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Course Descriptions

HIS 101   U.S. History to 1877 ...   3

Survey of historical, cultural, political, economic, and institutional forces and events that shaped United States history through period of Reconstruction. HIS 101 complies with provisions of Section 170.011 RsMo.

HIS 102   U.S. History Since 1877 ...   3

Survey of the historical, cultural, political, economic, and institutional forces and events that shaped United States history from 1877 to present. HIS 102 complies with provisions of Section 170.011 RsMo.

HIS 105   Family History Research Practicum ...   1

Research trip to major genealogical collection. Introduction to library research for the family historian, including research organization, trip planning, conducting actual on-site research, and post-trip follow-up and analysis. Emphasis on historical research method, patterns of social and cultural identity, and migration.

HIS 115   U.S. History Since 1945 ...   3

Survey of United States from end of WWII to present. Special attention placed on historical, political, social, and cultural forces that have influenced the nation. Covers constitutional and judicial changes since 1945. HIS 115 complies with provisions of Section 170.011 RsMo.

HIS 145   Western Civilization: Ancient and Medieval Heritage ...   3

Introduction to ancient civilizations of Eastern Mediterranean, classical civilizations of Greece, Rome, and Western European society up to the Renaissance.

HIS 146   Western Civilizations, Modern European Heritage ...   3

Beginning with Renaissance, survey of history of Western civilization through post-WWII period.

HIS 160   Native American History ...   3

Introduction and survey of Native American History from prehistoric to the present. Attention placed on tribal histories and their social and political relationships with various European powers and the United States.

HIS 202   Introduction to Non-Western Civilization/Middle East and India ...   3

Survey of social, cultural and political history of the Middle East and India.

HIS 203   Introduction to Non-Western Civilization/East Asia and South Asia ...   3

Survey of social, cultural and political history of East Asia and South Asia.

HIS 230   Film as History ...   3

Selected historical topics discussed against how film has presented them for general audiences. View at least six feature films representing historical issues and through required readings, presentations, and discussions, evaluate and critique the fact or fiction.

HIS 240   Europe Since 1914 ...   3

Beginning with events leading up to WWI, survey of political, economic, and social history of Europe. Special attention given to Russian Revolution, Soviet State, Nazi Germany and collapse of the Soviet Empire in the 1990s.

HIS 270   History of Missouri ...   3

Emphasis on events in Missouri as a way to understand the development of America. Covers national trends and problems such as immigration, westward expansion, industrialization, and racial issues from the perspective of impact on Missouri. Examination of prominent Missourians is included. This course complies with provisions of Section 170.011 RsMo.

HIS 280   Modern British History ...   3

Introduction to political/social life in modern Britain: social stratification, the historic evolution of the political infrastructure, and dealing with published materials on the historical context of British social and political issues.

HIS 296   History Internship ...   3

Prerequisites: Approval from the history department chair. In addition, one of the following must be completed: HIS 101, HIS 102.

Students placed in participatory position in a government agency, museum/archives, or community organization. Requires research paper relating to some aspect of the internship.

HIS 299   Topics in History ...   3

Prerequisites: Instructor's permission.

Exploration of topic selected by the department. Introduction to historical research techniques and seminar approach as integral part of scholarship.