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Hello! I want to tell you how pleased we are to welcome you to Youngstown State University and to the History Program. With a faculty of nine, we offer courses across a broad range of subjects and have something to interest everyone.

I hope that you will drop by and visit us on the fifth floor of DeBartolo Hall, Room 519. Please feel welcome to stop in for advice, general information, or just to chat. You may also want to watch for notices from our Student Clubs -- History Club, Phi Alpha Theta, and the Club for Jewish Culture -- about scheduled events throughout the semester.

I encourage you to drop by the Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor located at 151 Wood Street on the southern edge of campus. The museum is managed by the History Program, and you and your guests are very welcome to visit us there. (Your student ID grants you free admission at any time.)

Dr. Brian Bonhomme

History Program Coordinator


The Program of History at Youngstown State University is dedicated to the discovery and dissemination of knowledge about the past, to edify our present, and better plan for the future. The program promotes and integrates scholarship, teaching, and service to educate its undergraduate and graduate students. It promotes civic engagement with the wider community. Through the teaching of history in and out of the classroom the program fosters understanding and appreciation of diversity and provides a global perspective. Our aim is to examine and disseminate knowledge of the past and of the nature of its study and reconstruction through a variety of educational experiences and historical methodologies and to train future scholars of history.

The student majoring in history must complete, in addition to the general University requirements, the group requirements outlined on the curriculum sheet. It is recommended that the student select courses with assistance from an advisor, since certain courses are preferable to others according to whether one contemplates graduate study, secondary school teaching, or any of the many other careers for which History provides excellent preparation.

The Bachelor of Arts in History can be completed in eight semesters if students average 16 hours per semester.

For more information, visit the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, which houses the History Program, in DeBartolo Hall, room 519 or contact us at (330) 941-3452.


Daniel Ayana, Ph.D., Professor

Brian Bonhomme, Ph.D., Professor

Eleanor A. Congdon, Ph.D., Associate Professor

Amy Fluker, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

Jacob Labendz, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

Thomas E. Leary, Ph.D., Associate Professor

Martha Pallante, Ph.D., Professor

David A. Simonelli, Ph.D., Professor

Fred W. Viehe, Ph.D., Professor


Kyle Starkey, M.A., Lecturer

HIST 1500    Discovering World History    3 s.h.

Introduction to the methods, problems, and content of world history from Antiquity to the present. Emphasizes the relevance of past events and developments to the modern world. Does not count toward the major or minor in history, nor toward integrated social science degrees.
Gen Ed: International Perspectives, Social Science, Social and Personal Awareness.

HIST 1501    American Dreams: Introduction to United States History    3 s.h.

Survey of American history focusing on five strategic events in the American past. Emphasis is on cultural conflict and compromise, institutional developments and revolutions, and the emergence of democracy as concept and practice. This course is intended for those students for whom history is not a requirement.
Gen Ed: Social Science.

HIST 1511    World Civilization to 1500    3 s.h.

Origins and growth of the major civilizations of the world from earliest times to about 1500.
Prereq.: Placement into ENGL 1550 or completion of ENGL 1539 or ENGL 1540.
Gen Ed: Social Science.

HIST 1512    World Civilization from 1500    3 s.h.

Development of the major civilizations of the world from 1500 to the present.
Prereq.: Placement into ENGL 1550 or completion of ENGL 1539 or ENGL 1540.
Gen Ed: International Perspectives, Social Science, Social and Personal Awareness.

HIST 2601    American Military History    3 s.h.

A survey of American military history from the origin of the United States Army to the present, with emphasis on how military policies and strategies have been influenced by the domestic and foreign affairs of the United States.

HIST 2605    Turning Points in United States History 1    3 s.h.

Key episodes in the social, economic, political and cultural developments of the United States to 1877, exploring how diverse peoples shaped the growing nation.
Prereq.: Readiness for ENGL 1550.
Cross-listed: AMER 2605.
Gen Ed: Social Science.

HIST 2606    Turning Points in United States History 2    3 s.h.

Key episodes in the social, economic, political and cultural developments of the United States since 1877, exploring how diverse peoples shaped the growing nation.
Prereq.: Readiness for ENGL 1550.
Cross-listed: AMER 2606.
Gen Ed: Domestic Diversity, Social Science, Social and Personal Awareness.

HIST 3700    The Atlantic World    3 s.h.

Development of the Atlantic rim from 1450 to 1700 with emphasis on the processes of exploration, cultural contact, and colonization. Cross-cultural focus on West Africa, the Caribbean and eastern North America.
Prereq.: HIST 1511 or HIST 2605.

HIST 3702    Early America    3 s.h.

From the first English interactions with the Native Americans and Africans, to the rebellion for Independence, to the struggles over the creation of the Constitution.
Prereq.: HIST 2605.

HIST 3703    Nineteenth Century America    3 s.h.

United States history from the War of 1812 through the Spanish-American War. Emphasis on constitutional developments, the issue of slavery, the Civil War and Industrialization.
Prereq.: HIST 1501 or HIST 2605 or HIST 2606.

HIST 3704    Age of Jefferson and Jackson    3 s.h.

Early 19th century America, with emphasis on politics and culture before 1845.
Prereq.: HIST 2605.

HIST 3706    Age of Lincoln and Grant    3 s.h.

The period from 1845 to 1877, including the development of the North-South conflict, the war years, and the Reconstruction.
Prereq.: HIST 2605.

HIST 3710    Incorporation of America, 1877-1919    3 s.h.

The history of the United States from Reconstruction to the Treaty of Versailles, focusing on the transformation from a rural, agricultural nation to and urban, industrial nation. The nation's political, social, economic and cultural development, along with foreign policy.
Prereq.: HIST 2606.

HIST 3712    United States in Crisis: 1900-1945    3 s.h.

Covers events in the United States from 1900 through the end of World War II. Social, political and cultural history of the Progressive era, World Wars I and II, the Roaring Twenties, the Great Depression and the New Deal.
Prereq.: HIST 1501 or HIST 2606.

HIST 3713    Cold War America: 1945-1990    3 s.h.

An exploration of U.S. efforts to grapple with the Soviet Union, civil rights and equality, the role of government, changing sexual and social mores, the welfare state, and deindustrialization.
Prereq.: HIST 2606.

HIST 3715    Introduction to Historic Preservation    3 s.h.

Introduction to the field of historic preservation. Provides historical context for the discipline as well as a basic grounding in the concepts and opportunities of the field.
Prereq.: HIST 2605 and HIST 2606.

HIST 3717    Constitutional History of the United States    3 s.h.

The development of the American constitutional system from colonial times to the present.
Prereq.: HIST 2605 or HIST 2606.

HIST 3723    History of American Sports    3 s.h.

An examination of sports within America from earliest times to the present. Special emphasis on the manner in which sports and society have influenced each other, such as racial and class relationships, social mobility, politics, religion, and foreign policy.
Prereq.: HIST 2605 or HIST 2606.

HIST 3724    Colonial Latin America    3 s.h.

Latin America from pre-Hispanic times to the independence, wars including both Spanish America and Brazil. Examines colonial institutions and the experiences of indigenous people, people of African descent, and women.
Prereq.: HIST 1512 or HIST 2605.

HIST 3725    Modern Latin America    3 s.h.

History of Latin America from the independence wars to the present. Examines political and economic developments as well as the social history of indigenous people, people of African descent, and women. U.S. influence in the region is also studied.
Prereq.: HIST 1512 or HIST 2606.

HIST 3726    History of Women in the United States    3 s.h.

Analysis of the various roles and contributions of women in American history.
Prereq.: HIST 2605 or HIST 2606.

HIST 3727    Mexico and the Caribbean    3 s.h.

Includes Mexico, Colombia, Venezuela, and the Central American republics. Special consideration is given to 20th century Mexico.
Prereq.: HIST 2605 or HIST 1512, or consent of instructor.

HIST 3730    The Black Experience in American History    3 s.h.

A historical study of Black people's roles in and contribution to the political, social, and economic development of American society.
Prereq.: HIST 2605 or HIST 2606, or AFST 2600.

HIST 3731    History of African American Mayors    3 s.h.

Study of African American mayors, beginning with the 1967 elections of Carl Stokes and Richard Hatcher to the present. Focus is on why African Americans were elected mayors, and what benefits they contributed to the African American community as well as to their respective cities.
Prereq.: HIST 2606 or AFST 2600.

HIST 3734    History of Organized Crime in the United States    3 s.h.

The history or organized crime emphasizes the organization of the criminal underworld, the ethnic, racial, and religious composition of criminal groups, and the impact of organized crime on prostitution, gambling, Prohibition, and drugs.
Prereq.: HIST 2605 or HIST 2606.

HIST 3736    History of American Cities    3 s.h.

City politics, social change, ethnic and racial issues, industrialization, and city planning during the 19th and 20th centuries. Other issues include the provision of city services, the rivalry between cities, and the development of the federal-urban relationship.
Prereq.: HIST 2605 or HIST 2606.

HIST 3740    The Vietnam War    3 s.h.

American involvement in Southeast Asia from the days of French rule to the fall of the Saigon government and beyond. Includes the war debate at home, and other consequences of the war.
Prereq.: HIST 1512, HIST 2606.

HIST 3741    Diplomatic History of the United States 1    3 s.h.

A study of American foreign relations as determined by interaction between domestic and international pressures (1) to 1900 and (2) since 1900.
Prereq.: HIST 2605.

HIST 3742    Diplomatic History of the United States 2    3 s.h.

A study of American foreign relations as determined by interaction between domestic and international pressures (1) to 1900 and (2) since 1900.
Prereq.: HIST 2606.

HIST 3743    Labor in United States History    3 s.h.

Traces the transformation of American workers and the impact of the labor movement upon the United States. Emphasizes the diversity of the working class and the historical context of the of the political and social implications of the labor movement.
Prereq.: HIST 2606.

HIST 3744    The History of American Business    3 s.h.

An examination of the growth and structural development of American business and its relationship to government from colonial times to the present with emphasis on the 20th century.
Prereq.: HIST 2605 or HIST 2606.

HIST 3745    History of Jewish Labor    3 s.h.

Examines Jewish labor history in Europe, the United States, and Israel. Explores the social history of the worker, gender and national differences, living and working conditions, as well as labor movements and worker political mobilization.
Prereq.: HIST 1512 or HIST 2606.

HIST 3747    History of Appalachia    3 s.h.

From 18th century settlement to present, emphasizing images of the region and its people, and focusing on issues of economic development, folk culture, religion, race, gender and outmigration.
Prereq.: HIST 2605 or HIST 2606.

HIST 3748    History of Ohio    3 s.h.

The important events and movements that have shaped Ohio history in the social, economic, religious and political areas.
Prereq.: HIST 2605 or HIST 2606.

HIST 3749    History of African-United States Relations    3 s.h.

Survey of African-U.S. relations from the transatlantic slave trade to the present with emphasis on the 20th century.
Prereq.: HIST 2606 or HIST 1512, or consent of instructor.

HIST 3750    History of Modern Africa    3 s.h.

The impact of colonialism on the peoples of 20th century Africa, focusing on subSahara: Colonialism, colonial administration, urbanization, nationalism, pan-Africanism, decolonialization and the challenges of modern Africa.
Prereq.: HIST 1512 or consent of instructor.

HIST 3751    History of South Africa    3 s.h.

From the beginnings of the 19th century to the present.
Prereq.: HIST 1512, HIST 2605, HIST 2606.

HIST 3752    Ancient History 1    3 s.h.

From the Neolithic Revolution to the Peloponnesian Wars. Intensive study of civilizations of Mesopotamia and Egypt, as well as Hellenic history.
Prereq.: HIST 1511.

HIST 3753    Ancient History 2    3 s.h.

The Hellenic Period to the fall of Rome. Intensive study of the Age of Alexander and the Roman Republic.
Prereq.: HIST 1511.

HIST 3755    Early Medieval Civilization    3 s.h.

A political, economic, intellectual and cultural history which traces events and developments throughout Europe from the collapse of the Ancient World to the beginning of the High Middle Ages.
Prereq.: HIST 1511.

HIST 3756    High Medieval Civilization    3 s.h.

A political, economic, intellectual and cultural history which traces events and developments throughout Europe during the High Middle Ages (eleventh through fifteenth centuries).
Prereq.: HIST 1511.

HIST 3757    History of Medicine    3 s.h.

Practices and theories of healing, and their relation to social and intellectual context, from ancient times to the present.
Prereq.: HIST 1511 or HIST 1512, or a social science course.

HIST 3758    Renaissance Europe    3 s.h.

A survey of European history from the end of the High Middle Ages to the 16th century. Emphasizes the rise of humanism and of Renaissance culture in Italy, its dissemination beyond the Alps as well as the development of national states and the flowering of the Late Medieval tradition in western and eastern Europe.
Prereq.: HIST 1511.

HIST 3759    The Reformation Era    3 s.h.

The history of Europe from the Lutheran Revolt to the Peace of Westphalia in 1648. Major themes of study are the causes of the Reformation, the impact of Luther, Calvin and the Radical Reformation, the Catholic Reform movement, the Wars of Religion, and the rise of the modern secular states.
Prereq.: HIST 1512.

HIST 3760    The Age of Louis XIV    3 s.h.

The history of Europe from 1600 to the outbreak of the French Revolution in 1789. Emphasis on France under Louis XIV and Louis XV, Old Regime society, and the intellectual creativity of the Eighteenth-Century Enlightenment. Also focuses on the widening confrontation between science and religion, the growth of Europe's overseas empire, and the emergence of the modern nation-state.
Prereq.: HIST 1512.

HIST 3761    The French Revolution and Napoleon (1789-1815)    3 s.h.

The French Revolution is examined in detail, especially from its outbreak to the fall of Robespierre. The last portion deals with the rise of Napoleon, his political role, his military campaigns, the reconstruction of Europe, and his fall at Waterloo.
Prereq.: HIST 1512.

HIST 3762    The Second World War    3 s.h.

An examination of the war's diplomatic and ideological origins; social, economic, and political factors; and strategic, tactical, and technological dimensions of the conflict in all major theaters.
Prereq.: HIST 1512 or HIST 2606.

HIST 3763    Modern France, 1815 to Present    3 s.h.

France from the fall of Napoleon to the present. Major cultural, intellectual, and political themes of the period. Impact of the two World Wars, France's post-war revival, the student riots of 1968, and the changes which have transformed French politics and society in the 1980s.
Prereq.: HIST 1512.

HIST 3764    Modern Europe, 1715 to the Present    3 s.h.

A survey of European history from the Enlightenment to the European Union. Themes include the development and debate surrounding European civilization's emphasis on individuality, technology, capitalism, class, war, and progress.
Prereq.: HIST 1512.

HIST 3765    Europe from the Congress of Vienna to the Franco-Prussian War (1815-1871)    3 s.h.

Such movements as Nationalism, the impact of the Industrial Revolution, Marxism, the growth of Democracy, Liberalism and Conservatism, Romanticism and Realism, Reform and Revolution, from the main themes of the period. The course is divided into two historical periods, from 1815 to the Revolution of 1848, and from 1848 to 1871 with the emphasis on the unification of Italy and of Germany and the New Europe that arose as a consequence.
Prereq.: HIST 1512.

HIST 3766    Europe from the Franco-Prussian War to World War I    3 s.h.

The impact of the Paris Commune; revolutionary movements and their contradictions; imperialism, political anti-Semitism, and the images of war; the Bismarckian international order and its suicide.
Prereq.: HIST 1512.

HIST 3767    Europe from World War I to the Present    3 s.h.

War, revolutions, and the European order; Versailles and its contradictions; the Fascist response to Communism and Depression; the interaction of Democracies, Fascism, and Stalinism in the making of World War II and the Cold War.
Prereq.: HIST 1512.

HIST 3769    Modern Germany    3 s.h.

Unification and modernization; scientific, technological, and cultural splendors; world power and disaster; Nazism, the Holocaust, and German society.
Prereq.: HIST 1512.

HIST 3770    Asia to 1500    3 s.h.

Political, economic, religious, artistic, and philosophical developments in India, China and along the Silk Road, from ancient times to 1500 C.E.
Prereq.: HIST 1511 or ASST 1550.

HIST 3772    History of Modern China    3 s.h.

China from the mid-19th century to date, with emphasis on Western impact, industrialization, intellectual trends, the Revolution of 1911, national reconstruction, student movements, the rise of Communism, and the contemporary scene.
Prereq.: HIST 1512 or ASST 1550 or consent of instructor.

HIST 3774    Global Environmental History: Topics and Methods    3 s.h.

The historical development and diversity of ideas and actions regarding the interaction of human societies and the natural environment. From 1492 to the present, with particular emphasis on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Economic growth and resource depletion. Emergence and development of conservation, environmentalism, ecology. Ideas, events, and institutions. Historiography and methods of environmental history.
Prereq.: HIST 1511, HIST 1512, HIST 2605 or HIST 2606.

HIST 3775    Global Industrial Revolution    3 s.h.

Major themes and events in the origins and global diffusion of industrialization from the 18th to the 21st centuries. The Industrial Revolution and associated changes in technology, society, culture, economy, geo-politics, environment, and public health.
Prereq.: HIST 1512 or HIST 2605 or HIST 2606.

HIST 3776    History of Modern Japan    3 s.h.

Japan's history from the Meiji Restoration to date, including the industrialization, the party movement, intellectual development, the rise and fall of militarism, postwar reconstruction, and current problems.
Prereq.: HIST 2662 or ASST 1550 or consent of instructor.

HIST 3778    Russia to 1855    3 s.h.

History of Russia from its ninth century origins to the eve of the Great Reforms of Tsar Alexander II. Surveys political, social, cultural, and intellectual developments, the Orthodox Church, and Russian expansion and colonization in Siberia and Alaska.
Prereq.: HIST 1511 or HIST 1512.

HIST 3779    Russia 1855 to Present    3 s.h.

The Russian Empire from the Great Reforms of Alexander II to its collapse during WWI, the Revolutions of 1917, the rise and fall of the Soviet Union (1922-1991), and Soviet successor states to the present.
Prereq.: HIST 1512.

HIST 3780    History of Eastern Europe    3 s.h.

The histories of the nations that have made up Central and Eastern Europe from the earliest times to their present, and their contributions to world civilization.
Prereq.: HIST 1511 or HIST 1512.

HIST 3782    History of the Balkans    3 s.h.

Southeastern Europe from the 4th century to the present, including the impact of the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires and the two World Wars.
Prereq.: HIST 1511 or HIST 1512.

HIST 3783    Britain and Its Empire: 1688 to the Present    3 s.h.

An integrative history of Britain and its empire, from the Glorious Revolution to the Brexit vote in 2016. Focus is on how the acquisition of an empire influenced the development of British liberal politics, industrial and multicultural society, economic morality, and a diverse and world-ranging culture.
Prereq.: HIST 1512.

HIST 3784    Britain and Its Empire 2: 1870-Present    3 s.h.

An integrative history of Britain and its empire, from the opening of the Suez Canal to the present. Emphasis on how Britain's decline as a world political, diplomatic, military and industrial power impacted its world empire during the twentieth century, noting how the empire changed Britain itself in the process.
Prereq.: HIST 1512.

HIST 3785    The Mediterranean World: Modern Italy, 1815-Present    3 s.h.

Survey of Italian history from the Risorgimento to the present. Emphasis on the reasons for the late emergence of Italian nationhood, the rise of Italian nationalism, unification, the weakness of Italian democracy, the rise of Fascism, and the political instability Italians have experienced since 1945.
Prereq.: HIST 1512.

HIST 3787    History of Women in Europe    3 s.h.

Analysis of the various roles and contributions of women in European history from the Renaissance to the present.
Prereq.: HIST 1512.

HIST 3788    The Holocaust    3 s.h.

Study of the attempted genocide against the Jews in World War II. Special emphasis on racial theories that gave rise to Nazism, politics of collaboration, various forms of resistance, and ethical problems associated with the concentration camps.
Prereq.: HIST 1512 or JUDC 1500.

HIST 3789    Jewish History    3 s.h.

Jewish history from antiquity until WWII, with an emphasis on the development of Jewish cultures and societies, as well as the changing place of Jews in the wider world.
Prereq.: HIST 1511 and 1512, or JUDC 1500.

HIST 3790    Medieval Britain    3 s.h.

From the Celtic times to 1485. Emphasizes the political and cultural evolution of the British people before and after the Norman Conquest, including the creation of the English identity, the development of constitutional monarchy, the propaganda value of architecture, art, and literature, and the role of the Church.
Prereq.: HIST 1511.

HIST 3792    History of Ireland    3 s.h.

Irish history from St. Patrick to the Good Friday Agreement. Emphasis is on Ireland's relationship with Britain, Europe and the United States, and its troubled status as colony, occupied nation and part of the United Kingdom.
Prereq.: HIST 1512.

HIST 3793    Tudor-Stuart Britain    3 s.h.

England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland from the end of the War of the Roses to the ascension of George I to the British throne in 1714. Emphasis on the development of the centralized Tudor state, colonization of the New World and India, the English Civil War and Glorious Revolution, European wars for naval supremacy, and the culture of the Shakespearean age.
Prereq.: HIST 1512.

HIST 3794    The First World War    3 s.h.

An examination of the origins of the war, the social, economic, intellectual and political repercussions, and the technical and military developments.
Prereq.: HIST 1512.

HIST 3795    The World since 1945    3 s.h.

Global developments including the Cold War, decolonization and economic dependency in the non-western world; militarism and terrorism; pollution; and the internationalism of the world.
Prereq.: HIST 1512.

HIST 3796    Genocide and Mass Murder    3 s.h.

The origins, definitions, causes and forms of genocide. Case studies will be drawn from across geographical regions and time periods such as Armenia, the Holocaust, Cambodia, the former Yugoslavia, Rwanda and the Sudan.
Prereq.: HIST 1512 or consent of instructor.

HIST 3797    Middle East 1: The Islamic Centuries    3 s.h.

From Muhammad to the collapse of the Ottoman Empire. Intensive study of the medieval Islamic caliphates, Crusades, Turks, and European imperialism.
Prereq.: HIST 1511 or 2661.

HIST 3798    Middle East 2: The Modern Period    3 s.h.

The 20th century. Impact of oil, Arab nationalism, Zionism, Islamic fundamentalism.
Prereq.: HIST 1512 or 2661.

HIST 4801    Select Problems in American History    3 s.h.

Specific problems in American history in such areas as economics, political theory, and cultural and intellectual history. May be repeated with different content.
Prereq.: Consent of instructor.

HIST 4808    Oral Communication Projects in History    1 s.h.

Development of oral communication skills for students of history. Emphasizes the understanding of effective speaking practices, the development of self-analysis, and the presentation of material gathered from a linked course.
Concurrent: Enrollment in an upper division history course.

HIST 4809    Documentation and Interpretation of Historic Sites    3 s.h.

Methods of documenting historic properties especially as related to the National Register of Historic Places. Includes interpretation of historic sites for public exhibit.
Prereq.: HIST 3715.

HIST 4811    Practicum in Historic Preservation    3 s.h.

Experience in historic preservation through student participation in a wide variety of historic preservation projects. Prepares students for internships outside the university.
Prereq.: HIST 3715 and permission of Historic Preservation Committee.

HIST 4812    Historic Preservation Internship    3 s.h.

Practical application of principles and methods in the field of historic preservation with the goal of producing a completed project. Internship to be selected by student in conjunction with program director. May be repeated once.
Prereq.: HIST 3715 and approval of internship committee.

HIST 4815    American Material Culture    3 s.h.

A discussion and analysis of the use and importance of material artifacts as texts for the recovery of the American past. Emphasis on sources not traditionally utilized by historians. Examples include the contextual analysis of children's books, foodways, and sacred spaces.
Prereq.: HIST 2605 and HIST 2606, or AMER 2601 and AMER 3701.
Cross-listed: AMER 4815.

HIST 4850    International Area Study    3-9 s.h.

A course in the geography and history of a selected international area with emphasis on cultural development by traveling in the selected region. The class and travel is supervised by the Geography and/or History faculty. The course grade is based upon a term paper which must be submitted within 60 days after the end of the course.
Prereq.: By permit only.

HIST 4851    Select Problems in European History    3 s.h.

Specific problems in European history in such areas as economics, political theory, and cultural and intellectual history. May be repeated with different content.
Prereq.: Consent of instructor.

HIST 4851B    Select Problems European History Post-War Germany    3 s.h.

Specific problems in European history in such areas as economics, political theory, and cultural and intellectual history. May be repeated with different content.
Prereq.: Consent of instructo.

HIST 4860    Select Problems in Transnational History    3 s.h.

Transnational issues in African, Asian, Latin American, and/or Middle Eastern history in such areas as economic, political, social, cultural and intellectual history. May be repeated with different content.
Prereq.: Consent of the instructor.

HIST 4860A    Select Problems in Transnational History Intro to Jewish Studies    3 s.h.

Transnational issues in African, Asian, Latin American, and/or Middle Eastern history in such areas as economic, political, social, cultural and intellectual history. May be repeated with different content.
Prereq.: Consent of the instructor.

HIST 4870    Senior Research Seminar    3 s.h.

A seminar that requires the writing of an extensive paper based mainly on primary material. All history majors must take this course.
Prereq.: Senior standing and completion of four upper-division history courses with a grade of "C" or better.
Gen Ed: Capstone.

HIST 5806    American Architectural History 1    3 s.h.

Development of structural styles and trends within the United States, focusing on formal architectural styles.
Prereq.: HIST 2605 and HIST 2606.

HIST 5807    American Architectural History 2    3 s.h.

Development of vernacular, folk, and industrial architecture in the United States. Focus is on local variants with emphasis on 20th Century specimens. Field trips will view representative building types, especially housing.
Prereq.: HIST 5806.

HIST 5810    Conservation of the Historic Built Environment    3 s.h.

The theory and practice of preserving and rehabilitating all aspects of the historic built environment. Provides broad exposure through field experience.
Prereq.: HIST 3715.

Judaic Studies

JUDC 1500    Introduction to Jewish Studies    3 s.h.

A broad overview of Jewish history, culture, literature, and religion. Covers Jewish Civilization from its emergence in the Ancient Near East to its diverse worldwide expressions in the present day.

JUDC 3751    Lessons of the Holocaust and the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum    3 s.h.

S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. The history of the Holocaust and how people have drawn lessons from that atrocity, with a special focus on the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM). Requires a supervised visit to the USHMM in Washington, D.C., in addition to coursework.
Prereq.: By permit; or JUDC 1500.