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HIS.105 American History to 187733

This course presents a survey of United States history from the European discovery to the close of the Reconstruction Era. It emphasizes the economic, cultural, and political factors which led to the development of one nation from a diversity of peoples. Topics studied are the religious and social structure of colonial America, the factors leading to the break with England, the democratization of America, Manifest Destiny, sectional and social tensions leading to the Civil War, Reconstruction, and the beginnings of industrialization. The course is intended for individuals who plan to pursue a bachelor's degree and those who desire to strengthen their understanding of the development of our national institutions.
Offered: Fall
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AA, AS, AFA, AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable. IAI Course No. S2 900
General Education -- Social Science

HIS.106 American Hist From 187733

This course is a survey of major economic, political, and social trends from the Reconstruction Era to the present. Among the topics examined are the growth of America as a major industrial and military power, the problems of minorities, the Cold War, and the post-Cold War era.
Offered: Spring
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AA, AS, AFA, AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable. IAI Course No. S2 901
General Education -- Social Science

HIS.125 Western Civilization 133

This course surveys the evolution of European civilization from prehistory through the age of Renaissance and the Reformation concluding with the end of the Thirty Years War in 1648. Economic, political, and social developments are examined. Analogies are drawn between historical and contemporary problems in order to allow the student to view the contemporary world from different perspectives. The course is intended for individuals who plan to pursue a bachelor's degree and for those who desire to broaden their understanding of the people and events that shaped our world.
Offered: Fall
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AA, AS, AFA, AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable. IAI Course No. S2 902
General Education -- Social Science Human Relations

HIS.126 Western Civilization 233

This course surveys the rise of the modern European state system from the era of religious wars to the present. Major social, economic, artistic, and political trends are traced to include the development of ideologies such as fascism and Marxism. Africa and Asia are covered in terms of their relationship to the West.
Offered: Spring
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AA, AS, AFA, AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable. IAI Course No. S2 903
General Education -- Social Science Human Relations

HIS.217 History of New York33

This course is designed to introduce students to the history of New York City. The course will include emphasis on the unique social and cultural characteristics; political institutions; technological, environmental and geographic elements that make New York City a unique environment. The instructional approach will be that of a seminar and the course will include a one-week field research experience in New York City visiting various historical locations examined in the course study. The course is not to be taken more than once.
Offered: Summer
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AA, AS, AAS, AGS and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable Elective Only

HIS.260 US History-The Sixties33

This course examines political, social and cultural changes in the United States during the 1960's. It begins with a study of major events in the 1950's that set the tone for the social movements that developed during the 1960's. Special attention and focus will be given to the origins and evolution of various social movements and the interrelationships among these movements. The course also examines the impact the 1960's has had on individuals and future social movements, including how current political discourse has been influenced by the decade.
Offered: Fall or Spring
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AA, AS, AAS, AGS and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable Elective Only

HIS.270 World War II and the Holocaust33

Exmaines the causes and course of World War II and the Holocaust, including the rise of fascism; European, Japanese, and U.S. imperialism in Asia; the course of the war in Europe and Asia; the home fronts of the belligerent countries; and the march toward the final solution.
Offered: Fall or Spring
Prerequisites: Take HIS.106.
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AA, AS AAS, AGS and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable Elective Only

HIS.285 History of Africa: 1500 to Present33

This course is designed to survey the history of the African continent since 1500, giving specific attention to its people, cultures, social structures, and political interactions with the rest of the world. Students will gain insight into the roles that Africa, specifically Africans, have played in the development of modern societies.
Offered: As Needed
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AA, AS, AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Social Science Human Relations

HIS.294 American Military History33

This course is a survey of American military history from the colonial period through Vietnam. The course examines the evolution of America's military forces to meet changing defense requirements. Selected campaigns from Americas wars are analyzed in light of the principles of war to determine how these principles were followed or violated. The impact of civilian attitudes on the conduct of operations is also discussed.
Offered: As Needed
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AA, AS, AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable Elective Only