History

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History - HIST

General education courses are marked with stars ().

1001 Western Civilization to 1500 (3) An honors course, HIST 1002, is also available. Ideas, trends, and institutions in western civilization from earliest times to the Reformation.

1002 HONORS: Western Civilization to 1500 (3) Same as HIST 1001, with special honors emphasis for qualified students. Supervised reading, discussion, research, and writing.

1003 Western Civilization Since 1500 (3) An honors course, HIST 1004, is also available. Development of western civilization from the Reformation to the present.

1004 HONORS: Western Civilization Since 1500 (3) Same as HIST 1003, with special honors emphasis for qualified students. Supervised reading, discussion, research, and writing.

1007 World History Since 1500 (3) Interactions among Asian, Middle Eastern, African, European, and American cultures in the modern era.

2001 The Ancient Near East and Greece (3) Development of institutions and thought in the earliest civilized societies of the Ancient Mediterranean from the beginning of civilization to the end of the Hellenistic Age.

2002 Rome: Republic and Empire (3) Development of the Roman state, society, and thought from the prehistory of Italy to St. Augustine.

2011 England: Roman Times through 1688 (3)

2012 Britain from 1689 to the Present (3)

2021 Modern Europe (3) Political, economic, and social developments and diplomacy from the Renaissance to 1848.

2022 Modern Europe (3) Political, economic, and social developments and diplomacy from 1848 to the present.

2023 The World Since 1960 (3) Major events since 1960 in the U.S., U.S.S.R., and selected nations of Europe, the Middle East, Latin America, Africa, and Asia; emphasis on social, economic, political, and national security issues.

2055 The United States to 1865 (3) An honors course, HIST 2056, is also available.

2056 HONORS: The United States (3) Same as HIST 2055, with special honors emphasis for qualified students.

2057 The United States from 1865 to the Present (3) An honors course, HIST 2058, is also available.

2058 HONORS: The United States (3) Same as HIST 2057, with special honors emphasis for qualified students.

2061 African-American History (3) Social, cultural, and economic role of African-Americans in the U.S. from 1619 to the present.

2075 German Civilization (3) See GERM 2075.

2085 Colonial Latin America (3) Colonial period emphasizing the European background, explorations, political and economic systems, and wars of independence.

2086 Latin America Since Independence (3) Latin American countries in the 19th and 20th centuries; search for political stability, economic and social progress, and international relations.

2095 East Asian Civilization to 1800 (3) Interdisciplinary and cultural approach to the civilization of East Asia, particularly China and Japan, from antiquity to early contacts with the West.

2096 East Asian Civilization Since 1800 (3) Modern Asian civilization; emphasis on contact with the West, and the rise of nationalism and communism.

2135 Introduction to Russian Culture and Civilization (3) See RUSS 2075.

2195 Topics in History (3) May be taken for a max. of 6 sem. hrs. of credit when topics vary.

3071 Louisiana (3) Political, economic, social, and cultural development.

3115 Introduction to Historical Method (3) Survey of different methods and perspectives used in the research and writing of history.

3117 Undergraduate Proseminar in World History (3) Prereq.: consent of instructor. Open to students with at least 6 sem. hrs. of credit in history and with an overall 3.00 gpa. May be taken for a max. of 9 hrs. of credit when topics vary. Supervised reading and research in an assigned field of historical study.

3118 Undergraduate Proseminar in European History (3) Prereq.: consent of instructor. Open to students with at least 6 sem. hrs. of credit in history and with an overall 3.00 gpa. May be taken for a max. of 9 hrs. of credit when topics vary. Supervised reading and research in an assigned field of historical study.

3119 Undergraduate Proseminar in United States History (3) Prereq.: consent of instructor. Open to students with at least 6 sem. hrs. of credit in history and with an overall 3.00 gpa. May be taken for a max. of 9 hrs. of credit when topics vary. Supervised reading and research in an assigned field of historical study.

4001 Greece of the City State (3) Political, social, and cultural evolution of the Greek world from the Bronze Age to the foundation of the Macedonian Empire of Alexander the Great; attention to growth of democratic institutions.

4003 The Roman Republic (3) The Roman state, culture, and society from the origin of the city to the dictatorship of Julius Caesar.

4004 Rome of the Caesars (3) The growth of absolute government, spread of Christianity, and other political, cultural, and social movements from the establishment of the Principate to the fall of the Western Empire.

4005 History of the Christian Church: 50-450 (3) See REL 4005.

4006 History of the Christian Church: 450-1350 (3) See REL 4006.

4007 The Early Middle Ages, 300-1100 (3) History of Europe from the decline of Rome to the 12th century; development of medieval society and institutions.

4008 The Later Middle Ages, 1100-1500 (3) History of Europe from the First Crusade to the discovery of America; developments in social and political institutions and intellectual life.

4009 The Renaissance (3) Italian society and thought from Dante to Machiavelli, with emphasis on the medieval foundations of Renaissance culture; northern Europe from the Hundred Years War to the Reformation, with emphasis on political and economic development.

4011 The Age of the Reformation (3) Also offered as REL 4011. Sixteenth century Europe with emphasis on Protestant and Catholic reform movements.

4012 History of Modern Christian Thought (3) See REL 4012.

4014 The Old Regime and the Enlightenment (3) Institutions of the Old Regime, with emphasis on the Enlightenment, 1660-1760.

4015 French Revolution and Napoleon (3) Background, constructive developments, and territorial changes resulting from wars of the period, with emphasis on Europe's emergence into a new era.

4016 19th Century Europe (3) The period 1815-1870.

4020 Modern Italy (3) Intellectual, economic, social, and political history of Italy from the Enlightenment to present; emphasis on national unification, Fascism, and World War II; post-war economic development and terrorism.

4021 France to 1770 (3) Cultural, political, economic, and social survey of France from earliest times to the pre-revolutionary period.

4022 France since 1770 (3) Cultural, political, economic, social, and intellectual survey of France from the pre-revolution to the present.

4023 Spain since 1469 (3) Political, economic, and social development from the marriage of Ferdinand and Isabella to the present.

4024 The Dutch Republic and Empire: 1500-1800 (3) Political, economic, social, and cultural history of one of the great powers of early modern Europe; emphasis on the Golden Age of Rembrant and Vermeer.

4025 Germany from the Reformation to Bismarck (3) German political, social, and cultural development from 1500 to 1890; the Thirty Years' War; the rise of Prussia; the nationalism of the 19th century.

4026 20th Century Germany (3) The states that have existed in Germany since 1890; the Wilhelminian Empire; the Weimar Republic; the Third Reich; and the Germany of today.

4029 Eastern Europe: 1700-1914 (3) Emphasis on the rise of nationalism in the 19th century.

4030 Eastern Europe: 1914-Present (3) Emphasis on the independent nation-states after World War I, impact of totalitarianism, and the current liberalization.

4031 The Balkans: 1453-1878 (3) Origins of the Balkan peoples, development of the Ottoman Empire, and rise of the autonomous Balkan nation-states.

4032 The Balkans: 1879-Present (3) Events leading up to and including World War I, problems of the inter-war period, World War II, and rise and decline of Communism in Southeastern Europe.

4033 Russia to 1861 (3) Kievan Rus, the Tsardom of Muscovy, and Imperial Russia to the emancipation of the serfs.

4034 Russia Since 1861 (3) Reaction and reform from 1861 to 1905; failure of parliamentary democracy amid war and revolution; Leninism and Stalinism; relaxation of totalitarian rule since Stalin's death.

4039, 4040 English Constitutional History (3,3) Origin and development of English legal institutions; their influence on American legal institutions.

4043 Tudor England (3) Political, economic, and cultural history of 16th century England.

4044 Stuart England (3) Period of transition from kings who would be absolutist, through the crisis of civil wars, to the beginnings of parliamentary dominance.

4045 18th Century Britain (3) Political, economic, social, and intellectual history from the accession of George I to the French Revolutionary Wars.

4046 19th Century Britain (3) Emphasis on the acquisition of Empire, emergence of industrial society, and the rise of Victorianism between 1780 and 1900.

4047 20th Century Britain (3) Intellectual, political, social, and economic developments since 1900, including the experience of total war, construction of the welfare state, imperial decline, and the significance of Thatcherism.

4048 Modern Irish History: 1600-Present (3) Development of communities and conflicts in Ireland from the Tudors to the European community; emphasis on cultural, political, and military affairs.

4049 The British Empire and Commonwealth (3) British Empire and development of the British Commonwealth of Nations.

4051 Colonial America: 1607-1763 (3) Political, economic, cultural, and military developments in the 13 colonies.

4052 The American Revolution, 1763-1789 (3) Political, intellectual, economic, and military developments in the formation of a permanent American union.

4053 The Age of Jefferson and Hamilton: 1789-1820 (3) Implementation of the Constitution, adoption of the Bill of Rights, formation of a political party system, and economic and social change.

4054 The Age of Jackson: 1820-1860 (3) Examination of democratization, economic transformation, party development, the reform movement, slavery, and the sectional crisis.

4055 Civil War (3) Also offered as MILS 4055. Secession; social and economic conditions, principal military campaigns.

4056 Reconstruction (3) Political, social, and economic changes in the South from 1865 to 1880.

4057 The Emergence of Modern America (3) Industrialization, party politics, and social life in the U.S. from 1870 to 1900.

4059 The American Teens and Twenties (3) From the inaugural of Woodrow Wilson to the Crash of 1929; Wilson and reform at home and revolution abroad; the Great War and its impact; the Jazz Age, its tension and its collapse.

4060 The Age of Roosevelt (3) From the inaugural of FDR to the surrender of Japan: the Great Depression and the New Deal; the thirties' search for an American culture; the road to Pearl Harbor; America in World War II, at home and abroad.

4061 Intellectual and Social History of the United States to 1865 (3) Ideas and their relationship to American society from the colonial period to the Civil War.

4062 Intellectual and Social History of the United States from 1865 to the Present (3) Ideas and their relationship to American society from the Civil War to the present.

4063 Diplomatic History of the United States to 1914 (3) American foreign policy from its colonial antecedents up to the eve of the First World War with a focus on commercial and territorial expansion.

4064 Diplomatic History of the United States, 1914 to the Present (3) Interpretations of American foreign policy in the 20th century; emphasis on public opinion and relationship of business investment to foreign policy.

4065 History of Contemporary America (3) History of America since 1945, focusing on domestic affairs.

4066 Military History of the United States (3) Also offered as MILS 4066. Military policy and campaigns, war economy, and organization of the armed forces.

4067 African-American History to 1876 (3) Life and history from 1619 to the end of Reconstruction; African background of African Americans.

4068 African-American History since 1876 (3) Life and history from the end of Reconstruction to the present; emphasis on the 20th century as an era of change.

4069 The American West in the 19th Century (3) Selected themes in the political, military, social, economic, and cultural history of the Trans-Mississippi West in the 19th century.

4070 The American West in the 20th Century (3) Selected themes in the political, social, economic, and cultural history of the Trans-Mississippi West in the 20th century.

4071 The Antebellum South (3) Economic, social, intellectual, and political development of the South to 1860.

4072 The New South (3) Political, economic, social, and intellectual history of the South since 1877.

4073 Louisiana to 1815 (3) Political, economic, and social development of early Louisiana.

4075 American Economic History to 1860 (3) Also offered as ECON 4075. American economic growth and development from the colonial period to 1860, including the railroad, slavery, technology, and nature of the industrial revolution; findings and method of the "new" or quantitative economic history.

4076 American Economic History: 1860 to the Present (3) Also offered as ECON 4076. American economic growth and development from 1860 to the present; economic impact of the Civil War, technological change, mechanization of agriculture, railroads, automobiles, war, the Great Depression, and multinational corporations; findings and method of the "new" or quantitative economic history.

4077 American Popular Culture (3) Examination of popular culture forms from 19th-century vaudeville to today's music videos; emphasis on development of mass media.

4078 Asian-American History (3) History of Asian peoples in the United States; topics including immigration, community development, cultural conflict, racism, and stereotypes.

4079 Women in American History (3) Survey of political, social, economic, and cultural development of American women from colonial times to present; topics include nineteenth century women's rights movement, woman suffrage, women in civil rights movement, birth control, the modern feminist movement, and southern women.

4081 The Caribbean: 1492-1830 (3) Nature of and changes in economic and political institutions after European colonization, international conflicts, and abolition of slavery, primarily in the Greater and Lesser Antilles.

4083 Mexico: The National Period (3) Political, economic, and social development since Independence.

4087 Mexico: The Colonial Period (3) Emphasis on events that gave rise to the socioeconomic and political problems of modern Mexico.

4089 Brazil: The National Period (3) Political, economic, social, and diplomatic developments from the early 19th century to the present.

4091 China to 1600 (3) History and civilization, including a survey of religion and philosophy, language and literature, art and archaeology, and popular culture.

4092 China since 1600 (3) Western impact on civilization and the processes of revolution and modernization during the past century.

4093 Pre-Modern Japan (3) Political and cultural history and civilization from the beginnings to the close of the Japanese middle ages.

4094 Modern Japan (3) From 1600 to the present; emphasis on historical and cultural roots of Japan's modernization in the late 19th century and quest for empire in the 20th century; cultural and intellectual developments in modern Japan.

4095 The Middle East to 1800 (3) Also offered as REL 4095. History and culture of the Arab people in the Middle East and the Maghrib from the pre-Islamic period to the end of the 18th century.

4096 The Modern Middle East (3) Also offered as REL 4096. Major problems of the Middle East and North Africa in the modern period; internal Arab social, economic, and intellectual developments; Muslim responses to European colonialism; modern Arab nationalism and political trends; Islamic reformist and revivalist movements; problem of Palestine.

4100 HONORS: Approaches to History (3) Open to students having 6 hrs. credit in history and to others with consent of instructor. Changing conceptions and methods of writing history in the European tradition from classical Greece to the present.

4105 Studies in Classical History (3) Selected periods and problems in Greek and Roman history; methods and materials of ancient scholarship.

4109 HONORS: Proseminar (3) Open to qualified honors students having 12 hrs. credit in history and consent of instructor. Candidates for the honors degree in history will select an honors thesis before the end of the semester. Supervised reading in an assigned field of historical study; discussion of historical methods and research.

4110 HONORS: Senior Thesis Research Seminar (3) Prereq.: HIST 4109. Open to honors students with consent of seminar director. Thesis writing under supervision of seminar director; oral examination upon completion of thesis; student will be examined by a committee of three or four faculty members on thesis content and on student's general field of historical interest.

4112 Modern European Intellectual History: the Enlightenment to 1850 (3) Modern thought in cultural, social, political contexts from Voltaire to Marx.

4113 Modern European Intellectual History Since 1850 (3) European thought affecting society in the industrial age; realism, psychoanalysis, existentialism, the information explosion.

4120 Russian Ideologies: 1840-1940 (3) Social and political ideologies in the context of autocracy, serfdom, industrialization, and revolution; evolution of Soviet Marxism.

4125 History of Ancient Israel (3) See REL 4125.

4126 The Russian Economy in the 20th Century (3) See ECON 4025.

4130 World War II (3) Also offered as MILS 4130. Global crisis of the 1930s; Axis and Allied strategies; major military campaigns; great power diplomacy; life on the homefronts; the Holocaust; espionage and resistance; the experience of combat; social, political, and scientific consequences.

4140 The Vietnam War (3) French colonial rule and Vietnamese nationalism; Ho Chi Minh and the war against the French (1946-54); the National Liberation Front (Vietcong); process of American involvement and disengagement; counter-insurgency and the air war; anti-war movement in the United States; reasons for failure of American policy; Vietnam since 1975; lessons and legacies for the U.S.

4151 Historical Archaeology (3) See ANTH 4018.

4161 Religion in the United States (3) Also offered as REL 4161. From the colonial period to the present; relation between changing religious beliefs and behavior of Americans and political, social, economic, and intellectual developments; Puritanism, revivalism, response to Darwinian evolution, social gospel, and civil religion.

4191 Religions of China and Japan (3) Also offered as REL 4191. Major religious traditions of East Asia; Confucianism, Taoism, Mahayana Buddhism, Shinto, and Chinese and Japanese folk religion; religion in the context of Chinese and Japanese cultural history.

4195 Special Studies in World History (3) Prereq.: consent of department. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.

4196 Special Studies in European History (3) Prereq.: consent of department. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.

4197 Special Studies in United States History (3) Prereq.: consent of department. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.

4901 Independent Study (3) Prereq.: open to advanced students of high academic standing by consent of department. Reading and research on selected topics.

4902 Independent Study (3) Prereq.: open to advanced students of high academic standing by consent of department. Reading and research on selected topics.

7902 Independent Study in History (3) May be taken for a max. of 9 sem. hrs. of credit.

7904 American Historiography and Criticism (3) American historical writing from the colonial period to the present.

7908 Introduction to Research in European History (3) History of historiographical theory and practice; current issues and debates; problems and methods of research.

7909 Research Seminar in European History (3) Sources, bibliography; reports on original research.

7915 Reading Seminar in Medieval Europe (3) V

7916 Reading Seminar in Renaissance and Reformation (3) V

7917 Reading Seminar in Early Modern Europe (3) V

7918 Reading Seminar in 18th Century Europe (3) V

7919 Reading Seminar in 19th Century Europe (3) V

7920 Reading Seminar in 20th Century Europe (3) V

7921 Reading Seminar in Special Topics in European History (3) V May be taken for a max. of 6 hrs. of credit when topics vary.

7922 Reading Seminar in European History to 1650 (3) May be taken for a max. of 9 hrs. of credit when topics vary.

7923 Reading Seminar in European History from 1500 (3) May be taken for a max. of 9 hrs. of credit when topics vary.

7930 Reading Seminar in British History (3) May be taken for a max. of 6 hrs. of credit when topics vary.

7951, 7952 Reading Seminar in American History from 1607 to 1865 (3,3) 7951 and 7952 must be taken together.

7955, 7956 Reading Seminar in American History from 1865 to the Present (3,3) 7955 and 7956 must be taken together.

7957 Research Seminar in American History (3) Introduction to research methods, sources, and bibliography; reports on original research.

7958 Research Seminar: Special Topics in American History (3) May be taken for a max. of 6 sem. hrs. of credit when topics vary. Reports on original research.

7959 Reading Seminar: Special Topics in American History (3) May be taken for a max. of 6 sem. hrs. of credit when topics vary.

7970 Reading Seminar in Comparative History (3) May be taken for a max. of 6 hrs. of credit when topics vary.

7981, 7982 Seminar in Latin American History (3,3) Sources and bibliography; reports on original research.

7983, 7984 Seminar in Latin American History (3,3) Sources and bibliography; reports on original research.

8000 Thesis Research (1-12 per sem.) "S"/"U" grading.

9000 Dissertation Research (1-12 per sem.) "S"/"U" grading.

 

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