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HIST 1301   History of the United States (3)
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: Developmental Reading 0093 or English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standard in Reading.
The history of the United States is presented, beginning with the European background and first discoveries. The pattern of exploration, settlement, and development of institutions is followed throughout the colonial period and the early national experience to 1877. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5401025125

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HIST 1302   History of the United States (3)
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: Developmental Reading 0093 or English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standard in Reading.
The history of the United States is surveyed from the Reconstruction era to the present day. The study includes social, economic, and political aspects of American life. The development of the United States as a world power is followed. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5401025125

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HIST 2301   History of Texas from 1500 to the Present (3)
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: None.
A survey of Texas development from early Spanish colonization (1500) to the establishment of the modern urban state. The course emphasizes the variety of influences from Indian, Spanish and American cultures. The social, political and economic evolution of the state, including the multi-ethnic character of its population, is studied. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5401025225

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HIST 2311   Western Civilization (3)
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: None.
The civilization in the West from ancient times through the Enlightenment is surveyed. Topics include the Mediterranean world, including Greece and Rome, the Middle Ages, and the beginnings of modern history. Particular emphasis is on the Renaissance, Reformation, the rise of the national state, the development of parliamentary government, and the influences of European colonization. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5401015425

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HIST 2312   Western Civilization (3)
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: None.
This course is a continuation of History 2311. It follows the development of Western civilization from the Enlightenment to current times. Topics include the Age of Revolution, the beginning of industrialism, 19th century, and the social, economic, and political factors of recent world history. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5401015425

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HIST 2321   World Civilization (3)
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: Developmental Reading 0093 or English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standard in Reading.
This course presents a survey of ancient and medieval history with emphasis on Asian, African, and European cultures. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5401015325

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HIST 2322   World Civilization (3)
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: Developmental Reading 0093 or English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standard in Reading.
This course is a continuation of History 2321. The modern history and cultures of Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas, including recent developments, are presented. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5401015325

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HIST 2327   Mexican-American History I (3)
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: Developmental Reading 0093 or English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standard in reading.
Mexican-American History I addresses historical, economic, social and cultural development of Mexican-Americans to 1900. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 0502035225

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HIST 2328   Mexican-American History II (3)
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: Developmental Reading 0093 or English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standard in reading.
Mexican-American History II addresses historical, economic, social and cultural development of Mexican-Americans from 1900 to the present (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 0502035225

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HIST 2380   The Heritage of Mexico (3)
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: Developmental Reading 0093 or English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standard in Reading.
The course focuses on the social, political, economic and cultural contributions of Mexican-Americans to the United States. This course is cross-listed as Anthropology 2380. The student may register for either History 2380 or Anthropology 2380, but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4511015325

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HIST 2381   African-American History (3)
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: Developmental Reading 0093 or English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standard in Reading.
The role of African Americans in the history of the United States is studied. The slave trade and slavery in the United States are reviewed. Contributions of African Americans in the U.S. are described. Emphasis is on the political, economic, and sociological factors of African American life in the 20th century. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4511015325

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HIST 2389   Academic Cooperative (3) New course added November 16, 2007
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: None.
An instructional program designed to integrate on-campus study with practical hands-on experience in history. In conjunction with class seminars, the individual student will set specific goals and objectives in the study of human social behavior and/or social institutions. (3 Lec., 1 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4501015125

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Academic Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for transfer among community colleges and state public four year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.

WECM Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as workforce education (technical) courses offered for credit and CEUs (Continuing Education Units). While these courses are designed to transfer among state community colleges, they are not designed to automatically transfer to public four year colleges and universities.

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