History (HIST)

HIST 1301  United States History I  3 Credits   (3 Lec, 0 Lab)  

This is a survey of the social, political, economic, cultural, and intellectual history of the United States from the pre-Columbian era to the Civil War/Reconstruction period. United States History I includes the study of pre-Columbian, colonial, revolutionary, early national, slavery and sectionalism, and the Civil War/Reconstruction eras. Themes that may be addressed in United States History I include: American settlement and diversity, American culture, religion, civil, and human rights, technological change, economic change, immigration and migration, and creation of the federal government.

Prerequisite(s): Reading level 7 and Writing level 7
Course Type: Academic

HIST 1302  United States History II  3 Credits   (3 Lec, 0 Lab)  

This is a survey of the social, political, economic, cultural, and intellectual history of the United States from the Civil War/Reconstruction era to the present. United States History II examines industrialization, immigration, world wars, the Great Depression, Cold War and post-Cold War eras. Themes that may be addressed in United States History II include: American culture, religion, civil and human rights, technological change, economic change, immigration and migration, urbanization and suburbanization, the expansion of the federal government, and the study of U.S. foreign policy.

Prerequisite(s): Reading level 7 and Writing level 7
Course Type: Academic

HIST 2301  Texas History  3 Credits   (3 Lec, 0 Lab)  

This is a survey of the social, political, economic, cultural, and intellectual history of Texas from the pre-Columbian era to the present. Themes that may be addressed in Texas History include: Spanish colonization and Spanish Texas; Mexican Texas; the Republic of Texas; statehood and secession; oil, industrialization, and urbanization; civil rights; and modern Texas.

Prerequisite(s): Reading level 7 and Writing level 7
Course Type: Academic

HIST 2311  Western Civilization I  3 Credits   (3 Lec, 0 Lab)  

This is a survey of the social, political, economic, cultural, religious, and intellectual history of Europe and the Mediterranean world from human origins to the 17th century. Themes that should be addressed in Western Civilization I include the cultural legacies of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, Rome, Byzantium, Islamic civilizations, and Europe through the Middle Ages, Renaissance, and Reformations.

Prerequisite(s): Reading level 7 and Writing level 7
Course Type: Academic

HIST 2312  Western Civilization II  3 Credits   (3 Lec, 0 Lab)  

This is a survey of the social, political, economic, cultural, religious, and intellectual history of Europe and the Mediterranean world from the 17th century to the modern era. Themes that should be addressed in Western Civilization II include absolutism and constitutionalism, growth of nation states, the Enlightenment, revolutions, classical liberalism, industrialization, imperialism, global conflict, the Cold War, and globalism.

Prerequisite(s): Reading level 7 and Writing level 7
Course Type: Academic

HIST 2321  World Civilization I  3 Credits   (3 Lec, 0 Lab)  

This is a survey of the social, political, economic, cultural, religious and intellectual history of the world from the emergence of human cultures through the 15th century. The course examines major cultural regions of the world in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Oceania and their global interactions over time. Themes include the emergence of early societies, the rise of civilizations, the development of political and legal systems, religion and philosophy, economic systems and trans-regional networks of exchange. The course emphasizes the development, interaction and impact of global exchange.

Prerequisite(s): Reading level 7, Writing level 7
Course Type: Academic

HIST 2322  World Civilization II  3 Credits   (3 Lec, 0 Lab)  

This is a survey of the social, political, economic, cultural, religious, and intellectual history of the world from the 15th century to the present. The course examines major cultural regions of the world in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Oceania and their global interactions over time. Themes include maritime exploration and transoceanic empires, national/state formation and industrialization, imperialism, global conflicts and resolutions and the global economic integration. The course emphasizes the development, interaction and impact of global exchange.

Prerequisite(s): Reading level 7, Writing level 7
Course Type: Academic

HIST 2327  Mexican American History I  3 Credits   (3 Lec, 0 Lab)  

This is a survey of the economic, social, political, intellectual, and cultural history of Mexican Americans/Chicano/a. Periods include early indigenous societies, conflict and conquest, early European colonization and empires, New Spain, early revolutionary period, Mexican independence and nation building, United States expansion to the United States-Mexico War Era. Themes to be addressed are mestizaje and racial formation in the early empire, rise and fall of native and African slavery, relationship to early global economies, development of New Spain’s/Mexico’s northern frontier, gender and power, missions, resistance and rebellion, emergence of Mexican identities, California mission secularization, Texas independence, United States’ wars with Mexico, and the making of borders and borderlands. (May be applied to U.S. History requirement.)

Prerequisite(s): Reading level 7, Writing level 7
Course Type: Academic

HIST 2328  Mexican American History II  3 Credits   (3 Lec, 0 Lab)  

A survey of the economic, social, political, intellectual, and cultural history of Mexican Americans/Chicano/a. Periods include the United States-Mexico War Era, incorporation of Northern Mexico into the United States, Porfirian Mexico, and the nineteenth century American West, 1910 Mexican Revolution and Progressive Era, the Great Depression and New Deal, World War II and the Cold War, Civil Rights Era, Conservative Ascendancy, the age of NAFTA and turn of the 21st Century developments. Themes to be addressed are the making of borders and borderlands, impact of Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, gender and power, migration and national identities, citizenship and expulsion, nineteenth century activism and displacement, industrialization and the making of a transnational Mexican working class, urbanization and community formation, emergence of a Mexican American Generation, war and citizenship, organized advocacy and activism, Chicano Movement, changing identifications and identities, trade and terrorism. (May be applied to U.S. History requirement.)

Prerequisite(s): Reading level 7, Writing level 7
Course Type: Academic

HIST 2381  African-American History  3 Credits   (3 Lec, 0 Lab)  

This course is a study of historical, economic, social, and cultural development of minority groups. May include African-American, Mexican American, Asian American, and Native American issues.

Prerequisite(s): Reading level 7, Writing level 7
Course Type: Academic

HIST 2389  Academic Cooperative  3 Credits   (1 Lec, 8 Lab)  

This is an instructional program designed to integrate on-campus study with practical hands-on experience in history. In conjunction with class seminars, the individual student will set specific goals and objectives in the study of human social behavior and/or social institutions.

Prerequisite(s): Six hours of history; Reading level 7, Writing level 7
Course Type: Academic