History Courses (HIST) - Online Undergraduate

HIST 188 No Norwich Equivalent 6 Cr.

HIST 1XX History Elective 6 Cr.

This course is used for transfer when no equivalent Norwich course exists. This course indicates successful demonstration of the required History Competency.

HIST 210 History of US Constitution 3 Cr.

A study of the political, economic, and social contexts of the creation of the Constitution and the significant amendments to it. Emphasis is on the role of the judicial branch in constitutional matters; the effects of social change in the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries; and the impact of technology on contemporary constitutional issues.

HIST 288 No Norwich Equivalent 6 Cr.

HIST 310 Historical Studies 3 Cr.

This is an overview of the historical development of political, cultural and economic behavior of institutions within a specific geographical context. Students will focus on a specific region, e.g., the Middle East, Latin America, Sub-Sahara Africa or Asia. Students will explore and develop an in-depth understand of the history of a region and the impact of that history on current events. Pre-requisites: none.

HIST 388 No Norwich Equivalent 6 Cr.

HIST 3XX History Elective 3 Cr.

This course is used for transfer when no equivalent Norwich course exists.

HIST 402 Israeli-Palestinian Conflict 3 Cr.

This course provides an engrossing exposure to the themes and complexities of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Its focus is historical and conceptual, and requires students to apply their learning through critical evaluation of contemporary events and conditions. Participants learn the conflict’s history and grapple with recurring obstacles to peace, including practical issues of security as well as abstract issues of culture, identity, and religion. Students are required to view the conflict from both national communities’ perspectives and to critically analyze different models for resolving the conflict.

HIST 411 History of Diplomacy I 3 Cr.

This course provides students with a comprehensive overview and analysis of diplomacy and international relations from 1648 to 1914. The course focuses on the historical foundations of the modern state system and on the effects of globalization and its influence on decision-making in diplomacy. The course is offered three times per year and is eight weeks in length. Prerequisite: Permission of the program manager.

HIST 412 History of Diplomacy II 3 Cr.

This course provides students with a comprehensive overview and analysis of diplomacy and international relations from 1914 to the present. The course builds on the material covered in HIST 411 – History of Diplomacy I and focuses on the historical foundations of the modern state system and on the effects of globalization and its influence on decision-making in diplomacy. The course is offered three times per year and is eight weeks in length. Prerequisite: HIST 411.

HIST 425 AmericanForeignPolicy 20thCent 3 Cr.

In this course students gain an understanding of America’s rise as a global power in the twentieth century. Topics include the strategic elements of American foreign policy in the Western Hemisphere, American neutrality and subsequent involvement in World War I and II, and challenges faced by the United States during and after the Cold War. Students examine the diplomatic, political and military aspects that determined the foreign policy of the United States as it has participated in and shaped world history. Through discussions, readings and research assignments, students have the opportunity to think critically about the major foreign policy issues of the time period.

HIST 430 The Cold War Revisited: The Sullivan Seminar 3 Cr.

Students analyze the Cold War and its impact upon American and world history. Topics include: the diplomatic relationship between the United States and the Soviet Union; the various crises of the Cold War such as the Berlin Airlift and Cuban Missile Crisis; the efforts to end the Cold War made by various presidential administrations; and significant events in Russo-American relations over the last quarter century. The views and experiences of General Gordon R. Sullivan are added to the traditional historiography of the Cold War period. 3 Lecture hours per week. Pre-requisites: none. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

HIST 488 No Norwich Equivalent 6 Cr.

HIST XXX History Elective 100 Cr.