Boise State offers many History classes for students to take. In addition to majoring in History, you can also take classes to have a History minor. Most majors do not require a History course, however some do. History majors, elementary education majors, and communication majors. These 5 History classes are the most commonly taken to those students who aren’t History majors.
HIST 101 HISTORY OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION I: PREHISTORY TO THE 17th CENTURY (3-0-3)(F,S,SU)(DLL).
In History 101 you will learn the basics of History before the U.S. was discovered. It introduces methods of historical interpretation and presents a political, economic, and cultural survey of western civilization. You will learn and discover about the earliest settled communities of the ancient Near East in the fourth millennium B.C. up through the cultural renaissance and religious reformation of western Europe in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries of the Christian era. This class meet twice a week, and is mostly lecture based.
HIST 112 UNITED STATES HISTORY (3-0-3)(F,S)(DLS).
In History 112 you will cover the beginning of United States history, and exploration. The class surveys the issues and conflicts influencing American development from the Civil War to the present, including economic, military, political, international, and socio-cultural factors. The class has very little homework, only one assignment per week. For the tests, you are tested on 10 terms that you will also need to know a historical example for. Attendance is not mandatory, but it is recommended.
HIST 121 HISTORY OF ASIA (3-0-3)(F,S)(DLS).
History 121 is a very interesting course that teaches you all about the history of Asia. You will be introduced to methods of historical interpretation and presents a topical and chronological historical survey of China and Japan, exploring philosophies, religions, cultures, and social patterns. Also, you will discuss western intrusion into Asia and the Asians’ reactions to the West. You will briefly explore other areas of Asia, including India, Korea, and Southeast Asia. There are no prerequisites to this course, and it is highly recommended, due to being about things you may not have learned before.
HIST 222 INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY AND TEACHING OF HISTORY (3-0-3)(F/S)(CID).
History 222 is a all about learning how to teach history to students. The course is designed for History, Secondary Education and History, Social Studies Secondary Education majors. The class focuses on the skills developed in the study of history and diverse methods for designing and teaching unit lesson plans across the curriculum. The prerequisite for this course is ENGL 102. It is recommended that only History, Secondary Education or History, Social Studies, Secondary Education majors take this course.
HIST 223 GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY (3-0-3)(F/S).
History 223 is one of the most interesting and engaging courses that Boise State has to offer. The class examines the complex history of the relationships between human and nature over time. You will learn about the relationship through such issues as fire, agriculture, industrialization, consumerism, and colonialism on all seven continents. The class has an emphasis on methodological approaches and issues. There are no prerequisites to this course, however a basic history class is recommended along side.
The History classes at Boise State are all very engaging, and will make you more interested in history when you leave. Each teacher will have office hours and will be available to help with any work or questions you have. The homework in each class is different, but all the homework that is given is meaningful and useful to the course. It is recommended to take at least one history class during your time in college, it can prepare you for the real world.