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HIST 1301   (3-3-0)   U.S. History to 1865

A survey of the discovery and settlement of the thirteen colonies, the American Revolution, the founding of the Republic and the evolution of representative government, the causes of secession, and the Civil War. Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer, Online.
Prerequisite: None.

HIST 1302   (3-3-0)   U.S. History Since 1865

A survey of U.S. History from the reconstruction after the Civil War, the settlement of the West, the industrial and progressive movements, through the emergence of the United States as a world power to the present. Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer, Online.
Prerequisite: None.

HIST 2301   (3-3-0)   World Civilization I

A study of the development of world civilization from the origin of man and the earliest known cultures through the Renaissance and the age of exploration and discovery. Fall, Spring, Summer, Online.
Prerequisite: None.

HIST 2302   (3-3-0)   World Civilization II

A study of the development of world civilization from the Protestant Reformation era, through the Age of Enlightenment up to twentieth century thought and the modern technological revolution. Fall, Spring, Summer, Online.

HIST 3303   (3-0-0)   Internship in History (S-L)

A supervised field placement with an historical institution. This course provides the student with an opportunity to gain practical experience in the field of history in addition to earning credit. Placement may be in an academic, institutional, or community environment (such as a museum, historical society, etc.), and is arranged in cooperation with the professor. This course contains a field-based service-learning component. Fall, Spring, Summer.
Prerequisite: 6 hrs. upper level HIST; instructor approval.

HIST 3305   (3-3-0)   Historiography and Historical Methods

A study of “the history of historical writing” – including the meaning and interpretation of history and the movements and schools of historical thought. Also included will be an introduction to the “doing” of history including the methods, techniques, and skills of a historian. Special attention is given to the issues involved in a Christian approach to the discipline of history. Spring.
Prerequisite: 12 hours History.

HIST 3308   (3-3-0)   British History to 1603

A study of Britain from the Roman conquest to 1603 and the end of the Tudor Period, with emphasis on the English Reformation and the origins of colonization in the Americas. Fall, even-numbered years.
Prerequisite: 6 hours in history.

HIST 3309   (3-3-0)   British History Since 1603

A study of the accession of the Stuarts to the present, with emphasis placed on constitutional, political, and religious developments. Special emphasis will be placed on the Puritan Revolution and the Glorious Revolution. Spring, odd-numbered years.
Prerequisite: 6 hours in history.

HIST 3312   (3-3-0)   History of Modern Europe to 1815

A study of the evolution of Modern Europe with special emphasis given to the Renaissance and Reformation and the political and intellectual developments of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, including the French Revolution. Fall, odd-numbered years.
Prerequisite: 6 hours in history.

HIST 3313   (3-3-0)   History of Modern Europe Since 1815

A study of the rise of liberalism and nationalism, as well as the rise of modern totalitarian dictatorships and the need for collective security. Spring, even-numbered years.
Prerequisite: 6 hours in history.

HIST 4011   (0-3-0)   History 7-12 Seminar

This required course is designed to help students prepare for the Texas Examination of Educator Standards (TExES). The course will focus on content and sample questions from state authorized preparation manuals distributed by the Educational Testing Service. Information will also be gleaned from the state publication Proficiences for Teachers in Learner-Centered Schools and other appropriate sources. Students must score a minimum of 85% on the TExES post-test in order to be authorized by the College of Education to take the TExES examination. Fall, Spring.
Prerequisite: Educator Preparation Program admission.

HIST 4303   (3-3-0)   European Church History

A study of the history of the church from the New Testament era to the present. This study includes Christian thought, institutions, expansion, and the impact of Christianity on Western culture. Fall.
Prerequisite: 6 hours in history.
Cross Listed Courses: RELI 4370, HIST 5301

HIST 4304   (3-3-0)   American Church History

A study of American church history from its European background to the present. A general survey with particular attention to its indigenous characteristics: denominationalism, revivalism, sectarianism, social gospel, and American Christian thought. Spring, Online.
Prerequisite: 6 hours in history.
Cross Listed Courses: RELI 4371, HIST 5302

HIST 4305   (3-3-0)   American Cultural and Intellectual History

A study of the contribution of social and political thought, religion, science, scholarship, and education to the history of American civilization. Fall, even-numbered years.
Prerequisite: HIST 1301 and 1302.
Cross Listed Courses: MALA 5371

HIST 4307   (3-3-0)   Twentieth Century America (S-L)

A study involving the major domestic and international events of the twentieth century with major emphasis on the proper relationship between these events and the social, economic, and religious patterns of the times. This course contains a field-based service-learning component. Spring, Online.
Prerequisite: HIST 1301 and 1302.
Cross Listed Courses: HIST 5312

HIST 4308   (3-3-0)   American Diplomatic History

A study of the events and personalities that have contributed to the development of American foreign policy since 1898 and a study of the factors and agencies involved in the formulation of American foreign policy. Fall, Online.
Prerequisite: HIST 1301 and 1302 or 6 hours in political science.
Cross Listed Courses: POLS 4309, POLS 5304

HIST 4309   (3-3-0)   Texas History

A study of the social, economic, and political events in the history of Texas. Fall, Spring, Online.
Prerequisite: 6 hours in history.
Cross Listed Courses: HIST 5305

HIST 4310   (3-3-0)   Foundations of the American Republic

This course explores the interaction of people, events and institutions in the development of our democratic republic. The course will focus on the period between 1763 and 1800. The student will follow America's alienation from Britain, separation and war for independence. Attention will be given to the problems of the early independence era and the unique systems of government established under the Constitution. Fall.
Prerequisite: 6 hrs. HIST.
Cross Listed Courses: HIST 5388

HIST 4311   (3-3-0)   Ancient History

A survey of ancient history from the early Mesopotamian civilizations to the fall of Rome. Fall, even-numbered years.
Prerequisite: 6 hours in history.
Cross Listed Courses: HIST 5354

HIST 4315   (3-3-0)   Topics in Latin American History

A survey of Latin American history, economic, and political institutions. Topical offerings will include: Colonial period, Modern period, etc. May be repeated for credit as topics change. Periodically.
Prerequisite: HIST 1301 and 1302.
Cross Listed Courses: MALA 5328

HIST 4319   (3-3-0)   The Renaissance and the Reformation Eras

A study of social, political, economic, and religious developments from the Renaissance through the Counter Reformation. Emphasis will be on the leading reformers and their theological views. Both the continental and English Reformation will be examined. The ensuing Counter Reformation which was born in the Council of Trent will be studied with a view to its impact on political and cultural consequences. Spring, even-numbered years, Online.
Prerequisite: 6 hours in history.
Cross Listed Courses: RELI 4373, HIST 5357

HIST 4320   (3-3-0)   Medieval History

A study of Western Civilization from the collapse of the Roman Empire to AD 1500 with emphasis upon social, cultural, political, and intellectual developments. Spring, odd-numbered years.
Prerequisite: 6 hours in history.
Cross Listed Courses: HIST 5308

HIST 4322   (3-3-0)   Baptist History

A survey of Baptist history, including the origins of Baptists in England and America, key leaders, events, and movements in Baptist life in the seventeenth through twentieth centuries, and the work of Baptists in other parts of the world. The course will also place the history of Baptists within the larger context of American and world Christianity. Fall, odd-numbered years.
Prerequisite: 6 hours in history and/or religion.
Cross Listed Courses: RELI 4372, HIST 5303

HIST 4323   (3-3-0)   The Civil War and Reconstruction

A study of the background and causes of secession and war, the military, political, economic and diplomatic aspects of the war, reconstruction, and postwar adjustments. Spring, odd-numbered years.
Prerequisite: HIST 1301 and 1302.
Cross Listed Courses: MALA 5389

HIST 4340   (3-3-0)   Topics in U.S. History

Studies on a selected topic in U.S. history. May be repeated for credit when content changes. Periodically. Periodically.
Prerequisite: 6 hours HIST.

HIST 4351   (3-3-0)   History and Culture of East Asia

This course will explore the historical background of China, Japan, and Korea, and analyze the East Asian culture and the current dynamics of social issues in these three countries. Fall, Online.
Prerequisite: HIST 2301 and HIST 2302
Cross Listed Courses: MAGL 5351, MALA 5331

HIST 4352   (3-3-0)   History of East Asian Philosophy and Religion

This course will explore the history of East Asian philosophy, religious beliefs, and practices from the area’s prehistory to the present. Spring, Online.
Prerequisite: None
Cross Listed Courses: PHIL 4352, RELI 4352, MAGL 5352, MALA 5332

HIST 4357   (3-3-0)   Understanding East Asian Civilization and Culture

For students involved in cultural immersion, this course provides an exploration of basic components of local culture and the heritage of civilization of a designated host country in East Asia, including an appreciation for history, religion, festivals, customs, family life, business practices, institutions, arts, etc. Fall.
Prerequisite: None.
Cross Listed Courses: SOCI 4357, MAGL 5357, MALA 5306

HIST 4359   (3-3-0)   Travel Study in East Asia

Discover the vibrant culture, history and society of East Asia, with a particular travel focus on one East Asian country. This travel study course introduces students to important cities, major historical sites, and different cultural regions. In addition, this inter-cultural experience provides service learning opportunities in the East Asian culture where students will engage in activities beneficial to the society visited and report on what they learned from their service. Students will develop an elementary understanding of a host country's history and culture, and experience local customs first-hand. Travel abroad and inter-cultural exercises teach students to manage different customs, norms, and expectations produced by inter-cultural encounter. Engaging in inter-cultural experiences during travel enriches students' understanding and exploration of historical heritage, and social realities in East Asia. Fall.
Prerequisite: None.
Cross Listed Courses: SOCI 4359, MALA 5364

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