History Lake Land College - Mattoon Illinois

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History - HIS
History of Illinois
HIS 150

Describe Indian cultures, French rule, and problems of early statehood; assess patterns of settlement; describe impact of Civil War and trace the economic transition to an industrial power; assess 20th Century changes and current states problems.

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History/Culture of Third World
HIS 153

The course will introduce the student to history and culture in the third world from ancient civilizations to the modern era. This course will focus upon broad themes in history and culture and will examine those themes in each major historical era.

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History of the U.S. I
HIS 155

A survey of early American history viewed with an emphasis on the political, social, economic, and ideological foundations of the Republic. Major topics include colonialism, revolution, federalism, nationalism, sectionalism, expansion, slavery, religion, Civil War.

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History of the U.S. II
HIS 156

Views U.S. History since the end of Reconstruction with emphasis on how the domestic and international conflicts helped shape our modern society.

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Western Civil to 1660
HIS 250

A survey of the political, economic, cultural and social development of Western Civilization to 1660. Topics include prehistory, ancient near east, Greco-Roman world, Germanic migrations, middle ages, Renaissance and Reformation, and the beginnings of the Modern World.

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West Civil/1660-Present
HIS 252

Survey of Western Civilization with topics including absolutism, the rise of modern science, the French Revolution, the Industrial Revolution, the Age of Ideology, Imperialism, the Russian Revolutions, World War I, the Rise of Totalitarianism, World War II and the Contemporary Age.

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