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Department of History


Undergraduate Courses

History Programs

Undergraduate Major
History, B.A

Undergraduate Minor
History Minor

 

History Courses 

HIST 101 - European Civilization from Ancient Times to the Mid-17th Century

HIST 101 - European Civilization from Ancient Times to the Mid-17th Century

Credits: 3

The rise and development of European civilization from its Mediterranean origins through the Renaissance and Reformation.

Note: Carolina Core GHS

HIST 102 - European Civilization from the Mid-17th Century

HIST 102 - European Civilization from the Mid-17th Century

Credits: 3

European development and expansion from the mid-17th century to the present.

Note: Carolina Core GHS

Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Global Learning

HIST 103 - Introduction to South Asian History

HIST 103 - Introduction to South Asian History

Credits: 3

Political, cultural, and economic forces that have conditioned the development of institutions and ideas in South Asia.

Note: Carolina Core GHS

HIST 104 - Introduction to the Civilization of the Islamic Middle East

HIST 104 - Introduction to the Civilization of the Islamic Middle East

Credits: 3

An analysis which treats the major cultural elements of traditional Islamic civilization and then concentrates upon the reactions of the Arabs, Turks, and Iranians to the problems of adjusting to the modern world.

Note: Carolina Core GHS

Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Global Learning

HIST 105 - Introduction to East Asian Civilization

HIST 105 - Introduction to East Asian Civilization

Credits: 3

The evolution of social, political, and cultural patterns in East Asia, with emphasis on the development of philosophical, religious, and political institutions and their relationship to literary and artistic forms in China and Japan.

Note: Carolina Core GHS

Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Global Learning

HIST 106 - Introduction to African History

HIST 106 - Introduction to African History>

Credits: 3

An examination of several traditional sub-Saharan African societies and of their political and economic transformation in the modern, colonial, and post-independence periods.

Note: Carolina Core GHS

Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Global Learning

HIST 107 - Introduction to Ancient Near Eastern Civilization

HIST 107 - Introduction to Ancient Near Eastern Civilization

Credits: 3

The political, social, religious, economic, military, and intellectual development of Ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, and adjoining areas from the origins of civilization until the seventh century A.D.

HIST 108 - Science and Technology in World History

HIST 108 - Science and Technology in World History

Credits: 3

The development of science and technology and their roles in world civilizations from antiquity to the present.

Note: Overlay Course

Carolina Core: VSR (VSR credit only if taken at USC Columbia or Palmetto College Campus Spring 2013 or later.)

HIST 109 - Introduction to Latin American Civilization

HIST 109 - Introduction to Latin American Civilization

Credits: 3

A discussion of the political, cultural, and economic forces which have conditioned the development of institutions and ideas in Spanish and Portuguese America.

Note: Carolina Core GHS

Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Global Learning

HIST 111 - United States History to 1865

HIST 111 - United States History to 1865

Credits: 3

A general survey of the United States from the era of discovery to 1865, emphasizing major political, economic, social, and intellectual developments.

Note: Carolina Core GHS

HIST 112 - United States History since 1865

HIST 112 - United States History since 1865

Credits: 3

A general survey of the United States from 1865 to the present, emphasizing major political, economic, social, and intellectual developments. Honors sections are available for students in the honors program.

Note: Carolina Core GHS

HIST 201 - American Founding Documents

HIST 201 - American Founding Documents

Credits: 3

Introduction to Declaration of independence, Constitution, Federalist Papers, Bill of Rights, landmark Supreme Court cases and constitutional amendments; exploration of these texts’ historical context and debates about their meaning.

HIST 211 - Black Experience in the United States to 1865

HIST 211 - Black Experience in the United States to 1865

Credits: 3

The social, cultural, economic, and political life of black people in the United States to 1865.

Cross-listed Course: AFAM 331

Note: Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Diversity and Social Advocacy

HIST 212 - Black Experience in the United States since 18655

HIST 212 - Black Experience in the United States since 1865

Credits: 3

The social, cultural, economic, and political life of black people in the United States since 1865.

Cross-listed Course: AFAM 332

Note: Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Diversity and Social Advocacy

HIST 213 - History of the American West

HIST 213 - History of the American West

Credits: 3

The history and development of an American region, “the West,” through the narratives of its diverse people and the effects of its complex geography.

HIST 214 - The Practice of Public History

HIST 214 - The Practice of Public History

Credits: 3

Introduction to the field of public history. Explores the challenges of portraying history in museums, parks, and other public history venues.

Note: Carolina Core GHS

HIST 215 - History of the Devil

HIST 215 - History of the Devil

Credits: 3

A survey of the beliefs and practices associated with the demonic and the Devil from c 500 B.C.E. to the 20th century.

Cross-listed Course: RELG 206

HIST 300 - Introduction to the History Major: The Historian’s Craft

HIST 300 - Introduction to the History Major: The Historian’s Craft

Credits: 3

The nature of historical evidence, the formulation of historical questions, the process of historical research, and the construction of historical arguments using primary sources and secondary materials.

Note: Carolina Core Integrative Course, History, BA

Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Research

HIST 301 - The Ancient Near East to 323 B.C.

HIST 301 - The Ancient Near East to 323 B.C.

Credits: 3

The formation of ancient Near Eastern cultures, the ultimate synthesis of these cultures and the resulting establishment of the Near East as an historical entity.

HIST 302 - Greek History and Civilization to 146 B.C.

HIST 302 - Greek History and Civilization to 146 B.C.

Credits: 3

The origins and development of Greek civilization in its political, economic, social, and cultural aspects with special attention being given to the early and late classical periods and the Hellenistic Age.

HIST 303 - Roman Republic and Early Empire

HIST 303 - Roman Republic and Early Empire

Credits: 3

The origins of Rome and shaping of its republican government, the spread of Roman rule in Italy and across the Mediterranean, the establishment of the principate and formation of one diverse imperial society and culture.

HIST 304 - Late Antiquity: Imperial Rome to Islam

HIST 304 - Late Antiquity: Imperial Rome to Islam

Credits: 3

Political, social and religious transformation of the Mediterranean world, 2nd to the 8th c., including the rise of Christianity, the decline of Roman power, and the rise of Islam.

HIST 305 - Greece and Rome in Film and Popular Culture

HIST 305 - Greece and Rome in Film and Popular Culture

Credits: 3

Representations of antiquity in cinema, television, and other contemporary media, with emphasis on Hollywood’s reception of Greek and Roman history.

Cross-listed Course: CLAS 305

HIST 306 - Medieval Europe, ca. 300-1492

HIST 306 - Medieval Europe, ca. 300-1492

Credits: 3

Topics include the formation of monarchies, the rise of Christianity, learning and universities, knighthood and social orders, and heresy and crusades.

HIST 307 - Family and Society in Europe, c. 1200-1700

HIST 307 - Family and Society in Europe, c. 1200-1700

Credits: 3

Explores the concerns and importance of families in pre-modern Europe. Topics include household furnishings and management, social classes, gender roles, family law, marriages, business, children, feuds, and sexuality.

Note: Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Global Learning

HIST 308 - Magic and Witchcraft in Europe, c. 1200-1700

HIST 308 - Magic and Witchcraft in Europe, c. 1200-1700

Credits: 3

Practices of, reactions against, and ideas surrounding magic and witchcraft during the late Middle Ages and the time of Europe’s “Great Witch Craze.”

HIST 309 - Age of Renaissance

HIST 309 - Age of Renaissance

Credits: 3

HIST HIST 310 - Age of the Reformation

HIST 310 - Age of the Reformation

Credits: 3

Religious, social, and political reforms from the rise of local religious protests (c. 1450) to the crisis of the 17th century. The rise of Protestantism and reactions in Catholicism.

HIST 311 - The Age of Absolutism, 1648-1789

HIST 311 - The Age of Absolutism, 1648-1789

Credits: 3

A survey of European political, economic, and intellectual development from the age of Louis XIV to the eve of the French Revolution.

HIST 312 - French Revolution and Napoleon

HIST 312 - French Revolution and Napoleon

Credits: 3

The changes in France and Europe during the revolutionary decade, the rise of Napoleon, and the establishment of French hegemony over the Continent.

HIST 313 - The Enlightenment

HIST 313 - The Enlightenment

Credits: 3

Intellectual and cultural history of the Enlightenment with particular attention to its relationship with the colonial world and its challenges to eighteenth-century states. Readings focused on primary sources.

HIST 314 - Video Games and History

HIST 314 - Video Games and History

Credits: 3

History in video games; comparison of selected games with historical scholarship, to assess the validity of the games’ presentations of historical developments and the value of games to the understanding of history.

HIST 316 - Nineteenth-Century Europe

HIST 316 - Nineteenth-Century Europe

Credits: 3

A Political, social, economic, and intellectual developments from 1815-1900, which brought European culture to its zenith and contributed to Europe’s global domination.

Note: Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Global Learning

HIST 317 - Contemporary Europe from World War I to World War II

HIST 317 - Contemporary Europe from World War I to World War II

Credits: 3

The Great War, revolution, and reconstruction; the rise of authoritarian and totalitarian regimes and the coming of World War II.

Note: Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Global Learning

HIST 318 - Europe from World War II to the Present

HIST 318 - Europe from World War II to the Present

Credits: 3

The Second World War and its origins; the Cold War; European recovery; a divided continent and Europe in the Global Era.

Note: Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Global Learning

HIST 320 - The History of Great Britain

HIST 320 - The History of Great Britain

Credits: 3

A survey of the political, social, economic, and cultural development of the British Isles from Anglo-Saxon times to the present. First semester: to the Restoration of 1660; second semester: since 1660.

Note: Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Global Learning

HIST 321 - The History of Great Britain

HIST 321 - The History of Great Britain

Credits: 3

A survey of the political, social, economic, and cultural development of the British Isles from Anglo-Saxon times to the present. First semester: to the Restoration of 1660; second semester: since 1660.

Note: Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Global Learning

HIST 325 - Byzantine History: 4th to 11th Centuries

HIST 325 - Byzantine History: 4th to 11th Centuries

Credits: 3

The political, religious, and military developments within the Eastern Empire including its influence on Western and Slavonic Europe and Islam.

HIST 326 - Byzantine History: 11th to 15th Centuries

HIST 326 - Byzantine History: 11th to 15th Centuries

Credits: 3

The political and military developments within the Eastern Empire from the invasion of the Seljuk Turks to its final destruction by the Ottoman Turks.

HIST 327 - The Crusades

HIST 327 - The Crusades

Credits: 3

Holy war and realpolitik in Mediterranean East-West relations from the 10th through the 15th centuries with emphasis on the role of the crusades in the cultural formation, development, and international relations of East and West.

HIST 328 - Nineteenth-Century Britain

HIST 328 - Nineteenth-Century Britain

Credits: 3

The political, economic, and social developments in Great Britain and Ireland during the Victorian Age.

Note: Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Global Learning

HIST 329 - Modern and Contemporary Britain

HIST 329 - Modern and Contemporary Britain

Credits: 3

The political, economic, and social developments in Great Britain and Ireland during the 20th century.

Note: Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Global Learning Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Professional and Civic Engagement

HIST 333 - France Since 1815

HIST 333 - France Since 1815

Credits: 3

A political and social history from the Bourbon Restoration to the present.

Note: Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Global Learning

HIST 334 - The History of Russia from the Earliest Times to the Mid-19th Century

HIST 334 - The History of Russia from the Earliest Times to the Mid-19th Century

Credits: 3

The earliest life on the steppe, the Kievan State, the foundations of Moscow, and the Russian empire to the reign of Nicholas I.

HIST 335 - The History of Modern Russia and the Soviet Union

HIST 335 - The History of Modern Russia and the Soviet Union

Credits: 3

The decline of Imperial Russia, the Revolution of 1917, Lenin, Stalin, and the Soviet Union since Stalin.

HIST 336 - Russian and Soviet Diplomatic History

HIST 336 - Russian and Soviet Diplomatic History

Credits: 3

Imperial and Soviet foreign and military policies in the 19th and 20th centuries.

HIST 338 - Modern Germany

HIST 338 - Modern Germany

Credits: 3

A survey of German history including political, cultural, social, and economic developments from unification in 1871 to the present.

Note: Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Global Learning Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Professional and Civic Engagement

HIST 342 - The Slavs in History

HIST 342 - The Slavs in History

Credits: 3

An introductory survey of the civilization of the Slavic peoples. The historical traditions and culture of the peoples that occupy much of the Eurasian continent.

Note: Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Global Learning

HIST 343 - The Fall of the Eastern European Empires

HIST 343 - The Fall of the Eastern European Empires

Credits: 3

Nineteenth-century eastern European states and peoples; the political and social forces leading to World War I.

Note: Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Global Learning

HIST 344 - Eastern Europe Since WWI

HIST 344 - Eastern Europe Since WWI

Credits: 3

Survey of states in East-central and Southeastern Europe. Problems of national identity, modernization, and small state politics. Impact of WWII, the Cold war, the fall of communism, and the return to pluralism.

Note: Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Global Learning

HIST 347 - The Middle East in Modern Times

HIST 347 - The Middle East in Modern Times

Credits: 3

The impact of modern civilization upon the Middle East, including the history of the Arab, Turkish, Iranian, and Israeli segments of the Middle East during the 19th and 20th centuries.

Note: Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Global Learning Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Professional and Civic Engagement

HIST 348 - North Africa from Colonialism to Revolution: 1830-1962

HIST 348 - North Africa from Colonialism to Revolution: 1830-1962

Credits: 3

A survey of French North Africa (Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia) and Libya under colonial rule. The creation, development, and triumph of the nationalist movements, with particular attention to Algeria and its revolution.

Note: Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Global Learning

HIST 349 - The Contemporary Middle East and North Africa

HIST 349 - The Contemporary Middle East and North Africa

Credits: 3

Political, social, and economic history of the Middle East and North Africa in the years since World War II.

Note: Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Global Learning Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Professional and Civic Engagement

HIST 350 - Saving Africa: Development and Humanitarianism in Historical Perspective

HIST 349 - The Contemporary Middle East and North Africa

Credits: 3

Exploration of how and why Africa is often represented as helpless, the colonial origins of common patterns of development and humanitarianism, and other possible models for these processes.

HIST 351 - Africa to 1800

HIST 351 - Africa to 1800

Credits: 3

Social, cultural, economic, and political developments, focusing on internally and externally generated changes.

Note: Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Global Learning

HIST 352 - Africa since 1800

HIST 352 - Africa since 1800

Credits: 3

Commercial and religious revolutions of the 19th century, imposition and ending of formal colonial rule, and post-colonial issues.

Note: Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Global Learning

HIST 353 - Problems in the History of Africa South of the Sahara

HIST 353 - Problems in the History of Africa South of the Sahara

Credits: 3

Independent readings and written papers on appropriate topics.

HIST 354 - Modern East Asia

HIST 354 - Modern East Asia

Credits: 3

Surveys modern development of East Asia from 1800 to the present.

Note: Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Global Learning Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Professional and Civic Engagement

HIST 355 - Late Imperial China

HIST 355 - Late Imperial China

Credits: 3

Political, economic, social, and intellectual transformations of late imperial China from the Ming dynasty (1368-1644) through the last empire of China, the Qing dynasty (1644-1911).

HIST 356 - China Since 1949

HIST 356 - China Since 1949

Credits: 3

Introduction to the major social, economic, and political changes in China from the Communist Revolution in 1949 to the present.

HIST 357 - Japan to 1800: Aristocrats and Warriors

HIST 357 - Japan to 1800: Aristocrats and Warriors

Credits: 3

The growth of the ancient state and the evolution of the samurai class and its political authority.

Note: Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Global Learning

HIST 358 - Japan since 1800

HIST 358 - Japan since 1800

Credits: 3

The development of modern Japan: political evolution, industrial growth, social change, war, defeat, and occupation.

Note: Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Global Learning

HIST 360 - Into the Wild: Global Conservation since 1800

HIST 360 - Into the Wild: Global Conservation since 1800

Credits: 3

Global and comparative environmental-historical investigation of the ecological, socioeconomic, and cultural significance of wilderness protection, nature conservation, national parks, and nature tourism; field excursions required.

HIST 365 - East Africa and the Indian Ocean World

HIST 365 - East Africa and the Indian Ocean World

Credits: 3

East Africans’ contributions to an Indian ocean World that transcends single nation-states (stretching from Mozambique and Somalia to the Middle East, India and China) from the deep past to the present, including sections on “piracy,” Islam, slavery, race, and gender.

HIST 367 - Gandhi and the Nationalist Movement in India

HIST 367 - Gandhi and the Nationalist Movement in India

Credits: 3

Development of anticolonial thought and political movements in British India from the early nineteenth century onwards. Focuses on Mohandas K. Gandhi, his critics, and Gandhi’s continuing global legacy.

HIST 370 - The Napoleonic Wars (1796-1815)

 

Credits: 3

Military campaigns of Napoleon, techniques of his major opponents, organization of the armies, and the causes and effects of the wars.

HIST 374 - Nationalism: Myth and Reality

HIST 374 - Nationalism: Myth and Reality

Credits: 3

A comparative examination of the origins and development of nationalism and its impact on the modern world.

Note: Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Global Learning

HIST 375 - Nazis and Fascists in European History, 1919-1945

HIST 375 - Nazis and Fascists in European History, 1919-1945

Credits: 3

German and Italian political movements; emphasis on the role of leadership, propaganda, and ideology. Fascist movements in France, Rumania, Hungary, and Great Britain.

Note: Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Global Learning

HIST 376 - War and European Society, 1914-1945

HIST 376 - War and European Society, 1914-1945

Credits: 3

Thematic examination of the nature and impact of total war on European society; emphasis on socio-economic, cultural, and military aspects.

Note: Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Global Learning

HIST 377 - Business in Historical Perspective

HIST 377 - Business in Historical Perspective

Credits: 3

Capitalism in the Western world; the rise of modern corporate enterprise in Europe and America since 1850.

Note: Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Global Learning

HIST 379 - Women in Modern Europe

HIST 379 - Women in Modern Europe

Credits: 3

Survey of women in European history from the eighteenth to the twenty-first century. Focus on women’s citizenship beginning with Enlightenment idea of rights through developments in modern feminism.

Cross-listed Course: WGST 379

Note: Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Professional and Civic Engagement

HIST 380 - History of the Holocaust

HIST 380 - History of the Holocaust

Credits: 3

Introduction to Nazi Germany’s systematic mass-murder of Europe’s Jews and other minorities during World War II. Examination of forces that led to the Holocaust, including scientific racism, Nazi policy implementation, and dynamics of annihilation during war.

HIST 380 - History of the Holocaust

HIST 380 - History of the Holocaust

Credits: 3

Introduction to Nazi Germany’s systematic mass-murder of Europe’s Jews and other minorities during World War II. Examination of forces that led to the Holocaust, including scientific racism, Nazi policy implementation, and dynamics of annihilation during war.

HIST 383 - Jewish History I: Late Antiquity to 1500

 

Credits: 3

The religious, cultural, social, and political conditions that shaped the Jewish experience in the Near East and Europe from late antiquity to 1500.

Cross-listed Course: JSTU 381, RELG 381

HIST 384 - Jewish History II: 1500 to the Present

HIST 384 - Jewish History II: 1500 to the Present

Credits: 3

Case studies of Jewish history in Europe, America, and the land of Israel, 1500 to the present.

Cross-listed Course: JSTU 382, RELG 382

HIST 385 - The Expansion of Christianity

HIST 385 - The Expansion of Christianity

Credits: 3

Critical epochs in the spread of Christianity. Consideration of the great crises that shaped the structure and form of Christianity during the last 20 centuries: the Hellenistic world; the medieval syntheses; the breakup of Western Christian unity; the transition to worldwide mission activity in the industrial age.

Note: Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Global Learning

HIST 386 - Islamic Institutions and Traditions

HIST 386 - Islamic Institutions and Traditions

Credits: 3

The religious, political, social and economic institutions and intellectual and scholarly traditions developed by Muslim societies throughtout Afro-Eurasia from late antiquity to the present.

Cross-listed Course: RELG 354

Note: Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Diversity and Social Advocacy Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Global Learning Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Professional and Civic Engagement

HIST 387 - Messiahs, Mystics and Rebels in the Islamic World

HIST 387 - Messiahs, Mystics and Rebels in the Islamic World

Credits: 3

Representative messianic movements, millenarian visionaries and apocalyptic imaginings in the Islamic world from the 7th century to the present, with attention to related developments in the Jewish and Christian traditions over the last two millennia.

Cross-listed Course: RELG 368

HIST 389 - Science, Magic and Religion

HIST 389 - Science, Magic and Religion

Credits: 3

Occultism as a link between science and religion and its central role in Western intellectual and cultural history; the historical development of the science-magic-religion continuum in the Islamo-Christian world from late antiquity to present.

Cross-listed Course: RELG 362

HIST 390 - Engineering in History

HIST 390 - Engineering in History

Credits: 3

History of engineering practices, professions, and sciences, as well as development of engineered artifacts from the Middle Ages to the present.

HIST 391 - Information Technology: Past and Present

HIST 391 - Information Technology: Past and Present

Credits: 3

The history of the computer; how it acquired various forms through the 20th century; how information, as defined by computers, had shaped the world over the past century.

HIST 392 - Making Modern Science: The Physical Sciences

HIST 392 - Making Modern Science: The Physical Sciences

Credits: 3

The history of physics, chemistry, geology, and related sciences since the Scientific Revolution.

HIST 393 - Making Modern Science: The Life Sciences

Hist 393 - Making Modern Science: The Life Sciences

Credits: 3

The study of the life from antiquity to the present. Investigates the origins of modern biology and medicine and how life has shaped scientific, political, and economic thought.

HIST 396 - Evolution of Warfare I

HIST 396 - Evolution of Warfare I

Credits: 3

A history of tactics, strategy, weapons, and logistics from 500 B.C. to A.D. 1400.

HIST 397 - Evolution of Warfare II

HIST 397 - Evolution of Warfare II

Credits: 3

A history of tactics, strategy, weapons, and logistics from A.D. 1400 to the present.

Cross-listed Course: ARMY 597

HIST 399 - Independent Study

HIST 399 - Independent Study

Credits: 1-6

Contract approved by instructor, advisor, and department chair is required for undergraduate students.

Note: Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Research

HIST 401 - The Development of the American People to 1789

HIST 401 - The Development of the American People to 1789

Credits: 3

The founding of the English colonies, their developing maturity, the events leading to the Revolution, and the creation of a new nation.

HIST 402 - The New Nation, 1789-1828

HIST 402 - The New Nation, 1789-1828

Credits: 3

The new republic and the developing democratic spirit in politics and culture.

HIST 403 - The Sections and the Nation, 1828-1860

HIST 403 - The Sections and the Nation, 1828-1860

Credits: 3

The three cultures of East, South, and West; their interactions and the events leading to the Civil War.

HIST 404 - Civil War and Reconstruction, 1860-1877

HIST 404 - Civil War and Reconstruction, 1860-1877

Credits: 3

The political, military, and social history of the War and the reorganization which followed.

HIST 405 - The Rise of Industrial America, 1877-1917

HIST 405 - The Rise of Industrial America, 1877-1917

Credits: 3

A survey of recent United States history with emphasis on the economic, social, and literary developments from 1877 to 1917.

HIST 406 - The United States and a World at War, 1917-1945

HIST 406 - The United States and a World at War, 1917-1945

Credits: 3

A survey of the political, economic, social, and cultural developments of the period.

HIST 407 - United States History Since 1945

HIST 407 - United States History Since 1945

Credits: 3

A survey of the political, economic, social, and cultural developments in the period after World War II.

HIST 409 - The History of South Carolina, 1670-1865

HIST 409 - The History of South Carolina, 1670-1865

Credits: 3

A study of South Carolina origins and developments.

HIST 410 - History of South Carolina Since 1865

HIST 410 - History of South Carolina Since 1865

Credits: 3

A survey of recent South Carolina history with emphasis on social and institutional development.

HIST 413 - History of Canada

HIST 410 - History of South Carolina Since 1865

Credits: 3

A survey of Canadian development from colony to modern nation.

HIST 420 - Colonial Latin America

HIST 420 - Colonial Latin America

Credits: 3

The establishment and consolidation of the Spanish and Portuguese empires in the Western hemisphere; interaction of Indians, Africans, and Iberians, and the formation of social, economic, and political traditions in Latin America; political independence.

Cross-listed Course: LASP 341

HIST 421 - Modern Latin America

HIST 421 - Modern Latin America

Credits: 3

Traditional society in the area and problems arising from social, economic, and political changes since independence; comparative studies of national responses to these problems.

Cross-listed Course: LASP 342

Note: Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Global Learning Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Professional and Civic Engagement

HIST 422 - Social and Economic History of Latin America

HIST 422 - Social and Economic History of Latin America

Credits: 3

The evolution of social groups and changes in economic patterns in Latin America from pre-Columbian times to the present.

Cross-listed Course: LASP 441

HIST 423 - History of Mexico

HIST 423 - History of Mexico

Credits: 3

Mexico from the pre-conquest period to the present, with an emphasis on modern Mexico.

Cross-listed Course: LASP 442

HIST 424 - Gender in Latin America

HIST 424 - Gender in Latin America

Credits: 3

Comparative study of gender and women’s history exploring intersections of gender with social structures such as race, class, and political beliefs.

Note: Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Professional and Civic Engagement

HIST 425 - Caribbean Race and Slavery, 1500-1900

HIST 425 - Caribbean Race and Slavery, 1500-1900

Credits: 3

The roles race and slavery played in shaping Colonial Caribbean History from the pre-Columbian Civilizations to the end of the 19th century.

HIST 434 - Everyday Life in Colonial America

HIST 434 - Everyday Life in Colonial America

Credits: 3

The customs, mores, attitudes, and living conditions of men and women of the 17th and 18th centuries. Emphasis on the common people of the American colonies.

HIST 435 - The American Revolution

HIST 435 - The American Revolution

Credits: 3

The causes of the Revolution; the events of the period and their implications.

HIST 442 - The Old South

HIST 442 - The Old South

Credits: 3

Development of Southern society and of the forces that made the South a distinctive section of the United States.

HIST 443 - The New South

HIST 443 - The New South

Credits: 3

Reconstruction, the Bourbon era, agrarian revolt, industrial revolution, racial problems, and the changes resulting from the impact of two world wars and the New Deal (1865-1946).

Note: Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Diversity and Social Advocacy

HIST 444 - The Civil War in American History

HIST 444 - The Civil War in American History

Credits: 3

The causes, events, and results of the Civil War.

HIST 445 - The Reconstruction of the Nation

HIST 445 - The Reconstruction of the Nation

Credits: 3

The events and results of the attempt to reorder the American nation after the Civil War.

HIST 446 - Immigration and Ethnicity in America

HIST 446 - Immigration and Ethnicity in America

Credits: 3

Issues of immigration, assimilation and nativism in the United States, 1840 to 1930.

HIST 448 - American Environmental History

HIST 448 - American Environmental History

Credits: 3

Interaction of cultural values, economic interests, public policy, and technology with the physical environment over time.

HIST 449 - American Popular Culture Since 1890

HIST 449 - American Popular Culture Since 1890

Credits: 3

A history of the contributions of the popular aspects of American culture and their interactions with American institutions.

HIST 449 - American Popular Culture Since 1890

HIST 449 - American Popular Culture Since 1890

Credits: 3

A history of the contributions of the popular aspects of American culture and their interactions with American institutions.

HIST 451 - The History of American Medicine

HIST 451 - The History of American Medicine

Credits: 3

The development of the art and science of medicine as practiced in the United States from colonial times to Medicare. Emphasis on the social history of American medicine

HIST 452 - The History of Science in America

HIST 452 - The History of Science in America

Credits: 3

The development of science in America from colonial times to the present. Special attention will be given to defining those factors, scientific, economic, and social, which have raised American science to its commanding position in the 20th century.

HIST 453 - Technology and American Society

HIST 453 - Technology and American Society.

Credits: 3

The historical development of technologies and technological systems in the American context.

HIST 455 - The American Civil Rights Movement

HIST 455 - The American Civil Rights Movement

Credits: 3

Examination of the origins of Jim Crow and the multi-faceted struggle against it, and other forms of racial inequality, in the American South and the rest of the US since the early 20th century.

Cross-listed Course: AFAM 335

HIST 460 - American Thought to 1865

HIST 460 - American Thought to 1865

Credits: 3

The transfer and adaptation of European ideas to a new environment and the development of new patterns.

HIST 461 - American Thought since 1865

HIST 461 - American Thought since 1865

Credits: 3

The maturation and extension of a national culture.

HIST 462 - Southern Intellectual and Cultural History

HIST 462 - Southern Intellectual and Cultural History

Credits: 3

TIntellectual and cultural developments characteristic of the Southern region from colonial times to the recent past.

Note: Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Diversity and Social Advocacy

HIST 464 - History of American Women

HIST 464 - History of American Women

Credits: 3

The social, political, and economic roles and changing status of women in America.

Cross-listed Course: WGST 464

HIST 465 - American Diplomatic History

HIST 465 - American Diplomatic History

Credits: 3

A historical survey of American foreign policy and foreign relations. First semester: to World War I. Second semester: World War I to the present.

HIST 466 - American Diplomatic History

HIST 466 - American Diplomatic History

Credits: 3

A historical survey of American foreign policy and foreign relations. First semester: to World War I. Second semester: World War I to the present.

HIST 468 - American Military Experience

HIST 468 - American Military Experience

Credits: 3

Transformation of war and of the institutions for waging war from the American Revolution to the present.

Cross-listed Course: ARMY 406

HIST 469 - Constitutional History of the United States I

HIST 469 - Constitutional History of the United States I

Credits: 3

A study of the constitutional development of the United States from the creation of the Articles of Confederation to the Civil War. It deals primarily with problems of governmental organization, judicial interpretation, and sectional politics.

HIST 470 - Constitutional History of the United States II

HIST 470 - Constitutional History of the United States II

Credits: 3

An analysis of the growth of constitutional power from 1860 to the present, giving special attention to the constitutional problems of the Civil War period, the increasing role of the judiciary in national affairs, and the general extension of constitutional authority in the 20th century.

HIST 471 - American Jewish History

HIST 471 - American Jewish History

Credits: 3

Examination of experiences of Jews in the United States from Colonial Period to late 20th century, especially Jewish immigration, political behavior, social mobility, religious affiliation, group identity formation, and meaning of Anti-Semitism in American and global contexts.

HIST 478 - Material Culture in the Digital Age

HIST 478 - Material Culture in the Digital Age

Credits: 3

Examination of material culture (objects and artifacts a society produces) as primary sources for historical research; how these sources are transformed when digitized; and the nature of born-digital resources.

HIST 479 - Oral History

HIST 479 - Oral History

Credits: 3

Methodology, application and usage, historic and current literature, identification and examination of available resources.

Note: Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Research

HIST 480 - Internship in Public History

HIST 480 - Internship in Public History

Credits: 3

Professional practice in museums, archives, preservation organizations, and other agencies involved in historical research, advocacy, and preservation of historical resources and history programming for public audiences.

HIST 492 - Topics in History

HIST 492 - Topics in History

Credits: 3

Reading and research on selected historical subjects. Open only to juniors and seniors with permission of the instructor.

Note: Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Community Service Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Research

HIST 493 - Topics in History

HIST 493 - Topics in History

Credits: 3

Reading and research on selected historical subjects. Open only to juniors and seniors with permission of the instructor.

Note: Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Research

HIST 494 - Topics in History

HIST 494 - Topics in History

Credits: 3

Reading and research on selected historical subjects. Open only to juniors and seniors with permission of the instructor.

Note: Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Research

HIST 497 - Senior Seminar

HIST 497 - Senior Seminar

Credits: 3

Principles of historical research and writing as applied to the seminar topic. Open to history majors or by special permission of instructor.

Prerequisites: HIST 300 or permission of instructor

Note: Carolina Core Integrative Course, History, BA

Note: Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Research

HIST 498 - Senior Seminar

HIST 498 - Senior Seminar

Credits: 3

Principles of historical research and writing as applied to the seminar topic. Open to history majors or by special permission of instructor.

Prerequisites: HIST 300 or permission of instructor

Note: Carolina Core Integrative Course, History, BA

Note: Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Research

HIST 499 - Senior Thesis

HIST 499 - Senior Thesis

Credits: 3

Principles of historical research and writing. A senior year thesis related to one of the advanced courses in the major program.

Prerequisites: HIST 300 or permission of instructor

Note: Carolina Core Integrative Course, History, BA

Note: Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Research

HIST 562 - The Middle East and the United States: 1800 to the Present

HIST 562 - The Middle East and the United States: 1800 to the Present

Credits: 3

Political, cultural, and economic ties which have linked the Middle East to the United States. Middle Eastern views of these relationships and their impact on modern Middle Eastern history.

Note: Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Research

HIST 562 - The Middle East and the United States: 1800 to the Present

HIST 562 - The Middle East and the United States: 1800 to the Present

Credits: 3

Political, cultural, and economic ties which have linked the Middle East to the United States. Middle Eastern views of these relationships and their impact on modern Middle Eastern history.

Note: Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Research

HIST 599 - Topics in History

HIST 599 - Topics in History

Credits: 3

Reading and research on selected historical topics. Course content varies and will be announced in the schedule of classes by suffix and title.

HIST 640 - South Carolina History

HIST 640 - South Carolina History

Credits: 3

South Carolina since colonization.

Note: Television instruction only.

HIST 641 - The American South Comes of Age

HIST 641 - The American South Comes of Age

Credits: 3

Changes in the Southern region since 1940.

Note: Television instruction only.

HIST 692 - Historic Preservation Field Experience–Charleston, S.C.

HIST 692 - Historic Preservation Field Experience–Charleston, S.C.

Credits: 3

On-site introduction to historic preservation including research, interpretation, management, and economics of preservation. Offered only in Charleston during summer term.

Prerequisites: consent of instructor