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1310 WORLD HISTORY I Satisfies UCA Core, Diversity-Social Science requirement.  Required for BA/BS history majors and minors and BSE-Social Studies (history emphasis). Students examine major contributions to the advancement of global civilizations from ancient times to the early modern period (circa 1600). Lecture, discussion, analysis of documents, writing. Fall, spring, summer. ACTS: HIST1113 ]

1320 WORLD HISTORY II Satisfies UCA Core, Diversity-Social Science requirement. Required for BA/BS history majors and minors and BSE-Social Studies (history emphasis). Students examine development of modern industrial and urban society from the seventeenth century to the present. Lectures, discussion, analysis of documents, writing. Fall, spring, summer. ACTS: HIST1123 ]

3303 ASIAN CIVILIZATION I Upper-division elective. Asian studies minor. Religious studies major. Introduces students to the traditional cultures of China, Japan, and South Asia to 1800. Lectures, discussion, analysis of documents, writing. On demand.

3304 ASIAN CIVILIZATION II Upper-division elective. Asian studies minor. Introduces students to the process of modernization as experienced in China, Japan, and South Asia in modern times. Lectures, discussion, analysis of documents, writing. On demand.

3312 COMPARATIVE MODERN THIRD WORLD HISTORY Upper-division elective. The course compares and contrasts the modern history of the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America through one "representative" country from each region. Lectures, discussion, analysis of documents, writing. On demand.

3320 HISTORY OF CHRISTIANITY I Upper-division elective. Religious studies major and minor. Students examine the major themes and developments in Christianity from the first century to the eve of the Reformation. Lectures, discussion, analysis of documents, writing. On demand.

3321 HISTORY OF CHRISTIANITY II Upper-division elective. Religious studies major and minor. Students examine the major themes and developments in Christianity from the Reformation to present times. Lectures, discussion, analysis of documents, writing. On demand.

3351 ANCIENT CIVILIZATION Upper-division elective. Students study the Near East, Greece, and Rome, with an emphasis on politics and culture, to 476 AD. Lectures, discussion, participatory classroom activities, analysis of documents, writing. On demand.

3389 TUTORIAL STUDIES IN WORLD HISTORY Upper-division elective. Directed reading in world history. Preparation for an honors thesis to be written during the student's senior year. Discussions with instructor, research, writing. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor and department chair. On demand.

4302 HISTORY OF WITCHCRAFT This upper division course explores the history of witchcraft in Europe and the British colonies culminating in an in-depth examination of the Salem witch trials. We will pay particular attention to magical knowledge and the social, cultural, religious, and political causes of witchcraft accusations. We will also discuss the profile and stereotype of the witch as well as what circumstances might make people usually safe from accusations equally susceptible. On demand.

4306 ATLANTIC SLAVE TRADE Upper-division elective.  This course covers the history of the trans-Atlantic slave trade from the early 16th to the late 19th century. Students examine why Europeans bought slaves, why Africans sold slaves, how slaves coped, resisted, and adapted, and how the Atlantic slave trade came to an end. Lecture, discussion, document analysis, writing. Every other year or on demand.

4309 WOMEN IN EUROPEAN HISTORY Upper-division elective. Students use a variety of primary and secondary sources to study the role of women and gender in European history. Lectures, discussion, analysis of documents, participatory classroom activities, writing. On demand.

4328 MODERN LATIN AMERICA Upper-division elective. Latin American studies minor. Students examine critical issues that challenge the countries of contemporary Latin America, from race and the environment to debt, development, and democracy. Lectures, discussion, analysis of documents, participatory classroom activities, Latin American fiction, writing. On demand.

4332 HISTORY OF THE CRUSADES Upper-division elective. Students examine the history of European interactions with Asia, northern Africa, and eastern Europe, 1000-1300, centering around the phenomenon of crusading. Lectures, discussion, analysis of documents, writing. On demand.

4343 HISTORY OF MEXICO Upper division elective.  A history of the world's most populous Spanish-speaking country, focusing mostly on the events and figures after 1800.  Topics include the War of Independence, the role of the peasantry and organized labor, Mexican Catholicism and Church-State Relations, the Mexican Revolution, relations with the U.S. and the world, emigration and immigration, and NAFTA.  Alternate years.

4347 IDEAS AND SOCIETY IN MODERN EUROPE Upper-division elective. an examination of the inter-relationship between philosophy, the arts, science, religion, and social change in Europe since 1648. Lectures, discussion, analysis of documents, writing. On demand.

4353 INTER-AMERICAN RELATIONS Upper-division elective. Students review political, economic and cultural relationships between the United States and Latin America, with special attention to the period from 1898 to the present. Lecture, discussion, analysis of documents, participatory classroom activities, writing. Counts as United States or World History. On demand.

4360 BIRTH OF EUROPE, 300-1000 Upper-division elective. Students examine European political, social, economic, religious, and intellectual development from the establishment of Christianity as an officially sanctioned religion to the dawn of the feudal age. Lectures, discussion, analysis of documents, writing. On demand.

4361 MEDIEVAL CIVILIZATION, 1000-1400 Upper-division elective. Students examine European political, social, economic, religious, and intellectual development during the High Middle Ages. Lectures, discussion, analysis of documents, writing. On demand.

4362 TUDOR AND STUART ENGLAND 1485-1690 Upper-division elective. A survey of the political, religious, social, and economic history of England and the British Isles during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. On demand.

4365 THE HISTORY OF IMPERIALISM: A REVIEW OF WORLD COLONIAL SYSTEMS This elective course is a review of world imperialism from the early modern era through the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The course will consider political, economic, social, class, gender, geographical, and ethnological themes and addresses the perspective of the West and other cultures (particularly in Africa and Asia). On demand.

4369 VICTORIAN BRITAIN Upper-division elective. A historical survey of the primary elements constituting British society from the end of the Napoleonic period through the First World War. On demand.

4370 EUROPE, 1815-1914 Upper-division elective. Students examine Europe's political and cultural development from the Vienna Congress to the eve of World War I. Lectures, discussion, analysis of documents, writing. On demand.

4374 THE EUROPEAN RENAISSANCE AND REFORMATION Upper-division elective. Students explore the major themes, subjects, and personalities of the early modern age in Europe. Lectures, discussion, analysis of documents, writing. On demand.

4376 EUROPE, 1914-1939 Upper-division elective. Students examine the background and history of World War I; peacemaking and international organization; the rise of fascism, national socialism , and Japanese imperialism; collapse of peace. Lectures, discussion, analysis of documents, writing. On demand ..

4377 EUROPE IN A GLOBAL ERA Upper-division elective. World War II, the Cold War, development of the European Union, collapse of the Soviet Union and other recent events. Lectures, discussion, analysis of documents, writing. On demand.

4378 ABSOLUTISM, ENLIGHTENMENT, AND REVOLUTION Upper-division elective. Students explore major themes in European history in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries concluding with the French Revolution. Lectures, discussion, analysis of documents, writing. On demand.

4379 SPAIN: CRUSADE, COLUMBUS, AND EMPIRE Upper-division elective. Students explore major factors in the rise and decline of Iberia during the early modern era, plus an examination of early exploration and colonialism. On demand.

4380 CZARIST RUSSIA Upper-division elective. Introduces students to major themes in Russian history from its beginning to 1917. Lectures, discussion, analysis of documents, writing. Fall.

4381 MODERN CHINA Upper-division elective. Asian studies minor. Students explore Chinese history in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Lectures, discussion, analysis of documents, writing. On demand.

4382 RUSSIA SINCE 1917 Upper-division elective. Students examine Russian history from the revolutions of 1917 to the present, emphasizing topics such as the Revolution, the Civil War, the Great Purges, World War II, the post-Stalin era, and the collapse of the Soviet Union. Lectures, discussion, analysis of documents, writing. Spring.

4383 MODERN JAPAN Upper-division elective. Asian studies minor. Students explore the history of Japan since 1800, including such topics as the overthrow of feudalism, the Meiji Restoration, the struggle for representative government, imperialism, ultranationalism, militarism, and the "economic miracle." Lectures, discussion, analysis of documents, writing. On demand.

4385 FRENCH REVOLUTION AND NAPOLEON Upper-division elective. Students examine the causes of the revolution and its impact on France and Europe with emphasis on social, political, and economic changes through revolution and the reforms of Napoleon. Lectures, discussion, analysis of documents, writing. On demand.

4386 THE WAR IN THE PACIFIC, 1931-1945 Upper-division elective. Students critically examine Japanese-American relations covering such topics as Asian nationalism, Western imperialism, and Japanese expansion. Counts as either United States or world history. Lectures, discussion, analysis of documents, writing. On demand.

4387 THE ISLAMIC MIDDLE EAST Upper-division elective. Religious studies major. Students explore Islamic civilization and recent history of the Middle East. Emphasis on the development of Islam as a major religion and total lifestyle and Islamic revisionism, Arab nationalism, revival of Islamic fundamentalism, and conflicting Arab-Israeli aspirations and claims. Lectures, discussion, analysis of documents, writing. On demand.

4388 AFRICAN HISTORY Upper-division elective. African and African American studies minor. Students explore cultural changes and problems of African modernization. Lectures, discussion, analysis of documents, writing. On demand.

4389 THE MEDITERRANEAN WORLD DURING THE ROMAN REPUBLIC, 750 BC-27 BC Upper division elective.  An examination of the Roman Republic (750-27 BC) and its integration with the diverse populations and cultures surrounding the Mediterranean Sea.  Every other year.

4390 THE ROMAN EMPIRE: 40 BC-395 AD Upper division elective.  This course traces the development of the Roman Empire from Augustus' Principiate to the last days of the Tetrarchy and the eventual break-up of Roman Territory into Eastern and Western halves.  Every other year.

4394 GERMANY SINCE 1918 Upper-division elective. Students examine German history since World War I, including the Weimar Republic, Third Reich, World War II, and the division and reunification of postwar Germany. Lectures, discussion, analysis of documents, writing. On demand.

4397 HISTORY OF IRELAND, 1500-PRESENT Examines major themes in Irish history from the Tudor conquest of Ireland, and the ensuring Ulster plantation in the early 17th century, to the modern Troubles in Northern Ireland. On demand.