History Courses

HISTORY DEPARTMENT ADVISOR:  Dr. Stephen Francis, SS242, 801 626-6781, sfrancis@weber.edu

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT, DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY BA DEGREE

 The Bachelor of Arts degree includes a language requirement.  The Department of History BA Language Course requirements are:

 LANGUAGE COURSES REQUIRED TO FULFILL THE BA (12 credit hours)

 6 credit hours of foreign language

 AND the following language arts courses

HIST  4985     Historical Research & Methods (3)

HIST  4990     Senior Seminar (3)

 
                                                                                                                                               


HIST SS1500. World History to 1500 C.E. (3)

Examines the political, social, cultural, economic, religious, scientific, and intellectual influences on the development of world civilizations to 1500 C.E. Emphasis is global, comparative, and multi-cultural.

HIST SS/DV1510. World History from 1500 C.E. to the Present (3)

A survey of the political, social, cultural, economic, religious, scientific, and intellectual influences on the development of Asia, Africa, the Americas, and Europe from 1500 to the present.

HIST AI1700. American Civilization (3)

An analysis of American civilization that traces social, cultural, economic, and political developments in the United States. May be taken to complete the American Institutions requirement (grade of C or better required).

HIST 2700. History of the United States to 1877 (3)

A chronological survey of American history from Native American and European colonial origins through Reconstruction, 1877. Directed toward History majors, minors, and those planning to teach U.S. history. Students may fulfill the American Institutions requirement by completing this course and History 2710 with a grade of C or better.

HIST 2710. History of the United States since 1877 (3)

A chronological survey of American history from the Gilded Age, 1877, to the present. Directed toward History majors, minors, and those planning to teach U.S. history. Students may fulfill the American Institutions requirement by completing this course and History 2700 with a grade of C or better.

HIST 2890. Cooperative Work Experience (1-5)

Academic credit for internship opportunities in History-related careers. Grade, credit, and work experience to be determined in consultation with department chair.

HIST 2920. Short Courses, Workshops, and Special Programs (1-6)

Consult the semester class schedule for current offerings under this number. The specific title and credit authorized will appear on the student transcript.

HIST SI3000. Investigating History (3)

This course examines comparative interpretations and analyses of history using western and non-western sources. It will focus on the question of objectivity, and how historians use primary sources and draw conclusions. It will demonstrate how historical approaches throughout history are reflections of contemporary philosophies. It will also deal with philosophical, methodological, and historiographical issues within the craft of history, and help students form their own conclusions and clearly present them. This course is recommended for all students planning on graduate work in history or working in the history profession.

HIST DV3010. American Indian History: 1300 to Present (3)

An introduction to American Indian history, stressing the integrity and viability of American Indian societies; dynamic, self-directed culture change; and the clash of cultures that occurred with Native American and European contact.

HIST DV3030. African-American History (3)

African-American history from African origins to the late twentieth century. This course examines the historical experiences and enduring influence of African-Americans on U.S. history.

HIST DV3050. History of U.S. Latinos (3)

Traces the historical development of the Latin Americans in the U.S. from their Indian, Spanish and African heritage to the present with special emphasis on the Mexican-American, Chicano contributions to American life.

HIST DV3070. Women in American History: 1600 to Present (3)

Examines gender as an organizing principle in United States history from the beginnings of European settlement to the present. Also explores the ways in which race, ethnicity, class, and region shaped different female experiences.

HIST DV3090. American Social History (3)

Explores American society through analyses of the public and private lives of ordinary individuals from colonial times to the twentieth century.

HIST 3110. American Ideas and Culture (3)

This course will look at key transformations in American cultural and intellectual history. Subjects will include the history of religion, the changing nature of political ideology, and transformations in who creates and controls entertainment, leisure and literature in American society. The course will use novels, sermons, essays, movies, museums, paintings, and music as tools for understanding American cultural life.

HIST 3130. U.S. Urban History (3)

Examines themes in social, economic and cultural development of American cities from the colonial era to the present. Key topics will include the process of urbanization and the ways in which various social groups and classes adapt to urban life and society. The course will also examine the transformation of urban neighborhoods and ghettos, social reform movements in the city, and the history of urban planning.

HIST 3210. U.S. Constitutional History (3)

The ideas and issues which resulted in the 1787 Constitution. It considers two centuries of America Constitutionalism, focusing on powers and rights, and the role of the Constitution in American culture.

HIST 3230. U.S. Diplomatic History (3)

Diplomatic relations and foreign policy of the United States, with particular emphasis in the "American Century" beginning with the imperialist thrust of 1898.

HIST 3250. Religion in American History (3)

A history of religion in America from the colonial period (including Native American spirituality) through the early twentieth century. This course will examine religious figures, events, and movements in U.S. history. Particular emphasis will be placed upon the influence of religion in the United States on culture, politics, education, and reform.

HIST 3270. American Environmental History (3)

The new scholarship in American environmental history, considering the intellectual and material interaction people have had with the environment of North America, from pre-contact to the present.

HIST 3280. American Military History to 1917 (3)

Significance of military affairs in the context of American political, economic, and social history from the formation of the earliest colonial militias to the pre-World War I preparedness movement. Discusses major wars of this period but also emphasizes such themes as the professionalization of the officer corps, the relationship between war and technology, and civil-military relations.

HIST 3290. American Military History since 1917 (3)

Significance of military affairs in the context of American political, economic, and social history from America's entry into World War I to the present. Discusses major wars of this period but also emphasizes such themes as the professionalization to the officer corps, the relationship between war and technology, and civil-military relations.

HIST 3350. History and Philosophy of Science (3)

The evolution and practice of Western science from origins to contemporary ideas.

HIST 3400. Principles of Public History (3)

This course will consider the theoretical background of public history and its disciplines: historic preservation, museum studies, archives and records administration, and documentary editing. Students will survey, research, and analyze the ways in which history is conveyed to a broad public through museums, monuments, sites, films, and other media outside the classroom or scholarly writings. (Replaces HIST 2500.)

HIST 3500. Historical Preservation (3)

Advanced principles in the preservation, organization, and presentation of historical materials.

HIST 4010. Colonial America (3)

The colonial origins of the United States to 1763.

HIST 4020. Era of the American Revolution: 1763-1800 (3)

Causes of American Revolution, including the military, diplomatic and social aspects; the formation of the Union under the Articles of Confederation; the Constitution; and the Federalist era.

HIST 4030. New Nation: 1800-1840 (3)

Emphasizes Jefferson's Administration, War of 1812, the Era of Good Feelings, and the Age of Jackson, including the growth of political parties, territorial expansion, sectionalism, and social reform.

HIST 4040. Era of the Civil War and Reconstruction: 1840-1877 (3)

Slavery and the causes of the Civil War with attention to the political, economic, social, and military aspects of the conflict, including the period of Reconstruction to 1877.

HIST 4050. U.S. in the Gilded Age and Progressive Era: 1877-1919 (3)

The transformation of the United States following the Civil War and Reconstruction into a modern urban-industrial superpower by the end of the First World War.

HIST 4060. Twentieth-Century United States: 1919-1945 (3)

Developments, historical patterns and conflicts which shaped the modern United States in the Twenties, the Great Depression and the Second World War.

HIST 4070. Twentieth-Century United States since 1945 (3)

The United States from 1945 to the present, including investigations of the Cold War, the Civil Rights Movement, the affluent society, modern politics, the Vietnam and Watergate crises and contemporary issues.

HIST DV4110. History of the American West to 1900 (3)

Explores the history of the Trans-Mississippi West region of the United States from 1500 to the 1890s. The course considers the varied experiences of its peoples and the myth of the West in American culture.

HIST 4120. The Twentieth-Century West (3)

Explores the history of the Trans-Mississippi West Region during the twentieth century, to include analysis of such issues as water use and allocation, population growth, land use, exploitation of resources, conservation, the federal presence, tourism, and threats to the environment.

HIST 4130. History of Utah (3)

A study of Utah history from its Native American beginnings through the 20th Century-emphasizing political, economic and social developments.

HIST 4210. Ancient History (3)

The ancient Near East and Mediterranean world, including the civilizations of Greece and Rome, from approximately 3500 B.C.E. to 475 C.E. This course examines the origins of civilization and traces the development of culture, emphasizing the religious, political, and intellectual legacy of the ancient world.

HIST 4220. History of the Middle Ages 300-1300 (3)

A survey of Europe during the Middle Ages emphasizing the religious, political, and cultural institutions shaping this period.

HIST 4230. Renaissance and Reformation - Europe: 1300-1660 (3)

Examines the cultural, religious, political and economic factors that affected Europe from the end of the Middle Ages to the mid-1600s. Special emphasis is given to the Renaissance and Reformation as vital forces at work during the period.

HIST 4240. Absolutism, Enlightenment and Revolution - Europe: 1660-1815 (3)

Examines the political, economic, social, and cultural factors that affected Europe during the period. Special consideration is given to the Enlightenment as a cultural phenomenon and to European-wide revolution and counter-revolution in the late eighteenth century.

HIST 4250. Europe 1815-1870 (3)

Analysis of the salient political, social and cultural developments between the Congress of Vienna and the Franco-Prussian War. Topics covered will include demographic changes, urbanization, industrialization, the revolutions of 1848, nationalism and the unifications of Italy and Germany.

HIST 4260. Europe from 1870-1945 (3)

This course will examine the most important social, political and cultural developments that transpired in Europe between the Franco-Prussian War and the end of World War II. Topics covered will include socialism, ethnic and religious minorities, imperialism, the world wars, the Great Depression, fascism, National Socialism and communism.

HIST DV4270. Europe 1945-Present (3)

This course will explore the salient political, economic and social developments that have transpired in Europe since the end of the Second World War. Topics covered will include postwar reconstruction, the Cold War decolonization, the emergence of the European Union, and the end of the Cold War.

HIST 4310. History of Russia to 1917 (3)

Russia's political, economic, social and cultural institutions from pre-history to 1917, emphasizing dynastic leaders, expansion, religion and other significant forces of change. Includes an analysis of both foreign and domestic policies that led to world war and revolution.

HIST 4320. Russia since 1917 (3)

Analyzes the political, economic, military, diplomatic, social, and ideological problems, crises, and programs from the Russian Revolutions of 1917 to the present.

HIST 4330. History of England to 1714 (3)

A survey of English history to 1714 with special consideration given to England's cultural, political, and economic development during the Middle Ages and the Tudor/Stuart periods.

HIST 4340. History of England since 1714 (3)

A survey of English history from 1714 to the present. Special emphasis will be given to England's cultural, political, economic, and social development during the Industrial Revolution, the Victorian era, and the twentieth century.

HIST DV4350. History of Modern Germany (3)

German social-political, economic and cultural developments from the eighteenth century to the present. Topics include the Prussians, Classicism, Revolution, the Age of Bismarck, industrialism and warfare, and the 20th Century.

HIST 4410. History of Spain and Portugal (3)

A survey of the political, economic, social and cultural development of Spain and Portugal from the beginning to the present.

HIST 4430. History of Scandinavia (3)

Examines the political, economic, social, and cultural development of Scandinavia, particularly Denmark, Norway, and Sweden. Special emphasis is given to the Viking Age, the Great Power period, and the twentieth century.

HIST 4450. History of Modern Eastern Europe since 1815 (3)

Examines the political, economic, and social factors that have shaped the history of this region from 1815 to the present.

HIST 4500. Teaching Social Studies in Grades 5-12 (3) S, Su

Materials and methods of teaching for skill, concept and value development in middle, junior high and senior high school social studies. (Required of all majors in Social Science area).

HIST DV4510. Twentieth Century World (3)

The political, economic, and social forces of the twentieth century since World War I. Emphasis is placed on global relationships, the rise of mass society, and conflict among cultures in an era of accelerating change.

HIST DV4530. Far Eastern History (3)

A survey of the political, economic, social and cultural development of China, Japan, and Korea from the pre-modern era to the present, with particular emphasis given to the 19th and 20th centuries.

HIST DV4550. Southeast Asian History (3)

A survey of the political, economic, social and cultural development of Southeast Asia from the pre-modern era to the present, with particular emphasis given to the 19th and 20th centuries.

HIST DV4590. Middle Eastern History (3)

A survey of the political, economic, social and cultural development of the Middle East from the rise of Islam to the present with particular emphasis on the 19th and 20th centuries.

HIST 4610. History of Africa (3)

Africa from earliest times to the twentieth century, with emphasis on the Sub-Sahara from its ancient kingdoms through the travails of the slave trade, European colonialism, and the independence movement.

HIST 4630. History of Ancient and Colonial Latin America (3)

History of ancient Native Latin America through the Spanish and Portuguese takeover and colonization.

HIST DV4650. Modern Latin America (3)

A survey of the political, economic, social and cultural developments of the Latin American nations to the present.

HIST DV4670. History of Mexico (3)

A survey from ancient Native American times, the colonial experience, and the nation including the U.S. Southwest until 1848.

HIST 4710. Special Issues and Topics in American History (3)

When offered will focus on a specific and detailed subject in American History. Students may repeat this course for credit when the topic offered is substantially different than the previous class.

HIST 4720. Special Issues and Topics in European History (3)

When offered will focus on a specific and detailed subject in European History. Students may repeat this course for credit when the topic offered is substantially different than the previous class.

HIST 4730. Special Issues and Topics in Global and Comparative History (3)

When offered will focus on a specific and detailed subject in global or comparative history. Students may repeat this course for credit when the topic offered is substantially different than the previous class.

HIST 4830. Directed Readings (1-3)

Independent reading under the supervision of a department member on special topics in History. For each hour of credit approximately 1500 pages of material will be read. A written assignment on this material will also be completed. No more than three hours will count towards a major or minor. Topic cannot be any area that is covered in face-to-face course offerings. Prerequisite: Instructor approval.

HIST 4860. Internships in Historical Studies (1-6)

Open to all students. Faculty supervised off-campus internships in public history institutions. Each internship is individually established and provides students with practical experience and the opportunity to apply and learn new professional skills. Six hours of internship are required for the Public History Emphasis. No more than six hours will count towards a major or minor. Prerequisite: Junior-class standing and permission of instructor and field supervisor.

HIST 4890. Cooperative Work Experience (1-6)

Academic credit for advanced internship opportunities in History-related careers. Grade, credit, and work experience to be determined in consultation with instructor and field supervisor.  No more than six hours will count towards a major or minor. Prerequisite: Instructor approval.

HIST 4920. Short Courses, Workshops, and Special Programs (1-6)

Consult the semester class schedule for the current offering under this number. The specific title and credit authorized will appear on the student transcript.  No more than six hours will count towards a major or minor.

HIST 4930. History Workshop (1-5)

Offered as needed to give background history on topics which arise in timely subjects of world affairs. May be repeated for credit more than once with different topics. Only ten hours of this course number can be applied toward graduation.  No more than five hours will count towards a major or minor.

HIST 4980. History Honors Senior Project (2)

Designed for the History Honors student and will be taken in conjunction with History Seminar, HIST 4990. It will give the Honors student opportunity to develop more depth and skills in History on a Honors level of performance.

HIST 4990. Senior Seminar (3)

A seminar for History majors requiring the completion of an extensive thesis project. Prerequisite: HIST SI3000.

MASTER LEVEL COURSES (HIST)

The History Department offers the following graduate-level courses primarily designed for those who have been accepted into the WSU Master of Education program. Credit will not be given if previously taken at an undergraduate level.

HIST 6010. Colonial America (3)

The colonial origins of the United States to 1763.

HIST 6020. The Era of the American Revolution 1763-1800 (3)

Causes of American Revolution, including the military, diplomatic and social aspects; the formation of the Union under the Articles of Confederation; the Constitution; and the Federalist era.

HIST 6040. The Era of the Civil War and Reconstruction 1840-1877 (3)

Slavery and the causes of the Civil War with attention to the political, economic, social, and military aspects of the conflict, including the period of Reconstruction to 1877.

HIST 6130. History of Utah (3)

A study of Utah history from its Native American beginnings through the 20th Century, emphasizing political, economic and social developments.

HIST 6590. Middle Eastern History (3)

The Middle East from the rise of Islam to the present with emphasis on the 19th and 20th centuries.

HIST 6610. History of Africa (3)

Africa from earliest times to the twentieth century, with emphasis on the Sub-Sahara from its ancient kingdoms through the travails of the slave trade, European colonialism, and the independence movement.

HIST 6710. Reading Seminar in American History (3)

When offered will focus on a specific subject in American History. It is assumed that these topics would generally be non-repetitive or repeated only infrequently based on the demand for the course and the instructor assigned to it. Students would be assigned readings on various aspects of the topic and respond through discussion in a seminar setting and written work.

HIST 6720. Reading Seminar in European History (3)

When offered will focus on a specific subject in European History. It is assumed that these topics would generally be non-repetitive or repeated only infrequently based on the demand for the course and the instructor assigned to it. Students would be assigned readings on various aspects of the topic and respond through discussion in a seminar setting and written work.

HIST 6760. Reading Seminar in World History (3)

When offered will focus on a specific subject in World History. It is assumed that these topics would generally be non-repetitive or repeated only infrequently based on the demand for the course and the instructor assigned to it. Students would be assigned readings on various aspects of the topic and respond through discussion in a seminar setting and written work.

HIST 6830. Directed Readings (1-3)

Independent readings under the supervision of a department member on special topics in History. For each hour of credit approximately 1500 pages of material will be read. A written assignment on this material will also be completed.  No more than three hours will count towards a major or minor.   Prerequisite: Instructor approval.

 

Weber State University 2008-2009 Catalog

 


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