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HIS101 World Civilizations I: Global Perspectives (3)
A two semester multi cultural survey investigating the major civilizations of the world from ancient to modern times, divided at 1500. These courses are designed to serve as the integrating elements of the core curriculum.

HIS102 World Civilizations II: Global Perspectives (3)
A two semester multi cultural survey investigating the major civilizations of the world from ancient to modern times, divided at 1500. These courses are designed to serve as the integrating elements of the core curriculum.

HIS114 United States History I (3)
A two-semester introductory survey of United States history, divided at 1877.

HIS115 United States History II (3)
A two-semester introductory survey of United States history, divided at 1877.

HIS201 Ancient Western Civilization (3)
Ancient civilization covers the Near East, Greece and Rome from earliest times to the beginning of the Christian era.

HIS202 Medieval Europe (3)
Medieval civilization covers Europe and the Near East from the early Christian era to the Renaissance.

HIS203 Modern Europe I (3)
A two-semester survey of European history beginning with the Renaissance and divided at 1815.

HIS204 Modern Europe II (3)
A two-semester survey of European history beginning with the Renaissance and divided at 1815.

HIS208 African-American History (3)
A study of the problems and achievements of African Americans from the colonial period to the present.

HIS215 History of Nursing (3)
A survey of the practices and conditions from which contemporary nursing has evolved.

HIS301 Colonial & Revolutionary America (3)
A survey of the Indian and Colonial background of the United States, followed by an examination of the American Revolution and Confederation to 1789.

HIS302 Early Republic & Civil War Eras in the United States (3)
An investigation of the republican government, westward expansion, cultural change and sectional conflict, 1789-1877.

HIS303 The Rise of the United States, 1877-1945 (3)
A course covering the industrialization, political centralization, shift to interventionism and cultural changes that led the United States to world power.

HIS326 The Renaissance and the Reformation (3)
A survey of the cultural and religious developments of the fourteenth, fifteenth, and sixteenth centuries.

HIS327 The Enlightenment (3)
Prerequisite: HIS 102, 203. Examination of the social, political, and intellectual developments in Europe and America from the late 17th century to the beginning of the French Revolution. In tracing the path to modernity, careful attention will be given to the British, French, and American enlightenment movements. Aspects of the Ancien Regime will be discussed in order to better grasp the spirit of criticism that emerged from the educated elite, or what Jefferson called, the "natural aristocracy." Close examination will be given to political theories which provides the context for the American Revolution, together with the contributions of figures such as Locke, Newton, Voltaire, Montesquieu, Rousseau, Jefferson, Adams, and others.

HIS328 The French Revolution and Napoleon (3)
An exploration of the origins, developments, and effects of the French Revolution from the Age of Louis XIV to the end of the Napoleonic Era.

HIS329 Germany and the European Union: A Historical and Cultural Approach (3)
Prerequisite: HIS 102. An examination of 20th century German History with emphasis on post-1945 developments. The study unfolds against the backdrop of the formation and contemporary developments within the European Union. Topics include contemporary German politics and culture; together with Germany's broader role in the E.U. Cross-listed as POS 329.

HIS336 Contemporary Developing World (3)
The developing and emerging world has been an area of great academic focus since the 1960s. In today's world, over one-third of the people on earth live in poverty. For a variety of reasons, they have inadequate diets, health care, and shelter. Since the publication of the Millennium Goals by the United Nations in 2000, must great attention has been paid to reducing poverty, along with improving education, health and nutrition, and life expectancy. This course will examine the all-to-common problems faced by developing countries, and the attempt by these nations, as well as the global community, to enhance their quality of life. Each student will write a research paper on a particular developing country which they will share with the class. Cross-listed as POS 336.

HIS340 Hapsburg Monarchy and Eastern Europe since 1618 (3)
An introduction to Hapsburg Austria and Eastern Europe from 1618 to the present.

HIS349 World Economic History (3)
A global survey of the evolution of economic systems from World War I to the present. Cross-listed as ECO 349.

HIS355 Topics in United States History (3)
Special topics courses are offered periodically for topics in United States history not included in the established curriculum.

HIS393 Historiography I (3)
Prerequisite: HIS 101, 102, 114, 115, a speech course, and minimum 2.0 GPA in History courses. A two semester seminar examining the discipline's development and historical issues. These courses emphasize research, writing and speaking skills.

HIS394 Historiography II (3)
Prerequisite: HIS 101, 102, 114, 115, a speech course, and minimum 2.0 GPA in History courses. A two semester seminar examining the discipline's development and historical issues. These courses emphasize research, writing and speaking skills.

HIS400 Independent Study (3)
Students may complete a departmentally approved independent study in a selected area of history under the supervision of a member of the history faculty.

HIS425 American Constitutional History (3)
A study of the United States Constitution from its antecedents to the present with an emphasis on major Supreme Court cases. Cross-listed as POS 425.

HIS431 England to 1689 (3)
The development of English civilization and its impact on Western culture to 1689 are studied.

HIS432 Tudor & Stuart England (3)
A history of England from the Battle of Bosworth Field to the accession of George I.

HIS433 Modern Britain (3)
An investigation of the political, constitutional, and cultural highlights of the History of England from 1689 to the present.

HIS434 History and Literature of Ireland 1798 - 1926 (3)
A study of the interlocking roles played by history and literature in the rise of Irish nationalism from 1798 to 1926. Cross-listed as ENG 434.

HIS435 History of Latin America (3)
A survey course covering the historic, political, cultural, social and economic trends of Latin America. Cross-listed as POS 435.

HIS438 The Contemporary World (3)
A seminar focusing on the historical, political, social, economic, and cultural trends in the world since 1945. The course emphasizes research, writing, and speaking skills. Cross-listed as POS 438 and INT 400.

HIS440 Rise and Fall of 20th Century Fascism (3)
This course will trace the rise of 20th century fascism, primarily in Europe, with special emphasis on Italian and German fascism. It will examine how this movement served to ignite World War II, leading to millions of deaths, both on and away from the battle field. The course will also look at Fascist and Neo-Fascist movements in the contemporary world, particularly those which have emerged in several European countries since the end of the Cold War. Cross-listed as POS 440.

HIS442 Recent Russia (3)
The major aspects of political and social development in recent Russia are examined. Cross-listed as POS 442.

HIS452 Modern China (3)
A survey of the political and cultural History of China since 1800. Cross-listed as POS 452.

HIS455 European Studies (3)
An investigation of a specific period, theme, or problem in the development of European civilization.

HIS461 Traditional East Asia (3)
The objective of this course is to study the history, government and culture of China, Japan and Korea from prehistoric times to 1800.

HIS462 Modern East Asia (3)
A study of the government and culture of China, Japan, and Korea from 1800 to the present.

HIS465 Asian Studies (3)
A focus upon a specific period, theme or problem in the development of Asian civilization. Cross-listed as POS 465.

HIS475 Historical Topics (3)
A special topics course is offered for a historical subject related to an issue, event, or trend of significance.

HIS497 History Senior Seminar (3)
Prerequisite: HIS 101, 102, 114, 115; a speech course, and minimum 2.0 GPA in History courses. A senior integrating seminar focusing on historical issues of significance. This course emphasizes research, writing and speaking skills.

HIS498 Internship in Local History (1-3)
Students may intern at a local historical society, museum, or archive.