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  • Prerequisites
  • General Education
  • Writing Emphasis
  • Travel Course
  • Repeatable
  • Additional Fees
Credits3
Lecture
Spring
Fall
HISTORY-103

World Civilizations I

Chronological survey of major events, people, and ideas that have influenced the history, literature, art, and culture of various world civilizations. This course covers the origins of civilization to the Age of Exploration.

  • Gen Ed: HS1 - Survey of Western Civilization
Credits3
Lecture
Spring
Fall
HISTORY-104

World Civilizations II

Chronological survey of major events, people, and ideas that have influenced the history, literature, art and culture of various world civilizations. This course covers the Age of Exploration up to the present.

  • Gen Ed: HS1 - Survey of Western Civilization
Credits3
Lecture
Fall
HISTORY-205

History of the United States from 1600 to 1865

Forces that shaped the political, social, cultural, intellectual and economic history of the United States through the Civil War.

  • Gen Ed: HS3 - Individual and Social Values
Credits3
Lecture
Spring
HISTORY-206

History of the United States from 1865 to the Present

Forces that shaped the political, social, cultural, intellectual and economic history of the United States since the Civil War.

  • Gen Ed: HS3 - Individual and Social Values
Credits3
Lecture
Spring
Fall
HISTORY-207

Introduction to African-American History

Survey of black people's experience in America, beginning with African culture through the development of Afro-American culture and institutions; includes political, social, economic and cultural history.

  • Gen Ed: Ethnic Studies
Credits1-4
Field EXP
HISTORY-299

Travel Course

  • Pre-Requisites
  • General Education
  • Travel Course
  • Repeatable

Travel courses are conducted to various parts of the world and are led by one or more faculty members. May be repeated to different locations.

Prerequisites
P: cons of instr & prior trip arr & financial deposit.
  • Gen Ed: World Culture
  • Travel Course
  • Course is repeatable for credit.
Credits3
Lecture
Fall
Odd Only
HISTORY-301

The Middle Ages

Examines Western European history from the late Roman Empire to the Renaissance. Focuses on primary sources and the writings of medieval historians.

Prerequisites
P: Hum Stud 101 or 201.
    Credits3
    Lecture
    Fall
    HISTORY-302

    Problems in American Thought

    • Pre-Requisites
    • Writing Emphasis
    • Repeatable

    Selected themes and topics in the history of American thought and culture from the 17th century to the present. May be repeated for credit when different content is offered.

    Prerequisites
    P: jr st.
    • Course is repeatable to 9 credits.
    Credits3
    Lecture
    Fall
    HISTORY-309

    United States Immigration History

    • Pre-Requisites
    • General Education
    • Writing Emphasis

    This course surveys American Immigration History with a special focus on ethnic and race relations. It emphasizes social issues relating to immigration, immigration laws, and multiculturalism.

    Prerequisites
    P: History 205 and 206.
    • Gen Ed: Ethnic Studies
    Credits3
    Lecture
    Spring
    Odd Only
    HISTORY-310

    American Colonial History

    History of North America from the sixteenth century through the late eighteenth century, with an emphasis on interactions among American Indians, Europeans, and Africans, and attention to society, politics, economy, and culture.

    Prerequisites
    P: none; REC: jr st.
      Credits3
      Lecture
      Spring
      Even Only
      HISTORY-311

      History of Wisconsin

      Wisconsin history from European exploration to the present; development of Wisconsin as part of the international Great Lakes region and the United States; political, economic and cultural history of the region, territory and state.

      Prerequisites
      P: none; REC: jr st.
        Credits3
        Lecture
        Spring
        Even Only
        HISTORY-312

        The Early American Republic

        This course focuses on the political, economic, social, and religious development of the early U.S., from the American revolution to the war with Mexico.

        Prerequisites
        P: Jr st; REC: History 205
          Credits3
          Lecture
          HISTORY-314

          History of the Russian Empire

          This course will explore special regions or topics in European History since 1500. Sample topics might include the Russian Empire, the Balkans, The Reformation in Germany, etc.

          • Gen Ed: World Culture
          Credits3
          Lecture
          Fall
          Even Only
          HISTORY-322

          Economic and Business History of the U.S.

          Development of a corporate economy and the rise of government intervention; industrial, financial, agricultural and labor reorganizations; wage and price policies and their relationship to these general themes; modernization and urbanization and the relationship between the domestic and world economy.

          Prerequisites
          P: none; REC: jr st.
            Credits3
            Lecture
            Spring
            Odd Only
            HISTORY-330

            Early Modern Europe

            This course examines key religious and political narratives as well as major social and cultural phenomena in Europe c.1500-1750. Topics include religious reform, popular culture, pan-European conflict, sexuality and the family, and the rise of the absolutist state.

              Credits3
              Lecture
              Fall
              Odd Only
              HISTORY-332

              Europe in the 19th Century

              Europe in the 19th-century surveys of European history during the 19th century. We will consider the poiltical, economic, social, and cultural developments that occurred in Europe during this time and discuss such topics as revolution, Napoleon Bonaparte, industrialization, liveralism, socialism, nationalism, Romanticism, political and social reform, 1848, Realism, national unification, imperialism, urbanization, modernism, and the road to World War I.

              Prerequisites
              P: None; REC: jr. st.
                Credits3
                Lecture
                Spring
                Even Only
                HISTORY-333

                Europe in the 20th Century

                Europe in the 20th-century surveys European history from 1900 until 1999. We will consider the political, economic, social, and cultural developments that occurred in Europe during this time and discuss such topics as World War I, the Russian Revolution, modernism, facism, communism, world War II, the Holocaust, the Cold War, decolonization, the welfare state, 1968, 1989, and the European Union.

                Prerequisites
                REC: jr st.
                  Credits3
                  Lecture
                  Fall
                  Even Only
                  HISTORY-337

                  The Rise of Islamic Civilization to 1800

                  • Pre-Requisites
                  • General Education
                  • Writing Emphasis

                  Examines the origins of Islam and Islamic civilization and its dispersion throughout Eurasia from 600 to 1800 AD.

                  Prerequisites
                  P: Hum Stud 101, So standing.
                  • Gen Ed: World Culture
                  Credits3
                  Lecture
                  Fall
                  HISTORY-340

                  Topics in African American History

                  • Pre-Requisites
                  • General Education
                  • Writing Emphasis
                  • Repeatable

                  Each semester of the course will explore a significant topic in African American history such as the civil rights movements, Black nationalism, the African American family, alienation, and affirmation.

                  Prerequisites
                  P: History 207
                  • Gen Ed: Ethnic Studies
                  • Course is repeatable to 6 credits.
                  Credits3
                  Lecture
                  Spring
                  Odd Only
                  HISTORY-354

                  History of Modern East Asia

                  • Pre-Requisites
                  • General Education
                  • Writing Emphasis

                  Modern East Asian history since the late nineteenth century, including China, Korea, Japan, and Vietnam. The course examines political, social, and cultural changes in the region and emphasizes the East Asian response to encounters with the West.

                  Prerequisites
                  P: none; REC: jr st.
                  • Gen Ed: World Culture
                  Credits3
                  Lecture
                  Spring
                  Even Only
                  HISTORY-356

                  History of Modern Africa

                  • Pre-Requisites
                  • General Education
                  • Writing Emphasis

                  this course explores the history of modern Africa from 1850 to the present, concentrating on the major political issues faced by the various peoples of Africa from European colonialism onward. We will discuss the development of European colonization, the gradual integration of Africa into the global community, the struggle for liberation, the Cold War in Africa, and modern challenges of post-colonial Africa including civil war, genocide, HIV/AIDS, poverty, and the consequences of colonization.

                  Prerequisites
                  P: none; REC: jr st.
                  • Gen Ed: World Culture
                  Credits3
                  Lecture
                  Fall
                  HISTORY-358

                  Political History of Modern Latin America

                  This course adopts a comparative historical approach to the study of modern Latin American politics and society in the twentieth century. The main themes concentrate on the origins of repressive dictatorships, indigenous resistance, revolutionary movements, United States intervention, and the challenge of democracy.

                  Prerequisites
                  P: none; REC: jr st.
                  • Gen Ed: World Culture
                  Credits3
                  Lecture
                  Fall
                  Odd Only
                  HISTORY-360

                  Ancient Greece

                  This course traces the development of Ancient Greek civilization from its origins in the Ancient Near East until its conquests by Rome. Includes social, political, intellectual, economic, and cultural history.

                  Prerequisites
                  P: none; REC: Hum Stud 101.
                    Credits3
                    Lecture
                    Spring
                    Even Only
                    HISTORY-361

                    Ancient Rome

                    This course traces the development of Roman civilization from its Etruscan origins through Late Antiquity. Includes social, political, intellectual, economic, and cultural history.

                    Prerequisites
                    P: none; REC: Hum Stud 101.
                      Credits3
                      Lecture
                      Spring
                      HISTORY-370

                      History of Sexuality in the U.S.

                      • Pre-Requisites
                      • General Education
                      • Writing Emphasis

                      Historical introduction to sexual behaviors and attitudes in the U.S. from the period of colonization to the present. Includes analyses of the impact of economic, racial, gender, political, and technological change on sexual norms and behaviors.

                      Prerequisites
                      P: DJS/WOST 241 or History 205 or 206
                      • Gen Ed: HS3 - Individual and Social Values
                      Credits3
                      Lecture
                      Fall
                      HISTORY-380

                      U.S. Women's History

                      In this course our goal is a richer understanding of women's experiences in the past, ranging from pregnancy and single motherhood to women's struggles to win the right to vote. Through lectures, discussions and films we will explore a variety of women's lives, consider the ways studying women changes our historical perspectives and focus on how interpretations of the past influence our understanding of current social issues.

                      Prerequisites
                      P: none; REC: jr st and one cse in U.S. history, U.S. lit or Women's Studies.
                      • Gen Ed: HS3 - Individual and Social Values
                      Credits3
                      Lecture
                      Spring
                      HISTORY-402

                      America in the Twentieth Century

                      Examines the history of the United States during the Twentieth Century, emphasizing social, political, and economic themes and issues.

                      Prerequisites
                      P: none; REC: jr st.
                        Credits3
                        Lecture
                        Spring
                        Odd Only
                        HISTORY-420

                        Topics in Ancient History

                        Variable content. Course will explore a topic, issue, problem or controversy in ancient history such as the ancient economy, Augustus, or daily life in the Roman world. Emphasis on primary sources.

                        Prerequisites
                        P: none; REC: Hum Stud 101.
                        • Course is repeatable to 9 credits.
                        Credits3
                        Lecture
                        HISTORY-421

                        Topics in Medieval History

                        • Pre-Requisites
                        • Writing Emphasis
                        • Repeatable

                        Examines themes of the Medieval world, such as the Viking Diaspora, Medieval Russia, the Silk Road, and the Byzantine Empire.

                        Prerequisites
                        P: Hum Stud 101
                        • Course is repeatable to 9 credits.
                        Credits3
                        Lecture
                        Spring
                        HISTORY-422

                        Topics in Early Modern European History

                        • Pre-Requisites
                        • Writing Emphasis
                        • Repeatable

                        The course will explore current topics and themes with European history between the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries. Possible topics include the witch persecutions, crime and punishment, British history and the history of society and gender.

                        Prerequisites
                        P: Hum Stud 101 or 102; jr st.
                        • Course is repeatable to 9 credits.
                        Credits3
                        Lecture
                        HISTORY-423

                        Topics in Modern European History

                        • Pre-Requisites
                        • Writing Emphasis
                        • Repeatable

                        This course will examine selected topics in European history since 1789. Sample topics might include the French Revolution, the Bourgeoisie, Existentialism, the World Wars, Nazi Germany, Youth, or Popular Culture.

                        Prerequisites
                        P: jr st. REC: Hum Stud 102
                        • Course is repeatable to 9 credits.
                        Credits3
                        Lecture
                        Fall
                        Even Only
                        HISTORY-450

                        War and Civilization

                        Examination of key aspects and debates concerning the nature and role of warfare in society over a broad range of cultures and time periods.

                        Prerequisites
                        P: jr st. REC: Hum Stud 101 and 102.
                        • Course is repeatable to 6 credits.
                        Credits3
                        Lecture
                        HISTORY-470

                        Studies in Comparative History

                        Selected themes and topics in comparative history crossing geographic and temporal boundaries. Possible topics include empires, nomadic societies, the Silk Road, slavery, the Atlantic World, democracy, modern Germany and Japan, and revolutions.

                        Prerequisites
                        P: jr st
                        • Course is repeatable to 9 credits.
                        Credits3
                        IND Study
                        Spring
                        Fall
                        HISTORY-478

                        Honors in the Major

                        P: min 3.50 all cses req for major and min gpa 3.75 all UL cses req for major. (F,S)

                        Prerequisites
                        P: min 3.50 all cses req for major and min gpa 3.75 all UL cses req for major.
                          Credits3
                          Lecture
                          Spring
                          Fall
                          HISTORY-480

                          Seminar in History

                          Theoretical and practical topics and problems such as research techniques, source materials, comparative studies, analysis and interpretation, and the writing of historical inquiries.

                          Prerequisites
                          P:Jr st.
                            Credits3
                            Lecture
                            HISTORY-483P

                            Modern East Asia

                            • Pre-Requisites
                            • General Education
                            • Writing Emphasis

                            This course examines the politics, society, and culture of East Asia during the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Topics include East Asian traditions, European imperialism in Asia, the rise of nationalism, modernization, Japanese imperialism, the Chinese revolution, modern culture, communism and fascism, World War II, the Cold War, and the “East Asian miracle.”

                            Prerequisites
                            P: jr st. REC: History 100
                            • Gen Ed: World Culture
                            Credits1-12
                            Field EXP
                            Spring
                            Fall
                            HISTORY-497

                            Internship

                            Supervised practical experience in an organization or activity appropriate to a student's career and educational interests. Internships are supervised by faculty members and require periodic student/faculty meetings.

                            Prerequisites
                            P: jr st.
                            • Course is repeatable for credit.
                            Credits1-4
                            IND Study
                            Spring
                            Fall
                            HISTORY-498

                            Independent Study

                            Independent study is offered on an individual basis at the student's request and consists of a program of learning activities planned in consultation with a faculty member. A student wishing to study or conduct research in an area not represented in available scheduled courses should develop a preliminary proposal and seek the sponsorship of a faculty member. The student's advisor can direct him or her to instructors with appropriate interests. A written report or equivalent is required for evaluation, and a short title describing the program must be sent early inthe semester to the registrar for entry on the student's transcript.

                            Prerequisites
                            P: fr or so st with cum gpa > or = 2.50; or jr or sr st with cum gpa > or = 2.00.
                            • Course is repeatable for credit.
                            Credits1-6
                            Field EXP
                            HISTORY-499

                            Travel Course

                            • Pre-Requisites
                            • General Education
                            • Travel Course
                            • Repeatable

                            Travel courses are conducted to various parts of the world and are led by one or more faculty members. May be repeated to different locations.

                            Prerequisites
                            P: cons of instr & prior trip arr & financial deposit.
                            • Gen Ed: World Culture
                            • Travel Course
                            • Course is repeatable for credit.