HSTA - History-American

Courses

HSTA 101IH. American History I. 4 Credits. (3 Lec) F,Su

An examination of the colonial world of the Americas and the development of the United States as a nation.

HSTA 102IH. American History II. 4 Credits. (3 Lec) F,S

An examination of the United States after the Civil War through the 20th Century.

HSTA 160D. Introduction to the Am West. 4 Credits. (3 Lec) even years

AlternateThe American West examines the conquest settlement and development of territory west of the Mississippi River.

HSTA 291. Special Topics. 1-4 Credits. (1-4 Lec; 12 cr max)

PREREQUISITE: None required but some may be determined necessary by each offering department. Course not required in any curriculum for which there is a particular one-time need, or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand before requesting a regular course number.

HSTA 298. American History Internship. 1-12 Credits. (1-12 Int; 12 cr max) On Demand

Maximum 12 cr. PREREQUISITE: Consent of instructor, and approval of department head. An individualized assignment arranged with an agency, business, or other organization to provide guided experience in the field.

HSTA 311. Early America. 3 Credits. (3 Lec)

PREREQUISITE: Any 110-level HSTA or HSTR course. The development of the British American colonies and the establishment of the U.S. before 1800. Topics include pre-Columbian Native Americans, the European invasion and settlement of America, the social, economic and political evolution of the colonies, the American Revolution, and the establishment of the new nation.

HSTA 315. The Age of Jefferson and Jackson: The Early American Republic. 3 Credits. (3 sem) S

PREREQUISITES: Any 100-level course in HSTA or HSTR. The political, social and economic history of the United States during its formative years. Topics include the emergence of national political parties and democratic politics, westward expansion, economic and social development, slavery, Indian removal and social reform.

HSTA 316. American Civil War Era. 3 Credits. (3 Lec)

PREREQUISITE: HSTA 101IH or HSTA 102IH. Political, economic, and social developments leading to sectional division. Breakdown of political accommodation, Civil War, and Reconstruction.

HSTA 318. Origins of Modern America: From the Civil War to WWII. 3 Credits.

The modern US was born in the fiery crucible of these pivotal decades, shaped by the resurgent racism of Reconstruction, the wrenching dislocation of rapid industrialization and technological change, the rise of big cities and big business, and the catastrophic economic collapse of the Great Depression that gave rise to the New Deal order that would define the nation for decades to come.

HSTA 320. Birth of Modern US: 1865-1945. 3 Credits. (3 Lec) F

PREREQUISITE: HSTR 101IH or HSTR 102IH or consent of instructor. This course explores the social, economic, and political development of the US from 1877 to 1940, such as the rise of big business, urbanization, the Great Depression, and the New Deal.

HSTA 322. Am History: WWII to Present. 3 Credits. (3 Lec)

Political, cultural, and economic history of the U.S. since the end of World War II.

HSTA 402. Sex and Sexuality in America. 3 Credits. (3 Lec) F

PREREQUISITE: Any HSTA, HSTR, RLST, PHL, or AMST course, OR Permission of Instructor. This course explores how definitions of sex and sexuality have changed in the United States from the sixteenth-century to the present. In the course, students will come to understand sexuality and sex as historically constructed and will investigate the importance of these topics to American politics and culture. Students will also examine how societies have tried to govern sexuality and the constant challenge that individuals have offered to sexual regulation. Topics will include: prostitution, birth control, abortion, homosexuality, the development of transsexual identity, and women’s liberation movements.

HSTA 406. McCarthy/Ike/Truman. 3 Credits. (3 Lec) S

PREREQUISITE: HSTA 101IH or HSTA 102IH. An analysis of the ways the Truman and Eisenhower administrations dealt with anti-communism, with a focus on McCarthyism.

HSTA 407. Gender in US & Canadian West. 3 Credits. (3 Lec)

PREREQUISITE: HSTA 101 or HSTA 102, or consent of instructor. A class exploring the US and Canadian West in the light of gender. Focuses on topics of race and ethnicity, families and intimacy, politics and the law, paid and unpaid work, and art and culture.

HSTA 408. Gender in America. 3 Credits. (3 Lec)

PREREQUISITE: HSTA 101 or HSTA 102 or consent of instructor. History of women in America from colonial times to the present. Analysis of gender relations, the family, the struggle by women to achieve civil rights and social reform, the problems of working women, and the rise of feminism.

HSTA 409. Food in America. 3 Credits. (3 Lec)

S. PREREQUISITE: HSTA 101 or HSTA 102 or consent of instructor. An examination of the history of the production, consumption, and cultural meaning of food in America. In this class, food functions as the gateway to examine issues of labor, gender, race, and class in America from the colonial period to the present.

HSTA 412IH. American Thought and Culture. 3 Credits. (3 Lec) On Demand

PREREQUISITE: Consent of Instructor. The fundamental purpose of this course is to show the interconnectedness of science, philosophy, literature, and religion in shaping the American intellectual tradition from the Puritan founding to the present.

HSTA 416. Race and Class in America. 3 Credits. (3 Lec) S

PREREQUISITE: Any 100-level HSTA or HSTR course. Race in the history of the U.S. from early European and Native American contact until the present. Considers issues of racism, race relations, slavery, African-American culture, jazz, the modern Civil Rights movement, and current policy and racial questions.

HSTA 450. History of American Indians. 3 Credits. (3 Lec)

PREREQUISITE: HSTA 101 or HSTA 102. Indian affairs in America from 1600-1970. Emphasis on white reaction to the American Indians and the effect of the European invasion on Indian culture.

HSTA 460. Montana and the West. 3 Credits. (3 Lec)

PREREQUISITE: HSTA 101IH or HSTA 102IH or consent of instructor. A survey of how the region that became the territory and then the state of Montana developed. Focuses on the social, economic, cultural, military, and political patterns that connect Montana with the rest of the American West.

HSTA 464. Trans-Mississippi West. 3 Credits. (3 Lec)

PREREQUISITE: HSTA 101 or HSTA 102 or consent of the instructor. Exploration of major themes in the development of the American West, such as conquest and settlement, economic development, racial and ethnic diversity, urbanization, and popular culture.

HSTA 468. History of Yellowstone. 3 Credits. (3 Lec)

PREREQUISITE: HSTA 101 or HSTA 102. Historical analysis of changing perceptions of nature on development of Yellowstone and of the Park's place in the context of a modernizing American nation.

HSTA 470. American Environmental History. 3 Credits. (3 Lec)

PREREQUISITE: HSTA 101 or HSTA 102. Survey of changing perceptions and uses of the natural world from the colonial era to the present.

HSTA 482. History of American Technology. 3 Credits. (3 Lec)

PREREQUISITE: HSTA 101 or HSTA 102. This course investigates fundamental questions about the role of technological change in U.S. history, focusing on issues such as the environment, concepts of progress, consumerism, power, work, and freedom.

HSTA 490R. Undergraduate Research. 1-6 Credits. (1 Ind; 12 cr max) F,S,Su

PREREQUISITE: Consent of instructor and approval of department head. Course will address responsible conduct of research. Directed research on an individual basis.

HSTA 491. Special Topics. 1-4 Credits. (1-4 Lec; 12 cr max)

PREREQUISITE: Course prerequisites as determined for each offering. Courses not required in any curriculum for which there is a particular one-time need, or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand before requesting a regular course number.

HSTA 492. Independent Study. 1-4 Credits. (1-4 Ind; 6 cr max) On Demand

PREREQUISITE: Consent of instructor and approval of department head. Directed research and study on an individual basis.

HSTA 498. Internship. 1-12 Credits. (1-12 Ind; 12 cr max) On Demand

PREREQUISITE: Consent of instructor, consent of internship supervisor, and approval of department head. An individualized assignment arranged with an agency, business, or other organization to provide guided experience in the field.

HSTA 591. Special Topics. 1-4 Credits. (1-4 Lec; 12 cr max)

Max 12 cr. PREREQUISITE: Course prerequisites as determined for each offering. Courses not required in any curriculum for which there is a particular one-time need, or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand before requesting a regular course number.