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History (HIST)

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HIST 101 | WESTERN CIVILIZATION I  (3 credits)
Interpretive survey of cultural continuity from 3000 B.C. to the end of the European Middle Ages (c. 1500).
Offered: Fall

HIST 102 | WESTERN CIVILIZATION II  (3 credits)
An interpretive survey course with an emphasis on various intellectual, political, economic and social movements in Western Europe from the late 15th Century into the 20th Century.
Offered: Spring

HIST 103 | UNITED STATES TO 1877  (3 credits)
Survey of early American history, including old world background, transformations of British institutions into American institutions, revolution, and the establishment of the Union with its temporary breakup in the Civil War.
Offered: Fall (on Campus ) & Spring (Online)

HIST 104 | UNITED STATES SINCE 1877  (3 credits)
This is a survey of American History spanning the post-Civil War period, the late 19th Century and into the 20th Century. It notes the transformation of an isolationist, agrarian nation into an urban, industrial, and world power; with an emphasis of the resulting domestic maladjustments [or societal unrest].
Offered: Fall (Online) & Spring (on Campus)

HIST 110 | HISTORIC BASEBALL  (1 credit)
This mini-course presents an overview of how "the national pastime" of baseball evolved in the 19th century and into the early 20th century. Attention will be given on how baseball came into our region and students will assist in researching how early baseball came into their communities.
Offered: By Demand

HIST 220 | NORTH DAKOTA HISTORY  (3 credits)
A survey emphasizing settlement and development, noting the consequences of the state's climate and settlers on the situation in which it now finds itself. Special attention is paid to the Nonpartisan League and the evolution of isolationist sentiment among North Dakotans.
Offered: Fall

HIST 223 | HISTORY OF THE LEWIS & CLARK EXPEDITION  (3 credits)
A historical overview of the motivation, preparations, and exploits of the 'Corps of Discovery' (1804-1806) led by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. Their successes, failures, and legacies will be examined.
Offered: Fall (Even Years)

HIST 228 | SELECTED READINGS IN EUROPEAN HISTORY  (1-3 credits) 
Under arrangement and advisement by the instructor, students may earn credit by doing research and reading in specialized areas and presenting the findings in formally written reviews.
Offered: By Arrangement

HIST 229 | SELECTED READINGS IN AMERICAN HISTORY  (1-3 credits)
Under arrangement and advisement by the instructor, students may earn credit by doing research and reading in specialized areas and presenting the findings in formally written reviews.
Offered: By Arrangement

HIST 255 | THE GREAT WAR: WWI AND THE 20TH CENTURY (3 credits)
A historical overview of the events leading up to and causes of the Great War will be examined. What expectations the war brought to the combatants and its eventual impact upon European & American societies in the diplomatic, economic, social, military & intellectual areas will also be assessed. Finally, how the war marked those involved and the tone set for the remainder of the 20th century up to the world today will be addressed.
Offered: By Demand 

HIST 257 | THE COLD WAR  (3 credits)
This course is an examination of the historical backgrounds, motivations/actions, and key events of a period colloquially termed "The Cold War;" primarily the relations between the United States and the Soviet Union, on a global scale, from the year 1945 through the 1990's.
Offered: By Demand

HIST 299 | SPECIAL TOPICS  (1-3 credits)
Prerequisite: Departmental approval.

Designed to meet students' needs or interests; utilize particular faculty expertise in a varied environment.
Offered: By Demand