HIS - History

HIS 1113 credit hours (lecture: 3 | lab: 0)
United States History To 1877  

Course surveys political, economic, social and cultural development of the United States from discovery through Reconstruction.

IAI General Education: S2 900  
Delivery mode: Face-to-Face | Online
HIS 1123 credit hours (lecture: 3 | lab: 0)
United States History from 1877  

Course surveys political, economic, social and cultural development of the United States from the Gilded Age to the present.

IAI General Education: S2 901  
Delivery mode: Face-to-Face | Online
HIS 1133 credit hours (lecture: 3 | lab: 0)
History of Native Americans  

Course surveys history of Native American peoples in North America from 15th century contact with Europeans to the present. Content focus is on the historical struggle to retain cultures and autonomy while facing the continual expansion of both European nations and United States government and its citizens. Major themes and trends supplemented by case studies of specific tribes and documents that illuminate particular issues.

IAI General Education: S2 923D  
Delivery mode: Face-to-Face | Online
HIS 1143 credit hours (lecture: 3 | lab: 0)
African American History To 1865  

Course examines role of African Americans in U.S. History, from enslavement in Africa to emancipation. Content includes black African culture, black diaspora, slave culture, Americanization of slaves and Africanization of the South, “free” blacks, slave resistance movements, and politics and economics of slavery.

Delivery mode: Face-to-Face
HIS 1153 credit hours (lecture: 3 | lab: 0)
African American History: Reconstruction  

Course surveys role of African Americans in U.S. History, from Reconstruction to present. Content includes black politics in the New South, Jim Crow, early civil rights organizations, African American participation in World Wars I and II, cultural developments, Civil Rights movement, Black Power movement, and government activism.

Delivery mode: Face-to-Face
HIS 1203 credit hours (lecture: 3 | lab: 0)
United States History Since 1945  

Course examines political, economic, social and cultural development of the United States since 1945.

Delivery mode: Face-to-Face | Online
HIS 1213 credit hours (lecture: 3 | lab: 0)
History of the Vietnam War  

Course examines the history and politics of the Vietnam War, beginning with the war between the French and Vietnamese following World War II, ending with the defeat of the South by the North in 1975.

Delivery mode: Face-to-Face | Online
HIS 1313 credit hours (lecture: 3 | lab: 0)
Western Civilization To 1650  

Course surveys political, economic, social, cultural and intellectual origins of Western civilization from the ancient world to the 17th century.

IAI General Education: S2 902  
Delivery mode: Face-to-Face | Online
HIS 1323 credit hours (lecture: 3 | lab: 0)
Western Civilization Since 1650  

Course surveys political, economic, social, cultural and intellectual development of Western civilization from the Baroque Era to the present.

IAI General Education: S2 903  
Delivery mode: Face-to-Face | Online
HIS 1353 credit hours (lecture: 3 | lab: 0)
History of the Middle Ages  

Course examines the political, cultural and intellectual development of Western Europe from Late Antiquity to the Italian Renaissance. Content includes Roman, Christian, and Germanic contributions to medieval west. The impact of Byzantine and Islamic cultures are also explored.

Delivery mode: Face-to-Face | Online
HIS 1363 credit hours (lecture: 3 | lab: 0)
Introduction to Jewish Studies  

Course offers a general overview of the history of Jews and Judaism, beginning with the Biblical period and ending with modern times. Course is a multidisciplinary introduction to Jewish Studies.

Delivery mode: Face-to-Face | Online
HIS 1393 credit hours (lecture: 3 | lab: 0)
History of the Non-Western World to 1900  

Course surveys the historical development of non-western world up to early 20th century. Content includes social, political, and economic developments. Focus is on role of intellectual currents, literature, and art in shaping the identity of the peoples studied. Comparison and contrast of unifying themes such as early modern global networks of trade, the colonial experience, and role of religion in experiences of various civilizations. At least four major non-western civilizations will be studied, drawn from Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America.

IAI General Education: S2 904N  
Delivery mode: Face-to-Face | Online
HIS 1403 credit hours (lecture: 3 | lab: 0)
History Of Contemporary Non-Western Civilizations  

Course surveys the political, social and economic history of selected non-western cultures since 1945. Content includes study of at least four cultures, drawn from Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America.

IAI General Education: S2 905N  
Delivery mode: Face-to-Face | Online
HIS 2033 credit hours (lecture: 3 | lab: 0)
History of South Asia I  

Course surveys the historical development of South Asia from antiquity to independence in 1947. Content includes social, political, and economic developments. Focus is on the role of intellectual currents, literature and art in shaping the identity of the peoples studied, as well as comparisons and contrast of unifying themes such as early modern global networks of trade, the colonial experience, and the role of religion in experiences of various civilizations.

IAI General Education: S2 920N  
Delivery mode: Face-to-Face | Online
HIS 2043 credit hours (lecture: 3 | lab: 0)
History of South Asia II  

Course surveys political, economic, social and cultural development of the nations of South Asia since 1947, including India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, and Bhutan.

IAI General Education: S2 920N  
Delivery mode: Face-to-Face | Online
HIS 2063 credit hours (lecture: 3 | lab: 0)
History of the Ancient World: Greece  

Course examines the political, economic, social, and cultural history of Greece from the Neolithic era through the fall of the last Hellenistic monarch in 30 BCE.

Delivery mode: Face-to-Face | Online
HIS 2073 credit hours (lecture: 3 | lab: 0)
History of the Ancient World: Rome  

Course surveys Ancient Rome, from founding of city in the eighth century B.C., to collapse of the West in the fifth century A.D. Content includes examination of Roman Conquests, Roman politics and government, and reasons for the “fall” of Rome. Focus is on Roman impact on other peoples and cultures, origins and spread of Christianity, emergence of Byzantine Empire, and Roman Legacy.

Delivery mode: Face-to-Face
HIS 2083 credit hours (lecture: 3 | lab: 0)
History Of Ancient Africa  

Course surveys the history of Africa to 1885. Content includes the agricultural revolution, Iron Age, migrations of peoples, commerce, early African states and stateless societies, Islam, slavery and the slave trades, European exploration and Christianity, colonial conquest and African resistance. Course also examines the role of oral traditions, linguistic analysis, archaeological evidence and early literature in understanding the complexities of African history.

IAI General Education: S2 920N  
Delivery mode: Face-to-Face
HIS 2113 credit hours (lecture: 3 | lab: 0)
History of Modern Africa  

Course examines political, cultural and socio-economic history of Africa from 1885 to present. Content includes the end of European colonialism, emergence of independent African nation states, neo-colonialism, Africa during the Cold War, rise and fall of African dictatorships, apartheid, ethnicity and genocide, popular movements toward democratization, and impact of globalization. Individual case studies focus on South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Ghana, Liberia and Democratic Republic of Congo, role of the African novel, film, music and popular art in understanding complexities of African history.

IAI General Education: S2 920N  
Delivery mode: Face-to-Face | Online
HIS 2163 credit hours (lecture: 3 | lab: 0)
History of Modern China  

Course examines political, economic, and social transformation of China from the 19th century dynastic system to the 21st century modern state. Content includes Confucian value system; collapse of the Qing dynasty; western imperialism; Communist revolution; Great Leap Forward; Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution; legacy of Mao Zedong; and era of Deng Xiaoping and its impact to the present. Current issues addressed include China’s relationship with Republic of China (Taiwan), and China’s role in a global context.

IAI General Education: S2 920N  
Delivery mode: Face-to-Face | Online
HIS 2213 credit hours (lecture: 3 | lab: 0)
History Of Great Britain And Ireland To 1600  

Course examines the political, economic, social and cultural history of Great Britain and Ireland from the Paleolithic era through the end of the Tudor dynasty.

Delivery mode: Face-to-Face | Online
HIS 2223 credit hours (lecture: 3 | lab: 0)
History Of Great Britain And Ireland From 1600 To The Present  

Course surveys the political, economic, social and cultural history of Great Britain and Ireland from the Stuart Dynasty through the present era.

Delivery mode: Face-to-Face
HIS 2233 credit hours (lecture: 3 | lab: 0)
Environmental History of the U.S.  

Course surveys the history of the environment and human impact/interrelation with nature. The course will cover the periods of Native American habitation, European settlement, westward expansion, and urban sprawl. Areas of study include settlement, agriculture, ecology, environmental movements, and conservation efforts. These areas will be studied through social, political, and economical impacts at the local, national, and international levels.

Delivery mode: Face-to-Face | Online
HIS 2253 credit hours (lecture: 3 | lab: 0)
History of the Islamic Middle East from the 7th Century to 1918  

Course surveys the history of Islamic Middle East from birth of Islam to end of First World War. Content includes social, political, and economic developments, and the role of religion in shaping Middle Eastern culture and society. Focus is on the ways in which Islam helped foster a unified political and legal system, and a common identity which provide the backdrop for much of the contemporary political discourse in the region.

IAI General Education: S2 920N  
Delivery mode: Face-to-Face | Online
HIS 2263 credit hours (lecture: 3 | lab: 0)
History Of The Islamic Middle East In Modern Times  

Course surveys political, economic, social and cultural development of the Islamic Middle East since 1918. Focus is on the role of religion as an ongoing theme.

IAI General Education: S2 920N  
Delivery mode: Face-to-Face | Online
HIS 2273 credit hours (lecture: 3 | lab: 0)
History of the Arab-Israeli Conflict  

Course surveys the Arab-Israeli conflict from the beginnings of Zionist immigration into Palestine up to the present.

Delivery mode: Face-to-Face
HIS 2283 credit hours (lecture: 3 | lab: 0)
History of the Holocaust  

Course surveys the history, background, causes, events, impact, and implications of the destruction of the Jews and others in Europe.

Prerequisite: None  
Delivery mode: Face-to-Face | Online
HIS 2293 credit hours (lecture: 3 | lab: 0)
History of Genocide  

Course surveys the history, background, causes, definition, events, impact, implications, and nature of genocide.

Delivery mode: Face-to-Face | Online
HIS 2333 credit hours (lecture: 3 | lab: 0)
History of Latin America to Independence  

Course surveys the history of Latin America from the pre-colonial civilizations until the wars of Independence in the nineteenth century. Course examines how Native Americans, Europeans and Africans navigated the political, social, economic and cultural consequences of the colonial order.

IAI General Education: S2 920N  
Delivery mode: Face-to-Face | Online
HIS 2343 credit hours (lecture: 3 | lab: 0)
History of Modern Latin America  

Course surveys the history of Latin America from the period of the Wars for Independence in the early nineteenth century until the present. Course examines the ways Latin Americans navigate the increasingly transnational world of the early twenty-first century.

IAI General Education: S2 920N  
Delivery mode: Face-to-Face | Online
HIS 2353 credit hours (lecture: 3 | lab: 0)
Women In American History  

Course examines women’s roles and accomplishments throughout the history of the United States.

Delivery mode: Face-to-Face | Online
HIS 2363 credit hours (lecture: 3 | lab: 0)
Women In Western Civilization  

Course examines women’s roles and accomplishments in Western civilization from prehistory to the present.

Delivery mode: Face-to-Face | Online
HIS 2373 credit hours (lecture: 3 | lab: 0)
Women in Non-Western Civilization  

Course examines women’s roles and accomplishments in non-Western civilization from prehistory to the present.

Delivery mode: Face-to-Face | Online
HIS 2403 credit hours (lecture: 3 | lab: 0)
History Of Illinois  

Course surveys the history of Illinois, with emphasis on how growth of industrialization and urbanization has affected state development.

Delivery mode: Face-to-Face
HIS 2413 credit hours (lecture: 3 | lab: 0)
History of Chicagoland  

Course surveys the history of Chicago and the surrounding suburbs, with an emphasis on the growth and development of the area. Content includes land development, culture, social movements, government, and economic history/development. Other topics linking Chicago with its suburbs include the growth of transportation and urbanization, with a concentration on the post-WWII boom.

Delivery mode: Face-to-Face | Online
HIS 2603 credit hours (lecture: 3 | lab: 0)
History Of Soviet Russia  

Course introduces Soviet Russian history. Content includes politics, economics, culture, thought and life from the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917 to the breakup of the Soviet Union.

Delivery mode: Face-to-Face
HIS 2901-4 credit hours (lecture: 1-4 | lab: 1-4)
Topics in History  

Course explores major historical issues and/or periods of history that are related to history courses taught at the College. Course has different focus and/or scope than the courses currently offered in the department and can be repeated on different topics up to three times for up to nine credit hours. Prerequisite may vary by topic.

Delivery mode: Face-to-Face | Online