10 courses:
  • HI-101

    Western Civilization I

    Through a study of the history of Western culture, society and politics from ancient Greece to the Reformation, the student will examine a series of topics including classical culture and the rise of Christianity, feudalism, the medieval Church, the de- velopment of towns and commerce, the contributions of Renaissance artists and philosophers, and the teachings of religious leaders of the Reformation.
  • HI-102

    Western Civilization II

    A history of Western culture, society and politics from the sixteenth century to the twentieth. Topics will include the rise of nation states, the French Revolution, the Industrial Revolu- tion, the flourishing of the liberal state, and the rise of totalitarian states.
  • HI-103

    US History through Civil War

    The first half of the survey is an overview of the development and maturation of an Anglo-American society in the new world as well as an introduction to historical thinking and writing. The course will stress the interconnectedness of social, economic, and political history and the diversity of the American experience in the colonies and in the early republic by region, class, race, and gender.
  • HI-104

    US History:1865-Present

    The second half of the survey describes the evolution of modern America, a nation shaped by prosperity and depression, by wars abroad, and by movements for equality at home. The course will probe changing relationships between business, the federal government, local communities, and the family and the rise of the United States as a world power. Students will gain skills in the analysis and the practice of historical interpretation.
  • HI-106

    Socrates to Watergate

    Through a study of original materials the seminar will explore methods of applying theories of justice (Aristotle. Hobbes, Rosseau, Rawls) to actual trials such as those of Socrates, Galileo, Scopes, Dreyfus and the Rosenbergs. Students may work in groups or alone on either single trials or comparison of trials. Emphasis will be placed on student participation and discussion. Oral student reports, play acting of trials, a term paper.
  • HI-107

    Ancient World:Birth-Rebirth

    This course provides an introduction to the history and culture of ancient civilizations, with special emphasis on the Middle East, Greece, and Rome. The origins, development, and achievements of each will be studied, as well as the interrelationships and the interdependencies among these and other ancient societies and cultures. The course will conclude with an introduction to the Medieval Period as a bridge between the ancient civilizations and the Renaissance.
  • HI-108

    Europe & World after 1500

    This course provides a survey of world history from 1500 to the present, focusing on the interaction between European and non-European societies. Topics discussed include the socio-political, religious, and economic transformation of Europe, the impact of the industrial revolution, the Chinese and Islamic empires, colonialism and its impact on Asia and Africa, nationalism, revolution, war, and globalism.
  • HI-111


    The first part of this interdisciplinary survey analyzes major civilizations in the Americas prior to, at the point of, and after European contact. It traces the general history of these groups and the impact of the transatlantic slave trade through Latin America and the Caribbean. Attention is paid to the cultural, political and economic ramifications after colonization and the struggle for freedom and independence.
  • HI-112


    This class is a selective interdisciplinary survey of Latin American history from the independence movements in the 19th century to the present. Issues studied include Latin America in the global economy; relations between Latin America and the U.S.; revolutions in Mexico, Cuba, and Central America; and dictatorships and democracies in the twentieth century. Special attention is paid to indigenous and Afro-descendent cultures, feminism and gender, cultural politics, and Latin American identity.
  • HI-113


    This course will demonstrate how studying an epidemic can provide insights into the nature of a specific society. Themes will include the extent to which epidemics act as agents of social, economic, religious and political change, the organized public health response to each epidemic, and the devel - opment of medical therapeutics and technologies. It will also provide a historical perspective from which to consider the expectations the lay public now has for health professionals to contain today's epidemics.