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HIST 1301 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

History of the United States I
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Prerequisite: One of the following must be met: (1) DREA 0093 AND DWRI 0093; (2) English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 AND 0054; or (3) have met Texas Success Initiative (TSI) in Reading and Writing standards AND the college Writing score prerequisite requirement.
Course Description: A survey of the social, political, economic, cultural, and intellectual history of the United States from the pre-Columbian era to the Civil War/Reconstruction period. United States History I includes the study of pre-Columbian, colonial, revolutionary, early national, slavery and sectionalism, and the Civil War/Reconstruction eras. Themes that may be addressed in United States History I include: American settlement and diversity, American culture, religion, civil and human rights, technological change, economic change, immigration and migration, and creation of the federal government. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5401025125

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2013. (Original) | (Changes)


HIST 1302 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

History of the United States II
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Prerequisite: One of the following must be met: (1) DREA 0093 AND DWRI 0093; (2) English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 AND 0054; or (3) have met Texas Success Initiative (TSI) in Reading and Writing standards AND the college Writing score prerequisite requirement.
Course Description: A survey of the social, political, economic, cultural, and intellectual history of the United States from the Civil War/Reconstruction era to the present. United States History II examines industrialization, immigration, world wars, the Great Depression, Cold War and post-Cold War eras. Themes that may be addressed in United States History II include: American culture, religion, civil and human rights, technological change, economic change, immigration and migration, urbanization and suburbanization, the expansion of the federal government, and the study of U.S. foreign policy. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5401025125

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2013. (Original) | (Changes)


HIST 2301 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

History of Texas from 1500 to the Present
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Prerequisite: One of the following must be met: (1) DREA 0093 and DWRI 0093; (2) English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 and 0054; or (3) have met Texas Success Initiative (TSI) in Reading and Writing standards and the college Writing score prerequisite requirement.
Course Description: A survey of the political, social, economic, cultural, and intellectual history of Texas from the pre-Columbian era to the present. Themes that may be addressed in Texas History include: Spanish colonization and Spanish Texas; Mexican Texas; the Republic of Texas; statehood and secession; oil, industrialization, and urbanization; civil rights; and modern Texas. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5401025225

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2013. (Original) | (Changes)


HIST 2311 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Western Civilization I
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: One of the following must be met: (1) DREA 0093 AND DWRI 0093; (2) English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 AND 0054; or (3) have met Texas Success Initiative (TSI) in Reading and Writing standards AND the college Writing score prerequisite requirement.
Course Description: A survey of the social, political, economic, cultural, religious, and intellectual history of Europe and the Mediterranean world from human origins to the 17th century. Themes that should be addressed in Western Civilization I include the cultural legacies of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, Rome, Byzantium, Islamic civilizations, and Europe through the Middle Ages, Renaissance, and Reformations. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5401015425

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2013. (Original) | (Changes)


HIST 2312 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Western Civilization II
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: One of the following must be met: (1) DREA 0093 AND DWRI 0093; (2) English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 AND 0054; or (3) have met Texas Success Initiative (TSI) in Reading and Writing standards AND the college Writing score prerequisite requirement.
Course Description: A survey of the social, political, economic, cultural, religious, and intellectual history of Europe and the Mediterranean world from the 17th century to the modern era. Themes that should be addressed in Western Civilization II include absolutism and constitutionalism, growth of nation states, the Enlightenment, revolutions, classical liberalism, industrialization, imperialism, global conflict, the Cold War, and globalism. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5401015425

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2013. (Original) | (Changes)


HIST 2313 (3 Credit Hours) New course added after May 28, 2013
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at BHC, CVC, RLC

History of England I
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: One of the following must be met: (1) DREA 0093 and DWRI 0093; (2) English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 and 0054; or (3) have met Texas Success Initiative (TSI) in Reading and Writing standards and the college Writing score prerequisite requirement.
Course Description: Survey of the political, social, economic, military, cultural, and intellectual development of England from prehistory to the present. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5401015425


HIST 2314 (3 Credit Hours) New course added after May 28, 2013
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at BHC, CVC, RLC

History of England II
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: One of the following must be met: (1) DREA 0093 and DWRI 0093; (2) English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 and 0054; or (3) have met Texas Success Initiative (TSI) in Reading and Writing standards and the college Writing score prerequisite requirement.
Course Description: Survey of the political, social, economic, military, cultural, and intellectual development of England from prehistory to the present. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5401015425


HIST 2321 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, NLC, RLC

World Civilizations I
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Prerequisite: One of the following must be met: (1) DREA 0093 AND DWRI 0093; (2) English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 AND 0054; or (3) have met Texas Success Initiative (TSI) in Reading and Writing standards AND the college Writing score prerequisite requirement.
Course Description: A survey of the social, political, economic, cultural, religious, and intellectual history of the world from the emergence of human cultures through the 15th century. The course examines major cultural regions of the world in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Oceania and their global interactions over time. Themes include the emergence of early societies, the rise of civilizations, the development of political and legal systems, religion and philosophy, economic systems and trans-regional networks of exchange. The course emphasizes the development, interaction and impact of global exchange. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5401015325

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2013. (Original) | (Changes)


HIST 2322 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, NLC, RLC

World Civilizations II
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Prerequisite: One of the following must be met: (1) DREA 0093 AND DWRI 0093; (2) English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 AND 0054; or (3) have met Texas Success Initiative (TSI) in Reading and Writing standards AND the college Writing score prerequisite requirement.
Course Description: A survey of the social, political, economic, cultural, religious, and intellectual history of the world from the 15th century to the present. The course examines major cultural regions of the world in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Oceania and their global interactions over time. Themes include maritime exploration and transoceanic empires, nation/state formation and industrialization, imperialism, global conflicts and resolutions, and global economic integration. The course emphasizes the development, interaction and impact of global exchange. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5401015325

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2013. (Original) | (Changes)


HIST 2327 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, EFC, ECC, RLC

Mexican-American History I
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Prerequisite: One of the following must be met: (1) DREA 0093 AND DWRI 0093; (2) English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 and 0054; or (3) have met Texas Success Initiative (TSI) in Reading and Writing standards and the college Writing score prerequisite requirement.
Course Description: Mexican-American History I addresses historical, economic, social and cultural development of Mexican-Americans to 1900. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 0502035225


HIST 2328 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, ECC, NLC, RLC

Mexican-American History II
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Prerequisite: One of the following must be met: (1) DREA 0093 AND DWRI 0093; (2) English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 and 0054; or (3) have met Texas Success Initiative (TSI) in Reading and Writing standards and the college Writing score prerequisite requirement.
Course Description: 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


HIST 2381 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, ECC, NLC, RLC

African-American History
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Prerequisite: One of the following must be met: (1) DREA 0093 AND DWRI 0093; (2) English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 and 0054; or (3) have met Texas Success Initiative (TSI) in Reading and Writing standards and the college Writing score prerequisite requirement.
Course Description: 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


HIST 2389 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at RLC

Academic Cooperative
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: 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



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.