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History Courses


HIST B101 - EUROPEAN CIVILIZATION FROM ANCIENT TIMES TO THE MID-17TH CENTURY (3) The rise and development of European civilization from its Mediterranean origins through the Renaissance and Reformation.

HIST B102 - EUROPEAN CIVILIZATION FROM THE MID-17 CENTURY (3) European development and expansion from the mid- 17th century to the present.

HIST B109 - INTRODUCTION TO LATIN AMERICAN CIVILIZATION (3) A discussion of the political, cultural and economic forces which have conditioned the development of institutions and ideas in Spanish and Portuguese America. (Satisfies USCB General Education Non-Western Requirement)

HIST B111 - HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES FROM DISCOVERY TO 1865 (3) A general survey of the United States from the era of discovery to the present, emphasizing major political, economic, social and intellectual developments.

HIST B112 - HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES FROM 1865 TO THE PRESENT DAY (3). A general survey of the United States from the era of discovery to the present, emphasizing major political, economic, social and intellectual developments.

HIST B115 - WORLD HISTORY TO 1500 (3) HIST 115 is the first of a two-semester survey of World History from the origin of human civilizations to the advent of the modern period (1500 C.E.). The course necessarily adopts a cross-cultural approach to the study and interpretation of the past, including political, intellectual, economic and social inquiry. HIST B115 addresses issues of religion, gender, trade, migration, conflict and interaction between and within societies. (Satisfies USCB General Education Non-Western Requirement)

HIST B116 - WORLD HISTORY FROM 1500 TO THE PRESENT (3) HIST B116 is the second of a two-semester survey of World History from the advent of the modern period (1500 C.E.) to the present. The course necessarily adopts a cross-cultural approach to the study and interpretation of the past, including political, intellectual, economic and social inquiry. HIST B116 addresses issues of religion, gender, trade, migration, conflict and interaction between and within societies. (Satisfies USCB General Education Non-Western Requirement)

HIST B300 - THE HISTORIAN’S CRAFT (3) Explores the nature of historical evidence, the formulation of historical questions and the construction of historical arguments using primary and secondary materials.

HIST B301 - WOMEN’S HISTORY (3) An introduction to the concepts of Patriarchy and gender and their operation over time.

HIST B306 - THE BIRTH OF EUROPE (3) A survey of the formation and development of Europe from the fourth to the 14th centuries. Emphasis upon the emergence of European culture and upon aspects of European prosperity after A.D. 1000

HIST B307 - THE CRUSADES (3) Holy War and Realpolitik in Mediterranean East-West relations from the 10th to the 15th centuries with emphasis on the role of the Crusades in the cultural formation, development and international relations of East and West.

HIST B310 - AGE OF THE REFORMATION (3) Ecclesiastical institutions, religious experience and efforts at reform before Luther; career and theology of Luther; diffusion of Reformation throughout Europe; career and theology of Calvin; Catholic renewal and response.

HIST B315 - INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY (3). A survey of the western past with the environment introduced as a significant actor and object of inquiry. Emphases include the impact of changing environments on several societies as well as changing human attitudes toward the environment.

HIST B317 - CONTEMPORARY EUROPE FROM WORLD WAR I TO WORLD WAR II (3). The Great War, revolution and reconstruction; the rise of authoritarian and totalitarian regimes and the coming of World War II.

HIST B 318 - EUROPE FROM WORLD WAR II TO THE PRESENT (3). The Second World War and its origins; the Cold War; European recovery; a divided continent and Europe in the Global Era.

HIST B320 - THE HISTORY OF GREAT BRITAIN (3) A survey of the political, social, economic and cultural development of the British Isles from Anglo-Saxon times to the Restoration of 1660.

HIST B321 - THE HISTORY OF GREAT BRITAIN (3) A survey of the political, social, economic and cultural development of the British Isles since 1660.

HIST B323 - ENGLAND UNDER THE NORMANS AND ANGEVINS, 1066-1307 (3) The effects of the Norman Conquest; social and constitutional development through the reign of Edward I; Romanesque and Gothic culture.

HIST B324 - LATE MEDIEVAL ENGLAND, 1307-1485 (3) England’s later medieval cultural and constitutional development; Lancastrians and Yorkists; the Hundred Years’ War.

HIST B330 - INTRODUCTION TO SCOTTISH HISTORY (3). A survey of Scottish history with an emphasis on national identity and identity formation.

HIST B345 - WEST AND EAST: A HISTORY OF CULTURAL CONFLICT (3) A survey of cultural interaction between the West and competing cultures, emphasizing the elements that define and separate West and East.

HIST B352 - AFRICA FROM 1880 (3) A history of modern Africa from the time of the Imperialist “scramble” of the 1880s to nationalism and decolonization in the present.

HIST B399 - INDEPENDENT STUDY (1-6). Contract approval by instructor, advisor, department chair and vice chancellor for academic affairs is required.

HIST B401 - THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE TO 1789 (3) The founding of the English colonies, their developing maturity, the events leading to the Revolution and the creation of a new nation.

HIST B402 - THE NEW NATION, 1789-1828 (3) The new republic and the developing democratic spirit in politics and culture.

HIST B403 - THE SECTIONS AND THE NATION, 1828-1860 (3) The three cultures of East, South and West; their interactions and the events leading to the Civil War.

HIST B404 - CIVIL WAR AND RECONSTRUCTION, 1860-1877 (3) The political, military and social history of the War and the reorganization which followed.

HIST B407 - UNITED STATES HISTORY SINCE 1945 (3) A survey of the political, economic, social and cultural developments in the period after World War II.

HIST B409 - THE HISTORY OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1670-1865 (3) A study of South Carolina origins and developments.

HIST B410 - HISTORY OF SOUTH CAROLINA SINCE 1865 (3) A survey of recent South Carolina history with emphasis on social and institutional development.

HIST B415 - BLACK AMERICANS (3) A survey of the historical development of black people in the Western Hemisphere.

HIST B420 - LATIN AMERICA: THE FOUNDING OF NEW SOCIETIES (3) The establishment of consolidation of the Spanish and Portuguese empires in the Western hemisphere; interaction of Indians, Africans and Iberians and the formation of social, economic and political traditions in Latin America; political independence

HIST B421 - MODERN LATIN AMERICA (3) Traditional society in the area and problems arising from social, economic and political changes since independence; comparative studies of national responses to these problems.

HIST B423 - HISTORY OF MEXICO (3) Mexico from the pre-conquest period to the present, with an emphasis on modern Mexico.

HIST B442 - THE OLD SOUTH (3) Development of Southern society and of the forces that made the South a distinctive section of the United States.

HIST B443 - THE NEW SOUTH (3) Reconstruction, the Bourbon era, agrarian revolt, industrial revolution, racial problems and the changes resulting from the impact of two world wars and the New Deal (1865-1946).

HIST B462 - SOUTHERN INTELLECTUAL AND CULTURAL HISTORY (3) Intellectual and cultural developments characteristic of the Southern region from colonial times to the recent past

HIST B468 - AMERICAN MILITARY EXPERIENCE (3) Transformation of war and of the institutions for waging war from the American Revolution to the present.

HIST B492 - TOPICS IN HISTORY (3) Reading and research on selected historical subjects. Open only to juniors and seniors with permission of the instructor.