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IAI Social and Behavioral Sciences HIST 101: Western Civilization to 1500

Prerequisite(s):
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 099/101

This course covers the main stream of Western civilization from the first millennium B.C. to 1500. The course considers religious, economic, and cultural trends and developments as well as the major political events of the period. The focus of the course is on Europe but the great Middle Eastern civilizations and cultural contributions are considered as they impact Europe and help shape the West. Special attention is given to individuals and their contributions as well as to the rise of nations. 3 credit hours
IAI GEC Code - S2 902

Transferrable General Education Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

IAI Social and Behavioral Sciences HIST 102: Western Civilization Since 1500

Prerequisite(s):
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 099/101

This course covers the development of the modern West in terms of the great movements of the past five centuries: The Reformation, The Enlightenment, Absolutism and the rise of the nation state, the French Revolution, Industrialization, the emergence of modern political ideology, the World Wars, the Cold War and the roots of the present political situation. The course emphasizes watershed events in the realm of religion, politics, economics, artistic and cultural developments, and war. Special attention is given to the contributions of individuals in shaping the modern world. 3 credit hours
IAI GEC Code - S2 903

Transferrable General Education Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

IAI Social and Behavioral Sciences HIST 135: History of the US to 1865

Prerequisite(s):
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 099/101

This course covers the major political, social, economic and diplomatic trends that have shaped the United States from the early explorations of America to the Civil War and Reconstruction. 3 credit hours
IAI GEC Code - S2 900

Transferrable General Education Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

IAI Social and Behavioral Sciences HIST 136: History of the US Since 1865

Prerequisite(s):
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 099/101

This course covers the major political, social, economic and diplomatic trends that have shaped the United States from the end of the Civil War to the present. 3 credit hours
IAI GEC Code - S2 901

Transferrable General Education Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

IAI Social and Behavioral Sciences HIST 150: Latin American History

Prerequisite(s):
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 099/101

This course is an introduction to Latin American history. As such, the cultural, economic, political, and religious characteristics of the region will be discussed. The sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries are the principal concern. The topics include the indigenous civilizations of the Americas; the motives for, and the methods and results of, the Iberian conquest and colonization; the struggle for independence from Spain; the national period; legacy from the past and new dependency; and twentieth century Latin America. Though the emphasis will be on the Spanish heritage, the course will include a brief examination of the Brazilian experience. 3 credit hours
IAI GEC Code - S2 910N

Transferrable General Education Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

HIST 210: African-American History

Prerequisite(s):
-Completion of ENGL 101 with a C or better OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 101 OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 99/101

This course examines major political, social and economic events in African-American history. The topics to be included are: the African background; slavery; emancipation; the Civil War and Reconstruction; Blacks in the 20th Century; the Civil Rights movement; and social, cultural and economic aspects of Black history. 3 credit hours

Transferrable Elective Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

HIST 240: History of the American Frontier

Prerequisite(s):
-Completion of ENGL 101 with a C or better OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 101 OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 99/101

Westward movement and the influence of the frontier on American life and institutions are covered. Focus is on the local and Midwestern context. 3 credit hours

Transferrable Elective Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

HIST 259: History of Illinois

Prerequisite(s):
-Completion of ENGL 101 with a C or better OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 101 OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 99/101

This course presents Illinois history from the earliest times to the present. It includes political, economic, social, cultural, educational, and constitutional developments. 3 credit hours

Transferrable Elective Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

IAI Social and Behavioral Sciences HIST 261: Non-Western Civilization I

Prerequisite(s):
-Completion of ENGL 101 with a C or better OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 101 OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 99/101

This course is designed as an introduction to the study of non western civilizations from their earliest origins to the late-fifteenth century. The cultural, political, economic and social roots will be explored. An appreciation of the organizing principles and philosophical and religious tenets of these diverse civilizations will be developed through in depth readings on selected topics in all of the following areas: East Asian, South Asian, Western and Central Asian, African and Native American. 3 credit hours
IAI GEC Code - S2 904N

Transferrable General Education Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

IAI Social and Behavioral Sciences HIST 262: Non-Western Civilization II

Prerequisite(s):
-Completion of ENGL 101 with a C or better OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 101 OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 99/101

This course is designed as an introduction to the study of non-western civilizations from the late-fifteenth century to the present. The cultural, political, economic and social roots will be explored. An appreciation of the organizing principles and philosophical and religious tenants of these diverse civilizations will be developed through in-depth readings on selected topics in all of the following areas: East Asian, South Asian, Western and Central Asian and African. 3 credit hours
IAI GEC Code - S2 905N

Transferrable General Education Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

HIST 296: Special Topics in History

Prerequisite(s):
-Completion of ENGL 101 with a C or better OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 101 OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 99/101

Course will provide an in-depth study of selected topics in history. The content and structure of the course will vary according to the topic and instructor(s). The course may be repeated up to three times with a different topic, for a total of 9 credit hours. Specific topic title will be stated on student’s transcript. 1-3 credit hours

Transferrable Elective Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.