History Department Graduate-Level Courses for M.A. History Degree

HIST 5030 Methods and Historiography (3) 

Students will consider historiography as an examination of the discipline of history as well as the different opinions of historians on a particular historical topic or debate. They will also engage in an intensive review of various historical methodologies and techniques of research design.   

HIST 5110 Reading Seminar in US History to 1865 (3)        

Introduces important issues, themes, and debates in the literature of United States history from the colonial period to 1865.  May be repeated if instructor or subject matter is different.        

HIST 5120 Reading Seminar in US History since 1860 (3)   

Introduces important issues, themes, and debates in the literature of United States history from the Civil War era to the present.  Reading in selected topics to be announced each semester.  May be repeated if instructor or subject matter is different.

HIST 5130 Reading Seminar in American West (3)  

Introduces important issues, themes, and debates in the literature of the history of the American West.  Reading in selected topics to be announced each semester.  May be repeated if instructor or subject matter is different.

HIST 5310 Latin American History (3)

This course introduces important issues, themes, and debates in the literature of Latin American history, with a focus on Mexican history. The course will also engage the history of Mexican Americans when examining transnational topics such as war, migration, and borderlands. Readings in selected topics in Latin American history, to be announced each semester. Reading in selected topics to be announced each quarter. Special emphasis on materials suitable for prospective teachers. May be repeated if instructor or topic is different.             

HIST 5410 Reading Seminar in the Asian World (3)

This course is designed to assist graduate students in developing bibliographic and historiographic command of some aspect of the history of the Asian World as a teaching and research field. The instructor will choose the time frame, country/countries, and/or theme(s) that will comprise the focus of the seminar. It may be repeated if the instructor or subject matter is different.

HIST 5420 Reading Seminar in African/Middle East (3)

Reading in selected topics in the history of the Middle East/Africa to be announced each semester. May be repeated if instructor or subject matter is different.           

HIST 5510 Seminar in European History (3)

The course will focus on specific historical controversies in Europe, challenging students to place their understanding of European history in a broader context geographically and historiographically. Themes, readings, and time periods will depend upon the instructor teaching the course. The course may be repeated if the instructor or subject matter is different.

HIST 5610 Reading Seminar in the Ancient Mediterranean (3)

Graduate-level reading in selected topics in the history of the Ancient Mediterranean, namely Greek and Roman civilizations. May be repeated if instructor or topics are different.

HIST 5620 Reading Seminar in the Atlantic World (3)

The field of Atlantic history examines links between Africa, the Americas, the Caribbean and Europe. The seminar will include readings in selected topics in the history of the Atlantic World. Themes, readings, and time periods will depend upon the instructor teaching the course. The course may be repeated if the instructor or subject matter is different.                         

HIST 6000 History Practicum (3)      

Supervised practical application of history skills and knowledge. Admission with consent of department chair. Can be repeated if course content is different.                       

HIST 6970 Master's Thesis (1-3)

Graded Credit/No Credit. Prerequisites: Classified status and approval of the student’s thesis committee. Admission with consent of the department chair.           

HIST 6980 Comprehensive Exam (3)

A comprehensive written examination on reading lists covering major historical works. Graded Credit/No Credit. Admission with consent of department.           

HIST 6990 Individual Study (3)         

Admission with consent of department chair.