History 300: Historical Writing
Advanced expository writing focusing on historical subjects; practical exercises in style, form, and argumentation; improvement of critical skills and powers of synthesis and analysis; historiography and historical research methods. Prerequisite: Grade of "C" or better in English 110 or its equivalent and upper-division standing.
History 301: Greece
A survey of the Greeks from the Bronze Age up through the conquests of Alexander the Great. Emphasis is placed on the reading of primary documents as a means of understanding the Greeks and their history. The Golden Age of Greece, the developments of democracy, Greek philosophy, religion, literature, and drama are explored, as are visual and archaeological evidence.
History 302: The Hellenistic Age and the Coming of Rome
From the conquests of Alexander the Great through the last days of the Roman Republic. A survey of Hellenistic philosophy, religion, literature, the arts, and politics is followed by an examination of Rome's conquest of the Mediterranean and the gradual disintegration of its cherished Republic, culminating in the death of Julius Caesar. Slides and primary works involve the student more closely in the study of Greco-Roman civilization.
History 303: The Roman Empire
From the last days of Rome's Republic and the establishment of the Empire under Augustus to the "Fall" of Rome in the West in the 5th c. A.D. The nature of Augustus' settlement, problems of political stability, the crisis of the 3rd c., recovery and collapse are explored, along with such topics as art, literature and religion, where special attention is given to the role of Christianity in the empire. Readings by contemporary writers, documents illustrating social history, and slides enhance the course.
History 304: Early Medieval Europe: AD 500-1100
A survey of Europe from the "Fall" of Rome up to the twelfth century. The course begins by focusing on the transformation of the ancient world and the question of the beginnings of medieval Europe, and concludes with a survey of the political and social climate at the dawn of the High Middle Ages. Primary documents cover such topics as feudalism, the spread of Christianity, struggles between church and government, and the Carolingian Renaissance. Contemporary documents and visual evidence are incorporated throughout the course.
History 305: Medieval Europe, 1100 to the Renaissance
European social, intellectual, economic, and political development from the dawn of the High Middle Ages ca 1100 to the beginnings of the Italian Renaissance. Use of primary readings and audio-visual materials to explore such themes as economic recovery, the church and popular religiosity, the medieval synthesis, the arts, and the role of women.
History 306: Europe 1350-1648
Political, social, economic and cultural development of Europe from the Renaissance to the Peace of Westphalia. Primary readings and audio-visual materials are used to explore the Renaissance, the Reformation, the religious wars, commercial development, the scientific revolution, and the arts.
History 307: Europe 1648 to 1815
Political, social, economic and cultural development of Europe from the Peace of Westphalia to the Congress of Vienna. Primary readings and audio-visual materials are used to explore the Enlightenment, state-building, the French Revolution, the beginnings of industrialization, and the arts.
History 308: Europe 1815-1914
Political, social, economic and cultural development of Continental Europe from the Congress of Vienna to the outbreak of World War I. Prerequisite: HIST 102, 206, or equivalent.
History 309: Europe Since 1914
The European nations in two World Wars, use and character of totalitarian movements, social and economic development, new intellectual currents, and the revolt of Asia and Africa against European dominance. Prerequisite: HIST 102, 206, or equivalent.