University Bulletin 2016-17

History

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  • HY 101
    HY of Western Civilization I
    3 cr

    History of humankind, emphasizing the development of the West to c. 1600 C.E. Core Course.

  • HY 102
    HY of Western Civilization II
    3 cr

    History of humankind, emphasizing the rise of the West, from c. 1600 C.E. Core Course. Note: History 101 and 102 are related courses but do not need to be taken in order.

  • HY 103
    HY of Asian Civilization I
    3 cr

    A survey of traditional cultures, values, ideas, and institutions of East, South, Southeast Asia to 1800.

  • HY 104
    HY of Asian Civilization II
    3 cr

    The responses of East, South, and Southeast Asia to the impact of Western challenges and their roles in the modern world. Economic and political structure; the emergence of China and Japan as major world political and economic powers.

  • HY 135
    US History to 1877
    3 cr

    An introductory course in United States history to 1877. Core Course

  • HY 136
    US History since 1877
    3 cr

    An introductory course in United States history since 1877. Core Course. Note: History 135 and 136 are related courses but do not need to be taken in order.

  • HY 190
    Special Topics -
    3 cr

    Special topics and their development, illustrating historical concepts. May be repeated twice for credit when content varies.

  • HY 210
    US During the 1960s
    3 cr

    A history of the United States during the 1960s.

  • HY 215
    Military Hist of US Civil War
    3 cr

    Examines the military aspects of the US Civil War, paying particular attention to strategy, tactics, technology, leadership, and minority participation.

  • HY 228
    Latin America
    3 cr

    An introductory survey of Latin American history from the time of European conquest to the present.

  • HY 283
    Chinese Film
    3 cr

    This course will introduce students to major topics in Chinese history, covering both ancient periods such as the Three Kingdoms period, and twentieth-century events such as the war with Japan and the Cultural Revolution. Post-Tiananmen Chinese society will also be stressed. Students will explore these themes through Chinese film and literature, and will thus become familiar with major directors, including Zhang Yimou and Jia Zhangke, and writers such as Yu Hua.

  • HY 284
    Japanese Film
    3 cr

    This course will introduce students to major themes in recent Japanese history, including samurai culture and other issues pertaining to social class, Westernization, the postwar family, sixties radicalism, and recent popular culture. Students will explore these themes through Japanese film and literature, and will thus become familiar with major directors, including Akira Kurosawa, Yasujiro Ozu and Juzo Itami, and novelists such as Junichiro Tanizaki and Yukio Mishima.

  • HY 288
    History of the Mass Media
    3 cr

    The role of journalism in American society from the Revolution to the present. This course is equivalent to CA 288. Fee.

  • HY 290
    Special Topics-
    3 cr

  • HY 303
    Warfare Society Modern World
    3 cr

    Examines the mutual interrelations between warfare and society in western civilization since the 14th century.

    Pre-requisite: HY 102 Minimum Grade of C
  • HY 305
    History of Military Thought-W
    3 cr

    An intellectual history of the place of armed conflict in society from the Renaissance to the Nuclear Age.

    Pre-requisite: (EH 102 Minimum Grade of C or EH 105 Minimum Grade of C)
  • HY 310
    Amer Environmental Hy-W
    3 cr

    A textual and discussion-based analysis of the role of the environment in America's history from the Pre-Columbian era through the present, this course considers the interactions between human society and its surroundings across North America. In particular, this course explores the ideas, activities, technologies and institutions that have influenced our national interaction with the natural world. Conversely, we consider the degree to which the environment has shaped our national institutions and identity.

    Pre-requisite: (EH 101 Minimum Grade of C or EH 110 Minimum Grade of D or EH 190 Minimum Grade of D or USA 010 Minimum Grade of S) and (EH 102 Minimum Grade of C or EH 105 Minimum Grade of C)
  • HY 321
    The Caribbean
    3 cr

    Explores the history of the island Caribbean from the onset of European rule to the present.

  • HY 323
    Central America
    3 cr

    Explores the history of Central America from Spanish conquest to the present.

  • HY 325
    Mexico
    3 cr

    Surveys the history of Mexico from Spanish conquest to the present day.

  • HY 326
    Brazil
    3 cr

    Surveys the history of Brazil from Portuguese conquest to the present.

  • HY 331
    History of England to 1603
    3 cr

    The history of England from the Roman occupation to the Age of the Tudors. Identical with REL 331. Credit cannot be received for both HY 331 and REL 331.

  • HY 332
    Great Britain 1603 to 1815
    3 cr

    Great Britain from the accession of James I to the defeat of Napoleon.

  • HY 333
    Great Britain Since 1815
    3 cr

    The British at home and abroad; Constitution and culture, identity and empire, since Waterloo.

  • HY 334
    Modern Ireland
    3 cr

    The history of Ireland from the early 1600's; themes include: domestic history, national identities, relations with England, the independence movement, and the Troubles.

  • HY 335
    History of Modern France
    3 cr

    France since the Revolution.

  • HY 336
    Germany since 1848
    3 cr

    Germany from the era of liberalism and nationalism to the present.

  • HY 337
    History of Eastern Europe
    3 cr

    History of Eastern Europe since 1914.

  • HY 338
    History of Russia
    3 cr

    History of Russia from Kievan Rus to Present.

  • HY 343
    Witchcraft-Magic Europe
    3 cr

    The history of beliefs and practices concerning witches, magic, and witch-hunting in Medieval and Early Modern Europe.

  • HY 345
    The First World War
    3 cr

    A history of the First World War, its background and its aftermath.

  • HY 346
    The Second World War
    3 cr

    A history of the Second World War, its background and its aftermath.

  • HY 347
    The Holocaust
    3 cr

    The history of the systematic mass murder of Europe's Jews and other groups by Nazi Germany during World War II. Cross-listed with REL 347. Credit cannot be received for both HY 347 and REL 347.

  • HY 348
    Hitler and Nazi Germany
    3 cr

    The rise of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party to power in Germany and the history of National Socialist Germany from 1933 to 1945.

  • HY 351
    Medieval Civil 950-1300
    3 cr

    The development of European civilization in the High Middle Ages.

  • HY 352
    Renaissance Europe 1300-1520
    3 cr

    The history of Europe during an age of great crisis and creativity.

  • HY 353
    Reformation Europe
    3 cr

    The role of religious change in the 16th and 17th centuries.

  • HY 354
    Ancient Regime Europe
    3 cr

    Social, economic, political, and cultural life of Old Regime Europe.

  • HY 355
    French Revolution
    3 cr

    Political, cultural and social revolution of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, emphasizing the French Revolution.

  • HY 356
    European Civ 1815-1918
    3 cr

    History of European Civilization from 1815-1918.

  • HY 357
    Europe Since 1945
    3 cr

    The history of Europe from the end of the Second World War to the present.

  • HY 362
    History of Africa since 1500
    3 cr

    A survey of the last five centuries of Africa's history moving from before European contact to the slave trade, colonial experience, and independence movements. Africans cultural patterns and its peoples' distinctive historical experience will be the focus of the course.

  • HY 364
    Islamic Civilization to 1453
    3 cr

    This course will cover the political, economic, social, and cultural history of Islamic Civilization from its beginnings in the Arabian Peninsula in the sixth century to the Ottoman conquest of Constantinople in 1453. Cross-listed with REL 364. Credit cannot be received for both HY 364 and REL 364.

  • HY 365
    Islamic Civilization from 1453
    3 cr

    This course will cover specific topics in the history of Islamic civilization. May be repeated for credit when content varies. Prerequisite: Junior or Senior status. Cross-listed with REL 365. Credit cannot be received for both HY 365 and REL 365.

  • HY 366
    Traditional China
    3 cr

    Historical development of China from prehistoric times to arrival of Western influences in the 1800s.

  • HY 367
    Modern China - W
    3 cr

    A study of Modern China from the arrival of Western influence in the 1800s to the present.

    Pre-requisite: (EH 102 Minimum Grade of C or EH 105 Minimum Grade of C)
  • HY 368
    Japan
    3 cr

    Japanese history from antiquity to the present and the emergence of Japan as major world political and economic power.

  • HY 369
    Modern Japan
    3 cr

    Japanese History from the late Tokugawa period to the present and the emergence of Japan as a major world political and economic power.

  • HY 371
    Soc History of Early America
    3 cr

    Patterns of frontier, agrarian, and urban society to 1865.

  • HY 373
    Religion in American History-W
    3 cr

    Examines the role of religion in United States history from the colonial era to the present. Identical with REL 373. Credit cannot be received for both HY 373 and REL 373.

    Pre-requisite: (EH 102 Minimum Grade of C or EH 105 Minimum Grade of C)
  • HY 374
    HY of American Culture - W
    3 cr

    Surveys American values, ideas, beliefs, and social institutions from c. 1770 to the mid-twentieth century.

    Pre-requisite: (EH 102 Minimum Grade of C or EH 105 Minimum Grade of C)
  • HY 376
    History of Alabama
    3 cr

    A survey of the state's history since the days of the native Americans, examining state and local issues against the broader backdrop of American history.

  • HY 377
    African American Experiences
    3 cr

    Examines the role of African Americans in United States history with an emphasis on social, political, economic, intellectual and cultural developments.

  • HY 390
    Special Topics -
    3 cr

    Special topics and their development, illustrating historical methodology. May be repeated twice for credit when content varies for a maximum of nine hours.

  • HY 401
    Coll in History-
    3 cr

    A course which discusses various issues in history. May be repeated when content varies for a total of six hours. Prerequisite: Junior or Senior standing.

  • HY 405
    War and Soc 20th Century
    3 cr

    A seminar which studies major themes in the interaction of warfare and society in the 20th century.

  • HY 415
    Studies in Military History
    3 cr

    This course will deal with different topics in Military History. May be repeated for twice for credit when content varies for a maximum of nine hours. Prerequisite: Junior or Senior standing.

    Pre-requisite: (EH 102 Minimum Grade of C or EH 105 Minimum Grade of C)
  • HY 429
    Studies Latin Amer History-W
    3 cr

    A seminar devoted to the exploration of a specific topic in Latin American history. May be repeated twice when content varies for a maximum of nine hours. Prerequisite: Junior or Senior standing.

    Pre-requisite: (EH 102 Minimum Grade of C or EH 105 Minimum Grade of C)
  • HY 431
    Studies in U.S. History
    3 cr

    This course will deal with different topics in U.S. History. May be repeated twice for credit when content varies for a maximum of nine hours. Prerequisite: Junior or Senior standing

  • HY 432
    Colonial America
    3 cr

    Colonial period to the revolution.

  • HY 433
    The American Revolution
    3 cr

    This course emphasizes changes occurring in American society ca.1750-1800.

  • HY 434
    The Early Republic - W
    3 cr

    The early Republic from 1789 to 1840.

    Pre-requisite: (EH 102 Minimum Grade of C or EH 105 Minimum Grade of C)
  • HY 435
    Civil War and Reconstruction
    3 cr

    The United States from 1840-1877.

  • HY 436
    Modern US I 1877-1945 - W
    3 cr

    History of urban industrialization, war, peace, prosperity, and depression.

    Pre-requisite: (EH 102 Minimum Grade of C or EH 105 Minimum Grade of C)
  • HY 437
    Modern US II Since 1945 - W
    3 cr

    History of US in global perspective.

    Pre-requisite: (EH 102 Minimum Grade of C or EH 105 Minimum Grade of C)
  • HY 441
    Research Seminar-U.S. History
    3 cr

    Research in topics in U.S. History. Limited to 15 students. Prerequisites: History major, Junior or Senior standing, permission from the Department Chair.

  • HY 442
    Research Seminar European Hy
    3 cr

    Research in topics in European History. Limited to 15 students. Prerequisites: History major, Junior or Senior standing, permission from the Department Chair.

  • HY 443
    Research Seminar-World HY
    3 cr

    Research in topics in Asian, African or Latin American History, or in the History of Islamic Civilization. Limited to 15 students. Prerequisites: History major, Junior or Senior standing, permission from the Chair.

  • HY 450
    States, Nations, Nationalism-W
    3 cr

    Examines the rise of nationalism in modern Europe. This course is a 'W' course. Students cannot receive credit for both this course and HY 451.

  • HY 454
    The British Empire
    3 cr

    This course examines the rise, fall, and legacy of the British Empire.

  • HY 455
    History of Travel and Tourism
    3 cr

    This course examines the history of British and American travel and tourism from the eighteenth century to the present.

  • HY 457
    Studies in European History -
    3 cr

    This course will deal with different topics in European history. May be repeated twice for credit when content varies for a maximum of nine hours. Prerequisite: Junior or Senior standing.

  • HY 461
    Studies in Asian History -
    3 cr

    This course will deal with different topics in Asian history. May be repeated twice for credit when the content varies for a maximum of nine hours. Prerequisite: Junior or Senior standing.

  • HY 465
    Studies in HY of Islamic Civ -
    3 cr

    This course will cover specific topics in the history of Islamic civilization. May be repeated for credit when content varies. Prerequisite: Junior or Senior status. Cross-listed with REL 465. Credit cannot be received for both HY 465 and REL 465.

  • HY 471
    Atlantic World - W
    3 cr

    Examines the interactions among Europeans, Native American, and Africans in the Americas. This course is a "W" course.

    Pre-requisite: (EH 102 Minimum Grade of C or EH 105 Minimum Grade of C)
  • HY 475
    The History of Mobile
    3 cr

    The history of Mobile from its founding to its tercentenary.

  • HY 477
    The Old South
    3 cr

    This course examines the settlement and evolution of the American South from settlement of Jamestown to the Civil War. Of particular concern will be the degree to which the development of economic, social and political institutions in the South, especially the institution of slavery, increasingly isolated the region from the rest of the country.

  • HY 478
    The New South
    3 cr

    History of the South from Reconstruction to the 1920's.

  • HY 479
    The Modern South
    3 cr

    Social, economic, political, intellectual, and cultural history of U.S. South from the 1930's to the present.

  • HY 482
    Southern Autobiography
    3 cr

    Southern identity as revealed in 20th century autobiography and fiction. Students cannot receive credit for both this course and HY 480.

  • HY 485
    American Feminist Movements
    3 cr

    HY 485 examines the history of American feminist movements from the colonial period through the present. Students cannot receive credit for both this course and HY 390, American Feminist Movements.

  • HY 488
    American West - W
    3 cr

    This course examines manifest destiny, imperialism, "the frontier", and the place of Native Americans in the history of the American West.

    Pre-requisite: (EH 102 Minimum Grade of C or EH 105 Minimum Grade of C)
  • HY 494
    Directed Studies -
    1 TO 3 cr

    Directed Individual Study. Requires approval of department chair.

  • HY 496
    Public History
    3 cr

    This course will introduce students to the field of public history as an academic field and a possible career. Students cannot receive credit for both this course and HY 495.

  • HY 498
    Internship in History
    3 TO 6 cr

    Directed individual field research at the undergraduate level. Occupational and professional experiences under faculty direction in a defined field of interest, primarily for but not limited to archival, museum, library, or other public history projects. Written reports required. Special permission of departmental chair required. Maximum hours 6.

  • HY 499
    Senior Honors Paper - H
    1 TO 6 cr

    The researching and writing of a major historical paper. Requires permission of department chair.

  • HY 501
    Colloquium of History
    3 cr

    A course which discusses various issues in history. May be repeated when content varies. Students cannot receive credit for both this course and HY 401.

  • HY 505
    Warfare and Society 20th Cent
    3 cr

    A seminar which studies major themes in the interaction of warfare and society in the 20th century. Students cannot receive credit for both this course and HY 405.

  • HY 515
    Studies in Military History -
    3 cr

    This course will deal with different topics in military history. May be repeated for credit when content varies. Students cannot receive credit for both this course and HY 415.

  • HY 529
    Studies in Latin Am. History -
    3 cr

    A seminar devoted to the exploration of a specific topic in Latin American History. May be repeated for credit when content varies. Students cannot receive credit for both this course and HY 429.

  • HY 530
    American Historiography
    3 cr

    Examination of major American historians; study of techniques, styles, ideas, interpretations, and critical evaluations.

  • HY 531
    Studies in U.S. History -
    3 cr

    A seminar devoted to different topics in U.S. History. May be repeated for credit when content varies. Students cannot receive credit for both this course and HY 431.

  • HY 532
    Colonial America
    3 cr

    Colonial period to the Revolution.

  • HY 533
    American Revolution
    3 cr

    This course emphasizes changes occurring in American society ca. 1750-1800.

  • HY 534
    The Early Republic
    3 cr

    The early Republic from 1789-1849. Students cannot receive credit for both this course and HY 434.

  • HY 535
    Civil War and Reconstruction
    3 cr

    The United States from 1840-1877. Students cannot receive credit for both this course and HY 435.

  • HY 536
    Modern U.S. I 1877-1945
    3 cr

    History of urban industrialization, war, peace, prosperity, and depression. Students cannot receive credit for both this course and HY 436.

  • HY 537
    Modern U.S. II Since 1945
    3 cr

    History of U.S. in a global perspective. Students cannot receive credit for both this course and HY 437.

  • HY 538
    20th Century U.S. History
    3 cr

    This course emphasizes interpretations of twentieth-century United States history.

  • HY 540
    Modern European Historiography
    3 cr

    A study of the development of European historical literature and its theoretical and methodological bases.

  • HY 541
    Major European Thinkers
    3 cr

    Seminar devoted to the writings of leading European thinkers of the last five hundred years, including such figures as Luther, Rousseau, Darwin, Marx, Freud and de Beauvoir.

  • HY 542
    World Historiography
    3 cr

    Study of the development of World historical literature and its theoretical and methodological bases.

  • HY 546
    Research in Soviet Soc History
    3 cr

    A study of the relationship between political and social developments in Soviet Russia from 1917 to 1941.

  • HY 550
    States, Nations, Nationalism
    3 cr

    Examines the rise of nationalism in modern Europe. Students cannot receive credit for both this course and HY 451 or HY 450.

  • HY 551
    Medieval Europe
    3 cr

    Seminar that explores the history of Western Europe between 950 and 1500, with emphasis on changes in government, economy, society, religion, thought, war and diplomacy.

  • HY 552
    Renaissance Europe
    3 cr

    Seminar that explores intellectual and cultural developments in Western Europe between 1350 and 1600.

  • HY 553
    Religious Reform in Europe
    3 cr

    Seminar that considers religious reform movements within the Catholic Church before the beginning of Protestantism, the development of the major Protestant tendencies, and the continuing development of reform within the Catholic Church after the Protestant break.

  • HY 554
    The British Empire
    3 cr

    The history and legacy of the British Empire from the 17th century to the present.

  • HY 555
    History of Travel and Tourism
    3 cr

    The history of Travel and Tourism: The British and American Experience from the Eighteenth Century to the present.

  • HY 557
    Studies in European History -
    3 cr

    A seminar devoted to different topics in European History. May be repeated for credit when the content varies. Students cannot receive credit for both this course and HY 457.

  • HY 559
    Modern European History
    3 cr

    Problems in historical interpretation and method from 1740 to present. May be repeated when topic varies.

  • HY 561
    Studies in Asian History -
    3 cr

    A seminar devoted to different topics in Asian History. May be repeated for credit when the content varies. Students cannot receive credit for both this course and HY 461.

  • HY 564
    Classical/Medieval Islamic His
    3 cr

    Seminar that examines the Classical and Medieval history of Islamic civilization from the sixth to the thirteenth centuries, with a focus on the political and cultural changes experienced by the Muslim world in this period.

  • HY 565
    Studies in Islamic Civil. -
    3 cr

    A seminar devoted to different topics in the history of Islamic Civilization. May be repeated for credit when the content varies. Students cannot receive credit for both this course and HY 465.

  • HY 570
    American Biography
    3 cr

    A study of American biography, autobiography, and methodology.

  • HY 571
    Atlantic World
    3 cr

    This course examines the interactions among Europeans, Native Americans, and Africans in the Americas. Students cannot receive credit for both this course and HY 471.

  • HY 573
    19th Century American West
    3 cr

    Seminar that explores the history of the American West in the nineteenth century, focusing on Manifest Destiny, imperialism, Mormonism, the environment, and the place of Native Americans in U.S. society.

  • HY 575
    History of Mobile
    3 cr

    The History of Mobile from its founding to its Tercentenary. Students cannot receive credit for both this course and HY 475.

  • HY 577
    The Old South
    3 cr

    This course examines the settlement and evolution of the American South for settlement of Jamestown to the Civil War. Of particular concern will the degree to which the development of economic, social and political institutions in the South, especially the institution of slavery, increasingly isolated the region form the rest of the country.

  • HY 578
    The New South
    3 cr

    History of the South from Reconstruction to the 1920's.

  • HY 579
    The Modern South
    3 cr

    Social, economic, political, intellectual, and cultural history of the U. S. South from 1920-1990.

  • HY 580
    Research in Southern History
    3 cr

    History of the southern United States, from the colonial era to the present. Students will write a research paper involving interpretation of primary documents.

  • HY 581
    Research in American History
    3 cr

    This is a variable content seminar course. Students will write a research paper involving interpretation of primary sources.

  • HY 582
    Southern Autobiography
    3 cr

    Southern identity as revealed in 20th century autobiography and fiction. Students cannot receive credit for both this course and HY 480 or HY 482.

  • HY 585
    American Feminist Movement
    3 cr

    This course examines the history of American feminist movements from the colonial period through the present. Students cannot receive credit for both this course and HY 390 (History of American Feminist Movements) or HY 485.

  • HY 586
    Research in European History
    3 cr

    This is a variable content seminar course. Students will write a research paper involving interpretation of primary sources.

  • HY 590
    Special Topics -
    3 cr

    A colloquium of selected subjects and readings to be arranged by the department. Limited to fifteen students. May be repeated seven times for credit when content varies for a total of 24 semester hours.

  • HY 592
    The Teaching of History
    3 cr

    The class is conceived as part seminar and part practicum. It is an introduction to the problems and principles of the teaching of history in secondary and higher education settings. It will combine instructor lecture, class presentations, and class discussions of assigned readings.

  • HY 593
    Exam and Thesis Introduction
    1 cr

    This course seeks to provide M.A. students with a practical introduction to the research techniques and bibliographic knowledge that will facilitate the timely completion of a master's level program. Required of all incoming History M.A. students.

  • HY 594
    Directed Studies
    1 TO 3 cr

    Directed individual study. May only be used in unusual cases to build on regular graduate course work. A maximum of nine credit hours of HY 594 may count toward degree requirements. Pre-requisites: Special permission of instructor required.

  • HY 595
    Archival Practice
    3 cr

    Introduces graduate students to archival theory and practice.

  • HY 596
    Public History
    3 cr

    This course will introduce students to the field of public history as an academic field and a possible career. Students cannot receive credit for both this course and HY 495 or HY 496.

  • HY 597
    Pro Studies-Dir Field Research
    3 cr

    Directed individual field research. Occupational and professional experiences under faculty direction in a defined field of interest, including but not limited to archival, museum, library, or other public history projects. Written reports required. Special permission of departmental chair required.

  • HY 598
    Comp and Thesis Preparation
    0 cr

    This zero credit hour course will provide continuous enrollment while engaged in comprehensive exam preparation or for thesis preparation beyond thesis hours.

  • HY 599
    Thesis
    1 TO 3 cr

    Six hours required of student in the thesis track. May not be taken for credit toward a degree by students in the non-thesis track. Pre-requisites: Completion of nine hours of graduate level history, including one 500-level course in the field relevant to the thesis. Special permission of the department chair.