History (HIST)

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HIST 1100 History in Film: 3 semester hours.

Frameworks for analysis of the interpretation of the past in film. Involves comparative, critical evaluation of primary source documents and historical studies in relation to film, including documentaries. May be theme- or topics-based. Satisfies Objective 7 of the General Education Requirements. D

HIST 1101 World History I: 3 semester hours.

Survey of pre-modern world history. Human history from ancient times to c. 1500. Partially satisfies Objective 6 of the General Education Requirements. R1

HIST 1102 World History II: 3 semester hours.

Survey of modern world history. Human history from 1500 to present. Partially satisfies Objective 6 of the General Education Requirements. R1

HIST 1105 Foundations of Europe: 3 semester hours.

History of Europe as a world region from ancient times to 1700. Partially satisfies Objective 6 of the General Education Requirements. R1

HIST 1106 Modern Europe: 3 semester hours.

History of Europe as a world region, from 1700 to the present. Partially satisfies Objective 6 of the General Education Requirements. R1

HIST 1111 United States History I: 3 semester hours.

Colonial origins and achievement of independence, constitutional government, national boundaries, and the preservation of the union. Partially satisfies Objective 6 of the General Education Requirements. F, S

HIST 1112 United States History II: 3 semester hours.

The domestic and international development of a plural, industrial society. Partially satisfies Objective 6 of the General Education Requirements. F, S

HIST 1118 US History and Culture: 3 semester hours.

An introduction to U.S. history and culture, including cultural change over time. Focuses on a significant historical theme, which varies by course section. Satisfies Objective 7 of the General Education Requirements. F, S, Su

HIST 1120 Themes in World History: 3 semester hours.

Thematic approach to major trends and patterns in world history. Moving beyond the study of individual countries, cultures, and regions, students critically analyze a specific historical theme, such as migration, trade, or the spread of technology. Satisfies Objective 7 of the General Education Requirements. Repeatable with different topics. F

HIST 1199 Experimental Course: 1-6 semester hours.

The content of this course is not described in the catalog. Title and number of credits are announced in the Class Schedule. Experimental courses may be offered no more than three times with the same title and content. May be repeated.

HIST 2201 Women In U.S. History: 3 semester hours.

A survey of the changing roles of women in U.S. history and an analysis of historical change through the perspective of gender. Satisfies Objective 9 of the General Education Requirements. R1

HIST 2251 Latin American History and Culture: 3 semester hours.

A transnational history of Latin America that covers Columbus' arrival in the Caribbean up to the present day. Emphasizes social, cultural, political, and environmental developments of individual countries and the region as a whole. Satisfies Objective 9 of the General Education Requirements. D

HIST 2252 Asian History and Culture: 3 semester hours.

Explores Asia's rich history, including, socio-cultural, and political trends and shifts in terms of individual countries/societies and as a regional bloc. Satisfies Objective 9 of the General Education Requirements. D

HIST 2254 Middle East History and Culture: 3 semester hours.

History of the Middle East as a world region from the emergence of Islam to 1500. Emphasis on cultures, peoples, and traditions associated with the Middle East and Islam, including the development and influence of social, political, and economic trends and institutions. Satisfies Objective 9 of the General Education Requirements. D

HIST 2255 African History and Culture: 3 semester hours.

An introductory survey of Africa covering traditional political systems and culture, the impact of Christianity and Islam, the economic and political intrusion of Europe, and the development of economic and political crises in contemporary Africa. Satisfies Objective 9 of the General Education Requirements. D

HIST 2258 Native American History: 3 semester hours.

Assesses diversity of North American natives, their life and thought; European impact; federal policy; and natives' response to continual cultural and physical assault. Equivalent to ANTH 2258. D

HIST 2291 Introduction to Research: 3 semester hours.

Develops an interdisciplinary approach to historical research methods and trains students in locating and evaluating sources and in developing research papers using those sources. Open to non-majors. Required prerequisite for HIST 4491. Satisfies Objective 8 of the General Education Requirements. F

HIST 2299 Experimental Course: 1-6 semester hours.

The content of this course is not described in the catalog. Title and number of credits are announced in the Class Schedule. Experimental courses may be offered no more than three times with the same title and content. May be repeated.

HIST 3307 Early North America: 3 semester hours.

An exploration into the history of Native Americans, Africans, and Europeans on the North American continent from the rise of the "Atlantic World" in the fifteenth century through the Age of American Revolutions. R2

HIST 3308 Industrialization and Reform in the United States: 3 semester hours.

1820-1932. The emergence of industrialization in the early 19th century, the impact of the Civil War on industrialization, and industrialization's attendant political, social, cultural, and economic reforms and changes. Special attention paid to abolitionism, postwar reconstruction, and the Great Migration of African Americans to the industrialized North. R2

HIST 3309 Modern United States: 3 semester hours.

An historical examination of the United States from the 1930s to the present, focusing on the Great Depression, New Deal, World War II, the U.S. rise to global power, its maturation as a mass society, the rise and decline of liberalism and conservatism, the Civil Rights Movement, the Vietnam War, the changing nature of citizenship and culture, and the end of the Cold War. R2

HIST 3318 History of Christianity: 3 semester hours.

This course will survey the history of Christianity from its origins to its various expressions in the modern world. Special attention will be given to the initial formation of Christian traditions, the encounter of Christianity with intellectual and social trends in western history, and the periodic movements of reform which sought to refashion Christian life and institutions. D

HIST 3322 Religious Reformation and Conflict: 3 semester hours.

A comparative study of the development of new faith communities and the religious violence which shattered the unity of Western Christianity, 1300-1650. D

HIST 3325 Early Modern Europe: 3 semester hours.

Early Modern Europe examines the history of European politics, religion, culture, and interactions with the rest of the world from the Black Death to the French Revolution. Special focus on European global expansion, the development of capitalism, royal absolutism, the Enlightenment, and the Scientific Revolution. D

HIST 3355 Slavery in History: 3 semester hours.

History of slavery. Topics include slavery in global, comparative, transnational, or national contexts. D

HIST 3364 Public History Internship: 1-6 semester hours.

Faculty-supervised placement in historical societies, museums, archives, government agencies, municipal departments, libraries or other institutions engaged in historical preservation, dissemination, and/or research. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits. D

HIST 3376 Foodways in History: 3 semester hours.

An interdisciplinary course on culinary and environmental history. This course emphasizes global good exchanges and their influence on food practices and consumption. May be period, theme-, or topics-based. Coursework may include the preparation and analysis of historical recipes. D

HIST 3399 Experimental Course: 1-6 semester hours.

The content of this course is not described in the catalog. Title and number of credits are announced in the Class Schedule. Experimental courses may be offered no more than three times with the same title and content. May be repeated.

HIST 4405 Problems in History: 3 semester hours.

A thorough consideration of historical problems, particularly from a comparative perspective. Designed to give deeper insight into problems, issues, and topics which are treated more generally in other courses. May be repeated with different content. D

HIST 4417 Religion in American History: 3 semester hours.

A survey of religion in American society and culture from ancient America through the recent past. D

HIST 4418 History for Teachers: 3 semester hours.

Pedagogy, methods, and best practices for teaching history. Based on Idaho Department of Education standards for history teachers. F

HIST 4419 History of World Religions: 3 semester hours.

Survey of the world's major religious traditions. Interdisciplinary study comparing and analyzing religion in world history. D

HIST 4420 Topics in U.S. History: 3 semester hours.

Examines topics and themes in U.S. history not covered in other courses. Repeatable with different topics. D

HIST 4421 Federal Indian Relations: 3 semester hours.

Legal-historical examination of the relationship between North American tribal peoples and the U.S. federal government between 1750 and the present. Special emphasis will be placed on Indian removal, assimilation policy, treaty negotiation, the Dawes Severalty Act, education policy, Indian reorganization policy, and termination. R2

HIST 4423 Idaho History: 3 semester hours.

A survey of the social, cultural, environmental, and political history of Idaho from pre-contact indigenous cultures to the present, emphasizing Idaho's relation to other states and regions in the West. F, S, Su

HIST 4424 French Revolution and Napoleon: 3 semester hours.

An examination of the origins, course, and legacy of the French Revolution and the Napoleonic period in Europe and the world. D

HIST 4425 Women in the American West: 3 semester hours.

Comparative examination of the varied experiences of women in the North American West. Analyzes perceptions of women and women's views of themselves, women's activism, and women's cultural activities. D

HIST 4427 American West: 3 semester hours.

History of the North American West from pre-contact indigenous cultures to the present, with an emphasis on exploration, settlement, ethnic groups, borderlands, environment, federal policy, and cultural depictions. R2

HIST 4428 African American History: 3 semester hours.

A thematic examination of African American History from the colonial era to the recent past. Topics include slavery, emancipation, citizenship rights, segregation, civil rights movements, and modern struggles. D

HIST 4430 Global Environmental History: 3 semester hours.

Comparative examinations of historical interactions between humans and environmental factors in various time periods and regions throughout the world, and an assessment of their impacts on historical change. R2

HIST 4431 Topics in Global History: 3 semester hours.

Examines from a transregional or transnational perspective topics and themes in global history not covered in the survey. Topics may include revolutions, culture and art, imperialism, and approaches to world history. Repeatable with different topics. D

HIST 4432 U.S. Environmental History: 3 semester hours.

Cultural, social, and political analysis of historical interactions between humans and environmental factors in North America. Includes assessment of the roles of conservation, energy, resource use, land management, urban and rural development, disease, and food. R2

HIST 4433 History of Energy: 3 semester hours.

Considers the histories of energy sources--including biomass, fossil fuels, nuclear, and renewables--as driving forces of change in culture, society, and politics. Examines technological innovation as well as the ways people resisted, embraced, and adapted to the changing role of energy in their everyday lives. D

HIST 4434 Atomic Age: 3 semester hours.

The history of nuclear science and technology, from the late 19th century until today. Considers a variety of historical perspectives, including those of the scientific community, policymakers, and popular culture. D

HIST 4437 Families in Former Times: 3 semester hours.

History of the family, marriage patterns, domestic lives. May be theme- or topics-based. Examines changes in the relationships within families and the changing role of the family in society. Repeatable with different topics. D

HIST 4439 Women in World History: 3 semester hours.

Interdisciplinary study of the history of women and women's rights in different world regions, involving the social constructs of gender, race, and class. S

HIST 4440 History of Revolutions: 3 semester hours.

Explores revolutions in their historical contexts. Themes may include liberal democratic, constitutional, communist, and anti-colonial revolutions. Historical period and global region may vary. D

HIST 4442 Witchcraft and Magic: 3 semester hours.

Examines witchcraft and magic in their historical contexts. Topics may include religion, belief, gender, and sexuality. Historical period and region of study may vary. D

HIST 4443 Topics in European History: 3 semester hours.

An examination of periods or topics in European social, cultural, and economic history and their transnational or global impacts. Repeatable with different topics. D

HIST 4445 Modern Irish History: 3 semester hours.

Major events in Irish history, from the eighteenth to the twenty-first century, focusing on Ireland's political, economic, and cultural development. Explores Ireland's relationship with Great Britain and Europe, themes of nationalism and Unionism, rebellions, the Northern Ireland Troubles, and the global Irish Diaspora. D

HIST 4446 Topics in Ancient History and Culture: 3 semester hours.

Examines themes or topics in Ancient History not covered in other courses. Repeatable with different topics. D

HIST 4448 Topics in Medieval History and Culture: 3 semester hours.

Examines themes or topics in Medieval history and culture in greater depth or not covered in other courses. Repeatable with different topics. D

HIST 4449 American Military Experience: 3 semester hours.

Introduction to American military experience. Personal and military examples of changes made as a result of lessons learned from history. Accounts from all major wars and battles throughout U.S. history are described to focus on how leadership decisions affected the success or failure of military operations. F, S

HIST 4451 Topics in Latin American History and Culture: 3 semester hours.

Examines topics and themes in Latin American history and culture not covered in the survey. Topics may include Latin American environmental history, indigenous movements, revolutions, culture and art, and cultural movements in Latin America. Repeatable with different topics. D

HIST 4452 Topics in Asian History and Culture: 3 semester hours.

Examines topics and themes in Asian history and culture not covered in other classes. Repeatable with different topics. D

HIST 4454 Topics in Middle East History and Culture: 3 semester hours.

Examines topics and themes in Middle East history and culture not covered in other classes. Topics may include Iraq and Iran, intellectual history of Islam, early modern empires. Repeatable with different topics. D

HIST 4455 Topics in African History and Culture: 3 semester hours.

Examines topics and themes in African history and culture not covered in other classes. Topics might include wars and revolutions, African intellectuals, or colonialism. Repeatable with different topics. D

HIST 4461 Independent Study United States: 1-3 semester hours.

Selected readings in areas and periods not covered by the regular curriculum offerings. PREREQ: Previous upper-division course work in the subject area with a minimum grade of A-; GPA of 3.5 in all hisory courses; permission of the instructor; and approval by the department chair. D

HIST 4462 Independent Study Europe: 1-3 semester hours.

Selected readings in areas and periods not covered by the regular curriculum offerings. PREREQ: Previous upper-division course work in the subject area with a minimum grade of A-; GPA of 3.5 in all history courses; permission of the instructor; and approval by the department chair. D

HIST 4463 Independent Study World Regions: 1-3 semester hours.

Selected readings in areas and periods not covered by the regular curriculum offerings. PREREQ: Previous upper-division course work in the subject area with a minimum grade of A-; GPA of 3.5 in all history courses; permission of the instructor; and approval by the department chair. D

HIST 4466 World War I: 3 semester hours.

This course explores the First World War thematically and examines social, cultural, economic, and political issues transnationally. It considers the pre- and post-war periods, the war's colonial impact, remembrance and commemoration, and the conflict's enduring historical lessons. D

HIST 4467 Cold War Culture in the U.S.: 3 semester hours.

Examines how the international Cold War intersected with American everyday life between 1945 and 1965. Thematic units cover anticommunism, nuclear fear, civil rights, gender and sexuality, religion, and domestic life. D

HIST 4468 World War II and Holocaust: 3 semester hours.

Examines the causes, progression, outcomes, and enduring influence of the Second World War in political, social, and cultural contexts with specific attention directed toward the rise of fascism, of Soviet communism, and democracy's varied responses. It analyzes the Holocaust by tracing pre-war racial, ethnic, and religious discrimination, as well as civilian compliance or indifference. D

HIST 4471 Historical Geography of Idaho: 3 semester hours.

Influences of geography and geology on Idaho's economic, political and cultural history. May be team taught and include field trips, discussion sections. Equivalent to GEOL 4471 and POLS 4471. D

HIST 4474 Islam in the Modern World: 3 semester hours.

This course covers Islamic trends and movements in a global setting from the eighteenth century to the present. Islam will be considered in a wide range of national and transnational contexts with special attention on the interaction between Islam, society, and politics. Repeatable with different topics. D

HIST 4476 Modern Middle East: 3 semester hours.

History of the modern Middle East, emphasizing political, social, and economic trends in the region. Topics may include imperialism, nationalism, transnationalism, constitutionalism, secularism, and state building. D

HIST 4478 History of Empires: 3 semester hours.

Thematic study of one or more empire in world history. May include the study of empires and imperialism in the modern and/or pre-modern periods. D

HIST 4479 History of Disease, Medicine, and Society: 3 semester hours.

Topics or theme-based course in the history of medicine, disease, and public health, and the associated perceptions, treatments, policies, and effects on society both within the medical community and by the public at large in Europe and the Americas since the 16th century. D

HIST 4486 History Field Seminar: 3-9 semester hours.

Combines historical study with experiential learning involving intensive on-location study or multiple site or archive visits. Repeatable with different topics. PREREQ: Permission of instructor. D

HIST 4491 History Seminar: 3 semester hours.

Capstone seminar in Historical research and writing. Culminates in a major research paper on topics proposed by students. PREREQ HIST 2291. S

HIST 4499 Experimental Course: 1-6 semester hours.

The content of this course is not described in the catalog. Title and number of credits are announced in the Class Schedule. Experimental courses may be offered no more than three times with the same title and content. May be repeated.