History (HIST)

HIST 101. Western Civilization I

Credits: 3
Typically Offered: FALLSPR
European History. A survey of Western Civilization coordinating the study of the factors of economics, politics, society and religion into national strengths. Among the topics covered are: Introductory Historiography, the Origins of Man, Mesopotamian-Egyptian Culture, the Greco-Roman World, the Roots of Christianity, the Medieval Experience, etc.

HIST 102. Western Civilization II

Credits: 3
Typically Offered: SPRING
European History. A survey of Western Civilization coordinating the study of the factors of economics, politics, society and religion through modern times. Among the topics covered are: the "Rebirth" of the Renaissance, Reformation, Counter-Reformation Conflict, The Commercial Revolution and the New Society, Absolutism and the Sun King, etc.

HIST 103. United States to 1877

Credits: 3
Typically Offered: FALL
A survey of American History - political, social, economic, cultural - from the Colonial Period to the Civil War, with emphasis on the English Colonial Experience, the American Revolution, the establishment of the Union, early reform movements, slavery, and the coming of the Civil War.

HIST 104. United States Since 1877

Credits: 3
Typically Offered: SPRING
A survey of American History - political, social, economic, cultural - from the close of the Civil War to the contemporary period, with emphasis on the transformation of the United States into a modern industrial nation, the concerns of progressive America, and the emergence of the United States from economic disaster to become a powerful and prosperous country.

HIST 208. United States: 1932 to the Present

Credits: 3
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
A survey of historical, political and social dynamics of the United States during the 20th century since 1932, emphasis on domestic changes along with the growing importance of foreign policy.

HIST 211. World Civilizations to 1500

Credits: 3
Typically Offered: FALL
World Civilizations to 1500 examines significant political, social, economic, religious and cultural developments of ancient Near East, ancient India, Greco Roman civilizations, ancient and medieval China, ancient Japan, Islamic civilization, ancient African and American societies, and Medieval and Renaissance Europe as beliefs and social political concepts and practices of various civilizations formulated to our understanding of the highly interdependent and interrelated contemporary world.

HIST 212. World Civilizations since 1500

Credits: 3
Typically Offered: SPRING
World Civilizations since 1500 examines significant political, social, economic, religious and cultural developments of Africa, Eurasia, the Americas, Europe and Southeast Asia. Key processes driving changes: trade and capitalism, state building and governance, discovery and contact, development and technical innovation, ideas and ideologies, belief and culture and how they impacted different parts of the world at different times and in different ways will be considered and analyzed. Throughout the course, close attention will be paid to the methods of historical study: how we can use primary sources to build knowledge, how to use evidence to tell stories and make arguments, and how to evaluate differing interpretations.

HIST 220. North Dakota History

Credits: 3
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
A survey of North Dakota history from the period of early settlement up to the present time with an emphasis on the development and influence of cultural, economic and political factors.

HIST 222. History of the Western Frontier

Credits: 3
Typically Offered: SPRING
The Trans-Mississippi West with emphasis on the post Civil-War Frontier. Forces and factors in the settlement and development of the Western Frontier. Among the topics covered are: Western Frontier Historiography, the Fur Trappers, the Spanish-Texan Frontier, Brigham Young and the Mormon Frontier, the Mining Frontier, the Cowtown Frontier, Frontier Violence, Fact and Fancy, the Meaning of the Frontier in American History, etc.

HIST 224. American Studies I

Credits: 3
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing.
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
Interdepartmental seminar class in the culture of the United States. Subjects vary from year to year and will be topical, such as American History through Film and Documentaries.

HIST 225. American Studies II

Credits: 3
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing.
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
Interdepartmental seminar class in the culture of the United States. Subjects vary from year to year and will be topical, such as American History through Film and Documentaries.

HIST 239. The U.S. and the Vietnam War

Credits: 3
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
A survey of the impact and consequences of the Vietnam war on the people, politics and social life of the United States.

HIST 243. Historical Investigations

Credits: 1-3
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
Inquiries into historical phenomena - personages, places, institutions, events, ideas - anything that has to do with the life of man in the past. Repeatable so long as content varies - up to six credit hours. If repeated, department approval is required.