Support History through:
English Constitutional and Legal History - EUH4503-2192 - Dr. James Miklovich
This course is designed for both history majors and non-majors alike, although it should be of particular value to students of political history, political science, public service, and pre-law. The course itself will cover almost all aspects of English constitutional and legal history from the Anglo-Saxon period to the present; however, because of the time allotted for the course, greater time and emphasis will be placed upon the early modern and modern periods. Emphasis is placed 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
American Revolution, AMH4990-2243 - Dr. Matthew Pursell
This course is designed to introduce students to the causes, course, and consequences of the American Revolution, both as a war for independence and an internal social upheaval. Major topics include eighteenth-century colonial society and the nature of empire; the escalating imperial crises and immediate events that precipitated war; the relationship between the patriot leadership and plebeians; the progress of the war itself; the role of other European nations in the American victory; and the subsequent forging of state and national governments.
Methods and Materials Colloquium, HIS3002-1104 & 1105 - Ms. Katie Riesenberg
Required for history majors, this course introduces the discipline and methods of history. Students explore the ways historians investigate and interpret the past by doing historical research and learning to “think historically” using 1960s America as a platform for study. By way of readings, discussion, analytical exercises, guest speakers, writing assignments, and class presentations students will develop the analytical and technical skills required for historical study. Students learn to identify and analyze the arguments of historical texts, identify the types of sources available to reconstruct the past, and learn to think critically about the process of the selection of sources and interpretation that is required to write history. In addition, students study citation, how to use library and computer resources, create a PowerPoint presentation, and write a research paper. (Photo ©Ted Streshinsky/CORBIS)
Issues in Gender and Diversity, HIS3313-2866 - Dr. Marie Thérèse Champagne
This six-week, special topics course explores the topics of gender and diversity through the study of two major issues: the history of attitudes and beliefs regarding the inherent nature and value of unborn human life, and the history of anti-semitism, which is the belief in the inherent inferiority and evil of Jews. These two issues will be the two focal points for this course as we study aspects of gender and diversity at different points in western civilization.
Modern Military Leaders, HIS6990-2237 - Dr. Derek Zumbro
This course will provide students with a profound knowledge of military campaigns and leaders who have significantly affected various conflicts and pertinent developments in the modern age. Beginning with the Thirty-Years War, the course examines the prominent European and American military leaders and leadership skills from the age of religious conflicts in Europe through the Second World War. The course encompasses the periods of absolutism, imperialism and colonialism, revolution and the emergence of democracy, and the rise of twentieth-century fascism.
Seminar: East Central Europe and the Balkans since 1815, EUH6338-2195 & 2812 - Dr. Daniel Miller
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.