History Courses

 

HIST101 World History 1

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

A global survey of the evolution of societies and civilizations from prehistory to the early modern era.  It covers the history of not only Europe and the Mediterranean basin, but also Africa, Asia and the Americas.  Recurrent themes are the environment, community, politics, economy, technology, belief systems and culture.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

HIST102 World History 2

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]

A survey of world history from the early modern period to the present.  Its central focus is the gradual integration of diverse populations as global contact expanded during the period in question.  Students consider the construction of historical periodization from a multi-cultural perspective while examining a variety of themes that illuminate the interaction of cultures through conflict and cooperation.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

HIST111 Global History 1
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]
A global survey of the evolution of societies and civilizations from prehistory to the early modern era. It covers the history of Europe and the Mediterranean basin, but also Africa, Asia and the Americas. Recurrent themes are the environment, community, politics, economy, technology, belief systems and culture. Fulfills general education requirement in world history. Restricted to History and Secondary Education, Social Studies majors

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

HIST112 Global History 2
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]
A survey of world history from the early modern period to the present. Its central focus is the gradual integration of diverse populations as global contact expanded during the period in question. Students will consider the construction of historical periodization from a multi-cultural perspective while examining a variety of themes that illuminate the interaction of cultures through conflict and cooperation. Fulfills general education requirement in world history. Restricted to History and Secondary Education, Social Studies majors

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None


 

HIST119 First Year Student Seminar

[Minimum Semester Hours: 1 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 1 sh]

An introduction to the university learning environment for first year history majors. Students learn the goals of a liberal arts degree and specifically of a BA in History. The course also covers specific learning strategies, classroom technologies and institutional resources that might help them achieve their goals.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

HIST150 American History

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

A rapid survey of political, economic, diplomatic, social, and cultural developments in the United States from the beginning of the colonial period to the present. This course does not fulfill the general education requirement in history.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

HIST200 Historical Thinking and Writing

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

An introduction to historical methods, with emphasis upon sources, interpretation, presentation and scholarly debate. Thematic content (i.e., geographic region, era, or subject) and/or case studies to be determined by the instructor.

Prerequisite: ( ENGL100 ) OR ( HONR111 )

Corequisite:   None


 

HIST201 History of the United States 1

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

A survey of U.S. history from the period of colonial origins to the end of Reconstruction, encompassing political, economic, military and social developments during the colonial era, the Revolution, the early national period, the age of Jackson, and the Civil War and Reconstruction.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

HIST202 History of the United States 2

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

A survey of U.S. history since 1877.  Framed around the rise of the U.S. as an industrial nation and a world power, the course investigates accompanying social, political, economic, environmental and cultural developments.  These include immigration and migration, alliances with other nations, causes and consequences of wars, changing political ideologies, racial, ethnic, and gender identities and issues, causes and consequences of protest movements, causes and consequences of economic change, and changes in family and community.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

HIST203 Introduction to Public History

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]

An introductory survey to the field of public history giving special attention to the history, philosophy, and purposes of applied history. A key theme is the professional responsibilities of historians in preserving and interpreting the past through historical agencies, archives, museums and sites of local history.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

HIST205 History of the United States Labor Movement
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]
A study of the American labor movement from early national beginnings to the present placed within the framework of general historical development. It seeks to explore the world of both the wage earner and the organizations created to achieve common goals. Emphasis is focused on the growth of American unionism and the development of collective bargaining.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

HIST210 Colonial America
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]
A survey of American life from the beginnings of English settlement to 1789, with emphasis upon the development of political, economic and cultural institutions.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None


 

HIST230 Appalachian Regional History

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Traces the unique history of Appalachia, a region that runs from Alabama through New York and includes Central and Western Pennsylvania. Students will scrutinize and discuss primary sources and historical analyses as they consider the construction of the notion of ”Appalachia.” The course will introduce students to patterns of settlement and exploitation of resources, discuss variations within the region, and examine Appalachia’s history within both a national and an international context.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

HIST245 History of Pennsylvania

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Pennsylvania from its colonial beginnings to the present; special attention to the political, economic, and social factors which have shaped the past; the Commonwealth's impact upon the national scene.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

HIST300 Early American Republic

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

An exploration of various themes in United States history from the end of the Revolution through the era of Andrew Jackson (1783-1845). Topics to be covered include the emergence of political institutions, economic growth, the struggle to create a functional foreign policy, westward expansion, the rise of sectional tensions, and the changing characteristics of a developing society.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

HIST301 Medieval History

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

A survey of European history during the Middle Ages (ca. 500-1500 CE), from the collapse of the Roman Empire to the dawn of the Early Modern era.  The course covers the major social, political, and religious, intellectual, and artistic developments of the period.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

HIST302 Civil War & Reconstruction

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

A study of the American Civil War era, 1845-1877. Topics to be emphasized include the ante-bellum South; the origins of the Civil War; the war in its military, political, diplomatic, social and economic aspects; and reconstruction, South and North.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

HIST304 Recent US History

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]

An exploration of major transformations in U.S. society and foreign policy since World War II. Topics include the origins of the Cold War, domestic life in the 1950's, the civil rights movement, Vietnam, sixties protests, the women's movement, Watergate, the political shift to the right in the 1980's, and recent changes in the U.S. economy.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

HIST305 Renaissance & Reformation
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]
A survey of the cultural and intellectual achievements of the Italian and Northern Renaissances and Protestant Reformation. The course highlights European contacts with the wider world and outside influences on European intellectual and artistic movements. Emphasis is placed on secularism, humanism, and individualism during the era of the Italian and Northern Renaissances and important movements of the Protestant Reformation including Lutheranism, the Swiss reform movements, Anglicanism, the Catholic Counter-Reformation, and the European religious wars.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

HIST306 History of the American Frontier
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]
A study of the westward movement and its influence upon the American development. Social and economic aspects of the frontier experience will be emphasized.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None


 

HIST307 Diplomatic History of US

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Foreign relations from the beginning of our national history to the present: the growth and influence of a policy of "isolation"; the creation and development of the Monroe Doctrine; the emergence of the United States as a world power; the problems incident to the assumption of global responsibilities.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

HIST310 French Revolution & Napoleon

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

The Old Regime, the Enlightenment, and the causes of the French Revolution. Revolutionary events of the decade 1789-1799 and military, legal, economic, and political aspects of the Napoleonic era. The emergence of the bourgeoisie.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

HIST311 International Business History

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

An examination of selected topics in the development of modern business cultures. The expansion of the industrial, world economy will serve as the general chronological framework, with major units devoted to: family firms and trading diasporas, chartered and joint stock companies, banking and insurance, commercial adaptations of new technologies, the creation of mass markets, “business imperialism,” the multinational corporation, and business cultures within late industrializers and “emerging” markets.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

HIST312 US in Prosperity & Depression, 1918-1941

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

An examination of the culture, economics and politics of the U.S. between the two world wars. Topics include the impact of World War I, the emergence of a mass consumer culture in the 1920's, the Great Depression and its effects on U.S. society, the rise of the modern labor movement, the New Deal and the origins of the welfare state, and the legacy of these developments for contemporary America.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

HIST313 Nationalism in Asia

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

An examination of the rise of modern nationalism in India, China, Japan and Southeast Asia in the nineteenth and twentieth century. Emphasis will be on a thematic, theoretical and comparative approach highlighting the similarities and differences in society and culture of each of these regions and their response to nationalism.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

HIST314 Oral History

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]

A workshop that introduces students to the theory, method, and practice of oral history. Students read and discuss theory, develop a research agenda, conduct field interviews, present results of a transcribed interview, and reflect on the relationship between theory and practice. (Fulfills external experience general education)

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

HIST315 Social History of Europe Since 1750
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]
An interdisciplinary survey of the pattern of social history of modern Europe with particular reference to the interaction of institutions and struggles of social classes. Use is made of social sciences auxiliary to the study of history, in particular economics, demography and sociology.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

HIST316 Early Christianity
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

An exploration of the origins of Christianity in the first century CE and its development and spread through the seventh century CE.  The class emphasizes the influence of eastern religious traditions and culture on Christianity, the Roman reaction to Christianity, the formation and organization of early Christian communities, early Christian spirituality and religious practices.  The course also emphasizes the divergence of eastern and western Christian traditions, the influence of Christianity on the rise of Islam, and Islam's impact on the Christian world.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None


 

HIST318 US Women's History

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

An exploration of the experiences of women in the United States from colonial times to the present. The course examines the way that U.S. history has been shaped by gender, that is, the impact of gender on women’s economic status and social roles. It also explores the diversity of experiences of women of different classes and ethnic backgrounds. Finally, the course examines women’s contributions to U.S. culture or politics.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

HIST322 History of Modern China

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Traces the political, social, economic, and intellectual evolution of China from approximately 1800 to present. Special emphasis will be placed upon Western imperialism in China, the Revolution of 1911, the rise of the Nationalist and Communist Parties, the Chinese Civil War, the People's Republic, and post-Mao China. No previous exposure to China is presumed.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

HIST324 Environmental History of Asia

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

A study of the ecological landscape of Asia from the earliest times with a focus on the diverse aspects of its environmental history. Addresses human migrations, changes in land use patterns, water management systems, forests, grazing lands, and climatic change, in the context of oceanic and overland interactions among the inter-communicating regions within Asia, and between Asia and the rest of the World.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

HIST327 History of Modern Japan

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Traces the evolution of Japan from an isolated island nation to a world power. Deals with the political, economic, social, military and intellectual history of Japan from 1600 to the present. Particular emphasis will be placed on the Takugawa Bakafu, the Meiji Restoration, the rise of Militarism and Nationalism, the Russo-Japanese War, the occupation of China, World War II, the Reconstruction, and the modern Japanese economy. No previous exposure to Japan is presumed.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

HIST328 Social Science Seminar

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

A thematic or topical approach, with emphasis on historical/political/economic analysis. Treatment of historical, contemporary and/or comparative topics (for example, the historical roots and contemporary practice of terrorism and its political and economic impact; the impact of imperialism --political, economic, and historical-- in different global areas; the frontier experience of Russian Siberia and the American West) within a framework provided by the instructor.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

HIST332 History of the Islamic World to 1798

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]

Examines selected topics in Islamic history before 1798, introducing students not only to important personages, events, and themes, but also to historical interpretation and method. The course will be divided into four units, outlining the expansion of the Islamic world from the early community at Media to the zenith of the Ottoman Empire; specifically, the religious and political foundations of Islam, conversion and expansion, Islamic civilization, and the great empires.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

HIST333 History of the Islamic World Since 1798
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]
An examination of selected topics of the modern Islamic history, introducing students not only to important personages, events, and themes, but also to historical interpretation and method. The course will be divided into seven units from the pivotal 1790's to the present; specifically: decline and renewal in the late eighteenth century, the age of European colonialism, nineteenth and twentieth century nationalism, the politics of oil and the fundamentalist challenge.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

HIST334 China and India in Historical Perspective (3.0 sh)
A comparative study of the history, culture, political economy, and environment of China and India in the context of the contemporary globalization process.  Both countries are poised to become giants of the 21st century.  The purpose is to look at the present developments, keeping in view their progress over several centuries, and to study the impact they have had and will have on the world.


 

HIST335 History of Modern Russia
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]
Major developments of Russian history since 1815. Emphasis upon the decline of Tsarism, rise of revolutionary movements, World War I and the Russian Revolution of 1917. Soviet ideology, foreign and domestic policies from Lenin to the present.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None


 

HIST338 History and Preservation of American Architecture

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

A study of American architectural history as material evidence of the country's social, cultural, economic and technological development. Examines the meaning, uses, and changes of selected architectural forms addressing a broad array of structures, monuments, and landscapes. Emphasizes the principles and methods of public history, especially historic preservation. Includes attention to professional careers and ongoing projects in historic preservation.

Prerequisite: ( HIST200 ) OR ( HIST203 )

Corequisite:   None


 

HIST342 History Modern Europe 1815-1914

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

A chronological and topical approach. Evaluation of major political, economic, social and cultural trends, with particular emphasis on industrialization and economic and social changes, development of the power of the nation-state, imperialism, and the origins of World War I.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

HIST343 History Mod Europe 1914-Present

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

A chronological and topical approach. Evaluation of major political, economic, social and cultural trends, with particular emphasis on the impact of two world wars, fascism, establishment of the USSR, western European resurgence after World War II, and the shaping of the post-Cold War order.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

HIST345 Military History of US

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

A study of the American military experience from colonial times to the present. Topics include the development of military organizations, institutions, practices, and traditions, and the origins and evolution of past wars in their military, diplomatic, political, economic, and social dimensions.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

HIST347 The Ancient Mediterranean

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

An exploration of the origins of Christianity in the first century CE and its development and spread through the seventh century CE.  The class emphasizes the influence of eastern religious traditions and culture on Christianity, the Roman reaction to Christianity, the formation and organization of early Christian communities, early Christian spirituality and religious practices.  The course also emphasizes the divergence of eastern and western Christian traditions, the influence of Christianity on the rise of Islam, and Islam's impact on the Christian world.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

HIST358 History of Modern South Asia and Indian Ocean

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]

Provides the student with a basic understanding of the history and civilization of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, from South Asia's earliest history up to the present. Special emphasis will be placed on the Classical Age of Indian History, the great Mughal Empire, the British Empire, and independent South Asia. No previous exposure to South Asia is presumed.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

HIST362 History of Africa to 1800
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]
An examination of selected topics in pre-colonial African history. with the aim of introducing students not only to important personages, events and themes, but also to historical interpretation and method. The course will be divided into six units ranging from prehistory to the eighteenth century, specifically: food and society, ancient civilizations, human migration, state formation, Islamic society, and the transatlantic slave trade.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

HIST363 History of Africa Since 1800
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]
A survey of modern African history from 1800 to the present, with the aim of analyzing contemporary issues from an historical perspective. In particular, the course will revolve around the question of whether the colonial period was simply a brief, superficial phase in African history, or a time of upheaval and transformation. Emphasis will be placed on African agriculture, rural communities, industrialization, urbanization, and colonial and contemporary politics.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None


 

HIST366 History of Modern Southeast Asia

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Traces the evolution of Southeast Asia from its early modern history as a focal region for European and American colonialism and conquest, to the emergence of the contemporary independent states. Emphasis will be placed on Dutch colonialism in Indonesia, the British in Burma and Malaysia, America in the Philippines, French Indochina, the Vietnam War, and Southeast Asia since 1975.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

HIST367 Colonial Latin American History

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Surveys the history of the vast area known as Latin America from Pre-Columbian times to the wars of independence of the early nineteenth century. Examines the major Pre-Columbian civilizations, the early encounter with Iberians, processes of conquest and transformation that resulted in the creation of unique American societies. Focuses on the development of the economic, political, social, cultural and religious institutions of this region.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

HIST370 History of Latin America

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

The development of Latin America from the period of discovery to the present. The relation of economic, social and cultural factors to the various political units. The influence of relations with Europe and the U.S.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

HIST372 Historical Perspectives on Appalachian Health Care

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Students will study the development of health care systems and issues in Appalachia, a region that contains central Pennsylvania. This course will provide students with an opportunity to scrutinize and discuss primary sources and historical analyses that address the following issues: identification of the region and recognition of the unique health needs of its inhabitants; the development of the medical profession and its relationship to other health care providers; and evaluation o the effectiveness of the traditional medical system in Appalachia.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

HIST375 History of Mexico & Central Amer

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

A general history of Middle America from the conquest by the Spanish to the present, with emphasis upon the national rather than the colonial experience. Special emphasis on Mexico and Cuba and on the relationships of Middle America with the U.S.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

HIST377 Modern Latin American History

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]

A survey of the history of Latin America from the Wars of Independence (1820s) to the present. Through lecture, readings, discussion and various media, students will analyze the economic and political development of Latin America, its authoritarian and revolutionary past and its recent transitions to democracy. The role of popular culture in national development and identity as well as relations with the U.S. will also be examined.

Prerequisite: ( HIST*** )

Corequisite:   None


 

HIST385 History of Modern South Africa
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]
An exploration of modern South African political, social and economic problems within an historical context. Thus, the course will survey the development of colonial political institutions, industries, social class and popular movements with the aim of better defining the protests and reforms of recent years. Topics covered will include: pre-colonial Southern African societies, Dutch colonization and Afrikaner society, the mineral revolution and industrialization, rural impoverishment and labor migration, colonial labor and segregation policies, labor unions, African nationalism, and the rise and apparent fall of the apartheid regime.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

HIST390 Contemporary World Problems
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]
A detailed study of the historical background and significance of several major contemporary problems. Issues treated will vary from year to year in response to the changing world scene. Typical problems are the Arab-Israeli conflict, arms limitation, northern Ireland, the status of Taiwan, among others.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None


 

HIST395 Historiography

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

An examination of the nature of historical inquiry and historical knowledge through a study of the principles of historical methodology. A survey of the history of historical writing with emphasis upon the critical historical scholarship of the last two centuries.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

HIST480 Capstone Research Seminar

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

A research seminar, with emphasis upon historical sources, interpretation, presentation and scholarly debate. Thematic focus (i.e., era or theme) to be determined by the instructor, according to the following criteria: 1) global in scope, 2) local history application, 3) subject of historical debate.

Prerequisite: ( HIST200 AND HIST3** )

Corequisite:   None


 

HIST605 The Renaissance & Reformation

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Key intellectual developments of the Renaissance including secularism, humanism, and individualism. Analysis of early Protestant movements. Ideas and influences of Protestant and Catholic leaders including Luther, Calvin, Loyola, and Pope Paul III. The Commercial Revolution.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

HIST608 History of Ideas in the United States

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

A survey of the major trends in American religious, political, social and economic thought from the colonial period to the present.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

HIST618 US Women's History

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

An exploration of the experiences of women in the United States from colonial times to the present. The course examines the way that U.S. history has been shaped by gender, that is, the impact of gender on women’s economic status and social roles. It also explores the diversity of experiences of women of different classes and ethnic backgrounds. Finally, the course examines women’s contributions to U.S. culture or politics.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

HIST622 History of Modern China

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]

Traces the political, social, economic, and intellectual evolution of China from approximately 1800 to present. Special emphasis will be placed upon Western imperialism in China, the Revolution of 1911, the rise of the Nationalist and Communist Parties, the Chinese Civil War, the People's Republic, and post-Mao China. No previous exposure to China is presumed.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

HIST627 History of Modern Japan
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]
Traces the evolution of Japan from an isolated island nation to a world power. Deals with the political, economic, social, military and intellectual history of Japan from 1600 to the present. Particular emphasis will be placed on the Takugawa Bakafu, the Meiji Restoration, the rise of Militarism and Nationalism, the Russo-Japanese War, the occupation of China, World War II, the Reconstruction, and the modern Japanese economy. No previous exposure to Japan is presumed.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

HIST628 Social Science Seminar
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]
A thematic or topical approach, with emphasis on historical/political/economic analysis. Treatment of historical, contemporary and/or comparative topics (for example, the historical roots and contemporary practice of terrorism and its political and economic impact; the impact of imperialism --political, economic, and historical-- in different global areas; the frontier experience of Russian Siberia and the American West) within a framework provided by the instructor.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None


 

HIST666 History of Modern Southeast Asia

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Traces the evolution of Southeast Asia from its early modern history as a focal region for European and American colonialism and conquest, to the emergence of the contemporary independent states. Emphasis will be placed on Dutch colonialism in Indonesia, the British in Burma and Malaysia, America in the Philippines, French Indochina, the Vietnam War, and Southeast Asia since 1975.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

HIST672 Historical Perspectives on Appalachian Health Care

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Students will study the development of health care systems and issues in Appalachia, a region that contains central Pennsylvania. This course will provide students with an opportunity to scrutinize and discuss primary sources and historical analyses that address the following issues: identification of the region and recognition of the unique health needs of its inhabitants; the development of the medical profession and its relationship to other health care providers; and evaluation o the effectiveness of the traditional medical system in Appalachia.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

HIST690 Contemporary World Problems

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

A detailed study of the historical background and significance of several major contemporary problems. Issues treated will vary from year to year in response to the changing world scene. Typical problems are the Arab-Israeli conflict, arms limitation, northern Ireland, the status of Taiwan, among others.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

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