History

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History

BHIS211 America in the 20th Century
(3 Credits)
A survey of history of the United States from 1900 to the present focusing upon areas of social, economic, political and diplomatic history. (Prerequisite - Corequisite: BENG120 strongly recommended)

BHIS213 United States in the Great Depression
(3 Credits)
An in-depth examination of the economic, political, cultural and social consequences of the events occurring between years 1929-1941. Special emphasis will be placed on the linkage of the relationships of corporate and governmental institutions as they emerged, developed and affected the United States. (Prerequisite - Corequisite: BENG120 strongly recommended)

BHIS214 Western Civilization I
(3 Credits)
An introduction to the historical analysis of the development of the institutions, ideologies and events that shaped the foundations of Western Civilization. The origins and evolution of Near Eastern Classical Greek, Roman and late Middle Ages civilizations are explored through lectures, discussions, readings and video presentations. These formative centuries are also analyzed from the cultural perspective through the year 1500. (Prerequisite -- Corequisite: BENG120 strongly recommended)

BHIS215 Western Civilization II
(3 Credits)
This course examines the cultural, political, economic and religious evolution of Western thought and the development of Western Civilization from 1500 to the present. The study explores the decline of absolute monarchies, rise of revolutionary ideologies, the Enlightenment, political revolutions in Western nations, industrialization, the birth of modern science and the process of change extant in our contemporary world. (Prerequisite -- Corequisite: BENG120 strongly recommended)

BHIS216 United States History to 1877
(3 Credits)
A survey of American history from earliest colonial settlements to the conclusion of the Civil War/Reconstruction Period. Emphasis will be on the European discovery of the Americas, development of cultural, economic and political institutions in colonial times, the coming of the revolution and consolidation of the republic, the expansion of democracy, the westward movement, and the Civil War. (Prerequisite - Corequisite: BENG120 strongly recommended)

BHIS218 America's Civil War 1861-1865
(3 Credits)
This course is designed to give students a comprehensive overview of America’s Civil War including the causes, economies, logistics, statistics, weaponry, uniforms, railroads, and leaders both civilian and military of the North and the South. When completed, students should be able to understand why we went to war, why it took four years to finish, and which people had the most impact on the outcome, as well as the day-to-day activities of military life, strategic battles, new technologies, and the final impact, which still effects us today.