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* = Online classes† - offered 100% online

(H) = Hybrid class†- 51% online/ 49% face-to-face.† These classes may require students to come to the Denton campus for some scheduled meetings.

HIST 3023. American Frontier.

Survey of westward expansion between European colonization and 1900. Review of recognizable groups such as trappers, miners, Amerindians and of famous and infamous individuals. Evolution of attitudes about the frontier and its influence on the national character. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.†

HIST 3103. Colonial America.

In-depth study of the period of national development between European colonization and 1790. Emphasis is upon the cultural, religious, economic and political aspects of the period and upon persons and groups associated with change and continuity in colonial America. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

HIST 3213. History of Law and Justice.

Historical examination of the origins of law and justice in western civilization beginning with the ancient cultures of Greece and Rome, medieval Europe, and the development of English common law with its particular attention to the influence of the English system of justice upon modern America. Prerequisite: Three hours of history or permission of instructor. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

(H) HIST 3223. Social Studies.

Historical review of key figures and events, civic responsibilities, and the relationship of government economics, and geography in Texas and the United States. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

HIST 3433. History of England to 1714.

The growth of England, along with Scotland, Wales, and Ireland, to 1714, her culture, parliamentary institutions, economy, the beginning of her empire, the major leaders and events, the creation of a civilization typically English, and the passage of her legacy to her empire in America, Africa, and the Pacific Asian circle. Prerequisites: Six hours of history. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

HIST 3443. History of England since 1714.

The development of English culture; the growth of democracy; her art and architecture, theatre, and intellectual strength; the development of the British Empire and its role in world affairs since 1714; her influence in the independence movements in Africa, Asia, and the South Pacific; and her major leaders, such as Winston Churchill, and their roles in the English speaking world with its cultural heritage. Prerequisite: Six hours of history. Three lecture hours a week.

* HIST 3713. The History of Texas.

Spanish beginnings; Mexican years; revolution and the republic: statehood, Civil War, and Reconstruction; reform years; depression and war; economic, political, and social developments today. Prerequisite: Three hours of history. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

HIST 3753. History of Mexico.

Pre-Columbian Mexico; the Spanish Conquerors; evolution of colonial society; the movement for independence; 19th century efforts at modernization; the revolution: the military phase, 1910-1920; the revolution; contemporary Mexican-U.S. relations. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

HIST 3763. History of Latin America.

From colonial times to the present; the origins of a multiracial society; the institutions of empire; independence; national consolidation; problems of modernization and the movements for social revolution. Special emphasis on Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Mexico. Prerequisite: Six hours of history or consent of instructor. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

HIST 4001. Creating Canada: The Canadian Frontier Experience.

A brief survey of the formation of Canadian culture, economics, and politics from European contact through the 19th century. Emphasis is on the relationship between early French, British, and Amerindian persons and the influence of the frontier in shaping Canadian character. One lecture hour a week. Credit: One hour.

HIST 4011. Creating Australia: The Australian Frontier Experience.

A brief survey of the formation of Australian culture, economics, and politics from European contact through World War I. Emphasis is upon the relationship between early free and convict British settlers and the aborigines and the influence of the frontier in shaping Australian character. One lecture hour a week. Credit: One hour.

HIST 4021. The Commonwealth Today: Issues Facing Individual Nations Within the Former British Empire.

A brief overview of major internal conflicts facing various nations of the former British Empire. Significant issues, such as South African Apartheid, Indian religious conflicts, and Hong Kong reversion to Chinese authority, will be discussed and evaluated. The impact of the British imperial experience upon each of these areas will be considered.. One lecture hour a week. Credit: One hour.

HIST 4113. Civil War & Reconstruction.

Intense reading and discussion of the Civil War and Reconstruction with a critical eye on various historianís opinions and viewpoints. This course will not only give students an in-depth look at the Civil War and Reconstruction but will teach students how to critically examine and compare historical writings. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

HIST 4123. The Progressives.

Students will gain an appreciation for the Progressive Era; its current issues along with preceding events that led up to this movement. Issues discussed will include the philosophies of the Progressives in relation to the environment, war, race, and diversity. Students will have a chance to reflect on how the Progressive movement impacted history and influenced our world today. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

HIST 4133. Between the Wars.

Detailed study of the two decades of American life between the Great War and World War I, including an overview of the major political, social, economic and cultural themes of the 1920ís and 1930ís emphasizing the long term causes and effects of significant issue and events during this period. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

HIST 4143. The Gilded Age.

Intense reading and discussion of the Gilded Age with a critical eye on various historianís opinions and view points. This course will not only give students an in-depth look at the Gilded Age but will teach students how to critically exam and compare historical writings. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

HIST 4233. Global Issues and Trends.

A general survey of various nations, regions and cultures. The emphasis is on the modern period, the historical roots of significant issues, the impact of geography and religion, and the interactions of various ethnic and racial groups. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

HIST 4513. Europe Since 1914.

The beginning of World War I; the impact of the war; the rise of a new Europe; the rise of Hitler and Mussolini; the culture and civilization of twentieth-century Europe; World War II; modern problems since 1945. Prerequisites: Six hours of history or consent of instructor. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

HIST 4543. History of Russia.

Origins of early Russian civilization, the cultural diversity of the original state of Russia and the surrounding areas which created an empire of "all the Russias," the growth of the state, the czarist regimes, the Communist revolution, the growth of Red Russia, her role in world affairs, the overthrow of the Communist regime, the disintegration of the USSR, and the problems and promises of contemporary "Russia." Prerequisite: Six hours of history. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

HIST 4553. History of France.

The beginning of an early French culture, the Roman conquest, the cultural panorama of medieval France, growth of the French monarchy, the Renaissance, the Age of Louis XIV, the Age of Reason, the French Revolution and Napoleon, modern France, Charles de Gaulle, and contemporary France and French culture in the world today. Prerequisite: Six hours of history. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

HIST 4613. The American Experience in Asia.

The U.S. and specific East Asian nations' relationships. Historic experience of America in Japan, China, the Philippines and South East Asia in developing better understanding of region's place in the modern world. Examination of nations' religious, cultural, economic and political heritage. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

HIST 4663. European Cultural Heritage.

Survey of the cultural highlights of Western Civilization and the ages which influenced them. The social, political and religious circumstances and attitudes of people in various periods, and how these affected the great works of literature, art and music will be examined. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

HIST 4803. History Internship.

Integrates practical experience with the student's academic program through supervised work in an appropriate professional environment. Prerequisite: Twelve hours of history, including six hours advanced, and approval of internship director. Credit: Six hours. May be repeated.

HIST 4806. History Internship.

Integrates practical experience with the student's academic program through supervised work in an appropriate professional environment. Prerequisite: Twelve hours of history, including six hours advanced, and approval of internship director. Credit: Six hours. May be repeated.

HIST 4833. Senior Seminar.

Capstone course for all history majors; focus on extensive readings and portfolio development including both verbal and written presentation of research findings. Prerequisite: Fifteen hours of advanced history or consent of instructor. Three seminar hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

HIST 4893. Medieval Europe.

A general survey of medieval European society, culture, and economy from the 4th through the 15th centuries, focusing on topics such as the development of agriculture, the growth of commerce, the cultural influence of religion, the revival of learning, and the role of women. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

HIST 4901. Selected Topics.

Organized course with each sectionís title and content varying with specific subject matter and topic offered. One lecture hour per week. Credit: One hour.

HIST 4903. Selected Topics. (* depending on course)

Organized course with each sectionís title and content varying with specific subject matter and topic offered. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

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