History (HIS)

Courses

HIS 105. History Of World Civilization I. 3 Credits.

This course is an introductory survey of the major world civilizations from ancient times to 1600. The course profiles major events in the development of Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas up to 1600. Special emphasis will be placed on the interrelationships among these civilizations and on the role of religion in their development. Prerequisites: ENG 098, FYE 101, RDG 098, or placement. Fall.

HIS 106. History Of World Civilization II. 3 Credits.

This course is an introductory survey of the major world civilizations from 1600 to the present. The course profiles major events in the development of Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas since 1600. Special emphasis will be placed on European events and their effects on the other civilizations of the world as well as on the interrelationships of the various civilizations toward each other. Prerequisites: ENG 098, FYE 101, RDG 098, or placement. Spring.

HIS 113. History Of Contemporary Issues. 3 Credits.

This course focuses on domestic and world events as they occur, interpreted in the light of both historical background and current issues and events. Prerequisites: ENG 098, FYE 101, RDG 098 or placement.

HIS 121. History Of The Constitution. 3 Credits.

This course surveys the progress of constitutionalism in American life and its shaping of our society since 1776. Special emphasis will be placed on key Supreme Court decisions that have defined judicial review, free expression, religious freedom, due process, and the individual's right to privacy over the past 200 years. Prerequisites: ENG 098, FYE 101, RDG 098, or placement.

HIS 123. History Of Modern America. 3 Credits.

Students study the relationship between foreign and domestic events and the evolution of American history from 1945 to the present. Special emphasis isplaced on the legacies of the New Deal, World War II, Vietnam and their influences on the presidents of the last sixty years. Prerequisites: ENG 098, FYE 101, RDG 098, or placement.

HIS 125. American Ethnic History. 3 Credits.

Students will examine the contributions of various ethnic groups to American society, as well as the problems that these groups encountered in the assimilation process. Prerequisites: ENG 098, FYE 101, RDG 098, or placement.

HIS 140. History Of New England. 3 Credits.

The political, social, economic, and intellectual history of New England from Colonial times to the present is studied. Special emphasis is placed on New England's development as a distinct cultural region and its impact on American life. Prerequisites: ENG 098, FYE 101, RDG 098, or placement.

HIS 151. Contemporary American Military History. 3 Credits.

This course is recommended for veterans. This course will review several incidents from post-World War II United States military history to critically analyze particular elements of doctrine, strategy, and the political context driving such actions. Students will also review the socio-political impact certain military actions had on American culture. Students actively participate by applying knowledge from select case studies to assess their historical value regarding resolution of current politico-military problems. Prerequisites: ENG 098, FYE 101, RDG 098 (or placement). Spring.

HIS 201. History of United States I. 3 Credits.

This course will focus on United States history with an emphasis on how the country developed from settlements to the society it has today. It will analyze the problems encountered in forming a new republic, westward expansion, and sectional conflicts. The analysis will begin with the pre-Colonial period and continue through the Revolution, the War of 1812, Jacksonian democracy, the rise of political parties, and the social, economic, and political developments that formed the backdrop to the Civil War. The course will also look at how theEuropeans and Africans who came to America developed unique American traditions that blended Old World customs into the New World experience. Prerequisites: ENG 098, FYE 101, RDG 098, or placement. Fall.

HIS 202. History of United States II. 3 Credits.

This course will begin with the Reconstruction and will examine the social, economic, and political issues of the late nineteenth century as the country moved from an agrarian society to an industrialized nation, the emergence of the United States as a world power with World War I, the effects of the Great Depression on society and government, World War II, the Korean War, the Cold War, the Civil Rights Movement, Vietnam, Women's Rights, the War on Terror, and the challenges that America faces as it moves into a new century. Prerequisites: ENG 098, FYE 101, RDG 098, or placement. Spring.

HIS 240. History Of Ideas. 3 Credits.

In this course, students survey significant ideas in Western culture from ancient times to modern America. Representative figures to be discussed include Plato, Aristotle, Cicero, Aquinas, Machiavelli, Calvin, Hobbes, Locke, Voltaire, Wollstonecraft, Burke, and Marx. Prerequisites: ENG 098, FYE 101, RDG 098, or placement; permission of division dean.