History (HIS)

Prerequisites for courses in this department are not automatically waived for College Guest students and students with a bachelor's degree or higher from a U.S. institution.

HIS 1510     World Civilizations to the Beginning of the Modern Era     4 Credit Hours

Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 1510 or higher.
Note: Prerequisites for courses in this department are not automatically waived for College Guest students and students with a bachelor's degree or higher from a U.S. institution.

In this course we will trace human civilizations from their origins to the era of global interaction (16th century) by exploring their cultural, social, religious, economic and political institutions. We will draw comparisons in order to illustrate the diversity and similarity among civilizations and in order to develop a global view of world systems. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 4

GE Outcomes: Critical Thinking, Global Understanding and Responsibility


HIS 1520     World Civilizations from the Modern Era     4 Credit Hours

Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 1510 or higher.
Note: Prerequisites for courses in this department are not automatically waived for College Guest students and students with a bachelor's degree or higher from a U.S. institution.

In this course we will trace major characteristics of human civilizations throughout the world beginning with the era of global interaction (16th century) until the present by exploring their cultural, social, ideological, economic, and political institutions. We will draw comparisons in order to illustrate the diversity and similarity among civilizations and in order to develop a global view of world systems. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 4

GE Outcomes: Critical Thinking, Global Understanding and Responsibility


HIS 1550     Contemporary World     3 Credit Hours

Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 1510 or higher.
Note: Prerequisites for courses in this department are not automatically waived for College Guest students and students with a bachelor's degree or higher from a U.S. institution.

This course examines worldwide political, cultural, social, economic, religious and intellectual trends since World War Two. It provides the student with opportunities to examine the recent past from a global perspective today. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3

GE Outcomes: Global Understanding and Responsibility


HIS 1650     Topics in History: The History of Modern Detroit     3 Credit Hours

Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 1510 or higher.
Note: Prerequisites for courses in this department are not automatically waived for College Guest students and students with a bachelor's degree or higher from a U.S. institution.

The History of Modern Detroit. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3

GE Outcomes: Effective Communication


HIS 1651     Topics in History     1-4 Credit Hours

Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 1510 or higher.
Note: Prerequisites for courses in this department are not automatically waived for College Guest students and students with a bachelor's degree or higher from a U.S. institution.

This course will deal with specific topics of interest to the public from a historical perspective. The topics will vary from semester to semester. The student should consult the Schedule of Classes to discover what topics are being offered in the current semester. In studying each topic the student will become cognizant of the processes involved in historical research and writing. Emphasis will be directed to understanding the nature of primary and secondary sources, the reliability and objectivity of evidence, the relationship between fact and generalization, the relative input of individuals and institutions in events, and the art of integrating divergent strands in historical developments. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 1 - 4

GE Outcomes: Effective Communication


HIS 1652     Topics in History: American Military History - Colonial Times to Present     3 Credit Hours

Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 1510 or higher.
Note: Prerequisites for courses in this department are not automatically waived for College Guest students and students with a bachelor's degree or higher from a U.S. institution.

American Military History - Colonial Times to Present BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3

GE Outcomes: Effective Communication


HIS 1653     Topics in History: The 1960's     3 Credit Hours

Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 1510 or higher.
Note: Prerequisites for courses in this department are not automatically waived for College Guest students and students with a bachelor's degree or higher from a U.S. institution.

The 1960's. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3

GE Outcomes: Effective Communication


HIS 1654     Topics in History: The JFK Assassination     3 Credit Hours

Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 1510 or higher.
Note: Prerequisites for courses in this department are not automatically waived for College Guest students and students with a bachelor's degree or higher from a U.S. institution.

The JFK Assassination. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3

GE Outcomes: Effective Communication


HIS 1660     Topics in History: The Culture and History of Ancient Egypt     3 Credit Hours

Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 1510 or higher.
Note: Prerequisites for courses in this department are not automatically waived for College Guest students and students with a bachelor's degree or higher from a U.S. institution.

The Culture and History of Ancient Egypt. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3

GE Outcomes: Effective Communication


HIS 1661     Topics in History: Native American Studies     3 Credit Hours

Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 1510 or higher.
Note: Prerequisites for courses in this department are not automatically waived for College Guest students and students with a bachelor's degree or higher from a U.S. institution.

Native American Studies will examine indigenous life in the United States from early European contact to the present. There will be an emphasis of reading Native American literature. Cultural habits and language will also be introduced. The class will also dispel myths that are harbored in society today about these people and how the media has represented these cultures. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3

GE Outcomes: Effective Communication


HIS 1662     Topics in History: Ancient Rome     3 Credit Hours

Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 1510 or higher.
Note: Prerequisites for courses in this department are not automatically waived for College Guest students and students with a bachelor's degree or higher from a U.S. institution.

Ancient Rome. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3

GE Outcomes: Effective Communication


HIS 1663     Topics in History: Ancient Greece     3 Credit Hours

Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 1510 or higher.
Note: Prerequisites for courses in this department are not automatically waived for College Guest students and students with a bachelor's degree or higher from a U.S. institution.

Ancient Greece. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3

GE Outcomes: Effective Communication


HIS 1664     Topics in History: History of Science     3 Credit Hours

Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 1510 or higher.
Note: Prerequisites for courses in this department are not automatically waived for College Guest students and students with a bachelor's degree or higher from a U.S. institution.

History of Science. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3

GE Outcomes: Effective Communication


HIS 1700     Michigan History     3 Credit Hours

Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 1510 or higher.
Note: Prerequisites for courses in this department are not automatically waived for College Guest students and students with a bachelor's degree or higher from a U.S. institution.

This course is a survey of the development of Michigan from prehistoric times to the current day. The social, economic, and political development of the state will be studied in relation to the history of the nation. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3

GE Outcomes: Critical Thinking


HIS 2510     United States History to 1877     3 Credit Hours

Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 1510 or higher.
Note: Prerequisites for courses in this department are not automatically waived for College Guest students and students with a bachelor's degree or higher from a U.S. institution.

In this course we will examine the dynamic interplay of social, political, military, and cultural forces that shaped the development of what becomes the American Republic from the earliest contacts between Europeans and Native Americans until the end of Reconstruction. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3

GE Outcomes: Critical Thinking


HIS 2520     United States History from 1877 to the Present     3 Credit Hours

Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 1510 or higher.
Note: Prerequisites for courses in this department are not automatically waived for College Guest students and students with a bachelor's degree or higher from a U.S. institution.

In this course we will examine selected aspects of the political, economic, social, military, and diplomatic history of the United States since the end of Reconstruction. Among the themes to be emphasized during the span of U.S. history are the growth, maturing and restructuring of an industrial society, the struggle of civil and human rights since the end of Reconstruction, and the activist role of the U.S. in the international arena. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3

GE Outcomes: Critical Thinking


HIS 2610     African American History to 1877     3 Credit Hours

Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 1510 or higher.
Note: Prerequisites for courses in this department are not automatically waived for College Guest students and students with a bachelor's degree or higher from a U.S. institution.

This course examines the African American experience from the emergence of ancient African kingdoms through the Middle Passage to slavery in the Americas, from the abolitionist movement through the Civil War and Reconstruction. It discusses the evolution of black American slavery as a legal, social, economic and political institution. This course also studies African American religion, art, music and other contributions to American culture to 1877. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3

GE Outcomes: Critical Thinking


HIS 2620     African American History From 1877 to The Present     3 Credit Hours

Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 1510 or higher.
Note: Prerequisites for courses in this department are not automatically waived for College Guest students and students with a bachelor's degree or higher from a U.S. institution.

This course is a survey of African Americans in the United States from 1877 to the present. It explores the post-Reconstruction era, civil rights and black nationalistic movements as the backdrop for considering problems facing a multiracial and pluralistic society today. It traces the development of African American religion, art, music and other contributions while also examining the concepts of racism, desegregation/integration and separatism and the role of law. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3

GE Outcomes: Critical Thinking