History - Spring 2017

World History since 1500 — 3297
HIS 1520 – 3 credits
Julie A. Musial

Students in this introductory historical survey course will study and evaluate the cultural changes and continuities of selected world societies during the Modern Era, from the sixteenth century CE, to the present from a western perspective. They will use social sciences methods to research, interpret, and communicate historical understanding through the use of primary and secondary sources. The shaping of the modern age and its legacy for the world today will be stressed, as will the implications for the future of the global community. Corequisite: ENG 1510, must meet minimum college level reading score 80+. It is not necessary to take HIS 1510 before HIS 1520. HIS courses are reading and writing intensive. Master Course Syllabus

Cattaraugus County Campus

Jan 17 – May 18 Tue, Thu 1:15 pm – 2:30 pm
US History Since 1865 — 3299
HIS 1540 – 3 credits
Julie A. Musial

Students will examine the history of the United States from the conclusion of the Civil War to the present. Using the methodology of the social sciences, students will learn and evaluate the major political, social, cultural, scientific-technological, economic, and natural developments that have shaped the recent American experience. Students will give special attention to the unique contributions made by diverse peoples and institutions, and will better understand the responsibilities of educated citizens today. Corequisite: ENG 1510, must meet minimum college level reading score 80+. It is not necessary to take HIS 1530 before HIS 1540. HIS courses are reading and writing intensive. Master Course Syllabus

Cattaraugus County Campus

Jan 17 – May 18 Tue, Thu 11:30 am – 12:45 pm
The American Civil War — 3754
HIS 2100 – 3 credits
Gregory J. Edwards

Students will survey the American Civil War and the subsequent Reconstruction Era. The specific topics to be covered include: the causes of the war; the political, economic, military, and diplomatic execution of the war; the problem of waging war in a democracy; the constitutional issues raised by the war; the reasons the South lost the Civil War; the impact of the war and reconstruction on American history; and the reconstruction policies of Lincoln, Johnson, and the Radical Republicans. Lectures will focus on the military aspects of the war. Prerequisite: ENG 1530. Master Course Syllabus

Cattaraugus County Campus

Allied Health & Sciences Center 103
Jan 23 – May 18 Mon 6:30 pm – 9:15 pm