Graduate Education with a Concentration in
History Courses (Graduate)
HI 910 The Study and Writing of History
Historical methodology, modern
historiographical views, and the emergence of the New History; i.e.,
psycho-history, family history, and quantitative history.
HI 912 Industrial Revolution: Past, Present, Future
Prerequisite: Survey course in modern history
A comparison of the
European and American Industrial Revolutions and their consequences from the
eighteenth through the twentieth centuries. Field trips are planned to mill
towns and industrial cities.
HI 914 The Gilded
A depiction of the period when America went
through a rapid socio-economic transformation in the areas of
industrialization, urbanization, and immigration.
HI 915 Populism, Progressivism and Socialism in the US: 1877-1920
Analysis of three reform movements that were an ideological response to the
Gilded Age’s excesses and an attempt to humanize America’s economic
HI 918 The US and the Middle
Discusses growth of US economic, cultural, political, and
strategic interests in Middle East; emphasis on post-World War II period.
HI 920 Japan in the Twentieth Century
An evaluation of the role of Japan as an emerging world power and economic
giant during the present century.
HI 922 US &
A study of the central issues in
American-Soviet relations since 1917. Special attention will be devoted to
the question of recognition, the origins of the Cold War, the Cuban Missile
Crisis, and recent developments.
Selected Topics in US-East Asian Relations
An examination of
major problems affecting American foreign policy in East Asia since World
War II; i.e., the origins of the Cold War in Asia, America’s entry into the
Korean War, the Offshore Islands issue, America’s involvement in the Vietnam
conflict, and US-Chinese relations.
Russia in the Twentieth Century
An evaluation of major political
economic, and diplomatic developments in the Soviet Union, stressing
Leninism, Stalinism, and Khruschevism.
The Mind of Modern Russia
An analysis of the central attitudes
and ideas that have shaped the Russian mind from the Muscovite era to the
HI 970 China in the Twentieth Century
A consideration of the major political, diplomatic, and intellectual
developments in China since 1949.
Special Topics in History
An investigation of an historical
issue, event or personality of mutual interest to the instructor and
HI 999 Independent Study in History
An in-depth investigation of some historical event, issue or person
utilizing primary sources.