History (HST)

 Bison icon - General Education Course

HST 101 Bison image  Great Civs to 1300 (CT)3 Credit hours   

Comparative study of the origin and course of major civilizations focusing on the Middle East, India, China, and the West. This class emphasizes critical thinking skills.

Attributes: Critical Thinking, Multicultural, Core II Social Sciences
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HST 101H Bison image  Great Civs to 1300 (CT)3 Credit hours   

Comparative study of the origin and course of major civilizations focusing on the Middle East, India, China, and the West. This honors section emphasizes critical thinking skills.

Pre-req: Admitted Honors College with a score of 1.

Attributes: Critical Thinking, Honors, Multicultural, Core II Social Sciences
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HST 102 Bison image  World & West 1300-1850 (CT)3 Credit hours   

An interdisciplinary analysis of the foundatins of Western development. This class emphasizes critical thinking skills.

Attributes: Critical Thinking, Multicultural, Core II Social Sciences
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HST 102H Bison image  World & West 1300-1850 (CT)3 Credit hours   

An interdisciplinary analysis of the foundations of Western development. This class emphasizes critical thinking skills.

Pre-req: Admitted Honors College with a score of 1.

Attributes: Critical Thinking, Honors, Multicultural
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HST 103 Bison image  The World Since 1850 (CT)3 Credit hours   

Major world developments and trends from the middle of the 19th century to the present and their implications for the future. This class emphasizes critical thinking skills.

Attributes: Critical Thinking, International, Core II Social Sciences
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HST 103H Bison image  World Since 1850 Honors (CT)3 Credit hours   

Survey for superior students of world developments and trends from the 19th century to the present and their implications for the future.

Pre-req: ACT Composite with a score of 26 or SAT Verbal Before March 16 with a score of 600.

Attributes: Critical Thinking, Honors, International, Core II Social Sciences
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HST 200 Bison image  History Methods Workshop3 Credit hours   

This course is an introduction to the most fundamental methods of the discipline. Students will learn to use library resources, practice document interpretation skills, and identify and evaluate historical arguments.

Attributes: Core II Social Sciences
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HST 208 Bison image  The Developing World (CT)3 Credit hours   

A survey of selected Third World countries focusing on imperialism, colonialism and developmental interests. This class emphasizes critical thinking skills.

Attributes: Critical Thinking, International, Core II Social Sciences, World History
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HST 218 Ancient Egypt3 Credit hours   

A survey of the history of Egypt from the pre-dynastic kings through the reign of Cleopatra with emphasis on religious, cultural, social, political and economic developments.

Attributes: World History
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HST 219 Bison image  Ancient History3 Credit hours   

A survey of the ancient Near East, Greece, and Rome with emphasis on Greek and Roman civilization from Mycenaean times through the Roman Empire of the 5th century. Open to all undergraduates.

Attributes: European History, Multicultural, Core II Social Sciences
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HST 220 Bison image  European Hist Medieval3 Credit hours   

A survey of the history of Europe from the later Roman Empire to the end of the Middle Ages with emphasis on religious, cultural, social, political and economic developments. Open to all undergraduates.

Attributes: European History, Core II Social Sciences
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HST 223 Bison image  Rise & Fall Nazi Germany3 Credit hours   

A study of the origins, course, and collapse of the Third Reich. Some attention will be given to pre-Nazi period.

Attributes: European History, International, Core II Social Sciences
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HST 230 Bison image  American History to 1877 (CT)3 Credit hours   

A general survey from the discovery in 1492 through the period of Reconstruction. This class emphasizes critical thinking skills.

Attributes: American Institutions, Critical Thinking, Multicultural, Core II Social Sciences, United States History
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HST 230H Bison image  Amer Hist to 1877-Honors3 Credit hours   

A survey of American History to 1877 for the superior student.

Pre-req: ACT Composite with a score of 26 or SAT Verbal Before March 16 with a score of 600.

Attributes: American Institutions, Core II Social Sciences, United States History
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HST 231 Bison image  American Hist From 1877 (CT)3 Credit hours   

A general survey since Reconstruction. This class emphasizes critical thinking skills.

Attributes: American Institutions, Critical Thinking, Multicultural, Core II Social Sciences, United States History
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HST 231H Bison image  US Hist Since 1877-Honors3 Credit hours   

Pre-req: ACT Composite with a score of 26 or SAT Verbal Before March 16 with a score of 600.

Attributes: American Institutions, Honors, Social Sciences, Core II Social Sciences, United States History
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HST 250 Bison image  Women in US History3 Credit hours   

A study of the public and private contributions of women in the shaping of the United States from the Colonial period to the present.

Attributes: Core II Social Sciences, United States History
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HST 260 Bison image  Rise of Islam 570-17503 Credit hours   

A study of the Middle Eastern region from pre-Islamic Arabia to the pinnacle of Ottoman imperial control. Emphasis is placed on cultural, social, and political developments.

Attributes: Core II Social Sciences, World History
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HST 265 Bison image  Modern East Asia3 Credit hours   

A survey of the history of East Asia from 17th century to present with a focus on China and Japan.

Attributes: Core II Social Sciences, World History
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HST 280 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

Selected topics not covered in regular course offerings.

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HST 281 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

Selected topics not covered in regular course offerings.

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HST 282 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

Selected topics not covered in regular course offerings.

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HST 283 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

Selected topics not covered in regular course offerings.

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HST 301 Bison image  Lat Am Discovery-Independ3 Credit hours   

Emphasis is on conditions in Spain which influenced the development of Latin America and eventually led to the independence movement.

Attributes: International, World History
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HST 302 Bison image  Lat Am Independence-Pres3 Credit hours   

Emphasis is on the political, economic and social insti- tutions of Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Mexico.

Attributes: International, World History
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HST 303 American Military History3 Credit hours   
Attributes: United States History
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HST 304 Bison image  Spanish History Since 14753 Credit hours   

A survey of Spain's historical development emphasizing her rise and decline as a world power, the impact of persistent internal conflict, the Franco dictatorship and the transi- tion to democracy.

Attributes: European History, International
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HST 305 Drug Wars3 Credit hours   

This course examines the history of the war on drugs throughout U.S. and Latin American history with an emphasis on the past century.

Attributes: World History
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HST 306 The Holocaust3 Credit hours   

An exploration of the why and how of the Holocaust with an emphasis on Nazi Jewish policy from 1933 to 1942.

Attributes: European History
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HST 307 Bison image  The Global Cold War3 Credit hours   

An international survey of World War II and the Cold War. Topics include military, political, diplomatic, social and cultural history from a global perspective.

Attributes: International, World History
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HST 311 World War I3 Credit hours   

This course explores the First World War. It examines the roots of the conflict, the outbreak, the course of the war, and its chaotic aftermath.

Attributes: World History
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HST 312 Bison image  African-American History3 Credit hours   

A survey of African-American History from African and West Indian origins to the present.

Attributes: American Institutions, Multicultural, United States History
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HST 323 Religion in America3 Credit hours   

The rise and development of religion and of religious thinking in America. (Same as Religious Studies 323)

Attributes: American Institutions, Social Sciences, United States History
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HST 330 Football and American Culture3 Credit hours   

This class examines the role of football in American culture, politics, the economy and particularly its role in the elevation of college sports. A general treatment from the discovery in 1492 through the period of Reconstruction.

Attributes: United States History
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HST 333 American Colonial History3 Credit hours   

A study of the historical development of the English colonies in America.

Attributes: American Institutions, United States History
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HST 342 American Legal History3 Credit hours   

Historical development of American law in areas ranging from slavery and racial discrimination to civil liberties and crime and punishment.

Attributes: American Institutions, United States History
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HST 343 The US in the 1970s3 Credit hours   

The economic, political, social and cultural history of the United States as it shifted from the modern 1960s to the post-modern world of the late 20th century.

Attributes: American Institutions, United States History
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HST 344 The United States in the 1980s3 Credit hours   

Focusing on the United States in the 1980s global context, this course examines the social, cultural, political, and economic history of the late 20th century.

Attributes: United States History
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HST 347 Southern Women's History3 Credit hours   

This course explores the lives and experiences of Southern women in the US from the colonial era to the present.

Attributes: United States History
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HST 360 Bison image  Sports and Civil Rights3 Credit hours   

An examination of the way that sports history reflects important themes in US history such as equality, race, ethnicity, and gender.

Attributes: Multicultural
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HST 361 Bison image  The Modern Middle East3 Credit hours   

A survey of the modern Middle East with emphasis on the historical background of current controversial issues confronting the region.

Attributes: International, World History
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HST 362 Bison image  The Crusades3 Credit hours   

An examination of the origins, historical progression, and impact of the Crusades from both Christian and Islamic perspectives.

Attributes: Multicultural, World History
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HST 365 Bison image  The Civil Rights Movement3 Credit hours   

An exploration of 20th century movements for civil rights in American history examining race, ethnicity, social class, and gender.

Attributes: Multicultural
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HST 366 Conspiracies in US History3 Credit hours   

This course focuses on the ways people have constructed and used conspiracy theories to explain events in U.S. political, cultural, social, and scientific arenas.

Attributes: United States History
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HST 378 Bison image  Modern Asia3 Credit hours   

A selective look at Modern Asia, focusing on Japan, China, Korea, Taiwan, Vietnam and Indonesia and American inter- action with the Asian nations. No Preq.

Attributes: International, World History
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HST 380 Asia to 16003 Credit hours   

This course will introduce students to the political, cultural, social, and intellectual environment of pre- modern Asia. Students will also learn to think critically about their own and other societies.

Attributes: World History
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HST 390 Food in World History3 Credit hours   

This course examines the key changes and continuities in human food consumption patterns and practices since the Neolithic period while comparing and contrasting the food-ways of major civilizations and cultures.

Attributes: World History
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HST 392 Food Markets and Modernity3 Credit hours   

This course examines the social and cultural history of various types of urban food markets in Western Europe and the United States from the late eighteenth century to the present.

Attributes: European History
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HST 400 Bison image  Senior Seminar3 Credit hours   

A capstone course for History majors. Survey of literature and practical experience in methods and sources of history through bibliographical study and research papers. Senior standing or by permission.

Pre-req: HST 101 with a minimum grade of D and HST 102 with a minimum grade of D and HST 103 with a minimum grade of D and HST 200 with a minimum grade of D and HST 230 with a minimum grade of D and HST 231 with a minimum grade of D.

Attributes: Capstone Course
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HST 401 History of Appalachia3 Credit hours   

This course will explore the historical and historiographical development of Appalachia and the economic, political, and cultural forces that have shaped the lives and communities of mountaineers.

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HST 405 Amer Diplomacy 1900-Pres3 Credit hours   

American foreign relations in the 20th century. The gradual retreat from isolation in the period between World War I and World War II and modern American involvement in inter- national commitments are stressed.

Attributes: American Institutions, United States History
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HST 406 Tudor & Stuart England3 Credit hours   

A history of England under the Tudors and Stuarts, focusing primarily on demographic, social, cultural, and political developments.

Attributes: European History
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HST 407 History of Sexuality3 Credit hours   

Examines the history of sexuality in North America in the context of cultural, legal, economic, political and social history from the 16th century to the present.

Attributes: United States History
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HST 408 History of LGBT Peoples3 Credit hours   

A survey of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender history in the United States from the colonial period to the present.

Attributes: United States History
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HST 409 American Revolution3 Credit hours   

A varied view of the American Revolution and its impact on the American people.

Attributes: United States History
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HST 413 Hist Old South 1492-18603 Credit hours   

The History of the Old South is a study of the political, economic, social, and cultural conditions in the South that led to the development of the South as a distinct section in the United States.

Attributes: United States History
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HST 414 Am Civil War & Reconstruc3 Credit hours   

A discussion of the economic, political, social, and cultural differences leading to the Civil War, the war itself, and an analysis of the political and economic impor- tance of Reconstruction.

Attributes: United States History
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HST 415 Hist New South 1877-Pres3 Credit hours   

A study of the political, economic, social, and cultural changes in the South after Reconstruction, which explains conditions in the contemporary South.

Attributes: United States History
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HST 417 U.S. West to 19003 Credit hours   

A study of the social, cultural, political, and economic history of the US West to 1900, along with West's place in public memory.

Attributes: United States History
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HST 421 Renaissance & Reformation3 Credit hours   

The impact of the Renaissance upon esthetic, economic, and political developments especially in the 15th and 16th centuries. The decline of Catholicism and the growth of the Protestant movement, and the influence of the two movements upon each other are stressed.

Attributes: European History
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HST 424 US Science & Technology3 Credit hours   

A study of the development and impact of science and tech- nology in the U.S.

Attributes: American Institutions, United States History
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HST 425 European Hist 1814-19143 Credit hours   

A century of European policital, economic, and social history and its relationship to and influence upon the history of other world areas is noted. The impact of imperialistic rivalry is emphasized.

Attributes: European History
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HST 426 Bison image  European Hist 1914-Pres3 Credit hours   

The impact of World War I upon Europe, the era between two world wars, the search for world peace, and World War II and its aftermath are major topics of consideration.

Attributes: European History, International
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HST 427 The World at War3 Credit hours   

This course explores the Second World War. It probes the nexus of diplomacy, politics, ideology, military strategy and operations, economics, and technological innovation that generated a truly global "total war."

Attributes: Social Sciences, World History
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HST 428 Bison image  Intel & Cult Hist Mod Eur3 Credit hours   

A survey of the main events in European thought and culture in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Attributes: European History, International
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HST 430 Bison image  Soviet Russia and Beyond3 Credit hours   

Rise and fall of the Soviet Union, with emphasis on political and economic changes and Soviet frreign policy, and including an examination of the aftermath of the Soviet Union's collapse.

Attributes: European History, International
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HST 431 America in the Gilded Age3 Credit hours   

A study of America's transformation from a rural, agrarian nation into an urban, industrial world power; the final destruction of the American Indian; the settlement of the West; and the farmers' revolt.

Attributes: American Institutions, United States History
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HST 433 In Our Time-Am Since 19453 Credit hours   

A study of America since World War II, focusing mainly on domestic politics, foreign affairs, the civil rights move- ment, the rise of minorities, and the fragmentation of American society.

Attributes: American Institutions, United States History
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HST 434 Bison image  The Vietnam War3 Credit hours   

A study of the origin and escalation of American involvement in Vietnam, the domestic impact of the war within the United States and the collapse of the South Vietnamese government.

Attributes: International, United States History
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HST 435 Bison image  Modern Japan3 Credit hours   

Begins with an overview of nineteenth century Japan and stresses the twentieth century rise of Japan to the position of world power.

Attributes: International, World History
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HST 436 Modern China3 Credit hours   

This course will provide an overview of Chinese history in the modern era (1600 to present), including the major political, cultural, social and intellectual events and trends of this period.

Attributes: World History
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HST 437 Seminar in Public History3 Credit hours   

Introduction to the basic theories, ideas, and approaches to the application of historical theory or methods to projects presented to non-student publics; local and economic development applications and projects emphasized.

Attributes: United States History
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HST 438 Stuff and Things in History3 Credit hours   

This course investigates the rich potential of"things" -- objects, landscapes, buildings, household utensils, furniture, foods, works of art, clothing, etc -- as sources of insight about American history and culture.

Attributes: World History
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HST 439 Modern China through Film3 Credit hours   

Through a combination of films,lectures,readings,discussions and writings the course will show how China took its unique path to modernization.

Attributes: World History
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HST 440 West Virginia History3 Credit hours   

An interdisciplinary study of the state, its people and its institutions within the national context.

Attributes: American Institutions, United States History
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HST 443 20th Century US Womens Hst3 Credit hours   

This course explores the diverse lives and experiences of 20th century US women, always with an emphasis on power.

Attributes: United States History
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HST 444 US Popular Culture3 Credit hours   

Explores the roles of popular media, art, consumer culture, and public entertainments in the development of popular culture in the United States from the 18th Century to the present.

Attributes: United States History
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HST 445 Arab-Israeli Conflict3 Credit hours   

This course will examine the historical developments of the modern Arab-Israeli conflict, with emphasis placed on political, socioeconomic, and cultural change and the prospects for peace.

Attributes: World History
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HST 446 Rise of Atlantic World3 Credit hours   

This course considers the expansion of Western Europe, beginning in the early 1400's to Africa, Latin America, and other parts of the Atlantic world.

Attributes: World History
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HST 447 Film and Empire3 Credit hours   

This course explores the nature and importance of empires through the reading of key texts and the study of selected films.

Attributes: World History
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HST 448 British History in Film3 Credit hours   

This course explores selected aspects of British history through the study of films and key texts.

Attributes: European History
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HST 449 World War I in Film3 Credit hours   

This course explores the origins, course, and meaning of World War I (1914-1918) through the use of selected films and readings.

Attributes: World History
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HST 450 Baseball in the Americas3 Credit hours   

It seeks to understand the importance of baseball from a social, cultural and political standpoint. It also explores the use of baseball as a diplomatic tool.

Attributes: United States History
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HST 451 History of Women in Sports3 Credit hours   

Examines the importance of sport to the lives of girls and women and vice versa. The course encourages critical analysis of the place and value of sport in women's lives.

Attributes: United States History
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HST 452 History of Sports in America3 Credit hours   

Examines the effects of sports on American society and culture. It explores the historical development of American sports and examine relationships between sports, nationalism, politics, economics, gender and American expansion.

Attributes: United States History
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HST 453 The Kennedy Assassination3 Credit hours   

This course explores the events surrounding the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

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HST 454 History of Ireland3 Credit hours   

This course explores the history of Ireland from the Middle Ages to the Present.

Attributes: European History
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HST 458 Spies in History3 Credit hours   

This course explores the role played by spies and espionage in modern history.

Attributes: World History
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HST 462 The Viking World3 Credit hours   

By analyzing saga literature, poetry, and artifacts, students will examine the history of medieval Scandinavia.

Attributes: European History
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HST 465 Medieval Britain3 Credit hours   

An examination of mainland Britain from the pre-Roman era through the Hundred Years War.

Attributes: European History
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HST 467 Fashion and Textile History3 Credit hours   

Cross-cultural comparisons of textiles as primary sources for prehistoric cultures through the 1920's.

Attributes: World History
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HST 480 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
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HST 481 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
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HST 482 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
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HST 483 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
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HST 485 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   
Attributes: No Textbook Required
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HST 486 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   
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HST 487 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   
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HST 488 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   
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