Courses

  • HIST-1223 Turning Points in U.S. History

    A survey of the major trends, conflicts and crises of American history from the age of discovery to the present. Special attention will be paid to such topics as the settlement of the United States, the American Revolution, the Age of the Common Man, the Civil War Era, the Age of Industrialization and Urbanization, American foreign policy and the Cold War, the Civil Rights Movement, the decade of the sixties and the cultural wars. This course is normally offered every semester.

  • HIST-2111 Exploring America

    This history travel course will take students to various historical sites, museums, monuments, and living history exhibits, enabling them to see where history was made and how it has been preserved and presented. Regular class meetings and assignments during the spring semester prepare students to maximize their learning on the 7-10 day travel experience. Destinations and trip themes change each year so the course may be repeated for credit. This course is normally offered in the spring semester. The travel component starts at the end of the semester.

  • HIST-2123 Introduction to Historical Research

    An introduction to historical research, analysis and writing, emphasizing the complex nature and philosophy of history, the history of historical writing, and the role of Christian historians. This course is normally offered in the spring semester.

  • HIST-2213 History of the U.S. to 1877

    A survey of America-s political, social, religious, intellectual, diplomatic, and economic history from its founding through Reconstruction. This course is normally offered every fall semester.

  • HIST-2223 History of the U.S. Since 1877

    A survey of America-s political, social, religious, intellectual, diplomatic, and economic history from the end of Reconstruction to the present. This course is normally offered in the spring semester.

  • HIST-2313 Oklahoma History

    A study of the exploration of Oklahoma, coming of civilized tribes, opening of Indian lands to settlement by non-Indians, statehood, constitution and government, and economic and political developments. This course is normally offered in the spring semester of even numbered years.

  • HIST-2513 English History to 1603

    A survey of English history from the Roman Conquest to the death of Elizabeth I, with emphasis on the creation of the national state and its constitutional evolution. Economic and social developments and relations with other parts of the British Isles also receive attention. This course is normally offered spring semester of even numbered years.

  • HIST-2523 English History Since 1603

    A survey of English history from the accession of James I to the present. in addition to the themes emphasized in the first half of this survey, the rise and the decline of the British Empire are studied. This course is normally offered spring semester of odd numbered years.

  • HIST-2613 The Modern Middle East

    A historical and cultural study of the modern Middle East, focusing on Islamic culture, nationalism, secularization and the challenge of Westernization. Key topics include the rise and fall of the Ottoman Empire, the establishment of Saudi Arabia, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the Iranian Revolution, the Persian Gulf Wars, and the rise of political terrorism. This course is normally offered in the fall semester of even numbered years.

  • HIST-2723 Introduction to Public History

    Introduction to theories regarding various fields of public history, the historical traditions of such fields, and the relationship between public history and the history profession. The course will introduce students to various public history fields including museum studies, archives, historic preservation, heritage tourism, media, oral history, and cultural resource management. Field trips to area museums, archival depositories, and research centers will be included. This course is normally offered in the fall semester of even numbered years.

  • HIST-2903 Studies in European Civilization

    A systematic study of Western civilization beginning with ancient Greece and ending with the emerging European community. Students visit major European capitals as part of the field experience on the European Studies Program. This course is normally offered in the fall semester and summer.

  • HIST-2923 Perspectives in Western Civilization

    An examination of the political, economic, social, cultural and religious developments of Western civilization. This course is normally offered every fall semester and summer.

  • HIST-3113 American Western Frontier

    A historical study of the western United States from the time of Spanish settlement to the present, focusing on interactions between Europeans and native inhabitants, American western expansion, and the importance of the western American folk culture. Key topics include Spanish conquistadores and missions, the Louisiana Purchase, the Oregon Trail, the Mexican-American War, Indian Wars, and the West in popular culture. This course is normally offered in the fall semester of even numbered years.

  • HIST-3173 Church History to 1517

    A comprehensive historical survey of the Christian religion from its beginning to the sixteenth-century Reformation. Special emphasis is given to the nature of the early church, later doctrinal controversies, papal development and outstanding personalities of this period. (Same as BIBL-3173.) This course is normally offered in the fall semester of even numbered years.

  • HIST-3183 Church History 1517 to Present

    Christian history from the sixteenth-century Reformation through the nineteenth-century Restoration Movement in America. (Same as BIBL-3183.) This course is normally offered in the spring semester of even numbered years.

  • HIST-3193 The Restoration Movement

    A study of the Scottish origins and American development of the Restoration Movement. Significant personalities and issues as well as the history and spread of the movement are studied. (Same as BIBL-4713.) This course is normally offered in the fall semester of odd numbered years.

  • HIST-3213 Colonial America-1492-1763

    This course focuses on the creation and development of European colonies in the New World, especially in North America, from the European discovery of America to the end of the French and Indian War. It compares and contrasts the cultures of the major European colonial powers and those of Native Americans. Key topics include European exploration and conquest, the everyday lives of colonists, their interactions with Native Americans, the development and spread of slavery, political and economic development, religious diversity and creativity, and colonial wars. This course is normally offered in the spring semester of odd numbered years.

  • HIST-3413 African-American History

    A study of the political, intellectual and socio-economic history of African-Americans from their African backgrounds to the present. Special emphasis is placed upon the contradictions between the treatment of African-Americans and other Americans, the development of African-American culture, leadership, and the struggle for liberty and equality. This course is normally offered in the spring semester of odd numbered years.

  • HIST-3563 Nineteenth Century Europe, 1789-1890

    An examination of the social, economic and political history of Europe from 1789 to the passing of Bismarck. Special emphasis is placed upon the French and Industrial Revolutions and their long-range effects. This course is normally offered every fifth semester.

  • HIST-3583 Twentieth Century Europe, 1890-Present

    A study of the twentieth century and its dramatic developments, focusing especially on the challenges to liberalism embodied in the world wars, fascism, communism and the Cold War. This course is normally offered every fifth semester.

  • HIST-3613 American Intellectual History

    An interdisciplinary study of American thought from the Puritans to the present, with emphasis on American exceptionalism, Calvinism, the Enlightenment, Romanticism, individualism, social Darwinism, pragmatism, anti-communism, and post-modernism. This course is normally offered in the spring semester of even numbered years.

  • HIST-3713 American Religious History

    A historical study of religion in America from the point of European contact to the present, with an emphasis on religious pluralism, church-state relations, theology, and cultural accommodation. Key topics include Puritanism, the Great Awakenings, evangelicalism, Catholicism, Mormonism, the Restoration Movement, the Social Gospel, Fundamentalism, and world religions in America. This course is normally offered in the spring semester of odd numbered years.

  • HIST-3913 Renaissance and Reformation, 1300-1648

    An examination of the cultural developments which appeared first in Italy and then spread to Northern Europe. The course includes a brief survey of the Protestant revolt and its political ramifications. This course is normally offered every fifth semester.

  • HIST-4013 Revolutionary and Early National America, 1763-1815

    A study of the creation and development of the American republic from the end of the French and Indian War through the War of 1812 with an emphasis on politics and political thought, diplomacy, and religious and cultural developments. Particular attention will be paid to the emergence of American culture and nationalism, dissent and revolution, the Confederation and Constitution, the development of political parties, westward expansion, the War of 1812, and the personalities, politics and religious beliefs of the founding generation. This course is normally offered in the fall semester of odd numbered years.

  • HIST-4033 American Women's History

    An historical study of women in America from the colonial period to the present, focusing on women-s experiences as wage earners, political activists, social reformers, and homemakers. Key topics include the Salem Witch Trials, women in the Revolution, frontier women, the suffrage movement, Victorian sexuality, progressive reforms, the modern feminist movement, the concept of gender, and women in sports. This course is normally offered in the spring semester of even numbered years.

  • HIST-4113 Jacksonian America-1815-1850

    An examination of the political, economic, social and cultural developments of the United States from the end of the War of 1812 through the 1840s with emphasis on the rise of Jacksonian democracy, religious revivals and innovations, revolutions in transportation, communications and market economics, the emergence of American nationalism, the bases for sectionalism, and America-s westward expansion. Key topics include Jacksonian politics, the Second Party System, Indian removal, manifest destiny, the Second Great Awakening, and the Mexican-American War. This course is normally offered in the spring semester of even numbered years.

  • HIST-4313 The Gilded Age and Progressive Era, 1877-1914

    A study of the aftermath of Reconstruction, the occupation of the trans-Mississippi West, the revolutions in communications, agriculture, and industry, and their relation to political and social developments, the tariff, movements for reform, foreign relations, and the progressive movement. This course is normally offered in the fall semester of odd numbered years.

  • HIST-4343 America in the Era of the World Wars, 1914-1945

    A study which focuses on the home front during this turbulent period. Topics covered include the impact of the wars on society, the economic collapse of the nation, the transition from an agrarian society to a dominant urban culture, the revolution in thought and morals, and the growing rumblings of discontent from women and minorities. This course is normally offered in the fall semester of odd numbered years.

  • HIST-4353 U.S. History Since 1945

    A study of America-s political, diplomatic, social, economic, and cultural history since the end of WWII, focusing on the Cold War, McCarthyism, the expansion of civil rights, the Vietnam War, student protests, the Persian Gulf Wars, and popular culture. This course is normally offered in the spring semester of odd numbered years.

  • HIST-4423 History and Theory of Historic Preservation

    Survey of the various historic theories of historic preservation, and the social, cultural, and technological forces that shaped them. The course will foster a consciousness of the various historical and contemporary attitudes towards the identification and preservation of historically significant structures. This course is normally offered in the spring semester of odd numbered years.

  • HIST-4523 History of Rome

    A study of Rome from founding to fall, with special attention to the nature of Roman imperialism, culture, politics and the roles of Jews and Christians in the Empire. This course Is normally offered every fifth semester.

  • HIST-4613 Medieval Europe, 400-1300

    A detailed study of the political, economic and social history of Europe from the decline of the Roman Empire up to late Middle Ages, with special attention to key institutions which have shaped the modern world. This course Is normally offered every fifth semester.

  • HIST-4723 Civil War and Reconstruction

    A study of the social, economic and political factors leading to the Civil War, 1861-1865, and the results of the conflict. This course is normally offered in the fall semester of even numbered years.

  • HIST-4733 Senior History Seminar

    A capstone seminar giving history majors the opportunity to further develop their craft as historians and explore in depth a historical question that has interested them. Students interact with the faculty at an advanced level, produce a historical project and practice research skills in preparation for graduate school or for entry into their professions. This course is normally offered in the fall semester.

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