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HIST 1111 - World History I

A survey of World History to early modern times.

Hours:
3



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HIST 1112 - World History II

A survey of World History from early modern times to the present.

Hours:
3



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HIST 1112H - World History II Honors

A survey of World History from early modern times to the present.

Hours:
3



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HIST 2000 - Historiography

This course introduces students to methods of modern historical scholarship, how those methods have evolved from ancient times to today, how historians have applied them to selected topics and how students can apply them in their own research and writing.

Hours:
3



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HIST 2060 - Environmental History

This course explores the broad themes and  historical implications of interactions between humans and environment from a regional or global perspective, and will question and analyze traditional historical narratives through the environmental lens.

Hours:
3



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HIST 2075 - Native American History and the Environment

This course covers a span of history beginning in the Paleolithic Age and continues until the current era. The class is a history of the Native American people and their relationship with both the environment and Euro-American culture. Course content reflects the close connection between environmental issues, the land, and Native Americans. In addition to environmental aspects, several other themes will be explored, including cultural integrity and traditions, racism, environmental racism, environmental justice, assimilation, preservation, and the cultural clash between Native Americans and Euro-Americans. The notion that governmental policies reflect prevailing attitudes of the historical time in question will also be stressed. In terms of disciplines, the course reached into many areas, including archaeology, history, philosophy, literature, sociology, and environmental studies. HIST 2075 is cross-listed with ENST 3075.

Hours:
3



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HIST 2111 - U.S. History I

A survey of U.S. History to the post-Civil War period.

Hours:
3



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HIST 2111H - U.S. History I Honors

The Honors Survey of U.S. History I offers an enriched study of the history of the United States to the post-Civil War period. Students read original analytical texts that cover national events spanning from Colonial to the Reconstruction eras. This honors class offers a smaller, seminar-oriented section wherein students receive more individualized attention from faculty members and enjoy an enhanced learning environment with other gifted students. The honors classroom allows for greater development of scholarly potential through the rich exchange of ideas and specialized assignments. Pre-requisites: For enrollment in Honors classes, students must have a 3.2 college GPA, or incoming freshmen must show a combined 1100+ SAT (or 24+ ACT) and a 3.5+ high school GPA. Students must have completed any LS requirements.

Hours:
3



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HIST 2112 - U.S. History II

A survey of U.S. History from the post-Civil War period to the present.

Hours:
3



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HIST 2112H - U.S. History II Honors

The Honors Survey of U.S. History II offers an enriched study of the history of the United States from 1877 to present. Students read original analytical texts that cover national events spanning from Post-Reconstruction to the global era. Emphasis is placed on the social, cultural, political, and domestic upheaval of the U.S. and its diplomatic emergence as a world power. This honors class offers a smaller, seminar-oriented section wherein students receive more individualized attention from faculty members and enjoy an enhanced learning environment with other gifted students. The honors classroom allows for greater development of scholarly potential through the rich exchange of ideas and specialized assignments. Pre-requisites: For enrollment in Honors classes, students must have a 3.2 college GPA, or incoming freshmen must show a combined 1100+ SAT (or 24+ ACT) and a 3.5+ high school GPA. Students must have completed any LS requirements.

Hours:
3



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HIST 2114 - American History Through Film

Examines topics in American history through the use of film.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: HIST 2111 or HIST 2112

Hours:
3



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HIST 2122 - Introduction to the History of Modern Consumer Culture

Where did modern consumer society originate? How can a study of the material things of everyday life help us understand the world today? This course will address these questions by examining the intersection of consumerism with the major themes of the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries including imperialism, class relations, nationalism, gender, urbanization, and globalization. In so doing, this class will examine consumer demand for new types of clothing, food, art, and home furnishings and the ways that individuals discussed and classified these items. As such, this course will be heavily reliant on several disciplines including history, art, architecture, and economics. Key topics of discussion will include perceptions of the exotic, the creation of imaginary geographies, debates about luxury and necessity, the construction of gender, and the place of fashion and design in society and culture. The course will draw on a wide variety of evidence such as novels, paintings, poetry, advertisements, and advice manuals.

Hours:
3



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HIST 2140 - Gender and Sexuality in History

This course will provide students with a background in how gender and sexuality is constructed historically around the world. The course will explore the theories of gender and sexuality as well as the concrete construction of these identities.

Hours:
3



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HIST 2200 - History of Western Civilization I

A survey of Western civilization from its roots in the ancient Near East to Europe following the Wars of Religion, 1648.

Hours:
3



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HIST 2201 - History of Western Civilization II

A survey of political, economic, social, and cultural developments in early-modern and modern Europe from the Age of Reason to the present.

Hours:
3



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HIST 2216 - The Soviet Experiment: An Introduction to Russia's Twentieth Century

This course explores Russia's experiment with communism across the twentieth century. The course emphasizes the political, social, and cultural history of the Soviet Union after the Russian Revolution of 1917 as well as the country's relationship with other world powers during the Cold War.

Hours:
3



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HIST 2300 - Introduction to Latin American History

This course surveys Latin American history from pre-Columbian period to the present.

Hours:
3



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HIST 2370 - History of Western Philosophy

A survey of some of the major philosophers, themes, and intellectual currents in Western philosophical thought from Socrates to Sartre.

Hours:
3



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HIST 2400 - Introduction to Middle Eastern History

This course explores the history of the Middle East from around the sixth century C.E. until the present. The class focuses mainly on the religious, political, and social development in the region, emphasizing in particular the rise and spread of Islam, the ethnic and cultural diversity of the Muslim world, and the influence of foreign powers and ideas on regional development. Topics such as religious diversity and cultural nuance, the contributions of Muslim societies, Western imperialism, regional nationalism, and the role of resurgent Islam all figure prominently in the course.

Hours:
3



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HIST 2410 - Religion and Thought in the Islamic World

Surveys developments in theology, philosophy, and political thought in the Islamic world from 600 to the modern era.

Hours:
3



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HIST 2518 - Introduction to Modern India

The course explores the rise of modern India and the prominent role of India in the world today. Emphasis is placed on the economic, political, social, and cultural history of India from ancient times to the present.

Hours:
3



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HIST 2600 - History of Central Eurasia

This course is a survey of the history of Central Eurasia, roughly defined as the non-Russian, Iranian, and Chinese heart of the Eurasian landmass. In the course, students will gain an overview of Central Eurasian history and its role in World and regional history. The course examines the political, military, religious, and economic history. Emphasis will be placed not only in the development of steppe based empires, but also the role of the Silk Road in region and pastoral/sedentary relations. The scope of the class will range from the ancient period of the Scythians to the 'New Great Games' including the current conflict in Afghanistan.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: HIST 1112

Hours:
3



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HIST 2724 - Religion in U.S. History

This class will examine the role religion has played in American History. We will look at some of the major religions practiced by Americans, as well as some of the lesser known religious movements, to evaluate how they shaped people's lives, affected their political and social attitudes, and we will evaluate the ways religion has brought Americans together as well as caused conflict among them.

Hours:
3



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HIST 2850 - Modern Military History

This course examines the historical development of the art of warfare in the Western World in the 20th Century with special emphasis on the heritage and evolution of the United States military.

Hours:
3



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HIST 2860 - History of World Religions

This course will examine the historical development of the major religions of the world and their contributions to world civilization. HIST 2860 is cross-listed with RELG 2860.

Hours:
3



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HIST 2901 - Special Topics in History

Special interest courses, which may not be transferable, are offered in response to student interest and demand. Among such topics are Cold War, Vietnam, Asia, minority history.

Hours:
1



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HIST 2902 - Special Topics in History

Special interest courses, which may not be transferable, are offered in response to student interest and demand. Among such topics are Cold War, Vietnam, Asia, minority history.

Hours:
2



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HIST 2903 - Special Topics in History

Special interest courses, which may not be transferable, are offered in response to student interest and demand. Among such topics are Cold War, Vietnam, Asia, minority history.

Hours:
3



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HIST 3001 - American Military History

This course provides a survey of American military history from 1607 to the present. It examines the growth of the American military, the development of the military as a social institution, civil-military relations, military policy and strategy, and will examine the effectiveness of the American military in armed conflict in selected campaigns and battles. (U.S. HISTORY)

Hours:
3



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HIST 3002 - War and Society

This course examines the different ways that war and society intersect. It studies the ways that society affects war and that war affects society. It will examine change and continuity in these interactions through time and in different societies. Using a modular approach, this course explores the origins of war and state formation, civilians in war, women in war, total war, insurgency and counterinsurgency, coalition warfare, and the consequences of war.

Hours:
3



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HIST 3050 - History of the Body

This is a course treats the body as a subject of historical study, with an emphasis on social and cultural history. It privileges bodily agency and experiences as it explores various modes of constructing the body in the past. (WORLD HISTORY)

Hours:
3



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HIST 3101 - History of Social Reform in the United States, 1880-2000

In this course, we will examine selected major trends, concepts, and facts in the history of social reform in the United States from the Progressive Era to the present. Upon completion of this class, students will be able to: 1) describe and explain the evolution of social reform policies from the Progressive Era to the present; 2) describe the chronology of major reform period in the 20th century American history to the present; 3) describe and analyze the influence of various factors on social reform policies, including race, gender, ethnicity, and class; 4) describe and analyze the interaction between social movements and federal, state, and local government reform policies; 5) demonstrate effective writing, analytical thinking, and oral communication skills based on material from class assignments. (U.S. HISTORY)

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: HIST 2111 or HIST 2112

Hours:
3



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HIST 3102 - The Civil Rights Era, 1877-1970

An introduction to the Civil Rights Era (1877-1970) with emphasis on social, political, and economic elements. In broad terms the course will cover the background of the Civil Rights beginning in the aftermath of the Civil War, the socio-political racial turbulence of the Reconstruction Era, the "Redemption" of the South and subsequent entrenchment of white supremacy in the region, the advent of Jim Crow laws and disenfranchisement, Civil Rights agitation of the Progressive Era, the rise of the modern Civil Rights movement after World War II, the pivotal events of the 1950s and 1960s related to the movement, and changing federal and state government policy. The class will approach these topics by looking at public and private institutions of the period as well as the personalities involved.  (U.S. HISTORY)

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: HIST 2111 or HIST 2112

Hours:
3



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HIST 3105 - The Gilded Age and the Progressive Era, 1877-1920

This course examines the rise of corporate capitalism, organized labor, the agrarian revolt, and the growth of social, economic, and political reform in American society from the end of Reconstruction through World War I. (U.S. HISTORY)

Hours:
3



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HIST 3140 - 1960s America

This course is a survey of US history during the 1960s, examining how social and cultural movements, foreign policy, social and economic policy, and popular culture challenged ideas about freedom and democracy. Topics include: civil rights and Black Power, women's equality and liberation, gay liberation, student and anti-war movements, the counterculture movement, the modern conservative movement, the Cold War and Vietnam, the War on Poverty, Kennedy's "Camelot," and the sexual revolution. (U.S. HISTORY)

Hours:
3



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HIST 3141 - Cold War America, 1945-1991

This course examines the political, diplomatic, social, and cultural history of the United States from the end of World War II to the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991. (U.S. HISTORY)

Hours:
3



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HIST 3150 - Social and Cultural History of the U.S. to 1860

An analysis of the social currents, institutions and minorities in colonial ante-bellum America. (U.S. HISTORY)

Hours:
3



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HIST 3151 - Social & Cultural History of the U.S. 1860 to Present

An analysis of social currents in 19th and 20th Century America. (U.S. HISTORY)

Hours:
3



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HIST 3152 - Social Movements in Modern America

This course studies the main social movements which have shaped twentieth century America. Topics include the Populist farmers' revolt of the 1890s, the labor movement from WWI onward, the civil rights movement, the women's movement and the movement to end the war in Vietnam. Dual listed with SOCI 3180. (U.S. HISTORY)

Hours:
3



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HIST 3153 - Ethnic America

An examination of the development and persistence of racial and ethnic cleavages in societies, especially the U.S. Close attention will be given to the historical and economic functions of racism and discrimination, as well as their implications for a pluralistic society. Dual listed with SOCI 3050. (U.S. HISTORY)

Hours:
3



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HIST 3154 - U.S. Labor History

This course centers on the experiences and struggles of working people-black and white, slave and free, native-born and immigrant, male and female-from the arrival of Columbus to the present, with emphasis on the development of collective forms of struggle, including labor unions, labor parties and socialist movements. Focus on how working people helped shape the political, social, economic and cultural history of the nation. (U.S. HISTORY)

Hours:
3



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HIST 3155 - U.S. Women's History

A historical study of the Feminist Movement in the United States emphasizing its political, economic, and social impact. Dual listed with SOCI 3300. (U.S. HISTORY)

Hours:
3



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HIST 3156 - A History of American Sports

This course traces the development and influence of competitive sports in the United States with emphasis on social, cultural, economic, and political elements. The course offers a chronological treatment of the history of American sports and explores societal trends related to race, ethnicity, gender, and class that have helped create the sporting heritage of the United States.  (U.S. HISTORY)

Hours:
3



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HIST 3157 - Native American History

This course charts the history of the first Americans, who began arriving on the continent some 10,000 years before Columbus. It looks at how they experienced, shaped and viewed the main contours of American history. Topics include the wide variety of Native American myth and culture, relations with European colonists and the new American nation. Native American economies and political structures and where Native Americans stand today. (U.S. HISTORY)

Hours:
3



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HIST 3158 - Death, Society and the Human Experience

Current sociological perspectives on death and the experience of dying are explored with special attention to the psycho-social needs of the terminally ill and their families. (Also listed as SOCI 3530)

Hours:
3



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HIST 3159 - Social History of Rock & Roll

This course will trace the development of rock and roll music as an important cultural element of American society. Students will discuss African American musical traditions and how, with the aid of musical traditions from Europe, they formed the foundation of American rock and roll music in the mid-twentieth century. The course will examine the impact of rock and roll music  on youth culture and on American society in general.  (U.S. HISTORY)

Hours:
3



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HIST 3160 - War and Society in America

War has always had a profound impact on American society, economic life, politics and culture. This course studies the home front of ware in American history. Included, among others, are the Revolutionary War, Civil War, Spanish- American War, the two World Wars, Vietnam and the Gulf War. (U.S. HISTORY)

Hours:
3



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HIST 3170 - History of Appalachia

An examination and analysis of the Appalachian region and its culture. (U.S. HISTORY)

Hours:
3



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HIST 3180 - The Civil War & Reconstruction

An examination of the causes of the war, political and military leadership, the nature of the Confederacy, and the impact of Reconstruction policies on the nation. (U.S. HISTORY)

Hours:
3



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HIST 3182 - The American South

An analysis of the South, from its colonial beginnings to the present, emphasizing slavery, sectionalism, the Civil War, reconstruction, the New South and the Civil Rights Movement. (U.S. HISTORY)

Hours:
3



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HIST 3183 - The Old South

A survey of economic, social, cultural and political developments from the founding of the Southern colonies to 1865. (U.S. HISTORY)

Hours:
3



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HIST 3184 - The New South

A survey of economic, social, cultural and political developments in the South since the end of the Civil War. Special emphasis will be placed on the role of the nonwhites in Southern society starting with the adoption of the 14th and 15th Amendments during the Reconstruction Periods and going up through the Civil Rights and Black Power Movements of the second half of the 20th century. (U.S. HISTORY)

Hours:
3



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HIST 3185 - Georgia History

Survey of Georgia history from pre-contact era to the present. (U. S. HISTORY)

Hours:
3



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HIST 3193 - Modern American Diplomacy

A lecture course dealing with the growth of American influences in international affairs from the post-Civil War expansion to the present. (U.S. HISTORY)

Hours:
3



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HIST 3201 - History of Love, Sex, and Marriage in the Western World

This course provides an overview to the historical development of the concepts, practices, and ideas regarding love, sex, and marriage in European and the broader western culture, from classical, pre-Christian times, through the modern period. (EUROPEAN HISTORY)

Hours:
3



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HIST 3205 - Ancient Greece

This survey of Greek history and culture examines early Greek history and culture from prehistory to the political domination by the Romans. Attention will be paid to the Bronze Age palace-states, Archaic aristocracies, oligarchies, and tyrannies, the emergence of Athenian democracy in comparison to the Spartan oligarchy, the ensuing power struggle between Athens and Sparta, emerging in the fifth-century BCE after the Persian Wars, which divided the Greek world between allies of the Peloponnesian War. We will review the shifting patterns of alliances that characterized Greek politics of this time (c. fourth-century BCE) and how they related to the old rivalry with Persia, which loomed large in the Greek conscience, and the rising threat of Macedon. Finally, we will conclude with the effects of Hellenistic culture in Greece and the coming of the Romans.  (EUROPEAN HISTORY)

Hours:
3



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HIST 3210 - The Roman Republic

This course surveys the history of Roman civilization from the foundations of Italian cultures to the `fall of the Republic'. Significant attention will be paid to the political, social, religious, cultural, and economic developments which influenced Roman values and institutions. (EUROPEAN HISTORY)

Hours:
3



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HIST 3211 - Roman Empire

This course investigates the transformation of traditional Roman systems of politics, social order, intellectual worldview, and religious perspectives during the early to late Roman Imperial period, 44 BCE.- CE.180. (EUROPEAN HISTORY)

Hours:
3



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HIST 3214 - The Viking Age

Focuses on Scandinavian history from the 8th to the 12th centuries, when the Danes, Norwegians, and Swedes made long-distance journeys to raid, trade, and settle in Europe and beyond. Considers political, social, religious, economic, and technological developments in Scandinavia during the period, as well as the impact of Viking presence outside of Scandinavia. (EUROPEAN HISTORY)

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: HIST 1111 or HIST 2200

Hours:
3



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HIST 3215 - Medieval Europe

A survey of political, social, cultural, and economic developments in Europe and the Mediterranean Basin from the fourth through the fifteenth centuries. (EUROPEAN HISTORY)

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: HIST 1111 or HIST 3200

Hours:
3



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HIST 3217 - Race in Premodern Europe

This is a course in the development of racial thinking and the understanding of race in premodern Europe. It also explores the legacy of race in the ancient world and the enduring impact of premodern race. (EUROPEAN HISTORY)

Hours:
3



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HIST 3220 - Renaissance and Reformation

Europe from 1350 to 1648, with emphasis on the political, economic, social and intellectual background of the Italian and Northern Renaissance, and the multi-faceted aspects of the Reformation and the subsequent wars. (EUROPEAN HISTORY)

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: HIST 1112

Hours:
3



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HIST 3225 - Early Modern Europe

A study of Europe from the rise of centralized monarchy through the development of political, social, scientific, intellectual, and economic revolutions, culminating in the Great French Revolution and the Napoleonic Empire. (EUROPEAN HISTORY)

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3



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HIST 3230 - Nineteenth Century Europe

A survey of the major political, social and intellectual developments, with emphasis on nationalism, socialism and liberalism between 1815 and 1914. MQS approved. (EUROPEAN HISTORY)

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: HIST 1112

Hours:
3



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HIST 3235 - Twentieth Century Europe

A study of Europe from the onset of the First World War through the development of the European Union and the end of the Soviet empire. (EUROPEAN HISTORY)

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: HIST 1112

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3



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HIST 3236 - Cultural History of Modern Europe

A study of the dominant socio-economic, political and scientific ideas, and movements in Western thought during the 19th and 20th centuries. (EUROPEAN HISTORY)

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: HIST 1112

Hours:
3



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HIST 3240 - Modern France

A study of France from the Bourbons to the present. Special attention will be paid to social and cultural developments of the nineteenth century, and France's current role within the European Union. (EUROPEAN HISTORY)

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3



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HIST 3250 - Modern Britain

Studies Great Britain from 1832 to the present focusing on the monarchy, the Empire period through decolonization, and the sociocultural issues of the period. (EUROPEAN HISTORY)

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3



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HIST 3254 - The History of Tudor England

The course covers the history of England during the rule of the Tudor monarchs, spanning the sixteenth century (1485-1603). It includes themes such as state building, the English Reformation, counter-Reformation, and religious settlement, issues surrounding female rule, the roles and development of the Parliaments, Renaissance art and literature, and social and cultural history. (EUROPEAN HISTORY)

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: HIST 1112 or HIST 2201

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3



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HIST 3255 - History of Stuart England

The course covers the history of England during the rule of the Stuart monarchs, spanning the seventeenth century (1603-1714): it includes themes such as the early Stuarts attempts at absolutism, religious tensions between Puritans, Anglicans, and Catholics, the civil wars of the 1640s, the interregnum, developments of radical religious and philosophical ideas, the Restoration, the Glorious Revolution, and England's interactions with others in the British Isles as well as throughout the world.  (EUROPEAN HISTORY)

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: HIST 1112 or HIST 2201

Hours:
3



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HIST 3260 - Modern Germany

Surveys Germany from 1871 to the present focusing on the creation of the modern state and tracing political, cultural, social and economic development to the present. This is a writing intensive course. (EUROPEAN HISTORY)

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3



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HIST 3271 - Imperial Russia

The course provides an overview of medieval Russia and the transformation of the Muscovite state into the Russian Empire. The study includes the exploration of the multiple geographic and ethnic zones within the empire in addition to its primary focus on Russian history. (EUROPEAN HISTORY)

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: HIST 1112

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3



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HIST 3272 - Revolutionary Russia

This course explores the currents in Russia's history that resulted not only in the Bolshevik Revolution but also the transition from Communism to capitalism. Attention is also given to the multiple revolutions that occurred during Imperial Russian history. (EUROPEAN HISTORY)

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: HIST 1112

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3



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HIST 3280 - History of Western Warfare

A survey of Western warfare from the beginning to the present, emphasizing the modern period. The course will examine the inter-relationship of war and social, economic, political and technological conditions. MQS recommended. (U.S. OR EUROPEAN HISTORY)

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3



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HIST 3291 - European Diplomatic History 1919-1991

This class examines the development of the European international system following the Great War until the disintegration of the Soviet Union. The course does not place its main emphasis on exploring the niceties of diplomatic protocol and the tricks of the ambassadorial trade. The amount of information encompassed by this topic is, in principle, enormous. We will try and manage the overflow of data in two ways. One involves focusing on the policies of the Great Powers (including the United States) that dominated the international system, rather than spending an equal amount of time on each European country. The second is to explore relatively broad themes and issues through the analysis of selected examples. (EUROPEAN HISTORY)

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3



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HIST 3300 - Latin American History

A survey of Latin American history from the pre-Columbian period to the present. (LATIN AMERICAN OR WORLD HISTORY)

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3



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HIST 3301 - History of the Caribbean

This course will examine the history of the Caribbean region, including the Spanish, French, Dutch, and British Islands, from pre-Colombian times up to the present. Themes will include European-indigenous encounters, colonial rivalries, piracy, the Sugar Revolution, slavery, decolonization, and tourism.  (LATIN AMERICAN OR WORLD HISTORY)

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: HIST 1112

Hours:
3



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HIST 3320 - Regional Studies in Latin America

This course examines selected regions in Latin America, including Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, and South America. (LATIN AMERICAN HISTORY)

Hours:
3



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HIST 3330 - Indigenous Peoples of Latin America

This course examines the history of Latin America's indigenous peoples from the three great pre-Columbian empires of Latin America (Aztec, Maya, Inca) through the present. (LATIN AMERICAN OR WORLD HISTORY)

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3



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HIST 3400 - History of the Middle East

A survey of Middle Eastern history from ancient times to the present, with emphasis on the rise and development of Islamic culture in the region. (ASIAN OR WORLD HISTORY)

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3



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HIST 3410 - Islam in World History

A survey of the influence of Islam on the course of world history, with emphasis on its current role in world affairs. (ASIAN OR WORLD HISTORY)

Hours:
3



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HIST 3420 - Middle East in Middle Ages

This course traces the history of the Middle East from the rise of Islam to the peak of the Ottoman Empire. (ASIAN OR WORLD HISTORY)

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HIST 3430 - Regional Studies in Middle East History

This course will examine the history of the Middle East through a designated region, such as Maghreb, Levant, Gulf, or Arabian Peninsula.  (MIDDLE EASTERN & WORLD HISTORY)

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3



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HIST 3450 - The Crusades

This class will examine the Crusades from their origin to the end of the Latin Kingdoms in the Middle East (1291). In addition, we will explore not only the arrival of Franks (Western Europeans), but also the roles other actors in the history of the Crusades such as the Byzantines, Mongols, Turkic Mamluks, and Armenians. As we trace the history of the Crusades, the class will also discuss the impact of this event on other regions of the world such as Eastern Europe and Spain.  (EUROPEAN, ASIAN OR WORLD HISTORY)

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3



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HIST 3500 - History of India

A survey of South Asian civilization with emphasis on the role of India in world history from the Neolithic Period to the present. (ASIAN OR WORLD HISTORY)

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3



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HIST 3510 - History of Modern Southeast Asia

A course surveying Southeast Asian history with emphasis on the emergence of the region as a factor in modern world history. (ASIAN OR WORLD HISTORY)

Hours:
3



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HIST 3555 - Vietnam

A lecture course which examines the Vietnam War in the context of Vietnamese and American history. MQS recommended. (ASIAN OR U.S. HISTORY)

Hours:
3



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HIST 3600 - History of East Asian Civilization

This course provides an introduction to the histories of the countries of East Asia - China, Japan, Korea - up until the present. This will be done through a focus on major moments or interpretative questions associated with their histories.  (ASIAN OR WORLD HISTORY)

Hours:
3



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HIST 3629 - History of Early China

A course tracing the formation of traditional Chinese politics, religion and society and examining the place of China as one of the pre-eminent states of the ancient, classical, and early modern world. (ASIAN OR WORLD HISTORY)

Hours:
3



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HIST 3630 - History of Modern China

A survey of political, ideological, and social developments in China's evolution as a modernizing state from the Qing Dynasty to the present. MQS approved. (ASIAN HISTORY)

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: HIST 1112

Hours:
3



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HIST 3640 - History of Modern Japan

A survey of political, economic, and cultural developments in Japan from the accession of the Tokugawa Shogunate through the evolution in the modern industrial state. (ASIAN HISTORY)

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: HIST 1112

Hours:
3



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HIST 3650 - The Mongol Conquests

Studies the Mongolian Empire and the impact the Mongols had on Eurasia. (ASIAN OR WORLD HISTORY)

Hours:
3



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HIST 3700 - History of Africa

A survey of African civilization from prehistoric times to the present. (AFRICAN OR WORLD HISTORY)

Hours:
3



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HIST 3800 - The Developing World

A survey of the economic, social, cultural and political developments that have influenced civilization in Latin America, Afro-Asia and the Pacific since 1900. (ASIAN, AFRICAN, LATIN AMERICAN OR WORLD HISTORY)

Hours:
3



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HIST 3810 - History of the Atlantic World

This course explores the history of the Atlantic community, encompassing the lands and people connected by the Atlantic Ocean from the early European exploration throughout the revolutionary era. (WORLD HISTORY)

Hours:
3



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HIST 3850 - Modern Revolutionary Movements

Examines revolutionary movements in Russia, Asia, Latin America, Africa and/or the Middle East in global comparison or as a regional history of modern revolutionary movements. (LATIN AMERICAN, ASIAN, OR WORLD HISTORY)

Hours:
3



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HIST 3865 - The United States and World War II

This course surveys the United States in World War II. It examines the war's origins, the conduct of the war as well as the outcomes and consequences with a particular focus on the contributions of the United States. This survey will include political, diplomatic, military, and social elements.  (U.S. HISTORY)

Hours:
3



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HIST 3890 - International Relations and Conflict

A survey of the general principles and strategic considerations governing international relations with an emphasis on current U.S. concerns and policies. (U.S. OR WORLD HISTORY)

Hours:
3



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HIST 3891 - Counter Insurgency

Police actions, savage wars of peace, irregular warfare, counter terrorism, pacification and emergencies are just some of the terms used to describe counterinsurgencies in the post-World War II era. These wars have shaped the world in which we live, and have likewise helped to define the political-military landscape in the 21st century. As the United States, NATO, and other powers deal with counterinsurgency wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere today, this course looks at the lessons from these earlier wars and how they affect the strategic and operational choices available to today's government and militaries. Rather than try and study all the post-war counterinsurgencies we will focus on Malaya, Algeria, and Rhodesia. This is a reading and discussion centric course. (WORLD HISTORY)

Hours:
3



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HIST 3895 - Visions of Peace in the East & West

This course leads students on an intellectual journey to examine the idea of peace, within different Eastern and Western historical and cultural contexts to reveal its complexities and ways that conditions of peace can unsettle political and social relationships. This course may be taken as a minor or major requirement in History, Philosophy, or English or for the Environmental Studies or European Union Certificate, and if so must follow prerequisite or corequisite requirements for 3000 level courses. It also may be taken as an elective by non-majors, with no prerequisite requirement.  (WORLD HISTORY)

Hours:
3



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HIST 4000 - Studies in Historiography

A capstone seminar course that examines historical methodology. (ASIAN, AFRICAN, EUROPEAN, LATIN, U.S. OR WORLD HISTORY)

Hours:
3



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HIST 4001 - Studies of World Historiography

A capstone seminar course that examines the historiography of world history. (WORLD HISTORY)

Hours:
3



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HIST 4002 - Studies of European Historiography

A capstone seminar course that examines the historiography of European history. (EUROPEAN HISTORY)

Hours:
3



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HIST 4003 - Studies of U.S. Historiography

A capstone seminar course that examines the historiography of U.S. history. (U.S. HISTORY)

Hours:
3



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HIST 4020 - History of Military Thought

This class examines how human societies have understood war, military leadership, and strategic thinking from ancient times to the present. By considering the nature of war and various aspects to using force, this course will consider how thinking about military leadership as well as popular and military perceptions of war have changed over time. It will also consider whether different societies and cultures develop distinct ways of war.

Hours:
3



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HIST 4100 - Studies in U.S. History

A capstone seminar course that examines special topics in U.S. history. (U.S. HISTORY)

Hours:
3



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HIST 4110 - Colonial America

This course is an in-depth study of Colonial America, particularly North America, from pre-Columbian times up to the revolutionary era. This course will explore themes such as migration, technological innovation, and diffusion of cultures. (U.S. OR WORLD HISTORY)

Hours:
3



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HIST 4120 - Early National U.S. History

This course is an in-depth study of U.S. History from the end of the American Revolution to the era of Andrew Jackson. Emphasis is placed on relations with Native peoples in the eastern U.S., American participation in international conflicts, and the expansion of democracy, early industrialization, and efforts at domestic reform (U.S. HISTORY).

Hours:
3



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HIST 4140 - Studies in the History of Evolutionary Science

An inter-disciplinary seminar course that examines the scientific underpinnings of evolution on the levels of micro- and macro-biology and also examines the political, social, and cultural history of evolutionary science in the United States. (U.S. HISTORY)

Hours:
3



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HIST 4150 - Studies in Social and Cultural History of the U.S.

A capstone seminar that examines the social currents, institutions and minorities in American history. (U.S. HISTORY)

Hours:
3



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HIST 4155 - Oral History

This course will train students in the art of collecting and transcribing oral histories.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: HIST 1112

Corequisite: HIST 2000

Hours:
3



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HIST 4160 - Studies in Military History

Examines the connection of the military and society. MQS approved. (EUROPEAN, U.S. OR WORLD HISTORY)

Hours:
3



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HIST 4161 - Studies in American Revolution

A capstone seminar that examines the origins, unfolding, and ramifications of the American Revolution from local, regional, and international perspectives. (U. S. HISTORY)

Hours:
3



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HIST 4165 - Reconstruction

An in depth look at the Post Bekum period in America because Southerners experienced the effects of the war most forcefully, the course focuses primarily on the south. The class looks at the conflicting notions Americans had about what should occur after the war, the dilemmas Americans faced during that period and the choices they made. (U.S. HISTORY)

Hours:
3



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HIST 4170 - Studies in Regional and Local History

Examines selected topics in local history with emphasis on northeast Georgia. This course is repeatable three times for a maximum of 12 hours. (U.S. HISTORY)

Hours:
3



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HIST 4190 - Studies in U.S. Diplomatic History

A capstone seminar that examines U. S. diplomacy and relations with other countries. (U.S. HISTORY)

Hours:
3



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HIST 4200 - Studies in World History

A capstone seminar that examines selected topics in World Civilizations. (WORLD HISTORY)

Hours:
3



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HIST 4210 - Studies in Ancient and Medieval European History

A capstone seminar that examines selected topics in Ancient and/or Medieval European history. (EUROPEAN HISTORY)

Hours:
3



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HIST 4212 - Fall of Rome, Birth of Europe

This upper division course explores the political, religious, social, and cultural transformation of the late Roman world. It concentrates on the rise of Christianity and the influence of `barbarian' peoples into the western provinces. (EUROPEAN HISTORY)

Hours:
3



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HIST 4225 - Studies in Early Modern Europe

A capstone seminar that examines selected topics in European history 1500-1800. (EUROPEAN HISTORY)

Hours:
3



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HIST 4232 - Studies in World War I

A capstone seminar course that examines selected episodes and topics of World War I. MQS Approved. (U. S., EUROPEAN OR WORLD HISTORY)

Hours:
3



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HIST 4300 - Studies in European History

A capstone seminar course that examines selected topics in European History. (EUROPEAN HISTORY)

Hours:
3



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HIST 4310 - Gender & Sexuality of Latin America

This course explores gender including masculinity, femininity and third genders; how issues of gender and sexuality are shaped by history and shape Latin American history. (LATIN AMERICAN HISTORY)

Hours:
3



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HIST 4320 - U.S./Latin American Relations

This course examines the historic relations between Latin America and the United States, including cultural ties, migration, military actions, and diplomatic relations. (U.S. or LATIN AMERICAN HISTORY)

Hours:
3



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HIST 4418 - Gender & Sexuality in the Middle East

This course examines the relationship between genders as well as the construction of gender and sexuality in the Middle East and about the Middle East. We discuss the different forms of sexuality, the meaning of sexuality, the roles of men and women, and the construction of masculinity and femininity in this class. (MIDDLE EAST, WORLD).

Hours:
3



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HIST 4500 - Studies in South Asian History

A capstone seminar that examines selected topics in South Asian history. (ASIAN HISTORY)

Hours:
3



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HIST 4631 - Expansionism and Imperialism in East Asia

The resurging interest in Empire and Imperialism as subjects of historical investigation has yielded in the last decade and a half a number of works which have greatly increased our understanding, and in some cases even awareness, of processes of expansion practiced and/or undergone by East Asian states and societies. In this seminar we are going to read some of these: from reinterpretations of Manchu China and Tokugawa Japan, to works on modern Imperialism and Anti-Imperialism in East Asia. Furthermore, our focus will not only be on the forms of Imperialism described by these books, but also how these new perspectives can be part of a reconfiguration of our understanding of Global History in the (early) modern era. (ASIAN OR WORLD HISTORY)

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: HIST 1112

Hours:
3



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HIST 4635 - Korea at the Center

This seminar course will cover the history of modern Korea and its place in the wider world. The experience of modernity was an exceptionally fractured one in the Korean case: the twentieth century brought extremely rapid industrialization, but also colonization and the division of the country that persists until today. The "at the center" of the course title has a dual connotation here. It signifies Korea's importance in regional and even global histories of the twentieth century; at the same time it stresses the need to put Koreans central in this story, instead of treating the peninsula as merely the geographic location where outside actors clash. (ASIAN OR WORLD HISTORY)

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: HIST 1112

Hours:
3



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HIST 4660 - Studies in the Vietnam War

A capstone seminar that examines selected topics during the period of the Vietnam War. MQS recommended. (ASIAN OR U.S. HISTORY)

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: HIST 1111, HIST 2111 or HIST 2112

Hours:
3



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HIST 4666 - Eurasia After the Mongols

This course examines the history of the Caspian and Pontic Steppes after the dissolution of the Mongol Empire beginning in 1260. The course will focus on interactions between the steppe and sown, focusing primarily on how the relationship altered with the rise of Muscovy as first a successor state to the Mongols and then as the dominant player among the steppe nations. (ASIAN OR WORLD HISTORY)

Hours:
3



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HIST 4670 - Studies in Central Eurasian History

The Great Game was a cold war between the British and Russian Empires in the nineteenth and early twentieth century. The British were certain that the Russians planned to take over their crown jewel, India while Russia was positive that the British planned to expand into the Central Asia, on which the Russians also had designs. In between the two empires was Afghanistan-the borders of the country would be determined by the Great Game. The Great Game took a break in the mid-twentieth century but has resumed with the collapse of the Soviet Union. With American involvement in Central Asia, particularly since 9/11, there is a new Great Game with more players. Regardless of the players, the Great Game and the machinations of all involved have impacted history and culture and a number of ways which will be explored in this class. (ASIAN, EUROPEAN OR WORLD)

Hours:
3



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HIST 4800 - Studies in Non-Western History

A seminar exploring topics in Third World Studies, including migration, population, and urbanization. (WORLD HISTORY)

Hours:
3



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HIST 4810 - Studies in 19th & 20th Century World History

A capstone seminar course that examines selected episodes and developments in 19th and 20th century world history. (WORLD HISTORY)

Hours:
3



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HIST 4820 - History of Indigenous Peoples

This course examines the role that indigenous peoples worldwide have played in shaping history and in shaping today's world. (WORLD HISTORY)

Hours:
3



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HIST 4830 - Regional Studies in Environmental History

This course will examine the major trends in environmental history of the region in question paying special attention to how the environment affects and is affected by historical events, situations, and people.

Hours:
3



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HIST 4850 - Studies in Modern World Revolutions

A capstone seminar course that examines selected topics in modern world revolutions. MQS approved. (WORLD HISTORY)

Hours:
3



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HIST 4860 - Studies in World War II

Investigates the principles of war as they relate to World War II. MQS approved. (EUROPEAN, U.S. OR WORLD HISTORY)

Hours:
3



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HIST 4875 - Studies of Encounters in World History

A seminar that explores the nature and impact of encounters, invasions and cultural exchanges in world history. (WORLD HISTORY)

Hours:
3



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HIST 4880 - Comparative Empires

A capstone seminar course which examines selected topics in imperialism, colonialism, and the consequences of empire. (WORLD, EUROPEAN OR LATIN AMERICAN HISTORY)

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: HIST 1112

Hours:
3



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HIST 4900 - Internship in History

An internship relating to history, chosen in consultation with the Department of History & Philosophy's Internship Coordinator.

Hours:
1-3



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HIST 4901 - Internship in History II

An internship relating to history, chosen in consultation with the Department of History & Philosophy's Internship Coordinator.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: Permission of coordinator, HIST 2000, and 48 hours completed

Hours:
4-6



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HIST 4902 - Internship in History III

An internship relating to history, chosen in consultation with the Department of History & Philosophy's Internship Coordinator.

Hours:
9



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