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History

Course Code
HIST 317  Credits
Title Medieval Europe 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description An analysis of European history from 500 to 1450, focusing on the political, social, religious, and intellectual trends of the period. The early Germanic kingdoms, the medieval papacy, feudal relations, the expansion of towns and commerce, and the rise of national monarchies will receive particular emphasis. 



Course Code
HIST 319  Credits
Title Early Modern Europe 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Examines the transition from medieval to modern Europe between 1450 and 1750. The Renaissance and Reformation, European overseas expansion, the Scientific Revolution and Enlightenment, and the rise of the modern state, culture, and economies will receive particular emphasis. 



Course Code
HIST 321  Credits
Title History of Britain I 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Survey from Neolithic settlement to 1714, with emphasis on the legacies of Britain's various settlers, the development of parliament as an institution, the relationship between England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales, the Reformation and early colonization. (Same as LGST 321



Course Code
HIST 322  Credits
Title History of Britain II 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Survey from 1714 to the present, with emphasis on the formation of the British Empire, industrialization, social and political reform movements and decolonization and political devolutions of the late 20th century. 



Course Code
HIST 323  Credits
Title Nineteenth Century European History 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Covering the French Revolution to the outbreak of WWI, this course focuses on the major powers of Europe (France, Germany, Britain, Austria-Hungary, Italy and Russia), with emphasis on the development of key concepts such as industrialization, mass society, the concert of nations, social reform and nationalism. 



Course Code
HIST 324  Credits
Title Twentieth Century Europe 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Europe's transition from imperial powers to the formation of the European Union, including both World Wars, the development, rise and decline of fascism and communism as state ideologies, the modern European welfare state, economic reorganization and ethnic conflict in contemporary Europe. Same as INTL 324



Course Code
HIST 334  Credits
Title Latin America 
Lasc Area
  • Goal 5
  • Goal 8
 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Writing Intensive Yes  
Description Major trends in Latin America in the 19th and 20th centuries. MnTC Goals 5 and 8. 



Course Code
HIST 336  Credits
Title History of Mexico 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description An examination of the major themes in the development of the Mexican nation with the emphasis on the period since independence. 



Course Code
HIST 337  Credits
Title Peru and the World 
Lasc Area Goal 8  
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Peru's interaction with the world. Major emphases include the Inca empire, Spanish Conquest, the Guano Age, and Peru as a tourist destination. Course includes a trip to Lima, Cuzco, and Machu Picchu over spring break. MnTC Goal 8. 



Course Code
HIST 346  Credits
Title Modern China 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description China from the late Qing period to the present with emphasis on the revolutionary movement and attempts at modernization. 



Course Code
HIST 347  Credits
Title Modern Japan 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Japan from the Tokugawa period to the present. Focuses on the course of modern transformation: seclusion, industrialization, militarism, reform and reemergence as an economic superpower. 



Course Code
HIST 350  Credits
Title Women in European History 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description The historical experience of European women as a force in politics, in economic and familial roles, in organized religion and in cultural life, and with special emphasis on the "woman question". Same as WS 350



Course Code
HIST 359  Credits
Title Colonial America 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description This course is a study of the age of exploration and the establishment of the North American colonies. Emphasis will be given to the British colonies of the western hemisphere, but the course will also include those colonies of other nations as they affect American growth and development. It will include a broad treatment of social, political, economic, and intellectual forces to 1763. 



Course Code
HIST 360  Credits
Title Revolutionary America 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description A survey of rising British colonial protest after 1763, the subsequent war for American independence, and the ultimate establishment of the U.S. constitutional system by 1789. 



Course Code
HIST 361  Credits
Title Antebellum America 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description This course will focus on the competing economic systems of developing northern merchant capitalism and southern slavery and examine the impact of these two systems on the politics, social relations, and culture of every day Americans in the antebellum (1790-1848) period. 



Course Code
HIST 362  Credits
Title Civil War and Reconstruction 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description A survey of Civil War and Reconstruction periods in American history examining the causes and consequences in social, political, military and constitutional areas. 



Course Code
HIST 363  Credits
Title Gilded Age and Progressive Era 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Designed to fulfill an upper-level U.S. history requirement for History and Social Studies majors, this course surveys the history of the United States from roughly 1877 to 1920, a period of western settlement, industrialization, massive immigration, and the rise of cities. These developments involved wrenching changes, and the course will examine the problems that were created and the efforts of reformers to address those problems. 



Course Code
HIST 366  Credits
Title Constitutional History of the United States to 1865 
Prerequisite HIST 121 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description The origins and development of the American Constitution from Colonial times to the beginning of the industrial age. 



Course Code
HIST 369  Credits
Title The United States in Vietnam, 1945-1975 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description A survey of the causes, conduct, and consequences of America's longest war. The political, military, and social aspects of United States involvement with Vietnam will be studied. Satisfies the North American area in the History and Social Studies majors. 



Course Code
HIST 372  Credits
Title Natural Disasters 
Lasc Area
  • Goal 5
  • Goal 10
 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Writing Intensive Yes  
Description This class is a research-seminar style course that surveys the history of natural disasters (earthquakes, floods, tornadoes, etc.), throughout history, focusing on the political, economic, and social causes and effects of disasters. The class will engage in an in-depth case study of one disaster, requiring students to do extensive primary and secondary source research, present their findings at the Student Academic Conference, and in class to their peers. MnTC Goal 5 and 10.