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HIST 245: Tudor and Stuart England A study of sixteenth and seventeenth century England beginning from the reign of Henry VII to the Glorious Revolution. Prerequisite: LHST 111 3 credits HIST 286, Introduction to the Middle East This course explores Middle Eastern History from the rise of Islam to the Arab Spring, with some reference to current events. We will look at some primary sources in translation as well as film and media (both Middle Eastern and Western). In considering the many varied cultures that comprise the Middle East we will attempt to give nuance to monolithic notions of a Middle Eastern Other. We will explore the historical roots of contested issues particular to the region, while gaining knowledge of religious, intellectual, cultural, and linguistic traditions. This knowledge should help shape our understanding of modern developments and help students critically analyze the most common sources of their information. 3 credits HIST 287: The History of Science and Technology The development of science and technology from antiquity to the beginning of the 21st century. The methodology, uses and aims of science. The scientific revolution and its greatest figures from Copernicus to Newton. Prerequisite: LHST 111 3 credits HIST 288, Plague & Panic: Pandemics in World History Students will study the demographic, social, economic, political, and cultural impact of pandemic diseases throughout history from ancient times to the present. Students will consider the roles of historiography and bio-archaeology in identifying ancient and medieval plagues and will analyze primary sources for contemporary political, cultural, and economic responses. The class will examine how plagues affected the growth of empires and nations, particularly where they coincided with large-scale warfare. Students will become familiar with the historical dynamics of trans-oceanic disease exchange, the plagues of the modern era, and worldwide initiatives to combat them. Prerequisite: LHST 111 3 credits HIST 290: Comics & Culture The purpose of this course is to examine a particular form of popular media known generally as ‘comics’ (this pertain to both comic books and comic strips but will not included animation although some animation will be shown) in their intellectual, social, political and cultural context. The course is designed to provide students with a foundation of knowledge as well as to encourage them to develop a capacity for historical analysis. 3 credits HIST 301: East Asia, From Confucius to Revolution This course involves a study of East Asian Civilization from its ancient origins through the contemporary period. The course emphasizes the dominant ideas, institutions, and individuals shaping East Asian history. 3 credits HIST 302: Becoming Human–Becoming the World: World History I This course intends to study culture continuity and change by concentrating on the most important turning points and developments in Asia, Europe, Africa, and the Americas, covering the time span from Human Origins to the edge of the Renaissance. The orientation is global, the themes integrative, the overall goal being to show interconnections in the development of civilization(s), along with divergence across cultural and societal boundaries. The course stresses the archaeological and textual evidence. Some of the over-arching themes that express both culture and cultural diversity in antiquity include: becoming human, first states, nomadic movements, empires, and universal religions. 3 credits HIST 303: Global Connections: World History II This course examines world history from the early modern period to the present. Its goal is to develop understanding of global processes by examining changes within and across world regions, by comparing and contrasting political, social, and economic systems and values, and

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Gannon Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019  

Gannon Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019