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History Courses

Courses for Fall 2013

1305 United States History to 1877 (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: Enrollment in or completion of ENG 1301.
Traces the growth and development of the United States from Colonial origins through independence, the establishment of the republic, territorial expansion, Civil War and Reconstruction. (This course satisfies 3 of the 6 hours of American history mandated by the state of Texas.) (HIST 1301)


1306 United States History after 1877 (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: Enrollment in or completion of ENG 1301.
Traces the development and growth of the United States from the end of Reconstruction through industrializ ation, overseas expansion, global wars, the Great Depression and the post-World War II era. (This course satisfies 3 of the 6 hours of American history mandated by the state of Texas.) (HIST 1302)


2303 Texas History (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: Enrollment in or completion of ENG 1301.
Texas from pre-Colonial origins to the present. Emphasis on social, economic and ethnic influences that have shaped modern Texas. (This course satisfies 3 of the 6 hours of American history mandated by the state of Texas.) (HIST 2301)


2309 Ethnic Minorities in American History (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: Enrollment in or completion of ENG 1301.
Survey of American History with particular emphasis on ethnicity and immigration and the issues that vari ous minority groups faced in North America. Included among the gro ups discussed might be African Americans, Hispanic, Asian, Eur opean, and Native American. Topical issues include religious, cultur al, and political and economic considerations. (This c ourse satisfies 3 of the 6 hours of American history mandated by the state of Texas.) (HUMA 2319)


2315 Introduction to World History I (3-3-0)
This course is an overview of the development of the world’s major civilizations from the earliest ti mes through the European renaissance. The major focus will be on developments in the West, but societies in China, India, southwest Asia, and Africa will be examined too.


2316 Introduction to World History II (3-3-0)
A continuation of HIST 2315. This course examines the development of societies in and beyond Europe since the Protestant Reformation. Special emphasis is given to t he emergence of modern or developed forms of social, economic, and politic al organization and their spread across the globe after the mid-nineteenth century.


3304 The Vietnam War (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: HIST 1306 and 3 addit onal hours in history, junior standing, or consent of instructor.
This course discusses the background to one of the most divisive issues of 20th century America; explains why the United States enmeshed itself in this conflict and ho w it extricated itself. Diplomatic, political and social aspects of the war and its effect on the people of both countries.


3308 History of Mexico (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: 6 hours in history, junior standing, or consent of instructor.
Mexico from its Indian origins to its present position as a burgeoning American power. The influence of the nation’s cultural heritage and the reformist impulses of the 19th and 20th centuries.


3310 20th Century Russia (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: 6 hours in history, junior standing, or consent of instructor.
A study of the change and continuity in politics, literature and society in Russia and the former Soviet Union since 1890.


3312 Readings in Texas History (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: 6 hours in history, junior standing, or consent of instructor.
An interpretative study of significant social, cultural, political and economic issues in Spanish Texas, the Republic and statehood.


3317 Middle Eastern History (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: 6 hours in history, junior standing, or consent of instructor.
This course will trace the history of the Middle East from the time of the Prophet Mohammed, through the rise of Islam, the period of the Caliphates, the Crusades, the Ottoman Empire, the era of European imperialism, the birth of Israel, and modern Arab nationalism.

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3318 Latin American History (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: 6 hours in history and junior standing.
This course covers the history of Latin America from pre-Columbian civilizations, through the conquistadors, the colonial period, and the wars of independence. The primary focus of the course is the 19 th and 20th centuries.


3334 Britain and Its Empire, 1688-ca.1870 (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: 9 hours of history; junior standing or consent of instructor.
This survey covers the period between the Glorious Revolution, and the height of the British Empire. The course begins with analysis of the political, social, and ideological implication of a constitutional settlement and traces social, military, and economic developments that are associated with the profound changes in Britain over the span of two centuries. Key themes covered include the (1) nature of the British constitution and politics; (2) religion; (3) trade and the rise and fall of the first colonial system; (4) indus trial Britain; and (5) war, foreign policy and imperialism.


3335 Rome: Republic to Empire (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: 6 hours in history, junior standing, or consent of instructor. This course examines the political, military, social, and economic developments that transformed Rome from a republic to an empire. Key themes include Roman mythology, early settlement, Etruscans, expansion, relations with Italians and other foreign peoples, Carthage, the Gracchi, the Civil Wards and the Principate.


3340 History of Religion (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: 6 hours in history, junior standing, or consent of instructor. The course focuses on selected topics that illustrate the interactions of social, cultural, political, and religious forces in United States history.


3390 Historical Methods (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: 6 hours in history, junior standing, or consent of instructor.
This course is designed for his ory majors and minors to provide training in methods of historical research, historiography, and exposition. It will include library and archival research with emphasis on the use of primary and secondary sources and will culminate in a history research project or projects.


4305 History of the New South from 1865 (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: HIST 1306 and 3 additi onal hours in history, junior standing, or consent of instructor.
A history of the southern states from the beginning of Reconstruction to the present with emphasis on race, gender and class as the South copes with modernization. Special att ention is given to industrialization, urbanization and the Civil Rights Movement.


4306 The Age of Jefferson, 1763-1815 (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: HIST 1305 and 1306 or consent of instructor.
History of the United States from the beginning of the Revolution (1763) to the end of the War of 1812 (1815). Topics include the Revolution, creation of the federal c onstitution, the rise of the first political parties, and the era’s impact on class, gender, and race.


4340 Word War 1 I (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: Six hours of history courses; junior standing or approval of instructor This course will consider such topics as the war's causes; the principal events of the First World War; strategies and tactics used in the war; an ordinary soldier's life; women and the war; daily life on the home front; the Russian Revolution's effect on the war; the end of the war and the peace treaties; and the effect of the war on combatants.


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