History Courses

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1050 (2321). World Civilization to the Sixteenth Century. 3 hours. A study of important events in the development of humankind from primitive times to the 16th century. Emphasis is on selected personalities and economic, intellectual, political, religious and social trends. Satisfies the Crosscultural and Global Studies requirement of the University Core Curriculum.

1051. World Civilization to the Sixteenth Century for the Classic Learning Core. 3 hours. A study of history, culture and ideas from the origins of civilization to the 16th century. Prerequisite(s): acceptance into CLC Honors. Satisfies the Crosscultural and Global Studies requirement of the University Core Curriculum.

1060 (2322). World Civilization from the Sixteenth Century. 3 hours. A study of important events in the development of humankind from the 16th century. Emphasis is on selected personalities and economic, intellectual, political, religious and social trends. Satisfies the Crosscultural and Global Studies requirement of the University Core Curriculum.

1061. World Civilization from the Sixteenth Century for the Classic Learning Core. 3 hours. A study of history, culture and ideas from the Renaissance to our own times. Prerequisite(s): acceptance into CLC Honors. Satisfies the Crosscultural and Global Studies requirement of the University Core Curriculum.

2610-2621. United States History.

2610 (1301). United States History to 1865. 3 hours.

2611. United States History to 1865 for the Classic Learning Core. 3 hours. Factual and interpretive coverage of the American colonies from their European beginnings through maturity and independence, and the evolution of the American nation through the Civil War. Prerequisite(s): acceptance into CLC Honors.

2620 (1302). United States History Since 1865. 3 hours.

2621. United States History Since 1865 for the Classic Learning Core. 3 hours. Factual and interpretive coverage of the United States since the Civil War. Prerequisite(s): acceptance into CLC Honors.

2900-2910. Special Problems. 1-3 hours each. Prerequisite(s): consent of department.

3010. The Near East to 500 B.C. 3 hours. A study of the technological, intellectual, spiritual and socio-political background and development of Southwest Asia and Egypt before the classical period.

3150. Historical and Cultural Development of the Mexican-American Community. 3 hours. The historical evolution of Mexican-American culture, social structure, family patterns and community organization, and their effects on education, economic and religious institutions. Satisfies the Diversity in the United States requirement of the University Core Curriculum.

3460. History of England to 1714. 3 hours. Survey from the Anglo-Saxon period to 1714.

3470. History of England and the British Empire Since 1714. 3 hours.

3500. Early American Enterprise. 3 hours. Economic development from the age of exploration through the Civil War.

3550. Modern American Enterprise. 3 hours. Economic development since the Civil War.

3650. Representative American Leaders, Colonial Period to 1865. 3 hours. Examination and evaluation of major figures in the settlement and growth of the nation.

3660. Representative American Leaders Since 1865. 3 hours. Examination and evaluation of major figures in development during the Gilded Age and the 20th century.

3710. Diplomatic History of the United States to 1900. 3 hours. Diplomatic problems and general international relations.

3720. Diplomatic History of the United States from 1900-1945. 3 hours. Diplomatic problems and general international relations.

3750. Greek Civilization. 3 hours. History to the Roman conquest.

3760. Roman Civilization. 3 hours. History to the fall of the Roman Empire.

4010. History of Science and Technology to Newton. 3 hours. The history of scientific thought and technology from primitive times to the Scientific Revolution. Emphasis is on the historical development of underlying philosophical presuppositions of scientific inquiry and the relationship between science and technology and their impact on society.

4020. History of Science and Technology Since Newton. 3 hours. The history of scientific thought and technology from Newton to Einstein. Emphasis is on the historical development of the underlying philosophical presuppositions of scientific inquiry and the relationship between science and technology and their impact on society.

4050. History of Russia to the Mid-Nineteenth Century. 3 hours. History from the ninth century; Kievan Rus, Mongols, Muscovy and Imperial Russia to Alexander II.

4060. History of Russia from the Mid-Nineteenth Century. 3 hours. History from the reign of Alexander II; last imperial decades, world war, revolution and rise of the Soviet State.

4070. World War II. 3 hours. History of World War II, 1939-1945. Emphasis is on European military events, but attention also is given to the Pacific theater, politics, diplomacy and technology.

4120. The Conquest of South America. 3 hours. The discovery, conquest and Europeanization of South America to 1700.

4170. South American Independence, 1700-1830. 3 hours. The decline and fall of the Spanish and Portuguese empires and the emergence of the South American nations.

4180. Colonial Mexico and the Spanish Southwest. 3 hours. Conquest and expansion of the Spanish in North America.

4190. History of Mexico, 1810 to the Present. 3 hours. Social, economic and political history since independence.

4220. The Renaissance. 3 hours. Europe in the 14th and 15th centuries; commercial and scientific revolutions, Italian and Christian humanism, and flowering of the fine arts.

4230. The Age of the Reformation. 3 hours. Europe in the 16th century; Valois-Hapsburg struggle, Catholic Reformation, Protestant Revolt and Counter-Reformation.

4250. Medieval Europe. 3 hours. Emphasizes social, economic and cultural developments.

4260. Topics in History. 3 hours. A study of historical topics of contemporary interest. Group A, B or C classification depends on the topic. May be repeated for credit as topics vary.

4290. Intellectual and Cultural History of Medieval and Early Modern Europe. 3 hours. From the rise of Christianity through the Enlightenment; early Christian church; monasticism; rise of schools and universities; medieval philosophy; revival of Roman and canon law; medieval religious dissent and emergence of Protestantism; rise of national, secularistic political ideas; birth of modern science; the Enlightenment.

4300. The French Revolution and Napoleon. 3 hours. Study of Revolutionary and Napoleonic periods to 1815.

4330. Absolutism and Enlightenment in Europe, 1648-1789. 3 hours. A study of European politics and culture in the 17th and 18th centuries with an emphasis upon the rise of the modern state and the development of 18th-century rationalism and philosophy.

4340. Europe in the Nineteenth Century, 1815-1914. 3 hours. European politics, intellectual movements and diplomacy, 1815 to 1914, with special attention to the effects of nationalism.

4350. Europe in the Age of the Dictators, 1914-1945. 3 hours. Europe in the 20th century; emphasizes rise of dictators and World War II.

4360. Europe Since World War II. 3 hours. The post war world, cold war and trends in international affairs.

4370. Intellectual and Cultural History of Modern Europe. 3 hours. From the French Revolution of 1789; romanticism, revolution, reform movements, realism and the intellectual currents of the 20th century.

4400. Social and Cultural History of the United States to 1865. 3 hours. Intellectual ideas and culture through the Civil War.

4410. Social and Cultural History of the United States Since 1865. 3 hours. Intellectual ideas and culture since the Civil War.

4420. History of American Constitutional Development, 1783-Present. 3 hours. Development from the Articles of Confederation to the present; role of the Supreme Court; changing nature of constitutional doctrines.

4430. History of American Political Parties, 1783-Present. 3 hours. Growth and development of the two-party system; role in the political development of American governmental institutions and their operations.

4440. African-American History and Culture to 1900. 3 hours. Social, cultural and political position of African Americans in the United States. Satisfies the Diversity in the United States requirement of the University Core Curriculum.

4450. African-American History and Culture Since 1900. 3 hours. Social, cultural and political position of African Americans in the United States; development of segregation; civil rights movement. Satisfies the Diversity in the United States requirement of the University Core Curriculum.

4460. Women in United States History. 3 hours. Women's contributions from establishment of colonies to contemporary movements of women's liberation. Satisfies the Diversity in the United States Requirement of the University Core Curriculum.

4470. Major Issues in U.S. Women's History Since 1840.3 hours. Reading and discussion of concepts and literature from important writers in the area of United States women's history.

4530. Islamic History, 600-1800. 3 hours. Survey of Islamic political, social and cultural history. It aims at providing the student with a sense of the nature of political styles, institutions, the fabric of society, attitudes and behaviors, heroes and villains, that are and were alive in Islamdom.

4540. Middle East from Muhammad's Medina to Khomeini's Tehran. 3 hours. This course will survey Middle Eastern political,
social and intellectual history. The first half of the course will be devoted to the days of the prophet, the expansion of Islam, the Ottomans and the growing influence of Europe. The second half of the course will look at the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire, imperialism, the creation of states and the emergence of nationalism.

4550. Traditional China. 3 hours. Chinese civilization to the end of the Ming dynasty (1644); political and cultural history; development of traditional political institutions, art, literature, religion and philosophy.

4560. Modern China. 3 hours. Chinese history since establishment of the Ch'ing dynasty, emphasizing the period since 1839; internal developments, China's response to the West and its acceptance of communism.

4570. Japanese History. 3 hours. From mythological origins to the present; political history; development of philosophy, art and literature.

4580. Africa to the Nineteenth Century. 3 hours. History of Africa focusing on the ancient civilizations of Egypt, Kush, Axum, Ethiopia, Sudanic civilization and others; contacts with Europe and Asia, Islam and the slave trade.

4590. Modern Africa. 3 hours. History of the African continent from 1800, emphasizing issues related to the European penetration and the African resistance to it, colonial rule, the rise of nationalism, liberation movements, independence and underdevelopment.

4640. Early United States Military History to 1815. 3 hours. The genesis and development of the American military system and traditions from Colonial times through the War of 1812.

4650. Evolution of Warfare to Napoleon. 3 hours. A survey of the evolution of the art and science of warfare in Western Civilization from ancient Greek society to the French Revolution.

4660. Evolution of Warfare from Napoleon. 3 hours. A survey of the evolution of the art of warfare in Western Civilization from the French Revolution to the end of the Cold War.

4680. The American City in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries. 3 hours. Issues and problems surrounding the American city from the rise of the eastern seaports to the development of metropolitan areas nationwide.

4700. History of Texas. 3 hours. People and events in the development of Texas from a frontier to an urban state.

4750. The Early American Frontier. 3 hours. The Frontier as a region and process from the Atlantic seaboard to the Mississippi Valley.

4760. The Trans-Mississippi West in American History. 3 hours. Political, economic and social institutions of the American West, and their influence on national development.

4780. Indian Policy in American History. 3 hours. An examination of American Indian policy from the Colonial period to the present.

4790. Diplomatic History of the United States Since 1945. 3 hours. Diplomatic problems since 1945.

4800. The Relations Between the United States and Latin American Countries. 3 hours. Latin American policies of the United States; diplomatic, economic and cultural relations between the United States and Latin American republics.

4830. The Old South. 3 hours. Social, economic and political development.

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