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Below is a list of undergraduate courses offered through the History Department. While some courses are offered more or less frequently, please keep the following in mind when planning your course of study. Links to courses offered by semester can be found on this page under “Related Links.” Refer to GoSolar for the most current listing of courses for upcoming semesters.

  • 3000-level courses are typically offered every other semester.
  • 4000-level courses are usually offered every 2-3 years.
  • History Critical Thinking Through Writing Courses (CTW) include Hist 3000 (Introduction to Historical Studies) and Hist 4990 (Historical Research), and are offered every semester.
  • Hist 4990 requires authorization to register. Please contact Dr. Larry Grubbs for authorizations.

HIST 1111 SURVEY OF WORLD HIST TO 1500
Credit Hour(s): 3.0
Survey of World History to 1500.A survey of world history to early modern times.

HIST 1112 SUR OF WORLD HIST SINCE 1500
Credit Hour(s): 3.0
Survey of World History since 1500.A survey of world history from early modern times to the present.

HIST 1140 INTRO AFR & AFR-AMER HISTORY
Credit Hour(s): 3.0
Introduction to African and African-American History.(Same as AAS 1140.)African history and culture, the coming of Africans to the Americas, and the development of African-American culture.

HIST 2110 SURVEY OF U.S. HISTORY
Credit Hour(s): 3.0
Survey of United States History.A thematic survey of U.S. history to the present.

HIST 3000 INTRO TO HIST STUDIES-CTW
Credit Hour(s): 4.0
Introduction to Historical Studies-CTW. (History majors should take History 3000 as the first course among their upper-division selections.) The nature of historical knowledge and analysis, historical resources in Atlanta-area research libraries and archives, and exercises in historical writing and thinking. Serves as one of the two Critical Thinking Through Writing (CTW) courses required of all History majors.

HIST 3200 NORTH AMERICA BEFORE 1800
Credit Hour(s): 4.0
North America before 1800. Development of Native American cultures before European contact; cultural interactions among Native Americans, Africans, and Europeans during conquest and colonization; emergence of United States of America as dominant economic and political force in North America.

HIST 3210 U.S. IN THE 19TH CENTURY
Credit Hour(s): 4.0
United States in the Nineteenth Century. Major developments in United States history from 1800 to 1900, including the growth of political parties and the changing role of the presidency; sectionalism and the Civil War and Reconstruction; immigration, economic expansion, and the American response to industrialization; changes in American social classes and American life.

HIST 3220 U.S. IN THE 20TH CENTURY
Credit Hour(s): 4.0
United States in the Twentieth Century. Major developments in the United States from 1900 to the present.

HIST 3230 AMERICAN ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY
Credit Hour(s): 4.0
American Environmental History.History of interactions with the natural world from the 17th through the 20th century, focusing on the US and its global influence.Explores the history of nature's effects on culture and economy, the history of people's activities on their environments, conceptions of nature, and environmental politics. Topics include urban growth, pollution, colonialism, natural resource issues, the history of parks and wild lands, and global environmental problems.

HIST 3500 THE ANCIENT MEDITERRANEAN
Credit Hour(s): 4.0
The Ancient Mediterranean.(Same as MES 3110.)Political, cultural, religious, economic, and social developments of the Ancient Near East, Greece, and Rome and their influence on Western Civilization.

HIST 3505 WESTERN POLITICAL THOUGHT I
Credit Hour(s):
3.0
Classical and Early Modern Western Political Thought. (Same as Phil 3855 and PolS 3530.) A survey of the historical writings in political thought from Plato to Machiavelli. Special emphasis on the contributions these thinkers made to Western conceptions of democracy, equality, human nature, citizenship, etc., as well as the continuing relevance of the texts for explaining contemporary political phenomena. 3.000 credit hours.

HIST 3510 MEDIEVAL MEDITERRANEAN/ISLAM
Credit Hour(s): 4.0
Medieval Mediterranean/Islamic World.Overview of the history of the Medieval Mediterranean World, from the fall of the Roman Empire to the rise of the Atlantic World (500-1500). Topics will include the origins and spread of Islam, cross-cultural contacts around the Mediterranean, the Crusades, and the other examples of Islamic/Christian/Jewish interaction.

HIST 3515 NORTH AFRICA TO 1800
Credit Hour(s): 4.0
North Africa and the World to 1800.Political, economic, cultural and social history of North Africa and its interactions with the Mediterranean world, Sub-Saharan Africa and the broader world system.Examines the history of the Berbers alongside the history of Arab and European influences in the region from Roman times to 1800.

HIST 3520 EARLY MODERN EUROPE, 1500-1789
Credit Hour(s): 4.0
Early Modern Europe, 1500-1789. Transition from medieval to modern Europe; special attention to the Northern Renaissance, the Protestant and Catholic Reformations; the emergence of a competitive state system; the evolution of nation states; gender roles and the pre-industrial economy; and the conceptual revolution in science and philosophy.

HIST 3525 WESTERN POLITICAL THOUGHT II
Credit Hour(s):
3.0
Modern Western Political Thought. (Same as Phil 3540 and Phil 3855.) A survey of the historical writings in political thought from Hobbes to Marx. Special emphasis on the contributions these thinkers made to Western conceptions of democracy, equality, human nature, citizenship, etc., as well as the continuing relevance of the texts for explaining contemporary political phenomena. 3.000 credit hours.

HIST 3530 EUROPE SINCE 1789
Credit Hour(s): 4.0
Europe Since 1789. Society and politics since the age of enlightenment; special attention to revolution, reaction and reform; class, gender and industrial capitalism; imperialism and nationalism; democracy, fascism, and communism; economic integration: citizenship, immigration, and new social movements.

HIST 3600 THE CARIBBEAN WORLD
Credit Hour(s): 4.0
The Caribbean World. This undergraduate course introduces students to conceptual, comparative, and integrative issues of Caribbean History by exploring the colonial period, the eras of revolution and abolition in the nineteenth century, and nationalist movements and immigration in the 20th century. Students will examine how the comparative legacies of colonialism, slavery, abolition, indentured labor, and independence influenced the regions’ contemporary culture and society. Special emphasis will be placed on issues related to politics, race and gender relations, cultural and intellectual production of national identity, and immigration, particularly in Cuba, Haiti, and Jamaica. There are no prerequisites for this course.

HIST 3610 PACIFIC WORLD
Credit Hour(s): 4.0
Pacific World.Histories of pacific peoples and cultures from their early navigation and settlements to the colonial and postcolonial eras of the 19th and 20th centuries. We will develop an understanding of major themes in the historical analysis of Pacific History: migration and navigation of island peoples, cross cultural contracts, social organizations, ethnic Diasporas, ecological and biological crises, integration into Western colonial and global capitalist economies, nation building, struggles for sovereignty and identity, legacies of colonialism and tourism.

HIST 3620 ATLANTIC WORLD
Credit Hour(s): 4.0
The Atlantic World: Encounters, Empires, Diasporas, Revolutions. The Atlantic World as a space of cross-cultural contact, empire and nation-building, diasporas, and revolutions since the fifteenth century; transatlantic encounters in Africa, Europe, and the Americas; conquest, colonialism, and creolization; slavery, emancipation, and capitalism; indigenous survival, subaltern resistance, and popular religion; Atlantic world legacies in cultural and political identities.

HIST 3625 WAR IN EUR & AMER SINCE 1500
Credit Hour(s):
4.0
War in Europe and America Since 1500. Warfare and military institutions as they relate to social, economic, political, and technological developments.

HIST 3630 THE UNITED STATES & THE WORLD
Credit Hour(s): 4.0
The United States and the World. Examines the place of the United States in world history from pre-colonial times to the present, emphasizing that the world shaped the United States at least as much as the United States shaped the world. Topics include the Americans in the formation of the Atlantic and Pacific worlds, transatlantic revolutions and nation-building, slavery and the slave trade, settler colonialism and frontier expansionism, emancipation and modern state formation, industrialization and high imperialism, the world wars and the rise of the U.S. as a global hegemony, the Cold War and decolonization, and recent challenges to U.S. global power.

HIST 3640 PIRACY FROM ANCIENT TO MODERN
Credit Hour(s): 4.0
Piracy from Ancient to Modern Times. This course examines the history of piracy from the ancient Egyptians to present-day piracy off Somalia and the Straits of Malacca. Particular attention to the ?Golden Age of Piracy? in the West from 1640 to 1730 is complemented by the study of piracy in a range of times and places. This comparative approach presents piracy as a series of complex social, political, and economic interactions, asking how transformations in piracy reveal larger patterns of change and continuity in world history. The course also examines how the study of pirates and piracy as a contemporary cultural phenomenon in films and other media can help us to understand how modern and contemporary culture claims and re-presents history.

HIST 3660 20TH CENTURY WORLD HISTORY
Credit Hour(s): 4.0
20th Century World History. A global historical survey of the political, social, economic, and cultural events that defined and shaped the 20th century. Particular emphasis inludes European imperialism, First World War, rise of totalitarian regimes, Second World War, Cold War, decolonization and the rise of nation-states, genocides and civil wars, revolutions in Asia, Africa and Latin America, Middle East conflict, fall of the Soviet bloc, social and intellectual movements, scientific and technological breakthroughs, and globalization.

HIST 3665 HISTORY OF IDEAS ABOUT RACE
Credit Hour(s): 4.0
History of Ideas about Race.An interdisciplinary, comparative history of ideas about race, ethnicity, and human variation from the 17th century to the present, with emphasis on the social interactions, historical contexts, and social conflicts that produced those ideas. "Race" is primarily a Western historical construction, but the course also compares race with other systems for defining “natural” or “in-born” differences, such as ethnicity, religion, caste, or class. It also provides an insight into how the subjects of racial regimes viewed or challenged them from the inside.

HIST 3670 TEACHING WORLD HISTORY
Credit Hour(s): 4.0
Teaching World History. Introduces students to the pedagogy of world history, initiates an exploration of the framework established by the State of Georgia in the performance standards and the College Board's guidelines for AP World History. Allows students to investigate ways of teaching world history in sophisticated and intellectually rigorous ways both inside and outside the classroom.

HIST 3680 MODERN JEWISH HISTORY
Credit Hour(s): 4.0
Modern Jewish History.Explores the history of global Jewry during the modern period, from the Iberian expulsion until the late twentieth century. Examines how Jews have defined themselves socially and politically in a number of historical and geographical settings, as well as how Jewish cultural and religious practices have been shaped and transformed over time.

HIST 3700 CHINA AND JAPAN TO 1600
Credit Hour(s): 4.0
China and Japan to 1600. Origins and development of two ancient civilizations, with emphasis upon traditional thought, cultures, institutions, and change.

HIST 3710 CHINA AND JAPAN SINCE 1600
Credit Hour(s): 4.0
China and Japan since 1600. East Asia in modern transformation from 1600 to the present, emphasizing pre-nineteenth century prosperity, nineteenth-century crises, and twentieth-century change.

HIST 3720 COLONIAL LATIN AMERICA
Credit Hour(s): 4.0
Colonial Latin America.Spain's and Portugal's conquests and settlements in the Western hemisphere; the organization and collapse of their colonial systems.

HIST 3730 LATIN AMERICA SINCE 1810
Credit Hour(s): 4.0
Latin America since 1810.Political, economic, and social developments of the major countries, such as Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, and Chile.

HIST 3780 THE MIDDLE EAST, 600 TO 1800
Credit Hour(s): 4.0
Middle East 600-1800.(Same as MES 4110.)Political, cultural, social, and economic developments in the lands from Spain to Central Asia since the rise of Islam.

HIST 3790 THE MIDDLE EAST SINCE 1800
Credit Hour(s): 4.0
The Middle East since 1800.(Same as MES 4120.)Political, cultural, social, and economic developments from Morocco to Iran, including imperialism, nationalism, independence, and religious revival.

HIST 3795 THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE, 1300-1922
Credit Hour(s): 4.0
The Rise and Fall of the Ottoman Empire, 1300-1922. Explores the six hundred year history of the Ottoman Empire and its roles in bridging the Medieval and Modern eras in world, Middle Eastern, and Mediterranean/European history.Examines social institutions, economic dynamics, and modernization in the Ottoman Empire, as well as a rival political and social order in Persia, the Safavid Empire.Brings a detailed look at a crucial series of processes that ultimately helped to create the Modern Middle East after World War One.

HIST 3800 SOUTH ASIA TO 1757
Credit Hour(s): 4.0
South Asia to 1757.Political, cultural, social, and economic developments in the Indian subcontinent from prehistoric times to the era of British hegemony.

HIST 3810 SOUTH ASIA SINCE 1757
Credit Hour(s): 4.0
South Asia since 1757.Political, cultural, social, and economic developments; special attention to British imperialism, nationalism, Hindu-Muslim relations, independence and partition, and post-independence.

HIST 3900 HUMAN RIGHTS IN HIST PERS
Credit Hour(s): 4.0
Human Rights in Historical Perspective.Exploration of the historical development of human rights as contested ideal, movement, and institution. Topics may include premodern origins of human rights, modern struggles for the recognition of human rights, and historic and recent controversies around the legitimacy of human rights. May be repeated if topic varies.

HIST 4200 U.S. CULTURAL HISTORY
Credit Hour(s): 4.0
United States Cultural History. Ways of life and patterns of thought among diverse groups as evidenced in imaginative literature, published discourse, and the performing and visual arts.

HIST 4215 SPACE & PLACE IN AMERICAN HIST
Credit Hour(s): 4.0
Space and Place in American History. Explores the history, design, and meaning of ordinary places and buildings in the U.S. from houses and resorts to skyscrapers and factories. Topics include theories of "high" culture and "low;" the history of architecture and real estate; and methodologies from history, geography, anthropology, and sociology for mapping power, conceiving of landscape as history, and understanding space as a commodity. Students will learn to use the built environment as evidence of larger historical trends, including social, economic, and political struggle.

HIST 4220 THE AMERICAN CITY
Credit Hour(s): 4.0
The American City.Origins and growth of American cities from the colonial period to the present; economic, political, and cultural developments; the process of urbanization; and the influence of urbanism on the American experience.

HIST 4225 IMMIGRATION IN US HISTORY
Credit Hour(s): 4.0
Immigration and Ethnicity in U. S. History. The history of immigration and the creation of "ethnic" identity in the United States from European contact to the present. The course will explore the relationship between the changing economic, social, legal, cultural, and political conditions of immigration in different historical periods and will examine the ways in which immigrant and native-born Americans have continuously renegotiated and evolved notions of ethnicity, race, and American citizenship.

HIST 4230 FOREIGN RELATIONS OF US
Credit Hour(s): 4.0
Foreign Relations of the United States. Legacy of the colonial era, problems of a new nation, expansion and evolution of America as a great power, New Deal diplomacy, the United States in World War II, the "Cold War," and the "American Empire."

HIST 4240 AMERICAN LABOR & WORKING CLASS
Credit Hour(s): 4.0
American Labor and Working Class.Includes an examination of working class culture, labor and politics, trade union leadership, government and philosophy, and contemporary labor problems.

HIST 4245 UNITED STATES IN THE 1960S
Credit Hour(s): 4.0
The United States in the 1960s. A social and cultural history of the U.S. in the 1960s, with special attention to the civil rights, peace, and women's movements; the counterculture; race, gender, and electoral politics; the New Left and radical politics; the lasting influence of the 1960s on late 20th-century U.S. politics and culture.

HIST 4250 WOMEN IN AMERICA
Credit Hour(s): 4.0
Women in America.(Same as WSt 4440.)Issues involving American women from the seventeenth century to the present. Topics include women's changing economic role, the family, religion, race and ethnicity, and the struggle for legal and political equality.

HIST 4255 U.S. CIVIL WAR &RECONSTRUCTION
Credit Hour(s): 4.0
U.S. Civil War and Reconstruction. Survey of the American Civil War era, including causes of the war, the war itself, Reconstruction, and the war's commemoration from the 1860s to the present.

HIST 4260 AFRICAN-AMERICAN WOMEN
Credit Hour(s): 4.0
African-American Women.(Same as AAS 4660 and WSt 4450.)Examination of the varied history of African-American women. Centered in the tradition of race and gender protest; how women have generationally developed agendas and forums around social justice reform; exploration of themes, individuals, and collective action, revealing the impact of race, class, and gender on the lives of African-American women.

HIST 4270 AFRICAN-AMERICAN PEOPLE
Credit Hour(s): 4.0
African-American People.(Same as AAS 4640.)Major topics and themes in African-American history, including slavery, development of American racism, urbanization, civil rights, and black contributions to American culture.

HIST 4280 ENSLAVEMENT/RESIST:NORTH AMER
Credit Hour(s): 3.0
Enslavement and Resistance in North America.(Same as AAS 4600.)Examines the character of chattel slavery and racial oppression in Colonial America and in the United States and insurgent responses to it by the captive and "free" population of African descent in North America.

HIST 4290 ENSLAVEMENT IN THE AMERICAS
Credit Hour(s): 3.0
Enslavement in the Americas.(Same as AAS 4620.)Comparative examination of systems of captivity and forced labor in the western hemisphere and the social development and popular responses of captive Africans to these systems.Emphasis on the continuities of African culture and the unique adaptation of culture and social organization in each country.The nature of resistance and the process of eliminating the system of captivity.

HIST 4300 THE AMERICAN SOUTH
Credit Hour(s): 4.0
The American South.History of the South from the early nineteenth century to the present, emphasizing the changes in the region and important issues such as the growth of southern sectionalism in the 1820s and the impact of urbanization and civil rights in the twentieth century.

HIST 4310 GEORGIA
Credit Hour(s): 4.0
Georgia. History of Georgia from pre-colonial times to the present, including Native American cultures and strategies; colonization; Georgia in the new republic; slavery and antebellum development; Civil War and Reconstruction; the New South era; the civil rights movement; the emergence of modern Georgia. Of particular significance to teachers and prospective teachers in elementary and secondary education.

HIST 4320 METROPOLITAN ATLANTA
Credit Hour(s): 3.0
Metropolitan Atlanta.(Same as Geog 4768 and Soci 4279.)Interdisciplinary perspective focusing on social, historical, and geographic processes which have shaped the Atlanta region.

HIST 4325 PUBLIC HISTORY & HIST PRESERV
Credit Hour(s): 3.0 TO 4.0
Introduction to Public History and Historic Preservation. This course is designed to provide the student with an understanding of the theory and practice of Public History and Historic Preservation. The course will cover a variety of topics including museum studies, material culture, the application of National Register criteria, historic interpretation, oral history, local history and preservation at the local, state and federal levels. The class will include field trips to areas sites, local museums and historic neighborhoods.

HIST 4330 ORAL HISTORY
Credit Hour(s): 4.0
Oral History.Comprehensive introduction to oral history, its evolution, methodological and theoretical concerns, interviewing techniques, and applications.

HIST 4340 ADMN/USE OF HISTOR ARCHIVES
Credit Hour(s): 3.0
Administration and Use of Historical Archives.Creation, preservation, and use of historical records which includes the study of archival principles and techniques; practical experience in the university and local, federal, and state archival depositories.

HIST 4345 CASE STUDY INTERNATION PRESERV
Credit Hour(s): 4.0
Case Study in International Preservation.The study of preservation and conservation programs and processes in foreign countries, through lectures, readings, and site visits. Comparison of preservation and public history as it is practiced in foreign programs with the approaches taken in the United States. Field trips abroad are required. May be repeated for credit if topics vary.

HIST 4350 FILM AND HISTORY
Credit Hour(s): 4.0
Film and History.(Same as Film 4350.) Explores multiple interactions between cinema and the past, how film produces history, and how history can be examined through film.

HIST 4400 HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN WEST
Credit Hour(s): 4.0
The History of the American West.History of the American west from the 17th through the 20th century, from the establishment of the French and Algonquin fur trade empire in the Great Lakes region through the US conquest and settlement of the trans-Mississippi west. Particular attention will be paid to the meeting of different peoples on the frontier borderlands, and the economic, social, and environmental consequences of their interaction.

HIST 4430 AMERICAN JEWISH HISTORY
Credit Hour(s): 4.0
American Jewish History. This course surveys the Jewish experience in the United States, examining the religious, cultural, political, and economic activities of American Jews from the colonial period to the present. Students will explore the ways Jewish tradition has been adapted in America, what the relationship of American Jews has been to other Americans, and how American Jewish identities have been created from modern Jews' dual impulses for integration and distinctiveness. The course will include a significant examination of issues of regional identity, with particular focus upon the Southern Jewish experience. We will explore Jewish relationships with black and white gentile southerners, as well as southern Jews' embrace of southern culture and southern identity. This course will also familiarize students with the excellent resources on Atlanta Jewish history available at local archives.

HIST 4460 BILLS OF RIGHTS
Credit Hour(s): 4.0
Bills of Rights. The Bill of Rights is central to the American constitutional experience. This course examines the historical origins of rights claims in Anglo-American law and the intellectual problem of how best to balance authority and liberty that accompanied revolutionary thinking. It also appraises the development of rights consciousness and the Bill of Rights throughout American history, from the anti-slavery movement to the Civil Rights struggle to the War on Terror.

HIST 4470 LEGAL & CONSTITUTIONAL HISTORY
Credit Hour(s): 4.0
United States Legal and Constitutional History.History of United States law from its English origins through modern times.Examines the colonial reception of English law, the genesis of a written constitution, the impact of slavery on the American legal system, and the development of both public and private law during periods of rapid economic, social, and cultural change.

HIST 4480 SPEC TOPIC HISTORY/NORTHUMBRIA
Credit Hour(s): 3.0 TO 4.0
Special Topics in History, Northumbria. Advanced studies in history at University of Northumbria in Newcastle; topics vary according to instructor. May be repeated if topic differs.Restricted to students in the GSU-Northumbria Exchange Program in British and American Cultural Studies.

HIST 4490 TOPICS IN AMERICAN HISTORY
Credit Hour(s): 3.0 TO 4.0
Topics in American History. Advanced studies in American history; topics vary according to instructor. May be repeated if topic differs.

HIST 4510 ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN SOCIETIES
Credit Hour(s): 4.0
Origins and Collapse Ancient Near Eastern Societies.(Same as MES 4140.)History of Egypt, Mesopotamia, Iran, the Levant, Anatolia and Central Asia from 3500 BCE to 323 BCE. Areas of exploration will include the origins of the state; the development of Egyptian and Mesopotamian kingship; the collapses of the Early and late Bronze Age; human environment interactions; nomads and settled societies; Mesopotamian literature; women's legal status; the Hittite Empire; daily life in an Egyptian village; the invention of the alphabet; Assyrian imperial terrorism; the rise of monotheism; the Persian empire.

HIST 4520 ANCIENT PERSIA, GREECE, & ROME
Credit Hour(s): 4.0
Ancient Persia, Greece, and Rome.(Same as MES 4150.)History of Persia, Greece, and Rome from 1800 BCE to 500 CE. Areas of exploration will include Bronze Age Greece in Near Eastern context; the 12th century BCE "Catastrophe"; Archaic Greek religion; the polis; Greek drinking parties and politics; the Persian conquest; the rise of Zoroastrianism; Hellenic syncretism; Parthia and Rome as the heirs of Hellenism; the metropolitan Roman empire; disease and demography in Late Antiquity; and the rise of Christianity.

HIST 4530 REL & SOC IN EARLY MOD EUROPE
Credit Hour(s): 4.0
Religion and Society in Early Modern Europe.Political, intellectual, cultural, scientific, religious, economic, and military developments in Europe from ca. 1300 to ca. 1650.The development of humanistic studies, of print culture, of religious revolt, of the "nation-state," and the importance of the "global discovery" revolution.

HIST 4532 CRIME & LAW, EARLY MOD EUROPE
Credit Hour(s): 4.0
Crime, Law and Society in Early Modern Europe.Social and cultural history of crime in early modern Europe. Topics include witchcraft and heresy, the criminalization of sexuality and sexual taboos, poverty and vagrancy, the construction and subversion of social and gender norms, political rebellion, court procedures, torture and methods of punishment.

HIST 4540 BRIT, IRE & BRIT ATL 1485-1689
Credit Hour(s): 4.0
Britain, Ireland, and the British Atlantic, 1485-1689. Transition from medieval to modern England; special attention to the medieval constitution; the Tudor system of governance; religious innovation and conflict; society, gender and the preindustrial economy; the political and conceptual revolutions of the seventeenth century.

HIST 4550 BRIT, IRE, & EMPIRE SINCE 1689
Credit Hour(s): 4.0
Britain, Ireland, and the British Empire since 1689. The intertwined histories of Britain, Ireland, and the British Empire and Commonwealth since the late seventeenth century; ascendancy of a British imperial state and spread of a global empire; emergence of metropolitan, colonial, and diasporan identities; interplay of gender, class, and race; impact of decolonization and globalization.

HIST 4570 FRANCE SINCE 1715
Credit Hour(s): 4.0
France since 1715.The crisis of the old regime; revolution, restoration, and the search for a republican order; class, gender, and bourgeois society; nationalism, imperialism, fascism, and the world wars; decolonization; European economic integration, new social movements, and immigration.

HIST 4575 GERMAN HISTORY TO 1900
Credit Hour(s): 4.0
German History to 1900.Considers major themes in German history to 1900. Topics include the Reformation, state formation, Baroque statecraft and the Thirty Years War, the mechanics of the Holy roman Empire, the German enlightenment of Romanticism, the consequences of the Napoleonic wars, the 1848 revolutions, national unification, industrialization, and German imperialism.

HIST 4580 GERMAN HISTORY SINCE 1900
Credit Hour(s): 4.0
German History since 1900.Intellectual, social, economic, cultural, and political history of Germany since 1900. Special attention to nationalism, effects of WWI, the Weimar Republic, Nazism and WWII, the divided Germanies and reunification. Themes include consumerism, the mass media, and relationships between state, society, and the individual.

HIST 4590 RUSSIA TO 1861
Credit Hour(s): 4.0
Russia to 1861. Steppe nomads, Vikings, Kievans, Byzantines, and Mongols; the tribute collecting hierarchy; the Muscovite God and the Tsar; peasant society; emergence of Russia as a Eurasian power; "Westernization" and opposition to it; the Great Reforms.

HIST 4600 RUS & SOV UNION SINCE 1861
Credit Hour(s): 4.0
Russia and the Soviet Union Since 1861. The challenge of the West and governmental and social reform; populism, socialism, and peasant tradition; the 1917 and "Stalin" Revolutions; emergence of the Soviet Union as a world power and the challenge to the West; de-Stalinization, "Stagnation," and Perestroika; Post-Soviet society.

HIST 4610 MODERN EASTERN EUROPE
Credit Hour(s): 4.0
Modern Eastern Europe.East Central Europe and the Balkans in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries; peasant society and urban reformers; nationalism and wars of national hatred; imperialism within Europe; socialism, capitalism, and other myths.

HIST 4615 HIST OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Credit Hour(s): 4.0
History of Science and Technology. Examination of the histories of different scientific disciplines, their methodologies, practices, forms of knowledge and interrelations, integrating tranformations in the sciences with broader historical changes. Topics include the histories of scientific revolutions, the relationship between science and technology, the social and political uses of science, and criticisms of science.

HIST 4620 EUROPE: CULTURE AND IDEAS
Credit Hour(s): 4.0
Europe: Culture and Ideas. Selected themes in European cultural and intellectual history; themes vary according to instructor.

HIST 4630 EUR HIST I: MEDIEVAL TO MARX
Credit Hour(s): 4.0
European Intellectual History I: From Medieval to Marx. Considers major themes in European intellectual history from the late medieval to the mid-19th century.Special focus on important thinkers, methods of intellectual history, and significant trends and movements.

HIST 4635 EUR HIST II: MARX TO POSTMOD
Credit Hour(s): 4.0
European Intellectual History II: From Marx to Postmodernism. Explores the social-cultural history of European thought from the late nineteenth century to the 1980s. Major topics/thinkers may include but are not limited to Marx and Marxism, Nietzsche, the turn-of-the-century avant-garde, Freud and Psychoanalysis, Modernism, Existentialism, Fascism, Second Wave Feminism, the counter culture, and postmodernism.

HIST 4640 THE HOLOCAUST
Credit Hour(s): 3.0
The Holocaust.(Same as Soci 3228.)Historical and social analysis of the mass deprivation and murder of Jews and other people under the policies and auspices of National Socialist Germany, 1933-1945.

HIST 4650 GENDER & SEXUALITY EURO HIST
Credit Hour(s): 4.0
Gender and Sexuality in European History.(Same as WSt 4650.)Explores changing views of men's and women's roles in society, politics, and the economy. Topics include changing ideas about masculinity and femininity; the evolution in ideas about sex and sexuality; the invention of homosexuality; and the "sexual revolution" of the twentieth century.

HIST 4690 TOPICS IN EUROPEAN HISTORY
Credit Hour(s): 3.0 TO 4.0
Topics in European History. Advanced studies in European history; topics vary according to instructor. May be repeated if the topic differs.

HIST 4740 LATIN AMERICAN REVOLUTIONS
Credit Hour(s): 4.0
Latin American Revolutions.Socio-political and economic revolutions in Latin America with comparisons to other twentieth-century revolutions.

HIST 4745 MODERN CUBA
Credit Hour(s): 4.0
Modern Cuba: History, Politics and Society. This course introduces students to the major factors that shaped Modern Cuba. Moving chronologically from the late nineteenth to the late twentieth century, the readings highlight the historical, political, cultural, and social transformations within the Cuban republic and the challenges of revolutionary society after 1959. Particular emphasis will be placed on political affairs, national identity, race and gender relations, and immigration. Daily reading, active class discussion, and written assignments, along with images and music, are designed to focus student inquiry and analysis of Cuba's complex history.

HIST 4750 EAST AFRICA & HORN OF AFRICA
Credit Hour(s): 4.0
Eastern Africa and the Horn of Africa.(Same as AAS 4765.)Social, political, cultural, and economic history of the region from the origins of the human race to the present, including ancient civilizations; Judaism, Christianity, and Islam; international trade; European colonialism; and independence.

HIST 4760 CENTRAL & SOUTHERN AFRICA
Credit Hour(s): 4.0
Central and Southern Africa.(Same as AAS 4760.)Social, political, cultural, and economic history of the region from the earliest times to the present, including indigenous African civilizations, European colonialism, African nationalism, and independence.

HIST 4770 WESTERN AFRICA
Credit Hour(s): 4.0
Western Africa. (Same as AAS 4770.)Social, political, cultural, and economic history of Western Africa, dealing with the early civilizations, the coming of Islam, European colonialism, and independence.

HIST 4772 WOMEN IN AFRICA
Credit Hour(s): 3.0
Women in Africa.(Same as AAS 4772 and WSt 4772.)An examination of African women's roles in domestic production, their relationship to the state, and the effect of social change on women from the pre-colonial period to the contemporary era.

HIST 4774 AFRICAN REBELLIONS
Credit Hour(s): 3.0
African Rebellions.(Same as AAS 4774.)An examination of African resistance in the colonial and post-colonial contexts.

HIST 4776 AFRICA AND HOLLYWOOD
Credit Hour(s): 4.0
Africa and Hollywood: Myth, Romance, and Savage Imagery. This course explores the image of Africa projected into American mass culture through the vehicle of commercial films produced about Africa.

HIST 4805 MIDDLE EAST AND THE AMERICAS
Credit Hour(s): 4.0
The Middle East and the Americas.Relationship between the Middle East and the Americas.Explores the use of literature and mass media as well as the impact of the Cold War on present US/Middle East relations.Explores also questions of race, migration to the Americas and political Islam.

HIST 4815 PALESTINE & MODERN MIDDLE EAST
Credit Hour(s): 4.0
Palestine and Modern Middle East.Social, economic, cultural and political history of Palestine and its relation to the larger Middle East. Starting from the expansion of European power in the nineteenth century at the expense of the Ottoman Empire, the course charts the developments in Palestine during the modern era. Explores history through the prism of violence, state formation, identity politics, nationalism and migration and its larger impact on the Middle East.

HIST 4820 CROSS-CULTURAL ENCOUNTERS
Credit Hour(s): 4.0
Cross-Cultural Encounters in World History. Contexts, impulses, and implications of encounters among cultures/civilizations in world history; testing of theoretical models of cross-cultural interplay with specific case studies (e.g., the diffusion of Buddhism along the Silk Roads, the Mongol integration of Eurasia, and the ecological dimension of European imperialism); emphasis on exchanges both before and after 1500 AD.

HIST 4840 GLOBAL URBANIZATION
Credit Hour(s): 4.0
History of Global Urbanization. Origins of urbanization, regional trends in urban change throughout the world, the construction of a world-wide system of trade after the thirteenth century, the expansion of European cities and colonialism, the rise of the American city, trends in modern urbanization and globalization.

HIST 4845 THE BODY POLITIC
Credit Hour(s): 4.0
The Body Politic. Examines how the human body and political communities have been mutually constructed from ancient to modern times. Presents uses of the body in ancient Chinese and Greek cosmologies, in medieval European theology and medicine, and in Enlightenment and early modern Confucian political formulations.Particular and comparative focus on modern bodies and body culture in rhetoric and practice of modern nation- and empire-building (e.g., Herbert Spencer, muscular Christianity, muscular Judaism, physical culture, calisthenics, and ideologies of national strength and health.)Explores development and use of theoretical literature linking bodies and society.

HIST 4850 APPROACHES TO WORLD HISTORY
Credit Hour(s): 4.0
Approaches to World History.Explores twentieth-century approaches to large-scale history.Examines the genesis and evolution of the study of world history and various world history approaches and methodologies including civilizations, world systems, dependency analysis, migration, and cross-cultural interactions, with an emphasis on the inter- and cross-disciplinary nature of the field.

HIST 4855: TRANSNATIONAL SOCIAL MOVEMENTS IN HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE
Credit Hours: 4.0
Transnational Social Movements in Historical Perspective. Exploration of the historical development and interplay of transnational social movements and advocacy networks since the eighteenth century. Topics may include, but are not limited to, abolitionism, anticolonialism, environmentalism, feminism, pacifism, Pan Africanism, and socialism. May be repeated if topics vary.

HIST 4860 EMPIRES
Credit Hour(s): 4.0
Empires. Exploration of the historical experience of empires; topics may include pre-modern and early modern empires in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas; economics and politics of modern imperialism; interactions between metropole and colonies; gender, race, culture, and empire: anticolonialism, decolonization, and imperial legacies in a postcolonial world. May be repeated if topics vary.

HIST 4870 HONORS THESIS: RESEARCH
Credit Hour(s): 3.0 TO 4.0
Honors Thesis: Research. Prerequisites: consent of the instructor and Honors Program director. Readings or research preparatory to honors thesis or project.

HIST 4880 HONORS THESIS: WRITING
Credit Hour(s): 3.0 TO 4.0
Honors Thesis: Writing. Prerequisites: Hist 4870, consent of the instructor and Honors Program director. Writing or production of honors thesis or project.

HIST 4890 TOPICS IN WORLD HISTORY
Credit Hour(s): 3.0 TO 4.0
Topics in World History. Advanced studies in the history of Africa, Asia, Latin America, or the Middle East; topics vary according to instructor. May be repeated if the topic differs.

HIST 4900 WAR IN EUR & AMER SINCE 1500
Credit Hour(s): 4.0
War in Europe and America since 1500. Warfare and military institutions as they relate to social, economic, political, and technological developments.

HIST 4960 BRITISH AMERICAN CULTURE SEM I
Credit Hour(s): 3.0 TO 4.0
British American Culture Seminar I. Prerequisite: British and American Cultures Program concentration, or permission of English or History program advisor. (Same as Engl 3265.)Analyzes literary and historical themes from the perspectives of American and British authors, historical figures, and literatures.Offered by the English and History departments.

HIST 4961 BRITISH AMERIC CULTURE SEM II
Credit Hour(s): 3.0 TO 4.0
British American Cultural Seminar II. Prerequisite: British and American Cultures Program concentration, or permission of English or History program advisor. (Same as Engl 3266.)Analyzes literary and historical themes from the perspectives of American and British authors, historical figures, and literatures.Offered by the English and History departments.

HIST 4970 INDEPENDENT STUDY
Credit Hour(s): 4.0
Independent Study. Prerequisites: Hist 3000 with grade of C or higher and at least five upper-division history courses. Consent of the department is required for non majors. By invitation only. For history majors with a grade point average of 3.5 or better in major courses and all course work. No more than four credit hours may be applied toward the major. Satisfactory completion of the course entitles the student to graduate "with distinction in history."

HIST 4980 INTERNSHIP
Credit Hour(s): 1.0 TO 4.0
Internship. Prerequisite: consent of department. Through a prescribed field experience, students are given the opportunity to apply knowledge, theory, and understanding gained from courses.

HIST 4990 HISTORICAL RESEARCH-CTW
Credit Hour(s): 4.0
Historical Research-CTW. Prerequisites: Hist 3000 with grade of C or higher and at least four upper-division history courses, including at least two at the 4000-level. Varies in topic and theme. A specialist guides students in the design of individual research topics, the collection and analysis of evidence from primary sources, and composition of a coherent research paper with depth. Serves as one of the two Critical Thinking Through Writing (CTW) courses required of all History majors.

HIST 4995 DIRECTRED READINGS B.I.S.-CTW
Credit Hour(s): 3.0 TO 4.0
Directed Readings B.I.S.-CTW. Directed Readings designed for Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies students. This course may satisfy the junior and/or senior-level Critical Thinking Through Writing requirements.

HIST 4999 DIRECTRED READINGS
Credit Hour(s): 3.0 TO 4.0
Directed Readings. Directed Readings designed to assist undergraduate seniorswithin two semesters of graduation who have a curriculum problem fulfilling the requirements for graduation.

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