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The course offerings at Clarion University of PA go through an extensive review process by the Committee on Courses and Programs of Study (CCPS).  This course offerings list is a comprehensive list of courses that could be offered; it does not mean they are currently being offered.

For a complete list of courses offered on the current or upcoming schedules, see the Registrar's page Schedule of Classes.

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Course Id (currently sorted in Ascending order) Course TitleCourse Description
HIST 110
Com Hist Of Civ In Asia
Explores an overview of all of Asian history from the birth of civilization to the present. Emphasizes identification of a number of significant stages of historical development in the life of civilizations. Clarifies the socio-cultural subdivisions,within Asia. On demand.|
HIST 111
Ancient & Med Civ
Includes a survey of prehistoric cultures and civilization from its historical beginning to 1300. Presents a knowledge of the origins of the broad social, political, intellectual, and economic movements of the past from which the student may gain an,understanding of civilization today. Each semester.|
HIST 112
Early Modern Civ
A study of significant movements and events from 1300 to 1815. Emphasizes the interrelationships between cultures of various world regions. Stresses the influence of European development on other world areas. Each semester.|
HIST 113
Modern Civilization
A study of significant movements and events of 1789 to the present. Emphasizes interrelationships between the cultures of various world regions, with major attention on the influence European development has exerted on other world areas in the 19th a,nd 20th centuries. Each semester.|
HIST 120
U S To 1877
Surveys United States history from the period of exploration through the Reconstruction period. Each semester.|
HIST 121
U S Since 1877
Surveys United States history from Reconstruction to the present. Each semester.|
HIST 130
Africa To 1800
Explores the history of Africa and its people from ancient times through the Atlantic slave trade. Emphasizes understanding the impact of cultural/ethnic diversity on the development of this history. Examines historical questions concerning the early, record, migration, African kingdoms, trade and economy, impact of Islam on Africa, the European Age of Discovery, and the effects of the Atlantic slave trade upon African societies. On demand.|
HIST 131
Africa Since 1800
Explores the history of Africa and its people from the end of the Atlantic slave trade to the modern period. Includes the expansion of European influence on Africa during the 19th century, the partition of Africa, the many forms of African resistance, to European rule, the impact of the colonial era, African nationalism and independence struggles, and the challenges facing independent African states. On demand.|
HIST 215
Topics In History
Topical approach to the study of history, permitting students to pursue an in-depth examination of selected problems. Introductory level. On demand.|
HIST 217
History Of West Africa
Examines the history of West Africa from 800 A.D. to the present. Includes the introduction of Islam to West Africa; the internal factors which transformed local societies, states, and empires; the impact of European trade and imperialism; forms of r,esistance to colonial rule; the rise of nationalism and the struggle for independence; and the challenges of the post-independence period.|
HIST 254
Lat Amer Col Per
Surveys the development of Colonial Latin America from its discovery to 1825. Analyzes economic, social, political, and cultural development. Fall, alternate years.|
HIST 255
Lat Amer Nat Per
Emphasizes the history of the Latin American countries since 1825. Analyzes economic, social, political, and cultural development. Fall, alternate years.|
HIST 260
Nazism, Hitler & Holocas
Examines the Nazi Party from its beginnings in 1919, its gestation in the Weimar Republic period, and its supremacy in Germany, from 1933 to the end of World War II. Includes an examination of the social and intellectual background of Nazism. Emphasi,zes the personalities of the Third Reich leadership. Concludes with an examination of the Holocaust. Spring, annually.|
HIST 275
India Thru Ages
Examines the historical development of Indian civilization from its early origins to the coming of the Europeans. Emphasizes the classical period, religion, social organizations, and the ancient Hindu and medieval Muslim periods. Spring, alternate ye,ars.|
HIST 286
Mod China And Japan
Study of the transformation that has taken place in China and Japan in modern times as a result of an external impact as well as forces within Far Eastern societies. Spring, alternate years.|
HIST 298
Historical Methods
Introduces the research methods, utilization of historical sources, documentation, and writing skills necessary to complete a significant historical research project. Skills mastered in this course should enable students to improve the quality of all, writing and research required in all 300-level courses offered in the History Department. Focuses on American, European, or non-Western civilization, depending upon the instructor. Permission of instructor required. Required for all history majors.,Spring, annually.|
HIST 302
Women In The U.S.
Explores the history of American women from Colonial times to the present. Examines women's diverse experiences and roles, the relationship between women and the rest of society, gender expectations, 19th and 20th century feminism, reform and politi,cal activiites. Prerequiste: Sophomore standing. Alternate years.|
HIST 303
History Of Mexico
A history of Mexico from pre-Columbian times to the present. Emphasizes the rise and fall of advanced ancient civilizations, European conquest and colonialism, the struggle for independence, Mexico's social revolution, the rise of nationalism, and th,e current drive for modernization in the so-called Third World. No prerequisite. Spring, alternate years.|
HIST 304
Religio & Soc in Latin America
This course will examine Latin American religious traditions from the 15th century to the present. We will explore such themes as gender, indigenous resistance, church-state relations, and social movements. The course begins with an investigation of, pre-Columbian practices and the impact of European conquest and colonization on belief systems. This course also examines the influence of religious ideologies on colonial law, gender relations, early 19th century independence movements and 20th cen,tury revolutions. Prerequisite: sophomore standing or permission of instructor.|
HIST 305
Hist S Africa Since 1800
Examines the growth of the European population of the Cape Colony; Shaka's Zulu empire; the Great Trek of the Boers; the creation of new states; the discovery of gold and diamonds; the creation of modern South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, and Botswana,; the rise and fall of apartheid; and regional conflicts.|
HIST 310
Africa, Slavery & Trade
Explores the history of slavery within Africa from its origins to its end. Draws on recent historical and anthropological research to investigate such topics as links between internal slavery and the external slave trades; processes of enslavement; t,he positions and roles of slaves in African societies; the ideology of slavery; slave trading networks and markets within Africa; the effects of slavery on specific African societies; resistance to slavery; and the long-term consequences of slavery.,Fall Semester.|
HIST 312
Native American History
This course will examine the history of Native American societies from pre-contact to the present, focusing on the past and present diversity of Indian peoples. The course will examine indigenous social structures, languages, and religions. In addit,ion, the course will discuss historic changes in Indian societies as a result of contact with Europeans and Africans and their descendants. In the colonial period, topics covered will include first-contact situations, warfare, disease, and diplomacy,. Later topics will include nineteenth- and twentieth-century debates over education, assimilation, economic development, and sovereignty. Prerequisite: HIST 120 or 121. Fall or spring, alternate years.|
HIST 315
Topics In History
This course introduces students to new themes in the history of one of America's most tumultuous decades, the 1920's. From the end of World War One through the onset of the Great Depression, students examine the origins of modern America through a fo,cus on such topics as rebellious youth, feminism, and the Harlem Renaissance, as well as reactionary mindsets represented by the KKK. religious fundamentalists, and Prohibition.|
HIST 318
Ancient Greece
Examines development of ancient Greece from its earliest precursors in Mycenaean civilization, through the growth of the city-states of classical Greece, to its blending with other cultures in the Hellenistic World. Addresses political, social, and c,ultural developments, historical problems, and the historical narrative. Fall, alternate years.|
HIST 319
Roman History
Examines development of Rome from its foundation as a city-state in central Italy in the mid-eighth century B.C. to its conquest of the Mediterranean World as a republic and finally to the end of the Roman Empire in the West in the fifth century A.D., Addresses political, social, and cultural changes and will be historiographic as well as historic in outlook. Spring, alternate years.|
HIST 320
Medieval History
Surveys European development from 500 to 1300. Alternate falls.|
HIST 330
Eur Dur Renaiss & Reform
A study of the Renaissance and Reformation emphasizing the important political, social, economic, religious, and cultural forces that emerged during this period of transition and ushered in modern western culture. Emphasizes the evolution of modern s,tates, the rise of individualism, and the development of modern religious ideas and institutions.|
HIST 345
Europe 1815-1924
A study of the social, economic, political, religious, and cultural experiences of the European people from the Congress of Vienna to the death of Lenin. On demand.|
HIST 349
The American West
Study of the Old West of the 19th century and the West as a distinctive region in the 20th century. Emphasizes the continuing relationship to the East and on the geographic, economic, and cultural diversity within the West itself. Pioneers from the E,ast, Native Americas, immigrants from Europe, Mexico, and Asia, farmers, cowboys, and entrepreneurs will all have a place in the course. Romanticized myths of the West will be compared with historical realities. Prerequisite: HIST 120 or consent of t,he instructor. Fall Semester.|
HIST 350
Colonial America
A study of colonial history beginning with the European background of colonization and continuing through the American Revolution. Prerequisite: HIST 120 or consent of instructor.|