Course Descriptions

Course NumberCourse TitleCreditsDescriptionCompetencies
HIS112West Civ: Ancient to Early Mod4The student surveys the great civilizations from Greece and Rome, through the rise of Christianity, to Europe in the Middle Ages, the Renaissance and Reformation, the modern state, the new science and the secular outlook, parliamentary government in England and political absolutism in France and Eastern Europe.Loading...
HIS113West Civ: Early Modern to Pres4Survey of political, economic, social and intellectual developments from the 18th century to the present. Enlightenment, revolutions and reactions, national unifications, national rivalries, world wars and post-war developments.Loading...
HIS150U.S. History to 18774A survey of main themes of American history from 1492 to 1877 with emphasis on the political, social, economic, religious and intellectual aspects of the presettlement, Colonial, Revolutionary, Antebellum Civil War and Reconstruction eras.Loading...
HIS153U.S. History since 18774A survey of main themes of American history from 1877 to the present with emphasis on political, social, economic, religious and intellectual aspects of the Gilded Age, the Progressive Era, WWI, the Roaring Twenties, the Great Depression, WWII and post-WWII Era.Loading...
HIS201Iowa History3A broad survey of Iowa history from Indian cultures and pioneer farming through modern agriculture, gradual social changes and long-term political trends.Loading...
HIS211Modern Asian History3This introductory course on modern Asian history explores the history of East and Southeast Asia from 1700 to the present. Students will cover a broad overview of history including geography, culture, economics, politics, modernization, Western intervention and social and political transformation. This will demonstrate East and Southeast Asia's modern transformations and importance today.Loading...
HIS216History of Modern Russia4Students survey the history of Russia from the reign of Nicholas (II) Romanov through the presidency of Dmitry Medvedev. Students will study political change from absolutist to parliamentary, the rise of the Communist Party, the struggle for control of the Communist Party, the harsh rule of Stalin, the impact of WWII, post-WWII international influence of the Soviet Union, Soviet Union's involvement with Iowa, downfall of the Soviet Union and the rise of post-Communist Party Russia.Loading...
HIS249StudyAbroad:BritLife and Culture3This course is a survey of British Life and Culture, limited to students in the London Study Abroad Program. Taught by various professional guest lecturers, this course examines various historical, geographic, political, economic and social contexts. Students will compare and contrast conditions and lifestyles of different time periods while undertaking related visits in London and throughout Britain. Course assignments, determined by the DMACC faculty member, will focus on major historical themes and ideas as expressed in the history and culture of Great Britain. Students may not receive credit for both HIS 249 and HUM 249.Loading...
HIS257African-American History3A survey of the history of the African-American community with emphasis on the role of individuals, institutions and ideas in the development of the community from its origins in West Africa to the present.Loading...
HIS266The Civil War3The Civil War was a formative event in America’s history. This course examines the central causes that led to secession and a detailed examination of the conflict and the immediate aftermath of the war from a social, military, political, and economic perspective.Loading...
HIS280Family History Research3The student will learn to use various resources and methods in researching, specifically, family history and genealogy. These would include, but not be limited to, census records, various legal documents, obituaries, cemetery lists, family Bibles, diaries, city directories, local histories, immigration records, military records, photographs, etc.Loading...
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