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PADDOCK, TROY R. E., Professor and Chairperson
NAKAMURA, BYRON J., Associate Professor and Graduate Coordinator
PETTO, CHRISTINE, Professor
AMERMAN, STEPHEN K., Professor
BEALS, POLLY, Associate Professor
CARTER-DAVID, SIOBHAN D., Assistant Professor
CHRISSIDIS, NIKOLAOS A., Professor
JUDD, STEVEN C., Professor
MADISON, JULIAN C., Associate Professor
McDANIEL, MARIE B., Associate Professor
METAXAS, VIRGINIA A., Professor
RADICE, THOMAS, Associate Professor
RONDINONE, TROY, Professor
SMITH, JASON, Assistant Professor of History
THOMPSON, C. MICHELE, Professor
VRANA, HEATHER, Assistant Professor

HIS 514 - Issues in American Constitutional History

Historical and contemporary constitutional issues regarding the establishment and evolution of powers and functions of government institutions; primary legal and legislative decisions; individual rights and liberties; and invention of practices unknown to the written Constitution.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2014

HIS 517 - The Russian Revolution

Examines the main social and political developments that led to the revolution of 1917 and investigates the first decade of Bolshevik rule as a formative period in the creation of the Soviet system.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

HIS 518 - A Woman's Place is in the Curriculum: A Multicultural Approach

Introduction of multicultural women’s studies content to education professionals. Workshop facilitators demonstrate strategies for infusing women’s studies content into K-12 curriculum. Cross-listed as WMS 518, IDS 518 and EDU 520.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Summer 2014

HIS 534 - History of Women in the Professions

A historical examination of American women’s entrance into and contribution to professional fields such as education, health, law, library, social work, and the arts.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2012

HIS 536 - Progressive and Modern Women in the U.S.

Survey of readings and research from the late nineteenth century to the present on the following topics: family, work, immigration, urbanization, altruism, professionalism, race, class, ethnicity, cultural and political status. Cross-listed as WMS 536.

Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2016

HIS 548 - China Since Western Impact

Major issues in the last 100 years of Chinese history. Western impact and the Chinese response, the Republican revolutions, the intellectual ferment, the Guomindang years, and the rise of communism.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2013

HIS 551 - The Colonial Period of U.S. History

The American colonies and their economic, social, and political development.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

HIS 552 - American Revolution

The background of colonial development and discontent leading to the Revolution, as well as an appraisal of political, social, economic, and military factors leading to independence. Contributions of the founding fathers and the difficulties in forming a genuine political union.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2013

HIS 553 - The Early Republic, 1789-1820

Implementation of principles of the American Revolution in constitutional and political practice. Topics covered include institutional and economic development according to Hamilton and Jefferson, European conflict and American intervention, emergence of national identity, the industrial revolution, sectionalism and nationalism.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2012

HIS 555 - The Civil War and Reconstruction, 1850-1877

Studies the crises of the 1850’s, Civil War causation, the Civil War experience, and the Reconstruction experiment.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Summer 2016

HIS 558 - History of the Trans-Mississippi West

The West as a causative force in the development of American culture. The “frontier as process,” i.e., the process by which the frontier-settlers divested themselves of the “old” civilization and attained a “new” civilization in the process of adapting to a new environment, is the central theme.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2014

HIS 562 - Seminar in the History of American Diplomacy

An examination of U.S. foreign policy since 1890 incorporating different interpretive frameworks. Seminar format.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2016

HIS 563 - History of Urban America

A problem approach to the critical issues confronting twentieth century Urban America.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Summer 2015

HIS 564 - Seminar in Early Modern Europe

Introduction to the major historiographical topics in early modern European history (1400–1800). Focus is on historiographical and methodological debates.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2013

HIS 566 - History of American Radicalism

Exploration of American traditions of radical thought and action from the colonial era to the start of the 21st century. Focus is on the personalities, historical issues, and ideologies of key American radicals and radical movements.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2015

HIS 568 - Seminar in Late Modern Europe

Introduction to major historiographical topics in late modern European history (1800– present). Focus is on historiographical and methodological debates.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2014

HIS 569 - American Indian History

History of the indigenous peoples of North America (north of Mexico), from earliest times to the present day.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2013

HIS 570 - Seminar in Medieval Europe

Introduction to the major historiographical topics in medieval Europe (300–1475). Focus is on historiographical and methodological debates.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2016

HIS 571 - The Medieval Middle East

The Muslim Middle East from the time of Muhammad to the rise of the Ottomans.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2016

HIS 572 - The Modern Middle East

The Muslim Middle East from the Ottoman period through the contemporary era.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2014

HIS 573 - History of the Medieval Church

History and development of the medieval Church from Augustine through the fourteenth century.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2012

HIS 575 - Nazi Germany and the Holocaust

Explores prominent themes in the history of Nazi Germany and the Holocaust. The focus is on both teaching these themes and current historical research.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2016

HIS 576 - Stalin in Power

The aims are to familiarize students with the main social, political and cultural developments of the period under consideration; to examine the factors that contributed to the formation of the Stalinist regime; to investigate the main elements of what scholars call "Stalinism'; and, finally, to consider the major historiographical interpretations of Stalinism.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Summer 2012

HIS 578 - Early Chinese Texts

Discussion of representative texts from the Zhou, Qin, and Han dynasties with special emphasis on the intellectual history of these periods and early Chinese historiography.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2015

HIS 579 - Seminar in Southeast Asia to 1850

This seminar will explore themes in the history of the region comprising the eleven countries of contemporary Southeast Asia: Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, The Phillippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor, and Vietnam to 1850.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2016

HIS 585 - Historiography

A seminar in the philosophical and methodological problems of history. Emphasis is on methods noted European and American historians use to fulfill the task of writing history.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2013

HIS 586 - Seminar in Early Roman History

Graduate seminar field course in Early Roman history from the 8th Century BCE to the 1st Century BCE. Weekly discussion over major themes and historiographical issues in Roman Republican history from assigned readings in both primary and secondary sources.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2015

HIS 589 - Tudor–Stuart England

The establishment of a strong monarchy after the breakdown of central authority during the closing middle ages and the eventual eclipse of this monarchy by the social and political groups that came to dominate Parliment. Economic, social, and religious changes during the period that saw England become a great trading colonial power with worldwide interests.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2015

HIS 591 - Seminar in European Intellectual History

Selected topics dealing with the historical development of philosophical, theological, psychological, and political ideas in Europe, with a concentration on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. A reading knowledge of German and/or French is suggested but not required.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2014

HIS 593 - History Thesis Seminar I

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

HIS 594 - History Thesis Seminar II

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

HIS 597 - History Internship

A supervised public history internship in museum work, historic preservation, historical societies, libraries, or other history-related fields in public or private institutions.

Prerequisite(s): departmental permission and 9 hours of re lated coursework.

3 or 6 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2014

HIS 599 - Special Topics

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

HIS 600 - Independent Study

An historical investigation of a particular topic under the direction of a faculty member of the department and with the consent of the chairperson and the graduate coordinator of the department. Students should remember that the topics of regularly scheduled graduate courses are not viable for independent study proposals.

Prerequisite(s): departmental permission and 9 hours of re lated coursework.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017