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History

Course Descriptions

* Meets Humanities requirement
** Meets Missouri Constitution requirement

HST 101 Western Civilization I 3-0-3
This introductory course acquaints students with Western heritage, beginning with a study of the early Middle Eastern civilizations of Mesopotamia and progressing through the civilizations of Egypt, Greece, Rome, and Europe of the Middle Ages, Renaissance, and Reformation. The political, economic, social, cultural, and religious aspects of each of these cultures are examined.

HST102 Western Civilization II 3-0-3
Students are introduced to Western culture beginning with the Renaissance and Reformation and progressing through the Scientific Revolution, the Enlightenment, the Age of Revolution, the Industrial Revolution, and the major events of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Humanism, secularism, human rights, the doctrine of progress, liberalism, conservatism, totalitarianism, socialism, Darwinism, and many other ideological concepts are examined.

HST105 American History to 1865 3-0-3
This course is a survey of the economic, social, and diplomatic aspects of the United States from 1492 to the Civil War. A study of the federal and Missouri constitutions is included.

HST105 American History to 1865 3-0-3
This course is a survey of the economic, social, and diplomatic aspects of the United States from 1492 to the Civil War. A study of the federal and Missouri constitutions is included.

HST106 American History from 1865 3-0-3
This course is a survey of the economic, social, and diplomatic aspects of the United States from 1865 to the present. A study of the federal and Missouri constitutions is included. (FA, SP)

HST106H American History from 1865 (Honors) 3-0-3
This course is a survey of the economic, social, and diplomatic aspects of the United States from 1865 to the present. Honors sections of American History from 1865 stress critical thinking and analytical writing. Credit may not be received for both HST106 and HST106H (IN)

HST150 African-American History I 3-0-3
This course is a survey of the role played by African-Americans in the United States from the beginning of the slave trade until the Civil War in such areas as economics, politics, religion, art, and culture. Special emphasis is placed on studying the African background of American heritage. (IN))

HST151 African-American History II 3-0-3
This course is a survey of American history from the Civil War to present from an African-American viewpoint Emphasis is placed on contributions made by African-Americans during this period in the areas of economics, education, medicine, the westward movement, the military, sports, art, and culture. Special attention is given in this course to the Civil Rights and Black Protest Movements. (IN)

HST201 American Women, American Times 3-0-3
This course surveys the history and development of the role of women in American society, beginning with colonial times. While attention is given to the “great women” in America’s past, emphasis is placed on the historical theme of women’s ever-changing positions in society as family members, workers, voters, and contributors to American culture. (IN)

HST201H American Women, American Times (Honors) 3-0-3
This course surveys the history and development of the role of women in American society, beginning with colonial times. While attention is given to the “great women” in America’s past, emphasis is strongly placed on the historical theme of women’s ever-changing positions in society as family members, workers, voters, and contributors to American culture. This course uses minimal lecture and emphasizes student participation/ discussion. Prerequisite: Student must meet the criteria for admission into the Honors Program. (IN)

HST 209 British History Survey 3-0-3
This course provides a broad overview of the main themes and issues in British history from the High Middle Ages through the Stuart period. Areas of focus include the Norman Conquest, Magna Charta, the English Reformation, the age of Elizabeth, the Puritan Revolution, the Restoration, and the Glorious Revolution. (IN)

HST215 America in Vietnam 3-0-3
This is a survey of the Vietnam War (1945- 1975) with emphasis on U.S. involvement in the 1960s. Focus is on military history as it relates to the social and political history of the period. Vietnam will be seen as a case study in U.S. foreign policy.

HST215H American in Vietnam (Honors) 3-0-3
This is an in-depth examination of the Vietnam War (1945-1975) and related issues including a discussion of Southeast Asia history and Cold War international relations with an emphasis on U.S. involvement in the 1960s. Focus is on military history as it relates to the social and political history of the period. Vietnam will be seen as a case study in U.S. foreign policy. Prerequisite: Student must meet the criteria for admission into the Honors Program. (IN)

HST220 America On Screen I 3-0-3
This course explores the portrayal of American history and culture in the movies from early colonial days to the 1920s. Prerequisite: HST 105, HST 106, PSC 103, or PSC 105 with a grade of C or above; a good background in American history is encouraged. (FA)

HST221 America On Screen II 3-0-3
This course explores the portrayal of American history and culture in the movies from the Great Depression to recent history and future visions of America and the world. Prerequisite: HST 105, HST 106, PSC 103, or PSC 105 with a grade of “C” or above; a good background in American history is encouraged. (SP)

HST 230H *Modern British History Honors 3-0-3
This course is a study of Britain from the 1832 Reform Act. It covers the rise of democracy, the society and culture of the Victorian era, the expansion and loss of the British Empire, the origins and impact of World War I and II, and the evolution of the welfare state, Britain and the European Union. The course emphasizes critical thinking and analytical writing. Prerequisite: Student must meet the criteria for admission into the Honors Program. (IN)

HST 299 Special Studies in History (1-6)-0-(1-6)
This course will consist of specialized study in areas of the department, which are not covered in-depth in courses already offered. Students may take no more than three Special Studies courses in any one discipline. (IN)