Chair and Professor: A. Christelow Professors: S. Christelow, Hale, Hatzenbuehler, Owens, Ruckman, Swanson Associate Professor: Boag Professor Emeritus: Marley
In addition to facilitating one's understanding of past developments and cultures, the study of history should expand a person's interests and challenge his/her preconceptions. The process of interaction of human communities with the environment, continuity and change in societies through time, the complex connections between the individual and society and the possibilities for individual action and creativity are among the themes that the History Department emphasizes in its courses. The History major at ISU thus offers a multi-dimensional study of the human experience across time and space.
The History department encourages students both to examine questions of human values and to develop skills in the analysis of complex issues. This training helps prepare one to teach at the secondary level, to enter public affairs, journalism, law or business, or to pursue graduate work in History or a related discipline.
To declare a major in history, a student must have sophomore standing and a grade point average of 2.0 or better.
HIST 101 Foundation of Western Civilization 3 cr HIST 102 Development of Western Civilization 3 cr HIST 121 U.S. to 1865 3 cr HIST 122 U.S. Since 1965 3 cr HIST 291 The Historian's Craft 3 cr HIST g491 Seminar 3 cr One of these Third World Classes: HIST 251 Latin American Civilization 3 cr HIST 252 East Asian History 3 cr HIST 254 Middle Eastern Civilization 3 cr HIST 255 African History and Culture 3 cr Two of these upper division classes with a comparative or world history emphasis: HIST g311 American Cultures before 1800 3 cr HIST g320 Renaissance Creativity 3 cr HIST g322 Religious Reformation and Conflict 3 cr HIST g325 Industrialization and Social Change 3 cr HIST g356 Imperialism and Progressivism 3 cr HIST g360 The Spanish Empire 3 cr HIST g427 American West 3 cr HIST g429 Foreign Relations since 1900 3 cr HIST g435 Colonial Frontiers in America and Africa 3 cr HIST g437 Families in Former Times 3 cr HIST g439 Women in History 3 cr HIST g446 Social and Economic History of Greece and Rome 3 cr HIST g448 Medieval Social and Economic History 3 cr HIST g451 Constituting Modern Spain 3 cr IN ADDITION: Any three additional 300-400 level classes: 9 cr Any two additional 200-400 level history classes: 6 cr Total: 42 crUsing more than one independent study class (461, 462, or 463) to fulfill the requirements necessitates the permission of the History Chair.
HIST 101 Foundation of Western Civilization 3 cr HIST 102 Development of Western Civilization 3 cr HIST 121 U.S. to 1865 3 cr HIST 122 U.S. Since 1965 3 cr One of these Third World Classes: HIST 251 Latin American Civilization 3 cr HIST 252 East Asian History 3 cr HIST 254 Middle Eastern Civilization 3 cr HIST 255 African History and Culture 3 cr Two additional 200-400 level classes in history: 6 cr Total: 21 cr
HIST 102 Development of Western Civilization 3 credits. Western civilization from the 17th century to the present. Satisfies Goal 10A of the General Education Requirements. F, S
HIST 121 U.S. to 1865 3 credits. Colonial origins and achievement of independence, constitutional government, national boundaries, and the preservation of the union. Cross-listed as AMST 121. Satisfies Goal 9 of the General Education Requirements. F, S
HIST 122 U.S. Since 1865 3 credits. The domestic and international development of a plural, industrial society. Cross-listed as AMST 122. Satisfies Goal 9 of the General Education Requirements. F, S
HIST 205 Problems in History 3 credits. An investigation of specific historical problems with relevance to the present day. Designed primarily for the non-history major. Problem, theme, or period varies with each course. D
HIST 221 Greece and Rome 3 credits. Social, political, economic and cultural developments of the Mediterranean world during Greek and Roman times. D
HIST 223 Medieval Europe 3 credits. The decline of the Roman Empire; the early development of the states of western Europe; the Medieval Church and the Papacy; and the industry, philosophy, science, and arts of the Middle Ages. D
HIST 225 United States Military History 3 credits. Survey of the origins and development of the U.S. military with appropriate attention to developments outside the U.S. Cross-listed as AMST 225. D
HIST 251 Latin American Civilization 3 credits. The fusion of Indian, European and African traditions with particular attention to Argentina, Brazil and Mexico. Special emphasis will be given to the impact on intellectuals of nationalism, Indianist movements and Marxism. Satisfies Goal 10A of the General Education Requirements. D
HIST 252 East Asian History 3 credits. The origins and growth of the distinctive cultures of China and Japan; their encounters with the West and different responses to Westernization, and their roles in the modern world. Satisfies Goal 10A of the General Education Requirements. D
HIST 254 Middle Eastern Civilization 3 credits. Middle Eastern Civilization from the emergence of Islam to the present. Emphasis on fundamentals of Islamic culture and modern political and social developments. Satisfies Goal 10A of the General Education Requirements. D
HIST 255 African History and Culture 3 credits. An introductory survey of Africa covering traditional political systems and culture, the impact of Christianity and Islam, the economic and political intrusion of Europe, and the development of economic and political crises in contemporary Africa. Satisfies Goal 10A of the General Education Requirements. D
HIST 258 Native American History 3 credits. Assesses diversity of North American natives, their life and thought; European impact; federal policy; and natives' response to continual cultural and physical assault. Cross-listed as AMST 258. D
HIST 291 The Historian's Craft 3 credits. Takes an interdisciplinary approach to historical research. Trains students in diverse methods of inquiry and analysis. Cross-listed as AMST 291. D
HIST g311 American Cultures before 1800 3 credits. A study of American cultures prior to the arrival of Europeans, of the variety of transplanted cultures in America, and their changes over time. D
HIST g313 The Age of Jefferson 3 credits. The emergence of the American nation focusing on Thomas Jefferson and his contributions. Special emphasis on the American Revolution, nation-building, and the early years under the Constitution. PREREQ: HIST 121. D
HIST g315 Civil War and Reconstruction 3 credits. U.S. 1840-1877. The origins of the war between the states and the legacy of the war and Reconstruction for North and South. D
HIST g317 Industrialization and Reform in America 3 credits. U.S. 1877-1914. The emergence of a modern, industrialized society and its many problems; agricultural and labor protest and the challenge of new ideas in the social, economic and intellectual realms. D
HIST g319 Twentieth Century America 3 credits. U.S. 1917 to present. The major political, social, and economic developments; the Twenties; the Great Depression; the New Deal; and post World War II America. D
HIST g320 Renaissance Creativity 3 credits. The social history of the imagination, 1300-1650. Examines comparatively the conditions promoting individual creativity in an age of significant cultural change. PREREQ: HIST 101. D
HIST g322 Religious Reformation and Conflict 3 credits. A comparative study of the development of new faith communities and the religious violence which shattered the unity of Western Christianity, 1300-1650. PREREQ: HIST 101. D
HIST g323 Old Regime and French Revolution 3 credits. A study of traditional European institutions, society, and culture from 1650 to 1789 and their transformation in the age of the French Revolution and Napoleon, 1789-1815. D
HIST g325 Industrialization and Social Change 3 credits. Impact of European and American Industrial Revolutions on diverse social groups and their ways of life, on social habits and customs, and on politics and culture. PREREQ: HIST 102 AND 122. D
HIST g326 Twentieth Century Europe 3 credits. Europe in crisis: the origins and consequences of World War I; the breakdown of the Versailles settlement; the Great Depression and the rise of the fascist states; World War II and the tensions of the Cold War. D
HIST g336 Idaho and the Northwest 3 credits. Background for the settlement of Idaho; territorial developments and statehood; Idaho in the twentieth century and its relation to the other states in the Pacific Northwest. D
HIST g352 Islam and Nationalism in the Modern World 3 credits. A study of the interaction of Islam and national and ethnic identities in the Middle East including North Africa from 1800 up to the recent past. D
HIST g356 Imperialism and Progressivism 3 credits. A study of the world 1880-1920. Movements of change within the West, Third World responses to the Western challenge, and global crisis. PREREQ: HIST 252, HIST 254, OR HIST 255. D
HIST g360 The Spanish Empire 3 credits. The geographic, cultural, economic, administrative and military dimensions of the encounters and conflicts among the peoples of a major global empire from its medieval beginnings to its final collapse in the Napoleonic era. D
HIST g375 Early France and the Age of Chivalry 3 credits. Tests the assumption that French culture from AD 400 to l400 epitomized the culture of the middle ages-imperialistic, romantic, religious, feudal and chivalric. D
HIST g381-g382 Russian History 3 credits. Russia from its origins through the Great Reforms and the rise of revolutionary ideas in Czarist Russia to the revolutions of 1917 and the development of Soviet Russia. D
HIST 397 Workshop 1-2 credits. Workshops aimed at the development and improvement of skills. Does not satisfy requirements for a major or a minor. May be repeated. Graded S/U. D
HIST g405 Problems in History 3 credits. A thorough consideration of historical problems, particularly from a comparative perspective. Designed to give deeper insight into problems, issues, and topics which are treated more generally in other courses. D
HIST g427 American West 3 credits. Comparison of various American Wests in reality and imagination; emphasis on exploration, settlement, ethnic groups, economic development, resource utilization, and cultural depiction. PREREQ: HIST 121 AND HIST 122. D
HIST g429 Foreign Relations since 1900 3 credits. A study of foreign relations in the twentieth century from an international perspective. Special emphasis on the impact of wars on various peoples and cultures. D
HIST g430 Environmental History 3 credits. Historical examination of the social, intellectual, cultural, ecological, and political aspects of human interaction with the North American environment from Asian migration to the present. D
HIST g435 Colonial Frontiers in America and Africa 3 credits. A comparative examination of exploration, conquest, and resistance, and the interaction of cultures in frontier settings. Examines both the realities of the frontier and their impact on Western thought and imagination. D
HIST g437 Families in Former Times 3 credits. Reconstructs the marriage patterns and domestic lives of people in pre-industrial Europe (1000-1700 AD).
HIST g439 Women in History 3 credits. Shifting images and perceptions of women and women's roles, as contrasted with the realities of women's lives, with emphasis on 19th century Europe and America and the development of the movement for women's emancipation. D
HIST g443 English History 3 credits. Survey of the more important British political, constitutional, economic, and cultural developments from Anglo-Saxon times to the Victorian period. D
HIST g444 Victorian England and After 3 credits. England, 1837 to the present. An examination of the cultural, social, political, and economic history of the most prosperous and productive period of English history including British national and imperial decline in the twentieth century. D
HIST g446 Social and Economic History of Greece and Rome 3 credits. Investigates ways in which geography, demography and politics affected the mentalities and behaviors of social groups_women, patrons, clients and slaves_and the functioning of households, villages and cities. D
HIST g448 Medieval Social and Economic History 3 credits. Analyzes the impact of political instability, migration and environment upon European women and men from roughly AD 400 to l400 and their economic responses. D
HIST g451 Constituting Modern Spain 3 credits. Comparative study of Spaniards' attempts to create a constitutional regime that would provide a stable political framework in the face of serious religious, national, and class divisions, 1808 to the present. PREREQ: HIST 102. D
HIST g461-g462-463 Independent Study 1-3 credits. Selected readings in areas and periods not covered by the regular curriculum offerings. PREREQ: PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR. D
HIST g491 Seminar 3 credits. Reading, discussion, and preparation of research papers on selected topics. (For seniors majoring in history.) PREREQ: HIST 291 OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR. D
HUM 102 Introduction to the Humanities 3 credits. An interdisciplinary course examining the relationship between the arts from the nineteenth to the twentieth century. Humanities 101 and 102 together satisfy Goals 6 and 7 of the General Education Requirements. D
HUM 301 Issues in the Humanities 1-4 credits. Designed to demonstrate the interdisciplinary approach to our culture through the study of at least two related disciplines in the arts and humanities. Issue, theme, or historical period studied varies with each course offering. Maximum 8 credits. D
HUM 402 Seminar in Humanities 2-4 credits. A seminar using interdisciplinary methodology to explore particular, designated issues in the humanities. Maximum 8 credits. D
Director and Professor: Foster
The International Studies Program offers to students an opportunity to expand their cultural, linguistic, and social horizons beyond their own local experience. As the world becomes increasingly interdependent it demands of all of us an expanded knowledge of other people, their social and political institutions, and their culture. The program leads to a B.A. in International Studies. There is no B.S. option.
The International Studies Program encourages students to develop a general under standing of language, culture, economics, and politics while simultaneously offering the opportunity to specialize in one of three areas:
1. Political and Economic Development; 2. Language, Literature, and Culture; or 3. The United States and World Affairs.
1. Sixteen (16) credits of a modern foreign language or the equivalent demonstrated competency. The languages offered at Idaho State University are French, German, Russian, and Spanish. 2. Economics 201, Economic Principles and problems (3 credits).
POLS 221 Introduction to International Relations 3 cr I S 200 Simulation (May be repeated once) 1 cr I S 400 Simulation (May be repeated once) 1 cr I S 493 Senior Thesis 4 cr Areas of Concentration Eighteen (18) credits Students must complete eighteen (18) credits to be chosen from within one of the following options. Option 1: Political and Economic Development This option has as its focus the issues of political and economic development in those parts of the world which at once seek the possibility of change and are threatened by change. Eighteen credits are to be selected from the following list and approved by your advisor. No more than nine (9) of the required eighteen (18) credits are to be taken from any one department's offerings. Anthropology ANTH 250 Introduction to Sociocultural Anthropology 3 cr ANTH g402 Ecological Anthropology 3 cr Economics ECON g334 International Economics 3 cr ECON g433 Economic Development 3 cr ECON g472 Comparative Economic Systems 3 cr History HIST 251 Latin American Civilization 3 cr HIST 252 East Asian History 3 cr HIST 254 Middle Eastern Civilization 3 cr HIST 255 African History and Culture 3 cr HIST g352 Islam and Nationalism in the Modern World 3 cr HIST g356 Imperialism and Progressivism 3 cr HIST g381-g382 Russian History 6 cr Political Science POLS 331 Comparative Politics: Framework for Analysis 3 cr POLS g332 Comparative Politics: Change and Political Order 3 cr POLS g433 Politics of Developing Nations 3 cr Sociology SOC g364 Industry and Society 3 cr Option 2: Language, Literature, and Culture This option is for those wishing to study the language, literature, and culture of societies other than the United States. It is limited to concentrations in German, French, and Spanish. No more than twelve (12) of the required eighteen (18) credits may be taken from the offerings of a single department. French LANG 301-302 French Conversation and Composition 8 cr LANG g341- g342 Survey of French Literature and ivilization 6 cr LANG g361 Seventeenth Century French Literature 3 cr LANG g401 French Current Affairs 3 cr LANG g421 Eighteenth Century French Literature 3 cr LANG g431 Twentieth Century French Literature 3 cr LANG g451 French Romanticism 3 cr LANG g462 French Realism and Naturalism 3 cr LANG g471 Readings in French 2 cr LANG g481 Independent Studies in French 3 cr HIST 255 African History and Culture 3 cr HIST g323 Old Regime and French Revolution 3 cr HIST g325 Industrialization and Social Change 3 cr HIST g326 Twentieth Century Europe 3 cr German LANG 303-304 German Conversation and Composition 8 cr LANG g343- g344 Survey of German Literature and Civilization 6 cr LANG g353 German Realism and Naturalism 3 cr LANG g363 The Age of Goethe 3 cr LANG g403 German Current Affairs 3 cr LANG g413 German Romanticism 3 cr LANG g423 Modern German Literature 3 cr LANG g433 Survey of German Poetry 3 cr LANG g473 Readings in German 2 cr LANG g483 Independent Studies in German 3 cr HIST g325 Industrialization and Social Change 3 cr HIST g326 Twentieth Century Europe 3 cr Spanish LANG 308-309 Spanish Conversation and omposition 8 cr LANG g338 Spanish Enlightenment and Romanticism 3 cr LANG g339 Spanish Realism Through Generation of `98 3 cr LANG g348- g349 Survey of Spanish and Latin American Literature and Civilization 6 cr LANG g358 Twentieth Century Spanish Literature 3 cr LANG g408 Spanish Current Affairs 3 cr LANG g418 Early Latin American Literature 3 cr LANG g419 Modern Latin American Literature 3 cr LANG g428 Spanish Medieval through Golden Age Literature 3 cr LANG g479 Readings in Spanish 2 cr LANG g489 Independent Studies in Spanish 3 cr HIST 251 Latin American Civilization 3 cr HIST g360 The Spanish Empire 3 cr HIST g451 Constituting Modern Spain 3 cr Additional Courses: ENGL g455 Studies in a Major National Literature 3 cr (Cross-listed as LANG 415) ENGL g456 Comparative Literature 3 cr LANG 107 Nature of Language 3 cr (Cross-listed as ANTH 107 and ENGL 107) LANG 207 Contemporary European Culture 3 cr LANG 305-306 Russian Conversation and Composition 8 cr Option 3: The United States and World Affairs This option is for those students whose primary interest is in American foreign policy and national security affairs. No more than twelve (12) of the required eighteen (18) credits may be taken from the offering of a single department. Economics ECON g334 International Economics 3 cr ECON g338 Public Finance 3 cr History HIST 225 United States Military History 3 cr HIST g429 Foreign Relations Since 1900 3 cr Political Science POLS 326 Recent American Foreign Policy 3 cr POLS g403 The Presidency 3 cr POLS g404 The Legislative Process 3 cr POLS g425 Topics in International Politics 3 cr (in consultation with your advisor and when the topic relates to American foreign policy) POLS g453 Public Policy Analysis 3 cr Electives Ten (10) credits to be selected from either courses listed in Options 1, 2, and 3 and not taken to fulfill the requirements for one of those options; or the courses listed below; or a mixture of option courses and those listed here. History HIST g356 Imperialism and Progressivism 3 cr HIST g381-g382 Russian History 6 cr HIST 435 Colonial Frontiers in America and Africa 3 cr HIST g443 English History 3 cr HIST g444 Victorian England and After 3 cr International Studies I S 200 Simulation 1 cr I S 300 Travel and Study Abroad 3 cr (May be repeated once for a total of 6 cr) I S 301 Seminar: the International World 1-3 cr (May be repeated once) I S 350 International Symposium 1 cr (May be repeated up to a total of 3 cr) I S 400 Simulation 1 cr Political Science POLS g425 Topics in International Politics 3 cr (May be repeated to a maximum of 6 cr) Speech SPCH g447 Rhetoric of Hitler and Churchill 3 cr SPCH g452 Conflict Management 3 cr Business MGT g465 International Business 3 cr MKTG g465 International Marketing 3 cr
1. Eight (8) credits in a foreign language or the equivalent demonstrated competency. 2. Economics 201 (3 credits).
Required Courses POLS 221 Introduction to International Relations 3 cr I S 200 Simulation 1 cr I S 400 Simulation 1 cr
I S 300 Travel and Study Abroad 3 credits. Travel and study abroad through student exchange programs and other supervised experiences. May be repeated once for a total of six (6) credits. F, S
I S 301 Seminar: the International World 1-3 credits. Selected topics of international interest. Offered for visiting student study groups and ISU students. May be repeated once. F, S
I S 350 International Symposium 1-3 credits. Participation in organizing the annual Frank Church International Symposium and attendance at the sessions. May be repeated twice. F, S
I S 397 Workshop 1-2 credits. Workshop aimed at the development and improvement of skills. Does not satisfy requirements for a major or a minor. May be repeated. Graded S/U. D
I S 400 Simulation 1-2 credits. Preparation for, and participation in, a simulation of international affairs. Required for International Studies majors and minors. May be repeated once. F, S
I S 493 Senior Thesis 4 credits. International Studies majors will write and present a senior thesis under direction of one of the faculty affiliated with the International Studies Program. F, S
Revised: April 24, 1996