History Course Descriptions

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Number sequencing next to course name means the following: first digit designates the number of lecture hours for the course; the second digit designates the number of lab, clinic or practicum hours; and the third digit designates the credit hours for the course.

HI 104 Western Civilization: Antiquity to 1650 3-0-3
This is the first of a two-course sequence about Western civilization. Study of history addresses the goals of being an educated person by liberating the learner from a narrowed perspective. Thinking about and understanding the past clearly provides for better alternatives in the present and the future. This course provides opportunities to learn about major historical events and trends from the earliest civilizations up to the Reformation which have shaped the past, present and will impact on the future. Social, political, intellectual and economic changes will be among the topics explored, as will critical scrutiny of Western tradition.

HI 105 Western Civilization: 1650 to Present 3-0-3
Study of history addresses the goals of being an educated person by liberating the learner from a narrowed perspective. Thinking about and understanding the past clearly provides for better alternatives in the present and future. This course provides opportunities to learn about major historical events and trends since the mid fifteenth century which have shaped the past, present and will impact on the future. Social, political, intellectual and economic changes will be among the topics explored, as will critical scrutiny of Western tradition.

HI 120 United States History to 1870 3-0-3
This is a course that explores the critical historical events that have interacted to shape life in this country from its discovery until 1870. Included will be the discovery of America; colonization; social, political and economic development; the American Revolution; political documents which establish our form of government (Declaration of Independence/Constitution); slavery, the Civil War; and Reconstruction. Major topics are emphasized within a chronological framework and serve as a systematic introduction to United States History prior to 1870.

HI 121 US History, 1870 - Present 3-0-3
A course which explores the critical historic events and forces that have interacted to shape life in the U.S. Topics will include: the Industrial Revolution, World Wars, the Cold War, the role of the U.S. as a world power, social revolutions, the Great Depression, and the workings of democracy within the republic.

HI 131 World History I (to 1500) 3-0-3
This course examines the histories of civilizations in Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas from the earliest times to 1500. The interrelationships among these societies, and their political, social, economic, religious and cultural features will be explored.

HI 132 World History II (1500 - present) 3-0-3
This course examines the histories of civilizations in Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas from 1500 to present. The interrelationships among these societies, and their political, social, economic, religious and cultural features will be explored.

HI 221 New Hampshire History 3-0-3
New Hampshire History is a general survey of New Hampshire's past, from prehistoric periods to the present. The course will be chronological in nature, with emphasis on certain key topics such as immigration and ethnicity, rural development, urban and industrial growth, tourism, environmental changes, and the evolution of government. Students will not simply be exposed to major events and personalities in New Hampshire history, but they will explore ways that people removed from us in time have made their living upon the land we call New Hampshire. In addition, students will use state and local resources to better understand the very nature of history and ways that the study of history provides a better appreciation of ourselves and the world in which we live.

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