History (HIST)

HIST 103. World Views:History. (3 Credits)

provides the student with an examination of the chronology and major themes of Western Civilization through study of primary and secondary sources. Fulfills core history requirement. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: CUAA, CUW

HIST 151. Amer Civilization I. (3 Credits)

Offered at: CUAA

HIST 152. American Civilization II. (3 Credits)

Offered at: CUAA

HIST 153. American Civ Survey. (3 Credits)

surveys the history of the United States from pre-Columbian America to the present, and explores political, ideological, social and religious changes that have occurred in the American story. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: OL

HIST 161. Hist & World Views West World. (3 Credits)

Offered at: OL

HIST 163. Non-Western World:A History. (3 Credits)

surveys the peoples and cultures of modern Africa, Asia, the Middle East, the Pacific Rim, and South America, providing the students background to make sense of these increasingly important regions in the world. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: CUAA, CUW, MID

HIST 190. Western Historical Perspective. (3 Credits)

Offered at: CUW

HIST 208. History of Christianity. (3 Credits)

offers a broad introduction to the history of Christianity, from its beginnings, through the Reformation, to the modern era. Major events, key figures, doctrinal developments, denominational distinctions and significant challenges to Christianity will be emphasized. 3 credits.

Prerequisites: HIST 103 or consent of the instructor.

HIST 210. History of Food. (3 Credits)

examines the history of food, beginning with the Neolithic revolution that gave rise to agriculture and animal domestication and ending with the quandaries over diet that plague modern society. The course will highlight food economically, socially and culturally, looking at how different societies have procured sustenance, and how they have attached different meanings to what they consume. Fulfills core cross-cultural requirement. 3 credits.

Prerequisites: HIST 103 or consent of the instructor.

Offered at: CUW

HIST 212. Monsters. (3 Credits)

HIST 215. The Civil War. (3 Credits)

explores the period 1861-1865 when the country was rent apart by the most divisive war in American history, the war which has to a large degree shaped current American political, economic, and social realities. Though the course will examine the historical context in which the war unfolded, the military aspects of the Civil War will receive significant attention. 3 credits.

Prerequisites: HIST 103 or consent of the instructor.

Offered at: CUAA

HIST 220. Sports of the World. (3 Credits)

Offered at: CUAA

HIST 221. The Ancient World. (3 Credits)

examines the major cultures of the ancient Near East (Egyptian, Assyrian, Babylonian, etc.) from the earliest times to development of Archaic Greece, and in so doing offers a backdrop to the ancient world of the Old Testament and the classical era of the Greeks and Romans. Fulfills core cross-cultural requirement. 3 credits.

Prerequisites: HIST 103 or consent of the instructor.

Offered at: CUAA

HIST 223. Michigan History. (3 Credits)

Offered at: CUAA

HIST 235. Rats, Lice & Mice: Hist of Dis. (3 Credits)

examines the global history of medicine and disease from antiquity until the 20th century.  The overall theme is the biological and cultural impact of disease (especially epidemics) on society. The course focuses upon major historical infectious disease outbreaks e.g. plague, smallpox, AIDS, Ebola and examines the course of the disease, medical/health responses to the disease and the political/economic/cultural/social impacts upon the affected societies.

Prerequisite: None

HIST 240. Ancient Civilizations. (3 Credits)

surveys ancient civilizations across the globe, with particular emphasis upon religion, geography and culture. The course examines civilizations located in Asia, India, South America, and North America. Fulfills core cross-cultural requirement. 3 credits.

Prerequisites: HIST 103 or consent of the instructor.

HIST 241. History & Culture of Latin America. (3 Credits)

explores the history and culture of North, Central and South America and the Caribbean from the Aztecs, Incas, and Mayas to the present. Fulfills core cross-cultural requirement. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: CUW

HIST 243. Modern Africa. (3 Credits)

examines the political, economic, social and ethnic issues confronting contemporary Africa. Various historical issues are explored in the course, including the Atlantic slave trade, 19th-century imperialism, colonialism, post-war decolonization, ethnic conflicts, AIDS and globalization. Fulfills core cross-cultural requirement. 3 credits.

Prerequisites: HIST 103 or consent of the instructor.

HIST 246. History of Modern Japan. (3 Credits)

introduces the history of Japan, emphasizing Japan’s distinctive cultural, spiritual, political, educational, artistic, and social life. The antecedents of modern Japan can be traced to ancient and feudal times. Students will explore comparisons and contrasts between the cultures of Japan and the United States. Fulfills core cross-cultural requirement. 3 credits.

Prerequisites: HIST 103 or consent of the instructor.

Offered at: CUW

HIST 250. Modern Middle East. (3 Credits)

surveys the rise and disintegration of the Ottoman Empire as well as later 20th-century developments in the Middle East, with particular emphasis on the Arab-Israeli conflict. Fulfills core cross-cultural requirement. 3 credits.

Prerequisites: HIST 103 or consent of the instructor.

Offered at: CUW

HIST 255. Empires: East & West. (3 Credits)

HIST 265. World of Superheroes. (3 Credits)

HIST 270. Asia on Fire. (3 Credits)

surveys the various conflicts (including World War II, the Chinese Civil War, Korean War, etc.) occurring on the Asian continent and Pacific Rim during the 20th century with particular emphasis upon how these conflicts impacted the Asian peoples and their struggles for independence. Fulfills core cross-cultural requirement. 3 credits.

Prerequisites: HIST 103 or consent of the instructor.

HIST 277. Byzantium. (3 Credits)

overviews the history of the Byzantine Empire, starting with the division of the Roman Empire into Eastern and Western halves in the 4th century A.D. to the fall of Constantinople, the capital of the Byzantine Empire, to the Ottoman Turks in 1453. Students will explore political, cultural, religious and social aspects of the Empire as well as its relations with various regions, particularly Western Europe, the emerging Russia, and the Islamic world. Fulfills core cross-cultural requirement. 3 credits.

Prerequisites: HIST 103 or consent of the instructor.

Offered at: CUW

HIST 284. Imperial China. (3 Credits)

explores China’s ancient history and introduces students to ancient Chinese culture through a number of cultural activities. Fulfills core cross-cultural requirement. 3 credits.

Prerequisites: HIST 103 or consent of the instructor.

HIST 285. History of Modern China. (3 Credits)

examines China’s modern history from the Qing dynasty to the present. It also introduces students to Chinese culture through a number of cultural activities. Fulfills core cross-culture requirement. 3 credits.

Prerequisites: HIST 103 or consent of the instructor.

HIST 295. America and Vietnam. (3 Credits)

examines the history of two quite different countries from the period of colonization to the fall of Saigon in 1975. Both countries will be studied in terms of political, economic, religious, social, and diplomatic trends. Particular consideration will be given to the impact the Vietnam conflict had upon the course of history in both the United States and Vietnam. Fulfills core cross-culture requirement. 3 credits.

Prerequisites: HIST 103 or consent of the instructor.

Offered at: CUW

HIST 309. Early America:1492-1800. (3 Credits)

examines the early heritage of the United States from the Native Americans to the Constitution of 1787. The course explores such topics as the beginnings of our multi-cultural society, the growth of representative government, and the diverse economic and social values in early America. 3 credits.

Prerequisites: HIST 103 or consent of the instructor.

Offered at: CUAA, CUW

HIST 322. The Classical World. (3 Credits)

surveys the history of Classical Greece, the Hellenistic World, Ancient Rome, and early Christianity with emphasis upon political, social, religious, and cultural elements. Students will explore how these cultures influenced each other and the modern world. 3 credits.

Prerequisites: HIST 103 or consent of the instructor.

Offered at: CUW

HIST 325. The City & American Culture. (3 Credits)

HIST 330. History of Modern Europe. (3 Credits)

studies developments in European social, political, economic, religious, and cultural history from the French Revolution to the present. 3 credits.

Prerequisites: HIST 103 or consent of the instructor.

Offered at: CUW

HIST 351. Indus America:1865-1920. (3 Credits)

explores the development of the United States from an agrarian to an industrial nation and from a hemispheric to a world power. 3 credits.

Prerequisites: HIST 103 or consent of the instructor.

Offered at: CUAA

HIST 352. U.S.-World Power:1920-Pres. (3 Credits)

studies the political, economic, social, and intellectual development of the United States since World War I. Several important events and representative figures of the period will be studied in depth. 3 credits.

Prerequisites: HIST 103 or consent of the instructor.

Offered at: CUAA, CUW

HIST 353. 20TH CENT EUROPE. (3 Credits)

HIST 355. 2OTH CENT EAST EUROPE. (3 Credits)

HIST 356. The Middle Ages. (3 Credits)

surveys the political, economic, religious, cultural and social development of Europe from the fall of the Roman Empire through the 14th century. 3 credits.

Prerequisites: HIST 103 or consent of the instructor.

HIST 358. Renaiss/Reform Europe. (3 Credits)

presents an overview of European history from the 13th to the 17th centuries, with especial emphasis upon the Renaissance and Reformation. Students will explore how these movements impacted the development of Western Civilization in general and Europe in particular. 3 credits.

Prerequisites: HIST 103 or consent of the instructor.

Offered at: CUW

HIST 360. Revolutionary Europe. (3 Credits)

surveys the history of Europe in the 17th and 18th centuries, a period during which Europe experienced revolutions of all kinds—political, religious, scientific, technological, military, economic—and witnessed some of the greatest political, cultural and intellectual changes in European history. 3 credits.

Prerequisites: HIST 103 or consent of the instructor.

HIST 363. Women in America. (3 Credits)

introduces students to significant worldviews and major events that affected women’s history in the United States. The students will examine women’s involvement within the major social institutions of America, and what role women have played in economics, education, family, politics, and religion from early settlement to current times. 3 credits.

Prerequisites: HIST 103 or consent of the instructor.

Offered at: CUW

HIST 364. Americas. (3 Credits)

explores the twentieth-century history of Central and South America and the Caribbean in a multidisciplinary fashion. Fulfills core cross-cultural requirement. 3 credits.

Prerequisites: HIST 103 or consent of the instructor.

HIST 380. Amer Republic/1800-1860. (3 Credits)

studies the history of the United States from Washington’s administration to the Civil War, exploring the political, economic, social, and intellectual growth of the nation. 3 credits.

Prerequisites: HIST 103 or consent of the instructor.

HIST 385. Historical Methods. (3 Credits)

introduces students to the nature and theory of history through the study of past developments in historical research and writing. Students will explore the work of the historian and the concept of historiography through various exercises. In addition, students will consider the meaning of history, particularly from the Christian perspective. Offered Fall semester only. 3 credits.

Prerequisites: HIST 103 and junior or senior standing.

Offered at: CUAA, CUW

HIST 386. Mediev Wrld: Knghts, Dams, Dem. (3 Credits)

approaches the subject of the Middle Ages in a way different from the traditional approach of either English or History in that it will focus on exploring the medieval worldview through an examination of documents, literary works and artifacts utilizing the disciplinary methodologies of English and History. As an interdisciplinary course, students will use and synthesize methodologies from both academic disciplines to engage the complexities of the medieval period. Cross-listed with ENG 386. 3 credits

Prerequisites: HIST 103 or consent of the instructor.

HIST 387. Field Ed in History. (3 Credits)

offers various opportunities for students to gain practical experience through service in the field of History particularly as a student mentor for HIST 103. Student interns will work under the supervision of a faculty supervisor. 3-6 credits.

Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor.

HIST 389. America's Game:Football & Soci. (3 Credits)

offers perspectives on American society by examining a sport that from small town high school fields, through historic college stadiums to the majesty of the Super Bowl has captured the American spirit. The growth in the popularity of the sport coincided with the rise of the U. S. as a global power. Students will examine the rise of the NCAA, development of professional football, standardized rules, urbanization, race relations, and team relocations. 3 credits.

Prerequisites: HIST 103 or consent of the instructor.

Offered at: CUW

HIST 390. Baseball in America. (3 Credits)

surveys the history of the United States through a very distinctive lens, that of baseball. Besides examining the game itself, the course will explore baseball’s experience with race and gender issues, urbanization and industrialization, immigration and labor issues, professionalization, community loyalty and the role of the individual in American society. 3 credits.

Prerequisites: HIST 103 or consent of the instructor.

HIST 392. Travel: Civ Renaissance Italy. (3 Credits)

offers the student a chance to explore civilization, culture and history through an academic course combined with a travel experience. The topics of the travel-study will rotate each year, but can include study of the Renaissance or Roman civilization with a trip to Italy; the history of modern and classical Greece with a trip to Greece; or the history and psychology of war, with a trip to England and France. 3 credits.

Prerequisites: HIST 103 or consent of the instructor.

HIST 401. Hist Ed in West Tradit. (3 Credits)

surveys the history of education in the West, beginning with classical Greece and Rome and proceeding through various periods of history to 20th-century American education. Students will read selections from landmark figures in the history of education, such as Aristotle, Cicero, Quintilian, Vergerius, Luther, Melanchthon, Rousseau, and Dewey, and will examine the objectives, ideals, theories and historical contexts of education over time and place. This study will provide the context for an evaluation of education in the contemporary Western world. 3 credits.

Prerequisites: HIST 103 or consent of the instructor.

Offered at: CUW

HIST 420. European National History. (3 Credits)

examines the history of a specific European country (England, France, Germany or Russia), exploring political, social, economic, religious, and other factors. The course will examine one nation; the nation under study will rotate from year to year. 3 credits.

Prerequisites: HIST 103 or consent of the instructor.

Offered at: CUW

HIST 424. History of England. (3 Credits)

HIST 430. SOVIET POLIT-LEGAL SYST. (3 Credits)

HIST 463. Spec Topics Western Hist. (3 Credits)

provides the student with the opportunity to explore a theme, question or topic in Western history in an in-depth fashion in a seminar-style course. 3 credits.

Prerequisites: HIST 103 or consent of the instructor.

HIST 464. Topics in American History. (3 Credits)

provides the student with the opportunity to explore a theme or question in American history in an in-depth fashion in a seminar-style course. 3 credits.

Prerequisites: HIST 103 or consent of the instructor.

Offered at: CUW

HIST 465. Special Topics:Global History. (1-3 Credits)

provides the student with an opportunity to explore a theme, question, or topic in global history in an in-depth fashion in a seminar-style course. 3 credits.

Prerequisites: HIST 103 or consent of the instructor.

HIST 466. The American Idea. (3 Credits)

surveys the intellectual history of the United States as it intersected with American society, and will feature particular groups in the country’s history, from the Puritans to the conservative movement of the late 20th century. 3 credits.

Prerequisites: HIST 103 or consent of the instructor.

HIST 475. The Reformations. (3 Credits)

consists of an in-depth study of the Reformations of 16th-century Europe, including the Lutheran, Calvinist and Catholic. The student will be given the opportunity to explore in depth the ideas (theological, political, educational, etc.) and the major themes (salvation, individualism, fracturing of the Catholic Church into different denominations, education, religious war, religious toleration, etc.) through directed readings of selected texts, individual research and group projects. 3 credits.

Prerequisites: HIST 103 or consent of the instructor.

HIST 480. History Internship. (1-6 Credits)

provides the student with the opportunity to gain practical experience in the field of History through such activities as working with a local historical society, or engaging in an advanced research project. The student will work under the supervision of a faculty advisor. 3-6 credits.

Prerequisites: HIST 103 and HIST 385 and consent of the instructor.

HIST 490. History Seminar. (3 Credits)

is the culminating undergraduate experience in which the student will study history by researching, writing, and presenting a piece of original historical work. Offered Fall and Spring semesters. 3 credits.

Prerequisites: HIST 385 and senior standing.

Offered at: CUW