Program Summary

Courses:  Hill College offers courses in American History, World History and Texas History

Master Syllabi

HIST 1301

HIST 1302

HIST 1301. United States History I. (3-0)

A survey of the history of the United States from its European background through the Reconstruction Era, with emphasis on colonization, the War of Independence, the Jefferson and Jackson Ages, Westward Movement events leading to and the fighting of the War Between the States, and the Reconstruction Era of 1865-1877. All aspects of history are considered: social, political, economic, military.

HIST 1302. United States History II.  A survey of the United States from 1877 to the present, starting with the Hayes administration, emphasizing industrial growth, social changes and reforms and 55 the role of the United States in 20th Century reforms, political trends, international commitments and leadership.

HIST 2303. History of Texas.  A study of the military, political, social, and economic development of Texas from Spanish Colonial days through the period of Mexican control, the Revolution, the Republic, and the Confederacy to the present day.

HIST 2311. Western Civilization I.  A study of the origin and development of various Western cultures and their impact on subsequent history. Emphasis on the Greco-Roman society, early Christianity, and the importance of the Renaissance and the Reformation. This course is designed to give the student historical perspective as well as a basic historical knowledge of the period.

HIST 2312. Western Civilization II.  A continuation of HIST 2311 beginning with the "Modern World" (17th century). Special attention to the Enlightenment, the French Revolution and Napoleon, and the importance of the 19th century. The course will emphasize the rise of totalitarianism and the clash of ideologies and importance of World Wars I and II to 20th century thought. Prerequisite: HIST 2311 or approval of the instructor.

HIST 2321. World Civilizations I.  A survey of ancient and medieval history with emphasis on Asian, African, and European cultures. The modern history and culture of Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas, including recent developments.

HIST 2322. World Civilizations II.   Continuation of HIST 2321, World Civilizations I.

HIST 2389. Academic Cooperative. (Special Topics).   An instructional program designed to integrate on-campus study with practical hands-on experience in history. In conjunction with class seminars, the individual student will set specific goals and objectives in the study of human social behavior and/or social institutions

History Tours: In addition to class room and Internet courses, Hill College is proud to offer students the opportunity to experience history in a more hands on approach via history themed trips in the summer. These trips have included a journey along the trails of the Old West, an exploration of mining communities of the Old West and, most recently, a trip to Revolutionary and Civil War Battlefields including Vicksburg, Kennesaw Mountain, Petersburg, Gettysburg, New Market, Stones River and Shiloh. The Hood’s Texas Brigade Brass Band will play at many of those fields. The students will also have a day to tour Washington D.C. and visit Ford’s Theater, where President Lincoln was shot.

The Texas Heritage Museum The mission of the Texas Heritage Museum is to explore Texas and Texans during wartime and how those experiences affect us today. The museum offers exhibits from the Texas Revolution up through the Vietnam War and has an extensive collection of artifacts from the Civil War and World War II. The Texas Heritage Museum also houses the Historical Research Center, which holds one of the nation’s best collections of Civil War documents.

Faculty (under construction)





Nancy McKenzie

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