Rhode Island College

2014-2015 Catalog


History B.A.

Course Requirements for B.A. in History

Courses

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
HIST 200The Nature of Historical Inquiry

4

Fall, Spring.
HIST 361Seminar in History

4

Fall, Spring.

ONE COURSE EACH from Categories A, B, and C

Category A: U.S. History
CourseTitleCreditsOffered
HIST 201U.S. History to 1877

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
HIST 202U.S. History from 1877 to the Present

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
HIST 320American Colonial History

4

Annually.
HIST 321The American Revolution

4

Annually.
HIST 322The Early American Republic

4

Annually.
HIST 323The Emergence of Modern America

4

As needed.
HIST 324America, 1914 to 1945

4

Fall.
HIST 325America since 1945

4

Spring.
HIST 326American Cultural History: The Nineteenth Century

4

As needed.
HIST 327American Cultural History: The Twentieth Century

4

As needed.
HIST 328History of the American West

4

As needed.
HIST 329Civil War and Reconstruction

4

As needed.
HIST 330History of American Immigration

4

As needed.
HIST 331Rhode Island History

4

Spring.
HIST 332The American Presidency

4

Annually.
HIST 333Women in American History

4

As needed.
HIST 334The Black Experience in America

4

Fall.
HIST 335American Foreign Policy: 1945 to the Present

4

Fall.
HIST 336The United States and the Emerging World

4

Spring.
Category B: Western History
CourseTitleCreditsOffered
HIST 300History of Greece

4

As needed.
HIST 301Alexander and the Hellenistic World

4

As needed.
HIST 302The Roman Republic

4

As needed.
HIST 303The Roman Empire

4

As needed.
HIST 304Medieval History

4

As needed.
HIST 305The Age of the Renaissance

4

Fall.
HIST 306The Age of the Reformation

4

Spring.
HIST 307Europe in the Age of Enlightenment

4

As needed.
HIST 308Europe in the Age of Revolution, 1789 to 1850

4

As needed.
HIST 309Europe in the Age of Nationalism, 1850 to 1914

4

As needed.
HIST 310Twentieth-Century Europe

4

As needed.
HIST 311The Origins of Russia to 1700

4

Alternate years.
HIST 312Russia from Peter to Lenin

4

Alternate years.
HIST 313The Soviet Union and After

4

Alternate years.
HIST 314Women in European History

4

As needed.
HIST 315Western Legal Systems

4

As needed.
HIST 316Modern Western Political Thought

4

Fall,.
HIST 317Politics and Society

4

Spring.
HIST 318Tudor-Stuart England

4

As needed.
HIST 352Colonial Latin America

4

Spring.
HIST 353Modern Latin America

4

Fall.
Category C: Non-Western History
CourseTitleCreditsOffered
HIST 340The Muslim World from the Age of Muhammad to 1800

4

Alternate years.
HIST 341The Muslim World in Modern Times, 1800 to the Present

4

Alternate years.
HIST 342Islam and Politics in Modern History

4

Alternate years.
HIST 344History of East Asia to 1600

4

As needed.
HIST 345History of China in Modern Times

4

As needed.
HIST 346History of Japan in Modern Times

4

As needed.
HIST 347Foreign Relations of East Asia in Modern Times

4

As needed.
HIST 348Africa under Colonial Rule

4

Annually.
HIST 349History of Contemporary Africa

4

Annually.

FIVE COURSES in a concentration focused on one of the following: a particular time period, region, or integrative thematic principle.

Note: Connections courses cannot be used to satisfy these requirements.

Total Credit Hours: 40

Course Requirements for B.A. in History—with Concentration in Public History and a Minor in Communication

Courses

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
COMM 208Public Speaking

4

Fall, Spring.
COMM 240Mass Media and Society

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
COMM 241Introduction to Cinema and Video

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
COMM 246Television Production

4

Fall, Spring.
COMM 333Intercultural Communication

4

As needed.
COMM 345Nonfiction Video Production

4

Spring.
HIST 200The Nature of Historical Inquiry

4

Fall, Spring.
HIST 330History of American Immigration

4

As needed.
HIST 331Rhode Island History

4

Spring.
HIST 361Seminar in History

4

Fall, Spring.
HIST 363Internship in Applied History

4-8

Annually.
HIST 371Reading Course in History

4

Annually.
HIST 381Workshop: History and the Elementary Education Teacher

1

Fall.
ONE COURSE at the 300-level in Western history

4

ONE COURSE at the 300-level in non-Western history

4

HIST 330, HIST 363, HIST 381: A 350 topics course on American immigration or American labor history may be substituted for this course.

HIST 363: Students who have already earned a bachelor’s degree MUST take this course for 5 credits; other students MUST take it for 4 credits.

HIST 381: Students who have already earned a bachelor’s degree MUST take this course for 1 credit; other students MUST take it for 2 credits.

FIVE COURSES from

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
HIST 320American Colonial History

4

Annually.
HIST 321The American Revolution

4

Annually.
HIST 322The Early American Republic

4

Annually.
HIST 323The Emergence of Modern America

4

As needed.
HIST 326American Cultural History: The Nineteenth Century

4

As needed.
HIST 333Women in American History

4

As needed.
HIST 334The Black Experience in America

4

Fall.

IT IS RECOMMENDED that students also take ANTH 102 and courses in Africana studies, anthropology, or gender and women’s studies

Total Credit Hours: 77-79