HISTORY

HISTORY

HISTORY 100: World Civilization to 1500 (HIST 100, 3 Credits)
Survey of world history from the oldest known events to the 1500 CE. Chronologically and thematically examines the origins of civilizations, major economic, political, social, cultural, and technological trends and explore the impact of these trends on world societies.

HISTORY 110: U.S. History Since 1877 (HIST 110, 3 Credits)
Survey of the development of the institutions and society in the U.S. since the end of Reconstruction. Introduces students to historical ways of thinking and applies historical perspective on constitutional development, politics, economics and religion. Examination of the interplay of cultural diversity (and race) and conflict, reform, status of women, rapid change and development, westward expansion, immigration, urbanization, and the progression of the role of the U.S. as a world power.

HISTORY 150: History of World Religions (HIST 150, 3 Credits)
Introduces the academic study of world religious traditions of Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Primal or “oral” religions are also studied and contrasted with “historical” religions. Examines the historical evolution, the fundamental doctrines and beliefs, the practices, institutions and cultural expressions of these religious traditions. Grapples with some of the essential differences and similarities that exist among each religious tradition, and points to the uniqueness of each of them. Develops the ability to think both empathetically and critically about conflicting religious claims and to gain knowledge of the history and culture of several major religious traditions.