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MCC History Discipline

History Course Descriptions

MCC Campus(es) and Contacts:
MCC-Blue River: Melissa Eaton, 816.604.6621
MCC-Longview: Randy Moore, 816.604.2310
MCC-Maple Woods: Crystal Johnson, 816.604.3326
MCC-Penn Valley: Victorie Edwards, Ed.D., 816.604.4455

HIST 120 - United States History to 1865 - 3.00 credits

Survey of American history and institutions from pre-Columbian times through the Civil War. Examines economic, social, cultural, intellectual, and political development. Federal and Missouri constitutions. (MOTR HIST 101)

HIST 121 - United States History since 1865 - 3.00 credits

Survey of American history and institutions from the Civil War to the present. Examines economic, social, cultural, intellectual, and political development. Federal and Missouri constitutions. (MOTR HIST 102)

HIST 130 - Women in American History - 3.00 credits

This course focuses on the roles women have played in the history of the United States. It traces the attitude towards women from antiquity through the revolutionary era to the present day. Students will examine the general demographic, economic and social changes affecting women of all classes.

HIST 133 - Foundations of Western Civilization - 3.00 credits

Survey of Western Civilization through the classical civilizations of Greece and Rome, the Middle Ages to the Renaissance. Brief comparative summaries of Near Eastern and Oriental civilizations. (MOTR WCIV 101)

HIST 134 - Modern Western Civilization - 3.00 credits

Survey of European history from the renaissance to the present. Emphasis on Renaissance and Reformation, the emergence of the modern state, industrialism, nationalism, and the problems caused by war, revolution and imperialism in the 20th and 21st centuries. Relationship of European civilization to the developments of the non-European world. (MOTR WCIV 102)

HIST 140 - African American History - 3.00 credits

The historical experience of people of African civilization, to European contact, enslavement and freedom in the New World Diaspora (Latin America, the Caribbean, and North America). The cultural, social, political, and economic dimensions of African American history will be explored, as will the accomplishments and unique perspectives of African Americans.

HIST 145 - Survey of English History - 3.00 credits

Survey of the evolution of England from the middle ages to the present. Emphasis on political, economic, religious, and literary development.