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HIST 1335 - World Community I
History
Ancient, medieval and early modern. Fall, Spring.


HIST 1336 - World Community II
History
The far–reaching social, political, industrial and technological revolutions that have shaped the modern world.


HIST 2333 - United States to 1877
History
The 13 colonies, the Revolution, the creation of a new nation, the Civil War and Reconstruction.


HIST 2334 - United States since 1877
History
Social, political and economic changes from the Gilded Age to the era of Vietnam, Watergate and beyond.


HIST 2335 - 18th Century Europe
History



HIST 3301 - Greek and Roman History
History
Greek and Roman History will survey the 1000 year history from the founding of the Roman Republic, in the context of ancient kingdoms of the Mediterranean world, to the long collapse of the Roman Empire under the weight of a slew of historical problems, not least of which the invasions of barbarian hordes that led to the creation of Europe.


HIST 3302 - History of Common Law
History
(POSC 3302) An introduction to the development of the principal English legal institutions and doctrines.


HIST 3303 - Medieval Europe
History
This course will cover the main events, invasions, battles, church developments, dynasties, economy, ideas, and all the great personalities that contributed to the birth of Europe, from the Sack of Rome to Charlemagne and from the Year 1000 to the Black Death and Hundred Years War.


HIST 3304 - Renaissance and Reformation
History
The European Renaissance, the Protestant and Catholic Reformations and the Age of the Baroque. The dividing of Europe in religion and politics (1300–1715).


HIST 3305 - Renaissance Women
History
This course will examine the social history of early modern times in Europe, from the Renaissance, Italian and Northern, to the era of Protestant Reformation, with a focus on the every day life and conditions of women with attention to faith, family, class, and education.


HIST 3306 - Medicine and Society
History
Medicine and Society uses an historical approach to study the dynamic interplay between disease and society in America. It examines the changing patterns of disease, the roots of morbidity and mortality, the evolution of medical theory and practice, the development of hospitals and the medical profession, the rise of the bio-technology, and post-humanism.


HIST 3307 - Science, Technology, & Society
History
Technology and Society considers technology as the outcome of historically specific technical, historical, cultural, and political efforts, especially in the United States during the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. The course examines such topics as industrialization of production and consumption, development of engineering professions, the emergence of a managerial class and its role in shaping technological forms, and the history of the human-machine interrelation.


HIST 3308 - Music Since 1945
History
Music Since 1945 is a study of music across the genres of Western Art Music, Jazz, and Rock, with a focus on their mutual influences both internal to their compositional traditions and cultural contexts. A key focus of this course is the role of recording and listening technologies, and the music industry in the development of music during this period.


HIST 3309 - History & Cultures of the Middle East
History
This course will survey the regional history and culture of the Middle East since earliest times to today.


HIST 3310 - East Asian History and Culture
History
This course will survey the history and cultures of east Asia, including the modern regions of China, Japan, South East Asia, and Korea and the role this region has played in world history, ancient and modern.


HIST 3311 - Indo-Pacific History & Culture
History
Students in this course will study the rise and influence on world events of the vast but inter-connected Indo-Pacific region, geo-politically, economically and militarily, examining the international connections and tensions between Australia, Malaysia, Indonesia, South East Asia, India, New Zealand, and China.


HIST 3312 - South Asian History & Culture
History
This course will survey the history and cultures of south Asia, including the modern regions of India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and the role of this region in world history, including ancient, modern and diaspora history.


HIST 3313 - Opera and Ideas
History
Opera and Ideas explores the interrelation between Western European opera and ideas mainly through the study of major operas and music dramas from the 17th century to the 20th century. No prior musical training is necessary to succeed in this seminar. The seminar requires listening assignments, and attendance at a live opera performance.


HIST 3314 - History of Strategic Management
History
Strategic management is the process of setting goals, procedures, and objectives in order to make a company or organization more competitive and innovative. Strategic management has a history that dates back to antiquity. Students in this course gain knowledge about strategic management and leadership by studying historical examples of successful and unsuccessful organizational strategies. This course examines the evolution of strategic management in the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries, but also probes the less discussed sources of strategy in the Ancient world (Greece, Rome)


HIST 3316 - History & Cultures of Africa
History
This course will survey the long history of continental Africa from pre-history to modern national histories and global contexts, including geographical, social, religious, economic, and political factors.


HIST 3318 - Medieval Women
History
The course will provide a study of medieval history, in terms of politics, society, economy, and culture, from the perspective of women's experience. We will study queens, writers, artists, nuns, merchants, artisans, and peasants in terms of how they were shaped by the times and in turn contributed to shaping their times.


HIST 3320 - Development of Modern Catholic Social Thought
History
The course will survey the range of responses among Catholic laity and Church hierarchy to the crises arising from modernization in general and from the French revolution, in particular: questions of church and state, religious freedom, educational freedom, the “social question” and the rise of revolutionary atheistic socialism. Students will gain an understanding of how the pillars of Catholic social teaching (human person, common good, solidarity, and subsidiarity)


HIST 3321 - Liberal Learning Through the Ages
History
Liberal learning, study of the liberal arts, has been the hallmark of free, self-governing persons since Greek and Roman antiquity. This course will survey the meaning and relevance of liberal education as part of a flourishing human life, from the origin of the concepts to our own hyper-specialized scientific and technology-driven world of today


HIST 3331 - Age of Revolutions: Europe 1715-1870
History
Enlightenment, French Revolution and Napoleon, political and cultural revolutions of Liberalism, Romanticism, Socialism and Nationalism.


HIST 3332 - Clash of Dictators
History
The two world wars, the rise of Communism and National Socialism, the search for peace.


HIST 3333 - England under the Tudors and Stuarts, 1485-1714
History
From Henry VII to Queen Anne: the Elizabethans, Civil War, Commonwealth and Restoration.


HIST 3336 - Texas History
History
From the early explorers to the present day: the six flags over Texas, the struggle for independence, the Lone Star Republic, statehood and the creation of the “Texas Mystique.”


HIST 3340 - Colonial Latin America
History
A study of ideas and attitudes, institutions and events in Latin America from the preconquest era to the wars for independence.


HIST 3343 - Latin American Revolutions
History
A topical examination of the history of one or more Latin American nations since independence, with a concentration on the persons, events and institutions that help to explain current developments in Latin America.


HIST 3348 - History of Ideas in America
History
Intellectual trends and popular culture from the Gilded Age through two world wars and the turbulent 1960s.


HIST 3350 - Revolutionary America
History
A study of colonial origins and revolutionary results such as how Great Britain lost an empire and how Americans created the first democratic republic. This course will focus on society, politics and culture from 1607–1789. Spring,


HIST 3351 - 19th Century US, 1790-1890
History
A study of the Early National period; Jefferson and Jacksonian eras; slavery, causes, conduct, and consequences of the Civil War; and the Gilded Age.


HIST 3352 - Modern US, 1890-Present
History
A study of the political, social, economic, military, and cultural issues in the Progressive Era, Roaring '20s, New Deal, World Wars, Cold War and its legacies, as well as key events in the 21st century.


HIST 3353 - The American Civil War
History
A study of the contributing factors that help explain the coming of the Civil War, and the resulting failure of attempts to reconstruct the South along desired lines.


HIST 3354 - United States from the Gilded Age to the Progressive Era, 1877-1920
History
A course that explains how the U.S. dealt with the massive transformation of society that challenged its basic values and assumptions, led to the U.S. as a world power and culminated in the reform era of the progressives.


HIST 3355 - Intercultural Issues
History
(INST 3355) A survey of world cultures, the factors distinguishing them from one another, and the impact that cultural differences have on international relations. Special emphasis is placed on current cultural issues of major concern to the international community. Prerequisite: Junior Standing. Fall.


HIST 3363 - Church History I
History
Church history and Christian thought from apostolic times to the end of the 13th century.


HIST 3364 - Church History II
History
Church history and Christian thought from the end of the 13th century to the present.


HIST 3365 - History of Ireland Since 1600
History
Irish History from the end of the reign of Elizabeth I to the recent Time of Troubles. Special emphasis on the influence of English History, the revolutions of the 18th century, the development of Irish nationalism, the emergence of an Irish nation under the leadership of de Valera and the unsettling issues in the time of troubles.


HIST 3367 - New Deal & World War II
History
To develop a deeper and more complex understanding of the interactions of economics, political, social, cultural, and military issues during the New Deal and World War II eras in American history.


HIST 3368 - Scientific Revolutions
History
Development of modern theories concerning the physical universe and workings of the human body and evolution associated with notable thinkers such as Copernicus, Galileo, Newton, Darwin, Einstein, and others.


HIST 3370 - The Enlightenment and its Critics
History
After critical reading of selections from the main thinkers of the Enlightenment, from Descartes to Kant, founders of the ideological currents that lead through modernism to post-modernism, we will consider some important thinkers who have gone against the current of Enlightenment axiomatic beliefs about human nature and human fulfillment, so to speak, with alternative paradigms on the great issues confronting modernity.


HIST 3388 - America in the World
History
This course is a survey of American diplomacy and foreign relations, major conflicts, treaties and alliances, from the colonial era to the present


HIST 3390 - Capitalism and Communism
History
In this course we will critically read selections both the classical liberal, free market tradition, such as Smith and Bastiat to Friedman and Hayek, and from the communist tradition, from Marx to the Frankfurt School.


HIST 4094 - Capstone Thesis Preparation Course II
History
This non–credit course is a continuation of the year long capstone thesis experience in history and is taken in the spring semester of the student’s senior year. The students will complete their Capstone Thesis under the direction of a mentor and second reader. The successful completion of a Capstone Thesis and the presentation of the research at UST research day are requirements for graduation.


HIST 4191 - Internship in History
History
Practical experience in historical research and archival work under the direction of professionals. Maximum: 3 credit hours. Open only to majors who qualify for the program.


HIST 4192 - Directed Reading/Independent Study in History
History
Student research on a selected problem in the field pursued under the guidance of an assigned member of the faculty.


HIST 4193 - Special Topics in History
History
Upper–division treatment of selected topics of mutual interest to faculty and students.


HIST 4291 - Internship in History
History
Practical experience in historical research and archival work under the direction of professionals. Maximum: 3 credit hours. Open only to majors who qualify for the program.


HIST 4292 - Directed Reading/Independent Study in History
History
Student research on a selected problem in the field pursued under the guidance of an assigned member of the faculty.


HIST 4293 - Special Topics in History
History
Upper–division treatment of selected topics of mutual interest to faculty and students.


HIST 4319 - Medieval & Imperial Russia
History
A study of the major forces and figures that shaped Russian history through the Kievan, Mongol/Appanage, Moscovite and Imperial Russian periods to the mid– 19th century.


HIST 4320 - Russia Since Alexander II
History
Intellectual and political thought and Russian historical development from Alexander II through the collapse of the Soviet Union.


HIST 4328 - History of the Family
History
Love, marriage, children, old age and death from the colonial period to the present.


HIST 4330 - The Historian’s Craft
History
Students will distinguish conflicting scholarly interpretations of major events in American, European, and World history as well as examine the nature of historical development and causation, the reasons for writing and studying history, the nature of historical evidence, “objectivity” in history, and the emergence of new subfields.


HIST 4333 - Topics in Latin American History
History



HIST 4334 - Topics in Church History
History



HIST 4345 - Greek & Roman Historians
History
In this course students read from the founders of “history” – Herodotus, Thucydides, Xenophon, Polybius, Livy, Tacitus, and Plutarch, for instance – as they explore the human condition and lessons from the past.


HIST 4353 - Environmental History
History
A history of the attitudes the U.S. as a nation has had toward the environment and the historic forces that helped shape these attitudes.


HIST 4391 - Internship in History
History
Practical experience in historical research and archival work under the direction of professionals. Maximum: 3 credit hours. Open only to majors who qualify for the program.


HIST 4392 - Directed Reading/Independent Study in History
History
Student research on a selected problem in the field pursued under the guidance of an assigned member of the faculty.


HIST 4393 - Special Topics in History
History
Upper–division treatment of selected topics of mutual interest to faculty and students.


HIST 4394 - Capstone Thesis Preparation Course I
History
This course is the first part of the year long capstone thesis experience in history and is taken in the fall semester of the student’s senior year. This course provides preparation for the students to research, write and present a capstone thesis in history. The students will be guided in the initial steps of the topic selection and research. A substantial rough draft of the thesis will be completed by the end of the semester.


HIST 4492 - Directed Reading/Independent Study in History
History
Student research on a selected problem in the field pursued under the guidance of an assigned member of the faculty.


HIST 4493 - Special Topics in History
History
Upper–division treatment of selected topics of mutual interest to faculty and students.




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