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History - HIST

1033 - United States History: 1492 to 1865 - 3 credit hours
Surveys the social, economic, cultural, and political development of the United States from the Age of Discovery through the Civil War. Focuses on topics such as early exploration, the American Revolution, the early development of American democracy, the Old South and slavery, Westward expansion, and the Civil War.

1043 - United States History: 1865 to Present - 3 credit hours
Surveys the social, economic, cultural, and political development of the United States from the Reconstruction Era to the recent past. Focuses on topics such as the world wars, the Great Depression and New Deal, the Cold War, Vietnam, and Watergate.

2233 - World Civilization I: Prehistory to 1500 - 3 credit hours
Studies the development of civilization in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas down to the age of European colonialism. Primary emphasis is given to the unique social and cultural characteristics of each civilization.

2243 - World Civilization II: 1500 to Present - 3 credit hours
Studies the development of civilization throughout the world from the beginning of the 16th century to the present. The evolution of cultures and the progress of major social, economic, political, and intellectual trends are studied as a means of understanding the modern world.

3033 - Colonial America - 3 credit hours
Examines American political, social, cultural, and economic development to 1776.  Includes topics such as early exploration, Native American contact, race, and the imperial relationship. Prerequisite: HIST 1033 or instructor's permission.

3053 - Age of Jackson - 3 credit hours
Studies the Age of Andrew Jackson from political and social/cultural perspectives. Special attention is given to the rise of Jacksonian democracy and its impact on American politics. Prerequisite: HIST 1033 or instructor's permission.

3063 - A History of the Old South - 3 credit hours
Examines the social, economic, cultural, and political development of the Antebellum South. Focuses on topics such as slavery, the pro-slavery argument, the development of Southern nationalism, and plantation life. Prerequisite: HIST 1033 or instructor's permission.

3073 - Civil War and Reconstruction - 3 credit hours
Examines the Civil War Era of American history. Focuses on the sectional conflict preceding secession, the political and military aspects of the Civil War, and the political and social issues involved in Reconstruction. Prerequisites: HIST 1033 and HIST 1043 or instructor's permission.

3093 - Diplomatic History of the United States - 3 credit hours
Focuses on the major problems and issues in American foreign policy from independence to the present. Special attention is given to the isolationist tradition, expansionism, American imperialism, the United States' entry into the world wars, and the Cold War. Prerequisite:  HIST 1033 or HIST 1043 or instructor's permission.

3103 - Kentucky Studies - 3 credit hours
Examines the history, literature, geography, folklore, and culture of Kentucky. Prerequisite: Junior standing or above.

3123 - United States, 1890-1945 - 3 credit hours
Examines significant aspects of American development from the closing decade of the 19th century through World War II. Major topics include: Progressivism, the 1920s, the world wars, and the Great Depression/New Deal. Prerequisite: HIST 1043 or instructor's permission.

3133 - United States, 1945-Present - 3 credit hours
Examines significant aspects of American development since World War II. Major topics include: the Cold War, the Korean Conflict, Vietnam, the 1960s, Watergate, and the Reagan Era. Prerequisite: HIST 1043 or permission of the instructor.

3143 - Women in the American Experience - 3 credit hours
Studies the social, cultural, economic, and political forces shaping women's lives from the pre-Colonial period to the present. This course will focus on the variety of women's experiences and examine the intersections of race, class, and ethnicity. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or above.

3233 - Ancient History - 3 credit hours
Focuses on the beginnings of civilization in the Near East, the development of Greek civilization, and the rise and decline of Roman civilization through A.D. 5th century. Prerequisite: HIST 2233 or instructor's permission.

3243 - Medieval Europe - 3 credit hours
Studies the emergence and development of European civilization from the decline of Rome through the 14th century. Prerequisite: HIST 2233 or instructor's permission.

3283 - The Age of Protestant Reformation - 3 credit hours
Examines the rise of Protestantism in early modern Europe and its impact on the development of European civilization and Christianity. Attention will also be focused on the Catholic Counter-Reformation. Prerequisite: HIST 2242 or instructor's permission.

3303 - Modern Europe Since 1789 - 3 credit hours
Examines major aspects of Western European development since the French Revolution. Prerequisite: HIST 2243 or instructor's permission.

3313 - History of England Since 1688 - 3 credit hours
Surveys English development from the Glorious Revolution to the present. Major topics include: constitutional/political transformation, social class, gender, industrialization, Victorian culture, the welfare state, the empire, and the world wars. Prerequisite: HIST 2243 or instructor's permission.

3323 - Revolution in the Modern World - 3 credit hours
An analysis of revolution as a transforming force in the modern world. beginning with the English Civil War and "Glorious Revolution" of the 17th century. Emphasis is given to the development and impact of the French and Russian revolutions. Prerequisite: HIST 2243 or instructor's permission.

3633 - Women in World History - 3 credit hours
Studies the historical, social, cultural, economic and political forces shaping women's lives throughout history. This course will focus on the variety of women's experiences and examine the intersections of race, class and ethnicity. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing.

4903 - History Seminar - 3 credit hours
Includes historical research, intensive reading, discussion of selected historical topics in a seminar setting. Prerequisite: History, humanities or social science major.

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