Academic Catalog

2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

History & Political Science

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Majors

Global Studies Major

History Major

History and Political Science Major

Political Science Major

Minors

Global Studies Minor

History Minor

Political Science Minor

Concentrations

American Civil War Concentration

Politics and Public Policy Concentration

Pre-Law Concentration

Public History Concentration

Pre-Professional Programs

Law

Teacher Licensure

Endorsement in History and Social Studies (6-12)

The Department of History and Political Science prepares students for a life of active citizenship and intellectual engagement by offering diverse courses that explore the historical evolution and contemporary challenges of the world and its peoples. Knowledge of history equips students to participate in core social, political, economic and cultural institutions by tracing the trajectory of those institutions and empowering students to contribute to their future development. Political science courses interrogate the processes by which communities decide what is important and what should be done by engaging in critical analysis of the institutions, policies and philosophies of the collective problem-solving processes known as governance. Global studies courses place students within the broadest context of human activity and orient them to the roles they play in the world as a single place. All of the courses in the department, therefore, focus student energy on the mechanisms they need to influence the conversations that shape their world, making them effective citizens of their local, national and global communities.
 
The department offers majors in history, political science, history and political science, and global studies. Students may minor in history, political science or global studies; or pursue a concentration in American Civil War, politics and public policy, pre-law, or public history. History faculty offer courses in U.S., European and non-Western history. Political science courses cover American politics, global politics and political philosophy. The history and political science major combines these two disciplines and is the typical major of students seeking careers in secondary education. The global studies major begins with core courses in the  department, then branches out to upper-level courses in a wide variety of disciplines allowing students to create a path that best fits their interests. The department is home to the College’s Pre-Law Society and Phi Alpha Theta, the honor society for history.
 
The course of study for each major emphasizes critical thinking, writing, research and project development—skills essential to any career. Faculty actively engage students with dynamic teaching that emphasizes discussion, reflection, simulations, problem-based learning and original research. This commitment extends to promoting experiential learning beyond the classroom including field trips, internships, service-learning and semester-length programs abroad. The department offers distinctive on- and off- campus experiences during May Term including trips to the United Nations, South Africa, Belgium, France and Britain. The internship program places students in law offices, nonprofits, state and local government agencies, and more. Many of our majors are elected to leadership roles in student organizations including the Student Senate, Soar Mentors and the Honor Council.
 
Students pursuing majors and minors in the department have a wide variety of career interests including law, secondary and higher education, government service, museum and archival work, religion, journalism and overseas development work.
 

Law Pre-Professional Program

In addition to offering a pre-law track through the political science major and a pre-law concentration open to students from any major, the Department of History and Political Science actively works with the College’s Pre-Law Society to develop courses, programs, internships and guest speakers for students interested in law school and law-related careers. Students interested in law should contact Dr. James Josefson to design a course of study and get involved in the Pre-Law Society.

Global Studies Major

Degree Type Offered: B.A. Major

A bachelor of arts degree consisting of 43 credit hours distributed as follows:

Core Courses

(19 Credits)

ECON-200 Principles of Macroeconomics

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Introduces scarcity, opportunity cost, and supply and demand analysis, with special emphasis on aggregate economic growth, unemployment, inflation, and fiscal and monetary policies. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: social sciences

PSCI-200 Introduction to Global Studies

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Introduces key concepts, themes, and issues of global studies. Topics include globalization, security, development, health, agriculture and food, and the environment. Critically examines contemporary issues such as global inequality, climate change, and the power of multinational corporations. Corequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW

PSCI-230 Introduction to Global Politics

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Introduces students to the world as a site of political activity. Examines institutions and processes on a global scale. Topics include sovereignty, power, globalization, war, multilateral institutions, the environment, trade, development, poverty and a variety of current events. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: global dynamics

PSCI-240 Introduction to Comparative Politics

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Introduces the diversity of political structures, processes, cultures, ideologies and change (revolution, democratization, etc.), as manifested in multiple national political systems in the global community. Introduces the application of social science methods to political phenomena. Considers the outcomes of political systems for human well-being. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: global dynamics

PSCI-250 Methods of Research and Data Analysis

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

An introduction to the production of knowledge about political phenomena. Topics include the relationship between theory and research, formulation of research questions and research design, and quantitative and qualitative methods. Students will understand and evaluate scholarly research in the field and conduct their own research projects.

PSCI-400 Professional Development

Credits: 1 Term Offered: Spring Only

This course is designed to prepare the political science student for entry into the job market, or further study at the graduate level. This class meets once a week and addresses issues of relevance to the political science professional. Topics of relevance to postgraduates, including graduate exams, graduate applications and resume and interview preparation will be discussed. Students will prepare a career portfolio, individually designed to meet their specific needs, in which professional and graduate school application materials will be collected. The portfolio will be fully assessed at the end of the semester. Prerequisite: Junior standing

PSCI-470 Seminar in Global Studies & Political Science

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Examination of significant professional literature in political science and international studies through preparation and presentation of a major research paper.

Global Processes

(12 Credits)

COMM-334 Intercultural Communication

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Theoretical and practical survey of intercultural communication processes. Examines intrapersonal, interpersonal, organizational, and mass media dimensions of intercultural communication. The course specifically focuses on the distinctive cultural behaviors, expectations, values and power dynamics that affect our abilities to communicate effectively and people from diverse cultures. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: world cultures

ECON-440 International Economics

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Theory of international economic interrelationships, including trade, finance, and monetary policies and institutions. Prerequisite: ECON-200 or ECON-210 FILA general education: global dynamics

GEOG-195 World Regional Geography

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

A human geographic exploration of all world regions, emphasizing population, cultural, economic and political geographies. Prerequisites: Completion of the FILA general education history requirement and one of the following: ECON-200, ECON-210 or SOC-101, or permission of instructor

HIST-370 Genocide

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

This courses explores the history of genocide. Examines origins of and paths to genocide, including dynamics tied to imperialism, race, and nationalism; also investigates the conception of the word 'genocide' and the development of critical genocide studies as a field of inquiry. Specific case studies that occurred in modern history as well as broader themes give students the opportunity to wrestle with and compare historical dynamics, historiographical discussions, and theoretical conceptions. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: world cultures Offered alternate years

HIST-430 European Imperialism

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Europeans' relationship with the rest of the world from the origins of modern European empires in the 19th-century, to the process of decolonization in the 20th-century, to current debates about neo-imperialism and neo-colonialism. Examines the effects of empire on both the colonizers and the colonized. Offered alternate years

PSCI/SOC-205 Global Identities

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Interdisciplinary exploration of the power and dynamics of human similarities and differences on a global scale. Covers globalization from the perspective of identity and difference, and provides opportunities to question contemporary assumptions, values and patterns of behavior with the goal of making global interactions more constructive ad more peaceful. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: global dynamics

PSCI-335W Peace, War and World Politics

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Examines human understanding of the institution of warfare and alternative means of managing large-scale conflict. Also studies the concept of peace, including the personal and policy implications of the various definitions of the term. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW and ENG-110 FILA general education: global dynamics and writing intensive Offered alternate years

PSCI-336 United Nations

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

History, structures, issues and politics of the United Nations, and a consideration of the organization's role in world politics. This course may include travel to New York City or Washington DC. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: global dynamics Offered alternate years

PSCI-356 United States Foreign Policy

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Examines the continuity and changes in the contexts, structures, processes, actors and issues of U.S. foreign policy in the 20th and 21st centuries. Offered alternate years

PSCI-360 Population, Immigration, and Politics

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

This course takes a surveying view of the political, social and economic consequences of population movement phenomena focusing on two central elements: Migration and Identity Politics. In an effort to accommodate the broad theme, the course will view population movement phenomena from the perspectives of immigrants, host and origin nations, as well as global state and non-state actors. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW and ENG-110; PSCI-240 is recommended FILA general education: global dynamics

PSCI-365E Politics of Human Rights

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

An examination of conceptions of human rights, the global discourse around human rights, and efforts to protect those rights. Topics include why governments violate the rights of their citizens, the role of human rights activism in shaping global public discourse and affecting the practices of governments, international human rights law, and the human rights dimensions of foreign policy. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW and ENG-110 FILA general Education: global dynamics and ethical reasoning

PSCI-370 Issues in Global Politics

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Major themes, questions, problems and events in global politics as chosen by the instructor. Students will engage in written and public discourse concerning topics that are global in scope and important to understanding politics in the twenty-first century. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: global dynamics

PSCI-375 United States and the World

Credits: 3 Term Offered: May Term

Examination of major foreign policy issues facing the United States and consideration of policy options available. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: global dynamics

PSCI-420W International Law & Organization

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Explores the nature of international law and its similarities and differences with domestic law. Examines the institutions, rules, and organizations that provide the context for global interactions in an increasingly globalizing world. Case studies include issues such as human rights, the International Criminal Court, the World Trade Organization and the World Bank, and International Monetary Fund. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW and ENG-110 FILA general education: writing intensive Offered alternate years

PSCI-430 The International Arms Trade

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

The international arms trade is a long-time instrument of foreign policy. States have used conventional arms to influence the policies of other governments, sway the course of foreign wars, and boost their own military and economic security. Access to weapons, however, also contributes to repression, human rights violations, the onset of armed conflict and regional instability, and depresses economic development. The course will examine these complexities and trace normative instruments that have been created to control the arms trade. Students will grapple with the interplay of norms, institutions, and state interest. In addition, the course will emphasize qualitative social science research skills, and will be geared toward helping students find research questions, design research, and locate and evaluate evidence. Prerequisite: PSCI-230 Offered alternate years

PSCI-440W Global Political Economy

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Political implications of global economic relations, including such topics as the politics of trade, monetary relations, financial crises, development, global systems of production and consumption and multinational corporations. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW and ENG-110 FILA general education: global dynamics and writing intensive Offered alternate years

PSCI-480 Internship

Credits: 3 Term Offered: All Terms

Provides an opportunity for a student to gain field experience in an area related to the student's concentration or career goals. Supervision of an intern is provided by an appropriate faculty member and by a staff member of the agency or business in which the student is an intern. A student who wishes to engage in an internship must consult with the appropriate faculty member at least eight weeks in advance of the start of the term in which the internship is to be completed. A description of the internship, signed by the student and the faculty sponsor, must be filed with the director of internships by the first day of the semester prior to the start of the internship. Approval of each application for an internship is made by the director of internships based upon policies and guidelines as approved by the Council on Education and the faculty. To be considered for an internship, a student must have junior or senior status and at least a 2.00 grade point average. Internships are graded on an S or U basis. A student may enroll in an internship program for 3 credits per semester, and internship credit may be earned in subsequent semesters subject to the limitations that no more than two internships may be pursued in any one agency or business and a maximum of 9 credits in internships may be applied toward graduation.

SOC-314 World Justice Systems

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Comparative study of justice systems derived from major legal traditions. The development and application of these systems is examined, with an emphasis on historical trends and social forces that shape them. Comparative themes include the role of political power, public perceptions, systems of morality, constructions of guilt, and corrections philosophies. Prerequisite: SOC-101 Offered alternate years

SOC-361 Development and Underdevelopment in the Modern World

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Dilemmas, tensions, and theoretical and policy issues related to the position of Third World countries in the modern world. Questions of urbanization, industrialization, modernization, westernization, and distribution of economic resources are discussed. Various theories of development and underdevelopment are critically examined. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW and SOC-101 FILA general education: global dynamics

Comparative and Regional Studies

(12 Credits)

FREN-300 Special Cultural Topics in English

Credits: 3 Term Offered: All Terms

Study of contemporary topics and world issues related to the cultures of the French-speaking world. Explores political, social and economic structures through literature, film, the visual arts and/or music. Taught in English. Credit available for French majors and minors upon completion of a French language component. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350 FILA general education: global dynamics

FREN-325 Art of Conversation

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Reinforces more advanced syntactical structures of the language. Further develops these and vocabulary through expository, persuasive, argumentative and debate style speaking. Prerequisite: FREN-202 or permission of instructor

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HIST-385 Topics in French History

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Covers key topics in the modern history of France since 1871. Survey of the modern period of French history through the lens of a special topic. Topics may include France at war in the 20th century, French intellectuals and the world, multicultural France, or social transformation in modern France. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: world cultures

HIST-321 Europe Since 1789

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Surveys developments in European history from the French Revolution to the present day. Major topics include the French Revolution and Napoleonic Europe, industrialization, the rise of new ideologies and systems of thought, the new Imperialism, the World Wars and the Holocaust, rise and fall of communism, and the place of Europe in the world in the early 21st century. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: world cultures Offered alternate years

HIST-325 Modern Britain Since 1688

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Examines political, economic, and culture trends in British history from the "Glorious Revolution" of 1688 to the present day. Modern Britain stands as one of the cornerstones of the contemporary world, and its politics and culture influenced global society in countless way, ranging from soccer to modern environmentalism to constitutional law. The course focuses on several major themes, including the role of religion, finance, and industry, the royal family, sport, and, most important of all, "social class," in building British society. Students will acquire a basic understanding of the major driving forces of modern British history and the ways that they compare and interrelate with Europe, the United State, and the world. Prerequisites: FILA 150 or FILA 350EW FILA general education: world cultures Offered alternate years

HIST-335 Women's History in Asia

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Explores women's histories in Asia. Stresses the construction of gender norms and their evolution over time and encourages comparison of women's lives and experiences across various cultural contexts in Asia. Topics include women's political rights and participation, women's education and literacy, women's sexuality and reproduction, and women's work. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: global dynamics Alternate years: offered 2019-2020

HIST-345 Crusades and Terrorism

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Analyzes the connection between the medieval crusading movement and modern Middle Eastern terrorism by analyzing the historical context for claims used to justify violent Islamic extremism. Students work to build a balanced historical perspective and engage their social responsibility to present reasoned opinions in the public discourse over modern terrorism. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: global dynamics Offered alternate years

HIST-350 Afghanistan, Central Asia, and the Great Powers

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Examines the history of western intervention, imperialism, and "nation building" in Central Asia and Afghanistan from the initial periods of Russian and British expansion into the region in the early eighteenth century to the American and NATO intervention in Afghanistan in the twenty-first century. Major themes include cultural and political interaction between local societies and the British, Russians, Soviets and Americans. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: world cultures Offered alternate years

HIST-360 Modern Africa

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Surveys the history of Modern Africa from the era of the trans-Atlantic slave trade to the present and places special emphasis on sub-Saharan Africa. It approaches the history of the continent through consideration of the nature and impact of European intrusion into African societies and African responses to European imperialism. Moreover, the course examines how independent African nations have addressed the legacies of their history and the challenges independence has posed for African nations. Special topics include Apartheid, the struggle against segregation, African women, feminism, development, and the difficulty in creating viable democracies and stable economies in the late twentieth-century. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: world cultures

HIST-390 War and Peace Across the Pacific

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Examines key events in the relations among Japan, China, and the United States since the mid-19th century, exploring not only diplomatic and political but also cultural relations among the three societies. Topics include migration, WWI, internationalism of the 1920s, WWII, Chinese Civil War, and Cold War. By exploring Asian and American experiences of these key events from international and transnational perspectives, nationalistic narratives that are prevalent in all societies will be challenged. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: world cultures

HIST-410 Modern India & Pakistan Since 1700

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Examines the history of India and Pakistan from the beginning of British rule in the early 1700s to the present. A region of the world that is by the day becoming more important to the Unites States and the West, this class explores the major issues of modern South Asian history, including the rise of British dominion, the Indian revolt of 1857-58, the escalation of religious communalism, growth of nationalism, India's partition and independence, and the current nuclear standoff between India and Pakistan by focusing on the complex interplay between nationalism, imperialism, and the three major religions of the region - Hinduism, Islam, and Sikhism - over the last 300 years. Offered alternate years

HIST-415 History of China Since 1600

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

A survey of the history of China since around 1600. While chronologically surveying political, economic, social, and cultural changes that took place in Ming and Qing China, Republic of China, and the People's Republic of China, the course explores key themes including revolutions, projects of building a modern nation-state, wars, gender, and family. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW Alternate years: offered 2019-2020

HIST-420 Modern Germany and Its Empires

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

This course is a survey and examination of modern German history and its empires from 1871 until the present. Explores major issues and broader dynamics tied to Imperial Germany, Weimar Germany, Nazi Germany, and a divided post-WWII Germany as well as current conversations. Discusses more specific dynamics including the German colonial empire, WWI, WWII and the Holocaust, and the East German dictatorship. Offered alternate years

HIST-425 History of Japan Since 1600

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Examines the history of Japan in the early modern and modern times. While chronologically surveying political, economic, social, and cultural changes, the course explores key themes including projects of building a modern nation-state and empire and of rebuilding the society after World War II, and the roles played by gender, family, and nationalism in those projects. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW

PSCI-310 Latin American Politics

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Comparative analysis of contemporary Latin American politics and governments. Considers political and economic themes, noting especially the challenges of democracy, development and inequality. Examines the region's relationship with the rest of the world, including the United States. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW and PSCI-240, or permission of instructor FILA general education: world cultures

PSCI-480 Internship

Credits: 3 Term Offered: All Terms

Provides an opportunity for a student to gain field experience in an area related to the student's concentration or career goals. Supervision of an intern is provided by an appropriate faculty member and by a staff member of the agency or business in which the student is an intern. A student who wishes to engage in an internship must consult with the appropriate faculty member at least eight weeks in advance of the start of the term in which the internship is to be completed. A description of the internship, signed by the student and the faculty sponsor, must be filed with the director of internships by the first day of the semester prior to the start of the internship. Approval of each application for an internship is made by the director of internships based upon policies and guidelines as approved by the Council on Education and the faculty. To be considered for an internship, a student must have junior or senior status and at least a 2.00 grade point average. Internships are graded on an S or U basis. A student may enroll in an internship program for 3 credits per semester, and internship credit may be earned in subsequent semesters subject to the limitations that no more than two internships may be pursued in any one agency or business and a maximum of 9 credits in internships may be applied toward graduation.

REL-340 Religions of the Near East

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Major living religions of the Near East stressing a sympathetic understanding of the illumination, which is provided the adherents of each for daily living, as well as some of the cultural expressions of each in those societies where they flourish. Religions studied include Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW and ENG-110 FILA general education: world cultures Offered alternate years

REL-350 Religions of the Far East

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Major living religions of the Far East stressing a sympathetic understanding of the illumination, which is provided the adherents of each for daily living, as well as some of the cultural expressions of each in those societies where they flourish. Religions studied include Hinduism, Buddhism, and native Chinese religion. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW and ENG-110 FILA general education: world cultures Offered alternate years

SOC-363 Cultures of Japan

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

An historical and cultural study of Japan, with particular attention to religion, government, and the arts. Consideration is given to daily life in Japan and current problems and changes. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW and SOC-101 FILA general education: world cultures

SOC-365 Cultures of Africa

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

The racial, social, and cultural history of Africa in ancient and modern times. Attention is given to the impact of urbanization and to African responses to Western values and institutions as carried to the continent by the Colonial powers. Contemporary political and socioeconomic trends and problems. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW and SOC-101 FILA general education: world cultures

SPAN-300 Special Cultural Topics in English

Credits: 3 Term Offered: May Term

Study of contemporary topics and world issues related to the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world. Explores political, social and economic structures through literature, film, the visual arts, and/or music. Taught in English. Credit available for Spanish majors and minors upon completion of a Spanish language component. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: world cultures

SPAN-340 Spanish Culture and Civilization

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

The historical development of Spain, including consideration of geography, as well as political, social, economic, intellectual, and artistic factors. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW, and SPAN-202 or permission of instructor FILA general education: world cultures

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SPAN-345 Latin American Culture and Civilization

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

The historical development of Spanish-speaking and Latin America including consideration of geography as well as political, social, economic, intellectual, and artistic factors. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW, and SPAN-202 or permission of instructor FILA general education: world cultures

Students may take one Internship (PSCI-480) toward the requirements for the major and apply the credits to either global processes or comparative and regional studies.

One international travel course (such as ART-307X) or cultural exploration course (such as COMM-333X, ENG-240, FCS-250, FREN-305X, SOC-363 or SOC-365, or SPAN-306 or SPAN-308X) may be used toward the comparative and regional studies requirement.

Students may substitute SOC-322 for PSCI-250.

Students may not double major in political science and global studies. Political science majors may minor in global studies, but the 15 credits from non-core areas must be taken in disciplines other than political science.

Students pursuing a global studies major are strongly encouraged to study abroad, to explore a minor relevant to their area of interest (world languages and cultures, economics, business, philosophy and religion, etc.), and to participate in an internship. Relevant internships through PSCI-480 earn credit toward the major.

History Major

Degree Type Offered: B.A. Major

A bachelor of arts degree consisting of 42 credit hours distributed as follows:

Core Courses

(18 Credits)

To be completed by the end of sophomore year, except for Senior Seminar:

HIST-105 World History to 1500

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

An examination of the multiple global narratives that comprise human development and interaction prior to 1500 with primary focus on early human activity, the development of complex societies, classical and post-classical ages, and expansion of post-classical cross-cultural involvement. Corequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: history

HIST-110 World History Since 1500

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

An examination of the multiple global narratives that comprise human development and interaction since 1500 with primary focus on the origins of global interdependence, the ages of revolution, industry, and empire, and the twentieth century. Corequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: history

HIST-201 History of the United States to 1877

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

The United States from settlement to Reconstruction. Major themes include the development of a new society, evolution of democratic behavior, and the growth of sectionalism. Includes both social and political approaches.

HIST-202 History of the United States Since 1877

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

The United States from Reconstruction until the present. Major themes include industrialization and modernization, the increased role of government, greater U. S. involvement in international affairs, and the impact of these changes on society. A continuation of HIST-201.

HIST-250 Historical Methods

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

An introduction to historical research methods and the tools and techniques that historians use to study the past. The course focuses on the development of key research skills through the location, analysis, and use of primary and secondary sources in a variety of forms and settings. Students will also review and gain an understanding of the fundamental historiographical practices and interpretations used within the field of history.

HIST-470 Seminar in Theory & Practice of History

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

An in-depth seminar in historical research and the examination of historical theory culminating in the preparation and presentation of a major research paper based on primary historical sources.

United States History

(at least 3 credits)

HIST-340 American Indian History

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Examines the history of American Indians from pre-contact civilizations and cultures to the present. It demonstrates the diversity of individual, tribal, national, and pan-Indian experiences in the context of culture, society, religion, economics, politics, and law. Students investigate a variety of sources including scholarly and popular non-fictional and fictional writings, images, songs, and films. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: world cultures Offered alternate years

HIST-365 Foundations of American Religion

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Survey of American religious history with a focus on origins and diversity. Major topics include Puritanism, Revivalism, Mormonism, Methodism, African-American religion, fundamentalism, Catholicism, and Judaism and religion during the cold war. Offered alternate years (Cross-listed as REL-365)

HIST-375 Cold War America

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Examines the cultural, political, and diplomatic context and events of the Cold War from 1945 to 1991 with an emphasis on life in the United States. Students explore a variety of scholarly and primary sources from the period. Offered alternate years

HIST-435 Progressive Era America

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

An intellectual and cultural history of the United States in global context between 1880 and 1920. It traces the development of American culture, ideas, economics, and politics as part of a larger reform movement in the industrialized world between the beginning of the Second Industrial Revolution and World War I. Offered alternate years

HIST-460 Readings in the American Civil War

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Explores the American Civil War primarily through great books, supplemented by lectures, films, and a field trip. Topics include causes of the conflict, gender, nationalism, religion, Reconstruction, memory, military history, and, especially, race, all as interpreted by modern scholarship. Prerequisite: HIST-201 Offered alternate years

HIST-462 History of the United States South

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Survey of the former slaveholding states. Focuses on slavery and slavery politics, race relations, and distinctive characteristics of Southern Society. Offered alternate years

European History

(at least 3 credits)

HIST-311 Europe 1492-1789

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Surveys developments in European history from the discovery of the New World to the eve of the French Revolution. Major topics include Europeans' interactions with peoples and cultures outside Europe, the Reformation, the development of both limited and absolutist governments, the Scientific Revolution, and the Enlightenment. Offered alternate years

HIST-321 Europe Since 1789

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Surveys developments in European history from the French Revolution to the present day. Major topics include the French Revolution and Napoleonic Europe, industrialization, the rise of new ideologies and systems of thought, the new Imperialism, the World Wars and the Holocaust, rise and fall of communism, and the place of Europe in the world in the early 21st century. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: world cultures Offered alternate years

HIST-325 Modern Britain Since 1688

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Examines political, economic, and culture trends in British history from the "Glorious Revolution" of 1688 to the present day. Modern Britain stands as one of the cornerstones of the contemporary world, and its politics and culture influenced global society in countless way, ranging from soccer to modern environmentalism to constitutional law. The course focuses on several major themes, including the role of religion, finance, and industry, the royal family, sport, and, most important of all, "social class," in building British society. Students will acquire a basic understanding of the major driving forces of modern British history and the ways that they compare and interrelate with Europe, the United State, and the world. Prerequisites: FILA 150 or FILA 350EW FILA general education: world cultures Offered alternate years

HIST-370 Genocide

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

This courses explores the history of genocide. Examines origins of and paths to genocide, including dynamics tied to imperialism, race, and nationalism; also investigates the conception of the word 'genocide' and the development of critical genocide studies as a field of inquiry. Specific case studies that occurred in modern history as well as broader themes give students the opportunity to wrestle with and compare historical dynamics, historiographical discussions, and theoretical conceptions. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: world cultures Offered alternate years

HIST-380 Topics in European History

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

A study of major themes, questions, events, and problems in European history chosen by the instructor. The course will include the examination of primary documents and/or artifacts and explore the implications of the theme on the cultures, economics, and social systems of the region. Examples include the Greeks and the Romans, the Crusades, the Renaissance, the Protestant Reformation, and others. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: world cultures

HIST-385 Topics in French History

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Covers key topics in the modern history of France since 1871. Survey of the modern period of French history through the lens of a special topic. Topics may include France at war in the 20th century, French intellectuals and the world, multicultural France, or social transformation in modern France. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: world cultures

HIST-420 Modern Germany and Its Empires

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

This course is a survey and examination of modern German history and its empires from 1871 until the present. Explores major issues and broader dynamics tied to Imperial Germany, Weimar Germany, Nazi Germany, and a divided post-WWII Germany as well as current conversations. Discusses more specific dynamics including the German colonial empire, WWI, WWII and the Holocaust, and the East German dictatorship. Offered alternate years

Non-Western History

(at least 3 credits)

HIST-335 Women's History in Asia

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Explores women's histories in Asia. Stresses the construction of gender norms and their evolution over time and encourages comparison of women's lives and experiences across various cultural contexts in Asia. Topics include women's political rights and participation, women's education and literacy, women's sexuality and reproduction, and women's work. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: global dynamics Alternate years: offered 2019-2020

HIST-345 Crusades and Terrorism

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Analyzes the connection between the medieval crusading movement and modern Middle Eastern terrorism by analyzing the historical context for claims used to justify violent Islamic extremism. Students work to build a balanced historical perspective and engage their social responsibility to present reasoned opinions in the public discourse over modern terrorism. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: global dynamics Offered alternate years

HIST-350 Afghanistan, Central Asia, and the Great Powers

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Examines the history of western intervention, imperialism, and "nation building" in Central Asia and Afghanistan from the initial periods of Russian and British expansion into the region in the early eighteenth century to the American and NATO intervention in Afghanistan in the twenty-first century. Major themes include cultural and political interaction between local societies and the British, Russians, Soviets and Americans. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: world cultures Offered alternate years

HIST-360 Modern Africa

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Surveys the history of Modern Africa from the era of the trans-Atlantic slave trade to the present and places special emphasis on sub-Saharan Africa. It approaches the history of the continent through consideration of the nature and impact of European intrusion into African societies and African responses to European imperialism. Moreover, the course examines how independent African nations have addressed the legacies of their history and the challenges independence has posed for African nations. Special topics include Apartheid, the struggle against segregation, African women, feminism, development, and the difficulty in creating viable democracies and stable economies in the late twentieth-century. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: world cultures

HIST-390 War and Peace Across the Pacific

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Examines key events in the relations among Japan, China, and the United States since the mid-19th century, exploring not only diplomatic and political but also cultural relations among the three societies. Topics include migration, WWI, internationalism of the 1920s, WWII, Chinese Civil War, and Cold War. By exploring Asian and American experiences of these key events from international and transnational perspectives, nationalistic narratives that are prevalent in all societies will be challenged. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: world cultures

HIST-410 Modern India & Pakistan Since 1700

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Examines the history of India and Pakistan from the beginning of British rule in the early 1700s to the present. A region of the world that is by the day becoming more important to the Unites States and the West, this class explores the major issues of modern South Asian history, including the rise of British dominion, the Indian revolt of 1857-58, the escalation of religious communalism, growth of nationalism, India's partition and independence, and the current nuclear standoff between India and Pakistan by focusing on the complex interplay between nationalism, imperialism, and the three major religions of the region - Hinduism, Islam, and Sikhism - over the last 300 years. Offered alternate years

HIST-415 History of China Since 1600

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

A survey of the history of China since around 1600. While chronologically surveying political, economic, social, and cultural changes that took place in Ming and Qing China, Republic of China, and the People's Republic of China, the course explores key themes including revolutions, projects of building a modern nation-state, wars, gender, and family. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW Alternate years: offered 2019-2020

HIST-425 History of Japan Since 1600

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Examines the history of Japan in the early modern and modern times. While chronologically surveying political, economic, social, and cultural changes, the course explores key themes including projects of building a modern nation-state and empire and of rebuilding the society after World War II, and the roles played by gender, family, and nationalism in those projects. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW

HIST-430 European Imperialism

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Europeans' relationship with the rest of the world from the origins of modern European empires in the 19th-century, to the process of decolonization in the 20th-century, to current debates about neo-imperialism and neo-colonialism. Examines the effects of empire on both the colonizers and the colonized. Offered alternate years

And 15 additional credits from HIST courses numbered 300 or above. One PSCI course numbered 300 or above and one Internship (HIST-480) may substitute for history electives. Honors Project (HIST-499) may substitute as a major elective course. Students may not major in both history and history and political science.

History and Political Science Major

Degree Type Offered: B.A. Major

A bachelor of arts degree consisting of 42 credit hours. Students must complete 21 credits of core history and political science courses and 21 credits from one of the three tracks (liberal arts, social studies history or social studies government).

Core History Courses (12 Credits)

HIST-105 World History to 1500

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

An examination of the multiple global narratives that comprise human development and interaction prior to 1500 with primary focus on early human activity, the development of complex societies, classical and post-classical ages, and expansion of post-classical cross-cultural involvement. Corequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: history

HIST-110 World History Since 1500

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

An examination of the multiple global narratives that comprise human development and interaction since 1500 with primary focus on the origins of global interdependence, the ages of revolution, industry, and empire, and the twentieth century. Corequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: history

HIST-201 History of the United States to 1877

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

The United States from settlement to Reconstruction. Major themes include the development of a new society, evolution of democratic behavior, and the growth of sectionalism. Includes both social and political approaches.

HIST-202 History of the United States Since 1877

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

The United States from Reconstruction until the present. Major themes include industrialization and modernization, the increased role of government, greater U. S. involvement in international affairs, and the impact of these changes on society. A continuation of HIST-201.

Core Political Science Courses (9 Credits)

PSCI-210 Politics & Government in the United States

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Introduction to American politics, covering the development of American democracy, relations between the states and the federal government, elections, the role of the media, the three branches of national government, and current public policy. Corequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: social sciences

PSCI-230 Introduction to Global Politics

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Introduces students to the world as a site of political activity. Examines institutions and processes on a global scale. Topics include sovereignty, power, globalization, war, multilateral institutions, the environment, trade, development, poverty and a variety of current events. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: global dynamics

PSCI-240 Introduction to Comparative Politics

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Introduces the diversity of political structures, processes, cultures, ideologies and change (revolution, democratization, etc.), as manifested in multiple national political systems in the global community. Introduces the application of social science methods to political phenomena. Considers the outcomes of political systems for human well-being. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: global dynamics

Track 1—Liberal Arts (21 Credits)

European History

(3 Credits)

HIST-311 Europe 1492-1789

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Surveys developments in European history from the discovery of the New World to the eve of the French Revolution. Major topics include Europeans' interactions with peoples and cultures outside Europe, the Reformation, the development of both limited and absolutist governments, the Scientific Revolution, and the Enlightenment. Offered alternate years

HIST-321 Europe Since 1789

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Surveys developments in European history from the French Revolution to the present day. Major topics include the French Revolution and Napoleonic Europe, industrialization, the rise of new ideologies and systems of thought, the new Imperialism, the World Wars and the Holocaust, rise and fall of communism, and the place of Europe in the world in the early 21st century. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: world cultures Offered alternate years

HIST-325 Modern Britain Since 1688

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Examines political, economic, and culture trends in British history from the "Glorious Revolution" of 1688 to the present day. Modern Britain stands as one of the cornerstones of the contemporary world, and its politics and culture influenced global society in countless way, ranging from soccer to modern environmentalism to constitutional law. The course focuses on several major themes, including the role of religion, finance, and industry, the royal family, sport, and, most important of all, "social class," in building British society. Students will acquire a basic understanding of the major driving forces of modern British history and the ways that they compare and interrelate with Europe, the United State, and the world. Prerequisites: FILA 150 or FILA 350EW FILA general education: world cultures Offered alternate years

HIST-370 Genocide

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

This courses explores the history of genocide. Examines origins of and paths to genocide, including dynamics tied to imperialism, race, and nationalism; also investigates the conception of the word 'genocide' and the development of critical genocide studies as a field of inquiry. Specific case studies that occurred in modern history as well as broader themes give students the opportunity to wrestle with and compare historical dynamics, historiographical discussions, and theoretical conceptions. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: world cultures Offered alternate years

HIST-380 Topics in European History

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

A study of major themes, questions, events, and problems in European history chosen by the instructor. The course will include the examination of primary documents and/or artifacts and explore the implications of the theme on the cultures, economics, and social systems of the region. Examples include the Greeks and the Romans, the Crusades, the Renaissance, the Protestant Reformation, and others. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: world cultures

HIST-385 Topics in French History

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Covers key topics in the modern history of France since 1871. Survey of the modern period of French history through the lens of a special topic. Topics may include France at war in the 20th century, French intellectuals and the world, multicultural France, or social transformation in modern France. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: world cultures

HIST-420 Modern Germany and Its Empires

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

This course is a survey and examination of modern German history and its empires from 1871 until the present. Explores major issues and broader dynamics tied to Imperial Germany, Weimar Germany, Nazi Germany, and a divided post-WWII Germany as well as current conversations. Discusses more specific dynamics including the German colonial empire, WWI, WWII and the Holocaust, and the East German dictatorship. Offered alternate years

United States History

(3 Credits)

HIST-340 American Indian History

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Examines the history of American Indians from pre-contact civilizations and cultures to the present. It demonstrates the diversity of individual, tribal, national, and pan-Indian experiences in the context of culture, society, religion, economics, politics, and law. Students investigate a variety of sources including scholarly and popular non-fictional and fictional writings, images, songs, and films. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: world cultures Offered alternate years

HIST-365 Foundations of American Religion

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Survey of American religious history with a focus on origins and diversity. Major topics include Puritanism, Revivalism, Mormonism, Methodism, African-American religion, fundamentalism, Catholicism, and Judaism and religion during the cold war. Offered alternate years (Cross-listed as REL-365)

HIST-375 Cold War America

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Examines the cultural, political, and diplomatic context and events of the Cold War from 1945 to 1991 with an emphasis on life in the United States. Students explore a variety of scholarly and primary sources from the period. Offered alternate years

HIST-435 Progressive Era America

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

An intellectual and cultural history of the United States in global context between 1880 and 1920. It traces the development of American culture, ideas, economics, and politics as part of a larger reform movement in the industrialized world between the beginning of the Second Industrial Revolution and World War I. Offered alternate years

HIST-460 Readings in the American Civil War

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Explores the American Civil War primarily through great books, supplemented by lectures, films, and a field trip. Topics include causes of the conflict, gender, nationalism, religion, Reconstruction, memory, military history, and, especially, race, all as interpreted by modern scholarship. Prerequisite: HIST-201 Offered alternate years

HIST-462 History of the United States South

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Survey of the former slaveholding states. Focuses on slavery and slavery politics, race relations, and distinctive characteristics of Southern Society. Offered alternate years

Non-Western History

(3 Credits)

HIST-335 Women's History in Asia

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Explores women's histories in Asia. Stresses the construction of gender norms and their evolution over time and encourages comparison of women's lives and experiences across various cultural contexts in Asia. Topics include women's political rights and participation, women's education and literacy, women's sexuality and reproduction, and women's work. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: global dynamics Alternate years: offered 2019-2020

HIST-345 Crusades and Terrorism

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Analyzes the connection between the medieval crusading movement and modern Middle Eastern terrorism by analyzing the historical context for claims used to justify violent Islamic extremism. Students work to build a balanced historical perspective and engage their social responsibility to present reasoned opinions in the public discourse over modern terrorism. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: global dynamics Offered alternate years

HIST-350 Afghanistan, Central Asia, and the Great Powers

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Examines the history of western intervention, imperialism, and "nation building" in Central Asia and Afghanistan from the initial periods of Russian and British expansion into the region in the early eighteenth century to the American and NATO intervention in Afghanistan in the twenty-first century. Major themes include cultural and political interaction between local societies and the British, Russians, Soviets and Americans. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: world cultures Offered alternate years

HIST-356 East Asia

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Survey of East Asia (China and Japan) from 1800 to the present. Emphasis is upon the different paths towards modernity taken by each society, the conflicts involved in the attainment of modernity, and the impact of the West during the period. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: world cultures Offered alternate years

HIST-360 Modern Africa

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Surveys the history of Modern Africa from the era of the trans-Atlantic slave trade to the present and places special emphasis on sub-Saharan Africa. It approaches the history of the continent through consideration of the nature and impact of European intrusion into African societies and African responses to European imperialism. Moreover, the course examines how independent African nations have addressed the legacies of their history and the challenges independence has posed for African nations. Special topics include Apartheid, the struggle against segregation, African women, feminism, development, and the difficulty in creating viable democracies and stable economies in the late twentieth-century. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: world cultures

HIST-390 War and Peace Across the Pacific

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Examines key events in the relations among Japan, China, and the United States since the mid-19th century, exploring not only diplomatic and political but also cultural relations among the three societies. Topics include migration, WWI, internationalism of the 1920s, WWII, Chinese Civil War, and Cold War. By exploring Asian and American experiences of these key events from international and transnational perspectives, nationalistic narratives that are prevalent in all societies will be challenged. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: world cultures

HIST-410 Modern India & Pakistan Since 1700

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Examines the history of India and Pakistan from the beginning of British rule in the early 1700s to the present. A region of the world that is by the day becoming more important to the Unites States and the West, this class explores the major issues of modern South Asian history, including the rise of British dominion, the Indian revolt of 1857-58, the escalation of religious communalism, growth of nationalism, India's partition and independence, and the current nuclear standoff between India and Pakistan by focusing on the complex interplay between nationalism, imperialism, and the three major religions of the region - Hinduism, Islam, and Sikhism - over the last 300 years. Offered alternate years

HIST-415 History of China Since 1600

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

A survey of the history of China since around 1600. While chronologically surveying political, economic, social, and cultural changes that took place in Ming and Qing China, Republic of China, and the People's Republic of China, the course explores key themes including revolutions, projects of building a modern nation-state, wars, gender, and family. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW Alternate years: offered 2019-2020

HIST-425 History of Japan Since 1600

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Examines the history of Japan in the early modern and modern times. While chronologically surveying political, economic, social, and cultural changes, the course explores key themes including projects of building a modern nation-state and empire and of rebuilding the society after World War II, and the roles played by gender, family, and nationalism in those projects. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW

HIST-430 European Imperialism

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Europeans' relationship with the rest of the world from the origins of modern European empires in the 19th-century, to the process of decolonization in the 20th-century, to current debates about neo-imperialism and neo-colonialism. Examines the effects of empire on both the colonizers and the colonized. Offered alternate years

Other Courses

(12 Credits)

6 credits of a methods/senior seminar sequence, either PSCI-250/PSCI-470 or HIST-250/HIST-470.

6 additional credits from HIST or PSCI courses numbered 300 or above.

An Honors Project (HIST/PSCI-499) or one Internship (HIST/PSCI-480) may be an elective course.

Track 2—Social Studies History (21 Credits)

Available only for students accepted into the secondary education program

European History

(3 Credits)

HIST-311 Europe 1492-1789

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Surveys developments in European history from the discovery of the New World to the eve of the French Revolution. Major topics include Europeans' interactions with peoples and cultures outside Europe, the Reformation, the development of both limited and absolutist governments, the Scientific Revolution, and the Enlightenment. Offered alternate years

HIST-321 Europe Since 1789

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Surveys developments in European history from the French Revolution to the present day. Major topics include the French Revolution and Napoleonic Europe, industrialization, the rise of new ideologies and systems of thought, the new Imperialism, the World Wars and the Holocaust, rise and fall of communism, and the place of Europe in the world in the early 21st century. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: world cultures Offered alternate years

HIST-325 Modern Britain Since 1688

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Examines political, economic, and culture trends in British history from the "Glorious Revolution" of 1688 to the present day. Modern Britain stands as one of the cornerstones of the contemporary world, and its politics and culture influenced global society in countless way, ranging from soccer to modern environmentalism to constitutional law. The course focuses on several major themes, including the role of religion, finance, and industry, the royal family, sport, and, most important of all, "social class," in building British society. Students will acquire a basic understanding of the major driving forces of modern British history and the ways that they compare and interrelate with Europe, the United State, and the world. Prerequisites: FILA 150 or FILA 350EW FILA general education: world cultures Offered alternate years

HIST-370 Genocide

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

This courses explores the history of genocide. Examines origins of and paths to genocide, including dynamics tied to imperialism, race, and nationalism; also investigates the conception of the word 'genocide' and the development of critical genocide studies as a field of inquiry. Specific case studies that occurred in modern history as well as broader themes give students the opportunity to wrestle with and compare historical dynamics, historiographical discussions, and theoretical conceptions. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: world cultures Offered alternate years

HIST-380 Topics in European History

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

A study of major themes, questions, events, and problems in European history chosen by the instructor. The course will include the examination of primary documents and/or artifacts and explore the implications of the theme on the cultures, economics, and social systems of the region. Examples include the Greeks and the Romans, the Crusades, the Renaissance, the Protestant Reformation, and others. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: world cultures

HIST-385 Topics in French History

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Covers key topics in the modern history of France since 1871. Survey of the modern period of French history through the lens of a special topic. Topics may include France at war in the 20th century, French intellectuals and the world, multicultural France, or social transformation in modern France. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: world cultures

HIST-420 Modern Germany and Its Empires

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

This course is a survey and examination of modern German history and its empires from 1871 until the present. Explores major issues and broader dynamics tied to Imperial Germany, Weimar Germany, Nazi Germany, and a divided post-WWII Germany as well as current conversations. Discusses more specific dynamics including the German colonial empire, WWI, WWII and the Holocaust, and the East German dictatorship. Offered alternate years

United States History

(3 Credits)

HIST-340 American Indian History

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Examines the history of American Indians from pre-contact civilizations and cultures to the present. It demonstrates the diversity of individual, tribal, national, and pan-Indian experiences in the context of culture, society, religion, economics, politics, and law. Students investigate a variety of sources including scholarly and popular non-fictional and fictional writings, images, songs, and films. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: world cultures Offered alternate years

HIST-365 Foundations of American Religion

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Survey of American religious history with a focus on origins and diversity. Major topics include Puritanism, Revivalism, Mormonism, Methodism, African-American religion, fundamentalism, Catholicism, and Judaism and religion during the cold war. Offered alternate years (Cross-listed as REL-365)

HIST-375 Cold War America

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Examines the cultural, political, and diplomatic context and events of the Cold War from 1945 to 1991 with an emphasis on life in the United States. Students explore a variety of scholarly and primary sources from the period. Offered alternate years

HIST-435 Progressive Era America

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

An intellectual and cultural history of the United States in global context between 1880 and 1920. It traces the development of American culture, ideas, economics, and politics as part of a larger reform movement in the industrialized world between the beginning of the Second Industrial Revolution and World War I. Offered alternate years

HIST-460 Readings in the American Civil War

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Explores the American Civil War primarily through great books, supplemented by lectures, films, and a field trip. Topics include causes of the conflict, gender, nationalism, religion, Reconstruction, memory, military history, and, especially, race, all as interpreted by modern scholarship. Prerequisite: HIST-201 Offered alternate years

HIST-462 History of the United States South

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Survey of the former slaveholding states. Focuses on slavery and slavery politics, race relations, and distinctive characteristics of Southern Society. Offered alternate years

Non-Western History

(3 Credits)

HIST-335 Women's History in Asia

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Explores women's histories in Asia. Stresses the construction of gender norms and their evolution over time and encourages comparison of women's lives and experiences across various cultural contexts in Asia. Topics include women's political rights and participation, women's education and literacy, women's sexuality and reproduction, and women's work. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: global dynamics Alternate years: offered 2019-2020

HIST-345 Crusades and Terrorism

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Analyzes the connection between the medieval crusading movement and modern Middle Eastern terrorism by analyzing the historical context for claims used to justify violent Islamic extremism. Students work to build a balanced historical perspective and engage their social responsibility to present reasoned opinions in the public discourse over modern terrorism. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: global dynamics Offered alternate years

HIST-350 Afghanistan, Central Asia, and the Great Powers

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Examines the history of western intervention, imperialism, and "nation building" in Central Asia and Afghanistan from the initial periods of Russian and British expansion into the region in the early eighteenth century to the American and NATO intervention in Afghanistan in the twenty-first century. Major themes include cultural and political interaction between local societies and the British, Russians, Soviets and Americans. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: world cultures Offered alternate years

HIST-360 Modern Africa

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Surveys the history of Modern Africa from the era of the trans-Atlantic slave trade to the present and places special emphasis on sub-Saharan Africa. It approaches the history of the continent through consideration of the nature and impact of European intrusion into African societies and African responses to European imperialism. Moreover, the course examines how independent African nations have addressed the legacies of their history and the challenges independence has posed for African nations. Special topics include Apartheid, the struggle against segregation, African women, feminism, development, and the difficulty in creating viable democracies and stable economies in the late twentieth-century. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: world cultures

HIST-390 War and Peace Across the Pacific

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Examines key events in the relations among Japan, China, and the United States since the mid-19th century, exploring not only diplomatic and political but also cultural relations among the three societies. Topics include migration, WWI, internationalism of the 1920s, WWII, Chinese Civil War, and Cold War. By exploring Asian and American experiences of these key events from international and transnational perspectives, nationalistic narratives that are prevalent in all societies will be challenged. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: world cultures

HIST-410 Modern India & Pakistan Since 1700

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Examines the history of India and Pakistan from the beginning of British rule in the early 1700s to the present. A region of the world that is by the day becoming more important to the Unites States and the West, this class explores the major issues of modern South Asian history, including the rise of British dominion, the Indian revolt of 1857-58, the escalation of religious communalism, growth of nationalism, India's partition and independence, and the current nuclear standoff between India and Pakistan by focusing on the complex interplay between nationalism, imperialism, and the three major religions of the region - Hinduism, Islam, and Sikhism - over the last 300 years. Offered alternate years

HIST-415 History of China Since 1600

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

A survey of the history of China since around 1600. While chronologically surveying political, economic, social, and cultural changes that took place in Ming and Qing China, Republic of China, and the People's Republic of China, the course explores key themes including revolutions, projects of building a modern nation-state, wars, gender, and family. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW Alternate years: offered 2019-2020

HIST-425 History of Japan Since 1600

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Examines the history of Japan in the early modern and modern times. While chronologically surveying political, economic, social, and cultural changes, the course explores key themes including projects of building a modern nation-state and empire and of rebuilding the society after World War II, and the roles played by gender, family, and nationalism in those projects. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW

HIST-430 European Imperialism

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Europeans' relationship with the rest of the world from the origins of modern European empires in the 19th-century, to the process of decolonization in the 20th-century, to current debates about neo-imperialism and neo-colonialism. Examines the effects of empire on both the colonizers and the colonized. Offered alternate years

Other Courses

(12 Credits)

ECON-200 Principles of Macroeconomics

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Introduces scarcity, opportunity cost, and supply and demand analysis, with special emphasis on aggregate economic growth, unemployment, inflation, and fiscal and monetary policies. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: social sciences

GEOG-195 World Regional Geography

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

A human geographic exploration of all world regions, emphasizing population, cultural, economic and political geographies. Prerequisites: Completion of the FILA general education history requirement and one of the following: ECON-200, ECON-210 or SOC-101, or permission of instructor

HIST-250 Historical Methods

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

An introduction to historical research methods and the tools and techniques that historians use to study the past. The course focuses on the development of key research skills through the location, analysis, and use of primary and secondary sources in a variety of forms and settings. Students will also review and gain an understanding of the fundamental historiographical practices and interpretations used within the field of history.

HIST-470 Seminar in Theory & Practice of History

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

An in-depth seminar in historical research and the examination of historical theory culminating in the preparation and presentation of a major research paper based on primary historical sources.

Track 3—Social Studies Government (21 Credits)

Available only for students accepted into the secondary education program

United States History

(3 Credits)

HIST-340 American Indian History

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Examines the history of American Indians from pre-contact civilizations and cultures to the present. It demonstrates the diversity of individual, tribal, national, and pan-Indian experiences in the context of culture, society, religion, economics, politics, and law. Students investigate a variety of sources including scholarly and popular non-fictional and fictional writings, images, songs, and films. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: world cultures Offered alternate years

HIST-365 Foundations of American Religion

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Survey of American religious history with a focus on origins and diversity. Major topics include Puritanism, Revivalism, Mormonism, Methodism, African-American religion, fundamentalism, Catholicism, and Judaism and religion during the cold war. Offered alternate years (Cross-listed as REL-365)

HIST-375 Cold War America

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Examines the cultural, political, and diplomatic context and events of the Cold War from 1945 to 1991 with an emphasis on life in the United States. Students explore a variety of scholarly and primary sources from the period. Offered alternate years

HIST-435 Progressive Era America

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

An intellectual and cultural history of the United States in global context between 1880 and 1920. It traces the development of American culture, ideas, economics, and politics as part of a larger reform movement in the industrialized world between the beginning of the Second Industrial Revolution and World War I. Offered alternate years

HIST-460 Readings in the American Civil War

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Explores the American Civil War primarily through great books, supplemented by lectures, films, and a field trip. Topics include causes of the conflict, gender, nationalism, religion, Reconstruction, memory, military history, and, especially, race, all as interpreted by modern scholarship. Prerequisite: HIST-201 Offered alternate years

HIST-462 History of the United States South

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Survey of the former slaveholding states. Focuses on slavery and slavery politics, race relations, and distinctive characteristics of Southern Society. Offered alternate years

Other Courses

(18 Credits)

ECON-200 Principles of Macroeconomics

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Introduces scarcity, opportunity cost, and supply and demand analysis, with special emphasis on aggregate economic growth, unemployment, inflation, and fiscal and monetary policies. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: social sciences

GEOG-195 World Regional Geography

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

A human geographic exploration of all world regions, emphasizing population, cultural, economic and political geographies. Prerequisites: Completion of the FILA general education history requirement and one of the following: ECON-200, ECON-210 or SOC-101, or permission of instructor

PSCI-250 Methods of Research and Data Analysis

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

An introduction to the production of knowledge about political phenomena. Topics include the relationship between theory and research, formulation of research questions and research design, and quantitative and qualitative methods. Students will understand and evaluate scholarly research in the field and conduct their own research projects.

PSCI-470 Seminar in Global Studies & Political Science

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Examination of significant professional literature in political science and international studies through preparation and presentation of a major research paper.

And 6 credits of upper-level PSCI courses.

Political Science Major

Degree Type Offered: B.A. Major

Students must complete 22 credits of core courses and 21 credits from one of the three tracks(standard, public policy or pre-law). A student who successfully completes the Standard Track or the Pre-Law Track will receive a bachelor of arts degree. A student who successfully completes the Public Policy Track will receive a bachelor of science degree. Consists of 43 credit hours distributed as follows:

Core Courses

(22 Credits)

PSCI-210 Politics & Government in the United States

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Introduction to American politics, covering the development of American democracy, relations between the states and the federal government, elections, the role of the media, the three branches of national government, and current public policy. Corequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: social sciences

PSCI-220E Introduction to Political Philosophy

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Changing conceptions of freedom and virtue in ancient Greece to contemporary political philosophy. Students analyze popular films to illustrate and critique philosophical theories. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW, and ENG-110 General Education: philosophy or religion and ethical reasoning

PSCI-230 Introduction to Global Politics

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Introduces students to the world as a site of political activity. Examines institutions and processes on a global scale. Topics include sovereignty, power, globalization, war, multilateral institutions, the environment, trade, development, poverty and a variety of current events. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: global dynamics

PSCI-240 Introduction to Comparative Politics

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Introduces the diversity of political structures, processes, cultures, ideologies and change (revolution, democratization, etc.), as manifested in multiple national political systems in the global community. Introduces the application of social science methods to political phenomena. Considers the outcomes of political systems for human well-being. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: global dynamics

PSCI-250 Methods of Research and Data Analysis

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

An introduction to the production of knowledge about political phenomena. Topics include the relationship between theory and research, formulation of research questions and research design, and quantitative and qualitative methods. Students will understand and evaluate scholarly research in the field and conduct their own research projects.

PSCI-400 Professional Development

Credits: 1 Term Offered: Spring Only

This course is designed to prepare the political science student for entry into the job market, or further study at the graduate level. This class meets once a week and addresses issues of relevance to the political science professional. Topics of relevance to postgraduates, including graduate exams, graduate applications and resume and interview preparation will be discussed. Students will prepare a career portfolio, individually designed to meet their specific needs, in which professional and graduate school application materials will be collected. The portfolio will be fully assessed at the end of the semester. Prerequisite: Junior standing

PSCI-401E Contemporary Political Thought

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Examination of the origins and development of contemporary notions of freedom, democracy and equality from Nietzsche to contemporary political philosophy. Topics include liberalism, libertarianism and post-modern political thought. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW and ENG-110 FILA general education: philosophy or religion and ethical reasoning Offered alternate years

PSCI-470 Seminar in Global Studies & Political Science

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Examination of significant professional literature in political science and international studies through preparation and presentation of a major research paper.

Track 1—Standard

Receives the bachelor of arts degree and consists of 21 credit hours distributed as follows:

United States Politics

(9 Credits)

PSCI-320 State and Local Politics

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

This course is an introduction to State and Local Government, and Virginia Government in particular. The course will help students better understand how structures of local and state governments are established and redefined by the people. Topics will include federalism and the institutions of state government, state and local policies and financing, Virginia state government, state involvement in American politics, the structure of state institutions and how states differ.

PSCI-332 Women & Politics

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Explores the role of women in American and global politics in order to understand the role of identity, institutions and social movements in democracy. Topics include women's influence on the development of the modern American welfare state, feminism, public policy issues of special importance to women, and social movement strategies. Offered alternate years

PSCI-340 Media & Politics

Credits: 3 Term Offered: May Term

Examination of the role of mass media in American politics. Topics include the effect of journalistic norms on political news, the impact of new media technologies from newspapers to the Internet, media objectivity, and the effect of media on political reasoning and behavior.

PSCI-345 Political Psychology

Credits: 3 Term Offered: May Term

This course is an in-depth analysis to the topic of Political Psychology. The course will combine knowledge from Political Science and Psychology and help students to broaden their political and psychological knowledge. Topics will include the purpose of political psychology, individuals, identity, groups, nations, and the interactions between each of these. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW, and ENG-110

PSCI-350 Constitutional Law of Federalism & Institutional Powers

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Examination of the development of US Supreme court decisions in the areas of federalism and the powers of the three branches of the federal government. Topics include judicial review, the war powers of the President, substantive due process, government takings, and the commerce clause. Offered alternate years

PSCI-355 Constitutional Law of Civil Rights and Liberties

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Examination of the development of US Supreme Court decisions in the areas of civil rights and civil liberties. Topics include first amendment rights to freedom of speech, press, and assembly, due process rights, and rights to equal protection. This course also considers the First Amendment as a site for interfaith dialogue. Offered alternate years

PSCI-380 Public Administration

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Examination of the most pressing domestic issues confronting American society in the 21st century and the institutions and legal regimes developed to administer public policy. Topics include health care, education, criminal justice, social welfare policies, immigration, environmental issues, organizational theory, bureaucratic management and budgeting. Emphasizes active learning with simulations, debates, and engagement with public policy and public administration professionals. Offered alternate years

PSCI-390 Public Policy

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Examination of the development and implementation of public policy with an emphasis on understanding change in policy regimes over time and the variety of regulatory mechanisms. Students research public policy on a topic of their choosing such as agriculture, social welfare, health care or environment. Offered alternate years

PSCI-415 Policymaking, Interest Groups & Congress

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Examination of how Congress, the Presidency, and interest groups work together to make federal public policy. Topics include the legislative process, interest group activities, and the role of the presidency in the development of the federal administrative state. Students research policy-making on a topic of their choosing. Offered alternate years

Global Politics

(12 credits, 3 credits may be in HIST courses)

PSCI-310 Latin American Politics

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Comparative analysis of contemporary Latin American politics and governments. Considers political and economic themes, noting especially the challenges of democracy, development and inequality. Examines the region's relationship with the rest of the world, including the United States. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW and PSCI-240, or permission of instructor FILA general education: world cultures

PSCI-335W Peace, War and World Politics

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Examines human understanding of the institution of warfare and alternative means of managing large-scale conflict. Also studies the concept of peace, including the personal and policy implications of the various definitions of the term. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW and ENG-110 FILA general education: global dynamics and writing intensive Offered alternate years

PSCI-336 United Nations

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

History, structures, issues and politics of the United Nations, and a consideration of the organization's role in world politics. This course may include travel to New York City or Washington DC. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: global dynamics Offered alternate years

PSCI-356 United States Foreign Policy

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Examines the continuity and changes in the contexts, structures, processes, actors and issues of U.S. foreign policy in the 20th and 21st centuries. Offered alternate years

PSCI-360 Population, Immigration, and Politics

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

This course takes a surveying view of the political, social and economic consequences of population movement phenomena focusing on two central elements: Migration and Identity Politics. In an effort to accommodate the broad theme, the course will view population movement phenomena from the perspectives of immigrants, host and origin nations, as well as global state and non-state actors. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW and ENG-110; PSCI-240 is recommended FILA general education: global dynamics

PSCI-365E Politics of Human Rights

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

An examination of conceptions of human rights, the global discourse around human rights, and efforts to protect those rights. Topics include why governments violate the rights of their citizens, the role of human rights activism in shaping global public discourse and affecting the practices of governments, international human rights law, and the human rights dimensions of foreign policy. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW and ENG-110 FILA general Education: global dynamics and ethical reasoning

PSCI-370 Issues in Global Politics

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Major themes, questions, problems and events in global politics as chosen by the instructor. Students will engage in written and public discourse concerning topics that are global in scope and important to understanding politics in the twenty-first century. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: global dynamics

PSCI-375 United States and the World

Credits: 3 Term Offered: May Term

Examination of major foreign policy issues facing the United States and consideration of policy options available. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: global dynamics

PSCI-420W International Law & Organization

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Explores the nature of international law and its similarities and differences with domestic law. Examines the institutions, rules, and organizations that provide the context for global interactions in an increasingly globalizing world. Case studies include issues such as human rights, the International Criminal Court, the World Trade Organization and the World Bank, and International Monetary Fund. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW and ENG-110 FILA general education: writing intensive Offered alternate years

PSCI-430 The International Arms Trade

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

The international arms trade is a long-time instrument of foreign policy. States have used conventional arms to influence the policies of other governments, sway the course of foreign wars, and boost their own military and economic security. Access to weapons, however, also contributes to repression, human rights violations, the onset of armed conflict and regional instability, and depresses economic development. The course will examine these complexities and trace normative instruments that have been created to control the arms trade. Students will grapple with the interplay of norms, institutions, and state interest. In addition, the course will emphasize qualitative social science research skills, and will be geared toward helping students find research questions, design research, and locate and evaluate evidence. Prerequisite: PSCI-230 Offered alternate years

PSCI-440W Global Political Economy

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Political implications of global economic relations, including such topics as the politics of trade, monetary relations, financial crises, development, global systems of production and consumption and multinational corporations. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW and ENG-110 FILA general education: global dynamics and writing intensive Offered alternate years

HIST-325 Modern Britain Since 1688

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Examines political, economic, and culture trends in British history from the "Glorious Revolution" of 1688 to the present day. Modern Britain stands as one of the cornerstones of the contemporary world, and its politics and culture influenced global society in countless way, ranging from soccer to modern environmentalism to constitutional law. The course focuses on several major themes, including the role of religion, finance, and industry, the royal family, sport, and, most important of all, "social class," in building British society. Students will acquire a basic understanding of the major driving forces of modern British history and the ways that they compare and interrelate with Europe, the United State, and the world. Prerequisites: FILA 150 or FILA 350EW FILA general education: world cultures Offered alternate years

HIST-345 Crusades and Terrorism

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Analyzes the connection between the medieval crusading movement and modern Middle Eastern terrorism by analyzing the historical context for claims used to justify violent Islamic extremism. Students work to build a balanced historical perspective and engage their social responsibility to present reasoned opinions in the public discourse over modern terrorism. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: global dynamics Offered alternate years

HIST-350 Afghanistan, Central Asia, and the Great Powers

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Examines the history of western intervention, imperialism, and "nation building" in Central Asia and Afghanistan from the initial periods of Russian and British expansion into the region in the early eighteenth century to the American and NATO intervention in Afghanistan in the twenty-first century. Major themes include cultural and political interaction between local societies and the British, Russians, Soviets and Americans. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: world cultures Offered alternate years

HIST-356 East Asia

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Survey of East Asia (China and Japan) from 1800 to the present. Emphasis is upon the different paths towards modernity taken by each society, the conflicts involved in the attainment of modernity, and the impact of the West during the period. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: world cultures Offered alternate years

HIST-360 Modern Africa

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Surveys the history of Modern Africa from the era of the trans-Atlantic slave trade to the present and places special emphasis on sub-Saharan Africa. It approaches the history of the continent through consideration of the nature and impact of European intrusion into African societies and African responses to European imperialism. Moreover, the course examines how independent African nations have addressed the legacies of their history and the challenges independence has posed for African nations. Special topics include Apartheid, the struggle against segregation, African women, feminism, development, and the difficulty in creating viable democracies and stable economies in the late twentieth-century. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: world cultures

HIST-385 Topics in French History

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Covers key topics in the modern history of France since 1871. Survey of the modern period of French history through the lens of a special topic. Topics may include France at war in the 20th century, French intellectuals and the world, multicultural France, or social transformation in modern France. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: world cultures

HIST-390 War and Peace Across the Pacific

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Examines key events in the relations among Japan, China, and the United States since the mid-19th century, exploring not only diplomatic and political but also cultural relations among the three societies. Topics include migration, WWI, internationalism of the 1920s, WWII, Chinese Civil War, and Cold War. By exploring Asian and American experiences of these key events from international and transnational perspectives, nationalistic narratives that are prevalent in all societies will be challenged. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: world cultures

HIST-410 Modern India & Pakistan Since 1700

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Examines the history of India and Pakistan from the beginning of British rule in the early 1700s to the present. A region of the world that is by the day becoming more important to the Unites States and the West, this class explores the major issues of modern South Asian history, including the rise of British dominion, the Indian revolt of 1857-58, the escalation of religious communalism, growth of nationalism, India's partition and independence, and the current nuclear standoff between India and Pakistan by focusing on the complex interplay between nationalism, imperialism, and the three major religions of the region - Hinduism, Islam, and Sikhism - over the last 300 years. Offered alternate years

HIST-415 History of China Since 1600

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

A survey of the history of China since around 1600. While chronologically surveying political, economic, social, and cultural changes that took place in Ming and Qing China, Republic of China, and the People's Republic of China, the course explores key themes including revolutions, projects of building a modern nation-state, wars, gender, and family. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW Alternate years: offered 2019-2020

HIST-425 History of Japan Since 1600

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Examines the history of Japan in the early modern and modern times. While chronologically surveying political, economic, social, and cultural changes, the course explores key themes including projects of building a modern nation-state and empire and of rebuilding the society after World War II, and the roles played by gender, family, and nationalism in those projects. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW

HIST-430 European Imperialism

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Europeans' relationship with the rest of the world from the origins of modern European empires in the 19th-century, to the process of decolonization in the 20th-century, to current debates about neo-imperialism and neo-colonialism. Examines the effects of empire on both the colonizers and the colonized. Offered alternate years

Track 2—Public Policy

Receives the bachelor of science degree and consists of 21 credit hours distributed as follows:

PSCI-215 Introduction to Public Policy

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

A comprehensive introduction to the process of developing, implementing and evaluating public policy. Covers the policy process in both theoretical and practical terms including the structure of institutions, decisions made throughout the process, and consequences of decision-making or non-decision-making. Areas of public policy addressed include criminal justice policy, regulatory policy, and healthcare advocacy and policy. Corequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: social sciences

Public Policy

(15 credits, 9 credits must be in PSCI courses)

PSCI-332 Women & Politics

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Explores the role of women in American and global politics in order to understand the role of identity, institutions and social movements in democracy. Topics include women's influence on the development of the modern American welfare state, feminism, public policy issues of special importance to women, and social movement strategies. Offered alternate years

PSCI-340 Media & Politics

Credits: 3 Term Offered: May Term

Examination of the role of mass media in American politics. Topics include the effect of journalistic norms on political news, the impact of new media technologies from newspapers to the Internet, media objectivity, and the effect of media on political reasoning and behavior.

PSCI-380 Public Administration

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Examination of the most pressing domestic issues confronting American society in the 21st century and the institutions and legal regimes developed to administer public policy. Topics include health care, education, criminal justice, social welfare policies, immigration, environmental issues, organizational theory, bureaucratic management and budgeting. Emphasizes active learning with simulations, debates, and engagement with public policy and public administration professionals. Offered alternate years

PSCI-390 Public Policy

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Examination of the development and implementation of public policy with an emphasis on understanding change in policy regimes over time and the variety of regulatory mechanisms. Students research public policy on a topic of their choosing such as agriculture, social welfare, health care or environment. Offered alternate years

PSCI-415 Policymaking, Interest Groups & Congress

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Examination of how Congress, the Presidency, and interest groups work together to make federal public policy. Topics include the legislative process, interest group activities, and the role of the presidency in the development of the federal administrative state. Students research policy-making on a topic of their choosing. Offered alternate years

PSCI-480 Internship

Credits: 3 Term Offered: All Terms

Provides an opportunity for a student to gain field experience in an area related to the student's concentration or career goals. Supervision of an intern is provided by an appropriate faculty member and by a staff member of the agency or business in which the student is an intern. A student who wishes to engage in an internship must consult with the appropriate faculty member at least eight weeks in advance of the start of the term in which the internship is to be completed. A description of the internship, signed by the student and the faculty sponsor, must be filed with the director of internships by the first day of the semester prior to the start of the internship. Approval of each application for an internship is made by the director of internships based upon policies and guidelines as approved by the Council on Education and the faculty. To be considered for an internship, a student must have junior or senior status and at least a 2.00 grade point average. Internships are graded on an S or U basis. A student may enroll in an internship program for 3 credits per semester, and internship credit may be earned in subsequent semesters subject to the limitations that no more than two internships may be pursued in any one agency or business and a maximum of 9 credits in internships may be applied toward graduation.

COMM-347 Strategic Public Relations

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

This course will cover strategic planning and specialized public relations issues. Issues include risks, crisis management, social marketing campaigns, and corporate and non-profit communication. Students will learn and apply advanced public relations theories and skills to case studies and real-life situations. Prerequisites: COMM/PWR-255W and one of the following courses ART-322, ART-323, ART-344, ART-347

COMM-349 Nonprofit Communication

Credits: 3 Term Offered: May Term

This class examines the organizational structure of nonprofit and non-governmental organizations and their operations such as fund raising; social cause communication including advocacy; and leadership communication that strengthens the organization's mission. Students will prepare materials used by nonprofits - appeals, alerts, opinion letters or columns, online channels, speeches and event scripts, among others - evaluating effectiveness and adhering to ethical considerations. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW and ENG 110

COMM-420 Political Campaigning in Virtual Environments

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Introduces the range of communication practices that characterize contemporary political campaigns. Students will process existing understandings of political communication theory in order to design and implement a semester-long campaign project.

COMM-447 Science, Environment, and Health Communication

Credits: 3 Term Offered: May Term

Examines the role of news, advocacy, scientific analysis, decision and policy making, risk perception, and other factors in the communication of issues related to science, environment, and health. Provides students with rich theoretical background, critical understanding, and practical skills to produce, investigate and critique communication processes related to the topics. Students in this course are required to conduct field work and original research, write and publish news, and analytical articles.

ENVR-305 Natural Resource & Environmental Law

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

This course will provide an overview of federal and state laws that are aimed at the conservation of natural resources and/or protection of environmental quality. Major laws that will be covered include the National Environmental Protection Act, Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, the Endangered Species Act and others. Speakers from natural resource/environmental agencies such as the Va. Department of Environmental Quality, Va. Department of Game and Inland Fisheries and U.S. Forest Service will provide practical insights into the application and implementation of environmental policy. Alternate years: offered 2020-2021 Prerequisites: BIOL-100, 101 or 110

SOC-255EX Introduction to Social Welfare Systems

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Traces the origins and development of current social welfare institutions and illuminates the philosophical and ethical considerations undergirding social policy while considering the merits and deficits of current social services. While a primary focus is on the political, economic, and social context of the American welfare system, cross-cultural comparisons will also be considered. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW, ENG-110 and SOC-101 FILA general education: ethical reasoning and experiential learning

SOC-412 Adjudication and Corrections: Existing and Alternate Strategies

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Critical evaluation of structures of adjudication, sentencing and corrections in the United States. Includes an examination of alternative approaches to justice and reconciliation, such as community-based rehabilitation, victim/offender conflict mediation, et. Various strategies for community reintegration are also explored. Prerequisites: SOC-211, one course from the crime and justice minor electives, and junior or senior standing

Global Politics

(3 Credits)

PSCI-310 Latin American Politics

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Comparative analysis of contemporary Latin American politics and governments. Considers political and economic themes, noting especially the challenges of democracy, development and inequality. Examines the region's relationship with the rest of the world, including the United States. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW and PSCI-240, or permission of instructor FILA general education: world cultures

PSCI-335W Peace, War and World Politics

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Examines human understanding of the institution of warfare and alternative means of managing large-scale conflict. Also studies the concept of peace, including the personal and policy implications of the various definitions of the term. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW and ENG-110 FILA general education: global dynamics and writing intensive Offered alternate years

PSCI-336 United Nations

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

History, structures, issues and politics of the United Nations, and a consideration of the organization's role in world politics. This course may include travel to New York City or Washington DC. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: global dynamics Offered alternate years

PSCI-356 United States Foreign Policy

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Examines the continuity and changes in the contexts, structures, processes, actors and issues of U.S. foreign policy in the 20th and 21st centuries. Offered alternate years

PSCI-360 Population, Immigration, and Politics

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

This course takes a surveying view of the political, social and economic consequences of population movement phenomena focusing on two central elements: Migration and Identity Politics. In an effort to accommodate the broad theme, the course will view population movement phenomena from the perspectives of immigrants, host and origin nations, as well as global state and non-state actors. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW and ENG-110; PSCI-240 is recommended FILA general education: global dynamics

PSCI-365E Politics of Human Rights

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

An examination of conceptions of human rights, the global discourse around human rights, and efforts to protect those rights. Topics include why governments violate the rights of their citizens, the role of human rights activism in shaping global public discourse and affecting the practices of governments, international human rights law, and the human rights dimensions of foreign policy. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW and ENG-110 FILA general Education: global dynamics and ethical reasoning

PSCI-370 Issues in Global Politics

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Major themes, questions, problems and events in global politics as chosen by the instructor. Students will engage in written and public discourse concerning topics that are global in scope and important to understanding politics in the twenty-first century. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: global dynamics

PSCI-375 United States and the World

Credits: 3 Term Offered: May Term

Examination of major foreign policy issues facing the United States and consideration of policy options available. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: global dynamics

PSCI-420W International Law & Organization

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Explores the nature of international law and its similarities and differences with domestic law. Examines the institutions, rules, and organizations that provide the context for global interactions in an increasingly globalizing world. Case studies include issues such as human rights, the International Criminal Court, the World Trade Organization and the World Bank, and International Monetary Fund. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW and ENG-110 FILA general education: writing intensive Offered alternate years

PSCI-440W Global Political Economy

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Political implications of global economic relations, including such topics as the politics of trade, monetary relations, financial crises, development, global systems of production and consumption and multinational corporations. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW and ENG-110 FILA general education: global dynamics and writing intensive Offered alternate years

Track 3—Pre-Law

Receives the bachelor of arts degree and consists of 21 credit hours distributed as follows:

Pre-Law

(18 credits, 9 credits must be in PSCI courses)

PSCI-332 Women & Politics

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Explores the role of women in American and global politics in order to understand the role of identity, institutions and social movements in democracy. Topics include women's influence on the development of the modern American welfare state, feminism, public policy issues of special importance to women, and social movement strategies. Offered alternate years

PSCI-350 Constitutional Law of Federalism & Institutional Powers

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Examination of the development of US Supreme court decisions in the areas of federalism and the powers of the three branches of the federal government. Topics include judicial review, the war powers of the President, substantive due process, government takings, and the commerce clause. Offered alternate years

PSCI-355 Constitutional Law of Civil Rights and Liberties

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Examination of the development of US Supreme Court decisions in the areas of civil rights and civil liberties. Topics include first amendment rights to freedom of speech, press, and assembly, due process rights, and rights to equal protection. This course also considers the First Amendment as a site for interfaith dialogue. Offered alternate years

PSCI-415 Policymaking, Interest Groups & Congress

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Examination of how Congress, the Presidency, and interest groups work together to make federal public policy. Topics include the legislative process, interest group activities, and the role of the presidency in the development of the federal administrative state. Students research policy-making on a topic of their choosing. Offered alternate years

PSCI-420W International Law & Organization

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Explores the nature of international law and its similarities and differences with domestic law. Examines the institutions, rules, and organizations that provide the context for global interactions in an increasingly globalizing world. Case studies include issues such as human rights, the International Criminal Court, the World Trade Organization and the World Bank, and International Monetary Fund. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW and ENG-110 FILA general education: writing intensive Offered alternate years

PSCI-480 Internship

Credits: 3 Term Offered: All Terms

Provides an opportunity for a student to gain field experience in an area related to the student's concentration or career goals. Supervision of an intern is provided by an appropriate faculty member and by a staff member of the agency or business in which the student is an intern. A student who wishes to engage in an internship must consult with the appropriate faculty member at least eight weeks in advance of the start of the term in which the internship is to be completed. A description of the internship, signed by the student and the faculty sponsor, must be filed with the director of internships by the first day of the semester prior to the start of the internship. Approval of each application for an internship is made by the director of internships based upon policies and guidelines as approved by the Council on Education and the faculty. To be considered for an internship, a student must have junior or senior status and at least a 2.00 grade point average. Internships are graded on an S or U basis. A student may enroll in an internship program for 3 credits per semester, and internship credit may be earned in subsequent semesters subject to the limitations that no more than two internships may be pursued in any one agency or business and a maximum of 9 credits in internships may be applied toward graduation.

SOC-211 Criminology

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Examination of theories pertaining to the causes of crime and treatment of offenders. Theories of violent and property crimes (including "white-collar" crimes) are explored. Critical analysis of the social, political and cultural context of the justice system in the United States of America, with a special emphasis on questions of justice, fairness and equality are also undertaken. Prerequisite: SOC-101

SOC-312 Juvenile Justice and Delinquency

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Analysis of juvenile crime and its connections to family structures, peer groups and the educational system, as well as gender, race and class. Trends in juvenile corrections are examined along with current debates on reform. Special topics include gangs, juvenile detention, probation, child advocates, waiver to adult courts and hospitalization. Prerequisite: SOC-101 Offered alternate years

SOC-313 Gender, Crime and Justice

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Investigation of the interaction between gender and social control in the United States and cross-culturally. The gendered nature of criminal activity is examined empirically and theoretically. The justice system, including the correctional treatment of men and women, is examined. Prerequisite: SOC-101 Offered alternate years

SOC-314 World Justice Systems

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Comparative study of justice systems derived from major legal traditions. The development and application of these systems is examined, with an emphasis on historical trends and social forces that shape them. Comparative themes include the role of political power, public perceptions, systems of morality, constructions of guilt, and corrections philosophies. Prerequisite: SOC-101 Offered alternate years

COMM-410E Communication Law and Ethics in a Digital Age

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Analytical survey of ethical and legal issues pertaining to communication professionals, focusing on the new digital media landscape. Issues explored include First Amendments rights, public affairs journalism, copyright, defamation, obscenity, censorship, licensing, corporate and governmental communications, and the Digital Millennium Act. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW and ENG-110 FILA general education: ethical reasoning

BUS-350 Business Law

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

The U.S. legal and regulatory environment, including the sources of law; the resolution of disputes; the Uniform Commercial Code; the laws of torts, contracts, agency, partnerships, corporations, employment, and equal opportunity; and laws regulating competition. Prerequisite: BUS-120, ENG-110, and junior or senior standing

PHIL-310 Logic

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Skills of reasoning for solving problems found in ordinary language, deductive and inductive formats, and in common fallacies. A brief introduction to symbolic logic, scientific method, and probability. Prerequisite: ENG-110 FILA general education: philosophy or religion

PHIL-320E Professional Ethics

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Pressing issues confronting professionals in a technological era. Utilizing the insights of philosophical and religious ethics, the course examines the responsibilities of the professional person in business, medicine, law education, the ministry, and other fields. Problems considered include confidentiality, accountability, whistleblowing, governmental regulation, and ethical codes. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW and ENG 110 and junior or senior standing FILA general education: philosophy or religion and ethical reasoning

ENVR-305 Natural Resource & Environmental Law

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

This course will provide an overview of federal and state laws that are aimed at the conservation of natural resources and/or protection of environmental quality. Major laws that will be covered include the National Environmental Protection Act, Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, the Endangered Species Act and others. Speakers from natural resource/environmental agencies such as the Va. Department of Environmental Quality, Va. Department of Game and Inland Fisheries and U.S. Forest Service will provide practical insights into the application and implementation of environmental policy. Alternate years: offered 2020-2021 Prerequisites: BIOL-100, 101 or 110

Global Politics

(3 credits)

PSCI-310 Latin American Politics

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Comparative analysis of contemporary Latin American politics and governments. Considers political and economic themes, noting especially the challenges of democracy, development and inequality. Examines the region's relationship with the rest of the world, including the United States. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW and PSCI-240, or permission of instructor FILA general education: world cultures

PSCI-335W Peace, War and World Politics

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Examines human understanding of the institution of warfare and alternative means of managing large-scale conflict. Also studies the concept of peace, including the personal and policy implications of the various definitions of the term. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW and ENG-110 FILA general education: global dynamics and writing intensive Offered alternate years

PSCI-336 United Nations

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

History, structures, issues and politics of the United Nations, and a consideration of the organization's role in world politics. This course may include travel to New York City or Washington DC. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: global dynamics Offered alternate years

PSCI-356 United States Foreign Policy

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Examines the continuity and changes in the contexts, structures, processes, actors and issues of U.S. foreign policy in the 20th and 21st centuries. Offered alternate years

PSCI-360 Population, Immigration, and Politics

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

This course takes a surveying view of the political, social and economic consequences of population movement phenomena focusing on two central elements: Migration and Identity Politics. In an effort to accommodate the broad theme, the course will view population movement phenomena from the perspectives of immigrants, host and origin nations, as well as global state and non-state actors. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW and ENG-110; PSCI-240 is recommended FILA general education: global dynamics

PSCI-365E Politics of Human Rights

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

An examination of conceptions of human rights, the global discourse around human rights, and efforts to protect those rights. Topics include why governments violate the rights of their citizens, the role of human rights activism in shaping global public discourse and affecting the practices of governments, international human rights law, and the human rights dimensions of foreign policy. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW and ENG-110 FILA general Education: global dynamics and ethical reasoning

PSCI-370 Issues in Global Politics

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Major themes, questions, problems and events in global politics as chosen by the instructor. Students will engage in written and public discourse concerning topics that are global in scope and important to understanding politics in the twenty-first century. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: global dynamics

PSCI-375 United States and the World

Credits: 3 Term Offered: May Term

Examination of major foreign policy issues facing the United States and consideration of policy options available. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: global dynamics

PSCI-420W International Law & Organization

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Explores the nature of international law and its similarities and differences with domestic law. Examines the institutions, rules, and organizations that provide the context for global interactions in an increasingly globalizing world. Case studies include issues such as human rights, the International Criminal Court, the World Trade Organization and the World Bank, and International Monetary Fund. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW and ENG-110 FILA general education: writing intensive Offered alternate years

PSCI-430 The International Arms Trade

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

The international arms trade is a long-time instrument of foreign policy. States have used conventional arms to influence the policies of other governments, sway the course of foreign wars, and boost their own military and economic security. Access to weapons, however, also contributes to repression, human rights violations, the onset of armed conflict and regional instability, and depresses economic development. The course will examine these complexities and trace normative instruments that have been created to control the arms trade. Students will grapple with the interplay of norms, institutions, and state interest. In addition, the course will emphasize qualitative social science research skills, and will be geared toward helping students find research questions, design research, and locate and evaluate evidence. Prerequisite: PSCI-230 Offered alternate years

PSCI-440W Global Political Economy

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Political implications of global economic relations, including such topics as the politics of trade, monetary relations, financial crises, development, global systems of production and consumption and multinational corporations. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW and ENG-110 FILA general education: global dynamics and writing intensive Offered alternate years

Honors Project (PSCI-499) may count as an elective. Students may substitute SOC-322 for PSCI-250. Students may not double major in political science and global studies. Political science majors may minor in global studies, but 15 credits from non-core areas must be taken in disciplines other than political science.

Students interested in law school should consider pursuing the pre-law track or pre-law concentration. Majors who pursue the pre-law track may not add a pre-law concentration, but majors who complete the major using the standard or public policy track may. Up to two courses from the pre-law list may be used for both the political science major and the concentration.

Students interested in careers in public sector bureaucracies or graduate study in programs such as a master’s in public policy or master’s in public administration should consider completing the public policy track or the politics and public policy concentration. Majors who pursue the public policy track may not add a politics and public policy concentration, but majors who complete the major using the standard or pre-law track may add a politics and public policy concentration. Up to two courses from the public policy list may be used for both the political science major and the concentration.

Political science majors interested in careers or graduate study in international relations or security studies should consider adding the global studies minor and either a world languages and cultures major or minor.

Students interested in pursuing graduate study or careers in environmental policy should consider the public policy track with either a major in biology or environmental science or a minor in environmental science.

Students interested in graduate study or careers in criminal justice or public safety should consider adding a crime and justice minor in the sociology department.

Global Studies Minor

Degree Type Offered: Minor

Consists of 21 credit hours distributed as follows:

Core Courses

(6 Credits)

PSCI/SOC-205 Global Identities

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Interdisciplinary exploration of the power and dynamics of human similarities and differences on a global scale. Covers globalization from the perspective of identity and difference, and provides opportunities to question contemporary assumptions, values and patterns of behavior with the goal of making global interactions more constructive ad more peaceful. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: global dynamics

PSCI-230 Introduction to Global Politics

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Introduces students to the world as a site of political activity. Examines institutions and processes on a global scale. Topics include sovereignty, power, globalization, war, multilateral institutions, the environment, trade, development, poverty and a variety of current events. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: global dynamics

PSCI-240 Introduction to Comparative Politics

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Introduces the diversity of political structures, processes, cultures, ideologies and change (revolution, democratization, etc.), as manifested in multiple national political systems in the global community. Introduces the application of social science methods to political phenomena. Considers the outcomes of political systems for human well-being. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: global dynamics

Global Processes

(9 Credits)

COMM-334 Intercultural Communication

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Theoretical and practical survey of intercultural communication processes. Examines intrapersonal, interpersonal, organizational, and mass media dimensions of intercultural communication. The course specifically focuses on the distinctive cultural behaviors, expectations, values and power dynamics that affect our abilities to communicate effectively and people from diverse cultures. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: world cultures

ECON-440 International Economics

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Theory of international economic interrelationships, including trade, finance, and monetary policies and institutions. Prerequisite: ECON-200 or ECON-210 FILA general education: global dynamics

GEOG-195 World Regional Geography

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

A human geographic exploration of all world regions, emphasizing population, cultural, economic and political geographies. Prerequisites: Completion of the FILA general education history requirement and one of the following: ECON-200, ECON-210 or SOC-101, or permission of instructor

HIST-370 Genocide

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

This courses explores the history of genocide. Examines origins of and paths to genocide, including dynamics tied to imperialism, race, and nationalism; also investigates the conception of the word 'genocide' and the development of critical genocide studies as a field of inquiry. Specific case studies that occurred in modern history as well as broader themes give students the opportunity to wrestle with and compare historical dynamics, historiographical discussions, and theoretical conceptions. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: world cultures Offered alternate years

HIST-430 European Imperialism

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Europeans' relationship with the rest of the world from the origins of modern European empires in the 19th-century, to the process of decolonization in the 20th-century, to current debates about neo-imperialism and neo-colonialism. Examines the effects of empire on both the colonizers and the colonized. Offered alternate years

PSCI-335W Peace, War and World Politics

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Examines human understanding of the institution of warfare and alternative means of managing large-scale conflict. Also studies the concept of peace, including the personal and policy implications of the various definitions of the term. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW and ENG-110 FILA general education: global dynamics and writing intensive Offered alternate years

PSCI-336 United Nations

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

History, structures, issues and politics of the United Nations, and a consideration of the organization's role in world politics. This course may include travel to New York City or Washington DC. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: global dynamics Offered alternate years

PSCI-356 United States Foreign Policy

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Examines the continuity and changes in the contexts, structures, processes, actors and issues of U.S. foreign policy in the 20th and 21st centuries. Offered alternate years

PSCI-360 Population, Immigration, and Politics

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

This course takes a surveying view of the political, social and economic consequences of population movement phenomena focusing on two central elements: Migration and Identity Politics. In an effort to accommodate the broad theme, the course will view population movement phenomena from the perspectives of immigrants, host and origin nations, as well as global state and non-state actors. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW and ENG-110; PSCI-240 is recommended FILA general education: global dynamics

PSCI-365E Politics of Human Rights

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

An examination of conceptions of human rights, the global discourse around human rights, and efforts to protect those rights. Topics include why governments violate the rights of their citizens, the role of human rights activism in shaping global public discourse and affecting the practices of governments, international human rights law, and the human rights dimensions of foreign policy. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW and ENG-110 FILA general Education: global dynamics and ethical reasoning

PSCI-370 Issues in Global Politics

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Major themes, questions, problems and events in global politics as chosen by the instructor. Students will engage in written and public discourse concerning topics that are global in scope and important to understanding politics in the twenty-first century. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: global dynamics

PSCI-375 United States and the World

Credits: 3 Term Offered: May Term

Examination of major foreign policy issues facing the United States and consideration of policy options available. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: global dynamics

PSCI-420W International Law & Organization

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Explores the nature of international law and its similarities and differences with domestic law. Examines the institutions, rules, and organizations that provide the context for global interactions in an increasingly globalizing world. Case studies include issues such as human rights, the International Criminal Court, the World Trade Organization and the World Bank, and International Monetary Fund. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW and ENG-110 FILA general education: writing intensive Offered alternate years

PSCI-430 The International Arms Trade

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

The international arms trade is a long-time instrument of foreign policy. States have used conventional arms to influence the policies of other governments, sway the course of foreign wars, and boost their own military and economic security. Access to weapons, however, also contributes to repression, human rights violations, the onset of armed conflict and regional instability, and depresses economic development. The course will examine these complexities and trace normative instruments that have been created to control the arms trade. Students will grapple with the interplay of norms, institutions, and state interest. In addition, the course will emphasize qualitative social science research skills, and will be geared toward helping students find research questions, design research, and locate and evaluate evidence. Prerequisite: PSCI-230 Offered alternate years

PSCI-440W Global Political Economy

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Political implications of global economic relations, including such topics as the politics of trade, monetary relations, financial crises, development, global systems of production and consumption and multinational corporations. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW and ENG-110 FILA general education: global dynamics and writing intensive Offered alternate years

SOC-314 World Justice Systems

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Comparative study of justice systems derived from major legal traditions. The development and application of these systems is examined, with an emphasis on historical trends and social forces that shape them. Comparative themes include the role of political power, public perceptions, systems of morality, constructions of guilt, and corrections philosophies. Prerequisite: SOC-101 Offered alternate years

SOC-361 Development and Underdevelopment in the Modern World

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Dilemmas, tensions, and theoretical and policy issues related to the position of Third World countries in the modern world. Questions of urbanization, industrialization, modernization, westernization, and distribution of economic resources are discussed. Various theories of development and underdevelopment are critically examined. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW and SOC-101 FILA general education: global dynamics

Comparative and Regional Studies

(6 Credits)

FREN-300 Special Cultural Topics in English

Credits: 3 Term Offered: All Terms

Study of contemporary topics and world issues related to the cultures of the French-speaking world. Explores political, social and economic structures through literature, film, the visual arts and/or music. Taught in English. Credit available for French majors and minors upon completion of a French language component. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350 FILA general education: global dynamics

FREN-325 Art of Conversation

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Reinforces more advanced syntactical structures of the language. Further develops these and vocabulary through expository, persuasive, argumentative and debate style speaking. Prerequisite: FREN-202 or permission of instructor

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HIST-385 Topics in French History

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Covers key topics in the modern history of France since 1871. Survey of the modern period of French history through the lens of a special topic. Topics may include France at war in the 20th century, French intellectuals and the world, multicultural France, or social transformation in modern France. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: world cultures

HIST-321 Europe Since 1789

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Surveys developments in European history from the French Revolution to the present day. Major topics include the French Revolution and Napoleonic Europe, industrialization, the rise of new ideologies and systems of thought, the new Imperialism, the World Wars and the Holocaust, rise and fall of communism, and the place of Europe in the world in the early 21st century. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: world cultures Offered alternate years

HIST-325 Modern Britain Since 1688

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Examines political, economic, and culture trends in British history from the "Glorious Revolution" of 1688 to the present day. Modern Britain stands as one of the cornerstones of the contemporary world, and its politics and culture influenced global society in countless way, ranging from soccer to modern environmentalism to constitutional law. The course focuses on several major themes, including the role of religion, finance, and industry, the royal family, sport, and, most important of all, "social class," in building British society. Students will acquire a basic understanding of the major driving forces of modern British history and the ways that they compare and interrelate with Europe, the United State, and the world. Prerequisites: FILA 150 or FILA 350EW FILA general education: world cultures Offered alternate years

HIST-335 Women's History in Asia

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Explores women's histories in Asia. Stresses the construction of gender norms and their evolution over time and encourages comparison of women's lives and experiences across various cultural contexts in Asia. Topics include women's political rights and participation, women's education and literacy, women's sexuality and reproduction, and women's work. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: global dynamics Alternate years: offered 2019-2020

HIST-345 Crusades and Terrorism

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Analyzes the connection between the medieval crusading movement and modern Middle Eastern terrorism by analyzing the historical context for claims used to justify violent Islamic extremism. Students work to build a balanced historical perspective and engage their social responsibility to present reasoned opinions in the public discourse over modern terrorism. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: global dynamics Offered alternate years

HIST-350 Afghanistan, Central Asia, and the Great Powers

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Examines the history of western intervention, imperialism, and "nation building" in Central Asia and Afghanistan from the initial periods of Russian and British expansion into the region in the early eighteenth century to the American and NATO intervention in Afghanistan in the twenty-first century. Major themes include cultural and political interaction between local societies and the British, Russians, Soviets and Americans. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: world cultures Offered alternate years

HIST-360 Modern Africa

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Surveys the history of Modern Africa from the era of the trans-Atlantic slave trade to the present and places special emphasis on sub-Saharan Africa. It approaches the history of the continent through consideration of the nature and impact of European intrusion into African societies and African responses to European imperialism. Moreover, the course examines how independent African nations have addressed the legacies of their history and the challenges independence has posed for African nations. Special topics include Apartheid, the struggle against segregation, African women, feminism, development, and the difficulty in creating viable democracies and stable economies in the late twentieth-century. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: world cultures

HIST-390 War and Peace Across the Pacific

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Examines key events in the relations among Japan, China, and the United States since the mid-19th century, exploring not only diplomatic and political but also cultural relations among the three societies. Topics include migration, WWI, internationalism of the 1920s, WWII, Chinese Civil War, and Cold War. By exploring Asian and American experiences of these key events from international and transnational perspectives, nationalistic narratives that are prevalent in all societies will be challenged. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: world cultures

HIST-410 Modern India & Pakistan Since 1700

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Examines the history of India and Pakistan from the beginning of British rule in the early 1700s to the present. A region of the world that is by the day becoming more important to the Unites States and the West, this class explores the major issues of modern South Asian history, including the rise of British dominion, the Indian revolt of 1857-58, the escalation of religious communalism, growth of nationalism, India's partition and independence, and the current nuclear standoff between India and Pakistan by focusing on the complex interplay between nationalism, imperialism, and the three major religions of the region - Hinduism, Islam, and Sikhism - over the last 300 years. Offered alternate years

HIST-415 History of China Since 1600

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

A survey of the history of China since around 1600. While chronologically surveying political, economic, social, and cultural changes that took place in Ming and Qing China, Republic of China, and the People's Republic of China, the course explores key themes including revolutions, projects of building a modern nation-state, wars, gender, and family. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW Alternate years: offered 2019-2020

HIST-425 History of Japan Since 1600

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Examines the history of Japan in the early modern and modern times. While chronologically surveying political, economic, social, and cultural changes, the course explores key themes including projects of building a modern nation-state and empire and of rebuilding the society after World War II, and the roles played by gender, family, and nationalism in those projects. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW

PSCI-310 Latin American Politics

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Comparative analysis of contemporary Latin American politics and governments. Considers political and economic themes, noting especially the challenges of democracy, development and inequality. Examines the region's relationship with the rest of the world, including the United States. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW and PSCI-240, or permission of instructor FILA general education: world cultures

PSCI-480 Internship

Credits: 3 Term Offered: All Terms

Provides an opportunity for a student to gain field experience in an area related to the student's concentration or career goals. Supervision of an intern is provided by an appropriate faculty member and by a staff member of the agency or business in which the student is an intern. A student who wishes to engage in an internship must consult with the appropriate faculty member at least eight weeks in advance of the start of the term in which the internship is to be completed. A description of the internship, signed by the student and the faculty sponsor, must be filed with the director of internships by the first day of the semester prior to the start of the internship. Approval of each application for an internship is made by the director of internships based upon policies and guidelines as approved by the Council on Education and the faculty. To be considered for an internship, a student must have junior or senior status and at least a 2.00 grade point average. Internships are graded on an S or U basis. A student may enroll in an internship program for 3 credits per semester, and internship credit may be earned in subsequent semesters subject to the limitations that no more than two internships may be pursued in any one agency or business and a maximum of 9 credits in internships may be applied toward graduation.

REL-340 Religions of the Near East

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Major living religions of the Near East stressing a sympathetic understanding of the illumination, which is provided the adherents of each for daily living, as well as some of the cultural expressions of each in those societies where they flourish. Religions studied include Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW and ENG-110 FILA general education: world cultures Offered alternate years

REL-350 Religions of the Far East

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Major living religions of the Far East stressing a sympathetic understanding of the illumination, which is provided the adherents of each for daily living, as well as some of the cultural expressions of each in those societies where they flourish. Religions studied include Hinduism, Buddhism, and native Chinese religion. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW and ENG-110 FILA general education: world cultures Offered alternate years

SOC-365 Cultures of Africa

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

The racial, social, and cultural history of Africa in ancient and modern times. Attention is given to the impact of urbanization and to African responses to Western values and institutions as carried to the continent by the Colonial powers. Contemporary political and socioeconomic trends and problems. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW and SOC-101 FILA general education: world cultures

SPAN-300 Special Cultural Topics in English

Credits: 3 Term Offered: May Term

Study of contemporary topics and world issues related to the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world. Explores political, social and economic structures through literature, film, the visual arts, and/or music. Taught in English. Credit available for Spanish majors and minors upon completion of a Spanish language component. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: world cultures

SPAN-340 Spanish Culture and Civilization

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

The historical development of Spain, including consideration of geography, as well as political, social, economic, intellectual, and artistic factors. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW, and SPAN-202 or permission of instructor FILA general education: world cultures

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SPAN-345 Latin American Culture and Civilization

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

The historical development of Spanish-speaking and Latin America including consideration of geography as well as political, social, economic, intellectual, and artistic factors. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW, and SPAN-202 or permission of instructor FILA general education: world cultures

Students may take one Internship (PSCI-480) toward the requirements for the minor and apply the credits to either global studies or comparative and regional studies.

Political science majors may minor in global studies, but the 15 credits from non-core areas must be taken in disciplines other than political science.

Students pursuing a global studies minor are strongly encouraged to study world languages and cultures, study abroad and participate in internships relevant to the field.

History Minor

Degree Type Offered: Minor

Consists of 21 credit hours distributed as follows:

World History Survey Course

(3 Credits)

HIST-105 World History to 1500

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

An examination of the multiple global narratives that comprise human development and interaction prior to 1500 with primary focus on early human activity, the development of complex societies, classical and post-classical ages, and expansion of post-classical cross-cultural involvement. Corequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: history

HIST-110 World History Since 1500

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

An examination of the multiple global narratives that comprise human development and interaction since 1500 with primary focus on the origins of global interdependence, the ages of revolution, industry, and empire, and the twentieth century. Corequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: history

United States History Survey Course

(3 Credits)

HIST-201 History of the United States to 1877

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

The United States from settlement to Reconstruction. Major themes include the development of a new society, evolution of democratic behavior, and the growth of sectionalism. Includes both social and political approaches.

HIST-202 History of the United States Since 1877

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

The United States from Reconstruction until the present. Major themes include industrialization and modernization, the increased role of government, greater U. S. involvement in international affairs, and the impact of these changes on society. A continuation of HIST-201.

United States History

(at least 3 credits)

HIST-340 American Indian History

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Examines the history of American Indians from pre-contact civilizations and cultures to the present. It demonstrates the diversity of individual, tribal, national, and pan-Indian experiences in the context of culture, society, religion, economics, politics, and law. Students investigate a variety of sources including scholarly and popular non-fictional and fictional writings, images, songs, and films. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: world cultures Offered alternate years

HIST-365 Foundations of American Religion

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Survey of American religious history with a focus on origins and diversity. Major topics include Puritanism, Revivalism, Mormonism, Methodism, African-American religion, fundamentalism, Catholicism, and Judaism and religion during the cold war. Offered alternate years (Cross-listed as REL-365)

HIST-375 Cold War America

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Examines the cultural, political, and diplomatic context and events of the Cold War from 1945 to 1991 with an emphasis on life in the United States. Students explore a variety of scholarly and primary sources from the period. Offered alternate years

HIST-435 Progressive Era America

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

An intellectual and cultural history of the United States in global context between 1880 and 1920. It traces the development of American culture, ideas, economics, and politics as part of a larger reform movement in the industrialized world between the beginning of the Second Industrial Revolution and World War I. Offered alternate years

HIST-460 Readings in the American Civil War

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Explores the American Civil War primarily through great books, supplemented by lectures, films, and a field trip. Topics include causes of the conflict, gender, nationalism, religion, Reconstruction, memory, military history, and, especially, race, all as interpreted by modern scholarship. Prerequisite: HIST-201 Offered alternate years

HIST-462 History of the United States South

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Survey of the former slaveholding states. Focuses on slavery and slavery politics, race relations, and distinctive characteristics of Southern Society. Offered alternate years

European History

(at least 3 credits)

HIST-311 Europe 1492-1789

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Surveys developments in European history from the discovery of the New World to the eve of the French Revolution. Major topics include Europeans' interactions with peoples and cultures outside Europe, the Reformation, the development of both limited and absolutist governments, the Scientific Revolution, and the Enlightenment. Offered alternate years

HIST-321 Europe Since 1789

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Surveys developments in European history from the French Revolution to the present day. Major topics include the French Revolution and Napoleonic Europe, industrialization, the rise of new ideologies and systems of thought, the new Imperialism, the World Wars and the Holocaust, rise and fall of communism, and the place of Europe in the world in the early 21st century. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: world cultures Offered alternate years

HIST-325 Modern Britain Since 1688

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Examines political, economic, and culture trends in British history from the "Glorious Revolution" of 1688 to the present day. Modern Britain stands as one of the cornerstones of the contemporary world, and its politics and culture influenced global society in countless way, ranging from soccer to modern environmentalism to constitutional law. The course focuses on several major themes, including the role of religion, finance, and industry, the royal family, sport, and, most important of all, "social class," in building British society. Students will acquire a basic understanding of the major driving forces of modern British history and the ways that they compare and interrelate with Europe, the United State, and the world. Prerequisites: FILA 150 or FILA 350EW FILA general education: world cultures Offered alternate years

HIST-370 Genocide

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

This courses explores the history of genocide. Examines origins of and paths to genocide, including dynamics tied to imperialism, race, and nationalism; also investigates the conception of the word 'genocide' and the development of critical genocide studies as a field of inquiry. Specific case studies that occurred in modern history as well as broader themes give students the opportunity to wrestle with and compare historical dynamics, historiographical discussions, and theoretical conceptions. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: world cultures Offered alternate years

HIST-380 Topics in European History

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

A study of major themes, questions, events, and problems in European history chosen by the instructor. The course will include the examination of primary documents and/or artifacts and explore the implications of the theme on the cultures, economics, and social systems of the region. Examples include the Greeks and the Romans, the Crusades, the Renaissance, the Protestant Reformation, and others. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: world cultures

HIST-385 Topics in French History

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Covers key topics in the modern history of France since 1871. Survey of the modern period of French history through the lens of a special topic. Topics may include France at war in the 20th century, French intellectuals and the world, multicultural France, or social transformation in modern France. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: world cultures

HIST-420 Modern Germany and Its Empires

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

This course is a survey and examination of modern German history and its empires from 1871 until the present. Explores major issues and broader dynamics tied to Imperial Germany, Weimar Germany, Nazi Germany, and a divided post-WWII Germany as well as current conversations. Discusses more specific dynamics including the German colonial empire, WWI, WWII and the Holocaust, and the East German dictatorship. Offered alternate years

Non-Western History

(at least 3 credits)

HIST-335 Women's History in Asia

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Explores women's histories in Asia. Stresses the construction of gender norms and their evolution over time and encourages comparison of women's lives and experiences across various cultural contexts in Asia. Topics include women's political rights and participation, women's education and literacy, women's sexuality and reproduction, and women's work. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: global dynamics Alternate years: offered 2019-2020

HIST-345 Crusades and Terrorism

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Analyzes the connection between the medieval crusading movement and modern Middle Eastern terrorism by analyzing the historical context for claims used to justify violent Islamic extremism. Students work to build a balanced historical perspective and engage their social responsibility to present reasoned opinions in the public discourse over modern terrorism. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: global dynamics Offered alternate years

HIST-350 Afghanistan, Central Asia, and the Great Powers

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Examines the history of western intervention, imperialism, and "nation building" in Central Asia and Afghanistan from the initial periods of Russian and British expansion into the region in the early eighteenth century to the American and NATO intervention in Afghanistan in the twenty-first century. Major themes include cultural and political interaction between local societies and the British, Russians, Soviets and Americans. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: world cultures Offered alternate years

HIST-360 Modern Africa

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Surveys the history of Modern Africa from the era of the trans-Atlantic slave trade to the present and places special emphasis on sub-Saharan Africa. It approaches the history of the continent through consideration of the nature and impact of European intrusion into African societies and African responses to European imperialism. Moreover, the course examines how independent African nations have addressed the legacies of their history and the challenges independence has posed for African nations. Special topics include Apartheid, the struggle against segregation, African women, feminism, development, and the difficulty in creating viable democracies and stable economies in the late twentieth-century. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: world cultures

HIST-390 War and Peace Across the Pacific

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Examines key events in the relations among Japan, China, and the United States since the mid-19th century, exploring not only diplomatic and political but also cultural relations among the three societies. Topics include migration, WWI, internationalism of the 1920s, WWII, Chinese Civil War, and Cold War. By exploring Asian and American experiences of these key events from international and transnational perspectives, nationalistic narratives that are prevalent in all societies will be challenged. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: world cultures

HIST-410 Modern India & Pakistan Since 1700

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Examines the history of India and Pakistan from the beginning of British rule in the early 1700s to the present. A region of the world that is by the day becoming more important to the Unites States and the West, this class explores the major issues of modern South Asian history, including the rise of British dominion, the Indian revolt of 1857-58, the escalation of religious communalism, growth of nationalism, India's partition and independence, and the current nuclear standoff between India and Pakistan by focusing on the complex interplay between nationalism, imperialism, and the three major religions of the region - Hinduism, Islam, and Sikhism - over the last 300 years. Offered alternate years

HIST-415 History of China Since 1600

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

A survey of the history of China since around 1600. While chronologically surveying political, economic, social, and cultural changes that took place in Ming and Qing China, Republic of China, and the People's Republic of China, the course explores key themes including revolutions, projects of building a modern nation-state, wars, gender, and family. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW Alternate years: offered 2019-2020

HIST-425 History of Japan Since 1600

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Examines the history of Japan in the early modern and modern times. While chronologically surveying political, economic, social, and cultural changes, the course explores key themes including projects of building a modern nation-state and empire and of rebuilding the society after World War II, and the roles played by gender, family, and nationalism in those projects. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW

HIST-430 European Imperialism

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Europeans' relationship with the rest of the world from the origins of modern European empires in the 19th-century, to the process of decolonization in the 20th-century, to current debates about neo-imperialism and neo-colonialism. Examines the effects of empire on both the colonizers and the colonized. Offered alternate years

The remaining 6 credits must be selected from HIST courses numbered 300 or above. This minor may not be taken in conjunction with either a major in history and political science or a major in global studies.

Political Science Minor

Degree Type Offered: Minor

Consists of 21 credit hours distributed as follows:

PSCI-210 Politics & Government in the United States

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Introduction to American politics, covering the development of American democracy, relations between the states and the federal government, elections, the role of the media, the three branches of national government, and current public policy. Corequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: social sciences

-or-

PSCI-220E Introduction to Political Philosophy

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Changing conceptions of freedom and virtue in ancient Greece to contemporary political philosophy. Students analyze popular films to illustrate and critique philosophical theories. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW, and ENG-110 General Education: philosophy or religion and ethical reasoning

PSCI-230 Introduction to Global Politics

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Introduces students to the world as a site of political activity. Examines institutions and processes on a global scale. Topics include sovereignty, power, globalization, war, multilateral institutions, the environment, trade, development, poverty and a variety of current events. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: global dynamics

-or-

PSCI-240 Introduction to Comparative Politics

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Introduces the diversity of political structures, processes, cultures, ideologies and change (revolution, democratization, etc.), as manifested in multiple national political systems in the global community. Introduces the application of social science methods to political phenomena. Considers the outcomes of political systems for human well-being. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: global dynamics

And 15 additional credits from PSCI courses numbered 300 or above.

Students may take one Internship (PSCI-480) toward these additional credits.

This minor may not be taken in conjunction with either a major in history and political science or a major in global studies.

American Civil War Concentration

Degree Type Offered: Concentration

Consists of 12 credit hours distributed as follows:

HIST-201 History of the United States to 1877

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

The United States from settlement to Reconstruction. Major themes include the development of a new society, evolution of democratic behavior, and the growth of sectionalism. Includes both social and political approaches.

HIST-268 The Civil War in the Shenandoah Valley

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Studies the experience of the Shenandoah Valley during the Civil War, causes of the war, campaigns of 1862 and 1864, and the home front, including the burning, conscientious objectors, slavery, and shortages. Examines a variety of large trends, including race, gender, and religion.

HIST-460 Readings in the American Civil War

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Explores the American Civil War primarily through great books, supplemented by lectures, films, and a field trip. Topics include causes of the conflict, gender, nationalism, religion, Reconstruction, memory, military history, and, especially, race, all as interpreted by modern scholarship. Prerequisite: HIST-201 Offered alternate years

HIST-462 History of the United States South

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Survey of the former slaveholding states. Focuses on slavery and slavery politics, race relations, and distinctive characteristics of Southern Society. Offered alternate years

Politics and Public Policy Concentration

Degree Type Offered: Concentration

Consists of 18 credit hours, including :

PSCI-215 Introduction to Public Policy

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

A comprehensive introduction to the process of developing, implementing and evaluating public policy. Covers the policy process in both theoretical and practical terms including the structure of institutions, decisions made throughout the process, and consequences of decision-making or non-decision-making. Areas of public policy addressed include criminal justice policy, regulatory policy, and healthcare advocacy and policy. Corequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: social sciences

And 15 additional credits chosen from the following (a minimum of 9 of these additional 15 credits must be in political science):

PSCI-332 Women & Politics

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Explores the role of women in American and global politics in order to understand the role of identity, institutions and social movements in democracy. Topics include women's influence on the development of the modern American welfare state, feminism, public policy issues of special importance to women, and social movement strategies. Offered alternate years

PSCI-340 Media & Politics

Credits: 3 Term Offered: May Term

Examination of the role of mass media in American politics. Topics include the effect of journalistic norms on political news, the impact of new media technologies from newspapers to the Internet, media objectivity, and the effect of media on political reasoning and behavior.

PSCI-380 Public Administration

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Examination of the most pressing domestic issues confronting American society in the 21st century and the institutions and legal regimes developed to administer public policy. Topics include health care, education, criminal justice, social welfare policies, immigration, environmental issues, organizational theory, bureaucratic management and budgeting. Emphasizes active learning with simulations, debates, and engagement with public policy and public administration professionals. Offered alternate years

PSCI-390 Public Policy

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Examination of the development and implementation of public policy with an emphasis on understanding change in policy regimes over time and the variety of regulatory mechanisms. Students research public policy on a topic of their choosing such as agriculture, social welfare, health care or environment. Offered alternate years

PSCI-415 Policymaking, Interest Groups & Congress

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Examination of how Congress, the Presidency, and interest groups work together to make federal public policy. Topics include the legislative process, interest group activities, and the role of the presidency in the development of the federal administrative state. Students research policy-making on a topic of their choosing. Offered alternate years

PSCI-480 Internship

Credits: 3 Term Offered: All Terms

Provides an opportunity for a student to gain field experience in an area related to the student's concentration or career goals. Supervision of an intern is provided by an appropriate faculty member and by a staff member of the agency or business in which the student is an intern. A student who wishes to engage in an internship must consult with the appropriate faculty member at least eight weeks in advance of the start of the term in which the internship is to be completed. A description of the internship, signed by the student and the faculty sponsor, must be filed with the director of internships by the first day of the semester prior to the start of the internship. Approval of each application for an internship is made by the director of internships based upon policies and guidelines as approved by the Council on Education and the faculty. To be considered for an internship, a student must have junior or senior status and at least a 2.00 grade point average. Internships are graded on an S or U basis. A student may enroll in an internship program for 3 credits per semester, and internship credit may be earned in subsequent semesters subject to the limitations that no more than two internships may be pursued in any one agency or business and a maximum of 9 credits in internships may be applied toward graduation.

COMM-347 Strategic Public Relations

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

This course will cover strategic planning and specialized public relations issues. Issues include risks, crisis management, social marketing campaigns, and corporate and non-profit communication. Students will learn and apply advanced public relations theories and skills to case studies and real-life situations. Prerequisites: COMM/PWR-255W and one of the following courses ART-322, ART-323, ART-344, ART-347

COMM-349 Nonprofit Communication

Credits: 3 Term Offered: May Term

This class examines the organizational structure of nonprofit and non-governmental organizations and their operations such as fund raising; social cause communication including advocacy; and leadership communication that strengthens the organization's mission. Students will prepare materials used by nonprofits - appeals, alerts, opinion letters or columns, online channels, speeches and event scripts, among others - evaluating effectiveness and adhering to ethical considerations. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW and ENG 110

COMM-420 Political Campaigning in Virtual Environments

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Introduces the range of communication practices that characterize contemporary political campaigns. Students will process existing understandings of political communication theory in order to design and implement a semester-long campaign project.

COMM-447 Science, Environment, and Health Communication

Credits: 3 Term Offered: May Term

Examines the role of news, advocacy, scientific analysis, decision and policy making, risk perception, and other factors in the communication of issues related to science, environment, and health. Provides students with rich theoretical background, critical understanding, and practical skills to produce, investigate and critique communication processes related to the topics. Students in this course are required to conduct field work and original research, write and publish news, and analytical articles.

ENVR-305 Natural Resource & Environmental Law

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

This course will provide an overview of federal and state laws that are aimed at the conservation of natural resources and/or protection of environmental quality. Major laws that will be covered include the National Environmental Protection Act, Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, the Endangered Species Act and others. Speakers from natural resource/environmental agencies such as the Va. Department of Environmental Quality, Va. Department of Game and Inland Fisheries and U.S. Forest Service will provide practical insights into the application and implementation of environmental policy. Alternate years: offered 2020-2021 Prerequisites: BIOL-100, 101 or 110

SOC-255EX Introduction to Social Welfare Systems

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Traces the origins and development of current social welfare institutions and illuminates the philosophical and ethical considerations undergirding social policy while considering the merits and deficits of current social services. While a primary focus is on the political, economic, and social context of the American welfare system, cross-cultural comparisons will also be considered. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW, ENG-110 and SOC-101 FILA general education: ethical reasoning and experiential learning

SOC-412 Adjudication and Corrections: Existing and Alternate Strategies

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Critical evaluation of structures of adjudication, sentencing and corrections in the United States. Includes an examination of alternative approaches to justice and reconciliation, such as community-based rehabilitation, victim/offender conflict mediation, et. Various strategies for community reintegration are also explored. Prerequisites: SOC-211, one course from the crime and justice minor electives, and junior or senior standing

Pre-Law Concentration

Degree Type Offered: Concentration

Consists of 18 credit hours chosen from the following (a minimum of 9 credit hours must be in political science):

PSCI-332 Women & Politics

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Explores the role of women in American and global politics in order to understand the role of identity, institutions and social movements in democracy. Topics include women's influence on the development of the modern American welfare state, feminism, public policy issues of special importance to women, and social movement strategies. Offered alternate years

PSCI-350 Constitutional Law of Federalism & Institutional Powers

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Examination of the development of US Supreme court decisions in the areas of federalism and the powers of the three branches of the federal government. Topics include judicial review, the war powers of the President, substantive due process, government takings, and the commerce clause. Offered alternate years

PSCI-355 Constitutional Law of Civil Rights and Liberties

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Examination of the development of US Supreme Court decisions in the areas of civil rights and civil liberties. Topics include first amendment rights to freedom of speech, press, and assembly, due process rights, and rights to equal protection. This course also considers the First Amendment as a site for interfaith dialogue. Offered alternate years

PSCI-415 Policymaking, Interest Groups & Congress

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Examination of how Congress, the Presidency, and interest groups work together to make federal public policy. Topics include the legislative process, interest group activities, and the role of the presidency in the development of the federal administrative state. Students research policy-making on a topic of their choosing. Offered alternate years

PSCI-420W International Law & Organization

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Explores the nature of international law and its similarities and differences with domestic law. Examines the institutions, rules, and organizations that provide the context for global interactions in an increasingly globalizing world. Case studies include issues such as human rights, the International Criminal Court, the World Trade Organization and the World Bank, and International Monetary Fund. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW and ENG-110 FILA general education: writing intensive Offered alternate years

PSCI-480 Internship

Credits: 3 Term Offered: All Terms

Provides an opportunity for a student to gain field experience in an area related to the student's concentration or career goals. Supervision of an intern is provided by an appropriate faculty member and by a staff member of the agency or business in which the student is an intern. A student who wishes to engage in an internship must consult with the appropriate faculty member at least eight weeks in advance of the start of the term in which the internship is to be completed. A description of the internship, signed by the student and the faculty sponsor, must be filed with the director of internships by the first day of the semester prior to the start of the internship. Approval of each application for an internship is made by the director of internships based upon policies and guidelines as approved by the Council on Education and the faculty. To be considered for an internship, a student must have junior or senior status and at least a 2.00 grade point average. Internships are graded on an S or U basis. A student may enroll in an internship program for 3 credits per semester, and internship credit may be earned in subsequent semesters subject to the limitations that no more than two internships may be pursued in any one agency or business and a maximum of 9 credits in internships may be applied toward graduation.

SOC-211 Criminology

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Examination of theories pertaining to the causes of crime and treatment of offenders. Theories of violent and property crimes (including "white-collar" crimes) are explored. Critical analysis of the social, political and cultural context of the justice system in the United States of America, with a special emphasis on questions of justice, fairness and equality are also undertaken. Prerequisite: SOC-101

SOC-312 Juvenile Justice and Delinquency

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Analysis of juvenile crime and its connections to family structures, peer groups and the educational system, as well as gender, race and class. Trends in juvenile corrections are examined along with current debates on reform. Special topics include gangs, juvenile detention, probation, child advocates, waiver to adult courts and hospitalization. Prerequisite: SOC-101 Offered alternate years

SOC-313 Gender, Crime and Justice

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Investigation of the interaction between gender and social control in the United States and cross-culturally. The gendered nature of criminal activity is examined empirically and theoretically. The justice system, including the correctional treatment of men and women, is examined. Prerequisite: SOC-101 Offered alternate years

SOC-314 World Justice Systems

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Comparative study of justice systems derived from major legal traditions. The development and application of these systems is examined, with an emphasis on historical trends and social forces that shape them. Comparative themes include the role of political power, public perceptions, systems of morality, constructions of guilt, and corrections philosophies. Prerequisite: SOC-101 Offered alternate years

COMM-410E Communication Law and Ethics in a Digital Age

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Analytical survey of ethical and legal issues pertaining to communication professionals, focusing on the new digital media landscape. Issues explored include First Amendments rights, public affairs journalism, copyright, defamation, obscenity, censorship, licensing, corporate and governmental communications, and the Digital Millennium Act. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW and ENG-110 FILA general education: ethical reasoning

BUS-350 Business Law

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

The U.S. legal and regulatory environment, including the sources of law; the resolution of disputes; the Uniform Commercial Code; the laws of torts, contracts, agency, partnerships, corporations, employment, and equal opportunity; and laws regulating competition. Prerequisite: BUS-120, ENG-110, and junior or senior standing

PHIL-310 Logic

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Skills of reasoning for solving problems found in ordinary language, deductive and inductive formats, and in common fallacies. A brief introduction to symbolic logic, scientific method, and probability. Prerequisite: ENG-110 FILA general education: philosophy or religion

PHIL-320E Professional Ethics

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Pressing issues confronting professionals in a technological era. Utilizing the insights of philosophical and religious ethics, the course examines the responsibilities of the professional person in business, medicine, law education, the ministry, and other fields. Problems considered include confidentiality, accountability, whistleblowing, governmental regulation, and ethical codes. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW and ENG 110 and junior or senior standing FILA general education: philosophy or religion and ethical reasoning

ENVR-305 Natural Resource & Environmental Law

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

This course will provide an overview of federal and state laws that are aimed at the conservation of natural resources and/or protection of environmental quality. Major laws that will be covered include the National Environmental Protection Act, Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, the Endangered Species Act and others. Speakers from natural resource/environmental agencies such as the Va. Department of Environmental Quality, Va. Department of Game and Inland Fisheries and U.S. Forest Service will provide practical insights into the application and implementation of environmental policy. Alternate years: offered 2020-2021 Prerequisites: BIOL-100, 101 or 110

Public History Concentration

Degree Type Offered: Concentration

Consists of 12 credit hours distributed as follows:

HIST-321 Europe Since 1789

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Surveys developments in European history from the French Revolution to the present day. Major topics include the French Revolution and Napoleonic Europe, industrialization, the rise of new ideologies and systems of thought, the new Imperialism, the World Wars and the Holocaust, rise and fall of communism, and the place of Europe in the world in the early 21st century. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: world cultures Offered alternate years

HIST-355 Public History

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

An introduction to the practice, methods, and theories of applied history in the contexts of public history sites, oral history, and local history. Students will be introduced to best practices for museum and archive collection development, accessioning and deaccessioning artifacts, conducting oral history interviews, and responsible application of history skills to real-world problems. Students will: visit local museums, archives, and library special collections to see public history in action; participate in Storied Halls, which is an ongoing, collaborative student-faculty oral history research project; conduct a substantial original research project on local history through local archival repositories; and present their work as research papers, history talks, museum exhibits, and/or digital history displays. Offered alternate years

HIST-480 Internship

Credits: 3 Term Offered: All Terms

Provides an opportunity for a student to gain field experience in an area related to the student's concentration or career goals. Supervision of an intern is provided by an appropriate faculty member and by a staff member of the agency or business in which the student is an intern. A student who wishes to engage in an internship must consult with the appropriate faculty member at least eight weeks in advance of the start of the term in which the internship is to be completed. A description of the internship, signed by the student and the faculty sponsor, must be filed with the director of internships by the first day of the semester prior to the start of the internship. Approval of each application for an internship is made by the director of internships based upon policies and guidelines as approved by the Council on Education and the faculty. To be considered for an internship, a student must have junior or senior status and at least a 2.00 grade point average. Internships are graded on an S or U basis. A student may enroll in an internship program for 3 credits per semester, and internship credit may be earned in subsequent semesters subject to the limitations that no more than two internships may be pursued in any one agency or business and a maximum of 9 credits in internships may be applied toward graduation.

And one course from the following list:

ART-305X Museums and Galleries

Credits: 3 Term Offered: May Term

A critical study of the visual arts understood through the institutions we call museums and galleries. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: experiential learning

ENG-220 American Folklife

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Explores the role played by traditional American culture, including music, narrative, medicine, vernacular architecture, and folk art and craft. Much of the course will concentrate on the folk culture of the Shenandoah Valley. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW and ENG-110 FILA general education: world cultures Offered alternate years

ENVR-305 Natural Resource & Environmental Law

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

This course will provide an overview of federal and state laws that are aimed at the conservation of natural resources and/or protection of environmental quality. Major laws that will be covered include the National Environmental Protection Act, Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, the Endangered Species Act and others. Speakers from natural resource/environmental agencies such as the Va. Department of Environmental Quality, Va. Department of Game and Inland Fisheries and U.S. Forest Service will provide practical insights into the application and implementation of environmental policy. Alternate years: offered 2020-2021 Prerequisites: BIOL-100, 101 or 110

MUS-232 American Music

Credits: 3 Term Offered: May Term

American musical life from colonial times to the present. Samplings include music following both the European classical tradition (operatic, choral, symphonic, etc.) and America's popular tradition (ragtime, jazz, rock, etc.). Specific topics in the general areas are treated in detail by individual research. Corequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: fine arts and music

SOC-338X Introduction to Material Culture Studies

Credits: 3 Term Offered: May Term

Introduces students to techniques for examination of objects and artifacts through the study of important texts, hands-on experience, on-site visits to museums, buildings and cultural landscapes. Topics include vernacular architecture, cultural geography, popular design, technology, folk life and archaeology. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW and SOC-101 FILA general education: experiential learning

Endorsement in History and Social Studies (6-12)

Degree Type Offered: Teacher Licensure

Students majoring in History and Political Science can be eligible for teacher licensure at the secondary level (6-12) by also completing the courses in the teacher education program.  As early as possible, contact Dr. Jenny Martin, coordinator for secondary education at jmartin@bridgewater.edu or 540-828-5662 for further information.

Courses

GEOG-195 World Regional Geography

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

A human geographic exploration of all world regions, emphasizing population, cultural, economic and political geographies. Prerequisites: Completion of the FILA general education history requirement and one of the following: ECON-200, ECON-210 or SOC-101, or permission of instructor

HIST-105 World History to 1500

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

An examination of the multiple global narratives that comprise human development and interaction prior to 1500 with primary focus on early human activity, the development of complex societies, classical and post-classical ages, and expansion of post-classical cross-cultural involvement. Corequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: history

HIST-110 World History Since 1500

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

An examination of the multiple global narratives that comprise human development and interaction since 1500 with primary focus on the origins of global interdependence, the ages of revolution, industry, and empire, and the twentieth century. Corequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: history

HIST-115 20th Century World History

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Examines political, economic, and cultural trends in world history over the course of the twentieth century with emphasis on the interconnectivity of world peoples and places. Major themes include trade, ideology, conflict, culture and globalization. Corequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: history

HIST-120 The Pacific World

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Examines the history of the Pacific Ocean world from around 1500 to the present. While surveying the histories of key societies in the Asia-Pacific region, the course also examines the intricate connections in this diverse world. Major themes include cultural encounters, trade, migration, empires, and conflicts. Corequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: history

HIST-125 The Atlantic World, 1450-1800

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Examines the rise and fall of an Atlantic World system that tied Europe, Africa and the Americas into a web of cultural, political and economic interdependence. Major themes include different models of New World exploration, colonization by European colonial powers, missionary activities and religious migrations, the ramifications of New World slavery, encounters and conflicts between native and colonial peoples, and the development of nation states in the Western Hemisphere. Corequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW and ENG-110 FILA general education: history

HIST-130 African American History

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Survey of the African American experience in the U.S. from 1607 until the present. Emphasizes the South but incorporates the national level. Major themes include slavery, slavery politics, civil rights, family life, black culture, migration patterns, and religion. Corequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: history

HIST-135 History of the Islamic World

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Examines political, economic, cultural and religious trends in the greater Middle East from the birth of Islam in the seventh century to the present day. Major themes include the origins of Islam and the rise of Islamic empires and cultures, the development of an early modern polity under the Ottomans, European imperialism, and the influence of nationalism(s), resources conflicts and religious revival in the 20th and early 21st centuries. Corequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: history

HIST-140E Ethical Dilemmas in World History

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

A survey of modern ethical dilemmas drawn from the 18th century to the 21st century and from around the world that have challenged societies to rethink their economic, political and social practices in the interests of ethical or moral reform. Major themes include the rise of the abolitionist movement and its relation to human trafficking today, the moral status of warfare and various tactics of war such as torture. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW and ENG-110 FILA general education: history and ethical reasoning

HIST-201 History of the United States to 1877

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

The United States from settlement to Reconstruction. Major themes include the development of a new society, evolution of democratic behavior, and the growth of sectionalism. Includes both social and political approaches.

HIST-202 History of the United States Since 1877

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

The United States from Reconstruction until the present. Major themes include industrialization and modernization, the increased role of government, greater U. S. involvement in international affairs, and the impact of these changes on society. A continuation of HIST-201.

HIST-250 Historical Methods

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

An introduction to historical research methods and the tools and techniques that historians use to study the past. The course focuses on the development of key research skills through the location, analysis, and use of primary and secondary sources in a variety of forms and settings. Students will also review and gain an understanding of the fundamental historiographical practices and interpretations used within the field of history.

HIST-268 The Civil War in the Shenandoah Valley

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Studies the experience of the Shenandoah Valley during the Civil War, causes of the war, campaigns of 1862 and 1864, and the home front, including the burning, conscientious objectors, slavery, and shortages. Examines a variety of large trends, including race, gender, and religion.

HIST-270 The Second World War in Global Perspective

Credits: 3 Term Offered: May Term

Examines the foundations, nature, and impact of the Second World War in Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. Emphasizes the role of ideology, including fascism, communism, militarism, imperialism, and colonial nationalism in shaping the experiences of both western and non-western powers in these regions from the late 1930s to 1945. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: global dynamics

HIST-280 History Through Film; Film Through History

Credits: 3 Term Offered: May Term

Examines the relationship between history and film and considers the difficult balance between historical scholarship and artistic expression. Emphasis is on popular movies portraying historical characters and events and the controversies and questions these often raise. Subjects will cover a broad range of topics in European and world history.

HIST-285 Monuments, Memorials, and Museums

Credits: 3 Term Offered: May Term

Examines remembrance as it takes shape in monuments, memorials, and museums. Students critically engage with conceptions, conversations, and controversies around memory at the intersection of history, memory studies, public/ digital history, and museum studies. Students use documents, images, and scholarship to explore different sites, traveling to monuments, memorials, and museums. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW and a 100 or 200-level history course FILA general education: world cultures

HIST-290 Medieval Europe

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Course covers the development of Western Europe from the collapse of the Roman Empire to the beginnings of the Renaissance with emphasis on the ideas, individuals and events that shaped the period. Topics include daily life for the masses, evolution of political and religious thought, consolidation of state and religious authority, cultural shifts and the rise of a persecuting society, and medieval warfare. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: world cultures

HIST-305 India Past and Present

Credits: 3 Term Offered: May Term

A travel course that offers a firsthand examination of the cultural, political, and religious legacies of three separate empires - the Delhi Sultanate, the Mughals, and the British Raj - in contemporary India. While expediting the vast array of Indian cultures in general, students will explore a number of past and current political and religion centers and examine the role of competing imperial frameworks in shaping the simultaneous unities and divisions in modern India. The course will focus on Northern India, including Delhi, Agra, the Great Indian Desert (Thar) in Rajasthan, British "hill stations" in the Himalayas, and the Hindu holy city of Hardwar on the River Ganges. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: global dynamics Offered alternate years

HIST-307 Cultural Memory of the World Wars

Credits: 3 Term Offered: May Term

This interdisciplinary travel course (World Languages and Cultures/History) examines the history and diverse cultural memory of the First and Second World Wars in Britain, France, and Belgium. While gaining firsthand experience of contemporary culture and society in theses western European nations, the class will focus on specific sites of memory and history of these conflicts, including London, Paris, Normandy, the Somme, Verdun, and southern Belgium. Studying both literature and historical documents, students will gain an intimate knowledge of the landscapes, experiences, and legacies of the world wars within the discreet cultural contexts of Britain, France, and Belgium. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: world cultures (Cross-listed as FREN-307)

HIST-311 Europe 1492-1789

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Surveys developments in European history from the discovery of the New World to the eve of the French Revolution. Major topics include Europeans' interactions with peoples and cultures outside Europe, the Reformation, the development of both limited and absolutist governments, the Scientific Revolution, and the Enlightenment. Offered alternate years

HIST-317 History of the Christian Church

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Social and political structures of the Church, issues in theology and ethics. A survey of the history of the Church from the Apostolic Age to the present time. Prerequisite: ENG-110 FILA general education: philosophy or religion Offered on demand (Cross-listed as REL-317)

HIST-321 Europe Since 1789

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Surveys developments in European history from the French Revolution to the present day. Major topics include the French Revolution and Napoleonic Europe, industrialization, the rise of new ideologies and systems of thought, the new Imperialism, the World Wars and the Holocaust, rise and fall of communism, and the place of Europe in the world in the early 21st century. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: world cultures Offered alternate years

HIST-325 Modern Britain Since 1688

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Examines political, economic, and culture trends in British history from the "Glorious Revolution" of 1688 to the present day. Modern Britain stands as one of the cornerstones of the contemporary world, and its politics and culture influenced global society in countless way, ranging from soccer to modern environmentalism to constitutional law. The course focuses on several major themes, including the role of religion, finance, and industry, the royal family, sport, and, most important of all, "social class," in building British society. Students will acquire a basic understanding of the major driving forces of modern British history and the ways that they compare and interrelate with Europe, the United State, and the world. Prerequisites: FILA 150 or FILA 350EW FILA general education: world cultures Offered alternate years

HIST-335 Women's History in Asia

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Explores women's histories in Asia. Stresses the construction of gender norms and their evolution over time and encourages comparison of women's lives and experiences across various cultural contexts in Asia. Topics include women's political rights and participation, women's education and literacy, women's sexuality and reproduction, and women's work. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: global dynamics Alternate years: offered 2019-2020

HIST-340 American Indian History

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Examines the history of American Indians from pre-contact civilizations and cultures to the present. It demonstrates the diversity of individual, tribal, national, and pan-Indian experiences in the context of culture, society, religion, economics, politics, and law. Students investigate a variety of sources including scholarly and popular non-fictional and fictional writings, images, songs, and films. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: world cultures Offered alternate years

HIST-345 Crusades and Terrorism

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Analyzes the connection between the medieval crusading movement and modern Middle Eastern terrorism by analyzing the historical context for claims used to justify violent Islamic extremism. Students work to build a balanced historical perspective and engage their social responsibility to present reasoned opinions in the public discourse over modern terrorism. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: global dynamics Offered alternate years

HIST-350 Afghanistan, Central Asia, and the Great Powers

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Examines the history of western intervention, imperialism, and "nation building" in Central Asia and Afghanistan from the initial periods of Russian and British expansion into the region in the early eighteenth century to the American and NATO intervention in Afghanistan in the twenty-first century. Major themes include cultural and political interaction between local societies and the British, Russians, Soviets and Americans. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: world cultures Offered alternate years

HIST-355 Public History

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

An introduction to the practice, methods, and theories of applied history in the contexts of public history sites, oral history, and local history. Students will be introduced to best practices for museum and archive collection development, accessioning and deaccessioning artifacts, conducting oral history interviews, and responsible application of history skills to real-world problems. Students will: visit local museums, archives, and library special collections to see public history in action; participate in Storied Halls, which is an ongoing, collaborative student-faculty oral history research project; conduct a substantial original research project on local history through local archival repositories; and present their work as research papers, history talks, museum exhibits, and/or digital history displays. Offered alternate years

HIST-356 East Asia

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Survey of East Asia (China and Japan) from 1800 to the present. Emphasis is upon the different paths towards modernity taken by each society, the conflicts involved in the attainment of modernity, and the impact of the West during the period. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: world cultures Offered alternate years

HIST-360 Modern Africa

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Surveys the history of Modern Africa from the era of the trans-Atlantic slave trade to the present and places special emphasis on sub-Saharan Africa. It approaches the history of the continent through consideration of the nature and impact of European intrusion into African societies and African responses to European imperialism. Moreover, the course examines how independent African nations have addressed the legacies of their history and the challenges independence has posed for African nations. Special topics include Apartheid, the struggle against segregation, African women, feminism, development, and the difficulty in creating viable democracies and stable economies in the late twentieth-century. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: world cultures

HIST-365 Foundations of American Religion

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Survey of American religious history with a focus on origins and diversity. Major topics include Puritanism, Revivalism, Mormonism, Methodism, African-American religion, fundamentalism, Catholicism, and Judaism and religion during the cold war. Offered alternate years (Cross-listed as REL-365)

HIST-370 Genocide

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

This courses explores the history of genocide. Examines origins of and paths to genocide, including dynamics tied to imperialism, race, and nationalism; also investigates the conception of the word 'genocide' and the development of critical genocide studies as a field of inquiry. Specific case studies that occurred in modern history as well as broader themes give students the opportunity to wrestle with and compare historical dynamics, historiographical discussions, and theoretical conceptions. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: world cultures Offered alternate years

HIST-375 Cold War America

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Examines the cultural, political, and diplomatic context and events of the Cold War from 1945 to 1991 with an emphasis on life in the United States. Students explore a variety of scholarly and primary sources from the period. Offered alternate years

HIST-380 Topics in European History

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

A study of major themes, questions, events, and problems in European history chosen by the instructor. The course will include the examination of primary documents and/or artifacts and explore the implications of the theme on the cultures, economics, and social systems of the region. Examples include the Greeks and the Romans, the Crusades, the Renaissance, the Protestant Reformation, and others. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: world cultures

HIST-385 Topics in French History

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Covers key topics in the modern history of France since 1871. Survey of the modern period of French history through the lens of a special topic. Topics may include France at war in the 20th century, French intellectuals and the world, multicultural France, or social transformation in modern France. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: world cultures

HIST-390 War and Peace Across the Pacific

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Examines key events in the relations among Japan, China, and the United States since the mid-19th century, exploring not only diplomatic and political but also cultural relations among the three societies. Topics include migration, WWI, internationalism of the 1920s, WWII, Chinese Civil War, and Cold War. By exploring Asian and American experiences of these key events from international and transnational perspectives, nationalistic narratives that are prevalent in all societies will be challenged. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: world cultures

HIST-400 Professional Development

Credits: 1 Term Offered: Spring Only

Designed to prepare history students for entry into the job market, or further study at the graduate level. Meets once a week and addresses issues of relevance to the application of history to the profession. Topics of relevance to postgraduates, including graduate school entry (exams, applications, etc.), interview preparation, resume writing, certifications, and such will be discussed. Students will prepare a career portfolio, individually designed to meet their specific needs, in which professional and graduate school application materials will be collected. The portfolio will be fully assessed at the end of the semester. Prerequisites: HIST-250 and Junior status

HIST-410 Modern India & Pakistan Since 1700

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Examines the history of India and Pakistan from the beginning of British rule in the early 1700s to the present. A region of the world that is by the day becoming more important to the Unites States and the West, this class explores the major issues of modern South Asian history, including the rise of British dominion, the Indian revolt of 1857-58, the escalation of religious communalism, growth of nationalism, India's partition and independence, and the current nuclear standoff between India and Pakistan by focusing on the complex interplay between nationalism, imperialism, and the three major religions of the region - Hinduism, Islam, and Sikhism - over the last 300 years. Offered alternate years

HIST-415 History of China Since 1600

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

A survey of the history of China since around 1600. While chronologically surveying political, economic, social, and cultural changes that took place in Ming and Qing China, Republic of China, and the People's Republic of China, the course explores key themes including revolutions, projects of building a modern nation-state, wars, gender, and family. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW Alternate years: offered 2019-2020

HIST-420 Modern Germany and Its Empires

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

This course is a survey and examination of modern German history and its empires from 1871 until the present. Explores major issues and broader dynamics tied to Imperial Germany, Weimar Germany, Nazi Germany, and a divided post-WWII Germany as well as current conversations. Discusses more specific dynamics including the German colonial empire, WWI, WWII and the Holocaust, and the East German dictatorship. Offered alternate years

HIST-425 History of Japan Since 1600

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Examines the history of Japan in the early modern and modern times. While chronologically surveying political, economic, social, and cultural changes, the course explores key themes including projects of building a modern nation-state and empire and of rebuilding the society after World War II, and the roles played by gender, family, and nationalism in those projects. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW

HIST-430 European Imperialism

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Europeans' relationship with the rest of the world from the origins of modern European empires in the 19th-century, to the process of decolonization in the 20th-century, to current debates about neo-imperialism and neo-colonialism. Examines the effects of empire on both the colonizers and the colonized. Offered alternate years

HIST-435 Progressive Era America

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

An intellectual and cultural history of the United States in global context between 1880 and 1920. It traces the development of American culture, ideas, economics, and politics as part of a larger reform movement in the industrialized world between the beginning of the Second Industrial Revolution and World War I. Offered alternate years

HIST-460 Readings in the American Civil War

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Explores the American Civil War primarily through great books, supplemented by lectures, films, and a field trip. Topics include causes of the conflict, gender, nationalism, religion, Reconstruction, memory, military history, and, especially, race, all as interpreted by modern scholarship. Prerequisite: HIST-201 Offered alternate years

HIST-462 History of the United States South

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Survey of the former slaveholding states. Focuses on slavery and slavery politics, race relations, and distinctive characteristics of Southern Society. Offered alternate years

HIST-470 Seminar in Theory & Practice of History

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

An in-depth seminar in historical research and the examination of historical theory culminating in the preparation and presentation of a major research paper based on primary historical sources.

HIST-480 Internship

Credits: 3 Term Offered: All Terms

Provides an opportunity for a student to gain field experience in an area related to the student's concentration or career goals. Supervision of an intern is provided by an appropriate faculty member and by a staff member of the agency or business in which the student is an intern. A student who wishes to engage in an internship must consult with the appropriate faculty member at least eight weeks in advance of the start of the term in which the internship is to be completed. A description of the internship, signed by the student and the faculty sponsor, must be filed with the director of internships by the first day of the semester prior to the start of the internship. Approval of each application for an internship is made by the director of internships based upon policies and guidelines as approved by the Council on Education and the faculty. To be considered for an internship, a student must have junior or senior status and at least a 2.00 grade point average. Internships are graded on an S or U basis. A student may enroll in an internship program for 3 credits per semester, and internship credit may be earned in subsequent semesters subject to the limitations that no more than two internships may be pursued in any one agency or business and a maximum of 9 credits in internships may be applied toward graduation.

HIST-490 Independent Study

Credits: 3 Term Offered: All Terms

Upon approval of the department and the division head, a student with a cumulative grade point average of 2.20 or better may engage in an independent study or research project. One desiring to pursue independent study or research must submit a written description of the proposed work to the chair of the appropriate department and to the appropriate division head prior to the last day of the drop and add period for the semester in which the study is to be conducted. At the end of the semester, the supervising professor files with the registrar a grade for the student and a description of the work accomplished. Credit may be received for no more than three independent studies or research projects.

HIST-491 Research

Credits: 3 Term Offered: All Terms

Upon approval of the department and the division head, a student with a cumulative grade point average of 2.20 or better may engage in an independent study or research project. One desiring to pursue independent study or research must submit a written description of the proposed work to the chair of the appropriate department and to the appropriate division head prior to the last day of the drop and add period for the semester in which the study is to be conducted. At the end of the semester, the supervising professor files with the registrar a grade for the student and a description of the work accomplished. Credit may be received for not more than three independent studies or research projects.

HIST-499 Honors Project

Credits: 3 Term Offered: All Terms

An honors project is one in which a student researches a subject, by examination of relevant literature or by experimentation or both; the student reports the results in an accurately documented and well-written paper or appropriate representation of the work. Whenever the study deals with the subject of an established course, the student is expected to go well beyond the usual work of the course in research and in assimilation of the results as revealed in the report. Juniors and seniors with a cumulative grade point average of 3.40 or above may register for an honors project. One desiring to pursue an honors project must submit a written description of his or her proposed work to the chair of the appropriate department and to the appropriate division head prior to the last day of the drop and add period for the semester in which the study is to be conducted. Upon the completion of the honors project, the student must present an oral defense of his or her project. The final grade must include a satisfactory performance on the oral defense, assessed by a three-faculty member team. The project advisor will authorize the make-up of the oral defense team and will assign the final grade on the project. The honors project title will be noted on the student's transcript. It is the student's responsibility to provide a copy of the written paper or appropriate representation of the work to the library in compliance with specifications approved by the Council on Education. The library director arranges for binding and storage.

PSCI-200 Introduction to Global Studies

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Introduces key concepts, themes, and issues of global studies. Topics include globalization, security, development, health, agriculture and food, and the environment. Critically examines contemporary issues such as global inequality, climate change, and the power of multinational corporations. Corequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW

PSCI-205 Global Identities

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Interdisciplinary exploration of the power and dynamics of human similarities and differences on a global scale. Covers globalization from the perspective of identity and difference, and provides opportunities to question contemporary assumptions, values and patterns of behavior with the goal of making global interactions more constructive ad more peaceful. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: global dynamics

PSCI-210 Politics & Government in the United States

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Introduction to American politics, covering the development of American democracy, relations between the states and the federal government, elections, the role of the media, the three branches of national government, and current public policy. Corequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: social sciences

PSCI-215 Introduction to Public Policy

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

A comprehensive introduction to the process of developing, implementing and evaluating public policy. Covers the policy process in both theoretical and practical terms including the structure of institutions, decisions made throughout the process, and consequences of decision-making or non-decision-making. Areas of public policy addressed include criminal justice policy, regulatory policy, and healthcare advocacy and policy. Corequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: social sciences

PSCI-220E Introduction to Political Philosophy

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Changing conceptions of freedom and virtue in ancient Greece to contemporary political philosophy. Students analyze popular films to illustrate and critique philosophical theories. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW, and ENG-110 General Education: philosophy or religion and ethical reasoning

PSCI-230 Introduction to Global Politics

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Introduces students to the world as a site of political activity. Examines institutions and processes on a global scale. Topics include sovereignty, power, globalization, war, multilateral institutions, the environment, trade, development, poverty and a variety of current events. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: global dynamics

PSCI-240 Introduction to Comparative Politics

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Introduces the diversity of political structures, processes, cultures, ideologies and change (revolution, democratization, etc.), as manifested in multiple national political systems in the global community. Introduces the application of social science methods to political phenomena. Considers the outcomes of political systems for human well-being. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: global dynamics

PSCI-250 Methods of Research and Data Analysis

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

An introduction to the production of knowledge about political phenomena. Topics include the relationship between theory and research, formulation of research questions and research design, and quantitative and qualitative methods. Students will understand and evaluate scholarly research in the field and conduct their own research projects.

PSCI-260 Campaigns and Elections

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

This course is an in-depth seminar on campaigns and elections in the United States, especially how the president is elected. The course will help students better understand how the American people engage in elections, how our electoral system works, and how we evaluate leaders. In the beginning, we will discuss how elections and campaigns are run in the United States, how we predict which candidates will win elections, and, finally, citizen participation in the Presidential Election. Three themes running through the course are democracy, evaluation of candidates, and the American public.

PSCI-275 Individual Liberties, Civil Rights and Immigration

Credits: 3 Term Offered: May Term

Introduction to the protection of civil rights and liberties under the U.S. Constitution, the application of those rights to citizens and noncitizens and the constitutional principles relevant to policy debates surrounding immigration.

PSCI-280 Lying and Lie Detection

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Introduces students to the research on and application of lie detection and the political art of lying. Topics include learning to detect lies, application of lies, and determine shades of truth. Lie detection is twofold - learning to detect lies of suspects and knowing how to detect truths of individuals in all areas of life. The work in the class will include analyzing micro-facial expressions, body language, and how society defines lying in different settings. Application of the techniques will include political leaders, countries, cultural differences, and lying with data for political purposes. Corequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: social sciences

PSCI-290E Aesthetics, Philosophy and Politics

Credits: 3 Term Offered: May Term

Reviews the role of aesthetics in the history of political philosophy to understand aesthetics as an alternative foundation for politics. Readings include canonical figures in the history of philosophy, such as Thucydides, Plato, Aristotle, Hume, Kant, Nietzsche, Dewey and Arendt. Emphasis on developing aesthetic judgment as a key capacity of citizenship. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW and ENG-110 FILA general education: ethical reasoning Offered alternate years

PSCI-310 Latin American Politics

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Comparative analysis of contemporary Latin American politics and governments. Considers political and economic themes, noting especially the challenges of democracy, development and inequality. Examines the region's relationship with the rest of the world, including the United States. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW and PSCI-240, or permission of instructor FILA general education: world cultures

PSCI-320 State and Local Politics

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

This course is an introduction to State and Local Government, and Virginia Government in particular. The course will help students better understand how structures of local and state governments are established and redefined by the people. Topics will include federalism and the institutions of state government, state and local policies and financing, Virginia state government, state involvement in American politics, the structure of state institutions and how states differ.

PSCI-332 Women & Politics

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Explores the role of women in American and global politics in order to understand the role of identity, institutions and social movements in democracy. Topics include women's influence on the development of the modern American welfare state, feminism, public policy issues of special importance to women, and social movement strategies. Offered alternate years

PSCI-335W Peace, War and World Politics

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Examines human understanding of the institution of warfare and alternative means of managing large-scale conflict. Also studies the concept of peace, including the personal and policy implications of the various definitions of the term. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW and ENG-110 FILA general education: global dynamics and writing intensive Offered alternate years

PSCI-336 United Nations

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

History, structures, issues and politics of the United Nations, and a consideration of the organization's role in world politics. This course may include travel to New York City or Washington DC. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: global dynamics Offered alternate years

PSCI-338X Politics of Social Change

Credits: 3 Term Offered: May Term

A travel course in which students travel to a site of recent political and social changes to explore the causes, dynamics and implications of revolutionary change. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350 FILA general Education: global dynamics and experiential learning

PSCI-340 Media & Politics

Credits: 3 Term Offered: May Term

Examination of the role of mass media in American politics. Topics include the effect of journalistic norms on political news, the impact of new media technologies from newspapers to the Internet, media objectivity, and the effect of media on political reasoning and behavior.

PSCI-345 Political Psychology

Credits: 3 Term Offered: May Term

This course is an in-depth analysis to the topic of Political Psychology. The course will combine knowledge from Political Science and Psychology and help students to broaden their political and psychological knowledge. Topics will include the purpose of political psychology, individuals, identity, groups, nations, and the interactions between each of these. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW, and ENG-110

PSCI-350 Constitutional Law of Federalism & Institutional Powers

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Examination of the development of US Supreme court decisions in the areas of federalism and the powers of the three branches of the federal government. Topics include judicial review, the war powers of the President, substantive due process, government takings, and the commerce clause. Offered alternate years

PSCI-351 Competitive Moot Court

Credits: 1 Term Offered: Fall Only

This course prepares students to participate in moot competitions sponsored by the American collegiate Moot curst Association (http://www.acmamootcourt.org/). Students will write briefs on the annual ACMA case problem and the precedent cases in the problem case portfolio. Students will also practice oral argumentation on the case problem. Not all students will compete in the competition. May be repeated for credit but a maximum of 3 credits of Competitive Moot course may be applied toward degree requirements. Taught in the Fall to coincide with ACMA competition schedule.

PSCI-355 Constitutional Law of Civil Rights and Liberties

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Examination of the development of US Supreme Court decisions in the areas of civil rights and civil liberties. Topics include first amendment rights to freedom of speech, press, and assembly, due process rights, and rights to equal protection. This course also considers the First Amendment as a site for interfaith dialogue. Offered alternate years

PSCI-356 United States Foreign Policy

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Examines the continuity and changes in the contexts, structures, processes, actors and issues of U.S. foreign policy in the 20th and 21st centuries. Offered alternate years

PSCI-360 Population, Immigration, and Politics

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

This course takes a surveying view of the political, social and economic consequences of population movement phenomena focusing on two central elements: Migration and Identity Politics. In an effort to accommodate the broad theme, the course will view population movement phenomena from the perspectives of immigrants, host and origin nations, as well as global state and non-state actors. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW and ENG-110; PSCI-240 is recommended FILA general education: global dynamics

PSCI-365E Politics of Human Rights

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

An examination of conceptions of human rights, the global discourse around human rights, and efforts to protect those rights. Topics include why governments violate the rights of their citizens, the role of human rights activism in shaping global public discourse and affecting the practices of governments, international human rights law, and the human rights dimensions of foreign policy. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW and ENG-110 FILA general Education: global dynamics and ethical reasoning

PSCI-370 Issues in Global Politics

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Major themes, questions, problems and events in global politics as chosen by the instructor. Students will engage in written and public discourse concerning topics that are global in scope and important to understanding politics in the twenty-first century. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: global dynamics

PSCI-375 United States and the World

Credits: 3 Term Offered: May Term

Examination of major foreign policy issues facing the United States and consideration of policy options available. Prerequisite: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW FILA general education: global dynamics

PSCI-380 Public Administration

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Examination of the most pressing domestic issues confronting American society in the 21st century and the institutions and legal regimes developed to administer public policy. Topics include health care, education, criminal justice, social welfare policies, immigration, environmental issues, organizational theory, bureaucratic management and budgeting. Emphasizes active learning with simulations, debates, and engagement with public policy and public administration professionals. Offered alternate years

PSCI-390 Public Policy

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Examination of the development and implementation of public policy with an emphasis on understanding change in policy regimes over time and the variety of regulatory mechanisms. Students research public policy on a topic of their choosing such as agriculture, social welfare, health care or environment. Offered alternate years

PSCI-400 Professional Development

Credits: 1 Term Offered: Spring Only

This course is designed to prepare the political science student for entry into the job market, or further study at the graduate level. This class meets once a week and addresses issues of relevance to the political science professional. Topics of relevance to postgraduates, including graduate exams, graduate applications and resume and interview preparation will be discussed. Students will prepare a career portfolio, individually designed to meet their specific needs, in which professional and graduate school application materials will be collected. The portfolio will be fully assessed at the end of the semester. Prerequisite: Junior standing

PSCI-401E Contemporary Political Thought

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Examination of the origins and development of contemporary notions of freedom, democracy and equality from Nietzsche to contemporary political philosophy. Topics include liberalism, libertarianism and post-modern political thought. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW and ENG-110 FILA general education: philosophy or religion and ethical reasoning Offered alternate years

PSCI-415 Policymaking, Interest Groups & Congress

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Examination of how Congress, the Presidency, and interest groups work together to make federal public policy. Topics include the legislative process, interest group activities, and the role of the presidency in the development of the federal administrative state. Students research policy-making on a topic of their choosing. Offered alternate years

PSCI-420W International Law & Organization

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Explores the nature of international law and its similarities and differences with domestic law. Examines the institutions, rules, and organizations that provide the context for global interactions in an increasingly globalizing world. Case studies include issues such as human rights, the International Criminal Court, the World Trade Organization and the World Bank, and International Monetary Fund. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW and ENG-110 FILA general education: writing intensive Offered alternate years

PSCI-430 The International Arms Trade

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

The international arms trade is a long-time instrument of foreign policy. States have used conventional arms to influence the policies of other governments, sway the course of foreign wars, and boost their own military and economic security. Access to weapons, however, also contributes to repression, human rights violations, the onset of armed conflict and regional instability, and depresses economic development. The course will examine these complexities and trace normative instruments that have been created to control the arms trade. Students will grapple with the interplay of norms, institutions, and state interest. In addition, the course will emphasize qualitative social science research skills, and will be geared toward helping students find research questions, design research, and locate and evaluate evidence. Prerequisite: PSCI-230 Offered alternate years

PSCI-440W Global Political Economy

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Political implications of global economic relations, including such topics as the politics of trade, monetary relations, financial crises, development, global systems of production and consumption and multinational corporations. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350EW and ENG-110 FILA general education: global dynamics and writing intensive Offered alternate years

PSCI-470 Seminar in Global Studies & Political Science

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Examination of significant professional literature in political science and international studies through preparation and presentation of a major research paper.

PSCI-480 Internship

Credits: 3 Term Offered: All Terms

Provides an opportunity for a student to gain field experience in an area related to the student's concentration or career goals. Supervision of an intern is provided by an appropriate faculty member and by a staff member of the agency or business in which the student is an intern. A student who wishes to engage in an internship must consult with the appropriate faculty member at least eight weeks in advance of the start of the term in which the internship is to be completed. A description of the internship, signed by the student and the faculty sponsor, must be filed with the director of internships by the first day of the semester prior to the start of the internship. Approval of each application for an internship is made by the director of internships based upon policies and guidelines as approved by the Council on Education and the faculty. To be considered for an internship, a student must have junior or senior status and at least a 2.00 grade point average. Internships are graded on an S or U basis. A student may enroll in an internship program for 3 credits per semester, and internship credit may be earned in subsequent semesters subject to the limitations that no more than two internships may be pursued in any one agency or business and a maximum of 9 credits in internships may be applied toward graduation.

PSCI-490 Independent Study

Credits: 3 Term Offered: All Terms

Upon approval of the department and the division head, a student with a cumulative grade point average of 2.20 or better may engage in an independent study or research project. One desiring to pursue independent study or research must submit a written description of the proposed work to the chair of the appropriate department and to the appropriate division head prior to the last day of the drop and add period for the semester in which the study is to be conducted. At the end of the semester, the supervising professor files with the registrar a grade for the student and a description of the work accomplished. Credit may be received for no more than three independent studies or research projects.

PSCI-491 Research

Credits: 3 Term Offered: All Terms

Upon approval of the department and the division head, a student with a cumulative grade point average of 2.20 or better may engage in an independent study or research project. One desiring to pursue independent study or research must submit a written description of the proposed work to the chair of the appropriate department and to the appropriate division head prior to the last day of the drop and add period for the semester in which the study is to be conducted. At the end of the semester, the supervising professor files with the registrar a grade for the student and a description of the work accomplished. Credit may be received for not more than three independent studies or research projects.

PSCI-499 Honors Project

Credits: 3 Term Offered: All Terms

An honors project is one in which a student researches a subject, by examination of relevant literature or by experimentation or both; the student reports the results in an accurately documented and well-written paper or appropriate representation of the work. Whenever the study deals with the subject of an established course, the student is expected to go well beyond the usual work of the course in research and in assimilation of the results as revealed in the report. Juniors and seniors with a cumulative grade point average of 3.40 or above may register for an honors project. One desiring to pursue an honors project must submit a written description of his or her proposed work to the chair of the appropriate department and to the appropriate division head prior to the last day of the drop and add period for the semester in which the study is to be conducted. Upon the completion of the honors project, the student must present an oral defense of his or her project. The final grade must include a satisfactory performance on the oral defense, assessed by a three-faculty member team. The project advisor will authorize the make-up of the oral defense team and will assign the final grade on the project. The honors project title will be noted on the student's transcript. It is the student's responsibility to provide a copy of the written paper or appropriate representation of the work to the library in compliance with specifications approved by the Council on Education. The library director arranges for binding and storage.