History (HIS)

HIS 500 STUDIES IN AMERICAN HISTORY

3, 3/0

Aspects of American life: significant trends, policies, and ideas in politics, diplomacy, and national culture. Topics for study dictated by student needs and interests.

HIS 501 STUDIES IN EUROPEAN HISTORY

3, 3/0

Prerequisite: Graduate status. Cultural, political, and economic perspectives on European history.

HIS 536 THE AMERICAN ENTERPRISE SYSTEM

3, 3/0

Problems and issues relating to the free enterprise system functioning within a modern industrial society; analysis of the interrelationships of basic business concepts with the decision-making processes of corporate management; historical trends and their futuristic implications.

Equivalent Course: BUS 536

HIS 588 TOPICS COURSE

3, 3/0

HIS 590 INDEPENDENT STUDY

1-3, 0/0

Prerequisite: Instructor permission. Independent inquiry into a specific topical area of U.S., European, or third-world history.

Equivalent Course: MST 590

HIS 594 GRADUATE WORKSHOP

1-3, 0/0

See the Graduate Course Catalog

HIS 598 MICRO COURSE

1, 1/0

See the Graduate Course Catalog

HIS 602 CONTEMPORARY MIDDLE EAST

3, 3/0

Characteristic cultural features of the Middle Eastern countries, with emphasis on Islam; interaction with the Western world; cultural and social changes under way; fundamentalism; problems typical of the underdeveloped nations of the world today.

Equivalent Course: PSC 612

HIS 603 SOCIAL AND INTELLECTUAL HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES

3, 3/0

Social roots of thought; effect of ideas on American society; continuing patterns of thought, such as Puritanism, liberalism, democracy; contributions of intellectual leaders.

HIS 604 HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN FRONTIER

3, 3/0

See the Graduate Course Catalog

HIS 605 STUDIES IN AMERICAN COLONIAL HISTORY

3, 3/0

Comparison of colonial policies pursued by European powers in the new world; modification in a new environment of such transplanted elements as the family, church, schools, economy, and government.

HIS 606 PROBLEMS IN BRITISH HISTORY

3, 3/0

Major constitutional, political, social, and intellectual factors that shaped Britain during one of the following periods: medieval England; Tudor Stuart; the eighteenth century; Victorian; the twentieth century.

HIS 607 THE UNITED STATES IN CONTEMPORARY WORLD AFFAIRS

3, 3/0

U.S. foreign policy; United States and the United Nations; Atlantic and Pacific commitments; internal problems (defense, production, inflation, taxation).

HIS 608 REFORM AND REFORMERS IN AMERICAN CIVILIZATION

3, 3/0

Economic and social milieu creating need for reform; personality characteristics of reform leaders; structure and operations of reform movements; selected reform movements and periods of widely sponsored reform sentiment; changes wrought in American society.

HIS 609 HISTORY OF RUSSIAN DIPLOMACY

3, 3/0

Problems of Russian and Soviet foreign policy, with special emphasis on the post-revolutionary period.

HIS 610 BLACK AMERICAN HISTORY

3, 3/0

Slavery, Northern free blacks, and American racial thought from colonial era to Civil War; Northern blacks and the Civil War; black thought during Reconstruction and post-Reconstruction eras; "Black Reconstruction"; problems of American blacks from 1895 to World War II; leadership; urban migration; twentieth-century black thought; American segregationist thought.

HIS 612 AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY IN THE FAR EAST

3, 3/0

The concept of the United States as a Pacific power; American reaction to European penetration of China; the "open door" policy and dollar diplomacy; American initiative in opening of Japan; World War I and disarmament; events leading to Pearl Harbor; World War II and American "containment" policy; the Korean War and American security pact system in the Pacific; war and peace in Southeast Asia; examination (evaluation) of the Nixon doctrine in the Pacific.

HIS 613 LATIN AMERICA IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY

3, 3/0

Social and political conditions in Latin American in the early twentieth century; the Latin American economies and the industrial world; nationalism, reform, and revolution (1900-1945); economic, political, and international problems (from World War II to Castro); major issues in Latin America today; the United States and Latin America.

HIS 614 PROBLEMS IN CLASSICAL AND MEDIEVAL HISTORY

3, 3/0

Particular cultural, intellectual, social, economic, and historiographical problems. Consult with instructor prior to registration for information on specific topics.

HIS 615 MODERN EUROPEAN POLITICAL MOVEMENTS

3, 3/0

Function, structure, behavior, and ideological basis of major European political movements since the turn of the twentieth century.

HIS 616 PROBLEMS IN MODERN EUROPEAN HISTORY

3, 3/0

Prerequisite: Graduate status. Major trends, movements, and ideas that determined the course of European history from 1500 to the present.

HIS 617 MODERN EUROPEAN IMPERIALISM AND COLONIALISM

3, 3/0

Historical theories and social science; theories of imperialism; origins of World War I as a test case of theories; colonialism in Africa, Asia, and Oceania; colonialism in the new world; breakup of the colonial empires.

HIS 618 STRANGERS IN THE LAND: TWENTIETH-CENTURY IMMIGRANTS IN THE UNITED STATES

3, 3/0

The role of the United States in world population movements during the twentieth century; shifts in governmental policy; major groups of twentieth-century immigrants; how and why they came; patterns of settlement; American nativism; assimilation and alienation of immigrants.

HIS 620 EXCEPTIONAL HISPANIC INDIVIDUALS: HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL CONCERNS

3, 3/0

A panorama of Hispanic history and culture as it pertains to the major Hispanic populations of the United States, with a concentration on the Puerto Rican and Mexican American populations. Emphasizes the relationship of language and culture, the ultimate implications for bilingual special education, and the Hispanic exceptional child.

HIS 622 NORTH AND SOUTH AMERICAN FRONTIERS AND BORDERLANDS

3, 3/0

Prerequisite: Graduate status. Examination of frontiers in the Western Hemisphere from the beginning of European encounter and conquest in 1492 to the twentieth century. The conceptualization of the borderlands and frontiers in historical scholarship. Altering notions of gender, race and class on the frontier.

HIS 623 PROBLEMS IN U.S. HISTORY

3, 3/0

Prerequisite: Graduate status. Critical and in-depth examination of specific topics or periods in U.S. history within the context of larger interpretations of American historical development. The student may use the course to explore subjects for an eventual master's project. May be taken more than once but not with the same professor; it must be taken with another professor in a different historical specialization. Check with individual professors for topics covered in any given semester.

HIS 630 TOPICS IN ASIAN HISTORY

3, 3/0

Origins, historical development, cultural achievements, and interrelationships of the major civilizations of East Asia, Southeast Asia, and India.

HIS 640 TOPICS IN THIRD WORLD HISTORY

3, 3/0

Prerequisite: Graduate status. Social, economic, and political conditions of Africa, Asia, and Latin America under Western colonialism; reform and revolution in the non-Western world; challenge of nation-building in the third world; relations between the developed nations and the third world; cold war and the third world; the United States and the third world.

HIS 645 GENDER, SEXUALITY AND IMPERIALISM

3, 3/0

Prerequisite: Graduate status. Comparative examination of the role and impact of western and indigenous women in colonial societies; “Destructive Female” and “Black Peril” myths; miscegenation; constructions of gender and sexuality and their effect on traditional as well as colonial culture and society; women as agents of political, social and cultural reform and reaction; women in anti-colonial resistance movements.

HIS 646 TOPICS IN CANADIAN HISTORY

3, 3/0

Selected themes in Canadian history from the precontact period to the present: settlement; emergence as an independent state; nature of Canadian federalism; role in the modern world.

HIS 688 INTERNSHIP

1-12, 0/0

Prerequisites: Graduate status; minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0; background of courses or experience within the area of interest; permission of adviser and department chair. Guided and supervised field experiences to complement the student's academic program.

Equivalent Course: MST 688

HIS 690 MASTER'S PROJECT

3, 3/0

Research or investigation of a particular historical topic or issue, planned and carried out by the student in consultation with the instructor.

Equivalent Course: MST 690

HIS 695 MASTER'S THESIS

1-6, 0/0

Individual investigation of an original problem submitted in acceptable form according to directions given by the Graduate School.

HIS 700 SEMINAR IN THE BIBLIOGRAPHY OF AMERICAN HISTORY

3, 3/0

Sources, monographs, and general histories in the bibliography of American history; collections of historical materials; historical organizations and services; analysis of selected topics and authors.

HIS 701 SEMINAR IN THE BIBLIOGRAPHY OF EUROPEAN HISTORY

3, 3/0

Sources, monographs, and general histories in the historical bibliography of selected European countries; collections of historical materials; historical organizations; problems of research; analysis of selected topics and authors.

HIS 702 SEMINAR IN MODERN RUSSIAN AND EASTERN EUROPEAN HISTORY

3, 3/0

Research in the problems of the former Soviet Union, from the establishment of Marxism on Russian soil to the present, emphasizing ideological problems and Russian foreign policy, particularly toward Europe.

HIS 703 READING SEMINAR IN HISTORY

3, 3/0

Prerequisite: Graduate status. Readings on topics and historical periods in American, European, and third world history. Topics vary each session.

HIS 704 RESEARCH SEMINAR IN HISTORY

3, 3/0

Prerequisite: Graduate status. Preparation of individual research papers on some undeveloped aspect of American, European, or third world history; guidance in the location and use of source materials, bibliographical tools, and writing technique. Topics vary each session. May be taken up to three times.

HIS 709 LOCAL HISTORY: RESEARCH METHODS AND TECHNIQUES

3, 3/0

Preparation of individual research papers on some undeveloped aspect of local history; guidance in historical research and writing techniques. Topics vary each session. May be taken up to three times.

HIS 711 SEMINAR IN AMERICAN HISTORY

3, 3/0

Problems in American social, intellectual, or diplomatic history as determined by student needs and staff; historical methodology; the philosophy of history and historical writing; individual projects and seminar discussion. Topics vary each session. May be taken up to three times.

HIS 721 THESIS/PROJECT CONTINUATION

0, 0/0

HIS 722 THESIS/PROJECT EXTENDED

0, 0/0

HIS 795 MASTER'S THESIS

1-6, 0/0

Individual investigation of an original problem submitted in acceptable form according to directions given by the Graduate School.

Equivalent Course: MST 795