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The course offerings at Clarion University of PA go through an extensive review process by the Committee on Courses and Programs of Study (CCPS).  This course offerings list is a comprehensive list of courses that could be offered; it does not mean they are currently being offered.

For a complete list of courses offered on the current or upcoming schedules, see the Registrar's page Schedule of Classes.

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Course Id (currently sorted in Ascending order) Course TitleCourse Description
HIST 363
Hist Of American Labor
Examines the history of American working men and women from the colonial period to the present. Explores the growth of the trade union movement and its socio-political and economic impact, and the nature of the work performed by labor and the way lab,oring people have lived. On demand.|
HIST 366
Russia Since 1815
Examines Russia's development during the 19th and 20th centuries. First part of course focuses on Russia and its people under the czar and the drift to revolution. Second part of course focuses on Soviet society and communism in theory and practice.|
HIST 367
Comparative Slavery
Introduces students to the history and diverse nature of slavery in North America and the Caribbean. Students analyze how the institution of slavery changed over time and differed by geographic region. Includes origins of the Atlantic slave trade and, the Caribbean's central role, interstate slave trade, slave cultures and communities, differences between rural and urban slavery, slave hiring, slaveholding by free people of color, and interlocked relationships between white people and people of c,olor. Prerequisite: HIST 120 or permission of instructor. Alternate years.|
HIST 369
African-Amer Hist 1865 To Pres
A survey of African-American history from 1865 to the present, with an emphasis on the evolving role of black people in the political, economic, social, and cultural development of the U.S. This course includes a close examination of the junctures i,n American history where the struggle to improve African-American life took on new meaning for society at large.|
HIST 370
History Of Mid East
Study of the early classical era by way of an advanced intensive exploration of the civilization in the Mediterranean East and Middle East. Introduces the religion of Judaism and Christianity in their political setting, and examines the cultural cont,ributions of the Semites, Greeks, and Romans. Stresses the Islamic age. Emphasizes modern identification of the countries that make this an explosive part of the world--Jordan, Israel, Lebanon, Iran, Iraq, Arabia, Syria, Egypt - and their relationshi,p to the great powers. On demand.|
HIST 371
Am Popular Cult, 1865-Pres
This course examines popular culture in the U.S. from the Civil War to the present, focusing specifically on its relationship to consumption, leisure, politics, race, class, gender, social movements, celebrity, and the corporate world. Topics are dr,awn from varied arenas of popular culture including sports, film, literature, art, theater music, photography, tourism, amusement venues, and advertising, among others. Prerequisite: HIST 121. Fall or Spring, alternate years.|
HIST 372
The American Revolution
This course provides undergraduates with a detailed narrative of the American Revolution. It evaluates the causes and consequences of the colonial rebellion against the British Empire in North America, and assesses the preconditions, constraints, an,d outcomes of the struggle for independence. Particular attention is given to the clash of values, interests, and ambitions that transformed the thirteen colonies into the United States. Moreover, significant themes of cultural, economic, military,, diplomatic, and political conflict are explored. Prerequisite: HIST 120. Fall or spring, alternate years.|
HIST 388
U.S. 1920 - 1960
This course surveys the principle social, political, cultural, and economic developments in American Society from 1920 to 1960. Topics include: social tensions and social conflicts during the 1920s; the impact of the Great Depression and the signifi,cance of the New Deal; isolationism and internationalism; America during World War II; the Cold War; McCarthyism; the Rise of the Civil Rights Movement; and the Affluent Society.|
HIST 389
U.S. 1960 To The Present
This course introduces students to the political, economic, social, and cultural forces that shaped America from 1960 to the present. Topics include John Kennedy and the New Frontier; Lyndon Johnson and the Great Society; the modern civil rights mov,ement; American involvement in Vietnam; the counterculture; Richard Nixon and Watergate; the end of the Cold War; the feminist and environmental movements; the New Right of the 19080s and the New Liberalism of the 1990s; and the Gulf War and war on t,errorism, among others.|
HIST 398
Quant Meth For Historian
Applies statistical techniques to historical research. Students briefly review basic statistical techniques; investigate, in depth, the application of statistical manipulation to historical data; and explore current historical research employing thes,e methods. Introduces students to computer applications of statistics through a social science software package in a hands-on lab. Focuses on the capabilities, appropriateness, and limitations of quantitative methods within the historical discipline., Prerequisite: CIS 217 and PSY 230 or ECON 221 or MATH 221 or 222.|
HIST 402
Independent Studies
Variable credit course gives students the opportunity to explore an area of special interest in history not covered by existing courses through field experience or independent study. Focus can be an historical topic and/or the development of skills t,hat aid historical research. Prior to enrolling in the course, students must develop a study plan in conjunction with the faculty member willing to serve as supervisor. The student will work under the direction of an appropriate faculty member. Credi,t will be given only when the project has been completed to the satisfaction of the project advisor. On demand.|
HIST 410
Historiography
Introduces historical method and theory. Explores a variety of interpretive theories and specialized approaches employed by contemporary historians to traditional and non-traditional problems. Emphasizes development of the student's critical abilitie,s. Permission of instructor required. Fall, annually.|
HIST 432
Vietnam War
This course examines U.S. involvement in Vietnam from 1945 to the present, with a primary focus on the Vietnam War and its political, economic, social, and cultural impact upon American society. Topics covered include the roots of Vietnamese revolut,ionary thought , the rise of Ho Chi Minh and communism in Vietnam, the French-Indochina War, U.S. military engagements from 1965 through 1973, the political and cultural antiwar movement in America, the peace accords, and the aftermath of the conflic,t, among others.|
HIST 460
Hist Of Religion In The U.S.
A study of American religious history from the colonial period to the present. Examines the histories of individual religious institutions and their interaction within their social and intellectual context, focusing upon the paradox of mainstream Ame,rican Protestantism within a pluralistic religious culture. Prerequisite: HIST 120 or permission of instructor. On demand.|
HIST 481
France: 1483-1715
Examines the significant political, cultural, social and religious developments in France from the accession of Charles VIII to the death of Louis XIV. No prerequisite. Alternate years.|
HIST 511
Sem In Anc & Medieval Europe
Survey of major historical problems in the history of ancient and medieval Europe (c. 3000 B.C.E.?1300 C.E.). Much attention devoted to historiographic problems in secondary scholarship as well as to primary sources. Students will write an in-depth p,aper or lesson plan. Course may be taken twice (with consent of instructor).|
HIST 512
Seminar In Early Modern Europe
Survey of major historical problems in the history of early modern Europe (1300?1789). Much attention devoted to historiographic problems in secondary scholarship as well as to primary sources. Students will write an in-depth paper or lesson plan. Co,urse may be taken twice (with consent of instructor).|
HIST 513
Seminar In Modern Europe
Survey of major historical problems in the history of modern Europe (1789?present). Much attention devoted to historiographic problems in secondary scholarship as well as to primary sources. Students will write an in-depth paper or lesson plan. Cours,e may be taken twice (with consent of instructor).|
HIST 520
Seminar In U.S. Hist To 1877
Survey of major historical problems in the history of the United States from colonial times to 1877. Much attention devoted to historiographic problems in secondary scholarship as well as to primary sources. Students will write an in-depth paper or,lesson plan. Course may be taken twice (with consent of instructor).|
HIST 521
Sem In U.S. History Since 1877
Survey of major historical problems in the history of the United States from 1877 to the present. Much attention devoted to historiographic problems in secondary scholarship as well as to primary sources. Students will write an in-depth paper or les,son plan. Course may be taken twice (with consent of instructor).|
HIST 530
Non-Western History
Survey of major historical problems in the the area of African, Asian, or Latin American history (depending on the instructor). Much attention devoted to historiographic problems in secondary scholarship as well as to primary sources. Students will,write an in-depth paper or lesson plan. Course may be taken twice (with consent of instructor).|
HIST 532
Vietnam War
This course examines U.S. involvement in Vietnam from 1945 to the present, with a primary focus on the Vietnam War and its political, economic, social, and cultural impact upon American society. Topics covered include the roots of Vietnamese revolut,ionary thought, the rise of Ho Chi Minh and communism in Vietnam, the French-Indochina War, U.S. military engagements from 1965 through 1973, the political and cultural antiwar movement in America, the peace accords, and the aftermath of the conflict,, among others. Prerequisite: Graduate student standing or permission of instsructor|
HIST 562
The Holocaust
Explores the social policy of Nazi Germany as it was applied to various minority groups. Includes an examination of the evolution of the concentration camp from political prisons to death factories. Special attention is paid to the experience of th,e Jewish victims.|
HIST 700
Thesis
Independent research project on an approved topic supervised by a faculty member. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. On demand.|
HON 125
Modes of Discourse
Interdisciplinary course integrates the student's production of both written and spoken discourse. Alternative method of teaching communication draws upon the skills of instructors from English and Speech, Communication & Theatre. Taken by freshman e,nrolled in the Honors Program, and will replace ENG 111 and SCT 113. (Not open to students who have taken ENG 111 or SCT 113.)|
HON 128
Modes of Discourse
An interdisciplinary course which aims to integrate the student's production of both written and spoken discourse. This course is an alternative method of teaching communication, and draws upon the skills of instructors from English and Speech Commu,nication. Taken by freshmen enrolled in the Honors Program, this course replaces both ENG 111 and SC 113. (Not open to students who have taken ENG 111 or SC 113.)|
HON 129
Modes of Discourse
An interdisciplinary course which aims to integrate the student's production of both written and spoken discourse. This course is an alternative method of teaching communication, and draws upon the skills of instructors from English and Speech Commu,nication. Taken by freshmen enrolled in the Honors Program, this course replaces both ENG 111 and SC 113. (Not open to students who have taken ENG 111 or SC 113.)|
HON 130
Spec Topics: Arts & Humanities
This Interdisciplinary course in the humanities is required of students enrolled in the Honors Program. Focuses is on human values, beliefs, and accomplishments as expressed in art, music, literature, philosophy, and religion.|
HON 131
Classic Works Requirement
This interdisciplinary course is designed as an alternative humanities offering to HON 130. Students must fulfill a requirement of attendance of music, dance, theatre, and film events, as well as a literature component. Course will be offered on an, as needed basis.|
HON 230
Speci Topics: Sci/Math
Interdisciplinary course in the natural sciences and/or mathematics. Focuses on basic principles in the natural sciences and/or mathematics and their development within the context of human civilization. Required of students in the Honors Program.|