Academics

    HIS

    HIS 101  Western Civilization to 1689  (3-0-3)*
    Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters
    Prerequisite:  Placement into ENG 101
    This course is a survey of Western civilization from ancient times to 1689, including the major political, social, economic and intellectual factors shaping western cultural tradition.

    HIS 102  Western Civilization Post 1689  (3-0-3)*
    Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters
    Prerequisite:  Placement into ENG 101
    This course is a survey of Western civilization from 1689 to the present, including major political, social, economic and intellectual factors which shape the modern western world.

    HIS 104  World History I  (3-0-3)
    Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters
    Prerequisite:  Placement into ENG 101
    This course covers world history from prehistory to circa 1500 A.D., focusing on economic, social, political, and cultural aspects of people before the onset of western dominance and identifying major patterns and trends which characterized the world in each era.

    HIS 105  World History II  (3-0-3)
    Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters
    Prerequisite:  Placement into ENG 101
    This course covers world history from circa 1500 A.D. to the present, focusing on the development of a system of interrelationships based on western expansion and on the economic, social, political, and cultural aspects of each era.

    HIS 106  Introduction to African History  (3-0-3)
    Offered Fall Semester
    Prerequisite:  Placement into ENG 101
    This course is an examination of several traditional sub-Saharan African societies and their political and economic transformation in the pre-modern, colonial, and post-independence periods.

    HIS 107  Introduction to the Middle East  (3-0-3)
    Offered based on enrollment
    Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 101
    This course analyzes the evolution of diverse social, political, environmental, and cultural patterns in the Middle East.  Emphasis is placed on the development of historical, geographical, and religious constructs and their effect on rural, urban, and global relationships across the historical timeline.   

    HIS 108  Introduction to East Asian Civilization  (3-0-3)
    Offered based on enrollment
    Prerequisite:  Placement into ENG 101
    This course is an analysis of the evolution of social, political, and cultural patterns in East Asia, emphasizing the development of philosophical, religious, and political institutions and their relationship to literary and artistic forms in China and Japan.

    HIS 109  Introduction to Latin American Civilization  (3-0-3)
    Offered based on enrollment
    Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 101
    This course is an analysis of the political, cultural, and economic forces which have shaped the development of institutions and ideas in Spanish and Portuguese America.

    HIS 115  African-American History  (3-0-3)
    Offered Spring Semester
    Prerequisite:  Placement into ENG 101
    This course is a study of the history of African-Americans, including African heritage, American history and significant contributions by individuals or groups.

    HIS 122  History, Technology, and Society  (3-0-3)
    Offered Fall and Spring Semesters
    Prerequisite:  Placement into ENG 101
    This course covers topics in the history of technology with emphasis on how technology affects society and how society shapes technology. Emphasis is on 19th and 20th century America, but some material from other periods of Western Civilization and other world regions may be discussed.

    HIS 201  American History:  Discovery to 1877  (3-0-3)*
    Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters
    Prerequisite:  Placement into ENG 101
    This course is a survey of U.S. history from discovery to 1877.  The course includes political, social, economic and intellectual developments during this period.

    HIS 202  American History:  1877 to Present  (3-0-3)*
    Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters
    Prerequisite:  Placement into ENG 101
    This course is a survey of U.S. history from 1877 to the present.  The course includes political, social, economic and intellectual developments during this period.