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Resources & Opportunities


All courses are on the Troy Campus unless otherwise noted.

Course lists for 2021-2022 coming soon.

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.



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-1113: US History to 1877 (Honors)

His-1114: US History since 1877 (Honors)

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 


Courses offered in Spring 2020, T3, and T4

HIS-2230: General Topics in History: History of American Foodways

HIS-3302: History of Religion in the U.S. (online, T4)

HIS-3375: Historical Research and Methods

HIS-3375: Historical Research and Methods (online, T3)

HIS-3375: Historical Research and Methods (online, T5, Summer)

HIS-4406: History of the New South (online, T3)

HIS-4411: The American Revolution and New Nation

HIS-4413: Sectionalism, Civil War, and Reconstruction

HIS-4441: American Constitutional Development (online, T5, Summer)

HIS-4490: Senior Seminar in History

HIS-4495: Selected Topics: Medieval Heresy and Inquisition (Dothan Campus, T3)

HIS-5548: History of the West in American History (graduate, online, T3)

HIS-6653: Seminar in Gender History (graduate, online, T4)

HIS-6665: Seminar in Medieval History (graduate, online, T3)

CLA-3312: Civilization of Rome (Counts as upper-level history)


Courses offered in Summer 2020 and T5 (all courses online)

HIS-1101: Wesern Civilization I

HIS-1102: Western Civililzation II

HIS-1122: World History to 1500

HIS-1123: World History from 1500

HIS-3375: Historical Research and Methods

HIS-4405: History of the Old South

HIS-4423: American Diplomatic History

HIS-4441: American Constitutional Development

GDD-3320: Game Development

PHI-2204: Ethics

REL-2210: Biblical Studies

REL-2280: World Religions


Courses offered in Fall 2020, T1, and T2

HIS-2230: General Topics in History: Great Trials (online, T2)

HIS-3346: Cultural History of the United States to 1877  (online, T2)

HIS-4405 History of the Old South

HIS-4409: Infectious Diseases and History

HIS-4438: The Cold War

HIS-4443: Late Antiquity (Dothan Campus, T1)

HIS-4444: The Crusades (online, T2)

HIS-4448: The Westward Movement

HIS-4453: History of the Modern Middle East 

HIS-4467: Medieval Europe

HIS-4481: Methods and Materials for Teaching History

HIS-4495: Selected Topics in History: World War II


Philosophy and Religion


Courses Offered Spring 2021 - Troy Campus

PHI-2203: Introduction to Philosophy

PHI-2204: Ethics and the Modern World

PHI-2205: Introduction to Logic

PHI-2215: General Topics in Philosophy

PHI-3310: Applied Ethics

REL-2210: Intro to Biblical Studies 


Term 3 2020

PHI-2203: Introduction to Philosophy - Dothan

PHI-2204: Ethics and the Modern World - Montgomery

PHI-2204: Ethics and the Modern World - TROY - Online

PHI-3310: Applied Ethics - TROY - Online

REL-2210: Intro to Biblical Studies - TROY – Online 


Term 4 2020

PHI-2203: Introduction to Philosophy - TROY - Online

PHI-2204: Ethics and the Modern World- TROY - Online

REL-2280: World Religions - Montgomery

REL-2280: World Religions - TROY - Online 


Courses offered in Fall 2020 - Troy Campus

PHI-2201: Introduction to Political Philosophy

PHI-2203: Introduction to Philosophy

PHI-2204: Ethics 

PHI-2210: Critical Thinking

REL-2280: World Religions

REL-4445: Selected Topics in Religion: Tibetan Buddhism


Courses Offered T1, Online and Dothan, Montgomery, and Phenix City Campuses

PHI-2203: Introduction to Philosophy (Dothan)

PHI-2203: Introduction to Philosophy (Online)

PHI-2204: Ethics (Montgomery)

PHI-2204: Ethics (Online)

PHI-3310: Applied Ethics (Online)

REL-2210: Introduction to Biblical Studies (Online)

REL-2280: World Religions (Phenix City)


Courses Offered T2, Online and Dothan, Montgomery, and Phenix City Campuses

PHI-2203: Introduction to Philosophy (Online)

PHI-2204: Ethics (Online)

REL-2280: World Religions (Dothan)

REL-2280: World Religions (Montgomery)

REL-2280: World Religions (Online)