HIST 103 Ancient and Medieval History (Cr3)(3:0)
Survey of the evolution of Western society from its origins in the Near East, through the significant civilizations of Egypt, the legacy of the Greco-Roman world, the shaping of the medieval world, the foundations of Europe, to the intellectual advances of the Renaissance. It is an interdisciplinary study emphasizing themes in history, religion, the humanities, and both social and natural science. Core: SIT. Also available through Online Learning.

HIST 113 American History I (Cr3) (3:0)
American history from the age of discovery/colonization to the Reconstruction Era; investigates the interaction of change and human experience over time; covers specific individuals, events, and public policies, as well as the relationship between cultures, institutions/systems, and human experience. Course numbers ending with G are Writing Intensive (WI). Also available through Online Learning. Approved for the Honors Program. Core: SIT, D.

HIST 121 The Black Experience (Cr3) (3:0)
This course closely examines the influence that people of African descent have had on the development of the United States. Chronologically it begins with the African origins of the black population and traces their experiences through every major period in United States history from colonial times to the present. The course will also explore the rich cultural contributions made by African Americans in the areas of music, art, religion, and literature during such periods at the Harlem Renaissance, Black Power Movement, and the contemporary Hip Hop era. The schools of thought we will encounter range from integration and assimilation to Pan Africanism and civil disobedience. The teaching materials draw on the latest scholarship in history and related disciplines to help students understand the impact of gender, class, and race on historical events. Course numbers ending with G are Writing Intensive (WI). Core: D, SIT.

HIST 123 African Civilizations (Cr3) (3:0)
This is a survey course of several major African Civilizations. Civilizations chosen may vary by instructor but will normally include the classic cultures of Nubia, Kemet, Ghana, Mali, Songhai, Monomotapa, Yoruba, Asante, and Zulu. The period covered is from antiquity to the 19th century. Focus is on the cosmology, worldview, and culture of Africans and the impact of cross- cultural contacts. The course will also include a cursory look at colonial and post-colonial Africa. CORE: SIT

HIST 140 Modern Chinese History (Cr3) (3:0)
This survey class will cover China's history from the founding of the last imperial dynasty to the period of economic reform following the death of Mao Zedong. Students will learn about China's long struggle to adapt traditional society to the modern world through years of colonialism, internal upheaval and war. Core: SIT, D.


HIST 153 Foundations of Modern European History, 1300-1815 (Cr3)(3:0)
From the breakdown of the medieval feudal synthesis to the emergence of the modern world, this course cover the Renaissance, Reformation, Counter-Reformation, the rise of Absolutism, the Enlightenment and the beginnings of the Industrial Revolution. Students who have taken HIST 152 may not take this course. Course numbers ending in G are Writing Intensive (WI). Core: SIT. Also available through Online Learning.

HIST 163 American History II (Cr3)(3:0)
American history since the Reconstruction Era; investigates the interaction of change and human experience over time; covers specific individuals, events, and public policies, as well as the relationship between cultures, institutions/systems and human experience. Also available through Online Learning. Approved for the Honors Program. Core: SIT.

HIST 166 Civil War and Reconstruction (Cr3)(3:0)
Political, social, economic, and military aspects of the Civil War and Reconstruction, from 1845-1877. Course discusses systemic American racism, slavery, sectionalism, and the causes of the Civil War; wartime activities of the Union and Confederacy; leading personalities; issues and policies of the Reconstruction era and the Compromise of 1877. Course numbers ending with G are Writing Intensive (WI). Core: D, SIT.

HIST 167 Vietnam (Cr3)(3:0)
The Vietnam War and its political context, and the basic themes in Vietnamese, French, and U.S. history and culture that helped determine the military and political outcomes. Also available through Online Learning. Core: SIT.

HIST 168 History of the Middle East (Cr3)(3:0)
This course explores the development of the modern Middle East, paying particular attention to the region's multiple cultures; the rise, spread, and influence of Islam; the challenges of imperialism; and the economic, social, and political changes that have occurred in the region since the 7th Century. Analysis will be made of the Middle East's influences on the West, and the shifting power relationships that have caused extensive conflict and turmoil among its people. Course numbers ending with G are Writing Intensive (WI). Core: SIT, D.

HIST 173 Modern European History, 1815 to Present (Cr3)(3:0)
Post-Napoleonic Europe, the revolutions of 1898, the unifications of Germany and Italy, Imperialism, the causes and results of World War I, the Depression and the ideologies of the 20th century and World War II. The post-war struggle between the super-powers will also be treated. Students who have taken HIST 172 may not take this course. Course numbers ending with G are Writing Intensive (WI). Core: SIT, CT, D.

HIST 210 History of Modern Science 1859 - Present (Cr3) (3:0)
An interdisciplinary overview of the greatest scientific discoveries in history and the people who made them from the year 1859 to the present. Prereq. - ENGL 101. Core: SIT.

HIST 211 History of Pennsylvania (Cr3)(3:0)
This course will focus on Pennsylvania history from pre-colonization to the present day. It will examine events specific to the history of the Commonwealth, the state's role in the nation, and national and local events with impact on the state. The course will cover state political, economic and social issues and how they have evolved with the history of the state. Pre- or coreq. - HIST 113 or 163. Core: SIT. Also available through Online Learning.

HIST 291 Special Studies in History (Cr1)
See Statement on Special Studies. Offered on demand.

HIST 292 Special Studies in History (Cr2)
See Statement on Special Studies. Offered on demand.

HIST 293 Special Studies in History (Cr3)
See Statement on Special Studies. Offered on demand.

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