History Undergraduate Courses

Subject course numbers in parentheses at the end of the course description represent the course equivalent in the Texas Common Course Numbering system.

HIST *1301 History of the United States (3-0)
A general survey of the history of the United States from the discovery of the New World to 1877. (HIST 1301)

HIST *1302 History of the United States (3-0)
A general survey of the history of the United States from 1877 to the present time. (HIST 1302)

HIST 2301 World History to 1500 (3-0)
A survey of world history from the ancient world until the end of the fifteenth century.

HIST 2302 World History Since 1500 (3-0)
A survey of world history since the 15th century to the present.

HIST 3300 Ancient Civilization (3-0)
A history of the ancient civilizations of the Near East, Greece and Rome to the fourth century.

HIST 3301 The Middle Ages to 1350 (3-0)
A history of the political, social and intellectual development of medieval society to the 14th century.

HIST 3302 Europe During the Renaissance and Reformation to 1648 (3-0)
A history of Europe from the mid-14th century to mid-17th century with particular emphasis on humanism in Italy and the religious revolt of the 16th century.

HIST 3303 Europe: Absolution to Revolution, 1648-1815 (3-0)
A study of European history from the Treaty of Westphalia to the defeat of Napoleon. Emphasis on the scientific revolution, the English Revolution, French absolution, the enlightenment and the French Revolution and Napoleon.

HIST 3304 Europe in 19th Century, 1815-1919 (3-0)
A history of the social, political and economic factors that influenced industrialization, nationalism, Marxism, democracy, imperialism and the outbreak of World War I.

HIST 3305 Europe Since 1919 (3-0)
A history of Europe from the Treaty of Versailles to the present.

HIST 3306 History of Native Americans (3-0)
This course is designed to familiarize the student with the history, cultures, peoples, and religions of the Native Americans. The course spans the pre-Colombian, colonial, early American, 19th and 20th centuries' experience.

HIST 3307 History of Pre-Columbian to Colonial Mexico (3-0)
This course examines Mexican history from the earliest beginnings through the civilizations of Mesoamerica including the Olmec, Maya, Teotihuacan, Toltec, and Aztec. The formation of Iberian civilization and cultures are also covered. The clash and synthesis of these vast civilizations are the focus of the colonial era the course ends with the causes and processes of the Mexican struggle for independence.

HIST 3308 History of Modern Mexico 1821-Present (3-0)
This course begins at independence in 1821 and the political, economic and ethnic contradictions that Mexico faced. This course analyzes the origins, causes and course of the Mexican Revolution of 1910-1940.  The History of Mexico since 1940 and the emergence of a mulitparty democracy will conclude this course. 

HIST 3309 History of Texas (3-0)
A survey of the history of Texas from the pre-historic Indian civilizations to the present, stressing cultural, political and social developments.

HIST *3310 History of the American West (3-0)
A study of the American West during the 19th century, emphasizing       the successive frontiers, such as explorers, the mountain men, the cattlemen, the railroads and the farmers.

HIST 3311 The Study of History (3-0)
An introduction to the techniques and the materials important to the study of history.  

HIST 3312 American Foreign Policy and the Cold War 1945-1991 (3) This course covers the history of American Foreign Policy as it relates to the history of the U.S-Soviet Cold War 1945-1991. Included is the pivotal role that Communist China played in the radicalization and ultimate decline of the Cold War. 

HIST 3313 Mexican-Americans in the History of the United States (3-0)
Examines the roots and traditions of Mexican Americans, their emergence as a people, their historical presence in what is now the American Southwest, the diasporic considerations of their growth and development, the emergence of the Chicano Movement and their trajectory in American life.

HIST 4301 The History of World Religions (3-0)

This course is designed to introduce the student to the origins, beliefs and development of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

HIST 4302 History of the Modern Middle East-0)  This course covers the emergence of the modern Middle East since the late nineteenth century through the collapse of the Ottoman and Qajar Empires and the challenges faced the new independent nation-states of Turkey, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, and Israel.

HIST 4303 The History of Russia 19th Century to the Present (3-0) This course examines the social, economic, and political history in Russia from 1801 to the present. Emphasis is placed on understanding the changes as well as continuities in Russia under the Tsars, commissars, and beyond

HIST 4304 History of Immigration and Ethnicity in America (3-0) This course examines the history of immigration and the issue of ethnicity and multiculturalism in the United States from the 18th century through the present

HIST 4305 History of Modern Asia (3-0) The focus of this course is East Asia, that is the Confucian societies of China, Korea, Vietnam and Japan. This course begins with the late traditional era and proceeds to the present. 

HIST 4306 Ancient Greece (3-0) Ancient Greece examines the history of Greece from Minoan and Mycenae origins to the rise of Alexander the Great. The course emphasizes the rise of the unique political, social, and cultural institutions and their importance in the formation of the modern world

HIST 4307 Ancient Rome (3-0) Ancient Rome is an in-depth survey of the social, cultural, politicaland economic history of ancient Rome from the earliest beginnings until the reign of Justinian.

 HIST 4316 Readings and Research (3-0)

An individualized course with varying topics to be chosen by the instructor in consultation with the student. May be repeated once.

HIST *4317 Special Topics (3-0)
Selected topics in areas of history. May be repeated for credit when the topic varies. When U.S. history is the topic, the course may be used to meet U.S. history requirements.

HIST *4320 Twentieth Century America (3-0)
A survey of or a thematic approach to 20th-century American history. Themes might include economic, cultural, political or ethnic topics, to name a few. Approaches will vary.

HIST 4321 History of American Women (3-0)
A study of American women from the colonial period to modern times, emphasizing social, cultural, economic and political development.

HIST *4323 U.S. Civil War and Reconstruction (3-0)

Explores the causes of the Civil War; the military, political, economic and social aspects of the war; and the issues and results of Reconstruction.