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History

HIST 1101 -- Minnesota History,   3 credits Search Current Course Schedule
Common Course Outline
(Meets MnTC Goal 5)

Survey of Minnesota history - the people, institutions and cultural traditions from geologic origins to the present. Includes such topics as Ice Age, indigenous peoples, exploration and the French fur trade, red-white relations, the treaty process, and social, economic and political developments. May include field trips to historic sites.


HIST 1103 -- Contemporary World History,   3 credits Search Current Course Schedule
Common Course Outline
(Meets MnTC Goal 5 and 8)

Recommended Skills, Abilities, or Coursework: One year of U.S. and World History in high school is recommended

Historical analysis of the contemporary world in global perspective from the aftermath of World War II to the present. Topics surveyed will include such areas as WWII and the Peace, Cold War containment, global, social and economic patterns, neo-imperialism, decolonization's, peace initiatives; local and international perspectives of global conditions and events; and global terrorism.


HIST 1110 -- World War II,   3 credits Search Current Course Schedule
Common Course Outline
(Meets MnTC Goal 5 and 8)

Recommended Skills, Abilities, or Coursework: One year of U.S. or World History in high school is recommended

Historical introduction to WWII including analysis of such topics as the causes of war and peace; strategy, tactics and technologies in the major theatres; political and military leadership; and war crimes.


HIST 1111 -- Modern World Civilizations I: 1500-1870,   4 credits Search Current Course Schedule
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(Meets MnTC Goal 5 and 8)

Recommended Skills, Abilities, or Coursework: One social science and/or writing course at college level recommended

Survey of world civilizations from about 1500-1870 emphasizing major historical transformations and processes that have shaped the interrelated global experience. Topics include Reformation, colonization, mercantile imperialism, Enlightenment, the French Revolution, 19th Century Liberalism, industrialization, urbanization, socialism and nationalism as they have affected life in Europe, Middle East, Asia, South America, and Africa.


HIST 1121 -- Modern World Civilizations II: 1870 to the Present,   4 credits Search Current Course Schedule
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(Meets MnTC Goal 5 and 8)

Recommended Skills, Abilities, or Coursework: One social science and/or writing course at college level recommended

Survey of world civilizations from about 1870 to the present emphasizing major historical transformations and processes that have shaped the global experience. Topics include capitalism and imperialism, social turmoil in the West, Russian Revolution, World War I, totalitarianism, world depression, World War II, the Cold War and neo-imperialism, decolonization and globalization, as they have affected life in Europe, Middle East, Asia, South America and Africa.


HIST 1141 -- Ancient and Medieval World History,   4 credits Search Current Course Schedule
Common Course Outline
(Meets MnTC Goal 2 and 5)

Recommended Skills, Abilities, or Coursework: One social science course and one writing course at college level

Survey of human pre-history, the agricultural revolution, and rise and fall of civilizations in Africa, Asia, the Americas, and Europe from ancient through the medieval period.


HIST 1160 -- History of Africa,   4 credits Search Current Course Schedule
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Recommended Skills, Abilities, or Coursework: One social science and/or writing course at college level recommended

A study of the history of Africa, from pre-historic times to the present, that explores the rich and diverse heritage of the African peoples, the myths, stereotypes of and the historical dynamic between the West and Africa and its impact in today's world, and develops an understanding of both Africa's potential and the social, economic and political difficulties facing the continent in the modern age.


HIST 1189 -- Topics:,   Search Current Course Schedule
Common Course Outline
This course has been developed as a potential permanent course. The course must follow all the same policies and procedures related to curriculum outlined by the college. It does not duplicate existing course offerings. Refer to course notes for specific course description.


HIST 2211 -- U.S. History I,   4 credits Search Current Course Schedule
Common Course Outline
(Meets MnTC Goal 5 and 9)

Survey of U.S. History to about 1876 including such topics as indigenous peoples, exploration, colonial times, the American Revolution and Constitution, the young republic, growth of democracy, territorial expansion, slavery, Civil War, and Reconstruction.


HIST 2221 -- U.S. History II,   4 credits Search Current Course Schedule
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(Meets MnTC Goal 5 and 9)

Survey of U.S. history from about 1877-present including such topics as industrialization, Populist protest, U.S. imperialism, progressivism, the Great War, the Great Depression, the New Deal, WWII, and the post-war era.


HIST 2240 -- America in the Vietnam Era,   3 credits Search Current Course Schedule
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(Meets MnTC Goal 7 and 9)

Recommended Skills, Abilities, or Coursework: One college-level social science and/or writing course is recommended

Historical introduction to the Vietnam War and the dramatic social, economic, cultural and political transformations of the Vietnam era. Includes the French Conquest, rise of nationalism, WWII and Cold War containment, secret CIA operations, civil rights movement, Environmental movement, Black Power, counterculture, political murder, anti-war movement, Watergate, Pentagon/VA transgressions, normalizations.


HIST 2242 -- History of Women in Modern America,   3 credits Search Current Course Schedule
Common Course Outline
(Cross-listed as WOST 2242)

(Meets MnTC Goal 5 and 7)

This course examines women's experiences in America from 1900 to the present. We will consider the relationship between race, class, gender and sexuality as we learn about women's roles as reformers, consumers, activists, students, mothers, workers, immigrants, etc. Topics covered include: African-American women and the "Jim Crow" south, women's participation in reform movements, the achievement of the right to vote and the debate about the Equal Rights Amendment, women in the "Roaring Twenties" and Great Depression, the "Feminine Mystique" and Cold War America, women's participation in major social movements such as the Civil Rights Movement, the anti-Vietnam War movement, the Black Power movement, and the Women's Rights Movement. We will read extensively from original documents ("primary sources") for class discussion and to develop critical-thinking skills about historical methods.


HIST 2262 -- History of Britain in the Middle Ages,   3 credits Search Current Course Schedule
Common Course Outline
(Meets MnTC Goal 2 and 5)

Recommended Skills, Abilities, or Coursework: College level history course is recommended

This course will provide a survey of the history of Britain; from the ancient period including the Celts (Roman invasion, Artorius (Arthur legend), Angles/Saxons/Jutes), through the High Middle Ages (Viking invasions, Celtic Church, Roman Church, Norman Invasion), up to the end of the fourteenth century (Magna Carta, Crusades, Scottish War for Independence, Welsh Rebellion, Hundred Years War, etc.).


HIST 2282 -- Warfare in the Ancient and Medieval World,   3 credits Search Current Course Schedule
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(Meets MnTC Goal 2 and 5)

Recommended Skills, Abilities, or Coursework: Hist 1141

Historical introduction to warfare in the ancient and medieval world including analysis of such topics as the causes of war and peace; strategy, tactics and technologies in Europe and the Middle East; and political and military leadership.


HIST 2299 -- Independent Study,   Search Current Course Schedule
Common Course Outline
Independent Study allows a student to earn credit while participating in a supervised learning experience in a community-based or work setting. Students must have successfully completed two courses in the discipline in which they want to undertake independent study. Forms are available in the Educational Services Office. All arrangements must be made prior to registration for the semester in which the project is scheduled and must be approved by the appropriate Dean of Educational Services. In addition, a project outline must be approved by the instructor who will supervise the student's work.


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