Course Descriptions
2021-2022 School Year
HISTORY

HIS1921  The American Presidency  3.0   P
This Honors course examines the American presidency from both an institutional and a historical perspective, while including material and instruction on the presidential election process, current issues, and controversies. More than any other part of American government, the institution of the presidency has been shaped by the activities of the persons who have held the office. This course will examine the presidency in historical perspective beginning with the Constitutional base and indicating how the presidential section process and presidential roles have evolved over time as various presidents have shaped the institution. The course will also focus on presidential leadership and the strategies which presidents have developed for succes Full Description

LAH2020  Introduction to Latin American History  3.0   P
This course is an introduction to Spanish American history. As such, the cultural, economic, political, and religious characteristics of the region will be discussed. The sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries are of principal concern. The topics include the indigenous civilizations of the Americas; the motives for, and the methods and results of, the Iberian conquest and colonization; the struggle for independence from Spain; the national period legacy from the past and new dependency; and twentieth-century Latin America. Though the emphasis will be on the Spanish heritage, the course will include a brief examination of the Brazilian experience. The primary General Education learning outcome for this class is Global Socio-Cultura Full Description

AMH2020  United States History Since 1877  3.0   P
This course examines the major political, social, economic, and diplomatic trends that have shaped the United States from the end of Reconstruction to the present. Special attention is given to the experience of the nation's diverse ethnic and cultural groups and America's place in the global community of regional and international relations. As a writing intensive course, AMH 2020 will allow students the chance to explore the subject through a variety of college-level writing exercises that may include essay exams, book reviews, reaction papers, and other discipline specific writing. The primary General Education learning outcome for this class is Critical Thinking: Demonstrate the skills necessary for analysis, synthesis, evaluation, dec Full Description

AMH2035  US Modern World Since 1945  3.0   P
This course will examine both the major role performed by the United States in world affairs since the end of World War II and the profound changes the nation has experienced on the domestic scene. Among the major issues to consider are affluence and poverty, civil rights and social justice, broader economic and social changes, as well as the political culture that both reflects and shapes these larger historical currents. As a research and writing intensive course, this course will allow students the chance to explore the subject through a variety of college-level writing exercises that will include an original research project and may also include essay exams, book reviews, reaction papers, and other discipline specific writing. The prima Full Description

EUH2000  Survey of Western Civilization 1: Ancient Europe and the Near East  3.0   P
An introduction to ancient Western civilization, this course examines the religious, political, economic and cultural trends of most importance to the future development of civilization in the West and, indeed, the world. The course considers in particular the early histories of Mesopotamia, Egypt, and Southwest Asia as well as Greek, Hellenistic and Roman histories through the establishment of the Eastern Roman Empire. In particular, the establishment of the great religious traditions of the West (Judaism, Christianity and Islam) is explored. As a writing-intensive course, this course will allow students the chance to explore the subject through a variety of college-level writing exercises that may include essay exams, book reviews, reacti Full Description

EUH2002  Survey of Western Civilization 3: French Revolution to the Present  3.0   P
This class examines the eighteenth-century revolutions, Napoleon, nineteenth century ideologies, national unification in the nineteenth century, imperialism, twentieth century ideologies, the world wars, and the postwar era including the transition to post-Soviet rule in Eastern Europe. Although the course considers mostly Europe and the United States, the impact of the West on the world via imperialism, decolonization and the Cold War are also considered. As a writing intensive course, EUH2002 will allow students the chance to explore the subject through a variety of college-level writing exercises that may include essay exams, book reviews, reaction papers, and other discipline specific writing. The primary General Education learning outc Full Description

WOH2012  World History to 1500  3.0   P
This course will examine the creation and evolution of the economic, social, political, and cultural structures of the civilizations humans created from Neolithic times to 1500 CE. In addition, the course will analyze the interactions that occurred between these civilizations. As a writing intensive course, this course will allow students the chance to explore the subject thro ugh a variety of college-level writing exercises that may include essay exams, book reviews, reaction papers, and other discipline specific writing. The primary General Education learning outcome for this course is Global Socio-Cultural Responsibility: Demonstrate an understanding of pluralism/diversity in the world community and an awareness of civic and social parti Full Description

ASH2041  Survey of Chinese History  3.0   P
This course will examine the creation and evolution of the economic, social, political, and cultural structures of Chinese civilization from Neolithic times to the present as well as the interactions that occurred between China and the rest of the world.... Full Description

AMH2091  Survey of African American History  3.0   P
This course examines the major political, social, and economic events in African American history. The topics to be treated in this course will include: the African background; slavery; emancipation; the Civil War and Reconstruction; blacks in the twentieth century; the civil rights movement; and social, cultural, and economic aspects of black history. The primary General Education learning outcome for this class is Global Socio-Cultural Responsibility: Demonstrate an understanding of pluralism/diversity in the world community and an awareness of civic and social participation and ethical and informed decision making.... Full Description

ASH2000  Survey of Asian History  3.0   P
This course will examine the creation and evolution of the economic, social, political, and cultural structures of the civilizations humans created in Asia from Neolithic times to the present. In addition, the course will analyze the interactions that occurred between these civilizations and other areas of the world.... Full Description

WOH2022  World History Since 1500  3.0   P
This course will examine the creation and evolution of the economic, social, political, and cultural structures of the civilizations humans created from 1500 CE to the present day. In addition, the course will analyze the interactions that occurred between these civilizations. As a writing intensive course, this course will allow students the chance to explore the subject through a variety of college-level writing exercises that may include essay exams, book reviews, reaction papers, and other discipline specific writing. The primary General Education learning outcome for this course is Global Socio-Cultural Responsibility: Demonstrate an understanding of pluralism/diversity in the world community and an awareness of civic and social partic Full Description

WOH2040  Contemporary World History  3.0   P
This course will examine the major political, social, economic, intellectual and diplomatic developments of the 20th century. Emphasis will be placed on the impact of two world wars, the Russian Revolution, the Cold War, the emergence of Communist China and the rise of the Third World, the decline of Communism in Europe, and the major problems of the post-Cold War world. As a writing intensive course that satisfies the Inquiry and Discourse category of general education, this course will allow students the chance to explore the subject through a variety of college-level writing exercises that will include an original research project and may also include essay exams, book reviews, reaction papers, and other discipline specific writing. The. Full Description

AMH2010  United States History to 1877  3.0   P
This course examines the major political, social, economic and diplomatic trends that have shaped the United States from the first European contact with America to the Civil War and Reconstruction. Special attention is given to the experience of the nation's diverse ethnic and cultural groups and America's place in the global community. As a writing intensive course, AMH2010 will allow students the chance to explore the subject through a variety of college-level writing exercises that may include essay exams, book reviews, reaction papers, and other discipline specific writing. The primary General Education learning outcome for this course is Critical Thinking: Demonstrate the skills necessary for analysis, synthesis, evaluation, decision m Full Description

EUH2001  Survey of Western Civilization 2: Medieval Society to the Enlightenment  3.0   P
This class treats the development of Western Society from the time of the Carolingian Empire to the age of Enlightenment. The class concentrates on Europe, but also considers the impact of the West on Africa, America and Asia during the Age of Exploration. Particular attention is placed on feudalism and manorialism, the rise of urban society and the nation state, and the various impacts of the Renaissance, the Reformation, and the Age of Discovery. As a writing intensive course, EUH2001 will allow students the chance to explore the subject through a variety of college-level writing exercises that may include essay exams, book reviews, reaction papers, and other discipline specific writing. The primary General Education learning outcome for. Full Description