Department of History

Undergraduate

Undergraduate Program

Catalog description

Courses

  • 102 [H] Modern Europe 3 War, revolution, industrialization, culture 18th to 20th centuries; imperialism, democracy, and totalitarianism; Europe’s leaders Napoleon to Hitler; Post-WW II developments.
  • 105 [ROOT] The Roots of Contemporary Issues 3 Foundational freshman course that explores the deep historical roots of global contemporary issues relevant to students’ lives in the 21st century.
  • 110 [HUM] [S] American History to 1877 3 Social, economic, cultural history of British mainland colonies/United States to 1877.
  • 111 [S] American History Since 1877 3 Social, economic, cultural history of United States, 1877 to present.
  • 120 [DIVR] [A] World History I 3 Integrated study of political, social, cultural, economic, environmental and religious systems among peoples and civilization prior to 1500 CE.
  • 121 [HUM] [A] World History II 3 Integrated study of political, social, cultural, economic, environmental and religious systems among peoples and civilization after 1500 CE.
  • 205 [H,D] African American History 3 History of African Americans in the US with emphasis upon major themes of the Black experience. (Crosslisted course offered as CES 235, HISTORY 205, WOMEN ST 235).
  • 230 [HUM] [K] Latin America, The Colonial Period 3 Overview of the most significant events, social and ethnic groups, practices, and institutions of colonial Latin America.
  • 231 [HUM] [K] Latin America, The National Period 3 Analysis of challenges faced by Latin America in nation-building after independence throughout the nineteenth century, through case studies.
  • 300 [M] Writing about History 3 Course Prerequisite: Certified major in History; sophomore standing. Historical topics, use of sources, analytical thought, and precision in language.
  • 308 [K] North American Indian History, Precontact to Present 3 History of North American Indian peoples from circa 1350 to present. (Crosslisted course offered as HISTORY 308, CES 375).
  • 313 [S] Black Freedom Struggle 3 Historic exploration of black resistance focusing on nationwide movement that developed following World War II. (Crosslisted course offered as CES 335, HISTORY 313).
  • 314 (Effective through Spring 2013) [H,D] American Roots: Immigration, Migration, and Ethnic Identity 3 An analysis of immigration to migration within the US including political and social consequences and the experiences of ethnic groups since the early 19th century. (Crosslisted course offered as HISTORY 314, CES 304).
  • 314 [DIVR] [H,D] American Roots: Immigration, Migration, and Ethnic Identity 3 An analysis of immigration to migration within the US including political and social consequences and the experiences of ethnic groups since the early 19th century. (Crosslisted course offered as HISTORY 314, CES 304).
  • 315 Poverty and Policy in American History 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. Poverty in America and attempts to ameliorate it including race/ gender and poverty and poverty policy.
  • 322 [H,D] US Popular Culture Since 1930 3 Movies, radio, television, sports, music, and other popular arts in historical context.
  • 331 (Effective through Summer 2013) [K] Cultural History in Latin America 3 Social development of Blacks, Whites, and Indians in Latin America from the conquest to the modern era. 331 [HUM] [K] Latin American Cultural History 3 Analysis of the contact between Native Americans, Europeans, Africans, and others and the cultural ramifications that have ensued.
  • 335 [K] Women in Latin American History 3 Survey of women’s changing roles throughout Latin America from pre colonial to present. (Crosslisted course offered as HISTORY 335, WOMEN ST 335).
  • 340 [H] Ancient Greece 3 History and culture of pre Christian GREEK civilization.
  • 341 [H] Rome: Republic and Empire 3 History and culture of the Roman world from the independence of the city to the onset of the medieval order.
  • 342 [H] History of England to 1485 3 English history; intellectual and cultural development.
  • 370 [G] History of Ancient and Medieval India 3 Historical development to 1500 CE of states, religions, caste society, gender customs and social ecology in India. (Crosslisted course offered as HISTORY 370, ASIA 370).
  • 373 [G] Chinese Civilization 3 Growth of Chinese civilization from the dawn of history to the present. (Crosslisted course offered as HISTORY 373, ASIA 373).
  • 374 [G] Japanese Civilization 3 Overview of the evolution of Japanese culture and society from ancient times to the present. (Crosslisted course offered as HISTORY 374, ASIA 374).
  • 382 [S] Science in Western Civilization from Newton to Einstein 3 Development of modern science and its influence on Western culture and society.
  • 386 World War II in Europe 3 Causes for war; military operations; economic mobilization; social and cultural change; occupation and resistance; the Holocaust; the legacy of war.
  • 388 US and Vietnam 3 Course and consequences of US involvement in Indo-China, focusing on the causes and conduct of the US Vietnam conflict from 1945-1997.
  • 395 Topics in History 3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 hours. Analytical study of selected historical movements and events.
  • 398 [H,D] History of Women in the American West 3 The multicultural history of women in the west through women’s literature, archives, and oral history. (Crosslisted course offered as HISTORY 398, WOMEN ST 398).
  • 400 History in Media 3 Representation of historical people and events through different media e.g., text, film, video, and computers.
  • 409 [T] American Environmental History 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. A history of environmental change, ideas of nature, natural resource development, conservation politics, science and environmental policy.
  • 416 Civil War and Reconstruction 3 The Civil War as a problem in historical causation and social, political, and economic impact of the war. Credit not granted for both HISTORY 416 and HISTORY 516. Offered at 400 and 500 level.
  • 417 Rise of Modern America 3 Response to industrialism in the Gilded Age and the reform movements of Populism and Progressivism. Credit not granted for both HISTORY 417 and HISTORY 517. Offered at 400 and 500 level.
  • 418 United States, 1914-1945 3 America through World War I, cultural tensions of the Twenties, and the crises of Depression and WWII. Credit not granted for both HISTORY 418 and HISTORY 518. Offered at 400 and 500 level.
  • 419 United States, 1945-Present 3 International and domestic impact of the Cold War, era of McCarthyism, American aspirations, tensions and conflicts in the post-industrial era. Credit not granted for both HISTORY 419 and HISTORY 519. Offered at 400 and 500 level.
  • 421 The American West 3 Multicultural exploration of the frontier experience and western America; environment, economic development, gender, class and race emphasized. (Crosslisted course offered as HISTORY 421, WOMEN ST 421). Offered at 400 and 500 level.
  • 422 History of the Pacific Northwest 3 Political, social economic and environmental history of the Pacific Northwest. Fulfills the teaching certification requirement for Washington state history. Credit not granted for both HISTORY 422 and HISTORY 522. Offered at 400 and 500 level.
  • 425 [T] The City in History 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. Description and comparison of the city through history in European and one or more non-Western cultures.
  • 427 [M] Public History: Theory and Methodology 3 An introduction to the broad range of non-traditional careers in history. Credit not granted for both HISTORY 427 and HISTORY 527. Offered at 400 and 500 level. Cooperative course taught by WSU, open to UI students (HIST 404).
  • 436 [T] Imperialism in the Modern World 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. History of imperialism (colonial, economic, territorial, cultural) since 1800 as a global phenomenon.
  • 444 [T] The Renaissance 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. Political, cultural, and religious history of Europe, 1300-1500.
  • 445 The Reformation 3 Political, cultural, and religious history of Europe, 1500-1650.
  • 448 Modern Europe as Reflected In Art 3 Early Modern Europe as reflected in architecture and the visual arts.
  • 449 Europe and Two World Wars, 1914-1945 3 Political, intellectual, economic, and international aspects of European life during and between two world wars. Credit not granted for both HISTORY 449 and HISTORY 549. Offered at 400 and 500 level.
  • 450 [M] Europe Since 1945 3 Europe from the end of World War II to the present; the Cold War, European integration, social and intellectual life. Credit not granted for both HISTORY 450 and HISTORY 550. Offered at 400 and 500 level.
  • 454 Nationalism and National Conflict: Europe, 1870-1914 3 The rise of Europe to world predominance and the crisis of the European order. Credit not granted for both HISTORY 454 and HISTORY 554. Offered at 400 and 500 level.
  • 455 [T] The Great War 1914 – 1920 3 Political, social and cultural history of the first global war from the Sarajevo assassination through the post-war peace settlements.
  • 462 History of Imperial Russia 3 History and culture of Imperial Russia from Peter the Great to the 1905 revolution. (Crosslisted course offered as HISTORY 462, RUSSIAN 462). Offered at 400 and 500 level.
  • 463 [M] History of the Soviet Union 3 The Russian revolutions and the Soviet regime: 1905 to the present. (Crosslisted course offered as HISTORY 463, RUSSIAN 463). Offered at 400 and 500 level.
  • 466 [T] History of the Cold War, 1944-present 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. Exploration of the 50 year cold conflict between the US and USSR and its political, social, economic, and cultural consequences for the world.
  • 468 Hitler and Nazi Germany 3 Origins and rise of Nazism; state, society and culture in the Third Reich; Nazi racial ideology; world war; the Holocaust. Credit not granted for both HISTORY 468 and HISTORY 568. Offered at 400 and 500 level.
  • 469 [M] Seminar in History 3 May be repeated for credit. Course Prerequisite: HISTORY 300 with a C or better; certified major in History.
  • 472 [M] The Middle East Since World War I 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. Developments in the Middle East since World War I including nationalism, fundamentalism, and revolution. (Crosslisted course offered as HISTORY 472, ASIA 472). Offered at 400 and 500 level.
  • 473 [T] The Middle East and the West 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. East-west tensions in the context of historical relations between the Middle East and West Europe since the rise of Islam. (Crosslisted course offered as HISTORY 473, ASIA 473).
  • 476 [M] Revolutionary China, 1800 to Present 3 Continuity and change in the political, social, cultural and economic experience of China since 1800. (Crosslisted course offered as HISTORY 476, ASIA 476, POL S 476). Offered at 400 and 500 level.
  • 480 Methods of Teaching Social Studies 3 Course Prerequisite: Certified major in History or Social Studies. Methods, resources, selection of content, past and present issues in social studies education.
  • 494 [T] Global Environmental History 3 Historical dynamics of human communities and their ecological settings.
  • 496 Topics in American Studies 3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 9 hours. Same as AMER ST 596. Offered at 400 and 500 level.
  • 497 Seminar 3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 hours.
  • 498 History Internship V 1-12 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 12 hours. Course Prerequisite: Certified major or minor in History. Participation as intern in public or private sectors. Credit not granted for both HISTORY 498 and HISTORY 598. Offered at 400 and 500 level.
  • 499 Special Problems V 1-4 May be repeated for credit. Independent study conducted under the jurisdiction of an approving faculty member; may include independent research studies in technical or specialized problems; selection and analysis of specified readings; development of a creative project; or field experiences. S, F grading.