Undergraduate Course Catalog

History

K. Smith, Chairperson 

Studying the past exposes people to the diversity of human cultures, helps them comprehend change and continuity over time, enhances their ability to discern patterns of comparison and contrast amid the complexities and similarities of human experience, and sharpens their communication skills.

Students with degrees in History can pursue graduate degrees or careers in fields inside and outside the humanities because the skills and habits of mind described above are valuable to every employer. Examples include: law, teaching, government, business, industry, libraries and archives, museums and art galleries, research, writing, and editing. 

See College of Sciences and Humanities for information about the teacher education programs in social studies. 

See the Interdepartmental Programs listing for information about minors in ancient studies and Asian studies.


MAJOR IN HISTORY (BA/BS), 34-45 hours

PREFIX

NO

SHORT TITLE

CR HRS

Complete one concentration
Concentration 1: Major, 34 hours
Core requirements, 12 hours

HIST
 
 
 

151 
152
201
202

World Civilization 1  
World Civilization 2  
American History, 1492-1876
US History, 1877 to Present

3
3
3
3





12 hrs
22 additional hours in HIST other than HIST 150:

3 additional hours in non-European World history (Asia, Middle East, Africa, Latin America)

3

3 additional hours in European history

3

3 additional hours in United States history

3

12 hours from electives in HIST

12

HIST

440

Senior Research Project

1





34 hrs
At least 13 of these 22 additional hours must be in courses numbered HIST 301 and above. Students are strongly encouraged to complete their core requirements before taking courses at HIST 301 or above.

Students who complete an honors thesis in history will not be required to complete HIST 440, but will still be required to complete a 34-hour major.

Concentration 2: Major with internship, 42-45 hours
Internship core requirements, 21 hours

HIST
  
 
 
    
    
  

151 
152
201
202
240
320
445

World Civilization 1  
World Civilization 2  
American History, 1492-1876
US History, 1877 to Present 
Introduction to Public History 
Laboratory Course US History 
History and Historians

3
3
3
3
3
3
3





21 hrs
21-24 additional hours in HIST other than HIST 150:

HIST


300
or
369

Internship (3-12)

Paid Internship (3-12)

9-12

12 hours in HIST:

3 additional hours in European or world (Asia, Middle East, Africa, Latin America) history

 
3

6 additional hours from United States history

6

3 hours from electives in HIST

3





42-45 hrs

At least 6 of these 12 hours must be in courses numbered HIST 301 and above (in addition to HIST 320 and 445).  

Admission and retention standards for concentration 2:

  • Students must earn grades of at least C in all completed history courses with a combined history grade-point average of at least 3.0.
  • Candidates for internships must fill out applications with the program coordinator at least five months in advance of the time of the intended internships.
  • To qualify for the internship (HIST 300 or 369), students must have taken the required history courses and completed 32 semester hours in HIST.
  • An overall grade-point average of 2.75 is required before enrolling in the internship.
  • A written project approved by the coordinator and related to the internship is required.
  • Credit received by students serving as assistants in departmental courses is not applicable to internship credit in this concentration.
  • Students who do not meet the above requirements may appeal to the program coordinator for a waiver, first by written request and then by making an oral presentation. 

Concentration 3: Pre-graduate school major, 37 hours
This program is designed to provide a solid foundation in language and history for students who plan to enter graduate study. It requires two years (or the equivalent) of study in one foreign language, normally courses through the 202 level. 

Pre-graduate school core requirements, 18 hours

HIST
  
 
 
     
    

151
152
201
202 
320
445

World Civilization 1  
World Civilization 2  
American History, 1492-1876
US History, 1877 to Present
Laboratory Course US History
History and Historians

3
3
3
3
3
3





18 hrs
19 additional hours in HIST other than HIST 150:

3 additional hours in European history

3

3 additional hours in non-European World history (Asia, Middle East, Africa, Latin America)

3

3 additional hours from United States history 

3

9 hours from electives in HIST

9

HIST

440

Senior Research Project

1





37 hrs
At least 13 of these 19 hours must be in courses numbered HIST 301 and above (in addition to HIST 320 and HIST 445). Students who complete an honors thesis in history will not be required to complete HIST 440, but will still be required to complete a 37-hour major. 

MINOR IN HISTORY, 18 hours

9 hours from World history (Europe, Asia, Middle East, Africa, Latin America)

9

9 hours from United States history  

9



18 hrs
At least 6 of these 18 hours must be in courses numbered HIST 301 and above.

TEACHER EDUCATION

TEACHING MAJOR IN SOCIAL STUDIES (BA/BS), 54 hours

(See Teaching Major in Social Studies, College of Sciences and Humanities, for total requirements for this area.) 

PREFIX

NO

SHORT TITLE

CR HRS

Categories of history courses:
Category 1: Foundation and Development of the United States,
1492-1876

HIST

   
 
 
 
 
 
  

318
400
401
403
405
407
416
430  
433

History of the American West (3)
Colonial America 1492-1756 (3)
American Revolution, 1756-1789 (3)
Early National US, 1789-1824 (3)
US Nat'l/Sectional, 1820-1860 (3)
US Civil War & Reconstruction (3)
History of Antebellum South (3)
US Diplomatic History to 1914 (3)
US Life and Thought, 1607-1865 (3)


Category 2: The Recent Past in the United States, 1877 to the Present

HIST
 
 
 


 

409
411
413
417
422
432
434

US Progressivism, 1878-1918 (3)
US from WWI through WWII (3)
Recent US: 1945 to Present (3)
History of the New South (3) 
History of US Popular Culture (3)
US Diplomacy Since 1914 (3)
US Life & Thought 1865-Present (3)


Category 3: Special Topics in American History

HIST
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
   

210
215
301
310
338
360
415
421
435

Black History in the US (3)
Women in American History (3)
The US and the Vietnam War (3)
Intro History of US Business (3)
United States Urban History (3)
Topics in Military History (3)
History of Indiana (3)
Indians in U.S. History (3)
American History through Film (3)


Category 4: World Civilization: Europe

HIST
 
 













 




 

452
454
455
456
458
459
461
462
463
464
467
471
472
473
475
476
477
481
482
483
486
487

Women Modern European History (3) 
Era of World War I, 1870-1918 (3) 
Era of World War II, 1918-1945 (3) 
Cold War and Europe Since 1945 (3) 
European Strategy & Diplomacy (3) 
Jews Europe/Middle East 1098- (3) 
Development Greek Civilization (3) 
Development Roman Civilization (3) 
Medieval Civilization (3) 
Byzantine Civilization (3) 
Renaissance and Reformation (3) 
France Since 1815 (3) 
France 1461-1715 (3) 
French Revolution/Napoleon Era (3) 
Britain, 1485-1714 (3) 
Britain, 1714 to the Present (3)
Topics English Const History (3)
Modern Germany (3)
Celtic Peoples Cultural Hist (3)
Irish History (3)
Russian Civilization to 1917 (3)
Soviet and Post-Soviet History (3)


Category 5: World Civilization: Overview of the Non-West

HIST
  

 


  


  

  

 
 

324
325
370
371
372
373
441
484
488
489
491
492
493
495
496

Early Latin America (3) 
Modern Latin America (3) 
Foundations Asian Civilization (3) 
Tradition & Change Modern Asia (3) 
Africa Since 1500 (3) 
History of the Middle East (3) 
Comparative Slavery (3) 
Southern Africa (3) 
History of South Asia (3)
History of Southeast Asia (3) 
Topics in Middle East History (3) 
History of China to 1600 (3) 
History of Pre-modern Japan (3) 
Modern China, 1600 to Present (3) 
Modern Japan, 1600 to Present (3)


Please consult the department chairperson for more information.


Historical perspectives area, 27 hours

HIST



151
152
201
202

World Civilization 1  
World Civilization 2  
American History, 1492-1876
US History, 1877 to Present

3
3
3
3

Two courses from two of three categories:
Category 1, 2 or 3
One course from category 4 
One course from category 5 
One additional course from any category

6
3
3
3





27 hrs
   
Second licensure area

15

And one course (3 credit hours each) from each of four remaining areas (economics, geography, government, psychology, and sociology)

12



54 hrs
The department strongly encourages students to consider taking the additional 7 hours required to complete an additional departmental major in History.

HISTORY (HIST)

100 Introduction to American History (3)
Overview of the major themes in the American historical experience from its origins to the present, with emphasis on turning points and recurring issues. Especially recommended for students pursuing a major in elementary education. 
    Not open to students majoring in history. 

150 The West in the World (3)
A survey of the development of Western Civilization since its origins emphasizing problems, turning points, and recurring themes, especially since circa 1500. Focuses also on the way global interactions helped shape Western Civilization.

151 World Civilization 1 (3)
A survey of the development of world civilization from the dawn of civilization in Southwestern Asia and North Africa to the early modern world. 

152 World Civilization 2 (3)
A survey of the development of world civilization from the early modern world to the present. 

198 Studies in Non-Western Civilizations (3)
Examination of a broad range of patterns and problems found in the Middle East, Asia, Africa, and Latin America with emphasis on recent and contemporary development. Topics vary among political, economic, and social issues of major importance. 

201 American History, 1492-1876 (3)
Survey of the political, diplomatic, economic, cultural, and sociological forces and adjustments that have affected the history of the United States to 1876. Core Transfer Library: Behavioral Sciences/Humanities (ISH 1010) 

202 American History, 1877 to the Present (3)
Survey of the political, diplomatic, economic, cultural, social, racial, ethnic, and gender issues and key related events that have affected the history of the United States since 1877. Core Transfer Library: Behavioral Sciences/Humanities (ISH 1011)

204 American Environmental History (3)
Designed to give students knowledge of resource use in the United States. Government policies and private enterprise practices of exploitation and conservation from settlement to the present are treated in historical perspective. Emphasizes the way resource use has shaped society. 
    Not open to students who have credit in NREM 204. 

205 Introduction to Sport in American Life (3)
A thorough examination of the various historical, sociological, and psychological features of sports in our society. Not sport-appreciation oriented, but rather an examination of what occurs to both competitors and spectators as they become involved with a sport activity. 
    Open to all undergraduate students except students who have credit in PEP 205. 

210 Black History—The United States (3)
A survey of blacks in America from the sixteenth century to the present. Emphasizes the effects of blacks on American culture and vice versa. 

215 Women in American History (3)
An introduction to the study of women in American history; considers the social and economic status of women at various times, changing conceptions of their roles, attitudes toward women, women’s ideas about themselves, and the women’s rights movement. 

240 Introduction to Public History (3)
An overview of opportunities for nonteaching history-related careers in preservation, archival work, records management, museology, historical editing, living history and public parks programs, corporate history, and others. Students make a concentrated study of at least one field of public history and have contact with working professionals. 
    Open to all students. 

299X Experimental/Developmental Topics (3)
Topics relevant to the discipline. Course titles will be announced before each semester.
     A total of 6 hours of credit may be earned, but no more than 3 in any one semester or term.

300 Internship (3-12)
Students undertake supervised internships in careers related to history. Internships may be with historical museums and research institutions; public agencies like the National Park Service, historic preservation offices, and archives; or private institutions like historical galleries and business firms. 
    Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson. 
    A total of 12 hours of credit may be earned. 

301 The United States and the Vietnam War (3)
Historical analysis of American involvement in Vietnam from 1945 to 1975, with discussions of the military, political, diplomatic, and social effects of the war. Includes background information on Vietnamese history as well as its continuing legacy. 

310 Introduction to the History of Business in the United States (3)
Surveys the function of business in United States history from colonial times to the modern day. Focuses on the role of individual business people as decision makers and innovators with primary emphasis on the twentieth century.

318 (419) History of the American West (3)
Survey of the history of the U.S. West, a region of Native North America that has been the object of Spanish, French, English, and American expansionism, and finally a distinct region with a unique relationship to the U.S. federal government. Explores the U.S. West as both a shifting geographic region, and as a frontier process involving migration, political and social expansion, and cultural change.

320 A Laboratory Course in American History (3)
Uses documents and manuscripts to teach the nature of history and historical research. Students learn through their own research how the historian defines topics of research; selects sources, both primary and secondary; evaluates materials; and describes the findings. 

324 Early Latin America (3)
The discovery and exploration of America by the Spanish, the conquest of Mexico and Peru, the colonization of Spanish America and Brazil, and the civilization of Latin America from 1492 to 1810. 

325 Modern Latin America (3)
History of major institutions in South America since independence with emphasis on Mexico, Chile, Cuba, and Central America. 

338 United States Urban History (3)
Examines the inner dynamics of American cities and their place in the history of the United States. Gives students an historical perspective and acquaints them with historical methods of examining cities. 

360 Selected Topics in Military History (3)
Survey and investigation of a particular period, topic, or issue in military history with emphasis on materials not covered in established courses. Exact content will be announced in advance of each offering.
    A total of 6 hours of credit may be earned, but no more than 3 in any one semester or term.

369 Paid Internship (3-12)
Students undertake supervised internships in careers related to history. Internships may be with historical museums and research institutions; public agencies like the National Park Service, historic preservation offices, and archives; or private institutions like historical galleries and business firms. This course is designed for paid work and learning experience on- or off-campus. 
    Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson. 
    A total of 12 hours of credit may be earned. 

370 Foundations of Asian Civilization (3)
Survey of South, Southeast, and East Asian history from earliest times to roughly a.d. 1600, with special focus on the development of Asian societies and cultures before any significant European presence. 

371 Tradition, Conflict, and Change in Modern Asia (3)
Survey of South, Southeast, and East Asian history from roughly a.d. 1600 to the present, with concentration on the problems, leaders, and issues that resulted from Western presence, nationalism, independence, and modernization as well as contemporary issues. 

372 Africa Since 1500 (3)
Stresses the emergence of modern African civilization from roughly 1500 to the present, with particular emphasis on regions south of the Sahara. 

373 History of the Middle East (3)
Provides in-depth knowledge and understanding of the Middle East—today’s Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Lebanon, Turkey, and other states—since Muhammed. Stresses indigenous societies and how they have dealt with Islam, imperialism, nationalism, development, and wars. 

390 Honors Colloquium in History (1-3)
Exploration of selected issues, themes, problems, or interpretations with emphasis on individualized study and reporting.
    Restricted to honors students; others may enroll by permission of the department chairperson. 
    A total of 3 hours of credit may be earned. 

400 Colonial America 1492-1756 (3)
The settlement of North America by the British and the evolution of the distinctive colonial societies that formed the foundation of the United States. 

401 The American Revolution, 1756-1789 (3)
Transformation of American society and politics in the era of the American Revolution with emphasis on the origins of the revolution, the development of a democratic society, and the Constitution of the United States. 

403 The Rise of Nationalism in the United States, 1789-1824 (3)
An analysis of the foundations of the United States as a new nation with emphasis on the major social, political, economic, and diplomatic events of the period. 

405 Nationalism Versus Sectionalism in the United States, 1820-1860 (3)
An analysis of the major social, political, economic, and cultural developments in the United States with emphasis on the major leaders and events involving the sectional conflict leading to the Civil War, 1820-1860. 

407 The American Civil War and Reconstruction (3)
Survey, analysis, and discussion of events, leaders, and movements, with special emphasis on causes, interpretation, and historiography of the period of national crisis and war followed by national reconstruction.

409 Progressivism and Imperialism: The United States, 1878-1918 (3)
America’s rise to world significance at home and abroad between 1878 and 1918; the political, social, and economic problems entailed therein; and various efforts at reform. 

411 The United States from World War I through World War II (3)
An examination of the reaction of the American people to a society changing rapidly under the impact of two major wars, the Great Depression, and continuing industrialization and urbanization. 

413 Recent United States History: 1945 to the Present (3)
A study of the role of the United States in the modern world and an examination of the efforts of America to preserve a society that is prosperous and humane while adjusting to technological change and continuing social and intellectual ferment.

414 Seminar in Middletown Studies (3)
Focuses on two works by the Lynds, Middletown and Middletown in Transition, and more recent studies about Muncie, Indiana.

415 History of Indiana (3)
Exploration, colonization, and development of the state from the earliest time to the present. 

416 History of the Antebellum South (3)
History, institutions, political themes, and problems of the antebellum South. 

417 History of the New South (3)
Reconstruction, industrial and agricultural progress, social life, and the new leadership after 1865. 

421 Indians in U.S. History (3)
Survey of Indian and white relations from 1492 to the present, focusing on the Indian wars, treaty making, various types of Indian and white interaction, and the development of federal and state Indian policy. 

422 The History of American Popular Culture (3)
Historical overview of the development of American popular culture. Basic theories, approaches, and topics in popular culture with special attention to amusements, movies, pop music, magazines, pulp novels, and television. Focuses on the relationship of popular culture to American cultural and social history. 

430 United States Diplomatic History to 1914 (3)
History of United States diplomacy from the late colonial period to the eve of World War I. 

432 United States Diplomatic History Since 1914 (3)
Survey of the foreign relations of the United States since the outbreak of World War I. 

433 American Life and Thought, 1607-1865 (3)
Survey of American social, intellectual, and cultural history from the colonial period to the Civil War, including such topics as religion, women, the family, ethnic groups, minorities, the arts, thought, popular culture, and everyday life. 

434 American Life and Thought, 1865 to the Present (3)
Survey of American social, intellectual, and cultural history from Reconstruction to the present, including such topics as religion, women, the family, ethnic groups, minorities, the arts, thought, popular culture, and everyday life. 

435 American History through Film (3)
Introduces techniques to analyze films as primary documents in United States history. Focuses on the most significant feature and documentary films of American society. Compares and contrasts filmic and historic reality. 

440 Senior Research Project (1)
A historical inquiry culminating in a capstone project that demonstrates command of historical research methods, prepared under faculty supervision. Required of all Concentration 1 and Concentration 3 majors. 
    Prerequisite: senior standing; permission of the department chairperson and instructor. 
    Not open to history majors. 

441 Comparative Slavery (3)
Explores the types of bondage, unfree labor systems, and slavery and the slave trade throughout African history as well as in a number of geographical regions for comparison. Includes Africa, the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. 
    Prerequisite: HIST 150 or permission of the department chairperson. 

445 History and Historians (3)
Historiography: the major historians and the writing of history from Thucydides to the present. 

446 History in the Digital Age (3)
Prepares students to employ and understand a wide variety of current and emerging digital technologies used in history and the humanities. Students will study the development of the relationship between the discipline of history and computing tools over time through a combination of theoretical and hands-on activities that explore the key ideas and events leading to the recent digital turn in the humanities. No digital experience is assumed.

449 American Culture Field Studies (3 or 6)
American culture, its art, economic life, educational systems, geography, history, industry, languages, music, and society. Students travel through designated areas in North America. Requires considerable reading before the trip and papers at the conclusion. With departmental approval, secondary social studies teacher-education students with a concentration in United States history may apply 3 hours of credit to category 1, 2, or 3.
    A total of 6 hours of credit may be earned

450 Reading and Special Study (1-3)
Topics for independent study and research to be chosen and investigated in consultation with an instructor possessing special competence in the area involved. 
    Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson. 
    A total of 3 hours of credit may be earned. 

452 Women in Modern European History (3)
Survey of women’s experiences in modern European history. Examines the impact of major socio-cultural, political, and economic developments upon their lives; attitudes toward women’s social roles; and their diverse attempts to change their social, political, economic, and sexual status. 

453 Modern Western Culture (3)
Development of cultural and intellectual movements in the fine arts, literature, scholarship, political and economic thought, science, and social reform from the eighteenth century to the present. Emphasizes themes and problems of major significance. 

454 The Era of World War I, 1870-1918 (3)
Survey of the background, immediate causes, and the course of the First World War with stress on nationalism, the alliance system, imperialism, militarism, national aspirations, power rivalries, wartime operations, and peace plans. 

455 The Era of World War II, 1918-1945 (3)
The origins, immediate causes, and the course of World War II with emphasis on the peace settlement of 1919, revisionism, appeasement, diplomatic conflicts, military campaigns, and the foundations of the postwar world. 

456 The Cold War and Europe Since 1945 (3)
European origin of the Cold War and rebirth of a “new” but divided Europe with stress on East-West conflict, power blocs, international relations, and temporary decline of European influence; ideological, political, economic, and social development, including competition between Western and Sovietized Eastern Europe. 

458 Strategy and Diplomacy of the European Great Powers Since 1860 (3)
Examines, interprets, and evaluates British, German, Russian, French, Italian, and Austrian strategy and diplomacy—and economic, geographic, ideological, and military foundations of national power—focusing upon the “German Question,” Eurocentrism, imperialism, two world wars, renewed multipolarity, the European Community, and the Cold War. 

459 The Jews in Europe and the Middle East, 1098 to the Present (3)
Survey of the Jewish role in European and Middle Eastern history and society. Focus will be on the commonalities and differences between Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, and changing attitudes toward the Jewish community in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. 

461 Development of Greek Civilization (3)
Examination of Greek political institutions, society, religion, and intellectual life in the Hellenic and Hellenistic periods. Emphasizes the study of Greek forms of democracy and other contributions to Western civilization and culture. 

462 Development of Roman Civilization (3)
Political, social, and intellectual development of Rome from the beginning of the republic to approximately a.d. 500. Emphasizes the development of the characteristics of the Romans during the republic and the effect on them of Greek ideas and world domination. 

463 Medieval Civilization (3)
Political, social, and cultural developments of Europe from the late Roman Empire through the thirteenth century, with special emphasis on the history of medieval thought and art. Material covered in this course is basic for any further work in medieval history. 

464 Development of Byzantine Civilization (3)
Survey of the political, socioeconomic, and intellectual development of the Byzantine Empire from its beginnings to 1453, with special emphasis on Byzantine religious and cultural contributions and relations with the European and Muslim worlds. 

467 The Renaissance and Reformation, 1300-1600 (3)
Specialized study of the crises, changes, and cultural achievements of Europe in an age of transition. Emphasizes such major topics as the late medieval crises, Italian and northern Renaissance thought and art, the religious crisis of the sixteenth century, and political, social, and economic problems of Renaissance Europe. 

468 Magic, Witchcraft, and Science in the Early Modern World (3)
Interaction of magic and science from 1492-1859, focusing on church dogma and social control; class tensions between learned elites and witches; and the development of empirical inquiry. Galileo and Newton will be studied alongside European and American magic users. 

469 World Civilizations—Field Studies (3 or 6)
Studies in world civilizations—their history, art, economic life, educational systems, geography, industry, languages, music, and society—through varied travel programs. Advance reading and a summary paper complement each year's travel program and are required. With departmental approval, secondary social studies teacher-education students with a concentration in world civilization may apply 3 hours of credit to category 1, 2, or 4.
    A total of 6 hours of credit may be earned.

471 France Since 1815 (3)
Political, social, intellectual, and cultural development of modern France throughout the periods of revolution and reaction, imperial growth, and republican reform and stabilization. Emphasizes conflicts of state power and individual freedom, capitalism and socialism, and war and peace. 

472 France—The Classical Age, 1461-1715 (3)
Origins and development of French absolutism, classic culture, and society from the Spider King to the Sun King. Focuses on foundations of the ancient regime and its institutions—the monarchy, aristocracy, bourgeoisie, Gallican Catholicism—and France’s influence on Europe. 

473 French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Era, 1715-1815 (3)
Causes of the French Revolution—the great turning point of modern civilization—and revolutions in general. Stresses the development of nationalism, freedom of the individual, concentration of authority in the state, and the goal of national self-determination. 

475 Britain, 1485-1714 (3)
A survey of the political, social, and economic history of England in the Tudor and Stuart periods. Emphasizes the rise of the national state, religious conflicts, the development of the power of Parliament, and overseas exploration and colonization. 

476 Britain, 1714 to the Present (3)
Survey of the many major changes in British life from the Hanoverian period to the present—modernization of political institutions, evolution of the limited monarchy, industrialization and social conflict, effects of imperialism and recent wars, problems of government and society since World War II. 

477 Topics in English Constitutional History (3)
Selected topics concerning the constitutional history of England, such as the development of the kingship, the common law, Parliament, the Tudor and Stuart theories of government, the cabinet system, and political parties. 

481 Modern Germany (3)
Experiences of the German people during the critical periods of national unification under Bismarck, the First World War, changing cultural and intellectual life, the Hitler and Nazi era, World War II, and the recent division of West and East. 

482 Cultural History of the Celtic Peoples from Prehistory to the Present (3)
Surveys the cultural history of the six modern Celtic countries (Brittany, Cornwall, Ireland, Isle of Man, Scotland, and Wales) and their ancient continental forebears, including major political events, literature, social organization, and traditional oral culture. 

483 Irish History (3)
Covers all of Irish history from pre-Christian Celtic times to the present, including political events, literature (both oral and written), the role of language, music, folklore, and other elements of Irish cultural history. 

484 Southern Africa (3)
Explores the arrival of the Europeans in the southern tip of Africa from 1652 and focuses on the subsequent four centuries of colonial domination of much of the southern African continent. Also investigates Black, Indian, and colored resistance. 

486 Russian Civilization before 1917: From Kievan Rus to Imperial Russia (3)
Surveys the political, social, and cultural history of Russian civilization from its origins in the ninth century under the first political organization of the East Slavic tribes, known as Kievan Rus, to the collapse of the Russian Empire in March 1917. 

487 Soviet and Post-Soviet History (3)
Surveys the political, social, and cultural history of the Soviet Union within the broader context of events before and after the breakup of the USSR to the present. 

488 History of South Asia (3)
Descriptive and analytical survey of the subcontinent of South Asia, comprising India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka, from early times to the present. 

489 History of Southeast Asia (3)
History of the region from earliest times to the present, with special attention to the formation of the earliest civilizations; the influence of Indian, Chinese, and European cultures upon the people of Southeast Asia; and the processes of synthesis that have taken place within these civilizations through the centuries. 

491 Topics in Middle Eastern History (3)
Selected issues and problems in the Middle Eastern world since Muhammed. Topics may include the expansion of Islam, slavery in the Middle East, the economic and social history and the Ottoman empire, the Arab/Israeli dispute, and recent national and international crises. 

492 History of China to 1600 (3)
Descriptive and analytical survey of China’s history from earliest times to roughly a.d. 1600, with emphasis on the development of the dynastic tradition, Confucian-based society and culture, and China’s focal point status in the pre-1600 world order. 

493 History of Pre-modern Japan (3)
Analytical survey of pre-modern Japanese history to circa 1600, focusing on the ideological, political, social, economic, and cultural developments that build a foundation for the understanding of modern Japan. 

494 Selected Topics in Non-Western History (3)
Survey and investigation of a particular topic, problem, or issue in non-Western history with emphasis on topics, specialties, and materials not covered in other courses. Topics will be announced before each semester.
    A total of 6 hours of credit may be earned, but no more than 3 in any one semester or term.

495 Modern China, 1600 to the Present (3)
Descriptive and analytical survey with emphasis on China’s changing role as a member of the world community, its response to increased Western contacts, disintegration of traditional order, revolutionary changes through the Republic of China and the People’s Republic, and significant elements of contemporary Chinese society and culture. 

496 Modern Japan, 1600 to the Present (3)
Descriptive and analytical survey of political and economic developments, foreign policy, and social and cultural change in modern Japan with emphasis on conditions contributing to its rapid modernization, nationalist and expansionist movements, and dynamic postwar recovery. 

497 Selected Topics in European History (3)
Survey and investigation of a particular topic, problem, or issue in European history with emphasis on topics, specialties, and materials not covered in other courses. Topics will be announced before each semester.
    A total of 6 hours of credit may be earned, but no more than 3 in any one semester or term.

499 Selected Topics in American History (3)
Survey and investigation of a particular topic, problem, or issue in American history with emphasis on topics, specialties, and materials not covered in other courses. Topics will be announced before each semester.
    A total of 6 hours of credit may be earned, but no more than 3 in any one semester or term.

SOCIAL STUDIES (SS)

150 Introduction to Social Studies Education at the Secondary Level (3)
Introduction to teaching careers in social studies at the secondary level. Professionalism, teaching philosophy, job requirements, employment opportunities, state and national standards, beginning preparation for teacher licensure including initial steps in digital portfolio preparation, secondary school curricula, and the role of secondary education in the educational process are discussed. 
    Not open to students who have credit in EDSE 150. 
    Open only to social studies teaching majors. 

350 Teaching Social Studies in Junior High/Middle School (3)
Concentrates on the selection and application of specialized materials and methods appropriate for teaching social studies in junior high/middle schools. 
    Prerequisite: junior status. 
    Open only to social studies teaching majors. 

392 Teaching State/World Connections (3)
Methods and materials for helping students acquire the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed for teaching state/world connections. Uses content from the other courses in the concentration area. 
    Prerequisite: SS 397. 

395 Teaching Social Studies in Secondary Schools (3)
Theory and practice of teaching secondary school social studies. Emphasizes methodology, materials, and specific application in the secondary classroom. Includes introductory involvement in the teaching of social studies with a focus on rationale, planning, teaching, and evaluation. 
    Prerequisite: SS 350; 18 hours of credit in social science content courses; permission of the department chairperson. 
    Parallel: may be taken with or after (but not before) EDJH 385; EDSE 380. 
    Open only to social studies teaching majors. 

397 Teaching Social Studies in the Elementary School (3)
Materials and methods for teaching social studies, grades 1-6. Emphasizes social science concepts, behavioral objectives, teaching strategies, learning resources, attitudes and values, skill development, and program assessment. 

398 Teaching Social Studies in Early Childhood/Kindergarten–Grade 3 (3)
Materials and procedures for teaching social studies from early childhood through grade three. Emphasizes concepts, behavioral objectives, inquiry techniques, learning resources, individualizing instruction, value clarification, skill development, and program evaluation. Required for early childhood (birth-grade 3) program. 

450 Independent Study (1-3)
Directed study of special problems or research in social science education by individuals or groups of students. Topics to be investigated are chosen after consultation with an instructor with special competence in the area involved. 
    Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson. 
    A total of 3 hours of credit may be earned.

460 Student Teaching in History and the Social Sciences (3)
Provides an opportunity for student teachers in history and the social sciences to integrate the knowledge, skills, and dispositions developed in their prior content coursework, course work in history/social science education, and other course work in the professional education sequence. 
    Prerequisite: admission to student teaching. 
    Parallel: EDSE 460, 465.
    Open only to social studies teaching majors.