Tier Two Courses
HIST 208 - East Asia Since 1500
This course explores the roles and contributions of China, Japan, and Korea from the sixteenth century to the present tracing such themes as nationalism, capitalism, socialism, imperialism, war, peace, race, and gender struggles.
Outcome: Students will demonstrate an ability to evaluate and explain the forces of historical continuity and change; understand the relationships among historical events, cultures and social forces; analyze and discuss the significance of primary and secondary sources.
HIST 209 - Survey of Islamic History
The course will introduce the historical development of Islamic civilization and the formation of Muslim social and political institutions from the 7th century to the present.
Outcome: Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the historical development and diversity of Islamic beliefs, practices, and institutions in varied regional contexts and historical periods.
HIST 210 - Introduction to Latin American History
This course explores the formation of modern Latin America by examining the region as a global nexus where ideologies, cultures, peoples, and political entities have conjoined and clashed from the fifteenth century to the present.
Outcome: Demonstrate and ability to evaluate and explain forces of historical continuity and change. Demonstrate an understanding of the relationships among historical events, culture and social forces. Differentiate between students' values and ways of understanding the world & those of other cultures.
HIST 211 – The United States to 1865
This course is an introduction to the history of the United States from the colonial era through the Civil War.
Outcome: Students will demonstrate an understanding of Native American societies, the impact of European colonization, the creation and evolution of democratic institutions in a multicultural society, the geographic expansion of the United States, and the impact of slavery.
HIST 212 – The United States Since 1865
This course is an introduction to the history of the United States from the Civil War to the present.
Outcome: Students will demonstrate an understanding of how the United States became a modern industrial society, the emergence and evolution of the modern welfare state, the rise of the United States as a global power, and the impact of controversies over civil rights and liberties on American society.
HIST 213 – Introduction to African History
This course surveys the history of Africa from dynastic Egypt to post-colonialism. The primary focus of this class is to examine the interactions African peoples had with non-Africans from the 15th century to the present.
Outcome: Engage in critical thinking skills and disposition. Engage communication skills and sensitivities. Possess a heightened understanding of diversity in the world.