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HIST101 Western Civilization to 1660

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

(HIST 2311) Western Civilization to 1660. Ancient civilizations, Greek, Roman and Asian; Christianity; medieval civilization in west, eastern Europe; political, social and intellectual developments from earliest human cultures to 1660.

HIST102 Western Civilization Since 1660

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

(HIST 2312) Western Civilization Since 1660. Religious, dynastic and imperial developments; Industrial Revolution; western democracies; rise of nationalism and communism; central and eastern Europe; intellectual revolution; World Wars I and II and the contemporary world.

HIST103 World History to 1500

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

(HIST 2321) World History to 1500. Development of major world societies in the premodern era; emergence of agrarian-based modes of production, political states, religious economy and a global division of systems; Eurasian world system and the civilizations of Africa and the Americas.

HIST104 World History Since 1500

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

(HIST 2322) World History Since 1500. Interaction of major world societies in the modern era; emergence of the modern world-economy and a global division of labor; European imperialism and colonialism and reactions in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

HIST105 History of the United States

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

(HIST 1301) History of the United States. Colonial heritage; Revolution; adoption of Constitution; growth of nationalism and sectionalism; Civil War; Reconstruction; also taught at Galveston and Qatar campuses.

HIST106 History of the United States

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

(HIST 1302) History of the United States. Since reconstruction; new social and industrial problems; rise of progressivism; U.S. emergence as a world power; World War I; reaction and New Deal; World War II; contemporary America; also taught at Galveston and Qatar campuses.

HIST107 Introduction to the Health Humanities

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Introduction to the methods and approaches of the health humanities; exposure to key scholarship in this field as well as major methods and approaches; application of such skills to the analysis of cultural case studies such as illness narratives or contemporary debates in scientific bioethics.

HIST210 Russian Civilization

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Russian history, culture and society from origins to the present; rise of the Russian Empire; autocracy; modernization without liberalization; reforms, reaction, revolution; development of Communist regime; continuity from Imperial to Soviet period in industrialization, bureaucracy and treatment of peasants, nationalities and intellectual opposition; Gorbachev and a new "revolution."

HIST212/RELS212 Holy War

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Concepts of holy war in Jewish, Christian and Muslim history; language and literature of holy war; motivations for waging holy war; the relationship between war, martyrdom, pilgrimage and sainthood; religious orders engaging in holy war; political aims of holy war; practices of holy war; perspectives of those attacked in holy wars.
Cross Listing: RELS212/HIST212.

HIST213 History of England

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

British, Saxon and Norman origins; national development; struggles between church and state; crown and nobles; nobles and commons; development of parliament.

HIST214 History of England

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Agrarian and Industrial Revolutions; relations with Ireland; evolution of democracy; struggles with France and Napoleon; social legislation in the 20th century; growth of Empire until World War II.

HIST220 History of Christianity: Origins to the Reformation

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

History of Christian doctrine, ecclesiastical organization, and religious practice, origins through Reformation, with emphasis on religion and society; life and teachings of Jesus; apostolic church; patristic period; Christianization of Roman Empire and northern Europe; monasticism; medieval church; Gregorian reform; heresy; papal monarchy; schism and conciliarism; reformations of the sixteenth century.
Cross Listing: CLAS220 and RELS220.

HIST221/RELS221 History of Islam

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Key themes in Islam and Islamic history; Orientalism; pre-Islamic Arabia; the Qur’an; Sunni-Shi’i sectarian divisions; Islamic law; theology; sciences; mystical traditions; rituals of the Muslim faith; cross-cultural and religious encounters; holy war; ritual practices; fundamentalism; women in Islam; Islam in the West.
Cross Listing: RELS221/HIST221.

HIST222/RELS222 History of Christianity, Reformation to Present

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

History of Christian religion from the era of the Reformation (sixteenth century) to the present, with emphasis on social, cultural, political and economic history in relation to Christian structures and theological movements.
Cross Listing: RELS222/HIST222.

HIST225 Revolutionary America

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

History of the American Revolution; cultural conflict and diversity; loyalists; the conflict as a civil war; ideological clashes; British perspectives; African slave experiences; American Indian experiences; home front; social diversity of American forces; global consequences; the ongoing struggle to fulfill the revolution’s promises.

HIST226 History of Texas

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

(HIST 2301) History of Texas. History of Texas from Spanish period to present day. Stress placed upon period of Anglo-American settlement, revolution, republic and development of modern state; also taught at Galveston campus.

HIST230 American Military History, 1609 to Present

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Main events, personalities and technologies related to American military history; also taught at Qatar campus.

HIST232 History of American Sea Power

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Development of American sea power from the 18th century to the present; also taught at Galveston campus.

HIST234 European Military History

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Includes societal involvement, democratization of war, technology, strategy, military thought and campaigns.

HIST236/CLAS236 War and Violence in the Ancient World

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Equipment, organization, tactics and strategy on land and sea in the wars of the Ancient World, including the Near East, Greece and Rome; use of force and violence in the furtherance of political objectives and social control; winners, losers and survivors.
Cross Listing: CLAS236/HIST236.

HIST240 Empires of Food

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

History of the relationships between food, imperialism and colonization; topics include sugar and slavery, environmental impact of colonial agriculture, agricultural labor, cultural impact food security and consumerism.

HIST242 United States Maritime History

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Development of American maritime history from colonial times to the present; Galveston campus.

HIST258 American Indian History

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Survey of American Indian history; Pre-Columbian, First Contact, Colonial Conquest, Differentiation between cultural groups; Reservation period, twentieth-century self-determination, and Pan-Indianism; also taught at Qatar campus.

HIST280 The Historian’s Craft

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

The Historian's Craft. The world of the professional historian; meanings and uses of history; current debates; archival research; evidence and argumentation; principles and methods of the analytical narrative.

HIST285 Directed Studies

Credits 0 to 3. 0 to 3 Other Hours.

Selected fields of history not covered in depth by other courses. Reports and extensive reading required.
Prerequisite: Approval of department head.

HIST289 Special Topics in...

Credits 3. 3 Other Hours.

Selected topics in an identified area of history. May be repeated for credit.
Prerequisite: Approval of instructor.

HIST291 Research

Credits 0 to 3. 0 to 3 Other Hours.

Research conducted under the direction of faculty member in history.
Prerequisites: 24 hours if history, with 12 or more at 200-level or above; freshman or sophomore classification and approval of instructor.

HIST300/AFST300 Blacks in the United States, 1607-1877

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Blacks in the United States from the colonial period to 1877; the slave trade, slavery, free blacks and the impact of the Civil War and Reconstruction on blacks.
Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification.
Cross Listing: AFST300/HIST300.

HIST301/AFST301 Blacks in the United States Since 1877

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Blacks in the United States from the end of Reconstruction to the present; the ideologies of black leaders, disfranchisement, lynching and the quest for equality in the 1950s and 1960s.
Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification.
Cross Listing: AFST301/HIST301.

HIST302 Women and War in the African Diaspora

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Case studies of women and war in the African diaspora in a wide historical and comparative context; social, economic, and cultural influence of war on women’s lives; women as victims, combatants, and refugees; historical construction of race, ethnic and gender identity during times of conflict.
Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification.

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HIST303 History and Memory

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Relationships between past and present; role of change in political, social and cultural contexts across time; social and public functions of historical research; contested relationship between professional historians, politicians and states, cultural institutions, the media and the general public.
Prerequisites: Junior or senior classification or approval from instructor.

HIST304 Southwest Borderlands

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Origins and development of Indigenous, Spanish, and Mexican history of Greater Southwest; exploration and conquest; Spanish entradas into Southwest; rise of institutions and colonial society; economic history; examination of social and cultural relations including gender; Mexican independence; Mexico's far northern frontier, 1821-1848.
Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification.

HIST305 Chicana/o History since 1848

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Social, economic and political evolution of Chicanas/os from 1848 to present; includes current issues, legacies of violence, land tenure systems, racial discrimination, changing class relations, gender, civil rights, immigration, identity, and culture.
Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification.

HIST307 Latinx History

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Latinx communities from the nineteenth century to the present in the U.S.; Mexican Americans, Puerto Ricans, Cubans, and Central and South Americans; differences in historical experiences; role of race, class, politics, immigration, gender and sexuality; cultural identity as expressed in art, literature, folklore and religion; contemporary social, political and economic issues.
Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification or approval of instructor.

HIST308 History of American Indians in the U.S. South

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Examination of the role of indigenous populations in the history and formation of the U.S. South; cultural values and social practices; impact of European exploration and African slavery; trade patterns, imperial wars, and removal policies.
Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification.

HIST316 Latino/a Labor in the United States

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

The experience of Latino/a labor in the United States, from the 19th through the early 21st century; role of gender, race and ethnicity and policy on labor experiences and labor relations; intersections of labor and migration, globalization.
Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification.

HIST317 Born Country - American Agricultural History

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

History of American agricultural settlement and development from the colonial period to the present; labor, technology, the environment, politics and government policy; regional variations; farmer rebellions; rural society and culture.
Prerequisites: Junior or senior classification.

HIST319 U.S. Immigration and Ethnicity

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

The sources and persistence of ethnic identity in 19th and 20th century America; its interaction with religion, politics, languages, education and social mobility; various nativist and anti-immigrant movements; contrasts and continuities between contemporary immigration patterns and those of earlier eras.

HIST320 History of the Atlantic World

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Introduction to the comparative study of the civilizations and cultures that bordered on the Atlantic Ocean; examination of culture and economic exchanges and adaptations, migrations, empire-building, and the emergence of new societies and cultures.
Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification.

HIST321 The Age of Revolution in the Atlantic World

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Origins and events of the revolutions that transformed the Atlantic empires of Great Britain, France, and Spain in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries; disruption of old political and economic orders; creation of independent states in the Americas.
Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification.

HIST322 History of the Iberian World

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Introduction to the people and places of the Iberian World, ca. 1500-1900; social, political and economical relations between Spain, Portugal, Asia and the Americas; emergence of a shared culture and cross-cultural exchange.
Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification or approval of instructor.

HIST323 Asian American History

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Asian migration to the Americas; East Asian, Southeast Asian, South Asian and Pacific Islander American perspectives; role of race, class, gender, and sexuality; civil movements for immigration and citizenship rights; cultural expression and identity formation.
Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification.

HIST326 History of the Caribbean

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

History of the Caribbean region from human settlement to the present; Indigenous peoples; European colonization; colonial societies; challenges to the imperial plantation model; emancipation; independence and decolonization.
Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification.

HIST327 History of the Caribbean Since Emancipation

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

History of the Caribbean region from the late nineteenth century to the present; links to earlier plantation societies; economic, cultural, social, and political developments.
Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification.

HIST330 Women in Ancient Greece and Rome

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Survey of women in classical Greece and Rome; emphases on female occupations and family relationships, legal and political status, traditional values, notorious women, how women were viewed and how they viewed themselves.
Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification.
Cross Listing: CLAS330 and WGST330.

HIST331 Medieval Mediterranean, 300-1453

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

History of the European, North African and Middle Eastern states of the Mediterranean region in the medieval period; emphasis on political, religious, cultural, social, economic, environmental, scientific, institutional and diplomatic issues of the area and its hinterlands.
Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification or approval of instructor.

HIST333 Europe in the Age of Absolutism, 1660-1815

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Europe from the "Age of Louis XIV" to the Congress of Vienna; Russia, Austria and Prussia. Mercantilism, capitalism and the rise of the middle class. Origins and consequences of the Enlightenment.

HIST334 History of Europe in the Nineteenth Century

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Cultural, economic, and political processes that shaped European civilization (east and west); the Napoleon era; industrialization and urbanization; liberalism and socialism; empire and revolution; cultural developments.
Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification.

HIST336 Europe Since 1919

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

A political, diplomatic, military, economic, social and cultural history of Europe since World War I.
Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification or approval of instructor.

HIST337 War and European Society in the Twentieth Century

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

War and social change in Europe during the twentieth century; relationships between front lines and home fronts; government and civil society; gender and war; ethnic and national identities in Eastern, Central, and Western Europe.
Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification.

HIST338 The Rise of the European Middle Class

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Survey of European society and social classes from the origins of capitalism in the Middle Ages to the triumph of the "middle class world" in the 19th century; rise of the middle class, development of bourgeois ideology and culture, and creation of the working class.

HIST339 Eastern Europe

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Eastern Europe from the late middle ages to the present; Ottoman, Habsburg, Russian and Soviet Empires; origins of modern East European nation-states; world wars; rise of nationalism; experience of communism and the Cold War; collapse of communism; post-communist democratic and economic transitions.
Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification.

HIST340 Global Communism - Its Rise, Fall and Legacies

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

History of communism and the movements and states it inspired across the globe; communism’s intellectual origins and development throughout the world; everyday life; state violence and communism at war; race, gender, nationalism and environmental impacts; the decline, collapse and reinvention of communism; contested legacies and relevance of communism today.
Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification.

HIST341 Latin America to 1810

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Spanish and Portuguese colonization in the Americas; encounters between Indigenous, African and European peoples; everyday lives of individual women and men in the Iberian colonies; cultural, social, economic and political developments within colonial Latin America.
Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification.

HIST342 Latin America Since 1810

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Political history of independent South American nations since independence with emphasis upon ABC countries; economic, social and cultural development; foreign relations.
Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification.

HIST343 Inter-American Relations

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Cultural, diplomatic and economic relations in the Western Hemisphere in historical perspective.
Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification or approval of instructor.

HIST344/AFST344 History of Africa to 1800

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Origins of humankind in Africa; development and spread of pastoralism, agriculture and iron-working; formation of states and empires; impact of Christianity and Islam; rise of international trade in gold, ivory and slaves; African diaspora.
Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification.
Cross Listing: AFST344/HIST344.

HIST345/AFST345 Modern Africa

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

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Survey of Africa since 1800; pre-colonial African states and societies; establishment and impact of European colonial rule; rise of nationalist movements; achievement of independence; problems of political stability and economic development in contemporary Africa; South Africa's apartheid regime and its opponents.
Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification.
Cross Listing: AFST345/HIST345.

HIST346/AFST346 History of South Africa

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Selected themes in the history of South Africa from the African Iron Age to the Apartheid regime; history of race relations in the 19th and 20th centuries and the rise of a modern industrial state.
Cross Listing: AFST346/HIST346.

HIST347/RELS347 Rise of Islam, 600-1258

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Late-Antiquity; Pre-Islamic Arabia; the rise of Islam and a historical survey of the development of the Islamicate civilizations from c. 600 to the Mongol Conquests c. 1258 with an emphasis on politics, religion, society and culture.
Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification or approval of instructor.
Cross Listing: RELS347/HIST347.

HIST348 Modern Middle East

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Survey of the Middle East since 1800; introduction to Islam and Islamic civilization; decline of the Ottoman Empire; European imperialism; rise of nationalist movements; Zionism and the emergence of Israel; Arab-Israeli conflict; impact of oil; revolution in Iran and Islamic resurgence.
Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification.

HIST349/ASIA349 The Vietnam War/The American War

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Vietnam's relations with the West; French colonialism; origins and development of Vietnamese nationalism; Cold War and American involvement; wartime societies in North and South Vietnam; expansion of the war to Cambodia and Laos; anti-war movements in the United States; reasons for American defeat; consequences and lessons of the war.
Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification.
Cross Listing: ASIA349/HIST349.

HIST350/ASIA350 World War II in Asia and the Pacific

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Origins and development of Japanese imperialism; Japan's expansion into East and Southeast Asia and the Pacific; wartime societies; collaboration and resistance; effects of the war in the United States on Japanese-Americans; outcomes of the war; remembrance of the war.
Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification.
Cross Listing: ASIA350/HIST350.

HIST352/ASIA352 Modern East Asia

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Impact of the West on traditional China and Japan; the response through modernization; rise of nationalism and formation of modern nation states.
Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification.
Cross Listing: ASIA352/HIST352.

HIST353 Modern South Asia

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Evolution of cultures, politics and societies in Indian sub-continent from c.1500 to present; rise and demise of empires (especially Mughal and British); anti-colonialism and emergence of nation states; social and cultural struggles and debates.
Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification.

HIST356/ASIA356 Twentieth Century Japan

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Industrialization and modernization of Japan; its rise from an isolated nation to a major world power and economic giant.
Cross Listing: ASIA356/HIST356.

HIST357/AFST357 Out of Africa: The Black Diaspora and the Modern World

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

History and cultures of the peoples of the African Diaspora from the fourteenth through the nineteenth centuries; social, political, and economic impact on Africa, the Americas, Europe, and the Arab World; emphasis on race, gender, identity, and migration.
Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification.
Cross Listing: AFST357/HIST357.

HIST359 American Environmental History

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

History of American attitudes toward nature: use of land, water, timber, oil, coal, wildlife and other natural resources in the United States; conservation movement and significant conflicts over resources; changing perception of the physical environment.

HIST360 History of Energy in America

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Impact of energy upon industrial America; emphasis on relationship between energy and industrial development, emergence of state and federal energy policies, role of energy in foreign policy, growth of energy-oriented industries and impact of energy development on the environment.

HIST361 From Gutenberg to Google - International History of Technology and Innovation

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Invention, development, innovation, diffusion, transfer, adaptation and application of technologies; agricultural, industrial, transportation, communications revolutions; societal shaping of technology; technological shaping of societies.

HIST362 History of Science

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

The ideas of the great scientists and their impact on society; the Newtonian Revolution; Lavoisier and the new chemistry; Darwin and evolutionary thought; Enrico Fermi, Robert Oppenheimer and the development of nuclear energy.

HIST363 History of Science in America

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

The major developments in the physical and life sciences from colonial times to the present; the lives and scientific contributions of such famous American scientists as Benjamin Franklin, Joseph Henry, Thomas Edison and J. Robert Oppenheimer.

HIST364 From Axes to iPads - History of Innovation and Technology in America

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Pre-colonial to contemporary eras; invention, development, innovation, transfer, diffusion, adaptation and application of technologies; societal shaping of technology; technological shaping of societies.

HIST365/RELS365 Religion in Early America

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Religion in North America from colonial beginnings to eve of Civil War; relations between European Christianity, Native Americans and African Americans; religious pluralism, reform movements, social and political change.
Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification.
Cross Listing: RELS365/HIST365.

HIST366/RELS366 Religion in Modern America

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Religion in America from the Civil War to contemporary period; relationship of religion and racial formation, capitalism, gender, sexuality, immigration; religious pluralism; evangelicalism; role of religious politics and social movements.
Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification.
Cross Listing: RELS366/HIST366.

HIST367 American Colonies

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Colonization of North America and the Caribbean; interactions between diverse Indigenous, African and European peoples; development of colonial societies and the creation of an Atlantic world.
Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification.

HIST368 The Birth of the Republic, 1763-1820

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Impact of French and Indian War; British colonial policy 1763-1775; War for Independence; Confederation crisis; Constitution-making and ratification; development of political parties; problem of foreign entanglements; War of 1812; conflict of nationalist and sectionalist tendencies; historiography and interpretation.

HIST369 The United States, 1820-1860

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Jacksonian democracy; impact of nationalism and sectionalism; manifest destiny and Mexican War; slavery controversy; expansion.

HIST370 Civil War and Reconstruction

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Survey of background and causes of the war; military, political, economic, and diplomatic aspects of the war; life behind the lines; Reconstruction and post-war adjustments, 1861-1877.

HIST371 America in the Gilded Age, 1877-1901

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

The United States from 1877 to 1901; political, cultural and economic developments.

HIST372 Reform, War and Normalcy: The United States, 1901-1929

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Emergence of Progressivism; reform in the cities and states; reforms and foreign policies of the Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft and Woodrow Wilson administrations; World War I and aftermath; Harding-Coolidge normalcy; the Jazz Age; Hoover and the Great Crash.

HIST373 The Great Depression and World War II

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

The United States, 1929-1945; cultural, social, economic, and political developments in the nation; global diplomacy and military strategy; also taught at Galveston campus.

HIST374 The United States After World War II

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

The United States since World War II; political, economic, cultural and social changes and role as a world leader; also taught at Galveston campus.

HIST376 Great Scientists in History

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

History of fundamental scientific principles through biography; Galileo, Newton, Darwin, Mendel, Curie, Einstein, Pauling, and others.
Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification.

HIST377 Africana Women's History

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Black women’s history from the precolonial era to the present; emphasis on the cultural, political, legal, economic, sexual, social, and religious factors that shaped their experiences across the African Diaspora and the world.
Prerequisites: Junior or senior classification.
Cross Listing: AFST377 and WGST377.

HIST401 Slavery in World History

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Comparative history of human slavery; slavery in the Ancient World, Asia, Africa; varieties of modern slavery in the New World since 1500; abolition of slavery and continuing forms of human bondage in the contemporary world.
Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification.
Cross Listing: AFST401 and ASIA401.

HIST402 History of Modern Germany

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Germany from the late eighteenth century to the present; cultural, social and political developments in national and transnational context.

HIST404 Post 1945 Germanies

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Examines Germany from the end of World War II to the end of the 20th century; includes political, social, cultural, and economic life in divided and occupied Germany; covers Germany since reunification in 1990.
Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification.

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HIST405 History of the Holocaust

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

History of the Nazi Holocaust; Third Reich; Jewish Ghetto life and concentration camps; role of the military, S.S. and German business; lessons and legacies; also taught at Galveston campus.

HIST406 The Era of the French Revolution and Napoleon, 1715-1815

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Origins and events of the French Revolution; Napoleon Bonaparte and the First Empire; social, economic, political and military developments in France and Europe.

HIST407 History of France Since 1815

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Nineteenth century Bourbon, Orleanist, Bonapartist and Republican regimes; France in World Wars I and II; De Gaulle and the role of France in the 20th century.

HIST409 Youth in Modern Asia: Rebellions and Conformities

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Twentieth century history of youth in Asia; social, cultural and political youth movements; roots of rebellions and conformities; colonialism and post-colonialism; war and anti-war movements; role of hippies, class and consumerism; femininity and masculinity; globalization and national identity; religion and morality; education; music.
Prerequisites: Junior or senior classification or approval of instructor.

HIST410 Russian History to 1801

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Origins and Christianization of Russia; establishment and decline of Kievan Rus' state; Mongol conquest and domination of Russia; rise of Moscow, establishment of tsardom, expansion of state in sixteenth and seventeenth centuries; Peter the Great's reforms; emergence of Russian Empire as a major power; era of Catherine the Great.

HIST411 Imperial Russia 1801-1917

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

The last century of the autocratic Romanov dynasty and the social, intellectual, economic and political forces that ended it; political culture, society in transition, international affairs and revolutionary groups in an era of reform, counter-reform, reaction and industrialization.

HIST412 Russia's Long Twentieth Century - The Soviet Experiment and Beyond

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Historical examination of the late Russian Empire; 1917 revolutions; building the world's first socialist society; Stalinism and political terror; Great Patriotic War; Cold War; reforming the Soviet system; socialist stagnation; the Gorbachev "revolution" and Soviet collapse; post-Soviet developments and rise of Putin.
Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification.

HIST416 Texas as Border Region

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

History of Texas since annexation; slavery and its aftermath; border cultures and identities; race and ethnicity; modernization and its discontents.
Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification or approval of instructor.

HIST418 Intellectual History from the Ancient Near East to the Early Middle Ages

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Political, social, cultural and religious histories of significant figures, groups, schools of thought and movements in western Afro-Eurasia from the Assyrian Empire to the later Roman Empire; developments in political theory, literature, sociology, arts, architecture, music, philosophy, law, sciences and education.
Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification.
Cross Listing: CLAS418 and RELS418.

HIST419/RELS419 Intellectual History, 500 to 1600

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Political, social, cultural and religious histories of significant figures, groups, schools of thought and movements in western Afro-Eurasia from the rise of Islam to the Renaissance; developments in political theory, literature, sociology, arts, architecture, music, philosophy, law, sciences and education.
Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification.
Cross Listing: RELS419/HIST419.

HIST420 European Intellectual History from the Enlightenment to 1900

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Political and social history of selected major figures and important movements in political theory, literature, sociology, art, economics and philosophy in the 18th and 19th centuries.

HIST421 European Intellectual History in the Twentieth Century

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Political and social history of selected major figures and important movements in political theory, literature, sociology, art, economics and philosophy from the turn of the century to the present.

HIST425/RELS425 The Sacred and Profane in History

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Case studies of the sacred in varied times and regions; holy persons; holy places; holy objects; language and literature of the sacred; competing concepts of the holy within society; gender and the holy; institutions promoting holy people and places; the impact of social, political, cultural and intellectual developments on the relationship between the sacred and the profane.
Prerequisites: Junior or senior classification.
Cross Listing: RELS425/HIST425.

HIST426/CLAS426 The Ancient Greeks

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Greek History and civilization from the Archaic Age to Alexander the Great (8th-late 4th century B.C.).
Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification, or approval of instructor.
Cross Listing: CLAS426/HIST426.

HIST427/CLAS427 The Roman Republic

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Major events and issues in Roman history from the beginnings of the Republic to its incipient disintegration.
Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification, or approval of instructor.
Cross Listing: CLAS427/HIST427.

HIST428/CLAS428 The Roman Empire: Principate

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Major events and issues in Roman history from the late Republic to the consolidation of the state of Late Antiquity.
Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification, or approval of instructor.
Cross Listing: CLAS428/HIST428.

HIST429/CLAS429 The Roman Empire: Transformations

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Major events and issues in Roman history from the rise of Christianity as an imperial religion to the end of Late Antiquity.
Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification, or approval of instructor.
Cross Listing: CLAS429/HIST429.

HIST431 The Kingdom of Ireland, 1541-1800

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

History of Ireland from the mid sixteenth century through the end of the eighteenth century; impact of religion, politics, warfare, land disputes, famine, and international developments; creation of the United Kingdom.
Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification.

HIST432 The Nation of Ireland, 1800 to the Present

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

History of Ireland from the creation of the United Kingdom through the end of the twentieth century; British-Irish relations; agrarian unrest and violence; famine; political, cultural, and religious developments.
Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification.

HIST433 Digital Humanities Theory and Practice

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

The use of digital tools for conducting humanities research; theoretical ideas that inform the field; application of theory to the critical assessment of online digital projects in the field.
Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification.
Cross Listing: DHUM433 and ENGL433.

HIST435 Sixteenth-Century Britain

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Changes in social, cultural, economic, political and religious institutions and organization; growth of the nation state; the "new monarchy"; Reformation and religious settlement; international relations; inflation and social dislocation; the role of Parliament.

HIST436 Seventeenth-Century Britain

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Social, political, economic, cultural and religious developments, Puritanism and the Revolution of the 1640s, the Restoration, establishment of constitutional monarchy after 1688, Great Britain's rise as an imperial power.

HIST437 Eighteenth Century Britain

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Political, social, economical, intellectual, cultural, and imperial history of Britain in the eighteenth century.
Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification.

HIST438 Nineteenth Century Britain

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Political, social, economic, cultural, intellectual and military history of Great Britain from 1815 to 1914.
Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification or approval of instructor.

HIST439 Twentieth Century Britain

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Constitutional, political, economic, military, social and cultural history of Great Britain since 1900.
Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification or approval of instructor.

HIST441 History of Mexico, 1821 to the Present

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Political, economic and social development of Mexico since independence and her relation to other world powers.

HIST442 World War II

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Origins; military campaigns in Europe, North Africa, Asia, and the Pacific; European, Japanese, Asian, and American home fronts; collapse of Germany; atomic warfare; legacies.
Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification.

HIST443 American Military History to 1901

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

American military experience from colonial days to 1901; causes, nature and effect of the wars in which the United States has participated.

HIST444 American Military History Since 1901

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

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American military experience from 1901 to present; causes, nature and effect of wars in which the United States has participated; effect of war on American history.

HIST445 History of Military Strategy

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Military thought and theory, 1700 to the present.
Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification.

HIST447 Law and Society in the United States through Reconstruction

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

How political and social conditions in American history have produced fundamental constitutional principles, changes and practices; historical evolution of written and unwritten Constitution; state law, legal theory, legal profession and private law through the Civil War and Reconstruction.
Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification or approval of instructor.

HIST448 American Law Since 1865

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Analysis of themes in American legal and constitutional history since 1865; examination of social, cultural, and political context surrounding major Supreme Court decisions; social impact of laws and Supreme Court decisions; investigation of legal activities such as moot court and amicus curiae briefs.
Prerequisites: Junior or senior classification.

HIST449 History of Brazil, 1822 to the Present

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Political, cultural and economic development of Brazil since independence; slavery and race relations; relation to other world powers.
Prerequisite: Junior classification.

HIST450 Southern Identities and Cultures through Reconstruction

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Focus on parts of North America where slavery dominated the economy, politics and demographics; experiences of native, African and European-descended peoples in such regions from the colonial period to the end of slavery; debates about geographical and cultural roots of regional identities.
Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification or approval of instructor.

HIST451 Southern Identities and Cultures Since Reconstruction

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Focus on the aftermath of slavery and defeat in those parts of North America where slavery dominated the economy, politics and demographics; transformations in race, culture and politics in such regions and emergence of new identities since Reconstruction; debates over the geographic and cultural roots of the American South.
Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification or approval of instructor.

HIST452 The American Revolution

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

The causes and consequences of revolutionary activity; battlefields and homefronts during the War for Independence; social, political and economic impact of the Revolution on diverse peoples and communities both in the new United States and abroad; historical memory of the American Revolution.
Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification.

HIST453 The American Frontier

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Westward movement; patterns of westward expansion, pioneer settlement, the West in diplomacy and influence of frontier on American life and institutions.

HIST455 History of the American City

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

History of American Cities; a social, economic and political study of industry, labor and immigration; development of a metropolitan society.

HIST458 The History of Childhood and Family in America

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

History of childhood and family in American history; examination of how region, race, ethnicity, class and gender shape children's and the family's experiences; consideration of how social, cultural, economic, and political structures shape ideas about and activities of children and families in America.

HIST459 American Society and Culture to 1877

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Century of social and political thought, religion, science, scholarship and education in the United States.

HIST460 American Society and Culture Since 1877

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Continuation of HIST 459 from 1877 to the present.

HIST461/WGST461 History of American Women

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Cultural, political, legal and religious factors that helped shape the role and character of women in American society from colonial times to the present; historical role of women in the development of the nation.
Cross Listing: WGST461/HIST461.

HIST462 American Foreign Relations to 1913

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

History of U.S. foreign relations and policies to 1913.
Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification or approval of instructor.

HIST463 American Foreign Relations Since 1913

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

History of U.S. foreign relations and policies since 1913.
Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification or approval of instructor.

HIST464 International Developments Since 1918

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

General survey of world politics since close of World War I; problems and ideologies of great powers of Europe and factors and conditions which explain present political tendencies and policies.

HIST468/LMAS468 Latinx Civil Rights Movements

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Latinx civil rights movements in the twentieth century; Mexican American, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Central American; racism, economic inequality, labor exploitation, segregation, anti-immigrant sentiment, gender discrimination; role of liberalism, multiethnic coalitions, third world liberation movements, revolutionary nationalism, religion; movement philosophies and strategies; contemporary immigrant rights movements.
Prerequisites: Junior or senior classification or approval of instructor.
Cross Listing: LMAS468/HIST468.

HIST469 History of Collective Protest and Violence

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Examination of collective protest and violence on a case study basis and in comparative and historical context; emphasis on causes, the nature of participation, assumptions and goals, and the character of repression.
Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification.

HIST470 American Business History

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Management strategy and structure of the modern corporation in 19th and 20th century America and the corporation's changing roles in American society.

HIST473/WGST473 Women's History in the Modern U.S.

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

History of women in the U.S. from the late nineteenth century to the present; role of intersectionality in defining the experience of modern womanhood; women as activists, workers, consumers, mothers, and feminists; experiences, lives and influence of women of color; examination of contemporary social, political and economic histories.
Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification or approval of instructor; HIST-473 also taught at Galveston campus.
Cross Listing: WGST473/HIST473.

HIST474 Topics in Historical Ethnical Conflict

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Analysis of a specific instance of historical ethnic conflict; examination of the social, political, religious, and economic factors contributing to that historical conflict; discussion of structural factors influencing ethnic, national and other group efforts to advance claims to separate identity and self-government; case study will vary by semester.
Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification.

HIST475 Empire and History

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Empires in their formative, medieval, early modern and modern periods within a comparative framework with a case-study approach; geographic range varies; politics, religion, culture, literature, arts, economics, environment, race, gender, identity formation, technology, class, medicine, sciences, philosophy, labor, violence, agriculture, immigration, slavery, diplomacy and industrialization. May be taken 3 times for credit.
Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification.

HIST476/WGST476 Sex and Sexuality in History

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Changing ideas about sex and sexuality over time; includes their interaction with ideas about gender, race, class, religion, science, technology, medicine, politics and popular culture; historical and cultural processes creating modern concerns about sex and sexuality.
Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification.
Cross Listing: WGST476/HIST476.

HIST477/WGST477 Women and Gender in Modern European History

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Women in Europe from the 18th century to the present: women's contributions to their societies; realities of their daily lives and their responses; perceptions of women; role of institutions in defining women's roles; significance for women of industrialization, revolution, warfare, scientific discoveries; interaction of class, race and gender.
Cross Listing: WGST477/HIST477.

HIST481 Seminar in History

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Literature of an issue, event, period or people in history; use of primary source materials connected with the field of the seminar; problems of bibliography, historiography and historical method; and experience in writing.
Prerequisite: 21 credits of history, 9 of which must be 300-level or above. Open to senior history majors or with instructor's approval.

HIST485 Directed Studies

Credits 0 to 3. 0 to 3 Other Hours.

Selected fields of history not covered in depth by other courses. Reports and extensive reading required.
Prerequisite: Approval of department head; also taught at Galveston campus.

HIST489 Special Topics in...

Credits 1 to 4. 1 to 4 Lecture Hours.

Selected topics in an identified area of history.

HIST491 Research

Credits 0 to 3. 0 to 3 Other Hours.

Research conducted under the direction of faculty member in history.
Prerequisites: 24 hours if history, with 12 or more at 300-level or above; junior or senior classification and approval of instructor.

HIST497 Independent Honors Studies

Credits 1 to 3. 1 to 3 Other Hours.

Directed independent studies for upper division Honors students, regardless of academic major, in selected aspects of history.
Prerequisites: Junior or senior classification either as Honors student or with overall GPR of 3.25 and letter of approval from head of student's major department and approval of head, Department of History.

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