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Undergraduate Courses

HIST 1301 – United States to 1877
“Discovery; the colonial; the American Revolution; establishing the nation, political, territorial and socioeconomic growth; the sectional controversy, Civil War; Reconstruction in the South to 1877.”

HIST 1302 – United States Since 1877
“The growth of transportation and industry, the agrarian protest and the movement toward economic and political reform. The creation of an overseas empire, the United States in two world wars; the Cold War, and the role of the United States as a dominant world power.”

HIST 2300 – The Historian’s Craft
“This course introduces history majors to the ideas and methods that historians use in their research, writing, and teaching.”

HIST 2301 – Texas History
“A survey of Texas History from the pre-Columbian era to the present. Themes include: Spanish Texas, Mexican Texas, the Republic, statehood, civil war, reconstruction, oil, urbanization, civil rights, and modern Texas.”

HIST 2321 – World History I
“A study of World History to 1650 tracing the rise, decline and renewal of major civilizations, emphasizing those societies which have been in the forefront of human change at any one time.”

HIST 2322 – World History II
“A study of World History since 1650 tracing the rise, decline and renewal of major civilizations, emphasizing those societies which have been in the forefront of human change at any one time.”

HIST 2380 – Mexican-American Studies
“A consideration of Mexican-American history as it relates to the cultural, political, and socioeconomic experience of this ethnic group in the United States.”

HIST 3300 – Colonial America to 1763
“A study of American colonial history from the founding of the first colony through the French and Indian War.”

HIST 3305 – The United States: Revolution and the New Nation, 1763-1840
“A study of the American Revolution and American nation from the adoption of the constitution and launching of the new government through the transformation of American Society by the Jacksonian Era of the Common Man.”

HIST 3310 – Expansion, War, and Reconstruction, 1840-1877
“United States history from 1840 to 1877 with emphasis on westward expansion, sectionalism, the breakdown of American political parties, Civil War, and Reconstruction.”

HIST 3315 – The Gilded Age and Progressive Era, 1877-1919
“A study of the growth of American business and industry, the emergence of the U.S. as a world power, the populist protest and progressive reform movements, including the relationship of reform to World War I.”

HIST 3320 – The United States: War, Prosperity, and Depression
“A study of the United States with emphasis on World War I, the 1920s, 1930s, and World War II, with emphasis on domestic and foreign affairs in their relationship to and effect on each other.”

HIST 3325 – The United States Since 1945
“This course surveys domestic, global, social, and racial issues in United States history from World War II through the present day.”

HIST 3330 – U.S. Military History
“A study and analysis of the American military experience from the Revolutionary War through the Persian Gulf War to the present day.”

HIST 3360 – Classical and Post-Classical World, 500 BCE
“This course examines the political, economic, social, and cultural developments that define the classical and post-classical era.”

HIST 3365 – First Globalization, 1450-1750
“The course examines the significant impact of territorial expansions by European and Asian powers through the exchanges and interconnection of people, ideas, diseases, & cultures.”

HIST 3370 – Modern World, 1750-Present
“Examines the technological, political, and social advances that accelerated and increased the exchange and interconnection of people, ideas, goods, diseases, and cultures.”

HIST 3375 – History of World War I and II
“A history of the causes, course, and outcomes of the two World Wars.”

HIST 3380 – Mexico through Independence
“This course surveys Mexican history with emphasis on pre-Columbian Indians, the Conquest, Spanish colonial institutions, and independence.”

HIST 3385 – Mexico Since Independence
“This course surveys the major developments in nineteenth and twentieth century Mexico with emphasis on the early national period, the Reform, the Porfiriato, and the Revolution.”

HIST 3390 – History of Modern Latin America
“A study of the political and cultural trends of the Latin American nation since independence.”  

HIST 4320 – Advanced Topics in American History
“This course offers an in depth examination of selected topics in American History. Course can be repeated for credit as topic changes for a total of up to 6 credit hours.”

HIST 4350 – Advanced Topics in Latin American History
“This course offers an in depth examination of selected topics in Latin American History. Course can be repeated for credit as topic changes for up to 6 credit hours.”

HIST 4360 – Advanced Topics in European/World History
“This course offers in depth examination of selected topics in European/World History. Course can be repeated as topic changes for a total of up to 6 credit hours.”

HIST 4399 – Senior Seminar
“This capstone reinforces all previously acquired historical skills and culminates in a research project in the area of expertise of the instructor.”

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