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Course Descriptions History (HIST)

HISTORY (HIST)

Updated for 2014-2015

HIST 151 World History to 1500 (3)

A global and historical survey focusing on human societies and cross-cultural interactions to 1500 CE. Emphasis is given to broad relationships and trends within the historical process and to political, religious, economic, and social changes. (FG, Group A)

Prerequisite: ENG 22 with a grade of C or better or equivalent,

or consent of instructor.

Rec Prep: ENG 21

HIST 152 World History Since 1500 (3)

A global and historical survey focusing on human societies and cross-cultural interactions since 1500 CE. Emphasis is given to broad relationships and trends and to the political, religious, economic and social changes most relevant to contemporary society. (FG, Group B)

Prerequisite: ENG 22 with a grade of C or better or equivalent,

or consent of instructor.

Rec Prep: ENG 21

HIST 231 Modern European Civilizations I (3)

Political evolution and major economic, social, and cultural development of European states, 1500-1800. (DH)

Prerequisite: ENG 22 with a grade of C or better, or its equivalent.

Rec Prep: HIST 152.

HIST 232 Modern European Civilizations II (3)

A survey of the political evolution, and major economic, social, and cultural development of European states, 1500-1800. (DH)

Prerequisite: ENG 22, ESL 22, or ENG 24 with a grade of C or better, or its equivalent; or consent of instructor.

Rec Prep: HIST 152.

HIST 241 Asian Civilizations I (3)

A survey of the history of Asian civilizations with emphasis upon Japan, China, Korea, South Asia, and Southeast Asia from their earliest development to approximately 1500 CE. (DH)

Prerequisite: ENG 22 with a grade of C or better or equivalent.

Rec Prep: HIST 151 is helpful but not necessary.

HIST 242 Civilizations of Asia II (3)

A continuation of HIST 241. Survey of East, South and Southeast Asian civilizations from 1500 CE to the present. (DH)

Prerequisite: ENG 22, ESL 22, or ENG 24 with a grade of C or better or equivalent, or consent of the instructor.

Rec Prep: HIST 152.

HIST 244 Introduction to Japanese History (3)

Introductory course emphasizing the institutional history of Japan, organized along chronological and topical lines.

Prerequisite: ENG 22, ESL 22, or ENG 24 with grade of C or above, or equivalent, or consent of instructor

Rec Prep: HIST 151 and/or HIST 152

HIST 251 Islamic Civilization (3)

History 251 focuses on the history and culture of the Muslim World from the rise of Islam in the seventh century to about 1500. (DH)

Prerequisite: ENG 21 or ENG 22 with a grade of C or better or equivalent.

Rec Prep: HIST 151 or REL 151.

(formerly HIST 297C)

HIST 260 Twentieth Century World History (3)

This course covers the major individuals and political, economic, social, and culture events of the world during the twentieth century. Emphasis will be placed on global relationships, conflict, and changing patterns of interaction among cultures and peoples in an era of near-constant change. (DH)

Prerequisite: ENG 22, ESL 22, or ENG 24 with grade of C or above, or consent of instructor.

Rec Prep: HIST 152 is helpful but not necessary for admission

to this class.

HIST 281 Introduction to American History I (3)

A survey of the development of the American continent beginning with the arrival of Europeans and proceeding through the periods of exploration, colonization, revolution and expansion up to the Civil War and Reconstruction. Emphasis is placed on the social and political evolution of the United States. (DH)

Prerequisite: ENG 22 with a grade of C or better or equivalent, or

consent of instructor.

HIST 282 Introduction to American History II (3)

A survey of the continuing development of the United States from the end of Reconstruction to the present time. Emphasizes the social and political structure and analyzes the major historical forces, movements and cultural developments which have brought the United States to its present position. (DH)

Prerequisite: ENG 21 or ENG 22 with a grade of C or better or equivalent.

HIST 284 History of the Hawaiian Islands (3)

This course is a survey of the history of the Hawaiian Islands from Polynesian origins to contemporary multi-cultural society. The course focuses on social, economic, and political developments through history, further examining the Hawaiian responses to these developments. (DH)

Prerequisite: ENG 100 or equivalent with a grade of C or better.

HIST 297A Latin American History (3)

A survey of Pre-Columbian civilizations to Modern era: Spanish and Portuguese colonization; political, economic, social, and religiuos evolution. Impact of independence within Latin America up to the 21th century.

Prerequisites: ENG 21 or ENG 22 with a grade of C or better, or its equivalent.

Rec Prep: HIST 151 or HIST 152

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