2013-14 Edition

Cascade Campus
Terrell Hall (TH), Room 220
971-722-5251

Rock Creek Campus
Building 3, Room 201
971-722-7327

Southeast Center
Mt. Scott Hall (MSH), Room 103
971-722-6146

Sylvania Campus
Social Science Building (SS), Room 217
971-722-4289

www.pcc.edu/programs/history/

Description

History is one of the most important subjects that one can study because it touches every academic subject. The study of history enables individuals to think historically and to analyze cause and effect relationships in human affairs. Through the analysis and interpretation of past events, historians provide insights on current events as well as on the broader human condition. The more that people understand about their past, the greater their perspective becomes and the more likely the present is to make sense. Historians occupy positions in a wide variety of fields: for example, high school and college instruction, research in business and industry, government, journalism, law, library, professional writing, and a host of other occupations that require skills developed in the study of history, such as critical thinking, research and writing.

PCC History offers survey courses in American history, western civilization, and Asian history. It also offers a number of specialty courses on topics such as African Americans, women’s history, the Holocaust, Native American history, and Russian history. Not all courses are offered every term, but history courses are non-sequential and may be taken in any term and in any order.  All are transferable to four-year universities.

Courses

HST 100. Introduction to History. 3 Credits.

Provides a general introduction to the nature and methods of history. Develops awareness of the importance of historical literacy and thinking. Develops intellectual and written communication skills applicable to the study of history and other academic disciplines and a wide variety of professional pursuits. Covers various periods, areas and fields of history through the use of historical case studies. Prerequisite: Placement into WR 115. Audit available.

HST 101. History of Western Civilization: Ancient to Medieval. 4 Credits.

Explores the ancient civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, and Rome. Covers development of Judeo-Christian beliefs, early Islamic civilization, Byzantine civilization, and early medieval Europe. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115, and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available. This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Cultural Literacy, Social Science/AAOT, Social Science/AS, Social Science/AAS, Social Science/AGS, Social Science/ASOT-B.

HST 101H. History of Western Civilization: Ancient to Medieval Honors. 4 Credits.

Honors version of HST 101. Explores the ancient civilization of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, and Rome. Covers development of Judeo-Christian beliefs, early Islamic civilization, Byzantine civilization, and early medieval Europe. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115, and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. GPA3.25 minimum. This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Cultural Literacy, Social Science/AAOT, Social Science/AS, Social Science/AAS, Social Science/AGS, Social Science/ASOT-B.

HST 102. Western Civilization: Medieval to Modern. 4 Credits.

Studies the High Middle Ages and early modern Europe, including the Renaissance, Reformation, Scientific Revolution, Enlightenment and the French Revolution. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available. This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Cultural Literacy, Social Science/AAOT, Social Science/AS, Social Science/AAS, Social Science/AGS, Social Science/ASOT-B.

HST 102H. History of Western Civilization: Medieval to Modern - Honors. 4 Credits.

Honors version of HST 102. Studies the High Middle Ages and early modern Europe, including the Renaissance, Reformation, Scientific Revolution, Enlightenment and the French Revolution. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. GPA3.25 minimum. This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Cultural Literacy, Social Science/AAOT, Social Science/AS, Social Science/AAS, Social Science/AGS, Social Science/ASOT-B.

HST 103. Western Civilization: Modern Europe. 4 Credits.

Studies history of nineteenth and twentieth-century Europe, including the Industrial Revolution, nationalism, imperialism, socialism, the Russian Revolution, Nazism, world wars and their aftermath. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available. This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Cultural Literacy, Social Science/AAOT, Social Science/AS, Social Science/AAS, Social Science/AGS, Social Science/ASOT-B.

HST 103H. History of Western Civilization: Modern Europe - Honors. 4 Credits.

Honors version of HST 103. Studies history of nineteenth and twentieth-century Europe, including the Industrial Revolution, nationalism, imperialism, socialism, the Russian Revolution, Nazism, world wars and their aftermath. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. GPA3.25 minimum. This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Cultural Literacy, Social Science/AAOT, Social Science/AS, Social Science/AAS, Social Science/AGS, Social Science/ASOT-B.

HST 104. History of Middle East. 4 Credits.

History of Eastern Civilizations: Middle East Surveys the Middle East from ancient to modern times. Includes political, diplomatic, economic, social, religious and cultural themes. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available. This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Cultural Literacy, Social Science/AAOT, Social Science/AS, Social Science/AAS, Social Science/AGS, Social Science/ASOT-B.

HST 105. History of India and South Asia Region. 4 Credits.

Introduces the history of India and the South Asian region. Includes political, diplomatic, economic, social, religious, and cultural themes from pre-history to modern times. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available. This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Cultural Literacy, Social Science/AAOT, Social Science/AS, Social Science/AAS, Social Science/AGS, Social Science/ASOT-B.

HST 106. History of China. 4 Credits.

Introduces the history of China. Includes political, diplomatic, economic, social, religious, and cultural themes from pre-history to modern times. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit Available. This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Cultural Literacy, Social Science/AAOT, Social Science/AS, Social Science/AAS, Social Science/AGS, Social Science/ASOT-B.

HST 107. History of Korea and Japan. 4 Credits.

Explores the history of Korea and Japan and their dynamic relationship from pre-history to modern times. Includes political, diplomatic, economic, social, religious, and cultural themes. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available. This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Cultural Literacy, Social Science/AAOT, Social Science/AS, Social Science/AAS, Social Science/AGS, Social Science/ASOT-B.

HST 111. U.S. History: Skills and Issues. 1 Credit.

Enhances academic skills and deepens an understanding of American history as a discipline while supporting work performed in HST 201, HST 202 or HST 203. Includes a tutorial relating to course concepts and content, academic skill building, and a brief community-related learning project. Corequisites: HST 201 or HST 202 or HST 203. Audit available.

HST 201. History of the United States to 1840. 4 Credits.

Examines cause and effect, and significant trends and movements related to political, social and economic ideas and events from Colonial times to 1840. History courses are non-sequential and may be taken in any term and in any order. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available. This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Cultural Literacy, Social Science/AAOT, Social Science/AS, Social Science/AAS, Social Science/AGS, Social Science/ASOT-B.

HST 202. History of the United States 1840-1914. 4 Credits.

Examines cause and effect, and significant trends and movements related to political, social and economic ideas and events from 1840 to 1914. History courses are non-sequential and may be taken in any term and in any order. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available. This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Cultural Literacy, Social Science/AAOT, Social Science/AS, Social Science/AAS, Social Science/AGS, Social Science/ASOT-B.

HST 203. History of the United States 1914 to present. 4 Credits.

Examines cause and effect, and significant trends and movements related to political, social and economic ideas and events from 1914 to present. History courses are non-sequential and may be taken in any term and in any order. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available. This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Cultural Literacy, Social Science/AAOT, Social Science/AS, Social Science/AAS, Social Science/AGS, Social Science/ASOT-B.

HST 204. History of Women in the U.S.: Pre-colonial to 1877. 4 Credits.

Examines the lives of women in terms of family relations, religion, culture, sexuality and reproduction, and work roles, as well as educational opportunities and social reform activities. Explores diversity in terms of class, race, ethnicity, legal status, and region. History courses are non-sequential and may be taken in any term and in any order. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available. This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Cultural Literacy, Social Science/AAOT, Social Science/AS, Social Science/AAS, Social Science/AGS, Social Science/ASOT-B.

HST 205. History of Women in the U.S.: 1877 to Present. 4 Credits.

Examines women's work in maturing industrial economy, women's reform activities, and changing family and social relationships. Explores class, ethnic, racial, and regional diversity. History courses are non-sequential and may be taken in any term and in any order. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available. This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Cultural Literacy, Social Science/AAOT, Social Science/AS, Social Science/AAS, Social Science/AGS, Social Science/ASOT-B.

HST 218. Native American Indian History. 4 Credits.

Covers history of American Indians in what is now the United States from pre-Columbian times to the present, exploring the cultural diversity among Native peoples, tribal sovereignty, conflicts and accommodations with European Americans, historical roots of contemporary Native American issues and an increased level of awareness of the cultural heritage of the United States. Prerequisite: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available. This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Cultural Literacy, Social Science/AAOT, Social Science/AS, Social Science/AAS, Social Science/AGS, Social Science/ASOT-B.

HST 225. History of Women, Sex, and the Family. 4 Credits.

Examines the historical and cultural variations in family life and sexuality in the 19th and 20th centuries in an international context (including the United States) through topics such as courtship, marriage, reproduction, violence, colonialism, homosexuality, and work. Prerequisite: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available. This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Cultural Literacy, Social Science/AAOT, Social Science/AS, Social Science/AAS, Social Science/AGS, Social Science/ASOT-B.

HST 240. Oregon History. 4 Credits.

Examines the rich and diverse history of Oregon including the significance of Oregon's frontier heritage and Oregon's role in American history from pre-European contact to the modern era. Explores economic, political, social, and cultural factors in terms of race, ethnicity, gender, class, and religion. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available. This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Cultural Literacy, Social Science/AAOT, Social Science/AS, Social Science/AAS, Social Science/AGS, Social Science/ASOT-B.

HST 246. Religion in the United States to 1840. 4 Credits.

Covers the basic features and effects of Native American religious revitalization movements, European backgrounds of Christian denominations, development of different religious groups, church-state relations, the struggle for religious liberty and how they shaped the beliefs, behaviors and institutions of colonial America and the early United States. Prerequisite: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available. This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Cultural Literacy, Social Science/AAOT, Social Science/AS, Social Science/AAS, Social Science/AGS, Social Science/ASOT-B.

HST 247. Religion in the United States since 1840. 4 Credits.

Covers basic features of native American religions, European backgrounds of Christianity, development of different religious groups in the United States and their impact on American life. Prerequisite: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

HST 270. History of Mexico. 4 Credits.

Surveys Mexican history from pre-Columbian to modern times. Focus on post contact history: the Spanish conquest, colonial Mexico, independence and its aftermath to contemporary times. Emphasizes on social, political and cultural developments and contributions by a diversity of Mexico's peoples. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available. This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Cultural Literacy, Social Science/AAOT, Social Science/AS, Social Science/AAS, Social Science/AGS, Social Science/ASOT-B.

HST 271. History of Central America and the Caribbean. 4 Credits.

Surveys Central American and Caribbean history from the pre-Columbian era to the present. Focuses on post-contact history including colonialism, independence, revolution, nation-building and international relationships. Emphasizes social, political and cultural developments and contributions by a diversity of Central American and Caribbean peoples. Prerequisite: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Cultural Literacy, Social Science/AAOT, Social Science/AS, Social Science/AAS, Social Science/AGS, Social Science/ASOT-B.

HST 274. African-American History - I. 4 Credits.

Presents a framework for understanding the Black experience from African origins to the beginning of the Civil War. Includes West African cultures, the Middle Passage, the experiences of free and enslaved African Americans from the colonial through antebellum periods including the abolition movement. Discusses African American agency through churches, political organizations, and social institutions and explore African American culture through literature, art, music, and other cultural forms. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available. This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Cultural Literacy, Social Science/AAOT, Social Science/AS, Social Science/AAS, Social Science/AGS, Social Science/ASOT-B.

HST 275. African American History - II. 4 Credits.

Examines the broad range of experiences of African Americans from the American Civil War to the 1920s. Explores both the relationship of Blacks to the larger society and the inner dynamic of the black community. Devotes particular attention to Reconstruction, the construction of social, political and economic organizations, the migration of African Americans from the rural South to the urban North, and the social, political, economic, artistic and intellectual endeavors that underscored the struggle for social justice by the Black American community. History courses are non-sequential and may be taken in any term and in any order. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115, and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test. Audit available. This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Cultural Literacy, Social Science/AAOT, Social Science/AS, Social Science/AAS, Social Science/AGS, Social Science/ASOT-B.

HST 276. African-American History - III. 4 Credits.

Examines the broad range of experiences of African Americans from the beginning of the New Deal to the 1990s. Explores the relationship of Blacks to the wider society as well as the inner dynamic of the Black communities including identity issues, key individuals and organization in the struggle for social justice, especially the destruction of legal segregation. Devotes attention to the rural South and the urban North as Blacks use a variety of means to empower African American communities through the civil rights revolution. History courses are nonsequential and may be taken in any term and in any order. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available. This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Cultural Literacy, Social Science/AAOT, Social Science/AS, Social Science/AAS, Social Science/AGS, Social Science/ASOT-B.

HST 278. Russian History I. 4 Credits.

Helps to build an historical basis to better understand current issues. The main lines of Russian history will be reviewed: the rise of Kiev to the reign of Catherine the Great. Through historical analyses, a critical understanding will be gained of the cultural, social, political, and economic forces that shaped Russian history from the ninth through the eighteenth centuries. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available. This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Cultural Literacy, Social Science/AAOT, Social Science/AS, Social Science/AAS, Social Science/AGS, Social Science/ASOT-B.

HST 279. Russian History II. 4 Credits.

Surveys the cultural, social, political, and economic forces that shaped Russian history from the late eighteenth century to the present. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available. This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Cultural Literacy, Social Science/AAOT, Social Science/AS, Social Science/AAS, Social Science/AGS, Social Science/ASOT-B.

HST 280A. Cooperative Education: History. 1-4 Credit.

Offers the chance to extend knowledge of history through work in settings which provide learning experiences supplementing classroom learning. Department permission required. Audit available.

HST 280B. Cooperative Education: History - Seminar. 2 Credits.

Provides a forum in which to discuss work experiences with peers and instructor. Department permission required. Audit available.

HST 284. History of Africa. 4 Credits.

An introductory course designed to provide students with an understanding of major themes and issues in the culture and history of the African continent, the course will consider the rise of complex indigenous empires, smaller African societies, agricultural and technological achievements, African state systems, as well as the impact of international trade and Islam on Africa. It will examine colonialism, independence and social, political and cultural contributions of Africa's diverse people to the global enterprise. Recommended: completion of WR 115 with a C or better grade. Audit available. This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Cultural Literacy, Social Science/AAOT, Social Science/AS, Social Science/AAS, Social Science/AGS, Social Science/ASOT-B.

HST 285. The Holocaust. 4 Credits.

Introduces the aftermath of World War I and the rise of the Nazis, the historical roots of anti-Semitism, the evolution of the Final Solution and its coordination in Nazi-occupied Europe, the victims of Nazi policies, the camps, the perpetrators, bystanders, and the aftermath of the Holocaust. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available. This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Cultural Literacy, Social Science/AAOT, Social Science/AS, Social Science/AAS, Social Science/AGS, Social Science/ASOT-B.

HST 298A. Independent Study: History. 2 Credits.

Offers advanced individualized study of history on a specified topic to meet special interests or program requirements. Involves completion of a project and readings on a topic approved by the instructor. Instructor permission required. Audit available.

HST 298B. Independent Study: History. 4 Credits.

Offers advanced, individualized study in a substantial area of study to meet special interests or program requirements. Involves completion of a project and readings on a substantial area of study approved by the instructor. Instructor permission required.