Courses and Syllabi

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History Spring 2020

Undergraduate

100-Level Courses in HIST

HIST 100: History of Western Civilization (3 Credits)

History of Western civilization from ancient Mediterranean origins through medieval and modern development of Europe to contemporary world. Notes: Students who take HIST 100 may not receive credit for HIST 101 or HIST 102. Equivalent to HIST 101, HIST 102.
Mason Core: Western Civilization
Schedule Type: Lecture, Recitation
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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HIST 121: Formation of the American Republic (3 Credits)

Social, political, economic, and intellectual growth of American institutions from colonization through Reconstruction. Notes: Students may not receive credit for HIST 121 if they have taken HIST 120. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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2 Sections Currently Scheduled

  • - 002 — Ted McCord — 01:30 PM to 04:10 PM W — East Building 201
  • - 001 — Ted McCord — 12:00 PM to 01:15 PM TR — Krug Hall 210

HIST 122: Development of Modern America (3 Credits)

History of the United States since 1877. Notes: Students may not receive credit for HIST 122 if they have taken HIST 120. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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2 Sections Currently Scheduled

  • - 002 — Ted McCord — 03:00 PM to 04:15 PM TR — Planetary Hall (formerly Science & Tech I) 224
  • - 001 — Ted McCord — 09:00 AM to 10:15 AM TR — Enterprise Hall 276

HIST 125: Introduction to World History (3 Credits)

Analytical approach to world history overview that surveys major features of principal existing civilizations of world, as originally formed and as altered by key global processes including forces of modernity. Limited to three attempts.
Mason Core: Western Civilization
Schedule Type: Lecture, Recitation
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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200-Level Courses in HIST

HIST 252: Survey of East Asian History (3 Credits)

Surveys history of China and Japan from early modern times (ca. 1600) to present. Limited to three attempts.
Mason Core: Global Understanding
Specialized Designation: Non-Western Culture
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

HIST 261: Survey of African History (3 Credits)

Focuses on the sub-Saharan region and examines evolving systems of kinship power, spirituality, and slavery. Explores the interactions between Africans and global influences from the religions of the book and colonialism to the politics of development and continuities and changes in production. HIST 261 surveys African history from the earliest times to 1800. HIST 262 surveys African history from 1800 to the present. Limited to three attempts.
Mason Core: Global Understanding
Specialized Designation: Non-Western Culture
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • - 001 — Jane Hooper — 03:00 PM to 04:15 PM TR — Nguyen Engineering Building 1103

HIST 272: Survey of Latin American History (3 Credits)

Surveys development of independent Latin America since 1825. Emphasizes interactions of United States, Latin America. Limited to three attempts.
Mason Core: Global Understanding
Specialized Designation: Non-Western Culture
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

HIST 282: Survey of Middle Eastern Civilization (3 Credits)

Survey of Middle Eastern history from rise of Islam to present, emphasizing processes that led to emergence of economic, cultural, social, and political institutions that characterize region today. Surveys medieval period to present. Limited to three attempts.
Mason Core: Global Understanding
Specialized Designation: Non-Western Culture
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

300-Level Courses in HIST

HIST 300: Introduction to Historical Method (3 Credits)

Introduces research skills and methods, as well as historical interpretation, culminating in written and oral presentations. Notes: Topics vary according to instructor. History majors strongly urged to take HIST 300 as soon as possible after reaching 30 credits. Grade of C or better is required to graduate with BA in history. Students may repeat HIST 300 only with permission from the Department of History and Art History and repetitions are limited. Limited to three attempts.
Mason Core: Synthesis
Specialized Designation: Scholarly Inquiry., Writing Intensive in Major
Recommended Prerequisite: History majors with 30 credits or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in History.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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3 Sections Currently Scheduled

HIST 302: Classical Rome (3 Credits)

Political, social, economic, and cultural history of classical Rome from founding of the city through fall of Roman republic. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • - 001 — Scott Lawin Arcenas — 09:00 AM to 10:15 AM MW — East Building 122

HIST 306: The Reformation (3 Credits)

Late medieval ecclesiastical conditions and reform movements, late scholasticism, Protestant Reformation, Catholic Reformation, dynastic rivalries, and religious wars. Concludes with Peace of Westphalia. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • - 001 — Robert A Pierce — 01:30 PM to 02:45 PM TR — Planetary Hall (formerly Science & Tech I) 224

HIST 329: Modern Russia and the Soviet Union (3 Credits)

Russia and the Soviet Union from the early 20th century to the present. Focuses on the Russian Revolution and the political, social, cultural, and economic developments of the Soviet and post-Soviet eras. Limited to three attempts.
Mason Core: Global Understanding
Specialized Designation: Non-Western Culture
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

HIST 339: History of Baseball (3 Credits)

Examines development of baseball in U.S. context of labor, intellectual, economic and political events including racial segregation. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

HIST 340: Basketball and the American Experience (3 Credits)

Explores history of basketball in the United States since the late 1800s. Examines how basketball reflects and informs attitudes toward race, ethnicity, gender, and national identity. Possible topics include YMCA movement, Jews in basketball, racial segregation, growth of college basketball, international politics, evolution of black aesthetic, ABA-NBA merger, women's basketball, Magic Johnson-Larry Bird rivalry, Michael Jordan, and basketball's professionalization, commercialization, and globalization. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • - 001 — Christopher C Elzey — 01:30 PM to 02:45 PM MW — Krug Hall 210

HIST 358: Post-1949 China (3 Credits)

Puts People's Republic of CHINA (PRC) into historical context by assessing legacies of China's socialist revolution (1949-1976) and post-socialist reforms (1978-present). Explores revolutionary heritage of the Chinese Communist Party, goals and agendas of china's socialist state, ideologies and policies shaping urban and rural development, individual agency and responses to revolutionary mass mobilization and market reforms. Limited to three attempts.
Mason Core: Global Understanding
Specialized Designation: Non-Western Culture
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

HIST 377: The Vietnam War (3 Credits)

Covers the causes, major events, and legacies of America's Vietnam War, including an introduction to Vietnamese history and culture, American decisions for war, strategy and major military engagements, diplomacy and peace talks, and the aftermath of the conflict in Vietnam and United States. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • - 001 — Meredith H. Lair — 03:00 PM to 04:15 PM TR — Robinson Hall B228

HIST 378: History of Aviation (3 Credits)

Examines history of aviation from origins to the present in the context of culture, economics, politics, society, technology and war. Addresses such topics as the emergence of aerospace engineering as a profession, the evolution of aerospace technology and growth of the industry, military aviation, the Space Race, and aviation art, literature, music and film. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • - 001 — 07:20 PM to 10:00 PM W — East Building 201

HIST 384: Global History of Christianity (3 Credits)

Exlpores the history of Christianity around the world in the context of political and social structures as well as religious beliefs and practices. Limited to three attempts.
Mason Core: Global Understanding
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • - 001 — John Turner — 10:30 AM to 11:45 AM TR — Art & Design Building L008

HIST 385: Humanities College to Career (1 credit. Credits)

Focuses on career choices and effective self-presentation for soon-to-be graduating students with majors in the humanities. Explores how skills typically learned in humanities majors can be leveraged for a successful transition to post-graduation employment. Equivalent to ENGH 303, FRLN 309, PHIL 393, UNIV 420.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • - 001 — Lisa Koch — 03:00 PM to 04:15 PM M — Music Theater Building (formerly Fine Arts Building) 1008

HIST 387: Topics in Global History (3-6 Credits)

Study of historical topics or periods of special interest in global, Latin American, African, Asian, or Middle Eastern history. Notes: Topics announced in advance. May be repeated for credit when topic is different. May be repeated within the term.
Mason Core: Global Understanding
Specialized Designation: Non-Western Culture
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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8 Sections Currently Scheduled »

HIST 388: Topics in European History (3 Credits)

Study of historical topics or periods of special interest. Notes: Topics announced in advance. May be repeated for credit when topic is different. May be repeated within the term.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

HIST 389: Topics in US. History. (3 Credits)

Study of historical topics or periods of special interest. Notes: Topics announced in advance. May be repeated for credit when topic is different. May be repeated within the term.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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HIST 390: The Digital Past (3 Credits)

Teaches the fundamentals of information technology within the context of a history course. Students learn fundamentals and skills as well as how our society became so enamored of and dependent on these knowledge and information tools. Understanding a new technology requires understanding how new technologies transform the societies that embrace them. Emphasizes the use of free and open-source software whenever possible. Limited to three attempts.
Mason Core: Info Tech (complete)
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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HIST 394: Globalization and History (3 Credits)

Explores major events in the making of the modern world from a global perspective, with emphasis on interconnections and the historical development of power, authority, and governance. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • - 001 — Jane Hooper — 12:00 PM to 01:15 PM TR — Planetary Hall (formerly Science & Tech I) 206

HIST 395: Topics in Digital History (3 Credits)

Introduces students to issues and methods in digital history through study of a particular topic May be repeated within the term for a maximum 15 credits.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

HIST 396: Introduction to Public History (3 Credits)

Explores the role of historical memory in shaping public perceptions of the past, with emphasis on museums , monuments, and other public and popular culture expressions of historical information and themes. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • - 001 — C Joseph Genetin-Pilawa — 10:30 AM to 11:45 AM TR — Music Theater Building (formerly Fine Arts Building) 1007

HIST 397: Topics in Public History (3 Credits)

Introduces students to issues and methods in preserving history and presenting historical information to a variety of audiences through museum exhibits, websites, public commemorations, and other means. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 9 credits.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • - 001: Mason's Legacies — George Oberle — 04:30 PM to 07:10 PM M — Music Theater Building (formerly Fine Arts Building) 1008

HIST 399: Internship (1-9 Credits)

Approved work-study programs in cooperation with specific organizations including area museums; archives; historic sites; and local, state, and federal agencies. Notes: Credit determined by department. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 9 credits.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in History.

Schedule Type: Internship
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • - 001 — Suzanne E. Smith

400-Level Courses in HIST

HIST 403: Revolutionary Era in American History, 1763-1812 (3 Credits)

Study of formative years of new republic from Treaty of Paris of 1783 to election of 1820. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: 6 hours of HIST or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

HIST 499: RS: Senior Seminar in History (3 Credits)

Research on specialized historical topic culminating in seminar paper and oral presentation. Synthesis course; students expected to integrate knowledge and skills acquired in Mason Core courses. Notes: Subject determined by instructor. Student may present no more than 3 credits for graduation credit. Must receive passing grade to graduate with BA in history. Limited to three attempts.
Mason Core: Synthesis
Specialized Designation: Research/Scholarship Intensive, Writing Intensive in Major
Recommended Prerequisite: History majors with 90 credits
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: (HIST 300C) and (ENGH 302C, ENGL 302C, HNRS 110C or 210C).
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in History.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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3 Sections Currently Scheduled

Topics in HIST

HIST 387: Topics in Global History (3-6 Credits)

Study of historical topics or periods of special interest in global, Latin American, African, Asian, or Middle Eastern history. Notes: Topics announced in advance. May be repeated for credit when topic is different. May be repeated within the term.
Mason Core: Global Understanding
Specialized Designation: Non-Western Culture
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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8 Sections Currently Scheduled »

HIST 388: Topics in European History (3 Credits)

Study of historical topics or periods of special interest. Notes: Topics announced in advance. May be repeated for credit when topic is different. May be repeated within the term.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

HIST 389: Topics in US. History. (3 Credits)

Study of historical topics or periods of special interest. Notes: Topics announced in advance. May be repeated for credit when topic is different. May be repeated within the term.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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4 Sections Currently Scheduled »

Graduate

500-Level Courses in HIST

HIST 510: Approaches to Modern World History (3 Credits)

Introduces historical study of world beyond Europe and United States. Students read major theoretical works and case studies of particular regions. Examines imperialism, national identity, and various forms of popular resistance; familiarizes students with range of scholarly approaches, including world systems theory and subaltern studies. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to graduate program in history.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • - 001 — Peter N. Stearns — 04:30 PM to 07:10 PM T — East Building 134

HIST 535: Problems in Comparative World History (3 Credits)

Investigates selected problems in global and comparative history, covering multiple countries or world regions. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different. May be repeated within the term.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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3 Sections Currently Scheduled

600-Level Courses in HIST

HIST 610: The Study and Writing of History (3 Credits)

Methodology of the historian including techniques of research, use of documentation and other sources, development of bibliography, and synthesis of material. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

HIST 615: Problems in American History (1-6 Credits)

Readings and discussion of bibliographies, interpretations, and research trends in topics selected by instructor. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different. May be repeated within the term.
Specialized Designation: Green Leaf Related Course
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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HIST 618: The Age of Jackson, 1815-1854 (3 Credits)

Survey of social, cultural, intellectual, economic, and political changes in United States during period of rapid growth and expansion. Topics include second-party system; growth of sectionalism, nationalism, and expansionism; industrialization and spread of market economy; rise of romantic reform and evangelical religion; and growth of abolitionist and proslavery movements. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

HIST 633: Reconstruction (3 Credits)

Examines panoply of political, social, economic, and constitutional concerns from 1863 to 1880, as North and South struggled over outcome of Civil War. Addresses political institutions and power in postwar North and South, and place of former slaves in society, politics, and economy. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • - 001 — C Joseph Genetin-Pilawa — 07:20 PM to 10:00 PM T — Innovation Hall 316

HIST 634: Interwar America: 1918-1939 (3 Credits)

Considers issues of United States between the two world wars. Explores various ways issues complemented and contradicted each other in rich and complex historical era. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • - 001 — Jennifer Ritterhouse — 07:20 PM to 10:00 PM W — Music Theater Building (formerly Fine Arts Building) 1008

HIST 635: Problems in European History (3 Credits)

Investigates selected problems. Readings, discussions, development of bibliographies. Primary sources used where possible. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different. May be repeated within the term.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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HIST 688: Topics in History and New Media (3 Credits)

Covers specific topics in history and new media selected by the instructor, with an emphasis on combining theoretical analysis and readings with hands-on projects and problem-solving. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 12 credits.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • - 002: Mason Legacies — George Oberle — 04:30 PM to 07:10 PM M — Music Theater Building (formerly Fine Arts Building) 1008

HIST 691: Museum Studies (3 Credits)

General introduction to museums of history and museum studies in the United States, intended for interested citizen as well as for assistance to students in course and career choices. Explores development, present state, and future possibilities of U.S. Museums, with some reference to international developments. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: 6 hours of U.S. HIST or permission of department.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • - 001 — Spencer Crew — 07:20 PM to 10:00 PM T — East Building 122

HIST 693: Historic Preservation (3 Credits)

General introduction to historic preservation in the United States, intended for interested citizen and to assist students in course and career choices. Explores development, present state, and future possibilities of historic preservation in the United States, with some reference to international aspects of preservation. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: 6 credits of U.S. history or permission of department.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • - 001 — 07:20 PM to 10:00 PM R — Mason Global Center (formerly Mason Inn Hotel) 1405

HIST 697: Creating History in New Media (3 Credits)

Seminar; students create original historical projects in digital media. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: HIST 696 or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • - 001 — Lincoln A. Mullen — 07:20 PM to 10:00 PM M — Music Theater Building (formerly Fine Arts Building) 1008

700-Level Courses in HIST

HIST 794: Internship in Applied History (1-6 Credits)

All internship placements must be approved by the department to ensure suitability to student's program. Introduces applied history through work and study at historical museum, site, library archive, editing project, or other approved agency. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to graduate program in history and 3 hours of applied history.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Internship
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Special scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • - 001 — Suzanne E. Smith

HIST 797: Research Seminar in History (3 Credits)

Research in specialized topics using primary sources. May be repeated for credit when topic is different, or with same topic with permission of the department. Equivalent to HIST 711, HIST 731, HIST 751.
Recommended Prerequisite: HIST 610 or permission of department.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Cultural Studies, Education (Community College) or History.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

800-Level Courses in HIST

HIST 810: History Doctoral Colloquium (1 credit. Credits)

Introduces array of scholars and scholarship through discussions of innovative historical events, important theories, and significant methodological breakthroughs in history. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Doctoral standing.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Satisfactory/No Credit scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • - 001 — Sam Lebovic — 05:30 PM to 07:00 PM M — Merten Hall (formerly University Hall) 1204

HIST 811: Doctoral Research Seminar (3 Credits)

Students pursue research projects in their areas of specialization. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Doctoral standing.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • - 001 — Rosemarie Zagarri — 07:20 PM to 10:00 PM W — Mason Global Center (formerly Mason Inn Hotel) 1306B

900-Level Courses in HIST

HIST 998: Doctoral Dissertation Proposal (1-6 Credits)

Work on research proposal that forms basis for doctoral dissertation. May be repeated within the degree.
Recommended Prerequisite: Advancement to candidacy.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Dissertation
Grading:
This course is graded on the Satisfactory/No Credit scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

HIST 999: Doctoral Dissertation Research (1-12 Credits)

Doctoral dissertation research and writing under direction of student's dissertation committee. May be repeated within the degree.
Recommended Prerequisite: Completion of HIST 998.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Dissertation
Grading:
This course is graded on the Satisfactory/No Credit scale.

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2 Sections Currently Scheduled

Topics in HIST

HIST 535: Problems in Comparative World History (3 Credits)

Investigates selected problems in global and comparative history, covering multiple countries or world regions. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different. May be repeated within the term.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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3 Sections Currently Scheduled

HIST 615: Problems in American History (1-6 Credits)

Readings and discussion of bibliographies, interpretations, and research trends in topics selected by instructor. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different. May be repeated within the term.
Specialized Designation: Green Leaf Related Course
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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HIST 635: Problems in European History (3 Credits)

Investigates selected problems. Readings, discussions, development of bibliographies. Primary sources used where possible. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different. May be repeated within the term.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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4 Sections Currently Scheduled »