Montana State University

HSTA
History - American


HSTA 101IH AMERICAN HISTORY I 

HSTA 102IH AMERICAN HISTORY II

HSTA 160D  INTRODUCTION TO THE AMERICAN WEST 

HSTA 290R  UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH

HSTA 291   SPECIAL TOPICS 

HSTA 298   AMERICAN HISTORY INTERNSHIP

HSTA 311   EARLY AMERICA 

HSTA 316   AMERICAN CIVIL WAR ERA 

HSTA 318   THE GILDED AGE TO 1940

HSTA 322   AMERICAN HISTORY:WWII TO PRESENT

HSTA 406   McCARTHY/IKE/TRUMAN 

HSTA 407   GENDER IN THE US & CANADIAN WEST 

HSTA 408   GENDER IN AMERICA 

HSTA 409   FOOD IN AMERICA

HSTA 412   AMERICAN THOUGHT/CULTURE 

HSTA 416   RACE & CLASS IN AMERICA 

HSTA 450   HISTORY OF AMERICAN INDIANS (Now listed as NASX 450)

HSTA 460   MONTANA AND THE WEST 

HSTA 464   TRANS-MISSISSIPPI WEST 

HSTA 468   HISTORY OF YELLOWSTONE

HSTA 470   AMERICAN ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY    

HSTA 482   HISTORY OF AMERICAN TECHNOLOGY

HSTA 490R  UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH 

HSTA 491   SPECIAL TOPICS 

HSTA 492   INDEPENDENT STUDY 

HSTA 498   INTERNSHIP

HSTA 499R  SEMINAR CAPSTONE:HISTORICAL METHODOLOGY

HSTA 101IH AMERICAN HISTORY I
F,Su 4 cr. LEC 3 RCT 1
-- European exploration, Pre-Columbian Native Americans, the American Colonial, Revolutionary, Early National, Jacksonian, and Civil War periods, in the context of world history.

HSTA 102IH AMERICAN HISTORY II
F,S 4 cr. LEC 3 RCT 1
-- Reconstruction after the Civil War, industrialization during the late 19th century, and the domestic and international transformation of the U.S. during the 20th century in the context of world history.

HSTA 160D INTRODUCTION TO THE AMERICAN WEST
F alternate years, to be offered odd years 4 cr. LEC 3 RCT 1
--The American West examines the conquest settlement and development of the territory west of the Mississippi River. Readings,discussion, and lecture focus on the diversity of peoples who came to the West and the ways in which race and gender shaped their experiences.

HSTA 290R UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
F,S 1-6 cr. IND may be repeated
-- Directed undergraduate research/creative activity which may culminate in a written work or other creative project.

HSTA 291 SPECIAL TOPICS
On Demand 1 - 4 cr. Maximum 12 cr.
PREREQUISITE: None required but some may be determined necessary by each offering department.
-- Course not required in any curriculum for which there is a particular one-time need, or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand before requesting a regular course number.

HSTA 298 AMERICAN HISTORY INTERNSHIP
On Demand 1 - 12 cr. Maximum 12 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Consent of instructor, and approval of department head.
-- An individualized assignment arranged with an agency, business, or other organization to provide guided experience in the field.

HSTA 311 EARLY AMERICA
On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: HSTA 101.
-- The development of the British American colonies and the establishment of the U.S. before 1800. Topics include pre-Columbian Native Americans, the European invasion and settlement of America, the social, economic and political evolution of the colonies, the American Revolution, and the establishment of the new nation.

HSTA 316 AMERICAN CIVIL WAR ERA
On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: HSTR 101 or HSTR 102.
-- Political, economic, and social developments leading to sectional division. Breakdown of political accommodation, Civil War, and Reconstruction.

HSTA 318 GILDED AGE TO 1940
On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: HSTR 101 or HSTR 102.
-- This course explores the social, economic, and political development of the U.S. from 1877 to 1940, including the rise of big business, urbanization, progressive reform, the Great Depression, and the New Deal.

HSTA 322 AMERICAN HISTORY:WWII TO PRESENT
On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: HSTR 102.
-- Political, cultural, and economic history of the U.S. since the end of World War II.

HSTA 406 McCARTHY/IKE/TRUMAN
S 3 cr. SEM 3
PREREQUISITE: HSTA 101 or HSTA 102.
-- An analysis of the ways the Truman and Eisenhower administrations dealt with anti-communism, with a focus on McCarthyism.

HSTA 407 GENDER IN THE US & CANADIAN WEST
On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: HSTA 101 or HSTA 102 or HSTA 408
-- An examination of the experiences of women in the western U.S. and Canada. Focus on topics of race and ethnicity, families and intimacy, politics and the law, paid and unpaid work, art and culture.

HSTA 408 GENDER IN AMERICA
S 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: HSTA 101 or HSTA 102.
-- History of women in America from colonial times to the present. Analysis of gender relations, the family, the struggle by women to achieve civil rights and social reform, the problems of working women, and the rise of feminism.

HSTA 409 FOOD IN AMERICA
S, alternate years, to be offered even years. 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: HSTA 101 or HSTA 102.
-- This course examines the history of the production, consumption, and cultural meaning of food in America. In this class food functions as the gateway to examine issues of labor, gender, race, and class in America from the colonial period to the present.

HSTA 412 AMERICAN THOUGHT/CULTURE
On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing and HSTA 101 or HSTA 102.
-- The fundamental purpose of this course is to show the interconnectedness of science, philosophy, literature, and religion in shaping the American intellectual tradition from the Puritan founding to the present.

HSTA 416 RACE & CLASS IN AMERICA
S 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: HSTA 101 or HSTA 102.
-- Race in the history of the U.S. from early European and Native American contact until the present. Considers issues of racism, race relations, slavery, African-American culture, the modern Civil Rights movement, and current policy and racial questions.

HSTA 450 HISTORY OF AMERICAN INDIAN (Now listed as NASX 450)
On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: HSTA 101 or HSTA 102.
-- Indian affairs in America from 1600-1970. Emphasis on white reaction to the American Indians and the effect of the European invasion on Indian culture.

HSTA 460 MONTANA AND THE WEST
On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: HSTA 101 or HSTA 102.
-- A survey of Montana history which will cover the development of the territory and state, and will examine the social, economic, cultural, and political patterns that connect Montana with the rest of the American West.

HSTA 464 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI WEST
On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: HSTA 101 or HSTA 102.
-- Exploration of major themes in the development of the American West, including conquest and settlement, economic development, racial and ethnic diversity, urbanization, and popular culture.

HSTA 468 HISTORY OF YELLOWSTONE
On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: HSTA 101 or HSTA 102.
-- Historical analysis of changing perceptions of nature on development of Yellowstone and of the Park's place in the context of a modernizing American nation.

HSTA 470 AMERICAN ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY
On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: HSTA 101 or HSTA 102.
-- Survey of changing perceptions and uses of the natural world from the colonial era to the present.

HSTA 482 HISTORY OF AMERICAN TECHNOLOGY
On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing and HSTA 101 or HSTA 102.
-- This course investigates fundamental questions about the role of technological change in U.S. history, focusing on issues of the environment, concepts of progress, consumerism, power, work, and freedom. In additional to standard historical sources, the course uses popular films, novels, and art to discuss the changing meaning and significance of technology in America.

HSTA 490R UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
F,S,Su 1-6 cr. IND May be repeated. Max 12 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing in History and consent of department head. Course will address responsible conduct of research.

HSTA 491 SPECIAL TOPICS
On Demand 1 - 4 cr. Maximum 12 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Course prerequisites as determined for each offering.
-- Courses not required in any curriculum for which there is a particular one-time need, or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand before requesting a regular course number.

HSTA 492 INDEPENDENT STUDY
On Demand 1 - 4 cr. IND Maximum 6 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing, consent of instructor, and approval of department head.
-- Directed research and study on an individual basis.

HSTA 498 INTERNSHIP
On Demand 2 - 12 cr. IND
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing, consent of instructor, and approval of department head.
-- An individualized assignment arranged with an agency, business, or other organization to provide guided experience in the field.

HSTA 499R SEMINAR CAPSTONE:HISTORICAL METHODOLOGY
F,S 3 cr. SEM 3
PREREQUISITE: Senior standing, HSTR 160, HSTR 101 or HSTR 102 and HSTA 101 or HSTA 102.
-- Senior capstone course. History majors practice sound research and writing methods, using appropriate bibliographical tools and in light of contemporary historiography.

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