Category: Religion & Culture (RC)

HIST 1004: World History II Summer Sessions

Online Asynchronous May-Mester (Session M): 5/6/24–5/26/24, Dan Farrell §  Examinations: held during last class meeting This course is an introductory survey of world history from approximately 1450 to the present….

HIST 1003: World History I

Asynchronous Online Dr. Yeliz Cavus This course investigates the origins, development, and interactions of world cultures from ancient times to roughly 1500 AD. Key topics considered in the…

HIST 1003: World History I

Lecture Mondays and Wednesdays, 11:15-12:10 pm + Friday Discussion Sections (time varies) Dr. Willard Sunderland This course investigates the origins, development, and interactions of world cultures from ancient…

HIST 1004: World History II

Online Asynchronous Dr. Cavus This course is an introductory survey of world history from approximately 1450 to the present. In this roughly five hundred-year period, the world has been…

HIST 1007: Middle Eastern History I

Mondays, Wednesdays, 1:25-2:20 pm (in-person) Fridays, Online (Asynch) Dr. Yeliz Cavus In this course, we study the Middle East (Southwest Asia) and North Africa from the era just…

HIST1008: Middle Eastern History II

Dr. Elizabeth Frierson In this course, we study the Middle East (Southwest Asia) and North Africa from the early modern era through the 21st century. We study the political,…

HIST 1016: Themes in World History

This course offers students the opportunity to study World History from a thematic approach. The themes in this course will be global or comparative in scope, presenting historical themes…

HIST 1021: Modern South Asia

This course examines the history of India since 1880. We will concentrate on the impact of colonialism on the Indian subcontinent and on the formation of the modern…

HIST 1020: Latin American History

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11:00 am- 12:20 pm Dr. Brianna Leavitt-Alcántara This introductory-level course explores over 500 years of Latin American history from the rise and fall of the…

HIST 1024: History of South Asian Civilizations

In this course, we will investigate the history,  geography,  and civilizations of South Asia (India,  Pakistan,  Bangladesh,  Sri Lanka,  Nepal,  Bhutan,  and the Maldives) by focusing on important historical…

HIST 2018: Politics of Resistance: Gandhi and Social Justice

Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays 10:10 – 11:05 am Online Synchronous Dr. Shailaja Paik This course explores the anti-colonial nationalist movement of India with a specific focus on M.K….

HIST/RELG 2035: Religion in American Society

Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays, 10:10-11:05 am Dr. Mark Raider A survey of American religious history from the time of the American Revolution to the present with emphasis on…

HIST 2037: God and Guns in Latin America

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 2:00 – 3:20 PM Dr. Brianna Leavitt-Alcántara This course examines the relationship between God and Guns, religion and violence, in Latin America from the expansion of the Aztec…

HIST 2053: Colonial America: Competition and Authority Before the Revolution

Tuesdays & Thursdays 12:30 PM – 1:50 PM Dr. Christopher Phillips This course focuses on the peoples, societies, and cultures that shaped early North America before the American…

HIST 2070: Modern American Culture

This course offers a thematic and inquiry-based approach to the history and development of American culture from post-Civil War era to the late twentieth century. The course examines…

HIST 2112: History of Iran

Dr. Robert Haug Despite centuries of upheaval, conquest, and radical political and social changes, Iran has persisted as a geopolitical entity since the empire of the Achaemenids (r. 550-330 BC) up…

HIST 2118: “Why the World Needs Superman”: Heroes  Comics and Modern American Society

Dr. Mark Raider Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays, 1:25-2:20 pm Superheroes and comic books are integral elements of America’s social and cultural fabric. Indeed, scholars today argue that comic…

HIST 2160: Britain and the World After 1945

Dr. Maura O’Connor This course will examine how Britain made the modern world and how the modern world made Britain, particularly in the decades that followed the Second…

HIST 3001: History of Christianity I

Spring 2023; MW 2:30 – 3:50 PM Dr. Sigrun Haude This course will concentrate on pivotal events or turning points in the history of Christianity that have had…

HIST 3002: History of Christianity II

Tuesdays & Thursdays 11:00 am – 12:20 pm Dr. Sigrun Haude This course concentrates on pivotal events or turning points in the history of Christianity that has had…

HIST 3004: The Crusades

Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays 1:25 – 2:20 PM Dr. Robert Haug This course examines the period of conflict between the Latin West and the Islamic World known as…

HIST 3005: Colonial America

Tuesdays & Thursdays 12:30 PM – 1:50 PM Dr. Christopher Phillips This course focuses on the peoples, societies, and cultures that shaped early North America before the American Revolution. Courses…

HIST 3009: Women, Sex, and Conquest in Latin America

Spring 2023; T/TH 2:00 – 3:30 PM Dr. Brianna Leavitt-Alcántara This course focuses on the central role played by women, sex, gender, and race in the conquest and colonization of Latin…

HIST 3025: Indian Nationalism

Dr. Shailaja Paik This course deals with key topics of Indian political and social history from 1885 to 1947  including Indian nationalist responses to colonialism, socio-religious reform and revival…

HIST 3035: Afghanistan and Central Asia: At the Crossroads of the World

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 2:00 – 3:20 pm Dr. Robert Haug This course examines the history of Afghanistan and Central Asia from ancient times to the present. We will…

HIST 3046: Museums and Collecting

Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays, 1:25-2:20 pm Dr. Tracy Teslow This class will examine the thinking and practices that lie behind collecting and exhibiting artifacts of history, science, and culture. Among…

HIST 3056: The European Renaissance, Power, Politics, & Persuasion

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 2:00 to 3:20 PM Dr. Susan Longfield Karr This course explores the history of Renaissance Europe through the lens of Power, Politics, and Persuasion. Throughout…

HIST 3063: The Merchant of Venice in Historical Perspective

Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays 1:25 pm – 2:20 pm Dr. Mark Raider This course examines William Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice (c. 1596) in historical perspective. It explores…

HIST 3102: Great Trials in History

Dr. Longfield Karr This class examines the institution,  meaning,  and historical significance of the development of the rule of law and due process by critically examining some of…

HIST 3110: Israel Today: Start-Up Nation

Dr. Mark Raider This course investigates the history and culture of Israeli society since the establishment of the state in 1948 until the present. We will pay close…

HIST 3113: No Future: The History of Punk

Mondays & Wednesdays 2:30 pm – 3:35 pm + Fridays Online Asynchronous Dr. Robert Haug Punk emerged in the mid-1970s out of the New York and London music…

HIST 3154: The Reformation: Religious and Societal Upheaval at the Dawn of Modern Europe

Dr. Sigrun Haude The course explores the roots of the reformations, their theological and religious profiles , and their social, political, economic, and cultural underpinnings. It evaluates these movements in the context…

HIST 3156: Nothing About Us Without Us: Disability in History

Since the last few decades of the 20th century  the disability rights movement and the field of disability studies have forcefully critiqued the legal  social  and cultural concepts…

HIST 3192: Aztec, Inka, and Maya: Indigenous Empires in Latin America

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 2:00 pm – 3:20 pm Dr. Brianna Leavitt- Alcantara We tend to imagine the Mexica (“Aztec”), Inkan, and Mayan empires as timeless ancient dynasties reigning…

HIST 4002: From Natural Law to Human Rights?

Dr. Susan Longfield Karr Although Human Rights issues continue to be debated and contested, the longer history and intellectual tradition of Human Rights is often unexamined and even…

HIST 4053: Popular Culture and History from Shakespeare to Picasso

Dr. Maura O’Connor This course will explore the connections and disconnections between popular and elite culture from sixteenth-century England when Shakespeare wrote most of his plays to early…

HIST 5070: Holocaust History and New Media

Dr. Katherine Sorrels Holocaust history is challenging both because it raises difficult questions and because the literature is vast, complicated, and contentious. Yet this challenging scholarship offers a special opportunity…

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