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HIST 1301 History of the United States to 1877

Three credit hours.  This is a survey course focusing on the development of American characteristics and institutions.  Topics include the forging of a new society from European, African, and Native American cultures; the colonial experience and revolution; the rise of a democratic spirit and way of life; the frontier experience; conflict with Mexico; sectionalism; and Civil War and Reconstruction.  Three hours of class each week.

HIST 1302 History of the United States since 1877

Three credit hours.  This is a survey course and continuation of HIST 1301.  Topics include the closing of the frontier; industrialization; the challenge to traditional values and institutions in an urban-industrial environment; the United States as a world power; World War I; economic depression and rise of the welfare state; World War II; and post-war America from Korea through Vietnam, from civil rights to the end of the Cold War.  Three hours of class each week.

HIST 2301 Survey of Texas History

Three credit hours.  This course presents a history of the unique development of Texas and Texans from pre-Columbian times to the present.  Topics include Native American cultures, European exploration, status as a Mexican province, independence and the Texas Republic, early statehood and the frontier experience, Civil War and Reconstruction, the cattle kingdom, the petroleum industry, the rise of an urban-industrial lifestyle, civil rights, immigration patterns, as well as traditional and changing ideologies.  Three hours of class each week.  (occasional)  (This class may substitute for either HIST 1301 or HIST 1302 for NTCC graduation requirements.)

HIST 2321 World Civilization I

Three credit hours.  This course traces the development of world civilization from antiquity to the seventeenth century.  Topics include ancient Egyptian, Mid-Eastern, Oriental, Greek and Roman civilizations; the impact of Judeo-Christianity; the medieval world and the Byzantine Empire; the Renaissance; the Protestant Reformation; and the rise of early-modern Europe.  Civilizations and cultural achievements are studied in light of their impact on today's world.  Three hours of class each week.

HIST 2322 World Civilization II

Three credit hours.  This course studies the development of world civilization from the seventeenth century to the present and is a continuation of HIST 2321.  Topics include the scientific and industrial revolutions; the Enlightenment, the French Revolution and Napoleanic Wars; the rise of democracy, as well as nationalism, liberalism, and socialism; World Wars I and II; and the challenge of current global affairs.  Three hours of class each week.

    
 
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