HI 201 US History to 1877 (3)
A survey of U.S history from European contact to 1877, covering the major themes and issues in this country’s early history. Major themes include the Colonial and Revolutionary Eras, Jacksonian America, and the Civil War.
HI 202 US History from 1877 (3)
A survey of US history from Reconstruction covering the major themes and issues in this country’s post-Civil War period. Major themes include Populism, Westward Migration, Industrialization and America’s involvement in the wars of the late 19th and 20th centuries.
HI 204 Europe: The Italian Renaissance to the Present (3)
A survey of European history from the Renaissance to the French Revolution and industrial ages, followed by the study of nation states, ideologies Imperialism and World Wars One and Two. Special attention is paid to European religious, cultural, political, social, and economic transformations that shaped the modern world.
HI 205 The 20th Century World (3)
This survey of the 20th world is designed to provide an overview
of one of the most tumultuous periods in human history. The 20th
century was an era of horror - violent massacres and worldwide
wars - and unprecedented economic prosperity, technological
and scientific innovation, and social justice. Looking at this "age
of extremes" renders one sure verdict: the world is decidedly
more interconnected than ever before. The responsibility for
horror, prosperity, and justice belong to us all. This course takes
that interconnectedness - and that responsibility - as the starting
point, examining specific events for their global circumstances
HI 207 Ages of Empires (3)
This course will survey world civilizations of the Ancient Near-East, India, China, Greece, Rome, Islam and Africa from prehistory to 1500 CE. It will examine how and why human civilizations arise, the differences and similarities between civilizations of the world, and why some civilizations succeeded and others failed. The course will examine the development of politics, religion, philosophy, economic and the variety of cultures present in these regions. Offered in fall of alternate odd years
HI 311 Colonial America (3)
An in-depth study of the Colonial Era, from European contact through the Revolutionary War. Themes that will be investigated will be Indian-white relations, the role of women and minorities in colonial America, and the social and cultural institutions, which helped shape American culture and history.
HI 328 Political Geography (3)
Political geography will examine diplomacy and international relations in the last two centuries. The course will examine geopolitics from the local, national, and global perspectives and discuss how the world has been fundamentally “reordered.” A variety of themes will be discussed including, but not limited to, state building, the role of imperialism, colonial legacies, terrorism, and national self interest. Offered in spring of even alternate years.
HI 336 History of the Constitution (3)
This course focuses on the historical ideas, events, and
perceptions that led to the creation of the U.S. Constitution.
Special emphasis will be placed on the motivations of the
framers, the rationale of the Federalists and anti-Federalists,
the Bill of Rights, the evolution of the government including
the key concepts of liberty and freedom. Moreover, the course
incorporates a degree of flexibility, which will allow for the
accommodation of themes or issues in constitutional history
that are of particular interest to the class participants. Offered in
spring of even alternate years.
HI 340 History of the Middle East (3)
A survey of the history of the Islamic Middle East and North Africa with special attention paid to the Arab expansion of the medieval period, the Ottoman Empire, and particularly the modern Middle East in crisis. Offered in alternate years. Prerequisites: AH110, AH220, and a 200-level history course.
HI 345 The Ohio Area (3)
History of the Ohio area from prehistoric to post-Civil War times. A survey of regional geography and economic and social influences. Offered in alternate years.
HI 350 History of Asia (3)
A survey of the early histories of China and India, followed by major developments in Asia before the modern period, and culminating with the emergence of modern Japan, India’s struggle for independence, China’s ongoing 20th century revolution, and the crisis in southeast Asia. Offered in alternate years. Prerequisites: AH110, AH220, and a 200-level history course.
HI 360 Modern Latin America (3)
An in-depth survey of Latin America since independence, with special attention paid to the history of Mexico and Central America. A thematic approach will be used, with a focus on the social and cultural aspects of this tumultuous time in Latin American history. Prerequisites: AH110, AH220, and a 200-level history course
HI 395 Special Topics
Among others, the following courses may be offered periodically as special topic courses:
Modern Latin America
The History of Women in America
The Civil War
Social and Cultural History of the United States
Germany, from Bismarck to Hitler
HI 398 Historical Methods and Public History (3)
This course introduces and reinforces the major skills and methods of the historical profession. Topics covered include historical writing and the proper documentation of that writing, advanced research skills, oral interview techniques, and basic archives and records management.
HI 496 Readings
Through a readings program, students may explore the literature of a specific field in preparation for a later independent research project, can fill a void in their background, or read the literature of a subject for its own value. The program is directed toward some specific goal or purpose. The student is expected to submit application through a faculty supervisor.
HI 498 Seminar: Senior Capstone Experience (3)
In a seminar for credit, the faculty leader selects a topic or theme which is published in the regular schedule. The student works independently to a greater degree than in a regular course. A seminar meets on a regular basis for discussion of materials relative to the topic.
HI 199, 299, 399, 499 Independent Research
Independent research may be either project or research-oriented. Such topics are not a normal part of the curriculum and serve two needs: first, the student investigates an area of special interest; and second, the student works closely with a faculty member in planning, executing and evaluating the program.
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