John David Southard:
This course will analyze and evaluate U.S. involvement in Southeast Asia in the context of the larger Cold War, dissecting the roles of the Soviet Union, China, Laos, and Cambodia, as well as to come to terms with how the conflict influenced the postwar policies and actions of the aforementioned nations. In addition, the class will examine how historians have analyzed and evaluated American involvement in the war.
Eric Thomas Shuler
Medieval Europe. Knights and ladies, barbarians and saints—through a mosaic of perspectives, explore life in Europe during its formative years along with the rise of western Christianity.
Jeffrey Robert Young
This class will explore the history of Georgia from the 1730s into the 21st century. We will approach the political, religious, and economic trends that shaped the Georgia experience with an eye towards individual liberty as a defining theme in our state's history.
This seminar will examine the history of Georgia from the colonial period into the late 20th century. Exploring both primary sources and a range of monographs and articles, we will consider how the state's history fits into a number of larger historical debates about global markets, individual liberties, and the construction of regional identities.
R. Thomas Bobal
The 1960s were one of the most tumultuous and change-filled decades in American history. We will begin by examining the roots of these changes in the 1950s. We will then explore the Civil Rights movement, Women's Liberation, Chicanos, the American Indian Movement, Black Power, Hippies, the counterculture, the Gay Rights movement, the Anti-War Movement, and how they changed, and are still changing, the country.
Denise Z. Davidson
One of the most dramatic and influential events in world history, the French Revolution introduced many of the most significant political ideas still in use today and it continues to serve as a model for Revolution all over the globe. It also led to great bloodshed during the Terror and civil wars in France and then the Napoleonic wars that spread around Europe and the world. This course covers the major events of the Revolution in France, Haiti, and Europe and discusses the debates that have preoccupied historians as they have tried to make sense of this important transitional moment in French and world history.
Larry Benjamin Grubbs
HIST 3000 Introduction to Historical Research
Using the general subject of Biography as History and the specific theme of the life of John F. Kennedy and the Kennedy family, this course explores the use of primary and secondary sources and methods of historical analysis and argument.
HIST 4990 Research Seminar
Research by students will focus on critical issues in the life of John F. Kennedy or members of the Kennedy family.