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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.  

  • Offered: 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.  

  • Offered: 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.  

  • Offered: 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.  

  • Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer, Online.
  • Prerequisite:

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.  

  • Offered: Spring, Online.
  • Prerequisite: 6 hours in history.

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.

  • Offered: Spring, Online.
  • Prerequisite: HIST 1301 and 1302.

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.  

  • Offered: Fall, Online.
  • Prerequisite: HIST 1301 and 1302 or 6 hours in political science.

HIST 4309   (3-3-0)   Texas History

A study of the social, economic, and political events in the history of Texas.  

  • Offered: Fall, Spring, Online.
  • Prerequisite: 6 hours in history.

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.  

  • Offered: Spring, even-numbered years, Online.
  • Prerequisite: 6 hours in history.

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.   

  • Offered: Alternate Fall, Online.
  • Prerequisite: HIST 2301 and HIST 2302

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.   

  • Offered: Alternate Spring, Online.
  • Prerequisite: None

HIST 5302   (3-3-0)   History of Religion in America

A study in the history of religion in America from its European background to the present. This study includes Christian thought, philosophy, literature, institutions, expansion, and secular backgrounds as they relate to the American experience. Special attention will be given to indigenous characteristics of American religion such as denominationalism, revivalism, sectarianism, and the social gospel. This 5000-level course is cross-listed with a 4000-level course and includes specific graduate course requirements which reflect appropriate deeper learning experiences and rigor in the higher-level course.  

  • Offered: Spring, odd-numbered years, Online.
  • Prerequisite: None.

HIST 5304   (3-3-0)   American Diplomatic History

An in-depth study of the personalities, issues, and events that have shaped American foreign policy since 1898. This study includes such issues as U.S. Relations with Latin America, U.S. involvement in the world wars, American involvement in Asia, and the Cold War. This 5000-level course is cross-listed with a 4000-level course and includes specific graduate course requirements which reflect appropriate deeper learning experiences and rigor in the higher-level course.  

  • Offered:
  • Prerequisite: None.

HIST 5305   (3-3-0)   History of Texas

A study of Texas history from discovery to the present. Special emphasis will be placed on the geography of Texas and the cultural, economic, political, and social institutions contributed by Spain. This 5000-level course is cross-listed with a 4000-level course and includes specific graduate course requirements which reflect appropriate deeper learning experiences and rigor in the higher-level course.  

  • Offered: Spring, Fall, Online.
  • Prerequisite: None.

HIST 5312   (3-3-0)   The Twentieth Century

A study of America and the world since 1900 based on the developing intellectual, cultural, and diplomatic realities. Among the elements of study will be the shift from utopian idealism to totalitarianism to international collectivism and the presuppositions underlying them. Social and cultural features will be emphasized to illustrate this development. This 5000-level course is cross-listed with a 4000-level course and includes specific graduate course requirements which reflect appropriate deeper learning experiences and rigor in the higher-level course.   

  • Offered: Spring, even-numbered years, Online.
  • Prerequisite: None.

HIST 5357   (3-3-0)   History of the Reformation

A study of the religious, social, political, and economic developments of the Reformation Era beginning with the background of the Renaissance period through the end of the Counter-Reformation and the origins of the Wars of Religion of the late sixteenth and early seventeenth century. Of particular interest will be the lives of the leading reformers and their theology. This study will cover both the Reformation in Europe and in England. This course will cover the Magisterial Reformation in addition to the Radical Reformation and the Counter Reformation with emphasis on political and social consequences. This 5000-level course is cross-listed with a 4000-level course and includes specific graduate course requirements which reflect appropriate deeper learning experiences and rigor in the higher-level course.   

  • Offered: Spring, even-numbered years, Online.
  • Prerequisite: None.

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