History Degree Plans and Courses

Degree Plans

Bachelor of Arts in History

Bachelor of Arts in History with Teacher Certification

Bachelor of Arts in History with Teacher Certification (Social Studies Component)

Plans of Study

Bachelor of Arts in History - Four Year Academic Map

History Course Rotation - History Course Rotations for 2019-2020

History Courses for 2019-2020

HIST 1301. US History to 1865. 3(3-0)

Incorporating many perspectives, this course examines pre-Columbian societies, colonial America, the American Revolution, the early Republic, westward expansion, and the Civil War, among other topics. Prerequisite: TSI Reading and Writing.

HIST 1302. US History from 1865. 3(3-0)

Incorporating many perspectives, this course examines Reconstruction, the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, World War I, the Great Depression, World War II, post-war America, and other topics. Prerequisite: TSI Reading and Writing.

HIST 2301. Texas History. 3(3-0)

Spanish background, Anglo-American settlement, the Revolution and Republic and statehood; economic, cultural and political development. Prerequisite: HIST 1301, HIST 1302.

HIST 2310. Writing History. 3(3-0)

An overview of writing for the historical profession, including proper citation style.

HIST 2312. Native American History. 3(3-0)

Survey of Native American history in North America, from prehistoric times to the present. (Formerly 3312) Prerequisite: TSI Reading and Writing.

HIST 2313. Islamic World I. 3(3-0).

Examination of the history of the Islamic World from its origins in the 7th century CE to 1500 CE> (Formerly 3313) Prerequisite: TSI Reading and Writing.

HIST 2314. Islamic World II. 3(3-0)

Examination of the history of the Islamic World from 1500 CE to the present. (Formerly 3314) Prerequisite: TSI Reading and Writing.

HIST 2321. World Civilizations I. 3(3-0)

Survey of the social, political, economic, cultural, religious, and intellectual history of the world from the emergence of human cultures through the 15th century. The course examines major cultural regions of the world in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Oceania and their global interactions over time. Themes include the emergence of early societies, the rise of civilizations, the development of political and legal systems, religion and philosophy, economic systems and trans-regional networks of exchange. The course emphasizes the development, interaction and impact of global exchange. Prerequisite: TSI Reading and Writing.

HIST 2322. World Civilizations II. 3(3-0)

Survey of the social, political, economic, cultural, religious, and intellectual history of the world from the 15ht century to the present. The course examines major cultural regions of the world in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Oceania and their global interactions over time. Themes include maritime exploration and transoceanic empires, nation/state formation and industrialization, imperialism, global conflicts and resolutions, and global economic integration. This course emphasizes the development, interaction and impact of global exchange. Prerequisite: TSI Reading and Writing.

HIST 2348. Mexican American History, 1848 to present. 3(3-0)

Examination of the experience of Mexican Americans since the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo to the present day. (Formerly 3348). Prerequisite: TSI Reading and Writing.

HIST 2351. Latin American I: Colonial Era. 3(3-0)

Historical background of early Latin America from pre-Colonial times to the 19th century. (Formerly 4351) Prerequisite: TSI Reading and Writing.

HIST 2352. Latin America II: Modern Era. 3(3-0)

Historical background of contemporary Latin America. (Formerly 4352). Prerequisite: TSI Reading and Writing.

HIST 2358. Asian History. 3(3-0)

An introduction to political, social, cultural and economic Asian history from antiquity to the present. Emphasis on the study not only of important Asian leaders, cultures and societies, but also of the various religions and philosophies which originated in Asia. (Formerly 4358). Prerequisite: TSI Reading and Writing.

HIST 2361. African American History. 3(3-0)

A survey of the African American experience from the colonial period to the post-civil rights era. (Formerly 4361). Prerequisite: TSI Reading and Writing.

HIST 3101. Jaguar Tracks III: History. 1(1-0)

Development course for upper-level History majors. Prerequisite: UNIV 2101 or 60 or more earned academic semester credit hours.

HIST 3301. Introduction to Historical Analysis. 3(3-0)

Survey of historiographical literature in selected subject areas; overview of the paradigms and approaches that guide research into and writing about the past. Prerequisites: HIST 1301 and HIST 1302

HIST 3311. History of the Spanish Borderlands. 3(3-0)

Examination of the history of the Spanish empire in the present-day parts of the United States. Prerequisites: HIST 1301 and HIST 1302.

HIST 3312. Europe in the Middle Ages. 3(3-0)

Political, economic and cultural developments in Europe from the fall of the Roman Empire to the Renaissance. Formerly 4312. Prerequisites: HIST 2321 or HIST 2322.

HIST 3315. Early Modern Europe to 1815. 3(3-0)

Political, economic, and cultural developments in Europe including the Renaissance, Reformation, and Enlightenment periods. Formerly 4315. Prerequisite: HIST 2321 or HIST 2322.

HIST 3316. Europe 1815-1914. 3(3-0)

Political, social and economic developments in Europe from the Congress of Vienna to the outbreak of World War I with emphasis on the rise of liberalism, nationalism and imperialism. Formerly 4316. Prerequisite: HIST 2321 or HIST 2322.

HIST 3318. Europe since 1914. 3(3-0)

Political, social and economic developments in Europe from World War I to the present. Formerly 4318. Prerequisite: HIST 2321 or HIST 2322.

HIST 3330. Colonial America. 3(3-0)

English colonization, Anglo-Indian relations, the emergence of slavery, Puritanism, ending with the French & Indian War. Formerly 4330. Prerequisite: HIST 1301 and HIST 1302.

HIST 3331. American Revolution and Early Republic, 1763-1850. 3(3-0)

American rebellion, the Revolution, the Confederation period, the Constitution, the Federalist, Jeffersonian, and Jacksonian eras, ending with the Mexican American War and the Compromise of 1850. Formerly 4331. Prerequisite: HIST 1301 and HIST 1302.

HIST 3334. The Civil War and Reconstruction. 3(3-0)

Secession, formation of the Confederacy, military campaigns and Reconstruction. Formerly 4334. Prerequisite: HIST 1301 and HIST 1302.

HIST 3336. America's Rise to World Power, 1920-1945. 3(3-0)

The 1920s, the Great Depression, and World War II. Formerly 4336. Prerequisite: HIST 1301 and HIST 1302.

HIST 3338. United States Since 1945. 3(3-0)

Post-war abundance, the Cold War, social and cultural changes, the Vietnam era and the post-Nixon years. Formerly 4338. Prerequisite: HIST 1301 and HIST 1302.

HIST 3356. Mexico. 3(3-0)

Political, economic and social history of Mexico from pre-Columbian times to the present. Emphasis on the last century. Formerly 4356. Prerequisite: HIST 1301 and HIST 1302.

HIST 4101. Jaguar Tracks IV: History. 1(1-0)

Capstone development course for upper-level History majors. Prerequisite: UNIV 3101 or HIST 3101 or 90 or more earned academic semester credit hours.

HIST 4301. Methods of Historical Research. 3(3-0)

Procedures and methods of historical research. Introduction to types of historical data, the analysis of sources, the use of computer techniques in historical research and the methods of historical writing. Prerequisite: HIST 3301

HIST 4311. Crusading in Medieval Europe. 3(3-0)

This is a social and cultural history of medieval Europe during the time of the crusades. Prerequisites: HIST 1301, HIST 1302, HIST 2321, and HIST 2322.

HIST 4313. Heretics and Witches. 3(3-0)

This course introduces students to heresy and witchcraft in medieval and early modern Europe. Prerequisites: HIST 1301, HIST 1302, HIST 2321, and HIST 2322.

HIST 4317. Nazi Germany. 3(3-0)

Origins, history, and development of the National Socialist German Worker's Party in the period between 1920 and 1945. Prerequisite: HIST 1301 and 1302.

HIST 4319. The Holocaust. 3(3-0)

Origins, history, and course of the National Socialist effort to annihilate the Jews of Europe. Prerequisite: HIST 1301 and HIST 1302.

HIST 4340. U.S. Social and Cultural History. 3(3-0)

The development of American society and culture with emphasis on religious trends, ethnic groups and the family. Prerequisite: HIST 1301 and HIST 1302.

HIST 4342. U.S. Foreign Policy. 3(3-0)

American foreign relations from the Revolution to the present with emphasis on the 20th century. Prerequisite: HIST 1301 and HIST 1302.

HIST 4347. The American West. 3(3-0)

An examination of the history of the American West from pre-contact to the present. Prerequisites: HIST 1301 and HIST 1302.

HIST 4335. Gilded Age and Progressive Era, 1877-1920. 3(3-0)

Industrial revolution, labor-business struggles, rise of Jim Crow, urbanization, immigration, Populism, Progressivism, World War One. Formerly 4335. Prerequisite: HIST 1301 and HIST 1302.

HIST 4360. Women in History. 3(3-0)

Investigation of the social, economic and political position of women from the Renaissance to contemporary America and a comparison of the ideal expounded by different historical epochs with woman's actual role in each society. Prerequisite: HIST 1301 and HIST 1302.

HIST 4363. War and Society. 3(3-0)

The social, economic, political, and technological impact of warfare in world history. Prerequisite: HIST 2321 and HIST 2322.

HIST 4366. Childhood in America. 3(3-0)

A survey of the history of children, childhood, and youth in the US and global context. Examines the historical experiences of children and youth, as well as changing ideas about childhood and adolescence, across historical periods. Prerequisites: HIST 1301 and HIST 1302.

HIST 4364. Women and Gender in Latin America. 3(3-0)

Intensive seminar on the history of women in Latin America from pre-Columbian times to the present, exploring their role in various societies and challenges to notions of ideal womanhood during conquest, settlement, independence, and nation-state formation.

HIST 4370. Crucial Topics in History. 3(3-0)

Intensive seminar on a specialized topic in history, culminating in the production of a significant research paper. May be repeated once for credit as the topic changes. Prerequisite: HIST 2321 and HIST 2322.

HIST 4398. History Internship. 3(3-0)

Supervised professional experience in a museum, archive, public history site, or other community setting. Student may repeat this class for a maximum of 6 semester credit hours. Prerequisite: Approval of History faculty.