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U.S. History Colonial Origins to 1861

Introduces you to the formation of American values and institutions from the early English settlements of North America through the Revolution and Civil War.

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This course examines Russian history from the Decembrist uprising of 1825 to Stalin's show trials and the destruction of the Old Bolsheviks in the late 1930s. After a brief survey of autocracy and...

Similar in scope to HIS204, this course will be taken simultaneously with LAT220 and provides a deeper historical background to the authors that students will read in second-year Latin and beyond...

This advanced seminar for seniors will offer students the opportunity to conduct work similar to that of professional historians. Students will choose a research topic, conduct primary research in...

In the wake of the fall of the Roman Empire, three distinct and dazzling civilizations emerged. This course examines the creation of the European, Byzantine and Islamic worlds from the end of...

This course examines the imperial interests, race and gender relations, and cultural influences and exchanges that manifested during the era known as Colonial America. Though the course, by the...

This course is an introduction to significant events in the 20th century. Students investigate cause, effect and change in places such as Europe, Africa and Asia (including the Middle East). One...

This course continues the survey of American history with the Civil War and follows with the attempt to rebuild the union during Reconstruction. Emphasis is given to economic and social changes of...

This course begins with U.S. involvement in World War II. Emphasis is given to the Cold War and rising global involvement of the United States. Other topics include the Civil Rights movement, the...

This course introduces students to the formation of American values and institutions from the early English settlements of North America through the Revolution and Civil War. Emphasis is given to...

This course explores the history of violence, war and peace across the globe, from ancient to modern times. Readings may include selections from a variety of disciplines, such as anthropology,...

This course will examine the plight of developing nations. Students will explore why the quality of life of these countries' citizens remains, in the aggregate, so low and their choices so limited...

At the pinnacle of its power and confidence at the start of the 20th century, Europe could not have imagined the crises, mainly of its own making, that it would face between 1914 and 1945. In this...

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