Academic Catalog 2014.2015 - page 95

History and Political Studies
first semester and from the 17th century to present in the
second semester.
H228 U. S. History Comprehensive (3)
A broad survey integrating significant political, economic,
geographical, social, and cultural developments from
colonial times to the present.
H241, 242 U.S. History I, II (3, 3)
A  two-semester examination of noteworthy political,
geographical, social, cultural and economic trends in the
United States to 1900 first semester and since the late 19
century second semester. To fulfill the general education
requirement for one 3-credit U.S. history class, students
can take H241, H242, or H228.
H343 U.S. Constitutional History (3)
A broad survey of U.S. Constitutional history beginning
with the influences of English Common Law and Colonial
constitutional practices to the present Reinquist Court.
Case law is integrated within the historical contexts so
that students will understand the inter-relatedness between
American history and jurisprudence.
H421 Historical Research Techniques (3)
A course on research methods in history, introducing
both traditional research techniques and contemporary
computer-based strategies. Problems in writing and
documentation will also be addressed, while historiography
comprises a main topic for readings.
H492 Senior Seminar in History (3)
A capstone course involving a review of historiography
issues as well as historical data to prepare history majors for
national tests. Should be taken during the second semester
of the senior year.
H323 Early National Period of the U.S. (3)
A study of formative political, economic, geographical,
social, diplomatic, and cultural developments between 1789
and 1848. Topics include constitutional questions, origins
and evolution of political parties, early industrialization,
wars with Britain, Mexico and Native Americans, and
Jacksonian era democratic and social reforms.
H324 The United States from 1900 to 1941 (3)
Social, cultural, economic, geographic, political, and
diplomatic developments in the U.S. from the beginning
of the 20
century to the bombing of Pearl Harbor.
Major topics include the progressive movement, WWI,
the Roaring Twenties, and the Great Depression.
H325 The United States from 1941 to 1973 (3)
Social, cultural, economic, geographic, political, and
diplomatic developments in the United States from Pearl
Harbor to the end of the Vietnam War. The following
topics are included: WWII, various Cold War conflicts,
1960s protests, debates over the welfare state, and Civil
Rights movements for African-Americans, other minority
groups, and women.
H326 Contemporary United States History (3)
Social, cultural, economic, geographical, political, and
diplomatic developments in the United States from
approximately 1968 to the present. The following topics
are addressed: post-industrial economics, the end of the
Cold War, and various manifestations of the “culture
H332 California: Past & Present (3)
A study of cultural, economic, geographical, and political
developments in California starting with its Native-
American residents, through the Spanish and Mexican
periods and continuing to its present multicultural state.
California’s present government structure is also examined.
H335 Colonial & Revolutionary America (3)
An examination of economic, political, social, geographical
and cultural developments in the North American colonies
from their discovery to the writing of the Constitution in
1787. Topics include the clash of Native-American and
European cultures, colonial religious beliefs and practices,
the institutionalization of slavery, formative experiences
in self-government and the ideologies of the Revolution
and Constitution.
H353 U.S. Diplomatic History (3)
A survey of U.S. foreign relations events, policies and
policy-makers for the United States from the colonial
era to the present. Geopolitics since WWII receives extra
emphasis to facilitate an understanding of the context for
contemporary international relations.
H363 Ethnic America (3)
An examination of the historical conditions and
contributions of Native-Americans, African-Americans,
Hispanic-Americans, Asian-Americans and various
European-Americans from the colonial era to the present.
Geographical implications of settlement and residential
patterns are also explored.
H424 Civil War & Reconstruction (3)
An examination of political, social, economic and military
facets of the Civil War and Reconstruction periods,
including such topics as: the nature of the Union under
the Constitution, the importance of regional economic
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