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History Courses

Fall 2022 Courses

Course information will be continuously updated through November 2021.

HIST 1110 Various Instructors, Times

HIST 1120 Various Instructors, Times

HIST 1600: History of the United States to 1865
This course explores the political, economic, social, and cultural developments in America from the colonial era to the end of the Civil War. It offers a broad overview that includes prominent figures as well as ordinary people, ethnic and cultural diversity as well as shared ideas and institutions, the country's unique characteristics as well as its global involvement. We will examine the major events and forces that have shaped its identity over time, and their changing interpretations. The goal is to for you to gain a good understanding of the significance of the past for the world we live in today, as well as to acquire skills in interpreting, discussing, tracing change and continuity, and identifying causality.

HIST 1610: History of the U.S. Since 1865
This course covers the political, economic, social, and cultural development of the United States since the Civil War.  It will use a variety of resources (a textbook, articles, primary sources, novels, songs, and documentaries) to give depth to this rich history.  Students will enhance their understanding of the nation’s past, draw connections to the future, develop their critical thinking abilities, and improve their writing skills.

HIST 2800: The Historian’s Craft:

HIST 4900: Mystery Cults of the Ancient World