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2017-2018 Academic Catalog: Course Descriptions - History

HIST 1051 MODERN WORLD CIVILIZATIONS (CPCE)
An introduction to the concepts of culture and history. A variety of cultures are examined. Institutions and ideas are studied from around 1500 to the present day. (3 credits)
Prerequisite: ENGL1050

HIST 1053 MODERN WORLD HISTORY (CPCE)
This course deals with the revolutions: technological, political, cultural, intellectual and social that have shaped the modern world. A research project is required. (3 credits)
Prerequisite: ENGL1050 and ENGL1550.

HIST 1101 U.S. HISTORY TO 1877 (CPCE)
United States history from the colonial period through Reconstruction. Emphasis on the interpretation of American institutions and ideas. (3 credits)
Prerequisite: ENGL1050

HIST 1151 MODERN U.S. HISTORY (CPCE)
United States history from Reconstruction to the present. Emphasis on the interpretation of American institutions and ideas. (3 credits)
Prerequisite: ENGL1050

HIST 2990 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN HISTORY
This course investigates a topic of special interest to faculty and students that is outside existing course offerings. (1 – 4 credits)
Prerequisite: completion of an ENGL sequence

HIST 3800 SPECIAL TOPICS IN HISTORY
Special topics in history to be determined by the faculty assigned. These courses present topics that are not covered by existing courses and are likely to change from semester to semester. Refer to the semester schedule for the courses offered that semester.  Contact the faculty assigned for more information about the course topic. (4 credits)
Prerequisite: completion of an ENGL sequence

HIST 4100 ANCIENT WORLD CIVILIZATIONS
This course surveys the cultures and histories of major world civilizations from the origins of humankind until the 15th century C.E. with a concentration on European and Asian Civilizations. (4 credits) offered at the discretion of the department
Prerequisite: completion of an ENGL sequence

HIST 4123 US HISTORY TO 1877
United States history from the colonial period to Reconstruction. Emphasis on the interpretation of American political, social, economic, cultural and religious institutions and the history of ideas. A research project is required.  (4 credits)
Prerequisite: completion of an ENGL sequence

HIST 4133 MODERN WORLD CIVILIZATIONS
An introduction to the concepts of culture and history. A variety of cultures across the continents are studied. The development of political, social, cultural and religious institutions is examined. The time period is circa 1500 to the present. A research project is required. (4 credits)
Prerequisite: completion of an ENGL sequence

HIST 4171 TECHNOLOGY & SOCIETY
This course is a study of the relationship between technology and society from prehistoric times to the present day. Various topics are covered with emphasis given to the relationship of science, engineering, and technology. The social and cultural impact of technology throughout human history is a central aspect of the course. (3 credits)
Prerequisite: ENGL1050 and ENGL2050

HIST 4175 MODERN AMERICAN HISTORY
The study of American civilization from the War Between the States to the turn of the 21st century. Emphasis will be placed on the cultural, economic, and political interactions of the melting pot experiences that led the United States to world power status. International states of affairs will also be studied. (4 credits)
Prerequisite: completion of an ENGL sequence

HIST 4177 US HISTORY FROM RECONSTRUCTION
This course deals with American culture and institutions. Emphasis is placed on issues of national policy and the technological, political, intellectual and social changes that have created a modern nation. A research project is required. (3 credits)
Prerequisite: ENGL1050 and ENGL2050

HIST 4191 HISTORY OF TECHNOLOGY
An examination of the history of technology and its relationship to social and historical change. A special emphasis will be placed upon the transitions from one technological age to another. (4 credits) offered at the discretion of the department
Prerequisite: completion of an ENGL sequence

HIST 4251 THE CIVIL WAR
The course deals with the central American event of the nineteenth century. The years before the war, the war itself, Reconstruction, and the meaning of the war today are among the topics studied. (4 credits)
Prerequisite: completion of an ENGL sequence

HIST 4271 HISTORY OF WORLD WAR II
Students will be exposed to the events that precipitated the conflict and to the major battles and personalities of the war. The political results of the war and the start of the Cold War will also be examined. (4 credits)
Prerequisite: ENGL1050 and ENGL2050

HIST 4451 HISTORY OF GENDER & SEXUALITY IN THE U.S.
In this course students will examine the history of sexuality and gender in the United States through reading of historical, theoretical and scientific texts. The course will examine topics including feminism, identity, politics, race, and masculinity. Students will examine the way in which popular and historical perspectives on gender and sexuality are reflected in contemporary film and literature. (4 credits)
Prerequisite: completion of an ENGL sequence