History (HIST)

HIST-101 GEM6 course AASID course WCHE course History of Civilization to 1500
3 Credits

Lecture: 3 hours per week

Offering: Fall, Spring, and Summer, All Years

This course explores important chapters of the human past from the earliest civilizations through the 15th century. The course considers how people, environment, social movements, religion, political ideologies, and philosophical ideas have shaped human society. This course is recommended for students seeking a broad background of general knowledge, whether as the foundation of a liberal arts education, out of curiosity, or to be well informed. It develops critical thinking skills essential in every career.

Recommended Prerequisites: College level reading and writing skills.

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HIST-102 GEM6 course AASID course WCHE course History of Civilization Since 1500
3 Credits

Lecture: 3 hours per week

Offering: Fall, Spring, and Summer, All Years

This course explores important chapters of the human past from the Voyages of Discovery in the 15th century to the 20th century. The course considers how people, environment, social movements, religion, political ideologies, and philosophical ideas have shaped human society. This course is recommended for students seeking a broad background of general knowledge, whether as the foundation of a liberal arts education, out of curiosity, or to be well informed. It develops critical thinking skills essential in every career.

Recommended Prerequisites: College level reading and writing skills.

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HIST-103 GEM6 course AASID course WCHE course History of Civilization 20th Century
3 Credits

Lecture: 3 hours per week

Offering: Fall and Spring Only, All Years

This course explores the history of the world in the 20th century, beginning with the Berlin Conference in 1885 and continuing to the present. Emphasis will be placed on the causes and effects of the two World Wars, the dynamics of the Cold War, the rise of terrorism, and the role of the nation-state. Students are expected to read and write at college level and are required to participate in discussions.

Recommended Prerequisites: College level reading and writing skills.

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HIST-111 GEM6 course AASID course WCHE course U.S. History to 1876
3 Credits

Lecture: 3 hours per week

Offering: Fall, Spring, and Summer, All Years

This course offers a broad chronological overview of U.S. history with emphasis on the political, economic, social, and cultural currents from the Pre-Columbian period through post-Civil War Reconstruction (c. 1876). Attention is given to themes which illuminate current events.

Recommended Prerequisites: College level reading and writing

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HIST-112 GEM6 course AASID course WCHE course U.S. History After 1876
3 Credits

Lecture: 3 hours per week

Offering: Fall, Spring, and Summer, All Years

This course offers a broad chronological overview of U.S. History with emphasis on political, economic, social, and cultural currents from the Gilded Age (c. 1876) through the present. Attention is given to themes which illuminate current events.

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HIST-131 History of Latin America
3 Credits

Lecture: 3 hours per week

Offering: Fall and Spring Only, All Years

This course provides a survey of the historical development of Latin America from pre-Columbian times to the present day. The course examines the origins and legacies of economic, religious, and political institutions and the cultural and social contributions of Native Americans, Africans, and Europeans. Students are expected to read and write at college level and will be required to participate in discussions.

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HIST-141 History of Africa
3 Credits

Lecture: 3 hours per week

Offering: Fall Only, All Years

This course is an introductory survey of Africa history from ancient times to the present. The course covers traditional political systems and culture, the impact of Christianity and Islam, the economic and political intrusion of Europe, and the development of economic and political crises in contemporary Africa.

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HIST-211 GEM6 course AASID course WCHE course History of the Americas I: First Peoples And Colonial Period
3 Credits

Lecture: 3 hours per week

Offering: Fall and Spring Only, All Years

This course provides a comparative topical study of Indian cultures, European colonization, race relations, society, culture, economy, religion, and government in the Western Hemisphere from the first peoples to the wars of independence.

Prerequisites: ENGL-101

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HIST-212 GEM6 course AASID course WCHE course History of the Americas II: Since Independence
3 Credits

Lecture: 3 hours per week

Offering: Fall and Spring Only, All Years

This course provides a comparative topical study of the U.S., Canadian and Latin American nations from independence to the present within the broader context of the Western World. Emphasis will be placed on political, social and economic developments, minority experience and inter-American relations.

Pre/Corequisites: ENGL-101

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HIST-240 American Indian History
3 Credits

Lecture: 3 hours per week

Offering: Fall and Spring Only, All Years

This course provides a historical overview of post-contact Indian and non-Indian relations and their effect on Indian culture, including reactions, adaptations, and conflicts in social, political, and economic systems. Some emphasis will be placed on prominent Indian personages and geographical groups, their migrations and intertribal and U.S government relationships, including federal Indian policy. Students will gain a deeper sense of "nations" and an understanding of the importance of tribal heritage and identify from a historical perspective.

Prerequisites: ENGL-101

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HIST-241 History of the Lands of the Bible
3 Credits

Lecture: 3 hours per week

Offering: Fall Only, All Years

This course provides an in-depth study of the social, political, and cultural developments of the lands of the Bible; ancient Mesopotamia, Syria, Palestine, and Egypt. The class will consist of reading, discussion, lectures and media focusing on the issues and forces contributing to the history of the lands of the Bible.

Prerequisites: ENGL-101

Recommended Prerequisites: HIST-101

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HIST-243 History of Christianity I: Early and Medieval
3 Credits

Lecture: 3 hours per week

Offering: Fall Only, All Years

This course provides an in-depth study of the history of early and Medieval Christianity to c. 1500. The class will consist of reading, discussion, lectures and media focusing on the issues and forces contributing to the history of Christianity from the first century to the fifteenth century.

Prerequisites: ENGL-101

Recommended Prerequisites: HIST-101

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HIST-263 Many Spains: Historical Origins of Hispanic Civilization
3 Credits

Lecture: 3 hours per week

Offering: Spring Only, All Years

This course provides an in-depth study of the historical origins of Hispanic Civilization through the study of the history of the Iberian peoples. The class will consist of reading, discussion, lectures and media focusing on the social, cultural and historical forces that shaped the experience of the peoples that inhabit the Iberian peninsula.

Prerequisites: ENGL-101

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HIST-271 Civilization of Ancient Greece and Rome
3 Credits

Lecture: 3 hours per week

Offering: Spring Only, All Years

This course provides an in-depth study of the social, political, and cultural developments of the Mediterranean world during Greek and Roman times. The class will consist of reading, discussion, lectures and media focusing on the issues and forces contributing to the history and civilization of ancient Greece and Rome.

Prerequisites: ENGL-101

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HIST-273 Europe in the Middle Ages
3 Credits

Lecture: 3 hours per week

Offering: Spring Only, All Years

This course provides an in-depth study of the history of Europe between the 4th century and the 15th century. The class will consist of reading, discussion, lectures and media focusing on the issues and forces contributing to the history of Europe in the Middle Ages.

Prerequisites: ENGL-101

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HIST-290 The Historian's Craft
3 Credits

Lecture: 3 hours per week

Offering: Spring Only, All Years

This course provides an introduction to the discipline of history, to basic skills for research methodology, and to major schools of historical writing.

Prerequisites: ENGL-101

Pre/Corequisites: ENGL-102

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