Native American History
Our area of focus will be the Indigene tribes
and nations north of the Rio Grande river, but there will be
some allusive comparisons to Azteca and Incan civilizations as
well. Lecture content will emphasize the historical development
of Native American society,politics, culture and religion.
History of the United States to 1870
American Civilization through the Civil War
era. Impact of European antecedents, the frontier, and the growth
History of the United States From 1870
American History Since the Civil War with emphasis on the political,
social, and economic factors that shaped modernAmerica.
The Information Age
This trans-disciplinary course analyzes the
profound technological, social, polical and cultural revolution
the world has undergone in the period from 1970 through the early
21st century. This history course will provide students with
the tools necessary to understand thier place in the 21st century.
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World History Before 1500
This course will focus on the beginnings of civilization some
five to seven thousand years ago in Mesopotamia, Africa, Asia
and the Americas. We will then proceed to Classical Civilizations,
the Axis Age and conclude the course with an understanding of
the world in 1500. Lecture will stress social, cultural, political
and economic history of the various world civilizations.
World History Since 1500
This course stresses the interdependency of regional histories
and socioeconomic development. Gain an understanding the history
of the "Modern World System" as it developed from 1500
to 1993. Special attention is devoted to the social/historical
changes and problems of economic development on a global scale.