Current Courses

 

A complete list of history courses with descriptions can be found here.

Courses with an *asterisk* also satisfy General Education requirements.

More information on the four-level curriculum structure can be found here.

 


Fall 2018

Courses by Level

Courses by Subject/Region

General Education Courses

 

Courses by Level

Introductory Courses

This course will introduce students to human achievements in Eurasia, Africa, and the Americas from the origins of civilization to about the year 1400. Rather than taking a strictly chronological approach to civilizations and cultures, it will emphasize emerging cultures, traditions, and religions both as expressions of their time and place and as meaningful in our modern world.

Satisfies the following General Education requirements:  Historical Understanding; Non-Western; and Thoughts, Values, and Beliefs

Multiple sections and instructors

This course will focus on the evolution of multiple, autonomous cultural centers within Africa, Eurasia, and the Americas prior to 1400 to an interconnected global system in the present. Topics covered include exploration, colonialism, responses to industrialization, the spread of the nation-state, the rise of modern science, the impact of a global economy, ethnicity and nationalism, migration, and mass culture.

Satisfies the following General Education Requirements:  Historical Understanding; Non-Western Cultures

Multiple sections and instructors

A survey of American History from the age of discovery to the present, with special attention to the peoples, ideas, and cultures that created the United States.

Satisfies the following General Education Requirement:  Historical Understanding

Multiple sections and instructors

A survey of American History from the age of discovery to the present, with special attention to the peoples, ideas, and cultures that created the United States.

Satisfies the following General Education Requirement:  Historical Understanding

Multiple sections and instructors


2000-Level Courses

Introduction to principles and practices of historical research and writing. Emphasizes research methods and techniques, analysis of source material, construction of historical arguments, and effective written presentation of material in multiple contexts.

Satisfies the following General Education Requirement:  Rhetoric & Writing/Composition II

Multiple sections and instructors

A study of the political, economic, social, and cultural development of the state from the days of the Indians to the present.

Satisfies the following General Education Requirement:  Historical Understanding

Instructor:  Kelli Nelson

This course covers the history of the medieval period from the transformation of the Roman era through the end of the fifteenth century. This class will focus on themes like religious growth and change, the development of medieval social structures and institutions, and cultural interactions between Europe and its neighbors.

Satisfied the following General Education Requirement:  Historical Understanding

Instructor:  Lindsay Doyle

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.” 

Satisfies the following General Education Requirement:  Historical Understanding

Instructor:  William Kuby


3000-Level Courses

This course provides a broad survey of the political, cultural, and social history of Ancient Rome from its founding to its transformation in the fifth century C.E. Topics covered include art, philosophy, and literature; the rise of bureaucratic government; the Roman economy; and life under the emperors. May be registered as CLAS 3120. Credit not allowed in both HIST 3120 and CLAS 3120.

Instructor:   Kira Robison

This course surveys the history of Russia with emphasis on the modern period. Topics covered include imperialism, absolutism, the Enlightenment, industrialization and its impact, as well as the revolutions and rise of Soviet Russia.

Instructor:  Boris Gorshkov

This course surveys the history of the modern civil rights movement by examining protests tactics, the impact of the Cold War, white mass resistance, and federal legislation; grassroots and charismatic leadership, white mass resistance, and the political, cultural, transnational legacies of the movement.

Instructor:  Susan Eckelmann Berghel

This course will examine the history of U.S. involvement in the Middle East and its relations with the countries of that region from 1789 through the present.

Instructor:  Annie Tracy Samuel

A course on interpreting European history.

Instructor:  Charles Perry

A course on interpreting world history

Instructor:  Carey McCormack

A course on interpreting world history.

Instructor:  Julia Cummiskey


4000-Level Courses

A seminar primarily intended for advanced majors in history or a related field. Focusing on specific topics in American, European, or World history, the course will help students master topics such as historiographical debate, analysis of historical evidence, and current historical methodologies.

Topic for Fall 2018:  History of Manners and Civility, 1500-1800.  Readings will explore the "civilizing" of manners and personality in the West and investigate how this process was related to 1) the formation of states, and 2) the development of capitalism.

Instructor:  James Guilfoyle

A course on sexuality in Chattanooga. 

Instructor:  William Kuby

A course on World War II memories in east Asia.

Instructor:  Fang Yu Hu

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.

Faculty Supervisor:  Michael Thompson

Requires University Honors approval. Department may have additional prerequisite requirements. Student must submit an Individual Studies/Research Contract to the Records Office at the time of registration. 

Faculty Supervisor:  Susan Eckelmann Berghel


Courses by Subject/Region

U.S. History Courses

A survey of American History from the age of discovery to the present, with special attention to the peoples, ideas, and cultures that created the United States.

Satisfies the following General Education Requirement:  Historical Understanding

Multiple sections and instructors

A survey of American History from the age of discovery to the present, with special attention to the peoples, ideas, and cultures that created the United States.

Satisfies the following General Education Requirement:  Historical Understanding

Multiple sections and instructors

A study of the political, economic, social, and cultural development of the state from the days of the Indians to the present.

Satisfies the following General Education Requirement:  Historical Understanding 

Instructor:  Kelli Nelson

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.” 

Satisfies the following General Education Requirement:  Historical Understanding

Instructor:  William Kuby

This course surveys the history of the modern civil rights movement by examining protests tactics, the impact of the Cold War, white mass resistance, and federal legislation; grassroots and charismatic leadership, white mass resistance, and the political, cultural, transnational legacies of the movement.

Instructor:  Susan Eckelmann Berghel

This course will examine the history of U.S. involvement in the Middle East and its relations with the countries of that region from 1789 through the present.

Instructor:  Annie Tracy Samuel

A course on sexuality in Chattanooga. 

Instructor:  William Kuby


European History Courses

This course covers the history of the medieval period from the transformation of the Roman era through the end of the fifteenth century. This class will focus on themes like religious growth and change, the development of medieval social structures and institutions, and cultural interactions between Europe and its neighbors.

Satisfied the following General Education Requirement:  Historical Understanding

Instructor:  Lindsay Doyle

This course provides a broad survey of the political, cultural, and social history of Ancient Rome from its founding to its transformation in the fifth century C.E. Topics covered include art, philosophy, and literature; the rise of bureaucratic government; the Roman economy; and life under the emperors. May be registered as CLAS 3120. Credit not allowed in both HIST 3120 and CLAS 3120.

Instructor:   Kira Robison

This course surveys the history of Russia with emphasis on the modern period. Topics covered include imperialism, absolutism, the Enlightenment, industrialization and its impact, as well as the revolutions and rise of Soviet Russia.

Instructor:  Boris Gorshkov

A course on interpreting European history.

Instructor:  Charles Perry

 

World History Courses

This course will introduce students to human achievements in Eurasia, Africa, and the Americas from the origins of civilization to about the year 1400. Rather than taking a strictly chronological approach to civilizations and cultures, it will emphasize emerging cultures, traditions, and religions both as expressions of their time and place and as meaningful in our modern world.

Satisfies the following General Education requirements:  Historical Understanding; Non-Western; and Thoughts, Values, and Beliefs

Multiple sections and instructors

This course will focus on the evolution of multiple, autonomous cultural centers within Africa, Eurasia, and the Americas prior to 1400 to an interconnected global system in the present. Topics covered include exploration, colonialism, responses to industrialization, the spread of the nation-state, the rise of modern science, the impact of a global economy, ethnicity and nationalism, migration, and mass culture.

Satisfies the following General Education Requirements:  Historical Understanding; Non-Western Cultures

Multiple sections and instructors

This course will examine the history of U.S. involvement in the Middle East and its relations with the countries of that region from 1789 through the present.

Instructor:  Annie Tracy Samuel

A course on interpreting world history.

Instructor:  Carey McCormack

A course on interpreting world history.

Instructor:  Julia Cummiskey

A course on World War II memories in east Asia.

Instructor:  Fang Yu Hu

 

Core & Departmental Courses

Introduction to principles and practices of historical research and writing. Emphasizes research methods and techniques, analysis of source material, construction of historical arguments, and effective written presentation of material in multiple contexts.

Satisfies the following General Education Requirement:  Rhetoric & Writing/Composition II

Multiple sections and instructors

A seminar primarily intended for advanced majors in history or a related field. Focusing on specific topics in American, European, or World history, the course will help students master topics such as historiographical debate, analysis of historical evidence, and current historical methodologies.

Topic for Fall 2018:  History of Manners and Civility, 1500-1800.  Readings will explore the "civilizing" of manners and personality in the West and investigate how this process was related to 1) the formation of states, and 2) the development of capitalism.

Instructor:  James Guilfoyle

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.

Faculty Supervisor:  Michael Thompson

Requires University Honors approval. Department may have additional prerequisite requirements. Student must submit an Individual Studies/Research Contract to the Records Office at the time of registration.

Faculty Supervisor:  Susan Eckelmann Berghel

 

General Education Courses

This course will introduce students to human achievements in Eurasia, Africa, and the Americas from the origins of civilization to about the year 1400. Rather than taking a strictly chronological approach to civilizations and cultures, it will emphasize emerging cultures, traditions, and religions both as expressions of their time and place and as meaningful in our modern world.

Satisfies the following General Education requirements:  Historical Understanding; Non-Western; and Thoughts, Values, and Beliefs

Multiple sections and instructors

This course will focus on the evolution of multiple, autonomous cultural centers within Africa, Eurasia, and the Americas prior to 1400 to an interconnected global system in the present. Topics covered include exploration, colonialism, responses to industrialization, the spread of the nation-state, the rise of modern science, the impact of a global economy, ethnicity and nationalism, migration, and mass culture.

Satisfies the following General Education Requirements:  Historical Understanding; Non-Western Cultures

Multiple sections and instructors

A survey of American History from the age of discovery to the present, with special attention to the peoples, ideas, and cultures that created the United States.

Satisfies the following General Education Requirement:  Historical Understanding

Multiple sections and instructors

A survey of American History from the age of discovery to the present, with special attention to the peoples, ideas, and cultures that created the United States.

Satisfies the following General Education Requirement:  Historical Understanding

Multiple sections and instructors

Introduction to principles and practices of historical research and writing. Emphasizes research methods and techniques, analysis of source material, construction of historical arguments, and effective written presentation of material in multiple contexts.

Satisfies the following General Education Requirement:  Rhetoric & Writing/Composition II

Multiple sections and instructors

This course covers the history of the medieval period from the transformation of the Roman era through the end of the fifteenth century. This class will focus on themes like religious growth and change, the development of medieval social structures and institutions, and cultural interactions between Europe and its neighbors.

Satisfied the following General Education Requirement:  Historical Understanding

Instructor:  Lindsay Doyle

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.” 

Satisfies the following General Education Requirement:  Historical Understanding

Instructor:  William Kuby