History (HIST)

HIST 101. The History of Railroading. 3 Credits.

HIST 302. Ante-bellum America-Reconst. 3 Credits.

An examination of the economic, social, political, and cultural conditions that from 1828 through 1877 led to economic disaster, massive expansion, the Civil War, the abolition of slavery, and Reconstruction.

HIST 303. Pplst/Prog Era thru Depression. 3 Credits.

An examination of the period between the official end of Reconstruction (1877) and the outbreak of World War II (1941), the most dynamic period of American development and disaster, concentrating on social economic, and cultural changes.

HIST 330. History of Mexico. 3 Credits.

A thematic and geographical overview of the region from 1900 to the present. Includes and introduction to the physiography, climate, peoples and history of the region. Highlights current topics of importance including authoritarianism; economic integration; drug smuggling; guerillas and terrorism; population growth and immigration among others.

HIST 346. Bus & Econ Hist of U.S.. 3 Credits.

Students will study the growth and development of the U.S. Economy and business transformation from colonial times to the mid-20th century. The central organizing focus concerns the economic, cultural, and constitutional incentive structures in America that have motivated entrepreneurship and efficient resource use. A background in basic economics or business theory is useful but not required.

HIST 354. Hist of Technology & Trans. 3 Credits.

HIST 374. History of Ideas in West Civ. 3 Credits.

This course offers a survey of the development of ideas from the ancient Hebrew and Greco-Roman cultures through the Middle Ages, Renaissance, Scientific Revolution, and Enlightenment to the Modern Era. Students will read, discuss, and write about primary sources authored by such thinkers as Aristotle, Cicero, Locke, Adam Smith, Burke, Wollstonecraft, Toqueville, Comte, Darwin, Marx, Spencer, Mill, Nietzsche, Freud, Rocco, and Sartre, and will explore concepts such as Humanism, Liberalism, Positivism, Socialism, Fascism, and Existentialism.

HIST 391. Spec Topic. 1-12 Credits.

HIST 392. Independent Study. 1-12 Credits.

HIST 590. Spec Topic. 1-12 Credits.

HIST 599. Ind. Study. 1-12 Credits.