Dept of Hist.Pol,Society Course Descriptions

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ANTH - Anthropology
Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsCredits
ANTH 112Introduction to Anthropology3.00
An introduction to the various fields of anthropology. Cultural, biological and archaeology are emphasized. Consideration of the ways in which anthropology contributes to understanding human diversity.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Diversity
Human Behavior
ANTH 218Adv Indian Civiilzation New World3.00
ANTH 390Qualitative Methods3.00
Systematic review and application of qualitative research methods, including participant observation, interviewing, personal document analysis and archival research. Stresses ethical considerations in each methodology. Emphasizes data collection and interpretation as well as different theoretical assumptions underlying their various apporaches. Prerequisite: SOCI 101 or ANTH 112, or instructor's approval.
 
HIST - History
Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsCredits
HIST 106The Ancient World3.00
An overview of some of the more notable ideas, beliefs, and practices of the ancient Near East, Far East, Greece, and Rome.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
World Culture
HIST 108Wrld Civiliztion-1500/18003.00
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
World Culture
HIST 109World Civiliztn:1800 -Pres3.00
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
World Culture
HIST 123Medieval England To 16032.67
Invasions and unity; king and barons; parliament and courts; church and state; agriculture and in-dustry; and the Tudors. Code 2.
HIST 124Modern Britain From 1603 to the Present3.00
The Stuarts; king and parliament; sea power, expansion and colonization; empire and commonwealth; Industrial Revolution and reforms, democracy and socialism; and war and welfare. Code 2.
HIST 176Military History of the United States2.00
A survey of the nature of origins and development of military and naval policy of the United States from colonial times to the present. Battle tactics and strategy will be considered and emphasis will be placed on the broader aspects of military policy in terms of the protection and promotion of the national interest.
HIST 255History of Wisconsin to 18652.67
Land and people; Indians and French; British and Americans; mining and Territory; Carl Schurtz and Civil War.
HIST 285Ethnic, Racial, and Religious Diversity in American Culture3.00
Study of crucial historical issues will be coupled with readings from creative literary works. The course will progress historically with an examination of selected ethnic and religious groups as they appear on the stage of American history. Emphasis will be upon the non-dominant minorities and the efforts exerted by such minorities to adjust to or integrate with the dominant white American majority. Cross-listed with HIST 285.
HIST 301The Ancient Near East 3000-323 BC3.00
Particular emphasis on mythic thought as the cultures of ancient Near East are examined. Includes the history of ideas, literature, religions, political organization, and material cultures Code 7.
HIST 303The Ancient Greeks2.00
A study of change, particularly in ancient thinking, from preHomeric Neolithic and Bronze Age thought to Homeric and archaic modes, followed by the high civilization of classical Athens, and decline of the city and the rise of cosmopolis.
HIST 312The Age of The Renaissance 1300-15003.00
France, England and the Hundred Years' War; the decline of the papacy; the Great Schism; the Conciliar Movement; the growth of Capitalism and the break-up of the Manorial System; the age of the Renaissance in Italy and in the North; and the age of Exploration.
HIST 313The Age of The Reformation 1500-16483.00
The Protestant Reformation on the continent and in the British Isles; the Catholic Reformation; the Jesuits and the Council of Trent; the growth of the Spanish, French and English monarchies; the revolt in the Netherlands and the Civil War in England; the Thirty Years' War; economic change under the impact of the New World; and cultural achievements and the new scientific outlook.
HIST 31619th Century Revolution3.00
Social dislocation in the age of liberal reform and industrialization will be studied as it manifests itself in the development of modern society. Particular emphasis is placed on the following as sources of of disorder; nationalism, labor disputes, colonial problems, Marzism, anarchism.
HIST 31720th Century Revolution3.00
Examination of changes in the historical charac-ter of revolution after the First World War and the Russian Revolution; Latin America, Africa, and Asia will be stressed, as well as the European adjustment to the challenge of liberal institutions.
HIST 336Europe/Rise of Democracy 1815-18703.00
Congress of Vi-enna, reaction and revolution. 1815-1830; main phase of the Industrial Revolution; rise of democ-racy; social legislation; development of scientific thought; unification of Italy and unifica-tion of Germany. Code 2.
HIST 337Europe in the Age of the Nation State 1870-19143.00
The European powers, democracy and autocracy; nationalism and socialism; intellectual and cultural ferment; balance of power; diplomacy; the new imperialism; background of World War I. Code 2.
HIST 338Contemporary Europe3.00
World War I; peace settlement; crisis of capitalism and democracy; totalitarian dictatorships; diplomacy between the wars; World War II; the post-war world; Europe between East and West.
HIST 341Social Hist Victorian Britain3.00
In-depth study of the evolution of a modern state from constitutional monarchy to parliamentary democracy; the Industrial Revolution; parliamentary reform; the emergence of social conscience and problems of Imperialism. Code 2.
HIST 342Modern State/France 1815-3.00
Study in depth of the evolution of a modern political society us-ing the French experience as the model. Two monarchical, one imperial and four republican constitutions will be analyzed in their function for a rapidly evolving society. Code 2.
HIST 365Society and Culture of The Lake Superior Region3.00
Issues and events to be discussed will include land and water, Native Americans and furs; French and English; Americans and Canadians; seekers and settlers; lumbering and mining; transportation and tourism; fishing and shipbuilding; and economy and environment today.
HIST 366History of Modern India3.00
The history of the Indian people as a whole from the rise of British power, through tthe gradual transformation of Indian society; culminating in Ghandi and the national movement, independence, Nebru and more recent political developments.
HIST 373Submission & Rebellion::History of Women in Antiquity3.00
Considers the status, role and achievement of women in American history. Emphasis on the experiences and thoughts of prominent American women as well as the
HIST 375Women in American Thought3.00
Examination of the social role of women in American history. Emphasis on the experiences and thoughts of prominent American women as well as the position of minority women in American life.
HIST 388Canada, Neighbor to The North, To 1850 Canada, Neighbor to The North, Since 18503.00
Comparisons and contrasts New France, rise and fall of the French Empire, attitude towards the American revolution; and the War of 1812; the fur trade and the Great West.
HIST 390Emergent Women3.00
Comparative history of women in the Modern Era. Topically examines the status and condition of women in Western society in the 16th century, the 19th century, and to-day. Topics include women and work; women and the law; and women and men. Code 2, 8. Cross-listed as WST 390/590.
HIST 399Craft Of Historical Writng3.00
Examines the methods his-torians employ in searching, classifying, and interpreting data. Their different views of past events will be evaluated. Students will act as critics and writers of history. Code 9.
HIST 402History Of The Family3.00
Studies the history of the Western family in modern times (post 1500) as well as relating that broader history to the personal his-tory of individual students and their families. The student will do research and write a family history. Code 8.
HIST 465Science and Society3.00
A survey of the major developments in European society since 1800, with an emphasis on the interrelationship between ideas and the society that produces them.
HIST 468The French Revolution & Napoleon3.00
Ancient regime, revolution, reconstruction and dictatorship and their effect upon Europe
HIST 472Thought and Culture in Early America3.00
A survey of ideas and movements that helped shape American culture and its ideas; Puritanism and Quakerism; Enlightenment and the Great Awakening; Revolution, Transcendentalism, and Reform.
HIST 492Ethnic History of the United States2.67
 
PHIL - Philosophy
Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsCredits
PHIL 152Human Image in Philosophy Thought2.00
An exploration of multicultural perspectives on the human condition. Students will consider the ground and meaning of individual and communal fulfillment, the significance of work and leisure and prospects for human survival and growth.
PHIL 276Greek and Medieval Philosophy2.00
PHIL 312Philosophy of Art2.00
A study of the nature and function of art, the nature of aesthetic experience, and some special problems in the philosophy of art, including the nature of "poetic truth," the relations of "art" and "reality," "form" and "content," and the problems of art criticisms.
 
POLS - Political Science
Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsCredits
POLS 115Intro To Paralegal Studies2.00
Introduction to the nature of law and the legal system and an overview of areas of legal practice; focus on legal problem-solving, case analysis and the role of the paralegal, including legal ethics.
POLS 116Paralegal: Legal Research2.00
Introduction to the law library and the techniques of legal research, including computerized data search; introduction to the use of digests, reporter systems, citators, encyclopedias, legal periodicals and government documents. Prerequisite: LSTU 115
POLS 226Advanced Legal Research2.00
Focus on applied research and legal writing on an assigned topic, using both traditional law library and computer-assisted legal research techniques. Prerequisite: Pols 116.
POLS 342Politics in Lit, Film & Televi3.00
Order as a political and aesthetic concept; the relation of contemporary American political thought and experience and its expression in current art forms; focus on the capacity of American political novels and films to represent and advance political ideas for a mass audience; the role of television in influencing political choices. Cross-listed as ENGL 342/542.
POLS 350Governments of Western Europe3.00
Comparative study of the evolution of democratic forms of government among industrialized countries. The evolution of capitalist development in these countries as well as the rise of the welfare state. Analysis of common economic, political and social problems confronting these states.
POLS 351Politics-Develop. Nations3.00
Political development; social change; cover the process of social change in the Third World and identify the common process those nations must undergo to achieve political development; examine the consequences of failure of political development in the Third World. The domestic as well as international causes of conflict in the Third World will be analyzed.
POLS 375Pol System of the Soviet Union3.00
POLS 380Study Abroad3.00
Resident study for an extended term at an approved university or other institution of higher education outside the United States. On demand.
POLS 440International Organization: The United Nations3.00
Major stress upon the United Nations; organization, problems and the political and legal conditions under which it operates; the principal issues confronting the main organs and "specialized agencies" of the United Nations system.
POLS 464Congress and the Presidency4.00
POLS 468Public Policy Evaluation3.00
Survey of strategies used in analyzing performance and goal achievement in public organizations including diagnostic procedures, strategies, alternative designs, impact assessment, and measurement of efficiency. Both quantitative and qualitative approaches will be used.
POLS 470Public Personnel Admin.3.00
Survey and analysis of major public sector personnel issues including personnel management; position analysis and classification; pay and benefits; affirmative action; recruitment; selection; promotion; professional development; performance evaluation; health and safety; collective bargaining; and disciplinary action.
POLS 475United States Foreign Policy3.00
 
SOCI - Sociology
Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsCredits
SOCI 204Marriage and the Family2.00
SOCI 390Qualitative Methods3.00
Systematic review and application of qualitative research methods, including participant observation, interviewing, personal document analysis and archival research. Stresses ethical considerations in each methodology. Emphasizes data collection and interpretation as well as different theoretical assumptions underlying their various apporaches. Prerequisite: SOCI 101 or ANTH 112, or instructor's approval.
SOCI 461Population & Ecology3.00
Survey of the theories of population growth and change, major findings of demographic research, population policies, and the interaction of human populations with the physical environment. Prerequisite: SOCI 101 or instructor's approval
SOCI 472Contemp.Sociological Theor3.00
Assumptions, logic, and implications of rational action, communicative action and post-structural approaches will be critically examined with special emphasis on reflexive and constructivist-structural work. Prerequisite: SOCI 101 plus three additional credits in sociology or instructor's approval. SOCI 471 recommended.
SOCI 496Seminar in Applied Sociology2.00
Examines various career areas available in sociology and the impact of sociology on society. Particular emphasis given to sociological work in government, clinical sociology, social welfare, program analysis, opinion polling, educational research, marketing, and othe applied settings. Prerequisite: SOCI 101 or instructor's approval.
 
WST - Women's Studies
Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsCredits
WST 373Submission & Rebellion::History of Women in Antiquity3.00
Considers the status, role and achievement of women in American history. Emphasis on the experiences and thoughts of prominent American women as well as the
WST 375Women in American Thought3.00
Examination of the social role of women in American history. Emphasis on the experiences and thoughts of prominent American women as well as the position of minority women in American life.
WST 387Women in Management3.00
Identifies the special problems of women in business organizations, analyzes various strategies to cope with these problems, and identifies and evaluates the characteristics necessary for women to attain success in management positions. Preredqusite:*. Cross-listed with WST 387.
WST 390Emergent Women3.00
Comparative history of women in the Modern Era. Topically examines the status and condition of women in Western society in the 16th century, the 19th century, and to-day. Topics include women and work; women and the law; and women and men. Code 2, 8. Cross-listed as WST 390/590.
WST 410Problems In Nonverbal Communication3.00
Investigation of the components and channels of nonverbal communication through a synthesis of theoretical and field experiences. Many of these components are based on gender issues, and the impact of gender is a major consideration in the course. Cross-listed as WST 410.