May 23, 2024  
2016-2017 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
    
2016-2017 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


How to Read Catalog Course Descriptions

Texas Tech offers nearly 5,000 courses as part of its curriculum. These courses are listed alphabetically by subject prefix within each college and departmental section of this catalog. The courses appear in numerical order, moving from beginning freshman or developmental level courses to graduate, research, and professional courses.

Not all courses listed in this catalog are offered every year. An online class schedule published before each registration period indicates courses that will be available during the upcoming term or semester and when each class will meet. The class schedule can be found at (www.depts.ttu.edu/officialpublications/class_schedule/index.php). The university reserves the right to cancel any scheduled course or withdraw any program from the list of offerings when the best interests of the institution require such action.

Courses are designated by a subject prefix and number along with a descriptive title. Learn more  about interpreting the course descriptions found throughout the catalog.

 

History (Undergraduate Courses)

Courses are identified as follows: United States history = US; European history = E; African, Asian or Latin American history = AAL.

  
  • HIST 3366 - The First World War

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Surveys the social, political, and cultural effects of the First World War, which brought down the last major empires and created the modern world. (European history)
  
  • HIST 3367 - The Second World War

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    A history of the major diplomatic, military, social, and economic developments associated with the Second World War. (European history)
  
  • HIST 3372 - Tsarist Russia

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Political, economic, cultural, and social development as well as the territorial expansion of Russia from the earliest times to the beginning of the 20th century. (European history)
  
  • HIST 3374 - History of Soviet and Post-Soviet Russia

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Russian history from the revolutions of 1917 to the present, emphasizing the Soviet state’s internal development, role in international relations, and collapse. (European history)
  
  • HIST 3381 - Colonial Latin America

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    General introduction to the formation of Latin American civilization, including the Indian empires, voyages of discovery, conquest, extraction of treasure, pirates, and royal administration. (African, Asian, or Latin American history) Fulfills multicultural requirement.
  
  • HIST 3382 - Modern Latin America

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Survey of the principal events in Latin American history beginning with the independence movement and reaching into the contemporary scene. (African, Asian, or Latin American history) Fulfills multicultural requirement.
  
  • HIST 3383 - Modern Mexico and Central America

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Covers major themes in Mexico and Central America since Independence. (African, Asian, or Latin American history)
  
  • HIST 3384 - History of Brazil

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Brazil from preconquest times to the present with emphasis on unique characteristics of Brazilian culture in the context of world history. (African, Asian, or Latin American history)
  
  • HIST 3389 - The British Empire, 1783 to Present

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Studies the growth of the British Empire in the 19th century and its later decline in the 20th century under the impact of war and nationalism. (European history)
  
  • HIST 3394 - Religion, Family, and the State in Asia

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Surveys the main religious traditions of Asia and modern transformations; explores traditional and modern notions of family; examines changing political patterns. (African, Asian, or Latin American history)
  
  • HIST 3395 - Africa: Empires and Civilizations

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    A survey of the development of Africa’s civilizations and cultures from ancient Egypt to the West African trading states of the 18th century. (African, Asian, or Latin American history) Fulfills multicultural requirement.
  
  • HIST 3396 - Africa: Revolution and Nationalism Since 1800

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Surveys the colonial impact on African political, social, and economic life; the rise of African nationalism; and the creation of new nations. (African, Asian, or Latin American history) Fulfills multicultural requirement.
  
  • HIST 3398 - The Modern Middle East, 1800 to the Present

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    The history of the Middle East from ca. 1800 to the rise of Arab and other nation-states and the coups and revolutions of recent decades. (African, Asian, or Latin American history) Fulfills multicultural requirement.
  
  • HIST 3399 - Readings in History

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: Junior standing and consent of instructor. An independent study course involving in-depth reading. May be repeated for credit.
  
  • HIST 4301 - The Atlantic World

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor. An exploration of British, Spanish, French, and Dutch colonial societies and their connections with one another as well as with African and Native American peoples. (U.S. history) (Writing Intensive)
  
  • HIST 4302 - The Era of the American Revolution

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor. An exploration of the causes, progress, and consequences of the American Revolution as both a domestic and global event from 1750-1820. (U.S. history) (Writing Intensive)
  
  • HIST 4304 - Civil War and Reconstruction, 1850-1877

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor. Explores the causes of the Civil War; the military, political, economic, and social aspects of the war; and the issues and results of Reconstruction. (U.S. history) (Writing Intensive)
  
  • HIST 4305 - Rise of Modern America, 1877-1919

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor. Focuses on the economic, social, political, and military impact of the transformation of the United States into an urban, industrial nation. (U.S. history) (Writing Intensive)
  
  • HIST 4306 - Roaring Twenties, Depression, and War, 1920-1945

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor. Examines political, social, economic, and military developments in the United States during the 1920s, the Great Depression, the New Deal, and World War II. (U.S. history) (Writing Intensive)
  
  • HIST 4307 - The United States, 1945 to the Present

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor. The study of American society from the Second World War through the 1970s, including political developments, wars, and cultural conflicts. (U.S. history) (Writing Intensive)
  
  • HIST 4308 - United States Urban and Immigration History

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor. Explores the economic and political issues surrounding U.S. urban and immigration policy and how these policies affected the lives of “ordinary” men and women. (U.S. history) (Writing Intensive)
  
  • HIST 4309 - United States and the Cold War

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor. Examines the causes, course, and consequences of the Cold War between the U.S. and the Soviet Union. (U.S. history) (Writing Intensive)
  
  • HIST 4310 - United States Foreign Relations Through Film

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission of instructor. A study of major issues in modern U.S. foreign relations as presented and interpreted through film. (U.S. history) (Writing Intensive)
  
  • HIST 4311 - The Nuclear Age

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor. Examines the historical development of nuclear weaponry and power and their impact on 20th century American politics, society, and culture. (U.S. history) (Writing Intensive)
  
  • HIST 4312 - The Rise of Modern American Conservatism

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Junior standing. Explores the causes and consequences of modern American conservatism’s popular and electoral ascendancy between 1932 and the present. (U.S. history) (Writing Intensive)
  
  • HIST 4315 - Slavery in the Atlantic World

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Junior standing or instructor consent. Investigates the growth of chattel slavery, the slave trade, plantation slavery, slave resistance, and the Abolitionist movement in the British American Empire and Atlantic World. (U.S. history) (Writing Intensive)
  
  • HIST 4317 - The American Culture of Curiosity, 1800-1860

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor. Examines the creation of a mass culture which combined education and amusement in print and commerce between the Revolution and the Civil War. (U.S. history) (Writing Intensive)
  
  • HIST 4320 - Monuments, Memory, and Commemoration

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Junior standing or instructor consent. Explores within specific social and political contexts the ways in which societies remember heroes, villains, tragedies, and triumphs. (U.S. history) (Writing Intensive)
  
  • HIST 4323 - Nature and Americans

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor. History of the relationship between Americans and their land from prehistory to the present. (U.S. history) (Writing Intensive)
  
  • HIST 4324 - History of Capitalism

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor. Examines the development of modern business enterprise, firms and corporations, entrepreneurship, and the business-government relationship. (U.S. history) (Writing Intensive)
  
  • HIST 4325 - Major Issues in U.S. Women’s History

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor. In-depth study of the evolution of gender roles, women in literature, the suffrage movement, and modern feminism. (U.S. history) (Writing Intensive)
  
  • HIST 4326 - A History of Sexuality in the United States

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor. Examines the history of sexuality in the United States. Themes and topics include relations of power, sexual identities, commercialization of sex, courtship, marriage, and reproduction. (U.S. history) (Writing Intensive)
  
  • HIST 4328 - Bad Girls in Early America

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Junior standing or instructor consent. Explores the lives of disorderly women, including alleged witches, prostitutes, escaped slaves, cross-dressers, suffragists, and others who defied social expectations in early America. (U.S. history) (Writing Intensive)
  
  • HIST 4329 - Race, Identity, and Citizenship in the United States

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Junior standing or instructor consent. A research course that covers legal, political, and social definitions of racial identity and citizenship in the United States. (U.S. history) Fulfills multicultural requirement. (Writing Intensive)
  
  • HIST 4330 - History of Lynching and Racial Violence in America

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of the instructor. Explores the historical development and influence on society of lynching and racial violence in America. (U.S. history) Fulfills multicultural requirement. (Writing Intensive)
  
  • HIST 4333 - Death and Commemoration in the American West

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Junior standing or instructor consent. Examines western battles such as Custer’s Last Stand and the Alamo from the perspective of the commemoration of the dead in the modern United States. (Writing Intensive)
  
  • HIST 4335 - The History of Hip Hop

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Junior standing or instructor consent. Surveys the development of hip hop music in post-civil rights urban America to its emergence as a global phenomenon in the 21st century. (U.S. history) Fulfills multicultural requirement. (Writing Intensive)
  
  • HIST 4337 - History of American Seapower

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor. Examines history of the American Navy, organizational and technological development, evolution of strategic planning, and impact on foreign relations. (U.S. history) (Writing Intensive)
  
  • HIST 4338 - History of “Small Wars”

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Junior standing or instructor consent. A research seminar focusing on insurgencies involving both American and international forces. (U.S. history) (Writing Intensive)
  
  • HIST 4341 - Ancient Greece

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor. From the origins of classical Greek civilization to the Roman conquest. Tyranny and democracy, imperialism, and the Hellenistic age. (European history) (Writing Intensive)
  
  • HIST 4342 - Ancient Rome

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor. Imperialism and its consequences from the early Republic through the partial collapse of the Empire in the 5th century A. D.; Christianity and the Empire. (European history) (Writing Intensive)
  
  • HIST 4343 - Alexander the Great

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor. A detailed study of the rise of ancient Macedonia, the reign of Alexander the Great, and the Hellenistic world. (European history) (Writing Intensive)
  
  • HIST 4346 - A History of Food in Europe

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Junior standing or instructor consent. Examines the shifting politics, culture, and economics of food in Europe from pre-modern times to the contemporary period. (European history) (Writing Intensive)
  
  • HIST 4347 - History of the Medieval Church

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor. Origins of the Roman Church, the papacy, monasticism, scholastic and mystical theology, church-state relations, and the decline of medieval Christendom. (European history) (Writing Intensive)
  
  • HIST 4348 - The Renaissance

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor. Cultural and political history of Italy, France, and England from 1300-1600; the “rebirth” of wisdom through art, architecture, literature, music, economics, and religion. (European history) (Writing Intensive)
  
  • HIST 4349 - The Protestant Reformation

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor. Europe from 1517 to 1648. Religious revolt and the establishment of Protestantism; the age of religious wars; attempts at religious peace. (European history) (Writing Intensive)
  
  • HIST 4351 - Origins of the British Empire to 1783

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Junior standing or instructor consent. Explores the origins of the British Empire in the early modern era. Topics include exploration, colonization, trade, encounters, and ideas of imperialism and empire-building. (European history) (Writing Intensive)
  
  • HIST 4352 - Witchcraft and Witch Hunting in the Early Modern Western World

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Junior standing or instructor consent. Examines the evolution of beliefs in witchcraft and the persecution of alleged witches in Europe and European colonies in the Americas from 1300 to 1800. (European history) (Writing Intensive)
  
  • HIST 4353 - The French Revolution and Napoleon

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor. The Old Regime and the Enlightenment. The Revolution and its drama, ideas, events, personalities, and complexities. Napoleon: heir, paladin, or liquidator of the Revolution? (European history) (Writing Intensive)
  
  • HIST 4354 - From Vampires to Death Tourism: The Dead in Europe since 1700

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Junior standing or instructor consent. Examines the different ways that Europeans have handled, represented, and thought about the dead in the early modern period. (European history) (Writing Intensive)
  
  • HIST 4355 - Let’s Talk Women; Let’s Talk War: Women and Conflict in 20th Century Europe

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor. Examines the involvement and reactions of European women to situations of war and revolution in the 20th century. (European history) (Writing Intensive) [WS 4355 ]
  
  • HIST 4360 - Germany Since 1945: A Divided Nation Confronts Its Past

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor. A comparative study of capitalism and communism in West and East Germany emphasizing problems of national unity and efforts to atone for Nazi crimes. (European history) (Writing Intensive)
  
  • HIST 4361 - The USSR and the Cold War

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Junior standing or instructor consent. Examines the successes, failures, and legacies of Soviet leaders who attempted to build the world’s first Communist society after World War II. (European history) (Writing Intensive)
  
  • HIST 4363 - Emergence of New Nations in Latin America

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor. This 19th century course covers the formation of political systems, challenges to social stability, abolition of slavery, and relationship to North Atlantic world. (African, Asian, or Latin American history) (Writing Intensive)
  
  • HIST 4365 - Foundations of Contemporary Mexico

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor. Examines major themes of post-nineteenth century Mexico and their political, social, and cultural relevance. (African, Asian, or Latin American history) (Writing Intensive)
  
  • HIST 4370 - Great Cities

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor. Seminar on the history of a single major city, using it as a microcosm to study political, social, cultural, and intellectual development over time. May be repeated when topics vary. (European history) (Writing Intensive)
  
  • HIST 4371 - Race, Nation, and Identity

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor. Nineteenth and twentieth century concepts of difference as construed by race, nation, and identity. (European history) (Writing Intensive)
  
  • HIST 4372 - History of Comparative Genocide

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor. Examines the history of the term “genocide” and analyzes modern and contemporary examples of mass exterminations. (European history) (Writing Intensive)
  
  • HIST 4373 - Tudor-Stuart England, 1450-1688

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor. Deals with enormous and seminal changes (religious, political, constitutional, intellectual, and geographical) that took place in England from 1450 to 1688. (European history) (Writing Intensive)
  
  • HIST 4375 - Social and Cultural History of Europe, 1800 to the Present

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor. Modernization, industrialization, urbanization, gender, household, new professions, old occupations, and labor unrest. Bourgeois and working-class culture, avant-garde and masses, war, genocide, Europe today. (European history) (Writing Intensive)
  
  • HIST 4376 - History of the Italian Mafia

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor. Discusses the origins and development of the Mafia in the context of Italian politics, economy, and society in the 19th and 20th centuries. (European history) (Writing Intensive)
  
  • HIST 4377 - Twentieth Century Britain in Film

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor. Examines the history of Britain and British entities in the 20th century through the study of film. (European history) (Writing Intensive)
  
  • HIST 4378 - History of Italian Fascism

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor. Examines the origins of Italian Fascism and its development from the 1920s through 1940s, including the topics of propaganda, race, imperialism, gender, and war. (European history) (Writing Intensive)
  
  • HIST 4379 - Revolutionary Russia

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Junior standing or instructor consent. Examines Russia/USSR during its revolutionary period, ca. 1900-1950. Topics studied include the 1917 revolutions, civil war, NEP, Stalinism, terror, the Gulag and WWII. (European history) (Writing Intensive)
  
  • HIST 4380 - A History of Masculinity

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor. Examines the history of masculinity and manhood in Great Britain and the United States since the mid-nineteenth century. (U.S. history) (Writing Intensive)
  
  • HIST 4381 - Colonial Mexico and the Spanish Borderlands

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor. Study of the Spanish conquest of Mexico and the evolution of the Spanish Empire in North America until Mexican independence in 1821. (African, Asian, or Latin American history) (Writing Intensive)
  
  • HIST 4382 - Walking the Line: The History of U.S.ûMexico Border Relations since 1836

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Junior standing or instructor consent. A research course that covers the social, political, and economic histories of specific borderland region between the United States and Mexico since 1836. (U.S. history) Fulfills multicultural requirement. (Writing Intensive)
  
  • HIST 4383 - History of Central Asia

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Junior standing or instructor consent. Explores the history of Central Asia from ancient nomadic empires to the present. Topics include nomadic pastoralism, Mongols, competing imperial-isms, everyday life, Islam, and politics. (African, Asian, or Latin American history) (Writing Intensive)
  
  • HIST 4384 - Global Buddhism

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Junior standing or instructor consent. Examines the emergence and global diffusion of Buddha Dharma. Emphasizes innovations in doctrine and practice as Buddhism has spread globally. (African, Asian, or Latin American history) (Writing Intensive)
  
  • HIST 4385 - Global Islam: Past and Present

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Junior standing or instructor consent. Examines Islam not only as a religion but also as a global phenomenon that helps shape the lives of people globally. (African, Asian, or Latin American history) Fulfills multicultural requirement. (Writing Intensive)
  
  • HIST 4386 - Slavery in Africa

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Junior standing or instructor consent. Explores the history of slavery in Africa, addressing varying definitions of slavery. Emphasizes West African slave kingdoms. (African, Asian, or Latin American history) Fulfills multicultural requirement. (Writing Intensive)
  
  • HIST 4390 - The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

    3 Semester Credit Hours


    Prerequisite: Junior standing or instructor consent. Research seminar on the 20th-century history of the land of Israel/Palestine, focusing on the conflict between Hebrew-speaking Jews and Arabic-speaking Palestinians.

      (Writing Intensive)

  
  • HIST 4391 - Modern South Africa

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor. Description and analysis of the social, economic, and political development of South African society, focusing on the struggle against apartheid. (African, Asian, or Latin American history) (Writing Intensive)
  
  • HIST 4392 - Modern South Asia

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor. Social, economic and political history of India and Pakistan from Mughal Empire to present, including the British Empire, partition and independence. (African, Asian, or Latin American history) (Writing Intensive)
  
  • HIST 4393 - Modern China

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor. Chinese history from late Ming and early Qing period (17th century) until contemporary times. Emphasis on social, cultural, and political history. (African, Asian, or Latin American history) (Writing Intensive)
  
  • HIST 4394 - Modern Japan

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor. Social, cultural, political, and economic history of Japan (17th to 20th century). Focus on merchant culture, Tokugawa times, civic training of Meiji period, militarism, postwar period. (African, Asian, or Latin American history) (Writing Intensive)
  
  • HIST 4395 - Modern Vietnam

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor. Covers the social, political, and cultural history of Vietnam, beginning with the emergence of frontier society in the 16th century and concluding with the Vietnamese diaspora. (African, Asian, or Latin American history) (Writing Intensive)
  
  • HIST 4396 - Studies Abroad in Southeast Asia

    6 Semester Credit Hours
    Students have the opportunity to travel to Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, and Thailand and to participate in cultural exchanges with government leaders, students, and Vietnamese veterans. (African, Asian, or Latin American history) (Writing Intensive)
  
  • HIST 4397 - Readings and Research in History

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Senior standing and consent of instructor. An independent study course involving in-depth reading and intensive historical writing. May be repeated for credit. (Writing Intensive)
  
  • HIST 4398 - Senior Seminar in History

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Senior standing or completion of 18 hours in history. Required of history majors. An intensive study in historical methodology, document analysis, retrieval and collection of data, and synthesis into well-written history. May be repeated for credit. (Writing Intensive)

History (Graduate Courses)

Courses are identified as follows: United States history = US; European history = E; African, Asian or Latin American history = AAL.

  
  • HIST 5101 - Teaching of History in College

    1 Semester Credit Hours
    An observation-and-advice course rather than a seminar. Concerned with supervision of teaching assistants: classroom visitation, judgment on performances, and advice and assistance to individual instructors.
  
  • HIST 5303 - Oral History Methodology

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Offers materials on the theory and methods for the collection and analysis of oral histories uses in reconstructing U.S. , European, and non-Western history.
  
  • HIST 5304 - The Nature of History

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Introduces graduate students to the development of historical thinking, the historical profession, critical theory, methodologies, and research skills.
  
  • HIST 5305 - Historiography of European History

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Introduction to the themes and approaches that have been influential in the historical profession and in the study of European history.
  
  • HIST 5306 - Recent Interpretations of American History

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    A survey of recent major works discussing chronological periods and topics in American history. Required of some master’s and doctoral students.
  
  • HIST 5308 - Historical Studies of Religion

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    A survey of scholarly attempts to understand the history of religion emphasizing historiographical achievements and methods.
  
  • HIST 5310 - Studies in American Cultural and Intellectual History

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Examines the intersection of intellectual and cultural history at various periods in American history. May be repeated once for credit when topics vary.
  
  • HIST 5314 - Studies in Post-1945 United States History

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Special topics examining the social, cultural, and political history of the United States since the end of World War II. May be repeated for credit.
  
  • HIST 5315 - Studies in Texas History

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Topics vary with interests and needs of each class; emphasis on Spanish heritage, Texas Revolution, Republic, political, economic, and social developments, ethnic groups.
  
  • HIST 5316 - Studies in Southern History

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    An analysis of the major issues and controversies of the South with emphasis on the period from the American Revolution to the present.
  
  • HIST 5317 - Studies in Frontier and Western American History

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    An examination of selected areas with emphasis on exploration, settlement, Anglo-American expansion, foreign and Indian conflicts, life-ways, and resulting changes in American institutions.
  
  • HIST 5318 - Studies in History and Memory

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    A study of the theories and methodology used in the sub-field of history and memory.
  
  • HIST 5319 - Studies in Native-American History

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    A reading seminar on the literature of Native-American history and the Native Americans of the plains and the southwest.
  
  • HIST 5320 - Studies in the Atlantic World

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Explores a series of problems in the developing field of Atlantic history. May be repeated once for credit when topics vary.
  
  • HIST 5321 - Studies in Sports History

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Introduces students to the vast array of materials and topics covered within the growing field of sports history.
  
  • HIST 5322 - Studies in United States Foreign Relations

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Readings in the history of U.S. Foreign Relations with an emphasis upon either pre-1900, post-1900, or the classics of the field.
  
  • HIST 5323 - Studies in the History of Science and Technology

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Topics vary to include 20th-century American science, the industrial revolution, and the social relations of science and technology.
  
  • HIST 5324 - Studies in American Religious History

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    A survey of recent major works covering the social, political, and cultural implications of American religious history. Topics may vary.
  
  • HIST 5325 - Studies in American Economic History

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Historical analysis and interpretation of growth and change in the United States economy, with emphasis on ideas and institutions in business and agriculture.
  
  • HIST 5326 - Studies in Nature and History in America

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Readings in nature’s role in American history from pre-Columbian Indians to present, with varied topics like environment, culture, society, politics, and war.
 

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