Graduate Courses

500-level courses are offered at the senior/graduate level. Undergraduate students registering for 500-level courses must be history majors who have completed 24 hours in history and have senior standing. See the undergraduate program.

510 Public History (3 hrs.)

Public history and its application in areas such as public policy, historical editing, local and community history (including historical societies), archival collection (including electronic databasing) and historic preservation, oral history, museum programs, and historical sites interpretation.

513 The Old South (3 hrs.)

Southern society, economics, politics and culture concentrating on the nineteenth century South through Reconstruction.

514 The New South (3 hrs.)

The post-Reconstruction South emphasizing the economic, social, and political readjustments made during the twentieth century.

524 The Atlantic World (3 hrs.)

Comparative survey of the western European colonial empires from 1450 to 1763, emphasizing the cultural interactions of African, Amerindian, and European peoples in the Americas.

527 The Age of the American Revolution (3 hrs.)

Politics, society, economy, culture and international conflicts from 1700 through the Revolutionary War to 1812.

528 The Republic in Crisis (3 hrs.)

Political, social, and economic changes in the United States and its sections from 1812 through the Civil War and Reconstruction.

537 The Rise of Modern America (3 hrs.)

Economic and social changes, imperialism, and the growth of government in the United States from 1877 to the 1920s.

538 Modern America (3 hrs.)

American society, politics, economics, and foreign affairs from the end of World War I to the origins of the Cold War.

539 Recent America (3 hrs.)

Contemporary America from the 1950s to the present analyzing both domestic and foreign affairs.

573 The High Middle Ages (3 hrs.)

Political, economic, and cultural features of Europe when medieval civilization was at its height.

574 The Renaissance and Reformation (3 hrs.)

Selected topics in the Italian Renaissance and European Reformation.

575 Crisis in Europe, 1560-1660 (3 hrs.)

Europe in an age of anxiety, religious wars, political upheaval, witch hunts, and the early scientific revolution.

576 Absolutism and Enlightenment, 1660-1763 (3 hrs.)

Europe from Louis XIV to the Peace of Paris, an age of political stability and intellectual innovation.

577 The French Revolution and Napoleon (3 hrs.)

A study of European ideas, institutions, and events from the beginning of the French Revolution to the demise of the Napoleonic Empire.

578 Europe in the Nineteenth Century (3 hrs.)

Major political, social, economic, and intellectual developments in Europe from the Congress of Vienna to World War I.

579 Europe in the Twentieth Century (3 hrs.)

Major developments in Europe from 1914 to the present, including the two World Wars and postwar-reconstruction.

590 Research Seminar in History (3 hrs.)

Historiography, research and writing, and recent interpretations in the field of history. Open only to seniors who are majors or minors in history or to graduate students.

598 Readings in History 1-(3 hrs.)

In exceptional circumstances, a student may ask a professor to provide a reading course on a subject of the professor's choosing.

Courses at the 600-level are open to graduate students or to senior history majors in accordance with specific Graduate School requirements.

605 Recent Interpretations of Modern History (3 hrs.)

Development of the ability to appraise critical historical issues through study and discussion of recent interpretations of key historical problems in modern western history. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or permission of instructor.

614 Studies in Southern History (3 hrs.)

Research, writing, and critical examination of selected topics in nineteenth- and twentieth-century southern history.

618 Studies in Early American History (3 hrs.)

Research, writing, and critical examination of selected topics in early American history from 1607 to 1800.

619 Studies in Nineteenth-Century American History (3 hrs.)

Research, writing, and critical examination of selected topics in nineteenth-century American history.

620 Studies in Twentieth-Century American History (3 hrs.)

Research, writing, and critical examination of selected topics in twentieth-century American history.

650 Research Methods in History (3 hrs.)

Exploration of contemporary research methods such as archival research, paleography, quantitative methods, and state/local research techniques.

655 Studies in British History (3 hrs.)

Research, writing, and critical examination of selected topics in British history.

656 Studies in French History (3 hrs.)

Research, writing, and critical examination of selected topics in French history.

657 Studies in Russian and Soviet History (3 hrs.)

Research, writing, and critical examination of selected topics on Imperial Russia and the Soviet Union.

670 Studies in Medieval History (3 hrs.)

Research, writing, and critical examination of selected topics in medieval history.

680 Studies in Early Modern Europe (3 hrs.)

Research, writing, and critical examination of selected topics in the field of early modern European history.

690 Studies in Modern Europe (3 hrs.)

Research, writing, and critical examination of selected topics in the field of modern European history.

699 Master's Thesis (1-3 hrs.)

Required each semester a student is working and receiving direction on a master's thesis. A minimum of two terms is required but no more than six hours credit is allowed for the thesis.