A study of world civilization from earliest time through the baroque.
A study of world civilization from the baroque to the present.
A study of the United States history from the colonial settlement to the end of the American Civil War in 1865.
A study of United States history from the end of the Civil War to the present.
Designed for students interested in the diversity of Chinese culture and study abroad. Taught in English and offered at a partner university in China during the first summer session. This four-week course explores, but is not limited to, the traditional social values, classes, divergences, ethnicity, religion, and gender issues characteristic of Chinese culture. The course is conducted in a lecture format with class discussions and guided field trips.
This course is an introduction to the encounters between Native Americans, Europeans, and Africans in North America from the late fifteenth century to the mid-eighteenth century. Students will gain a working knowledge on how these encounters generated a variety of cultural, economic, religious, political, social, and military interactions.
From the late 15th through the 18th centuries, the continents bordering the Atlantic Ocean were thrust into interaction. Europeans, Africans, and indigenous peoples negotiated diverse new societies through both confrontation and cooperation. This course explores interconnections through histories of Europe, Africa, North America, and the Caribbean, demonstrating the associations between peoples and nations within a global context. Spring odd-numbered years.
Survey emphasizing research aids and techniques and historical analysis. Readings, discussions and written exercises introduce students to problems, methods and techniques of historical research. Discussion of and practice in main techniques of historical method, including bibliography and documentation. Fall.
These 700 years witness the formation and maturing of most of the important political and social institutions that have come to be the Anglo-Saxon civilization and tradition. This period is critical to understanding present-day American culture and civilization.
A history of England from 1715 to the present, emphasizing the struggle for parliamentary government, the Anglo-French conflict for commercial and colonial empire, the Industrial Revolution, the evolution of democracy and the recession of the British Empire.
A study of Russian history from Peter the Great to the present. (4, 0) 4
A study in the political and economic history of Europe in the period 1789-1914.
A study of Europe in the age of Nazism, Communism, World War I and II, and the Common Market.
The History of Michigan is a survey course that will include an examination of the geology, geography, and history of the state. This course will also study the role of citizens, events, issues, and their impact on the development of Michigan as well as the larger developments in the United States during the Jacksonian Period, the Civil War Period, the Period of Rapid Industrialization and Urbanization, the Period of 1914 to 1945, the Period 1950 to the Present, the Period of Industrial Expansion and Decline, and the Post-Vietnam War Period of Globalization. The major political, economic, social, and cultural movements and developments of these historic periods will be examined.
This is a survey of military history that will study the inter-relationships of warfare and society in American history. It will not only investigate how political and societal changes have influenced the nature of warfare in American history, but how the composition of the military establishment and its transformations has impacted state and society.
A study and analysis of Latin American history from the end of the Colonial Period to the present. This course will examine the basic political, social and religious institutions of Latin America and their evolution and the role in the change of problems of U.S.-Latin American relations will be an important focus of this study.
A study of the history of China, Japan, India and adjoining areas of Asia from 1850 to present.
This course examines the diversity of Colonial America in the mid 18th century. It traces the challenges faced by the British colonies in the French and Indian War, the emergence of political unity and national identity among Americans, and the achievement of American independence by 1783.
This course examines US Foreign Policy from 1776 to 1950, with some consideration to the 1607-1776 era. The course investigates US conduct in war and diplomacy, issues of cultural contact, impact of domestic politics on foreign policymaking, the organization political economy, and problems of American Imperialism.
Independent study under supervision of history faculty. May be repeated up to a total of six credits.
Students will complete a historical research project under the supervision of a faculty member; at end of term participants make oral presentation at seminar for other students and invited guests, and submit the final paper. (0-6) 2