History (HIST)

Course Descriptions (Per Subject)

HIST 1002. Introduction to the African Diaspora. (2 Credits)

A study of the peoples and cultures of African descent throughout the African Diaspora, especially in Africa, the Caribbean, South America and the United States. Emphasis on the political, social and cultural institutions that have contributed to the development of African Diaspora peoples and cultures.

HIST 1111. Survey of World History I. (3 Credits)

A survey of World History to early modern times.

HIST 1111H. Honors World History I. (3 Credits)

A survey of the development and diffusion of civilization from the origin of humanity/humankind in Africa and ancient times to the end of the sixteenth century. This course is offered with a view of creating an understanding and appreciation for the economic, social, cultural and political foundation of western civilization in the ancient, medieval and early modern periods.

HIST 1112. Survey of World History II. (3 Credits)

A survey of the development and diffusion of civilization from the origin of humanity/humankind in Africa and ancient times to the end of the sixteenth century. This course is offered with a view of creating an understanding and appreciation for the economic, social, cultural and political foundation of western civilization in the ancient, medieval and early modern periods. Offered: fall.

HIST 1112H. Honors World History II. (3 Credits)

This course continues HONR 1151 and examines events from the early modern period to the present time.  Prerequisite: HONOR 1151

HIST 2111. Survey of American History I. (3 Credits)

A survey of American History to the post-Civil War period.

HIST 2112. Survey of American History II. (3 Credits)

A survey of American History from the post-Civil War period to the present.

HIST 2113. Minorities in America. (3 Credits)

A survey of selected minority groups and their contributions in the development of the United States.

HIST 2115. African American History. (3 Credits)

A survey of African-American history beginning with the African background and moving through the 20th century to the present.

HIST 2116. American Military History. (3 Credits)

A survey of American Military History from the Revolutionary War to the present.

HIST 2117. Intro to Public History. (3 Credits)

A lecture and practical experience course for the history major or other student who wishes to learn about the field of public history. The course will be conducted in the classroom, with a component of Web-based study, and in area museums and related public history sites. Major topics of study will include archives and archival pro- cedures, museums and museum operations, historic preservation, Na- tional Register criteria, historic interpretation, oral history, and local and family history. This course will give students the opportunity to explore a field of history beyond the traditional realms teaching and publishing. As the area of public history is currently expanding, it may provide career opportunities for students who have an interest in history but who do not wish to follow the traditional paths of teaching in secondary schools or institutions of higher learning.

HIST 3205. History of Islamic Cultures. (3 Credits)

Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(s): junior, senior. An evaluation of the emergence of Islam as a religious force in the seventh century. A review of the social, economic and political histo- ries of the lands stretching from India to Spain which converted to Islam between the eighth and twentieth centuries. *Can apply to European or Non-Western History sections.

HIST 3206. Slavery in Ancient and Modern Worlds. (3 Credits)

A study of slavery-the practices, the process, and the slave trade- from the time of Neolithic man through the current epidemics of slavery in Africa and Asia. A narrative approach will trace the practice through cultures -- Mesopotamian, Egyptian, Chinese, Indian, Persian, Roman, Viking, Native American, Arabic, African, etc. -- and make reference to the part slavery played in the economic development of the world's cultures and societies. Particular attention will be on the survival of slavery in the post-emancipation era of the 1800s and its dramatic resurgence in the 20th and 21st centuries. This course will give students the opportunity to place the American slave and emancipation experience in the broader context of slavery throughout the world, and alert them to the continued existence and growth of the practice in regions of the modern world.

HIST 3301. Historical Methods I. (3 Credits)

Must be enrolled in one of the following classes: Junior, Senior Introduction to the nature, methods and tools of historical research and documentation. Required of all history majors.

HIST 3302. Historical Methods II. (3 Credits)

Problems of oral history, documenting, photograph assessment and primary evidence research Required of all history majors.

HIST 3403. History of Georgia. (3 Credits)

A survey of the political, social and economic history of Georgia from colonial times to the present.

HIST 3404. Diplomatic History of the United States. (3 Credits)

A survey of the development of American foreign policy and diplomatic crises involving the United States and foreign nations from the birth of the Republic down to the 20th Century.

HIST 3405. Civil War and Reconstruction. (3 Credits)

An analysis of the origins of the Civil War, the War itself and the Reconstruction Period.

HIST 3406. Directed Reading in European History. (3 Credits)

A readings course for the history major or for any other student who wishes to improve his/her historical knowledge in any era of European history. The course can be conducted as a seminar class or biweekly appointments between the professor and the student. The course will be supervised by the ASU professor who normally teaches courses in European history. This course is designed to im- prove the student's thinking and writing skills by having him/her ac- tually "read" history. For history and pre-law majors, it will be an essential background for the self-direction and first-rate reading comprehension needed in both graduate school and law school.

HIST 3408. Directed Reading in Non-Western History. (3 Credits)

A readings course for the history major or for any other students who wishes to improve his/her historical knowledge in any era of non-Western (most especially African, Latin American, and East Asian) history. The course can be conducted as a seminar class or by weekly appointments between the professor and the student. The course will be supervised by the ASU professor who normally teaches courses in non-Western history. This course is designed to improve the student's thinking and writing skills by having him/her actually "read" history. For history and pre-law majors, it will be an essential background for the self-direction and first rate reading comprehension needed in both graduate school and law school.

HIST 3510. Classical History. (3 Credits)

A social, and political history of Greece and Rome. This course will focus on the birth of western civilization, democracy, philosophy, history, and drama in Greece and will also deal with the emergence of international law, political institutions, and science within the roman republic and empire. This course will also focus on the birth of Christianity in the Roman empire and the transmutation of western civilization in the states of barbarian Europe of the fifth century. This course will complete a set of three courses (the other two being HIST 3518 and HIST 3519), which treat the development of western Europe from ancient time through the fall of Rome. All of these courses will apply to the Europe concentration. This course will perfect the student's skill as an investigator and historian by forcing he/she to choose a certain topic in Greek or Roman history and thoroughly research them both. papers and examinations.

HIST 3511. Modern Europe I. (3 Credits)

A study of the most important political, social, economic, intellec- tual and cultural phases of European life from 1789-1870.

HIST 3512. Modern Europe II. (3 Credits)

A study of European History from 1870 to the contemporary period.

HIST 3514. English History I. (3 Credits)

Traces the development of England from ancient times through the Stuart dynasty.

HIST 3515. English History II. (3 Credits)

A study of England from the Stuart dynasty to the present.

HIST 3516. The Intellectual Tradition of Modern Europe. (3 Credits)

A survey of the intellectual tradition of Modern Europe from the Scientific Revolution of the seventeenth and eighteenth century to the emergence of post-modernism in the twenty-first century.

HIST 3518. The European Middle Ages. (3 Credits)

A survey of Europe from the fall of the western Roman empire to the fall of the Byzantine empire in the fifteenth century. This course focuses on the religious, political, cultural and economic development of Western Europe.

HIST 3519. The Age of European Renaissance, Reformation and Reconnaissance. (3 Credits)

The history of Europe from 1453 to 1648 with emphasis on the religious, political, cultural, and intellectual developments which underpinned the changes in early modern European life.

HIST 3630. Spanish History. (3 Credits)

A social, economic, and political history of the peoples of the Iberian Peninsula which will focus on the emergence of celtiberian civilization, Roman, Visgothic, Muslim, and Christian Spain. This course will thoroughly discuss the era of the Siglo de Oro (sixteenth century), that of the "decline of Spain" (seventeenth and eighteenth centuries), the birth of modern Spain (nineteenth century), and the destruction and rebirth of the modern Spanish state (twentieth century). This course will complete a set of two courses (the other one being HIST 3631) which treat the development of the Spanish state and it American empire and will serve as the history components of the Latin American certificate.

HIST 3631. History of Latin America. (3 Credits)

A study of the exploration and colonization of Latin America, the record of the struggle for independence, and the establishment and growth of the independent states in this section of the Western Hemisphere.

HIST 3632. History of Russia. (3 Credits)

A survey of Russia from the Kievan and Muscovite periods through the Soviet era, the 19th Century revolutionary movement, the Revolutions of 1905 and 1917, and the establishment and the development of Soviet Russia under Lenin and Stalin. *Can apply to European or Non-Western History sections.

HIST 3633. The Revolution in Modern History. (3 Credits)

Examines the origins, spread, and consequences of the revolutionary experience in select countries during modern times. *Can apply to American, European or Non-Western History sections.

HIST 4301. Senior Seminar I. (3 Credits)

Culminating experience in the History Program. Students engage in individual research or an original endeavor on a problem or a project of special interest. Qualified history majors shall enroll for two consecutive semesters during which time they shall develop and defend a research paper. Required of all history majors.

HIST 4302. Senior Seminar II. (3 Credits)

Culminating experience in the History Program. Students engage in individual research or an original endeavor on a problem or a proj- ect of special interest. Qualified history majors shall enroll for two consecutive semesters during which time they shall develop and defend a research paper. Required of all history majors.

HIST 4402. Directed Readings in American History. (3 Credits)

A readings course for the history major or for any other student who wishes to improve his/her historical knowledge in any era of American history. The course can be conducted as a seminar class or bi- weekly appointments between the professor and the student. The course will be supervised by the ASU professor who normally teaches courses in American history. This course is designed to im- prove the student's thinking and writing skills by having him/her ac- tually "read" history. For history and pre-law majors, it will be an essential background for the self-direction and first-rate reading comprehension needed in both graduate school and law school.

HIST 4403. The Afro-Americans in America Thought. (3 Credits)

A survey of the Afro-American's impact upon the intellectual history of the United States.

HIST 4404. The History of the South. (3 Credits)

Institutional approach to the political, economic and social development of the region, and a critical analysis of conditions, problems and trends of the South, with some attention on History of Georgia.

HIST 4405. Contemporary America, 1945-Present. (3 Credits)

A study of major forces-political, social and economic that have molded contemporary America.

HIST 4406. The Civil Rights Era. (3 Credits)

A senior level course in the development and progress of the civil rights struggle in the era after World War II.

HIST 4611. Studies in African History. (3 Credits)

An interdisciplinary survey of African civilization, with emphasis on modern Africa.

HIST 4612. Studies in African Diaspora. (3 Credits)

A survey of the origin of African cultural, economic, and political institutions. Examines the origin and operation of the Atlantic Slave Trade, as well as compares and analyzes chattel slavery in various New World societies.

HIST 4613. East Asian History. (3 Credits)

Study primarily of China and Japan from ancient times to the present.

HIST 4614. Race/Politics in U.S.. & The Caribbean. (3 Credits)

This course is a comparative study of the economic, social, political, cultural, and artistic experiences of people of African descent, in the United States and the Caribbean as they fought to acquire civil rights and political independence from the oppressive political systems in which they lived from the 1900 to the 1970s. Emphasis will be placed on the politics of emancipation, and the establishment of civil rights organizations in the U.S., slavery and emancipation in the Caribbean, and the birth of Caribbean independence movements. Attention will also be given to Pan-African linkage between Africa, the Caribbean, and the United States. *Can apply to American or Non-Western History sections.

HIST 4814. Women/Politics Cross Culturally. (3 Credits)

A survey of women and politics globally from a cross-cultural perspective the course offers a comparative, historical overview of the field of women and politics.

HIST 4815. Intro to Global Terrorism. (3 Credits)

This course traces the historical development and evolution of terrorism globally through time, with emphasis on the present. This course pertinent at this time, especially since 9/11, because terrorism is fast becoming a part of our everyday lives.

HIST 4820. Special Topics in History. (3 Credits)

This course is aimed at alerting students not only to the current events that occupy the attention of world leaders, but also to the complex interplay of historic, cultural, environmental, economic, and political factors that account for global upheavals, harmonies, and apprehensions. The transitory nature of the world - marked by the break-up of the former Soviet Union, the systematic diminution of state sovereignty, globalization, narco-trafficking, terrorism, and the AIDS pandemic - makes these exciting times to study politics. This course is deliberately designed to challenge students to develop critical reading, analytical thinking, and moral reasoning.