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HIST 365 The History of Gender, Sexuality, and the Body
An analysis of the history of gender, sexuality, and the body in European history. Topics covered may include religious views of gender and sexuality, sexuality and the state, the growth of sexology as an academic discipline, and the changing meanings and significance of sex and the body. In this course, students also gain an understanding of the centrality of course themes to the study of religion, the state, and the family in any historical time period.
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing and a 100-level survey course in United States or European or World history; or permission of instructor.

HIST 367 Faith and Reason in Medieval Europe
An examination of the ideas that represent the contribution of the Middle Ages to the
intellectual history of Western Europe (ca. 300-1500 C.E.), with an emphasis on religious
thought. Topics may include the adoption and transformation of the classical heritage;
new conceptions of sanctity, ecclesiology, and eschatology; models of just and holy war;
medieval political theory; the birth of universities; and scholastic and humanist
philosophies.
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing and a 100-level survey course in United States or
European or World history; or permission of instructor.



HIST 369 History of the Crusades
An examination of the Crusades, an experiment in religious warfare that stretched from the eleventh century to the Protestant Reformation. Topics include the development of theories of Holy War in Christianity and Islam, the motivations of those who fought on both sides of this lengthy conflict, and the long-term implications of the Crusades for relations between the adherants of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. The course emphasizes the place of the Crusades within the wider context of European and Near Eastern History.
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing and a 100-level survey course in United States or
European or World history; or permission of instructor.

HIST 370 Intellectual History of Modern Europe
An examination of the outstanding ideologies which have appeared since the seventeenth century.  Within a historical context, developments in science, political theory, philosophy, and the arts are examined. The emergence of modern psychology, sociology, and economics also receives attention. The goal is to identify and appraise the points at which various intellectual pursuits have converged and to determine how ideas are translated into actions. Among the topics considered are the origins of modern rationalism, the scientific revolution, scientific and utopian socialism, conservatism, positivism, anarchism, existentialism, and a variety of counter-cultural movements.
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing and a 100-level survey course in United States or
European or World history; or permission of instructor.

HIST 371 Women in Europe, 1500-2000
An historical examination of women’s lives and ideas of gender in Europe. Through an analysis of social, economic, political, religious, intellectual, and cultural developments, this course explores how women have both experienced and shaped European history. Topics covered may include women’s political action, work and the economy, religion, feminism, and family life. Student thus gain a greater understanding not only of women’s lives, but also of the ways in which one can study the history of women and gender.
Prerequisite:  Sophomore standing and a 100-level survey course in United States or
European or World history; or permission of instructor.

HIST 372 Renaissance and Reformation Europe, 1350-1650 A history of Europe from 1350 to 1650, with particular emphasis on the many faceted change-over from medieval to modern during this period: the decline of the papacy, the growth of the Italian Renaissance, Anglo-French rivalry, the rise of Spain, the Reformation, and the growth of modern science.

Prerequisite: Sophomore standing and a 100-level survey course in United States orEuropean or World history; or permission of instructor.

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