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Traces the economic, political, social and cultural development of various western civilizations up to c. 1500. We will also endeavor to show that contemporary American culture is the living, breathing manifestation of ideas, beliefs, customs, habits and institutions of Western cultural traditions.
Examines the material and mental developments in Western religious, political, economic, social and cultural life from the early sixteenth century to the mid-nineteenth century. More specifically, the course explores the profound changes attending the Reformation, the scientific revolution, the rise of the modern nation state, the Enlightenment, and the projection of the Western presence abroad.
Focuses on the origins, development, and features of various societies in the ancient and classical world, including the peoples of Asia, Africa, Europe, the Americas, and Oceania. This course examines the political, social, and cultural contours of particular societies and the interactions and relationships among people of different historical cultures.
Examines the dramatic changes in world history in the pre-modern and early modern period (1500-1800), a time of profound and unprecedented transformations in many societies around the world. Historical topics include: the development of new economic systems such as mercantile capitalism; large-scale interactions such as the Columbian exchange; scientific, philosophical, and political revolutions; and new global relationships such as colonialism. Attention will be payed to the increasing interdependence of Asia, Africa, Europe, the Americas, and Oceania.
Examines the ways people have shaped and reacted to the issues of the modern world, such as 1) the emergence of global economic systems and their political, social and cultural effects; 2) the role of warfare, empire, power relations, and revolution in shaping international events; and 3) the interactions and reactions when cultural values, ideas, and technologies of many societies are in sustained contact. Attention will be payed to the sustained interdependence of Asia, Africa, Europe, the Americas, and Oceania.
Focuses on the causes and effects of social, cultural, political, intellectual and economic change, from the colonial period to the end of the Civil War. Attention will also be given to the events outside North America that contributed to the emergence of the United States.
Focuses on the causes and effects of social, cultural, political, intellectual and economic change, from the end of the Civil War to the present. Attention will also be given to the events (e.g., immigration) outside North America that contributed to the emergence of the U.S. as well as the effects (e.g., imperialism) of its emergence on the rest of the world.
Focuses on the history of American women from pre-European settlement to the present. Lectures, readings, and assessments emphasize how female roles in family, work, politics, and culture have changed over time, creating new definitions of womanhood. Emphasizes the diversity among women in terms of race, ethnicity, class, and sexuality.
Explores the past two hundred years of East Asia history, paying particular attention to China and Japan. It examines a number of topics: 1) the political, economic, and cultural changes and continuities within East Asian societies, 2) the interrelations among these countries, and 3) their interactions with the world outside their region.
Examines the American sporting experience from the colonial period through the 21st century. Focuses on the rise of organized sports institutions and how race, class, gender, ethnicity, and religion have shaped the relationship between sport and society. Students will learn about the histories of various sports, the athlete and spectator experience, consumerism and celebrity culture.
Provides a social, political, economic history of the Pacific Northwest with particular emphasis on the State of Washington, including Native American history and gender/ethnic history. Course meets the Washington State History requirement for teacher certification.
Prerequisite: When taught as capstone - capstone prerequisites: when not taught as capstone - no prerequisites.
Provides work-based learning experience in a specific program of study. Individualized student outcomes are developed, focusing on behaviors that contribute to workplace success.
Prerequisites: Instructor or Cooperative Education Coordinator permission Concurrent requirements: COLL 289 or BTEC 294 or BUS 294 or IT 294 must be taken prior to or concurrent with this course.
Offers individualized learning opportunities for knowledge or skill development. Content and expectations are established between the student and instructor, and documented in an Independent Study contract.
Prerequisites: By instructor permission only.