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History

Bachelor of Science Degree

As you explore the movements that shaped our Western world, you'll interpret history using an analytical approach that develops critical thinking skills applicable to any field. The Bachelor of Science in History prepares you to compare and defend historical trends and examine social and political interpretations of history using concepts of gender, ethnicity, and culture.

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Courses in the major include:

This course examines the evolution of Western Civilization from ancient times to 1715. It seeks to provide a comprehensive background for subsequent studies through emphasis on the social, political, economic, intellectual, and cultural development of Western Civilization.
This course examines the evolution of Western Civilization from 1715 to the present. It seeks to provide a comprehensive background for subsequent studies through emphasis on the social, political, economic, intellectual, and cultural development of Western Civilization.
This course examines the major developments in America from the founding of the early colonies through the Reconstruction Era. Primary focus is placed on those concepts that have shaped the nation such as Constitutionalism, slavery, individualism, and Covenant among others.
This course examines the major developments in America from the period of the Industrial Revolution through modern times. Primary focus is placed on those concepts that have shaped the nation such as the free market, civil rights, Cold War, the role of government, and conformity among others.
This course presents an in-depth examination of the history of the state of Nebraska and the surrounding region. Primary emphasis will be placed on the influence of Native American populations and the early periods of American settlement, as well as the social and economic development of the state.
This course provides an in-depth examination of the sectional conflicts which resulted in the Civil War, the War itself, and the period of Reconstruction which followed. Primary emphasis will be placed on the causes and impact of the War and the problems associated with the post-war settlement.
This course provides a detailed study of the significant developments in America from the end of World War II to the end of the Cold War. Primary emphasis will be placed on the Cold War, McCarthyism, the Civil Rights Movement, Vietnam, and the Counter Culture.
This course provides an intensive examination of World War II from an international perspective. The course focuses on such topics as collaboration, resistance, economic mobilization, social change, diplomatic relations, the Holocaust, and the course of the War. Greater emphasis is placed on the European theater.
This course is designed to introduce students to the social and political foundations of Eastern civilization from a historical perspective. Key themes to be examined will include the role of religion and philosophy in the development of Asian cultures, the role of China as a dominant influence on the region's history, and the evolution of Asia through its interaction with the West.
This course is designed to introduce students to the broad social and political movements that have helped shaped the evolution of Western civilization. The class will include examination of industrialization, the enlightenment, and the technological revolution, with a focus on their impact on social and political development. Concepts such as democratization, gender and race relations, the social contract, and the Just War Tradition will also be explored.

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