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History

Course Code
HIST 101  Credits
Title Critical Issues in U.S. History 
Lasc Area Goal 2  
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description This course aims to develop students' critical thinking and multicultural skills by using four case studies in American history. The case studies offer the opportunity for the student to experience the history of multicultural America through engagement with primary and secondary sources in a variety of written and oral exercises. MnTC Goal 2. 



Course Code
HIST 103  Credits
Title Debating Sustainability 
Lasc Area Goal 2  
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Debating the major issues in sustainability. MnTC Goal 2. 



Course Code
HIST 104  Credits
Title World History I 
Lasc Area Goal 5  
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description World Civilizations from the ancient through classical periods and up to 1500. (Same as INTl 104) MnTC Goal 5. 



Course Code
HIST 105  Credits
Title World History II 
Lasc Area
  • Goal 5
  • Goal 8
 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description The World since 1500; history of world civilization and the growth of the modern global community through politics, economics and culture. MnTC Goal 5 and 8. 



Course Code
HIST 121  Credits
Title History of the United States to 1877 
Lasc Area Goal 5  
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description The colonial beginnings to the end of Reconstruction; the founding of the American society and growth of the new nation through the aftermath of the Civil War. MnTC Goal 5. 



Course Code
HIST 122  Credits
Title History of the United States Since 1877 
Lasc Area Goal 5  
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description The Gilded Age and 20th century; the development of modern industrial America to world power status. MnTC Goal 5. 



Course Code
HIST 190  Credits 2-3 
Title Topics in History 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Selected topics and regions in historical perspective. Designed especially for the liberal arts student, the course may be repeated for credit under a different subtitle as the subject matter changes. Not applicable to History or Social Studies majors. 



Course Code
HIST 205  Credits
Title Introduction to Historical Methods 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Writing Intensive Yes  
Description For History and Social Studies majors, this is an introduction to the fundamental skills and proper conduct of the historical professional. Students will become familiar with the various schools of historical thought, available primary and secondary source material, correct citation of sources, potential careers in history, as well as the research, drafting, refining and presentation of a polished historical research paper. 



Course Code
HIST 220  Credits
Title Asian-American Experience 
Lasc Area Goal 7  
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description This course studies the changing images of Asians in America, and discusses how race, class, and gender have shaped the experiences of different Asian ethnic groups. MnTC Goal 7. 



Course Code
HIST 220  Credits
Title Asian-American Experience 
Lasc Area Goal 7  
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description This course studies the changing images of Asians in America, and discusses how race, class, and gender have shaped the experiences of different Asian ethnic groups. MnTC Goal 7. 



Course Code
HIST 225  Credits
Title Introduction to Latin American History 
Lasc Area
  • Goal 5
  • Goal 8
 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Using popular culture, this course will introduce and interrogate the history of Latin America, focusing on its interactions with the wider world. We will cover Latin American history from contact with Europe in 1492 through the present day. MnTC Goal 5 and 8. 



Course Code
HIST 226  Credits
Title Introduction to Cultural Management 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description This course introduces students to opportunities for careers working in museums, galleries, theatres, consultancies, tourism, and other cultural institutions. Students will engage with area professionals to learn about their work; read and discuss practices, standards, and issues in working with the general public; and work on group projects to begin developing the appropriate communication skills. 



Course Code
HIST 244  Credits
Title Women in World Religions 
Lasc Area Goal 7  
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description HIST 244 will survey how gender power and control is represented in various cultural belief systems and expressed in religious practices. The class will stress the concepts of utilizing social norms and historiographical theory in order to analyze human behaviors. The class will also explore the concept of "cultural heritage" and will investigate how it affects the student's personal worldview, values and assumptions. In order to accomplish this goal, the students will be introduced to a wide variety of primary and secondary source documents as well as examples of material culture, and will be expected to provide written analysis of these items. Same as WS 244. MnTC Goal 7. 



Course Code
HIST 276  Credits
Title The World of Food 
Lasc Area Goal 8  
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Using food and eating as a way to connect disparate cultures and geography, this course discusses issues of global concern such as food security, famines, the gendering of food, GMO crops and food as an industry, as well as topics like religious food restrictions, vegetarianism, local foodsheds, allergies, food and identity and food in popular culture. MnTC Goal 8. 



Course Code
HIST 290  Credits 1-4 
Title Topics in History 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description This course is a topics course and may be repeated when the topic varies. 



Course Code
HIST 301  Credits
Title East Asian History I 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Traditional China, Japan, and Korea from the Neolithic cultures to mid-19th century. 



Course Code
HIST 302  Credits
Title East Asian History II 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description East Asia since 1830: Western intrusion, reform, revolution and contemporary issues. 



Course Code
HIST 304  Credits
Title Africa in World History 
Lasc Area
  • Goal 5
  • Goal 8
 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Writing Intensive Yes  
Description Africa's role in global history, including the spread of Christianity and Islam, the slave trade, colonialism, and Apartheid. MnTC Goal 5 and 8. 



Course Code
HIST 310  Credits 1-3 
Title Topics in European History 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Selected topics in European history. 



Course Code
HIST 311  Credits 2-3 
Title Topics in North American History 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Selected topics in North American history.