May 21, 2024  
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 The department offers selected courses from this catalog as warranted by student needs and availability of faculty. Specific offerings for each term may be found in the Schedule of Classes.
 

 

French Language

  
  • FRH 480 - Undergraduate Seminar

    (2 or 4)
    Study of individual authors, selected themes or critical problems. Conducted in French.
    Prerequisite(s): FRH 314, 370 and 380.
  
  • FRH 490 - Independent Reading and Research

    (2 to 8)
    Directed individual research and reading for advanced French majors. May be repeated for a total of 8 credits.
    Prerequisite(s): two 400-level French literature courses and permission of department.
  
  • FRH 491 - Independent Translation Project

    (4 to 8)
    Directed annotated translation from French into English of a major work in the student’s field. May not be counted toward the major.
    Prerequisite(s): FRH 355 and 455 and permission of department.

Geography

The following courses offered under the geography rubric are available only to students fulfilling requirements for the elementary education teaching minor in social studies.  Students in other programs may register for these courses under the home department rubric as indicated below.

  
  • GEO 106 - Earth Science/Physical Geography

    (4)
    Identical with PHY 106. Satisfies the university general education requirement in the natural science and technology knowledge exploration area.
  
  • GEO 200 - Global Human Systems

    (4)
    Identical with AN 200 and IS 200. Satisfies the university general education requirement in the global perspective knowledge exploration area.
  
  • GEO 350 - World Regional Geography

    (4)
    Identical with AN 350 and IS 350.
    Prerequisite(s): AN 200 or IS 200 or GEO 200.

German Language

  
  • GRM 114 - Introduction to German Language and Culture I

    (4)
    A two-semester sequence in the fundamentals of German and German culture. A beginning course. GRM 114 must be taken first. GRM 114 or 115 satisfies the university general education requirement in the foreign language and culture knowledge exploration area.
  
  • GRM 115 - Introduction to German Language and Culture II

    (4)
    A two-semester sequence in the fundamentals of German and German culture. A beginning course. GRM 114 must be taken first. GRM 114 or 115 satisfies the university general education requirement in the foreign language and cultural knowledge exploration area.
  
  • GRM 214 - Second Year German I

    (4)
    A two-semester sequence continuing the work of GRM 114-115, with the addition of cultural and literary readings. GRM 214 must be taken first. GRM 214 or GRM 215 satisfies the university general education requirement in the foreign language and culture knowledge exploration area or the knowledge application integration area, not both. Prerequisite for knowledge application integration: completion of the university general education requirement in the foreign language and culture knowledge exploration area.
    Prerequisite(s): one year of college German or equivalent.
  
  • GRM 215 - Second Year German II

    (4)
    A two-semester sequence continuing the work of GRM 114-115, with the addition of cultural and literary readings. GRM 214 must be taken first. GRM 214 or GRM 215 satisfies the university general education requirement in the foreign language and culture knowledge exploration area or the knowledge application integration area, not both. Prerequisite for knowledge applications integration: completion of the university general education requirement in the foreign language and culture knowledge exploration area.
    Prerequisite(s): one year of college German or equivalent.
  
  • GRM 290 - Directed Readings in German

    (2 or 4)
    A reading course for non-majors interested in research in a particular area. Approximately 50 hours of reading per credit; one conference weekly with the instructor.
    Prerequisite(s): GRM 215.
  
  • GRM 300 - Germany Exchange: Oldenburg I

    (4 to 18)
    Course work is taken at the University of Oldenburg in Germany and includes German Language study and additional appropriate course work with German as the language of instruction.
    Prerequisite(s): permission of program coordinator.
  
  • GRM 314 - Adv GRM Grammar/Texts/Contexts

    (4)
    Review and refinement of German grammatical and literary skills with an emphasis on the development of cultural understandings. Offered fall semester. Satisfies the university general education requirement in the foreign language and culture knowledge exploration area.
    Prerequisite(s): GRM 215 or equivalent.
  
  • GRM 316 - German Conversation

    (2)
    Provides a transition between the carefully structured activities of other intermediate courses and free manipulation of the spoken language. Must be taken concurrently with GRM 318. Offered winter semester.
    Prerequisite(s): GRM 314 or equivalent.
  
  • GRM 318 - German Composition

    (2)
    Practice in written composition. Techniques of textual analysis and exposition are introduced. Must be taken concurrently with GRM 316. Offered winter semester. Satisfies the university general education requirement for a writing intensive course in the major. Prerequisite for writing intensive: completion of the university writing foundation requirement.
    Prerequisite(s): GRM 314 or equivalent.
  
  • GRM 340 - German Culture I

    (4)
    German culture of the twentieth century, with emphasis on the period since World War II and particularly the present. Conducted in German. Offered fall semester in alternate years.
    Prerequisite(s): GRM 314 or equivalent.
  
  • GRM 355 - Translation: German

    (4)
    Translation from German to English of a range of materials from commercial and technical to literary, with an emphasis on idiomatic English. Offered fall semester.
    Prerequisite(s): GRM 316 and 318.
  
  • GRM 369 - Field Experience in Teaching German in Elementary and Middle Schools

    (2 or 4)
    Provides supervised experience in teaching German in elementary and middle schools. Graded S/U. May be repeated for credit once. Does not carry credit toward departmental major.
    Prerequisite(s): GRM 314 or equivalent.
  
  • GRM 371 - Introduction to the Study of German Literature

    (4)
    Introduction to literary genres and critical approaches, using selected works of German literature. Conducted in German.
    Prerequisite(s): GRM 215.
  
  • GRM 381 - Great Works in German Literature

    (4)
    An historical survey. Conducted in German.
    Prerequisite(s): GRM 215.
  
  • GRM 390 - Directed Readings in German

    (2 or 4)
    Directed individual readings in German. May be repeated for a total of 8 credits.
    Prerequisite(s): permission of instructor.
  
  • GRM 400 - Germany Exchange: Oldenburg II

    (4 to 18)
    Course work is taken at the University of Oldenburg in Germany and includes German language study and additional appropriate course work with German as the language of instruction
    Prerequisite(s): permission of program coordinator.
  
  • GRM 408 - Advanced German Conversation

    (4)
    Practice in speaking at the advanced level. Format may include oral presentations and readings.
    Prerequisite(s): GRM 316 or permission of instructor.
  
  • GRM 413 - German Literature from the Middle Ages through the Seventeenth Century

    (4)
    A study of works in all genres by leading authors of the period including Walter von der Vogelweide, Wolfram von Eschenbach, Gottfried von Strassburg and Grimmelshausen. Conducted in German. Satisfies the university general education requirement for the capstone experience.
    Prerequisite(s): GRM 371 and 381.
  
  • GRM 418 - German Literature - Eighteenth Century

    (4)
    A study of representative works of Lessing, Goethe and Schiller, which exemplify the intellectual and artistic currents of this period. Conducted in German. Satisfies the university general education requirement for the capstone experience.
    Prerequisite(s): GRM 371 and 381.
  
  • GRM 419 - German Literature - Nineteenth Century

    (4)
    A study of works in all genres by leading authors of the period with emphasis on the lyric poetry of Romanticism, the dramas of Kleist, Grillparzer and Hebbel, and the novella of Poetic Realism. Conducted in German. Satisfies the university general education requirement for the capstone experience.
    Prerequisite(s): GRM 371 and 381.
  
  • GRM 420 - German Literature - Twentieth Century

    (4)
    A study of works and movements in various genres from Naturalism to the present by authors such as Schnitzler, Toller, Brecht, Mann, Boll, Wolf, Celan and Kirsch. Conducted in German. Satisfies the university general education requirement for the capstone experience.
    Prerequisite(s): GRM 371 and 381.
  
  • GRM 440 - German Culture II

    (4)
    Culture in history before 1900. The course covers the principal characteristics of culture and civilization generally regarded as important by German-speaking people themselves. Conducted in German. Offered winter semester in alternate years.
    Prerequisite(s): GRM 340 or reading ability at the fourth-year level.
  
  • GRM 455 - Translation Into German

    (4)
    Translation from English into German of a wide variety of materials ranging from commercial and technical to literary. Individual students may emphasize areas of interest. Offered winter semester in alternate years.
    Prerequisite(s): GRM 318 and 355.
  
  • GRM 457 - Business German

    (4)
    Introduction to the essential vocabulary and style specific to German business as well as to the basic workings of the German economy. All language skills receive equal emphasis.
    Prerequisite(s): GRM 316 and 318.
  
  • GRM 480 - Undergraduate Seminar

    (2 or 4)
    Study of individual authors, selected themes or critical problems. Conducted in German. Satisfies the university general education requirement for the capstone experience.
    Prerequisite(s): GRM 371 and 381.
  
  • GRM 490 - Independent Reading and Research

    (2 to 8)
    Directed individual research and reading for advanced German majors. May be repeated for a total of 8 credits.
    Prerequisite(s): two 400-level German literature courses and permission of department.
  
  • GRM 491 - Independent Translation Project

    (4 to 8)
    Directed annotated translation from German into English of a major work in the student’s field. May not be counted toward the major.
    Prerequisite(s): GRM 355 and 455 and permission of department.

Graphic Design

  
  • DES 130 - Foundations of Graphic Design

    (4)
    Exploration of the professional practice of graphic design as an applied art form. Emphasis will be placed on image, text, and grid system structures. Students will be introduced to graphic design history and theory.
    Prerequisite(s): SA 102 and 104.
  
  • DES 230 - Graphic Design I

    (4)
    Conceptual and technical approaches to graphic design. Print-specific assignments will address concept through basic applied practices of print/digital production.
    Prerequisite(s): DES 130 with a grade of 2.8 or higher.
  
  • DES 330 - Web Design I

    (4)
    Aesthetics, methodologies, and tools of web design. Students will learn to balance technical skills with artistic skills to create web pages that are conceptually interesting, easily navigable, visually pleasing, and functional.
    Prerequisite(s): DES 130 with a grade of 2.8 or higher.
  
  • DES 335 - Typography

    (4)
    Exploration of typography as used in applied and fine art forms through traditional hands-on and digital design assignments. Emphasis placed on type as form.
    Prerequisite(s): DES 130 with a grade of 2.8 or higher.
  
  • DES 350 - Graphic Design II

    (4)
    Branding and identity class. Through independent and group case studies and design projects, students will explore solutions for developing effective and meaningful identity systems.
    Prerequisite(s): DES 230 with a grade of 2.8 or higher.
  
  • DES 355 - Web Design II

    (4)
    Advanced web page design techniques including scripting and site design issues such as scalability, maintenance, and integration of web technologies into business and organizational context.
    Prerequisite(s): DES 330 with a grade of 2.8 or higher.
  
  • DES 360 - Motion Graphics

    (4)
    Exploration of conceptual and technical approaches to motion graphics. Emphasis will be placed on text, object, and the interaction between the two over time.
    Prerequisite(s): DES 335 with a grade of 2.8 or higher.
  
  • DES 390 - Special Topics in Graphic Design

    (4)
    Current issues and contemporary approaches in the areas of graphic design for which no regular course offerings exist. Topic, Instructor and prerequisite will be announced before each offering. May be repeated for 4 additional credits under different subtitle.
  
  • DES 399 - Internship in Design

    (4)
    Field experience for design majors under faculty supervision. An academic project that incorporates student performance in an occupational setting.
    Prerequisite(s): junior/senior standing; 16 credits in graphic design, of which at least 8 must be at the 300-400 level; permission of instructor.
  
  • DES 480 - Graphic Design III

    (4)
    Process of creating professional-level design work, from written concept brief through finished design package.
    Prerequisite(s): DES 330 and 350.
  
  • DES 491 - Senior Thesis in Graphic Design

    (4)
    Directed individual study requiring development of a coherent package of advanced graphic design work, culminating in a thesis exhibition and thesis paper.
    Prerequisite(s): DES 360, 401 and 480 and permission of instructor.

Health Science

  
  • HS 101 - Careers in Health

    (1)
    An introduction to programs and career opportunities offered through the School of Health Sciences. This is an important required course for students interested in all programs within the School. We will address curriculum planning, career options associated with the various programs, internships and capstone experiences.
  
  • HS 201 - Health in Personal and Occupational Environments

    (4)
    Current information about the impact of environmental and lifestyle factors on health. The impact of exercise, weight control, substance abuse, nutrition and stress management on a person’s ability to cope with environmental stresses will be analyzed. Satisfies the general education requirement in the natural science and technology knowledge exploration area.
  
  • HS 301 - Human Nutrition and Health

    (4)
    Chemical, biological, social and psychological elements of human nutrition. Constituents of food and their functions in human health and disease. NH 300 strongly recommended as prerequisite or corequisite. Identical with NH 301, AHS 301.
  
  • HS 302 - Community and Public Health

    (4)
    Biological, psychosocial, socio-cultural, economic, philosophical, political, ethical, environmental, community and public health organization factors, as determinants of health are discussed relative to the distribution, cause, prevention, and treatment of disease. Topics include epidemiological health indicators, goals, systems of health care delivery, disparities, diversity/stereotyping, gender, age and disability issues. Satisfies the university general education requirement in the social science knowledge exploration area and in U.S. Diversity.
    Prerequisite(s): HS 201 or instructor permission.
  
  • HS 311 - Contemporary Topics in Nutrition

    (2)
    Explores the changing frontier of nutritional sciences and provides the basis for understanding and evaluation of new nutritional information with an emphasis on encouraging individuals to make healthy food/lifestyle choices. Summer semester in odd-numbered years. Identical with NH 311.
    Prerequisite(s): HS 301 or instructor permission.
  
  • HS 331 - Pharmacology

    (2)
    An introduction to the principles of pharmacology, including the principles of drug therapy and the actions of the basic classes of drugs. Will satisfy requirements for NRS 230. Cross-listed with AHS 331.
    Prerequisite(s): BIO 207 or BIO 321.
  
  • HS 359 - Public Policy and Health Care

    (4)
    Cross-listed with PS 359.
  
  • HS 401 - Human Pathology

    (4)
    Basic principles of human pathology appropriate for students pursuing curricula in the health-related disciplines. Diseases of the major systems of the body are studied. Credit will not be granted for both HS 401 and HS 501. Cross-listed with AHS 401 and HS 501.
    Prerequisite(s): BIO 111, 205, 207 or BIO 321.
  
  • HS 402 - Field Experience in Integrative Studies

    (4)
    This course integrates previous academic course work into a coherent understanding of how the educational experience serves to enhance individual and community well being. Satisfies the university general education requirement for a writing intensive course in the major. Prerequisite for writing intensive: completion of the university writing foundation requirement. Satisfies the university general education requirement for the capstone experience.
    Prerequisite(s): senior standing and completion of WRT 160 with at least a 2.0.
  
  • HS 405 - Special Topics

    (2 to 4)
    May be repeated for additional credit.
    Prerequisite(s): permission of instructor.
  
  • HS 406 - The Brain and Disease

    (2)
    Reviews current neurological research on the brain in health in disease, including addiction, depression, stroke, viral infections, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Emphasis on multidisciplinary research studies on the role of exercise and nutritional antioxidants. Summer elective.
    Prerequisite(s): EXS 304, HS 401, or permission of instructor.
  
  • HS 441 - Integrative Holistic Medicine Principles and Practice

    (2 or 4)
    Evidence-based complementary and alternative modalities will be explored and used to formulate new, holistic approaches for promoting health and treating diseases. Discussions will be related to students’ life experiences and other disciplines. Topics include: stress management, psychoneuroimmunology, biofeedback, nutrition, herbology and oriental medicine.
    Prerequisite(s): If 2 credits, instructor’s permission required.
  
  • HS 450 - Law, Values and Health Care

    (4)
    Examination of legal concepts, problems, institutions that shape/control professional responsibility, problems associated with maintaining and terminating life, licensure and related questions in organization and delivery of health services. Satisfies the university general education requirement for the capstone experience. Satisfies university general education requirement for writing intensive course in the major. Prerequisite for writing intensive: completion of the university writing foundation requirement. Identical with AHS 450 and MLS 450.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 160 and senior standing.
  
  • HS 451 - Mind-Body Medicine

    (2)
    Examines the role of stress, emotions and other psychological states that bring about physiological changes affecting health and disease. Topics include psychoneuroimmunology, stress management, guided imagery, the relaxation response, exercise, nutrition, laughter and humor, and the role of personality. Applications include patient motivation, empowerment and variability in response to treatment.
  
  • HS 490 - Directed Study

    (1 to 4)
    Student-initiated and problem-oriented directed study focusing on health sciences issues. May be repeated for additional credit. Graded numerically or S/U.
    Prerequisite(s): departmental permission.

Hebrew Language

  
  • HBR 114 - Introduction to Hebrew Language and Culture I

    (4)
    A two-semester sequence in the fundamentals of Hebrew and Israeli culture. A beginning course. HBR 114 must be taken first. Satisfies the university general education requirement in the foreign language and culture knowledge exploration area.
  
  • HBR 115 - Introduction to Hebrew Language and Culture II

    (4)
    A two-semester sequence in the fundamentals of Hebrew and Israeli culture. HBR 114 must be taken first. Satisfies the university general education requirement in the foreign language and culture knowledge exploration area.
  
  • HBR 214 - Second Year Hebrew I

    (4)
    A two-semester sequence continuing the work of HBR 114-115, with the addition of cultural and literary readings. Conducted in Hebrew. HBR 214 satisfies the university general education requirement in the foreign language and culture knowledge exploration area or the knowledge applications integration area, not both.
    Prerequisite for knowledge applications: completion of the university general education requirement in the foreign language and culture knolwledge exploration area.

    Prerequisite(s): one year of college Hebrew or equivalent.
  
  • HBR 215 - Second Year Hebrew II

    (4)
    A two-semester sequence continuing the work of HBR 114-115, with the addition of cultural and literary readings. Conducted in Hebrew. HBR 214 must be taken first.
    Prerequisite(s): one year of college Hebrew or equivalent.

History

The department offers selected courses from this catalog as warranted by student needs and availability of faculty. Specific offerings for each term may be found in the Schedule of Classes.

Course prerequisites

Introductory and survey courses (HST 101-299) have no prerequisites. More advanced courses (HST 300-399) have a general prerequisite of writing proficiency (e.g., WRT 160) plus any special requirements listed within the course descriptions. The most advanced research courses at the undergraduate level (HST 400-499) have a general requirement of 20 credits in history plus any special requirements listed within the course descriptions.

  
  • HST 101 - Introduction to European History Before 1715

    (4)
    Surveys the history of Europe from the ancient period through the Middle Ages, Renaissance, Reformation and the Early Modern periods. Satisfies the university general education requirement in the western civilization knowledge exploration area.
  
  • HST 102 - Introduction to European History Since 1715

    (4)
    Surveys the history of Europe from the Enlightenment to the present. Satisfies the university general education requirement in the western civilization knowledge exploration area.
  
  • HST 114 - Introduction to American History Before 1877

    (4)
    Surveys American history from colonial times through the Reconstruction era, focusing upon the formation of the United States and the forces promoting unity and division in the new nation. Satisfies the university general education requirement in the western civilization knowledge exploration area. Satisfies the university general education requirement in U.S. diversity.
  
  • HST 115 - Introduction to American History Since 1877

    (4)
    Surveys American history from Reconstruction to the present, emphasizing the emergence of the United States as an industrial-urban nation with global interests. Satisfies the university general education requirement in the western civilization knowledge exploration area. Satisfies the university general education requirement in U.S. diversity.
  
  • HST 201 - The History of Michigan

    (4)
    Explores Michigan history from the pre-colonial era through the late 1900s, with emphasis on political, economic, environmental, and social themes. Includes Michigan’s place in the history of European colonization and early American settlement. Material is grounded in a broader narrative of American and world history.
  
  • HST 210 - Science and Technology in Western Culture

    (4)
    A survey of the development of science from antiquity to the present with reference to its technological consequences and influence upon society.
  
  • HST 229 - Piracy in the Atlantic World, 1500-1831

    (4)
    Examines popular images of pirates and piracy in the light of historical sources and historians’ analyses. Investigates the social, political, religious, and economic motivations for piracy and its role in the development of the Atlantic world.
  
  • HST 261 - Introduction to Latin American History I

    (4)
    A survey of pre-Colombian and colonial Latin America to 1825, stressing the Hispanization of the society, its socio-economic institutions, the influence of the Enlightenment and the achievement of political independence.
  
  • HST 262 - Introduction to Latin American History II

    (4)
    Surveys the national period of Latin America from 1825 to the present, emphasizing the problems of nation-building and modernization, the emergence of nationalism and militarism and the roots of social revolutionary ferment.
  
  • HST 275 - Introduction to Middle East History

    (4)
    Introduction to the history of the Middle East from the rise of Islam to the recent past, surveying major themes in religious, political, and social history as well as historiographical issues.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 160 or equivalent with a grade of 2.0 or higher.
  
  • HST 292 - History of the African-American People

    (4)
    Surveys the African-American experience from the African background through the Civil War and post-Civil War periods to the present. Satisfies the university general education requirement in the Western civilization knowledge exploration area. Satisfies the university general education requirement in U.S. diversity.
  
  • HST 298 - Study Abroad

    (4)
    For majors and non-majors. Topics will vary from year to year depending on the location. May be repeated once for additional credit.
    Prerequisite(s): permission of the department chair.
  
  • HST 300 - Seminar in Historical Research

    (4)
    The development of critical judgment regarding the nature and use of historical evidence: historiographical readings, library investigation into specific topics within a general historical subject, a research paper and a presentation of the paper to the seminar. Satisfies the university general education requirement for a writing intensive course in the major. Prerequisite for writing intensive: completion of the university writing foundation requirement.
    Prerequisite(s): one history course and history major or permission of instructor.
  
  • HST 301 - History of American Cities

    (4)
    History of American cities from pre-industrial America to the present, emphasizing the effect of such forces as industrialization, immigration, migration, trade, economic patterns and transportation upon city organization and life.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 160 or equivalent.
  
  • HST 302 - American Labor History

    (4)
    The economic, social and political history of the American work force with emphasis on the history of organized labor.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 160 or equivalent with a grade of 2.0 or higher.
  
  • HST 303 - History of Religions in the U.S.

    (4)
    Examines the evolution of American religions from pre-contact times to the present, with an emphasis on immigration, church-state separation, diversity, and pluralism.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 160 or equivalent with a grade of 2.0 or higher.
  
  • HST 304 - History of the American Industrial Economy and Society

    (4)
    The development of the American industrial system and its impact on business organization, labor, government and the international economy.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 160 or equivalent with a grade of 2.0 or higher.
  
  • HST 305 - History of American Mass Media

    (4)
    The establishment and growth of mass communication in the United States, focusing on the development of print, film, radio and television and their impact on society and popular culture.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 160 or equivalent with a grade of 2.0 or higher.
  
  • HST 306 - History of the North American Colonies

    (4)
    Traces the development of Spanish, French, Dutch, and English colonies in North America from 1492 to 1763. Reviews their social, political, and religious dimensions. Attention given to roles of Africans and non-elite European and Euro-American men and women.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 160 or equivalent with a grade of 2.0 or higher.
  
  • HST 307 - North American Borderlands

    (4)
    The history and evolution of the North American borderlands and the creation of the United States west from colonial times to the present. Includes contact and conflict among Native Americans, Spanish, French, British, and Americans.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 160 or equivalent with a grade of 2.0 or higher.
  
  • HST 308 - The American Revolution

    (4)
    Considers the broad social and political movements leading to the Revolution as well as the many different meanings and interpretations of the event, and the immediate and long-term effects of legacies of the Revolution.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 160 or equivalent with a grade of 2.0 or higher.
  
  • HST 309 - The U.S. Early National Period, 1787-1815

    (4)
    Examines the political and social development of the new nation from the constitution through the end of the War of 1812.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 160 or equivalent with a grade of 2.0 or higher.
  
  • HST 310 - Jacksonian America

    (4)
    Examines the chief political, social, cultural, economic, and religious developments from the War of 1812 to the end of the Mexican War.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 160 or equivalent with a grade of 2.0 or higher.
  
  • HST 311 - The Development of Political Practices in Early America

    (4)
    The development of politics and political culture in the U.S. from the Colonial period through the Age of Jackson. Emphasis will be placed on defining, recognizing and understanding political culture, and the variations in political development and practices by region and social class.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 160 or equivalent with a grade of 2.0 or higher.
  
  • HST 312 - The Civil War and Reconstruction, 1850-1876

    (4)
    The origins of secession, the wartime problems of the Union and the Confederacy, the principal military campaigns, the Reconstruction era and the creation of a new union, and the significance of the Civil War and Reconstruction in American history.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 160 or equivalent with a grade of 2.0 or higher.
  
  • HST 313 - American History, 1876-1900

    (4)
    The New South, industrial consolidation, the origins of the modern labor movement, the rise of the city, immigration, agrarian protest movements, the businessman’s philosophy and the challenge to laissez-faire.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 160 or equivalent with a grade of 2.0 or higher.
  
  • HST 314 - American History 1900-1928

    (4)
    Social, political and economic developments in the U.S. during the progressive era and the decade of the 1920s.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 160 or equivalent with a grade of 2.0 or higher.
  
  • HST 315 - American History 1928-1945

    (4)
    A history of the Great Depression and World War II. Topics will include the One Hundred Days, the foundation of the modern welfare state, the foundation of the modern civil rights movement, the reorganization of American corporate enterprise and the role of the United States in international peacekeeping.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 160 or equivalent with a grade of 2.0 or higher.
  
  • HST 316 - U.S. Cultural History to 1865

    (4)
    Examines major trends in American intellectual and cultural history from European-Native American contact until the Civil War, including Puritanism, evangelicalism, republicanism, democracy, sectional conflict, and changing understandings of race, gender, and sexuality. Focuses on both the ideas of elites and the popular beliefs and ideologies of average Americans.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 160 or equivalent with a grade of 2.0 or higher.
  
  • HST 317 - U.S. Cultural History Since 1865

    (4)
    Examines major trends in American intellectual and cultural history from the Civil War to the present, including Darwinism, modernity, mass culture, pluralism, post-modernity, and changing understandings of race, gender, and sexuality. Focuses on both the ideas of elites and the popular beliefs and ideologies of average Americans.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 160 or equivalent with a grade of 2.0 or higher.
  
  • HST 318 - The Civil Rights Movement in America

    (4)
    Surveys the system of racial segregation and discrimination established in the 19th century and the contribution of 20th century civil rights organizations to fight racial discrimination. World War II and the mass action movements of the 1950s and the 1960s will receive significant attention. Satisfies the university general education requirement in U.S. diversity.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 160 or equivalent with a grade of 2.0 or higher.
  
  • HST 319 - History of the American South

    (4)
    The South from colonial times to the 1960s, emphasizing the transition from the agrarian, slave South of the antebellum period to the modern South of the 20th century. Satisfies the university general education requirement in U.S. diversity.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 160 or equivalent with a grade of 2.0 or higher.
  
  • HST 320 - Cold War America, 1945-1990

    (4)
    The origins of the Cold War, its impact on American foreign relations and domestic politics, its decline and demise.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 160 or equivalent with a grade of 2.0 or higher.
  
  • HST 321 - History of American Foreign Relations in the Twentieth Century

    (4)
    American foreign policy and diplomacy from the Spanish-American War to the present, including American imperialism, Caribbean and Far Eastern policies, involvement in the world wars and the Cold War, and nuclear diplomacy.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 160 or equivalent with a grade of 2.0 or higher.
  
  • HST 322 - Women in Modern America

    (4)
    An analysis of the role of women in industrial America which will examine the legal role of women, their presence in the labor force, and their participation in the political system. Identical with WGS 322. Satisfies the university general education requirement in U.S. diversity.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 160 or equivalent with a grade of 2.0 or higher.
  
  • HST 323 - Topics in African American History

    (4)
    The economic, social and political activities, status, organizations and institutions of African-American people, emphasizing the twentieth century.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 160 or equivalent with a grade of 2.0 or higher.
  
  • HST 325 - Medieval Europe

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    The European Middle Ages from about A.D. 400 to 1300, with special emphasis on intellectual developments.
    Prerequisite(s): HST 101 recommended; WRT 160 or equivalent with a grade of 2.0 or higher.
 

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