History (HlST)

 

121 Development of World Civilization I (3 - Fall, Spring, & Summer) Traces forms of civilization from ancient beginnings through the 17th century. Especially recommended for freshmen.

122 Development of World Civilization II (3 - Fall, Spring, & Summer) Traces forms of civilization from beginning of 18th century to the present. Especially recommended for freshmen.

121H-122H Development of World Civilization (3, 3 - Fall, Spring) Open to students who have demonstrated superior academic ability. Consent of department required. (Same as HIST 121-122 but for honors credit and may not be taken in addition to HIST 121-122).

200 Introduction to International Studies (3 - Fall) An interdisciplinary course to introduce students to the important large scale issues and conditions which are active in the contemporary world. Included are global perspectives dealing with cultural, ecological, economic, geographical, political and social issues.

201 History of the United States I (3 - Fall, Spring, & Summer) A study of the main currents and developments in American life from colonial times to 1877.

202 History of the United States II (3 - Fall, Spring, & Summer) A study of the main currents and developments in American life from 1877 to the present.

301 History and Historians (2 - Fall) An introduction to key historical concepts and skills, including the nature and fields of history; the techniques of historical research and writing; and the philosophies of history. Should be taken as soon as possible after the major is declared. May not be taken after HIST 499. Required for history and secondary history majors. Offered every fall.

302 (502) Introduction to Public History (3 - Fall) Explores the various opportunities for work as a public historian and addresses the current issues and debates in the field. Students will learn about the major functions of public history work. May be followed by a semester internship in public history.

303 (503) Women in American History (3 - Spring, Odd Numbered Years) Explores the lives of American women through the prism of class, race, and ethnicity--in relationship to each other, to their families, to their work at home and in the public sphere, and to their influence on American society and culture. Beginning with the European settlement of North America and continuing until the present, women's history will be woven into a presentation of the American past.

310 American Military History (3 - Spring) American military history from the American Revolution to the present. Evaluation of significant battles from the viewpoints of the participants, their resources, decision-making techniques, and the nine principles of war. Discussion of all of America's wars. Emphasis on the Civil War, World War I, World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. (Same as MILS 310)

331 History of Tennessee (3 - Fall) Tennessee history from the view of the culture of the Indian tribes living in this area through early European settlement, the Revolutionary War in Tennessee, and the organization of Tennessee as a state. Social and economic life on the frontier, the culture of the pre-Civil War South, the Civil War and Reconstruction periods in Tennessee, and from the Progressive era to the present.

334 Frontier History: The Atlantic to the Mississippi (3 - Fall, Odd Numbered Years) The settlement of the eastern half of the American continent to 1850, the significance of land in the development of the colonies and the American nation, development of frontier institutions, and Indian-white contacts. Considerable attention given to agricultural developments.

335 Frontier History: The Mississippi to the Pacific (3 - Spring, Even Numbered Years) The settlement and economic development west of the Mississippi River from the Spanish entry through the agricultural unrest of the 1890's. Fur traders, settlement of Texas, Oregon, and California, the Mormon migration, the Mexican War, Forty-niners and other miners, Indians, cattlemen, the Farmer's Frontier, and the Agricultural Revolution.

340 (540) The Age of Enlightenment and Revolution, 1715-1815 (3 - Fall, Odd Numbered Years) A study of 18th century European political, social, economic and intellectual history, including the French enlightenment and its influence on Europe and America. Set against the background of military and diplomatic developments of global war, the course will examine the causes of the French Revolution and Napoleonic era.

341 (541) Restoration, Revolution and Colonialism, 1815-1914 (3 - Every Year) A study of the Industrial Revolution, the Congress System, the Revolutions of 1848, Bismarckian diplomacy,and balance of power politics. Topics include an examination of artistic and intellectual transformations, the rise of ideologies, including Liberalism, Nationalism, Socialism and Marxism, the impact of imperialism, and the causes of World War I.

342 (542) From War to War, 1914-1945 (3 - Fall, Even Numbered Years) A study of the course of World War I, the origins and course of World War II, with a focus on balance of power politics and the nature of total war. Topics include the impact of the Russian Revolution of 1917, Stalinism, Nazism, Fascism, the decline of Western Democracies, the ordeal of total war, the internationalization of diplomacy, and the creation of modern mass welfare societies.

343 (543) Contemporary Europe, 1945 to Present (3 - Spring, Odd Numbered Years) A study of the major political, economic, diplomatic, social, and cultural developments in western and eastern Europe since 1945. Special attention is given to the European dimension of the Cold War, the demise of communism, the reshaping of the European geography since the fall of the Berlin Wall, and the future of the European Union.

401 Independent Study in American History (3 - Fall & Spring) Directed reading or research under supervision of a staff member. By arrangement only. Prereq: 24 hours of history with a 3.00 average (in history), 2.50 average (overall), and departmental approval.

402 Independent Study in European or Asian History (3) Directed reading or research under supervision of a staff member. By arrangement only. Prereq: 24 hours of history with a 3.00 average (in history), 2.50 average (overall), and departmental approval.

403-404 (603-604) Social and Cultural History of the United States (3, 3 - Fall, Odd Numbered Years) Based on an analysis of gender, race, class, and ethnicity, this course examines American society "from the bottom up," looking at such issues as the environment, health and demography, religious values, industrialization, cities and suburbia, courtship, social movements, popular culture, and everyday life. 1600 to 1860 (403). 1860 to Present (404).

414-415 (614-615) History of England (3, 3 - Fall, Even Numbered Years) A survey of English history from the Norman Conquest to the present. 414: From 1066 to 1714. 415: From 1714 to the present.

422 (622) Modern Germany, 1815 to the Present (3 - Fall, Even Numbered Years) Focuses on the forces leading to the unification of Germany, the age of Bismarck, the rise and fall of the Third Reich. Concludes with a postscript on East and West Germany during the Cold War and the reunification of Germany.

431 (631) From Infant to World Power: American Diplomacy, 1776-1900 (3 - Fall, Odd Numbered Years) The American Revolution, the Louisiana Purchase, the War of 1812, the Monroe Doctrine, expansionism during the 1840's and 1850's, the Far East, Civil War diplomacy, the purchase of Alaska, Pan Americanism, the new manifest destiny, war with Spain, and various other topics.

432 (632) World Power and Leadership Responsibilities: American Diplomacy, 1900 to the Present (3 - Spring, Even Numbered Years) America's response to its position as a world power. Latin America and the Caribbean (Panama Canal Zone, etc.), Far Eastern interests, World War I, the interwar period (Manchurian Crisis, the Good Neighbor Policy, etc.), the causes of World War II, World War II diplomacy, and the Cold War years (the Korean War, Cuba, Vietnam, etc.).

434 (634) African-American History I (3 - Fall, Odd Numbered Years) This course covers the background and origin of the slave trade in Africa, the mid-passage, the nature of the slave trade in the Americas, the Africans in America both as freemen and slaves, movements to end slavery and slave resistance efforts, and the role of blacks in the Civil War.

435 (635) African-American History II (3 - Spring, Even Numbered Years) This course covers the African-Americans from the Reconstruction period to the present time. Topics included are the ending of slavery, the economic and political transition following it, the emerging debate over the role of the African-American in American life, the struggle for political and legal equality, and the social and cultural development of African-Americans in the twentieth century.

447 (647) History of Russia (3 - Fall, Odd Numbered Years) A survey of Russian history from the origins of Slavic history to 1917, including Kievan Rus', the conversion of Eastern Slavs to Christianity, the Mongol Conquest and Yoke, the Rise of Muscovy, Ivan the Great, Ivan the Terrible, the Time of Troubles, Peter the Great, the Conquest of Siberia, Catherine the Great, Russian and Enlightenment influences, the War of 1812, the Crimean War, the Great Reforms, the Russian economy in the Nineteenth Century, Russian literary monuments, the revolutionary movement, and the growing threat of World War I.

448 (648) Russia Since 1917 (3 - Spring, Even Numbered Years) A study of the Soviet Union and Post-Soviet Russia from the origins of the revolutions of 1917 to the present. Examines the ideologies and personalities that have shaped political life as a backdrop to analyze Soviet society and culture, Stalin's reign of terror, the economic failure of Communism, Soviet foreign policy, the nationalities' problems and the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991.

450 (650) Public History Internship (3-6 - Fall & Spring) Full-time apprenticeship with a public or private historical agency or institution of local, regional, or national significance. May be taken at any time of the year and may be paid. Prereq: HIST 302, 3.0 GPA in the major. Not limited to History majors.

461 (661) The Colonial Period and the Revolution (3 - Fall, Odd Numbered Years) A study of the origins and development of the American colonies, with special attention given to those that formed the "original thirteen states." Social, cultural, and religious differences and developments as well as political and military events. An examination of the causes and events that brought about the rupture of the ties to England and the military and diplomatic history of the Revolutionary War.

462 (662) The Constitution and the Rise of the Federation (3 - Spring, Even Numbered Years) A study of the problems for the Confederation after the drafting of the peace with England and an examination of the solutions found, or attempted, in the Constitutional Convention. The nature of the union formed by the ratification process, and the subsequent changes in that union during the Federal Period. Review of the attempts to form a distinctly American culture.

467 (667) Travel-Study [Selected Topics] (1-3 - Spring) A course designed as an educational travel experience in American History and Culture within the United States under the supervision of a university instructor. May be taught as an organized study-tour or as an independent travel and study project. Topics, prerequisites, and course requirements announced in advance. May be offered on a pass/fail basis. Students may repeat course (with different topics). Not regularly offered. Requires instructor's approval.

468 (668) Travel-Study [Selected Topics] (1-3 - Spring) A course designed as an educational travel experience in international history and culture in foreign countries under the supervision of a University instructor. May be taught as an organized study-tour or as an independent travel and study project. Topics, prerequisites, and course requirements announced in advance. May be offered on a pass/fail basis. Students may repeat course with different topics. Not regularly offered. Requires instructor's approval.

480 (680) Topics in U.S. History: [Topic Title] (3 - Irregular) Classes in one or more of the following areas: (a) interdisciplinary approaches to historical periods, and (b) specialized topics suitable for indepth study. May be repeated for credit (with different topic). Only six hours of undergraduate topics courses (480 or 490) can be counted toward the major or minor. Not regularly offered.

481 (681) China and Japan to 1800 (3 - Fall, Odd Numbered Years) A survey of the traditional civilizations in China, Japan, and Korea. Emphasis on their development, interactions, divergencies, and the early impact of the Western presence in East Asia.

482 (682) China and Japan, 1800 to the Present (3 - Fall, Odd Numbered Years & Spring, Even Numbered Years) An inquiry into the transformation of traditional China and Japan to the modern world, including the end of isolation and the impact of imperialism and modernization, an examination of the rise, fall, and recovery of Japan, the misfortunes of Chinese republicanism and the Nationalist Party, and the triumph of Communism in China.

485 The Changing World Order (3 - Spring) A capstone course in the International Studies major. Designed to help students show their understanding and evaluation of contemporary world issues and reflect on their achievements and goals in the major. Students will have readings, presentations and a major paper.

487-488 Undergraduate Participation in Historical Research and Writing (2, 2 - Irregular) A joint historical project undertaken by student and instructor on a topic of mutual interest which demonstrates and employs the historical method and aims to produce a contribution to the profession. By arrangement only. Prereq: Open to history majors with junior or senior standing, minimum history grade of 3.00, and departmental approval.

490 (690) Topics in Non U.S. History: [Topic Title] (3 - Irregular) Classes in one or more of the following areas: (a) interdisciplinary approaches to historical periods, (b) specialized topics suitable for indepth study, and (c) comparative history. May be repeated for credit (with different topic). Only six hours of undergraduate topics courses (480 or 490) can be counted toward the major or minor. Not regularly offered.

491 (691) The Old South (3 - Fall, Even Numbered Years) A study of the political, social, and economic development of the southern states from settlement by Europeans to the end of the Civil War. Emphasis upon the rise of the Cotton Kingdom and the causes of Secession.

492 (692) The South Since 1865 (3 - Spring, Odd Numbered Years) A study of the South both as a distinct region and as an area reestablishing itself in American life after the Civil War. The unique problems adjusting to defeat, the revolution in the labor system, and race relations, as well as the Populist challenge, industrialization, the plight of tenant farmers, the decline of cotton, and the integration struggle.

494 (694) The Jacksonian Era, 1815-1850 (3 - Fall, Even Numbered Years) A critical inquiry into the period from James Madison through James K. Polk. Emphasis on the rise of nationalism politics, the acquisition of Florida, the Jacksonian presidency, the acquisition of Texas and Oregon, the Mexican War, the slavery controversy, sectionalism, and other causes of the Civil War.

495 (695) The Civil War and Reconstruction, 1850-1877 (3 - Spring, Odd Numbered Years) A critical inquiry into the inflammatory politics of the 1850's, the many causes of the Civil War, the course, conduct and significance of the American Civil War and its aftermath. Special emphasis on the military campaigns, emancipation, activity behind the lines, wartime diplomacy, and reconstructing the nation.

496 (696) Recent History of the U.S., 1900-1945 (3 - Fall, Even Numbered Years) A study of the forces and personalities that shaped American history through Progressivism, WWI, an Age of Excess, depression and government response, and WWII.

497 (697) Recent History of the U.S., 1945 to the Present (3 - Spring, Odd Numbered Years) An assessment of the important activities and changes in American life brought on in large part by WWII and the subsequent competition between the U.S. and the Soviet Union.

499 Senior Seminar (1 - Fall & Spring) A capstone experience for History majors and Secondary History Education majors to review and integrate their academic coursework, strengthen their understanding of historical methodology, and relate their academic preparation to their post-graduation goals. Prereq: HIST 301.

701 Graduate Independent Study in American History (3 - Irregular) Directed reading or research under supervision of a faculty member to meet the needs of public school teachers of social studies. Significant reading and writing required. Topics, prerequisites, and course requirements announced in advance.

702 Graduate Independent Study in European or Asian History (3 - Irregular) Directed reading or research under supervision of a faculty member to meet the needs of public school teachers of social studies. Significant reading and writing required. Topics, prerequisites, and course requirements announced in advance.

770 Advanced Topics in History [Selected Topics] (3 - Irregular) A course designed to provide instruction in specialization areas of history useful to public school teachers of social studies. Significant reading and writing required. Topics, prerequisites, and course requirements announced in advance. Course may be repeated twice for credit toward the M.S. in Education with a major in teaching history. Not regularly offered.
 



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