GEOGRAPHY (GEOG)


GEOG 252  PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY 4
The physical environment in which society exists. The earth's crust, its water systems, land mass, and climates. Offered on demand.
 

GENERAL (HIST)


HIST 120, 121, 122  HISTORY OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION 4, 4, 4
Survey of European history from antiquity to the present. The first quarter covers ancient history of the Near East to early medieval Europe in the eighth century AD; the second quarter, old Europe from Charlemagne to 1815; and the third quarter, modern Europe from 1815 to the present.
 

HIST 221, 222  HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES 4, 4
Survey from the colonial period to the present.
 

HIST 242  MODERN EAST ASIAN HISTORY 4
A study of East Asian History since 1800, with particular emphasis on China and Japan. Offered odd years only.
 

HIST 305  THE ANCIENT NEAR EAST 4
A survey of the history of the Ancient Near East to the rise of Islam. Considers economic and social life as well as political developments. Offered even years only.
 

HIST 335  HISTORY OF WORLD WAR II 4
Study of the military, political, and diplomatic events from the late 1930s through 1945; covers both the European and the Pacific theaters. Offered odd years only.
 

HIST 336  HISTORY OF THE VIETNAM WAR 4
An examination of the political, military, diplomatic, social and cultural dimensions of the Vietnam conflict. Offered even years only.
 

HIST 394  DIRECTED READING 1-3
Independent reading for students who wish to continue broadening their knowledge of history by extensive reading; admission by department approval. Prerequisite: Eight hours of general studies history.
 

HIST 395  METHODS OF TEACHING SOCIAL STUDIES 3
Methods and techniques of teaching social studies on the secondary school level; requires observation, demonstration and class presentation. Will not apply towards a major or minor in history. Offered odd years only.
 

HIST 454  CLASSICAL POLITICAL THOUGHT 4
A survey of political thought from classical Greece through the Enlightenment. Prerequisites: HIST 120, 121 or HONR 131, 132; HIST 297, or permission of instructor. Offered even years only.
 

HIST 490  ARCHAEOLOGICAL FIELDWORK 0-4
Participation in an archaeological expedition. Involves all aspects of dig life stratigraphic excavation employing the most up-to-date methodologies, careful recording and analysis of data in consultation with experts from a wide range of disciplines. Prerequisites: RELH 205 or permission of instructor. Application to the School of Theology is required by March 1 of the year the course is taken. May serve as history elective. Will not apply towards general studies in history.
 

HIST 494  COOPERATIVE EDUCATION 0-4
Individual contract arrangement involving students, faculty, and cooperating businesses to gain practical experience in a non-classroom setting. Allows the student to apply advanced classroom learning. Prerequisite: Approval by department.
RESEARCH (HIST)
Students who elect to take the thesis track should complete their language requirement before the junior year.
 

HIST 297  HISTORIOGRAPHY 4
A survey of historians and historical writings from classical Greece to the present.
 

HIST 396  INTRODUCTION TO HISTORICAL RESEARCH 1
Introduction to the methods, materials, and problems of historical research; students choose the topic for their senior papers and commence research.
 

HIST 398  THESIS RESEARCH 1-2; 3
Research for the Thesis Seminar. To be usually taken Winter and Spring during the junior year, and Autumn during the senior year. May be repeated for credit.
 

HIST 496, 497  SEMINAR 2, 1
Preparation of the senior seminar paper. Open only to senior history majors. Prerequisites: HIST 396, 398.
 

HIST 498, 499  THESIS SEMINAR 2, 1
Preparation of the senior thesis. Open to thesis track history majors only. Prerequisites: HIST 396, 398. The thesis title will be included on the student's transcript.
 
EUROPEAN HISTORY (HIST)

 

HIST 274, 275  HISTORY OF ENGLAND 4, 4
Development and expansion of the English nation from the earliest times to the present.
 

HIST 375  HISTORY OF MODERN RUSSIA 4
19th and 20th century Russia with an emphasis on social, political and intellectural developments. Prerequisite: HIST 297, or permission of instructor. Offered even years only.
 

HIST 435  HISTORY OF MODERN GERMANY 4
Survey of German history since 1870; diplomatic, political, socio-economic, and ideological developments in Imperial, Weimar, Nazi, and post-World War II Germany, with special emphasis on the German Question resulting from World War II. Prerequisite: HIST 121, 122, 297, or permission of instructor. Offered even years only.
 

HIST 456  MEDIEVAL AND MODERN CHURCH HISTORY 4
A survey of the Christian Church from the Council of Chalcedon to the Enlightenment. Prerequisite: HIST 121 or RELH 455, or permission of instructor.
 

HIST 463  THE MIDDLE AGES 4
Survey of the main institutions and ideas in European civilization from the decline of the Roman Empire to the Italian Renaissance, 300-1500. Prerequisite: HIST 120, 121, 297, or permission of instructor. Offered odd years only.
 

HIST 465  RENAISSANCE AND REFORMATION 4
Study of the transformation of Europe from a medieval to a modern society, 1300-1648, with special emphasis on the artistic, intellectual, and religious developments. Prerequisite: HIST 121, 297, or permission of instructor. Offered odd years only.
 

HIST 466  ENLIGHTENMENT AND REVOLUTION 4
Study of the influence of the Enlightenment on the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Imperium. Prerequisite: HIST 121, 297, or permission of instructor. Offered odd years only.
 

HIST 467  THE MODERN TRANSITION, 1815-1919 4
Study of Europe against the backdrop of nineteenth century nationalism and imperialism. Prerequisite: HIST 121, 122, 297, or permission of instructor. Offered even years only.
 

HIST 468  INTERWAR EUROPE, 1919-1945 4
Study of Europe during the period between the two world wars with particular focus on post-1919 peacekeeping, the rise of totalitarianism, and the causes and course of World War II. Prerequisites: HIST 122, 297, or permission of instructor. Offered even years only.
 

HIST 480  POSTWAR EUROPE, 1945 TO THE PRESENT 4
Study of Europe since World War II with particular focus on the Cold War, western European integration, and the rise and fall of the Soviet bloc. Prerequisites: HIST 122, 297, or permission of instructor. Will be offered 2002-2003
 
AMERICAN HISTORY (HIST)

 

HIST 284  HISTORY OF LATIN AMERICA 4
Survey of Latin American history, with particular emphasis on the 20th century.
 

HIST 285  HISTORY OF MEXICO 4
A survey of Mexican history from the colonial period to the present.
 

HIST 427  AMERICAN DIPLOMATIC HISTORY 4
Study of the relation of the United States to world politics; analysis of problems involved in the formulation of foreign policies from colonial times to the present. Prerequisite: HIST 297, or permission of instructor. Offered on demand.
 

HIST 443  COLONIAL AND REVOLUTIONARY AMERICA 4
Study of the American colonies in their religious, social, and political contexts; examines the transition from colonial status to independence. Prerequisite: HIST 221, 297, or permission of instructor. Offered odd years only.
 

HIST 445  THE CIVIL WAR AND THE RISE OF INDUSTRIAL AMERICA, 1850-1900 4
AMERICA, 1850-1900 Study of the sectional crisis, the war, and its impact on postwar political, economic, and social development. Prerequisite: HIST 221, 222, 297, or permission of instructor. Offered even years only.
 

HIST 446  HISTORY OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST 4
Study of the Pacific Northwest from the age of discovery to contemporary times.
 

HIST 448  AMERICA'S RISE TO WORLD POWER, 1900-1945 4
An analysis of U.S. foreign and domestic policies, including Progressivism, Depression and New Deal, and World Wars I and II. Offered odd years only. Prerequisite: HIST 222 .
 

HIST 449  RECENT AMERICAN HISTORY, 1945 TO THE PRESENT 4
An analysis of U.S. foreign and domestic policies, including economic, social, and political issues, the Cold War, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. Prerequisite: HIST 222. Offered even years only.
 

HIST 457  SOCIAL HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES 4
An examination of social and cultural conditions of life from colonial times to the present. Offered odd years only.
 

HIST 458  AMERICAN INTELLECTUAL HISTORY 4
A survey of the major schools of thought in American intellectual history. These include: Puritanism, the Great Awakening, the Enlightenment, Transcendentalism, and Pragmatism, as well as contemporary issues in American thought. Offered even years only.
 

PHILOSOPHY (PHIL)


PHIL 205  INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY 4
Study of selected writings from classical and contemporary philosophy giving a broad introduction to the issues of concern to philosophers. Particular emphasis is given to the relevance of philosophical study to Christian life and critical reflection upon the student's own philosophical ideas.
 

PHIL 206  INTRODUCTION TO LOGIC 4
Study of the nature of formal argumentation, inference and proof; includes practice in constructing logically sound arguments as well as analyzing those of others; some study of in-formal logical fallacies. Offered even years only.
 

PHIL 305  MORAL PHILOSOPHY 4
An examination of the concepts of right and wrong, considering the major meta-ethical theories of relativism and absolutism. Relativist meta-theories include egoism and cultural relativism. Absolutist meta-theories include utilitarianism, virtue ethics, Kantian ethics, and appeals to moral authority. Prerequisites: PHIL 205 or permission of the instructor.
 

PHIL 306  HISTORY OF ANCIENT PHILOSOPHY 4
An overview of the ancient Western thought from the 7th century BC through the first century AD. Examines major philosophers from the pre-Socratics to the Stoic writers and considers ancient thinking associated with enduring philosophical issues: religion, justice, and good vs. evil. Prerequisites: PHIL 205 or permission of the instructor. Offered odd years only.
 

PHIL 307  HISTORY OF MEDIEVAL PHILOSOPHY 4
An overview of Western thought from 300 AD to 1200 AD. Examines the primary philosophical issues in the Christian context of Augustine, Anselm, and Aquinas. Prerequisite: PHIL 204, PHIL 306 , or permission of the instructor. Offered odd years only.
 

PHIL 308  HISTORY OF MODERN PHILOSOPHY 4
An examination of philosophical thought from 1500 AD through the late 1700s. Examines the work of Descartes, Hume, and Kant as the foundation and antecedent of contemporary philosophy. Prerequisite: PHIL 205, PHIL 307, or permission of the instructor. Offered odd years only.
 

PHIL 407  PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE (OR BIOL 407) 4
See the Biology section of this bulletin.
 

PHIL 410  PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION (OR EDUC 410) 3
See the Education section of this bulletin.
 

PHIL 412  PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION (OR RELT 412) 4
See the Religion section of this bulletin.
 

PHIL 496  SEMINAR 4
In-depth study of specific areas of philosophical research. Prerequisite: PHIL 205.
 

POLITICAL SCIENCE (PLSC)


PLSC 224  AMERICAN GOVERNMENT 4
Study of the principles, organization, and development of American national, state, and local government.
 

PLSC 321  CONTEMPORARY ISSUES 2; 4
A study of selected contemporary issues reflecting current trends in politics and international relations, global and regional problems, and social and ethical issues. May be repeated for credit. Will apply towards General Studies in Social Science. Offered on demand.