United States History (HIUS)

United States History (HIUS)

HIUS 221  Survey of American History I  3 Credit Hour(s)  

A survey of the political, social and economic developments of America from the colonizing experience through the Civil War with emphasis on the development of the American democratic tradition.

Offered: Resident and Online

HIUS 222  Survey of American History II  3 Credit Hour(s)  

A survey of American history from Reconstruction to the present, stressing interpretation and analysis of major eras and trends.

Offered: Resident and Online

HIUS 223  Survey of American History I On Site  3 Credit Hour(s)  

A survey of the political, social, and economic developments of America from the colonizing experience through the Civil War with emphasis on the development of the American democratic tradition. The delivery of this course will include online assignments and a study trip.

Offered: Resident and Online

HIUS 310  American Colonial History  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: HIUS 221 or HIUS 223 or (Background Check Clearance with a score of 5 or Background Clear International with a score of 5 or Background Clear Out of State with a score of 5 or Background Clear Virginia with a score of 5)

Political, economic, cultural and military developments from the founding of the thirteen colonies to the American Revolution.

Offered: Resident

HIUS 312  Era of the American Revolution  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: HIUS 221 or HIUS 223 or (Background Check Clearance with a score of 5 or Background Clear International with a score of 5 or Background Clear Out of State with a score of 5 or Background Clear Virginia with a score of 5)

The growth of ideas and institutions which led to American independence, the creation of an American union and a distinctive culture.

Offered: Resident

HIUS 313  The American Founding  3 Credit Hour(s)  

An overview and analysis of the origins of the United States Constitution, its ratification, and initial implementation.

Offered: Resident and Online

HIUS 314  Jeffersonian America, 1789-1815  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: HIUS 221 or HIUS 223

The history of the United States from the Presidency of George Washington through the War of 1812, with particular attention to the rise of political and constitutional conflict between Federalists and Jeffersonian Republicans.

Offered: Resident

HIUS 316  Jacksonian America  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Online Prerequisite: HIUS 221 or HIUS 223

American history from the rise of Jackson through the Mexican war; emphasis will be on the market revolution and how it shaped politics, society and the economy during the era.

Offered: Online

HIUS 340  Industrial America, 1877-1917  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: HIUS 222

A study of American political development from the Gilded Age to World War I with emphasis on the political and social consequences of urbanization, industrialization and immigration.

Offered: Resident

HIUS 341  History of American Politics  3 Credit Hour(s)  

The course covers American national politics, including the development of the American party system, episodic political issues, and the influence of major politicians. Special emphasis is placed on critical U.S. presidential elections.

Offered: Resident and Online

HIUS 351  U.S. History, 1917-1945  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: HIUS 222

An in-depth study of American society and politics from America's entry into World War I to the end of World War II.

Offered: Resident

HIUS 360  History of American Entrepreneurship  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: HIUS 221 or HIUS 222

The growth of the American economy from the 18th century to the present. The interaction between government, business and labor will be analyzed with emphasis on the development of the modern business corporation. p (formerly American Economic History)

Offered: Resident and Online

HIUS 380  Modern American Military History  3 Credit Hour(s)  

An in-depth study of United States military history in the 20th century.

Offered: Resident and Online

HIUS 390  History of Virginia  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: HIUS 221 or HIUS 222 or HIUS 223 or (Background Check Clearance with a score of 5 or Background Clear International with a score of 5 or Background Clear Out of State with a score of 5 or Background Clear Virginia with a score of 5)

A study of Virginia history from before the settlement of Jamestown to the present.

Offered: Resident and Online

HIUS 395  The Ante-Bellum South  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: HIUS 221 or HIUS 223

A study of all aspects of Southern life and civilization from the colonial period to secession with special emphasis on the effects of the institution of slavery.

Offered: Resident

HIUS 396  The New South  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: HIUS 222

A study of the South during the Civil War, the Reconstruction Era, the growth of the segregation and racial animosity, Southern demagogues, as historical background to an understanding of the contemporary South.

Offered: Resident

HIUS 420  Civil War and Reconstruction  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: HIUS 221 or HIUS 223

A study of the political and social disintegration of the 1850s; the causes and nature of the Civil War; the crises during Reconstruction.

Offered: Resident and Online

HIUS 430  Minorities, Ethnics, and Social Movements in America  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Selected topics relating to race, religion, social mobility, ethnic groups, women, family and social groups.

Offered: Resident

HIUS 435  The World of Jonathan Edwards  3 Credit Hour(s)  

The course examines the life and thought of Jonathan Edwards, situates Edwards in the 18th century American and transatlantic worlds, and traces his impact on American evangelicalism.

Offered: Online

HIUS 445  Reagan's America  3 Credit Hour(s)  

This course is an exploration of the age of Reagan - i.e. the period from roughly 1964 to 1990. Particular focus is on American politics, foreign policy, economic affairs, political ideologies, social issues, and popular culture.

Offered: Online

HIUS 452  Recent America  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: HIUS 222

An in-depth study of American society and politics from the end of World War II to the challenges on the contemporary scene.

Offered: Resident

HIUS 470  American Foreign Relations Since 1776  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: HIUS 221 or HIUS 222 or HIUS 223

American diplomatic activities and foreign relations from the Revolutionary War and early national period to the present. (Formerly HIUS 370)

Offered: Resident

HIUS 495  Directed Research  3 Credit Hour(s)  

HIUS 495 - Directed Research (1 to 3 hours)

Offered: Resident

HIUS 497  Special Topics in United States History  1-3 Credit Hour(s)  

HIUS 497 - Special Topics in United States History (1 to 3 hours)

Offered: Resident

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