May 20, 2022  
Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 
  
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    HD 334 - Couple and Family Therapy

    3 cr.


    (Prerequisites: PSYC 110 , PSYC 225 )

    An introduction to the theory, research, and practice of couples-counseling and family therapy.  Topics include family dysfunctions, assessment methods, treatment approaches, innovative techniques, and research findings.  Not regularly scheduled.  (Credit cannot be earned for both PSYC 334  and HD 334.)

  
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    HEBR 101-102 - (CF) Biblical Hebrew

    3 cr.


    (HEBR 101 is a prerequisite for HEBR 102) 

    A systematic introduction to the fundamentals of Biblical Hebrew grammar and to certain aspects of ancient Semitic language and culture.  Offered in rotation with Greek. (Also counts towards T/RS major)

  
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    HIST 110 - (CH) History of the United States

    3 cr.
    The United States from the time of its European beginnings to the present with special emphasis on the history of Pennsylvania; colonial origins to Reconstruction; Gilded Age to the modern era.
  
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    HIST 111 - (CH) History of the United States

    3 cr.
    The United States from the time of its European beginnings to the present with special emphasis on the history of Pennsylvania; colonial origins to Reconstruction; Gilded Age to the modern era.
  
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    HIST 120 - (CH) Europe: 1500 to the Present

    3 cr.
    European history with concentration upon the political aspects of European development.  The rise of national monarchies; political, social, economic and intellectual developments; industrialism, the new nationalism and liberalism.
  
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    HIST 121 - (CH) Europe: 1815 to Present

    3 cr.
    European history with concentration upon the political aspects of European development. The rise of national monarchies; political, social, economic and intellectual developments; industrialism, the new nationalism and liberalism
  
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    HIST 125 - (CH,D) Colonial Latin America

    3 cr.
    An introduction to colonial Latin American history: Amerindian civilizations; the Spanish and Portuguese colonial period, with emphasis on the themes of conquest, colonialism, race, class and gender.
  
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    HIST 126 - (CH,D) Modern Latin America

    3 cr.
    An introduction to modern Latin American history: the Latin American republics, with emphasis on the themes of nation building, dictatorship, cultural identity, revolutionary movements, and inter-American relations.
  
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    HIST 130 - (CH,D) World History I

    3 cr.
    The courses examine the history of human experience from a global perspective with particular attention to political, economical, and social changes.  World History I begins with human origins and proceeds through ancient civilizations to about 1500 A.D.; World History II begins about 1500 and comes to the present.
  
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    HIST 131 - (CH,D) World History II

    3 cr.
    The courses examine the history of human experience from a global perspective with particular attention to political, economical, and social changes.  World History I begins with human origins and proceeds through ancient civilizations to about 1500 A.D.; World History II begins about 1500 and comes to the present.
  
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    HIST 132 - (CH,D) Africa to 1870

    3 cr.
    The course surveys the history of Africa south of the Sahara Desert from the earliest time to the late 19th century.  Focus is on the technological, ecological, economic, and cultural history of early Africa.
  
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    HIST 133 - (CH,D) Africa Since 1870

    3 cr.
    The history of Africa south of the Sahara Desert from 1870 to the present, focusing on colonization, independence, and the struggles and frustrations of contemporary African states.
  
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    HIST 140 - (W) The Craft of the Historian

    3 cr.
    Introduction to the craft of the historian including the techniques of historical study, research and writing as well as historiography.  Students will be given various exercises dealing with both primary and secondary sources to enable them to think historically through writing exercises based on historical questions.
  
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    HIST 211 - The Third World: Empire to Independence

    3 cr.
    A study of the developing nations with the developed nations in the contemporary world.
  
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    HIST 212 - (D) Rebels, Rogues, and Reformers

    3 cr.
    A sociological cross-cultural, and psychohistorical approach to those folk heroes, political “expropriators” and bandits whose spectacular exploits have been romanticized and preserved through the centuries. Figures such as Robin Hood, Cartouche, Pancho Villa, Jesse James, Che Guevara and others will be considered.
  
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    HIST 213 - (CH,D,W) Gender and Family in Latin America

    3 cr.


    (Prerequisite: One of the following – HIST 125 , HIST 126 , PS 219 , SPAN 314 , PHIL 242 )

    Examines the role of gender and family in Latin America from 1521 to present.  Themes of gender roles, marriage, family and licit and illicit sexuality will be highlighted.  Individual units will examine machismo, marianism, relations of power and women in the workplace.  Distinctions will be made according to race and class.

  
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    HIST 214 - (CH,D) History of Contemporary World Politics

    3 cr.
    Deals directly with the history of the political, economic, and social issues that are current in international affairs including the future possibilities of world order and the crises of foreign policy making.
  
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    HIST 215 - (CH,D,W) Church and Society in Latin America

    3 cr.


    (Prerequisite: One of the following – HIST 125 , HIST 126 , PS 219 , SPAN 314 , PHIL 242 )

    Examines the historic role of the Catholic Church in Latin America. Major themes include the conversion of New World peoples to Catholicism, syncretism, church and state, and liberation theology.  Other units include indigenous religions and beliefs, Protestantism and Judaism in Latin America.

  
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    HIST 216 - (CH,D) Race in American History

    3 cr.
    The course studies the role of race in American history from the colonial era to the present, focusing on the experience of African-Americans with consideration given to other racial and ethnic groups. Topics include: slavery; “Jim Crow” laws; the Ku Klux Klan; black migration of the 20th century; African-American community life; and the civil rights struggle.
  
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    HIST 217 - (CH) History of American Catholicism

    3 cr.
    A survey of the significant events, trends, and individuals reflecting the Catholic experience in America from the earliest colonial settlements to the post-Vatican II era.
  
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    HIST 218 - The World at War, 1939-45

    3 cr.
    Examination of the tactics, strategy, and global significance of World War II.  The logistics and scope of the conflict. Importance of propaganda, patriotism and the people.  Film-seminar approach. Film fee.
  
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    HIST 219 - (CH,D) Modern World History

    3 cr.
    A study of change and development in the world during the 20th century. Emphasis on cultural, economic, and political differences between Western and non-Western states.
  
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    HIST 220 - (CH) War and Modern Society

    3 cr.


    (Formerly H/PS 215) 

    Role of military force in international relations; historical background focusing on wars, American and European, of 19th and 20th century; theories of function of war; arms control and deterrence of war.

  
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    HIST 221 - (CH,D) The American West

    3 cr.
    A study of acquisition, settlement, and development of the Trans-Mississippi West, including the mining, cattleman’s and farmer’s frontiers; Indian removal, and Manifest Destiny in Texas and Oregon.
  
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    HIST 223 - (CH) Irish History

    3 cr.
    A survey of key political, social, and economic changes in Irish life since the coming of Christianity.  Topics include: society and the Church; the English connection; famine and emigration; Irish nationalism; independence and “The Troubles.”
  
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    HIST 224 - (CH,D) Ethnic and Racial Minorities in Northeastern Pennsylvania

    3 cr.
    Film-seminar approach to the study of various ethnic groupings in Northeastern Pennsylvania.  Seeks to achieve better understanding of the immigrant’s problems and accomplishments through use of documentary and feature films.
  
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    HIST 225 - Imperial Russia

    3 cr.
    From the crystallization of political forms in the ninth century through the Kievan State, Mongolian Invasion, rise of Muscovy to the Eurasian Empire from the 17th to the end of the 19th century.
  
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    HIST 226 - Russia from Revolution to Revolution

    3 cr.
    An examination of 20th-century Russia and the Soviet Union, beginning with the reign of Tsar Nicholas II and culminating with the breakup of the USSR and its aftermath. Analysis of the prerevolutionary Russia, the Bolshevik Revolution, Lenin and Stalin, World War II, the Cold War, the fall of communism and Russia’s place in world affairs.
  
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    HIST 227 - (D) The Civilization of Islam

    3 cr.
    An introduction to the history of Islamic civilization from the career of the Prophet Muhammed (c. 632 AD) to the eve of European colonization and imperialism.
  
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    HIST 228 - Ancient History

    3 cr.
    A survey of ancient civilizations of the Near East and Mediterranean worlds.  The culture, society and science of Mesopotamia and Persia; Egypt – the Gift of the Nile; the ancient Israelites; heroic, archaic, classical and Hellenistic Greece; republican and imperial Rome; the origins of Christianity.
  
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    HIST 229 - Ancient History

    3 cr.
    A survey of ancient civilizations of the Near East and Mediterranean worlds.  The culture, society and science of Mesopotamia and Persia; Egypt – the Gift of the Nile; the ancient Israelites; heroic, archaic, classical and Hellenistic Greece; republican and imperial Rome; the origins of Christianity.
  
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    HIST 230-231 - Medieval History

    6 cr.
    The civilization of medieval Christendom from the fall of the Roman Empire to the beginning of the 14th century; its religious, social, economic, cultural and political aspects; the relationship between church and society, belief and life style, ideal and reality; the interaction between Western Christendom, Byzantium and Islam.
  
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    HIST 232 - (CH) England, 1485 to 1714

    3 cr.
    The end of the Wars of the Roses; Tudor Absolutism, Henry VIII and Reformation; Elizabeth I; Renaissance and Elizabethan music and literature; the Stuarts; Colonialism; Commonwealth; Restoration; the Revolution of 1688; reign of Anne.
  
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    HIST 233 - (CH) England, 1714 to Present

    3 cr.
    Parliamentary rule; Cabinet government; political parties; Industrial Revolution; 19th-century reforms; building of a British Empire; World War I; problems of readjustment; World War II; Britain and the world today.
  
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    HIST 236 - Modern Germany: Unification and Empire

    3 cr.
    The 1815 Confederation; 1848 and the failure of liberalism; the Age of Bismarck; Wilhelm II and the “New Course”; World War I and the Collapse of the Empire.
  
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    HIST 237 - Modern Germany: The Twentieth Century

    3 cr.
    The troubled birth of the Weimar Republic: the Ruhr Crisis; the Stresemann Era; economic collapse and the rise of Nazism; the Third Reich, and World War II; the two Germanies and the “economic miracle.”
  
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    HIST 238 - (CH,D) History of American Women: From Colonization to Mid-Nineteenth Century

    3 cr.
    A study of American women from the colonial era to the mid-19th century.  Changes in the family, the workforce, women’s participation in politics and reform movements, and Native-American and African-American women.
  
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    HIST 239 - (CH,D) History of American Women: From Mid-Nineteenth Century to the Present

    3 cr.
    A study of American women since the mid-19th century. The effects of industrialization on the family, women’s participation in the workforce, the Depression and the family, women and war, the feminist movement, and the conservative response.
  
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    HIST 240 - (D) Modern Italy

    3 cr.
    This course will examine major developments in Italian history from the Napoleonic invasion until current crises of the Republic. Important themes for discussion will be the unification movement, the liberal state, Fascism and anti-Fascist resistance, the postwar Republic, cultural and social change, and economic development.
  
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    HIST 241 - Law in the Western Tradition

    3 cr.
    A survey of ideas about law in Western civilization from antiquity until the Civil War. Emphasis on the legal systems, such as the Hebrew, the Athenian, the Roman, the German, and the Catholic, that influenced the modern ideas about the law.
  
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    HIST 242 - (CH,D) Modern East Asia

    3 cr.
    A survey of the history of East Asia from the 17th century to the present with a focus on China and Japan. Examines the transformation of political, economic, social, cultural and intellectual institutions in East Asia, and interactions with the outside world.
  
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    HIST 245 - (CH,D,W) History of Modern China

    3 cr.


    (Prerequisites: None, but any previous course related to any aspect of China would be helpful.)

    A writing intensive course to explore China’s path to modernization from the 17th century to the present.  It examines the political, economic, social, cultural, and intellectual transformations in China, and the internal and external driving forces and personalities that have shaped these transformations.

  
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    HIST 295 - (CH) Britain: Past and Present

    3 cr.


    (Prerequisite: any 100 level History course)

    Combines with travel experience in Great Britain to introduce the student to the major historical, cultural, political, economic and social events in Britain’s past and present.

  
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    HIST 296 - (D,CH) Italian History and Heritage

    3 cr.
    Combines with a travel experience to introduce the student to Italy’s cultural heritage and the history of the current Italian Republic. Students will visit sites of historic, artistic and religious significance as well as important places of the contemporary Italian republic.
  
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    HIST 310 - Colonial America, 1607-1763

    3 cr.


    (Prerequisite: HIST 110 )

    The European background of the Age of Discovery; the founding of the British-American colonies; their political, economic and cultural development; British colonial policy and administration; the development of an American civilization.

  
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    HIST 311 - American Revolution, 1763-1789

    3 cr.


    (Prerequisite: HIST 110 )

    Background to the War for Independence; British imperial policy; the development of economic and ideological conflicts; the military contest; British ministerial policy and the parliamentary opposition; the Confederation; the formation of the Constitution.

  
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    HIST 312 - The Early National Period of American History, 1789-1824

    3 cr.


    (Prerequisite: HIST 110 )

    Beginning of the New Government; politics and diplomacy in the Federalist Era; Jeffersonian Democracy; the War of 1812; nationalism and sectionalism, Marshall and the rise of the Supreme Court.

  
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    HIST 313 - The Age of Andrew Jackson, 1824-1850

    3 cr.


    (Prerequisite: HIST 110 )

    Politics and society in the Jacksonian Era, slavery and the antislavery crusade, American expansion in the 1840s; the Mexican War; the emergence of the slavery issue.

  
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    HIST 314 - Civil War and Reconstruction, 1850-1877

    3 cr.


    (Prerequisite: HIST 110 )

    Crisis Decade, disintegration of national bonds; The War: resources, leadership, strategy, politics, monetary policy, diplomacy; Reconstruction: realistic alternatives, presidential and congressional phases, effects in the North and South.

  
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    HIST 315 - America and the World, 1877-1929

    3 cr.


    (Prerequisite: HIST 111 )

    A study of American society from the end of Reconstruction through the “Roaring Twenties.” Topics include the emergence of the U.S. as a world power; Populism and Progressivism; women’s rights, the Spanish-American War and the First World War; immigration and Prohibition; race riots and cultural conflict.

  
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    HIST 316 - (CH) From Depression to Cold War: 1929-1960

    3 cr.
    A study of American society from the Great Depression to the election of 1960. The course will focus on the New Deal; American entry into World War II; the origins of the Cold War; and America in the age of “consensus.”
  
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    HIST 317 - History of United States Immigration

    3 cr.


    (Prerequisites: HIST 110  and HIST 111 )

    A study of immigration to the United States with emphasis on the period from the Revolution to the restrictive legislation of the 20th century.  Motives and characteristics of immigration. Experiences of newcomers.

  
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    HIST 319-320 - Byzantine Civilization

    6 cr.
    The Byzantine Empire from its origins in the fourth century to its collapse in the 15th; the political and economic growth of the Empire with emphasis on its art and religion.
  
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    HIST 321 - (CH) American Ideas and Culture

    3 cr.


    (Prerequisites: HIST 110 )

    History of American art, architecture, literature and thought; Colonial developments; the American enlightenment; the emergence of a national culture; Romanticism, post-Civil War realism in American art and literature; the intellectual response to the industrial order; the American mind in the 1920s; the intellectual and cultural response to the Depression; post–World War II developments.

  
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    HIST 322 - (CH) American Ideas and Culture

    3 cr.


    (Prerequisites: HIST 111 )

    History of American art, architecture, literature and thought; Colonial developments; the American enlightenment; the emergence of a national culture; Romanticism, post-Civil War realism in American art and literature; the intellectual response to the industrial order; the American mind in the 1920s; the intellectual and cultural response to the Depression; post–World War II developments.

  
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    HIST 323 - The Renaissance

    3 cr.
    A study of culture in Italy from the 14th to the 16th centuries. Humanism, art, historiography and politics will be emphasized.
  
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    HIST 324 - The Reformation

    3 cr.
    The history of Europe during the era of religious revivalism (16th century). The course will focus on the magisterial Protestant reformers, the Catholic Counter-Reformation and dynastic politics.
  
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    HIST 325 - French Revolution to 1815

    3 cr.


    (Prerequisite: HIST 120 )

    Historical antecedents; the philosophies; republicanism and the fall of the monarchy; Reign of Terror; the Directory; Napoleon; internal achievements; significance of the Spanish and Russian campaigns; and War of Liberation.

  
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    HIST 326 - Europe in the Age of Absolutism

    3 cr.


    (Recommended for Background: HIST 120 )

    A study of the major political, social, economic and intellectual movements in Europe from the rise of royal absolutism until the outbreak of the French Revolution.

  
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    HIST 327 - (CH,D,W) The African Experience in Latin America 1500-1900

    3 cr.


    (Prerequisite: One of the following – HIST 125 , HIST 126 , PS 219 , SPAN 314 , PHIL 242 )

    Examines the experiences of Africans in the colonies and former colonies of Latin America and the Caribbean with emphasis on Spanish America and Portuguese Brazil. Units will highlight slavery, the response of slaves to subjugation; the role of free Africans and men and women of color, inter marriage, religion and music.

  
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    HIST 330 - Europe, 1815-1914

    3 cr.


    (Prerequisite: HIST 121 )

    A study of 19th-century Europe concentrating on The Congress of Vienna and its aftermath, the Age of Nationalism and Realism, European Dynamism and the non-European world, and the Age of Modernity and Anxiety.

  
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    HIST 331 - (CH) Recent U.S. History: 1960 to the Present

    3 cr.
    A study of American society since 1960. The course will focus on the New Frontier and Great Society; the Vietnam War; protest movements; Watergate; and the conservative response to these developments.
  
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    HIST 333 - Twentieth-Century Europe

    3 cr.
    World War I; Treaty of Versailles; Russia becomes the USSR; the European struggle for security; Italian Fascism; rise of Nazi Germany; Asia between the two wars; World War II; loss of colonial empires in Africa and Asia; development of the Cold War; Marshall Plan and NATO.
  
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    HIST 334 - Twentieth-Century Europe

    3 cr.
    World War I; Treaty of Versailles; Russia becomes the USSR; the European struggle for security; Italian Fascism; rise of Nazi Germany; Asia between the two wars; World War II; loss of colonial empires in Africa and Asia; development of the Cold War; Marshall Plan and NATO.
  
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    HIST 335 - World War II, Cold War and Détente

    3 cr.
    The diplomacy of World War II; the development of the Cold War between the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. and the adoption of the policy of detente.
  
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    HIST 336 - History of American Law

    3 cr.


    (Prerequisites: HIST 110 -HIST 111 )

    Traces the history of ideas and concepts utilized by the courts, legislature, organized bar and administrative agencies to solve legal problems: and shows how American legal thought and reasoning developed from Colonial days to the present.

  
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    HIST 337 - English Constitutional and Legal History

    3 cr.
    Anglo-Saxon basis; Norman political institutions; Magna Carta; beginnings of common law; jury system; Tudor absolutism; struggle for sovereignty; rise of House of Commons; democratic reforms; extension of administrative law.
  
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    HIST 338 - American Diplomatic History

    3 cr.


    (Prerequisites: HIST 110 -HIST 111 )

    A study of American diplomatic history and principles; The Revolution; Early American policies on isolation and expansion; The War of 1812; The Monroe Doctrine; Manifest Destiny; The Civil War; American imperialism and the Spanish-American War; Latin American diplomacy in the 20th century; World War I; attempts to preclude further war; World War II; Cold War; Contemporary problems.

  
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    HIST 339 - American Diplomatic History

    3 cr.


    (Prerequisites: HIST 110 -HIST 111 )

    A study of American diplomatic history and principles; The Revolution; Early American policies on isolation and expansion; The War of 1812; The Monroe Doctrine; Manifest Destiny; The Civil War; American imperialism and the Spanish-American War; Latin American diplomacy in the 20th century; World War I; attempts to preclude further war; World War II; Cold War; Contemporary problems.

  
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    HIST 340 - History of Urban America

    3 cr.


    (Prerequisites: HIST 110 -HIST 111 )

    The evolution of cities in the United States from the founding of colonial settlements to the end of the 20th century.  The nature of cities and urban life, the process and impact of urban growth, and the problems facing contemporary cities will all be considered.

  
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    HIST 382 - Guided Independent Study

    1.5 cr.
    Designed for academically successful students. Working under the direction of a faculty member, the student will explore a topic in history through a planned program of reading, research and writing.
  
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    HIST 383 - Guided Independent Study

    1.5 cr.
    Designed for academically successful students. Working under the direction of a faculty member, the student will explore a topic in history through a planned program of reading, research and writing.
  
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    HIST 390 - History Internship

    3-6 cr.
    A practical work experience which exposes the student to the nature of historical investigation, analysis, and/or writing in a museum, historical site, or public agency. Supervision by faculty and agencies.
  
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    HIST 490 - (W) Seminar in History

    3 cr.


    (Restricted to senior History majors or students with a Latin-American Studies concentration.) 

    An analysis of selected topics in history. Extensive readings. Historical research and writing stressed.

  
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    HONR 187H - Honors Ideamaking Experience

    1 cr.


    (Prerequisite: Admission to the Honors Program) 

    The class serves as an introduction to the Honors Program and also models the research process more broadly.  The course begins in the final days of intersession, giving students a retreat-like experience, and continues in the early days of the spring semester.  It traces the nature of research across academic disciplines.

  
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    HONR 287H - (W,CA,P) Honors Keystone

    3 cr.


     (Prerequisite: Admission to the Honors Program)

    This team taught course, a requirement of the Honors program, puts students into conversation across or between academic disciplines around a particular topic, subject to change each time the course is offered.  The course should satisfy up to two varying G.E. area requirements every semester.  May be repeated for credit.

  
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    HONR 387H - Honors in Context Seminar

    1 cr.
    Student-led discussions of contemporary non-fictional works chosen for their variety and their importance.
  
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    HONR 487H - Honors Capstone Seminar

    1 cr.


    (Formerly 489H) 

    Student-led discussions of the content, rationale, and methodology of Senior Honors Projects.

  
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    HRS 111 - (S) Macro Human Resources

    3 cr.
    An introduction to the changing nature of work including trends, theories, concepts, and practices for maintaining an effective workforce.
  
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    HRS 112 - Micro Human Resources

    3 cr.
    An introduction to the major functional areas of the human resources field.
  
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    HRS 251 - (W) Performance Appraisal

    3 cr.
    A review of the performance management process including the design and implementation of job descriptions and of accompanying performance appraisal systems. Includes service-learning component.
  
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    HRS 252 - (W) Workforce Education and Training

    3 cr.
    A study of the various organizational approaches to developing the skills and competencies of employees including the assessment of need, design, development, implementation, and evaluation of training. Includes service-learning component.
  
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    HRS 284 - Special Topics

    3 cr.
    Selected topics in human resources are offered on a variable basis.
  
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    HRS 293 - Research Applications in Human Resources

    3 cr.
    An introduction to research methodology as applied to human resources issues and problems with an emphasis on experimental and quasi-experimental designs.
  
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    HRS 315 - Diversity

    3 cr.
    This course offers the student an opportunity for increased awareness regarding diverse cultures, effects of cultural diversity, the special needs of diverse cultures, workforce issues and multiculturalism. International management culture, strategy and behaviors are examined as well as diversity leadership and globalization.
  
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    HRS 331 - Globalization and Human Resource Management

    3 cr.
    This course examines international human resource management (HRM), global integration, expatriation, global competition, transnational enterprises, conceptual models, comparative management, international strategies, HRM issues and problems, HRM processes and functions in international businesses, cross-cultural management, communication and culture, leadership across cultures, and motivating across cultures.
  
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    HRS 340 - Compensation and Benefits

    3 cr.
    A study of both direct and indirect forms of compensation including legal requirements with a focus on internal and external equity.
  
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    HRS 351 - (D) Recruitment, Selection, and Staffing

    3 cr.
    Study of the techniques, methods, and requirements for identifying, screening, evaluating, and selecting prospective job candidates. Includes service-learning component.
  
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    HRS 353 - Human Resources Information Systems

    3 cr.
    An introduction to the various computer software applications related to the human resources field.
  
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    HRS 354 - Employee and Labor Relations

    3 cr.
    A study of the process of analyzing, developing, implementing and evaluating the workplace relationship between employer and employee (including labor unions) to maintain and retain an effective, productive workforce.
  
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    HRS 382 - Directed Study

    3 cr.
    An independent study experience on a specific human resources–related topic or a research project.
  
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    HRS 390 - Human Resources Career Seminar

    1 cr.


    (Prerequisite: HRS major or minor) 

    A survey of current trends and occupations in Human Resources with an emphasis on advanced planning and preparation for the required internship experience and post-graduation career planning.

  
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    HRS 441 - People Skills and Strategies

    3 cr.
    An in-depth study of leadership skills and strategies needed to deal most effectively with human behavior in organizations.
  
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    HRS 480 - Human Resources Internship

    3 cr.


    (Prerequisites: HRS major or minor; HRS 390 )

    A supervised human resources work experience within an approved organizational setting.  Requires at least 120 hours of human resources employment with an additional 18 hours of on-campus, faculty-led seminars and individual meetings.

  
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    HRS 490 - Human Resources Leadership Seminar

    3 cr.


    (Prerequisites: HRS major or minor; HRS 390  and HRS 480 )

    Students will assess and develop their leadership skills and participate in an in-depth case study that integrates previous learning. Includes service-learning component.

  
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    HUM 286H - (C,W) Victorian Studies

    3 cr.
    This course uses literature to explore 19th-century British social and intellectual history. Focusing on the period from 1832 to 1901, it examines Victorian attitudes toward industrialization, religion, art and gender.
  
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    HUM 296 - (CI) Dante’s Inferno and the Florence of His Times

    3 cr.
    This course in English examines selections from Dante’s Inferno, elements of medieval thought and imagery and Dante’s representation of Florence and its politics. Includes visits to architectural and artistic sites significant to Dante’s life and work. Fulfills requirements in the Italian Studies concentration but not the Italian minor or major.
  
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    IB 476 - U.S.-East Asia Trade and Investment

    3 cr.


    (Prerequisite: ECO/IB 351 )

    This course describes and analyzes trade and investment flows between the U.S. and Japan, China, Korea and Taiwan. Topics covered in the course include: economic trends in these countries, U.S. trade and investment with them, U.S. trade deficit, trade policies of the U.S. and these countries, analysis of Japan’s Keiretsu, Korea’s Chaebol, China’s MFN status and Taiwan’s environmental problems.

  
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    IB 477 - European Business

    3 cr.


    (Prerequisite: ECO/IB 351 )

    This course introduces the student to the European business environment, focusing on the implications for international business operations and competitiveness.  This includes the study of rapidly changing business environments in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) as well as the nations of the European Union (EU).  The elimination of barriers to trade, and the response of companies inside and outside the EU to the threats and opportunities of the Single Market are examined.

  
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    IB 478 - Business in China

    3 cr.


    (Prerequisite: ECO/IB 351 )

    This course introduces the student to the dynamic business environment in the People’s Republic of China, focusing on the implications for international business operations and competitiveness.

 

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