History (PAHS)

History (PAHS)

PAHS 2200  History of the British Monarchy  (3)  

This course focuses on the ways in which British monarchs have shaped political, social, economic, religious, and intellectual developments in Great Britain from the Romans to the present. Students will study historical, artistic, and literary portraits of Britain’s kings and queens, and view various media created about Britain’s Monarchs in order to gain a context for their reading. Students will also explore the Monarchy’s influence on the evolution of the English constitution over the millennia.

PAHS 2910  Special Topics  (3)  

Special topics in history.

PAHS 2911  Special Topics  (3)  

Special topic in history.

PAHS 3201  Warrior Kings of Medieval England  (3)  

The Plantagenet dynasty reigned over a blood-soaked era of English history from the Norman Conquest to the cusp of the Wars of the Roses. In this course students will explore this turbulent period, from the anarchy of King Stephen’s reign to the usurpation of the Crown by Henry of Bolingbroke. Along the way, the class will be introduced to the adventures of Eleanor of Aquitaine; her sons, Richard the Lionheart and bad King John; the Black Prince; John of Gaunt; and Henry V, the hero of Agincourt. As their tales unfold, England will experience Magna Carta, revolting barons and peasants, the Black Death, and the Crusades; emerging from the dark ages to become a vibrant kingdom on an international stage with the rise of parliamentary democracy and the power of the common man.

PAHS 3202  Wars of the Roses  (3)  

A series of civil wars that took place in England during the fifteenth century, the Wars of the Roses were the historical inspiration for George R.R. Martin’s book series which became HBO’s mega hit “Game of Thrones.” This course will help to explain the causes of the wars, the outcomes of the fighting, and the subsequent impact on society. Students will be introduced to a number of fascinating personalities, including Edward IV, Warwick the Kingmaker, and the enigmatic Richard III, Sources for discussion will include, among others, The Croyland Chronicle and the famous Paston Letters. This course will also provide an opportunity to consider the importance of archaeological evidence, in the light of recent excavations at Bosworth, Towton, and Leicester.

PAHS 3300  French Revolution & Napoleon  (3)  

This course surveys the political, social, economic, and cultural history of France from the origins of the French Revolution to the collapse of the First Empire in 1815. French society experienced more varied and radical changes during this period than at any other time in its history. These changes, expressed in ideas, inventions, and politics, went on to reshape the face of Europe.

PAHS 3750  History of Rock & Roll  (3)  

The purpose of this course is to examine the place that rock ‘n’ roll has occupied in American culture. The central question is why a musical and cultural form once dismissed as a “passing fad” has been a very visible (and audible) part of our culture for over sixty years, despite considerable resistance.

PAHS 3830  Special Topics  (3)  

Special topics in history.

PAHS 3831  Special Topics  (3)  

Special topics in history. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

PAHS 3930  Special Topics  (3)  

Special topics in history.

PAHS 4010  Special Topics- History  (3)  

Special topics in history.