History
2005 - 2006 College of the Ozarks Catalog

Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science

The objectives of the history major are: 1) To develop a general understanding of the major themes, events, and personalities of American and modern world history; 2) to develop skills in the collection, evaluation, and communication of historical data; 3) to provide opportunities for more advanced knowledge in specific geographic regions; 4) to prepare individuals for careers in education, business, law, the ministry, libraries and museums, and public service.

Major in History
Required major courses: 37 hours
HST 103 The American Experience (F/S) 3
HST 153 Western Civilization to 1660 (F/S) 3
HST 163 Western Civilization since 1660 (F/S) 3
HST 213 Introduction to Historical Research (F) 3
HST 433 Seminar WI (S) 3
HST 461 Portfolio (F/S) 1
Additional courses (300-400 level) with at least three courses in American history and two in modern European history; one course in either Third World or non-Western fields of history; and one elective course 21
Recommended for all majors:  
Foreign languages, database research, and other courses in the social sciences and humanities.  

Double Major
History/Secondary Education
In addition to the courses required for a major in history, students seeking a double major in secondary education with emphasis in history and social studies must complete all courses required by the state of Missouri for secondary certification (see description under Department of Education) and all of the following hours in the social studies:
Political Science (U.S. and state) 6
Economics (recommend ECN 103) 3
Geography (HST 203) 3
Behavioral Science (required PSY 103 and SOC 103) 6*
Methods of Teaching Social Studies (HST 403) 3
(*excluding PSY 363 and PSY 383) The state of Missouri can mandate changes to these requirements.

Minor in History
Required minor courses: 18 hours  
HST 103 The American Experience (F/S) 3
HST 163 Western Civilization since 1660 (F/S) 3
Additional History courses (HST, HSA, HSW 300-400 level) 12
Recommended additional courses:  
Foreign languages.  

COURSES IN HISTORY (HST)

103 The American Experience An introduction to the study of United States history from pre-colonial times to the present through an examination of significant episodes, issues, and people from the American past. (F/S)

153 Western Civilization to 1660 An introductory survey of the Western heritage from its origins to 1660 focusing on political, cultural, social, and intellectual developments that have exerted a continuing influence. (F/S)

163 Western Civilization since 1660 An introductory survey of the Western heritage from 1660 to the present focusing on political, cultural, social, and intellectual developments that have exerted a continuing influence. (F/S)

203 World Regional Geography An introduction to the complexity and diversity of the world by focusing on distinct geographical regions and their general characteristics. NOTE: This is a service course offered primarily for education certification students, and does not count toward a history major or minor.

213 Introduction to Historical Research Prerequisites: two of the following three courses: 103, 153, 163. An introduction to historical research methods and the philosophy of history. Students will explore how and why historians study the past, and they will begin to learn how to research, write, and document their own projects. (F)

Prerequisite for all 300-400 level courses: 45 hours or permission.

403 Methods of Teaching Social Studies A study of the methods of teaching history and the social studies in secondary schools. (F)

433 Seminar—Prerequisite: HST 213 and permission. An intensive study of a period or topic in European, American, or Third World history. The course involves the preparation and presentation of a substantial research paper. Writing Intensive. (S)

461 Portfolio—Prerequisite: permission. This is a pass/fail course in which the student works with his or her advisor in preparation of a resumé and a collection of representative work done in pursuit of the history major, including tests, papers, projects, seminar paper, etc. (F/S)

47V (1-6) Directed Readings Open to upperclassmen of proven ability. Intensive reading in one of the main fields of history under the supervision of a faculty advisor.

48V (1-9) Internships Internships are available for qualified students who wish to pursue off-campus learning experiences at such places as museums or research libraries. Credit earned through internships may not be applied toward the seven course upper-division major requirement.

49V (1-9) Special Problems Special Problems are courses offered by members of the department to accommodate specific interests of students and faculty.

COURSES IN AMERICAN HISTORY (HSA)

Prerequisite for all 300-400 level courses: 45 hours or permission.

303 Colonial America A study of the development and creation of an American nation, with emphasis on colonial settlement patterns, the growth of economic and political independence, and the American Revolution and its consequences. Writing Intensive. (F–even)

313 Early Republic An examination of the formative period in American history, 1789-1848, covering such topics as the drafting and ratification of the Constitution, the Age of Jefferson, Jacksonian Democracy, and the Mexican War. (S–odd)

323 Civil War and Reconstruction A study of the causes and consequences of sectional conflict, including an analysis of the major military campaigns, diplomatic and socio-economic events, as well as significant aspects of postwar reconstruction. (F–odd)

333 United States, 1877-1914 A study of the effects of racism, westward expansion, industrialization, urbanization, imperialism, and Progressivism upon American society. (S–even)

343 United States, 1914-1945 A study of the two World Wars and the Great Depression and their testing of the United States and the American people in the first half of the twentieth century. Writing Intensive. (F–even)

353 United States, 1945-Present A study of the political, economic, diplomatic, and social forces that have shaped the United States in the last half of the twentieth century. Writing Intensive. (S–odd)

413 American Diplomatic History An examination of the development and implementation of American foreign policy from the colonial era to the present: the foundations of American diplomacy, the testing of independence, expansionism, diplomatic tensions of the 20th century, including the World Wars, Korea, and Vietnam. Writing Intensive. (S–even)

423 United States in Vietnam A study of American involvement in Southeast Asia in the context of the Cold War and the political, social, and cultural impact of the Vietnam war on the American people. (F–odd)

453 Civil Rights Movement An examination of the major themes, individuals, groups, and events of the struggle for black equality from Reconstruction to the present. (S–even)

463 History of Latin America A study of the Native American, European, and African experiences in Central and South America, emphasizing the political, economic, social, and cultural forces that have shaped the development of Latin America in the modern world. This course will satisfy the Third World course requirement for history majors. (S–odd)

COURSES IN WORLD HISTORY (HSW)

Prerequisite for all 300-400 level courses: 45 hours or permission.

353 Europe Since 1914—Prerequisite: HST 163 or equivalent. A study of the main currents of recent European history with emphasis on such topics as the causes of the World Wars, the anatomy of Fascism and Nazism, Communism, modern intellectual trends, and the post-World War II search by Europe for a new role in world affairs. (F–odd)

403 Modern Britain—Prerequisite: HST 163 or equivalent. A study of the main currents in the history of Great Britain since 1760. Special topics include the impact of American, French, and Industrial Revolutions; religion, democratization, Ireland, empire; and the welfare state, the World Wars, Britain’s role in Europe, socialism, and “Thatcherism.” (S–odd)

413 French Revolution—Prerequisite: HST 163 or equivalent. A study of the French Revolution of 1789. Topics include society and government under the Old Regime; the political, social, intellectual, and economic origins of the Revolution; the radical phase and Reign of Terror; the impact of ideology and war; the rise of Napoleon Bonaparte; and the Revolution’s legacy for democracy, dictatorship, socialism, warfare, and nationalism. (F–even)

423 Hitler and Nazi Germany—Prerequisite: HST 163 or equivalent. A study of Germany during the Third Reich and its ruler. Special topics include Adolf Hitler’s personality, life, and mythology; the conditions enabling the Nazi seizure of power; characteristics of Nazi rule; Nazi ideology; German society and culture under Nazi rule; World War II; the Holocaust; and the legacy of the Nazi period. (S–odd)

433 Russia and the Soviet Union—Prerequisite: HST 163 or equivalent. A survey of the main trends of traditional Russian history, and an examination of the failure of czarist Russia, the Bolshevik Revolution, the evolution of the USSR, and the role of Russia in the contemporary world. This course will count in the major requirements as a European or Third World course but not as both. Writing Intensive. (S–even)

443 History of Africa A survey of the history of sub-Saharan Africa with emphasis on the 19th and 20th centuries. Special topics covered include Islam in Africa, colonialism, nationalism, and the role of Africa in the contemporary world. This course will satisfy the Third World course requirement for history majors.

453 Topics in Asian History—Prerequisite: HST 153 or HST 163. This course will explore a specific topic or topics by examining the historical context of Asian cultures (India, China, Japan, Southeast Asia). Special emphasis will be placed on a comparative historical analysis across various time periods. This course will satisfy the Third World course requirement for history majors. Writing Intensive. (F–odd)

463 Modern Middle East Examination of the major political, economic, and social developments in the Arab World, Turkey, Iran, and Israel during the 19th and 20th centuries. This course will satisfy the Third World course requirement for history majors. (F-even)

 

 

2005 - 2006 College of the Ozarks Catalog