2018-2019 Catalog

HIST - HISTORY

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

McCann score of 89 or higher, or ACT Reading score of 20 or higher, or SAT score of 1030 or higher, or concurrently enrolled in ENGL 1010

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

McCann score of 89 or higher, or ACT Reading score of 20 or higher, or SAT score of 1030 or higher, or concurrently enrolled in ENGL 1010

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

McCann score of 89 or higher, or ACT Reading score of 20 or higher, or SAT score of 1030 or higher, or concurrently enrolled in ENGL 1010

HIST 1290 HISTORY OF THE US WEST

An introductory survey of the American West, with consideration of developments in both the 19th and 20th centuries.

3

HIST 1320 WORLD HISTORY TO 1750

A history of the world’s peoples and societies from human prehistory to 1750, with an emphasis on diversity and interconnectedness of human life in the past.

3

HIST 1330 WORLD HISTORY SINCE 1750

A history of the world's peoples and societies from 1750 to present, with an emphasis on diversity and interconnectedness of human life in the past.
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 2030 HISTORY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

This course is designed as an introduction to both the historical work of environmental historians and the scientific work of the environmental scientists. No previous background in either history or science is required. 

3

HIST 2050 INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC HISTORY

Introduces the student to the non-teaching, professional uses of history.  Topics for consideration include archival work, museum management, public information and publications, 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 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 2080 HOLOCAUST

Survey of the destruction of European Jewry, 1933-1945.

3

HIST 2290 HISTORY OF NORTH AMERICAN INDIANS

Studies American Indian history through 500 years and across the continent. Considers Indian political, social, and economic continuity and change.  Focuses on how Indian peoples experienced and responded to times of dramatic change.

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 2455 INTRO TO THE CIVIL WAR AND RECONSTRUCTION

An introduction to the crisis on the Union, 1861-1877.  Examines experiences both the North and South during the Civil War and restoration of the Union after the war.

3