History (HST)

HST 101 -  Western Civilization to 1500AD  

Credit Hours: 4, Contact Hours: 4

Division: Humanities

This is the first course in a year-long study of western civilizations from the birth of civilization through the First World War. The main instructional goal is to have students demonstrate an understanding of the diverse societies and culture of the western world. It's important that students recognize that western civilization includes many diverse cultures and has interacted with many other diverse cultures throughout its development. In addition, students will analyze the distinctive characteristics of western civilizations, identify the achievements and limitations of western civilizations, and develop an awareness of how contemporary problems were caused by past forces. As students achieve these goals, they will develop skills in communication and critical thinking. This course covers the period from the birth of civilization through the Renaissance. Group 1 course. Communications - Direct, Critical Thinking - Direct, Degree Req:Cultural Persp/Div, Infused: Writing Intensive.

Recommended Prerequisites: Placement into ENG 111

HST 102 -  Western Civilization from 1500  

Credit Hours: 4, Contact Hours: 4

Division: Humanities

This is the second course in a year-long study of western civilizations from the birth of civilization through the First World War. The main instructional goal is to have students demonstrate an understanding of the diverse societies and culture of the western world. It's important that students recognize that western civilization includes many diverse cultures and has interacted with many other diverse cultures throughout its development. In addition, students will analyze the distinctive characteristics of western civilizations, identify the achievements and limitations of western civilizations, and develop an awareness of how contemporary problems were caused by past forces. As students achieve these goals, they will develop skills in communication and critical thinking. This course covers the period from the Reformation through the First World War. Group 1 course. Communications - Direct, Critical Thinking - Direct, Degree Req:Cultural Persp/Div, Infused: Writing Intensive.

Recommended Prerequisites: Placement into ENG 111

HST 111 -  U S History to 1865  

Credit Hours: 4, Contact Hours: 4

Division: Humanities

This is the first course in a year-long study of U.S. History from Native American origins to the modern world. A main instructional goal is to have students demonstrate an understanding of how diverse societies and cultures have contributed to the development of the United States. In addition, students will analyze the distinctive characteristics of the development of the United States, identify the achievements and limitations of these developments, and develop an awareness of how contemporary problems were caused by past forces. Students will learn how American society developed from Native American origins through the Civil War, and how society has impacted both individuals and groups in America. As students achieve this goal, they will develop skills in communications and critical thinking. Group 1 course. Communications - Direct, Critical Thinking - Direct, Degree Req:Cultural Persp/Div, Infused: Writing Intensive.

Recommended Prerequisites: Placement into ENG 111

HST 112 -  U S History Since 1865  

Credit Hours: 4, Contact Hours: 4

Division: Humanities

This is the second course in a year-long study of U.S. History from Native American origins to the modern era. A main instructional goal is to have students demonstrate an understanding of how diverse societies and cultures have contributed to the development of the United States. In addition, students will analyze the distinctive characteristics of the development of the US, identify the achievements and limitations of these developments, and develop an awareness of how contemporary problems were caused by past forces. As students achieve these goals, they will develop skills in communication and critical thinking. Students will learn how American society developed from Reconstruction to the modern era, and how society has impacted both individuals and groups in America. Group 1 course. Communications - Direct, Critical Thinking - Direct, Degree Req:Cultural Persp/Div, Infused: Writing Intensive.

Recommended Prerequisites: Placement into ENG 111

HST 211 -  Native American History  

Credit Hours: 3, Contact Hours: 3

Division: Humanities

A history of the Native American experience from the pre-Columbian period to the post World War II era. Major emphasis is placed upon the social, political, and economic role of the Native American community in American society and its unique role as a part of that society. Students will also demonstrate an awareness of how contemporary problems were caused by past forces. Students will develop skills in analysis, critical thinking, historical reasoning and writing. Group 1 course. Communications - Direct, Critical Thinking - Direct, Degree Req:Cultural Persp/Div, Infused: Writing Intensive.

Recommended Prerequisites: Placement into ENG 111.

HST 212 -  African-American History  

Credit Hours: 3, Contact Hours: 3

Division: Humanities

This course is a history of the African-American experience from African origins to the Modern era in America. Major emphasis is placed upon the social, political, and economic role of the African-American community in American society and its unique role as a part of that society. Students will also demonstrate an awareness of how contemporary problems were caused by past forces. As students achieve this goal, they will develop skills in analysis, critical thinking, historical reasoning, and writing. Group 1 course. Communications - Direct, Critical Thinking - Direct, Degree Req:Cultural Persp/Div, Infused: Writing Intensive.

Recommended Prerequisites: Placement into ENG 111.

HST 213 -  American Women's History  

Credit Hours: 3, Contact Hours: 3

Division: Humanities

A history of American women's experience from Native American origins to the Modern Era. Major emphasis is placed upon the social, political, and economic role American women in American society and their unique role as a part of that society. Students will also demonstrate an awareness of how contemporary problems were caused by past forces. As students achieve this goal, they will develop skill in analysis, critical thinking, historical reasoning, and writing. Group 1 course. Communications - Direct, Critical Thinking - Direct, Degree Req:Cultural Persp/Div, Infused: Writing Intensive.

Recommended Prerequisites: Placement into ENG 111.

HST 225 -  American Civil War  

Credit Hours: 3, Contact Hours: 3

Division: Humanities

This course is a study of the American Civil War. The instructional goal of this course is to have students demonstrate through discussions and essays the causes of the Civil War in antebellum America, how the war was waged, why the North won and the South lost the war, how the war affected American society, and how the war led to Reconstruction. Students will demonstrate an awareness of how contemporary problems were caused by past forces. As students achieve this goal they will develop skills in communications and critical thinking. Group 1 course. Communications - Direct, Critical Thinking - Direct, Infused: Writing Intensive.

Recommended Prerequisites: Placement into ENG 111.

HST 228 -  The Vietnam War  

Credit Hours: 3, Contact Hours: 3

Division: Humanities

This course is a study of the history of the Vietnam War. The instructional goal of this course is to have students demonstrate through discussions and essays how America became involved in Vietnam, how the war was waged, the war's effect on American society, and how the war affected Vietnam. Students will also demonstrate an awareness of how Vietnamese culture affected the war and how Vietnam has affected America's contemporary society. As students achieve this goal, they will develop skills in analysis, critical thinking, historical reasoning, and writing. Group 1 course. Communications - Direct, Critical Thinking - Direct, Infused: Writing Intensive.

Recommended Prerequisites: Placement into ENG 111.

HST 230 -  A History of Michigan  

Credit Hours: 3, Contact Hours: 3

Division: Humanities

This course is a history of Michigan from Native American origins to the modern era. The instructional goal of this course is to have students demonstrate through discussion and essays the distinctive characteristics of Michigan history, the common characteristics of Michigan history as compared to other states, the identification of achievements and limitations of Native American societies within Michigan, and an awareness of how contemporary problems were caused by past forces. As students achieve this goal, they will develop skills in analysis, critical thinking, historical reasoning, and writing. Group 1 course. Communications - Direct, Critical Thinking - Direct, Infused: Writing Intensive.

Recommended Prerequisites: Placement into ENG 111

HST 235 -  20th Century Europe  

Credit Hours: 3, Contact Hours: 3

Division: Humanities

This course is a study of the history of Europe in the 20th Century with emphasis on Germany, England, France, and Russia. The instructional goal of this course is to have students demonstrate through discussions and essays the distinctive characteristics of European civilizations, the common characteristics of European civilizations, and the identification of achievements and limitations of European civilizations. Students will demonstrate an awareness of how contemporary problems were caused by past forces. As students achieve this goal, they will develop skills in analysis, critical thinking, historical reasoning, and writing. Group 1 course. Communications - Direct, Critical Thinking - Direct, Infused: Writing Intensive.

Recommended Prerequisites: Placement into ENG 111

HST 290A -  Academic Service/Internship  

Credit Hours: 1-4, Contact Hours: 1-4

Division: Humanities

HST 290C -  Academic Service/Internship  

Credit Hours: 1-4, Contact Hours: 1-4

Division: Humanities

HST 290E -  Academic Service/Internship  

Credit Hours: 1-4, Contact Hours: 1-4

Division: Humanities

HST 293 -  History Study Abroad  

Credit Hours: 1, Contact Hours: 1

Division: Humanities

In this class, students are provided the opportunity to travel to a specified destination affiliated with the corresponding history non-trip course. This course will serve to integrate the student learning experience and provide a sense of cultural perspective, diversity and regional awareness. The course is an opportunity for students to explore other areas around the world while applying discipline-specific course content. For a more specific course description, please review the course description of the associated non-trip course. Group 2 course.

Required Prerequisites: HST 101, or HST 102, or HST 112, or HST 235