History Courses

Course List
Course Number Course Name Course Description
101 World History to 1500 0-3-3. A survey of civilization of the world to 1500. Major emphasis on Western Civilization. Statewide Transfer Agreement Course*
102 World History since 1500 0-3-3. A survey of civilization of the world since 1500. Major emphasis on Western Civilizations. Statewide Transfer Agreement Course* (IER)
201 History of the United States, 1492-1877 0-3-3. A survey of American history from discovery through Reconstruction. Statewide Transfer Agreement Course*
202 History of the United States, 1877 to the Present 0-3-3. A survey of American history from Reconstruction to the present. Statewide Transfer Agreement Course*
360 History of Louisiana 0-3-3. A study of Louisiana history from early explorations to the present
402 History of American Foreign Policy 0-3-3. A study of the development and expansion of American foreign policy from colonial beginnings to the present. (G)
403 History of England to 1688 0-3-3. A study of the development of the English people from the earliest times to the accession of William and Mary. (G)
404 History of England since 1688 0-3-3. A study of English political, social, and economic institutions and policies in the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. (G) (IER)
406 Modern Eastern Europe 0-3-3. Lands, peoples, and states of Eastner Europe from 1792 to the present, with emphasis on Czech, Polish, Hungarian, and Balkan regions
408 Hitler's Germany 0-3-3. A study of German history since 1862 with special emphasis on the rise and impact of Adolph Hitler and National Socialism. (G) (IER)
409 History of Early and Imperial Russia 0-3-3. Overview of Russia's development from its 9th-century origins as Kiev Rus' through the Imperial period, ending in the 19th century
410 History of Modern Russia 0-3-3. A study of Russian history with special emphasis on twentieth century developments, particularly the Soviet period. (G) (IER)
412 Classical and Late Antiquity 0-3-3. An overview of ancient history with special emphasis on Greece and Rome
413 Medieval Europe 0-3-3. A survey of Europe from the decline of Rome to the advent of the Renaissance. (G)
414 Renaissance and Reformation 0-3-3. A study of the political, economic, and cultural evolution of Europe from 1300 to 1648. (G)
415 History of the Christian Church 0-3-3. A study of the rise and expansion of the Christian Church and its enormous influence on world history. (G)
417 Europe in the Age of Monarchy, 1450-1815 0-3-3. Political, social, economic, and cultural history of Europe from the Renaissance to the French Revolution
418 Europe in the Era of the French Revolution and Napoleon 0-3-3. A study of early modern Europe during the transition from the aristocratic era of the Old Regime to the Age of Revolutions. (G)
419 Nineteenth Century Europe 0-3-3. A survey of political, economic, and cultural developments in Europe from the defeat of Napoleon I to the outbreak of World War I. (G)
420 Twentieth Century Europe 0-3-3. A survey of political, economic, and cultural developments in Europe since the outbreak of World War I. (G) (IER)
423 The Civil War and Reconstruction 0-3-3. A study of American history from the beginning of the Civil War to 1877. (G)
430 History of the Ancient Near East 0-3-3. A survey of the civilizations of the Near East from earliest beginnings to 330 B. C. (G)
436 History of the Modern Near East 0-3-3. A history of the Arabic world from the fifteenth century to the present. (G) (IER)
440 History of Latin America to 1824 0-3-3. A survey of Latin American history from European and Indian backgrounds to 1824. (G)
441 History of Latin America since 1824 0-3-3. A survey of political, economic and social developments in Latin America since 1824. (G) (IER)
442 History of Mexico 0-3-3. A survey of the political, economic, and social evolution of the Mexican nation from its Indian origins to the present. (G) (IER)
444 History of Central America and the Caribbean 0-3-3. The history of Central America and the islands of the Caribbean from 1492 to the present, with emphasis on the historical roots of contemporary problems. (G) (IER)
447 History of China 0-3-3. Traces the development of Chinese civilization from its earliest origins to the present. (IER)
450 History of the Old South 0-3-3. A study of the political, economic, and social development of the antebellum South. (G)
451 History of the New South 0-3-3. A survey of the major topics of the history of the American South from Reconstruction to the present day. (G)
465 Early 20th Century America 0-3-3. A study of the social, political and economic development of the United States from 1900 to the end of the New Deal. (G)
466 Contemporary America 0-3-3. An examination of United States history from World War II. (G)
467 Vietnam, Watergate and After: America, 1960 to the Present 0-3-3. An intensive study of United States history from the troubled 60's to the present. (G)
472 History of American Ideas 0-3-3. A survey of the major forces and ideas that have shaped American history. (G)
474 The American Frontier 0-3-3. A study of the American frontier from the colonial period to 1890, with special emphasis on social and economic growth. (G)
475 Women in History 0-3-3. A study of women's contributions to history with special emphasis on the role of women in different eras and societies. (G)
478 African-American History 0-3-3. A survey of how African Americans have contributed to US history and culture from 1500 to the present. (G)
480 History of Science 0-3-3. Preq., advanced history courses and six hours of science. A descriptive survey of the history of science and its civilizational implications. (G)
486 Introduction to Public History 0-3-3. Theoretical, practical, and career issues related to the practice of history in public venues, including museums, historical sites, and similar professional environments. (G)
489 Internship in Public History 6-0-3 (6). Preq., HIST 486 or Permission of Instructor. This course is designed to provide practical experience toward a career in history in public venues, including museums, historical sites, archives, and similar professional environments. Course may be repeated for credit, provided the student works at a different host institution.
490 Selected Topics in History 0-3-3 (6). Readings, discussions, and lectures in an area of current interest in the discipline of history, with topic designated by instructor. May be repeated for credit as topic changes. (G)
495 Senior Seminar in History 0-3-3 (6). Advanced consideration of the sources and methods of historical inquiry through in-depth group study of a specific topic, problem, or era. May be repeated for credit as topic changes.
501 Introduction to Historiography 0-3-3. Seminar on the history of historical writing, with consideration of schools, theories, philosophies, and functions of history as a scholarly discipline and profession. Required for all graduate students.
505 Introduction to Historical Research and Writing 0-3-3. Lectures, readings, discussions, and practical exercises on the sources and methods of professional historical scholarship, with students producing papers based on original research. Required for all graduate students.
506 Seminar in American History, to 1877 0-3-3 (6). Intensive study of a restricted topic in American history, to 1877 (excluding the American Civil War), with topic designated by instructor. May be repeated for credit as topic changes.
507 Seminar in American History, Since 1877 0-3-3 (6). Intensive study of a restricted topic in American history, since 1877, with topic designated by instructor. May be repeated for credit as topic changes.
510 Independent Study and Research 3 hours credit. Independent reading and research in selected history topics.
515 Seminar in Louisiana History 0-3-3. Selected reading and research in Louisiana History, with particular emphasis on the twentieth century.
516 Seminar in Southern History, to 1860 0-3-3 (6). Intensive study of a restricted topic in the history of the American South, to 1860, with topic designated by instructor. May be repeated for credit as topic changes. Collaborative: transmission originates @ Tech.
517 Seminar on the American Civil War 0-3-3. Lectures, readings, discussion, and research on the history of the American Civil War. Collaborative: transmission originates @ ULM.
518 Seminar in Southern History, Since 1860 0-3-3 (6). Intensive study of a restricted topic in the history of the American South, since 1860 (excluding the American Civil War), with topic designated by instructor. May be repeated for credit as topic changes. Collaborative: transmission originates @ ULM.
528 Seminar on American Foreign Relations 0-3-3 (6). Intensive study of a restricted topic in the diplomatic history of the United States, with topic designated by instructor. May be repeated for credit as topic changes. Collaborative: transmission originates @ Tech.
535 Seminar in Medieval History 0-3-3. Selected reading and research topics in Medieval History.
540 Recent European History 0-3-3. An intensive study of a restricted subject in recent history (to be chosen by the instructor), with an introduction to scholarly research in this field.
543 Seminar in Latin American History 0-3-3. Lectures, reading and research on selected topic in Latin American history.
545 Seminar in Near East History 3 hours credit. Independent study, research, and writing in Near East History, with an introduction to scholarly research in this field.
548 Seminar in East Asian History 0-3-3. Selected reading and research topics in East Asian History.
551 European Traditions, to 1650 0-3-3 (6). Intensive study of a topic in the history of Western civilization and culture, with topic designated by instructor. May be repeated for credit as topic changes. Collaborative: transmission originates @ Tech.
552 European Traditions, Since 1650 0-3-3 (6). Intensive study of a topic in the history of Western civilization and culture, with topic designated by instructor. May be repeated for credit as topic changes. Collaborative: transmission originates @ ULM.
580 Seminar in the History of Science & Technology 0-3-3 (6). Intensive study of a topic in the history of science and technology, with topic designated by the instructor. May be repeated for credit as topic changes. Collaborative: transmission originates @ Tech.
595 Current Problems in History 0-3-3 (6). Intensive study of an issue, question, topic, or debate of current interest in the historical profession. May be repeated for credit as topic changes.

HIST 101 and 102 are normally regarded as prerequisites for advanced non-American history courses. HIST 201 and 202 are normally regarded as prerequisites for advanced American history courses. Exceptions can be made with permission of the department head. The letter (G) appears at the end of 400-level upper division undergraduate courses that can be taken for graduate credit.