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HISTORY (HIST)

HIST 5010. LOCAL HISTORY. (3-0-3)

An introduction to a methodology of exploring regional history by focusing on the history of the Milledgeville/ Oconee River area.

HIST 5015. HISTORIC ARCHITECTURE PRESERVATION. (3-0-3)

A study of theory and practice of historic preservation including background survey of historic architecture.

HIST 5020. PUBLIC HISTORY. (3-0-3)

A survey of the field of public history emphasizing three major areas: museums, archives, and historic preservation.

HIST 5025. ARCHIVAL THEORY AND ISSUES. (3-0-3)

A study of archival concepts and functions, as well as the nature of archives and their role within organizations and society.

HIST 5030. ARCHIVAL METHODS AND PRACTICE. (3-0-3)

Introduction to methods of appraisal, acquisitions, arrangements and description, preservation, reference service, and administration of archives, historical and literary manuscripts.

HIST 5035. INTRODUCTION TO MUSEUMS AND HISTORICAL ORGANIZATIONS. (3-0-3)

An examination of museum practices and standards including collections management, conservation, education, exhibition, and outreach.

HIST 5040. HISTORIC SITE INTERPRETATION. (3-0-3)

An examination of methods of research and design of historic interpretations for various types of public historic sites.

HIST 5045. WORLD WAR I. (3-0-3)

An examination of World War I within the context of military, social, economic, political, and cultural history in the European theater, the United States, and the colonial world.

HIST 5050. WORLD WAR II. (3-0-3)

A study of World War II, its origins, military aspects, and social, economic, political, and intellectual consequences. The focus is on Europe, the United States, and Asia.

HIST 5070. THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION IN GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE. (3-0-3)

A study of the development of industrialism and its consequences in Europe and other parts of the world.

HIST 5080. ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY. (3-0-3)

The study of how humans and nature have interacted over time. Examines the ways that the natural landscape has shaped human societies and has been transformed by developing human civilizations. Global, regional, and local histories detail environmental changes due to shifting socio-economic forces. Also presents the development of the American conservation movement and its modern expressions.

HIST 5105. ANCIENT EGYPT. (3-0-3)

Prerequisite: Graduate Standing. This course will survey the major social, political, economic, and religious trends and developments in ancient Egypt from the pre-historic period through the Roman conquest.

 

HIST 5110. CLASSICAL GREECE. (3-0-3)

Greece and the Aegean through Alexander the Great, with emphasis on political, social and cultural history.

HIST 5120. CLASSICAL ROME. (3-0-3)

Rome from its origins until the Empire became Christian, with emphasis on political, social and cultural history.

HIST 5125. THE CRUSADES. (3-0-3)

Prerequisite: Graduate Standing. This course will survey Crusader movements beginning in the eleventh century and continuing through the crusades of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Attention will be paid to the development of the Latin Kingdoms, to cross-cultural exchanges and influences and to the impact of the Crusades on the modern world.

 

 

HIST 5130. THE MIDDLE AGES. (3-0-3)

Europe from the fall of Rome to the Renaissance. The Byzantine and Islamic Empires are also considered.

HIST 5135. WOMEN IN THE ANCIENT AND MEDIEVAL WORLD. (3-0-3)

Prerequisite: Graduate Standing. This course will survey the social, political, legal, economic, and religious roles of women in various western and non-western cultures from prehistory through 1500 C.E. Students will survey important historiographical and other theses relating to women's issues and methods for analyzing cross-disciplinary resources.

 

HIST 5140. RENAISSANCE AND REFORMATION. (3-0-3)

The rebirth of classical learning in Italy and its spread across Europe, and the religious upheavals of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

HIST 5150. CRIME AND PUNISHMENT IN EARLY MODERN EUROPE. (3-0-3)

This course surveys the definitions of crime and deviant behavior and the impact of social institutions designed to protect European society before 1800. Topics include the prosecution of witchcraft, the Spanish Inquisition, and the relationship of poverty and crime in European cities.

HIST 5155. EARLY MODERN EUROPE. (3-0-3)

Prerequisite: HIST 1131 or HIST 1132. This course will examine in depth the society, culture and politics of Europe from the end of the medieval period to the end of the eighteenth century. The approach will be thematic, focusing on subjects such as economy and society, political and scientific revolutions, the role of gender, and political thought. This course proposes not merely a narration of the events of European history, but also an in-depth exposure to primary sources.

 

HIST 5160. SCIENCE, MEDICINE AND SOCIETY IN EUROPE BEFORE 1800. (3-0-3)

An investigation of the natural world and efforts to conquer disease. Topics include developments in anatomy and astronomy, the fight against bubonic plague, and social changes brought by the Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment.

HIST 5170. WOMEN, GENDER, AND SOCIETY IN EARLY MODERN EUROPE. (3-0-3)

An examination of relationships between men and women in pre-industrial society and the impact of social and religious change on women's lives.

HIST 5175. ENLIGHTENMENT AND ABSOLUTISM. (3-0-3)

Prerequisite: HIST 1131 or HIST 1132. This course will look at both monarchs and those they ruled from the height of the religious wars to the eve of the French Revolution. We will be especially focusing on the development of the modern state and society and the intellectual revolution that is known as the Enlightenment

HIST 5180. EPIDEMIC DISEASE IN HISTORY FROM THE BLACK DEATH TO AIDS. (3-0-3)

An exploration of social changes brought by European and American experiences with bubonic plague, syphilis, cholera, yellow fever and AIDS, which will also include recurring ethical issues surrounding epidemic diseases and efforts to stop them.

HIST 5210. THE FRENCH REVOLUTION AND NAPOLEON. (3-0-3)

Europe from 1789 to 1815, emphasizing the role of France in the events of the period.

HIST 5215. NINETEENTH-CENTURY REVOLUTIONS. (3-0-3)

Prerequisite: HIST 1131 or HIST 1132. This course addresses the history of Europe from the Napoleonic era to the end of the nineteenth century. It will be organized around three themes and main readings: Revolution and Restoration, Liberalism & National Unification and Modernity.

 

HIST 5220. MODERN EUROPE. (3-0-3)

This course considers important political, socioeconomic, and cultural changes in Europe since the French Revolution.

HIST 5230. MODERN FRANCE. (3-0-3)

Prerequisite: HIST 1131 or HIST 1132. This course analyzes key issues in contemporary French history from the Napoleonic era to the present. Particular attention will be placed on the interplay between political, social and cultural developments.

 

HIST 5240. HITLER AND NAZI GERMANY. (3-0-3)

A historical and psychological study of Hitler and an analysis of his rise to power, the creation of the Third Reich, and the destruction of Germany through war.

HIST 5245. MODERN GERMANY. (3-0-3)

This course focuses on the emergence of a modern German nation-state, its role in World War One and the Holocaust, the impact of Germany's postwar division and the Cold War, reasons behind German unification in 1990, and Germany's role in today's world.

 

 

HIST 5250. TWENTIETH CENTURY RUSSIA. (3-0-3)

This course considers important political, socioeconomic, and cultural changes in Russia from late imperial times to the end of the millennium, focusing in particular on the rise and fall of the Soviet Union.

 

HIST 5280. INTELLECTUAL AND CULTURAL HISTORY OF EUROPE TO 1550. (3-0-3)

A survey of the major trends in philosophy, literature, social and political thought, and the arts in Europe from antiquity through the Reformation era. Attention will be paid to the cross-cultural influences on European thought.

HIST 5285. INTELLECTUAL AND CULTURAL HISTORY OF EUROPE SINCE 1550. (3-0-3)

A survey of the major trends in philosophy, literature, social and political thought, and the arts in Europe from the Reformation to the present. Attention will be paid to the cross-cultural influences on European thought.

HIST 5310. TUDOR ENGLAND. (3-0-3)

A study of the transition of England from small island nation to major power during the sixteenth century.

HIST 5315. STUART ENGLAND. (3-0-3)

A study of English history during the age of transition to Parliamentary government and the Scientific Revolution.

HIST 5335. MODERN BRITAIN. (3-0-3)

An analysis of forces contributing to the development of contemporary British civilization.

HIST 5360. A CULTURAL HISTORY OF WALES, SCOTLAND, AND IRELAND. (3-0-3)

A survey of the development of Celtic civilization focusing primarily on the fringe areas of the British Isles, but including overseas experiences.

HIST 5380. THE BRITISH EMPIRE AND COMMONWEALTH OF NATIONS. (3-0-3)

A study of the origins and development of the British Empire and its evolution into the British Commonwealth of Nations.

HIST 5405. RELIGION IN AMERICAN HISTORY. (3-0-3)

A study of the historical significance of religion in shaping American society and culture.

HIST 5410. TOPICS IN AMERICAN SOCIAL HISTORY. (3-0-3)

A topical examination of social movements, institutions, and cultural trends in the American nation.

HIST 5415. GEORGIA: COLONY AND STATE. (3-0-3)

Major trends and events from the Indian background to the present.

HIST 5510. COLONIAL AMERICA. (3-0-3)

A historical survey of America during its formative period. Emphasis is placed on the change from colonies to mature provinces.

HIST 5520. REVOLUTIONARY AMERICA. (3-0-3)

A survey of America during its formative period. Emphasis is placed on the national and comparative perspectives of the Revolution.

HIST 5530. THE AGE OF JEFFERSON, 1787-1826. (3-0-3)

The United States from adoption of the Constitution to the death of Jefferson. Major themes include origins of political parties, evolution of foreign policy, and westward expansion.

HIST 5335. MODERN BRITAIN. (3-0-3)

An analysis of forces contributing to the development of contemporary British civilization.

HIST 5540. THE ANTEBELLUM SOUTH. (3-0-3)

An examination of basic factors in Southern life such as the agrarian economy and racial dualism.

HIST 5550. THE AGE OF JACKSON. (3-0-3)

Prerequisite: HIST 2111. A study of the historiography, historical arguments, and development of the U.S. during the Jackson period from the 1820s until the outbreak of the Civil War in 1861. The course will not only examine traditional history-politics, diplomacy, and wars-but also social, cultural, economic, and demographic patterns and trends as well as the lives of the average American, male and female, slaves, and Native Americans.

HIST 5610. THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR. (3-0-3)

The background of the war, followed by a detailed examination of the conflict between 1861 and 1865.

HIST 5615. THE GILDED AGE/PROGRESSIVE ERA. (3-0-3)

A study of the political, economic, social, cultural, and diplomatic history of the U.S. in the period from Reconstruction to World War I and an examination of the historiography of that period.

HIST 5620. THE SOUTH SINCE RECONSTRUCTION. (3-0-3)

Economic, social, and political developments in the South from the end of Reconstruction to the present.

HIST 5625. THE U.S. BETWEEN THE WORLD WARS. (3-0-3)

A study of the United States in the period between World War I and World War II and an examination of the historiography of that period.

HIST 5630. THE UNITED STATES SINCE 1945. (3-0-3)

This course examines the social, political, economic, and environmental issues that arose in the second half of the twentieth century.

HIST 5635. THE ERA OF SEGREGATION. (3-0-3)

An overview of the experience of African-Americans during the era of de jure segregation in the United States South. The course will also broach the topic of segregation in the North and continued patterns of de facto segregation in the post-civil rights era.

 

 

HIST 5640. THE CIVIL RIGHTS AND BLACK POWER MOVEMENTS. (3-0-3)

AN examination of the major figures, organizations, campaigns, and ideological debates associated with the Civil Rights and Black Power era of the 1950's-1970's.

 

 

HIST 5645. AFRICAN-AMERICAN INTELLECTUAL AND CULTURAL HISTORY. (3-0-3)

A comparative study of the thought and work of major African-American writers, intellectuals, artists, and musicians with a particular emphasis on the protest tradition apparent in black intellectual and cultural life.

 

HIST 5650. CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY. (3-0-3)

A study of the development of the American foreign political system in the twentieth century. Emphasis is placed upon American emergence as a world power and its role of alliance leadership in the nuclear age. (Cross listed with POLS 5650.) 

HIST 5660. HISTORY OF URBAN AMERICA. (3-0-3)

An examination of American cities from the pre-Revolutionary period to the present.

HIST 5670. HISTORY OF VIOLENCE IN AMERICA. (3-0-3)

This course investigates how the United States has gained the reputation for being the most violent nation in the industrialized world.

HIST 5680. THE AUTOMOBILE IN AMERICAN CULTURE. (3-0-3)

This course provides an overview of the impact of the automobile on American history and culture in the past one hundred years.

HIST 5690. HISTORY OF UNITED STATES AND LATIN AMERICAN RELATIONS. (3-0-3)

This is a survey of the relationship between the United States and Latin American countries from the early nineteenth century to the present day

HIST 5700. CONQUEST AND SOCIAL CHANGE IN COLONIAL LATIN AMERICA. (3-0-3)

A survey of the interaction between Europeans and Latin American peoples from the discovery and conquest in the sixteenth century to the end of colonization in the early nineteenth century. The course will also focus on the impact of Latin America on European society.

HIST 5710. MODERN MIDDLE EAST. (3-0-3)

A study of the history of the modern Middle East, with some attention to the historical background and to adjacent areas. Special attention is given to the twentieth century.

HIST 5720. THE VIETNAM WAR. (3-0-3)

A comprehensive and in-depth study of America's longest war with special emphasis placed on the historical background, political decisions, military strategy/tactics and lessons associated with that conflict. (Cross listed as POLS 5720.)

HIST 5800. MODERN MEXICO. (3-0-3)

This is a survey of Mexican history from the end of the colonial period in the early nineteenth century until the present day.

HIST 5805. SPANISH AMERICAN WARS OF INDEPENDENCE. (3-0-3)

This course studies the origins and development of the wars of independence throughout mainland Spanish America from the late eighteenth to the early nineteenth centuries.

 

HIST 5810. MODERN CARIBBEAN. (3-0-3)

This course examines the modern history of the Caribbean from the early nineteenth century to the present day.

 

HIST 5940. INDEPENDENT STUDY. (VAR. 1-4)

Prerequisite: Approval of chairperson of department. Independent reading and reports arranged by the instructor according to the individual student's preparation, background, and needs.

HIST 5950. SPECIAL TOPICS. (VAR. 1-4)

Consideration of topics in which courses are not offered otherwise, but for which there is current need. Subject matter varies.

HIST 5980. STUDY ABROAD. (VAR. 1-15)

See the International Studies section of the catalog for details.

HIST 5990. ACADEMIC WORKSHOP. (VAR. 1-3)

A time-concentrated study of a special topic.

HIST 6001. HISTORICAL METHODS AND INTERPRETATIONS. (3-0-3)

A study of historical interpretations and the techniques of historical research, and preparation for publication.

HIST 6201. ADVANCED TOPICS IN EUROPEAN HISTORY. (3-0-3)

Topics will vary from year to year, and may be treated as lecture/discussion classes, research seminars, or directed reading and discussion.

HIST 6301. ADVANCED TOPICS IN BRITISH HISTORY. (3-0-3)

Topics will vary from year to year, and may be treated as lecture/discussion classes, research seminars, or directed reading and discussion.

HIST 6401. ADVANCED TOPICS IN AMERICAN HISTORY. (3-0-3)

Topics will vary from year to year, and may be treated as lecture/discussion classes, research seminars, or directed reading and discussion.

HIST 6451. ADVANCED TOPICS IN SOUTHERN HISTORY. (3-0-3)

Topics will vary from year to year, and may be treated as lecture/discussion classes, research seminars, or directed reading and discussion.

HIST 6940. INDEPENDENT STUDY. (VAR. 1-4)

Prerequisite: Approval of chairperson of department. Independent reading and reports arranged by the instructor according to the individual student's preparation, background, and needs. Open to graduate students only.

HIST 6950. SPECIAL TOPICS. (VAR. 1-4)

Consideration of topics in which courses are not offered otherwise, but for which there is current need. Subject matter varies. Open to graduate students only.

HIST 6960. INTERNSHIP. (VAR. 1-15)

Prerequisite: Selection for participation in a University-approved intern program. An individually designed course sequence involving off-campus study, research, and/or work in a government agency or business organization.

HIST 6970. THESIS RESEARCH. (VAR. 1-9). EACH SEMESTER.

Prerequisite: Admission to candidacy for the M.A. degree. Individual, independent research on a directed thesis project.

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