History Courses (HIS)

HIS 101: The United States

Survey courses in American History. First semester: The colonial background and national development through the period of Reconstruction.

Credit: 3 Semester Hours

HIS 102: The United States II

Survey courses in American History. Second semester: National problems of the late Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries and the late development of the United States as a world power.

Credit: 3 Semester Hours

HIS 130: Introduction to African History

A study of the cultures of the African continent with special emphasis on the social, economic, religious, artistic and political institutions of the states of Sub Saharan West Africa.

Credit: 3 Semester Hours

HIS 131: World History

Survey courses covering the political, social, economic and general cultural factors in the development of the modern western world. First semester: The beginning of civilization, the ancient world of Africa, Greece, Rome, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance and the Reformation.

Credit: 3 Semester Hours

HIS 132: World History II

Survey courses covering the political, social, economic and general cultural factors in the development of the modern western world. Second semester: The period from early modern times through the French Revolution and the Industrial Revolution to the present day.

Credit: 3 Semester Hours

HIS 134: Introduction to African-American History

Survey courses covering the history of peoples of African descent in the United States from the African background to the present. First semester: the African background, the slave trade, Colonial America, the New Republic, the Ante-bellum years, Free African-Americans, the Anti-Slavery Movement and the Civil War years.

Credit: 3 Semester Hours

HIS 135: Introduction to African-American History II

Survey courses covering the history of peoples of African descent in the United States from the African background to the present. Second Semester: Topics covered include Reconstruction, the Jim Crow Era, the Migration North and its consequences, the Harlem Renaissance, the World Wars, discrimination and various types of oppression, resistance and rebellion during the 1960’s, 1970’s and 1980’s to the present.

Credit: 3 Semester Hours

HIS 225: The Civil Rights Movement

This course will examine the origins, philosophies, tactics, events, personalities, and consequences of the southern civil Rights Movement. This course will begin with the struggles of black veterans to register to vote after WWII and will conclude with the Meredith March Against Fear in 1966.

Credit: 3 Semester Hours

HIS 311: Topics in American History

Selected periods or problems for intensive study based on current needs and student interest.

Credit: 3 Semester Hours

HIS 315: Topics in European History

Selected periods or problems for intensive study. For example, the Renaissance, the French and Russian Revolutions, the mind of Nazi Germany, etc.

Credit: 3 Semester Hours

HIS 316: Mississippi and the South

Examination of the historical factors determining the destiny and significance of Mississippi as a part of the South and as a part of the nation. Topics covered include slavery and the Old South, Reconstruction, the New South, and the recent years. Satisfies the State requirement for teacher certification in History.

Credit: 3 Semester Hours

HIS 317: Topics in African-American History

Topics in history include A History of the Blues, African American in Hollywood Filmdom, Slavery, and the Civil War. Selected periods of problems for intensive study.

Credit: 3 Semester Hours

HIS 319: Latin America

Historical survey and political analysis of Latin America, with emphasis on Twentieth Century developments. Jointly offered with Political Science; History credit.

Credit: 3 Semester Hours

HIS 320: Russia and the Soviet Union

Some attention is given to the origin and early development of the Russian state, but emphasis is placed on the decline of the Russian empire in the Nineteenth Century, and the rise of the Soviet state in the Twentieth Century.

Credit: 3 Semester Hours

HIS 321: Topics in African History

Selected period or topics for intensive study. Examples include pre colonial Africa, the European colonization period, and the emergence of Modern Africa.

Credit: 3 Semester Hours

HIS 322: The Middle East

This course will provide a broad introduction to the history of the Middle Ease. This course will geographically define the Middle East; examine the legacies of foreign powers in the region. (including the Romans, Byzantines, Ottomans, Europeans, and Americans) and will examine the important role that religions (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam) have played in the region. This course will also examine the late nineteenth and twentieth century developments that have led to current conflicts in the Middle East.

Credit: 3 Semester Hours

HIS 323: East Asian History

A survey of historical developments in East Asia. Focus will be on the recent history of China and Japan, with some coverage of Korea, Vietnam and other countries in the region.

Credit: 3 Semester Hours

HIS 362: Historiography

A junior level course focusing on the history of written history, the methodology of historians and schools of history. This course will examine the basic problems which face historians and look at representative philosophies of history. This course will also emphasize the most significant periods of European and American Historiography and examine the development of African American historiography.

Credit: 3 Semester Hours

HIS 491: Senior Seminar

Students will work on a major research paper as the culmination of their History studies in this seminar which is required of all majors. Other students may elect this course with the permission of the instructor.

Credit: 3 Semester Hours