Department Head: Dr. Paul Beezley, firstname.lastname@example.org
MA Program Coordinator: Dr. Russel Lemmons, email@example.com
The Department of History and Foreign Languages offers courses leading to the Master of Arts (MA) degree with a major in History and supporting courses for the Master of Arts (MA) degree with a major in Integrated Studies. For students majoring in Secondary Education with a teaching field in History or General Social Studies, supporting courses are offered for the Master of Science in Education (MSE) degree.
This course focuses on the history of ancient Greece, beginning with the prehistoric Mycenaean civilization, and ending with the death of Alexander the Great. Special attention will be given to the Classical Period, dominated by the Peloponnesian War between Athens and Sparta.
A historical investigation of human interaction with the environment in the United States from the pre-colonial era to the present.
Prerequisite for Undergraduate: HY 101 or permission of instructor. Prerequisite for Graduate: None. This course examines warfare and the military history of the ancient world, including but not limited to Greece, Macedonia, the Roman Republic, and the Roman Empire.
Prerequisite(s): HY 102.
A survey of the military and diplomatic history of Europe from the Peace of Westphalia to the end of the Second World War.
Prerequisite(s): HY 112 or instructor approval.
This course will explore historical themes in modern China from the last decades of the Qing Dynasty through the present, including a study of the challenging political and social atmospheres.
Prerequisite for Undergraduate: 3 hours of HY or permission of instructor. Prerequisite for Graduate: None. This course examines the work of public history, including but not limited to, archival management, museum exhibition production, historic preservation, cultural resources management, historical interpretation, and the role of the public intellectual.
Prerequisite for Undergraduate: 3 hours of history or permission of instructor. Prerequisite for Graduate: None. This course will introduce students to the methods and theory of oral history. The course includes the preparation of oral history projects and evaluation of oral narratives.
This class will explore the ways in which significant historical events are commemorated in Indian cinema. Several key points in nation's history will be studied by conventional methods and subsequently re-studied through watching Bollywood productions.
This course will trace the main events of Byzantine history (330 –1453) chronologically and will discuss a number of specific topics such as the political organization of Byzantium, international relations, society, economy, and culture.
Prerequisites for Undergraduate: HY 201 and 202. Prerequisite for Graduate: None. American society through its literature, religion, philosophy, and arts. Emphasis upon immigration strains, European cultural transfer, and environmental adaptations which have formed the American character. Wide opportunities for reading offered in religion, philosophy, literature, and the arts.
Prerequisites for Undergraduate: HY 202 or approval of instructor. Prerequisite for Graduate: None. This course will evaluate shifting immigration origins. Concentrated study will be given to the changing thought patterns which have resulted from Darwinism, the rise of Big Business, theories of the public interest, Pragmatism, and the emergence of the United States as a world power.
Prerequisites for Undergraduate: HY 201 and 202. Prerequisite for Graduate: None. The study of the historic roots of regional culture that will integrate topics such as the "Cult of the Lost Cause," religion, folk life, music, literature, and the transition from a rural/agricultural society to an urban/commercial/industrial one.
Prerequisite(s): HY 201.
This course is a survey of Native American history in what becomes the United States from the pre-colonial period through 1840. Particular attention will be paid to regional cultures, the impact of European contact, Native-US government relations, and the consequences of removal.
Prerequisite(s): HY 202.
This course is a survey of Native American history in what becomes the United States from 1840 through the present day. Particular attention will be paid to Native-US government relations, the impact of the reservation and assimilation programs, and modern rights issues.
Prerequisites for Undergraduate: HY 201 and 202. Prerequisite for Graduate: None. The development of the American Republic from the end of the American Revolution until the Compromise of 1850, with special emphasis on the influence that Jefferson and Jackson had on the evolution of democratic attitudes and institutions.
Prerequisites for Undergraduate: HY 201 and 202. Prerequisite for Graduate: None. Description and evaluation of the shift of the United States from an agrarian to an industrial nation; the heritage of Civil War and Reconstruction; the rise of the Great Moguls; mass production and technological change; the rise of labor union movements and organized farm protests; the Spanish-American War; and American involvement in World War I.
Prerequisite for Undergraduate: HY 201 or permission of instructor. Prerequisite for Graduate: None. This course will explore how the Civil War has been remembered by Hollywood, how it can differ from the historical record, and how films often reflect the social and political sensibilities of their respective time period.
Prerequisites for Undergraduate: HY 201 and 202. Prerequisite for Graduate: None. History of United States foreign relations beginning with the American Revolutionary Period and continuing through the decade of the 1920s. A study of the historical changes in American foreign policy objectives which led to the increased size and importance of the United States.
Prerequisite for Undergraduate: HY 102 or permission of instructor. Prerequisite for Graduate: None. An examination of major Asian civilizations from the sixteenth century to the present, including those in China, India, Korea, Japan, and Vietnam. Special focus on religion, culture, economics, political structures, and international relations, both within Asia and with the West.
Prerequisite for Undergraudate: HY 202 or permission of instructor. Prerequisite for Graduate: None. This course explores the experiences of Asian Americans from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. It examines the rich diversity of the Asian American community and considers how events within the U.S. and outside of it have shaped the lives of their community.
Prerequisite for Undergraduate: HY 201 and 202 or approval of instructor. Prerequisite for Graduate: None. A study of Mexico's past including pre-Columbian civilizations, the Spanish Conquest and Colonial period, the independence movement and the early republic, the struggle for nationhood, the modernization of Mexico with a special emphasis on the Mexican Revolution and the forces that shaped present day Mexico.
(3): An introduction to the theory of Religious History and the study of the history and practices of the five dominant world religions using resources from within those traditions.
Directed readings or research project agreed to among student, instructor and head of the History Department.
Techniques of historical research, nature of history, theories of historical interpretation, and intensive study of controversies in history.
Major themes of European history from the seventeenth to the twentieth centuries including survey of relevant literature and interpretations.
Foundations of American foreign policy. Not open to those taking credit for PSC 421G.
This course will cover the practical and pedagogical knowledge necessary to successfully design, manage and teach a college-level history course.
A study of the political, economic, social, and cultural trends of the nations of Latin America from the end of World War II to the present.
The frontier experience had a defining influence on the development of the nations, their people, and culture. This graduate-level seminar course will compare frontiers and their effect around the world including the United States, Canada, South America, Australia, southern Africa, Asia, and Europe.
Seminar in the intellectual and cultural sources that went into the making of the American tradition, particularly the influences on the Founders' generation.
Effect of the Industrial Revolution and urbanization of America on society and thought patterns in the U.S. as seen in the end of "American innocence" and the search for security in a changed America and a constantly changing world.
This course will trace the evolution of women's societal, economic and political roles in the United States from the "Age of Association" in the mid-nineteenth century through the modern period. By the end of the course, we will have answered the question of whether "we've come a long way, Baby!" or not.
The African-American experience from the Civil War to the present, focusing on the creation of segregation, resistance to discrimination and the Civil Rights movement. The influence of African-American culture on the larger American society will receive special attention.
A seminar which explores a number of issues within the field of Native American history, including, but not limited to, land rights, violence and genocide, education, mascots, and culture regions.
This course will be a broad-based study in the history of American capitalism from the early evolution of a market economy, the rise of industrialism, and through the ascendance of American consumerism. Although the narrative of American enterprise forms the basic course structure, we will also examine the social, cultural, and political impact of capitalism.
From the birth of the advertising industry at the end of the nineteenth century to the guerilla marketing and online pop-up ads of today, commercial messages are an integral part of American life and culture. In this course, students will examine the history of advertising and the important role it played in the development of mass culture in the United States.
Study of major economic, political, sociological, racial, cultural, and intellectual developments during the century.
Causes of the Civil War and political, social, economic, and military aspects of its conduct; examination of various interpretations of the Reconstruction period, regional and national.
Closing aspects of Spanish-American War, emergence of an imperial power; Theodore Roosevelt's Square Deal, 1901-1909; Imperialism and Dollar Diplomacy, 1901-1913; Taft and the Progressives; Woodrow Wilson and the New Freedom, 1913-1917; World War I and its aftermath, 1917-1929; restoration of the G.O.P.; hope for a new economic era; Hoover and the Depression, 1929-1932; election of 1932.
This course explores the ways in which popular Hollywood films construct the historical past, the ensuing battles among historians and the public over Hollywood's version of American history, and the ways that such films can be utilized as historical documents themselves.
Economic, social, political, military, and diplomatic aspects of years 1789-1815, with emphasis on France as the moving force of the period.
This seminar examines the life and career of Napoleon Bonaparte as a shaping force in European history. It will focus on his abilities as a French Revolutionary and as inheritor of France's war machine. The course will examine his rise and ultimate defeat, and his affect on the course of European history.
International relations of European states in 19th century, with emphasis on the Congress System, Eastern Question, Bismarckian System, and pre-War balance of power.
A historical and historiographical overview of the Reformation period, encompassing pre-Reformation, Luther, Calvin, and the Counter Reformation.
Political analysis of development of individual states within framework of East-West conflict and economic competition and cooperation.
Study of major economic, political, sociological, racial, cultural, and intellectual developments since the turn of the century.
Survey of Modern Far Eastern history with emphasis on China and Japan.
Topics, excursions, and requirements determined by department. May be duplicated for credit for a maximum of 6 hours. Infrequently scheduled and subject to minimum and maximum hours. Advance deposit required. Grades: Pass/Fail.
England's emergence as a modern state, 1485-1603; constitutional, economic, social, and intellectual developments during the Renaissance and Reformation.
Study of major political, social, economic, and religious developments in seventeenth century England.
Study of major political, social, economic, and diplomatic developments in eighteenth century England.
Detailed study of Britain's political, social, diplomatic, and industrial development since 1865; Britain's experiment with socialism and decline as a great world power.
A survey of the historical literature concerning the nature and course of National Socialism in Germany in the mid-Twentieth Century and its impact on European History.
Prerequisite(s): Dean's Approval and Approval of Application for Thesis Option.
See "Thesis Option and Procedures." May be duplicated for credit for a total of 6 semester hours Grades: Pass/Fail.