History and Art History
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Courses and Syllabi

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History Summer 2017

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

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3 Sections Currently Scheduled

  • Section C01 — Charles Kevin Matthews — 01:20 PM to 04:20 PM MWF
  • Section B01 — Susan E. Schulze — 04:30 PM to 07:10 PM MW — Planetary Hall (formerly Science & Tech I) 212
  • Section A01 — John R. Orens — 10:30 AM to 12:35 PM MTWR — Planetary Hall (formerly Science & Tech I) 212

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. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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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. May not be repeated for credit.
Mason Core: Western Civilization
Schedule Type: Lecture, Recitation

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300-Level Courses in HIST

HIST 373: The Civil War and Reconstruction (3 Credits)

Analyzes the history of the American Civil War from its origins in the late 18th century to the withdrawal of federal troops from the south in 1877. Examines the political, social, and economic issues that led to war; the home fronts, war leadership, diplomacy, combat motivation, and grand strategy; problems associated with reconstituting the nation's political institutions; and the integration of millions of newly freed slaves. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section A01 — Christopher H. Hamner — 01:20 PM to 04:20 PM MWF — Music Theater Building (formerly Fine Arts Building) 1006

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

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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

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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

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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. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section B02 — Amanda Regan — 01:30 PM to 04:10 PM MW — Krug Hall 242

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

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2 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

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1 Section 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

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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

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

Graduate

500-Level Courses 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

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

HIST 585: Problems in Middle Eastern History (3 Credits)

Analyzes selected problem. Emphasizes reading and discussion of historical interpretations, and development of bibliography. 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

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

600-Level Courses in HIST

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 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

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2 Sections Currently Scheduled

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

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2 Sections Currently Scheduled

700-Level Courses in HIST

HIST 794: Internship in Applied History (3-6 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

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1 Section 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

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1 Section 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

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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

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1 Section Currently Scheduled