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Courses

Historical Perspective Courses

100-level History courses fulfill the Historical Perspectives General Education requirement. If you are thinking about a history major or minor, they are a great way to get your "feet wet" in the study of History.   

  HST 101 - Introduction to World Civilizations

  HST 102 - Introduction to European Civilizations

  HST 103 - Introduction to American Civilizations


Foundation Courses

200-level History courses are the foundational surveys in US, regional, and global History. They also include the introductory surveys for methodological approaches in the discipline. In these courses, History majors, minors, and other interested students take a general tour of the content and ways of doing history...       

  HST 200 - Writing History

  HST 202 - History of Global Change and Social Transformation

  HST 203 - World History to 1500 A.D.

  HST 204 - World History since 1500

  HST 205 - American History to 1877

  HST 206 - American History since 1877

  HST 207 - European Civilization to the Later Middle Ages

  HST 208 - European Civilization since the Later Middle Ages

  HST 211 - History of Islamic Civilization

  HST 212 - India: History and Civilization

  HST 230 - Latin America in World History

  HST 235 - Africa in World History

  HST 240 - A History of East Asia to 1800

  HST 241 - A History of East Asia since 1800

  HST 290 - Research Methods in History


Elective Courses

300-level courses engage History majors and minors as well as other interested students in a more sustained and sophisticated exploration of specific time periods, regions, and themes. These courses are generally classified into three main areas: US History, European History, and Non-Western History. These courses are a great way to explore a particular region or topic in greater depth. They invite students to dive in and get "neck deep" in the questions, debates, and interpretations of specific fields....

US HISTORY

HST 301 - Colonial America

HST 302 - Revolutionary America

HST 303 - Era of Sectional Conflict, Civil War, and Reconstruction

HST 305 - America Confronts Modernity

HST 306 - The 'American Century': From the Great Depression to Vietnam

HST 307 - United States in the Age of Globalization

HST 308 - Cultural and Social Topics in U.S. History

HST 311 - History of Religion in the United States

HST 312 - History of American Women

HST 314 - African American History

HST 315 - Latinos: The Forging of Ethnic Identities

HST 316 - U.S. Civil Rights Movement History

HST 317 - History of American Foreign Relations

HST 318 - History of Democracy in America

HST 319 - Human Traffic and Trafficking

HST 320 - American Indians

HST 322 - American Identity and Sports

HST 323 - Michigan History

HST 327 - History of United States Urban Society

HST 328 - U.S. Constitutional and Legal History

HST 329 - Intellectual History of the United States

HST 370 - History of Medicine and Health

 

EUROPEAN HISTORY

HST 309 - Cultural and Social Topics in European History

HST 350 - Ancient Greece

HST 351 - Ancient Rome

HST 355 - Medieval Europe

HST 360 - Tudor and Stuart England

HST 361 - Modern Britain

HST 362 - Modern France

HST 364 - Renaissance and Reformation Europe

HST 366 - Spain in the Age of Empire

HST 386 - 20th Century Europe

HST 387 - Modern Germany

HST 390 - Soviet History

HST 377 - History of Warfare

 

NONWESTERN HISTORY

HST 310 - Cultural and Social Topics in Nonwestern History

HST 330 - Colonial Latin America

HST 331 - Modern Latin America

HST 332 - Modern India

HST 333 - Modern China

HST 334 - The Making of the Caribbean

HST 335 - Africa Before 1870

HST 336 - Africa After 1870

HST 337 - The Age of Islamic Empire

HST 338 - Modern Middle East

HST 339 - Modern Iran

HST 342 - History of East Asian Religions

HST 343 - History of South Africa

HST 344 - Urban Africa

HST 345 - Silk Roads

HST 372 - From Slavery to Freedom

HST 374 - Revolution in the Americas

HST 375 - History of Mexico

HST 389 - Russian History

HST 391 - Russian Thought-Ninth to Twentieth Centuries

HST 392 - Study Abroad: Egypt

HST 393 - Study Abroad: Jamaica

HST 394 - Study Abroad: Turkey

 

IT DEPENDS...... Depending on the area focused upon in the course, these courses will apply to one of the three above categories

HST 325 - Topics in the History of Sport

HST 371 - Historical Perspectives on Gender and Sexualities

HST 376 - History of Witch Hunts

HST 378 - Contesting Human Rights

HST 380 - Special Topics in History

HST 399 - Independent Study

HST 490 - History Internship


Junior Seminars, Senior Thesis, and Capstone

400-level courses mark the culminations of an undergraduate career as a History major. They are focused on specific topics, regions, and time periods and involve a major research paper as the final product of a semester's effort.

HST 400 - Junior Seminar in History

HST 498 - Senior Thesis

HST 495 - Varieties of History (Capstone)


Social Studies Courses

These courses acquaint aspiring Social Studies teachers in the best methods of Social Studies education….  

SST 309 - Social Studies for Elementary Teachers

SST 310 - Strategies for Social Studies Teachers

SST 495 - Education in Plural Societies (Capstone)