Course Descriptions

Prerequisite for all history courses is having passed THEA Reading and Writing.

There are three lecture hours a week for each course.

Credit: Three semester hours for each course.

Wharton County Junior College offers each of these history courses on-line. Prerequisites for the courses would include the student’s ability to have consistent access to a personal computer with a reliable ISP (internet service provider), good typing and keyboard skills, knowledge and ability to send an email, as well as attachments.

HIST 1301. U. S. History I. (Core 060)              3:3:0

A survey of the social, political, economic, cultural, and intellectual history of the United States from the pre-Columbian era to the Civil War/Reconstruction period. United States History I includes the study of pre-Columbian, colonial, revolutionary, early national, slavery and sectionalism, and the Civil War/Reconstruction eras. Themes that may be addressed in United States History I include: American settlement and diversity, American culture, religion, civil and human rights, technological change, economic change, immigration and migration, and creation of the federal government. Prerequisites/Co-requisites – TSI satisfied in Reading and Writing. [Offered fall, spring and summer semesters. Also offered via Internet and ITV.]

HIST 1302. U. S. History II. (Core 060)                      3:3:0

A survey of the social, political, economic, cultural, and intellectual history of the United States from the Civil War/Reconstruction era to the present. United States History II examines industrialization, immigration, world wars, the Great Depression, Cold War and post-Cold War eras. Themes that may be addressed in United States History II include: American culture, religion, civil and human rights, technological change, economic change, immigration and migration, urbanization and suburbanization, the expansion of the federal government, and the study of U.S. foreign policy. Prerequisites/Co-requisites – TSI satisfied in Reading and Writing. [Offered fall, spring and summer semesters. Also offered via Internet and ITV.]

HIST 2301. History of Texas. (Core 080)                    3:3:0

A survey of the political, social, economic, cultural, and intellectual history of Texas from the pre-Columbian era to the present. Themes that may be addressed in Texas History include: Spanish colonization and Spanish Texas; Mexican Texas; the Republic of Texas; statehood and secession; oil, industrialization, and urbanization; civil rights; and modern Texas.  Prerequisites/Co-requisites – TSI satisfied in Reading and Writing.

HIST 2311. Western Civilization I. (Core 080)             3:3:0

A survey of the social, political, economic, cultural, religious, and intellectual history of Europe and the Mediterranean world from human origins to the 17th century. Themes that should be addressed in Western Civilization I include the cultural legacies of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, Rome, Byzantium, Islamic civilizations, and Europe through the Middle Ages, Renaissance, and Reformations.  Prerequisites/Co-requisites – TSI satisfied in Reading and Writing. [Offered in the fall semester online]

HIST 2312. Western Civilization II. (Core 080)           3:3:0

A survey of the social, political, economic, cultural, religious, and intellectual history of Europe and the Mediterranean world from the 17th century to the modern era. Themes that should be addressed in Western Civilization II include absolutism and constitutionalism, growth of nation states, the Enlightenment, revolutions, classical liberalism, industrialization, imperialism, global conflict, the Cold War, and globalism. Prerequisites/Co-requisites – TSI satisfied in Reading and Writing. [Offered in the spring semester online.]

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