ID Course Credits
HIST 111 HIST 111 - History of Western Civilization

An exploration of the main events, individuals, and ideas in the history of Western society, from
its beginnings in the ancient Near East to the birth of the modern era in the Renaissance and
Reformation. Key themes that will be investigated include: the emergence of the first civilizations; the development of citizenship and philosophy; the growth and transformation of Christianity; the emergence of Islam; changes in gender roles and the family. As part of this exploration, students will use historical methods, with a focus on reading primary sources, to understand and describe the past.

HIST 321 HIST 321 - Tudor-Stuart England

An exploration of the history of England from the coming of the Tudors in the 15th century to the so called Glorious Revolution at the end of the 17th century. This was an eventful age, featuring the reigns of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I, the defeat of the Spanish Armada, the creativity of William Shakespeare, a bitterly fought civil war, and the development of a limited monarchy. Particular attention is paid to two developments that transformed English life: the religious reformations of the 16th century, and the civil war and political revolutions of the 17th century.

HIST 324 HIST 324 - Nineteenth Century Europe

This course examines the long 19th century from the French Revolution to the onset of the Great War. Explores key movements and themes in political, intellectual, and socio-economic history through lectures, discussion groups, and close readings of primary and secondary sources.

HIST 361 HIST 361 - History of Christianity I

A study of the history of the Christian church from the turn of the first century to the eve of the 16th century Reformation, with attention to the persons, events and issues involved in the major developments of Christianity.

HIST 362 HIST 362 - History of Christianity II

An examination of the development of the Christian church from the late medieval period through the early 21st century. Key topics include: the Protestant and Catholic reformations; the Great Awakenings and the rise of modern evangelism, fundamentalism, and the growth of
modern missionary movements, along with a consideration of significant individuals, changes in theology, institutions, devotional practices, gender roles, and attempts to engage and shape culture.

HIST 411 HIST 411 - History Seminar (Historiography)

The study of history relies on the written and oral record of human experience. The use to which words have been put has varied over time ranging from the ancient world’s innocent acceptance of recorded inventories and boastful heroic conquests, to the postmodern era where the text is not a bearer of truth but an instrument of power. This course traces the place of the text in the human effort to know and remember the past. Although the written text has been foundational for the study of the past, people have left other signs of their presence and we interact with other realities than the text. This course brings in additional disciplines including philosophy, literary criticism, biology, psychology, physics, and biblical studies.

HIST 423 HIST 423 - History of the First World War

A seminar course involving an examination of the origins and course of the First World War. Primary focus on various campaigns and fronts of the war, and on specific issues such as the nature and impact of trench warfare, the domestic policies of the belligerent powers, and the social, economic, and political impact of the conflict.NB: Not offered every year See department chair.

HIST 424 HIST 424 - History of the Second World War

A seminar course involving an examination of the origins and course of the Second World War.
Primary focus on main campaigns of the war in Europe and Asia, the domestic policies of the
belligerent powers, and the social, economic, and political impact of the conflict.