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History

Women's College

Overview
Major
Approved Program for Secondary Certification in Social Studies/History (Dual Certification)
Approved Program for Secondary Certification in History
Pre-Museum Studies
Minor
History Four-Year Plan
History/Social Studies Four-Year Plan
Pre-Museum Studies Four-Year Plan
Course Decsriptions

Anne E. Henderson, Ph.D., Chair
E. Susan Barber, Ph.D.
Therese Marie Dougherty, SSND, Ph.D. (Joint appointment with language department)
Alison Dray-Novey, Ph.D.
David G. Hoovler, Ph.D.
Angela Ruocco, J.D, M.A.

The history/political science department of the School of Arts and Sciences offers a major and minor in history to students in the Women's College. Students may also prepare for secondary certification in social studies/history (dual certification) or history. History and political science provide an important bridge between the humanities and the social sciences. Together they invite students to develop a wide perspective on humanity and its institutions in the past, the present and the future. They also offer students a rich variety of career preparations, either in specific pre-professional school programs or in academic, public or private sector opportunities. Graduates are employed by such agencies as the U.S. Department of State, the Library of Congress, Baltimore County Public Schools, the Department of Energy Office of Policy and International Affairs and the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration. Graduates have completed advanced degrees at institutions such as George Washington University, American University, the University of London, Yale University, Cambridge University and The Johns Hopkins University.

A student's program in history is based on our belief that the discipline is among the best preparations one can have for professional school, such as law school, or careers in the public or private sector. Both government and businesses seek employees who can write, think and solve problems. This program develops those skills. The program in history begins with the provocative question, "What is history?" To answer this, we encourage our students to analyze, evaluate and interpret events of the past and make sense of them in the present. We also advise majors to elect courses in the social sciences, the humanities and the fine arts to gain a fuller understanding of the total cultural environment of an historical period as well as the relationship between history and other disciplines. Other opportunities for broadening a student's program include independent study, directed readings and internships in career-related fields—all of which are available through individual counseling with the departmental advisor. The department also sponsors a chapter of Phi Alpha Theta (Nu Pi) for students who meet the requirements of this national honor society in history.

The following courses will fulfill the general education requirement in history: HIS-101, 103, 104, 203, 207, 208, 209, 211, 214, 218, 221, 222, 231, 252, 261, 303, 308, 309, 310, 316, 317, 319, 320, 323, 325, 328, 330, 331, 332, 335, 337, 338, 340, 350, 352, 355, 370, 372, 373, 401, 402, 404 and 410.

History courses which satisfy the general education requirement in cross-cultural studies: HIS-207, 209, 211, 214, 222, 231, 252, 290, 317, 320, 325, 328, 330, 331, 332, 335, 337, 338, 370.

History courses which satisfy the general education requirement in gender studies: HIS-261, 303, 309, 323, 350, 352, 355, 402.

HIS/POL 290 satisfies requirements for both gender and cross cultural studies.

Students must earn a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 in all courses taken to complete the requirements of the history major.

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Programs of Study

Major in History

Required courses (Credits)
HIS-101 Dynamics of History (3)
HIS-456 Junior/Senior Seminar in History (3)
Choose one of the following (3)
HIS-221 Early Modern Europe
HIS-222 Europe, 1848-Present
HIS-337 Imperial Russia
HIS-338 Russia Since 1917
One of the following (3)
HIS-211 Introduction to East Asian Civilization
HIS-331 Modern China
HIS-335 Modern Japan
One of the following (3)
HIS-252 Latin American History and Politics
HIS-328 Post-Colonial Africa

HIS-200 Genocide

HIS-290 Women in Islamic Societies

One of the following (3)
HIS-261 Winning the Vote: The History of Women's Suffrage in America
HIS-303 Women in the Ancient World
HIS-2xx Women in American History
HIS-323 Black Women in American History
HIS-350 Harlots and Helpmates: The History of Women in Europe, 1750-1945
HIS-352 Honors: Educating Women in the U.S.
HIS-355 Women and Work: The American Experience

One of the following (3)

HIS-208 US 1900-1945

HIS-2XX US 1945-Present

HIS-2xx American Presidency

HIS 404 US Foreign Policy

Four additional history courses of student's choice ; at least two of these must be at the 300/400-level (15)

One political science course in addition to the general education requirement in social science (3)

Internship/study abroad/study tour (3)

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Approved Program for Secondary Certification in Social Studies/History (Dual Certification)  

HIS-101 Dynamics of History (3)
HIS-456 Junior/Senior Seminar in History (3)
One of the following (3)
HIS-207 Ethnic Groups in America
HIS-317 The African American Experience
HIS-2xx Women in American History
HIS-323 Black Women in American History
One of the following (3)
HIS-221 Early Modern Europe
HIS-222 Europe, 1848-Present
One of the following (3)
HIS-203 Colonial America
HIS-208 The United States, 1900-1945
HIS-2xx The United States, 1945 to the Present

One of the following (3)

HIS-211 Introduction to East Asian Civilization

HIS-252 Latin American History

HIS-290 Women in Islamic Societies
HIS-328 Post-Colonial Africa
HIS-331 Modern China
HIS-335 Modern Japan
One other 300/400-level history course of the student's choice (3)
POL-101 Introduction to Politics   
POL-201 American Politics in Comparative Perspective   
ECO-211 Introduction to Macroeconomics   
ECO-212 Introduction to Microeconomics   
SOC-101 Introductory Sociology   
GEO-206 Geography of the Major Regions of the World   
Two of the following, at least one of which must be a history course (6)
HIS-2xx The American Presidency

HIS-200 Genocide

HIS 160 Introduction to Peace and Justice
POL-351 Problems of Developing Nations
POL-401 Political and Economic Globalization
POL-440 Global Issues

Note: 4 of the courses (12 credits) taken to fulfill major requirements must be at the 300/400 level.

Professional education courses offered by the education department for secondary certification are listed within the education program listing.

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Approved Program for Secondary Certification in History    

HIS-101 Dynamics of History (3)
HIS-456 Junior/Senior Seminar in History (3)
One of the following (3)
HIS-221 Early Modern Europe
HIS-222 Europe, 1848-Present

One of the following (3)
HIS-211 Introduction to East Asian Civilization
HIS-331 Modern China
HIS-335 Modern Japan
One of the following (3)

HIS-252 Latin American History and Politics

HIS-328 Post Colonial Africa

HIS-290 Women in Islamic Societies
One of the following (3)
HIS-203 Colonial America
HIS-208 The United States, 1900-1945
HIS-2xx The United States, 1945 to the Present

Four other history courses of the student's choice (12)

Five social science courses of the student's choice (one in each of the following): economics, geography, political science, psychology or sociology (15)

Note: 4 of the history courses (12 credits) taken to fulfill major requirements must be at the 300/400 level.

Professional education courses offered by the education department for secondary certification are listed within the education program listings.

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History: Pre-Museum Studies   

HIS-101 Dynamics of History (3)
HIS-456 Junior/ Senior Seminar in History (3)
HIS-465 Readings: Pre-Museum Studies (3)
ART-120 Art of Europe and the Near East and ART-121 Art of Europe and the United States (6)
ART-412 Studies in American Art (3)
One other art history course (3)
One U.S. history course (3)
One non-western history course (3)
Three other history courses; two of these courses must be at the 300/400 level (9)
Two museum internships (6-8)

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Minor in History

The department also offers a minor in history consisting of a minimum of 18 credits of course work in history.
Students who wish to minor should consult the department chair.
HIS-101 Dynamics of History or HIS-456 Junior/Senior Seminar in History is required.

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History Four-Year Plan

Sample program of study for the history major. Students should select courses with the assistance of a faculty advisor.

Fall Spring 
First year      
NDMU-100 Perspectives in Education 3 HIS-101 Dynamics of History 3
ENG-101 College Writing 3 HIS-Elective 3
Social Science 3 Fine Arts 3
Natural Science 3 MAT-215 Statistics 3
Foreign Language 3 Philosophy or Religious Studies (200) 3
[15 credits]   [15 credits]  
Second year      
HIS-Latin American History 3 HIS-Asian History 3
HIS-European History 3 HIS-Women's History 3
Philosophy or Religious Studies (200) 3 Philosophy or Religious Studies (300) 3
Physical Education 1 English Literature 3
General Education/Electives 6 COM-106 Fundamentals of Oral Communication 3
[16 credits]   [15 credits]  
Third year      
Study Abroad including at least one HIS-elective   HIS-African History 3
[15 credits]   Social Science course 3
    General Education/Electives 3
    HIS-Electives 6
    [15 credits]  
Fourth year      
HIS-Electives 6 HIS-Junior/Senior Seminar 3
General Education/Electives 9 HIS-Elective 3
[15 credits]   General Education/Electives 9
    [15 credits]  

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History/Social Studies Certification Four-Year Plan

Sample program of study for the history major with social studies certification. Students should select courses with the assistance of a faculty advisor.

Fall Spring 
First year      
NDMU-100 Perspectives in Education 3 HIS-101 Dynamics of History 3
ENG-101 College Writing 3 HIS-221/222 Europe 3
POL-101 Introduction to Politics 3 POL 201 American Politics in Comparative Perspective 3
COM-106 Fundamentals of Oral Communication 3 GEO-206 Geography 3
Foreign Language 3 Philosophy or Religious Studies (200) 3
[15 credits]   [15 credits]  
Second year      
MAT-215 Statistics 3 HIS-207/309/317/323 3
HIS-(U.S. History) 3 HIS-(World History) 3
ECO-211 Macroeconomics 3 ECO-212 Microeconomics 3
Physical Education 1 English Literature 3
Natural Science  4 Philosophy or Religious Studies (300) 3
Philosophy or Religious Studies (200) 3 [15 credits]  
[17 credits]      
Third year      
EDU-376 Clinical Field Experience Secondary 3 SOC-101 Introduction to Sociology 3
Option B (I) see catalog 3 Option B (II) 3
EDU-301 Education Psychology 3 PSY-203 Child/Adol Psych 3
HIS-elective 3 EDU-344 Reading/Writing Secondary School  3
General Education/Elective 3 Philosophy/Religious Studies (300) 3
[15 credits]   [15 credits]  
Fourth year      
Student Teaching   EDU-402 American Education Historical Perspective 3
[16 credits]   SPE-326 Introduction to Special Education 3
    HIS-456 Junior/Senior Seminar in History 3
    General Education/Electives 6
    [15 credits]  

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History — Pre-Museum Four-Year Plan

Sample program of study for the history—pre-museum major. Students should select courses with the assistance of a faculty advisor.

Fall Spring 
First year      
NDMU-100 Perspectives in Education 3 HIS-101 Dynamics of History 3
ENG-101 College Writing 3 ART-121 Western Art II 3
ART-120 Western Art I 3 MAT-215 Statistics 3
Natural Science 3 Philosophy or Religious Studies (200) 3
Foreign Language 3 General Education/Electives 3
[15 credits]   [15 credits]  
Second year      
HIS-U.S. History elective 3 Art History Elective 3
English Literature 3 COM-106 Fundamentals of Oral Communication 3
Philosophy or Religious Studies (200) 3 Philosophy or Religious Studies (300) 3
HIS-elective 3 General Education/Electives 6
General Education/Elective 3 Physical Education 1
[15 credits]   [16 credits]  
Third year      
Recommend Study Abroad or   HIS-465 Directed Readings: Pre-Museum Studies 3
HIS Non-western elective 3 Social Science 3
General Education/Electives 9 General Education/Elective 6
Philosophy or Religious Studies (300) 3 Internship 3
[15 credits]   [15 credits]  
Fourth year      
ART-412 Studies in American Art 3 HIS-456 Junior/Senior Seminar in History 3
HIS Elective 3 Internship II 3
General Education/Electives 9 General Education/Electives 9
[15 credits]   [16 credits]  

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Courses

GEO-206 Geography of the Major Regions Of the World

Surveys the different regions of the world with a focus on the dynamic relationships among them. Considers physical, demographic, ethnic and economic differences. A requirement for elementary education/liberal studies students. [ 3 credits ]

HIS-101 Dynamics of History

Introduces students to analysis of primary sources and to key aspects of critical thinking in history. Offers the opportunity to do history by exploring and interpreting print and online primary sources. Students consider the same historical materials as primary source, as written historical account (secondary source) and as film. A final project is an oral history interview. Fulfills general education requirement in history. [ 3 credits ]

HIS-103 Ancient World

Concentrates on providing an overview of the birth, contributions and decline of classical civilization. Focuses on political, social, cultural and intellectual history of Greece and Rome. Fulfills general education requirement in history. [ 3 credits ]

HIS-104 Early Europe: 800-1648

Concentrates on the cultural and institutional development of European self-consciousness as separate from its Greco-Roman origins. Emphasizes the development of European city-states and a divided Christianity. Fulfills the general education requirement in history. [ 3 credits ]

HIS-160 Introduction to Peace Studies

This is an introduction to peace and justice studies. The course focuses on negative peace (i.e., eliminating direct violence, including war) as well as positive peace building (fostering an equitable economic system and ecological balance). The course analyzes the roots of violence and inequity as well antidotes to these problems. Fulfills general education requirement in cross-cultural studies and history. [3 credits]

HIS-200 Hrs: To Break the Killing Machine: Understanding, Preventing, and Overcoming Genocide

Examines the nature, causes and consequences of genocide in order to understand the possibilities and challenges of preventing genocidal violence in the future. The course introduced students to the controversies surrounding the definition and analysis of genocide. It begins with the contested question of what constitutes genocide, and how genocide stands apart from other forms of mass violence such as ethnic cleansing and massacres. The course then considers several approaches to theorizing the causes of genocide. In addition, we analyze the challenges of identifying potentially genocidal situations before the killing begins and of intervening to prevent and stop genocides. The course also studies processes of reconciliation in societies that have experienced, or teetered on, the brink of genocide. Using scholarly texts, works of fiction and films, we explore issues of causation, intervention and healing in cases including the colonial genocides of indigenous populations, the Holocaust, Rwanda, Cambodia, Bosnia, Kosovo, the Iraqi Kurds and Darfur. Ultimately, the course asks students to decide whether genocide is an inevitable scourge of the human condition or a tragic aberration that humanly has the power to transcord. [3 credits]

HIS-203 Colonial America

Examines the development of the British colonies in North America into autonomous entities. Accounts for their rebellion from Britain and considers the establishment of the new nation. Fulfills general education requirement in history. [ 3 credits ]

HIS-207 Ethnic Groups in America

Analyzes the American social fabric by examining the experiences of several ethnic groups, including?but not limited to?Native Americans, Asian and European immigrants, Hispanic Americans and African Americans. Fulfills general education requirement in history and cross-cultural studies. [ 3 credits ]

HIS-208 The United States:1900-1945

Examines the transformation of the United States into an industrial-urban state and the impact of reform movements on American politics and life. Considers the rise of the United States as a world power. Fulfills general education requirement in history. [ 3 credits ]

HIS-211 Introduction to East Asian Civilization

Focuses on major stages in the development of Chinese civilization from earliest times to about 1850. Also discusses the history of peoples who received their higher culture from China, such as the Japanese, and of nomadic groups that interacted with the Chinese over many centuries, such as the Mongols. Fulfills general education requirement in history and cross-cultural studies. [ 3 credits ]

HIS-221 Early Modern Europe

Examines European history from the Renaissance to the French Revolution (ca. 1350-1800) in an investigation of the following question: Why and how did the modern world originate in previously backward Europe? Stresses use of primary sources. Fulfills general education requirement in history. [ 3 credits ]

HIS-222 Europe: 1848 to Present

Examines the political and intellectual zenith of Europe in the 19th century and its decline during the two World Wars. We emphasize the changing intellectual outlook: imperialism, right- and left-wing totalitarianism, socialism, the formation of the European Union, the fall of communist governments in the east and current immigration problems. Fulfills general education requirement for history and cross-cultural studies. [ 3 credits ]

HIS-231 Honors: Traditional Japan Through Literature and Art

Introduces students to pre-modern Japan (ca. 600-1800 CE) by means of highly evocative literature in excellent English translations. Approaches these readings as reflections of successive historical eras, as literature of universal appeal, and as examples of the development of Japanese aesthetics. Prerequisite: Morrissy scholar or permission. Fulfills general education requirements in history and cross- cultural studies. [3 credits]

HIS-252 Latin American History and Politics

Analyzes the history or Latin America from pre-Columbian times to the present, navigating through colonialism, independence, the formation of nations, military and personal dictatorships, to current imperfect democracies. The course reviews the economic swings between protectionism and neo-liberalism, and studies how different countries deal with income inequality, race, environmental issues, the changing role of women, cultural differences, and the role of religion. Case studies will focus on Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Chile, Venezuela, and Cuba. Fulfills general education requirements in history and cross- cultural studies. [ 3 credits ]

HIS-261 Winning the Vote: The History of Women's Suffrage in America

Uses primary and secondary sources to examine the struggle for women's suffrage from the colonial period to the 20th century. Focuses on suffrage leaders and the strategies they implemented to secure the right to vote for American women, with attention paid to racial and class differences. Fulfills general education requirements in history and gender studies. [ 3 credits ]

HIS-290 Women in Islamic Societies

Examines the historical development and current realities of women's political, cultural, and economic roles in Islamic societies. The course explores the diversity of women's roles in Muslim countries in Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East, africa, and Asia. It examines how women have influenced, and been affected by, international trends such as the spread of democracy, the rise of religious fundamentalism, and the process of globalization. Students learn how Muslim women have defined themselves, and been defined, in the realms of political/social activism, work, the arts and culture, and the family. In addition, students critically analyze Western perceptions and stereotypes of Muslim women and their lives. Fulfills general education requirement in history, cross-cultural and gender studies. [ 3 credits ]

HIS-2xx Women in American History

Surveys the historical significance of women's changing roles in American society from the colonial period to the present. Emphasizes differences on the basis of race, class and region. Fulfills general education requirements in history and gender studies. [ 3 credits ]

HIS-2xx The United States, 1945 to the Present

Examines the United States since World War II with a focus on the origins and longevity of the Cold War, the war in Vietnam, and the social and political upheaval of the 1960s and 1970s. Fulfills general education requirement in history. [ 3 credits ]

HIS-2xx The American Presidency

Examines presidential power, presidential elections, foreign and domestic policy, presidential decision-making, and relations with Congress with historic and contemporary examples. Fulfills general education requirement in history. [ 3 credits ]

HIS-303 Women in the Ancient World

Examines the contributions of women to the making of the ancient world through a study of their lives and writings. Looks briefly at women in Mesopotamia and Egypt; then focuses primarily on women in ancient Greece and Rome. Fulfills general education requirements in history and gender studies. [ 3 credits ]

HIS-317 The African American Experience

Examines the experiences of African Americans in the United States from the 17th century to the civil rights movement of the mid-20th century. Fulfills general education requirements in history and cross-cultural studies. [ 3 credits ]

HIS-320 The African Diaspora

Examines the historical experiences of Africans in the African Diaspora with a focus on the international dimensions and commonalities. Concentrates attention on the creation and definition of the African Diaspora, the chronology of significant events in Diaspora history, and the struggle by Africans to obtain social, political and economic equality in their respective global locations. Fulfills general education requirements in history and cross-cultural studies. [ 3 credits ]

HIS-323 Black Women in American History

Examines the historical experiences of African American women from the colonial period to the present. Focuses on the impact of race, culture and ethnicity; the chronology of significant events in African American women's history; significant contributions by African American women; and the struggle for social, political and economic equality. Fulfills general education requirements in history and gender studies. [ 3 credits ]

HIS-325 Revolution and Terrorism

Traces the causes, patterns and outcomes of the French, Russian, Cuban and Iranian Revolutions, and analyzes the similarities and differences between revolutionary movements and guerrilla and terrorist groups. The course looks at the ideological, ethnic and religious terrorist groups with a special emphasis on religious terrorism and its worldwide impact. Fulfills general education requirements in history and cross-cultural studies. [ 3 credits ]

HIS-328 Post-Colonial Africa

Focuses on helping students understand the socioeconomic, political and cultural development of Africa in the post-colonial era. Students examine the struggle for and acquisition of independence from European powers, the experiences of early post-colonial regimes, and the threat of post-colonialism. Fulfills general education requirements in history and cross-cultural studies. [ 3 credits ]

HIS-330 European Foreign Relations Since 1815

Examines European diplomatic relations from the Congress of Vienna to the present. The course will focus on the major 19th century events as well as World War I, World War II, the Cold War and the post-Cold War periods. Fulfills general education requirements for history and cross-cultural studies. [ 3 credits ]

HIS-331 Modern China

Illuminates today?s China by examining central themes in the modern revolution there, from 1850 to the present time. Focuses also on fundamental social and political change as human experience in Chinese literature and autobiographical writing. Fulfills general education requirements in history and cross-cultural studies. [ 3 credits ]

HIS-332 The First Emperor's Tomb: History, Art and Archaeology

Examines the fascinating evidence from the tomb of China's first emperor (reigned 221-210 BCE) from the perspectives of history, art and archaeology. Reading and discussion draw upon thousands of computerized images and hours of recorded interviews with scholars. Fulfills general education requirements in history and cross-cultural studies. [ 3 credits ]

HIS-335 Modern Japan

Studies the modern transformation of Japan from the mid-19th century to the present day. Focuses especially on distinctive patterns of Japanese society and their influence on modernization, characteristics of Japanese cultural identity vis-?-vis the West, key factors in Japan's economic life and problems in Japanese-American relations. Fulfills general education requirements in history and cross-cultural studies. [ 3 credits ]

HIS-337 Imperial Russia

Examines Russian history  from the beginnings of Westernization under Peter the Great to the outbreak of World War I (1700 to 1914). Fulfills general education requirements in history and cross-cultural studies. [ 3 credits ]

HIS-338 Russia Since 1917

Examines major problems of interpretation in the history of the Russian Revolution and the Soviet Union. Focuses especially on the fall of the Soviet Union and its aftermath in Russia and the independent states. Addresses cultural as well as political and economic issues. Fulfills general education requirements in history and cross-cultural studies. [ 3 credits ]

HIS-340 History of the Holocaust

Uses original and secondary sources to examine the history of the Holocaust and imparts skills and strategies for teaching this history to elementary school students. Satisfies the history requirement in the CAUS elementary education major. [ 3 credits ]

HIS-345 Transform of Middle East

HIS-350 Harlots and Helpmates: The History of Women in Europe, 1750-1945

Examines the changing relationship of European women to the family, the workplace and the state during the 19th and 20th centuries. Places particular emphasis on French and English women. Fulfills general education requirements in history and gender studies. [ 3 credits ]

HIS-352 Honors: Educating Women in the United States

Examines women's education from the colonial period through the mid-20th century. Pays particular attention to the contributions of key educators and on the ways race, class, ethnicity and gender shaped decisions about who was to be educated, by whom, and for what purpose. Assesses contemporary issues in women's education. Prerequisite: Morrissy scholar or permission. Fulfills the general education requirements in history and gender studies. [3 credits]

HIS-355 Women and Work: The American Experience

Examines the historical origins of the current status of women in the American work force with a focus on the effects of technological and economic change, on social attitudes toward working women, and on women's efforts at unionization. Pays attention to differences among women on the basis of race and class. Fulfills general education requirements in history and gender studies. [ 3 credits ]

HIS-370 Honors: The City in History

Considers the reality that, before 1800, most people everywhere lived in rural villages or small towns, in a world of long-familiar faces. More recently, many have lived in cities of more than one million in population in what one sociologist calls a "world of strangers." What difference does it make? How does society control individuals in a big city? How do individuals experience urban life? Social scientists have long debated these questions, and the course examines the major answers that they have proposed. It also considers the implications of those answers for the solution of today's city problems. Prerequisite: Morrissy scholar or permission. Fulfills general education requirements in history and cross-cultural studies. [3 credits]

HIS-372 Classical Archeology

Studies the material remains of ancient Greece and Rome. In addition to printed materials, uses films, slides and Internet access to examine and discuss several major archaeological sites and the effect of their excavation on our knowledge of the ancient world. Fulfills general education requirement in history. [ 3 credits ]

HIS-390 Environmental Policy at the U. S. State and National Level

Focuses on U.S. state and national environmental policies regarding air and water pollution, use of public lands, climate change, and alternative energy sources. The course will also focus on risk assessment and environmental justice issues. Students will analyze the historical development of policies as well as current and evolving political processes. Fulfills general education requirement in history. [ 3 credits ]

HIS-402 Women, War and Peace

Examines the wartime experiences of women in Europe, the United States and Asia. Addresses question of how perceptions of women and "female nature" inform attitudes about women's wartime roles. Uses historical monographs, literature, art and film to examine and evaluate the relationship between war and gender. Also assesses women's role in the international peace movement. Fulfills general education requirements in history and gender studies. [ 3 credits ].

HIS-404 United States Foreign Relations in the 20th Century

Examines United States foreign relations from the end of World War I to the post-Cold War Era. Focuses on the Cold War, its aftermath and the fallout from September 11. Fulfills general education requirement in history. [ 3 credits ]

HIS-410 Law and Society in America

Explores the history of law in the United States from the colonial period to the present. Considers the symbiotic relationship of law and social/political developments. Fulfills general education requirement in history. [ 3 credits ]

HIS-427 Study Tour

Combines study with travel to various parts of the world. Organized by faculty members of the department. Offered periodically in summer and Winterim. [ 3 credits ]

HIS-456 Senior Seminar in History

Applies ideas, methods, and approaches from history, political science, and international studies to the exploration of selected topics. Students situate their discipline within the context of related fields, while also advancing the skills necessary for professional work in their own areas. In this team-taught course, history majors address the selected topic through focusing on the history of history, the politics of history, and the art of writing history based on original sources. Meanwhile, political science and international studies majors use the selected topic as a focal point for synthesizing their understanding of the diverse theories and methods of their disciplines. All students will, in consultation with their professors, select, design and write an original research paper to be presented to the class at the end of the semester. Serves as the capstone course for history, political science, and international studies majors. Pre-requisites: POL 101 or 103 and POL 361 for Political Science and International Studies majors; HIS101 for History Majors. For seniors only; juniors by permission of instructor and department chair. [3 credits]

HIS-462 Asian Studies Seminar

Examines the historic tradition of Confucianism in relation to various aspects of present-day life in East Asia. Topics include family and personality, education, social and economic organization, moral perspectives, law and politics, and bureaucracy and the state. Fulfills seminar requirement for the Asian Studies minor. [ 3 credits ]

HIS-463 Independent Study in History

Provides opportunities for individual study of a specific topic of special interest in history, usually involving research under the guidance of faculty of the department. [ 2-6 credits ]

HIS-465 Directed Readings: Selected Topics in History

Provides an opportunity for individualized study, under the guidance of a department member, with regular discussions of written works. Permits a student to do an intensive examination of an area or topic of special interest. [ 3-4 credits ]