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HST 100   Introduction to History
Credits: 4.00
Description: Provides a general introduction to the nature and methods of history. Develops awareness of the importance of historical literacy and thinking. Develops intellectual and written communication skills applicable to the study of history and other academic disciplines and a wide variety of professional pursuits. Covers various periods, areas and fields of history through the use of historical case studies. Prerequisite: Placement into WR 115. Audit available.
HST 101   History of Western Civilization: Ancient to Medieval
Credits: 4.00
Description: Explores the ancient civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, and Rome. Covers development of Judeo-Christian beliefs, early Islamic civilization, Byzantine civilization, and early medieval Europe. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115, and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.
HST 101H   History of Western Civilization: Ancient to Medieval Honors
Credits: 4.00
Description: Honors version of HST 101. Explores the ancient civilization of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, and Rome. Covers development of Judeo-Christian beliefs, early Islamic civilization, Byzantine civilization, and early medieval Europe. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115, and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. GPA 3.25 minimum.
HST 102   History of Western Civilization: Medieval to Modern
Credits: 4.00
Description: Covers the High Middle Ages and early modern Europe, including the Renaissance, Reformation, Scientific Revolution, Enlightenment and the French Revolution. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.
HST 102H   History of Western Civilization: Medieval to Modern - Honors
Credits: 4.00
Description: Honors version of HST 102. Covers the High Middle Ages and early modern Europe, including the Renaissance, Reformation, Scientific Revolution, Enlightenment and the French Revolution. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. GPA 3.25 minimum.
HST 103   History of Western Civilization: Modern Europe
Credits: 4.00
Description: Covers the history of nineteenth and twentieth-century Europe, including the Industrial Revolution, nationalism, imperialism, socialism, the Russian Revolution, Nazism, world wars and their aftermath. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.
HST 103H   History of Western Civilization: Modern Europe - Honors
Credits: 4.00
Description: Honors version of HST 103. Studies history of nineteenth and twentieth-century Europe, including the Industrial Revolution, nationalism, imperialism, socialism, the Russian Revolution, Nazism, world wars and their aftermath. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. GPA 3.25 minimum.
HST 104   History of the Middle East
Credits: 4.00
Description: Surveys the Middle East from ancient to modern times. Includes political, diplomatic, economic, social, religious and cultural themes. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.
HST 105   History of India and South Asia Region
Credits: 4.00
Description: Introduces the history of India and the South Asian region. Includes political, diplomatic, economic, social, religious, and cultural themes from pre-history to modern times. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.
HST 106   History of China
Credits: 4.00
Description: Introduces the history of China. Includes political, diplomatic, economic, social, religious, and cultural themes from pre-history to modern times. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit Available.
HST 107   History of Korea and Japan
Credits: 4.00
Description: Explores the history of Korea and Japan and their dynamic relationship from pre-history to modern times. Includes political, diplomatic, economic, social, religious, and cultural themes. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.
HST 111   U.S. History: Skills and Issues
Credits: 1.00
Description: Enhances academic skills and deepens an understanding of American history as a discipline while supporting work performed in HST 201, 202 or 203. Includes a tutorial relating to course concepts and content, academic skill building, and a brief community-related learning project. Corequisites: HST 201 or HST 202 or HST 203. Audit available.
HST 201   History of the United States to 1840
Credits: 4.00
Description: Examines the social, political, economic and cultural developments of Colonial America and the Early Republic of the United States. Includes: Native Americans pre- and post- European colonization (Spanish, French, Dutch and English); European indentured servitude and African slavery; Salem Witch Trials; Great Awakening; French and Indian War; Declaration of Independence and the American Revolution; Constitution and the Bill of Rights; Whiskey Rebellion; War of 1812; Missouri Compromise; American Indian Removal. History courses are non-sequential and may be taken in any term and in any order. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.
HST 202   History of the United States 1840-1914
Credits: 4.00
Description: Examines the social, political, economic and cultural developments of the United States from 1840 to 1914. Includes: the Women's Rights Movement, Manifest Destiny, the U.S.- Mexican War, slavery, abolitionism and the growing sectional crisis between the North and South, Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War, Reconstruction, westward migration and its impact on Native Americans, America's overseas empire, and the Progressive Era. History courses are non-sequential and may be taken in any term and in any order. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.
HST 203   History of the United States 1914 to Present
Credits: 4.00
Description: Examines the social, political, economic, and cultural developments of the United States from 1914 to the present. Includes: World War I; 19th Amendment (women's suffrage); "roaring" 1920s; civil liberties; Great Depression; World War II; Cold War (Korea, "Red Scare," Cuban missile crisis, Vietnam, fall of the Berlin Wall); Civil Rights movements, legislation and Martin Luther King, Jr.; The Great Society and War on Poverty; Watergate and Iran/Contra scandals; 9/11. History courses are non-sequential and may be taken in any term and in any order. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.
HST 204   History of Women in the U.S.: Pre-colonial to 1877
Credits: 4.00
Description: Examines the lives of women in terms of family relations, religion, culture, sexuality and reproduction, and work roles, as well as educational opportunities and social reform activities. Explores diversity in terms of class, race, ethnicity, legal status, and region. History courses are non-sequential and may be taken in any term and in any order. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.
HST 205   History of Women in the U.S.: 1877 to Present
Credits: 4.00
Description: Examines women's work in the maturing industrial economy, women's reform activities, and changing family and social relationships. Explores class, ethnic, racial, and regional diversity. History courses are non-sequential and may be taken in any term and in any order. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.
HST 218   American Indian History
Credits: 4.00
Description: Covers history of American Indians in what is now the United States from pre-Columbian times to the present, exploring the cultural diversity among Native peoples, tribal sovereignty, conflicts and accommodations with European Americans, and the historical roots of contemporary issues that emphasize American Indians as a vital part of the shared history of the United States. Prerequisite: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.
HST 225   History of Women, Sex, and the Family
Credits: 4.00
Description: Examines the historical and cultural variations in family life and sexuality in the 19th and 20th centuries in an international context (including the United States) through topics such as courtship, marriage, reproduction, violence, colonialism, homosexuality, and work. Prerequisite: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.
HST 240   Oregon History
Credits: 4.00
Description: Examines the rich and diverse history of Oregon including the significance of Oregon's frontier heritage and Oregon's role in American history from pre-European contact to the modern era. Explores economic, political, social, and cultural factors in terms of race, ethnicity, gender, class, and religion. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.
HST 246   Religion in the United States to 1840
Credits: 4.00
Description: Covers the basic features and effects of Native American religious revitalization movements, European backgrounds of Christian denominations, development of different religious groups, church-state relations, the struggle for religious liberty and how they shaped the beliefs, behaviors and institutions of colonial America and the early United States. Prerequisite: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.
HST 247   Religion in the United States since 1840
Credits: 4.00
Description: Covers basic features of native American religions, European backgrounds of Christianity, development of different religious groups in the United States and their impact on American life. Prerequisite: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.
HST 270   History of Mexico
Credits: 4.00
Description: Surveys Mexican history from pre-Columbian to modern times. Focus on post contact history: the Spanish conquest, colonial Mexico, independence and its aftermath to contemporary times. Emphasizes social, political, and cultural developments and contributions by a diversity of Mexico's peoples. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.
HST 271   History of Central America and the Caribbean
Credits: 4.00
Description: Covers Central American and Caribbean history from the pre-Columbian era to the present. Focuses on post-contact history including colonialism, independence, revolution, nation-building and international relationships. Emphasizes social, political and cultural developments and contributions by a diversity of Central American and Caribbean peoples. Prerequisite: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.
HST 274   African American History I
Credits: 4.00
Description: Presents a framework for understanding the Black experience from African origins to the beginning of the Civil War. Includes West African cultures, the Middle Passage, the experiences of free and enslaved African Americans from the colonial through antebellum periods including the abolition movement. Covers African American agency through churches, political organizations, and social institutions and explores African American culture through literature, art, music, and other cultural forms. History courses are non-sequential and may be taken in any term and in any order. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.
HST 275   African American History II
Credits: 4.00
Description: Examines the broad range of experiences of African Americans from the American Civil War to the 1920s. Explores both the relationship of Blacks to the larger society and the inner dynamic of the black community. Devotes particular attention to Reconstruction, the construction of social, political and economic organizations, the migration of African Americans from the rural South to the urban North, and the social, political, economic, artistic and intellectual endeavors that underscored the struggle for social justice by the Black American community. History courses are non-sequential and may be taken in any term and in any order. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115, and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.
HST 276   African American History III
Credits: 4.00
Description: Examines the broad range of experiences of African Americans from the beginning of the New Deal to the 1990s. Explores the relationship of Blacks to the wider society as well as the inner dynamic of the Black communities including identity issues, key individuals and organization in the struggle for social justice, especially the destruction of legal segregation. Devotes attention to the rural South and the urban North as Blacks use a variety of means to empower African American communities through the civil rights revolution. History courses are nonsequential and may be taken in any term and in any order. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.
HST 277   History of the Oregon Trail
Credits: 4.00
Description: Examines the history of the Oregon Trail including the predecessors of the route, the motivations of the people who used the route, the trail and its variations, life along the trail, and the impact of the migration. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.
HST 278   Russian History I
Credits: 4.00
Description: Surveys the cultural, social, political, and economic forces that shaped Russian history from the ninth through the eighteenth centuries. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.
HST 279   Russian History II
Credits: 4.00
Description: Surveys the cultural, social, political, and economic forces that shaped Russian history from the late eighteenth century to the present. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.
HST 280A   Cooperative Education: History
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Description: Offers the chance to extend knowledge of history through work in settings which provide learning experiences supplementing classroom learning. Department permission required. Audit available.
HST 284   History of Africa
Credits: 4.00
Description: Examines the major themes and issues in the culture and history of the African continent, considering the rise of complex indigenous empires, smaller African societies, agricultural and technological achievements, African state systems, as well as the impact of international trade and Islam on Africa. Includes colonialism, independence, and the social, political and cultural contributions of Africa's diverse people to world history. Recommended: completion of WR 115 with a C or better grade. Audit available.
HST 285   The Holocaust
Credits: 4.00
Description: Introduces the aftermath of World War I and the rise of the Nazis, the historical roots of anti-Semitism, the evolution of the Final Solution and its coordination in Nazi-occupied Europe, the victims of Nazi policies, the camps, the perpetrators, bystanders, and the aftermath of the Holocaust. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.
HST 298A   Independent Study: History
Credits: 2.00
Description: Offers advanced individualized study of history on a specified topic to meet special interests or program requirements. Involves completion of a project and readings on a topic approved by the instructor. Instructor permission required.
HST 298B   Independent Study: History
Credits: 4.00
Description: Offers advanced, individualized study in a substantial area of study to meet special interests or program requirements. Involves completion of a project and readings on a substantial area of study approved by the instructor. Instructor permission required.