HISTORY (HIST)

1311 World History, Part I

This course surveys major themes in the settlement by humans in the physical environment from Prehistory. The main emphasis will be on the complex interaction between human history and the environment as early societies develop. Special attention will be paid to the technology that humans develop to control the world around them. Fulfills CORE requirement. (Fall)

1312 World History, Part II

This course surveys major themes in the history of human development in the physical environment after the Middle Ages to the present. The main emphasis will be on the interaction between humans, their developing societies and the environment. The consequences of technology in relation to modernization, industrialization and human habitation form a central theme. Fulfills CORE requirement. (Spring)

1321 The United States to 1865

This course surveys the historical topics of U.S. History from pre-Columbian eras to the Civil War. The main emphasis is on the political, social, economic, and cultural events that shape the developing nation. Fulfills CORE requirement. (Fall)

1322 The United States Since 1865

This course surveys historical topics of U.S. History since Reconstruction to the present. The main emphasis is on the effects of modernization, industrialization and political changes that shape modern America. Fulfills CORE requirement. (Spring)

2322 Texas History

This course surveys the history of Texas from the Spanish Empire to Modern Texas. It studies the impact of the Spanish Empire, the nation of Mexico and twentieth century changes on the political, economic, and cultural history of Texas. Does not fulfill CORE requirement. May be taken as a Cultural Studies Elective. (Fall, Spring)

3324 Colonial America

This course studies the founding and development of the thirteen original colonies, and the political, cultural, religious and economic development of American society prior to the American Revolution. Prerequisites: HIST 1321. May be taken as a Cultural Studies Elective. (Fall, every other even-numbered year)

3325 U.S. National Period

This course studies the Constitutional convention and the presidencies of Washington to Monroe; the origin and impact of political parties; early commercial and industrial development; and changes in American political system and society. Prerequisites: HIST 1321 (Spring, every other odd-numbered year)

3326 The Rise of Modern America 1870-1920

This course studies the transformation of the United States from an agrarian to an industrial society; the rise of big business, immigration, organized labor, urbanization, populism, and progressivism. Prerequisites: HIST 1322 (Fall, every other odd-numbered year)

3327 United States from World War I to World War II

This course examines the social, political, and economic issues that influenced America between the world wars. Emphases include the Crash of 1929, the Depression, and the New Deal. Prerequisites: HIST 1322 (Spring, every other even-numbered year)

3328 The United States since 1945

This course studies the various political, social, and economic issues that have influenced contemporary society since World War II. Prerequisite: HIST 1322 (Fall, every other even-numbered year)

3331 Colonial Latin America

This course studies the establishment and development of the Spanish and Portuguese empires in America to the 1820s. Special emphasis on economic, social, racial, and religious values and traditions. May be taken as a Cultural Studies elective. Prerequisites: HIST 1311 (Fall, odd-numbered years)

3332 Latin America since Independence

This course is a study of the movement for independence, its origins and models. It includes Latin American realities, problems, and prospects in contemporary times. May be taken as a Cultural Studies elective. Prerequisites: HIST 1312 (Spring, even-numbered years)

3340 Modern Europe

This course studies the political, economic, and religious expansion of Europe from the 15th century to World War I; the rise of the modern state system and the nature of modern society since the French Revolution; the ideological roots and nature of totalitarianism as well as the role played by Europe in world affairs from the Cold War to the 1990s; the collapse of the Soviet Union and of Yugoslavia; and the ongoing efforts to create a united European Continent. Prerequisites: HIST 1312 (Fall, even-numbered years)

4332 Mexico

This course studies pre-Columbian civilizations, the Spanish heritage of Mexico, and the movement for independence; the eras of Benito Juarez and Porfirio Diaz; the Mexican Revolution, the rise of Mexican consciousness and the welfare state; and economic and political problems of today. May be taken as a Cultural Studies elective. Prerequisites: HIST 1312 (Spring, odd-numbered years)

4334 History of Portuguese America

This course analyzes of the impact of Portuguese expansion on Brazil from Henry the Navigator to Pedro II as well as the formation of independent Brazil through the 1990s. It studies the patterns of economics; the contributions of Amerindians, Africans, Europeans, and Asians in shaping Brazil's culture; and the nature of Brazilian politics and society. Prerequisites: HIST 1312 (Fall, odd numbered years)

4341 Making History

This course examines historiography of American history, and important schools and representative historians and their works. It also includes study of different methods of research and writing history. Prerequisites: At least 3 semester hours of upper division History courses. May be taken as a Cultural Studies Elective. (Spring)

4350 Selected Topics in World History

This course focuses on a variety of topics in world history. These topics can include the history of Africa, the history of Eastern Europe, the history of Asia, and other topics, as they are needed by the department. May be taken as a Cultural Studies Elective.

4352 Selected Topics In U.S. History

This course provides an umbrella for the study of many political, social, economic, and cultural events and values that have shaped United States History. The topics can vary widely and will be shaped by the individual professor. The course gives an enriching opportunity for students to take a broad range of topics in American History. Can be repeated for credit. May be taken as a Cultural Studies Elective,

HISTORY (HIST)