HIST103 - The World to 1750
Credit: 3 semester hours

Introduces students to global history before the industrial revolution, with particular emphasis on non-Western civilizations. The course uses various cross-cultural perspectives to examine major historical themes such as the rise of civilizations, the impact of universal religions, and global interaction. A principal goal of the course is to encourage students to think about history in comparative historical perspective. This course can be used to satisfy University Studies requirements.

HIST104 - The World Since 1750
Credit: 3 semester hours

Introduces students to modern global history since the eighteenth century. Its focus is on the interaction between what has traditionally been called the "Western" world and the "non-Western" world. The course explores general topics and themes such as imperialism, nationalism, and modernization by looking at specific historical episodes. This course can be used to satisfy University Studies requirements.

HIST221 - United States through the Civil War
Credit: 3 semester hours

Surveys colonial, revolutionary, early national, and Civil War America. Beginning with the encounter between Native Americans, Africans, and Europeans in the New World, this course focuses on the country's multinational heritage and the experiences of ordinary Americans. Special attention is given to the consequences of geographical and economic expansion, the paradox of slavery and freedom, and the meanings of citizenship. This course can be used to satisfy University Studies requirements.

HIST222 - United States Since Reconstruction
Credit: 3 semester hours

Surveys United States history from the Civil War to the present. Particular attention will be given to the diversity of the population and the experiences of ordinary people. Themes include isolationism and interventionism, the changing role of government in people's lives, movements for social justice, and tensions between modern and traditional cultures. This course can be used to satisfy University Studies requirements.

HIST275 - Religion in America
Credit: 3 semester hours

Provides a historical overview of religion in the United States, with particular emphasis on its diversity and its role in shaping the American character. (See also RS 475/575). This course can be used to satisfy University Studies requirements.

HIST281 - History of Women and Gender in the United States
Credit: 3 semester hours

Through primary and secondary readings and research, we will explore the history of women in this country from the colonial period through the 1980s with a focus on women's activism and cultural expectations for women. Themes include race and gender identities, the construction of separate spheres, the struggle for suffrage and equality, sexuality, and feminism. This course can be used to satisfy University Studies requirements.

HIST282 - The American Presidency
Credit: 3 semester hours

This course provides a broad overview of the ever-expanding office and powers of the presidency in the American political system. Attention is also given to the presidents as individuals and as head of the First Family. This course will also explore how the American Presidency impacts global events and politics. This course can be used to satisfy University Studies requirements.

HIST377 - The United States Civil War and Reconstruction
Credit: 3 semester hours

Examines the ideologies, social institutions, reform movements, prejudices, and political, economic, and geographic transformations that caused the collapse of the nation in 1861. The Civil War, as well as the process of emancipation and reconstruction, will also be considered. This course can be used to satisfy University Studies requirements.

HIST378 - The United States in the Twentieth Century
Credit: 3 semester hours

Explores the emergence of the United States as a global power and the simultaneous social and cultural transformations. Areas of particular concern will include race relations, gender roles, superpower status, protest movements, popular culture, political upheaval, and the changing role of government. This course can be used to satisfy University Studies requirements.

HIST383 - African American History I
Credit: 3 semester hours

Provides students with a comprehensive survey of the role that African Americans have played in shaping American history. This course will explore the major forces, movements, and personalities that shaped African American history and culture from the African past through Reconstruction. Furthermore, this course will aid students in developing a sense of the African American experience in the United States by examining slavery and the abolitionist movement, African American religious developments, major African American leaders and organizations, and the role African Americans played in American politics, economics, the military, and cultural development. This course can be used to satisfy University Studies requirements.

HIST384 - African American History II
Credit: 3 semester hours

This course will examine African American history from emancipation and reconstruction to the post black power movement. It will provide a comprehensive examination of the role that African Americans have had in shaping America as we know it today. The course will study and analyze African Americans' reaction to freedom and reconstruction, the onset of Jim Crow, and the continuing struggle by African Americans and their supporters to obtain social, economic, and political equality. The course will aid students to develop a sense of the African American experience in the United States by examining major African American leaders, organizations, sports figures, and cultural personalities. Furthermore, students will gain an understanding of the challenges faced by civil rights and black power participants by reading the first-hand accounts of individuals active in these movements. This course can be used to satisfy University Studies requirements.

HIST385 - Special Topics
Credit: 3 semester hours

These courses cover a variety of new themes in historical inquiry and are offered on an occasional basis. May be repeated provided subject matter is different. This course can be used to satisfy University Studies requirements.

HIST490 - Independent Study
Credit: 1-6 semester hours

Under faculty direction, students engage in directed readings and tutorials that lead to the production of a major research paper that involves analysis of primary and secondary works. This course can be used to satisfy University Studies requirements.
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor