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  • HIS 355 - War and Violence in Europe


    At least sophomore standing or consent of instructor. (3)

    Exploration of the causes of the outbreak of mass violence in the first half of the twentieth century, with a special focus on violence against civilians.  Topics include the world wars, the rise of fascism, Stalinist terror in the Soviet Union, the Armenian genocide and the Holocaust, and the expulsion of the Germans from Eastern Europe. Graded ABCDE
  
  • HIS 360 - The Holocaust


    At least sophomore standing or consent of instructor. (3)

    Exploration of the causes and course of the Nazi murder of European Jews and other outcast groups.  Emphasis on Nazi racial policy, the relationship between the course of World War II and the Holocaust, perpetrators’ motives and victims’ perspectives, collaboration with the Nazis throughout Europe, and the memory and legacy of the Holocaust since the end of World War II. Graded ABCDE
  
  • HIS 361 - Museum Studies


    At least sophomore standing. (3)

    Introduction to the history of museums and the field of museum studies with a focus on collections, programming, museum administration; exhibition development, research, and the changing role of museums in society. Graded ABCDE
  
  • HIS 362 - Food and World History


    At least sophomore standing or consent of instructor. (3)

    Comparative global perspectives on the role of food in world history, from the origins of human civilization to the present. Special attention paid to unique environmental, historical and cultural contexts of regional cuisines, as well as broader processes of global interaction and food exchange. Seminar. Graded ABCDE
  
  • HIS 363 - Historic Preservation


    At least sophomore standing. (3)

    Introduction to the professional field of history known as historic preservation, with a focus on understanding why and how people seek to preserve, conserve and protect buildings, objects, landscapes and other artifacts of historic significance; rooted in the interdisciplinary field of the digital humanities with particular attention to the role of technology in understanding the built past. Students will become familiar with the ways technology is used to document, evaluate and preserve the built past through web-based inventories of historic structures, GIS documentation and the application of modern technical tools to preserve historic structures. Seminar. Graded ABCDE
  
  • HIS 364 - Early Modern German History, 1500-1800


    At least sophomore standing or consent of instructor. (3)

    Social, cultural, intellectual and political history of the German lands.  Topics include the Reformation and religious conflict, the Thirty Years War, the German Enlightenment, and the difficulty of establishing a German national identity. Graded ABCDE Offered infrequently.
  
  • HIS 365 - Magic and Witchcraft in Western Civilization


     At least sophomore standing or consent of instructor. (3)

    Study of the history of magic, witchcraft and witch hunting in Western societies from ancient times to the present. Foundations and traditions of magic and witchcraft beliefs; historical context, characteristics, techniques and consequences of the witch hunt in early modern Europe and America; and revival and recreation of magic and witchcraft beliefs in modern Western society. Graded ABCDE
  
  • HIS 367 - Modern German History, 1800-2000


    At least sophomore standing or consent of instructor. (3)

    The history of Germany from the era of the French Revolutionary Wars to German reunification at the end of the Cold War.  Special attention paid to social, cultural and economic modernization, German nationalism, German policy and attitudes toward minority groups, and the impact of two lost world wars on German identity. Graded ABCDE
  
  • HIS 368 - History of African-American Religion


    At least sophomore standing or consent of instructor. (3) US

    Exploration of the core values associated with the struggle to create and maintain the African-American religious experience in America, which has borrowed values from a number of cultures and has served to influence the on-going process of defining American culture. Also listed as AFA 358 . Graded ABCDE Offered infrequently.
  
  • HIS 369 - History of Women in America I


    At least sophomore standing. (3)

    Examination of the evolution of women’s experience in the United States from colonization to the Civil War era. Also listed as WGS 369 . Graded ABCDE Offered infrequently.
  
  • HIS 371 - Japan from Antiquity to 1300


    At least sophomore standing or consent of instructor. (3)

    Study of Japanese mythology, culture and the historical development of Shintoism and Buddhism; examination of the impact of these religions on Japanese culture and the origin of bushi (warriors). Graded ABCDE
  
  • HIS 372 - The French Revolution


    At least sophomore standing or consent of instructor. (3)

    Events, ideologies and personalities of the French Revolution from 1789 to 1815. Topics include: French Absolutism; Louis XVI; Robespierre and the Terror; Napoleonic Wars and Napoleonic Europe. Graded ABCDE
  
  • HIS 373 - 19th Century Europe


    At least sophomore standing or consent of instructor. (3) H

    History of Europe in the nineteenth century, with special emphasis on cultural, intellectual, and artistic developments.  Topics include European cultural, artistic, and ideological responses to political revolution, industrialization, nationalism, socialism, and imperialism.  Graded ABCDE
  
  • HIS 374 - History of the British Empire since 1790


    At least sophomore standing or consent of instructor. (3) GS

    The expansion and ultimate collapse of the British Empire in the 19th and 20th centuries. Exploration of political, economic, ideological, cultural and technological foundations of imperialism and colonial resistance. Graded ABCDE
  
  • HIS 376 - History of Modern China


    At least sophomore standing or consent of instructor. (3)

    Chinese civilization and culture from the Ch’ing Dynasty of the 17th century to the present. Philosophical foundations (Confucianism-Marxism), art, architecture and literature examined along with the Western impact and political developments of the 20th century. Graded ABCDE
  
  • HIS 377 - Japan from 1300 to 1800


    A course in world history or consent of instructor. (3)

    Development of Japanese civilization from 1300 to 1800. Japanese culture, and political and economic developments. Continental cultural influence, development of a distinctive Japanese culture (religion, art and literature), and the worlds of the aristocrat and samurai. Graded ABCDE
  
  • HIS 378 - Emergence of Japan as a Global Power


    A course in world history or consent of instructor. (3)

    Process of changes and reforms brought about by the Meiji Revolution of 1868. Japan’s role during WWI and WWII. Japan’s post WWII economic and political development and global response. Graded ABCDE
  
  • HIS 380 - History of Modern India and South Asia


    At least sophomore standing or consent of instructor. (3)

    History of modern India and South Asia, with special attention to ethnic, religious and national identity in the Indian subcontinent. The collapse of the Mughal Empire; the East India Company and British Raj; Indian nationalism and the Muslim League; independence and partition; Nehru, socialism and secularism; interregional conflicts; religious riots; contemporary concerns.  Graded ABCDE
  
  • HIS 381 - History of Women in America II


    HIS 120  or HIS 121 . (3)

    Examination of the evolution of women’s experience in the United States from the Civil War era to present. Also listed as WGS 381 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • HIS 382 - History of the British Isles since 1919


    At least sophomore standing or consent of instructor. (3)

    The political, cultural and social history of the British Isles since 1919. Special attention to the parallels, conflicts and interactions of the peoples of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Graded ABCDE
  
  • HIS 384 - Gender and Sexuality in Modern European History


    At least sophomore standing or consent of instructor. (3)

    Exploration of the construction and transformation of gender and sexual norms for women and men in Europe from 1789 to 1989. Special attention paid to the family, women’s rights movements, the intersection of gender, class and race, and the impact of wars and revolutions on the status of women and conceptions of gender and sexuality. Also listed as WGS 384 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • HIS 386 - International Relations of the “Middle East”


    At least junior standing or consent of instructor. (3)

    Relations from the early 19th century until the present. Europe’s expansion into the Ottoman Empire; incorporation of the “Middle East” into the global economy; clash of European ideas with Islamic traditions; rise of pan-national movements; the Arab-Israeli conflict; the rise of OPEC; struggle for the Persian Gulf. Western perceptions of Muslims; international dimensions of the recent Islamicist revival; Islam as a global cultural system. Graded ABCDE Offered infrequently.
  
  • HIS 387 - Islam and Political Change


    At least junior standing or consent of instructor. (3)

    Role of religion in political life of the Muslim world since the nineteenth century. Political, intellectual, social and cultural transformations of Islamic traditions and values, both orthodox and popular. Evolution and transformation of the modernist pattern of thought; challenges to the authority of religious scholars from secular, modernist and Islamist movements; growth of non-political, popular Islamic movements. Special attention to comparative case studies of Egypt, Iran, Turkey, Pakistan and the Arab Gulf states. Graded ABCDE
  
  • HIS 388 - Gods of the City: Religion and the Urban Landscape


    At least sophomore standing. (3)

    Exploration of the interplay between religion and urbanization in America. Students learn about diverse religious experiences in cities and how the variety of beliefs and practices interacted with urban places. Graded ABCDE
  
  • HIS 391 - Directed Reading in History


    At least junior standing and consent of instructor. (1-3)

    Designed for students with special interests in history. Designation indicates (A) United States history; (B) English history; (C) modern European history; (D) ancient and medieval history; (E) African history. No more than a total of three credits from HIS 391 and 395, combined, may apply to the requirements for the General Program or Minor or Teacher’s Certificate Program in History. May be reelected for credit. Graded ABCDE/Y
  
  • HIS 393 - Special Topics in History


    At least sophomore standing. (3)

    Each semester and/or section, a different topic to be announced in advance of registration. May be reelected when topics vary. Graded ABCDE
  
  • HIS 394 - Medieval Europe


    At least sophomore standing or consent of instructor. (3)

    Social, cultural, political and economic history of Europe during the Middle Ages. Topics include the Christianization of Europe, feudal society, Europeans’ encounters and exchanges with the non-European world, and the emergence of cities and centralized states. Graded ABCDE Offered infrequently.
  
  • HIS 395 - Directed Research


    HIS 301  or 15 credits in history and consent of Department Chair and instructor. (1-3)

    Independent research experience under the direction of a member of the Department of History.  *No more than a total of three credits from HIS 391 and 395, combined, may apply to the requirements for the General Program or Minor or Teacher’s Certificate Program in History. May be reelected for credit. Graded ABCDE/Y
  
  • HIS 396 - Public History Internship


    Concentration in history, consent of instructor; submission of personal statement required. (3)

    Students combine academic learning with practical experience through study and work with a historical organization under the direction of a faculty supervisor.  Students will log 150 hours at their internship site, complete regular self evaluations, and meet regularly with their faculty supervisor. May include a related research project. May be reelected to a total of 6 credits. Graded ABCDE/Y
  
  • HIS 399 - France and the World from 1789 to 2000


    At least sophomore standing or consent of instructor. (3)

    France’s interaction with the world since the French revolution.  Topics include the global spread of French revolutionary ideals, the French overseas empire, colonial wars in Vietnam and Algeria, immigration into France, and France’s relationship with the United States after World War II. Graded ABCDE
  
  • HIS 400 - Postwar: Europe since 1945


    At least sophomore standing or consent of instructor. (3)

    The social, cultural, and political history of Europe since 1945.  Topics include reconstruction after World War II, the Cold War, Europe’s relations with the developing world, popular and youth culture, and the memory of World War II and the Holocaust. Graded ABCDE
  
  • HIS 401 - Migration in Modern European History


    At least sophomore standing or consent of instructor. (3) GS

    Exploration of the causes of mass migration in modern European history and its impact on European culture, society and politics. Topics include forced migrations and deportations caused by war; labor and postcolonial migrations; European attitudes toward stigmatized immigrant groups such as Jews and Muslims; and immigrants in European culture, particularly film. Graded ABCDE
  
  • HIS 403 - Cities of the Dead: The History and Preservation of Cemeteries


    ENG 112  or EHS 120 . (3)

    Offers a range of classroom and hands-on field experiences for students to learn the history of American cemeteries and methods used for conserving them.   Graded ABCDE
  
  • HIS 409 - Colonial America


    HIS 120  or consent of instructor. (3)

    History of Colonial America from early settlement to the eve of the American Revolution. Examination of the American Colonies from an Atlantic perspective, focusing on European motivation for settlement, origins and development of slavery, religious and economic change, creation of early American culture. Graded ABCDE Offered infrequently.
  
  • HIS 410 - Era of the American Revolution


    HIS 120  or consent of instructor. (3)

    Examination of the decades surrounding the American Revolution and America’s transformation from British colony to independent republic. Political and social origins of the Revolution; formation of the republican state; changing notions of citizenship and equality; the role of political leaders in society; social and cultural consequences of the Revolution.  Graded ABCDE Offered infrequently.
  
  • HIS 415 - The Early American Republic


    HIS 120 . (3)

    American history from the ratification of the United States Constitution to roughly 1820.  The challenge of creating a republican government, early American foreign policy, political and social consequences wrought by the American Revolution, growing pains the young nation experienced during this time of rapid economic growth and cultural change. Graded ABCDE
  
  • HIS 419 - History of Sport in the United States


    At least junior standing or consent of instructor. (3)

    Sports as a reflection of national society. Recreational patterns; also such issues as racism, sexism, urbanism, legal and labor history, progressivism, immigration, and nativism. Impact of professional and amateur sports on the cultural development of the nation; how both participatory and spectator sports mirror the values, aspirations and needs of people in any given time period. Graded ABCDE
  
  • HIS 428 - Emergence of the United States as a World Power Since 1914


    A course in US history, at least junior standing; or consent of instructor. (3) GS

    Origins and consequences of American entry into two world wars, the Cold War, and American relationships with underdeveloped regions; changing views of isolationism and intervention.  Graded ABCDE Offered infrequently.
  
  • HIS 430 - American Indian History


    At least junior standing, a course in US history. (3)

    White images, government policies, and philanthropy in regard to Indians. Dynamics of the history of Native Americans from before white contact to the present day. Anglo-American Indian relations within the boundaries of what is now the United States. Graded ABCDE Offered infrequently.
  
  • HIS 431 - American Urban History


    At least junior standing, a course in US history or urban studies. (3)

    Rise of the city in America from colonial times to the present, tracing the spread of urban settlement; the evolution of an organized system of cities; the development of life, institutions, and landscape in the city; and the diverse consequences of urbanization. Graded ABCDE
  
  • HIS 435 - Black America since the Civil War


    At least junior standing. (3)

    Examination of movements, organizations, personalities, and leadership trends among Black Americans since the Civil War. Also listed as AFA 435 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • HIS 477 - Japan: Age of Samurai


    Course in world history or consent of instructor. (3)

    Examination of the rise of the samurai and their tradition in Japanese history. Exploration of the origin of samurai, the changing nature of samurai, and the ideology of samurai. Lectures, feature-length films and books on samurai. Graded ABCDE Offered infrequently.
  
  • HIS 479 - Pacific World in Transition since 19th Century


    A course in world history, or consent of instructor. (3) GS

    Examination of diplomacy in the Pacific world, focusing on relationships between China, Japan, the United States and United Kingdom. Discussion of British and American imperialism including the Opium War in China, Perry in Japan, the “unequal treaties,” and Chinese and Japanese immigration to the US. Post-WWII to focus on US-Japan-China relationship and the coming/ending of Cold War Asia. Graded ABCDE
  
  • HIS 495 - Honors Thesis I


    HIS 395  and permission of Honors Council and Department. (4)

    Credit and grade for HIS 495 is not given until successful completion of HIS 496. Graded ABCDE/Y
  
  • HIS 496 - Honors Thesis II


    Permission of Honors Council and Department. (4)

    No student with a grade of B or less in HON 496 or HIS 496 will graduate with Honors in History. Graded ABCDE/Y
  
  • HIS 501 - Migration in Modern European History


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Exploration of the causes of mass migration in modern European history and its impact on European culture, society, and politics. Topics include forced migrations and deportations caused by war, labor and postcolonial migrations, European attitudes toward stigmatized immigrant groups such as Jews and Muslims, and immigrants in European culture, particularly film.  Not open to students with credit forHIS 401. Graded ABCDE
  
  • HIS 503 - Cities of the Dead: The History and Preservation of Cemeteries


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Offers a range of classroom and hands-on experiences for students to learn the history of American cemeteries and methods used for conserving them. Not open to students with credit forHIS 403. Graded ABCDE/Y
  
  • HIS 509 - Colonial America


    Graduate standing. (3)

    History of Colonial America from early settlement to the eve of the American Revolution. Examination of the American Colonies from an Atlantic perspective, focusing on European motivation for settlement, origins and development of slavery, religious and economic change, creation of early American culture.  Not open to students with credit forHIS 409. Graded ABCDE Offered infrequently.
  
  • HIS 510 - Era of the American Revolution


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Examination of the decades surrounding the American Revolution and America’s transformation from British colony to independent republic. Political and social origins of the Revolution; formation of the republican state; changing notions of citizenship and equality; the role of political leaders in society; social and cultural consequences of the Revolution. Not open to students with credit for HIS 410  Graded ABCDE Offered infrequently.
  
  • HIS 515 - The Early American Republic


    Graduate standing, HIS 120 . (3)

    American history from the ratification of the United States Constitution to roughly 1820.  The challenge of creating a republican government, early American foreign policy, political and social consequences wrought by the American Revolution, growing pains the young nation experienced during this time of rapid economic growth and cultural change. Not open to students with credit for HIS 415 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • HIS 519 - History of Sport in the United States


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Sports as a reflection of national society. Recreational patterns; also such issues as racism, sexism, urbanism, legal and labor history, progressivism, immigration, and nativism. Impact of professional and amateur sports on the cultural development of the nation; how both participatory and spectator sports mirror the values, aspirations and needs of people in any given time period. Not open to students with credit for HIS 419 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • HIS 521 - History of the United States Constitution, 1789 to Present


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Historical examination of the Constitution of the United States focusing on the events that affected its writing; the Constitutional Convention; the evolution of interpretations of the Constitution and resulting impact on the American society. Not open to students with credit for HIS 321 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • HIS 528 - Emergence of the United States as a World Power since 1914


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Origins and consequences of American entry into two world wars, the Cold War, and American relationships with underdeveloped regions; changing views of isolationism and intervention. Not open to students with credit for HIS 428  Graded ABCDE Offered infrequently.
  
  • HIS 530 - American Indian History


    Graduate standing. (3)

    White images, government policies, and philanthropy in regard to Indians. Dynamics of the history of Native Americans from before white contact to the present day. Anglo-American Indian relations within the boundaries of what is now the United States. Not open to students with credit for HIS 430 . Graded ABCDE Offered infrequently.
  
  • HIS 531 - American Urban History


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Rise of the city in America from colonial times to the present, tracing the spread of urban settlement; the evolution of an organized system of cities; the development of life, institutions, and landscape in the city; and the diverse consequences of urbanization. Not open to students with credit for HIS 431 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • HIS 534 - History of Ethnicity and Race in the United States


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Historical examination of the role of ethnicity and race in the United States with emphasis on changing patterns of immigration, the process of assimilation, the evolution of ethnicity, and differences and similarities in the experiences of ethnic and racial groups. Not open to students with credit for AFA 334 /HIS 334 . Also listed as AFA 534 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • HIS 535 - Black America since the Civil War


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Examination of movements, organizations, personalities, and leadership trends among Black Americans since the Civil War. Not open to students with credit for AFA 435 /HIS 435 . Also listed as AFA 535 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • HIS 561 - Introduction to Public History


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Introduction to various components of the form of historical training known as public history, loosely defined as the practice of history outside the academic setting such as in museums, archives, corporations, government agencies, and historic sites. Focus on archival methods, community based research, and museum presentation. Graded ABCDE
  
  • HIS 562 - Food and World History


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Comparative global perspectives on the role of food in world history, from the origins of human civilization to the present. Special attention paid to unique environmental, historical and cultural contexts of regional cuisines, as well as broader processes of global interaction and food exchange. Seminar. Graded ABCDE
  
  • HIS 563 - Historic Preservation


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Introduction to the professional field of history known as historic preservation, with a focus on understanding why and how people seek to preserve, conserve and protect buildings, objects, landscapes and other artifacts of historic significance; rooted in the interdisciplinary field of the digital humanities with particular attention to the role of technology in understanding the built past. Students will become familiar with the ways technology is used to document, evaluate and preserve the built past through web-based inventories of historic structures, GIS documentation and the application of modern technical tools to preserve historic structures. Graded ABCDE
  
  • HIS 569 - History of Women in America I


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Examination of the evolution of women’s experience in the United States from colonization to the Civil War era.  Not open to students with credit forHIS 369/WGS 369. Also listed as WGS 569 . Graded ABCDE Offered infrequently.
  
  • HIS 574 - History of the British Empire since 1790


    Graduate standing. (3)

    The expansion and ultimate collapse of the British Empire in the 19th and 20th centuries. Exploration of political, economic, ideological, cultural and technological foundations of imperialism and colonial resistance. Not open to students with credit for HIS 374 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • HIS 576 - History of Modern China


    Graduate standing. (3)

    History of China, one of the oldest civilizations in the world, which has had a profound impact on Asian history ad continues to influence development in this region today. Brief examination of Chinese civilization prior to the 17th century, and elements from the ancient past that have been transmitted to present day. Focus on the political, economic, intellectual, social and cultural developments of this country, which includes over one-quarter of the world’s population, since the early 17th century, with special attention to domestic and foreign problems it has faced. Not open to students with credit forHIS 376. Graded ABCDE
  
  • HIS 578 - Emergence of Japan as a Global Power


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Process of changes and reforms brought about by the Meiji Revolution of 1868. Japan’s role during WWI and WWII. Japan’s post WWII economic and political development and global response. Not open to students with credit forHIS 378. Graded ABE_NR/Y. Graded ABE_NR/Y
  
  • HIS 579 - Pacific World in Transition since 19th Century


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Examination of diplomacy in the Pacific world, focusing on relationships between China, Japan, the United States and United Kingdom. Discussion of British and American imperialism including the Opium War in China, Perry in Japan, the “unequal treaties,” and Chinese and Japanese immigration to the US. Post-WWII to focus on US-Japan-China relationship and the coming/ending of Cold War Asia. Not open to students with credit for HIS 479 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • HIS 581 - History of Women in America II


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Examination of the evolution of women’s experience in the United States from the Civil War era to present.  Not open to students with credit forHIS 381/WGS 381. Also listed as WGS 581 . Graded ABCDE Offered infrequently.
  
  • HIS 584 - Gender and Sexuality in Modern European History


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Exploration of the construction and transformation of gender and sexual norms for women and men in Europe from 1789 to 1989. Special attention paid to the family, women’s rights movements, the intersection of gender, class and race, and the impact of wars and revolutions on the status of women and conceptions of gender and sexuality.  Not open to students with credit forHIS 384. Also listed as WGS 584 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • HIS 587 - Islam and Political Change


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Role of religion in political life of the Muslim world since the nineteenth century. Political, intellectual, social and cultural transformations of Islamic traditions and values, both orthodox and popular. Evolution and transformation of the modernist pattern of thought; challenges to the authority of religious scholars from secular, modernist and Islamist movements; growth of non-political, popular Islamic movements. Special attention to comparative case studies of Egypt, Iran, Turkey, Pakistan and the Arab Gulf states. Not open to students with credit for HIS 387  Graded ABCDE
  
  • HLS 300 - Topics in Hispanophone Literary Studies


    A sophomore-level course in any literature or consent of instructor; proficiency in Spanish not required. (3)

    Focus on a topic in hispanophone literatures in a culturally sensitive and historically contextualized approach; may concentrate on a specific author, topic or geographic region. Taught entirely in English. May be reelected to a total of 6 credits when topics vary. Graded ABCDE
  
  • HLS 310 - Understanding the Spanish-Speaking World: the United States


    At least sophomore standing. (3) GS, US

    Study of hispanophone society, art and culture in the United States as viewed through literary and popular genres and the media in translation. Includes discussion and analysis of short stories, essays, newspapers and magazines, as well as visual texts and film. May be used to satisfy general education or BA distribution requirements, but not both. Graded ABCDE
  
  • HLS 311 - Introduction to Latino/Latina Literature in Translation


    A sophomore-level course in any literature or consent of instructor; proficiency in Spanish not required. (3) H, US

    Culturally sensitive and historically contextualized reading and discussion of representative works by Latino/Latina authors in translation. This course may include the works of such authors as Iván Acosta, Alicia Alarcón, Isabel Allende, Gustavo Pérez Firmat, Thomás Rivera, Tino Villanueva among others. May be used to satisfy general education or BA distribution requirements, but not both. Also listed as CPL 311 . Graded ABCDE Offered infrequently.
  
  • HLS 315 - Introduction to Hispanophone Literatures in Translation


    A sophomore-level course in any literature or consent of instructor; proficiency in Spanish not required. (3)

    Introduces forms of literary expression in regional hispanophone literatures using an analytical and comparative approach. Particular emphasis on the literature of Spain and Latin America in translation. Analysis and discussion of form and interpretation of content with focus on such genres as the short story, drama and poetry.  Graded ABCDE Offered infrequently.
  
  • HLS 319 - Understanding the Spanish-Speaking World: Spain and Latin America


    At least sophomore standing. (3) GS

    Study of hispanophone society, art and culture in Spain and Latin America as viewed through literary and popular genres and the media in translation. Includes discussion and analysis of short stories, essays, newspapers and magazines, as well as visual texts and film.  Graded ABCDE Offered infrequently.
  
  • HON 155 - Great Books I


    Acceptance into the Honors Program. (5) H

    Study, discussion, and written critical analysis of works ranging from epic poems to political treatises. Subject matter may be scientific, historical, or philosophical works from the period of Classical Greece to the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Two class periods per week devoted to writing in a variety of expository modes. Writing is related to works under discussion and includes a paper of some depth and complexity. Completion of HON 155 and HON 156 fulfills the general education requirement in English composition. Graded ABCN
  
  • HON 156 - Great Books II


    HON 155  or consent of Honors Director. (5) H

    Study, discussion and written critical analysis of works from the Enlightenment to the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Two class periods per week are devoted to written critical analyses. Writing includes a research paper of some depth and complexity.  Completion of HON 155 and 156 fulfills the general education requirement in English composition. Graded ABCN
  
  • HON 251 - Great Ideas I


    HON 156 . (3) GS

    In-depth exploration of key concepts, ideas and themes in the history of civilization. Emphasis on class discussion, critical reading and writing. Graded ABCN
  
  • HON 252 - Great Ideas II: The Impact of Technology on Society, An Historical Perspective


    HON 251 . (3) S

    Focuses on the history of technology and technological change and how technology has shaped and been shaped by its interaction with society especially in the area of information technology and information networking. Emphasis on class discussion, critical reading and writing. Graded ABCN
  
  • HON 292 - Directed Reading


    Consent of Honors Program Director. (1-3)

    May be reelected to a total of six credits. Graded ABCDE/Y
  
  • HON 297 - Foundations of Information Literacy


    Consent of Honors Director. (1-3)

    Independent study designed to provide an introduction to the resources of the university library, including such areas as database searching, controlled vocabulary use in specialized databases, refereed journals, reference works, ethical use of information, introduction to research methods in the disciplines. May be reelected to a total of 3 credits. Graded ABCDN Offered infrequently.
  
  • HON 355 - Great Books


    Acceptance into the Junior/Senior Honors Program. (3-5) H

    Study, discussion and written critical analysis of works ranging from epic poems to political treatises. Subject matter may be scientific, historical or philosophical works from the period of classic Greece to the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Writing is related to works under discussion and includes a research paper of some depth and complexity. When elected for 5 credits, two class periods a week are devoted to writing in a variety of expository modes; election for 3 credits only by approval of the Honors Program Director. Class meets with HON 155; students complete additional assignment appropriate to a 300-level course. Graded ABCDE
  
  • HON 393 - Independent Study and Research Methods


    Acceptance into the Honors Program; prior or concurrent election of HON 155  or HON 355 . (1-3)

    Also listed as departmental credit in schools and departments offering an honors concentration. May be reelected for credit. Graded ABCDE/Y
  
  • HON 398 - Honors Internship


    Consent of the Honors Director; prior or concurrent election of HON 155  or HON 355 . (1-3)

    Independent study designed for a monitored internship with an affiliated sponsoring institution.  Includes at least 60 contact hours with the organization, a journal, and a final report and reflection on the experience. May be reelected to a total of 6 credits. Graded ABCDN
  
  • HON 399 - Honors Community Engagement


    Consent of the Honors Director; prior or concurrent election of HON 155  or HON 355 . (1-3)

    Independent study designed for an extended community engagement experience with an affiliated sponsoring institution.  Includes at least 60 contact hours with the organization, a journal, and a final report and reflection on the experience. May be reelected to a total of 6 credits. Graded ABCDN
  
  • HON 494 - Off-Campus Study Preparation


    HON 155  or HON 355 ; at least sophomore standing. (1)

    Independent study designed for development of the Honors Program off-campus study proposal, carried out in close consultation with the department/school honors advisor and the Honors Director.  Involves development of the project and/or necessary skills to undertake the off-campus experience.  Grade assigned by the department/school advisor when proposal is completed to the satisfaction of the advisor and the Honors Director.  All department/school off-campus preparation courses may be crosslisted with HON 494.  See www.umflint.edu/honors for further details.   Graded ABCDN
  
  • HON 495 - Honors Thesis I (Off-Campus Study)


    Acceptance into the Honors Program; consent of Honors Director. (4)

    Independent study course designed for the off-campus study experience. Credit and grade are not given until completion of HON 496. Also listed as departmental credit in all departments offering honors concentrations. Graded ABCDE/Y
  
  • HON 496 - Honors Thesis II (Senior Honors Project)


    HON 155  or HON 355 ; at least sophomore standing. (4)

    Independent study course designed for the completion of the Senior Honors Project (Honors Thesis). Also listed as departmental credit in all departments offering honors concentrations. Graded ABCDE/Y
  
  • HON 498 - Senior Honors Seminar


    Prior or concurrent election of HON 496 . (3) CAP

    Seminar for students completing the departmental honors concentration program. Topics derived from each student’s specialized work discussed from an interdisciplinary perspective. Departmental credit in all departments offering an honors concentration. Graded ABCN
  
  • IDS 301 - Introduction to Lifelong Learning in a Rapidly Changing World


    Admission to the Professional Development Pathway. (3)

    Conceptual and practical foundations for the integration of learning experiences across courses. Emphasis on development of integrative approaches and methodologies in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, with a focus on data and technological literacy. Students begin a portfolio of reflective learning which they augment in subsequent courses and certificate programs, culminating in an integrated learning project in the IDS 497 capstone. Graded ABCDE
  
  • IDS 497 - Lifelong Learning Capstone


    Senior status in the BIS Lifelong Learning Pathway. (3) CAP

    Capstone in which students reflect on the learning experiences of their university careers and complete the ePortfolio.  Emphasis on the production of competent written work, the application of knowledge to complex issues, critical thinking, and facility with research methodologies. Graded ABCDE
  
  • IDS 498 - Interdisciplinary Studies Thesis I


    Approval of course of study by CAS Curriculum Committee for Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies; consent of instructor. (3)

    Independent study course designed for the preliminary work on the thesis/final project for the Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies, to be completed in IDS 499. Graded ABCDE/Y
  
  • IDS 499 - Interdisciplinary Studies Thesis II


    IDS 498 ; approval of course of study by CAS Curriculum Committee for Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies; consent of instructor. (3) CAP

    Independent study course designed for the completion of the thesis/final project for Bachelor of the Interdisciplinary Studies. Graded ABCDE
  
  • IES 100 - Learning Sciences & Engagement


    (3)

    Exploration of learning and learners through a variety of theoretical lenses. Examination of various facets of learning and teaching as they apply to engagement, motivation, diversity and human development, with special attention to learning and development in school settings.  Graded ABCDE
  
  • IES 201 - Child and Adolescent Development


    (3) S

    Overview of development from before birth through adolescence, including physical growth patterns and theories of social, emotional, cognitive and language development. Particular focus on implications of developmental theories and developmentally appropriate practices for human service professionals and educators working with children aged birth through 24 years. Graded ABCDE
  
  • IES 202 - Social Foundations of Education


    (3)

    Examination of contemporary and historical social issues in education and the role of teachers and learners in society.  Consideration of societal factors that influence and are influenced by the education system, including local control of schools, culture and race, housing, law, and community organizations. Graded ABCDE
  
  • IES 210 - Scars Not Scabs: Trauma-Informed Practices


    (3)

    Introduction to trauma-informed practices and the exploration of multidisciplinary frameworks from a social work perspective, with focus understanding trauma and its impact on the individual, family and community. Developmental stages of students in birth through 12th grade settings; foundational overview of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and its personal and social impacts; how trauma brings scabs and best practices allow for scars to form.  Graded ABCDE
  
  • IES 220 - Play, Creative Thinking and Integration


    (3)

    Exploration of the relationship between play, learning, and development in the lives of learners. Connections between play and developmental theory; integration of play as an approach to learning experiences.  Graded ABCDE
  
  • IES 300 - Classroom Organization: Creating Learning Environments and Facilitating Relationships


    Enrollment in an initial teacher education program (3)

    Exploration of skills, methods and strategies needed to create safe, supportive learning communities, based on principles of behavior, learning and developmental science, and with emphasis on prevention of and responses to behaviors related to social-emotional and behavioral competencies.  Students learn to design and implement classroom structures to support academic engagement and learning for success within and beyond the classroom, pre-K through grade 12. Graded ABCDE
  
  • IES 335 - Families, Communities and Partners


    Enrollment in an initial teacher preparation program. (3)

    An ecological perspective toward understanding structural and cultural diversity within families. Exploration of the child in the family and community; how the notion of “place” intersects with individuals, families and the larger community; the impact “place” has on teaching and learning via field-based experience. Strategies to effectively communicate and collaborate with families in their children’s education; current legislation and issues affecting families and children; overview of resources available in the community. Includes 25 hours of fieldwork outside scheduled class time.  Graded ABCDE
  
  • IES 350 - Assessment in Education


    Enrollment in an initial teacher preparation program. (3)

    Exploration of principles and purposes of assessment in educational settings. Techniques and strategies of ongoing instructional assessment; how to use information gained to deepen knowledge of learners and guide instructional planning. Particular focus on assessment issues specific to development, formative assessment, and the use of assessment to support curriculum standards with learners from birth to grade 12.  Graded ABCDE
  
  • IES 361 - Learning Sciences & Engagement Field Experience


    Enrollment in an initial teacher preparation program. (3)

    Understanding learning as a complex process involving the learner’s brain, emotions, body, personal history and environment, students implement and practice intentional planning of activities for K-12 learners that are motivating and engaging, provide opportunities for deep learning, and nurture learners’ curiosity and creative thinking. Students use multiple types of assessment as tools of planning, evaluation of students, and reflection on practice.  Approximately 8 hours per week field placement, 1-hour weekly seminar. A minimum of 96 hours in the field is required. Graded ABCDE
 

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