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Department of History and Philosophy

Montana State University
P.O. Box 172320
Bozeman, MT 59717-3440

Tel: (406) 994-4395
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Location: Wilson Hall 2-155

Department Chair

Dr. David Cherry

History, Philosophy and Religious Studies Courses and Syllabi

Please Note: Past Syllabi are for informational purposes only. Course content, including required textbooks, varies semester to semester based on faculty. Syllabi are intended to give students a general idea of the course. Students enrolled in courses should use the syllabus they receive from their professor.

History Courses and Past Syllabi

HSTA 101IH American History I

HSTR 101IH Western Civilization I

HSTA 102IH American History II

HSTR 102IH Western Civilization II

HSTR 130D Latin American History

HSTR 135D Modern Middle East

HSTR 140D Modern Asia

HSTR 145D Reinventing Japan

HSTA 160D Introduction to the American West

HSTR 160D Modern World History

HSTR 205CS The World Environment (online)

HSTR 207CS Science & Technology in World History

HSTR 208RH Science, Environment, Technology

HSTR 282CS Darwinian Revolution

HSTR 302 Ancient Greece

HSTR 304 Ancient Rome

HSTA 311 Early America

HSTA 316 American Civil War Era

HSTA 318 Gilded Age to 1940

HSTA 322 American History: WWII to Present

HSTR 322 19th Century Europe

HSTR 324 20th Century Europe

HSTR 330 History of Mexico

HSTR 340 Age of the Shoguns

HSTR 342 Japans Long 19th Centruy

HSTR 345 Modern China

HSTR 346 Modern India

HSTR 350 Modern Britain

HSTR 353 Modern France

HSTR 359 Russia to 1917

HSTR 362 Modern Germany

HSTR 366 Middle East/20th Century

HSTR 372 The World at War

HSTR 375 Eurasian Borderlands

HSTR 376 Twentieth Century War

HSTA 406 McCarthy/Ike/Truman

HSTA 407 Gender in US & Canadian West

HSTR 407 Soviet Union: Rise & Fall

HSTA 408 Gender in America

HSTA 409 Food in America

HSTA 412 American Thought and Culture

HSTR 415 Gender & Technology

HSTA 416 Race, Class & Jazz in America

HSTR 417 Early Modern Science

HSTR 419 Modern Science

HSTR 423 European Intellectual History

HSTR 425 Mapping the World

HSTR 430 Latin American Social History

HSTR 431 Race in Latin America

HSTR 432 Colonial Latin America

HSTR 433 Latin American Perspectives

HSTR 434 Gender in Latin America

HSTR 443 Gender in Asia

HSTR 444 Gender in Japan

HSTR 445 Environment, Health and Science in Japan

HSTR 446 Science and Medicine in China

HSTA 450 (NASX 450) History of American Indians

HSTA 460 Montana and the West

HSTA 464 Trans-Mississippi West

HSTA 468 History of Yellowstone

HSTR 468 Making of Modern Turkey

HSTA 470 American Environmental History

HSTR 482 Animal Histories

HSTA 482 History of American Technology

HSTR 484 World Environmental History

HSTR 486 Museum History

HSTA 491 Historic Preservation

HSTR 491 Colonial Africa

HSTR 499R Senior Seminar *course subject varies by semester


Philosophy Courses and Past Syllabi

PHL 101IH Introduction to Philosophy: Reason & Reality (Demetriades)

PHL 101IH Introduction to Philosophy: Reason & Reality (Valeriano)

PHL 110IH Introduction to Ethics: Problems of Good & Evil (Demetriades)

PHL 110IH Introduction to Ethics: Problems of Good & Evil (Valeriano)

PHL 103D (AMST 101) Philosophy and Popular Culture

PHL 205CS Other Animals

PHL 212RH Moraltiy and Society

PHL 236Q Logic

PHL 242CS Science/Pseudo-Science and Subjectivity

PHL 255D Philosophy and Culture

PHL 270 Philosophies of Asia

PHL 278CS Origins of Life

PHL 304 Metaphysics

PHL 308 Language and the World

PHL 310 Moral Theory

PHL 312 Contemporary Moral Problems

PHL 321 Philosophy & Biomedical Ethics

PHL 322 Philosophy & Environmental Ethics

PHL 327 Aesthetics and the Arts

PHL 328 Philosophy and Film

PHL 342 Approaches to Epistemology

PHL 345 Philosophy of Science

PHL 350RH State, Community and Individual

PHL 351 Philosophy and Feminism

PHL 353 Philosophy and Technology

PHL 354 Philosophy of Race

PHL 361RH History of Philosophy: Ancient and Medieval

PHL 362 History of Philosophy: Modern

PHL 364 Contemporary Philosophy

PHL 365 Philosophy of Mind and Consciousness

PHL 370 Philosophy of Religion

PHL 383 Reason and Revolution

PHL 385 Existentialism and After

PHL 491 Philosophy of Law

PHL 494: Seminar (Epistemology of Science) *course subject varies by semester

PHL 494: Seminar (Transhumanism) *course subject varies by semester


Religious Studies Courses and Past Syllabi

RLST 100D Introduction to the Study of Religion

RLST 110D Religion, Conflict, and Politics

RLST 201 Islam

RLST 202D Hindu Traditions

RLST 203D Buddhist Traditions

RLST 204IH Introduction to the Hebrew Bible

RLST 205IH Introduction to the New Testament

RLST 206IH Origins of God

RLST 207IH Myth and Belief

RLST 217IH Religion, Science, and Environment

RLST 220IH Interpretation of American Religion

RLST 223IH Sacrifice, Rite, and Ritual

RLST 321 Religion and Gender

RLST 325 Religion and Literature

RLST 326 Topics in Religion

RLST 330 Ancient Egypt

RLST 332 Religion and Archaeology

RLST 370 Philosophy of Religion *offered as PHL 370

RLST 402 Natural/Unnatural/Supernatural

RLST 405 Text and Image

RLST 407 Violence and Religion

RLST 410 What is Religion?

RLST 494 Seminar: Rethinking Secularism

RLST 499R Seminar *course subject varies by semester

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