History (HIST)

HIST 101  - European Civilization from Ancient Times to the Mid-17th Century  (3 Credits)  

The rise and development of European civilization from its Mediterranean origins through the Renaissance and Reformation.

Carolina Core: GHS

HIST 102  - European Civilization from the Mid-17th Century  (3 Credits)  

European development and expansion from the mid-17th century to the present.

Carolina Core: GHS

Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Global Learning

HIST 104  - Introduction to the Civilization of the Islamic Middle East  (3 Credits)  

An analysis which treats the major cultural elements of traditional Islamic civilization and then concentrates upon the reactions of the Arabs, Turks, and Iranians to the problems of adjusting to the modern world.

Carolina Core: GHS

Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Global Learning

HIST 105  - Introduction to East Asian Civilization  (3 Credits)  

The evolution of social, political, and cultural patterns in East Asia, with emphasis on the development of philosophical, religious, and political institutions and their relationship to literary and artistic forms in China and Japan.

Carolina Core: GHS

Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Global Learning

HIST 106  - Introduction to African History  (3 Credits)  

An examination of several traditional sub-Saharan African societies and of their political and economic transformation in the modern, colonial, and post-independence periods.

Carolina Core: GHS

Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Global Learning

HIST 109  - Introduction to Latin American Civilization  (3 Credits)  

A discussion of the political, cultural, and economic forces which have conditioned the development of institutions and ideas in Spanish and Portuguese America.

Carolina Core: GHS

Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Global Learning

HIST 111  - United States History to 1865  (3 Credits)  

A general survey of the United States from the era of discovery to 1865, emphasizing major political, economic, social, and intellectual developments. 

Carolina Core: GHS

HIST 112  - United States History since 1865  (3 Credits)  

A general survey of the United States from 1865 to the present, emphasizing major political, economic, social, and intellectual developments.  Honors sections are available for students in the honors program.

Carolina Core: GHS

HIST 334  - The History of Russia from the Earliest Times to the Mid-19th Century  (3 Credits)  

The earliest life on the steppe, the Kievan State, the foundations of Moscow, and the Russian empire to the reign of Nicholas I.

HIST 335  - The History of Modern Russia and the Soviet Union  (3 Credits)  

The decline of Imperial Russia, the Revolution of 1917, Lenin, Stalin, and the Soviet Union since Stalin.

HIST 347  - The Middle East in Modern Times  (3 Credits)  

The impact of modern civilization upon the Middle East, including the history of the Arab, Turkish, Iranian, and Israeli segments of the Middle East during the 19th and 20th centuries.

Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Global Learning, GLD: Professional and Civic Engagement Leadership Experiences

HIST 351  - Africa to 1800  (3 Credits)  

Social, cultural, economic, and political developments, focusing on internally and externally generated changes.

Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Global Learning

HIST 352  - Africa since 1800  (3 Credits)  

Commercial and religious revolutions of the 19th century, imposition and ending of formal colonial rule, and post-colonial issues.

Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Global Learning

HIST 385  - The Expansion of Christianity  (3 Credits)  

Critical epochs in the spread of Christianity. Consideration of the great crises that shaped the structure and form of Christianity during the last 20 centuries: the Hellenistic world; the medieval syntheses; the breakup of Western Christian unity; the transition to worldwide mission activity in the industrial age.

Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Global Learning

HIST 399  - Independent Study  (1-6 Credits)  

Contract approved by instructor, advisor, and department chair is required for undergraduate students.

Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Research

HIST 423  - History of Mexico  (3 Credits)  

Mexico from the pre-conquest period to the present, with an emphasis on modern Mexico.

Cross-listed course: LASP 442

HIST 442  - The Old South  (3 Credits)  

Development of Southern society and of the forces that made the South a distinctive section of the United States.

HIST 443  - The New South  (3 Credits)  

Reconstruction, the Bourbon era, agrarian revolt, industrial revolution, racial problems, and the changes resulting from the impact of two world wars and the New Deal (1865-1946).

Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Diversity and Social Advocacy

HIST 451  - The History of American Medicine  (3 Credits)  

The development of the art and science of medicine as practiced in the United States from colonial times to Medicare. Emphasis on the social history of American medicine.

HIST 452  - The History of Science in America  (3 Credits)  

The development of science in America from colonial times to the present. Special attention will be given to defining those factors, scientific, economic, and social, which have raised American science to its commanding position in the 20th century.