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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
The origin and development of the contemporary political, economic, and social institutions of the state of Michigan. The relation of this history of the state to that of the nation is stressed.
An interdisciplinary study of various world civilizations in Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Europe from 1500 C.E. (Common Era) to the present. This course will use a comparative approach to study a variety of global themes and patterns over time. Humanities or social science credit.
An interdisciplinary study of various world civilizations in Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Europe from 10,000 B.C.E. (Before Common Era) to 1500 C.E. (Common Era). This course will use a comparative approach to study a variety of global themes and patterns over time. Humanities or social science credit.
This course is a survey of the major developments in European Civilization from the mid-1600s to the present. Selected political, economic, social, religious, intellectual, and aesthetic elements from the scientific revolution to the contemporary world will be considered. The impact of revolution, nationalism, and world war upon recent world events will be emphasized. The course will also include the interchange of ideas between Asia, Africa, and the West.