HIST 59600: The American City

HIST 59600: The American City This course will provide a survey of urban development in the United States from the early colonial towns to the twentieth-century megalopolis. Emphasis is placed on the city as a particular geographic, economic, political, social, and...

HIST 59000: Era of World Wars I and II

HIST 59000: Era of World Wars I and II This course will analyze the causes, major campaigns, and legacy of the two major conflicts of the twentieth century. Participants will examine the rise of totalitarian dictatorships, in particular Nazi Germany and the Soviet...

ENGL 60500: Computers, Language, and Rhetoric

ENGL 60500: Computers, Language, and Rhetoric This course is intended for anyone with little or no experience in the field. It provides an introduction to the theory, concepts, and practical applications of digital media and literacies as well as real-world...

HIST 59000: Women in America

HIST 59000: Women in America A survey of the history of women in America from Colonial times to the present. Emphasis is on the changing status of women, social and cultural influences, movements for women’s rights, and women’s contributions to American society....

HIST 65100: American Environmental History

HIST 65100: American Environmental History This course will explore topics including: Rise of National Parks, Chicago Sanitation Movement, 1871 Peshtigo Fire, 1889 Johnstown Flood, 1906 San Francisco Earthquake, Dust Bowl, Oil Shock of 1973, and Love Canal/Superfund....

ENGL 59700: Contemporary Black Feminist Literature

ENGL 59700: Contemporary Black Feminist Literature This course will provide an intense examination of recent literary works by black women along with various critical theories constructed about black women’s literature, beginning with the premise that black feminism...

HIST 55200: Colonial America

HIST 55200: Colonial America As an upper level course, this class seeks to introduce students to major schools of thought (and the most well-known historians) regarding contact, colonization, and social life in the North American colonies. Students will selectively...

HIST 56800 Big History: From Big Bang to the Future

HIST 56800 Big History: From Big Bang to the Future In this “Big History” course, we will examine trends from over two hundred thousand years of Homo Sapiens’ evolution, drawing upon insights from many disciplines to piece together a cohesive...

HIST 59000: African American History, 1877 to the Present

HIST 59000: African American History, 1877 to the Present We will take a look at what activist strategies have worked for Black Americans, which have failed, and consider how different times have elicited different tactics and degrees of success. Participants will...

ENGL 59100: Introduction to Composition Theory

ENGL 59100: Introduction to Composition Theory A survey of major contemporary theories, pedagogies, and practices across the field often referred to as Composition or Writing Studies. While attention will be paid to the historical development of this field, our...

HIST 57300: The Long Nineteenth Century

HIST 57300: The Long Nineteenth Century The graduate course investigates American history between the 1790s and the outbreak of World War One, and its broader connections to world political, economic, and cultural influences. Students will also gain a...

ENGL 59600: Black and Jewish American Literature and Film

ENGL 59600: Black and Jewish American Literature and Film Why a course on Black and Jewish American lit and film? The fact that we are living in an era of Black Lives Matter uprisings and rising anti-semitism makes a deeper understanding of these racial and ethnic...

HIST 59000: World Civilization Through Film

HIST 59000: World Civilization Through Film How do we understand world civilization and history through media? How do the world’s filmmakers depict different aspects of the global experience, past and present, in their craft? In this class, we will view and analyze...

ENGL 54300: Shakespeare in Critical Context

ENGL 54300: Shakespeare in Critical Context “Shakespeare’s Woman Project” combines an introduction to Shakespeare, feminism, and queer theory with a more general introduction to the context of Elizabethan and Jacobean theatre and literary culture, and a hypothesis...

HIST 65000: Teaching the History Survey Course

HIST 65000: Teaching the History Survey Course This course is designed to raise fundamental questions about how and why we teach survey courses at the college level. These questions may successfully be answered in a variety of ways depending on the subject and the...