Courses at the 500-level

HIST 501: Historiography

This is an introduction to the theories and types of history and the various schools of historical thought.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Consent of department chair and graduate advisor
HIST 521: Topics in Comparative History

Aimed at providing a theoretical and practical appreciation of historical comparison and generalization, the methodological basis of comparative history is examined.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Consent of department chair and graduate advisor
HIST 550: Topics in American History

Focus is on varying topics in American history, from the Colonial Era to the present.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Consent of department chair and graduate dean
HIST 551: Topics in Western History

Focus is on varying topics in Western history, from the Ancient World to the present.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Consent of department chair and graduate dean
HIST 552: Topics in Non-Western History

Focus is on varying topics in non-Western history. Africa, Asia, and the Middle East are investigated.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Consent of department chair and graduate dean
HIST 561: Graduate Seminar in History

Students develop a greater knowledge of materials for history, methods of research, and skill in solving problems of analysis and exposition.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • HIST 501
  • Conset of graduate advisor
HIST 562: Graduate Reading Seminar

Through a wide variety of readings, students explore the content and extended bibliography of a select topic. Analysis, critical thinking, and comparative study are developed. This course may be repeated for credit with a change in content.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Graduate status
  • Consent of graduate advisor and department chair
HIST 571: Graduate Reading Course in History

Students engage in independent study under the guidance of a historian.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • only open to graduate students who have had suitable course work and who have consent of the instructor and department chair.
HIST 599: Directed Graduate Research

This course is for M.A. and M.A.T. candidates who are preparing a thesis or field paper under the supervision of a faculty member. Credit is assigned in the semester that the paper is completed and approved. Graded H, S, U.
3-6 credit hours

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