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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

Architectural History – Post World War II to Present

The styles and developments in architecture are chronicled from the period of time just prior to World War II until the present time. Modern American architects and their architecture will be compared and contrasted to those of the same time period internationally. Lab Fee

African American History

This course will focus on the African American experience since the era of the Civil War. Major emphasis will be placed on the background and development of the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s. An overview of the contributions of African Americans to American culture will be explored, as well as the sociocultural obstacles faced by this minority group.

History of Rock and Roll

This course explores modern history through the examination and analysis of rock and roll music. Particular emphasis will be placed on the role of race, gender, class, economic conditions and politics in rock and roll music as a reflection of, and influence on, the wider issues and movements in American society.

History of Africa

This course is a study of the historical, geographic, economic, political and social institutions of the various African countries and territories. The course examines and analyzes factors contributing to unique conditions of African society, past and present.

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.

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.

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.