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Course Information and Descriptions
History (HST)
Social Sciences Division, Room A244, (847) 543-2047
HST 121
History of Western Civilization to 1500 (3-0) 3 Hours
This course is an historical survey of the ancient civilizations of
Egypt, Greece, and Rome, through the Middle Ages to the
Renaissance. Emphasis is placed on cultural developments, political
trends, and economic and social issues that have influenced the
direction of Western Civilization.
Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness
Course fee
IAI: S2 902
HST 122
History of Western Civilization
From 1500 (3-0)
3 Hours
This course is an historical survey from absolutist monarchy through
the French Revolution, Industrialization, and 20th century
ideological conflicts and wars. Emphasis is placed on the shaping of
contemporary ideas, values, institutions, and the impact of
technology.
Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness
IAI: S2 903
HST 123
Modern Europe I (3-0)
3 Hours
This course surveys the making of the modern mind and the Age of
Revolutions. Emphases are placed on the Age of Reason, French
Revolution and growth of modern democracy, liberalism, socialism,
and nationalism.
Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness
HST 124
Modern Europe II (3-0)
3 Hours
This course surveys Europe with its world impact in the 20th
century. Emphases are placed on intellectual modernism,
totalitarianism, world wars, ideologies in conflict and global national
interaction.
Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness
HST 126
History of Contemporary
Non-Western Civilization (3-0)
3 Hours
This course is a survey of the history of Contemporary Non-Western
Civilization and examines the historical roots and modern history of
the following areas: The Far East, Southeast Asia, the Sub-continent
and the Middle East. The course will include historical origins of the
nations covered but will focus on their history from the late 19th
century to the present. This course fulfills the CLC
International/Multicultural Education requirement.
Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness
Fulfills the CLC I/M Education Requirement.
IAI: S2 905N
HST 127
History of Chinese Culture and Society (3-0) 3 Hours
This course is intended to provide students with an introduction to
Chinese culture by studying social and cultural awareness of
contemporary Chinese reality with a global, historical context.
History, geography, political and economic structure and function in
the world are examined through social organization and cultural
institutions. This course fulfills the CLC International/Multicultural
Education requirement.
Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness
Fulfills the CLC I/M Education Requirement.
IAI: S2 914N
282
HST 128
Modern History of the Middle East (3-0)
3 Hours
This course will trace the history of the Middle East from the period
of the Ottoman Empire to the Present. Students will study the
influence of the Ottomans on the Middle East and how the decline of
this once great empire paved the way for European penetration. In
the process, they will critically examine how and why Europeans
created new dynasties and nations in the post World War I and II
periods and how these creations have contributed to the instability
that now exists in the Middle East.
Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness
Fulfills the CLC I/M Education Requirement.
IAI: S2919N
HST 129
Women in History (3-0)
3 Hours
This course is an historical and humanistic survey of famous and
obscure women from ancient times to the modern world. Its
emphases are the status and treatment of women through the ages
and factors that have defined and altered this status.
Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness
HST 221
United States History to 1876 (3-0)
3 Hours
This course is a survey of American history from the pre-Columbian
era to the end of Reconstruction. The topics to be explored and
examined are: Pre-Columbian Americans, the age of European
exploration and colonization in the Americas, the rise of African
slavery and the Atlantic trade, British Colonial America, the
American move to Independence and the establishment of the United
States, the Early Republic and the Age of Jackson, Westward
Expansion and Sectionalism, and lastly the Civil War and
Reconstruction.
Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness
IAI: S2 900
HST 222
United States History 1876 to Present (3-0) 3 Hours
This course is a continuation of HST 221 - US History to 1876. It is
an interpretative survey of social, economic, political, diplomatic,
and cultural developments of the United States since 1876. Topics
covered include the impact of industrialism, urbanization and
immigration, overseas expansion, World Wars I and II, economic
growth and depressions, development of a consumer culture, modern
culture and the arts, the Cold War, suburbanization, civil rights
protests and progress, politics and the evolution of liberalism and
conservatism, continued overseas conflicts and wars, and the
emergence of an information economy/society.
Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness
IAI: S2 901
HST 223
American Popular Culture (3-0)
3 Hours
American Popular Culture is a survey of 20th century American
culture and social history as reflected in popular movies, music, and
general popular expression.
Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness
HST 225
American Labor History (3-0)
3 Hours
This course is a survey of American labor history from the colonial
era to the present. Following a chronological approach, the course
will cover the development of the system of labor in America, the
factors affecting changes in the system, the emergence and growth of
labor organizations, the role of labor organizations in the economic
and political order, and the challenges confronting labor and labor
organizations in a changing economic order.
Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness