History (HST)

HST 501 History of Appalachia3 Credit hours   

This course will explore the historical and historiographical development of Appalachia and the economic, political, and cultural forces that have shaped the lives and communities of mountaineers.

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HST 505 Amer Diplomacy 1900-Pres3 Credit hours   

American foreign relations in the 20th century. The gradual retreat from isolation in the period between World Wars I and II and modern American involvement in international commitments will be stressed.

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HST 506 Tudor & Stuart England3 Credit hours   

A history of England under the Tudors and Stuarts, focusing primarily on demographic, social, cultural, and political developments.

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HST 507 History of Sexuality3 Credit hours   

Examines the history of sexuality in North America in the context of cultural, legal, economic, political, and social history from the 16th century to the present.

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HST 508 History of LGBT Peoples3 Credit hours   

A survey of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender history in the United States from the colonial period to the present.

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HST 509 American Revolution3 Credit hours   

A varied view of the American Revolution and its impact on the American people.

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HST 513 Hist Old South 1492-18603 Credit hours   

The History of the Old South is a study of the political, economic,social, and cultural conditions in the South that led to the development of the South as a distinct section in the United States.

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HST 514 Am Civil War & Reconstruc3 Credit hours   

The course will include a discussion of the economic, political, social, and cultural differences lead- ing to the Civil War, the war itself, and an analysis of the political and economic importance of reconstruction.

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HST 515 Hist New South 1877-Pres3 Credit hours   

The History of the New South is a study of the political, economic, social, and cultural changes in the South after reconstruction that explain conditions in the contemporary South.

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HST 517 U.S. West to 19003 Credit hours   

A study of the social, cultural, political, and economic history of the US West to 1900, along with West's place in our public memory.

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HST 521 Renaissance & Reformation3 Credit hours   

The impact of the Renaissance upon esthetic, economic, and political developments especially in the 15th and 16th centuries. The decline of Catholicism and the growth of the Protestant movement, and the influence of the two movements upon each other is stressed.

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HST 524 US Science & Technology3 Credit hours   

A study of the development and impact of science and techology in the U.S.

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HST 525 European Hist 1814-19143 Credit hours   

A century of European political, economic, and social history. Its relationship to and influence upon the history of other world areas is noted. The impact of imperalistic rivalry is emphasized.

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HST 527 The World at War3 Credit hours   

This course explores the Second World War. It probes the nexus of diplomacy, politics, ideology, military strategy and operations, economics, and technological innovation that generated a truly global "total war."

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HST 528 Intel & Cult Hist Mod Europe3 Credit hours   

A survey of the main currents in European thought and culture in the 19th and 20th centuries.

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HST 530 Soviet Russia and Beyond3 Credit hours   

The rise and fall of the Soviet Union, with emphasis on political and exonomic changes and Soviet foreign policy, and including an examination of the aftermath of the Soviet Union's collapse.

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HST 531 America in the Gilded Age3 Credit hours   

A study of America's transformation from a rural, agrarian nation into an urban, industrial world power, the final destruction of the American Indian, the settlement of the West, and the farmers' revolt.

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HST 534 The Vietnam War3 Credit hours   

A study of the origin and escalation of American involvement in Vietnam, the domestic impact of the war within the United States and the collapse of the South Vietnamese government.

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HST 535 Modern Japan3 Credit hours   

Begins with an overview of nineteenth century Japan and stresses the twentieth century rise of Japan to the position of world power.

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HST 536 Modern China3 Credit hours   

This course will provide an overview of Chinese history in the modern era (1600 to the present), including the major political, cultural, social, and intellectual events and trends of this period.

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HST 537 Intro Public History3 Credit hours   

Introduction to the basic theories, ideas, and approaches to the application of historical theory or methods to projects presented to non-student publics; local and economic development applications and projects emphasized.

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HST 538 Stuff and Things in History3 Credit hours   

This course investigates the rich potential of "things" - objects, landscapes, buildings, household utensils, furniture, foods, works of art, clothing, etc. as sources of insight about American history and culture.

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HST 539 Modern China Through Film3 Credit hours   

Through a combination of film, lectures, discussions, and writings, the course will show how China took its unique path to modernization.

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HST 540 West Virginia History3 Credit hours   

An interdisciplinary study of the state, its people and its institutions within the national context.

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HST 543 20th Century US Women's Hist3 Credit hours   

This course explores the lives and experiences of US women in the 20th century, but always with an eye on power.

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HST 546 Rise of Atlantic World3 Credit hours   

This course considers the expansion of Western Europe, beginning in the early 1400s, to Africa, Latin America, and other parts of the Atlantic world.

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HST 547 Film and Empire3 Credit hours   

This course explores the nature and importance of empire through the reading of key texts and the study of selected films.

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HST 548 British History in Film3 Credit hours   

This course explores selected aspects of British history through the study of films and key texts.

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HST 549 World War I in Film3 Credit hours   

This course explores the origins, course, and meaning of World War I (1914-1918) through the use of selected films and readings.

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HST 553 The Kennedy Assassination3 Credit hours   

This course explores the events surrounding the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

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HST 554 History of Ireland3 Credit hours   

This course covers the history of Ireland from the Middle Ages to the Present.

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HST 558 Spies in History3 Credit hours   

This course explores the role played by spies and espionage in modern history.

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HST 580 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
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HST 581 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
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HST 582 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
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HST 583 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
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HST 585 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   
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HST 586 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   
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HST 587 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   
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HST 588 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   
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HST 600 Methodology3 Credit hours   

A research and writing seminar in which students are taught and must exhibit the skills and methodologies of practicing research historians.

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HST 601 Tudor England 1485-16033 Credit hours   

In this course students will examine in depth several selected themes in Tudor history through reading, class discussions, examinations, and a research paper.

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HST 602 Stuart England 1603-17143 Credit hours   

An analysis of the Social, Intellectual, Economic, Cultural, and Political History of England in the Stuart Century.

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HST 605 Social & Econ Prob Am Col3 Credit hours   

A study of the English colonies America with emphasis on slavery, minorities, and social and economic change.

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HST 607 Prob Eur Hist 1890-19233 Credit hours   

An analysis of the politics, diplomacy and military strategy of the period of the First World War. Special emphasis is given to the origin of the war, the war itself, the peace settlement and the Russian Revolution and its aftermath.

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HST 610 Readings in History2-3 Credit hours   

Readings in topics fitted to the need of the individual student. They may deal with any graduate area. This course is ordinarily restricted to off-campus students and is used sparingly.

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HST 632 Seminar in Reconstruction3 Credit hours   

A reading and research course in which each student investi- gates a specific issue related to the reunification of the nation after the Civil War.

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HST 633 Prob Amer Hist 1877-19173 Credit hours   

A research course in which the student probes a selected problem within the chronological span, 1877-1917.

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HST 634 Prob Amer Hist Since 19173 Credit hours   

A research course in which a student probes a selected problem within the period since 1917.

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HST 635 Oral/Local History Seminar3 Credit hours   

The course examines the field of oral history. Students will apply oral history methodology and other primary source documentation in researching a local topic. ques, the interview, processing of tapes, release form, ethics, and how to write grant proposals.

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HST 636 Seminar in Women's Hst3 Credit hours   

A reading and research course in which the student investigates selected topics related to the history of women in America or Europe.

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HST 640 Archives and Special Coll3 Credit hours   

The seminar will introduce the student to current practices and procedures used in the creation of archives and manuscript collections through extensive hands-on work, including the physical processing of a manuscript collection. The emphasis will be improvement of the student's historical research skills.

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HST 650 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

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HST 651 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

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HST 679 Problem Report1-3 Credit hours   
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HST 680 Public History Internship1-6 Credit hours   

Internship in an approved setting in Public History, Archives, Museum, Oral History, or Historical Preservation. Interns will be supervised by on-site staff and History Faculty.

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HST 681 Thesis1-6 Credit hours   
Attributes: No Textbook Required
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