HIST - History

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Department of History

HIST 100 Survey of American History from Its Beginnings to 1877

(3 lecture; or 2 lecture, 1 recitation) Survey of American history through Reconstruction to examine efforts to found New World communities, gain an American identity, secure independence and to define and secure the union under a federal goverment. (LAC,gtP)

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HIST 101 Survey of American History from 1877 to the Present

(3 lecture; or 2 lecture, 1 recitation) Survey of American history from Reconstruction to the present to examine geographical expansion, the rise of industrial and military power, five American wars, reform cycles and the shaping of modern America. (LAC,gtP)

3

HIST 110 African Civilization

An introduction to the society, economy, culture and politics of traditional Africa from the Empire of Ghana to the European conquest in the nineteenth century. (LAC, gtP)

3

HIST 112 Asian Civilization I: From Prehistory to 1500

Introduction to the historical development of pre-modern cultures in East, South, Southeast and Central Asia. (LAC, gtP)

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HIST 113 Asian Civilization II: From 1500 to the Present

Examination of the modern transformation of East, South, Southeast and Central Asia.  (LAC, gtP)

3

HIST 118 History of Mexico

Mexican history from pre-Columbian times to the present emphasizing 19th and 20th centuries. Covers socioeconomic, political and cultural change. (LAC, gtP)

3

HIST 120 Western Civilization from Ancient Greece to 1689

(3 lecture; or 2 lecture, 1 recitation) A survey of Western civilization from ancient Greece to the Glorious Revolution. (LAC, gtP)

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HIST 121 Western Civilization from 1689 to the Present

(3 lecture; or 2 lecture, 1 recitation) A survey of Western civilization from the Glorious Revolution to the present. (LAC, gtP)

3

HIST 211 History of Asian America

Examination of the historical experiences of communities of Asian descent in the U.S., from earliest times to the present. Issues such as identity and cultural change will also be addressed.

3

HIST 217 Europe and Islam: Myth and Reality

With reference to literature, art, film and memoir, this course examines the changing ways in which European society (Christendom) has viewed its Middle Eastern counterpart (Islam) over the centuries and vice versa.

3

HIST 224 History of Colorado

A survey of Colorado history from prehistoric times to the post-World War II era.

3

HIST 225 Latina/Latino History

Seeks to examine the historical and historiographical trend lines of the Latino experience. Among the issues to be explored: identity, heritage, language, gender roles. May be taken once as either MAS 225 or HIST 225.

3

HIST 230 Class and Culture in America

Explores class distinctions and the ways they changed over time, filtered through the lenses of gender, race, age, labor, consumption, popular culture, the family, and the American Dream.

3

HIST 240 Critical Issues in Modern America

A tracing of modern American history. Topics may include such items as foreign policy, presidential politics, civil rights, the growth of the welfare state and the changing American character. Repeatable, maximum of six credits, under different subtitles.

3

HIST 260 History of Science and Technology of the West

Origins and development of science and technology from antiquity to the 20th century with the emphasis on the intellectual, social and cultural implications.

3

HIST 280 Sophomore Seminar

Majors only or instructor consent. An introduction to history, historiography, and historical methods.

3

HIST 283 Russian Civilization

Development of Russian culture and society from the beginning to the present, with emphasis on the late 19th and 20th centuries. (LAC, gtP)

3

HIST 290 American Immigration

An examination of immigration to the United States, emphasizing 19th and 20th centuries. Includes Irish, English, German, Italian, Scandinavian, Jewish, Asian and Latin American immigrants as well as nativist and immigration legislation.

3

HIST 300 History of Feminism

An in-depth study of the history of feminist political movements and intellectual traditions, focusing primarily on North America. Course counts as an American History elective for majors.

3

HIST 307 History of China to 1500

A study of the development of Chinese civilization from antiquity to 1500, stressing indigenous social, political and cultural change.

3

HIST 309 History of Southeast Asia

An analysis of the historical experience of Vietnamese, Filipinos, Malays, Thais, Indonesians, and others from earliest times to the present.

3

HIST 310 History of China Since 1500

An analysis of the Chinese experience from 1500 to the present. Emphasizes the internal changes in China's political, social, economic, and cultural institutions.

3

HIST 311 History of Japan

Prerequisite: HIST 112 or HIST 113 or permission of Instructor.  A historical analysis of the Japanese experience from earliest times to the present. Emphasizes internal changes in political, social, economic, and cultural institutions.

3

HIST 312 History of Brazil

Study of Brazilian history from 1500 to the present, stressing the multiethnic dynamics of colonial society, the political transformations of independence, and the contemporary legacies of race, slavery, abolition, and gender.

3

HIST 314 History of Latin America to 1855

A survey of Spanish America and Brazil from pre-Columbian civilizations to 1855. Covers conquest, church, Indian labor, administration, independence and beginning of nations.

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HIST 315 History of Latin America: 1855 to the Present

A thematic study of personalism, nationalism, militarism, foreign influences and socioeconomic classes with particular reference to Nicaragua, Cuba, Chile, Argentina and Brazil.

3

HIST 316 History of the Caribbean and Central America

The history of the Caribbean from preColumbian times to the present, focusing on the legacies of slavery, abolition, race, and imperialism in Haiti, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica and Nicaragua.

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HIST 318 Modern Africa

A study of the social, political, economic and cultural transformation of 20th century Africa.

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HIST 319 Revolutionary South Africa

A study of the enormous changes South Africa has experienced since 1654, investigating the development of ethnic groups, race relations, economic development, the imposition of apartheid, the successful struggle to establish majority rule, and the creation of a new multicultural nation.

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HIST 320 Early America to 1763

Prerequisite: HIST 100. Examines history of early North America from European, African, and Native American perspectives, including cultural conflict among these groups; European imperial aims; political and economic developments; and experiences of ordinary people.

3

HIST 321 Revolutionary America, 1763-1815

A study of the background of the American Revolution, the Revolution itself, the Confederation, the framing of the Federal Constitution and the social, economic, political and religious patterns of the Early Republic.

3

HIST 322 Religion in American History

Investigates the critical and varied role of religion in American history from the arrival of Europeans in the sixteenth century through the present.

3

HIST 323 Marriage and Family in the United States

Examines family formations, the role of children and the changing institutions of marriage throughout U.S. history, from Native Americans pre-contact to the present day.

3

HIST 326 Sex and Sexuality in the United States

Explores the sexual habits, practices, and beliefs of Americans from the 1600s to the present. Will examine both heterosexuality, same-sex sexuality, and the formation of sexual subjectivity itself.

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HIST 327 The Early American West

Divides the American frontier into two parts: the Spanish and English language frontiers. Included is analysis of themes of environment, culture and perception of the frontier before 1846.

3

HIST 328 The United States West Since 1846

Analyzes the themes of modernization, cultural change, environment and perception that arose from the American presence in the West after the war with Mexico, including the 20th century.

3

HIST 329 American Indian History

Covers the American Indian experience from prehistory to the present, emphasizing themes of environment, diversity and perception of native peoples by outside observers.

3

HIST 330 Antebellum America 1815-1860

Prerequisite: HIST 100. Explores the social and regional conflicts created by the rise of industrial capitalism, the elaboration of plantation slavery, and the development of democratic politics before the Civil War.

3

HIST 331 Civil War and Reconstruction

Major topics studied include political upheavals in the 1850s, the growth of southern nationalism, attempts at compromising constitutional differences, the Civil War and problems in reconstructing the Union.

3

HIST 334 The United States and the World

A survey of American foreign policy from the birth of the new nation to the present, examining problems of war and peace as well as American expansionism, imperialism and internationalism from 1776 to the present.

3

HIST 337 History of American Education

The development of American education from colonial times to the present, focusing on the European roots of the educational system to its impact on America's character.

3

HIST 338 Advanced Overview of American History

Advanced survey of American history from its beginning. Students will learn concepts of historical thinking and how to analyze the "processes and resources" of historical inquiry as these affect America.

3

HIST 342 American Constitutional History

An analysis of the origins and early history of the constitution, including its drafting, ratification and subsequent shaping. A survey of the development of constitutional interpretation by examining major cases in their historical context.

3

HIST 347 United States Women's History to 1877

A survey of women in the United States to 1877. Examines gender ideologies, population movements, patterns of work, reform activities, and early women's rights from Colonization through Reconstruction.

3

HIST 348 United States Women's History Since 1877

A survey of women in the United States since 1877. Examines gender ideologies, population movements, patterns of work, reform activities, and feminist politics from Reconstruction to the present.

3

HIST 351 The United States and World War II

A survey of World War II from the rise of the totalitarian states to the dropping of the atomic bombs; emphasis on the military and social aspects of the war.

3

HIST 353 Rise of the American Century: The United States from 1898-1945

Focusing on the United States from the turn of the century through World War II, this course highlights the rise of the United States as a military and economic power, as well as the dynamic relationship between everyday Americans and an ever expanding federal government.

3

HIST 354 The United States and the Vietnam Wars

Prerequisite: HIST 101. Through a variety of readings, the course will concentrate on the political, social and cultural importance of Vietnam for American history from 1945 to 1975 and beyond.

3

HIST 355 America as a World Power: United States History from 1945 to the Present

A study of the political, social, cultural, and economic developments in post-WWII America. There will be a particular focus on the challenges Americans faced, at home and abroad during a time of U.S. global supremacy.

3

HIST 361 History of Classical Greece and Rome

A survey of Greek and Roman civilization from the origins of Greece to the decline of Rome. Emphasis will be placed on their cultural and intellectual heritage.

3

HIST 363 Medieval History

Prerequisite: HIST 120. An examination of Western Europe from Late Antiquity to the Early Modern Period (500-1500) which traces the main political, economic, social, religious and intellectual developments of the period.

3

HIST 365 Jews, Christians, and Muslims in Medieval Europe

Examinations of the three religions that most significantly impacted the Western world. Identifies the beliefs of each and traces their early histories. Emphasis on their interaction in the Medieval period (500-1500).

3

HIST 367 Topics in Early Modern Europe

Prerequisite: HIST 120. A survey of the social, economic, religious and cultural developments in Western Europe from 1500 to 1800. Geographical emphasis may vary. Repeatable for up to six credit hours.

3

HIST 368 Tudor-Stuart England, 1485-1689

An investigation of the history of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland from 1485 to 1689, focusing on political, constitutional, social and cultural developments.

3

HIST 369 Britain in the Modern Age, 1689 to the Present

An investigation of the emergence of modern Britain and Ireland through the growth of Parliament/Cabinet government, the development of a complex society and economy and the flowering of culture.

3

HIST 370 Revolutionary Ireland

A close study of the transformation of Ireland since 1798, examining the dramatic social, economic, political and cultural changes since the revolt of the United Irishmen.

3

HIST 371 The European Enlightenment

Investigates the European Enlightenment in the 18th century and its contributions to Western modernity. Themes that will be treated include religion and science, "race", gender, universal culture, the organization of political power and economics.

3

HIST 375 France in Revolution, 1774-1848

Causes and consequences of the French Revolution of 1789 and its impact on 19th century France and Europe. After Napoleon: analyze strains of politics, intellectual life and society leading to 1848 upheaval.

3

HIST 376 France from 1848

Study significant personalities and political and constitutional issues in French history from the Revolution of 1848 to the present, examining the Second Republic, Second Empire, Third, Fourth and Fifth Republics.

3

HIST 382 Hitler's Germany 1890-1945

The recent history of Germany focusing on the forces, events and individuals that gave rise to National Socialism and contributed to the decline of Europe into war and revolution.

3

HIST 383 The Great War and Its Aftermath

An analysis of WWI from its origins through 1939, focusing on European participants and how the war led to a series of protracted crises that shaped the 20th century. Issues to be covered include communism, fascism, cultural modernism and gender.

3

HIST 384 Three Germanies

Focused on East and West Germany, examines the political, diplomatic, cultural and social effects of the ideological battle between East and West on Europe from 1945 through 1990.

3

HIST 385 History of the Holocaust, 1933 to the Present

An examination of the intellectual and racial antecedents of the Holocaust, its bureaucracy, operating mechanics for murder and the steps taken toward the "final solution," the elimination of European Jewry.

3

HIST 386 Twentieth Century Russia

A detailed consideration of the establishment of the Soviet Union, its dissolution, and the contemporary role of Russia in the world.

3

HIST 388 Imperial Russia, 1700-1917

Examines political, economic and cultural changes in imperial Russia from Peter the Great to the fall of the Romanov dynasty in 1917.

3

HIST 391 Women, Men, and Gender in Pre-Modern Europe

This course focuses on the lives of elite and ordinary women and men during the early development of Europe. Students examine changing definitions of  femininity and masculinity, women's agency and roles, and gender relations.

3

HIST 392 Women, Men and Gender in Modern Europe

Rewrites European history by placing women and gender relations at the center. Focuses on key episodes, including war, and examines women's agency and roles, the forces shaping their lives, gender relations, and masculinity.

3

HIST 394 European Intellectual History

A consideration in depth of selected topics in European intellectual history from the Enlightenment to the present.

3

HIST 396 World History

One semester thematic course in world history for history secondary-education concentrations; open also to all history majors. May be counted as 300/400 level European or non-western history.

3

HIST 397 The Historian's Craft

An advanced consideration of historical interpretations, method and historiography designed for the liberal arts major. Emphasis area varies depending on the instructor.

3

HIST 400 Teaching History in the Secondary Curriculum

EDFE 120 or EDFE 125 required. Teaching history methods, emphasizing content based history standards at secondary school level. S/U grades.

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HIST 422 Directed Study

Individualized investigation under the direct supervision of a faculty member. (Minimum of 37.5 clock hours required per credit hour.) Repeatable, maximum concurrent enrollment is two times.

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HIST 430 Topics in American History

In-depth examination of various aspects related to American social and cultural history since the American Revolution. Repeatable, maximum of six credits, under different subtitles.

3

HIST 450 Topics in World History

Covers diverse topics in World history at advanced level.  Class will treat social, cultural and political developments in World history. Repeatable, maximum of six credits, under different subtitles.
3

HIST 480 Seminar in History

Students will examine a specific topic and write a critical essay incorporating research, historical methodology, analysis and expository skills. Repeatable, maximum of six credits, under different subtitles.

3

HIST 489 Topics in European History

In-depth examination of various aspects of European history since the Ancient Greeks, focusing on political, cultural, social and economic history.  Repeatable; maximum of 9 credits under different subtitles.

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HIST 492 Internship

Independent, individualized projects jointly directed by faculty supervisors and staff of cooperating office or institution. Repeatable, maximum of six credits.

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HIST 495 Topics in Asian History

Prerequisite: HIST 112, or HIST 113, or equivalent, or instructor's consent. Investigates selected topics in the history of China, Japan, India, Southeast, and Central Asia. Repeatable, maximum six credits, under different subtitles.

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