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HIST 1210 - World History I

Earliest civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt, India, China, and the Aegean; classical civilizations of Greece and Rome; medieval civilizations of the Middle East, India, East Asia, and Western Europe; Africa and the Americas before European contact; the Renaissance; the Reformation; wars of religion; and age of exploration.

Offered: Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Summer 2014, Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Summer 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Summer 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017, Summer 2017

HIST 1220 - World History II

European interactions with the people of Asia, Africa, and the Americas from 1660; absolutism, the Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment; civilizations of Africa, the Middle East, and Asia; the French Revolution; the Industrial Revolution; nationalism; zenith and decline of European hegemony; 20th century wars and ideologies.

Offered: Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Summer 2014, Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Summer 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Summer 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017, Summer 2017

HIST 1500 - East Asia through the Ages

This course will cover the history of East Asia from prehistoric times to the present. One major theme of this course will be cultural transmission, particularly how China dominated in pre-modern times, and how the direction of transmission reversed itself with Japan's ascendance.

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HIST 2010 - American History I

Early exploring and colonizing activities, colonial customs and institutions, colonial wars, friction with England, war for independence, problems of the new republic, the Constitutional Convention, War of 1812, new nationalism, Jacksonian democracy, expansionism and Manifest Destiny, sectional controversy and Civil War.

Offered: Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Summer 2014, Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Summer 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Summer 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017, Summer 2017

HIST 2020 - American History II

Reconstruction, industrialism, the Populist Revolt, politics of the Gilded Age, the ew Imperialism and the Spanish-American War, the Progressive era, World War I, prosperity and depression, the New Deal, World War II, post-World War II era to present.

Offered: Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Summer 2014, Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Summer 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Summer 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017, Summer 2017

HIST 2030 - History of Tennessee

From colonial frontier of the 18th century to the modern urban setting. Emphasis will be placed on the political, economic, and social factors that shaped the life of Tennesseans in the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries.

Offered: Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017,

HIST 2040 - History and Environmental Impact of Technology

This course examines the history of technology, with an emphasis on the positive and negative effects of technological innovation on the environnment. Normative questions concerning the value of nature, species, and ecosystems and various theoretical approaches to distinguishing good and bad technology will be covered.

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HIST 2050 - Appalachian History

This course will examine the theme of continuity and change in the Southern and Central Appalachian region from the 14th century to the present. States included in this study are western Virginia, eastern Kentucky, western North Carolina, East Tennessee, northern Georgia, northern Alabama, and southern West Virginia.

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HIST 3035 - Technology/Culture Am History

This course describes and analyzes the history of technology in the United States from the colonial period to the present. It focuses both on the "nuts and bolts" of technology and the interrelationship of technology, culture and society. Technological change is a social process, both affecting and affected by the society in which it takes place, and this course will explore this process, noting the influence of technology on households, businesses, government, and other institutions, and how these institutions shaped technolgies and technological development during that last 300 years of American history

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HIST 3121 - England Before 1714

The course traces the history of England from the Anglo-Saxon invasions of the fifth and sixth centuries to the political, religious, and cultural consensus and new economic order achieved in the early eighteenth century. As befits a survey, the course will examine political, cultural, and socio-economic trends, emphasizing those developments which help explain the distinctive liberalism and individualism of English culture, such as the breakdown of feudalism, the Reformation and its Puritan offshoot, the emergence of the common law, and the rise of Parliament.

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HIST 3300 - Ancient Greece

The Bronze Age civilizations of Knossos, Mycenae, and Troy; the world of Homer; the rise of the citystate; Sparta; the Persian Wars; Athenian democracy and imperialism; literature, art, and philosophy in the Age of Pericles; the Peloponnesian War; the conquests of Alexander the Great.

Offered: Fall 2013, Fall 2014, Fall 2015, Fall 2016,

HIST 3310 - Ancient Rome

The origins of Rome, Etruscan influences, Roman institutions and values, the rise of Rome to world empire, social and political conflicts, the change from free Republic to imperial despotism, the Pax Romana, the persecution of Christianity, barbarian invasions and the decline of Rome.

Offered: Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017,

HIST 3320 - Middle Ages After 700

Major themes in medieval history from 700 A.D. to the Renaissance. Emphasis on the medieval church, Islam, the Carolingians and their empire, seigniorialism and feudalism, crusades, revival of urban life and commerce, learning and the universities, the papacy, and the decline of medieval institutions.

Offered: Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Fall 2015,

HIST 3330 - Renaissance and Reform

Early modern European society and culture from approximately 1350 to 1650. Topics include the "new learning" and the "new men" of the Renaissance, the development of the nation-state and commercial capitalism, the era of overseas exploration and discovery, the early forms of Protestantism, and the Counter-Reformation.

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HIST 3340 - Absolutism and Enlightenment

The political, economic, and intellectual history of Europe, from approximately 1650 to 1789. Emphasis is on the development and practice of Absolutism, the influence of the Scientific Revolution, and the impact of the Enlightenment on social and political thought.

Offered: Spring 2015, Spring 2017,

HIST 3350 - Modern Europe, 1789 to 1919

The French Revolution and Napoleon, 19th century liberalism and nationalism, the 1848 revolutions, the unification of Italy and Germany, the Russian revolutions, and World War I.

Offered: Fall 2013, Fall 2015,

HIST 3360 - Modern Europe, 1919 to Present

The aftermath of World War I, Communist Russia, the Great Depression, Fascism and Nazism, World War II, the Cold War in Europe, and the fall of Communism.

Offered: Spring 2014, Spring 2016,

HIST 3370 - European Military History 1789-1945

The development of military strategy, tactics, and technology in Europe from the French Revolution to the end of World War II.

Offered: Summer 2014, Summer 2015, Summer 2016, Summer 2017

HIST 3380 - Medieval England

The history of the English kingdom from the Anglo-Saxon invasions to the rise of the House of York. Topics include the political, social, religious, and intellectual developments in England with an eye to parallel developments on the continent.

Offered: Spring 2014, Spring 2016,

HIST 3390 - Britain Since 1714

From the accession of the Hanoverians to the mid-twentieth century. The stablishment of the Hanoverian dynasty, industrial revolution, and the rise of Methodism; the defeat of the French Revolution and Napoleon; Victorian era; new imperialism; Boer War; World Wars I and II. Political, social, economic, religious, intellectual, constitutional developments.

Offered: Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017,

HIST 3410 - Modern Germany

German history from the rise of Prussia in the 17th century through German unification, both World Wars and the post-World War II recovery. Topics of particular concern are: militarism, nationalism, anti-Semitism, and democracy.

Offered: Spring 2014, Fall 2014, Fall 2016,

HIST 3440 - Africa to 1800

An exploration of the origin of humanity and the development of the societal institutions which sustained and perpetuated human civilization from its beginning to 1800 A.D. A survey of Africology from ancient Egypt to the rise of modern nation-states and an examination of peoples and cultures up to 1800 A.D.

Offered: Summer 2015 (web only), Summer 2017 (web only)

HIST 3450 - Africa Since 1800

An explanation of the major themes, peoples, and cultures in 19th and 20th century Africa, from the impact of European involvement to the rise of independent African states, with great emphasis upon how Africa was restored to African rule and Africa's role in world affairs.

Offered: Summer 2014 (web only), Summer 2015 (web only), Summer 2016 (web only),

HIST 3460 - Colonial Latin America

In depth study of the great Pre-Columbian civilizations; Spanish conquests; the formation of the early Spanish state; imperial expansion; development of multi-cultural, transatlantic societies; reorganization of the Spanish empire; and revolutions for independence. Emphasis upon the Native American component and Spanish and Portuguese colonial institutions.

Offered: Fall 2013, Fall 2014, Fall 2015, Fall 2016,

HIST 3470 - Modern Latin America

In depth study of the caudillo systems; creation of the Brazilian Empire;consolidation of nation states; growth of plantation economies; industrialization; dictatorships; and political and social change from independence through the present. Emphasis upon modern Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, and Chile.

Offered: Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017,

HIST 3480 - The Early Middle Ages

The Mediterranean world in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages, from the second to the 8th century; the decline of the Roman Empire; the triumph of Christianity; barbarian invasions; the Byzantine Empire; the rise of Islam; Arab conquests; the Umayyad Empire; Visigothic, Merovingian, and Anglo-Saxon kingdoms.

Offered: Fall 2013, Fall 2015,

HIST 3520 - A History of Modern China

This course provides a study of Chinese history from the revolution to present. Topics include Confucianism, feudalism, imperialism, communism, Buddhism, literature, gender, ethnicity and cultural identity. Class meetings consist of lectures, discussions, and films.

Offered: Spring 2014, Fall 2014 (web only), Spring 2016 (web only), Spring 2017,

HIST 3620 - Modern Japan

A critical examination of Japanese history from 1854 to present. Topics include the Meiji Restoration, the process and consequences of Modernization and Modernity, the rise of militarism, the road toward WWII and its aftermath, and social, political, and economic transformation in the post war period.

Offered: Fall 2014, Spring 2015 (web only), Spring 2016, Fall 2016 (web only),

HIST 3750 - Islamic Civilization 500-1600

Pre-Islamic Arabia; Muhammad and his message; the Rashidun and Umayyads; Classic Islamic Law and Philosophy; the Abbasid Caliphate and their rivals; Ayyubids, mamluks and Mongols; the Shia; the Rise of the Ottoman Empire.

Offered: Spring 2015, Spring 2017,

HIST 3760 - Middle East Since 1600

The Ottoman Empire and its decline; the rise of Arab nationalism; Egypt to independence; the Arab world after WWI; the birth of Israel and the problem of Palestine; Nasserism and Iraqi nationalism; Birth of Saudi Arabia, Oil and the USA; Saddam and the rule of the Ba'th Party; Iran from the Safavids to the Islamic revolution.

Offered: Fall 2014, Fall 2016,

HIST 3811 - US Military and Naval History

This course describes and analyzes the history of American military policy from the colonial period to the present. It focuses on the creation of American military institutions, the genesis of policy-making, the maintenance of civilian control over the military, the conduct of war, the interrelationship between foreign policy and military policy, and the influence of American society upon the armed forces as social institutions.

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HIST 3820 - History of Modern Korea

A critical examination of Korean History, 19th Century to the present. Topics include clashes between tradition and modernization, relaitionships with China and Japan, internal and external struggles for independence, and causes and effects of two Koreas.

Offered: Fall 2013 (web only), Spring 2015, Fall 2016, Spring 2017 (web only),

HIST 3880 - Renaissance Reformation Europe

This course will cover developments in European history from the Renaissance until the Industrial Revolution, roughly from 1300 until 1700, a period sometimes referred to as the "Early Modern Period." This was a period of incredible social, political, and religious change.

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HIST 4410 - Teach History in Middle School

Prerequisite: Milestone II
This course will emphasize developing teaching units and lesson plans, evaluating and assessing student learning, individualizing instruction, engaging students through a variety of teaching strategies, using technology to enhance instruction and creating and managing the classroom environment. A minimum of 15 hours field experience is required.

Offered: Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017,

HIST 4500 - Colonial Era 1607 to 1763

Cultural, social, economic, and political development of Anglo-American colonies to the eve of the Revolution. Topics include settlement patterns, Indian relations, Puritanism, origins of slavery, demography, imperial government and warfare, the Enlightenment, and Great Awakening.

Offered: Fall 2014, Spring 2016,

HIST 4510 - American Revolution 1763 to 1800

The origins, characteristics, and results of the American Revolution. Topics include the Whig political tradition, protest movements, War of American Independence, formation of state and national constitutions and governments, the Federalist years, and the "Revolution of 1800."

Offered: Fall 2013, Spring 2015, Fall 2016,

HIST 4520 - Early Republic 1789 to 1815

This course examines the american neighborhood; the meaning, limitations, and future of the new constitution; Federalists, Republicans, and the political and diplomatic crises of the 1790's; the emergence of popular democracy; expansion into the trans-appalachian west; the United States and the Napoleonic wars, economic development; stirrings of sectional controversy.

Offered: Spring 2014, Fall 2015, Spring 2017,

HIST 4530 - Civil War 1845 to 1865

The Mexican War; the breakdown of national unity over slavery, states' rights, and economic and social differences; the Civil War, with emphasis on its military, political, and economic aspects.

Offered: Fall 2013, Fall 2014, Fall 2015, Fall 2016,

HIST 4540 - Gilded Age America 1865-1900

The aftermath of the American Civil War and the struggle over reconstruction; the transformation of the U.S. into an urban and industrial nation in the last third of the 19th century; and the social and political consequences of that transformation.

Offered: Spring 2014, Fall 2015, Spring 2017,

HIST 4570 - United States 1900 to 1929

Early 20th century America from the era of reform to the Stock Market Crash. Topics include the reform presidencies of Roosevelt and Wilson, American entry into World War I, Harlem Renaissance, cultural and economic challenges of the 1920s, and the Republican presidencies of the era.

Offered: Fall 2014, Spring 2016,

HIST 4580 - United States 1929 to 1960

United States history from the onset of the Great Depression to the promise of a New Frontier; an examination of the New Deal-Fair Deal programs and legacies in American life, and the international issues which created World War II and its aftermaths; the Cold War.

Offered: Fall 2013, Fall 2015,

HIST 4590 - United States 1960 to 1989

United States history from the days of the New Frontier of John F. Kennedy to the New World Order of the Reagan-Bush years; from the politics of fear to the dividends of peace; an examination of the United States at war with itself and the world for more democracy at home and abroad.

Offered: Spring 2014, Spring 2016,

HIST 4620 - The South to 1861

A synthesis of the economic, social, political, and cultural developments that shaped the history of southern states from the Colonial period after 1607 to the secession crisis of 1860-61.

Offered: Fall 2013, Fall 2015,

HIST 4630 - The South Since 1861

The historic development of the South from 1861 to the present, from the trauma of Civil War and the First Reconstruction through the Second Reconstruction of the 1960s and the creation of the modern South.

Offered: Spring 2014, Spring 2016,

HIST 4650 - African American History to 1890

The African Americans from the cultural roots in Africa to the changing economic, political, social status in the 1890s. Emphasis will be placed on those African Americans who were active in leadership roles from the colonial era to the Gilded Age.

Offered: Fall 2014, Fall 2016,

HIST 4660 - African Amererican History Since 1890

African Americans from 1890 to the present. Special emphasis placed on the civil rights movement, Black nationalism, and Black leadership during the era.

Offered: Spring 2015, Spring 2017,

HIST 4670 - Women in American History

The roles of women in the social, economic, and political development of the United States. Contributions of women and the historical significance of their attitudes in the liberal reform eras in American history.

Offered: Fall 2013, Fall 2014, Fall 2016,

HIST 4700 - American Military History to 1919

The development and employment in peace and war of American military power on land and at sea from the era of the American Revolution to the end of World War I.

Offered: Fall 2013, Fall 2014, Fall 2015, Fall 2016,

HIST 4710 - American Milit History Since 1919

The development and employment in peace and war of American military power on land, at sea, and in the air since World War I.

Offered: Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017,

HIST 4720 - US Foreign Relations to 1890

Offered: Fall 2013, Fall 2015,

HIST 4730 - US Foreign Reln Since 1890

America's rise to the status of Great Power before World War II and global pre-eminence thereafter. Topics include colonialism, American involvement in World War I, interwar diplomacy, conflicts leading to World War II and the Cold War, Korea, and Vietnam.

Offered: Spring 2015, Fall 2016,

HIST 4750 - American Economic History

American economic growth since the early 19th century. Topics include the American System, textiles, railroads, and iron and steel in the last century. Since 1900, mass production and consumption, the economic stimulus of war, and the rise of the interventionist state are major topics.

Offered: Fall 2013, Fall 2014, Fall 2015, Fall 2016,

HIST 4760 - Native American History

The history of the Native American societies of North America including their prehistory, development, and changing relationships and adaptation to white society over the past 400 years, role of Native Americans in American history, and Indian history from the tribal perspective. Case studies compare and contrast the Cherokee and Lakota experiences.

Offered: Fall 2013, Spring 2015, Fall 2016,

HIST 4770 - History of the American West: Frontiers

Comparison and contrast among the Spanish Borderlands, French, Dutch, English, and American frontiers.

Offered: Spring 2014, Fall 2015, Spring 2017,

HIST 4780 - History of the American West: Trans-MS

The Trans-Mississippi West, including Native America, exploration, fur trade, hispano-Indian-white relations, western expansion, mining frontier, cattle frontier, military conquest of the Plains, violence, reservation life, women in the West, farming frontier, myth vs. reality, and the 20th century West.

Offered: Fall 2014, Spring 2016,

HIST 4790 - Military Nontraditional Roles

This course addresses non-combat roles performed by the U.S. military. The occupation of Germany and Japan after WWII, state building, and peace-keeping missions around the globe will be evaluated. Democratization and cultural re-orientation thrugh political, educational, economic, and cultural institutions.

Offered: Spring 2015 (web only), Spring 2016 (web only), Spring 2017 (web only),

HIST 4800 - Studies in Liberal Arts

A writing intensive course based on readings in the Liberal Arts. This is the capstone course for students majoring in Liberal Arts.

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HIST 4810 - Introduction to Museums

Prerequisite: HIST 2010
This course will introduce students to the different types of museum and historical agencies. It will stress the basic functions of a museum: collections management, conservation, education, and exhibition. Visits to an area museums included. Expenses borne by student.s.

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HIST 4900 - Topics in History

Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission of instructor
This seminar addresses a specific historical topic, determined by the instructor, involving advanced readings, discussion, and research. The student will complete a thesis, using primary and secondary sources or historiographic paper, engaging two or more historians on the topic. This course may be taken twice for credit for a maximum of six (6) hours.

Offered: Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Summer 2014, Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Summer 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Summer 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017, Summer 2017

HIST 490A - Study Abroad Holocaust Travel

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HIST 4910 - History Abroad

This course involves temporary residence outside the US to study an historical topic in its geographic context. Students will complete a research using primary and secondary sources or historiographic paper engaging two or more historians on the same topic.

Offered: Summer 2014, Summer 2015, Summer 2016, Summer 2017

HIST 4920 - Oral History

Theory and practice of oral history as a technique of research. Students will use primary sources and interviews to study a topic determined by the instructor. Students will complete a paper extensively using and interpreting oral history sources.

Offered: Fall 2013, Fall 2014, Fall 2015, Fall 2016,

HIST 4930 - Historiography

This seminar is a study of the history and problems of historical writing and interpretation. Typical topics might include romantic history, ancient historians, Scientific Historicism, or current models and interpretations. Students will complete at least one paper engaging two or more historians' styles or arguments on the same topic.

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HIST 4940 - Public History

This seminar/internship introduces students to theory and methods of public history. Topics could include archives and records management, historical preservation and interpretation of site and artifacts, editing and publishing. Students will complete a public history project satisfactory to the instructor and useful to the institutions to which the students are assigned.

Offered: Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Summer 2014, Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Summer 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Summer 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017, Summer 2017

HIST 4950 - Teach Social Studies Secondary School

Prerequisite: Milestone II
Emphasis on developing skills in unit development; lesson planning and modification for diverse and English Language learners; individualized instruction; questioning and formal discussions; teaching critical thinking, reading in the Social Studies, and affective strategies; formative and summative assessment; and classroom management. Fifteen (15) hours field experience is required.

Offered: Fall 2013, Fall 2014, Fall 2015, Fall 2016,

HIST 5001 - Research Methods

Students examine methods of research and modes of writing in history. This course prepares students to write seminar papers and master's thesis and conduct research in archives, databases, internet resources, government documents and other bibliographic aids. The course is interactive and online for Web-based instruction.

Offered: Spring 2014 (web only), Fall 2014 (web only), Fall 2016,

HIST 5002 - Warfare in the Classical World

Students study the character of warfare in the ancient Mediterranean world, specific wars fought by Greeks, Romans, and others; such as, the Persian Wars, the Peloponnesian War, the Punic Wars, the Gallic War, and the Roman civial wars. The Works of Herodotus, Thucydides, Polybius, Caesar, Sallust, and Livy will be included.

Offered: Spring 2014 (web only), Spring 2015, Summer 2015 (web only), Spring 2017 (web only),

HIST 5003 - Military Revolution and State

This course examines influences of the Scientific Revolution and Renaissance thoughts on military capabilities and their roles in building stronger European states. Students will learn how weapon advancements, fortification developments, and organizational changes all facilitated increased military forces, which in turn enabled certain European states to consolidate power and expand their influence.

Offered: Fall 2013 (web only), Spring 2015 (web only), Summer 2016 (web only),

HIST 5004 - War of American Independence 1775 to 1783

Examines campaigns and major battles, strategy, logistics, and tactics of the War of American Independence. Political, diplomatic, cultural, and social contexts of the war considered. Eighteenth century perspectives of the military in a republic, uses of militia or irregulars, the meaning and impact of sustained warfare on institutions and thought.

Offered: Spring 2014 (web only), Spring 2015, Spring 2016 (web only), Spring 2017,

HIST 5005 - The US Civil War

Explores the political, social and economic causes of the war, also the impact the war had on the home fronts of both North and South. Considers what effect the Northern implementation of "total war" had on civilian morale and the impact of African-American troops in the military.

Offered: Spring 2014, Spring 2015 (web only), Spring 2016, Spring 2017 (web only),

HIST 5006 - US Army and Settlemt the West

This course investigates the U. S. Army's role in the development of the Trans-Mississippi West. Students examine military contributions to exploration. Native American relations, Hispanic relations, economic development, transportation, public health, diplomacy and national policy are examined. The military's roles as both the forerunner of Anglo-American civilization and the mediator with Native and Hispanic cultures are discussed.

Offered: Spring 2015, Spring 2017,

HIST 5007 - World War I

Students examine The Great War as the beginning of the 20th century wars and end of a Europe-centered world. The course includes military dimensions of the struggle - land, sea and air battles fought on three continents. Students choose research topic varying from military, economic, social, artistic, intellectual and diplomatic subjects.

Offered: Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015,

HIST 5008 - World War II

Operations, tactics, arms, intelligence and strategies employed by the major combatants are examined. Principle historiographical questions on topics such as Pearl Harbor attack and ethical implications of the atomic bombs use receive special attention, along with the Americal military's role as an engine for democracy during the post-war occupations.

Offered: Fall 2013 (web only), Fall 2014, Fall 2015 (web only), Fall 2016,

HIST 5009 - Cold War I 1945 to 1960

Key problems, sources, bibliography and research methods of the early Cold War are explored. The course includes a breakdown of the World War II alliance, the Korean War and emerging strategies of nuclear deterrence and guerrilla warfare. Political, economic and social costs in a bipolar world while maintaining conventional and nuclear forces are inlcuded.

Offered: Fall 2014 (web only), Fall 2016,

HIST 5010 - Cold War II 1960 to 1991 After

This course highlights the Vietnam conflict, the Reagan defense buildup and Operation Desert Storm. In addition, the impact of the Vietnam experience on the American political, economic and social landscapes during and after war will be considered.

Offered: Spring 2015 (web only), Spring 2017,

HIST 5011 - Cold War Political Diplomatic Issues

This course is an examination of the conflicts, crises and politics of the Cold War with special emphases on the German-Berlin problem, the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Middle East wars. Primary sources will be augmented with scholarly analyses and contemporary accounts to afford political and social perspectives.

Offered: Spring 2014 (web only),

HIST 5012 - German Military History

This course explores the many strains of thought and political and technological developments that came together to make Germany a mighty power. Militarism, nationalism, autocracy, industrialism, totalitarianism and democracy are all themes featured as student examine how and why Germany gained such prominence.

Offered: Fall 2013 (web only), Spring 2015 (web only), Fall 2016 (web only),

HIST 5013 - Navies and Empires 1900 to Pre

Students investigate the uses of naval power in peace and war since 1900, using a comparative approach to naval leadership, strategy, tactics, technology, joint operations and social and cultural contexts. The navies of Great Britain, Germany, Imperial Japan, the Soviet Union and the United States receive the closest scrutiny.

Offered: Spring 2014 (web only), Spring 2015 (web only), Fall 2015 (web only),

HIST 5014 - US Military and American Society

This course includes analysis of interaction between the civilian population and the military during war. Students examine contributions and resistance of minority groups and women along with economic, political, social and cultural changes brought about by military conflicts. Primary sources, including diaries, letters and speeches, newspapers and magazines, present a picture of each crisis.

Offered: Spring 2014 (web only),

HIST 5015 - Philosophical Perspectives on War and Just War

Historical practice and ethical reflection suggest that miliary action by one state against another has moral limits. This course addresses both the question of when a country can justly go to war and what is ethically required of participants within a war.

Offered: Summer 2014 (web only), Fall 2014, Summer 2015 (web only), Summer 2016 (web only), Fall 2016, Summer 2017 (web only)

HIST 5016 - Battle for God Jihad and Herem

Students investigate Holy war (ethnic cleansing) in Judaism, Christianity and Islam. The course includes examination of beliefs, values and historical traditions shared by religions and analyzes the theologies of war and peace in the Tenakh, the New Testament and the Quarn. Student also examine the fundamentalist "Battle for God" in these religions, concluding with an analysis of extremist groups.

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HIST 5017 - Military in Nontraditnl Roles

This course addresses non-combat roles performed by the U.S. military. The occupation of Germany and Japan after World War II, state building and peacekeeping missions around the globe are evaluated. Course content includes focus on democratization and cultural reorientation through political, educational, economic and cultural institutions.

Offered: Fall 2014 (web only), Spring 2016 (web only), Fall 2016 (web only), Spring 2017 (web only),

HIST 5018 - Special Opertions Perspectives

This course focuses on the evolution of special operations forces during and since World War II. To the extent possible, anti-terrorst and clandestine measures by and in conjunction with military forces are examined first-hand using unclassified sources and scholarly assessments.

Offered: Spring 2014, Spring 2016 (web only),

HIST 5019 - Unconventnl Warfare in History

Students examine terrorism and other forms of unconventional warfare, including goals and methods of psychological, chemical and biological warfare. The idealogical foundations of political, economic and social conditions associated with terrorist activities are analyzed.

Offered: Fall 2013 (web only), Fall 2015,

HIST 5021 - Islam as a World View

This course is a study of Islam that explores history. The life of Muhammed, the Quran and Hadiths, the Five Pillars, basic beliefs and values, diversions of war and peace, Islamic philosophy and the relationship among Judaism, Christianity and Islam are included in the course content.

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HIST 5022 - American Foreign Policy in the 20th Century

This course examines the history of American foreign policy with an emphasis on major wars (the World Wars, Korea, Vietnam and Persian Gulf), secondary conflicts overseas (Grenada, Panama), guerrilla combat (Philippine Insurrection, early Vietnam) and covert action (Cuba, Nicaragua, Iran, Guatemala).

Offered: Spring 2014 (web only), Spring 2015, Spring 2016 (web only), Spring 2017,

HIST 5023 - Directed Independent Readings

This course is designated to treat a variety of specialized topics. The professor and student can collaborate on specificity based on professor's area of expertise and student's needs. May be taken twice for a total of 6 semester hours.

Offered: Summer 2014,

HIST 5024 - Thesis Research

To be taken twice for a total of 6 semester hours.

Offered: Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Summer 2014,

HIST 5025 - Military Historiography and Criticisim

This course incudes readings in military history from ancient times to the present. Of particular interest are the impact of military thought on operations and the relationship between the military and society.

Offered: Fall 2013 (web only), Spring 2014, Fall 2014 (web only), Spring 2015, Fall 2015 (web only), Spring 2016, Fall 2016 (web only), Spring 2017,

HIST 5026 - Europe Military History 1789 to 1945

The development of military strategy, tactics, and technology in Europe from the French Revolution to the end of World War II.

Offered: Summer 2014, Summer 2015, Summer 2016, Summer 2017

HIST 5027 - American Military History to 1919

The development and employment in peace and war of American Military Power on land and at sea from the American Revolution to the end of World War I.

Offered: Fall 2013, Fall 2014, Fall 2015, Fall 2016,

HIST 5028 - American Military History since 1919

The development and employment in peace and war of American Military Power on land, at sea and in the air since World War I.

Offered: Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017,

HIST 5030 - Thesis Research

Student will conduct research and write a thesis under supervision of designated faculty committee.

Offered: Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Summer 2014,

HIST 5031 - Samurai Tradition in Japanese History

This course will cover the history of the samurai class from its creation in the 8th-10th centuries to its dissolution in the 19th century. The rise of the samurai; the Gempel War; shogunal rule; the Warring States period; the Three Unifers; and the development of the bushido code.

Offered: Spring 2014, Summer 2014 (web only), Summer 2015, Summer 2016 (web only), Summer 2017

HIST 5032 - Medieval Warfare

This course examines warfare in the western tradition from the breakup of the Roman Empire (400 A.D.) to the rise of the modern nation state (1500 A.D.). The focus is on the development of military institutions and covers early feudal conflict, the Crusades and the 100 Years' War.

Offered: Spring 2014 (web only), Summer 2014, Spring 2015 (web only), Fall 2015, Spring 2016 (web only), Spring 2017 (web only),

HIST 5033 - History of Airpower

This course examines the role of airpower in conflict since the beginning of manned flight. Included are the evolution of airpower technology and theory and their application in conflict.

Offered: Fall 2013 (web only), Fall 2014 (web only), Fall 2015 (web only), Fall 2016 (web only),

HIST 5034 - The Economy and Modern Warfare

Warfare taxes the resources and finances of the nation-state in unprecedented ways. This course examines macroeconomic linkages between the military and society including fiscal and monetary policy and inflation in the U. S. from the Civil War to the Gulf War. It includes logistics supply and market distortions in command economies.

Offered: Spring 2016,

HIST 5950 - Teach Social Studies Secondary School

Prerequisite: Milestone II
Emphasizes developing skills in unit development; lesson planning and modification for diverse populations including English Language Learners; Individualized instruction; questioning and formal discussions; teaching critical thinking, reading in Social Studies, and affective strategies; formative and summative assessment; classroom management. Field experince and a research paper are required.

Offered: Fall 2013, Fall 2014, Fall 2015, Fall 2016,

HIST 5991 - Research Require Completion

For students not fulfilling graduate school research literacy requirement within one year after completion of course work. Enrollment required each subsequent semester. Tuition and fees for one credit hour must be paid every semester until research requirement is met.

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Philosophy

PHIL 1030 - Intro to Philosophy

The method and content of philosophy as a tool to understand the nature of humankind and the world. Primary aims will be to develop the vocabulary and the issues of the major fields of philosophy: metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of religion, political philosophy, and ethics.

Offered: Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Summer 2014, Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Summer 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Summer 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017, Summer 2017

PHIL 1040 - Intro to Ethics

Course Description: Examines fundamental issues in ethical theory and metaethics and the application of ethical theory to contemporary moral issues in fields such as business, medicine, criminal justice, education, and environmental studies.

Offered: Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Summer 2014, Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Summer 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Summer 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017, Summer 2017

PHIL 2010 - Independent Study-Philosophy

Description: Student will meet the supervising professor and outline a program of study for credit of one hour, two hours or three hours. Evaluation may be oral or written and may include exams and/or papers, depending on the judgment of the supervisor.

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PHIL 2200 - Religion and the World

An exploration of the origins, nature and content of religion as a source of human value, meaning and hope. Emphasis given to the beliefs ,values, symbols, and rituals of the world¿s major religions.

Offered: Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Summer 2014, Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Summer 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Summer 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017, Summer 2017

PHIL 2300 - Medical Ethics

Application of moral theory to major issues of biomedical ethics: the patient-professional relationship, abortion, euthanasia, allocation of medical resources, genetic engineering, and research involving human subjects.

Offered: Summer 2014, Summer 2015, Summer 2016, Summer 2017

PHIL 2310 - Environmental Ethics

Application of moral theory to issues and problems that arise as a result of human interaction with the environment. Ecocentrism and anthropocentrism, the relative value and importance of nature, species, and individual animals, wilderness and

Offered: Fall 2013, Fall 2015,

PHIL 2400 - Business Ethics

Application of moral theory to major issues of business and management ethics: civil liberties, rights, and affirmative action; unions and distributive justice; personnel issues; health, safety and environmental issues; capitalism, corporate and international business practice; middle management ethical dilemmas; ethical responsibility towards consumers.

Offered: Spring 2014, Spring 2016,

PHIL 2410 - Educational Ethics

Application of moral theory to education including issues in teaching, research, and service such as: paternalism, indoctrination, neutrality in evaluation, multiculturalism, academic misconduct, race, and gender issues.

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PHIL 2430 - Philosophy of Religion

Philosophical examination of religion; issues include the existence and nature of God, relationship between faith and reason, and challenges to religious belief.

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PHIL 3040 - History of Ethics

Prerequisites: 3 hours of Philosophy or permission of instructor
History of moral philosophy from the ancient to the contemporary periods, including Aristotle, Hobbes, Hume, Kant, and Mill.

Offered: Spring 2014, Spring 2015,

PHIL 3050 - Religious Ethics

Prerequisites: 3 hours of Philosphy or permission of instructor
A study of the moral theories of the world¿s religions, including Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism.

Offered: Fall 2013, Fall 2014,

PHIL 3100 - Ancient Philosophy

Prerequisites: 3 hours of Philosophy or permission of instructor
History of Western philosophy from its pre-Socratic origins through Classical Greek and Hellenic thought. Emphasis is placed on the pre-Socratics, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, the Epicureans, and the Stoics.

Offered: Fall 2013, Fall 2015,

PHIL 3110 - History of Medieval Philosophy

Prerequisites: 3 hours of Philosophy or permission of instructor
The Medieval world view as a religious transformation of Greek philosphy into three cultures in conflict: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Emphais is placed on Augustine, Aquinas, Maimonides, and the Muslim Arstotelians.

Offered: Spring 2014,

PHIL 3120 - Modern 15th-18th Philosophy

Prerequisites: 6 hours of Philosophy or permission of instructor
The history of Western philosophy from Descartes through Kant with emphasis on Continental Rationalism, British Empricism, and Kant

Offered: Fall 2014, Spring 2017,

PHIL 3130 - 19th and 20th Century Phil

Prerequisites: 6 hours of Philosophy or permission of instructor
Important philosophers of the 19th century and important philosphical movements of the 20th century.

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PHIL 380A - Comparative World Religions

A comparative study of world religions including primal religions, Hinduism, Buddhism, the Jains, Sikhs, Zoroaskrians, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and the Baha'is.

Offered: Spring 2014, Spring 2016,

PHIL 380B - Islam as a World View

A study of Islam that explores its history. The life of Muhammed, the Qur'an and Hadiths, the Fire Pillars, basic beliefs and values, divisions of war and peace, Islamic philosophy and the relationships among Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

Offered: Fall 2014, Fall 2016,

PHIL 380C - The Battle of God

An exploration of the Battle for God among the children of Abraham--Jews, Christians and Muslims. The course examines the theologies of war and peace in the Jewish TANAKH, the Christian New Testatment and the Muslim Qur'an and concludes by analyzing religious extremism in all three faiths.

Offered: Fall 2013, Fall 2015,

PHIL 3900 - Informal, Categorical and Prop

Prerequisite: 3 hours of PHIL or MATH 1010 or 1420 or permission of instructor
Analysis of the nature and functions of language, recognition of arguments, and development of the tools of logic and critical reasoning such as deduction, induction, validity, the informal fallacies and categorical and propositional logic.

Offered: Fall 2014, Fall 2016,

PHIL 4000 - Symbolic Logic

Prerequisites: PHIL 2900, MATH 1210, 1330 or permission of instructor
Development of propositional logic and truth tables, rules of implication, replacement, validity and invalidity, predicate logic, quantification, relation between logic and mathematics.

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PHIL 4015 - War and Ethics

An exploration of the morality of warfare, including the justification of waging war and the ethical limits of its conduct. Proposed principles will be critically discussed and applied to historical cases. Content will include the perspetives ofjust war theory, pacifism, realism, and international law.

Offered: Summer 2014 (web only), Fall 2014, Summer 2015 (web only), Summer 2016 (web only), Fall 2016, Summer 2017 (web only)

PHIL 4100 - Social-Political Thought

Prerequisites: Six hours of philosophy or permission of instructor
History of social & political philosophy

Offered: Fall 2013, Fall 2015,

PHIL 4500 - Philosophy of Religion

Prerequisites: Six hours of philosophy or permission of instructor
Basic philosophical issues of religion and the religious life. The nature of religion, the relationship between faith and reason, the existence of God and the problem of evil, and the immortality of the soul will be discussed.

Offered: Spring 2015,

PHIL 4600 - Lit and Phil of Existentialism

Prerequisites: Three hours of philosophy or permission of instructor
The literature and philosophy of existentialism from Kierkegaard to Sartre. Questions to be considered: What does it mean to be human? Is man free? What is absurdity? What is self-deception?

Offered: Spring 2015, Spring 2017,

PHIL 4700 - 20th Century Ethical Theory

An examination of contemporary problems in ethical theory. Rationality of moral judgments and moral standards, the nature of moral language, moral relativism and skepticism, punishment, blame, and free will and the ought/is problem.

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PHIL 4720 - Ethical Theory

Prerequisites: Six hours of philosophy or permission of instructor
An examination of contemporary problems in ethical theory. Rationality of moral judgments and moral standards, the nature of moral language, moral relativism and skepticism, punishment, blame, and free will and the ought/is problem.

Offered: Fall 2014, Spring 2017,

PHIL 480B - Islam as a World View

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PHIL 490A - Seminar Philosophy

Prerequisites: Six hours of philosophy or permission of instructor Advanced seminar in selected topics in philosophy.

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PHIL 490D - Topics in Ethical Theory

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PHIL 4910 - Epistemology

Prerequisites: Six hours of philosophy or permission of instructor Classical and contemporary readings in the theory of knowledge. The nature of knowledge, skepticism, theories of truth, concepts of evidence and rationality, and the justification of induction.

Offered: Spring 2014, Fall 2015, Spring 2016,