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Course Number Course Name Credits
HIS 103

Comparing World Civilizations

This course surveys the origins and growth of the Confucian, Islamic and Western worlds, and examines how a concentration of political and economic ideas and technologies allowed temporary Western dominance. This course meets the core requirement in history.

Prequisites: None

3
HIS 111

Growth of Western Culture

This course is a survey of the development of Western culture as divided into seven major epochs: Greece, Rome, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the Enlightenment, the 19th century and the 20th century. This course meets the core requirement in history.

Prequisites: None

3
HIS 203

American Economic Social History to 1865

This is a course that examines the economic, social and cultural events that shaped American history from colonial times to 1865. Attention is given to race relations and problems of minority groups. This course meets the core requirement in history.
Offered in: Fall Only
Prequisites: None

3
HIS 204

American Econ Social History Since 1865

This is a course that examines the economic, social and cultural events that have shaped American history from 1865 to the present. Attention is given to race relations and problems of minority groups. (This course meets the core requirement in history.)
Offered in: Spring Only
Prequisites: None

3
HIS 211

History of Contemporary Foreign Policy

The basis of American foreign policy in the 20th century is examined in this course. It focuses on recent relations with other major industrial powers and on relations with a selected area of the developing world.
Offered in: Fall Only
Prequisites: None

3
HIS 309

History of the Far East

This course studies Far Eastern civilization and focuses on the 19th and 20th centuries. Emphasis is placed on China and Japan.
Offered in: Spring Only
Prequisites: None

3
HIS 313

History of Latin America

A study of the Hispanic American civilization from earliest times to the present including such topics as the age of conquest, the colonial period, the ways of independence and the national period. Focus placed on current problems as well as Latin American relations with the United States. Offered as needed.

Prequisites: None

3
HIS 320

History of New York State

This course is a study of the historical development of New York from 1609 to the present. Special note is made of the role of Western New York in the state's history. Offered in the fall semester of odd-numbered years.
Offered in: Fall Only
Prequisites: None

3
HIS 323

Founding the American Republic 1763-1800

This course is a study of events leading to the American Revolution and independence and a consideration of the implementation of the Constitution and the evolution of the two-party system.
Offered in: Spring Only
Prequisites: None

3
HIS 325

Modern World Revolutions

This course comparatively studies the great revolutions of modern times in 18thcentury England, 18th century America and France, and 20th century Russia and China. Offered in the spring semester, every three years beginning in 2003.
Offered in: Spring Only
Prequisites: None

3
HIS 326

Civil War and Reconstruction

This course is a study of the forces shaping American life through the outbreak of the Civil War through the Reconstruction and the development ofthe postwar period. Emphasis is placed on the problems of slavery and race relations. Offered in the fall semester of odd-numbered years.
Offered in: Fall Only
Prequisites: None

3
HIS 327

Twentieth Century America

This study of the United States in the 20th century considers such topics as the Progressive Era, Imperialism, World War I, the "Roaring Twenties," the Great depression and World War II. Focus is placed on the problems of urbanization and of African Americans. Offered in the spring semester of even-numbered years.
Offered in: Spring Only
Prequisites: None

3
HIS 328

Twentieth Century America

This study of the United States in the twentieth century considers such topics as the 1950s, the revolution of the 1960s, the Vietnam War, and the presidency from Truman to Clinton. It focuses on the problems of American involvement in the world, the challenge of the urban crisis and the struggle of African Americans.
Offered in: Spring Only
Prequisites: None

3
HIS 329

Twentieth Century Europe

This course is designed to deepen knowledge of the political developments of the period by a systematic study of the major events affecting 20th century Europe. Offered in the fall semester, every three years, beginning in 2001.
Offered in: Fall Only
Prequisites: None

3
HIS 330

History of Constitutional Law

This course will develop an understanding of the legal system of the United States through the study constitutional history and the U.S. court system. Offered in the spring semester of odd-numbered years.
Offered in: Spring Only
Prequisites: None

3
HIS 336

American Environmental History

This course examines the major themes and issues in American environmental history, focusing on the changing attitudes and behavior towards nature in the transition from rural agricultural to an urban industrial society that profoundly transformed the physical and cultural landscapes. Offered every third semester

Prequisites: None

3
HIS 341

Canada in Transition

This course provides students with a thematic approach to the historical, cultural, political, social and economic development of America’s closest foreign ally and major trading partner. Through the examination of Canadian colonial development, political evolution, cultural formation and economic diversification, students analyze a nation that is similar to the U.S. and yet quite unique. By studying Canadian policy toward native North Americans, students see how and why such a policy took a radically different approach from that followed in the U.S. This approach of comparison and contrast will be utilized throughout the course. Offered in the fall semester every three years.
Offered in: Fall Only
Prequisites: None

3
HIS 343

Russia the West and Change

Beginning with Peter the Great, the course examines how Russia has attempted to keep up with Western technological and social development. Particular attention is given to the way communism structured this attempt since the Russian Revolution. Offered in the fall semester, every three years, beginning in 2002.
Offered in: Fall Only
Prequisites: None

3
HIS 344

History of Ireland

A broad introduction to Irish history from the Stone Age to the late 20th century economic boom. Included is a two-week extensive historical tour of Ireland.

Prequisites: None

3
HIS 350

Islam and Africa

This course examines the basic social and cultural implications of Islam, traces the initial impact in northern and tropical Africa and examines how Islamic factors have reasserted themselves after Western intervention in these areas. Offered in the spring semester, every three years, beginning in 2009.
Offered in: Spring Only
Prequisites: None

3
HIS 351

Religion in American History

This course will explore the many important issues in American religious history over the past 400 years.

Prequisites: None

3
HIS 389

Special Topics - Study Abroad

Special Topics - Study Abroad

Prequisites: None

3
HIS 420

Variable Topics in History

This variable topic seminar deals with selected themes or topics that are announced when the course is offered. Offered as needed.

Prequisites: None

3
HIS 441

Case Study in Urban Sociology

This course combines on-campus lectures about the geography, history, culture and society of a designated urban center with a one-week service learning experience in that city. Campus lectures will take place in the fall semester and the one week of service learning is held between semesters, in January.
Offered in: Fall Only
Prequisites: None

3
HIS 444

Internship

The history internship is a variable credit (3-12 hours) required course that encourage juniors/seniors to investigate a career through a placement in a professional setting or in the development of future projects (graduate study). This allows students to work under the guidance of an immediate supervisor and/or a college faculty sponsor.

Prequisites: None

3
HIS 450

Senior Research Project

This course requires students to investigate and write a significant historical paper on a topic of their choice (usually in local history). The research for the paper must include original or archival sources. Prerequisite: Completion of 24 credit hours; Offered in the spring semester.
Offered in: Spring Only
Prequisites: 24 credits is history.

3
HIS 479

Independent Study

Qualified students may investigate selected topics with permission of the instructor.
Offered in: Fall Only
Prequisites: None

1
HIS 480

Independent Study

Qualified students may investigate selected topics with permission of the instructor.
Offered in: Spring Only
Prequisites: None

1
HIS 999

History Core Elective

Course transfers in as a history core elective.

Prequisites: None

3