Course descriptions

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HISTORY (HIS)

PS 420, 421 may be selected as History if approved by the student’s adviser

101. World Civilizations: Beginnings to 1500 C.E. 3 hrs (CC 1113, 1143, 1163)

102. World Civilizations: 1500 to the present. 3 hrs (CC 1123, 1153, 1173)

110. Enrichment for Licensure Students I: World History. 1 hr. This one-hour arranged course consists of a minimum of 15 hours of varied enrichment experiences in World History. Required for future teachers of History and Social Studies.

111. Enrichment for Licensure Students II: U.S. History. 1 hr. This one-hour arranged course consists of a minimum of 15 hours of varied enrichment experiences in U.S. History. Required for future teachers of History and Social Studies.

201. Survey of United States History to 1877. 3 hrs (CC 2213)

202. Survey of United States History since 1877. 3 hrs (CC 2223)

204. Exploring History. 3 hrs. Topic varies. May be retaken for credit (Up to 9 hours). Course especially recommended for students considering advanced study in History

300. Research Seminar. 3 hrs. A basic course to acquaint the student with the theory and practice of historical study

302. Integrated American Social Studies to 1877. 3 hrs. Strengthens content knowledge about social studies and models innovative multidisciplinary instructional methods

304. Survey of Islamic History. 3 hrs. Provides undergraduate students the opportunity to learn about the evolution of Islamic history and culture

305. Survey of Asian History. 3 hrs. A historical study of the countries of Asia in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries

307. Survey of African History, 1500-Present. 3 hrs. Exploration of the key aspects of the history of Africa, designed to give students a general working knowledge of Africa and Africans from the early modern era to the present

310. Survey of Latin American History. 3 hrs. A study of Latin American history from the conquest to the present with an emphasis on social, economic, and cultural developments

324. The Celts. 3 hrs. An introduction to the ancient and early medieval Celts of Western Europe and the British Isles up to 1170, including political, social, cultural, and religious achievements

325. The Classical World. 3 hrs. A survey of classical Greece and Rome

326. The Rise of Christianity and the Roman Empire. 3 hrs. A study of the emergence of Christianity as an intellectual, religious, and political force in late antiquity and the early Middle Ages

328. Ancient and Medieval Women. 3 hrs. Introduces students to women in ancient and medieval Europe;their roles, attitudes about women, perceptions of their strengths and weaknesses

329. Women in Modern European History. 3 hrs. Provides an introduction to the role of women in modern European history from 1500 to the present

330. Early Medieval Europe. 3 hrs. This course examines the implications of the fall of Rome and the creation of the German successor states

331. Later Medieval Europe. 3 hrs. This course focuses on the implications of technological development and the spread of education in medieval Europe

333. Nineteenth-Century Europe. 3 hrs. This course focuses on the major developments and themes in nineteenth-century Europe including social and political life, philosophy and the arts, natural science and technology.

334. Twentieth-Century Europe. 3 hrs. This course explores the watershed moments of the last century in Europe, from the Russian Revolution to the two world wars, from migration to the rise of the European Union.

340. Exploration and Discovery. 3 hrs. Examination of factors contributing to European exploration from the Renaissance to the nineteenth century

346. Early English History. 3 hrs. A history of England from the earliest times to 1485 with emphasis on the development of law and royal administration

349. Modern British History. 3 hrs. A survey of Great Britain since the Industrial Revolution

351. Themes in U.S. Military History. 3 hrs. A course that explores various aspects of the military history of early America and the United States in a thematic fashion. May be repeated for a total of 6 hours

360. Modern Military History. 3 hrs. A survey of modern military history

370. Mississippi History. 3 hrs. A survey of Mississippi’s economic, social and political development from seventeenth-century European settlement to the present

373. African-American History Survey, 1619-1890. 3 hrs. Survey of the African experience in the United States from 1619 to 1890

374. African-American History Survey, 1890- present. 3 hrs. Survey of the African experience in the United States from 1890 to the present

375. Economic History of the United States. 3 hrs. Explores the economic history of the United States from colonial times to the present

400. Senior History Seminar. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: HIS 300. This course requires students to examine one thematic subject in depth

401. Themes in the Non-Western World. 3 hrs. An analysis of economic, political, social and cultural issues that have shaped relations between the Western and non-Western worlds; content of course may vary; may be repeated for a total of nine hours

402. Imperialism, Nationalism, and Decolonization. 3hrs. A survey of select topics in nineteenth-century European imperialism, its effects on colonial societies, the development of colonial nationalist movements and the problems of third-world decolonization in the twentieth century

404. History and Cinema. 3 hrs. This course explores the historical product and reception of cinematic narratives as a window into past cultures and societies

405. History of the Middle East Since 1914. 3 hrs. A survey and analysis of the economic, social, political, religious, and cultural development of the Middle East from World War I through the Cold War

406. Modern China. Survey of the historical processes that have transformed China into a modern Marxist society

408. African-American History in Contemporary Film. 3 hrs. Explores the history of Black life, culture, politics, and resistance through the lens of Black film.

409. United States Relations with Asia. An exploration of the dynamic interactions between the United States and China and Japan over the past 200 years

410. History of Mexico. 3 hrs. A survey of the pre-contact, colonial, and national periods of Mexican history, from 700 to the present

411. The Caribbean. 3 hrs. An analysis of Caribbean history, with particular emphasis on colonialism, slavery, plantation economies, revolutionary movements, and the influence of the United States

413. The United States and Latin America. 3 hrs. A detailed discussion of the relationship between the societies and governments of the United States and Latin America

414. Social Revolutions & Violence in Modern Latin America. 3 hrs. An examination of the leaders, causes, participants, and course of Latin American revolutions, as well as their broad consequences in the political, social, and economic realms

415. World War I. 3 hrs. An exploration of the causes, conduct, and consequences of World War I

416. World War II. 3 hrs. A study of the causes, conduct, and consequences of World War II

417. Vietnam War. 3 hrs. A discussion of the military, social, political, and cultural consequences of the war

420. History of Women And War. 3 hrs. Explores the ways women have experienced, inspired, fought in, and opposed wars throughout world history. It also examines how ideas about gender have shaped militaries and wars.

422. History of Medicine. 3 hrs. Provides students with an understanding of the ideas, practices, and institutions in the treatment of disease and the maintenance of health from ancient times to the present

423. Gay and Lesbian History. 3 hrs. This course explores the history of homosexuality and gay men and women's lives, often with a specific regional or chronological focus

424. The World in the 20th Century. 3 hrs. A study of the cultural, economic, political, and social impact of globalization

425. Medieval Christianity. 3 hrs. This course explores Christian religious development during the European Middle Ages, 300-1500

426. Renaissance Europe . 3 hrs. This course examines the social, political, and intellectual changes that emerged in Europe after the Black Death

427. Reformation Europe . 3 hrs. This course examines the setting, events, and implications of the religious Reformation in European history

429. The Age of the Enlightenment. 3 hrs. A survey of the political, social, and cultural history of Europe from the Age of Absolutism to the French Revolution

430. French Revolution and Napoleon. 3 hrs. A study of Revolutionary and Napoleonic France and its impact on Europe

431. Europe 1815-1870. 3 hrs. A survey of early nineteenth-century Europe, with emphasis on nationalism and the quest for reform

432. Europe 1870-1914. 3 hrs. A survey of late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Europe with emphasis on the growth of democracy, the expansion of empires, and the origin of World War I

433. Europe 1919-1939. 3 hrs. A survey of European political, intellectual, cultural, and economic developments between the world wars

434. Europe Since 1945. 3 hrs. A survey of European history since the end of World War II, covering such key developments as economic reconstruction, the Cold War, NATO, and the Common Market

435. Ancient Greece. 3 hrs. A study of the historical, political, and cultural development of ancient Greece from the Mycenaean period to the death of Alexander the Great in 323 B.C.E.

436. Ancient Rome. 3 hrs. An introduction to the world of ancient Rome in the republican and imperial periods

437. War in Premodern Europe. 3 hrs. An introduction to warfare in ancient and medieval Europe, exploring military technology, tactics, and the effects of war on society

438. The Crusades. 3 hrs. Examines the Crusades, the great meeting of Christian and Islamic civilizations from roughly 1095 to 1396, looking at warfare, religion, social order, and monarchy

444. Intellectual and Cultural History of Modern Europe. 3 hrs. Philosophy, social thought, and the arts from the Enlightenment to the present

445. Racial Thought in the Western World. 3 hrs. A comparative history of racial thought in Western society from the late Middle Ages through the modern period

446. Tudor-Stuart Britain. 3 hrs. A survey of political, religious, intellectual, and economic developments in Tudor-Stuart England, Scotland, and Ireland

447. Victorian Britain: Waterloo to the Great War. 3 hrs. This course explores Great Britain at the height of her domestic and imperial power, examining the key social, cultural, military, and political events of the nineteenth century

448. Holocaust and Jews in European History. 3 hrs. Presents a detailed picture of the Holocaust, its antecedents and aftermath, its meanings, and its interpretations

449. History of Modern Spain. 3 hrs. Survey of the political, social, religious and national history of Spain since the eighteenth century

452. Imperial Russia. 3 hrs. This course explores the history of Muscovite and Imperial Russia from the reign of Ivan III to the death of Alexander III (1440-1894)

453. Eastern Europe in the 20th Century. 3 hrs. This course introduces students to the diversity of social, political, and cultural experience in the regions of East-Central Europe

454. France, 1815-Present. 3 hrs. A survey of French history after Napoleon, emphasizing the evolution of political and social structures

455. History of the German Lands Since 1815. 3 hrs. This course covers the broad lines of political and social development in the German-speaking regions from the early nineteenth century to reunification in 1990.

456. Nazi Germany. 3 hrs. A survey of the political, diplomatic, economic, and social developments in Germany from 1919 through 1945

458. Modern Russia and the Soviet Union: 1861-1991. 3 hrs. An introduction to the history of modern Russia and the Soviet Union from the Great Emancipator to the August 1991 coup

459. History of Religion in America. 3 hrs. A survey of the variety of American religious experiences in their historical contexts

460. Colonial America. 3 hrs. Examines the development of social, political, economic, and religious life in the English colonies of North America to 1763

461. The American Revolution. 3 hrs. An examination of the dispute between Great Britain and her American colonies that led to the development of a new nation

462. The Early American Republic. 3 hrs. A study of political, social and cultural changes in the United States 1789-1848

463. The Sectional Controversy and the Civil War, 1848-1877. 3 hrs. An examination of the sectional conflict, Civil War and Reconstruction, with primary emphasis on political and military history

464. The Gilded Age and Progressive Era, 1877-1919. 3 hrs. A survey of political, economic, diplomatic, and social developments in the United States from the close of the Civil War through the end of World War I

465. Prosperity, Depression, and War in America, 1919-1945. 3 hrs. A detailed examination of the social, intellectual, political, diplomatic and economic history of the interwar years

466. America since 1945. 3 hrs. A detailed examination of social, intellectual, political, diplomatic, and economic history since World War II

467. The Colonial South. 3 hrs. Explores the interaction of Indian, European, and African people in the Colonial South from about 1500 to 1800

468. The Old South. 3 hrs. The social, economic, and cultural history of the antebellum South with particular emphasis on the plantation system and slavery

469. The New South. 3 hrs. An analysis of the peculiarities of the South’s social, economic, political, and intellectual development from 1877 to the present; emphasis is placed on those factors making the South distinctive in American history

470. Environmental History of the South. 3 hrs. This course examines the interaction of humans and nature in the American South from pre-European arrival to today.

471. The American Frontier. 3 hrs. Examines the significance of the American frontier

472. American Environmental History. 3 hrs. Examination of the interaction of humans and nature in American history. The approach will be roughly chronological, with emphasis on selected issues, events, and persons.

473. U.S. Foreign Relations. 3 hrs. A history of U.S. foreign relations with particular emphasis on Manifest Destiny, the New Imperialism, the diplomacy of World War I, the events leading to World War I, World War II, and the Cold War

474. American Indians and the Invasion of America. 3 hrs. A survey of the history of Native Americans from the period of European intrusion to Indian Removal

475. American Indians of the Southeast. 3 hrs. This courses focuses on the native Southeast, a distinctive culture area characterized traditionally by horticulture, chiefdoms, matrilineal kinship, and temple mounds

476. Intellectual and Cultural History of the USA. 3 hrs. A survey of philosophy, social thought, and cultural developments from the 17th century to the present

477. Women in American Society. 3 hrs. A survey of the experience of American women from the colonial period to the present with emphasis on the evolution of women’s role in society in response to changing economic and social conditions

478. Topics in African-American History. 3 hrs. A readings course centered on the African-American protest tradition, with an emphasis on the post-World II black freedom struggle; may be repeated for a total of six hours

479. Topics in American History. 3 hrs. Examines various topics in American history; content of course may vary; may be repeated for a total of six hours

480. Topics in African History. 3 hrs. An examination of various topics in African history; the course may be repeated for a total of six hours

481. Topics in Pre-Modern European History. 3 hrs. This course will examine various topics in ancient and medieval European history; may be repeated for a total of six hours

482. Topics in Modern European History. 3 hrs. Examines various topics in modern European history; may be repeated for a total of six hours

483. Topics in Latin American History. 3 hrs. Examines various topics in the history of Central and South America; may be repeated for a total of six hours

484. Working-Class America. 3 hrs. The class examines the emergence of the American working class in the early 19th century and the struggle of blue-collar workers to secure living wages, safe working conditions, and political clout in the 20th century

485. Topics in the History of War and Society. 3 hrs. Examines various topics in the history of war and society; may be repeated for a total of six hours

487. Current Issues in History/Social Studies Education. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Gold Card status. An introduction to current issues in Social Studies education. Recommended to be taken before or concurrently with HIS 488.

488. Methods of Teaching Social Studies and Practicum. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: CIS 313. Methods of lesson planning, preparing materials, teaching and testing in secondary Social Studies courses; not to be counted toward 36-hour major requirement in History. Open only to students seeking Social Studies Licensure

+490. Student Teaching—Social Studies. 6 hrs

+491. Student Teaching—Social Studies. 6 hrs

492. Special Problems. 1-3 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Provides the opportunity to study a special topic or area of interest with a specialist in the field (Students undertaking a Senior Honors Project will enroll in HIS 492H)

495. Austrian Studies. 3-6 hrs. A three-week course offered in Austria as part of the university's study-abroad program

496. French Studies. 3 hrs. A three-week course offered in France as part of the university’s study-abroad offerings

497. Asian Studies. 1-6 hrs. A three-week course offered in an Asian country as part of the university’s study-abroad offerings

498. Jamaican Studies. 3 hrs. A three-week course offered in Jamaica as part of the university’s study-abroad offerings

499. British Studies. 3-6 hrs. Lecture series and research in European studies offered in Great Britain as part of the university’s study-abroad program; may be repeated with change in topic


EXPLANATION

The semester credit hours are listed after the title of each course.
Example:

100. Introduction to the Arts. 3 hrs. A team-taught investigation of the music, visual and theatrical arts designed for students who are not otherwise academically involved with these arts (CC 1233)

Southern Miss courses for which there are acceptable junior/community college courses are marked as (CC ____). It should be noted that there is a variance in course sequence between the junior/community colleges and Southern Miss. In addition, courses with the same junior/community college numbers vary from college to college. An adviser should be consulted before course scheduling.

The plus (+) sign in front of a course indicates that a special fee is charged for that course. (All labs are subject to a usage fee.)