Dalton State 2014-15 Catalog

History

Bachelor of Arts

The Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in history is designed to produce graduates who have knowledge of U.S., world, and regional history.  The degree provides students with skills in research, writing, communication, interpretation, and analysis and prepares them for employment in public history, government and politics, international relations, business, and the media, including journalism and editing.  Students are also prepared to pursue graduate degrees in a number of fields, including history, philosophy, law, and the social sciences.  

IMPORTANT:  Effective Fall 2014, all students who are majoring or minoring in history will be required to take HIST 3000:  The Study of History either as a prerequisite or as a co-requisite for all 3000- and 4000-level history courses.  Non-majors are permitted to enroll in 3000- and 4000-level history courses as electives without having to satisfy this requirement. 

I. Core Curriculum
Area A: Essential Skills
ENGL 1101English Composition I3
ENGL 1102English Composition II3
MATH 1111College Algebra3
or MATH 1001 Quantitative Skills/Reasoning
or MATH 1101 Intro to Mathematical Modeling
Area B: Institutional Options
COMM 1110Fundamentals of Speech3
One of the following electives: 1
Argumentation and Advocacy
Intro to Greek Mythology
Creative Writing
Natural Hazards
Appalachian Hist-Special Topic
Sports Hist & Amer Character
Mystery Fiction in Pop Culture
Political and Social Rhetoric
Christian Fiction/Pop Culture
Health & Wellness Concepts
Race and Ethnicity in America
Area C: Humanities/Fine Arts
Must choose a minimum of one, but no more than two of the following electives: 6
Intro to Film as Literature
World Literature I
World Literature II
British Literature I
British Literature II
American Literature I
American Literature II
If only one English Elective is chosen, add one of the following:
Art Appreciation
Expressions of Culture I
Expressions of Culture II
Music Appreciation
World Music
American Music
Theatre Appreciation
Area D: Science/Mathematics/Technology
Two of the following Lab Science Electives: 8
Environmental Studies
Principles of Biology I
Principles of Biology II
Principles of Botany
Entomology
Survey of Chemistry
Principles of Chemistry I
Principles of Chemistry II
Principles of Geology
Historical Geology
Introductory Physics I
Introductory Physics II
Principles of Physics I
Principles of Physics II
One of the following electives: 3-4
Astronomy of the Solar System
Environmental Studies
Principles of Biology I
Principles of Biology II
Principles of Botany
Entomology
Survey of Chemistry
Principles of Chemistry I
Principles of Chemistry II
Computer Concepts/Programming
Principles of Programming I
Principles of Programming II
Principles of Geology
Historical Geology
Precalculus Mathematics
Applied Calculus
Introduction to Statistics
Calculus and Analytic Geom I
Calculus and Analytic Geom II
Introductory Physics I
Introductory Physics II
Principles of Physics I
Principles of Physics II
Area E: Social Sciences
HIST 2111United States History to 18773
or HIST 2112 United States Hist since 1877
POLS 1101American Government3
Two of the following electives: 6
Intro to Cultural Anthropology
Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics
Introduction to Geography
Intro to Human Geography
Intro to Physical Geography
Intro to World Religions
Intro to Philosophical Issues
Logic and Critical Thinking
Intro to Political Science
State and Local Government
Comparative Politics
International Relations
Introduction to Psychology
Psychology of Adjustment
Human Development
Introduction to Sociology
Social Problems
Area F: Major Related
Three of the following History Electives: 9
World Civilization to 1650 CE
World Civilization since 1650
United States History to 1877
United States Hist since 1877
Choose French or Spanish Language Sequence:6
Elementary French I
Elementary French II
Intermediate French I
Intermediate French II
OR
Elementary German I
Elementary German II
OR
Elementary Spanish I
Elementary Spanish II
Intermediate Spanish I
Intermediate Spanish II
One of the following electives: 3
Intro to Cultural Anthropology
Computer Concepts/Programming
Fundamentals of Computer Appli
Human Communications
Intro to Mass Communication
Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics
Introduction to Geography
Intro to Human Geography
Intro to Physical Geography
Introduction to Statistics
Intro to World Religions
Intro to Philosophical Issues
Logic and Critical Thinking
Intro to Political Science
State and Local Government
Comparative Politics
International Relations
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Sociology
Social Problems
Physical Education
PHED Activity Elective1
II. Upper Level Courses
Major Field Courses
HIST 3000The Study of History3
One of the following research seminars: 3
Senior Sem in Non-Western Hist
Senior Sem in Chinese History
Senior Sem in European History
Senior Sem in American History
Five of the following U.S. History courses: 15
Introduction to Public History
Business & Econ Hist of the US
History of Appalachia
Amer Indian History to 1840
Amer Indian History since 1840
Religion in America to 1860
Colonial America
Revolutionary America
Jeffersonian/Jacksonian Amer
Civil War & Reconstruction
American Foreign Policy
Gilded Age/Progres Era America
America from WWI to WWII
Cold War America
The Old South
The New South
African-American Hist to 1877
African-Amer Hist since 1877
U.S. Women's History to 1877
U.S. Women's Hist since 1877
History of Georgia
Special Topics in US History
History Internship
Five of the following non-U.S. History courses: 15
The Ancient Mediterranean
History of Latin America
History of Africa
Traditional China
Modern China
History of the Middle East
Tudor-Stuart England
History of Britain since 1714
Europe in the Middle Ages
Renaissance and Reformation
Europe in the 19th Century
Europe in the 20th Century
History of Japan
France: 1660-1815
Modern Russia
Special Topics World History
History Internship
Four upper-level history electives:12
Oral History
Historic Site Preservation
Introduction to Museum Studies
Archival Management in Museums
History and Memory
Any 3000- or 4000-level HIST courses not applied elsewhere in the program of study
Four General Electives from School of Liberal Arts *12
Total Hours121-122
*

Choose any School of Liberal Arts offerings at the 2000 level or higher, but no more than six hours may be at the 2000 level.

Courses

HIST 1050. Appalachian Hist-Special Topic. 1-0-1 Unit.

Provides a topical survey of the social, economic, and political history of the Appalachian Region from the colonial period to the present. This course examines patterns of culture, economy, politics, land use, and social structure. Topics may vary each term.(Offered occasionally)
Prerequisites: READ 0098, unless exempt.

HIST 1051. Sports Hist & Amer Character. 1-0-1 Unit.

Surveys American sports history from 1900 to present to demonstrate the impact of sports on the unique American character. The course will emphasize the relationships of sports, players, and spectators to American society. Through the connection of sports history with politics, sociology, and business, students will analyze how sporting activities reflect the development of American society during the twentieth century.
Prerequisites: READ 0098, unless exempt.

HIST 1111. World Civilization to 1650 CE. 3-0-3 Units.

Surveys the history of civilization from its beginnings through the ancient, classic, and medieval eras to 1650 C.E. Although Western civilization and its antecedents in the Mediterranean basin receive the most intense study, Indian, Far Eastern, and Islamic civilizations are also given extensive consideration.
Prerequisites: READ 0098, unless exempt.

HIST 1112. World Civilization since 1650. 3-0-3 Units.

Surveys the history of civilization in the modern era from 1650 C.E. to the present. While the perspective of the course is global, the development of Western ideals and institutions and their expansion on a world-wide scale serve as the basic organizing principles of the course. A continuation of HIST 1111 but may be taken independently.
Prerequisites: READ 0098, unless exempt.

HIST 2111. United States History to 1877. 3-0-3 Units.

Surveys the history of colonial America and the United States from the first European encounters with the New World through the Civil War and Reconstruction.
Prerequisites: READ 0098, unless exempt.

HIST 2112. United States Hist since 1877. 3-0-3 Units.

Surveys United States history from the Reconstruction era to the present. A continuation of HIST 2111 but may be taken independently.
Prerequisites: READ 0098, unless exempt.

HIST 3000. The Study of History. 3-0-3 Units.

Provides an introduction to the historian's craft. Includes an examination of the philosophies, methodologies, and techniques of historical research and writing. History majors must take this course at the beginning of their junior year.
Prerequisites: HIST 2111 and HIST 2112.

HIST 3050. The Ancient Mediterranean. 3-0-3 Units.

Examines ancient civilizations in the region of the Mediterranean Sea. Topics will include the history of ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, Greece, and Rome. Emphasis is placed on political, social, economic, and military systems and on the historical relationships among the major Mediterranean cultures.
Prerequisites: HIST 1111 and HIST 3000.

HIST 3100. History of Latin America. 3-0-3 Units.

Explores Amerindian, Iberoamerican, and Caribbean history from pre-encounter times to the present. Topics will include European intrusion and settlement, plantation societies, slavery, and slave rebellions, 19th and 20th century political and economic developments and U.S. policy.
Prerequisites: HIST 1111 and HIST 1112 and HIST 3000.

HIST 3150. History of Africa. 3-0-3 Units.

Explores the history of Africa from the origins of agriculture, the rise of complex societies, the spread of Islam, the rise of the Atlantic slave trade and Diaspora. Topics will also include European conquest and colonization, anti-colonial wars, independence and post-colonial politics.
Prerequisites: HIST 1111 and HIST 1112 and HIST 3000.

HIST 3200. Traditional China. 3-0-3 Units.

Surveys the history of Chinese civilization from ancient times to the mid-nineteenth century. Emphasis is placed on political, social, economic, and cultural development. Topics include Chinese philosophy, foreign relations, and governmental structures.
Prerequisites: HIST 1111 and HIST 1112 and HIST 3000.

HIST 3210. Modern China. 3-0-3 Units.

Surveys the history of China from the nineteenth century to the present. Emphasis is placed on political, social, economic, and cultural developments.
Prerequisites: HIST 1112 and HIST 3000.

HIST 3230. History of the Middle East. 3-0-3 Units.

Surveys the history of the Middle East from 1453 to the present. Focus is on the evolution of religions, nationalist and cultural identities in the region, and their contribution to political revolutions.
Prerequisites: HIST 1111 and HIST 1112 and HIST 3000.

HIST 3310. Tudor-Stuart England. 3-0-3 Units.

Explores the religious, political, and cultural upheavals in England under the Tudor and Stuart monarchs of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
Prerequisites: HIST 1111 and HIST 1112 and HIST 3000.

HIST 3320. History of Britain since 1714. 3-0-3 Units.

Traces the history of Britain from the age of the American War of Independence and the Industrial Revolution through the 20th century. Particular attention will be paid to political culture, intellectual change, and economic readjustment in the 20th century.
Prerequisites: HIST 1112 and HIST 3000.

HIST 3325. Introduction to Public History. 3-0-3 Units.

Exposes students to how Americans think about the past, as well as its commemoration and public presentation. Special focus will be placed on the ways in which historians transfer their writing, research, and analytical skills to professions outside of academia. Major subfields and professions within public history are examined as are the current issues and controversies within the field.
Prerequisites: HIST 2111 or HIST 2112 and HIST 3000.

HIST 3345. Business & Econ Hist of the US. 3-0-3 Units.

Surveys United States economic history from colonial times to the present. Emphasis will be placed on the dynamic growth and socio-political repercussions of American industrial power at home and abroad from the second half of the 19th century.(Offered occasionally)
Prerequisites: HIST 2111 or HIST 2112 and HIST 3000.

HIST 3350. History of Appalachia. 3-0-3 Units.

Surveys the history of the Appalachian region from the colonial period to the present. The course will emphasize the social, economic, and political history of the region. This study of Appalachian history will shed light on the national experience as well.
Prerequisites: HIST 2111 or HIST 2112 and HIST 3000.

HIST 3440. Europe in the Middle Ages. 3-0-3 Units.

Surveys Medieval Europe from 476 to the fall of Constantinople in 1453. The rise of the Catholic Church to its dominant position in the 13th century and the struggles of the monarchs and their feudal values will be discussed along with such topics as the Black Death and the Inquisition.
Prerequisites: HIST 1111 and HIST 3000.

HIST 3460. Renaissance and Reformation. 3-0-3 Units.

Analyzes the two great intellectual movements of early modern Europe. Details will include the religions and social context in which these movements took place and their respective influences on European society.
Prerequisites: HIST 1111 or HIST 1112 and HIST 3000.

HIST 3480. Europe in the 19th Century. 3-0-3 Units.

Integrates social, cultural and political events and includes such topics as religion, social structures, economics, and modern warfare in 19th century Europe.
Prerequisites: HIST 1112 and HIST 3000.

HIST 3490. Europe in the 20th Century. 3-0-3 Units.

Integrates social, cultural, and political events and includes such topics as religion, social structures, economics, and modern warfare in 20th century Europe.
Prerequisites: HIST 1112 and HIST 3000.

HIST 3510. History of Japan. 3-0-3 Units.

Surveys the history of Japan from ancient and medieval Japan's cultural foundations to modern Japan's transformation from an agrarian country to an economic superpower.
Prerequisites: HIST 1111 and HIST 1112 and HIST 3000.

HIST 3520. France: 1660-1815. 3-0-3 Units.

Surveys French history, including such topics as French expansion and colonization, the Enlightenment, conflicts in French society under the Old Regime, the Revolution, and the Napoleonic Wars.
Prerequisites: HIST 1111 and HIST 1112 and HIST 3000.

HIST 3540. Modern Russia. 3-0-3 Units.

Stresses the Russian Revolution, the 1917 Bolshevik takeover, Leninist-Stalinist contributions and modification culminating with Gorbachev and includes the 1991 downfall of Communism and the emergence of a new Russia.
Prerequisites: HIST 1112 and HIST 3000.

HIST 3610. Oral History. 3-0-3 Units.

Focuses on the theories, methods and debates related to oral history. It provides the practical skills required to conduct successful oral history interviews. Prerequisite(s): HIST 2111 and 2112.

HIST 3620. Historic Site Preservation. 3-0-3 Units.

Provides an introduction to American historic preservation and focuses on its history and practices. The course surveys the growth and development of the preservation of sites, landscapes, and buildings, in particular, and investigates the legislation (national, state, and local) that established and continues to guide the field of preservation, providing students with knowledge of historic preservation issues, programs, and practices. Prerequisite(s): HIST 2111 and 2112.

HIST 3630. Introduction to Museum Studies. 3-0-3 Units.

Provides students with an overview of the purpose, function, and history of museums and their role in society. Students will be introduced to all of the disciplines within the museum and will discuss recent issues in the field. Additional readings, responses, and presentations will allow students to explore their own interests in the field. Students will gain hands-on experience using the resources of the Bandy Heritage Center. Prerequisite(s): HIST 2111 and HIST 2112.

HIST 3640. Archival Management in Museums. 3-0-3 Units.

Introduces students to the art of archival theory and practice. Prerequisite(s): HIST 2111 and HIST 2112.

HIST 3650. History and Memory. 3-0-3 Units.

Examines the literature of public history and memory. Through readings and discussion, the class will examine the changing interpretations of historical events over time, the influence of historical memory, the politics of historical interpretation, and the public presentation of history. Prerequisite(s): HIST 2111 and 2112.

HIST 3710. Amer Indian History to 1840. 3-0-3 Units.

Explores the impact of colonization on Native Americans to 1840, focusing on the adaptations of Indians to the tremendous changes brought about by the meeting of the Old World and the New World.
Prerequisites: HIST 2111 and HIST 3000.

HIST 3720. Amer Indian History since 1840. 3-0-3 Units.

Explores how Native Americans themselves have constructed their lives from 1840 through the 20th century. Special attention will be given to U.S. government policy toward the Indians.
Prerequisites: HIST 2111 and HIST 2112 and HIST 3000.

HIST 3725. Religion in America to 1860. 3-0-3 Units.

Provides a broad knowledge of religion in early America, primarily from a social and cultural perspective, until 1860. Topics will include region, social class, growth of institutions, slavery, and social reform in traditions including Protestantism, West African religion, Catholicism, Native American religion, and Judaism.
Prerequisites: HIST 2111 and HIST 3000.

HIST 3730. Colonial America. 3-0-3 Units.

Provides an in-depth study of Colonial America, particularly North America, from pre-Columbian times up to the Revolutionary era.
Prerequisites: HIST 2111 and HIST 3000.

HIST 3735. Revolutionary America. 3-0-3 Units.

Provides an in-depth study of Revolutionary America from the end of the French and Indian War to the election of 1800.
Prerequisites: HIST 2111 and HIST 3000.

HIST 3740. Jeffersonian/Jacksonian Amer. 3-0-3 Units.

Explores the history of the United States from the early republic to the antebellum period. The course focuses on expansion, industry, the development of the first and second party systems, and the factors which led to the sectional crisis.
Prerequisites: HIST 2111 and HIST 3000.

HIST 3750. Civil War & Reconstruction. 3-0-3 Units.

Explores the origins and conduct of the war as well as its legacy and impact on people and institutions. Emphasis will be placed on the American South and the experiences of African Americans.
Prerequisites: HIST 2111 and HIST 3000.

HIST 3755. American Foreign Policy. 3-0-3 Units.

Examines the role of the United States in world affairs, the motivations of foreign policymakers, and the ramifications of key decisions. The primary focus will be on the period after 1890, when the United States emerged as a global power. The course will also address the foundations of the country's approach to international relations and introduce the various approaches of studying foreign relations.
Prerequisites: HIST 2112 and HIST 3000.

HIST 3760. Gilded Age/Progres Era America. 3-0-3 Units.

Surveys the political, social, economic, diplomatic, and intellectual history of the United States from the 1870s to the 1910s.
Prerequisites: HIST 2112 and HIST 3000.

HIST 3770. America from WWI to WWII. 3-0-3 Units.

Focuses on the political, social, economic, diplomatic, and intellectual history of the United States as the nation grappled with its participation in the two major world wars as well as dealt with the consequences of a worldwide depression.
Prerequisites: HIST 2112 and HIST 3000.

HIST 3780. Cold War America. 3-0-3 Units.

Surveys the political, social, economic, diplomatic, and intellectual history of the United States from the end of World War II to the early 1990s.
Prerequisites: HIST 2112 and HIST 3000.

HIST 3830. The Old South. 3-0-3 Units.

Explores the life and events in the American South from the colonial period to the end of the Civil War.
Prerequisites: HIST 2111 and HIST 3000.

HIST 3835. The New South. 3-0-3 Units.

Encompasses the study of the life and events of the American South from the end of the Civil War to the present.
Prerequisites: HIST 2112 and HIST 3000.

HIST 3840. African-American Hist to 1877. 3-0-3 Units.

Explores the African-American history from its beginnings through emancipation and Reconstruction by analyzing the African origins of black Americans, the middle passage, the development of plantation slavery, and the many historical changes that shaped African-American life and culture thereafter.
Prerequisites: HIST 2111 and HIST 3000.

HIST 3845. African-Amer Hist since 1877. 3-0-3 Units.

Examines the African-American experience from a multidisciplinary perspective from 1877 to the present, focusing on the ways in which African Americans made the transition from slavery to freedom and how the American social, economic, and political landscape was dramatically altered as the antebellum plantation system came to an end and African Americans strove to gain and protect their civil rights.
Prerequisites: HIST 2112 and HIST 3000.

HIST 3850. U.S. Women's History to 1877. 3-0-3 Units.

Surveys the experiences of women in the U.S. from the arrival of the Europeans on the continent through the Reconstruction era. Women's history will be analyzed as an integral part of American social history and within the context of larger historical changes in the United States.
Prerequisites: HIST 2111 and HIST 3000.

HIST 3855. U.S. Women's Hist since 1877. 3-0-3 Units.

Surveys the experiences of women in the U.S. from the post-Reconstruction era to the present. Women's history will be analyzed as an integral part of American social history and within the context of larger historical changes in the United States.
Prerequisites: HIST 2112 and HIST 3000.

HIST 3930. History of Georgia. 3-0-3 Units.

Examines the history of the state from settlement to the present. Major themes include race, class, and modernization in the development of Georgia. Emphasis will be placed on the cultural, ethnic, and regional diversity of the state.
Prerequisites: HIST 2111 and HIST 2112 and HIST 3000.

HIST 3940. Special Topics World History. 3-0-3 Units.

Focuses on a special topic not otherwise offered in the world history curriculum. Topics, methodology, and instructors vary from semester to semester. Representative topics might include "Society and Culture in the Age of Reformation," "Society and Culture in the Medieval European City," "Medicine and Disease in Early Europe," and "Imperialism and Anti-Imperialism in Modern Europe." This course may be repeated for up to six hours of credit when topics vary.
Prerequisites: HIST 1111 and HIST 1112 and HIST 3000.

HIST 3960. Special Topics in US History. 3-0-3 Units.

Focuses on a special topic not otherwise offered in the United States history curriculum. Topics, methodology, and instructors vary from semester to semester. Representative topics might include "U.S. Foreign Policy since 1890," "World War II," "Women in the Appalachian South," and "The Cold War." This course may be repeated for up to six hours of credit when topics vary.
Prerequisites: HIST 2111 and HIST 2112 and HIST 3000.

HIST 4000. History Internship. 3-0-3 Units.

Provides experience in applying history in a previously approved museum, historical society, archive, center, organization, or government setting. Application and credit arrangements should be made through the department in advance, normally by mid-semester prior to the internship. Credit will be applied toward upper-level American history or World history requirements depending on nature of the appointment. Graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. Repeatable for a maximum of 6 credit hours.
Prerequisites: 30 semester hours and permission of instructor.

HIST 4900. Senior Sem in Non-Western Hist. 3-0-3 Units.

Requires students to construct a detailed analysis of a specific problem, theme, or topic in non-Western history. Instruction will include coverage of historical research methods and the ethics of the historical profession. Students will complete a major research paper based on primary and secondary sources.
Prerequisites: HIST 3100 or HIST 3150 or HIST 3230 or HIST 3510, 30 hours of Upper Level History courses.

HIST 4901. Methods/Strategies Sec Soc Sci. 3-0-3 Units.

Course has been changed to EDUC 4901.

HIST 4910. Senior Sem in Chinese History. 3-0-3 Units.

Requires students to construct a detailed analysis of a specific problem, theme, or topic in Chinese history. Instruction will include coverage of historical research methods and the ethics of the historical profession. Students will complete a major research paper based on primary and secondary sources.
Prerequisites: HIST 3200 and HIST 3210, 30 hours of Upper Level History courses.

HIST 4920. Senior Sem in European History. 3-0-3 Units.

Requires students to construct a detailed analysis of a specific problem, theme, or topic in European history. Instruction will include coverage of historical research methods and the ethics of the historical profession. Students will complete a major research paper based on primary and secondary sources.
Prerequisites: HIST 3310 or HIST 3320 or HIST 3340 or HIST 3460 or HIST 3480 or HIST 3490 or HIST 3520, 30 hours of Upper Level History courses.

HIST 4930. Senior Sem in American History. 3-0-3 Units.

Requires students to construct a detailed analysis of a specific problem, theme, or topic in American history. Instruction will include coverage of historical research, methods, and the ethics of the historical professional. Students will complete a major research paper based on primary and secondary sources.
Prerequisites: 30 hours of upper-level history courses; also HIST 3710 or HIST 3720 or HIST 3730 or HIST 3740 or HIST 3750 or HIST 3760 or HIST 3770 or HIST 3780 or HIST 3830 or HIST 3840 or HIST 3850 or HIST 3930.

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