2002-03 Bulletin
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HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY


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 odd years only.
 

HIST 382  HISTORICAL BIOGRAPHY 4
Biographical and autobiographical studies of distinguished as well as lesser-known figures throughout history. Taught every year on a rotating basis throughout the department. Prerequisite: One general studies history class, or permission of instructor.
 

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 odd years only.
 

HIST 490  ARCHAEOLOGICAL FIELDWORK 0-4
Participation in an archaeological expedition. Involves all aspects of dig life Ń 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.
 

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 studentŐs 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 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 437  THE MIDDLE AGES AND THE RENAISSANCE 4
Study of the religious, political, social, intellectual, and artistic developments from the fall of the Roman Empire to the Italian Renaissance. Prerequisite: HIST 120, 121, 297, or permission of instructor. Offered odd years only.
 

HIST 438  REFORMATIONS 4
Study of the many Protestant and Catholic Reformations that transformed the beliefs, practices, and institutional structures of Christianity, 1450-1700. Prerequisite: HIST 121, 297, or permission of instructor. Offered even years only.
 

HIST 456  MEDIEVAL AND EARLY MODERN CHRISTIANITY 4
The history of Christianity from the Council of Chalcedon to the Enlightenment. Prerequisite: HIST 121 or RELH 455, or permission of instructor.
 

HIST 460  SCIENCE AND THE ENLIGHTENMENT 4
A study of the science, art, learning and culture in Early Modern Europe, 1500 to the French Revolution. Prerequisite: HIST 121, 297, or permission of instructor. Offered odd years only.
 

HIST 466  AGE OF REVOLUTIONS 4
Study of revolutionary Europe, including the French Revolution, Napoleonic Revolution, Revolution of 1830, and Revolution of 1848. Prerequisite: HIST 121, 297, or permission of instructor. Offered odd years only.
 

HIST 467  NATIONALISM, IMPERIALISM, AND WAR, 1850-1919 4
Study of Europe leading up to and including World War I 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 odd 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.
 

AMERICAN HISTORY (HIST)


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

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 436  RELIGION IN AMERICAN HISTORY 4
A historical examination of American Religions and their role in the social, political, and economic life of the nation. The course will also survey the theologies, institutional forms, and the artistic and emotional expressions of religions that have developed in the United States.
 

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
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 447  BASEBALL AND AMERICAN POPULAR CULTURE 4
Study of the development of baseball and its impact on American popular culture, with an emphasis on baseball literature, music, and films. Will not satisfy general education history requirement. Offered even years only.
 

HIST 448  THE EMERGENCE OF MODERN AMERICA 4
Examines the changes in America from the end of reconstruction to World War I. The course covers such issues as the rise of industry, the growth of consumerism, immigration, imperialism, Populism, and Progressivism. Offered odd years only. Prerequisite: HIST 222.
 

HIST 449  RECENT AMERICAN HISTORY 4
Examines the topics that shaped American society, politics, foreign policy, and culture from AmericaŐs involvement in World War I to the present. The course covers such topics as the Great Depression, World War II, the Cold War, and the Vietnam War as well as the social, cultural, and economic impact of those events. Prerequisite: HIST 222. Offered even 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 studentŐs 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 informal 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 PHILOSOPHY I: ANCIENT 4
An overview of ancient Western thought from the 6th century BC to the third century AD. Examines major philosophers and philosophical movements from the pre-Socratics through the Neoplatonists. Prerequisites: PHIL 205, or permission of instructor. Offered odd years only.
 

PHIL 307  HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY II: MEDIEVAL-EARLY MODERN 4
An overview of Western thought from the fourth to the 17th century. Examines major philosophers and philosophical movements from the medieval to the early modern period. Prerequisite: PHIL 205, or permission of instructor. Offered odd years only.
 

PHIL 308  HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY III: 18TH CENTURY TO THE PRESENT 4
An overview of Western thought from the 18th century to the present. Examines major philosophers and philosophical movements during this time period. Prerequisite: PHIL 205, or permission of 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 Theology 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.