History Course Descriptions

HIS 111 World Civilizations I

This course introduces world history from the dawn of civilization to the early modern era. Topics include Eurasian, African, American, and Greco-Roman civilizations and Christian, Islamic and Byzantine cultures. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze significant political, socioeconomic, and cultural developments in pre-modern world civilizations. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement general education core requirement in social/behavioral sciences.

TThis is a Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) course

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0
Semester Hours Credit: 3
Prerequisites: ENG 090 and RED 090 or ENG 002 Tier 1
Corequisites: None
HIS 111 Course Outline


HIS 112 World Civilizations II

This course introduces world history from the early modern era to the present. Topics include the cultures of Africa, Europe, India, China, Japan, and the Americas. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze significant political, socioeconomic, and cultural developments in modern world civilizations. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement general education core requirement in social/behavioral sciences.

This is a Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) course

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0
Semester Hours Credit: 3
Prerequisites: ENG 090 and RED 090 or ENG 002 Tier 1
Corequisites: None
HIS 112 Course Outline: Not Available


HIS 121 Western Civilization I

This course introduces western civilization from pre-history to the early modern era. Topics include ancient Greece, Rome, and Christian institutions of the Middle Ages and the emergence of national monarchies in western Europe. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze significant political, socioeconomic, and cultural developments in early western civilization. This course is designed for students who may take other upper-level history courses. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for the general education core requirement in social/behavioral sciences.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0
Semester Hours Credit: 3
Prerequisites: ENG 090 and RED 090 or ENG 002 Tier 1
Corequisites: None
HIS 121 Course Outline


HIS 122 Western Civilization II

This course introduces western civilization from the early modern era to the present. Topics include the religious wars, the Industrial Revolution, World Wars I and II, and the Cold War. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze significant political, socioeconomic, and cultural developments in modern western civilization. This course is designed for students who may take other upper-level history courses. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for the general education core requirement in social/behavioral sciences.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0
Semester Hours Credit: 3
Prerequisites: ENG 090 and RED 090 or ENG 002 Tier 1
Corequisites: None
HIS 122 Course Outline


HIS 131 American History I

This course is a survey of American history from pre-history through the Civil War era. Topics include the migrations to the Americas, the colonial and revolutionary periods, the development of the Republic, and the Civil War. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze significant political, socioeconomic, and cultural developments in early American history. Native Americans, minorities, women, and representative biographies are also examined. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for the general education core requirement in social/behavioral sciences. Select sections of this course are eligible for Honors (look for section numbers with an "H”).

This is a Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) course

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0
Semester Hours Credit: 3
Prerequisites: ENG 090 and RED 090 or ENG 002 Tier 1
Corequisites: None
HIS 131 Course Outline


HIS 132 American History II

This course is a survey of American history from the Civil War era to the present. Topics include industrialization, immigration, the Great Depression, the major American wars, the Cold War, and social conflict. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze significant political, socioeconomic, and cultural developments in American history since the Civil War. Native Americans, minorities, women, and representative biographies are also examined. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for the general education core requirement in social/behavioral sciences. Select sections of this course are eligible for Honors (look for section numbers with an "H”).

This is a Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) course

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0
Semester Hours Credit: 3
Prerequisites: ENG 090 and RED 090 or ENG 002 Tier 1
Corequisites: None
HIS 132 Course Outline