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 back-ground,
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 Ameri-can
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) (=AMST U315) Experiential and kines-thetic
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.
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.
HIST U322. History of South Carolina, 1670 to the Present (3) The
origins and development of South Carolina from colonial times to the present
with emphasis on the unique role the state has played in the nation's history.
HIST U323. Our Past: Upstate History (3) Local history, focusing on
Greenville, Spartanburg, and Cherokee Counties. Public/applied history
techniques and projects are included.
HIST U330. Early Mediterranean Empires (3) Peoples in trade, politics,
culture, and society in the Mediterranean region through the rise of the
Byzantine Empire. Significant attention is given to the Egyptian, Persian,
and Byzantine Empires with the main emphasis on Greece and Rome.
HIST U332. Renaissance and Reformation in Europe (3) Economic,
political, social and cultural developments in Italy in the fourteenth and
fifteenth centuries; their spread north and collision with the new ideas
released in the Protestant revolt of the sixteenth century. Significant
attention is given to the religious wars of the late 1500s and early 1600s.
HIST U333. Absolutism and Enlightenment in Europe (3) Social,
economic, intellectual, cultural and political transformation of Europe
from Louis XIV to the French Revolution. Significant attention is given to
Absolutism, Louis XIV, Peter the Great, Frederick the Great, Maria Theresa,
Catherine the Great and the new ideas of the Enlightenment.
HIST U335. Twentieth Century Eastern Europe (3) Eastern Europe from
Austro-Hungarian, Russian and German domination to present. Significant
attention is paid to nationalism, national self-determination, World Wars
I and II, economic and political struggles, communist domination, and
HIST U336. Nineteenth Century Europe (3) Europe from the French
Revolution to the end of the nineteenth century. Significant attention is
paid to the French Revolution, the Napoleonic Era, industrial development
and its consequences, new ideologies, imperialism, and the rise of Italy
HIST U337. Age of the World Wars (3) World War I, the Inter-war years,
and World War II. Particular attention is given to the causes and events of
World War I, the Paris Peace Conference of 1919, the struggles of the Inter-war
period, the rise of Adolf Hitler, and the causes and events of World War II.
HIST U338. Europe's Cold War (3) The Cold War experience in Europe
from 1945 to the early 1990s, from a political, social, cultural, economic and
military perspective. Significant attention is given to European recovery,
the creation of the Soviet Bloc as well as its demise, and European unity.
HIST U340. Germany since 1871 (3) Cultural, political, intellectual and
social impact of unification, World War I, the Weimar Republic, the Third
Reich, East and West Germany, and reunification.
HIST U341. History of the Soviet Union (3) Political, economic, social
and cultural developments from the late-nineteenth century through 1991.
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