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Resources & Opportunities


All courses are on the Troy Campus unless otherwise noted. Course descriptions for History, Philosophy, and Religion are located in the course catalog.

Note: All course listings are tentative.

Upper Level Courses for Fall 2021

  • PHI-2201: Introduction to Political Philosophy (Valentine)
  • PHI-2203: Introduction to Philosophy (Lim)
  • PHI-2204: Ethics (Lim)
  • HIS-2210: History through Games (Blum) (cross listed as GDD-2210)
  • REL-2210: Introduction to Biblical Studies (Valentine)
  • HIS-2225: The African-American Experience (Tucker)
  • REL-2280: World Religions (Valentine)
  • PHI-3310: Applied Ethics (Lim)
  • HIS-3375: Research and Methodology (Merriman)
  • HIS-4406: New South (Carlson)
  • HIS-4419: World War II (Puckett)
  • HIS-4438: The Cold War (Gnoinska)
  • HIS-4411: Colonial America (Buckner)
  • HIS-4437: Interwar and World War II America (Ross)
  • HIS-4444: The Crusades (Jones)
  • HIS-4481: Methods and Materials for the Secondary Teacher (Medeiros)

Online, Undergraduate, Fall 2021

  • PHI-2203: Introdcution to Philosophy (Lim) (T2)
  • PHI-2203: Introduction to Philosophy (Kennedy) (T1)
  • PHI-2204: Ethics (Lim) (T1)
  • PHI-2204: Ethics (Garlikov) (T2)
  • REL-2210: Introduction to Biblical Studies (Valentine) (T1)
  • REL-2280: World Religions (Ortiz) (T2)
  • HIS-3304: Military History of the United States (Saunders) (T1)
  • PHI-3310: Applied Ethics (Garlikov) (T1)
  • HIS-3316: History of Alabama (McCall) (T1)
  • PHI-3320: Non-Western Philosophies (Staff) (T2)
  • HIS-3375: Research and Methodology (Zeimet) (T1)
  • HIS-4405: Old South (Sivananda) (T2)
  • HIS-4406: New South (Olliff) (T1)
  • HIS-4438: The Cold War (Gnoinska) (T2)
  • HIS-4450: Environmental History of the U.S. (O'Sullivan) (T2)
  • HIS-4453: History of the Modern Middle East (Kane) (T1)
  • HIS-4466: Renaissance and Reformation (Hoose) (T1)
  • HIS-4468: Europe in the World Wars, 1914-1945 (Zeimet) (T2)

Online, Graduate, Fall 2021

  • HIS-5504: Military History of the United States (Saunders) (T2)
  • HIS-5512: American Revolution and New Nation (Buckner) (T1)
  • HIS-6602: Seminar in Twentieth Century America (Blum) (T1)

Upper Level Courses for Spring 2022

  • PHI-2204: Ethics (Staff)
  • REL-2210: Introduction to Biblical Studies (Valentine)
  • PHI-2215: General Topics in Philosophy (Valentine)
  • HIS-2220: Cultural History of Alcohol and Drug Use in the U.S. (McCall)
  • REL-2280: World Religions (Valentine)
  • CLA-3312: Civilization of Rome (Cross-listed with History) (Jones)
  • PHI-3320: Non-Western Philosophies (Valentine)
  • HIS-3375: Research and Methodology (Ross)
  • HIS-4412: American Revolution and New Nation (Buckner)
  • HIS-4415: Post-World War II America (Blum)
  • HIS-4431: The Vietnam War (Gnoinska)
  • HIS-4441: American Constitutional Development (Carlson)
  • HIS-4447: The Holocaust (Puckett)
  • HIS-4481: Methods and Materials for the Secondary Teacher (Medeiros)
  • HIS-4490: Senior Seminar (Tucker)

Online, Undergraduate, Spring 2022

  • PHI-2204: Ethics (Kennedy) (T3)
  • PHI-2204: Ethics (Garlikov) (T4)
  • REL-2210: Introduction to Biblical Studies (Valentine) (T3 and T4)
  • HIS-2215: History through Movies (Saunders) (T4)
  • PHI-2215: General Topics in Philosophy (UFOs: Logic and Lore) (Kennedy) (T4)
  • HIS-2230: General Topics in History (Revolutions) (Mihal) (T3)
  • REL-2280: World Religions (Ortiz) (T4)
  • PHI-3310: Applied Ethics (Garlikov) (T3)
  • HIS-3375: Research and Methodology (Merriman) (T3)
  • HIS-4401: French Revolution and Napoleon (Zeimet) (T4)
  • HIS-4413: Sectionalism, Civil War, and Reconstruction (Saunders) (T3)
  • HIS-4420: History of American Minorities (O'Sullivan) (T4)
  • HIS-4437: Interwar and World War II America (Zeimet) (T3)
  • HIS-4447: The Holocaust (Puckett) (T4)
  • HIS-4462: Age of Absolutism (Hoose) (T3)
  • HIS-4465: England from 1688 (T3) (Kane)
  • HIS-4490: Senior Seminar (Merriman) (T4)
  • HIS-4495: Special Topics in History (Moore) T4

Online, Graduate, Spring 2022

  • HIS-5520: Viet Nam (Tentative) (To Be Determined) (T4)
  • HIS-6670: Modern Middle East (Hagler) (T3)

Online, Undergraduate, Summer 2022

  • PHI-2204: Ethics (Kennedy) (T5)
  • REL-2280: World Religions (Ortiz) (T5)
  • HIS-3311: Western Thought since the 17th Century (Mihal) (T5)
  • HIS-3375: Research and Methodology (Olliff) (T5)
  • HIS-4411: Colonial America (Sivananda) (T5)
  • HIS-4421: African-American History (Merriman) (T5)

Online, Graduate, Summer 2022

  • HIS-6660: Holocaust and Genocide (Puckett) (T5)


Courses offered every semester

HIS-1101: Western Civilization I (also online)

HIS-1102: Western Civilization II (also online)

HIS-1111: US History to 1877 (also online)

His-1112: US History since 1877 (also online)

HIS-1122: World History to 1500 (also online)

HIS-1123: World History from 1500 (also online)

HIS-3375: Historical Research and Methods (also online)

HIS-4481: Methods and Materials for History Teachers 


Previous Courses:

Upper-Level Courses for Spring 2021
PHI-2204: Ethics (Lim)
An introduction to basic ethics and to contemporary ethical issues. Two sections: Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30-10:45; Monday and Wednesday, 2:00-3:15.

PHI-2205: Introduction to Logic (Lim)
This course introduces students to the principles of logic skills, especially formal reasoning abilities. The contents of the course include, but are not limited to, the nature of arguments, the difference between deduction and induction, categorical propositions and syllogisms, the Venn diagram and the truth-table methods, propositional logic, and natural deduction. The highlight of this course is symbolic logic. Students will learn how to formalize a variety of statements and arguments into symbolic system and apply logical rules to prove the truth of statements and validity of arguments. This course will also help students prepare for post-graduate standardized tests (GRE, LSAT, GMAT, and MCAT). Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 11:00-11:50.

REL-2210: Biblical Studies (Valentine)
An Introduction to the books of the Old Testament (Hebrew Bible) and New Testament in their historical settings, emphasizing textual analyses, literary forms/ their function and use in the past and present in both the Jewish and Christian traditions. Two sections: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 9:00-9:50; Tuesday and Thursday, 11:00-12:15.

REL-2280: World Religions (Valentine)
Historical development and basic beliefs of the world’s major religions. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 1:00-1:50.

HIS-2230: Sports History (Arnold)
An overview of the origins, development, and spread of sports from a global perspective, placing particular emphasis on the cultural and socioeconomic influence of Sports in the United States in the 19th and 20th centuries, and focusing on the changing role of sports as a means of social reflection in the 21st-century. Tuesday and Thursday, 2:00-3:15.

HIS-3316: History of Alabama (McCall)

A study of the demographic, political, social, economic, and religious aspects of Alabama’s history, emphasizing the role of the state within the nation. Monday and Wednesday, 3:00-4:15.

PHI-3322: Philosophy of Religion (Lim)
This course examines philosophical issues relating to religion. The questions we will discuss include: Is there evidence for God’s existence? Why is there evil if there is God? Can we know God’s existence without evidence? What is the relation between divine foreknowledge and human freedom? Is there an afterlife and what is it like? Are religion and science compatible or incompatible? Can there be morality without God? How should we understand differences between religions? Is there only one true religion? We will attempt to answer these questions in terms of consistency, coherence, and reasonableness of philosophical arguments. Readings will be drawn from both historical and contemporary sources. Tuesday and Thursday, 12:30-1:45.

HIS-3375: Research and Methodolgy (Buckner)
A course designed to acquaint students with research methods and computer skills as related to the history profession. The principal requirement is the successful completion of a formal research paper in which students will demonstrate proficiency in research, writing, and basic computer skills. Note: It is strongly recommended that history majors complete this course during the first term of their junior year. Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30-10:45.

HIS-4407: Jacksonian America (Carlson)
A study of the emerging American nation. Topics will include Jeffersonian and Jacksonian democracy, the market revolution and slavery, the Second Great Awakening, and rise of reform movements, Manifest Destiny and the Mexican War. Tuesday and Thursday, 11:00-12:15.

HIS-4422: Gender in American History (Blum)
An introduction to the history of gender in America from the 17th century to the present, exploring the major economic, religious, social, and political ideas and developments which have shaped conceptions about gender in American history. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 9:00-9:50.

HIS-4430: Civil Rights Movement (Tucker)
This course will examine the US Civil Rights Movement from its roots in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, through its peak in the 1950s-60s, and its ongoing legacy today. We will explore the movement’s major tactics, legislation, organization, strategies, and philosophies, as well as focusing on the lives and accomplishments of the ordinary people who challenged systematic social and legislative inequality. Ultimately, this course will not only broaden knowledge of the Civil Rights Movement itself, but will also deepen understanding of the world we live in today. Tuesday and Thursday, 2:00-3:15.

HIS-4449: History of Nazi Germany (Puckett)
This course will examine Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party from their origins in the aftermath of World War I, through their rise to power in 1933, to the shattering defeat of the regime in 1945. In this course, we will focus on how Hitler and the Nazis came to power and why such an educated, industrially advanced country like Germany, which was at the very heart of Western civilization, would support such a regime. We will also focus on Hitler and the Nazis once they achieved power: their policies and practices, the collaboration and resistance to the Nazis, and the ramifications of Nazi rule. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 11:00-11:50.

HIS-4490: Senior Seminar (Gnoinska)
The capstone course for history majors which synthesizes students' course work through research historiography, writing, speaking and reading comprehension. Prerequisite: Senior status at all institutions and HIS 3375. Tuesday and Thursday, 12:30-1:45.

CLA-3311: Civilization of Greece (Jones)
This course examines the historical and cultural achievements of the ancient Greeks and their legacy to the modern world. The class covers the rise of ancient Greece as well as political, religious, literary, artistic and intellectual developments during the Archaic, Hellenic, and Hellenistic eras. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 10:00-10:50.

Dothan Campus
HIS-4467: Medieval Europe (Hoose) (Term 3)
Western Europe from the fall of Rome to the Renaissance, including religious and intellectual traditions and the revival of governmental institutions. Monday and Wednesday, 5:30-7:45.

HIS-2230: On Revolution (Mihal) (Term 3)
This general topic course in History focuses on Revolutions, the concept of revolution, types of revolution, revolution scripts, categories of revolution, and specific revolutions that occurred in history.

HIS-3347: Cultural History of the United States since 1877 (O'Sullivan) (Term 4)
This course provides a concentrated study of changing thought patterns resulting from the rise of Big Business, theories of the public interest, and the emergence of the United States as a world power. Wide opportunities for reading offered in religion, philosophy, literature, and the arts.

HIS-4443: Late Antiquity (Hoose) (Term 3)
Study of developments in the Mediterranean and Europe during the third through eighth centuries ,including the fall of the Roman empire and the rise of barbarian kingdoms. The course examines the interrelatedness of economics, politics, warfare, and religion in shaping late ancient societies.

HIS-4467: Medieval Europe (Hoose) (Term 4)
Western Europe from the fall of Rome to the Renaissance, including religious and intellectual traditions and the revival of governmental institutions.