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History

Course Code
HIST 373  Credits
Title Monsoon Asia: People and the Environment 
Lasc Area
  • Goal 5
  • Goal 10
 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description An introduction to the environmental history of South, East and Southeast Asia with emphasis on the modern period. Topics include the environmental factor in the fall of the Indus and Huanghe Civilizations, unsustainable development in traditional Asian societies, impacts of imperialism on the Asian environment, consequences of industrialization, and contemporary environmental issues. MnTC Goal 5 and 10. 



Course Code
HIST 374  Credits
Title Plagues & Peoples: Disease and the Environment 
Lasc Area
  • Goal 5
  • Goal 10
 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Writing Intensive Yes  
Description This course introduces the student to the complex and interdependent relationship humans have with disease and the environment. We have long recognized the environment in which we live and work plays a key role in our physical health. To help us understand our modern social, medical, and political response to epidemic disease, we will examine the ways epidemics have taxed economic, religious, and political resources through time. Additionally, we will look at ways society reacted to epidemic disease, and how the medical community evolved to meet this threat. MnTC Goal 5 and 10. 



Course Code
HIST 375  Credits
Title Women in United States History 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Women's experiences in the family, work, religion, reform, and the women's rights and feminist movements; seeks to understand women's issues in historical perspective. 



Course Code
HIST 377  Credits
Title African-Americans in U.S. History 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description The historical experience of African Americans from slavery to the present; how American society has oppressed African Americans and how they have struggled against that oppression, with particular emphasis on organized resistance in the era of the Civil Rights movement. 



Course Code
HIST 379  Credits
Title Environmental History 
Lasc Area
  • Goal 5
  • Goal 10
 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Writing Intensive Yes  
Description This course is a study of the history of humankind's interactions with the environments focusing on the past 500 years. Special attention will be paid to the non-Western world. Topics include global interconnectedness and the spread of disease, the relationship between trade, modern economics, and sustainable development, natural disasters, and the rise of the ecological movement. MnTC Goal 5 and 10. 



Course Code
HIST 383  Credits
Title Ancient Near East I (Greece) 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description This course examines the politics, culture, and society of the Ancient Near East (c.3000 BCE-c.300 BCE) including Persia, Mesopotamia, Egypt and surrounding areas. The course will outline the political narrative while featuring, myth, religion, gender, architecture and art. Using both secondary and primary sources, the course will also trace the achievements of Alexander the Great. 



Course Code
HIST 384  Credits
Title Ancient Near East II (Rome) 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description This multi-faceted course examines the cultural, political, spiritual, intellectual, and social-economic developments of the ancient Near East, including the Hellenistic World, Persia, North Africa and Rome c. 300 BCE-600 CE. Special topics include politics, empire building, religious cults, Christianization of the late Roman Empire, textual and material sources for the conversion of Constantine, architecture and gender in the Roman world. 



Course Code
HIST 385  Credits
Title History of Christianity 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description This course surveys the theological, political and cultural history of Mediterranean Christianity c. 4 BCE-400 CE. The semester is divided into five units: the historical Jesus, Paul, Patristics, Asceticism & Heresy, and Early Christian Rome. Other themes include: women, angels, sacred space, martyrdom and sanctity. 



Course Code
HIST 390  Credits 1-4 
Title Topics in History 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description This is an upper division topical course and may be repeated when the topic varies. 



Course Code
HIST 397  Credits 1-4 
Title Independent Study 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Independent Study in History 



Course Code
HIST 420  Credits
Title History of Drugs 
Lasc Area
  • Goal 5
  • Goal 9
 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Writing Intensive Yes  
Description This class surveys the history of drugs, broadly understood as any non-food substance that causes a temporary physical and/or psychological change in the consumer’s body. This class focuses on the moral, legal, social, political, cultural, and economic history of several different substances (tobacco, chocolate, marijuana, alcohol, cocaine, opium, and steroids, among others) throughout history. MnTC Goal 5 and 9.  



Course Code
HIST 440  Credits
Title Secondary Social Studies Instruction 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Writing Intensive Yes  
Description Concentrates on the designing of instructional units for middle school and high school social studies' classrooms. A variety of instructional resources, teaching methodologies, and assessment techniques will be explored. 



Course Code
HIST 469  Credits 1-12 
Title Internship 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description History majors gain on-the-job experience in a supervised situation with cooperating private or public agencies. A maximum of 12 internship credits may be applied to the degree. 



Course Code
HIST 490  Credits 1-3 
Title Topics in History 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description This is a Senior level topics course and may be repeated as topic varies. 



Course Code
HIST 492  Credits 3-4 
Title Senior Seminar 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Writing Intensive Yes  
Description Problems in history for advanced students. 



Course Code
HIST 497  Credits 1-3 
Title Independent Study 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Directed readings and discussion on particular topics agreed upon by instructor and student.