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HST 140 – World History to 1500

Taught by: Liam Brockey This course will present an overview of world history from the first textual records to the dawn of the modern period. At its core will be a narrative constructed on broad lines aimed at giving students a…

HST 210 – Modern East Asia

Taught by  Dr. Ethan Segal – Learn about the amazing transformations that the peoples of East Asia have experienced over the last 300 years.  Today, China, Japan, and the two Koreas are extremely important in political, economic, and military terms, yet…

HST 150 – World History since 1500

Taught by: Charles Keith   The basic premise of world history is that it’s impossible to properly understand any part of the world without understanding other parts of the world. In this course, we’ll avoid a more traditional focus on a…

HST 327 – Chicana/o History

Taught by Javier Pescador  – This course analyzes the history of people of Mexican descent in relationship to the development of the United States from 1897 to 1980. People of Mexican descent in the United States have been known by many…

HST 255 – American Cinema and the American Century

Taught by: Dr. Juan Javier Pescador – This interdisciplinary class introduces students to the history, evolution and transformation of the film industry in the United States in the extended 20th century. From its humble origins in the penny arcades and…

HST 390 – History of International Relations

Sec 730-Online section. This class examines the evolution of international relations theory and practice from the Treaties of Westphalia to the present. Course topics will include the foundations and development of the nation-state, the emergence of international law and human…

HST 260 – European Explorations

Taught by: Dr. Liam Brockey This course will present an overview of the first European imperial cycle of the modern era, a period often called the “Age of Discovery.” The lectures, readings, and discussions in this course will have a…

HST 394 – History of the Space Age

Taught by: Dean Rehberger (with the spirit of David Bailey) – Travel back to the future, when the idea of going to the moon was a glint in the nation’s eye!  What was the back-story of the Sputnik crisis? How did…

HST 202 – U.S. History to 1876

Taught by Helen Zoe Veit In this class, we’ll use short lectures, readings, songs, film clips, works of art, and other sources to explore American history during a period of almost unimaginable change. We’ll move together from early contacts between…

HST 324 – History of Sport in America

Taught by: Walter Hawthorne This course takes a fresh and innovative look at the history of American sport. Created by an award-winning faculty member, the class places the voices of athletes at the center of the story of how American culture…