HIST 318 Religion in America
An interdisciplinary study of the growth of a denominational society in the United States. The course is especially concerned with the impact of American environment on religions imported from Europe and elsewhere, the problems posed by modern science, the development of new American faiths, and the contributions of religion to the core values of American culture.
Prerequisite: An introductory course in American history, Western civilization, the sociology of religion or western religion.
HIST 321 Immigrants, Ethnics, and Racial Minorities in United States History A study of the history of immigration to the United States from the eighteenth century, the forces of expulsion from the Old World and attraction to the New, and the nation’s response to immigrants and their descendants. Native Americans, the English, Germans, Irish, Jews, Mexicans and other Hispanic peoples, Africans, eastern and southern Europeans, Asians, and others who became part of the American people are considered, but from semester to semester different groups are emphasized. The most recent changes in immigration patterns are considered.
Prerequisites: HIST 151 United States History to Reconstruction, HIST 152 United States History since Reconstruction.
HIST 323 African-American History
An examination of African-American history from the colonial era to the present. Topics include the rise of chattel slavery, the influence of African-Americans on the American economy, the evolution of Jim Crow, the rise of the Civil Rights Movement of the twentieth century, the effects of constitutional and legal changes, and contributions of African-Americans to American culture.
Prerequisites: HIST 151 United States History to Reconstruction or HIST 152 United States History Since Reconstruction.
HIST 326 Women in American History
A study of the changing roles of women from colonial times to the present. Topics include society’s stereotypes of women; women’s social, family, and work roles; and the effect of legislative and constitutional changes on women.
Prerequisite: HIST 151 United States History to Reconstruction or HIST 152 United States History since Reconstruction.
HIST 336 Latin America from the Conquest to the Present
A study of the political, social, economic and cultural history treating indigenous antecedents, the colonial period, the independence movement, the emergence of modern states, and contemporary Latin America. Attention is given to both indigenous and Iberian cultural inheritance, the Roman Catholic Church, worker and peasant populism, military authoritarianism, and influence of the United States.
Prerequisite: A survey course in either American history or Western Civilization or permission of the instructor.
HIST 340 Industrial and Labor History of the United States
A study of the historical development of industry and labor in the U.S. from the middle of the nineteenth century to the present. Special emphasis is placed upon the historical forces that helped to foster industrial growth, the social impact of newly-created corporations, the legal milieu that made expansion possible, the growth of organized labor and class consciousness, and the evolution of a unified, integrated monetary and banking system.
Prerequisite: HIST 151 U.S. History to Reconstruction, HIST 152 U.S. History since Reconstruction, or POSC 110 Introduction to American Politics.
HIST 341 Total, Limited, and Cold: America at War in the 20th Century Update language? An examination of how wars have shaped the United States’ politics, society, and economic policies during the twentieth century. From the Filipino-American War to the Persian Gulf War, America has been fighting much of the century. The concept of warfare has shifted to fit the country’s changing role in world affairs, from an isolationist nation in the late nineteenth century to a Superpower after World War II.
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