economic, and cultural trends.
HIST U102. Introduction to World History II (3) 1500 to the present.
Using a global approach, emphasis is placed on major political, social,
economic, and cultural trends.
HIST U105. History of the United States to 1877 (3) The indigenous
peoples, the era of discovery, and the nation from Independence to the
end of Reconstruction, emphasizing major political, economic, social, and
HIST U106. History of the United States from 1865 (3) The rise of
modern America after the Civil War, emphasizing the political, social,
economic, and intellectual trends that contributed to the development of
HIST U198. Current History (1) Major events in the news with emphasis
on their historical context and likely long-range significance. May be taken
up to three times for credit.
Note: the prerequisite for all upper division history courses is any
100-level history course or the consent of the instructor.
HIST U300. Introduction to Historical Studies (3) Methods of historical
inquiry. Particular attention is given to primary and secondary sources,
document analysis, citation methods, research paper skills, and historical
writing. This course may not be attempted more than twice. Attempts include
receiving a “W,”, “WF,” and “Audit.” Appeals to this policy may be made to the
Department of HPPA Academic Affairs Committee.
HIST U301. Early North America (3) The history of North America from its
earliest inhabitants, the exploration and colonization of North America through
the end of the Seven Years' War. The subject matter includes Native American
societies, background on the Europeans and Africans who would migrate to
the colonies, the collision of cultures, family life and labor, colonial administration,
and the development of international rivalries in North America.
HIST U302. History of the Revolutionary Era (1763-1789) (3) Era from
the end of the Seven Years' War through the ratification of the United States
Constitution including the social, political, economic, cultural, and geographic
development of the new nation out of the struggle for independence.
HIST U303. History of the Early American Republic (1789-1820) (3)
The ratification of the United States Constitution through the first three
decades of American independence, including the social, political, economic,
cultural, and geographic development of the new nation through this period.
HIST U304. The Age of Jackson (1820-1848) (3) The Jacksonian Era from
1820 through 1848, including the social, political, economic, cultural, and
geographic development of the new nation under this period.
HIST U305. Sectionalism and Civil War (1848-1877) (3) The Civil
War Era from 1848 through 1877 including the social, political, economic,
cultural, and geographic development of the nation during this period, with
a concentration on the rise of sectionalism in the country, the military and
social conflicts during war, and the tribulations of the Reconstruction era.
HIST U306. Gilded Age and Progressive Era America (1877-1917) (3)
The Gilded Age and the Progressive Era between 1877 and 1917 including
the social, political, economic, cultural, and geographic development of the
nation during this period.
HIST U307. The United States and the World at War, 1914-1945 (3) The
era from 1914 to 1945, focusing on the social, political, economic, cultural,
and geographic development of the nation during this period including
the American involvement in the two World Wars, the Roaring Twenties,
and the Great Depression.
HIST U308. U.S. History Since 1945 (3) The history of the United States
during the period from 1945 to the present. Subjects included will be the
social, political, economic, cultural, and geographic development of the
nation during this period.
HIST U310. African-American History to 1865 (3) The African background,
origins of slavery, the rise of the free black community, and African
Americans as actors in the political, economic, social, and cultural history of
the United States to the end of the Civil War.
HIST U311. African-American History since 1860 (3) The African American
role in the Civil War. Emancipation, Reconstruction, and the development
of the black community since 1860. Major topics include African Americans'
struggle for autonomy and equal rights in the political and economic arenas,
the impact of race in American society, and the intellectual and cultural
traditions of African Americans.
HIST U312. American Military History (3) United States involvement in
armed conflicts from the colonial period to the present. Subjects covered
include the evolution of warfare, the place of the military in society, and
the development of professionalism in American forces.
HIST U313. The Vietnam War (3) The causes, major events, and impact
of the Vietnam War viewed in a cross-cultural context.
HIST U315. Civil War Culture (3) Experiential and kinesthetic learning
experiences that engage with the prevailing military ideas and institutions
of the 1860s as well as the everyday lives of Americans who lived and died
during that period. (Cross-listed as AMST U315)
HIST U318. American Indian History (3) Pre-Columbian times to the
present in North America. Emphasis is placed on economic, political, military
and social changes in native cultures over time in response to European and
then American encroachment.
HIST U320. The South to 1865 (3) The southern United States from the
colonial era to the end of the Civil War, emphasizing the development of
regionally distinct political, social, economic, and cultural characteristics
HIST U321. The South since 1865 (3) The southern United States from
the era of Reconstruction to the present. Topics include the tension between
an increasingly national focus in economics and politics and the desire to
maintain local social control. The question of the persistence of a southern
identity is central.
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