Carroll College, Helena Montana

Course Descriptions

European Studies Courses

ENLT 215 Introduction to Literature  3 CR
This course will introduce students to the basic reading and analytical skills needed to understand and appreciate literature. Students will become familiar with reading different literary genres (prose, poetry, and drama) and learn to use basic terms and techniques of literary analysis. They will develop multiple interpretations and responses to literary texts and support their interpretation and responses with textual evidence, both in discussions and writing. Also, they will discover how texts communicate cultural values and ideas through a variety of approaches to the reading and appreciation of literature. Offerings each semester range from an overview of literature through conventional genres to exploration of a limited historical period or topic in literature.  Prerequisite: ENWR 102. This course will be taught every semester.

ENLT 423 Shakespeare  3 CR
A study of the dramatic and poetic art of William Shakespeare. Plays from both the Elizabethan and Jacobean periods will be selected to illustrate the development of the author’s style and theatrical conventions, with representation from the histories, the comedies, the Roman plays, the tragedies, the problem plays, and the late romances. Students will develop their critical faculties by applying a variety of recent approaches to Shakespearean scholarship. Prerequisite:  ENWR 102 and ENLE 200. The ENLE 200 requirement is waived for Performing Arts majors and minors of junior or senior status. Spring semester

FR 302 French Literature Through the 18th Century  3 CR
A study of representative oral and written passages from various authors of French literature from the Middle Ages through the 18th century. Analysis of the readings and listening program in both discussions and compositions. The course also covers the arts and the history of that period. Spring 2012. Satisfes CORE literature. Fulflls global diversity and writing intensive requirement.

FR 401-402 French Lit. of the 19th & 20th Centuries  6 CR
A study of representative oral and written passages from various French authors of the 19th century (FR 401) and the 20th century (FR 402). Analysis of readings and listening programs in discussions and compositions. The course also covers the arts and history of that period. Prerequisite:  FR 204 or equivalent. Fall 2009-Spring 2010. Satisfes CORE literature. Fulflls global diversity and writing intensive requirement.

Gm 405 Neuigkeiten in Deutschland  1-3 CR
This course focuses on a specifc author, literary genre, social or political issue, or other contemporary theme. Uses literature as the foundation for course work. Prerequisite:  GM 204 or equivalent. Each semester. Fulflls global diversity requirement.

SP 401-402  Culture and Literature of Spain I and II  6 CR
This course is a survey of the history, civilization and literature of Spain from ancient to modern times. The course covers the arts, literature, economics, education, and geography, as well as important events that have shaped the psychology of the Spanish people. Prerequisite: SP 305 or consent of the instructor. Offered at the discretion of the Department.  Satisfes CORE literature. Fulflls global diversity requirement. 

Phil 202 Medieval Philosophy  3 CR
Latin thought from early Christian times through the late Middle Ages and Renaissance. Emphasis on the great neo-Platonic and neo-Aristotelian syntheses. Some acquaintance with Plato and Aristotle would be helpful. Spring semester.

Phil 256 Social and Political Philosophy  3 CR
A critical review of theories of political, social, and economic organization. Analysis of the philosophical foundations of these accounts and their consequences. Spring semester.  

Phil 303 Modern Philosophy  3 CR
The leading participants in the philosophical dialogue of the 17th though 19th centuries, including British empiricism, Continental rationalism, and German idealism. Prerequisite:  Previous philosophy course or consent of instructor. Fall semester; odd-numbered years.

HI 205 Nineteenth-century Europe  3 CR
A survey of the major political, social, economic and intellectual developments from 1789-1914.  Offered fall semester, even years.

HI 303   Renaissance History  3 CR
A history of the Renaissance in Europe from the beginning of the 14th century to the middle of the 16th century, with emphasis on the intellectual and cultural achievements of that period. Fall semester, odd-numbered years.

HI 304 The Reformation and Age of Exploration  3 CR
A history of the Reformation from the beginning of the 16th century to the middle of the 17th century, including a treatment of the complex political, economic, social, and cultural milieu in which religious differences arose. Emphasis is on the theological disputes which shattered the unity of medieval Christendom. Spring semester, even-numbered years.

HI 307 The Cold War in Historical Perspective  3 CR
This course will examine the history of the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union from its origins during and after World War II to the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. The political, economic, ideological, and strategic aspects of the conflict will also be examined. While much of the focus will be on the diplomatic tensions between the superpowers that brought the world to the brink of nuclear war, the various impacts of the Cold War on Europe, Asia, and the rest of the globe will also be examined, helping to uncover the ways in which the Cold War's legacy continues to shape our world today. Spring semester, odd-numbered years. Fulfills the writing intensive requirement.

HI 312 History of Modern Ireland 3 CR
This course begins with the first settlers to Ireland over 9,000 years ago and ends in the present.  Under consideration will be the rich diversity that has shaped Irish history, including the Celts, Christianity, the native Irish, English settlers, Protestantism, famine, music, sports, literature, the Irish Republican Brotherhood/Army, the division of Ireland, and much more.  Offered fall semester, even years.

HI 382 The Second World War Era 3 CR                                                                                                                 This class will explore the Second World War era in considerable depth.  The origins of the war, the military dimension of the conflict, the Holocaust, and the impact of the war away from the front lines will be the themes of the course.  The diversity of experiences between 1939 and 1945 is striking.  This course does not attempt to be a survey, but rather will seek to give students an opportunity to examine some of the most signficant and controversial issues of the period.  Offered fall semester, even-numbered years.