Course Listings and Descriptions

  • HIST 1100 - Introduction to World History

    An overview of world history that provides an introduction to the origin and development of the world's societies and their political, cultural, and economic traditions.

    Credits: 3

  • HIST 1111 - Pre-Modern World History

    This course is a survey of world history to early modern times. The course examines the political, economic, social, and cultural history of the world with a focus on connections and interactions.

    Credits: 3

  • HIST 1112 - Modern World History

    This course is a survey of world history from early modern times to the present. The course examines themes, events, trends, institutions, and ideas with a focus on global connections and interactions.

    Credits: 3

  • HIST 2111 - United States History to 1877

    This course explores major themes in the social, cultural, political, and economic history of the peoples of North America to 1877. Topics include the intersections of cultures in colonial America, the origin and development of the American republic, the evolution of democratic ideas and institutions, western expansion, slavery, sectional conflict, and emancipation and its aftermath.

    Credits: 3

  • HIST 2112 - United States History Since 1877

    This course examines the major themes in the social, cultural, political, and economic history of the United States since 1877, the multicultural nature of contemporary U.S. civilization, and the nation's role in the global arena.

    Credits: 3

  • HIST 2206 - Origins of Great Traditions

    This course is a systematic examination of five centers of civilization in Afro-Eurasia during their defining moments. The course focuses on the historical contexts that gave rise to China's classical philosophies, India's transcendental world-view, the Judaeo-Christian-Islamic synthesis, African mythoreligious systems of thought, and Latin-European culture in the West. The course's content emphasizes cross-cultural influences and connections.

    Prerequisites: HIST 1100, HIST 1111, or HIST 1112 

    Credits: 3

  • HIST 2270 - Introduction to Themes In History

    The content of the course will focus on a particular historical theme, topic, or period. The theme or period will vary from section to section of the course. This reading-, writing-, and exercise-intensive course surveys basic methods and concepts relevant to the discipline of history. Students will regularly engage in the close reading of scholarly historical work, learn and practice a variety of research methods, analyze historical sources, and develop analytical papers.

    Prerequisites: HIST 1110, HIST 2111, HIST 2112 

    Credits: 3

  • HIST 3100 - Historical Methods

    This course introduces students to historical inquiry as a conversation about the past. It surveys methods, concepts, and frameworks relevant to the discipline. Students engage in the close reading of scholarly historical work, learn and practice a variety of research methods, and analyze historical sources. Students cultivate good scholarly practices and habits of mind that will benefit them in future courses. Students should take this course during the second semester of the sophomore year.

    Prerequisites: (HIST 1111 or HIST 1112) and (HIST 2111 or HIST 2112) and ENGL 1102 

    Credits: 3

  • HIST 3271 - Introduction to History Education

    This reading and writing intensive course introduces fundamental approaches, methods, and concepts relevant to the discipline of history, historical thinking, and teaching American history. Teacher candidates engage in reading and analyzing scholarly works, learn and practice basic research methods, examine contemporary debates and developments in history and history education, contextualize and plan lessons that engage secondary students in studying history, and complete a school-based internship. Course content focuses on a particular historical theme or period.

    Prerequisites: Approval of Program Coordinator; HIST 1111, HIST 1112, HIST 2111, HIST 2112, and EDUC 2110 

    Credits: 4

  • HIST 3304 - History of Georgia

    A consideration of Georgia's political, economic, social, and cultural development from the colonial period to the present. Topics include the cultures of indigenous peoples, the Spanish in Georgia, the founding of a British colony, the Revolution, Indian removal, antebellum society, the Civil War, Reconstruction, the New South era, the rise and decline of the cotton economy, race relations, and post-World War II prosperity and problems.

    Prerequisites: HIST 2111 or HIST 2112 

    Credits: 3

  • HIST 3305 - The World Since 1945

    A survey of major themes in world history since 1945, this course focuses on sociocultural and intellectual developments in addition to the traditional concerns with political and economic relations. Particular emphasis is given to great power relations, the role of the middle powers, and North-South relations as well as the interactions between Western and non-Western cultures in the context of increasing globalization.

    Prerequisites: HIST 1100, HIST 1111 or HIST 1112 

    Credits: 3

  • HIST 3310 - The Old South

    This course will be an exploration of the American South from the colonial period to the end of the Civil War. While major political and economic events will be an important part of the course, such events grow out of the ordeals of ordinary people. Therefore, close attention will be paid to the experiences of men and women -- white, black, and Native American -- from all social classes whose lives created a unique society known as the Old South.

    Prerequisites: HIST 2111 or HIST 2112 

    Credits: 3

  • HIST 3311 - The New South

    The South's social, political, and economic development from 1865. Emphasizes Reconstruction, the New South Creed, race relations, industrialization, and the region's changing role in national affairs.

    Prerequisites: HIST 2111 or HIST 2112 

    Credits: 3

  • HIST 3325 - Introduction to Public History

    The course exposes students to how Americans think about the past, as well as its commemoration and public presentation. Special focus will be placed on the ways in which historians transfer their writing, research, and analytical skills to professions outside of academia. Major subfields and professions within public history are examined as are the current issues and controversies within the field.

    Prerequisites: HIST 2111 or HIST 2112 

    Credits: 3

  • HIST 3326 - Historic Preservation

    Examines the history, theories, and methods of historic preservation. Students are exposed to such activities as renovation approaches for historic architecture, neighborhood and downtown revitalization, and heritage tourism, as well as the social and ethical issues swirling around preservation. Students are also introduced to the tools of preservation, including tax incentives, historic inventories, HABS/HAER, the National Register of Historic Places, and the National Trust's Teaching with Historic Places.

    Prerequisites: HIST 2111 or HIST 2112 

    Credits: 3

  • HIST 3327 - Architectural History

    The course introduces students to vernacular and high-style architecture and its relationship to social, political, and economic forces. The focus will be on the forms, spaces, and stylistic traits of historic architecture, how architecture has evolved through the years, how technological evolutions and innovations have influenced architecture, and what the built environment reveals about public and private life. The geographic focus of the course can change, depending upon the instructor and the needs of the department.

    Prerequisites: (HIST 1111 or HIST 1112) and (HIST 2111 or HIST 2112)

    Credits: 3

  • HIST 3328 - Introduction to Archives and Records Management

    This course introduces the student to the archival and records management professions, principles, practices, and legai/ethical challenges. In addition, students hands-on experience working with sample collections and original materials. 

    Prerequisites: HIST 1111, or HIST 1112, or HIST 2111 or HIST 2112 

    Credits: 3

  • HIST 3331 - History of Religion in the U.S.

    A survey of religious history in the United States, with special emphasis on beliefs and institutions and their social and cultural context.

    Prerequisites: HIST 2111 or HIST 2112 

    Credits: 3

  • HIST 3333 - African American History to 1865

    A history of the people of African descent in the United States, from the African beginnings to 1865. The course will emphasize the forced migration of Africans, their experiences under plantation slavery, their resistance and emancipation, and their contributions to American society.

    Prerequisites: HIST 1100 and HIST 2112 

    Credits: 3

  • HIST 3334 - The Africans in the Diaspora

    A survey of the activities and experiences of African people who live outside the continent from the earliest times to the present. This course examines the migration of Africans to Eurasia, Oceania, and the Americas, and gives special attention to the slave trade across the Sahara Desert and the Atlantic and Indian Oceans; the comparative experience of Africans in slavery in the Middle East and the Americas; emancipation and the process of racial and national integration; and the economic, political, and cultural contributions of Africans in the Diaspora.

    Prerequisites: HIST 1111 or HIST 1112 

    Credits: 3

  • HIST 3335 - African American History, 1865 to Present

    A history of African Americans in the United States since emancipation. The course emphasizes the struggles waged by African Americans to achieve racial equality and full citizenship in the United States, and the social, cultural, political, and economic forces that have shaped the African American community. Special attention is given to the men and women who led the struggle, the ideas and ideals which inspired and dominated each phase of the struggle, and the movements and institutions which were created in the process.

    Prerequisites: HIST 2111 or HIST 2112 

    Credits: 3

  • HIST 3337 - Greek and Roman History

    A history of Greece and Rome from the rise of the Greek city-state to the collapse of the western Roman Empire, with emphasis on their political, cultural, and intellectual contributions to the development of Western society.

    Prerequisites: HIST 1111 or HIST 1112 

    Credits: 3

  • HIST 3340 - U.S. Military Experience

    A survey of the development of the American military and its role in U.S. and world history. The course will emphasize the political, economic, and social importance of the military and its role in integrating U.S. society as well as the evolution of strategy, operations and tactics and their use in warfare.

    Prerequisites: HIST 2111 or HIST 2112 

    Credits: 3

  • HIST 3341 - Women in U.S. History and Culture

    Focuses on the social, economic, political, cultural, and religious experiences of American women of various racial, ethnic, and religious backgrounds from the Colonial period to the present.

    Prerequisites: HIST 2111 or HIST 2112 

    Credits: 3

  • HIST 3350 - England to 1688

    A survey of English history from the earliest time to 1688. The course emphasizes political, cultural, and social developments between the Norman conquest and the transformation of England into a constitutional monarchy by the Glorious Revolution.

    Prerequisites: HIST 1111 or HIST 1112 

    Credits: 3

  • HIST 3351 - Modern England

    English history from 1689. The course emphasizes the rise of parliamentary government, the importance of the British Empire, and the social, cultural, and economic ideas that have made England and much of the English-speaking world what they are today.

    Prerequisites: HIST 1111 or HIST 1112 

    Credits: 3

  • HIST 3357 - Africans in Asia

    A survey of the history of people of African descent in Asia from the African beginnings to the present. The course evaluates the historical significance of the African presence in the Middle East, India, Southeast Asia, and China. It emphasizes the historical contacts and connection between Africa and Asia, the forced migration of Africans in the age of Islamic expansion and imperialism, the comparative experiences of Africans in bondage and freedom, and their integration into the host societies.

    Prerequisites: HIST 1111 or HIST 1112 

    Credits: 3

  • HIST 3358 - Africans in Latin America and the Caribbean

    A history of the people of African descent in Latin America, the Caribbean, and the United States, from the African beginnings to 1888. The course will examine the forced migration of Africans; their roles in the conquest and settlement of Spanish America, Brazil, and the West Indies; and their comparative experiences under plantation slavery. It will emphasize their resistance and emancipation, and their contributions to the development of the multiracial character of Latin American and Caribbean societies.

    Prerequisites: HIST 1111 or HIST 1112 

    Credits: 3

  • HIST 3361 - Themes in Slavic and Eastern European Studies

    This course is an introduction to the history, politics, arts, and culture of Slavic and Eastern Europe with a concentration on the last two centuries and contemporary events. After a brief historical survey, students examine prominent themes such as nationalism, ethnicity, state-building, and imperialism. Many themes are analyzed using examples from the arts, popular culture, music, and literature.

    Prerequisites: HIST 1111 or HIST 1112 

    Credits: 3

  • HIST 3366 - History of Mexico and Central America

    Examines the Mesoamerican pre-classic civilizations, the Aztec Empire and the Maya kingdoms, the Spanish conquest and establishment of New Spain, and the independent nation-states of Mexico and Central America. Themes include Spanish colonialism, the Indian struggle for justice, modern nation-state building, and relations with the United States.

    Prerequisites: HIST 1111 or HIST 1112 

    Credits: 3

  • HIST 3367 - History of Brazil

    A study of Brazil, to include the Native American period, Portuguese colonialism, the Empire of Brazil, and Brazil in the 20th century. Major themes are sugar and slavery, boom and bust economic cycles, the formation of the Brazilian social identity, Brazil and the Amazon, and Brazil's place in the contemporary global world.

    Prerequisites: HIST 1111 or HIST 1112 

    Credits: 3

  • HIST 3371 - Modern Europe

    This course surveys European history from 1789 to the present. The course focuses on forces that have shaped modern Europe such as liberal ideologies, industrialization, and the development of mass society. It examines the causes and consequences of the French Revolution, the era of national unification, imperialism, the two World Wars, the impact of the post-WWII era, the collapse of Euro-communism, the evolution and impact of NATO and the European Union, and current challenges.

    Prerequisites: HIST 1100, HIST 1111, or HIST 1112 

    Credits: 3

  • HIST 3372 - Ancient to Pre-Modern China

    This course introduces the main themes in Chinese history from the Neolithic to 1600; discusses how traditional cultures and outside influences have interacted to produce traditional China; explores the great diversity and impressive continuities of traditional Chinese civilization; and assesses the significance of the institutions of state, family, and women in Chinese history.

    Prerequisites: HIST 1111 or HIST 1112 

    Credits: 3

  • HIST 3373 - Modern India and South Asia

    This course emphasizes how Hindu, Buddhist, Islamic, and other traditional cultures combined with British colonial rule and other modernizing influences to produce the India of today. Some attention is also given to peripheral areas, particularly Pakistan and Bangladesh.

    Prerequisites: HIST 1100, or HIST 1111, or HIST 1112 

    Credits: 3

  • HIST 3374 - Modern China

    This course provides a basic survey of the major political, economic, social, cultural and intellectual developments of China since 1600. The course emphasizes how traditional cultures, outside influences, and modernizing forces have interacted to produce the China of today.

    Prerequisites: HIST 1100 or HIST 1111 or HIST 1112 

    Credits: 3

  • HIST 3375 - Silk Road

    The Silk Road was the world's first great superhighway, linking China and Japan to the Mediterranean World across Central Asia from ancient times. The peoples along the way traded luxury goods as well as ideas, religions, art, culinary and musical traditions. Through lectures, reading, and films, we explore the cultural interactions between East and West. Primary sources help us understand the great ideas in Buddhism, Islam, the Indian royal epics, Christian crusading and Mongol expansion.

    Prerequisites: HIST 1111 or HIST 1112 

    Credits: 3

  • HIST 3376 - Historiographical Debates

    Investigates the major limits and problems inherent in historical understanding and introduces the student to philosophies of history that have sought to address those problems. Case studies of major historical controversies help students recognize the important ways those limits and problems influence even the greatest scholar's efforts at historical analysis.

    Prerequisites: HIST 1111 or HIST 1112 

    Credits: 3

  • HIST 3377 - History of Science

    History of scientific ideas and methods from ancient times to the present, with special emphasis on intellectual trends that contributed to the modern world's scientific outlook.

    Prerequisites: HIST 1111 or HIST 1112 

    Credits: 3

  • HIST 3378 - History of Technology

    This course examines technology as a factor in historical change, emphasizing the role of tools, machines, and systems in revolutions, culture, politics, and economics. Students engage historiographical debates and readings on the role of technology in the recent and distant past. More broadly, students develop a critical understanding of the role of humanistic inquiry in technological knowledge through biographies, case studies, and primary source documents.

    Prerequisites: HIST 1111 or HIST 1112 

    Credits: 3

  • HIST 3379 - Central Asia in World History

    This course provides an advanced introduction to the history of Central Asia from a global perspective. It covers a large territory including Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kirgizstan, and Tajikistan. This course focuses on the changes and continuities in the cultures and societies that flourished in this region during the times of major transformations with global significance, such as the expansion of the Mongolian Empire, spread of Islam, encounters with modernity, and emergence of the nation states.

    Prerequisites: HIST 1111 or HIST 1112 

    Credits: 3

  • HIST 3380 - Premodern Japan

    This course provides a basic survey of the major political, economic, social, cultural and intellectual developments of the Japanese archipelago from the earliest times to 1600. The course emphasizes Japan's interactions with outside world and how the indigenous and foreign elements were combined to create the basis of Japanese society.

    Prerequisites: HIST 1100, HIST 1111, or HIST 1112 

    Credits: 3

  • HIST 3381 - Modern Japan

    This course provides a basic survey of the major political, economic, social, cultural and intellectual developments of the Japanese archipelago from 1500 to the present. The course emphasizes Japan's interactions with the outside world and how indigenous and foreign elements were combined to create the basis of modern Japanese society.

    Prerequisites: HIST 1100, HIST 1111, or HIST 1112 

    Credits: 3

  • HIST 3382 - North Africa and Middle East in Modern Times

    This course analyzes the history of North Africa and the Middle East since the emergence of Islam. Its major themes include the rise of Berber-Arab/Islamic civilization, the historical ties between North Africa and the Middle East, and the impact of Ottoman rule. Consideration of the 20th century includes European imperialism, the advent of military rule, the establishment of Israel, Arab-Israeli wars and the search for peace, pan-Arabism and the independence movement in Maghrib, petroleum and international politics, the rise of Muslim fundamentalism, and the problems of economic development and modernization are all important themes in the course.

    Prerequisites: HIST 1100 or HIST 1111 or HIST 1112 

    Credits: 3

  • HIST 3391 - History of West Africa

    A history of West Africa from the earliest times to the present. The course emphasizes cultural continuities and changes, trade and cultural ties with North Africa, and contemporary challenges of economic development and nation building in the region. It examines important themes like village, urban, and community life; the formation of mini and mega states such as Ghana, Mali, and Songhai empires; the creation of trans-Saharan and trans-Atlantic trade networks; traditional religion, Islam, and Christianity; European colonialism and African resistances; and decolonization.

    Prerequisites: HIST 1111 or HIST 1112 

    Credits: 3

  • HIST 3392 - History of Southern, Eastern and Central Africa

    A history of Southern, Eastern, and Central Africa from the earliest times to the present. The course emphasizes continuities and changes in African culture, African participation in Indian Ocean and Middle Eastern trade networks, and the impact of European colonization. It examines important themes like Bantu migration and state formation in Central Africa; the emergence of the Ethiopian kingdom; the impact of the Zulu Mfecane; Swahili culture and Omani rule in East Africa; Dutch settlement and the development of apartheid; and the achievement of Black majority rule in South Africa.

    Prerequisites: HIST 1111 or HIST 1112 

    Credits: 3

  • HIST 3396 - Cooperative Study

    A supervised work experience program for a minimum of two academic semesters at a site in business, industry, or government. For sophomore, junior, or senior level students who wish to obtain successive on the job experience in conjunction with their academic training.

    Prerequisites: Approval of the co-op coordinator.

    Credits: 1-3

  • HIST 3398 - Internship

    A supervised, credit-earning work experience of one academic semester with a previously approved business firm, or private or government agency.

    Prerequisites: 60 Credit Hours and Approval of the internship coordinator.

    Credits: 1-9

  • HIST 4163 - The United States between the World Wars

    This course provides an overview of the economic, political, legal, social, and cultural developments that occurred in the United States during the period between World War I and World War II

    Prerequisites: HIST 2111 or HIST 2112 

    Credits: 3

  • HIST 4204 - The History of the American West

    This course surveys the history of the American West with special emphasis on the development of the Trans-Mississippi West from the early 19th century to recent years. The crucial influences of the environment, the interaction of Native Americans, Hispanics, Euro-Americans and other cultural groups, and the unique relationship of the region with the Federal government are explored.

    Prerequisites: HIST 2111 or HIST 2112 

    Credits: 3

  • HIST 4245 - Business & Economic History of United States

    This course surveys American business and economic development from colonial times to the present. Its major themes include the history of small business and family business; the shifting position of the U.S. within the world economy; the regional economy of Georgia and the South; labor-management relations; the labor movement; and the changing social, political, and cultural context within which business and economic institutions have developed.

    Prerequisites: HIST 2111 or HIST 2112 

    Credits: 3

  • HIST 4251 - U.S. Social and Cultural History

    This course explores the cultural history of the United States since inception. It considers the themes of nationality, immigration, ethnicity (Asian-Americans, Hispanic-Americans, and Middle Eastern-Americans), the elderly, popular culture, and the environment.

    Prerequisites: HIST 2111 or HIST 2112 

    Credits: 3

  • HIST 4255 - Diplomatic History of the United States

    This course examines major trends in U.S. diplomacy from 1890 to the present, emphasizing U.S. rise to world power, World Wars I and II, the Cold War and its end, and U.S. relations with developing world areas.

    Prerequisites: (HIST 1100, HIST 1111, or HIST 1112) and (HIST 2111 or HIST 2112)

    Credits: 3

  • HIST 4391 - Emerging Themes in African History

    This course is a survey of major themes in African cultural history from the earliest times to the beginning of European colonialism. The course introduces students to the peoples, societies, and cultures of the continent and emphasizes dominant themes such as cultural unity and diversity, empire and civilization, kinship and family, ethnic and nation building, Islam and traditional religions, indigenous institutions, slavery, and sociopolitical transformations before European colonialism.

    Prerequisites: HIST 1100, HIST 1111, or HIST 1112 

    Credits: 3

  • HIST 4400 - Directed Study

    Covers special topics and seminars external to regular course offerings.

    Prerequisites: (HIST 1111 or HIST 1112) and (HIST 2111 or HIST 2112)

    Credits: 1-3

  • HIST 4410 - Colonial America to 1763

    Starting in the pre-Columbian period, this course covers the American experience until 1763. It looks at Native American life, colonization and settlement by the Spanish, French and English, interaction with the Atlantic world, and the wars for imperial dominance fought in North America until 1763. Issues explored include class structure and family life, religion, politics, intellectual movements, society and culture, slavery, and treatment of minorities.

    Prerequisites: HIST 2111 or HIST 2112 

    Credits: 3

  • HIST 4411 - The American Revolution

    Examines the American Revolution from the start of the colonists' disputes with Britain through the ratification of the Constitution. Issues covered include the development of tensions between Britain and the colonies during the Seven Years' War and decade-long dispute over taxation, the decision to declare independence and the Revolutionary War, the postwar Confederation government, and the creation of the Constitution. The roles of women, Native Americans, African Americans, and loyalists are also examined.

    Prerequisites: HIST 2111 or HIST 2112 

    Credits: 3

  • HIST 4412 - The Early Republic

    This course will explore the history of the United States from 1787-1824. Topics and issues covered will include the creation of the Constitution, the formation of the first party system, the growth and development of the federal government, the young republic's foreign policy, the War of 1812, the Market Revolution, the Era of Good Feelings, and the development of a uniquely American culture. Social, economic, political, and military aspects of the American experience will be addressed.

    Prerequisites: HIST 2111 or HIST 2112 

    Credits: 3

  • HIST 4415 - Jacksonian America

    This course will explore the history of the United States from 1815-1848. Topics and issues covered will include the War of 1812, the Market Revolution, the Era of Good Feelings, the rise of Andrew Jackson, Indian Removal, the formation of the second party system, the rise of the reformist impulse, sectional disruptions caused by territorial expansion and slavery, the annexation of Texas, the Mexican War, and the continued development of a uniquely American culture. Social, economic, political, and military aspects of the American experience will be studied.

    Prerequisites: HIST 2111 or HIST 2112 

    Credits: 3

  • HIST 4424 - Museum Education

    This course exposes students to both the theory and practice of education in museums, historic sites, and other public history and cultural institutions. An emphasis is placed on the way that museum educators combine theory with practice when implementing educational programming. Major trends in the field of museum education are explored including K-12 education, museum-community partnerships, online learning, and audience engagement.

    Prerequisites: HIST 2112 and HIST 3100 

    Credits: 3

  • HIST 4425 - Oral History

    Focuses on the methods of taking, processing, and utilizing oral histories. Additional emphasis is placed on the study of planning, development, and operation of oral history projects for libraries, museums, corporations, and public history agencies.

    Prerequisites: HIST 2111 or HIST 2112 

    Credits: 3

  • HIST 4426 - Documentation and Interpretation of Historic Sites

    Explores the methods of documenting historic properties, especially as related to the National Register of Historic Places. Special emphasis is placed on completing a nomination for the National Register of Historic Places. Includes interpretation of historic sites for public exhibit.

    Prerequisites: HIST 2111 or HIST 2112 

    Credits: 3

  • HIST 4428 - The Third Reich

    This course draws a wide range of texts to place the Third Reich (1933-1945) in a broad historical context to understand its rise, causes, consequences, and legacies.

    Prerequisites: HIST 1111 and HIST 1112 

    Credits: 3

  • HIST 4430 - Museum Studies

    Provides a broad introduction to the museum world and the functions of museums in American society. Emphasis will be placed on historical museums. Subjects covered will include museum management, collections management, education, interpretation, exhibit design, ethics, and scholarly criticism of museums.

    Prerequisites: HIST 2111 or HIST 2112 

    Credits: 3

  • HIST 4435 - History and Memory

    This seminar experience examines the literature of public history and memory. Through readings and discussion the class will examine what we know about the past and how we know it, the changing interpretation of historical events over time, the shape and influence of historical memory, the politics of historical interpretation, and the public presentation of history.

    Prerequisites: HIST 2111 or HIST 2112 

    Credits: 3

  • HIST 4440 - Medieval Europe

    This course is a survey of the origins of European culture, this course focuses on the period between the fourth and the fourteenth centuries, during which time Europe achieved its own form of cultural unity distinct from that of its Mediterranean neighbors.

    Prerequisites: HIST 1100, or HIST 1111, or HIST 1112 

    Credits: 3

  • HIST 4442 - History of Religious Tolerance

    This course traces the origins of the concept of tolerance of the religious other, with a focus of content on medieval and Early Modern Europe. Besides the historical exploration of the topic and an examination of the emergence and development of the idea of religious toleration against a background of persecution and wars of religion, students also examine and discuss philosophical and practical aspects of religious tolerance today.

    Prerequisites: HIST 1111 or HIST 1112 

    Credits: 3

  • HIST 4444 - Renaissance and Reformation Europe

    A survey of the changing patterns of thought that radically altered European society between the 14th and 17th centuries. The renaissance of art, the triumph of individualism, the rise of Protestantism, and the reformation of the Church will be studied in their social, political, and intellectual contexts.

    Prerequisites: HIST 1111 or HIST 1112 

    Credits: 3

  • HIST 4445 - Age of Enlightenment

    A contextualized discussion of major developments in European thought during the eighteenth century. Topics include rationalism and the notion of the social applicability of science, the idea of progress, the critique of established religion, economic theories such as those of the Physiocrats, and epistemological interests as expressed in the Encyclopedie of Diderot and d'Alembert, as well as the increased cosmopolitanism and the importance of extra-European models (especially the Chinese Confucian model).

    Prerequisites: HIST 1111 or HIST 1112 

    Credits: 3

  • HIST 4451 - Civil War and Reconstruction

    Causes and development of the U.S. Civil War from 1830. Includes an analysis of the political, social, and economic aspects of the Reconstruction Era.

    Prerequisites: HIST 2111 or HIST 2112 

    Credits: 3

  • HIST 4453 - World War I

    This course provides an overview of the major issues and events surrounding the First World War, exposing students to its opposing governments, leaders, military forces, and major battles, aspects that shaped the conduct and outcome of this momentous international confrontation. It affords students an understanding of the political, military, and social histories of the war and the long-range political and social implications and consequences of the treaty that came at its conclusion.

    Prerequisites: HIST 1111 or HIST 1112 

    Credits: 3

  • HIST 4454 - Twentieth Century Europe

    A survey of European history from 1914 to the present. The course focuses on the main forces that have shaped Europe such as the Second Industrial Revolution and the development of mass society. It examines women's issues; the rise of Fascism; the impact of existentialism on philosophy, literature, and art; the collapse of Euro-communism; and progress toward European Union.

    Prerequisites: HIST 1111 or HIST 1112 

    Credits: 3

  • HIST 4456 - World War II

    A survey of the causes, events, and results of World War II. The course emphasizes military history and the global nature of the conflict but also examines the economic, political, and diplomatic aspects of the war.

    Prerequisites: HIST 1111 or HIST 1112 

    Credits: 3

  • HIST 4461 - Gilded Age & Progressive Era

    An examination of the expansion, industrialization, and urbanization of the United States in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and of the era's cultural, political, economic, intellectual, and social issues.

    Prerequisites: HIST 2111 or HIST 2112 

    Credits: 3

  • HIST 4471 - Recent United States History

    Recent United States History, 1939-present. Considers domestic political history, an overview of foreign policy, economic growth and change, and social and cultural reform movements.

    Prerequisites: HIST 2111 or HIST 2112 

    Credits: 3

  • HIST 4475 - War and Revolution in Southeast Asia

    Studies the responses of the traditional cultures of Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia to outside influences and modernizing forces in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries; considers both world wars and the Indochina Wars in the context of the Cold War and their impact on Europe and the United States.

    Prerequisites: (HIST 1111 or HIST 1112) and (HIST 2111 or HIST 2112)

    Credits: 3

  • HIST 4488 - Approaches to World History

    The course examines approaches to world history as a field of study, including important debates and controversies in the tradition, along with best practices in teaching world history. The course includes a consideration of recent developments on topics such as modernization and globalization and their significance in world history, philosophical perspectives on the importance of world history in today's secondary classrooms, world history lesson planning and teaching, and a 20 hour middle school field component.

    Prerequisites: Admission to the History Education Program; HIST 3271 

    Credits: 4

  • HIST 4490 - Special Topics in History

    The course treats topics of interest to both students and faculty.

    Prerequisites: (HIST 1100 or HIST 1111 or HIST 1112) and (HIST 2111 or HIST 2112)

    Credits: 3

  • HIST 4495 - Research Seminar in US History

    This seminar introduces students to the historiography of a particular topic or theme in US History. It requires students to develop an original research paper on the topic or theme using primary and secondary sources and reflecting standard practices within the discipline. 

    Prerequisites: HIST 3100; Departmental Approval.

    Credits: 3

  • HIST 4496 - Research Seminar in European History

    This seminar introduces students to the historiography of a particular topic or theme in European History. It requires students to develop an original research paper on the topic or theme using primary and secondary sources and reflecting standard practices within the discipline. 

    Prerequisites: HIST 3100; Departmental Approval.

    Credits: 3

  • HIST 4497 - Research Seminar in non-Western History

    This seminar introduces students to the historiography of a particular topic or theme of a particular region in the non-Western world. It requires students to develop an original research paper on the topic or theme using primary and secondary sources and reflecting standard practices within the discipline. 

    Prerequisites: HIST 3100; Departmental Approval.

    Credits: 3

  • HIST 4498 - Research Seminar in World History

    This seminar introduces students to the historiography of a particular topic or theme in World History, using the approaches of cross-cultural, transnational, or transregional history. It requires students to develop an original research paper on the topic or theme using primary and secondary sources and reflecting standard practices within the discipline. 

    Prerequisites: HIST 3100; Departmental Approval.

    Credits: 3

  • HIST 4499 - Senior Thesis in History

    A combined tutorial and seminar in which students research and write a senior thesis in addition to making a computer based presentation in class. 

    Prerequisites: HIST 3100 and (HIST 4495 or HIST 4496 or HIST 4497 or HIST 4498)

    Credits: 3

  • HIST 4558 - The Holocaust

    This course puts the Holocaust into historical perspective and reflects on what it reveals about genocide in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The course examines the roots of anti-Semitism, the rise of fascism in Europe as it relates to the ideology of the Nazi Party, and the implementation of the Final Solution. The structure and purpose of the ghettos and death camps is studied, as well as efforts to resist. The course concludes by looking at what contemporary representations of the Holocaust mean for a post-Shoah generation.

    Prerequisites: HIST 1100 or HIST 1111 or HIST 1112 

    Credits: 3

  • HIST 4640 - Modern Ireland

    This course surveys Irish history from 1700 to the present. The primary emphasis is on the political history of Ireland, but the course also seeks to convey an understanding of Irish economic, social and cultural history, as well as of the influence of the Irish in America. Major topics include Irish nationalism, Ulster unionism, the Famine, Irish revolutions, the Irish Civil War, and the Troubles.

    Prerequisites: HIST 1100 or HIST 1111 or HIST 1112 

    Credits: 3

  • HIST 4654 - Russia to 1861

    This course is a study of Russian history to 1861 that examines the cultural, social and political history from the origins of the Russian State in Kiev to the emancipation of the serfs.

    Prerequisites: HIST 1100, HIST 1111 or HIST 1112 

    Credits: 3

  • HIST 4655 - Russia Since 1861

    This course is a study of Russia since 1861 that examines the cultural, social and political history of Russia from the emancipation of the serfs to the present.

    Prerequisites: HIST 1100, HIST 1111 or HIST 1112 

    Credits: 3

  • HIST 4905 - History of the Atlantic World

    This course exposes students to the momentous socioeconomic transformations that occurred in the Atlantic basin in the wake of Christopher Columbus's voyage of 1492. The changes were engendered by the convergence of diverse cultural groups and the complex social and economic networks that they established in the Atlantic basin. Students examine the complex interconnections, the consequences, and the resultant new social and economic institutions which significantly informed our contemporary world.

    Prerequisites: HIST 1100, or HIST 1111, or HIST 1112 

    Credits: 3

  • HIST 4911 - Themes in American Environmental History

    This course focuses on the interaction of the natural environment and human societies in North America from approximately 1500 to the present. Topics include colonial and imperial expansion, industrialization and the rise of modern technological systems, agricultural intensification, the development of contemporary environmental thinking, and the origins of the modern environmental movement. Selected themes present American environmental history within a global context.

    Prerequisites: (HIST 1100, HIST 1111 or HIST 1112) and (HIST 2111 or HIST 2112)

    Credits: 3

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  • HIED 4490 - Special Topics in History Education

    Selected special topics of interest to faculty and students.

    Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor and department chair.

    Credits: 1-6

  • HIED 4498 - Internship in Teaching Social Studies (6-12)

    Student teaching experience in social studies for provisionally certified teachers. Supervision will be in collaboration with a mentor-teacher in a local school and a specialist in social studies education. Twelve (12) hours of this internship will automatically substitute for SSED 4475. Proof of professional liability insurance. Students are responsible for their own school placements.  

    Prerequisites: Provisional teaching license issued by State of Georgia, full-time employment teaching social studies (7-12).

    Credits: 12

  • HIED 4550 - Methods of History Education

    This course is an examination and application of curriculum issues, learning theories, teaching strategies, instructional materials, and assessment procedures for teaching secondary social sciences in the multicultural and diverse classrooms of today. Emphasis is on those practices suggested by research in secondary social science education and encouraged by our accrediting agencies.

    Prerequisites: Pre-Service Certificate; Admission to Yearlong Clinical Experience

    Credits: 3

  • HIED 4650 - Yearlong Clinical Experience I

    This course is the first semester of an intensive and extensive co-teaching yearlong clinical experience in history education. Under the guidance of a collaborating teacher and university supervisor and working in a diverse environment that includes students with exceptionalities and English learners, candidates practice professional competencies that impact student achievement. This experience includes regularly scheduled professional seminars. Proof of liability is required.

    Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education, Admission to Yearlong Clinical Experience, Issued Pre-service Certificate, HIST 3271 and HIST 4488 

    Credits: 6

  • HIED 4660 - Yearlong Clinical Experience II

    This course is the second semester of an intensive and extensive co-teaching yearlong clinical experience in history education. Under the guidance of a collaborating teacher and university supervisor and working in a diverse environment that includes students with exceptionalities and English learners, candidates practice professional competencies that impact student achievement. This experience includes regularly scheduled professional seminars and the completion of a content pedagogy assessment. Proof of liability insurance is required.

    Prerequisites: HIED 4550, HIED 4650 GACE eligibility and Educator Ethics Assessment 370. GPA of at least 3.0 in content course work and permission of the program coordinator.

    Credits: 6

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  • PHIL 2100 - Values and Society

    The course is a philosophical examination of contemporary values and their place within society from a global perspective, focusing on issues of global inequality, cultural relativism, and the question of a global ethic.

    Prerequisites: ENGL 1101 

    Credits: 3

  • PHIL 2110 - Religions of the World

    The course is a study of selected world religions with concentration on the origin and major periods of the conceptual, scriptural, and doctrinal development of these religions. Some topics include the nature and identity of religious experience, hermeneutics, mysticism, religious practice, and the place of religion in contemporary society.

    Prerequisites: ENGL 1101 

    Credits: 3

  • PHIL 2200 - Ways of Knowing

    A philosophical, critical examination of the different ways of knowing and thinking in the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences including ethical and religious perspectives. Emphasis is on the nature and purpose of philosophical inquiry as applied to selected issues within philosophy and the broader implications of these methods and questions for other disciplines and in everyday contexts.

    Credits: 3

  • PHIL 2500 - Logic

    The course is an introduction to deductive logic with focus on the theoretical and practical aspects of categorical propositions and syllogisms, truth function logic, the method of natural deduction, and predicate logic.

    Prerequisites: ENGL 1102 and MATH 1101 (or equivalent).

    Credits: 3

  • PHIL 2700 - Methods and Themes in Comparative Philosophy

    This course focuses on differing methods and conceptions of philosophical thought and practice articulated primarily in Non-Western traditions.  Students develop skills in close reading of texts, analyzing concepts orally and in writing, and understanding the significance of historical/social contexts in the formation of philosophical traditions. Themes may address topics such as conceptions of reality, self, and society. Philosophies considered may include East Asian, South Asian, Latin American, African, Middle Eastern, and Indigenous.  

    Prerequisites: ENGL 1101 

    Credits: 3

  • PHIL 3000 - Ancient and Medieval Philosophy

    The course is a study of the topics, problems, and doctrines of ancient and medieval western philosophers including the pre-Socratics, Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, and Aquinas.

    Prerequisites: ENGL 1102 

    Credits: 3

  • PHIL 3010 - Modern Western Philosophy

    The course is a study of the topics, problems, and doctrines of modern western philosophers beginning with Descartes and concluding with Kant.

    Prerequisites: ENGL 1102 

    Credits: 3

  • PHIL 3020 - American Philosophy

    The course is a study of major topics and philosophers in the United States from the colonial period through the twentieth century including Jefferson, Emerson, Royce, DuBois, James, and Dewey.

    Prerequisites: ENGL 1102 

    Credits: 3

  • PHIL 3030 - Existentialism

    A study of Existentialism and Phenomenology including their historical roots in the nineteenth century, their major exponents of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and their impact on philosophy, literature, and other academic disciplines.

    Prerequisites: ENGL 1102 

    Credits: 3

  • PHIL 3100 - Ethics

    The course is a study of the major approaches to ethical thought and the applicability of these approaches to selected issues in the humanities, sciences, and professional areas including business, medicine, and education.

    Prerequisites: ENGL 1102 

    Credits: 3

  • PHIL 3110 - Social and Political Philosophy

    The course is a survey of the foundational figures and texts in the history of social and political philosophy, with focus on the concepts of freedom, obligation, authority, power, legitimacy, and social differences in the formulation of the purpose and foundation of political society.

    Prerequisites: ENGL 1102 

    Credits: 3

  • PHIL 3120 - Philosophies of Peace

    Philosophies of Peace introduces students to the texts, figures, movements, theories, and practices in the study of peace from western and non-western perspectives. Figures may include Tolstoy, Gandhi, and Thoreau. Selected topics include just war theory, positive and negative peace, nonviolence, and art and peace.

    Prerequisites: ENGL 1102  

    Credits: 3

  • PHIL 3130 - Feminist Philosophy

    The course is a study of the main currents of feminist philosophy, including criticisms of traditional philosophical paradigms and new frameworks for approaching the diversity of human experience.

    Prerequisites: ENGL 1102 

    Credits: 3

  • PHIL 3200 - Asian Philosophy

    The course is a survey of the major texts, figures, and schools in the philosophies of India, China, and Japan. Texts include the Vedas , Upanishands , Analects , and Zhuangzi . Major figures include Shankara, Patanjali, Confucius, Mencius, Dogen, and Nishida.

    Prerequisites: ENGL 1102 

    Credits: 3

  • PHIL 3210 - Latin American and Caribbean Philosophy

    This course is a survey of the central concepts, themes, and figures of Latin American and Caribbean philosophy. Some of these figures may include: Enrique Dussel, Lewis Gordon, Frantz Fanon, Sylvia Wynter, Maria Lugones, and Jose Marti.

    Prerequisites: ENGL 1102 

    Credits: 3

  • PHIL 4000 - Nineteenth Century Western Philosophy

    The course is a survey of post-Kantian thought in continental Europe and/or the Anglo-American world with focus on the concepts of critique, history, modernity, idealism, and the significance of the human sciences. Figures may include Mill, Hegel, and Marx.

    Prerequisites: ENGL 1102 

    Credits: 3

  • PHIL 4010 - Contemporary Western Philosophy

    The course is a study of major movements in twentieth century western philosophy, including positivism, pragmatism, phenomenology, philosophy of language, and post-modernism, and of the impact of these philosophical movements on other areas including the arts, sciences, and politics.

    Prerequisites: ENGL 1102 

    Credits: 3

  • PHIL 4030 - Phenomenology

    This course introduces students to a selection of major themes in phenomenology. Students reflect on the phenomenological method and critically examine the justifications phenomenologists give for their claims. The course also takes a comparative approach insofar as students will be encouraged to identify and explore parallels between different positions and practices (East and West) within a broadly speaking phenomenological framework.

    Prerequisites: ENGL 1102 

    Credits: 3

  • PHIL 4200 - Indian Philosophy

    The course is a study of important texts, schools, and figures of the Indian philosophical and cultural tradition. Texts include the Vedsa , Upanishads , Bhagavad-Gita , and Yoga Sutras . Figures include Buddha, Mahavira, Patanjali, Sankara, Ramakrishna, Aurobindo, and Gandhi.

    Prerequisites: ENGL 1102 

    Credits: 3

  • PHIL 4210 - Chinese Philosophy

    The course is a study of the representative thinkers and schools in the Chinese philosophical and cultural tradition starting in the classical period. Important figures include Confucius, Zhuangzi, Mencius, Sunzi, and Huananzi.

    Prerequisites: ENGL 1102 

    Credits: 3

  • PHIL 4220 - Japanese Philosophy

    The course is a survey of Japanese philosophical thought from ancient times to the present, including its cultural, religious, ethical, and aesthetic dimensions. While providing a broad overview of the development of Shinto, Confucianism, and Buddhism in the Japanese context, the course also examines the contributions of contemporary Japanese thinkers to world thought.

    Prerequisites: ENGL 1102 

    Credits: 3

  • PHIL 4400 - Directed Study

    Special topics of an advanced nature not in the regular course offerings.

    Prerequisites: Approval of the instructor and department chair prior to registration.

    Credits: 1-3

  • PHIL 4450 - Major Figures in Philosophy

    An in-depth examination of a major figure in western or non-western philosophy from the ancient to contemporary periods. Figures may include Plato, Aristotle, Confucius, Patanjali, Dogen, Spinoza, Irigaray, Heidegger, and James. Course may be repeated if the course content is different.

    Prerequisites: At least two upper-division courses in philosophy or permission of the instructor.

    Credits: 3

  • PHIL 4460 - Major Themes in Philosophy

    An in-depth examination of a major theme in the history of philosophy. Topics may include time, justice, love and friendship, beauty, materialism, aesthetics, epistemology, and metaphysics. 

    Prerequisites: At least two upper-division courses in philosophy or permission of the instructor.

    Credits: 3

  • PHIL 4490 - Special Topics in Philosophy

    A study of selected topics within philosophy.

    Prerequisites: ENGL 1102 

    Credits: 1-3

  • PHIL 4499 - Senior Seminar

    The course is a combined tutorial and seminar in which students research and write a senior thesis in addition to making a computer-based presentation in class.

    Prerequisites: Departmental Approval; PHIL 4450 or PHIL 4460, with C or better.

    Credits: 3

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