Course Descriptions

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HIST-101

History of Civilization to 1500

Credit(s): 3

History 101 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. It meets a social science requirement for A.A. and A.S. degrees. Lecture: 3 hours per week

HIST-102

History of Civilization Since 1500

Credit(s): 3

History 102 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. It meets a social science requirement for A.A. and A.S. degrees. Lecture: 3 hours per week

HIST-103

History of Civilization 20th Century

Credit(s): 3

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. Lecture: 3 hours per week

HIST-111

U.S. History to 1876

Credit(s): 3

HIST-111 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. This course serves as partial fulfillment of the social science requirement for A.A. and A.S. degrees and is transferable to regional four-year institutions. Lecture: 3 hours per week

HIST-112

U.S. History After 1876

Credit(s): 3

HIST-112 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. This course serves as partial fulfillment of the social science requirement for A.A. and A.S. degrees and is transferable to regional four-year institutions. Lecture: 3 hours per week

HIST-131

History of Latin America

Credit(s): 3

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. It meets a cultural diversity requirement for the A.A. degree or a social science requirement for the A.A., A.S., and A.A.S. degrees. Lecture: 3 hours per week

HIST-141

History of Africa

Credit(s): 3

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. Lecture: 3 hours per week

HIST-181

East Asian History and Civilization

Credit(s): 3

This course is a survey of East Asian history and civilization from ancient times to the present. It concentrates on East Asian contributions to civilizations. Areas to be covered are China, Korea, Japan and Southeast Asia. It meets a cultural diversity requirement for the A.A. degree or a social science requirement for the A.A., A.S., and A.A.S. degrees. Lecture: 3 hours per week

HIST-207A

Explorations in the History of Civilizations - History of Spain

Credit(s): 3

Topics in Explorations in the History of Civilizations vary by semester and will be determined annually by history faculty. This course provides an in-depth study of the history of Spain. The class will consist of reading, discussion, lectures and media focusing on the issues and forces contributing to the history of Spain. Lecture: 3 hours per week

HIST-207AA

Explorations in the History of Civilizations - Lands of the Bible

Credit(s): 3

Topics in Explorations in the History of Civilizations vary by semester and will be determined annually by history faculty. This course provides an in-depth study of the social, political, and cultural developments of the lands of the Bible; ancient Mesopotamia, Syria, Palenstine, 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. Lecture: 3 hours per week

HIST-207AB

Explorations in the History of Civilizations - Ancient Greece and Rome

Credit(s): 3

Topics in Explorations in the History of Civilizations vary by semester and will be determined annually by history faculty. 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 of Ancient Greece and Rome. Lecture: 3 hours per week

HIST-207B

Explorations in the History of Civilizations - British History

Credit(s): 3

Topics in Explorations in the History of Civilizations vary by semester and will be determined annually by history faculty. This course provides an in-depth study of British history. The class will consist of reading, discussion, lectures and media focusing on the issues and forces contributing to British history. Lecture: 3 hours per week

HIST-207CA

Explorations in the History of Civilizations - History of Christianity To 1500

Credit(s): 3

Topics in Explorations in the History of Civilizations vary by semester and will be determined annually by history faculty. This course provides an in-depth study of the history of Christianity to 1500. The class will consist of reading, discussion, lectures and media focusing on the issues and forces contributing to the history of Christianity to 1500. Lecture: 3 hours per week

HIST-207CB

Explorations in the History of Civilizations - History of Christianity From 1500

Credit(s): 3

Topics in Explorations in the History of Civilizations vary by semester and will be determined annually by history faculty. This course provides an in-depth study of the history of Christianity from 1500. The class will consist of reading, discussion, lectures and media focusing on the issues and forces contributing to the history of Christianity from 1500. Lecture: 3 hours per week

HIST-207D

Explorations in the History of Civilizations - Discoveries and European Expansion

Credit(s): 3

Topics in Explorations in the History of Civilizations vary by semester and will be determined annually by history faculty. This course provides an in-depth study of discoveries and European Expansion. The class will consist of reading, discussion, lectures and media focusing on the issues and forces contributing to discoveries and European expansion. Lecture: 3 hours per week

HIST-207E

Explorations in the History of Civilizations - Europe in the Middle Ages

Credit(s): 3

Topics in Explorations in the History of Civilizations vary by semester and will be determined annually by history faculty. This course provides an in-depth study of the history of Europe in the Middle Ages. 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. Lecture: 3 hours per week

HIST-208A

Explorations in U.S. History - the Civil War

Credit(s): 3

This course provides an in-depth study of the history of the Civil War. Topics will vary by semester and will be determined annually by history faculty. The class will consist of reading, discussion, lectures and media focusing on the issues and forces contributing to the history of the Civil War.

HIST-208B

Explorations in U.S. History - the American Revolution

Credit(s): 3

Topics in Explorations in U.S. History vary by semester and will be determined annually by history faculty. This course provides an in-depth examination of the socio-political, cultural, and economic causes and colonial background of the American departure from the British empire and the diplomatic, military, and social and economic progress of the War of Independence through the establishment of the current governmental system of 1789. This course provides an in depth understanding of the origins and process of establishing the independent American nation.

HIST-211

History of the Americas I: First Peoples And Colonial Period

Credit(s): 3

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. Lecture: 3 hours per week
Prerequisites: Complete ENGL-101 with a minimum grade of C-.

HIST-212

History of the Americas II: Since Independence

Credit(s): 3

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. Lecture: 3 hours per week
Prerequisites: Complete ENGL-101 with a minimum grade of C-.

HIST-223

History of the Pacific Northwest

Credit(s): 3

This course provides a chronological and thematic study of the Pacific Northwest from pre European contact through the present. The focus of the course is on the history of Oregon, Washington and Idaho. Emphasis is placed on the socio/cultural, economic, and political growth of the region and its role in the larger transnational landscape. Special attention will be given to the Inland Northwest within the greater Pacific Northwest. Lecture: 3 hours per week

HIST-240

American Indian History

Credit(s): 3

HIST 240 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. It meets a cultural diversity requirement for the A.A. degree or a social science requirement for the A.A., A.S., and A.A.S. degrees. Lecture: 3 hours per week
Prerequisites: Complete ENGL-101 with a minimum grade of C-.

HIST-261

Historical Roots of Modern Russia: An Introduction Through Film and Fiction

Credit(s): 3

This course surveys the history of Russia from earliest times to the present. It investigates political, economic, multi-national, social, and cultural aspects of Russian and Soviet history by reading historical literature, novels and analyzing films. Lecture: 3 hours per week

HIST-282

Introduction to the History of Mexico

Credit(s): 3

This course provides an introduction to the basic issues and themes of Mexican history from the pre-Hispanic era to the present. This course emphasizes how women, campesinos, indigenous populations, and the urban poor experienced and helped shape Mexican society. Lecture: 3 hours per week

HIST-290

The Historian's Craft

Credit(s): 3

HIST-290 provides an introduction to the discipline of history, to basic skills for research methodology, and to major schools of historical writing. This course fulfills a major requirement for transfer institutions in Idaho. Lecture: 3 hours per week
Prerequisites: Complete ENGL-101 with a minimum grade of C-.
Corequisites: ENGL-102