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History (HIST)
Department of History and Political Science

HIST 1113   Western Civilization To 1715
A general survey that emphasizes the technological, intellectual, and religious impact of western culture, especially as it influenced developments of the recent past. Class 3. Corequisite: ENGL 1013. (Fall)

HIST 1123   Western Civilization From 1715
Covers world events and significant movements from 1715 to the present. Particular attention is given to the progress of civilization and the development of society in modern history. Class 3. Corequisite: ENGL 1013. (Spring)

HIST 2113   American History to 1865
A general survey of the establishment and growth of the American nation from the colonial period to the end of the Civil War. Covers the social, political, economic, and cultural life of the new nation, giving particular stress to the reasons behind the near dissolution of the Union. Class 3. (Fall)

HIST 2123   American History from 1865
A continuation of the survey of American life beginning with the reconstruction period and extending to the present. Political, economic, diplomatic, and military history are covered along with the contributions of minority groups. Class 3. (Spring)

HIST 2531   Social Studies Practicum
A survey of various methods of developing and teaching social studies courses. Emphasis is placed on student development and delivery of instruction in history, political science, and geography. Class 1. (On Demand)

HIST 3003   History Of The Church
A survey of church history from the time of Christ to the present. The New Testament church, medieval Christianity, the Reformation, and protestantism in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries will be stressed. Class 3. Prerequisite: HIST 1113 or HIST 1123 or permission of Instructor. (Spring, Even years)

HIST 3103   Twentieth Century Russia
Russia from the last of the Romanovs to the present. Stress will be placed on Russian culture and religious development under communism. Class 3. Prerequisite: Junior or Senior standing. (Spring, Odd years)

HIST 3213   Leadership In History
A study of the role of leadership in history. The course will review leadership theories as they apply to leaders and their decisions from ancient times to the present. Class 3. Prerequisite: Junior or Senior standing. (Fall, Even years)

HIST 3403   Colonial And Revolutionary America
A study of the cultural, economic, and political development of the British North American colonies in the 17th and 18th centuries, the movement of those colonies to independence, and the creation of an American republic. Special attention is given to the emergence of an American culture, British imperial policies, and the origins of the Revolution and the struggle to create a republican form of government. Odd years). Class 3. Prerequisite: HIST 2113. (Fall)

HIST 3603   History Of The Modern Middle East
A survey of the history of the Middle East from the time of Mohammed to the present. The nineteenth and twentieth centuries as well as Arab-Israeli relations will be emphasized. Class 3. Prerequisite: Junior or Senior standing. (Fall, Odd years)

HIST 4303   Europe, 1789-1914
An examination of the political, economic, and social changes that occurred in world history during the 19th century. Particular attention is given to the political and industrial revolutions of the North Atlantic world and the impact those revolutions had on Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Class 3. Prerequisite: HIST 1123 or permission of Instructor. (Fall, Even years)

HIST 4313   Modern Global History
A survey of politics, cultures, and peoples of the modern world since 1914 with particular emphasis on the impact and contributions of Asia, Africa, and Latin America to the contemporary world. Class 3. Prerequisite: Junior or Senior standing. (Spring)

HIST 4503   Texas And The American West
A study of the history and legends of the West with a particular focus on Texas. The course covers such topics as the Hispanic influence on Texas and the West, the Native American experience, American expansion and the Texas Revolution, Texas as a republic and as a state, and the development of the cattle and mining frontiers. Class 3. Prerequisite: Junior or Senior standing. (Spring)

HIST 4603   American Foreign Policy
An analysis of American diplomacy from 1776 to the present. The period since 1900 is emphasized. Particular focus is placed on the development of economic foreign policy and the decision-making process. The roles that the President, the State Department, and the American public play in the formulation of foreign policy are discussed. Class 3. Prerequisite: HIST 2113 or HIST 2123 or permission of Instructor. (Fall, Odd years)

HIST 4813   The Cold War
An in-depth study of the confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union from the end of World War II to 1991. The course will analyze reasons for the cold war, evaluate the policies and actions of the United States and the Soviet Union, and examine the rivalry's impact on other nations. In addition to the political and military policies associated with the cold war, social, economic, and cultural issues will also be addressed. Class 3. Prerequisite: Junior or Senior standing. (Distance Learning)

HIST 4873   Senior Research Seminar
This course is designed as a research seminar with an emphasis on readings, small group discussion, short analytical papers, and the development and presentation of a major research project. Special importance will be placed on the proper use of historical methods and consideration of historiographical questions in the preparation of student research projects. The theme of each seminar will vary and may focus on topics as varied as American or European Intellectual History, international relations, and social history. Class 3. Prerequisite: Instructor permission required.

HIST 4941-4993   Special Topics
A one-to-three credit hour course to be utilized for seminars, special lectures, and independent study in topics that are not offered on a regular basis. This course may be taken more than one time when the topics are different. A maximum of six hours credit may also be earned by junior and senior history majors through cooperative education or internship experiences. Class 1-3.