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History Course Descriptions

HIST125 - ANCIENT WORLD CIVILIZATIONS (3-0-3)
An introduction to concepts of culture and history. A variety of cultures are examined. Institutions and ideas are studied from ancient times to 1600. Prerequisite (Day): Successful completion of an English sequence; Prerequisite (The Arioch Center): ENGL105 English Composition. Day Sophomore Social Science and The Arioch Center Couse.

HIST126 - MODERN WORLD CIVILIZATIONS (3-0-3)
An introduction to the concepts of culture and history. A variety of cultures are examined. Institutions and ideas are studied from around 1500 to the present day. Prerequisite (Day): Successful completion of an English sequence; Prerequisite (The Arioch Center): ENGL105 English Composition. Day Sophomore Social Science and The Arioch Center Course.

HIST130 - U.S. HISTORY TO 1877 (3-0-3)
United States history from the colonial period through Reconstruction. Emphasis on the interpretation of American institutions and ideas. Prerequisite (Day): Successful completion of an English sequence; Prerequisite (The Arioch Center): ENGL105 English Composition. Day Sophomore Social Science and The Arioch Center Course.

HIST140 - MODERN U.S. HISTORY (3-0-3)
United States history from Reconstruction to the present. Emphasis on the interpretation of American institutions and ideas. Prerequisite (Day): Successful completion of an English sequence; Prerequisite (The Arioch Center): ENGL105 English Composition.

HIST265 - APPROACHES TO WESTERN ART: CAVES TO CATHEDRALS (3-0-3)
The study of artistic expression in painting, sculpture, and architecture from the Prehistoric to the Medieval Age. The relationship between art and culture, including philosophical, religious, and political influences will be explored. Prerequisite (Day): Successful Completion of English Sequence. Day Sophomore Social Science Course.

HIST285 - APPROACHES TO WESTERN ART: RENAISSANCE TO ROMANTICISM (4-0-4)
This course will cover the development of artistic impression in painting, sculpture, and architecture from the Renaissance to the Romantics. The relationship between art and culture, including philosophical, religious, and political influences, will be explored. Prerequisite (Day): Completion of Sophomore Social Sciences requirement. Day upper level SOCL SCI or HUMN/LITR elective.

HIST361 - ANCIENT WORLD HISTORY (3-0-3 )
This course deals with the variety of social, cultural and political institutions in the context of world history. Emphasis is on major ideas and changes from the Neolithic period to the seventeenth century. A research project is required. Prerequisite: ENGL105 and COMM200 or ENGL105 and ENGL116. This course replaces HIST360; repeating this course will not satisfy any degree requirements. The Arioch Center Course.

HIST363 - MODERN WORLD HISTORY (3-0-3)
This course deals with the revolutions: technological, political, cultural, intellectual and social that have shaped the modern world. A research project is required. Prerequisite: ENGL105 and COMM200 or ENGL105 and ENGL116. This course replaces HIST362; repeating this course will not satisfy any degree requirements. The Arioch Center Course.

HIST364 - HISTORY OF AMERICAN TECHNOLOGY (3-0-3)
This is a study of the relationship between technology and society in America from colonial times to the present. Emphasis is given to the history of invention and innovation and their consequences. A research project is required. Prerequisite: ENGL105 and ENGL116 or ENGL100 and ENGL115, or equivalent. The Arioch Center Course.

HIST370 - TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY (3-0-3)
This is a one-semester survey on the relationship of technology and society from ancient times to the present. Various topics are covered. Special emphasis is given to the relationship of science, engineering, and technology. The cultural impact of technology is central to the course. An oral research project is required. Prerequisites: ENGL105 and ENGL116 or ENGL100 and ENGL115 or equivalent. The Arioch Center Course.

HIST376 - U.S. HISTORY TO RECONSTRUCTION (3-0-3)
This course deals with American culture and institutions. Emphasis is placed on issues of national policy and the history of significant ideas in the development of the United States. A research project is required. Prerequisite: ENGL105 and COMM200 or ENGL105 and ENGL116. This course replaces HIST375; repeating this course will not satisfy any degree requirements. The Arioch Center Course.

HIST377 - U.S. HISTORY FROM RECONSTRUCTION (3-0-3)
This course deals with American culture and institutions. Emphasis is placed on issues of national policy and the technological, political, intellectual and social changes that have created a modern nation. A research project is required. Prerequisite: ENGL105 and COMM200 or ENGL105 and ENGL116. The Arioch Center Course.

HIST380 - HISTORY OF LANDSCAPE DESIGN (3-0-3)
This course will introduce the student to the major themes in the history of landscape design as expressed in various cultures and in so many places and times. The course will examine the designed and cultivated landscape as both a cultural icon and a social place. We will look at the people, ideas, and influences that have contributed to this enduring activity. The course will take a chronological approach and begin with the Egyptian gardens and culminate in the mid-twentieth century. Several of the more prominent elements of landscape design will be studied, including gardens, estates, villas, parks, commons and greenspaces. Prerequisite: ENGL105 or ENGL100 The Arioch Center Course.

HIST400 - FACING HISTORY AND OURSELVES (4-0-4)
Through the study of historical events, this course will examine the concepts of power, obedience, loyalty and justice in society; explore the roles and responsibilities of individuals and groups; and confront moral issues and dilemmas that defy superficial analysis and simple solutions. Prerequisite: Completion of Sophomore Social Sciences requirement. Day upper level SOCL SCI or HUMN/LITR elective.

HIST405 - HOLOCAUST AND HUMAN BEHAVIOR (3-0-3)
By studying the historical development and lessons of the Holocaust and other examples of genocide in the 20th century, the course will examine racism, prejudice, and anti-semitism as well as concepts of power, obedience, loyalty, and justice. By making the link between history and the moral choices confronted in our own lives, the course will make the essential connection between history and our own society. Prerequisite: ENGL105 and COMM200 or ENGL105 and ENGL116. The Arioch Center Course.

HIST406 - SPECIAL TOPICS: HISTORY (4-0-4)
This course investigates a topic of interest to faculty and students that is outside regular course offerings. Requires approval of department head. Prerequisite: Completion of Sophomore Social Sciences requirement; and successful completion of English sequence. Day Course.

HIST415 - THE CIVIL WAR (4-0-4)
The course deals with the central American event of the nineteenth century. The years before the war, the war itself, Reconstruction, and the meaning of the war today are among the topics studied. Prerequisite: Completion of Sophomore Social Sciences requirement. Day upper level SOCL SCI or HUMN/LITR elective .

HIST417 - THE WARS OF THE UNITED STATES (4-0-4)
This course will analyze the major military conflicts of the United States from the Revolutionary War to the Gulf War. Students will examine the causes of these conflicts, the manner in which the wars were conducted, and their outcome and economic, social and international effect. Prerequisite: Completion of Sophomore Social Sciences requirement. Day upper level SOCL SCI or HUMN/LITR elective.

HIST420 - HISTORY OF TECHNOLOGY (4-0-4)
An examination of the history of technology and its relationship to social and historical change. A special emphasis will be placed upon the transitions from one technological age to another. Prerequisite: Completion of Sophomore Social Sciences requirement. Day upper level SOCL SCI or HUMN/LITR elective.

HIST425 - THE HISTORY OF WORLD WAR II (4-0-4)
Students will be exposed to the events that precipitated the conflict and to the major battles and personalities of the war. The political results of the war and the start of the Cold War will also be examined. Prerequisite (Day): Completion of the Sophomore Social Sciences requirement. Day upper level SOCL SCI or HUMN/LITR elective.

HIST435 - HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY (4-0-4)
This course surveys the history and development of photography worldwide from the 1830s to the present, examining new technologies and styles such as documentary, portrait, and landscape photography. Prerequisite (Day): Completion of the Sophomore Social Sciences requirement. Day upper level HUMN/LITR elective.

HIST440 - U.S. FOREIGN POLICY: THE VIETNAM ERA (4-0-4)
This course deals with one of the most controversial conflicts in American history. Students will become familiar with post-World War II foreign policy, the phases of involvement in Indochina, the Vietnamese view and the domestic impact of the war. Prerequisite: Completion of Sophomore Social Sciences requirement. Day upper level SOCL SCI or HUMN/LITR elective.

HIST445 - THE HISTORY OF GENDER AND SEXUALITY IN THE U.S. (4-0-4)
In this course students will examine the history of sexuality and gender in the United States through reading of historical, theoretical and scientific texts. The course will examine topics including feminism, identity, politics, race, and masculinity. Students will examine the way in which popular and historical perspectives on gender and sexuality are reflected in contemporary film and literature. Prerequisite (Day): Completion of Sophomore Social Sciences requirement. Day upper level SOCL SCI or HUMN/LITR elective.

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