History

Classes

HIST-200: History and Cultures of Asia

An examination of the major historical and geographical developments in Asia and ways in which these developments have affected the creation of various cultural patterns. Topics include the plurality of cultures of Asia, and global interdependency and reactions to it. Offered at CIA Singapore only.

HIST-205: History and Cultures of Europe

An exploration of the major historical and philosophical developments that have shaped the European and western experience. Topics include the European Union, Christianity, systems of government, Enlightenment, Revolution, and Nationalism.

HIST-210: History and Cultures of the Americas

An examination of the major historical and cultural underpinnings of the societies that constitute the Americas. Inherent in this endeavor is an effort to understand not only the culture of the United States but also those of Latin America. As we proceed through the twenty-first century, the global community takes on increased significance; therefore, it is imperative that we understand the historical and cultural developments of other nations.

HIST-215: Origins to Empires

This course introduces students to the processes of historical investigation. Causation, continuity, and change provide the context of the global historical experience through primary sources, maps, and secondary readings. These historical tools foster an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the past by integrating the history of peoples in a global context. Course content begins with the rise of Homo sapiens, ends with the rise of empires, and focuses on topics that include the relationships between the natural world and civilizations, cultures and institutions, and the power relationships involved. As well, students in the course will examine the creation and evolution of knowledge and ideas over time, and the roles of geography, politics, economics, philosophy, and religion in societies.

HIST-220: Medieval to Age of Revolution

Students study the processes of historical investigation in this course. Causation, continuity, and change provide the context of the global historical experience through primary sources, maps, and secondary readings. These historical tools foster an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the past by integrating the history of peoples in a global context. The course begins with the Medieval period and ends with comparative revolutions. It focuses on topics that include the interrelationship between institutions and cultures and the power dynamics involved; challenges to the political and economic status quo; the growing interconnectedness of the world; and new ideas about identity, equality, and power.

HIST-225: The Modern World

Students in this course learn the processes of historical investigation. Causation, continuity, and change provide the context of the global historical experience through primary sources, maps, and secondary readings. These historical tools foster an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the past by integrating the history of peoples in a global context. The course begins with Romanticism and the impact of modern nationalism, and considers the global impacts of the Industrial Revolution and Imperialism, and of the quest for domination through world war. Finally, the course examines the development of cultural politics, and shifting values and beliefs over autonomy.