HIST-E 100 Introduction to African History (3 cr.)
Survey of selected historical issues and problems. Topics will vary from semester to semester, but will be broad subjects that cut across fields, regions, and periods.
HIST-F 100 Issues in Latin American History: Introduction (3 cr.)
The coming together of the three races in the New World; the construction of a social, political, and economic order; the resilience and/or fragility of the social, political, and economic order in modern times.
HIST-G 100 Introduction to Asian History (3 cr.)
Study and analysis of selected historical issues and problems in Asian societies; especially important are their political institutions, economic development, ideological and religious foundations, and social changes.
HIST-G 101 Introduction to Chinese History (3 cr.)
This course introduces 5,000 years of Chinese history, from the prehistorical age to the current regime. Imperial glories and declines, rebellions and revolutions, Confucianism and Communism—these topics and others will be examined in class.
HIST-G 102 Introduction to Japanese History (3 cr.)
This course examines the beginning of the Japanese state, the development of its cultural identity, its samurai heritage, its struggle toward modernization, and the legacy of World War II.
HIST-H 101 The World in the Twentieth Century (3 cr.)
Survey of major global events and developments in the twentieth century: imperialism, World War I, Russian and Chinese revolutions, Great Depression, World War II, Cold War, decolonization, the end of the Cold War, and the resurgence of nationalism.
HIST-H 103 Europe: Renaissance to Napoleon (3 cr.)
Major developments in European thought during the Renaissance, the Reformation, the scientific revolution, and the Enlightenment; traditional politics, economy, and society and their transformation by enlightened despotism, the French Revolution, and Napoleon.
HIST-H 104 Europe: Napoleon to the Present (3 cr.)
The development of European society from the downfall of Napoleon in 1815 to the present. The impact of the industrial revolution; the rise of the middle class; liberalism, Marxism, and mass politics; nationalism and imperialism; international communism and fascism.
HIST-H 105 American History: General Course I (3 cr.)
Europe and America before colonization; the colonial era and the contact of cultures; the Revolutionary Era; the Early Republic; the Antebellum Era and the Civil War.
HIST-H 106 American History: General Course II (3 cr.)
Combines social, cultural, economic and cultural approaches to explore Reconstruction and the New South; the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, WWI, the Depression, New Deal, and WWII; and America since 1945 (the Cold War and its end, progressive social movements, the New Right, etc.).
HIST-A 260 Early American Women’s History (3 cr.)
P: HIST-H 105, HIST-H 106 or consent of instructor. An examination of the economic, family and political roles of colonial, slave, immigrant and frontier women in early North American history to 1880.
HIST-A 261 Modern American Women’s History (3 cr.)
R: HIST-H 106. Surveys the diversity of women’s experiences in modern United States history. An examination of women’s changing roles in working class and middle class families, the effect of industrialization on women’s economic activities and status, and women’s involvement in political and social struggles, including those for women’s rights, birth control, and civil rights.
HIST-A 301 Colonial North America, 1500-1763 (3 cr.)
Native American society before and after conquest, colonization of New World by Spain, France, Dutch, and English; development of economic, social, cultural, and political societies in New World.
HIST-A 302 Revolutionary America, 1763-1791 (3 cr.)
P: HIST-H 105 or HIST-H 106 or consent of instructor. Tensions between British North American colonies and England, political, cultural, and economic world of colonies before American Independence; creation of state and national governments after 1776; struggle for unity after American Independence.
HIST-A 303 United States 1792-1829 (3 cr.)
P: HIST-H 105 or HIST-H 106 or consent of instructor. Struggle for continental unity following American Independence; westward expansion; United States wars with American Indians and the British; development of American presidency and government systems; cultural, social, economic, and political ramifications and growth during early national era.
HIST-A 304 United States, 1830-1865 (3 cr.)
P: HIST-H 105 or HIST-H 106 or consent of instructor. Analysis of westward expansion, American Indian relations, slavery, reform movements, the Spanish American War, and the Civil War.
HIST-A 307 American Cultural History (3 cr.)
P: HIST-H 105 or HIST-H 106 or consent of instructor. Major themes in American cultural life since the Civil War. Focus on the cultural expressions of immigrants, racial minorities, religious groups, social classes, women, artists, and professional groups in response to changing conditions.
HIST-A 310 Survey of American Indians I (3 cr.)
The Native American experience from the pre- Columbian period through the American Civil War. Course will focus on Native American cultural patterns, and the Native American response to French, British, and American Indian policies.
HIST-A 311 Survey of American Indians II (3 cr.)
Native American—white relations from Civil War through the 1990s. Focus on Native American attempts to defend their homelands in American West, establishment of Indian reservations in the late nineteenth century, impact of U.S. government policies, urbanization of Native Americans in the twentieth century.
HIST-A 313 Origins of Modern America (3 cr.)
P: HIST-H 106 or consent of instructor. U.S. political, social, economic, and cultural history from 1865 to 1919. Reconstruction, the Gilded Age, the Progressive Era, World War I.
HIST-A 314 Recent United States History I (3 cr.)
P: HIST-H 106 or consent of instructor. 1919-1945: The twenties, the Great Depression and New Deal, World War II.
HIST-A 315 Recent United States History II (3 cr.)
P: HIST-H 106 or consent of instructor. 1945-present: Cold War, Vietnam War, problems of contemporary America.
HIST-A 317 American Social History, 1865-Present (3 cr.)
P: HIST-H 106 or consent of instructor. Development of modern American intellectual and social patterns since 1880. Social thought, literature, science, the arts, religion, morals, education.
HIST-A 339 History of the South I (3 cr.)
P: HIST-H 105 or consent of instructor. Examination of the major themes and issues in the history of the southern United States, from the first European settlement to the Civil War. Motivations for settlement, white-Indian interaction, the rise of slavery, the American Revolution in the South, southern identity, the coming and impact of the Civil War. The course will also introduce students to competing interpretations of the Old South and the methods by which historians construct historical arguments and interpretations.
HIST-A 345 American Diplomatic History I (3 cr.)
P: HIST-H 105 and HIST-H 106 or consent of instructor. American diplomacy from 1775 to 1823; diplomacy of American continental expansion to 1898.
HIST-A 346 American Diplomatic History II (3 cr.)
P: HIST-H 105 and HIST-H 106 or consent of instructor. America as a world power. Involvement in world affairs after 1898; diplomacy of World Wars I and II; Cold War and background of contemporary foreign policy issues.
HIST-A 347 American Urban History (3 cr.)
P: HIST-H 105 and HIST-H 106 or consent of instructor. Evolution of cities and urban life in the United States from the colonial times to the present. Rise of cities, creation of modern urban districts (ghettos, suburbia); city planning; political and economic power structures; ethnic and race relations; law and order.
HIST-A 348 Civil War and Reconstruction (3 cr.)
The origins, course, and consequences of the American Civil War.
HIST-A 355 African-American History I (3 cr.)
P: HIST-H 105 and HIST-H 106 or consent of instructor. History of blacks in the United States. Slavery, abolitionism, the Civil War; Reconstruction, post-Reconstruction to 1900.
HIST-A 356 African-American History II (3 cr.)
P: HIST-H 105 and HIST-H 106 or consent of instructor. History of blacks in the United States. 1900 to present; the Great Migration; NAACP, Harlem Renaissance, postwar civil rights movement; affirmative action.
HIST-A 363 Survey of Indiana History (3 cr.)
P: HIST-H 105 and HIST-H 106 or consent of instructor. A survey of Indiana history and culture from the original inhabitants to recent times with emphasis on the growth of a distinctive Hoosier culture. Examination of Hoosier culture within the context of small-town America and mid-America, with attention to journalism and education.
HIST-A 381 Civil Rights Era in the U.S. (3 cr.)
P: HIST-H 105 or HIST-H 106 or consent of instructor. Examination of race and racial protest and gender protest after 1941. Analyzes several protest movements, key social battles, individual leaders, civil rights policy, and law; and the struggle to end racial segregation and exclusion in education, politics, public accommodations, the workplace and housing. In addition, the class analyzes the growth of the feminist movement and the divisions between liberal and radical feminists, as well as government policy.
HIST-B 300 Issues in Western European History (3 cr.)
In-depth study and analysis of selected historical and problems of importance to Western European societies. Topics will vary from semester to semester.
HIST-B 309 Britain before 1688 (3 cr.)
Development of Britain and its institutions from the Bronze Age to the Glorious Revolution, with emphasis on Celtic Britain, the Norman Conquest, the rise of Parliament, the Tudor era, and the turbulent seventeenth century.
HIST-B 312 History of the European City in the Modern Era (3 cr.)
This course examines the history of European cities in the Modern Era, with a focus on competition between social classes and the impact of economic change on cities. We begin by examining the transition from the early Modern to the Modern city, examining the changes that created revolutionary Paris. The impact of the industrial revolution on European cities is also discussed. Cities are examined as sites of social conflict - whether in the form of contestation from below, in the form of revolution, or efforts to control the population from above - through urban planning, reform, and policing. Different efforts to re-imagine cities as places devoid of social conflict are compared. We dwell in particular on the Modernist model which became particularly widespread after the Second World War, in connection with the postwar economic boom. The Cold War also left its mark on the European urban landscape: urban planning problems and strategies in various Eastern Bloc states are considered, as is the divided city of Berlin. Finally, we end on a contemporary case of social conflict in the European city: the place of migrant workers and immigrants in their host societies.
HIST-B 356 French Revolution and Napoleon (3 cr.)
Crisis of Old Regime; middle class and popular revolt; from constitutional monarchy to Jacobin commonwealth; the Reign of Terror and revolutionary government; expansion of revolution in Europe; rise and fall of Napoleonic empire.
HIST-B 359 Europe, 1789-1848 (3 cr.)
European history between 1789 and 1848, including the French Revolution; Napoleon; the Industrial Revolution; conservatism, liberalism, socialism and nationalism; and the 1848 revolution.
HIST-B 360 Europe, 1848-1914 (3 cr.)
European history between 1848 and 1914, including the unification of Italy and Germany; struggles for democracy and social welfare, populism, and imperialism; anticlericalism; the emergence of mass consumption; nationalist rivalries; and the background to World War I.
HIST-B 361 Europe in the Twentieth Century, 1914-1945 (3 cr.)
European history from 1914 up to 1945 including World War I and its aftermath; the cultural history of the 1920s and 1930s; economic turmoil; political developments in Western Europe; the rise of extremisms; World War II.
HIST-B 362 Europe in the Twentieth Century, since 1945 (3 cr.)
European history from 1945 to present, including the aftermath of World War II; the Cold War in Europe, the postwar economic boom; the emergence of leftist movements; European integration; the end of the Cold War; the impact of immigration and the expansion of the European Union.
HIST-B 377 History of Germany Since 1648 I (3 cr.)
Political, economic, and cultural states of Germany between 1648 and 1871; growth of the absolutist Habsburg and Hohenzollern dynasties; economic and cultural development under absolutism; impact of the French Revolution; struggles between reaction and liberalism; and unification.
HIST-B 378 History of Germany Since 1648 II (3 cr.)
The beginnings of the new imperial German state, industrialization; imperialism; international friction; internal political conflicts; World War I; the Weimar Republic; the Third Reich; the two Germanies in the Cold War; re-unification and its aftermath.
HIST-D 308 Empire of the Tsars (3 cr.)
Political, religious, intellectual, economic, and diplomatic development of Russia as a European and Asian state from the reign of Alexander I to World War I. Emphasis on cultural history and conflict between established and revolutionary views.
HIST-D 310 Russian Revolutions and the Soviet Regime (3 cr.)
Russia on the eve of World War I; revolutions that have swept Russia; principal developments in government, economy, cultural and social life, and international policy under the Communist regime; expansion and contraction of Russian and Communist power; collapse of the Soviet Union.
HIST-D 329 Eastern Europe 1900-1943 (3 cr.)
Diplomatic, political, social, and cultural development of Eastern European societies between 1900 and the end of World War II in Europe.
HIST-D 330 Eastern Europe 1944-present (3 cr.)
Diplomatic, political, social, and cultural development of Eastern European societies between the end of World War II in Europe to the expansion of the European Union.
HIST-D 400 Issues in Russian and East European Studies (3 cr.)
In-depth study and analysis of selected historical issues and problems of importance to Eastern European societies. Topics will vary from semester to semester.
HIST-F 216 History of Slaves in the Americas (3 cr.)
Slavery in the New World is explored by comparing its forms in North America and in the Caribbean and South America. Special attention is paid to the mechanisms by which slaves were held in slavery, and the adaptation and accommodations that were made by both masters and slaves.
HIST-F 232 Upheaval in 20th-Century Latin America (3 cr.)
An examination of major breaks in the continuities of Latin American history, revolutions both on the right and on the left, as well as the great popular uprising in Mexico with which such folk heroes as Pancho Villa and Emiliano Zapata are associated.
HIST-F 341 Latin America: Conquest and Empire (3 cr.)
The construction of this new world; Spanish, Indian, and African backgrounds; discovery, conquest, and settlement; the political, economic, and social structure of colonial Latin America.
HIST-F 342 Latin America: Evolution and Revolution (3 cr.)
The construction of nation-state foreign relations; ethnic and racial diversities, city-country balances; role of religion; sources of political authority; immigrant populations; role of elites; popular movements.
HIST-G 200 Issues in Asian History (3 cr.)
Study and analysis of selected historical issues and problems of importance in Asian societies, such as China and Japan. Topics will vary from semester to semester. May be repeated once for credit.
HIST-G 300 Issues in Asian History (3 cr.)
In-depth study and analysis of selected historical issues and problems of importance in Asian societies, such as China and Japan. Topics will vary from semester to semester. May be repeated once for credit.
HIST-G 385 Modern China (3 cr.)
From the decline of the last empire to the establishment of the People’s Republic of China, modern China struggled with many issues, such as traditionalism, nationalism, imperialism, republicanism, and communism.
HIST-G 387 Contemporary China (3 cr.)
Focusing on the People’s Republic of China, this course will illustrate the triumphs and failures of the communist regime, investigate the causes, and explain the direction that China is taking. The course will also cover Chinese society in Hong Kong and Taiwan.
HIST-G 457 Nationalism in Japan and China (3 cr.)
P: One Asian history course at the 100 level or consent of instructor. This course traces the emergence of nationalism in China and Japan in the context of their struggle for modernization, follows their development from the late nineteenth century through the twentieth century, and analyzes its contemporary political culture.
HIST-G 461 China: The Age of Glory and the Decline of the Empires (3 cr.)
Chinese history from the earliest time to the nineteenth century. Prehistoric times, Neolithic age, from the first dynasty (Qin) to the last one (Qing). Economic, social, and political developments.
HIST-H 201 Russian Civilization I (3 cr.)
From the earliest times to Peter the Great. Christianization of the Russian people, Kievan Rus; the Mongol conquest; the Grand Dukes of Muscovy; Ivan the Terrible; Time of Troubles; Romanov dynasty.
HIST-H 202 Russian Civilization II (3 cr.)
From Peter the Great to the present era. Peter the Great, Catherine the Great, Russian expansion; emancipation of the serfs; Westernization; industrialization; Russian revolutions; Stalin; Cold War; collapse of the Soviet Union.
HIST-H 205 Ancient Civilization (3 cr.)
Political, cultural, and economic development of ancient Near East, Greece, and Rome from the Bronze Age to the end of the Classical Period.
HIST-H 206 Medieval Civilization (3 cr.)
European institutions and social and intellectual history from late Roman Empire to the Renaissance. Greco-Roman legacy, Christian institutions, Byzantine and Islamic influences, town revival and trade, rise of universities, emergence of national states and literatures.
HIST-H 207 Modern East Asian Civilization (3 cr.)
Focus on China, Japan, and Korea in the twentieth century. Explores the history of each individual country and the experiences shared by all three. Traditional values challenged by modernism, interactions with the West, domestic strife.
HIST-H 208 American-East Asian Relations (3 cr.)
Interaction of the United States and East Asia from the founding of the republic to the present. First contacts, growing economic ties, political considerations, U.S. occupation of the Philippines, role of the U.S. military, growing tensions during the 1920s and 1930s, World War II, East Asia during the Cold War, growing interdependency between East and West in modern times.
HIST-H 214 Comparative Women's History (3 cr.)
An examination and comparison of the history of women in different regions of the world, addressing universal issues and issues specific to regions. The course traces the social, economic, and political roles of women from the premodern past to the transformations of the twentieth century. Topics include work, home, education, sexual patterns, and gender relations.
HIST-H 218 History of Motion Pictures (3 cr.)
History of English-language films from the silent era to the modern period. Attention is paid to directors and producers, actors and dialogue, and to the evolution of film technology.
HIST-H 220 American Military History (3 cr.)
P: HIST-H 105, HIST-H 106. From settlement of colonies to the present. European background; colonial militia; American Revolution, Indian wars; Civil War; principal foreign wars and their strategic objectives. Technological changes and effect of military on American society. Army is emphasized, with some attention to navy, marines, and air force.
HIST-H 222 Renaissance and Reformation Europe (3 cr.)
Society and civilization in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. Transition from medieval to modern life in political and economic behavior, high and popular culture, theology and religion, discoveries and expansion, occult and scientific worldviews.
HIST-H 225 Special Topics in History (1-3 cr.)
P: Permission of instructor. Study and analysis of selected historical issues and problems of general import. Topics will vary from semester to semester, but will usually be broad subjects that cut across fields, regions, and periods. May be repeated once for credit.
HIST-H 226 Origins and History of the Cold War (3 cr.)
Study and analysis of the ideological, historical, and geopolitical factors underlying the Cold War. Special focus on the former Soviet Union and “Red” China under Mao Zedong, as well as the breakup of the Soviet Union and the lingering effects of the Cold War on the contemporary world.
HIST-H 231 Women, Men and Family in History (3 cr.)
The course will examine changes in relationships within the family and the changing role of the family in society. Changes in gender roles will be highlighted. Among the topics to be discussed are courtship, marriage, inheritance, child-bearing, child labor, the origins of family limitation and birth control, and the effects of other institutions on the family. This course can be authorized for a variable course title so that different regions of the world can be specified, such as: "Women, Men and Family History: Latin America," or "Women, Men and Family in History: Asia."
HIST-H 233 Sports in History (3 cr.)
Examines the historical conditions in which sports have developed from ancient to contemporary times, with particular emphasis on modern American society and sport.
HIST-H 236 The Historian's Craft (3 cr.)
P: Permission of instructor. To be taken within a year of student’s declaring a history major. Introduction to the skills and methodology of analysis, research, writing, and oral communication within the discipline of history.
HIST-H 373 History of Science and Technology (3 cr.)
Survey of the intellectual and institutional development of science and technology in the United States from colonial times to 1865, with special emphasis on the relationship between science and technology, the role of technology in early American economic growth, and the inevitability and desirability of technological change.
HIST-H 381 Civil Rights in the US (3 cr.)
P: HIST-H 105 and HIST-H 106 or consent of instructor. Examination of race and racial protest and gender protest after 1941. Analyzes several protest movements, key social battles, individual leaders, civil rights policy, and law; and the struggle to end racial segregation and exclusion in education, politics, public accommodations, the workplace and housing. In addition, the class analyzes the growth of the feminist movement and the divisions between liberal and radical feminists, as well as government policy.
HIST-H 407 Oral History (3 cr.)
A survey of theory, methods, and applications of oral history, including research, interview preparation and execution, legal and ethical issues, and transcription and preservation of interviews. Emphasis will be placed on persons and topics relevant to local and regional history.
HIST-H 408 Independent Study in Community History (1-3 cr.)
P: HIST-H 105 or HIST-H 106. Students have the opportunity to develop and execute original research projects involving topics in community history, with particular emphasis on the regional campus service area. Projects must reflect sound conceptual and contextual grounding, including awareness of appropriate secondary literature, and incorporate primary research in local and regional archival repositories. Appropriate incorporation of oral history is encouraged. Both individual and group projects are permissible.
HIST-H 411 Historical Editing (3 cr.)
P: 6 credit hours in history or consent of instructor. Study and analysis of historical writing; editing documents and visual material; process of publishing historical works.
HIST-H 412 Historic Preservation (3 cr.)
History of building and decorating techniques; study of politics and economics of historic preservation; processes of renovating or restoring historic buildings; techniques of adaptive reuse of historic buildings.
HIST-H 425 Topics in History (1-3 cr.)
P: Permission of instructor. Intensive study and analysis of selected historical issues and problems of limited scope. Topics will vary but will usually cut across fields, regions, and periods. May be repeated once for credit.
HIST-J 495 Proseminar for History Majors (3 cr.)
P: Consent of instructor. Selected topics of history.
HIST-K 495 Readings in History (1-3 cr.)
P: Written consent of instructor. Selected topics. May be repeated up to a maximum of 6 credit hours when topics vary.
HIST-W 300 Issues in World History (3 cr.)
In-depth study and analysis of selected historical issues and problems of importance in world history. Topics will vary from semester to semester. May be repeated once for credit, up to 6 units.