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HIST-101: World History to 1500 (3 hours)

The origin and historical development of various cultures throughout the world and the interplay of physical, economic, political and social forces in the shaping of world civilization to 1500.



HIST-102: World History from 1500 (3 hours)

The origin and historical development of various cultures throughout the world said the interplay of physical, economic, political and social forces in the shaping of world civilization from 1500 to the present.



HIST-201: American History to 1865 (3 hours)

The origins of the American nation to the conclusion of the Civil War.



HIST-202: American History from 1865 (3 hours)

The emergence of modern America, 1865 to the present.



HIST-305: Readings in American History (____) (1-2 hour)

Intensive individual readings in selected topics and particular movements its American history. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. May be repeated for a maximum of 2 hours.



HIST-306: Readings in World History (____) (1-2 hour)

Intensive individual readings in selected topics and particular movements in World history. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. May be repeated for a maximum of 2 hours.



HIST-430: History: Theory and Practice (3 hours)

Introduction to basic historical research methods and writing, library usage, and bibliographical aids. Prerequisite: 12 hours of history. Required for all history majors.



HIST-479: Techniques for Teaching Middle and Secondary Social Studies (3 hours)

Techniques, methods, and course content used in teaching social studies in the middle and secondary schools. Must be taken before the professional semester and should be taken in the semester immediately prior to it. Prerequisites: Admission to teacher education, HIST 430 Theory and Practice, CURIN 520 Methods and Materials for Academic Literacy and PSYCH 357 Educational Psychology.



HIST-501: Special Topics in World History (___) (1-3 hour)

Intensive study of various subjects, periods, and movements in World history to be chosen each semester in consultation with the student body. May be repeated if subject matter changes. Will be counted as World history. May be taken for honors.



HIST-502: Special Topics in American History (____) (1-3 hour)

Intensive study of various subjects, periods, and movements in American history to be chosen each semester in consultation with the student body. May be repeated if subject matter changes. Will be counted as American history. May be taken for honors.



HIST-505: African Civilizations (3 hours)

Social, economic, political, and religious forces shaping African history from its beginnings. Emphasis on the classical civilizations of Northeast Africa, including Egypt, and the Medieval civilizations of West Africa. Prerequisite: HIST 101 World History to 1500, its equivalent or permission of instructor. May be taken for honors.



HIST-507: Modern Africa (3 hours)

Social, economic, political, and religious forces shaping modern Africa from 1860 to the present. Prerequisite: HIST 102 World History from 1500, its equivalent or permission of instructor. May be taken for honors.



HIST-510: Modern Middle East (3 hours)

Social, economic, and political forces shaping Middle Eastern history from 1800 to the present, with discussion of early Islamic history. Prerequisite: HIST 102 World History from 1500, its equivalent or permission of instructor. May be taken for honors.



HIST-515: World War I (3 hours)

The origins, course, and results of World War I. Prerequisite: A course in history or permission of instructor. Prerequisite: HIST 102 World History from 1500, its equivalent or permission of instructor. May be taken for honors.



HIST-518: Hitler and Nazi Germany (3 hours)

The life and times of Adolf Hitler, the rise of the Nazis, the participation of Germany in World War II, and the Holocaust. Prerequisite: HIST 102 World History from 1500, its equivalent or permission of instructor. May be taken for honors.



HIST-520: World War II (3 hours)

The background, course, and results of the Second World War. Prerequisite: A course in history or permission of instructor. Prerequisite: HIST 102 World History from 1500, its equivalent or permission of instructor. May be taken for honors.



HIST-522: Korean and Vietnam Wars (3 hours)

The origins, course, and results of the Korean and Vietnam wars. Prerequisite: HIST 202 American History from 1865, its equivalent or permission of instructor. May be taken for honors.



HIST-523: Early China (3 hours)

History of China from antiquity to 1700, including political, intellectual, economic, cultural and social development. May be taken for honors. Prerequisite: HIST 101 World History to 1500 or permission of instructor.



HIST-524: Early Japan (3 hours)

History of Japan from pre-history to 1700, including political, intellectual, economic, cultural and social development. May be taken for honors. Prerequisite: HIST 101 World History to 1500 or permission of instructor.



HIST-526: Japan Since 1700 (3 hours)

Political, economic, social, and cultural history of Japan from the eighteenth century to the present, including the relationship between Japan and the world. Prerequisite: HIST 102 World History from 1500, its equivalent or permission of instructor. May be taken for honors.



HIST-527: China Since 1700 (3 hours)

Political, economic, social, and cultural history of China from the eighteenth century to the present, including the relationship between China and the world. Prerequisite: HIST 102 World History from 1500, its equivalent or permission of instructor. May be taken for honors.



HIST-529: History of South Asia (3 hours)

Political, economic, social, and cultural history of India, Pakistan and surrounding South Asian regions, from the pre-history to present, including the relationship between South Asia and the world. Prerequisite: HIST 101 World History to 1500 or HIST 102 World History from 1500, its equivalent or permission of instructor. May be taken for honors.



HIST-530: Early European Civilization (3 hours)

Development of Mediterranean civilization from prehistoric times to the fall of Rome (476 A.D.). Prerequisite: HIST 101 World History to 1500, its equivalent or permission of instructor. May be taken for honors.



HIST-531: Samurai: History, Literature, Myth (3 hours)

Emergence of samurai as distinct warrior class in Japan, rise to dominance, and their elimination as a class in the modern era. Cultural and social legacies as well as political and economic position. Prerequisite: HIST 101 World History to 1500 or HIST 102 World History from 1500, its equivalent or permission of instructor. May be taken for honors.



HIST-532: History of Japanese Women (3 hours)

Examination of legal, social and cultural position of women in Japanese society from antiquity to present. Prerequisite: HIST 101 World History to 1500 or HIST 102 World History from 1500, its equivalent or permission of instructor. May be taken for honors.



HIST-533: US-East Asia Relations (3 hours)

Political, military, economic, social and cultural interaction between East Asia and the U.S. with emphasis on the modern era. Prerequisite: HIST 202 American History from 1865 or HIST 102 World History from 1500, its equivalent or permission of instructor. May be taken for honors.



HIST-534: Korea Since 1700 (3 hours)

Political, economic, social, and cultural history of Korea from the eighteenth century to the present, including the relationship between Korea and the world. Prerequisite: HIST 102 World History from 1500, its equivalent or permission of instructor. May be taken for honors.



HIST-535: Medieval Civilization (3 hours)

Changes and developments in Europe from the fall of the Western Roman Empire, 476 to 1500. Prerequisite: HIST 101 World History to 1500, its equivalent or permission of instructor. May be taken for honors.



HIST-536: Modern South America (3 hours)

A survey of modern South American history covering the nineteenth and twentieth centuries but with a substantial review of the pre-Columbian, conquest, and colonial periods. Focus will be on the social and political forces that have shaped the region in the past two hundred years. Prerequisite: HIST 102 World History from 1500.



HIST-540: English History to 1660 (3 hours)

Development of England from medieval times to 1660, with emphasis on origin and development of common law, the courts, and other significant institutions. May be taken for honors.



HIST-545: English History Since 1660 (3 hours)

Continuation of 540; 1660 to present. May be taken for honors.



HIST-546: The Age of Empire (3 hours)

Examines expansionism and colonialism of the 19th and 20th centuries, including underlying intellectual, political, and economic causes, the consequent competition among the major powers, and the effects of that competition on non-Europeans. Prerequisites: HIST 102 World History from 1500, an equivalent, or permission of instructor. May be taken for honors.



HIST-547: Radical Islam (3 hours)

This course covers the history, description, and current influence of the radical strains of Islam, both Sunni and Shi'a, that have had such an impact on world affairs in recent decades, especially since the tragic events of 9/11. Prerequisite: HIST 102 World History from 1500.



HIST-548: The French Revolution and Napoleon (3 hours)

The Old Regime in France, the decade of Revolution, the rise of Napoleon Bonaparte and the First Empire: the effects of the Revolution and the Napoleonic era on the political and social institutions of France and Europe. Prerequisite: HIST 102 World History from 1500, its equivalent or permission of instructor. May be taken for honors.



HIST-550: Your Family in History (3 hours)

Exploration of family history with emphasis on life in twentieth-century America using the tools of genealogy and oral history.



HIST-559: 19th Century Europe (3 hours)

Major political, economic, and social developments in Europe in the nineteenth century. Prerequisite: HIST 102 World History from 1500, its equivalent or permission of instructor. May be taken for honors.



HIST-576: History of U.S. Presidents (3 hours)

Examines the successes and failures of those who have held the nation's highest elective office, from George Washington to the present. Considers the factors necessary to predict and evaluate the president's tenure as chief executive. Prerequisite: HIST 201 American History to 1865.



HIST-579: Supervised Student Teaching and Follow-Up of Teachers (2 hours)

Departmental representatives will visit each student teacher during the professional semester. Additionally, departmental representatives will follow up with each area student during the first year of teaching with assistance and support. Concurrent enrollment in the professional semester is required.



HIST-605: Africa and the Middle East (3 hours)

Examines the cultural links between Africa and the Middle East from 10,000 BCE to present, including Christianity, Islam, European encroachment and colonialism, the Cold War, democratization, and recent developments. Prerequisites: HIST 101 World History to 1500 or HIST 102 World History from 1500, an equivalent, or permission of instructor. May be taken for honors.



HIST-608: Women in American History (3 hours)

Changes affecting American women from 1848 to the present. May be taken for honors. Prerequisite: HIST 201 American History to 1865 or permission of instructor.



HIST-610: Modern Europe, 1500 to 1815 (3 hours)

A survey of Western European History and culture from the end of the Middle Ages to the end of the Napoleonic period.



HIST-619: Kansas and the West (3 hours)

Kansas from aboriginal days to the present. Prerequisite: HIST 201 American History to 1865 and HIST 202 American History from 1865, their equivalents or permission of instructor. May be taken for honors.



HIST-620: History of the South (3 hours)

The economic, political, and social development of the American South from the colonial period to the present. Prerequisite: HIST 201 American History to 1865, its equivalent or permission of instructor. May be taken for honors.



HIST-625: Mexico and the US Southwest (3 hours)

Cultural and political interaction between Mexico and the U.S. with emphasis on the modern era. Prerequisite: HIST 202 American History from 1865, its equivalent or permission of instructor. May be counted as World History with permission of the instructor. May be taken for honors.



HIST-626: U.S. Iraq and Afghanistan (3 hours)

A history of the U.S.-led wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Divided into two main components, one on Iraq and one on Afghanistan, the course will focus on U.S. involvement, military, political, and cultural, in these countries as part of the broader War on Terror. Substantial background on both countries will be included. Prerequisite: HIST 102 World History from 1500.



HIST-636: Native Americans (3 hours)

Survey of social, cultural, and political Native American history from prehistoric to the present with an emphasis on the 19th century. Prerequisite: HIST 201 American History to 1865, its equivalent or permission of instructor. May be taken for honors.



HIST-644: The Tudor Age (3 hours)

England's transition to a modern nation, with emphasis on social, political, and religious changes under the Tudor monarchs, 1485 to 1603. Prerequisite: HIST 540 English History or HIST 545 English History, either of their equivalents or permission of instructor. May be taken for honors.



HIST-645: Stuart England (3 hours)

Developing English constitutional changes under the Stuart monarchs, 1603 to 1714. Prerequisite: HIST 540 English History or HIST 545 English History, either of their equivalents or permission of instructor. May be taken for honors.



HIST-650: Colonial America (3 hours)

Significant developments in Colonial North America, 1492-1789. Prerequisite: HIST 201, its equivalent or permission of instructor. May be taken for honors.



HIST-652: American Revolution (3 hours)

The development of the Revolution, evaluation of the Confederation period, and the writing and ratification of the Constitution. Prerequisite: HIST 201 American History to 1865, its equivalent or permission of instructor. May be taken for honors.



HIST-655: Early American Republic, 1789-1848 (3 hours)

From Washington's first administration through the Mexican war, with emphasis on Federalists, Jeffersonian Republicans, the Era of Good Feelings, Jacksonian Democracy, and sectionalism. Prerequisite: HIST 201 American History to 1865, its equivalent or permission of instructor. May be taken for honors.



HIST-656: Sectional Crisis and Civil War (3 hours)

Polarization and war between the North and South, 1846-1865. May be taken for honors. Prerequisite: HIST 201 American History to 1865 or permission of instructor.



HIST-657: Reconstruction and New South (3 hours)

The Civil War's political, social, and economic consequences, 1865-1915. May be taken for honors. Prerequisite: HIST 202 American History from 1865 or permission of instructor.



HIST-660: Industrial America, 1865-1914 (3 hours)

Political, economic, social, and intellectual developments during the period of industrialization. Prerequisite: HIST 202 American History from 1865, its equivalent or permission of instructor. May be taken for honors.



HIST-662: Modern America, 1912-1941 (3 hours)

Examination and analysis of major developments and controversies (in both domestic and foreign affairs) in American history from 1912 to 1941. Prerequisite: HIST 202 American History from 1865, its equivalent or permission of instructor. May be taken for honors.



HIST-664: Modern America, 1941-1968 (3 hours)

Examination and analysis of major developments and controversies (in both domestic and foreign affairs) in American history from 1941 to 1968. Prerequisite: HIST 202 American History from 1865, its equivalent or permission of instructor. May be taken for honors.



HIST-665: Modern America Since 1968 (3 hours)

Examination and analysis of major developments and controversies (in both domestic and foreign affairs) in American history since 1968. Prerequisite: HIST 202 American History from 1865, its equivalent or permission of instructor. May be taken for honors.



HIST-668: U.S. as a Superpower (3 hours)

Emergence of the U.S. as an international power in 1898 and as a superpower after World War II. Prerequisite: One course in history. May be counted as World History with permission of the instructor. Prerequisite: HIST 202 American History from 1865, its equivalent or permission of instructor. May be taken for honors.



HIST-671: Historical Games and Simulations (3 hours)

Design and use of games and simulations for the interpretation and teaching of history. Prerequisite: A course in history. May be counted as a World history course with permission of instructor.



HIST-673: American Military Experience, 1607-1898 (3 hours)

Institutional development of the American/U.S. military, 1607 to 1898. Includes conduct of wars, development of doctrine, and adoption of new technologies. May be taken for honors. Prerequisite: HIST 201 American History to 1865 or permission of instructor.



HIST-674: American Military Experience, 1898 to Present (3 hours)

Institutional development of the American/U.S. military, 1898 to present. Includes conduct of wars, development of doctrine, and adoption of new technologies. May be taken for honors. Prerequisite: HIST 202 American History from 1865 or permission of instructor.



HIST-699: Senior Assessment (1 hour)

A consideration of major historical and historiographical issues for an assessment of understanding and knowledge of American and World history. Prerequisite: senior standing. Required of all graduating seniors, except BSED majors.



HIST-700: History: Selected Subjects (____) (1-3 hour)

Intensive study of various periods, movements, and topics in history. May be repeated since subject matter changes. May be offered on-line.



HIST-745: History Internship(____) (3 hours)

Practical training in archival work, museology, or archeology, in cooperation with state or national museums or archival depositories. In addition to on-campus preparation and conclusion, involves sixty hours on-the-job experience in state or national museums or archival depositories under professional supervision. May be repeated for a maximum of 9 hours to include all three areas. Prerequisite: History major or minor or consent of instructor.



HIST-805: Readings in American History (____) (1-3 hour)

Intensive individual readings in limited periods and particular movements in American history. May be repeated. By appointment. May be offered on-line.



HIST-806: Readings in World History (____) (1-3 hour)

Intensive individual readings in limited periods and particular movements in World history. May be repeated. By appointment. May be offered on-line.



HIST-807: Historical Research and Historiography (3 hours)

Techniques of historical research and overview of the philosophy and interpretation of history. Required on all graduate programs in history, preferably during first enrollment. May be offered on-line.



HIST-813: Seminar in American History (____) (3 hours)

Intensive study of special periods or movements in American history. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. May be repeated. May be offered on-line.



HIST-820: Seminar in World History (____) (3 hours)

Intensive study of selected ideas, periods, problems, or movements in World history. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. May be repeated. May be offered on-line.



HIST-881: Orientation to College Teaching (3 hours)

Laboratory work in the classroom situation, work with instructional aids; involvement in curriculum planning, test construction, and classroom instruction. By appointment. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.



HIST-890: Research and Thesis (4-6 hours)

Intensive individual research and writing on selected topic. By appointment. Required of all candidates for the Master of Arts degree (Option I).



HIST-892: Final Assessment for Option III (2 hours)

Focused research in preparation for the non-thesis option comprehensive examination. Prerequisite: Completion of all other course work for Option III or permission of advisor, graduate studies director and chair.



HIST-902: Readings in History (____) (1-3 hour)

Intensive individual readings in limited periods and/or particular movements in either American, European, or World history. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours.



HIST-910: Special Investigations (____) (1-3 hour)

Independent study in selected historical subjects relevant to student interests and needs. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours.


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