History (HIST)

Classes

HIST 151 : World History to 1500

A global and historical survey focusing on human societies and cross-cultural interactions to 1500 C.E., History 151 is the first half of a two-semester series of courses that cover human history from our origins through the twentieth century. This course provides a survey of world history from the prehistoric era to 1500 C.E. with an emphasis on the development of complex societies and enduring historical trends.

credits

3

Class Hours

3 lecture

Prerequisites

Qualified for ENG 100.

Designations

Foundations: Global and Multicultural Perspectives — FGA (prehistory to 1500)

Semester Offered

Fall, Spring

HIST 152 : World History Since 1500

A global and historical survey focusing on human societies and cross-cultural interactions since 1500 C.E., History 152 is the second half of a two-semester series of courses that cover human history from our origins through the twentieth century. This course provides a survey of world history since 1500 C.E. with an emphasis on the growth of and response to global empires, as well as the major revolutions which characterize the modern world.

credits

3

Class Hours

3 lecture

Prerequisites

Qualified for ENG 100.

Designations

Foundations: Global and Multicultural Perspectives — FGB (1500 to modern times)

Semester Offered

Fall, Spring

HIST 241 : History of Asia to 1500

This is the first in a two-semester series of courses that provide a survey of the history of East, Southeast, and South Asia from the earliest times to the modern era.

History 241 will examine the history of Asia from the prehistoric era through 1500 CE. It includes a broad survey of major historical figures, events, and developments in India, China, Korea, and Japan. Students will examine a number of interrelated processes—the origins of civilizations, the formation and disintegration of great empires, the evolution of ruling classes, the growth and spread of religions, as well as nomadic-sedentary relations.

credits

3

Class Hours

3 lecture

Prerequisites

Qualified for ENG 100.

Designations

Diversification: Humanities — DH

Semester Offered

Fall, Spring

HIST 242 : History of Asia Since 1500

The second in a two- semester series of courses that provide a survey of the history of East, Southeast, and South Asia from the earliest times to the modern era. History 242 will examine the history of Asia from the year 1500 through the present. It includes a broad survey of major historical figures, events, and developments in India,

China, Korea, and Japan. Students will examine a number of interrelated processes: technological change, the impact of Western imperialism, the growth of Asian nationalism, and the transition to a modern world.

credits

3

Class Hours

3 lecture

Prerequisites

Qualified for ENG 100.

Designations

Diversification: Humanities — DH

Semester Offered

Fall, Spring

HIST 250 : Film and World History Since WWII

This course examines historical events, from WWII until the present, through cinema. In this course students will learn how to use films as a historical source, as well as how world events and culture have shaped the direction of cinema.

credits

3

Class Hours

3 lecture

Designations

Diversification: Humanities — DH

Semester Offered

Fall

HIST 281 : American History to 1865

This course is a survey of American history from the Paleolithic era through the Civil War, focusing on social history--seeking to tell the story of America “from the bottom up.” Students will examine major events, trends and themes in the American past from multiple perspectives and will produce a piece of original research on the early American world.

credits

3

Class Hours

3 lecture

Prerequisites

Qualified for ENG 100.

Designations

Diversification: Humanities — DH

Semester Offered

Fall

HIST 282 : American History Since the Civil War

History 282 is the second half of a two-semester series of courses that cover American history from the initial colonization of the continent through the twentieth century. This course provides an introduction to American history after the Civil War. Students will examine major events, trends, and themes in the American past from multiple perspectives and will produce a piece of original research on modern American history.

credits

3

Class Hours

3 lecture

Prerequisites

Qualified for ENG 100.

Designations

Diversification: Humanities — DH

Semester Offered

Fall, Spring

HIST 284 : History of the Hawaiian Islands

This is a survey course on the history of Hawai‘i from the late prehistoric period to the overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom.

credits

3

Class Hours

3 lecture

Designations

Diversification: Humanities — DH
Graduation Requirement: Pacific Cultures — PC

Semester Offered

Fall

HIST 284K : History of Kaua‘i

This course covers the history of the island of Kaua‘i and Kaua‘i's Ali‘i from the first settlers to the Overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom.

 

credits

3

Class Hours

3 lecture

Prerequisites

Qualified for ENG 100.

Designations

Diversification: Humanities — DH
Graduation Requirement: Pacific Cultures — PC

Semester Offered

Fall, Spring

HIST 288 : Survey of Pacific Islands History

This course offers a survey of the major events, themes, and issues that make up diverse histories of the Pacific Islands region including Hawai'i, meanwhile exploring the frequent intersections between Pacific Islander and Native Hawaiian histories and historiographies. We will begin by considering island geographies, indigenous origins and origin stories, and various theories about the settlement of the islands. We will go on to explore the indigenous, early European contact, colonial, and contemporary periods with a focus on indigenous Pacific Islander and Native Hawaiian experiences, interpretations, and historical agency. Throughout the term, we will consider themes such as indigenous historiography, inidigeneity, cultural encounter and change, comparative colonialisms, resistance, global conflict, land and sovereignty, urbanization, migration, climate change, and contemporary neocolonial challenges---with each offering important insights into the histories and cultures of the region.

credits

3

Class Hours

3 lecture

Designations

Diversification: Humanities — DH

Semester Offered

Fall, Spring