Department of History (HY)

History is one of the most important of the liberal arts, studies that lie at the core of a university education. The liberal arts help prepare students not merely to make a living, but also to fashion a meaningful life. The study of humanity’s past, in particular, provides the foundation for understanding the world and the necessary knowledge and wisdom to responsibly shape the future.

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Programs

Faculty

Chair
  • Kari Frederickson
Graduate Director
  • John Giggie
Professors
  • Kari Frederickson
  • John Giggie

Courses

HY
500
Hours
3-6
Special Studies in History

No description available.

HY
508
Hours
3
Colonial Us To 1763

Topical survey of major themes in U.S. colonial history with particular emphasis on Anglo-American developments.

HY
509
Hours
3
Amer Rev/New Nation

The development of revolutionary sentiment in the North American colonies, the resulting revolution, and the subsequent efforts to establish the new nation.

HY
526
Hours
3
U S World Power 1898-Pre

Survey of American foreign policy from the Spanish-American War of 1898 to the present.

HY
541
Hours
3
Hy Us - Vietnam War

A survey of the historical background of the conflict in Indochina leading to U.S. involvement in that conflict.

HY
543
Hours
3
Renaissance

Intellectual movements associated with the Renaissance, with readings in Machiavelli's Prince, More's Utopia, and other humanist writings; social and economic life, religion, politics, and statecraft.

HY
544
Hours
3
Reform Counter-Reform

History of the separation of Catholic and Protestant churches from the ideal of the universal Christian church; late-Medieval religious practice.

HY
574
Hours
3
Rel Of Us & Latin Amer

Chronological survey of diplomatic, economic, and cultural relations, with emphasis on the 20th century.

HY
580
Hours
3
Survey Military History

Introduction to the field of military history and to the writing of military history from ancient times to the present, with an emphasis on the 19th and 20th centuries.

HY
599
Hours
1-6
Thesis Research

No description available.

HY
600
Hours
1
Teaching History

A basic introduction to teaching history in colleges and universities. Will treat such issues as course planning, lecturing, handling discussions, classroom procedures and policies, student evaluation and ethical problems in teaching.

HY
601
Hours
4
Literature Of American History

No description available.

HY
602
Hours
4
Lit American History Sc 1865

Course examines major historical scholarship of American history since the Civil War.

HY
603
Hours
4
Literature European Hist

No description available.

HY
605
Hours
4
Lit Latin Amercn History

No description available.

HY
606
Hours
4
Prosem Us Histry To 1877

No description available.

HY
607
Hours
4
Prosem Us HY Since 1877

No description available.

HY
608
Hours
4
Prosem Southern History

This reading-intensive proseminar introduces students to important historiographical debates in the History of the American South. Chronogical boundaries of the course vary by instructor.

HY
631
Hours
4
Early Mod Brit Eur Hy

No description available.

HY
635
Hours
4
Recent Brit Eur History

No description available.

HY
639
Hours
4
Prosem Military/Naval Hy

No description available.

HY
651
Hours
4
Sem Us History To 1877

No description available.

HY
665
Hours
4
Special Studies

No description available.

HY
680
Hours
4
Grad Research Seminar

This course will offer students the opportunity to do original research in primary sources for the purpose of completing an article-length piece of original scholarship. In addition to working intensively (in conjunction with the instructor) on all stages of their individual seminar paper projects, students will examine the skills and methods necessary to conduct research, discuss matters of common concern in the research and writing processes, share the results of their research with their colleagues, and engage in peer-critique of each other's work. Our group conversations will not only be designed to aid individual students in the production of their seminar papers, but also will continually focus on the historians’ craft, the challenges historians face in carrying out our work, and the methods we deploy to address those challenges.

HY
697
Hours
1-4
Directed Readings

No description available.

HY
698
Hours
1-4
Directed Research

No description available.

HY
699
Hours
1-12
Dissertation Research

No description available.