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History Course Descriptions

HIS 150, INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OF HISTORY, 4 credits
(Every year, spring semester.) An introduction to the theory and practice of historical inquiry and research: effective library skills; techniques of historical interpretation; trends in historiography; paper preparation; and career or graduate school focus.

HIS 160, UNITED STATES HISTORY, 4 credits
(Every year, spring semester.) A political, economic, and cultural survey of American history from colonial beginnings to the present.

HIS 180, AFRICAN HISTORY, 4 credits
(Every other year, fall semester.) A survey of the history of Africa from earliest times to the present including ancient Egypt, early empires, the slaving era, colonialism, and modern independence.

HIS 190, EUROPEAN HISTORY, 4 credits
(Every third year, fall semester.) A survey of European history from the classical era through the Renaissance, Reformation, rise of nationalism, imperialism, and the modern era.

HIS 200, SELECTED TOPICS IN U.S. HISTORY, 4 credits
(Every year, fall semester.) A selected topic in U.S. history, emphasis varies from year to year. The particular topic is announced prior to registration.

HIS 210, SELECTED TOPICS IN AFRO-AMERICAN HISTORY, 4 credits
(Every year, spring semester.) A selected topic in Afro-American history, emphasis varies from year to year. The particular topic is announced prior to registration.

HIS 220, SELECTED TOPICS IN AFRICAN HISTORY. 4 credits
(Every third year, spring semester.) A selected topic in African history, emphasis varies from year to year. The particular topic is announced prior to registration.

HIS 230, SELECTED TOPICS IN WORLD HISTORY, 4 credits
(Every third year, spring semester.) A selected topic in world history, emphasis varies from year to year. The particular topic is announced prior to registration.

HIS 240, SELECTED TOPICS IN WOMEN'S HISTORY, 4 credits
(Every third year, spring semester.) A selected topic in women's history, emphasis varies from year to year. The particular topic is announced prior to registration.

HIS 270, AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY, 4 credits
(Every year, fall semester). An historical survey of the interactions of black people and white society in the United States from the colonial era to the present Prerequisites: CORE 110 Communication I: African American Heritage and CORE 140 Communication II: African American Heritage.

HIS 300, INDEPENDENT STUDY IN HISTORY, 4 credits
(Both semesters every year.) An independent study and research course designed to meet specialized needs of students that cannot be satisfied with the regular curriculum. Requires prior consultation with a faculty member in the History Department willing to oversee the project. Course may be repeated without penalty, with special permission.

HIS 350, HISTORY SEMINAR, 4 credits
(Both semesters every year.) A study of a selected topic in history in a seminar setting with a required research paper. Emphasis varies from semester to semester with the particular topic being announced prior to registration.

HIS 499, SENIOR SEMINAR, 4 credits
(Fall Semester every year.) Discussion of career planning and/or graduate school placement. Preparation and presentation of a senior project. Senior Exam.