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HIST 101 WORLD CIVILIZATIONS [+]
Examination of global progress in major civilizations from prehistoric times to the present emphasizing the economic, social, cultural, intellectual and political trends motivating human beings. Note: 101 and 102 do not have to be taken in sequential order. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IIA or IIB (Prior to Fall 2008: IIA).
HIST 102 WORLD CIVILIZATIONS [+]
Examination of global progress in major civilizations from prehistoric times to the present emphasizing the economic, social, cultural, intellectual and political trends motivating human beings. Note: 101 and 102 do not have to be taken in sequential order. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IIA or IIB (Prior to Fall 2008: IIA).
HIST 103 FIRST YEAR SEMINAR IN WORLD HISTORY [+]
Topics change each semester. Requires extensive reading, writing and class discussion on a topic in world history. Four hours per week. Meets General Education IIA or IIB.
HIST 201 HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES [+]
Survey of the political, economic, social and cultural factors that have shaped the pattern of life in the United States. Particular problems examined in the light of their sources and historical development. HIST 201 goes through 1865 and HIST 202 from 1865 to the present. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IIB.
HIST 202 HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES [+]
Survey of the political, economic, social and cultural factors that have shaped the pattern of life in the United States. Particular problems examined in the light of their sources and historical development. HIST 201 goes through 1865 and HIST 202 from 1865 to the present. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IIB.
HIST 210 INTRODUCTION TO WORLD RELIGIONS [+]
Introductory survey of the historical development of world religions. Specific examples drawn from such diverse cultural traditions as ancient Babylonian, Judeo-Christian, imperial Chinese and modern American religious movements. Fertility gods and spirits of nature, augury, omens, possession and prophecy are among the topics analyzed. Prerequisites: HIST 101, 102 or HIST 103. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IIB.
HIST 213 INTRODUCTION TO GENDER STUDIES [+]
Examines the historic roots of gender studies, how various disciplines approach gender issues and how concepts of gender affect lives. May not be taken for credit if student has credit for IDIS 213. Prerequisites: HIST 102 or 103. Three hours lecture per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IIB.
HIST 215 TOPICS IN HISTORY [+]
Historical study of particular periods; groups; economic, intellectual and/or social movements; and institutions. May be taken twice under different course titles recorded with the registrar. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IIB.
HIST 224 HITLER AND THE THIRD REICH [+]
Examination of the major causes, personalities, policies, events and significance of the Third Reich. Focuses on Hitler and the rise of the Nazi Party, the instabilities and collapse of the Weimar Republic, the Nazi seizure of power, the Nazi racial state, World War II in Europe, the Holocaust, and the destruction and legacy of the Third Reich. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IIB.
HIST 225 HOLOCAUST: THE EXTERMINATION OF THE EUROPEAN JEWS [+]
Examination of European anti-Semitism from its origins to its culmination in the Holocaust; major emphasis on the treatment of Jews by Nazi Germany and on the reaction of Jews and the outside world to this treatment. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IIB.
HIST 250 AMERICA IN THE 1970'S [+]
Archie Bunker, bellbottoms, The Exorcist, Nixon, Grease, and disco--the 1970's conjure memories of such personalities, fads, and other pop cultural phenomena. This introductory course surveys American history during the so-called Me Decade using films, documentaries, readings, discussions, lectures, and primary sources to explore political, diplomatic, economic, social, intellectual, and cultural trends. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education Requirement IIB.
HIST 300 ARCHAEOLOGY OF THE CHESAPEAKE IN THE ATLANTIC WORLD [+]
Traces the emergence and development of various Chesapeake societies and institutions, situating them in broader Atlantic contexts. Through the lens of archaeology, examine the complex histories of interaction, cultural and biological exchanges between Natives, Europeans and Africans from first contact to the present. Explore topics such as colonialism, capitalism, enslavement and the rise of the Atlantic plantation complex. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or permission of instructor. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IIB.
HIST 301 HISTORY OF AMERICAN BUILDINGS [+]
Survey of the history of American building traditions, considering construction, form and style in historical, social, economic and cultural contexts. Prerequisites: HIST 101, 102. Three hours per week plus enhancement. Meets General Education IIB.
HIST 302 COLONIAL AND REVOLUTIONARY AMERICA (1607-1783) [+]
Detailed study of foundations of American civilization. Economic, political, social, cultural and religious factors are emphasized. Consideration of English policy and the revolution are included. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IIB.
HIST 306 THE EMERGENCE OF A NEW NATION: U.S. (1789-1860) [+]
Covers such topics as the new government and its policies, nationalism and economic expansion, the common man and the new democracy, social ferment and reform movements, Manifest Destiny, wars and sectional crises. Prerequisites: HIST 201, 202. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IIB.
HIST 308 SECTIONAL CONFLICT AND CIVIL WAR [+]
Study of the origins, development and outcome of the struggle between the North and South to the end of the Civil War. Emphasis on the clash of national and sectional interests and the course of the military conflict to its conclusion. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IIB.
HIST 309 RECONSTRUCTION AND GILDED AGE [+]
Study of the policies and application of presidential and congressional reconstruction; examination of the influence of the post-Civil War industrial boom on politics and society. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IIB.
HIST 310 HISTORY OF ENGLAND TO 1702 [+]
Survey of England from Roman times through the reign of William and Mary emphasizing political, legal, economic, social and cultural institutions and trends. Prerequisites: HIST 101 and 102 or HIST 103. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IIB.
HIST 311 HISTORY OF ENGLAND AND GREAT BRITAIN: 1702 TO THE PRESENT [+]
Survey of England and Great Britain from the reign of Queen Anne to the present, emphasizing institutional growth and development, the expansion of the empire and Britain's rise to a major world power. Prerequisite: HIST 101 and 102 or HIST 103. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IIB.
HIST 312 HISTORY OF IRELAND IN MODERN TIMES [+]
Introduction to the cultural, political, economic and social growth and problems in Ireland since circa 1500. Emphasis is on the development of Ireland's nationalism, separate and distinct from Great Britain with which it was entwined and involved for so many generations. Attention focuses on the history and problems in Northern Ireland and its position in the United Kingdom. Prerequisite: HIST 102 or 103. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IIB.
HIST 313 HISTORY OF SCOTLAND AS AN INDEPENDENT KINGDOM [+]
Surveys Scottish history from the age of the Picts and Roman contact through the fall of Bonnie Prince Charlie at Culloden in 1746. Emphasizes the creation of a Scottish state, Scottish religious and cultural developments, and the path toward the Union of the Crowns and the creation of a United Kingdom with England. Prerequisties: Sophomore standing or permission of the instructor. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IIB.
HIST 318 HISTORY OF THE ANCIENT NEAR EAST [+]
Survey of social, political and religious institutions of the ancient Mesopotamian civilizations of the Sumerians, Babylonians, Hebrews, Assyrians, Hittites and Dynastic Egypt, with emphasis on cultural contributions. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or permission of instructor. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IIB.
HIST 319 ROMAN HISTORY [+]
Portrays the rise of Rome from city-state to empire. Emphasis on social and cultural achievements from eighth century B.C. to fourth century A.D. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or permission of instructor. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IIB.
HIST 320 HISTORY OF THE EARLY CHRISTIAN CHURCH [+]
Traces the history of Christianity from its origins in Jerusalem to its full organization in the reign of the emperor Justinian. Focus on the rise of episcopal authority, the origins and popular appeal of monasticism and the early papacy. Includes selections from the New Testament, the church fathers of the East and Saint Augustine. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or permission of instructor. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IIB.
HIST 321 HISTORY OF MEDIEVAL EUROPE [+]
Survey of culture and institutions of eastern and western Europe from the Age of Constantine to the end of the Hundred Years' War and the fall of Constantinople to the Turks. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or permission of instructor. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IIB.
HIST 322 RENAISSANCE TO REVOLUITON (1450-1815) [+]
European developments from the Age of Exploration through the French Revolution, emphasizing the development of early nationalism, absolutism, colonialism, capitalism, the middle classes, religious wars, cultural change and scientific thought. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or permission of instructor. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IIB.
HIST 323 EUROPE IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY [+]
Analysis of developments from the time of Napoleon to 1900 with emphasis on the industrial revolution and imperialism. Considers reorganization of the European state system and origins of the great ideological conflicts. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or permission of instructor. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IIB.
HIST 324 GERMAN HISTORY SINCE 1815 [+]
History of German-speaking Europe from the Napoleonic period to the present concentrating on the problems of German nationalism within the framework of modern European society. Social, economic and cultural developments also emphasized. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or permission of instructor. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IIB.
HIST 325 HISTORY OF EUROPEAN REVOLUTIONS SINCE 1815 [+]
Examination of representative revolutions since the time of Napoleon. Assesses the influence of the French revolution on 19th century uprisings; explores the changed character of revolutions in the 20th century; attempts to construct a revolutionary model. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or permission of instructor. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IIB.
HIST 326 FRENCH REVOLUTION AND NAPOLEON, 1789-1815 [+]
Study of the French Revolution and the Napoleonic period. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or permission of instructor. Three hours per week with enhancements. Meets General Education IIB.
HIST 327 THE HABSBURG EMPIRE, 1740-1918 [+]
Examination of the Habsburg lands and peoples emphasizing the political, cultural, economic, dynastic and ethnic problems of the monarchy. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or permission of instructor. Three hours per week. Meets General Education IIB.
HIST 330 PROSEMINAR IN HISTORY [+]
Survey of selected historians and their philosophies of history. Guides students in the preparation of a formal research paper using primary and secondary sources. Prerequisites: HIST 101, 102 and 201 or 202. Three hours lecture, one hour laboratory per week. Meets General Education IIB. (Required C or better.)
HIST 332 MODERN MEXICO [+]
Mexican history since 1815 with special attention to independence, caudillismo, relations with the United States, revolution, democracy, socioeconomic inequality and ethnicity. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or permission of instructor. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IIB.
HIST 333 MODERN BRAZIL [+]
Brazilian history since 1822 with special attention to imperial organization, slavery and abolition, populism, military rule, socioeconomic inequality, and economic development. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IIB.
HIST 334 COLONIAL LATIN AMERICA [+]
History of Colonial Latin America, focusing on the interaction between various Native American groups and the Spanish and Portuguese, as well as political and economic movements which accompanied colonization. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or permission of instructor. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IIB.
HIST 335 MODERN LATIN AMERICA 1800 - PRESENT [+]
Survey of Latin American history from the age of independence from Spain and Portugal through the 1900s. The primary focus is the origins and development of natural wealth and social deprivation in political, social and cultural developments in several different regions. Three hours per week. Meets General Education IIB.
HIST 340 HISTORY OF AFRICA TO 1870 [+]
Development of indigenous political and social institutions leading to the formation of states and empires. The slave trade and the onset of European imperialism emphasized. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or permission of instructor. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IIB.
HIST 341 HISTORY OF AFRICA: 1870 TO PRESENT [+]
Emphasizes the history and politics of imperialism from the “scramble” for Africa to decolonization. Emphasis on the interaction of African and European institutions. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or permission of instructor. Three hours per week. Meets General Education IIB.
HIST 342 HISTORY OF INDIA TO 1857 [+]
Study of the early political, social, cultural and religious history of the Indian subcontinent until 1857. Focus is on the development of Indian institutions, the rise of Hinduism and Buddhism, the Mauryan, Gupta and Mughal empires, and the arrival of Europeans. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or permission of instructor. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IIB.
HIST 343 HISTORY OF INDIA: 1857 TO PRESENT [+]
SWtudy of the political, social and cultural history of India from the mid-19th century to the present. Emphasis on the period of British rule, growth of Indian nationalism, and the emergence of independent India and Pakistan. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or permission of instructor. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IIB.
HIST 350 THE MIDDLE EAST TO 1800 [+]
Survey of the political, social and economical history of the Middle East from the rule of Islam to the 19th century. Emphasis on the rise and decline of the Arab Caliphates, Persia and the Ottomans. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or permission of instructor. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IIB.
HIST 355 THE MIDDLE EAST SINCE 1800 [+]
History of the strategic region from the beginnings of nationalism through the fall of the Ottoman Empire to the current existence of independent states. Emphasis on the historical understanding of the modern situation. Prerequisites: HIST 101, 102. Three hours per week. Meets General Education IIB.
HIST 362 CHINESE CIVILIZATION [+]
Chinese civilization from its origins in the Bronze Age to the rise of nationalism and communism in the 20th century. Attention divided equally between political and cultural history, emphasizing the development of traditional institutions in Chinese society, as well as art, literature, religion and philosophy. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or permission of instructor. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IIB.
HIST 363 JAPANESE CIVILIZATION [+]
Japanese culture and political development from the Familial Age to the present. Equal emphasis on politics, economics, art and architecture, drama and literature, philosophy, and religion as persistent and evolving traditions. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IIB.
HIST 364 MODERN JAPAN [+]
Economic, social, cultural and political study of the evolution of Japan from a traditional, isolated and closed society to a Westernized superpower. Emphasis on the 19th and 20th centuries. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or permission of instructor. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IIB.
HIST 370 GREEK HISTORY [+]
Historical survey of classical Greek civilization, including political, socioeconomic and religious institutions. Particular emphasis on cultural and artistic aspects of Hellenic civilization. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or permission of instructor. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IIB.
HIST 371 INTRODUCTION TO CLASSICAL MYTHOLOGY [+]
Introduces the student to major figures in classical Greek and Roman mythology and demonstrates the interconnectedness of classical mythology and history from ancient times until the present. A general knowledge of classical mythology is indispensable for an understanding of social and political history of both the ancient and modern worlds. Also, without this knowledge, much of literature and art, past and present, would remain unintelligible. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or permission of instructor. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IIB.
HIST 375 TOPICS IN AMERICAN STUDIES [+]
Historical study of a particular aspect of American society and culture. May be taken twice under different course titles. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or permission of instructor. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IIB.
HIST 376 VIOLENCE AND NONVIOLENCE IN AMERICA [+]
Explores the paradoxical history of violence and nonviolence in America through lectures, readings and films. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or permission of instructor. Three hours per week with enhancement.
HIST 377 WOMEN IN EARLY AMERICAN HISTORY [+]
Examines the role of women in U.S. history from Colonial times to 1890, with particular attention to the family and to traditional politics, economic and cultural institutions. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or permission of instructor. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IIB.
HIST 378 WOMEN IN MODERN AMERICA [+]
Charts the course of the women's movement in 20th-century America, examining the relationship between organized feminism and changes in public and private lives of women from different class, racial and ethnic backgrounds. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or permission of instructor. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IIB.
HIST 379 WOMEN AND FAMILY IN EUROPE AND THE UNITED STATES [+]
Explores a variety of themes in the history of women and the family during the 19th and 20th centuries. Themes studied include women and religion, middle-class female values, the working-class experience, feminism, and gender roles in various political and cultural contexts. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or permission of instructor. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IIB.
HIST 380 AMERICAN MILITARY EXPERIENCE [+]
Military history enables students to understand better the role played by the armed forces in American society today through a study of the origins and development of military institutions, traditions and practices in the United States, 1775 to the present. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or permission of instructor. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IIB.
HIST 382 AMERICAN RELIGIOUS HISTORY [+]
Survey of religious developments in America from pre-European settlement to the 20th century. Special attention to relationships among social, cultural and religious changes. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or permission of instructor. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IIB.
HIST 383 HISTORY OF AMERICAN ENTERPRISE [+]
Study of the development of the American entrepreneurial spirit and its influence on culture, society and politics from the European heritage to the present. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or permission of instructor. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IIB..
HIST 384 NATIVE AMERICAN HISTORY [+]
Explores Native American history before contact with Europeans, through struggles with the emerging new nation, forced reservations and Indian activism, to current status of tribal members. Examines the political, economic, social and cultural aspects of Native Americans. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or permission of instructor. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IIB.
HIST 386 WILDERNESS AND U.S. CULTURE, 1492-PRESENT [+]
Study of historical factors that contributed to attitudes toward wilderness and preservation efforts. Particular emphasis on American thought with special attention to Thoreau, Cole, Muir and Leopold. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or permission of instructor. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IIB.
HIST 387 RACISM & DISCRIMINATION [+]
Multiperspective historical examination of the nature, origins and growth of racism and discrimination in America, with particular emphasis on the 20th century. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or permission of instructor. Three hours per week with enhancement.
HIST 388 CIVIL RIGHTS IN AMERICAN HISTORY [+]
History of civil rights in America from the colonial period to the present; emphasis on the application of civil rights legislation to African-Americans and Indians and expansion to include women and others. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or permission of instructor. Three hours per week with enhancement.
HIST 389 U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY [+]
History of rural and urban land use. Topics include the rise of the public lands movement and environmentalism in the United States, the history of ecology and the cultural roots of the modern environmental crisis. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or permission of instructor. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IIB.
HIST 390 STUDIES IN WESTERN EUROPE [+]
Focused study on particular periods, places, trends or problems in Western Europe. May be taken twice under different course titles. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or permission of instructor. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IIB.
HIST 392 GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY [+]
Whether one is discussing the Chernobyl disaster, the crab fishery in Maryland or global warming, the problems, as well as the proposed solutions, of contemporary environmentalism are all couched in international terms. As such, environmentalism is at the center of 20th century debates about the limits of the nation-state. The emergence of this contemporary international environmentalism, is closely linked to the history of the modern world. Topics ranging from the Industrial Revolution, European expansion and colonialism, to revolt, nationalism and the politics of the Cold War will be examined. Although the roots of current environmental politics will be discussed, the course will focus on the recent past, from the 1880s to the present, and on the challenges to modernity posed by environmental change. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or permission of instructor. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IIB.
HIST 395 MATERIAL CULTURE STUDIES IN AMERICAN HISTORY [+]
Introduction to the specialized study of the American past through examination of cultural artifacts and documents relating to them. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or permission of instructor. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IIB.
HIST 399 INTERNATIONAL FIELD STUDY [+]
On-site study of the geography, history and culture of selected countries. Work in the field preceded by pre-tour lectures. May be taken twice for credit under different subtitles. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or permission of instructor. Meets General Education IIB.
HIST 400 HISTORY OF MARYLAND [+]
Study of Maryland history and government from the colonial period to present. Places special stress on the leaders, institutions and contributions made in Maryland and by Maryland to the nation. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or permission of instructor. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IIB.
HIST 401 HISTORY OF U.S. FOREIGN RELATIONS [+]
Historical study of U.S. foreign relations from independence to the present, focusing on the global impact of the nation as an economic, cultural, political and military superpower. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or permission of instructor. Three hours per week with enhancement.
HIST 405 THE UNITED STATES IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY I [+]
Progressivism to 1945. Study of the major political, diplomatic, economic, intellectual and social forces that shaped America during the first part of the 20th century, including the Progressive Movement, World War I, Roaring '20s, Great Depression and World War II. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or permission of instructor. Three hours per week with enhancement.
HIST 406 THE UNITED STATES IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY II [+]
UU.S. history from 1945 to 2000. Study of the major diplomatic, economic, intellectual and social forces that shaped America in the years following World War II, including the Cold War, Civil Rights Movement, tumultuous 1960s, and trends in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or permission of instructor. Three hours per week with enhancement.
HIST 407 THE WESTWARD MOVEMENT [+]
Study of the westward movement from the Atlantic to the Trans-Allegheny and Trans-Mississippi West, with emphasis upon the influence of the frontiers in shaping American civilization. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or permission of instructor. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IIB.
HIST 408 HISTORY OF THE SOUTH [+]
History of the South from the colonial period to the present, covering developments in politics, economics, culture and society. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or permission of instructor. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IIB.
HIST 412 SOCIAL AND CULTURAL HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES I [+]
Studies of American thought as reflected by the people and leaders. Development of American heritage from the colonial period to the present, emphasizing the intellectual, social, religious and economic movements. The first course covers from the colonial period to reconstruction and the second course from about 1876 to present. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or permission of instructor. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IIB.
HIST 413 SOCIAL AND CULTURAL HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES II [+]
Studies of American thought as reflected by the people and leaders. Development of American heritage from the colonial period to the present, emphasizing the intellectual, social, religious and economic movements. The first course covers from the colonial period to reconstruction and the second course from about 1876 to present. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or permission of instructor. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IIB.
HIST 415 HISTORY AND FILM [+]
Examines the impact of film on the study and understanding of history. Includes a study of how film has been used to portray 20th century events, how it has captured major events on film and how its power can be used to manipulate public opinion. Documentaries, narrative films and scholarly works will be used as resources. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or permission of instructor. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education requirement IIB.
HIST 417 HISTORY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY [+]
Survey of evolution of scientific achievements and technology in the Western world, with particular emphasis on the cultural, economic and social implications of these developments. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or permission of instructor. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IIB.
HIST 421 EUROPE IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY WORLD [+]
Study of the economic, social, intellectual and political development of Europe, viewed in the context of world wars, depression and conflicting political ideologies, showing the decline of European dominance and the rise of America and Asia. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or permission of instructor. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IIB.
HIST 422 THE IMMIGRANT IN AMERICAN HISTORY [+]
Explore the history of immigration and ethnicity during the 19th and 20th centuries with an emphasis on socio-cultural dimensions of the immigrant experience, and on historical debates on citizenship, national identity, legislation, work and family life, and ethnic identity. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or permission of instructor. Meets General Education IIB. Three hours per week with enhancement.
HIST 423 IMPERIAL RUSSIA [+]
Study of the Russia empire from Peter the Great to the 1917 revolution focusing on the political, economic and social developments, Russia's expansion and the conditions that led to revolution. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or permission of instructor. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IIB.
HIST 424 MODERN RUSSIA [+]
Survey of the 20th century Russia and the Soviet Union, emphasizing the growth to global power, continuity and change, and the inherent problems that led to Soviet collapse and the rise of a new Russia. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or permission of instructor. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IIB.
HIST 430 READINGS IN HISTORY [+]
Readings course for students who have achieved above average in at least 18 hours of history courses. May be taken twice under different course titles. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or permission of instructor. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IIB.
HIST 433 HISTORY OF TUDOR-STUART BRITAIN [+]
History of Tudor and Stuart Britain, 1485-1707. Surveys the dramatic period of the 16th and 17th centuries in England and the turning point between medieval and modern worlds. Course examines the Reformation, the rise of Parliament, the English Civil Wars, the emergence of Great Britain and the English Renaissance. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or permission of instructor. Three hours per week with enhancement.
HIST 435 SENIOR THESIS [+]
Individual research and preparation of a thesis by history majors. Prerequisite: Permission of department chair. Three hours per week with enhancement.
HIST 436 WORKERS AND WORK IN MODERN AMERICA [+]
Explore the history of the American worker in 19th and 20th centuries with an emphasis on the changing nature of work itself, the labor movement, working-class protest and identity, issues of class, gender and race, and a consideration of current debates on unions, meaningful work and deindustrialization. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or permission of instructor. Meets General Education IIB. Three hours per week with enhancement.
HIST 438 AMERICA IN THE GREAT DEPRESSION [+]
The songs “Brother Can You Spare a Dime” and “Happy Days Are Here Again” caught the despair and hope of Americans during the 1930s. This course considers American society, politics and culture during the 1930s. The first half explores the Crash of 1929, the social impact of the Depression, and the effectiveness of the Hoover and Roosevelt administrations in handling the national emergency. The second half explores aspects of the New Deal era: the experience of minorities, women and workers, the arts and popular culture. Prerequisite: HIST 330 or permission of instructor. Three hours per week with enhancement.
HIST 440 MINORITY GROUPS IN UNITED STATES HISTORY [+]
Attention to the role and contribution of minority groups in general, with special emphasis on some of the larger and older minority groups. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or permission of instructor. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IIB.
HIST 444 AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY TO 1865 [+]
Explores African-American history from the Colonial period to 1865. Focuses on the beginnings of enslavement, the development of the slavery institution and the role of African-Americans in the Civil War. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or permission of instructor. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IIB.
HIST 445 AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY FROM 1865 [+]
Explores African-American history from 1865 to present. Focuses on the struggle for acceptance, patterns of discrimination and current challenges. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or permission of instructor. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IIB.
HIST 446 READINGS IN AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY [+]
Introduction to past and current literature on African-Americans from 1619 to the present. Students critique, evaluate and discuss readings that depict various facets of the African experience in America. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or permission of instructor. Three hours per week with enhancement.
HIST 451 WORLD WAR I [+]
Study of the events that occurred during World War I, from the assassination of Franz Ferdinand at Sarajevo to the peace of 1919. Emphasis on political developments, social and intellectual implications of the war, and its significance in shaping the 20th century. May not receive credit for both HIST 381 and HIST 451. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or permission of instructor. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IIB.
HIST 452 THE SECOND WORLD WAR: A GLOBAL HISTORY [+]
The Second World War has shaped the contemporary world as no other 20th century event has. Through discussion and study of texts and film, this course examines the global political, military and economic aspects of the conflict as well as its social and cultural impact. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or permission of instructor. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IIB.
HIST 453 THE COLD WAR: A GLOBAL HISTORY [+]
After 1945 the fierce rivalry between the United States and the Soviet Union threatened the world with nuclear destruction and dominated global politics for almost 50 years. This course examines the political and cultural impact of the Cold War on the United States, Europe and the developing world. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or permission of instructor. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IIB.
HIST 460 HISTORY OF CHINA SINCE 1800 [+]
The revolutionary transformation of China from the 19th century to the present, with emphasis on the impact of imperialism, the profound effects of Western technology and foreign policy wrought by the history of its relations with the West. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or permission of instructor. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IIB.
HIST 470 HISTORY OF THE EARLY ROMAN EMPIRE [+]
Study of particular institutions and movements in Roman history. Emphasis on family history and social and religious trends during the early imperial period of Roman history. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or permission of instructor. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IIB.
HIST 471 BRONZE AGE AEGEAN [+]
Study of the Bronze Age Aegean archaeology of the Minoan, Mycenaean and Trojan civilizations. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or permission of instructor. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IIB.
HIST 472 STUDIES IN CLASSICAL ARCHAEOLOGY [+]
Assorted topics and archaeological sites of the ancient Mediterranean world (Crete, Greece and Italy). May be taken twice under different subtitles. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or permission of instructor. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IIB.
HIST 473 ROMAN ARCHAEOLOGY [+]
Study of Roman archaeology from the early Iron Age through the Republican and Imperial periods. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or permission of instructor. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IIB.
HIST 474 HISTORY OF ANCIENT EGYPT [+]
Intensive study of three eras of Egyptian history: the Pyramid Age, the chaotic Middle Kingdom and New Kingdom Absolutism. Emphasis on cultural, religious and artistic contributions. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or permission of instructor. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IIB.
HIST 475 GREEK ARCHAEOLOGY [+]
Study of Greek archaeology from the Protogeometric and Archaic periods through the Classical (Hellenic) and Hellenistic eras. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or permission of instructor. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IIB.
HIST 477 MILITARY HISTORY OF THE MODERN WORLD [+]
Examine the military history of the modern world from 1500 AD to the present. Focuses on the strategies and tactics used by modern armies, how these affected the lives of populations, and how new developments in these fields have influenced the history of the world. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or permission of instructor. Three hours per week plus enhancement.
HIST 478 ANCIENT MILITARY HISTORY [+]
Explores the history of the great battles and campaigns of antiquity. Emphasis is placed on developments in strategy and tactics, the lives of the men in the ranks, the careers of leaders, and the decisive nature of these conflicts on the course of history. Special attention is given to the interaction between military realities and the functioning of society as a whole. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or permission of instructor. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IIB.
HIST 479 MEDIEVAL MILITARY HISTORY [+]
Explores the military history of the medieval world from the fall of the Roman Empire in the fourth century A.D. and the establishment of the Germanic kingdoms to the decline of the supremacy of mounted warrior at the beginning of the sixth century. Students will be encouraged to understand the relationship between military realities and the social structure of medieval societies. The course will also outline the strategy and tactics used by medieval armies, how these tactics affected the lives of populations and how new developments in these fields led to the creation of nation-states in the early modern period. Time will also be spent studying the ideas of the period through the lives of some of the medieval world's greatest soldiers, statesmen, philosophers and historians. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or permission of instructor. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IIB.
HIST 480 MUSEUM STUDIES [+]
Work experience course that invites students to learn techniques of museology. Students work in cooperation with various local or regional museums under the supervision and direction of a museum curator. May be taken twice with the permission of the instructor. Prerequisite: Written approval of department chair to register. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IIB.
HIST 483 ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY OF DELMARVA [+]
Through class discussions, students will gain an understanding of the natural history of Delmarva and Chesapeake, the changing patterns of land and resource use, environmental conflicts, the growth of 20th century conservation efforts and the implication of burgeoning growth in the Eastern metropolitan corridor of Delmarva. This course draws upon the resources of the Salisbury area through local speakers, environmental activists, foresters, authors and farmers. The course will utilize: the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, the Nanticoke Indian Museum, Furnace Town, Wye Island NWMA, Pemberton Park, and Crisfield and Smith islands. Research paper is required. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or permission of instructor. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IIB.
HIST 484 SEMINAR IN LATIN AMERICAN HISTORY [+]
Explores through readings, discussions and research basic problems in Latin American history. The period or topics studied are selected by the instructor. May be taken twice under different course subtitles. Prerequisites: HIST 330 or permission of instructor. Three hours per week plus enhancement.
HIST 490 STUDIES IN HISTORY [+]
Intensive historical study of particular periods and groups, economic, intellectual, cultural, social movements and/or institutions. May be taken twice under different course titles. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or permission of instructor. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IIB.
HIST 496 INDEPENDENT STUDY/HISTORIOGRAPHY [+]
Advanced students will read in depth on a chosen subject under the guidance of a faculty mentor. Focus is on secondary sources to gain understanding of the range of historical interpretations on a given subject. Prerequisite: HIST 330 or permission of instructor and department chair.
HIST 497 UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH [+]
Research opportunity for advanced students of history to reconstruct aspects of the past using primary documentation under the guidance of a faculty member knowledgeable of the chosen subject. Prerequisites: HIST 330 and permission of instructor or department chair.
HIST 498 INTERNSHIP [+]
Provides advanced undergraduate history majors with the opportunity to gain professional experience in a history-related field under the supervision of an on-site professional and a faculty member. Open to juniors and seniors, it offers excellent preparation for professional development in history related fields or for graduate study. Prerequisites: HIST 330 and permission from instructor or department chair.
HIST 499 HONORS [+]
Independent study, research and conferences undertaken by history majors for departmental honors at the invitation of the department. May not be taken on a pass/no credit basis. Prerequisites: Approval of department, 20 hours of coursework in history including HIST 330, minimum 3.5 average in history.
HIST 500 HISTORY OF MARYLAND [+]
Study of Maryland history and government from the colonial period to present. Places special stress on the leaders, institutions and contributions made in Maryland and by Maryland to the nation. May be offered for undergraduate or graduate credit. Three hours per week.
HIST 511 THE UNITED STATES IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY I [+]
Progressivism to 1945. Study of the major political, economic, intellectual and social forces that shaped America during the first part of the 20th century, including the progressive movement, World War I, Roaring Twenties, Great Depression and World War II. Three hours per week.
HIST 513 THE UNITED STATES IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY II [+]
U.S. history from 1945 to 2000. Study of the major diplomatic, economic, intellectual and social forces that shaped America in the years following World War II, including the Cold War, Civil Rights Movement, tumultuous 1960s, and trends in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. May be offered for undergraduate or graduate credit. Prerequisites: HIST 201, 202. Three hours per week.
HIST 514 THE WESTWARD MOVEMENT [+]
Study of the westward movement from the Atlantic to the Trans-Allegheny and Trans-Mississippi West, with emphasis upon the influence of the frontiers in shaping American civilization. May be offered for undergraduate or graduate credit. Three hours per week. Meets General Education IIB.
HIST 515 HISTORY AND FILM [+]
Examines the impact of film on the study and understanding of history. Includes a study of how film has been used to portray 20th century events, how it has captured major events on film and how its power can be used to manipulate public opinion. Documentaries, narrative films and scholarly works will be used as resources. May be offered for undergraduate or graduate credit. Prerequisite: HIST 101, 102. Three hours per week. Meets General Education requirement IIB.
HIST 516 HISTORY OF THE SOUTH [+]
History of the South from the colonial period to the present, covering developments in politics, economics, culture and society. May be offered for undergraduate or graduate credit. Three hours per week.
HIST 517 HISTORY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY [+]
Survey of evolution of scientific achievements and technology in the Western world, with particular emphasis on the cultural, economic and social implications of these developments. May be offered for undergraduate or graduate credit. Prerequisites: HIST 101, 102. Three hours per week. Meets General Education IIB.
HIST 518 SOCIAL AND CULTURAL HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES I [+]
Studies of American thought as reflected by the people and leaders. Development of American heritage from the colonial period to the present, emphasizing the intellectual, social, religious and economic movements. The first course covers from the colonial period to reconstruction and the second course from about 1876 to present. May be offered for undergraduate or graduate credit. Three hours per week. Meets General Education IIB.
HIST 519 SOCIAL AND CULTURAL HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES II [+]
Studies of American thought as reflected by the people and leaders. Development of American heritage from the colonial period to the present, emphasizing the intellectual, social, religious and economic movements. The first course covers from the colonial period to reconstruction and the second course from about 1876 to present. May be offered for undergraduate or graduate credit. Three hours per week. Meets General Education IIB.
HIST 521 EUROPE IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY WORLD [+]
Study of the economic, social, intellectual and political development of Europe, viewed in the context of world wars, depression and conflicting political ideologies, showing the decline of European dominance and the rise of America and Asia. May be offered for undergraduate or graduate credit. Prerequisites: HIST 101, 102. Three hours per week. Meets General Education IIB.
HIST 522 THE IMMIGRANT IN AMERICAN HISTORY [+]
Explore the history of immigration and ethnicity during the 19th and 20th centuries with an emphasis on socio-cultural dimensions of the immigrant experience, and on historical debates on citizenship, national identity, legislation, work and family life, and ethnic identity.
HIST 523 IMPERIAL RUSSIA [+]
Study of the Russia empire from Peter the Great to the 1917 revolution focusing on the political, economic and social developments, Russia's expansion and the conditions that led to revolution. May be offered for undergraduate or graduate credit. Prerequisites: HIST 101, 102. Three hours per week. Meets General Education IIB.
HIST 524 MODERN RUSSIA [+]
Survey of the 20th century Russia and the Soviet Union, emphasizing the growth to global power, continuity and change, and the inherent problems that led to Soviet collapse and the rise of a new Russia. May be offered for undergraduate or graduate credit. Prerequisites: HIST 101, 102. Three hours per week. Meets General Education IIB.
HIST 525 HISTORY OF U.S. FOREIGN RELATIONS [+]
Historical study of U.S. foreign relations from independence to the present, focusing on the global impact of the nation as an economic, cultural, political and military superpower. May be offered for undergraduate or graduate credit. Prerequisites: HIST 201, 202. Three hours per week.
HIST 533 HISTORY OF TUDOR-STUART BRITAIN [+]
History of Tudor and Stuart Britain, 1485-1707. Surveys the dramatic period of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries in England and the turning point between the medieval and the modern world. Looks at the Reformation, the rise of Parliament, the English Civil Wars, the emergence of Great Britain, and the English Renaissance. Three hours per week.
HIST 536 WORKERS AND WORK IN MODERN AMERICA [+]
Explores the history of the American worker in 19th and 20th centuries with an emphasis on the changing nature of work itself; the labor movement; working-class protest and identity; issues of class, gender and race; and a consideration of current debates on unions, meaningful work and deindustrialization. Three hours per week.
HIST 538 AMERICA IN THE GREAT DEPRESSION [+]
The songs Brother, Can You Spare a Dime and Happy Days Are Here Again caught the despair and hope of Americans during the 1930's. This course considers American society, politics and culture during the 1930's. The first half explores the Crash of 1929,social impact of the Depression, and the effectiveness of the Hoover and Roosevelt administrations in handling the national emergency. The second half explores aspects of the New Deal era: the experiences of minorities, women and workers, the arts and popular culture. Three hours per week.
HIST 540 MINORITY GROUPS IN UNITED STATES HISTORY [+]
Attention to the role and contribution of minority groups in general, with special emphasis on some of the larger and older minority groups. May be offered for undergraduate or graduate credit. Three hours per week. Meets General Education IIB.
HIST 544 AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY TO 1865 [+]
Explores African-American history from the colonial period to 1865. Focuses on the beginnings of enslavement, the development of the slavery institution and the role of African-Americans in the Civil War. May be offered for undergraduate or graduate credit. Three hours per week. Meets General Education IIB.
HIST 545 AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY FROM 1865 [+]
Explores African-American history from 1865 to present. Focuses on the struggle for acceptance, patterns of discrimination and current challenges. May be offered for undergraduate or graduate credit. Three hours per week. Meets General Education IIB.
HIST 551 WORLD WAR I [+]
Study of the events that occurred during World War I, from the assassination of Franz Ferdinand at Sarajevo to the peace of 1919. Emphasis on political developments, social and intellectual implications of the war, and its significance in shaping the 20th century. Cannot receive credit for both HIST 381 and HIST 451. May be offered for undergraduate or graduate credit. Prerequisite: HIST 102. Three hours per week. Meets General Education IIB.
HIST 552 THE SECOND WORLD WAR: A GLOBAL HISTORY [+]
The Second World War has shaped the contemporary world as no other 20th century event has. Through discussion and study of texts and film, this course examines the global political, military and economic aspects of the conflict as well as its social and cultural impact. May be offered for undergraduate or graduate credit. Prerequisite: HIST 101 and 102. Three hours per week. Meets General Education requirement IIB.
HIST 553 THE COLD WAR: A GLOBAL HIST [+]
After 1945 the fierce rivalry between the United States and the Soviet Union threatened the world with nuclear destruction and dominated global politics for almost 50 years. This course examines the political and cultural impact of the Cold War on the United States, Europe and the developing world. May be offered for undergraduate or graduate credit. Prerequisite: HIST 101, 102. Three hours per week. Meets General Education requirement IIB.
HIST 560 HISTORY OF CHINA SINCE 1800 [+]
The revolutionary transformation of China from the 19th century to the present, with emphasis on the impact of imperialism, the profound effects of Western technology and foreign policy wrought by the history of its relations with the West. May be offered for undergraduate or graduate credit. Prerequisites: HIST 101, 102. Three hours per week. Meets General Education IIB.
HIST 570 HISTORY OF THE EARLY ROMAN EMPIRE [+]
Study of particular institutions and movements in Roman history. Emphasis on family history and social and religious trends during the early imperial period of Roman history. May be offered for undergraduate or graduate credit. Prerequisites: HIST 101, 102. Three hours per week. Meets General Education IIB.
HIST 571 BRONZE AGE AEGEAN [+]
Study of the Bronze Age Aegean archaeology of the Minoan, Mycenaean and Trojan civilizations. Prerequisites: HIST 101, 102. Three hours per week. Meets General Education IIB.
HIST 572 STUDIES IN CLASSICAL ARCHAEOLOGY [+]
Assorted topics and archaeological sites of the ancient Mediterranean world (Crete, Greece and Italy). May be taken twice under different subtitles. May be offered for undergraduate or graduate credit. Prerequisites: HIST 101, 102. Three hours per week. Meets General Education IIB.
HIST 573 ROMAN ARCHAEOLOGY [+]
Study of Roman archaeology from the early Iron Age through the Republican and Imperial periods. Prerequisites: HIST 101, 102. May be offered for undergraduate or graduate credit. Three hours per week. Three hours per week. Meets General Education IIB.
HIST 574 HISTORY OF ANCIENT EGYPT [+]
Intensive study of three eras of Egyptian history: the Pyramid Age, the chaotic Middle Kingdom and New Kingdom Absolutism. Emphasis on cultural, religious and artistic contributions. May be offered for undergraduate or graduate credit. Prerequisite: HIST 101. Three hours per week. Meets General Education IIB.
HIST 575 GREEK ARCHAEOLOGY [+]
Study of Greek archaeology from the Protogeometric and Archaic periods through the Classical (Hellenic) and Hellenistic eras. Prerequisites: HIST 101, 102. May be offered for undergraduate or graduate credit. Three hours per week. Meets General Education IIB.
HIST 577 MILITARY HISTORY OF THE MODERN WORLD [+]
Examines the military history of the modern world from 1500 A.D. to the present. The relationship between the military realities of modern societies nad their social structure will be studied as well as the strategy and tactics used by modern armies. Time will also be spent studying the ideas of the period through the lives of some of the modern world's greatest soldiers, statesmen, philosophers and historians. Three hours per week.
HIST 578 ANCIENT MILITARY HISTORY [+]
Explores the history of the great battles and campaigns of antiquity. Emphasis is placed on developments in strategy and tactics, the lives of the men in the ranks, the careers of leaders, and the decisive nature of these conflicts on the course of history. Special attention is given to the interaction between military realities and the functioning of society as a whole. May be offered for undergraduate or graduate credit. Prerequisite: HIST 101. Three hours per week. Meets General Education requirement IIB.
HIST 579 MEDIEVAL MILITARY HISTORY [+]
Explores the military history of the Medieval World from the fall of the Roman Empire in the fourth century A.D. and the subsequent establishment of the Germanic Kingdoms, to the decline of the supremacy of the mounted warrior at the beginning of the sixteenth century. Students will be encouraged to understant the relationship between the military realities of medieval societies and their social structure. The course will also outline the strategy and tactics used by medieval armies, how these affected the lives of the populations, and how new developments in these fields led to the creation of the nation-states in the early modern period. Time will also be spent studying the ideas of the period through the lives of some of the medieval worlds' greatest soldiers, statesmen, philosophers, and historians. Three hours per week.
HIST 580 MUSEUM STUDIES [+]
Work experience course that invites students to learn techniques of museology. Students work in cooperation with various local or regional museums under the supervision and direction of a museum curator. May be taken twice with the consent of the instructor. May be offered for undergraduate or graduate credit. Prerequisite: Written approval of department chair to register. Three hours per week. Meets General Education IIB.
HIST 583 ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY OF DELMARVA [+]
Through class discussions, students will gain an understanding of the natural history of Delmarva and the Chesapeake, changing patterns of land and resource use, environmental conflicts, the growth of twentieth-century conservation efforts, and finally, the implications of burgeoning growth in the eastern metropolitan corridor on Delmarva. This course will draw upon the resources of the Salisbury area through local speakers, environmental activists, foresters, authors and farmers. Local sites, including the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, the Nanticoke Indian Museum, Pemberton Park, Crisfield and Smith Island will be utilized. Research paper required. Three hours per week.
HIST 590 STUDIES IN HISTORY [+]
Intensive historical study of particular periods and groups, economic, intellectual, cultural, social movements and/or institutions. May be taken twice under different course titles recorded with the registrar. May be offered for undergraduate or graduate credit. Prerequisite: Consent of department chair. Three hours per week. Meets General Education IIB.
HIST 601 METHODS OF HISTORICAL RESEARCH [+]
Students will examine first-hand, the vast original documentation relating to the lower Delmarva peninsula at the Nabb Research Center, and what social, political, educational, economic, religious, or cultural material(s) might be included in each record type. Familiarity with 17th and 18th century language and handwriting (similar to learning a foreign language) must also be included in order to understand the documents. Research and interpretation will focus on creating a more complete picture of what life was like during the century after the initial settlement of the Lower eastern Shore. May be taken only once. Three hours per week.
HIST 602 SEMINAR: COLONIAL AND REVOLUTIONARY AMERICA [+]
A study of Colonial institutions and the American Revolutionary movement. Emphasis is placed upon the study of specific topics through individual research projects. May be taken twice under different course subtitles recorded with the registrar. Three hours per week.
HIST 603 SEMINAR IN NINETEENTH CENTURY AMERICA [+]
An opportunity to explore in-depth 19th century American society, via themes selected by the instructor. May be taken twice under different course subtitles recorded with the registrar. Three hours per week.
HIST 604 SEMINAR IN EUROPEAN HISTORY [+]
Designed to enable the student to explore, through intensive research, basic problems in European history. The period or topics to be studied will be selected by the instructor. May be taken twice under different course subtitles recorded with the registrar. Three hours per week.
HIST 605 SEMINAR: MARYLAND HISTORY [+]
Designed to acquaint students, through readings and research, with some of the major problems and developments in the history of Maryland. May be taken twice under different course subtitles recorded with the registrar. Three hours per week.
HIST 606 SEMINAR IN TWENTIETH CENTURY AMERICA [+]
Enables intensive exploration of specific periods and/or problems in this century through individual research. May be taken twice under different course subtitles recorded with the registrar. Three hours per week.
HIST 607 SEMINAR IN CHESAPEAKE AND MIDDLE ATLANTIC HISTORY [+]
Intensive seminar exploring comparative facets of Chesapeake history (economic, social, cultural, religious, and political) in Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York. The impact of the Chesapeake area (and Delmarva) within the broader context of the Middle Atlantic community will be understood. May be taken twice under different subtitles. Three hours per week.
HIST 608 SEMINAR IN AMERICAN DIPLOMACY [+]
Permits investigation, through reading and research, of selected problems in the history of American diplomacy. May be taken twice under different course subtitles recorded with the registrar. Three hours per week.
HIST 609 STUDIES IN EARLY DELMARVA [+]
Intensive seminar which explores life on early colonial Delmarva through examination of primary records of the Lower Eastern Shore including settlers, settlement patterns, and social and familial networks. In-depth analysis will result in the reconstruction of this Eastern Shore social and economic world. May be taken twice under different subtitles. Three hours per week.
HIST 610 SEMINAR IN LATIN AMERICAN HISTORY [+]
An intensive study of major institutions and specific periods in Latin America through reading and research. May be taken twice under different course subtitles recorded with the registrar. Three hours per week.
HIST 612 SPECIAL TOPICS SEMINAR [+]
An intensive readings or research course on a special topic selected by the instructor. May be taken twice under different subtitles. Three hours per week.
HIST 613 SEMINAR IN ANCIENT HISTORY [+]
Intensive seminar exploring ancient civilizations such as Greece, Rome, Egypt and the Near East as selected by the instructor. May be taken twice under different course subtitles. Three hours per week.
HIST 614 SEMINAR IN ASIAN HISTORY [+]
Intensive seminar exploring in-depth Asian societies via themes selected by the instructor. May be taken twice under different course subtitles. Three hours per week.
HIST 615 SEMINAR IN AFRICAN HISTORY [+]
In-depth study of specific topics in African history as selected by the instructor. May be taken twice under different course subtitles. Three hours per week.
HIST 629 INDIVIDUAL RESEARCH/HISTORIOGRAPHY [+]
Specialized historiography and/or research course for graduate students (either thesis or non-thesis options). May be taken only once. Prerequisite: Consent of the graduate director. Three hours per week.
HIST 630 DIRECTED RESEARCH [+]
Preparation of optional research project in master's degree program under departmental supervision. May be taken only once and only in conjunction with HIST 631, Thesis. Prerequisite: Consent of graduate director. Three hours per week.
HIST 631 THESIS [+]
May be taken only once and man be taken without HIST 630, Directed Research. Prerequisite: Consent of graduate director.