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In conjunction with the Teaching & Learning department, the History department contributes graduate courses that support the following degree programs:​

HIS506. Medieval Society. 3 Credits.

Medieval life and institutions, especially in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries.

Attributes:

  • Liberal Arts

Restrictions:

  • Must have the following level: Graduate

Prerequisites:

May not be repeated for credit

HIS521. Interpretations of American History. 3 Credits.

Selected problems in American history studied as reflections of different historical interpretations; emphasis on the most recent scholarly developments. Of special interest to teachers of American history.

Attributes:

  • Liberal Arts

Restrictions:

  • Must have the following level: Graduate
May not be repeated for credit

HIS522. Colonial America. 3 Credits.

Topics in the history of colonial America.

Attributes:

  • Liberal Arts

Restrictions:

  • Must have the following level: Graduate
May not be repeated for credit

HIS523. The American Revolution. 3 Credits.

Selected problems in the Revolutionary period; special attention to causes and nature of the American Revolution.

Attributes:

  • Liberal Arts

Restrictions:

  • Must have the following level: Graduate
May not be repeated for credit

HIS527. Recent American History. 3 Credits.

Selected problems in United States history from 1890 to the present. Topics selected from a broad range of possible areas of concentration, including social, intellectual, diplomatic, economic, and political issues.

Attributes:

  • Liberal Arts

Restrictions:

  • Must have the following level: Graduate
  • Must be enrolled in the following field(s) of study (major, minor or concentration):
    • Adolescence Ed: Social Studies (109A)
    • Adolescence Ed: Social Studies (445)
    • History (532)
May not be repeated for credit

HIS529. Studies in American Social History: 1880 to Present. 3 Credits.

Selected topics in the history of American society from 1880 to present, emphasis on newer methodologies of social history. Themes: urbanization, industrialization, immigration, ideas in their social context, and changing cultural values as expressed in literature, education, religion and the fine and performing arts.

Attributes:

  • Liberal Arts

Restrictions:

  • Must have the following level: Graduate
  • Must be enrolled in the following field(s) of study (major, minor or concentration):
    • Adolescence Ed: Social Studies (445)
    • History (532)
May not be repeated for credit

HIS534. Modern Europe Social Hst. 3 Credits.

Examines the social lives and experiences of Europeans from the sixteenth to the nineteenth century. Traces the dramatic change from the rural, agricultural societies of the early modern period to the urban, industrialized nations of the nineteenth century and the effect of this shift on ordinary men and women.

Attributes:

  • Liberal Arts

Restrictions:

  • Must have the following level: Graduate
  • Must be enrolled in the following field(s) of study (major, minor or concentration):
    • Adolescence Ed:Social Studies (040B)
    • Adolescence Ed: Social Studies (109A)
    • Adolescence Ed: Social Studies (445)
    • Adolescence Ed:Social Studies (109B)
    • History (532)
May not be repeated for credit

HIS545. The Middle East and The West. 3 Credits.

A study of the history, and historiography, of the political, economic and cultural contacts and interactions between societies of the Middle East and the West from the 18th century to the present.

Restrictions:

  • Must have the following level: Graduate
  • Must be enrolled in the following field(s) of study (major, minor or concentration):
    • Adolescence Ed: Social Studies (445)
    • History (532)
May not be repeated for credit

HIS549. World War II. 3 Credits.

Surveys the war from 1939 to 1945 as a phase of global history. Emphasis on relating diplomatic and military history to world-wide social, economic, scientific and political changes.

Restrictions:

  • Must have the following level: Graduate
May not be repeated for credit

HIS550. America and Vietnam. 3 Credits.

The origins, nature and consequences of America's involvement in Vietnam, the most important and traumatic episode in recent U.S. foreign policy.

Attributes:

  • Liberal Arts

Restrictions:

  • Must have the following level: Graduate
  • Must be enrolled in the following field(s) of study (major, minor or concentration):
    • Adolescence Ed: Social Studies (040)
    • Adolescence Ed: Social Studies (109A)
    • History (532)
May not be repeated for credit

HIS557. Global History. 3 Credits.

An advanced introduction to the study of the interconnections among major civilizations of the world, beginning with pre-history; focuses on global history since 1500.

Attributes:

  • Liberal Arts

Restrictions:

  • Must have the following level: Graduate
May not be repeated for credit

HIS560. History of Asian Religions. 3 Credits.

A historical overview of Buddhism and other religions of eastern, southeastern, and southern Asia. Topics include religious beliefs and their impact on the societies and cultures.

Attributes:

  • Liberal Arts

Restrictions:

  • Must have the following level: Graduate
May not be repeated for credit

HIS562. American Indians. 3 Credits.

A history of selected Native American nations north of Mexico. Among the nations treated will be the Six Nations of the Iroquois Confederacy, Navajos, Delawares, Cherokees, Menominees, and Sioux.

Attributes:

  • Liberal Arts

Restrictions:

  • Must have the following level: Graduate
  • Must be enrolled in the following field(s) of study (major, minor or concentration):
    • Adolescence Ed: Social Studies (445)
    • History (532)

Prerequisites:

May not be repeated for credit

HIS575. American Immigration. 3 Credits.

An analysis of patterns of American immigration from the colonial era to the present. Traces old-world sources and examines similarities and differences in ethnic group behavior.

Attributes:

  • Liberal Arts

Restrictions:

  • Must have the following level: Graduate
May not be repeated for credit

HIS593. History Selected Topic. 3-12 Credits.

Selected topics courses are regularly scheduled courses that focus on a particular topic of interest. Descriptions are printed in the Schedule of Classes each semester. Selected topics courses may be used as elective credit and may be repeated for credit, provided that the topic of the course changes.

Restrictions:

  • Must have the following level: Graduate
May be repeated for credit

HIS594. Fieldwork in History. 0 Credits.

Restrictions:

  • Must have the following level: Graduate
May not be repeated for credit

HIS595. Indep Study History. 3-12 Credits.

Restrictions:

  • Must have the following level: Graduate
May be repeated for credit

HIS693. History Selected Topic. 3-12 Credits.

Restrictions:

  • Must have the following level: Graduate
May be repeated for credit

HIS795. Indep Study Hst. 1-12 Credits.

Restrictions:

  • Must have the following level: Graduate
May be repeated for credit