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Undergraduate History Courses

HIST 1013 History of the United States, 1492-1865 (HIST 1301)
Political, economic, social, and cultural development through the Civil War.  3 lecture hours a week.  Credit: 3 hours

HIST 1023 History of the United States, 1865 to the Present (HIST 1302)
Political, economic, social, and cultural development since the Civil War; emphasis on foreign affairs.  Three lecture hours a week.  Credit: 3 hours.

HIST 2013 Survey of World Civilization to 1715
A survey of ancient and medieval culture and history and the beginning of the modern era.  Topics include the broad spectrum of human activity, the politics, wars, industry, economics, culture, intellectual thought, science, artistic creations, and the interrelationships both with other cultures and with a world environment.  Three lecture hours a week. Credit: 3 hours.

HIST 2023 Survey of World Civilization since 1715
A survey of modern culture and history as related to recent world developments.  Topics include the broad advances in human society, government, science, literature, philosophy, war and peace, industry, culture, intellectual thought, artistic creations, and the growth of first national and then world economic factors.  Emphasis on the myriad of interactions within world civilizations.  Three lecture hours a week.  Credit: 3 hours.

HIST 2093 Women as Citizens: Women and Community Activism (See GOV 2093 and WS 2093)
Interdisciplinary analysis of women’s roles in community building from the colonial period to the present and an examination of current grassroots activism in the United States and worldwide.  Emphasis on women leaders, interest groups, and movements impacting the political process.  Required community service internship.  Prerequisites: ENG 1013 and 1023; HIST 1013 and 1023 and either GOV 2013 or GOV 2023.  Three lecture hours a week.  Credit: 3 hours.

HIST 3023 American Frontier
Survey of westward expansion between European colonization and 1900.  Review of recognizable groups such as trappers, miners, Amerindians and of famous and infamous individuals.  Evolution of attitudes about the frontier and its influence on the national character.  Three lecture hours a week.  Credit: 3 hours.

HIST 3103 Colonial America
In-depth study of the period of national development between European colonization and 1790.  Emphasis is upon the cultural, religious, economic, and political aspects of the period and upon persons and groups associated with change and continuity in colonial America.  Three lecture hours a week.  Credit: 3 hours.

HIST 3213 History of Law and Justice
Historical examination of the origins of law and justice in western civilization beginning with the ancient cultures of Greece and Rome, medieval Europe, and the development of English common law with its particular attention to the influence of the English system of justice upon modern America.  Prerequisite: Three hours of History or permission of instructor.  Three lecture hours a week.  Credit: 3 hours.

HIST 3223 Social Studies
Historical review of key figures and events, civic responsibilities, and the relationship of government economics, and geography in Texas and the United States.  Three lecture hours a week.  Credit: 3 hours.

HIST 3433 History of England to 1714
The growth of England, along with Scotland, Wales, and Ireland, to 1714, her culture, parliamentary institutions, economy, the beginning of her empire, the major leaders and events, the creation of a civilization typically English, and the passage of her legacy to her empire in America, Africa, and the Pacific Asian circle.  Prerequisite: 6 hours of History.  Three lecture hours a week.  Credit: 3 hours.

HIST 3443 History of England since 1714
The development of English culture, the growth of democracy; her art and architecture, theatre, and intellectual strength; the development of the British Empire and its role in world affairs since 1714; her influence in the independence movements in Africa, Asia, and the South Pacific; and her major leaders, such as Winston Churchill, and their roles in the English speaking world with it cultural heritage. Prerequisite: 6 hours of History or consent of the instructor.  Three lecture hours a week.  Credit: 3 hours.

HIST 3713 The History of Texas
Spanish beginnings; Mexican years; revolution and the republic; statehood, Civil War, and Reconstruction; reform years; depression and war; economic, political, and social developments today.  Prerequisite: 3 hours of History.  Three lecture hours a week.  Credit: 3 hours.

HIST 3753 History of Mexico
Pre-Columbian Mexico; the Spanish Conquerors; evolution of colonial society; the movement for independence; 19th century efforts at modernization; the revolution: the military phase, 1910-1920; the revolution; contemporary Mexican-U.S. relations.  Three lecture hours a week.  Credit: 3 hours.

HIST 3763 History of Latin America
From colonial times to the present; the origins of a multiracial society; the institutions of empire; independence; national consolidation; problems of modernization and the movements for social revolution.  Special emphasis on Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Mexico.  Prerequisite: 6 hours of History or consent of instructor.  Three lecture hours a week.  Credit: 3 hours.

HIST 4011 Creating Australia: The Australian Frontier Experience
A brief survey of the formation of Australian culture, economics, and politics from European contact through World War I.  Emphasis is on the relationship between early free and convict British settlers and the aborigines, and the influence of the frontier in shaping Australian character.  One lecture hour a week.  Credit: 1 hour.

HIST 4013 History of Death and Dying
Cross-cultural and interdisciplinary perspective on the historical literature on death and dying, touching on the indigenous European, and African customs and beliefs, the development of these practices in the Americans, and the evolution of "American" death ways to the present.  Prerequisite: HIST 1013.  Three lecture hours a week.  Credit: 3 hours.

HIST 4021 The Commonwealth Today: Issues Facing Individual Nations within the Former British Empire
A brief overview of major internal conflicts facing various nations of the former British empire.  Significant issues, such as South African Apartheid, Indian religious conflicts and Hong Kong reversion to Chinese authority, will be discussed and evaluated.  The impact of the British imperial experience upon each of these areas will be considered.  One lecture hour a week.  Credit: 1 hour.

HIST 4023 Modern Historical Research
Introduction to appreciating history and its relevance to contemporary issues through the methods of historical research.  Focus on selecting a good topic, developing a hypothesis, creating a balanced bibliography, interpreting sources, understanding historiography, and evaluating the evidence in a final paper.  Prerequisites: HIST 1013 and 1023.  Three lecture hours a week.  Credit: 3 hours.

HIST 4073 Twentieth Century America to 1939
Political, social, economic, and cultural developments in the United States during the age of progressive reform, World War I, the 1920s, and the Great Depression.  Prerequisite: 3 hours of History.  Three lecture hours a week.  Credit: 3 hours.

HIST 4083 Twentieth Century America since 1939
American history since 1939.  World War II, the Cold War, and subsequent involvement in world affairs, domestic problems, and cultural changes.   Prerequisite: 3 hours of History.  Three lecture hours a week.  Credit: 3 hours.

HIST 4113 Civil War and Reconstruction
Intense reading and discussion of the Civil War and Reconstruction with a critical eye on various historians' opinions and viewpoints.  This course will not only give students an in-depth look at the Civil War and Reconstruction, but will teach students how to critically examine and compare historical writings.  Three lecture hours a week.  Credit: 3 hours.

HIST 4123 The Progressives
Students will gain an appreciation for the Progressive Era; its current issues along with preceding events that led up to this movement.  Issues discussed will include the philosophies of the Progressives in relation to the environment, war, race, and diversity.  Students will have a chance to reflect on how the Progressive movement impacted history and influenced our world today.  Three lecture hours a week.  Credit: 3 hours.

HIST 4133 Between the Wars
Detailed study of the two decades of American life between the Great War and World War II, including an overview of the major political, social, economic, and cultural themes of the 1920s and 1930s emphasizing the long term causes and effects of significant issue and events during this period.  Three lecture hours a week.  Credit: 3 hours.

HIST 4143 The Gilded Age
Intense reading and discussion of the Gilded Age with a critical eye on various historians' opinions and view points.  This course will not only give students anin-depth look at the Gilded Age, but will teach students how to critically examine and compare historical writings.  Three lecture hours a week.  Credit: 3 hours.

HIST 4233 Global Issues and Trends
A general survey of various nations, regions, and cultures.  The emphasis is on the modern period, the historical roots of significant issues, the impact of geography and religion, and the interactions of various ethnic and racial groups.  Three lecture hours a week.  Credit: 3 hours

HIST 4403 Religion in an Atlantic World, 1450-1776
Cross-cultural study of religious ideas and practice in colonial America from the pre-Columbian era through 1776; varied religious experiences of indigenous groups, Spanish, French, English, Dutch, and German colonists, and enslaved African Americans are compared and contrasted.  Three lecture hours a week.  Credit: 3 hours.

HIST 4413 The American Revolution
Social, cultural, economic, and political causes of the American war for independence, the military progress of the war, and its impact upon men, women, Loyalists, Patriots, Native-Americans, and African Americans.  Three lecture hours a week.  Credit: 3 hours.

HIST 4513 Europe Since 1914
The beginning of World War I; the impact of the war; the rise of a new Europe; the rise of Hitler and Mussolini; the culture and civilization of twentieth-century Europe; World War II; modern problems since 1945.  Prerequisite: 6 hours of History or consent of instructor.  Three lecture hours a week.  Credit: 3 hours.

HIST 4543 History of Russia
Origins of early Russian civilization, the cultural diversity of the original state of Russia and the surrounding areas which created an empire of “all the Russians,” the growth of the state, the czarist regimes, the Communist revolution, the growth of Red Russia, her role in world affairs, the overthrow of the Communist regime, the disintegration of the USSR, and the problems and promises of contemporary “Russia.”  Prerequisite: 6 hours of History or consent of instructor.  Three lecture hours a week.  Credit: 3 hours.

HIST 4553 History of France
The beginning of an early French culture, the Roman conquest, the cultural panorama of medieval France, growth of French monarchy, the Renaissance, the Age of Louis XIV, the Age of Reason, the French Revolution and Napoleon, modern France, Charles de Gaulle, and contemporary France and French culture in the world today.  Prerequisite: 6 hours of History or consent of instructor.  Three lecture hours a week.  Credit: 3 hours.

HIST 4613 The American Experience in Asia
The U.S. and specific East Asian nations’ relationships.  Historic experience of America in Japan, China, the Philippines, and South East Asia in developing better understanding of region’s place in the modern world.  Examination of nations’ religious, cultural, economic and political heritage.  Three lecture hours a week.  Credit: 3 hours

HIST 4663 European Cultural Heritage
Survey of the cultural highlights of Western Civilization and the ages which influenced them.  The social, political and religious circumstances and attitudes of people in various periods, and how these affected the great works of literature, art and music will be examined.  Three lecture hours a week. Credit: 3 hours.

HIST 4803 History Internship
Integrates practical experience with the student’s academic program through supervised work in an appropriate professional environment.  Prerequisite: Twelve hours of History, including 6 hours of advanced, and approval of internship director.  Credit: 3 hours.  May be repeated.

HIST 4806 History Internship
Integrates practical experience with the student’s academic program through supervised work in an appropriate professional environment.  Prerequisite: Twelve hours of History, including 6 hours of advanced, and approval of internship director.  Credit: 6 hours.  May be repeated.

HIST 4843 Senior Seminar
Capstone course for all history majors; focus on extensive readings and portfolio development including both verbal and written presentation of research findings.  Prerequisite: Fifteen hours of advanced history or consent of instructor.  Three seminar hours a week.  Credit: 3 hours.

HIST 4893 Medieval Europe
A general survey of medieval European society, culture, and economy from the 4th through the 15th centuries, focusing on topics such as the development of agriculture, the growth of commerce, the cultural influence of religion, the revival of learning, and the role of women.  Three lecture hours a week.  Credit: 3 hours.

HIST 4901 Selected Topics
Organized course with each section's title and content varying with specific subject matter and topic offered.  One lecture hour per week.  Credit 1 hour.

HIST 4903 Selected Topics
Organized course with each section’s title and content varying with specific subject matter and topic offered.  Three lecture hours a week.  Credit: 3 hours.

HIST 4911 Independent Study
Individual study of selected topics in history.  Prerequisites: 6 hours of History and junior standing, or consent of instructor or head of department.  Credit: 1 hour.

HIST 4913 Independent Study
Individual study of selected topics in history.  Prerequisites: 6 hours of History and junior standing, or consent of instructor or head of department.  Credit: 3 hours.

HIST 4953 Cooperative Education
Cooperative Work-study arrangement between the university and business, industry, or selected institutions appropriate to the History program.  The student will apply ideas learned in other courses to practical experience under cooperative supervision.  120 hours of work per semester for 3 hours of credit, 2 required papers.  Prerequisites: approval of academic advisor.  May be repeated. 

As well as the courses listed above, the History department also offers special topic courses ranging from Women in Texas History to Aviation, Space & Amercian Society.

 

 

 

 

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