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History Course Offerings for Spring 2023

Note for Students

Registration begins November 7th. Advising week is November 7-11. 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 October 24.

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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 Kristine Hunt (CRN: 25248)

 

HIST 1101 (Objective 6): World History I

01: AO Late 8-Week Session with Dr. Christopher Halsted (CRN: 23302)
02: AO Session with Dr. Christopher Halsted (CRN: 24478)

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 1106 (Objective 6): Modern Europe

01: MWF 10 a.m.-10:50 a.m CL(In-person) Session with Dr. Justin Dolan Stover (CRN: 23004)
02: MWF 10 a.m.-10:50 a.m. SO(Online) Session with Dr. Justin Dolan Stover (CRN: 25250)

History of Europe as a world region, from 1700 to the present. Partially satisfies Objective 6 of the General Education Requirements.

 

HIST 1111 (Objective 6): United States History I

01: AO Session with Dr. Kevin Marsh (CRN: 22040)

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: 23301)

An introduction to U.S. history and culture, including cultural change over time. Focuses on a significant historical theme, which varies by course section. Satisfies Objective 7 of the General Education Requirements.

02: ST: U.S. Food History AO Session with Dr. Sarah Robey (CRN: 24609)

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: AO Session with Dr. Aaron Beek (CRN: 25252)
02: ST: Empires in Ancient History AO Session with Dr. Aaron Beek (CRN: 25253)

How did ancient civilizations run their civilizations? This course looks at the varying governments and power structures of the ancient civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, Carthage, and Rome.

 

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

01: AO Session with Kristine Hunt (CRN: 22041)
02: AO Late 8-Week Session with Kristine Hunt (CRN: 23703)

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 2251 (Objective 9): Latin American History and Culture

01: MWF 11 a.m.-11:50 a.m CL(In-person) Session with Dr. Lauren MacDonald (CRN: 23980)
02: MWF 11 a.m.-11:50 a.m. SO(Online) Session with Dr. Lauren MacDonald (CRN: 24605)

A transnational history of Latin America that covers Columbus' arrival in the Caribbean up to the present day. Emphasizes social, cultural, political, and environmental developments of individual countries and the region as a whole. Satisfies Objective 9 of the General Education Requirements.

 

HIST 2255: African History and Culture 

01: AO Session with Dr. Raphael Njoku (CRN: 23989)

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 Objective 9 of the General Education Requirements.

 

HIST 2291 (Objective 8): Introduction to Research 

01: TR 9:30 a.m.-10:45 a.m CL(In-person) Session with Dr. Justin Dolan Stover (CRN: 23664)
02: TR 9:30 a.m.-10:45 a.m. SO(Online) Session with Dr. Justin Dolan Stover (CRN: 25255)

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

 

HIST 3308/5520: Industrialization and Reform in the United States 

01: AO(Online) Session with Dr. Kevin Marsh (CRN: 25256/25390)

1820-1932. The emergence of industrialization in the early 19th century, the impact of the Civil War on industrialization, and industrialization's attendant political, social, cultural, and economic reforms and changes. Special attention paid to abolitionism, postwar reconstruction, and the Great Migration of African Americans to the industrialized North.

 

HIST 4418/5518: History for Teachers 

01: TR 2:30 p.m-3:45 p.m. SO(Online) Session with Dr. Marie Stango (CRN: 25257/25258)
02: TR 2:30 p.m-3:45 p.m. CL(In-Person) Session with Dr. Marie Stango (CRN: 25244/25259)
This course is a mixture of a few things: it is a 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 4423/5523: Idaho History 

01: AO Session with Dr. Kevin Marsh (CRN: 24610/24611)
A survey of the social, cultural, environmental, and political history of Idaho from pre-contact indigenous cultures to the present, emphasizing Idaho's relation to other states and regions in the West.
 

HIST 4439/5539: Women in World History

01: AO Session with Dr. Arunima Datta (CRN: 23987/23986)
Interdisciplinary study of the history of women and women's rights in different world regions, involving the social constructs of gender, race, and class.
 
 

HIST 4442: Witchcraft and Magic 

01: AO Session with Dr. Marie Stango (CRN: 23299)
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: Contemporary Art MWF 12 p.m-12:50 p.m. CL(In-Person) Session with Dr. Jonathan Fardy (CRN: 23715/23731)
02: ST: Contemporary Art MWF 12 p.m-12:50 p.m. SO(Online) Session with Dr. Jonathan Fardy (CRN: 24406/24407)
Study of art and art theories from WWII to the present.
03: ST: Art and Ideas TR 11 a.m-12:15 p.m. CL(In-Person) Session with Dr. Jonathan Fardy (CRN: 25246/25267)
04: ST: Art and Ideas TR 11 a.m-12:15 p.m. SO(Online) Session with Dr. Jonathan Fardy (CRN: 25268/25269)
This course explores and examines the relation between intellectual history and art history, including art and politics, art and theory, and art and society.
05: ST: Russian Politics MWF 11 a.m-11:50 a.m. CL(In-Person) Session with Dr. Colin Johnson (CRN: 25392/25395)
06: ST: Russian Politics MWF 11 a.m-11:50 a.m. SO(Online) Session with Dr. Colin Johnson (CRN: 25393/25396)
Surveys the political, economic, and social issues of a nation or region.

 

HIST 4446/5546: Topics in Ancient History and Culture 

01: ST: Roman Emperors AO Session with Dr. Aaron Beek (CRN: 25340/25350)
This course covers three centuries of the Emperors of Rome, beginning with Augustus in 31 BCE and ending with the reign of Diocletian (305 CE). The course focuses on imperial legitimacy and power, biography-writing, and the types of sources available.
 
 

HIST 4449: American Military Experience

01: AO Session with Dr. Cameron McCoy (CRN: 25270)
Introduction to American military experience. Personal and military examples of changes made as a result of lessons learned from history. Accounts from all major wars and battles throughout U.S. history are described to focus on how leadership decisions affected the success or failure of military operations.
 

HIST 4451/5551: Topics in Latin American Hitory 

01: ST: Conquest of Latin America MW 4:00 p.m-5:15 p.m. CL(In-Person) Session with Dr. Lauren MacDonald (CRN: 25247/25271)
02: ST: Conquest of Latin America MW 4:00 p.m-5:15 p.m. SO(Online) Session with Dr. Lauren MacDonald (CRN: 25272/25271)
Examines topics and themes in Latin American history and culture not covered in the survey. Topics may include Latin American environmental history, indigenous movements, revolutions, culture and art, and cultural movements in Latin America. Repeatable with different topics. 
 
 

HIST 4474/5574: Islam in the Modern World 

01: TR 1 p.m-2:15 p.m. CL(In-Person) Session with Dr. Zack Heern (CRN: 25351/25353)
02: TR 1 p.m-2:15 p.m. SO(Online) Session with Dr. Zack Heern (CRN: 25352/25354)
This course covers Islamic trends and movements in a global setting from the eighteenth century to the present. Islam will be considered in a wide range of national and transnational contexts with special attention on the interaction between Islam, society, and politics. Repeatable with different topics.
 

HIST 4491: History Seminar 

01: R 4 p.m-6:30 p.m. CL(In-Person) Session with Dr. Arunima Datta (CRN: 20660)
02: R 4 p.m-6:30 p.m. SO(Online) Session with Dr. Arunima Datta (CRN: 23164 )
Capstone seminar in Historical research and writing. Culminates in a major research paper on topics proposed by students.
 

HIST 6620: Research and Writing Seminar 

01: T 4 p.m-6:30 p.m. CL(In-Person) Session with Dr. Sarah Robey (CRN: 23291)
02: T 4 p.m-6:30 p.m. SO(Online) Session with Dr. Sarah Robey (CRN: 23297)
Capstone seminar in Historical research and writing. Culminates in a major research paper on topics proposed by students.