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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)