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Syllabus Examples

Purdue University regularly offers 5 different undergraduate survey courses that attempt to cover American, European, and Global History from the beginning of time to present. Of course, these classes barely scratch the surface. Instructors simply cannot cover every person, place, and event that ever existed. To learn more information, students are encouraged to take more specialized 200, 300, and 400 level courses related to their areas of interest and depending on their academic year. If you have any questions about the syllabi samples below, please do not hesitate to contact the instructors.

HIST 103 - Introduction to the Medieval World

Purdue Course Catalog Description:
Barbarians, kings, queens, peasants, witches, saints, teachers, students, heretics, Moslems, Jews, Christians, love, death, monks, farm life, city life, ordinary men, women, and children as Europe develops from A.D. 500 to 1500.

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HIST 104 - Introduction to the Modern World

Purdue Course Catalog Description:
Traces the expansion of Europe into the Americas, Africa, and Asia. The French Revolution, nationalism, and the development of western European states from the era of the Reformation to the present are studied.

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HIST 105 - Survey of Global History

Purdue Course Catalog Description:
A survey of the interaction between the civilizations of Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas since 1500, with attention to cultural comparisons over time, and to the implications of global independence for the environment, health, economy, and geopolitics.

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HIST 151 - American History to 1877 

Purdue Course Catalog Description:
A study of the development of American political, economic, and social institutions from the early explorations and colonial settlements through Reconstruction.

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HIST 152 - American History from 1877

Purdue Course Catalog Description:
A study of the growth of the United States from 1877 to the present. The new industrialism, agrarian problems, depression, the New Deal, the two world wars, the cold war, and similar topics are analyzed.

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