History (HIST)

Courses

HIST 1313 U.S. to 1876: 3 semester hours.

This course covers American development from the era of discovery to the close of the Civil War. This course includes modules on the following topics: the colonial era; the young republic; westward expansion; and sectionalism; Civil War, and Reconstruction.
Prerequisites: RDNG 0131.

HIST 1323 U.S. 1876 to Present: 3 semester hours.

Surveys modern American development: the industrial nation and its problems; expansionist and muckraker; the First Crusade, Normalcy and Reaction, Depression, and the New Deal; and the Second World War and after. Lectures, special readings, discussion, supervised study, and tests.

HIST 1333 History of Texas: 3 semester hours.

Survey of Texas starting from Spanish colonization to the present. Emphasis will be placed on contributions made to the state of Texas by various ethnic groups.

HIST 1343 Intro to Historical Methods: 3 semester hours.

This course is designed to introduce students majoring in History and American studies to methodological developments in the historical profession, with emphasis on twentieth century advances.

HIST 1813 World Civilization to 1500: 3 semester hours.

Survey of the ancient world from the dawn of civilization in Egypt, Mesopotamia, China, India and Mesoamerica through the Middle Ages in Europe. Attention is given to political, social and economic institutions as well as art, literature and religion.

HIST 1823 World Civilization since 1500: 3 semester hours.

Survey of key developments in Western and non-Western civilizations from the Renaissance to the present. Special emphasis is placed on religious conflict, militarism, intellectual and political revolutions, formation of modem nation-states, post-colonialism, and the end of the Cold War.

HIST 2203 Military History: 3 semester hours.

Military History - Past Wars, conflicts and study of war heroes.

HIST 2313 The U S -1492 to 1832: 3 semester hours.

American development from the period of discovery to the close of Jackson's Presidency. This includes the colonial era, the American Revolution, and the Constitution, the growth of democracy in the young republic, and the conflict between sections that produced national crisis. Lectures, discussions, special maps, and written reports. Offered first semester yearly.

HIST 2323 The U S 1837 to 1898: 3 semester hours.

Surveys period of bourgeois revolution and the rise of group democracy in America by examining the rise of common man, slavery-abolition-sectional imperialism, popular sovereignty-the last formula, the irrepressible conflict and the new nation, and the problems of industrialism. Also covers postwar industry, labor, and agricultural. Lectures, discussions, special maps and written reports.
Prerequisites: HIST 2313.

HIST 2413 Pre-Colonial African History: 3 semester hours.

Study of African history before the arrival of the Europeans which examines the growth and evolution of political, social, and economic institutions of various African countries. Special attention will be given to the western portion of Africa (Ghana, Mali, and Songhay) and areas south of the Sahara.

HIST 2423 Post-Colonial African History: 3 semester hours.

Survey of African History since the end of WWII; events and issues leading up to independence; efforts at nation-building; problems of political instability and economic development.

HIST 2433 Colonial Latin American and Caribbean History: 3 semester hours.

This course provides students with an understanding of the historical experience of the region from first contact with Europeans through the wars of independence.

HIST 2613 African History: 3 semester hours.

This course is a systematic study of African History. It looks at the forces impacting the growth and evolution of the political, social, and economic institutions of various countries of Africa, with a concentration on the western portion of Africa (Ghana, Melle, and Songhay region), south of the Sahara.

HIST 3223 Women in History: 3 semester hours.

A survey of selected issues related to the historical status of women in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas, with emphasis on African-American women in the United States since slavery.

HIST 3233 Study in American History: 3 semester hours.

This course will present a detailed examination of American history. Students will have to deal with the myriad issues which flow from questions of nationality, ethnicity, race, class, and gender in the midst of an industrializing nation with innumerable bourgeoning political, economic, social, and cultural institutions.

HIST 3323 Contemporary United States: 3 semester hours.

Analysis of the emergence of the United States as a modern nation and examination of the changing United States' social, political, economic, cultural and diplomatic scene with emphasis on the progressive trends, 1900 - Present.

HIST 3913 American Historiography: 3 semester hours.

Survey of the writing of American history, with emphasis on social-intellectual motivation and historical theory. Representative historical literature of the following periods will be examined: colonial and revolutionary; the "Middle Period," literary and romantic; and modern and contemporary. Lectures, discussions, independent study, and special reports.

HIST 3993 Independent Study: 1-3 semester hour.

Readings, research, and/or field work on selected topics.

HIST 4213 African American History to 1865: 3 semester hours.

Analysis of the experiences of African Americans from colonial time to the end of the Civil War.

HIST 4223 African American History 1865-Present: 3 semester hours.

Traces the social, economic, cultural, and political activities of African Americans from Reconstruction through the Civil Rights movement.

HIST 4313 Foreign Relations: 3 semester hours.

Diplomatic history of the United States covering: the colonial background and the emergence of the cardinal principles of American foreign policy and its mechanics through the revolutionary and early national periods, the New Nationalism, Manifest Destiny and Westward Expansion, Civil War diplomacy, and projections abroad. Lectures, book reports, forums, and research projects.

HIST 4323 Diplomatic History of the U.S.: 3 semester hours.

A topical survey of United States diplomacy covering: the New Manifest Destiny, and the extension of the nation's commitments, the Great Crusade and after, the United States, the Second World War, and post-war diplomacy. Lectures, book reports, forums, and research projects.

HIST 4443 Special Topics: 3 semester hours.

This course will focus on specific historical topics that the professor deems appropriate and student's desire. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.

HIST 4903 Senior Seminar: 3 semester hours.

Advanced training in historical methods and historiography designed to measure student's understanding and mastery of the discipline.

HIST 4993 Independent Study: 3 semester hours.

Readings, research, and/or field work on selected topics.

HIST 5213 Afro-American History: 3 semester hours.

This course emphasizes the importance of the black contribution to America's history. In examining that history, the course investigates the stereotyped views that have been handed down from one generation to the next, slanted accounts of black experience, apathy of many blacks and prejudices of many whites.

HIST 5313 American Revolution and the Constitution: 3 semester hours.

An examination of scholarly research into the American Revolution that regards certain aspects of the Revolution as "clinical phenomena" in the development of revolutions in general; ideological background, actionists and vigilantes, the fall of Tory rule, the internal revolution, subsidence of the fever, and the Neuer Ordnung.

HIST 5323 Sectionalism and Civil War: 3 semester hours.

Regional hypothesis; socioeconomic regionalism; government, politics, and the regional compromise in the middle period; important issues and men; Reconstruction and the new nation.

HIST 5353 Economic History: 3 semester hours.

Historical review of the development of agriculture, commerce, industry, and business from colonial times to the present; social and economic forces in American society with attention to the present; social and economic forces in American society with attention to various mass movements; industrialization for the country and the necessity for governmental regulations; historical interpretation of trade unions, employers' associations, and cooperatives.

HIST 5363 Contemporary United States: 3 semester hours.

Twentieth century American development: America comes of age; the quest for social justice; the Great Crusade (World War I): postwar normalcy and reaction; democracy in transition-the New Deal; and American leadership in the United Nations.

HIST 5383 American Foreign Relations: 3 semester hours.

The United States and its relationships with Latin America and the rest of the world. Public opinion and the economy.

HIST 5923 Tools of Scientific History: 3 semester hours.

History and its relationship to the social sciences; the subject, collection and classification of sources; the criticism of data; exposition or the presentation of historical evidence.

HIST 5993 Independent Study: 3 semester hours.

Readings, research, and/or field work on selected topics.