Courses I Teach

HI 121 – American History Survey I (CAW 3) 3 credits
A survey of American history from the Age of Discovery to 1877. American institutions ranging from political and economic to social and cultural will be examined. Open only to freshmen and sophomores. Offered every semester. 3 lecture hours

HI 122 – American History Survey II (CAW 3) 3 credits
A continuing survey of multiple facets of American Civilization as presented in HI121, focusing on the period from the close of political Reconstruction in 1877 to the present. The maturation of democratic institutions and the emergence of the United States as a world power will also be examined. Open only to freshmen and sophomores. Offered every semester. 3 lecture hours

HI 209 – Historical Methods 3 credits
This course introduces students to the methods, techniques and conventions of historical research and writing, including such skills as identifying, understanding, analyzing and interpreting primary and secondary sources, compiling bibliographies, citing sources, and understanding historiography. In addition, this course approaches the issue of ethics through a discussion of the ethical responsibilities of historians, including a discussion of plagiarism. Required for all history majors. Open to sophomore history majors only or by permission of department chair. The course must be completed by the end of the junior year. Offered annually in the fall semester. 3 lecture hours

HI 338 ‐ U.S. Diplomatic History, 1776‐1914 3 credits
A study of the foreign relations and foreign policies of the United States from the American Revolution up to the First World War. Topics include territorial expansion, the War of 1812, the Mexican‐American War, the expansion of American trade, and the Spanish‐American War. Offered alternate years. Prerequisite: C or better in one 200 level history course or instructor permission. 3 lecture hours

HI 339 ‐ U.S. Diplomatic History, 1914‐present 3 credits
A study of the foreign relations and foreign policy of the United States from the First World War to the present. Topics include the two World Wars, the Cold War, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and post‐cold war policy. Prerequisite: C or better in one 200 level history course or instructor permission. Offered alternate years. 3 lecture hours

HI 371 – Nation‐Building 3 credits
This course provides an exposure to the challenges of crating or re‐creating nations after a period of crisis and upheaval. Whether following wars, grants of independence from foreign rule, or human rights atrocities, countries must undertake political, economic, and social reforms to construct stable, popularly accepted, and economically viable polities. How have nations tried to accomplish this complex task in the past hundred years? Historical case studies may be drawn from Africa, the Caribbean, Europe, and Asia. Prerequisite: C or better in one 200 level history course or instructor permission. Offered alternate years. 3 lecture hours

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