History

College of Liberal Arts

 

Chair William Dulaney

 

Web www.uta.edu/history/

Email history@uta.edu

Phone 817.272.2861

Fax 817.272.2852

 

201 University Hall

Degrees / Certificates

Master’s Degrees

History, M.A.

Doctoral Degrees

Transatlantic History, B.A. to Ph.D.

Transatlantic History, Ph.D.

Certificates

Archival Administration Certificate

Graduate Faculty

Professor

Thomas Adam

Imre Demhardt

Robert Fairbanks

Sam Haynes

Donald Kyle

Christopher Morris

Stanley Palmer

Jerry Rodnitzky

Associate Professor

Elisabeth Cawthon

Stephanie Cole

William Dulaney

John Garrigus

Joyce Goldberg

Alusine Jalloh

Stephen Maizlish

David Narrett

Steven Reinhardt

Gerald Saxon

Roberto Trevino

Assistant Professor

Patryk Babiracki

Oliver Bateman

Sarah Rose

Cristina Salinas

Kenyon Zimmer

Professor Emeritus

George Green

Kenneth Philp

Douglas Richmond

Graduate Advisors

Stephanie Cole

History, M.A.

John Garrigus

Transatlantic History, Ph.D.

Department Information

Courses

 

Department Information

Objectives

Admission Standards

M.A. Degree Requirements

Archival Administration and Public History

Master of Education in Teaching (M.Ed.T.)

Ph.D. Degree Requirements

Diagnostic Evaluation

Language Requirement

Comprehensive Exam

Dissertation Guidelines

Objectives

Graduate study in history seeks not only to train students in historical methods and analysis but also to nurture in them a sense of the excitement and relevance of studying the past. Exploring the historical diversity of human experience broadens and deepens our understanding of both the past and the contemporary world. Students who complete graduate studies in history pursue careers in teaching, research and archival or museum administration, as well as in government and business.

The Master's Degree Program offers students graduate history training in either U.S. history or the history of Europe, Africa and Latin America. In the flexible Master's degree curriculum, apart from two required courses early in the program, students tailor their course of study to meet individual interests and career objectives. Students choose either Thesis or Non-Thesis programs. Coursework and internships in Archival Administration certification and/or Public History are also available as part of the Master's degree program.

The Doctoral Degree Program in Transatlantic History offers students comparative study of the historical development of peoples on the continents bordering the Atlantic Ocean. This exciting Ph.D. program is part of recent developments within the discipline of history that broaden the study of the past, transcend national histories, and contribute to a new transnational and comparative perspective. Utilizing specific research resources in the UT Arlington Libraries, the Ph.D. program in Transatlantic History (1492 to the present) offers a structured and focused curriculum of both required and elective courses. Prerequisite: B.A. or M.A. degree in history.

Admission Standards

In compliance with HB 1641, the History Department does not assign a specific weight to any one factor being considered, and does not use standardized tests (i.e., the GRE) in the admissions or competitive fellowship or scholarship process as the sole criterion for consideration or as the primary criterion to end consideration of an applicant to either the M.A. or Ph.D. program. However, the GRE is required and used as a criterion, without specific weight, in the Department's evaluation of candidates for admission to programs at each of three levels: Unconditional, Provisional, and Probationary Admission.

The Department wishes to be as thorough and fair as possible in evaluating applicants for admission. It recognizes that some applicants may appear to be stronger according to some criteria than according to other criteria. When an applicant does not completely meet the minimum expectations for Unconditional Admission, the Department may consider the applicant for possible Provisional or Probationary Admission. When the applicant is not granted any of the three levels of admission, the decision may be deferred or the application is denied. We do not wish to exclude a qualified and potentially successful candidate who perhaps has approached but not met all the criteria completely. However, we do not wish to admit candidates who, based on the criteria, are deemed to have a poor chance of successfully completing the graduate program.

M.A. Program

Unconditional Admission

The criteria for admission below are used, without specific weights, as positive indicators of potential success in the program. In all but the most exceptional cases, all four criteria for unconditional admission must be met in order to receive unconditional admission.

  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 (as calculated by the Graduate School) in the last 60 credit hours in the course of completing a B.A. degree in History (or an appropriate other field) from an accredited institution (verified by official transcripts from each college or university previously attended sent directly from the registrar of that institution to Graduate Admissions).
  • A writing sample, sent to the Graduate Advisor. The Department prefers that applicants send a research paper written in an upper-division history course, but other examples are acceptable. The essay should demonstrate the applicant's writing, research, and analytical skills where possible. There is not a specific page minimum, but papers should not be over 25 pages.
  • Three letters of recommendation (from faculty if possible) mailed directly from the recommenders to the History Graduate Advisor.
  • A minimum score of 153 on the verbal section and a minimum score of 4 on the analytical writing section of the GRE aptitude test (verified by official GRE scores sent to Graduate Admissions). However, standardized test performance is not the sole criterion for admission or the primary criterion to end consideration for admission.
Provisional Admission

An applicant unable to supply all required documentation (e.g. GRE scores have not yet arrived) prior to the admission deadline but who otherwise appears to meet admission requirements may be granted provisional admission. Provisionally admitted students must adequately satisfy any incomplete documentation by the end of the semester in which they are admitted. If the applicant fails to do so, the Department may then reclassify the applicant as Probationary, defer the decision, or ask the candidate to leave the program.

Probationary Admission

An applicant whose performance, according to the criteria, approximates but does not meet minimum admission standards may be granted Probationary Admission subject to one or both of the following conditions:

  • The candidate must earn no grade lower than a B in his/her first 12 semester hours of graduate work taken at UT Arlington.
  • Candidates without adequate appropriate preparation in the discipline of History may be required to complete a certain number of "leveling" courses (i.e. make-up coursework) while in the program.
Deferral or Denial

If two or more of the criteria have not been met satisfactorily, the applicant will not be admitted on any of the three levels above but will receive deferral or denial. A deferred decision may be granted when a file is incomplete or when a denied decision is not appropriate.

M.A. Fellowship Standards

Fellowships, when available, will be awarded on a competitive basis. Nominees for the Enhanced Graduate Teaching Assistantship will be selected based on the following criteria:

  • Candidates must be new students entering in the fall semester, and must maintain full-time status (9 hours of enrollment) in both long semesters to retain their EGTA.
  • The minimum undergraduate GPA requirement is 3.0, as calculated by the Graduate School, plus a GPA of 3.0 for any graduate credit hours. (Exceptional cases will be considered.)
  • Transcript of a completed bachelor's degree in History (or appropriate related field) from an accredited institution.
  • Three letters of recommendation (from faculty if possible).
  • A writing sample demonstrating candidate's research, writing, and analytical skills, of not less than 8 or more that 25 pages.

Ph.D. Program

Unconditional Admission

The criteria for admission below are used, without specific weight, as positive indicators of potential success in the program. All criteria must be met in order to receive consideration for unconditional admission.

  • A prior academic degree (B.A. in History or related fields) from an accredited institution (verified by transcripts from each college or university previously attended sent directly from the registrar of that institution to Graduate Admissions). We will also consider students who already acquired an MA degree in history understanding that they might be asked to complete leveling work.
  • A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 in the course of completing a B.A. degree in History or a related field from an accredited institution (verified by official transcripts from each college or university previously attended sent directly from the registrar of that institution to Graduate Admissions).
  • An academic writing sample (e.g. research essay) from a previous course assignment.
  • Three letters of recommendation (from university or college professors) mailed directly from the recommenders to the History Ph.D. Advisor.
  • A minimum score of 550 on the verbal section and a minimum score of 5 on the analytical writing section of the GRE aptitude test (verified by official GRE scores sent to Graduate Admissions) is preferred but standardized test performance is not the sole criterion for admission or the primary criterion to end consideration for admission.
Provisional Admission

An applicant unable to supply all required documentation (e.g., GRE scores) prior to the admission deadline but who otherwise appears to meet admission requirements may be granted provisional admission. Provisionally admitted students must adequately satisfy any incomplete documentation by the end of the semester in which they are admitted. If the applicant fails to do so, the student will be dropped from the program. He or she may seek readmission when provisional requirements are complete.

Probationary Admission

An applicant whose credentials approximate but do not meet minimum admission standards, may be granted Probationary Admission subject to the condition that the candidate must earn no grade lower than a B in his/her first 12 semester hours of graduate work taken at UT Arlington.

Deferral or Denial

If two or more of the criteria have not been met satisfactorily, the applicant will not be admitted on any of the three levels above but will receive deferral or denial. A deferred decision may be granted when a file is incomplete or when a denied decision is not appropriate.

Application Deadline

The Ph.D. admissions committee will begin its evaluation of completed applications on January 15 and will continue to meet periodically until the Graduate School deadline of June 15. Decisions concerning fellowships and assistantships will be made beginning March 15 and will continue thereafter depending on availability.

Ph.D. Fellowship Standards

Fellowships, when available, will be awarded on a competitive basis. The criteria for Liberal Arts Special (Transatlantic) Doctoral Fellowships in History are:

  • Candidates must be new students entering in the fall semester, with a minimum of 6 hours of enrollment in both long semesters to retain their fellowships.
  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.25 for the last 60 undergraduate hours from an accredited institution.
  • Three letters of recommendation (from faculty if possible)
  • An academic writing sample (e.g. research essay, thesis chapter) from a previous undergraduate course assignment.

M.A. Degree Requirements

Courses taken toward a master's degree should fit into a unified program aimed at providing students with both a comprehensive background and a depth of understanding in a major field in either U.S. History or the History of Europe, Africa and Latin America. All students are required to take HIST 5339 Historical Theory and Methodology and the Issues & Interpretations course corresponding to their major field (either HIST 5340 or 5341). All students must take a minimum of six hours in both the Colloquium and the Seminar courses. Master's students are eligible to take courses at the 6000 level as well as 5000 level, subject to any particular course prerequisites. Students must consult with the Graduate Advisor to determine their program.

Competency in one foreign language is required to obtain the Master's degree. This may be demonstrated by four semesters of credit in an approved language or by successful completion of an examination administered by the Department of Foreign Languages or by the History Department.

The Thesis degree plan is designed for students who wish to research and write a substantial, original work on a historical topic of personal interest. The plan requires completion of 30 credit hours (24 hours of coursework, plus 6 hours of thesis preparation). With the approval of the Graduate Advisor, thesis students may have a minor of as many as six hours of graduate and/or advanced undergraduate courses in a discipline other than history. A maximum of six hours of advanced undergraduate history coursework may be taken for graduate credit. Thesis candidates should consult with the Graduate Advisor to form their thesis faculty committee, which consists of one supervising professor and two other professors.

The Non-Thesis degree plan requires completion of 36 credit hours of coursework. With the approval of the Graduate Advisor, non-thesis students may have a minor of as many as nine hours of graduate and/or advanced undergraduate courses in a discipline other than history. A maximum of nine hours of advanced undergraduate coursework may be taken for graduate credit. In the final semester, the non-thesis students are required to form a nonthesis faculty committee in consultation with the Graduate Advisor, consisting of three members of the graduate faculty. The student must submit to this committee a portfolio containing their seminar paper(s) and a selection of three papers that required an analysis of historiography. After reviewing the portfolio, the committee will devise a new assignment for the student to complete based on its determination of what best fits the needs of the student, keeping in mind that the assignment will constitute less than the equivalent of 3 credit hours of course work. The student will complete the assignment during his/her final semester and turn it into the faculty committee, where it must receive an evaluation of "adequate" or better. The committee will meet the student for a final oral exam, in which the student discusses his/her project.

Archival Administration and Public History

These studies involve application of historical knowledge and methodology in non-academic settings such as private businesses or public historical agencies (e.g., archives, museums, preservation societies).

Students desiring a certificate of archival administration as part of the Master of Arts in History degree must take HIST 5339 and HIST 5340 or HIST 5341 and HIST 5395, and enroll in 15 hours of other courses in either U.S. history or the history of Europe, Africa and Latin America. In addition, they must take HIST 5342 and HIST 5343, plus an additional six hours of internship, HIST 5644. Students already holding a M.A. or Ph.D. degree in history or a related field, as well as students enrolled in graduate programs other than history, who desire only a certificate in archival administration should consult the Graduate Advisor.

Students desiring public history as an area of study as part of the Master of Arts in History degree must take HIST 5339, HIST 5340 or HIST 5341, and HIST 5395, and also enroll in 9 hours of content courses in either U.S. history or the history of Europe, Africa and Latin America. At least 3 hours must be in both colloquium and seminar courses. In addition, students must take the following required 12 hours HIST 5342, HIST 5343, HIST 5345, and HIST 5348, plus an additional six hours of internship (HIST 5644). Students electing to complete an internship in archival management will also earn the certificate in archival administration (see above).

Students interested in either archival administration or public history as an area of study are encouraged to consult the Graduate Advisor to discuss a program of work.

Master of Education in Teaching (M.Ed.T.)

History may be chosen as an appropriate academic specialization or teaching field for students enrolled in the Master of Education in Teaching Degree Program. The History Department offers courses that qualify as an academic area or teaching field for elementary and secondary teachers. HIST 5340 and/or HIST 5341 are especially recommended for students in the M.Ed.T. program, and for others who wish to broaden their historical knowledge for classroom teaching. See Master of Education in Teaching Degree Program.

Ph.D. Degree Requirements

Students accepted into the transatlantic MA/PhD program are expected to take a total of 48 semester credit hours in a three-year period: During the first year, students take HIST 5339, and HIST 5340 or 5341 as well as two 5000-level colloquia and two 5000-level seminars. The first year is intended to provide students with solid background knowledge in graduate-level historical study. For this purpose the Graduate Advisor will in consultation with the student choose those colloquia and seminars that best fulfill this purpose. During their second and third year, students take HIST 6337 and HIST 6338, four 6000-level colloquia, and two of the three 6000-level seminars within the field of transatlantic history. In their last semester, students enroll in HIST 6690 to prepare for the Comprehensive Exam.

HIST 5339: Historical Theory & Methodology

HIST 5340: Issues and Interpretations in U.S. History

HIST 5341: Issues and Interpretations in European/Latin American/African History

5000-Level Colloquiums and Seminars

These courses will be chosen from the 5000-level colloquiums and seminars offered during the student's first year of study.

Introduction to Transatlantic History

HIST 6337: Introduction to Transatlantic History to 1800

HIST 6338: Introduction to Transatlantic History post 1800

6000-Level Colloquia:

HIST 6301: Exploration and Cartography

HIST 6302: Migration and Settlement

HIST 6303: Revolutions and Transformations

HIST 6304: Identities and Encounters

6000-Level Seminars:

HIST 6321: Transatlantic History, 1492-1800

HIST 6322: Transatlantic History, 1800-Present

HIST 6323: Colonialism and Imperialism, 1700-Present

Full time doctoral students are expected to take nine hours each semester. Part time students are required to take at least six hours each semester. Each semester a student must consult the Graduate Advisor before he/she can be cleared to register.

Course of study for full-time students

First Year
Fall Spring
HIST 5339 HIST 5340 or 5341
one 5000-level colloquium one 5000-level seminar
one 5000-level seminar one 5000-level colloquium
Second Year
Fall Spring
HIST 6337 HIST 6303
HIST 6301 HIST 6321
HIST 6302 One elective course
Third Year
Fall Spring
HIST 6338 HIST 6322
HIST 6304 HIST 6690
HIST 6323  
Fourth Year
Fall Spring
Comprehensive Exam Dissertation Proposal is due
Fifth and Sixth Year
Research and Writing of the dissertation  

Diagnostic Evaluation

At the end of the first academic year or after the student has completed the first 18 hours of coursework, each student will have to pass a diagnostic evaluation. History faculty with whom the student has worked will be asked to submit a written evaluation of the student's potential to continue in the program, using a form developed by the Graduate Advisor. The Graduate Studies Committee will review these evaluations and give each student one of four results:

  1. approval to continue in the doctoral program;
  2. approval to continue with specified remedial work;
  3. failure, but with permission for assessment through a second diagnostic evaluation after no more than one year;
  4. failure and referral of the student to the MA program, in which the student will be allowed to work towards a terminal MA degree.

Language Requirement

If the student has not already fulfilled the foreign language requirement before entering the MA/PhD program, he/she is expected to use the first three years in the program to satisfy the foreign language requirement. The student is expected to choose a language that will be required to work on the PhD topic of his/her choice. Each student is expected to have a solid reading knowledge in at least one transatlantic language (modern languages of the European and African peoples other than English). The language proficiency can be demonstrated in three different ways:

  1. If the student has not already taken four semesters (from an accredited university) in a single foreign language with at least a B before being admitted to the MA/PhD program (within10 years prior to admission), the student needs to complete four semesters in one foreign language with at least a grade of B prior to taking the Comprehensive Exam.
  2. Demonstrating proficiency in a foreign language by taking the CLEP test and scoring 71-80 in German, 68-80 in French, and 67-80 in Spanish.
  3. Taking the Reading Comprehension Exercise by an appropriate faculty member in which the student during one semester must read one monograph (about 200-300 pages) in a language other than English and submit a five-seven page summary in English, which must include up to three pages of direct translation.

The language requirement must be satisfied before the student can take the Comprehensive Exam. For the student at the dissertation stage, the candidate's doctoral committee may require that the student demonstrates competency in a second foreign language in the same fashion as the first foreign language if that second language is judged essential for the student's dissertation research.

Comprehensive Exam

Comprehensive Exam Committee

If the student is allowed to stay in the program, he/she should, after consultation with the Ph.D. Advisor, consider establishing a five-member Comprehensive Exam Committee. The student must first ask a graduate faculty member whose research closely relates to the student's anticipated dissertation topic to chair the committee. The chair of the committee will then assist the student in assembling the rest of the committee. Four of the five committee members must be from UTA's History Department. The PhD advisor reserves the right to attend the oral portion of the Comprehensive Exam. One member can be from outside the department or even from another university. All five members of the committee will read and assess the comprehensive examination and the dissertation prospectus.

Comprehensive Exam

After the student has completed all or most of the 48 hours of coursework and satisfied the language requirement, he/she, upon consultation with the Ph.D. Advisor and the Comprehensive Exam Committee, should begin preparing for the Ph.D. Comprehensive Exam. It is strongly recommended that students wait until they have completed all 48 hours of coursework before they take the Exam. To prepare for the Comprehensive Examination, students may enroll in Independent Study courses, HIST 6190, 6390, 6690, or 6990 during their sixth semester.

Only after the student has the approval of the Ph.D. Advisor, he/she may arrange the date of the exam in consultation with all committee members. Only then may the Request for the Comprehensive Examination form be filed with the Graduate School . Please make sure to file the Request for the Comprehensive Examination in the first four weeks of the semester. (See the graduate program assistant in the History Department office to file the form.)

The Comprehensive Examination is meant to test the student's knowledge in at least three broad areas of study and is designed to determine whether the student is prepared to teach in those areas. There are six areas for the Comprehensive Examination:

  1. Colonialism and Imperialism

    This area focuses on the history of power relations among the peoples and nations within the transatlantic world.

  2. Migration

    This area focuses on the experience of migrants from Europe and Africa and the multi-cultural societies that developed in North and South America .

  3. African Diaspora

    This area is dedicated to the study of the forced migration of African peoples and the experience of their descendants throughout the transatlantic world.

  4. History of Cartography and Historical Geography

    This area deals with the visual representation of European expansion and European exploration of North and South America as well as the impact of geography on history.

  5. Political and Economic Revolutions

    This area focuses on the political revolutions and transformations from the end of the sixteenth century to the present day, industrialization, and the social unrest and protest movements that shaped political culture and the transatlantic world.

  6. Intercultural Transfers

    This area focuses on the intercultural transfer of ideas and concepts among societies within the transatlantic world.

The written portion of the exam will be taken over a period of three consecutive days, seven hours each day, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The students will be examined over one area each day. Beginning with the first morning, the student should report to the graduate program assistant in the History Department office, who will issue the student the relevant question(s) for that day's examination. Students may use a personal computer available in the department to take their examination. They may not use texts or notes during the exam. Chairs should ensure that time-limits for individual parts of the examination are observed.

After the written exams are completed and the committee has read all three parts, students will take the oral exam (within a week of the written exam). Students must take both the written and oral exams or they will automatically fail the comprehensive exam. After the oral exam is over, the committee members will discuss the exam as a whole (written and oral). Then the committee will decided on one of the four options listed below.

A) Passed, approval and recommendation to begin dissertation research under the supervision of the committee chair.

B) Passed, approval to remain in the program upon meeting certain specified additional requirements.

C) Failed, with permission to retake the examination after a certain period as specified by the examining committee.

D) Failed: Recommendation not to continue in the program.

Students are required to pass this examination before they proceed to the dissertation (ABD) phase of the program.

Dissertation Guidelines

By the end of the first semester after the successful completion of the Comprehensive Examination, the student should submit a dissertation prospectus to his/her committee and the Ph.D. Advisor who assures that it fulfills the expectations of a doctoral project in transatlantic history. The dissertation committee ordinarily consists of three of the five professors involved in the Comprehensive Examination of the student. All three members of the dissertation committee must be members of the UT Arlington History Department. The student together with his/her primary supervisor may, if deemed necessary, invite outside readers to become additional members of the dissertation committee. Students should work closely with the chair of their committee while researching and writing their dissertation.

During the dissertation phase of the program, students enroll in HIST 6399, 6699 and 6999 and, in exceptional cases with prior approval of the Ph.D. Advisor, in HIST 6190. History 6190 may be taken by students following their Comprehensive Exams for a maximum of four semesters, if their dissertation chair concludes that in a given semester they are not engaged full-time in work on their dissertation. In the final semester of dissertation work, students must enroll in HIST 6999 to be in compliance with the requirement of the Graduate School. Students should be aware that the dissertation defense should occur after NO more than four years from the Comprehensive Examination. If the student takes more time to finish the doctoral dissertation, he/she has to file for an extension with the Graduate School.

Once the student, the chair of the committee, and the primary readers agree that the dissertation is ready to be defended, the student must submit the request for dissertation defense form and schedule the dissertation defense. Before he/she applies for graduation, the student must receive approval from the Ph.D. Advisor. The student should furnish each committee member with a copy of the dissertation, including notes and bibliography, at least three weeks prior to the defense date. The oral defense of the dissertation generally lasts 1-2 hours. Questioning of the candidate will be supervised by the chair of the student's dissertation committee. Committee members may request that the dissertation be further revised and may withhold final approval of the dissertation until the revisions have been made. If the dissertation has been approved by the committee, the student has to submit the dissertation and the dissertation defense report to the Graduate School. The deadline dates for each semester are published in the Graduate School Calendar.

 

HIST Courses

HIST5191 – INDEPENDENT STUDY

1 Lecture Hour  ·  0 Lab Hours

For masters students pursuing independent research or study under the supervision of a faculty member.

 

HIST5291 – INDEPENDENT STUDY

2 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

For masters students pursuing independent research or study under the supervision of a faculty member.

 

HIST5301 – READING COLLOQUIUM IN 19TH CENTURY U.S. HISTORY

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

An examination of the historical literature and issues in 19th Century United States history. The specific literature and issues examined will vary with the instructor.

 

HIST5302 – READING COLLOQUIUM IN 20TH CENTURY U.S. HISTORY

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

An examination of the historical literature and issues in 20th Century United States history. The specific literature and issues examined will vary with the instructor.

 

HIST5304 – READING COLLOQUIUM IN REGIONAL /TOPICAL U.S. HISTORY

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

An examination of the historical literature and issues pertaining to a region or a major topic in the history of the U.S. The specific literature and issues examined will vary with the instructor.

 

HIST5310 – READING COLLOQUIUM IN ANCIENT AND MEDIEVAL HISTORY

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

An examination of the historical literature and issues in ancient and medieval history. The specific literature and issues examined will vary with the instructor.

 

HIST5311 – READING COLLOQUIUM IN PRE-1800 EUROPEAN / LATIN AMERICAN / AFRICAN HISTORY

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

An examination of the historical literature and issues in Pre-1800 European / Latin American / African history. The specific literature and issues examined will vary with the instructor.

 

HIST5312 – READING COLLOQUIUM IN POST-1800 EUROPEAN / LATIN AMERICAN / AFRICAN HISTORY

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

An examination of the historical literature and issues in Post-1800 European / Latin American / African history. The specific literature and issues examined will vary with the instructor.

 

HIST5313 – READING COLLOQUIUM IN REGIONAL/TOPICAL EUROPEAN/LATIN AMERICAN/AFRICAN HISTORY

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

An examination of the historical literature and issues pertaining to a region or a major topic in European / Latin American / African history. The specific literature and issues examined will vary with the instructor.

 

HIST5321 – RESEARCH SEMINAR IN 19TH CENTURY U.S. HISTORY

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

A detailed investigation of a major aspect of 19th Century United States history, involving original research and use of historical resources. The particular aspect investigated will vary with the instructor.

 

HIST5322 – RESEARCH SEMINAR IN 20TH CENTURY U.S. HISTORY

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

A detailed investigation of a major aspect of 20th Century United States history, involving original research and use of historical resources. The particular aspect investigated will vary with the instructor.

 

HIST5324 – RESEARCH SEMINAR IN REGIONAL/TOPICAL U.S. HISTORY

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

A detailed investigation of a major aspect of a region or a major topic in the history of the U.S., involving research and use of historical resources. The particular aspect investigated will vary with the instructor.

 

HIST5330 – RESEARCH SEMINAR IN ANCIENT AND MEDIEVAL HISTORY

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

A detailed investigation of a major aspect of ancient and medieval history, involving original research and use of historical resources. The particular aspect investigated will vary with the instructor.

 

HIST5331 – RESEARCH SEMINAR IN PRE-1800 EUROPEAN/LATIN AMERICAN/AFRICAN HISTORY

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

A detailed investigation of a major aspect of Pre-1800 European / Latin American / African history, involving original research and use of historical resources. The particular aspect investigated will vary with the instructor.

 

HIST5332 – RESEARCH SEMINAR IN POST-1800 EUROPEAN/LATIN AMERICAN/AFRICAN HISTORY

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

A detailed investigation of a major aspect of Post-1800 European / Latin American / African history, involving original research and use of historical resources. The particular aspect investigated will vary with the instructor.

 

HIST5333 – RESEARCH SEMINAR IN REGIONAL/TOPICAL EUROPEAN/LATIN AMERICAN/AFRICAN HISTORY

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

A detailed investigation of a region or a major topic in European / Latin American / African history, involving research and use of historical resources. The particular aspect investigated will vary with the instructor.

 

HIST5339 – HISTORICAL THEORY AND METHODOLOGY

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

An examination of theories of historical knowledge, the history of the discipline, various historical methodologies, and research techniques. Required for all history M.A. and Ph.D. students.

 

HIST5340 – ISSUES AND INTERPRETATIONS IN U.S. HISTORY

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

A critical survey of U.S. historical scholarship from colonial times to the present. Required for all history M.A. students who are emphasizing U.S. history.

 

HIST5341 – ISSUES AND INTERPRETATIONS IN EUROPEAN / LATIN AMERICAN / AFRICAN HISTORY

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

A critical survey of European / Latin American / African historical scholarship from ancient times to the present. Required for all history M.A. students who are emphasizing European / Latin American / African history.

 

HIST5342 – PRINCIPLES OF ARCHIVES AND MUSEUMS I

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

The historical evolution of archival science, emphasizing the development of the archives profession, archival principles and theories, appraisal and acquisition techniques, the laws affecting archives, programming and outreach, automation, conservation and preservation, and administration of collections.

 

HIST5343 – PRINCIPLES OF ARCHIVES AND MUSEUMS II

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Training in the methods and techniques of processing archives and historical manuscripts. Focuses on the day-to-day responsibilities of archivists and curators, such as appraising, accessioning, arranging, and describing collections.

 

HIST5345 – INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC HISTORY

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

An overview of the field of public history focusing on public historians, their work, their relationship to academic historians, their accomplishments, and the ethical principles under which they operate.

 

HIST5348 – TOPICS IN PUBLIC HISTORY

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

A detailed examination of some aspect of public history (e.g. historical editing, oral history, historic preservation). The particular topic will vary with the instructor.

 

HIST5349 – TOPICS IN WORLD CIVILIZATION

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Examines subjects of immediate interest relating to world civilization not covered in other existing courses.

 

HIST5350 – HISTORY OF CARTOGRAPHY

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

A history of maps and their making and cartographic documentation as a source for understanding historical development. An aspect of the history of science and technology and the history of discovery and exploration.

 

HIST5390 – DIRECTED STUDIES FOR MASTERS STUDENTS

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Directed study for masters students who have arranged to pursue specific topics of historical inquiry.

 

HIST5391 – INDEPENDENT STUDY

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

For masters students pursuing independent research or study under the supervision of a faculty member.

 

HIST5392 – HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES ON THE HUMANITIES

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

An historical inquiry into problems and issues of contemporary relevance in the humanistic disciplines. The particular problems and issues investigated will vary with the instructor.

 

HIST5395 – NON-THESIS CAPSTONE

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Readings in the non-thesis student's final semester, directed by the three-person faculty committee supervising the student's program of work. Required of all non-thesis history M.A. students.

 

HIST5398 – THESIS

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

For thesis history M.A. students.

 

HIST5644 – ARCHIVAL/PUBLIC HISTORY INTERNSHIP

6 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Work experience for either Archival or Public History students. Archival Certification: Hands-on experience in archives, records centers, or historical manuscripts repositories. Public History: Placement in a history-oriented position in a private or public agency or organization in the community.

 

HIST5655 – PUBLIC HISTORY INTERNSHIP

6 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

 

HIST5691 – INDEPENDENT STUDY

6 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

For masters students pursuing independent research or study under the supervision of a faculty member.

 

HIST5698 – THESIS

6 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

For thesis history M.A. students.

 

HIST5998 – THESIS

9 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

 

HIST6190 – DIRECTED STUDIES FOR PHD STUDENTS

1 Lecture Hour  ·  0 Lab Hours

Directed study for Ph.D. students who have arranged to pursue specific topics of historical inquiry.

 

HIST6191 – INDEPENDENT STUDY

1 Lecture Hour  ·  0 Lab Hours

 

HIST6301 – EXPLORATION AND CARTOGRAPHY

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

This colloquium introduces students to the study of the period of European exploration and the mapping of the New World. Required for all history Ph.D. students.

 

HIST6302 – MIGRATION AND SETTLEMENT

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

This colloquium introduces students to the study of migration and subsequent settlement of people from Africa and Europe in North and South America from the fifteenth century to the present time. Required for all history Ph.D. students.

 

HIST6303 – REVOLUTIONS AND TRANSFORMATIONS

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

This colloquium introduces student to the study of the political, economic and cultural revolutions and transformations that occurred within the transatlantic world. Required for all history Ph.D. students.

 

HIST6304 – IDENTITIES AND ENCOUNTERS

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

This colloquium introduces students to the study of cultural and social contacts between people and societies within the transatlantic world as well as the construction of identities that resulted from these contacts. Required for all history Ph.D. students.

 

HIST6321 – TRANSATLANTIC HISTORY TO 1800

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

This seminar allows students to research topics within the filed of transatlantic history from its early beginnings in the tenth century to 1800. Required for all history Ph.D. students.

 

HIST6322 – TRANSATLANTIC HISTORY POST 1800

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

This seminar allows students to research topics within the field of transatlantic history from 1800 to the present time. Required for all history Ph.D. students.

 

HIST6323 – COLONIALISM AND IMPERIALISM, 1700 - PRESENT

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

This seminar allows students to research topics within the field of the history of cartography and geography from 1700 to the present time. Required for all history Ph.D. students.

 

HIST6337 – INTRODUCTION TO TRANSATLANTIC HISTORY TO 1800

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

This course introduces students to the relevant historiography of pre-1800 transatlantic history. Required for all history Ph.D. students.

 

HIST6338 – INTRODUCTION TO TRANSATLANTIC HISTORY POST 1800

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

This course introduces students to the relevant historiography of post-1800 transatlantic history. Required for all history Ph.D. students.

 

HIST6390 – DIRECTED STUDIES FOR PHD STUDENTS

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Directed study for Ph.D. students who have arranged to pursue specific topics of historical inquiry.

 

HIST6391 – INDEPENDENT STUDY

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

For history Ph.D. students.

 

HIST6399 – DISSERTATION

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

 

HIST6690 – DIRECTED STUDIES FOR PHD STUDENTS

6 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Directed study for Ph.D. students who have arranged to pursue specific topics of historical inquiry.

 

HIST6691 – INDEPENDENT STUDY

6 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

For history Ph.D. students.

 

HIST6699 – DISSERTATION

6 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

 

HIST6990 – DIRECTED STUDIES FOR PHD STUDENTS

9 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Directed study for Ph.D. students who have arranged to pursue specific topics of historical inquiry.

 

HIST6991 – INDEPENDENT STUDY

9 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

For history Ph.D. students.

 

HIST6999 – DISSERTATION

9 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

 

HIST7399 – DOCTORAL DEGREE COMPLETION

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

This course may be taken during the semester in which a student expects to complete all requirements for the doctoral degree and graduate. Enrolling in this course meets minimum enrollment requirements for graduation, for holding fellowships awarded by The Office of Graduate Studies and for full-time GTA or GRA positions. Students should verify that enrollment in this course meets other applicable enrollment requirements. To remain eligible in their final semester of study for grants, loans or other forms of financial aid administered by the Financial Aid Office must enroll in a minimum of 5 hours as required by the Office of Financial Aid. Other funding sources may also require more than 3-hours of enrollment. Additional hours may also be required to meet to requirements set by immigration law or by the policies of the student's degree program. Students should contact the Financial Aid Office, other sources of funding, Office of International Education and/or their graduate advisor to verify enrollment requirements before registering for this course. This course may only be taken once and may not be repeated. Students who do not complete all graduation requirements while enrolled in this course must enroll in a minimum of 6 dissertation hours (6699 or 6999) in their graduation term. Graded P/F/R.