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MTSU offers a multitude of opportunities for hands-on experience in the study of history and encourages critical thinking and original research. The program emphasizes pubic history, with MTSU among the first American universities to embrace the field. Faculty members include book authors and editors, officers in learned societies, and contributors to journals. A media lab allows students to integrate filmmaking, web design, and other new media into their programs.

Center leads historic preservation efforts

Center leads historic preservation efforts

The Center for Historic Preservation, a national leader, works with historic properties including one related to voting rights in Selma, Alabama. It administers the Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area, Rural African American Church Survey, Tennessee Century Farms, and Teaching with Primary Sources Across Tennessee programs. 

Gore Center collects papers for research

Gore Center collects papers for research

MTSU's Albert Gore Research Center preserves primary source materials related to Tennessee history, serves as the University archive, and provides public programming. The papers of former congressman/senator Albert Gore Sr. (‘32) form the cornerstone of the collection. In 2012, the Gore Center and the Center for Popular Music presented a history of political songs/jingles online.

MTSU graduates are hired by universities and school systems, historic sites, state agencies, private consulting firms, historical agencies, historic preservation organizations, exhibit design firms, Main Street programs, museums, archives, and planning commissions throughout the nation. Public historians work in a wide range of professional settings with public audiences of all ages.


Employers of MTSU alumni include

  • National Trust for Historic Preservation
  • National Park Service
  • Tennessee State Library and Archives
  • Belmont Mansion
  • Rutherford County Archives
  • Special Collections Research Center at North Carolina State University

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Associate Professor
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Dr. Emily Baran
Assistant Professor
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Dr. James Beeby
Department Chair
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Dr. Joe Bonica
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Dr. Thomas Bynum
Associate Professor
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Dr. Yuan-Ling Chao
Professor
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Dr. Rebecca Conard
Professor | Director, Public History
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Dr. Mark Doyle
Assistant Professor
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Dr. Suzanne Sutherland Duchacek
Assistant Professor
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Dr. Mary Evins
Associate Professor
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Dr. Louis Haas
Associate Professor
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Dr. Doug Heffington
Director, Global Studies
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Professor | Director, Undergraduate Program
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Professor of History, Director of Public History
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Dr. Rebecca McIntyre
Associate Professor, History Day Coordinator
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Dr. Susan Myers-Shirk
Professor, Director, History Department General Ed
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The undergraduate degree in history comes in two forms: the B.A. in History and the B.A. in History with Teacher Licensure.

A minor in history is also offered. The department additionally coordinates interdisciplinary minors in African American Studies; Media, History, and Culture; Environment and Human Society; Medieval Studies; Southern Studies; Twentieth-Century European Studies; American Culture; and War, Policy, and Security.

Three graduate degrees are available: the M.A. in History, the M.A. in History with emphasis in Public History, and the Ph.D. in Public History.

Students in the Master of Arts in History program may choose a major field in United States or European History, but graduate classes in global history can fulfill requirements for the minor field.

Students in the Master of Arts in History program with an emphasis in Public History may choose one of four areas: historic preservation, cultural resource management, museum management, and archival management. Heritage tourism studies and oral history are also significant faculty strengths.

MTSU's Ph.D. program, which began in 2005, is the first to declare public history as the major field of study. The innovative, practice-based, individualized program of study is offered in partnership with the Center for Historic Preservation and the Center for Popular Music.

History (B.A.) History Teacher Licensure 

An academic map is a suggested four-year schedule of courses based on degree requirements in the undergraduate catalog. This sample schedule serves as a general guideline to help build a full schedule each term. Milestones, courses, and special requirements necessary for timely progress to complete a major are designated to keep you on track to graduate in four years. Missing milestones could delay your program. 

This map based on the 2013-2014 undergraduate catalog is not a substitute for academic advisement - contact your advisor if you have any questions about scheduling or about your degree requirements. Also see the current undergraduate catalog (catalog.mtsu.edu) for a complete list of requirements and electives.Note: Requirements are continually under revision, and there is no guarantee they will not be changed or revoked; contact the department and/or program area for current information. 

You may choose to attend a summer term to reduce your load during fall or spring terms but still stay on track to graduate in four years (see below). NOTE: Learning Support courses will alter the sequences on this map.

History Academic Map

Department of History
Middle Tennessee State University | Murfreesboro


Suggested Fall/Spring and Summer/Fall/Spring Four-Year Schedule

Refer to the scholarships website for information regarding use of the Lottery Scholarship for the summer term.

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FRESHMAN FALL FRESHMAN SPRING
CourseHoursMilestones/Notes CourseHoursMilestones/Notes
ENGL 1010 (Comm)3  ENGL 1020 (Comm)3 
COMM 2200 (Comm)3  Foreign language 10203 
Foreign language 10103  HIST 1020 or HIST 11203
HIST 1010 or HIST 1110 (Hum/FA)3  Nat Sci (Rubric 1)4 
Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 1)3  MATH (Math)3 
SUBTOTAL15  SUBTOTAL16 
SOPHOMORE FALL SOPHOMORE SPRING
ENGL 2020, ENGL 2030, or HUM 2610 (Hum/FA)3  Foreign language 20203Language completed
Foreign language 20103  Hum/FA (Rubric 2)3 
Nat Sci (Rubric 2)4  Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 2)3 
HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303  HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303 
Minor course3Chosen from approved Bachelor of Arts list Minor course 3 
SUBTOTAL16  SUBTOTAL15 
JUNIOR FALL JUNIOR SPRING
HIST 3010 or HIST 30113Upper-division Minor course3 
Minor course3  Minor course3Upper-division
General elective3  Global history elective3Upper-division
European history elective3Upper-division European history elective3Upper-division
U.S. history elective3Upper-division U.S. history elective3Upper-division
SUBTOTAL15  SUBTOTAL15Submit Upper-Division and Intent to Graduate forms
SENIOR FALL SENIOR SPRING
Minor course3Upper-division Minor course (for 18-hour minor)3Upper-division
Global history elective3Upper-division General elective3Upper-division
History elective3Upper-division General elective3 
General elective3Upper-division History elective3Upper-division
General elective3  General elective1 
SUBTOTAL15  SUBTOTAL13 
NOTE: The program requirements in the junior and senior years may be taken in a different sequence if needed. Consult your advisor.

TOTAL HOURS IN PROGRAM: 120

FRESHMAN FALL FRESHMAN SPRING
ENGL 1010 (Comm)3  ENGL 1020 (Comm)3 
COMM 2200 (Comm)3  Foreign language 10203 
Foreign language 10103  HIST 1020 or HIST 11203
HIST 1010 or HIST 1110 (Hum/FA)3  Nat Sci (Rubric 1)4 
SUBTOTAL12  SUBTOTAL13 
FRESHMAN SUMMER
Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 1)3  MATH (Math)3 
SUBTOTAL3  SUBTOTAL3 
SOPHOMORE FALL SOPHOMORE SPRING
ENGL 2020, ENGL 2030, or HUM 2610 (Hum/FA)3  Foreign language 20203Language completed
Foreign language 20103  Nat Sci (Rubric 2)4 
Hum/FA (Rubric 2)3  Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 2)3 
Minor course3Chosen from approved Bachelor of Arts list Minor course3 
SUBTOTAL12  SUBTOTAL13Submit upper-division and Intent to Graduate forms
SOPHOMORE SUMMER
HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303  HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303 
SUBTOTAL3  SUBTOTAL3 
JUNIOR FALL JUNIOR SPRING
HIST 3010 or HIST 30113Upper-division Global history elective3Upper-division
Minor course3  European history elective3Upper-division
European history elective3Upper-division U.S. history elective3Upper-division
U.S. history elective3Upper-division Minor course3 
SUBTOTAL12  SUBTOTAL12Submit Upper-Division and Intent to Graduate forms
JUNIOR SUMMER
Minor course3Upper-division Minor course3Upper-division
SUBTOTAL3  SUBTOTAL3 
SENIOR FALL SENIOR SPRING
Global history elective3Upper-division History elective3Upper-division
History elective3Upper-division General elective3Upper-division
General elective3  General elective3Upper-division
Minor (for 18-hour minor)3Upper-division General elective3 
General elective3  General elective1 
SUBTOTAL15  SUBTOTAL13 
NOTE: The program requirements in the junior and senior years may be taken in a different sequence if needed. Consult your advisor.

TOTAL HOURS IN PROGRAM: 120

Graduation information may be accessed here.



History Teacher Licensure Academic Map

Department of History
Middle Tennessee State University | Murfreesboro


Suggested Fall/Spring and Summer/Fall/Spring Four-Year Schedule

Refer to the scholarships website for information regarding use of the Lottery Scholarship for the summer term.

Click here for printer friendly academic map.

FRESHMAN FALL FRESHMAN SPRING
CourseHoursMilestones/Notes CourseHoursMilestones/Notes
ENGL 1010 (Comm)3  ENGL 1020 (Comm)3 
COMM 2200 (Comm)3  Foreign language 20203 
Foreign language 20103Requires testing out of 1010 and 1020 HIST 11203
HIST 1110 (Hum/FA)3  Nat Sci (Rubric 1)4 
Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 1)3  MATH (Math)3 
SUBTOTAL15See licensure advisor or College of Educ. SUBTOTAL16 
SOPHOMORE FALL SOPHOMORE SPRING
ENGL 2020, ENGL 2030, or HUM 2610 (Hum/FA)3  Nat Sci (Rubric 2)4 
Hum/FA (Rubric 2)3  HIST 2010 or HIST 20203 
HIST 2010 or HIST 20203  YOED 25003Prereq: See catalog
Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 2)3  Minor course3 
Minor course3Chosen from approved Bachelor of Arts list    
SUBTOTAL15Apply for admission to teacher education SUBTOTAL13 
JUNIOR FALL JUNIOR SPRING
HIST 3010 or 30113HIST 3011 preferred;
must earn C- or higher YOED 33003Prereq: See catalog
Global history elective3Upper-division Global history elective3Upper-division
European history elective3Upper-division European history elective3Upper-division
U.S. history elective3Upper-division U.S. history elective3Upper-division
Minor course3  Minor course3 
YOED 30003Prereq: See catalog Minor course3 
SUBTOTAL18Submit Upper-Division and Intent to Graduate forms SUBTOTAL18 
SENIOR FALL SENIOR SPRING
YOED 40309Prereq: See catalog YOED 440012Prereq: See catalog
History elective3Upper-division    
HIST 20303     
SUBTOTAL15  SUBTOTAL12 
NOTE: History majors must meet with their advisors at least once each semester.
NOTE: The program requirements in the junior and senior years may be taken in a different sequence if needed. Consult your advisor.

TOTAL HOURS IN PROGRAM: 122 (for 15-hour minor)*

FRESHMAN FALL FRESHMAN SPRING
ENGL 1010 (Comm)3  ENGL 1020 (Comm)3 
COMM 2200 (Comm)3  Foreign language 20203 
Foreign language 20103Requires testing out of 1010 and 1020 HIST 1110 (Hum/FA)3 
Nat Sci (Rubric 1)4  Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 1)3 
    HIST 2010 or HIST 20203 
SUBTOTAL13See licensure advisor or College of Educ. SUBTOTAL15 
SOPHOMORE FALL SOPHOMORE SPRING
HIST 2010 or HIST 20203  HIST 20303 
HIST 11203  Nat Sci (Rubric 2)4 
Hum/FA (Rubric 2)3  YOED 25003Prereq: See catalog
Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 2) 3  HIST 3010 or 30113HIST 3011 preferred;
must earn C- or higher
Minor course3Chosen from approved Bachelor of Arts list    
SUBTOTAL15Apply for adm. to teacher education. SUBTOTAL13 
SOPHOMORE SUMMER
MATH (Math)3  ENGL 2020, ENGL 2030, or HUM 2610 (Hum/FA)3 
SUBTOTAL3  SUBTOTAL3 
JUNIOR FALL JUNIOR SPRING
YOED 30003Prereq: See catalog YOED 33003Prereq: See catalog
Global history elective3Upper-division European history elective3Upper-division
European history elective3Upper-division U.S. history elective3Upper-division
U.S. history elective3Upper-division Global history elective3Upper-division
Minor course3  Minor course3 
SUBTOTAL15Submit Upper-Division and Intent to Graduate forms SUBTOTAL15 
JUNIOR SUMMER
Minor course3  Minor course3 
SUBTOTAL3  SUBTOTAL3 
SENIOR FALL SENIOR SPRING
YOED 40309Prereq: See catalog YOED 440012Prereq: See catalog
History elective3Upper-division   
SUBTOTAL12  SUBTOTAL12 
NOTE: History majors must meet with their advisors at least once each semester.
NOTE: The program requirements in the junior and senior years may be taken in a different sequence if needed. Consult your advisor.

TOTAL HOURS IN PROGRAM: 122 (for 15-hour minor)*

Graduation information may be accessed here.

History

HIST 1010 - Survey Western Civilization I
3 credit hours
A survey of Western humanity from the earliest cultures to 1715. May be used to satisfy one part of the General Education Humanities and/or Fine Arts requirement. HIST 1010 is NOT a prerequisite for HIST 1020.

HIST 1020 - Survey Western Civilization II
3 credit hours
A survey of Western humanity since 1715. May be used to satisfy one part of the General Education Humanities and/or Fine Arts requirement.

HIST 1110 - Survey World Civilization I
3 credit hours
A global approach to history, with cultural interchange as a major thematic focus; reasons for the rise and decline of civilizations. May be used to satisfy one part of the General Education Humanities and/or Fine Arts requirement. HIST 1110 is NOT a prerequisite for HIST 1120.

HIST 1120 - Survey World Civilization II
3 credit hours
The impact of Western expansion upon the indigenous civilizations of Asia, Africa, and the Americas; their mutual interchange in the creation of the modern world. May be used to satisfy one part of the General Education Humanities and/or Fine Arts requirement.

HIST 2010 - Survey of United States History I
3 credit hours
Survey of the political, economic, social, cultural, and diplomatic phases of American life in its regional, national, and international aspects. HIST 2010 discusses the era from the beginning to 1877. HIST 2020 discusses the era from 1877 to the present. These courses are prerequisite for all advanced courses in American history and satisfy the General Education History requirement. HIST 2010 is NOT a prerequisite for HIST 2020.

HIST 2020 - Survey of United States History II
3 credit hours
Survey of the political, economic, social, cultural, and diplomatic phases of American life in its regional, national, and international aspects. HIST 2010 discusses the era from the beginning to 1877. HIST 2020 discusses the era from 1877 to the present. These courses are prerequisite for all advanced courses in American history and satisfy the General Education History requirement. HIST 2010 is NOT a prerequisite for HIST 2020.

HIST 2030 - Tennessee History
3 credit hours
The role of the state in the development of the nation. May be used to satisfy one part of the General Education History requirement.

HIST 2040 - Survey African American History I
3 credit hours
(Same as AAS 2040.) The role of African Americans in establishing and shaping the American nation. Covers their historical development and contributions to American art, music, literature, and religion.

HIST 2050 - Survey African American History II
3 credit hours
(Same as AAS 2050.) The role of African Americans in shaping the American nation and creating a twentieth-century racial identity. Covers their historical development and examines their contributions to American art, music, literature, and religion.

HIST 3010 - The Historian's Craft
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: Six hours of HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 2030. Investigates the full range of activities of professional historians, teaches skills of research and writing history, and prepares students to enter the professional job market or to seek further education. Required for all History majors. Grade of C- or above is required.

HIST 3011 - Teaching Historical Thinking
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: Six hours of HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 2030. Offers preparation for learning to think historically and developing that skill in middle and high school students and to people in public settings including planning, developing, and implementing lesson plans and assessing their results. Either HIST 3010 or HIST 3011 fulfills the History major requirement . Grade of C- or above is required.  

HIST 3012 - University and Community History Project
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: Six hours of HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 2030. In-depth field study of some aspect of MTSU or local community history through the use of oral history methods and historical research. Interview skills and public presentation of findings emphasized. Topics vary.

HIST 3020 - Topics in American History
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: Six hours of HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 2030. A detailed analysis of a topic pertinent to U.S. history. Topics vary from year to year. May be taken more than once for credit with different topic.

HIST 3030 - Topics in African American History
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: Six hours of HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 2030. A seminar course exploring selected topics and problems in the African-American experience since 1619. Possible topics include the Great Migration, the life and work of Malcolm X, Pan-Africanism, Caribbean enslavement, the African American church, the African American woman, African American education, and the Harlem Renaissance.  May repeat for up to six credit hours.

HIST 3040 - Topics in American Cultural History
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: Six hours of HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 2030 Literature, arts, social sciences, and popular culture examined with regard to a particular topic (such as the history of morality or the history of cultural rebellion) in order to understand how Americans have reacted to conflicting values in society. May be taken more than once for credit with different topic (up to six credit hours).

HIST 3050 - Topics in Southern Studies
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: Six hours of HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 2030. Detailed examination of a particular topic important to the region's society, life, and development. May be taken more than once for credit with different topic.

HIST 3070 - Topics in World History
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Three hours of HIST 1010, HIST 1020, HIST 1110, or HIST 1120. A detailed examination of a topic pertinent to world history. Topics vary. May be taken more than once for credit with different topic.

HIST 3080 - Topics in Modern Middle East History
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Three hours of HIST 1010, HIST 1020, HIST 1110, or HIST 1120. A major problem or political or social development in the contemporary Middle East. May be taken more than once for credit with different topic (up to six credit hours).

HIST 3090 - Topics in European History
1 to 3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Three hours of HIST 1010, HIST 1020, HIST 1110, or HIST 1120. A detailed examination of a topic pertinent to European history. May be taken more than once for credit with different topic.

HIST 3110 - Explorations in Public History
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: Six hours of HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 2030. Historical artifacts with special emphasis on eighteenth- and nineteenth-century American architecture and furnishings. Related work in techniques of genealogical research. Readings, discussions, reports, and field trips.

HIST 3115 - Geography of Tennessee and the South
3 credit hours
(Same as GEOG 3120.) Geography's influence upon on Tennessee and the American South's development in local, regional, national, and global contexts. Examines the physical, cultural, political, and economic geographies and their role in shaping the state and region.

HIST 3120 - Military History of the United States
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: Six hours of HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 2030. Particular emphasis on land warfare; examines battles, campaigns, and wars and the military's relationship to American governmental, societal, technological, and managerial patterns.

HIST 3125 - First World War
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: HIST 1020 or HIST 1120. Explores the causes of the war; the conflict's vast geographic extent; the dramatic changes in combat brought by such weapons as improved field artillery, poison gas, airplanes, and submarines; the war's reworking of the values and structures of western civilization; the war's long-lasting ripple effects in the Middle East, the former Russian Empire, Africa, the Pacific, and the newly powerful United States.

HIST 3125 - First World War
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: HIST 1020 or HIST 1120. Explores the causes of the war; the conflict's vast geographic extent; the dramatic changes in combat brought by such weapons as improved field artillery, poison gas, airplanes, and submarines; the war's reworking of the values and structures of western civilization; the war's long-lasting ripple effects in the Middle East, the former Russian Empire, Africa, the Pacific, and the newly powerful United States.  

HIST 3130 - The Vietnam War
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Three hours of HIST 1010, HIST 1020, HIST 1110, or HIST 1120. Examines military, diplomatic, political, and cultural aspects of the Vietnam War. Causes of the war; interplay between military, diplomatic, and domestic policy; historical memory of the conflict through analysis of texts, oral histories, films, and material culture.

HIST 3150 - Twentieth Century Global History
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Three hours of HIST 1010, HIST 1020, HIST 1110, or HIST 1120. An integrated examination of major themes and selected area studies of the twentieth century. Themes include the world system, colonialism, the Great Depression, both world wars, the cold war, emergence of independent countries, economic globalization and dependency, religious stirrings, urbanization, massive migrations, social revolution, and the postindustrial world.

HIST 3160 - Study Abroad in Africa
6 credit hours
Prerequisite: Three hours of HIST 1010, HIST 1020, HIST 1110, or HIST 1120.Theoretical as well as first-hand experience on the history and cultures of Africa. Course may not be repeated for additional history hours.

HIST 3180 - History of Modern War in Film
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: Six hours of HIST 2010,  HIST 2020, or HIST 2030. Modern war as presented in major motion pictures. Analyzes the cultural responses to war in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries through movies made about war.

HIST 3720 - Cultural Ecology
3 credit hours
(Same as ANTH 3720; GEOG 3720.) Prerequisite: 3 hours anthropology or geography. Comparison of ecological systems utilized by tribal, peasant, and industrialized peoples of the world. Special attention paid to the theoretical approaches examining the interface of the environment and culture, the evolution of modes of subsistence, and contemporary development and indigenous people.

HIST 3870 - Doing Digital History
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: Six hours of HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 2030. Students research primary and secondary sources on local, family, or Middle Tennessee State University history or historical topic for which primary sources readily available. Cameras, laptop computers, and audio equipment provided; students work in iMovie or more advanced filmmaking technology. Oral history methodology discussed. NOTE: Students must have a basic competence with current computer hardware and software.

HIST 4010 - Colonial America
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: Six hours of HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 2030. Exploration and colonization of North America, relations between Native Americans, Europeans, Africans, and colonial societies in the context of the Atlantic world from 1492 to 1760.

HIST 4020 - The American Revolution
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: Six hours of HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 2030. Examines the period from the Seven Years' War through the War of 1812, while emphasizing political, social, intellectual, and economic developments in the new United States.

HIST 4030 - Jacksonian America, 1815-1850
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: Six hours of HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 2030. Major political, social, and economic developments in the awakening of American nationalism, Jacksonian democracy, expansionism, and the Mexican War.

HIST 4040 - Civil War and Reconstruction
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: Six hours of HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 2030. Examines various causes of the war, the military and political history of the war years, and the legacy of the war in Reconstruction, the Lost Cause, and American social and economic developments through World War I.

HIST 4045 - The Great Depression
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: HIST 2020. Examines the roots, causes, and outcomes of the American Great Depression, 1929-1941.

HIST 4050 - Modern America, 1877-1914
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: Six hours of HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 2030. The nature and consequences of the shift of the United States from an agrarian to an urban and industrialized society between Reconstruction and World War I.

HIST 4060 - Modern America, 1914-1945
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: Six hours of HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 2030.The increasing involvement of the United States in world affairs from World War I through World War II and the social and political consequences of economic complexity which resulted in prosperity, depression, and the New Deal.

HIST 4070 - Modern America, Post-1945
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: Six hours of HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 2030. The major social, political, economic, and diplomatic developments in the history of the United States from 1945 to the present with particular emphasis on the role of government.

HIST 4140 - The United States West
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: Six hours of HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 2030. Emphasis on the area west of the Mississippi River from pre-contact to the twenty-first century. Explores major social, political, economic, and environmental issues with particular attention to race, class, gender, and the original inhabitants.

HIST 4210 - Middle Ages
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Three hours of HIST 1010, HIST 1020, HIST 1110, or HIST 1120.The progress of medieval civilization with emphasis on the period from 1100 to 1300.

HIST 4220 - Renaissance Europe
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Three hours of HIST 1010, HIST 1020, HIST 1110, or HIST 1120. Examines the political, economic, social, intellectual, and cultural developments of Italy, France, England, Germany, and the Low Countries during the fourteenth through the seventeenth centuries.

HIST 4230 - Reformation Europe
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Three hours of HIST 1010, HIST 1020, HIST 1110, or HIST 1120. Examines the political, economic, social, intellectual, and cultural developments of Italy, France, England, Germany, and the Low Countries during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

HIST 4260 - France Since 1870
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Three hours of HIST 1010, HIST 1020, HIST 1110, or HIST 1120.The social, political, intellectual, cultural, and economic history of France from the origins of the Third Republic to the present.

HIST 4270 - Europe 1815-1900
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Three hours of HIST 1010, HIST 1020, HIST 1110, or HIST 1120. Nineteenth-century Europe.

HIST 4280 - Europe 1900-1945
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Three hours of HIST 1010, HIST 1020, HIST 1110, or HIST 1120. Europe in the early twentieth century with emphasis on the expansion of democracy, continued industrialization, total war, and totalitarian ideologies.

HIST 4290 - Europe Since 1945
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Three hours of HIST 1010, HIST 1020, HIST 1110, or HIST 1120. Major European countries and European themes from 1945 to the present.

HIST 4320 - Germany Since 1870
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Three hours of HIST 1010, HIST 1020, HIST 1110, or HIST 1120. History of Germany from national unification in 1871 through its reunification in the contemporary world. Emphasis on the major social, cultural, political, intellectual, and economic developments of the period as they relate to both German men and women. The history of the Austro-Hungarian empire (1867-1918) and the modern Austrian state also included.

HIST 4330 - Russia to the Twentieth Century
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Three hours of HIST 1010, HIST 1020, HIST 1110, or HIST 1120. Russian history from its beginnings to the end of the nineteenth century.

HIST 4340 - Russia in the Twentieth Century
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Three hours of HIST 1010, HIST 1020, HIST 1110, or HIST 1120. A continuation of 4330 emphasizing the Revolution and the Soviet era.

HIST 4341 - Historical Geography
3 credit hours
(Same as GEOG 4340.) Prerequisite: GEOG 2000  or permission of instructor. The changing human geography of the United States during four centuries of settlement and development. Emphasis on changing population patterns as well as patterns of urban and rural settlement.

HIST 4360 - Britain in the Nineteenth Century
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Three hours of HIST 1010, HIST 1020, HIST 1110, or HIST 1120. Political, economic, diplomatic, military, and cultural developments from the end of the Napoleonic era to Gladstone's retirement in 1894.

HIST 4361 - Cultural Geography
3 credit hours
(Same as GEOG 4360.) Prerequisite: GEOG 2000 or permission of instructor. Description and explanation of spatial patterns and ecological relationships in human culture. Emphasis on "reading" the cultural landscapes.

HIST 4370 - Britain in the Twentieth Century
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Three hours of HIST 1010, HIST 1020, HIST 1110, or HIST 1120. Political, military, imperial, economic, and social history of a changing Britain in its century of total war, imperial decline, and economic readjustment.

HIST 4380 - History of Ireland
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: 3 hours from HIST 1010, HIST 1020, HIST 1110, or HIST 1120. Examines the major social, cultural, economic, and political developments in Irish history, focusing especially on the complex relationship between Ireland and England from the seventeenth century to the present.

HIST 4410 - Classical History
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Three hours of HIST 1010, HIST 1020, HIST 1110, or HIST 1120. Ancient Greece and Rome, from about 2,000 B.C. to A.D. 476, emphasizing the classical historians, Greek and Roman culture.

HIST 4420 - The Medieval Mediterranean World
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Three hours of HIST 1010, HIST 1020, HIST 1110, or HIST 1120. Examines the political, economic, social and intellectual, and cultural development of the countries bordering the Mediterranean.

HIST 4420 - The Medieval Mediterranean World
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Three hours of HIST 1010 , HIST 1020 , HIST 1110 , or HIST 1120 . Examines the political, economic, social and intellectual, and cultural development of the countries bordering the Mediterranean.

HIST 4430 - Sub-Saharan Africa
3 credit hours
(Same as AAS 4430.) Prerequisite: HIST 2040, HIST 2050, HIST 1010, HIST 1020, HIST 1110, or HIST 1120 or AAS 2040 or AAS 2050. Survey of the history of Africa from prehistoric times to the present. Emphasis on the early African kingdoms, European imperialism and colonialism, and the role of Africa as a contemporary world force.

HIST 4440 - The Middle East
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Three hours of HIST 1010, HIST 1020, HIST 1110, or HIST 1120.The rise and spread of Islam, the Ottoman Empire, European imperialism in the Middle East, and contemporary developments. Emphasis on cultural contributions of the Middle East to Western civilization.

HIST 4445 - The History of the Arab-Israeli Conflict
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: 3 hours from HIST 1010, HIST 1020, HIST 1110, or HIST 1120. Examines the history, causes, evolution, and main issues of the Arab-Israeli Conflict from the nineteenth century until the present.

HIST 4450 - Japan
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Three hours of HIST 1010, HIST 1020, HIST 1110, or HIST 1120. Japanese history from the formation of the first Japanese political state to the country's emergence as a post-World War II economic superpower, focusing on the interconnection between cultural, economic, and political developments.

HIST 4460 - China
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Three hours of HIST 1010, HIST 1020, HIST 1110, or HIST 1120. Chinese history from antiquity to the present People's Republic, stressing social history and the unique cultural features defining China's civilization.

HIST 4470 - Canada
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Three hours of HIST 1010, HIST 1020, HIST 1110, or HIST 1120. Canadian history from the colonial era to the present with emphasis on European competition and major internal economic, religious, and cultural developments.

HIST 4471 - Rural Settlement and Agricultural Landscapes
3 credit hours
(Same as GEOG 4470.) Prerequisite: junior standing. A geographical analysis of rural settlements and landscapes of agriculture. Emphasis on settlement patterns, field patterns, and house and farm land types using global, regional, and local examples.

HIST 4480 - South America
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Three hours of HIST 1010, HIST 1020, HIST 1110, or HIST 1120. Cultural, economic, and political traditions since 1492.

HIST 4490 - Mexico and the Caribbean
3 credit hours
(Same as AAS 4490.) Prerequisite: Three hours of HIST 1010, HIST 1020, HIST 1110, or HIST 1120. The development of cultural, economic, and political traditions since 1492.

HIST 4510 - Colonial Latin America
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Three hours of HIST 1010, HIST 1020, HIST 1110, or HIST 1120. Examines the indigenous societies present before European colonization and the first encounters in Mexico, the Caribbean, and South America. Analyzes political structures imposed by the Spanish as well as the social and cultural implications of colonialism and miscegenation.

HIST 4520 - Modern Latin America
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: HIST 1010, HIST 1020, HIST 1110, HIST 2040, HIST 2050. Nineteenth- and twentieth-century Latin America. Examines colonial background, then focuses on the post-Independence period. Explores economic, political, social, and cultural developments since Independence.

HIST 4540 - Geography of Indigenous Poeples
3 credit hours
(Same as GEOG 4540.) Prerequisite: junior standing. Historical and current examination of indigenous peoples from a geographic perspective including their locations(s), history, diffusion and migration, human/land relationships, cultural traits, and cultural landscapes.

HIST 4550 - Women in Modern Africa
3 credit hours
Prerequisite:HIST 1110 or HIST 1120. Examines African women's social, political, and economic experiences from the rise of colonial rule in the late nineteenth century to the present. Topics include the rise of colonial rule and varied women's responses to European overrule; changing understandings of marriage, inheritance, and women's health issues in colonial and post-colonial Africa; the political role of women in decolonization and post-colonial Africa; and African women's efforts for social and economic development since the end of formal colonial rule.  

HIST 4560 - Ancient Egypt
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: 3 hours from HIST 1010, HIST 1020, HIST 1110, or HIST 1120. Examines the political, social, and cultural developments reflected in Egyptian artistic, literary, and architectural works within the context of the 3000-year history of this ancient state from the Predynastic Period through the Ptolemaic Dynasty (3200-32 BCE). Counts as an elective in the global category in History major.  

HIST 4610 - History of Medicine
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: Six hours of HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 2030. Medical developments and the relationship between medicine and society. Examines two medical traditions: the West and China. Focus not only on major developments in medicine but also on the systems of healing in these cultures; compares roles medicine played within these societies. Also investigates impact of Western scientific medicine on various systems of traditional medicine.

HIST 4610 - History of Medicine
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: Six hours of HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 2030. Medical developments and the relationship between medicine and society. Examines two medical traditions: the West and China. Focus not only on major developments in medicine but also on the systems of healing in these cultures; compares roles medicine played within these societies. Also investigates impact of Western scientific medicine on various systems of traditional medicine.

HIST 4620 - American Medical History
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: Six hours of HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 2030. History of health and sickness in the United States from 1607 to the present and the increasing influence of science and public policy on the delivery of health care and the practice of medicine.

HIST 4630 - Quantitative History
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: Six hours of HIST 2010,  HIST 2020, or HIST 2030. Examines quantitative reasoning in historical research. Covers historiographical questions and practical research skills. Includes historical causality, historical change over time, data preparation, sampling, and the interpretation of quantitative data.

HIST 4640 - Environmental History
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: Six hours of HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 2030. Traces environmental change in America from European contact to the present and from wilderness to suburbia. Explains impact of growth, settlement, and resource exploitation on our national landscape and institutions.

HIST 4650 - Religious Experience in America
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: Six hours of HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 2030. Explores the nature of religion as experienced in American history focusing on the questions "How has religion affected America?" and "How has America affected religion?" Emphasis on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and on the contact of and exchanges among traditions such as Protestant/Catholic Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Eastern religions, and Animism.

HIST 4660 - American Architectural History
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: Six hours of HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 2030. An analysis of the historical development of American architecture and of architecture as evidence of America's cultural, social, economic, and technological growth from 1607 to the present.

HIST 4665 - American Urban History
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: Six hours of HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 2030. Development and growth of cities and suburbs from the colonial period to the present with particular emphasis on urban institutions, problems, politics, culture, and society.

HIST 4680 - History of Sport in America
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: Six hours of HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 2030. The role of sport in American society from the colonial era to the present, with emphasis on how sporting activities reflect political, cultural, and economic characteristics of various time periods.

HIST 4690 - Native American History
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: Six hours of HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 2030. United States American Indian history from before European contact to the present with emphasis on issues important to native peoples and their active participation in a constantly changing world.

HIST 4720 - Boone's and Crockett's America
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: Six hours of HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 2030.The mass movement of farm families into the interior of North America before 1860. Emphasis on Native American life, frontier politics, society, and culture, as well as the subsequent development of a "frontier myth" celebrating this folk migration.

HIST 4730 - Everyday Life in America
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: Six hours of HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 2030. Examines class, ethnicity, family life, and community in America from the colonial period to the present.

HIST 4740 - American Cultural and Intellectual History
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: Six hours of HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 2030. Explores the major issues in American cultural and intellectual history through an examination of American literature, philosophy, social sciences, fine arts, and popular culture.

HIST 4750 - African American Social and Intellectual History
3 credit hours
(Same as AAS 4750.) Prerequisites: Six hours of HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 2030. The changing ideology of race and the socioeconomic status of African Americans in the American experience; contributions to the culture and institutions of the United States.

HIST 4755 - Race and Place: The Struggle for Fair Housing Since 190
3 credit hours
(Same as AAS 4755.) Examines the rise of various twentieth-century federal housing policies that made homeownership affordable for most Americans for the first time in the country's history. Particular emphasis placed on the exclusionary nature of these policies, their generational implications, and the activism that ultimately contributed to their demise.

HIST 4770 - Women in America to 1890
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: Six hours of HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 2030. Examines women's roles in the United States from colonial times to 1890, emphasizing experiences of different classes, races, and ethnic groups; work, family, and politics.

HIST 4780 - Women in America Since 1890
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: Six hours of HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 2030. Examines women's roles in the United States since 1890, emphasizing experiences of different classes, races, and ethnic groups; work, family, and politics.

HIST 4790 - Women in Europe Since 1700
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: Six hours of HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 2030. A comparison of the social, intellectual, cultural, political, and economic history of women's lives in Great Britain, France, Germany, and Russia/USSR in the modern era.

HIST 4810 - History of Women in the Third World
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Three hours of HIST 1010, HIST 1020, HIST 1110, or HIST 1120. Connections between modern colonialism and development of third-world feminisms. Focuses first on conquest and colonialism and the consequences for third-world women. Focus moves to post-colonial societies and expands to include women's political, economic, and social roles in the three regions of Africa, China, and Latin America.

HIST 4840 - World War II
3 credit hours
Examines various aspects of the military, diplomatic, social, economic, and cultural changes caused by the global cataclysm of World War II.

HIST 4850 - Material Culture Resources in World History
3 credit hours
The material culture resources (architecture, furniture, tools, utensils, weapons, ceremonial objects, etc.) of the world's major civilizations. Provides a basis for studying how various cultural styles have influenced the development of our own material culture resources.

HIST 4860 - Historical Archaeology
3 credit hours
(Same as ANTH 4860.) Prerequisites: HIST 1010 or  HIST 1110 and HIST 1020 or HIST 1120. Disciplines of historical archaeology, including examination of archaeological evidence, historical documentation, and interpretation of evidence.

HIST 4870 - Field Course in Historical Archaeology
3 to 6 credit hours
(Same as GEOG 4772.) Prerequisites: HIST 4860; ANTH 3210; or permission of instructor. Archaeological resources and procedures and the interpretation of historical evidence undertaken at a field archaeological site.  

HIST 4898 - Honors in History
3 credit hours
For students of advanced standing and superior academic ability. Admission only by permission of the Department Honors Committee and approval by the University Honors Subcommittee.

HIST 4950 - Public History Internship
3 credit hours
Student works in a public or private agency or organization under the guidance of a professional mentor in a public history field related to career goals. Pass/Fail grading.

HIST 4965 - History Internship
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 2030. History internship in either a non-traditional job setting or as a teaching intern with a general education history class. Pass/Fail.

HIST 4970 - Senior Independent Research
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Permission of department and professor. For advanced History majors. Research project under the careful guidance of a faculty member; substantive research product in history completed. May be taken only once for History major credit.