History (HIST)

HIST 8010  RESEARCH DIRECTED READINGS PROJECT (1-3 credits)

Special research problems and or directed readings arranged individually with students on topics not explored in other graduate offerings. If students do not complete all the readings during the semester in which they enroll in the course, they must complete all the readings within one academic year of their enrollment.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Minimum of nine graduate hours in history completed. Permission of history Graduate Program Chair. Open only to students enrolled in the History MA program. Not open to non-degree graduate students.

HIST 8016  RELIGION IN EARLY AMERICA (3 credits)

This course examines the history and nature of religion in North America to c. 1770 with an emphasis on the British colonies. (Cross-listed with HIST 4010, RELI 4050).

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Must be a graduate student enrolled in History MA program. Not open to non-degree graduate students.

HIST 8020  GRADUATE INTERNSHIP (1-3 credits)

The graduate student is supervised by a member of the faculty in a project involving part-time employment or service with a museum, historic site, historical society or other institution. Work hours, activities, reporting requirements, and responsibilities must be specified in written agreement between employer, student, Graduate Program Chair, and/or supervising faculty member. Normally taken for 3 hours. If a hosting institution cannot commit to a supervised workload which the departmental advisor and/or Graduate Program Chair believe to be equivalent to 3 hours, course may be taken for fewer hours. In such circumstances, student may repeat course up to a total of 3 hours.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Student must be enrolled in the History MA program and have completed at least 6 hours of graduate credit. Student must have approval of Graduate Program Chair (GPC) and/or supervising faculty before enrolling. Not open to non-degree graduate students.

HIST 8030  GRADUATE HISTORICAL METHODOLOGY (3 credits)

This course will examine various historical methodologies which have been employed by historians to provide structural interpretations of the past. Although exact content may vary, examples of methodologies include the Whig Interpretation, Marxism, Structuralism, Postmodernism, and the New Social History.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Students must be enrolled in the MA program in history. Not open to non-degree graduate students.

HIST 8046  HOMESCAPES: THE MATERIAL CULTURE OF EVERYDAY LIFE IN AMERICA, 1600-1860 (3 credits)

This course examines the culture and technologies of house forms and work landscapes in North America, 1600-1860. (Cross-listed with HIST 4040).

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Graduate student in history, or permission of the graduate chair.

HIST 8056  HISTORY OF WOMEN IN AMERICA TO 1875 (3 credits)

This course examines the history of women in what is now the United States from the seventeenth century to 1875. Topics include law, work, sexuality and reproduction, slavery, cross-cultural encounters, religion, political activism, and the transformation of gender by the market and industrial revolutions. (Cross-listed with HIST 4050).

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Graduate standing. Not open to non-degree graduate students.

HIST 8066  HISTORY OF WOMEN IN AMERICA FROM 1875 - 1992 (3 credits)

This course examines the history of women in the United States from 1875 to 1992. Topics include law, work, sexuality and reproduction, immigration, civil rights, political participation and party politics, and changes to the American gender system, including family structure and employment. (Cross-listed with HIST 4060, WGST 4060, WGST 8066).

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Graduate standing. Not open to non-degree graduate students.

HIST 8126  AMERICAN SOCIAL AND INTELLECTUAL HISTORY SINCE 1865 (3 credits)

Primarily a non-political approach to American history, this course will examine significant topics in American thought and society. (Cross-listed with HIST 4120).

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Not open to non-degree graduate students.

HIST 8136  THE REVOLUTIONARY ERA, 1763-89 (3 credits)

An analysis of the imperial and internal forces which led to the revolution and an examination of the economic, social and political problems of the emerging nation. (Cross-listed with HIST 4130).

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Not open to non-degree graduate students

HIST 8146  COLONIAL AMERICAN HISTORY (3 credits)

This course provides a study of the settlement and development of North America to c. 1763 with an emphasis on the British colonies. (Cross-listed with HIST 4140).

HIST 8166  THE U.S.: EARLY NATIONAL PERIOD: 1789-1828 (3 credits)

An interpretative study of the middle period of American history. (Cross-listed with HIST 4160).

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Not open to non-degree graduate students

HIST 8176  AMERICAN FRONTIER 1800-1900 (3 credits)

The Trans-Mississippi West from the Rocky Mountain Fur Trade days to the disappearance of the frontier around 1900. (Cross-listed with HIST 4170).

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Not open to non-degree graduate students

HIST 8186  CIVIL WAR AND RECONSTRUCTION (3 credits)

A period study from 1845 to 1877. The background of the Civil War, the war years and the reshaping of the Union during reconstruction. (Cross-listed with HIST 4180).

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Not open to non-degree graduate students

HIST 8246  EMERGENCE OF MODERN AMERICA (3 credits)

A study of a transitional period in American history, this course considers the importance of industrialization, urbanization, immigration and the emergence of the United States as a significant world power. (Cross-listed with HIST 4240).

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Not open to non-degree graduate students

HIST 8276  20TH CENTURY AMERICA TO 1932 (3 credits)

A study of the history of the United States from the end of the 19th century to the election of Franklin D. Roosevelt to the presidency in 1932. (Cross-listed with HIST 4270).

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Not open to non-degree graduate students

HIST 8286  TWENTIETH CENTURY AMERICA SINCE 1932 (3 credits)

A study of the history of the United States since the election of Franklin D. Roosevelt to the presidency in 1932. (Cross-listed with HIST 4280).

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Not open to non-degree graduate students

HIST 8336  U.S. CONSTITUTIONAL HISTORY TO 1860 (3 credits)

A history of constitutional theory and practice to 1860. (Cross-listed with HIST 4340).

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Not open to non-degree graduate students

HIST 8346  U.S. CONSTITUTIONAL HISTORY SINCE 1860 (3 credits)

A history of constitutional theory and practice since 1860. (Cross-listed with HIST 4340).

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Not open to non-degree graduate students

HIST 8356  AMERICAN DIPLOMATIC HISTORY (3 credits)

A history of the foreign relations of the United States. (Cross-listed with HIST 4350).

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Not open to non-degree graduate students

HIST 8406  HISTORY OF NORTH AMERICAN INDIANS (3 credits)

A survey of traditional North American Indian cultures, their contact with transplated European peoples, and the continuing problems faced today. (Cross-listed with HIST 4400).

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Not open to non-degree graduate students

HIST 8416  HISTORY OF NEBRASKA (3 credits)

From the earliest known records to the present. (Cross-listed with HIST 4410).

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Not open to non-degree graduate students

HIST 8426  THE SIOUX TRIBE (3 credits)

A cultural and historical study of the Sioux tribes emphasizing the earliest historic period to the present. (Cross-listed with HIST 4420).

HIST 8436  AMERICAN URBAN HISTORY (3 credits)

Historical survey of urban development in the United States from the colonial period to the present, with attention to urbanization as a social process affecting the nation at large as well as cities in particular. (Cross-listed with HIST 4430).

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Not open to non-degree graduate students

HIST 8446  HISTORY OF THE SOUTH (3 credits)

Economic, social and political development of the south as a region. (Cross-listed with HIST 4440).

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Not open to non-degree graduate students

HIST 8456  NATIVE AMERICAN ENVIRONMENTALISM (3 credits)

This course studies North American tribal subsistence and natural resource use practices from the early historic period to the present, Native Americans as environmentalists, and modern tribal environmentalism. (Cross-listed with HIST 4450).

HIST 8476  AMERICAN MEDICINE AND PUBLIC HEALTH (3 credits)

Analysis of the relationship and interaction of medical thought and practice, public health problems and institutional development, and the changes in American society and culture from the 17th to the 20th century. (Cross-listed with WGST 8476, WGST 4470, HIST 4470).

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Junior.

HIST 8486  THE UNITED STATES IN THE 1960S (3 credits)

This course is a review of the economic, social, cultural, and political changes that marked the United States in the 1960s. (Cross-listed with HIST 4480).

HIST 8516  INTELLECTUAL HISTORY OF MODERN EUROPE: FRENCH REVOLUTION TO PRESENT (3 credits)

A study of enduring political, religious, economic, scientific and philosophical ideas in their historical setting. (Cross-listed with HIST 4510).

HIST 8526  INTELLECTUAL HISTORY OF MODERN EUROPE: FRENCH REVOLUTION TO PRESENT (3 credits)

A study of leading political, religious, economics, scientific and philosophical ideas in times of extraordinary social change. (Cross-listed with HIST 4520).

HIST 8536  THE AGE OF THE RENAISSANCE-REFORMATION (3 credits)

A study of the politics and economics of the 15th and 16th centuries as well as the achievements of Renaissance culture and the emergence of the Protestant churches and the Tretine Catholicism. (Cross-listed with HIST 4530).

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Not open to non-degree graduate students

HIST 8546  MEDIEVAL EUROPE (3 credits)

An examination of medieval European history with emphasis upon social and economic developments. (Cross-listed with HIST 4540).

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Not open to non-degree graduate students

HIST 8556  THE AGE OF ENLIGHTENMENT (3 credits)

A study of the politics and economics of the late-17th century and of the 18th century as well as the emergence of modern secular thought and its impact upon traditional European society. (Cross-listed with HIST 4550).

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Not open to non-degree graduate students

HIST 8566  THE FRENCH REVOLUTION AND THE NAPOLEONIC ERA, 1789-1815 (3 credits)

Particular attention is given to the development of democratic practice concurrently with the development of modern authoritarianism. (Cross-listed with HIST 4560).

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Not open to non-degree graduate students

HIST 8576  EUROPE: 1815-1890 (3 credits)

A study of reform and reaction with resulted in the Balkanization of Europe. (Cross-listed with HIST 4570).

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Not open to non-degree graduate students

HIST 8616  TUDOR AND STUART ENGLAND (3 credits)

A study of England under the Tudors when the English people solidified the monarchy and experienced a golden age, and the Stuarts continued modernization and formulated the new institutions foreshadowing those of our world today. (Cross-listed with HIST 4610).

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Not open to non-degree graduate students

HIST 8626  ENGLAND: FROM EMPIRE TO WELFARE STATE (3 credits)

A study of the change and development in Great Britain from the late 18th century to 1918. (Cross-listed with HIST 4620).

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Not open to non-degree graduate students

HIST 8646  BRITISH EMPIRE AND COMMONWEALTH (3 credits)

Britain in America, Africa, India and the Pacific. The development of a dependent empire and transformation into independent nations. (Cross-listed with HIST 4640).

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Not open to non-degree graduate students

HIST 8656  HISTORY OF MODERN IRELAND (3 credits)

A survey of Irish history from the Act of Union of 1801 through the civil rights movement of "Troubles" of Northern Ireland in the 1970s. (Cross-listed with HIST 4650).

HIST 8716  EUROPE AND AMERICA IN TWO WORLD WARS (3 credits)

A military, social and political history analyzing the causes, conduct and consequences of each war, the war time transformation of European and American society, and the emergence of the United States as a world power. (Cross-listed with HIST 4710).

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Not open to non-degree graduate students

HIST 8726  THE HOLOCAUST (3 credits)

An interdisciplinary approach in a seminar oriented format discussing various aspects of the most notorious genocide in modern times. The course will explore the history of anti-Semitism, the rise of Nazi Germany and the road to the 'final solution.' It will further explore psychological, sociological and intellectual aspects of the dark side of humanity. (Cross-listed with HIST 4720, RELI 4160, RELI 8166).

HIST 8736  ISRAEL AND PALESTINE (3 credits)

This course will outline the history of the conflict over Palestine/Israel, examine its present status, and explore its likely unfolding in the future. It seeks to provide a broad and concise understanding of the historical events which have shaped the relations between Israelis and Palestinians, as well as a keen awareness of the challenges and prospects related to their future. (Cross-listed with HIST 4730).

HIST 8746  COMPARATIVE GENOCIDE (3 credits)

This course explores genocide and its many forms throughout history. It begins by considering the varied elements and definitions of the term. Next it looks at what makes people kill before going on to examine many different genocides throughout history. Finally, the course addresses the prosecution and prevention of genocide. (Cross-listed with HIST 4740).

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Graduate student enrolled in History MA program. Not open to non-degree graduate students.

HIST 8776  EUROPE: 1890-1932 (3 credits)

A study of the conditions and forces immediately precedent to World War I, the war itself, the peace following the war and the rise of the modern dictatorships. (Cross-listed with HIST 4770).

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Not open to non-degree graduate students

HIST 8786  EUROPE: 1933 TO THE PRESENT (3 credits)

A study of the ever increasing tensions between the Facist and Communist dictatorships and the Western democracies, World War II, the resultant dislocation of power and the emergence of the balance of terror. (Cross-listed with HIST 4780).

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Not open to non-degree graduate students

HIST 8806  U.S. AND THE MIDDLE EAST (3 credits)

This course focuses on the evolution of US relations with and Foreign Policy vis-a-vis the Middle East over the last six decades. It seeks to illuminate the constant features in contrast to the changes in direction, examining the agendas of varying administrations as well as the treatment by the media of this region. It follows a chronological framework with particular emphasis on key thematic topics. While emphasizing the political dimensions of international relations, the class will also explore cultural and social aspects of the ties between the US and the peoples of the Middle East. (Cross-listed with HIST 4800).

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Not open to non-degree graduate students

HIST 8826  MESOPOTAMIA AND PRE-ISLAMIC PERSIA (3 credits)

Examination of the Ancient Near East from the emergence of its earliest civilizations--Sumer, Akkad and Babylonia--through the Bronze and Iron Ages, concluding with Persia in the Common Era (CE) just before the rise of Islam. (Cross-listed with HIST 4820).

HIST 8846  ALEXANDER THE GREAT AND THE MACEDONIAN ORIGIN (3 credits)

Examination of the conquests of Alexander the Great, as well as controversies in Alexander studies. Includes discussion of both the Macedonian culture that produced him and the career of his father, Philip II. (Cross-listed with HIST 4840).

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Graduate standing

HIST 8916  TOPICS IN HISTORY (3 credits)

A course on selected topics offered on a one-time or occasional basis. Course may be repeated as long as the topic is different each time. Cross listed with WGST 4910/ WGST 8916 when topics are appropriate to Women's and Gender Studies. (Cross-listed with HIST 4910).

HIST 8990  THESIS (1-6 credits)

Thesis research project written under supervision of an adviser.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Completion of twenty-four hours of history graduate work. Approval of Graduate Program Chair. Not open to non-degree graduate students.

HIST 9100  SEMINAR IN HISTORY (3 credits)

This seminar guides advanced graduate students through critical readings and practices in historical research or historiography. Topics will vary and course can be repeated under different topics.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Open only to History MA students who have completed HIST 3930 or equivalent. Non-History MA students may be admitted after consultation with History GPC and instructor. Not open to non-degree graduate students.

HIST 9200  COLLOQUIUM (3 credits)

The colloquium guides advanced graduate students through the historiography of a specific subject. Topics will vary and course can be repeated under different topics. Open only to students enrolled in MA program in history unless permission granted by History Department Graduate Program Chair.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Open only to History MA students who have completed HIST 2980, HIST 3930 or equivalent. Non-History MA students may be admitted after consultation with History GPC and instructor. Not open to non-degree graduate students.