Skip to main content

History

History

The faculty and students of the History Department of the Community College of Aurora study, interpret, and celebrate the past, to inform the present, and craft the future.

Contact Information:

Dr. Brandon Williams
History Faculty
Brandon.Williams@ccaurora.edu
(303) 340-7505

History Courses


HIS 111 - The World: Antiquity - 1500 (GT-HI1)

Ancient ruins3 Credit hours - 45 Contact hours

Explores a number of peoples, groups, ideas, institutions, and trends that have shaped World History from the prehistoric era to 1500. Reflects the multiple perspectives of gender, class, religion, and ethnic groups in a broad global sense. Focuses on the common denominators among all people. This approach goes beyond political borders to provide a better appreciation for different cultures. Focuses on developing, practicing, and strengthening the skills historians use while constructing knowledge in this discipline.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of CCR 092 (grade C or higher) or equivalent assessment score.

 

HIS 112 - The World: 1500 - Present (GT-HI1)

A shrine3 Credit hours - 45 Contact hours 

Explores a number of peoples, groups, ideas, institutions, and trends that have shaped World History from 1500 to the present. Reflects the multiple perspectives of gender, class, religion, and ethnic groups in a broad global sense. Focuses on the common denominators among all people. This approach goes beyond political borders to provide a better appreciation for different cultures. Focuses on developing, practicing, and strengthening the skills historians use while constructing knowledge in this discipline. This is a stand-alone course; HIS 111 is not a prerequisite.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of CCR 092 (grade C or higher) or equivalent assessment score.

 

HIS 121 - US History to Reconstruction (GT-HI1)

Sailing Ship3 Credit hours - 45 Contact hours

Explores events, trends, peoples, groups, cultures, ideas, and institutions in North America and United States history, including the multiple perspectives of gender, class, and ethnicity, between the period when Native American Indians were the sole inhabitants of North America and the American Civil War. Focus is on developing, practicing, and strengthening the skills historians use while constructing knowledge in the discipline.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of CCR 092 (grade C or higher) or equivalent assessment score.

 

 

 

 

 

HIS 122 - US History Since Civil War (GT-HI1)

Engine Room3 Credit hours - 45 Contact hours

Explores events, trends, peoples, groups, cultures, ideas, and institutions in United States history, including the multiple perspectives of gender, class, and ethnicity, between the period of the American Civil War and the present. Focuses on developing, practicing, and strengthening the skills historians use while constructing knowledge in the discipline. This is a stand-alone course; HIS 121 is not a prerequisite.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of CCR 092 (grade C or higher) or equivalent assessment score. 

 

 

HIS 205 - Women in World History (GT-HI1)

A portrait of a woman3 Credit hours - 45 Contact hours

Examines the roles, experiences, and contributions of women in world history and explores ways in which women's history modifies the traditional interpretations of historical events.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of CCR 092 (grade C or higher) or equivalent assessment score.

 

 

 

 

 

 

HIS 208 - American Indian History (GT-HI1)

Some Native American Ruins3 Credit hours - 45 Contact hours

Analyzes historical and socio-cultural change for Native Americans from pre-colonial America to the present, emphasizing those processes and relations with non-Native Americans which have contributed to the current conditions. Focuses on developing, practicing, and strengthening the skills historians use while constructing knowledge in this discipline.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of CCR 092 (grade C or higher) or equivalent assessment score.

 

 

HIS 235 - History of the American West (GT-HI1)

A covered wagon near an old west outpost3 Credit hours - 45 Contact hours

Traces the history of the American West, from the Native American cultures and the frontier experiences of America's earliest, eastern settlers, through the Trans-Mississippi West, across the great exploratory and wagon trails, and up to the present West, be it urban, ranching, reservation, resource management, or industrial. Emphasizes the north and central parts of the West. This course is approved as part of the Colorado Statewide Guaranteed transfer curriculum: GT: HI1. 

 

 

HIS 244 - History of Latin America (GT-HI1)

Some ruins in Latin America3 Credit hours - 45 Contact hours

Focuses on the major political, economic, social, and cultural influences that have shaped Latin America from pre-European conquest to the present. Emphasizes the early history of Latin America but connects it to the present.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of CCR 092 (grade C or higher) or equivalent assessment score.

 

 

 

HIS 247 - 20th Century World History (GT-HI1)

An older building

3 Credit hours - 45 Contact hours

Investigates the major political, social, and economic developments, international relationships, scientific breakthroughs, and cultural trends that have shaped the various global regions and nation-states from 1900 to the present. Emphasizes the interactions of global regions and nation-states. Focuses on developing, practicing, and strengthening the skills historians use while constructing knowledge in this discipline.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of CCR 092 (grade C or higher) or equivalent assessment score.

 

 

HIS 250 - African American History (GT-HI1)

A statue of an African-American man3 Credit hours - 45 Contact hours

Explores the experiences and contributions of African Americans from the colonial period, to the present. Emphasizes the social and economic lives and roles of African Americans, their roles in politics and war, their achievements, and movements for self-help and civil rights.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of CCR 092 (grade C or higher) or equivalent assessment score.

 

 

Hear from former department chair and historian Geoff Hunt:

View Video Transcript

 

 

REQUEST INFO ABOUT CCA

REQUEST INFO ABOUT CCA

Favorites

Quicklinks

Main Menu