History LC-B (HISB)

HISB 101  The Asian World: A Historical Survey  (3 credits)  

A survey of Asian history with the emphasis on the traditional Asian world order and modern transformations of the Asian societies under western impact.

HISB 113M  The American Experience: The Colonial Legacy  (3 credits)  

This course will explore the history of the United States from colonial times to about 1865, with special emphasis of the religious and reform movements of the time period. The English 120 class will use literature of this period to highlight the experiences of these early settlers.

HISB 113U  The American Experience: The U.S. and the World  (3 credits)  

The United States and other countries faced a series of crises in the twentieth century: World War I, The Great Depression, World War II, and the collapse of Communism. This learning Community examines the interconnected crises by emphasizing how governments and political movements, through the promotion of particular ideas and doctrines, "created" a history or reality, shaped a shared culture, recruited, mobilized, and induced willing sacrifice. The curriculum of these courses stresses the analysis of propaganda and its effects in order to develop critical thinking and cross-disciplinary writing and research skills. Students will learn to distinguish fact from "fiction," analyze how facts best support generalization, understand and evaluate historical and cultural interpretations of facts. "Texts" for the Learning Community will include primary and secondary historical documents, literature, film, online sources, and visits to the Museum of Television and Radio.

HISB 131  The Asian World: A Historical Survey  (3 credits)  

A survey of Asian history with the emphasis on the traditional Asian world order and modern transformations of the Asian societies under western impact.