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History

Students will learn that historical inquiry is not simply to present facts but to search for an interpretation of the past by finding patterns and establishing meaning. Students of history are concerned with understanding the complex interplay between continuity and change, and explaining the origins, evolution, and decline of institutions and ideas.

Classes

Course Name Credits Description
HST 101 Western Civilization: Ancient to Medieval 4

Studies the ancient civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, and Rome. Covers development of Judeo-Christian 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.

HST 102 Western Civilization: Medieval to Modern 4

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.

HST 103 Western Civilization: Modern Europe 4

Studies history of 19th and 20th 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.

HST 104 History of the Middle East 4

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.

HST 105 History of India and South Asia Region 4

Surveys history of India and the South Asian region. Includes political, diplomatic, economic, social, religious, and cultural themes from pre-history to modern times. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

HST 106 History of China 4

Surveys the history of China. Includes political, diplomatic, economic, social, religious, and cultural themes from pre-history to modern times. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit Available.

HST 201 History of the United States to 1840 4

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 non-sequential 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.

HST 202 History of the United States 1840-1914 4

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 non-sequential 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.

HST 203 History of the United States 1914 to present 4

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 non-sequential 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.

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

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 non-sequential 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.

HST 218 Native American Indian History 4

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.

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

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.

HST 240 Oregon History 4

Examines the rich and diverse history of Oregon including the significance of Oregon's frontier heritage and Oregon's role in American history from pre-European 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.

HST 270 History of Mexico 4

Surveys Mexican history from pre-Columbian to modern times. Focus on post contact history: the Spanish conquest, colonial Mexico, independence and its aftermath to contemporary times. Emphasizes social, political and cultural developments and contributions by a diversity of Mexico's peoples. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

HST 277 Oregon Trail 4

Examines Euro-American motivations for westward migration; indigenous peoples; predecessors of the route; trail life; impact on humans and environment; diversity in terms of race, class, ethnicity, gender, and religion. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

Faculty and Staff

Namesort icon Title Email Phone
Stephen Shwiff History & Business Law Instructor sshwiff@cgcc.edu (541) 506-6031
John Copp
History, Political Science Instructor
Department Chair
jcopp@cgcc.edu (541) 506-6000, ext. 7181