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HI130 AMERICAN HISTORY I: 1607-1877 (4). This survey focuses on political, social, economic, and cultural developments ranging across the colonial era, through the national and into the middle period, ending with the post-Civil War Reconstruction Era. [Skill: T]

HI131 AMERICAN HISTORY II: 1877-PRESENT (4). This survey focuses on political, social, economic, and cultural developments ranging across the late-19th century Gilded Age into 20th century domestic developments and overseas expansion, ending with present-day concerns such as globalization and multiculturalism. [Skill: T]

HI160G-HU WORLD CIVILIZATIONS I (4). An overview of the development of the world’s civilizations from earliest times to the European Renaissance. The major focus is on developments in the West, but societies in China, India, Southwest Asia, and Africa are also examined. [Skill: T]

HI161G-HU WORLD CIVILIZATIONS II (4). A continuation of HI160G-HU, this course examines the development of societies in and beyond Europe since the Reformation. Special emphasis is given to the emergence of "modern" or "developed" forms of social, economic, and political organization and their spread around the globe after the mid-nineteenth century. [Skill: T]

HI281 HISTORICAL RESEARCH METHODS (1). An introduction to historical research with emphasis on identifying and locating primary and secondary sources, conducting basic research and exposing students to the challenges of preparing and presenting a research paper in a seminar setting. Prerequisite: EN101.

HI331 UNITED STATES HISTORY, 1877-1919 (4). This course focuses on political, social, economic and cultural developments during the wildly expansionistic Gilded Age and Progressive Reform Era. Includes written and oral anlysis and interpretation of a wide range of resources: text; monograph; documentary film; fiction; biography and autobiography. [Skills: T,W] Prerequisite: HI131.

HI333 UNITED STATES HISTORY, 1920-PRESENT (4). This course focuses on political, social, economic, and cultural developments ranging across the 20th century from the New Era Twenties, through the Depression, overseas wars, the Cold War, domestic and civil rights concerns, globalization, and an increasing recognition of the challenges and opportunities of a multicultural society. Includes written and oral analysis of a wide range of resources: text; monograph; Hollywood and documentary film; biography and autobiography. [Skills: T,W] Prerequisite: HI131.

HI340 INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC HISTORY THEORY (4). Public history defines a constellation of historical work outside the academy. It most often refers to historians who work in institutions like museums, preservation offices, and cultural resource agencies. It also refers to popular history or the various ways the public constructs and maintains ideas about the past. [Skills: I,T] Prerequisite: HI130 or HI131

HI341 INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC HISTORY PRACTICE (4). Public history defines a constellation of historical work outside the academy. It most often refers to historians who work in institutions like museums, preservation offices, and cultural resource agencies. It also refers to popular history or the various ways the public constructs and maintains ideas about the past. [Skills: I,T] Prerequisite: HI340.

HI350 TOPICS IN UNITED STATES HISTORY (4). This course focuses on the in-depth examination of varying topics in United States history. Topics may; include, but are not limited to "Andrew Jackson," "Native-American History", “Race, Gender, and the Ethnicity in American History”, "Depression-Era America", and “The Sixties”. May be repeated when topics vary. Prerequisite: HI130 or HI131.

HI351G-HU-x TOPICS IN WORLD HISTORY (4). An examination of a selected topic in the history of an area other than the United States. Examples include, but are not limited to, Ancient History, Pre-Colonial African History, the Reformation in Europe, and Japan during the Meiji Restoration. May be repeated when topics vary. [Skill: W] Prerequisite: HI160G-HU or HI161G-HU.

HI360G-HU WORLD HISTORY I: THE EARLY MODERN ERA (4). The history of the world’s major cultural realms from Europe’s Renaissance to ca. 1870: the Meiji Restoration, the Tai'ping Rebellion, the eve of the Scramble for Africa and the Age of National Unification. Emphasis is on cultural interaction, cultural diffusion and the emergence of "modern" forms of social, political and economic organization. [Skill: T] Prerequisite: HI161G-HU.

HI361G-HU WORLD HISTORY II: THE MODERN ERA SINCE 1870 (4). A continuation of HI 360, this course examines the history of the world’s major cultural realms from ca. 1870 to the present. Key topics include the culmination and demise of the age of European hegemony, the rise of nationalism throughout the world, and the reordering of the world since 1945. [Skill: T] Prerequisite: HI161G-HU.

HI495 SENIOR SEMINAR (4). The capstone seminar for the major focuses upon historiography and methodology in the discipline. A major research paper is required. Oral skills, highlighting on discussion and presentation, are emphasized. [Skills: I,O] Prerequisites: HI280 and junior or senior standing.