College of Arts and Sciences
331 Colonial and Revolutionary America (3)
The colonial period of American history from the earliest settlements in North America to independence and the U.S. Constitution; the European background to colonization, colonial settlements, the development of colonial social, political, and economic institutions, and the causes, course, and consequences of the American Revolution. On demand.
332 Early National Period, 1789-1840 (3)
The Constitution and presidencies of George Washington and John Adams; the War of 1812 and the emergence of nationalism; rise of the frontier; Jeffersonian and Jacksonian democracy, emphasis on political, social, and economic developments that forged the new nation. Alternate years.
335 The Civil War and Reconstruction (3)
The Old South and the causes of the Civil War; the leaders; the chief political, military, and economic developments from the Compromise of 1850 to the end of Reconstruction. Alternate years.
336 The Gilded Age (3)
The United States from the end of the Civil War to 1900. Alternate years.
337 Progressive America: From TR to FDR (3)
An examination of the political, economic, cultural, and diplomatic forces that shaped America in the early 20th century; topics include progressivism, World War I, the roaring twenties, and the Great Depression. Fall semester alternate years.
338 Contemporary America Since 1945 (3)
An examination of political, economic, and social aspects of the recent past, including post-World War II readjustments, the Cold War, the Kennedy years, the Vietnam trauma, and the downfall of the imperial presidency. Spring semester alternate years.
341 A History of the South (3)
The role of the South in the formation of the nation. Interpretations of the institutions and developments that made the South unique. Alternate years.
343 History of Tennessee (3)
A study of the political, economic, social, and cultural development of the state from the days of the Indians to the present. Spring semester.
346 Afro-American History (3)
A historical survey of Black Americans with some attention to African backgrounds; emphasis on the reaction of blacks to their experience in the New World. On demand.
350 War Through the Ages (3)
The evolution of war as an instrument of national policy and the effects of wars on the world balance of power. Treatment will be episodic, concentrating on the Persian and Peloponnesian Wars, the Punic Wars, the Hundred Years War, the Seven Years War, the Wars of the American and Spanish Revolutions and Napoleon, and the World Wars of the 20th century. On demand
364 Traditional China: History and Culture (3)
A survey of Chinese history and culture prior to the impact of the West. Course readings provide a basic political and chronological orientation, but emphasis placed on literary and philosophical writings in translation, and on studies of the social structure of traditional Chinese society. Fall semester, alternate years.
365 Traditional Japan: History and Culture (3)
A survey of traditional Japanese history and culture prior to the impact of the West. Course readings provide a basic political and chronological orientation, but emphasis placed on literary, cultural, and artistic achievements, and on studies of the social structure of traditional Japanese society. Fall semester, alternate years.
367 Modern Japan (3)
A survey of Japan since Perry and the Meiji Restoration. Topics will include Meiji industrialization, foreign policy and Japanese imperialism, economic and social change, the rise of militarism, WWII, occupation, postwar economic growth, political and cultural change, and Japans role as an economic superpower. Spring semester, alternate years.
368 East Asia in Modern Times (3)
East Asia since the mid-19th century and the effects of the West; the Opium War, modernization, the Chinese Revolution of 1911, Japanese expansion, Pearl Harbor and Hiroshima, Mao Tse-tung and the Chinese Communists. Spring semester, alternate years.
370 The Middle East (3)
Background and setting of the modern Middle East; factors influencing Great Power strategy; Islam; rise and decline of the Ottoman Empire; imperialism and the breakup of the Ottoman Empire. On demand. Prerequisites: History 104, 105, or approval of instructor.
371 History of Subsaharan Africa to 1880 (3)
Geography and people of Africa; origin of traditional African societies; major Sudanic empires; Islamic impact on Africa; oral traditions; slave trade and its consequences; African artistic, musical, architectural, and religious traditions; Africa and the age of discovery; Swahili city states; African commerce and technology; major central and southern African political developments. Fall semester, alternate years. Formerly 211.
372 History of Subsaharan Africa, 1880-Present (3)
Partition of Africa; ideological underpinnings of imperialism; growth of colonial systems and the African reaction; colonial devolution and independence; apartheid; the European colonial legacy; response of traditional African social and political structures to technological modernity; nature of modern African cultural trends and developments. Spring semester, alternate years. Formerly 212.
375 Colonial Latin America (3)
Survey of colonial Latin America beginning with contact with Spain in the 16th century until the movements for Latin America Independence in the first quarter of the nineteenth-century. Fall semester, alternate years.
376 Latin America from Independence to the Present (3)
This course is designed as a survey of Latin American history from the movements for independence from Spain and Portugal beginning in the first quarter of the nineteenth century until the present. Specific topics will include the colonial heritage of Latin America, the roots of independence, the growth of nationhood, nineteenth- and twentieth-century economic development, caudillismo, and twentieth-century politics (particularly instances of dictatorship). Spring semester, alternate years.
385r National History (3)
A course dealing with a selected national history. On demand. Prerequisites: by special arrangement with the department head and instructor; specific prerequisites to be given when the topic is announced.
401 Senior Tutorial (3)
Directed readings, special study, and investigation. Primarily for senior majors in history and others interested in an intensive study of historical problems. Every semester.
411, 412 American Intellectual and Social History (3,3)
Survey and analysis of American assumptions, social attitudes, and institutions, and their effects on American life. First semester coverage extends to 1865. 411 fall/412 spring semester alternate years.
415, 416 Economic History of the United States (3,3)
First half from colonial period to 1873. Origins, development, and expansion of the American economy with emphasis on roles of government and business. Relationship between economic growth and social development designed to provide perspective on problems of modern society. 415 fall/416 spring semester alternate years. May be registered as Economics 415, 416.
417 The History of the Blues (3)
Origins of the blues in the U.S.; emphasis on historical antecedents and the social as well as economic conditions which shaped the nature and content of the music; patterns of musical migration; emphasis on various styles including Delta, Piedmont, Texas, Chicago, and West Coast Blues. Fall semester, alternate years.
419 The City in American History (3)
Role of the city in American history from colonial times to the present; emphasis on emergence of the 20th-century metropolis; city planning, problems of modern mass living, and other topics peculiar to urban history also considered. On demand.
422 European Womens History to 1800 (3)
A survey of the history of European women in the medieval and early modern eras. Topics covered will include pre-modern ideas about gender and women; womens role in and relationship to religion; womens work; womens position within the household; the effect of class, marital status, and urban vs. rural residence on women; the emergence of womens rights; and the effect of historical changes such as the Reformation and capitalism on the condition of women. Alternate years. May be registered as WSTU 422. Credit not allowed in both History and Womens Studies 422.
452 European Economic History (3)
The economic history of Europe from the fall of Rome to the end of the nineteenth century: economic developments from feudalism through industrialization, with emphasis on economic growth and social development. On demand. May be registered as Economics 452.
490 Internships in History (1-3)
Designed to provide practical experience with the materials and problems encountered by history professionals outside the traditional academic setting. Placements will be arranged on an individual basis. On demand. Prerequisites: junior standing, B average in history courses, and approval of instructor.
495r Departmental Honors (1-3 hours per term, 4 hours for the two terms)
Every semester. See Departmental Honors, page 39.
497r Research (1-3)
498r Individual Studies (1-3)
499r Group Studies (3)