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ROLE AND SCOPE


The Department’s mission is to introduce students to the breadth and depth of the human experience by a comparative study of past and contemporary societies and cultures, and to develop their ability to conduct research, analyze and assess evidence, and articulate sound conclusions both orally and in writing. Our students acquire knowledge and skills that help them develop as informed, engaged, and thoughtful citizens. History courses offered at North Central Texas College support the academic transfer mission of the college, since all state-supported colleges and universities in Texas require six academic hours (two courses) in United States history. Many academic degree plans also require additional courses in World Civilizations. The study of history plays a distinctive and central role in a liberal arts curriculum. History majors in particular will be prepared to pursue successful careers as teachers, lawyers, civil servants, lobbyists, journalists, and information specialists.



HISTORY COURSES OFFERED


HIST 1301: U.S. History to 1865
A general survey of American history from the earliest discovery period through the Civil War. This course is required for graduation and teacher certification.  Offered in both the traditional classroom and on-line. Required textbook: The Unfinished Nation: A Concise History of the American People, 7th edition, by Alan Brinkley. NY: McGraw Hill (2014).

HIST 1302: U.S. History From 1865
A continuation of HIST 1301. A general survey of American history from the end of Reconstruction (1877) to the present. This course is required for graduation and teacher certification.  Offered in both the traditional classroom and on-line. Required textbook: The Unfinished Nation: A Concise History of the American People, 7th edition, by Alan Brinkley. NY: McGraw Hill (2014).

HIST 2321: History of Civilization I
A general survey of the origins, development and significance of various cultures from prehistoric times to about 1650.  This course is required at most universities for teacher-certification and for many other degrees.  This History of Civilization course can also be used to fulfill Humanities requirements in most degree plans. Required textbook: World History, 7th edition, Duiker & Spielvogel. NY: Cengage (2012).

HIST 2322: History of Civilization II
A continuation of HIST 2321.  A survey of the history of civilization from 1650 to the present, including the development of nationalism, imperialism and contemporary developments.  This course is required at most universities for teacher-certification and for many other degrees.  This History of Civilization course can also be used to fulfill Humanities requirements in most degree plans. Required textbook: World History, 7th edition, Duiker & Spielvogel. NY: Cengage (2012).

HIST 2301: Texas History
Survey of Texas from Spanish exploration to the present. Special emphasis on economic, social, political and military history of Texas Revolution and Republic. This course can be taken in lieu of HIST 1301 if graduation with an Associate's Degree from NCTC is intended. Required textbook: Beyond Myths and Legends: A Narrative History of Texas, 4th ed., by Kenneth Howell, et.al.Wheaton, IL: Abigail Press (2011)







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