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History and Political Science

Courses

History

HIST 101. American History to 1865. (3) A survey course beginning with the Indian-European encounter and ending with the conclusion of the Civil War. Special attention is paid to the political, economic, societal, and cultural development of the United States. No prerequisite.

HIST 102. American History from 1865. (3) A survey course covering the history of the United States since Reconstruction. No prerequisite.

HIST 103. History of the Ancient and Medieval World. (3) A survey course covering from the beginning of civilization through the Middle Ages, with special attention to the origin and development of political, social, economic, religious, intellectual, and aesthetic activities in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas. No prerequisite.

HIST 104. History of the Modern World. (3) Emphasis upon the great movements of history, with special attention to the origin and development of political, social, economic, religious, intellectual, and aesthetic activities in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas. No prerequisite.

HIST 251. From the Telegraph to the Internet. (3) This course is an exploration of the relationship between various forms of media and a mass, consumer-politicized society from the advent of electronic communication with the telegraph and telephone to the present. The course will focus on important transitions in the forms of media — from the radio to television to film and the Internet, the contributions of media to society, and how media has influenced and been influenced by important events. No prerequisite.

HIST 303. The 1960s and the Counterculture Movement. (3) This course is an exploration of the counterculture movement in the United States during the 1960s in its diverse forms, including the environmental, feminist, and civil rights movements; manifestations of youth and popular culture; and protests against the Vietnam War. Attention will be paid to how the counterculture movement helped lead to the polarization of contemporary American society.

HIST 309. American Identities. (3) This course will be an exploration of some of the founding statements and interpretations of American identity and how different figures from across American history — including those from traditionally marginalized groups including women, African Americans, and Native Americans — have searched for a way to express themselves, criticize the dominant culture of their time, and define their own identities in relation to these statements. Prerequisite: COMP 132.

Political Science

POLS 203. American Politics. (3) A survey of the main concepts, theories, institutions, and actors in the American political system, including an analysis of the Constitution.