History (HIST)

HIST 101  T1:DV:World Civil to 1500    3 sem. hrs.

Survey of the origins of global civilizations through ancient and medieval times until the beginnings of the modern age. Offered every fall semester.

HIST 102  T1:DV:World Civil 1500 to Pres    3 sem. hrs.

Survey of the political, economic, religious, social and intellectual forces which have shaped early modern and modern people. Offered every spring semester.

HIST 103  T1:DV:Hist of the U.S. to 1877    3 sem. hrs.

Survey of colonial and middle periods in the development of the United States of America to 1877. Offered every fall semester.

HIST 104  T1:DV:Hist of U.S. since 1877    3 sem. hrs.

Survey of the political, economic, religious, social, and intellectual history of the United States of America from 1877 to the present. Offered every spring semester.

HIST 204  H2b:Diplo Hist U.S. since 1877    3 sem. hrs.

Survey of the origins, development, and leading ideas of American foreign policy from 1877 to the present. Next offered TBA.

HIST 205  American Colonial History    3 sem. hrs.

Study of the growth of political and economic institutions, social forms and ideals, cultural patterns, and diplomatic policies from 1607-1815. Next offered TBA.

HIST 208  H2b:The Fren Revolut and Napo    3 sem. hrs.

The causes, course and interpretations of the French Revolution and Napoleonic Wars, and the creation of "modernity" in France and England, including the modern Western political ideologies of liberalism, conservatism, and socialism. Next offered TBA.

HIST 210  Intro to Research and Writing    3 sem. hrs.

Required for all History majors. This course will focus on the skills necessary to the practice of history methods, including the analysis and interpretation of both primary and secondary sources, historiography, research skills, and writing. Offered every spring semester.

HIST 220  History of Ohio    3 sem. hrs.

Surveys the history of the state of Ohio from the settlements of indigenous peoples to the present day. Special focus is placed on the political, social, and military history of the state. Next offered Fall 2018 and Fall 2020.

HIST 223  H2b:Cultrl Encounter Glob Wld    3 sem. hrs.

This course will focus upon Islam and the "West", particularly looking at themes ranging from geopolitics to terrorism to migration. The goal of the course is to establish a better understanding of Islam and provide students an opportunity to find common and mutual understanding.

HIST 224  H2b:Military History of the US    3 sem. hrs.

A survey of both the military experiences and issues in United States history. The course will explore the major wars and battles as well as the impact of war on the economy, technological developments, politics, diplomatic relations, society, and other factors that have influenced the military aspects of American history from the American Revolution to the late 20th century. Next offered TBA.

HIST 225  T1:DV:African-American History    3 sem. hrs.

A survey of African-American History, concentrating upon the black experience in the United States. Black America from African and West Indian origins to the present. Offered every fall semester.

HIST 227  DV:T1:Glob Pers in Gender Hist    3 sem. hrs.

An introduction of the history of gender, gender roles, and the power relations across the world and over time, with a focus on how gender has structured social, religious, economic, and political relationships. Next offered TBA.

HIST 240  H1:US in the Long 19th Century    3 sem. hrs.

This course will provide a survey of the key political, military, and social issues that shaped the United States from the American Revolution in the late 18th century through the early years of the 20th century. Next offered Spring 2020 and Spring 2022.

HIST 250  H2b:American Catholic History    3 sem. hrs.

This course surveys the history of Catholics in America from the first Spanish and French missions, through the migrations of Catholics from diverse backgrounds, the coming-of-age of the American Catholic community, to the participation in and response to The Second Vatican Council by American Catholics. Next offered Spring 2020.

HIST 290  Special Topics    3 sem. hrs.

Intensive examination of selected, single topics in History. This course is offered as a means of providing unique topics in history, depending upon the interests or needs of students.

HIST 290-1  BLSJ:T1:ST:Policy Through Hist    3 sem. hrs.

Once considered dead, America's cities have experienced rebound. The rejuvenation has been uneven, however, and cities still face many of the challenges that have plagued them for decades, including concentrated poverty and glaring inequality, a lack of affordable, adequate housing, racial segregation, and environmental sustainability. This class examines what citizens can do to address the problems cities face. It's a course in history, policy analysis, and social justice.

HIST 308  H2b:Hist of the Ancient World    3 sem. hrs.

Religious, economic, philosophical, and political features of the ancient world from earliest times to the fall of Rome. Next offered TBA.

HIST 309  H2b:Hist of Medieval Europe    3 sem. hrs.

Emergence and development of western European civilization out of Christian, Greco-Roman, and Germanic institutions and ideas. Next offered TBA.

HIST 310  H2b:Hist of Early Mode Europe    3 sem. hrs.

A survey of European history from the Renaissance to the French Revolution, emphasizing the transformation from "medieval" to "modern" in European political, social, religious, cultural and intellectual life. Next offered TBA.

HIST 311  H2b: History of Modern Europe    3 sem. hrs.

Systematic analysis of the origin and development of main trends, factors, and problems in the history of modern Europe: liberalism, conservatism, nationalism, Industrial Revolution, imperial rivalries, emerging nationalism, rise of communism, era of world wars, and problems of the contemporary world. Next offered Fall 2019 and Fall 2021.

HIST 313  H1:Rise/Fall of Nazi Germany    3 sem. hrs.

A study of the origins, course, and collapse of the Third Reich including the politics of genocide. Next offered TBA.

HIST 318  H1:DV:Indust Revol in World    3 sem. hrs.

Examines the Industrial Revolution from a global perspective with special emphasis on the social, environmental and public health impact of industrialization. The course covers the effects of the Industrial Revolution from its eighteenth-century origins to the modern day. Next offered Spring 2021.

HIST 323  H2B: Modern Britain    3 sem. hrs.

Topics and themes in the making of modern Britain, from 1500-present, including the development of Parliament, the monarchy, British society and culture, religion, and the origins of the British Empire. Next offered TBA.

HIST 325  Civil War & Reconstruction    3 sem. hrs.

Examines the causes, course, and consequences of the U.S. Civil War from a political, military, social, economic, and cultural perspective. Next offered TBA.

HIST 328  Gilded & Progressive Age Ameri    3 sem. hrs.

Examines American history from the Civil War into the 20th century, including issues of industrialization and labor, the creation of an urban society, and changing views of society. Next offered Spring 2022.

HIST 334  H2b:Constitutional Hist of US    3 sem. hrs.

A survey of the Constituitional history of the United States from the background of the Colonial Era to the late 20th century. Next offered TBA.

HIST 335  H1:U.S. in the 20th Century    3 sem. hrs.

Study of the political, social, and economic development of the United States since 1898 and America's rise to world power. Next offered Fall 2019 and Fall 2021.

HIST 336  DV: Govt & Pol in Mod Latin Am    3 sem. hrs.

This course offers an introduction to Latin America by exploring the history, cultures, and contemporary issues facing this multifaceted region as a whole, as well as individual countries. Part of the course will focus on U.S. Latin America relations and interactions - both as states and as people. This course includes colonization, race, class, and gender as inequalities that are important dimensions for understanding social life and communities. Next offered Spring 2020 and Spring 2022.

HIST 337  DV: History of Mod Middle East    3 sem. hrs.

Historical introduction to the problems of the Middle East, emphasizing importance of these areas for an understanding of the modern world's problems. Next offered Fall 2018, Fall 2020 and Spring 2021.

HIST 338  DV:History of Modern Africa    3 sem. hrs.

Examines modern African history from European colonization through post-colonization and independence. This course focuses particularly on African politics, the impact of ethnic violence, and economics. Next offered Spring 2021.

HIST 339  DV:History of Modern Asia    3 sem. hrs.

Topics and themes emerging from the political, philosophical, religious, artistic, and literary hertitage of East Asia or South Asia, emphasizing the importance of the civilizations in these regions for an understanding of the modern world's problems. Next offered Spring 2020 and Spring 2022.

HIST 350  H2b:American Catholic History    3 sem. hrs.

This course surveys the history of Catholics in America from the first Spanish and French missions, through the migrations of Catholics from diverse backgrounds, the coming-of-age of the American Catholic community, to the participation in and response to The Second Vatican Council by American Catholics.

HIST 380  Special Topics    3 sem. hrs.

An in-depth examination of a unique topic in History. This course is designed to meet the specific needs of students in History, based upon student interest and demand.

HIST 385  Internship    1-3 sem. hrs.

Professional experience using the skills developed in the history major. Prerequisite requirements: student must have completed at least 12 hours of course work in History, have a 2.75 GPA in the major, and have an overall GPA of 2.5. Offered every semester.

HIST 400  Senior Seminar Capstone    3 sem. hrs.

The nature of historical judgment and interpretation, the roles of evidence, approach and presupposition. Designed to give majors experience in the analysis of historical problems through a reading and research program. The culmination of the course is a research paper in which students utilize many of the primary and secondary sources that productive scholars use in preparing their own papers, articles and books for presentation to the broader academic community. Required of history majors. Offered every fall semester.

Prerequisite: HIST 210.

HIST 403  H2b:Constitutional Law    3 sem. hrs.

An examination of the Supreme Court as an institution, with special emphasis on landmark cases in the areas of judicial review, equal protection and criminal law. The course makes use of the "case method" for understanding the role of the Supreme Court in the American political system as well as some of the controversies surrounding the Court's power to declare laws unconstitutional. Cross-listed as GFA 403. Next offered Fall 2019 and Fall 2021.

HIST 408  H2b: Sports & Soc in US Hist    3 sem. hrs.

This course examines American sport and society from the modern era to the present. This is a 400-level class; therefore, this final project will be a primary-source driven research paper on an American sport history topic of the student's choice. Next offered Spring 2020 and Spring 2022.

HIST 410  DV: Aspects East Asian Civil    3 sem. hrs.

Next offered TBA.

HIST 413  H2b:Europ Intellect Hist    3 sem. hrs.

Study of the main ideas which have shaped the mind of the modern person and an analysis of the relation of these ideas to the process of historical development. Next offered TBA.

HIST 425  Readings in History    1-3 sem. hrs.

Special topics and reading in history. Offered by arrangement with permission of Division Chair and the Dean.

HIST 428  H3: History of Medicine    3 sem. hrs.

This reading intensive course will examine the development of modern Western medicine through a survey of its intellectual traditions and technological roots, as well as a critical analysis of its impact on the modern world. Next offered TBA.

HIST 430  H3:Sem Hist of War & Society    3 sem. hrs.

This reading intensive course will cover the social, political, cultural, and economic dimensions of war, focusing not on battles but on the relationship between war and social change, the impact that the home front can have on military actions, and the interaction between cultures that war creates. Next offered TBA.

HIST 435  H2b:The Papacy    3 sem. hrs.

This course is a seminar in the history of the Papacy. Topics may include the development of papal institutions, church-state relations, contributions to development of Catholic doctrine, the Papacy as an agent of historical change, the Papacy and ecumenism, and Church reactions to and engagement with modernity. Next offered TBA.

HIST 438  H3:Sem Case Stds in Genocide    3 sem. hrs.

This reading intensive course will explore the topic of genocide as a theme in world history by looking at one or more historical examples from various eras and geographic locations. Next offered TBA.

HIST 440  H3:Sem US Race/Class/Gender    3 sem. hrs.

This reading intensive course will explore a specific historical topic or theme that interrogates how race or ethnicity, class, and gender have shaped and affected society in the United States. Next offered TBA.