History (HIST)

HIST 5100. African-American History (3 Credits) 

An examination of the formation of African-American cultural identity from the early national period to the present, with emphasis on major formative events: slavery, the early development of cultural institutions, the reconstruction of life after slavery, northern migration during the world wars, the civil rights and black power movements of the 1950s and 1960s, and urbanization and class structure in the 1980s and 1990s.

Restrictions: Liberal Studies - Graduate

HIST 5120. Colonial American Hist to 1763 (3 Credits) 

Colonial American History to 1763: A graduate seminar on Colonial American History with a focus on British North America. This course covers the colonization of North America through the end of the Seven Year's War. A variety of topics and perspectives will be examined.

HIST 5140. U.S. History from WWI to WWII (3 Credits) 

U.S. History from World War I through World War II: A seminar on United States history from World War I through World War II. The course will cover important topics such as mobilization of the United States for war, the Great Depression, the New Deal, American political and cultural trends, and American foreign policy. A variety of perspectives will examined.

HIST 5200. History of the American South (3 Credits) 

An in-depth look at the special contributions of he South to the evolution of the United States, and an analysis of the major themes of Southern History in the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the role of ideas and values in the making of Southern history.

Restrictions: Liberal Studies - Graduate

HIST 5400. Twentieth Century US History (3 Credits) 

An in-depth look at the special contributions of the South to the evolution of the United States, and an analysis of the major themes of Southern History in the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the role of ideas and values in the making of Southern history.

Restrictions: Liberal Studies - Graduate

HIST 5500. Twentieth Century World Hist. (3 Credits) 

An intensive investigation of the political, social and cultural developments of the twentieth century world. Topics to be discussed include the birth of the twentieth century, the emergence of global industrialization and imperialism, the worldwide depression, the first and second World Wars, the end of the European world order, the Cold War, postcolonial Africa and Asia, the demise of European communism, and the arrival of globalization.

Restrictions: Liberal Studies - Graduate

HIST 5520. Themes in World History (3 Credits) 

Themes in World History from the Congress of Vienna to 1914: A seminar on global history during the nineteenth century. The course can be offered either as an in-depth approach to one specific topic during the nineteenth century or as a sweeping overview of major trends and movements in nineteenth century world history. Possible topics could be industrialization, imperialism cultural movements, and nationalism.

HIST 5601. Adv. Methods Teaching History (3 Credits) 

This course explores methods and strategies for teaching history at the secondary level in U.S., European, and World History courses. The course begins with an historical evaluation of the purposes of history/social studies education and then shifts to consider the relationship between history education and the historical field itself. A central objective of the course is to highlight contemporary, research-based pedagogies that will position teacher candidates to be successful in the secondary classroom.

Restrictions: Teaching History

HIST 5800. Modern American Pop Culture (3 Credits) 

An exploration of several institutional aspects of the vast, pervasive, complex, and fascinating phenomenon of American popular culture in the 20th century, in particular the rise of mass entertainment as a form of communication and community formation. Course readings will introduce students to the cultural history of comics, feature films, music, literature, radio, television and sports as commodities and as expressions of identity in a diverse nation.

Restrictions: Liberal Studies - Graduate

HIST 5850. Directed Readings in History (3 Credits) 

A directed readings course on a special topic in history agreed upon by the student, instructor, and the MALS director. The course may be repeated once for credit as long as topics differ.

Restrictions: Liberal Studies - Graduate

HIST 6950. Selected Topics in History (3 Credits) 

A graduate seminar on a special topic in history. The course can be offered as a regular term seminar course or as independent study. Topics will usually focus on American History.