establishment, and growth of the American colonies, including economic, political, social, religious, and intellectual developments.
Effective: Spring 2006
Prerequisite: HIST 020 3 additional credits in history  

HIST 441 (US) Revolutionary America, 1753-1783 (3) Forces in Great Britain and America causing withdrawal of thirteen colonies from the British Empire and the Revolutionary War.
Effective: Spring 2006
Prerequisite: HIST 020 3 additional credits in history  

HIST 442 (US) The Early American Republic, 1783-1850 (3) Confederation and Constitution; the Federalist and Jeffersonian periods; "the Era of Good Feelings"; "the Age of Jackson."
Effective: Spring 2006
Prerequisite: 3 credits in American history  

HIST 444 (US) The United States in Civil War and Reconstruction--1850-1877 (3) Causes of the Civil War; conduct of the war, North and South; impact of the war; problems of Reconstruction.
Effective: Spring 2006
Prerequisite: HIST 130  

HIST 444W (US) The United States in Civil War and Reconstruction--1850-1877 (3) Causes of the Civil War; conduct of the war, North and South; impact of the war; problems of reconstruction.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: HIST 130 orHIST 020  

HIST 445 (US) The Emergence of Modern America (3) Economic, social, political history of the United States, 1877-1919, emphasizing growth of industrialism and development as a modern nation.
Effective: Spring 2006
Prerequisite: HIST 021 3 additional credits in history economics or political science  

HIST 446 (US) America Between the Wars (3) The Roaring Twenties, the Great Crash, Depression, and New Deal; war debts, reparations, isolationism, and World War II.
Effective: Spring 2006
 

HIST 447 (US) (AM ST 447) Recent American History (3) Contemporary economic, social, and political aspects of the United States and its role as a world power since 1945.
Effective: Spring 2014
Prerequisite: HIST 021 3 additional credits in history economics or political science  

HIST 448 (US) America in the 1960s (3) Social, political, and cultural themes in the United States in the 1960s.
Effective: Spring 2006
Prerequisite: HIST 021  

HIST 449 (US) Constitutional History of the United States to 1877 (3) Colonial background; framing and adoption of the constitution; development of the court under Marshall and Taney; sectionalism, Civil War, Reconstruction.
Effective: Spring 2006
Prerequisite: HIST 020 orHIST 021 3 additional credits in history or political science  

HIST 450 (US) Constitutional History of the United States Since 1877 (3) Constitutional developments from laissez-faire to the welfare state; imperialism, war, internationalism; the contemporary court, civil liberties, and civil rights.
Effective: Spring 2006
Prerequisite: HIST 020 orHIST 021 3 additional credits in history or political science  

HIST 451 (US) The Consumer Revolution (3) The origins and impact of American consumer society since 1870.
Effective: Spring 2006
Prerequisite: three credits in history marketing or advertising  

HIST 452 (US;IL) History of U.S. Foreign Relations (3) History of U.S. foreign relations since 1789; emphasis on twentieth century.
Effective: Spring 2006
Prerequisite: HIST 020 orHIST 021  

HIST 453 American Environmental History (3) The history of the ways Americans have used and thought about the environment since 1500.
Effective: Summer 2012
Prerequisite: GEOG 030 ; andHIST 020, HIST 021 ; or 6 credits in the humanities or social sciences  

HIST 454 (US) American Military History (3) Development of U.S. military policy, 1776 to the present, emphasizing the conduct of our wars, interrelationship of civil and military authority.
Effective: Spring 2006
Prerequisite: HIST 020 orHIST 021  

HIST 456Y (US) The Social History of American Vernacular Building, 1607-1980 (3) Social, historical, and cultural context of American building including settlements, housing, workplaces, stores, recreational facilities; changes over time.
Effective: Spring 2006
Prerequisite: 3 credits in American history  

HIST 458Y (US) (LER 458Y) History of Work in America (3) A study of selected problems in the history of work in the United States, especially since 1877.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: HIST 021, HIST 156 orLER 100  

HIST 459Y (US) Social and Cultural History of the United States Since 1783 (3) Role of immigration, social reform movements, religion, education, science, literature, and the arts in American history.
Effective: Spring 2006
 

HIST 461 (US;IL) The Emergence of the American City: 1100-1880 (3) The growth of American cities from their urban origins in Europe and the Native-American Southwest to 1880.
Effective: Spring 2006
 

HIST 462 (US;IL) The Twentieth Century City (3) Political, economic, social, and cultural transformations in American cities from 1880 to 2000.
Effective: Spring 2006
 

HIST 463 (US) American Thought to 1865 (3 Introduction to, scholarly commentary on, major documents of American Intellectual history, early colonial period to end of the Civil War.
Effective: Spring 2006
Prerequisite: any American history course at the college freshman level  

HIST 464 (US) American Thought from 1865 (3) Introduction to, scholarly commentary on, major documents of American Intellectual history from end of the Civil War to the present.
Effective: Spring 2006
Prerequisite: any American history course at the college freshman level  

HIST 465 (US) (AF AM 465) The Post-World War II Civil Rights Movement (3) The civil rights struggle and its impact upon American politics.
Effective: Spring 2015
Prerequisite: AF AM 100, HIST 021, HIST 152, PL SC 001 orPL SC 002  

HIST 466 (US;IL) (WMNST 466) Lesbian and Gay History (3) Critical exploration of the history of sexuality, focusing especially on the emergence of modern lesbian and gay identities.
Effective: Spring 2013
Prerequisite: HIST 117, WMNST 100  

HIST 467 (US;IL) (LTNST 467) Latin America and the United States (3) Historical development of policies of the United States with regard to Latin- American affairs from colonial times to the present.
Effective: Fall 2008
 

HIST 468 (IL) Mexico and the Caribbean Nations in the Twentieth Century (3) Political, economic, and social development in Mexico and the Caribbean since 1900. Emphasis on Mexican, Guatemalan, and Cuban revolutions.
Effective: Spring 2016
 

HIST 469 (CRIMJ 469) Drugs and Drug Policy in the United States (3) Examines the history and dimensions of drug use and analyzes the impact of drug policy.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: CRIMJ 100 orHIST 021  

HIST 470 Modern Bondage: Slavery in the Americas, 1492-1888 (3) The work, culture, ideology, and political economy of slavery in the Americas between 1500 and 1888.
Effective: Summer 2007
Prerequisite: HIST 011, HIST 020, HIST 152, HIST 178 orHIST 192  

HIST 471Y (IL) (RL ST 471Y) Classical Islamic Civilization, 600-1258 (3) Pre-Islamic Arabia; Muhammad; Arab conquests; Islamic beliefs and institutions; literary, artistic, and scientific achievements; relations with Europe; breakdown of unity.
Effective: Fall 2006
 

HIST 472 (IL) (J ST 472) The Ottoman Empire and Other Muslim States (3) Turkish and Mongol invasions; Mamluks; Ottoman expansion and institutions; Safavid Persia; disintegration and reform; emergence of modern Turkey and Iran.
Effective: Fall 2015
Prerequisite: HIST 181  

HIST 473 (IL) (J ST 473) The Contemporary Middle East (3) Political, economic, and social changes in Turkey, Iran, Israel, and the Arab countries in the twentieth century; Arab-Israeli conflict.
Effective: Fall 2015
 

HIST 474 (JAPNS 426, ASIA 474) Early Modern Japan (3) Japanese history from 1580-1880.
Effective: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: HIST 172, HIST 174, JAPNS 120 orJAPNS 121  

HIST 475Y (IL) (ASIA 475Y) The Making and Emergence of Modern India (3) India's transition to social, economic, and political modernity through the experience of British colonial rule and the nationalist struggle.
Effective: Spring 2015
Prerequisite: HIST 010, HIST 011, HIST 172, HIST 175, HIST 176, HIST 181 orHIST 191  

HIST 476 (IL) (ASIA 476) Technology & Society in Modern Asia (3) Role of technology in modernization, national identity, and foreign relations of an Asian country from 19th century to present day.
Effective: Summer 2014
Prerequisite: ASIA 100, HIST 172, HIST 173, HIST 174, HIST 175, HIST 176, HIST 183, HIST 184, HIST 188  

HIST 477 American Military History to 1900 (3) Development of United States military policy, 1776-1900, emphasizing conduct of wars, interrelationship of civil and military authority.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: 3 credits in history  

HIST 478 American Military History Since 1900 (3) Development of United States military policy in the 20th and 21st centuries, emphasizing conduct of wars, interrelationship of civil and military authority.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: 3 credits in history  

HIST 479 (IL) History of Imperialism and Nationalism in Africa (3) Theories and types of imperialism; varied patterns of colonial administration; initial African responses; nationalism; decolonization and independence.
Effective: Spring 2006
Prerequisite: HIST 191  

HIST 480 (IL) (ASIA 480) Japan in the Age of Warriors (3) An overview of Japan the 10th to 17th century, a period of political decentralization, cultural efflorscence, and social change.
Effective: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: HIST 107, HIST 172, HIST 174 orHIST 407  

HIST 481 (IL) (ASIA 481) Modern Japan Since 1800 (3) The transformation of Japan from a relatively isolated, agricultural nation into a highly industrialized world power.
Effective: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: HIST 172, HIST 174 orHIST 175  

HIST 482 (CHNS 424, ASIA 482) Confucius and the Great Books of Early China (3) This course familiarizes students with the critical texts and intellectual cultures of Warring States and early imperial China.
Effective: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: fifth semester standing  

HIST 483 (IL) (ASIA 483) Middle China (3) The social, political, and cultural issues and developments from the 8th to 16th century.
Effective: Spring 2015
Prerequisite: HIST 174  

HIST 484Y (IL) (ASIA 484Y) History of Chinese Thought (3) A study of the dynamic historical development of Chinese thought with its diverse expressions from antiquity to the present.
Effective: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: HIST 174 orHIST 175  

HIST 485Y (IL) (ASIA 485Y) China's Last Empire: The Qing Dynasty, 1644-1911 (3) China from 1644 founding of Qing dynasty to 1911 fall; Chinese society and institutions, imperialism and China's internal diversity.
Effective: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: HIST 175 orHIST 300H (Honors in East Asian history)  

HIST 486 (IL) (ASIA 486) China in Revolution (3) China from 1900 to the present; nationalism, cultural change; development of communism.
Effective: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: HIST 175 orHIST 300H (Honors in East Asian History)  

HIST 487 American Diplomacy, 1776-1914 (3) Developments in the foreign policy of the United States from independence to the eve of World War I.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: HIST 002 orHIST 020  

HIST 488 American Diplomacy Since 1914 (3) Developments in the foreign policy of the United States since the eve of World War I.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: HIST 002 orHIST 021  

HIST 489 (IL) (PL SC 486, ASIA 489) International Culture in East Asia (3) Study of the role of culture in East Asian regional and East-West international relations.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: any one of the following:HIST 172, HIST 174, HIST 175, HIST 480, HIST 481, HIST 483, HIST 484, HIST 485, HIST 486  

HIST 490 (L ST 490) Archival Management (1-3) Introduction to the principles and procedures in the management of archives and historical manuscripts.
Effective: Fall 1978
 

HIST 491 (IL) British Civil Wars and Revolutions, 1639-1651 (3) This is an advanced course on the history of the general crisis in the British Isles, from the outbreak of war between England and Scotland in 1639 to the securing of the Commonwealth regime following the desstruction of the last major royalist army in 1651.
Effective: Fall 2009
Prerequisite: HIST 002, HIST 134 orHIST 436  

HIST 492 (IL) Witchcraft in Early Modern Europe (3) Survey of the social, economic, political, and religious conditions of accusations and prosecutions of witchcraft in western Europe and north America, from 1500 to 1700.
Effective: Fall 2009
Prerequisite: HIST 002  

HIST 493 (IL) (ASIA 493) Japan in the World (3) Study of Japan's foreign relations and position in the international community from the early 19th century to the present.
Effective: Spring 2015
Prerequisite: ASIA 100, HIST 172, HIST 175 orHIST 481  

HIST 494 Research Project (1-12) Supervised student activities on research projects identified on an individual or small-group basis.
Effective: Summer 1994
 

HIST 494H Research Project (1-12) Supervised student activities on research projects identified on an individual or small-group basis.
Effective: Fall 2007
 

HIST 495 Internship (1-18) Supervised off-campus, nongroup instruction including field experiences, practicums, or internships.
Effective: Summer 1986
Prerequisite: prior written approval of proposed assignment by instructor  

HIST 496 Independent Studies (1-18) Creative projects, including research and design, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

HIST 497 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

HIST 499 (IL) Foreign Study--History (1-6) Study in selected foreign countries of various periods and topics in history.
Effective: Summer 2005
Prerequisite: 3 credits in the appropriate introductory history course for the geographic location specified  

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