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HS001/HIS001
HISTORY
Note: History courses may be taken in any order; there are no prerequisites, except for HS20. All history courses qualify as social science electives.
Prerequisite: None.
Campus: *A E G
Credits: TBA
Course Fee: No

*A = Ammerman campus, E = East Campus, G = Grant Campus


HS11/HIS101
WESTERN CIVILIZATION I
Study of principal forces that have shaped European civilization from antiquity to 1715.
Prerequisite: None.
Campus: A E G
Credits: 3
Course Fee: No
Note: Credit given for either HS11 or ID11, but not both.


HS12/HIS102
WESTERN CIVILIZATION II
Study of ideas, politics and economies that influenced European civilization since 1715.
Prerequisite: None.
Campus: A E G
Credits: 3
Course Fee: No
Note: Credit given for either HS12 or ID12, but not both.


HS20/HIS201
INTRODUCTION TO MEDIEVAL EUROPE
Western Europe from breakup of the Roman Empire to the 15th century (476-1475), emphasizing political, social, economic and intellectual forces that shaped medieval civilization.
Prerequisite: HS11 or permission of instructor.
Campus: A E
Credits: 3
Course Fee: No


HS22/HIS107
MODERN WORLD HISTORY
Study of major developments in world history from World War II to the present. Issues of war, population, the environment and the international economy are analyzed.
Prerequisite: None.
Campus: A E G
Credits: 3
Course Fee: No


HS33/HIS103
FOUNDATIONS OF AMERICAN HISTORY
Survey of American history from its colonial beginnings through the Civil War. Topics include origin and development of American ideals, American Revolution and constitution, westward expansion and Jacksonian Democracy, social and economic changes in the mid-19th century, slavery and the Civil War.
Prerequisite: None.
Campus: A E G
Credits: 3
Course Fee: No


HS34/HIS104
MODERN AMERICAN HISTORY
Analysis of American history from mid-19th century to the present. Topics include impact of industrialism, development of America as a world power, increased role of federal government, and present state of American society.
Prerequisite: None.
Campus: A E G
Credits: 3
Course Fee: No


HS38/HIS105
WOMEN’S ROLE IN AMERICAN HISTORY
Analysis of the part that women played in American History from the Colonial period to the present. Emphasis on social, political and religious attitudes toward women; status of women; influence of specific women; female involvement in important movements and organizations, etc.
Prerequisite: None.
Campus: A
Credits: 3
Course Fee: No


HS39/HIS106
HISTORY OF LONG ISLAND
Major events, personalities and factors shaping development of Long Island from pre-Colombian past to the present. Covers historical highlights in Nassau and Suffolk in general and examines local towns and their contributions. Also provides background for present and prospective teachers wishing to prepare themselves for state education department’s directive that elementary schools teach local history.
Prerequisite: None.
Campus: A E
Credits: 3
Course Fee: No


HS51 • HIS118
MAJOR WORLD CULTURES
Major intellectual and cultural achievements of the world’s great non-European civilizations. Stresses global integration and the need to understand the unique beliefs and contributions of the many different human communities that have given shape to our present-day world civilization.
Prerequisite: None.
Campus: A  E 
Credits: 3  
Course Fee:  No


HS51H
MAJOR WORLD CULTURES (HONORS)
Focuses on the major intellectual and cultural achievement of the world’s great non-European civilizations. Stresses global integration and appreciation of the unique beliefs and contributions of the many human communities that have shaped world civilization. Excerpts from original documents are examined as a basis for recognizing cultural differences through time among great civilizations. Examples include the Koran, Analects of Confucius, Bhagavad Gita, and early writings of African chroniclers and prominent Native American leaders.
Prerequisite: 
Campus: A   
Credits: 4  
Course Fee:  No


HS41/HIS240
SPECIAL TOPICS IN HISTORY, POLITICAL SCIENCE AND GEOGRAPHY
Special and current topics in history. Content varies from year to year.
Prerequisite: None.
Campus: A
Credits: 3
Course Fee: No


HS57 • HIS119
THE FAR EASTERN WORLD
Survey of historical, geographic, cultural and economic forces and features influencing people and policies of China and Japan.Special emphasis on contemporary problems of Far East.
Prerequisite: None.
Campus: A  E  W
Credits: 3
Course Fee:  No


HS90 • HIS120
HISTORY OF RELIGION
Origins, development and impact of major religions of the contemporary world: Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Shinto, Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Main beliefs and practices of these religions are analyzed in relation to the social, economic, political and cultural background of each population.
Prerequisite: None.
Campus: A  E  W
Credits: 3  
Course Fee:  No