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GE 201 Physical Geography 3 hours
A survey course designed to help the student understand the vital relationship between manand the physical environment.
GE 202 Cultural Geography 3 hours
An anthropological and environmental study of the interaction between humans and theirenvironment, dealing with the origin and diffusion of man, race, and culture. The evolution ofman’s institutions from the earliest times to the present. Problems of urban growth, populationexplosion, pollution, food shortages, and environmental concerns.
GE 302 Regional Geography 3 hours
A study of the world’s major geopolitical regions and the interaction of their cultures with theclimate, resources, industrial development, and environment.
HI 103 World Civilizations I 3 hours
A survey course that investigates the great movements of history from ancient times to A.D.1650.
HI 104 World Civilizations II 3 hours
A survey course that investigates the great movements of history from the era of A.D. 1650to the present time.
HI 211 United States History I 3 hours
A survey of modernizing, pluralist American society and America in the international community,1607 to 1877.
HI 212 United States History II 3 hours
A survey of modernizing, pluralist American society and America in the international community,1877 to the present.
HI 265 Minorities in America 3 Hours
An examination of the struggles and contributions of women and such minorities as African-Americans, Native Americans, Hispanics and Asians in the United States.
HI 267 African American History 1 3 hours
A survey of African American history, with an emphasis on the origins of the ancient kingdomsof Egypt, Kush, Meroe, Axum, and West Africa and including the slave trade, slavery, thebeginnings of black culture in the North and South, slave resistance and rebellions, andsectional differences. Northern free blacks will be studied along with the Civil War and theReconstruction period of 1868.
HI 268 African American History II 3 hours
A survey of the problems and experiences of African Americans from the period ofReconstruction in 1868 to 1877, with an emphasis on the inner dynamics of the blackcommunity and the sociopolitical efforts of the black community to the present. The relationship
of blacks to the wider society will be studied with the internal migration of African Americans,and the political impact of cultural exhibitions.
HI 314 History of the Seventh-day Adventist Church (W) 3 hours
A survey course of the rise and progress of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Prerequisite:junior standing or permission of instructor.
HI 319 Colonial Latin America (W) 3 hours
A survey of Spanish and Portuguese America from the arrival of Columbus to 1820. TheCaribbean region will also be studied. Prerequisite: HI 104.
HI 320 Recent Latin America/Caribbean 3 hours
An analysis of Latin America’s authoritarianism and economics, and the U.S. and Sovietinfluence in the region from 1820 to the present. The decline and end of European/Britishrule in the Caribbean over the same period. Prerequisite: HI 104.
HI 321 History of England I (W) 3 hours
A study of the development of England from the Roman conquest to 1660, with emphasis onthe Tudors and early Stuarts period. Prerequisite: HI 103.
HI 322 History of England II (W) 3 hours
A study of the development of England and the British Empire from the Civil War to the present.Prerequisite: HI 104.
HI 327 African History I 3 hours
A study of ancient Africa of Egypt, Nubia, Ethiopia, etc., the savannah and forest kingdoms,the expansion of Islam, African trading cities, contacts with Europe, and the slave trade.African History I will introduce students to issues in African history to 1800.
HI 328 African History II 3 hours
A study of the slave trade from 1800 to the end of the slave trade and the growth of non-slavecommerce; Islamic renewal and revolution; the European partition and the colonial era; thegrowth of nationalism and the reemergence of independent Africa.
HI 444 History of Christianity in the World I 3 hours
A survey of the historical development and growth of the Christian Church throughout theWorld until the thirteenth century with emphasis on Africa, Asia and Europe. Prerequisite:junior standing.
HI 445 History of Christianity in the World II 2-3 hours
A survey of the historical development of the Christian Church in the World from the thirteenthcentury to the present. Special attention will be given to development of the Church in Africa,the Americas, Asia, Europe, and the South Pacific. Prerequisite: junior standing.
Hl 459 Recent American History (W) 3 hours
A pluralist study of modern American society and America in the international community,1930 to the present. Offered alternate years. Prerequisite: HI 211 or 212.
Hl 460 America in the Industrial Age (W) 3 hours
A pluralist study of modern American society and America in the international community,1877 to 1930. Offered alternate years. Prerequisite: HI 211 or 212.
Hl 468 The Age of Revolution (W) 3 hours
A study of the main events in European history from 1789-1848, with emphasis on the FrenchRevolution and Napoleon. Prerequisite: HI 104.
HI 469 Modern Europe (W) 3 hours
A study of the main events in European history from 1900 to the present, with emphasis onEngland, France, Germany, Russia, imperialism, and the two World Wars. Prerequisite: HI104.
Hl 480 Research Seminar (W) 3 hours
A major research paper in history under the supervision of the professor specializing inthat area. Required of all history majors in their senior year. Prerequisite: senior historymajor.
Hl 490-491 Independent Study each 1-3 hours
A reading and study course in selected history topics. May be taken only once from the sameprofessor. Prerequisite: upper division history major.
PS 120 Introduction to Political Science 3 hours
An examination of the standard essentials of political science in which are considered certaincontemporary political doctrines, systems of government, political organization and behavior,and a look at various worldwide governmental policies.
PS 200 Comparative Governments 3 hours
A study of selected nation-states in relation to their location on the globe as well as theircapacity to provide their peoples with the economic, social, and political goods and servicesassociated with human dignity.
PS 211 American Government 3 hours
A course of study concerning the organization of the United States government in regard tovarious branches at federal and state levels.
PS 300 State and Local Government (W) 3 hours
The study of the structure of state and local governments, including the historical developmentof local and regional governments in America. Prerequisite: PS 120.
PS 351, 352 Public Policy I, II (W) 3,3 hours
An examination of the economic, political, social, and institutional factors which influence thepolicy making process in the United States. Case studies will be reviewed in the areas ofeconomics, health, welfare, civil rights, defense, criminal justice, education, and environmentalissues. Prerequisite: PS 120.
PS 440 International Relations (W) 3 hours
A study of critical factors affecting the conduct of international relations. Emphasis is placedon nation-states, global and regional international organizations, multinational corporations,individuals in the international arena, and the forces they bring to bear on the internationalpolitical system. Prerequisite: PS 120.
PS 450 American Diplomacy (W) 3 hours
A study of the key characteristics of U.S. foreign relations, what shapes them, the relationshipbetween our nation’s domestic setting–ideology, core values, politics, geography, socialstructure, and economy–and its foreign relations. Prerequisite: PS 120.
PS 471, 472 United States Constitutional Law I, II (W) 3,3 hours
A study in the growth and development of the American constitutional system, with emphasison the policy-making role of the Supreme Court. Prerequisite: HI 211 or 212.
PS 480 Research Seminar 3 hours
A major research paper under the supervision of the professor specializing in that area.Prerequisite: senior political science or international studies major.
PS 490 Independent Study 3 hours
A reading and study course in selected international studies topics. Prerequisite: seniorpolitical science or international studies major.
PL 101-201-202 Logic I-II-III 1-1-1 hours
Introduces the student to the science of reasoning. Special emphasis is given to the use ofarguments and methods of reasoning. All this is done in the light of the Law School AdmissionsTest (LSAT).
PL 301-302 Critical Thinking I-II 1-1 hours
The class uses graphical methods to display the structure of reasoning and argumentationwith the intention of advancing critical thinking. Most of the material used in this course willbe designed to help the student become more proficient at doing questions found on the LawSchool Admissions Test. (LSAT).
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