History Courses

HIST_B 101 - 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_B 102 - EUROPEAN CIVILIZATION FROM THE MID-17TH CENTURY (3) European
development and expansion from the mid- 17th century to the present

HIST_B 109 - 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_B 111 - 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_B 112 - 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_B 113 - THE CROSSROADS OF EUROPE: AUSTRIAN HISTORY AND CULTURE (3).

HIST_B 115 - WORLD HISTORY TO 1500 (3) BHIS 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. BHIS 115 addresses issues of religion, gender, trade, migration,
conflict and interaction between and within societies. (Satisfies USCB General Education Non-Western
Requirement)

HIST_B 116 - WORLD HISTORY FROM 1500 TO THE PRESENT (3) BHIS 116 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. BHIS 116 addresses issues of religion,
gender, trade, migration, conflict and interaction between and within societies. (Satisfies USCB General
Education Non-Western Requirement)

HIST_B 300 - 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_B 301 - WOMEN’S HISTORY (3)

HIST_B 306 - 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_B - 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_B 310 - 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_B - 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_B 317 - 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_B 320 - 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_B 321 - THE HISTORY OF GREAT BRITAIN (3) A survey of the political, social, economic and
cultural development of the British Isles since 1660.

HIST_B 323 - 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_B 324 - LATE MEDIEVAL ENGLAND, 1307-1485 (3) England’s later medieval cultural and
constitutional development; Lancastrians and Yorkists; the Hundred Years’ War.

HIST_B 330 - INTRODUCTION TO SCOTTISH HISTORY (3). A survey of Scottish history with an
emphasis on national identity and identity formation

HIST_B 345 - 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_B 352 - 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_B 399 - INDEPENDENT STUDY (1-6). Contract approval by instructor, advisor, department chair
and vice chancellor for academic affairs is required.

HIST_B 401 - 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_B 402 - THE NEW NATION, 1789-1828 (3) The new republic and the developing democratic spirit
in politics and culture

HIST_B 403 - 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_B 404 - CIVIL WAR AND RECONSTRUCTION, 1860-1877 (3) The political, military and social
history of the War and the reorganization which followed

HIST_B 407 - UNITED STATES HISTORY SINCE 1945 (3) A survey of the political, economic, social
and cultural developments in the period after World War II

HIST_B 409 - THE HISTORY OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1670-1865 (3) A study of South Carolina
origins and developments

HIST_B 410 - HISTORY OF SOUTH CAROLINA SINCE 1865 (3) A survey of recent South Carolina
history with emphasis on social and institutional development

HIST_B 415 - BLACK AMERICANS (3) A survey of the historical development of black people in the
Western Hemisphere

HIST_B 420 - 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_B 421 - 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_B 423 - HISTORY OF MEXICO (3). Mexico from the pre-conquest period to the present, with an
emphasis on modern Mexico

HIST_B 442 - THE OLD SOUTH (3) Development of Southern society and of the forces that made the
South a distinctive section of the United States

HIST_B 443 - 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_B 462 - SOUTHERN INTELLECTUAL AND CULTURAL HISTORY (3) Intellectual and
cultural developments characteristic of the Southern region from colonial times to the recent past

HIST_B 468 - AMERICAN MILITARY EXPERIENCE (3). Transformation of war and of the
institutions for waging war from the American Revolution to the present

HIST_B 492 - TOPICS IN HISTORY (3). Reading and research on selected historical subjects. Open only
to juniors and seniors with permission of the instructor.