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  • NameTitleLocationEmailPhone
    Joseph SmileyDean, Social & Behavioral SciTSSmiley.Joseph@spcollege.edu(727) 712-5851
    David LiebertChair, Social & Behavioral SciTSliebert.david@spcollege.edu712-5776
    Anja NormanChair, Social & Behavioral SciCLNorman.Anja@spcollege.edu(727) 791-2671
    Roberto LoureiroChair, Social & Behavioral SciSPLoureiro.Roberto@spcollege.edu(727) 341-3556
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  • “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”
    – George Santayana

    History embraces a diverse world of ideas, people and events. These courses inform and challenge students to a higher level of understanding of the past, which helps them to better understand the present and become better global citizens. Cicero said it best: “History is the witness that testifies to the passing of time; it illumines reality, vitalizes memory, provides guidance in daily life and brings us tidings of antiquity.”

  • History classes can help satisfy the general education requirements for an Associate in Arts transfer degree. You can find the requirements for about 250 university majors and track your progress toward completion through the A.A. transfer evaluation tool on Florida Virtual Campus.

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    • AMH 1091African-American History

      AMH 1091   African-American Historycredits: 3

      This course examines the development of the Black presence in America. The concern will be to study the economic, social, and psychological factors that led to slavery, the practical consequences of slavery on Black and White social groups, the events and individuals who contributed to the elimination of slavery, the struggle for citizenship and self-worth, the artistic contributions, the social justice movement of the 1970's, and the current social condition defining the Black experience in America. This course partially satisfies the writing requirements outlined in the General Education Requirements.

      Prerequisite: (ENC 0025 and REA 0017) Or EAP 1695 or appropriate score on the college placement test

    • AMH 2010History of the United States I

      AMH 2010   History of the United States Icredits: 3

      This course addresses history in the land that becomes the United States of America, beginning with the migration of the Western Hemisphere's original inhabitants. It briefly surveys the pre-Columbian Native American cultures. It also examines the impacts of the European "discovery" and settlement of North America on various groups of Native Americans, on Europeans at home and in the colonies, and on Africans forced into slavery in the New World. The course emphasizes the political, economic, social, cultural and religious aspects of life in the English North American colonies through their evolution into the United States, from the country's developmental years through the end of the Civil War. This course partially satisfies the writing requirements outlined in the General Education Requirements. (Note: Credit is only given for AMH 2010 or AMH 2010H or IDS 2103H.)

      Prerequisite: (ENC 0025 and REA 0017) Or EAP 1695 or an appropriate score on the college placement test.

    • AMH 2010HHonors History of the United States I

      AMH 2010H   Honors History of the United States Icredits: 3

      This advanced course addresses history in the land that becomes the United States of America, beginning with the migration of the Western Hemisphere's original inhabitants. It examines the pre-Columbian Native American cultures. It also examines the impacts of the European "discovery" and settlement of North America on various groups of Native Americans, on Europeans at home and in the colonies, and on Africans forced into slavery in the New World. The course will emphasize the evaluation and synthesis of the political, economic, social, cultural and religious aspects of life in the English North American colonies through their evolution into the United States, from the country's developmental years through the end of the Civil War. This course also analyzes methods of qualitative and quantitative research, cases studies, archival retrieval, and comparative approaches to the study of societies and emphasizes writing research-based papers, historiography and critical analysis. Independent research and interdisciplinary connections will also be encouraged for students to make connections to other related areas of humanities, philosophy and literature in the Honors Program. This advanced course will have a substantial writing assignment. This course partially satisfies the writing requirements outlined in the General Education Requirements. (Note: Credit is only given for AMH 2010 or AMH 2010H or IDS 2103H.)

      Prerequisite: Appropriate score on the college placement test or Admission to: Honors College or Permission of the Program:

    • AMH 2020History of the United States II

      AMH 2020   History of the United States IIcredits: 3

      This course covers the history of the United States from the post-Civil War period (1865) to the present. Emphasis is placed on the social, economic, political and diplomatic history. The course is designed to present history as a dynamic process, encouraging students to think historically and to encourage students to value history. This course partially satisfies the writing requirements outlined in the General Education requirements. (Note: Credit is only given for AMH 2020 or AMH 2020H or IDS 1102H.)

      Prerequisite: ENC 0025 and REA 0017 or (EAP 1695) Or an appropriate score on the college placement test

    • AMH 2020HHonors History of the US II

      AMH 2020H   Honors History of the US IIcredits: 3

      This advanced course covers the history of the United States from the post-Civil War period (1865) to the present. The course will present history as a dynamic process, and students will evaluate and synthesize the social, economic, political, and diplomatic history of the post-Civil War period. This course also analyzes methods of qualitative and quantitative research, case studies, archival retrieval, and comparative approaches to the study of societies and emphasizes writing research-based papers, historiography and critical analysis. Independent research and interdisciplinary connections will also be encouraged for students to make connections to other related areas of humanities, philosophy and literature in the Honors Program. This course will have a substantial writing requirement. This course partially satisfies the writing requirements outlined in the General Education Requirements. (Note: Credit is only given for AMH 2020 or AMH 2020H or IDS 1102H.)

      Prerequisite: Appropriate score on the college placement test or acceptance into the Honors College or Permission of the Program:

    • AMH 2070Florida History

      AMH 2070   Florida Historycredits: 3

      This course outlines chronologically the economic, social, geographic and political background of Florida from the time of discovery through settlement, colonization and statehood. Florida's role in the Civil War and Reconstruction Period is reviewed and the state's agricultural development into the 20th century is described. Current issues including the impact of urbanization, tourism, and industrialization are emphasized.

    • EUH 1000Development of Western Civilization I

      EUH 1000   Development of Western Civilization Icredits: 3

      This course covers the origins and development of western civilization beginning with the ancient world and classical civilizations, the Middle Ages, the transition to modern states and politics of power, the Protestant and Catholic Reformations, and the Commercial Revolution of the 16th Century. Emphases are on the relevance of the political, social, economic and cultural trends of each period upon our present world society. (Note: This course partially satisfies the writing requirements as outlined in the General Education Requirements).

      Prerequisite: (ENC 0025 and REA 0017) Or EAP 1695 or appropriate score on the college placement test

    • EUH 1001Development of Western Civilization II

      EUH 1001   Development of Western Civilization IIcredits: 3

      This course covers the evolution and continuation of western civilization since the 16th century. A study of governments from absolutism to democracy, European power politics; duels for world empire; scientific, cultural, political, social and industrial revolutions; nationalism, imperialism, and global conflicts are included. Emphases are placed on relevance of past history upon our present world society. (Note: This course partially satisfies the general education writing requirements outlined in the General Education Requirements).

      Prerequisite: (ENC 0025 and REA 0017) Or EAP 1695 or satisfactory score on the college placement test

    • WOH 2040The Twentieth Century

      WOH 2040   The Twentieth Centurycredits: 3

      This course is a study of world history surveying the cultural, political, social and economic transitions since 1900. Emphasis is placed on the turn-of-the-century dominance of Europe, the competitiveness and militarism that led to World War I, and the affects of the peace settlements. Attention is given to the Soviet Revolution, the rise of fascism, Nazism, Asian neo-imperialism, and the malaise of the democracies; the Depression and its consequences; aggression, appeasement and World War II; the Cold War, communist China, the rise of the "Third World" and conflicting issues and values in contemporary society. This course partially satisfies the writing requirements outlined in the General Education Requirements. (Note: Credit is only given for WOH 2040 or WOH 2040H).

      Prerequisite: (ENC 0025 and REA 0017) or EAP 1695 or appropriate score on the Placement Test.

    • WOH 2040HHonors The Twentieth Century

      WOH 2040H   Honors The Twentieth Centurycredits: 3

      This course is a study of world history surveying the cultural, political, social and economic transitions of the 20th century. Emphasis is placed on historic trends and movements as well as a chronological study beginning with the turn-of-the-century dominance of Europe, the competitiveness and militarism that led to World War I, and the effects of the peace settlements. Attention is given to the Soviet Revolution, the rise of fascism, Nazism, Asian neo-imperialism, and the malaise of the democracies; the Depression and its consequences; aggression, appeasement and World War II; the Cold War, communist China, the rise of the "Third World" and conflicting issues and values in contemporary society. This course partially satisfies the writing requirements as outlined in the General Education Requirements. (Note: Credit is only given for WOH 2040H or WOH 2040).

      Prerequisite: Admission into the Honors College or Approval of the program director and (IDS 1101H or ENC 1101H

  • A liberal arts education with courses in history can serve as the foundation for advanced degrees and professions in fields such as library science, archival science, public history, business, government, public administration, foreign service and education.