M.A. History

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OVERVIEW

The Master of Arts (M.A.) in History is designed to expand a student's knowledge of history and historical method, and to develop a student's research, writing, and analytical abilities in U.S., European, and world history. The degree prepares students for careers in public history, further study towards a doctoral degree, and teaching at the secondary and postsecondary levels.

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

The student will be able to:

  1. Identify connections between historical issues and life outside the classroom, and compare the historical development of their own and other cultures.
  2. Think historically about the past by identifying and critiquing historical interpretations (historiographical analysis) and analyzing issues in a historical context.
  3. Select and use evidence from a variety of sources, including primary sources, and complete assignments that prompt them to argue effectively and critically.
  4. Examine current issues from a historical perspective and examine the role of historical interpretation in shaping current actions and policies.

Entry Requirements

After the student has met the requirements for university admission, the M.A. in History program will make a conditional admission decision based on the application materials submitted, the most important of which is documentation demonstrating either an undergraduate degree in History with a GPA of 3.0, or the equivalent of an undergraduate major in History (minimum 24 credit hours) with a GPA of 3.0. Official transcripts should be provided in order to document all prior history coursework. If a student has not satisfied this requirement, they may be required to take up to 24 credit hours of undergraduate leveling in history, in which they must earn a GPA of 3.0. If not already submitted, the student will be required to submit a GRE score taken within the previous six years.

Once a student has completed 12 credit hours in graduate history coursework, consideration will be given for full admission to the M.A. in History program. The Graduate Coordinator, in consultation with full-time program faculty, is responsible for making and communicating program admission decisions and is the point of contact for all inquiries regarding the program. The Graduate Coordinator is also responsible for all advising, including assisting with the student’s selection of either the thesis or non-thesis track. Students must have the approval of the Graduate Coordinator to change tracks once they have completed 24 credit hours of coursework. If at any point a student’s GPA in the M.A. in History program falls below a 3.0, the student could be subject to disciplinary action, including suspension or removal from the program. If a student receives a failing grade in a course, he or she will be required to retake that course; and if the failing grade results in suspension, the student could remain on suspension until the course is retaken with a satisfactory grade.

Master of Arts - History with Thesis Program Requirements

All courses applicable to the program must be attained, at least 36 hours are required for the degree.

HIST 5300Elements of Historical Inquiry3
HIST 5380Historiography and Historical Method3
HIST 5320Selected Topics in State and Local History3
or HIST 5322 Selected Topics in American History
or HIST 5342 Selected Topics in European History
Approved graduate-level History electives 121
HIST 5198History Thesis6
Total Credit Hours36
Additional Requirements

The M.A. in History requires 36 hours of approved coursework, including HIST 5300 (Elements of Historical Inquiry), 5380 (Historiography and Historical Method), and one research course (HIST 5320, 5322, or 5342). In consultation with the Graduate Coordinator, a student may take 12 hours in an appropriate supporting field. A student must take coursework in United States and non-United States history.

Each student must demonstrate reading proficiency in at least one foreign language prior to completion of the degree. Proficiency will be measured by the successful completion (with a "C" or better) of 14 hours in a single foreign language (either in the undergraduate or graduate level, at the equivalent of the intermediate level).

Thesis Requirements

Each student completes a thesis under the direction of a thesis advisor, who chairs the student's thesis committee. The student does not begin work on the thesis prior to completion of 24 hours of coursework and will enroll in Thesis (HIST 5198) only with the prior approval of the graduate coordinator. Six hours of Thesis (HIST 5198) may count toward graduation. Students should prepare their thesis in accordance with the procedures specified by the Office of Graduate School. Upon completion of the thesis, the student sits for an oral defense before the student's thesis committee.

Master of Arts - History Without Thesis Program Requirements

All courses applicable to the program must be attained, at least 36 hours are required for the degree.

HIST 5300Elements of Historical Inquiry3
HIST 5380Historiography and Historical Method3
HIST 5320Selected Topics in State and Local History3
or HIST 5322 Selected Topics in American History
or HIST 5342 Selected Topics in European History
Approved graduate-level History electives 127
HIST 5090History Comprehensive Examination0
Total Credit Hours36
Additional Requirements

The M.A. in History requires 36 hours of approved coursework, including HIST 5300 (Elements of Historical Inquiry), 5380 (Historiography and Historical Method), and one research course (HIST 5320, 5322, or 5342). In consultation with the Graduate Coordinator, a student may take 12 hours in an appropriate supporting field. A student must take coursework in United States and non-United States history.

Each student must demonstrate reading proficiency in at least one foreign language prior to completion of the degree. Proficiency will be measured by the successful completion (with a "C" or better) of 14 hours in a single foreign language (either in the undergraduate or graduate level, at the equivalent of the intermediate level).

Comprehensive Exam Requirements

Each student must take a written comprehensive examination based on coursework submitted for the M.A. degree. An examination committee, composed of three faculty members, administers the examination. If the examination result is unsatisfactory, the committee allows the student to retake the comprehensive examination one additional time. Additional coursework in areas of weakness may be required.

Courses

HIST 1301. United States History I. 3 Credit Hours.

(060) A survey of the social, political, economic, cultural, and intellectual history of the United States from the pre-Columbian era to the Civil War/Reconstruction period. United States History I includes the study of pre-Columbian, colonial, revolutionary, early national, slavery and sectionalism, and the Civil War/Reconstruction eras. Themes that may be addressed in United States History I include: American settlement and diversity, American culture, religion, civil and human rights, technological change, economic change, immigration and migration, and creation of the federal government.

HIST 1302. United States History II. 3 Credit Hours.

(060) A survey of the social, political, economic, cultural, and intellectual history of the United States from the Civil War/Reconstruction era to the present. United States History II examines industrialization, immigration, world wars, the Great Depression, Cold War and post-Cold War eras. Themes that may be addressed in United States History II include: American culture, religion, civil and human rights, technological change, economic change, immigration and migration, urbanization and suburbanization, the expansion of the federal government, and the study of U.S. foreign policy.

HIST 2301. Texas History. 3 Credit Hours.

(060) (080) A survey of the political, social, economic, cultural, and intellectual history of Texas from the pre-Columbian era to the present. Themes that may be addressed in Texas History include: Spanish colonization and Spanish Texas; Mexican Texas; the Republic of Texas; statehood and secession; oil, industrialization, and urbanization; civil rights; and modern Texas.

HIST 2311. Western Civilization I. 3 Credit Hours.

(040) (080) A survey of the social, political, economic, cultural, religious, and intellectual history of Europe and the Mediterranean world from human origins to the 17th century. Themes that should be addressed in Western Civilization I include the cultural legacies of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, Rome, Byzantium, Islamic civilizations, and Europe through the Middle Ages, Renaissance, and Reformations.

HIST 2312. Western Civilization II. 3 Credit Hours.

(040) (080) A survey of the social, political, economic, cultural, religious, and intellectual history of Europe and the Mediterranean world from the 17th century to the modern era. Themes that should be addressed in Western Civilization II include absolutism and constitutionalism, growth of nation states, the Enlightenment, revolutions, classical liberalism, industrialization, imperialism, global conflict, the Cold War, and globalism.

HIST 2321. World Civilizations I. 3 Credit Hours.

(040) (080) A survey of the social, political, economic, cultural, religious, and intellectual history of the world from the emergence of human cultures through the 15th century. The course examines major cultural regions of the world in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Oceania and their global interactions over time. Themes include the emergence of early societies, the rise of civilizations, the development of political and legal systems, religion and philosophy, economic systems and trans-regional networks of exchange. The course emphasizes the development, interaction and impact of global exchange.

HIST 2322. World Civilizations II. 3 Credit Hours.

(040) (080) A survey of the social, political, economic, cultural, religious, and intellectual history of the world from the 15th century to the present. The course examines major cultural regions of the world in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Oceania and their global interactions over time. Themes include maritime exploration and transoceanic empires, nation/state formation and industrialization, imperialism, global conflicts and resolutions, and global economic integration. The course emphasizes the development, interaction and impact of global exchange.

HIST 2327. Mexican American History I. 3 Credit Hours.

(060) (080) A survey of the economic, social, political, intellectual, and cultural history of Mexican Americans/Chicanx. Periods include early indigenous societies, conflict and conquest, early European colonization and empires, New Spain, early revolutionary period, Mexican independence and nation building, United States expansion to the United States-Mexico War Era. Themes to be addressed are mestizaje and racial formation in the early empire, rise and fall of native and African slavery, relationship to early global economies, development of New Spain’s/Mexico’s northern frontier, gender and power, missions, resistance and rebellion, emergence of Mexican identities, California mission secularization, Texas independence, United States’ wars with Mexico, and the making of borders and borderlands. (May be applied to U.S. History requirement.).

HIST 2328. Mexican American History II. 3 Credit Hours.

(060) A survey of the economic, social, political, intellectual, and cultural history of Mexican Americans/Chicanx. Periods include the United States-Mexico War Era, incorporation of Northern Mexico into the United States, Porfirian Mexico, and the nineteenth century American West, 1910 Mexican Revolution and Progressive Era, the Great Depression and New Deal, World War II and the Cold War, Civil Rights Era, Conservative Ascendancy, the age of NAFTA and turn of the 21st Century developments. Themes to be addressed are the making of borders and borderlands, impact of Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, gender and power, migration and national identities, citizenship and expulsion, nineteenth century activism and displacement, industrialization and the making of a transnational Mexican working class, urbanization and community formation, emergence of a Mexican American Generation, war and citizenship, organized advocacy and activism, Chicano Movement, changing identifications and identities, trade and terrorism. (May be applied to U.S. History requirement.).

HIST 2381. African-American History. 3 Credit Hours.

(060) (080) Historical, economic, social, and cultural development of minority groups. May include African-American, Mexican American, Asian American, and Native American issues.

HIST 3300. Historian’s Craft. 3 Credit Hours.

(WI) Introduces the study of history. Learn to think historically, understand how historians construct and write about the past, and critically evaluate historical arguments. Develop writing and research skills to interpret primary sources and master professional standards of presentation. Required for all history majors. Prerequisite(s) for upper level History courses, and must be taken during the first semester, open only to declared History majors or by consent of instructor.

HIST 3310. American Beginnings. 3 Credit Hours.

Explore the history of America from first European contact to 1763. Special emphasis on relations between Europeans and Native Americans, imperial rivalries, and the development of the English mainland colonies. Prerequisite(s): 6 hours of HIST or permission of department chair.

HIST 3311. Creating a Nation. 3 Credit Hours.

Explore the history of the United States from 1763 to 1815. Special emphasis on the causes and consequences of the American Revolution, the writing of the Constitution, and the triumph of liberal democracy. Prerequisite(s): 6 hours of HIST or permission of department chair.

HIST 3312. The Age of Jackson from 1815-1848. 3 Credit Hours.

Examine American development during the Jacksonian period with an emphasis on the expansion of social and political democracy. Prerequisite(s): 6 hours of HIST or permission of department chair.

HIST 3313. The Civil War and Reconstruction. 3 Credit Hours.

Explore the events leading to the Civil War and the impact of that war and Reconstruction on American development. Special emphasis on social and cultural forces as well as politics. Prerequisite(s): 6 hours of HIST or permission of department chair.

HIST 3315. Populism and Progressivism, 1877-1917. 3 Credit Hours.

Study American history, at the turn of the century, emphasizing the impact of industrialism and urbanism on politics and society. Prerequisite(s): 6 hours of HIST or permission of department chair.

HIST 3316. Military History of the United States. 3 Credit Hours.

Study the role of the military in American development with emphasis on the 20th century. Concentrates on the evolution of strategy and tactics, organizational change and civilian-military relations. Prerequisite(s): 6 hours of HIST or permission of department chair.

HIST 3320. Social History of the United States to 1877. 3 Credit Hours.

Examine the social, cultural, and economic development of the United States from colonial times to the end of Reconstruction. Prerequisite(s): 6 hours of HIST or permission of department chair.

HIST 3321. Social History of the United States from 1877. 3 Credit Hours.

Examine the social, cultural, and economic development of the United States since the end of Reconstruction. Prerequisite(s): 6 hours of HIST or permission of department chair.

HIST 3322. History of Texas. 3 Credit Hours.

Explore Texas history from the Spanish colonial period to the present. Concentrates on the dynamics of Hispanic heritage, the Revolution and Republic, the Civil War and Reconstruction, and the political and economic developments of the modern state. Prerequisite(s): 6 hours of HIST or permission of department chair.

HIST 3324. Hollywood Westerns and the American West. 3 Credit Hours.

Examine the 20th century American Western history through an examination of Western films, from the early twentieth century to the present day. Analyze mythic interpretations and historical realities of the American West to understand the role of the western in shaping perceptions of the West.

HIST 3325. United States Women’s History to 1877. 3 Credit Hours.

Study the history of women in America from the colonial period through 1877, with special emphasis on women’s roles in public and private life, and the historical role of women in the development of the nation.

HIST 3326. United States Women’s History from 1877. 3 Credit Hours.

Study the history of women in America from 1877 through the present, with special emphasis on the emergence of modern American women during the latter part of the Nineteenth century and women’s roles in the continued development of the nation.

HIST 3327. African American History to 1877. 3 Credit Hours.

Explore African American history from the colonial period to 1877, with special emphasis on the slave trade, the development of the institution of slavery, free blacks and the impact of the Civil War and Reconstruction on African Americans.

HIST 3328. African American History from 1877. 3 Credit Hours.

Explore African American history from the end of Reconstruction to the present, with special emphasis on black leaders, disenfranchisement, lynching and the quest for equality in the mid-twentieth century.

HIST 3329. Church and State. 3 Credit Hours.

Examine the relationship of church and state in United States history, and the role religion has played in American political life, culture, and society.

HIST 3332. The Renaissance and Reformation, 1300-1648. 3 Credit Hours.

Examine European political, diplomatic, and cultural history from 1300 to 1648. Special emphasis on Renaissance Humanism, the Protestant movements, the Catholic Reformation, and the emergence of the European state system during the age of religious wars. Prerequisite(s): 6 hours of HIST or permission of department chair.

HIST 3339. Europe in the Middle Ages. 3 Credit Hours.

Examine Medieval Europe from the decline of the ancient world to the eve of the Renaissance. Special emphasis on the political, economic and social changes underlying the formation and development of medieval civilization. Prerequisite(s): 6 hours of HIST or permission of department chair.

HIST 3341. Europe from 1814 - 1919. 3 Credit Hours.

Examine the important developments in the political, diplomatic, social, economic, and intellectual history of Europe between the Congress of Vienna and the first World War, including the Revolution of 1848, the Industrial Revolution, and European diplomatic events leading to the Great War. Prerequisite(s): 6 hours of HIST or permission of department chair.

HIST 3360. Asian Civilization. 3 Credit Hours.

A survey of Asian civilizations with a primary focus on the history and cultures of India, China, and Japan. Examine general trends in the political, economic, social, and intellectual history of Asia, highlighted by discussions and consideration of selected cultural elements, such as art, literature, and film.

HIST 3361. History and Film. 3 Credit Hours.

Introduces topics in history through the study of film, with supplementary reading, lectures, and discussions.

HIST 3370. Colonial Latin America. 3 Credit Hours.

Examine the exploration and colonization of the Spanish and Portuguese dominions in South and Central America, including political history of the colonies, the church and colonial institutions, commercial systems of Spain and Portugal, expansion into the North American borderlands, and early independence movements. Prerequisite(s): 6 hours of HIST or permission of department chair.

HIST 3371. History of Mexico Before Independence. 3 Credit Hours.

Examine Mexican history from the arrival of the first peoples through the end of the Spanish colonial era. Special emphasis on early native civilizations, especially the Maya and Aztec, as well as the incursion of the Spanish and the conquest and colonization of Mexico.

HIST 3372. History of Mexico from 1821 - Present. 3 Credit Hours.

Examine modern Mexico, including the independence movement, conflict of centralism and federalism, war with the United States, political and economic developments under Juarez, Maximilian, and Diaz, and the social revolution of the 20th century. Prerequisite(s): 6 hours of HIST or permission of department chair.

HIST 4301. United States History and the World. 3 Credit Hours.

(WI) Learn how world events influenced American history from 1789 to the present. Examine American diplomatic, economic, political, and social reactions to major world occurrences. Emphasis will be on the twentieth century, particularly on the two world wars and the Cold War Era.

HIST 4302. Economic Development of the United States. 3 Credit Hours.

Survey the economic development of the United States from colonial times to the present. Credit for both HIST 4302 and ECON 4302 will not be awarded. Prerequisite(s): ECON 1301 or ECON 2301 and 6 hours of HIST.

HIST 4307. History Careers Outside the Classroom. 3 Credit Hours.

Examine the choices available for historians who seek careers outside of classroom teaching, including museums, historic preservation, cultural resource management, archival administration, parks, oral history, corporate history, and editing and publishing. Will not count as a history course for purposes of teacher certification. Prerequisite(s): 6 hours of HIST.

HIST 4310. 20th Century United States History. 3 Credit Hours.

Examine the recent history of the United States, with an emphasis on the political, social, cultural, and economic development of the nation. Prerequisite(s): 6 hours of HIST or permission of department chair.

HIST 4312. Topics in Women’s History. 3 Credit Hours.

Explore special topics in the history of American women. May be repeated the when topic varies.

HIST 4313. Topics in African American History. 3 Credit Hours.

Develop understanding of African American history through advanced study of selected topics. May be repeated when the topic varies.

HIST 4314. History of the American West. 3 Credit Hours.

Examines the history of the Great West from the Lewis and Clark expedition to the 20th century. Special emphasis on the West as a distinctive region in national politics, state building in the 19th century, and the development of agriculture, transportation, and commerce. Prerequisite(s): 6 hours of HIST or permission of department chair.

HIST 4315. History of the South. 3 Credit Hours.

Surveys southern history emphasizing distinctive factors which set the region apart from the rest of the United States, including social and cultural development. Prerequisite(s): 6 hours of HIST or permission of department chair.

HIST 4317. Topics in Native American History. 3 Credit Hours.

Examine advanced Native American history topics. May be repeated when the topic varies.

HIST 4318. Topics in Oral History. 3 Credit Hours.

Examine advanced Oral History topics, including, instruction in the history, methodology, and analysis of oral history. May be repeated when the topic varies.

HIST 4327. History of Russia and Eastern Europe to 1917. 3 Credit Hours.

Examination of Russia and Eastern Europe from the ancient period to the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution. Topics include: the development of Kievan Rus, the Mongol invasion, the Time of Troubles, the French Revolution and Napoleon, the Crimean War, the growth of revolutionary movements, and major philosophical, cultural, religious, and political ideas. Prerequisite: 6 hours of History or permission of Department Chair.

HIST 4328. History of the Soviet Union and Post-Soviet Russia and Eastern Europe. 3 Credit Hours.

Examination of the creation and the development of the Soviet Union and Post-Soviet Europe. Major events covered include: the Bolshevik Revolution, official cultural policies, World War II, the Cold War, the fall of Communism, transition to Capitalism, resurgent nationalism, and post-Communist political movements. Prerequisites: Recommended that students take History of Russia and Eastern Europe to 1917 Required: 6 hours HIST or permission of Department Chair.

HIST 4332. England and Great Britain to 1603. 3 Credit Hours.

Explore English history from Roman Britain to the death of Queen Elizabeth and the end of the Tudor dynasty. Special emphasis on the political, legal, and religious changes which formed the foundations of modern England. Prerequisite(s): 6 hours of HIST or permission of department chair.

HIST 4333. England and Great Britain from 1603. 3 Credit Hours.

Explore English and British history from 1603 to modern times. Special emphasis on the constitutional, political, economic, and legal changes which shaped Great Britain, including a survey of the empire and the United Kingdom. Prerequisite(s): 6 hours of HIST or permission of department chair.

HIST 4335. Social History of Modern Europe. 3 Credit Hours.

An analysis of European society since the industrial revolution, with emphasis on the social impact of industrialization and urbanization, changing patterns of social stratification, mobility, and class conflict in the 19th and 20th centuries. Pre-requisite: 6 hours of HIST or permission of department chairperson.

HIST 4336. European Intellectual and Cultural History. 3 Credit Hours.

Examine the fundamental ideas in the European intellectual tradition through an analysis of primary texts. Analyze the foundations of Western thought in the Judeo-Christian and Greco-Roman traditions, as well as the ideas and ideologies that have shaped modern European mentalities. Prerequisite(s): 6 hours of HIST or permission of department chair.

HIST 4337. Europe from 1919 - 1945. 3 Credit Hours.

Examine the period from the Paris Peace conference in 1919 to the end of the Second World War in Europe. Special emphasis on political and economic instability, the rise of dictatorships, and European diplomatic crises leading to war.

HIST 4341. Revolutionary Europe from 1789 - 1814. 3 Credit Hours.

Examine the political, social, economic, and intellectual forces unleashed in the French Revolution and Napoleonic era, beginning with a study of the Old Regime and ending with the Congress of Vienna in 1814. Special emphasis on the rise of liberalism and nationalism in Europe. Prerequisite(s): 6 hours of HIST or permission of department chair.

HIST 4345. World War II and the Holocaust. 3 Credit Hours.

Examine European history between the rise of Fascism and Communism after the Great War to the end of World War II in 1945. Special emphasis on European diplomacy in the inter-war years, the conduct of the Second World War, and the Holocaust. Prerequisite(s): 6 hours of HIST or permission of department chair.

HIST 4364. Topics in National Histories. 3 Credit Hours.

Examine the history of a particular state or region in depth. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite(s): 6 hours of HIST or permission of department chair.

HIST 4365. History of the World since 1919. 3 Credit Hours.

Explore major trends in world history following World War I, including the impact of the Great Depression, the rise of totalitarianism, and the coming of World War II. Special emphasis on the postwar period. Prerequisite(s): 6 hours of HIST or permission of department chair.

HIST 4380. History Seminar. 1-3 Credit Hours.

Individual instruction in selected fields of history. Emphasis on reports and wide readings in selected fields. May be taken more than once for credit. Prerequisite(s): Senior standing or permission of department chair.

HIST 4381. Concepts of History Education. 3 Credit Hours.

Considers the methods and techniques for presenting historical material to secondary students. Learn to organize material into a logical framework to better present the interplay of people, nations, and cultures through time. Focuses on mastery of subject areas of the Texas Examination for Educator Standards for teacher certification.

HIST 4382. Historical Method. 3 Credit Hours.

(WI) Examine the concepts basic to historical thinking, causation, periodization, change, and continuity, the roles of social forces and individuals, and problems of interpretation, accuracy, and truth. Compare the social sciences and the humanities with an emphasis on the distinctive nature of the historical discipline as it has developed through time. Prerequisite(s): HIST 3300.

HIST 4388. History Problems. 1-6 Credit Hours.

Independent reading, research and discussion. Entry into this course will be arranged with the history counselor.

HIST 4389. Special Topics in History. 3 Credit Hours.

Examine important periods, regions, and themes in history. May be repeated when the topic varies.

HIST 4391. History Practicum. 3 Credit Hours.

Gain professional experience in the workplaces where historians find professional careers including museums, historic preservation, cultural resource management, archival administration, teaching, parks, oral history, corporate history, and editing and publishing. Will count as an elective but not for teacher certification or completion of the history major. Prerequisite(s): HIST 4307. May be repeated once for credit. Field experience fee $75.

HIST 4395. History Senior Research Seminar. 3 Credit Hours.

(WI) Develop and apply historical research and writing skills through the exploration of selected topics. Prerequisite(s): HIST 2311, HIST 2312, HIST 1301 and HIST 1302.

HIST 5090. History Comprehensive Examination. 0 Credit Hours.

Comprehensive Examination for non-thesis students in the field of History. The Comprehensive Examination should be completed during the final semester of graduate coursework, or upon permission of advisor. All comprehensive examinations will be written, but an oral component may also be required. A maximum of three attempts will be allowed. Thesis students do not take this examination.

HIST 5198. History Thesis. 1-6 Credit Hours.

Scheduled when the student is ready to begin the thesis. No credit until the thesis is completed. Prerequisite(s): 24 hours graduate credit, including HIST 5380 and at least one research seminar, and consent of major professor.

HIST 5300. Elements of Historical Inquiry. 3 Credit Hours.

Examine history as a profession, including how historians read sources, pose questions, draw inferences, shape their narratives, and engage historical writings.

HIST 5307. Public History Seminar. 3 Credit Hours.

Examine public history careers available for master's level history graduates in areas outside of classroom teaching. This is a gateway course for all public history courses.

HIST 5308. Museum Studies. 3 Credit Hours.

Examine the theory and practice of the multiple careers available to historians in museums, including curating, collections care, educational programming, exhibits, media relations, financial development, and construction and management of facilities.

HIST 5309. Historic Preservation. 3 Credit Hours.

Examine historic preservation as an area of professional employment for historians.

HIST 5310. Archival Principles and Practices. 3 Credit Hours.

Examine the principles and practices of archival management.

HIST 5315. United States Foreign Policy since 1945. 3 Credit Hours.

Explores United States national security and foreign policy since 1945, and the historical antecedents of contemporary foreign policy challenges. Emphasis on policy decisions, domestic and bureaucratic processes, the role of intelligence, and the use of force and diplomacy.

HIST 5320. Selected Topics in State and Local History. 3 Credit Hours.

Explore selected topics in state and local history, as well as readings and research in Texas history. May be repeated when topics vary.

HIST 5322. Selected Topics in American History. 3 Credit Hours.

Research and writing on selected topics in American History. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.

HIST 5325. Readings in American History to 1877. 3 Credit Hours.

Explore the major themes and critical works in selected topics of American History to 1877. Writing assignments will include the types of writing conducted most frequently by historians, including book reviews, literature reviews, and annotated bibliographies.

HIST 5326. Readings in American History since 1877. 3 Credit Hours.

Readings and discussions of selected problems in American History since 1877. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.

HIST 5335. Europe since 1945. 3 Credit Hours.

Study the main turning points in the history of postwar Europe, with an emphasis on the European integration movement. Themes include theories of integration, the democratic deficit, the transparency, accountability, and legitimacy of European policy processes, the Common Market, monetary integration and the Euro, common foreign, security, and the defense policy, social immigration policy, issues of enlargement, and relations between the European Union and non-EU entities.

HIST 5340. Readings In European History. 3 Credit Hours.

Readings and discussions of selected topics in early modern and modern European history. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.

HIST 5342. Selected Topics in European History. 3 Credit Hours.

Research and writing on selected topics in European history. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.

HIST 5360. Readings In World History. 3 Credit Hours.

Readings and discussion of selected topics in the history of regions and countries outside of Europe and the United States. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.

HIST 5362. Selected Topics in World History. 3 Credit Hours.

Research and writing on selected topics in World history. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Prerequisite(s): None.

HIST 5380. Historiography and Historical Method. 3 Credit Hours.

Explore various ideological schools of thought in the study of history. Emphasis on recent trends and techniques in historical writing. Prerequisite(s): HIST 5300 and full admission to the graduate program or permission of instructor.

HIST 5388. History Problems. 1-6 Credit Hours.

Conference course exploring various topics in the study of history, with independent reading, research, and discussion, under supervision of senior professor.

HIST 5391. History Practicum. 3 Credit Hours.

Gain professional experience in workplaces where historians find professional careers including museums, historic preservation, cultural resource management, archival administration, teaching, parks, oral history, corporate history, and editing and publishing. Will count as an elective but not for teacher certification or completion of the history major. May be repeated once for credit. Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor and department chair. Field experience fee $75.