Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2021

HIST - History

HIST 0001 First Year Academic Seminar

An overview of history requirements, expectations, methods, resources, and opportunities within the context of the overall college experience. This course does not count toward the total hours required for graduation.

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HIST 1131 World Civilization & Soc I

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.

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HIST 1132 World Civilization & Soc II

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.

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HIST 2111 The United States to 1877

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.

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HIST 2112 The United States Since 1877

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.

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HIST 2920 Honors Seminar

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

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HIST 3001 Historical Research & Writing

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.

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HIST 3010 The Role of Women in History

Prerequisite: HIST 1131 ,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.)

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HIST 3020 African American History

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.

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Cross Listed Courses

BLST 3020

HIST 3025 African Amer Hist Since 1877

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.

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Cross Listed Courses

BLST 3025

HIST 3301 England to 1660

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

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HIST 3305 England Since 1660

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

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HIST 3510 Colonial America

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.

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HIST 3535 Slavery in the US

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.

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HIST 3540 Southern Hist-Colonial to 1900

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

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HIST 3620 Southern Hist-1900 to Present

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

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HIST 3625 US History from 1890-1940

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.

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HIST 3630 US History from 1940-Present

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.

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HIST 3700 Asia to 1500

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.

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HIST 3705 Asia since 1500

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.

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HIST 3715 Colonia Latin America

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.

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HIST 3720 Modern Latin America

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

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HIST 3805 Ancient History

Prerequisites: HIST 1131 or HIST 1132. A survey of the significant developments in establishment and growth of various ancient civilizations and cultures including economic, social, political changes from the pre-historic period until 500 C.E.

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HIST 4010 Local History

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.

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HIST 4015 Historic Architecture Preserva

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

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HIST 4020 Public History

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

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HIST 4025 Archival, Theory & Issues

Prerequisites: HIST 1131 or HIST 1132. A study of archival concepts and functions, as well as the nature of archives and their role within organizations and society.

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HIST 4030 Environmental History

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.

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HIST 4035 Intro to Museums & Hist Org

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.

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HIST 4040 Historic Site Interpretation

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

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HIST 4070 Indust Revol in Globl Perspect

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.

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HIST 4105 Ancient Egypt

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.

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HIST 4110 Classical Greece

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

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HIST 4120 Classical Rome

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

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HIST 4125 The Crusades

Prerequisites: 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.

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HIST 4130 The Middle Ages

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

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HIST 4135 Women Ancient/Medieval World

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.

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HIST 4155 Early Modern Europe

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.

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HIST 4170 Women in Early Mod Europe

Prerequisite: HIST 1131 or HIST 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.

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HIST 4175 Enlightenment and Absolutism

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.

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HIST 4210 French Revolution & Napoleon

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

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HIST 4215 Nineteenth-Century Revolutions

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.

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HIST 4220 Modern Europe

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

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HIST 4230 Modern France

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.

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HIST 4245 Modern Germany

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.

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HIST 4250 Twentieth Century Russia

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.

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HIST 4280 Int'ual & Cult His of Eur 1550

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.

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HIST 4285 Int & Clt His of Eur Since1550

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.

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HIST 4310 Tudor England

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

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HIST 4315 Stuart England

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

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HIST 4335 Modern Britain

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

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HIST 4340 Modern English Social History

Prerequisites: HIST 1131 or HIST 1132. A study of the nature and structure of modern English society, with an emphasis on the changes which accompanied the move to an industrial society.

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HIST 4360 Cul His of Wales, Scotlnd, Ire

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.

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HIST 4380 Brit Emp & Cmnwlth of Nations

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.

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HIST 4405 Religion in American History

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

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HIST 4415 Georgia: Colony and State

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

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HIST 4520 Revolutionary America

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.

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HIST 4530 Age of Jefferson 1787-1826

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.

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HIST 4550 Age of Jackson

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.

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HIST 4610 The American Civil War

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

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HIST 4615 Gilded Age/Progressive Era

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

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HIST 4635 The Era of Segregation

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.

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Cross Listed Courses

BLST 4635

HIST 4640 Civl Rights/Blck Powr Movement

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.

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Cross Listed Courses

BLST 4640

HIST 4645 AfricnAmer Cult/Intellect Hist

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.

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Cross Listed Courses

BLST 4645

HIST 4660 History of Urban America

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

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HIST 4670 History of Violence in America

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.

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HIST 4680 Auto in American Culture

Prerequisite: HIST 2111 or 2112. This course provides an overview of the impact of the automobile on American history and culture in the past one hundred years.

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HIST 4690 Hist US/Latin Amer Relations

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.

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HIST 4700 Conquest of Latin America

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.

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HIST 4710 Modern Middle East

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.

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HIST 4730 Modern China

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

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HIST 4740 Making of Islamic World

This class will introduce the Islamic cultures of South, South East Asia and the Middle East from its early history to contemporary times. It will provide an in-depth understanding of the Islamic art, architecture and music in the history of the modern world; and the relationship within the various Muslim communities and their interaction with the non-Muslim world.

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HIST 4750 Constructing the Orient

Constructing the "Orient" introduces the diverse cultures of South and East Asian history from the early modern times to the present, with a focus on the modern period. This course examines the politics and aesthetics of representation in Asian history. The course is organized around three units, divided chronologically and thematically. Travelers accounts, the Worlds of the Indian Ocean, Colonial encounters.

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HIST 4800 Modern Mexico

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.

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HIST 4805 Span Amer Wars of Independence

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.

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HIST 4810 Modern Caribbean

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

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Cross Listed Courses

BLST 4810

HIST 4940 Independent Study

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.

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HIST 4950 Special Topics

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.

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HIST 4960 Internship

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.

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HIST 4970 Senior Thesis

Prerequisites: HIST 3001 with grade of C or better, submission of a prospectus to the department (contact the History and Geography department or your advisor for instructions), and approval of the department. This course will be taken during the first or second semester of the student's senior year in conjunction with an appropriate upper division course. This course is designed to offer the student an opportunity to investigate a historical question, developed in close consultation with the course instructor. Special attention will be devoted to refining the student's writing skills and to integrating knowledge from previous courses.

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