Abubaker Saad, Chair
Warner Hall 219, Midtown Campus
(203) 837-8905 (fax)
Tina Maripuu, Department Secretary
Warner Hall 224, Midtown Campus
(203) 837-8905 (fax)
|A. Saad, Chr.||K.C. Gutzman||T. Hunter|
|M. May||M. Nolan||B. Peretti|
|E. Roman||W. Wilcox|
|J. Ball||A. Blau||R. Carrizzo|
|G. Coleman||A. Corini||S. Flanagan|
|J. Frankle||L. Friedman||F. Gillespie|
|H. Janick||S. Kruzansky||J. Leopold|
|G. Linabury||S. Mersand||J. Palencsar|
|M. Rossi||T. Stramiello||J. Sutich|
|R. Sutich||J. Szablewicz||T.Tuttle|
|P. Vermilyea||S. Walens|
Courses in the department are designed to meet the needs of all students. In order to understand today's issues and problems-in the west and throughout the world-it is important to have a firm grasp on the foundations of our global society, to know the history and culture of America, of Europe and of the world.
In keeping with the mission statement of Western Connecticut State University, the Department of History and Non-Western Cultures provides students with a comprehensive liberal arts education that prepares our majors for the job market and beyond. Our mission is to help students develop expertise in analyzing historical themes and to prepare them for employment in teaching or other specialized fields such as business, journalism, and law, or for graduate work in history.
Our goals are:
Secondary Education: History
(Social Studies Endorsement)
Elementary Education: History, American Studies
See page 75 for requirements.
Completion of all general education requirements, the courses and credits listed below and additional free electives to total a minimum of 122 semester hours, including foreign language and physical education.
HIS 294 Introduction to Historical Research
HIS 186 Europe: Ancient and Medieval
HIS 187 Modern Europe
HIS 148 American History: To 1877
HIS 149 American History: Since 1877
HIS 350 Historiography
Four advanced level history courses (200 and above)
Two 100 level non-western culture courses
HIS 490 Senior Seminar
See page 104 for requirements.
Two courses at the 100 level
Four courses at the 200 level
HIS 294, HIS 148, HIS 149
Three advanced courses in American history
HIS 294, HIS 186, HIS 187
Three advanced courses in European history
AAS 100, AAS 350
In addition, twelve (12) semester hours must be selected from the following courses:
SOC 200, AAS/NWC 109, AAS/NWC 113, AAS/HIS 219, AAS/GEO 251, AAS/HIS 284, AAS/HIS 285
The minor in religion studies provides the opportunity for students to explore the teachings of some major religions and to analyze the historical, cultural, social, literary and philosophic impact of religion on individuals and societies.
Eighteen (18) credits from the approved list of courses are required. To ensure the interdisciplinary nature of this minor, students must take courses in at least two different fields, i.e., they must take courses with at least two different department labels.
In the last or next to last class required to complete the minor sequence, a student wishing to receive a minor in religion studies will be required to submit a thoughtful written discussion reflecting back over the course of study which a)proposes a significant question (or questions) which has (have) taken on particular importance for the student over the course of studies in the religion studies minor; b) traces the development of the student's interest in the line of inquiry set out by the question(s); c) provides some textually referential grounds upon which elements of the inquiry have begun to take shape for the student.
A student who for some valid reason does not complete this project in class must contact a member of the ad hoc committee on religion studies and work with this faculty member to complete this final project for the minor.
Awarding the minor to the student is contingent upon acceptance of the student's written and oral presentation, i.e., his or her discussion of this paper with the faculty member with whom he or she is working. The faculty member who supervises this final project will report his/her approval or disapproval to the chair of the Department of History and Non-Western Cultures and give the chair a copy of the final product.
ENG 223 Sacred Texts as Literature
HIS 245 Egypt of the Pharaohs
HIS 246 Judaism
HIS 270 Christianity
HIS 383 Islam
HIS 287 History of Chinese Religions
HUM 113 Comparative Religions
PHI 202 Philosophy of Religion
PHI 218 Introduction of Asian Philosophy
SOC/ANT 232 Religion and Culture
SOC/ANT 241 Socio-Cultural Survey of Indian Religions
SOC/ANT 242 Buddhism and Culture