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COURSE DESCRIPTIONS Liberal Studies/LHST 111: History Without Borders This course chronicles the West’s interaction with the world from the fifteenth century to the present. Particular attention will be paid to the West’s interaction with the non-Western world. In the course of understanding the process of globalization, students will encounter Asian, Latin American, African, and Western perspectives. 3 credits HIST 100: First-Year Seminar: Outliers: Hidden Stories of Human Greatness This course is a First Year Seminar in the Liberal Studies core curriculum, which will provide an introduction to the field of History. This seminar will introduce students to a more sophisticated understanding of history and humanity. Why do some people transcend their situation and achieve greatness while others plod along and remain mired in their surroundings? Using Malcolm Galdwell’s work Outliers: The Story of Success as a common reading and a model, this Seminar will develop students’ understanding of and appreciation for historical processes, causation, and the ultimate mystery of human greatness. Through integrating the readings, discussion, and experiential learning, Seminar students will research, write, and present their own “Hidden Story of Human Greatness,” at the conclusion of the semester. In addition to information literacy, service learning, writing, and analytical skills, in the seminar students will develop an understanding of the complex relationship between culture and human greatness. The History & Archaeology Department and its faculty believe that it is essential for students to understand how their studies can be applied to ameliorating the world’s ills. The course will also investigate career options so that the student can plan their academic courses accordingly. 2 credits HIST 110: Foundations of Western Heritage The most important ideas, issues, problems, and developments that mark the changing fortunes of the West from the Ancient World to the end of the Wars of the Reformation (ca.1648). 3 credits HIST 210: Ancient History An analysis of intellectual, social, economic, and political developments of the Ancient World. Prerequisite: LHST 111 3 credits HIST 220: Medieval History An examination of the intellectual, social, economic and political ethos of the Middle Ages with emphasis on the period 1000-1350. Prerequisite: LHST 111 3 credits HIST 226: The Contemporary Middle East This is an inter-disciplinary course focusing on the history, culture, and languages of the Contemporary Middle East. As such, course instruction will include rudimentry Hebrew and Arabic language training, the diplomatic and political history of the Middle East, and an examination of Jewish, Arabic, Persian and Kurdish culture. 3 credits HIST 230, The History of Human Rights This course is a history of the Western project of conceiving and imposing a system of moral entitlements and obligations that are termed human rights. Prerequisite: LHST 111 3 credits HIST 241: English History to Elizabeth I Celtic and Roman Britain, Christianity and the Norman Conquest, the role of medieval institutions, the Wars of the Roses, consolidation of a dynastic state. Nationalism and the Reformation provide the focus in the Tudor period. Prerequisite: LHST 111 3 credits HIST 242: British History 1600 to Present The history of the British state and the British people from the Restoration of the Stuart Monarchy to the present. Prerequisite: LHST 111 3 credits

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Gannon Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019  

Gannon Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019