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HISTORY (HIST)

101  World Civilization I (3-0-3). A study of civilization from prehistoric man to the Age of Absolutism with emphasis on the development of World culture.

102  World Civilization II (3-0-3). A study of world civilization from the Age of Absolutism to the present with emphasis on the development of global culture.

105  American History I (3-0-3). Study of the European background, colonial beginnings, the historical, economic, social and political growth of America prior to 1865.

106  American History II (3-0-3). Study of the historical, political, social, economic and cultural aspects of American civilization since 1865.

290  Topics in History (3-0-3). Formal course in diverse areas of history. Course may be repeated for different topics. Specific topics will be announced and indicated by subtitle on the student transcript.  PR:  3 credits in history.

300 African-American History I (3-0-3).  A study of the contributions and status of African-Americans in U.S. society from 1619 through the Civil War and Reconstruction.  PR:  HIST 105 or 106.

301  African-American History II (3-0-3).  A study of the contributions and status of African-Americans in U.S. society from the post-Reconstruction period to the present.  PR:  HIST 105 or 106.

302  History, Geography, and Government of West Virginia (3-0-3). A survey course on the history, economy, and political life of West Virginia with a cursory consideration of its geographic background. PR:  HIST 105 or 106.

305  Early Modern European History (3-0-3). A study of the social, political and economic development in Europe from its rise during the Middle Ages, to the defeat of Napoleon and the Congress of Vienna.  PR:  HIST 101

306  Modern European History (3-0-3). A study of European history from the Industrial Revolution, through the spread of liberalism and the world wars, to the contemporary age. PR: HIST 102

307  British History (3-0-3). A political and social survey of English history from 1485 to the present, with emphasis on the growth and decline of the British Empire.  PR:  HIST 102.

308  American Colonial History (3 0-3). A study of the English colonies: discovery and settlements, colonial governments, the intercolonial wars, and the Revolutionary War.  PR:  HIST 105.

400  Recent American History (3-0-3). The United States from 1920 to the present. PR: HIST 106. 

401  Diplomatic History of United States (3-0-3). The diplomatic problems that have confronted the United States from the American Revolution to the present. PR: HIST 105 or 106 AND HIST 308 or POSC 200.

403  History of the Far East (3-0-3). The study of social, economic, and political development in the Far East in modern times. Special attention is given to the impact of the 19th and 20th century development upon international affairs.  PR:  HIST 101 or 102.

405  African History and Culture I (3-0-3).  Study of Ancient Africa’s organized societies that critically examines their ethnicities, religion, economics and politics.  PR:  HIST 300 or 301.

406 African History and Culture II (3-0-3).  Study of the continent’s nations as they struggled for liberation, independence, social and political freedom during the twentieth century.  PR:  HIST 300, 301, or 405. 

408  History of Latin American Civilization: 1492-1981. (3-0-3). A general survey of the political, social, and economic history of the Latin American Republics from 1492 to the present with special emphasis on pre-Columbian civilization, European and African backgrounds, the colonial period, and current political problems.  PR:  3 credits in history.

490  Topics in History (3-0-3). Selected topics of historical importance or of popular interest and contemporary relevance. May be repeated for different topics, offered as announced. PR: 6 hours from 300 or 400 level history courses and the consent of the instructor.

495  Special Topics in History (1-3 hours). Independent research in major field for students who have demonstrated a capacity for responsible work. Not repeatable. PR: Permission of directing professor and dean.

497 Research Methods in History (3-0-3). A practical seminar in the techniques of historical research, the compilation and evaluation of sources and the writing of history.  PR:  6 credits in history.