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World History to 1500 (HIST 1000)

Credits:  4   Lecture Credits:  4.00  
Description:  This course is a survey of world history examining ancient, classical and medieval civilizations prior to the emergence of the West as a world power (c. 3500 BCE-1450 CE). The course explores how environmental, economic, political, social, religious, and other intellectual and cultural factors combined in different ways to influence the development of major world regions-Africa, Eurasia, and the Americas. The goal is for you to understand how fundamental institutions and cultural norms of different world regions developed out of their own internal environments, as well as in response to developments and influences from other cultural systems and historical forces.
MnTC:
  • Goal 5
  • Goal 8
Prerequisites:

Placement score into READ 0200 or placement score into ESOL 0052 or completion of READ 0100 or ESOL 0042 with faculty recommendation into ESOL 0052.

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World History Since 1500 (HIST 1010)

Credits:  4   Lecture Credits:  4.00  
Description:  This course is a survey of modern world history from the rise of Europe to the present era, and of how the globe was linked through cultural, racial, religious contact and clash; migration industrialization; and imperialism. Students will examine how technological, economic, social, religious, political and cross-cultural factors combined to influence the expansion of the West and, in turn, the development of Africa, Latin America, and Asia. Both global and interdisciplinary perspectives will be used to help you develop a better understanding of how different peoples understood, construed and developed their place in the modern world; how different regions of the world influenced each other in their response to the West; and why there were both similarities and differences in the ways people both accommodated and resisted Western domination.
MnTC:
  • Goal 5
  • Goal 8
Prerequisites:

Placement score into READ 0200 or placement score into ESOL 0052 or completion of READ 0100 or ESOL 0042 with faculty recommendation into ESOL 0052.

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Contemporary World History (HIST 1020)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  3.00  
Description:  This course explores developments and issues in contemporary world history from 1950 until the present. It provides a broad background and introduction to key people, events, and larger social, economic, technological, political, cross-cultural and global forces that have shaped our current world and created many of the problems of today. Drawing on examples from each major region of the world, you will study such topics as the beginning, impact and end of the Cold War; patterns of decolonization and national independence; diverse strategies for economic development and experiences of national building; revolution and liberation struggles; international division of labor and livelihood; cultural identity; nationalism and ethnonationalism, race and gender relations; movements for peace; and human rights and the environment.
MnTC:
  • Goal 5
  • Goal 8
Prerequisites:

Placement score into READ 0200 or placement score into ESOL 0052 or completion of READ 0100 or ESOL 0042 with faculty recommendation into ESOL 0052.

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American History to 1865: Subjugation and Rebellion (HIST 1100)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  3.00  
Description:  American History I surveys the history of America from the contributions of the indigenous Indian peoples through the Colonial Era (17th and 18th centuries) to the American Revolution and Early Republic (18th and 19th centuries). This course examines how historical American culture, institutions and events influence the present United States in the latter part of the 20th century.
MnTC:
  • Goal 5
  • Goal 7
Prerequisites:

Placement score into READ 0200 or placement score into ESOL 0052 or completion of READ 0100 or ESOL 0042 with faculty recommendation into ESOL 0052.

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American History from 1865: Empire and Resistance (HIST 1110)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  3.00  
Description:  American History 2 surveys the history of America from the 19th to the 20th century, with emphasis on the Civil War, social and cultural history of the 19th and 20th centuries, the Great Depression of the 1930s, race relations, and the war in Vietnam.
MnTC:
  • Goal 5
  • Goal 7
Prerequisites:

Placement score into READ 0200 or placement score into ESOL 0052 or completion of READ 0100 or ESOL 0042 with faculty recommendation into ESOL 0052.

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European History to 1500: Ancient Greece and Rome to Medieval Europe (HIST 1200)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  3.00  
Description:  This course provides a comprehensive survey of European history from the earliest civilization in the Mediterranean to 1500, when Europe was poised to become a global power. You will learn about the governments, societies and religions of many European peoples across a span of over 2000 years, including Classical Greece, the Roman Empire, and Medieval Europe.
MnTC:
  • Goal 5
  • Goal 8
Prerequisites:

Placement score into READ 0200 or placement score into ESOL 0052 or completion of READ 0100 or ESOL 0042 with faculty recommendation into ESOL 0052.

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European History Since 1500: The Age of Global Contact to Present (HIST 1210)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  3.00  
Description:  This course covers European history since 1500, when Europe was starting to make contact with the rest of the world, to the Europe of today. You will learn about the Europe's Age of Exploration and conquest, the Enlightenment, the revolutionary period, the world wars, the divisions of the Cold War and the drive for unification.
MnTC:
  • Goal 5
  • Goal 8
Prerequisites:

Placement score into READ 0200 or placement score into ESOL 0052 or completion of READ 0100 or ESOL 0042 with faculty recommendation into ESOL 0052.

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African-American History to 1865: Diaspora and Liberation (HIST 1300)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  3.00  
Description:  This course examines the African experience in the Americas from the pre-Columbian era to the Civil War. This includes African civilizations and their cultural characteristics, the formation of capitalism and its slavery roots, and the development of racialistic structures. Included will be issues of cultural hegemony, states' rights and the Civil War. The progressive attempts by African American men and women and their Native American and Caucasian allies to obtain freedom and to gain their political rights will be explored.
MnTC:
  • Goal 5
  • Goal 7
Prerequisites:

Placement score into READ 0200 or placement score into ESOL 0052 or completion of READ 0100 or ESOL 0042 with faculty recommendation into ESOL 0052.

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African-American History from 1865: Civil Rights and Black Power (HIST 1310)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  3.00  
Description:  This course examines the Reconstruction and Post-Reconstruction issues experienced by African Americans. The course focuses on African American support for invention, the legacy of inventions, business and economic expansion, and labor issues that affect family stability in the present. In addition, the roots and development of the Civil Rights Movement will be explored in the context of the legal and social segregation in the United States.
MnTC:
  • Goal 5
  • Goal 7
Prerequisites:

Placement score into READ 0200 or placement score into ESOL 0052 or completion of READ 0100 or ESOL 0042 with faculty recommendation into ESOL 0052.

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Ancient Rome (HIST 2001)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  3.00  
Description:  This course will cover the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire. You will learn about the Roman city-state, its expansion under the Republic, and the lasting political and cultural impact of the empire on world history.
MnTC:
  • Goal 5
  • Goal 8
Prerequisites:

Placement score into READ 0200 or placement score into ESOL 0052 or completion of READ 0100 or ESOL 0042 with faculty recommendation into ESOL 0052.

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The World Wars (HIST 2002)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  3.00  
Description:  This course covers the First and Second World Wars. You will learn about the international context in which the wars occurred, the politics of the regimes that fought them, the social impact of both on soldiers and civilians, and the technology and tactics used in battle.
MnTC:
  • Goal 5
  • Goal 8
Prerequisites:

Placement score into READ 0200 or placement score into ESOL 0052 or completion of READ 0100 or ESOL 0042 with faculty recommendation into ESOL 0052.

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Women in Early America (HIST 2241)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  3.00  
Description:  This course studies women's experience from the 1600s to the Civil War. Major themes include: women writing and publishing the debates about democracy; women's work during the Revolutionary War; resistance to colonization by indigenous women of Seminole, Creek, Cherokee, and Anishinabe nations; women's founding of community service, educational and reform organizations; and women's leadership from the 1830s through the 1860s in the social movement to abolish slavery. The class will read original documents (biography, letters, newspapers, speeches and pamphlets) to interpret the laws intended to keep women in slavery and indentured servitude. You will discover how women created resistance and fought for justice.
MnTC:
  • Goal 5
  • Goal 9
Prerequisites:

Placement score into READ 0200 or placement into ESOL 0052 or completion of READ 0100 or ESOL 0042 with faculty recommendation into ESOL 0052.

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Women in Modern America (HIST 2242)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  3.00  
Description:  This course explores women's leadership on the civic stage from 1865 to the present. Major themes include leadership in passing civil rights amendments to the Constitution; Women's Christian Temperance Union, the moderate reformers who built communities all over America; the radical women who ran for local, state, and national political office; women's leadership for economic justice in Minnesota from the 1860s-WWI; Nonpartisan Leaguers and Farmer Laborites 1924-1944; leadership in the development of mothers' pensions and welfare; women in the Holocaust; women fighters in the Civil Rights Movement; indigenous women in struggle; and the idealists of the 1960s and 1970s. The extensive use of original documents for reading and discussion will enhance your skills in the interpretation of historical documents.
MnTC:
  • Goal 5
  • Goal 9
Prerequisites:

Placement score into READ 0200 or placement score into ESOL 0052 or completion of READ 0100 or ESOL 0042 with faculty recommendation into ESOL 0052.

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Contemporary China: From 1949 to present (HIST 2243)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  3.00  
Description:  This course introduces you to the study of contemporary China. You will examine the changes that have shaped the People's Republic of China (PRC) from the Communist Revolution under the leadership of Mao Zedong through Deng Xiaoping's economic revolution to the present. You will explore the following aspects of China's history: the Communist (CCP) Revolution and establishment of the PRC; the Nationalist (KMT) exit to Taiwan and establishment of the Republic of China (ROC); the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution; Deng Xiaoping's reforms-the "four modernizations"; the democracy movement and the events at Tiananmen Square on June 4, 1989; recent social, cultural, economic changes; and China's growing presence in this 21st-century world.
MnTC:
  • Goal 5
  • Goal 8
Prerequisites:

Placement score into READ 1300 or completion of READ 0200 or ESOL 0052; ENGL 1110 recommended. Intro course in Social Sciences or HIST 1000 or HIST 1010 or HIST 1020.

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