2020-21 Academic Catalog
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History Courses (HIST)

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HIST 1010 (960:010). Introduction to the Study of History — 3 hrs.

Introduction to nature and use of history, to historiography, and to basic methods of historical research. Required of all History majors and must be taken immediately after major is declared. Prerequisite(s): Declared History majors, Public History minors, Social Science majors, and Interactive Digital Studies Digital History Bundle students. Corequisite(s): HIST 1011 (960:011) required for History majors only. (Fall and Spring)

HIST 1011 (960:011). Field Experience: Public History — 1 hr.

Students spend 15 hours working on a public history project in a local institution. This seminar provides opportunities for orientation, discussion, and introduction to professions related to the major. Prerequisite(s): declared History majors only. Corequisite(s): HIST 1010 (960:010). (Fall and Spring)

HIST 1023. History of the United States — 3 hrs.

Study of key individuals and major political, economic, social, and cultural events that have shaped U.S. history. This is a Liberal Arts Core course and will NOT fulfill History major requirements. (United States History course) (Variable)

HIST 1110. United States History to 1877 — 3 hrs.

Events, factors, and personalities which shaped social, economic, and political development of the United States from settlement to end of Reconstruction. (United States History course) (Fall and Spring)

HIST 1120. United States History since 1877 — 3 hrs.

End of Reconstruction period to present, including economic, diplomatic, intellectual, political, and social factors. (United States History course) (Fall and Spring)

HIST 3000 (960:192). Junior-Senior Seminar — 3 hrs.

May be repeated on different topics. Prerequisite(s): for History majors: HIST 1010 (960:010); junior standing. For non-History majors: consent of instructor. (Fall and Spring)

HIST 3010 (960:189). Readings in History — 1-3 hrs.

Student will choose one of the following areas: (1) Ancient; (2) Medieval; (3) English; (4) French; (5) German; (6) Russian; (7) United States; (8) Latin American; or (9) Asian (India, China, and Japan). Prerequisite(s): consent of department head; for the field of U.S. History, 9 semester hours in U.S. History; for each of the other fields, 9 hours in history other than U.S., which must include 3 hours related to the particular field to be studied. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

HIST 4003/5003. Collections Care and Management — 3 hrs.

This course will present topics in museums collections management ranging from object/artifact handling, storage, loaning and conservation to museum ethics, acquisitions, policy-making and research to donors, fundraising, marketing, and education. In addition, the course will cover discussions of what constitutes a museum and why museums collect. Museum professionals from both the UNI Museum and UNI Gallery of Art will present all topics, and classes will include an experiential component that will allow students a more personal involvement with historical artifacts and art objects. Students will be given the opportunity to work with a variety of museum professionals and will engage in real-world museum concerns. Prerequisite(s): junior standing.[Same as ARTHIST 4003/5003] (Fall)

HIST 4010/5010 (960:106g). Introduction to Public History — 3 hrs.

Exploration of the critical methodologies and practices of historians working in non-academic settings. Examination of the various issues that historians confront in working with public audiences and instruction in the skills required to pursue a career in public history. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Fall)

HIST 4020/5020 (960:125g). Introduction to Museum Studies — 3 hrs.

Exploration of history, public mission, working environment, and ethical issues of museums. Discussion of practical skills and theoretical issues of museum studies, exposing students to broad range of museum types and career opportunities. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Same as ANTH 3440/5440 (990:125g)) (Even Springs)

HIST 4030/5030 (960:132g). Internship in Historical Studies — 1-3 hrs.

Study and experience in public history settings. Coursework, either individual or collaborative, defined by instructor and/or site supervisor in conjunction with students. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours of undergraduate credit and a maximum of 6 hours of graduate credit. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Fall and Spring)

HIST 4110/5110. American Colonial History — 3 hrs.

17th- and 18th-century America; development of colonial societies in the New World and American Revolution era. (United States History course) Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Fall)

HIST 4130/5130. The Early Republic, 1785-1850 — 3 hrs.

Political, economic, and social development of United States in years between American Revolution and end of Jacksonian era. (United States History course) Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Variable)

HIST 4140/5140. Civil War and Reconstruction — 3 hrs.

Causes of the Civil War, nature of the conflict, and short- and long-range consequences of the war. (United States History course) Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Fall)

HIST 4150/5150. Foundations of Modern America: The United States, 1877-1929 — 3 hrs.

Description and analysis of dramatic social, cultural, economic, and political changes occurring in the U.S. between the close of Reconstruction and the beginning of the Great Depression. (United States History course) Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Even Falls)

HIST 4160/5160. U.S. History from 1929 to 1960 — 3 hrs.

U.S. history from the Great Crash through the Eisenhower Era, emphasizing the Great Depression and New Deal of 1930s, World War II at home and abroad in the 1940s, and postwar issues including the Cold War and economic prosperity. (United States History course) Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Fall)

HIST 4170/5170. U.S. Environmental History — 3 hrs.

Exploration of various concepts of nature within the contexts of U.S. History. Treats the history of nature as a thing in itself, as something that has acted on Americans and that Americans have acted upon. Also explores nature as an idea that has changed over time. (United States History course) Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Variable)

HIST 4175/5175. History on Film — 3 hrs.

History on Film explores the ways past events, peoples, and eras have been represented in movies. One of the course goals is to break down assumed and largely false boundaries between academic and popular history. Rather than simply debunk movies, the approach is to assess them in terms of the standards of professional history, to think about how these standards might make films better but also how the popularity of film might improve the practice of history. (United States History course) Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Spring)

HIST 4180/5180. Recent United States History — 3 hrs.

History of the American people since 1960 with emphasis on domestic affairs. (United States History course) Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Spring)

HIST 4190/5190. The American Revolution and Its War — 3 hrs.

The political, military, and social history from 1765 to 1787 of the North American British colonies that became the United States. (United States History course) Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Even Falls)

HIST 4198 (960:198). Independent Study.

(Fall, Spring, Summer)

HIST 4200/5200. History of Iowa — 3 hrs.

Social, political, and economic developments in Iowa from prehistoric times to present. (United States History course) Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Spring)

HIST 4210/5210. The South in United States History — 3 hrs.

Traces the southern experience from colonization and settlement through the Civil War, Reconstruction, and late 19th- and 20th-century racial and political adjustments. Emphasis on post-Reconstruction period and role of blacks in shaping southern society. (United States History course) Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Odd Springs)

HIST 4220/5220. History of the American West — 3 hrs.

Explores the history of the American West from its conception as a region in the early 19th century to its current configuration. Emphasis is placed on the American West as both a distinctive physical place and a process of settlement. (United States History course) Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Fall)

HIST 4230/5230. History of Technology in America — 3 hrs.

Examination of the nature, impact, and consequences of American technology - both at work and at home, in the city and in the country. (United States History course) Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Even Springs)

HIST 4235/5235. Popular Culture in the United States — 3 hrs.

Exploration of relationships between expressions of popular culture and the development of American values, political ideologies, and unconscious yearnings. Includes popular music, celebrities, literature, art, design, film, and various forms of mass media. (United States History course) Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Spring)

HIST 4240/5240. History of American Thought — 3 hrs.

Historical examination of principal idea-systems which shaped the intellectual profile of American civilization. (United States History course) Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Odd Springs)

HIST 4245/5245. African-American History — 3 hrs.

History of black Americans from African background into 1980s, with emphasis on period since end of slavery. (United States History course) Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Fall)

HIST 4250/5250. Religion in America — 3 hrs.

Investigation of religious movements and beliefs from colonial times to present, with attention to religion and the U.S. Constitution. (United States History course) Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Same as RELS 4230/5230 (640:117g)) (Fall)

HIST 4255/5255. The City in United States History — 3 hrs.

Introduction to urban history; functions, shapes, and dynamics of the city in the American experience from 17th century to present with emphasis on metropolis of the past half century. (United States History course) Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Odd Springs)

HIST 4260/5260. United States Women's History — 3 hrs.

Survey of social, cultural, and economic roles of women in the United States from founding to present, with some comparative analysis of women's roles in other areas of the world. (United States History course) Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Fall)

HIST 4265/5265. Society and Culture in the United States — 3 hrs.

Description and analysis of the development of and changes in community, family, social stratification, nature of reform, morality, uses of leisure time, and attitudes toward science and religion in 19th and 20th centuries. (United States History course) Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Odd Falls)

HIST 4270/5270. American Indian History — 3 hrs.

Survey of the North American Indian experience over four centuries, with emphasis on the 19th and 20th centuries. Focus on Native response to European colonialism, removal, allotment, termination, revitalization, urbanization, Red Power, and pan-Indian movements. (United States History course) Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Spring)

HIST 4275/5275. United States Constitutional History — 3 hrs.

Relates individual rights, political-socioeconomic issues, and rivalry among the Presidency-Congress-Supreme Court to development of U.S. Constitution. (United States History course) Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Fall)

HIST 4310/5310. History of Ancient Greece — 3 hrs.

Archaeology of the Aegean and the Minoan-Mycenaean civilization; Homeric period, classical civilization of Greece to Alexander the Great, and the Hellenistic Age; advent of the Romans. (Europe to ca. 1700 course) Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Odd Falls)

HIST 4320/5320. History of Ancient Rome — 3 hrs.

Roman Republic, expansion of Roman rule, Roman Empire, decline and fall of the empire in 5th century A.D. Comparison of the Romans as people with modern Americans. (Europe to ca. 1700 course) Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Even Springs)

HIST 4330/5330. Greek and Roman Life and Culture — 3 hrs.

Cultural survey of the Greco-Roman world from the eighth century B.C. to the fifth century A.D. Subject matter includes elite culture, such as literature, philosophy, and religion, as well as aspects of everyday life, such as clothing, food and drink, and entertainment. (Europe to ca. 1700 course) Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Even Falls)

HIST 4340/5340. Medieval Civilization — 3 hrs.

Social, economic, political, and cultural features seen as foundations of the modern period. From Fall of Rome to 15th century. (Europe to ca. 1700 course) Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Even Springs)

HIST 4350/5350. The Renaissance and Reformation — 3 hrs.

Intellectual, artistic, economic, and political developments of the Italian and Northern Renaissance, culminating in an examination of the 16th-century Reformation. (Europe to ca. 1700 course) Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Variable)

HIST 4360/5360. Age of Absolutism and the Enlightenment — 3 hrs.

History of emerging nations of Europe with emphasis on Age of Absolutism, Louis XIV, and the Enlightenment. (Europe to ca. 1700 course) Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Odd Falls)

HIST 4420/5420. History of Ireland — 3 hrs.

Survey of Irish history from the age of conquests (Celtic, Viking, Anglo-Norman, and English) to the present with an emphasis on the development of political and cultural nationalism in the nineteenth century. (Europe to ca. 1700 course) Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Fall)

HIST 4440/5440. English History to 1688 — 3 hrs.

England and the British Isles: Celtic and Roman times, England in the Middle Ages, Tudor-Stuart dynasties, the Glorious Revolution of 1688; England's beginnings as a great power and her relations with the rest of Europe. (Europe to ca. 1700 course) Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Odd Falls)

HIST 4460/5460. History of Germany to 1648 — 3 hrs.

Unified German Empire and political, social, and religious forces which undermined it from Middle Ages to end of Thirty Years War. (Europe to ca. 1700 course) Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Even Falls)

HIST 4480/5480. The Ancient Near East — 3 hrs.

The artistic, literary, political, religious, and social accomplishments of Near Eastern people of ancient times. (Europe to ca. 1700 course) Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Odd Springs)

HIST 4510/5510. Europe from the French Revolution to World War I — 3 hrs.

Emphasis on political unification, the economic, intellectual, and social impact of advances in science and technology, and the decline of the European concert leading to war in 1914. (Europe since ca. 1700 course) Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Variable)

HIST 4520/5520. Europe from World War I to the Present — 3 hrs.

Study of impact of World War I, rise of Communism and Fascism, impact of World War II, and European Renaissance since 1945. (Europe since ca. 1700 course) Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Variable)

HIST 4556/5556. History of Outdoor Recreation — 3 hrs.

Explores the history of outdoor recreation in the United States and its role in defining American identity by tracing its global roots, its production and management from the local to the federal level, and by examining controversies surrounding various recreational forms. (United States History course) Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Same as RTNL 4556/5556) (Fall)

HIST 4610/5610. English History since 1688 — 3 hrs.

The political, social, and cultural history of England with emphasis on its evolution as a constitutional monarchy, industrial power, and global empire. (Europe since ca. 1700 course) Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Odd Springs)

HIST 4620/5620. History of Modern France — 3 hrs.

Survey of cultural, economic, and political history of France from the 19th century to the present. (Europe since ca. 1700 course) Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Even Springs)

HIST 4630/5630. History of Germany Since 1648 — 3 hrs.

Political, social, economic, and cultural developments of Germany since the Peace of Westphalia, with emphasis on 19th and 20th centuries. (Europe since ca. 1700 course) Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Variable)

HIST 4640/5640. Modern Mediterranean Europe: History and Culture — 3 hrs.

Exploration of the rich and vibrant histories, cultures, and societies of Spain, Italy, and Greece from the late eighteenth century to the early twenty-first century. (Europe since ca. 1700 course) Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Variable)

HIST 4650/5650. Modern Central and Eastern Europe — 3 hrs.

History of Central and Eastern Europe from the 18th to early 21st century in a country-specific, regional, and comparative perspective. Employs a social history approach to examine the long-term development of societies, nations, and states in the region. (Europe since ca. 1700 course) Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Variable)

HIST 4660/5660. History of Imperial Russia — 3 hrs.

Political, social, economic, and cultural aspects of Russia with emphasis on 19th century. (Europe since ca. 1700 course) Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Even Falls)

HIST 4670/5670. History of Soviet Russia — 3 hrs.

Political, social, economic, and cultural developments of Russia in 20th century, emphasis on ideology. (Europe since ca. 1700 course) Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Even Springs)

HIST 4675/5675. Great Power Diplomacy from the Congress of Vienna to the Present — 3 hrs.

International diplomacy from 1815 with emphasis on 20th century. (Europe since ca. 1700 course) Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Even Falls)

HIST 4680/5680. Military History from Napoleon to the Present — 3 hrs.

Study of causes and conduct of war and impact of war on society, with emphasis on 20th century. (Europe since ca. 1700 course) Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Spring)

HIST 4690/5690. Modern European Women's History — 3 hrs.

Examination of the political, social, intellectual, and economic history of women and gender relations in Europe from the Enlightenment to the present. Attention to women's rights movements and the social construction of gender. (Europe since ca. 1700 course) Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Spring)

HIST 4720/5720. Modern Latin American History — 3 hrs.

Modern development of Latin American states and their relations to the United States. (Non-western History course) Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Spring)

HIST 4730/5730. Pre-Modern African History — 3 hrs.

Cultural and historical developments in Africa from earliest times to ca. 1800. (Non-western History course) Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Fall)

HIST 4740/5740. Modern African History — 3 hrs.

Survey of sub-Saharan Africa including economic and social development, emergence of modern nationalist movements, and character of the European contact and its interaction with traditional African politics, from the 19th century to the present. (Non-western History course) Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Variable)

HIST 4820/5820. Modern Middle East History — 3 hrs.

Middle East history from 1789 to present including Islamic roots, the rise of nationalism in various states, Arab attempts at unity, and the Arab-Israeli conflict. (Non-western History course) Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Variable)

HIST 4830/5830. Pre-Modern South Asia — 3 hrs.

Culture and institutions within the Indian subcontinent from antiquity through Hindu and Islamic periods. (Non-western History course) Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Fall)

HIST 4840/5840. Modern South Asia — 3 hrs.

Influence of the West on cultures and institutions within the Indian subcontinent; response to changing conditions in the Anglo-Indian Empire; rise of movements leading to establishment of India and Pakistan. (Non-western History course) Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Spring)

HIST 4850/5850. Pre-Modern Chinese History — 3 hrs.

Cultural and institutional developments in China from earliest times to ca. 1800 A.D. (Non-western History course) Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Fall)

HIST 4860/5860. Modern Chinese History — 3 hrs.

Political, social, economic, and intellectual developments in China with special emphasis on period from the Revolution of 1911 to present. (Non-western History course) Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Spring)

HIST 4870/5870. Pre-Modern Japan — 3 hrs.

Prehistory until early modern period (about 1800). Overview of Japan's roots: surveys the early Japanese state, and analyzes the processes of decentralization and reunification. (Non-western History course) Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Fall)

HIST 4880/5880. Modern Japan — 3 hrs.

Description of first non-Western nation to become a modern economic superpower. Traces development in political, social, economic, and cultural aspects from 1800 to present. (Non-western History course) Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Spring)

HIST 6020 (960:225). History and U.S. Public Policy — 3 hrs.

Use of history in policymaking; historical development of public policy in a specific area. (Spring)

HIST 6030 (960:280). Seminar - Topics in U.S. History — 3 hrs.

Seminar on major schools of interpretation in a specific topic in U.S. History. May be repeated. (Variable)

HIST 6050 (960:290). Historical Methods — 3 hrs.

Investigation of problems confronting the historian and analysis of methods and techniques employed. (Fall)

HIST 6285 (960:285). Individual Readings — 1-3 hrs.

May be repeated. Prerequisite(s): consent of department head. (Fall and Spring)

HIST 6288. Seminar - Topics in World History — 3 hrs.

Seminar on major schools of interpretation of the history of areas beyond the United States. Seminar will focus on a specific region or have a transnational focus. May be repeated. (Variable)

HIST 6289 (960:289). Seminar in United States Historiography — 3 hrs.

Seminar on major schools of interpretation of the American past, and specific examination of historiographical development of selected topics in American history. (Spring)

HIST 6297 (960:297). Practicum — 1-4 hrs.

May be repeated. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

HIST 6299 (960:299). Research — 3-6 hrs.

Thesis research and preparation. May be repeated for maximum of 6 hours on the Thesis option. Prerequisite(s): consent of department. (Fall, Spring, Summer)