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135 Course Descriptions 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 Civ. 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. HIS271-A American Frontier History 3 This course provides an introduction in North American frontier history. It is important to always remember that a frontier has two sides. The field includes altercations and interactions among European Americans and Native Americans along contested regions, frontiers, and borders. Sovereignty, trade, and culture of British, French, and British imperial powers play important roles in this course. Native American groups are included as well as the moving borders of American, Canadian, and Mexican governments. The course textbook is a slim volume which will be augmented with essays available to all students at the online library. Among the topics investigated include territorial conquest, European-Indian relations, imperial conflict, colonialism, gender relations, racial formation, slavery, captivity, and citizenship. HIS278-A U.S. History: The Role of Women 3 This course will take a look at the women who have played a significant roll in U.S. History. Students will develop an understanding not only of the individual contributions of these women, but also the historical context in which their contributions occurred. In addition to approaching this topic from the perspective of significant individuals, it will include theme approaches such as women in politics, women in education, etc. Students will be actively involved in researching information on women of distinction.


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