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Graduate Courses in History

Please note: For the Master of Arts in Teaching and the Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction degrees, check with your advisor in the History, Anthropology, and Philosophy Department as not all history courses are eligible to meet the requirements of these degrees.

HIST 6000 - Historiography

A study of the writings of selected historians as they illustrate the problems and the methodology of historical scholarship.

Hours:
3

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HIST 6100 - U.S. History

Examines selected topics in U.S. History.

Hours:
3

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HIST 6110 - 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.

Hours:
3

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HIST 6120 - Early National U.S.

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.

Hours:
3

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HIST 6140 - Studies in History of Evol Sci

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.

Hours:
3

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HIST 6150 - Social/Cultural Hist US 1860

This course is an analysis of the social currents, institutions, and minorities in colonial antebellum America

Hours:
3

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HIST 6151 - Soc/Cultrl Hist U.S. 1860-Pres

Examines the social and cultural forces which have shaped this nation's ideals.

Hours:
3

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HIST 6152 - Social Movements in Modern America

This course examines topics in social movements.

Hours:
3

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HIST 6156 - A History of American Sports

Through an analytical lens this course traces the chronological evolution of American sports as an important cultural element of American society, touching on issues of race, ethnicity, gender, class and economics.

Hours:
3

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HIST 6159 - Social History of Rock & Roll

An analytical examination of the development of rock and roll music with emphasis on social, cultural, religious and political elements. In broad terms the course will begin with a treatment of early 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 twentieth century. General areas of discussion include the work chants and "field hollars" of the cotton field in the pre and post-Civil War South; early European ballads; the development of "country blues" and "hillbilly music" and jazz around the turn of the twentieth century; the influence of gospel and/or religious music on the genre; the impact of the phonograph on American culture; the "integrated" nature of southern music in the segregated South; the impact of radio and television; early rock and roll performers; the commercialization of rock and roll music; the impact of rock and roll music on youth culture; an examination of the societal backdrop against which the rock and roll music was produced and how both the music and society evolved over time; and the overall musical expressivity of the genre.

Hours:
3

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HIST 6160 - Special Topics in War & Society in America

Examines selective topics in U.S. Military History.

Hours:
3

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HIST 6161 - American Revolution

This is a capstone seminar course that examines the origins, unfolding, and ramifications of the American Revolution from local, regional, and international perspectives.

Hours:
3

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HIST 6170 - Appalachian Studies

Examines the history and culture of the people in the Appalachian region of the U.S. with an emphasis on North Georgia.

Hours:
3

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HIST 6180 - Civil War and Reconstruction

This course will explore in some depth the events that led up to the Civil War, the course of the war itself, and its aftermath, and in doing so, address the social, political, and economic issues of the era.

Hours:
3

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HIST 6185 - Georgia History

Survey of Georgia history from pre-contact era to the present.

Hours:
3

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HIST 6200 - Studies in European History

Seminar on selected topics in European history.

Hours:
3

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HIST 6201 - Hist of West Civilization II

This course focuses on political, economic, social, and cultural developments in the Western world, Europe and its offshoots, from the end of the wars of the Reformation in 1648, through the Early Modern period of political, scientific and intellectual, and industrial changes, into the Modern or contemporary period of national, liberal, and socialist revolutions, to the present.

Hours:
3

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HIST 6205 - Ancient Greece

Study of Ancient 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 Athens and Sparta and the Persian Wars.

Hours:
3

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HIST 6210 - The Roman Republic

This graduate level 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.

Hours:
3

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HIST 6211 - The Roman Empire

This graduate level course examines Roman history from the early to late Imperial period, 44 BCE.­ CE.180, from a variety of political, social, intellectual and religious perspectives.

Hours:
3

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HIST 6212 - Fall of Rome, Birth of Europe

This graduate level course explores the political, religious, social, and cultural transformations of the late Roman world to the foundations of Early Medieval Europe.

Hours:
3

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HIST 6215 - Medieval Europe

A study of the dominant socioeconomic, political and scientific, ideas, and movements in western thought during the 19th and 20th centuries.

Hours:
3

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HIST 6220 - Renaissance/Reformation

Europe from 1350 to 1648, with emphasis on the political, economic, and social background of the Italian and Northern Renaissance, the decline of medieval Christendom, and the emergence of early-modern dynastic states from the Reformation and subsequent wars.

Hours:
3

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HIST 6225 - Early Modern Europe

A study of Europe from the age of absolutism through the development of political, social, scientific, intellectual, and economic revolutions, culminating in the Great French Revolution and the Napoleonic Empire which followed.

Hours:
3

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HIST 6230 - 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.

Hours:
3

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HIST 6232 - World War I

A seminar course that examines selected episodes and topics of World War I.

Hours:
3

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HIST 6235 - 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.

Hours:
3

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HIST 6240 - 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.

Hours:
3

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HIST 6250 - 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]

Hours:
3

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HIST 6260 - 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.

Hours:
3

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HIST 6280 - History of Western Warfare

The history of western warfare from the Naopleonic era to the modern period. The course will examine the inter-relationship of war and social, economic, political and technological conditions.

Hours:
3

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HIST 6291 - European Diplom Hist 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.

Hours:
3

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HIST 6300 - Studies in Latin America

Examines selected topics in European History.

Hours:
3

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HIST 6301 - History of the Caribbean

This course is a general survey of the history of the Caribbean from its pre-Columbian origins to the present, exploring the social, political, and economic transformations of the region.

Hours:
3

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HIST 6310 - Gender/Sexuality in Latin Amer

From the time when native and European peoples met in the era of conquest, cultural ideas about appropriate behavior for men and women played a critical role in the negotiation of social and political life. Despite the attempts of the colonial ruling elite to prescribe gender roles, most people resisted elite notions of gender propriety and instead created their own codes of conduct. These gender contests continued through the transition to Independence when the new Latin American nations attempted to influence men's and women's public and private activities. In the twentieth century, the boundaries of acceptable gender behavior have been challenged yet again by new contexts like political activism and migration. As the class follows Latin American men and women on this lengthy and complex path, it highlights how diversity among women and men affected their experience with gender roles, sexism, and patriarchy. This course will serve as an introduction to gender theory in history. What does it mean to be a man? A woman? A person of a third gender? There is no set answer to these questions because gender is a culturally bound idea. Therefore, we will be using the region of Latin America in this course.

Hours:
3

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HIST 6320 - Regional Stud in Latin America

This course will explore the history of different regions in Latin America, varying its focus from semester to semester, including regions such as Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, South America, and Brazil.

Hours:
3

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HIST 6330 - Indigenous Peoples of Latin Am

This course will explore the roles that Indian people have played in the formation of Latin America from the preconquest era to the present.

Hours:
3

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HIST 6400 - History of the Middle East

This course will follow the history of the Middle East and the surrounding area from the mid-nineteenth century through the decline of the Ottoman state, the rise of nationalism, the mandate period, and the formation of independent nation-states until the present day. Foreign involvement in the region and the role of religion (Islam, Judaism, and Christianity) will especially be emphasized.

Hours:
3

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HIST 6410 - Islam in World History

This course traces the impact of Islam on world history and the response of the Muslim world to the spread of Western political power and cultural values.

Hours:
3

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HIST 6418 - Gender and 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.

Hours:
3

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HIST 6450 - The Crusades

A study of the crusading period from 1050 to 1300, examined from European Christian and Muslim perspectives.

Hours:
3

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HIST 6500 - History of India

This course is designed to introduce students to the political, social and religious traditions of the Indian subcontinent. It will emphasize that subcontinent's place in world history, including its contributions to both the European and Asian worlds.

Hours:
3

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HIST 6510 - Hist of Modern South East Asia

A course surveying Southeast Asian history with emphasis on the role of the region as a factor in modern world.

Hours:
3

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HIST 6629 - 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.

Hours:
3

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HIST 6630 - 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.

Hours:
3

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HIST 6631 - Expansionism & Imp E Asia

A comparative study of expansion and Imperialism in East Asia from the Qing Dynasty and Tokugawa Shogunate to modern imperialism and anti-imperialistic actions.

Hours:
3

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HIST 6640 - Modern Japan

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

Hours:
3

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HIST 6650 - The Mongol Conquests

Studies the Mongolian Empire and the impact the Mongols had on Eurasia.

Hours:
3

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HIST 6666 - Eurasia After the Mongols

Seminar course that examines post-Mongol dissolution Eurasia (post 1260). The course will examine topics ranging from the political history of the successor Mongol khanates to the successor states in the various regions of the former Mongol Empire.

Hours:
3

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HIST 6670 - Studies in Cent Eurasian Hist

Seminar course that examines selected episodes in Central Eurasian History.  Repeatable up to three times.

Hours:
3

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HIST 6700 - History of Africa

This course seeks to provide a survey of the principle themes of African history from prehistoric times to the present.

Hours:
3

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HIST 6800 - Modern Comparative World History

This course examines themes related to the problems of the world's less developed areas, from the legacy of decolonization to strategies for cultural survival.

Hours:
3

Notes:
Course should be repeatable up to 6 hours

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HIST 6810 - History of the Atlantic World

This course explores the history of the Atlantic community, encompassing the lands and peoples connected by the Atlantic Ocean from the early European exploration through the revolutionary era.

Hours:
3

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HIST 6820 - History of Indigenous Peoples

This class will examine the so-called Fourth World, the world of global indigenous peoples. What role do indigenous people play in shaping today's world? Is there a place for these people in today's world, and if so, whose responsibility is it to assure them of this place? This class will be divided into two basic content units: for half the class we will focus in issues that are impacting indigenous peoples today all over the world, and examine their responses. This section will address issues such as the impact of globalization on indigenous peoples, sovereignty, self-representation, and cultural revitalization. In the second half of the semester, we will be examining six different groups (one from each inhabited continent). Each of these groups will give additional insight into the problems faced in the particular region of the world.

Hours:
3

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HIST 6850 - Modern World Revolutions

This course examines in comparative terms both evolutionary theory and practice. Emphasis is placed on Asian and Latin American revolutionary traditions.

Hours:
3

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HIST 6860 - World War II

This course, conducted in a lecture format, is designed to introduce students to the political, social and religious traditions of the Indian subcontinent. It will emphasize that subcontinent's place in world history, including its contributions to both the European and Asian world.

Hours:
3

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HIST 6870 - Asian Civilization

This course, conducted in a lecture format, is designed to introduce students to the political, social and religious traditions of Asia. It will emphasize the influence of each of Asia's cultures upon the other and the region's place in world history.  Repeatable up to three times.

Hours:
3

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HIST 6875 - Cultr Enc & Exch in World Hist

This course will explore the nature and content of cultural exchanges throughout the course of world history, though emphasis will be placed on early modern and modern world history. The primary focus of the first half of the course will be on the Colombian Exchange, which will be used to demonstrate the dimensions of cultural contact and exchange that the remainder of the course will build upon.

Hours:
3

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HIST 6880 - Vietnam and Its Wars

This course examines the Vietnam War in the context of Vietnamese and American history.

Hours:
3

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HIST 6891 - 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 effect the strategic and operational choices available to today's governments and militaries.

Hours:
3

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HIST 7000 - Thesis Research

Independent study course focused on research for the M.A. Thesis or Capstone Paper. This course cannot be a substitute for any required colloquium course or elective course in the graduate Plans of Study.

Hours:
3

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HIST 7001 - Colloquium in World History

Methods, traditions, concepts, and literature of World History. Topic varies with interest of instructor.  Repeatable up to three times.

Hours:
3

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HIST 7002 - Colloquium in European History

This course will cover some of the outstanding issues and major works in European history since the era of the French Revolution.  Repeatable up to three times.

Hours:
3

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HIST 7003 - Colloquium in American History

This course introduces graduate students to the literature and major themes of American history.  Repeatable up to three times.

Hours:
3

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HIST 7004 - Colloquium in Military History

This course will explore military adaptations that have been the result of changing circumstances and modern developments.  Repeatable up to three times.

Hours:
3

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HIST 7190 - Independent Study/US History

Examines selected topics in U.S. history using primary documents.

Hours:
3

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HIST 7300 - Masters Thesis

Independent study focused on writing the M.A. Thesis.

Hours:
6

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HIST 7500 - Teaching History

This course examines different aspects of teaching history, from how to put together a syllabus, to what makes for a good lecture, to stimulating discussion, or how to incorporate novels and films into teaching history. Other issues will naturally arise and will be treated according to class interests and time available.

Hours:
3

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HIST 7700 - Capstone Seminar in History

This course is a capstone seminar in history, designed to bring together key events, trends, themes, and methods of looking at the past.

Hours:
3

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HIST 7800 - Indep Stdy in World History

A directed-readings course that examines selected topics in world history. Topics will be chosen by the Instructor.

Hours:
3

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HIST 7804 - Indep Stdy in Military History

A directed readings course that examines selected topics in military history. Topics will be chosen by the Instructor.

Hours:
3

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HIST 7805 - Readings Mod Wld Hist pre-1900

A directed readings course that examines selected topics in world history prior to 1900. Topics will be chosen by the Instructor.

Hours:
3

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HIST 7810 - Read/Res Mod World Since 1900

This course is designed to enable students to gain a better grasp of the goals and insights sought by historians of modern world history and pursue original research that may further prepare them as teachers as well as scholars in this field.

Hours:
3

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