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The curriculum in History at Auburn endeavors to teach students both knowledge of the past and skills in the research and communication of that knowledge. As such, the Bachelor of Arts in History can serve as a sound foundation for graduates to pursue a number of career options. Auburn graduates in History have gone on to a diverse range of careers that include public history and archives, historic preservation, secondary education, public administration, law, military service, politics, and a range of business careers. While some students go on to teach history in schools and a small number pursue graduate education in history, most graduates are spread through career paths representing the broad possibilities that come with a well-developed ability to ask clear questions, research the information and sources necessary to construct an answer, write factually and persuasively, and think historically.

Students should check with their academic advisor to declare a History major.

Once they are admitted to the BA in History, students must meet these requirements:

  • All History majors should take HIST 3800. Historian’s Craft as early as possible in their academic program after completing core history. Students must complete the course before enrolling in History courses above the 3000 level.
  • Students must earn a grade of C or higher in HIST 3800 before taking HIST 4950 Senior Thesis.
  • All students must complete a course at the 2000 level or above that is focused on a non-European, non-American topic.
  • To graduate, students must earn a minimum 2.0 GPA overall and in the History major.

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Courses

HIST 1010 WORLD HISTORY I (3) LEC. 3. History Core. Survey of world history from early humanity to the late 18th century.

HIST 1017 HONORS WORLD HISTORY I (3) LEC. 3. Pr. Honors College. History Core. A survey of world history from early humanity to the late 18th century.

HIST 1020 WORLD HISTORY II (3) LEC. 3. History Core. Survey of world history since the Industrial Revolution.

HIST 1027 HONORS WORLD HISTORY II (3) LEC. 3. Pr. Honors College. History Core. Survey of world history since the Industrial Revolution.

HIST 1210 TECHNOLOGY AND CIVILIZATION I (3) LEC. 3. History Core. Survey of the role of technology in history from prehistoric times to the beginning of the Industrial Revolution.

HIST 1217 HONORS TECHNOLOGY AND CIVILIZATION I (3) LEC. 3. Pr. Honors College. History Core. Survey of the role of technology in history from prehistoric times to the beginning of the Industrial Revolution.

HIST 1220 TECHNOLOGY AND CIVILIZATION II (3) LEC. 3. History Core. Survey of the role of technology from the Industrial Revolution to the present day.

HIST 1227 HONORS TECHNOLOGY AND CIVILIZATION II (3) LEC. 3. Pr. Honors College. History Core. Survey of the role of technology from the Industrial Revolution to the present day.

HIST 2010 SURVEY OF UNITED STATES HISTORY TO 1877 (3) LEC. 3. Social, political, and economic development of the United States from earliest occupation through Reconstruction.

HIST 2017 HONORS SURVEY OF UNITED STATES HISTORY TO 1877 (3) LEC. 3. Pr. Honors College. Social, political, and economic development of the United States from earliest occupation through Reconstruction.

HIST 2020 SURVEY OF UNITED STATES HISTORY SINCE 1877 (3) LEC. 3. Social, political, and economic development of the United States from the end of Reconstruction to the present.

HIST 2070 SURVEY OF EUROPEAN HISTORY FROM THE RENAISSANCE TO 1789 (3) LEC. 3. Survey of European history from the first outbreak of the bubonic plague to the eve of the French Revolution.

HIST 2080 SURVEY OF EUROPEAN HISTORY FROM 1789 PRESENT (3) LEC. 3. European history from the French Revolution to the present.

HIST 2100 SURVEY OF LATIN AMERICAN HISTORY (3) LEC. 3. Latin American history from its Amerindian beginnings to the present.

HIST 2110 SURVEY OF ASIAN HISTORY (3) LEC. 3. Asian history from prehistoric times to the present.

HIST 2120 SURVEY OF MODERN AFRICAN HISTORY (3) LEC. 3. Modern African history, from the end of the slave trade to the rise of nationalism and independence.

HIST 2130 SURVEY OF MIDDLE EASTERN HISTORY (3) LEC. 3. Introduction to the history and culture of the Middle East.

HIST 3000 HISTORY OF SOUTHEASTERN INDIANS (3) LEC. 3. History of the southeastern Indians from pre-contact to removal, including native culture, cultural change, trade, imperial rivalries, and wars.

HIST 3010 HISTORY OF ALABAMA (3) LEC. 3. Broad study of Alabama history since its European settlement.

HIST 3020 HISTORY OF WOMEN IN THE UNITED STATES (3) LEC. 3. History of women in America from colonial period to the present; explores differences of region, race, and class.

HIST 3030 AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY (3) LEC. 3. History of African Americans from African origins to the modern era, focusing on enslavement, emancipation and the struggle for equal rights.

HIST 3040 AMERICAN RELIGIOUS HISTORY (3) LEC. 3. Religious ideas and institutions from the colonial period to the present, including how religion has intersected with political and social history.

HIST 3050 HISTORY OF POLITICAL PARTIES IN THE UNITED STATES (3) LEC. 3. Political parties and party systems from the Constitution to the present, including party organization, campaign techniques and presidential leadership.

HIST 3060 ISSUES IN AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY (3) LEC. 3. Issues and personalities in African-American history. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

HIST 3070 HISTORY OF UNITED STATES AIR POWER (3) LEC. 3. Development of air and spacecraft as weapons of war including doctrines, technology, major leaders and great events of air power.

HIST 3080 THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT (3) LEC. 3. History of the civil rights movement and its place in the broader African-American struggle for freedom. Social, political, and cultural history, with geographic and chronological focus on the United States South in the post-World War II period.

HIST 3090 HISTORY OF APPALACHIA (3) LEC. 3. Survey of the history of the Appalachian region from before European contact to the present.

HIST 3300 GRECO-ROMAN CIVILIZATION (3) LEC. 3. Classical civilizations of the Greeks and Romans as well as the Egyptian and Persian civilizations that influenced them.

HIST 3310 EUROPE IN THE MIDDLE AGES (3) LEC. 3. Survey of the thousand years that has been called the birth of Europe.

HIST 3320 HISTORY OF IRELAND (3) LEC. 3. History of Ireland from its beginnings to the present, including discussion of the present.

HIST 3330 ISSUES IN THE HISTORY OF GERMANY AND CENTRAL EUROPE (3) LEC. 3. Variable topics in the history of Germans, Slavs, and other Central Europeans from the Era of Enlightened Absolutism through the fall of the Berlin Wall. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

HIST 3340 HISTORY OF MODERN FRANCE (3) LEC. 3. Political, social and cultural history of France since the French Revolution.

HIST 3350 SURVEY OF RUSSIAN HISTORY (3) LEC. 3. Russian history from the earliest development of a state in the area of Kiev down to the present Russian Federation.

HIST 3360 CONTEMPORARY RUSSIA SINCE WORLD WAR II (3) LEC. 3. Developments in contemporary Russia since World War II.

HIST 3370 EUROPEAN IMAGINATION (3) LEC. 3. Examination of European domination of the globe through an investigation of how and why Europeans have imagined their civilization to be superior.

HIST 3500 HISTORY OF AVIATION (3) LEC. 3. History of aviation from the beginnings of human flight to the present.

HIST 3510 HISTORY OF SPACE TRAVEL (3) LEC. 3. Historical origins of the space age and United States space policy, including patterns that define the present and constrain the future of humans and machines.

HIST 3520 SCIENTIFIC REVOLUTIONS (3) LEC. 3. History of science, focusing on the concept of scientific revolutions in their social and intellectual context.

HIST 3530 SCIENCE FICTION AS INTELLECTUAL HISTORY (3) LEC. 3. Interaction between science, technology, and other aspects of modern culture as dramatized in classic and contemporary works of science fiction.

HIST 3540 ISSUES IN TECHNOLOGY AND CULTURE (3) LEC. 3. Issues such as the automobile, environment, industrialization, and popular culture relating to the role technology plays in society and culture. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

HIST 3550 AMERICAN ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY (3) LEC. 3. Environmental history of the United States from colonial era to present.

HIST 3560 TECHNOLOGY AND GENDER HISTORY (3) LEC. 3. Exploration of the relationship between gender and technology in comparative cultural, social, and historical perspectives from 18th century to present.

HIST 3570 THE AUTOMOBILE IN HISTORY (3) LEC. 3. Global history of the automobile, including technological developments as well as role of the automobile in culture.

HIST 3600 ISSUES IN WOMEN'S AND GENDER HISTORY (3) LEC. 3. Topics in the history of women and gender. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

HIST 3610 PRIVATE LIVES AND PUBLIC PLACES (3) LEC. 3. Examination of the shifting boundaries between the public and private in history including topics such as work, family, sexuality, and the state. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

HIST 3620 LANDSCAPE AND CULTURE (3) LEC. 3. Social and cultural history of architecture and built-space in Europe and/or the United States.

HIST 3630 HISTORY OF MEXICO (3) LEC. 3. History of Mexico in the 19th and 20th centuries.

HIST 3640 WORLD MILITARY HISTORY (3) LEC. 3. Economic, social, political, and technological roots of the ways of war employed by different civilizations throughout the ages.

HIST 3650 20TH-CENTURY WORLD WARS (3) LEC. 3. Causes, conduct, and consequences of World Wars I and II.

HIST 3660 WORLD NAVAL HISTORY (3) LEC. 3. Naval history from its origins in ancient times to the present, including the evolution of strategy and tactics, and the influences of, foreign policy and technological change.

HIST 3670 CONTEMPORARY HISTORY (3) LEC. 3. Examination of developments in the contemporary world to provide historical background on developments in selected areas or nations across the globe.

HIST 3800 HISTORIAN'S CRAFT (3) LEC. 3. Historical research methods and an introduction to historiography. For history majors only.

HIST 3920 HISTORY INTERNSHIP (3) LEC. 3. Pr., Departmental approval. Supervised on-the-job experience at archives, historical museums, historic preservation authorities, historical editing projects, and similar historical agencies.

HIST 3930 DIRECTED STUDIES (1-3) IND. Pr., Departmental approval and; 3.0 overall GPA. Individual reading or research projects in a specific area of history. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 3 credit hours.

HIST 3970 SPECIAL TOPICS (3) LEC. 3. Topics vary. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

HIST 4950 SENIOR THESIS: HISTORICAL RESEARCH AND WRITING (3) LEC. 3. Pr. HIST 3800. with minimum grade of "C." Writing an original paper based on research in primary source materials.

HIST 4967 HONORS SPECIAL PROBLEMS (3) LEC. 3. Pr. Honors College. Secondary literature on specialized topics in history.

HIST 4997 HONORS THESIS (3) LEC. 3. Pr. Honors College. Writing an original paper based on research in primary materials.

HIST 5000 AMERICAN COLONIAL HISTORY (3) LEC. 3. Pr. HIST 3800 or Departmental approval. Students not majoring in history must obtain a waiver from the department. Development of the North American colonies from European settlement to 1763.

HIST 5010 AMERICAN REVOLUTION AND EARLY NATION: 1763-1800 (3) LEC. 3. Pr. HIST 3800 or Departmental approval. Students not majoring in history must obtain a waiver from the department. Revolutionary era and the foundations of the United States, including the struggle with England, Declaration of Independence, Revolutionary War, Confederation, Constitution, and Federalist-Republican conflicts.

HIST 5020 EARLY AMERICAN REPUBLIC: 1800-1850 (3) LEC. 3. Pr. HIST 3800 or Departmental approval. Students not majoring in history must obtain a waiver from the department. Development of the early nation, including the influences of Thomas War of 1812, Jacksonian democracy, Indian removal, Old South and slavery, westward movement, and political party conflicts.

HIST 5030 SOUTH TO 1877 (3) LEC. 3. Pr. HIST 3800 or Departmental approval. Students not majoring in history must obtain a waiver from the department. Development of the Old South, from southeastern Indians and European contact through Reconstruction, including slavery, white social classes, women, and politics.

HIST 5040 CIVIL WAR ERA: 1850-1877 (3) LEC. 3. Pr. HIST 3800 or Departmental approval. Students not majoring in history must obtain a waiver from the department. Sectional conflict, Civil War, and Reconstruction including sectional differences, political crises, secession, Civil War campaigns, emancipation, and presidential and congressional Reconstruction.

HIST 5050 THE SOUTH SINCE 1877 (3) LEC. 3. Pr. HIST 3800 or Departmental approval. Students not majoring in history must obtain a waiver from the department. Examination of the South since 1877, with emphasis on social, economic, cultural, political, and ideological developments.

HIST 5060 MAKING MODERN AMERICA: 1877-1929 (3) LEC. 3. Pr. HIST 3800 or Departmental approval. Students not majoring in history must obtain a waiver from the department. Development of the American economy, rise of big business, agrarian and labor protests, immigration, race relations, role of women, and role of government.

HIST 5070 MODERN UNITED STATES HISTORY: 1929 TO THE PRESENT (3) LEC. 3. Pr. HIST 3800 or Departmental approval. Students not majoring in history must obtain a waiver from the department. United States history since 1929 with particular emphasis on the economy, changing role of government, America's role in world affairs and social changes.

HIST 5080 20TH CENTURY UNITED STATES DIPLOMACY (3) LEC. 3. Pr. HIST 3080 or Departmental approval. Students not majoring in history must obtain a waiver from the department. Examination of United States diplomatic history since the Spanish-American War.

HIST 5300 EARLY MODERN EUROPE: 1348-1715 (3) LEC. 3. Pr. HIST 3800 or Departmental approval. Students not majoring in history must obtain a waiver from the department. Major topics in European history 1348-1715, including religious and cultural change and the relationship between state and society.

HIST 5310 ENLIGHTENMENT AND REVOLUTIONARY EUROPE: 1715-1815 (3) LEC. 3. Pr. HIST 3800 or Departmental approval. Students not majoring in history must obtain a waiver from the department. Culture, society, and politics of the 18th century; origins and consequences of the French Revolution; examination of the Napoleonic period.

HIST 5320 19TH CENTURY EUROPE: 1815-1918 (3) LEC. 3. Pr. HIST 3800. Departmental approvalStudents not majoring in history must obtain a waiver from the department. Cultural, economic, and social developments as well as the politics and international relations of the major European states.

HIST 5330 20TH CENTURY EUROPE (3) LEC. 3. Pr. HIST 3800 or Departmental approval. Students not majoring in history must obtain a waiver from the department. History of Europe from the outbreak of World War I to the end of the Cold War.

HIST 5340 EUROPEAN CULTURAL AND INTELLECTUAL HISTORY (3) LEC. 3. Pr. HIST 3800 or Departmental approval. Students not majoring in history must obtain a waiver from the department. Development of European culture and the interactions of culture, ideas, and social institutions from the early Enlightenment to the present.

HIST 5350 REVOLUTIONARY RUSSIA: 1861-1939 (3) LEC. 3. Pr. HIST 3800 or Departmental approval. Students not majoring in history must obtain a waiver from the department. Analysis of the revolutions of 1917, beginning with emancipation of serfs and ending with purges of the 1930's.

HIST 5360 MEDIEVAL BRITISH HISTORY (3) LEC. 3. Pr. HIST 3800 or Departmental approval. Students not majoring in history must obtain a waiver from the department. British history from the Roman period to the Tudor dynasty.

HIST 5370 EARLY MODERN BRITISH HISTORY (3) LEC. 3. Pr. HIST 3800 or Departmental approval. Students not majoring in history must obtain a waiver from the department. British history from 1485 to the early 18th century.

HIST 5380 MODERN BRITISH HISTORY (3) LEC. 3. Pr. HIST 3800 or Departmental approval. Students not majoring in history must obtain a waiver from the department. British history from the political unification of England and Scotland to the present.

HIST 5500 THE GREAT TRANSFORMATION: THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION (3) LEC. 3. Pr. HIST 3800 or Departmental approval. Students not majoring in history must obtain a waiver from the department. The Industrial Revolution of 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, with a major focus on England and the United States and some discussion of Europe and Asia.

HIST 5580 THE HISTORY OF FLIGHT (3) LEC. 3. Pr. HIST 3800 or Departmental approval. Students not majoring in history must obtain a waiver from the department. History of flight in political, economic, social, and cultural perspective.

HIST 5600 MODERN EAST ASIA (3) LEC. 3. Pr. HIST 3800 or Departmental approval. Students not majoring in history must obtain a waiver from the department. Examination and analysis of the political, social, economic, and intellectual changes in China and Japan from 1800-2000.

HIST 5610 COLONIAL LATIN AMERICA (3) LEC. 3. Pr. HIST 3800 or Departmental approval. Students not majoring in history must obtain a waiver from the department. European expansion into the western hemisphere from its Iberian background through the fall of the Spanish and Portuguese empires in the 19th century.

HIST 5620 MODERN LATIN AMERICA (3) LEC. 3. Pr. HIST 3800 or Departmental approval. Students not majoring in history must obtain a waiver from the department. History of Latin America in the 19th and 20th centuries, using a thematic approach arranged chronologically.

HIST 5640 ISLAM IN MODERN WORLD HISTORY (3) LEC. 3. Pr. HIST 3800 or Departmental approval. Students not majoring in history must obtain a waiver from the department. Study of adaptation of Islamic social and political theory to modern society and the modern state.

HIST 5650 HISTORY OF MODERN SOUTH ASIA (3) LEC. 3. Pr. HIST 3800 or Departmental approval. Students not majoring in history must obtain a waiver from the department. Development of the Indo-Islamic culture, the British rule of India, and the creation of Muslim Pakistan and secular India. Attention to role of individuals and events in history of nation-building.

HIST 5660 HISTORY OF MODERN CHINA: 1800-PRESENT (3) LEC. 3. Pr. HIST 3800 or Departmental approval. Students not majoring in history must obtain a waiver from the department. Examination and analysis of the political, social, economic, and intellectual changes in China from 1800-2000.

HIST 5670 HISTORY OF MODERN JAPAN: 1800-PRESENT (3) LEC. 3. Pr. HIST 3800 or Departmental approval. Students not majoring in history must obtain a waiver from the department. Examination and analysis of the political, social, economic, and intellectual changes in Japan from 1800-2000.

HIST 5680 AFRICA FROM 1800 TO PRESENT (3) LEC. 3. Pr. HIST 3800. Students not majoring in history must obtain a waiver from the department. Topics include state formation, ending of Atlantic slave trade and African slave trade and slavery, rise and fall of colonial rule, and current problems facing independent countries.

HIST 5710 FUNDAMENTALS OF ARCHIVAL THEORY AND PRACTICE (3) LEC. 3. Pr. HIST 3800 or Departmental approval. Students not majoring in history must obtain a waiver from the department. Fundamentals of archival theory and practice; the relationship between archives and records management; and the role of records and archives in society.

HIST 5810 FUNDAMENTALS OF PUBLIC HISTORY (3) LEC. 3. Pr. HIST 3800 or Departmental approval. Students not majoring in history must obtain a waiver from the department. Overview of the public history field in its diverse venues and manifestations; ways in which historians engage various publics. Projects assigned to help students understand and experience how public historians carry out their work and responsibilities.

HIST 5820 HISTORIC PRESERVATION AND CULTURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (3) LEC. 3. Pr. HIST 3800 or Departmental approval. Students not majoring in history must obtain a waiver from the department. Overview of historic preservation and cultural resource management in the United States and beyond. Considers modern preservation in terms of individuals, societies, and cultures and their relationships to the built environment and cultural landscape.

HIST 5970 SPECIAL TOPICS IN HISTORY (3) LEC. 3. Pr. HIST 3800 or Departmental approval. Students not majoring in the history must obtain a waiver from the department. Topics vary. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

HIST 6000 AMERICAN COLONIAL HISTORY (3) LEC. 3. Development of the North American colonies from European settlement to 1763.

HIST 6010 AMERICAN REVOLUTION AND EARLY NATION: 1763-1800 (3) LEC. 3. Revolutionary era and the foundations of the United States, including struggle with England, Declaration of Independence, Revolutionary War, Confederation, Constitution, and Federalist-Republican conflicts.

HIST 6020 EARLY AMERICAN REPUBLIC: 1800-1850 (3) LEC. 3. Development of the early nation, including the influences of Thomas Jefferson, War of 1812, Jacksonian democracy, Indian removal, Old South and slavery, westward movement, and political party conflict.

HIST 6030 SOUTH TO 1877 (3) LEC. 3. Development of the Old South, from southeastern Indians and European contact through Reconstruction, including slavery, white social classes, women, and politics.

HIST 6040 CIVIL WAR ERA: 1850-1877 (3) LEC. 3. Sectional conflict, Civil War, and Reconstruction, including sectional differences, political crises, secession, Civil War campaigns, emancipation, and presidential and congressional Reconstruction.

HIST 6050 THE SOUTH SINCE 1877 (3) LEC. 3. Examination of the South since 1877, with emphasis on social, economic, cultural, political, and ideological developments.

HIST 6060 MAKING MODERN AMERICA: 1877-1929 (3) LEC. 3. Development of the American economy, rise of big business, agrarian and labor protest, immigration, race relations, role of women, and role of government.

HIST 6070 MODERN UNITED STATES HISTORY: 1929 PRESENT (3) LEC. 3. United States history since 1929, with particular emphasis on the economy, changing role of government, America's role in world affairs, and social changes.

HIST 6080 20TH CENTURY UNITED STATES DIPLOMACY (3) LEC. 3. Examination of United States diplomatic history since the Spanish-American War.

HIST 6300 EARLY MODERN EUROPE: 1348-1715 (3) LEC. 3. Major topics in European history 1348-1715, including religious and cultural change and the relationship between state and society.

HIST 6310 ENLIGHTENMENT AND REVOLUTIONARY EUROPE: 1715-1815 (3) LEC. 3. Culture, society, and politics of the 18th century; origins and consequences of the French Revolution; examination of the Napoleonic period.

HIST 6320 19TH CENTURY EUROPE: 1815-1918 (3) LEC. 3. Cultural, economic, and social developments as well as the politics and international relations of the major European states between 1815-1918.

HIST 6330 20TH CENTURY EUROPE (3) LEC. 3. History of Europe from the outbreak of World War I to the end of the Cold War.

HIST 6340 EUROPEAN CULTURAL AND INTELLECTUAL HISTORY (3) LEC. 3. Development of European culture and the interactions of culture, ideas, and social institutions from the early Enlightenment to the present.

HIST 6350 REVOLUTIONARY RUSSIA: 1861-1939 (3) LEC. 3. Analysis of the revolutions of 1917, beginning with emancipation of serfs and ending with purges of the 1930s.

HIST 6360 MEDIEVAL BRITISH HISTORY (3) LEC. 3. British history from the Roman period to the Tudor dynasty.

HIST 6370 EARLY MODERN BRITISH HISTORY (3) LEC. 3. British history from 1485 to the early 18th century.

HIST 6380 MODERN BRITISH HISTORY (3) LEC. 3. British history from the political unification of England and Scotland to the present.

HIST 6500 THE GREAT TRANSFORMATION: THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION (3) LEC. 3. The Industrial Revolution of 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries with a major focus on England and the United States and some discussion of Europe and Asia.

HIST 6580 TOPICS IN THE HISTORY OF FLIGHT (3) LEC. 3. The history of flight in political, economic, social, and cultural perspective.

HIST 6600 MODERN EAST ASIA (3) LEC. 3. Examination and analysis of the political, social, economic, and intellectual changes in China and Japan from 1800-2000.

HIST 6610 COLONIAL LATIN AMERICA (3) LEC. 3. European expansion into the western hemisphere from its Iberian background through 19th century, fall of the Spanish and Portuguese empires.

HIST 6620 MODERN LATIN AMERICA (3) LEC. 3. History of Latin America in 19th and 20th centuries using a thematic approach arranged chronologically.

HIST 6640 ISLAM IN MODERN WORLD HISTORY (3) LEC. 3. Study of adaptation of Islamic social and political theory to modern society and the modern state.

HIST 6650 HISTORY OF MODERN SOUTH ASIA, 1750-PRESENT (3) LEC. 3. Development of the Indo-Islamic culture, the British rule of India, and the creation of Muslim Pakistan and secular India. Attention to role of individuals and events in history of nation-building.

HIST 6660 HISTORY OF MODERN CHINA: 1800-PRESENT (3) LEC. 3. Examination and analysis of the political, social, economic and intellectual changes in China from 1800-2000.

HIST 6670 HISTORY OF MODERN JAPAN: 1800-PRESENT (3) LEC. 3. Examination and analysis of the political, social, economic, and intellectual changes in Japan from 1800-2000.

HIST 6680 AFRICA FROM 1800 TO PRESENT (3) LEC. 3. Topics include state formation, ending of Atlantic slave trade and African slave trade and slavery, rise and fall of colonial rule, and current problems facing independent countries.

HIST 6710 FUNDAMENTALS OF ARCHIVAL THEORY AND PRACTICE (3) LEC. 3. Fundamentals of archival theory and practice; the relationship between archives and records management; and the role of records and archives in society.

HIST 6810 FUNDAMENTALS OF PUBLIC HISTORY (3) LEC. 3. Overview of the public history field in its diverse venues and manifestations; ways in which historians engage various publics. Projects assigned to help students understand and experience how public historians carry out their work and responsibilities.

HIST 6820 HISTORIC PRESERVATION AND CULTURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (3) LEC. 3. Overview of historic preservation and cultural resource management in the United States and beyond. Considers modern preservation in terms of individuals, societies, and cultures and their relationships to the built environment and cultural landscape.

HIST 6970 SPECIAL TOPICS IN HISTORY (3) LEC. 3. Topics vary. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

HIST 7100 INTRODUCTORY SEMINAR IN AMERICAN HISTORIOGRAPHY (3) SEM. 3. Major historiographical trends in general American history and in particular sub-fields.

HIST 7110 SEMINAR IN AMERICAN COLONIAL HISTORY (3) SEM. 3. Development of the British North American colonies, including discussions concerning Indians, English background, exploration, settlement, rebellions, religion, slavery, imperial rivalries, and women.

HIST 7120 SEMINAR IN AMERICAN REVOLUTION AND EARLY NATION (3) SEM. 3. Birth of the American nation and its re-birth under the Constitution.

HIST 7130 SEMINAR IN EARLY AMERICAN REPUBLIC (3) SEM. 3. Issues in the Early Republic, including political transformations, sectional conflict, women and gender roles, industrialization, and reform movements.

HIST 7140 SEMINAR IN OLD SOUTH (3) SEM. 3. History of the Old South, including discussions of colonial settlement, slavery, political transformations, sectional conflict, women and gender roles, and religion.

HIST 7150 SEMINAR IN CIVIL WAR ERA (3) SEM. 3. Sectional conflict, Civil War, and Reconstruction, including political, military and social development.

HIST 7160 SEMINAR IN NEW SOUTH (3) SEM. 3. The South in United States history since 1877.

HIST 7170 SEMINAR IN UNITED STATES PROGRESSIVE ERA (3) SEM. 3. In-depth history of the United States between 1877-1929.

HIST 7180 SEMINAR IN MODERN UNITED STATES HISTORY (3) LEC. 3. Broad introduction to United States history since 1929.

HIST 7190 SEMINAR IN AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY (3) SEM. 3. Analysis of the major historiographical works on the social, political, and economic history of African Americans.

HIST 7200 SEMINAR IN UNITED STATES WOMEN'S HISTORY (3) SEM. 3. Change and continuity in the lives of American women.

HIST 7210 SEMINAR IN AMERICAN RELIGIOUS HISTORY (3) SEM. 3. Role of religion in American history; recent writing on religion; and sociological and anthropological theories of religion.

HIST 7220 DEVELOPMENT IN CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT (3) LEC. 3. In-depth study of the civil rights movement, with emphasis on the United States South in the post-World War II period. Major topics, basic literature, and historiographical debates examined.

HIST 7400 INTRODUCTORY SEMINAR IN EUROPEAN HISTORIOGRAPHY (3) SEM. 3. Major topics and historiographical debates in European history from the Early Modern period to the 20th century.

HIST 7410 SEMINAR IN EARLY MODERN EUROPE (3) SEM. 3. Topics in the history of continental Europe, 1348-1715, including religious and cultural change and the relationship between state and society.

HIST 7420 SEMINAR IN POPULAR CULTURE IN EARLY MODERN EUROPE (3) SEM. 3. Major themes in the popular culture of Early Modern Europe, 1450-1800.

HIST 7430 SEMINAR IN RUSSIAN SOCIETY IN REVOLUTION (3) SEM. 3. Examination of the literature, concepts, and history of the transformation of Russian society between 1861 and 1939.

HIST 7440 SEMINAR IN MODERN EUROPEAN CULTURAL POLITICS (3) SEM. 3. Traditional and revisionist approaches to the study of the political uses of culture in 19th and 20th century Europe.

HIST 7450 SEMINAR IN THE FRENCH REVOLUTION (3) SEM. 3. Historiography in the French Revolution's origins and legacy.

HIST 7460 SEMINAR IN EARLY MODERN BRITAIN (3) SEM. 3. Main themes and events of British history between 1603 and the 1760s.

HIST 7470 SEMINAR IN EUROPEAN INTERNATIONAL HISTORY (3) SEM. 3. Relations among the European powers 1870-1945.

HIST 7510 INTRODUCTORY SEMINAR IN HISTORIOGRAPHY OF TECHNOLOGY (3) SEM. 3. Problems and issues in the history of technology; reviews important, literature.

HIST 7520 SEMINAR IN POLITICS AND TECHNOLOGY IN THE SPACE AGE (3) SEM. 3. Political and technological context of the space age.

HIST 7530 SEMINAR IN SOUTHERN INDUSTRIALIZATION (3) SEM. 3. Significant scholarly works and primary sources dealing with the history of industrialization and technology in the American South.

HIST 7540 SEMINAR IN AEROSPACE HISTORY (3) SEM. 3. Central problems, issues, and literature in aerospace history.

HIST 7550 SEMINAR IN SCIENCE AND SOCIETY (3) SEM. 3. Exploration of the interactions between science and politics in the 20th century.

HIST 7560 SEMINAR IN THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION (3) SEM. 3. Central questions and historiography relating to the Industrial Revolution.

HIST 7570 TECHNOLOGY IN SOCIAL AND CULTURAL HISTORY (3) SEM. 3. Literature in the history of technology from a social and cultural perspective.

HIST 7630 SEMINAR IN LATIN AMERICAN HISTORY (3) SEM. 3. Research tools, major issues, and sources in Latin American history.

HIST 7690 SEMINAR IN MODERN WORLD HISTORY (3) SEM. 3. Examination of world historiography and theory, with topical readings on comparative themes such as imperialism and colonialism, catch-up industrialization, decolonization, the Atlantic world, gender systems, religious diasporas, trade, and exploration.

HIST 7700 SEMINAR IN HISTORICAL METHODS (3) SEM. 3. Methodology and theory of historical research. Preparation of a significant original research paper.

HIST 7710 GRADUATE RESEARCH AND WRITING SEMINAR (3) SEM. 3. Pr. HIST 7700. A writing-intensive course designed to sharpen graduate students' research and writing skills.

HIST 7720 SEMINAR IN ARCHIVAL THEORY AND PRACTICE (3) SEM. 3. Pr. HIST 5710 or HIST 6710. Development of archival theory in the major functional areas of archival practice, including appraisal, acquisition, description, preservation, reference and access, outreach, and advocacy.

HIST 7730 SEMINAR IN THE HISTORY OF RECORDS AND ARCHIVES (3) SEM. 3. Pr. HIST 5710 or HIST 6710. Origins, organization, and development of records, record keeping systems, and archival institutions in Europe and North America.

HIST 7740 MANAGEMENT OF ARCHIVES AND RELATED ORGANIZATIONS (3) SEM. 3. Pr. HIST 5710 or HIST 6710. Theory and practice of management in archives, libraries, museums, special collections and related organizations.

HIST 7750 ADVANCED APPRAISAL OF ARCHIVAL MATERIALS (3) SEM. 3. Pr. HIST 5710 or HIST 6710. Only graduate students in History, or Archival Studies or Public History Graduate Certificate programs. Theory and practice in the selection and appraisal of materials in archives, libraries, museums, special collections and related organizations.

HIST 7760 DEVELOPING DIGITAL ARCHIVES (3) SEM. 3. Pr. HIST 5710 or HIST 6710. Only graduate students in History or Archival Studies Certificate program. Theory and practice of developing digital collections in archives, libraries, museums, special collections and related organizations.

HIST 7770 ISSUES IN ARCHIVAL STUDIES (3) SEM. 3. Pr. HIST 5710 or HIST 6710. Special topics in archival studies offered in conjunction with member institutions of the Archival Education Collaborative. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 9 credit hours.

HIST 7800 RESEARCH SEMINAR IN UNITED STATES HISTORY TO 1865 (3) SEM. 3. Research and writing of an original paper based on primary sources. Paper should be of publishable or near publishable quality. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

HIST 7810 RESEARCH SEMINAR IN UNITED STATES HISTORY SINCE 1865 (3) SEM. 3. Research and writing of an original paper based on primary sources. Paper should be of publishable or near publishable quality. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

HIST 7820 RESEARCH SEMINAR IN EARLY MODERN EUROPEAN HISTORY (3) SEM. 3. Research and writing of an original paper based on primary sources. Paper should be of publishable or near-publishable quality. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

HIST 7830 RESEARCH SEMINAR IN MODERN EUROPEAN HISTORY (3) SEM. 3. Research and writing of an original paper based on primary sources. Paper should be of publishable or near-publishable quality. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

HIST 7840 RESEARCH SEMINAR IN HISTORY OF TECHNOLOGY (3) SEM. 3. Research and writing of an original paper based on primary sources. Paper that should be of publishable or near-publishable quality. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

HIST 7850 RESEARCH SEMINAR IN LATIN AMERICAN HISTORY (3) SEM. 3. Research and writing of an original paper based on primary sources, Paper should be of publishable or near-publishable quality. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

HIST 7910 PUBLIC HISTORY INTERNSHIP (3) PRA. 3. Pr. HIST 6810 and P/C HIST 7700. Application of principles of public history practice within a functioning venue or site under supervision of public historian; final written report required. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

HIST 7920 ARCHIVAL INTERNSHIP (1-6) INT. Pr. HIST 6710 or Departmental approval. Application of the principles of archival practice within the context of a functioning archival repository under the supervision of professional archivists. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

HIST 7970 SPECIAL TOPICS IN HISTORY (3) LEC. 3. Topics vary. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 9 credit hours.

HIST 7990 RESEARCH AND THESIS (1-10) MST. Research and writing of the MA thesis. Course may be repeated with change in topic.

HIST 8000 READING COURSE IN AMERICAN HISTORY TO 1877 (3) PRL. 3. Pr., Departmental approval. Selected topics in American history to 1877. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

HIST 8010 READING COURSE IN AMERICAN HISTORY SINCE 1877 (3) PRL. 3. Pr., Departmental approval. Selected topics in American history since 1877 Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

HIST 8300 READING COURSE IN EUROPEAN HISTORY TO 1815 (3) PRL. 3. Pr., Departmental approval. Selected topics in European history to 1815. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

HIST 8310 READING COURSE IN EUROPEAN HISTORY SINCE 1815 (3) PRL. 3. Pr., Departmental approval. Selected topics in European history since 1815. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

HIST 8500 READING COURSE IN THE HISTORY OF TECHNOLOGY (3) PRL. 3. Pr., Departmental approval. Selected topics in the history of technology. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

HIST 8600 READING COURSE IN LATIN AMERICAN HISTORY (3) PRL. 3. Pr., Departmental approval. Selected topics in Latin American history. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

HIST 8610 READING COURSE IN WORLD HISTORY (3) LEC. 3. Pr., Departmental approval. Directed readings in modern world history, focusing on one or two geographic areas or themes.

HIST 8700 HISTORIOGRAPHY AND THEORY OF HISTORY (3) SEM. 3. Exploration of the nature of history by tracing changing conceptions of historical thought and practice from their origins to the present.

HIST 8710 INTRODUCTION TO THE TEACHING OF HISTORY (1) SEM. 1. SU. Introduction to some of the challenges involved in teaching history at the college level.

HIST 8990 RESEARCH AND DISSERTATION (1-10) DSR. Research and writing of the PhD dissertation. Course may be repeated with change in topics.

History

  • BECKWITH, GUY V., Associate Professor
  • BIAN, MORRIS L., Associate Professor and Chair
  • BOHANAN, DONNA J., Joseph A. Kicklighter Professor
  • BRAUND, KATHRYN, Holifield Professor
  • BROOKS, JENNIFER E., Associate Professor
  • CARTER, DAVID C., Associate Professor
  • ESSAH, PATIENCE, Associate Professor
  • FERGUSON, CHRISTOPHER J., Assistant Professor
  • GIUSTINO, CATHLEEN M., Mary Bernice Mills Carter Professor
  • GRIMSLEY, REAGAN L., Assistant Professor
  • HANSEN, JAMES R., Professor
  • ISRAEL, CHARLES A., Associate Dean and Associate Professor
  • JORTNER, ADAM, Assistant Professor
  • KENNINGTON, KELLY M., Assistant Professor
  • KICKLIGHTER, JOSEPH A., Professor
  • KINGSTON, RALPH F., Associate Professor
  • KOZUH, MICHAEL G., Associate Professor
  • LAKWETE, ANGELA, Associate Professor
  • LESLIE, GRACE V., Assistant Professor
  • LUCSKO, DAVID N., Assistant Professor
  • MALCZYCKI, W. MATT, Assistant Professor
  • MCLEAN, EDEN KNUDSEN, Assistant Professor
  • MEYER, ALAN D., Assistant Professor
  • MISHRA, RUPALI R., Assistant Professor
  • NOE, KENNETH W, Draughon and Alumni Professor
  • SHEFTALL, MARK D., Assistant Professor
  • SIPPIAL, TIFFANY A., Associate Professor