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HIST 104 United States Since 1877

Survey of the major economic, political,

intellectual, and social developments begin-

ning with the post-Civil War industrialization

and frontier period through the world wars.

Emphasis is also placed on the social impact

of the Roaring Twenties, the Depression, the

Vietnam experience, and the Reagan revolu-

tion. (3 cr)

HIST 207

The U.S. and Current World Affairs

Evaluation of current world issues in the

context of present U.S. Society as well as its

past history. Evaluates the effectiveness of

the American government structure in rela-

tionship to such timely issues as the budget

deficit, the health care cost question and the

privacy issue. Emphasis on the role of the

United States as a global power in relation

to Russia and China, the Middle East and the

trading blocks of the Pacific Rim, the North

American Trade partners, and the European

Community. (3 cr)

HIST 208

United States: 1932 to Present

Study of the American economic, political,

intellectual, and social developments since

1932. Study includes the Depression and

the New Deal, the Cold War, the post-war

consumer society, the Vietnam Conflict, the

Watergate crisis to the Reagan revolution to

discussion on America’s role at home and in

the world. (3 cr)

HIST 210

United States Military History

The historical study of the ever-changing

missions of the US Armed Forces from the

formations of the first militias in December

1636 to the current War on Terror in a com-

prehensive eight-week accelerated course.

(3 cr)

HIST 220 North Dakota History


of North Dakota history emphasizing Indian

groups, exploration, settlement, trading

posts, Indian, and ethnic groups and their

contributions. This study also centers on the

agrarian movement from territorial days,

the Bonanza boom to the present proposed

policy of the “Buffalo Commons.” (3 cr)

HIST 221

History of the American Frontier

Study of the influence and role of “the

frontier experience” in the development of

American society from the colonial period

to 1900 and the “closing” of the American

frontier. Course also studies and evaluates

the influence of the “frontier experience” in

present American society. (3 cr)

HIST 235 The U.S.: The Roaring 20’s

Focus on the social, economic, political, and

intellectual aspects of America during the

1919 - 1932 period. Emphasis on the histori-

cal events of this period and the evaluation

of this period in the context of “The Roaring

Twenties” versus “The Restless Years.” (3


HIST 239

The U.S. and the Vietnam War

Study of the chronological events of the

military conflicts in Vietnam from World War

II to the fall of South Vietnam in 1975, the

decision making of American political lead-

ers, and the societal effects of the peace

movement in the United States. The course

also studies the cultural and historical “Nam

Viet,” and the effect of the “Vietnam Experi-

ence” on American society. (3 cr)

HIST 299 Special Topics

U.S. history and European history offered

on the basis of student interest. Approval of

instructor. (1-3 cr)

HPER—Health, Physical

Education & Recreation

HPER 100

Concepts of Fitness & Wellness

Facts about exercise and physical fitness de-

signed to teach students of all ages the role

of physical activity in maintaining adequate

health and improving quality of life as well