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History Courses

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HIST 101          WESTERN CIVILIZATION I     (3 credits)
Interpretive survey of cultural continuity from 3000 B.C. to the end of the European Middle Ages.

HIST 102          WESTERN CIVILIZATION II     (3 credits)
Interpretive survey with emphasis on movements common to Western Europe from the Reformation through World War II.

HIST 103          UNITED STATES TO 1877     (3 credits)
Survey of early American history, including old world background, transformations of British institutions into American institutions, revolution, and the establishment of the Union with its temporary breakup in the Civil War.

HIST 104          UNITED STATES SINCE 1877     (3 credits)
Survey of the last century of American history, including the transformation of an isolationist, agrarian nation into an urban, industrial, and world power; emphasis upon the resulting domestic maladjustments.

HIST 220          NORTH DAKOTA HISTORY     (3 credits)
A survey emphasizing settlement and development, noting the consequences of the state's climate and settlers on the situation in which it now finds itself. Special attention is paid to the Nonpartisan League and the evolution of isolationist sentiment among North Dakotans.

HIST 223          HISTORY OF THE LEWIS & CLARK EXPEDITION     (3 credits)
A historical overview of the motivation, preparations, and exploits of the 'Corps of Discovery' (1804-1806) led by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. Their successes, failures, and legacies will be examined.

HIST 228          SELECTED READINGS IN EUROPEAN HISTORY     (1-3 credits) 
Under arrangement and advisement by the instructor, students may earn credit by doing research and reading in specialized areas and presenting the findings in formally written reviews
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HIST 229          SELECTED READINGS IN AMERICAN HISTORY     (1-3 credits)
Under arrangement and advisement by the instructor, students may earn credit by doing research and reading in specialized areas and presenting the findings in formally written reviews.

HIST 257          THE COLD WAR     (3 credits)
This course is an examination of the historical backgrounds, motivations/actions, and key events of a period colloquially termed "The Cold War;" primarily the relations between the United States and the Soviet Union, on a global scale, from the year 1945 through the 1990s.

HIST 299          SPECIAL TOPICS     (1-3 credits)
Designed to meet students' special needs and interests; utilize particular faculty expertise in a varied environment.