History of Western Civilization
History of Western Civilization II
The Foundations of American Society: Beginnings to 1877
Fall. Credit, four hours. Considers the development of American Society from tentative beginnings to the end of the Civil War. Special emphasis is given to certain critical periods including colonialism, the American Revolution, slavery, and the Civil War.
The Making of Modern America: United States Since 1877
Spring. Credit, four hours. The course introduces the social, political, economic, and diplomatic forces that have shaped modern America. Special emphasis on the changing role of government in American society, defining American freedom, the growing role of America as a world power and how diverse components of the American population have interacted in American society.
American Civil Rights History
Alternate years. Credit, four hours. The course focuses on the modern civil rights movement in America from 1877 to 1970 with particular emphasis on the social, political, economic, and cultural aspects of the grass-roots movement that ended legalized segregation.
The Revolutionary Era: 1789-1848
Fall (alternate years). On demand. Credit, four hours. This course covers the complex historical forces involved in the collapse of the ancient regime in 1789, the French Imperium, the Restoration, the advent of “isms”, and the abortive revolutions of 1848.
Europe from 1500 to 1700
Spring. Credit, four hours. This course examines significant historical themes from 1500 to 1700. Topics treated include: the Renaissance Papacy, Protestantism and religious wars, Bourbon France, Hapsburg Central Europe, Tudor-Stuart England, and the Enlightenment.
Spring. Credit, four hours. A course examining mythic kings—historical personages who also appear as iconic figures in legends, folklore, art, and music. Drawing on early European monarchies, including ancient Britain, the course will emphasize broad themes across time.
History of the Christian Church
TBA. Credit, four hours. The Christian church in the West from the Apostolic Age to the Reformation, with emphasis on the interaction of church and society.
The United States Since 1945
Alternate years. Credit, four hours. An examination of modern America as a legacy of the New Deal and World War II. Attention given to political, diplomatic, economic, and sociocultural aspects, with emphasis on reform traditions, national security concerns, and presidential leadership.
The New South: From Civil War to Civil Rights
Alternate years. Credit, four hours. An examination of the South after the Civil War to the present. Attention given to the agrarian South and the growth of an industrial ideal, segregation, dilemmas of political reform, race and politics, assaults upon segregation and its defenders, and modernization and change.