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History Course Descriptions

HST104 History of World Civilization
Surveys human cultural, social, economic, intellectual, and political development of world civilizations from 3500 B.C to 1450. Prerequisite: Placement into RD115; or RD080 and RD085; or RD090 or higher, or concurrent enrollment; or consent of instructor. (All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.) F, W, Sp, Su
4 Credits

HST105 History of World Civilization
Surveys human cultural, social, economic, intellectual, and political development of world's civilizations from 1450 C.E. to 1870. Prerequisite: Placement into RD115; or RD080 and RD085; or RD090 or higher, or concurrent enrollment; or consent of instructor. (All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.) F, W, Sp, Su
4 Credits

HST106 History of World Civilization
Surveys human cultural, social, economic, and political development of world civilizations. Covers 1870 to the present. Prerequisite: Placement into RD115; or RD080 and RD085; or RD090 or higher, or concurrent enrollment; or consent of instructor. (All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.) F, W, Sp, Su
4 Credits

HST157 History-Mid East/North Africa
Surveys human cultural, social, economic and political developments in the Middle East and North Africa. Prerequisite: Placement into RD115; or RD080 and RD085; or RD090 or higher, or concurrent enrollment; or consent of instructor. (All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.) Offered as needed.
4 Credits

HST158 Special Projects/Latin America
Surveys cultural, social, economic and political developments in Latin America. Prerequisite: Placement into RD115; or RD080 and RD085; or RD090 or higher, or concurrent enrollment; or consent of instructor. (All courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.) Offered as needed.
3 Credits

HST201 History of the United States
Explores the cultural, economic, social, and political developments of the United States to 1840. Prerequisite: Placement into RD115; or RD080 and RD085; or RD090 or higher, or concurrent enrollment; or consent of instructor. (All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.) F, W, Sp, Su; CL
4 Credits

HST202 History of the United States
Explores the cultural, economic, social, and political development of the United States from 1840 to 1900. Prerequisite: Placement into RD115; or RD080 and RD085; or RD090 or higher, or concurrent enrollment; or consent of instructor. (All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.) F, W, Sp, Su; CL
4 Credits

HST203 History of the United States
Explores the cultural, economic, social, and political development of the United States from 1900 to the present. Prerequisite: Placement into RD115; or RD080 and RD085; or RD090 or higher, or concurrent enrollment; or consent of instructor. (All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.) F, W, Sp, Su; CL
4 Credits

HST228 History of Modern Europe
Introduces the history and culture of Europe from 1900 to the present. Analyzes the impact of war and revolution, the end of colonialism and the decline of European empires, and the search for European unification. Prerequisite: Placement into RD115; or RD080 and RD085; or RD090 or higher, or concurrent enrollment; or consent of instructor. (All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.) Offered as needed
4 Credits

HST237 America in the Sixties
Presents an overview of American/U.S. history during the turbulent years of the Sixties. Covers a broad range of themes and ideas that occurred during the Sixties. Prerequisite: Placement into RD115; or RD080 and RD085; or RD090 or higher, or concurrent enrollment; or consent of instructor. (All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.) Sp
4 Credits

HST257 Native American History
Studies the history of native peoples in the United States, from prehistory to the present. Examines how Native American societies have adapted over time to a constantly changing world. Emphasizes the relationship between European Americans and Native Americans after 1492. Prerequisite: Placement into RD115; or RD080 and RD085; or RD090 or higher, or concurrent enrollment; or consent of instructor. (All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.) Offered as needed; CL
4 Credits

HST258 African American History
Recounts and explains experiences which lie at the heart of America's struggle to deal with its racial composition. Examines historical forces which denied African Americans the opportunity to secure meaningful first-class citizenship. Focuses on the political and social lives of African Americans. Additionally, examines the decisions and social institutions that determined public policy regarding Americans of African descent. Prerequisite: Placement into RD115; or RD080 and RD085; or RD090 or higher, or concurrent enrollment; or consent of instructor. (All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.) Sp; CL
4 Credits

HST262 Women in U.S. History
Studies the transformation of the role of women in American society. Prerequisite: Placement into RD115; or RD080 and RD085; or RD090 or higher, or concurrent enrollment; or consent of instructor. (All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.) W, Sp, Su; CL
4 Credits

HST269 Pacific Northwest History
Examines the diverse history of the Pacific Northwest. Discusses political, economic, social, and cultural transformations in the region, placed in a national and international context. Prerequisite: Placement into RD115; or RD080 and RD085; or RD090 or higher, or concurrent enrollment; or consent of instructor. (All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.) F, Sp; CL
4 Credits

HST270 History of Latin America
Surveys Latin American history, encompassing the political theory, class structure and economic organization, culture, and religion from pre-Colombian times to the present. Prerequisite: Placement into RD115; or RD080 and RD085; or RD090 or higher, or concurrent enrollment; or consent of instructor. (All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.) Offered as needed
4 Credits

HST279 Soviet & Contemporary Russia
Surveys and analyzes human cultural, social, economic, and political developments of Soviet and Contemporary Russia. Covers 1917 to the present. Prerequisite: Placement into RD115; or RD080 and RD085; or RD090 or higher, or concurrent enrollment; or consent of instructor. (All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.) Offered as needed
4 Credits

HST299A Women in World History
Surveys the contributions and experience of women in selected global cultures from prehistory to the present. Prerequisite: Placement into RD115; or RD090 with a grade of C or better or concurrent enrollment; or consent of instructor. Offered as needed.
3 Credits

HST299B Women/20th Cent European Hstry
Introduces women's history from a European perspective. Includes the changing meaning of genders, family, motherhood, and marriage; employment, and women's relationship to the state. Examines the ways in which gender shaped the religious experiences, family life, economic roles, and political and legal status of women in Europe over the last century. Prerequisite: Placement into RD115; or RD090 with a grade of C or better or concurrent enrollment; or consent of instructor. Sp
4 Credits

HST299C French Cuisine and Culture
Explores ways in which French culture and culinary are intertwined. Views history and geography from the Ancient Regime to current day. Links French cuisine and national identity. Covers haute cuisine, nouvelle cuisine, and the practice of gastronomy. Prerequisite: Placement into RD115; or RD090 with a grade of C or better or concurrent enrollment; or consent of instructor. Sp
4 Credits

HST299D Legacy of the British Empire
Follows a chronological path through looking at major themes related to the British Empire. Covers how the British Empire developed and defined their imperial mission and settlement of imperial areas. Examines the events surrounding imperial decline, decolonization, and the consequences of colonial policies in areas of the world such as Palestine and India, and the post-colonial legacy that continue to shape these former imperial possessions. Also focuses on the ways in which communities from the British Empire have integrated within the multicultural British society, particularly in terms of language, religion, and trans-cultural identity. Prerequisite: Placement into RD115; or RD090 with a grade of C or better or concurrent enrollment; or consent of instructor. Offered as needed
4 Credits

XHST0001A International Sampler
Three hour course that briefly touches on the history, language, geography, customs, culture, and current society of a specific country.
0 Non-Credit

XHST0001E Italy on Your Own
Introduces information and tips for planning a trip and travel in Italy. Includes an overview of what Italy can offer to visitors including history, culture, geography, art, architecture, the land and its people, and unique regional characteristics. Covers transportation and lodging resources, personal pacing, and cost awareness. Includes lecture, slides, and discussion of travel resources and trip planning ideas.
0 Non-Credit

XHST0001K Cultural Heritage
Introduces students to unique aspects of a selected cultural heritage through historical information, music, literature, art, cuisine, customs, religion, etc.
0 Non-Credit

XHST0001L Oral History
A course for anyone who wants an introduction to the concepts and techniques of recording oral history.
0 Non-Credit

XHST0001M Dramatic History
Historical topics or events are presented through dramatic readings and/or dramatization of significant characters or personalities.
0 Non-Credit

XHST0001N Central Europe History/Culture
Focuses on the history and culture of Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic. Includes early Roman influences, the Holy Roman Empire, significant cities and rulers, 19th and 20th Century history and culture, World War I and II, monuments, landmarks, museums, geography, and cultural influences of central Europe on other parts of the world.
0 Non-Credit

XHST0001U Civil War Revisited
Examines the political and social factors which contributed to the Civil Way, its history and the profound and lingering effects on our politics, culture and economy. Costumes, living history demonstrations, artifacts, and letters will personalize the conflict and its participants.
0 Non-Credit

XHST0001V Discovering Washington, D.C.
Focuses on history of Washington D.C. and nearby areas. Includes the history of buildings, museums, monuments and landmarks, and the significance of locations, events and personalities which combine to create the history of the nation's capital.
0 Non-Credit

XHST0001W New York City History/Culture
Focuses on the history and cultural heritage of New York City. Includes the history of monuments and landmarks, culturally diverse neighborhoods, buildings, museums, the experience of immigrant groups, and the significance of locations, events and personalities which combine to create the history of New York City.
0 Non-Credit

XHST0001X Legends of History
Provides a special glimpse into unique personalities or events from history.
0 Non-Credit

XHST0001Y Alaska's Inside Passage
Studies the natural and cultural history, exploration, settlement and development of Alaska’s Inside Passage. Emphasizes on-site learning about wildlife, nature, native peoples and their cultures, early explorers and settlers. Includes the foundations of communities, government and the economy.
0 Non-Credit

XHST0001Z French Prairie History
Provides an overview of the history and culture of the French Prairie area of Oregon from pioneer days to present. Class structure is tours of prominent historical landmarks
0 Non-Credit

XHST0002A Pioneer History
Presents Pacific Northwest pioneer history topics. Covers selected sites, events and/or personalities and focuses on their historical significance.
0 Non-Credit

XHST0002B Pioneer History
Presents Pacific Northwest pioneer history topics. Covers selected sites, events and/or personalities and focuses on their historical significance.
0 Non-Credit

XHST0002D Pioneer History
Presents Pacific Northwest pioneer history topics. Covers selected sites, events and/or personalities and focuses on their historical significance.
0 Non-Credit

XHST0002F Salem Past & Present
Presents various topics on the history of Salem and nearby Marion County areas using lecture, slides, videos, historic artifacts and/or site visits.
0 Non-Credit

XHST0002G Salem Past & Present
Presents various topics on the history of Salem and nearby Marion County areas using lecture, slides, videos, historic artifacts and/or site visits.
0 Non-Credit

XHST0002H Salem Past & Present
Presents various topics on the history of Salem and nearby Marion County areas using lecture, slides, videos, historic artifacts and/or site visits.
0 Non-Credit

XHST0002J History of Pacific Northwest
Studies the exploration, settlement and development of the Pacific Northwest. Emphasis is placed on Native American tribes, early explorers and settlers, the pioneer movement, and the foundations of government, communities and the economy.
0 Non-Credit

XHST0002K Costa Rica History & Culture
Focuses on the history and culture of Costa Rica. Includes information on native peoples, modern culture, monuments and landmarks, museums, natural history and geography, and sacred sites and their cultural and historical significance.
0 Non-Credit

XHST0002L Trace Your Family Tree
Concentrates on Genealogical research.
0 Non-Credit

XHST0002M Genealogy Workshop
Provides practical information on American genealogy. Provides novice with hands on experience. Student needs to bring family facts, times, and places. Pedigree sheets and family sheets will be provided.
0 Non-Credit

XHST0002N Trace Your Family Tree
Beginning genealogists will become familiar with available local resources and learn methods of obtaining, recording, and filing information for easier use of research data.
0 Non-Credit

XHST0002P Genealogy/Computer 1
Presents techniques to further personal genealogy on the Internet. Emphasis will be placed on exploring major genealogy web sites. Available computer programs and services will be analyzed.
0 Non-Credit

XHST0002Q ETG Genealogy Basics
Offers an introduction to family history research and record-keeping. Covers how to develop a research strategy, conduct research, keep accurate records, and use the genealogical research tools of the computer and the Internet.
0 Non-Credit

XHST0002R Viewpoints
Presents information of current interest and importance to senior citizens with the help of books, newspapers, films, etc., and visiting speakers with specific knowledge and expertise. Class will be encouraged with guided discussion to assess various viewpoints and learn to form their own conclusions.
0 Non-Credit

XHST0002S Pioneer History
Presents Pacific Northwest pioneer history topics. Covers selected sites, events and/or personalities and focuses on their historical significance.
0 Non-Credit

XHST0002T Pioneer History
Presents Pacific Northwest pioneer history topics. Covers selected sites, events and/or personalities and focuses on their historical significance.
0 Non-Credit

XHST0002U Pioneer History
Presents Pacific Northwest pioneer history topics. Covers selected sites, events and/or personalities and focuses on their historical significance.
0 Non-Credit

XHST0002V Lewis & Clark Bicentennial
Covers the history of the Corps of Discovery led by Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark 200 years ago. Tours the exhibit at the Oregon Historical Society to learn about the expedition. Emphasizes the relationships the explorers developed with the native populations.
0 Non-Credit

XHST0002W Pioneer History
Presents Pacific Northwest pioneer history topics. Covers selected sites, events and/or personalities and focuses on their historical significance.
0 Non-Credit

XHST0002X Middle East-Conflict & Peace
Focuses on the countries of the Middle East, including Turkey, North Africa, the Arab peninsula, Iran, and the “Stans” – Afghanistan, Pakistan, and the Central Asian republics. Provides a comprehensive overview of the history of the entire region, with a special focus on three problem relationships: the Israelis and the Palestinians; the Arabs and the Persians; and the Turks and the Kurds. Covers the role of the United States in each of the above conflicts, as well as in such countries as Afghanistan, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Iraq.
0 Non-Credit

XHST0002Y Birth of the American Dream
Developed in cooperation with the Oregon Historical Society. Examines the period immediately following World War II. Identifies shifts that occurred that changed the way U.S. Americans live. Examines how greater access to education via the G.I. Bill, the increase in housing, new technologies, and the baby boom helped frame the American dream.
0 Non-Credit

XHST0002Z Finding Your Family Tree
Provides an introduction to genealogy. Covers the steps for beginning to research information about family and heritage, use of online resources and genealogy software programs, basic genealogy terms.
0 Non-Credit

XHST0003A Oregon at 150 Years
Focuses on Oregon's 150-year history during the state's sesquicentennial. Students are taken back through the state's political, social, and cultural history through lectures and exhibits. Includes a tour of historical sites.
0 Non-Credit