History (HIST)

HIST 1111. Survey-PreModern World History (3) 

A survey of world history from the earliest civilizations to the voyages of discovery of the sixteenth century. Social, intellectual and political history will be emphasized.

HIST 1112. Survey of Modern World History (3) 

A survey of world history from the early sixteenth century to the present, emphasizing social, intellectual and political topics.

HIST 1112H. Suv. Modern History I - Honors (3) 

A survey of world history from the early sixteenth century to the present, emphasizing social, intellectual and political topics.

HIST 2111. Survey of US History to 1877 (3) 

The history of the U. S. and the lands that would become the U. S. from the colonial period through Reconstruction.

HIST 2112. US HIST Since Reconstruction (3) 

A survey of United States history from the post-Civil War period to the present. The course focuses on the political, social, and cultural development of the modern United States with particular emphasis on the twentieth century.

HIST 2112H. US HIST SINCE RECON-HONORS (3) 

A survey of United States history from the post-Civil War period to the present. The course focuses on the political, social, and cultural development of the modern United States with particular emphasis on the twentieth century. This course is restricted to students enrolled in the Honors Program. Students with a 3.0 cumulative GPA who are not in the Honors Program may be enrolled with permission from the department chair or the Honors Program Director.

HIST 2265. Minorities in American History (3) 

A survey of the history of minorities in America. Attention is given to the concepts of ethnicity, race, culture, and minority status, and emphasis is placed on African Americans as the largest minority in the region.

Prerequisites: (HIST 2111 or HIST 2112)

HIST 2500. Historical Methods (3) 

An introduction to the historian craft and the research techniques, philosophies, and technologies used in analyzing and writing about the past.

HIST 2750. Critical Trends and Issues (3) 

An examination of the global significance of critical political, social, cultural, economic, and international trends and issues since World War II.

HIST 3001. Historiography (3) 

This course will examine the perspectives of significant historical schools and analyze the contributions made by major historians throughout history.

HIST 3010. Intro to Public History (3) 

An introduction to the various facets of public history including archives. This course will emphasize the importance of the preservation and use of historical documents, artifacts and sites. The examination of public history will include reference to organizations, museums, historical sites, advocacy groups and public policy development. Non history majors including students considering majoring in history are encouraged to take this course.

Prerequisites: (HIST 2111 or HIST 2112) and (HIST 1111 or HIST 1112)

HIST 3110. Georgia History and Government (3) 

Georgia History and Government provides students with the basic analytical and conceptual skills for studying history and government on the state and local level. The course examines the social, political, and institutional history of Georgia to prepare students to analyze similar developments on the local, regional, and national level. Required for all middle level teacher education students and for all history majors.

HIST 3120. Establishment-US 1607-1800 (3) 

Cultural, social, economic and political development of Anglo-America through the War for Independence, the formation of state and national constitutions and governments, the Federalist years, and the

HIST 3125. The Age of Jefferson & Jackson (3) 

The history of the U.S. from the Early Republic through 1845. Major themes include territorial expansion, the market revolution, the rise of social reform movements, constitutional developments, the first and second party systems, and the growth of sectional tensions.

HIST 3130. The Civil War Era (3) 

The origin and causes of the American Civil War. Emphasis on the political, economic, social and cultural background to the war, its military aspects, and its impact on American society.

HIST 3132. The Reconstruction Era (3) 

The abolition of slavery, the political and economic remaking of the South, race relations, ideas on freedom, suffrage and citizenship, impeachment, and the ways one of the most turbulent, complicated and controversial periods in American history has been remembered and re- fought by later generations.

HIST 3135. US-Gilded Age & Prog. Era (3) 

This course provides students with a deepened understanding of the emergence of the United States as a modern, industrial nation with an increasingly important role in world affairs. It will explore the political, social, economic, and technological changes associated with this process.

HIST 3140. Themes-Twentieth Cen. US Hist. (3) 

Special topics course that covers significant and highly focused topics in 20th century United States’ history, including themes in politics, economy, diplomacy, culture, race, and gender.

HIST 3150. War & Diplomacy 1898-Present (3) 

An historical overview of the programs, policies, key events, important figures, and enduring lessons of U.S. interactions with other nations and their peoples, from America's rise to the status of Great Power before World War II to its global preeminence thereafter. Topics include colonialism, American involvement in World War I, interwar diplomacy, conflicts leading to World War II and the Cold War, Korea, Vietnam, and the Gulf Wars.

HIST 3170. U.S. History, 1914-1945 (3) 

Close examination of major themes in U.S. history from the start of World War I to the end of World War II. The course covers and analyzes politics, economy, culture, race, gender, and other pertinent factors during an era of major changes in American life.

HIST 3180. Modern America, 1945-present (3) 

This course explores the social, political, economic, and cultural, trends in American history since the end of World War II.

HIST 3210. Twentieth Century World (3) 

An examination of the political, social and cultural developments of the twentieth century, with emphasis on the era of the world wars and the Cold War, and the end of colonialism.

HIST 3215. Latin American-U.S. Relations (3) 

A study of political, cultural, economic interaction between the United States and the many and diverse countries of Latin America since 1823.

HIST 3220. Latin American History (3) 

The history of Latin American from before the European arrival, through the era of colonialism and independence, to twentieth century national movements.

Prerequisites: HIST 1112

HIST 3221. Colonial Latin America (3) 

The history of Latin America, from the development of Pre-Columbian civilizations to the nineteenth century. Topics include Pre-Columbian America, the European conquest of the sixteenth century and the Spanish and Portuguese colonial experience.

Prerequisites: HIST 1111 or HIST 1112 or HIST 2111 or HIST 2112

HIST 3223. Modern Latin America (3) 

The history of Latin America, from independence to the present. Topics include the wars for independence, nation-building in the nineteenth century, economic development, U.S. involvement, revolutionary movements in the twentieth century and the progress of democracy.

Prerequisites: HIST 1111 or HIST 1112 or HIST 2111 or HIST 2112

HIST 3225. Caribbean History (3) 

Survey of the history of the Caribbean, from pre-Columbian cultures to the present. The course will emphasize slavery and emancipation, the rise of nationalist movements, independence, and the post-colonial states. In addition, this course will link the shared experiences of the Caribbean with the American South.

HIST 3227. History of Mexico (3) 

HIST 3227: A survey of Mexican history from Pre-Columbian civilizations to the modern period. Key topics include the Spanish conquest, colonial society, the Independence movement, nation-building in the 19th century, the U.S.-Mexican War, the Mexican Revolution and contemporary challenges.

HIST 3230. History of Sub Sahara Africa (3) 

The history of Africa south of the Sahara from the first century C.E. to the present, with emphasis on the rise of empires in west and southern Africa, the influence of Islam, the impact of European imperialism and the independence movements of the twentieth century.

HIST 3240. Spec. Topics in Hist-Mid. East (3) 

A special-topics course covering the history of the Middle East and North Africa. The course may be repeated when topics vary.

HIST 3245. History through Film (3) 

This course introduces students to critical issues in history and representation, utilizing film to analyze central historical issues. The specific thematic content is variable.

HIST 3250. Pre-Modern East Asian History (3) 

This course will examine the major political, social, and cultural traditions of East Asia from the Shang Dynasty to the Ming Dynasty in China, Yamato Clan rule to the Tokugawa Shogunate in Japan, and the Gojoseon Kingdom to the Choson Dynasty in Korea.

HIST 3255. Modern East Asian History (3) 

This course will examine the major political, social, and cultural traditions of East Asia from the Qing Dynasty to present in China, from the Meiji Restoration to the present in Japan, and from the Tonghak Rebellion to the present in Korea.

HIST 3260. Pre-Modern South Asia History (3) 

This course will examine the major political, social, and cultural traditions of South Asia from the Harappan Civilization to the Mughal Dynasty.

HIST 3265. Modern South Asian History (3) 

This course will examine the major political, social, and cultural traditions of South Asia from the establishment of the British Raj to the present.

HIST 3270. Pre-Modern Russian History (3) 

This course will examine the major political, social, and cultural traditions in Russian history from the mythic founding of Kievan Rus in A.D. 862 to Catherine the Great.

HIST 3275. Modern Russian History (3) 

This course will examine the major political, social, and cultural traditions in Russian history from Tsar Alexander I to the present.

HIST 3280. History of Middle East to 1800 (3) 

An introduction to Islamic civilization from the beginnings of Islam in the seventh century until the turn of the nineteenth century, following a brief background study of the pre-Islamic Middle East and North Africa. Examines historical questions related to the rise of Islam and the Muslim conquests and considers major pre-modern Islamic regimes and their cultures. Discusses the basics of the regional geography and demographics, including Sunni-Shi’a divisions as well as Arab and non-Arab distinctions.

HIST 3285. History of Middle East-1800 (3) 

Traces the political history of the Middle East and North Africa since the end of the eighteenth century to the present, with some attention devoted to cultural, social and economic developments. Examines questions of modernity, democracy, and nationalism in relation to Islam and direct Western involvement in the region in the modern era. Oil, Islamic terrorism, and Israeli-Palestinian tensions are major subthemes.

HIST 3330. Business & Economic History (3) 

An examination of the historical development of the American economy with emphasis on business organization, business values, business cycles, and business government relationships.

HIST 3401. Intro-Archival Theory & Pract. (3) 

This course will introduce the student to the fundamentals of archival work. This will involve such functions as arrangement and description of manuscripts and non-documentary materials, assistance to patrons, creation and updating of finding aids, care and preservation of materials, security, privacy, legal responsibilities, and professional ethics.

Prerequisites: HIST 3010

HIST 3410. Intro to Electronic Records (3) 

This course will introduce students to the storage and retrieval of electronic records. This includes records originally in electronic form as well as items (manuscripts, photographs, motion pictures, audio recordings etc.) originally created on paper or other media and then converted to electronic form (digitized). The course will also involve the use of electronic methods that facilitate the use of traditional records (e.g., indices, finding aids, web presentation).

Prerequisites: HIST 3401

HIST 3420. Fam. Hist. & Genealogical Res (3) 

This course is an introduction to the use of family history to illustrate broader historical currents and a survey of the resources and methods of genealogy. Students will research actual genealogy or family history. Non history majors interested in family history are encouraged to take this course.

HIST 3450. U.S. Military History (3) 

A study of the American military art from the earliest days of frontier offensives to present-day global concerns. Focuses on the creation of American military institutions, the genesis of policy-making and maintenance of civilian control over that process, the inter-relationship between foreign and military policy, the conduct of war, and the influence of American society upon the armed forces as social institutions.

HIST 3601. Methods for Teaching History (3) 

This course will focus on several topics and themes which are of great importance to practicing and aspiring teachers, including recent debates about the teaching of American, European, and World history, creative active-learning opportunities based on primary sources, the utility of lecturing, methods of historical inquiry, teaching writing while teaching history, the use of primary and secondary sources in the classroom, curriculum development and aligning with state standards, the use of technology in teaching and in student research, the benefits of incorporating local history into unit plans, and assignment design and evaluation.

HIST 3700. U.S. Historical Geography (3) 

Study of the interplay between and among natural factors of climate, soils, vegetation, and landforms, and human factors of settlement, economic activity, transportation, warfare, technology, and cultural traits. Required for all middle level and secondary teacher education students with a major or minor concentration in social studies or history.

HIST 3800. World Historical Geography (3) 

Provides students with a comprehensive spatial global view and with the basic analytical and conceptual skills required to study the diverse regions of the world, while focusing on the instructional theme of human/environment interaction, especially how geographical factors helped to shape world history. Required for all middle level and secondary teacher education students with a major or minor concentration in social studies or history.

HIST 3901. Archival Internship I (3) 

The student will acquire hands-on experience working with archives in such tasks as record retrieval, patron assistance, preparing finding aids, preserving materials, editing manuscripts, or performing other archival functions. The internship placement and duties must be approved by the history experiential learning coordinator, the Office of Experiential Learning and the placement site. This course is required for completion of the archival concentration.

Prerequisites: HIST 3401

HIST 4003. Women's History (3) 

The roles of women in the social, economic and political development of the United States. Contributions of women and the historical significance of their attitudes in the liberal reform eras in American history. Special attention paid to the effects of race, class, and region on women's experiences.

HIST 4004. Environmental History (3) 

Changing attitudes about nature and wilderness, political decisions, supervisory institutions, and environmental problems which accompanied utilization of the earth's natural resources.

HIST 4020. History of the Old South (3) 

The course explores the origins of southern society and culture, the growth of southern distinctiveness, and the ultimate attempt to create a separate though short-lived southern nation.

HIST 4030. History of the New South (3) 

Analysis of the change and continuity in the American South from the end of the Civil War through the present.

HIST 4040. African American Hist. to 1877 (3) 

This course examines the history of the African American experience by tracing the origins of major West African empires and their relationship with Europe, and by examining the lives, labors, and culture of black people both enslaved and free in colonial and antebellum America. The course concludes with the Civil War and Reconstruction.

Prerequisites: HIST 2111 (may be taken concurrently) or HIST 2112 (may be taken concurrently) or HIST 1111 or HIST 1112 or HIST 2750 (may be taken concurrently) or HIST 2500 (may be taken concurrently)

HIST 4050. African Am. Hist. since 1877 (3) 

This course examines the history of the African American experience since the end of Reconstruction in 1877. Students will be introduced to the legacy of black protest and the development of black cultural and social institutions in the Nadir and the twentieth century. Issues such as community development, uplift ideology, black nationalism, the Civil Rights Movement, gender issues, Black Power ideology, and contemporary topics will be debated and discussed.

Prerequisites: HIST 2111 (may be taken concurrently) or HIST 2112 (may be taken concurrently) or HIST 1111 or HIST 1112 or HIST 2750 (may be taken concurrently) or HIST 2500 (may be taken concurrently)

HIST 4110. Ancient Greece and Rome (3) 

The history of the Hellenes, from the Minoan civilization through Alexanders legacy, and the development of ancient Rome from its origin in Italy, through its rise as an empire embracing the entire Mediterranean World and Western Europe, to Christianity and the foundation of Constantinople.

HIST 4115. History of the Middle Ages (3) 

The Medieval European civilization, as it emerged from the declining Roman Empire through its apogee in the 13th century.

HIST 4150. Early Modern Europe (3) 

This course explores the transition from medieval to modern Europe (c. 1500 to 1815). Topics will include the Reformation, religious wars, the development of the modern state, Europe’s expansion overseas, the Scientific Revolution, the Enlightenment, and the French Revolution.

HIST 4160. Europe Since 1815 (3) 

This course explores the history of modern Europe since the Congress of Vienna. Topics will include the industrial revolution, imperialism, the World Wars, and the Cold War. Special attention will be given to the new ideologies of the period including nationalism, liberalism, fascism, and communism.

HIST 4250. History of World Religions (3) 

Investigates the origins, development, and present status of the major world religions including Hinduism, Buddhism, Chinese Confucianism and Daoism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Provides students with a framework for understanding the various worldviews found in today’s increasingly connected world.

HIST 4440. Introduction to Museums (3) 

A survey of the methods and purposes of interpreting history to the general public through museums, displays, exhibitions, pamphlets, documentaries, web sites and all methods other than traditional historical publishing mediums (i.e. books and articles). Emphasis will be placed on interpretation of items of material culture.

Prerequisites: HIST 3010

HIST 4450. Intro- Historical Preservation (3) 

An introduction to the purposes and methods of identifying documenting, interpreting and preserving historically significant structures, buildings, sites and objects with emphasis on the United States. The course will include a survey of such historic preservation issues as economic development, tourism, architectural history, historical archeology and community revitalization. It is recommended, but not required, that students take HIST 3010 prior to HIST 4450. Non history majors interested in economic and community development, tourism, or other aspects of historic preservation are encouraged to take this course.

Prerequisites: (HIST 2111 or HIST 2112) or (HIST 1111 or HIST 1112) or HIST 2750

HIST 4501. Skills/Methods Social Studies (3) 

Introduces pre-service teacher candidates to the foundations, skills, and methods for teaching social studies (including history) at the Middle Grades level (grades 6-8). Requires study and design of learning experiences that incorporate the knowledge, skills, and attitudes appropriate for the contemporary classroom. An elective option for History students in the Secondary Education program.

HIST 4800. Selected Topics in History (3) 

This course will present significant topics in history not covered by other courses in the curriculum.

HIST 4801. Selected Topics in History (3) 

This course will present significant topics in history not covered by other courses in the curriculum.

HIST 4802. Selected Topics in History (3) 

This course will present significant topics in history not covered by other courses in the curriculum.

HIST 4803. Selected Topics in History (3) 

This course will present significant topics in history not covered by other courses in the curriculum.

HIST 4850. Senior Thesis in History (3) 

This course is open only to history majors in their senior year (i.e. 90+ hours in the program). Students will complete a project requiring historical research, analysis, interpretation, and presentation.

Prerequisites: HIST 2500 and HIST 3001

HIST 4900. Independent Study-History (3) 

Special study arranged in consultation with a faculty member and approved by the department head.

HIST 4901. History Internship (3) 

An approved historical field experience and carried out by the students in an appropriate institution, agency or business. Requires the approval of the history experiential learning coordinator, the Office of Experiential Learning and the placement site.

Prerequisites: HIST 3000 and HIST 3010

HIST 4902. Archival Internship II (3) 

The student will acquire additional hands-on experience working with archives in such tasks as record retrieval, patron assistance, preparing finding aids, preserving materials, editing manuscripts or performing other archival functions. Requires the approval of the Department Chair, the history experiential learning coordinator, the Office of Career Services, and the placement site.

Prerequisites: HIST 3401

HIST 4903. History Practicum (3) 

The practicum will constitute an independent (individual or small group) project in historical methodology, research and analysis. The student will prepare and submit a significant historical paper and or project. Requires the approval of the history experiential learning coordinator and the department head.

Prerequisites: HIST 3000 and HIST 3010