Winter 2007

HIST 100  Western Civilization (SS or C)                          3 credits
HYBRID COURSE - A short history of Western civilization. The course describes the main features of Western society in ancient, medieval and modern times; considers reasons for the emergence of Europe into a position of world prominence in the modern era; and examines the evolution of Western attitudes toward the individual, toward society and toward nature. For more information contact Clalauri@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG
          GFR/GER:Meets SS or C. GDR:Meets S.
[0033] 9151 Tu.........6:00pm- 7:30pm (ITE 229)       LAURIE, C

HIST 255  History of Christianity from its Origins                3 credits
          to the Reformation (SS).                          
Hebrew and Greco-Roman background, the life of Christ, the New Testament and development of theology, triumph of the church in the Roman Empire, the medieval church, the reformation and the end of medieval Christendom, and implications of the Reformation for the modern world. Note: Also listed as RLST 255. For more information contact papadaki@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GFR/GER:Meets SS. GDR:Meets S.
[0034] 9101 TuWF.......9:00am-12:10pm (SOND114)       PAPADAKIS, A

HIST 361  The French Revolution (SS)                              3 credits
The French Revolution from its origins in feudal, aristocratic society to the revolutionary wars and Napoleonic era. The European reaction to the revolution is examined, as is its relationship to the contemporaneous American Revolution. The decline of Court society and values and their replacement by a democratic society are central issues. The course also emphasizes the various interpretations of this event by historians in our own time. Two outstanding historical movies are part of the course. Prerequisite: Any 100-level social science course, junior/senior status or permission of the instructor. For more information contact wexler@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG
          GFR/GER:Meets SS. GDR:Meets S.
[0035] 9101 MWTh.......1:00pm- 4:10pm (ITE 241)       WEXLER, V

HIST 381  From Samurai to "Salariman": Japanese                   3 credits
          History through Film and Literature (C)           
A study of Japanese history from 1600 to the present through the media of film and literature. It also explores the relationship between history and drama, in particular how they can illuminate or conceal basic truths and values of the past. Views of life and modern times, obsessions with honor and suicide, the changing role of women in society, the encounter between Japanese and foreign cultures, and themes of war and pacifism will be investigated. Prerequisite: Any 100-level social science course or permission of the instructor. For more information contact vaporis@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG
          GFR/GER:Meets C. GDR:Not applicable.
[0036] 9101 MWF........9:00am-12:10pm (LH3 ...)       VAPORIS, C

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