History (HIS) at Southside Virginia Community College


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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 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 155 - Life in Colonial Virginia
Studies life in Virginia before the American Revolution, including politics, economics, customs, culture, and the slave plantation system.
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 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 195 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. 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 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 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 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 262 - United States History in Film
Examines selected topics in the United States history which shaped the American experience, presented in film.
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 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 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 295 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. 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