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History

HIST 1301 - UNITED STATES TO 1865 (3 Credits)

Survey of political, social, and economic history from period of discovery to Reconstruction Era. Students will engage in use of digital tools for research, written, oral, and or virtual projects for academic and public history audiences (TCCN). Offered: Fall, Spring.

HIST 1302 - UNITED STATES SINCE 1865 (3 Credits)

Survey of political, social, and economic history from Reconstruction Era to the present. Students will engage in use of digital tools for research, written, oral, and or virtual projects for academic and public history audiences (TCCN). Offered: Fall, Spring.

HIST 1355 - WORLD HISTORY: PEOPLE AND EVENTS TO 1600 (3 Credits)

Nature and uses of history, with emphasis on civilizations which developed to 1600; Renaissance world and Reformation given special attention. Focus on non-Western civilization. Introduction to digital tools on traditional China and public history sites on traditional India (TCCN: HIST 2311). Offered: Fall, Spring.

HIST 1356 - WORLD HISTORY: TRENDS AND ISSUES SINCE 1600 (3 Credits)

Nature and uses of history, with focus on various isms, ideologies and types of government and economic structures which have evolved since 1600. Introduction to digital tools on selected issues and topics like revolution and nationalism in modern world history (TCCN: HIST 2312). Offered: Fall, Spring.

HIST 2190-2390 SELECTED ISSUES IN HISTORY (1-3 Credits)

Introduction to specialized topics chosen by instructor. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.

HIST 3300 - DIGITAL HISTORY (3 Credits)

Systematic examination of digital tools employed in the preservation, research and writing of history, including the interactivity of online platforms in projects that integrate film clips, three dimensional animation, sound, and interactive maps utilized in the production of history. Evaluation and critical analysis of digital tools incorporated as students engage in applying new media in historical work. Prerequisites: HIST 1301, HIST 1302, HIST 1355, HIST 1356 or approval by instructor. Offered: Spring.

HIST 3324 - HISTORY OF TEXAS (3 Credits)

Survey from the end of Hispanic period to the early 20th century; period of the Republic, annexation and statehood; Civil War and Reconstruction; post-Civil War development. Students will employ digital and public history approaches and methods to specific themes and topics in Texas history. Offered: Spring.

HIST 3325 - ECONOMIC HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES (U.S. HISTORY) (3 Credits)

Historical and regional economic development focusing on per capita income, dynamic entrepreneurship, technological leadership, economic growth factors, free-market economy and transitory welfare state; economic focus integrating U.S. history presented in HIST-1301 and HIST-1302. Incorporates interactive digital resource on U.S. economic history with application to academic and non-academic venues. Prerequisites: HIST 1301, HIST 1302 or consent of instructor. Offered: Spring of even-numbered years.

HIST 3354 - MEXICAN AMERICAN CULTURAL HISTORY (MEXICAN/LATIN AMERICAN/BORDERLANDS) (3 Credits)

This group's role in and contribution to United States history; contact of cultures; acculturation process; artistic and literary manifestations of the Chicano movement. Students will use digital tools for preservation, research and virtual projects; students will investigate local history for public history projects and will learn basic oral history methodology for academic and public history audiences. Offered: Fall of odd-numbered years.

HIST 3360 - UNITED STATES HISTORY THROUGH WOMEN'S EYES (U.S. HISTORY (3 Credits)

Examination of the strong current of change regarding the status of modern-day women; integration of historical material covered in HIST-1301 and HIST-1302. Includes projects on the history of U.S. women using digital sources and employing photo and document database with application to non-academic audiences. Prerequisites: HIST 1301, HIST 1302 or consent of instructor. Offered: Spring of odd-numbered years.

HIST 3370 - SPECIAL ISSUES IN AMERICAN HISTORY (U.S. HISTORY) (3 Credits)

In-depth study of critical issues, problems and trends in political, social, religious or intellectual history of North America. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.

HIST 4300 - HISTORY OF INFORMATION (3 Credits)

This course explores the meaning of information and surveys the various ways humans have communicated information from cave drawings to digital media. Students will engage in reading-traditional and digital sources, in creating digital projects as communication modes of historical content, and participate in online and face to face discussions. Prerequisite: Advanced standing or approval by instructor. Offered: Fall.

HIST 4301 - PUBLIC HISTORY (3 Credits)

Systematic examination of presentation and preservation of history for audiences outside of academic institutions; exploration of theories, practices, and use of history in and for museums, archives, historical societies, and other public venues. Students will engage in traditional and interactive platforms in completing assignments. Prerequisites: HIST 1301, HIST 1302, HIST 1355 HIST 1356, HIST 4300 or approval by instructor. Offered: Fall.

HIST 4322 - SPANISH BORDERLANDS IN NORTH AMERICA (MEXICAN/LATIN AMERICAN/BORDERLANDS) (3 Credits)

Spain's expansion from the Caribbean and Mexico into the present United States; colonization and development of New Mexico, Arizona, Texas, California, Florida and Louisiana. Students will engage in projects using digital sources and will create individual and group projects employing at least two types of digital technology, e.g. GIS for history, photo and document database. Offered: Fall of even-numbered years.

HIST 5170-5370 SPECIAL ISSUES: WORLD HISTORY (1-3 Credits)

In-depth study of critical issues, problems, and trends in European, or non-Western political, social, or intellectual history. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.

HIST 5335 - HISTORICAL MOVEMENTS IN 20TH CENTURY EUROPE (EUROPEAN) (3 Credits)

Analysis of the five main ideologies of Europe during the 19th and 20th centuries; integration of knowledge in HIST 1355 and HIST 1356. Analysis digital resources on modern European ideologies for academic and non-academic audiences. Prerequisites: HIST 1355, HIST 1356 or consent of instructor. Offered: Fall of odd-numbered years.

HIST 5337 - MODERN ASIA (3 Credits)

Survey of Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese civilizations; includes Pakistan and Indonesia, with the world's largest Muslim population; focus on Asian changes after contact with West in the 19th century; examines Asia's growing importance in world trade/politics. Incorporates interactive digital resources on modern China and public history venues on Japan, Korea and India. Prerequisite: Advanced standing or instructor approval.Offered: Fall of even-numbered years.

HIST 5360 - ARAB WORLD AND ISLAMIC SOCIETY NON-WESTERN (3 Credits)

Examination of the unity and diversity of the Arab and Islamic worlds. Historical and cultural background to Arab and Islamic relations with the West, especially the United States. Analysis of digital resources on Islam and Islamic nations for academic and non-academic audiences. Prerequisite: Advanced standing or consent of the instructor. Offered: Fall of odd-numbered years.

HIST 5380 - HISTORICAL RESEARCH, WRITING AND METHOD (3 Credits)

Research and writing seminar to prepare students for Senior Essay. Focus on finding, evaluating, interpreting, and organizing historical evidence in preparation for the Senior Essay and becoming a practicing historian. Students will engage in use of digital tools for research, written, oral, and or virtual projects for academic and public history audience. Prerequisite: History or social studies majors and minors with junior or senior standing. Offered: Fall, Spring.

HIST 5381 - SENIOR ESSAY (3 Credits)

Directed study for writing Senior Essay under supervision of a History Department faculty member. Student will engage in use of digital tools for research, written, oral, and or virtual projects for academic and public history audiences. Prerequisite: HIST 5380. Offered: Fall, Spring.

HIST 5385 - INTERNSHIP IN HISTORY (3 Credits)

Practical understanding of the field and application of academic knowledge in a professional setting. Opportunity to engage in analysis, decision making, and meaningful communication (written and oral). For 3 hour credit, the student will be expected to complete 135 actual hours at the internship site (approximately 12-15 hours per week). Prerequisites: HIST 3300, HIST 4301 or approval of instructor. Offered: Spring.