Monday, October 20, 2014

Academics

 

History Program

History

ASSOCIATE OF ARTS DEGREE (AA)

The Associate of Arts Degree with History emphasis builds a foundation of knowledge as preparation for further academic work in history or related fields. The history faculty has also designed the program to expose students to various historical interpretations and the interplay of world, national, state, and local events. Students pursuing the degree for its own sake will explore the social, political, economic, constitutional, and cultural trends that have shaped the world in which we live.

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES - Graduates of this program will have the opportunity to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the contours of history as a varied field of study encompassing social, political, economic, constitutional, and cultural history.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of history in general, and the interplay of world, national, and/or local events in the shaping of the world in which we live, and a better appreciation of the student’s role in society.
  • Demonstrate appropriate oral and written communications skills.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills.
  • Demonstrate abilities to do research and find information on historical and current events.

ALL CSN COURSES TRANSFER; HOWEVER, THOSE WITH “B” SUFFIXES SPECIFICALLY DO NOT TRANSFER TO NSC, UNLV,
AND UNR. IN SUBJECT AREA LISTED BELOW WHERE SPECIFIC COURSE NUMBERS ARE NOT LISTED, CONSULT A COUNSELOR/
ADVISOR TO ENSURE TRANSFERABILITY OF ALL COURSES.
Courses with “G” suffixes are designated Honors level courses and can be used to fulfill equivalent general education requirements.

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (35 Credits):

ENGLISH:   ENG 100 or 101 or 113 and 102 or 114, 6 -8 Credits.
LITERATURE:   ENG 223 or above, 3 Credits.
ANALYTICAL THINKING:   PHIL 102, 3 Credits.
MATHEMATICS:   MATH 120, 124 or above, 3 Credits.
LIFE AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES:   (Two courses from the following, one must include a lab): AST, BIOL, CHEM 105 or above, ENV, GEOG 103, 104, 117, GEOL, PHYS. 7 Credits.
SOCIAL SCIENCES:   (Nine credits must be from three different disciplines) ANTH, CRJ 104, ECON 103, PSC, PSY, SOC, WMST 113. 9 Credits.
U.S. AND NEVADA CONSTITUTIONS:   PSC 101, 4 Credits.

 

SPECIAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (27 Credits):

FINE ARTS:   ART, DAN 101, Music or THTR, 3 Credits.

HUMANITIES:   COM 101, International Languages 111 or above, PHIL, 3 Credits.

HIST 101  U.S. History I, 3 Credits.

HIST 105  European Civilization to 1648     OR     HIST 208  World History I, 3 Credits.

HIST 106  European Civilization Since 1648     OR     HIST 209  World History II, 3 Credits.

HIST 217  Nevada History, 3 Credits.

HIST 251  Historical Investigation, 3 Credits.

Plus 3 additional credits from HIST


 

History Courses

HIST 101 U.S.History I 3 (3,0,0,0)
A survey of United States political, social, economic, diplomatic,
and cultural development from colonial times to
1877. Satisfies the United States Constitution requirement.
History 101 and 102 need not be taken in sequence; either
class may be taken alone. Prerequisite: ENG 100, 101,
101G, or 113.

HIST 101G U.S.History I - Honors 3 (3,0,0,0)
An honors level survey of United States political, social,
economic, diplomatic, and cultural development from colonial
times to 1877. This course emphasizes interactive and
independent learning through readings, discussion, and
writing. Satisfies the United States Constitution requirement.
History 101G and 102G need not be taken in
sequence; either class may be taken alone. Prerequisite:
ENG 100, 101, 101G, or 113.

HIST 102 U.S.History II 3 (3,0,0,0)
A survey of United States political, social, economic, diplomatic,
and cultural development from 1877 to present.
Satisfies the Nevada Constitution requirement. History 101
and 102 need not be taken in sequence; either class may be
taken alone. Prerequisite: ENG 100, 101, 101G, or 113.

HIST 102G U.S.History II - Honors 3 (3,0,0,0)
An honors level survey of United States political, social,
economic, diplomatic, and cultural development from 1877
to present. This course emphasizes interactive and independent
learning through readings, discussion, and writing.
Satisfies the Nevada Constitution requirement. HIST 101G
and 102G need not be taken in sequence; either class may
be taken alone. Prerequisite: ENG 100, 101, 101G, or 113.

HIST 105 European Civilization to 1648 3 (3,0,0,0)
A survey of the development of Western civilization from
the dawn of history to 1648.

HIST 106 European Civilization Since 1648 3 (3,0,0,0)
A survey of the development of Western civilization from
1648 to the present.

HIST 107 Women in American History 3 (3,0,0,0)
A study of the role of women in the creation of America.
Includes a look at legal status, life style and the unique status
of minority women.

HIST 111 Survey of American Constitution History 3 (3,0,0,0)
Origins and history of the constitutions of the U.S. and
State of Nevada; surveys the development of American judicial
interpretations and institutions. Satisfies the U.S. or
Nevada Constitutions requirements.

HIST 150 Introduction to Chinese Civilization 3 (3,0,0,0)
An introductory survey of the growth and development of
Chinese civilization with an emphasis on philosophy, literature,
society and political development from 2200 B.C. to
the present.

HIST 151 Introduction to Japanese Civilization 3 (3,0,0,0)
An introductory survey of the growth and development of
Japanese civilization with an emphasis on philosophy, literature,
society and political development from 8000 B.C. to
the present.

HIST 202 American Military History 3 (3,0,0,0)
U.S. military history from the colonial period onward
emphasizing war strategies, military thought, and policy in
the armed forces and American society.

HIST 208 World History I 3 (3,0,0,0)
A survey of the societies and cultures of Asia, Africa, the
Middle East, Europe, the Americas, and Oceania to 1600.

HIST 209 World History II 3 (3,0,0,0)
A review of the principal developments in world history
since 1600, including scientific and technological revolutions,
social revolutions, nationalism, immigration, colonialism,
world wars, decolonization, modernization, democracy,
and dictatorships.

HIST 210 Southwest Heritage 3 (3,0,0,0)
A study of the American Southwest and its cultures placed
in historical perspective.

HIST 217 Nevada History 3 (3,0,0,0)
A study of Nevada from early exploration to the present.
Satisfies the Nevada Constitution requirement.
Prerequisite: ENG 100, 101, 101G, 113.

HIST 217G Nevada History - Honors 3 (3,0,0,0)
An honors level survey of Nevada from early exploration to
the present. This course emphasizes interactive and independent
learning through readings, discussion, and writing.
Satisfies the Nevada Constitution requirement.
Prerequisite: ENG 100, 101, 101G, 113.

HIST 220 History of Las Vegas 3 (3,0,0,0)
An introduction to Las Vegas from prehistoric times to the
present, emphasizing recent developments.

HIST 222 Terrorism and Political Violence 4 (4,0,0,0)
This interdisciplinary course focuses on the motivation for
terrorism and political violence. It addresses the question,
“What makes an otherwise ordinary person deliberately
attack unarmed civilians who have personally done the perpetrator
no wrong and is in no position to redress the perpetrator’s
grievances?” The course approaches the issue from
four different academic perspectives: history, psychology,
sociology, and political science.
(Same as PSC 222, PSY 222, or SOC 222.)

HIST 227 Introduction to Latin American History and Culture I 3 (3,0,0,0)
Survey of the development of Spain and Portugal as colonizing
powers, the discovery and conquest of America, and
the growth of political, social, and economic institutions
during the Colonial Period.

HIST 228 Introduction to Latin American History and Culture II 3 (3,0,0,0)
Survey of Latin American independence movements, the
major Latin American republics, and Latin American
indigenous history and culture.

HIST 247 History of the Mexican Nation 3 (3,0,0,0)
An introduction to pre-Columbian Mexico, Colonial New
Spain and Mexican National History to the present.

HIST 250 Introduction to the Study of History 3 (3,0,0,0)
Introduction to the research methods commonly used by
historians. Practical application of these methods to everyday
life is emphasized.

HIST 251 Historical Investigation 3 (3,0,0,0)
Introduction to the basic concepts and techniques of historical
investigation and writing. This course is writing intensive
and is intended for students majoring in history or related
disciplines. Prerequisites: HIST 101, 101G, or PSC 101.

HIST 260 Introduction to Native American History 3 (3,0,0,0)
An examination of significant events and trends in Native
American life. The course will focus on the contributions
made by American Indians to the development of our history
and contemporary society.

HIST 275 TheWildWest - Myth and Reality 3 (3,0,0,0)
Designed to acquaint the student with the history of the
American West, the course will topically examine and
compare the often romanticized themes of early novels
and Hollywood films with the harsh reality of frontier life.
The topics that may be examined include the Spanish
Southwest, the fur trapping mountain men, the Indians and
the army, outlaws, the mining men, cattle, timber, and
farming frontiers, and the introduction of capitalism and
large scale industrialization.

HIST 280 History of American Immigration 3 (3,0,0,0)
A study of why people came to the United States, how they
established a new life and what contributions they made to
the development of the United States.

HIST 285 History ofWitchcraft 3 (3,0,0,0)
The study of the figure of the witch from ancient times to
the present, and the historical, religious and social context
from which it emerged. The course includes Paleolithic and
Neolithic religion, witches in ancient cultures, formulation
of the Christian witch concept, the witch hunt in Early
Modern Europe and in the British North American colonies,
and modern neo pagan witchcraft. (Same as WMST 285.)

HIST 286 Goddess Traditions 3 (3,0,0,0)
A study of goddess images in a variety of cultures from
prehistory to the modern age including the history, values,
beliefs, practices and ethics systems associated with goddess
imagery. (Same as WMST 286.)

HIST 293 The African American Experience 3 (3,0,0,0)
Survey of the history of African Americans from their origins
on the west coast of Africa to the present.

HIST 295 Topical Issues in History 1-3 (1-3,0,0,0)
Study of a selected issue or topic of significance in history.
The particular topic will vary, however, the intent of the
study will be to develop an awareness of and appreciation
for the complex forces which have shaped the modern
world. Material for the study will be drawn from a wide
variety of sources and may be interdisciplinary in nature.
The course may be repeated up to a total of six credits, with
the permission of the department chair. Prerequisite:
Permission of the department chair.

HIST 299 Internship 3 (2,0,0,6)
Supervised work experience with selected community businesses.
Complete 30 credit hours, minimum 2.5 GPA.
Prerequisites: Department chair approval, 15 HIST credits
including HIST 101, 102, 217.