Degrees & Courses

Course List

US History 1492-1877
HIST  0110 3.00 Credit Hours
Survey of the United States from colonial times to 1877. Meets the General Education requirement for all majors. Prerequisite: 17 or higher on the ACT Reading section or 15 hours completed with a GPA of 2.5 or higher.
US History 1877 to Present
HIST  0120 3.00 Credit Hours
Survey of the economic, social, and political development of the United States from 1877 to the present. Meets the Core Curriculum requirement for all majors. Prerequisite: 17 or higher on the ACT Reading section or 15 hours completed with a GPA of 2.5 or higher.
Western Civilization to 1660
HIST  0130 3.00 Credit Hours
Survey of the development and progress of western civilization from its origins through the Reformation. Changes in political organization, religion, artistic expression, and daily life in the ancient Near East, Greece, Rome, and Christian Europe.
Western Civ since 1660
HIST  0140 3.00 Credit Hours
Survey of Western societies from the Baroque Era to the retreat of European colonialism. Major emphasis on development of the nation-state, the impact of industrialization, changes in political and religious outlook, the impact of revolutions, and two world wars.
Asian Civilizations
HIST  0150 3.00 Credit Hours
Introductory survey of the history and culture of traditional and modern Asia, focusing on the distinctive culture areas of monsoonal Asia, i.e., South, Southeast, and East Asia. Some attention will also be given to Asian culture areas outside this zone.
History of Latin America
HIST  0160 3.00 Credit Hours
Historical overview of Latin America, from the Spanish and Portuguese to the present day, by examining the major themes and events in the region. Particular emphasis will be placed on the Indian and African background of Latin American history and the ways in which these groups helped shape Latin American society. Topics covered will include the conquest of Latin America, Spanish administration, the independence movements of the nineteenth century, nation building, and revolutionary movements of the twentieth century.
Intro to Historical Research
HIST  0201 3.00 Credit Hours
A formal introduction to the discipline of history and the skills needed for studying it. Emphases include basic research techniques, critical reading of primary and secondary sources, and the recommended styles and strategies for writing research papers. Required of all History B.A. and all Social Studies (History emphasis) B.S.E. majors as a prerequisite for upper-division History courses. Prerequisite: HIST 110 or 120 or 130 or 140.
Topics in History
HIST  0298 3.00 Credit Hours
Special historical topics are examined. Students are encouraged to submit areas of personal interest to guide in the selection of the topics.
Food Culture & Exchange
HIST  0301 3.00 Credit Hours
An examination of how changes in methods of procuring, producing, distributing, and consuming food have shaped world history. Special emphases include: how the need for food has shaped societies, how new foods have transformed societies and relations between societies, how foodways change over time, and how new eating choices impact society. Prerequisite: Any History course at the 100-level.
US Social & Intellect History
HIST  0310 3.00 Credit Hours
Survey of the ideas, values, and institutions that have nurtured and influenced the United States during the great industrial expansion and emergence as a technology leader to the dilemmas of the 1970's and 1980's. Prerequisite: Three hours of history or consent of instructor.
East Asian Civilizations I WI
HIST  0313 3.00 Credit Hours
Survey of the history of pre-modern East Asia to 1600, focusing particularly on China, Japan, and to a lesser extent, Korea. Course will emphasize the development of East Asian cultures, societies, and political structures and will use a comparative analysis in seeking to understand the history of the region. Prerequisite: HIST 150.
East Asian Civilizations II WI
HIST  0314 3.00 Credit Hours
Survey of the history of modern East Asia from 1600, focusing particularly on China, Japan, and to a lesser extent, Korea. Course will emphasize the impact of the West and the problems of modern development, using a comparative analysis in seeking to understand the history of the region. Prerequisite: HIST 150.
South Asian Civilizations WI
HIST  0316 3.00 Credit Hours
Survey of the history of South Asia from prehistoric times to the present. Course will emphasize the development of South Asian cultures, societies, and political structures. Prerequisite: HIST 150.
The Civil Rights Era
HIST  0320 3.00 Credit Hours
A study of the African-American struggle for civil rights. While surveying the period from the end of Reconstruction to the present day, this course will focus primarily on events from 1954-1968. Prerequisite: HIST 120.
The American West
HIST  0325 3.00 Credit Hours
Explores the conquest of the American West by Spanish, French, and American settlers and its effects on the native inhabitants of the region. The development of the mythic west will also be examined. Prerequisite: HiIST110 or 120.
History of American Indians
HIST  0330 3.00 Credit Hours
A Survey of the social, political, diplomatic, military, and legal history of Native American society. Prerequisite: HIST 110 or 120.
Great Depression & WWII
HIST  0332 3.00 Credit Hours
An in-depth study of the American experience during the Great Depression and World War II. Prerequisite: HIST 120.
Latin American Revolutions WI
HIST  0342 3.00 Credit Hours
Latin American Revolutions addresses the causes and consequences of 20th century uprisings in Bolivia, Mexico, Cuba, Guatemala, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Chile, and Columbia. Emphasis will be placed on the tactics and personalities of revolutionary leaders as well as the needs and reactions of their supporters. Prerequisite: HIST 160.
The U.S. and the Cold War
HIST  0343 3.00 Credit Hours
A study of the 20th century struggle for global influence between the United States and the Soviet Union. Prerequisite: HIST 120.
America in Vietnam
HIST  0344 3.00 Credit Hours
A political, diplomatic, military, and social study of the U.S. involvement in Vietnam from 1945 to 1975. Prerequisite: HIST 120.
Age of Jefferson and Jackson
HIST  0345 3.00 Credit Hours
Early political development in the United States. Evolution of the presidency over the first years of the new government, the triumph of Jeffersonian ideas, social trends, and the rise of nationalism. Prerequisite: HIST 110 or 120.
Civil War & Reconstruct (WI)
HIST  0350 3.00 Credit Hours
Causes of the Civil War, slavery, and reform movements before the Civil War. Traces the development of reconstruction and political developments of the era. Prerequisite: HIST 110 or 120.
History of Missouri
HIST  0360 3.00 Credit Hours
Missouri's growth from its early settlement to the present. Emphasis on political, economic, institutional, and social development. Prerequisite: HIST 110 or 120.
Colonial North America (WI)
HIST  0365 3.00 Credit Hours
Discovery, conquest, and development from 1492-1781. The imperial struggles between Spain, France, England, and various Native Americans will be emphasized, along with the social, cultural, and economic growth of the European colonies. Prerequisite: HIST 110 or 120.
Nineteenth Century Europe
HIST  0369 3.00 Credit Hours
A survey of the major alterations of European society during the twentieth century. Emphasis on industrialization, imperialism, revolutions, rise of socialism/communism, middle-class liberal capitalism, and individual national events. HIST 130 or 140 recommended before taking this class.
Twentieth Century Europe
HIST  0370 3.00 Credit Hours
A survey approach with emphasis on World Wars I and II, the League of Nations, the United Nations, totalitarian systems, and current European/world problems. HIST 130 or 140 recommended before taking this class.
The Holocaust
HIST  0371 3.00 Credit Hours
An examination of the destruction of the European Jews from 1933 to 1945, with special attention to the social, political, and scientific context of the Holocaust. Special attention to European anti-Semitism, the rise of German Nazism, the development of a policy of mass murder, and the operation of ghettos and death camps. HIST 130 or 140 recommended before taking this class.
Women U.S. History (WI)
HIST  0373 3.00 Credit Hours
A survey of the historical experience of American women from the colonial period to the modern era. Prerequisite: HIST 110 or 120.
English History 1660 (WI)
HIST  0375 3.00 Credit Hours
The peoples of England and their institutions from prehistoric settlement through the English civil wars. Major topics include the impact of Anglo-Saxon, Scandinavian, and Norman invasions, the changing roles of monarchy and parliament, changes in England's relations with other parts of the British Isles and with Europe, and life among various social classes. Prerequisite: HIST: 130 or 140.
British History Since 1660
HIST  0380 3.00 Credit Hours
British peoples and institutions from the Restoration to the present. Emphasis on the development of Parliamentary government, the rise and fall of the world's first industrial economy, life among various social classes, and changes in Britain's role as a European and global power. Prerequisite: HIST 130 or 140.
History Russia 1796 (WI)
HIST  0387 3.00 Credit Hours
History of Russia from pre-Tsarist times through the reign of Catherine the Great. Emphasis on the land and the people, national characteristics, and political institutions. Prerequisite: HIST 130 or 140.
History of Russia Since 1796
HIST  0388 3.00 Credit Hours
Russia since the reign of Catherine the Great until the recent demise of the Soviet Union. Investigates the problems posed by Tsarist Autocracy and Serfdom, the origins and course of the Bolshevik Revolution, Russian life under communism, and the structural weaknesses and events contributing to the collapse of the Soviet Union. Prerequisite: HIST 130 or 140.
History of Germany
HIST  0390 3.00 Credit Hours
Social, political, military, and economic history of Germany, with major concentration on the post-1519 period. Emphasis on the decline of the Medieval Empire, princely absolutism, national unification, Weimar Republic, Third Reich, and post World War II. HIST 130 or 140 recommended before taking this class.
The Gilded Age & Prog. Era
HIST  0405 3.00 Credit Hours
A survey of United States history from the end of Reconstruction through the 1920s.
United States 1945-present WI
HIST  0410 3.00 Credit Hours
Selected topics in the United States history between 1945 and the end of the twentieth century. Prerequisite: HIST 120.
AfricanAmerican Hist & Culture
HIST  0415 3.00 Credit Hours
Understanding African American history is indispensable for understanding American history. This is true because African Americans have made extraordinary contributions to American culture and society, including but not limited to, social movements to achieve full participation in that society.
Renaissance & Reform 1350-1559
HIST  0425 3.00 Credit Hours
An overview of Europe from 1350 to 1559. Changes in thought and artistic expression, the divisions within Western Christendom, the emergence of national monarchies, and the impact of economic change on daily life. Prerequisite: HIST 130 or 140.
The Era French Rev & Napoleon
HIST  0435 3.00 Credit Hours
An examination and analysis of events in France and their impact on Europe from 1789 to 1815. Interplay of ideas and people and the quest for a political settlement under a constitutional monarchy, republic, and empire. Prerequisite: HIST 130 or 140.
European Intellectual History
HIST  0440 3.00 Credit Hours
Intellectual, cultural, and social developments in Europe from the Italian Renaissance to the present. Examination of the rise of scientific thought, the Enlightenment, Romanticism, nationalism, political ideologies, social reforms, and existentialism. HIST 130 or 140 recommended before taking this course.
Colonial Latin America
HIST  0474 3.00 Credit Hours
Colonial Latin America will provide a historical overview of Latin American from the Spanish and Portuguese conquest until independence in the 1820s, by examining the major themes and events in the region. Particular emphasis will be placed on the Indian background to Latin American history and the ways the natives helped shape Latin American society. Topics covered will include the conquest of Latin America, imperial rivalries, Spanish administration, Indian labor, and the independence movements of the 19th century. Prerequisite: HIST 130 or 140.
Modern Latin America
HIST  0475 3.00 Credit Hours
Historical overview of Latin America since independence, examining major themes, events, and issues in the region. Particular emphasis on ways in which Latin American peoples have struggled to resist, adapt, and take advantage of the social forces influencing their nations' urbanization, populism, social revolution, development, peasant rebellion, the position of women in society, and the Church. Prerequisite: HIST 130 or 140.
internship in History
HIST  0491 1.00 Credit Hours
Practical, professional training in archival skills and museum management in an area historical museum, archival institution or historic site, under the supervision of a faculty member and a professional from the participating institution. No more than three hours may be counted toward a major or minor. Prerequisite: Junior standing or above and departmental approval. Repeatable up to eight credit hours.
Seminar Historical Res (WI)
HIST  0497 3.00 Credit Hours
Topics pertaining to an era or historical problem of special interest to the instructor and students. Emphasis on student's ability to research, assimilate, and present new areas of knowledge. Prerequisite: Junior standing, HIST 201, ENG 102, and 6 hours upper-division history.
Advanced Topics in History
HIST  0498 3.00 Credit Hours
Advanced topics not covered in other history offerings. Emphasis on student's ability to research, assimilate, and present new areas of knowledge. Prerequisite: Junior or Senior status.
Independent Study
HIST  0499 1.00 Credit Hours
Individualized project directed by the instructor/adviser with approval of department head, and school dean. Advanced standing in the major field and a minimum GPA of 3.0 are required. Repeatable up to six credit hours.
Am. Foreign Policy 20th Cent.
HIST  6142 3.00 Credit Hours
Rdgs in Transnational Hist
HIST  6143 3.00 Credit Hours