Courses in History

U.S. History I

HIST 120     4.00 Credits
Course Outline
This course surveys the history of America from the contributions of the indigenous indian people through the Colonial Era (17th and 18th centuries) to the American Revolution and Early Republic (18th and 19th centuries). It examines how historical American culture, institutions, and events influence the present United States in the latter part of the twentieth century. (Prerequisites: Must have a score of 78 or higher on the Reading portion of the Accuplacer test or completion of READ 0080 and READ 0090 with a grade of C or higher) (MNTC 5, 7: History & Social & Behavioral Sciences, Human Diversity)

U. S. History II

HIST 121     4.00 Credits
Course Outline
This course surveys the history of America from the Civil War and Reconstruction, through the New South and the New West, Industrialization, Populism and Progressivism, World War I, the Great Depression and the New Deal, World War II, Cold War America, the 1960's, Vietnam and Beyond. It examines how historical American culture, institutions, and events influence the present United States in the latter part of the twentieth century. (Prerequisites: Must have a score of 78 or higher on the Reading portion of the Accuplacer test or completion of READ 0080 and READ 0090 with a grade of C or higher) (MNTC 5, 7: History/Social & Behavioral Sciences, Human Diversity)

World History I

HIST 160     4.00 Credits
Course Outline
This course is a survey of world history examining ancient, classical, and medieval civilizations prior to the emergence of the West as a world power (c. 3500 BCE - 1450 CE). The course explores how environmental, economic, political, social, religious and other intellectual and cultural factors combined in different ways to influence the development of major world regions - Africa, EurAsia, and the Americas. The goal is for students to understand how fundamental institutions and cultural norms of different world regions developed out of their own internal environments as well as in response to developments and influences from other cultural systems and historical forces. (Prerequisites: Must have a score of 78 or higher on the Reading portion of the Accuplacer test or completion of READ 0080 and READ 0090 with a grade of C or higher) (MNTC 5, 8: History & Social & Behavioral Sciences, Global Perspective)

World History II: The Rise of the West

HIST 161     4.00 Credits
Course Outline
The history of world civilizations from 1500 C.E. through World War I, the rise of Europe, the age of revolutions, colonization and resistance to colonization, industrialization and its effects on people living in both imperialist and colonized societies and the connection between industrialization and imperialism as causes of World War I. (Prerequisites: Must have a score of 78 or higher on the Reading portion of the Accuplacer test or completion of READ 0080 and READ 0090 with a grade of C or higher) (MNTC 5, 8: History & Social & Behavioral Sciences, Global Perspective)

World History III: The Twentieth Century

HIST 162     4.00 Credits
Course Outline
This course will present a history of world civilizations from 1900 to the present. Course topics will include the rise of national liberation movements beginning with the Boxer Rebellion of 1900, decolonization, total war, holocausts, globalization, the rise and fall of the Soviet Union, the Cold War, terrorism, fundamentalism and the rise of the United States as the only superpower at the end of the 20th century. (Prerequisites: Must have a score of 78 or higher on the Reading portion of the Accuplacer test or completion of READ 0080 and READ 0090 with a grade of C or higher) (MNTC 5, 8: History & Social & Behavioral Sciences, Global Perspective)

Special Topics in History:

HIST 205     1 - 4 Credits
Course Outline
Any HIST class has been specially designed by an SCC History instructor to appeal to SCC students. The instructor has chosen the subject material related to his/her interests, students' interests, or his/her teaching expertise. (Prerequisites: Any HIST course or instructor permission) (MNTC 5, 8: History & the Social & Behavioral Sciences, Global Perspective)