Other History Courses

HIST 1750 Disasters in History
Disasters have taken many forms in human history, from earthquakes, fires, tsunamis and hurricanes to famine and epidemic disease. Nor should we forget man-made tragedies such as the terrorist attacks on 9/11 or the devastation produced by a combination of human and technological failures, such as the explosions at Chernobyl and Bhopal or the more recent BP oil spill just off of our own coast. Disasters are an important focus for historical inquiry for quite varied reasons. This is a unique course. It will be team-taught by 12 professors. Each professor will teach a 1-week unit on a historical disaster related to their area of specialization. In addition to an excellent learning experience, you will get to sample the teaching of more than half of the faculty members in the History Department.

HIST 1910 Special Topics in History 
Special topics in history that allow for the introductory study of broad chronological and geographical themes that are not suitable to courses offered under subdisciplines as HISA, HISB, HISC, HISE, HISL, HISM or HISU.                                                  

HIST 2910 Special Topics in History
 
Courses offered by visiting professors or permanent faculty. For description, consult the department.
Notes: For specific offering, see the Schedule of Classes.                               

HIST 3910 Special Topics in History
Courses offered by visiting professors or permanent faculty. For description, consult the department.
Notes: For specific offering, see the Schedule of Classes.                   

HIST 4004 Markets, Money, and Trade in Pre-Industrial Economies

This course takes a comparative approach to major issues in the economies of imperial Rome, and the Early Modern European overseas empires. The topics include an introduction to the main features of the these two pre-industrial macro-economies, and then a series of topics that are of interest to both students of history and business majors. Students will also gain knowledge of the sources and historical methods for the study of these economies, many of which differ from those of the modern era. Stress is on analysis and writing, and so the ability of a student to assimilate and synthesize data into coherent essays.                                    

HIST 4570 Internship Studies
An experiential learning process coupled with pertinent academic course work. Open only to juniors and seniors in good standing. Pre-requistites: Approval of instructor and department.                        

HIST 4920 Independent Studies
Qualified students may arrange for independent study with approval of an instructor (dependent upon area of study) and their faculty adviser. Details of each student's program will vary, but all will involve some combination of readings, oral reports, and written work.
Notes: Only one course of 4910 or 4920 is accepted toward a major in history.
Pre-requistites: Departmental approval.

HIST 6910 Special Topics in History
Courses offered by visiting professors or permanent faculty. For description, consult the department.
Notes: For specific offering, see the Schedule of Classes