2015-2016 Catalog

HIST - HISTORY

HIST 1110 WESTERN CIVILIZATION I

Surveys basics of Western European Civilization from decline of the Roman Empire to 1700.

3

HIST 1120 WESTERN CIVILIZATION II

A broad survey of European history in the Western tradition from 1700 to present.

3

HIST 1211 U.S. TO 1865

Surveys US history through the Civil War which by itself meets the requirements of the Wyoming statutes providing for instruction in the provisions and principles of the constitutions of the United States and Wyoming.

3

Prerequisites

COMPASS Reading Score of 74 or higher OR ACT Reading Score 20 or higher

HIST 1221 U.S. FROM 1865

Surveys US history from the Civil War to the present and meets the requirements of the Wyoming statutes providing for instruction in the provisions and principles of the constitutions of the United States and Wyoming.

3

Prerequisites

COMPASS Reading Score of 74 or higher or ACT Reading Score 20 or higher

HIST 1251 WYOMING HISTORY

A survey which encourages an understanding of Wyoming history, how it relates to the history of the West and the rest of America, and how it has influenced the present. An important component is to learn about the US and Wyoming constitutions and how these documents have influenced Wyoming history.

3

Prerequisites

COMPASS Reading Score of 74 or higher or ACT Reading Score 20 or higher

HIST 1290 HISTORY OF THE US WEST

This course deals with the West in general with emphasis placed on the trans-Mississippi west. Particular attention will be paid to comparative frontiers, the influence of the frontier on the development of the American character, and to the post-frontier West.

3

HIST 1410 INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY

This course is an interdisciplinary course that explores the ecological footprints of man in America, from pre-European contact to present day. The course introduces students to topics, such as environmentalism, ecology, conservation, preservation, and globalization. The course will also include discussions/debates on controversial environmental issues in America.

3

HIST 2050 INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC HISTORY

This course introduces the student to the non-teaching, professional uses of history. Topics for consideration include archival work, museum management, public information and publication, historic site development, oral history interviewing, preparation of government reports, historic preservation, general concepts, and historical programming.

3

Prerequisites

6 hours of history courses or Instructor Permission

HIST 2059 INTRODUCTION TO HISTORICAL RESEARCH

This course introduces students to concepts and methods used in historical research.  Students will read historical works, draft a research proposal, conduct primary research using libraries and archives, employ techniques to research under-documented populations (i.e. oral histories), and interpret research materials.  Student may have the opportunity to attend and/or present at a professional history conference.  A maximum of 6 credits from this course will count toward graduation.

1-3

Prerequisites

6 hours of history coursework or Instructor Permission

HIST 2080 HOLOCAUST

This course is a survey of the destruction of European Jewry, 1933-1945.

3

HIST 2060 TOPICS IN HISTORY:

This course discusses special topics that fall outside the traditional chronological and geographical framework of history; content varies from semester to semester in accordance with faculty interest and student/community demand.  Offered based on sufficient demand and resources.
1-3

HIST 2290 HISTORY OF AMERICAN INDIANS

The course is a survey of Native Americans in North America and their responses to the North American environment, European settlement, and later to American expansion. The purposes of the course is to acquaint the student with the native American world view and the dynamics of cultural contact. The student will come away with a better understanding of the cultural transformations native Americans have experienced and their impact on the literature and policy of the United States.

3

HIST 2310 AMERICAN WOMEN'S HISTORY

This lecture course is a survey class that discusses the historical contributions women have made in the development of the United States from the Paleo-Indian times to the present. In this course we will show the active roles women played in shaping the nation. Women's political, social, economic and intellectual contributions will be charted from the arrival of native Americans to the present. The course will also provide the student with a clear understanding of how women shaped America as active participants in the development of the United States.

3

HIST 2389 HISTORY OF WOMEN IN THE AMERICAN WEST

This course surveys the roots of society’s marginal historical depiction of women in the American West from the colonial period through the twentieth century. From the perspective of race, class, ethnicity, and gender, the course focuses on the development of a multi-dimensional understanding of women’s roles using an interdisciplinary approach.
3