2012-14 Academic Catalog

Department of History

(College of Social and Behavioral Sciences)

www.uni.edu/history

The Department of History offers the following undergraduate and graduate programs and program certificate. Specific requirements for these programs are listed within this Department of History section in the following order:

  • Undergraduate Majors (B.A.)
    • History-Liberal Arts
    • History-Teaching
  • Minor
    • History
  • Graduate Major (M.A.)
    • History
  • Program Certificate
    • Certificate in Public History

Bachelor of Arts Degree Programs

History Major-Liberal Arts

The History-Liberal Arts major requires a minimum of 120 total hours to graduate. This total includes Liberal Arts Core requirements and the following specified major requirements, plus electives to complete the minimum of 120 hours.

Required

Humanities3
Select one of the following not used to fulfill the 6-hour Liberal Arts Core curriculum requirement in Category 2A: *
Humanities I: The Ancient, Classical, and Medieval Worlds (required)
Humanities II: The Renaissance, Reformation, and Enlightenment (required)
Humanities III: The Age of Revolution to the Present (required)
History
HIST 1010 (960:010)Introduction to the Study of History (this course must be taken immediately after major is declared) **3
HIST 1011 (960:011)Field Experience: Public History (this course must be taken immediately after major is declared) **1
HIST 3000 (960:192)Junior-Senior Seminar3
HISUS 1110 (961:014)United States History to 1877 (this course must be taken by the end of the sophomore year)3
HISUS 1120 (961:015)United States History since 1877 (this course must be taken by the end of the sophomore year)3
Electives in history (must be 100/3000/4000-level)27
European history (12 hours)
Must include one course from Category A:
History of Ancient Greece
History of Ancient Rome
History of Classical Civilization
Medieval Civilization
The Renaissance and Reformation
Age of Absolutism and the Enlightenment
History of Ireland
English History to 1688
History of Germany to 1648
The Ancient Near East
Must include one course from Category B:
Europe from the French Revolution to World War I
Europe from World War I to the Present
English History since 1688
History of Modern France
History of Germany Since 1648
Modern Mediterranean Europe: History and Culture
Modern Central and Eastern Europe
History of Imperial Russia
History of Soviet Russia
Great Power Diplomacy from the Congress of Vienna to the Present
Military History from Napoleon to the Present
Modern European Women's History
Non-Western history (6 hours)
Colonial Latin American History
Latin American History
Pre-Modern African History
Modern African History
Modern Middle East History
Pre-Modern South Asia
Modern South Asia
Pre-Modern Chinese History
Modern Chinese History
Pre-Modern Japan
Modern Japan
Total Hours43

 

*

All History majors must successfully complete Category 2A of the Liberal Arts Core.

**

Corequisites

Note: In order to graduate with a major in History-Liberal Arts students must achieve a total major GPA of at least 2.50.

History Major-Teaching

The History-Teaching major requires a minimum of 120 total hours to graduate. This total includes Liberal Arts Core requirements, the Professional Education Requirements, and the following specified major requirements, plus electives to complete the minimum of 120 hours.

Required

Social Science
SOC SCI 4190 (900:190)The Teaching of the Social Studies3
SOC SCI 4191 (900:191)Field Experience: Teaching Social Studies1
Humanities3
Select one of the following not used to fulfill the 6-hour Liberal Arts Core curriculum requirement in Category 2A: *
Humanities I: The Ancient, Classical, and Medieval Worlds (required)
Humanities II: The Renaissance, Reformation, and Enlightenment (required)
Humanities III: The Age of Revolution to the Present (required)
History
HIST 1010 (960:010)Introduction to the Study of History (this course must be taken immediately after major is declared) **3
HIST 1011 (960:011)Field Experience: Public History (this course must be taken immediately after major is declared) **1
HIST 3000 (960:192)Junior-Senior Seminar3
HISUS 1110 (961:014)United States History to 1877 (this course must be taken by the end of the sophomore year)3
HISUS 1120 (961:015)United States History since 1877 (this course must be taken by the end of the sophomore year)3
Electives in history (must be 100/3000/4000-level)24
European history (9 hours)
Must include one course from Category A:
History of Ancient Greece
History of Ancient Rome
History of Classical Civilization
Medieval Civilization
The Renaissance and Reformation
Age of Absolutism and the Enlightenment
History of Ireland
English History to 1688
History of Germany to 1648
The Ancient Near East
Must include one course from Category B:
Europe from the French Revolution to World War I
Europe from World War I to the Present
English History since 1688
History of Modern France
History of Germany Since 1648
Modern Mediterranean Europe: History and Culture
Modern Central and Eastern Europe
History of Imperial Russia
History of Soviet Russia
Great Power Diplomacy from the Congress of Vienna to the Present
Military History from Napoleon to the Present
Modern European Women's History
Non-Western history (6 hours)
Colonial Latin American History
Latin American History
Pre-Modern African History
Modern African History
Modern Middle East History
Pre-Modern South Asia
Modern South Asia
Pre-Modern Chinese History
Modern Chinese History
Pre-Modern Japan
Modern Japan
United States history (9 hours)
Total Hours44

 

*

All History majors must successfully complete Category 2A of the Liberal Arts Core.

**

Corequisites

The History major may consider a minor in at least one other social science discipline.

Minor

History Minor

Electives in history (12 hours must be 100/3000/4000-level)18
The following courses strongly recommended:
United States History since 1877 *
Europe from the French Revolution to World War I
Europe from World War I to the Present
English History since 1688
History of Modern France
History of Germany Since 1648
Modern Mediterranean Europe: History and Culture
Modern Central and Eastern Europe
History of Imperial Russia
History of Soviet Russia
Great Power Diplomacy from the Congress of Vienna to the Present
Military History from Napoleon to the Present
Modern European Women's History
Total Hours18

 

*

HISUS 1120 (961:015) and one European history course from Category B are strongly recommended.

Master of Arts Degree Program

Major in History

Students interested in this program must submit a completed Application for Admission to Graduate Study and should contact the Department of History for other admission requirements. Graduate information and application for graduate admission can be found at www.grad.uni.edu/admission.

The Graduate Record Examination (General Test) is not required for admission to the program.

Only graduate courses (course numbers 5000 or above) will apply to a graduate program, even if the undergraduate course number (4999 or less) is listed. No exceptions will be made.

The object of this program is to prepare students for either further graduate study (thesis option recommended), teaching at the secondary or community college level (non-thesis option recommended), or history-related careers in government, business or private research (public history emphasis recommended). As a general rule, students should have a GPA of 3.20 or better for admission to the program. This major is available on the thesis and non-thesis options; a minimum of 30 semester hours is required for either option. The thesis option requires a minimum of 18 hours of 200/6000-level course work, including a total of 6 hours of HIST 6299 (960:299) (students choosing the Public History emphasis may complete a Thesis Project in place of a written thesis). The non-thesis option requires a minimum of 15 hours of 200/6000-level course work and the completion of a research paper. Prospective majors must consult with the department head about further requirements prior to beginning their programs.

For the thesis option, students must present a proposal for the approval of their Faculty Committee; pass an oral defense of the thesis; and, depending on the research emphasis, may be required by the Committee to demonstrate competency in a second language. For the non-thesis option, students must pass a written comprehensive examination in the primary field and an oral comprehensive examination in both the primary field and a secondary field.

This program also includes an accelerated version of the two-year M.A. degree program in history listed above. It is available only to UNI undergraduate history majors and allows such students to complete the M.A. degree one year after receiving their B.A. degree. It is a two-phase program, with a preparatory phase and a graduate phase. Upon declaration of an undergraduate major in history, any UNI student may apply to the department for entry into the preparatory phase of the Accelerated M.A. program. The graduate phase of the program begins after the student receives the B.A. degree and is admitted into the graduate program in history.

To be considered for admission into this accelerated program, students must have a UNI cumulative grade point average of 3.50 or above and must apply for entry into the program by the end of their junior year by completing an application for admission to graduate study, which can be found at www.grad.uni.edu/admission.

In order to complete the M.A. in one additional year after the B.A., undergraduate students who are admitted to the preparatory phase of the program will need to enroll in 6 hours of graduate work each semester of their senior year, as provided for in this University Catalog. (See policies and procedures for Graduate Credit for Undergraduate Students.) Graduate work completed in this program will be counted as graduate credit on the student’s transcript and will not be counted toward the undergraduate degree. No more than 12 credits of graduate credit may be taken before the B.A. is awarded.

Undergraduate students in the preparatory phase may take no more than a combined total (including undergraduate and graduate courses) of 12 hours in a semester or 6 hours in a summer session.

After completion of the preparatory phase of the program, the student will be considered for admission to the graduate portion of the Accelerated M.A. program. Actual admission to graduate study and classification as a graduate student commences the term after the student has completed the B.A. All other degree requirements for the regular history M.A. program also apply to the Accelerated M.A. program.

Thesis Option

Required

History
HIST 6030 (960:280)Seminar in History3-12
HIST 6050 (960:290)Historical Methods3
HIST 6288Seminar: Topics in World Historiography3-6
HIST 6289 (960:289)Seminar in United States Historiography3
HIST 6299 (960:299)Research6
Electives (may take one course, up to 3 hours, outside the field of history)0-12
Total hours30

Non-Thesis Option

Required

History
HIST 6030 (960:280)Seminar in History3-12
HIST 6050 (960:290)Historical Methods3
HIST 6288Seminar: Topics in World Historiography3-6
HIST 6289 (960:289)Seminar in United States Historiography3
History (HIST 6xxx/960:2XX)0-3
Electives (may take one course, up to 3 hours, outside the field of history)3-15
Total hours30

Public History Emphasis

This program is offered on the thesis or thesis project option only. A minimum of 30 semester hours is required, of which a minimum of 18 hours of 200/6000-level course work (including 6 hours of HIST 6299 (960:299) is required. As a prerequisite for admission to this program, student must have a B.A. in history or at least nine credit hours of history.

Successful defense of the thesis or thesis project is required.

Required

History
HIST 4010/5010 (960:106g)Applying History: The Public Alternative3
HIST 6030 (960:280)Seminar in History3-6
HIST 6050 (960:290)Historical Methods3
HIST 6288Seminar: Topics in World Historiography3-6
HIST 6289 (960:289)Seminar in United States Historiography3
Internship
HIST 4030/5030 (960:132g)Internship in Historical Studies6
Research
HIST 6299 (960:299)Research6
Electives0-3
Total hours30

Program Certificate

The University of Northern Iowa makes available, in addition to traditional programs, the opportunity for students to earn program certificates. Program certificates provide an alternative to programs leading to a degree, a major, or a minor; they certify that an individual has completed a program approved by the university. For information on the following program certificate, contact the Department of History or the Office of the Registrar, which serves as the centralized registry.

Certificate in Public History

This certificate is available to history majors and non-history majors who have completed a prescribed course of study within public history. This program exposes students to the array of opportunities available in the fields of public history and an opportunity to add an experiential component to their academic education. Individual curricula will be defined in consultation with the program’s director.

Required

History
HIST 4010/5010 (960:106g)Applying History: The Public Alternative3
Two history courses at the 100/3000-level or above6
Select two semesters from the following:
HIST 3179 (960:179) Cooperative Education3
HIST 4030/5030 (960:132g)Internship in Historical Studies3
Total Hours15

 

B.A. Degree - History Major (Liberal Arts) (Major Code 960) 

Freshman
FallHoursSpringHours
HUM 1021 (680:021)3HUM 1022 (680:022)3
Liberal Arts12HIST 1010 (960:010)3
 HIST 1011 (960:011)1
 Liberal Arts6
 University electives3
 15 16
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
HUM 1023 (680:023)3HISUS 1120 (961:015)3
HISUS 1110 (961:014)3Liberal Arts12
Liberal Arts (Science with Lab)10 
 16 15
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
History electives6HIST 3000 (960:192)3
University electives9History electives6
 University electives5
 15 14
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
History electives9History electives6
University electives6University electives6
 LAC Capstone2
 15 14
Total credit hours: 120

 

B.A. Degree - History Teaching Major (Major Code 960) 

Freshman
FallHoursSpringHours
HUM 1021 (680:021)3HUM 1022 (680:022)3
Liberal Arts12HIST 1010 (960:010)3
 HIST 1011 (960:011)1
 Liberal Arts9
 15 16
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
HUM 1023 (680:023)3HISUS 1120 (961:015)3
HISUS 1110 (961:014)3Liberal Arts10
EDPSYCH 2017 (200:017)1SPED 3150 (220:150)2
EDPSYCH 2030 (200:030)3INSTTECH 1020 (240:020)2
Liberal Arts6 
 16 17
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
EDPSYCH 3128 (200:128)1TEACHING 4170/5170 (280:170g)3
EDPSYCH 3148 (200:148)3HIST 3000 (960:192)3
MEASRES 3150 (250:150)2LAC Capstone2
History Electives9History Electives6
 15 14
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
History Electives9TEACHING 3138 (280:138)12
SOCFOUND 3119 (260:119)3 
SOC SCI 4190 (900:190)3 
SOC SCI 4191 (900:191)1 
 16 12
Total credit hours: 121

 

Europe Since ca. 1700 Courses

HISEUB 4510/5510 (963:155g). Europe from the French Revolution to World War I — 3 hrs.

Emphasis on political unification, the economic, intellectual, and social impact of advances in science and technology, and the decline of the European concert leading to war in 1914. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Variable)

HISEUB 4520/5520 (963:160g). Europe from World War I to the Present — 3 hrs.

Study of impact of World War I, rise of Communism and Fascism, impact of World War II, and European Renaissance since 1945. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Variable)

HISEUB 4610/5610 (963:165g). English History since 1688 — 3 hrs.

English political, economic, social, and intellectual history with emphasis on the Victorians and 20th century; British Empire and Commonwealth. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Even Springs)

HISEUB 4620/5620 (963:174g). History of Modern France — 3 hrs.

Survey of cultural, economic, and political history of France in 19th and 20th centuries. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Even Springs)

HISEUB 4630/5630 (963:172g). History of Germany Since 1648 — 3 hrs.

Political, social, economic, and cultural developments of Germany since the Peace of Westphalia, with emphasis on 19th and 20th centuries. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Variable)

HISEUB 4640/5640 (963:153g). Modern Mediterranean Europe: History and Culture — 3 hrs.

Exploration of the rich and vibrant histories, cultures, and societies of Spain, Italy, and Greece from the late eighteenth century to the early twenty-first century. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Variable)

HISEUB 4650/5650 (963:188g). Modern Central and Eastern Europe — 3 hrs.

History of Central and Eastern Europe from the 18th to early 21st century in a country-specific, regional, and comparative perspective. Employs a social history approach to examine the long-term development of societies, nations, and states in the region. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Variable)

HISEUB 4660/5660 (963:169g). History of Imperial Russia — 3 hrs.

Political, social, economic, and cultural aspects of Russia with emphasis on 19th century. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Even Falls)

HISEUB 4670/5670 (963:170g). History of Soviet Russia — 3 hrs.

Political, social, economic, and cultural developments of Russia in 20th century, emphasis on ideology. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Even Springs)

HISEUB 4675/5675 (963:157g). Great Power Diplomacy from the Congress of Vienna to the Present — 3 hrs.

International diplomacy from 1815 with emphasis on 20th century. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Even Falls)

HISEUB 4680/5680 (963:154g). Military History from Napoleon to the Present — 3 hrs.

Study of causes and conduct of war and impact of war on society, with emphasis on 20th century. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Spring)

HISEUB 4690/5690 (963:161g). Modern European Women's History — 3 hrs.

Examination of the political, social, intellectual, and economic history of women and gender relations in Europe from the Enlightenment to the present. Attention to women's rights movements and the social construction of gender. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Spring)

Europe to ca. 1700 Courses

HISEUA 4310/5310 (962:101g). History of Ancient Greece — 3 hrs.

Archaeology of the Aegean and the Minoan-Mycenaean civilization; Homeric period, classical civilization of Greece to Alexander the Great, and the Hellenistic Age; advent of the Romans. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Odd Falls)

HISEUA 4320/5320 (962:103g). History of Ancient Rome — 3 hrs.

Roman Republic, expansion of Roman rule, Roman Empire, decline and fall of the empire in 5th century A.D. Comparison of the Romans as people with modern Americans. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Even Springs)

HISEUA 4330/5330 (962:123g). History of Classical Civilization — 3 hrs.

Cultural survey of the Greco-Roman world from the eighth century B.C. to the fifth century A.D. Subject matter includes elite culture, such as literature, philosophy, and religion, as well as aspects of everyday life, such as clothing, food and drink, and entertainment. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Even Falls)

HISEUA 4340/5340 (962:152g). Medieval Civilization — 3 hrs.

Social, economic, political, and cultural features seen as foundations of the modern period. From Fall of Rome to 15th century. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Even Springs)

HISEUA 4350/5350 (962:153g). The Renaissance and Reformation — 3 hrs.

Intellectual, artistic, economic, and political developments of the Italian and Northern Renaissance, culminating in an examination of the 16th-century Reformation. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Variable)

HISEUA 4360/5360 (962:158g). Age of Absolutism and the Enlightenment — 3 hrs.

History of emerging nations of Europe with emphasis on Age of Absolutism, Louis XIV, and the Enlightenment. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Odd Falls)

HISEUA 4420/5420 (962:126g). History of Ireland — 3 hrs.

Survey of Irish history from the age of conquests (Celtic, Viking, Anglo-Norman, and English) to the present with an emphasis on the development of political and cultural nationalism in the nineteenth century. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Odd Springs)

HISEUA 4440/5440 (962:164g). English History to 1688 — 3 hrs.

England and the British Isles: Celtic and Roman times, England in the Middle Ages, Tudor-Stuart dynasties, the Glorious Revolution of 1688; England's beginnings as a great power and her relations with the rest of Europe. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Odd Falls)

HISEUA 4460/5460 (962:171g). History of Germany to 1648 — 3 hrs.

Unified German Empire and political, social, and religious forces which undermined it from Middle Ages to end of Thirty Years War. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Even Falls)

HISEUA 4480/5480 (962:151g). The Ancient Near East — 3 hrs.

The artistic, literary, political, religious, and social accomplishments of Near Eastern people of ancient times. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Odd Springs)

Historical Study/Thematic/Graduate Courses

HIST 1010 (960:010). Introduction to the Study of History — 3 hrs.

Introduction to nature and use of history, to historiography, and to basic methods of historical research. Required of all History majors and must be taken immediately after major is declared. Prerequisite(s): declared History major. Corequisite(s): HIST 1011 (960:011). (Fall, Spring)

HIST 1011 (960:011). Field Experience: Public History — 1 hr.

Students spend 15 hours working on a public history project in a local institution. This seminar provides opportunities for orientation, discussion, and introduction to professions related to the major. Prerequisite(s): declared History major. Corequisite(s): HIST 1010 (960:010). (Fall, Spring)

HIST 3000 (960:192). Junior-Senior Seminar — 3 hrs.

May be repeated on different topics. Prerequisite(s): for History majors: HIST 1010 (960:010); junior standing. For non-History majors: consent of instructor. (Fall, Spring)

HIST 3010 (960:189). Readings in History — 1-3 hrs.

Student will choose one of the following areas: (1) Ancient; (2) Medieval; (3) English; (4) French; (5) German; (6) Russian; (7) United States; (8) Latin American; or (9) Asian (India, China, and Japan). Prerequisite(s): consent of department head; for the field of U.S. History, 9 semester hours in U.S. History; for each of the other fields, 9 hours in history other than U.S., which must include 3 hours related to the particular field to be studied. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

HIST 4010/5010 (960:106g). Applying History: The Public Alternative — 3 hrs.

Exploration of employment possibilities other than teaching for those with degrees in History. Examination of skills required to pursue a career in public history and a variety of issues that public historians confront. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Fall)

HIST 4020/5020 (960:125g). Introduction to Museum Studies — 3 hrs.

Exploration of history, public mission, working environment, and ethical issues of museums. Discussion of practical skills and theoretical issues of museum studies, exposing students to broad range of museum types and career opportunities. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Same as ANTH 3440/5440 (990:125g))(Even Springs)

HIST 4030/5030 (960:132g). Internship in Historical Studies — 1-3 hrs.

Individualized study and experience in public history settings. Work projects defined by instructor, site supervisor, and student. Attendance at weekly forum mandatory, and term paper reflective of the experience is required. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours credit. Prerequisite(s): Iowa History course (recommended); HIST 4010/5010 (960:106g); junior standing; consent of instructor. (Fall, Spring)

HIST 4198 (960:198). Independent Study.

(Fall, Spring, Summer)

HIST 6020 (960:225). History and U.S. Public Policy — 3 hrs.

Use of history in policymaking; historical development of public policy in a specific area. (Spring)

HIST 6030 (960:280). Seminar in History — 3 hrs.

Areas listed in Schedule of Classes. May be repeated. (Fall, Spring)

HIST 6050 (960:290). Historical Methods — 3 hrs.

Investigation of problems confronting the historian and analysis of methods and techniques employed. (Fall)

HIST 6285 (960:285). Individual Readings — 1-3 hrs.

May be repeated. Prerequisite(s): consent of department head. (Fall, Spring)

HIST 6288. Seminar: Topics in World Historiography — 3 hrs.

Seminar on major schools of interpretation of the history of areas beyond the United States with specific examination of the historiographical development of selected topics. Seminar will focus on a specific region or have a transnational focus. May be repeated. (Variable)

HIST 6289 (960:289). Seminar in United States Historiography — 3 hrs.

Seminar on major schools of interpretation of the American past, and specific examination of historiographical development of selected topics in American history. (Spring)

HIST 6297 (960:297). Practicum — 3 hrs.

(Fall, Spring, Summer)

HIST 6299 (960:299). Research — 3-6 hrs.

Thesis research and preparation. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

Non-western History Courses

HISNW 4710/5710 (964:176g). Colonial Latin American History — 3 hrs.

Discovery, exploration, conquest, and development of Colonial Latin America. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Fall)

HISNW 4720/5720 (964:180g). Latin American History — 3 hrs.

Modern development of Latin American states and their relations to the United States. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Spring)

HISNW 4730/5730 (964:174g). Pre-Modern African History — 3 hrs.

Cultural and historical developments in Africa from earliest times to ca. 1800. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Fall)

HISNW 4740/5740 (964:175g). Modern African History — 3 hrs.

Survey of 19th- and 20th-century sub-Saharan Africa including economic and social development, emergence of modern nationalist movements, and character of the European contact and its interaction with traditional African politics. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Variable)

HISNW 4820/5820 (964:178g). Modern Middle East History — 3 hrs.

Middle East history from 1789 to present including Islamic roots, the rise of nationalism in various states, Arab attempts at unity, and the Arab-Israeli conflict. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Variable)

HISNW 4830/5830 (964:181g). Pre-Modern South Asia — 3 hrs.

Culture and institutions within the Indian subcontinent from antiquity through Hindu and Islamic periods. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Fall)

HISNW 4840/5840 (964:182g). Modern South Asia — 3 hrs.

Influence of the West on cultures and institutions within the Indian subcontinent; response to changing conditions in the Anglo-Indian Empire; rise of movements leading to establishment of India and Pakistan. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Spring)

HISNW 4850/5850 (964:183g). Pre-Modern Chinese History — 3 hrs.

Cultural and institutional developments in China from earliest times to ca. 1800 A.D. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Fall)

HISNW 4860/5860 (964:187g). Modern Chinese History — 3 hrs.

Political, social, economic, and intellectual developments in China with special emphasis on period from the Revolution of 1911 to present. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Spring)

HISNW 4870/5870 (964:127g). Pre-Modern Japan — 3 hrs.

Prehistory until early modern period (about 1800). Overview of Japan's roots: surveys the early Japanese state, and analyzes the processes of decentralization and reunification. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Fall)

HISNW 4880/5880 (964:128g). Modern Japan — 3 hrs.

Description of first non-Western nation to become a modern economic superpower. Traces development in political, social, economic, and cultural aspects from 1800 to present. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Spring)

United States History Courses

HISUS 1110 (961:014). United States History to 1877 — 3 hrs.

Events, factors, and personalities which shaped social, economic, and political development of the United States from settlement to end of Reconstruction. (Fall, Spring)

HISUS 1120 (961:015). United States History since 1877 — 3 hrs.

End of Reconstruction period to present, including economic, diplomatic, intellectual, political, and social factors. (Fall, Spring)

HISUS 4110/5110 (961:136g). American Colonial History — 3 hrs.

17th- and 18th-century America; development of colonial societies in the New World and American Revolution era. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Fall)

HISUS 4130/5130 (961:137g). The Early Republic, 1785-1850 — 3 hrs.

Political, economic, and social development of United States in years between American Revolution and end of Jacksonian era. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Variable)

HISUS 4140/5140 (961:139g). Civil War and Reconstruction — 3 hrs.

Causes of the Civil War, nature of the conflict, and short- and long-range consequences of the war. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Fall)

HISUS 4150/5150 (961:147g). Foundations of Modern America: The United States, 1877-1929 — 3 hrs.

Description and analysis of dramatic social, cultural, economic, and political changes occurring in the U.S. between the close of Reconstruction and the beginning of the Great Depression. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Even Falls)

HISUS 4160/5160 (961:131g). U.S. History from 1929 to 1960 — 3 hrs.

U.S. history from the Great Crash through the Eisenhower Era, emphasizing the Great Depression and New Deal of 1930s, World War II at home and abroad in the 1940s, and postwar issues including the Cold War and economic prosperity. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Fall)

HISUS 4170/5170. U.S. Environmental History — 3 hrs.

Exploration of various concepts of nature within the contexts of U.S. History. Treats the history of nature as a thing in itself, as something that has acted on Americans and that Americans have acted upon. Also explores nature as an idea that has changed over time. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Variable)

HISUS 4180/5180 (961:116g). Recent United States History — 3 hrs.

History of the American people since 1960 with emphasis on domestic affairs. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Spring)

HISUS 4200/5200 (961:130g). History of Iowa — 3 hrs.

Social, political, and economic developments in Iowa from prehistoric times to present. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Spring)

HISUS 4210/5210 (961:141g). The South in United States History — 3 hrs.

Traces the southern experience from colonization and settlement through the Civil War, Reconstruction, and late 19th- and 20th-century racial and political adjustments. Emphasis on post-Reconstruction period and role of blacks in shaping southern society. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Odd Springs)

HISUS 4220/5220 (961:140g). History of the West — 3 hrs.

Westward movement of the people, from the Atlantic to Pacific; impact of over two centuries of frontier experience on the course of the nation's history and in shaping of "American" character. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Fall)

HISUS 4230/5230 (961:102g). History of Technology in America — 3 hrs.

Examination of the nature, impact, and consequences of American technology — both at work and at home, in the city and in the country. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Even Springs)

HISUS 4235/5235 (961:120g). Popular Culture in the United States — 3 hrs.

Exploration of relationships between expressions of popular culture and the development of American values, political ideologies, and unconscious yearnings. Includes popular music, celebrities, literature, art, design, film, and various forms of mass media. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Spring)

HISUS 4240/5240 (961:144g). History of American Thought — 3 hrs.

Historical examination of principal idea-systems which shaped the intellectual profile of American civilization. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Odd Springs)

HISUS 4245/5245 (961:122g). African-American History — 3 hrs.

History of black Americans from African background into 1980s, with emphasis on period since end of slavery. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Fall)

HISUS 4250/5250 (961:145g). Religion in America — 3 hrs.

Investigation of religious movements and beliefs from colonial times to present, with attention to religion and the U.S. Constitution. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Same as RELS 4230/5230 (640:117g))(Fall)

HISUS 4255/5255 (961:124g). The City in United States History — 3 hrs.

Introduction to urban history; functions, shapes, and dynamics of the city in the American experience from 17th century to present with emphasis on metropolis of the past half century. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Odd Springs)

HISUS 4260/5260 (961:146g). United States Women's History — 3 hrs.

Survey of social, cultural, and economic roles of women in the United States from founding to present, with some comparative analysis of women's roles in other areas of the world. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Fall)

HISUS 4265/5265 (961:150g). Society and Culture in the United States — 3 hrs.

Description and analysis of the development of and changes in community, family, social stratification, nature of reform, morality, uses of leisure time, and attitudes toward science and religion in 19th and 20th centuries. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Odd Falls)

HISUS 4270/5270 (961:135g). Indians in American History — 3 hrs.

Survey of the North American Indian experience over four centuries, with emphasis on the 19th and 20th centuries. Focus on Native response to European colonialism, removal, allotment, termination, revitalization, urbanization, Red Power, and pan-Indian movements. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Spring)

HISUS 4275/5275 (961:142g). United States Constitutional History — 3 hrs.

Relates individual rights, political-socioeconomic issues, and rivalry among the Presidency-Congress-Supreme Court to development of U.S. Constitution. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Fall)

HISUS 4280/5280 (961:143g). United States Labor History — 3 hrs.

Survey of the experiences and meanings of work in the United States from the period of early industrialization to the present, with a focus on common workers, labor leaders, unions, and the ways the American definition of "worker" has intersected with ideologies of race, class, and gender. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Fall)