HIS103-001

U.S. History to 1865

This introductory survey of United States history from the European invasion of North America through the mid-19th Century period of the Civil War and Reconstruction addresses major social, cultural, political, and economic developments with emphasis on their relation to contemporary United States institutions and trends. Prerequisite: None; ENL020 and ENL050 strongly recommended / 3 credits. Satisfies a Behavioral and Social Sciences general education requirement. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

HIS104-001

U.S. History since 1865

This introductory survey of United States history from Reconstruction to the present addresses major social, clutural, political, and economic developments with emphasis on their relation to contemporary United States institutions and trends. Prerequisite: None; ENL020 and ENL050 strongly recommended / 3 credits. Satisfies a Behavioral and Social Sciences general education requirement. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

HIS108-001

The U.S. Since 1945

This course is a contemporary history of the United States since World War II at home and abroad. It provides an in-depth investigation of the events, developments, personalities, and meanings of the changes of the past years. Prerequisite: None; ENL020 and ENL050 or satisfactory basic skills assessment scores strongly recommended / 3 credits. Satisfies a Behavioral and Social Sciences general education requirement. Offered: Fall, Spring

HIS119-001

World History I

This survey course explores the economic, political, cultural, and social developments in world history from the rise of civilization to 1500 Current Era (CE) in Asia, Africa, Europe, Oceania, the Middle East, and the Americas. The course highlights issues in geography, trade, religious and cultural movements, and social and political change that influenced the historical evolution of various world societies and their interrelationships within a global context. Prerequisite: None. ENL020 and ENL050 strongly recommended / 3 credits. Satisfies a Behavioral and Social Sciences general education requirement. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

HIS120-001

World History II

This survey course explores the economic, political, cultural, and social developments in world history from 1500 Current Era (CE) to the present in Asia, Africa, Europe, Oceania, the Middle East, and the Americas. The course highlights issues of geography, trade, religious and cultural movements, and social and political change that influenced the historical evolution of various world societies and their interrelationships within a global context. Prerequisite: None. ENL020 and ENL050 strongly recommended / 3 credits. Satisfies a Behavioral and Social Sciences general education requirement. Offered: Fall, Spring

HIS141-001

History of China

This course is a survey of Chinese history and culture beginning with the first Chinese Dynasty through the Communist Revolution in the 20th Century. Students examine the historical, political, economic, and social factors that eventually developed modern China. Upon completion of the course, students have a better understanding of how the Chinese view the world, especially the United States and the American people. Prerequisite: None; ENL020 and ENL050 are strongly recommended / 3 credits. Satisfies a Behavioral and Social Sciences general education requirement. Offered: Varies

HIS160-001

European History I

This course provides a general overview of major topics of European history from ancient times up to 1600 Current Era (CE). Students focus on cultural, religious, political, and economic developments that formed the basis of modern European culture and society and influenced the Americas and other regions. Prerequisite: ENL020 and ENL050 or satisfactory basic skills assessment scores / 3 credits. Satisfies a Behavioral and Social Sciences general education requirement. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

HIS162-001

European History II

This course provides a general overview of European History from 1600 to the present. Students focus on cultural, religious, political, and economic developments that formed the basis of modern European culture and influenced the United States and other nations. Prerequisites: ENL020 and ENL050 or satisfactory basic skills assessment scores / 3 credits. Satisfies a Behavioral and Social Sciences general education requirement. Offered: Spring

HIS206-001

Ancient History

This survey course covers the development of the earliest civilizations of the Near East and Eurpoe, including Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, and Rome, including their major historical periods: cultural contributions; and social, political, and economic organization. Prerequisite: ENL101/ 3 credits. Satisfies a Behavioral and Social Sciences general education requirement. Offered: Fall, Summer

HIS207-001

Medieval History

Students survey of the elements of medieval history from the fall of the Roman Empire in the West to the coming of the Renaissance. This course emphasizes the development of the medieval church, the growth of feudalism and the origins of its decline, and the seminal ideas which continue to affect our civilization. Prerequisite: ENL101 / 3 credits. Satisfies a Behavioral and Social Sciences general education requirement. Offered: Spring

HIS214-001

Selected Topics in History


HIS215-001

Women in United States History

This course is a survey of the roles and status of women in American society from colonial times to the present. The contributions of women to the development of the United States are examined with particular emphasis upon multiculturalism, legal status, economic opportunities, reproduction and family life. Prerequisite: ENL101 / 3 credits. Satisfies a Behavioral and Social Sciences general education requirement. Offered: Spring

HIS216-001

History of Japan

This course is a survey of the history of Japan from ancient times up to the present. The class explores the different periods and transformations of Japanese society and culture, focusing on art, literature, religion, government, relations with China, Korea and the West, World War II and Japanese imperialism, the post-war economic boom, and the current global popularity of Japanese pop culture. Prerequisite: ENL101 / 3 credits. Satisfies a Behavioral and Social Sciences general education requirement. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

HIS217-001

The Civil War

This course addresses a crucial era in United States history: the Civil War. The class covers three major areas of historical inquiry: a) the events that led up to the war including sectionalism and slavery; b) the war itself including an overview of military events, the political and economic impact of war, and the social history of war; and c) Reconstruction, the process by which the nation sought to rebuild after the war. Prerequisite: ENL101 / 3 credits. Satisfies a Behavioral and Social Sciences general education requirement. Offered: Fall, Summer

HIS227-001

History of the Middle East

This course explores the development and interactions of cultures in the region now referred to as the "Middle East" - Southwest Asia - and adjacent regions that today share many aspects of culture. The course covers the early civilizations of Mesopotamia, travels through the rise (and fall) of empires that spread through the region (such as the Persian, Islamic, Mongol, Ottoman and Safavid empires), explores the period of direct and indirect Western (European and American) intervention, the rise of fundamentalism and the Arab Spring. Prerequisite: ENL101 and a HIS100-level course / 3 credits. Satisfies a Behavioral and Social Sciences general education requirement. Semester Offered: Spring

HIS228-001

Women In European History

This course explores women's real and perceived roles and status in society from Ancient Greece to modern times. The course focuses on women's roles in the development of European history. Students explore how history has impacted the lives of women of different social and cultural groups and how women have impacted history. Prerequisite: ENL101 / 3 credits. Satisfies a Behavioral and Social Sciences general education requirement. Offered: Fall

HIS241-001

Selected Topics in History: Study

This course serves as a vehicle to either deepen students' knowledge of subjects addressed in History introductory courses or explore issues outside the traditional curriculum. Prerequisite: Any introductory-level History course / 3 credits; may be repeated once for credit. Satisfies a Behavioral and Social Sciences general education requirement. Offered: Varies

HIS253-001

Vietnam: America's Longest War

The course is a historical study of the U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War. Students gain a basic understanding of America's involvement in the Vietnam War, its impact on those who served, as well as the impact on current U.S. thinking. Guest speakers who participated in the war provide personal insight. Prerequisite: ENL101 / 3 credits. Satisfies a Behavioral and Social Sciences general education requirement. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

HIS258-001

African American History

This survey course addresses African Americans in United States history, thought, and culture from slavery to the present. Topics addressed include slavery and emancipation, civil rights, religion, arts and literature, and gender. Prerequisite: HIS103 or HIS104 / 3 credits. Satisfies a Behavioral and Social Sciences general education requirement. Offered: Varies

HIS299-001

Independent Study: History

This independent study will take a detailed look at the relationship of media and politics over the course of the 20th century. During the semester, the student will read 6 books on different aspects of the media and how it has shaped the political terrain, influenced voter attitudes, shaped policy, and transformed electoral campaigns.