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History Courses (HIS)

HIS 5501 - Historiography of French Revolution and Napoleon (3)

An exploration of the major historiographical works and historiographical controversies of the French Revolution and Napoleonic era. Prerequisites: Successful completion of HIS 6630, IR 5551, Or SS 6691


HIS 5502 - Historiography of Europe from 1815-1900 (3)

An exploration of the major historiographical works and historiographical controversies of European history from the Congress of Vienna to 1900. Prerequisites: Successful completion of HIS 6630, IR 5551, or SS 6691


HIS 5503 - Historiography of Contemporary Europe (3)

An exploration of the major historiographical works and historiographical controversies of 20th century European history. Prerequisites: Successful completion of HIS 6630, IR 5551, or SS 6691. Note: May be taken for MSIR credit.


HIS 5504 - Historiography of Military History of the United States (3)

An exploration of the major historiographical works and historiographical controversies of war in American history, from the colonial period through the Vietnam War. Prerequisites: Successful completion of HIS 6630, IR 5551, or SS 6691. Note: May be taken for MSIR credit.


HIS 5505 - Historiography of the Old South (3)

An exploration of the major historiographical works and historiographical controversies of the Old South. Prerequisites: Successful completion of HIS 6630, IR 5551, or SS 6691.


HIS 5506 - Historiography of the New South (3)

An exploration of the major historiographical works and historiographical controversies of the New South, through the Civil Rights Movement. Prerequisites: Successful completion of HIS 6630, IR 5551, or SS 6691.


HIS 5509 - Historiography of England to 1688 (3)

An exploration of the major historiographical works and historiographical controversies of English history through the Glorious Revolution. Prerequisites: Successful completion of HIS 6630, IR 5551, or SS 6691.


HIS 5510 - Historiography of England since 1688 (3)

An exploration of the major historiographical works and historiographical controversies of English history beginning with the reign of William and Mary. Prerequisites: Successful completion of HIS 6630, IR 5551, or SS 6691.


HIS 5511 - Historiography of Colonial America (3)

An exploration of the major historiographical works and historiographical controversies of colonial America, beginning with European discovery. Prerequisites: Successful completion of HIS 6630, IR 5551, or SS 6691.


HIS 5512 - Historiography of American Revolution and New Nation (3)

An exploration of the major historiographical works and historiographical controversies of the American Revolution and the new nation up to 1800. Prerequisites: Successful completion of HIS 6630, IR 5551, or SS 6691.


HIS 5513 - Historiography of Sectionalism, Civil War and Reconstruction (3)

An exploration of the major historiographical works and historiographical controversies of territorial expansion, slavery and sectional strife, and the resulting Civil War and Reconstruction. Prerequisites: Successful completion of HIS 6630, IR 5551, or SS 6691.


HIS 5514 - Historiography of Gilded Age and Progressive Era (3)

An exploration of the major historiographical works and historiographical controversies of American history between 1877 and 1920. Prerequisites: Successful completion of HIS 6630, IR 5551, or SS 6691.


HIS 5515 - Historiography of Contemporary America (3)

An exploration of the major historiographical works and historiographical controversies of American history after World War II. Prerequisites: Successful completion of HIS 6630, IR 5551, or SS 6691.


HIS 5517 - Historiography of Jacksonian America (3)

An exploration of the major historiographical works and historiographical controversies of American history from approximately 1800 to 1850, focusing on the Age of Jackson. Prerequisites: Successful completion of HIS 6630, IR 5551, or SS 6691.


HIS 5520 - Historiography of the Vietnam War (3)

An exploration of the major historiographical works and historiographical controversies of the Vietnam War, focusing on the historical period of 1946-1975. Prerequisites: Successful completion of HIS 6630, IR 5551, or SS 6691.


HIS 5521 - Historiography of African American History (3)

An exploration of the major historiographical works and historiographical controversies of African American history from the 17th century to the present. Prerequisites: Successful completion of HIS 6630, IR 5551, or SS 6691.


HIS 5522 - Historiography of History of American Gender (3)

An exploration of the major historiographical works and historiographical controversies of American gender history from the 17th century to present. Prerequisites: Successful completion of HIS 6630, IR 5551, or SS 6691.


HIS 5523 - Historiography of American Diplomatic History (3)

An exploration of the major historiographical works and historiographical controversies of American diplomatic history from the 1760s to the present. Prerequisites: Successful completion of HIS 6630, IR 5551, or SS 6691.


HIS 5530 - Historiography of Civil Rights Movement (3)

An exploration of the major historiographical works and historiographical controversies of the Civil Rights Movement from the late 19th century to the present. Prerequisites: Successful completion of HIS 6630, IR 5551, or SS 6691.


HIS 5533 - Historiography of Modern Russia (3)

An exploration of the major historiographical works and historiographical controversies of Modern Russia from the development of the revolutionary movements and tsarist reform attempts to the disintegration of the USSR. Prerequisites: Successful completion of HIS 6630, IR 5551, or SS 6691.


HIS 5537 - Historiography of Interwar and World War II America (3)

An exploration of the major historiographical works and historiographical controversies of American history from the end of World War I to the end of World War II. Prerequisites: Successful completion of HIS 6630, IR 5551, or SS 6691.


HIS 5538 - Historiography of the Cold War (3)

An exploration of the major historiographical works and historiographical controversies of the history of the Cold War from its origins to the collapse of the Soviet Union. Prerequisites: Successful completion of HIS 6630, IR 5551, or SS 6691.


HIS 5540 - Historiography of the History of American Minorities (3)

An exploration of the major historiographical works and historiographical controversies of the history of American ethnic, racial, cultural, social, and religious minorities. Prerequisites: Successful completion of HIS 6630, IR 5551, or SS 6691.


HIS 5541 - Historiography of American Constitutional Development (3)

An exploration of the major historiographical works and historiographical controversies of American Constitutional development from the 1780s to the present. Prerequisites: Successful completion of HIS 6630, IR 5551, or SS 6691.


HIS 5542 - Historiography of Renaissance and Reformation (3)

An exploration of the major historiographical works and historiographical controversies of the Renaissance and Reformation. Prerequisites: Successful completion of HIS 6630, IR 5551, or SS 6691.


HIS 5543 - Historiography of Age of Absolutism (3)

An exploration of the major historiographical works and historiographical controversies of the age of Absolutism during the 16th and 17th centuries. Prerequisites: Successful completion of HIS 6630, IR 5551, or SS 6691.


HIS 5544 - Historiography of Enlightenment Europe (3)

An exploration of the major historiographical works and historiographical controversies of Enlightenment Europe focusing on the 18th century. Prerequisites: Successful completion of HIS 6630, IR 5551, or SS 6691.


HIS 5545 - Historiography of Modern Germany (3)

An exploration of the major historiographical works and historiographical controversies of German history from the Revolutions of 1848 to the present. Prerequisites: Successful completion of HIS 6630, IR 5551, or SS 6691.


HIS 5548 - Historiography of the West in American History (3)

An exploration of the major historiographical works and historiographical controversies of the American West from European contact to the present Prerequisites: Successful completion of HIS 6630, IR 5551, or SS 6691.


HIS 5550 - Historiography of Environmental History (3)

An exploration of the major historiographical works and historiographical controversies of environmental history from the 18th century to the late 20th century, emphasizing the post-World War II period. Prerequisites: Successful completion of HIS 6630, IR 5551, or SS 6691.


HIS 5553 - Historiography of Late Antiquity (3)

An exploration of the major historiographical works and historiographical controversies of Mediterranean and European history during the 3rd through 8th centuries. Prerequisites: Successful completion of HIS 6630, IR 5551, or SS 6691.


HIS 5564 - Historiography of the Crusades (3)

An exploration of the major historiographical works and historiographical controversies of the Crusades. Prerequisites: Successful completion of HIS 6630, IR 5551, or SS 6691.


HIS 5567 - Historiography of Medieval Europe (3)

An exploration of the major historiographical works and historiographical controversies of Medieval Europe, the Byzantine and Islamic worlds from the 7th century to the eve of the Renaissance. Prerequisites: Successful completion of HIS 6630, IR 5551, or SS 6691.


HIS 5574 - Historiography of Modern Eastern European (3)

An exploration of the major historiographical works and historiographical controversies of Modern Eastern Europe from the Revolutions of 1848 through the collapse of the Soviet block and beyond. Prerequisites: Successful completion of HIS 6630, IR 5551, or SS 6691.


HIS 5595 - Historiography of Selected Topics in History (3)

An exploration of the major historiographical works and historiographical controversies of a designed topic of specific and/or current interest and importance, which is generally not covered in regularly offered courses by the department. Prerequisites: Successful completion of HIS 6630, IR 5551, or SS 6691. See semester hour limits listed under Course Restriction in General Regulations section.


HIS 6600 - Seminar in 19th Century American History (3)

Study of topics in 20th century American History. Emphasis on discussion and student producing a major research paper based on primary documents. Prerequisites: Successful completion of HIS 6630, IR 5551, or SS 6691.


HIS 6603 - Seminar in 18th Century American History (3)

Study of topics in 18h century American history. Emphasis on discussion and student producing a major research paper based on primary documents. Prerequisites: successful completion of HIS 6630, IR 5551, or SS 6691.


HIS 6604 - Seminar in Modern France (3)

Study of topics in modern French history. Emphasis on discussion and student producing a major research paper based on primary documents. Prerequisites: Successful completion of HIS 6630, IR 5551, or SS 6691.


HIS 6610 - Seminar in Comparative Revolutions (3)

Study of historical topics of various revolutions, including the American, French, Russian, and other revolutions. Emphasis on discussion and student producing a major research paper based on primary documents. Prerequisites: Successful completion of HIS 6630, IR 5551, or SS 6691.


HIS 6611 - Seminar in 19th Century Europe (3)

Study of topics in 19th century European history, emphasis on discussion and student producing a major research paper based on primary documents. Prerequisites: Successful completion of HIS 6630, IR 5551, or SS 6691.


HIS 6612 - Seminar in 20th Century Europe (3)

Study of topics in 20th century European history. Emphasis on discussion and student producing a major research paper based on primary documents. Prerequisites: Successful completion of HIS 6630, IR 5551, or SS 6691.


HIS 6613 - Seminar in British History (3)

Study of topics in British history. Emphasis on discussion and student producing a major research paper based on primary documents. Prerequisites: Successful completion of HIS 6630, IR 5551, or SS 6691.


HIS 6614 - Seminar in Contemporary Japan (3)

Study of topics in contemporary Japanese history from the Meiji reforms to the present. Emphasis on discussion and student producing a major research paper based on primary documents. Prerequisites: Successful completion of HIS 6630, IR 5551, or SS 6691.


HIS 6615 - Seminar in Latin American History (3)

Study of topics in Latin American history, emphasizing on the 20th century. Emphasis on discussion and student producing a major research paper based on primary documents. Prerequisites: Successful completion of HIS 6630, IR 5551, or SS 6691.


HIS 6630 - Foundations of Graduate Study in History (3)

Introduces the student to the basics of graduate work. Topics covered include the methods of historical research, writing, and citation as well as general themes and topics in historiography.


HIS 6632 - American Historiography (3)

An overview of the major historical works and historiographical controversies in American history. Emphasis on discussion and students producing a major research paper. Prerequisites: Successful completion of HIS 6630, IR 5551, or SS 6691.


HIS 6634 - European Historiography (3)

An overview of the major historical works and historiographical controversies in European history. Emphasis on discussion and students producing a major research paper.


HIS 6640 - Seminar in 17th century American History (3)

Study of topics in 17th century American history. Emphasis on discussion and student producing a major research paper based on primary documents. Prerequisites: Successful completion of HIS 6630, IR 5551, or SS 6691.


HIS 6641 - Seminar in Slavery (3)

Study of topics in slavery, focusing on American slavery. Emphasis on discussion and student producing a major research paper based on primary documents. Prerequisites: Successful completion of HIS 6630, IR 5551, or SS 6691.


HIS 6642 - Seminar in Ethnicity/Race in America (3)

Study of topics in race/ethnicity in American history. Emphasis on discussion and student producing a major research paper based on primary documents. Prerequisites: Successful completion of HIS 6630, IR 5551, or SS 6691.


HIS 6643 - Seminar in War and American Society (3)

Study of topics in war and society in American history. Emphasis on discussion and student producing a major research paper based on primary documents. Prerequisites: Successful completion of HIS 6630, IR 5551, or SS 6691.


HIS 6650 - Seminar in the History of Science (3)

Study of topics in the history of science. Emphasis on discussion and student producing a major research paper based on primary documents. Prerequisites: Successful completion of HIS 6630, IR 5551, or SS 6691.


HIS 6651 6652 - Thematic Historiography (3)

An exploration of the major historical works and historiographical controversies in a specific topic not generally covered by the curriculum. Emphasis placed on discussion and students producing a major research paper. Designed to fulfill the historiography component for the thematic secondary field. Prerequisites: Successful completion of HIS 6630, IR 5551, or SS 6691.


HIS 6653 - Seminar in Gender History (3)

Study of topics in gender history. Emphasis on discussion and student producing a major research paper based on primary documents. Prerequisites: Successful completion of HIS 6630, IR 5551, or SS 6691.


HIS 6660 - Seminar in Holocaust and Genocide (3)

Study of topics in the history of the Holocaust and genocide. . Emphasis on discussion and student producing a major research paper based on primary documents. Prerequisites: Successful completion of HIS 6630, IR 5551, or SS 6691.


HIS 6665 - Seminar in Medieval History (3)

Study of topics in medieval history. Emphasis on discussion and student producing a major research paper based on primary documents. Prerequisites: Successful completion of HIS 6630, IR 5551, or SS 6691.


HIS 6666 - Seminar in Renaissance and Reformation Europe (3)

Study of topics in the history of the European Renaissance and Reformation. Emphasis on discussion and student producing a major research paper based on primary documents. Prerequisites: successful completion of HIS 6630, IR 5551, or SS 6691.


HIS 6667 - Seminar in Age of Absolutism and Enlightenment (3)

Study of topics in age of absolutism and the Enlightenment in Europe. . Emphasis on discussion and student producing a major research paper based on primary documents. Prerequisites: Successful completion of HIS 6630, IR 5551, or SS 6691.


HIS 6670 - Historiography of the Middle East (3)

An exploration of the major historiographical works and historiographical controversies of the Middle East from the rise of Islam to the modern era. Prerequisites: Successful completion of HIS 6630, IR 5551, or SS 6691.


HIS 6671 - Historiography of Modern East Asia (3)

An exploration of the major historiographical works and controversies of East Asian history since the rise of imperialist and militarist Japan in Asia in the 1930s. The course focuses on China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam. Prerequisites: Successful completion of HIS 6630, IR 5551, or SS 6691.


HIS 6672 - Historiography of Africa (3)

An exploration of the major historiographical works and controversies of African history, focusing on the 19th and 20th centuries. . Prerequisites: Successful completion of HIS 6630, IR 5551, or SS 6691.


HIS 6673 - Historiography of Colonial Latin America (3)

An exploration of the major historiographical works and controversies of Latin American history from pre-Columbian times to the independence movements of the early 19th century. Prerequisites: Successful completion of HIS 6630, IR 5551, or SS 6691.


HIS 6674 - Historiography of Modern Latin America (3)

An exploration of the major historiographical works and controversies of Latin American history from the early 19th century to the present. Prerequisites: Successful completion of HIS 6630, IR 5551, or SS 6691.


HIS 6675 - Historiography of History of Mexico (3)

An exploration of the major historiographical works and controversies of Mexican history from pre- Columbian times to the present. Prerequisites: Successful completion of HIS 6630, IR 5551, or SS 6691.


HIS 6676 - Historiography of the ABC powers(3)

An exploration of the major historiographical works and controversies of the Latin American history, focusing on the ABC powers- Argentina, Brazil, and Chile. Prerequisites: Successful completion of HIS 6630, IR 5551, or SS 6691.


HIS 6677 - Historiography of the history of the Caribbean (3)

An exploration of the major historiographical works and controversies of Caribbean history from pre- Columbian history to the present. Prerequisites: Successful completion of HIS 6630, IR 5551, or SS 6691.


HIS 6678 - Historiography of Women, Health, and History (3)

An exploration of the major historiographical works and controversies of women, health, and history in the western world. Prerequisites: Successful completion of HIS 6630, IR 5551, or SS 6691.


HIS 6679 - Historiography of Infectious Diseases and History (3)

An exploration of the major historiographical works and controversies of infectious disease in history from the Neolithic revolution to the present, focusing on a specific case study. Prerequisites: Successful completion of HIS 6630, IR 5551, or SS 6691.


HIS 6680 - Teaching College History (3)

This course examines issues and pedagogy of teaching college level history. Students will produce a course syllabus, develop and present lectures, and develop assessments for their course content. Students will also observe a variety of teaching styles and begin to understand benefits and problems of a variety of course delivery methods. Prerequisites: Successful completion of HIS 6630, IR 5551, or SS 6691.


HIS 6694 6695 - Thesis Hours (3)

Directed research in selected areas of history, based on a student’s proposal, related to the student’s needs, and with the advice and approval of a faculty thesis advisor, and culminating in a research paper of appropriate depth and original scholarship. Grading will be on a Pass/Fail basis. Prerequisite: Successful completion of 30 semester hours of graduate level history courses and admission to candidacy.


HIS 6696 6697 - Seminar in Selected Topics in History (3)

A study of a specific topic not generally covered by the curriculum. Emphasis placed on discussion and students producing a major research paper based on primary sources. Prerequisites: Successful completion of HIS 6630, IR 5551, or SS 6691. See semester hour limits listed under Course Restrictions in General Regulations section.