History - Spring 2018

World History Before 1500 — 3123
HIS 1510 – 3 credits
Cynthia L. Gedz

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

Cattaraugus County Campus

Jan 16 – May 17 Tue, Thu 11:30 am – 12:45 pm
US History Since 1865 — 3122
HIS 1540 – 3 credits
Gregory J. Edwards

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 17 Mon, Wed 1:15 pm – 2:30 pm
The American Civil War — 3111
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 22 – May 17 Mon 6:30 pm – 9:15 pm
Intro to US Women's History — 3154
HIS 2610 – 3 credits
Traci I. Langworthy

Students will explore the diversity of women's experiences within the larger context of United States history from the colonial era to the present. Concepts of gender, power, race/ethnicity, and cultural identity will be considered alongside women's contributions of the political, economic, social, and cultural life of the nation. Special emphasis will be given to the diverse experiences of women of different races, ethnicities, social classes, regions, and ages, as seen through a variety of sources and media. Prerequisite: ENG 1530 (or taking concurrently). Master Course Syllabus

Cattaraugus County Campus

Technology Center 211
Jan 16 – May 17 Tue 2:40 pm – 5:25 pm
Intro to US Women's His-HONORS — 3156
HIS 2610 – 3 credits
Traci I. Langworthy

Students will explore the diversity of women's experiences within the larger context of United States history from the colonial era to the present. Concepts of gender, power, race/ethnicity, and cultural identity will be considered alongside women's contributions of the political, economic, social, and cultural life of the nation. Special emphasis will be given to the diverse experiences of women of different races, ethnicities, social classes, regions, and ages, as seen through a variety of sources and media. Prerequisite: ENG 1530 (or taking concurrently). Master Course Syllabus

Cattaraugus County Campus

Technology Center 211
Jan 16 – May 17 Tue 2:40 pm – 5:25 pm