History (HST)

HST 101. United States History to 1865. 3 Credit Hours.

United States History to 1865 surveys the cultural, economic, institutional, political, and social forces and events which have shaped the United States from the colonial period through the Civil War.
Prerequisite: Reading Proficiency.

HST 102. United States History from 1865 to the Present. 3 Credit Hours.

United States History from 1865 to the Present surveys the cultural, economic, institutional, political and social forces and events which have shaped the United States from the Civil War to the present.
Prerequisite: Reading Proficiency.

HST 105. United States in the Twentieth Century. 3 Credit Hours.

The United States in the Twentieth Century surveys the social, economic, political and intellectual forces which have shaped contemporary American life and institutions. This course will focus on change within America during the period 1898 to the present and will consider the effects of that change both on America and on America's relations with the rest of the world.
Prerequisite: Reading Proficiency.

HST 107. The African American Experience, 1619 to the Present. 3 Credit Hours.

The African American Experience surveys the cultural, economic, institutional, political, social forces and events that have shaped the African American experience from early American origins to the present. This course will promote a better understanding of America's past by developing increased awareness of the history of African Americans, their problems and their accomplishments both individually and as a group.
Prerequisite: Reading Proficiency.

HST 115. Ancient and Medieval History to 1500. 3 Credit Hours.

This course is a survey of the Western World with comparisons to non-Western civilizations and cultures from antiquity through the late middle ages. The course will cover ancient civilizations of the Mediterranean and the Near East; ancient Greece and Rome; the impact of Christianity, Islam, Byzantium on western heritage; and the contributions of Celtic, Germanic, and other tribal societies to a medieval western medieval heritage, as well as the development of that heritage from late antiquity to 1500 and the impact and application of these of today's world.
Prerequisite: Reading Proficiency.

HST 117. Early Modern Europe. 3 Credit Hours.

This course surveys the history of western Europe from the later Middle Ages through the French Revolution. It examines the cultural, economic, intellectual, political, religious, and social forces that shaped the Western World and its spheres of influence.
Prerequisite: Reading Proficiency.

HST 119. The Modern World. 3 Credit Hours.

This course examines the development of the "the modern world" from a variety of global perspectives, including demographics, the human impact on the environment, social transformations and the rise of gender, ethnic, and class issues and identities, the impact of warfare and political and ideological conflict, and the implications for culture of global communications networks. The course highlights the nature of changes in global frameworks and their causes and consequences, as well as comparisons among major societies.
Prerequisite: Reading Proficiency.

HST 128. Western Civilization from 1500 to the Present. 3 Credit Hours.

This course surveys the political, economic, cultural, military, and social forces that have shaped the Western World. The course also examines religious developments, overseas colonization, the Enlightenment, industrialization, imperialism, the world wars, and globalization.
Prerequisite: Reading Proficiency.

HST 130. African History I. 3 Credit Hours.

This course will deal with the history of black Africans from the time of ancient Egypt to contemporary Africa. It will be concerned with the chronological progression of African civilization, covering individuals, events and the ideas of the various periods.
Prerequisite: Reading Proficiency.

HST 137. African American History through Reconstruction. 3 Credit Hours.

A survey of African American History from its African background through the Civil War and Reconstruction. The course will investigate African-American leaders, sociocultural institutions, as well as the Black community's relationship with the larger community.
Prerequisite: Reading Proficiency.

HST 138. African American History from Reconstruction to the Present. 3 Credit Hours.

A survey of African American history from the era of Jim Crow to the present. The course will investigate African-American leaders, socio-cultural institutions, as well as the Black community's relationship with the larger community.
Prerequisite: Reading Proficiency.

HST 139. British History. 3 Credit Hours.

This course is a survey of British history from the time of Roman rule until the union of England and Scotland in 1707. Through lectures, videos, text assignments, and field trips, students will trace the historical development of the United Kingdom.
Prerequisite: Reading Proficiency.

HST 141. United States History, 1945-Present. 3 Credit Hours.

This course surveys how the end of World War II gave rise to social, cultural, intellectual, political, economic, and environmental forces that have collectively shaped American experience in the twenty-first century.
Prerequisite: Reading Proficiency.

HST 201. History of East Asia. 3 Credit Hours.

This course surveys the development of China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam from ancient times to the present. Themes include the nature of traditional East Asian society and culture, war and revolutions, East Asia responses to political and economic challenges posed by an industrialized West, and modernization of the twentieth century.
Prerequisite: Reading Proficiency.

HST 205. The United States and the Middle East, 1776-Present. 3 Credit Hours.

This course surveys the political, economic, cultural, military, and social forces that have shaped the United States relationship with the Middle East. The course examines American involvement in the Middle East and its impact on domestic politics in the US; how US foreign policy toward the Middle East evolved over time; and the role the United States has played in shaping the political history of the Arab-Islamic world.
Prerequisite: Reading Proficiency.

HST 206. Women in United States History. 3 Credit Hours.

This course surveys the history of women in what is now the United States, beginning with the era of the first contact between Native American and Europeans to the present. The course focuses upon the ways gender, race, ethnicity, class, religion and region interacted to shape women's lives. It also surveys women's changing family, work, and social roles. The course examines women's political contributions, their quest for equality, and their role in U.S. constitutional changes over time.
Prerequisite: Reading Proficiency.

HST 207. America in Vietnam. 3 Credit Hours.

This course surveys the United States involvement in Vietnam from the end of World War II through the fall of Saigon in 1975. This course surveys the social, political, and military history of the Vietnam Era. This course also examines both United States foreign policy and domestic politics within the context of the Vietnam War.
Prerequisite: Reading Proficiency.