Academic Catalog 2021-2022

History (HIST)

HIST 131  World History I  (3 Credits)  

World History to 1500 (3) General survey of civilization from prehistoric times to the present with emphasis on the development of the ideas, events, and institutions that make up the modem world. Three hours of lecture per week. Listed as HIST 2311 in the Texas Common Course Numbering System.

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Dept of History & Geography

HIST 132  World History II  (3 Credits)  

World History since 1500 (3) Continuation of HIST 131. Three hours of lecture per week. Listed as HIST 2312 in the Texas Common Course Numbering System.

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Dept of History & Geography

HIST 246  Introduction to Women's Study  (3 Credits)  

Introduction to Women’s Studies (3) Interdisciplinary is scope, this course introduces the study and contributions of women and gender as social categories that transform our understanding of culture, history, and society.Three hours of lecture per week.

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Dept of History & Geography

HIST 321  African Amer Hist To 1865  (3 Credits)  

African American History to 1865 (3) Survey of the history of African Americans in the United States from the colonization of North America through the Civil War. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: HIST 231 and HIST 232.

Prerequisite(s): (HIST 231 and HIST 232)

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Dept of History & Geography

HIST 322  African Amer Hist Since 1865  (3 Credits)  

African American History since 1865 (3) Continuation of HIST 321. Survey of the history of African Americans in the United States from the Civil War to the present. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: HIST 231 and HIST 232.

Prerequisite(s): (HIST 231 and HIST 232)

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Dept of History & Geography

HIST 331  Modern Europe 1815  (3 Credits)  

Modern Europe from 1450 to 1815 (3) Examination of the political, social, and cultural history of Europe from the Renaissance through the French Revolution. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: HIST 131, HIST 132, HIST 231, and HIST 232.

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Dept of History & Geography

HIST 332  Modern Europe From 1815  (3 Credits)  

Modern Europe since 1815 (3) Examination of the political, social, and cultural history of Europe from the Congress of Vienna to the end of the cold war. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: HIST 131, HIST 132, HIST 231, and HIST 232.

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Dept of History & Geography

HIST 341  Latin Amer Hist Since 1500  (3 Credits)  

Latin American History since 1500 (3) Examines the history of Latin America from the conquest in the sixteenth century to the present. Emphasizes the formation of society and the economy in the colonial era, the changes set in motion by independence in the nineteenth century, and the implications of industrialization in the twentieth century.Three hours of lecture per week.

Prerequisite(s): (HIST 231 and HIST 232)

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Dept of History & Geography

HIST 342  History of Mexico  (3 Credits)  

History of Mexico (3) Explores the history of Mexico from the Spanish conquest in the sixteenth century to the present. Emphasizes the development of Mexico since independence. Particular attention is devoted to the evolving relationship between Mexico and the United States. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: HIST 231 and HIST 232.

Prerequisite(s): (HIST 231 and HIST 232)

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Dept of History & Geography

HIST 343  History of Brazil  (3 Credits)  

History of Brazil (3) Explores the history of Brazil from the onset of Portuguese colonization in the sixteenth century to the present. Emphasizes the significance of slavery in Brazil’s development through the end of the nineteenth century, and the transformation of Brazil into a multiracial industrialized democracy in the twentieth century. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: HIST 231 and HIST 232.

Prerequisite(s): HIST 231 and HIST 232

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Dept of History & Geography

HIST 344  Con Hist of US to 1877  (3 Credits)  

Constitutional History of the United States (3) An examination of legal constitutional problems and issues in American history. Three hours of lecture per week.

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Dept of History & Geography

HIST 348  Women and Empire  (3 Credits)  

Women and Empire (3) Examination of the history of gender, sexuality, and racial and national identity. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: HIST 231 and HIST 232.

Prerequisite(s): (HIST 231 and HIST 232)

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Dept of History & Geography

HIST 349  Women's History  (3 Credits)  

Women's History (3) Survey of the history of women in the United States from the colonial period to the present. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: HIST 231 and HIST 232.

Prerequisite(s): (HIST 231 and HIST 232)

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Dept of History & Geography

HIST 360  History of China/ Film  (3 Credits)  

Introduction to the history of China from the earliest historical records (about 1200 BCE) up to the present, using film, primary sources, and secondary historical research. Three hours of lecture per week.

Prerequisite(s): HIST 231 and HIST 232

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: (R)HistoryGeographyEconomics

HIST 361  History of Imperial China  (3 Credits)  

Cultural history of China of the earliest historical records (about 1200 BCE) up through the end of the Imperial period (1911CE). Three credit hours of lecture per week.

Prerequisite(s): HIST 231 and HIST 232

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Dept of History & Geography

HIST 362  History of Modern China  (3 Credits)  

Cultural history of China from the end of the Imperial period (1911) up to the present. Three hours of lecture per week.

Prerequisite(s): (HIST 231 and HIST 232)

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Dept of History & Geography

HIST 371  Texas History  (3 Credits)  

Texas History (3) History of Texas from prehistoric times to the present. Special attention focused on the role of Texas as a crossroad between Anglo and Latin America. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: HIST 231 and HIST 232.

Prerequisite(s): (HIST 231 and HIST 232)

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Dept of History & Geography

HIST 381  African Civ To 1800  (3 Credits)  

African Civilizations to 1800 (3) Introduction to the rise of African civilizations from the first African civilization in Egypt through the period of the Atlantic slave trade. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: HIST 231 and HIST 232.

Prerequisite(s): (HIST 231 and HIST 232)

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Dept of History & Geography

HIST 382  African Civ Since 1800  (3 Credits)  

African Civilizations since 1800 (3) Continuation of HIST 381. Examines the integration of African societies into the world economy and the responses of Africans to that integration. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: HIST 231 and HIST 232.

Prerequisite(s): (HIST 231 and HIST 232)

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Dept of History & Geography

HIST 410  Archival Records  (3 Credits)  

Archival Methods and Records Management (3) Examination of the evolution of record collection and preservation in modern times. Students work directly with historical records. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: HIST 231 and HIST 232.

Prerequisite(s): HIST 231 and HIST 232

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Dept of History & Geography

HIST 419  Interdisciplinary Seminar  (3 Credits)  

A senior level seminar where students work with the instructor to produce a project that integrates various disciplines. Open to Senior General studies majors only. Prerequisites: HIST 231 and HIST 232

Prerequisite(s): (HIST 231 or HIST 1301) and (HIST 232 or HIST 1302)

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Dept of History

HIST 420  Capstone Seminar  (3 Credits)  

Capstone Seminar (3) Directed reading course that may be repeated for up to six hours credit. Open to senior History majors and minors and required of majors. Students must undertake an independent research project leading to the production of an article-length senior thesis. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: HIST 131, HIST 132, HIST 231, and HIST 232.

Prerequisite(s): (HIST 231 and HIST 232 and HIST 131 and HIST 132)

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Dept of History & Geography

HIST 421  Topics in African Diaspora  (3 Credits)  

Topics in African Diaspora (3) Directed readings course that may be repeated for up to six hours credit. Topics examine the history of the peoples of the African Diaspora. Three hours of lecture per week.

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Dept of History & Geography

HIST 430  Topics In History  (3 Credits)  

Topics in U.S. History (3) Intensive study with reading and discussion of special topics in United States, African American, and world history. Special attention will be focused on selected national and international topics. Three hours of lecture per week. May be repeated for up to 9 credits as topics vary. Prerequisites: HIST 231 and HIST 232.

Prerequisite(s): (HIST 231 and HIST 232)

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Dept of History & Geography

HIST 432  Topics in World History  (3 Credits)  

Topics in World History (3) Directed readings course that may be repeated for up to six hours credit. Topics examine themes in the history of societies and cultures throughout the world. Prerequisites: HIST 231 and HIST 232.

Prerequisite(s): HIST 231 and HIST 232

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Dept of History & Geography

HIST 434  Topics In Latin Amer Hist  (3 Credits)  

Topics in Latin American History (3) General study of the origins of the peoples, cultures, and politics of Latin America with special emphasis on the problems of colonialism, imperialism, and hemispheric solidarity. Prerequisites: HIST 231 and HIST 232. May be repeated for up to six credits as topics vary.

Prerequisite(s): (HIST 231 and HIST 232)

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: (R)DeptHlth,PhysEdu&Rec

HIST 438  History of the South  (3 Credits)  

History of the South (3) Examination of the South, including Houston during and after slavery with particular emphasis on race relations as well as cultural and economic development. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: HIST 231 and HIST 232.

Prerequisite(s): (HIST 231 and HIST 232)

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: (R)DeptHlth,PhysEdu&Rec

HIST 439  The United States SInce 1945  (3 Credits)  

The United States since 1945 (3) Examination of the rapid social and political changes experienced by the United States since World War II with particular attention given to America's involvement in foreign affairs. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: HIST 231 and HIST 232.

Prerequisite(s): (HIST 231 and HIST 232)

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Dept of History & Geography

HIST 447  Mod African-American Hist  (3 Credits)  

Modern African American History (3) Examination of the background and events of the struggle for legal, political, and economic equality by African Americans up to the present day. Three hours of lecture per week. May be repeated as topics vary. Prerequisites: HIST 231 and HIST 232.

Prerequisite(s): (HIST 231 and HIST 232)

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Dept of History & Geography

HIST 451  Mexican Amer Hist  (3 Credits)  

Mexican American History (3) Examination of the Mexican-American people with special emphasis on Texas and the Southwest. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: HIST 231 and HIST 232.

Prerequisite(s): (HIST 231 and HIST 232)

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Dept of History & Geography

HIST 461  Topics in Chinese History I  (3 Credits)  

This is an upper division course in Chinese History. Three credit hours lecture per week.

Prerequisite(s): HIST 231 and HIST 232

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Dept of History & Geography

HIST 462  Topics in Chinese History II  (3 Credits)  

This is an upper level division course in Chinese History. Three credit hour course per week.

Prerequisite(s): HIST 231 and HIST 232

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Dept of History & Geography

HIST 471  Revolutionary America  (3 Credits)  

The American Revolution (3) Examination of the explosive political, social, and cultural developments between 1763 and 1789 which culminated in a war for independence and the adoption of the U. S. Constitution. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: HIST 231 and HIST 232.

Prerequisite(s): (HIST 231 and HIST 232)

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Dept of History & Geography

HIST 478  Slavery  (3 Credits)  

Slavery (3) Examination of the political, social, economic, and cultural impact of slavery on the Western world. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: HIST 231 and HIST 232.

Prerequisite(s): (HIST 231 and HIST 232)

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Dept of History & Geography

HIST 479  Urban Hist Of U S  (3 Credits)  

Urban History of the United States (3) Examination of the process of urbanization in American history with special emphasis on the role of ethnic minorities, Blacks, and Browns, in an urban nation. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: HIST 231 and HIST 232.

Prerequisite(s): (HIST 231 and HIST 232)

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Dept of History & Geography

HIST 481  Topics In African Hist  (3 Credits)  

Topics in African History (3) Series of specialized topics in African history. Topics include ancient African kingdoms, history of South Africa, and the Atlantic slave trade. May be repeated up to 6 credits as topics vary. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: HIST 231 and HIST 232.

Prerequisite(s): (HIST 231 and HIST 232)

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Dept of History & Geography

HIST 490  independent Study  (3 Credits)  

This class is designed to allow students to work independently to research selected topics in history. Course can be taken more than once for credit as topics vary.

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Dept of History

HIST 1301  Soc & Pol Hist US to 1877  (3 Credits)  

Social and Political History of the United States to 1877 (3) Survey of the history of the United States with particular emphasis on the institutions and events which transformed America from an English colony to a world power. Three hours of lecture per week. Listed as HIST 1301 in the Texas Common Course Numbering System.

Prerequisite(s): ( or or or or TSI Exemption TAKS with a score of 2200 or or TSI READ Assessment with a score of 351 or C-Better Reading Resident Stu with a score of 2.00) or ( and READ 101 (may be taken concurrently) or ENG 101 (may be taken concurrently) or ENG 130) or (TSI READ Assessment with a score of 945 and TSI ESSAY Assessment with a score of 5) or (TSI READ Assessment with a score of 910 and TSI ESSAY Assessment with a score of 5 and Adult Basic Education READING with a score of 5)

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Dept of History & Geography

HIST 1302  Soc & Pol Hist US Since 1877  (3 Credits)  

Social and Political History of the United States since 1877 (3) Continuation of HIST 231. Three hours of lecture per week. Listed as HIST 1302 in the Texas Common Course Numbering System.

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Dept of History & Geography

HIST 2327  Mexican American History I  (3 Credits)  

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.)

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: (R)HistoryGeographyEconomics

HIST 2328  Mexican American History II  (3 Credits)  

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.)

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: (R)HistoryGeographyEconomics

HIST 2381  African American History I  (3 Credits)  

Introduction to African American History (3) Historical, economic, and cultural development of African Americans from slavery through the Civil Rights and post-Civil Rights era. Three hours of lecture per week. Listed as History 2381 in the Texas Common Course Numbering System.

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Dept of History & Geography

HIST 2382  African American History II  (3 Credits)  

This course is a survey of the social, political, economic, cultural, and intellectual history of people of African descent in the United States from the Civil War/Reconstruction period to the present. African American History II examines segregation, disenfranchisement, civil rights, migrations, industrialization, world wars, the Harlem Renaissance and the conditions of African Americans in the Great Depression, Cold War and post-Cold War eras. This course will enable students to understand African American history as an integral part of U.S. history. (May be applied to the U.S. History requirement.)

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: (R)HistoryGeographyEconomics