Course Descriptions

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HIST-101

History of Civilization to 1500

Credit(s): 3

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. Lecture: 3 hours per week
Recommended: College level reading and writing skills.

HIST-102

History of Civilization Since 1500

Credit(s): 3

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. Lecture: 3 hours per week
Recommended: College level reading and writing skills.

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
Recommended: College level reading and writing skills.

HIST-111

U.S. History to 1876

Credit(s): 3

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. Lecture: 3 hours per week
Recommended: College level reading and writing

HIST-112

U.S. History After 1876

Credit(s): 3

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. Lecture: 3 hours per week Recommended: College level reading and writing skills

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. 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-240

American Indian History

Credit(s): 3

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. Lecture: 3 hours per week
Prerequisites: ENGL-101

HIST-241

  (formerly HIST-207AA)

History of the Lands of the Bible

Credit(s): 3

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. Lecture: 3 hours per week
Prerequisites: ENGL-101
Recommended: HIST-101

HIST-243

  (formerly HIST-207CA)

History of Christianity I: Early and Medieval

Credit(s): 3

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. Lecture: 3 hours per week
Prerequisites: ENGL-101
Recommended: HIST-101

HIST-244

  (formerly HIST-207CB)

History of Christianity II: Since 1350

Credit(s): 3

This course provides an in-depth study of the history of Christianity from fourteenth century to the present. The class will consist of reading, discussion, lectures and media focusing on the issues and forces contributing to the history of Christianity in the different regions of the Globe. Lecture: 3 hours per week
Prerequisites: ENGL-101
Recommended: HIST-102

HIST-263

Many Spains: Historical Origins of Hispanic Civilization

Credit(s): 3

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

HIST-271

Civilization of Ancient Greece and Rome

Credit(s): 3

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. Lecture: 3 hours per week
Prerequisites: ENGL-101

HIST-273

Europe in the Middle Ages

Credit(s): 3

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. Lecture: 3 hours per week
Prerequisites: ENGL-101

HIST-290

The Historian's Craft

Credit(s): 3

This course provides an introduction to the discipline of history, to basic skills for research methodology, and to major schools of historical writing. Lecture: 3 hours per week
Prerequisites: ENGL-101
Corequisites: ENGL-102