131 Course Descriptions _H_I_S__T_O__R__Y____________________________________________ HIS110-A Western Civilization: Ancient to Early Modern 3 This course is a survey of the evolution of Western Civilization from prehistory to the emergence of the nationstate. Topics include the birth of the first civilization; Greece and Rome; the rise of Christianity; the disintegration of the Roman Empire; and the Early, High, and Late Middle Ages. HIS111-A Western Civilization: Early Modern to Present 3 This course is a survey of the evolution of Western Civilization from the rise of the nation-state to the present. Major topics include the French Revolution and the Age of Napoleon; 19th century developments such as liberalism, the Industrial Revolution, socialism, nationalism, and imperialism; and the great wars and upheavals of the 20th century. HIS117-A Western Civilization I: Ancient & Medieval 3 A survey course in Western Civilization from ancient history into the medieval era. The civilization components of religion, philosophy, literature, art, and architecture are integrated into the political and social history of Europe, from our Mesopotamian and Egyptian origins to the end of the Middle Ages. HIS118-A Western Civilization II: Early Modern 3 This is a survey course in Western Civilization from the Renaissance through the Age of Democratic Revolutions. The civilizational components of religion, philosophy, literature, art, science, and architecture are integrated into the political and social history of Europe, from about 1450 to the end of the eighteenth century. HIS119-A Western Civilization III: Modern Per. 3 Course will provide the student with a basic understanding of the history of the western hemisphere from the Revolutionary Era to the Present. The class will consider the effects of religion, philosophy, literature, art, politics, technology, and architecture on western history since 1740. HIS151-A U.S. History to 1877 3 This course is a survey of the history of the United States from 1492 to 1877. Topics include the colonial period, the coming of the American Revolution, the Revolutionary War, the formation of the new nation, the coming of the Civil War, and the Civil War and Reconstruction. HIS152-A U.S. History Since 1877 3 This course is a survey of American history from 1877 to the present. Topics include the Industrial Revolution and its effects, the Progressive Movement and the 1920s, the Great Depression and the New Deal, World War II and the Cold War, and the post-World War II decades including the Second Reconstruction and the upheavals of the 1960s. HIS201-A Iowa History 3 Provides an understanding of the history of Iowa as it relates to international history. Special attention is given to ethnic groups and their contributions. HIS211-A Modern Asian History 3 Surveys the historical, geographical, and economic context of the development of the Pacific Basin region: Northeast Asia (China, Japan, Korea, Russia, and the Far East), South East Asia (Laos, Kampuchea, Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar, and India). Examines issues such as modernity versus traditional; the conflict between east and west, political authority and economic growth; the United States in the Pacific, and cultural differences. HIS219-A Western Civilization III: The Modern Period 3 Course will provide the student with a basic understanding of the history of the western hemisphere from the Revolutionary Era to the Present. The class will consider the effects of religion, philosophy, literature, art, politics, technology, and architecture on western history since 1740. HIS251-A U.S. History 1945-Present 3 Students will investigate the rise of the United States after World War II to the modern country of the present. Topics will include: aftermath of WWII, nuclear power, the Cold War, Vietnam, diplomacy, presidential power, and family life. HIS253-A American Indian History & Culture 3 This course surveys American Indian history and culture in what is now the United States from pre-Columbian times up to the present. Topics include: Pre-Columbian America; Spanish, English, and French invasions; Indians and the colonial period; Indian Removal; Indians and American expansion in the Far West; the reservation system; allotment, and federal Indian education; the Indian New Deal; termination; relocation; and the growth of urban Native America; and Indian militancy, cultural accommodation and revitalization, and the ongoing struggle for sovereignty. This course will challenge you to learn about cultural and historical perspectives often unfamiliar to non-Indians and to discern the Indian point of view for better understanding of the full perspective of Indian history and culture. HIS255-A American Indian History & Culture I 3 A survey of the important events and cultures of the Native American people from the earliest times to the reservation era. The survey will be limited to the Native people of the United States and Alaska. HIS257-A African American History 3 African American History deals with the experience of blacks in the history of the United States. Topics include; African heritage, the slave trade, slavery in the Antebellum South, the Civil War and emancipation, the Jim Crow era, the Harlem Renaissance, the civil rights struggle, and modern black America. HIS268-A American Experience in Vietnam 3 A survey of the 2,000-year history of Vietnam, the French Indochina War and U.S. involvement, the military role, the view from those who participated and discussion of the consequences of American participation in the Asian conflict. The conflict will be viewed within the context of the Cold War and explore the events, attitudes and political scene leading up to the U.S. commitment in Southeast Asia. Exploration of the anti-Vietnam War movement will also take place.
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