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Judaic Studies

JDST 100 (3.00)

Introduction to Judaic Studies

A survey of the Judaic experience and expression, including varieties of religious expression, philosophical issues, literary and artistic dimensions, the role of Jewish law and the contemporary status of Jewish intellectual activity.
   Course ID: 055027
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Culture (GEP), Arts and Humanities (GFR), Culture (GFR)

JDST 200 (3.00)

Israel and the Ancient Near East

A survey of the cultures of the ancient Near East including Assyria, Persia, and especially the development of ancient Judaism.
   Course ID: 050041
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: ANCS 200, RLST 201
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Culture (GEP), Arts and Humanities (GFR), Culture (GFR)

JDST 201 (3.00)

Judaism in the Time of Jesus and Hillel

This course surveys the history of Judaism and the Jewish people from the onset of Hellenism through the second Jewish revolt against the occupation by the Roman Empire. This formative period in the history of Judaism, of early Christianity and of Jewish-Christian relations is interpreted in light of extant primary and secondary literary and archaeological sources.
   Course ID: 050038
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: ANCS 220, RLST 202
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Culture (GEP), Arts and Humanities (GFR), Culture (GFR)

JDST 230 (3.00)

Introduction to the Jewish Bible (TaNaKH)

An examination of the structure and content of the Jewish Bible (the Torah, the Prophets and the Writings). Topics include the Bible's historical and socio-cultural background, translations, exegesis, and classical and contemporary commentaries. Recommended Preparation: JDST 100 or the consent of the instructor.
   Course ID: 055028
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Culture (GEP), Arts and Humanities (GFR), Culture (GFR)

JDST 273 (3.00)

History of the Jews in Modern Times, From the Middle Ages to1917

Political and socioeconomic forces at work in Europe and within the Jewish community during this period. Hassidism and enlightenment, emancipation and reform. The French and Russian revolutions. Jewish existence in Eastern Europe. Zionism and Aliyah.
   Course ID: 050160
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: HIST 273, RLST 273
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Social Sciences (GEP), Culture (GFR), Social Sciences (GFR)

JDST 274 (3.00)

Contemporary Jewish History: 1917 to the Present

Jewish civilization in the 20th century with attention to interwar years, the attempted destruction of European Jewry in World War II and the resistance of the Jews. Post-war issues are examined: including the Allies and the United Nations, the emergence of new centers in Europe and Israel, Jews in the former Soviet Union, Jewish identity struggle in America and post-Holocaust thought.
   Course ID: 050147
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: HIST 274, RLST 274
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Social Sciences (GEP), Culture (GFR), Social Sciences (GFR)

JDST 290 (3.00)

Topics in Judaic Studies

Topics will be announced each semester.
   Course ID: 055029
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Judaism &Christian Begin, Intro Jew Phil Thought, Topics In Judaic Studies, Jewish Interpretation, Jewish Great Books, Yiddish:Lang/Lit/Culture, Jewish American Lit, Images Of Jewish Women, Interpret The Torah, Intro Jewish Phil Tought, The Holocaust in American Memory, Jewish Detective Fiction

JDST 310 (3.00)

Modern Israel: The Land, Its People, Culture, and Society

A multidisciplinary study of the historical background and current issues in the modern State of Israel. Topics may include physical and cultural geography; population demographics; immigration and absorption; religious and ethnic diversity; social and political structures; the economy and economic institutions, including the Kibbutz and Moshav; the Israeli educational system; and Israeli international relations.
   Course ID: 055030
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Social Sciences (GEP), Culture (GFR), Social Sciences (GFR)

JDST 311 (3.00)

Modern Israel in Film

From its founding to the present, films (features and documentaries) about Israel have shaped public opinion and been molded by it. The course explores issues and problems addressed by these films and those that have been ignored. Recommended Preparation: One of the following: JDST 100, 274, 310, or consent of the instructor
   Course ID: 055031
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Culture (GFR)

JDST 320 (3.00)

Literature of the Holocaust

An examination of the experiences of the Holocaust through works of poetry, drama, autobiography and/or the novel. Most of the selections relate the Holocaust as it was experienced after the writers translated those experiences into art, including film and video, making their personal tragedies into recognizable truths. Recommended Preparation: Junior standing or consent of the instructor
   Course ID: 055032
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

JDST 321 (3.00)

Jewish Writing in World Literature

This course will study the development of modern Jewish writing from its beginnings in the Yiddish works of Eastern Europe through its diasporic extension into Western Europe, North Africa, Latin America, North America and Israel. Special attention will be given to the analysis of Jewish humor, in literature as well as other cultural forms, from the novels of Sholom Aleichem to the films of Woody Allen. Jewish literary responses to the Holocaust also will be discussed. The course will emphasize the cross-cultural nature of Jewish diasporic writing in its attachment both to common Jewish traditions and to diverse national, historical, geographical and linguistic contexts.
   Course ID: 050179
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: MLL 321
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Culture (GFR)

JDST 323 (3.00)

Modern Hebrew Literature

A survey of various forms of Hebrew literature in English translation from throughout the world since the 19th century. In addition, modern Hebrew literature is compared to, and contrasted with, pre-modern Hebrew literature and Yiddish literature. Recommended Preparation: An English or world literature course in any language at the 200 level or above or consent from the instructor
   Course ID: 050178
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: MLL 323
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Culture (GEP), Arts and Humanities (GFR), Culture (GFR)

JDST 330 (3.00)

Jewish Ethics

An examination of the sources on Jewish ethics; Jewish ethical analyses of issues in medicine, business, sexual behavior and politics; Jewish approaches to dilemmas raised during the Holocaust. Recommended Preparation: JDST 100 or PHIL 150 or consent of the instructor
   Course ID: 055034
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

JDST 340 (3.00)

Origins of Antisemitism

The evolution of anti-Jewish sentiments in the pagan and later Christian world are examined, along with images of the Jew as evil, devil consort and Christ-killer, and the development and spread of myths about Jews, such as their involvement in well-poisonings, the blood libel and host desecration. Study of the changes in beliefs in the modern era includes analysis of how pseudoscientific race theories produced the modern phenomena of anti-Judaism and anti-Semitism.
   Course ID: 055036
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Culture (GEP), Arts and Humanities (GFR), Culture (GFR)

JDST 370 (3.00)

History Of The Jews In The United States

The history of the Jews in the United States from the earliest settlements to the present. The course focuses on political, economic, religious and cultural developments, anti-Semitism, and the rise of American Jewry to a position of leadership and responsibility in the world Jewish community. Special emphasis is placed on comparing and contrasting the American-Jewish historical experience with prior Jewish historical experiences in Europe. Recommended Preparation: One course in American or European history.
   Course ID: 050167
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: HIST 370
   Attributes: Social Sciences (GEP), Social Sciences (GFR)

JDST 371 (3.00)

The Jewish American Experience in Film

This course explores the experiences of Jews in twentieth century America as portrayed in film through various themes that have helped to shape American Jewish identity. By examining cinematic representations in light of historical background, students will evaluate stereotypes and fictional images presented of Jews. Students will acquire critical movie-viewing skills as well as insight into the contemporary popular Jewish imagination. Recommended Preparation: HIST 102 or JDST274 or JDST370 .
   Course ID: 050169
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: HIST 377
   Attributes: Social Sciences (GEP), Social Sciences (GFR)

JDST 373 (3.00)

History of the Holocaust

An interdisciplinary examination of the attempted destruction of the Jews of Europe and their culture, as well as the persecution of others on the basis of physical and emotional disabilities, ethnicity, politics, religion and sexual orientation at the hands of the Nazis and their collaborators during WWII. The course will briefly survey the migration of Jews to Europe, the history of anti-Semitism and "scientific" racism, the circumstances in Europe that allowed the rise of the National Socialist movement and the pre-WWII Nazi policies of discrimination. It then will focus on the perpetrators, victims and bystanders of the "Final Solution" and conclude with an analysis of the legacy of the Holocaust. Recommended Preparation: Any 100-level Social Science course or junior/senior status.
   Course ID: 050155
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Course Equivalents: HIST 373H, JDST 373H
   Same as Offering: HIST 373
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Social Sciences (GEP), Culture (GFR), Social Sciences (GFR)

JDST 373H (3.00)

History of the Holocaust

An interdisciplinary examination of the attempted destruction of the Jews of Europe and their culture, as well as the persecution of others on the basis of physical and emotional disabilities, ethnicity, politics, religion and sexual orientation at the hands of the Nazis and their collaborators during WWII. The course will briefly survey the migration of Jews to Europe, the history of anti-Semitism and "scientific" racism, the circumstances in Europe that allowed the rise of the National Socialist movement and the pre-WWII Nazi policies of discrimination. It then will focus on the perpetrators, victims and bystanders of the "Final Solution" and conclude with an analysis of the legacy of the Holocaust. Recommended Preparation: Any 100-level Social Science course or junior/senior status.
   Course ID: 100340
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Course Equivalents: HIST 373, JDST 373
   Same as Offering: HIST 373H
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Social Sciences (GEP), Culture (GFR), Social Sciences (GFR)

JDST 390 (3.00)

Topics in Judaic Studies

Topics will be announced each semester.
   Course ID: 055037
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Top:Biblical Archaeology, Top:Jewish Mysticim, 20Th Cent Jew Amer Exp, US- Israel Relations, The Rise Of Amer Jewry, Temples,Churches,Synagog, Top:Intro To The Tanakh, Top:Israel&Ancnt Nr East, The Problem Of Job, Top:Immig,Destruct&Btwen, Contemp Jewish Ethics, Topics:Jewish Legends, Top: Bernard Malamud, Topics In Judaic Studies, Top:Themes Jewish Cimema, Jewish Music, Holocaust & Forgiveness, Jewish Phil & Mysticism, 20Th Cent Jew Amer Exper, Intro To Old Testament, Top: French Jewish Exper, Top: Amer Jewish Exper, Top:Holocaust-Iss&Person, Jdst Top: Modern Israel, Contemporary Judaism, Top:Lit Of The Holocaust, Cntmp Jewish Rel Thought, Intro Jewish Mysticism, Arab-Israeli Conflict, Yiddish Literature, Arch Of Anct Egypt&Israe, Top: Jewish Music, Modern Israel In Film, Top:The Dead Sea Scrolls, Black-Jewish Relations, Topic: Old Testament, Holocaust:Soc Psyc Issue, History Of The Holocaust, Judaism Tm Jesus/Hillel, Judaism: Jesus & Hillel, Yiddish:Lang/Lit/Cult, Beyond Emancipation, Archaeology & The Bible, Jewish Creativity in 20th Century Arts, Literature, Jews in Crime and Detective Fiction, Jewish American Poetry

JDST 400 (1.00 - 3.00)

Special Study or Project in Judaic Studies

Tutorial or independent study, archival or empirical research, or field placement.
   Course ID: 055040
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

JDST 410 (3.00)

Dynamics of the Arab-Israeli Conflict

The course starts with a focus on the development of the Arab-Israeli conflict from its beginnings in the period when Palestine was controlled by the Ottoman Empire. The growth of Arab nationalism and Zionism will be compared, as will the conflicting promises made by the British to both Zionists and Arab nationalists during World War I. Next is a review of British rule over both Arabs and Zionists during the Palestine Mandate. The second half of the course is an examination of the Arab-Israeli wars since 1948, the Camp David and Oslo peace processes, the Al-Aksa Intifadah and developments since then. The conflict is analyzed against the background of great powers intervention in the Middle East, and the dynamics of intra-Arab politics, political Islam and oil. Recommended Preparation: One of the following: JDST 274, 310, POLI 280 or 373
   Course ID: 050185
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: POLI 485

JDST 463 (3.00)

Jews, Christians and Muslims in the Middle Ages

This course examines moments of contact and conflict between the three major monotheistic faiths of the medieval period: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Topics will include an examination of the scriptural foundations of the three faiths and their influence on topics such as law, violence, conversion, ritual, and legend. The course provides an overview of how individuals and leadership within the three faiths interacted with each other. Recommended Preparation: HIST 100 or HIST 110, or HIST 111 or JDST 100 or RLST100 or 200-level course, and junior/senior standing.
   Course ID: 050151
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: HIST 463, RLST 463

JDST 490 (1.00 - 4.00)

Topics in Judaic Studies

Topics, prerequisites and the number of credits will be announced each semester.
   Course ID: 055041
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Arab-Israeli Conflict

Hebrew

HEBR 101 (4.00)

Elementary Modern Hebrew I

An introduction to Hebrew as it is spoken and written today. Listening comprehension, speaking, reading and writing skills are developed. Introductory exposure to Israeli society and culture is included
   Course ID: 054603
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Discussion, Lecture
   Attributes: Language (GFR)

HEBR 102 (4.00)

Elementary Modern Hebrew II

Continuation of HEBR 101. The course focuses on extending Hebrew language skills. Additional exposure to Israeli society and culture.
   Course ID: 054605
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Discussion, Lecture
   Attributes: Language (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must complerte HEBR 101 with a C or better before taking this class or have completed 2 years of high school Hebrew.

HEBR 201 (4.00)

Intermediate Modern Hebrew I

Further development of listening comprehension and speaking skills and increased emphasis on reading, writing and cultural knowledge. Focus on everyday life in Israeli society.
   Course ID: 054607
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Discussion, Lecture
   Attributes: 201 Level Language Requirement (GEP), Culture (GFR), 201-Level Foreign Language (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must complete HEBR 102 with a grade of C or better before taking this class or have completed 3 years of high school Hebrew.

HEBR 202 (4.00)

Intermediate Modern Hebrew II

Reading, writing and oral use of Hebrew, with an emphasis on contemporary Israeli society.
   Course ID: 054609
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Discussion, Lecture
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Culture (GFR), Language (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must complete HEBR 201 with a grade of C or better before taking this class or have completed 4 years of high school Hebrew.

HEBR 301 (3.00)

Advanced Hebrew I

This advanced Hebrew language course focuses on sociocultural issues and current events in Israeli life as reflected in newspapers, contemporary journals and literature. Language will be developed through such class activities as reading, discussion, composition and oral presentations in Hebrew. Recommended Preparation: HEBR 201 with a grade of C or better or permission of instructor.
   Course ID: 054611
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Culture (GFR), Language (GFR)

HEBR 302 (3.00)

Advanced Hebrew II

This course is a continuation of HEBR 301 with increased attention to the development of reading and writing skills. The evolution of Israeli culture will be traced through a survey of 20th-century Hebrew literature. Class activities will include intensive reading, discussion and writing. A short critical paper will be required. Recommended Preparation: HEBR 301 or permission of instructor.
   Course ID: 054612
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Culture (GEP), Arts and Humanities (GFR), Culture (GFR), Language (GFR)

HEBR 323 (3.00)

Selected Hebrew Authors

The emphasis of this course is on expanding Hebrew language skills. Exploration of the work of one or two authors serves as the basis for more advanced work in Hebrew comprehension, as well as in writing and speaking the language. Literary critique and analysis through class discussions and writing assignments are the foci of class activities. The author(s) to be studied will be selected by the instructor. Authors such as S.Y. Agnon, C.N. Bialik, C. Hazaz or A. Oz may be chosen. Recommended Preparation: HEBR 201 or permission of instructor.
   Course ID: 054613
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Language (GFR)

History

HIST 101 (3.00)

American History to 1877

Major topics include colonial America, the American Revolution, the Constitution, the federal period, sectional conflict, and the Civil War and the Reconstruction. Emphasis on differing interpretations of controversial issues.
   Course ID: 054630
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Course Equivalents: HIST 101H, HIST 101Y
   Attributes: Social Sciences (GEP), Social Sciences (GFR)

HIST 101H (3.00)

American History to 1877 - Honors

   Course ID: 054631
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Course Equivalents: HIST 101, HIST 101Y
   Attributes: Social Sciences (GEP), Social Sciences (GFR)

HIST 101Y (3.00)

American History To 1877

Major topics include colonial America, the American Revolution, the Constitution, the federal period, sectional conflict, and the Civil War and the Reconstruction. Emphasis on differing interpretations of controversial issues.
   Course ID: 102024
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Discussion, Lecture
   Course Equivalents: HIST 101, HIST 101H
   Attributes: Social Sciences (GEP), Social Sciences (GFR)

HIST 102 (3.00)

American History, 1877 to the Present

Major topics include industrialization, progressivism, World War I, the twenties, the Depression and the New Deal, World War II, the Cold War and post-war America.
   Course ID: 054632
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Course Equivalents: HIST 102H, HIST 102Y
   Attributes: Social Sciences (GEP), Social Sciences (GFR)

HIST 102H (3.00)

American History: 1877 to the Present - Honors

   Course ID: 054633
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Course Equivalents: HIST 102, HIST 102Y
   Attributes: Social Sciences (GEP), Social Sciences (GFR)

HIST 102Y (4.00)

American History, 1877 to the Present

Major topics include industrialization, progressivism, World War I, the twenties, the Depression and the New Deal, World War II, the Cold War and post-war America.
   Course ID: 100458
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Discussion, Lecture
   Course Equivalents: HIST 102, HIST 102H
   Attributes: Social Sciences (GEP), Social Sciences (GFR)

HIST 103 (3.00)

East-Asian Civilization

A history of traditional society in East Asia, focusing on China and Japan, but touching also on Korea and Vietnam. This course will introduce the principal elements of East Asian civilization before the intrusion of the West in the 19th century. It also will provide an essential historical perspective to developments in contemporary East Asia.
   Course ID: 054634
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Course Equivalents: HIST 103H, HIST 103Y
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Social Sciences (GEP), Culture (GFR), Social Sciences (GFR)

HIST 103H (3.00)

East-Asian Civilization

A history of traditional society in East Asia, focusing on China and Japan, but touching also on Korea and Vietnam. This course will introduce the principal elements of East Asian civilization before the intrusion of the West in the 19th century. It also will provide an essential historical perspective to developments in contemporary East Asia.
   Course ID: 100237
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Course Equivalents: HIST 103, HIST 103Y
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Social Sciences (GEP), Culture (GFR), Social Sciences (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must be admitted to the Honors College.

HIST 103Y (4.00)

East-Asian Civilization

A history of traditional society in East Asia, focusing on China and Japan, but touching also on Korea and Vietnam. This course will introduce the principal elements of East Asian civilization before the intrusion of the West in the 19th century. It also will provide an essential historical perspective to developments in contemporary East Asia.
   Course ID: 102025
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Discussion, Lecture
   Course Equivalents: HIST 103, HIST 103H
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Social Sciences (GEP), Culture (GFR), Social Sciences (GFR)

HIST 110 (3.00)

Western Civilization to 1700

A survey of Western Civilization from its foundation through the ancient, medieval, and early modern periods. This course will cover the main political, economic, cultural, and religious features and developments of western society. Major topics will include the political and philosophical contributions of the ancient Greeks, the Roman Republic and Empire, the influences of Christianity, Islam, and Judaism, medieval social and cultural structures, the Renaissance, the Reformations, European exploration and contact with other peoples and cultures, and the Scientific Revolution.
   Course ID: 054635
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Course Equivalents: HIST 110H
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Social Sciences (GEP), Culture (GFR), Social Sciences (GFR)

HIST 110H (3.00)

Western Civilization to 1700 - Honors

A survey of Western Civilization from its foundation through the ancient, medieval, and early modern periods. This course will cover the main political, economic, cultural and religious features and developments of western society. Major topics will include the political and philosophical contributions of the ancient Greeks, the Roman Republic and Empire, the influences of Christianity, Islam, Judaism, medieval social and cultural structures, the Renaissance, the Reformations, European exploration and contact with other peoples and cultures, and the Scientific Revolution.
   Course ID: 100038
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Course Equivalents: HIST 110
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Social Sciences (GEP), Culture (GFR), Social Sciences (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must be admitted to the Honors College.

HIST 111 (3.00)

Western Civilization 1700 to the Present

A survey of Western Civilization from the Enlightenment through to the present day. This course will cover the main political, economic, cultural, and social features and developments of the West in the modern era. Major topics will include Absolutism, the Enlightenment, the political revolutions of the eighteenth century, the Industrial Revolution, imperialism, nationalism, fascism, socialism, the World Wars, the Cold War, and globalization.
   Course ID: 054636
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Course Equivalents: HIST 111H, HIST 111Y
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Social Sciences (GEP), Culture (GFR), Social Sciences (GFR)

HIST 111H (3.00)

Western Civilization 1700 to the Present

A survey of Western Civilization from the Enlightenment through to the present day. This course will cover the main political, economic, cultural, and social features and developments of the West in the modern era. Major topics will include Absolutism, the Enlightenment, the political revolutions of the eighteenth century, the Industrial Revolution, imperialism, nationalism, fascism, socialism, the World Wars, the Cold War, and globalization.
   Course ID: 100238
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Course Equivalents: HIST 111, HIST 111Y
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Social Sciences (GEP), Culture (GFR), Social Sciences (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must be admitted to the Honors College.

HIST 111Y (4.00)

Western Civilization 1700 to the Present

A survey of Western Civilization from the Enlightenment through to the present day. This course will cover the main political, economic, cultural, and social features and developments of the West in the modern era. Major topics will include Absolutism, the Enlightenment, the political revolutions of the eighteenth century, the Industrial Revolution, imperialism, nationalism, fascism, socialism, the World Wars, the Cold War, and globalization.
   Course ID: 054637
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Discussion, Lecture
   Course Equivalents: HIST 111, HIST 111H
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Social Sciences (GEP), Culture (GFR), Social Sciences (GFR)

HIST 200 (3.00)

Themes in World History

A history that covers the globe thematically from voyages of discovery, to colonization, cultural contact, empire, slavery, race, nation, migration, technology and the environment. Specific themes to be announced each semester. Recommended to students seeking an international historical perspective on world issues.
   Course ID: 054638
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Film and History, Entrepreneurship in the Early Modern World, Consumption, Don't Buy It, Human Rights, Planets & Worlds, Earth & Home, Asian Diasporas, Global Terrorism, Don't Buy It, Representations of Imperialism
   Course Equivalents: HIST 200Y, HIST 301
   Attributes: Social Sciences (GFR)

HIST 200Y (4.00)

Themes In World History

A history that covers the globe thematically from voyages of discovery, to colonization, cultural contact, empire, slavery, race, nation, migration, technology and the environment. Specific themes to be announced each semester. Recommended to students seeking an international historical perspective on world issues.
   Course ID: 100222
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Discussion, Lecture
   Topics: Film and History, Entrepreneurship in the Early Modern World, Human Rights, Don't Buy It, Global Terrorism, Planets and Worlds, Earth and Home
   Course Equivalents: HIST 200, HIST 301
   Attributes: Social Sciences (GEP), Social Sciences (GFR)

HIST 201 (3.00)

Introduction to the Study of History

This course introduces student to the strategies, methods and critical thinking skills necessary for the study of history. The class includes instruction on conducting scholarly research, interpreting primary and secondary evidence and the writing of analytical papers. Students are also introduced to issues of historical epistemology, historiography and the ways that the practice of studying and writing history has changed over time.
   Course ID: 054639
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Course Equivalents: HIST 201H

HIST 201H (3.00)

Introduction to the Study of History-Honors

This course introduces student to the strategies, methods and critical thinking skills necessary for the study of history. The class includes instruction on conducting scholarly research, interpreting primary and secondary evidence and the writing of analytical papers. Students are also introduced to issues of historical epistemology, historiography and the ways that the practice of studying and writing history has changed over time.
   Course ID: 100217
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Course Equivalents: HIST 201

HIST 203 (3.00)

Film & History: Representations ofImperialism in Modern World History

Imperialism represents one of the more brutal chapters in modern history. Its impact on native peoples and societies raises profound moral questions about culpability, collaboration, resistance, and justification of violence on both sides. How do we deal with the memory of such traumatic events in popular culture? How do those popular memories compare with the historical evidence? This course compares representations of imperialism in film history with the treatment of the same events by historians.
   Course ID: 102090
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

HIST 204 (3.00)

Don¿t Buy It: The Global History of Commodities

This course looks at how the mass demand for commodities in the late 19th and early 20th centuries changed the way people worked, lived, and saw themselves as they produced and consumed in radically different ways from their parents and grandparents. Long before the Internet, commodities circled the globe, connecting distant places to one another through chains of relationships created to produce, deliver and sell commodities. Commodities also linked people. They connected enslaved African producers to middle-class American consumers, Asian factory workers with Europeans taking beach holidays. Students examine both producers and consumers as they follow the chain of production of certain commodities¿rubber, sugar, corn, bananas, and housing. For their final project, students will produce and show a two-minute mini-documentary on one product in one country.
   Course ID: 102091
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

HIST 218 (3.00)

Introduction to African-American History: A Survey

This course offers a broad survey of the history of the African-American experience from the African background to the present.
   Course ID: 050030
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: AFST 206
   Attributes: Social Sciences (GEP), Social Sciences (GFR)

HIST 242 (3.00)

Introduction to Contemporary Africa

A survey of contemporary Africa, its geography, peoples and cultural heritage. Economic, cultural, political and social changes on the continent since World War II, including the struggle for independence and the problems of nation-building.
   Course ID: 050027
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: AFST 211
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Social Sciences (GEP), Culture (GFR), Social Sciences (GFR)

HIST 243 (3.00)

Introduction to African History

A survey of ancient and medieval kingdoms of Africa, the spread of Islam in Africa, European slave trade, white settler penetration of southern Africa and Arab penetration of East Africa, the colonial conquest, the 20th century and the emergence of nationalist movements seeking independence.
   Course ID: 050026
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: AFST 212
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Social Sciences (GEP), Culture (GFR), Social Sciences (GFR)

HIST 255 (3.00)

History of Christianity from its Origins to the Reformation

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.
   Course ID: 050150
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Course Equivalents: HIST 255H
   Same as Offering: RLST 255
   Attributes: Social Sciences (GEP), Social Sciences (GFR)

HIST 255H (3.00)

History of Christianity from its Origins to the Reformation-Honors

   Course ID: 054648
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Course Equivalents: HIST 255, RLST 255
   Attributes: Social Sciences (GEP), Social Sciences (GFR)

HIST 273 (3.00)

History of the Jews in Modern Times, From the Middle Ages to1917

Political and socioeconomic forces at work in Europe and within the Jewish community during this period. Hassidism and enlightenment, emancipation and reform. The French and Russian revolutions. Jewish existence in Eastern Europe. Zionism and Aliyah.
   Course ID: 050160
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: JDST 273, RLST 273
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Social Sciences (GEP), Culture (GFR), Social Sciences (GFR)

HIST 274 (3.00)

Contemporary Jewish History: 1917 to the Present

Jewish civilization in the 20th century with attention to interwar years, the attempted destruction of European Jewry in World War II and the resistance of the Jews. Post-war issues are examined: including the Allies and the United Nations, the emergence of new centers in Europe and Israel, Jews in the former Soviet Union, Jewish identity struggle in America and post-Holocaust thought.
   Course ID: 050147
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: JDST 274, RLST 274
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Social Sciences (GEP), Culture (GFR), Social Sciences (GFR)

HIST 300 (3.00)

Introduction to Public History

Public history is an interdisciplinary form of scholarship practiced as public service. Public historians help create historical understanding by sharing authority and inquiry with a variety of partners, including audiences, museum professionals, reservationists, business leaders and others. Public historians are trained, first and foremost, as historians 'to conduct research, to craft interpretations and to write well. However, public historians must also be prepared to work collaboratively with partners for whom an understanding of history can have immediate practical implications. This course provides students with an introduction to the field. Students will explore the history of federal and state sponsorship of museums and historic sites, learn to think critically about the needs and interests of audiences, and explore best practices and ethics for public professionals. Recommended Course Preparation: Must have earned at least a 'C' in one 100 or 200 level SS or AH course.
   Course ID: 100503
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Social Sciences (GEP)

HIST 301 (3.00)

The American City

   Course ID: 054658
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Course Equivalents: HIST 200, HIST 200Y
   Attributes: Social Sciences (GFR)

HIST 302 (3.00)

History of Maryland

   Course ID: 054659
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

HIST 303 (3.00)

The Second World War

Origins, nature and impact of World War II. In addition to an examination of the diplomatic and military events, the course also is concerned with the effects of "total war" on the societies involved. Recommended Preparation: Any social science course, junior/senior status or permission of the instructor.
   Course ID: 054660
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Social Sciences (GEP), Social Sciences (GFR)

HIST 304 (3.00)

United States and the Vietnam War

The course examines the Vietnam War as a discrete historical event and some of the principal historical interpretations of the causes and consequences of the war. Major emphasis is on political and military developments in Vietnam and the gradual expansion of American involvement. Attention also is given to the impact of the war on American politics and society. Recommended Preparation: Any 100-level social science course, junior/senior status or permission of instructor.
   Course ID: 054661
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Social Sciences (GEP), Social Sciences (GFR)

HIST 306 (3.00)

The First World War

Origins, nature and impact of the First World War. Particular emphasis is placed on the military, diplomatic, social, scientific and technological developments, events of the war years, and how this first total war affected the subsequent history of the United States and Europe. Recommended Preparation: Any 100-level social science course, junior/senior status or permission of the instructor.
   Course ID: 054663
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Social Sciences (GEP), Social Sciences (GFR)

HIST 308 (3.00)

Perspectives on Childhood and Adolescence

Attitudes toward children and childhood as a stage of life are historically contingent phenomena: They are shaped by the social context within which they exist. This course examines attitudes toward children and children as a social group within various historical settings and among different subcultures in America. We will attempt to understand why these variations occur and how they make sense within our own particular setting. As part of this course, students are encouraged to think critically about their own experieince of and attitudes toward childhood. Recommended Preparation: One lower-level social sciences or humanities course focused on American society or culture.
   Course ID: 050034
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: AMST 384
   Attributes: Social Sciences (GEP), Social Sciences (GFR)

HIST 311 (3.00)

American Entrepreneurs: From Christopher Columbus to Steve Jobs

The entrepreneur symbolizes ¿the American way.¿ In this class, we will discuss and define the role of the entrepreneur in American economic development and also examine how entrepreneurs have shaped the lives of everyday Americans throughout our country¿s history. Using several case studies, we will examine how entrepreneurs responded, on the one hand, to market forces and consumer demand and, on the other hand, to the political environment and regulatory frameworks set up over time. Recommended Course Preparation: Any 100 level SS course.
   Course ID: 101988
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

HIST 316 (3.00)

Native American History from Contact to 1840

This course surveys the history of Native Americans in North America from first contact with Europeans in the 15th century until the removal of the so-called "Five Civilized Tribes" in the mid-19th century. We will focus on different cultural groups and cross--cultural contact, emphasizing adaptation, as well as resistance. Topics include war, trade, gender relations, consumerism, religion, disease, sexuality, racial identity and environmental change. Recommended Preparation: A 100-level social science course or permission of the instructor.
   Course ID: 054668
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Culture (GFR), Social Sciences (GFR)

HIST 317 (3.00)

American Political Development

This course examines the development of the American political system through a historical lens. The course uses theories of American political culture and ideology to frame particular policy areas through historical time periods from the early 1800s to the early 2000s.
   Course ID: 100319
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: POLI 317

HIST 318 (3.00)

United States Constitutional History

A survey of Constitutional history from the founding of the English colonies in North America until the present. The class focuses in particular on the Enlightenment and Common Law roots of the United States Constitution, debates over the scope of federal power, the role of slavery and freedom in constitutional debates, and the rising pressure to expand civil rights and responsibilities for all citizens.
   Course ID: 100320
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: POLI 318

HIST 319 (3.00)

Novelty and Nostalgia: The Rise of Modern America, 1877 to 1945

American social, cultural and political life underwent dramatic transformations during the period between the end of the Civil War and the end of World War II. Americans' understanding of freedom, democracy, rights and responsibility evolved in significant ways. Students will seek to understand why the expansion of democracy and freedom is so often met with violent resistance and arrive at a deeper understanding of the experiences and beliefs that shaped everyday life in modern America. Recommended Course Preparation: Any 100 SS course.
   Course ID: 101925
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Social Sciences (GEP)

HIST 321 (3.00)

African-American History to 1865

An in-depth examination of the social, political and economic history of African Americans in the United States from the 1600s to the Civil War era focusing on chattel slavery, the free black community, family, abolitionism, resistance and the Civil War. Recommended preparation: AFST 100 or AFST 206 or junior/senior standing or permission of instructor.
   Course ID: 050008
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Seminar
   Same as Offering: AFST 352

HIST 322 (3.00)

African American History Since 1865

An in-depth examination of the political, social, economic and cultural history of African Americans in the United States from the Reconstruction era following the Civil War up to present. Topics include African Americans and the military, the Great Depression, migrations, urbanization, racism, family, civil rights and current issues. Recommended preparation: AFST100 or AFST206 or junior/senior standing or permission of the instructor
   Course ID: 050011
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: AFST 353
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Social Sciences (GEP), Social Sciences (GFR)

HIST 323 (3.00)

African American Women's History

This course traces the history of African -American women in the United States, beginning with their ancestors' history in pre-colonial Africa and U.S. slavery to the present. Topics covered include work; family roles; activism; achievements; and bouts with racism, sexism and poverty. Recommended Preparation: Any 100-level Social Science course or 200-level Literature course or junior/senior standing or permission of the instructor
   Course ID: 050010
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: AFST 354, GWST 327
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Social Sciences (GEP), Social Sciences (GFR)

HIST 325 (3.00)

History of Women in America to 1870

This course examines the changing roles of women in American society from colonial times to 1870 and covers such topics as family, work, rebellion, religion, sexuality, slavery, reform movements and early efforts for women's rights. Emphasis is placed on both the variety of women's experiences and the evolving concerns and position of American women as a group. Recommended Preparation: Any 100-level social science course, junior/senior standing or permission of the instructor.
   Course ID: 050112
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: GWST 325
   Attributes: Social Sciences (GEP), Social Sciences (GFR)

HIST 326 (3.00)

History of Women in America Since 1870

A study of the changing roles of women in American society since 1870, focusing on such topics as work, higher education and the professions, social reform, the suffrage movement, war and peace, working-class and immigrant women, birth control and sexual freedom, and the rebirth of feminism. Emphasis is placed on both the variety of women's experiences and the evolving concerns and position of American women as a group. Recommended Preparation: Any 100-level Social Science course or junior/senior status or permission of the instructor.
   Course ID: 050130
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: GWST 326
   Attributes: Social Sciences (GEP), Social Sciences (GFR)

HIST 327 (3.00)

Modern Latin American History

This course introduces students to the social, economic, political, and cultural history of Latin America from independence to the early 1980s. The class focuses on the emergence of the modern nation-states in Latin America and the diverse experiences of politicians, peasants, guerrillas, workers, artisans, slaves, and ordinary families that shaped society after colonial rule. The course traces Latin American history both chronologically and thematically by focusing on major events, social movements, and political processes through the lenses of gender, race, class, ethnicity, and sexuality. Recommended Course Preparation: Any 100-level Social Science course.
   Course ID: 100553
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Social Sciences (GEP)

HIST 328 (3.00)

Colonial Latin America

This course will introduce students to the Pre-Columbian background of the Americas, the impact and meanings of European conquest, and the history of three centuries of Spanish and Portuguese rule that followed until independence in the early nineteenth century. The transition from Amerindian civilizations and native rule to European conquest and colonization marked a violent, painful, and complex shift in race and ethnic relations, in religious and cultural life, in ideas about gender, sexuality, and practices related to marriage, and profound economic transformations in the hemisphere. The course will invite students to look at the impact of the conquest from multiple perspectives, to confront our conventional knowledge about the Columbian encounter, and to understand the deeper processes of colonization. Recommended Course Preparation: Any 100-level Social Science course.
   Course ID: 101929
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

HIST 330 (3.00)

Ancient Science and Technology

This course will survey the birth and development of ancient science and technology. Topics may include scientific reasoning and methodology; mathematics, geometry, and astronomy; anatomy and medicine; construction, engineering, and mechanical technology. Historical background - political, economic, social, cultural, and religious - provides insights into related fields of political science, psychology, and ethical philosophy.
   Course ID: 100244
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: ANCS 330
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Culture (GEP)

HIST 340 (3.00)

Atlantic Revolutions

This course will examine the revolutions that the spread across the Atlantic World from the mid-18th to the mid-19th century, a period some have called the "Age of Revolutions." The primary focus will be exploring the "successful" revolutions of the era: the rebellion of the thirteen British American colonies, the internal revolution within France, the independence movement that wound up ending slavery in the French island of Saint-Domingue (Haiti), and the numerous wars of independence in Latin America. Given the breadth of topics, the objective is not to gain an exhaustive understanding of any one revolution, but rather to explore the connections between them all.
   Course ID: 101935
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

HIST 341 (3.00)

The American Colonies

A history of the American colonies from their founding to 1774, comparing the social and economic development of the West Indies, New England, mainland South and middle colonies. Topics include patterns of settlement, racial and ethnic interaction, labor, religion, family and gender roles, and cultural achievements.
   Course ID: 054705
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Social Sciences (GEP)

HIST 343 (3.00)

Democratizing America, 1815-1850

This course explores the years between 1815 and 1850 - a period of great political and cultural change in American history. While it has typically been identified with the figure of Andrew Jackson, we will look beyond ways in which Americans of all races and classes experienced this turbulent time. Topics to be covered include the transportation and market revolutions, the rise of democratic politics, slavery and anti-slavery, the rise of women's suffrage and other moral reform movements, westward expansion and its impact on Native Americans, and the emergence of sectionalism. Recommended Preparation: Any 100 level Social Science.
   Course ID: 054712
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

HIST 344 (3.00)

The American Civil War

A history of the period 1840-1880, including an analysis of the sectional conflict, the events of the war and the era of reconstruction. Recommended Preparation: Any 100 level Social Science.
   Course ID: 054713
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Social Sciences (GEP), Social Sciences (GFR)

HIST 345 (3.00)

Origins of Modern America, 1877-1920

An analysis of the United States' rapid transition from a largely agricultural society to the world's most diverse urban and industrial economy. Specific topics include America's growth as a world power, the American West and territorial expansion, shaping a post-Reconstruction South, urbanization and the new consumer economy, industrialization, entrepreneurship, innovation, changing gender roles, modern childhood and family life, and politics. Recommended Preparation: Any 100 level Social Science.
   Course ID: 054717
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Social Sciences (GEP), Social Sciences (GFR)

HIST 346 (3.00)

The United States, 1917 to 1945

An examination of American life and politics in the era of World War I, the 1920s, the Great Depression and World War II. Recommended Preparation: Any 100 level Social Science.
   Course ID: 054718
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Social Sciences (GEP), Social Sciences (GFR)

HIST 347 (3.00)

The United States Since 1945

An examination of American history from the 1940s through the 1990s. Primary emphasis is given to political, social and economic history. Recommended Preparation: Any 100 level Social Science.
   Course ID: 054719
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Social Sciences (GEP), Social Sciences (GFR)

HIST 348 (3.00)

American Intelligence: The Revolution to 9/11

This course surveys the history, development, and role of intelligence in international military and foreign affairs, as well as core intelligence functions and terminology to include collection, analysis, dissemination, propaganda, clandestine and covert action, and counterintelligence. Focusing on the U.S. experience, the course examines the U.S. Intelligence Community's origins, operations, and management. The course evaluates component organizations, assesses intelligence contributions to policymaking and warfare, and examines how secrecy in intelligence is reconciled with the openness of the American political and constitutional system. Recommended Preparation: Any 100-level Social Science course.
   Course ID: 100468
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

HIST 350 (3.00)

History of Medicine

   Course ID: 054675
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Social Sciences (GEP)

HIST 354 (3.00)

West African History

History of West Africa from the period of the medieval empires through the era of the slave trade, the revolutionary 19th century, colonial rule and independence. Recommended Preparation: AFST211 or AFST212 or HIST242 or HIST243, or permission of instructor.
   Course ID: 050021
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: AFST 312

HIST 355 (3.00)

Selected Topics in History

Topics to be announced each semester offered. Recommended Preparation: Any 100-level social science course, junior/senior status or permission of the instructor.
   Course ID: 054680
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Top:Microcomp & History, Amer. And Their Environ, Top:Hist By The Numbers, Top:Modern Repub China, Top:Movies And Machines, America's Codebreakers, Image Of Women In Film, Top:Technol/Work/Culture, Hist/Image Of Wmn In Flm, Top:Microcomptrs In Hist, Selected Topics In Hist, Top:Image Of Wom.In Film, The Crusades, Hist Of East Asian Relig, American Women And War, Famous American Trials, Topics In History, Top:Microcomp/Historians, Top:US & Ltn Am - 20Th C, Top: Hist Of Life Sci, Top: Hist By Numbers, The First World War, Rise Of American Jewry, Divine Right/Resistance, Blues,Jazz&Afro Amer Mig, Hist Of Amer Intelligenc, Top: Hist Of Terrorism, Top: Women In Film, Top:Hist Of Terrorism, Top: Hist Persp On Relig, The American Environment, Wenches, Wives & Witches, Hst East Asian Art, The Camera At War, Am Intelligence Rev-9/11, Top: Mid East Since 1914, U S In The Atomic Age, Intro To German Studies, Europe 1450-1650, Women In US Bus History, Slctd Tps In History, Native American History, Hist Asians In America, Native Americans, History fo Sexuality in America, 19Th Cent. American West, Wom & Gender US Bus Hist, US Middle East Relations, Top:Micro-Cmptrs/Histrns, Top:History Of Terrorism, Top:US/Latin Amer-20Th C, History By The Numbers, History By Numbers, The Greening Of America, Religious Influences, Before The Info Highway, Community & Values, World War I, Gender, Science & Tech, American Religious Hist, Korean Society Lit&Film, Sexuality In The West, Hist Of East Asian Art, Hst East Asian Religions, Hist Image Women In Film, European Women's History, Constructing the Samurai, Islamic Culture & Society, 570-1560, Terror, Genocide & Human Rights, Modern American Cultural Histo, Major Issues in American Milit, Reading & Rewriting in the 20th Century, Activism/Digital Storytelling, Making of Modern Middle East, Human Rights, Race & Ethnicity in Amer Hist, Intro to Public History, Latin American History, U.S. Environmental History, U.S. and Empire, The Great Migration, Art and Power in Japan Since 1600, Latin Amer. Urban Hist. from Conquest to Cold War, Islamic Culture and Society, Modern Mexico, Entrepreneurs from Chris Columbus to Steve Jobs, Doing It: Case Studies West. Sexuality, Rebels & Revol. in Atlantic World, History of the West, Immigration and Public Health, Immigration and Oral History, Mexican Revolution, Early Modern Women's Voice, History of Sports in Latin America, Art and Power in Japan, Digital History, Commemoration and History

HIST 356 (3.00)

Special Topics in U.S. History

Topics to be announced each semester offered. Recommended Preparation: Any 100-level Social Science course.
   Course ID: 100469
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Written in Stone: Cemeteries in the Community, Modern American Culture

HIST 358 (3.00)

Art and Society in the Renaissance

An analysis of the relationship between the art of the Renaissance and its social and economic background. The course traces the development of Renaissance art, changes in style and content, and the emergence of new art forms. It focuses on the social characteristics of artists and patrons, the organization of the arts, their status and function, and the evolution of an art market.
   Course ID: 054683
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Social Sciences (GEP), Culture (GFR), Social Sciences (GFR)

HIST 360 (3.00)

Islam in Africa

This course is presented to provide the student with an introduction and overview of the history of Islam in Africa. This requires a discussion of Islam itself, its origins, philosophical thought, praxis and expansion. We then will turn to a more detailed examination of the penetration of Islam in Africa, eventually concentrating on its sub-Saharan influences. Recommended Preparation: AFST 211 or AFST212 or HIST242 or HIST243.
   Course ID: 050013
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: AFST 314, RLST 314
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Social Sciences (GEP), Culture (GFR), Social Sciences (GFR)

HIST 361 (3.00)

The French Revolution

The French Revolution from its origins in feudal, aristrocratic society to the revolutionary wars and Napoleanic 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. Two outstanding historical movies are part of the course. Recommended Preparation: Any 100-level Social Science course or junior/ senior status.
   Course ID: 054685
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Social Sciences (GEP), Culture (GFR), Social Sciences (GFR)

HIST 362 (3.00)

Medieval Europe and the Mediterranean World

An introduction to medieval society in Europe and the Mediterranean world from 1000 to 1500 emphasizing cultural, religious, economic and political change. While some medieval authorities saw their world as divided among those who fought (armored knights), worked (peasants in the fields), prayed (bishops and priests), this course also considers how women, Jews, Muslims and foreigners fit into a world ruled and defined for the most part by Christian men. Recommended Preparation: HIST 110, or HIST 111.
   Course ID: 054733
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Social Sciences (GEP), Culture (GFR), Social Sciences (GFR)

HIST 363 (3.00)

The Crusades

The Crusades is a study of peace and war in the middle ages. This course will examine medieval society at the time of the crusades, including society in Byzantium and in Islamic territories; we will examine and analyze the development of the idea of crusading, and how the crusades permanently changed the political and social structure of Europe, the Balkans, and the Middle East. Students will read both primary and secondary sources. Recommended Course Preparation: Any 100-level Social Science course (this is the same recommendation for all 300-level History courses)
   Course ID: 101749
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Social Sciences (GEP)

HIST 364 (3.00)

The Rise of Islam

This course explores the origins and development of the culture and society of Islam, a community that today represents over 1.2 billion people. We will examine Islam¿s genesis in central Arabia in the sixth century, its expansion into the Mediterranean basin and east to India, and its main intellectual and philosophical currents. The course ends with the rise of the Ottoman Empire, the Islamic ¿superpower¿ that lasted until the 20th century. Course Preparation: Any 100 or 200 level SS course
   Course ID: 101747
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Social Sciences (GEP)

HIST 365 (3.00)

War in the Modern World

   Course ID: 054686
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

HIST 366 (3.00)

Doing It: Case Studies in the History of Western Sexuality

This course will explore how sexuality works in Western history. We will work with the contention that sexuality, along with connected notions of masculinity and femininity, are largely social constructions, and have been the object of intense social scrutiny and political regulation. We will investigate sexual desire and behavior, and sexual and gender ideologies, and will explore how they relate to a variety of topics such as race, marriage, reproduction, same-sex relations, religion, and the politics of state building. Recommended Course Preparation:Any 100 SS or C course
   Course ID: 101930
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: GWST 366

HIST 369 (3.00)

Darwinism: The Evolutionary Perspective

The spread of evolutionary thought in Europe and America, the nature of the Darwinian revolution, its transformation of the biological and social sciences, and its effect in the larger culture. Recommended Preparation: Any 100-level Social Science course or junior/senior standing.
   Course ID: 054687
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Social Sciences (GEP), Social Sciences (GFR)

HIST 370 (3.00)

History Of The Jews In The United States

The history of the Jews in the United States from the earliest settlements to the present. The course focuses on political, economic, religious and cultural developments, anti-Semitism, and the rise of American Jewry to a position of leadership and responsibility in the world Jewish community. Special emphasis is placed on comparing and contrasting the American-Jewish historical experience with prior Jewish historical experiences in Europe. Recommended Preparation: One course in American or European history.
   Course ID: 050167
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: JDST 370
   Attributes: Social Sciences (GEP), Social Sciences (GFR)

HIST 371 (3.00)

History And Film

This course looks at film and history of the 1930s in Nazi Germany, Stalinist Soviet Union and New Deal America. Using films as historical sources, the course will study images, representations and daily life as it was reflected and refracted through popular, entertainment film.
   Course ID: 054688
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GFR), Culture (GFR)

HIST 373 (3.00)

History of the Holocaust

An interdisciplinary examination of the attempted destruction of the Jews of Europe and their culture, as well as the persecution of others on the basis of physical and emotional disabilities, ethnicity, politics, religion and sexual orientation at the hands of the Nazis and their collaborators during WWII. The course will briefly survey the migration of Jews to Europe, the history of anti-Semitism and "scientific" racism, the circumstances in Europe that allowed the rise of the National Socialist movement and the pre-WWII Nazi policies of discrimination. It then will focus on the perpetrators, victims and bystanders of the "Final Solution" and conclude with an analysis of the legacy of the Holocaust. Recommended Preparation: Any 100-level Social Science course or junior/senior status.
   Course ID: 050155
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Course Equivalents: HIST 373H, JDST 373H
   Same as Offering: JDST 373
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Social Sciences (GEP), Culture (GFR), Social Sciences (GFR)

HIST 373H (3.00)

History of the Holocaust

An interdisciplinary examination of the attempted destruction of the Jews of Europe and their culture, as well as the persecution of others on the basis of physical and emotional disabilities, ethnicity, politics, religion and sexual orientation at the hands of the Nazis and their collaborators during WWII. The course will briefly survey the migration of Jews to Europe, the history of anti-Semitism and "scientific" racism, the circumstances in Europe that allowed the rise of the National Socialist movement and the pre-WWII Nazi policies of discrimination. It then will focus on the perpetrators, victims and bystanders of the "Final Solution" and conclude with an analysis of the legacy of the Holocaust. Recommended Preparation: Any 100-level Social Science course or junior/senior status.
   Course ID: 100340
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Course Equivalents: HIST 373, JDST 373
   Same as Offering: JDST 373H
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Social Sciences (GEP), Culture (GFR), Social Sciences (GFR)

HIST 374 (3.00)

European Women's History 1200-1750

An examination of the status and roles of women in European society through out the Middle Ages and Early Modern period. Through a mixture of secondary readings, primary sources, and film, this course investigates ideas about women and gender as well as the actions and ideas of women in the past. Topics include women and religion, women and work, women's household and familial roles, women and sexuality, women and politics, and women's education and writings. Recommended Preparation: Any 100-level social science course or junior/senior status
   Course ID: 050135
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: GWST 374
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Social Sciences (GEP), Culture (GFR), Social Sciences (GFR)

HIST 375 (3.00)

European Women's History, 1750- Present

Examination of women in European society from the mid-eighteenth century to the present. The course emphasizes women's life experiences within the context of larger historical changes in Europe (including the economy, cultural life, and social movements). Thus, a major goal of the course is to present women's history both as an integral part of European social and cultural history and as a unique subject of historical investigation. Students will learn to think critically about historical arguments and to understand both the difference that gender makes in history and the differences among women's historical experiences. The course will examine how diversity of class, race and nation shaped women's lives by focusing on white aristocratic, middle-class and working- class women, as well as colonized and women of color.
   Course ID: 050123
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: GWST 375
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Social Sciences (GEP), Culture (GFR), Social Sciences (GFR)

HIST 376 (3.00)

European Women's History, 1914 - Present

An examination of the role of women in European society from the eve of World War I until the present. Because the approach will be from a political, social, economic and cultural history perspective, readings will include a women's history textbook, primary documents, autobiographical and biographical sketches, historical fiction and scholarly analysis of the role of gender in 20th-century Europe. Recommended Preparation: Any 100-level social science course, 200-level literature course, junior/senior standing.
   Course ID: 050104
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: GWST 376
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Social Sciences (GEP), Culture (GFR), Social Sciences (GFR)

HIST 377 (3.00)

The Jewish American Experience in Film

This course explores the experiences of Jews in twentieth century America as portrayed in film through various themes that have helped to shape American Jewish identity. By examining cinematic representations in light of historical background, students will evaluate stereotypes and fictional images presented of Jews. Students will acquire critical movie-viewing skills as well as insight into the contemporary popular Jewish imagination. Recommended Preparation: HIST 102 or JDST274 or JDST370 .
   Course ID: 050169
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: JDST 371
   Attributes: Social Sciences (GEP), Social Sciences (GFR)

HIST 378 (3.00)

Eastern Europe Since 1878

   Course ID: 054691
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Social Sciences (GFR)

HIST 380 (3.00)

Women and Gender in Asia

An examination of the role of women and gender in Japan, China and Korea since ancient times. Topics include the influence of gender roles in work, marriage, sexuality and birth control practices. Scholarly analysis, historical fiction and film will be used. Recommended Preparation: Any 100-level social science course .
   Course ID: 050127
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: GWST 380
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Culture (GFR)

HIST 381 (3.00)

From Samurai to "Salariman": Japanese History through Film and Literature

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. Recommended Preparation: Any 100-level social science course.
   Course ID: 054692
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Culture (GFR)

HIST 382 (3.00)

PACIFIC CROSSINGS: RACE, WAR, AND GENDER IN ASIAN MIGRATIONS

In this course, we will study the transnational history of Asian migrations from the mid-nineteenth century to the present, placing particular focus on Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Filipino, Indian, Vietnamese, and Hmong migrations. We will examine the tumultuous history that both sparked migrations and, at times, tried to prevent them in an effort to understand what was happening in homelands left behind and American destinations, along with the networks of communication and travel that connect them. Recommended course Preparation: Any lower level SS course
   Course ID: 101748
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Social Sciences (GEP)

HIST 383 (3.00)

Japan in the Shogun Age

The history of Tokugawa (1600-1868) or early modern Japan: the age of shogun, samurai, castle-towns, kabuki actors, geisha courtesans and woodblock prints. Emphasis will be placed on the problem of how warriors produced more than two centuries of peace. The course also will investigate the political, economic and cultural patterns that laid the foundation for Japan's emergence as a modern nation. Recommended Preparation: Any 100-level social science course.
   Course ID: 054693
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Culture (GFR)

HIST 385 (3.00)

Contemporary Japan, 1945 to the Present

History of Japan from the end of the World War II to the present: the American occupation, political and constitutional changes, economic recovery and the politics of Japanese capitalism, social changes, education and student radicalism, problems of a postindustrial society and the foreign policy of Japan.
   Course ID: 054694
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

HIST 387 (3.00)

Medicine and Health Care in China

This course examines the historical development of modern medicine and health care in modern and contemporary China. Topics include the indigenous medical system, especially acupuncture and pharmacology; the role of Western medical missionaries; the activities and contributions of the Rockefeller Foundation; the legacy of the pre-Communist medical system; health policies of the Communists after 1949; the mass line in medicine; traditional medicine in contemporary China; health care organizations; barefoot doctors and the rural health care network; recent changes and the impact of the Four Modernizations on the health system. Recommended Preparation: Any 100-level social science course, junior/senior standing.
   Course ID: 054696
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Culture (GFR)

HIST 388 (3.00)

Society and Culture in China

This course is a study of Chinese society and culture focusing on the main features of society, cultural developments and currents of thought in traditional and modern times. Recommended Preparation: Any 100-level social science course.
   Course ID: 054697
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Culture (GFR)

HIST 389 (3.00)

Islamic Culture and Society: 570-1560 CE

This course traces the origins and development of the culture and society of Islam, a community that today represents over 1.2 billion people. Beginning with the origin of Islam in the cultural norms and ideal of central Arabia in the late sixth century, the course proceeds to examine the physical expansion of Islam into the Mediterranean basin and east to India, intellectual and philosophical currents, and finally the development of the Ottoman Empire, the Islamic "superpower" that lasted until the 20th century. Particular attention will be paid to cross-culturalinfluences and communication with western Europe, including the reception and assimilation of Islamic philosophical tradition by medieval European universities.
   Course ID: 100187
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

HIST 391 (3.00)

Internship in History

Recommended Preparation: Formal application and acceptance by the history department
   Course ID: 054698
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Field Studies

HIST 400 (1.00 - 3.00)

Special Projects in History

Note: Open to junior/senior history majors with special study projects and at least a B average in history. In extraordinary circumstances, exceptions may be made with permission of the instructor.
   Course ID: 054702
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Independent Study

HIST 401 (3.00)

The American South to 1865

This course explores the history of the American South from the arrival of Europeans until the beginning of the Civil War. We will explore this region as a place where three cultures - Native American, European, and African - intersected, and trace the ways in which they influenced each other, as well as, the role the South played in the history of the American nation as a whole. Recommended Preparation: HIST 101 or HIST102, plus junior/senior status.
   Course ID: 054703
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

HIST 402 (3.00)

The American South Since Reconstruction

This course will examine the contours of life in the American South since the end of the Civil War. Given the South's history of segregation, race is central to understanding Southern identity. We will explore life on both sides of the color line, and will consider ways in which racial identity interacted with class and gender to inform economic development, political and social change, and popular culture in the nineteenth and twentieth century South. Recommended Preparation: HIST 101 or HIST102, plus junior/senior status.
   Course ID: 054704
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

HIST 405 (3.00)

Comparative Slavery: Africa and the New World

Historical examination and comparison of the emergence of domestic slavery in Africa and chattel slavery in the New World and the Americas. Explores the social conditions that shaped these institutions and that led to overt and covert forms of resistance and slavery's eventual decline. Recommended Preparation: AFST 212 or AFST352 or junior/senior standing
   Course ID: 050017
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: AFST 420

HIST 406 (3.00)

The Atlantic World: The Shared History of Europeans, Africans, and Native Americans

Starting in the 1400s, people around the Atlantic began to interact, using the ocean as their highway. In the process of connecting with each other, Africans, Europeans and Americans transformed themselves and each other, creating new worlds, both in the Americas and at home, for all. The relatively new field of Atlantic history was developed to study these connections and transformations in the early modern period as well as how they changed over time. This course will not concern itself exclusively with one area, nor follow necessarily a chronological path. We will study the making of an Atlantic working class, coerced labor, piracy, maronage, native rebellions and anti-colonial revolutions. Recommended Course Preparation HIST 341.
   Course ID: 100518
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

HIST 411 (3.00)

Service Learning in Public History

This is a research intensive course designed to provide students with real-world experience in the development and implementation of a public history project. The course will typically be taught in cooperation with an external partner for whom the class project meets a pressing need. The specific content of the course will vary based on instructor expertise and partner needs. Students in the course will receive intensive training in a marketable skill, such as oral history interviewing, historic site documentation, digital storytelling, program development, or interpretation. They will complete a project on behalf of a local public history organization, building a relevant work history with faculty guidance and supervision.
   Course ID: 101989
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Public History Practice, Service Learning in Public History
   Requirement Group: You must have completed HIST 201 and HIST 300.

HIST 413 (3.00)

American Revolution

This course will explore the era of the American Revolution. We will examine what many historians call the "long Revolution," from the 1760s until about 1800. The course will emphasize the internal revolution within American society that was sparked by the conflict with Britain. This internal revolution saw different groups of peoples trying to enact conflicting visions of freedom and democracy. As part of this project, we'll try to understand what the Revolution meant to prominent "founding fathers" such as Thomas Jefferson and John Adams as well as what it meant to ordinary people: farmers, artisans, women, slaves, and Indians. Recommended Course Preparation : History 101 or 341 or 340
   Course ID: 101934
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

HIST 415 (3.00)

Advanced Public History

This is a seminar style course for students considering graduate study or a career in public history. Public historians produce original interpretations that build bridges between scholarship and everyday life by respecting the ways in which their partners and audiences use history, and by balancing professional authority against community needs. Students will read and discuss texts that explore the history, best practices, and core values of public history. Students will also gain experience in the collaborative methodologies that distinguish public history from other forms of historical professionalism.
   Course ID: 101990
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed HIST201 and either HIST300 or AMST205.

HIST 420 (3.00)

American Political Development

In this course we will explore the changing institutions - which include both the ideas and organizations - that have undergirded America's governing system. The course will provide students with fundamental historical knowledge about key issues in American political and policy history, particularly after 1865. Second, this course will help students explore historiographical debates and scholarly discussions about the factors driving political change. Finally, students will examine the notion and meaning of "American exceptionalism."
   Course ID: 101936
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

HIST 422 (3.00)

Seeing and Obscuring: Documenting America in the Modern Era, 1877-1945

For some Americans, the broad transformations that led to the emergence of modern America inspired great optimism and encouraged innovation. For others, changes in American habits and values inspired fear and nostalgia. Interestingly, both reactions can be found underneath a broad cultural trend prevalent during this period: the impulse to define, document, and interpret an authentic American culture. This seminar style American history class will examine this trend, training students to think about the ways in which four specific forms of cultural production --photography, preservation, tourism/spectacle, and documentary film --shaped Americans' collective identity and continue to impact our sense of who we are as a nation. Recommended Course Preparation: HIST 102 OR HIST 319 OR AMST 100.
   Course ID: 101991
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

HIST 429 (3.00)

The History of Baltimore

An examination of the growth of Baltimore from the 18th century to the present. Major themes are the evolution of urban government and politics, the development of the urban economy from a commercial port to an industrial center and then to the post-industrial era, the growth of the urban physical plant and its expansion into the metropolitan region in the 20th century, and the changing relationships of Baltimore's socio-economic groups. Recommended Preparation: HIST 101 or HIST102, plus junior/senior status.
   Course ID: 054714
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

HIST 435 (3.00)

Twentieth-Century American Foreign Policy

A history of America's relations with other countries since 1919.
   Course ID: 054716
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

HIST 445 (3.00)

History of Science to 1700

The story of the growth of scientific knowledge in the West. Topics include views of nature in traditional societies, Babylonian mathematics and astronomy, Egyptian medicine, the work of the ancient Greeks, medieval European and Arabic science, the Copernican revolution, the relationship between religion and science, and the Scientific Revolution. Recommended Preparation: HIST 100 or HIST 110 or HIST 111 and junior/senior status.
   Course ID: 054721
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Course Equivalents: HIST 445H
   Attributes: Social Sciences (GEP), Writing Intensive, Social Sciences (GFR)

HIST 445H (3.00)

History of Science to 1700

The story of the growth of scientific knowledge in the West. Topics include views in nature in traditional societies, Babylonian mathematics and astronomy, Egyptioan medicine, the work of the ancient Greeks, medieval European and Arabic science, the Copernican revolution, the relationship between religion and science, and the Scientific Revolution.
   Course ID: 100041
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Course Equivalents: HIST 445
   Attributes: Social Sciences (GEP), Writing Intensive, Social Sciences (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must complete HIST100 or HIST110 or HIST111 with a C or better and have Junior/Senior status.

HIST 446 (3.00)

History of Science Since 1700

A survey of the history of Western science since the 18th century, emphasizing the development of various scientific fields within their institutional settings and the professionalization of the role of the scientist. Recommended Preparation: HIST 100, HIST 110, or HIST 111, junior/senior status.
   Course ID: 054722
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Social Sciences (GEP), Writing Intensive, Social Sciences (GFR)

HIST 446H (3.00)

Honors-History of Science Since 1700

A survey of the history of Western science since the 18th century, emphasizing the development of various scientific fields within their institutional settings and the professionalization of the role of the scientist.
   Course ID: 100306
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Social Sciences (GEP), Writing Intensive, Social Sciences (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must complete HIST100 or HIST110 or HIST111 with a C or better and have Junior/Senior status.

HIST 447 (3.00)

The Civil Rights Movement

This course explores the African American struggle for full citizenship rights in the United States during the middle years of the twentieth century. It will focus on the individuals and organizations that used litigation, boycott, and nonviolent civil disobedience to desegregate America society during the period 1954 to 1968, when they achieved their greatest legislative and judicial victories. This class will also explore alternative strategies available to African Americans during this period,why nonviolence and desegregation became dominant, and how/why they were challenged as the 1960s came to a close. Recommended Course Preparation: HIST101 or HIST102
   Course ID: 054723
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

HIST 450 (3.00)

Social History of American Medicine

The history of American health care, hospitals and ambulatory care facilities, the role of government, public health programs, and social issues such as smoking and abortion.
   Course ID: 050156
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: SOCY 457
   Requirement Group: You must complete one Social Science, Biology, or Chemistry course and your academic standing must be junior.

HIST 453 (3.00)

Ancient Greece

A history of Greece from the earliest times to the death of Alexander. Topics include the Aegean Bronze Age, Greek colonization and the tyrants, Sparta, Athens, the Persian Wars, the classical age and the Peloponnesian War, the rise of Macedonia, and Alexander the Great and his impact. Recommended Preparation: HIST 100, HIST 110, or HIST 111 junior/senior status.
   Course ID: 054726
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Social Sciences (GEP), Culture (GFR), Social Sciences (GFR)

HIST 454 (3.00)

Hellenistic World and Rome

   Course ID: 054727
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

HIST 455 (3.00)

The Roman Republic

A history of ancient Rome from the earliest times to 31 B.C.E. Topics include Roman imperialism in Italy and the Mediterranean, the conflict of the orders, the Punic Wars and the collapse of the republic. Recommended Preparation: HIST 100, HIST 110, or HIST 111, junior/senior status
   Course ID: 054728
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Social Sciences (GEP), Culture (GFR), Social Sciences (GFR)

HIST 456 (3.00)

The Roman Empire

A history of ancient Rome from the Augustan Age to the disintegration of the empire in the West. Topics include the Pax Romana, the military monarchy and anarchy, the reorganization of the empire by Diocletian and Constantine, the rise of Christianity and the final collapse of the empire. Recommended Preparation: HIST 100 or HIST 110 or HIST 111, junior/ senior status
   Course ID: 054729
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Social Sciences (GEP), Culture (GFR), Social Sciences (GFR)

HIST 457 (3.00)

Byzantine Civilization

Byzantine state, with particular attention to the art, institutions and ideals that shaped its long history. Recommended Preparation: HIST 100 or HIST 110 or HIST 111, junior/ senior status.
   Course ID: 054730
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Culture (GFR)

HIST 458 (3.00)

Japan to 1800

The history of Japan from the origins of the Japanese people through the height of Tokugawa rule. Some areas of focus will be an examination through archaeological sources of Japan's beginnings, the transition of Japanese society from courtier to warrior rule during the 11th through 14th centuries and the process of political unification of the 16th century. Recommended Preparation: HIST100 or HIST110 or HIST111, junior/senior status
   Course ID: 054731
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Social Sciences (GEP), Culture (GFR), Social Sciences (GFR)

HIST 459 (3.00)

Japan since 1800

Beginning with Japan's early modern past and its forced emergence from isolation, this course will explore Japan's rise as a modern state, its plunge into militarism and war, and its subsequent rapid emergence as one of the world's leading nations. Recommended Preparation: HIST 100 or HIST 110 or HIST 111, junior/senior status.
   Course ID: 054732
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Social Sciences (GEP), Culture (GFR), Social Sciences (GFR)

HIST 463 (3.00)

Jews, Christians and Muslims in the Middle Ages

This course examines moments of contact and conflict between the three major monotheistic faiths of the medieval period: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Topics will include an examination of the scriptural foundations of the three faiths and their influence on topics such as law, violence, conversion, ritual, and legend. The course provides an overview of how individuals and leadership within the three faiths interacted with each other. Recommended Preparation: HIST 100 or HIST 110, or HIST 111 or JDST 100 or RLST100 or 200-level course, and junior/senior standing.
   Course ID: 050151
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: JDST 463, RLST 463

HIST 465 (3.00)

The Renaissance

A history of Europe from 1300 to 1500 with emphasis on the economy, institutions and culture of the Italian city-state; the movement toward capitalism and the national state; the erosion of the medieval synthesis and the growth of religious heterodoxy. Recommended Preparation: HIST 100, HIST 110, or HIST 111, junior/senior status.
   Course ID: 054734
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Social Sciences (GEP), Social Sciences (GFR)

HIST 466 (3.00)

The Reformation

The economic and political conditions, the popular movements and the theological controversies that led to the overthrow of the Catholic Church's monopoly of religious loyalties, thereby turning Europeans against one another on a national/religious basis. Attention is focused on the lives and ideas of the leading reformers. Recommended Preparation: HIST 100 or HIST 110 or HIST 111, plus junior/senior status.
   Course ID: 050157
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: RLST 466
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Social Sciences (GEP), Culture (GFR), Social Sciences (GFR)

HIST 468 (3.00)

The Age of Enlightenment

A study of the major works of the Enlightenment in Western Europe. The literature and philosophy of the Enlightenment are examined within the political and social history of the 18th century. Readings include Voltaire, Rousseau, Hume and Kant. Recommended Preparation: HIST 100 or HIST 110, or HIST 111, plus junior/senior status.
   Course ID: 054735
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Social Sciences (GEP), Culture (GFR), Social Sciences (GFR)

HIST 470 (3.00)

Tudor and Stuart England: 1485-1714

An introduction to British politics, society, economy, religion and culture during the 16th and 17th centuries. It is under the Tudors that England developed into a strong and relatively wealthy nation state. The country also underwent revolutions in culture (the Renaissance) and religion (the Reformation). The 17th century was a turbulent one, with unemployment and poverty, witchcraft accusations and civil wars affecting the British people. But Britain also was emerging as a colonial naval and trading power, as well as a center of the Scientific Revolution. Recommended Preparation: HIST 100 or HIST 110, or HIST 111, plus junior/senior status.
   Course ID: 054736
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

HIST 471 (3.00)

Britain in the Industrial Revolution: 1714-1848

An examination of the impact of the Industrial Revolution on British society, with particular reference to the themes of social and economic change, the rise of social classes and class consciousness, early feminism and gender relations, and the genesis of modern party politics. Recommended Preparation: HIST 100 or HIST 110 or HIST 111 and junior/senior status.
   Course ID: 054737
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

HIST 472 (3.00)

Victorian Britain

An examination of the main social, political and economic trends in Victorian Britain, with particular reference to the themes of parliamentary reform and the genesis of modern party politics, the Irish problem and new imperialism, the condition of the people question, the revival of socialism and the struggle for women's suffrage. Recommended Preparation: HIST 100 or HIST 110 or HIST 111 and junior/senior status .
   Course ID: 054738
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

HIST 473 (3.00)

Twentieth-Century Britain: The Age of Decline

An examination of the causes and consequences of Britain's 20th-century descent from its preeminent position of the Workshop of the World in the 19th century to its present-day status as the Sick Woman of Europe. Particular attention will be paid to the contemporary debates around the various dimensions of decline, the succession of counter-strategies adopted or canvassed to halt or reverse this process, the impact of the two world wars, and the evolution of domestic social and economic policy. Recommended Preparation: HIST 100 or HIST 110 or HIST 111 and junior/senior status.
   Course ID: 054739
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

HIST 477 (3.00)

History of China to 1644

Chinese history from ancient times to the mid-17th century, with special attention paid to the development of society, thought, economy and political institutions. Recommended Preparation: HIST 100 or HIST 110 or HIST 111, plus junior/ senior status.
   Course ID: 054743
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

HIST 478 (3.00)

History of China, 1644 to 1912

Chinese history from the beginning of the Ch'ing dynasty to the founding of the republic in 1912. A study of the disintegration of traditional China and the intrusion of the West. Special emphasis is placed on the re-evaluation of the nature of Western imperialism in China and the rise of Chinese nationalism. Recommended Preparation: HIST 100, HIST 110, or HIST 111, plus junior/senior status.
   Course ID: 054744
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

HIST 479 (3.00)

History of China, 1912-1949

From the beginning of the republic to the founding of the communist regime in 1949: the growth of modern Chinese nationalism and anti-imperialism, the struggle for power between the nationalists and Communists, the social and economic revolution, the war with Japan and the American failure in China. Recommended Preparation: HIST 100 or HIST 110, or HIST 111, plus junior/senior status.
   Course ID: 054745
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

HIST 480 (3.00)

Contemporary China, 1949 to the Present

Chinese history from the founding of the Communist regime in 1949 to the present: ideology and organization of the new regime, the role of the Communist party and the People's Liberation Army, social changes and thought reform, arts and culture, the cultural revolution and the Gang of Four, the Four Modernizations, the democratic movement and China's foreign policy. Recommended Preparation: HIST 100 or HIST 110 or HIST111, plus junior/senior status.
   Course ID: 054746
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

HIST 481 (3.00)

History of Modern France, 1789-1989

A survey and an analysis of French society and political institutions from the era of the great revolution to its bicentennial anniversary, covering the impact of Napoleon and 19th-century conservatism, as well as the formation of republican regimes in the 20th century. Recommended Preparation: HIST 100 or HIST 110, or HIST 111, plus junior/senior status .
   Course ID: 054747
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

HIST 483 (3.00)

German History: 1789 to 1914

History of the German states from the French Revolution through national unification, the Bismarckian era and the Wilhelminian era up until the outbreak of World War I. Emphasis is on the struggles between nationalism, conservatism,liberalism and social democracy in the new German empire. Includes a cultural,social and political approach. Recommended Preparation: HIST 100 or HIST 110, or HIST 111, plus junior/senior status .
   Course ID: 054749
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

HIST 484 (3.00)

German History: 1914 to the Present

History of Germany from World War I, through the Weimar Republic, the Third Reich, the Allied occupation, and the founding and development of the two Germanies. Emphasis is on the development of economic and military strength, political and social upheaval, cultural responses to war and role of Nazism in modern German history. Recommended Preparation: HIST 100 or HIST 110, or HIST 111, plus junior/senior status.
   Course ID: 054750
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

HIST 485 (3.00)

Russia to 1900

A history of Russia from its origins to the end of the 19th century. Topics covered include Kievan Russia, the rise of Muscovy, the reforms of Peter the Great, the evolution of society under Peter's successors, the "golden age" of Russian culture and industrialization, and the development of the revolutionary movement. Recommended Preparation: HIST 100 or HIST 110 or HIST 111, plus junior/senior status .
   Course ID: 054751
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Social Sciences (GEP), Culture (GFR), Social Sciences (GFR)

HIST 486 (3.00)

Soviet History on Trial

Students try four important cases in Soviet history and examine the full range of 20th century Russian history: radical socialism and the Russian Revolutions of 1917, the socialist social and cultural experiments of the twenties, the Stalinist Revolution, World War II, the Khrushchev Thaw, Brezhnev-era stagnation, the Gorbachev experiment, the collapse of the Soviet Union, and aftermath. Recommended Preparation: HIST 100 or HIST 110 or HIST 111, plus junior/ senior status.
   Course ID: 054752
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Social Sciences (GEP), Culture (GFR), Social Sciences (GFR)

HIST 487 (3.00)

Europe, 1815-1914

An examination of European history from the Congress of Vienna, which ended the Napoleonic Wars, until the eve of World War I. Emphasis will be placed on the impact of the Industrial Revolution on social classes, ideologies, gender roles, cultural trends, nation- and empire-building, and international competition in the 19th century. Recommended Preparation: HIST 100 or HIST 110, or HIST 111, plus junior/senior status.
   Course ID: 054753
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Social Sciences (GEP), Culture (GFR), Social Sciences (GFR)

HIST 488 (3.00)

Europe, 1914 to the Present

The history of Europe from the outbreak of World War I until the present. Emphasis on the origins and the social and political impact of the two world wars, the Russian Revolution, the rise of fascism in inter-war Europe, and the decline and the division of Europe after 1945, as well as its more recent revival and developing unity. Recommended Preparation: HIST100 or HIST110 or HIST111, plus junior/senior status.
   Course ID: 054754
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Social Sciences (GEP), Culture (GFR), Social Sciences (GFR)

HIST 490 (3.00)

Honors - Selected Topics in History

Topics to be announced each semester offered. Recommended Preparation: Honors College student status and any 100-level Social Science course, junior/senior status.
   Course ID: 054755
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

HIST 493 (3.00)

Seminar in European History

Special topics course. Intensive study and discussion of the historical literature on a particular issue, problem or period of European history. Topic will be announced in advance by the instructor.
   Course ID: 054758
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Colloquium European Hist, Seminar in Family History

HIST 494 (3.00)

Seminar in World History

Special topics course. Intensive study and discussion of the historical literature on a particular issue, problem or period of world history. Topic will be announced in advance by the instructor.
   Course ID: 054759
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Thinking About Ussr, Hist Of Modern S E Asia, Post Ww II Europe, The Age Of Caesar, Ancient Trade, Christians,Jews,Muslims, Japan's Samurai, Colloquium World History, Gender In 20Th Europe, Reflections On Cold War, City/Society: Edo Japan, Scientific Voyages, Femininity & Masculinity in the Middle Ages, Gender, Ideology and War in 20th Century Europe, Mexican Revolution

HIST 495 (3.00)

Seminar in American History

Special topics course. Intensive study and discussion of the historical literature on a particular issue, problem or period of American history. Topic will be announced in advance by the instructor.
   Course ID: 054760
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Collqm: US During 1920's, Industrial City In Amer, Colloq:, Slavery To Industrialztn, Society In Nyc,1790-1930, Colloquium:Amer History, Heritage Tourism, Colloq: New Polticl Hist, Clqm:Baltimore 1865-1930, Colloq:Hist Of Amer Sci, Histography Of Civil War, The Cold War And After, Public History, Top:Professions In Amer, Pol/Admin Hist Nuc Age, Colloquium In Amer Hist, US And China Relataions, Public Hist/Public Cult, Sci In American Culture, Democracy In Early Amer, Cold War To War On Trrsm, US Sci Tech/Plcy Cld Wr, Slavery Western World, Intro To Public History, Coll:Pol/Admin History, Coll:Technology/Culture, Colloquium: Amer History, Orig Of US Envir Policy, Colloquiem:Amer Hist, American East Asian Rlts, Amer Cities In 20Th Cent, Colloq: Policy History, Practice In Public Hist, Cyberspace And New Media, U.S. China Relations, Cold War To Terror War, Coll:Professions In Amer, Colloq: Polit/Admin Hist, Colloquium: Amer Hist, Amer Hist Thru Biography, Pub History/Pub Culture, The US & E. Asia 20Th C., US And East Asia, Native Americans, Amer Women & Social Mov, Racial Poli Of Black Per, History,Science &Museums, Maryland In History, Relig/Rebel Early Amer, US And East Asia: 20Th C, Public Hist: Oral & Vid, Dutch Colonialism, Archival Administration, 20Th Cent U.S. Politics, Entering The Nuclear Age, Colloq:Stud Of Biography, Clqm: Amer Pol Institute, The Cold War, Cyperspace & New Media, Colloquium, Prac. In Public History, History Of Science&Tech., Oral History, US History & Environment, Progressive Era Reform, Readings In Amer Soc His, 2001 A Space Odyssey, Early Baltimore, Views From Public Hist, History Of Science, Social Justice in the New Nation, Constitutional History, Science, Technology, and Culture, Community History, Rebels & Revolutionaries in Atlantic World, Environment & Baltimore History, Modern American Culture, Asian American History, The Atlantic World, Activism/Digital Storytelling, Music in American History, Gender/Crime in Am Hist Memory, Slavery Abol. Eman. in the US, Civil Rights in America, US Science & Tech Since 1946, US Sci Tec Policy Since 1946, Rebels & Revolutionaries, Chocolate City: Race and Politics in Nation Cap., History and Memory: Nation as imag. landsc, Slavery & Freedom in Atlantic World, Adam Smith meets Uncle Sam: Bus/Econ Pol. Hist, 19th Century U.S., The U.S. in the World, The Arts in the Military, The US Through Foreign Eyes, Civil War in History & Memory

HIST 496 (3.00)

Historical Research

Historical methodology with respect to research, organization and preparation of materials. Written and oral reports and a research paper are required. The course is oriented around a specific topic in American history, to be chosen by individual professor.
   Course ID: 054761
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Myth,Memory & Civil War, Race Ethnicity Amer Migr, US, Colloq:Strctrlsm/Deconst, Historical Research, US In Depression & War, Aviation & Space Flight, United States In Depress, Memory & Commemoration, Maryland's Cities, Towns, U.S. And Vietnam, Race And Ethnicity, Colonial Maryland, Afam Migration/ Jim Crow, The American Revolution, US History & Environment, Whose Amer. Revolution?, Proto-Marxism:17-18Th C., Colloquium:Proto-Marxism, New Deal Culture, History of Science & Tech in American Society, Social Movements in Modern Ame, Catastrophes in American History, 20th Century U.S. History, Research in UMBC's Special Collections, Cold War, Ethnicity, Race, and Am. Immig. Narritiv, Science, Tech. and Society, Modern American Culture, Healthcare in Modern America, Borders and Nationalism, Colonial Londontown, Inventing American Identity, American Borders & Nationalism, Gender/Race in Amer. Pop Cult.
   Attributes: Writing Intensive
   Requirement Group: You must complete HIST 201 with a "C" or better

HIST 497 (3.00)

Historical Research:

Historical methodology with respect to research, organization and preparation of materials. Written and oral reports and a research paper are required. The course is oriented around a specific topic in European and world history, to be chosen by individual professor. Recommended Preparation: junior/senior status or permission of the instructor.
   Course ID: 054762
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: European Renaissance, European Environ History, Europe/Entrepreneurship, Historical Research, 3rd Reich Rmbrd In US, Wmn Wk In Erly Mdn Eurpe, History And Memory, US Imperialism & Japan, Colloq: Modernity, Disease In Modern China, 18Th Century London, Explorers & Exploration, Europe And Discovery, Medicine/Hea Care/China, The Darwinian Revolution, The American Occ. Of Jpn, Enlightenment London, Early Modern European Culture, Business Women Entrepreneurs in the 18th Century, Atomic Intelligence: the Wartime Search for Secr, The History of Diseases in China, Victorian Britain, Entrepreneurs in 18th Cent. London, Japan, Japan and the U.S.: The first Century (1797-1897), Witches & Witchcraft in 16 & 17th Centuries, Entrepreneurs in 18th cent. England, Modern European Culture, The People's War:British Home Front, Borders and Nationalism, British Home Front in WWII, I Spy:Soviet Espionage in the US,1927-1954, Making Modern Europe, Witches and Witchcraft
   Attributes: Writing Intensive
   Requirement Group: You must complete HIST 201 with a "C" or better

HIST 498 (3.00)

Honors Thesis in History I

Research and writing of honors thesis in history. HIST498 and HIST499 comprise a two-semester sequence and are part of the departmental honors program. (For further information on HIST 498 and HIST499 and on the Honors Program in history, inquire at the departmental office.)
   Course ID: 054763
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Independent Study

HIST 499 (3.00)

Honors Thesis in History II

Research and writing of honors thesis in history. HIST 498 and HIST499 comprise a two-semester sequence and are part of the departmental honors program.
   Course ID: 054764
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Independent Study
   Attributes: Writing Intensive

Political Science

POLI 100 (3.00)

American Government and Politics

An introduction to American national government and politics. An examination of the ideas, institutions and processes that define the American political system. Intended as a first course in political science for both majors and non -majors.
   Course ID: 056226
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Course Equivalents: POLI 100H, POLI 100Y
   Attributes: Social Sciences (GEP), Social Sciences (GFR)

POLI 100H (3.00)

American Government and Politics - Honors

An introduction to American national government and politics. An examination of the ideas, institutions and processes that define the American political system. Intended as a first course in political science for both majors and non majors.
   Course ID: 056227
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Discussion, Lecture
   Course Equivalents: POLI 100, POLI 100Y
   Attributes: Social Sciences (GEP), Social Sciences (GFR)

POLI 100Y (4.00)

American Government and Politics

An introduction to American national government and politics. An examination of the ideas, institutions and processes that define the American political system. Intended as a first course in political science for both majors and non-majors.
   Course ID: 056228
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Discussion, Lecture
   Course Equivalents: POLI 100, POLI 100H
   Attributes: Social Sciences (GEP), Social Sciences (GFR)

POLI 170 (3.00)

Politics, Culture, and Human Diversity

An introduction to the relationships among politics, culture and human diversity throughout the world. Can cultures and human diversity be judged by independent standards of justice? When does cultural diversity endanger political unity? Must religious nationalism endanger, and can secularism protect, cultural diversity?
   Course ID: 056232
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Social Sciences (GEP), Culture (GFR), Social Sciences (GFR)

POLI 200 (3.00)

Introduction to Political Science

An introduction to the science of politics addressing such fundamental problems, ideas and concepts as justice, power, equality, institutional principles and political behavior.
   Course ID: 056233
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Social Sciences (GEP), Social Sciences (GFR)

POLI 205 (3.00)

Civic Agency and Social Entrepreneurship

By building their theoretical knowledge and practical skills, this course empowers and prepares students to work effectively in their communities, social groups and democracy to initiate and achieve social change. Students will analyze and evaluate prevailing ideas about effective citizenship, activism, service and politics, including conventional assumptions about the limits of ordinary citizens' capacity to become agents of transformation. Students will work in teams to develop strategic plans for social change on campus and beyond.
   Course ID: 100366
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: AMST 205, SOCY 205

POLI 209 (1.00 - 3.00)

Selected Topics in Political Science

Study at an introductory level of a particular topic that overlaps two or more areas of political science. The specific topic will be announced before registration.
   Course ID: 056235
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Introduction To The Law, Mthd & Mtrls Of Research, Law And The Legal System, Civic Imag/Social Entrep, Presidential Elections, Politics & Religion, Chinese Politics

POLI 210 (3.00)

Political Philosophy

An introduction to the philosophical problems underlying political issues and the attempts through the centuries to solve these problems. Although covering many centuries of philosophy, we need not do so in chronological order. This course will introduce students to political philosophy and will, and at the same time, attempt to locate the role of philosophical reasoning within political science. Recommended Preparation: Sophomore standing or POLI 100.
   Course ID: 056236
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Course Equivalents: POLI 210H
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Arts and Humanities (GFR)

POLI 210H (3.00)

Political Philosophy

An introduction to the philosophical problems underlying political issues and the attempts through the centuries to solve these problems. Although covering many centuries of philosophy, we need not do so in chrono-logical order. This course will introduce students to political philosophy and will, and at the same time, attempt to locate the role of philosophical reasoning within political science. Recommended Preparation: Sophomore standing or POLI 100.
   Course ID: 100347
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Course Equivalents: POLI 210
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Arts and Humanities (GFR)

POLI 220 (3.00)

The U.S. Constitution: Where It Came From and What It Says

This course examines the circumstances leading to the Federal Convention of 1787 that drafted the U.S. Constitution, the deliberations and decisions of the convention, the basic structure of the document, the campaign for (and against) ratification of the Constitution, and the establishment of the U.S. government in 1789. It also examines the provisions of the Constitution and their impact on U.S. political institutions. This is not a course in constitutional law. Recommended Preparation: Sophomore standing or POLI 100.
   Course ID: 056237
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Social Sciences (GEP), Social Sciences (GFR)

POLI 230 (3.00)

Introduction to Constitutional Law (SS)

An examination of United States constitutional law by analyzing the leading decisions of the Supreme Court. Emphasis on the critical constitutional doctrines of separation of powers, federalism, tax and commerce power, and judicial review. A few leading cases on civil rights and civil liberties also will be covered. Recommended Preparation: POLI 100 or permission of the instructor.
   Course ID: 056240
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Social Sciences (GFR)

POLI 233 (3.00)

Common Law and Legal Analysis

This course will introduce students to the origins and basic elements of American Common Law. It also will introduce them to the case analysis method known as briefing. There will be particular emphasis on the development of students' analytical and writing skills. Recommended Preparation: Sophomore standing.
   Course ID: 056241
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

POLI 240 (3.00)

State and Local Politics

An introduction to the structures and political processes of state and local governments in the United States, with particular emphasis on Maryland. Recommended Preparation: Sophomore standing or POLI 100.
   Course ID: 056242
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Social Sciences (GFR)

POLI 250 (3.00)

Introduction to Public Administration and Policy

This course provides a basic understanding of the theories and practice of public administration: how public organizations are different from private organizations, the political context of public administration, the problems of bureaucratic power and control, organizational theory and personnel management, and core policy and management processes such as regulation and budgeting. Recommended Preparation: Sophomore standing or POLI 100.
   Course ID: 056243
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Social Sciences (GFR)

POLI 260 (3.00)

Comparative Politics

This introductory course provides a basic understanding of the fundamental concepts in comparative politics. During the semester, students will learn to think critically and analytically about politics. In addition, students will learn about different political systems across the globe and how they function and provide governance to citizens. Recommended Preparation: Sophomore standing or POLI 100.
   Course ID: 056244
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Social Sciences (GFR)

POLI 280 (3.00)

International Relations

This course is an introduction to the theory and practice of international relations. Students are taught the basic concepts, main theoretical approaches, and major issues in the study of world politics. The central purpose of the course is to help students develop the conceptual tools and analytical skills necessary for explaining international affairs. Students who choose to take POLI 280 MAY NOT subsequently enroll in POLI 281.
   Course ID: 056245
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Course Equivalents: POLI 280H
   Attributes: Social Sciences (GEP), Social Sciences (GFR)

POLI 280H (3.00)

International Relations

Study of politics among nations. Purpose is to identify theoretical guides to aid in the understanding of international politics. Contemporary problems and issues will be examined. Recommended Preparation: Sophomore standing or POLI 100.
   Course ID: 100343
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Course Equivalents: POLI 280
   Attributes: Social Sciences (GEP), Social Sciences (GFR)

POLI 281 (3.00)

International Relations (w/ writing focus)

This course is an introduction to the theory and practice of international relations. Students are taught the basic concepts, main theoretical approaches, and major issues in the study of world politics. The central purpose of the course is to help students develop the conceptual tools and analytical skills necessary for explaining international affairs. This course offers the same content as POLI 280; however, it is designed as a 'writing-intensive' version of the course. Students who choose to take POLI 281 MAY NOT subsequently take POLI 280.
   Course ID: 100547
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Social Sciences (GEP)

POLI 300 (4.00)

Quantitative Analysis in Political Science

The primary objective of this course is to help students understand and evaluate the kinds of quantitative information presented in tables, graphs, and statistics in political science textbooks and articles that are commonly invoked in debates concerning public affairs and public policy. It also helps develop students' own research skills. It focuses particularly on survey research on public opinion and voting behavior. Recommended Preparation: POLI 100 plus MATH 106 or a score on the LRC algebra placement exam suitable for a general education MATH course.
   Course ID: 056247
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

POLI 301 (3.00)

Research Methods in Political Science

This course focuses on the preparation of research designs, consideration of quantitative versus qualitative methods, problems of inference and causality, development of cases, and the uses of statistics. The primary objective is to develop students' research capabilities. Recommended Preparation: POLI 100 plus sophomore standing.
   Course ID: 056248
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Writing Intensive

POLI 304 (3.00)

Community Research

This course will involve undergraduate students in a team-based project to generate field research findings useful to a government or non-profit client/partner. The policy areas to be researched will include environment, health, housing, poverty, and urban development, among others. Team participants will include teaching and research faculty and staff, advanced graduate students, and a Sondheim Program-based Peaceworker. Undergraduates will contribute to the research design and to the preparation of the research findings, and will conduct extensive field research. They will build practical research skills and engage with members of local communities. This course is repeatable up to 6 credits or 2 attempts.
   Course ID: 100236
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: AMST 304, GES 304, PUB 304

POLI 309 (3.00)

Selected Topics in Political Science

Study of a particular topic that overlaps two or more areas of political science. The specific topic will be announced before registration.
   Course ID: 056250
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Women And Politics, Business-Gov Relations, Politics Of Citizenship, Mod Political Campaigns, Presidential Election, Cntmp.Am. Foreign Policy, Topic:Maryland Politics, Campaign, Political Science Intern, Selected Topics In Poli, Business-Govt Relations, Media And Politics, Research Methods In Crim, Citizen Involvement, Contem African Politics, The Pol/Gov Of East Asia, Activism And Leadership, Women And Law, Top:Maryland Politics, 20Th Century/Balkan Poli, Constitutional Law, Inter Relation Asia Paci, Gender & Nationalism, Knowledge & Responsiblty, Pol Of Race And Gender, Const Law US Foreign Rel, Const Law Of US Frgn Rel, Contemporary American, Election 1992:Geog Aprsl, Impact Of Soviet Union, U.S. Campaigns& Election, Gender And Nationalism, Intelligence and National Security, Young Voters & the Future of American Democracy, Environmental Politics, Policy, Analysis and Advocacy

POLI 310 (3.00)

Political Philosophy Before 1600

This course consists of close textual analysis of a small number of works of political philosophy written before 1600. Among the authors that may be covered in any given year will be Thucydides, Xenophon, Plato, Aristotle, Thomas Aquinas and Machiavelli. Recommended Preparation: Sophomore standing or POLI 210.
   Course ID: 056251
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

POLI 315 (3.00)

Political Philosophy from 1600

This course consists of close textual analysis of a small number of works of political philosophy written since 1600. Among the authors who may be chosen in any given year will be Hobbes, Locke, Montesquieu, Rousseau, Marx and Nietzsche. Recommended Preparation: Sophomore standing or POLI 210.
   Course ID: 056255
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Social Sciences (GFR)

POLI 317 (3.00)

American Political Development

This course examines the development of the American political system through a historical lens. The course uses theories of American political culture and ideology to frame particular policy areas through historical time periods from the early 1800s to the early 2000s.
   Course ID: 100319
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: HIST 317

POLI 318 (3.00)

United States Constitutional History

A survey of Constitutional history from the founding of the English colonies in North America until the present. The class focuses in particular on the Enlightenment and Common Law roots of the United States Constitution, debates over the scope of federal power, the role of slavery and freedom in constitutional debates, and the rising pressure to expand civil rights and responsibilities for all citizens.
   Course ID: 100320
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: HIST 318

POLI 319 (1.00 - 6.00)

Selected Topics in Political Philosophy

This class allows the opportunity to investigate a given topic in political philosophy outside of a historical period and beyond the scope of one author. Possible topics include: philosophical responses to slavery, natural law, feminist theory and democratic theory. Recommended Preparation: POLI 210 or permission of instructor.
   Course ID: 056256
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Slavery In Westrn Poli, Equality, Utopian Thry & Scnce Fic, "equality", Race, Gender & Democracy, Tocqueville's Amer. Film, Eastern Political Thought

POLI 320 (3.00)

American Political Thought

Political ideas that have been most significant in shaping the American political regime and way of life. Emphasis on the philosophic dimension of American statesmanship and on principles underlying major changes in the character of the American polity. Students are given opportunities to study subjects of special concerns to them. Recommended Preparation: Sophomore standing or POLI 100.
   Course ID: 056257
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

POLI 323 (3.00)

The Presidency

This course examines the U.S. presidency as a highly idiosyncratic, rapidly evolving political institution. The focus will be on the contemporary presidency, with specific attention paid to subtopics, including the study and assessment of the presidency and presidents; constitutional design, presidential power and leadership; campaigns and elections; public opinion, media and the rhetorical presidency; structural organization of the White House, executive office of the president and the executive branch; relations with Congress and the bureaucracy; and the president's role in domestic, economic and budgetary policies. Recommended Preparation: Junior standing or POLI 100.
   Course ID: 056259
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

POLI 324 (3.00)

The Congress

This course examines the contemporary U.S. Congress, with a constant eye toward the paradoxes that define, and dilemmas that face, the institution and its members. The course focuses on a single theme with wide-reaching implications, namely the tension between the representative Congress as the collection of individual members with idiosyncratic, local, divergent needs and the lawmaking Congress as a collective body with shared, national, convergent responsibilities. Recommended Preparation: Junior standing or POLI 100.
   Course ID: 056260
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

POLI 325 (3.00)

Political Parties and Elections

A theoretical and comparative examination of the electoral process, with special attention to American politics. Consideration of electoral methods, party organization, party systems, candidate selection and voter behavior. Recommended Preparation: Junior standing or POLI 100.
   Course ID: 056261
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

POLI 327 (3.00)

Interest Groups and Lobbyists

This course examines the significance of organized interests and lobbying behavior on national policy. Specific topics include a history of lobbying and interest-group activity; the nature of representation; collective action and collective action dilemmas; membership, recruiting and fundraising; the structure and organization of interest groups; interest-group objectives and activities; tactics, information, access and influence of groups in lobbying Congress, the president, courts and the bureaucracy; campaign financing and political action committees; regulation of lobbying and campaign activities; and the impact of groups on policy outcomes. Recommended Preparation: Sophomore standing or POLI 100.
   Course ID: 056262
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

POLI 328 (3.00)

Women and Politics

This course is an examination of significant current trends in women's political mobilization in the United States, including topics such as the gender gap, gender differences in electoral strategies, the impact of gender on political behavior, the status of women in public office, the history of women in public office and the history of women's political participation. Recommended Preparation: One prior course in political science or gender and women's studies.
   Course ID: 050129
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: GWST 328

POLI 334 (3.00)

Judicial Process

This course is designed to give the student an introduction to the way in which the American court system operates. Students will learn the elements of the formal judicial process by briefing and discussing court decisions. Recommended Preparation: Junior standing or POLI 233.
   Course ID: 056264
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

POLI 337 (3.00)

Comparative Justice

This course will examine public law systems across a spectrum of nations and in several international tribunals. We will compare the structure, powers and role of national and international courts as well as the varied meanings of justice and rights. This analysis will be conducted using cases from the courts in our study, as well as by reading scholarly and journalistic reports on the topics discussed. Recommended Preparation: Any 200-level POLI course or junior standing.
   Course ID: 056265
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Writing Intensive

POLI 338 (3.00)

Women, Gender, and Law

This course examines ways in which gender affects rights with the American civil and criminal legal systems. It explores the interrelationship between traditional attitudes and stereotypes concerning women's roles in society and the historical development of women's legal rights. The course focuses on the consequences of sex differences in shaping the rights of persons under the U.S. Constitution statutory remedies to discrimination in employment and education, legal issues relating to reproduction and personal life, and the response of criminal law to issues affecting women, including domestic violence, rape and prostitution. Recommended Preparation: One prior course in political science or gender and women's studies.
   Course ID: 050109
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: GWST 338
   Attributes: Social Sciences (GEP), Social Sciences (GFR)

POLI 339 (3.00)

Legal Advocacy

This course instructs students in various methods of legal and political advocacy. Each year the American Mock Trial Association distributes complete case materials. Using these materials students study the law of the case, the law of evidence, civil or criminal procedure and strategic methods for implementing these rules. This course will provide students with: (1) knowledge of trial practice and the judicial process; (2) training in constructing and testing logical arguments; (3) training in thinking and speaking in high pressure situations; (4) training in written advocacy; (5) instruction on the law of evidence; and (6) instruction in various legal areas. Recommended Preparation: POLI 100 or permission of instructor.
   Course ID: 056266
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

POLI 340 (3.00)

Problem-Solving in the Urban Black Community

Urban problems within the Black community. Nature and types of problems, causes (internal and external), effects and remedies. Topics to be announced each semester offered. Recommended Preparation: AFST 271 or junior/senior status
   Course ID: 050019
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Course Equivalents: POLI 436
   Same as Offering: AFST 385

POLI 341 (1.00)

Legislative Simulation

This course teaches legislative skills via active, faculty-supervised involvement in UMBC's Maryland Student Legislature (MSL) delegation. Students write and debate original legislation, learn parliamentary procedure, and participate in off-campus legislative sessions with college students from around the state. They also gain in-depth knowledge of the Maryland General Assembly.
   Course ID: 100556
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete POLI 100.

POLI 349 (3.00)

Environmental Politics

This course explores how political beliefs, behaviors, and institutions produce public policies intended to protect the natural environment and the humans that depend on that environment. Particular emphasis is placed on how environmental and other advocacy organizations attempt to affect those institutions¿ decisions. Central to the course is student participation in various forms of environmental politics, with the support of the course¿s instructor. Recommended Course Preparation: POLI 100 or GES 120.
   Course ID: 101932
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: Your academic level must be junior to enroll.

POLI 350 (3.00)

The Policy-Making Process

This course introduces students to the context, participants and stages (e.g., problem definition and implementation) of the American public policy process. It focuses on domestic public policy-making at the national level and examines some of the political, constitutional and social equality issues affecting public policy making. In addition, the course analyzes several substantive policy areas (energy, crime, welfare, health and education) employing the policy stages around which the course is structured. Recommended Preparation: POLI 100 or junior standing.
   Course ID: 056271
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

POLI 352 (3.00)

Administrative Law

The principles and practices of administrative law in the United States. Topics include legislative and executive control of administrative action, processes of administrative decision-making, the informal administrative process and governmental tort liability. Recommended Preparation: Junior standing and one of POLI 100, POLI 233 or POLI 250.
   Course ID: 056273
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

POLI 353 (3.00)

Governmental Budgeting and Financial Administration

The course begins with an overview of how governments acquire money through taxation and debt and comply with balanced budget and related constraints. It proceeds to the study of how governments spend money. Among the topics covered are budget analysis methods, the institutional structure of the budget process, political strategies for budgetary competition, performance budgeting, management, budgeting for infrastructure and economic development, and contracting with private providers of public services. Recommended Preparation: Junior standing or POLI 250.
   Course ID: 056274
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Writing Intensive

POLI 354 (3.00)

Public Management and Personnel Systems

This course explores how government agencies are led and managed. Topics include the roles and personalities of agency leaders, how agencies interact with political authorities and citizens to establish their missions, organizational cultures, the internal structures of government agencies, and the relationship of agencies with non-profit and private sector partners. A major focus of the course is on the selection and motivation of personnel in the context of merit systems and unionization. Recommended Preparation: Junior standing or POLI 250.
   Course ID: 056275
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

POLI 360 (3.00)

Comparative Political Analysis

Examination of liberal-pluralist, Marxist-radical and conservative-corporatist frameworks as alternative approaches to the study of comparative politics. These approaches represent both ways of interpreting politics, as well as ways of thinking critically about them. There will be case studies of selected countries to test the propositions of the course. Recommended Preparation: Junior standing or POLI 260.
   Course ID: 056277
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Writing Intensive, Social Sciences (GFR)

POLI 371 (3.00)

Comparative Asian Politics

Comparative study of the politics of Asian regimes with emphasis on the origins and impact of democratic versus authoritarian regimes and the problems of modernization in such countries as Japan, India, Indonesia and China. Recommended Preparation: Junior standing or POLI 260.
   Course ID: 056282
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

POLI 373 (3.00)

Comparative Middle Eastern and North African Politics

Comparative study of the politics of the Middle Eastern and North African states, including the relationship between development, political organization and social structure. Recommended Preparation: Junior standing or POLI 260.
   Course ID: 056283
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

POLI 374 (3.00)

European Politics

First, the course offers an examination of classical concepts in comparative and European politics, such as electoral systems, political parties, federalism, and the welfare state. Next, we study the European Union, its history, institutions, and effects on European politics. Finally, at the very end of the semester we turn to the former Communist countries of Eastern Europe, discuss the recent regime transition that has occurred in many countries and consider the impact of the most recent enlargement on the European Union. Recommended Preparation: Junior standing or POLI 260.
   Course ID: 056284
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

POLI 377 (3.00)

Latin American Politics

Comparative study of the politics of Latin-American states. Emphasis on political problems associated with development and modernization in the Western hemisphere. Recommended Preparation: Junior standing or POLI 260.
   Course ID: 056285
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

POLI 378 (3.00)

Contemporary African Politics

Nationalism and the struggle for independence. The evolution of post-independence systems and institutions. Examination of problems and trends since independence, including development administration, territorial and ethnic conflicts, nation-building and the role of the military, decolonization and neocolonialism, and Africa in world affairs. Recommended Preparation: AFST 211 or HIST 242. This course is repeatable .
   Course ID: 050020
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Contemp African Politics
   Same as Offering: AFST 320

POLI 379 (3.00)

War and Film

This course explores the history of interaction between war and film to understand the impact of these two powerful technologies on each other and on human life. Students taking the course can expect to develop a culturally differentiated understanding of meanings of war in film. We will watch and critically review films, audio, and other media and tie intellectual developments with the representation of war in film. Recommended Course Preparation: POLI 280
   Course ID: 100970
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Culture (GEP)

POLI 380 (3.00)

International Relations Theory

An intensive overview of the central schools of thought in the study of international relations (IR). We will read, discuss and write about theories rooted in realism, liberalism, Marxism, constructivism and other IR paradigms. Emphasis is on the purposes of theory, the main perspectives in IR theory and how IR theory has developed in conjunction with the evolution of international relations itself. Students should be prepared for careful reading, critical discussion and analytical writing. Recommended Preparation: Junior standing or POLI 280.
   Course ID: 056286
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

POLI 381 (3.00)

International Relations of the Asia-Pacific Region

Theoretical and historical examination of international relations in the Asia-Pacific region since 1945. Topics will include: the Cold War in Asia; regional great-power rivalries; contemporary flashpoints such as the Korean peninsula and Taiwan; transnational terrorism; the U.S.-led regional alliance system; and multilateral groupings, such as APEC and ASEAN. Throughout the course, we will pay close attention to how history has shaped theory and how theory, in turn, has shaped history. Recommended Preparation: POLI 280.
   Course ID: 056287
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

POLI 384 (3.00)

Diplomacy and the United Nations

This course is an orientation to the activities of the United Nations. It focuses on pressing international issues and provides an overview of international laws and the procedures of diplomacy. Students will simulate United Nations sessions and treaty negotiation in addition to articulating policy for individual nations. Course materials and class discussions will assist students in preparation for Model United Nations conferences. Non-delegates are welcome to enroll. Offered only in fall semesters. Recommended Preparation: Sophomore standing or POLI 280.
   Course ID: 056290
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

POLI 384L (1.00)

Model United Nations

Open to students attending fall or spring Model United Nations conferences. Students will attend collegiate conferences to serve as a nation's expert on assigned committees to negotiate United Nations resolutions. Students will be graded on their research on issues, completeness of position papers and draft resolutions prepared for the conference. Offered both fall and spring semesters. Recommended Preparation: POLI 384.
   Course ID: 056291
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

POLI 385 (3.00)

International Security

This course is both an introduction to the scholarly discipline of security studies and a broad survey of contemporary international security issues. Topics will include core concepts in security studies; strategy during the Cold War; post-Cold War international security issues, such as nuclear dangers and arms control; major-power relations in Europe and Asia; and so-called new security issues, such as sub-state conflicts, transnational terrorism, refugee and migration flows, the problem of failed states and environmental degradation. Recommended Recommended Preparation: POLI 280.
   Course ID: 056292
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

POLI 386 (3.00)

The Politics of Development

This course examines how the process of economic development is governed on the national, transnational and international levels. Theories of political modernization, imperialism and dependency, the developmental state, neoliberalism and post-developmentalism will be used as alternative approaches in the study of several policy areas, such as international trade,technology and intellectual property, social welfare and natural resources. Recommended Preparation: (GLBL101and GLBL301) OR (POLI260 and POLI280)
   Course ID: 102074
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: GLBL 386

POLI 387 (3.00)

Political Economy: A Primer

In a world of scarcity, societies use both political and economic means to determine 'who gets what, where, when, why, and how.' The political-economic 'mix' employed, reflects each society's basic values and beliefs about what constitutes 'the good society.' In this course, we will examine concepts, institutions, and instruments associated with the domains of politics (e.g., power/governance) and economics (e.g., exchange/ markets). We will consider their relative strengths and weaknesses as these relate to motivating behavior and organizing collective activity in order to address the great social challenges of our day. Topical case studies will vary from semester to semester, but case study topics are likely to include climate change, affordable health care, entitlements, governing/regulating the Internet.
   Course ID: 056294
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Social Sciences (GEP)
   Requirement Group: You must complete one GEP SS course.

POLI 388 (3.00)

International Conflict and Cooperation

The course introduces game theory at an elementary level. Simple models of strategic interaction and conflict will be presented to analyze the strategy and tactics of international (and other) deterrence, coercion, bargaining and cooperation. Attention will be given to doctrines of nuclear strategy and arms control and to the changing strategic balance between the United States and the Soviet Union during the Cold War period. Recommended Preparation: Junior standing or POLI 280.
   Course ID: 056295
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

POLI 390 (3.00)

American Foreign Policy

This course examines how American foreign policy is created and under what constitutional authority it is established. It explores the historical underpinnings and contemporary currents of American foreign policy. The course also examines the way Americans perceive global events and considers how these perceptions influence contemporary policy. Recommended Preparation: POLI 280 or junior standing.
   Course ID: 056296
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Social Sciences (GEP), Social Sciences (GFR)

POLI 395 (3.00)

National Security Policy of the United States

A comprehensive overview of the problems of policy, organization and implementation involved in providing for the national security of the United States. Background in international politics is helpful but not required. Recommended Preparation: Junior standing or one course in international politics.
   Course ID: 056301
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

POLI 401 (1.00 - 3.00)

Individual Study in Political Science

Independent reading and research supervised by a member of the political science faculty. Intended for students who desire to study independently an aspect of political science not covered by regular course offering.
   Course ID: 056303
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Independent Study

POLI 402 (1.00 - 3.00)

Honors Research

Research leading to honors thesis under supervision of a member of the political science faculty. Prerequisite: Admission into the departmental honors program.
   Course ID: 056304
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Independent Study

POLI 403 (1.00 - 3.00)

Research Internship

Student applicants selected by the department will work closely with a faculty member in the conduct of research or the preparation of publications. Intended for advanced students who are seriously interested in entering graduate study in political science or a related field.
   Course ID: 056305
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Independent Study

POLI 405 (1.00 - 3.00)

Seminar in Political Science

An advanced seminar on some topic within political science to be selected by the instructor and announced before registration.
   Course ID: 056306
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Community And Politics, Identity Politics & American Democracy, Globalization and Transitional Justice, The Political Theory of the American Framing, Cultural Identity and American Democracy

POLI 406 (3.00)

Seminar in Political Psychology

A seminar covering those areas of politics in which a psychological perspective can enhance understanding of the political process. No background in psychology will be assumed. Under the guidance of the instructor, students will pursue individual research projects, as well as discuss and evaluate generally assigned readings. Recommended Preparation: Junior standing.
   Course ID: 056307
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

POLI 409 (1.00 - 3.00)

Selected Topics in Political Science

Study of a particular topic that overlaps two or more areas of political science. The specific topic will be announced before registration.
   Course ID: 056308
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Electoral Systems, Individuals W/Disability, Leadership And Respons, Ser To Urban Communities, Mock Trial II, Honrs Thesis Prep Course, Globalism & Int'l Terror, Election 1988:, Top:Hum Parntg &Hum Evol, Information Policy, Topic: Women And Law, Top:Hum Parent&Hum Evol, Mgmt Gov In An Urban Env, Challenges To Privacy, Politics/Evolution, Environmental Policy, International Terrorism, Politics Of Human Rights, Selected Topics Poli Sci, History Of Terrorism, Slectd Tps In Poli Sci, Politics Of Terrorism, Individ W/Disabilities, Fld Sem On Public Ldrshp, Pub Policy&Pub Speaking, Politics Of Iraq, Dynamics/Water Rec Mgmt, Fighting Terrorism, Top:Biol Found Poli Thry, Social Policy Reform, Mock Trial, Religion & Int'l Politic, Transitional Justice, Top: Women & Law, Corp Business/Econ Dev, Biol Found Poli Theory, Sel Topics In Poli Sci, The Honors Research Proj, Politics Of Kurdistan, World Politics 21St Cent, Globalization and Transitional Justice, Research in UMBC Political History, Computer & Digital Forensics, Political Writing, Democracy and Revolution in the Middle East, The Politics of Cybersecurity, Maryland Student Legislature, Democratization, Law and Social Change

POLI 410 (1.00 - 3.00)

Seminar in Political Philosophy

Advanced study of selected texts, with emphasis on exploration of problems in political philosophy, such as the fact/value problem, the relationship between political philosophy and ideology, or the dilemmas of equality, freedom and excellence in a liberal democracy. The specific topic will be announced before registration. Prerequisite: Application and acceptance by the instructor.
   Course ID: 056310
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Pol Phil & Theater, Human Body/Body Politic, Seminar:Rousseau's Phil, Seminar: Aristotle, Classical Chinese Tchng, Bro,Sis, Fellow Citizens, Moral Laws, Sem: Rousseau, Aristotle, Political Phil Rousseau, Thomas Hobbs And Origin, Rousseau, Political Phil & Autobio, Sem: Detocqueville, Pol Phil & Internat Rel, Fellow Citizens, Sem: Aristotle, Seminar: Montesquieu, Seminar: Tyranny, Justice For All, Democracy In America

POLI 412 (3.00)

Ethics and Public Policy

Moral issues facing people individually and collectively in their professional or public roles, such as government officials, corporate managers, scientists, doctors and citizens. Clarification of value concepts such as freedom, equality, justice, the public interest and community. Exposition of these values as they pertain to actual cases of decision-making and policy debates. Issue areas examined include personal integrity in public and private organizations, corporate social responsibility, government regulation of technology and the ethics of income redistribution. This is a seminar course intended for upper-level students with some background in ethics and/or political philosophy. Recommended Preparation: Permission of instructor.
   Course ID: 056312
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

POLI 419 (3.00)

Selected Topics in Political Theory

Study of a particular topic within the area of political philosophy and theory. The specific topic will be announced before registration.
   Course ID: 056316
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Topic:Biol & Pol Consios, After The Age Of Reason, Hobbes Origin Of Modern, Crisis Of Poli Origins, Top:Ethics/Public Policy, Political Phil Today, Biol Thry& Pol Conscious, Topics In Political Thry, Topics:Political Theory, Political Phil & Lit, Af/Am Political Thought, Humane Warfare?, Political Education, Islam, Law, and Politics, Global Political Theories, Political Philosphy of War and Peace, Globalization

POLI 423 (3.00)

Presidential Elections

This course examines the subject of presidential election in its full generality. It considers normative criteria for leadership selection processes; the creation; evolution and contemporary structure of the U.S. presidential selection process; and the strategic considerations that derive from this structure. Recommended Preparation: POLI 323 or 325 or junior standing.
   Course ID: 056319
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

POLI 425 (3.00)

U.S. Campaigns and Elections

This course examines campaigns and elections in the United States as important elements of representative democracy. Candidates, voters, political parties, groups and consultants are evaluated according to the function each serves in the democratic process and the role each plays in electoral politics. Recommended Preparation: POLI 325 or junior standing.
   Course ID: 056320
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

POLI 427 (3.00)

African American Politics

An examination of the unique history, content and forms of African American political participation, with a particular emphasis on the nature and consequences of African-American influence within, or exclusion from, the workings of various political institutions. Attention is focused on the attitudinal and structural dimensions of participation, the socio-economic conditions of African Americans and on selected attempts by African Americans to use the political process for ameliorating said conditions. Upon completion, students will be familiarized with issues affecting contemporary discussions within African-American politics and democratic theory.
   Course ID: 056322
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: POLI 325

POLI 428 (4.00)

Politics Internship

Student applicants selected by the department intern in the offices of elected officials. During the internship, students also participate in a directed reading program, scheduled meetings with other UMBC participants, and seminars involving guest speakers and students from all participating colleges in the area.
   Course ID: 056323
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

POLI 429 (3.00)

Selected Topics in American Government and Politics

Study of a particular topic within the area of American politics. The specific topic will be announced before registration.
   Course ID: 056325
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Sci, Tech, & Public Pol, Top:Presidential Electns, Politics Envirn Policy, Top:Pol.Of Envir.Pol Mkg, Implementing Pub Policy, Implementing The Program, American Political Arena, Executive Branch Policy, The Issue Of Privacy, Sci, Tech, Public Policy, Media And Politics, The Amer.Political Arena, Afro-American Politics, Presidential Elections, Top:Political Leadership, Topic:, Environmental Policy Mkg, Wealth, Power, & Values, National Security Policy, Top: Politics & Sports, Science, Tech, & Policy, Sci, Tech, And Pub Pol, Science/Tech/Publ Policy, Top:Environmental Policy, Top:Politics Of Regulatn, Science,Tech & Publc Pol, US Political Leadership, The Pol. Of Health, Sel Top American Govt, Mass Media &Amer Politic

POLI 432 (3.00)

Civil Rights

Examination of the criminal justice, due process and equal protection rights of Americans as articulated in judicial decisions and statutes. Among issues studied are capital punishment, affirmative action, abortion, equality in education, housing, etc. Recommended Preparation: POLI 230 or junior standing.
   Course ID: 056327
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

POLI 433 (3.00)

First Amendment Freedoms

The freedoms of speech, press, religion and assembly as defined in important Supreme Court decisions. The problem of liberty versus authority in a democratic regime. The competing theories of First Amendment interpretation by courts. Recommended Preparation: POLI 230 or junior standing.
   Course ID: 056328
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: PUBL 633

POLI 435 (3.00)

Legal Reasoning

Designed to give students advanced understanding of the ways in which American lawyers and judges think about legal questions and issues. The course will be devoted to intensive practice in the process of legal analysis. Students will study a series of cases and related materials that address the basic tools of legal reasoning and the special characteristics of reasoning in the specific areas of American law. Recommended Preparation: Permission of the instructor
   Course ID: 056330
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

POLI 436 (3.00)

Health Law

Topics include an overview of major issues in health law, such as definitions of life, the Good Samaritan concept, client rights, privacy, professional licensing, liability and malpractice. Recommended Preparation: Junior standing.
   Course ID: 056331
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Course Equivalents: AFST 385, POLI 340

POLI 437 (3.00)

International Human Rights Law

In this course we study human rights law and the many actors and institutions struggling with its enforcement. In it we use the case method to master the legal contours of human rights and explain their limits and possibilities. To understand contemporary human rights law, one has to have a good grounding in the philosophical, political and legal concepts that form the basis of international human rights. We also focus our study on efforts to find domestic and international justice, and the relationship between human rights and international law. We introduce the legal elements of various human rights provisions and take into account the role that NGOs play in the protection and sustenance of human rights regimes. Finally, we examine several specific rights through efforts to enforce them in domestic and international courts. Recommended Course Preparation: POLI 230, 233, 280, 337, 432, 433 OR 482.
   Course ID: 100676
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

POLI 438 (4.00)

Legal Internship

Student applicants selected by the department intern under lawyers and judges. The internship program includes supervised public service, directed reading and research, and classroom and seminar instruction. Intended for non-majors as well as majors.
   Course ID: 056332
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Writing Intensive

POLI 439 (3.00)

Selected Topics in Public Law

Study of a particular topic within the area of public law, such as the relationship between private law and public justice, the role of the judicial process in social change or a particular area of constitutional law. The specific topic will be announced before registration. Prerequisite: See current Schedule of Classes.
   Course ID: 056334
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Legal Reasoning, Hate Speech & First Amen, Law And The Policy Proc, Top: Health Law, Top:Secrecy/Surveillance, Public Law; Legal Reason, Children And The Law, Top:Criminal Justice Pol, Transitional Justice, Sel Topics Public Law, Law And The Internet, International Trade Law, Modern National Security Law

POLI 440 (3.00)

Urban Politics

An examination of problems, politics and policies relevant to state, county, city and other forms of local government organizations. Problems of the city in an age of urbanization and trends in metropolitan and suburban politics are considered,with particular reference to the Baltimore area. Recommended Preparation: Junior standing plus POLI 240 or POLI 250.
   Course ID: 056335
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

POLI 442 (3.00)

Intergovernmental Relations

An examination of the American federal system, with emphasis on processes of conflict and coordination between local governments, state governments and national government. Attention is focused on the allocation of responsibilities to different levels of government and the use of intergovernmental tools (such as grants, mandates, and cooperative agreements) to implement domestic policies. Recommended Preparation: POLI 240 or junior standing.
   Course ID: 056336
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Course Equivalents: POLI 452

POLI 443 (3.00)

Urban Problems and Policy Analysis

This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the nature and causes of urban problems and the ability to analyze and understand the problems and policies addressed to them. Recommended Preparation: Permission of instructor.
   Course ID: 056337
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

POLI 445 (3.00)

Law, Politics and American Educational Policy

Examination of the way in which the political process creates and implements educational policy. Topics include school integration, students' rights and academic freedom, religion and education, federal legislation and regulation, politics of higher education, school finance, collective bargaining, urban school governance and school choice.
   Course ID: 056338
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

POLI 446 (3.00)

The Politics of Poverty and Social Welfare Policy

Study of liberal, conservative and radical views of the welfare state. How politics in Congress, the bureaucracy, interest groups and federal-state relations affect the formulation and implementation of social welfare policies. Comparisons of American policies and politics with those of other nations. Recommended Preparation: Junior standing or two courses in American politics.
   Course ID: 056339
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Writing Intensive

POLI 448 (4.00)

Internship in Policy, Politics, and Administration

Students selected by the department intern in the offices of elected officials, political parties, advocacy groups, think tanks, government agencies, public administrators, or other institutions in the policy process. Supervised reading and research programs and seminars with other interns develop relevant professional skills and situate the internship experience within the broader study of efforts to shape public policy.
   Course ID: 100367
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

POLI 450 (3.00)

Seminar in Public Administration and Policy

An integrative seminar for advanced students in public administration and policy. The course applies theories of administrative capacity, organizational leadership, policy design and political feasibility to current policy problems. Students prepare research papers with special attention paid to improving information gathering and writing skills. Recommended Preparation: POLI 350, 353 and 354 or permission of instructor.
   Course ID: 056341
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

POLI 452 (3.00)

Politics of Health

This course examines how health policies reflect the political system in which they are enacted and implemented. It introduces concepts, theories and literature concerning the development of the U.S. healthcare system and the contemporary agendas and actions of the federal and state governments. It applies political dimensions to policy issues such as access to insurance and health services, cost containment, disease and injury prevention, and initiatives for health care reform. Recommended Preparation: Junior standing and POLI 100 or permission of instructor.
   Course ID: 056342
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Course Equivalents: POLI 442

POLI 458 (4.00)

Administrative Internship

Student applicants selected by the department intern in the offices of federal, state and local administrations. The internship includes supervised reading programs and seminars with other interns and other speakers.
   Course ID: 056343
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

POLI 459 (3.00)

Selected Topics In Public Policy

Study of a particular topic within the area of public policy. The specific topic will be announced before registration. Prerequisite: See current Schedule of Classes.
   Course ID: 056345
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Public Admin And Policy, An International Perspec, Urban Management, Social Policy Reform

POLI 460 (3.00)

Comparative Institutional Development

Institutions are the rules that guide human interaction. Whenever we come into contact with other humans, institutions are involved. But where did our social, political and economic institutions come from? How did they become so firmly entrenched in our societies? This class attempts to answer these profound and often abstract questions by reading influential books on the subject and by generating our own ideas in class discussions. Recommended Preparation: POLI 260.
   Course ID: 056346
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

POLI 461 (3.00)

Comparative Legislatures

This class will present an analysis of various democratic legislatures around the globe. Each student will be assigned a specific legislature and will be responsible for gathering and analyzing information for that legislature during the semester. Topics for class discussion will include each legislature's history, broad institutional structures (procedures and rules), and main political features (parties and politicians). Recommended Preparation: POLI 260
   Course ID: 056347
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

POLI 462 (3.00)

Comparative Electoral Systems and Representation

This course examines the great variety of election methods used around the world and their consequences for the representation of parties, interests and groups - especially those with minority status - in legislatures, governments and policy outcomes. Recommended Preparation: POLI 260 or POLI 325.
   Course ID: 056348
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Course Equivalents: POLI 472

POLI 464 (3.00)

Comparative Political Economy

An examination of the political and policy responses of the advanced industrial states in Western Europe, North America and Japan to past and present economic challenges. The course will focus on how ideology, political, social and economic institutions, and socioeconomic interests in each area shape its response to the rise of the new competitors in other parts of the world, changes in technology and production, and the globalization of markets and finance. Recommended Preparation: POLl 260 or junior standing.
   Course ID: 056350
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

POLI 467 (3.00)

Comparative Foreign Policy

This course focuses on the intersection of two important subfields in Political Science, foreign policy and comparative politics. Initial work centers on an examination of the conceptual and methodological tools for the analysis of foreign policy formulation and implementation. Students explore commonalities and differences in the behavior of states from both a regional comparative basis as well as a topical one. The latter includes decision-making theory, two-level game analysis, and an intercultural dissonance hypothesis. Recommended Course Preparation: POLI 260 and /or POLI 280.
   Course ID: 056353
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

POLI 469 (3.00)

Selected Topics in Comparative Politics

Study of a particular topic chosen from within the area of comparative politics. The specific topic will be announced before registration.
   Course ID: 056355
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Top:Latin American Devel, Reform In Soviet Union, Islamic Law: Origins, Comp Env Politics&Policy, Politics Of Canada, Top:Conservatism/Devel, Islamic Law, Top:Anth Of 3Rd Wrld Dev, Society/Politics In Euro, Comparative Justice, Top: Compartv Pol Econ, Top: Arab Thought, Top:Central Amer Politcs, Political Islam, Democratic Practice, Govt & Poli In Mideast, Politics Of Develpment, Soviet Union & Legacy, Comparative Legislatives, Democratic Consol Africa, Topics In Comp Politics, Trans.Frm Author.To Demo, Centrl Europe/Euro Union, Institutional Dev., Comp. Welfare Systems, Dem In Sub Sahara Africa, Top:Modern Arab Thought, Democ/Authortrn Regime, Islam And Politics, Politics And Islam, Top:Comp Political Econ, Top:European Integration, Islam & Politics, European Integration, Sem: Comp Political Econ, Top:Soviet Reform, Relig & Polit In Mideast, Comparative Politics, Modern Irish Politics, Italian Politics, Politics of Native America, Opposition Parties, New Europe/State of Transatlantic

POLI 470 (3.00)

Politics of Human Rights

The term "human rights" has become an incredibly powerful one in international relations, used as everything from a justification for support of a given country to an excuse for war against one. But "human rights" is more than a catch-all phrase differentiating the "good" from the "bad" in this world. It is a set of commonly recognized norms and laws that have evolved over hundreds of years. It is a system of international, regional and domestic enforcement mechanisms. And it is an increasingly important part of Western states' self-identities and foreign policies. The purpose of this course is to explore what human rights are, how they have evolved, and how they influence the international and domestic political arenas. Recommended Course Preparation: POLI260, POLI280
   Course ID: 101873
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Writing Intensive

POLI 471 (3.00)

Globalization and Transitional Justice

In this course we analyze transitional justice, the process by which political elites in post-repressive states account for human rights violations orchestrated by their predecessors. When and under what conditions do newly empowered political leaders choose to confront past abuses and what are the mechanisms they have at their disposal? Why do some new leaders choose to close the past with a one-line condemnation, while others establish a year-long truth commission and still others initiate a decade of criminal prosecutions? This class focuses on the political, rather than judicial, side of transitional justice, taking into account the elite calculus of risk and advantage inherent in the variety of policies political leaders have at their disposal. Recommended Course Preparation: POLI 260, POLI 280
   Course ID: 101872
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Writing Intensive

POLI 472 (3.00)

Modern Indian Politics

This course examines modern nation-building and self-government in a traditional society. Other topics discussed include: the secular state; political parties, economic development, the transformation of caste, the rise of revolutionary movements and of ethnic and religious nationalism, the development of nuclear weapons, and the continuing conflict with Pakistan. Recommended Preparation: Junior standing or POLl 100 or 170.
   Course ID: 056356
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Course Equivalents: POLI 462
   Attributes: Culture (GFR)

POLI 473 (3.00)

Mahatma Gandhi's Political Experiments with Truth

A study of Gandhi's effort to gain national independence and to reform India by non-violent vindication of truth. A reflection on Gandhi's sexual asceticism, civil disobedience, and politicization of women. A comparison and contrast of Gandhi with Socrates, Henry Thoreau and Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Intended for non-majors as well as majors. A seminar presentation, a research paper, and regular class attendance are all required. Recommended Preparation: Junior standing or a grade of C or better in POLI200 or POLI301 or a writing class beyond ENGL100
   Course ID: 050224
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: RLST 473
   Attributes: Culture (GFR)

POLI 474 (3.00)

Democratization

In this course, we explore the theory behind, and the policy questions surrounding, democratization. We begin this class by considering the outstanding traits of democracies and their alternatives, and looking at various theories that help account for why some states democratize and others do not. Next, we consider democratization from the viewpoint of the citizen in non-democratic states. In this section, we look both at the role of the masses and that of counter-elite activists as they seek to weaken the non-democratic state and replace it with a democratic alternative. Since these actors are frequently assisted by outside states, and especially the United States, we subsequently consider the pros and cons of democracy assistance. Finally, this class looks at the various conundrums common to democratizing states, ranging from choosing appropriate institutional mechanisms to the process of dealing with past human rights abuses and abusers. Recommended Course Preparation: POLI260, POLI280
   Course ID: 101993
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

POLI 475 (3.00)

Politics in the Former Soviet Union

This seminar is designed to introduce the student to the politics and government of the countries that occupy the territory of the former Soviet Union. It will cover both the history and the current political status of these countries with particular reference to the influence of the Soviet experience on their internal politics and international relations. Recommended Preparation: Junior standing or POLl 260.
   Course ID: 056357
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

POLI 480 (3.00)

International Organization

One characteristic of the increasingly globalized international environment is the proliferation of intergovernmental organizations (IGOs, such as the U.N., the World Bank, IMF, WTO) and non-governmental organizations (NGOs, such as Amnesty International, Greenpeace and the International Red Cross). This course examines what it means to organize internationally, both in theory and in practice. It considers the future of IGOs and NGOs and their likely impact on the dynamics of international relations. Recommended Preparation: POLl 280 or junior standing.
   Course ID: 056358
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

POLI 482 (3.00)

International Law

This course is designed to introduce students to the complexities of law in the international environment. The course begins by familiarizing students with the American legal system, a brief overview of the international system and how cases are reported in the U.S., as well as the nature of international law. The first half of the class deals with how international law is created by examining treaties, the role of custom, general principles of law and judicial opinions. The second half of the class deals with the United Nations, nonofficial sources of law and the application of international law in specific instances, including a brief review of human rights. Recommended Preparation: POLl 280 and any law course.
   Course ID: 056360
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

POLI 483 (3.00)

International Negotiation

This course presents the principles of international negotiation. Using the case study method and a multiparty negotiation simulation, students will learn in hands-on fashion about the theory and practice of negotiation. Key conceptual notions include game theoretic models of strategic situations and mediation approaches. Special topics include the role of the media in agenda-setting, the importance of non-state actors in the 21 st century diplomatic arena, and the challenges of public goods issues in international and transnational negotiations. Recommended Course Preparation: POLI 280
   Course ID: 102083
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: GLBL 483

POLI 484 (3.00)

Politics and International Relations of Iran

Examines Iranian politics and foreign affairs over the last century. Covers the constitutional revolution of 1905-06; modernization under Reza Shah; the 1951 nationalization of Iran's oil industry and 1953 coup; the reign of the Shah, Iran's role in the Cold War; the 1978-1979 Islamic revolution; and the Iran-Iraq war. Focuses intensively on post-revolutionary Iran, especially its aspirations for great-power status, pursuit of nuclear weapons, and contentious relations with the United States. Recommended Preparation: POLI 260, POLI 280, or junior standing.
   Course ID: 100188
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

POLI 485 (3.00)

Dynamics of the Arab-Israeli Conflict

The course starts with a focus on the development of the Arab-Israeli conflict from its beginnings in the period when Palestine was controlled by the Ottoman Empire. The growth of Arab nationalism and Zionism will be compared, as will the conflicting promises made by the British to both Zionists and Arab nationalists during World War I. Next is a review of British rule over both Arabs and Zionists during the Palestine Mandate. The second half of the course is an examination of the Arab-Israeli wars since 1948, the Camp David and Oslo peace processes, the Al-Aksa Intifadah and developments since then. The conflict is analyzed against the background of great powers intervention in the Middle East, and the dynamics of intra-Arab politics, political Islam and oil. Recommended Preparation: One of the following: JDST 274, 310, POLI 280 or 373
   Course ID: 050185
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: JDST 410

POLI 486 (3.00)

Middle East International Relations.

An examination of the development of international relations in the Middle East since the 19th century. Special emphasis is placed on intra-Arab relations, the Arab-lsraeli conflict and the role of the great powers in the Middle East. Recommended Preparation: POLl 373 or any course in international politics.
   Course ID: 056361
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

POLI 487 (3.00)

International Political Economy

The course focuses on the basic analytical tools and knowledge of economics needed to develop an understanding of important international economic problems with which political actors must cope. The course explores the challenges for policy-makers stemming from the globalization of finance, markets and production. Recommended Preparation: Junior standing or POLl 280 or ECON 280.
   Course ID: 056362
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

POLI 488 (3.00)

Politics and International Relations of South Asia

Overview of the politics and international relations of South Asia, a region that includes India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan and the Maldives. Topics covered include the history of the region, covering the British colonial period, the awakening of nationalism in the late 19th century, the independence movements of the early 20th century and the formation of newly independent polities at mid-century; processes of political and economic development; significant issues in South Asia's international politics, including India-Pakistan relations, Kashmir, the foreign policies of regional actors, nuclear proliferation, Afghanistan's long war, ethnic conflict, transnational terrorism, and U.S. foreign policy in the region. Recommended Preparation: POLI 280 or junior standing.
   Course ID: 056363
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

POLI 489 (3.00)

Selected Topics in International Relations

Study of a particular topic in international relations. The specific topic will be announced before registrations.
   Course ID: 056364
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Sel Topics:Internatl Rel, US-Israeli Relations, Intl Environmental Poli, Amer In Global Economy, International Law, Nuclear Issues/Terrorism, Migration In Int'l Rel, Top: Frn Ecn Pol Inds St, Peace, Order & Cooperat, Top: Soviet Forgn Policy, Top:Internatl Organizatn, Human Rights, South Asia, Sel Topics Am Forgn Plcy, Top:Amer Frgn Econ Pol, Environ/Causes Of War, Science & Intl Politics, Comp. Foreign Policies, Comparative Foreign Policy, International Law & Org, Internatl Negotiations, Internat'l Organization, American Foreign Policy, Top:Arm Contrl/Natl Sec, Intnl Negotiation Lab, Cont Issues Int Relation, Arab-Israeli Conflict, ., Science & Int'l Politics, Top:, Internat Organizations, Modern Iran, Politics & Int'l Relations of Iran, Mid East International Rel, Latin Am/Afr US Pol, Power Shift: America and the "Rise of the Rest", Pakistan-Afghanistan, International Relations of Latin America, Changing Power Configurations

POLI 490 (3.00)

Political Violence

This course examines the causes, character, and consequences of political violence¿as opposed to interstate war. We will ask why political violence occurs in one location and at a particular time. What structural conditions make political violence likely? How do agents contribute to violence? What are the patterns of political violence? How problems of collective action are resolved in the conduct of violence? How do competing groups and states respond? What conditions make peace likely? Recommended course Preparation: POLI 385 and POLI 388
   Course ID: 100971
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Writing Intensive

POLI 492 (3.00)

Contemporary American Foreign Policy

This course is designed for students with a basic understanding of foreign policy and the foreign policy apparatus in the United States. The course examines present-day issues that confront the United States in the foreign policy arena. Students will explore American foreign policy as it relates to other key states in world politics. Group work and class participation will be an integral part of the course. Recommended Preparation: POLI 280 and junior standing.
   Course ID: 056365
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

POLI 499 (3.00)

Selected Topics in American Foreign Policy

Study of a particular topic within the area of foreign policy. The specific topic will be announced before registration.
   Course ID: 056367
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Cit Educ In Inter Relat, Foreign Policy, Sel Top Amer Forgn Plcy, To: Amer Defense Policy, Top:Uruguay & Trade Tren

Ancient Studies

ANCS 120 (3.00)

Greeks and Romans in the Mediterranean World

The material in this course will bring together the experiences of the Greeks and the Romans as a part of the Mediterranean world. It will emphasize, among other things, the influence of other cultures on the Greeks and Romans, the interrelationship of Greek and Roman culture, and the progress of Romanization as a result of the spread of Roman culture throughout the empire.
   Course ID: 052199
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Culture (GEP), Arts and Humanities (GFR), Culture (GFR)

ANCS 150 (3.00)

English Word Roots from Latin and Greek

Students study the debt of English to the two major tongues of classical antiquity in the West. The cognate nature of the Indo-European languages is considered in this basic course in English etymology. Students can expect to experience a large increase in their vocabularies, to learn a systematic way of deducing meanings of new words when a dictionary is not available and to develop the vocabulary of a truly liberally educated person.
   Course ID: 052200
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Culture (GEP), Arts and Humanities (GFR), Culture (GFR)

ANCS 200 (3.00)

Israel and the Ancient Near East

A survey of the cultures of the ancient Near East including Assyria, Persia, and especially the development of ancient Judaism.
   Course ID: 050041
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: JDST 200, RLST 201
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Culture (GEP), Arts and Humanities (GFR), Culture (GFR)

ANCS 201 (3.00)

The Ancient Greeks

A survey of ancient Greek society including the Aegean Bronze Age, the nature of the polis, the Persian and Peloponnesian wars, life in Athens, Alexander the Great, developments in art and literature, and mythology.
   Course ID: 052201
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Culture (GEP), Arts and Humanities (GFR), Culture (GFR)

ANCS 202 (3.00)

The Roman World

A survey of ancient Roman society including Rome's march to the empire, the Roman Revolution, Augustus and the creation of the empire, the end of the ancient world, the rise of Christianity, developments in art and literatures, and mythology.
   Course ID: 052203
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Course Equivalents: ANCS 202H
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Culture (GEP), Arts and Humanities (GFR), Culture (GFR)

ANCS 202H (1.00)

The Roman World - Honors

This course is for students who wish to take an honors component in connection with ANCS 202. The student must be enrolled in ANCS 202 to be eligible to take ANCS 202H. Various topics will be looked at in more depth via discussion, class participation and work on the Web.
   Course ID: 052204
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Discussion, Lecture
   Course Equivalents: ANCS 202

ANCS 203 (3.00)

Earliest Christianity

A survey of the development of early Christianity in the Roman Empire. Topics include the status of foreign religions in the empire, the social world of early Christianity, the attitude of the Roman government toward Christians, persecution and the triumph of Christianity.
   Course ID: 050040
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: RLST 203
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GFR), Culture (GFR)

ANCS 204 (3.00)

Masterpieces of Ancient Literature

A study of the classical and/ or Judeo-Christian traditions in Western literature and, in some cases, their relationship to the writings of the Old Testament. Greek and Latin classics such as Homer's Iliad, Sappho's and Catullus' love poetry, and Virgil's Aeneid, will be read in English translation.
   Course ID: 050039
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: CPLT 203
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Culture (GEP), Arts and Humanities (GFR), Culture (GFR)

ANCS 210 (3.00)

Classical Mythology

A study of the principal Greek and Roman myths.
   Course ID: 050037
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: RLST 210
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Culture (GEP), Arts and Humanities (GFR), Culture (GFR)

ANCS 220 (3.00)

Judaism in the Time of Jesus and Hillel

This course surveys the history of Judaism and the Jewish people from the onset of Hellenism through the second Jewish revolt against the occupation by the Roman Empire. This formative period in the history of Judaism, of early Christianity and of Jewish-Christian relations is interpreted in light of extant primary and secondary literary and archaeological sources.
   Course ID: 050038
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: JDST 201, RLST 202
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Culture (GEP), Arts and Humanities (GFR), Culture (GFR)

ANCS 250 (3.00)

Topics in Ancient Studies

An introductory course to various aspects of the classical world. Topics vary from semester to semester but may include warfare, science, women in the classical world, medicine, athletics and religion. This course is repeatable.
   Course ID: 052206
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Trvl/Stdy France/Switz, Mthd & Mtrl Of Research, The School Of Athens, Burial Pract/Ancient Wld, Ancient Science and Technology, Scientific & Medical Terminology in Greek & Latin, Greek Drama

ANCS 301 (3.00)

Ancient Civilizations

A study/travel abroad program to an area of classical or Near Eastern civilization relating to the ancient Greek and Roman world or to an archaeological site of a comparative culture. This course is repeatable up to 9 credits or 3 attempts.
   Course ID: 052211
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Cults Of Ancient Greece, Death/Burial-Antiquity, Roman Spain, Ancient Turkey, Greek and Roman Italy, Southern Italy and Sicily, Travel Study 2013: France, Travel Study: Greece
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Culture (GEP), Arts and Humanities (GFR), Culture (GFR)

ANCS 320 (3.00)

Gender and Women in the Classical World

What do we and can we know about the lives of women in ancient Greece and Italy, and how did women and men interact? In this course, archaeological and written evidence will be examined to reconstruct the activities, status and images of Greek, Etruscan and Roman women and place them within their historical and cultural contexts. Attention will be paid to the way both ancient and modern views about women and men influence our understanding of the past and present.
   Course ID: 050042
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: GWST 330
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Culture (GEP), Writing Intensive, Arts and Humanities (GFR), Culture (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must complete one course from the following: ANCS course or GWST course or ARCH200 or ARCH201 or HISt453 or HIST455 or HIST456 with a C or better.

ANCS 330 (3.00)

Ancient Science and Technology

This course will survey the birth and development of ancient science and technology. Topics may include scientific reasoning and methodology; mathematics, geometry, and astronomy; anatomy and medicine; construction, engineering, and mechanical technology. Historical background - political, economic, social, cultural, and religious - provides insights into related fields of political science, psychology, and ethical philosophy.
   Course ID: 100244
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: HIST 330
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Culture (GEP)

ANCS 341 (3.00)

Studies in World Literature

A study of selected literary works from a single nation or from several nations, with the focus on a century, movement, genre, theme or individual writer. Topics are announced each semester offered.
   Course ID: 100255
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GFR)

ANCS 350 (3.00)

Topics in Ancient Studies

A study of selected literary works from a single nation or from several nations, with the focus on a century, movement, genre, theme or individual writer. Topics are announced each semester offered. This course is repeatable.
   Course ID: 052216
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Travel/Study Greece, Sci,Math,Tech In Ancient, Topics In Ancient Stud., The Mediterranean, Temples,Churches,Synagog, The Cinema And Antiquity, The Bardic Voice, Ancient Greek Life, Ancient & Modern Britain, Burials In Ancient World, Ancient Studies Intrnshp, Greek Land Warfare, The Hero And The Quest, Rediscovery Of Antiquity, Age Of Perikles, Ancient & Modern Greece, Women And Gender, Judaism: Jesus & Hillel, When Worlds Collide, Greek and Roman History, Myth and Antiquity on Stage and Screen, Museum Studies, Childhood in the Ancient Mediterranean, Classical Art and Museums, Environmental Archeology, Myth and Archaeology, Mobile App Construction, Warfare in the Ancient World, Temp of Art: Hist of Art & Arc

ANCS 351 (3.00)

Topics in Ancient Studies

This course is repeatable up to 12 credits.
   Course ID: 052217
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Aristotle & Verbal Arts, When Worlds Collide

ANCS 370 (3.00)

When Worlds Collide: The Rediscovery of Antiquity

This course surveys the rediscovery of antiquity during the Age of Revolution. Pioneering explorations and early excavations in Europe, Africa, and America are viewed within the context of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Political revolutions breaking with the past are accompanied by renewed interest in the distant past in colonial America, France, Italy, Spain, Egypt, and Greece, leading to the birth of scientific archaeology and the early development of the discipline of art history.
   Course ID: 100509
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete one 200 level ANCS course or one 200 level ARCH course or one 200 level CPLT course or one 200 level ENGL course or one 200 level HIST course or one 200 level PHIL course or one 300 level ART course with a C or better.

ANCS 397 (1.00 - 6.00)

Internships in Ancient Studies

Students may earn academic credit by arrangement with the Ancient Studies department by working in an approved internship in museum studies, library studies, teaching, and webpage design. Written work, in addition to practical experience, may be required. Variable credit course repeatable up to 12 credits.
   Course ID: 052218
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Field Studies

ANCS 398 (1.00 - 3.00)

Independent Projects in Ancient Studies

Various topics in ancient literature, archaeology and history. Recommended Preparation: Ancient studies major with B average. This course is repeatable.
   Course ID: 052219
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

ANCS 399H (3.00)

Comprehensive Readings in Ancient Studies - Honors

During one semester of the senior year, majors with at least a B average in ancient studies courses may read widely from an extensive list of ancient sources drawn up by the Department of Latin or Greek Literature, Ancient History or Archaeology. The list will be available to students at any time preceding the semester for which credit is given. This course is repeatable.
   Course ID: 052221
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

ANCS 498H (3.00)

Honors Thesis in Ancient Studies I

Research and writing of an honors thesis in ancient studies. ANCS 498H, 499H comprise a two-semester sequence and are part of the departmental honors program. To be taken in senior year. (Further information available from the department.) This course is repeatable.
   Course ID: 052223
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Independent Study

ANCS 499H (3.00)

Honors Thesis in Ancient Studies II

Research and writing of an honors thesis in ancient studies. ANCS 498H, 499H comprise a two-semester sequence and are part of the departmental honors program. To be taken in senior year. This course is repeatable.
   Course ID: 052225
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Independent Study

Religious Studies

RLST 100 (3.00)

Historical Dimensions of Religion

An interdisciplinary introduction to the study of religion. Methods and insights from the humanities and the social sciences are applied to the study of such topics as myth, symbol and ritual; the nature, origins and validity of religious experience; and the concept of human destiny in Eastern, Western and African religious traditions.
   Course ID: 056683
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Arts and Humanities (GFR)

RLST 200 (3.00)

Philosophy Of Religion

A critical examination of the nature and justification of religious belief. Topics to be discussed include the existence of God, the nature of religious belief, the problem of evil, the possibility of life after death, and the relation between religion and morality.
   Course ID: 100496
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Arts and Humanities (GFR)

RLST 201 (3.00)

Israel and the Ancient Near East

A survey of the cultures of the ancient Near East including Assyria, Persia, and especially the development of ancient Judaism.
   Course ID: 050041
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: ANCS 200, JDST 200
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Culture (GEP), Arts and Humanities (GFR), Culture (GFR)

RLST 202 (3.00)

Judaism in the Time of Jesus and Hillel

This course surveys the history of Judaism and the Jewish people from the onset of Hellenism through the second Jewish revolt against the occupation by the Roman Empire. This formative period in the history of Judaism, of early Christianity and of Jewish-Christian relations is interpreted in light of extant primary and secondary literary and archaeological sources.
   Course ID: 050038
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: ANCS 220, JDST 201
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Culture (GEP), Arts and Humanities (GFR), Culture (GFR)

RLST 203 (3.00)

Earliest Christianity

A survey of the development of early Christianity in the Roman Empire. Topics include the status of foreign religions in the empire, the social world of early Christianity, the attitude of the Roman government toward Christians, persecution and the triumph of Christianity.
   Course ID: 050040
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: ANCS 203
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GFR), Culture (GFR)

RLST 210 (3.00)

Classical Mythology

A study of the principal Greek and Roman myths.
   Course ID: 050037
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: ANCS 210
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Culture (GEP), Arts and Humanities (GFR), Culture (GFR)

RLST 220 (3.00)

Introduction to Comparative Religion

The course focuses on the historical development of the great religious traditions: Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism and Shinto. The study begins with an examination of so-called primitive religions and the origins of religion.
   Course ID: 056685
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GFR)

RLST 230 (3.00)

Comparative African Religions

An introduction to indigenous religions of Africa. Religions in African traditional society, with special reference to the principal elements in the religious system - the Supreme Being, the cosmic gods, the ancestors and lesser spirits. The impact of Islam and Christianity.
   Course ID: 050025
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: AFST 230
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Arts and Humanities (GFR), Culture (GFR)

RLST 235 (3.00)

African Religions

   Course ID: 056687
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GFR), Culture (GFR)

RLST 255 (3.00)

History of Christianity from its Origins to the Reformation

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.
   Course ID: 050150
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Course Equivalents: HIST 255H
   Same as Offering: HIST 255
   Attributes: Social Sciences (GEP), Social Sciences (GFR)

RLST 273 (3.00)

History of the Jews in Modern Times, From the Middle Ages to1917

Political and socioeconomic forces at work in Europe and within the Jewish community during this period. Hassidism and enlightenment, emancipation and reform. The French and Russian revolutions. Jewish existence in Eastern Europe. Zionism and Aliyah.
   Course ID: 050160
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: HIST 273, JDST 273
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Social Sciences (GEP), Culture (GFR), Social Sciences (GFR)

RLST 274 (3.00)

Contemporary Jewish History: 1917 to the Present

Jewish civilization in the 20th century with attention to interwar years, the attempted destruction of European Jewry in World War II and the resistance of the Jews. Post-war issues are examined: including the Allies and the United Nations, the emergence of new centers in Europe and Israel, Jews in the former Soviet Union, Jewish identity struggle in America and post-Holocaust thought.
   Course ID: 050147
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: HIST 274, JDST 274
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Social Sciences (GEP), Culture (GFR), Social Sciences (GFR)

RLST 314 (3.00)

Islam in Africa

This course is presented to provide the student with an introduction and overview of the history of Islam in Africa. This requires a discussion of Islam itself, its origins, philosophical thought, praxis and expansion. We then will turn to a more detailed examination of the penetration of Islam in Africa, eventually concentrating on its sub-Saharan influences. Recommended Preparation: AFST 211 or AFST212 or HIST242 or HIST243.
   Course ID: 050013
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: AFST 314, HIST 360
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Social Sciences (GEP), Culture (GFR), Social Sciences (GFR)

RLST 315 (3.00)

Religious Influences in American Life

Rather than being an encyclopedic survey of individual sects and churches, this course centers on several of the formative contributions of religion to American culture, from the Puritan era to the present, including the work ethic, radical conscience, philanthropy, culture religion, and the response of particular faiths to such basic crises as revolution, slavery and industrialization. The status of Catholicism and Judaism in a Protestant-originated culture also may be considered. Recommended Preparation: Any 100-level social science course, junior/senior status or permission of instructor.
   Course ID: 056692
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

RLST 316 (3.00)

Anthropology of Religion

This course examines the nature of belief systems, myth, and ritual in various societies of the world through ethnographic case studies. Cases to be examined may be drawn from societies in South America, Asia, the Pacific, Africa and the United States. Using these different case studies, the course examines a range of perspectives used by anthropologists to understand religious practices and belief systems.
   Course ID: 050044
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: ANTH 316
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Social Sciences (GEP), Culture (GFR), Social Sciences (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must complete ANTH 211 or SOCY 101 with a C or better.

RLST 349 (3.00)

The Sociology of Religion

Analysis of religious institutions and structures and of the relations between religion and society. Special attention is given to the social sources of religious attitudes; religious roles and organizations; American religious trends; and the interplay between religion and science, religion and politics, religion and economic behavior, and religion and social class. Recommended Preparation: SOCY101 or ANTH 211 or permission of the instructor
   Course ID: 050242
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: SOCY 349
   Attributes: Social Sciences (GEP), Social Sciences (GFR)

RLST 350 (3.00)

The Bible and Literature

A study of the relationship between the Bible and selected literary texts.
   Course ID: 050096
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: ENGL 349
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Arts and Humanities (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must complete a 200 level ENGL course with a C or better.

RLST 351 (3.00)

New Testament Greek

Selections from the New Testament.
   Course ID: 050102
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: GREK 351
   Attributes: Language (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must complete GREK 201 or Equivalent

RLST 352 (3.00)

Septuagint

Selections from the Greek version of the Old Testament.
   Course ID: 050103
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: GREK 350
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Language (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must complete GREK 201 or Equivalent

RLST 370 (3.00)

African Religions in Africa and the Diaspora

A comparative study of selected indigenous African religions and an examination of African religious survivals in the New World. Continuity and change in the principal forces of the religious systems: the Supreme Being, the cosmic gods, the ancestors and lesser spirits, as well as the relation-ship to other religions. Recommended Preparation: Junior/senior standing
   Course ID: 050031
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: AFST 368
   Attributes: Social Sciences (GFR)

RLST 380 (1.00 - 3.00)

Topics in Religious Studies

A critical investigation from a cross-cultural and interdisciplinary perspective of selected issues in religious studies. Topics will be announced each semester.
   Course ID: 056696
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Top: Old Testament, Top: Psyche And Spirit, The Problem Of Evil, Topic:Pillars Of Islam, Seminar In Literary Hist, Temples,Churches,Synagog, Heroes,Heretics History, Religion And Psychology, Cults Of Ancient Greece, The Problem Of Job, Hist East Asian Religion, Top: Intro To The Tanakh, Top: Hist Persp On Relig, Top: William James, Top:The Problem Of Job, Jewish Phil & Mysticism, Top:Kierkegaard Rel Thgt, Religion And Revolution, Intro To Old Testament, Jewish Mysticsm, Top In Religious Studies, Top:Philosophcaltheology, Top:Religion & Revolutn, Top:Utopian Soc/Religion, Top: Islam In Africa, Top: The Problem Of Evil, Top: Witchcraft, Hist Of East Asian Rel, Top:Rlgious Thmes In Lit, Topics:Rel & Revolution, Death/Burial - Antiquity, Top:Relig & Literature, Top:Hist Of Islam In Afr, American Relig/Culture, Arch Of Anct Egypt&Israe, Top: Religion & Science, Topic: Islam In Africa, Judaism: Jesus & Hillel, Religion and the Holocaust

RLST 386 (3.00)

Eastern Christianity

   Course ID: 056698
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Social Sciences (GFR)

RLST 400 (1.00 - 3.00)

Special Projects in Religious Studies

You must receive permission of the instructor who will supervise the project in order to take this course.
   Course ID: 056699
   Consent: Instructor Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

RLST 463 (3.00)

Jews, Christians and Muslims in the Middle Ages

This course examines moments of contact and conflict between the three major monotheistic faiths of the medieval period: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Topics will include an examination of the scriptural foundations of the three faiths and their influence on topics such as law, violence, conversion, ritual, and legend. The course provides an overview of how individuals and leadership within the three faiths interacted with each other. Recommended Preparation: HIST 100 or HIST 110, or HIST 111 or JDST 100 or RLST100 or 200-level course, and junior/senior standing.
   Course ID: 050151
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: HIST 463, JDST 463

RLST 466 (3.00)

The Reformation

The economic and political conditions, the popular movements and the theological controversies that led to the overthrow of the Catholic Church's monopoly of religious loyalties, thereby turning Europeans against one another on a national/religious basis. Attention is focused on the lives and ideas of the leading reformers. Recommended Preparation: HIST 100 or HIST 110 or HIST 111, plus junior/senior status.
   Course ID: 050157
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: HIST 466
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Social Sciences (GEP), Culture (GFR), Social Sciences (GFR)

RLST 473 (3.00)

Mahatma Gandhi's Political Experiments with Truth

A study of Gandhi's effort to gain national independence and to reform India by non-violent vindication of truth. A reflection on Gandhi's sexual asceticism, civil disobedience, and politicization of women. A comparison and contrast of Gandhi with Socrates, Henry Thoreau and Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Intended for non-majors as well as majors. A seminar presentation, a research paper, and regular class attendance are all required. Recommended Preparation: Junior standing or a grade of C or better in POLI200 or POLI301 or a writing class beyond ENGL100
   Course ID: 050224
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: POLI 473
   Attributes: Culture (GFR)