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History

Course # Course Title Credits
HIST101 U.S. History to 1877 3 Credits

Prerequisite: None. Recommended: Completion or corequisite of ENG 101 or eligibility to enroll in ENG 101. Offers a survey of American history and civilization from the time of the first European settlement to about 1877. Satisfies the United States constitution requirement.

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HIST102 U.S. History Since 1877 3 Credits

Prerequisite: None. Recommended: Completion or corequisite of ENG 101 or eligibility to enroll in ENG 101. Covers American history and civilization since the end of the American Civil War and Reconstruction Era. Satisfies the Nevada Constitution requirement.

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HIST105 European Civilization to 1648 3 Credits

Covers the development of Western civilization and history from its beginnings in the valleys of the Nile, Tigris, and Euphrates rivers to the mid-17th century rise of strong nation-states.

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HIST106 European Civilization Since 1648 3 Credits

Covers Western civilization and history from the mid-17th century to the present.

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HIST111 Survey of U.S. Constitutional History 3 Credits

Teaches the origin, development, history of the Nevada and United States constitutions. Examines the American judicial system through a number of significant decisions and will analyze the individuals who made those decisions.Satisfies the U.S. and Nevada Constitution requirements.

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HIST203 History of Television 3 Credits

Prerequisites: None. Recommended: Eng 101 Topical survey of television, focusing on historical context and analysis of television genres and themes. Topics will vary.

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HIST207 Discover Nevada 1 Credits

Explores the many historic sites and scenic areas of Nevada, utilizing lecture discussions, slide presentations, readings and videos.

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HIST208 World History I 3 Credits

Prerequisites: None. Recommended: Completion or corequisite of ENG 101 or eligibility to enroll ENG 101 A survey of the societies and cultures of Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Europe, the Americas, and Oceania to 1600.

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HIST209 World History II 3 Credits

Prerequisites: None. Recommended: Completion or corequisite of ENG 101 or eligibility to enroll ENG 101 A review of the principal developments in world history since 1600, including scientific and technological revolutions, social revolutions, nationalism, immigration, colonialism, world wars, decolonization, modernization, democracy, and dictatorships.

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HIST217 Nevada History 3 Credits

Studies Nevada's history from prehistoric times to the present. Examines the early mining and cattle frontiers, the development of towns and the advent of industrialization as well as the 20th century problems of water, energy, and growth. Satisfies the Nevada Constitution requirement.

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HIST225 Introduction to the Vietnam War 3 Credits

Survey of U.S. involvement in Vietnam from 1954 to U.S. withdraws in 1975. Provides an overview of the land, history, and culture of Vietnam and the region. In-depth study of the U.S. involvement in Vietnam. Concludes with an overview of post U.S. involvement issues and the present day Vietnam.

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HIST226 Popular Culture and History: Organized Crime 3 Credits

Prerequisite: None. Recommended: Completion or corequisite of ENG 101 or eligibility to enroll in ENG 101 Topical survey of popular culture and history, focusing on historical background and utilizing diverse primary and secondary sources. Emphasis on organized crime, predominantly in the 20th & 21st centuries across the globe. Repeatable up to a maximum of 9 credits.

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HIST247 Introduction to the History of Mexico 3 Credits

Introduces pre-Columbian Mexico, Colonial New Spain and Mexican national history to the present.

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HIST285 History of Witchcraft 3 Credits

Prerequisites: None. Recommended: ENG 101 Addresses the changing definitions of magic, science, religion and law as they pertain to the supernatural from the beginnings of ancient civilizations through the modern era. Topics will include pagan religions, heresy, possession and exorcism, demons, artistic representations, and gender.

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HIST290 The Roaring 20s 3 Credits

Prerequisites: None. Recommended: Completion or corequisite of ENG 101 or eligibility to enroll in ENG 101. Study of American society and culture in the 1920s through the interrelated topics of consumerism, youth culture, the role of the U.S. in the world, post-war retrenchment, the Harlem Renaissance/Jazz Age, and shifting definitions of race and gender.