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Note: some or all of the courses in the subjects marked as "Transfer" can be used towards a transfer degree: Associate of Science and Arts or Associate of Engineering Science at DACC. Transferability for specific institutions and majors varies. Consult a counselor for this information.

Areas of Study | History - 9 courses
HIST111 Western Civilization I (Fall) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: Examination of Western Civilization from its Middle Eastern tradition to the scientific and political revolutions of the 17th century, with emphasis on cultural crisis, conflict, and change.
Notes [ T] IAI: S2 902

HIST112 Western Civilization II (Spring) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: Examination of national states to international society including globalism, planned societies, and nuclear technology.
Notes [ T] IAI: S2 903 H2 902

HIST122 Modern Latin America (As Needed) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: An analysis of economic, political, and cultural changes in Latin America from the national period to the present, with emphasis on its status as a developing region.
Notes [ T] IAI: S2 911N

HIST151 History of U.S. to 1865 (Fall and Spring) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: Examination of American society from its colonial and indigenous foundations through the Civil War era, with emphasis on periods of conflict and change.
Notes [ T] IAI: S2 900 HST 911

HIST152 History of U.S. Since 1865 (Fall and Spring) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: An appraisal of American society in a world context from the post-Civil War era to the present. Emphasis on topical and thematic analysis in a chronological framework.
Notes [ T] IAI: S2 901 HST 912

HIST160 History of Illinois (As Needed) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: Examination of the development of Illinois as a modern midwestern state in its national and international context. An opportunity to develop research skills in history in connection with local history.
Notes [ T]

HIST181 Ancient World I (As Needed) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: An appraisal of the contributions of ancient societies to contemporary times with emphasis on Egypt, Greece, and the minor civilizations.
Notes [ T]

HIST182 Ancient World II (As Needed) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: Change and continuity of cultural heritage as illustrated through ancient Roman civilization and its impact on other areas of the world.
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HIST215 Special Topics: American Sports History (As Needed) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: The course provides an appraisal of American sports history within the context of developments in American culture. There will be an emphasis upon issues of race, gender, and ethnicity.
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