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HIST- 120 Early United States History (3.00 cr.)
History, Racial & Ethnic Studies Category B
Repeatable: No
U.S. history to 1865: political, economic and social forces that have shaped the nation to close of Civil War.

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HIST- 121 Modern United States History (3.00 cr.)
History, Racial & Ethnic Studies Category B, Global Perspective
Repeatable: No
U.S. history since 1865: political, economic and social forces that have shaped the nation since close of Civil War.

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HIST- 140 Western Civilization (3.00 cr.)
History
Repeatable: No
Survey of Western civilization along the Nile, the Fertile Crescent, through Greece, Rome, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and the Reformation.

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HIST- 141 Western Civilization (3.00 cr.)
History
Repeatable: No
Survey of Western civilization from Reformation to present.

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HIST- 196 Origins Of Current World Conflicts (3.00 cr.)
Humanities and the Arts - History
Repeatable: No
Three or four topics selected from the following: Middle East, Russia-China, Yugoslavia, Poland, Northern Ireland, and other areas of present or future confict. Emphasis on past national, religious, economic, and social developments as they relate to the present.

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HIST- 199 Independent Study (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes

Department consent

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HIST- 210 Modern World (3.00 cr.)
History, Global Perspective
Repeatable: No
Modern trends in terms of historical backgrounds as frame of reference for interpreting modern world.

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HIST- 221 Wisconsin State History (3.00 cr.)
Racial & Ethnic Studies Category B, Social Responsibility and Ethical Reasoning
Repeatable: No
Wisconsin history from pre-contact through the present with emphasis on settlement by American Indians, economic changes, sports and outdoor recreation, politics and politicians, and the development of an challenges to the Wisconsin Idea.

Must be Sophomore level or higher

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HIST- 240 History and Politics of Africa (3.00 cr.)
Contemporary Issues, Global Perspective, Humanities and the Arts - History, Social and Behavioral Sciences - Political Science
Repeatable: No
Familiarity with cultures and civilizations of Africa, historical roots of modern situations. Emergence of human culture; traditional societies; colonialism and racism; regional persistence; independence and development; civil war and ethnic conflict; participation in a global economy.

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HIST- 249 Cooperative Education Experience (1.00 - 8.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Work and study in an approved position to gain business/industrial/other experience. Normally entails recurring, supervised work periods, each one building and expanding on the previous.
Department consent

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HIST- 296 Women And Gender In Europe: 1750 To Present (3.00 cr.)
Global Perspective, Humanities and the Arts - History
Repeatable: No
History of women and gender ideas in Western Europe and the changing status of women in Eauropean society. Using writings by and about women, explore how women's identities were shaped and how they sought to gain greater access to political, social, and economic equality.

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HIST- 296C Women's History: Comparative U.S. and the U.K. (3.00 cr.)
Global Perspective, Humanities and the Arts - History
Repeatable: No
Provides essential understanding of U.S. women's history from 1900-1950 in comparison to women of the United Kingdom. Special focus on economics, social, cultural and political development. Offered only through the Wisconsin in Scotland program.
Department consent

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HIST- 296D History of U.S. Civil Rights movement and the World Reaction (3.00 cr.)
Global Perspective, Humanities and the Arts - History
Repeatable: No
The United States civil rights movement from 1940 to 2008, examining the movement itself and the world reaction to the U.S., drawing on social policy, political activities, sociology and social history with an emphasis on aspects of the struggle for minority groups. Offered only through the Wisconsin in Scotland program.
Department consent

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HIST- 299 Independent Study (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes

Department consent

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HIST- 310 Sexualities in Historical and Social Perspective (3.00 cr.)
Contemporary Issues, Racial & Ethnic Studies Category B
Repeatable: No
Sociology and history of sexual identities and categories and their uses to justify public policy; the normative and institutional context of how power is exercised in relation to sexuality, especially the stratification of society based on sexuality. Contemporary controversies such as gay marriage and other civil rights issues.

Must be Sophomore level or higher

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HIST- 311 Women And War: A Global Perspective In The Modern Era (3.00 cr.)
History, Global Perspective
Repeatable: No
Examines the lives and roles of women in conflicts from 1789 to the present during wars in Europe, Africa, Asia, and Latin America with minor focus on the United States.

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HIST- 321 United States Women's History (3.00 cr.)
History, Racial & Ethnic Studies Category B
Repeatable: No
Political, economic, and social contributions of women to United States history. Examination of the historical interaction of ethnicity, class, and sexual orientation with gender. Strong focus on the changes in gender expectations and the historical creation of stereotypes and inequality.

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HIST- 322 African-American History (3.00 cr.)
History, Racial & Ethnic Studies Category A
Repeatable: No
Social, cultural, economic and political history of African-Americans, with special focus on the United States.

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HIST- 323 American Immigration and Ethnic History (3.00 cr.)
History, Racial & Ethnic Studies Category A, Global Perspective, Social Responsibility and Ethical Reasoning
Repeatable: No
American immigration and ethnic history from the nation's colonial roots to the present. Conceptualization of immigration and ethnicity in historical perspective; the immigration experience; interaction with and responses of the established native populations to the arrival of diverse others; continuing issues of immigration and ethnicity in a historical perspective.

Must be Junior level or higher

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HIST- 324 United States Labor History (3.00 cr.)
Contemporary Issues, Racial & Ethnic Studies Category B, Social Responsibility and Ethical Reasoning
Repeatable: No
Evolution of work and the changing circumstances of workers in the U.S.: First Industrial Revolution through the 1990s; analysis of race/ethnicity and gender in the rise of unions, the creation of the managerial class, communes, agriculture, technology, and the service sector. Exploration of the ethics of labor rights in a democracy and limitations on "free" labor.

Must be Sophomore level or higher

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HIST- 325 History of American Indians (3.00 cr.)
Racial & Ethnic Studies Category A, Social Responsibility and Ethical Reasoning
Repeatable: No
American Indian history with emphasis on areas that become the U.S., from pre-contact through the 20th century. Topics include origins, the history and ethics of encounters with colonists, treaties, resistance ot U.S. encroachment, land and resource control, identity politics, and appropriation of Indian symbols, objects, culture, and history.

Must be Sophomore level or higher

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HIST- 330 History Of World War II (3.00 cr.)
History, Global Perspective
Repeatable: No
Causes, conduct and effects of World War II.

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HIST- 335 World War II: An Ethnic And Global History (3.00 cr.)
History, Racial & Ethnic Studies Category B, Global Perspective
Repeatable: No
Examine World War II through exploration of ethnicity and race both in the United States and abroad.

Must be Sophomore level or higher

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HIST- 340 Mixed-Heritage History of the Americas (3.00 cr.)
Racial & Ethnic Studies Category A, Social Responsibility and Ethical Reasoning
Repeatable: No
Examine and analyze mixed-heritage history in the Americas, especially as it relates to the development of historically contingent ethnic and racial categories during colonial and national periods, the ethics and policing of those categories, and the mediation of "authentic" identity in historical context.

Must be Sophomore level or higher

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HIST- 345 Modern British History (3.00 cr.)
History
Repeatable: No
Modern political and economic history of Great Britain from 1832 to 1980. Offered only at the Wisconsin in Scotland (WIS) Center.

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HIST- 347 Introduction To British Civilization (3.00 cr.)
History
Repeatable: No
British society, culture, economy and politics in the modern period since 1850. Offered only at the Wisconsin in Scotland (WIS) Center.

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HIST- 349 Cooperative Education Experience (1.00 - 8.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Work and study in an approved position to gain business/industrial/other experience. Normally entails recurring, supervised work periods, each one building and expanding on the previous.
Department consent

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HIST- 350 History Of The Vietnam War (3.00 cr.)
History
Repeatable: No
American role in the Vietnam War, particularly goals, objectives and dilemmas faced by American policymakers; roles and contributions of American men and women in the military and in civilian society; development and impact of the anti-war movement; and long-term consequences of the war on American culture and society.

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HIST- 360 Asian History (3.00 cr.)
History
Repeatable: No
Survey of political, social, religious and economic history of Asia, India, China, Japan and the Philippines in modern world.

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HIST- 377 History of Ideas in the Twentieth Century (3.00 cr.)
Global Perspective, Humanities and the Arts - History, Social Responsibility and Ethical Reasoning
Repeatable: No
Technology and mechanical production processes effects on world outlook. Historical survey of important twentieth-century thinkers in film, literature, psychology, physics, and philosophy who have assessed the impact of technology on individuality, creativity, and our potential for ethical engagement around the globe.

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HIST- 380 Latin American History (3.00 cr.)
History
Repeatable: No
Political, social and economic history of Middle and South America, pre-Columbian to present.

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HIST- 390 Modern History of Science and Technology (3.00 cr.)
Global Perspective, Social Responsibility and Ethical Reasoning
Repeatable: No
Examines a global history of science and technology. Themes include: scientific theories and methods within their intellectual contexts; relationships between science, technology, and society; interactions between cultural groups (Western; non-Western) as impacted by science and technology; impacts of science and technology on race, gender, and other groups.

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HIST- 391 History of Social Science (3.00 cr.)
History, Racial & Ethnic Studies Category B
Repeatable: No
History of social science and its applications. Themes include development of research methods; relationships between knowledge and applications; behavioral and normative diversity between cultures; changing beliefs about "human nature," race and ethnicity, and other group categories.

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HIST- 392 History of Mad Science (3.00 cr.)
History, Social Responsibility and Ethical Reasoning
Repeatable: No
Moral execution of scientific methods by exploring important cases of wrongdoing. Themes include ethical responsibilities at each step in the scientific process; examples of misbehavior in the history of science; recent examples of controversial research; contemporary strategies for preventing unethical science.

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HIST- 399 Independent Study (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes

Department consent

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HIST- 449 Cooperative Education Experience (1.00 - 8.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Work and study in an approved position to gain business/industrial/other experience. Normally entails recurring, supervised work periods, each one building and expanding on the previous.
Department consent

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HIST- 460 History Methods (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Historiography and application of the historical method, including the study of teaching methods, instructional materials, and evaluation techniques.

History minors only

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HIST- 499 Independent Study (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes

Department consent

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