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  • HIS 1201: Survey of US History I 

    Burgess, Douglas (2020-01)
    This introductory course will explore the settlement and establishment of the American colonies, and their evolution into an independent nation. The purpose of the course is to provide students with a foundational knowledge ...
  • HIS 1102: The Transformations of Europe 

    Freedman, Jeffrey (2020-01)
    This course surveys the history of Europe and its relations with other parts of the world from the eighteenth century to the present, as well as providing an introduction to basic historical concepts and methods of source ...
  • HIS 3001: Ideas of History 

    Stenhouse, William (2021-01)
    Course description: Why read or write history? How can we know about the past? What can historians’ work tell us about the period in which they wrote? This course is designed to address these questions, which are fundamental ...
  • HIS2909: Media revolutions: From scroll to screen 

    Freedman, Jeffrey (2021-08)
    ►This course will survey the history of media from the ancient world to the present. Taking ‘media’ in the broadest sense to encompass the full range of communications technologies, we will begin with the papyri scrolls ...
  • HIS2220: History of the American Presidency 

    Burgess, Douglas R. (2021-09)
    This introductory course examines the development and evolution of the American Presidency. Beginning as an experiment in enlightened government, the office of the executive gradually expanded to meet new and greater ...
  • HIS2141/JHI1508: History of the Holocaust 

    Zimmerman, Joshua (2019-09)
    This course examines the fate of European Jewry between 1933 and 1945. We shall cover the rise and fall of the democratic Weimar Republic in the 1920s, the Nazi seizure of power, anti-Jewish policy and legislation in Nazi ...
  • HIS2831H: The Roman Emperor in Theory and Practice 

    Stenhouse, William (2019-09)
    ►Course description: “Cultures Over Time” (CUOT) courses allow students to explore the distinctiveness of the past and how it relates to the present through an investigation of values, traditions, modes of thinking, and ...
  • HIS2601: History of the Law 

    Burgess, Douglas R. (2021-09)
    ►Course Goals and Objectives: This course examines the development of western law from an historical perspective. Through a combination of lecture and discussion of assigned readings, students will be introduced to the ...
  • HIS2913: Immigrant Nations: US and Israel 

    Kosak, Hadassa (2019-09)
    ►COURSE DESCRIPTION The course surveys the political, cultural, and social implications of large scale immigration to the US and to Israel. Historically, not all immigrants were welcome, and both nations have a record of ...
  • HIS 1101: Emergence of Europe 

    Stenhouse, William (2020-09)
    ►Course description: This course will examine the history of the western world from c.500 BCE to c.1650 and will consider some key texts to see what they can tell us about the periods under review. ►Learning Objectives: a) ...