History 5070 3 credits
Latin American History

The development of Hispanic and Portuguese America from the pre-contact native civilizations to the present.

History 5120 3 credits
American Colonial History

The American Colonies, British policies, and the Revolution.

History 5130 3 credits
New Nation

Major trends and developments in the new nation: framing the constitution, establishment of a new government, development and expansion, the Jacksonian era, 1783-1848.

History 5140 3 credits
Civil War and Reconstruction

The origins, manifestations, and results of sectional controversy in the mid-19th century.

History 5150 3 credits
Gilded Age and Progressive Era

The transformation of the United States from an agrarian nation to an urban, industrial society, 1877-1917.

History 5230 3 credits
The West in American History

The frontier and the west from 1763 to 1920.

History 5320 3 credits
History of Wisconsin

Development of the State of Wisconsin from colonial times to the present.

History 5430 3 credits
Twentieth Century America

Social, political, economic, and diplomatic developments in the United States during this century.

History 5450 3 credits
History of U.S. Foreign Relations

An introduction to the origin and evolution of political, economic, and cultural relations between the United States and the rest of the world.

History 5520 3 credits
American Women's History

Surveys the changing patterns of domestic and family life, work, education and public participation of American women from the Colonial period to the present.

History 5610 3 credits
History of England to 1714

The major political, economic and social development in Britain from earliest times to Glorious Revolution.

History 5620 3 credits
History of England Since 1714

A continuation of HIST 5610, but may be elected as an independent unit.

History 5640 3 credits
Imperialism in Africa and Asia

European political and economic imperialism in Africa and Asia from the 15th century to the present.

History 5710 3 credits
Ancient Civilizations

The history of ancient civilizations including artistic, cultural, economic, intellectual, political, religious, and social development.

History 5730 3 credits
Medieval Europe

Rise of national monarchies, the church, feudalism and manorialism, and the Crusades are among the highlights in this treatment of Europe from the fall of the Western Roman Empire to the Renaissance.

History 5740 3 credits
The Renaissance and the Reformation

Europe in the transition period from medieval to modern civilization. Special emphasis on the history of ideas, culture, and religion.

History 5830 3 credits
The French Revolution and Napoleon 1789-1815

Background, development and results of the French Revolution and Age of Napoleon. Coverage includes the European scene in the late 18th century and the impact on the contemporary world.
History 5850 3 credits
Twentieth Century Europe

The origin and development of the main trends, factors and problems of today's world, with discussion of contemporary issues.

History 5880 3 credits
Modern European Thought and Culture

An examination of the evolution of European intellectual culture from the rise of modernity in the Scientific Revolution through the Enlightenment, Romanticism, Realism, Existentialism, and Modernism to the (purported) end of modernity in Post-Modernism. Related movements such as conservatism, socialism, nationalism, feminism, and fascism will also be covered. This course conceives of thought and culture very broadly and is primarily concerned with the social, political, and economic context of Europe's intellectual development.

History 5920 3 credits
Modern Middle East

The history of the Middle East in the 20th century.

History 5930 3 credits
East Asia

An analysis of East Asian civilizations from their origins to the present and their relations with the rest of the world.

History 6110 3 credits
Russia Under the Romanovs

A survey of Russia's political, social, economic, and cultural development from 1613 until 1917. The course begins with the election of Michael Romanov as Tsar and follows Russia's rise under Peter the Great and Catherine the Great to be a major European power. It then examines the contradiction between Russia's progressive intellectual culture and reactionary political regime and concludes with the collapse of the autocracy amid palace intrigue, world war, and social revolution. The course is concerned equally with the Romanov rulers, Russia's intellectual elite, and the lives of ordinary people.

History 6120 3 credits
Modern Russia

A social, political, and cultural history of Russia from the collapse of Imperial Russia in World War I to the rise of the Russian Federation from 1991 to the present. The course will focus on the Soviet Era as a period of Russian History - examining how the Soviet experiment addressed traditional Russia dilemmas, why it failed, and the imprint it has left on the new Russia.

History 6230 1-3 credits
Issues in History

Selected topics and issues of contemporary interest from U.S. and world history. The specific topic will be chosen by the instructor and announced when the course is scheduled. May be repeated for credit.

History 7920 0-2 credits
Seminar Paper Research



History 7980 1-4 credits
Reading and Research in Social Science

The amount of graduate credit allowed for independent study may not exceed a total of four credits except with the special permission of the student's advisor and the graduate dean. Approval must be secured before independent study courses are begun. Students registering for independent study must submit at or before registration a description signed by the instructor conducting the independent study of the subject to be covered. Independent study may not be used for collecting information for the seminar paper.

History 7990 3-6 credits
Thesis Research