HISTORY

HIST 101 – UNITED STATES HISTORY TO 1800

This course is a survey of American history from its beginnings through the colonial, revolutionary and into the early national period, with emphasis on the development of our political, constitutional, economic, social and cultural institutions.

3 credits (3 lecture hours) fall and spring semester

This course satisfies the Liberal Arts and Sciences requirement and the SUNY General Education Requirement for American History.

Students may not receive credit for both SOCS 101 and HIST 101

HIST 102 – UNITED STATES HISTORY FROM 1800 TO 1900

This course is a survey of American history from the Jeffersonian Era to the Era of Good Feeling, the Reform Movement, the Old South and Slavery, the Civil war and Reconstruction and ending with the rise of the Industrializing Age, with emphasis on the development of our political, constitutional, economic, social and cultural institutions.

3 credits (3 lecture hours) fall and spring

This course satisfies the Liberal Arts and Sciences requirement and the SUNY General Education Requirement for American History.

Students may not receive credit for both SOCS 101 and HIST 102 Students may not receive credit for both SOCS 102 and HIST 102

HIST 103 – UNITED STATES HISTORY FROM 1900 TO THE PRESENT

This course is a survey of American History from the Progressive Era through Great Depression, the two World Wars, the Cold War, the social political and cultural changes of the 60’ and 70’s and into Reagan and the post Reagan Era, with emphasis on the development of our political, constitutional, economic, social and cultural in-situations.

3 credits (3 lecture hours) fall and spring

This course satisfies the Liberal Arts and Sciences requirement and the SUNY General Education Requirement for American History.

Students may not receive credit for both SOCS 102 and HIST 103

HIST 151 – WORLD HISTORY TO 1600

This course is an introductory survey of Ancient World History to 1600 C.E. It explores how human societies developed an increasingly complex set of socio- economic and political systems in response to physical and cultural challenges. It begins with the development of agriculture as a key event and then focuses on the nature of early world civilizations. The course then studies the civilizations of representative cultures from all areas of the world including the Americas, Africa, East and South Asia, the Middle East, and Europe, demonstrating the way each society ad-dressed key problems through its economic, political, and religious institutions.

3 credits (3 lecture hours) fall semester

This course satisfies the Liberal Arts and Sciences requirement and the SUNY General Education Requirement for Other World Civilization.

Students may not receive credit for both SOCS 103 and HIST 151

HIST 152 – WORLD HISTORY FROM 1500

This course is an introductory survey of Modern World History from 1500 C.E. It explores the development and collapse of the great early modern empires. It then focuses upon political and economic modernization in Western Europe and the impact of that modernization on representative non-European societies between 1800 and 1945 including those in the Americas, Africa, East and South Asia, the Middle East, and Europe. Finally, the course highlights some of the issues faced by post-WWII non-European societies seeking to modernize in the shadow of Cold War conflict.

3 credits (3 lecture hours) spring semester

This course satisfies the Liberal Arts and Sciences requirement and the SUNY General Education Requirement for Other World Civilization.

Students may not receive credit for both SOCS 104 and HIST 152

HIST 161 – EUROPEAN HISTORY TO 1648

This course is an introductory survey of European History to 1648. It explores the key institutions of Western culture beginning with its origins in the Mediterranean region. The course focuses on the development of Western civilization into a set of competing states and the political, economic, and intellectual/religious institutions that bound these states together into a common civilization.

3 credits (3 lecture hours) Fall Semester

This course satisfies the Liberal Arts and Sciences requirement and the SUNY General Education Requirement for Western Civilization.

Students may not receive credit for both SOCS 103 and HIST 161

HIST 162 – EUROPEAN HISTORY FROM 1500

This course is an introductory survey of European History from 1500. It explores the development of a unique modern culture in Western Europe between 1500 and 1850 and the impact of this culture upon the world in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries. The course also discusses the Russian alternative to modern Western culture and how the two societies came into conflict during the Cold War in the late 20th Century. The course ends by describing the Cold War conflict and its legacy in the 21st Century.

3 credits (3 lecture hours) spring semester

This course satisfies the Liberal Arts and Sciences requirement and the SUNY General Education Requirement for Western Civilization.

Students may not receive credit for both SOCS 104 and HIST 162

HIST 171 - ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY

A world history of human action and interaction in the natural world. Explains changing populations, techno-logical and economic developments in geographical and ecological terms. Attention given to the history of religious and philosophical ideas concerning the place of humans in nature. Also considered is the history of modern environmental ideas concerning the human impact on the environment.

3 credits (3 lecture hours), fall or spring semester

This course satisfies the Liberal Arts and Sciences requirement and the SUNY General Education Requirement for Other World Civilization.

HIST 172 – LATIN AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN HISTORY

This course surveys the broad sweep of Latin American and Caribbean history from Amerindian cultures before Columbus to the 21st century. The volatility of the multi-cultural societies of these lands, spilling over sometimes into fractious violence and brilliant creativity, will be a recurrent theme. Emphasis may vary between key

personalities, social change, culture, conflict or gender. Students will be exposed to the main themes of Latin American and Caribbean history.

3 credits (3 lecture hours) fall or spring

This course satisfies the Liberal Arts and Sciences requirement and the SUNY General Education Requirement for Other World Civilization.

HIST 181- HISTORY OF TECHNOLOGY TO 1800

This course is a general survey of the history of technology from pre-historic times up to the Industrial Revolution. The course focuses on technology as a means to solve human problems, real or perceived, and the unexpected and unintended side-effects of technology in such areas as: agriculture, energy, communications, navigation,

construction and transportation.

3 credits (3 lecture hours), Fall

This course satisfies the Liberal Arts and Sciences requirement and the SUNY General Education Requirement for Other World Civilization.

HIST 182- HISTORY OF TECHNOLOGY FROM 1750

This course is a general survey of the history of technology from the Industrial Revolution to the present. The course focuses on technology as a means to solve human problems, real or perceived, and the unexpected and unintended side- effects of technology in such areas as: energy, communications, economics, health care, and transportation.

3 credits (3 lecture hours), Spring

This course satisfies the Liberal Arts and Sciences requirement and the SUNY General Education Requirement for Western Civilization.

HIST 220 - AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY

This course will focus on tracing African American history from its African origin through the experience of slavery to the present condition in the United States. Some of the objectives will be: to explore the rich African traditions and culture that were in place before slavery; to provide the analytical tools necessary to fully appreciate the Black struggle in its various dimensions; to critically assess the contributions of African Americans to American society from an economic, political and social viewpoint.

Prerequisite: HIST 101, 102, or 103

3 credits (3 lecture hours), fall semester

This course satisfies the Liberal Arts and Sciences requirement and the SUNY General Education Requirement for American History.

HIST 221 – HISTORY OF THE VIETNAM WAR

Analysis and survey of the history, personalities and events that lead to United States involvement in Vietnam from 1945 to the present. The course is an overview of early Vietnamese history and its impact on the twentieth century French and American wars in Indochina. It will seek to answer the questions: why was the US in Vietnam? What was accomplished? What are the lessons of Vietnam?

Prerequisite: Any 100-level HIST course, or permission of Instructor

3 credits   (3   lecture   hours) fall       or   Spring   Semester   This course satisfies the Liberal Arts and Sciences requirement.

HIST 225 - WOMEN IN THE UNITED STATES

This course will explore and analyze the role of women in the U.S. from 1607 to the present. It will critically assess women’s experiences and contributions to our nation—politically, socially, economically, and culturally using the tools of social science and historical analysis.

Prerequisite: HIST 101, 102, 103 or SOCI 101

3 credits (3 lecture hours), spring semester

This course satisfies the Liberal Arts and Sciences requirement and the SUNY General Education Requirement for American History.

HIST 320- HISTORY OF NEW YORK STATE

This course includes the social, political and economic history of New York State from Colonial times through the twentieth century. Topics may vary from semester to semester but will include The Iroquois and Algonquians, the Dutch and English in Colonial New York, Slavery, the Revolutionary War, the Erie Canal, the Underground Railroad, Women’s Rights, The Shakers, The Mormons, The Abolitionist Movement, The Oneida Community, The Civil War, the Gilded Age, the World Wars and New York after World War II. Special attention is given to regional and Central New York History.

Prerequisite: One of the following courses: HIST 101, HIST 102 or HIST 103 or permission of instructor

3 credits (3 lecture hours), fall semester

This course satisfies the Liberal Arts and Sciences requirement and the SUNY General Education Requirement for American History.

Students may not receive credit for both SOCS 250 and HIST 320

HIST 351- THE WORLD SINCE 1914

This is an advanced topics courses focused on the history of the non-Western world from 1914 to the present. The course will examine global economic, political, and cultural trends of the period with an emphasis on their impact on the non-Western world. Topics include: imperialism, decolonization, economic development and

globalization, and cultural movements like Pan-Africanism, women rights, and religious fundamentalism.

Prerequisite: COMP 101, grade ‘C” or better

3 credits (3 lecture hours

This course satisfies the Liberal Arts and Sciences requirement and the SUNY General Education Requirement for Other World Civilizations.

HIST 371 – THE WORLD WARS

This is a general topics course covering the origins, events, and legacy of the First and Second World Wars. The course examines the nature of the wars including

political and military strategy in the major theaters of each war. It discusses significant shifts in the balance of power between the great military powers of the world before, during, and after each conflict.

Prerequisite: COMP 101 with a ‘C’ or better

3 credits (3 lecture hours) fall/spring semester

This course satisfies the Liberal Arts and Sciences requirement and the SUNY General Education Requirement for Western Civilization.

HIST 372 – THE COLD WAR

This is a general topics course covering the origins, events, and legacy of the Cold War. The course discusses the Cold War as an ideological, military, and economic struggle between the United States and the Soviet Union. It also looks at the struggle from the point of view of the so-called Third World countries including countries those in Latin America and the newly independent societies of Africa and Asia.

Prerequisite: COMP 101 with a ‘C’ or better

3 credits (3 lecture hours) fall/spring semester

This course satisfies the Liberal Arts and Sciences requirement and the SUNY General Education Requirement for Western Civilization.

HIST 375 - RUSSIAN HISTORY

This is an advanced topics course exploring the history of Russia. It emphasizes the time period from 1800 to the present, including the histories of the various societies of the region including: Imperial Russia, the Soviet Union, and the Post-Soviet Republics. The course traces key themes in Russian history including clashes with Western European culture and the drive to keep up with Western societies as well as exploring the role of Russia as a world power and its role in the cultural, political, and economic conflicts of the last two centuries.

Prerequisite: COMP 101, “C” or better.

3 credits (3 lecture hours) Offered in rotation with other 300-level Western/World courses.

This course meets SUNY Other World Civilizations general education requirements.

HIST 380 – HISTORY OF SCIENCE AND MEDICINE

This is an advanced topics course focusing on the history of science and medicine. The course surveys human understandings of the nature of the universe and of human beings, beginning with the Neolithic peoples and continuing through ancient cultures such as the Chinese and Greeks and on into the early development of modem science in Europe. It ends with a discussion of the broad developments in science and medicine occurring in the past 200 years of human history. This course can be taken for credit only once as either HIST 380 or STS 380.

Prerequisite: COMP 101 "C" or better.

3 credits (3 lecture hours) fall or spring

This course satisfies the Liberal Arts and Sciences requirement and the SUNY General Education Requirement for Western Civilization.