Dec 07, 2022  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 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.

Course Renumbering Project

Effective the Fall 2017 semester, all undergraduate and graduate courses at Oakland University were renumbered from 3 digits to 4 digits.

Most subject codes will remain the same, but the new four-digit course numbers may in some cases be similar to the previous three-digit course numbers and in other cases be different because academic departments have resequenced their course numbers.

Follow this link to the conversion list.

This searchable PDF is a guide to see how the course numbers have changed. Each row represents a course, and the columns represent: the subject code, the previous three-digit course number,and the new four-digit course number for that course, beginning in Fall 2017.

To search this PDF for a specific course using the old number, you can just hit “Control” (or “Command” if on Mac) and “F,” then type in a specific course (e.g. “WRT 160”) to find the new course number .

The following subject codes have changed:

  • Studio Art (SA) changed to (ART)
  • Some English (ENG) courses changed to Creative Writing (CW)
  • Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) and Computer and Information Technology (CIT) changed to Computer Science and Informatics (CSI)
  • Music Theory and Composition (MUT) changed to either Applied Music (MUA) or Musicology and Music Education (MUS)
  • (MLS) changed to (CDS)
  • Some (JRN) courses changed to (PR)

For more information, please contact your academic adviser. Graduate students, please contact your academic department for advising.

NOTE: If you enrolled or transferred after fall 2014 please be sure to search the 2017-18 catalog courses and review the 3 to 4 digit conversions list.

 

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 1300-2999) have no prerequisites. More advanced courses (HST 3000-3999) have a general prerequisite of writing proficiency (e.g., WRT 1060) plus any special requirements listed within the course descriptions. The most advanced research courses at the undergraduate level (HST 4000-4999) have a general requirement of 20 credits in history plus any special requirements listed within the course descriptions.

  
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    HST 3135 - 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 1060  or equivalent with a grade of (C) or higher.
  
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    HST 3140 - 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 1060   or equivalent with a grade of (C) or higher.
  
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    HST 3145 - 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 1060  or equivalent with a grade of (C) or higher.
  
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    HST 3200 - 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 1060  or equivalent with a grade of (C) or higher.
  
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    HST 3202 - 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 1060  or equivalent with a grade of (C) or higher.
  
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    HST 3204 - 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 1060  or equivalent with a grade of (C) or higher.
  
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    HST 3206 - 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 1060  or equivalent with a grade of (C) or higher.
  
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    HST 3210 - 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 1060  or equivalent with a grade of (C) or higher.
  
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    HST 3220 - 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 1060  or equivalent with a grade of (C) or higher.
  
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    HST 3225 - 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 1060  or equivalent with a grade of (C) or higher.
  
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    HST 3230 - 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 1060  or equivalent with a grade of (C) or higher.
  
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    HST 3235 - Working Detroit

    (4)
    Explores the history of 20th-century Detroit from the perspectives of its workers and unions. Key themes include immigration and ethnic diversity, the rise of mass production, the union movement, race relations, gender and the labor force, the postwar boom, and de-industrialization.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 1060  or equivalent with a grade of (C) or higher.
  
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    HST 3240 - Introduction to Public History

    (4)
    Through readings, field trips, and guest lectures, introduces students to the variety of careers in public history, including working in museums, archives, documentary film, libraries, digital history, primary and secondary education, historical sites and parks.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 1060  or equivalent with a grade of (C) or higher.
  
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    HST 3250 - Oral History

    (4)
    Explores the complexities of a methodology widely used in historical research: interviewing people to learn about the past. Students will design their own oral history projects and conduct their own interviews.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 1060  or equivalent with a grade of (C) or higher.
  
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    HST 3265 - 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 3880 . Satisfies the university general education requirement in U.S. diversity.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 1060  or equivalent with a grade of (C) or higher.
  
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    HST 3270 - 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 1060  or equivalent.
  
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    HST 3275 - History of American Families

    (4)
    History of American families as social institutions, emphasizing the impact of historical events and trends upon family composition, family functions and family life. Includes research in the student’s personal family history. Identical with WGS 3821 . Satisfies the university general education requirement in U.S. diversity.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 1060  or equivalent with a grade of (C) or higher.
  
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    HST 3280 - 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 1060  or equivalent with a grade of (C) or higher.
  
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    HST 3285 - History of African-American Women

    (4)
    Covers the collective and individual experiences of African-American women from slavery to the present, including the quality of family life, economic roles, and their activities in women’s civil rights and political organizations. Identical with WGS 3822 . Satisfies the university general education requirement in U.S. diversity.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 1060  or equivalent with a grade of (C) or higher.
  
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    HST 3288 - 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 1060  or equivalent with a grade of (C) or higher.
  
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    HST 3290 - 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 1060  or equivalent with a grade of (C) or higher.
  
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    HST 3295 - Religion, Politics and American Culture

    (4)
    Provides an historical analysis of the intersection of religion and American politics. Examines the connections between faith and political activism. Focusing on the period since the Civil War, it will emphasize controversies over the separation of church and state, religiously oriented social reform, and the rise of the religious right.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 1060  or equivalent with a grade of (C) or higher.
  
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    HST 3310 - Ancient Greece and Rome

    (4)
    Provides an historic overview of the various intellectual, political, and cultural legacies of ancient Greece and Rome from the Homeric period to the collapse of the Roman Empire.
    Prerequisite(s): HST 1300  and WRT 1060  with a grade of (C) or higher.
  
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    HST 3315 - Science and Medicine in the Ancient World

    (4)
    Theories about nature, health, disease, and technology in the Greek and Roman world from 500 BC to 300 AD. Science and medicine are considered in relation to Greek and Roman politics, cultural ideals, and social structures. Satisfies the university general education requirement for a writing intensive course in general education. Prerequisite for writing intensive: completion of the university writing foundation requirement.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 1060  with a grade of (C) or higher.
  
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    HST 3320 - The Middle Ages, 300 - 1100

    (4)
    The European Middle Ages from about A.D. 300 to 1100, with special emphasis on intellectual developments.
    Prerequisite(s): HST 1300  recommended; WRT 1060  or equivalent with a grade of (C) or higher.
  
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    HST 3322 - The Middle Ages, 1100-1500

    (4)
    Considers the period of the High and Late Middle Ages, roughly from the eleventh century through the fall of Constantinople in the mid-fifteenth. Provides an introduction to the main people and cultures, ideas and institutions of the Middle Ages, and the techniques used by medieval historians to interpret sources.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 1060  equivalent with a grade of (C) or higher.
  
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    HST 3325 - The Crusades

    (4)
    Considers the crusades in their historical and religious context and the ways in which the crusading movement influenced cultural development across Europe and the East. Provides an understanding of what the crusades were, what they were not, and why they continue to fascinate the modern world.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 1060  or equivalent with a grade of (C) or higher.
  
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    HST 3327 - Medieval Noble Culture

    (4)
    Surveys the world of the medieval nobility in the Central Middle Ages, c. 1000-1250. Topics include the rise of the knightly class, the role of castles, the function of blood feuds and vengeance, the importance of women and family to the nobility, and the way nobles connected to the crusades.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 1060  or equivalent with a grade of (C) or higher.
  
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    HST 3330 - Ireland, Prehistory to 1691

    (4)
    Ireland from its prehistory until the Battle of the Boyne emphasizing the development of indigenous Irish culture and institutions. Topics include the Celts and Gaelic society, early Irish Christianity, the Vikings, Anglo-Norman intervention, Gaelic resurgence and the Geraldines, the Tudor conquest, Ulster plantation and Jacobite resistance.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 1060  or equivalent with a grade of (C) or higher.
  
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    HST 3335 - England, 1066-1485

    (4)
    Emphasizes the history of England between the Conquest and the Tudors, including cultural and social trends as well as political and dynastic developments and conflicts, domestic and foreign.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 1060  or equivalent with a grade of (C) or higher. HST 1300  recommended.
  
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    HST 3340 - The Italian Renaissance

    (4)
    The European Renaissance period, with emphasis on the Italian experience. Satisfies the university general education requirement for a writing intensive course in general education. Prerequisite for writing intensive: completion of the university writing foundation requirement.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 1060  or equivalent with a grade of (C) or higher.
  
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    HST 3345 - The Reformation

    (4)
    European humanism, with emphasis on the Lowlands, France and Germany; the background, development and impact of the Protestant Reformation.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 1060  or equivalent with a grade of (C) or higher.
  
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    HST 3350 - The Scientific Revolution

    (4)
    Examines major changes in theories about nature and medicine during years 1500-1700, including development of new methods and social settings for scientific inquiry that eventually led to the rise of modern science. No prior knowledge of science or higher mathematics is required. Satisfies the university general education requirement for a writing intensive course in general education. Prerequisite for writing intensive: completion of the university writing foundation requirement.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 1060 
  
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    HST 3355 - Occult Sciences and Witchcraft in Early Modern Europe

    (4)
    Examines the occult sciences (alchemy, astrology and natural magic) and witchcraft in Europe during the 16th and 17th centuries. Focuses on why people believed witchcraft and occult sciences were valid. Also examines the links between occult sciences and the eventual development of the scientific revolution.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 1060  or equivalent with a grade of (C) or higher.
  
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    HST 3360 - Society and Culture in Early Modern Europe

    (4)
    The lives of common men and women in early modern Europe. Topics include family and work, sexuality and gender, religion and folklore, riots and rebellion, printing and literacy.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 1060  or equivalent with a grade of (C) or higher.
  
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    HST 3365 - Women in Early Modern Europe, 1500-1789

    (4)
    Assesses women’s contributions to the changes and events of early modern Europe, examines women in the private and public spheres, and explores the dynamic of gender in studying the impact of women on politics, the economy, literacy and culture, and religious practices and beliefs. Identical with WGS 3816 .
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 1060  or equivalent with a grade of (C) or higher.
  
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    HST 3370 - Europe in the Seventeenth Century

    (4)
    A comparative analysis of European societies: the articulation of absolutism and constitutionalism, the emergence of the European states system, the origins and impact of modern science, the culture of the baroque and the development of commercial capitalism.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 1060  or equivalent with a grade of (C) or higher.
  
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    HST 3375 - Europe in the Eighteenth Century

    (4)
    A comparative analysis of European societies: the old regime in Europe, beginnings of industrial development, the Enlightenment as a political and social movement, reform under the monarchy and the emergence of democratic ideologies, and the French Revolution.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 1060  or equivalent with a grade of (C) or higher.
  
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    HST 3390 - Early Modern France

    (4)
    History of early modern France (1550s-1750) including the Wars of Religion, reigns of Henri IV, Louis XIII and Louis XIV, and the Enlightenment.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 1060  or equivalent with a grade of (C) or higher.
  
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    HST 3395 - French Revolution

    (4)
    Survey of the revolutionary era in France beginning with the reign of Louis XVI (1774) and ending with the Battle of Waterloo (1815). Examines the origins, development and impact of the French Revolution with an emphasis on topics in political and cultural history.
    Prerequisite(s): HST 1300  or HST 1400 . WRT 1060  with a grade of (C) or higher.
  
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    HST 3400 - Europe since 1914

    (4)
    An analysis of Europe in world perspective since World War I.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 1060  or equivalent with a grade of (C) or higher.
  
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    HST 3405 - Nationalism in Modern Europe

    (4)
    Origins and development of nationalism in Europe from the eighteenth through the twentieth century. Political formation of European nation-states, the varied cultural manifestations of nationalism and the reawakening of European nationalism in the aftermath of the Cold War.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 1060  or equivalent with a grade of (C) or higher.
  
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    HST 3410 - European Thought and Ideology from the French Revolution to the Present

    (4)
    Examines the history of ideas and intellectual life in the history of Modern Europe. Topics include the development of revolutionary culture and ideas, Romanticism, secularization and religion, realism/ naturalism, liberalism, conservatism, socialism/communism, the “new right” and fascism, modern scientific thought, the Holocaust, existentialism, post-modernism, and nationalism.
    Prerequisite(s): HST 1400  or equivalent or permission of instructor. WRT 1060  or equivalent with a grade of (C) or higher.
  
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    HST 3420 - Ireland, 1691 to the Present

    (4)
    Modern Ireland from the Williamite wars to contemporary Ireland. Emphasis on the question of Irish national identity. Topics include colonial Ireland, revolution and the union, Catholic emancipation, the Great Famine, nationalism and republicanism, 1916, forging the new state and society and the North.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 1060  or equivalent with a grade of (C) or higher.
  
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    HST 3425 - Scotland: 1689 to Present

    (4)
    History of the Scottish nation from the revolution of 1689 to the present. Special attention will be given to the interaction of cultural, political and social developments, and the emergence of a self-conscious separate national identity.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 1060  or equivalent with a grade of (C) or higher.
  
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    HST 3430 - Britain, 1815-1911

    (4)
    A consideration of the political, cultural, social and intellectual life of the British peoples from the passage of the Corn Laws to the Parliament Act of 1911.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 1060  or equivalent with a grade of (C) or higher.
  
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    HST 3435 - Britain, 1911 to Present

    (4)
    An analysis of British political, cultural and social history from the eve of World War I to the present.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 1060  or equivalent with a grade of (C) or higher.
  
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    HST 3450 - Modern Italy: National Unification and the 20th Century

    (4)
    An examination, stressing political and institutional history, of early efforts to create Italian national unity, the means by which Italy was held together following unification of 1861, and the fate of the Republic from 1946 onward.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 1060  or equivalent with a grade of (C) or higher.
  
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    HST 3480 - Germany since 1740

    (4)
    German politics, society and diplomacy from Frederick the Great to the present.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 1060  or equivalent with a grade of (C) or higher.
  
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    HST 3485 - Nazi Germany: Society, Politics and Culture

    (4)
    Introduction to the Nazi regime in Germany. Special attention given to the origins and early years of the Nazi movement, as well as to the nature of German society, politics and culture during the Third Reich.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 1060  or equivalent with a grade of (C) or higher.
  
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    HST 3490 - History of Modern Russia

    (4)
    The historical development of Russia from its roots to the present. Special emphasis will be placed on events after World War II and the perestroika.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 1060  or equivalent with a grade of (C) or higher.
  
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    HST 3495 - Eastern European History

    (4)
    The historical development of the peoples and states of Eastern Europe and the Balkans from the Middle Ages to the present will be examined in broad outline.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 1060  or equivalent with a grade of (C) or higher.
  
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    HST 3500 - Islamic Empires, 600 - 1600

    (4)
    Explores the rise and expansion of Islamic empires from the Prophet Muhammad to the gunpowder empires. Themes include Islamic conquests, jihad, caliphates, sharia’, women, and non-Muslims.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 1060  or equivalent with a grade of (C) or higher.
  
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    HST 3510 - The Modern Middle East

    (4)
    Covers the major themes in Middle East history since 1800 including Orientalism, imperialism, nationalism, liberal movements, gender relations, and the emergence of the Islamic movements.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 1060  or equivalent with a grade of (C) or higher.
  
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    HST 3520 - The Cold War in the Middle East

    (4)
    Examines conflict and peace making in the Middle East in the context of the Cold War, especially decolonization, nationalism, and revolution as these issues were affected by U.S. - Soviet rivalry.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 1060  or equivalent with a grade of (C) or higher.
  
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    HST 3540 - The Arab-Israeli Conflict

    (4)
    Examines the origins and development of the Arab-Israeli conflict, the emergence of a peace process, and the collapse of that process, focusing primarily on the development of Israeli and Palestinian political identities and institutions.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 1060  or equivalent with a grade of (C) or higher.
  
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    HST 3550 - Modern Iran and Iraq

    (4)
    Examines the historical relationship between Iran and Iraq, with special attention to the period since 1800. Cultural similarities such as religion and ethnicity will be highlighted as dimensions which complicate political relationships across time. Students will develop an historical understanding of the basic themes of political identity, imperialism, and development.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 1060  or equivalent with a grade of (C) or higher.
  
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    HST 3660 - History of Argentina, Brazil, and Chile

    (4)
    The political, social, and cultural history of Argentina, Brazil, and Chile from the 19th century to the present, including Indian warfare and slavery; immigration, industrialization and nationalism; dictatorship and transition to democracy; race, soccer, and carnival.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 1060  or equivalent with a grade of (C) or higher.
  
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    HST 3665 - Indigenous Movements in Latin America, 1492-Present

    (4)
    Military and social movements by indigenous people in Latin America from the conquest to the present.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 1060  with a grade of (C) or higher.
  
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    HST 3670 - Latin American Revolutions

    (4)
    Comparative approach to revolutionary movements in Latin America, including their origins and their effects on society, culture, national politics, and international relations.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 1060  or equivalent with a grade of (C) or higher.
  
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    HST 3675 - Slavery and Race in Latin America

    (4)
    Comparative approach to the study of slavery in Latin America and the Caribbean and ideas about race in these areas.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 1060  or equivalent with a grade of (C) or higher.
  
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    HST 3710 - Ancient and “Medieval” African Civilizations

    (4)
    Explores the history of Africa’s ancient civilizations– Egypt, Nubia, Aksum– and regional development in northern, western, and eastern Africa to 1500 C.E. Topics include migration and settlement, agriculture, technology and ideology, the spread and impact of world religions, trade, and the exchange of ideas.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 1060  or equivalent with a grade of (C) or higher.
  
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    HST 3715 - African Cultural History

    (4)
    Examines the evolution of African societies and politics between 1500 and 1850 in the context of global antecedents and regional configuration of power and resources. Special emphasis will be given to slavery and the slave trade.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 1060  or equivalent with a grade of (C) or higher.
  
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    HST 3720 - Modern African History Since 1800

    (4)
    Political, social and economic history of Africa in the 19th and 20th centuries including Islam’s place in the building of empire-states in West Africa, versions of modernity, European colonization and African responses, and the African experience in state-building in the post- colonial era.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 1060  or equivalent with a grade of (C) or higher.
  
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    HST 3730 - Postcolonial Conflicts in African History

    (4)
    Using postcoloniality as an organizing theme, surveys large scale conflicts in contemporary African history. Includes a discussion of origins, causes and broader contextualization of post World War II Africa.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 1060  or equivalent with a grade of (C) or higher.
  
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    HST 3740 - African Environmental History

    (4)
    Examines the evolution of African environmental and ecological systems with an emphasis on climate change, hydrology, and human/environmental interaction, and the role of colonialism and economic development in environmental change. Identical with ENV 3890 .
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 1060  or equivalent with a grade of (C) or higher.
  
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    HST 3810 - China’s Last Dynasty: The Qing, 1644-1911

    (4)
    History of China’s last great dynasty from its founding by the Manchus in 1644 through its powerful early emperors to its final collapse in 1911. Course includes discussion of traditional Chinese culture and institutions, territorial expansion, the Opium Wars and the 19th century revolutionary movement.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 1060  or equivalent with a grade of (C) or higher.
  
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    HST 3815 - China in Revolution, 1911-1949

    (4)
    China’s 20th century revolutionary experience, focusing on the 1911, 1928 and 1949 revolutions. Topics include the struggle between China’s two revolutionary parties, the Nationalists and Communists; social change under the Republic; World War II in Asia; and the civil war that brought the Chinese Communist Party to power in 1949.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 1060  or equivalent with a grade of (C) or higher.
  
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    HST 3820 - China Since 1949

    (4)
    History of China from 1949 to the present, focusing on major policies and personalities of the Maoist period (1949-1976) and on the dramatic social and economic changes which have occurred since 1976.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 1060  or equivalent with a grade of (C) or higher.
  
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    HST 3825 - China and Inner Asia

    (4)
    China’s historical relations with Inner Asia: Chinese policy toward steppe empires north of the Great Wall including nomadic Xiongnu, Turks, early Tibetans, and Mongolians. Emergence of modern Inner Asian peoples such as the Uyghurs, Kazaks, and Manchus, and the role of Inner Asia in shaping modern China.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 1060  or equivalent with a grade of (C) or higher.
  
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    HST 3830 - Women in China: Past and Present

    (4)
    Women’s changing position in modern China: their status in traditional Chinese society, contributions to modernization in China during the revolutionary period (1912-1949), and struggle for equality since 1949. Identical with WGS 3825 .
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 1060  or equivalent with a grade of (C) or higher.
  
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    HST 3870 - Origins of Modern Japan, 1568-1912

    (4)
    Japan from the “late feudalism” of the Tokugawa period through the first phase of Western-style modernization in the Meiji period. Themes include the perfection and decay of the samurai state, the Meiji revolution, nationalism, imperialism and movements for social and political democracy.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 1060  or equivalent with a grade of (C) or higher.
  
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    HST 3875 - Twentieth-Century Japan

    (4)
    Japan since the Meiji period: the Taisho democracy movement, the changing position of women, fascism and militarism, total war, the American occupation and the rise to economic superpower status.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 1060  or equivalent with a grade of (C) or higher.
  
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    HST 3900 - Selected Topics in Cross-Cultural History

    (4)
    For majors and non-majors. Topics in cross-cultural history vary from year to year. May be repeated for additional credit under different subtitle.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 1060  or equivalent with a grade of (C) or higher.
  
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    HST 3903 - Selected Topics in European History

    (4)
    For majors and non-majors. Topics in European history vary from year to year. May be repeated for additional credit under different subtitle.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 1060  or equivalent with a grade of (C) or higher.
  
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    HST 3906 - Selected Topics in World History

    (4)
    For majors and non-majors. Topics in world history vary from year to year. May be repeated for additional credit under different subtitle.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 1060  or equivalent with a grade of (C) or higher.
  
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    HST 3909 - Selected Topics in American History

    (4)
    For majors and non-majors. Topics in American history vary from year to year. May be repeated for additional credit under different subtitle.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 1060  or equivalent with a grade of (C) or higher.
  
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    HST 3910 - 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 department chair.
  
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    HST 3920 - Directed Readings in History

    (2 TO 8)
    Independent but directed readings for juniors and seniors interested in fields of history in which advanced courses are not available. Offered each semester.
    Prerequisite(s): permission of instructor.
  
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    HST 3930 - Field Experience: Public History

    (4)
    Field experience in history, with faculty supervision that incorporates student performance in an occupational setting. May not be repeated for credit.
    Prerequisite(s): junior/senior standing; 24 credits in history, of which at least 8 must be at the 3000-4000 level; completion of HST 3000  with a (B+) or better.
  
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    HST 4110 - Native America to 1840

    (4)
    Study of the major trends within the histories of Native Americans from pre-Contact to the Removal Era. An emphasis will be placed upon the diversity of American Indian civilizations.
    Prerequisite(s): HST 1100  and WRT 1060  or equivalent with a grade of (C) or higher.
  
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    HST 4115 - Native America since 1840

    (4)
    Major trends within the histories of Native Americans since the Removal Era. The Plains Wars, reservation policies, termination, and twentieth-century American Indian legal and social issues will be covered.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 1060  with a grade of (C) or higher.
  
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    HST 4250 - The U.S. and the War in Vietnam

    (4)
    Examination of the war in Vietnam as a case study in American diplomatic history. Primary focus will be on the Johnson and Nixon administrations, although the war will be viewed in a much larger historical context.
    Prerequisite(s): HST 1200  or HST 3206  or HST 3210  and WRT 1060  with a grade of (C) or higher.
  
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    HST 4980 - Capstone in History

    (4)
    Investigation of topics in history in a capstone seminar setting. Substantive issues, research techniques and historiographical problems will be considered. Research paper to be submitted at course conclusion. Topics vary. May not be taken simultaneously with HST 3000 .
    Prerequisite(s): HST 3000 ; senior standing or permission of instructor.
  
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    HST 4995 - Directed Research in History

    (4 TO 12)
    Directed individual research for advanced history majors. Offered each semester.
    Prerequisite(s): permission of instructor and HST 3000 

Histotechnology

  
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    HT 4010 - Basic Histotechnique and Histochemical Staining Methods

    (12)
    Didactic and practicum experience in preparing histologic sections for light microscopy, including the study of over 50 different histologic and enzyme histochemical staining methods and their specific applications.
    Prerequisite(s): Histotechnology specialization standing.
  
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    HT 4020 - Basic Electron Microscopy

    (3)
    Didactic and practicum experience in basic biological electron microscopy. Electron microscopic histochemistry and special techniques are also covered. Emphasis is on the electron microscope as a medical diagnostic tool.
    Prerequisite(s): Histotechnology specialization standing.
  
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    HT 4030 - Immunohisto-Cytochemistry

    (5)
    Didactic and practicum experience in basic and advanced procedures of fluorescent and enzyme-labeled antibody techniques. Includes the preparation of tissues, staining with labeled antibodies and the use of the fluorescence microscope in clinical medicine and research.
    Prerequisite(s): Histotechnology specialization standing.
  
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    HT 4040 - Special Techniques

    (4)
    Didactic and practicum experience in molecular pathology (in situ hybridization and DNA analysis), management, education methodology, technical writing and research techniques.
    Prerequisite(s): Histotechnology specialization standing.

Honors College

The following list of courses comprises The Honors College core.

  
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    HC 1000 - First Year Colloquium

    (4)
    First year course prepares students to undertake the challenges and responsibilities of an academically prepared Honors College student. Required for all incoming Honors College freshmen in their first semester at Oakland University.
  
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    HC 1001 - Honors Aspire I

    (0)
    An introduction to the experiential learning and leadership component of The Honors College.
  
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    HC 1100 - Honors Presidential Aspire I

    (0)
    An introduction to the selective Presidential Scholar Success Program, creating an initial professional development plan, making OU Connections and beginning a portfolio on E-space, contacting a national leader in your chosen field.
  
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    HC 2002 - Honors Aspire II

    (0)
    The Sophomore Imagination Laboratory and preparing The Honors College students for undergraduate research and service.
  
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    HC 2010 - Art

    (4)
    Designed to provide an understanding of how art embodies and reflects particular perceptions and expressions of the world. This course helps students understand and appreciate the beautiful and develop aesthetic criteria whereby to better appreciate art and the way it captures human experience. May be repeated for 4 extra credits. Satisfies the university general education requirement in the arts knowledge exploration area.
  
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    HC 2020 - Literature

    (4)
    Prepares students with strategies of how to read, understand, and appreciate literary texts. The course also makes it possible for students to enter into a vicarious experience which, as George Eliot puts it, is the most important thing we owe the artist. May be repeated for 4 extra credits. Satisfies the university general education requirement in the literature knowledge exploration area. Satisfies the university general education requirement for a writing intensive course in general education. Prerequisite for writing intensive: completion of the university writing foundation requirement.
  
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    HC 2040 - Western Civilization

    (4)
    Explores the political, social, economic, and intellectual aspects of Western culture, and how Western culture and ideas have been constituted. May be repeated for 4 extra credits. Satisfies the university general education requirement in the western civilization knowledge exploration area.
  
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    HC 2050 - International Studies

    (4)
    Examines non-Western culture to show the similarities and differences among cultures. It reads the international scene from its own points of entry and explores how non-western cultures view the West. May be repeated for 4 extra credits. Satisfies the university general education requirement in the global perspective knowledge exploration area.
  
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    HC 2060 - Social Science

    (4)
    Looks to social science and its particular methods of scientific inquiry. Of particular interest are the ways societal and cultural factors influence and shape individual and/or group behaviors and values. May be repeated for 4 extra credits. Satisfies the university general education requirement in the social science knowledge exploration area.
  
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    HC 2070 - Math/Logic or Computer Science

    (4)
    Examines systematic and/or creative ways to approach, process, and analyze data and ideas from different disciplines. The course concerns itself with quantifiable evidence and symbolic systems of analysis. May be repeated for 4 extra credits. Satisfies the university general education requirement in the formal reasoning knowledge foundation area.
  
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    HC 2080 - Natural Science and Technology

    (4)
    Provides students with an introduction into the major fields of natural science and technology. While the natural science focus acquaints students with things pertaining to the natural world, whether biological, physical, chemical, or environmental, the technology focus introduces students to ancient and/or current means of technology. May be repeated for 4 extra credits. Satisfies the university general education requirement in the natural science and technology knowledge exploration area.
 

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