Name: Dr. Nikki Taylor, Chair
Phone: 713.313.7654
Email: taylorn@tsu.edu

History Undergraduate COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

HIST 131 World History to 1500 (3)
General survey of civilization from prehistoric times to the present with emphasis on the development of the ideas, events, and institutions that make up the modern world. Three hours of lecture per week. Listed as HIST 2311 in the Texas Common Course Numbering System.

HIST 132 World History since 1500 (3)
Continuation of HIST 131. Three hours of lecture per week. Listed as HIST 2312 in the Texas Common Course Numbering System.

HIST 231 Social and Political History of the United States to 1877 (3)
Survey of the history of the United States with particular emphasis on the institutions and events which transformed America from an English colony to a world power. Three hours of lecture per week. Listed as HIST 1301 in the Texas Common Course Numbering System.

HIST 232 Social and Political History of the United States since 1877 (3)
Continuation of HIST 231. Three hours of lecture per week. Listed as HIST 1302 in the Texas Common Course Numbering System.

HIST 321 African American History to 1865 (3)
Survey of the history of African Americans in the United States from the colonization of North America through the Civil War. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: HIST 231 and HIST 232.

HIST 322 African American History since 1865 (3)
Continuation of HIST 321. Survey of the history of African Americans in the United States from the Civil War to the present. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: HIST 231 and HIST 232.
HIST 331 Modern Europe from 1450 to 1815 (3)
Examination of the political, social, and cultural history of Europe from the Renaissance through the French Revolution. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: HIST 131, HIST 132, HIST 231, and HIST 232.

HIST 332 Modern Europe since 1815 (3)
Examination of the political, social, and cultural history of Europe from the Congress of Vienna to the end of the cold war. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: HIST 131, HIST 132, HIST 231, and HIST 232.

HIST 341 Latin American History since 1500 (3)
Examines the history of Latin America from the conquest in the sixteenth century to the present. Emphasizes the formation of society and the economy in the colonial era, the changes set in motion by independence in the nineteenth century, and the implications of industrialization in the twentieth century.

HIST 342 History of Mexico (3) Explores the history of Mexico from the Spanish conquest in the sixteenth century to the present. Emphasizes the development of Mexico since independence. Particular attention is devoted to the evolving relationship between Mexico and the United States. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: HIST 231 and HIST 232.

HIST 343 History of Brazil (3)
Explores the history of Brazil from the onset of Portuguese colonization in the sixteenth century to the present. Emphasizes the significance of slavery in Brazil’s development through the end of the nineteenth century, and the transformation of Brazil into a multiracial industrialized democracy in the twentieth century. Prerequisites: HIST 231 and HIST 232.

HIST 344 Constitutional History of the United States (3)
An examination of legal constitutional problems and issues in American history. Three hours of lecture per week.

HIST 348 Women and Empire (3)
Examination of the history of gender, sexuality, and racial and national identity. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: HIST 231 and HIST 232.

HIST 349 Women's History (3)
Survey of the history of women in the United States from the colonial period to the present. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: HIST 231 and HIST 232.

HIST 371 Texas History (3)
History of Texas from prehistoric times to the present. Special attention focused on the role of Texas as a crossroad between Anglo and Latin America. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: HIST 231 and HIST 232.

HIST 381 African Civilizations to 1800 (3)
Introduction to the rise of African civilizations from the first African civilization in Egypt through the period of the Atlantic slave trade. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: HIST 231 and HIST 232.

HIST 382 African Civilizations since 1800 (3)
Continuation of HIST 381. Examines the integration of African societies into the world economy and the responses of Africans to that integration. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: HIST 231 and HIST 232.

HIST 410 Archival Methods and Records Management (3)
Examination of the evolution of record collection and preservation in modern times. Students work directly with historical records. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: HIST 231 and HIST 232.

HIST 420 Capstone Seminar (3)
Directed reading course that may be repeated for up to six hours credit. Open to senior History majors and minors and required of majors. Students must undertake an independent research project leading to the production of an article-length senior thesis. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: HIST 131, HIST 132, HIST 231, and HIST 232.

HIST 421 Topics in African Diaspora (3)
Directed readings course that may be repeated for up to six hours credit. Topics examine the history of the peoples of the African Diaspora. Three hours of lecture per week.

HIST 430 Topics in U.S. History (3)
Intensive study with reading and discussion of special topics in United States, African American, and world history. Special attention will be focused on selected national and international topics. Three hours of lecture per week. May be repeated for up to 9 credits as topics vary. Prerequisites: HIST 231 and HIST 232.

HIST 431 Topics in European History (3)
Directed readings course that may be repeated for up to six hours credit. Topics examine themes in the history of European civilization. Prerequisites: HIST 231 and HIST 232.

HIST 432 Topics in World History (3)
Directed readings course that may be repeated for up to six hours credit. Topics examine themes in the history of societies and cultures throughout the world. Prerequisites: HIST 231 and HIST 232.

HIST 434 Topics in Latin American History (3)
General study of the origins of the peoples, cultures, and politics of Latin America with special emphasis on the problems of colonialism, imperialism, and hemispheric solidarity. Prerequisites: HIST 231 and HIST 232. May be repeated for up to six credits as topics vary.

HIST 438 History of the South (3)
Examination of the South, including Houston during and after slavery with particular emphasis on race relations as well as cultural and economic development. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: HIST 231 and HIST 232.

HIST 439 The United States since 1945 (3)
Examination of the rapid social and political changes experienced by the United States since World War II with particular attention given to America's involvement in foreign affairs. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: HIST 231 and HIST 232.

HIST 447 Modern African American History (3)
Examination of the background and events of the struggle for legal, political, and economic equality by African Americans up to the present day. Three hours of lecture per week. May be repeated as topics vary. Prerequisites: HIST 231 and HIST 232.

HIST 451 Mexican American History (3)
Examination of the Mexican-American people with special emphasis on Texas and the Southwest. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: HIST 231 and HIST 232.

HIST 471 The American Revolution (3)
Examination of the explosive political, social, and cultural developments between 1763 and 1789 which culminated in a war for independence and the adoption of the U. S. Constitution. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: HIST 231 and HIST 232.

HIST 478 Slavery (3)
Examination of the political, social, economic, and cultural impact of slavery on the Western world. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: HIST 231 and HIST 232.
HIST 479 Urban History of the United States (3)
Examination of the process of urbanization in American history with special emphasis on the role of ethnic minorities, Blacks, and Browns, in an urban nation. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: HIST 231 and HIST 232.

HIST 481 Topics in African History (3)
Series of specialized topics in African history. Topics include ancient African kingdoms, history of South Africa, and the Atlantic slave trade. May be repeated up to 6 credits as topics vary. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: HIST 231 and HIST 232.