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This course surveys the history of American immigration both forced and voluntary from colonial times to the present. Emphasis is placed on understanding how America changes immigrants and how immigrants have changed America. The course explores the formation of identity and values by different ethnic groups over time and the resultant tensions created within the common bonds of community.

This course examines the various social, cultural, economic, and political currents that led to the formation of the United States of America. The course considers the first Americans, the settlement of North America by Europeans, the American Revolution, Federalism and the Constitution, slavery, the Civil War, and other key issues and events in the American past from pre-Columbian times to 1877.

This course traces the course of American history over the last 110 years. Subjects to be considered include Reconstruction, the destruction of the Plains Indians, the peopling of America, ethnic and racial tension, the rise of America to a global power, the Great Depression, World War II, the Cold War, the Civil Rights Movement, the Sixties, and the recent past.

The historical experience of African-Americans has often underlined the shortcomings of American society: slavery, Civil War, racism and Jim Crow laws. Yet, from Jamestown in 1619 to Anytown, USA today, African-Americans have helped build America, fought its wars, and, most importantly, helped to define our unique American identity. This is a story for all Americans.

This course considers Africa and the Islamic Middle East by examining their often intersecting histories. Key issues include African kingship, the gold and slave trades, the rise and spread of Islam, the Ottoman Empire, European Imperialism, nationalism, and the challenges of the recent past.

This course surveys the broad sweep of Latin American history from the Mayan and Incan civilizations through the recent past. The volatility of the multicultural societies of these lands, spilling over into fractious violence and brilliant creativity, will be a recurrent theme.

This course surveys the broad sweep of Latin American history from the eve of European contact in the fifteenth century through the recent past. Patterns of change overtime, and their notable exceptions, are recurrent themes in the course, including colonialism, independence, nationalism, transculturation, artistic and literary expression, neoliberalism, and the region's contributions to important hemispheric and global developments. Prerequisite: ENG 101

This course is designed as a survey course that examines the experiences of women in the United States. This course will focus on the history of women from pre-European contact to the present. Students will come to understand the role of women and their contributions by examining their written records from the past to the present.

This course examines the history of Western Civilization from ancient times to about 1400. It covers the development of Greek, Roman, Medieval, and early modern civilizations including Africa and Asia. Topics include the first world religions, the first cities, the origins of democracy and many other crucial beginnings. While the focus shifts from country to country, the subject always remains the same: the rise of the West from a global perspective.

This course focuses on the principal political, economic, and social revolutions that have swept through Europe, Asia and Africa over the past 300 years. Students will consider, for example, how the Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment have shaped our modern world view and its impact on the continents of Asia and Africa. Other topics that will be considered include the impact of the French Revolution on modern politics, and the meaning of ?Liberty, Brotherhood, and Equality.? The course will also cover the Industrial Revolution and its effect on the lives of ordinary men and women in Europe; Nationalism, Imperialism, and European expansion. Consideration will be given also to the horrors and accomplishments of the twentieth century on a global level.

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