History

Courses

HIST& 126: World Civilizations I

Credits 5

Historical comparative study of the world’s major civilizations (African, Asian, Middle East, European, and American) from prehistory to ca.1200 CE. There will be an emphasis on material existence and understanding value systems. We will delve into how these are expressed in different political, social, economic, cultural, and religious systems as well as in literature and art. (Social Science)

HIST& 127: World Civilizations II

Credits 5

Comparative study of the world’s major civilizations (African, Asian, Middle East, European, and American) from roughly 1200 CE to 1815. There will be an emphasis on material existence and understanding value systems. We will delve into how these are expressed in different political, social, economic, cultural and religious systems as well as in literature and art. (Social Science)

HIST& 128: World Civilizations III

Credits 5

Comparative historical study of the world's major civilizations (African, Asian, Middle East, European, and American) from the beginning of industrialization to today’s global world. There will be an emphasis on material existence and understanding value systems. We will delve into how these are expressed in different political, social, economic, cultural, and religious systems as well as in literature and art. (Social Science)

HIST& 146: U.S. History I

Credits 5

United States development from European settlements clinging tenuously on the Atlantic coast, or wayward outposts in the Southeast and Southwest, to a large .relatively unified nation between two oceans. We will examine the people of North America, Europe and Africa before colonialism and then address the social, cultural, economic and geographical determinants for colonization. We will explore how colonists began to see themselves separate from the mother country and how this resulted in revolution and a new nation. (Social Science)

HIST& 147: U.S. History II

Credits 5

United States evolvement after the early years of nation building. The course will begin at the end of the Jacksonian Reform era, and end with the period of overseas expansion as the United States become a Great Power nation. This course will examine a number of crisis or issues of change, including civil war, western expansion, industrialization, immigration and urbanization. The student will learn how the people of the United States responded to crisis periods through reform movements such as Populism, unionization, Progressivism and imperialism. (Social Science)

HIST& 148: U.S. History III

Credits 5

The third part of the History of the United States examines the 20th century starting with World War I. In this period attention directed toward the development of the United States as a modern nation-state. We will cover the process industrialization, urbanization, and immigration that shaped the contours of the country right into the 21st century. Other topics of interest in the larger processes will be the Great Depression, Imperialism, World War I and II, the Cold War, environmentalism, nuclear war and terrorism. The course will end as the United States enters the post-Cold War era. (Social Science)

HIST& 214: Pacific Northwest History

Credits 5

With emphasis on the states of Washington, Oregon, and Idaho, Pacific Northwest (PNW) history proceeds through five main periods: indigenous peoples before European arrival, European arrival and exploration, European colonialism, industrial and urban development and immigration, and regional autonomy for the PNW, and considers various marginalized groups in society, including Native Americans, African Americans, and Asian Americans.  Within these different historical periods, the course also examines social difference (e.g., ethnicity, race, and gender), economic and political organization, and cultural values. ENGL& 101 is strongly recommended. This class may include students from multiple sections. (E)