History Courses

HIST 1110 Survey World Civilizations ICredit Hrs: 3
Pre-Req: READ 0892 and ENGL 0892   Co-Req: None
A study of world civilizations from ancient times to 1500. Areas to be examined include the Near East, Far East, Europe, Africa, and the Americas. Emphasis will be placed upon significant social, economic, military, and political developments in each region.

HIST 1120 Survey World Civilizations IICredit Hrs: 3
Pre-Req: READ 0892 and ENGL 0892   Co-Req: None
A study of world civilizations from 1500 to the present. Areas to be examined include Europe, the Americas, the Far East, and Africa. Emphasis will be placed upon significant social, economic, military, and political developments in each region. The increasing interaction and interdependence of world cultures will be a major theme.

HIST 2010 Survey American History ICredit Hrs: 3
Pre-Req: READ 0892 and ENGL 0892   Co-Req: None
A study of America?s European background, colonial development, and the American Revolution will be conducted. Also, the rise of sectional controversies, the Civil War, and Reconstruction will be treated in a topical manner.

HIST 2020 Survey American History IICredit Hrs: 3
Pre-Req: READ 0892 and ENGL 0892   Co-Req: None
A study of the Industrial Revolution, new political movements, and the emergence of the United States as a world power will be conducted. World War I, the Great Depression, World War II, and historical events of the 1950s through the present will be included.

HIST 2030 Tennessee History ICredit Hrs: 3
Pre-Req: READ 0892 and ENGL 0892   Co-Req: None
A study of the prehistory period of Tennessee, including a general survey of the various Indian groups. Emphasis will be placed on the early European explorations in the transmontane country. Early attempts by Tennesseans to establish independent governments will be examined. The Jacksonian period from 1815 through 1848 will be a central theme, and a study of the national and state events of the 1850s that led to the Civil War will be included. In addition, a detailed examination of the Civil War, Reconstruction, and the 1870 State Constitution will be conducted.

HIST 2040 Tennessee History IICredit Hrs: 3
Pre-Req: READ 0892 and ENGL 0892   Co-Req: None
A study of the modern history of Tennessee. Course topics to be covered include Populism, Progressivism, the Great Depression, the Tennessee Valley Authority, World War II, the Cold War, and the Civil Rights Movement. Research papers and reports will be utilized to study state and local events from the 1930s and beyond.

HIST 2222 Reacting to the PastCredit Hrs: 3
Pre-Req: HIST 1110 or 1120 or 2010 or 2020   Co-Req: None
?Reacting to the Past? courses employ a different pedagogy. Students learn by taking on roles, informed by classic texts, in elaborate games set in the past; they learn skills?speaking, writing, critical thinking, problem solving, leadership, and teamwork?in order to prevail in difficult and complicated situations. That is because Reacting roles, unlike those in a play, do not have a fixed script and outcome. While students will be obliged to adhere to the philosophical and intellectual beliefs of the historical figures they have been assigned to play, they must devise their own means of expressing those ideas persuasively, in papers, speeches or other public presentations; and students must also pursue a course of action they think will help them win the game.