Graduate Courses

HST 500. Historiography and Methodology (3) Introduction to problems of historical research through examination of major historical works and current techniques of research, evaluation of sources, development of bibliography, and quantitative historical methods including the role of the computer in historical research. This course is open only to graduate students.

 HST 518. (440) Seminar: U.S. Social History (3) Intensive study of selected topics in U.S. social history. Examples of topics: African–Americans, immigrants, social movements, education, work and leisure, sexuality. May be repeated under a different subtitle. May not be applied toward fulfillment of graduate seminar requirement.

HST 520. U.S. Colloquium (3) Readings and discussion of bibliographies, interpretations, and research trends on a theme offered in American history. This course is open only to graduate students. May be repeated one time for credit.

 HST 522. U.S. Seminar (3) Research in the bibliography of specialized topics and use of primary sources to write an original research paper on an aspect of American history. This course is open only to graduate students. May be repeated under a different subtitle.

HST 524. Major Interpretations in American History (3) A historiographic survey of influential interpretations of American history as they relate to specific topics and periods. This course is open only to graduate students.

HST 525. (442) Seminar: U.S. Economic History (3) Intensive study of significant themes or events in U.S. economic history from the colonial period to the present. Examples of topics: economy of Colonial America, 19th–century labor movements, economy of the Ante-bellum South, agricultural history. May be repeated under a different subtitle. May not be applied toward fulfillment of graduate seminar requirement.

 HST 526. (444) Seminar: U.S. Political History (3) Intensive study of selected facets of political theory, behavior, movements, and institutions, and how political power has been used to influence the development of society. Examples of topics: New Deal politics, third–party movements, U.S. Constitution. May be repeated under a different subtitle. May not be applied toward fulfillment of graduate seminar requirement.

 HST 527. (446) Seminar: U.S. Diplomatic History (3) Intensive examination of fundamental principles, assumptions, and objectives in the conduct of U.S. foreign policy, and of how Americans have viewed their place in the international order at various moments in their history. Examples of topics: the diplomacy of World War II, the Cold War, arms control and disarmament. May be repeated under a different subtitle. May not be applied toward fulfillment of graduate seminar requirement.

 HST 528. (448) Seminar: U.S. National Security History (3) Intensive examination of major themes and events in the evolution of U.S. national security and defense policy, the uses of national power, and the role of military affairs from the colonial period to the present. Examples of topics: the Vietnam War, the use of air power, U.S. imperialism. May be repeated under a different subtitle. May not be applied toward fulfillment of graduate seminar requirement.

 HST 529. (450) Seminar: U.S. Intellectual History (3) Intensive examination of the role of ideas in American history. Examples of topics: radicalism, the Enlightenment, myth in American history, and ideas about democracy, ethnicity, equality, religion, gender. May be repeated under a different subtitle. May not be applied toward fulfillment of graduate seminar requirement.

 HST 531. (454) Seminar: U.S. Regional History (3) Intensive examination of the economic, social, and political history of a specific region of the United States. May be repeated under a different subtitle. May not be applied toward fulfillment of graduate seminar requirement.

 HST 533. (456) Seminar: U.S. Environmental History (3) Prerequisite: HST 201-202, 290 or consent of the instructor. Intensive study of selected topics in U.S. environmental history. Examples of topics: nature and culture, the cult of the wilderness, conservation and preservation, resources and regions, gender and nature, the environmental movement. May be repeated under a different subtitle. May not be applied toward fulfillment of graduate seminar requirement.

HST 540. European Colloquium (3) Readings and discussion of major research

trends and schools of interpretation in selected themes in European history. This course is open only to graduate students. May be repeated one time for credit.

 Russian Orthodox PriestHST 542. European Seminar (3) Research in the bibliography of specialized topics and use of primary sources to write an original research paper on an aspect of European history.  This course is open only to graduate students. May be repeated under a different subtitle.

HST 548. (408) Seminar: Medieval Europe (3) Research–oriented exploration of major themes and issues in history of Medieval Europe (500–1500). May not be applied toward fulfillment of graduate seminar requirement.

 HST 552. (412) Seminar: Renaissance and Reformation Europe (3) Research–oriented exploration of major themes and issues in the history of Renaissance and Reformation Europe (1350–1618). May not be applied toward fulfillment of graduate seminar requirement.

 HST 554. (414) Seminar: Early Modern Europe (3) Research–oriented exploration of major themes and issues in the history of Early Modern Europe (1618–1789). May not be applied toward fulfillment of graduate seminar requirement.

 HST 556. (416) Seminar: Nineteenth–Century Europe (3) Research–oriented exploration of major themes and issues in the history of Europe from the French1 Revolution to the First World War. May not be applied toward fulfillment of graduate seminar requirement.

 HST 558. (418) Seminar: Twentieth–Century Europe (3) Research–oriented exploration of major themes and issues in the history of Europe since 1914. May not be applied toward fulfillment of graduate seminar requirement.

 HST 560. Global Colloquium (3) Readings and discussion of bibliographies, interpretations, and research trends on a theme or period in global history. This course is open only to graduate students. May be repeated one time for credit.

 HST 562. Global Seminar (3)  Research in the bibliography of specialized topics and use of primary sources to write an original research paper on an aspect of global history.  This course is open only to graduate students. May be repeated under aPainting of Bubonic Plague victims

different subtitle.

 HST 564. Modernization and Revolution in the Non–Western World (3) Examination of industrialization, imperialism, nationalism, and other forces that have revolutionized traditional society in the Non–Western world. This course is open only to graduate students.

HST 570. (470) Introduction to Public History (3) A research seminar that acquaints students with the various sectors of applied history (government and public policy, archives and information management, cultural resources management, media and research organizations) and with the research methodologies unique to the field. Field trips, guest speakers, and a sponsored research project provide practical experiences for participants.

 HST 573. Public History Seminar (3) Research in the bibliography of specialized topics and use of primary sources to write an original research paper or complete an original interpretative project on an aspect of public history.  This course is open only to graduate students.  May be repeated under a different subtitle.

 HST 577. (477) Historic Preservation in the U.S. This applied research class provides an overview of the history, theory, and practices of historic preservation. It addresses the history of the built American environment and how scholars analyze buildings and landscapes as historical evidence. Students visit historic structures and conduct both fieldwork and archival research.

 HST 580. (480) Topics in Public History (3) Intensive study of selected themes in public history. Examples of topics: history and memory, interpretation of landscape, interpretation of material culture, and business history. May be repeated under a different subtitle.

 HST 581. (481) Topics in African History (3) Intensive study of a selected theme in African history. Examples of topics: slavery, the slave trade and its abolition, pre–colonial Africa, colonial and post–colonial Africa, oral history in Africa. May be repeated under a different subtitle.

 HST 583. (483) Topics in Middle Eastern History (3) Intensive study of a selected theme in Middle Eastern history. Examples of topics: early Islamic conquests, the Ottoman Empire, the Arab–Israeli conflict. May be repeated under a different subtitle.

 HST 585. (485) Topics in Latin American History (3) Intensive study of a selected theme in Latin American history. Examples of topics: pre–Columbian civilizations. May be repeated under a different subtitle.

HST 586. (496) Topics in the History of Science and Technology (3) Intensive study of a selected theme in the History of Science and Technology. Examples of topics include: "Positivism," "Occult Studies and the Renaissance," "The Second Industrial Revolution." May be repeated under a different subtitle.

  HST 587. (487) Topics in Global History (3) Intensive study of a selected theme in global history. Examples of topics: colonialism, imperialism, industrialization, slavery, revolutionary movements. May be repeated under a different subtitle.

 HST 590. Comparative Historical Studies (3) Comparison of developments in different eras or places in order to determine unique or common historical themes.  This course is open only to graduate students.  May be repeated one time for credit.

 HST 591. Directed Independent Study (1-6) May take up to six credit hours; see the graduate history coordinator for details.

 HST 593. Problems in History (3) Investigation of selected problems in European, American, and non-Western History through discussions, development of bibliographies, or research papers.  This course is open only to graduate students.  May be repeated one time for credit.

 HST 595. (495) Special Topics in History (3) Research-oriented exploration of a special topic not regularly covered in other courses. May not be applied toward fulfillment of graduate seminar requirement.

HST 596. Seminar: Topics in History (3) Advanced research on specialized topics using, where possible, primary sources. This course is open only to graduate students. May be repeated one time for credit.

 HST 597. (497) Topics in Asian History (3) Intensive study of selected themes and events in Asian history not regularly covered in other courses. Examples of topics include: Chinese Revolutions, Meiji Japan, Gandhian thought, and nationalist movements. May be repeated under a different subtitle.

 HST 598. Internship in Public History (3) Prerequisite: HST 570 and permission of the instructor. Supervised practical experience with a historical agency or other client resulting in a finished product of historical research and interpretation acceptable to client and thesis committee. The final product must meet standards of professional historical scholarship, including analysis, context and scholarly apparatus.

HST 599. Thesis (1-6) This course is open only to graduate students.

 


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