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Courses are identified as follows: United States history = US; European history = E; African, Asian, or Latin American
history = AAL.

1000 Level Courses

1300. [HIST 2311] Western Civilization I (3). Western civilization from its dawn to the seventeenth century. Culture and the arts stressed alongside politics. Fulfills core Language, Philosophy, and Culture requirement. (E)

1301. [HIST 2312] Western Civilization II (3). The revolutionary transformations of European civilization in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries; world dominion and the world wars; intellectual and cultural developments. Fulfills core Language, Philosophy, and Culture requirement.(E) Back to Top

 

2000 Level Courses

2300. [HIST 1301] History of the United States to 1877 (3). This course and HIST 2301 satisfy the legislative history requirement. Most sections combine political, military, constitutional, and social history. Special sections emphasize technology, agriculture, business, and family life. Partially fulfills core American History requirement. (Honors section offered.) (US)

2301. [HIST 1302] History of the United States Since 1877 (3). Continuation of HIST 2300. Partially fulfills core American History requirement. (Honors section offered.) (US)

2302. Wealth and the Nation: The History of American Business (3). Surveys the history of business in America from colonial times to the twenty-first century. (US)

2310. [HIST 2301] History of Texas (3). A survey of Texas history beginning with the Native American occupation and tracing the major social, political, and economic developments of the state into the modern era. Partially fulfills core American History requirement. (US)

2322. [HIST 2321] World History to 1500 (3). Introduction to basic narrative and major themes in world history from origins to 1500. Fulfills core Language, Philosophy, and Culture requirement. (AAL)

2323. [HIST 2322] World History Since 1500 (3). Introduction to basic narrative and major themes in world history since 1500. Fulfills core Language, Philosophy, and Culture requirement.(AAL). Back to Top

 

3000 Level Courses

3301. Ancient Civilization I (3). Introduction to the study of the ancient Near East and classical Greece. (E)

3302. Ancient Civilization II (3). Introduction to the study of ancient Rome. (E)

3303. Introduction to Roman Law (3). Surveys all major areas of Roman private and criminal law within the setting of Roman history. (E)

3304. The Southern Frontier (3). Examines earliest U.S. frontier from European exploration and colonization to statehoods. Special emphasis on confrontation and accommodation among Spanish, French, British and southeastern woodland Indians. (US)

3305. Creating the American Nation, 1785-1840 (3). Examines the political and cultural processes by which the U.S. was formed in the decades following the American Revolution. (US)

3306. African American History to 1877 (3). Surveys the history of African Americans from the African background through the Civil War and Reconstruction. Fulfills multicultural requirement. (US)

3307. African American History from 1877 to Present (3). Surveys the history of African Americans from the Post-Reconstruction period through Civil Rights years and new forms of activism in the 1900s to the present. Fulfills multicultural requirement. (US)

3308. United States Diplomatic History to 1913 (3). A survey of U.S. diplomatic history from the American Revolution to 1913 with an emphasis on the development of the U.S. as a world power. (US)

3309. United States Diplomatic History Since 1913 (3). A survey of U.S. diplomatic history from 1913 to the present with an emphasis on the U.S. as a world leader. (US)

3311. Social and Cultural History of the Southwest (3). Survey of the history of the varied cultures of the American Southwest, emphasizing Anglo-American, Spanish-Mexican, and Indian backgrounds. (US)

3313. The Old South (3). Explores the society, politics, economics, and race relations of the antebellum South, the development of sectionalism, and the impact of the Civil War. . (US)

3314. The South Since the Civil War (3). Explores the degree to which the South has remained a separate region socially, politically, economically, and in race relations from Reconstruction to the present. . (US)

3315. North American Ranching History (3). A history of North American ranching from Columbus to the present. (US)

3316. Mexican American History of Texas (3). Surveys the history, culture, and contribution of Mexican Americans to the history and economic development of Texas. (US)

3317. The Frontier and American West (3). Explores the settlement of the American West to 1900, with emphasis on trapping, mining, transportation and farming frontiers, Spanish borderlands, and Indian-United States relations. (US)

3318. The Plains Indians (3). Culture and history of the Plains Indians; cultural developments prior to contact with the Whites; Plains Indians-White relations; Plains Indians in the twentieth century. (US)

3319. American Migrations (3). A survey of migrations in North American history. (US)

3320. History of Film and American Society (3). A history of American film from its beginnings to the present with focus on film and the role it plays in reflecting or changing American society. (US)

3321. Twentieth Century American West (3). An examination of the history and development of the American West from ca. 1900 to the present. (US)

3322. Women in Early America (3). Explores the history of women and gender in the United States from the sixteenth century to 1877. Fulfills multicultural requirement. (US)

3323. Women in Modern America (3). Explores the social and cultural history of women and gender in the United States since 1877. Fulfills multicultural requirement. (WS 3323) (US)

3325. History of Mexican Americans in the United States (3). Survey of the history of Mexican Americans of the United States during the twentieth century, relating their daily life and institutional experience to United States and Mexican history. (US)

3326. History of Native Americans in the United States (3). Survey of the history of American Indians from their earliest migrations through the acculturation, termination, and civil rights movements of the twentieth century. (US)

3327. Earth, Wind, and Fire: Nature and History in America (3). Surveys nature’s role in American history from pre-Columbian Indian societies to the present, including such areas as natural disasters, global warming, wildlife, resources, health, and recreation. (US)

3328. History of Religion in America (3). Traces the development of religious groups in America from colonial times to the present. Emphasizes beliefs and interaction with society. (US)

3329. Development of Modern Science (3). Examines the historical development of the intellectual, institutional, and social dimensions of Western science from the seventeenth century to the present. (E)

3330. The Vietnam War (3). Prerequisite: HIST 2300, 2301, or equivalent. Explores the military, diplomatic, political, and social dimensions of the war from its origins in the 1940s through its conclusion in the 1970s. (US)

3331. History of United States Military Affairs to 1900 (3). Explores American military history from the Colonial period through the Spanish-American War, with an emphasis on strategy and the development of military institutions. . (US)

3332. History of United States Military Affairs Since 1900 (3). Examines twentieth century American military history up to the present. (US)

3333. United States in the Second World War (3). History of the political and military involvement of the United States in the Second World War. (US)

3334. Technology in Modern America (3). An analysis of major developments in American technology since 1870 and their impact on society, culture, politics, and the economy. (US)

3335. Sport and the Black Experience (3). Explores black Americans’ contributions to American sport from the era of slavery to the present. (US)

3337. Science in American Society (3). An examination of major developments in American science with an emphasis on the twentieth century and their impact on society, politics, and the economy. (US)

3338. History of Sports and Recreation in the U.S. (3). Study of the development and role of sports and recreation in American social history with emphasis on organized amateur and professional sports. (US)

3339. The History of Baseball: A Mirror on America (3). Examines the history of the national pastime with an eye to how the sport has reflected and influenced American society since the late nineteenth century. (US)

3340. War and Memory (3). Examines how the experience and trauma of war (victory, defeat, heroism, war crimes, loss) are later integrated into a society’s sense of identity. (US)

3341. Women in European Civilization (3). What women were supposed to do; what women did, from prehistory to the vote in 1920. (WS 3341) (E)

3343. Development of Modern Medicine (3). A chronological study of concepts and treatment of disease and medicine as a social institution in Western culture.(E)

3344. History of Christianity (3). Surveys Christianity from immediate pre-Christian era to present. Emphasizes various churches and organizations, theology and Biblical studies, and Christianity’s impact on Western culture. (E)

3345. The Birth of Europe (3). Examines the confrontation between the Later Roman Empire and its barbarian invaders, which ultimately produced new economic, political, social, and cultural structures of a new civilization. (E)

3346. The Age of Chivalry (3). Medieval Europe, 1000-1450, witnesses the domestication of a warrior aristocracy through chivalric ideals, feudal monarchy, and the rise of a powerful bourgeoisie. (E)

3348. The Crusades (3). Surveys the origins of the holy war ideal, the military campaigns and their leaders, life in the Crusader States, and the Crusades’ ultimate results. (E)

3350. War, Religion, and Revolution: Early Modern Europe (3). Explores the political, social, economic, and intellectual transformations that took place during Europe’s early modern period. (E)

3351. History of Spain (3). A survey of Spanish history from ancient times to the present, including the Roman and Medieval heritage, the Golden Age, Enlightenment, and modern developments. (E)

3352. History of Modern Italy (3). Examines major historical movements in Italy from the unification in 1861 to the present. Topics include nationalism, empire, race, criminology, and politics. (E)

3353. History of Modern France (3). Surveys French political, social, and cultural history from the middle of the eighteenth century to the present. (E)

3354. Twentieth Century Europe (3). Survey of European history from the immediate origins of World War I to the present. (E)

3355. Europe in Transformation, 1815-1914 (3). Transformations in the social, cultural, political, and economic structures of Europe, including Russia and Great Britain during the nineteenth century. Revolution, nationalism, industrialism, and mass culture. (E)

3357. International Radical Movements (3). Surveys theories, national, and transnational sources and impacts of radical and revolutionary movements and societies and governments based on radical or revolutionary ideologies. (AAL)

3358. Origins of Modern Germany, 1517-1871 (3). Examines the history of Germany from the Protestant Reformation (1517) to Unification (1871). Emphasis placed on formative role of religion and politics in this period.

3359. The Nazi Era, 1919-1945 (3). Surveys post-World War I Germany, the rise of national socialism, Hitler in power, the Nazi State, and Germany in World War II. (E)

3360. The British Isles to 1688 (3). Examines the social, cultural, and political history of British Isles to 1688, focusing on institutions, religious beliefs, literature, art, and everyday life. (E)

3361. British Politics, Society, and Culture Since 1688 (3). Examines the social, cultural, and political history of Britain since 1688, focusing on the expansion of government, social movements, industrialization, popular culture, and the world wars. (E)

3366. The First World War (3). Surveys the social, political, and cultural effects of the First World War, which brought down the last major empires and created the modern world. (E)

3367. The Second World War (3). A history of the major diplomatic, military, social, and economic developments associated with the Second World War. (E)

3372. Tsarist Russia (3). Political, economic, cultural, and social development as well as the territorial expansion of Russia from the earliest times to the beginning of the twentieth century. (E)

3374. History of Soviet and Post-Soviet Russia (3). Russian history from the revolutions of 1917 to the present, emphasizing the Soviet state’s internal development, role in international relations, and collapse. (E)

3381. Colonial Latin America (3). General introduction to the formation of Latin American civilization, including the Indian empires, voyages of discovery, conquest, extraction of treasure, pirates, and royal administration. Fulfills multicultural requirement. (AAL)

3382. Modern Latin America (3). Survey of the principal events in Latin American history beginning with the independence movement and reaching into the contemporary scene. Fulfills multicultural requirement. (AAL)

3383. Modern Mexico and Central America (3). Covers major themes in Mexico and Central America since Independence. (AAL)

3384. History of Brazil (3). Brazil from preconquest times to the present with emphasis on unique characteristics of Brazilian culture in the context of world history. (AAL)

3389. The British Empire, 1783 to Present (3). Studies the growth of the British Empire in the nineteenth century and its later decline in the twentieth century under the impact of war and nationalism. (E)

3394. Religion, Family, and the State in Asia (3). Surveys the main religious traditions of Asia and modern transformations; explores traditional and modern notions of family; examines changing political patterns. (AAL)

3395. Africa: Empires and Civilizations (3). A survey of the development of Africa’s civilizations and cultures from ancient Egypt to the West African trading states of the eighteenth century. Fulfills multicultural requirement. (AAL)

3396. Africa: Revolution and Nationalism Since 1800 (3). Surveys the colonial impact on African political, social, and economic life; the rise of African nationalism; and the creation of new nations. Fulfills multicultural requirement. (AAL)

3398. The Modern Middle East, 1800 to the Present (3). The history of the Middle East from ca. 1800 to the rise of Arab and other nation-states and the coups and revolutions of recent decades. Fulfills multicultural requirement. (AAL)

3399. Readings in History (3). Prerequisites: Junior standing and consent of instructor. An independent study course involving in-depth reading. May be repeated for credit. Back to Top

 

4000 Level Courses

4301. The Atlantic World (3). Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor. An exploration of British, Spanish, French, and Dutch colonial societies and their connections with one another as well as with African and Native American peoples. (Writing Intensive) (US)

4302. The Era of the American Revolution (3).Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor. An exploration of the causes, progress, and consequences of the American Revolution as both a domestic and global event from 1750-1820. (Writing Intensive) (US)

4304. Civil War and Reconstruction, 1850-1877 (3). Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor. Explores the causes of the Civil War; the military, political, economic, and social aspects of the war; and the issues and results of Reconstruction. (Writing Intensive) (US)

4305. Rise of Modern America, 1877-1919 (3). Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor. Focuses on the economic, social, political, and military impact of the transformation of the United States into an urban, industrial nation. (Writing Intensive) (US)

4306. Roaring Twenties, Depression, and War, 1920-1945 (3). Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor. Examines political, social, economic, and military developments in the United States during the 1920s, the Great Depression, the New Deal, and World War II. (Writing Intensive) (US)

4307. The United States, 1945 to the Present (3). Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor. The study of American society from the Second World War through the 1970s, including political developments, wars, and cultural conflicts. (Writing Intensive) (US)

4308. United States Urban and Immigration History (3). Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor. Explores the economic and political issues surrounding U.S. urban and immigration policy and how these policies affected the lives of “ordinary” men and women. (Writing Intensive) (US)

4309. United States and the Cold War (3). Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor. Examines the causes, course, and consequences of the Cold War between the U.S. and the Soviet Union. (Writing Intensive) (US)

4310. United States Foreign Relations Through Film (3). Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission of instructor. A study of major issues in modern U.S. foreign relations as presented and interpreted through film. (Writing Intensive) (US)

4311. The Nuclear Age (3). Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor. Examines the historical development of nuclear weaponry and power and their impact on twentieth century American politics, society, and culture. (Writing Intensive) (US)

4312. American Political Culture (3). Explores developments and transformations in Americans’ political attitudes, values, ideologies, and behaviors as expressed at various points in the nation’s history. (Writing Intensive) (US)

4317. The American Culture of Curiosity, 1800-1860 (3). Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor. Examines the creation of a mass culture which combined education and amusement in print and commerce between the Revolution and the Civil War. (Writing Intensive) (US)

4320. Monuments, Memory, and Commemoration (3). Explores within specific social and political contexts the ways in which societies remember heroes, villains, tragedies, and triumphs. (Writing Intensive) (US)

4323. Nature and Americans (3). Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor. History of the relationship between Americans and their land from prehistory to the present. (Writing Intensive) (US)

4324. History of Capitalism (3). Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor. Examines the development of modern business enterprise, firms and corporations, entrepreneurship, and the business-government relationship. (Writing Intensive) (US)

4325. Major Issues in U.S. Women’s History (3). Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor. In-depth study of the evolution of gender roles, women in literature, the suffrage movement, and modern feminism. (Writing Intensive) (US)

4326. A History of Sexuality in the United States (3). Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor. Examines the history of sexuality in the United States. Themes and topics include relations of power, sexual identities, commercialization of sex, courtship, marriage, and reproduction. (Writing Intensive) (US)

4328. Bad Girls in Early America (3). Explores the lives of disorderly women, including alleged witches, prostitutes, escaped slaves, cross-dressers, suffragists, and others who defied social expectations in early America. (Writing Intensive) (US)

4329. Race, Identity, and Citizenship in the United States (3). A research course that covers legal, political, and social definitions of racial identity and citizenship in the United States. Fulfills multicultural requirement. (Writing Intensive) (US)

4330. History of Lynching and Racial Violence in America (3). Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of the instructor. Explores the historical development and influence on society of lynching and racial violence in America. Fulfills multicultural requirement. (Writing Intensive) (US)

4335. The History of Hip Hop (3). Surveys the development of hip hop music in post-civil rights urban America to its emergence as a global phenomenon in the twenty-first century. Fulfills multicultural requirement. (Writing Intensive) (US)

4337. History of American Seapower (3). Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor. Examines history of the American Navy, organizational and technological development, evolution of strategic planning, and impact on foreign relations. (Writing Intensive) (US)

4338. History of “Small Wars” (3). A research seminar focusing on insurgencies involving both American and international forces. (Writing Intensive) (US)

4341. Ancient Greece (3). Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor. From the origins of classical Greek civilization to the Roman conquest. Tyranny and democracy, imperialism, the Hellenistic age. (Writing Intensive) (E)

4342. Ancient Rome (3). Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor. Imperialism and its consequences from the early Republic through the partial collapse of the Empire in the fifth century A.D.; Christianity and the Empire. (Writing Intensive) (E)

4343. Alexander the Great (3). Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor. A detailed study of the rise of ancient Macedonia, the reign of Alexander the Great, and the Hellenistic world. (Writing Intensive) (E)

4347. History of the Medieval Church (3). Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor. Origins of the Roman Church, the papacy, monasticism, scholastic and mystical theology, church-state relations, and the decline of medieval Christendom. (Writing Intensive) (E)

4348. The Renaissance (3). Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor. Cultural and political history of Italy, France, and England from 1300-1600; the “rebirth” of wisdom through art, architecture, literature, music, economics, and religion. (Writing Intensive) (E)

4349. The Protestant Reformation (3). Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor. Europe from 1517 to 1648. Religious revolt and the establishment of Protestantism; the age of religious wars; attempts at religious peace. (Writing Intensive) (E)

4350. European Urban History 1300 to 1800 (3). Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor. Explores social, economic, political, and cultural structures of Western European cities from the fourteenth to the eighteenth century. (Writing Intensive) (E)

4351. Origins of the British Empire to 1783 (3). Explores the origins of the British Empire in the early modern era. Topics include exploration, colonization, trade, encounters, and ideas of imperialism and empire-building. (Writing Intensive) (E)

4352. Witchcraft and Witch Hunting in the Early Modern Western World (3). Examines the evolution of beliefs in witchcraft and the persecution of alleged witches in Europe and European colonies in the Americas from 1300 to 1800. (Writing Intensive) (E)

4353. The French Revolution and Napoleon (3). Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor. The Old Regime and the Enlightenment. The Revolution and its drama, ideas, events, personalities, and complexities. Napoleon: heir, paladin, or liquidator of the Revolution? (Writing Intensive) (E)

4354. From Vampires to Death Tourism: The Dead in Europe since 1700 (3). Examines the different ways that Europeans have handled, represented, and thought about the dead in the early modern period. (Writing Intensive) (E)

4355. Let’s Talk Women; Let’s Talk War: Women and Conflict in 20th Century Europe (3). Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor. Examines the involvement and reactions of European women to situations of war and revolution in the twentieth century. (WS 4355) (Writing Intensive) (E)

4360. Germany Since 1945: A Divided Nation Confronts Its Past (3). Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor. A comparative study of capitalism and communism in West and East Germany emphasizing problems of national unity and efforts to atone for Nazi crimes. (Writing Intensive) (E)

4363. Emergence of New Nations in Latin America (3). Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor. This nineteenth century course covers the formation of political systems, challenges to social stability, abolition of slavery, and relationship to North Atlantic world. (Writing Intensive) (AAL)

4365. Foundations of Contemporary Mexico (3). Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor. Examines major themes of post-nineteenth century Mexico and their political, social, and cultural relevance. (Writing Intensive) (AAL)

4370. Great Cities (3). Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor. Seminar on the history of a single major city, using it as a microcosm to study political, social, cultural, and intellectual development over time. May be repeated when topics vary. (Writing Intensive) (E)

4371. Race, Nation, and Identity (3). Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor. Nineteenth and twentieth century concepts of difference as construed by race, nation, and identity. (Writing Intensive) (E)

4372. History of Comparative Genocide (3). Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor. Examines the history of the term “genocide” and analyzes modern and contemporary examples of mass exterminations. (Writing Intensive) (E)

4373. Tudor-Stuart England, 1450-1688 (3). Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor. Deals with enormous and seminal changes religious, political, constitutional, intellectual, and geographical that took place in England from 1450 to 1688. (Writing Intensive) (E)

4375. Social and Cultural History of Europe, 1800 to the Present (3). Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor. Modernization, industrialization, urbanization, gender, household, new professions, old occupations, and labor unrest. Bourgeois and working-class culture, avant-garde and masses, war, genocide, Europe today. (Writing Intensive) (E)

4376. History of the Italian Mafia (3). Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor. Discusses the origins and development of the Mafia in the context of Italian politics, economy, and society in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. (Writing Intensive) (E)

4377. Twentieth Century Britain in Film (3). Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor. Examines the history of Britain and British entities in the twentieth century through the study of film. (Writing Intensive) (E)

4378. History of Italian Fascism (3). Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor. Examines the origins of Italian Fascism and its development from the 1920s through 1940s, including the topics of propaganda, race, imperialism, gender, and war. (Writing Intensive) (E)

4379. Revolutionary Russia (3). Examines Russia/USSR during its revolutionary period, ca. 1900-1950. Topics studied include the 1917 revolutions, civil war, NEP, Stalinism, terror, the Gulag and WWII. (Writing Intensive) (E)

4380. A History of Masculinity (3). Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor. Examines the history of masculinity and manhood in Great Britain and the United States since the mid-nineteenth century. (Writing Intensive) (US)

4381. Colonial Mexico and the Spanish Borderlands (3). Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor. Study of the Spanish conquest of Mexico and the evolution of the Spanish Empire in North America until Mexican independence in 1821. (Writing Intensive) (AAL)

4382. Walking the Line: The History of U.S.–Mexico Border Relations since 1836 (3). A research course that covers the social, political, and economic histories of specific borderland region between the United States and Mexico since 1836. Fulfills multicultural requirement. (Writing Intensive) (US)

4383. History of Central Asia (3). Explores the history of Central Asia from ancient nomadic empires to the present. Topics include nomadic pastoralism, Mongols, competing imperial-isms, everyday life, Islam, and politics. (Writing Intensive) (AAL)

4384. Global Buddhism (3). Examines the emergence and global diffusion of Buddha Dharma. Emphasizes innovations in doctrine and practice as Buddhism has spread globally. (Writing Intensive) (AAL)

4385. Global Islam: Past and Present (3). Examines Islam not only as a religion but also as a global phenomenon that helps shape the lives of people globally. Fulfills multicultural requirement. (Writing Intensive) (AAL)

4386. Slavery in Africa (3). Explores the history of slavery in Africa, addressing varying definitions of slavery. Emphasizes West African slave kingdoms. Fulfills multicultural requirement. (Writing Intensive) (AAL)

4391. Modern South Africa (3). Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor. Description and analysis of the social, economic, and political development of South African society, focusing on the struggle against apartheid. (Writing Intensive) (AAL)

4392. Modern South Asia (3). Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor. Social, economic and political history of India and Pakistan from Mughal Empire to present, including the British Empire, partition and independence. (Writing Intensive) (AAL)

4393. Modern China (3). Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor. Chinese history from late Ming and early Qing period (seventeenth century) until contemporary times. Emphasis on social, cultural, and political history. (Writing Intensive) (AAL)

4394. Modern Japan (3). Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor. Social, cultural, political, and economic history of Japan (seventeenth to twentieth century). Focus on merchant culture, Tokugawa times, civic training of Meiji period, militarism, postwar period. (Writing Intensive) (AAL)

4395. Modern Vietnam (3). Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor. Covers the social, political, and cultural history of Vietnam, beginning with the emergence of frontier society in the sixteenth century and concluding with the Vietnamese diaspora. (Writing Intensive) (AAL)

4396. Studies Abroad in Southeast Asia (6). Students have the opportunity to travel to Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, and Thailand and to participate in cultural exchanges with government leaders, students, and Vietnamese veterans. (Writing Intensive) (AAL)

4397. Readings and Research in History (3). Prerequisite: Senior standing and consent of instructor. An independent study course involving in-depth reading and intensive historical writing. May be repeated for credit. (Writing Intensive)

4398. Senior Seminar in History (3). Prerequisite: Senior standing or completion of 18 hours in history. An intensive study in historical methodology, document analysis, retrieval and collection of data, and synthesis into well-written history. May be repeated once for credit. (Writing Intensive)Back to Top

 

5000 Level Courses

5101. Teaching of History in College (1). An observation-and-advice course rather than a seminar. Concerned with supervision of teaching assistants: classroom visitation, judgment on performances, and advice and assistance to individual instructors.

5303. Oral History Methodology (3). Offers materials on the theory and methods for the collection and analysis of oral histories uses in reconstructing US, European, and non-Western history.

5304. The Nature of History (3). Introduces graduate students to the development of historical thinking, the historical profession, critical theory, methodologies, and research skills.

5305. Historiography of European History (3). Introduction to the themes and approaches that have been influential in the historical profession and in the study of European history.

5306. Recent Interpretations of American History (3). A survey of recent major works discussing chronological periods and topics in American history. Required of some master’s and doctoral students.

5308. Historical Studies of Religion (3). A survey of scholarly attempts to understand the history of religion emphasizing historiographical achievements and methods.

5310. Studies in American Cultural and Intellectual History (3). Examines the intersection of intellectual and cultural history at various periods in American history. May be repeated once for credit when topics vary.

5314. Studies in Post-1945 United States History (3). Special topics examining the social, cultural, and political history of the United States since the end of World War II. May be repeated for credit.

5315. Studies in Texas History (3). Topics vary with interests and needs of each class; emphasis on Spanish heritage, Texas Revolution, Republic, political, economic, and social developments, ethnic groups.

5316. Studies in Southern History (3). An analysis of the major issues and controversies of the South with emphasis on the period from the American Revolution to the present.

5317. Studies in Frontier and Western American History (3). An examination of selected areas with emphasis on exploration, settlement, Anglo-American expansion, foreign and Indian conflicts, life-ways, and resulting changes in American institutions.

5318. Studies in History and Memory (3). A study of the theories and methodology used in the sub-field of history and memory.

5319. Studies in Native-American History (3). A reading seminar on the literature of Native-American history and the Native Americans of the plains and the southwest.

5320. Studies in the Atlantic World (3). Explores a series of problems in the developing field of Atlantic history. May be repeated once for credit when topics vary.

5322. Studies in United States Diplomatic History (3). American diplomacy and foreign policy with emphasis on either pre-1900 or post-1900 periods. Stress on the literature of United States diplomatic history.

5323. Studies in the History of Science and Technology (3). Topics vary to include twentieth-century American science, the industrial revolution, and the social relations of science and technology.

5324. Studies in American Religious History (3). A survey of recent major works covering the social, political, and cultural implications of American religious history. Topics may vary.

5325. Studies in American Economic History (3). Historical analysis and interpretation of growth and change in the United States economy, with emphasis on ideas and institutions in business and agriculture.

5326. Studies in American Environmental History (3). A reading in American environmental and conservation historical literature from the Age of Discovery to the present environmental movement.

5327. Studies in United States Immigration and Urban History (3). Explores a series of problems in United States immigration and urban history since the mid-nineteenth century.

5328. Studies in U.S. Military History (3). A readings summary on military history with emphasis on development of institutions and national struggles.

5329. Studies in U.S. Sea Powers (3). A study of significant topics in American naval history with emphasis on institutional, organizational, and operational development from the American Revolution to the Gulf War.

5330. Studies in the Vietnam War (3). A study of political, military, economic and social issues resulting from American’s involvement in the Vietnam War.

5331. Studies in the Classics of Military History (3). A readings seminar to introduce the classic works of military strategists, theorists, tacticians, and historians.

5332. Studies Abroad in Southeast Asia (6). Students have the opportunity to travel to Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, and Thailand and to participate in cultural exchanges with government leaders, students, and Vietnamese veterans.

5333. Studies in African-American History (3). Studies of African influences, racial ideas, slavery, and post-emancipation efforts to achieve civil and political rights, education, economic opportunity and the creation of social institutions.

5334. Studies in Mexican-American History (3). An extensive reading program and sustained dialogue centering on Mexican-American history with emphasis on theoretical approaches and methods of historical inquiry.

5335. Studies in U.S. Labor (3). Examines trends and topics central to the history of U.S. labor and working-class studies.

5336. Studies in American Sexuality (3). Examines trends and topics central to the key debates in the history of American sexuality.

5337. Studies in Modern U.S. Women’s History (3). A survey of significant literature and analysis of problems related to the study of women in American history.

5338. Studies in American Social History (3). Reading, analysis, and critical reviews of pivotal works. Emphasis on varieties and impact of social history on topics such as family, community, race, gender, and work.

5339. Studies in Ancient Greek History (3). Studies of selected topics in the political or intellectual history of ancient Greece based upon a study of sources, in translation if advisable.

5340. Studies in Ancient Roman History (3). Studies of selected topics in the political or intellectual history of ancient Rome based upon a study of sources, in translation if advisable.

5341. Studies in Medieval History (3). Study of selected topics in the intellectual history of the early and high middle ages. Individual reports discussed in a seminar situation.

5342. Studies in Renaissance and Reformation History (3). Study of selected topics in the intellectual or religious history of the Renaissance or the Reformation. Individual reports discussed in a seminar situation.

5343. Studies in Russian History (3). Examines key topics and debates in the history of Russia and the Soviet Union. May be repeated once for credit when topics vary.

5344. Readings in European Nationalism (3). Takes a cross-disciplinary approach to the study of European nationalism. Emphasizes historians’ contribution to this field. May be repeated for credit.

5345. Studies in the History of Fascist and Related Right-Wing Movements in Europe (3). Examines individually and collectively themes of nationalism, anti-Semitism, militarism, and anti-Marxism, chiefly in the period 1918-1945.

5346. Studies in Modern European History (3). Examines the social, cultural, and political history of Europe from 1815 to the present.

5347. Studies in British History (3). An organized studies course covering selected topics in British history. Topics vary according to the students’ needs.

5348. Studies in Roman Law (3). Topics in the historical development of classical Roman law. Designed to meet the needs of both law and graduate students.

5350. Studies in African History (3). A survey of African history focusing on major problems of interpretation. Includes political, economic, religious, and cultural change; pre-colonial and colonial encounters.

5351. Slavery in a World Perspective (3). An examination of the main areas and epochs in which slavery institutions were central: Antiquity, Medieval Europe, Pre-Colonial Africa, the West Indies, and Southern U.S.

5353. Studies in the History of the U.S. Civil War (3). Introduces students to the key themes and debates in the history of the American Civil War.

5354. Studies in Modern Revolution (3). Explores the causes, courses, and consequences of revolutionary movements in the modern era.

5355. Studies in Colonial Latin American History (3). Explores the principal historical literature and interpretations for Colonial Spanish America from the conquest to independence.

5356. Studies in National Latin American History (3). Examines the history of the areas since independence with emphasis on modernization. Includes consideration of Latin America as a civilization while revealing unique characteristics of the individual countries.

5357. Studies in LGBT History (3). Explores the history of gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgender individuals in the United States from about 1600 to 1980.

5358. Islamic Reform, Revival, and Politics in the Middle East (3). Focuses on various Islamic reform and revival movements in the Middle East and their impact on society and politics.

5360. Studies in French History (3). Explores problems in the social, cultural, and political history of France since the seventeenth century. May be repeated.

5361. Studies in the History of Insurgency (3). A study of a type of warfare that has existed from the days of early civilizations. Topics will progress from Greece and Rome to Iraq.

5363. Women in Early America (3). Explores the history of women and gender in the United States from the sixteenth century to 1877.

5366. Studies in Religious History (3). Investigations of the development of religious institutions, the relationship between religion and society, and cross-cultural religious phenomena.

5367. Studies in U.S. Masculinity (3). Explores a series of problems in the history of U.S. masculinity from the eighteenth century to the present.

5368. The U.S. and the World (3). Explores the historiography of the U.S. and the world, considering the history of the U.S. in a world history context.

5369. Studies in U.S. Social Movements (3). Introduces students to the advanced study of U.S. social movements. Back to Top

 

6000 Level Courses

6000. Master’s Thesis (V1-6). Prerequisite: HIST 5304.

6301. Research Methods Seminar (3). Prerequisite: HIST 5304. Continues advanced examination of historical methods, emphasizing particular approaches to historical investigation and the writing of an ambitious piece of original work.

6304. Seminar in American History (3). A research course featuring formal papers on selected topics. Topics chosen in consultation with the instructor.

6305. Seminar in European History (3). Research seminar, with stress on methodology, types of research materials available in our library in European history, delivery of reports, and submission of an extensive term paper.

6307. Historiography of the World (3). Examines the major themes and interpretations of world history, emphasizing both the global past and methodological debates.

6311. Historiography of Early America (3). Examines the major themes and interpretations in sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth century North America.

6312. Historiography of 19th Century America (3). Examines the major themes and interpretations in nineteenth century American history.

6313. Historiography of 20th Century America (3). Examines the major themes and interpretations in twentieth century American history.

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7000 Level Course

7000. Research (V1-12). Back to Top

 

8000 Level Course

8000. Doctor's Dissertation (V1-12).Back to Top