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HIST 101 History of Civilization: Cultural Traditions • 5 Cr.

Surveys the development of civilizations from ancient times to approximately 1000 CE. Topics include Mesopotamia, Egypt, India, China, Greece, Rome, and the rise of agriculture, cities, empires and major world religions. May be used as social science or humanities credit, not both, at BC.

HIST 102 History of Civilization: Middle Ages • 5 Cr.

Surveys world civilization from approximately 500 CE to the French Revolution. Topics include the fall of Rome, the rise of major world religions, medieval institutions, the Renaissance, the rise of science, and the age of exploration. May be used as social science or humanities credit, not both, at BC.

HIST 103 History of Civilization: Contemporary World • 5 Cr.

Surveys world history since the Enlightenment. Topics include major political revolutions and ideologies, the Industrial Revolution, imperialism, the origins and impact of the World Wars, the rise of nation states, the Cold War, and increasing global connections. May be used as social science or humanities credit, not both, at BC.

HIST 110 British History to 1603 • 5 Cr.

Surveys the history of the British Isles from the Roman conquest to the reigns of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I. Topics include life and culture in the Middle Ages, the Hundred Year?s War, the rise of Parliament, and the English Reformation. May be used as social science or humanities credit, not both, at BC.

HIST 115 British History 1603 to Present • 5 Cr.

Surveys the history of the British Isles from the death of Elizabeth I to the present. Topics include the development of Parliament, civil war, political reform, the industrial revolution, the world wars and cold war, and the growth and decline of British imperial power. May be used as social science or humanities credit, not both, at BC.

HIST 120 Global History • 5 Cr.

Surveys comparative global history, focusing on the relationships between cultures. Students investigate global developments in religion, law, and technology as well as the rise and fall of empires and cultures. May be used as social science or humanities credit, not both, at BC. Same as INTST 204. Either HIST 120 or INTST 204 may be taken for credit, not both.

HIST& 146 US History I • 5 Cr.

Surveys the history of North America in the colonial era. Topics include the establishment of European colonies, relations between colonists and Native Americans, the development of slavery, economic and social developments, the relationship with the British Empire, the Revolutionary War, and the emergence of the U.S. May be used as social science or humanities credit, not both, at BC.

HIST& 147 US History II • 5 Cr.

Surveys the history of the U.S. from the ratification of the Constitution to the end of the nineteenth century. Topics include Native American-white relations, slavery, territorial expansion, the Civil War, and economic, social and political developments. May be used as social science or humanities credit, not both, at BC.

HIST& 148 US History III • 5 Cr.

Surveys the history of the U.S. during the twentieth century. Topics include reform movements, the world wars, the Cold War, Civil Rights activism, feminism, and economic, social and political developments. May be used as social science or humanities credit, not both, at BC.

HIST 150 African American History • 5 Cr.

Surveys the history of African Americans from the slave trade to present. Topics include African origins, construction of racial identity, slavery, emancipation, formation of post-emancipation communities, war and migration, the Harlem Renaissance, and civil rights activism. May be used as social science or humanities credit, not both, at BC.

HIST 185 History of Latin America • 5 Cr.

Survey of the social history, political development, and cultural contributions of Latin America. Topics include ancient indigenous civilizations of Central and South America, Spanish and Portuguese colonization, revolutions for independence, the building of nation-states, ethnic diversity, and present-day patterns of migration and globalization. May be used as social science or humanities credit, not both, at BC.

HIST 194 Special Topics in History • V1-10 Cr.

Covers supplementary or unusual classes related to the field. Topics are announced in the class schedule.

HIST 195 Special Topics in History • V1-10 Cr.

Covers supplementary or unusual classes related to the field. Topics are announced in the class schedule.

HIST 196 Special Topics in History • V1-10 Cr.

Covers supplementary or unusual classes related to the field. Topics are announced in the class schedule.

HIST 197 Special Topics in History • V1-10 Cr.

Covers supplementary or unusual classes related to the field. Topics are announced in the class schedule.

HIST 198 Seminar in History • V1-10 Cr.

Includes seminars, workshops, etc., for which college credit is offered.

HIST 199 Individual Studies in History • V1-10 Cr.

Covers directed readings, special projects, and independent study by an individual student. May be repeated for a maximum of 15 credits. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

HIST 205 History of World War II • 5 Cr.

Explores the causes and consequences of World War II. Topics include the major political, social, economic, military, environmental, technological, and cultural aspects of the broad history of World War II in the period from the end of World War I to the end of World War II and the beginning of the cold War. May be used as social science or humanities credit, not both, at BC. Recommended: Completion of ENGL& 101.

HIST 207 Introduction to Intellectual History • 5 Cr.

Surveys the major currents of modern western thought. Students examine assumptions and ideas about the nature of the cosmos and humanity before and after the Reformation. Topics include the Scientific Revolution, the Enlightenment, 19th-century ideologies, and the philosophical crisis of the 20th century. May be used as social science or humanities credit, not both, at BC.

HIST 209 History of Christianity • 5 Cr.

Explores the beginnings of the Christian church, the impact of Christian teaching and organization on the West, and the challenge of other religions and philosophies. Traces the spread of Christianity in the non-Western world and assesses its role in American culture in the modern era. May be used as social science or humanities credit, not both, at BC.

HIST 210 History of Modern Asia • 5 Cr.

Examines the roles of China, India, Japan, Korea, and Southeast Asia in 20th century economic, political, and cultural affairs. Topics include the region?s cultures and its emergence from the age of colonial rule to modern independent states. May be used as social science or humanities credit, not both, at BC.

HIST 211 History of Ancient Rome • 5 Cr.

Explores the military, political, and economic factors behind the rise of Rome. Topics include the development of Roman legal and social systems, the role of slavery, conquest and expansion, transition from republic to empire, the Roman military, the rise of Christianity, and the eventual fall of the empire. May be used as social science or humanities credit, not both, at BC.

HIST 212 Sport in America: A Social History • 5 Cr.

Surveys the role of sports in American society. Topics include the historical development of games and sports, with an emphasis on the intersections between organized sports and American society and culture. May be used as social science or humanities credit, not both, at BC.

HIST& 214 Pacific Northwest History • 5 Cr.

Surveys major historical developments in the Pacific Northwest from the late 1700s to the present. Examines relations between whites, Native Americans, and other groups, changing relationships between people and the environment, and relations between the region and international and national political, economic and social developments. May be used as social science or humanities credit, not both, at BC.

HIST 223 History of Russia & Eastern Europe 1500 to Pres • 5 Cr.

Surveys the social, political, and economic history of Russia and Eastern Europe from 1500 to the present, with special emphasis on Russia from the early-modern to the modern period. May be used as social science or humanities credit, not both, at BC.

HIST 230 Revolutions in the Modern World • 5 Cr.

Studies the forces that produce significant changes in a nation's social, economic, or political ideas and institutions. Students analyze "revolutions" such as those in England, America, France, Russia, and China. Same as POLS 230 (prev POLSC 230). Either HIST 230 or POLS 230 may be taken for credit, not both. May be used as social science or humanities credit, not both, at BC.

HIST 236 History of Australia • 5 Cr.

Examines the history of Australia from the first human inhabitants 40,000 years ago through the long and difficult process to become the modern continent nation of Australia. Attention is given to the various groups who have migrated to Australia, the exploration and colonization of the continent, the gold rushes and bushrangers, the creation of a federation, and the emergence of the modern Australian nation during the 20th century. Fulfills social science or humanities course requirement, not both, at BC.

HIST 242 The Age of Exploration & Discovery • 5 Cr.

Examines the role of exploration in world history. Topics include the factors encouraging exploration and discovery from medieval to modern times, as well as the social, environmental, economic, and political results of cultural contact. May be used as social science or humanities credit, not both, at BC.

HIST 245 The U.S. in World Affairs 1898 to Present • 5 Cr.

Examines U.S. relations with the rest of the world since 1898. Topics include external and internal factors influencing foreign policy, the development of an overseas empire, the world wars, the Cold War, the rise to superpower status, globalization, and challenges in the post-Cold War world. May be used as social science or humanities credit, not both, at BC.

HIST 246 History of Immigration to the US • 5 Cr.

This course explores the history of immigration to the United States from the colonial period to the present day. It examines the forces shaping immigration, the diversity of immigrant experiences, the legal/policy framework influencing immigration, and the impact of immigration on U.S. society and culture. May be used as social science or humanities credit, not both, at BC. Recommended: Completion of ENGL& 101.

HIST 250 U.S. Military History • 5 Cr.

Surveys the development of the U.S. military from the colonial era to the present. Examines the military?s role in major conflicts, civilian-military relations, and the social, cultural, political, and technological influences on the military?s development. May be used as social science or humanities credit, not both, at BC.

HIST 261 The Middle East in the Islamic Era • 5 Cr.

Examines the political, social, and cultural history of the Middle East since the 7th century. Topics include the development of Islam, the rise and decline of Islamic empires, and the impact of modernization, the Arab-Israeli confrontation, and Islamic fundamentalism. Same as INTST 261. Either HIST 261 or INTST 261 may be taken for credit, not both. May be used as a social science or humanities credit, not both, at BC.

HIST 280 History of Africa • 5 Cr.

Examines the history of the continent from the origins of the human species to the present. Topics include the rise and fall of ancient kingdoms and civilizations, the impact of the wider world from Greek and Roman times to the 20th century, and Africa's role in international affairs. Same as INTST 280. Either HIST 280 or INTST 280 may be taken for credit, not both. May be used as social science or humanities credit, not both, at BC.

HIST 294 Special Topics in History • V1-10 Cr.

Covers supplementary or unusual classes related to the field. Topics are announced in the class schedule.

HIST 295 Special Topics in History • V1-10 Cr.

Covers supplementary or unusual classes related to the field. Topics are announced in the class schedule.

HIST 296 Special Topics in History • V1-10 Cr.

Covers supplementary or unusual classes related to the field. Topics are announced in the class schedule.

HIST 297 Special Topics in History • V1-10 Cr.

Covers supplementary or unusual classes related to the field. Topics are announced in the class schedule.

HIST 298 Seminar in History • V1-10 Cr.

Includes seminars, workshops, etc., for which college credit is offered.

HIST 299 Individual Studies in History • V1-10 Cr.

Covers directed readings, special projects, and independent study by an individual student. May be repeated for a maximum of 15 credits. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.