History (HIST)

HIST 610. Thinking Historically: Skills and Sources. 3 Credits.

HIST 610 is a study of the resources and techniques that effective teachers employ in the secondary social studies classroom. Major topics include sourcing and corroboration heuristics, conducting research and constructing knowledge, curricular organization and planning, methods for engaging students in the social studies classroom, and a brief review of historiography.
Typically Offered: Summer, odd years.

HIST 620. French Revolution and the Age of Napoleon. 3 Credits.

This course examines the causes, events, issues and legacy of the upheaval that gripped France and the rest of Europe from 1789 to 1815. Students will complete readings, including primary source documents, that require an analysis, reading response assignments, short lectures, identification exercises, and questions intended to stimulate thoughtful discussion.
Typically Offered: Fall, odd years.

HIST 630. Democracy and Democratization. 3 Credits.

This course examines the theories and histories of democracy and democratization, particularly in the modern era. The course analyzes the concept and theories of democracy as well as their application to specific cases of democratization throughout the world. The course also discusses the mechanisms of democracy promotion and retrenchment.
Typically Offered: Spring, even years.

HIST 640. The World Wars. 3 Credits.

An in-depth study of the causes and impact of The Great War and World War II. Particular attention is given to the major battles, powers, and personalities that shaped the events and ultimate outcome of both epic struggles. Topics covered in this class include nationalism, the naval arms race, total war, trench warfare, the Treaty of Versailles and the demise of the imperial system, rise of totalitarianism, the Great Depression, blitzkrieg, the Pacific Theater, the emergence of superpowers and the post-war political order.
Typically Offered: Fall, even years.

HIST 650. Readings in American History. 3 Credits.

A structured review of secondary historical studies on a specified topic in American History. Topics for the course will be determined by the research specialties of the faculty.
Typically Offered: Spring, odd years.

HIST 660. Readings in World History. 3 Credits.

A structured review of secondary historical studies on a specified topic in World History. Topics for the course will be determined by the research specialties of the faculty.
Typically Offered: Spring, odd years.

HIST 694. Independent Study. 1-3 Credits.

A student initiated course to provide expanded offerings to meet a special need. The student effort may be a major project or an additional research activity.
Typically Offered: On sufficient demand.
Repeatable: Up to 9 Credits.

HIST 699. Special Topics. 1-3 Credits.

An advanced study covering topics not regularly taught in the Master of education program. The course provides learners with the flexibility to investigate topics of interest.
Typically Offered: On sufficient demand.