Examines the development of first civilizations of the Near East, South Asia, East Asia, and the Americas; ancient Greece and Rome; the growth of the Byzantine, Islamic, and Western civilizations; European imperialism in Africa, the Americas, and Asia; and religious, political, and cultural change in Europe in the early-modern era. Annually. (WPS)
Examines the evolution of the major civilizations of the world (Western, Middle Eastern, South Asian, East Asian, sub-Saharan African, and Latin American) from the early-modern era to the present. It focuses upon the revolutionary intellectual, political, and economic changes that occurred during this period and their effects upon the world. Annually. (WPS)
This course will follow the rise and spread of early civilizations from Mesopotamia, Egypt, India, and China to the political, economic, and cultural foundations of the West in ancient Greece and Rome. Course concludes with an examination of the classical age of Muslim culture during the European Middle Ages. Fall. (WPS GRC)
In this course, students will be exposed to a variety of American perspectives through time. Emphasis will be placed on the voices of the traditionally unheard such as the poor, women, African Americans, and American Indians. Issues of class, race, and gender will be explored from a comparative approach. (MPC WPS GRC IB)
In this course, students will be exposed to a variety of American perspectives through time. Emphasis will be placed on the voices of the traditionally unheard such as the working poor, women, African Americans, and Native Americans. Issues of class, race, and gender will be explored from a comparative approach. Fall, Spring. (MPC WPS GRC IB)
This course examines a selected subject or theme in history at a beginner level.
Course examines the Crusades with the aim of understanding how markers of identity and religious differentiation were used to support and perpetuate the ideology of crusade and holy war, and how cross-cultural contact eventually altered the European Christian constructs of identity that had motivated the initial 11th-century call for Crusade. Fall. (WPS GRC IB)
The class examines the institutions of marriage and family in the ancient civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt, the Israelites, Greece, and Rome. By studying the development of the family, this course offers an examination of the roles of both men and women in the development of the western culture and civilization. Fall. (GRC IB)
Examines the genocide and mass murder committed by the Nazi regime during 1939 to 1945. Also surveys long- and short-term factors, including World War I and Germany's failed post-war democratic experiment, that help explain the consolidation of a racially based totalitarian regime. Cross-listed as IHHGS 252. Spring. (WPS GRC IB)
The purpose of this course is to explore the history of German culture during the Weimar period (1919-1933), primarily through the lens of several of the most famous films of the era. We will compare, contrast, and critique interpretations of these films by film critics and historians. Prereqs: 24 credits including ITW and QL. Spring, odd years.
The course analyzes early American gender roles as culturally constructed and contested among European Americans, Native Americans, and African Americans. Explores how gender ideologies and their attendant power relations ordered social, familial, sexual, religious, and political life in colonial and early postcolonial North America. Prerequisite: 24 credits in ISP, including ITW 101 and QL course. (WPS GRC IB)
This course examines a selected subject or theme in history at an advanced level. May be repeated as topics vary.