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Dept. Code:  HIS

‌Our Department is committed to pursuing excellence in historical and interdisciplinary scholarship, teaching, and service to the profession, the University, and the wider community.

Our fine faculty of some twenty-four professors does research and teaches in many historical areas, often crossing chronological, geographic, and disciplinary boundaries.

Our courses combine innovative subjects and methods with more traditional subjects and presentations. In their classes, students have the opportunity to experience the latest and best historical research and writing, to explore special topics in depth, and to receive rigorous training in researching, analyzing, and writing history from nationally and internationally recognized scholars.

Master of Arts Program in History

Doctoral Program in History


HIS 602. Studies in African History. 3 Credit Hours.

Selected topics in African history. Subtitles describing the topics to be offered will be shown in parentheses in the printed class schedule, following the title.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

HIS 611. Studies in Asian History. 3 Credit Hours.

Selected topics in Asian history. Subtitles describing the topics to be offered will be shown in parentheses in the printed class schedule, following the title.
Components: SEM.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

HIS 632. Studies in European History. 3 Credit Hours.

Selected topics in European history. Subtitles describing the topics to be offered will be shown in parentheses in the printed class schedule, following the title.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall & Spring.

HIS 633. Seminar in European History. 3 Credit Hours.

Selected topics in European History.
Components: SEM.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

HIS 634. Seminar in Ancient History. 3 Credit Hours.

Selected topics in Ancient History.
Components: SEM.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

HIS 636. Studies in Medieval History. 3 Credit Hours.

Selected topics in Medieval history. Subtitles describing the topics to be offered will be shown in parentheses in the printed class schedule, following the title.
Components: SEM.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

HIS 638. Studies in Early Modern European History. 3 Credit Hours.

Selected topics in European history before the French Revolution. Subtitles describing the topics to be offered will be shown in parentheses in the printed cl ass schedule, following the title.
Components: SEM.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall & Spring.

HIS 641. Field Preparation: Colonial Latin America. 3 Credit Hours.

An introduction to central historical issues and historiographical debates in the field of Colonial Latin America.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

HIS 646. Studies in Modern European History. 3 Credit Hours.

Selected topics in European history after the French Revolution. Subtitles describing the topics to be offered will be shown in parentheses in the printed class schedule, following the title.
Components: SEM.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

HIS 652. Studies in Latin American History. 3 Credit Hours.

Selected topics in Latin-American history. Subtitles describing the topics to be offered will be shown in parentheses in the printed class schedule, following the title.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

HIS 654. Studies in Modern Latin American History. 3 Credit Hours.

Selected topics in Latin-American history before and after Independence. Subtitles describing the topics to be offered will be shown in parentheses in the printed class schedule, following the title.
Components: SEM.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

HIS 655. Studies in Colonial Latin American History. 3 Credit Hours.

Selected topics in the colonial period of Latin-American history. Subtitles describing the topics to be offered will be shown in parentheses in the printed class schedule, following the title.
Components: SEM.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

HIS 662. Studies in United States History. 3 Credit Hours.

Selected topics in United States history. Subtitles describing the topics to be offered will be shown in parentheses in the printed class schedule.
Components: SEM.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall & Spring.

HIS 664. Studies in American Intellectual and Cultural History. 3 Credit Hours.

Selected topics in American intellectual and cultural history. Subtitles describing the topics to be offered will be shown in parentheses in the printed class schedule.
Components: SEM.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

HIS 665. Studies in American Political and Diplomatic History. 3 Credit Hours.

Selected topics in American political and diplomatic history. Subtitles describing the topics to be offered will be shown in parentheses in the printed class schedule.
Components: SEM.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

HIS 669. Studies In African-American History. 3 Credit Hours.

Selected topics in African-American history. Subtitles describing the topics to be offered will be shown in parentheses in the printed class schedule, following the title.
Components: SEM.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

HIS 670. Studies in Public History. 3 Credit Hours.

Selected topics in public history. Subtitles describing the topics to be offered will be shown in parentheses in the printed class schedule, following the title.
Components: SEM.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

HIS 697. Studies in Visual History. 3 Credit Hours.

Selected topics in the use of photographs and other visual evidence for historical purposes. Subtitles describing the topics to be offered will be shown in parentheses in the printed class schedule, following the title.
Components: SEM.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall & Spring.

HIS 701. Seminar in Comparative History. 3 Credit Hours.

Selected topics in Comparative History.
Components: SEM.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall & Spring.

HIS 702. Seminar in Comparative History. 3 Credit Hours.

Selected topics in Comparative History.
Components: SEM.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

HIS 703. Directed Readings in African History. 1-3 Credit Hours.


Components: THI.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

HIS 704. Directed Readings in Asian History. 1-3 Credit Hours.


Components: THI.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

HIS 705. Directed Readings in European History. 1-3 Credit Hours.


Components: THI.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

HIS 706. Directed Readings In Latin-American History. 1-3 Credit Hours.


Components: THI.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

HIS 707. Directed Readings in American History. 1-3 Credit Hours.


Components: THI.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

HIS 708. Directed Readings in Comparative History. 1-3 Credit Hours.


Components: THI.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

HIS 709. Field Preparation: Colonial and Revolutionary America. 3 Credit Hours.

An introduction to central historical issues and historiographical debates in the field of Colonial and Revolutionary America.
Components: SEM.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

HIS 712. Field Preparation: Modern America. 3 Credit Hours.

An introduction to central historical issues and historiographical debates in the field of Modern America.
Components: SEM.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

HIS 713. Field Preparation: Medieval Europe. 3 Credit Hours.

The central historical issues and historiographical debates in the field of Medieval European History.
Components: SEM.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Spring.

HIS 714. Field Preparation: Early Modern Europe. 3 Credit Hours.

An introduction to central historical issues and historiographical debates in the field of Early Modern Europe.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

HIS 715. Modern Europe Field Preparation. 3 Credit Hours.

This course is designed to prepare students for the Modern European Field Comprehensive Exam by introducing them to leading works and diverse approaches in the study, writing, and interpretation of modern European history. The choice of readings will be selective, but in range and significance they will provide students with a foundation for further command of the field.
Components: SEM.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

HIS 718. Field Preparation: Modern Latin America. 3 Credit Hours.

An introduction to central historical issues and historiographical debates in the field of Modern Latin America.
Components: SEM.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

HIS 721. Historiography. 3 Credit Hours.

The philosophy, theory, and practice of history.
Components: SEM.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

HIS 722. Dissertation Prospectus Seminar. 3 Credit Hours.

Students will develop a strong dissertation prospectus. This class will operate as a writing workshop, for which each student will write and revise several draft of a prospectus that will be critiqued by the student's advisor, the professor teaching the course, and fellow students. At the end of the semester, students will give oral presentation about their proposed projects to the department.
Components: SEM.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall.

HIS 760. Seminar in Latin-American History. 3 Credit Hours.

Selected topics in Latin-American History.
Components: SEM.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

HIS 761. Seminar in United States History. 3 Credit Hours.

Selected topics in United States History.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

HIS 762. History as a Profession. 3 Credit Hours.

Practical experience for graduate students in designing courses; preparing lectures, conference papers and scholarly publications; and in applying for jobs and research grants
Components: SEM.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall & Spring.

HIS 810. Master's Thesis. 1-6 Credit Hours.

The student working on his/her master's thesis enrolls for credit, in most departments not to exceed six, as determined by his/her advisor. Credit is not awarded until the thesis has been accepted.
Components: THI.
Grading: SUS.
Typically Offered: Fall & Spring.

HIS 820. Research in Residence. 1 Credit Hour.

Used to establish research in residence for the thesis for the master's degree after the student has enrolled for the permissible cumulative total in HIS 710 (usually six credits). Credit not granted. May be regarded as full time residence.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall & Spring.

HIS 825. Continuous Registration--Master's Study. 1 Credit Hour.

To establish residence for non-thesis master's students who are preparing for major examinations. Credit not granted. Regarded as full time residence.
Components: THI.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall & Spring.

HIS 830. Doctoral Dissertation. 1-12 Credit Hours.

Required of all candidates for the Ph.D. The student will enroll for credit as determined by his/her advisor, but for not less than a total of 12 hours. Up to 12 hours may be taken in a regular semester, but not more than six in a summer session.
Components: THI.
Grading: SUS.
Typically Offered: Fall & Spring.

HIS 840. Post-Candidacy Doctoral Dissertation. 1-12 Credit Hours.

Required of all candidates for the Ph.D. who have advanced to candidacy. The student will enroll for credit as determined by his/her advisor, but not for less than a total of 12. Not more than 12 hours of HIS 740 may be taken in a regular semester, nor more than six in a summer session.
Components: THI.
Grading: SUS.
Typically Offered: Fall & Spring.

HIS 850. Research in Residence. 1 Credit Hour.

Used to establish research in residence for the Ph.D. and D.A., after the student has been enrolled for the permissible cumulative total in appropriate doctoral research. Credit not granted. May be regarded as full-time residence as determined by the Dean of the Graduate School.
Components: THI.
Grading: SUS.
Typically Offered: Fall & Spring.