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    • HIST-1111 Survey of World History/Civilization I
      Description

      A survey of global history to 1500. This course examines ancient and medieval civilizations to deepen understanding of the political, social, economic, and cultural dimensions of World history. Emphasis is given to comparative themes, the study of causal relationships and patterns of change and continuity over time; and the social significance of ethnicity, gender, race, and class in historical events and study.

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    • HIST-1112 Survey of World History/Civilization II
      Description

      A survey of global history from 1500 to the present. Beginning with European oceanic expansion and the emergence of a global network of exchange, this course examines the impact of major technologies, economic systems, political ideologies, and cultural traditions that unite and divide the human community. Emphasis is given to the study of causal relationships and patterns of change and continuity over time, as well as the social significance of ethnicity, gender, race, and class in historical events and study.

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    • HIST-2111 U S History I (to 1865)
      Description

      Explores the major themes and issues in American history from early settlement through the end of the American Civil War. Emphasizes the political, social, economic, and cultural dimensions of United States history; causal relationships and patterns of change and continuity over time; and the significance of ethnicity, gender, race, and class in historical events.

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    • HIST-2112 U S History II (since 1865)
      Description

      Explores the major themes and issues in American history from the end of the American Civil War to the present. Emphasizes the political, social, economic, and cultural dimensions of United States history; causal relationships and patterns of change and continuity over time; and the significance of ethnicity, gender, race, and class in historical events.

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    • HIST-2302 The Historian's Craft: Methodology
      Description

      Examination of history as a discipline and as a craft, concentrating on the research and interpretive skills used by historians. Should be taken in the second year of the history major's degree program.

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    • HIST-3300 Studies in American Culture
      Description

      An introduction to American Studies as an area of critical inquiry, including a study of the theories and methods used in the field and readings of significant works that have shaped it. Required for a minor in American Studies. Same as ENGL 3300.

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    • HIST-3301 History and Philosophy of Science
      Description

      A study of the historical development of major areas of science and the philosophical examination of scientific methods and results.

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    • HIST-3311 Ancient Near East and Classical World
      Description

      The development of ancient Near Eastern, Greek and Roman civilizations and their impact on the development of western civilization.

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    • HIST-3312 Near East in Middle Ages
      Description

      The development of Byzantine and Islamic Civilizations and their impact on the development of modern Eastern Europe, Balkans, Near East, and North Africa.

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    • HIST-3313 Near East in Modern Times
      Description

      A political social, economic, cultural and religious survey of the Balkans, Near East and North Africa, from the Ottoman Empire to the present.

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    • HIST-3315 Civilization of India
      Description

      An introduction to socio-cultural history of the Indian subcontinent focusing on the formative culture, and Western impact, the synthesis emerging in the 20th century, and the spread of Indian ideas to East and Southeast Asia. Students will normally be expected to have taken the basic courses in U.S. and Global History.

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    • HIST-3318 Africa through the Era of the Slave Trade
      Description

      Selected themes in Pre-colonial African history: foundations of human settlement, the impact of religions, trade, state formation. The course will cover various regional developments from antiquity to the eve of European conquest.

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    • HIST-3319 The Making of Modern Africa, 1820-Present
      Description

      An survey of modern Africa from the end of the Trans-Atlantic slave trade to the present.

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    • HIST-3321 Western Europe in Middle Ages
      Description

      The development of Medieval Latin Civilization and its impact on the development of Modern Europe.

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    • HIST-3323 17th and 18th Century Europe
      Description

      A political, social, economic and cultural study of Europe in the 17th and 18th centuries.

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    • HIST-3326 Colonial Latin America
      Description

      A survey of Latin America from the pre-Columbian period through 1830, with special emphasis on the conquest, colonial administration and economy, race and society, international rivalries, and separation from Spain and Portugal.

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    • HIST-3327 Latin America Since Independence
      Description

      A topical analysis of Mexico, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean states since c. 1820.

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    • HIST-3341 Britain to 1688
      Description

      From the Roman invasion to the Glorious Revolution, this course examines the key events, institutions, and individuals responsible for the creation of a British kingdom and its emergence as a European power.

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    • HIST-3342 Britain since 1688
      Description

      This class examines the political, economic, social, and cultural history of Britain and its empire from the Glorious Revolution to the present.

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    • HIST-3350 Introduction to Africana Studies
      Description

      An introduction to Africana studies as an area of critical inquiry, including a study of the theories and methods used in the field and readings of significant works that have shaped it. Required for the minor in Africana studies. Same as ENGL 3350.

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    • HIST-3351 Imperial Russia
      Description

      An examination of social, political, economic and cultural development in Russian history from Peter the Great to the Revolution of 1917.

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    • HIST-3361 American Diplomacy
      Description

      History of American foreign policy from the Revolution to the present.

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    • HIST-3362 African-American History to 1865
      Description

      A survey history of African-Americans in the United States from the African past through the American Civil War.

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    • HIST-3363 African-American History Since 1865
      Description

      A survey history of African-Americans in the United States from 1865 to the present, with emphasis on the evolution of black leadership in the twentieth century.

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    • HIST-3500 Junior Historiography Seminar
      Description

      This course aims to prepare students for Senior Seminar by focusing on analysis of historiographical debate and by guiding students in developing a prospectus for their own future research. Topics vary with instructors. This course is writing-intensive. Prerequisite: HIST 2302 Methodology 3 credits

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    • HIST-4010 Teaching Methods for History
      Description

      This course is intended to introduce students to the practice of teaching history. It is designed to help students succeed as history educators. We will focus on developing the skills necessary to teach history effectively by incorporating the latest scholarship with the newest technological innovations and pedagogical strategies. We will also work with primary sources, identifying exceptional sources and developing strategies for students to engage these sources. This course will devote special attention to developing teaching strategies for students enrolled in middle grades (6-8) and high school (9-12). Students will also learn to use the Georgia and National Performance Standards (Common Core) to develop history curriculum.

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    • HIST-4209 Greek and Roman Warfare
      Description

      This course surveys the main developments in the mechanics of Greek and Roman warfare weapons, strategy, and tactics from the Mycenaean period to the Byzantine Empire. At the same time, attention will be paid to the function of warfare in society, and its impact on political and social history.

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    • HIST-4210 Pagans and Christians in Late Antiquity
      Description

      This course considers the history of the interactions between Christians and the adherents of other religions in the Roman Empire from the 30's AD to the early fifth century AD.

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    • HIST-4230 War, State, and Society in Early Modern Europe
      Description

      An exploration of the relationship between military, social, and political factors in Europe from the 1400s to the end of the 1700s.

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    • HIST-4232 The Enlightenment
      Description

      An exploration of the movement that dominated intellectual and cultural developments in 18th century Europe, seen within its broader political, social, and economic context.

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    • HIST-4235 France Before the Revolution
      Description

      Traces the development of the French monarchical state from the 15th to the 18th century, when France became a dominant European power.

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    • HIST-4250 The First World War
      Description

      Examines the political, economic, social, cultural, and military history of what George Kennan called the seminal catastrophe of the twentieth century.

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    • HIST-4251 The Second World War
      Description

      HIST 4251/5251 The Second World War This course explores the Second World War, focusing primarily on the history of the military campaigns in Europe and the Pacific. It also examines topics such as the economic sinews of war, civil-military relations, technology and warfare, wartime diplomacy, and war and atrocity.

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    • HIST-4285 Special Topics in European History
      Description

      Courses on European history topics not usually offered by the department.

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    • HIST-4385 Special Topics in World History
      Description

      Courses on topics in world history not usually offered by the department.

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    • HIST-4400 Introduction to Public History
      Description

      An examination of the development, philosophies, and activities in the field of public history and the ethical issues which public historians face.

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    • HIST-4401 Theory and Practice of Oral History
      Description

      An examination of the philosophy, ethics, and practice of oral history, with specific training in interview and transcription techniques, and the use of oral history in historical research and analysis.

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    • HIST-4402 Introduction to Archival Theory and Practice
      Description

      An introduction to the principles of archival theory and management from appraisal and acquisitions through arrangement, description, preservation, and public access. Includes a practicum experience.

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    • HIST-4403 Introduction to Museum Studies
      Description

      An introduction to the philosophy, theory and practice of museum work and a survey of various functions of a museum, including collections, research, education and interpretation, exhibits, and administration.

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    • HIST-4404 History of American Architecture
      Description

      A survey of American architecture in its social and cultural context from colonial America through the present, with a particular focus on how to analyze and document historic buildings.

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    • HIST-4411 European Renaissance in Global Perspective
      Description

      Europe in the early modern era, focusing on the cultural and political history of the Renaissance, the development of overseas empires and the evolution of a scientific world view.

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    • HIST-4413 The Atlantic World 1450-1800
      Description

      A transnational perspective emphasizing connections between Europe, Africa, and the Americas from the period of European maritime exploration to the age of revolution. Topics include the expansion of empires and mercantile capitalism, slavery and the trans-Atlantic slave trade, and interactions between Europeans, Africans and Native Americans.

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    • HIST-4414 French America
      Description

      Explores French colonial efforts in North America and the Caribbean from the 16th to the 19th centuries, including Canada, Louisiana, and Haiti.

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    • HIST-4417 19th Century Europe, 1789-1914
      Description

      Study of European, social, cultural and political history from 1789 to 1914, with particular emphasis on how different cultures and classes understood Europe's lurch into modernity. Prerequisites: 3 credits global history; 3 credits U.S. history; or permission.

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    • HIST-4418 20th Century Europe
      Description

      A study of the political and social history of Europe in the 20th century with emphasis on the continuity of events and their interrelation.

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    • HIST-4419 The Cold War
      Description

      A political and social survey of the origins of the Cold War, its development and conclusion.

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    • HIST-4420 The Holocaust
      Description

      An analysis of the Holocaust, emphasizing aspects of modern European and Jewish history, the origins of European anti- Semitism, and the varied experiences of camp inmates, resisters, perpetrators, bystanders and liberators.

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    • HIST-4421 Mexico Since Independence
      Description

      An introduction to the history of Mexico since independence, with special emphasis on selected political, economic and social themes, including U.S.-Mexican relations.

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    • HIST-4422 U.S. and Latin American Relations
      Description

      An introduction to the history of relations between Latin America and the United States from 1783 to the present, focusing on the political, economic and social interaction between Americans and Latin Americans.

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    • HIST-4423 Women and Gender in the Ancient World
      Description

      This course aims to introduce students to the roles of women of all social classes in different periods of Ancient Greece and Rome, as well as the problems of studying women's history in the Greco-Roman world. The course will combine a chronological approach with the thematic one, as each week will focus on women's roles and participation in a specific period and/or sphere of activity, such as religion, politics, the dramatic stage, the family and household, and law.

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    • HIST-4424 Apartheid and the New South Africa
      Description

      An introduction to the history and historiography of South Africa through selected economic, environmental, social and political themes.

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    • HIST-4430 The Vietnam War
      Description

      An examination of the historical background, events, and impact of the Vietnam War.

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    • HIST-4432 The Roman Republic
      Description

      This course combines a chronological approach with a thematic one, in order to address such topics as evolution of the government system, social conflict, religion, the Roman family, and the Roman army over the course of the Roman Republic from the expulsion of the kings to the assassination of Julius Caesar.

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    • HIST-4433 Introduction to Modern China
      Description

      An introduction to the modernization process within China from 1500, emphasizing East-West conflict and the emergence of the People's Republic of China.

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    • HIST-4436 French Revolution -- Napoleon
      Description

      Europe from 1789-1815, with particular emphasis upon France. A study of the French Revolution as the classic model from modern revolutions.

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    • HIST-4437 France Since 1815
      Description

      A survey of French history from Napoleon's defeat at Waterloo in 1815 to the present Fifth French Republic. An examination of the role of French influence on European and world cultures over the last two centuries.

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    • HIST-4440 Modern Germany
      Description

      A political and social study of Germany since unification with heavy emphasis on the 20th century (1871-Present).

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    • HIST-4441 Modern Ireland, 1780 to Present
      Description

      A political, social, and cultural study of Ireland since 1780 with special emphasis on the evolution of Irish nationalism and Anglo-Irish relations. The roots and history of 'the Troubles' in Northern Ireland will also be explored.

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    • HIST-4443 Introduction to Modern Japan
      Description

      An introduction to the history of Japan, emphasizing the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Japanese immigration to the United States, and Japanese-American relations.

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    • HIST-4446 Soviet Russia
      Description

      An analysis of Soviet history from the October Revolution of 1917 to the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, with an emphasis on Stalinism and post-Stalin developments.

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    • HIST-4451 Colonial America, 1492-1763
      Description

      The history of early America, from the Age of Discovery through the establishment and growth of England's New World colonies, with emphasis on the evolution of American society and culture.

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    • HIST-4452 The American Revolution, 1763-1783
      Description

      A study of the origin of America's break with Great Britain with emphasis on the causes of the Revolution, the course of the War of Independence, and the establishment of the new nation's political, social, and cultural institutions.

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    • HIST-4453 The American Republic, 1783-1815
      Description

      The political, diplomatic, economic, and social history of the United States from the end of the American Revolution through the War of 1812.

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    • HIST-4454 Jacksonian America 1815-1848
      Description

      American history from the end of the War of 1812 to the Mexican War, with emphasis on politics and society. Western expansion also will be emphasized.

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    • HIST-4455 Civil War and Reconstruction: 1848-1877
      Description

      American history from the end of the Mexican War to the Compromise of 1877, with special attention to the political, military, and social history of the Civil War.

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    • HIST-4461 Environmental History
      Description

      A study of American understanding of ecology, wilderness, resource usage, conservation, agriculture, technology, and natural hazards from colonial times to the present.

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    • HIST-4463 American Military History
      Description

      The history of American warfare from the colonial conflicts through the wars of the 20th century, with emphasis on society's impact on warfare and warfare's impact on American society.

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    • HIST-4464 American Sports History
      Description

      Traces the history of the development of American sports from the Colonial period to the present with emphasis on the social, cultural, economic, and political factors that are involved.

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    • HIST-4465 US Society and Culture to 1865
      Description

      Examines the most important social and cultural trends in America from the colonial period to the end of the Civil War.

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    • HIST-4466 U.S. Society and Culture Since 1865
      Description

      Examines the most important social and cultural trends in the U.S. since the Civil War.

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    • HIST-4467 Women in American History to 1890
      Description

      An examination of the diverse experiences of women and their impact on American History up to 1877.

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    • HIST-4468 Women in American History Since 1890
      Description

      An examination of the diverse experiences of women and their impact on the history of the United States since 1877.

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    • HIST-4469 The Civil Rights Movement
      Description

      The history of the Civil Rights Movement with emphasis on major leaders, organizations and events in the twentieth century black freedom struggle.

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    • HIST-4471 The Gilded Age and Progressive Era, 1877-1920
      Description

      Explores the social, political, cultural, economic, and diplomatic history of the U.S. from the end of Reconstruction to the aftermath of World War I.

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    • HIST-4472 The Rise of Modern America, 1920-1945
      Description

      Explores the social, political, cultural, economic, and diplomatic history of the U.S. from the end of World War I to the end of World War II.

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    • HIST-4473 Recent America: The U.S. Since World War II
      Description

      Explores the social, political, cultural, economic, and diplomatic history of the U.S. in the second half or the twentieth century.

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    • HIST-4474 History of Georgia
      Description

      A survey of Georgia history from prehistory to the present, emphasizing politics and society.

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    • HIST-4475 Southern Families and Communities
      Description

      A study of the approaches to researching and analyzing the history of the varied families and communities in southern history.

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    • HIST-4476 The Old South
      Description

      A study of the American South from the Colonial Period through the Reconstruction, with special attention on nineteenth century politics and society. Ideas and events leading to secession and Civil War are particularly emphasized.

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    • HIST-4477 The New South
      Description

      A study of the American South since 1865, including the interaction of economic, political, social, and cultural factors, especially in the context of struggles in rural and urban communities and in the textile industry.

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    • HIST-4478 American Religion to 1800
      Description

      A study of the history of American religious beliefs, practices, and influences on American society, from its colonial settlement to 1800.

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    • HIST-4479 American Religion Since 1800
      Description

      A study of the history of American religious beliefs and practices, and religion's influence on American society, from 1800 to the present.

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    • HIST-4481 Independent Study
      Description

      Individual study, with the instructor, taken by majors with permission of the chair and instructor on a topic not regularly offered by the department. May involve a research paper, field research, or reading and discussion.

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    • HIST-4484 Senior Seminar
      Description

      A thematic and capstone course to integrate the student's experience in the field of history. Topics vary with instructors. Complements the course 'The Historian's Craft' and assesses a major's progress.

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    • HIST-4485 Special Topics
      Description

      Courses on topics not usually offered by the department.

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    • HIST-4486 Public History Internship
      Description

      Experience in applying history in a museum, historical society, archive, historic preservation agency or other public history setting. Students must maintain a journal and develop a portfolio of their work.

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    • HIST-4505 American Foreign Policy since 1898
      Description

      This course is designed as an upper division reading course in American foreign policy. This course will discuss the foreign policy process, the history of American foreign policy and its traditions since 1898, and a variety of approaches to understanding foreign policy. The goal of the course is to provide students with the theoretical and analytical tools needed to understand the history and current processes of American foreign policy. The course will incorporate current events in American foreign policy, as well as historical discussion, as a means of demonstrating the academic concepts of the course in practice.

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  • Masters
    • HIST-5230 War, State, and Society in Early Modern Europe
      Description

      A M.A. level introduction to the major approaches and arguments regarding military, social, and political developments in Europe, 1400s to 1700s.

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    • HIST-5250 The First World War
      Description

      Examines the political, economic, social, cultural, and military history of what George Kennan called the seminal catastrophe of the twentieth century.

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    • HIST-5285 Special Topics in European History
      Description

      Courses on topics in European history not usually offered by the department.

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    • HIST-5385 Special Topics in World History
      Description

      Courses on topics in world history not usually offered by the department.

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    • HIST-5400 Introduction to Public History
      Description

      An examination of the development, philosophies and activities in the field of public history and the ethical issues which public historians face.

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    • HIST-5401 Theory and Practice of Oral History
      Description

      An examination of the philosophy, ethics and practice of oral history, with specific training in interview and transcription techniques, and the use of oral history in historical research and analysis.

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    • HIST-5402 Introduction to Archival Theory and Practice
      Description

      An introduction to the principles of archival theory and management from appraisal and acquisitions through arrangement, description, preservation and public access. Includes a practicum experience.

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    • HIST-5403 Introduction to Museum Studies
      Description

      An introduction to the philosophy, theory and practice of museum work and a survey of various functions of a museum, including collections, research, education and interpretation, exhibits, and administration.

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    • HIST-5404 History of American Architecture
      Description

      A survey of American architecture in its social and cultural context form colonial America through the present day.

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    • HIST-5411 European Renaissance in Global Perspective
      Description

      Europe in the early modern era, focusing on the cultural and political history of the Renaissance, the development of overseas empires and the evolution of a scientific world view.

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    • HIST-5412 The Reformation
      Description

      The development of the Roman Catholic Christian traditions, seen within the context of 16th century Europe.

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    • HIST-5413 The Atlantic World, 1450-1800
      Description

      A transnational perspective emphasizing connections between Europe, Africa, and the Americas from the period of European maritime exploration to the age of revolution. Topics include the expansion of empires and the mercantile capitalism, slavery and the trans-Atlantic slave trade, and interactions between Europeans, Africans and Native Americans.

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    • HIST-5417 19th Century Europe, 1789-1914
      Description

      This course will survey European social, cultural, and political history from 1789 to 1914. It will consider how men and women of different classes and cultures experienced and understood Europe's lurch into modernity.

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    • HIST-5418 20th Century Europe
      Description

      A study of the political and social history of Europe in the 20th century with emphasis on the continuity of events and their interrelation.

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    • HIST-5419 The Cold War
      Description

      A political and social survey of the origins of the Cold War, its development and conclusion.

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    • HIST-5420 The Holocaust
      Description

      An analysis of the Holocaust, emphasizing aspects of modern European and Jewish history, the origins of European anti-Semitism, and the varied experiences of camp inmates, resisters, perpetrators, bystanders and liberators.

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    • HIST-5421 Mexico Since Independence
      Description

      An introduction to the history of Mexico since independence, with special emphasis on selected political, economic and social themes, including US-Mexican relations.

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    • HIST-5422 US-Latin American Relations
      Description

      An introduction to the history of relations between Latin America and the United States from 1783 to the present, focusing on the political, economic and social interaction between Americans and Latin Americans.

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    • HIST-5423 Women and Gender in the Ancient World
      Description

      This course aims to introduce students to the roles of women of all social classes in different periods of Ancient Greece and Rome, as well as the problems of studying women's history in the Greco-Roman world. The course will combine a chronological approach with the thematic one, as each week will focus on women's roles and participation in a specific period and/or sphere of activity, such as religion, politics, the dramatic stage, the family and household, and law.

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    • HIST-5424 Conflict and Interdependence in South Africa
      Description

      An introduction of the history and historiography of South Africa through selected economic, environmental, social and political themes.

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    • HIST-5430 The Vietnam War
      Description

      An examination of the historical background, events, and impact of the Vietnam War.

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    • HIST-5432 The Roman Republic
      Description

      This course combines a chronological approach with a thematic one, in order to address such topics as evolution of the government system, social conflict, religion, the Roman family, and the Roman army over the course of the Roman Republic from the expulsion of the kings to the assassination of Julius Caesar.

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    • HIST-5433 Introduction to Modern China
      Description

      An introduction to the modernization process within China from 1500, emphasizing East-West conflict and the emergence of the People's Republic of China.

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    • HIST-5436 French Revolution - Napoleon
      Description

      Europe from 1789-1815, with particular emphasis upon France. A study of the French Revolution as the classic model for modern revolutions.

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    • HIST-5437 France Since 1815
      Description

      A survey of French history from Napoleon's defeat at Waterloo in 1815 to the present Fifth French Republic. An examination of the role of French influence on European and world cultures over the last two centuries.

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    • HIST-5440 Modern Germany
      Description

      A political and social study of Germany since unification with heavy emphasis on the 20th century (1871-Present).

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    • HIST-5441 Modern Ireland: 1780 to Present
      Description

      A political, social, and cultural study of Ireland since 1780 with special emphasis on the evolution of Irish nationalism and Anglo-Irish relations. The roots and history of 'the Troubles' in Northern Ireland will also be explored.

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    • HIST-5443 Introduction to Modern Japan
      Description

      An introduction to the history of Japan, emphasizing the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Japanese immigration to the United States, and Japanese-American relations.

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    • HIST-5446 Soviet Russia
      Description

      An analysis of Soviet history from the October Revolution of 1917 to the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, with an emphasis on Stalinism and post-Stalin developments.

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    • HIST-5451 Colonial America, 1492-1763
      Description

      The history of early America, from the Age of Discovery through the establishment and growth of England's New World colonies, with emphasis on the evolution of American society and culture.

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    • HIST-5452 American Revolution, 1763-1783
      Description

      A study of the origin of America's break with Great Britain, with emphasis on the causes of the Revolution, the course of the War of Independence, and the establishment of the new nation's political, social and cultural institutions.

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    • HIST-5453 The New American Republic, 1783-1815
      Description

      The political, diplomatic, economic and social history of the United States from the end of the American Revolution through the War of 1812.

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    • HIST-5454 Jacksonian America, 1815-1848
      Description

      American history from the end of the War of 1812 to the Mexican War, with emphasis on politics and society. Western expansion also will be emphasized.

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    • HIST-5455 Civil War and Reconstruction
      Description

      American history from the end of the Mexican War to the Compromise of 1877, with special attention to the political, military and social history of the Civil War.

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    • HIST-5461 Environmental History
      Description

      A study of American understanding of ecology, wilderness, resource usage, conservation, agriculture, technology, and natural hazards from colonial times to the present.

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    • HIST-5463 American Military History
      Description

      This history of American warfare from the colonial conflicts through the wars of the 20th century, with emphasis on society's impact on warfare and warfare's impact on American society.

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    • HIST-5464 American Sports History
      Description

      Traces the history of the development of American sports from the Colonial period to the present with emphasis on the social, cultural, economic, and political factors that influences American society.

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    • HIST-5465 U.S. Society and Culture to 1865
      Description

      Examines the most important social and cultural trends in America from the colonial period to the end of the Civil War.

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    • HIST-5466 U.S. Society and Culture Since 1865
      Description

      Examines the most important social and cultural trends in the US since the Civil War.

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    • HIST-5467 Women in American History to 1890
      Description

      An examination of the diverse experiences of women and their impact on American History up to 1877.

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    • HIST-5468 Women in American History Since 1890
      Description

      An examination of the various experiences of women and their impact on the history of the United States since 1877.

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    • HIST-5469 The Civil Rights Movement
      Description

      The history of the Civil Rights Movement with emphasis on major leaders, organizations, and events in the twentieth century black freedom struggle.

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    • HIST-5471 The Gilded Age and Progressive Era, 1877-1920
      Description

      Explores the social, political, cultural, economic, and diplomatic history of the U.S. from the end of Reconstruction to the aftermath of World War I.

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    • HIST-5472 The Rise of Modern America, 1920-1945
      Description

      Explores the social, political, cultural, economic, and diplomatic history of the U.S. from the end of World War I to the end of World War II.

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    • HIST-5473 Recent America: The U.S. Since World War II
      Description

      Explores the social, political, cultural, economic, and diplomatic history of the U.S. in the second half of the twentieth century.

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    • HIST-5474 History of Georgia
      Description

      A survey of Georgia history from prehistory to the present, emphasizing politics and society.

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    • HIST-5475 Southern Families and Communities
      Description

      A study of the approaches to researching and analyzing the history of the varied families and communities in southern history.

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    • HIST-5476 The Old South
      Description

      A study of the American South from the Colonial Period through the Reconstruction with special attention on nineteenth century politics and society. Ideas and events leading to secession and Civil War are particularly emphasized.

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    • HIST-5477 The New South
      Description

      A study of the American South since 1865 including the interaction of economic, political, social and cultural factors, especially in the context of struggles in rural and urban communities and in the textile industry.

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    • HIST-5478 American Religion to 1800
      Description

      A study of the history of American religious beliefs, practices, and influences on American society, from its colonial settlement to 1800.

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    • HIST-5479 American Religion Since 1800
      Description

      A study of the history of American religious beliefs and practices, and religion's influence on American society, from 1800 to present.

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    • HIST-5485 Special Topics
      Description

      Courses on topics not usually offered by the department.

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    • HIST-5505 American Foreign Policy since 1898
      Description

      This course is designed as a graduate reading course in American foreign policy. This course will discuss the foreign policy process, the history of American foreign policy and its traditions since 1898, and a variety of approaches to understanding foreign policy. The goal of the course is to provide students with the theoretical and analytical tools needed to understand the history and current processes of American foreign policy. The course will incorporate current events in American foreign policy, as well as historical discussion, as a means of demonstrating the academic concepts of the course in practice.

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    • HIST-6201 Archives Arrangemnt Practicum
      Description

      Advanced training in arranging, describing and processing archival collections for graduate students interested in archives work.

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    • HIST-6202 Theory and Method of Material Culture Studies
      Description

      Examines methods and theories for studying material culture from an interdisciplinary perspective, analyzing what material culture reveals about the culture and society in which it was created with an emphasis on America. Required for Museum Studies Certificate.

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    • HIST-6203 Studies and Research Methods in American Folklife
      Description

      An examination of the traditional, expressive, shared culture of various groups in the United States through its history, emphasizing analysis of regional folklife traditions and folklife research and fieldwork methods.

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    • HIST-6283 Continuing Research
      Description

      This course is for students completing degree requirements who will be using staff time or University facilities and for whom no regular course is appropriate.

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    • HIST-6301 Administration of Museums and Historic Sites
      Description

      Study of administrative functions: governance, financing, grant-writing, public relations, marketing, human resources, accreditation, and museum law and ethics. Taught in association with Atlanta History Center.

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    • HIST-6302 Collections Management in Museums
      Description

      An examination of the processes by which a museum manages it collection. Taught in association with Atlanta History Center and involves a practicum experience.

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    • HIST-6303 Education and Interpretation at Museums
      Description

      Studies include interpretative principles and techniques, school programs, adult and community programs, staffing, marketing and other programming logistics. Taught in association with Atlanta History Center.

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    • HIST-6304 Exhibits at Museums and Historic Sites
      Description

      An examination of how museums create exhibits using various interpretive techniques, from planning and research through exhibit design, display techniques, script-writing and installation. Taught in association with Atlanta History Center.

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    • HIST-6481 Independent Study
      Description

      Individual study with the instructor taken by majors with permission of chair and instructor on a topic not regularly offered by the dept. May involve a research paper, field research or reading and discussion.

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    • HIST-6486 Public History Internship
      Description

      Experience in applying history in a museum, historical society, archive, historic preservation agency, or other public history setting. Students must maintain a journal develop a portfolio of their work.

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    • HIST-6684 Historiography
      Description

      Historiography, or the historian's craft, is an introduction to the history of historical thought from its emergence in the classical world to the present. The course will cover many of the major historigraphical schools and ideas that have developed over time. Student will study the tools and methods of various historians, how they formulate hypotheses from gathering of information, and how different historians write about the same era or subjects. Required of all M.A. history graduates.

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    • HIST-6685 Special Problems
      Description

      Assignments by major professors which could involve special lectures, research and readings. Approval of major professor and department chair needed before enrolling.

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    • HIST-6686 Topics in European History
      Description

      A seminar class with specific titles announced at time of offering. Transcript entries carry different nomenclatures to correspond to material taught. Seminars will vary according to topic and the specialty of the professor offering the course.

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    • HIST-6687 Topics in United States History
      Description

      A seminar class with specific titles announced at time of its offering. Transcript entries carry different nomenclatures to correspond to material taught. Seminars will vary according to topic and the specialty of the professor offering the course.

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    • HIST-6688 Topics in Latin American History
      Description

      A seminar course with specific titles announced each term. Transcript entries carry different nomenclatures to correspond to the materials taught.

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    • HIST-6689 Topics in Georgia History
      Description

      A seminar class with specific titles announced at time of offering. Transcript entries carry different nomenclatures to correspond to material taught. Seminar will vary according to topic and the specialty of the professor offering the course.

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    • HIST-6694 Historical Methods & Writing
      Description

      This course builds on the process begun in HIST 6684 (Historiography) in training students to think, research, and write as professional historians. Students will learn to carry out advanced, original research using primary sources; incorporate historiography into their own work; and write effectively for an academic audience. Required of all M.A. history graduates.

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    • HIST-6699 Thesis