ACADEMICS

  • Graduate History Courses

    HI 910 The Study and Writing of History
    Historical methodology, modern historiographical views, and the emergence of the New History; i.e., psycho-history, family history, and quantitative history.
    3 credits
     
    HI 912 Industrial Revolution: Past, Present, Future
    Prerequisite: Survey course in modern history
    A comparison of the European and American Industrial Revolutions and their consequences from the eighteenth through the twentieth centuries. Field trips are planned to mill towns and industrial cities.
    3 credits
     
    HI 914 The Gilded Age: 1865-1900
    A depiction of the period when America went through a rapid socio-economic transformation in the areas of industrialization, urbanization, and immigration.
    3 credits
     
    HI 915 Populism, Progressivism and Socialism in the US: 1877-1920
    Analysis of three reform movements that were an ideological response to the Gilded Age’s excesses and an attempt to humanize America’s economic transformation.
    3 credits
     
    HI 918 The US and the Middle East
    Discusses growth of US economic, cultural, political, and strategic interests in Middle East; emphasis on post-World War II period.
    3 credits
     
    HI 920 Japan in the Twentieth Century
    An evaluation of the role of Japan as an emerging world power and economic giant during the present century.
    3 credits
     
    HI 922 US & Soviet Relations
    A study of the central issues in American-Soviet relations since 1917. Special attention will be devoted to the question of recognition, the origins of the Cold War, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and recent developments.
    3 credits
     
    HI 924 Selected Topics in US-East Asian Relations
    An examination of major problems affecting American foreign policy in East Asia since World War II; i.e., the origins of the Cold War in Asia, America’s entry into the Korean War, the Offshore Islands issue, America’s involvement in the Vietnam conflict, and US-Chinese relations.
    3 credits
     
    HI 936 History of the American South
    A survey from the colonial era to the present, with a particular focus upon slavery and race relations.
    3 credits
     
    HI 937 American Revolutionary Period
    The political, military, economic, and social history of America from 1763 to 1787.
    3 credits  

    HI 938 The American Civil War
    The political, military, economic, and social history of America from 1850 to 1877.
    3 credits
     
    HI 939 American History at the Movies
    A variety of movies are used as launching pads to explore American history and the relationship of film to history.
    3 credits
     
    HI 940 Teaching History with Film
    A study of history through film and media.
    3 credits
     
    HI 941 Medieval History
    Hundred Years War and the War of the Roses (1327-1485).
    3 credits
     
    HI 942 Tudor-Stuart England
    The political, cultural and social development of England, 1485-1688.
    3 credits
     
    HI 943 World War I
    The period 1870-1918, focusing upon the origins of the First World War.
    3 credits
     
    HI 944 World War II
    A survey of the mass industrial global conflict between 1939-1945.
    3 credits
     
    HI 945 The Rise of Islam
    Course focuses on the rise of Islam, the Arab Empire, and the impact of the Arab/Islamic Civilization on Europe.
    3 credits
     
    HI 952 Russia in the Twentieth Century
    An evaluation of major political economic, and diplomatic developments in the Soviet Union, stressing Leninism, Stalinism, and Khruschevism.
    3 credits
     
    HI 953 The Mind of Modern Russia
    An analysis of the central attitudes and ideas that have shaped the Russian mind from the Muscovite era to the present.
    3 credits
     
    HI 970 China in the Twentieth Century
    A consideration of the major political, diplomatic, and intellectual developments in China since 1949.
    3 credits
     
    HI 990 Special Topics in History
    An investigation of an historical issue, event or personality of mutual interest to the instructor and students.
    3 credits
     
    HI 995 Thesis Option
    Research and writing of thesis.
    3 credits