History Course Descriptions

Scheduling requirements and limited resources prevent all courses from being offered every term or every year.  Some courses may be offered exclusively via distance delivery. Course numbers, titles, course and program applicability, prerequisites, instructional format, delivery methods, and content may change without notice.  Students are advised to consult with an advising specialist each term to select courses, create and maintain personal educational plans, and obtain the most current information.

HST 101
History of Western Civilization: Ancient to Medieval -- 4 Credits

Explores the ancient civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, and Rome. Covers
development of JudeoChristian beliefs, early Islamic civilization, Byzantine civilization, and early medieval Europe. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115, and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available. This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Cultural Literacy, Social Sciences/AAOT, Social Sciences/AS, Social Sciences/AAS, Social Sciences/AGS, Social Sciences/ASOTB.


HST 102
Western Civilization: Medieval to Modern -- 4 Credits

Studies the High Middle Ages and early modern Europe, including the Renaissance,
Reformation, Scientific Revolution, Enlightenment and the French Revolution. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available. This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Cultural Literacy, Social Sciences/AAOT, Social Sciences/AS, Social Sciences/AAS, Social Sciences/AGS, Social Sciences/ASOTB.


HST 103
Western Civilization: Modern Europe -- 4 Credits

Studies history of nineteenth and twentieth-century Europe, including the Industrial
Revolution, nationalism, imperialism, socialism, the Russian Revolution, Nazism, world wars and their aftermath. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available. This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Cultural Literacy, Social Sciences/AAOT, Social Sciences/AS, Social Sciences/AAS, Social Sciences/AGS, Social Sciences/ASOTB.


HST 104
History of Middle East -- 4 Credits

History of Eastern Civilizations: Middle East Surveys the Middle East from ancient to
modern times. Includes political, diplomatic, economic, social, religious and cultural themes. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available. This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Cultural Literacy, Social Sciences/AAOT, Social Sciences/AS, Social Sciences/AAS, Social Sciences/AGS, Social Sciences/ASOTB. (May be offered only via distance education.)


HST 105
History of India and South Asia Region -- 4 Credits

Introduces the history of India and the South Asian region. Includes political, diplomatic,
economic, social, religious, and cultural themes from prehistory to modern times. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available. This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Cultural Literacy, Social Sciences/AAOT, Social Sciences/AS, Social Sciences/AAS, Social Sciences/AGS, Social Sciences/ASOTB. (May be offered only via distance education.)


HST 106
History of China -- 4 Credits

Introduces the history of China. Includes political, diplomatic, economic, social, religious, and cultural themes from prehistory to modern times. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit Available. This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Cultural Literacy, Social Sciences/AAOT, Social Sciences/AS, Social Sciences/AAS, Social Sciences/AGS, Social Sciences/ASOTB. (May be offered only via distance education.)


HST 107
History of Korea and Japan -- 4 Credits

Explores the history of Korea and Japan and their dynamic relationship from prehistory
To modern times. Includes political, diplomatic, economic, social, religious, and cultural themes. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available. This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Cultural Literacy, Social Sciences/AAOT, Social Sciences/AS, Social Sciences/AAS, Social Sciences/AGS, Social Sciences/ASOTB. (May be offered only via distance education.)


HST 111
U.S. History: Skills and Issues -- 1 Credit

Enhances academic skills and deepens an understanding of American history as a
discipline while supporting work performed in HST 201, HST 202 or HST 203. Includes a tutorial relating to course concepts and content, academic skill building, and a brief community-related learning project. Corequisites: HST 201 or HST 202 or HST 203. Audit available. (May be offered only via distance education.)


HST 201
History of the United States to 1840 -- 4 Credits

Examines cause and effect, and significant trends and movements related to political,
social and economic ideas and events from Colonial times to 1840. History courses are nonsequential and may be taken in any term and in any order. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available. This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Cultural Literacy, Social Sciences/AAOT, Social Sciences/AS, Social Sciences/AAS, Social Sciences/AGS, Social Sciences/ASOTB.


HST 202
History of the United States: 1840-1914 -- 4 Credits

Examines cause and effect, and significant trends and movements related to political,
social and economic ideas and events from 1840 to 1914. History courses are nonsequential and may be taken in any term and in any order. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available. This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Cultural Literacy, Social Sciences/AAOT, Social Sciences/AS, Social Sciences/AAS, Social Sciences/AGS, Social Sciences/ASOTB.


HST 203
History of the United States 1914 to present -- 4 Credits

Examines cause and effect, and significant trends and movements related to political,
social and economic ideas and events from 1914 to present. History courses are nonsequential and may be taken in any term and in any order. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available. This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Cultural Literacy, Social Sciences/AAOT, Social Sciences/AS, Social Sciences/AAS, Social Sciences/AGS, Social Sciences/ASOTB.


HST 204
History of Women in the U.S.: Precolonial to 1877 -- 4 Credits

Examines the lives of women in terms of family relations, religion, culture, sexuality and
reproduction, and work roles, as well as educational opportunities and social reform activities. Explores diversity in terms of class, race, ethnicity, legal status, and region. History courses are nonsequential and may be taken in any term and in any order. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available. This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Cultural Literacy, Social Sciences/AAOT, Social Sciences/AS, Social Sciences/AAS, Social Sciences/AGS, Social Sciences/ASOTB. (May be offered only via distance education.)


HST 205       
History of Women in the U.S.: 1877 to Present -- 4 Credits

Examines women's work in maturing industrial economy, women's reform activities, and
changing family and social relationships. Explores class, ethnic, racial, and regional diversity. History courses are nonsequential and may be taken in any term and in any order. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available. This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Cultural Literacy, Social Sciences/AAOT, Social Sciences/AS, Social Sciences/AAS, Social Sciences/AGS, Social Sciences/ASOTB. (May be offered only via distance education.)


HST 218
Native American Indian History -- 4 Credits

Covers history of American Indians in what is now the United States from pre-Columbian
times to the present, exploring the cultural diversity among Native peoples, tribal sovereignty, conflicts and accommodations with European Americans, historical roots of contemporary Native American issues and an increased level of awareness of the cultural heritage of the United States. Prerequisite:
WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available. This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Cultural Literacy, Social Sciences/AAOT, Social Sciences/AS, Social Sciences/AAS, Social Sciences/AGS, Social Sciences/ASOTB. (May be offered only via distance education.)


HST 225
History of Women, Sex, and the Family -- 4 Credits

Examines the historical and cultural variations in family life and sexuality in the 19th and
20th centuries in an international context (including the United States) through topics such as courtship, marriage, reproduction, violence, colonialism, homosexuality, and work. Prerequisite: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available. This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Cultural Literacy, Social Sciences/AAOT, Social Sciences/AS, Social Sciences/AAS, Social Sciences/AGS, Social Sciences/ASOTB. (May be offered only via distance education.)


HST 240
Oregon History -- 4 Credits

Examines the rich and diverse history of Oregon including the significance of Oregon's frontier heritage and Oregon's role in American history from preEuropean contact to the modern era. Explores economic, political, social, and cultural factors in terms of race, ethnicity, gender, class, and religion. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available. This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Cultural Literacy, Social Sciences/AAOT, Social Sciences/AS, Social Sciences/AAS, Social Sciences/AGS, Social Sciences/ASOTB.
(May be offered only via distance education.)