History (HST)

HST 101. United States History to 1865 (MOTR HIST 101). 3 Credit Hours.

United States History to 1865 surveys the constitutional, cultural, economic, institutional, political, and social forces which have shaped United States history. The course begins with the colonial period, runs through the Revolution and Early Republic, including the Constitutional Convention, and concludes with the causes, course, and immediate outcome of the Civil War.
Prerequisites: Reading Proficiency or concurrent enrollment in RDG 079

HST 102. United States History from 1865 to the Present (MOTR HIST 102). 3 Credit Hours.

United States History from 1865 to the Present surveys forces and events which have shaped the United States from the Civil War to the present. It considers constitutional, institutional, cultural, economic, political, social, environmental, and other influences on national development.
Prerequisites: Reading Proficiency or concurrent enrollment in RDG 079

HST 115. Ancient and Medieval History to 1500 (MOTR WCIV 101). 3 Credit Hours.

Ancient and Medieval History to 1500 is a survey of the Western World 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, and Byzantium; and the contributions of Celtic, Germanic, and other tribal societies to Western Civilization.
Prerequisites: Reading Proficiency

HST 128. Western Civilization from 1500 to the Present (MOTR WCIV 102). 3 Credit Hours.

Western Civilization from 1500 to the Present 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.
Prerequisites: Reading Proficiency

HST 137. African American History through Reconstruction (MOTR HIST 101AA). 3 Credit Hours.

African American History through Reconstruction is 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.
Prerequisites: Reading Proficiency

HST 138. African American History from Reconstruction to the Present (MOTR HIST 102AA). 3 Credit Hours.

African American History from Reconstruction to the Present is a survey of African American history from the era of Jim Crow to the present. The course will investigate African American leaders, sociocultural institutions, as well as the Black community's relationship with the larger community.
Prerequisites: 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.
Prerequisites: 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.
Prerequisites: 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.
Prerequisites: Reading Proficiency