History (HIS)

HIS 181 - Introduction to Historic Preservation

Course Description

Effective: 2016-08-01

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

General Course Purpose

This course introduces the field of historic preservation and will examine the practice of research and documentation of historic sites.

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HIS 185 - Introduction to Museum Education

Course Description

Effective: 2014-08-01

Explores the basic elements of museum education, the different programming techniques museums use to reach all types of audiences, and the ways museums identify audiences. This course is cross-listed with ART 185. Credit will not be awarded for both.
Credit - 3 Lecture - 3 hoursTotal - 3 hours per week.
3 credits

General Course Purpose

This course explores the core purpose of museums as community educators. Particular emphasis will be given to educational techniques for different audiences and types of museums, how to evaluate museum programs, and how museums work to reach new audiences with their programs.

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HIS 211 - History of England I

Course Description

Effective: 2012-05-01

Examines the history of England from the Neolithic period up through 1714.
(3 Cr.) Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits

General Course Purpose

To understand the important individuals and events that shaped English history and how various institutions and groups ? i.e. the monarchy, church, aristocracy, peasants, and Parliament ? struggled to live with and among each other. The ongoing quest for political, economic, and religious stability will be a major focus. This course will illustrate the early history of the British isles and how various ethnic groups, invaders, and forces gradually shaped it into an English monarchy that evolved throughout the medieval and early modern periods.

Course Prerequisites/Corequisites

None

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HIS 214 - History of Scotland

Course Description

Effective: 2013-05-01

Examines topics in Scottish history from ancient times to the present. Includes major social, economic, political and religious developments.
3 Credits. Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours.
3 credits

General Course Purpose

Investigates social, economic, political, and cultural institutions and trends in the history of Scotland country for a given time period. Designed to provide a wide range of course experiences to meet the needs of the DCC student population.

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HIS 218 - Introduction to Digital History

Course Description

Effective: 2014-01-01

Introduces the methods, theories and practices of digital history.
3 Credits. Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

General Course Purpose

This course will explore the development of the field of digital history and examine the impact of digital media on the research, writing, teaching and presentation of history. It also introduces students to issues in digital history such as copyright, intellectual property, information abundance, and how the web has changed the relationship between historians and their audience. Students will also learn how digital tools and resources are enabling new methods of historical analysis and presentation.

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HIS 271 - The American Frontier: 1607-1890

Course Description

Effective: 2013-01-01

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.
3 credits

General Course Purpose

To produce an awareness of the significance of the Frontier in American History, the interaction in the frontier regions between the native peoples and the Euro- and African-Americans intruders, and the causes and consequences of the movement of the frontier westward.

Course Prerequisites/Corequisites

None

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