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History of Middle East and North Africa

This course is a survey of the Middle East and North Africa from antiquity to the present. Major themes include the origin and evolution of monotheism; the rise and fall of various empires, such as the Persian and Ottoman, and the rise of their successor states; American and European influence; Arab nationalism; the Arab-Israeli conflict, and the emergence of radical Islamic movements such as Hamas and al Qaeda.

History of the Straits of Mackinac

This course will explore the history of the Straits of Mackinac from the mid-18th century through the Antebellum Era. Specific emphasis will be placed on the application of historical knowledge through travel to the region.

Special Topics in History

This course concentrates on specific regions, themes, events, and eras in history. Particular emphasis may be placed on field experience and academic research, as well as evaluation of primary sources in history. Since topics change this course may be repeated for credit toward graduation up to six credits.

History of England

This course will examine English history and its culture from the Roman invasions through the English Civil War and the Glorious Revolution. Students will study England’s cultural traditions (legal, religious, and philosophical, as well as artistic and literary) within the political, economic, and social context. Emphasis is placed on the origins and development of the institutions most affecting the heritage of the English-speaking world.

Independent Study

This course is an opportunity for the interested student with a good scholastic record to pursue independently the study of a subject while under the direction of a member of the professional staff. Subjects are chosen and arrangements are made to meet the needs of individual students.

History of England Continued

Beginning with 1689, this course continues the analysis of political, social, and cultural trends in England to the present time. Emphasis is placed on the recent period of imperial development, breakdown, and resultant problems. Lectures, readings, and individual research comprise course requirements.

Independent Study

This course is an opportunity for the interested student with a good scholastic record to pursue independently the study of a subject while under the direction of a member of the professional staff. Subjects are chosen and arrangements are made to meet the needs of individual students.

Great Lives

Lives of key individuals who have helped shape the course of history along with description of the nature, method, problems, and impact of the biographical approach to history. The specific topic will change from semester to semester. For either humanities or social science credit. Course may be repeated for credit toward graduation up to six credit hours.

Encounter with the Arts

This course is designed to introduce students to the performing arts. Students must be able to attend specific exhibits and performances in art, theatre, music, dance, and cinema in the evening and on weekends. Classroom activities will be based on the lecture/discussion format. Humanities credit. Lab Fee

Architectural History – Late 19th Century to 1959

The styles and developments in architecture are chronicled from the late 1800s until 1959, paralleling the life of American architect Frank Lloyd Wright. His works will be compared and contrasted with the work of other architects of the same time period, both nationally and internationally. Lab Fee