History

Classes

HIS 121 : World History I

This course surveys social, intellectual, economic, and political developments which have molded the modern world. Focus is on both non-western and western civilizations from the prehistoric to the early modern era.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

ENR 094 with a “C” or better or satisfactory ACT, SAT, or RDG placement score

HIS 122 : World History II

This course is a continuation of HIS 121; it covers world history, both western and non-western, from the early modern era to the present.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

ENR 094 with a “C” or better or satisfactory ACT, SAT, or RDG placement score

HIS 201 : United States History I

This course surveys United States history during colonial, Revolutionary, early national, and antebellum periods. It concludes with the Civil War.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

ENR 094 with a “C” or better or satisfactory ACT, SAT, or RDG placement score

HIS 202 : United States History II

This course is a continuation of HIS 201; it surveys United States history from the Reconstruction era to the present.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

ENR 094 with a “C” or better or satisfactory ACT, SAT, or RDG placement score

HIS 216 : History of World Religions

This course presents a comparison of the major religions of the world from an historical perspective. Emphasis is placed on the origin, development, and social influence of Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, and others.

Credits

3

HIS 220 : Contemporary Studies

This course provides a survey of contemporary problems and issues within an historical context. Topics might include nationalism, the rise of Islam as a powerful influence in the post- Cold War environment, environmental issues, and the impact of colonialism on modern, Third World society.

Credits

3

HIS 256 : African-American History

This course focuses on the experience of African-American people in the Western Hemisphere, particularly in the United States. It surveys the period from the African origins of the slave trade during the period of exploration and colonization to the present. The course presents a comparison between the African experience in the United States and in Mexico and South America.

Credits

3

HIS 260 : Alabama History

This course surveys development of the state of Alabama from its prehistoric times to the present. The course presents material on the discovery, exploration, colonization, territorial period, antebellum Alabama, Reconstruction, and modern history.

Credits

3

HIS 299 : Directed Studies in History

This course affords students opportunities to study selected topics of a historical nature under the direction of an instructor either as part of class or on an individual basis. Internships with historical and preservation organizations, thesis development, and the analysis of secondary monographs are examples of activities for this course. HIS 299 may be repeated for credit.

Credits

1 - 3