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HIST 500 INDEPENDENT STUDY OR RESEARCH1-3 Credits

Study or research in an area of special interest. The number of credit hours is determined by the topic and the amount of work required. Permission of instructor and academic dean required.

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HIST 529 CIVIL RIGHTS AND THE VIETNAM WAR3 Credits

A study of the origins, rationales and results of the civil rights movement, and the background, strategies, reasons for failure and long-term effects of the Vietnam conflict.

HIST 530 HIST OF THE AMERERICAN INDIAN3 Credits

A survey of Indian-white relations from American pre-history to the present. The course will emphasize the contributions made by American Indians to the general historical development of the United States.

HIST 531 EUROPE:WATERLOO TO WORLD WAR I3 Credits

European history in the 19th century, emphasizing the rise of nationalism and industrialism and the resultant changes in European society.

HIST 532 EUROPE SINCE 19143 Credits

The end of the old order in Europe, the age of conflict and ideology, and the rise of mass movements from World War I to the present.

HIST 535 HISTORY OF HISTORICAL WRITING3 Credits

Methods of historical research, writing and criticism, with emphasis on bibliography and historical interpretation.

HIST 536 AMERICA IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY3 Credits

A study of the growth of the United States during the last century with an emphasis on the evolution of political institutions, the United States as a world power, civil rights issues, and the main intellectual and cultural currents in this century of rapid change.

HIST 537 ISSUES IN EUROPEAN HISTROY3 Credits

Selected topics of investigation in European history. May be repeated with different emphasis.

HIST 541 ISSUES, TOPICS AND WORKSHOPS IN HISTORY1-3 Credits

Selected topics or issues appropriate for study in a traditional classroom setting, seminar or workshop format. Current topics include, but are not limited to: Women's History, Mari Sandoz Workshop, History of Sports in the United States, and Topics in United States Military History. May be taken more than once with different content, with the permission of the instructor and academic dean.

HIST 542 EUROPE IN THE MIDDLE AGES3 Credits

The history and culture of Western Europe from the late Roman Era to the crises of the late Middle Ages including the transition from ancient to medieval civilization, Latin Christianity, the Carolinian Era, the papacy, feudal and manorial society, and the early emergence of the nation-state.

HIST 543 THE ERA OF WORLD WAR II3 Credits

Studies the era of World War II as the pivotal and defining era of United States history in the Twentieth Century.

HIST 544 HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN COLONIES AND THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION3 Credits

Studies the rich variety of themes in Early America, from Indian cultures to the appearance and development of European colonies in America and the evolution of these colonies through the period of the American West of Independence.

HIST 545 THE UNITED STATES: THE EARLY REPUBLIC3 Credits

Studies the issues and themes in the history of the United States, from the nation's founding to the era of sectionalism, which led to the Civil War.

HIST 546 THE AMERICAN WEST, 1500-18903 Credits

Studies the American West to 1890, emphasizing the region as a contested meeting ground for various people. Significant Western themes, including expansion, violence and the role of the federal government will be examined.

HIST 547 THE AMERICAN WEST, 1890 TO PRESENT3 Credits

Studies the American West from 1890 to the present, emphasizing the contributions of Native Americans, Anglos, Hispanics, African Americans and Asian Americans, to the region's rich history. Prominent themes, including aridity, "the mythic West" and conflict with the federal government, will be investigated.

HIST 548 SECTIONALISM, CIVIL WAR AND RECONSTRUCTION3 Credits

Traces the history of sectionalism in the United States from the Missouri Compromise through the Civil War, closing with the end of military reconstruction in 1877.

HIST 549 TURN OF THE CENTURY AMERICAN3 Credits

Studies the years 1865 to 1915. Including the reconstruction of the post-war South, immigration, urbanization, the labor movement, American settlement of the West, populism and progressivism, the Spanish-American/ Theodore Roosevelt era growth in American international power, and the drift towards world war.

HIST 550 WORLD WAR I3 Credits

Study of the First World War from the perspective of Europe and the United States.

HIST 551 HISTORY OF CANADA TO 18673 Credits

Examines the fascinating history of Canada from its beginnings to 1867. Investigates the political, social and economic development of Canada from the formation of First Nations societies to Confederation. Some of the topics will include: early European explorations, the rise and fall of New France, the fur trade, the expansion of British North America, the rebellions of Upper and Lower Canada and Confederation.

HIST 552 HISTORY OF CANADA SINCE 19673 Credits

Examines the history of Canada from 1867 to the present. Investigates the political, social and economic development of Canada since Confederation. Some of the course themes will underscore Canada's participation in global events and trends, such as industrialization, World Wars I and II, the Great Depression, the Cold War, and globalization. Other issues, more specific to Canada, will also be covered: the evolution of Canadian identity, relations with First Nations' peoples, Canada's relationship to the United States, and lingering tensions between English-speaking and French-speaking Canadians.

HIST 553 AMERICAN ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY: PROBLEMS, ADVANCES, AND CONTRADICTIONS3 Credits

Examines the history of the United States through it's interactions with nature, from the colonial era to the present. In addition to examining the history of resource use, this course examines how the environment functions a a critical tool in defining cultural, political, and gender relationships among Americans.

HIST 559 DIRECTED STUDY: US/EUROPE3 Credits

A review of research methods used in a variety of disciplines wherein students can gain an advanced conceptual, philosophical and practical understanding of research traditions and designs in quantitative and qualitative methodologies.

HIST 572 MODERN EAST ASIA3 Credits

This course focuses on the dynamic intellectual, political, economic, and social changes that transformed China, Japan, Vietnam, and Korea from Confucian states to modern nation states. It then traces their development into the twenty-first century.

HIST 573 THE WORLD SINCE 19453 Credits

This course analyzes the post-World War II international arena, the bi-polarity of the Cold War and the push for modernization. The course will also study the decolonization movement, the changes taking place in international relations and the expansion of capitalism in the latter half of the twentieth century.

HIST 579 DIRECTED STUDY: WORLD3 Credits

A directed study of a specific aspect of world historiography, with topic selected by faculty and student.

HIST 600 INDEPENDENT STUDY OR RESEARCH3 Credits

Study or research in an area of special interest. The number of credit hours is determined by the topic and the amount of work required. Permission of instructor and academic dean required.

HIST 610 SEMINAR IN POWER AND INSTITUTIONS3 Credits

This course applies the theme of Power and Institutions to major areas in US, Europoean, and World history, with the particular focus at the discretion of the instructor in conjunction with accepted common core standards. Students will analyze and engage with the subject through a minimum of three cognate social science areas, the reading of secondary literature, and an analysis of primary documents.

HIST 620 SEMINAR IN THE GLOBAL AND IDENTITY3 Credits

This course applies the theme of the Global and Identity to major areas in US, European, and World history, with the particular focus at the discretion of the instruction in conjunction with accepted common core standards. Student will analyze and engage with the subject through a minimum of three cognate social science fields, the reading of secondary literature, and an analysis of primary documents.

HIST 630 SEMINAR IN EXCHANGE AND ENVIRONMENT3 Credits

This course applies the theme of Environment and Exchange to major areas in US, European, and World history, with the particular focus chosen by the instructor based on common cores standards. Students will analyze and engage with the subject through a minimum of three cognate school science areas, the reading of secondary literature, and an analysis of primary documents.

HIST 635 RESEARCH SEMINAR IN HISTORY3 Credits

Research and writing on a major topic required.

HIST 655 SCHOLARLY PROJECT1-3 Credits

For students selecting Plan II, as listed under Program Requirements. Scholarly project pertaining to a field of specialization. Designed in consultation with the student's graduate committee and includes an extensive paper summarizing the project. Must complete three (3) credit hours.

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HIST 660 THESIS1-6 Credits

For students selecting Plan I, as listed under Program Requirements. An extensive research and writing experience which serves as the capstone course for the Master of Education degree with emphasis in History. Must complete six (6) credit hours. Prerequisites: Prior to registration, proposal must be approved by the student's committee and Dean of Graduate Studies.

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