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HIST 107|Chicano History [S/B]

5 Credits

Formerly HIS 107

This course is an introduction to the history of peoples of Mexican origin in the United States beginning with the period before the arrival of the Europeans and ending with an examination of contemporary issues such as immigration, acculturation/assimilation, and political representation facing the Chicano community during the contemporary period.

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HIST 108|History of Immigration in the U.S. [S/B]

5 Credits

Formerly HIS 108

This course provides an overview of the history of immigration (voluntary and involuntary) in the United States and examines the factors that led people from Europe, Asia, Africa, Latin America, and other parts of the world to migrate to the U.S. The course also examines and compares the experience of the various groups once they are in the United States.

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HIST 110|History of Modern East Asia [S/B]

5 Credits

Formerly HIS 110

A history of East Asia. Major emphasis is on the history of China, an analysis of modernization in Japan, and issues of colonialism and nationalism in East Asia.

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HIST 111|Colonial Latin America [S/B]

5 Credits

Formerly HIS 111

The primary objective of the course is to familiarize students with the major phases in colonial Latin American history, including the conquest of the indigenous people, the imposition of Catholicism, the insertion of Latin America into the world market, the introduction and development of African slavery, independence movements, and the creation of new societies resulting from the mixing of indigenous, Iberian, and African cultures.

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HIST 112|Modern Latin America [S/B]

5 Credits

Formerly HIS 112

A survey of the political, social, and economic history of Latin America from the last decades of the nineteenth century to the present.

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HIST 113|Mexico Since Independence [S/B]

5 Credits

Formerly HIS 113

This course provides students with an overview of the history of modern Mexico from the first movements towards independence at the beginning of the 19th century to the economic, political, and cultural struggles which the nation faces at the start of the 21st century.

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HIST 115|Intro to Middle East History & Society [S/B]

5 Credits

Formerly HIS 115

This course will introduce students to the sociology and history of the Middle East as one of the most diverse regions in the world. Specifically, it examines the historical development as well as the current transformation of social, cultural, economic, and political systems of Middle Eastern societies. Topics will be examined using a macro-sociological approach which analyzes both their internal dynamics and their role and place in the world.

Prerequisite

This course is cross-listed with SOC 115. Credit cannot be received for both courses.

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HIST&126|World Civilizations I [H]

5 Credits

Formerly HIS 101

A study of world civilizations from their origins through late antiquity. Emphasis is placed upon Western, East Asian, and South Asian civilizations. Philosophies, religions, and political and social systems are covered.

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HIST&127|World Civilizations II [H]

5 Credits

Formerly HIS 102

The development of world civilizations from the end of the classical age to the beginning of the modern. Political, social, economic, and cultural development are covered with emphasis upon Europe, Asia, and Africa.

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HIST&128|World Civilizations III [H]

5 Credits

Formerly HIS 103

An examination of the major civilizations of the world from the birth of the modern age to the present. Emphasis is on the development of the modern nation-state, international relations, socio-economic developments, and shifting patterns of thought.

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HIST&146|U.S. History I [S/B]

5 Credits

Formerly HIS 104, HIST&136

Survey of American history from the colonial period through the Civil War. Emphasis is placed on Native Americans, early colonial development, the American Revolution, the building of the nation, territorial expansion, slavery, and the Civil War.

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HIST&147|U.S. History II [S/B]

5 Credits

Formerly HIST&137, HIS 105

Survey of U.S. history from the Civil War through World War II. Emphasis is placed on Reconstruction, industrialization, immigration, American foreign policy, Progressive Reform, the twenties, the Great Depression, the New Deal, and World War II.

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HIST&148|U.S. History III [S/B]

5 Credits

Survey of U.S. History from World War II to the present. Emphasis is placed on the Cold War era, Vietnam, Civil Rights, the liberal consensus, the rise of modern conservatism, minority relations, the 1990s, and post 9-11 American society.

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HIST 199|Special Studies

1–15 Credits

A class used to explore new coursework.

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HIST&214|Pacific Northwest History

5 Credits

Formerly HIS 251

A general history of the Pacific Northwest with particular emphasis on Washington state. Special emphasis is given to Indian culture, Indian-White relations, settlement, race relations, industrialization, and changes created by WWI and WWII.

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HIST 233|War in History [S/B]

5 Credits

Formerly HIS 233

A study of the history of warfare in the Western world from the Ancient period to the present. Students are introduced to the study of war in terms of its social, political, economic, technological, and cultural roots and its effects on these various fields.

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HIST 299|Special Studies

1–15 Credits

A class used to explore new coursework.

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