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HIS 115 - Intro Early World History
Intro Early World History
Fulfills T1H LAC requirement.

A survey emphasizing non-Western world history; the rise of Middle Eastern, African, Indian, East and Southeast Asian, and pre-Columbian civilization to the fifteenth century.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

History Department

Course Attributes:
LAC T1H-Historicl Perspective

HIS 116 - Intro Modern World History
Modern World History

The growing interactions between European and non-European civilizations from the fifteenth century to the emergence of global civilization in the twentieth century.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

History Department

Course Attributes:
GER IC2-Cultural Traditions 2, Public Policy Skill Courses, LAC T1H-Historicl Perspective, TWLD - AATW Minor

HIS 120 - Early American 1607 To 1877
The Early American Experience 1607 To 1877
Prerequisite: Freshman or Sophomore Standing

This introductory survey of American history covers the colonial period, the Revolution, early republic, expansion, slavery, Civil War, and Reconstruction. Emphasized are the social, economic and political forces that shaped the nation's early history.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

History Department

Course Attributes:
American History, CSUS Common Course, GER IVA-Social Sciences, LAC T1H-Historicl Perspective

HIS 121 - Recent American 1877-Present
The Recent American Experience 1877 To Present
Prerequisite: Freshman or Sophomore Standing

The second part of the survey of American history considers the Gilded Age, World War I, the Roaring Twenties and the Great Depression, World War II, the Cold War, and more recent decades. Emphasized are the social, economic, and political forces that have shaped our immediate past.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

History Department

Course Attributes:
American History, CSUS Common Course, GER IVA-Social Sciences, Public Policy Skill Courses, LAC T1H-Historicl Perspective

HIS 1XX - History Elective
History Elective
Prerequisite: Transfer Credit Evaluation Only



0.500 TO 6.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

HIS 200 - Historical Research/Writing
Historical Research And Writing
Prerequisite: ENG 100, 100P, 200, or HON 200.
For History majors and Liberal Studies major with History/Social Science concentration only

This introduction to the study of history emphasizes the nature of historical questions, investigative techniques, research skills, and writing. It is required of all history majors and Liberal Studies majors with a History/Social Science concentration and should be taken as soon as possible. It is highly recommended that it be taken prior to taking any 300- or 400- level history courses.

4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

History Department

Course Attributes:
Middle Level Writing Intensive

HIS 201 - Intro To Africana Studies
Introduction To African Studies
Prerequisites: None

This course is designed to survey the African-American and Third World experiences through cultural, historical, political and philosophical perspectives. To that end, this course will unveil the interdependency and interconnectedness that African-American and Third World peoples have and share with the world.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

History Department

Course Attributes:
History Global

HIS 203 - Renaissance And Reformation
Renaissance And Reformation
Prerequisites: None

This course will provide a broad overview of Europe from the mid 14th through 16th centuries (c. 1350 - 1600). It will examine the polities, societies and economics of Europe as they responded to significant intellectual, cultural, and material changes of the Renaissance and Reformation periods.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

History Department

Course Attributes:
History Global

HIS 205 - European History 1815 To 1914
European History 1815 To 1914
Prerequisite: None

Concentrates on the age of nationalism, internationalism, and imperialism. Studies the impact of the continuing and intensifying economic, social, intellectual and cultural transformation on the national, intra-European and on worldwide political and diplomatic relations.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

History Department

Course Attributes:
History Global

HIS 206 - Twentieth Century Europe
Twentieth Century Europe
Prerequisite: None

The origins and consequences of the two World Wars, the inter-war years, European recovery and the Cold War.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

History Department

Course Attributes:
History Global

HIS 221 - Native American History
Native American History
Prerequisite: None

A survey of the history of Native Americans dealing with the historical development of native peoples and the impact of contact with European empires and settlers.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

History Department

Course Attributes:
American History, History US

HIS 230 - European History Before 1500
European History Before 1500
Prerequisite: LAC student with T1A, T1LT, T1H or T1SS course or GER student

An introduction to the development of Western culture, ideas, religion, and political organization from the ancient world to the Renaissance.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

History Department

Course Attributes:
CSUS Common Course, History Global, GER IC1-Cultural Traditions 1, LAC T2CP-Cultural Perspective

HIS 231 - European History Since 1500
European History Since 1500
Prerequisite: LAC student with T1A, T1LT, T1H or T1SS course or GER student

An introduction to the development of Western culture, ideas, religion, and political organization from the Reformation to the 20th century.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

History Department

Course Attributes:
CSUS Common Course, History Global, GER IC1-Cultural Traditions 1, LAC T2CP-Cultural Perspective

HIS 232 - Intro Contemporary History
Introduction Contemporary History


3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

History Department

HIS 241 - The American Frontier
The American Frontier
Prerequisite: None

The great expanse of America made the United States a frontier nation at least through the 1890s. This course explores the frontier with the celebrated men and women who shaped the West, including Capt. John Smith, Squanto, Daniel Boone, Lewis and Clark, Pontiac, Zebulon, Pike, Buffalo Bill, and many others. The natural environment, exploration, Indian relations, pioneer settlements, and the fur trading, mining and cattle frontiers are among topics covered. There are no prerequisites.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

History Department

Course Attributes:
American History, History US

HIS 243 - Churches/Civil Rights Movement
Churches And The Modern Civil Rights Movement
Prerequisite: None

This course analyzes the importance of churches in the Civil Rights Movement in the United States with a particular focus on the role of African American churches in this long historic movement. This course will also focus on some aspects of this freedom struggle led by the African American church in New England.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

History Department

Course Attributes:
African American, History US, GER IC1-Cultural Traditions 1

HIS 244 - Immigrant Women
Immigrant Women
Prerequisite: None

This course will focus on the complex history of millions of European, Asian, Spanish-speaking, and Caribbean women, who immigrated to the United States from the 19th century to the present. Like all immigrants, women faced great difficulties. Yet their encounter with America, for better or for worse, was not the same as immigrant men. We will study the way their identity as women shaped their roles, opportunities, and experiences available to them in the family, the workplace, the community, and the nation.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

History Department

Course Attributes:
History US

HIS 245 - African American Religion
African American Religion
Prerequisite: None

This course discusses the growth of the African American Church and its impact on African American life. Focus will be given to the evolution of Christianity, Islam, indigenous African religions, and Judaism in the African American community. The major African American denominations will also be granted significant attention.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

History Department

Course Attributes:
African American, History US, GER IC2-Cultural Traditions 2

HIS 250 - History Of New England
History Of New England
Prerequisite: None

This course is designed to provide an overview of New England's cultural, economic, and political development from the colonial period to the present. The values, institutions, and ideas first found in New England often became the model for the rest of the country. Issues associated with the New England town, the growth of religion, industrialization, immigration, and urbanization are also discussed.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

History Department

Course Attributes:
History US

HIS 251 - Introduction American Society
Introduction To American Society
Note: Required for the American Studies program.

Major movements and concepts in American history, literature American experience, such as the role of the frontier, of the city, of religion, or of business enterprise, and the arts.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

History Department

Course Attributes:
History US

HIS 253 - U.S. Environmental History
U.S. Environmental History
Prerequisite: None

This course introduces students to the environmental history of the United States from the pre-Columbian period to the present. It examines how Americans have transformed and adapted to their environment; how Americans have perceived nature; nature's role in shaping American culture; the impact of climate change, disease, and natural disasters on American history; the rise of conservationist and environmentalist movements in the United States over the past 150 years; and the role of government in both protecting and exploiting the environment.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

History Department

Course Attributes:
History US

HIS 255 - Introduction to Latin America
Introduction To Latin American History
Prerequisite: None

This course focuses on the assimilation and transformation of Amerindian, African, and European cultures in Latin America from the sixteenth century to the present. It examines the political, cultural, and economic forces that have conditioned the development of institutions and ideas in Spanish and Portuguese America. Students taking this course to meet requirements in the History major must enroll in HIS 255, not LAS 255.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

History Department

Course Attributes:
History Global

HIS 265 - Introduction To Africa
Introduction To Africa
Prerequisite: None

A survey of African History from the ancient to the colonial period.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

History Department

Course Attributes:
History Global, GER IC2-Cultural Traditions 2

HIS 267 - Histories of the Present
Histories of the Present
Prerequisite: None

Mini-History is normally offered as a five-week session course, during intersession, or during summer sessions. Topics vary. The course may be repeated as topics change.

1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

History Department

HIS 271 - History Of Canada
History Of Canada
Prerequisite: None

Why are Canadians different from Americans? Canada and the United States share a continent, an English heritage, and a heterogeneous population, yet history has shaped the two nations in quite different ways. This course explores those differences in an effort to come to terms with our neighbor to the north.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

History Department

Course Attributes:
History Global, GER IVA-Social Sciences

HIS 272 - News And Views
News And Views
Prerequisite: None

This discussion course analyzes contemporary national issues, such as poverty, drugs, crime and punishment, third-world debt, and the changing political and economic alignments in Europe. These events are followed in selected newspapers and news magazines, as well as on radio and television programs.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

History Department

HIS 275 - Intro To East Asian History
Introduction To East Asian History
Prerequisite: None

An introductory survey focusing on the major civilizations of East Asia, China, and Japan from the earliest periods to the mid-nineteenth century. The course will consider the formation of distinctive societies and cultures, emphasizing the interaction of social, economic, and political forces with cultural values and ideas.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

History Department

Course Attributes:
History Global, GER IC2-Cultural Traditions 2

HIS 2XX - History Elective
History Elective
Prerequisite: Transfer Credit Evaluation Only



0.500 TO 6.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

HIS 302 - Colonial America
Colonial America
Prerequisite: None

During the colonial period, many of the ideas, values, and institutions evident in American society today were introduced and developed. A regional approach will be taken to discussion of such topics as community and institutional development, land and labor, conflict and rebellion, commercial versus subsistence economy, and the emergence of a unique political ideology.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

History Department

Course Attributes:
American History, History US

HIS 303 - Revolution And Early Republic
Revolution and the Early Republic, 1763-1828
Prerequisite: None

The American Revolution transformed thirteen colonies into an independent nation, and the Constitution laid the foundation for the new republic. Even so, it took several decades before the country was on firm ground. This most critical period of American history is viewed through the momentous social, political, and economic changes that accompanied the creation of the United States.
There are no prerequisites, but HIS 120 or its equivalent is recommended.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

History Department

Course Attributes:
American History, History US

HIS 305 - Antebellum America 1828-1860
Antebellum American 1828-1860
Prerequisite: None

The period between 1828 and 1660 was a tumultuous era in the United States. The nation experienced rapid economic growth, geographical expansion, sectional differences and political turmoil, culminating in civil war. This course emphasizes the political, economic, and social developments that help explain the growing divisions in the nation.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

History Department

Course Attributes:
History US

HIS 307 - Civil War And Reconstruction
Civil War And Reconstruction
Prerequisite: None

Did the United States develop a political and social identity in the early-nineteenth century, or were people more concerned with state and regional issues than with national questions? What were the problems, tensions, and conflicts that both united and divided the various sections of the country in the decades preceding the Civil War? This course takes a regional approach in its examinations of the tensions and problems that led to the conflict.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

History Department

Course Attributes:
American History, History US

HIS 310 - Great Issues: Survey Amer Hist
Great Issues: A Survey Of American History
Prerequisite: Junior or Senior Standing; LAC student with T1SS course or GER student

United States history from the colonial period to the present is explored from the vantage point of enduring great issues, such as democracy, capitalism, and civil rights, among other.
Issues change from semester to semester. This course is especially suited to upper class students with no previous college history and for those seeking teacher certification.
HIS 310 may not be used to fulfill any history major requirements and is closed to students who have taken HIS 120 or HIS 121 or their equivalents.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

History Department

Course Attributes:
American History, GER IVA-Social Sciences, LAC T2IS-Individual&Societies

HIS 311 - US Presidents and First Ladies
U. S. Presidents and First Ladies
Prerequisites: None

This course provides an historical overview of the origins and developments of the American presidency and the position of First Lady from the eighteenth century to the present. The meetings center around critical U.S. Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, and Ronald Reagan. In addition, we will consider important First Ladies: Martha Washington, Dolley Madison, Louisa Catherine Adams, and Eleanor Roosevelt. Special attention will be paid to change over time in the power of the U.S. Presidents and First Ladies; how U.S. Presidents and First Ladies have provided leadership; and what Americans have expected of their national leaders.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

History Department

Course Attributes:
American History, History US

HIS 313 - Gilded Age To World War I
The Gilded Age To World War I
Prerequisite: None

The United States underwent fundamental changes during the late nineteenth century that brought the nation to the verge of becoming a world economic and political power. This course considers such important topics as immigration, the growth of cities, industrialization, agricultural and labor unrest, America's debut as a world power, and the great reforms of the Progressive Era.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

History Department

Course Attributes:
American History, History US

HIS 315 - United States Between The Wars
The United States Between The Wars
Prerequisite: None

The Roaring Twenties introduced Americans to the wonders of the modern age, including the automobile, radio, air travel, motion pictures, home appliances, and consumer credit, but these fast-paced changes also caused problems. Tensions between rural and urban centers helped set the scene for the reemergence of the Ku Klux Klan, immigration restriction, conflict over Prohibition, market crash, the Great Depression that followed, New Deal efforts to come to terms with a shattered economy, and the coming of World War II.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

History Department

Course Attributes:
American History, History US

HIS 316 - United States After WWII
United States After World War II
Prerequisite: None

The post-World War II decades brought the United States to the height of its powers and to center stage in world affairs. At the same time, Americans at home experienced significant changes in their social and economic lives. Topics include the Cold War, the Korean and Vietnam wars, and the implications of Pax Americana as well as post-war conformity, the growth of suburban life, and the civil rights movement.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

History Department

Course Attributes:
American History, History US

HIS 317 - Women/Family Western Society
Women and Family in Western Society
Prerequisite: None

This course examines the evolution of the family and women's roles in Europe from the Reformation to the twentieth-century. Important themes include education, childrearing, demographic changes, the household economy, changing gender roles, feminism, the effects of new ideologies on ideas of the family, and the development of the welfare state.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

History Department

Course Attributes:
History Global

HIS 318 - History U.S. Foreign Relations
History Of U.S. Foreign Relations
Prerequisite: None

A survey of U.S. Foreign Policy from the Revolution to the Cold War. Topics include the rise of the U.S. to superpower status, reactions to U.S. economic, political and military power, and the development and consequences of the Cold War.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

History Department

Course Attributes:
History US

HIS 320 - Connecticut History
Connecticut History
Prerequisite: None

The course examines the growth and development of Connecticut from the colonial period to the present. The settlement of Connecticut followed closely that of Massachusetts. Yet many people believe that it is different from the rest of New England, because Connecticut did not share fully the Yankee traditions, values, and institutions long associated with the rest of traditional New England. Just how unique is Connecticut?

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

History Department

Course Attributes:
History US

HIS 321 - African American Hist To 1877
African American History To 1877
Prerequisite: None

A survey of the history of the African people in the United States from the African background through emancipation. Emphasis is on American slavery, abolition, Civil War, the free African American community, and Reconstruction.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

History Department

Course Attributes:
African American, American History, History US, GER IVA-Social Sciences

HIS 322 - African Amer Hist From 1877
African American History Since 1877
Prerequisite: None

This course emphasizes African American leadership, organizations, achievements, and struggles for equality in America since 1877. Major topics include Jim Crowism, migration, education, American imperialism, and African American involvement in the two world wars as well as the role of "black leadership" and the Civil Rights Movement.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

History Department

Course Attributes:
African American, American History, History US, GER IVA-Social Sciences

HIS 323 - US In The Cold War
US And The Cold War
Prerequisites: None



3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

History Department

Course Attributes:
History US

HIS 325 - Expansion Of New England
The Expansion Of New England
Prerequisite: None

As New England pioneers moved west after the Revolution, they left the imprint of their section in a distinctive band across the northern part of the country. This course surveys the broad scope of transplanted New England culture from a historical perspective, with special attention paid to cultural geography, religion, politics, education, and reform. Previous courses in American history or New England studies are recommended.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

History Department

Course Attributes:
History US

HIS 326 - American Religious History
American Religious History
Prerequisites: None

Few issues are more explosive in modern society than the intersection of religion and politics. An in a nation that proclaims a strict division of church and state while simultaneously celebrating religiosity the intersection of religious tradition and secular society in American history provides a particularly potent example of this dynamic. This class will offer an examination of the major religions in the United States and their influence on nationalism, politics, immigration, education, foreign policy and popular culture.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

History Department

Course Attributes:
History US

HIS 327 - Disasters in America
Disasters In America
Prerequisites: None

Violent natural and man-made events that have caused widespread physical destruction and death, such as hurricanes, earthquakes, fires, and industrial accidents, have always been part of American history. This course lays a foundation for inquiry into the meaning and significance of disasters in the United States from the colonial period to present. Topics covered include causes, preparation, destruction, relief, recovery, and long-term responses. On a deeper level, the study of disasters reveals extraordinary insights into underlying values that characterize American society, because people under duress often act upon their basic beliefs in direct and unequivocal ways that may not be evident under normal circumstances.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

History Department

Course Attributes:
History US

HIS 329 - History of Central Europe
History of Central Europe
Prerequisites: None

This course is an introduction to the history and culture of Eastern and Central Europe from the Middle Ages to contemporary times.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

History Department

Course Attributes:
History Global

HIS 330 - Tudor Stuart England
Tudor Stuart England
Prerequisite: None

Former Title: Great Britain, 1300-1688 Survey of British history from the Wars of the Roses to the Glorious Revolution. The course stresses social, political, and religious developments during a formative period of British history.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

History Department

Course Attributes:
History Global

HIS 331 - Modern Britain
Modern Britain
Survey of British history from the Glorious Revolution to the present. The course focuses on the rise and decline of the British empire, the Industrial Revolution and its impact and the development of the British political system.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

History Department

Course Attributes:
History Global

HIS 332 - Ancient Greece
Ancient Greece
Prerequisite: None

Survey of Greek civilization from the Mycenaeans to the Hellenistic Age.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

History Department

Course Attributes:
History Global

HIS 333 - Roman History
Roman History
Prerequisite: None

History of the Roman world in both Italy and the provinces from the later Republic to the end of the Empire.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

History Department

Course Attributes:
History Global

HIS 334 - Early Middle Ages
Early Middle Ages
Prerequisite: None

History of Europe from the later Roman Empire to the tenth century.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

History Department

Course Attributes:
History Global

HIS 335 - Later Middle Ages
Later Middle Ages
Prerequisites: None



3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

History Department

HIS 336 - Monsters in Euro Culture
Monsters in European Culture and Folklore
Prerequisites: NONE

This course examines how belief in monsters influenced European society, especially notions of gender, class, and community. It explores how ideas of the "monstrous" changed over time and how European art and literature reflected these transitions.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

History Department

Course Attributes:
History Global

HIS 337 - History Of Russia
History Of Russia
Prerequisite: None

An introduction to the history of Russia from the Medieval period to present, focusing on the development of institutions and political systems and on the changing relationship between Russia and the West.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

History Department

Course Attributes:
History Global

HIS 338 - The Holocaust
The Holocaust
Prerequisites: None

This class examines the history of the Jewish Holocaust of the 1940s. The course places the Holocaust in the context of European anti-Semitism and the racial ideology of Nazi Germany. The course also focuses on the experience of Holocaust victims and survivors and the ways that the Holocaust affected postwar Europe and the world.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

History Department

Course Attributes:
History Global

HIS 339 - History Of Modern Germany
History Of Modern German
Prerequisite: None

A survey of German history from the founding of the German state in 1871 through World War II and its aftermath. The course will emphasize the origins, development, and policies of the national Socialist dictatorship.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

History Department

Course Attributes:
History Global

HIS 340 - History Of The American South
History Of The American South
Prerequisite: None

A history of the American South from the colonial period to the present emphasizing the evolution of the distinctive characteristics and values of southern society.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

History Department

Course Attributes:
American History, History US

HIS 341 - Colonial Latin America
Colonial Latin America
Prerequisites: None

Examines the establishment, consolidation and dismantling of the Spanish and Portuguese empires in the Western Hemisphere. Special attention is given to the interaction of Native Americans, Africans, and Iberians in forming Latin American social, economic and political traditions.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

History Department

Course Attributes:
History Global

HIS 342 - Modern Latin America
Modern Latin America
Prerequisite: None

History of Spanish and Portuguese America from Independence to the present. Students taking this course to meet requirements in the History major must enroll in HIS 342, not LAS 342.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

History Department

Course Attributes:
History Global

HIS 343 - Latin Am & Drug Trade
Latin America and the Drug Trade
Prerequisites: None

This course will examine the transformation of the Latin American drug trade from the mid-nineteenth century to the present as cocaine and cannabis made their way, in ever greater quantities, north to the United States and east to Europe. Over time, the traffic in illegal drugs came to provide extraordinary profits and spawned the creation of highly successful, and often very violent, cartels. We will focus on the social and political transformations these brought to the region, as well as on how they contributed to shape foreign relations, especially with the United States.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

History Department

HIS 345 - History Of Mexico
History Of Mexico
Prerequisite: None

Investigation of the forces that have shaped modern Mexico, from the Aztec and Maya kingdoms and the Spanish Conquest, to the Revolution and the emergence of modern Mexican society. Students taking this course to meet requirements in the History major must enroll in HIS 345, not LAS 345.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

History Department

Course Attributes:
History Global

HIS 346 - Central America
Central America
Prerequisite: None

Investigation of sources of tensions in modern Central America from Indian cultures through the breakup of the United Provinces of Central America into Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica. The National Period plus Panama and Belize are also covered. Social and economic roots of the region's problems will be stressed. Students taking this course to meet requirements in the History major must enroll in HIS 346, not LAS 346.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

History Department

Course Attributes:
History Global

HIS 347 - History Of Brazil
History Of Brazil
Prerequisite: None

An inquiry into the uniqueness of modern Brazil, giving special attention to the interplay of different races and cultures in the region since 1500. Students taking this course to meet requirements in the History major must enroll in HIS 347, not LAS 347.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

History Department

Course Attributes:
History Global

HIS 350 - European Warfare, 1337-1815
European Warfare, 1337-1815
Prerequisite: None

This course examines the history of European militaries and warfare from the beginning of the Hundred Years War through the era of the Napoleonic Wars. It will highlight the most significant wars and campaigns of the period and will also provide an overview of the ways in which war and warriors were shaped by their civilian context.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

History Department

Course Attributes:
History Global

HIS 351 - Europe And The Great War
Europe And The Great War
Prerequisite: None

This course was taught as special topic HIS 365 Fall 1999. This course will provide an in-depth examination of European and World War I, the "Great War" of 1914-1918. Topics include the origins of the war, the development of the war on the military and home fronts, and its effects on the men and women of the war-time generation and postwar Europe.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

History Department

Course Attributes:
History Global

HIS 352 - History Of World War II
History Of World War II
Prerequisite: None

An examination of the origins and development of the Second World War in Europe and the Pacific, covering the military, economic, and social history of the war.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

History Department

Course Attributes:
History Global

HIS 354 - Renaissance Europe
Renaissance Europe
Prerequisites: None

This course surveys the Renaissance period in Europe straddling the late Middle Ages and the Reformation. It focuses particularly on Italy and the developments of the cultural Renaissance between the 14th and 16th centuries. It also traces the spread of Renaissance ideas and culture beyond the Alps into the rest of Europe.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

History Department

Course Attributes:
History Global

HIS 355 - Reformation Europe
Reformation Europe
Prerequisite: None

This course spans the period of Catholic, Protestant and Counter-Reformations, from the last decades of the 15th century through the chaos of the 16th century into the early 17th century. We will examine in detail this era of momentous religious change and its impacts on European politics, societies, cultures and economies.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

History Department

Course Attributes:
History Global

HIS 356 - Enlightenment Europe
Enlightenment Europe
Prerequisite: None

This course surveys the European "age of Enlightenment" from the mid-17th century to the end of the 18th. It focuses on the period's wide-ranging debates and their legacy for the modern West: the relationship between science and religion, between war and peace, about the efficiency and fairness of political and economic systems, as well as social understandings of gender and race.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

History Department

Course Attributes:
History Global

HIS 357 - Revolutionary& Napoleonic Euro
French Revolution And Napoleon
Prerequisite: None

This course examines a pivotal period in world history, the era of European revolution at the end of the 18th century. It focuses on French political, social, intellectual, cultural, and military events from the 1780s through 1815. The impact of Revolutionary & Napoleonic France on Europe will also be discussed.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

History Department

Course Attributes:
History Global

HIS 362 - History Of War And Society
History Of War And Society
Prerequisite: LAC student with T1SS or GER student

A course that examines the impact of war on society and the role of social organization and belief systems in shaping the way that wars have been fought from the 16th century to the twentieth. Different sections of this course will emphasize different wars, for example the Religious Wars of the 16th and 17th centuries or the total wars of the twentieth century.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

History Department

Course Attributes:
LAC T2IS-Individual&Societies

HIS 363 - Gender in History
Gender in History
Prerequisites: LAC student with T1SS or GER student

This is a special topics course that focuses on thematic issues relating to gender and sexuality in history. The focus will be on development of gender roles in past societies and the involvement of men, women, and gender non-binary individuals in economic, political, and social institutions in the US, Europe, and the world. Individual sections will focus on particular time periods and/or issues such as the history of marriage, women in Latin America, or gender and religion.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

History Department

Course Attributes:
LAC T2IS-Individual&Societies

HIS 365 - Special Topics
Special Topics
Prerequisite: None

Special areas of interest in U.S., European, or world history. Topics vary from semester to semester. Course may be repeated with a change of topic.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

History Department

HIS 366 - Classical Islamic Civilization
Classical Islamic Civilization
Prerequisite: NONE

This course surveys the first six-and-a-half centuries of Islamic history from its origins in Late Antiquity through the fall of the Abbasid caliphate in the thirteenth century. We will cover the standard narrative of political, cultural, and economic history, but also examine how these narratives were formed by Islamic and Western scholars over the past 1400 years.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Seminar

History Department

Course Attributes:
History Global

HIS 367 - Inner Asian Nomads to 1500 CE
Inner Asian Nomads to 1500 CE
Prerequisites: NONE

This class surveys the history, society, and culture of Inner Asian nomads and investigates how they influenced, and were influenced by, their sedentary neighbors. For centuries, the Huns, Turks, and Mongols were in contact -- and often conflict -- with the sedentary states of China, the Middle East, Indian and Eastern Europe, culminating with the continent-wide conquests of Genghis Khan and his descendants. From our perspective in an increasingly globalized world economy, we can learn much from how these 'barbarians' moved people, ideas, technologies, and diseases across continents centuries ago. This class pays particular attention to the types of sources that have survived from these encounters in order to discuss how non-literate societies are remembered in history.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

History Department

Course Attributes:
History Global

HIS 368 - The Silk Road
The Silk Road: Trade and Travel in Eurasia to 1500
Prerequisite: None

This course offers an introduction to economic and cultural connections across Eurasia from antiquity until about 1500. The main aim is to get beyond the political history of states & dynasties to see how goods and ideas moved between civilizations in the pre-modern world. The focus will be on the great overland "Silk Road", but we will also consider other routes of exchange, such as the Indian Ocean, the Tibetan Plateau, and the Sahara Desert to understand pre-modern trade and exchange on the global scale.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

History Department

Course Attributes:
History Global

HIS 370 - Drugs in Asian History
Drugs in Asian History
Prerequisite: None

This course introduces students to the topic of drugs, both medicinal substances and intoxicants, in Asian history. Both modern medicine and recreational drugs cultures have been shaped by global forces such as imperialism, world trade, commercialization, and capitalism. Through readings, lectures, and discussions focused on Asia, student will consider the role that substances such as opium, tea, and methamphetamines have played in the histories of East and Southeast Asia, particularly since the nineteenth century.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

History Department

HIS 371 - Making Of China's Tradition
The Making Of China's Tradition
Prerequisite: None

This course covers the formative epochs of China's traditional history from its beginnings to the mid-nineteenth century. The course deals with the formation of a distinctively Chinese culture and polity as well as how that society was changed by interaction with other peoples and by internal transformations and innovations. The course ends with a consideration of the nature of Chinese society on the eve of the current era of revolution.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

History Department

Course Attributes:
History Global

HIS 372 - China In Revolution
China In Revolution
Prerequisite: None

The century from the Opium Wars and the Taiping Rebellion to the success of the Communist Revolution was one of fundamental change in China. This course considers China's political, social, and cultural history from the mid-nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century, covering the fall of the last dynasty, the warlords and the Nationalist movement, the Japanese invasion, and the Communist movement.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

History Department

Course Attributes:
History Global

HIS 373 - Mao's China
Mao's China
Prerequisite: None

The course follows the development of Communist China over the four decades of the Maoist period, from the Long March through the Cultural Revolution. It considers the legacy of the revolutionary war period and the problems involved in attempting to establish a socialist society while simultaneously engaging in economic development.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

History Department

Course Attributes:
History Global

HIS 374 - Early Japan
Early Japan
Prerequisites: None

This course surveys Japan's history from its earliest roots to the nineteenth century, investigating Japanese values and cultures as they developed in the context of social, economic, and political structures. The course will explore the interactions of indigenous values and religions with those from China and Korea, the emergence of a highly cultivated court aristocracy, and the long evolution of Japanese "feudalism," the land of the samurai, the shogun and Zen.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

History Department

Course Attributes:
History Global

HIS 375 - Modern Japan
Modern Japan
Prerequisite: None

This course introduces the historical background of contemporary Japan with a focus on the transition from a traditional to a modern society, leading up to World War II. It considers the historical legacy of traditional society across the Meiji restoration, the social and economic developments in the modern era and the pressures of international relations.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

History Department

Course Attributes:
History Global, TWLD - AATW Minor

HIS 376 - China After Mao

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

History Department

HIS 378 - Early Northern Europe
Early Northern Europe
Prerequisite: None

A survey of the early phases of the history of northern Europe, including the culture and society of the Celtic peoples, the impact of the Roman occupation, and the events which followed the arrival of the Teutonic peoples.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

History Department

Course Attributes:
History Global

HIS 379 - US In The Middle East
The U.S. in the Middle East
Prerequisites: None

This course examines the relationship between the United States and the Middle East in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The course will begin with an assessment of early American interest in the region and will conclude by examining the Gulf Wars. Students will explore the disintegration of the Ottoman Empire, the European and American scramble for influence, the ideal self-determination for Arab nations and its reality, the Arab-Palestinian-Israeli conflict, Pan-Arabism, the politics of oil, the rise of fundamentalism, and the war in Afghanistan.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

History Department

Course Attributes:
History US

HIS 380 - Modern Black Nationalism
Modern Black Nationalism
Prerequisite: None

This course focuses specifically on the evolution of Black Nationalism in the United States since Booker T. Washington's national emergence in 1895. The course will also focus on the nationalism and integrationist debate.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

History Department

Course Attributes:
History US

HIS 381 - Non-Violence in Black America
History Of Non-Violence In Black America
Prerequisite: None

This course analyzes the historical development of the philosophy of nonviolence in the African American community. The course looks at the impact of nonviolence before, during, and after the civil rights movement. In addition, it also focuses on the impact of personalism, Ghandi, black theology of liberation, and other ideas on Dr. Martin Luther King and his supporters. A segment of the course deals with the struggles of non-violent leaders to maintain stances on peace and nonviolence amidst the Vietnam War and calls for "Black Power".

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

History Department

Course Attributes:
History US

HIS 382 - Vietnam War
Vietnam War
Pre-requisites: None



3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

History Department

Course Attributes:
History US

HIS 383 - Am Immingr&Ethnicity to 1924
American Immigration and Ethnicity to 1924
Prerequisites: None

A diversity of races, cultures, and religions has been a distinguishing characteristic of the United States. Our objective in this course is to gain an understanding of the role of immigration and ethnicity in the shaping of American society and culture in the period till 1924.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

History Department

Course Attributes:
History US

HIS 384 - Immigration&Am Soc Since 1924
Immigration and American Society Since 1924
Prerequisites: None

this course focuses on the role of immigration an ethnicity in the shaping of American society and culture, with the special emphasis on the experience of the most recent immigrant groups in the United States.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

History Department

Course Attributes:
History US

HIS 385 - Introduction To Public History
Introduction To Public Health
Prerequisite: HIS 120 or HIS 121 or HIS 310

This course introduces students to the study and practice of American public history, the kind of history presented to the general public through museums, historic sites, monuments, and popular media. It is aimed at students who want to organize and lead field trips to history museums and historic sites; who are interested in careers in public history; or who simply want to learn more about how history is presented to the public.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

History Department

Course Attributes:
History US

HIS 386 - Intro to Digital History
Introduction to Digital History
Prerequisite: T1M course.

This hands on course introduces students to the practical study of history in the digital world. It will survey a variety of digital tools, techniques, concepts and resources, through the course will focus on using computers to create historical data from historical sources and analyze this data through databases, text analysis, and visualizations (including mapping). Only basic literacy is assumed.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

History Department

Course Attributes:
History Global, LAC T2IT-Applied Info Tech

HIS 388 - Digital Windham

4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

History Department

HIS 391 - Relig/War/Peace Early Mod Eur
Religion, War and Peace in Early Modern Europe
Prerequisite: None

This course examines the historical relationship between Christianity and war with an emphasis on early modern Europe. It trances the debate within Christianity over the use of religion to justify and condemn, facilitate and constrain the waging of war, as well as looking at how contemporaries explained and interpreted their actions in religious terms.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

History Department

Course Attributes:
History Global

HIS 3XX - History Elective
History Elective
Prerequisite: Transfer Credit Evaluation Only



0.500 TO 6.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

HIS 400 - Seminar In American History
Seminar In American History
Prerequisites: HIS 200, 18 Credits In History with at least 9 of those credits at the 3XX level; LAC student with at least two Tier II courses or GER student

Selected topics in American history from the age of colonization to the contemporary period.

4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

History Department

Course Attributes:
LAC T3-LiberalArts Experience, Writing Intensive

HIS 406 - Seminar In European History
Seminar In European History
Prerequisites: HIS 200, 18 Credits In History; with at least 9 of those credits at the 3XX level; LAC student with at least two Tier II courses or GER student

Selected topics in European history since 1500.

4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

History Department

Course Attributes:
LAC T3-LiberalArts Experience, Writing Intensive

HIS 407 - Seminar In World History
Seminar In World History
Prerequisites: 18 credits in history, including at least 9 credits at the 3xx level, and successful completion of HIS 200.

Discussion and guided research on topic in the history of Asia, Africa, or Latin America.
May be repeated for credit with change of topic.

4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

History Department

Course Attributes:
LAC T3-LiberalArts Experience, Writing Intensive

HIS 420 - Seminar American Civilization
Seminar In American Civilization
Prerequisite: HIS 200, 18 Hours of History

Note: Fulfills the semester requirement for History/ American Studies majors.
An advanced study assuming general familiarity with American history and literature and requiring interdisciplinary research.

4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

History Department

Course Attributes:
LAC T3-LiberalArts Experience, Writing Intensive

HIS 461 - Colloquium In American History
Colloquium In American History
Prerequisite: HIS 200

The colloquium is primarily an in-depth reading course in selected areas of American history, focusing on 1607-1860 or 1860-present. Specific topics vary from semester to semester.
Students should have a basic foundation in United States history and have completed HIS 200.
May be repeated for credit with a change of focus.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

History Department

Course Attributes:
History US, Writing Intensive

HIS 462 - Colloquium In European History
Colloquium In European History
Prerequisite: HIS 200

The colloquium is an in-depth reading course in selected areas of European history since 1500. Specific topics vary. Students should have a basic survey in modern Europe and have completed HIS 200. May be repeated for credit with a change of focus.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

History Department

Course Attributes:
History Global, Writing Intensive

HIS 463 - Colloquium In World History
Colloquium In World History
Prerequisite: HIS 200

An in-depth reading course in special topics in Asian, African, or Latin American history or in comparative topics involving Western and non-Western cultures. May be repeated with a change of topic.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

History Department

Course Attributes:
Writing Intensive

HIS 470 - History Travel And Study Prep
History Travel And Study Preparation
Prerequisite: 6-Credits Of History Courses

This course provides the necessary background and preparation for HIS 471: History Travel and Study.

1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

History Department

HIS 471 - History Travel And Study
History Travel And Study
Pre or Co-requisite: HIS 470

This course provides opportunities for educational travel to places of historic interest. Trips normally last eight to ten days. Particular itineraries, travel dates, and arrangements vary each time the course is offered.
HIS 470 must be taken in the same session.
HIS 471 may be repeated with a different itinerary, but only three credits of HIS 471 may be applied to any history major or minor.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar and Field Instruction

History Department

Course Attributes:
History Global

HIS 480 - Independent Study
Independent Study
Prerequisites: HIS 200

Research and Analysis of a topic of concern to history.

1.000 TO 9.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 9.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study

History Department

HIS 490 - Internship Historical Research
Internship In Historical Research
Prerequisite: Consent of Department



2.000 TO 15.000 Credit hours
4.000 TO 30.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Internship

History Department

Course Attributes:
Liberal Arts Work

HIS 491 - Research Assistantship
Research Assistantship in History
Prerequisites: HIS 200 plus two 300-level History courses; Permission of Instructor, Department Chairperson and Dean

This Research Assistantship is designed to give History majors real world experience with skills required for academic research and publishing. The course provides one-on-one training for students in discipline-specific skills that prepare students to work in professional environments as researchers in business, NGOs and government positions; as administrative personnel in institutional contexts; in the publishing industry; and in academic posts. Students may assist with tasks such as book projects, research articles, journal editing, academic newsletters, and scholarly websites according to a program negotiated between the student and the respective professors at the beginning of the semester.

1.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
3.000 TO 12.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Internship

History Department

Course Attributes:
Liberal Arts Work

HIS 4XX - History Elective
History Elective
Prerequisite: Transfer Credit Evaluation Only



0.500 TO 6.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture


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