UT Dallas 2013 Undergraduate Catalog

History

HIST 1301 (HIST 1301) U.S. History Survey to Civil War (3 semester hours) An introduction to the methods of historical inquiry focusing on the study of American history from the beginnings through the American Civil War. (3-0) R

HIST 1302 (HIST 1302) U.S. History Survey from Civil War (3 semester hours) An introduction to the methods of historical inquiry focusing on the study of American history from the American Civil War through the present. (3-0) R

HIST 2301 (HIST 2301) History of Texas (3 semester hours) The political, social, economic, and cultural development of Texas. (3-0) Y

HIST 2330 Themes and Ideas in American History (3 semester hours) An introduction to the methods of historical inquiry through the study of selected main themes in American history. A course designed to offer students an understanding of the historical and cultural context of America in the contemporary world. Topics may vary. (3-0) R

HIST 2331 Issues in American History (3 semester hours) Readings, commentary, and discussion aimed at varying aspects of history and culture. Topics may vary. (3-0) T

HIST 2332 Civil War and Reconstruction (3 semester hours) A survey of the causes and events that led to the Civil War, including slavery, the growth of sectionalism in the United States, the nature of the anti-slavery movement, and the inability of political institutions in the United States to facilitate any peaceful settlement to the impending crisis of the late 1850s and early 1860s. The course focuses on social, economic, and political factors during this period and examines the impact that individual political leaders and their personal beliefs and characteristics had upon these events. (3-0) R

HIST 2v71 Independent Study in Historical Studies (1-3 semester hours) Independent study under a faculty member's direction. Signature of instructor and ADU on proposed project outline required. May be repeated for credit (9 hours maximum). Prerequisite: Instructor consent required. ([1-3]-0) R

HIST 3301 Historical Inquiry (3 semester hours) Readings, commentary, and discussion aimed at introducing a variety of texts and sources with an emphasis on the major methods appropriate to their use. This course should be taken prior to completing the first 12 hours of upper-division course work in the program. It is normally offered only during the fall and spring semesters. Prerequisite: HIST 1301 or HIST 1302 or HIST 2301 or HIST 2330 or HIST 2331 or equivalent. (3-0) S

HIST 3302 Gender in Western Thought (3 semester hours) Identifies gendered approaches within the history of ideas, including philosophy, theology, and literature. Universal truths about human nature, particularly with regard to sex and gender, are located within the intellectual milieu of various writers and within the larger body of Western thought. (Same as GST 3302) (3-0) T

HIST 3312 Early China (3 semester hours) Themes in the history of China to the end of the third century of the Common Era. Emphasis on social, intellectual, and cultural developments of China's axial age (the late Zhao dynasty) and first great empire (the Han dynasty). Prerequisite: HIST 1301 or HIST 1302 or HIST 2301 or HIST 2330 or HIST 2331 or equivalent. (3-0) T

HIST 3313 Medieval China (3 semester hours) Themes in the history of China from the decline of the Han dynasty through the period of disunion and reunification under the Sui and Tang dynasties. Emphasis on social, intellectual, and cultural developments of China's medieval age. Prerequisite: HIST 1301 or HIST 1302 or HIST 2301 or HIST 2330 or HIST 2331 or equivalent. (3-0) T

HIST 3314 Traditional China (3 semester hours) Surveys the history of Chinese civilization from its Neolithic beginnings through the tenth century of the Common Era. Prerequisite: HIST 1301 or HIST 1302 or HIST 2301 or HIST 2330 or HIST 2331 or equivalent. (3-0) T

HIST 3315 Modern China (3 semester hours) Surveys the history of Chinese civilization from the tenth through twentieth centuries. Prerequisite: HIST 1301 or HIST 1302 or HIST 2301 or HIST 2330 or HIST 2331 or equivalent. (3-0) T

HIST 3317 The Crusades (3 semester hours) A survey of Medieval European crusading activities in the Iberian Peninsula, the Baltic region, the Near East, and the Balkans. Prerequisite: HIST 1301 or HIST 1302 or HIST 2301 or HIST 2330 or HIST 2331 or equivalent. (3-0) R

HIST 3318 Medieval Europe (3 semester hours) The history of Europe from the fall of the Roman Empire to the late medieval period, including feudalism, the investiture controversy, the conflicts of papacy and empire, and the rise of national monarchies. Prerequisite: HIST 1301 or HIST 1302 or HIST 2301 or HIST 2330 or HIST 2331 or equivalent. (3-0) T

HIST 3319 Early Modern Europe (3 semester hours) An analysis of the general themes and issues in late medieval and early modern European history from about 1400 to the French Revolution; emphasis on new methods and approaches, especially recent attempts to refine social analysis and to study both popular and elite culture. Prerequisite: HIST 1301 or HIST 1302 or HIST 2301 or HIST 2330 or HIST 2331 or equivalent. (3-0) T

HIST 3320 Modern Europe (3 semester hours) A study of selected aspects of political, diplomatic, economic, and social history of Europe from the French Revolution to the Second World War. Geographical emphasis on England, France, and Germany. Topical focus on industrialization, modernization, and democratization in the 19th century, and on the emergence of mass society, war, and totalitarianism in the 20th century. Prerequisite: HIST 1301 or HIST 1302 or HIST 2301 or HIST 2330 or HIST 2331 or equivalent. (3-0) T

HIST 3324 Women in European Society (3 semester hours) An historical examination of the varied experiences of European women, focusing on work, family life, political action, sexuality, and cultural expression. May emphasize early modern or modern period. May be repeated for credit as topics vary (6 hours maximum). Prerequisite: HIST 1301 or HIST 1302 or HIST 2301 or HIST 2330 or HIST 2331 or equivalent. (3-0) R

HIST 3328 History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine (3 semester hours) An exploration of the development of philosophical ideas in science and medicine. Topics may include comparison of Eastern and Western philosophies of natural knowledge and medicine and scientific and medical concepts in philosophical and ethical contexts. May be repeated for credit as topics vary (9 hours maximum). Prerequisite: HIST 1301 or HIST 1302 or HIST 2301 or HIST 2330 or HIST 2331 or PHIL 1301 or PHIL 2316 or PHIL 2317 or equivalent. (Same as PHIL 3328) (3-0) T

HIST 3331 European Social History (3 semester hours) A review of the major problems studied, methods used, and findings reached by the new social historians of Europe. The principal focus of their work and of this course is on the pre-industrial era. Prerequisite: HIST 1301 or HIST 1302 or HIST 2301 or HIST 2330 or HIST 2331 or equivalent. (3-0) T

HIST 3332 History of the Electronic Age (3 semester hours) This course will examine the history of the electronic age and will include topics on the telegraph, telephone, radio, television, computers, cybernetics, information theory, artificial intelligence and the Internet. Prerequisite: HIST 1301 or HIST 1302 or HIST 2301 or HIST 2330 or HIST 2331 or equivalent. (3-0) Y

HIST 3333 European Social and Political Thought (3 semester hours) A study of such concepts in social and political theory as authority, justice, equality, law, revolution, natural rights, state, and nation. May include texts by Locke, Burke, Bentham, Mill, Marx, and Nietzsche. Prerequisite: HIST 1301 or HIST 1302 or HIST 2301 or HIST 2330 or HIST 2331 or equivalent. (3-0) R

HIST 3334 Nineteenth-Century European Culture and Society (3 semester hours) An exploration of the interplay between social change and cultural developments in various European societies during the 19th century. May be repeated for credit as topics vary (9 hours maximum). Prerequisite: HIST 1301 or HIST 1302 or HIST 2301 or HIST 2330 or HIST 2331 or equivalent. (3-0) T

HIST 3336 Twentieth-Century European Culture and Society (3 semester hours) An exploration of the interplay between social change and cultural developments in various European societies during the 20th century. May be repeated for credit as topics vary (9 hours maximum). Prerequisite: HIST 1301 or HIST 1302 or HIST 2301 or HIST 2330 or HIST 2331 or equivalent. (3-0) T

HIST 3337 Technology and Western Civilization (3 semester hours) A survey of the role played by technology in shaping Western culture from antiquity through the industrial revolution. Prerequisite: HIST 1301 or HIST 1302 or HIST 2301 or HIST 2330 or HIST 2331 or equivalent. (3-0) T

HIST 3344 History of Science in Europe (3 semester hours) Surveys the development of the mathematical and natural sciences in European culture. Subject matter will vary from semester to semester, but topics may include astronomy, physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, natural history, geology, evolution and genetics. Time periods may range from human pre-history to the Scientific Revolution and from the Scientific Revolution to the present. Course content will not overlap with HIST 3337. No technical background required. May be repeated for credit as topics vary (9 hours maximum). Prerequisite: HIST 1301 or HIST 1302 or HIST 2301 or HIST 2330 or HIST 2331 or equivalent. (3-0) T

HIST 3351 Ottoman Empire I (3 semester hours) A survey of Ottoman history from 1360 to 1566. Prerequisite: HIST 1301 or HIST 1302 or HIST 2301 or HIST 2330 or HIST 2331 or equivalent. (3-0) T

HIST 3352 Ottoman Empire II (3 semester hours) A survey of Ottoman history from 1566 to 1923. Prerequisite: HIST 1301 or HIST 1302 or HIST 2301 or HIST 2330 or HIST 2331 or equivalent. (3-0) T

HIST 3355 Persians, Turks, and Mongols (3 semester hours) Topics in the history of the Near and Middle East, and Central Asia. May be repeated for credit as topics vary (6 hours maximum). Prerequisite: HIST 1301 or HIST 1302 or HIST 2301 or HIST 2330 or HIST 2331 or equivalent. (3-0) R

HIST 3358 Latin American History (3 semester hours) A survey of Latin America from its pre-Columbian past to the present, with emphasis on the process of change from a traditional to a modern society. Prerequisite: HIST 1301 or HIST 1302 or HIST 2301 or HIST 2330 or HIST 2331 or equivalent. (3-0) T

HIST 3364 History of American Religion (3 semester hours) An examination of the development of American religious institutions and their relation to the nation's social, political, and cultural history. Prerequisite: HIST 1301 or HIST 1302 or HIST 2301 or HIST 2330 or HIST 2331 or equivalent. (3-0) T

HIST 3365 The American West (3 semester hours) This course will survey the major political, economic, and cultural developments in the history of the American West from the Spanish Colonial period up to the present day. The course will touch on the key turning points in the region's history, focusing on the evolution of race and gender relations, the persistence and growth of ethnic and cultural minority groups, and the role of the federal government in the West's economic, political, and cultural development. Prerequisites: HIST 1301 or HIST 1302 or HIST 2301 or HIST 2330 or HIST 2331 or equivalent. (3-0) T

HIST 3366 Themes in the Social History of the United States (3 semester hours) A survey of social history, focusing upon the American experience. The course explores changes in the family, work, sex roles, mobility, migration, urbanization, and industrialization. Topics may vary. Prerequisite: HIST 1301 or HIST 1302 or HIST 2301 or HIST 2330 or HIST 2331 or equivalent. (3-0) T

HIST 3367 Continental Expansionism in American History (3 semester hours) An exploration of the processes that saw the Anglo-American colonial settlements transform themselves into a vast continental power. The course covers the period from 1607 to 1890. Prerequisite: HIST 1301 or HIST 1302 or HIST 2301 or HIST 2330 or HIST 2331 or equivalent. (3-0) R

HIST 3369 United States Foreign Relations (3 semester hours) A survey of American diplomatic history since the 1890s. The course analyzes the United States' relations with Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and Soviet Russia. Prerequisite: HIST 1301 or HIST 1302 or HIST 2301 or HIST 2330 or HIST 2331 or equivalent. (3-0) T

HIST 3370 The American Experience in Vietnam (3 semester hours) An analysis of the political, diplomatic, economic, and cultural impact the Vietnam War had on American society. Students will analyze monographs, memoirs, novels, documentaries, and feature films. Prerequisite: HIST 1301 or HIST 1302 or HIST 2301 or HIST 2330 or HIST 2331 or equivalent. (3-0) T

HIST 3374 American Technological Development (3 semester hours) A survey of the role played by technology in shaping American culture from colonial times to the present. Prerequisite: HIST 1301 or HIST 1302 or HIST 2301 or HIST 2330 or HIST 2331 or equivalent. (3-0) T

HIST 3376 American Intellectual History, Colonial to the Civil War (3 semester hours) A survey of some of the principal developments in American thought from the colonial era to the civil war. Prerequisite: HIST 1301 or HIST 1302 or HIST 2301 or HIST 2330 or HIST 2331 or equivalent. (3-0) T

HIST 3377 American Intellectual History, Civil War to the Present (3 semester hours) An exploration of the origins of contemporary American intellectual life through the study of changing ideas about society, politics, science, religion, and art from the civil war to the present. Prerequisite: HIST 1301 or HIST 1302 or HIST 2301 or HIST 2330 or HIST 2331 or equivalent. (3-0) T

HIST 3379 United States Relations with Latin America (3 semester hours) An analysis of the United States' political, economic, military, and cultural relations with Latin America, with emphasis on the period since the 1890s. Prerequisite: HIST 1301 or HIST 1302 or HIST 2301 or HIST 2330 or HIST 2331 or equivalent. (3-0) T

HIST 3380 The Nuclear Age in America (3 semester hours) An examination of the historical roots of the modern nuclear age. Topics will include the development of the atomic bomb and the role of nuclear weapons in postwar diplomacy. Prerequisite: HIST 1301 or HIST 1302 or HIST 2301 or HIST 2330 or HIST 2331 or equivalent. (3-0) T

HIST 3382 The United States Since 1945 (3 semester hours) An analysis of the key political, diplomatic, socioeconomic, technological, and cultural changes that have shaped contemporary U.S. society. Prerequisite: HIST 1301 or HIST 1302 or HIST 2301 or HIST 2330 or HIST 2331 or equivalent. (3-0) T

HIST 3384 U.S. Women from Settlement to Present (3 semester hours) A survey of the changing social, political, and economic roles of American women. Particular attention will be paid to the diversity of women's roles, focusing on how women of different races, classes, and sexualities interpreted their "American experience." Prerequisite: HIST 1301 or HIST 1302 or HIST 2301 or HIST 2330 or HIST 2331 or equivalent. (3-0) T

HIST 3386 World History to 1500 (3 semester hours) A survey of social, economic, political, and cultural life in major world civilizations from their origins through 1500. Prerequisite: HIST 1301 or HIST 1302 or HIST 2301 or HIST 2330 or HIST 2331 or equivalent. (3-0) R

HIST 3387 World History from 1500 (3 semester hours) A survey of social, economic, political, and cultural life in major world civilizations from 1500 through the present. Prerequisite: HIST 1301 or HIST 1302 or HIST 2301 or HIST 2330 or HIST 2331 or equivalent. (3-0) R

HIST 3389 History of Science in the U.S. (3 semester hours) Surveys the development of the mathematical and natural sciences in American culture. Subject matter will vary from semester to semester, but topics may include astronomy, physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, natural history, geology, evolution, and genetics. Course content will not overlap with HIST 3337. No technical background required. May be repeated for credit as topics vary (9 hours maximum). Prerequisite: HIST 1301 or HIST 1302 or HIST 2301 or HIST 2330 or HIST 2331 or equivalent. (3-0) R

HIST 3390 Twentieth-Century African-American History (3 semester hours) A study of themes in the history of African-Americans in the twentieth century. The course will focus on the civil rights movement, though other themes will also be explored. Emphasis will be on African-American perspectives and the ongoing struggle for self-determination by African-Americans. Prerequisite: HIST 1301 or HIST 1302 or HIST 2301 or HIST 2330 or HIST 2331 or equivalent. (3-0) R

HIST 3391 Modern Mexico (3 semester hours) An overview of the political, economic, social, and cultural history of Mexico from the era of Independence (roughly 1810 to present). Prerequisite: HIST 1301 or HIST 1302 or HIST 2301 or HIST 2330 or HIST 2331 or equivalent. (3-0) T

HIST 3394 Native American History from the Pre-Columbian Period through 1795 (3 semester hours) Examines the arrival of Native Americans in the New World and the cultures that emerged and declined there in the pre-Columbian period. Will also discuss the intellectual framework within which Europeans envisioned Native Americans. Prerequisite: HIST 1301 or HIST 1302 or HIST 2301 or HIST 2330 or HIST 2331 or equivalent. (3-0) T

HIST 3395 Native American History in the Nineteenth Century (3 semester hours) Examines the interaction of Native Americans and "whites" during the nineteenth century, primarily in the region west of the Appalachians to the Pacific. Will focus on the cultures of the desert Southwest in the Spanish colonial period. Prerequisite: HIST 1301 or HIST 1302 or HIST 2301 or HIST 2330 or HIST 2331 or equivalent. (3-0) T

HIST 3396 Native Americans in the Twentieth Century (3 semester hours) Discusses the allotment or destruction of the reservation system in much of the United States at the turn of the century and will also focus on government attempts to force Native Americans to discard their indigenous identity. Prerequisite: HIST 1301 or HIST 1302 or HIST 2301 or HIST 2330 or HIST 2331 or equivalent. (3-0) T

HIST 3398 Colonial Latin American History (3 semester hours) A survey of Latin America from its pre-Columbian past to independence (roughly 1821), the course will emphasize the process of merging pre-Columbian and European cultures throughout the colonial period. Prerequisite: HIST 1301 or HIST 1302 or HIST 2301 or HIST 2330 or HIST 2331 or equivalent. (3-0) T

HIST 3399 Modern Latin American History (3 semester hours) A survey of Latin America from independence (roughly 1821) to the present, the course will emphasize the intersection of far-reaching political trends with local cultures in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Prerequisite: HIST 1301 or HIST 1302 or HIST 2301 or HIST 2330 or HIST 2331 or equivalent. (3-0) T

HIST 4330 The Holocaust (3 semester hours) Study of the political, social, historical, and cultural events leading to and constituting the Holocaust. Prerequisite: HIST 1301 or HIST 1302 or HIST 2301 or HIST 2330 or HIST 2331 or equivalent. (3-0) T

HIST 4331 Holocaust and Representation (3 semester hours) Study of the depiction and representation of the Holocaust in art, literature, poetry, and film. Prerequisite: HIST 1301 or HIST 1302 or HIST 2301 or HIST 2330 or HIST 2331. (3-0) T

HIST 4336 The U.S. Jewish Experience (3 semester hours) This course will explore the creation and evolution of American Jewish culture and investigate the impact of successive waves of migration upon the making of American Jewry. Students will study the process of cultural renewal and religious reform, assimilation, anti-Semitism, American Jewish responses to the Great Depression, the Holocaust, and the interaction between Israel and American Jewish communities in the postwar period. Prerequisite: HIST 1301 or HIST 1302 or HIST 2301 or HIST 2330 or HIST 2331 or equivalent. (3-0) T

HIST 4339 Berlin: History of a City (3 semester hours) This course will explore issues of industrialization, urban renewal and planning, space, class, and migration in addition to looking at key factors such as class, gender, ethnicity, consumer cultures, crime, and the representations of the city in literature, art, and film. The course will focus on major events and conflicts that have left their mark on the city, such as the rise of the modern metropolis, economic depressions and social unrest, the two World Wars, Nazism and the Holocaust, and the Cold War and its aftermath. Prerequisite: HIST 1301 or HIST 1302 or HIST 2301 or HIST 2330 or HIST 2331 or equivalent. (3-0) T

HIST 4344 Topics in European History (3 semester hours) Subject matter will vary from semester to semester. May be repeated for credit (9 hours maximum). Prerequisite: HIST 1301 or HIST 1302 or HIST 2301 or HIST 2330 or HIST 2331 or equivalent. (3-0) R

HIST 4345 Origins of the Jim Crow South (3 semester hours) An examination of the origins of segregation and disenfranchisement in the American South following Reconstruction through World War II. Attention will be paid to both the legal and extralegal edifices upholding white supremacy and the evolution of a racist consumer culture. The course will also explore African-American resistance to Jim Crow. Prerequisite: HIST 1301 or HIST 1302 or HIST 2301 or HIST 2330 or HIST 2331 or equivalent. (3-0) R

HIST 4346 American Culture 1877-1919 (3 semester hours) A survey of the Gilded Age or Progressive Era, 1877-1919. Themes will include the expansion of industrial capitalism, the influx of "new immigrants" and patterns of "Americanization," middle-class social reform, emergence of the U.S. as an imperial power, explosion of nativist and racist sentiments, and the political mobilization of labor. Prerequisite: HIST 1301 or HIST 1302 or HIST 2301 or HIST 2330 or HIST 2331 or equivalent. (3-0) R

HIST 4349 Jewish History (3 semester hours) This course will examine the profound transformation that Jews, as communities and individuals, experienced from the late eighteenth century to the postwar period while exploring the political and ideological, as well as cultural and religious developments. Central themes include the Jewish Enlightenment, the process of emancipation, religious reform, modern anti-Semitism, the Holocaust, Zionism, and the founding of the State of Israel. Prerequisite: HIST 1301 or HIST 1302 or HIST 2301 or HIST 2330 or HIST 2331 or equivalent. (3-0) T

HIST 4357 Topics in African and African-American History (3 semester hours) Subject matter will vary from semester to semester. May be repeated for credit as topics vary (9 hours maximum). Prerequisite: HIST 1301 or HIST 1302 or HIST 2301 or HIST 2330 or HIST 2331 or equivalent. (3-0) R

HIST 4358 Topics in Asian History (3 semester hours) Subject matter will vary from semester to semester. May be repeated for credit as topics vary (9 hours maximum). Prerequisite: HIST 1301 or HIST 1302 or HIST 2301 or HIST 2330 or HIST 2331 or equivalent. (3-0) R

HIST 4359 Topics in Latin American History (3 semester hours) Subject matter will vary from semester to semester. May be repeated for credit as topics vary (9 hours maximum). Prerequisite: HIST 1301 or HIST 1302 or HIST 2301 or HIST 2330 or HIST 2331 or equivalent. (3-0) R

HIST 4360 Topics in American Women's History (3 semester hours) Subject matter will vary from semester to semester and may include Women and the American Frontier, Popular Culture and Mass Media, and American Religious Societies. May be repeated for credit as topics vary (9 hours maximum). Prerequisite: HIST 1301 or HIST 1302 or HIST 2301 or HIST 2330 or HIST 2331 or equivalent. (3-0) T

HIST 4376 Topics in History (3 semester hours) Subject matter will vary from semester to semester. May be repeated for credit as topics vary (9 hours maximum). Prerequisite: HIST 1301 or HIST 1302 or HIST 2301 or HIST 2330 or HIST 2331 or equivalent. (3-0) R

HIST 4377 Topics in Early American History (3 semester hours) Focuses on the formative era of the American nation. Social, cultural, political, and economic issues are examined within the context of important transformations over time. Topics will vary and may include British Colonial America (1609-1763), The Era of the American Revolution, and The Early American Republic (1785-1828). May be repeated for credit as topics vary (9 hours maximum). Prerequisite: HIST 1301 or HIST 1302 or HIST 2301 or HIST 2330 or HIST 2331 or equivalent. (3-0) T

HIST 4378 Topics in American History (3 semester hours) Subject matter will vary from semester to semester. May be repeated for credit as topics vary (9 hours maximum). Prerequisite: HIST 1301 or HIST 1302 or HIST 2301 or HIST 2330 or HIST 2331 or equivalent. (3-0) R

HIST 4380 Topics in Intellectual History (3 semester hours) Subject matter will vary from semester to semester. May be repeated for credit as topics vary (6 hours maximum). Prerequisite: HIST 1301 or HIST 1302 or HIST 2301 or HIST 2330 or HIST 2331 or equivalent. (3-0) R

HIST 4v71 Independent Study in Historical Studies (1-3 semester hours) Independent study under a faculty member's direction. Signature of instructor and ADU on proposed project outline required. May be repeated for credit (9 hours maximum). (HIST 1301 or HIST 1302 or HIST 2301 or HIST 2330 or HIST 2331), upper-division standing, and instructor consent required. ([1-3]-0) R

HIST 4v99 Senior Honors in Historical Studies (1-3 semester hours) Intended for students conducting independent research for honors theses or projects. Signature of the instructor and secondary reader on proposed project outline required. Prerequisite: Instructor consent required. ([1-3]-0) R

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