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HIS 101 - History of Western Civilization I
Examines the development of western civilization from ancient times to the present. Part I of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HIS 102 - History of Western Civilization II
Examines the development of western civilization from ancient times to the present. Part II of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HIS 111 - History of World Civilization I
Surveys Asian, African, Latin American, and European civilizations from the ancient period to the present. Part I of II. This is a Passport Transfer course.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HIS 112 - History of World Civilization II
Surveys Asian, African, Latin American, and European civilizations from the ancient period to the present. Part II of II. This is a Passport Transfer course.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HIS 121 - United States History I
Surveys United States history from its beginning to the present. Part I of II. This is a Passport Transfer course.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HIS 122 - United States History II
Surveys United States history from its beginning to the present. Part II of II. This is a Passport Transfer course.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HIS 125 - History of the American Indian
Examines the history and culture of the native peoples of the Americas.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HIS 126 - Women in World History
Studies the role of women and attitudes toward women from ancient times to the present.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HIS 127 - Women in American History
Studies the role of women and attitudes toward women in American society from colonial times to the present.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HIS 135 - History of the Contemporary World
Analyzes world developments since World War II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HIS 141 - African-American History I
Surveys the history of black Americans from their African origins to the present. Part I of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HIS 142 - African-American History II
Surveys the history of black Americans from their African origins to the present. Part II of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HIS 180 - Historical Archaeology
Introduces both the methods and theories in historical archaeology as practiced in the United States and worldwide. Includes time and space, field survey, excavation, archival and laboratory research. Includes field trips to site excavations.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HIS 181 - Introduction to Historic Preservation
Provides a foundation and introduction to historic preservation practices and issues in Virginia and the United States. Emphasizes legislation, policies, and methodologies that form our present national, state, and local preservation systems.
Lecture 3 hours, Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HIS 181 Detailed Outline
HIS 183 - Survey of Museum Practice
Explores the role of the museum in society and traces the foundations upon which these public, cultural and educational institutions are built. Emphasizes the management and interpretation of historic properties and collections.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HIS 186 - Collections Management
Discusses the fundamentals of collections policy, deaccessioning, appraisal, and curatorial management.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HIS 187 - Interpreting Material Culture
Surveys America's material culture and provides techniques to interpret artifacts.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HIS 188 - Field Survey Techniques for Archaeology
Provides an introduction to basic field techniques used in surveying archaeological and architectural sites. Emphasizes hands-on experience in both classroom and field work. Includes methods to identify and record archaeological sites and standing structures, to nominate sites to the National Register of Historic Places, to address relevant preservation laws, to preserve, mark, and catalogue artifacts in the laboratory.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HIS 190 - Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.
Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
HIS 193 - Studies In
Covers new content not covered in existing courses in the discipline. Allows instructor to explore content and instructional methods to assess the course's viability as a permanent offering.
Variable hours per week.
1-5 credits
HIS 198 - Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
HIS 199 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
HIS 203 - History of African Civilization
Examines major social, economic, political and religious developments from earliest times to the present.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HIS 205 - Local History
Studies the history of the local community and/or region.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HIS 211 - History of England I
Examines the history of England from the Neolithic period up through 1714.
(3 Cr.) Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
None
3 credits
HIS 211 Detailed Outline
HIS 218 - Introduction to Digital History
Introduces the methods, theories and practices of digital history.
3 Credits. Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HIS 218 Detailed Outline
HIS 231 - History of Latin American Civilizations I
Examines Latin American civilizations from pre-Columbian origins to the present. Part I of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HIS 232 - History of Latin American Civilizations II
Examines Latin American civilizations from pre-Columbian origins to the present. Part II of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HIS 241 - History of Russia I
Surveys history of Russia from earliest times to the present. Includes political, economic, multi-national, social, and cultural aspects of Russian and Soviet history. Part I of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HIS 243 - History of the Ancient World I
Studies the history of the ancient world from the dawn of civilization in the Near East to the fall of Rome. Part I of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HIS 251 - History of Middle East Civilization I
Surveys intellectual, cultural, social, economic and religious patterns in the civilizations of the Middle East. Covers Semitic, Indo-European, and Turkic-speaking peoples from pre-Islamic to the present. Part I of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HIS 253 - History of Asian Civilizations I
Surveys the civilizations of Asia from their origins to the present. Part I of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HIS 254 - History of Asian Civilizations II
Surveys the civilizations of Asia from their origins to the present. Part II of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HIS 255 - History of Chinese Culture and Institutions
Examines traditional Chinese social, political, economic, and military institutions. Also examines major literary, artistic and intellectual achievements from pre-historic times to the present.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HIS 256 - History of Japanese Culture and Institutions
Examines traditional Japanese social, political, economic, and military institutions. Also examines major literary, artistic and intellectual achievements from pre-historic times to the present.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HIS 266 - Military History of the Civil War
Analyzes military campaigns of the Civil War, including factors contributing to the defeat of the Confederacy and problems created by the war. May include field trips to Civil War sites in the region.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HIS 267 - The Second World War
Examines causes and consequences of the Second World War. Includes the rise of totalitarianism, American neutrality, military developments, the home fronts, diplomacy, and the decision to use the atomic bomb.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HIS 268 - The American Constitution
Analyzes the origin and development of the United States Constitution. Includes the evolution of civil liberties, property rights, contracts, due process, judicial review, federal-state relationships, and corporate-government relations.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HIS 269 - Civil War and Reconstruction
Studies factors that led to the division between the States. Examines the war, the home fronts, and the era of Reconstruction.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HIS 271 - The American Frontier: 1607-1890
Studies the expansion across North America by peoples of Old World descent, the interaction of these settlers with the native nations they encountered, and the effects of this dynamic zone of contact between Old World and New World on American society, values, identity, and character.
(3 Cr.) Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
None
3 credits
HIS 271 Detailed Outline
HIS 276 - United States History Since World War II
Investigates United States history from 1945 to the present, studying both domestic developments and American involvement in international affairs.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HIS 277 - The American Experience in Vietnam
Analyzes American involvement in Vietnam from World War II with emphasis on the presidencies of Johnson, Nixon and Ford.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HIS 279 - Age of the American Revolution
Examines the factors that led to the separation of the American colonies from Great Britain. The course covers the events leading to the Revolutionary War, the problems faced by the revolutionary government in fighting the war, the war itself, and the postwar events leading to the adoption of the United States Constitution.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HIS 280 - American Foreign Policy Since 1890
Examines American foreign policy since 1890 with an emphasis on current events and diverse points of view.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HIS 281 - History of Virginia I
Examines the cultural, political, and economic history of the Commonwealth from its beginning to the present. Part I of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HIS 282 - History of Virginia II
Examines the cultural, political, and economic history of the Commonwealth from its beginning to the present. Part II of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HIS 290 - Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.
Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
HIS 297 - Cooperative Education
Supervises in on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms, coordinated by the college's cooperative education office. Is applicable to all occupational- technical curricula at the discretion of the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
HIS 298 - Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
HIS 299 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits