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A "T" located to the left of the available semester indicates transfer to Murray State University, Southeast Missouri State University, and Southern Illinois University-Carbondale as per articulation agreements. These courses will also transfer to most public four-year institutions in the state of Illinois.


HIS 108 TWENTIETH CENTURY AMERICAN HISTORY

T H2 905 Fall/Spring

This course is a college level introduction to Modern America. Students will explore America's rise to superpower status, its struggles with economic crisis, war and social conflict. While developing a better understanding of Modern America, students will also expand their abilities to think critically while studying social science curriculums. Twentieth Century American History will expand students' horizons or serve as an excellent basis for further study in the social sciences.

Credit: 3 hours - Three lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Basics of College Reading and Writing-ENG 047 or placement test score equivalents.


HIS 109 TWENTIETH CENTURY WORLD HISTORY

T Fall/Spring

This course provides an understanding of the events, issues and personalities, which have, and are, shaping the world in which we live. The century's critical events are examined to reveal both historic importance and to better understand the validity of the past in our daily lives. Students will develop or expand a number of skills critical in the modern world, including applying an enhanced understanding of geography, building critical thinking skills as well as sharpening writing skills. Twentieth Century World History is an excellent first or only college level history class.

Credit: 3 hours - Three lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Basics of College Reading and Writing-ENG 047 or placement test score equivalents.


HIS 116 WESTERN CIVILIZATION TO 1715

T S2 902 Fall

This course is a survey of Western History. This course is intended to prepare students to continue their studies in a full spectrum of social science curriculums. This course will address the social, cultural, political, economic and technical progress of western civilization from the beginning of recorded history to 1715.

Credit: 3 hours - Three lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Basics of College Reading and Writing-ENG 047 or placement test score equivalents.


HIS 117 WESTERN CIVILIZATION FROM 1715

T H2 902 Spring

This course is a continuation of Western Civilization to 1715-HIS 116 emphasizing social, economic, political, and cultural development of the Western world from 1715 to the present.

Credit: 3 hours - Three lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Basics of College Reading and Writing-ENG 047 or placement test score equivalents.


HIS 118 HISTORY OF ILLINOIS

T By Request

This course is designed to provide students with a working understanding of Illinois history from early settlement to present realities. The course will introduce students to all aspects of the states social and economic development while placing a specific focus on the history of southernmost Illinois.

Credit: 3 hours - Three lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of English Composition I-ENG 111 with a grade of "C" or better.


HIS 120 HISTORY OF WESTERN RELIGIONS

T Spring

This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the origins, chronology, and critical theologies of the three great Western religions. Students will be introduced to the critical definitions, identifying characteristics, and origins of religions. The course will build a foundation in prehistoric and critical Eastern religions, then begin a detailed study of Jewish, Catholic, Protestant, and Islamic beliefs. Though based in a traditional chronological perspective, this course provides students with a significant introduction to theological, philosophical, social, artistic, and cultural icons which combine from the rich, yet conflicting, panorama of the modern religions, and political world.

Credit: 3 hours - Three lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): None


HIS 121 WORLD HISTORY BEGINNING TO 1450

Fall

This course is a college level introduction to World History. Students will explore the development and divergence of all the world's major societies, cultures, and economies to 1450. This class helps students develop a better understanding of the force which formed the modern world. World History Beginnings to 1450 will expand student horizons while serving as an excellent basis for further study in the social sciences.

Credit: 3 hours - Three lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Essential Computer Skills-COM 101 and completion of developmental English or placement test score equivalent.


HIS 122 WORLD HISTORY FROM 1450

Spring

This course is a college level introduction to World History. Students will explore the development and divergence of all the world's major societies, cultures, and economies from 1450 to the present. This class helps students develop a better understanding of the force which formed the modern world. World History Beginnings from 1450 will expand student horizons while serving as an excellent basis for further study in the social sciences.

Credit: 3 hours - Three lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Essential Computer Skills-COM 101 and completion of developmental English or placement test score equivalent.


HIS 130 SPECIAL TOPICS IN SOCIAL SCIENCE

By Request

This course will provide students with a greater understanding of the locations, artifacts, and technologies of American and World History. The class will be conducted in conjunction with trips to museums, historical sites, or other significant and relevant facilities.

Credit: 3 hours - Six lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Basics of College Reading and Writing-ENG 047 or placement test score equivalent.


HIS 214 HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES TO 1877

T S2 900 Fall

This course is a survey of the history of the United States of America from its European roots to the conclusion of the Civil War. This course is intended to prepare students to continue their studies in a full spectrum of social science curriculums, particularly American history from reconstruction to the present. This course will address the social, cultural, political, economic, and technological progress of the nation from the colonial period through early 1860. Students successfully completing this course will also develop a perspective of American history that is applicable in their daily lives.

Credit: 3 hours - Three lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): None


HIS 215 HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES FROM 1877

T S2 901 Spring

This course is a survey of the history of the United States of America from the Civil War to the modern era. This course will address the social, cultural, political, economic, and technological progress of the nation. Students successfully completing this course will also develop a perspective of American history that is applicable in their daily lives.

Credit: 3 hours - Three lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): None


HIS 216 AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY

T By Request

This course is a survey of African-American history from African backgrounds and slavery through the civil rights movement. It includes the role of African-Americans today with emphasis on their contributions to America's development and culture.

Credit: 3 hours - Three lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): None.


HIS 217 HISTORY OF EASTERN CIVILIZATIONS

T S2 908N By Request

This course is a survey of the history of the Asian continent with particular emphasis on monsoon Asia. This course is intended to prepare students to continue their studies in a full spectrum of social science curriculums. This course will address the social, cultural, political, economic, and technical progress of the Asian continent from the Mongols to the modern era.

Credit: 3 hours - Three lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): None


HIS 218 INTRODUCTION TO MILITARY HISTORY

T By Request

Wars are made up of more than heroic acts, tactical advantages and casualty reports. This course explores the conditions that cause war, the importance of the social, political and economic impacts of war and the critical realignments that result from war. This course will focus on America's major war involvements: the Revolution, Civil War, World War I, World War II, Vietnam and a concluding discussion of the conflicts of the Middle East.

Credit: 3 hours - Three lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): None


HIS 241 HISTORY OF LATIN AMERICA

T By Request

This course is a survey of Latin American history from Pre-Columbian times and the Spanish conquest of the ancient Maya, Aztec, and Inca cultures to the present. It includes a study of the political, social, economic, and cultural development of the area.

Credit: 3 hours - Three lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): None


HIS 245 INTRODUCTORY HISTORICAL RESEARCH

T By Request

This course is designed to provide students interested in further studies in social sciences and historical interpretation with a foundation in research methodologies.

Credit: 3 hours - One lecture and four lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of one of the following HIS 109 or GOV 117 with a final grade of "C" or better and concurrent enrollment in HIS 214, HIS 215, HIS 216, HIS 217, HIS 241, GOV 210 (will also include core interpretation classes).


HIS 250 SPECIAL READINGS IN SOCIAL SCIENCE

T By Request

This course is designed to provide students interested in further studies in social sciences with a better grounding in critical readings as well as better basic skills. This class is taken concurrently with an advanced social science class. The advanced class provides a framework for study from which the advanced readings can be based. This class begins with the student and instructor developing a course of study which insures that the student is exposed to expanded discussion of critical topics while expanding the students' personal interests in topics related to the core class. The class may be repeated for additional credit in other social science core classes, as long as a grade of C or better is maintained.

Credit: 3 hours - Six lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): None


HIS 255 ADVANCED HISTORICAL RESEARCH

T By Request

This course is designed to provide students interested in further studies in social sciences and historical interpretation with advanced historical research methodologies.

Credit: 3 hours - One lecture hour and four lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of HIS 245 with a final grade of "B" or better and concurrent enrollment in HIS 214, HIS 215, HIS 216, HIS 217, HIS 241, HIS 250, or GOV 210 (will also include core interpretation classes).


HNT 225 HISTORICAL AND NATURAL INTERPRETATION

T By Request

This course will introduce students to historical and natural interpretation. The class will explore the spectrum of interpreted historical sites as well as the varied forms of interpretation conducted to effectively portray those sites. This course will also address the varied responsibilities of interpreters and the basic career opportunities in the field. The class will rely on visits to museums, natural and historical sites or other relevant facilities.

Credit: 1 hour - two lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): None


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