Consider taking a winter class to round out your schedule. These 3 credit courses cover a wide variety of topics and take place fully online 01/04/2021-01/25/2021
HIST 320-Atlantic Revolutions on Film Dr. Bouton 3 credits
Class Number 1213
This course uses documentary and feature-length films to examine the revolutions that spread across the Atlantic World in the late-18th-19th century, a period often called the "Age of Revolutions." Students will view films on the American, French, Haitian, and Latin American revolutions to analyze how film is used to portray history and why filmmakers have treated each of these revolutions so differently.
HIST 330-Ancient Science and Technology Dr. Esther Read 3 credits
Class Number 1085
This course will survey the birth and development of ancient science and technology. Topics may include scientific reasoning and methodology; mathematics, geometry, and astronomy; anatomy and medicine; construction, engineering, and mechanical technology. Historical background - political, economic, social, cultural, and religious - provides insights into related fields of political science, psychology, and ethical philosophy.
Counts Towards: Arts and Humanities (GEP) Culture (GEP)
HIST 347-The United States Since 1945 Dr. Edwin Smead 3 credits
Class Number 1040
An examination of American history from the 1940s through the 1990s. Primary emphasis is given to political, social and economic history.
Counts Towards: Social Sciences (GEP) Social Sciences (GFR)
HIST 348-American Intelligence: Revolution to 9/11 Dr. Mary Laurents 3 credits
Class Number 1197
This course surveys the history, development, and role of intelligence in international military and foreign affairs, as well as core intelligence functions and terminology to include collection, analysis, dissemination, propaganda, clandestine and covert action, and counterintelligence. Focusing on the U.S. experience, the course examines the U.S. Intelligence Community's origins, operations, and management. The course evaluates component organizations, assesses intelligence contributions to policymaking and warfare, and examines how secrecy in intelligence is reconciled with the openness of the American political and constitutional system.
HIST 371-Tudors Represented in Film/Media Catherine Hinchcliff 3 courses
Class Number 1258
Tudors ruled England from 1485-1603, and their reigns have been depicted in
popular culture on stages and in film from the sixteenth century into today.
The political maneuvers and scandals of Tudor monarchs including Henry VIII
with his six wives and Elizabeth, the Virgin Queen, have captured the
imaginations of everyone from William Shakespeare to Margot Robbie to musical
theater lovers of Six. This course will examine recent popular depictions of
the Tudor period on film, on television, and on stage, as a means of exploring
the relationship between history and film. Why and how do we see stories from
the past as culturally resonant to our present? What can we learn about history
from popular media representations? What makes an historical drama
"good" history? This course will explore all these questions as well
as introduce students to the turbulent Tudor period of English history.
Counts Towards: Culture (GEP) Arts and Humanities (GFR) Culture (GFR)