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Multiple Course Revisions

 

Rev: 07/2004

 
University of Minnesota, Morris

 

Multiple Course Revisions

 

 

 

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This form is for presenting changes to Curriculum Committee; the information will still need to be entered in ECAS.

Sending this form to Curriculum Committee for Approval means Department and Discipline approval has been received.

 

Date:                September 20, 2004

Discipline:       History

Curriculum Committee Approval Date: 10/7/04

 

 

Course Revision #1

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Hist 1501s f. Introduction to Asian Civilization East Asian History:  China, Japan, and Korea before 1650. (IP; 4 cr)

History of major civilizations of Asia to the present.  Examination of the social, political, economic, technological and cultural changes in East Asia before 1650.  Possible sub-themes include the rise of

the Confucian world order, the spread of Buddhism, and East Asian interactions with the outside world.  Changing perceptions of gender will also be discussed.

 

Rationale (see instructions):

Change course title and description to reflect new faculty member.  Change semester offered. 

 

Course Revision #2

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Hist 2001. Introduction to the Historian's Craft. (Hist; 4 cr; recommended for students new to the history major or seriously considering the history major; offered when feasible)

A brief introduction to the historian's craft using readings and analysis of outstanding examples of that craft.

 

Rationale (see instructions):

Inactivate course.  Instructor redirection of effort.  Hist 3009 covers some of the same topics.

 

Course Revision #3

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Hist 3000. Variable Topics in History. (Hist; 4 cr; repeatable when topic changes; offered when feasible)

Study of a historical topic that transcends the traditional chronological or geographical categories. Possible topics include the history of historical writing, science, and Christianity.

 

Courses numbered 300x to 301x consider topics that transcend traditional chronological categories.

 

Rationale (see instructions):

            Convert Variable Topics umbrella to a “course cluster heading.”

 

 

 

 

Course Revision #4

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Hist 3001f. Variable Topics in History:  Families Through the Prism of Memory, Genealogy, and History. (Hist; 4 cr) Historical and genealogical approach to the study of family.

 

Rationale (see instructions):

Convert this Variable Topics course to a regular/stand alone course, deleting the VT portion of the title. 

 

Course Revision #5

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            Hist 3002f. Variable Topics in History:  Military Strategy. (Hist; 4 cr; offered when feasible)   

 

Rationale (see instructions):

Inactivate course.  No faculty currently on staff to teach this course. 

 

Course Revision #6

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Hist 3003s. Variable Topics in History:  World War I. (Hist; 4 cr; offered when feasible)

Historical examination of World War I.

 

Rationale (see instructions):

Add course description, previous VT topics course did not list description in Catalog.

Remove the semester offered.  Convert this Variable Topics course to a regular/stand alone course, deleting the VT portion of the title. 

 

Course Revision #7

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Hist 3004f. Variable Topics in History:  Africa to 1700. (Hist; 4 cr; offered when feasible)

History of Africa to 1700.

 

Rationale (see instructions):

Add course description to Catalog,  previous VT topics did not list description in Catalog.

Remove semester offered.  Add offered when feasible.  Convert this Variable Topics course to a regular/stand alone course, deleting the VT portion of the title. 

 

Course Revision #8

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Hist 3005s. Variable Topics in History:  Africa Since 1700. (Hist; 4 cr; offered when feasible)

History of Africa since 1700.

 

Rationale (see instructions):

Add course description to Catalog, previous VT topics did not list description in Catalog.

 Remove semester offered. Add offered when feasible.  Convert this Variable Topics course to a regular/stand alone course, deleting the VT portion of the title. 

 

Course Revision #9

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HIST 3006. Variable Topics in History: Nomads and World History (Hist; 4 cr)
Tracing the rise of Eurasian and African nomadic peoples, their role in the trade and cross-cultural exchange of the ancient, classical, and medieval worlds, and their relative decline with the rise of early modern empires. Exploring the emergence of .new nomads. in the Americas and contemporary relationships between nomadic peoples and modern state societies.

 

Rationale (see instructions):

Inactivate course.  Faculty member has left UMM. 

 

Course Revision #10

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HIST 3007. Variable Topics in History: The Invention of the University in Medieval Europe (Hist; 4 cr; offered when feasible)
An examination of the university. Who studied and taught at these various institutions and why? What was studied and why? How were these studies sponsored and organized and what purpose(s) did they serve? To what extent do modern universities derive from these medieval institutions?

 

Rationale (see instructions):

Add offered when feasible.  Under VT, no indication of when the course would be offered was listed in the Catalog.  Convert this Variable Topics course to a regular/stand alone course, deleting the VT portion of the title. 

 

Course Revision #11

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HIST 3008. Variable Topics in History: Islamic Thought and Culture, 500-1000 CE (Hist; 4 cr; offered when feasible)
Examines the many cultural achievements of early Islam, including contributions to astronomy, mathematics, and philosophy; a massive translation movement to preserve Greek texts; and the extension of broad political and intellectual liberties to people of various religious faiths. Special attention paid to Muslim-controlled Spain, which became a medieval cultural center, drawing Christian scholars from throughout Europe.

 

Rationale (see instructions):

Add offered when feasible.  Under VT, no indication of when the course would be offered was listed in the Catalog.  Convert this Variable Topics course to a regular/stand alone course, deleting the VT portion of the title. 

 

Course Revision #12

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HIST 3009s. Variable Topics in History: Microhistory (Hist;4 cr; not offered 2007-08)
An in depth historical examination of one or more locales and their relationship to broader introduction to historical works published since 1970 that involve the micrscopic examination of individuals, local groups, small communities, or social cultural practices and allow the historian to uncover and explain broader historical phenomena.

 

Rationale (see instructions):

Add semester and specific year not offered.  Under VT, no indication of when the course would be offered was listed in the Catalog.  Change course description to better reflect course content.  Convert this Variable Topics course to a regular/stand alone course, deleting the VT portion of the title. 

 

Course Revision #13

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Hist 3031. Cross-Cultural Contacts in the Medieval World. (IP; 4 cr; offered when feasible)

Examination of the economic, cultural, religious, and political contacts between Europe, Asia, and Africa in the period 1000-1500.

 

Rationale (see instructions):

            Inactivate course.  Faculty member who taught this course left UMM.

 

Course Revision #14

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HIST 3032. Gender, Family, and Sexuality in Medieval Europe (HDiv; 4 cr)
Examination of the ways that people in medieval Europe understood and experienced gender, family life, and sexuality. Attention to both theories and practices.

 

Rationale (see instructions):

            Inactivate course.  Faculty member has left UMM.

 

Course Revision #15

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HIST 3041. Indigenous Peoples in World History, 1500 to Present (IP;4 cr)
Examination of the political history of indigenous peoples of the Americas, Asia, Africa, and Oceania from the age of European expansion to the present. Focus on contemporary efforts to assert a distinct political status for indigenous peoples within modern states and recent efforts to win international recognition.

 

Rationale (see instructions):

Inactivate course.  Faculty member has left UMM.

 

Course Revision #16

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Hist 3100. Variable Topics in European History I. (Hist; 4 cr; repeatable when topic changes)

Political, social, intellectual, religious, and/or economic history of Europe from approximately 500-1750. Possible topics include the early Middle ages, the later Middle Ages, and early modern Europe.

 

Courses numbered 310x to 311x consider topics in the political, social,

intellectual, religious and/or economic history of Europe before 1750.

 

Rationale (see instructions):

            Convert Variable Topics umbrella to a “course cluster heading.”

 

Course Revision #17

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Hist 3101.  Variable Topics in European History I:  Renaissance & Reformation (Hist; 4 cr; offered when feasible)

 

Rationale (see instructions):

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Course Revision #18

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Hist 3102. Variable Topics in European History I:   Early Modern Europe to 1750. (Hist; 4 cr; offered when feasible)

Survey of historical developments in Europe from about 1350 to 1750.

 

Rationale (see instructions):

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Course Revision #19

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HIST 3103. Variable Topics in European History I: Medieval Europe (Hist, 4 cr; offered when feasible)

Survey of historical developments in Europe from about 500 to 1500.

 

Rationale (see instructions):

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Course Revision #20

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HIST 3104. Variable Topics in European History I: Literature and Culture in York 700-1500

Travel to York, England, to study the literature and history of the city from Anglo-Saxon times to the end of the Middle Ages. Focus on the role that York played as the second city of medieval England, emphasizing the diverse culture influences on the city. Day trips to historically significant sites in the vicinity of York.

 

Rationale (see instructions):

Inactivate course, as faculty member has left UMM. 

 

Course Revision #21

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Hist 3105f.  Variable Topics in European History I:  Early Medieval Europe. (Hist; 4 cr; offered when feasible)
Survey of historical developments in Europe between 500 and 1100.

 

Rationale (see instructions):

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Course Revision #22

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Hist 3106s.  Variable Topics in European History I:  Late Medieval Europe. (Hist; 4 cr; offered when feasible)
Survey of historical developments in Europe between 1100 and 1500.

 

Rationale (see instructions):

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Course Revision #23

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Hist 3150f. Variable Topics in European History II. (Hist; 4 cr; repeatable when topic changes)

Political, social, intellectual, or economic history of Europe from 1750 to the present. Possible topics include the fascist era, development of nationalism, World War I, World War II, and the era of the French Revolution and Napoleon.

 

 Courses numbered 315x to 316x consider topics in the political, social,

intellectual, religious and/or economic history of Europe since 1750.

 

Rationale (see instructions):

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Course Revision #24

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Hist 3151f. Variable Topics in European History II: Modern Europe. (Hist; 4 cr; offered when feasible)

History of modern Europe. emphasizing political, economic, social and intellectual developments since 1789.

 

Rationale (see instructions):

Add offered when feasible.  Under VT, no indication of when the course would be offered was listed in the Catalog.  Delete semester offered.  Additional course description provided to clarify course content. Convert this Variable Topics course to a regular/stand alone course, deleting the VT portion of the title. 

 

Course Revision #25

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Hist 3152. Variable Topics in European History II:  Modern Middle East from Imperialism to Independence, 1876-1948. (Hist; 4 cr; offered when feasible)

History of the modern Middle East with emphasis on the region's cultures and relations with the West.

 

Rationale (see instructions):

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Course Revision #26

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Hist 3153. Variable Topics in European History II:  The Balkans, Balkanization, and Modernity, 1789-1989. (Hist; 4 cr; offered when feasible)
Study of the complex identity of the Balkans from the period of the Enlightenment to the post-communist years.

 

Rationale (see instructions):

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Course Revision #27

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HIST 3154.  Variable Topics in Eurpoean History II: The Scientific Revolution (Hist; 4 cr; offered when feasible)
Course readings focus upon several questions: Is there a basis for the common belief that religion and science share a mutual antagonism? How did new knowledge about the physical world differ from received traditions and why was this important? Was there a built-in sexism in the new science as suggested by Bacon's prose?

 

Rationale (see instructions):

Add offered when feasible.  Under VT, no indication of when the course would be offered was listed in the Catalog.  Convert this Variable Topics course to a regular/stand alone course, removing the  Variable Topics portion of the title. 

 

 

 

 

 

Course Revision #28

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HIST 3155.  Variable Topics in European History II: Science, Technology, and Warfare in the 20th Century (Hist; 4 cr; offered when feasible)
From WWI through the Persian Gulf War, technology and warfare have grown in sophistication.Examination of how warfare benefits from technology and how technology sometimes benefits from warfare. Special attention to Nazi science and technology.

 

Rationale (see instructions):

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Course Revision #29

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HIST 3156. Variable Topics in European History II: Modern German Intellectual History (Hist; 4 cr; offered when feasible)
Examination of German intellectual history from 19th and 20th century philosophical, literary, and scientific sources. Reading of translated excerpts from Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, Kafka, Rosa Luxemburg, Clara Zetkin, Einstein, Neils Bohr, and others. Consideration of Nazi propaganda and the use of science and pseudoscience by the Third Reich.

 

Rationale (see instructions):

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Course Revision #30

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HIST 3157. Variable Topics in European History II: Modern Russian Intellectual History (Hist; 4 cr; offered when feasible)
Examination of Russian intellectual history from19th and 20th century philosophical, literary, and scientific sources. Reading of translated excerpts from Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Pushkin, Pavlov, Anna Akhmatova, Alexander Solzhenitsyn, and others.

 

Rationale (see instructions):

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Course Revision #31

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HIST 3158. Variable Topics in European History II:  Women in Science, 1650-1950 (Hist; 4 cr; offered when feasible)
Examines the roles women have played in the formation of modern science. Analysis of Francis Bacon(c 1625) and his allegedly sexist language. Differences between the Royal Society of London and the French Academy of Sciences, regarding women. Consideration of a range of medical devices.including the stethoscope.designed specifically to treat women. Analysis of contributions to physics made by Marie Curie, Lise Meitner, and others to the early twentieth-century.s revolution in physics.

 

 

 

Rationale (see instructions):

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Course Revision #32

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Hist 3200. Variable Topics in European National History. (Hist; 4 cr; repeatable when topic changes)

Political, social, intellectual, or economic history of selected European nations. Possible topics include medieval England, the Crusades, modern Britain, modern France, imperial Russia, and Soviet Russia.

 

Courses numbered 320x to 321x consider topics in the political, social,

intellectual, religious and/or economic history of selected European nations.

 

Rationale (see instructions):

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Course Revision #33

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Hist 3202f. Variable Topics in European National History: Russian Revolution. (Hist; 4 cr; offered when feasible)

History of the Russian Revolution.:  Origins, the March and October Revolutions, the Civil War, and beginnings of Communist rule.

 

Rationale (see instructions):

Add offered when feasible.  Under VT, no indication of when the course would be offered was listed in the Catalog.   Remove semester offered.  Additional course description provided to clarify course content.  Convert this Variable Topics course to a regular/stand alone course, deleting the VT portion of the title. 

 

Course Revision #34

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Hist 3204. Variable Topics in European National History:  Nazi Germany. (Hist; 4 cr; offered when feasible)

History of Nazi Germany:  Social and political origins, Nazi rule in the 1930s, the "final solution," World War II, and Germany's attempt to assess this era in its history.

 

Rationale (see instructions):

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Course Revision #35

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Hist 3205. Variable Topics in European National History:   19th-Century Russian Society. (Hist; 4 cr; offered when feasible)

Social history of 19th-century Russia.

 

Rationale (see instructions):

            Inactivate course.  Faculty member has left UMM. 

 

 

 

Course Revision #36

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Hist 3206f. Variable Topics in European National History:   Knights/Peasants/Bandits in Medieval England, 1066-1485. (Hist; 4 cr; not offered 2003-04)
A practical guide on how to survive the Middle Ages. Focusing on social history, it explores the way that ordinary and some not-so-ordinary people coped with the major historical events that occurred in England from the Norman Conquest to the rise of the Tudor dynasty. Study of the impact of the Norman Conquest on the Anglo-Saxon population, the hardships and opportunities faced by serfs and free peasants, the rewards and responsibilities of being a member of the nobility, and the growth of towns and emergence of a "middle class."

 

Rationale (see instructions):

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Course Revision #37

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Hist 3207s. Variable Topics in European National History:   The Crusades. (Hist; 4 cr; not offered 2004-05 offered when feasible)
The European crusades from 1000-1500, with emphasis on diverse responses particularly, by both Muslims and Christians.

 

Rationale (see instructions):

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Course Revision #38

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HIST 3208. Variable Topics in European National History:   Modern Britain (HIST; 4 cr; offered when feasible)
Examination of British history from the late 18th century until the conclusion of World War I. Primary focus on the effects of the industrial revolution on society. Particular emphasis on how these changes affected the working classes, including their growing ability to participate in the political process.

 

Rationale (see instructions):

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Course Revision #39

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Hist 3300. Variable Topics in Colonial and U.S. History Before 1860. (See specific topics for general ed categories; 4 cr; repeatable when topic changes)

Possible topics include societies of colonial America, the creation of the American Republic, race and culture in early America, and slavery.

 

Courses numbered 330x to 331x consider topics in the political, social,

intellectual, religious, and/or economic history  of North America or the

United States before 1865.

 

Rationale (see instructions):

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Course Revision #40

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Hist 3301f. Variable Topics in Colonial and U.S. History Before 1860.   Red, White, and Black: Race and Culture in Early America. (HDiv; 4 cr; not offered 2004-05 2006-07)

History of race in early America.  The course explores the coming together of three groups of peoples - Africans, American Indians and Europeans - and the roles which they played in the emergence of the “first new nation.” 

 

Rationale (see instructions):

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Hist 3302. Variable Topics in Colonial and U.S. History Before 1860.  African American History to 1865. (HDiv; 4 cr; offered when feasible)
The African-American experience in historical perspective: African origins; slavery, struggles for freedom and equality; cultural, economic, political, and social development in a slave society.

 

Rationale (see instructions):

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Hist 3350. Variable Topics in U.S. History Since 1860. (See specific topics for general ed categories; 4 cr; repeatable when topic changes)

Possible topics include the Civil War era, America industrialization, World War II, the American presidency in the 20th-century, and the 1960s.

 

Courses numbered 335x to 336x consider topics in the political, social,

intellectual, religious, and or economic history of the United States

since 1865.

 

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Hist 3351f s. Variable Topics in U.S. History Since 1860. The U.S. Presidency Since 1900. (SS; 4 cr; not offered 2003-04 2005-06)

History of the 20th century U.S. presidency.  Brief consideration of the Presidency before 1900, analysis of performance of presidents since 1900 in roles of chief executive, commander-in-chief, chief diplomat, and chief of state during an era of elarged governmental functions at home and world power abroad.

 

Rationale (see instructionns):

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Hist 3352s. Variable Topics in U.S. History Since 1860. The U.S. 1960s. (Hist; 4 cr; offered when feasible)

History of the United States in the 1960's.  Backgrounds to the 1960s; political and cultural issues of the decade; the Kennedy promise, civil rights and other movements, Vietnam war, counterculture, conservative backlash, and legacy.

 

Rationale (see instructions):

Additional course description provided to clarify course content. Delete semester offered and  add offered when feasible.  Under VT, no indication of when the course would be offered was listed in the Catalog.  Convert this Variable Topics course to a regular/stand alone course, deleting the VT portion of the title. 

 

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Hist 3353s. Variable Topics in U.S. History Since 1860. World War II. (Hist; 4 cr; offered when feasible)  

Origins, political and military aspects of the war in Europe and Asia, domestic mobilization, the Holocaust and Atomic Bomb, aftermath.

 

Rationale (see instructions):

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Course Revision #46

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Hist 3354. Variable Topics in U.S. History Since 1860.  U.S. Wars Since World War II. (Hist; 4 cr; offered when feasible)

 

Rationale (see instructions):

            Inactivate course.  Faculty member has left UMM.  Delete VT portion of title. 

 

Course Revision #47

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Hist 3355s. Variable Topics in U.S. History Since 1860. U.S. in Transition, 1877-1920. (Hist; 4 cr; offered when feasible not offered 2006-07)
Topics, themes, and problems in U.S. history, 1877 to 1920.

 

Rationale (see instructions):

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Hist 3356s. Variable Topics in U.S. History Since 1860.  Civil Rights Movement, 1954-1974. (Hist; 4 cr; offered when feasible not offered 2005-06)

Background of the Civil Rights movement, emergence of the theory and practice of nonviolence, various Civil Rights groups,  role of women, legislative and other accomplishments of the movement,  its aftermath and influence.

 

Rationale (see instructions):

Additional course description provided to clarify course content. Add semester offered.  Change offered when feasible to specific year not offered.  Convert this Variable Topics course to a regular/stand alone course, deleting the VT portion of the title.

 

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Hist 3357. Variable Topics in U.S. History Since 1860. African American History Since 1865. (HDiv; 4 cr; offered when feasible)
The African-American experience in historical perspective: the emancipation era; struggles for freedom and equality after slavery; cultural, economic, political and social development in an industrial and post-industrial society.

 

Rationale (see instructions):

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Course Revision #50

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Hist 3358s. Variable Topics in U.S. History Since 1860. Civil War and Reconstruction. (Hist; 4 cr; offered when feasible not offered 2005-06)
Origin, context, and significance of the Civil War and Reconstruction.

 

Rationale (see instructions):

Change offered when feasible to specific year not offered.  Add semester offered.  Convert this Variable Topics course to a regular/stand alone course, deleting the VT portion of the title. 

 

Course Revision #51

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HIST 3359f.  Variable Topics in U.S. History Since 1860. Native Strategies for Survival, 1880-1920 (HDiv;4 cr; not offered 2005-06)
This seminar explores the events and policies that sought to eliminate American Indian communities and cultures and the strategies that American Indians developed to survive. Students gain insight into a pivotal time for the "incorporation" of the U.S. and ongoing tensions between unity and diversity that characterize the nation's political economy and social structure. Paradoxes under scrutiny include the degree to which policies claiming to emancipate actually imprisoned and prisons became homelands.

 

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Hist 3450s. Variable Topics in U.S. History. (See specific topics for general ed categories; 4 cr; repeatable when topic changes)

Possible topics include the history of American immigration, education, race relations in the United States, and studies in American biography.

 

Courses numbered 345x to 346x consider topics and themes in U. S. history that

transcend traditional chronological categories.

 

Rationale (see instructions):

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HIST 3451f. Variable Topics in U.S. History: Facing West (HDiv; 4 cr; offered when feasible not offered 2005-06 ) 
History of the American West.  What is the West to the U.S.? This course examines the meaning of the West as both place and process for U.S. history; exploring the distinctive role that the West has played in the development of the U.S. from 1790 to the 21st  century. The course places special emphasis on the interplay between different peoples in the vast and varied region.

 

Rationale (see instructions):

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HIST 3452. Variable Topics in U.S. History: Minnesota History (Hist; 4 cr; offered when feasible)
Examination of the social, cultural, and political history of Minnesota; emphasis on ethnicity, political radicalism, and rural life.  with emphases on Native- and European-American conflict, immigration and

ethnicity, the development of political culture and the changing nature of regional identity.

 

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Hist 3453s. Variable Topics in U.S. History: The American Presidency, 1789-1900. (Hist; 4 cr; not offered 2006-07)

Growth and development of the U. S. presidency during its first century.  Emphasis on selected presidencies such as those of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, James K. Polk, Abraham Lincoln, and William McKinley.

 

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Hist 3455f. Variable Topics in U.S. History:  American Immigration. (Hist; 4 cr)
American immigration history from the colonial period to the present.  The role of voluntary migration in U. S. history from the late-eighteenth century to the present.  Emphases on settlement, ethnicity, nativism, transnational issues, and immigration law.  Possible topics may include European immigrants and "whiteness," restriction of immigration from Asia, ethnicity and U. S. foreign and military policy, and the varieties of immigration, legal and undocumented, since 1965.

 

 

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Hist 3456. Variable Topics in U.S. History:  History of Religion in America. (Hist; 4 cr; offered when feasible)
The history of religion in American life. Emphasis on the experience from the perspective of ordinary Americans as they used religion in response to dramatic social, cultural, and political change. Religious diversity receives special emphasis.  and the extent to which the American political and cultural environment has alternately encouraged and frustrated specific sorts of religious expression. Topics may include New England witchcraft, the First and Second Great Awakenings, Native American belief systems, nativism and Anti-Catholicism, religion and politics, immigrant religion and new fundamentalist movements.

 

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Hist 3457. Variable Topics in U.S. History:  American Biography and Autobiography. (Hist; 4 cr; offered when feasible not offered 2005-06)
Seminar and readings in biography and autobiography; a long paper on an aspect of the biography of an American of the student's choice.

 

Rationale (see instructions):

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Hist 3458. Variable Topics in U.S. History:  Public History. (Hist; 4 cr; offered when feasible)
Introduction to methods and approaches to public history, drawing from the West Central Historical Research Center and UMM archives.

Rationale (see instructions):

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Hist 3459 .CE: Variable Topics in U.S. History: Lewis and Clark: An American Odyssey (Hist; 4 cr)
The journey of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark and the men under their command has long been considered the quintessential American adventure and an audacious exercise in individual courage. What was the object of the Corps of Discovery.s journey? Why does this journey remain such a compelling story almost two centuries after it concluded?

 

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Hist 3461. Variable Topics in U.S. History: Lewis and Clark: Journey to Another America (Hist;
4 cr)
The journey of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark and those under their command has long been considered the quintessential American adventure and an audacious exercise in individual courage. What was the object of the Corps of Discovery.s journey? Why does this journey remain such a compelling story almost two centuries after it concluded?

 

Rationale (see instructions):

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HIST 3462. Strange Harvest: A History of Rural America (Hist; 4 cr; offered when feasible)
The United States was born rural and this central reality, despite urban growth and industrialization, has continued to inform American society and culture. This course, through both primary and secondary sources, traces the history of the rural United States from the beginning of European settlement to the present. Primary focus is on the people themselves--farmers and townsfolk--and the impact of economic change on social and political life. Special attention is paid to the varied and complex response of different groups of rural Americans, e.g., immigrants, women, African Americans, to changes within American agriculture. Close attention to how themes involving agriculture and rural life have played out in American culture. Includes a research component.

 

The history of the rural United States from the beginning of European settlement to the present.  Primary focus is on average people—farmers and townsfolk--and the impact of economic change on social and political life.  Special attention is paid to the varied response of different groups of rural Americans, e. g., immigrants, women, African Americans, to changes within American agriculture.  Includes a research component.

 

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Hist 3501. Variable Topics in Modern Asian History: Vietnam. (IP; 4 cr; not offered 2003-04, 2004-05)
Focus on the history and culture of Vietnam and on the American war in Vietnam.

 

Rationale (see instructions):

            Inactivate course.  Faculty member has left UMM.

 

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Hist 3550f. Variable Topics in Asian National History. (IP; 4 cr; repeatable when topic changes)

Topics in the history of selected Asian nations.

 

Courses numbered 355x to 356x consider topics in the political, social, intellectual, religious and/or economic history of selected Asian nations.

 

 

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Hist 3551f. Variable Topics in Asian National History. Modern Japan. (IP; 4 cr; offered when feasible not offered 2006-07)
Possible topics include modern Japan's place in world economics and World War II.

 

The history of Japan from the foundation of the Tokugawa Shogunate until

the present.  The course will pay special attention to issues of gender,

nationalism and modernity.

 

Rationale (see instructions):

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Course Revision #66

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Hist 3552s. Variable Topics in Asian National History. History of China. (IP; 4 cr; offered when feasible)

Focus on China's history, 1840 to present.

 

A study of the history of China from the foundation of the Qing dynasty in

the 1600s until the present.  The course will pay speical attention to

issues of gender, nationalism and modernity.

 

Rationale (see instructions):

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HIST 3553. Variable Topics in Asian National History: Asian Thought (IP; 4 cr)
By examining religions, philosophies, and literatures, this course explores the development of Asian thought beginning in India and then focusing on East Asia. The course ends with an examination of the impact of Western thought of Asia and Asian thought of the West.

 

Rationale (see instructions):

            Inactivate course.  Faculty member has left UMM.

 

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Hist 3600f. Variable Topics in Latin American History. (IP; 4 cr; repeatable when topic changes)

Political, economic, social, cultural, and national history of Latin America. Possible topics include Cuban or Mexican revolutions, dependence and underdevelopment, great books on Latin America, and Brazil.

 

Courses numbered 360x consider topics in the political, economic, social,

intellectual, religious and/or economic history of Latin America.

 

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Course Revision #69

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HIST 3601f. Variable Topics in Latin American History: Great Books in Latin American History. (IP; 4 cr.)
A look at Latin American history through great books.

 

Courses numbered 360x to 361x consider topics in the political, economic, social,

intellectual, religious and/or economic history of Latin America.

 

Rationale (see instructions):

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Hist 3700. Variable Topics in the History of Women. (See specific topics for general ed categories; 4 cr; repeatable when topic changes; prereq 1101 or 1102 or 1301, WoSt 1101)

Possible topics include a historical study of women and religion, a historical study of thought about American women, a cross-cultural study of the history of women.

 

Courses numbered 370x to 371x consider topics in the political, economic, social,

intellectual, religious and/or economic history of women.

 

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Hist 3701s. Variable Topics in the History of Women. Women and Religion: A History. (SS; 4 cr; prereq 1101 or 1102 or 1301, WoSt 1101; offered when feasible)
A historical discussion of women in non-Western and Western religions.

 

Rationale (see instructions):

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Hist 3702f. Variable Topics in the History of Women. The History of Women in the West. (HDiv; 4 cr; prereq 1101 or 1102 or 1301, WoSt 1101; offered when feasible)
Focuses on the intellectual as well as political, social, and economic history of pre-European, western European, and American women.

 

Rationale (see instructions):

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Hist 3703s. Variable Topics in the History of Women. 20th-Century European Women. (Hist; 4 cr; prereq 1101 or 1102 or 1301, WoSt 1101; offered when feasible)
Social history of 20th-century European women.

 

Rationale (see instructions):

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Hist 3704. Variable Topics in the History of Women. Women in the Middle Ages. (SS; 4 cr; prereq 1101 or 1102 or 1301, WoSt 1101; not offered 2004-05 offered when feasible)
Examination of lives of women in Europe from about 500 to 1500.

 

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Hist 3705s. Variable Topics in the History of Women. History of Ideas About Women. (E/CR; 4 cr; prereq 1101 or 1102 or 1301, WoSt 1101)
Changing ideas about the ethical treatment of women and women's civic responsibilities. Includes classical ideas to modern.

 

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Hist 3706. Variable Topics in the History of Women. Women in Early Modern Europe. (SS; 4 cr; prereq 1101 or 1102 or 1301, WoSt 1101; not offered 2004-05 offered when feasible)
Examination of lives of women in Europe from about 1350 to 1750.

 

Rationale (see instructions):

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