Courses

Renaissance to Revolution

Course Prefix: 
HI
Course Number: 
321
Course Credits: 
3

This course examines the reawakening of Europe beginning with the Renaissance, followed by the Age of Discovery, the Scientific Revolution, the Enlightenment and Industrial Revolution, concluding with the origins and effects of the French Revolution. Special attention is given to the spread of European culture globally and its initial impact on non-European societies. Prerequisite: sophomore or departmental permission.

Senior Research Seminar

Course Prefix: 
PO
Course Number: 
450
Course Credits: 
3

This course examines research methodology and allows the students to develop a research project based on their interests and needs. Prerequisites: Twelve hours of political science and senior standing.

Senior Research Seminar

Course Prefix: 
HI
Course Number: 
450
Course Credits: 
3

This course explores research methodology and allows the students to develop a research project based on their interests and needs. Prerequisites: Twelve hours of history and senior standing.

State and Local Government and Politics

Course Prefix: 
PO
Course Number: 
210
Course Credits: 
3

This course examines the the institutions, processes and intergovernmental relations at a state and local level. Particular attention will be paid to contemporary issues and problems of state and local governments.

Strategic Intelligence

Course Prefix: 
IP
Course Number: 
452
Course Credits: 
3

This course is divided into three parallel tracks that will cover strategic theory, the practice of strategic intelligence, and the application of those principles to a "real life" problem. Students will participate throughout the course as the member of a group in a large-scale estimative project. This project will require a minimum of two graded papers and two graded presentations, as well as a variety of more modest assignments. Prerequisite: junior or departmental permission.

Supreme Court and Constitutional Law

Course Prefix: 
PO/HI
Course Number: 
315
Course Credits: 
3

This course examines the judicial branch of the federal government and the interpretation of the Constitution by the Supreme Court. This course utilizes a case study approach through landmark decisions of the Supreme Court. The politics of the Court, judicial review, and the impact on American government and society will also be examined. Prerequisite: junior or departmental permission.

Terrorism

Course Prefix: 
IP
Course Number: 
350
Course Credits: 
3

An examination of the origins of terrorism and its evolution in order to develop an understanding of the roots, development, and impact of contemporary worldwide terrorism, especially in the United States. Prerequisite: sophomore or departmental permission.

The Classical World and the Transition to Feudalism

Course Prefix: 
HI
Course Number: 
320
Course Credits: 
3

This course explores the development of the European world between 500 BCE and 1000 CE. The development of the classical ancient world and its subsequent collapse is examined, followed by the Dark Ages and the emergence of feudalism, with special attention paid to the political, economic and social aspects of feudal Europe. Prerequisite: sophomore or departmental permission.

The Holocaust

Course Prefix: 
HI
Course Number: 
421
Course Credits: 
3

The Making of Modern China

Course Prefix: 
HI
Course Number: 
334
Course Credits: 
3

Focuses on the struggle to remake Chinese society in light of the effects of western imperialism on China. Traditional China is examined briefly, then the course focuses on China’s struggles in the 19th and 20th centuries to throw off foreign encroachment and transform itself into a modern nation. Prerequisite: sophomore or departmental permission.

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