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History Course Offerings for Fall 2022

Note for Students

Registration begins April 11th. Advising week is April 4-8. We encourage you to meet with your advisor or Dr. Sarah Robey, our undergraduate director. Her email is sarahrobey@isu.edu. You can schedule an appointment with her through her Calendly page.

Please note there could be some adjustments in delivery mode options, like an additional SO section associated with an in-seat class. These changes may not be reflected in this Course Booklet but could be found at classes.isu.edu in the online schedule when it goes live on March 21st.

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Delivery Mode Legend

SO courses are online courses that meet Synchronously Online.

CL courses are in-person sections of Synchronously Online courses.

AO courses are online courses that meet Asynchronously Online.

BL courses are blended courses whose in-seat time has been reduced due to a strong online component.

DL courses are distance learning courses that have sections on different campuses such as Pocatello, Idaho Falls, Twin Falls, and/or Meridian as well as an online (WebRTC) option.

If no delivery mode is indicated, this is an in-seat only course.

 

HIST 1100 (Objective 7): History in Film

01: AO Late 8-Week Session with Dr. Arunima Datta (CRN: 18164)

This course will examine contemporary and classic cinemato understand how history gets reflected in movies and how movies in turn influence present-history. In this course we will focus on the 2 biggest film industries in the world Hollywood (US film Industry)and Bollywood (South Asian-particularly Indian film industry). As a result, this course will be divided into two sections –first half will focus on Hollywood and the second will focus on Bollywood. Through the medium of the movies, this course will examine cultures to explore universal social, cultural, and political themes, as well as examining stereotypes and issues of representation as they relate to the globalization of our world.

 

HIST 1101 (Objective 6): World History I

01: AO Late 8-Week Session with Dr. Lauren MacDonald (CRN: 16476)
02: AO Session with Victor Curiel (CRN: 17472)

This survey of pre-modern world history covers the human experience --the movements of people, the rise and fall of civilizations, the development of new technologies, the eruption of war, the outbreak of disease, the creation of art, and the triumphs and disappointments of individual lives -- across the globe from ancient times to c. 1500.

 

HIST 1102 (Objective 6): World History II

01: AO Late 8-Week Session with Dr. Zack Heern (CRN: 16476)

This course takes a thematic approach to investigating major patterns of interaction between diverse human societies over the past 500 years. Students will critically analyze how cultural, social, economic, and/or environmental exchanges between people from different regions helped shape the modern world - through the lens of Empires, imperialism, and colonialism. From the 1500s to today.

 

HIST 1111 (Objective 6): United States History I

01: AO Session with Dr. Kevin Marsh (CRN: 12951)

This course covers Colonial origins and achievement of independence, constitutional government, national boundaries, and the preservation of the union.

 

HIST 1118 (Objective 7): US History and Culture 

01: AO Session with Dr. Sarah Robey (CRN: 13376)
02: ST: U.S. Food History AO Session with Dr. Sarah Robey (CRN: 18608)

Food is central to our society. Whether you understand as food something that connects you to your family and heritage, an expression of your values or religion, a hobby or a chore, or simply as sustenance for your daily activities, food carries a lot of meaning for us. It might not surprise you to know that throughout history, food has always carried all sorts of political, cultural, and social meaning. This course is an introduction to U.S. history using food as its cultural focus. We will use a variety of primary source (historical recipes, menus, nutritional guides) and secondary sources (studies written by historians about food in the past) to explore how American history has been literally and figuratively fueled by food.

 

HIST 1120 (Objective 7): Themes in World History

01: ST: Caribbean History MWF 1 p.m.-1:50 p.m. SO(Online) Session with Dr. Lauren MacDonald (CRN: 12783)
02: ST: Caribbean History MWF 1 p.m.-1:50 p.m CL(In-person) Session with Dr. Lauren MacDolad (CRN: 18577)
03: MWF 1 p.m.-1:50 p.m. SO(Online) Session with Dr. Lauren MacDonald (CRN: 20275)
04: MWF 1 p.m.-1:50 p.m CL(In-person) Session with Dr. Lauren MacDolad (CRN: 20293)

Populated by the descendants of people from the Americas, Africa, Europe, and Asia, the modern Caribbean has been called a "crossroads of the world." This course considers the history of the Caribbean and how that history was made, beginning with the pre-Columbian residents of the islands and continuing until the modern day.

 

HIST 2201 (Objective 9): Women in U.S. History 

01: AO Session with Dr. Marie Stango (CRN: 13437)
02: AO Late 8-Week Session with Kristine Hunt (CRN: 19096)

This course is a survey of the changing roles of women and ideas about gender in colonial North AmericanandU.S. History. Together, we’ll explore histories of women’s lives, focusing on politics, economics, education, health and medicine. We will also think about how gender -- and how people have thought about gender in the past -- have shaped colonial North American and U.S. society.

 

HIST 2252 (Objective 9): Asian History and Culture 

01: AO Session with Ronald James (CRN: 20175)

This course is offered as an introductory online/independent study of traditional and modern East Asian culture and history.

 

HIST 2258: Native American History 

01: AO Session with Dr. Elizabeth Kickham (CRN: 19797)

This course is offered as an introductory online/independent study of traditional and modern Native American culture and history.

 

HIST 2291 (Objective 8): Introduction to Research 

02: MW 10 a.m-10:50 a.m. SO(Online) Session with Dr. Sarah Robey (CRN: 18159)

This course explores how to find primary research sources. Required for History Majors.

 

HIST 3307: Early North America 

01: MWF 9 a.m-9:50 a.m. SO(Online) Session with Dr. Lauren MacDonald (CRN: 19599)
02: MWF 9 a.m-9:50 a.m. CL(In-Person) Session with Dr. Lauren MacDonald (CRN: 19584)

This course explores the history of Early North America, colonial histories, and the Atlantic World.

 

HIST 4418/5518: History for Teachers 

01: TR 2:30 p.m-3:45 p.m. SO(Online) Session with Dr. Marie Stango (CRN: 18157/18576)
02: TR 2:30 p.m-3:45 p.m. CL(In-Person) Session with Dr. Marie Stango (CRN: 10765/13352)
This course is a mixture of a few things: it is history course, it is a pedagogy course, and it is a methods course. It is designed for students who plan to teach History, but will be useful to anyone who hopes to help non-specialists to think historically (such as in public history settings). We will explore key issues in History as well as discuss how to approach teaching various historical skills and topics to students.
 
This is not a lecture course. Instruction comes from both the professor and the students, who will practice teaching and presenting historical information to the class. Week to week, we will have mini-lectures, student presentations and demo teaching, and hands-on activities. Content coverage in this course varies. Since the course is taught by a historian of the Atlantic World and United States during the 18th and 19th centuries, much of the course material focuses on that region and temporality. However, the basic principles of teaching History that this course covers can easily be applied to other geographies, topics, and time periods.
 
Content coverage in this course varies. Since the course is taught by a historian of the Atlantic World and United States during the 18th and 19th centuries, much of the course material focuses on that region and temporality. However, the basic principles of teaching History that this course covers can easily be applied to other geographies, topics, and time periods.
 

HIST 4420/5520: Topics in U.S. History 

01: ST: Natural Disasters - History TR 9:30 a.m-10:45 a.m. SO(Online) Session with Dr. Kevin Marsh (CRN: 19598/19597)
02: ST: Natural Disasters - History TR 9:30 a.m-10:45 p.m. CL(In-Person) Session with Dr. Kevin Marsh (CRN: 19585/19596)
This course will explore natural disasters through history.
 

HIST 4431/5531: Topics in Global History 

01: ST: US/Africa Relations AO Session with Dr. Raphael Njoku (CRN: 19604/19616)
This course examines over 600 years of the United States and Africa Relations, highlighting the changing nature of the relationship from the first Africans' landing in the Americas. It is a survey of the Black experience from 1400 and its effects on the American cultural landscape and lives of African Americans.
 
 

HIST 4442: Witchcraft and Magic 

01: AO Session with TBD (CRN: 19593)
Take a look at the image above. How do you ​know​these people are witches? What about these figures screams to you: witch? Even though this image was created three hundred years ago, its message is still clear. These elements that comprise “a witch” have a long history that reaches back to the Early Modern world. Long noses, pointy hats, and broomsticks in the image above have as much salience for us in the 21st century as they did for viewers in1720. Witches both captivated and terrified people centuries ago, and something about them remains fascinating to us today.
 
 

HIST 4443/5543: Topics in European History 

01: ST: Modern Art MWF 12 p.m-12:50 p.m. SO(Online) Session with Dr. Jonathan Fardy (CRN: 19606/19617)
02: ST: Modern Art MWF 12 p.m-12:50 p.m. CL(In-Person) Session with Dr. Jonathan Fardy (CRN: 19605/19615)
This course examines the history and theories of art from the emergence of Realism to WWII (1840-1940), focusing largely on Western Europe and the United States.
 

 

HIST 4452/5552: Topics in Asian History and Culture 

01: ST: Asia and the World SO Session with Dr. Arunima Datta (CRN: 19592/19591)
This course examines a special topic in Asian History and Culture.
 
 

HIST 4467/5567: Cold War Culture in the U.S. 

01: AO Session with Dr. Sarah Robey (CRN: 19590/19589)
Examines how the international Cold War intersected with American everyday life between 1945 and 1965. Thematic units cover anticommunism, nuclear fear, civil rights, gender and sexuality, religion, and domestic life.
 

HIST 4471/5571: Historical Geography of Idaho 

01: MW 2:30 p.m.-3:45 p.m. SO Session with Dr. Paul Link (CRN: 18066/18065)
Influences of geography and geology on Idaho's economic, political and cultural history.
 
 

HIST 4476/5576: Modern Middle East 

01: TR 11 a.m-12:15 p.m. SO(Online) Session with Dr. Zack Heern (CRN: 19588/19587)
02: TR 11 a.m-12:15 p.m. CL(In-Person) Session with Dr. Zack Heern (CRN: 20179/20180)
This course introduces students to the history, politics, and culture of the modern Middle East! Students will gain a better understanding of the history behind news headlines. Topics include European colonialism, the creation of nation-states, Islamic movements, Arab-Israeli conflict, oil, revolutions, and much more.
 

HIST 4491: History Seminar 

01: T 4 p.m-6:30 p.m. SO(Online) Session with Dr. Marie Stango (CRN: 18148)
02: T 4 p.m-6:30 p.m. CL(In-Person) Session with Dr. Marie Stango (CRN: 18145)
Capstone seminar in Historical research and writing. Culminates in a major research paper on topics proposed by students.
 

HIST 6600: Graduate Proseminar 

01: R 4 p.m-6:30 p.m. SO(Online) Session with Dr. Arunima Datta (CRN: 18147)
02: R 4 p.m-6:30 p.m. CL(In-Person) Session with Dr. Arunima Datta (CRN: 18146)
Capstone seminar in Historical research and writing. Culminates in a major research paper on topics proposed by students.