Course Descriptions

HI 100 WEST. CIV. I: ANCIENT TO 1500   3.0 Credit(s)
This course introduces the major elements of Western civilization from the ancient world to the Italian Renaissance, placing special emphasis on the Greco-Roman and Judeo-Christian traditions. Major themes include the rise of republican forms of government, the rule of law, the Western conceptions of freedom, citizenship, democracy, human dignity, the autonomy of reason, and Greco-Roman and Judeo-Christian values.
Offered: Fall & Spring Semesters All Years

HI 102 WEST. CIVIL.: SINCE 1500   3.0 Credit(s)
This course will provide students with an introduction to the historical development of Western civilization in the last 500 years. The themes and topics emphasized in the course will lead to a greater understanding of how this historical development occurred. The focus will be on the development of economics, the sciences, and social and political ideas.
Offered: Fall & Spring Semesters All Years

HI 199 SPECIAL TOPICS   3.0 Credit(s)
Prerequisite: Take HI-102 or HI-100 or HICC-101
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

HI 203 MEDICINE, DISEASE & HISTORY   3.0 Credit(s)
This course is a survey of the history of medicine beginning with the Greeks to the 21st century with an emphasis on how disease may have influenced historical events. Prerequisite: Take HI-100 or HI-102 or HICC-101
Offered: Fall Semester Even Years

HI 226 THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION   3.0 Credit(s)

Offered: Spring Semester Even Years

HI 237 AMERICAN ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY   3.0 Credit(s)
This course considers the way in which Americans have imagined, experienced, and debated the natural world from European colonists' ideas about hunting, fishing, and farming to the political debates about climate change in the early twenty-first century.
Offered: Spring Semester Even Years

HI 242 ANCIENT GREECE   3.0 Credit(s)
This course surveys ancient Greek history from the Late Bronze Age to the outbreak of the Peloponnesian War (1500 BC-431 BC) and the emergence of the Greek polis, the development of Athenian Democracy, the growth of Athenian Imperialism, and the rivalry between Athens. Prerequisite: Take HICC-101 OR HI-100 OR HI-102
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

HI 244 THUCYDIDES & THE PELOPONNESIAN WAR   3.0 Credit(s)
This course is a seminar that examines the Peloponnesian War and the brilliant historian who reported it. The class begins with ancient Greek history and the institutions of the polis and discussion of topics connected with the Great War itself, such as Periclean strategy, the plague in Athens, civil war in Corcyra, Pylos affair, Sicilian expedition, and oligarchic revolution. Prerequisite: Take HI-100 or HI-102 or HICC-101
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

HI 246 ROMAN HISTORY: REPUBLIC   3.0 Credit(s)
This course surveys Roman history from the legendary founding of Rome to the death of Julius Caesar (753 BC-44 BC) and the development of republican political institutions, the nature of Roman Imperialism, Rome's encounter with Greek culture, and the fall of the Republic. Prerequisite: Take HI-100 or HI-102 or HICC-101
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

HI 248 ROMAN EMPIRE & CHRISTIANITY   3.0 Credit(s)
This course surveys Roman history from the death of Julius Caesar to the fall of the Roman Empire in the west (44 BC-476 AD). The class also examines the rise of Christianity and how it went from being a persecuted Jewish sect to the state religion of Rome; considers the relationship between Paganism and Christianity in late antiquity; and examines the reasons for the decline and fall of the western empire. Prerequisite: Take HI 100 or HI 102 or HICC-101
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

HI 311 DISCOVERY AND CONQUEST   3.0 Credit(s)
Examines the major themes of the European expansion beginning in the early Middle Ages to the Portuguese and Spanish conquest and colonization of the Americas and Asia. Topics include European and Indian worldviews, biological and demographic consequences of contact, development of a conquest culture in the Americas, and the role of missionaries and conquistadors. Does not fulfill requirement as a Latin American elective. Prerequisite: Take HI-100 or HI-102 or HICC-101
Offered: Fall Semester Odd Years

HI 328 THE IMMIGRANT EXPERIENCE   3.0 Credit(s)
A comparative historical study of American immigration focusing on motives for immigration, patterns of settlement, adjustment, and subsequent generational experience of successive immigrant groups. Prerequisite: Take HI-100 or HI-102 or HICC-101
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

HI 395 SENIOR SEMINAR PREPARATION   3.0 Credit(s)
This course prepares students for their capstone paper in the Senior Seminar by examining the historiography of a particular topic in depth and becoming acquainted with the problems and issues. Prerequisite: Take HI-301
Offered: Fall Semester All Years

HI 396 Senior Seminar-Special Topics   3.0 Credit(s)
This course is for seniors who have taken HI 395 Senior Seminar Preparation and continue to give seminars on their capstone topic and complete a major paper. Prerequisite: Pre-req HI-395
Offered: Spring Semester All Years

HI 397 SENIOR THESIS PREPARATION   2.0-3.0 Credit(s)
This course is designed for students to begin working on their Senior Thesis projects (HI 398). Prerequisite: Take HI-301
Offered: Fall Semester All Years