Graduate United States Courses

 

Course No. Course Name Description

HIST 531 Colonial North America Colonization of North America from the Columbian Exchange through 1763. The motivations and experiences of European colonizers, the evolution of their institutions and cultural practices in North America, their rivalries and contestations for supremacy, and their encounters with indigenous and African peoples. Graduate-level requirements include intensive reading and writing.

HIST 532 The Era of the American Revolution
Origins, progress, and character of the American Revolution; social, cultural, political, and economic developments; and the making of the Constitution.  Graduate-level requirements include intensive reading and writing.

HIST 533 The Early Republic Social, cultural, political, and economic history of the United States from ratification of the Constitution to the eve of the Civil War. Graduate-level requirements include intensive reading and writing.

HIST 536 Civil War and Reconstruction, U.S. 1861-1878
Political, constitutional, economic, and military developments in the U.S. and the Confederacy during and after the Civil War.  Graduate-level requirements include a research exercise.

HIST 537 U.S. 1876-1919: The Gilded Age and Progressive Era
Examination of economic, social and political developments in years of rapid industrialization from the end of Reconstruction through World War I.  Graduate-level requirements include an in-depth research paper.

HIST 538 U.S. 1918-1945: From World War I through World War II
Prosperity, Depression and the New Deal in peace and war.  Graduate-level requirements include taking examinations which consist entirely of essay questions, completing a research paper on a topic chosen in consultation with the professor, assisting the professor in leading discussion groups with undergraduate students over the assigned readings, providing questions from those readings for use by the professor in formulating quizzes for the undergraduates, and possibly presenting a lecture to the class if the student is nearing completion of graduate work.

HIST 540 United States: 1945 to Present American society and the role of the United States in world affairs from the Yalta Conference to the present. Graduate level requirements include an in-depth research paper on a topic approved by the instructor.

HIST 546 History of Arizona and the Southwest Economic, social and political development of the state and region from Spanish times to present. Graduate level requirements include an historiographical essay and additional reading.

HIST 550 History of American Foreign Relations Since 1914 Examines the pivotal role played by the United States in world affairs since WWI, focusing on America's struggle with revolutionary movements in Europe, Asia and Latin America. Graduate level requirements include an in-depth research paper and additional course readings.

HIST 552 American Ethnic History A history of the various ethnic minorities in America from Colonial times to the present, with emphasis on adjustment, acculturation and degrees of assimilation. Graduate level requirements include an in-depth research paper on a topic approved by the instructor.

 
HIST 595F Colloquium: Topics in US History Colloquium covers topics in United States, such as an urban history from colonial to modern periods. Graduate level requirements include additional reading, plus 3 options regarding written work: (1) 20-25 page essay based on own research, (2) create a syllabus for the undergrad course, (3) complete 20 page historiographical essay.

HIST 695A Advanced Studies in United States History The exchange of scholarly information and/or secondary research, usually in a small group setting. Instruction often includes lectures by several different persons. Research projects may/may not be required of course registraints.

HIST 696B Nineteenth-Century U.S. History The exchange of scholarly information and/or secondary research, usually in a small group setting. The scope of work shall consist of research by course registrants, with the exchange of the results of such research through discussion, reports and/or papers.

HIST 696C Twentieth-Century U.S. History The exchange of scholarly information and/or secondary research, usually in a small group setting. The scope of work shall consist of research by course registrants, with the exchange of the results of such research through discussion, reports and/or papers.

 

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