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EUH 1000 Western Perspectives I . . . . . 3(F,S)
Study of the West's geographical, cultural, political, and economic environments, with an emphasis on how the development of the Western World is part of a larger process of historical development. (General Studies Course: SS/HIS) Meets Multicultural requirement.
EUH 1001 Western Perspectives II . . . . . 3(F,S,SS)
Study of the West's geographical, socio-cultural, political and scientific developments with an emphasis on how changes in these areas helped to shape civilization in the West, influenced the non-western world, and provided insight into the current conditions in the West and its relationship with the global community. (General Studies Course: SS/HIS) Meets Multicultural requirement.
EUH 1930 Special Topics in Western Civilization . . . . . 3(F,S)
Topics will include the Western world's origins; its intellectual, political, economic and cultural foundations, ideals, major historical periods and events traced through time. (Gordon Rule Course: Wrtg) (General Studies Course: SS/HIS)
EUH 3121 Fall of Rome, Birth of Europe . . . . . 3(S)
Analysis of the continuity and changes in the social, religious, and political life of what constituted Rome's empire following its decline. Study of the converging cultures that created Europe. Covers the period 400-1050.
EUH 3122 High Middle Ages . . . . . 3(CALL DEPT)
Covers the formation of Europe from 1050-1450, a period of dramatic change. Dispels the notion of the "Dark Ages" by analyzing social alignments, religious reform, the rise of universities, economic advancement, and the development of constitutional forms of government.
EUH 3200 Early Modern Europe . . . . . 3(S)
Developing nations emphasizing political, social, economic, cultural and intellectual aspects of Europe from 1500 through French Revolution and Napoleonic period.
EUH 3205 Modern Europe . . . . . 3(F)
European history since 1815, emphasizing contemporary problems, their historical development and interpretations. Meets Multicultural requirement.
EUH 3321 East Central Europe and the Balkans to 1900 . . . . . 3(CALL DEPT)
Analyzes the development of ethnic groups extending from Poland to Greece until the present. Covers the influences of Christianity and Islam in the middle ages to the rise of nationalism in the nineteenth century. Meets Multicultural requirement.
EUH 3322 East Central Europe and the Balkans since 1900 . . . . . 3(CALL DEPT)
Considers the history of the Poles, Czechs, Slovaks, Austrians, Hungarians, Romanians, Serbs, Croats, Slovenes, Albanians, Greeks, and others in the twentieth century. Topics include the age of nationalism, the period between the First and Second World Wars, socialism, and the Candlelight Revolutions of 1989-1990. Meets Multicultural requirement.
EUH 3411 Rome and the Mediterranean World . . . . . 3(F)
The development of Rome from a tiny town to its domination of the entire Mediterranean. Focuses on the structures of family, government, and military that allowed for this ascendancy. Includes Rome's cultural evolution, social relationships, wealth, and women's roles. Meets Multicultural requirement.
EUH 3431 Modern Italy . . . . . 3(CALL DEPT)
Overview of Italian history in the modern period (from 1789 to the present) with particular emphasis on the creation of the Italian state; its nationalist ambitions in Europe and abroad; the rise of fascism; and the political, social, economic, and cultural developments since World War II.
EUH 3501 England to 1485 . . . . . 3(CALL DEPT)
Development of England from the time of the Roman invasions to the beginning of the Tudor period. Focuses especially on how social and political alliances affected kingship, on how foreign influences molded what it meant to be "English," and on how economic change helped create the world in which Robin Hood would become a hero.
EUH 3502 England Since 1485 . . . . . 3(SS)
Political, social, cultural and intellectual history of England in modern period stressing growth and development of Britain and Empire/ Commonwealth in contemporary world.
EUH 3570 Russia to 1917 . . . . . 3(CALL DEPT)
Beginning with the formation of Kievan Russia in the 10th century, traces the history of Russia until the October Revolution of 1917. Topics considered include the Mongol yoke, the expansion of Muscovy, imperial Russia, the rise of socialism, and the First World War.
EUH 3576 Soviet Union since 1917 . . . . . 3(CALL DEPT)
Starting with the October Revolution of 1917, this course traces the history of the Soviet Union through its disintegration in the early 1990s. Topics considered include War Communism, Lenin's New Economic Policy, Stalinism, the Khrushchev and Brezhnev eras, Gorbachev's reforms, the collapse of the Soviet Union, and the emergence of successor states. Meets Multicultural requirement.
EUH 4142 Renaissance and Reformation . . . . . 3(CALL DEPT)
A topical introduction to the major changes affecting European society from 1300 to 1650. Focuses on economic change, social stratification, cultural diffusion, political rivalries, and religious crossroads. Special coverage of consumerism, social welfare, education, toleration, and women and families.
EUH 4239 Europe's Expansion Overseas . . . . . 3(F)
Nature, causes and incentives of modern European imperialism. Emphasis on "New Imperialism," 1870-1914. Meets Multicultural requirement.
EUH 4245 Interwar Europe 1918-1939 . . . . . 3(CALL DEPT)
Examines events in selected countries of Europe between the First and Second World Wars. Lectures and readings will consider many aspects of European life, with an emphasis on political, economic, and social issues. In each section, the focus will be on how states preferred or failed at maintaining representative democracy.
EUH 4334 Czechs and Slovaks in the Modern Era . . . . . 3(S)
Located in the heart of Europe, the Czechs and Slovaks are an integral part of European history. Examines these two Slavic ethnic groups, beginning in the middle ages. It will consider the Bohemian kingdom, the Slovaks under the Hungarians, and the separate development of the Czechs and Slovaks in the Habsburg Monarchy. Most of the course will focus on the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries, when the two ethnic groups experienced interrupted state-building experiences. Through the history of the Czechs and Slovaks, students will achieve a better understanding of East-Central Europe and the Balkan states in these regions build market economics and pluralistic democratic political systems.
EUH 4462 Germany since 1866 . . . . . 3(CALL DEPT)
Beginning with unification of Germany between 1866 and 1871, this course will consider the history of imperial Germany, the Weimar Republic, the Third Reich, divided Germany after 1945, and Germany's reunification in 1989-90.
EUH 4503 English Constitutional and Legal History . . . . . 3(CALL DEPT)
English constitutional history from Anglo-Saxon period to present; emphasis upon historical development of English governmental institutions (e.g. parliament, monarchy and legal system), interpretation of their interrelationship and their overall impact upon English nation. Much use of primary sources.
EUH 4511 Tudor and Stuart England . . . . . 3(F)
England at home and in international relations during the Tudor and Stuart dynasties (1485-1714). Strong emphasis on overall development and use of primary sources. Offered concurrently with EUH 5517; graduate students will be assigned additional work.
EUH 4521 Victorian England . . . . . 3(S)
England and British Empire in 19th century: emphasis upon economic, social, cultural and constitutional history.
EUH 4535 England and America from the Colonial Period to Present . . . . . 3(SS)
Intensive study and analysis of the social, cultural, economic and political forces which served both England and America during the first two centuries of the British empire; determination of the significance of the American Revolution upon both countries; and an assessment of the nature of the continuing relationships between the two countries in the post revolutionary period (particularly in their respective roles as world powers).
EUH 4563 Habsburg Monarchy 1526-1918 . . . . . 3(F)
Examines the Habsburg Monarchy from its inception to its demise at the end of the First World War. Covers the rise of the monarchy, dynastic affairs of the Habsburgs, problems of political integration, the monarchy as a bastion against the Islamic Turks, the age of the Counter Reformation and the Baroque, Metternich's diplomacy after the Napoleonic Wars, economic development, constitutional difficulties, nationality problems, Viennese culture around 1900, and the Monarchy's dissolution.
EUH 4614 Medieval Women . . . . . 3(F)
Survey of the experiences of women from the beginning of the Christian era through the Reformation. Focuses on Western Europe and pays particular attention to the social construction of sexuality, the definition of separate spheres, and the roles of law, medicine, and especially the Church in defining women's work, and social and family roles.
EUH 4640 European Agrarian and Social History . . . . . 3(F)
Focuses on the life of peasants and farmers throughout Europe from the seventeenth century until the present to see how agriculturalists survived on the land, interacted with other social classes, contended with industrialization and urbanization, immigrated to the New World, and participated in all sorts of political systems (democratic, dictatorial, fascist, and communist). The final portion will consider the farmer's role in the European Union. Special sections will deal with folk art and music, food, literature, and other aspects of rural culture.
EUH 5184 Medieval Society and Institutions . . . . . 3(CALL DEPT)
Reading/research in designated social and institutional aspects of the period 500-1500. Topics, such as manorialism and the peasantry, guilds, families, the church, and feudalism, vary from semester to semester.
EUH 5517 Tudor and Stuart England . . . . . 3(CALL DEPT)
England at home and in international relations during the Tudor and Stuart dynasties (1485-1714). Strong emphasis on overall development and use of primary sources. Offered concurrently with EUH 4511; graduate students will be assigned additional work.
EUH 6247 Europe Between The World Wars (1918-1939) . . . . . 3(CALL DEPT)
Students will examine various states in Europe between the two world wars to account for the durability of democratic and authoritarian systems. The focus may change each semester. Requires readings and reports, but the largest portion of the grade is based on a research paper using primary and secondary sources.
EUH 6338 Seminar: East Central Europe and the Balkans . . . . . 3(F,S)
Students will examine a specific aspect of a state, ethnic group, or region in East-Central Europe and the Balkans since 1815. Requires readings and reports, but the largest portion of the grade is based on an analytical research paper using primary and secondary sources.
EUH 6615 Seminar: Gender & Community in the Middle Ages . . . . . 3(S)
Examines gendered experiences in and contributions to medieval Europe, especially the context and factors that shaped attitudes and the makeup of medieval families.
EUH 6666 European Ideologies and Political Movements Since 1789 3(S)
Examines the great political ideologies, movements, and theories that shaped not only European affairs but Western thought as a whole from the time of the French Revolution to the present.