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HIST - History Courses

HIST 111
3.00 cr.
Ancient Medieval Europe

An introduction to and survey of Western Civilization from its ancient origins in Mesopotamia and Egypt through the Middle Ages. This course is designed for, but not limited to, Elementary Education majors. It is not open to History or BFSS majors.

HIST 114
3.00 cr.
The Rise of Ancient World Civilizations

An introduction to and survey of the history of the world from the rise of the first civilizations in Mesopotamia and Egypt, to ancient India, and China and concluding with Greece and Rome.

HIST 115
3.00 cr.
Medieval/Renaissance World Civilizations

An introduction to and survey of world civilizations from the end of Rome to ca. 1400. Includes early and later Medieval Europe and Islam, India and China and the rise of civilizations in Africa, East Asia, and the Americas.

HIST 116
3.00 cr.
Early Modern World Civilizations

An introduction to and survey of the history of the world from the Renaissance and Reformation in Europe through the fall of Napoleon, the rise and fall of Muslim Empires, and further developments in Africa, the Americas, and East Asia.

HIST 117
3.00 cr.
Modern World History

An introduction to and survey of world history after the defeat of Napoleon in Europe to the end of the 20th century, including industrialization, nationalism, neocolonialism and its ending, the demise of the Soviet Union, and developments in Africa, East Asia, and the Americas.

HIST 207
3.00 cr.
History of USA I

This course surveys the history of the United States from its Native American and European colonial roots through the Civil War and Reconstruction. Topics include the American Revolution, Westward Expansion, and the Sectional Crisis.

HIST 208
3.00 cr.
History of USA II

This course surveys the history of the United States from the late 19th century to the present day. Topics include the Indian Wars, Immigration, Progressive Era Reform, the Great Depression and New Deal, the World Wars, the Cold War, the Civil Rights Movement, and the War on Terrorism.

HIST 330
3.00 cr.
Dark Age Europe

The political, military, social, economic, and religious development of Europe from the fall of Rome to the Norman invasion of England in 1066. Includes the barbarian invasions, Charlemagne, Byzantium, the rise of Islam, viking raids, and the emergence of a new European civilization by the 11th century.

HIST 335
3.00 cr.
The High Middle Ages

The political, military, social, economic and religious development of Europe from the Norman invasion of England (1066). Includes the development of castles and Romanesque, Gothic and early Renaissance art and architecture, the Crusades, the rise of the universities, the Black Death, and the Hundred Years War, to the early Renaissance.

HIST 340
3.00 cr.
Renaissance and Reformation Eras

The study of the life and institutions of Europe from the mid-14th century to 1648 during the transition from medieval to modern times, emphasizing changing cultural, political, military and religious practices and beliefs, especially as contrasted from the south to the north.

HIST 345
3.00 cr.
Tudor and Stuart England

A study of England's "Golden Age" under the Tudor dynasty with Henry VIII, Elizabeth I, and continuing through the Stuart dynasty. Includes a study of English life and culture, the English Reformation and the struggle between Parliament and the monarchy culminating in the English Civil War, the execution of Charles I, and the Glorious Revolution.

HIST 350
3.00 cr.
French Revolution Through Napoleon

An examination of revolutionary France from its root causes under Louis XIV through the Reign of Terror and the Conquest of Europe by Napoleon. Relationships between the revolution and the Enlightenment will be explored as well as the lasting impact of the revolution.

HIST 360
3.00 cr.
Early and Imperial Russian History

A survey of Russian history from the ancient Slavic peoples, the Kievan Rus Empire (Ukraine), the Mongolian invasion, the rise of Moscovy and the Empire of Peter the Great to the freeing of the serfs in 1861.

HIST 365
3.00 cr.
The Russian Revolution and the Soviet Union

A survey of Russian history from the late Imperial period and WWI through the Bolshevik Revolution, Civil War, WWII, Soviet Era and the final collapse of Soviet Russia.

HIST 380
3.00 cr.
Topics in World History

An in-depth study of a particular people, culture, era or area outside the United States such as the Middle East, China, Africa, pre-Columbian America, Renaissance Italy, or Medieval Japan.

HIST 403
1.00 cr.
Native American Culture and Government

A seminar in which students explore specific current and historical events and sites in Minnesota and/or Wisconsin to gain insight into the culture and tribal government of Native Americans. The focus is on content and presentation to school groups. Prerequisites: HIST207 and EDUC200. Preference given to Education majors.

HIST 410
3.00 cr.
The Era of the American Revolution

An in-depth exploration into the background, causes, war, and consequences of the American Revolution. Critical assessment of the historical interpretations of the era.

HIST 420
3.00 cr.
Constitution and Early Republic

This course explores the development, ratification, and legacy of the U.S. Constitution from 1787 through the 1820s. In both primary and secondary documents, students will explore American life under the Constitution with special attention to questions of religion, race, gender, and individual rights. (Cross-listed with PLSC420.)

HIST 430
3.00 cr.
The American Civil War and Reconstruction

A study of the causes, conduct, and implications of the American Civil War, and an examination of the major developments in the Era of Reconstruction.

HIST 443
3.00 cr.
Methods in Teaching 5-12 Social Studies

This course is required for students who seek state licensure for teaching grades 5-12 social studies within the broad field social studies major. Students must first meet all requirements for "Entry into the Education Major." Then they must meet all requirements for the broad field social studies "Entry into the Major." This course contains a field experience component and must precede enrollment in EDUC495/EDUC496, Teaching Internship and Seminars (student teaching).

HIST 444
4.00 cr.
Methods in Teaching 5 through 12 Social Studies

This course required for students who seek state licensure for secondary level (grades 5-12) teaching of social studies within the broad field social studies major. Students must first meet all requirements for "Entry into the Education Major." Then they must meet all requirements for the broad field social studies "Entry into the Major." This course contains a field experience component and must precede enrollment in EDUC499 Teaching Internship and Seminars (student teaching).

HIST 450
3.00 cr.
Civil Rights Movement

This course examines the American Civil Rights Movement from 1954 to 1973. Topics include the <i>Brown</i> decision, the Montgomery bus boycotts, the student movement, the northern urban housing crisis, differing strategies within and between the black and white communities, the transformation of national political parties, the woman's liberation movement, affirmative action, and the relationship between religion and politics.

HIST 460
3.00 cr.
Religion in American History

This course explores the role of religion, with particular emphasis on Christian denominations, in major developments of American history. Students will grapple with enduring questions concerning the relationship between church and state, the role of personal faith in civic activism, and the viability of theological commitment amid religious pluralism.

HIST 470
3.00 cr.
The Supreme Court and the American People

This course analyzes the relations between the Supreme Court and the American people from the Constitutional era to the present day. Students will explore competing theories of jurisprudence as these have applied to the contested meanings of "equal protection of the laws" in regard to religion, race, gender, and individual rights.

HIST 480
3.00 cr.
Topics in American History

An in-depth study of a particular aspect of American history such as women's history, African history, the American West, Progressivism, McCarthyism, or the Cold War.

HIST 489
3.00 cr.
International Study Tour

Course allows the student to travel to a specific country, selected by the professor, and covers various aspects of the selected country or geographic area. (Cross listed with RELG489.)

HIST 490
3.00 cr.
Introduction to Historical Research and Writing

An examination of the nature of history together with the aims, problems and techniques of historical writing including practice in critical reading, the use of research tools and procedures, and experience in the writing of history.

HIST 495
3.00 cr.
Senior Seminar in History

A capstone course designed solely for History and Broad Field Social Studies majors where students will put their knowledge of historical topics and research together in order to write and publicly present an original historiographical work. The use of some primary source material is required. Prerequisite: HIST490 or consent of instructor.

HIST 499
3.00 cr.
History Internship

History-related field experience with an approved agency fulfilling an individual learning contract negotiated between student, faculty advisor, and worksite. Open only to History and Broad Field Social Studies majors. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.