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Courses in History

133 - U.S. History Survey, 1000-1877 - A comprehensive survey of American history from early explorations through Reconstruction. Meets Texas state requirements for all graduates.

134 - U.S. History Survey , 1877-present - Comprehensive survey of American history from the end of Reconstruction to the present. Meets Texas state requirements for all graduates.

151 - Western Civilization I - Political, social economic and cultural history of the West from prehistoric times to the Reformation.

152 -Western Civilization II - Political, social, economic and cultural history of the West from the Reformation to the 20th century.

Note: All courses above the 100-level have a prerequisite requirement of six hours of history.

210 - The Craft of History - Introduction to the historical profession, with emphasis on training in research methods and historical analysis. Also introduces career paths for historians, including teaching and public history. Required for majors, recommended for minors.

Note: All 300- and 400-level history courses require written work; however, to help students meet degree requirements, each semester the department will designate certain courses as Writing Enhanced Courses.

301 - U.S. Diplomatic History, 1776-1900 - Survey of U.S. diplomatic history from the era of the American Revolution through the Open Door Policy.

302 - U.S. Diplomatic History, 1900-Present - Survey of U.S. diplomatic history from the McKinley administration through the end of the Cold War.

303 - Global Diplomacy - Survey of the complexities of international relations since the end of World War II, including the rise and fall of the Cold War and the role of the Third World in global affairs.

304 - The Scientific Heritage of the Western World - Survey of the history of science from the Greeks and Romans to the late 20th century. Emphasis on the people, culture and concepts shaping the science of the Western world.

308 - Introduction to Public History - An introduction to the ways in which traditional academic history and public history complement and enrich one another. Addresses historical work in such areas as oral history, historical societies, editing projects, businesses, libraries, guest speakers, field trips, individual projects.

310 - Topics in U. S. Histroy - Titles and topics will vary. May be repeated with a change of topic.

312 - Topics in European History - Titles and topics will vary. May be repeated with a change of topic.

313 - Topics in World History - In-depth examination of ideas which have influenced world history, including topics in Middle Eastern history. May be repeated with change of topic.

314 - Women's History - survey of the history of women in Western culture, with an emphasis on America from colonial era to modern times.

318 - Ancient World - Survey of the civilizations of antiquity, including the ancient Near East , Greece and Rome.

319 - Middle Ages - Survey of the political, social, economic and cultural developments of European civilization from the classical period to the end of the Middle Ages.

320 - Modern East Asia - Survey of the history of China and Japan from the late 1800s through the 20th century . Emphasis on culture, modernization and revolutionary movements.

321 - World History - Introduction to the histories of Asia , Africa , Latin America and the Middle East, and of Western contact with their peoples and cultures.

324 - Renaissance and Reformation, 1350-1648 - Analysis of political, social, economic, and cultural developments in Europe during the Renaissance and Reformation.

325 Age of Absolutism, 1648-1789 Analysis of the great age of monarchy between the Thirty Years War and the French Revolution.

326 Age of Nationalism, 1815-1914 Study of the social, economic, and political changes that contributed to the spread of nationalism and of nation-building in Europe.

328 Contemporary Europe Analysis of Europe since World War I. Topics will include the breakdown of the peace settlement ending World War I, the impact of World War II on Europe, the rise and fall of the Cold War, decolonization, and recent developments.

330 European Popular Culture, 1500-1800 The traditions and beliefs of ordinary men and women, including popular religion, festivals, magic, violence, rebellions, and family life.

331 - History of Latin America, Ancient to 1830 - Survey of Mexico, Central America and South America from the pre-Columbian Indian civilizations through the Wars for Independence.

332 - History of Latin America, 1830-Present - Survey of Latin America from the Wars for Independence to the 20th century. Emphasis on the factors that have affected the region's economic and political development.

333 - History of Mexico - Survey of Mexico from the rise of Aztec civilization to the Mexican Revolution of the 20th century and its aftermath.

335 - History of Texas - survey of Texas history from 1600 to the present. Emphasis on Anglo-American colonization, the Revolution and the Republic, Reconstruction, Populism, the New Deal and the post-World War II era.

341 - History of England I - Survey of English history from primitive times to the end of the Middle Ages.

342 - History of England II - survey of English history from the end of the Middle Ages to the modern era.

343 - Colonial America - Study of the colonial foundations of British North America from the earliest beginnings to the end of the French and Indian War in 1763.

345 - American West - Examination of the American Westin the development of the American nation.

346 - American Indians - Study of the role of Indians in U.S. history, with special attention to frontier conflict, government policies and the long-term problems of Indians in American society.

347 - The Old South - A survey of the history of the American South from the Colonial era through the Civil War. The course places emphasis on the colonial South, slavery, sectionalism, the growth of Southern nationalism, the emergence of a unique Southern society, and the impact of the Civil War on the region.

348 - The New South - This course will explore the history of this unique region since the end of the Civil War through the present. It will examine political, economic, social, and cultural themes in an attempt to understand how and why the South developed such a unique character and history.

349 - African American History - Survey of African American history from 1619 to the present. Emphasis on the development of racial slavery, the politics of slavery, slave culture, free people of color, emancipation, Jim Crow, the Harlem Renaissance, the black experience in America since World War II, modern African American culture, the Civil Rights movement, the rise of Black Power ideology and current trends in African American studies.

350 - U.S. Military History - Survey of the evolution of American military doctrine and tactics from the Revolutionary era through the 20th century.

351 - Tsarist Russia - General overview of social, political and economic trends in Russia from the 18th century through the Revolution of 1917.

352 - 20th Century Russia - General overview of the political, economic and social trends in Russia and the Soviet Union from the reign of Nicholas II to the fall of communism.

412 - Studies in European History - In-depth, topical studies in European history. May be repeated once with change of topic.

414 - Studies in U.S. History - In-depth, topical studies in U.S. history. May be repeated once with change of topic.

416 - Studies in World History - In-depth, topical studies in World history. May be repeated with change of topic.

426 - French Revolution and Napoleon - Analysis of revolutionary change in France, from the collapse of the Old Regime through the birth of the republic and the rise and fall of Napoleon.

437 - American Environmental History - An examination of the historical relationships between Americans and their environment. Topics will include Native American land use patterns, environmental change after European contact, physical alteration of landscapes due to industrialization and urbanization, and the political implications of evolving environmental thought in the twentieth century.

440 - American Revolution - Study of the American Revolution through ratification of the Constitution.

443 - The Age of Jefferson & Jackson (1789-195) - The Federalist, Jeffersonian, Jacksonian and Mexican War eras.

445 - Civil War and Reconstruction (1850-1877) - Emphasis is on the causes of the war, the military aspects of the confrontation, and those facets of the period related to social life, politics,and economics.

448 - Gilded Age and Progressivism - A study of American political, social, and economic history from the Gilded Age through the Progressive Era (1877-1921).

449 United States in World War II An examination of the American military, economic, political, social, and diplomatic role in World War II.

450 America Between the World Wars A study of the social, political, and economic events between World Wars I and II.

451 America Since 1945 Study of post-1945 America, with an emphasis upon the impact of the Cold War, the 1950s Red Scare, the civil rights movement, youth subcultures, the Vietnam War, and current problems.

452 Vietnam War - Study of the Vietnam conflict from the 1940s through the 1970s, examining diplomatic, political, economic, and military issues. Emphasis on the US role, but with significant attention devoted to the Vietnamese and international dimensions of the conflict.

457 - Europe and World War I - Study of the background causes, military actions and the climatic results of the war.

459 - Nazi Germany - analysis of the political, military and social developments in Hitler's Third Reich, with a special emphasis upon personalities, Nazi ideology and the Holocaust.

470 – Senior Seminar - Course designed to refine the research and writing skills of undergraduate history majors, giving them the opportunity to complete a research project based on the use of primary documents. Required of all undergraduate history majors.

475 - Advanced Independent Studies - Individual instruction, conference and research for advanced students. Consent of department chairperson is required. 1-3 hours credit.

476 - Advanced Independent Studies - Individual instruction, conference and research for advanced students. Consent of department chairperson is required. 1-3 hours credit.

530 - Historiography - (A) American (b) European. A survey of the literature of history; intensive studies of the style and philosophy of leading historians; the nature and extent of material for writing history. (Required for graduate degree.)

531 - Historical Research, Writing and Editing - Introduction to basic historical research and writing, and information literacy useful for history. Includes lectures, readings and work within ongoing projects. (May be repeated once with change of topic.)

535 - Introduction to Public History - An exploration of the ways in which traditional academic history and public history complement and enrich one another. An introduction to the theory and practice of interpreting history for the public in such areas as historical societies, editing projects, business, libraries, historic preservation projects, museums and archives.

536 - Topics in Public History - Topical studies in various aspects of Public History: historic preservation, cultural resource management, local and family history. (May be repeated with change of topic.)

541 - The Western Heritage: Ancient and Medieval - (A) Research and readings on the ancient Near East, Greece and Rome. (B) Research and readings in medieval history from the fall of Rome to the end of the area. (May be repeated once with change of topic.)

542 - Early Modern Europe - Research and readings on modern Europe from the Renaissance through post-Napoleonic Europe. (May be repeated once with change of topic.)

543 - Recent European History - (A) Research and readings on Europe in the 19th century. (B) Research and readings on Europe in the 20th century. (May be repeated once with change of topic.)

544 - British Studies - Research and readings on major topics and areas of British history. (May be repeated once with change of topic.)

546 - Topics in European History - Topical studies in European military, social, cultural, scientific or economic history. (May be repeated once with change of topic.)

547 - Topics in American History - Topical studies in American science, or American military, social, cultural, or economic history. (May be repeated once with change of topic.)

551 Colonial and Revolutionary America - Research and readings in selected topics in the colonial period and the Revolutionary era. (May be repeated once with change of topic.)

552 Nineteenth-Century America Research and readings in the period from the Revolutionary War to the Progressive Era. (May be repeated once with change of topic.)

553 - Recent American History - Research and readings in the period from the Gilded Age to the present. (May be repeated once with change of topic).

561 - History of the American Civil War, 1850-1856 - Special topics in Federal and Confederate affairs, civilian and military, foreign and domestic. (May be repeated once with change of topic.)

565 - History of Texas - Research and readings on the history of Texas. (May be repeated once with change of topic.)

566 World History Research and readings in the histories of Asia, Africa, Latin America, Australia, or the Middle East. (May be repeated once with change of topic.)

567 Topics in World History Topical studies in the military, social, cultural, scientific, or economic history of Asia, Africa, Latin America, Australia, or the Middle East. (May be repeated once with change of topic.)

570 Collections Management Introduction to the broad fields of museum and archival work from the history of both areas to issues of theory and practice, to the development, care, and use of collections. Staffing and management concerns, educational and exhibition development, and the social, economic, and political trends that shape collections. Resources in the archival collections in the Steen Library and Stone Fort Museum on campus. (May be repeated with change of topic.)

575 - Advanced Graduate Studies - Individual instruction. Conference and research. Available subjects: American, European and Latin American history. (May be repeated once under different topics.) Consent of the advisor required.

576 - Advanced Graduate Studies - Same as 575 but in a different topic.

578 - Seminar - May be repeated.

580 - The Teaching of History - An intensive study of the methods and techniques in the teaching of history.

581 Seminar in Public History Research and Readings in various aspects of public history. Various topics including corporate histories, family histories, historical surveys, museums or anniversary exhibitions. (May be repeated once with change of topic.)

582 - Internship in Public History - 3-6 semester hours, 6-12 hours per week in some aspect of public history, including museum, editorial, archival or historical preservation work. Department approval required.

583 – Practicum in Public History – An opportunity to enhance professional growth through integration of theory with planned, supervised, and practical work experience. (May be repeated once with change of topic.)

590* - Thesis Writing - Writing of the thesis. Prerequisite: History 589 and consent of the advisor required.

* A student must register for 589 and/or 590 each semester or summer session until the thesis is completed. However, a student may not register the first time for 590 until the thesis prospectus has been approved.

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