HISTORY COURSES

HIST 1303. World Civilization to 1500 - Major religious, political, economic, and social
developments in the world from ancient times through the Middle Ages.

HIST 1304. World Civilization since 1500 - Development of modern world civilizations from the early modern period to the present.


HIST 2301. United States History to 1877 - European background, exploration and discovery, colonization, the War for Independence, the Constitution, early national period, Jefferson and Jackson, expansion, and the era of sectionalism culminating in the Civil War and Reconstruction.


HIST 2302. United States History since 1877 - American experience from the frontier and
rise of industrial America, through overseas expansion, agrarian agitation, Progressivism,
World Wars I and II, and the Cold War to the present.

HIST 3300. England to 1714 - English civilization from its Celtic beginnings and the Roman conquest through the Middle Ages to the Tudor and Stuart dynasties.


HIST 3301. Historical Methods and Philosophy - A study of various techniques used by the historian with emphasis on the methods of historical inquiry and composition. Required of all students who plan to major in history, social studies composite, or who plan to gain certification in secondary education social studies or history.

HIST 3302. England since 1714 - Economic, social, and political changes; evolution of the
constitution and political institutions, social reform, rise and fall of the British empire, and
Britain's role as a world power.


HIST 3303. Texas History - Texas prior to statehood as well as cultural, intellectual, social, economic, and religious development of the state. Prerequisites: HIST 2301 and 2302, or consent of instructor.

HIST 3304. Western Political Thought (PHIL/POLS 3304) - Selected study of major political philosophers and their ideas that have influenced the West’s understanding of important political concepts on human nature, the state, and civil society. Prerequisite: POLS 2301.


HIST 3306. Latin American History - Development of the economic, educational, political,
religious, and social institutions of Latin America.


HIST 3307. History of Russia - A survey of the Russian/Soviet past.


HIST 3308. History of American Women - A survey of the female experience in the United
States from the colonial period through the twentieth century.


HIST 3309. History of the 20th Century World - A survey of the political, economic, social,
and geographical developments in the world since 1900, concentrating on Europe, Africa, Asia, and Latin America.


HIST 3310. United States Diplomatic History (POLS 3310) - American foreign relations and diplomacy from the colonial period to the present. Prerequisites: HIST 2301 and 2302, POLS 2301, or consent of instructor.

HIST 3311. History of Alaska - Introduction to historical background of Alaska and its
relationship to America and the world including anthropological aspects of Native groups, land bridge theory, Russian discovery, occupation and management, orthodoxy, purchase, American organization and development, gold rushes, congressional definition and federalism, relations with Canada, Native claims history, statehood, oil, role in national defense and the Cold War, Alaska flying and other technologies, and the disposition of Alaska lands compared to processes involving other Native Americans in the lower 48 states.

HIST 3312. Comparative Politics (POLS 3312) - A cross-cultural study of variations in history, political institutions, and processes among selected nations, including political participation, leadership selection, governmental institutions, and policy development. Prerequisite: POLS 2301.

HIST 3314. Rise of Modern Germany - Survey of German history from the Peace of
Westphalia through the era of world wars.

HIST 3316. British Empire - The rise of the second empire following the loss of the
Thirteen Colonies through its zenith in the late nineteenth century to the era of decolonization and the development of the Commonwealth of Nations.

HIST 3317. History of Ancient Greece and Rome - The roots of western civilization as
developed in Ancient Greece and Rome, including Greek culture and history from the classical era to Alexander the Great and Roman culture and history through expansion and the Republic to the rise and fall of the Empire.

HIST 3318. Environmental/Geographical History of the U.S. (GEOG 3318)- The changing
ways our society has defined, interpreted, valued, and used nature; the varying social, political and economic agendas that have defined society’s relationship with its natural surroundings; survey of the settlement patterns of the U.S., with special emphasis on Texas.


HIST 4300. Colonial America - A study of the founding and growth of the American colonies from the late 1500s through 1763.


HIST 4301. The New Nation - The period of American nation building, 1763-1800, including the American Revolution, the Confederation era, the Constitution, and the Federalist period. Prerequisite: HIST 2301.


HIST 4302. The Age of Jefferson and Jackson - American politics and society, 1800-1850, emphasizing the Jeffersonian era, the War of 1812, the emergence and growth of Jacksonian democracy, manifest destiny, and the developing sectional crisis. Prerequisite: HIST 2301.

HIST 4305. Recent America - Economic, social, and political trends in the United States since 1920. Prerequisite: HIST 2302.

HIST 4314. Age of Reason and Revolution - European society and politics from the late 17th century through 1815; the rise of absolutism; the Enlightenment, and the impact of the French Revolution and Napoleon. Prerequisite: HIST 1304 or consent of instructor.


HIST 4316. Topics in History - Selected issues/topics in America, European, and non-Western history.

HIST 4322. American Political Thought (PHIL/POLS 4322) - American political thought
from colonial times to the present. Prerequisite: POLS 2301.

HIST 4328. Renaissance and Reformation - Social, political, intellectual, and
religious development of Europe, 1350-1650, with special emphasis on Renaissance culture, the Protestant revolt and Catholic Reform, and the age of religious wars. Prerequisite: HIST 1303.

HIST 5100. Comprehensive Examination - all-essay summative examination, specific to the classes the student actually had; passing score is 80.

HIST 5301. Historical Methods - investigation and development of professional historical
methodology and research skills.

HIST 5306. The Intertestamental Period (RLGN) - history of the Jewish people during the
period known as Second Temple Judaism, including a survey of apocryphal, pseudepigraphal and Dead Sea literature and their implications for New Testament study. Prerequisites: RLGN 1301 and 1302.

HIST 5307. Church History (RLGN) - a survey of the history of the Christian Church.
Prerequisites: RLGN 1301 and 1302.

HIST 5310. Studies in U.S. Colonial and Revolutionary History - American history from
colonial foundations through the American Revolution and the new nation; may be repeated for credit when the topic changes.

HIST 5311. Studies in Nineteenth Century America - selected topics and issues in 19th century American history; may be repeated for credit when the topic changes.

HIST 5316. Studies in Social and Intellectual History - selected topics and issues in the history of American, Western, and/or Third World societies and their scholarly thought; may be repeated for credit when the topic changes.

HIST 5330. Baptist History (RLGN) - a survey of the history of the Baptists to the present.
Prerequisites: RLGN 1301 and 1302.

HIST 5331. Studies in the History of Science and Technology - examination of the influence of science and technology on Western Civilization in the modern era; may be repeated for credit when the topic changes.

HIST 5332. Studies in Environmental History - examination of environmentalism, conservation, and related issues; may be repeated for credit when the topic changes.

HIST 5333. Studies in Regional History - study of selected geographic regions in historical
context; may be repeated for credit when the topic changes.

HIST 5337. Seminar on Ancient Near Eastern Backgrounds to the Old Testament
(RLGN) - a critical examination of the political events, persons, as well as the cultural and religious factors, from the fourth to the first millennia B.C.E. in Egypt, Syria, Mesopotamia,
Canaan, and Anatolia. Prerequisites: RLGN 1301 and 1302.

HIST 5340. Studies in Ethnic and Gender History - selected topics and issues in the history of women and ethnic minority groups; may be repeated for credit when the topic changes.

HIST 5341. Studies in the History of Warfare - aspects of war, conflict, and national struggles and war’s social and institutional influences; may be repeated for credit when the topic changes.

HIST 5342. Studies In British History - an organized studies course covering selected topics in British history; may be repeated for credit when the topic changes.

HIST 5345. Studies in Medieval European History – study of selected topics in the history
of the early, high, and late middle ages; may be repeated for credit when the topic changes.

HIST 5346. Studies Early Modern European History - examines the social, cultural, and
political history of Europe from c.1450 to 1815; may be repeated for credit when the topic
changes.

HIST 5347. Studies in Modern European History - examines the social, cultural, and political history of Europe from 1815 to the present; may be repeated for credit when the topic changes.

HIST 5348. Studies in the Twentieth Century - examines the social, cultural, and political
history of the 20th Century; may be repeated for credit when the topic changes.

HIST 5360. Thesis I - research toward the completion of the Master's thesis; supervised by fulltime faculty. Prerequisites: Completion of all required graduate coursework, and minimum of 24 hours total graduate coursework.

HIST 5361. Thesis II - writing of the Master's thesis; supervised by fulltime faculty.
Prerequisite: HIST 5360.