History (HIST) Courses

HIST2001 World History to 1500

Major developments in world history before the 16th century are considered with an emphasis on the rise of civilizations, the birth of religions and philosophies, and the development of artistic traditions. The development of various political systems, technologies, and forms of cultural expression in Western and non-Western societies are highlighted. The influence of societies upon one another and the political, religious, philosophical and artistic legacies of these cultures on the modern world are also emphasized.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1020 or ENG1024 or English placement. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
3 Semester Credits

HIST2002 World History Since 1500

Major developments in world history from the 16th century to the present are considered with an emphasis on the impact of ideas and influences from Asia, Africa and the Americas upon European culture and society and the European impact upon Asia, Africa and the Americas. Emphasis is placed on the various revolutions — industrial, democratic, political, technological, military, social and cultural — that marked this period of time.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1020 or ENG1024 or English placement. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
3 Semester Credits

HIST2100 U.S. History from Colonial Times to 1876

This course is a survey and analysis of United States history and those institutions that contributed to the evolution of the American nation from colonial times through the period of the Civil War and Reconstruction. Particular attention is given to the Puritan influence upon American character, the American Revolution, the creation of the federal Constitution, western settlement, the nature of slavery and the breakdown of the American political system resulting in civil war.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1020 or ENG1024 or English placement.
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Providence, Providence CE
3 Semester Credits

HIST2200 U.S. History Since 1877 (to the Present)

This course is a survey and analysis of United States history and those institutions that contributed to the evolution of the American nation since Reconstruction. Emphasis is on the rise of industrialization, urbanization and immigration; the coming of imperialism; the development of American foreign policy; the rise of big business; the growth of reform movements as seen in Populism, Progressivism and the New Deal; the Women's Movement; the Civil Rights Movement; and recent developments.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1020 or ENG1024 or English placement.
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Providence, Providence CE
3 Semester Credits

HIST2300 History of Globalization

This course explores the history of the process of globalization from its beginnings in the ancient world to the 21st century. It examines the spread of economic, political, intellectual and religious developments that brought together diverse societies across the world and bound them together in the economic, political, diplomatic and cultural institutions and networks (both formal and informal) that exist today. Topics include colonialism, imperialism, and the exploitation of both free and unfree labor in Latin America, Africa and Asia by industrialized nations. Particular attention is paid to seminal moments in history when peaceful contacts, violent clashes and/or ideological conflict led to new connections or altered existing ones among various regions of the globe.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1020 or ENG1024 or English placement. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
3 Semester Credits

HIST3020 A Multicultural History of America

In this class students survey the broad currents of American history through the lens of immigration, race and ethnicity. Beginning with the colonization of North America, students study the experiences of Native Americans and immigrants from diverse points of origin across four centuries. Students use firsthand narratives, period fiction, contemporary journalism, and historical scholarship to interrogate the shifting nature of American identity from colonial "contact" through the present day.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1021 or ENG1027. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
3 Semester Credits

HIST3150 Honors Seminar: History of American Popular Culture

Popular culture both influences and is influenced by economic trends, social movements, political discourse, and international relations. This Honors Seminar examines the history of American popular culture from the mid-19th century to the 1980s. The class focuses on the ways in which historical movements and events have both influenced and been influenced by various forms of popular culture. Special emphasis is placed on the ways in which depictions of gender, ethnicity, and sexual orientation in popular culture have changed over time. As befits an Honors Seminar, classes focus on student-led analysis and in-depth discussion of primary sources. Students are expected to complete extensive writing assignments including a final project based on original research using primary sources.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1027, honors status.
Offered at Denver, North Miami, Providence
3 Semester Credits

HIST3200 American Government

This course involves an examination of the political and governmental system of the United States, the principles upon which it is founded, and the institutions and systems which comprise it. Topics to be discussed are constitutional foundations, federalism, political parties, public opinion, interest group activities, civil liberties and decision-making in institutions of American national government, such as Congress, the presidency and the Supreme Court.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1021 or ENG1027. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
3 Semester Credits