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HIST 1210 - Western Civilization: Antiquity to 1500

Origins of Western heritage from antiquity to 1500. Included are such topics as religion, philosophy, literature, and visual arts, as well as major political events and developments.

Credits: 3

Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

HIST 1220 - Western Civilization: Modernity from 1500

What is the West? Is there indeed a coherent, identifiable Western heritage? If so, what is distinctive about the West's heritage? And what, further, is distinctive about the West's modern heritage? Addresses these questions by way of an examination of major intellectual, cultural, and political developments from 1500 until the present. Topics to be considered include the Renaissance; the religious Reformations of the 16th- century; absolutism, constitutional monarchy, and enlightened despotism; the Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment; the American and French Revolutions; industrialization and nation building; modernism; imperialism and the World Wars; and the rise and fall of totalitarian regimes in the 20th- century.

Credits: 3

Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

HIST 1222 - Medieval History in Film & Literature

This course is an introduction to intercultural influences, conflicts, and stereotypes in medieval and contemporary societies. It includes the critical interpretation of historical texts and modern films dealing with major topics in medieval history, especially race and ethnicity, foreignness, religion, masculinity, sexuality, economic and social class, and violence. Students examine and discuss a wide variety of modern perceptions of the Middle Ages, including those of extremist groups, and look for better ways popular media might use the medieval past to communicate with different cultures about topics of historical and contemporary relevance.

Credits: 4

Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

Lecture/Lab Hours: 4.0 lecture

Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

HIST 1320 - Introduction to World History Before 1750

Introduces cross-cultural perspectives in world history. Focus is on the major themes in human development, such as the history of the rise of civilization, world religions, and trading systems.

Credits: 3

Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

HIST 1330 - Introduction to World History Since 1750

Introduces cross-cultural perspectives in world history. Focus is on the major themes in human development, such as the rise of nationalism, modernization, and westernization, in order to understand the nature of global and cultural interaction in the modern era.

Credits: 3

Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

HIST 2000 - Survey of United States History, 1600-1877

A survey of American history from colonial origins through Reconstruction. The major political, social, cultural, and economic developments are discussed.

Credits: 3

Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

HIST 2010 - Survey of United States History, 1865-present

A survey of American history from Reconstruction to the present. The major political, social, cultural, and economic developments are discussed.

Credits: 3

Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

HIST 2200 - A Global Military History from Antiquity to the Present

This is a survey on war in world history from ancient kingdoms and empires to present-day conflicts. These themes are central: war and the state; war and society; war and culture; war and trade; and conflict resolution. In the twenty-first century, the definition of "war" has broadened from our modern understanding as an armed conflict between states. Today, war is better defined as an armed conflict between organized groups, which includes states, terrorist groups, militias and warlords, and crime syndicates. "World," too, has taken on broader meaning: it is not simply a geographic term, but connotes connections between states and people. Studying war in history allows students to consider how societies have responded to change under duress, how technology has spread across the globe, how empires were built and how they collapsed, how ancient empires became modern states, and how modern culture emerged from the rubble of wars.

Credits: 3

Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

HIST 2220 - Europe in the Twentieth Century

This course presents a survey of the history of Europe (including Great Britain and Russia) in the 'short twentieth century,' from the start of World War I in 1914 to the end of the Cold War in 1989, as well as a survey of developments since 1989, with an emphasis on ideologies, state and national transformations, and political and social change.

Credits: 3

Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

HIST 2270 - The Middle East and the World

This course offers students an opportunity to critically explore the historical connections between Middle East history and other parts of the world. Structured as a chronological survey spanning the period of 600-1990 AD, the course covers events and processes related to developments in politics, economics, social organization, religion, science and technology, and culture. It highlights key moments in which dynamics in the Middle East shaped other parts of the world. Equally important will be those moments in which developments in other parts of the world helped shape the region. The survey will draw on connections between the Middle East and multiple other regions: Africa, South Asia, Southeast Asia, Europe, and the Americas. No prior historical or regional knowledge necessary.

Credits: 3

Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

HIST 2300 - Capitalism and Its Critics: An Intellectual History

This course traces the ideas and practices that created the capitalist system in early modern Europe, saw its eventual rise to dominance by the late nineteenth century, and in so doing generated and continues to generate considerable criticism and a vibrant debate. This course both engages contemporary concerns and provides an historical account of the ideas and patterns of practice that shaped western and world economic culture from the sixteenth to the end of the twentieth century. It challenges students to understand capitalism less as a hegemonic, clearly-defined force, but rather as a multi-faceted concept that has, throughout history and in our own time informed the beliefs and actions of kings, philosophers, economists, producers, consumers, and citizens.

Credits: 3

Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

Lecture/Lab Hours: 2.0 lecture, 1.0 discussion

Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

HIST 2300A - Honors Experience: Capitalism and Its Critics: An Intellectual History

OHIO Honors curricular experience in Capitalism and Its Critics: An Intellectual History

Credits: 0

Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

Lecture/Lab Hours: independent study

Grades: Eligible Grades: F,CR,NC,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

HIST 2460 - The Rise of Modern Asia

Introductory survey of the history of Asia from the early modern era to the present day. Emphasis on the rise of modern nationalism, economic development, and social and cultural achievements.

Credits: 3

Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

HIST 2460A - Honors Experience: Rise of Modern Asia

OHIO Honors curricular experience in Rise of Modern Asia

Credits: 0

Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

Lecture/Lab Hours: independent study

Grades: Eligible Grades: F,CR,NC,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

HIST 2530 - Life, Love, and Death in the Medieval World

This course explores life in medieval Europe through the interpretation of contemporary sources, including saints' lives, chronicles written by conquerors and the conquered, first-hand murder accounts, and how-to guides composed for lovers, monks, knights, and architects. Lectures will also introduce evidence from archaeology and the visual arts to complement the literary record. This is a thematic course rather than a chronological survey. General topics include The World Around Them, Rules of Love, Culture of Violence, and Visions of the End.

Credits: 3

Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I