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History majors systematically observe and document the past. A history degree can lead to a career teaching history, or to founding or managing a business, or reporting the news, or managing an archive, or government, law and other professions. Corporate management trainers report liberal arts majors advance further in business careers than students with other majors, and recent figures show that students majoring in history score especially well in entrance examinations for Master of Business Administration (MBA) programs and law school.
At the completion of this curriculum, students should be able to:
- Identify and analyze major events and developments of significant cultures and civilizations, and the interrelationships of selected social, cultural, political, economic and geographic systems
- Recognize the effects of historical events upon subsequent issues, and situations and different interpretations of historical events
- Demonstrate basic competence in and discuss the effects of geography upon historical events
- Use basic tools of historical inquiry - especially the practice of finding evidence, weighing its importance and validity and applying it to a historical problem
Students interested in pursuing the History major can complete the following courses toward the Social Science requirement or electives on the AAOT (recommended), AS, AGS or ASLA degrees. Admitted students may also log on to Navigate to start the process of building an academic plan based on this major and can notify an adviser for review.
MHCC History Courses that Transfer as History Credit to Oregon Public Universities
|HST101||Western Civilization: Ancient and Classical Europe (Cultural Literacy course)||4|
|HST102||Western Civilization: Medieval and Early Modern Europe (Cultural Literacy course)||4|
|HST103||Western Civilization: Modern Europe (Cultural Literacy course)||4|
|HST110||Ancient World History (Course offered online) (Cultural Literacy course)||4|
|HST111||Medieval World History (Course offered online) (Cultural Literacy course)||4|
|HST112||Modern World History (Course offered online) (Cultural Literacy course)||4|
|HST201||U.S. History: Pre-Colonial-1840 (Course offered online)||4|
|HST202||U.S. History: 1840 - 1917 (Course offered online)||4|
|HST203||U.S. History: 1910 - Present (Course offered online)||4|
Other MHCC History Electives
|HST195||History of the Vietnam War (Cultural Literacy course)||3.0|
|HST237||America in the 1960s||3.0|
|HST204||Women in U.S. History (Cultural Literacy course)||4.0|
|HST225||Women in World History (Cultural Literacy course)||4.0|
Professional Associations and Transfer Schools
HST101 Western Civilization: Ancient and Classical Europe (Cultural Literacy course)
HST101 is an introductory survey of European history from its earliest civilizations to circa 1000 C.E. in the early medieval era. Topics to be covered include the Paleolithic and early Neolithic eras, and the influence of earlier civilizations such as Mesopotamia, India, Persia and Egypt upon early Europe; the rise of Minoan and Greek civilization; the influence of the Etruscans upon early Rome, the Roman Republic and Empire; the rise of Christianity and the role of the church in Europe; the Barbarian invasions and the emergence of feudalism; the impact of the Eastern Roman or Byzantine empire; the rise of the Frankish kingdoms and Charlemagne; the rise of the Arab Caliphate and Europe's interactions with the Muslim world.
HST102 Western Civilization: Medieval and Early Modern Europe (Cultural Literacy course)
This is an introductory survey course on European History from approximately 1000 to 1750 C.E. Topics include the emergence of early medieval European culture, development of the institutions of Christianity, feudalism and manorialism, and the continuation of Roman institutions in the Eastern Byzantine Empire; the Crusades, the revival of the economy and rediscovery of Classical Roman and Greek culture and learning after 1000 C.E.; the development of European culture during the High Middle Ages and subsequent Renaissance; the emergence of new monarchies and nation states; European global exploration and empire building; the scientific revolution and the beginnings of the Enlightenment.
HST103 Western Civilization: Modern Europe (Cultural Literacy course)
This is an introductory survey of European history from the French Revolution in the 1780s to the present. Topics to be covered include the collapse of France's monarchy and the upheavals of the French Revolution, Napoleon and his empire, the industrial revolution, Britain's war of rebellion in America, the Revolutions of 1848, the unification of Italy and Germany, European imperialism, World Wars I and II, the Russian Revolution, the Cold War and the rise and fall of Communism, the rise of the European Union and Europe in the 21st century.
HST110 Ancient World History (Course offered online) (Cultural Literacy course)
HST110 surveys the history of the ancient world from prehistory to approximately 600-700 C.E. Topics include the origins of human civilizations, the development of early Asian, African, American, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and European civilizations, the rise of empires and the emergence of universal religions. There is an emphasis on world geography.
HST111 Medieval World History (Course offered online) (Cultural Literacy course)
This class surveys the history of the world from the early medieval period (approximately 600 C.E.) to approximately 1750 C.E. Topics include medieval Asian, Middle Eastern, African, American and European civilizations. Topics also include the development and spread of universal religions, the regional and global impact of empires, and increasing global connectedness throughout the period. There is an emphasis on world geography.
HST112 Modern World History (Course offered online) (Cultural Literacy course)
HST112 surveys the history of the world from approximately 1750 C.E. to the present. Topics include the development of modern nations and ideologies, world wars, revolutions, social movements, technological and cultural innovation and current global issues. There is an emphasis on world geography.
HST195 History of the Vietnam War (Cultural Literacy course)
This is an introductory survey of the U.S. - Vietnam War, which raged from the end of World War II to 1975. Topics include early Vietnamese history, Vietnam and French imperialism, Vietnam in World War II, the French - Vietnamese War, growing U.S. involvement in the 1950s, the creation of North and South Vietnam, the introduction of U.S. combat troops in the 1960s, the victory of Communist forces in 1975, the impact of the war upon domestic U.S. politics and the role of the Cold War.
HST201 U.S. History: Pre-Colonial-1840 (Course offered online)
HST201 describes American history starting with the arrival of the first inhabitants in N. America several thousand years ago including: the development of Indian civilizations; the European discovery, invasion and settlement of N. America; the growth of Spanish, French, English and Russian empires in N. America; the struggle with France which made England the dominant world empire in the 1700s; the founding/growth of English colonies ranging from the Caribbean to Canada; the 13 English colonies that united/rebelled against the Mother Country in the 1700s; the American Revolution; the creation of the U.S. Constitution; Robert Gray locating the Columbia River; Oregon's role in early U.S. history; and the era of Andrew Jackson.
HST202 U.S. History: 1840 - 1917 (Course offered online)
This course is an introductory survey of United States history from 1840 to 1917. Topics include Manifest Destiny and the Mexican War, growing sectional differences between North and South, the Civil War, Reconstruction, westward migration (with special focus on Oregon and the Oregon Trail), the impact of Native Americans, Populism, Socialism and the Progressive Era, and the beginnings of an overseas American empire.
HST203 U.S. History: 1910 - Present (Course offered online)
HST203 is an introductory survey of United States history from the early 1900s to the present. Major topics include World Wars I and II and their impact upon America's homefront, the Great Depression, the Cold War, post-World War II economic and social changes, rise of the Baby Boom, John F. Kennedy and the 1960s, Lyndon Johnson's Great Society, the Vietnam War, the Civil Rights movement, the youth movement, Richard Nixon and Watergate, Ronald Reagan and the conservative revival of the 1980s, and the United States in the late 20th and early 21st Centuries.
HST204 Women in U.S. History (Cultural Literacy course)
This course surveys the contributions and experiences of women in United States history from the colonial period to the present. It includes examination of the roles of women in diverse ethnic, racial and religious groups within American society. It includes topics such as participation of women in the major events of American history, women's role in major social movements, and the social, legal and political status of women throughout American history.
HST225 Women in World History (Cultural Literacy course)
This course surveys the contributions and experiences of women of cultures and societies from Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East, and examines women's roles in the major global religious traditions, from prehistory to the present. Topics include women's impact on major events in world history and women's participation in social and political movements.
HST237 America in the 1960s
This course explores the convulsive cultural and social forces that defined the United States during the 1960s. Topics include the Civil Rights Movement, rock 'n' roll, image and reality in the Kennedy Administration, the space race and moon landings, the assassinations of JFK, Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy, the Vietnam War, the antiwar movement, the presidencies of Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon, the emergence of a counterculture, the Women's Movement, and the music, literature and films of the era. The course also looks at how the 1960s continue to affect the United States, as well as the rest of the world.
HST298 History Research
Registration Requirement: RD090 and WR090, or IECC201R and IECC201W; each with a grade of "C" or better; or placement above stated course levels. Instructor and dean's signature is required. HST298 is a one-credit class designed to prepare history majors and others for upper division research and report/paper writing. This course may be repeated once.
This course focuses on the skills needed to successfully write a college-level history research paper. It provides a guided experience in library research, planning, and research writing, including correct use of footnotes and bibliography style. Students meet periodically with the instructor, but otherwise work independently to research and write their final 10-page (minimum) paper.
Course offered online
Cultural Literacy course