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
504
Hours
3
Modern China Sc 1600

Survey of Chinese history in the Ch'ing Dynasty and the 20th century. Major emphasis is on 19th- and 20th-century events.

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
513
Hours
3
Mexican War - Civil War

Examines how Americans made war in the middle of the 19th century and how waging war affected the evolution of politics and society.

HY
525
Hours
3
Us World Power To 1898

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

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
529
Hours
3
Spanish Frontier in N. America

History of the Spanish advance into the present-day borders of the U.S., explaining how Spain fought and finally succumbed to the more dynamic and aggressive French and English.

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
542
Hours
3
The Middle Ages

Foundations of the modern world in barbarian Europe : retreat into the countryside and private government, recovery of public institutions, money economy, and cultural vitality.

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
590
Hours
3
England Under Tudors

Development of an early modern state: establishment of strong central monarchy, religious crises from the Reformation to the Puritan movement, and exuberance and excess of an expanding society.

HY
591
Hours
3
England Under Stuarts

How Englishmen of the 17th century worked out the great questions of their day: Was liberty compatible with strong and effective government? Could English elites share their power without destroying it? What did God want for England?.

HY
593
Hours
3
Britain In The 18 Cent

From the Hanoverian Succession in 1714 to victory at Waterloo in 1815: political development, agrarian and industrial revolutions, John Wesley, Samuel Johnson, and an apparently endless succession of wars.

HY
594
Hours
3
Britain In The Victorian Age

Britain at her apogee: possessor of the empire on which the sun never set; world economic leader; nation of Peel and Palmerston, Gladstone and Disraeli, Dickens and Trollope, Tennyson and Browning, Turner and Constable, and Victoria and Albert.

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
657
Hours
4
Sem Us Hy Since 1877

No description available.

HY
658
Hours
4
Seminar Southern History

No description available.

HY
665
Hours
4
Special Studies

No description available.

HY
682
Hours
4
Sem British European Hy

No description available.

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.