History

Courses

HIS 1000. History of Western Civilization I. 3 hrs.

This is an introductory course dealing with an analysis of the political, economic, social and cultural events and achievements of Western Civilization. The course begins with early man and ends with the Middle Ages. Special emphasis will be placed on early man, Sumer, Egypt, Greece, Rome and the Middle Ages, In appropriate places, a multicultural approach will be stressed. IAI: H2 901.

HIS 1001. History of Western Civilization II. 3 hrs.

This is an introductory course that deals with an analysis of the political, economic, social and cultural events and achievements of Western Civilization. The course begins with the Renaissance and ends with the aftermath of World War II. Special emphasis will be placed on such developments of the Renaissance, the Reformation, The Enlightenment, the French Revolution, World War I, World War II and its aftermath. In appropriate places, a multicultural approach will be stressed. IAI: H2 902.

HIS 1005. American Labor History. 3 hrs.

This course is a survey of the history of workers in America from colonial times to today, with an emphasis on the relationship between workers and industrialization. The role of work, the history and development of labor unions, and the impact of a modern global economy on workers are some of the topics which will be studied.

HIS 1006. African American History. 3 hrs.

This course is designed to introduce students to the experience of African Americans in United States History. It serves as an introductory overview of that experience through the use of readings, lectures, discussion, art, film, and music. Some of the specific topics covered include the African experience, slavery and slave culture, the abolition movement, the free black experience, emancipation, Jim Crow segregation, racial violence, black culture, the civil rights movement, popular culture, modern political movements, and the contemporary experience. Students should gain an understanding of how the history of slavery and segregation impacted the lives of African Americans, the political movements of African Americans, the culture and contributions of African Americans to American society, and the current state of African Americans in America.

HIS 2000. United States History To 1865. 3 hrs.

An introductory course that examines the political, social, cultural and economic developments of United States history from the pre-Columbian era through the Civil War. IAI: S2 900.

HIS 2001. United States History From 1865. 3 hrs.

An introductory course that examines the political, social, cultural and economic developments of United States history since the end of the Civil War. IAI: S2 901.

HIS 2006. History of Middle Eastern Civilization. 3 hrs.

This course introduces the student to Middle Eastern societies and their culture from the introduction of Islam to the present. Social, economic, political and religious institutions will be examined within an historic context. Special topics will include the origin and spread of Islam, the economics of oil, sciences and mathematics, and the Israeli-Palestinian controversy. IAI: S2 920N.

HIS 2007. History & Civilization of China. 3 hrs.

This course introduces the student to China, from the origins of Chinese civilization to the present. It will examine the political, social and economic history of China, including the origins and development of its peoples and cultures. IAI: S2 920N.

HIS 2008. Modern Africa. 3 hrs.

This course will introduce the student to Africa in the pre-colonial, colonial and post-colonial time periods, with an emphasis on social, cultural, and political institutions. Students will be introduced to ancient African Civilizations, African Geography, European Exploration and colonization of the Continent, Independence and Nationalist Movements, the African Experience during the Cold War, the struggle for Democracy, and Current Events in Africa. IAI: S2 920N.

HIS 2010. Special Topics in History. 3 hrs.

In this survey course, students will study a specific issue or period in history. The course content will be dependent upon the topic chosen. The course may be taken four times for credit if the topic(s) of the course is different.