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History 215-01 The Roman World
R 6:30-9:20 pm
Albert Bell
The Romans dominated the Medi-terranean world for centuries. Their language, literature and architecture are still the basis for western culture. Sometimes they seem like modern people, except for those funny togas, but when we look at them more closely we see that their culture might have been a thin veneer over the barbarism of gladiator games, slavery, and vast inequality between social classes. Through the study of written documents and archaeological remains we will try to understand who the Romans were and why we are still so fascinated by them. Flagged for Global Learning (International).

History 221-01: Colonial and Post-Colonial Africa: African Perspectives on Colonialism
MWF 9:30-10:20 am
Lauren Janes
This course explores the colonial experiences of Africans as well as the legacies of European colonial rule in Afri-ca. We will examine the different ways Africans responded to European military conquest and political domination from the mid -1850s to the 1960s and the ways Afri-cans struggled for independence. The course is flagged for cultural diversity and Global Learning (International).

History 251-01: Revolutionary America
MW 3:00-4:20 pm
Fred Johnson

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Contemporary challenges in government and society, especially
after the 2016 presidential election, have moved Americans to re-examine the
values, actions, courage, and wisdom of the generation who established the United States. This course explores the challenges and triumphs that were met and overcome by that Founding Generation, and assesses the manner
and degree in which 21stcentury Americans are still striving
to achieve, the vision of “We the People.”

History 341-01: World War II
MWF 11:00-11:50 am
Gloria Tseng
Explores one specific dimension of 20th-century history, namely, how societies and individuals faced the moral ambiguities caused by World War II. Our goal is to learn about the significant events of the Second World War as it unfolded in different parts of the world. But more importantly, we will examine several noteworthy individuals and the specific circumstance in which they made significant moral choices and acted for good or for ill. Each person in the course will be challenged to consider what it means to act ethically in situations that require discernment and courage. Flagged for Global Learning

History 352: Women and Gender in U.S. History
MWF 12:00-12:50 PM
Jeanne Petit
This class explores three interconnected issues in United states history. First,
we will examine how women of different classes, races, religions, and ethnicities
made social change happen in the past. Second, we consider how Americans
understood and shaped ideas about manhood and womanhood. Finally, we study the ways Americans debated desirable and undesirable sexual behaviors. This class will cover the period from the Revolutionary Era through the twentieth century and students will examine how historians of women, gender and sexuality have interpreted these issues.

History 370-01: Modern Middle East
MWF 2:00-2:50 PM
Janis Gibbs
To understand what is going on in the Middle East today, it is crucial that we understand its history. In this course, we will survey the social, political, religious, geographic, and economic history of the Middle East, broadly defined to include the regions of North Africa and Iran, as well as the core lands of the Middle East, from Turkey through the eastern Mediterranean to the Arabian Peninsula and Egypt. Most of our attention will be devoted to the modern period—that is, the period between the 19th century and the present. To understand the context of the history of the modern Middle East, we’ll spend the first few weeks considering the rise of Islam and some of the facets of the history of the earlier Middle East that influence the region today. Flagged for Global Learning (International).


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