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History Course Descriptions

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HIS 101-102: History of Western Civilization I-II (3 cr.) — Examines the development of western civilization from ancient times to the present. Lecture 3 hours per week. Need not be taken in sequence. Prerequisite: ENG 111 eligible.

HIS 111-112: History of World Civilization I-II (3 cr.) — Surveys Asian, African, Latin American, and European civilizations from the ancient period to the present. Lecture 3 hours per week. Need not be taken in sequence. Prerequisite: ENG 111 eligible.

HIS 121-122: United States History I-II (3 cr.) — Surveys United States history from its beginning to the present. Lecture 3 hours per week. Need not be taken in sequence. Prerequisite: ENG 111 eligible.

HIS 155: Life in Colonial Virginia (3 cr.) — Studies life in Virginia before the American Revolution, including politics, economics, customs, culture, and the slave plantation system. Lecture 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: ENG 111 eligible.

HIS 211: History of England (3 cr.) — Surveys the history of the British Isles from pre-Celtic times to the present. Lecture 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: ENG 111 eligible.

HIS 225: Topics in European History (3 cr.) — Examines selected topics in the history of Europe from ancient times to the present. Lecture 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: ENG 111 eligible.

HIS 262: United States History in Film (3 cr.) — Examines selected topics in the United States history which shaped the American experience, presented in film. Lecture 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: ENG 111 eligible.

HIS 266: Military History of the Civil War (3 cr.) — Analyzes military campaigns of the Civil War, including factors contributing to the defeat of the Confederacy and problems created by the war. May include field trips to Civil War sites in the region. Lecture 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: ENG 111 eligible.

HIS 268: The American Constitution (3 cr.) — Analyzes the origin and development of the United States Constitution. Includes the evolution of civil liberties, property rights, contracts, due process, judicial review, federal-state relationships, and corporate government relations. Lecture 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: ENG 111 eligible.

HIS 269: Civil War and Reconstruction (3 cr.) — Studies factors that led to the division between the states. Examines the war, the home fronts, and the era of Reconstruction. Lecture 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: ENG 111 eligible.

HIS 276: United States History since World War II (3 cr.) — Investigates United States history from 1945 to the present, studying both domestic developments and American involvement in international affairs. Lecture 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: ENG 111 eligible.

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