CHIN 214 Introduction to Chinese Culture

This course introduces students to Chinese civilization and culture from the multiple perspectives of geography, history, philosophy,
language, literature, religion, art, people, society, and general ways of life. Major concerns will include, but are not restricted to, forms of
material and spiritual culture that have developed and changed through China’s continuous traditions; individual and collective values
that underlie social life, political organization, economics systems, family structure, human relationships, and individual behavior; and

HIST 216 Industrialism, Nationalism, and Imperialism: Europe, 1815-1914

Major Requirement: History of Europe

This course examines the impact of industrialization on the social, political, and intellectual life of Europe. The combination of nationalist idealism and the realism of state power that produced the unifications of Italy and Germany will be critically examined. The course will also examine the nationalist and imperialist rivalries that drove the European states to the brink of war after the turn of the century. (Course offered in alternate years.)

HIST 217 The Age of Extremes: European Culture and Society in the Twentieth Century

Major Requirement: History of Europe

By focusing on the experiences of ordinary people and significant shifts in their values, we will study how Europe evolved through what one historian has called an “age of extremes” in the twentieth century. Central issues will include the experience and legacies of “total war,” daily life under Nazi rule and in the Communist countries of Eastern Europe, the psychological impact of the Great Depression, and the various ways in which people struggled to redefine themselves as Europe faded from a position of world dominance.

ART 220 Classical Archaeology

This course will address the material remains of the ancient Mediterranean, including Mesopotamia, Egypt, the Aegean, Greece, Etruria, and Rome. By examining the history of the rediscovery of the classical world we will come to understand “How do we know what we know about antiquity?” through the personalities and methodologies of more than two centuries of archaeological practice.