Want to know more about our connected histories?
Consider one of these courses for Spring 2019!
HISTORY LOWER DIVISION COURSES:
HIST 1900-001 Nation Building: Stories, Identity, and Conflicts, 1/22/2019-5/18/2019, Jared Benson, TU/TH 12:15-1:30PM, Centennial Hall 106. Description: Nation-Building explores the historical manufacture of states through a progressive examination of evolving material and ideological contexts. Most people today think of the world and its peoples in terms of “countries” (nation-states) and rarely consider how and why they have been conditioned over time to do so. Nation-states, relatively speaking, represent a very recent development in social organization over the course of human history.
HISTORY 3000 LEVEL COURSES:
HIST 3000-001 Steam, Stench, and Strikes, 1/22/2029-5/18/2019, Barbara Headle and Leah Davis-Witherow, TH 4:45-7:20PM, Columbine Hall 114. Description: Over the course of the nineteenth century, the United States experienced a series of revolutions that challenged citizens’ notions of class, race, gender, labor, leisure, modernity, and democracy. Such upheavals were not always overtly political; rather, they occurred in various contexts including technology, architecture, medicine, material culture, and the workplace. This class examines the economic, political, cultural, social, gendered, environmental, and artistic themes of late 19th-century and early 20th-century America.
HIST 3000-002 Laws of War, 1/22/2019-5/18/2019, Robin Lynch, WE 1:40-4:20PM, Columbine Hall 136 Description: This course explores the changing ethics and laws of war (organized violence) overtime. Specific thematic topics include debates over justice and expediency in the Peloponnesian War, feudalism and the Peace of God, the treatment of prisoners of war, Machiavellianism and Realpolitik, the U.S. Constitution and the roles of the President and Congress, nuclear and chemical weapons bans from WWI to the present, and the emerging norm over humanitarian intervention and RTP (the Right to Protect).
HIST 3000-004 History of Medicine/Body, 1/22/2019-5/18/2019, Susan Brandt, TU 1:40-4:20PM, Centennial Hall 191 Description: Media headlines confirm that healthcare is at the center of current debates over politics. Has medicine always played such a visible role in our culture? This course offers an introduction to the history of healthcare and medicine in the United States from the colonial period to the present. Students will consider topics such as the effects of epidemics, the persistence of lay healing, medical professionalization, the authority of anatomical training, the role of healthcare institutions, public health, medical consumerism, women’s health, and healthcare activism. Students will interrogate how cultural discourses about healing and diseases have shaped our understandings of the body in sickness and health.
HIST 3000-005 Russian History, 1/22/2019-5/18/2019, Melvyn Weissman, TU 1:40-4:20PM, Columbine Hall 117 Description: Learn about the fascinating history of Russia from Peter the Great through the Russian Revolution to the Cold War and Soviet USSR. Your appreciation of current global politics will be grounded in new historical perspectives.
HIST 3100-001 Digital History, 1/22/2019-5/18/2019, Roger Martinez, TU 10:50-1:30PM, Columbine Hall 136 Description: This course introduces students to the newly developing field of digital history, and gives students a chance to present a serious project of historical research in a digital medium, specifically building virtual worlds. We will learn visual programming and practice using Unity (a game development engine) and other digital tools.
HIST 4120 The Twelfth Century Renaissance, 1/22/2019-5/18/2019, Janet Myers, WE 7:30-10:05PM, Columbine Hall 216 Description: Scope of the course: 11th century through the 13th century. Themes covered will be political, social, religious, and economic developments that shaped Medieval Europe into a unique civilization.
HIST 4530-001 Civil War and Reconstruction, 1850-1877, Amy Haines and Paul Harvey, 1/22/2019-5/18/2019, TH 1:40-4:20PM Columbine Hall 216 Description: Intensive study of the causes and consequences of the Civil War, and the struggle over reconstruction. Course focuses on the period 1850 – 1877. Approved for Compass Curriculum requirements: Inclusiveness (Global/Diversity); Writing Intensive.
GES 4700: Power, Populations, and the U.S. Census, Barbara Headle, Friday 1:40-4:20, Columbine Hall 334. The Census is coming in 2020! Why do we care? In this course, student study the social, political, economic, racial, ethnic, and gender issues that have plagued the census since 1790 and continue today.
HISTORY ONLINE COURSES: HIST 4540-OL1 American Religious Cultures, 1945-2000, Karen deVries and Paul Harvey, 1/22/2019-5/18/2019, Online course. Description: Intensive research seminar focusing on primary texts of recent American religions from Cold War Protestantism to New Age Buddhism. Approved for Compass Curriculum requirements: Inclusiveness (Global/Diversity); Writing Intensive.
HISTORY SUMMER Travel course, June 2019 HIST 3000: Special Topics: Pilgrims, Patriots, and Poets–Travel Course Janet Myers and Barbara Headle, 6/3/2019-6/7//2019. Description: Be a Pilgrim! Journey to Massachusetts on the history department’s maiden in-country travel course. We will venture to Boston, Plymouth, Lexington and Concord where we follow the footsteps of the determined, but not always so pure, Puritans; of the rabble-rousing, tea-tossing, rebel Patriots; and of the literary giants whose works range from the sublime to the downright eerie. This is a 3-credit hour upper division history course. When: June 3 – 7 2019. How Much: Tuition $1300. Travel expenses $2544. (Prices are approximate (subject to confirmation) Contact: Barbara Headle: firstname.lastname@example.org or Jan Myers: email@example.com