HIST 510: Topics in World History – Death in History

HIST 510: Topics in World History – Death in History Death is a human universal, and the ways that societies view, treat, and react to death is highly revealing about their cultural practices, social and political structures, and belief systems. The course will...

ENG 618: Public Digital Rhetorics

ENG 618: Public Digital Rhetorics This course examines relationships between digital rhetorics, their professional and social applications, theoretical foundations, and their effects on our everyday lives. Our shift from print-based, textual media to electronic,...

COMM 624: Nonprofit and Association Communication

COMM 624: Nonprofit and Association Communication In recent years, the rapidly growing sector of nonprofit organizations has received more and more attention from academics. This trillion-dollar sector includes institutions related to education, research, healthcare,...

HIST 520: History of Paris

HIST 520: History of Paris This graduate course offers a survey of the history of Paris from just before the Revolution of 1789 through about the year 2000 – an era the French call “contemporary” or “modern” history. Our approach to Paris’s history is broad, since we...

ENG 501: Information Literacy and Research

ENG 501: Information Literacy and Research Drawing on sources from multiple disciplines, students will learn information literacy skills that are the basis for graduate-level research. Topics include formulating research questions, identifying appropriate research...

HIST 650: Press & Politics, 19th Century US

HIST 650: Press & Politics, 19th Century US A research-intensive seminar focused on specific primary source materials or archival collections; students will write extended original research papers based on the targeted sources or collections. Please review the...

ENG 644: Literature: Theory and Pedagogy in Higher Ed.

ENG 644: Literature: Theory and Pedagogy in Higher Ed. ENG 644 reviews a variety of theoretical approaches to the study of literary texts – theories that may include but are not limited to a New Critical-like focus on literary form, Structuralism, Post-Structuralism,...

HIST 520: Revolutions

HIST 520: Revolutions This course examines the origins and progress of European revolutions from the French Revolution of 1789 through the revolutions that swept across Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union in 1989-1991. If we think of change as the crucial element of...

ENG 636: Multiethnic American Literature

ENG 636: Multiethnic American Literature This course will contribute to the breadth and depth of student understanding of Multiethnic American literatures, including but not limited to African American, Asian American, Native, and Latinx literatures. Readings may span...

HIST 519: Communal Societies in America

HIST 519: Communal Societies in America A study of the principles, practices, historical development, and contributions of communal societies in America. This will cover a broad span of American history from 1663 to the present. Particular focus will be placed on...

ENG 512: Advanced Academic Writing

ENG 512: Advanced Academic Writing This course is an elective in the Studies in Rhetoric and Composition sequence of the English M.A. curriculum. In order to improve students’ upper division and graduate level writing across the disciplines and strengthen connections...

HIST 530: The Vietnam War

HIST 530: The Vietnam War The Vietnam War was fought in Southeast Asia and remains a war fought over by historians and politicians. In this class, students will learn about the war itself, the historiographical debates among scholars, and war memory, memorialization,...

HIST 520: Social History of Murder

HIST 520: Social History of Murder Murder is a social act, defined and evaluated by society’s norms and standards. Sometimes it shapes those standards, questioning them or reinforcing public beliefs in them. Murder and public understanding of it are thus socially...

ENG 617: Professional and Technical Writing

ENG 617: Professional and Technical Writing This course explores the theory and practice of professional and technical writing for expert audiences. Through reading, analyzing, discussing, composing, revising, and presenting examples of specialized discourse, students...

HIST 599.NO1: Nineteenth-Century Europe

HIST 599.NO1: Nineteenth-Century Europe During the nineteenth century, European states came to dominate the globe and firmly establish the basis of the modern world. But despite the confidence exuded by so many, others felt significant anxiety about the rapid and...