History

HIST-120: American Presidency, Credits = 5
A historical and analytical examination of the Executive Branch of the United States government. Primary areas of emphasis include: leadership styles of each President, evolutionary changes in the power of the office, and the consequences of each on the country. Recommended: READ 088 or higher. Student may not earn credit for both HIST 120 and POLS 120.

HIST-205: American Environmental History, Credits = 5
Explores the natural environment and its role throughout American history with special emphasis upon the ways in which different cultural groups have perceived, used, and managed America's natural environment from pre-colonial America to the present. Examines changing attitudes and behaviors toward nature with specific attention to conservation and preservation and the consciousness that has contributed to the American environmental movement. Recommended: READ 088 or higher.

HIST-211: U.S. in World Affairs I, Credits = 5
Examination of American involvement in international affairs. Study includes this country's foreign policy actions as a world power, with special attention given to both the policy makers and critics of our nations position on significant international issues from the colonial period to the beginning of the 20th Century. Recommended: READ 088 or higher. Student may not earn credit for both HIST 211 and POLS 211.

HIST-212: U.S. in World Affairs II, Credits = 5
Examination of American involvement in international affairs since 1898. Study includes this countrys foreign policy actions as a world power, with special attention given to both the policy makers and critics of our nations position on significant international issues from the Spanish-American War to the present. Recommended: READ 088 or higher. Student may not earn credit for both HIST 212 and POLS 212.

HIST-250: Introduction to Latin America, Credits = 5
Provides an introduction to Latin America with special emphasis on pre-European, colonial, national and international developments that have shaped the regions character from 1500 to the present. Course taken prior to fall 2010 also accepted for diversity requirement. Formerly HIST 280. Recommended: READ 088 or higher.

HIST-255: Traditional East Asian Civilization, Credits = 5
Survey of Chinese and Japanese history and culture from prehistory to present. Recommended: READ 088 or higher.

HIST-256: Modern East Asian Civilization, Credits = 5
Survey of Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese history and culture from 1800 to the present. Recommended: READ 088 or higher.

HIST-262: The Modern Middle East, Credits = 5
Introduction to the political, social, economic, and cultural patterns of development in the Middle East from 1798 to the present. Topics begin with the Reforms of the Ottoman Empire and conclude with the American occupation of Iraq. Recommended: READ 088 or higher.

HIST-299: Special Projects in History, Credits = 1 - 5
A course providing students the opportunity to research an area of history under the supervision of an instructor. Prerequisite: One course in history and instructor permission.