Course descriptions are listed alphabetically by subject prefix.  Each course description begins with a three letter subject prefix followed by a three – digit course number and the course title.  The number on the right of each course description gives the semester credit hours for that course. If a course includes laboratory or other special activities, that information is contained in the course description.  Prerequisites are also listed.  A prerequisite is a course, experience, or other required preparation that must be completed before the student is permitted to enroll in the course.

Subject Prefix and Course NumberCourse NameSemester Credit HoursCourse DescriptionCross Listed CoursePrerequisite
HIS 101World Civilization I3A study of world civilizations from ca. 3,000 B.C. to
1650 A.D. The course will focus on human beginnings
in Africa, the Middle East, India, China; the rise of Islam and Western cultures.
Not Applicable Not Applicable
HIS 102World Civilization II
3A study of world civilizations from 1650 to the present
with emphasis on political, social and economic
Not ApplicableNot Applicable
HIS 103Western Civilization3A survey of social and intellectual development in the
Western World from pre-history to the Reformation.
Not ApplicableNot Applicable
HIS 201United States History to 1865
3The political, economic, and social development of the
United States from the Colonial period to 1865.
Not ApplicableNot Applicable
HIS 202United States History Since 1865
3The political, economic, and social development of the
United States from 1865 to the present.
Not ApplicableNot Applicable
HIS 300Problem Seminar3Problems
encountered by professional historians in the
utilization of primary historical sources.
Not ApplicableHIS 102, HIS 201, and HIS 202
HIS 314African-Americans in the United States3The history of African-Americans in the
United States, their role in the development of this
country, and their struggle for rights, privileges, and
protections of citizenship.
AAS 314HIS 201 and HIS 202, or consent of
HIS 316Recent United States History3A study of
problems associated with the Great Depression, the
New Deal, war and significant social change, major
political developments, and achievements in space.
Not ApplicableHIS 201 and HIS 202
HIS 321Constitutional History of the United
3An historical
survey of the making of the Constitution and its interpretation
through decisions of the United States Supreme Court.
Not ApplicableHIS 201 and HIS 202
HIS 331Early Modern Europe3A survey of the political, intellectual, economic, and
social development of Europe from 1450-1815.
Not ApplicableNot Applicable
HIS 332Nineteenth Century Europe3Europe from
the downfall of Napoleon (1815) to the outbreak of
World War I (1914).
Not ApplicableHIS 101 and HIS 102
HIS 333Twentieth Century Europe3The history of
Europe from 1914 to the present. Particular attention
is given to the impact of World War I upon European society.
Not ApplicableHIS 101 and HIS 102
HIS 341British History I3A survey of
English history from pre-Roman times to the close of the Glorious Revolution (1689), with emphasis upon
constitutional and legal developments.
Not ApplicableHIS 101 and HIS 102
HIS 342British History II
3The growth of
British democracy and the role of Britain in the rise
and expansion of world imperialism during the eighteenth,
nineteenth, and twentieth centuries.
Not ApplicableHIS 101 and HIS 102
HIS 350Kentucky History

3A social, economic,
and political history of Kentucky. In addition,
the course will examine Kentucky’s contributions to
national politics.
Not ApplicableHIS 201 and HIS 202
HIS 362Hispanic American History3A survey of selected Central and South American
countries in their modern eras, and trends that are representative
of the problems that beset the region.
Not ApplicableHIS 101, HIS 102, HIS 201, and HIS
HIS 364Medieval Culture
3A survey of European
history from 500 to 1500, with strong emphasis
on cultural achievements of the period.
Not ApplicableHIS 101 and HIS 102
HIS 365African History to 18703A survey tracing
the earliest beginnings of man in Africa and the development
of sub- and trans-Saharan civilizations.
AAS 365HIS 101 and HIS 102
HIS 366African History from
3The creation
and development of European colonial empires in
Africa and the subsequent rise of independent African states.
AAS 366HIS 101 and HIS 102
HIS 411African-Americans in the Twentieth Century3thorough
study of the contributions of African-Americans to
American culture and their struggle for full citizenship
in the United States.
AAS 411HIS 201 and HIS 202
HIS 421Southern History3The economic,
social, political, and cultural life of the southern states
from colonial times to the present.
Not ApplicableHIS 201 and HIS 202
HIS 424Diplomatic History of the United States3A survey of
America’s diplomatic relations with the major world
powers since the founding of the Republic.
Not ApplicableHIS 201 and HIS 202
HIS 461The History of East Asia3A cultural and
political survey of the history of China and Japan, with
emphasis on their changing relationships with the rest of the world.
Not ApplicableHIS 101 and HIS 102
HIS 499Senior Colloquium3This course is designed
to develop analytical skills, interpretation and
research; and to nurture intellectual self reliance and
critical thinking.
Not ApplicableSenior classification