Aug 15, 2022  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

French

  
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    FREN 2960 - Directed Study

    2 to 5 credit hours
  
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    FREN 3000 - SABD Variable Topics

    1 to 5 credit hours
  
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    FREN 3010 - SABD Variable Topics

    1 to 5 credit hours
  
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    FREN 3020 - SABD Variable Topics

    1 to 5 credit hours
  
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    FREN 3030 - SABD Variable Topics

    1 to 5 credit hours
  
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    FREN 3040 - SABD Variable Topics

    1 to 5 credit hours
  
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    FREN 3050 - SABD Variable Topics

    1 to 5 credit hours
  
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    FREN 3060 - History of French Art

    3 credit hours
    Examines selected topics in the history of French art.

  
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    FREN 3070 - History of French Cinema

    3 credit hours
    Examines selected topics in the history of French cinema.

  
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    FREN 3080 - Contemporary French History

    3 credit hours
    Examines selected topics in contemporary French history.

  
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    FREN 3090 - French and Francophone Literature

    3 credit hours
    A survey of 20th and 21st Century literature written in French.

  
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    FREN 3100 - French Business and Economy

    3 credit hours
    The study of the business environment and economy of present-day France.

  
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    FREN 3110 - French Translation

    3 credit hours
    Theory and practice of French-English and English-French translation.

  
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    FREN 3120 - Advanced French Vocabulary

    3 credit hours
    specialized and professional vocabulary in a variety of fields and disciplines.

  
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    FREN 3130 - 20th Century French Literature

    3 credit hours
    A survey of major writers and movements in 20th Century French literature.

  
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    FREN 3140 - Francophone Literature and Cultures

    3 credit hours
    Studies literary texts and cultural studies from a variety of French-speaking countries and regions outside France.

  
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    FREN 3150 - French Culture and Civilization

    5 credit hours
    An introduction to French culture and civilization with emphasis on the basic traditions and structures of French society.

  
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    FREN 3160 - French Culture and Society

    3 credit hours
    Examines selected topics in contemporary French culture and society.

  
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    FREN 3170 - Politics and Economy in France

    3 credit hours
    Examines political life and economy in present-day France.

  
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    FREN 3210 - Advanced French Language and Culture I

    8 credit hours
    Intensive French language and culture course taught at the University of Grenoble.

    Registration Restriction(s): Open only to French in France students
  
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    FREN 3220 - Advanced French Language and Culture II

    8 credit hours
    Intensive French language and culture course taught at the University of Grenoble.

    Registration Restriction(s): Open only to French in France students
  
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    FREN 3250 - Introduction to French Literature

    5 credit hours
    A general study of literary French, done in the context of a survey of the major texts, authors, and movements in French literature with emphasis placed on the theories and techniques of literary analysis.

  
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    FREN 3910 - Special Topics

    1 to 5 credit hours
  
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    FREN 3960 - Directed Study

    2 to 5 credit hours
  
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    FREN 4450 - French Literature and Culture, 20th Century

    5 credit hours
    A survey of 20th century French literature and culture that reflects the social and intellectual trends in modern France.

  
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    FREN 4520 - Development of Modern French

    5 credit hours
    An in-depth study of the various levels of modern French, with emphasis on the transformation brought about by current social, political, and cultural changes.

  
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    FREN 4600 - Qu

    5 credit hours
    A survey of Quecois literature that examines the social and intellectual trends in modern Quec.

  
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    FREN 4630 - Topics in Contemporary French Culture

    5 credit hours
    A study of contemporary French culture involving a survey of texts in French that reflect the issues and changes currently being discussed and debated in modern France.

    Prerequisite Course(s): FREN 2350
  
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    FREN 4650 - French and Francophone Cinema

    5 credit hours
    An introduction to the history and development of French-language cinema, with an emphasis on major directors and cinematic movements.

  
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    FREN 4700 - Francophone African and Caribbean Literature and Culture

    5 credit hours
    A study of works representing a number of major literary and cultural movements in Francophone Africa and the Caribbean over the past century:la nem>gritude, anti-colonialist and revolutionary writing, feminist writing, and post-colonial literature. Historical, philosophical and social factors as they are reflected in some important texts written in French, with a primary emphasis on the African expericence and Africian voices will be considered. A significant portion of the course will also be devoted to the challenges and practice of literary translation, both as a method of deep reading and as a mode of writing. This course is a capstone course for French majors.

    Prerequisite Course(s): FREN 2350
  
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    FREN 4770 - French Honors Directed Reading

    5 credit hours
  
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    FREN 4790 - French Honors Thesis

    5 credit hours
  
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    FREN 4900 - Senior Synthesis

    3 credit hours
  
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    FREN 4910 - Special Topics

    1 to 5 credit hours
    Prerequisite Course(s): FREN 2350
  
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    FREN 4960 - Independent Study

    1 to 5 credit hours
  
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    FREN 4990 - Directed Research

    1 to 5 credit hours

General Science

  
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    ISSC 1910 - Special Topics

    1 to 5 credit hours
  
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    ISSC 1960 - Directed Study

    1 to 5 credit hours
  
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    ISSC 2100 - Peer Mentor Training Seminar

    1 credit hour
    Introduction to principles of effective mentoring, university policy, and campus resources. Course topics include time management, goal setting, learning styles, study skills, intercultural communication, working with students on academic probation, and making referrals. Graded credit/fail.

    Registration Restriction(s): Registration by permission of department.
    Terms Typically Offered: Fall
  
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    ISSC 2910 - Special Topics

    1 to 5 credit hours
  
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    ISSC 2960 - Directed Study

    1 to 5 credit hours
  
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    ISSC 4890 - Senior Capstone I: Research

    2 credit hours
    Initiation of an independent literature or laboratory research project. Searching, reading, and synthesizing scientific literature. Consideration of relationship between major, Core, and professional goals. Development of student portfolio. Oral presentation and written report. Along with ISSC 490, part of the senior capstone requirement for general science majors. Registration restrictions may be bypassed by the department with permission of chair.

    Registration Restriction(s): General science major, senior standing
    Terms Typically Offered: Winter
  
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    ISSC 4900 - Senior Capstone II: Seminar

    1 credit hour
    Continuation of the project developed in ISSC 489, including final oral and written presentations of the research. Along with ISSC 489, part of the senior capstone requirement for general science majors.

    Prerequisite Course(s): ISSC 4890
    Terms Typically Offered: Spring
  
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    ISSC 4910 - Special Topics

    1 to 5 credit hours
  
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    ISSC 4950 - Internship

    1 to 5 credit hours
  
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    ISSC 4960 - Independent Study

    1 to 5 credit hours
  
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    ISSC 4990 - Directed Research

    1 to 5 credit hours

Global Awareness

  
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    GAP 2510 - Global Knowledge

    1 credit hour
    Global Knowledge examines contemporary issues and hotspots around the world.

    Prerequisite Course(s): permission of program director
  
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    GAP 2520 - Global Understanding

    1 credit hour
    Global Understanding examines contemporary examples and theories of globalization and cross-cultural interations.

    Prerequisite Course(s): permission of program director
  
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    GAP 2530 - Global Respect

    1 credit hour
    Global Leadership studies and evaluates different values systems and their approaches and applicability to contemporary global events. Students will develop their own ethics of global engagement.

    Prerequisite Course(s): permission of program director
  
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    GAP 2540 - Global Engagement

    1 credit hour
    Global Engagement examines macro and micro-level models for dealing with some of the major challenges facing the world today.

    Prerequisite Course(s): permission of program director
  
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    GAP 2550 - Global Leadership

    1 credit hour
    In Global Leadership students will examine successful and unsuccessful models of contemporary global leadership and develop their own philosophy of global leadership.

    Prerequisite Course(s): permission of program director
  
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    GAP 4900 - Global Aware Senior Synthesis

    3 to 5 credit hours
    Students will reflect on their Global Awareness Program and its relation to their Core education. A synthetic reflection essay, a global awareness resume and a public presentation of their GAP activities will be major requirements.

    Prerequisite Course(s): permission of program director

Global African Studies

  
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    GAST 2000 - Introduction to Global African Studies

    5 credit hours
    A requirement designed to introduce students to the history, theory, and main themes of African and African American Studies from a global perspective.

  
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    GAST 2910 - Special Topics

    5 credit hours
  
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    GAST 2960 - Directed Study

    1 to 5 credit hours
  
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    GAST 3010 - African History: Prehistory - 1500

    5 credit hours
    A survey and analysis of Africa from the earliest period to 1500.

  
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    GAST 3020 - African History: 1500 to 1800

    5 credit hours
  
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    GAST 3030 - African History: 1800 - the Present

    5 credit hours
    A survey and analysis of Africa from 1800 to the present.

  
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    GAST 3040 - African American History: the Beginning - 1877

    5 credit hours
    A survey and analysis of African American history from the colonial period to the end of Reconstruction.

  
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    GAST 3050 - African American History: 1877 - 1954

    5 credit hours
    A survey and analysis of African American history from Reconstruction to 1954.

  
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    GAST 3060 - African-American History: 1945 to Present

    5 credit hours
    A survey of contemporary African-American history.

  
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    GAST 3960 - Directed Study

    1 to 5 credit hours
  
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    GAST 4010 - Global African Studies Colloquium

    5 credit hours
  
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    GAST 4020 - Slavery: Comparative Perspectives

    5 credit hours
    An examination of the global practice of slavery and its many variations.

  
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    GAST 4030 - Blacks in the New World

    5 credit hours
    What has been the role and experience of peoples of African descent in the New World beyond the United States? What have been their contributions to the development of New World cultures from Canada to Chile and all points in between?

  
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    GAST 4040 - African Intellectual Heritage: Global Perspectives

    5 credit hours
    An intellectual history of the Global African World.

  
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    GAST 4050 - The Atlantic Slave Trade

    5 credit hours
    A course that introduces students to the complexities of the Atlantic Slave Trade and its aftermath.

  
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    GAST 4060 - Islam in the Global African World

    5 credit hours
    This course examines from diverse disciplinary perspectives the phenomenon of Islam in the global African world.

  
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    GAST 4070 - Christianity in the Global African World

    5 credit hours
    This course examines from diverse perspectives the phenomenon of Christianity in the global African world.

  
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    GAST 4910 - Special Topics

    5 credit hours
  
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    GAST 4960 - Independent Study

    1 to 5 credit hours

History

  
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    HIST 1200 - Origins of Western Civilization

    5 credit hours
    Traditional societies of the Western world, their values, institutions and historical development from ancient times to the modern era.

  
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    HIST 1210 - Studies in Modern Civilization

    5 credit hours
    The process of modernization in the West and the world.

  
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    HIST 2010 - Workshop in World History

    5 credit hours
    Focuses specifically on problems of data collection, comparative analysis, and interpretation that are part of the discipline generally. Will be practiced here within the context of world history.

  
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    HIST 2020 - Historiography

    5 credit hours
    Foundational course in the major that will examine the writing of history with an emphasison theoretical issues such as historicism, empiricism, hermeneutics, social history, modern and postmodern theories, feminist thought, and cultural studies.

  
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    HIST 2310 - Survey of the United States

    5 credit hours
    A topical survey focusing on the United States as a model of the modern society and an analysis of the conflicts generated by competing traditional and modern value systems in American society.

  
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    HIST 3000 - Global Histories: Encounters and Exchanges

    5 credit hours
    Examines worldwide encounters of people and the exchanges of goods and ideas since 1450. Analyzes how peoples in Africa, the Americas, Asia and Europe have understood one another and adapted to their coexistence. Highlights little-known individual actors in world history - the traveler, the explorer, the immigrant - searching for adventure and new opportunities. Interprets primary and secondary historical sources. Employs Orientalist, globalization, and feminist theories to demonstrate how global encounters have changed over time. Cross-listed with INST 3000.

    Prerequisite Course(s): HIST 1210
  
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    HIST 3010 - The Roman Republic

    5 credit hours
    This course will examine Rome from its beginnings to the death of Caesar and the collapse of the Republic.

  
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    HIST 3020 - The Roman Empire

    5 credit hours
    The history of the Roman Empire from its establishment by Augustus until its final collapse in A.D. 476.

  
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    HIST 3040 - Greece to the End of the Peloponnesian War

    5 credit hours
    Political and cultural history of Greece to the death of Socrates. First in a two-quarter series on ancient Greece.

  
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    HIST 3050 - Alexander and the Hellenistic World

    5 credit hours
    Fourth century Greece, the failure of the polis, rise of Macedon, Alexander's Persian campaign and the successor kingdoms to the death of Cleopatra. Also a brief exploration of Judea under the Greek kings.

  
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    HIST 3060 - Europe of the High Middle Ages

    5 credit hours
    An analysis of the cultural, political, and social institutions of medieval Europe.

  
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    HIST 3070 - Europe in the Renaissance Era

    5 credit hours
    A study and interpretation of the many facets of change which brought the Middle Ages to an end and began the distinctive modern developments in the West, 1350-1550.

  
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    HIST 3090 - Europe in the Reformation Era

    5 credit hours
    Study of the political responses by the new monarchies and the religious responses of the Christian churches to the new socio-economic conditions and cultural transformations of Western modernity, 1500-1660.

  
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    HIST 3100 - Europe in the Age of Expansion

    5 credit hours
    The period covered will move from the later Middle Ages - the expansion of Europe toward Asia, north Africa, and the Near East - to the Early Modern Period expansion to the Americas, China, the South Pacific, and Sub-Saharan Africa. The course will examine the political, social, economic, and cultural dimensions of this interaction.

  
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    HIST 3130 - Europe 1800-1914: Politics, Society and Culture

    5 credit hours
    A survey that examines nationalism, imperialism, revolutions, urban history, the rise of the middle class, high and mass cultures and gender relations in Europe and its colonies.

  
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    HIST 3150 - Europe 1914-1945

    5 credit hours
    Examination of the causes of WWI, the impact on European society, the Russian revolution, and the rise of Fascism. WWII and the Holocaust.

  
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    HIST 3160 - European and Colonial Cities, 18th-20th Centuries

    5 credit hours
    An exploration of social, political, cultural and architectural history of European and colonial cities. Cities were the sites of work and revolutions, magnets for migrants, stages for urban spectacles and showcases for imperial ambitions.

  
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    HIST 3170 - Community and Conflict in Europe since 1945

    5 credit hours
    The first part of this course examines international relations in Europe since the end of World War II, particularly the Cold War and the European Community. The second half investigates how political and social movements have shaped European identity. Of special interest are questions of immigration and racism, the student movements of the '60s and the terrorism of the '70s and '80s.

  
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    HIST 3180 - 19th Century European Intellectual Cultural History

    5 credit hours
    Study of the significant figures and movements of nineteenth-century European intellectual and cultural development.

  
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    HIST 3190 - 20th Century European Intellectual Cultural History

    5 credit hours
    Study of the significant figures and movements in twentieth-century European intellectual and cultural development.

  
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    HIST 3210 - Medieval Spain

    5 credit hours
    Study of Spain from the Muslim conquest of 711 until the Christian Reconquest of 1492.

  
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    HIST 3220 - Gender and Power in Medieval and Early Modern Europe

    5 credit hours
    An examination of how constructions of gender influenced the ways that power and entitlement were distributed in medieval and early modern European society. The course focuses on legal status, religion, economics, marriage and sexuality, government, warfare, medicine, and material culture.

  
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    HIST 3230 - Medieval Monarchy

    5 credit hours
    Examines European kings and queens in comparative analysis from ca. 300 to 1500

  
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    HIST 3260 - Women and Revolution

    5 credit hours
    Examination of women's roles in revolutionary movements.

  
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    HIST 3330 - The Age of the American Revolution

    5 credit hours
    Seven Years War to the 1820s.

  
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    HIST 3350 - Mid-Nineteenth Century United States

    5 credit hours
    The U.S. in the age of Jackson: antebellum reform movements; territorial expansion; slavery and abolition; the Civil War and Reconstruction. Social, political, and economic issues provide major foci, though diplomatic and military topics are also considered.

  
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    HIST 3410 - The Pacific Northwest

    5 credit hours
    Past development and present problems of the states comprising the Pacific Northwest, with emphasis on Washington state.

  
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    HIST 3440 - History of U.S. Social Welfare Policy

    5 credit hours
    Study of attitudes and policies concerning poverty and related social problems throughout United States history.

 

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