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HIST 100 Search in History 3
Introduction to intellectual processes and value systems in history. Titles and themes may vary from section to section. Study Area II

HIST 121 World Civilization I 3
World civilization to the 17th century. Study Area II [I]

HIST 122 World Civilization II 3
World civilization from the 17th century. Study Area II [I]

HIST 161 American History to 1877 3
Political, economic, social, and cultural development to 1877. No credit given to students who have credit for HIST 261. CSUS Common Course. Study Area II

HIST 162 American History from 1877 to present 3
Political, economic, social, and cultural development since 1877. No credit given to students who have credit for HIST 262. CSUS Common Course. Study Area II

200s

HIST 231 Ancient Mediterranean World 3
Cultures of ancient Near East and Mediterranean. Study Area II [I]

HIST 232 Medieval Europe 3
European history and institutions from the fall of Rome to 1300. Study Area II [I]

HIST 233 Renaissance and Enlightenment Europe 3
European history from the fifteenth to eighteenth centuries. Topics include the Renaissance, the Reformation, European Expansion, the Scientific Revolution, and the Enlightenment. Study Area II [I]

HIST 234 Modern Europe 3
European history from the 18th century to the present. Study Area II [I]

HIST 251 East Asia to 1800 3
Political, cultural, economic, and social history of East Asian countries. Note: No credit will be given to students who have credit for HIST 351. Fall. (O) Study Area II [I]

HIST 252 East Asia since 1800 3
Continuation of HIST 251, with additional emphasis on contemporary, foreign, and colonial politics related to East Asia. NOTE: No credit given to students who have credit for HIST 352. Spring. (O) Study Area II [I]

HIST 253 History of the South Pacific 3
Begins with the history of the Tahitians, Hawaiians, and Maori, and Australian aborigines before contact with Europe, examining their oral traditions. Also examines exploration and cultural contact between the peoples of Polynesia and Australia and Anglo-Europeans. Fall. (O) Study Area II

HIST 271 Introduction to African History and Culture 3
Focuses on some of the enduring aspects of African material culture and technologies. Also examines social and political issues related to African civilization over time. Irregular. Study Area II

HIST 277 History of Christianity I 3
Christianity from its origins to 1450 A.D. Jewish origins, literature, central doctrines, and institutional development. Consideration of its influence on secular life and institutions. NOTE: No credit given to student who have credit for HIST 377. Fall. (O) Study Area II [I]

HIST 278 History of Christianity II 3
Christianity from 1450 A.D. to present. Continuation of Christianity I. NOTE: No credit given to students who have credit for HIST 378. Spring. (O) Study Area II [I]

HIST 281 History of Latin America to 1823 3
Social, economic, political, and cultural development of Latin American countries to 1823. NOTE: No credit given to students with credit for HIST 381. Cross listed with LAS 281 and 381. No credit given to with credit for LAS 281 or 381. Fall. (O) Study Area II [I]

HIST 282 History of Latin America since 1823 3
Social, economic, political, and cultural development of Latin American countries since 1823. No credit given to students with credit for HIST 382. Cross listed with LAS 282. No credit given to students with credit for LAS 282 or 382. Spring. (O) Study Area II [I]

HIST 291 Modern Middle East 3
Historical developments in the 20th century with a special emphasis on political, social, and economic conflicts. NOTE: No credit will be given to students with credit for HIST 472. Fall. Study Area II [I]

HIST 292 History of Judaism 3
Analysis of major themes in the historical development of Judaism from ancient times to the present. NOTE: No credit will be given to students with credit for HIST 473. Spring. Study Area II [I]

HIST 298 History and Travel 1 or 3
Prereq.: Permission of instructor. Introductory historical field study exploring special topics taken from any world region. One-credit sections must be taken in conjunction with a three- or four-credit course in history or related discipline. Irregular. Study Area II.

 

300s

HIST 301 The Historical Imagination 3
NOTE: History minors must request a major override from the department chair prior to registration. Prereq.: A minimum of 6 credit hours in History. Students will practice history rather than simply study it in a passive sense. By honing research, analytical and writing skills students will be better prepared for upper level classes and work outside the university. History majors and minors only.

HIST 302 Introduction to Public History 3
Studies issues in, and teaches professional skills for, the practice of Public History. Explores career opportunities in museums, historic societies, and other institutions. Spring.

HIST 305 Connecticut and the Nation 3
Connecticut history from pre-colonial period to the present day within the national context. Irregular.

HIST 306 Ancient Mesopotamia 3
History and society of Mesopotamia and Anatolia from 4th millennium BCE to Persian conquest. Fall [I]

HIST 307 Ancient Israel 3
History and society of Israel and the Levant from the 3rd millennium BCE to 70 CE. Spring. [I] 

HIST 308  Topics in Ancient History 3
Examines selected topics in the ancient Mediterranean world. Student may take course with different topics for up to 6 credits. Irregular. [I]

HIST 316 History of the American West to 1890 3
Surveys the history of the American West and its people to 1890. Provides a general structure of the American West and its political, economic, and social history with emphasis on the interaction of diverse cultures including Native Americans, Hispanics and Asians as America expanded it borders. The course will compare popular conceptions of the historical American West to the region's realities, diversity, and complexity. Cross-listed with LTN 316. No credit may be received by students who have received credit for LTN 316. Fall.

HIST 317 History of the American West, 1890 to Present 3
Surveys the history of the American West and its people from 1890 to the 21st century. Provides a general structure of the American West and its political, economic, and social history with emphasis on the interaction of diverse cultures including Native Americans, Hispanics, and Asians in areas known today as the Plains, Southwest, and Northwest. Material will also examine the West and its myths as central to American culture and popular culture.Cross-listed with LTN 317. No credit may be received by students who have received credit for LTN 317. Spring.

HIST 319 Race, Ethnicity and Migration in the U.S. 3
A social and cultural history of the U.S. that explores race, ethnicity, and migration in the formation of American identities. From colonial period to the present. Cross-listed with LTN 319. No credit may be received by students who have received credit for LTN 319. Fall.

HIST 321 Political History of the United States, 1776-1876 3
Focuses on the development of political parties in the United States. Examines the contrasting economic, social, and foreign policy views of the parties, with special attention to the intersection of ideology and partisanship. Fall.

HIST 322 Political History of the United States, 1877 to Present 3
Focuses on the growth of political parties in the United States. Examines the contrasting economic, social, and foreign policy views of the parties, with special attention devoted to the intersection of ideology and partisanship. Spring.

HIST 323 Native Americans of the Eastern Woodlands, 1520-Present 3
Examines North America's indigenous peoples living east of the Mississippi River at the time of European contact, including the Five Civilized Tribes, the Iroquois Confederacy, and the First Nations of New England. Fall. (O)

HIST 324 Native Americans of the West, 1500-Present 3
Examines North America's indigenous peoples living west of the Mississippi River at the time of the European contact, from the Central American region to the Northwest. Explores the history of Aztec civilizations, Southwestern tribes, Plains Indians and Northwest tribes. Spring. (O)

HIST 325 Anglo-American Legal and Constitutional History, 1550-1789 3
Legal ideas, statutes and cases that revolutionized England and its colonies from the Tudor period to the United States Constitution. Fall. (E)

HIST 326 Anglo-American Legal and Constitutional History, 1789-Present 3
Analyzes the change from formalism to substantive due process, landmark legal cases, and the emergence of new legal theories in England, North America, and Australia. Allows the United States' legal system to be view in a comparative context. Spring. (E)

HIST 327 History of American Consumer Culture 3
Examines the development of consumer society in the United States and its relationship to economics, politics, and culture. Paying attention to the dynamics of race, class, and gender, this course explores the experiences of ordinary Americans as they have embraced, shaped, and resisted materialism in their lives. Possible topics include the rise of department and chain stores, advertising, mass-production, the leisure industry, suburbanization, consumer boycotts, and globalization. Spring.

HIST 328 History of American Foreign Relations 3
Study of the United States in the world from 1776 to the present through examination of domestic, international, diplomatic, and military influences. Fall.

HIST 329 History of Working America 3
Origins and development of the American working class from the colonial period to the present. Spring.

HIST 330 History of Women in the United States, 1607-1865 3
Survey of women in the United States from the colonial period through the Civil War, with special emphasis on how race, class, and ethnicity shaped women's experiences. Cross listed with WGSS 330. Fall.

HIST 331 History of Women in the United States, 1865-Present 3
Survey of women in the United States from Reconstruction to the present with special emphasis on how race, class, and ethnicity shaped women's experiences. Cross listed with WGSS 331. Spring.

HIST 332 History of Schooling in America 3
History of schooling in the United States, with emphasis upon the 19th and 20th centuries. Irregular.

HIST 334 Women of Medieval Europe 3
Surveys social, political, and economic opportunities for medieval European women and the various ways in which women were represented in contemporary texts. Also considers changing ideologies of the function of marriage, the role of family, and the construction of gender roles in medieval culture from c. 400-1400. Cross listed with WGSS 334. No credit given to students with credit for WGSS 334. Fall. [I]

HIST 335 Women, Marriage, and Family in Early Modern Europe 3
Impact of social, economic, and ideological change on gender roles and family structure in European society during the Renaissance, Reformation, and post- Reformation periods, 1400-1700. Cross listed with WGSS 335. Spring.

HIST 341 English History to 1715 3
Forces contributing to the growth of English civilization and development of Great Britain. Fall. [I]

HIST 342 English History since 1715 3
Continuation of HIST 341. Spring. [I]

HIST 343 Modern Ireland: 1690-Present 3
Introduction to political, social, and economic history of modern Ireland, with special focus on nationalism, the impact of the Great Famine, the achievement of independence, and the ongoing conflict in the north. Spring. [I]

HIST 344 History of Modern Germany 3
German history from 1871 to the present. Fall. (O) [I]

HIST 347 History of Russia I 3
History of Russia from the ninth century to 1861. Fall. [I]

HIST 348 History of Russia II 3
History of Russia from 1861 to the present. [I]

HIST 353 History of Modern China 3
China during the late Ch'ing, Republican and Communist periods. No credit given to students with credit for HIST 453. Spring. (E) [I]

HIST 354 History of Modern Japan 3
Japan during the 19th and 20th centuries. NOTE: No credit given to students who have credit for HIST 454. Fall. (E) [I]

HIST 356 History of East Central Europe since 1919 3
Social and political institutions of the Successor states in the Danubian area from 1919. Spring. (O) [I]

HIST 369 African-American History 3
Survey of African-American life from the slave trade through the 1970s. Fall. (E)

HIST 373 The African Diaspora in the Caribbean since 1500 3
The plantation system, capitalism and slavery, the decolonization process in general, gender relations, structural adjustment and debt, outstanding leaders and role models in Afro-Caribbean communities and cultural norms and values. Irregular. [I]

HIST 375 History of Africa to 1800 3
Examination of economic, social, and political developments in Africa to the end of the 18th century. Spring. Study Area II [I]

HIST 376 History of Africa since 1800 3
Examination of economic, social, and political developments in Africa from the end of the 18th century to the present. Spring. Study Area II [I]

HIST 379 History of Poland: from the Piasts to Partition, 966-1795 3
The medieval Kingdom, the Polish Lithuanian Commonwealth, and the Partitions. Fall. (O) [I]

HIST 380 Modern Poland 3
Examination of the course of modern Polish history, including the restoration of independence in 1918, World War II, communist rule, Solidarity, and the recovery of sovereignty in 1989. Fall. (E) [I]

HIST 383 History of Brazil 3
Surveys the history of Latin America's largest country from its pre-Columbian roots to the present. Topics include: Indigenous Peoples, African enslavement, European immigration, and economic development. Irregular.

HIST 384 Portugal in Brazil 3
History of Portugal as it relates to the Portuguese Seabourne empire and Brazil. Topics include the medieval period, the colonization of Brazil and conquest of indigenous populations by the Portuguese; the introduction of sugar and African slavery to Brazil; the Portuguese colonial government, and Brazilian independence. Fall.

HIST 395 Topics in History 3
An intermediate course exploring specific areas of historical inquiry and research. Topics vary. May be repeated with different topics for a maximum of 6 credits. Irregular.

400s

400-LEVEL CLASSES ARE FOR UNDERGRADUATE CREDIT ONLY, EXCEPT WHERE NOTED WITH "[GR]"

HIST 403 Public History Project 3
Theoretical and practical issues confronting public historians explored by involvoing students in public history projects. Projects vary. May berepeated with different projects for a maximum of 6 credits. Irregular.

HIST 404 American Material Culture 3
Prereq.: HIST 301 or permission of instructor. Studies material culture of artifacts such as, household utensils, furniture, buildings, and landscapes, throughout American history. Linked to HIST 504. Fall.

HIST 405 Local History and Community Development 3
Prereq.: HIST 301 or permission of instructor. Research techniques and methodologies of local and community history. Explores the relationship between local and national developments. Students conduct research projects in New Britain and other area communities. Linked with HIST 505. Irregular.

HIST 406 Legends as Ancient History 3
Prereqs.: Hist 301 or permission of instructor. Uses legends to study ancient history and modern alternate views of history. Irregular. [I]

HIST 411 Atlantic World, 1500-1880 3
Prereq.: HIST 301 or permission of instructor. Explores the history of the Atlantic World from 1500-1880. Topics can focus on North America, Latin America, Europe and Africa as they interacted in such activities as trade, slavery, the exchange of ideas, revolution, and colonialism. Fall.

HIST 412 The Transformation of Crime and Punishment 3
Prereq.: HIST 301 or permission of instructor. Explores major changes over time in the legal history of crime and punishment in England, Australasia, and Europe between 1600 and 1975. Spring. (O)

HIST 413 Myth, Law, and History 3
Prereq.: HIST 301 or permission of instructor. Introduces students to a variety of readings in the mythological and historical beginnings of law and allows students to analyze how law and history have intersected in both the legal and historical worlds. Topics can include the Mosaic law, Anglo-American law, and the history of legal literature from cases to novels. Spring. (E)

HIST 414 The Progressive Watershed 3
Prereq.: HIST 301 or permission of instructor. Focuses upon significant American political, economic and social developments in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The Progressive era will receive major attention. Irregular.

HIST 415 The Cold War in the United States and Europe 3
Prereq.: HIST 301 or permission of instructor. Examines the origins, conduct, and consequences of the Cold War from American and European international perspectives. Topics include diplomatic, military, social, and cultural developments. Irregular.

HIST 416 The Vietnam Wars, Home and Abroad 3
Prereq.: HIST 301 or permission of instructor. Examines the Vietnam War from a variety of perspectives. Topics will include the process of American involvement, military campaigns, Vietnamese strategy, anti-war movements, national memories of Vietnam, and how the war has shaped American culture and politics since 1975. Irregular.

HIST 420 Imperialism 3
Prereq.: HIST 301 or permission of instructor. Explores the nature and experience of imperialism in a variety of countries and a number of time periods. Irregular.

HIST 421 Britain at the Turn of the 20th Century 3
Prereq.: HIST 301 or permission of instructor. Cultural, intellectual, social, and political history of Britain from 1880 to 1914. Irregular. [I]

HIST 422 Topics in Japanese History 3
Prereqs.: Hist 301 or permission of instructor. Examines selected topics in Japanese history. Student may take this course with different topics for up to 6 credits. Irregular. [I]

HIST 431 Ancient Northeast Africa 3
Prereq.: HIST 301 or permission of instructor. Aspects of the history and legacies of ancient northeast Africa with focus upon Nubia, Egypt, and Aksum. Irregular.

HIST 432 History of South Africa 3
Ancient South Africa; the creation of settler communities in the 17th century; the impact of minerals in the 19th century; apartheid and its demise; and ongoing democratization processes. Fall. (O)

HIST 435 History of Early Medieval Europe 3
Prereq.: HIST 301 or permission of instructor. The Late Roman empire to the 11th century. Spring. (E)

HIST 436 History of Later Medieval Europe 3
Prereq: HIST 301 or permission of instructor. The Crusades to the Great Schism. Spring. (O)

HIST 441 Renaissance & Reformation 3
Prereq.: HIST 301 or permission of instructor. History of Europe during the Age of Transition and the Era of the Religious Wars, 1300-1648. Fall. (E)

HIST 442 Absolutism and Enlightenment in Europe 3
Prereq.: HIST 301 or permission of instructor. Social, economic, political, and cultural forces of the period in relation to formation of modern society and government. Spring. (E)

HIST 443 Revolution and Reformation in Europe 3
Prereq.: HIST 301 or permission of instructor. Political, economic, and social institutions in relation to rise of liberalism, nationalism, socialism, and imperialism. Fall.

HIST 444 Mass Politics and Total War in Europe 3
Prereq.: HIST 301 or permission of instructor. National and international problems of European states. Spring.

HIST 445 European Ideas & Culture, 1750-1918 3
Prereq.: HIST 301 or permission of instructor. Main currents of European thought and culture from 1750 to 1918. Irregular.

HIST 446 Ideas and Culture in Europe, 1918-Present 3
Prereq.: HIST 301 or permission of instructor. Main currents of European thought and culture from 1918 to the present. Irregular.

HIST 447 History of the Soviet Union 3
Prereq.: HIST 301 or permission of instructor. Study of the rise and fall of Soviet Communism, 1917-1991. Irregular.

HIST 448 Stalin and Stalinism 3
Prereq.: HIST 301 or permission of instructor. Historical study of Stalin and Stalinism stressing multidisciplinary perspectives, considered in the light of the collapse of the Soviet Union. Irregular.

HIST 451 World War I in Europe and the United States 3
Prereq.: HIST 301 or permission of instructor. Explores the First World War with an emphasis on Europe and the United States. Irregular.

HIST 452 World War II in Europe 3
Prereq.: HIST 301 or permission of instructor. Explores the Second World War in Europe. Irregular. [I]

HIST 455 Historical Representation in Latin America 3
Prereq.: HIST 301 or permission of instructor. Throughout the twentieth century, intellectuals and artists have addressed historical and political issues in their work. This course studies that phenomena through historical documents, historical monographs, literary and artistic works using the methodology of the social history of ideas. Irregular.

HIST 458 United States Sectionalism: The Clash of Cultures 3
Prereq.: HIST 301 or permission of instructor. Clash of Northern and Southern culture over the issues of slavery from 1787 to 1861. Emphasis on the attempt to quell sectional disputes through political compromise, the rise of abolitionism, and the creation of a Slave Power. Spring.

HIST 460 African Enslavement in the Americas 3
Prereq.: HIST 301 or permission of instructor. Comparative history of slavery in Latin America, the Caribbean, and the United States from 1492-1888. Fall. (O)

HIST 462 The New Deal 3
Prereqs: HIST 301 or permission of the instructor. This course explores the economic, political, cultural, and social history of the Great Depression and New Deal in the United States. Fall (E)

HIST 465 Economic History of the United States 3
Prereq.: HIST 301 or permission of instructor. American economy from its agricultural beginnings through stages of its commercial, industrial, and financial growth.

HIST 469 African Americans in the 20th Century 3
Prereq.: HIST 301 or permission of instructor. Political, economic, social, and cultural developments in Black America since 1900. Cross listed with AFAM 469. No credit given to students with credit for AFAM 469. Fall. (O)

HIST 470 Topics in Middle-Eastern History 3
Prereq.: HIST 301 or permission of instructor. Focuses upon one specific topic of modern Middle-Eastern history. The topic chosen will vary but will be within the time period of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Possible topics (among others) are: U.S. policy (or the lack of it) in the Middle East, Israel and Palestine, oil and the Gulf, the post-Saddam Hussein era in Iraq, religious extremism in the Middle East and the Gulf states. Irregular.

HIST 474 History of the Arab-Israeli Conflict 3
Prereq.: HIST 301 or permission of instructor. History of the Arab-Israeli conflict from the time of Israel's creation as a modern nation-state until the present. Spring.

HIST 476 African History through Film 3
Prereq.: HIST 301 or permission of instructor. Africa's past and present are viewed through a series of movies and intensive scholarly discussion of selected topics and themes. Readings are derived from current scholarly research on the various issues discussed. Irregular.

HIST 481 The Jews of Poland 3
Prereq.: HIST 301 or permission of instructor. Topics include immigration and settlement, community development and rights and privileges before 1795, modernization, nationalism, anti-Semitism, independence, Polish-Jewish relations during the holocaust, exodus and marginalization in communist Poland, and the new Polish Jews. Fall. (E)

HIST 482 The Polish-American Immigrant and Ethnic Community 3
Prereq.: SOC 110 or SOC 212 or HIST 301 or permission of instructor. Explores the processes of migration and resettlement of Polish immigrants and their descendants in America with a focus on economic, political, and social factors. Cross-listed with SOC 480; no credit given to students with credit for SOC 480. Irregular.

HIST 490 Senior Seminar 3
Prereq.: 24 credits in history including HIST 301 and 6 credits at the 400 level. Senior seminar. Undergraduate history majors only.

HIST 492 Public History Intern Experience 3 OR 4
Prereq.: Permission of instructor. Gives students practical experience in museums, historical societies, and other public history institutions. Students will gain work experience while participating in the practice of public history making. Accepted students are assigned to work in a public history institution for 110-140 hours and will also participate in a classroom seminar. Not available for graduate credit. Spring.

HIST 493 Directed Readings in History 3
Prereq.: HIST 301 and 6 credits in 400-level history courses; or permission of Department Chair. Individual program of studies for students with special interests and abilities. Topics to vary from semester to semester. Not more than 3 credits to be taken in one semester. May be repeated once. On demand.

HIST 494 Directed Readings in Non-Western History 3
Prereq.: HIST 301 and 6 credits of 400-level history courses; or permission of instructor. Individual program of study for students with special interests in non-Western history, including the study of Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Topics to be developed in consultation with individual faculty member. Not more than 3 credits to be taken in one semester. May be repeated once. On demand.

HIST 495 Advanced Topics in History 3
Prereq.:  Admission to the M.A. in History or the M.A. in Public History, and permission of Department Chair.  Must be cross-listed with a 400-level History course (may not be cross-listed with HIST 403, 404, 405, 490, 492, 493, or 494). May be repeated with different topics for a maximum of six credits. [GR]

HIST 497 Topics in History 3
Prereq.: HIST 301 or permission of instructor. Historical focus on a facet of history in order to help clarify current domestic and/or world developments. May be repeated with different topics for up to 6 credits.

HIST 498 Historical Field Studies Abroad 3
Prereq.: Permission of instructor. Classroom and study abroad exploring special historical topics taken from any world region. Normally involves travel outside the United States. Part of course taught abroad; can be taken two times with different topics. Irregular.

HIST 499 Historical Field Studies in the US 3
Prereq.: Permission of instructor. Classroom and historical field study of themes in US history. Normally involves travel outside of Connecticut. May be taken two times with different topics. Irregular.

500s

HIST 501 The Professional Historian 3
Prereq.: Acceptance into the MA program in history or public history, and permission of department chair. Focus on major professional trends in history at both the academic and public history level, with a special focus on writing, research, and analysis of historical arguments and theories. This is a mandatory course for all MA History and MA Public History graduate students and should be taken within the first year of acceptance to these programs. Spring.

HIST 502 Historiography 3
Prereq.: Admission to the M.A. Program in History or Public History and permission of department chair. Introduces students to debates among historians about how to write about the past, and cultivates the skills necessary to understand historiographical debates. This is a mandatory course for all MA History and MA Public History graduate students and should be taken within the first year of acceptance to these programs

HIST 504 American Material Culture 3
Prereq.: Acceptance into MA program in history or public history, or permission of department chair. Studies material culture of artifacts, such as household utensils, furniture, buildings, and landscapes, throughout American history. This is a linked course with HIST 404. No credit given to students with previous credit for HIST 404. Fall.

HIST 505 Local History and Community Development 3
Prereq.: Acceptance into MA program in history or public history, or permission of department chair. Research techniques and methodologies of local and community history. Explores the relationship between local and national developments. Students conduct research projects in New Britain and other area communities. This is a linked course with HIST 405. No credit given to students with previous credit for HIST 405. Irregular.

HIST 510 Seminar in Public History 3
Exploration of development, methodologies, and employment opportunities of the field public history. Fall.

HIST 511 Topics in Public History 3
Topical knowledge and hands-on experiences in the practice of public history in fields such as oral history, museums, archives, and historical editing. May be repeated with different topics for a total of 9 credits. Spring.

HIST 512 Connecticut Encounters 3
Experience Connecticut's history through its buildings, landscapes, objects, and three-dimensional artifacts. Fieldwork and travel experience are an important part of the curriculum and narrative instruction will be carefully tied to site visits. May be repeated with different topics for a total of 6 credits. Summer.

HIST 521 Public History Internship 3
Prereq.: Completion of at least 21 credits in the student's planned program of study or permission of instructor. Hands-on experience in the practice of Public History. Students will work for private and public agencies utilizing their skills acquired in coursework. On demand.

HIST 530 Seminar in Ancient History 3
Prereq. or coreq.: History 501 or 502 or permission of department chair or M.A. coordinator. Examines selected topics in ancient history. Irregular.   

HIST 540 Seminar in European History 3 OR 6
Prereq. or coreq.: History 501 or 502 or permission of the department chair or M.A. coordinator. Selected problems in historical research. Irregular.

HIST 545 History of South Africa since 1900 3
Prereq. or coreq.: History 501 or 502 or permission of the department chair or M.A. coordinator. Focus on South Africa since 1900 with emphasis on the rise and fall of apartheid and multifaceted dimensions of the liberation struggle and the process of democratization. Irregular.

HIST 560 Seminar in American History 3 OR 6
Prereq. or coreq.: History 501 or 502 or permission of the department chair or M.A. coordinator. Selected problems in historical research. Irregular.

HIST 563 The Age of Jackson 3
Prereq. or coreq.: History 501 or 502 or permission of the department chair or M.A. coordinator. Investigates the major events, figures, and political struggles of the Jacksonian Period. Irregular.

HIST 565 Seminar in 17th- and 18th-Century America 3
Prereq. or coreq.: History 501 or 502 or permission of the department chair or M.A. coordinator. Topics in 17th- and 18th-century American history. Irregular.

HIST 566 Civil War and Reconstruction in the United States 3
Prereq. or coreq.: History 501 or 502 or permission of the department chair or M.A. coordinator. Topics and themes of the Civil War and Reconstruction eras in the United States. Irregular.

HIST 571 History of Sex, Gender, and Health in Modern United States 3
Prereq. or coreq.: History 501 or 502 or permission of the department chair or M.A. coordinator. Examines historical issues concerning the relationship among sex, gender, and modern medicine. Looks at sex as a subject of scientific study, and gender as an analytic category. Explores men's and women's interactions with the health sector, the social and gender construction of disease, and the politics of women's health. Irregular.

HIST 580 Seminar in Non-Western History 3
Prereq. or coreq.: History 501 or 502 or permission of the department chair or M.A. coordinator. Selected problems in historical research specific to areas of the world other than the United States and Europe. May be repeated with different topics for a maximum of 6 credits. Irregular.

HIST 583 Seminar in Latin American History 3
Prereq. or coreq.: History 501 or 502 or permission of the department chair or M.A. coordinator. Selected historical, political, social, cultural, or economic topics. Irregular.

HIST 585 Modern World History 3
Prereq. or coreq.: History 501 or 502 or permission of the department chair or M.A. coordinator. Explores the historical formation of the modern world with an emphasis on the processes that produced an interconnected globe: trade, war, imperialism, and decolonization, and globalization.

HIST 590 Teaching American History 3
Prereq.: Acceptance into the History is Central Teaching American History grant project; permission of program director. Covers one of the major themes of the grant, either social movements, social change: the story of American freedom; technology and industry: changing economy; changing society, or American ideals in a changing nation. Students will explore the newest historiography on the theme and to discover new and effective methods to teach American history. Students will produce lesson plans and historiographic papers, participate in primary source research, and discuss a variety of readings. Summer.

HIST 593 Directed Study in History 3
Prereq.: Permission of graduate advisor and instructor. Selected readings and project appropriate to student's major field. Open only to students in M.S. program. Irregular.

HIST 595 Public History Research Project (Plan C) 3
Prereq.: Permission of instructor; completion of 18 credits; and a 3.00 overall GPA. Hands-on experience in the practice of public history. Students complete specialized projects based on client-oriented research and communicate their findings to non-academic audiences. Spring.

HIST 596 Directed Advanced Readings in History 3
Prereq.: Permission of department chair. Selected readings appropriate to student's program. May be repeated once. On demand.

HIST 599 Thesis (Plan A) 6
Prereq.: Permission of advisor and completion of 18 credits and a 3.00 overall GPA. Preparation of thesis under the supervision of the thesis advisor and second reader.

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