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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 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

Cross-listed: ANTH 5403, MUSM 5403

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.

Note: May not be taken for credit after completion of HIST 4403, ANTH 4403, or MUSM 4403.

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 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 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 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.