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HIS 101 - History of Western Civilization I

Prerequisites: Completion of RDG 001 and/or RDG 002.

Description: The course begins with a brief survey of the foundations of modern Western Civilization in the ancient and medieval world. The rise of individualism, humanism and science, the growth of the state, the emergence of the middle class and the beginnings of the age of liberal revolutions are discussed as ingredients in the birth of the modern world. SUNY GEN ED-GWEH, GSBS; NCC GEN ED-SBS, WESH Offered: Fall, Winterim, Spring, Summer

Credit Hours: 3
Department: History/Pol Sci/Geography

HIS 102 - History of Western Civilization II

Prerequisites: Completion of RDG 001 and/or RDG 002.

Description: The second half of Western Civilization considers the historical forces and events that shaped the world in the 19th and 20th centuries. The course examines revolutions, nationalism, industrialization, imperialism, war, and the clash of Nazism, fascism, communism, and democracy. Other major components consist of the decline of colonialism, the atomic age, the Cold War, contemporary world conflicts, and prospects for the future. SUNY GEN ED-GWEH, GSBS; NCC GEN ED-SBS, WESH Offered: Fall, Winterim, Spring, Summer

Credit Hours: 3
Department: History/Pol Sci/Geography

HIS 103 - History of the United States I

Prerequisites: Completion of RDG 001 and/or RDG 002.

Description: The course covers the broad spectrum of American life through a survey of American social, cultural and political events. Included are such topics as the rise of colonial America; the American Revolution; the early national period of Washington, Adams, Jefferson and Hamilton; the westward movement; and the antislavery movement which climaxes with the bitter struggle of the Civil War. SUNY GEN ED-GSBS, GAMH; NCC GEN ED-SBS, WESH Offered: Fall, Winterim, Spring, Summer

Credit Hours: 3
Department: History/Pol Sci/Geography

HIS 104 - History of the United States II

Prerequisites: Completion of RDG 001 and/or RDG 002.

Description: This second half of the American history sequence picks up the American story with the era of Reconstruction and moves on to mark the growth of industrial America, the expanding frontier with its Indian wars, the Progressive Era, the expansion of American foreign interests, the Great Depression, and the rise and image of modern America. Designed to reveal this nation's colorful and remarkable past in the modern era, the course seeks to examine the impact recent events have had on the creation of modern American society, culture, politics and world affairs. SUNY GEN ED-GSBS, GAMH; NCC GEN ED-SBS, WESH Offered: Fall, Winterim, Spring, Summer

Credit Hours: 3
Department: History/Pol Sci/Geography

HIS 105 - The World, 1945-Present

Prerequisites: Completion of RDG 001

Description: With its focus on the present, this course is designed to give students an understanding of the world they live in, how it was born out of the past and how it is creating the future. Recent international conflicts, social change and expectations of the future are explored in the framework of the nuclear age. SUNY GEN ED-GSBS; NCC GEN ED-GLNW, SBS, HISD Offered: Fall, Winterim, Spring, Summer

Credit Hours: 3
Department: History/Pol Sci/Geography

HIS 106 - U.S.A., 1945-Present

Prerequisites: Completion of RDG 001

Description: This course deals with America in the nuclear age, its recovery from World War II and its growing domination of the Western world. The course covers the dramatic changes in American society at home and its entanglements abroad in an effort to contain Russian and Chinese power. Domestic transformation of the Kennedy-Johnson period, the upheaval of Watergate, the Reagan "revolution", and contemporary issues in American life conclude the course. SUNY GEN ED-GAMH, GSBS; NCC GEN ED-SBS, WESH Offered: Fall, Winterim, Spring, Summer

Credit Hours: 3
Department: History/Pol Sci/Geography

HIS 107 - A Pictorial Approach to European History Since 1500

Prerequisites: Completion of RDG 001 and/or RDG 002.

Description: This course offers a unique approach to European history using media as a major part of each class period. Slides and films of great masterpieces are used to illuminate selected historical periods giving the class discussions visual impact not available in ordinary history presentations. SUNY GEN ED-GWEH, GSBS; NCC GEN ED-SBS, WESH

Credit Hours: 3
Department: History/Pol Sci/Geography

HIS 108 - Honors History: Western Roots I

Prerequisites: Completion of RDG 001 and/or RDG 002.

Description: This course traces the roots of Western Civilization beginning with a survey of the Judeo-Christian and Greco-Roman traditions and concluding with the Age of Enlightenment and revolutionary upheavals through 1789 that helped usher in the modern world. The course is designed for honors students only and includes extensive reading in primary and secondary source materials. SUNY GEN ED-GSBS, GWEH; NCC GEN ED-SBS, WESH

Credit Hours: 3
Department: History/Pol Sci/Geography

HIS 109 - Honors History: Western Roots II

Prerequisites: Completion of RDG 001 and/or RDG 002 and by invitation.

Description: This second half of Honors Western Civilization studies the development of the Western world from 1789 to the present. The course considers that great events and forces that have shaped our Atlantic world: revolutions, nationalism, industrialization, imperialism, war, and conflict between fascism, communism, and democracy to the present day. This course is designed for honors students only and includes extensive reading in primary and secondary source materials. SUNY GEN ED-GWEH, GSBS; NCC GEN ED-SBS, WESH

Credit Hours: 3
Department: History/Pol Sci/Geography

HIS 110 - History of Contemporary Africa

Prerequisites: Completion of RDG 001 and/or RDG 002.

Description: (Dual listed with AFR 143) The study of African independence movements; discussion of the problems of post-independent Africa, such as nation building, strategies of development, education, pan-Africanism; and problems of democracy in southern Africa. SUNY GEN ED-GSBS, GOWC; NCC GEN ED-SBS, GLNW Offered: Fall, Spring

Credit Hours: 3
Department: History/Pol Sci/Geography

HIS 124 - Women in the Western World

Prerequisites: Completion of RDG 001 and/or RDG 002.

Description: A focus on the role of women as a significant force in the development of the Western world. The course examines, in historical context, the factors which have determined women's place over the centuries, compares the situation of women in capitalist, socialist, and fascist societies, and surveys contemporary European feminist movements. SUNY GEN ED-GSBS, GWEH; NCC GEN ED-SBS, WESH, PLDI

Credit Hours: 3
Department: History/Pol Sci/Geography

HIS 125 - The Role of Women in American History

Prerequisites: Completion of RDG 001 and/or RDG 002.

Description: Women's history offers an important new dimension to the study of American society. This course examines the vital role ordinary women have played in American life for 350 years, the experiences and achievements of women, and the successes and failures of the feminist movements. SUNY GEN ED-GSBS, GAMH; NCC GEN ED-SBS, WESH, PLDI

Credit Hours: 3
Department: History/Pol Sci/Geography

HIS 130 - Ethnic Groups in American History

Prerequisites: Completion of RDG 001 and/or RDG 002.

Description: An exploration of American history through the eyes, ears and emotions of its immigrants - the experiences of Italians and Jews, Irish and Germans, Chinese and Mexicans, and others. Common problems of adjustment, acceptance and assimilation faced by these groups teach us about America. Guest speakers, films and tapes are utilized throughout the course to probe the meaning and bring to life the history of ethnic groups in America. SUNY GEN ED-GSBS, GAMH; NCC GEN ED-SBS, PLDI

Credit Hours: 3
Department: History/Pol Sci/Geography

HIS 136 - History of Latinos in the U.S.

Prerequisites: Completion of RDG 001

Description: This course explores major social, economic and political developments in the history of the various Latino communities of the United States from the mid-19th century to the present. Attention is given to such long-term processes as community formation, Latino immigration to the U.S., religion, and group identity. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-SBS, PLDI

Credit Hours: 3
Department: History/Pol Sci/Geography

HIS 137 - Native Americans

Prerequisites: Completion of RDG 001 and/or RDG 002.

Description: A survey of Native peoples in United States history and popular culture, from contact to the present. Emphasis centers on comparing and contrasting the different Native American groups in the United States; their respective responses over time to the influx of peoples from outside the western hemisphere, and the developing relationship between these groups and what became the dominant political and social U.S. institutions and people. There will be a special emphasis on indigenous peoples of Long Island particularly and New York generally. In addition, this course will look at the ever-changing images and/or stereotypes of Native Americans in U.S. culture. SUNY GEN ED-GSBS, GAMH; NCC GEN ED-SBS, PLDI

Credit Hours: 3
Department: History/Pol Sci/Geography

HIS 140 - Nassau County: History and Government

Prerequisites: Completion of RDG 001

Description: (Dual listed with POL 111) A review of the development of what is now Nassau County from pre-Colonial times to the present day. Emphasis is placed upon the governmental-administrative structure of the county and the major problems facing urban-suburban communities. Field trips and guest speakers are utilized to complement class work. SUNY GEN ED-GSBS; NCC GEN ED-SBS

Credit Hours: 3
Department: History/Pol Sci/Geography

HIS 150 - History of the American Labor Movement

Prerequisites: Completion of RDG 001 and/or RDG 002.

Description: This course explores the dramatic and inspiring history of working men and women as they struggle to improve life for themselves and their children. Students trace the history of the American labor movement from Colonial times to the present. Emphasis is placed on the theory, strategy, and goals of the organized labor movement. Students are also introduced to the concept and techniques of collective bargaining. Films, speakers, and resources on Long Island are utilized to complement class discussion. SUNY GEN ED-GAMH, GSBS; NCC GEN ED-SBS

Credit Hours: 3
Department: History/Pol Sci/Geography

HIS 161 - World History: Antiquity to 1500

Prerequisites: Completion of RDG 001 and/or RDG 002.

Description: This course examines major developments in world history, from the emergence of the earliest civilizations to about 1500 C.E. How various civilizations conceptualized and responded to issues such as the nature of god(s), human nature, gender roles and relationships, and the environment are explored. Technological developments and economic, political, and social structures are also studied. SUNY GEN ED-GSBS, GOWC; NCC GEN ED-GLNW, SBS, PLDI

Credit Hours: 3
Department: History/Pol Sci/Geography

HIS 162 - World History: 1500 to the Present

Prerequisites: Completion of RDG 001 and/or RDG 002.

Description: This course examines important developments and interactions in world history from the age of exploration and European expansion to the present. Major formative elements of the modern world such as industrialization, democracy, imperialism, nationalism, secularism, feminism, socialism, fascism, human rights, and technological developments are explored. SUNY GEN ED-GSBS; NCC GEN ED-GLNW, SBS, PLDI

Credit Hours: 3
Department: History/Pol Sci/Geography

HIS 176 - African-American History I

Prerequisites: Completion of RDG 001

Description: (Dual Listed with AFR 140) A survey of the African-American experience in the New World, from the advent of the African slave trade to the Civil War and the Reconstruction Era. Emphasis centers on the African background, the cultural heritage of the African-Americans, slavery and a legacy of racial discrimination. SUNY GEN ED-GSBS, GAMH; NCC GEN ED-SBS, WESH, PLDI

Credit Hours: 3
Department: History/Pol Sci/Geography

HIS 177 - African American History II

Prerequisites: HIS 176 or permission of Chairperson, completion of RDG 001

Description: (Dual listed with AFR 141) A survey of the African American experience since the Reconstruction Era to the post World War II period and the current scene. Emphasis centers on the Civil Rights Movement, the Harlem Renaissance, the Black Revolution and the philosophies of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, Jesse Jackson, Angela Davis, Cynthia Boston, Willie McGee and the "exiled" leaders of the contemporary scene. SUNY GEN ED-GSBS, GAMH; NCC GEN ED-SBS, WESH, PLDI Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Credit Hours: 3
Department: History/Pol Sci/Geography

HIS 178 - History of the Black Woman

Prerequisites: Completion of RDG 001

Description: (Dual listed with AFR 200) An historical examination of the image, role and treatment of the Black Woman in America from the Age of Slavery to the advent of the feminist movement and the contemporary scene. Emphasis centers on the burdens of racism, sexism, single-parent motherhood, welfare, Black female and male relationships, sterilization, the Black family and the issues of Black Women's liberation, women's lib and the ERA amendment. SUNY GEN ED-GSBS, GAMH; NCC GEN ED-SBS, WESH, PLDI Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Credit Hours: 3
Department: History/Pol Sci/Geography

HIS 180 - Health, Disease and Western History

Prerequisites: Completion of RDG 001 and/or RDG 002.

Description: In all eras disease has been a shaper of human affairs. It has affected the life of empires and the outcome of wars, helped alter the economy and the structure of society, and evoked outbursts of mass unrest. It continues to challenge the development of civilization. The course examines the impact of disease on Western history; the efforts of Western society to deal with disease through magic, religion, and science; and the role of disease as the theme of art, literature and popular culture. SUNY GEN ED-GSBS, GWEH; NCC GEN ED-SBS, WESH

Credit Hours: 3
Department: History/Pol Sci/Geography

HIS 190 - The History of Sports in America

Prerequisites: Completion of RDG 001

Description: This course examines the evolution of sports in the context of American history. From the colonial era to the present, sports have been a mirror of the larger history of the nation. The course traces the growth of sports, both amateur & professional with an emphasis on the refining rules & organization, the role of the media & the changes that have taken place within the sporting world. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-SBS

Credit Hours: 3
Department: History/Pol Sci/Geography

HIS 205 - The Ancient World

Prerequisites: Completion of RDG 001 and/or RDG 002.

Description: The peoples of ancient Mediterranean, African, Near Eastern, Asian and Celtic worlds and pre-contact America are the subjects of this course. Each civilization, with an emphasis on their art and literature, manners and morals, scientific and technological inventions, political, military, and economic institutions, triumphs and failures, is considered first in its own context, and then with reference to how, when, and with what consequences ancient civilizations affected one another. SUNY GEN ED-GSBS, GOWC; NCC GEN ED-SBS, GLNW SUNY EN ED-GHUM; NCC GEN ED-HUM, WESH Fall Only

Credit Hours: 3
Department: History/Pol Sci/Geography

HIS 206 - The Medieval World

Prerequisites: Completion of RDG 001 and/or RDG 002.

Description: The course focuses on the new civilization which emerged from the ruins of the Greco-Roman world. The role of the Medieval church, feudalism, chivalry, and witchcraft in shaping this seminal period is explored together with the medieval world's contribution to the making of modern day political, economic and cultural traditions. SUNY GEN ED-GSBS, GWEH; NCC GEN ED-SBS, WESH

Credit Hours: 3
Department: History/Pol Sci/Geography

HIS 207 - Early Modern Europe

Prerequisites: Completion of RDG 001 and/or RDG 002.

Description: This course covers the period in European history from 1500 to 1763, one in which the values, life-styles and power structure of the Middle Ages were consistently challenged by new forces which were ultimately victorious and laid the groundwork for the modern era. More than just a period of transition, the epoch includes some of the more creative and turbulent chapters in the history of European civilization. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-SBS, WESH

Credit Hours: 3
Department: History/Pol Sci/Geography

HIS 209 - Twentieth-Century Europe

Prerequisites: Completion of RDG 001 and/or RDG 002.

Description: A study of Europe in the 20th century, beginning with the foundations in 1870 and continuing to the present. The course examines the former world dominance of Europe and traces developments leading to its present status in the world community. Topics studied intensively include the origins of World War I, the impact of the Russian Revolution, the rise of fascism, and World War II, as well as the significant cultural, social and intellectual trends that shaped this epoch in European history. SUNY GEN ED-GSBS, GWEH; NCC GEN ED-SBS, WESH

Credit Hours: 3
Department: History/Pol Sci/Geography

HIS 210 - The Modern Middle East

Prerequisites: A prior history course or permission of instructor, completion of RDG 001 and/or RDG 002.

Description: This course examines the multifaceted history of the Middle East, broadly construed as a geographic and cultural region, since the 18th century. Topics include religious and cultural traditions and varieties, gender issues, and the challenges and choices facing Middle Eastern states and societies in recent years. Regional conflicts, religious radicalism, and terrorism will be addressed. SUNY GEN ED-GSBS, GOWC; NCC GEN ED-SBS, GLNW, PLDI

Credit Hours: 3
Department: History/Pol Sci/Geography

HIS 212 - History of the Islamic World

Prerequisites: English 101 or one history course or permission of the instructor. Completion of RDG 001 and/or RDG 002.

Description: This course examines the early and modern history of Islamic societies and of Muslims in local and global contexts, including Africa, Central and South Asia, the Pacific, and the West. The course addresses topics such as politics and statecraft; religious and cultural traditions and varieties; gender roles; and the challenges and choices that Muslim societies and individuals have faced in medieval, early modern, and modern times. SUNY GEN ED-GSBS, GOWC; NCC GEN ED-SBS, GLNW, PLDI

Credit Hours: 3
Department: History/Pol Sci/Geography

HIS 219 - Colonial Latin America

Prerequisites: Completion of RDG 001

Description: A survey history of Colonial Latin America, from the Age of Discovery and Conquest to the Independence Movement. Emphasis centers on the development and formation of Colonial Latin America, its political institutions and social problems. SUNY GEN ED- GSBS, GOWC; NCC GEN ED-SBS, GLNW, WESH, PLDI

Credit Hours: 3
Department: History/Pol Sci/Geography

HIS 220 - Modern Latin America

Prerequisites: Completion of RDG 001

Description: A history of Latin America in the 19th and 20th centuries dealing with the broad comparative features of the region's political, economic and social development. More specific analyses of national case studies are included together with a consideration of the frequent revolutions which have swept the nations of Latin America in the modern era. SUNY GEN ED-GSBS, GOWC; NCC GEN ED-SBS, GLNW, WESH, PLDI

Credit Hours: 3
Department: History/Pol Sci/Geography

HIS 221 - The Afro-Caribbean World

Prerequisites: AFR 140/HIS 176, HIS 220 or permission of instructor, completion of RDG 001

Description: (Dual Listed with AFR 203) An historical presentation of the African experience in the Caribbean nations of Cuba, Bahamas, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, and the nations of the Lesser Antilles, Trinidad and Tobago. Emphasis centers on the impact and effects of African slavery in the Caribbean, African contributions to the region, its cultural roots in Caribbean society, and the contemporary problems in the Caribbean today. SUNY GEN ED-GSBS, GOWC; NCC GEN ED-SBS, GLNW, WESH, PLDI Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Credit Hours: 3
Department: History/Pol Sci/Geography

HIS 222 - Modern Mexico and Central America

Prerequisites: Completion of RDG 001.

Description: This course examines the history of Mexico and Central America from independence in the 1820s to the present. Attention will be paid to political events, such as the Wars of Independence, the Mexican Revolution and the Sandinista and FMLN movements, and to such long-term processes as the relationships among agrarian development, social movements and state-building. SUNY GEN ED-GSBS, GOWC; NCC GEN ED-SBS, GLNW, WESH, PLDI

Credit Hours: 3
Department: History/Pol Sci/Geography

HIS 228 - Modern China

Prerequisites: Completion of RDG 001 and/or RDG 002.

Description: A survey of Chinese history & culture in the 20th Century. The course reviews the impact of the West on China in the modern era. Emphasis is placed on the Revolution of 1911, which ushered in the Republican era, the rise of Chinese Communism, & the present two-China situation. SUNY GEN ED- GSBS, GOWC; NCC GEN ED-SBS, GLNW, PLDI

Credit Hours: 3
Department: History/Pol Sci/Geography

HIS 230 - Modern Imperialism

Prerequisites: Completion of RDG 001 and/or RDG 002.

Description: This course examines Western Empire building and the struggle of colonized societies to gain independence. It begins by exploring the roots of imperialism in the 16th through the 18th centuries and continues with analysis of European imperialism in Africa and Asia in the 19th century. Motivations for imperial conquest, methods of rule, effects on the colonized societies and the United States expansionism in the 19th and 20th centuries are considered. This course also analyzes gender, race and the anti-colonial movements of the 20th century. It concludes with analysis of neocolonialism in the aftermath of the Cold War. SUNY GEN ED-GSBS, GWEH; NCC GEN ED-SBS, PLDI, WESH, GLNW

Credit Hours: 3
Department: History/Pol Sci/Geography

HIS 232 - The History of the Cold War

Prerequisites: Completion of RDG 001 and/or RDG 002.

Description: The course deals with one of the most significant areas of contemporary international conflict and tension: the mutual relationships among the United States, Russia, and China. Students probe the origins and development of the Cold War and peace in the 20th century. SUNY GEN ED-GSBS; NCC GEN ED-SBS, WESH

Credit Hours: 3
Department: History/Pol Sci/Geography

HIS 234 - History of Ireland

Prerequisites: Completion of RDG 001.

Description: (Formerly HIS 170) This course focuses on Celtic history, foreign invasions, early modern Ireland before emancipation, the great famine, land reform, home rule, the Easter uprising, the Irish Free State, the independent republic, Northern Ireland, the present discord and the Dublin-London-Belfast-American connection. SUNY GEN ED-GSBS; NCC GEN ED-SBS, WESH

Credit Hours: 3
Department: History/Pol Sci/Geography

HIS 235 - Russia Since Peter The Great

Prerequisites: HIS 102 and completion of RDG 001 and/or RDG 002.

Description: This course tries to make Russia less puzzling by examining the cultural, social and political elements which have gone into the making of modern Russia. In the process certain broad themes are considered, including Russia's place in Western tradition and the relationship between contemporary society and Russia's pre-revolutionary past. SUNY GEN ED-GSBS; NCC GEN ED- n/a

Credit Hours: 3
Department: History/Pol Sci/Geography

HIS 236 - History of Israel

Prerequisites: Completion of RDG 001 and/or RDG 002.

Description: (Formerly HIS 135) An interdisciplinary approach to the history of the modern state of Israel and the Jewish historical experience. Firsthand experiences and films are used in examination of the life and culture of modern Israel, including an in-depth study of the Arab-Jewish conflict. SUNY GEN ED-GSBS, GOWC; NCC GEN ED-SBS, PLDI

Credit Hours: 3
Department: History/Pol Sci/Geography

HIS 240 - Revolutions in the Modern World

Prerequisites: Completion of RDG 001 and/or RDG 002.

Description: A comparative study of revolutionary movements and ideologies from the time of Cromwell to the present, with an emphasis on the modern era. It deals with the causes and consequences of revolutions in their historical contexts, and discusses alternatives to violent overthrows of government as well as counter-revolutionary movements, past and present. The English, American, French, Russian, Chinese and Cuban revolutions are among those examined. GUNY GEN ED-GSBS, GOWC; NCC GEN ED-SBS, WESH

Credit Hours: 3
Department: History/Pol Sci/Geography

HIS 250 - Era of the American Revolution

Prerequisites: ENG 101 or permission of instructor, completion of RDG 001 and/or RDG 002.

Description: An in-depth view of the American struggle for independence, removing much of the mythology that surrounds this classic confrontation between colonies and mother country. Beginning with the French and Indian War, the course examines the crises leading to revolution, the military aspects of the war itself, and ends with a look at the new nation in its infancy. Particular attention is focused on both British and Colonial views toward independence, the conspiratorial activities of the radical revolutionary minority, and the roles played by various individuals on all sides of the struggle in the War for Independence. SUNY GEN ED-GSBS, GAMH; NCC GEN ED-SBS

Credit Hours: 3
Department: History/Pol Sci/Geography

HIS 255 - The Civil War and Reconstruction

Prerequisites: Completion of RDG 001 and/or RDG 002/

Description: The era of the Civil War and Reconstruction was the most traumatic in American history. The nation underwent an orgy of bloodshed and hatred, the aftereffects of which can still be seen to this day. This course examines the events and personalities of that turbulent era during which the nation was forged. SUNY GEN ED-GSBS, GAMH; NCC GEN ED-SBS

Credit Hours: 3
Department: History/Pol Sci/Geography

HIS 260 - Twentieth Century Genocide

Prerequisites: HIS 102, HIS 209, or permission of instructor, completion of RDG 001 and/or RDG 002.

Description: The subject matter of this course will be the history of ethnic/religious genocide during the 20th century. The topics covered will include the Armenian massacre of 1915-1918, the Jewish Holocaust (Final Solution) of World War II, as well as some contemporary examples of genocide, i.e. Bosnia, Rwanda, the Caucasus, etc. The prime emphasis will be on the Holocaust, with a focus on the lessons learned from this historical experience. SUNY GEN ED-GSBS; NCC GEN ED-SBS, PLDI

Credit Hours: 3
Department: History/Pol Sci/Geography

HIS 270 - Racism in the Modern World

Prerequisites: One prior history course, either HIS 101, HIS 102, HIS 103, HIS 104, HIS 105 or HIS 106, completion of RDG 001 and/or RDG 002.

Description: (Students who require ENG 001 or RDG 001 cannot take this course until these requirements are met.) This course examines the origins and development of the national forces and institutions that have shaped racial ideas and practices over the last 500 years. Through a variety of historical materials, students will explore the comparative aspects and dimensions of racism, from early European overseas conquests to contemporary struggles for national political power. SUNY GEN ED-GSBS, GWEH; NCC GEN ED-SBS, PLDI

Credit Hours: 3
Department: History/Pol Sci/Geography

HIS 280 - The Atlantic World 1450-1820

Prerequisites: Completion of RDG 001 and/or RDG 002

Description: The European navigations of the fifteenth century permanently connected four major continents and their distinct peoples many of whom before this time had no or only sporadic contact with one another. From 1450 onwards the Atlantic Oceans served as a "corridor" through which peoples, ideas, and things were exchanged and transformed. This course explores the Atlantic world created by this corridor by examining several themes: maritime exploration, European-Indian-African interactions, the rise of European imperialism in the Americas, the creation of Atlantic American communities in the Americas, the growth of an Atlantic economy, and rebellion and revolution in the Atlantic world. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-SBS, PLDI

Credit Hours: 3
Department: History/Pol Sci/Geography

HIS 290 - Religion in American History

Prerequisites: ENG 101.

Description: Religion has played an important role in the political, social, cultural, and intellectual history of America from the colonial era to the present. This course examines the diverse religions that have influenced and that have been influenced by the American past. Some of the belief systems considered are Protestant denominations, Roman Catholicism, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Mormonism, and African-American and Native-American religions. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-PLDI, SBS, WESH

Credit Hours: 3
Department: History/Pol Sci/Geography