Department of History

The Department of History educates students about the past by blending traditional and contemporary approaches to the study and teaching of history and by emphasizing global perspectives, while recognizing the value of local and regional history. Students will learn to analyze and interpret complex information, and to present coherent arguments about its meaning and significance. Upon graduation, students will have the critical thinking and communication skills necessary to succeed in a variety of careers or in further professional education. Consistent with the mission of the University, the department fosters a culture of engagement that bridges theory with practice, extends the learning environment beyond the classroom, and promotes student growth and life success.

Students earning the B.A. in History will be able to:
1) Display knowledge of fundamental themes and narratives in history
2) Conduct original historical research
3) Communicate historical knowledge and explanations to others.

History majors will analyze and interpret information, write and share ideas about why events happened, and develop the knowledge and skills that help them to succeed in today's workplace.

History Major

HIST   1111   World History I: Development of World Civilization

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A survey of the major developments in world history from the beginnings of civilization to 1450, establishing the historical context for contemporary global society.

Cross Listing(s): HIST   1111S.

HIST   1111S   World History I: Development of World Civilization

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A survey of the major developments in world history from the beginnings of civilization to 1450, establishing the historical context for contemporary global society.

Cross Listing(s): HIST   1111.

HIST   1112   World History II: Emergence of Modern Global Community

0,3 Credit Hours.   0,3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Addresses the historical context of contemporary global society by tracing developments from the fifteenth century to the present.

Cross Listing(s): HIST   1112H, HIST   1112S.

HIST   1112H   World History II: Emergence of Modern Global Community

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Addresses the historical context of contemporary global society by tracing developments from the fifteenth century to the present.

Cross Listing(s): HIST   1112, HIST   1112S.

HIST   1112S   World History II: Emergence of Modern Global Community

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Addresses the historical context of contemporary global society by tracing developments from the fifteenth century to the present.

Cross Listing(s): HIST   1112H, HIST   1112.

HIST   2110   U.S. A Comprehensive Survey

0,3 Credit Hours.   0,3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Surveys the United States from precolonial times to the present with special attention to Georgia. Satisfies the Georgia History and U.S. History requirements.

Cross Listing(s): HIST   2110H and HIST   2110S.

HIST   2110H   U.S. A Comprehensive Survey

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Surveys the United States from precolonial times to the present with special attention to Georgia. Satisfies the Georgia History and U.S. History requirements.

Cross Listing(s): HIST   2110 and HIST   2110S.

HIST   2110S   U.S. A Comprehensive Survey

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Surveys the United States from precolonial times to the present with special attention to Georgia. Satisfies the Georgia History and U.S. History requirements.

Cross Listing(s): HIST   2110 and HIST   2110H.

HIST   2111   U.S. History I

0,3 Credit Hours.   0,3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A survey of world history to early modern times. Students in this course will be expected to participate frequently in class discussions, take 12 unit quizzes, and proctored midterm and final exams.

Cross Listing(s): HIST   2110H, HIST   2110S.

HIST   2630   Historical Methods

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An examination of the methodologies and techniques of historical research and writing. This course is required for history majors.

Cross Listing(s): HIST   2630S, HIST   2630H.

HIST   2630H   Historical Methods (Honors)

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

In this course, students will examine the methodologies and techniques of historical research and writing, be introduced to the nature and expectations of the historical profession, and develop the skills necessary to conceive and complete the honors senior thesis.

Cross Listing(s): HIST   2630, HIST   2630S.

HIST   2630S   Historical Methods

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An examination of the methodologies and techniques of historical research and writing. This course is required for history majors.

Cross Listing(s): HIST   2630, HIST   2630H.

HIST   3030   Selected Topics in History

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Topics vary with individual professor. Honors course is designated for Honor Students.

Cross Listing(s): HIST   3030H and HIST   3030S.

HIST   3030H   Selected Topics in History

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Topics vary with individual professor. Honors course is designated for Honor Students.

Cross Listing(s): HIST   3030 and HIST   3030S.

HIST   3030S   Selected Topics in History

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Topics vary with individual professor. Honors course is designated for Honor Students.

Cross Listing(s): HIST   3030 and HIST   3030H.

HIST   3130   African American History to 1877

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

African American history from African beginnings to Reconstruction. This is a study of the thought and actions of people of African ancestry from their origins in precolonial Africa to the conclusion of the Civil War and its aftermath.

Cross Listing(s): AAST   3130.

HIST   3131   African American History Since 1877

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

African American history from Reconstruction to the present.

Cross Listing(s): AAST   3131.

HIST   3132   Young Republic, 1788-1848

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A survey of U.S. history from the Ratification of the Constitution through the end of the war with Mexico. This course will cover major aspects of American politics, economy, and culture as the country expanded to the Pacific.

HIST   3133   United States Constitutional History

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A survey of United States Constitutional history from its origins to the present including an exploration of the adaptation of the federal system to changing social, economic, and political demands.

HIST   3134   American Economic History

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

The changing character of American economic life from colonial times to the modern consumer culture including religious beliefs, economic thought, industrialization, business organization, government-business relations, and social transformation.

HIST   3135   Rise of U.S. to World Power

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Studies the history of U.S. foreign relations from the initial breech with Britain in the 1770s to the aftermath of the Spanish-American War at the end of the nineteenth century.

HIST   3136   U.S. as a Global Power

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Studies the history of U.S. foreign relations from the turn of the twentieth century to the present.

Cross Listing(s): HIST   3136S and INTS   3136.

HIST   3136S   U.S. as a Global Power

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Studies of U. S. foreign relations from the turn of the twentieth century to the present.

Cross Listing(s): HIST   3136 and INTS   3136.

HIST   3137   Topics in U.S. Women's History

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Examines the experiences of women in the United States from colonial times to the present within the overall framework of American history. Explores the impact of major historical events on women; the contributions of women to the social, political, cultural and economic development of the US; and the changing roles of women within the family and the workplace. Topic varies. May be repeated for credit.

Cross Listing(s): WGST   3137.

HIST   3139   History of Religion in the U.S.

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A survey and analysis of the major religious patterns in the United States with special attention given to belief systems, institutional forms, social composition, and historical development.

Cross Listing(s): RELS   3139.

HIST   3150   The History of Vietnam, 236 B.C. to Present

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

In this course, students will be introduced to the history of Vietnam from its origins in 236 B.C. through the present. Included will be the impact of a thousand years of Chinese colonial rule until 939 and then the country's independent development and expansion versus its neighbors in Southeast Asia before the arrival of the French in the early 19th century. The course will then shift to Vietnam's long struggle to regain its independence that only concluded in 1975. Students will develop advanced proficiency in history through readings and writing assignments as well as individual research projects.

HIST   3151   The American War in Vietnam

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course examines political, military, social, and cultural aspects of the American War in Vietnam from American and Vietnamese perspectives.

HIST   3158   War and Society: A Global Perspective

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course examines the relationship between warfare and societies from a global perspective.

HIST   3230   American Military History

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Studies military strategy, tactics, technology, and main features of American conflicts from colonial times to this century.

HIST   3231   Introduction to Public History

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This class surveys the field of Public History and its various subfields. This project-driven class will provide students experience with presenting history through museums, historic sites, media programs, and other public venues.

HIST   3233   The Early Church

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

How did Christianity turn from an illegal, persecuted cult into the official religion of the Roman empire" The course will focus on the first five hundred years of the Christian church: its development, doctrine, and especially its relationship with the ancient civilizations of the Mediterranean world (Greece, Rome, and the Near East).

Cross Listing(s): RELS   3233.

HIST   3234   The History of Islam in Southeast Asia

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

After a brief review of the founding, basic beliefs and practices of Islam, the students will be introduced to the history of Islam in Southeast Asia from its arrival through the present. Included will be how Islam "fit" into the region's existing religiosity as well as its political-economic life. The arrival of Europeans by the 1500s introduced an important new factor into the region which had religious as well as political-economic dimensions, resulting in local resistance and religious as well as secular nationalism. After World War II, with the emergence of new and largely democratic states, the relationship of the state and Islam became a more complex issue and continues to play a significant role in the national lives of the region. Students will develop advanced proficiency in history through readings and writing assignments as well as individual research projects and essay examinations.

HIST   3235   History of Modern Cuba

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course will examine the economic, political, social, and cultural history of Cuba from the nineteenth century to the present day. We will explore the island’s unique past as it transformed from being a Spanish colony to a neocolonial U.S. protectorate, then an independent nation, and finally a socialist state. We will discuss the question of national identity, the politics of race and gender, economic changes, and the role of what historian Louis A. Perez, Jr. has called the “ties of singular intimacy” between Cuba and the United States. We will also pay specific attention to the national and international popularity of Cuban music and culture, the origins and legacies of the Cuban Revolution of 1959, the difficulties and uncertainties brought on by the dissolution of the Soviet Union, and the future of Cuba in a post-Castro era.

HIST   3236   History of Latinos/as in the United States

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A political, social, and cultural survey of Latinos/as in the United States from the eighteenth century to the present day.

HIST   3250   The Muslim World to Tamerlane

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A study of the rise of Islam in the seventh century and of the various Muslim societies that arose prior to the fifthteenth century from the Iberian Peninsula to South Asia.

Cross Listing(s): INTS   3250 and RELS   3250.

HIST   3251   The Muslim World Since Genghis Khan

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A study of the global reach of Islam since the thirteenth century. The focus is on how Muslim societies have dealt with the precipitous decline in their well-being since their pinnacle of influence in the seventeenth century.

Cross Listing(s): INTS   3251 and RELS   3251.

HIST   3330   History of Greece

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A survey of ancient Greek history from the Minoan and Mycenaean civilizations to Alexander the Great.

Cross Listing(s): HIST   3330S.

HIST   3330S   History of Greece

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A survey of ancient Greek history from the Minoan and Mycenaean civilizations to Alexander the Great.

Cross Listing(s): HIST   3330.

HIST   3331   History of Rome

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A survey of Roman history and society from the beginnings to the emperor Constantine.

Cross Listing(s): HIST   3331S.

HIST   3331S   History of Rome

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A survey of Roman history and society from the beginnings to the emperor Constantine.

Cross Listing(s): HIST   3331.

HIST   3332   Late Antiquity

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A survey of the Mediterranean world from the later Roman Empire to the new civilizations of Europe, Byzantium, and Islam.

Cross Listing(s): HIST   3332S.

HIST   3332S   Late Antiquity

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A survey of the Mediterranean world from the later Roman Empire to the new civilizations of Europe, Byzantium, and Islam.

Cross Listing(s): HIST   3332.

HIST   3333   The Middle Ages

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A survey of the development of European civilization and relations between Christendom and Islam from the decline of the Roman Empire to the Renaissance.

Cross Listing(s): HIST   3333S.

HIST   3333S   The Middle Ages

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A survey of the development of European civilization and relations between Christendom and Islam from the decline of the Roman Empire to the Renaissance.

Cross Listing(s): HIST   3333.

HIST   3334   Christian Europe 450-1750

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

The major theme of this course is the development of various Christian traditions in Europe from the early middle ages to the Enlightenment. Topics include the spread of Christianity, formation of distinct Christian churches, and the many wars fought in the name of Christianity.

Cross Listing(s): RELS   3334.

HIST   3338   Contemporary Europe

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An examination of the European experience since the end of World War II. Emphasizes the political, economic social, cultural, and intellectual change and continuity in the years 1945 to the present.

Cross Listing(s): HIST   3338S and INTS   3338.

HIST   3338S   Contemporary Europe

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An examination of the European experience since the end of World War II. Emphasizes the political, economic social, cultural, and intellectual change and continuity in the years 1945 to the present.

Cross Listing(s): HIST   3338.

HIST   3431   Modern Britain: 1485 to the Present

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This comprehensive survey of the political, economic and cultural history of the British Isles and British Empire covers the period from the end of the Wars of the Roses in 1485 to the present era of devolved sovereignty in Scotland and Wales and the partial independence of Ireland.

HIST   3432   Modern Germany

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A survey of modern German history, outlining the origins of Prussia, Bismarck's statecraft, the rise and fall of Hitler's Third Reich, and post-World War II Germany.

HIST   3434   Modern European Thought

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An examination of significant figures and developments in modern European intellectual history from the eighteenth century Enlightenment to Post-Structuralism.

HIST   3435   The Scientific Revolution

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A study of scientific change from Copernicus to Newton.

HIST   3436   The Holocaust

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course will examine the origins, implementation, and legacy of the Holocaust: the attempt of the Nazis to eliminate Europe's Jews and other ethnic groups labeled as undesirables by the National Socialist Movement in Germany.

Cross Listing(s): HIST   3436S.

HIST   3436S   The Holocaust

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course will examine the origins, implementation, and legacy of the Holocaust: the attempt of the Nazis to eliminate Europe's Jews and other ethnic groups labeled as undesirables by the National Socialist Movement in Germany.

Cross Listing(s): HIST   3436.

HIST   3530   History of Africa to 1800

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Traces the development of significant social, economic and political institutions within precolonial Africa.

Cross Listing(s): AAST   3530 and INTS   3530.

HIST   3531   History of Africa since 1800

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Traces significant developments in precolonial, colonial and post-colonial African history. These include trade and the origins of the colonial state as well as African encounters with colonialism.

Cross Listing(s): AAST   3531 and INTS   3531.

HIST   3532   The Modern Middle East

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A survey of the major developments in the Middle East since World War I.

Cross Listing(s): INTS   3532.

HIST   3533   Modern Eastern Europe

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A survey of Eastern Europe which will stress the political, social, economic, military and cultural development of 19th and 20th century Poland, Hungary, and Czech Republic as well as the Balkan nations.

HIST   3534   Modern Southeast Asia

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Common themes of the region from 1600, including the impact of the West, the nationalist response, and the post-WW II rise of a modern community of nations.

Cross Listing(s): INTS   3534.

HIST   3536   Russia to 1917

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A survey of the history of Russia from its Kievan origins to the Revolution of 1917.

Cross Listing(s): HIST   3536S.

HIST   3536S   Russia to 1917

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A survey of the history of Russia from its Kievan origins to the Revolution of 1917.

Cross Listing(s): HIST   3536.

HIST   3537   Colonial Latin America

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A political, social, and economic survey of Latin America from its pre-Columbia era to its struggles for independence.

Cross Listing(s): INTS   3537 and LAST   3537.

HIST   3538   Modern Latin America

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A political, social, and economic survey of Latin America from independence to the present.

Cross Listing(s): INTS   3538, INTS   3538S, LAST   3538, LAST   3538S.

HIST   3630H   History Honors Seminar

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

In this course, History majors in the Honors program will select a historical topic, begin researching it, choose a faculty mentor, and write a thesis prospectus that includes a review of the historiographical literature and an annotated bibliography.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "B" in HIST   2630.

HIST   4030   Directed Study in History

1-3 Credit Hours.   1-3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Independent study with topics varying by professor.

Cross Listing(s): HIST   4030H and HIST   4030S.

HIST   4030H   Directed Study in History

1-3 Credit Hours.   1-3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Independent study with topics varying by professor.

Cross Listing(s): HIST   4030 and HIST   4030S.

HIST   4030S   Directed Study in History

1-3 Credit Hours.   1-3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Independent study with topics varying by professor.

Cross Listing(s): HIST   4030 and HIST   4030H.

HIST   4130   Georgia History

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Explores important political, social, cultural, and economic developments that have shaped modern Georgia. Satisfies the Georgia Constitution and Georgia History requirements.

HIST   4131   Biography and History

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Analysis of biography as a genre in historical writing and scholarship using life stories of representative individuals in history.

HIST   4132   Recent America: U.S. Since 1945

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Surveys the history of the United States from World War II to the present, including social, political, and economic developments.

HIST   4133   U.S. Diplomacy: The Cold War

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Examines the history of U.S. foreign relations from the aftermath of World War II to the collapse of the Soviet Union.

Cross Listing(s): INTS   4133.

HIST   4134   The Civil Rights Movement

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

The course explores the origins, ideologies, strategies and legacy of the modern civil rights movement in the North and the South with special focus on the impact of race, class and gender on civil rights from 1946-1968.

Cross Listing(s): AAST   4134.

HIST   4135   The United States in the 1960's

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An examination of the cultural, social and political changes in the United States during the 1960s. Topics include the Civil Rights movement, the Vietnam War, the rise of feminism, the counterculture, and the conservative backlash.

HIST   4230   The Renaissance

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Examines the cultural, intellectual, political, economic and social aspects of Italy from 1300-1525, with additional reference to its northern European context.

Cross Listing(s): HIST   4230S.

HIST   4230S   The Renaissance

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Examines the cultural, intellectual, political, economic and social aspects of Italy from 1300-1525, with additional reference to its northern European context.

Cross Listing(s): HIST   4230.

HIST   4235   Tudor and Stuart England

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course covers the Tudor and Stuart monarchies from 1485-1714, a decisive era in the making of modern Britain and the modern world. Topics include how monarchs reformed religion, patronized major artists, made constitutional changes, and created an economic and political empire spanning the globe. This 230-year period will be examined along primarily political and social lines: "reason of state," the development of bureaucracies, diplomacy (foreign and domestic), and responses to the growing gap between church and state first introduced by the Reformation and reaching a climax 100 years later in the major reorganizations of government. The course concludes with the end of the Stuart Dynasty, and with it, the end of native English, Welsh, and Scottish monarchs.

HIST   4335   Woman Question" in Europe

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An Intellectual History course focusing on the debate over women's nature, women's roles, and the notion of "woman". Although the "woman question" has a history spanning the entire modern period, this course will examine the period 1848-1950 when many of the classic texts appeared.

Cross Listing(s): WGST   4335.

HIST   4336   Science and Religion

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Examines the interactions between science and religion from ancient times to the present.

Cross Listing(s): RELS   4336.

HIST   4337   Technology and the Historian

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course considers the implications of new technologies for the reading, writing, organization and presentation of history. Along with analyzing how technological development has helped fashion collective memory, the course emphasizes creating and implementing design solutions for the communication of historical findings through individual and group projects.

HIST   4431   Invasion of the Americas: Contact, Encounter and Colonization in Early America

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

The Atlantic World context for the settlement of North America, initial contacts between Old World and New, and the processes of colonization and intercultural encounter are the primary subjects of this course.

HIST   4432   Early American History

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course focuses on early American history from the pre-contact to the period just prior to the Revolution. It examines the growing prosperity of the colonial American colonies, the increasing diversity of their populations, and the tensions and crises that resulted from both of these developments. Topics will include the rise of slavery, the birth of consumer society, and the contest among European nations and their Indian allies over the future of North America.

HIST   4530   Revelation and Revolution

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Explores issues of gender, spirituality, and power within the context of African history.

Cross Listing(s): AAST   4530 and WGST   4530.

HIST   4531   World War I

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An examination of the background, origins, diplomacy, strategy, critical turning points, conclusion, and meaning of World War I.

Cross Listing(s): HIST   4531H, HIST   4531S.

HIST   4531H   World War I

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An examination of the background, origins, diplomacy, strategy, critical turning points, conclusion, and meaning of World War I.

Cross Listing(s): HIST   4531, HIST   4531S.

HIST   4531S   World War I

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An examination of the background, origins, diplomacy, strategy, critical turning points, conclusion, and meaning of World War I.

Cross Listing(s): HIST   4531, HIST   4531H.

HIST   4532   Destruction of Slavery

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Focuses on the end of plantation slavery in the nineteenth century Atlantic World. The geographic concentration and topics covered will vary according to the focus of the instructor.

Cross Listing(s): AAST   4532.

HIST   4533   The History of Flight

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A study of the development of aeronautics from the earliest ideas through the space age.

HIST   4534   Dinosaurs and Extinctions

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

The history of (1) the meaning of fossils, meteorites, comets, and asteroids; (2) the discovery of dinosaurs and other extinct animals; and (3) the various extinction theories.

HIST   4635   Senior Seminar

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A senior seminar in which students will engage in extensive research in historical sources and literature relating to a specific problem or topic. Emphasis will be on the individual preparation of research papers. Topics will vary with professor.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in HIST   2630.

Cross Listing(s): HIST   4635S.

HIST   4635S   Senior Seminar

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A senior seminar in which students will engage in extensive research in historical sources and literature relating to a specific problem or topic. Emphasis will be on the individual preparation of research papers. Topics will vary with professor.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in HIST   2630.

Cross Listing(s): HIST   4635.

HIST   4790   Internship in History

1-9 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Designed to give History majors applied history experiences in museums, historical societies, historical sites, or other venues approved by the History Department chair. May be taken only by History majors.

HIST   5030   Selected Topics in History

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Topics will vary with individual professor.

Cross Listing(s): HIST   5030G, HIST   5030S.

HIST   5030S   Selected Topics in History

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Topics will vary with individual professor.

Cross Listing(s): SPAN   5030, SPAN   5030G.

HIST   5130   American Indian History

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A survey of the history of American Indians from pre-contact to the present, supplemented by case studies from a number of regions.

Cross Listing(s): HIST   5130G.

HIST   5133   Revolutionary America

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An intensive study of themes in Revolutionary American history (from 1763 to approximately 1790), including the growing rift between Britain and its colonies, the roles of women and African-Americans, and the origins of American identity.

Cross Listing(s): HIST   5133G.

HIST   5134   Civil War and Reconstruction

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An examination of the sectional polarization of the 1850's, the impact of war on the southern and northern home fronts, and the trauma of reconstructing the Union.

Cross Listing(s): HIST   5134G.

HIST   5137   The Antebellum South

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

The social, intellectual, cultural, economic, and political history of the American South to 1861 with an emphasis on Georgia's role.

Cross Listing(s): HIST   5137G.

HIST   5138   The New South

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

The social, intellectual, cultural, economic, and political history of the post-Civil War South with an emphasis on Georgia's role.

Cross Listing(s): HIST   5138G.

HIST   5230   Advertising and Culture

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Surveys the business of selling consumer goods from the nineteenth century to the present with analysis of how advertising became a cornerstone of the consumer culture and how ads historically have communicated images of the American dream.

Cross Listing(s): HIST   5230G.

HIST   5232   Working Class History in the United States

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An examination of the social, cultural and political history of the working class in the United States since industrialization.

Cross Listing(s): HIST   5232G.

HIST   5233   The American City

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An examination of American urban development from the colonial period to the present with particular attention paid to migration, architecture, technology, politics, transportation, and urban culture in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Cross Listing(s):HIST   5233G, AAST   5233, AAST   5233G.

HIST   5234   Piracy in the Americas, 1500-1750

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course focuses on the history of piracy in the Americas during the Golden Age of Piracy, a period that ranges from European contact to the mid-1700s. It is an age marked by exploration, colonization, overseas trade, endemic religious conflicts, expansive empires, and refractory fiefdoms. Spain and Portugal began the exploration, overseas trade and conquest of this period, but their successes quickly led their northern neighbors, particularly the French, English, and Dutch, to cast their covetous eyes upon slow-moving, inbound treasure fleets of their southern neighbors; creating an elaborate game between predators and prey. The interactions that developed between predators and prey will be the primary subject of this course.

Cross Listing(s): HIST   5234G.

HIST   5236   Religion, Empire, and Revolution in the Eighteenth Century

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course will follow the so-called long eighteenth century -- an era of great historical change and globalization -- through the many religious, intellectual, and scientific achievements associated with the rise and fall of European empires in the Atlantic World from c. 1650-1815. This era culminated in revolutionary movements that included the American, French, Haitian, and the Latin American Revolutions, events which arguably influenced much of nineteenth-, and twentieth-century global history. This course proceeds through an examination of various topics associated with this important crucible of global modernity: such topics may include religious change and the Enlightenment, imperial competition and absolutism, debates over race, slavery and gender equality, slavery in the Enlightenment, and the Age of the Democratic and Atlantic Revolutions.

Cross Listing(s): HIST   5236G.

HIST   5332   The Reformation

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Focuses on the breakup of western Christian unity in the sixteenth century, particularly on the formation of Lutheran and Calvinist denominations and the social, political, and economic consequences for all Europeans through the seventeenth century.

Cross Listing(s): HIST   5332G, RELS   5332, RELS   5332G.

HIST   5335   World War II

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

The Second World War from its origins to its consequences. The military campaigns are covered, but there is also emphasis on the personalities, the technology, the national policies, and the effect of the war on the home fronts.

Cross Listing(s): HIST   5335G.

HIST   5336   Revolutionary France

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An examination of the causes, course, and consequences of the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Eras.

Cross Listing(s): HIST   5336S, HIST   5336G.

HIST   5336S   Revolutionary France

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An examination of the causes, course, and consequences of the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Eras.

Cross Listing(s): HIST   5336, HIST   5336G.

HIST   5339   Britain and the World

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course focuses on the diplomatic, economic, colonial, environmental or cultural relationships between the British Isles and the broader world since 1485.

Cross Listing(s): HIST   5339G.

HIST   5430   Modern France and French Society in Global Context

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course is a topical overview of major issues surrounding the History of Modern France and its place in major patterns of European and Global History. Possible semester-long course topics include: Revolutionary Transformations in French History, France and Its Empire from 1870 to Decolonization, Modern French Society from Napoleon to the Present, Rise and Fall of the Old Regime French Monarchy from Renaissance to Revolution, or France and French Empire in the Era of the World Wars, 1914-1945.

Cross Listing(s): HIST   5430G.

HIST   5530   20th Century Russia

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A survey of the history of Russia in the 20th century.

Cross Listing(s): HIST   5530S, HIST   5530G.

HIST   5530S   20th Century Russia

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A survey of the history of Russia in the 20th century.

Cross Listing(s): HIST   5530, HIST   5530G.

HIST   5531   Modern Japan

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Japan through the Tokugawa period to its nineteenth century emergence from isolation and its growth as a world power with emphasis on traditional culture, industrialization, and post-WW II society.

Cross Listing(s): HIST   5531G, HIST   5531S, INTS   5531, INTS   5531G, INTS   5531S.

HIST   5531S   Modern Japan

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Japan through the Tokugawa period to its nineteenth century emergence from isolation and its growth as a world power with emphasis on traditional culture, industrialization, and post-WW II society.

Cross Listing(s): HIST   5531, HIST   5531G, INTS   5531, INTS   5531G, INTS   5531S.

HIST   5532   Modern China, 1600 to 1949

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course not only offers a general survey on the history of modern China from the rise of the Qing dynasty in 1644 to the establishment of the People’s Republic of China in 1949, but also introduces students to the historiography of modern China and requires students to analyze and discuss related theoretical issues.

Cross Listing(s): HIST   5532G, INTS   5532, INTS   5532G.

HIST   5533   Economic Rivals: U.S.-EC-Japan

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Contrasts the historical development of business in the U.S., European Community, and Japan from preindustrial times to the present, emphasizing how culture, economics, and politics have shaped business growth and international trade, creating rival capitalists.

Cross Listing(s): HIST   5533G, INTS   5533, INTS   5533G.

HIST   5534   Contemporary China, 1949 to Present

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course focuses on China’s unique historical trajectory of modernization from 1949 to the present. It consists of a series of topical lectures on changes in China’s politics, economy, society, and culture, with special emphasis on important events such as the Great Leap Forward, the Cultural Revolution, China’s Post-Mao Reforms, the 1989 Tiananmen Incident, and the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Cross Listing(s): HIST   5534G.

Chair(s): JOHNATHAN G. O'NEILL

Professor(s): WILLIAM T. ALLISON, ROBERT K. BATCHELOR, JONATHAN M. BRYANT, KATHLEEN M. COMERFORD, VERNON O. EGGER (Emeritus), MICHELLE A. HABERLAND, GEORGE HEWETT JOINER (Emeritus), CLEMENT CHARLTON MOSELEY (Emeritus), JOHNATHAN G. O'NEILL, DONALD RAKESTRAW (Emeritus), PAUL A. RODELL, CRAIG H. ROELL, GEORGE H. SHRIVER (Emeritus), ANASTATIA SIMS, CHARLES S. THOMAS (Emeritus), JAMES M. WOODS, ALFRED YOUNG (Emeritus)

Associate Professor(s): ROBERT M. BARROW (Emeritus), JEFFREY D. BURSON, LISA L. DENMARK, ALAN C. DOWNS, ERIC A. HALL, EMERSON THOMAS McMULLEN, JUANJUAN PENG, CATHY J. SKIDMORE HESS, SOLOMAN K. SMITH, TIMOTHY M. TEETER, MICHAEL SCOTT VAN WAGENEN

Assistant Professor(s): CHRISTINA D. ABREU, AHMET AKTURK, FREDERICK W. BROGDON (Emeritus), CHRISTOPHER CAPLINGER, BRIAN K. FELTMAN, MAO LIN

Senior Lecturer(s): DEBORAH TIMMONS HILL

Lecturer(s): MELISSA F. GAYAN, DANIELLE L. SMITH

Limited-Term Assistant Professor(s): LARISSA PIRES