Course Subject Hours
1133 Survey of American History to 1865 

General survey of American History from its European origins to 1865 (Required of all baccalaureate students.)

3(3-0)
1233 Survey of American History since 1865 

General survey of American History from 1865 to the present. (Required of all baccalaureate students.)

3(3-0)
1333 Survey of Western Civilization 

An examination of the traditions which contributed to the intellectual background of modern western society. The course spans the period beginning with the early civilization of Egypt and Mesopotamia through classical Greece and Rome to the western Middle Ages concluding with the Renaissance and Reformation and the dawn of the modern era.

3(3-0)
1433 Survey of Western Civilization

An examination of the traditions which have directly contributed to the formation of the intellectual and cultural structure of modern western society. The course begins with the Scientific Revolution and the emergence of modern nation states and examines the development of democratic movements and the Industrial Revolution continuing through the wars and disorders of the twentieth century.

3(3-0)
1353

World Civilizations to 1500 

This course is an introductory overview of the major events and trends in world civilization from the emergence of homo sapiens to c. 1500 CE.  It differs from Western surveys by also covering the history of peoples on the continents of Asia, Africa, and Central and South America.  This course assumes no prior knowledge.

3(3-0)
1453

World Civilizations since 1500 

This course is an introductory overview of the major events and trends in world civilization from c. 1500 CE to the present.  It differs from Western surveys by also covering the history of peoples on the continents of Asia, Africa, and Central and South America.  This course assumes no prior knowledge.

3(3-0)
2003

Australia and the World 

A transnational history of Australia, its place in the world, and its relationships with the British Empire, the United States, Greater Asia, and other international entities.  Major themes consider Australia's place in the global community, European and Aboriginal relations, the Outback in a global economy, and the Wild West in Australian popular culture.

3(3-0)
3003 Survey of Texas History 

Prerequisite(s): (History course for advanced undergraduates.) Six hours of American History.

This course examines Texas history from the time of discovery to the late twentieth century. Topics examined include the Spanish colonial period, Anglo colonization, the Texas Revolution, early statehood, the Civil War and Reconstruction, the cattleman's frontier, the oil industry, and modern Texas politics.

3(3-0)
3033 Natives and Newcomers: Colonial North America 

Prerequisite(s): (History course for advanced undergraduates.) Six hours of history or consent of the chair.

This course considers how exploration and colonization transformed North America from roughly 1500 to 1763.  As peoples, microbes, goods, and ideas circulated in this newly-connected world, European colonists, enslaved Africans, and indigenous peoples forged new cultures, reckoned with environmental changes, and adapted to the social and political realities of life in North America.

3(3-0)
3103 Medieval England 

Prerequisite(s): (History course for advanced undergraduates.) Six hours of history or consent of the chair.

A survey of the forces and events which dominated English development from the time of the Romans to the advent of the Tudors to the throne in 1485.  The course focuses on the constitutional development of England and discusses the contributions of the Anglo-Saxons and Normans as well as others.

3(3-0)
3113

American Indian History 

A survey of American Indian history that considers early migrations through European contact, relocation, acculturation, termination, self-determination, and the civil rights movement of the twentieth century.

3(3-0)
3123 Early Modern England 

Prerequisite(s): (History course for advanced undergraduates.) Six hours of history or consent of the chair.

A survey of English history during the reign of the Tudors and the Stuarts, from 1485 until the death of Queen Anne in 1714.  The course covers the English Reformation and the Elizabethan era, as well as the English Civil War and Glorious Revolution.

3(3-0)
3153

Modern Britain and the British Empire 

Prerequisite(s): (History course for advanced undergraduates.)  HIST 1233 and 1433 or consent of the chair.

A survey of British history and the history of the British Empire, from the creation of Great Britain with the Act of Union in 1710 to decolonization after World War Two.  Areas of focus include the Industrial Revolution, the development of parliamentary democracy, the world wars of the twentieth century, and the differing trajectories of empire both by century and region.

3(3-0)
3233 Greece, Rome, and the Mediterranean World 

Prerequisite(s): (History course for advanced undergraduates.) Six hours of history or consent of the chair.

This course surveys the major classical civilizations of Greece and Rome from their inception to their decline.  In examining these larger civilizations, this course also takes into consideration smaller peripheral states (such as that of the Phoenicians) located along the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, as well as the Arabic states (including the Persians and the Sassanids) that were often in conflict with both the Greeks and the Romans.

3(3-0)
3383

Popular Culture 

This course will explore the shifts in and significance of popular culture throughout the history of the United States.  Differing forms of popular culture and what each can reveal about the context of their development will be examined.  Topics ranging from vaudeville, radio, and film to sports, newspapers, comics, magazines, beauty, and advertising will be discussed.

3(3-0)
3503 Early Russia and Tsardom 

Prerequisite(s): (History course for advanced undergraduates.) Six hours of history or consent of the chair.

A survey of Russian history from earliest times to the peak of Romanov power and prestige.

3(3-0)
3513 The Modern Russian State and Empire 

Prerequisite(s): (History course for advanced undergraduates.) Six hours of history or the consent of chair.

Russian history from 1801 to the present. The crisis and collapse of autocracy, the revolutions, reaction, superpower status, and the decline and fall of empire are some of the major topics covered in this course.

3(3-0)
3833 Latin American History, Colonial Period 

Prerequisite(s): (History course for advanced undergraduates.) Six hours of history or consent of the chair.

This course investigates the Indian, White, and Black cultures which made up the ethnic and cultural diversity in Ibero-America. The discovery, conquest, and settlement of Ibero-America are covered in detail as are such institutions as the church, encomienda, and the military. The course concludes with a discussion of the impact of the reforms of Charles the Third as they affected Latin America and initiated the independence movement.

3(3-0)
3843 Latin American History, Republican Period-Nineteenth Century

Prerequisite(s): (History course for advanced undergraduates.) Six hours of history or consent of the chair.

This course traces the independence of Ibero-American Nations and explains the factionalization caused by the collapse of Spain's empire and the power struggles which resulted. Institutions such as caudillismo, the church, the military, and their impact are discussed as they developed during the nineteenth century.

3(3-0)
3853

Environmental History 

Prerequisite(s): (History course for advanced undergraduates.) Six hours of history or consent of the chair.

An introduction to the ever-evolving field of Environmental History, this course aims to explore the mutual influences man and nature had on one another.  It will encompass not only human impact on the environment and how nature influenced culture, but issues ranging from conservation and preservation to deforestation and pollution.  Among the myriad subjects covered are invasive species, extinction, soil conservation, national parks, and wilderness.

3(3-0)
3903

The Writing of History 

Prerequisite(s): (History course for advanced undergraduates.) Six hours of history or consent of the chair.

This course, required of all history majors who are not seeking teacher certification, is designed to further develop and refine the student's aptitude for historical investigation, analysis, and presentation.  Particular emphasis is placed on improving the student's ability to write history and conduct in-depth research at the undergraduate level, thus giving the student a strong foundation in the skills necessary for practicing the craft of history.

4003

Australia and the World 

A transnational history of Australia, its place in the world, and its relationships with the British Empire, the United States, Greater Asia, and other international entities.  Major themes consider Australia's place in the global community, European and Aboriginal relations, the Outback in a global economy, and the Wild West in Australian popular culture.  A research project that exhibits solid historical research and analysis is required.  May not be taken if student has received credit for HIST 2003.

3(3-0)
4013

History Practicum 

Prerequisite(s): Six hours of history or consent of the chair.

A course in which a student or a group of students completes a project in local, public, or archival history.  May be repeated for credit.

3(3-0)
4023 United States Diplomatic History, 1898-1989 

Prerequisite(s): (History course for advanced undergraduates.) Six hours of history or consent of the chair.

A study of United States diplomatic relations in the twentieth century, from the opening of the Spanish-American War to the conclusion of the Cold War. The course will survey the history of United States foreign policy, beginning with American emergence from a tradition of isolation to a position of world leadership and world power. Topics will include the diplomacy of both world wars, the policy of containment underlying the Korean and Vietnam conflicts, relations with the Soviet Union and China, United States-Latin American affairs, and American approaches to the Arab-Israeli conflict.

3(3-0)
4043 The Old South 

Prerequisite(s): (History course for advanced undergraduates.) Six hours of history or consent of the chair.

This course traces the growth of Southern culture; economics and politics from the establishment of the first Southern Colonies to the Civil War. Emphasis is placed upon such topics as social organization, slavery, secession, and the creation of the Confederacy--always relating developments in the South to events in the nation at large.

3(3-0)
4053 Civil War and Reconstruction 

Prerequisite(s): (History course for advanced undergraduates.) Six hours of history or consent of the chair.

The bitter sectional conflicts touched off by slavery and westward expansion provoked a mounting crisis in the 1850s--ending in the election of 1860. The course then turns to the battlefield and the question of why the South lost. It concludes with an examination of the attempt to reintegrate the South into the Union and the angry social and political clash which was precipitated.

3(3-0)
4063

Twentieth Century American West 

Prerequisite(s): Six hours of history or consent of the chair.

An examination of the history and development of the trans-Mississippi West from approximately 1890 to the present.  The course will consider major themes such as native and immigrant peoples, rural verses urban politics, economic growth and development, the environment, regionalism, and the West in popular culture.

3(3-0)
4073 The Era of Reform: Populism and Progressivism in America 

Prerequisite(s): (History course for advanced undergraduates.) Six hours of history or consent of the chair.

A study of the background and development of the agrarian reform movements of the late nineteenth century culminating in the rise and fall of the Populist party, the urban-industrial movements in America during the early twentieth century including municipal, general political, labor, child labor, social welfare, and other movements.

3(3-0)
4083 The Age of Washington and Jefferson 

Prerequisite(s): (History course for advanced undergraduates.) Six hours of history or consent of the chair.

Federalists and Jeffersonians struggled over the destiny of the young Republic--would it be a unitary, entrepreneurial nation, or an agrarian confederation? Complicating the battle were economic change, and the acquisition of the Louisiana territory, even as Europe began to threaten American commerce and ultimately the independence of the republic.

3(3-0)
4093 The Jacksonian Era 

Prerequisite(s): (History course for advanced undergraduates.) Six hours of history or consent of the chair.

Using Andrew Jackson as a symbol of his age, the course traces the acrimonious partisan conflict which gave birth to mass democracy and a new two-party system. This is related to such crucial issues as to the bank war, nullification, minority rights and the Mexican War, questions fostered by rapid industrialization, and the migration of pioneers to the Pacific.

3(3-0)
4133 Interwar America, 1918-1939

Prerequisite(s): Six hours of American history or consent of the chair.

A study of American life from the end of World War One to the end of World War Two with special emphasis upon the prosperity of the twenties, the Great Depression, the New Deal, and the domestic and foreign policy problems of the World War Two period.

3(3-0)
4143 The New South 

Prerequisite(s): Six hours of American history or consent of the chair.

The development of the New South from the legacy of the Civil War and Reconstruction. Southern politics, economics, cultural, and industrial development.

3(3-0)
4163 Contemporary America: From the End of World War Two to the Present 

Prerequisite(s): Six hours of American history or consent of the chair.

A study of American life and foreign policy trends since 1945 with special emphasis upon the major political, economic, and social changes which have affected the lives of all Americans.

3(3-0)
4173 History of Mexico 

Prerequisite(s): (History course for advanced undergraduates.) Six hours of history or consent of the chair.

A survey of Mexican history from Pre-Hispanic times to the present with emphasis on the National Period 1820-1967, which includes the age of Santa Anna, La Reforma, the Diaz Dictatorship, and the Revolution of 1910.

3(3-0)
4183 Latin America: Nationalism in the Twentieth Century

Prerequisite(s): (History course for advanced undergraduates.) Six hours of history or consent of the chair.

Course will emphasize Vargas in Brazil, Peron in Argentina, Castro in Cuba, Allenda in Chile, and such currently popular problems as those found in Central America.

3(3-0)
4203

Caribbean History 

Prerequisite(s): Six hours of history or consent of chair.

This course explores the history of Caribbean and its place in the world from ancient times to the modern era.  Paying close attention to teh diverse peoples who inhabited the region-including indigenous peoples, European powers, and enslaved Africans-it will consider the Caribbean as a center of globalization, especially since the early modern era when sugar production dominated the region.  Themes will include (but are not limited to) early migration to the Caribbean by native peoples, European colonization and subsequent imperial rivalries, the rise and fall of African slavery, the age of Revolutions, emancipation, independence, natural disasters, tourism, and legacy of colonial rule.

3(3-0)
4213 Europe in the Middle Ages

Prerequisite(s): (History course for advanced undergraduates.) Six hours of history or consent of the chair.

A study of the social, political, and intellectual traditions of western society as they developed after the Germanic invasions. Emphasis will be placed on the evolution of feudal society and its interaction with the community of the Christian church.

3(3-0)
4253 Renaissance and Reformation 

Prerequisite(s): (History course for advanced undergraduates.) Six hours of history or consent of the chair.

A study of the development of European society in the era of the Black Death, of overseas discoveries, of the Renaissance and Reformation. The emphasis of the course will be a topical study of Renaissance humanism and a detailed analysis of the impact of the Reformation on the doctrines and structure of western Christianity.

3(3-0)
4263

Modern France 

Prerequisite(s): Six hours of history or consent of the chair.

A study of French History from the sixteenth century to the end of the nineteenth century.  The course will focus on topics such as the Age of Louis the Fourteenth, Napoleon, and the Dreyfus Affair.

3(3-0)
4373

Modern Germany

Prerequisite(s): Six hours of history or consent of the chair.

This course details the development of Germany from a region of multiple independent states during the Reformation to a strong and united World Power by the end of the nineteenth century.  Highlights include The Thirty Years' War, Frederick the Great, Otto von Bismarck, and the roots of modern German nationalism.

3(3-0)
4433 Twentieth Century Europe

Prerequisite(s): (History course for advanced undergraduates.) Six hours of history or consent of the chair.

Development of Europe from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present with emphasis on developments since World War One.

3(3-0)
4523 Eastern Europe 

Prerequisite(s): (History course for advanced undergraduates.) Six hours of history or consent of the chair.

An examination of the various Eastern European countries, including the Balkans, from earliest times to the present. Particular emphasis on nineteenth and twentieth century social, political, economic, and religious trends and institutions. The course will also include a discussion of the collapse of communism and accompanying regional conflicts.

3(3-0)
4533 American Ideas 

Prerequisite(s): (History course for advanced undergraduates.) Six hours of history or the consent of the chair.

A survey of the major intellectual currents which have shaped American thought, including Puritanism, the Enlightenment, Romanticism, Transcendentalism, Utopian Idealism, Social Darwinism, and Pragmatism. This course traces the changing intellectual patterns which have characterized the development of American civilization.

3(3-0)
4543 History of the Middle East 

Prerequisite(s): (History course for advanced undergraduates.) Six hours of history or consent of the chair.

Includes a survey of pre-Islamic society, the rise and spread of Islam, the rise of the Ottoman and Safavid Empires, European Imperialism, and the contemporary Middle East.

3(3-0)
4553

The Age of the Vikings 

Prerequisite(s): (History course for advanced undergraduates.) Six hours of history or consent of the chair.

This course examines the Scandinavian peoples of Europe in the central Middle Ages.  Although traditional medieval history courses consider the Viking, Magyar, and Muslim invasions of the eighth and ninth centuries (beginning circa the year 750), conventional courses tend to overlook the Scandinavian countries themselves and their culture.

3(3-0)
4563

The Crusades 

Prerequisite(s): (History course for advanced undergraduates.)  Six hours of history or consent of the chair.

This course surveys the period of the "Crusades" from its inception in the late eleventh century, to its maturity in the twelfth and thirteenth century, and through its final demise in the later Middle Ages.  The examination of the development of the idea of crusade throughout these periods proves crucial to understanding the Crusades themselves, as the idea of crusade changed dramatically during each period.

3(3-0)
4613 The American West, 1803-1890 

Prerequisite(s): (History course for advanced undergraduates.) Six hours of history or consent of the chair.

This course surveys westward expansion from the Mississippi River to the Pacific. From Lewis and Clark to Wounded Knee, from the fur traders’ frontier to the farmers’ frontier, this course surveys the sweeping movement of the American people across the trans-Mississippi West.

3(3-0)
4643 United States-Latin American Relations 

Prerequisite(s): Six hours each of history and political science, and consent of the chair.

Survey of the relations of the United States with Latin America from independence to the present. The course keys on the Monroe Doctrine and United States policy from the Latin American perception of that policy. The course also covers in some detail United States relations with Argentina, Chile, Cuba, and Mexico.

3(3-0)
4653 United States Military History

Prerequisite(s): (History course for advanced undergraduates.) Six hours of history or consent of the chair.

An analysis of the actions of the armed forces in five major conflicts. Emphasis will be placed on tactical and strategic decision making, personalities, force structures, and the application of technological innovations to warfare. Conflicts to be studied are: The Revolution, The Civil War, World Wars One and Two, and Vietnam.

3(3-0)
4663 Everyday Life in Europe, 1500-1950 

Prerequisite(s): (History course for advanced undergraduates.) HIST 1133, 1233; 1333, 1433 or consent of instructor.

This course covers the social history of Europe from the Reformation era through World War Two. It examines how historical developments affected the lives of ordinary European men and women, including such areas as the life-cycle, material conditions, social issues and popular culture.

3(3-0)
4673 History of Women in the United States and Great Britain 

Prerequisite(s): (History course for advanced undergraduates.) HIST 1133, 1233; 1333, 1433 or consent of chair.

This course examines the lives of women in the United States and Great Britain from around 1600 to the present. Its central focus is how the factor of gender, along with other factors such as class and race, affected the historical experience of women.

3(3-0)
4933

Special Topics in History 

Prerequisite(s): (History course for advanced undergraduates.)

Subject varies.

3(3-0)
4953 Independent Study in History 

Prerequisite(s): (History course for advanced undergraduates.) Six hours of history or consent of the chair.

This is an undergraduate independent readings course available on a limited basis to advanced students.  Topics will be selected by the student and his/her advisor.

3(0-0)