Course Descriptions - History
HIS125 Western Civilization to 1715 (3-0-3)

This course introduces students to the development of Western Civilization from ancient times to 1715. It focuses in particular on political, cultural, social, and economic aspects fo the history of the West and relates these features to those of other regions of the world during the same period.

HIS127 Western Civilization Since 1715 (3-0-3)

This course introduces students to the development of Western Civilization since 1715. It focuses in particular on economic, political, social, and cultural aspects of the history of the West and relates these features to those of other regions of the world during the same period. F,S

HIS130 Introduction to Black History in the United States (3-0-3)

This course is an overview of Black history and culture in America. It examines a broad range of experiences from the first documented arrival of Blacks in colonial America in 1619 to the present. PR: Any college-level history course

HIS227 American History to 1877 (3-0-3)

This course introduces students to American history from the pre-Columbian period to Reconstruction. It covers political, economical, social, and cultural forces that have shaped the evolving American nation and its interactions with the world during this time. F,S

HIS229 American History Since 1877 (3-0-3)

This course introduces students to key events, people, and ideas in American history from the Reconstruction period to the recent past. It focuses on diverse political, economic, social, and cultural forces that have shaped the American nation and its interactions with the rest of the world during this time. It also explores the methods and skills historians use to reconstruct the past.

HIS231 Introduction to Russian History (3-0-3)

This course surveys the history of Russia and related areas from the earliest times to the present. It emphasizes political, economic, social, and cultural developments. It includes the geographical areas of present-day Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, and other areas of significant Russian influence, such as the imperial conquests and Soviet Republics of Central Asia, the Caucasus, and the Baltic States. It also focuses on Russian relations with European and other world powers, as well as ethnic Russian interaction with other ethnicities that are or have historically been part of the Russian/Soviet state.

HIS232 World Civilizations to 1700 (3-0-3)

This course surveys world civilizations from ancient times to about 1700. It emphasizes political, economical, social, and cultural developments in East and South Asia, the Middle East, Europe, Africa, and the Americas. The course explores the unique experiences of individual civilizations as well as their global interactions and commonalities.

HIS233 History of Women and Gender in the United States (3-0-3)

This course uses the lens of women's and gender history from the colonial period to the recent past to survey major themes in the development of American civilization. It focuses on variables such as race, class, sexual orientation and national origin, and how they impacted the way in which women understood their lives and had access to opportunity. It also covers individuals who stand out as heroines and "firsts," and explores how gender has shaped the experiences of all Americans. PR: Any college-level history course or permission of instructor

HIS234 World Civilizations Since 1700 (3-0-3)

This course surveys world civilizations from about 1700. It emphasizes political, cultural, economic, and social developments in East and South Asia, the Middle East, Europe, Africa, and the Americas. The course explores the unique experiences of individual civilizations as well as their global interactions and commonalities.

HIS237 Introduction to Chinese History (3-0-3)

This course surveys the history of China and related areas from the earliest times to the present. It emphasizes political, economic, social, and cultural deveopments. It also focuses on Chinese relations with European and other world powers, as well as ethnic Chinese interaction with other ethnicities that are or have historically been part of a Chinese state.

HIS241 European Witch Trials (3-0-3)

This course surveys the history of the persecution of accused witches from the Middle Ages through the Early Modern era in Europe, and including New England. The focus is on the anthropological, religious, legal, political and socio-economic contexts in which beliefs about magic and witches arose and were widely accepted. Attention is given to regional variations in witch beliefs and trial procedures. The course also surveys the growth of skepticism, toleration, and the gradual decline of witch persecution to the end of the seventeenth century. PR: HIS 125 or HIS 232

HIS243 The Viking World (3-0-3)

This course introduces students to the history and culture of the Vikings and associated peoples, both in their Scandinavian homelands and abroad in the British Isles, Contenental Europe, Russia, and North America. The course starts with prehistory and concludes around the 12th century. The course focuses on political, economic, and cultural aspects of Viking-Era Scandinavian societies, including skaldic poetry and saga literature. It also focuses on the interrelations and mutual influences of these societies with neighboring peoples.

HIS296 History Experimental (3-0-3)




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