History (HIST)

HIST S105 World History I

3 credits (3+0)
GER. Survey of the political, social, economic, and cultural history of the Near East, Asia, Europe, Mesoamerica and Africa, from antiquity to the 16th century.

HIST S106 World History II

3 credits (3+0)
GER. Survey of the political, social, economic, and cultural developments that have created the modern global system since the 16th century.

HIST S131 History of the U.S. I

3 credits (3+0)
GER. The discovery of America to 1865; colonial period, Revolution, formation of the Constitution, western expansion, Civil War.

HIST S132 History of the U.S. II

to the 3 credits (3+0)
GER. Continuation of HIST 131 from Reconstruction to the present.

HIST S300 Historiography and Historical Methods

3 credits (3+0)
Readings and discussions on the nature of history, historical study and writing, recent tendencies in historical scholarship, and methods of historical research.
Prerequisite: ENGL S111 and 12 credits in history.

HIST S341 History of Alaska

3 credits (3+0)
The Russian background; acquisition, settlement and development of Alaska as an American territory and the 49th State.
Prerequisite: Six credits of history or permission.

HIST S350 Ancient Civilizations

3 credits (3+0)
Cross-listed ANTH S350. Examines the origins of agriculture and animal domestication, urbanization, and the emergence of state-level societies in world regions such as Egypt, Mesoamerica, and the Andes. Topics include socio-political organization, subsistence, material culture, and religion.

HIST S361 The Civil War Era (1848-1877)

3 credits (3+0)
Addresses the underlying causes and consequences of the American Civil War, with a particular focus on the political crises, economic transformations, and cultural divisions that fueled the worst conflict in the nation's history.
Prerequisite: ENGL S111 and six credits of history.

HIST S362 United States History 1865-1919

3 credits (3+0)
Investigates the creation of "modern" America from the end of the Civil War through World War I. Specific focus on the collapse of the slave economy, the restoration of white supremacy, the acceleration of industrialism and big business, the conquest of native land and culture, U.S. imperialism in Latin America and the Pacific, new immigration from Europe and Asia, and the emergence of popular reform movements among workers, farmers, women, and African Americans.
Prerequisite: ENGL S111, six credits of history, and upper division standing; or instructor permission.

HIST S363 United States History 1919-1950

3 credits (3+0)
Explores the period between the end of the first World War and the onset of the Korean War. Specific focus on the development of mass media and popular culture, the economic dimensions of the "Roaring 20's", the onset and consequences of the Great Depression, the rise of labor and the New Deal coalition, World War II, and the early years of the Cold War.
Prerequisite: ENGL S111, six credits of history, and upper division standing; or instructor permission.

HIST S364 United States History Since 1950

3 credits (3+0)
Considers the recent history of the United States from the Cold War to the present. Emphasizes the culture and politics of the Cold War, the civil Rights struggle, the Vietnam War, the Women's movement, the New left and New Right, shifting patterns of immigration, globalization of the US economy and culture, and the war on terrorism.
Prerequisite: ENGL S111, six credits of history, and upper division standing; or instructor permission.

HIST S370 Modern European Intellectual History

3 credits (3+0)
Explores major intellectual developments from Europe that have been influential in shaping the modern mentality, from liberalism, socialism, feminism, realism, and existentialism, to critical theory, structuralism, poststructuralism, and postmodernism.
Prerequisite: ENGL S111 and six credits from the humanities or social sciences, or instructor permission.

HIST S375 Current Issues in History: Selected Topics

3 credits (3+0)
Explores current issues concerning a historical method or topic in depth. Includes such fields as area studies, comparative history, cultural history, economic history, ethnic or gender studies, political or social history. May be repeated for credit providing the content differs.
Prerequisite: ENGL S111 and six credits of history, or instructor permission.

HIST S380 History of Gender and Sexuality

3 credits (3+0)
A reading seminar on the historical construction of gender, and on the use of gender as a critical category for reinterpreting major historical events.
Prerequisite: ENGL S111 and six credits of history and upper-division standing; or instructor permission.

HIST S390 Archives and Museums Theory and Practice

3 credits (3+0)
Cross-listed as ANTH S390. Introduces students to archives and museum theory and practices for potential careers in libraries, archives, and museums. Focuses on the archival profession, with the museum profession as a secondary topic. Students prepare for potential internships at local repositories.
Prerequisite: ENGL S111 and upper division standing, or instructor permission.

HIST S398 Individual Research

HIST S420 The Holocaust

3 credits (3+0)
Examines the Nazi genocide of the European Jews. Explores questions such as: How was the Holocaust possible? Who were the perpetrators? Who were the victims? Who collaborated with and who resisted Nazi policies of racism and elimination? What are legacies of genocide today?
Prerequisite: 6 credits of history, or instructor permission.

HIST S440 The Western Movement

3 credits (3+0)
Westward migration; establishment of new states and political institutions; influences of the West.
Prerequisite: HIST S131 and HIST S132.

HIST S492 Seminar in History: Selected Topics

3 credits (3+0)
In-depth exploration of a major topic in history through a course of readings and discussions. Students will refine skills in critical thinking, analysis of sources, and working with a variety of historical interpretations. May be repeated for credit provided the content differs.
Prerequisite: ENGL S111, six credits of history, and upper division standing; or instructor permission.

HIST S498 Research: