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2014-15 Catalog

HIST - HISTORY

HIST A101: Western Civilization I (3 CR) 

Contact Hours:  3 + 0
Course Attributes: UAA GER Humanities Requirement.
A survey of the developments in Western Civilization from its origins in the ancient Near East to 1650.  The major social, political, economic, intellectual and cultural characteristics will be emphasized. 

HIST A102: Western Civilization II (3 CR) 

Contact Hours:  3 + 0
Course Attributes: UAA GER Humanities Requirement.
A survey of the developments in Western Civilization from 1650 to the present.  The major social, political, economic, intellectual and cultural characteristics will be emphasized. 

HIST A131: History of United States I (3 CR) 

Contact Hours:  3 + 0
Course Attributes: UAA GER Humanities Requirement.
A chronological overview of United States history from ancient America through the Civil War. Examines social, political, and economic forces that have shaped the country during the period.  Students will be introduced to primary sources and interpretations in American history. 

HIST A132: History of United States II (3 CR) 

Contact Hours:  3 + 0
Course Attributes: UAA GER Humanities Requirement.
A chronological overview of United States history from Reconstruction to the present.  Examines social, political, and economic forces that have shaped the country during the period.  Students will be introduced to primary sources and interpretations in American history.  

HIST A306: The Roman Empire (3 CR) 

Contact Hours: 3 + 0
Prerequisites: HIST A101 and HIST A225.
The Roman Empire from the assassination of Julius Caesar to the “fall” of the Empire in AD 476. Its principal focus is upon the political and social history of the Empire.

HIST A316: Twentieth Century Europe (3 CR) 

Contact Hours:  3 + 0
Prerequisites: HIST A102.
Examines the key political, social, economic, intellectual and cultural developments in 20th century Europe.  Special emphasis will be placed on the broad historical forces at work during the 20th century—such as war, revolution, fascism, communism, democracy, modernization, decolonization and globalism - and how both elites and ordinary people responded to a changing world.  

HIST A341: History of Alaska (3 CR) 

Contact Hours:  3 + 0
Prerequisites: HIST A132. Registration Restrictions: HIST A132 equivalent accepted with instructor permission.
Course Attributes: UAA GER Humanities Requirement.
An introduction to Alaska and its relationship to America and the world, including Alaska geography, Alaska Native anthropology, and a detailed chronological history of the 49th state. Topics include Russian exploration, occupation, and management; Native-Russian relations; the Alaska Purchase; U.S. military; missionaries; gold rushes; territorial era; statehood; Native land claims and corporations; oil development and the disposition and management of Alaska lands. 

HIST A377: Historiography: The Uses and Abuses of History (3 CR) 

Contact Hours:  3 + 0
Prerequisites: [HIST A101 and HIST A102] or [HIST A131 and HIST A132].  
Explores how historians “do” history by examining the various historical methods, theories, and approaches used to interpret and to understand the human past and its significance. Investigates the relationships between experiencing, remembering, and reconstructing the past. 

HIST A440: The American West Since 1850 (3 CR) 

Contact Hours:  3 + 0
Prerequisites: HIST A131 and HIST A132.
Study of major themes in Western American history, including economic, social and ideological change, and the historiography of the American West. 

 
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