itage 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 Womens Studies 422. Credit not allowed in both History 422 and Womens Studies 422.
423 African Americans in Popular Culture (3)
Presentation and inclusion of African Americans in mainstream (Anglo-American) popular culture from c1800 to present day. Emphasis on social purpose of racial stereotyping and its importance in transmitting attitudes and social values; and critical evaluation of progression of African Americans into mainstream culture. Fall semester, alternate years.
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. No credit in both History 452 and 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.
497r Research (1-3)
498r Individual Studies (1-3)
499r Group Studies (3)
Human Services Management
Professor Charles Nelson, Head
The Department of Interdisciplinary Studies coordinates a number of programs leading to baccalaureate degrees as well as several other non-degree programs. Because of their interdisciplinary nature, these programs draw upon the varied resources of a number of departments.
Degree program: Humanities (B.A.). A concentration in International Studies is also available. Non-degree program: University Studies.
Assistant Professor Bryan Hampton, Coordinator
The humanities generally comprise languages and literature, philosophy, religion, history, and the fine arts. With the approval of the Faculty Board for the Humanities, each major designs a program of study by selecting appropriate courses from those disciplines and from the humanities courses listed below.
1440 - Humanities (B.A.)
- General Education (see list of approved courses)
- Rhetoric and Composition: English 121, 122 (6 hours)
- Mathematics: One approved mathematics course (3 hours)
- Statistics: One approved statistics course (3 hours)
- Natural Sciences: Two approved natural science courses, at least one including a laboratory component (7-8 hours)
- Humanities and Fine Arts: Two approved humanities and fine arts courses, one from fine arts and one from either (6 hours)
- Cultures and Civilizations: Option A: Western Humanities I and II and Non-Western Cultures and Civilizations OR Option B: World Civilization I, II, III (9 hours total)
- Behavioral and Social Sciences: Two approved behavioral or social science courses in two different disciplines (6 hours)
- Foreign Language: Through second college year in one foreign language
- Completion of a minor with a minimum 2.0 grade point average.