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HIST 5013
American Military History

Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor or Department Head.

A study of the American military from its colonial origins to the present, including the development of the military establishment and its relationship with American society. Course requires the production of substantial written work based upon disciplined inquiry and the exploration and analysis of primary and secondary sources.

Note: May not be taken for credit after completion of HIST 4013 or equivalent.


HIST 5023
Vietnam War

Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor or Department Head.

A study of the American involvement in Vietnam from 1945 to 1975. Emphasis will rest on the actual period of war in Vietnam.

Note: May not be taken for credit after completion of HIST 4023 or equivalent.


HIST 5033
The Frontier in American History

Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor or Department Head.

Study of the American frontier as a place, as a process, and as a state of mind influential in shaping institutions and attitudes during the expansion of this nation westward from Atlantic to Pacific. Course requires the production of substantial written work based upon disciplined inquiry and the exploration and analysis of primary and secondary sources.

Note: May not be taken for credit after completion of HIST 4033 or equivalent.


HIST 5053
United States Economic History

Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor or Department Head.

A study of the major economic forces which have helped influence, and been influenced by, United States history. Particular emphasis will be given to the development of agriculture, business, industry, and labor in their American setting. Course requires the production of substantial written work based upon disciplined inquiry and the exploration and analysis of primary and secondary sources.

Note: May not be taken for credit after completion of HIST 4053 or equivalent.


HIST 5073
United States Diplomatic History, 1776-1912

Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor or Department Head.

This course is a study of America's diplomatic relationships with other nations and peoples from 1776 to 1912. Particular emphasis will be the changes in international affairs brought about by the evolving economic and political conditions. This course follows the United States' early struggles in diplomacy through its expansion and eventual emergence as a world power. Course requires the production of substantial written work based upon disciplined inquiry and the exploration and analysis of primary and secondary sources.

Note: May not be taken for credit after completion of HIST 4073 or equivalent.


HIST 5083
United States Diplomatic History, 1912 to the Present

Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor or Department Head.

This course is a study of America's diplomatic relationships with other nations and peoples from 1912 to the present. Of particular emphasis will be the changes in international affairs brought about by the evolving economic and political conditions. This course follows the United States from its emergence as a world power through two world wars, a cold war, and a war on terrorism. Course requires the production of substantial written work based upon disciplined inquiry and the exploration and analysis of primary and secondary sources.

Note: May not be taken for credit after completion of HIST 4083 or equivalent.


HIST 5123
African American History

Prerequisites: HIST 2003 or HIST 2013.

This course examines the unique role and contribution of African Americans in the overall development of American history from the colonial era to the present. Topics include African societies; black colonial life; the institution of slavery, and African American responses to slavery; the free black community; African American cultural, political, and economic development; issues of assimilation, separatism, and African American responses to institutional racism; the Civil Rights Movement, and recent developments.

Note: May not be repeated for credit as HIST 4123.


HIST 5133
Latinos in the United States

Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor or Department Head.

This course is an analysis of the historical and cultural heritage of Latinos who have lived or are currently living in the United States. Course requires the production of substantial written work based upon disciplined inquiry and the exploration and analysis of primary and secondary sources.

Note: May not be taken for credit after completion of HIST 4133 or equivalent.


HIST 5143
Native American History

Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor or Department Head.

A survey of Native American history from the Archaic period to the present. This course will present an interpretation of the historical experience of the diverse nations native to North America utilizing an ethno-historical approach. Some emphasis will be placed on the formation and operation of United States government policy regarding Native Americans in both the 19th and 20th centuries.

Note: May not be taken for credit after completion of HIST 4143 or equivalent.


HIST 5153
History of Arkansas

Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor or Department Head.

A study of the history of the state from Indian times to the present, noting political, social, economic, and cultural trends.

Note: May not be taken for credit after completion of HIST 3153 or HIST 4153 or equivalent.


HIST 5183
American Legal History

This course concerns the history and development of law, legal institutions, and legal culture in the United States from its colonial origins to the present day, with emphasis on the interaction of law with the overall development of American society. Course requires the production of substantial written work based upon disciplined inquiry and the exploration and analysis of primary and secondary sources.

Note: May not be taken for credit after completion of HIST 4183 or equivalent.


HIST 5203
Women in American History

Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor or Department Head.

A treatment of women in Western and American social history in their lifestyles and economic and family roles.

Note: May not be taken for credit after completion of HIST 3203 or HIST 4203 or equivalent.


HIST 5403
Interpretation/Education through Museum Methods

Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor or Department Head.

Museum perspectives and approaches to care and interpretation of cultural resources, including, interpretive techniques of exhibit and education outreach materials, and integrating museum interpretation/ education into public school and general public programming. Class projects focus on special problems for managing interpretive materials in a museum setting. Graduate level projects or papers involve carrying out research relevant to the Museum's mission and relating to current Museum goals.


HIST 5483
World Economic History

Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor or Department Head.

This course traces the development of the modern global economy from the late middle ages to the present. Special attention is given to the mergence of capitalism in Europe and its migration to other parts of the world. Course requires the production of substantial written work based upon disciplined inquiry and the exploration and analysis of primary and secondary sources.

Note: May not be repeated for credit as HIST 4483 or equivalent.


HIST 5503
History of Christianity

A study of Christianity, from its beginnings to the present day, focusing especially on ancient Mediterranean, medieval European, and modern American Christian traditions. Emphasis will be on the interaction between individual beliefs, group identity, and institutional forces, how each have been shaped by broader social, political and cultural contexts, and finally how these interactions have resulted in profound changes for the Christian religion. Course requires the production of substantial written work based upon disciplined inquiry and the exploration and analysis of primary and secondary sources.

Note: May not be taken for credit after completion of HIST 4503 or equivalent.


HIST 5513
History of Science

Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor or Department Head

A study of the origins, nature, and development of Western science, and its social, economic, and cultural context.

Note: May not be taken for credit after completion of HIST 4513 or equivalent.


HIST 5983
Social Science Seminar

Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor or Department Head.

A directed seminar in an area of social sciences. The specific focus will depend upon research under way, community of student need, and the unique educational opportunity available. Course requires the production of substantial written work based upon disciplined inquiry and the exploration and analysis of primary and secondary sources.

Note: Students are limited to a maximum of three (3) hours credit at the graduate level. Subtitle will appear on students' transcripts.


HIST 6003
Historical Methods

Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor or Department Head.

General methods of, and approaches to, historical research and writing, including theories, current approaches, problems, and debates. Students will become familiar with basic tools of historical research and professional discipline. Course requires the individual production of a substantial research paper based upon disciplined inquiry and the exploration and analysis of primary and secondary sources.


HIST 6013
Research Seminar in United States History

Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor or Department Head.

An investigation of selected topics in American history. Course requires the individual production of a substantial research paper based upon disciplined inquiry and the exploration and analysis of primary and secondary sources. Content varies by semester.

Note: Course may be repeated for a maximum of six (6) hours of credit. Alternate subtitles will appear on students' transcripts.


HIST 6033
Readings in United States History

Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor or Department Head.

A readings course in selected topics in American history. Course acquaints students with primary and/or secondary interpretations of the historical period addressed during the semester. Course requires the completion of extensive and wide-ranging reading assignments and the production of substantial written work on the course topic. Content varies by semester.

Note: Course may be repeated for a maximum of six (6) hours of credit. Alternate subtitles will appear on students' transcripts.


HIST 6053
Historiography

Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor or Department Head.

Seminar in the analysis of works of important historians from ancient time to the present, with consideration of schools, theories, philosophies, and functions of history. Course requires the completion of extensive and wide-ranging reading assignments and the production of substantial written work.


HIST 6333
Research Seminar in Arkansas History

Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor or Department Head.

Seminar involves researching and writing a paper on a topic related to the history of Arkansas. Course requires the individual production of a substantial research paper based upon disciplined inquiry and the exploration and analysis of primary and secondary sources. Content varies by semester.

Note: The course may not be repeated for credit.


HIST 6343
Readings in Arkansas History

Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor or Department Head.

The purpose of this course is to acquaint graduate students with the important people, events, and issues of Arkansas through a program of intensive reading and writing. Course requires the completion of extensive wide- ranging reading assignments and the production of substantial written work on the course topic. Content varies by semester.

Note: The course may not be repeated for credit.


HIST 6403
Applied Public History

Prerequisite: HIST/ANTH/RP/MUSM 5403 or permission of the department head.

Directed utilization of archives and museums, historical editing and publishing, documentary editing, family and community history, material culture, and historic site interpretation, preservation, and management. Areas of emphasis varies by semester.

Note: The course may be repeated for a maximum of six (6) hours of credit. Alternate subtitles will appear on students' transcripts.


HIST 6413
Research Seminar in Modern European History

Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor or Department Head.

An investigation of selected topics in modern European history. Course requires the individual production of a substantial research paper based upon disciplined inquiry and the exploration and analysis of primary and secondary sources. Content varies by semester.

Note: The course may be repeated for a maximum of six (6) hours of credit. Alternate subtitles will appear on students' transcripts.


HIST 6433
Readings in Modern European History

Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor or Department Head.

A readings course in selected topics in modern European history. Course requires the completion of extensive and wide-ranging reading assignments and the production of substantial written work on the course topic. Content varies by semester.

Note: The course may be repeated for a maximum of six (6) hours of credit. Alternate subtitles will appear on students' transcripts.


HIST 6533
Research Seminar in World History

Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor or Department Head.

An investigation of selected topics in world history. Course requires the individual production of a substantial research paper based upon disciplined inquiry and the exploration and analysis of primary and secondary sources. Content varies by semester.

Note: The course may be repeated for a maximum of six (6) hours of credit. Alternate subtitles will appear on students' transcripts.


HIST 6543
Readings in World History

Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor or Department Head.

A readings course in selected topics in world history. Course acquaints students with primary and/or secondary interpretations of the historical period addressed during the semester. Course requires the completion of extensive and wide-ranging reading assignments and the production of substantial written work on the course topic. Content varies by semester.

Note: The course may be repeated for a maximum of six (6) hours of credit. Alternate subtitles will appear on students' transcripts.


HIST 6811
Seminar on the Teaching of History

Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor or Department Head

An introduction to the various issues involved in teaching history at the post-secondary level.

Note: Graded S/U.


HIST 6881, 6882, 6883
Workshop

Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor or Department Head.

Course which allows flexibility of topic, structure, and credit hours to enable faculty to design content according to program needs. Open to graduate students who wish to pursue in-depth advanced projects. Course requires the completion of extensive and wide-ranging reading assignments and the production of substantial written work on the course topic. The workshop will require the equivalency of fifteen clock hours per credit hour.

Note: Students are limited to a maximum of three (3) hours of workshop credit.


HIST 6891, 6892, 6893, 6894
Independent Study

Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor or Department Head.

Open to graduate students who wish to pursue individual study or investigation of some facet of knowledge which complements the purpose of the graduate History program. Course requires the completion of extensive and wide-ranging reading assignments and the production of substantial written work on the course topic.

Note: The selected topic may not constitute any duplication of study leading to the accomplishment of a thesis. Students are limited to a maximum of six (6) hours of independent study credit.


HIST 6991, 6992, 6993, 6994, 6995, 6996
Thesis Research

Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor or Department Head.

Directed research on a thesis topic selected by the student in consultation with a supervising professor.


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