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UW Oshkosh History Classes

History 100: The Great Migration (SS) (XS) 3 credits

This Explore course will cover the Great Migration of African Americans who moved from segregated, rural south to urban cities in the North from World War I through 1970. Paying close attention to the interplay of race, class, and gender, we will look at the variety of creative strategies African Americans used re-create communities, navigate cultural difference, and seek a sustainable living. The course will study great black leaders but will also investigate the contributions that countless average men and women made to the black liberation movement. Overall, this course will emphasize the power of resistance and the struggle for African Americans to overcome oppression and infuse their lives with humanity and dignity.

History 101: Early Civilization (SS) (XS) 3 credits

Survey of development of civilizations, including beginnings in Mesopotamia and Egypt, through Greece, Rome, the Middle Ages, and the Renaissance. (Fall-Spring)

History 102: Modern Civilization (SS) (XS) (GC) 3 credits

Survey of development of Civilizations, including the high Renaissance through Reformation, Scientific Revolution, Enlightenment, Industrial Revolution, and the emergence of nationalism and democracy to recent times. (Fall-Spring)

History 103: Honors Modern Civilization (SS) (XS) 3 credits

Survey of development of Civilization, including the high Renaissance through Reformation, Scientific Revolution, Enlightenment, Industrial Revolution, and the emergence of nationalism and democracy to recent times. Prerequisite: University Honors student. Students cannot earn credit in both an honors course and a non-honors course of the same title. Prerequisites: Enrolled in good standing with the UW Oshkosh Honors Program; prior or concurrent enrollment in HNRS 175.

History 105: Topics in the History of Early Civilization (SS) (XS) (NW) 3 credits

Optional Content.

Selected topics in the History of Early Civilizations. It may be offered with different content.

History 110: Topics in the History of Modern Civilization (SS) (XS) 3 credits

Optional Content.

Selected topics in the History of Modern Civilizations. It may be offered with different content.

History 201: United States History to 1877 (SS) (XS) 3 credits

Survey of United States history from voyages of discovery and early European settlement in North America, through colonial rivalries, struggle of English colonies for independence, expansion and development of young republic, and crisis of Civil War and Reconstruction. (Fall-Spring)

History 202: Modern United States History Since 1877 (SS) (XS) 3 credits

Survey of United States history from 1877; emergence of a modern industrial state, expansion abroad, First and Second World Wars, and role as a great power. (Fall-Spring)

History 203: Honors: Modern United States History Since 1877 (SS) 3 credits

Survey of United States history from 1877; emergence of a modern industrial state, expansion abroad, First and Second World Wars, and role as a great power. Prerequisite: University Honors student. Prerequisites: Enrolled in good standing with the UW Oshkosh Honors Program; prior or concurrent enrollment in HNRS 175. (Fall-Spring)

History 204: Honors: Early United States History to 1877 (SS) (XS) 3 credits

Early United States history will be examined within the framework of the new social history. Primary sources will be used to eliminate the relationship between myth and reality, to analyze national values and their origins, and to examine the struggle for national unity in a culturally diverse society. Students cannot earn credit in both an honors course and a non-honors course of the same title. Prerequisites: Enrolled in good standing with the UW Oshkosh Honors Program; prior or concurrent enrollment in HNRS 175.

History 205: Topics in the Early History of the United States (SS) (XS) 3 credits

Optional Content.

Selected topics in the Early History of the United States designed specifically for the Quest courses in the University Studies Program. This course also fulfills requirements for the major and minor. It may be offered with different content.

History 210: Topics in the Modern History of the United States (SS) (XS) 3 credits

Optional Content.

Selected topics in the Modern History of the United States. It may be offered with different content.

History 215: Topics in History (SS) (XS) 3 credits

Optional Content.

Selected topics in History. It may be offered with different content.

History 216: Honors: Topics in History, Optional Content (XS) (SS) 3 credits

An optional content History Explore course designed for Honors students. Prerequisites: Enrolled in good standing with the UW Oshkosh Honors Program; prior or concurrent enrollment in HNRS 175.

History 301: America in the Great Depression (SS) 3 credits

This course examines American life, society, culture, politics, and economics during the tumultuous years of the Great Depression (1929-1941). These topics will be explored through a variety of secondary texts and primary documents (literature, film, radio, music, photography, and historical texts). Topics include worldwide economic collapse, the expansion of federal authority during the Roosevelt Administration, the experiments in public policy known as the New Deal, political realignment, the growing power of the labor movement, nationalization of culture and how the Great Depression affected different people according to the categories of race, class, and gender. Finally, we will consider the important legacy of the Depression and New Deal and what their impact is on contemporary America. Prerequisites: Junior standing or any 200-level History course or consent of instructor.

History 302: Ancient Greece (SS) 3 credits

Greek civilization from the Homeric Age to Alexander. Greek democracy’s triumphs and failures. Colonization of the Mediterranean, conflicts with Persia and between Greek city-states. The mind and expression of the Hellenic Age and its influence on the modern world. Prerequisites: Junior standing or any 100-level History course or consent of instructor.

History 303: Roman History (SS) 3 credits

Rome from earliest times to end of the Western Roman Empire.  Political, social, economic, and intellectual aspects of the rise and fall of Roman civilization, with attention to the influences of the Etruscans, Greeks, and Carthaginians, as well as the influence of Rome on Western Culture.  Prerequisites: Junior standing or any 100-level History course or consent of instructor.

History 304: Early Middle Ages, 300-1050 (SS) 3 credits

An introduction to the history and culture of Europe from about 300-1050. Among the topics of discussion will be late antique society, the influence of the barbarians, the importance of the Church, the Byzantine Empire and Islamic caliphates, the status of women, and the role of law and religion in medieval society. Prerequisites: Junior standing or any 100-level History course or consent of instructor.

History 305: The Later Middle Ages, 1050-1450 (SS) (GS) 3 credits

A survey of the principal political, economic, social, religious, and intellectual events of Western Europe and its influential neighbors, from the mid-eleventh century to about 1450. Among the topics of discussion will be the birth of towns and universities, the emergence of the national monarchies, the course and significance of the Investiture Controversy, religious reform throughout the time period, and the economic and environmental crises of the fourteenth century. Prerequisites: Junior standing or any 100-level History course or consent of instructor.

History 306: The Crusades (SS) 3 credits

An examination of the social, economic, political, and religious motivations underlying the Crusading Movement from the eleventh to the fourteenth centuries. Particular attention will be devoted to contrasting views of the Crusades from the perspective of Christian, Moslem, and Jewish participants.  Prerequisites: Junior standing or any 100-level History course or consent of instructor.

History 308: Renaissance Europe (SS) 3 credits

Cultural origins and achievements of the Renaissance. Political, economic and social conditions of Italy and the North, Art and Literature, the origin of modern states, European expansion overseas, and Renaissance contributions to western culture. Prerequisites: Junior standing or any 100-level History course or consent of instructor.

History 310: Reformation Europe (SS) 3 credits

An introduction to the political, religious, social and economic, and cultural history of Europe from c.1450 to c.1650. Special emphasis will be given to the intellectual and religious trends of the period and their relation to late medieval ideas, as well as to the topics of the intersection of religions and political expediency, the spread of printing, and the role of women and the family in sixteenth and seventeenth-century Europe. Prerequisites: Junior standing or any 100-level History course or consent of instructor.

History 311: Special Topic in American History (SS) 3-9 credits

Optional Content.

Selected topics in American History.  This course fulfills the requirements for the major and minor. It may be offered with different content.  With a different subtitle, it may be taken more than once with the signature of the Department Chair. Prerequisites: Junior standing or any 200-level History course or consent of instructor.

History 312: Special Topics in European History (SS) 3-9 credits

Optional Content.

Selected topics in European history. This course fulfills the requirements for the major and minor. It may be offered with different content. With a different subtitle, it may be taken more than once with the signature of the Department Chair. Prerequisites: Junior standing or any 100-level History course or consent of instructor.

History 313: Special Topics in Non-Western History (SS) (NW) 3-9credits

Optional Content.

Selected topics in Non-western history. This course fulfills the requirements for the major and minor. It may be offered with different content.  With a different subtitle, it may be taken more than once with the signature of the Department Chair. Prerequisites: Junior standing or any 100-level History course or consent of instructor.

History 315: Historical Methods and Writing (SS) 3 crs.

This course gives students training in the skills required to be a successful history major, both in college and after college. It is intended for students who have declared a history major and have begun completing the introductory requirements. It must be completed before students take their senior seminar. At the end of the course students will be familiar with how to engage historical sources, both primary and secondary. Students will know how to locate, read, analyze, and write about all kinds of sources. Students will also have rigorous training and practice in various kinds of historical writing. Prerequisites: At least 3 credits and preferably not more than 12 credits of history, or department consent.

History 316: Romanticism and Revolution in Europe (SS) 3 credits

Europe from the Congress of Vienna to the Franco-Prussian War.  Reaction, revolution, social classes, intellectual ferment, and development of ideologies.  Prerequisites: Junior standing or any 100-level History course or consent of instructor.

History 318: Modernism and Nationalism in Europe (SS) 3 credits

European history from the end of the Franco-Prussian War through World War I. Political, economic and cultural developments, social and intellectual history, the operation of forces of nationalism and democracy and causes of the Great War. Prerequisites: Junior standing or any 100-level History course or consent of instructor.

History 319: Europe Since 1914 (SS) 3 credits

History of Europe since World War I. Topics include fascism, communism, nazism, World War I and World War II; post-war efforts at European unity; the East-West conflict. The course will examine political, economic and social developments. Prerequisites: Junior standing or any 100-level History course or consent of instructor.

History 322: Early Modern Europe (SS) 3 credits

An examination of the primary social, cultural, intellectual, and political developments in 17th and early 18th century Europe. Beginning with European religious division and conflict, it will explore popular and intellectual culture, from the witch crazes to the scientific revolution; the political theory to the practice of the state centralization; global encounter and colonization, and cultural expression in music and the arts. Prerequisites: Junior standing or any 100-level History course or consent of instructor.

History 323: Old Regime, French Revolution and Napoleon, 1763-1815 (SS) 3 credits

Examines the collapse of the traditional monarchy and society in France, the revolutionary changes of 1789-99, and the domestic and international policies of Napoleon Bonaparte from 1799-1815. Prerequisites: Junior standing or any 100-level History course or consent of instructor.

History 326: American Environmental History (SS) 3 credits

A survey of the major topics and issues in North American environmental history from the early native American experience through the twentieth century. Cross-listed: History 326/Environmental Studies 326. Students may receive credit for only one of the two cross-listed courses. Prerequisites: Junior standing or any 200-level History course or consent of instructor.

History 327: The History of American Cities (SS) 3 credits

This course examines the development of American urban centers from the colonial era to the present, focusing especially on the formation and evolution of the physical urban environment, urban political economy, structures of race, class, and gender, growth and decline, suburbanization, and responses to the urban crisis. Throughout the course, we will not only analyze urban development but will connect it to the broader patterns of American social, cultural, political, and economic history. In doing so, we will consider many American cities to understand their historical significance in regional, national and international contexts. Prerequisite:  Junior standing or any 200-level History course or consent of instructor.

History 328: History of Sexuality in the United States (SS) 3 credits

This course will explore the complicated and fascinating history of sexuality in America, from the colonial era to the present. As such, it deals with many contemporary issues like contraception, censorship, prostitution LGBT rights, marriage, sex education, sexual assault, and sexually transmitted diseases. Students can only receive credit for one the two cross-listed classes. History328/Women’s and Gender Studies 328 Prerequisites:  Junior standing or any 200-level History course or consent of instructor.

History 329: Culture and Society in Eighteenth-Century Europe (SS) 3 credits

This course examines the nature and interaction of elite culture and popular culture during the age of Enlightenment; how new forms of public discourse reflected and reformed a hierarchical social structure based on tradition, status and wealth. Prerequisites: Junior standing or any 100-level History course or consent of instructor.

History 330: Imperial Germany (SS) 3 credits

The movement for unification in Germany, focusing on the role of Prussia in creating the Second German Empire; domestic developments from 1871 to 1918, foreign affairs as they led to the First World War, and a description of the military struggles of the war that ended in Germany’s defeat and the collapse of the empire. Prerequisites: Junior standing or any 100-level History course or consent of instructor.

History 331: Germany from World War I to the Present (SS) 3 credits

A survey of German History from the First World War to the present. The course will examine the First and Second World Wars, The Weimar Republic, National Socialism, The Holocaust, inflation, and depression. It will investigate the division of Germany after 1945 and how Socialism and Democracy influenced society, culture, and politics on the two sides of the Berlin Wall. It will end with a study of the issues surrounding Reunification. Prerequisites: Junior standing or any 100-level History course or consent of instructor.

History 332: Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, 1919-1945 (SS) 3 credits

The rise of the Nazi Party and Adolf Hitler’s role in the years from 1919 to 1932; the development and decline of the Third Reich from 1933 to 1945, analyzing politico-economic and socio-cultural policies of coordination; the events that triggered World War II; the military struggles that characterized the unfolding of the conflict.  Prerequisite: Junior standing or any 100-level History course or consent of instructor.

History 333: The Holocaust (SS) 3 credits

The way in which the Nazi totalitarian dictatorship was able to pervert morality and justice in Germany and elsewhere in order to exterminate European Jews and other racial minorities in concentration camps like  Auschwitz, Treblinka, and Maidanek. Prerequisites: Junior standing or any 100-level History course or consent of instructor.

History 334: Women in Modern European History (SS) (XS) 3 credits

An examination of the role of women in modern European History from the Enlightenment to the Present. Particular attention will be paid to how women’s work, political participation, and family roles have influenced and have been influenced by industrialization, modernization, and suffrage as well as political movements like democracy, communism, and fascism. Cross-listed: Women’s and Gender Studies 334/History 334. Students may receive credit for only one of the two cross-listed courses. Prerequisites: Junior standing or any 100-level History course or consent of instructor.

History 335: Nuclear America (SS) 3 credits

In this research and reading seminar, students will explore the many and complicated ways that Americans have interacted with nuclear energy by examining topics such as foreign policy and the arms race, civil defense planning, nuclear energy, the peace movement, the environmental movement, climate change, and much more. In confronting nuclear energy, Americans thought and reflected on much more than just the power of the atom. They wrestled with elemental questions such as the human relationship to nature, the nature of progress, the obligations of citizenship, and the balance between national security and democracy. Prerequisites: Junior standing or any 200-level History course or consent of instructor.

History 336: History Study Tour (SS) 1-6 credits

Selected Topics in History for US based study tours and/or Study Abroad programs. This course fulfills the requirement for the major and minor. It may be offered with different content. With a different subtitle, it may be taken more than once with Department consent. Prerequisites: Any one of History 201, 202, 205, 210, Env Stds 101 or 102.

History 339: Public History (SS) 3 credits

Examines the practice of history outside of academia and explores the connections between American history, popular memory, landscapes, and community identity; examines the historic origins and contemporary implications of a “sense of place.” Cross-Listed: History 339/Environmental Studies 339. Students may receive credit for only one of these two cross-listed courses. Prerequisite: Junior standing or any 200-level History course or consent of instructor.

History 340: The Scientific Revolution, 1500-1800 (SS) 3 credits

Surveys the development of European early modern science and technology in context and in relation to their broad cultural effects. Prerequisites: Junior standing or any 100-level History course or consent of instructor.

History 341: History of Wisconsin (SS) 3 credits

Cultural, economic, political, and social history of Wisconsin. Meets cooperative requirement for education students. Prerequisites: Junior standing or any 200-level History course or consent of instructor.

History 343: Religion in Modern Europe (SS) 3 credits

An introduction to the history of religion and religious thought in Europe from the era of the Enlightenment to the present day. Explore a variety of topics, including religion in the age of revolutions, evangelicalism and missions, 19C debates on religion and science, anti-Semitism, secularization, religion and violence in the 20C, and the impact of multi-culturalism on religious life in contemporary Europe through readings, lectures, and discussion. Prerequisite: Junior standing or any 100-level History course or consent of instructor.

History 344: Europe Since 1945 (SS) 3 credits

This course will introduce students to the history of Europe since the end of the Second World War. Students will explore Cold War Europe through the study of a variety of topics including Denazification and Reconstruction, Communism and Democracy, the 1968 Uprisings, Immigration, and People’s Activism in the name of peace, feminism, and environmental sustainability. The course will use different kinds of sources (political/legal documents, fiction, memoirs and secondary sources) to help students understand how men and women experienced this era in the east and west, in cities and rural areas. Prerequisites: Junior standing or any 100-level History course or consent of instructor.

History 345: History of American Wilderness (SS) (NW) 3 credits

Examines the history of changing American ideas about wilderness, the history of nature protection in the United States; explores current debates over the proper methods of wilderness preservation. Cross-Listed: History 345/Environmental Studies 345. Students may receive credit for only one of the two cross-listed courses. Prerequisite: Junior standing or any 200-level History course or consent of instructor.

History 346: Women & Gender Relations in Latin American History (SS) (NW) 3 credits

This course will explore the role of women and the construction of gender relations in Latin America since Pre-Hispanic times to the Twentieth Century. It will start with the analysis of these topics among the Aztec and Maya and will next focus on the way in which gender relations contributed to the construction of the colonial world. The course will next look at the position that women played in the nineteenth century and the transformations that affected gender relations towards the end of the century when new middle-class values began pervading Latin American society. The course will finally examine the way in which the modernization process of the first half of the twentieth century brought women into the public sphere as workers, political leaders, and intellectuals. Cross-listed: History 346/Women’s and Gender Studies 346. Students may receive credit for only one of the two cross-listed courses. Prerequisites: Junior standing or any 100-level History course or consent of instructor.

History 347: Mexico: From Pre-Hispanic Times to the Twentieth Century (SS) (NW) 3 credits

This course examines Mexican Indigenous cultures, the influence of colonial times, the conflicts between Liberals and Conservatives in the nineteenth-century, the Mexican Revolution of 1910, and the reconstruction of the Mexican state in the aftermath of this conflict. Prerequisites: Junior standing or any 100-level History course or consent of instructor.

History 348: Ancient and Medieval India (SS) 3 credits

This course surveys the history and historiography of Ancient and Medieval India (South Asia), from the Neolithic period to the late 15th century CE. Through primary and secondary source readings, lectures, videos, and discussions, students will gain a broad understanding of the main themes of ancient and medieval Indian history and culture. Students also will study key selections from the most important works of the corpus of Indic literature, touching on politics, socio-economic development, gender, discrimination, philosophy, religion, the arts, and other topics. Throughout, the course will examine the gradual synthesis of ethnicities, regional dimensional Indian civilization. Three lecture hours per week. Prerequisites: Junior standing or any 100-level History course or consent of instructor.

History 349: Modern India (SS) 3 credits

Through lecture and discussion the student is introduced to major events and themes in the modern history of the Indian Subcontinent, from the rise of the Mughal Empire in the 16th century to the colonial period of the late 18th and 19th centuries, the decades of the freedom struggle in the early 20th century, and the rapid political and socio-economic changes that have occurred since partition and independence in 1947. The course emphasizes, in addition to important political changes, aspects of cultural and economic history. Three lecture hours per week. Prerequisites: Junior standing or any 100-level History course or consent of instructor.

History 350: Modern East Europe (SS) 3 credits

History of East-Central Europe, concentrating on Poland, the Czech lands, Slovakia and Hungary, from circa 1700 to the present. Topics include the emergence of nationalism and nationalism movements, relations with cultures to the west and east, ‘modernization’, war and the Holocaust, the Communist era, the fall of Communism and cultural, economic, political, religious and social developments within each area. Prerequisites: Junior standing or any 100-level History course or consent of instructor.

History 351: Gender in Indian History (SS) (NW) 3 credits

This course examines gender in the context of Indian Civilization from prehistory to the present. Instead of focusing on political and economic history, the concern of this course is the development of ideas about sexual identity and normative values regarding the roles of men and women in society. While the majority of the course material will revolve around the history of women, with an emphasis on relationships and family life in Hindu and Muslim Indian culture, some attention will be given to the subject of masculinity and to non-normative traditions. Cross-listed: History 351/Women’s and Gender Studies 351. Students may receive credit for only one of the two cross-listed courses. Prerequisites: Junior standing or any 100-level History course or consent of instructor.

History 352: Revolutions and Popular Revolts in Latin America (GS) (SS) 3 credits

How do we understand and explain revolutions such as the Cuban Revolution? What are the historical origins of contemporary revolutionary regimes such as those in Venezuela or Bolivia? This course will seek to answer these and other relevant questions by looking at revolutions, revolts and popular rebellions in the Western Hemisphere. In many occasions, the United States played an important role in how the events unfolded. Studying revolution and popular revolts in Latin America contributes. Prerequisites: Junior standing or any 100-level History course or consent of instructor.

History 354: Latin American Environmental History (SS) 3 credits

This class discusses a series of topics relevant to the environmental history of Latin America. Among these topics are the early population of the Americas and the development t of sedentary habits. It also covers an analysis of the pre-Hispanic civilizations and their interaction with their landscape. The course also includes an analysis of the effects of the Spanish conquest and of the challenges created by the construction of the Atlantic Empires in early modern times. Health issues will be at the course of this analysis, in particular the yellow fever epidemics that ravaged the Caribbean basin between 1790 and the early twentieth-century. Cross-listed: Environmental Studies 354/History 354, students may receive credit for only one of the two cross-listed courses. Prerequisites: Prerequisites: Junior standing or any 100-level History course or consent of instructor.

History 355: Global Environmental History (SS) (NW) 3 credits

Examines the way that the natural environment intersects with major themes in world history, including industrialization, colonialism, frontiers, and war. Investigates the environmental context and consequences of these and other subjects with the understanding that the natural world can shape human history and that the events of human history have played and continue to play, key roles in shaping the environment. Cross-listed History 355/Environmental Studies 355. Students may receive credit for only one of the two cross-listed courses. Prerequisites: Junior standing or any 100-level History course or consent of instructor.

History 356: World War II: Global Warfare 1931-1945 (SS) 3 credits

This class will study the causes and course of World War II, the largest and most “total” conflict in human history. Instead of focusing on the period from 1939 to 1945, it examines “the long Second World War” which began with the Japanese invasion of Manchuria in September 1931. In addition to tracing the course of strategy and military operations, this course will also examine how the war’s social and economic ramifications impacted the lives of almost the entire global population, including the citizens of neutral nations and inhabitants of vast regions that were never directly touched by the fighting. Prerequisites: Junior standing or any 100-level History course or consent of instructor.

History 357: The United States 1919-1945: Modernity, Crisis, and War (SS) 3 credits

An examination of one of the most turbulent and pivotal periods in modern United States history. This period began with a Red Scare and the retrenchment of Progressivism; continued with the economic boom, rise of modernity, and the cultural clashes of the paradoxical 1920’s; proceeded with the onset of the Great Depression, the political ferment of the Thirties and the formation of the New Deal; and ended with America’s participation in World War II. Prerequisites: Junior standing or any 200-level History course or consent of instructor.

History 358: Asian American History (ES) (SS) 3 credits

A history of Asian Americans in the United States from the mid-19th century to the present. Peoples from China, Japan, Korea, the Philippines, India and Southeast Asia will be examined. Prerequisites: Junior standing or any 200-level History course or consent of instructor.

History 359: Africa: 1800-Present (SS) (NW) 3 credits

A survey of modern African history examining the development of Africa’s social, political and economic structures as well as its participation in the process of globalization. Although beginning with some background on the eighteenth century, the course focuses primarily upon the history of Africa from nineteenth century through the post-colonial period. Topics covered by the course will include: indigenous social and political systems, slavery and the slave trade, imperialism, nationalist movements, decolonization, and the rise and fall of Apartheid in South Africa. Prerequisites: Junior standing or any 100-level History course or consent of instructor.

History 360: South Africa: 1652-Present (SS) (NW) 3 credits

A survey of southern Africa from the onset of European settlement to the present. Topics include the diversity of African societies and cultures, the impact of European settlement, the dynamics of the relationships between Dutch and British settlers, the growth of South Africa’s modern economy, the development of policies of racial segregation and the institution of the Apartheid State, the history of African resistance, and the transformation of South Africa into a multi-racial democracy. Prerequisites: Junior standing or any 100-level History course or consent of instructor.

History 361: Colonial North America (SS) 3 credits

A history of North America from the period of contact between indigenous Americans, Europeans, and Africans in the sixteenth century to the independence movement in British North America in the late eighteenth century. Topics will include peace and war between “Indians” and Europeans, the rise of race and slavery, and everyday life in places such as Puritan Massachusetts, the Carolina plantations, French Canada, Spanish New Mexico, and Iroquois. Particular attention will be paid to the British colonies on the eastern seaboard.  Prerequisites: Junior standing or any 200-level History course or consent of instructor.

History 362: The American Revolution, 1760-1786 (SS) 3 credits

An examination of the revolutionary era in America. It traces the origins of the imperial crisis, the campaigns of the war of independence, loyalism, the citizen army, the British perspective on events, the foundations of the Republic and the social impact of the American Revolution. Prerequisites: Junior standing or any 200-level History course or consent of instructor.

History 363: American Indian History (SS) (ES) 3 credits

An introduction to the complex past of American Indians in what is now the continental United States, from their origins to the present, with an emphasis on Wisconsin’s Indian nations. Includes both ethnohistory, tracing change and continuity in the native cultures, and intercultural political history, seeking to understand the “Indian side(s) of encounters with various colonizers and levels of UW government. Prerequisites: Junior standing or any 200-level History course or consent of instructor.

History 364: Early American Republic, 1787-1828 (SS) 3 credits

A history of the United States from the framing of the Constitution to the election of Andrew Jackson as President. This is the colorful period of the creation of the U.S. Constitution, the rise of the Federalist and Jeffersonian Republican parties, the fiercely-fought election of 1800, factories, new gender roles for women and men, the growth of democracy, the War of 1812, a “second great awakening” in religious faith, the strengthening and weakening of slavery and, in sum, the foundation of many new American institutions and practices.  Prerequisites: Junior standing or any 200-level History course or consent of instructor.

History 366: United States Democracy (SS) 3 credits

An examination of the nature, practice, and limits of democracy in mid-19th century United States. Nationalism/sectionalism, expansion, the market revolution, racism/slavery, party politics, women’s work and status, reform and romanticism will be studied in order to assess the myth and reality of United States democracy in the antebellum era. Prerequisites: Junior standing or any 200-level History course or consent of instructor.

History 367: The Civil War Era (SS) 3 credits

The process of division, war, and reunion between the years 1845 and 1877. The social and economic structure of the United States in the antebellum era, the evolution of the political crisis, Union and Confederate home fronts, the narrative of battles, Black experience during war and peace, and politics of reunion.   Prerequisites: Junior standing or any 200-level History course or consent of instructor.

History 368: The Gilded Age and Progressive Era United States (SS) 3 credits

During the Gilded age, innovations in industry and transportation created great wealth and attracted millions of immigrants to growing cities. This burst of growth also created problems such as environmental devastation, urban slums, labor violence, political corruption, and racial/ethnic tensions. The people behind the Progressive movement (including many well-known Progressive reformers and politicians in Wisconsin) attempted to find solutions to these problems by studying new fields of knowledge and experimenting with new forms of government. Chronologically covers the end of the Civil War through the end of World War I. Prerequisites: Junior standing or any 200-level History course or consent of instructor.

History 369: America Since World War II (SS) 3 credits

An examination of the cultural, intellectual, political, economic and social trends that developed in the United States between American entry into the Second World War and the present. Includes the origins of the Cold War, McCarthyism, the civil rights movement; the counterculture and protest movements of the 1960s, modern feminism, the end of the Cold War, conservative resurgence.   Prerequisites: Junior standing or any 200-level History course or consent of instructor.

History 370: Imperial Russia (SS) 3 credits

This course will examine the social, cultural, political and economic development of Russia from the medieval era through 1917. Topics to be discussed include the rise and fall of the Kievan state, the creation of Muscovite absolutism, tensions generated by Peter the great’s reforms, and the rise of the revolutionary movement that culminated in the Russian Revolutions of 1917. Prerequisites: Junior standing or any 100-level History course or consent of instructor.

History 371: Modern Russia (SS) 3 credits

This course will examine the social, political and economic development of Russia from 1917 to the present. Topics to be discussed include Linin and the Bolshevik seizure of power, Stalin and his attempt to construct a socialist state, the foreign and domestic policies of Khrushchev, Brezhnev, and Gorbachev. The course will conclude with an examination of the current situation and the presidency of Vladimir Putin. Prerequisites: Junior standing or any 100-level History course or consent of instructor.

History 372: Medieval Britain to 1485 (SS) 3 credits

An examination of the peoples inhabiting Britain from pre-history to 1485. Particular attention will be given to the withdrawal of Britain from the Roman Empire, the emergence of centralized government during both the Anglo-Saxon and high medieval periods, social and intellectual developments after the Norman Conquest, the rise of Parliament, and English involvement in France. The emphasis of the course will be on developments in England, although aspects of Irish, Welsh, and Scottish history will also be included. Prerequisites: Junior standing or any 100-level History course or consent of instructor.

History 373: Early Modern Britain 1485-1714 (SS) 3 credits

A survey of the social, political, religious and economic history of the British Isles from 1485 through 1714. Topics include: the formation of Tudor state, the Protestant Reformation, the conquest of Ireland and the origins of the British Empire, the union of the kingdoms of England and Scotland under the Stuart dynasty, the English Civil War and the execution of Charles I, the Interregnum, the restoration of the monarchy in 1660, and the Glorious Revolution of 1689. Prerequisites: Junior standing or any 100-level History course or consent of instructor.

History 374: Modern Britain 1714-Present (SS) 3 credits

A survey of the political, social and cultural changes in Britain from 1714 to the present. Recurring themes will include questions of political and constitutional reform, issues of class and status in British society, the development of the modern industrial economy, the significance of religious and other cultural influences, the formation of a “British” identity, the expansion of a world-wide British empire, and Britain’s changing status as a commercial and world power in the 20th and 21st Centuries. Prerequisites: Junior standing or any 100-level History course or consent of instructor.

History 375: Traditional Japan (NW) (SS) 3 credits

Japanese civilization from its origin to 1800. Early native developments, borrowing from China, the rise of the samurai and the development of shogunal governments through the mid-Edo period.  Prerequisite: Junior standing or any 100-level History course or consent of instructor.

History 376: Modern Japan (NW) (SS) 3 credits

The rise of modern Japan against the background of 19th-century developments. The arrival of the West, Meiji restoration, industrialization, the rise of militarism, World War II, the American occupation, and Japan’s emergence as a post-industrial economic power. Prerequisites: Junior standing or any 100-level History course or consent of instructor.

History 377: Traditional China (NW) (SS) 3 credits

Chinese civilization from its origin to 1800. Prerequisites: Junior standing or any 100-level History course or consent of instructor.

History 378: Modern China (NW) (SS) 3 credits

Chinese civilization from its origin to 1800. Prerequisites: Junior standing or any 100-level History course or consent of instructor.

History 381: Latin America to 1825 (NW) (SS) 3 credits

Colonial foundations based on fusion of Indian, Spanish, Portuguese, African and French cultures in Latin America; Colonial control by Spain, Portugal, and France; revolts for independence and search for national maturity. Prerequisites: Junior standing or any 100-level History course or consent of instructor.

History 382: Modern Latin America (NW) (SS) 3 credits

Political evolution of the twenty Latin American states; 19th century revolutions and economic invasions by industrial countries; effects of the world wars.  Prerequisites: Junior standing or any 100-level History course or consent of instructor.

History 383: Traditional Middle East, 330-1789 (NW) (SS) 3 credits

History and institutions of the Middle East from 330 to 1789. The rise and fall of the Byzantine Empire, Muhammad and the emergence of Islam; the establishment of the Turkish and Persian empires.  Prerequisites: Junior standing or any 100-level History course or consent of instructor.

History 384: Modern Middle East 1789-1979 (NW) (SS) 3 credits

The decline and fall of the Turkish and Persian empires, the imperial interests of the Great Powers; the advent of nationalism and Zionism.  Prerequisites: Junior standing or any 100-level History course or consent of instructor.

History 385: African American History (ES) (SS) 3 credits

The Black experience from African origin to the present; the slave experience; African-American culture; the civil rights movement. Prerequisites: Junior standing or any 100-level History course or consent of instructor.

History 386: Women in the United States (SS) 3 credits

The status, work, role, and leadership activities of white, Native American and African American women in United States history. Exceptional women, and the feminist, suffrage, and liberation movements examined within the perspective of the life and attitudes of the mass of women in the United States.  Cross-listed: History 386/Women’s and Gender Studies 386. Students may receive credit for only one of the two cross-listed courses. Prerequisites: Junior standing or any 200-level History course or consent of instructor.

History 387: Conversations in United States History (SS) 3 credits

Conversations in American History afford History instructors and students to engage in a small-scale, colloquium-style class that privileges intensive readings and discussion. The topic for each semester-long “conversation” will vary according to the interests and expertise of the instructor offering the course. Prerequisites: Junior standing or any 200-level History course or consent of instructor.

History 389: Conversations in European History (SS) 3 credits

Conversations in European History afford History instructors and students to engage in a small-scale, colloquium-style class that privileges intensive readings and discussion. The topic for each semester-long “conversation” will vary according to the interests and expertise of the instructor offering the course. Prerequisites: Junior standing or any 100-level History course or consent of instructor.

History 391: War, the American Military & U.S. Foreign Relations, 1919-Present (SS) 3 credits

American military history from the end of World War I through the present. Among the critical objectives of this course are the following: to provide an evolutionary overview of American military doctrine, both in its strategic and tactical dimensions; to provide an understanding of warfare as an extension of diplomatic and national policy; and to come to understand the complex interactions between U.S. military policy and American society. Topics addressed will include World War II, the rise of the Cold War national security state and military industrial complex, the Vietnam War, the gulf Wars and the continuing War on Terrorism. Prerequisites: Junior standing or any 200-level History course or consent of instructor.

History 392: Social and Intellectual History of United States 1607-1860 (SS) 3 credits

Thought and culture from the Colonial period to the Civil War. Roles of religion, science, the arts, education, and the development of social values and mores in the United States. Prerequisites: Junior standing or any 200-level History course or consent of instructor.

History 393: Modern United States Cultural and Intellectual History (SS) 3 credits
American thought and culture since the late nineteenth century; roles of science, religion, the arts, and education in the development of social values and cultural perceptions with particular attention given to the effects of urbanization and industrialization.  Prerequisites: Junior standing or any 200-level History course or consent of instructor.
History 394: Workers and work in America 1820-Present (SS) 3 credits

How did working people help build the United States? How have their composition, character, and culture changed over time? This course will consider how history helps us to answer such questions. In answering these questions we will explore such issues as race, ethnicity, and gender as well as the history of labor and political movements. Novels, documents, and films will also be utilized to develop a better understanding of the culture of working people and how it has changed from the 1820s to the present. Prerequisites: Junior standing or any 200-level History course or consent of instructor.

History 395: War, the American Military& U.S. Foreign Relations, Colonial Era to 1918 (SS) 3 credits

American military and diplomatic history from the Spanish conquest through World War I. Prerequisites:  Junior standing or any 200-level History course or consent of instructor. Students cannot earn credit in both an honors course and a non-honors course of the same title.

History 396: America in the Sixties (SS) 3 credits

An examination of American culture, politics, and society during the 1960’s.  President John Kennedy’s New Frontier; the war in Vietnam; the civil rights, feminist and antiwar movements; the New Left and counterculture; Pop Art, folk music and acid rock; the rise of conservatism.  Prerequisites: Junior standing or any 200-level History course or consent of instructor.

History 397: American Foreign Relations to 1917 (SS) 3 credits

The history of American foreign relations from the colonial era until U.S. entry into World War I; examines the cultural, intellectual, political, economic and social forces that influenced the development of American foreign policy before U.S. emergence as a twentieth-century ‘superpower.’  Prerequisites: Junior standing or any 200-level History course or consent of instructor.

History 398: American Foreign Relations from 1917-Present (SS) 3 credits

The history of American foreign relations from U.S. entry into World War I until the present; examines the cultural, intellectual, political, economic and social forces that influenced the development of American foreign policy during and after U.S. emergence as an international ‘superpower.’  Prerequisites: Junior standing or any 200-level History course or consent of instructor.

History 399: Internship in History (SS) 1-6 crs.

An individually arranged internship that enables students to gain practical experience as public historians in a variety of settings.  The internship is intended for advanced students with extensive course work relating to History.  Students will submit papers based upon their experiences and be evaluated by their supervisors. With consent of the department chair, students may complete more than one internship. Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing with a major in history and two upper-division history classes.

History 401: Historiography and Historical Methods (SS) 3 crs.

An analysis of the conceptual frameworks employed by historians and the methods which historians have used to arrive at conclusions. Nature of history, evolution of the discipline of history, analysis of documents, process of drawing conclusions from evidence, use of different methodologies, and practical experience of writing history. Prerequisite: one 300-level history course.

History 411: American History Seminar (SS) 3 crs.

An in-depth analysis of a given topic in American history. The topic will be announced each time course is offered. Students will be exposed to a variety of different materials including primary sources. A major paper will be required. Prerequisites: Junior or Senior status with a Major in history and History 315 (for majors who began their studies at UW Oshkosh during or after the Fall 2012 semester) and department consent.

History 412: European History Seminar (SS) 3 crs.

An in-depth analysis of a given topic in European history. The topic will be announced each time course is offered. Students will be exposed to a variety of different materials including primary sources.  A major paper will be required. Prerequisites: Junior or Senior status with a Major in history and History 315 (for majors who began their studies at UW Oshkosh during or after the Fall 2012 semester) and department consent.

History 413: Non-Western History Seminar (SS) 3 crs.

An in-depth analysis of a given topic in non-Western history. The topic will be announced each time course is offered. Students will be exposed to a variety of different materials including primary sources. A major paper will be required.  Prerequisites: Junior or Senior status with a Major in history and History 315 (for majors who began their studies at UW Oshkosh during or after the Fall 2012 semester) and department consent.

History 446: Independent Study (SS) 1-3 crs.

See Independent Study under Course and Academic Advisement Policies information for general course description, general prerequisites, and proper contract form requirements.  Major in history.

History 456: Related Readings (SS) 1-3 crs.

See Related Readings under Course and Academic Advisement Policies information for general course description, general prerequisites, and proper contract form requirements.

History 474: Honors: Thesis (SS) 1-6 crs.

Honors thesis projects include any advanced independent endeavor in the student’s major field of study e.g., a written thesis, scientific experiment or research project, or creative arts exhibit or production. Proposals (attached to Independent Study contract) must show clear promise of honors level work and be approved by a faculty sponsor. Course title for transcript will be ‘Honors Thesis.’ Completed projects will be announced and presented to interested students and faculty. Prerequisite: University Honors status and junior standing. Maximum of 6 units (crs.).