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History (HIST)




101 History of Western Civilization I
3 credit hours

Offered fall semester. Three hours lecture and discussion a week.

The development of Western civilization and its worldwide influence. Emphasis on the evolution of military, political, social, and economic institutions, as well as the cultivation of arts (prehistory to 1500).

102 History of Western Civilization II
3 credit hours

Offered spring semester. Three hours lecture and discussion a week.

The contest for world empire, liberal and national movements, revolutions, economic, social, and scientific changes, imperialism, First World War, Soviet Russia, the rise of fascism, and the Second World War and its aftermath (1500 to the present).

103 United States History I
3 credit hours

Offered fall semester. Three hours lecture and discussion a week.

A survey of the impact of various forces on American life, ranging from European background to the close of Reconstruction.

104 United States History II
3 credit hours

Offered spring semester. Three hours lecture and discussion a week.

A study of industrial, economic, and social developments in the United States from the end of Reconstruction to modern times, including an analysis of conflicts, which have shaped contemporary events.

105 Contemporary World History
3 credit hours

Three hours lecture and discussion a week.

A survey of the major forces and events, which have shaped the modern world. Topics treated include the causes and results of the world wars, the rise of communism, the development of fascism and nazism, the decline of colonialism and the emergence of the third world, the Cold War, the impact of technology and science on twentieth century man, and prospects for the future. History 105 is designed to meet the specialized needs of the career and transfer student.

178 Local History
3 credit hours

Three hours lecture and discussion a week.

A survey of the development of Allegany County and surrounding area from earliest times to the present. All aspects of the story of regional development will be examined, including social, economic and architectural history. Emphasis will be placed on ways in which local development mirrored the major themes of national history and the ways in which the region was affected by national events.

Prerequisite: History 103 and 104 are recommended.

298 Special Topics in History
3 credit hours

This course is designed to address a range of historical topics in the field of history. The format and content will vary depending on the course topic. The course will cover topics that are otherwise beyond the scope of a 100 level history course. This course is repeatable for up to 6 credits.

Prerequisite: One History course or consent of instructor.

299 History Reading Project
3 credit hours

Individual reading and periodic discussions.

This course is designed to allow the student to do individual reading in topics of interest in history under the guidance of an instructor. The reading of approximately fifteen books will be required, with periodic written reports, discussions, and examinations throughout the semester.

Prerequisite: Sophomore standing with 2.00 average or higher and consent of instructor. Priority will be given to history majors.