Courses in History (HY)
1301 Survey of United States History to 1877
A study of the development of the U.S. from the colonial period to the Civil War. (Offered each semester)
1302 Survey of United States History from 1877 to Present
A study of the development of modern America from the Civil War to the present. (Offered each semester)
2301 Western Civilization to A.D. 1648
A study of the political, military, economic, and social changes that have shaped the modern world. (Offered each fall semester)
2302 Western Civilization from 1648 to Present
A study of the political, military, economic, and social changes that have shaped the modern world. (Offered each spring semester)
2303 Intro. To African-American History
A survey of the important contributions of African-Americans to the texture of American History. The course content will include the significant developments in black culture, religion, and political awareness from 1619 to the present. (Offered on demand)
3300 Computers in the Social Sciences
A study of advanced techniques for word processing; database creation and manipulation; spreadsheets; presentation creation; Internet research and statistical analysis applicable to the Social Sciences. (Offered Fall 2011 in the Traditional Program)
3303 African-American History
An advanced study of the important contributions of African-Americans to the texture of American History. The course content will include the significant developments in black culture, religion, and political awareness from 1619 to the present.
3304 The Civil War and Reconstruction
A study of the causes of the Civil War, Civil War battlefield strategy, and the nature and results of Reconstruction.
3305 Modern America
A study of the causes and effects of the nineteenth century American industrial revolution, the wars of the twentieth century, and the political, economic, and social changes of the twentieth century.
3306 History of Alabama
A study of the social, economic, cultural and political history of Alabama from the days of its settlement to the present.
3307 Non-Western Civilization
An interdisciplinary survey of major past and present non-western civilizations with emphasis given to social, economic, political, religious, intellectual and artistic achievements in selected regions and historical periods to help students develop a broader perspective of non-western culture.
3313 History of the Civil Rights Movement
A survey of the important contributions of the Civil Rights Movement to American History. The course content will include the significant developments in African-American political activities and cultural awareness from 1954 to the present.
3314 History of Women in America
A survey of the impact of women on American History and their contributions and influences on the political, economic, and cultural development of American society. (offered Fall 2011 in the Traditional Program)
3315 Oral History
This course is designed to give the student the skills necessary to conduct Oral History research by interviewing eyewitnesses to historical events and then transcribing and editing the results. The completed oral history project can then be housed in the library and used as primary source materials for researchers. (Offered Fall 2011 in the Traditional Program)
3360 World Regional Geography (HU 3360)
A chronological study of the impact of the physical environment on world cultural landscapes with an emphasis on the development of man-made features of the present. (Offered every Summer and Spring in the Traditional Program)
4170 Readings in the Social Sciences
The course emphasizes the interrelationship of the several social science disciplines and examines the basic content areas of each. Prerequisites: Consent of instructor (Offered on demand)
4301 Medieval Europe (476 to 1350)
A study of medieval Europe, with emphasis on the roots of modern institutions and patterns of thought (the University, common law, etc.)
4302 Renaissance and Reformation Europe (1350 to 1648)
A study of Renaissance and Reformation and their influence on the emergence of modernity in Western thought, especially the beginnings of constitutionalism, rationalism, and the scientific revolution.
4303 Early Modern Europe (1648 to 1870)
A study of the Renaissance and Reformation and their influence on the emergence of modernity in Western thought, especially the beginnings of constitutionalism, rationalism, and the scientific revolution.
4304 Modern Europe from 1870 to the Present
A survey of the social, economic, political, and military forces that have shaped modern Europe.
4305 English History Since 1066
A study of the making of the English nation from the Norman Conquest to the present. (Offered on Demand in the Traditional Program)
4311 Readings and Analytical Writing in History (PS 4311)
Readings and analytical historical writing covering selected topics in U.S. or World History. The major emphasis of this course is the mastery of analytical skills and writing techniques used by historians in pursuit of their craft.
4313 Historiography and the Philosophy of History
A detailed study of History as a distinct discipline and its related field of historical interpretation. Special emphasis will be given to the development of the Philosophy of History in Western culture. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. (Offered Every Fall in the Traditional Program)
4350 Internship (PS 4350)
An extensive and detailed internship in Historical or Political Science Research with agencies such as the Alabama Archives, the Alabama Court System, or the Alabama Historical Commission. (Offered every semester)
4370 Senior Seminar in Social Sciences
A study emphasizing the interrelationship of the several social science disciplines.
The course may involve a systematic reading program, library research, laboratory project, studio work, field study or creative expression. Course includes conferences or tutoring as required, but no formal lectures or recitations. Quizzes, tests and examinations as may be appropriate. HY 2099 is open to sophomores only. HY 3099 is open to juniors and seniors. May be repeated for credit. Number of credit hours awarded (1-3) will be set by department head and approved by dean.