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  • Prerequisites
  • General Education
  • Writing Emphasis
  • Travel Course
  • Repeatable
  • Additional Fees
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
Fall
HISTORY-101

Foundations of Western Culture I

Comprehensive chronological survey of major events, people, and ideas that have influenced the history, literature, art, and culture of Western Civilization. This course covers ancient civilization through the Renaissance.

Prerequisites
No prerequisites
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
Fall
HISTORY-102

Foundations of Western Culture II

Comprehensive chronological survey of major events, people, and ideas that have influenced the history, literature, art, and culture of Western Civilization. This covers the Renaissance up to the present.

Prerequisites
No prerequisites
Credits 3
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.

Prerequisites
No prerequisites
Credits 3
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.

Prerequisites
No prerequisites
Credits 3
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.

Prerequisites
No prerequisites
Credits 3
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.

Prerequisites
No prerequisites
Credits 3
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.

Prerequisites
No prerequisites
Credits 1-4
Field Exp
HISTORY-299

Travel Course

  • Pre-Requisites
  • 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.
  • Travel Course
  • Course is repeatable for credit.
Credits 3
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.
Credits 3
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.
Credits 3
Lecture
Fall
HISTORY-309

United States Immigration History

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.
Credits 3
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.
Credits 3
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.
Credits 3
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
Credits 3
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.
Credits 3
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.

Prerequisites
No prerequisites
Credits 3
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.
Credits 3
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.
Credits 3
Lecture
Fall
Even Only
HISTORY-337

The Rise of Islamic Civilization to 1800

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.
Credits 3
Lecture
Fall
HISTORY-340

Topics in African American History

  • Pre-Requisites
  • 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
  • Course is repeatable to 6 credits.
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
Even Only
HISTORY-353

The U.S. and the World

This course will explore the United States' interactions with the larger world, including its experiments with imperialism, interventionism, and multilateralism, from 1898 to the present. Through our study of both United States foreign policy and the engagement of Americans with global and transnational issues such as the spread of democracy, free trade, peace, human rights, and environmentalism, we will critical gain insights into the democratic ideals of the United States and their implications for the larger global community.

Prerequisites
P: History 206 or Pol Sci 100 or Pol sci 101.
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
Odd Only
HISTORY-354

History of Modern East Asia

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.
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
Even Only
HISTORY-356

History of Modern Africa

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.
Credits 3
Lecture
Fall
HISTORY-358

Political History of Modern Latin America

  • Pre-Requisites

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.
Credits 3
Lecture
Fall
Odd Only
HISTORY-360

Ancient Greece

  • Pre-Requisites

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.
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
Even Only
HISTORY-361

Ancient Rome

  • Pre-Requisites

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.
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
HISTORY-370

History of Sexuality in the U.S.

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
Credits 3
Lecture
Fall
HISTORY-380

U.S. Women's History

  • Pre-Requisites

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.
Credits 3
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.
Credits 3
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.
Credits 3
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.
Credits 3
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.
Credits 3
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.
Credits 3
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.
Credits 3
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.
Credits 3
Ind Study
Spring
Fall
HISTORY-478

Honors in the Major

  • Pre-Requisites

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.
Credits 3
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.
Credits 3
Lecture
HISTORY-483P

Modern East Asia

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
Credits 1-12
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.
Credits 1-4
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.
Credits 1-6
Field Exp
HISTORY-499

Travel Course

  • Pre-Requisites
  • 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.
  • Travel Course
  • Course is repeatable for credit.