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HISTORY (HY)
 
HY 101 History of Western Civilization I 3 cr
History of humankind, emphasizing the development of the West to c. 1600 CE. Core Course.
 
HY 102 History of Western Civilization II 3 cr
History of humankind, emphasizing the rise of the West from c. 1600 CE. Core Course.
NOTE: History 101 and 102 are related courses but do not need to be taken in order.
 
HY 103 History of Asian Civilization I 3 cr
A survey of traditional cultures, values, ideas, and institutions of East, South, and Southeast Asia to 1800.
 
HY 104 History of Asian Civilization II 3 cr
The responses of East, South, Southeast Asia to the impact of Western challenges; their roles in the modern world, their economic and political structures; the emergence of China and Japan as major world political and economic powers.
NOTE: History 103 and 104 are related courses but do not need to be taken in order.
 
HY 135 United States History to 1877 3 cr
An introductory course in United States history to 1877. Core Course.
 
HY 136 United States History since 1877 3 cr
An introductory course in United States history since 1877. Core Course.
NOTE: HY 135 and 136 are related courses but do not need to be taken in order.
 
HY 210 United States during the 1960's 3 cr
A history of the United States during the 1960's.
 
HY 215 Military History of the U.S. Civil War 3 cr
Examines the military aspects of the U.S. Civil War, paying particular attention to strategy, tactics, technology, leadership, and minority participation.
 
HY 228 Latin America 3 cr
An introductory survey of Latin American history from the time of European conquest to the present.
 
HY 283 Chinese History in Film and Literature 3 cr
This course will introduce students to major topics in Chinese history, covering both ancient periods, such as the Three Kingdoms period, and twentieth-century events such as the war with Japan and the Cultural Revolution. Post-Tiananmen Chinese society will also be stressed. Students will explore these themes through Chinese film and literature, and will thus become familiar with major directors, including Zhang Yimou and Jia Zhangke and writers such as Yu Hua.
 
HY 284 Japanese History in Film and Literature 3 cr
This course will introduce students to major themes in recent Japanese history, including samurai culture and other issues pertaining to social class, Westernization, the postwar family, sixties radicalism, and recent popular culture. Student will explore these themes through Japanese film and literature, and thus become familiar with major directors, including Akira Kurosawa, Yasujiro Ozo, and Juzo Itami, and novelists such as Junichiro Tanizaki and Yukio Mishima.
 
HY 288 History of Mass Media 3 cr
The role of journalism in American society from the Revolution to the present. This course is also listed as CA 288. (Previously HY 388. Students cannot receive credit for HY 388 and HY 288).
     
HY 303 Warfare and Society in the Modern World 3 cr
Examines the mutual interrelationships between warfare and society in western civilization since the 14th century.
 
HY 305 History of Military Thought (W) 3 cr
An intellectual history of the place of armed conflict in society from the Renaissance to the Nuclear Age. Pre-requisite: Grade of "C" or above in EH 102.
 
HY 310 American Environmental History (W) 3 cr
A textually based analysis of the role of the environment in America's history from the pre-Columbian era through the present, this course considers the interactions between human society and its surroundings across North America. In particular, this course explores the ideas, activities, technologies and institutions that have influenced our national interaction with the natural world.
 
HY 321 The Caribbean 3 cr
Explores the history of the island Caribbean from the onset of European rule to the present.
 
HY 323 Central America 3 cr
Explores the history of Central America from Spanish conquest to the present.
 
HY 325 Mexico 3 cr
Surveys the history of Mexico from Spanish conquest to the present.
 
HY 326 Brazil 3 cr
Surveys the history of Brazil from Portuguese conquest to the present.
 
HY 331 History of England to 1603 3 cr
The history of England from the Roman occupation to the Age of the Tudors.
 
HY 332 Great Britain: 1603 to 1815 3 cr
Great Britain from the accession of James I to the defeat of Napoleon.
 
HY 333 Great Britain: Since 1815 3 cr
The British at home and abroad. Constitution and culture, identity and empire, since Waterloo.
 
HY 334 Modern Ireland 3 cr
The history of Ireland from the early 1600's; themes include: domestic history, national identities, relations with England, the independence movement, and "the Troubles."
 
HY 335 History of Modern France 3 cr
France since the Revolution.
 
HY 336 Germany Since 1848 3 cr
Germany from the era of liberalism and nationalism to the present.
 
HY 337 History of Eastern Europe 3 cr
History of Eastern Europe Since 1914.
 
HY 338 History of Russia 3 cr
History of Russia from Kyivan Rus to the Present.
 
HY 343 Witchcraft and Magic in Medieval and Early 3 cr
  Modern Europe  
The history of beliefs and practices concerning witches, magic, and witch-hunting in Medieval and Early Modern Europe.
 
HY 345 The First World War 3 cr
A History of the First World War, its background, and its aftermath.
 
HY 346 The Second World War 3 cr
A History of the Second World War, its background, and its aftermath.
 
HY 347 The Holocaust 3 cr
The history of the systematic mass murder of Europe's Jews and other groups by Nazi Germany during World War II.
 
HY 348 Hitler and Nazi Germany 3 cr
The rise of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party to power in Germany and the history of National Socialist Germany from 1933 to 1945.
 
HY 351 Medieval Civilization, 950-1300 3 cr
The development of European civilization in the High Middle Ages.
 
HY 352 Renaissance Europe, 1300-1520 3 cr
The history of Europe during an age of great crisis and creativity.
 
HY 353 Reformation Europe 3 cr
The role of religious change in the 16th and 17th centuries.
 
HY 354 Ancient Régime Europe 3 cr
Social, economic, political, and cultural life of Old Régime Europe.
 
HY 355 Europe in the Era of the French Revolution and 3 cr
  Napoleon  
Political, cultural, and social revolution of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, emphasizing the French Revolution.
 
HY 356 Europe 1815-1918 3 cr
History of European civilization from 1815-1918.
 
HY 357 Europe Since 1945 3 cr
The history of Europe from the end of the Second World War to the present.
 
HY 362 History of Africa Since 1500 3 cr
A survey of the last five centuries of Africa's history moving from before European contact to the slave trade, colonial experience, and independence movements. Africa's cultural patterns and its peoples' distinctive historical experience will be the focus of the course.
 
HY 364 Islamic Civilization to 1453 3 cr
This course will cover the political, social, and cultural history of Islamic Civilization from its beginnings in the Arabian Peninsula in the sixth century to the Ottoman conquest of Constantinople in 1453. Pre-requisite: Junior or Senior status.
 
HY 365 Islamic Civilization from 1453 3 cr
This course will cover the political, social, and cultural history of Islamic Civilization from the Ottoman conquest of Constantinople in 1453 to the present day. Pre-requisite: Junior or Senior status.
 
HY 366 Traditional China 3 cr
Historical development of China from prehistoric times to the arrival of Western influences in the 1800s.
 
HY 367 Modern China (W) 3 cr
A study of Modern China from the arrival of Western influence in the 1800s to the present. Pre-requisite: Grade of "C" or above in EH 102.
 
HY 368 Japan 3 cr
Japanese history from antiquity to the present and the emergence of Japan as a major world political and economic power.
 
HY 371 The Social History of Early America 3 cr
Patterns of frontier, agrarian, and urban society to 1865.
 
HY 373 Religion in American History (W) 3 cr
Examines the role of religion in United States history from the colonial era to the present. Pre-requisite: Grade of "C" or above in EH 102.
 
HY 374 History of American Culture (W) 3 cr
Surveys American values, ideas, beliefs, and social institutions from c. 1770 to the mid-twentieth century. Pre-requisite: Grade of "C" or above in EH 102.
 
HY 376 History of Alabama 3 cr
A survey of the state's history since the days of the Native Americans, examining state and local issues against the broader backdrop of American history.
 
HY 377 African American Experiences 3 cr
Examines the role of African Americans in United States History with an emphasis on social, political, economic, intellectual and cultural developments.
 
HY 390 Special Topics 3 cr
Special topics and their development, illustrating historical methodology. May be repeated twice for credit when content varies.
 
HY 401 Colloquium in History 3 cr
A course which discusses various issues in history. Limited to twenty-two students. May be repeated when content varies. Pre-requisite: Junior or senior standing.
 
HY 405 History of Warfare and Society in the 20th Century 3 cr
A seminar which studies major themes in the interaction of warfare and society in the 20th century.
 
HY 415 Studies in Military History 3 cr
This course will deal with different topics in military history. May be repeated for credit when content varies. Pre-requisite: Junior or senior standing.
 
HY 429 Studies in Latin American History (W) 3 cr
A seminar devoted to the exploration of a specific topic in Latin American history. May be repeated when content varies.
 
HY 431 Studies in U.S. History 3 cr
This course will deal with different topics in U.S. History. May be repeated for credit when content varies. Pre-requisite: Junior or senior standing.
 
HY 432 Colonial America 3 cr
Colonial period to the Revolution.
 
HY 433 The American Revolution 3 cr
This course emphasizes changes occurring in American society ca. 1750-1800.
 
HY 434 The Early Republic (W) 3 cr
The early Republic from 1789-1840.
 
HY 435 Civil War and Reconstruction 3 cr
The United States from 1840-1877.
 
HY 436 Modern U.S. I, 1877-1945 (W) 3 cr
History of urban industrialization, war, peace, prosperity, and depression.
 
HY 437 Modern U.S. II, Since 1945 (W) 3 cr
History of the U.S. in global perspective.
 
HY 441 Research Seminar - U.S. History 3 cr
Research in topics in U.S. History. Limited to 15 students. Pre-requisite: History major, Junior or Senior standing, permission from the Chair.
 
HY 442 Research Seminar - European History 3 cr
Research in topics in European History. Limited to 15 students. Pre-requisite: History major, Junior or Senior standing, permission from the Chair.
 
HY 443 Research Seminar - World History 3 cr
Research in topics in Asian, African, or Latin American History, or in the History of Islamic Civilization. Limited to 15 students. Pre-requisite: History major, Junior or Senior standing, permission from the Chair.
 
HY 450 States, Nations, and Nationalism (W) 3 cr
This course examines the rise of nationalism in modern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia.
 
HY 454 The History of the British Empire 3 cr
This course examines the rise, fall and legacy of the British Empire. Pre-requisites: Junior and Senior standing.
     
HY 455 The History of Travel and Tourism 3 cr
This course examines the history of British and American travel and tourism from the eighteenth century to the present. Pre-requisites: Junior or Senior standing.
     
HY 457 Studies in European History 3 cr
This course will deal with different topics in European history. May be repeated for credit when the content varies. Pre-requisite: Junior or senior standing.
 
HY 461 Studies in Asian History 3 cr
This course will deal with different topics in Asian history. May be repeated when the subject matter varies.
 
HY 465 Studies in the History of Islamic Civilization 3 cr
This course will cover specific topics in the history of Islamic Civilization. May be repeated for credit when content varies. Pre-requisite: Junior or Senior status.
 
HY 471 Atlantic World (W) 3 cr
This course examines the interactions among Europeans, Native Americans and Africans in the Americas.
 
HY 475 The History of Mobile 3 cr
The History of Mobile from its foundings to its Tercentenary.
 
HY 477 The Old South 3 cr
History of the South to the Civil War.
 
HY 478 The New South 3 cr
History of the South from Reconstruction to the 1920's.
 
HY 479 The Modern South 3 cr
Social, economic, political, intellectual, and cultural history of the U.S. South from 1920-1990.
 
HY 482 Southern Autobiography 3 cr
Southern identity as revealed in 20th century autobiography and fiction.
 
HY 485 History of American Feminist Movements,
1620-Present
3 cr
This course examines the history of American feminist movements from the colonial period through the present.
 
HY 488 The American West 3 cr
This course examines Manifest Destiny, imperialism, the "frontier," and the place of Native Americans in the History of the American West.
 
HY 494 Directed Studies 1-3 cr
Directed individual study. Pre-requisite: Approval of instructor.
 
HY 496 Public History 3 cr
This course will introduce advanced undergraduate and graduate students to Public History both as an academic field and as a possible career.
 
HY 498 Internship in History 3 cr
Directed individual field research at the undergraduate level. Occupational and professional experiences under faculty direction in a defined field of interest, primarily for but not limited to archival, museum, library or other public history projects. Written reports required. Special permission of instructor required. Maximum hours: 6.
     
HY 499* Senior Honors Paper 1-6 cr
The research and writing of a major historical paper. Pre-requisite: permission of the chair.
 
HY 501 Colloquium in History 3 cr
A course which discusses various issues in history. May be repeated when content varies. Students cannot receive credit for both this course and HY 401.
 
HY 505 History of Warfare and Society
in the 20th Century
3 cr
A seminar which studies major themes in the interaction of warfare and society in the 20th century. Students cannot receive credit for both this course and HY 405.
 
HY 515 Studies in Military History 3 cr
This course will deal with different topics in military history. May be repeated for credit when content varies. Students cannot receive credit for both this course and HY 415.
 
HY 529 Studies in Latin American History 3 cr
A seminar devoted to the exploration of a specific topic in Latin American History. May be repeated for credit when content varies. Students cannot receive credit for both this course and HY 429.
 
HY 530 American Historiography 3 cr
Examination of major American historians; study of techniques, styles, ideas, interpretations, and critical evaluations.
 
HY 531 Studies in U.S. History 3 cr
A seminar devoted to different topics in U.S. History. May be repeated for credit when content varies. Students cannot receive credit for both this course and HY 431.
 
HY 532 Colonial America 3 cr
Colonial period to the Revolution. Students cannot receive credit for both this course and HY 432.
 
HY 533 The American Revolution 3 cr
This course emphasizes changes occurring in American society ca. 1750-1800. Students cannot receive credit for both this course and HY 433.
 
HY 534 The Early Republic 3 cr
The Early Republic from 1789-1849. Students cannot receive credit for both this course and HY 434.
 
HY 535 Civil War and Reconstruction 3 cr
The United States from 1840-1877. Students cannot receive credit for both this course and HY 435.
 
HY 536 Modern U.S. I, 1877-1945 3 cr
History of urban industrialization, war, peace, prosperity, and depression. Students cannot receive credit for both this course and HY 436.
 
HY 537 Modern U.S. II, Since 1945 3 cr
History of U.S. in global perspective. Students cannot receive credit for both this course and HY 437.
 
HY 538 20th-Century US History 3 cr
This course emphasizes interpretations of twentieth-century history.
 
HY 540 Modern European Historiography 3 cr
A study of the development of European historical literature and its theoretical and methodological bases.
 
HY 541 Major European Thinkers 3 cr
Seminar devoted to the writings of leading European thinkers of the past five hundred years, including such figures as Luther, Rousseau, Darwin, Marx, Freud and de Beauvoir.
 
HY 542 World Historiography 3 cr
Study of the development of World historical literature and its theoretical and methodological bases.
 
HY 546 Research in Soviet Social History 3 cr
A study of the relationship between political and social development in Soviet Russia from 1917-1941.
 
HY 550 States, Nations, and Nationalism 3 cr
This course examines the rise of nationalism in Modern Europe. Students cannot receive credit for both this course and HY 450.
 
HY 551 Medieval Europe 3 cr
Seminar that explores the history of Western Europe between 950 and 1500, with emphasis on changes in government, economy, society, religion, thought, war and diplomacy.
 
HY 552 Renaissance Europe 3 cr
Seminar that explores intellectual and cultural developments in Western Europe between 1350 and 1600.
 
HY 553 Religious Reform in Europe 3 cr
Seminar that considers religious reform movements within the Catholic Church before the beginning of Protestantism, the development of major Protestant tendencies, and the continuing development of reform within the Catholic Church after the Protestant break.
 
HY 554 The History of the British Empire 3 cr
This course examines the rise, fall and legacy of the British Empire. Students cannot receive credit for this course and HY 454.
     
HY 555 The History of Travel and Tourism 3 cr
This course examines the history of British and American travel and tourism from the eighteenth century to the present. Students cannot receive credit for this course and HY 555.
     
HY 557 Studies in European History 3 cr
This course will deal with different topics in European History. May be repeated for credit when content varies. Students cannot receive credit for both this course and HY 457.
 
HY 559 Modern European History 3 cr
Examination of major interpretive and methodological problems in European history from 1740 to the present. May be repeated under a different instructor.
 
HY 561 Studies in Asian History 3 cr
This course will deal with different topics in Asian History. May be repeated when the subject matter varies. Student cannot receive credit for both this course and HY 461.
 
HY 564 Classical and Medieval Islamic History 3 cr
Seminar that explores the history of Islamic Civilization during the classical and medieval periods from the sixth to the thirteenth centuries.
 
HY 565 Studies in Islamic Civilization 3 cr
This course will cover specific topics in the history of Islamic Civilization. May be repeated for credit when content varies. Students cannot receive credit for both this course and HY 465.
 
HY 570 American Biography 3 cr
A study of American biography, autobiography, and methodology.
 
HY 571 Atlantic World 3 cr
This course examines the interactions among Europeans, Native Americans and Africans in the Americas. Students cannot receive credit for both this course and HY 471.
 
HY 573 The American West in the Nineteenth Century 3 cr
Seminar that explores the history of the American West in the nineteenth century, focusing on Manifest Destiny, imperialism, Mormonism, the environment, and the place of Native Americans in U.S. society.
 
HY 575 History of Mobile 3 cr
History of Mobile from its founding to its Tercentenary. Students cannot receive credit for both this course and HY 475.
 
HY 577 The Old South 3 cr
History of the South of the Civil War. Students cannot receive credit for both this course and HY 477.
 
HY 578 The New South 3 cr
History of the South from Reconstruction to the 1920s. Students cannot receive credit for both this course and HY 478.
 
HY 579 The Modern South 3 cr
Social, economic, political, intellectual, and cultural history of the U.S. South from 1920 -1990. Students cannot receive credit for both this course and HY 479.
 
HY 580 Research in Southern History 3 cr
History of the southern United States, from the colonial era to the present. Students will write a research paper involving interpretation of primary documents.
 
HY 581 Research in American History 3 cr
This is a variable content seminar course. Students will write a research paper involving interpretation of primary sources.
 
HY 582 Southern Autobiography 3 cr
Southern identity as revealed in 20th century autobiography and fiction. Students cannot receive credit for both this course and HY 482.
 
HY 585 History of American Feminist Movements,
1620-Present
3 cr
This course examines the history of American feminist movements from the colonial period through the present. Students cannot receive credit for both this course and HY 485.
 
HY 586 Research in European History 3 cr
This is a variable content seminar course. Students will write a research paper involving interpretation of primary sources.
 
HY 590 Special Topics 3 cr
A colloquium of selected subjects and readings to be arranged by the department. Limited to fifteen students. May be repeated once for credit when content varies.
 
HY 592 The Teaching of History 3 cr
This course is an introduction to the problems and principles of the teaching of history in secondary and higher education settings. It will combine instructor lecture, class presentations, and class discussions of assigned readings.
 
HY 593 Research, Comprehensive Exam
and Thesis Preparation
1 cr
This course seeks to provide M.A. students with a practical introduction to the research techniques and bibliographic knowledge that will facilitate the timely completion of a master's level program. Required for all incoming History M.A. students.
 
HY 594 Directed Studies 1-3 cr
Directed individual study. May only be used in unusual cases to build on regular graduate course work. A maximum of six credit hours of HY 594 may count toward degree requirements. Pre-requisites: Special permission of instructor required.
 
HY 595 Archival Practice 3 cr
Introduces graduate students to archival theory and practice.
 
HY 596 Public History 3 cr
this course will introduce graduate students to Public History both as an academic field and as a possible career. Students cannot receive credit for both this course and HY 496.
 
HY 597 Professional Studies: Directed Field Research 3 cr
Directed individual field research. Occupational and professional experiences under faculty direction in a defined field of interest, including but not limited to archival, museum, library, or other public history projects. Written reports required. Special permission of instructor required.
 
HY 598 Comprehensive Exam and Thesis
Preparation Seminar
0 cr
This zero credit hour course will provide continuous enrollment while engaged in comprehensive exam preparation, or for thesis preparation beyond thesis hours. Special permission of History Graduate Coordinator is required.
 
HY 599 Thesis 1-3 cr
Six hours required of student in the thesis track. May not be taken for credit toward a degree by students in the non-thesis track. Pre-requisite: Completion of a research seminar and nine hours of graduate level-history, including one 500-level course, in the field relevant to the thesis. Special permission of department chair.
 
 

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