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

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

HIST3100 Contemporary American History: The United States in a Global Age

This course addresses the recent history of the United States from the end of World War II to the present day, taking as its focus America's increasingly dominant role in world affairs. It traces America's rise as a global military and economic power and explores the implications of such might and affluence on American culture, foreign policy and liberation struggles here and abroad. Topics addressed include the Cold War, Vietnam War and Iraq War, liberal and conservative presidential politics, and the critiques that emerged from the left and the right.
Prerequisite(s): ENG1021 or ENG1027. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, Online, Providence, Providence CE
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