Graduate Course Descriptions

Degree Courses - History

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History (HIST)

Course Number: 5300
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Historiography

Course Description:
An exploration of historical theory and approaches to historical research and analysis, as well as how historical interpretations have changed over time. Required prior to admission to candidacy. Offered: Fall

Course Number: 5301
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Native American History

Course Description:
Examines the arc of Native American history from first contact with Europeans to the twentieth century.

Course Number: 5302
Credit Hours: 3
Title: American West

Course Description:
A history of the West from the first encounters in North America to the urban age.

Course Number: 5304
Credit Hours: 3
Title: The Old South

Course Description:
A social and cultural history of the old south, 1800-1860.

Course Number: 5305
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Graduate seminar in American Slavery

Course Description:
More intense study, additional assignments and higher expectations than the undergraduate course. A seminar on the history of American slavery.

Course Number: 5306
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Graduate Seminar on Women and Gender in American History

Course Description:
More intense study, additional assignments and higher expectations than the undergraduate course. A seminar that examines the history of women beginning in early America

Course Number: 5308
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Directed Readings

Course Description:
Directed readings to be arranged by student in consultation with faculty member in area of mutual interest. Course may be applied to 5000 level course requirement for a maximum of 6 hours in the thesis program and 9 hours in the non-thesis option. Offered: Other

Course Number: 5312
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Graduate seminar - American Revolution

Course Description:
More intense study, additional assignments and higher expectations than the undergraduate course. A seminar exploring the causes, progress and consequences of the American Revolution from the 1750s into the early 1800s.

Course Number: 5315
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Graduate Sem: The Slave Trade

Course Description:
A graduate seminar examining the international and domestic slave trades. This graduate course requires more reading and writing assignments than an undergraduate class. Students are help to higher expectations.

Course Number: 5332
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Graduate Seminar: The Gilded Age and Progressive Era

Course Description:
More intense study, additional assignments and higher expectations then the undergraduate course; this course is a seminar on U.S. history from 1877 to 1920 emphasizing industrialization, immigration, urbanization and reform.

Course Number: 5335
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Topics in History

Course Description:
Selected special topics in major areas. Course may be repeated when topic varies. Prerequisite: Graduate standing Offered: Other

Course Number: 5338
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Ancient Greece and Rome

Course Description:
Greece and Rome from earliest times to the fall of the Roman Empire in the West.

Course Number: 5344
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Graduate seminar in Witchcraft and the Occult in Early Modern Europe

Course Description:
More intense study, additional assignments and higher expectations than the undergraduate course. This course examines the role of western occult philosophies in the revival of learning from the Renaissance to the seventeenth centuries.

Course Number: 5345
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Atlantic World

Course Description:
A history of the Atlantic World 1450-1750, from Portugese exploration to the rise of the global economy.

Course Number: 5346
Credit Hours: 3
Title: French Revolution and Napoleon

Course Description:
An examination of the French Revolution and Napoleon from the Old Regime to the early years of the nineteenth century.

Course Number: 5347
Credit Hours: 3
Title: The British Empire

Course Description:
A historical survey of British imperial history from Elizabethan times to the present, including the North American, Asian and African imperial experiences.

Course Number: 5353
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Nazi Germany

Course Description:
An examination of the Nazi period in the context of overall German history.

Course Number: 5354
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Graduate Seminar in the Holocaust

Course Description:
More intense study, additional assignments and higher expectations than the undergraduate course. A seminar on the Holocaust in the context of German and European history of the period.

Course Number: 5359
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Society and War: The United States

Course Description:
This course examines the social and cultural history of warfare, taught with varying concentrations, including but not limited to global, trans-Atlantic, or US topics.

Course Number: 5365
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Graduate seminar in East Asia Since 1800

Course Description:
More intense study, additional assignments and higher expectations than the undergraduate course. A seminar on the making of modern China, Japan and Korea.

Course Number: 5390
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Thesis

Course Description:
Prerequisite: Approval of graduate advisor. Must complete both HIST 5390/5391 for required 6 credits. Offered: Other

Course Number: 5391
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Thesis

Course Description:
Prerequisite: Approval of graduate advisor. Must complete both HIST 5390/5391 for required 6 credits. Offered: Other

Course Number: 5395
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Seminar in Local History

Course Description:
Seminar in Local History will examine major patterns of scholarship in the broad field of state and local history from early social history to digital history. This course will explore multi-disciplinary approaches to researching, interpreting and presenting local history and will examine local history in relation to public history theory and practice. Students will also have the opportunity to work with the Texas Historical Commission in developing a state historical marker project as well as multiple Beaumont-area historical organizations in developing a professional local history project. Students must be admitted into the MA History program or receive instructor permission

Course Number: 5396
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Digital History

Course Description:
Digital History is a course designed to familiarize students with the broad range of digital methods employed by historians to tell better stories about the past. This course is hands-on and project-based and intended to introduce students to a range of digital methods. Students will be expected to conduct original research while using these methods. This course will also require students to analyze and interpret digital projects and communicate results. Course requirements will be a combination of hands-on project work, assessing digital projects, engaging in digital training and anayzing readings to understand the historiography of digital history. Students must be admitted into the MA History program or receive permission from the instructor

Course Number: 5397
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Museums and Historical Interpretation

Course Description:
Museums and Historical Interpretation explores the professional world of museums, the place of museums within our cultural landscape and the methods of interpretation critical to creating meaningful museum experiences. The course explores both theoretical and practical aspects of museum studies, including specialized museum career options, such as museum education, collections management and exhibit development. Readings in professional museum literature will lay the foundation for reflective study on best practices and methodology in museums. Experential learning opportunities will provide field experiences to enhance career prospects by developing specialized skills and professional work products. This course will also provide a foundation for historical interpretation, including how public audiences use the past and challenges faced by public historians in balancing audience needs and professional standards. Students must be admitted in the MA History program or receive permission from the instructor.