Course Descriptions: hist

Hist204 African-American History 3 hours

Traces the historical, cultural, political and economic forces that have shaped the African-American experience in the Americas, with special focus on the United States. A Responsibility Source Course.

Hist213 Anabaptist History and Thought 3 hours

Explores the Radical Reformation of the sixteenth century that produced Anabaptists and, eventually, Mennonites, Amish and Hutterites. Studies distinctive Anabaptist-Mennonite theology and practice in the context of the story. Theological themes include hermeneutics, nature of the church, discipleship, church and state, war, peacemaking and nonviolence. These themes will be compared with Roman Catholic, Lutheran and Swiss Reformed thought, as well as with current Mennonite practice. Prerequisite: Relg 100 and sophomore standing or instructor permission. A Responsibility Source Course.

Hist221 U.S. History I 3 hours

Builds a frame of reference for understanding the United States in its North American context, from the pre-Columbian era to Reconstruction. Regular readings, written reflections, films, class discussions and weekly discussion group interaction help students develop the skills of a competent historian and a balanced worldview that characterizes productive citizens of the global community. A Knowledge Source Course.

Hist222 U.S. History II 3 hours

Builds a frame of reference for understanding the United States in its North American context, from 1865 to the present. Regular readings, written reflections, films, class discussions and weekly discussion group interaction help students develop the skills of a competent historian and a balanced worldview that characterizes productive citizens of the global community. A Knowledge Source Course.

Hist251 History of World Civilization I 3 hours

Builds an understanding of global history from prehistory to the 1500s. Students will learn about the politics, ideas, values and beliefs of various societies in this period of world history. Students will focus on comparison of different societies, cross-cultural interactions and encounters and concepts for the study of world history applicable to many different eras and societies. Students consider how views of history can be used to explain, challenge or account for present cultural standards, power disparities and political and economic systems. A Knowledge Source Course.

Hist252 History of World Civilization II 3 hours

Builds an understanding of global history from the 1500s to the present. Students will learn about the politics, ideas, values and beliefs of various societies in this period of world history. Students will focus on comparison of different societies, cross-cultural interactions and encounters and concepts for the study of world history applicable to many different eras and societies. Students consider how views of history can be used to explain, challenge or account for present cultural standards, power disparities and political and economic systems. A Knowledge Source Course.