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HIST 0001. FIRST-YEAR ACADEMIC SEMINAR. (1-0-1)

An overview of history requirements, expectations, methods, resources, and opportunities within the context of the overall college experience.

HIST 1131. WORLD CIVILIZATION AND SOCIETY I. (3-0-3) (AREA E)

A survey of the history of the world from the beginnings down to the eighteenth century. HIST 1131 and 1132 need not be taken in numerical order but cannot be taken concurrently.

HIST 1132. WORLD CIVILIZATION AND SOCIETY II. (3-0-3) (AREA E)

A survey of the history of the world from the eighteenth century to the present. HIST 1131 and 1132 need not be taken in numerical order but cannot be taken concurrently.

HIST 2111. THE UNITED STATES TO 1877. (3-0-3)

A general study of American history from early exploration through Reconstruction. Required of majors, who should take it before taking more advanced courses in American history. Satisfies the legislative requirement in U.S. and Georgia history.

HIST 2112. THE UNITED STATES SINCE 1877. (3-0-3)

A general study of American history from Reconstruction to the present. Required of majors, who should take it before taking more advanced courses in American history. Satisfies the legislative requirement in U.S. and Georgia history.

HIST 2920. HONORS SEMINAR. (VAR. 1-4)

Prerequisite: Sophomore or higher standing and admission to University Honors Program. A general interdepartmental seminar.

HIST 3001. HISTORICAL RESEARCH AND WRITING. (3-0-3)

Prerequisite: HIST 1131 or HIST 1132. A study focusing on the methods of historical research in both primary and secondary sources and the skills necessary to organize and write effective research papers.

HIST 3010. THE ROLE OF WOMEN IN HISTORY. (3-0-3)

Prerequisite: HIST 1131 or 1132. The history of women in modern society, with special emphasis on the changes in the role of women accompanying the transition to industrial societies in the United States and England. (Cross-listed as WMST 3010.)

HIST 3020. AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY TO 1877. (3-0-3)

A study of the African-American experience from enslavement in Africa until the end of Reconstruction. Major themes will include: the creation of African American identity, black resistance, white oppression, the impact of gender on the black historical experience, African American cultural expression, and black community life in both slave and free communities. This course is non-repeatable.

 

HIST 3025. AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY SINCE 1877. (3-0-3)

A study of the African-American experience from the end of Reconstruction until the present. The topics covered will include: African-American political activism, economic and labor struggles, and cultural and intellectual life. This course is non-repeatable.

HIST 3301. ENGLAND TO 1660. (3-0-3)

Prerequisite: HIST 1131 or 1132. A survey of the history of England from earliest times to the Restoration.

HIST 3305. ENGLAND SINCE 1660. (3-0-3)

Prerequisite: HIST 1131 or 1132. The history of England from the Restoration to the present.

HIST 3405. MILITARY HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES. (3-0-3)

Prerequisite: HIST 1131 or 1132. A survey of the military history of the United States from colonial times to the present.

HIST 3700. ASIA TO 1500. (3-0-3)

Prerequisite: HIST 1131 or HIST 1132. This course investigates the different cultures and civilizations on the Asian continent from antiquity to 1500, including their interactions with one another and the wider world.

HIST 3705. ASIA SINCE 1500. (3-0-3)

Prerequisite: HIST 1131 or HIST 1132. : This course considers cultures and civilizations on the Asian continent from 1500 to the present, focusing on their interrelations with one another and the wider world.

 

HIST 3715. COLONIAL LATIN AMERICA. (3-0-3)

Prerequisite: HIST 1131 or HIST 1132.: This course surveys the rise and decline of Spanish and Portuguese imperial systems in the Americas from the sixteenth to the early nineteenth centuries.

 

HIST 3720. MODERN LATIN AMERICA. (3-0-3)

Prerequisite: HIST 1131 or HIST 1132 : This course surveys the history of modern Latin America from the early nineteenth century to the present.

HIST 4010. LOCAL HISTORY. (3-0-3)

Prerequisite: HIST 1131 or 1132. An introduction to a methodology of exploring regional history by focusing on the history of the Milledgeville-Oconee River area.

HIST 4015. HISTORIC ARCHITECTURE PRESERVATION. (3-0-3)

Prerequisite: HIST 1131 or 1132. A study of theory and practice of historic preservation including background survey of historic architecture.

HIST 4020. PUBLIC HISTORY. (3-0-3)

Prerequisite: HIST 1131 or 1132. A survey of the field of public history emphasizing three major areas: museums, archives, and historic preservation.

HIST 4025. 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 4035. INTRODUCTION TO MUSEUMS AND HISTORICAL ORGANIZATIONS. (3-0-3)

An introduction to different types of museums/historical organizations, standards to which museum professionals adhere, and the basic functions and operations of museums including collections management, conservation, education, exhibition.

HIST 4040. HISTORIC SITE INTERPRETATION. (3-0-3)

An introduction to the research and design of interpretations for various types of public historic sites.

HIST 4045. WORLD WAR I. (3-0-3)

Prerequisite: HIST 1131 or 1132. 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 4050. WORLD WAR II. (3-0-3)

Prerequisite: HIST 1131 or 1132. 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 4070. THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION IN GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE. (3-0-3)

Prerequisite: HIST 1131 or HIST 1132. This course considers worldwide changes in economic organization, technology, society, culture, and politics since the First Industrial Revolution (1760-1830), focusing on how these changes are related to one another.

 

HIST 4080. 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 4105. ANCIENT EGYPT. (3-0-3)

Prerequisite: HIST 1131 or HIST 1132 : 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 4110. CLASSICAL GREECE. (3-0-3)

Prerequisite: HIST 1131 or 1132. Greece and the Aegean through Alexander the Great, with emphasis on political, social and cultural history.

HIST 4120. CLASSICAL ROME. (3-0-3)

Prerequisite: HIST 1131 or 1132. Rome from its origins until the Empire became Christian, with emphasis on political, social and cultural history.

HIST 4125. THE CRUSADES. (3-0-3)

Prerequisite: HIST 1131 or HIST 1132 : 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 4130. THE MIDDLE AGES. (3-0-3)

Prerequisite: HIST 1131 or 1132. Europe from the fall of Rome to the Renaissance. The Byzantine and Islamic Empires are also considered.

HIST 4135. WOMEN IN THE ANCIENT AND MEDIEVAL WORLD. (3-0-3)

Prerequisite: HIST 1131 or HIST 1132 : 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 historigraphical and other theses relating to women's issues and methods for analyzing cross-disciplinary resources.

 

 

HIST 4140. RENAISSANCE AND REFORMATION. (3-0-3)

Prerequisite: HIST 1131 or 1132. The rebirth of classical learning in Italy and its spread across Europe, and the religious upheavals of the sixteenth century.

HIST 4150. CRIME AND PUNISHMENT IN EARLY MODERN EUROPE. (3-0-3)

Prerequisite: HIST 1131 or 1132. 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 4155. 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 4160. SCIENCE, MEDICINE AND SOCIETY IN EUROPE BEFORE 1800. (3-0-3)

Prerequisite: HIST 1131 or 1132. 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 4170. WOMEN, GENDER, AND SOCIETY IN EARLY MODERN EUROPE. (3-0-3)

Prerequisite: HIST 1131 or 1132. 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 4175. 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 4180. EPIDEMIC DISEASE IN HISTORY FROM THE BLACK DEATH TO AIDS (3-0-3)

Prerequisite: HIST 1131 or 1132. 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 4210. THE FRENCH REVOLUTION AND NAPOLEON. (3-0-3)

Prerequisite: HIST 1131 or 1132. Europe from 1789 to 1815, emphasizing the role of France in the events of the period.

HIST 4215. NINETEENTH CENTURY REVOLUTIONS. (3-0-3)

Prerequisite: HIST 1131 or HIST 1132 : This course will 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 4220. MODERN EUROPE. (3-0-3)

Prerequisite: HIST 1131 or 1132. This course considers important political, socioeconomic, and cultural changes in Europe since the French Revolution.

HIST 4230. MODERN FRANCE. (3-0-3)

Prerequisite: HIST 1131 or 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 4245. MODERN GERMANY. (3-0-3)

Prerequisite: HIST 1131 or 1132. : 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 4250. TWENTIETH CENTURY RUSSIA. (3-0-3)

Prerequisite: HIST 1131 or 1132. 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 4280. INTELLECTUAL AND CULTURAL HISTORY OF EUROPE TO 1550. (3-0-3)

Prerequisite: HIST 1131 or 1132. 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 4285. INTELLECTUAL AND CULTURAL HISTORY OF EUROPE SINCE 1550. (3-0-3)

Prerequisite: HIST 1131 or 1132. 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 4310. TUDOR ENGLAND. (3-0-3)

Prerequisite: HIST 1131 or 1132. A study of the transition of England from small island-nation to major power during the sixteenth century.

HIST 4315. STUART ENGLAND. (3-0-3)

Prerequisite: HIST 1131 or 1132. A study of English history during the age of transition to Parliamentary government and the Scientific Revolution.

HIST 4335. MODERN BRITAIN. (3-0-3)

Prerequisite: HIST 1131 or 1132. An analysis of forces contributing to the development of contemporary British civilization.

HIST 4360. A CULTURAL HISTORY OF WALES, SCOTLAND, AND IRELAND. (3-0-3)

Prerequisite: HIST 1131 or 1132. A survey of the development of Celtic civilization focusing primarily on the fringe areas of the British Isles, but including overseas experiences.

HIST 4380. THE BRITISH EMPIRE AND COMMONWEALTH OF NATIONS. (3-0-3)

Prerequisite: HIST 1131 or 1132. A study of the origins and development of the British Empire and its evolution into the British Commonwealth of Nations.

HIST 4405. RELIGION IN AMERICAN HISTORY. (3-0-3)

Prerequisite: HIST 1131 or 1132. A study of the historical significance of religion in shaping American society and culture.

HIST 4410. TOPICS IN AMERICAN SOCIAL HISTORY. (3-0-3)

Prerequisite: HIST 1131 or 1132. A topical examination of social movements, institutions and cultural trends in the American nation.

HIST 4415. GEORGIA: COLONY AND STATE. (3-0-3)

Prerequisite: HIST 1131 or 1132. Major trends and events from the Indian background to the present.

HIST 4510. COLONIAL AMERICA. (3-0-3)

Prerequisite: HIST 1131 or 1132. A historical survey of America during its formative period. Emphasis is placed on the change from colonies to mature provinces.

HIST 4520. REVOLUTIONARY AMERICA. (3-0-3)

Prerequisite: HIST 1131 or 1132. A survey of America during its formative period. Emphasis is placed on the national and comparative perspectives of the Revolution.

HIST 4530. THE AGE OF JEFFERSON, 1787-1826. (3-0-3)

Prerequisite: HIST 1131 or 1132. 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 4535. SLAVERY IN THE UNITED STATES. (3-0-3)

A survey of slavery in the United States from its origins until its demise with a particular emphasis on slave culture and the slave community.

HIST 4540. THE ANTEBELLUM SOUTH. (3-0-3)

Prerequisite: HIST 1131 or 1132. An examination of basic factors in Southern life such as the agrarian economy and racial dualism.

HIST 4550. THE AGE OF JACKSON (3-0-3)

Prerequisite: HIST 2111. A study of the major events, figures, and political struggles 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 4610. THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR. (3-0-3)

Prerequisite: HIST 1131 or 1132. The background of the war, followed by a detailed examination of the conflict between 1861 and 1865.

HIST 4615. THE GILDED AGE/PROGRESSIVE ERA (3-0-3)

Prerequisite: HIST 2112. A study of the United States politically, economically, socially, culturally, and diplomatically from Reconstruction to World War I.

HIST 4620. THE SOUTH SINCE RECONSTRUCTION. (3-0-3)

Prerequisite: HIST 1131 or 1132. Economic, social and political developments in the South from the end of Reconstruction to the present.

HIST 4625. THE U.S. BETWEEN THE WORLD WARS. (3-0-3)

Prerequisite: HIST 2112. A study of the U.S. politically, economically, socially, culturally, and diplomatically in the period between World War I and World War II.

HIST 4630. THE UNITED STATES SINCE 1945. (3-0-3)

Prerequisite: HIST 1131 or 1132. This course examines the social, political, economic, and environmental issues that arose in the second half of the twentieth century.

HIST 4635. 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. This course is non-repeatable.

HIST 4640. THE CIVIL RIGHTS AND BLACK POWER MOVEMENT. (3-0-3)

A 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. This course is non-repeatable.

 

 

HIST 4645. AFRICAN-AMERICAN CULTURAL AND INTELLECTUAL 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. This course is non-repeatable.

HIST 4650. 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 as POLS 4650.)

HIST 4660. HISTORY OF URBAN AMERICA. (3-0-3)

Prerequisite: HIST 1131 or 1132. An examination of American cities from the pre-Revolutionary period to the present day.

HIST 4670. HISTORY OF VIOLENCE IN AMERICA. (3-0-3)

Prerequisite: HIST 1131 or 1132. This course investigates how the United States has gained the reputation for being the most violent nation in the industrialized world.

HIST 4680. THE AUTOMOBILE IN AMERICAN CULTURE. (3-0-3)

Prerequisite: HIST 1131 or 1132. This course provides an overview of the impact of the automobile on American history and culture in the past one hundred years.

HIST 4690. HISTORY OF UNITED STATES AND LATIN AMERICAN RELATIONS. (3-0-3)

Prerequisite: HIST 1131 or 1132: 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 4700. CONQUEST AND SOCIAL CHANGE IN COLONIAL LATIN AMERICA. (3-0-3)

Prerequisite: HIST 1131 or 1132. 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 4710. MODERN MIDDLE EAST. (3-0-3)

Prerequisite: HIST 1131 or 1132. A study of the history of the modern Middle East, with some attention to the historic background and to adjacent areas. Special attention is given to the twentieth century.

HIST 4720. THE VIETNAM WAR. (3-0-3)

A complete and in-depth study of America's longest war with special emphasis placed on the historical background, political decisions, military strategies/tactics and the legacy associated with that conflict. (Cross-listed as POLS 4720.)

HIST 4730. MODERN CHINA. (3-0-3)

Prerequisite: HIST 1131 or 1132: This course considers important political, socioeconomic, and cultural changes in China from about 1600 to the present.

 

HIST 4800. MODERN MEXICO. (3-0-3)

Prerequisite: HIST 1131 or 1132: This is a survey of Mexican history from the end of the colonial period in the early nineteenth century until the present day.

 

HIST 4805. SPANISH AMERICAN WARS OF INDEPENDENCE. (3-0-3)

Prerequisite: HIST 1131 or 1132: 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 4810. MODERN CARIBBEAN. (3-0-3)

Prerequisite: HIST 1131 or 1132: This course examines the modern history of the Caribbean from the early nineteenth century to the present day.

 

HIST 4940. INDEPENDENT STUDY. (VAR. 1-4)

Prerequisite: HIST 1131 or 1132 and approval of chairperson of department. Independent reading and reports arranged by the instructor according to the individual student's preparation, background, and needs.

HIST 4950. SPECIAL TOPICS. (VAR. 1-4)

Prerequisite: HIST 1131 or 1132. Consideration of topics in which courses are not offered otherwise, but for which there is current need. Subject matter varies.

HIST 4960. INTERNSHIP. (VAR. 1-15)

Prerequisite: HIST 1131 or 1132 and selection for participation in a University-approved Internship program. An individually designed off-campus course involving study, research and/or work in a government agency or business organization.

HIST 4970. SENIOR THESIS. (VAR. 1-3)

Prerequisite: At least 15 hours of history; approval of department chair. Course designed to offer the student an opportunity to investigate a historical question, developed in consultation with his/her adviser at length. Special attention will be devoted to refining the students writing skills and to integrating knowledge gained from previous courses.

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