History Courses


19TH CENTURY AMERICAN HOMOPHOBIA HIST 362 HIST (4.00 credits)
A study of the development of homophobia in the US during the last 20 years of the 19th century in response to that era's discovery of the "homosexual." Cross-listed: WS 362. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: HIST 132 or consent of instructor.
AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY HIST 359 D HIST (4.00 credits)
African American history from the beginning of the African Diaspora to the present. Cross-listed: ETHS 359. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: None.
AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY HIST 342 HIST (4.00 credits)
An investigation of the United States and its relations with other nations since 1898. Cross-listed with PS 342. Prerequisites: None.
AMERICAN HISTORY I HIST 131 H HIST (4.00 credits)
A survey of the history of the US from pre-Columbian times to the Civil War. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: None.
AMERICAN HISTORY II HIST 132 H HIST (4.00 credits)
A survey of the history of the U.S. from post-Civil War to the present. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: None.
AMERICAN LABOR HISTORY HIST 238 HIST (4.00 credits)
Emphasis will be placed on understanding how working people shaped developments in U.S. history. (Varies) Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: None.
ASIAN AMERICAN EXPERIENCE HIST 251 2DH HIST (4.00 credits)
A course that examines major issues in the history of the Asian American experience from the middle of the 19th century to present. Cross-listed: ETHS 271. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: Completion of COR 1 or COR 199 or COR 199 in progress; two full-time semesters of college credit, excluding retro credits, AP credits, and college credit earned while in high school.
BEGINNINGS OF MODERN EUROPE HIST 110 H HIST (4.00 credits)
A survey of the history of Europe from 1500 to the French Revolution. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: None.
CHINA AND THE WEST HIST 312 GHU HIST (4.00 credits)
A course that examines the history of China's relations with the West, focusing on the period since 1500. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: None.
CHINA TRADITION & TRANSFORMATION(A) HIST 310A HIST (3.00 credits)
This course is an introduction to Chinese history and culture and preparatory session for the field study of contemporary China. The HIST 310A/B sequence satisfies the 2, G, and H tags. To receive these tags, a student must enroll in and successfully complete HIST 310A in the Spring and HIST 310B 2GH in the summer. The second part of the course, HIST 310B 2GH, is a travel course to China. If you wish to receive the 2, G, and H tags for this sequence (which is set up as two separate courses), enroll in HIST 310A in the Spring term and HIST 310B 2GH in the Summer term. The tags will be added to your record after successful completion of HIST 310B 2GH. Prerequisites: Completion of COR 1 or COR 199 or COR 199 in progress; two full-time semesters of college credit, excluding retro credits, AP credits, and college credit earned while in high school.
CHINA TRADITION & TRANSFORMATION(A) HIST 310A 2GH HIST (3.00 credits)
This course is an introduction to Chinese history and culture and preparatory session for the field study of contemporary China. The HIST 310A/B sequence satisfies the 2, G, and H tags. To receive these tags, a student must enroll in and successfully complete HIST 310A in the Spring and HIST 310B 2GH in the summer. The second part of the course, HIST 310B 2GH, is a travel course to China. If you wish to receive the 2, G, and H tags for this sequence (which is set up as two separate courses), enroll in HIST 310A in the Spring term and HIST 310B 2GH in the Summer term. The tags will be added to your record after successful completion of HIST 310B 2GH. Prerequisites: Completion of COR 1 or COR 199 or COR 199 in progress; two full-time semesters of college credit, excluding retro credits, AP credits, and college credit earned while in high school.
CHINA TRADITION & TRANSFORMATION(B) HIST 310B 2GH HIST (1.00 credits)
The second of a two-semester sequence studying contemporary Chinese history and current issues, consisting of a short period of on-campus preparation and a trip to China. Students are responsible for the field trip expenses in addition to tuition. Cross-listed: None. Offered: SS Prerequisite: HIST 310A.
CHINA: TRADITION&TRANSFORMATION (A) HIST 390A HIST (3.00 credits)
This is the first of a two-semester course sequence studying Chinese history and contemporary issues. It examines the impact of China's cultural tradition in current Chinese society and the force of change that has challenged Chinese tradition. The main theme of the course is Confucian culture and Chinese reform. Specifically, students will investigate how the Confucian tradition has shaped Chinese society and impacted all facets of Chinese life, and how these values have influenced the pattern of Chinese modernization as they are simultaneously challenged and reshaped by China's recent transformations. During the Spring semester, the class is designed to introduce Chinese history and culture and to prepare students for the field study in Summer. Prerequisites: COR 1 and 2.
CHINA: TRADITION&TRANSFORMATION (A) HIST 390A 3GH HIST (3.00 credits)
The HIST 390A/HIST 390B sequence satisfies the 3, G, and H tags. To receive these tags, a student must enroll in and successfully complete HIST 390A in the Spring and HIST 390B 3GH in the summer. If you wish to receive the 3, G, and H tags for this sequence (which is set up as two separate courses), enroll in HIST 390A in the Spring term and HIST 390B 3GH in the Summer term. The tags will be added to your record after successful completion of HIST 390B 3GH. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: COR 1 and 2.
CHINA: TRADITION&TRANSFORMATION (B) HIST 390B 3GH HIST (1.00 credits)
This is the second of a two-semester course sequence studying Chinese history and contemporary issues. It examines the impact of China's cultural tradition in current Chinese society and the force of change that has challenged Chinese tradition. The main theme of the course is Confucian culture and Chinese reform. Specifically, students will investigate how the Confucian tradition has shaped Chinese society and impacted all facets of Chinese life, and how these values have influenced the pattern of Chinese modernization as they are simultaneously challenged and reshaped by China's recent transformations. The Summer portion of the course consists of a short period of on-campus preparation, an on-site nearly 3-week study in China, and the completion of individual projects after our return to campus. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: COR 1 and 2.
EAST ASIAN HISTORY HIST 111 GH HIST (4.00 credits)
An examination of selected developments, themes and issues in the history of East Asia. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: None.
EUROPE & THE WORLD HIST 115 H HIST (4.00 credits)
A survey of the history of Europe from the French Revolution to the present. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: None.
EUROPEAN HOLOCAUST HIST 341 H HIST (4.00 credits)
A history of the Holocaust which explores the policies of the Nazis that called for the extermination of the Jews of Europe and other targeted populations. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: None.
FREEDOM RIDES: THE CIVIL RIGHTS ERA HIST 361 3D HIST (4.00 credits)
This class focuses on the Civil Rights and Black Power era, especially in the North. Students will also travel to various northern cities over Spring Break as part of this class as we relive this turbulent era. Cross-listed: ETHS 480B. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: Instructor Consent.
GERMANY & THE RISE OF NAZI GERMANY HIST 325 H HIST (4.00 credits)
Introduction to the origins of the Nazi Party and its rise to power within the context of German historical and social developments from WWI through 1945. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: None.
HIST GERMNY FRM UNIFCTN TO NAZIFCTN HIST 211 H HIST (4.00 credits)
A history of Germany from the Wars of Unification to the seizure of power by Adolf Hitler in 1933. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: None.
HIST OF PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA HIST 284 GH HIST (4.00 credits)
A study of the history of the People's Republic of China since 1949. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: None.
HISTORY OF AMER SOCIAL MOVEMENTS HIST 204 DH HIST (4.00 credits)
A survey of US social movements, with emphasis on post WWII movements. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: None.
HISTORY OF MODERN CHINA HIST 117 GH HIST (4.00 credits)
This course provides a general by analytic survey of Chinese modern history from the late 17th century to present. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: None.
HISTORY OF US & EAST ASIAN RELATNS HIST 249 GH HIST (4.00 credits)
A course that studies US and East Asian relations since the 19th century. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: None.
HISTORY OF WOMEN IN AMERICA HIST 360 HIST (4.00 credits)
Women in North America and the United States from 1500 to the present. Special emphasis will be placed on understanding how and why ideas about femininity and masculinity have changed over time. Cross-listed: None. Offered: varies Prerequisite: None.
INDEPENDENT STUDY - EAST ASIAN HIST HIST 479C HIST (1.00 - 4.00 credits)
Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
INDEPENDENT STUDY - EUROPEAN HISTOR HIST 479A HIST (1.00 - 4.00 credits)
Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
INDEPENDENT STUDY - HISTORY HIST 479 HIST (1.00 - 4.00 credits)
Investigation of selected topics in history under the direction of a history faculty member. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: (A history course at Edgewood College or consent of instructor) consent of instructor.
INDEPENDENT STUDY - U.S. HISTORY HIST 479B HIST (1.00 - 4.00 credits)
Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
MEDIEVAL EUROPE HIST 108 H HIST (4.00 credits)
A survey of the history of Europe during the medieval period. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: None.
MODERN JAPAN HIST 221 GH HIST (4.00 credits)
Transformation of Japan from a feudal to a post-industrial society and global economic power. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: None.
NATIVE AMERICAN HISTORY HIST 363 HIST (4.00 credits)
Various Native American societies in North America from before European contact to the 1980s. Some emphasis will be placed on people who have resided in the Wisconsin and Great Lakes regions. Cross-listed: None. Offered: varies Prerequisite: None.
PROSEM:HISTORIANS/-IOGRAPHY/METHOD HIST 295 HIST (4.00 credits)
An introductory study of historical method and selected historical traditions. Includes an introduction to the use of historical data bases. All majors and minors are encouraged to take this course no later than their junior year. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: None.
RECENT UNITED STATES HISTORY HIST 207 H HIST (4.00 credits)
A survey of Post World War II American History. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: None.
RESEARCH PAPER IN AMERICAN HISTORY HIST 401B HIST (4.00 credits)
Discuss and write a major research paper. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: HIST 295, HIST 400B, and junior standing.
RESEARCH PAPER IN E. ASIAN HISTORY HIST 401C HIST (4.00 credits)
Discuss and write a major research paper. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: HIST 295, HIST 400C, and junior standing.
RESEARCH PAPER IN EUROPEAN HISTORY HIST 401A HIST (4.00 credits)
Discuss and write a major research paper. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: HIST 295, HIST 400A, and junior standing.
SELECT ISSUES IN AMERICAN HISTORY HIST 400B HIST (4.00 credits)
A study of the historiography of significant individuals, movements or groups in American History. Topics vary. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: HIST 295 and junior standing.
SELECT ISSUES IN EAST ASIAN HISTORY HIST 400C HIST (4.00 credits)
A study of the historiography of significant individuals, movements or groups in East Asian History. Topics vary. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: HIST 295 and junior standing.
SELECT ISSUES IN EUROPEAN HISTORY HIST 400A HIST (4.00 credits)
A study of the historiography of significant individuals, movements or groups in European History. Topics vary. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: HIST 295 and junior standing.
SELECTED ISSUES HIST 271 H HIST (4.00 credits)
Selected issues varies by topic. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: None.
SEMINAR HIST 401 HIST (4.00 credits)
Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: HIST 295 and junior standing.
TCHNG HISTORY & SOC STUDIES-MID/SCH HIST 459 HIST (3.00 credits)
A study of the significant problems and issues in teaching history and social studies. This course does not count toward the credits in history required for a major or a minor. Cross-listed: None. Offered: varies Prerequisite: None.
THE MIDDLE EAST HIST 240 H HIST (4.00 credits)
A survey of the history of the Middle East from 1900 to the present. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: None.
WORLD CIVILIZATION SINCE 1500 HIST 120 GH HIST (4.00 credits)
World history since 1500, with emphasis on the global nature of historical changes. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: None.
WORLD WAR II HIST 375 HIST (4.00 credits)
General survey course of WWII from 1930s until 1945. Cross-listed: None. Offered: No Information Provided. Prerequisite: None.