Department of History

The Department of History offers Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degrees in American Studies and History. Students majoring in History may also select a concentration in Social Studies. The department also offers minors in American Studies and History.

Department Honors

Students whose grade point average in the History or American Studies majors before the beginning of their final year at UTSA is 3.5 or above, and whose overall grade point average is 3.2, may earn Department Honors. To do so, students must enroll in the honors thesis course (HIS 4993 or AMS 4993) during their final two semesters and must complete a substantial original research project approved by the faculty supervisor and two other faculty members. Students must maintain a 3.5 grade point average in the major to be eligible for the award. Students who enroll in an Honor’s Thesis course (HIS 4993 or AMS 4993) and complete this work satisfactorily do not need to enroll in HIS 4973 Seminar in History or AMS 4973 Advanced Seminar in American Studies

Bachelor of Arts Degree in American Studies

American Studies combines the study of history, literature, the arts, and social sciences to understand the diverse perspectives on cultural traditions and material practices shaping regional, ethnic, class, gender, and political diversity in the United States. American Studies students will conduct interdisciplinary study of topics such as race and ethnicity, gender and sexuality, transnationalism and border studies, urban experience, social justice, cultural studies, and religion. American Studies provides excellent preparation for careers in many fields, including law, journalism, government, foreign service, social work, international business, education, nonprofit, and public administration.

The minimum number of semester credit hours required for this degree, including the Core Curriculum requirements, is 120. Thirty-nine of the total semester credit hours required for the degree must be at the upper-division level.

All candidates for this degree must fulfill the Core Curriculum requirements and the degree requirements, which are listed below.

Core Curriculum Requirements (42 semester credit hours)

Students seeking the B.A. degree in American Studies must fulfill University Core Curriculum requirements in the same manner as other students. The course listed below will satisfy both a degree requirement and a Core Curriculum requirement; however, if this course is taken to satisfy both requirements, then students may need to take an additional course in order to meet the minimum number of semester credit hours required for this degree.

AMS 2043 may be used to satisfy the core requirement in Social and Behavioral Sciences as well as a major requirement.

For a complete listing of courses that satisfy the Core Curriculum requirements, see Core Curriculum Component Area Requirements.

Core Curriculum Component Area Requirements

First Year Experience Requirement (3 semester credit hours)

All students must complete the following course, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AIS 1203Academic Inquiry and Scholarship3

Communication (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete the following courses, for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

WRC 1013Freshman Composition I (Q)3
WRC 1023Freshman Composition II (Q)3

Mathematics (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

MAT 1023College Algebra with Applications3
MAT 1033Algebra with Calculus for Business3
MAT 1043Introduction to Mathematics3
MAT 1073Algebra for Scientists and Engineers3
MAT 1093Precalculus3
MAT 1193Calculus for the Biosciences3
MAT 1214Calculus I4
STA 1053Basic Statistics3

Life and Physical Sciences (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete two of the following courses for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

ANT 2033Introduction to Biological Anthropology3
AST 1013Introduction to Astronomy3
AST 1033Exploration of the Solar System3
BIO 1233Contemporary Biology I3
BIO 1243Contemporary Biology II3
BIO 1404Biosciences I4
BIO 1414Biosciences II4
ES 1113Environmental Botany3
ES 1123Environmental Zoology3
ES 1213Environmental Geology3
ES 2013Introduction to Environmental Science I3
ES 2023Introduction to Environmental Science II3
GEO 1013The Third Planet3
GEO 1123Life Through Time3
GES 2613Physical Geography3
PHY 1013Universes3
PHY 1943Physics for Scientists and Engineers I3
PHY 1963Physics for Scientists and Engineers II3

Language, Philosophy and Culture (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AAS 2013Introduction to African American Studies3
AAS 2113African American Culture, Leadership and Social Issues3
ANT 2063Language, Thought, and Culture3
ARA 1014Elementary Arabic I4
ARC 1113Introduction to the Built Environment3
ARC 1413Architecture and Culture3
CHN 1014Elementary Chinese I4
CLA 2013Introduction to Ancient Greece3
CLA 2023Introduction to Ancient Rome3
CLA 2323Classical Mythology3
CSH 1103Literary Masterpieces of Western Culture I3
CSH 1113Literary Masterpieces of Western Culture II3
CSH 1213Topics in World Cultures3
CSH 2113The Foreign Film3
ENG 2013Introduction to Literature3
ENG 2213Literary Criticism and Analysis3
ENG 2383Multiethnic Literatures of the United States3
ENG 2423Literature of Texas and the Southwest3
FRN 1014Elementary French I4
FRN 2333French Literature in English Translation3
GER 1014Elementary German I4
GER 2333German Literature in English Translation3
GLA 1013U.S. in the Global Arena3
GES 1023World Regional Geography3
GRK 1114Introductory Classical Greek I4
HIS 2123Introduction to World Civilization to the Fifteenth Century3
HIS 2133Introduction to World Civilization since the Fifteenth Century3
HIS 2533Introduction to Latin American Civilization3
HIS 2543Introduction to Islamic Civilization3
HIS 2553Introduction to East Asian Civilization3
HIS 2573Introduction to African Civilization3
HIS 2583Introduction to South Asian Civilization3
HUM 2093World Religions3
ITL 1014Elementary Italian I4
ITL 2333Italian Literature in English Translation3
JPN 1014Elementary Japanese I4
LAT 1114Introductory Latin I4
MAS 2013Introduction to Chicano(a) Studies3
PHI 1043Critical Thinking3
PHI 2023Introduction to Ancient Philosophy3
PHI 2033Introduction to Early Modern Philosophy3
PHI 2123Contemporary Moral Issues3
RUS 1014Elementary Russian I4
RUS 2333Russian Literature in English Translation3
SPN 1014Elementary Spanish I4
SPN 2333Hispanic Literature in English Translation3
WS 2013Introduction to Women’s Studies3
WS 2023Introduction to LGBTQ Studies3

Creative Arts (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AHC 1113Survey of Art and Architecture from Prehistoric Times to 13503
AHC 1123Survey of Art and Architecture in Europe and the New World from 1350 to 17503
AHC 1133Survey of Modern Art3
ARC 1213Design I3
ARC 1513Great Buildings and Cities of the World3
ART 1103Introduction to Visual Arts3
ART 1143Art for Non-Art Majors3
CLA 2033Introduction to Classical Literature3
DAN 2003Introduction to Dance3
ENG 1113Introduction to Creative Literary Arts3
HUM 2023Introduction to the Humanities I3
HUM 2033Introduction to the Humanities II3
HUM 2053History of Film3
MAS 2023Latino Cultural Expressions3
MUS 2243World Music in Society3
MUS 2623Fundamentals of Music for the Non-Music Major3
MUS 2633American Roots Music3
MUS 2663History and Styles of Jazz3
MUS 2673History and Styles of Rock3
MUS 2683Masterpieces of Music3
MUS 2693The Music of Latin America and the Caribbean3
MUS 2743Music and Film3
PHI 2073Philosophy of Art3

American History (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete two of the following courses, for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

HIS 1043United States History: Pre-Columbus to Civil War Era3
HIS 1053United States History: Civil War Era to Present3
HIS 2053Texas History3

Government-Political Science (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete two of the following courses, for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

POL 1013Introduction to American Politics3
and one of the following two courses:
POL 1133Texas Politics and Society3
POL 1213Civil Rights in Texas and America3

Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AMS 2043Approaches to American Culture3
ANT 1013Introduction to Anthropology3
ANT 2043Introduction to Archaeology3
ANT 2053Introduction to Cultural Anthropology3
BBL 2003Language, Culture, and Society3
BBL 2243Globalizing the Local: Bilingual Families, Communities, and Schools3
BIO 1033Drugs and Society3
CRJ 1113The American Criminal Justice System3
ECO 2003Economic Principles and Issues3
ECO 2023Introductory Microeconomics3
EGR 1343The Impact of Modern Technologies on Society3
GES 1013Fundamentals of Geography3
GES 2623Human Geography3
HTH 2413Introduction to Community and Public Health3
HTH 2513Personal Health3
IDS 2113Society and Social Issues3
PSY 1013Introduction to Psychology3
SOC 1013Introduction to Sociology3
SOC 2013Social Problems3
SOC 2023Social Context of Drug Use3

Component Area Option (CAO) (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete either one of the following courses or any additional Core Curriculum course not previously used to satisfy a core component area requirement, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

COM 2113Public Speaking3
CS 1173Data Analysis and Visualization3
EGR 1403Technical Communication3
ENG 2413Technical Writing3
PAD 1113Public Administration in American Society3
PHI 2043Introductory Logic3
Core Curriculum Component Area Requirements
First Year Experience Requirement 3
Communication 6
Mathematics 3
Life and Physical Sciences 6
Language, Philosophy and Culture 3
Creative Arts 3
American History 6
Government-Political Science 6
Social and Behavioral Sciences 3
Component Area Option 3
Total Credit Hours 42

Degree Requirements

A. American Studies major courses
33 semester credit hours in courses approved by the American Studies advisor. At least 21 semester credit hours must be at the upper-division level.
1. 6 semester credit hours of required courses:6
Approaches to American Culture
Applications of American Studies
2. 18 semester credit hours of courses focused in the interdisciplinary topics: Transnationalism, Gender and Sexuality, and Race and Ethnicity. A minimum of 3 credit hours in each area is required.18
Studies in Transnationalism (may be repeated)
Studies in Race and Ethnicity (may be repeated)
Studies in Gender and Sexuality (may be repeated)
3. 6 semester credit hours of American culture is required. 3 credit hours must be AMS 4823, and 3 credit hours from one of the following:6
Early American Culture
Modern American Culture
Topics in American Culture (may be repeated for credit as long as the topics differ. Students can also take AMS 4983 Senior Thesis in their last semester in partial fulfillment of this requirement.)
4. 3 semester credit hours of an advanced seminar course is required:3
Advanced Seminar in American Studies
B. Electives
Select 45 semester credit hours of electives45
Total Credit Hours78

Students majoring in American Studies are encouraged to make an advising appointment with their academic advisor early in their course of study.

Course Sequence Guide for B.A. Degree in American Studies

This course sequence guide is designed to assist students in completing their UTSA undergraduate American Studies degree requirements. This is merely a guide and students must satisfy other requirements of this catalog and meet with their academic advisor for individualized degree plans. Progress within this guide depends upon such factors as course availability, individual student academic preparation, student time management, work obligations, and individual financial considerations. Students may choose to take courses during Summer terms to reduce course loads during long semesters.

B.A. in American Studies – Four-Year Academic Plan

First Year
FallCredit Hours
AIS 1203Academic Inquiry and Scholarship (core) 3
HIS 1043, 1053, or 2053United States History: Pre-Columbus to Civil War Era, or United States History: Civil War Era to Present, or Texas History (core) 3
POL 1013Introduction to American Politics (core) 3
WRC 1013Freshman Composition I (Q) (core) 3
Mathematics core 3
Spring
HIS 1043, 1053, or 2053United States History: Pre-Columbus to Civil War Era, or United States History: Civil War Era to Present, or Texas History (core) 3
POL 1133 or 1213Texas Politics and Society (core) 3
WRC 1023Freshman Composition II (Q) (core) 3
Free elective 3
Life & Physical Sciences core 3
Second Year
Fall
AMS 2043Approaches to American Culture (core and major) 3
Free elective 3
Free elective 3
Component Area Option core 3
Language, Philosophy & Culture core 3
Spring
Free elective 3
Free elective 3
Free elective 3
Upper-division free elective 3
Life & Physical Sciences core 3
Third Year
Fall
AMS 3123Applications of American Studies 3
AMS 3243Studies in Transnationalism 3
Free elective 3
Free elective 3
Upper-division free elective 3
Spring
AMS 3343Studies in Race and Ethnicity 3
AMS 3443Studies in Gender and Sexuality 3
Free elective 3
Upper-division free elective 3
Upper-division free elective 3
Fourth Year
Fall
AMS 4823Topics in American Culture 3
AMS 4973Advanced Seminar in American Studies 3
Free elective 3
Upper-division free elective 3
Creative Arts core 3
Spring
AMS 3013, 3023, or 4823Early American Culture (or Modern American Culture or Topics in American Culture) 3
Free elective 3
Free elective 3
Upper-division free elective 3
Free elective (to meet 120 hour minimum) 3
 Total Credit Hours: 120.0

Bachelor of Arts Degree in History

The degree program in History combines the development of informed perspectives, cultivation of analytical skills, and mastery of content areas that cover the United States and different regions in the world. A major in History teaches a student to write effectively and expressively, to think critically, to analyze arguments, and to communicate ideas. These skills will all aid in the pursuit of a career in a variety of fields.

The minimum number of semester credit hours required for this degree, including the Core Curriculum requirements, is 120. Thirty-nine of the total semester credit hours required for the degree must be at the upper-division level.

All candidates for this degree must fulfill the Core Curriculum requirements and the degree requirements, which are listed below.

Core Curriculum Requirements (42 semester credit hours)

Students seeking the Bachelor of Arts degree in History must fulfill University Core Curriculum requirements in the same manner as other students. The courses listed below satisfy both degree requirements and Core Curriculum requirements; however, if these courses are taken to satisfy both requirements, then students may need to take additional courses in order to meet the minimum number of semester credit hours required for this degree.

Courses taken to satisfy the core requirement in American History may not be used to satisfy degree requirements. One of the following courses should be used the satisfy the core requirement in Language, Philosophy & Culture (one of these courses may also be used to satisfy the Component Area Option core requirement):

HIS 2123Introduction to World Civilization to the Fifteenth Century3
HIS 2133Introduction to World Civilization since the Fifteenth Century3
HIS 2533Introduction to Latin American Civilization3
HIS 2543Introduction to Islamic Civilization3
HIS 2553Introduction to East Asian Civilization3
HIS 2573Introduction to African Civilization3
HIS 2583Introduction to South Asian Civilization3

For a complete listing of courses that satisfy the Core Curriculum requirements, see Core Curriculum Component Area Requirements.

Core Curriculum Component Area Requirements

First Year Experience Requirement (3 semester credit hours)

All students must complete the following course, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AIS 1203Academic Inquiry and Scholarship3

Communication (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete the following courses, for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

WRC 1013Freshman Composition I (Q)3
WRC 1023Freshman Composition II (Q)3

Mathematics (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

MAT 1023College Algebra with Applications3
MAT 1033Algebra with Calculus for Business3
MAT 1043Introduction to Mathematics3
MAT 1073Algebra for Scientists and Engineers3
MAT 1093Precalculus3
MAT 1193Calculus for the Biosciences3
MAT 1214Calculus I4
STA 1053Basic Statistics3

Life and Physical Sciences (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete two of the following courses for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

ANT 2033Introduction to Biological Anthropology3
AST 1013Introduction to Astronomy3
AST 1033Exploration of the Solar System3
BIO 1233Contemporary Biology I3
BIO 1243Contemporary Biology II3
BIO 1404Biosciences I4
BIO 1414Biosciences II4
ES 1113Environmental Botany3
ES 1123Environmental Zoology3
ES 1213Environmental Geology3
ES 2013Introduction to Environmental Science I3
ES 2023Introduction to Environmental Science II3
GEO 1013The Third Planet3
GEO 1123Life Through Time3
GES 2613Physical Geography3
PHY 1013Universes3
PHY 1943Physics for Scientists and Engineers I3
PHY 1963Physics for Scientists and Engineers II3

Language, Philosophy and Culture (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AAS 2013Introduction to African American Studies3
AAS 2113African American Culture, Leadership and Social Issues3
ANT 2063Language, Thought, and Culture3
ARA 1014Elementary Arabic I4
ARC 1113Introduction to the Built Environment3
ARC 1413Architecture and Culture3
CHN 1014Elementary Chinese I4
CLA 2013Introduction to Ancient Greece3
CLA 2023Introduction to Ancient Rome3
CLA 2323Classical Mythology3
CSH 1103Literary Masterpieces of Western Culture I3
CSH 1113Literary Masterpieces of Western Culture II3
CSH 1213Topics in World Cultures3
CSH 2113The Foreign Film3
ENG 2013Introduction to Literature3
ENG 2213Literary Criticism and Analysis3
ENG 2383Multiethnic Literatures of the United States3
ENG 2423Literature of Texas and the Southwest3
FRN 1014Elementary French I4
FRN 2333French Literature in English Translation3
GER 1014Elementary German I4
GER 2333German Literature in English Translation3
GLA 1013U.S. in the Global Arena3
GES 1023World Regional Geography3
GRK 1114Introductory Classical Greek I4
HIS 2123Introduction to World Civilization to the Fifteenth Century3
HIS 2133Introduction to World Civilization since the Fifteenth Century3
HIS 2533Introduction to Latin American Civilization3
HIS 2543Introduction to Islamic Civilization3
HIS 2553Introduction to East Asian Civilization3
HIS 2573Introduction to African Civilization3
HIS 2583Introduction to South Asian Civilization3
HUM 2093World Religions3
ITL 1014Elementary Italian I4
ITL 2333Italian Literature in English Translation3
JPN 1014Elementary Japanese I4
LAT 1114Introductory Latin I4
MAS 2013Introduction to Chicano(a) Studies3
PHI 1043Critical Thinking3
PHI 2023Introduction to Ancient Philosophy3
PHI 2033Introduction to Early Modern Philosophy3
PHI 2123Contemporary Moral Issues3
RUS 1014Elementary Russian I4
RUS 2333Russian Literature in English Translation3
SPN 1014Elementary Spanish I4
SPN 2333Hispanic Literature in English Translation3
WS 2013Introduction to Women’s Studies3
WS 2023Introduction to LGBTQ Studies3

Creative Arts (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AHC 1113Survey of Art and Architecture from Prehistoric Times to 13503
AHC 1123Survey of Art and Architecture in Europe and the New World from 1350 to 17503
AHC 1133Survey of Modern Art3
ARC 1213Design I3
ARC 1513Great Buildings and Cities of the World3
ART 1103Introduction to Visual Arts3
ART 1143Art for Non-Art Majors3
CLA 2033Introduction to Classical Literature3
DAN 2003Introduction to Dance3
ENG 1113Introduction to Creative Literary Arts3
HUM 2023Introduction to the Humanities I3
HUM 2033Introduction to the Humanities II3
HUM 2053History of Film3
MAS 2023Latino Cultural Expressions3
MUS 2243World Music in Society3
MUS 2623Fundamentals of Music for the Non-Music Major3
MUS 2633American Roots Music3
MUS 2663History and Styles of Jazz3
MUS 2673History and Styles of Rock3
MUS 2683Masterpieces of Music3
MUS 2693The Music of Latin America and the Caribbean3
MUS 2743Music and Film3
PHI 2073Philosophy of Art3

American History (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete two of the following courses, for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

HIS 1043United States History: Pre-Columbus to Civil War Era3
HIS 1053United States History: Civil War Era to Present3
HIS 2053Texas History3

Government-Political Science (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete two of the following courses, for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

POL 1013Introduction to American Politics3
and one of the following two courses:
POL 1133Texas Politics and Society3
POL 1213Civil Rights in Texas and America3

Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AMS 2043Approaches to American Culture3
ANT 1013Introduction to Anthropology3
ANT 2043Introduction to Archaeology3
ANT 2053Introduction to Cultural Anthropology3
BBL 2003Language, Culture, and Society3
BBL 2243Globalizing the Local: Bilingual Families, Communities, and Schools3
BIO 1033Drugs and Society3
CRJ 1113The American Criminal Justice System3
ECO 2003Economic Principles and Issues3
ECO 2023Introductory Microeconomics3
EGR 1343The Impact of Modern Technologies on Society3
GES 1013Fundamentals of Geography3
GES 2623Human Geography3
HTH 2413Introduction to Community and Public Health3
HTH 2513Personal Health3
IDS 2113Society and Social Issues3
PSY 1013Introduction to Psychology3
SOC 1013Introduction to Sociology3
SOC 2013Social Problems3
SOC 2023Social Context of Drug Use3

Component Area Option (CAO) (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete either one of the following courses or any additional Core Curriculum course not previously used to satisfy a core component area requirement, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

COM 2113Public Speaking3
CS 1173Data Analysis and Visualization3
EGR 1403Technical Communication3
ENG 2413Technical Writing3
PAD 1113Public Administration in American Society3
PHI 2043Introductory Logic3
Core Curriculum Component Area Requirements
First Year Experience Requirement 3
Communication 6
Mathematics 3
Life and Physical Sciences 6
Language, Philosophy and Culture 3
Creative Arts 3
American History 6
Government-Political Science 6
Social and Behavioral Sciences 3
Component Area Option 3
Total Credit Hours 42

Gateway Course

Students pursuing the Bachelor of Arts degree in History must successfully complete the following Gateway Course with a grade of “C-” or better in no more than two attempts. A student who is unable to successfully complete this course within two attempts, including dropping the course with a grade of “W” or taking an equivalent course at another institution, will be required to change his or her major.

HIS 2003Historical Methods

Degree Requirements

A. History major courses. 39 semester credit hours in the major, of which 27 hours must be at the upper-division level.
1. Foundation course for the major. Students must take it as early as possible in their program.
HIS 2003Historical Methods3
2. Select three courses from the sophomore-level civilization courses, including the following:9
Introduction to World Civilization to the Fifteenth Century
Introduction to World Civilization since the Fifteenth Century
Introduction to Latin American Civilization
Introduction to Islamic Civilization
Introduction to East Asian Civilization
Introduction to European Civilization
Introduction to African Civilization
Introduction to South Asian Civilization
3. Select 24 upper-division credit hours of history courses, including at least one U.S., one European, one Latin American, and one African or Asian studies course. Students must complete one Research Intensive upper-division course as part of their degree program.24
4. Seminar or Honors Thesis
HIS 4973Seminar in History (HIS 2003 Historical Methods is a prerequisite for enrollment in this course.)3
Students who complete an Honor’s Thesis may substitute HIS 4993 for HIS 4973.
B. Single language other than English
Select 6 semester credit hours of a single language other than English. For languages other than Sign Language, courses must include a written component. Conversational language training does not fulfill this requirement. 6
C. Electives
Select 33 semester credit hours of electives. In fulfillment of this requirement, History majors are encouraged to take at least 9 semester credit hours of upper-division coursework in disciplines that support the study of History.33
Total Credit Hours78

Course Sequence Guide for B.A. Degree in History

This course sequence guide is designed to assist students in completing their UTSA undergraduate History degree requirements. This is merely a guide and students must satisfy other requirements of this catalog and meet with their academic advisor for individualized degree plans. Progress within this guide depends upon such factors as course availability, individual student academic preparation, student time management, work obligations, and individual financial considerations. Students may choose to take courses during Summer terms to reduce course loads during long semesters.

B.A. in History – Four-Year Academic Plan

First Year
FallCredit Hours
AIS 1203Academic Inquiry and Scholarship (core) 3
HIS 1043, 1053, or 2053United States History: Pre-Columbus to Civil War Era, or United States History: Civil War Era to Present, or Texas History (core) 3
POL 1013Introduction to American Politics (core) 3
WRC 1013Freshman Composition I (Q) (core) 3
Mathematics core 3
Spring
HIS 1043, 1053, or 2053United States History: Pre-Columbus to Civil War Era, or United States History: Civil War Era to Present, or Texas History (core) 3
POL 1133 or 1213Texas Politics and Society (core) 3
WRC 1023Freshman Composition II (Q) (core) 3
Free elective 3
Life & Physical Sciences core 3
Second Year
Fall
HIS 2003Historical Methods 3
Foreign language (semester I) 3-4
Language, Philosophy & Culture core 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences core 3
Component Area Option core 3
Spring
Civilization course 3
Foreign language (semester II) 3-4
Free elective 3
Free elective 3
Life & Physical Sciences core 3
Third Year
Fall
Civilization course 3
Free elective 3
Upper-division HIS elective 3
Upper-division U.S. HIS 3
Upper-division free elective 3
Spring
Civilization course 3
Free elective 3
Upper-division European HIS 3
Upper-division HIS elective 3
Upper-division free elective 3
Fourth Year
Fall
Free elective 3
Upper-division African/Asian HIS 3
Upper-division Latin American HIS 3
Upper-division free elective 3
Creative Arts core 3
Spring
HIS 4973Seminar in History 3
Free elective (to meet 120 hour minimum) 1-3
Upper-division HIS elective 3
Upper-division HIS elective 3
Upper-division free elective 3
 Total Credit Hours: 120.0

Bachelor of Arts Degree in History with a Concentration in Social Studies

The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in History with a concentration in Social Studies is designed for students intending to teach history, geography, government and economics at the secondary school level. The signature experience is encapsulated in HIS 4143 History Standards and Their Public Reception. This course reviews the ongoing debates over the content of history curriculum in the schools among historians, educators and the public.

The minimum number of semester credit hours for this degree is 132, including required coursework for teacher certification. Students seeking teacher certification should also refer to the requirements listed in the College of Education and Human Development section of this catalog.

All candidates for this degree must fulfill the Core Curriculum requirements and the degree requirements, which are listed below.

Core Curriculum Requirements (42 semester credit hours)

Students seeking the B.A. degree in History with a concentration in Social Studies must fulfill University Core Curriculum requirements in the same manner as other students. The courses listed below satisfy both degree requirements and Core Curriculum requirements.

GES 2613 may be used to satisfy 3 hours of the Life and Physical Sciences core requirement as well as a major requirement. HIS 1043 and HIS 1053 may be used to satisfy the American History core requirement as well as a major requirement. GES 1013 may be used to satisfy the Social and Behavioral Sciences core requirement as well as a major requirement. ECO 2003 may be used to satisfy the Component Area Option core requirement as well as a major requirement. HIS 2123 may be used to satisfy the Language, Philosophy and Culture core requirement as well as a major requirement.

For a complete listing of courses that satisfy the Core Curriculum requirements, see Core Curriculum Component Area Requirements.

Core Curriculum Component Area Requirements

First Year Experience Requirement (3 semester credit hours)

All students must complete the following course, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AIS 1203Academic Inquiry and Scholarship3

Communication (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete the following courses, for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

WRC 1013Freshman Composition I (Q)3
WRC 1023Freshman Composition II (Q)3

Mathematics (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

MAT 1023College Algebra with Applications3
MAT 1033Algebra with Calculus for Business3
MAT 1043Introduction to Mathematics3
MAT 1073Algebra for Scientists and Engineers3
MAT 1093Precalculus3
MAT 1193Calculus for the Biosciences3
MAT 1214Calculus I4
STA 1053Basic Statistics3

Life and Physical Sciences (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete two of the following courses for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

ANT 2033Introduction to Biological Anthropology3
AST 1013Introduction to Astronomy3
AST 1033Exploration of the Solar System3
BIO 1233Contemporary Biology I3
BIO 1243Contemporary Biology II3
BIO 1404Biosciences I4
BIO 1414Biosciences II4
ES 1113Environmental Botany3
ES 1123Environmental Zoology3
ES 1213Environmental Geology3
ES 2013Introduction to Environmental Science I3
ES 2023Introduction to Environmental Science II3
GEO 1013The Third Planet3
GEO 1123Life Through Time3
GES 2613Physical Geography3
PHY 1013Universes3
PHY 1943Physics for Scientists and Engineers I3
PHY 1963Physics for Scientists and Engineers II3

Language, Philosophy and Culture (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AAS 2013Introduction to African American Studies3
AAS 2113African American Culture, Leadership and Social Issues3
ANT 2063Language, Thought, and Culture3
ARA 1014Elementary Arabic I4
ARC 1113Introduction to the Built Environment3
ARC 1413Architecture and Culture3
CHN 1014Elementary Chinese I4
CLA 2013Introduction to Ancient Greece3
CLA 2023Introduction to Ancient Rome3
CLA 2323Classical Mythology3
CSH 1103Literary Masterpieces of Western Culture I3
CSH 1113Literary Masterpieces of Western Culture II3
CSH 1213Topics in World Cultures3
CSH 2113The Foreign Film3
ENG 2013Introduction to Literature3
ENG 2213Literary Criticism and Analysis3
ENG 2383Multiethnic Literatures of the United States3
ENG 2423Literature of Texas and the Southwest3
FRN 1014Elementary French I4
FRN 2333French Literature in English Translation3
GER 1014Elementary German I4
GER 2333German Literature in English Translation3
GLA 1013U.S. in the Global Arena3
GES 1023World Regional Geography3
GRK 1114Introductory Classical Greek I4
HIS 2123Introduction to World Civilization to the Fifteenth Century3
HIS 2133Introduction to World Civilization since the Fifteenth Century3
HIS 2533Introduction to Latin American Civilization3
HIS 2543Introduction to Islamic Civilization3
HIS 2553Introduction to East Asian Civilization3
HIS 2573Introduction to African Civilization3
HIS 2583Introduction to South Asian Civilization3
HUM 2093World Religions3
ITL 1014Elementary Italian I4
ITL 2333Italian Literature in English Translation3
JPN 1014Elementary Japanese I4
LAT 1114Introductory Latin I4
MAS 2013Introduction to Chicano(a) Studies3
PHI 1043Critical Thinking3
PHI 2023Introduction to Ancient Philosophy3
PHI 2033Introduction to Early Modern Philosophy3
PHI 2123Contemporary Moral Issues3
RUS 1014Elementary Russian I4
RUS 2333Russian Literature in English Translation3
SPN 1014Elementary Spanish I4
SPN 2333Hispanic Literature in English Translation3
WS 2013Introduction to Women’s Studies3
WS 2023Introduction to LGBTQ Studies3

Creative Arts (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AHC 1113Survey of Art and Architecture from Prehistoric Times to 13503
AHC 1123Survey of Art and Architecture in Europe and the New World from 1350 to 17503
AHC 1133Survey of Modern Art3
ARC 1213Design I3
ARC 1513Great Buildings and Cities of the World3
ART 1103Introduction to Visual Arts3
ART 1143Art for Non-Art Majors3
CLA 2033Introduction to Classical Literature3
DAN 2003Introduction to Dance3
ENG 1113Introduction to Creative Literary Arts3
HUM 2023Introduction to the Humanities I3
HUM 2033Introduction to the Humanities II3
HUM 2053History of Film3
MAS 2023Latino Cultural Expressions3
MUS 2243World Music in Society3
MUS 2623Fundamentals of Music for the Non-Music Major3
MUS 2633American Roots Music3
MUS 2663History and Styles of Jazz3
MUS 2673History and Styles of Rock3
MUS 2683Masterpieces of Music3
MUS 2693The Music of Latin America and the Caribbean3
MUS 2743Music and Film3
PHI 2073Philosophy of Art3

American History (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete two of the following courses, for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

HIS 1043United States History: Pre-Columbus to Civil War Era3
HIS 1053United States History: Civil War Era to Present3
HIS 2053Texas History3

Government-Political Science (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete two of the following courses, for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

POL 1013Introduction to American Politics3
and one of the following two courses:
POL 1133Texas Politics and Society3
POL 1213Civil Rights in Texas and America3

Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AMS 2043Approaches to American Culture3
ANT 1013Introduction to Anthropology3
ANT 2043Introduction to Archaeology3
ANT 2053Introduction to Cultural Anthropology3
BBL 2003Language, Culture, and Society3
BBL 2243Globalizing the Local: Bilingual Families, Communities, and Schools3
BIO 1033Drugs and Society3
CRJ 1113The American Criminal Justice System3
ECO 2003Economic Principles and Issues3
ECO 2023Introductory Microeconomics3
EGR 1343The Impact of Modern Technologies on Society3
GES 1013Fundamentals of Geography3
GES 2623Human Geography3
HTH 2413Introduction to Community and Public Health3
HTH 2513Personal Health3
IDS 2113Society and Social Issues3
PSY 1013Introduction to Psychology3
SOC 1013Introduction to Sociology3
SOC 2013Social Problems3
SOC 2023Social Context of Drug Use3

Component Area Option (CAO) (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete either one of the following courses or any additional Core Curriculum course not previously used to satisfy a core component area requirement, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

COM 2113Public Speaking3
CS 1173Data Analysis and Visualization3
EGR 1403Technical Communication3
ENG 2413Technical Writing3
PAD 1113Public Administration in American Society3
PHI 2043Introductory Logic3
Core Curriculum Component Area Requirements
First Year Experience Requirement 3
Communication 6
Mathematics 3
Life and Physical Sciences 6
Language, Philosophy and Culture 3
Creative Arts 3
American History 6
Government-Political Science 6
Social and Behavioral Sciences 3
Component Area Option 3
Total Credit Hours 42

Gateway Course

Students pursuing the B.A. degree in History must successfully complete the following Gateway Course with a grade of “C-” or better in no more than two attempts. A student who is unable to successfully complete this course within two attempts, including dropping the course with a grade of “W” or taking an equivalent course at another institution, will be required to change his or her major.

HIS 2003Historical Methods

Degree Requirements

A. Required courses
ANT 1013Introduction to Anthropology3
ECO 2003Economic Principles and Issues3
ECO 2013Introductory Macroeconomics3
GES 1013Fundamentals of Geography3
GES 1023World Regional Geography3
GES 2613Physical Geography3
HIS 1043United States History: Pre-Columbus to Civil War Era3
HIS 1053United States History: Civil War Era to Present3
HIS 2003Historical Methods3
HIS 2123Introduction to World Civilization to the Fifteenth Century3
HIS 2133Introduction to World Civilization since the Fifteenth Century3
HIS 2563Introduction to European Civilization3
HIS 4143History Standards and Their Public Reception3
HIS 4973Seminar in History3
B. Civilization courses
Select two of the following:6
Civilizations of Mexico
Ancient Civilizations
Introduction to Latin American Civilization
Introduction to Islamic Civilization
Introduction to East Asian Civilization
Introduction to African Civilization
Introduction to South Asian Civilization
C. Upper-division history courses
Specifically two in U.S. history, one in European history, and two in either Latin American, Asian or African history 15
D. Additional courses
Select two of the following:6
United States Constitutional History
American Political Thought
The American Presidency
Constitutional Law I
E. Additional Political Science course
Select one of the following:3
International Politics
Comparative Politics
Mexican American Politics
Contemporary Theories of Justice
Political Philosophy: Modern
Race, Ethnicity and Public Policy
Constitutional Law II
Political Parties and Interest Groups
The Legislative Process
Latin American Politics
European Governments
American Foreign Policy since World War II
F. Geography course
Select one of the following:3
Geography of the United States and Canada
Geography of Latin America
Geography of Europe
Cultural Geography
Urban Geography
Geography of Local Economic Activity
Political Geography
Physiography
G. Communication, reading and education courses
BBL 3403Cultural and Linguistic Equity for Schooling3
C&I 4203Models of Teaching in the Content Areas of the Secondary School3
C&I 4646Clinical Teaching: Grades 7–126
EDP 3203Learning and Development in the Secondary School Adolescent3
EDP 4203Assessment and Evaluation3
EDU 2103Social Foundations for Education in a Diverse U.S. Society3
HIS 2053Texas History3
IDS 2013Introduction to Learning and Teaching in a Culturally Diverse Society3
LTED 3773Reading and Writing Across the Disciplines-Grades 7–123
SPE 3603Introduction to Special Education3
Total Credit Hours108

Course Sequence Guide for B.A. Degree in History with a Concentration in Social Studies

This course sequence guide is designed to assist students in completing their UTSA undergraduate History degree requirements. This is merely a guide and students must satisfy other requirements of this catalog and meet with their academic advisor for individualized degree plans. Progress within this guide depends upon such factors as course availability, individual student academic preparation, student time management, work obligations, and individual financial considerations. Students may choose to take courses during Summer terms to reduce course loads during long semesters.

B.A. in History, Concentration in Social Studies – Four-Year Academic Plan

First Year
FallCredit Hours
ANT 1013Introduction to Anthropology 3
ECO 2003Economic Principles and Issues (core and major) 3
HIS 1043United States History: Pre-Columbus to Civil War Era (core and major) 3
POL 1013Introduction to American Politics (core) 3
WRC 1013Freshman Composition I (Q) (core) 3
Mathematics core 3
Spring
AIS 1203Academic Inquiry and Scholarship (core) 3
ECO 2013Introductory Macroeconomics 3
HIS 1053United States History: Civil War Era to Present (core and major) 3
POL 1133 or 1213Texas Politics and Society (core) 3
WRC 1023Freshman Composition II (Q) (core) 3
Life & Physical Sciences core 3
Second Year
Fall
GES 1013Fundamentals of Geography (core and major) 3
HIS 2003Historical Methods 3
HIS 2053Texas History 3
HIS 2123Introduction to World Civilization to the Fifteenth Century (core and major) 13
HIS 2563Introduction to European Civilization 3
IDS 2013Introduction to Learning and Teaching in a Culturally Diverse Society 3
Spring
EDU 2103Social Foundations for Education in a Diverse U.S. Society 3
GES 2613Physical Geography (core and major) 3
HIS 2133Introduction to World Civilization since the Fifteenth Century 13
Civilization course from Section B 3
Upper-division U.S. HIS 3
Creative Arts core 3
Third Year
Fall
BBL 3403Cultural and Linguistic Equity for Schooling 3
EDP 3203Learning and Development in the Secondary School Adolescent 3
SPE 3603Introduction to Special Education 3
POL course from Section E 3
POL or HIS course from Section D 3
Upper-division African/Asian/Latin American HIS 3
Spring
EDP 4203Assessment and Evaluation 3
GES 1023World Regional Geography 3
LTED 3773Reading and Writing Across the Disciplines-Grades 7–12 3
POL or HIS course from Section D 3
Upper-division European HIS 3
Upper-division U.S. HIS 3
Fourth Year
Fall
C&I 4203Models of Teaching in the Content Areas of the Secondary School 3
HIS 4143History Standards and Their Public Reception 3
HIS 4973Seminar in History 3
Civilization course from Section B 3
GES course from Section F 3
Upper-division African/Asian/Latin American HIS 3
Spring
C&I 4646Clinical Teaching: Grades 7–12 6
 Total Credit Hours: 132.0

Minor in American Studies

All students pursuing a Minor in American Studies must complete 21 semester credit hours.

A. Required courses
AMS 2043Approaches to American Culture3
AMS 3123Applications of American Studies3
AMS 3243Studies in Transnationalism3
AMS 3343Studies in Race and Ethnicity3
AMS 3443Studies in Gender and Sexuality3
B. Select two of the following:6
Early American Culture
Modern American Culture
Topics in American Culture
Total Credit Hours21

To declare a Minor in American Studies, or seek approval of substitutions for course requirements, students should consult their academic advisor.

Minor in History

All students pursuing a Minor in History must complete 18 semester credit hours.

A. Required courses
HIS 2003Historical Methods3
HIS 2123Introduction to World Civilization to the Fifteenth Century3
or HIS 2133 Introduction to World Civilization since the Fifteenth Century
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Latin American Civilization
Introduction to Islamic Civilization
Introduction to East Asian Civilization
Introduction to European Civilization
Introduction to African Civilization
Introduction to South Asian Civilization
B. Upper-division history electives
Electives9
Total Credit Hours18

To declare a Minor in History, obtain advice, or seek approval for substitutions for course requirements, students should consult their academic advisor.

American Studies (AMS) Courses

AMS 2043. Approaches to American Culture. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Introduces students to a variety of approaches to the study of American culture. Course materials will focus on key concepts such as race and ethnicity, transnationalism and border studies, and gender and sexuality. Students will be encouraged to integrate community-based resources such as local museums, archives, and research centers into course-required projects. May be applied toward the Core Curriculum requirement in Social and Behavioral Sciences. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

AMS 3013. Early American Culture. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Examines the influences that shaped American culture to the 20th century. Topics may include the impact of colonialism, the Enlightenment, the frontier, industrialism, ethnicity, race, religious reform, and other factors in the development of a distinctive society.

AMS 3023. Modern American Culture. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Examines major trends in American culture during and after the industrial revolution, with special attention to the consequences of urbanization, suburbanization, industrialization, race relations, popular culture, technology, and secularization. Generally offered: Spring.

AMS 3123. Applications of American Studies. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Applications of theories and methods of American Studies to particular areas of U.S. culture. Course addresses concepts of nationalism, citizenship, and nation building, inclusion and exclusion in American society, as well as how American cultural and group identities exist in relation to each other. Generally offered: Fall.

AMS 3243. Studies in Transnationalism. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Exploration of borders, boundaries, crossings, and exchange in American Studies, with special reference to questions of national identity, material culture, transnationalism, and the impacts of globalization. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Generally offered: Fall.

AMS 3343. Studies in Race and Ethnicity. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

The study of historical, social, cultural, and material influences on race and ethnicity. Course will use texts from literature, sociology, history, and other disciplines. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

AMS 3443. Studies in Gender and Sexuality. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Examination of topics such as masculine, feminine, gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered definitions of gender and sexuality. Course will use texts from literature, sociology, history, and other disciplines. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

AMS 4823. Topics in American Culture. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

An in-depth study of a selected issue or topic in American Studies. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

AMS 4913. Independent Study. (0-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: Permission in writing (form available) of the instructor, the student’s AMS advisor, the Department Chair, and Dean of the College of Liberal and Fine Arts. Independent reading, research, discussion, and/or writing under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated for credit, but not more than 6 semester credit hours of independent study, regardless of discipline, will apply to a bachelor’s degree.

AMS 4933. Internship in American Studies. (0-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Consent of AMS program coordinator. Supervised experience relevant to American Studies within selected community organizations. A maximum of 6 semester credit hours may be earned through Internship in American Studies. Must be taken on a credit/no-credit basis. Only 3 semester credit hours can be applied to the major in American Studies.

AMS 4936. Internship in American Studies. (0-0) 6 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Consent of AMS program coordinator. Supervised experience relevant to American Studies within selected community organizations. A maximum of 6 semester credit hours may be earned through Internship in American Studies. Must be taken on a credit/no-credit basis. Only 3 semester credit hours can be applied to the major in American Studies.

AMS 4973. Advanced Seminar in American Studies. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: AMS 2043, AMS 3123, and one of the following: AMS 3243, AMS 3343, AMS 3443, or consent of instructor. An in-depth study of a central theme, problem, or topic in American Studies. Focuses on research methods and preparation of senior portfolio required for the major degree. Generally offered: Spring.

AMS 4993. Honors Thesis. (0-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: Enrollment limited to candidates for Honors in American Studies during their last two semesters. Supervised research and preparation of an honors thesis. May be repeated once with advisor’s approval.

History (HIS) Courses

HIS 1043. United States History: Pre-Columbus to Civil War Era. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours. (TCCN = HIST 1301)

From a variety of perspectives, this course will analyze topics covering the geography of North America; pre-Columbian societies; European colonial societies and their transition into the national period; the development of modern economic structures and political traditions; westward expansion; class, race, ethnicity, and gender; cultural diversity and national unity; the relations of the United States to other nations and cultures; and the impact of these trends and issues on the development of the nation. May be applied toward the Core Curriculum requirement in American History. Generally offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

HIS 1053. United States History: Civil War Era to Present. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours. (TCCN = HIST 1302)

From a variety of perspectives, this course will analyze topics covering the development of the United States as an urban industrial nation; the rising importance of the business cycle, corporations, and immigration; political traditions; class, race, ethnicity, and gender; cultural diversity and national unity; the relationship between the United States and other nations and cultures; and the impact of these trends on the development of the nation. May be applied toward the Core Curriculum requirement in American History. Generally offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

HIS 2003. Historical Methods. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: WRC 1013. An introduction to the study of history in which students will consider examples and approaches to the problems of research and writing in the field. This course is designed for students completing requirements for a major or minor in history. A minimum grade of "C-" is needed in HIS 2003 to enroll in HIS 4973. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

HIS 2053. Texas History. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours. (TCCN = HIST 2301)

An overview of the development of Texas from the era of Spanish exploration and colonization to the modern period, with emphasis on major events in the 19th and 20th centuries. Topics may vary, but generally will include cultural geography, contributions of ethnic minorities and women, the Republic of Texas, statehood, secession, Reconstruction, conservatism, reform, oil exploration, urbanization, and political, economic, and social change in the post-World War II era. May be applied toward the Core Curriculum requirement in American History. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

HIS 2123. Introduction to World Civilization to the Fifteenth Century. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours. (TCCN = HIST 2321)

A general introduction to World History from the Late Neolithic to the Columbian Encounter in the late 15th century CE. Broad overview of the pattern of development of major civilizations and their interactions with closer attention given to those events, institutions, beliefs, and practices that involved and affected large numbers of people and had lasting significance for later generations. This course is always offered as a Q-course. May be applied toward the Core Curriculum requirement in Language, Philosophy and Culture. (Credit cannot be earned for both HIS 2123 and IDS 2203.) Generally offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

HIS 2133. Introduction to World Civilization since the Fifteenth Century. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours. (TCCN = HIST 2322)

A general introduction to World History since the late 15th century CE. Broad overview of the pattern of development of major civilizations and their interactions with closer attention to those events, institutions, beliefs, and practices that involved and affected large numbers of people and laid foundations of the modern world. May be applied toward the Core Curriculum requirement in Language, Philosophy and Culture. (Credit cannot be earned for both HIS 2133 and IDS 2213.) Generally offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

HIS 2533. Introduction to Latin American Civilization. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

An introduction to Latin America examining the broader topics that shaped its history. These topics may include Native American societies; the encounter between Native Americans, Europeans, and Africans; the post-Independence era; the different paths toward nation-building; the nature of authoritarian regimes; the impact of revolutions; and the cultural development of Latin America and its historiography. May be applied toward the Core Curriculum requirement in Language, Philosophy and Culture. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

HIS 2543. Introduction to Islamic Civilization. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

An introduction to the role of Islam in world history from the Prophet and the founding of the Umayyad Caliphate to the breakup of the Ottoman Empire. Primary focus will be on the Ottoman Empire, its institutions and culture, and its interaction with Western civilization. May be applied toward the Core Curriculum requirement in Language, Philosophy and Culture. Generally offered: Fall.

HIS 2553. Introduction to East Asian Civilization. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

An introduction to East Asian history and culture from antiquity to the beginning of the modern period during the 17th and 18th centuries. The course will cover China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam, with particular attention to the development of culture, society, and the state in the traditional era prior to the arrival of the West in East Asia. May be applied toward the Core Curriculum requirement in Language, Philosophy and Culture.

HIS 2563. Introduction to European Civilization. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

An introduction to the major historical and historiographical problems in the experience of Europe from the earliest times to the present. The course will expose students to a variety of intellectual approaches and to the diversity of European history.

HIS 2573. Introduction to African Civilization. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

An introduction to the major historical and historiographical problems in the experience of Africa from the earliest times to the present. The course will expose students to a variety of intellectual approaches and to the diversity of African history. May be applied toward the Core Curriculum requirement in Language, Philosophy and Culture.

HIS 2583. Introduction to South Asian Civilization. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

This course explores the history, cultures, religions, and civilization of the Indian subcontinent from earliest times to the present. It begins with prehistory and the Indus civilization, the migration and settlement of the Aryans, the ancient empires of the Maurya and Gupta, and the Islamic conquest. The rise and fall of various Muslim kingdoms of the Mughal Empire, British colonial rule, the nationalist movements and independence of India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh are also discussed. May be applied toward the Core Curriculum requirement in Language, Philosophy and Culture.

HIS 3003. Colonial America and the Formation of American Society. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

An examination of the development and transformation of colonial societies in the 17th and 18th centuries, with special emphasis on family and community studies as measures of social change. Generally offered: Fall.

HIS 3023. American Independence and National Unity, 1760–1820. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Topics may include origins of the American Revolution, the Revolutionary War, the struggle for unity, and the early years of nationhood.

HIS 3033. The Spanish and Mexican Borderlands. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

This course will provide students an opportunity to study Spanish exploration, the colonization of New Spain’s northern frontier, and the shift from Spanish to Mexican sovereignty. Topics that may be discussed include Hispanic institutions; customs and traditions; the development of a frontier society; inter-cultural exchanges, conflicts, and negotiations between native societies, Spanish-Mexican settlers, and non-Hispanic European Americans and immigrants; Mexico’s struggle for independence; social, cultural, economic, and political trends within the Mexican republic; the westward migration of people from the United States into Mexico’s northern frontier; the Texas revolt, and the U.S.-Mexico War.

HIS 3043. History of Women in the United States: Pre-Columbus to 1890. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

An examination of how women have been affected by economic, social, cultural, and political structures, with emphasis on the role of class, race, ethnicity, region, and age. Topics may include Native American societies, colonial life, the impact of the American Revolution, the early national period, slavery, the Civil War, westward expansion, and the "cult of domesticity." (Formerly HIS 3473. Credit cannot be earned for both HIS 3043 and HIS 3473).

HIS 3053. History of Women in the United States: Since 1890. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

This course will offer an analysis of women’s lives in U.S. history since 1890 and may examine women’s role in the Progressive Era, World Wars, the Civil Rights Movement, and the Feminist Movement. It will consider the effects of economic, social, cultural, and political structures on women since 1890, with particular attention to the role of class, race, ethnicity, region, and age. (Formerly HIS 3473. Credit cannot be earned for both HIS 3053 and HIS 3473.) Generally offered: Spring.

HIS 3083. History of the American West. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

An examination of the American westward movement in the 19th and 20th centuries. Topics may include the conquest and settlement of the territory, the relationship of the new territory to the nation, patterns of economic development, community building, population diversity, and the symbolism of the frontier.

HIS 3093. United States Constitutional History. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Constitutional developments from the formation of the state and federal constitutions to Watergate. Particular attention is paid to the context of judicial decision-making at the Supreme Court level and the impact of those decisions on American life. Complements POL 3323 Constitutional Law I.

HIS 3113. North American Indian Histories. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

A history of the American Indian from European contact to the present. Attention is given to the internal cultural, economic, and political developments of the different Indian groups as well as to the European and American developments and policies affecting the Indian. (Formerly titled "The American Indian").

HIS 3123. Colonial Texas under Spanish and Mexican Rule to 1836. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

An overview of Texas history beginning with 16th-century and 17th-century Spanish exploration, with emphasis on 18th-century colonization, and culminating in 19th-century Anglo-American immigration and the sociopolitical changes that resulted in Texas independence.

HIS 3133. Themes in the Social History of the United States. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

A survey of social history focusing on the American experience. The course explores changes in the family, work, gender roles, mobility, migration, urbanization, and industrialization, with special attention to class, race, ethnicity, and gender.

HIS 3173. Modern America, 1914–1945. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

An examination of the many developments which fundamentally transformed American society between 1914 and 1945. The course examines how these developments reverberated throughout society, affecting all aspects of American life from habits of leisure to patterns of race relations, from the role of women to the style of presidential leadership.

HIS 3183. Law and American Development. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

The impact of law from colonial times to the present. Particular attention will be paid to the impact of law on social change, economic growth, and political development.

HIS 3193. The South in American History. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Topics may include development of southern identity, slavery, Civil War and Reconstruction, Jim Crowism, the black experience, and the civil rights movement, with emphasis on the period since 1815.

HIS 3223. The Civil War in the Age of Nationalism. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

The U.S. Civil War occurred during an age of violent political upheaval in Europe and the Americas. Grounding the significance of the causes of the Civil War in a transnational context, this course will examine how questions of national self-determination, race, and class the world over influenced the growing differences between the American North and South, as well as the war itself. Setting the Civil War in an international context, this course will enlarge the understanding of the global rise of nationalism in the nineteenth century.

HIS 3243. Europe in the Nineteenth Century. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

The course offers a survey of European history from the Congress of Vienna until World War I. Topics may include an examination of the changing scope of international relations, industrial growth and acceleration, the conditions among social groups, and various social and political initiatives among European nations.

HIS 3253. The United States since 1945. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

An examination of the social, political, economic, and cultural developments which have shaped life in the United States since World War II. Students will explore the causes and consequences of the country’s evolution into a pluralistic, suburban, postindustrial superpower during the last half of the 20th century.

HIS 3263. Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Europe. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

A survey of European history under the Ancient Regime to 1789. Examination of the development of and the limits to absolutism, the "crisis" of the 17th century and the Baroque, the rise of science, and the culture of the Enlightenment.

HIS 3273. The Early Middle Ages. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

This course will examine culture and society in the West (in what was to be Europe) from Late Antiquity to about A.D. 1000. It will focus on the transformation and survival of old social, political, and cultural forms at the end of the Roman Empire and the emergence of new ones in the successor states of Italy, Gaul, Germany, and Britain.

HIS 3283. Twentieth-Century Europe. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Economic, social, political, and cultural change in Europe since World War I. Topics may include the formation of new political movements (such as social democracy, communism, fascism) between the wars, World War II and its effects, the postwar transformation of Europe, and the Cold War in Europe.

HIS 3293. Imperial Spain. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

The history of Spain and its empire from the fifteenth to the early nineteenth century. Topics may include the union of Castile and Aragon, Hapsburg imperialism, the conquest of the Americas, transatlantic and transpacific exchange, the Bourbon reforms, and the Spanish American wars for independence.

HIS 3303. History of Mexico. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

An overview of Mexican history from the pre-Columbian indigenous civilizations to the present. The course will cover the peopling of Mexico, the conquest, the formation of colonial society, independence, the Mexican American War, the liberal reforms, the Porfiriato, and the Mexican Revolution. Generally offered: Spring.

HIS 3313. History of U.S. Relations with Latin America. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

A survey of U.S. relations with Latin America from the Monroe Doctrine to the present. General topics may include the Monroe Doctrine, Manifest Destiny, gunboat diplomacy, the Good Neighbor Policy, the Cold War, and the Alliance for Progress. Specific themes include U.S. reactions to revolutions, authoritarian regimes, and reformist governments.

HIS 3323. Mexican American History to 1900. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

This course surveys the origins of Mexican Americans in the United States from the point of contact between indigenous people and Spanish colonizers to 1900. Thematic topics may include conquest, Spanish colonization, the development of borderlands cultures, migratory and settlement patterns, gendered borderlands, and labor. While the course will end at a time when the U.S. is emerging as a global industrialized nation, much of it covers a time period prior to the foundation of the U.S. as a nation state, thus demonstrating the deep histories of Mexican Americans tied to this land.

HIS 3333. Mexican American History since 1900. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

This course surveys the history of Mexican Americans in the modern United States from 1900 to the present. Covering the period of the greatest migratory flows into the United States from Mexico, this course will address the development of transnational communities and regional identities within the U.S. Emphasis will be placed on such topics as the dialectic between immigration and historically rooted communities, the formation of varied racial and class based identities, civil rights, labor, changing gender roles, and the dynamic geographies of North America.

HIS 3353. Latin America since Independence. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

The course will emphasize the 19th and 20th centuries and may include the following topics: the breakdown of colonialism; the problems of independence; neocolonial development; the impact of the Depression; industrialization and urbanization; and the importance of nationalism, socialism, fascism, communism, and revolution in the contemporary era.

HIS 3373. Revolution in Latin America. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

An analysis of the role colonial legacies played in 19th- and 20th-century social and political violence. Case studies may include Mexico, Bolivia, Cuba, Chile, and Nicaragua.

HIS 3403. Pre-Hispanic and Colonial Latin America. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

An analysis of the pre-Columbian Indian civilizations, the Spanish conquest, and the Spanish and Portuguese colonial societies of the New World.

HIS 3423. United States-Mexico Border. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

This course will examine social, economic, and political conditions shaping the character of the United States-Mexico borderlands. Using a transnational approach, students will have an opportunity to explore the history of the border as a multi-cultural region, and to examine issues relevant to the development of the border area. Topics of interest may include urbanization; industrialization; constructions of race, ethnicity, class, gender, and nationality; trade; migration; security; and ecological problems.

HIS 3433. The Emergence of Modern America, 1877–1914. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

An examination of social and political responses to the industrial revolution in the United States.

HIS 3453. History of Medicine in America. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

The course examines the social and cultural history of health and healing in the United States. By contextualizing the history of health, healthcare, patient stories, disease, and professional development, it provides analytical skills necessary to better evaluate the place of medicine in modern American culture. The particular focus of the course may vary by semester to more closely examine such historical topics as: women and health; rise of the medical profession; technology and medicine; popular culture and health history; and medicine and film.

HIS 3463. History of Religion in the United States. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

This course examines Puritanism, disestablishment, the First and Second Great Awakenings, religion and the Civil War, the Social Gospel, urban revivalism and religion, the growth of evangelical Protestantism, and religion in modern America. Special thematic concentrations may include church-state relations, the role of race and ethnicity in American religion, Catholicism and African American religions.

HIS 3493. History of San Antonio. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Topics may include the cultural origins of colonial San Antonio; political, economic, and social development; and the effects of urbanization on local ethnic communities.

HIS 3513. Warfare in the Premodern World. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

A comparative study of military change in the ancient, medieval, and early modern world (to 1815 and the end of the Napoleonic Wars). The course examines such controversies as the Military Revolution and the Fiscal-Military State and describes how societies in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas organized, trained, and provisioned military forces, developed tactics and strategies of war, and how their military organization impacted state-society relations and their struggles for survival or imperial expansion.

HIS 3523. European Cultural History. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Introduction to various aspects of the European cultural heritage focusing on the interaction between society and culture. Topics may include popular culture, the arts, philosophy, science, social theory, ideology, and mass media. Course content may include discussions of sexuality and graphic visual materials suitable for an adult audience.

HIS 3543. History of Modern Warfare. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Survey of the major developments in the history of war since the Napoleonic era. Analyses of the social, economic, and political context in which wars have occurred. Topics may include emergence of new forms of weaponry, strategy, logistics, and tactics.

HIS 3553. Civil War America. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

This course explores the Civil War era in American history, beginning by tracing the causes of the Civil War, including the role that the economics of slavery played in the conflict. It studies the war itself, examining the social, cultural, and military aspects of the war. The course concludes with an examination of the attempts to reconstruct the Union in the years after the Confederate surrender. Generally offered: Spring.

HIS 3563. African American History to the Civil War. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

A survey of the social, economic, political, and cultural history of African Americans from the time of contact with European slave traders until the Civil War. The course will examine the process by which millions of Africans were taken from their homelands, enslaved, and transported to America, where they were gradually, and often violently, transformed into Americans. While the course will focus on the United States, it will also consider how the experiences of Blacks in America relate to the history of the peoples of the African diaspora.

HIS 3573. African American History since the Civil War. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

This course surveys the African American experience from emancipation to the present, focusing on political, economic, cultural, and social developments. The course will utilize both traditional historical methodology, with its emphasis on chronology and the examination of documents and alternative interdisciplinary methodologies, which analyze nontraditional sources such as film, music, and oral interviews.

HIS 3603. Occupation, Revolution and Nation in Africa. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

This course focuses on political and social change in Africa after 1800, a particularly tumultuous and often violent period in African history. Working from an African perspective, students will explore events and historical processes that were often triggered by external forces. The course examines the ways in which historical themes—conquest, resistance, revolution, nationalism, identity politics—play out in an African context. (Formerly titled "Africa in Colonial and Post-Colonial Contexts").

HIS 3613. Migration, Society and Culture in Africa. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Examination of political and social organization in African societies. The emphasis is on Africa prior to colonization. Topics will include regional trading networks, slavery, the range of political/governmental structures, cultural variation (including categories of gender and generation), and African relations with other parts of the world. (Formerly titled "African Politics, States, and Empires").

HIS 3623. History of the Civil Rights Movement. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

An examination of the struggle for civil rights in the United States from the conclusion of the Civil War to the present. While particular attention will be paid to the movement by Black southerners for equal rights, the course will also consider the struggle for civil rights conducted by other racial minorities in the United States.

HIS 3633. Early Modern England, 1485–1760. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

English history in the Tudor, Stuart, and early Hanoverian eras emphasizing the growth of the national state, the overseas expansion of England, and preindustrial social and economic change.

HIS 3673. Introduction to Latina/o History. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

This course will compare the immigration experiences of people arriving in the United States from different parts of Latin America and the Caribbean. The focus will be on immigrants from other regions of the Americas (e.g., Mexico, Central America, Puerto Rico, Cuba, and the Dominican Republic). Students will have the opportunity to explore the factors that fueled immigration by examining social, political, and economic developments in the sending nations and in the United States. Topics may include territorial conquest, colonialism, real and imagined borders, chain migration, formation of immigrant communities, acculturation, circular migration, gender relations, and social networks.

HIS 3723. The High Middle Ages and the Early Renaissance. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

This course will examine the cultural, political, and social achievements of High Medieval Europe, with particular reference to France, Germany, and Italy. It will then focus on the great crisis of the 14th century and the emergence of a new, antimedieval culture in Early Renaissance Italy to about 1450.

HIS 3733. Europe in the High Renaissance and Reformation. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

This course will study the cultural, social, and political developments of Italy and Northern Europe in the time of the High Renaissance and the Reformation (ca. 1450–1550).

HIS 3743. Imperial Russia. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

The development of Russia from the accession of Peter the Great to the outbreak of the Russian Revolution.

HIS 3753. The Soviet Union and After. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

The evolution of Russia from the revolution of 1917 to the present. A critical analysis of the construction and decline of a socialist society in the Soviet Union and the relationship of 20th-century Russia to the outside world.

HIS 3763. Russia before Peter the Great. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

An examination of the Russian state-building process in the period from the Mongol Yoke to the formation of the Russian Empire, focusing on the development of autocracy, serfdom, and the state service system and examining Russia’s relations with Europe and Asia.

HIS 3773. The Age of the Baroque. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

This course will examine the formation of a Post-Renaissance culture in Europe, with the emergence of Mannerism and the Baroque, and the rise of science. It will also study the struggles for religious and political mastery on the continent from roughly the Peace of Augsburg (1555) to the end of the Thirty Years’ War (1648), in the context of economic, social, and political change.

HIS 3803. World History in the Cinema. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

An analysis of several classic films to introduce for closer critical study important events and issues in world history which have intrigued film makers and their audiences as well as historians. Exploration of the similarities and differences between artistic and historical imagination. (Formerly HIS 2073. Credit cannot be earned for both HIS 3803 and HIS 2073).

HIS 3813. American Political History. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

A study of American political history from the 18th century to the present. Deals with presidents and major national developments and may consider such topics as federalism, state politics, voting behavior, party systems, and political realignment.

HIS 3823. History of American Foreign Relations. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

This course examines the emergence of the United States as a world power and its subsequent activities in world affairs. The course places particular emphasis on the domestic roots of U.S. activity, the factors shaping perceptions of international affairs, and the causes and consequences of international conflicts involving the United States.

HIS 3833. American Icons. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Examines major events within the past one hundred years that have shaped the "the American Century." Students will have the opportunity to explore the way in which images, institutions, symbols, and persons have become icons, representing American values and ideas, at home and abroad.

HIS 3843. Migration and History. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

What has caused people to migrate as individuals and as groups? To what extent has geographical mobility been a function of economic mobilization, political transformation, social upheaval, and/or technological revolution? How has the migratory process, in turn, affected the migrants themselves, both in their place of origin, and in the host society? Specific theme, regional focus, and time period may vary according to the instructor’s choice of examples drawn from a variety of historical situations.

HIS 3863. Global History of World War I. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

This course examines the First World War in Europe and beyond. Topics may include the war’s origins, the competing strategic interests of the Great Powers, the impact of the war on Russia, Africa, and the Middle East, the experience of soldiers at the front and civilians at home, and the cultural consequences of war.

HIS 3873. History of World War II in Europe. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

This course examines the origins and impact of World War II in Europe. While multiple theatres of war are considered, this is not a military history course. Instead, the focus is primarily on the war’s impact on civilian populations and the manner in which the conflict transformed the economic, social, and political realities of domestic life for the major combatants.

HIS 3903. Modern Japan. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

An overview of Japanese history since the end of the 16th century. Topics may include the Tokugawa period of early modern history, the Meiji transformation of state and society, the rise of Japanese militarism leading up to the Pacific War, the American occupation, and the subsequent rebirth of Japan into a global economic giant.

HIS 3913. Late Imperial China. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Chinese history from the late Ming (ca. 1550) to the end of the Qing dynasty in the 1911 Revolution. The course will address the nature of imperial institutions, state-society interaction, economic developments, social and cultural changes, and China’s relationship with the outside world.

HIS 3923. China in Revolution. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

A study of 20th-century China. The course will analyze and characterize the different phases of revolutionary changes in China and examine the sources of its revolutionary impulse. Generally offered: Spring.

HIS 3943. History of India. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

This course questions the extent to which South Asia is an outcome of its traditional structure (religion, caste hierarchy, joint families, village communities), and how much it is a product of global historical forces including colonialism, capitalism, feminism, and globalization. It examines politics and cultures of South Asia, with emphasis on the freedom struggle, the rise of the Congress and the Muslim League, the two-nation theory, partition and independence, the untouchables, and other contemporary issues including globalization and diaspora. (Formerly titled "Modern India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh").

HIS 3953. Cultures and Empires of the Silk Road, 700 BCE – 1480 CE. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

An examination of the political, military, economic, and cultural interaction of nomadic and sedentary peoples along the northern Silk Road running from Western China through Central Asia to the Black Sea Steppe. Topics may range from the formation of the first powerful nomadic tribal confederations (Scythians, Sarmatians, Huns) in the Iron Age and culminating with the rise of the great Gunpowder Empires of the Ottomans, Timurids, and Moscow tsars in the 14th and 15th centuries.

HIS 3963. Women and Gender in India. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

This course examines the history of women in the Indian subcontinent from colonial times under British rule to modern independent India. Topics to be discussed and studied include the dowry system, colonial reform movements, education for women, special challenges for Muslim, Christian, and low-caste women, and the nationalist struggle for independence.

HIS 3973. Muslim South Asia: India, Pakistan, Bangladesh. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

This course addresses the development and rise of Muslim nationalism in the Indian subcontinent. Under British colonial rule, Muslims in South Asia began to emerge as a political community, ultimately demanding self-rule under the sovereignty of Pakistan. After a chaotic Partition with India in 1947, Pakistan struggled to achieve cohesion across lines of region, language, and ethnicity. A civil war in 1971 led to the formation of the independent nation of Bangladesh. The class may consider topics of history, culture, gender, class, religion, and economic development for Muslims in South Asia, along with issues of contemporary interest in the region.

HIS 3983. Women and Gender in Latin America. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

This course examines the role of gender in Latin American history, particularly with respect to the lives of ordinary women. Topics that may be discussed include exploring the changing roles of women over time to see how colonialism and imperialism, the rise of capitalism, and the existence of race/ethnicity and class hierarchies impacted women’s social, economic and political roles. Regional and topical themes may vary. Throughout the course, we will be sensitive to how gender norms informed the ways women and men exercised power as well as the forces that constrained them from using power.

HIS 4133. History and the Public. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Investigation of the status, uses, and value of history in schools and universities, and in other spheres of life. Special interests include public and private roles of scholars and intellectuals, forms of public history, literary and cinematic uses of history, public policy applications, history as social and cultural criticism, and alternative conceptions of history and historians' work.

HIS 4143. History Standards and Their Public Reception. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

This course, intended especially for majors pursuing certification to teach History in the public schools, examines the continuing debate about the articulation of standards for United States and World History instruction in primary and secondary schools. It offers students the opportunity to review the range of specific skills and understandings professional historians have tried to represent in History education. It further identifies the external expectations and pressures upon History instruction in the current day as well as the past. Generally offered: Fall.

HIS 4223. Environmental History of the United States. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

An introductory survey of the interaction of human beings and the environment in the United States from early Indian occupancy to the present. Topics may include problems of ecological change, climate, energy, population, conservation, and human ideas and uses of nature.

HIS 4233. American Society in the 1960s. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

This course examines the political, cultural, and social developments that shaped American society in the 1960s. Topics will include the emergence of movements for social change, the expansion of the welfare state, the growth of the counterculture, and the Americanization of the war in Vietnam. The course will invite students to move beyond the stereotypes of the 1960s and to explore how different people responded to, participated in, and experienced the changes that occurred in American society during this turbulent decade.

HIS 4603. Issues in History. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Coverage of topics of current interest in the field of history. May be repeated for credit when topics vary, but not more than 6 semester credit hours will apply to a bachelor’s degree. (Formerly HIS 4923).

HIS 4911. Independent Study. (0-0) 1 Credit Hour.

Prerequisites: Permission in writing (form available) from the instructor, the student’s advisor, the Department Chair, and Dean of the College in which the course is offered. Independent reading, research, discussion, and/or writing under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated for credit, but not more than 6 semester credit hours of independent study, regardless of discipline, will apply to a bachelor’s degree.

HIS 4913. Independent Study. (0-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: Permission in writing (form available) from the instructor, the student’s advisor, the Department Chair, and Dean of the College in which the course is offered. Independent reading, research, discussion, and/or writing under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated for credit, but not more than 6 semester credit hours of independent study, regardless of discipline, will apply to a bachelor’s degree.

HIS 4933. Internship in History. (0-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: HIS 2003 and consent of Department Chair. Supervised experience relevant to history within selected community organizations. A maximum of 6 semester credit hours may be earned through Internship in History. Must be taken on a credit/no-credit basis.

HIS 4953. Special Studies in History. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

An organized course offering the opportunity for specialized study not normally or not often available as part of the regular course offerings. Special Studies may be repeated for credit when topics vary, but not more than 6 semester credit hours, regardless of discipline, will apply to a bachelor’s degree. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

HIS 4973. Seminar in History. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: HIS 2003 with a minimum grade of "C-". The opportunity for an intensive study of a selected topic. Primary emphasis on supervised research on various aspects of the topic. Enrollment limited to juniors and seniors majoring in history. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

HIS 4993. Honors Thesis. (0-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: Enrollment limited to candidates for Honors in History during their last two semesters; and/or completion of honors examination and consent of the Honors College. Supervised research and preparation of an honors thesis. May be repeated once with advisor’s approval. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.