Department of History

Undergraduate Lower-Division Courses

Students will choose from a list of historical topics and study the topic through one secondary (scholarly) and one primary (contemporary) work. Exercises will emphasize critical reading and writing. Prer., Freshmen and Sophomores only or students new to the UCCS History department.

  • 1 Credit

A survey of major political, economic, religious, and social themes of the ancient world, from the beginnings of civilization in the Near East to the end of the Roman empire in the West. Students will read a selection of original sources.

  • 3 Credits

A survey of Southeast Asian society, culture, politics and economy, from early Southeast Asian civilizations to the present. Approved for LAS Humanities area and Global Awareness requirements. Approved for Compass Curriculum requirement: Inclusiveness (Global/Diversity); Explore-Arts, Humanities, and Cultures. GT-HI1.

  • 3 Credits

A survey of major political, economic, religious and social developments in Europe from the end of the Roman Empire to 1500. This also includes a brief examination of the rise of Islam and the survival of Byzantium. Students will read a selection of original sources. GT-HI1.

  • 3 Credits

A survey of major political, economic, social, and cultural developments from the Reformation through the era of the French revolution. Students will read a selection of original sources. GT-HI1.

  • 3 Credits

A survey of major political, economic, social, and cultural developments from the fall of Napoleon until today. Students will read a selection of original sources. GT-HI1.

  • 3 Credits

Survey of South Asian society, culture, politics and economy, from the birth of Indian civilization to the present. Approved for LAS Humanities area and Global Awareness requirements. Approved for Compass Curriculum requirement: Inclusiveness (Global/Diversity); Explore-Arts, Humanities, and Cultures. GT-HI1.

  • 3 Credits

The evolution of Chinese society, economy, culture and political systems from the birth of Chinese civilization to the present. Approved for LAS Humanities area and Global Awareness requirements. Approved for Compass Curriculum requirement: Inclusiveness (Global/Diversity); Explore-Arts, Humanities, and Cultures. GT-HI1.

  • 3 Credits

Surveys contemporary China from 1949 to the present. Covers major dimensions of People’s Republic of China including its politics, diplomacy, military, social policies, economy, ethnicity, ideology, culture, and art. Approved for Compass Curriculum requirement: Inclusiveness (Global/Diversity); Explore-Arts, Humanities, and Cultures.

  • 3 Credits

A survey of Japanese society, culture, politics and economy, from the birth of Japanese civilization to the present. Approved for LAS Humanities area and Global Awareness requirements. Approved for Compass Curriculum requirement: Inclusiveness (Global/Diversity); Explore-Arts, Humanities, and Cultures. GT-HI1.

  • 3 Credits

A survey course covering the history of the Middle East. Special attention will be given to the birth of Islam; the Ottoman empire; European imperialism; the birth of Israel; the Six-Day War; the Camp David accords; the tragedy of Lebanon; the Iranian revolution; the Gulf War; and steps for peace.

  • 3 Credits

Survey of the political, social and economic development of Latin America from pre-Columbian beginnings to 1810. Approved for LAS Humanities area and Global Awareness requirements. Approved for Compass Curriculum requirements: Inclusiveness (Global/Diversity); Explore-Arts, Humanities, and Cultures; Writing Intensive. GT-HI1.

  • 3 Credits

Survey of the political, social, and economic development of Latin America since 1810. Approved for LAS Humanities area and Global Awareness requirements. Approved for Compass Curriculum requirements: Inclusiveness (Global/Diversity); Explore-Arts, Humanities, and Cultures; Writing Intensive. GT-HI1.

  • 3 Credits

Survey of the development of the U.S. from the colonial period through the ratification of the Constitution, with emphasis on causes, events, and results of the American Revolution. Approved for Compass Curriculum requirement: Explore-Arts, Humanities, and Cultures. GT-HI1.

  • 3 Credits

Survey of the major issues related to interpretation of the Jeffersonian and Jacksonian eras with emphasis on the challenges derived from westward expansion and the social, economic, and political factors contributing to disunion and civil war. Approved for Compass Curriculum requirement: Explore-Arts, Humanities, and Cultures. GT-HI1.

  • 3 Credits

Survey of the economic, social and political development of industrial America from the reconstruction through World War I. GT-HI1.

  • 3 Credits

Survey of America’s social, political, economic and cultural history during the time the U.S. has been a world power. The roots of contemporary society, with emphasis on the emergence of a multicultural America. GT-HI1.

  • 3 Credits

Survey of the political, social, economic, and intellectual currents in the Middle East from 610 C.E. until World War I. Approved for LAS Humanities and Global Awareness requirements. Approved for Compass Curriculum requirements: Inclusiveness (Global/Diversity); Explore-Arts, Humanities, and Cultures; Writing Intensive.

  • 3 Credits

Survey of the political, social, economic, and intellectual currents in the Middle East from World War II until the present. Approved for LAS Humanities area and Global Awareness requirements. Approved for Compass Curriculum requirement: Inclusiveness (Global/Diversity); Explore-Arts, Humanities, and Cultures.

  • 3 Credits
 
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