HI 102 European Civilization I (1)
The historical development of European social and political attitudes and institutions through the Age of Enlightenment
 
HI 103 European Civilization II (1)
The historical development of European social and political attitudes and institutions from the French Revolution to the late twentieth century.
 
HI 110 Great Leaders in Modern Western History (1)
Examines the leadership of central figures in western history from Renaissance to the twentieth century. Principally through the study of biographies of a diverse group of leaders such as Elizabeth I, Martin Luther, Napoleon Bonaparte, Adolph Hitler, Eleanor Roosevelt, and others, students gain an awareness of the historical periods in which these leaders lived and learn about biography as an historical genre. Students are also introduced to modern theories of leadership and challenged to apply these theories to the leaders studied. Additionally, students prepare a substantive group presentation that examines a leader of their choice.
 
HI 241 Monarchs, Rebellion, and Empire: History of England from the Anglo Saxons to George III (1)
A survey of the political, social, economic, and constitutional history of England and the British Empire to 1789. Among the many subjects examined are the Anglo Saxons, the Norman Conquest, the Wars of the Roses, Henry VIII and the English Reformation, Elizabeth I and the defeat of the Spanish Armada, the English Civil War, the Restoration, the establishment of the "first" British Empire, and the responses to the American and French Revolutions. Lectures are supplemented by audio visuals to add further context. Prerequisite: At least sophomore standing.
 
HI 242 Industry, Imperialism, and World War: History of England from George III to the present (1)
A survey of the political, social, economic, and constitutional history of England and the British Empire from 1789 to the present. Among the many subjects examined are the Industrial Revolution, imperialism, the Irish independence movement, the First and Second World Wars, the Socialist and Thatcher revolutions, and the end of empire. Lectures are supplemented by audio visuals to add further context. Prerequisite: At least sophomore standing.
 
HI 265 [381] The Middle East in the Twentieth Century (1)
A study of the history of the Middle East from the collapse of the Ottoman Empire until the present day. The course offers an introduction to the geography, ethnography, and religions of the region, followed by an investigation of British and French colonialism and the inter-war independence struggles in the area. Emphasis is also placed on the growth of modern Middle Eastern states and societies after 1945, with particular focus on the topics of nationalism, modernization, the Arab-Israeli conflict, the Iranian revolution, and the Gulf War. Prerequisite: At least sophomore standing.
 
HI 270 Practice of History Seminar (1)
A study of what history is and what the historian does. Through an examination of some of the classics of historical writing, attention is given to perspectives of the various historians and to the changing nature of the questions they have sought to answer. By preparing their own research paper, students are also exposed to contemporary methods and techniques of historical writing and research. Prerequisite: Sophomore or junior standing or consent.
 
HI 326 Constitutional History of the United States II (1)
A study of the development of the Constitution of the United States since Reconstruction. Topics examined include the regulation of interstate commerce, the Constitution and the two world wars, the New Deal, civil rights, the Warren court, the Watergate affair, and the recent transition to conservative constitutionalism. Prerequisite: At least sophomore standing
 
HI 341 [313] The Renaissance and Reformation (1)
A study of the history of Europe from the end of the Middle Ages through the Renaissance to the Reformation and Counter Reformation. Special emphasis is placed on the rise of humanism and the relationship between religious ideas and social, political, and cultural change. Prerequisite: At least sophomore standing.
 
HI 347 [311] Britain in the Twentieth Century (1)
Transition from empire to commonwealth, the Irish problem, two world wars and their consequences, reform, life and letters in England from 1901 to the recent past (a Leadership Studies designated course). Prerequisite: At least sophomore standing.
 
HI 470 Senior Research Symposium (1)
Selected topics in history and historiography, varying from year to year with participation by members of the department; seminar sessions, reading, and research. Prerequisite: Consent.