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History Course Descriptions

History courses

18 credits:

HIS 101   World Civilizations I
3 credits
A survey of world civilizations from human origins to the 16th century. Exploration of the cultural, political, and economic development of humankind in a global context.

HIS 102   World Civilizations II
3 credits
A survey of world civilizations from the 16th century to the present. Exploration of the cultural, political, and economic development of humankind in a global context.

HIS 111   History of the United States to 1877
3 credits
A survey course in which the cultural, political, and economic events that have shaped American history from the precontact period to 1877 will be explored. The course will pursue several key topics, including the evolution of race and gender relations, independence, the emergence of popular democracy, the era of the Civil War and Reconstruction, and the impact of industrialism and urbanization upon American life.

HIS 112   History of the United States from 1877
3 credits
A survey course in which the cultural, political, and economic events that have shaped American history from 1877 to the present will be explored. The course will pursue several key topics, including the continuing development of race and gender relations, the impact of industrialism, the world wars and the Cold War upon American life.

HIS 214   History of Wisconsin
3 credits
Prerequisite or corequisite: HIS 111
A survey of the cultural, economic, political, and social history of Wisconsin from the days of exploration to the present. The class emphasizes independent research and discussion.

HIS 378   Historical Materials
1 credit
Prerequisite or corequisite: HIS 214
A review of primary sources and techniques for research in history. Development of familiarity with the techniques of writing of historical prose.

HIS 379   Historiography
1 credit
Prerequisite: HIS 378
An exploration of modes of historical thinking and their relationship to the development of the senior paper.

HIS 479   Senior Paper
1 credit
Prerequisite: HIS 379
Writing and editing the senior paper, an original piece of historical prose. Public presentation of the resulting work.

Standard history strand

6 credits from the following:

HIS 301   Church History to the Reformation
3 credits
Prerequisite: HIS 101
A study of the development of the church from apostolic times to the Reformation. Significant figures in the history of the church are studied with stress on the interaction of the church and the world.

HIS 302   Church History Since the Reformation
3 credits
Prerequisite: HIS 102
A study of church history from the Reformation to the present. The course focuses on the influence of the church on the world rather than on doctrinal matters.

HIS 303   History of England
3 credits
Prerequisite: HIS 102
A survey of English history from ancient times to the present. Special attention will be given to the social, political, and economic developments that have influenced the course of English history.

HIS 410   19th Century Europe
3 credits
Prerequisite: HIS 102
A study of the European powers during the period 1815-1914. Concepts such as liberalism, nationalism, conservatism, democracy and socialism are critically examined. The course concludes with an examination of
the origins of World War I.

HIS 422   20th Century Europe
3 credits
Prerequisite: HIS 102
A study of Europe commencing with World War I and extending to its current political and economic condition. The rise of dictatorships, trials of
democracy, World War II, colonialism, postwar economic revivals, social, and cultural transformation, and the course and conclusion of the Cold War are explored.

HIS 440   Controversies in European History  
3 credits
Prerequisite: HIS 111 or HIS 112
A study of various controversies within European history from ancient times to the present. These will include major historiographical controversies.

HIS 450   Seminar in European History
3 credits
Prerequisite: HIS 111 or HIS 112
An opportunity to study specific topics in the various fields of European history in a seminar type format.  The topic(s) is drawn from the interests of the department faculty and students.

6 credits from the following:

HIS 309   Public History
3 credits
Prerequisites: HIS 111, HIS 112
Prerequisite or Corequisite: HIS 214
The class explores the multiplicity of approaches historians use to conduct research, engage in historical preservation, present history to public audiences via historical societies, electronic media, and museums.  The course is designed to familiarize the student with not only the historiography of public history, but also the theories and practice behind the presentation of history to public audiences.  Pedagogical approaches include in-class study, presentations by public history practitioners, site visits, and through Service-Learning at an appropriate public history venue.

HIS 314   American Constitutional Development
3 credits
Prerequisites: HIS 111, HIS 112
(For history, broad field social studies, or criminal justice majors only)
A study of the background of the federal Constitution and a survey of its development to the present. Consideration is given to national economic regulations, capital-labor issues, and civil liberties.

HIS 408   History of American Foreign Policy
3 credits
Prerequisites: HIS 102, HIS 112
A survey of major foreign policy issues and the conduct of diplomacy from the end of the 18th century to the present. Emphasis is placed on 20th century involvement of major powers in international conflicts.

HIS 415   History of the Recent U.S.
3 credits
Prerequisites: HIS 111, HIS 112
A seminar dealing with the political, economic, intellectual and social trends of the United States since 1933. Topics for discussion include the New Deal, World War II, the Cold War, and the dramatic political, economic, foreign policy, social and cultural changes in American society during the last 40 years.

HIS 416   History and Culture of American Indians
3 credits
Prerequisites: HIS 111, HIS 112, SOC 100
A study of the history of American Indians from precontact times to the present. Special attention is given to issues surrounding the continuing effect of contact and discovery upon American Indians in a cultural, political and economic context.

HIS 425   The Civil War Era (1850-1877)
3 credits
Prerequisite: HIS 111
A study of the causes and course of the Civil War as well as its consequences for subsequent American history. The course will focus upon the key issues of slavery and race relations, the effect of industrialization upon sectional tensions, southern particularism, and the social and political life of the era.

HIS 436   Controversies in American History
3 credits
Prerequisite(s): HIS 111 or HIS 112
A study of various controversies within American history from colonial times to the present. These will include major historiographical controversies.

HIS 490   Seminar in American History
3 credits
Prerequisite: HIS 111 or HIS 112
An opportunity to study specific topics in the various fields of American history in a seminar type format.  Topics are drawn from the interests of the department faculty and students.

6 credits from the following:

HIS 342   Topics in Ancient History
3 credits
Prerequisite: HIS 101 or HIS 114
Provides the student with an opportunity to explore topics in ancient history from a Western or non-Western social, political, and economic framework.

HIS 405   History of the Modern Middle East
3 credits
Prerequisite: HIS 102
A survey of events in the Middle East from the rise of Islam to the current day.

HIS 423   History of Latin America
3 credits
Prerequisites: HIS 101, HIS 102
A survey of economic, political, religious, and social change ad continuity in Latin America from the pre-colonial period to the present day. Latin America is defined as including the Caribbean Islands, Mexico, Central America and South America.

HIS 426   History of Africa
3 credits
Prerequisites: HIS 101, HIS 102
A topical survey of the history of African peoples from human origins to the present. Subjects include regional historical developments, African social and political patterns, the impact of external contacts, imperialism and colonialism, nationalism and independence, and current issues in Africa.

HIS 431   History of Monsoon Asia
3 credits
Prerequisites: HIS 101, HIS 102
A survey of civilizations in monsoon Asia from prehistory to the present. Emphasis is placed on cultural, political, and social development of China, Japan and India, with some attention to Korea, Central Asia, and Southeast Asia.

HIS 438   Controversies in World History
3 credits
Prerequisite: HIS 111 or HIS 112
A study of various controversies within world history from ancient times to the present. These will include major historiographical controversies.

HIS 492   Seminar in World History
3 credits
Prerequisite: HIS 101 or HIS 102
An opportunity to study specific topics in the various fields of world history in a seminar type format.  Topics are drawn from the interests of the department faculty and students.

Public history strand

6 credits:

HIS 309   Public History
3 credits
Prerequisites: HIS 111, HIS 112
Prerequisite or Corequisite: HIS 214
The class explores the multiplicity of approaches historians use to conduct research, engage in historical preservation, present history to public audiences via historical societies, electronic media, and museums.  The course is designed to familiarize the student with not only the historiography of public history, but also the theories and practice behind the presentation of history to public audiences.  Pedagogical approaches include in-class study, presentations by public history practitioners, site visits, and through Service-Learning at an appropriate public history venue.

SWK 322   Grant Writing
3 credits
Prerequisite: COM 431 or HOS 342 or MKT 401 or NRS 335 or PSY 342 or SWK 352 or THE 450
A basic skills development course linked to the theoretical content of the concurrent foundation courses. The course focus is on indirect practice skills for working with agency, community, and societal organizations to improve the social well-being for the common good of all through changes in policy, programs, and service delivery. Teaching methodology includes modeling, observation, simulation, role-play, structured exercises, use of audio–video and computer equipment, and peer or instructor feedback.

6 credits from the following:

HIS 301   Church History to the Reformation
3 credits
Prerequisite: HIS 101
A study of the development of the church from apostolic times to the Reformation. Significant figures in the history of the church are studied with stress on the interaction of the church and the world.

HIS 302   Church History Since the Reformation
3 credits
Prerequisite: HIS 102
A study of church history from the Reformation to the present. The course focuses on the influence of the church on the world rather than on doctrinal matters.

HIS 303   History of England
3 credits
Prerequisite: HIS 102
A survey of English history from ancient times to the present. Special attention will be given to the social, political, and economic developments that have influenced the course of English history.

HIS 410   19th Century Europe
3 credits
Prerequisite: HIS 102
A study of the European powers during the period 1815-1914. Concepts such as liberalism, nationalism, conservatism, democracy and socialism are critically examined. The course concludes with an examination of
the origins of World War I.

HIS 422   20th Century Europe
3 credits
Prerequisite: HIS 102
A study of Europe commencing with World War I and extending to its current political and economic condition. The rise of dictatorships, trials of
democracy, World War II, colonialism, postwar economic revivals, social, and cultural transformation, and the course and conclusion of the Cold War are explored.

HIS 440   Controversies in European History  
3 credits
Prerequisite: HIS 111 or HIS 112
A study of various controversies within European history from ancient times to the present. These will include major historiographical controversies.

HIS 450   Seminar in European History
3 credits
Prerequisite: HIS 111 or HIS 112
An opportunity to study specific topics in the various fields of European history in a seminar type format.  The topic(s) is drawn from the interests of the department faculty and students.

HIS 342   Topics in Ancient History
3 credits
Prerequisite: HIS 101 or HIS 114
Provides the student with an opportunity to explore topics in ancient history from a Western or non-Western social, political, and economic framework.

HIS 405   History of the Modern Middle East
3 credits
Prerequisite: HIS 102
A survey of events in the Middle East from the rise of Islam to the current day.

HIS 423   History of Latin America
3 credits
Prerequisites: HIS 101, HIS 102
A survey of economic, political, religious, and social change ad continuity in Latin America from the pre-colonial period to the present day. Latin America is defined as including the Caribbean Islands, Mexico, Central America and South America.

HIS 426   History of Africa
3 credits
Prerequisites: HIS 101, HIS 102
A topical survey of the history of African peoples from human origins to the present. Subjects include regional historical developments, African social and political patterns, the impact of external contacts, imperialism and colonialism, nationalism and independence, and current issues in Africa.

HIS 431   History of Monsoon Asia
3 credits
Prerequisites: HIS 101, HIS 102
A survey of civilizations in monsoon Asia from prehistory to the present. Emphasis is placed on cultural, political, and social development of China, Japan and India, with some attention to Korea, Central Asia, and Southeast Asia.

HIS 438   Controversies in World History
3 credits
Prerequisite: HIS 111 or HIS 112
A study of various controversies within world history from ancient times to the present. These will include major historiographical controversies.

HIS 492   Seminar in World History
3 credits
Prerequisite: HIS 101 or HIS 102
An opportunity to study specific topics in the various fields of world history in a seminar type format.  Topics are drawn from the interests of the department faculty and students.

9 credits from the following:

HIS 314   American Constitutional Development
3 credits
Prerequisites: HIS 111, HIS 112
(For history, broad field social studies, or criminal justice majors only)
A study of the background of the federal Constitution and a survey of its development to the present. Consideration is given to national economic regulations, capital-labor issues, and civil liberties.

HIS 415   History of the Recent U.S.
3 credits
Prerequisites: HIS 111, HIS 112
A seminar dealing with the political, economic, intellectual and social trends of the United States since 1933. Topics for discussion include the New Deal, World War II, the Cold War, and the dramatic political, economic, foreign policy, social and cultural changes in American society during the last 40 years.

HIS 416   History and Culture of American Indians
3 credits
Prerequisites: HIS 111, HIS 112, SOC 100
A study of the history of American Indians from precontact times to the present. Special attention is given to issues surrounding the continuing effect of contact and discovery upon American Indians in a cultural, political and economic context.

HIS 425   The Civil War Era (1850-1877)
3 credits
Prerequisite: HIS 111
A study of the causes and course of the Civil War as well as its consequences for subsequent American history. The course will focus upon the key issues of slavery and race relations, the effect of industrialization upon sectional tensions, southern particularism, and the social and political life of the era.

HIS 436   Controversies in American History
3 credits
Prerequisite(s): HIS 111 or HIS 112
A study of various controversies within American history from colonial times to the present. These will include major historiographical controversies.

HIS 490   Seminar in American History
3 credits
Prerequisite: HIS 111 or HIS 112
An opportunity to study specific topics in the various fields of American history in a seminar type format.  Topics are drawn from the interests of the department faculty and students.

6 credits from the following:

ACC 201   Financial Accounting
3 credits
The purpose of this course is to introduce the student to generally-accepted accounting principles, basic accounting systems, accounting theory, and financial statements.

ACC 306   Managerial Accounting
3 credits
Prerequisites: ACC 201, MAT 100 or MAT 105 or MAT 111 or MAT 122 or BUA 210 or MAT 130
A continuation of ACC 201 with concentration on corporate financial statements and the basics of managerial cost accounting. Applications are designed to provide exposure to analysis and interpretation of accounting data for managerial planning, control, and decision-making.

BUA 101   Introduction to Business
3 credits
An introductory course, designed for the non-business major student, to learn general business functions and systems.  The student will explore business skills that are needed in one’s professional career.   A computer simulation, current events, guest speakers, field trips to local businesses and discussion are used to gain knowledge of general business concepts and the business environment.

MGT 213   Principles of Management
3 credits
Prerequisite: ENG 105 or ENG 230
A systematic analysis of the management process involving an integration of classical, behavioral, and modern contemporary philosophies. The importance of relating the theoretical principles of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling to practical experience is featured.

MGT 311   Human Resource Management
3 credits
Prerequisite: MGT 213
A comprehensive study of the personnel management function:  planning, recruiting, testing, selection,
training, compensation, policy development, performance appraisal, government regulations, and labor relations.

MGT 408   Leadership in Ethical Organizations
3 credits
Prerequisite: MGT 213
This course examines leadership in contemporary organizations. It addresses the leader’s role in accomplishing organizational objectives in a complex, changing, contemporary, global, team-based values-challenged environment. The course reviews approaches to leadership (behavioral, transformational, situational, and values-based), and the impact of successful leadership on the organization. It examines processes involved in the leadership and development of heterogeneous and homogeneous work teams. Students will gain self-awareness of their personal leadership styles, interpersonal skills and values affecting their leadership through experiential exercises and self-assessment.

MGT 421   Project Management
3 credits
Prerequisite: MGT 213
This course focuses on the functions and activities in a team-based, project-management organization. The project life cycle is discussed. Activities such as initiating, planning, staffing, budgeting, executing, piloting/testing and monitoring the project are addressed. Key issues and challenges facing the project manager are identified. Hands-on experience is provided through case studies, exercises, and projects.

MKT 201   Principles of Marketing
3 credits
Prerequisite: ENG 105 or ENG 230 or appropriate English placement test score
A general overview of the scope and significance of marketing both domestically and internationally. The course emphasizes the marketing of consumer and industrial goods and analysis of the marketing mix variables of product, price, promotion, and place. It introduces marketing policies and practices of business firms.

MKT 302   Principles of Advertising
3 credits
Prerequisite: MKT 201
A broad-based view of advertising principles and their application to an organization. Topics include advertising agencies, advertising planning and strategy development, understanding available media alternatives, media planning and buying, creating advertising, and the integration of advertising with other elements of the marketing communications mix (e.g. promotions, public relations, personal selling, and direct marketing).

TEC 200   Fundamentals of Information Technology
3 credits
This course introduces information technology systems that support organizational decision-making and problem solving. The course surveys the technical and organizational issues involved in the use and design of information systems and how the application of IT can enable an organization to improve quality, timeliness, and competitive advantage.

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