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Undergraduate

Undergraduate History Courses and Requisite Syllabi

HIST 1301 - United States History I - A survey of the significant diplomatic, economic, political, and social developments in the United States from the colonial period through the Civil War and reconstruction. May be taken in fulfillment of the statutory requirements for a baccalaureate degree.

HIST 1302 - United States History II - A survey of the significant diplomatic, economic, political, and social developments in the United States since reconstruction. May be taken in fulfillment of the statutory requirements for a baccalaureate degree.

HIST 2321 - World Civilizations I - A survey of the rise and development of the major civilizations of the world up to the modern era.

HIST 2322 - World Civilizations II - A survey of the historical development of the major civilizations of the world in modern times.

HIST 3300 - Historical Methods and Research - A practical study of the historical method, research, and writing. Required of all history majors and students seeking a secondary teaching field in history.

HIST 3301 - Patterns of World History - Advanced studies in world civilizations from earliest times to the present.

HIST 3352 - Renaissance Europe - A study of the political, social, and economic changes in Europe during the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. Study will focus upon the artistic, literary, and intellectual developments in Italy.

HIST 3353 - Reformation Europe - A history of Europe in the sixteenth century. Special emphasis on the rise and spread of Protestantism and the Catholic Reformation.

HIST 3354 - Medieval Europe - The fusion of classical, Christian, and barbarian cultures and the emergence of a distinctly Western civilization in medieval Europe from the fourth to the fifteenth century.

HIST 3356 - Seventeenth-Century Europe - A study of the major political, economic, social, cultural, scientific, and intellectual developments in Europe during the seventeenth century to 1715.

HIST 3357 - Eighteenth-Century Europe - A study of European developments in the eighteenth century, 1715 -1815, focusing on the political, philosophical, cultural, and industrial revolutions that helped shape the course of modern history.

HIST 3358 - Nineteenth-Century Europe - A study of European developments from the downfall of Napoleon to the coming of World War I (1815-1914) emphasizing the growth of liberalism, nationalism, industrialization, and imperialism.

HIST 3359 - Twentieth Century Europe - A study of European developments from the beginning of World War I in 1914 to the present, emphasizing the problems of the Paris peace settlement, the rise of fascism, the impact of the depression, the effects of World War II, and the shaping of the contemporary period.

HIST 3360 - Perspectives on Science and Math - A study designed to meet the unique needs of future teachers. It is one of the specially designed content courses in the UTeach sequence. This upper-division history course explores a selection of topics and episodes in the history of science and mathematics.

HIST 3382 - Mediterranean Civilization - The Ancient Near East and Greco-Roman civilization from the Bronze Age to the fourth century. Emphasis on contributions to the cultural heritage of the western world.

HIST 3383 - Tudor and Stuart England - Study of the origins of modern England. Emphasis on religious reformation, religious and constitutional conflicts, civil war and revolution, and social, economic and cultural developments.

HIST 3395 - History of Russia - A study of Russia examining the Kievan and later medieval polities, the Muskovite state, Imperial Russia, and the Soviet and post-Soviet regime to the present.

HIST 4301 - Elements of History - Study of the role of history in the elementary school curriculum; techniques of historical inquiry and the use of source materials; and major themes of the local, state, national, and international past. (Cannot be used to satisfy requirements for the history major or secondary teaching fields in history or social studies.)

HIST 4320 - History of Texas - Study of the development of Texas from pre-history to the modern era.

HIST 4322 - The American South - Study of the development of the South as a historically distinct section of the United States.

HIST 4323 - 20th Century Presidential Leadership - A critical study of the 20th century presidents.  Considers how their personality shaped their leadership and public approval and, in turn, how they affected policy decisions.

*HIST 4325 - Early American Social and Intellectual History - Traces the main themes of social and intellectual change in the United States from the colonial period to 1877. (Replaced by HIST 4331)

*HIST 4326 - Modern American Social and Intellectual History - Traces the main themes of social and intellectual change in the United States from 1877 to the present. (Replaced by HIST 4331)

HIST 4327 - Early American Diplomatic History - A study of the major themes in American foreign relations from the Revolution to 1877.

HIST 4328 - Modern American Diplomatic History - A study of the major themes in American foreign relations from 1877 to the present.

HIST 4329 - Early American Military History - A study of the American military experience from the colonial period through the Civil War emphasizing the growth of the military institution and its relation with American society.

HIST 4330 - Modern American Military History - A study of the American military experience from the Civil War through the present emphasizing the growth of the military institution and its relation with American society.

HIST 4331 - American Social History - Traces the main themes of social change in the United States from the colonial period to the present.

*HIST 4332 - American Diplomatic History – A study of the major themes in American foreign relations from the Revolution to the present.  (Replaced by HIST 4327 and HIST 4328)

*HIST 4333 - American Military History – A study of the American military experience from the colonial period to the present emphasizing the growth of the military institution and its relation with American society.  (Replaced by HIST 4329 and HIST 4330).

HIST 4334 - Women in U.S. History - An examination of the private and public lives of women in the US from pre-colonial times to the present, and how women's experiences have been shaped by factors such as race, class, religion, sexuality, and region.

HIST 4368, 4668 - Field Experience in History - Provides the student with the opportunities to study historical sites and museums, use archival records, and conduct field research on a given topic which includes some travel. Classroom experiences employing the lecture and seminar methods complement the field experience. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. No more than three semester hours of travel/study courses may be applied to the major or teaching field requirements in history.

HIST 4370 - Internship Program - A 16-week program offering a learning experience in an off-campus environment. Students will work with local public and private agencies and may be asked to share experiences and discuss common problems. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

HIST 4371 - History of Mexican Americans - A study of the history of Mexican Americans tracing their history, culture, community creation, identity, and contributions to the United States.

HIST 4372 - History of African Americans - A study of the history of African Americans from the African experience to the Civil Rights movement of the 20th century.

HIST 4376 - Native American History - A study of North American Indians and their relationships with citizens and governments of the United States from the eighteenth century to the present.

HIST 4377 - American Borderlands - A study of the multiple frontiers that emerged in North America prior to the twentieth century with special emphasis on the peoples, empires, and events key to their development.

HIST 4379 - The Age of Jackson - An analysis of American society in the period of Andrew Jackson, 1815-1848, with particular emphasis on the emergence of democratic institutions and the impact of slavery on American life and politics.

HIST 4384 - Colonial America - A study of the peoples and events that influenced European settlement of North America from 1492 to 1754.

HIST 4385 - Revolutionary America - A study of the peoples and events that influenced the colonial independence movement and formative period of United States history between 1754 and 1815.

HIST 4386 - Civil War and Reconstruction - This course explores the era of the American Civil War, 1848-1877, including the growth of sectionalism and the causes of the war, the course of the conflict, and the impact of the war on social, political, and economic issues.

HIST 4387 - Industrial and Progressive America - A study of American history from 1877 to 1917 which includes the rise of industrial America, the pursuit of empire, the Progressive Era, and foreign affairs on the eve of American involvement in World War I.

HIST 4388 - America During the World Wars - A study of American history from 1917 to 1945, which includes America’s responses to the challenges of World War I, the social conflicts of the 1920s, the Great Depression, and World War II.

HIST 4389 - American Since 1945 - A study of American history since the end of World War II, which includes the expansion and contraction of the welfare state, the rise and fall of the cold war, as well as significant social and economic developments.

HIST 4391 - Colonial Latin America - A study of European and Indian background, Iberian exploration and conquest, political, economic, cultural, and social developments to the era of independence.

HIST 4392 - Modern Latin America - A study of European and Indian background, Iberian exploration and conquest, political, economic, cultural, and social developments since the era of independence.

HIST 4393 - Japanese Civilization - A study of the Japanese from prehistory to modern times. Emphasis on cultural and social developments.

HIST 4394 - Chinese Civilization - A study of Chinese civilization from its origins to the modern day emphasizing cultural and social developments.

HIST 4395 - Modern Middle East - Rise and spread of Islamic civilization, Ottoman Empire, European imperialism, rise of nationalism, Zionism and emergence of Israel, Arab-Israeli conflict, impact of oil, recent Islamic reform, revolution, and resurgence.

HIST 4397 - Topics in History (when applicable) - Advanced studies in history to include such areas as comparative or non-Western history, or other specialized historical topics. May be repeated once for credit when content changes.

HIST 4199-4699 - Independent Study - Independent study in specific areas of history not covered by organized undergraduate courses. A maximum of six credit hours for independent study courses may be applied toward an undergraduate degree. Prerequisite: Consent of department chair.

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