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HIS 103 WORLD HISTORY I (3 s.h.)
This course explores the human past from prehistory to 1500 A.D. with an emphasis upon political, socioeconomic, and cultural developments. Students should be able to recognize and analyze historical connections between people, places, and different arenas of activity in pre-modern world civilizations. Recommended only for students who have passed ENG 101. This course is offered every fall and spring semester.

HIS 104 WORLD HISTORY II (3 s.h.)

This course explores the human past from 1500 A.D. to the present with an emphasis upon political, socioeconomic, and cultural developments. Students should be able to recognize and analyze historical connections between people, places, and different arenas of activity. Recommended only for students who have passed ENG 101. This course is offered every fall and spring semester.

HIS 201 UNITED STATES HISTORY I (3 s.h.)

The transition of civilization from Europe and Africa to America, emphasizing political, social, and economic events to 1865. This course is offered every fall semester.

HIS 202 UNITED STATES HISTORY II (3 s.h.)

The history of the United States since 1865 with emphasis on diversity in modern America and America's rise to a world power in the twentieth century. This course is offered every spring semester.

HIS 210 HISTORIAN'S APPRENTICESHIP (3 s.h.)

An introduction to historiography, varied historical sources, document analysis, and writing on a topic determined by the instructor. Required of all history majors and minors and to be taken in the sophomore year or as soon as possible. This course is offered every spring semester.

HIS 215 BARBARIAN INVASIONS (3 s.h.)
This course addresses the impact of historical invasions on both the invader and the invaded in terms of culture, economics, warfare, social organization and government.

HIS 216 HISTORY OF SCIENCE (3 s.h.)
This course traces the history of science, scientific method, technology and scientific education from the ancient Greeks to the achievements of modern science.

HIS 217 RACE AND ETHNICITY IN GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE (3 s.h.)
Topics in global history of racial and ethnic groups and theories of race and ethnicity.

HIS 301 TOPICS IN MODERN ASIAN HISTORY (3 s.h.)

Survey of traditional Asian culture and development since 1600, with an alternating geographic focus.

HIS 311 ANCIENT HISTORY (3 s.h.)
Ancient Near-Eastern civilization and/or the Hellenic, Hellenistic, and Roman worlds. This course is offered only in the Evening College.

HIS 312 MEDIEVAL HISTORY (3 s.h.)

This course covers European and Mediterranean societies from the Germanic migrations (ca. 450) until the beginning of the era of global exploration (ca. 1500). Topics include the rise of Christianity in Western Europe, feudalism, chivalry, the Crusades, and urbanization.

HIS 313 RENAISSANCE AND REFORMATION EUROPE (3 s.h.)

Examines the cultural, economic, religious, political and social developments in Europe from the Black Death (1348) to the Peace of Westphalia (1648).

HIS 322 EMERGENCE OF MODERNITY (3 s.h.)

This course explores the emergence of modernity. Emphasis will be on the accelerating pace of change, political, social, economic, intellectual revolutions, globalization, and struggles for identity in a world in flux.

HIS 325 CONSEQUENCES OF MODERNITY (3 s.h.)

This course examines the consequences and corollaries of modernity in the 20th century, including war, revolution, genocide, colonization and decolonization, social, political, and cultural instability, and world influence.

HIS 331 TOPICS IN LATIN AMERICAN HISTORY (3 s.h.)
This course covers various topics and time periods in Central and South American history, including the Caribbean. This course is offered only in the Evening College.

HIS 360 AMERICAN CIVIL WAR AND RECONSTRUCTION ERA (3 s.h.)

Emphasis upon why the American Civil War occurred, how it was fought, and how it affected American society. This course is offered in the spring semester, even-numbered years.

HIS 362 HISTORY OF NORTH CAROLINA (3 s.h.)

The history of North Carolina from the Colonial period to the present with emphasis on economic, political, and cultural developments. Prerequisite: HIS 201 or 202. Every spring semester beginning in 2002-3.

HIS 370 CONTEMPORARY WORLD HISTORY (3 s.h.)

A survey of the world since 1945 emphasizing Africa, Asia, and Latin America. The major links between Europe, the United States, Africa, Asia, and Latin America will be explored. Every fall semester beginning in 2002.

HIS 380 TOPICS IN U.S. SOCIAL AND CULTURAL HISTORY (3 s.h.)
Topics in selected U.S. social and cultural traditions, with emphasis on the diverse ways people have made sense of the world and their place within it. Explores practices of thinking and living and the connections between them, from major specialized theories and philosophies to everyday common sense.

HIS 381 TOPICS IN EUROPEAN SOCIAL AND CULTURAL HISTORY (3 s.h.)

Topics in selected European social and cultural traditions, with emphasis on the diverse ways people have made sense of the world and their place within it. Explores practices of thinking and living and the connections between them, from major specialized theories and philosophies to everyday common sense.

HIS 382 HISTORY AND GENDER (3 s.h.)
Explores what women and men did in modern history, but also how they thought of themselves, how history has been constructed to make gender invisible, and strategies to rebuild gendered history.

HIS 385 SPECIAL TOPICS IN HISTORY (3 s.h.)

Reading and research, reports, and discussion of selected topics in history. Open to History and Political Science majors and to others by permission of the department head. Topics vary and are announced in advance of each offering. This course is offered as needed.

HIS 411 MODERN RUSSIA (3 s.h.)
The history of Russia with particular emphasis on the Soviet and post-Soviet periods. Topics include Russian culture and religion, Russian expansion, westernization, the 1917 Revolution, the Stalinist period, the Cold War, and Russia after Communism.

HIS 421 AMERICAN MILITARY EXPERIENCE (3 s.h.)

See MSC 421.

HIS 422 TWENTIETHCENTURY AMERICAN HISTORY (3 s.h.)

Indepth study of modern America with a focus upon a variety of social, cultural, and political topics. Indepth study of contemporary America with a focus upon the Cold War, Civil Rights Movement, the Vietnam War, and recent social and economic change. This course is offered every spring semester, even-numbered years.

HIS 430 HISTORY MUSEUM INTERNSHIP (3 s.h.)

Experiential learning acquired through placement with museum staff at the Museum of the Cape Fear or other regional museums. The student is assigned duties and responsibilities approved by the Director of Internships and supervised and evaluated by the college instructor and onsite supervisor. Work may include oral history projects, research and preparation for exhibits, and preparation of educational material related to museum activity. Interns work for fifteen to twenty hours per week. Weekly class contact, journal or written reports are required. Prerequisite: seniors only and permission of the department head is required before registration. This course is offered as needed.

HIS 455 SENIOR SEMINAR: THE CRAFT OF HISTORY (3 s.h.)
Historical interpretation of major issues and research using original and secondary resources on topics selected by the instructor. The major field exam in history is a required but ungraded component. Required for all history majors in their senior year. Prerequisite: seniors only and permission of the instructor. This course is offered every fall semester.

HIS 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN HISTORY (TBA)

An opportunity for a well-qualified, upper-division student to engage in special research in his/her major. Requires approval by the faculty advisor, the supervising professor, and the department head, before approval by the Vice President for Academic Affairs. Credit to be determined.

 

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