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HISTORY

HIST-111 American History to 1877
3 Credits (History/Humanities/Social and Behavioral Sciences Core)

As a result of having taken this course, the student will be able to describe the major political, diplomatic, economic, and social developments from the fifteenth century through the Reconstruction period. In particular, the student will study the Red, Black and White cultures of pre-Revolutionary America; the American Revolution and the development of American republicanism; the Transportation Revolution and the emergence of a market economy; territorial expansion and wars; 1783-1860; antebellum reformers; Civil War, 1861-1865; Reconstruction, 1865-1877. Prerequisite: Eligible to enroll in ENGL-121. (3 hours weekly)

HIST-112 American History Since 1877
3 Credits (History/Humanities/Social and Behavioral Sciences Core)

As a result of having taken this course, the student will be able to describe the major political, diplomatic, economic, and social developments in American history from the end of the Reconstruction period to the present. In particular, the student will study: the rise of industrial capitalism, the mechanization of agriculture; the end of the frontier and the wars with the Native-Americans; immigration; urbanization; the changing role of the family; the history of women; the history of African-Americans; the political party system; the Populist, Progressive and New Deal reforms; the impact of the New Deal on current domestic politics; and the impact of World War II and the Cold War on American Foreign Policy. Prerequisite: Eligible to enroll in ENGL-121. (3 hours weekly)

HIST-121 The Ancient World: Prehistory to the Middle Ages
3 Credits (History/Humanities/Social and Behavioral Sciences Core)

The student will be able to describe the history and development of early world civilizations through the 13th century. The student will be able to identify and analyze the major political, economic, and intellectual movements that influenced these civilizations. The student will be able to analyze and discuss, from primary and secondary sources, the impact Middle Eastern, Asian, African, and Classical cultures had on Western Civilization. This course was formerly HIST-101. Prerequisite: Eligible to enroll in ENGL-121. (3 hours weekly)

HIST-122 Western Civilization and the Pre-Modern World
3 Credits (History/Humanities/Social and Behavioral Sciences Core)

The student will be able to describe the major features of the development of western civilization and its relationship to non-western cultures from the late Middle Ages to 1815. The course will include the use of primary and secondary sources to focus on social, economic, political, and cultural factors influencing the relationship of western and non-western societies. Prerequisite: Eligible to enroll in ENGL-121. (3 hours weekly)

HIST-123 Western Civilization and the Modern World
3 Credits (History/Humanities/Social and Behavioral Sciences Core)

The student will be able to describe the history and development of Western Civilization and its impact on the world from 1815 to the present. The student will identify and analyze the political, economic and intellectual movements that influenced the Western European mind. The student will examine the character of the evolving modern nation state system through the wars of unification, overseas expansion, and the competitive national rivalries. The student will evaluate the underlying factors influencing the events that shaped the modern world, including two World Wars and the Cold War. The student will examine how the post-1945 conditions affect the attitudes and makeup of the former colonial world. This course was formerly HIST-102. Prerequisite: Eligible to enroll in ENGL-121. (3 hours weekly)

HIST-200 History of Maryland
3 Credits

As a result of having taken this course, the student will be able to describe and critically evaluate the major developments in the history of Maryland and Howard County from colonial times to the present. The student will also be able to examine the major primary source materials used in the study of local history. Prerequisite: ENGL-121. (3 hours weekly)

HIST-201 Europe in the Twentieth Century
3 Credits (Social and Behavioral Sciences Core)

The student will be able to describe the political, economic, intellectual and cultural development in Europe beginning with the events and conditions that led to the breakdown of European stability and World War I. The student will examine the diplomatic maneuverings of the Peace of Paris and its consequences, the roots and impacts of the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia and the evolution and development of totalitarianism in Germany and Italy. The student will also explain the origins, events, and results of World War II, the Cold War, the collapse of the Soviet Empire, and the quest for a united Europe. Prerequisite: ENGL-121. (3 hours weekly)

HIST-202 Issues in History
3 Credits (Social and Behavioral Sciences Core)

This course is designed to allow students to study the historical background to current social, economic, cultural, and political issues. The specific topic, which may change from semester to semester, will be selected by the history faculty based on current events that are in the public consciousness. The thrust of this course is to offer students the historical basis for timely issues and events. Prerequisite: ENGL-121. (3 hours weekly)

HIST-205 A History of Race and Ethnicity in the United States
3 Credits

This course focuses on a “neglected dimension” in American History and society, namely the study of the diverse racial and ethnic and other non-traditional communities in the United States. The impact of the Anglo-core culture on our political, religious and economic institutions - Democracy, Protestantism, Capitalism - is the major frame of reference. Assimilationist and power conflict sociological models are applied to white, ethnic, Native-American, African­American, Hispanic-American and Asian- American groups. Immigration policies and hatred towards diverse groups are studied from historical and contemporary perspectives. Prerequisite: ENGL-121. (3 hours weekly)

HIST-208 History of Africa
3 Credits (Social and Behavioral Sciences Core)

The student will be able to describe the major features of the development of Africa’s history from prehistoric times up to the formation of modern African nation states. The course will include a detailed study of Africa’s geography and its impact on Africa’s cultures. The student will be able to analyze the major trends of Africa’s history; early cultures and civilizations, spread of Christianity and Islam, early European contacts, impact of neo-imperialism, decolonization following World War II, and the current status of African nation states. Prerequisite: ENGL-121. (3 hours weekly)

HIST-209 History of the Middle East
3 Credits (Social and Behavioral Sciences Core)

The student will be able to describe the historical development of the Near East from the earliest major civilizations through the twentieth century. This will include the spread of the Roman Empire and Christianity, the rise and spread of Islam, the impact of the Ottoman Empire, the division of the “Middle East” following World War I, and current religious, political, and international challenges of the area. Prerequisite: ENGL-121. (3 hours weekly)

HIST-210 History of Latin America
3 Credits (Social and Behavioral Sciences Core)

The student will be able to describe the political, economic, cultural and social development of Latin America from prehistoric time up to the present day. The course will include a detailed study of Latin America’s geography and its impact on Latin American cultures. The student will be able to analyze the major trends of Latin American history, early cultures and civilizations, spread of European contacts, impact of European conquest and colonization, and the development of independent Latin American nation-states. Prerequisite: ENGL-121. (3 hours weekly)

HIST-211 Asian Civilization - China, Japan and Korea
3 Credits (Social and Behavioral Sciences Core)

This study of East Asian history will focus on the interaction of China with Japan, Korea, and the West. It will enable students to gain a perspective from an Asian point of view rather than a western one. Students will concentrate on events in the 18th, 19th, and 20th Centuries. At the end of the course, they will be able to describe major political, economic, social, and intellectual developments in the Pacific region. Prerequisite: ENGL-121. (3 hours weekly)

HIST-213 History of Modern Russia
3 Credits (Social and Behavioral Sciences Core)

The student will be introduced to the history and development of the modern state of Russia from the establishment of the Romanov dynasty through the Revolution of 1917 to Stalin, Perestroika and the collapse of the Soviet Union. Prerequisite: ENGL-121. (3 hours weekly)

HIST-215 Celtic Ireland
3 Credits
The student will be able to describe the history and development of Ireland from the Celtic settlements to the Cromwellian occupation. The student will be able to evaluate the impact and response of native Irish society and culture to Celtic, Christian, Norse, Anglo-Saxon and British influences. Prerequisite: ENGL-121. (3 hours weekly)

HIST-216 History of the Indian Subcontinent
3 Credits (Social and Behavioral Sciences/Interdisciplinary Core)

This course will cover the major features of the development of the Indian subcontinent’s history from prehistoric times up to the formation of the modern nation states. The course will include a detailed study of the subcontinent’s geography and its impact on its various cultures, to include India, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, and Nepal. The course will focus on the major historical trends, such as early cultures and civilizations, spread of Buddhism. Hinduism and Islam, early European contacts, impact of neo-imperialism, decolonization following World War II, and the current status of the various nation-states. Prerequisite: ENGL-121. (3 hours weekly)

HIST-218 History of Southeast Asia
3 Credits (Social and Behavioral Sciences/Interdisciplinary Core)

This course covers the major features of the development of Southeast Asia’s history from prehistoric times up to the formation of modern nation states of the area. The course will include a detailed study of Southeast Asia’s geography and its impact on the area’s cultures. The course will cover the major trends of Southeast Asia’s history; early cultures and civilizations, spread of Christianity and Islam, early European contacts, impact of neo-imperialism, World War II, decolonization following World War II, and the current status of Southeast Asian nation states. Prerequisite: Eligible to enroll in ENGL-121. (3 hours weekly)

HIST-219 History of Australia and the Pacific Rim
3 Credits (Social and Behavioral Sciences/Interdisciplinary Core)

This course covers the major features of the development of Australia and the Pacific Rim’s history from prehistoric times up to the current events of the area. The course will include a detailed study of that entire area’s geography and its impact on the area’s cultures, and the major trends of the area’s history; early cultures and the early European contacts, European colonization of the area, impact of neo-imperialism, World War II, and relative independence following World War II, and the current status of relationships among the various areas and the world at large. Prerequisite: ENGL-121. (3 hours weekly)

HIST-221 American History Since 1945
3 Credits
The student will study the major political, economic, social and cultural trends from the end of World War II to the present. In particular, students will focus on the origins, implementation, and the end of our Cold War foreign policies as well as study changes on the recent domestic scene such as the imperial Presidency, the welfare state, the technetronic economy, the Black Revolution, Women’s Liberation and the evolving social, cultural, and moral landscape. Prerequisite: ENGL-121. (3 hours weekly)

HIST-225 Women in American History: Colonial Times to 1880
3 Credits (Interdisciplinary and Emerging Issues Core)

An in-depth study of the lives and experiences of American women from the early seventeenth century to 1880. This course examines three major cultures native, African and European as they met and mixed in colonial America with particular attention to women’s experience in this cultural mixing. Focus will be on wealthy merchant families, slave holding planter families, indentured servants, slaves, factory workers, and immigrants and will include women’s relationships with husbands, children and other women. Prerequisite: ENGL-121. (3 hours weekly) Note: Also listed as WMST-225.

HIST-226 History of African American Experience
3 Credits (Social and Behavioral Sciences Core)

This course will examine the African American experience in the United States from slavery to the present era. The student will study the chronology of black history, the African heritage, the crucible of slavery, the struggle for equality, Pan Africanism, and the development and evolution of the African American community. Special attention will be given to African American personages and their contributions to American society. The evolution of contemporary race relationships will be evaluated. Prerequisite: ENGL-121. (3 hours weekly)

HIST-227 Women in American History: 1880 to the Present
3 Credits (Interdisciplinary and Emerging Issues Core)

An in-depth study of the lives and experiences of American women from diverse racial and ethnic groups from 1880 to the present. This course examines the experiences of women in the modern world from the end of the nineteenth century through the twentieth. Focus will be on the varying experiences of reformers, workers, organizers, and immigrants with particular attention to differences between married and single women and between those living in the cities and those living in rural areas. During this time period, women have gained the legal right to vote and run for office, regulate the size of their families, and receive equal pay for equal work. And yet women retain primary responsibility for housekeeping and child care. This course considers the roots of some of these contradictions. Prerequisite: ENGL-121. (3 hours weekly) Note: Also listed as WMST-227.

HIST-228 Women in European History: 1750 to the Present
3 Credits (Intedisciplinary and Emerging Issues Core)

This course anlayzes women’s changing economic, family, and political roles from the eighteenth to the twentieth century. Topics include the effects of industrialization on women’s work and status, the demographic revolution, and women’s politcal activities in market riots, revolutions, and campaigns for women’s rights. Prerequisite: ENGL-121. (3 hours weekly) NOTE: Also listed as WMST-228.


hcc catalogue '11-'12


Accounting - ACCT
Aging Services - AGNG
American Sign Language - AMSL
Anthropology - ANTH
Arabic - ARAB 
Art - ARTT 
Astronomy - ASTR
Bioinformatics - BFMT 
Biology - BIOL 
Biomechanical Engineering - BMET
Business - BMGT 
Cardiovascular Technology - CARD
Chemistry - CHEM 
Chinese - CHNS 
Cisco - CSCO 
Computer-Aided Design - CADD
Computer Forensics - CFOR 
Computer Systems - CMSY 
Conflict Resolution - CRES
Construction Management - CNST 
Cooperative Education - COOP
Criminal Justice - CRIM 
Culinary Management - CMGT 
Dance - DANC
Dental Hygiene - DHYG 
Diagnostic Medical
Sonography - DMSU

Economics - ECON 
Education - EDUC 
Electronics - ELEC 
Emergency Medical Technician/
Paramedic - EMSP
 
Engineering -ENES 
English- ENGL 
Entrepreneurship - ENTR 
Environmental Science - ENST
Exercise Science - EXSC 
Farsi - FARS
Film - FILM 
Financial PLanning- FNPL 
Fine Arts - FINE 
French - FREN 
Geography - GEOG 
Geology - GEOL 
German - GERM 
Greek - GREK 
Health Care - HEAL 
Health Education - HEED 
Hebrew - HBRW
Hindi - HNDI
History - HIST 
Horticulture - HORT 
Hospitality Management - HMGT
Human Development - HMDV 
Human Services - HUMS 
Humanities - HUMN
Interior Design - INDS
Italian - ITAL 
Japanese - JPNS
Korean - KORE 
Life Fitness - LFIT 
Mathematics - MATH 
Medical Laboratory
Technician - MLTS

Meteorology - METO 
Microsoft - MSFT 
Music - MUSC 
Nursing - NURS 
Nutrition - NUTR
Office Technology - OFFI 
Philosophy - PHIL 
Photonics - PHOT
Physical Therapist
Assistant - PTAP
 
Physics - PHYS 
Political Science - POLI 
Portuguese - PORT
Psychology - PSYC 
Public Health - PUBH
Radiologic Technology - RADT
Retailing - RETL 
Russian - RUSS 
Social Work - SOWK
Sociology - SOCI 
Spanish - SPAN 
Speech - SPCH 
Telecommunications - TELE
Television and Radio - TVRD
Theatre - THET 
Turkish - TURK
Wireless Communications - WCOM
Women's Studies - WMST