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US History I

Course Description:

United States History to 1877, HY 213 (HIST 2113, surveys the social, politi­cal economic history of the U.S. beginning with the European background and concluding with the Civil War.

Course Goals:

This course will survey the social, political, and economic history of the United States from the beginning of the European exploration until the conclusion of the Civil War.  At the conclusion of the course, the student will be familiar with the events of the time period, be able to determine the causes of events, place them in sequence, and relate them to the present.  Also, the student will be able to identify and explain the major social, economic, and political factors that have shaped United States history. 

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US History II

Course Description:

United States History Since 1877, HY 223 (HIST 2123), is a general survey of the history of the United States from the end of the Civil War to the present. Previous experience in the course U.S. History to 1877 would be helpful, but not required.

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American Federal Government

Course Description:

American Federal Government, PLS 213 (PLSC 2003), examines the Federal Government beginning with the Constitution, Congress, the Presidency and the Supreme Court. Students will be able to articulate definitions of important terms and be able to analyze important relationships between the electoral process, governmental institutions, and policy outcomes. The course will serve as an introduction to the principles, structure, processes and functions of the United States Federal Government and other related political activities.

Course Goals:

At the conclusion of the semester, the students will be able to demonstrate an adequate knowledge of the political process.  Students will be able to articulate definitions of important terms and be able to analyze important relationships between the electoral process, governmental institutions, and policy outcomes. 

Textbook: 

Politics in America by Thomas Dye

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Geography

Course Description:

Introductory Geography, GEOG 213 (GEOG 113), is a survey of the physical and cultural characteristics of the world environment. The course examines the inter-relationships between humankind and the physical world through the student’s understanding of maps, terms, devices and methods employed by geographers in their study of people and places.

Course Goals:

At the conclusion of the course, the student should have a working knowledge of the physical and cultural characteristics of the various regions of the world.  The student should also be able to discuss the issues facing each of those areas because of the various cultural and geographical issues that are present, along with any present efforts to work through those issues. 

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Western Civilization I

Course Description:

History of Western Civilization I, HY 113 (HIST 1213), is an introduction western civilization from its beginnings in Egypt, Greece and Rome through the rise of Christian Europe, to 1600. The course emphasizes interaction with the wider world, includ­ing North Africa and the Western Hemisphere (Byzantium, Islam, and Worlds of the Atlantic Oceans).

Course Goals:

At the conclusion of the course, all students will be able to identify the major events in the history of Western Civilization up to the year 1600.  Students will also be able to identify and explain the causes of those major events and discuss their effect on our society today.

Textbook: 

Western Civilization by Jackson J. Spielvogel

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Western Civilization II

Course Description:

Western Civilization II, HY 213 (HIST 1223), is a study of western civilization from 1600 to the present, emphasizing the sources and nature of European power down to the twentieth century.  The course emphasizes interaction with the wider world, including European imperialism in Africa and Asia.

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