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Graduate History Courses

HIST 5003 Studies in 19th Century US
A study of the 19th centruy with discussion and analysis of various historian's interpretations of the same events. Increased knowledge of the events of this period and the study of how one writes history will be included in this course.  May be repeated for credit when topics vary.  Three lecture hours a week. Credit: 3 hours.

HIST 5023 Colonial America in an Atlantic World
A cross-cultural study of colonial America; the varied social, economic, political, and cultural experiences of Africans, Europeans, and Native Americans from 1450 through 1763.  Three lecture hours a week.  Credit: 3 hours.

HIST 5083 Studies in 20th Century America
Examination through directed discussions of selected topics on the political, social, and cultural aspects of the American experience since the turn of the century with particular emphasis on reform and social change.  May be repeated for credit when topics vary.  Three lecture hours a week. Credit: 3 hours

HIST 5103 Renaissance and Reformation
Cross-cultural study of European culture and society from 1350 to 1600; Italian, French, Dutch, English, and German artistic achievements, social and political development, and religious reformations compared and contrasted.  Three lecture hours a week.  Credit: 3 hours.

HIST 5123 Religion in an Atlantic World, 1450-1776
Cross-cultural study of religious ideas and practice in colonial America from the pre-Columbian era through 1776; varied religious experiences of indigenous groups, Spanish, French, English, Dutch, and German colonists, and enslaved African Americans are compared and contrasted.  Three lecture hours a week.  Credit: 3 hours.

HIST 5143 Early National Period
Extensive readings and study in the creation of a new government with intense discussions and debate of traditional historians views of John & Abigail Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Sally Hemmings, Alexander Hamilton and others concerning federalist and anti-federalists ideologies. Three lecture hours a week.  Credit: 3 hours.

HIST 5183 Civil War: Culture, History and Law (Cross-listed with GOV 5183)
Social, political, and legal context of the War between the States.  Analysis of southern secession from the Union, the struggle to restore the Union, and the political and legal struggles of former slaves and their descendants.  Three lecture hours a week.  Credit: 3 hours.

HIST 5203 Jefferson to Jackson
Period from Thomas Jefferson to Andrew Jackson;  historial events concerning the political and social circumstances with a young government.  . Three lecture hours a week.  Credit: 3 hours.

HIST 5303 Progressives
The early twentieth century era and its social movements;  politics, gender and race issues along with the nation's foreign policy and the continuity of society's social development from a historical perspective.  Three lecture hours a week.  Credit: 3 hours.

HIST 5333 The Gilded Age
Rapid transformation from an agricultural and mercantile economy to industrialism, presented unprecedented opportunities to speculators and inventive entrepreneurs. American wealth saga established mercantile society which transformed itself by opportunistic industry leaders or speculative railroad promoters.  Three lecture hours a week.  Credit: 3 hours.

HIST 5403 American Experience in World War II
How America shaped the War and how the War shaped America including military, social, political and economic aspects;  traditional historians' views on the period.  Three lecture hours a week.  Credit: 3 hours.

HIST 5413 Civil Rights: Culture, History & Law (Cross-listed with GOV 5413)
Social, political and legal concepts of the Civil Rights Movement; historical and legal issues of Jim Crow laws, Plessy vs. Ferguson, and Brown vs. Board of Education Supreme Court decisions; peaceful protests; forms of social disorder in a quest for equal rights.  Three lecture hours a week.  Credit: 3 hours.

HIST 5423 Native Americans: Culture, History and Law (Cross-listed with GOV 5423)
Relations between European settlers and Native American tribes with emphasis on cultural differences, land use, and government-tribe relations.  Three lecture hours a week.  Credit: 3 hours.

HIST 5443 Studies in English History
Major trends in the development of English society, the growth of Parliament, the relgious changes in England, industrialization, the growth of empire, and England's role in world affairs.  Three lecture hours a week. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.  Credit: 3 hours.

HIST 5473 Vietnam War: Culture, History and Law (Cross-listed with GOV 5473)
Historical context of American involvement in the Vietnam conflict; political decisions of the Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon administrations; impact of the war on political protest and social unrest; courts resolution of related controversies; legacy of the war. Three lecture hours a week.  Credit: 3 hours.

HIST 5483 War, National Security and Civil Liberties (Cross-listed with GOV 5483)
Public policy solutions regarding the balance between maintaining national security and protecting civil liberties; history of the nation’s attempts to evaluate security policies from colonial times to current events.  Three lecture hours a week.  Credit: 3 hours.

HIST 5503 Between the Wars
Social, political, and economic history of the U.S. and the wars for particular eras;  consumerism, conflicts, music, and literature during the interwar time period.  Three lecture hours a week.  Credit: 3 hours.

HIST 5603 Professional Practices
A survey of professional practices engaged in by individuals with advanced degrees in history and political science.  Through careful reading and discussion of texts and other materials, students explore issues related to teaching, research and service. Three lecture hours a week.  Credit: 3 hours.

HIST 5703 U.S. Since 1945
Social, political, economic, and multicultural history of the United States from 1945 to September 11th;  the Cold War and its influence on American policies, beliefs, and post-Cold War realities; military conflicts, foreign policy, multicultural experiences, and domestic challenges.  Three lecture hours a week.  Credit: 3 hours.

HIST 5713 STudies in Texas History
The sweep of Texas history from the early Indian cultures and Spanish colonial institutions to contemporary policial, social and economic developments.  May be repeated for credit when topics vary.  Three lecture hours a week. Credit: 3 hours.

HIST 5753 Age of Industrialism (Cross-listed with GOV 5753)
Historical, cultural, and legal context for transformation of United States to urbanized, industrial power between 1870 and 1920; impact of railroads, the “Robber Barons,” and struggles between organized labor and management. Three lecture hours a week.  Credit: 3 hours.

HIST 5763 Studies in Latin American History
An analysis of political, economic, cultural, and intellectual trends from colonial times to the present; emphasis on Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico.  Three lecture hours a week.  Credit : 3 hours.

HIST 5803 Oral History Methodology
Theories, methods, and debates surrounding the oldest historical tool, oral history; methodology for conducting oral histories, debate and completing transcripts; consideration of privacy, storage and accessibility.  Three lecture hours a week.  Credit: 3 hours.

HIST 5863 Studies in Women’s History
Study of shifting roles of women and their struggle for equality in relationship to changes in social, economic, and political institutions in American society.  Three lecture hours a week.  Credit: 3 hours.

HIST 5903 Special Topics
Organized course with section’s title and content varying with specific subject matter and topic offered.  Three lecture hours a week.  Credit: 3 hours.

HIST 5911 Individual Study
Independent study of selected topics in history.  Credit: 1 hour.

HIST 5913 Individual Study
Independent study of selected topics in history.  Credit:  3 hours.

HIST 5933 Internship
Supervised practical experience, related to the academic and career objectives of the student, in a public or private agency.  15-20 hours of work per week.  A paper will be required.  Credit: 3 hours.  May be repeated for a total of six hours.

HIST 5936 Internship
Supervised practical experience, related to the academic and career objectives of the student, in a public or private agency.  30-40 hours of work per week.  A paper will be required.  Credit: 6 hours.  May be repeated for a total of six hours.

HIST 5973 Professional Paper
The research and writing of a professional paper by each student on a topic selected jointly by the student and the instructor.  Credit: 3 hours.

HIST 5981 The Professional Portfolio
Development of a professional portfolio by students in the Master of Arts in Teaching program demonstrating the student's growth in the Learner-Centered Competencies.  Pass-fail grade only. May be repeated. Credit: 1 hour.

HIST 5983 Thesis
Credit: 3 hours.

HIST 5993 Thesis
Credit: 3 hours.

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