History - Spring 2018

World History Before 1500 — 3115
HIS 1510 – 3 credits
Jonathan D. O'Brian

Students will examine the foundations of major cultures of today's world from the beginning of recorded history to the early modern age, with an emphasis on how these developments continue to shape the human experience. They will utilize methods of the social sciences by researching, interpreting, and communicating an understanding of primary and secondary historical sources. The factual and interpretive content of this course will emphasize the comparisons of key historical developments, their chronology, interaction, and the diffusions of the world's major cultures amid increasing global interconnection. 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

North County Center

North County Campus Center 111
Jan 16 – May 17 Tue 11:30 am – 12:45 pm
The American Civil War — 3109
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

North County Center

North County Training Center 123
Jan 22 – May 17 Mon 6:30 pm – 9:15 pm