History Courses

Students can complete a World History major with 34 hours of coursework. Teacher Licensure in History & Government is also available.

For a full list of concentrations and corresponding course requirements, download our complete catalog.

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HI 121-G United States History I/3
A survey of United States history from the early native Americans to the end of the Reconstruction era. Emphasis on the major social, economic, and political movements. Fall or Spring semester.

HI 122-G United States History II/3
A survey of United States history from the end of the Reconstruction era to the present. Emphasis on the major social, economic, and political movements. Fall or Spring semester.

HI 130 American Social History/4
A survey of the creative achievements of the American people from the colonial period to the present. Emphasis will be placed on issues of gender, race, and on the development of American literature, art, sports, and religion.

HI 160-G World Civilizations I/4
A survey of world civilizations from their inceptions in the ancient world until the seventeenth century. The course will focus on the major political, economical, social, and intellectual developments of the ancient and medieval worlds and during the transition to the modern world. Fall or Spring semester.

HI 161-G World Civilizations II/4
A survey of world civilizations from the seventeenth century to the present. The course will focus on the major political, economical, social, and intellectual developments of the early modern and modern worlds. Fall or Spring semester.

HI 220/420 History Seminar/2-4
Possible subjects include Minority History, African History, Far Eastern History, Latin American History, Russian History, Intellectual History, Social History, and other topical studies.

HI 239 Fringe Religions: Occult and Cultic Movements/3
A brief survey will be made of the major aspects of the occult and cults. Emphasis will be placed on the historical development and present status of witchcraft, Satanism, divination, spiritualism, parapsychology, and the prominent cultic groups. (Same as RS 239-G) Alternate years.

HI 290-G/390-G History of Christianity/4
A survey of the major events, institutions, ideas, movements, theological systems, missionary activities, and people that have made Christianity what it is today. The time span of the course is from the first century until the present. (Same as RS 290-G/390-G) Alternate years.

HI 300 Kansas History/2
This course will offer an overview of the culture and society of Kansas from prehistory to the present. Special emphasis will be placed on Native American culture, Euro-American conquest and settlement, the Civil War period, and the changes in Kansas since the Dust Bowl. The final third of the class will concentrate on the structure and operation of the state constitution and government.

HI 310 U.S. History: Revolutionary and Confederation Eras, 1763-1789/2
Survey of United States history from the end of the French and Indian War through the Revolutionary War and Confederation period to the ratification of the Constitution. Prerequisite: Early registration or consent of instructor. Offered on demand.

HI 313 Mennonite History/3-4
The origin, development, teachings, emphases, and lifestyles of persons of Anabaptist-Mennonite persuasion will be studied from a historical, theological, and sociological perspective. (Same as RS 313-G) Alternate years.

HI 315 U.S. History: Early National America, 1789-1861/2
Study of United States history from Washington to the eve of the Civil War. Emphasis on Jeffersonian republicanism, Jacksonian democracy, sectional strife, and their related political, social, and economic issues. Prerequisite: Early registration or consent of instructor. Offered on demand.

HI 318-G American Religious History/4
A survey of religions in America from their European roots to the present day. Emphasis will be placed on the major movements, denominations, sects, theological trends, and forces of change within American religions. (Same as RS 318-G) Alternate years.

HI 320 U.S. History: Gilded Age and Reform Era, 1877-1920/2
United States history from the end of the Reconstruction through the Gilded Age and Progressive era to 1920. Emphasis on the major social, economic, and political movements. Prerequisite: Early registration or consent of instructor. Offered on demand.

HI 325 American West/3
Survey of the history of Western migration. Special emphasis will be placed on the Trans-Mississippi West, ethnic conflict in the West, and the image of the West.

HI 330 U.S. History I: The Twentieth Century, 1920-1945/2
Survey of United States history from the Republican ascendancy in 1920 through the Roosevelt era. Emphasis on the social, economic, and political issues. Prerequisite: Early registration or consent of instructor. Offered on demand.

HI 335 U.S. History II: The Twentieth Century, 1945 to Present/2
Survey of United States history from the end of World War II to the present. Prerequisite: Early registration or consent of instructor. Offered on demand.

HI 340 Ancient History/4
Survey of ancient civilization from prehistoric times to the fall of Rome. Emphasis on the cultural, religious, economic, intellectual, and military developments of Egypt, Mesopotamia, Israel, Greece, and Rome. Offered on demand.

HI 350 The Middle Ages, 300-1050/2
Medieval history from the late Roman times to the High Middle Ages. Emphasis on Medieval religion, social structure, and institutional development. Prerequisite: Early registration or consent of instructor. Offered on demand.

HI 351 The Middle Ages, 1050-1350/2
Medieval history from the High Middle Ages to the Renaissance. Emphasis on Medieval religion, social structure, and institutional development. Prerequisite: Early registration or consent of instructor. Offered on demand.

HI 361 The Reformation Era/4
European cultural, religious, intellectual, social, and political history from 1350 to 1600. Emphasis on the Italian Renaissance and the Protestant Reformation. (Same as RS 361) Offered on demand.

HI 370 Early Modern Europe, 1600-1715/2
Survey of the major events, ideas, institutions, and movements of Europe from 1600 to 1715. Particular emphasis on the development of strong governments, the decline of the ancient regime, the Enlightenment, the French Revolution, and Napoleon. Prerequisite: Early registration or consent of instructor. Offered on demand.

HI 371 Early Modern Europe, 1715-1815/2
Survey of the major events, ideas, institutions, and movements of Europe from 1715 to 1815. Particular emphasis on the development of strong governments, the decline of the ancient regime, the Enlightenment, the French Revolution, and Napoleon. Prerequisite: Early registration or consent of instructor. Offered on demand.

HI 380 Modern Europe, 1815-1914/2
Survey of the major events, ideas, institutions, and movements of Europe from 1815-1914. Particular emphasis on the isms, the wars, ideas, and movements that bear a marked effect on our lives. Prerequisite. Early registration or consent of instructor. Offered on demand.

HI 381 Modern Europe, 1914 to Present/2
Survey of the major events, ideas, institutions, and movements of Europe from 1914 to the present. Particular emphasis on the isms, the wars, ideas, and movements that bear a marked effect on our lives. Prerequisite: Early registration or consent of instructor. Offered on demand.

HI 400 Historiography/2
Readings and research project will focus on the philosophy of history and methods of historical research. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. Fall and Spring semesters.