History (HIST)

HIST 5310  Historiography  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

A study of the literature of history with attention to the differing methodological approaches and their evolution over time. Required of all graduate students in history.

HIST 5320  Research Methods  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

Students will develop and practice research skills using primary sources and write an original research paper. Topics will vary according to the course instructor. Required of all graduate students in history.

HIST 5322  Research Seminar: The American Civil War  
3 Semester Credit Hours  

RESEARCH SEMINAR: THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR Students will write a research paper in Civil War history based largely on primary source materials. Topics will be tailored to fit the student's needs and interests in consultation with the course instructor.

HIST 5323  Seminar: the Gilded Age  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

Thematic seminar examining the late-nineteenth century America. Topics include the New South, the closing of the frontier, corporate enterprise and its effects on work and society, the party system, populism, the city, and overseas expansion.

HIST 5324  Seminar: U.S. Modern Popular Culture  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

Explores leading examples of U.S. modern popular culture from the late nineteenth century to the present, with attention to interpretations and theories that help explain cultural change. Topics include consumerism, motion pictures and television, sports, music, and popular literature.

HIST 5328  Seminar: Mexican American History  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

A study of the events, personalities, organizations, and individuals that have been critical in the development of the modern Mexican American community. Emphasizes politics and organization building.

HIST 5329  Seminar: United States Women's History  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

A seminar that will include readings on women’s historiography, and also will address several key topics in American women’s history, including: plantation, slave, and immigrant women, activism, sexuality, work, religion, politics, societal prescriptions of femininity, and mass cultural influences.

HIST 5330  Pedagogy and Professionalization  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

Introduction to practices and skills associated with professionalism in history. The class focuses on practical application in professional settings and the classroom, and it prepares students to develop and teach college-level history courses.

HIST 5331  Seminar: U.S. From 1945 to Present  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

A study of U.S. social, political, cultural, and economic history in the decades following World War II. Topics include the Cold War, foreign relations, the Civil Rights movement, Vietnam, and the Sixties.

HIST 5332  Seminar: African American History  
3 Semester Credit Hours  

This course examines major topics, themes, and problems in the 19th and 20th century African American History. We will focus on the ways in which race has impacted history, culture, institutions, ideas, and politics as seen through the African American experience (s). This course will also look at the cross-cultural influences between African Americans and Africans. Our readings and discussions will explore the following topics: race, the rise and fall of Reconstruction, migration, the New Negro and war, the Renaissance, education, feminism, crime and punishment, housing, urban life and culture, queer politics, institution-building, intra-racial class and gender dynamics, civil rights, black nationalism, and Hip Hop.

HIST 5333  Seminar: Early American History  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

Examines early American history from European contact through the American Revolution. Topics and themes include slavery, class, gender, environmental history, religion, the movement of peoples, the encounter between Indians and Europeans, and the formation of democratic institutions.

HIST 5336  Seminar: United States Urban History  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

A study of the geographic, economic, social, and political development of American cities, the structuring of the country's urban networks, and the evolution of American urban life.

HIST 5337  Seminar: Religion and Society in Early America  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

Examines the religious history of early America from European contact through the antebellum period, with a focus on the vibrant religious cultures early Americans created and the ways they used religion to understand themselves and order their world.

HIST 5338  Seminar: History of American Education  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

A thematic seminar that examines the history of American public education since the 19th century.  Topics include the role of the state in educating citizens, common schools, the feminization of teaching, vocational education, immigrant education, bilingual education, school desegregation, and urban school movements.

HIST 5345  Seminar: Environmental History  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

In this graduate-level reading seminar, we will examine the central role of nature in the nation’s past, looking beyond more traditional historical topics to discover how the environment has shaped society and the ways in which humans, in turn, have shaped nature throughout American history. Through extensive reading, writing, and discussion, we will connect nature and its creatures to larger historical trends and events in US history. The aim of this class is to provide you with a better understanding of environmental history including the field’s scholarship, key questions, major developments, and methodologies.

HIST 5351  Seminar: Colonial Mexico  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

An examination of economic, social and political developments in colonial New Spain, as well as an attempt to place New Spain in a larger regional context.

HIST 5355  Youth and Protest in the Americas  
3 Semester Credit Hours  

An examination of recent approaches to the study of youth in Latin America and North America.  Explores youth activism as a window into understanding how age functions as a category of analysis. Topics include university reform movements, consumer culture, and labor struggles.

HIST 5360  Public History: Corpus Christi and South Texas  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

A discussion of the role and use of history outside traditional academic settings. Introduction to the work of historical associations, historic preservation, historic editing, museums and archives, and oral history, with discussion of techniques for incorporating such resources into teaching.

HIST 5370  Oral History: Techniques and Practice  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

An introduction to the methodology and practice of planning, conducting, editing, and transcribing interviews with eyewitnesses to or participants in historic events, highlighting Corpus Christi and the South Texas region.

HIST 5372  Seminar: Pacific Rim  
3 Semester Credit Hours  

Examines critical intersections among the histories of Asia, the Pacific, and the Americas since the turn of the nineteenth century, with a focus on interdisciplinary theoretical and methodological approaches to human migration, critical race and ethnic studies, war and colonialism, gender ideology, and borderland studies in transnational and diasporic contexts.

HIST 5373  Seminar: Modern East Asia  
3 Semester Credit Hours  

Designed to help students develop bibliographical and historiographical command of modern East Asian history, the course examines the recent scholarly literature on the paradigm of modernization, colonialism, revolution, gender, class, and historical memory in the region's three principal states-China, Korea, and Japan.

HIST 5380  Seminar in History  
3 Semester Credit Hours  

An intensive study of selected issues, periods, regions, or themes in history based on independent reading, research, and writing by the student. May be repeated when topics vary. This course is delivered either in classroom or through online technology. When delivered through online technology, students must have access to a computer and Internet to complete course work.

HIST 5390  Internship in History  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

A hands-on experience in historical work. Arranged in consultation with the student's advisor. May be repeated when topics vary. Grade assigned will be "credit" (CR) or "no credit" (NC).

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HIST 5395  Thesis  
6 Semester Credit Hours  

May be repeated once for credit.

HIST 5396  Individual Study  
1-3 Semester Credit Hours  

Individual study, reading or research with faculty direction and evaluation. Topic must not duplicate regular graduate courses and must be in the field of expertise of the instructor.