History

Historians interpret human experiences, achievements, and shortcomings. An understanding of the past is essential for the truly liberal education. History encompasses the growth of political organizations; the development of economic, social, and religious institutions; and the course of literary, cultural, and intellectual movements. Specialization in history illuminates the origins of our present world and prepares the student with research, writing, and analytical skills. A degree in history opens avenues to careers in business, government, and teaching, as well as to graduate and professional schools.

Besides the baccalaureate in history, history courses are an integral part of the program leading to a teaching certificate in social studies.

 

Bachelor of Arts in History (36 hours total)

Required History Core (12 hours)

Course                                                    Title                                                                                 Hours Required

HIST 1213                                             Ancient Civilizations                                                                    3

HIST 1223                                             Medieval & Early Modern Civilizations                                            3

HIST 1233                                             Modern Civilizations                                                                    3

HIST 4233                                             Seminar*                                                                                   3

 

Plus History Electives (choose 24 hours):                                        

HIST 1103                                            Oklahoma History                                                                        3

HIST 2880                                            Special Topics*                                                                            1-3

HIST 2900                                            Workshop*                                                                                 1-3

HIST 2990                                            Tutorial*                                                                                     1-3

HIST 3223                                            Russian History                                                                            3

HIST 3563                                            The Mediterranean World from Constantine to the Crusades             3

HIST 3663                                            Colonial & Revolutionary America to 1789                                       3

HIST 3773                                            The United States, 1789-1877                                                       3

HIST 3883                                            The United States, 1877-1945                                                       3

HIST 3993                                            Contemporary United States, 1945 to Present                                 3

HIST 4333                                            Classical Greece                                                                           3

HIST 4343                                            The Hellenistic World & Early Christianity                                        3

HIST 4353                                            The Roman Republic                                                                    3

HIST 4403                                            History of England & France, 1515-1815                                         3

HIST 4503                                            Ideology & Mass Culture in the Modern World                                 3

HIST 4880                                            Special Topics*                                                                            1-3

HIST 4900                                            Workshop*                                                                                  1-3

HIST 4990                                            Tutorial*                                                                                     1-3

*May be repeated for total of 6 hours

Foreign Language Requirement (8 hours): Two sequential elementary courses, such as FREN 1104-1114 or SPAN 1104-1114, or by passing a proficiency exam.

Recommended for Graduate School: Four sequential courses in a foreign language.

Teacher Certification in Social Studies

This program qualifies individuals for an Oklahoma teaching license and teaching social studies in grades 6-12. For a program checklist for teacher certification in social studies, students should consult the social studies education advisor.

Required Professional Education Core (34 hours)                                  

Required Social Studies Core (42 hours):

Course                                                    Title                                                                                 Hours Required

Hist 1103                                               Oklahoma History                                                                      3

Hist 1213                                               Ancient Civilizations                                                                   3

Hist 1223                                               Medieval & Early Modern Civilizations                                           3

HIST 1233                                             Modern Civilizations                                                                    3

Hist 3663                                               Colonial & Revolutionary America to 1789                                     3

HIST 3773                                             The United States, 1789-1877                                                      3

HIST 3883                                             The United States, 1877-1945                                                      3

HIST 3993                                             Contemporary United States, 1945 to Present                                3

SocI 1123                                              General Sociology                                                                       3

Psci 2343                                               Government of the United States                                                  3

Econ 2113                                              Principles of Macroeconomics                                                       3

Econ 2123                                              Principles of Microeconomics                                                        3

Geog 1103                                             Principles of Human Geography                                                    3

OR

Geog 2203                                             Nature of Geographic Problems                                                     3

OR

GEOG 3303                                            Political Geography of the Modern World                                        3

Plus Electives in Social Studies                                                                                                                   3

 

Minor in History

18 hours of history courses to be selected with approval of advisor

COURSE LISTINGS in HISTORY (HIST)

1103       OKLAHOMA HISTORY
              General survey of historical, political, and cultural development of Oklahoma. 3 hours.

1213       ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS
              General survey of both western and non-western, early civilizations. 3 hours

1223       MEDIEVAL & EARLY MODERN CIVILIZATIONS
              Examines the cultural, religious, and political history of the medieval world and early modern world. 3 hours

1233       MODERN CIVILIZATIONS
              Examines the development of modern nations in Western Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas. 3 hours

2880       SPECIAL TOPICS
              Special topics in history. 1-3 hours (may be repeated for total of 6 hours).

2900       WORKSHOP
              Guided study in history under faculty supervision; various topics and methods of instruction.  1-3 hours (may be
              repeated for total of 6 hours with change in title and topic).

2990       TUTORIAL
              Independent study in history under faculty supervision. 1-3 hours (may be repeated for total of 6 hours with
              change in title and content).

3223       RUSSIAN HISTORY
              The course is a political, cultural, and economic history of Russia from the medieval period to the fall of the Soviet
              Union. 3 hours

3563       THE MEDITERRANEAN WORLD FROM CONSTANTINE TO THE CRUSADES
              This course focuses on the cultural, religious, and political development of the Mediterranean World from the reign
              of the Emperor Constantine to the Crusades by examining the development of the three great Mediterranean
              Civilizations (Byzantine, Islamic, and Western) that formed during this period and the interactions among these
              civilizations.

3663       COLONIAL AND REVOLUTIONARY AMERICA TO 1789
              European backgrounds and colonization; social, religious, and intellectual institutions; social evolution and conflict;
              revolutionary motives and tactics; constitutional formulation and ratification. 3 hours. Prerequisite: IDS 2133 or
              equivalent.

3773       THE UNITED STATES, 1789-1877
              Constitutional and party issues of the Federal period; American frontiers; Jacksonian politics; social, economic,
              religious, and reform concerns of the antebellum era; sectionalism and the Civil War; Reconstruction and post-war
              racial adjustments. 3 hours. Prerequisite: IDS 2133 or equivalent.

3883       THE UNITED STATES, 1877-1945
              Industrialization and its impact; organization of labor and farmers; reform movements and political parties;
              overseas expansion and World War I; cultural and political dissent; the 1920s; the Great Depression; and World
              War II. 3 hours. Prerequisite: IDS 2143 or equivalent.

3993       CONTEMPORARY UNITED STATES, 1945 TO PRESENT
              Origins and course of the Cold War; domestic life and loyalty campaigns of the 1950s; civil rights, Black power,
              and women’s issues; the Indochina war and debate; American counterculture; Watergate; economics, politics, and
              culture of the '70s and '80s. 3 hours. Prerequisite: IDS 2143 or equivalent.

4233       SEMINAR
              Required of all history majors:  methods of historical research and writing; selected writings of representative
              historians; preparation of research papers on assigned topics. 3 hours (may be repeated for total of 6 hours).

4333       CLASSICAL GREECE
              Examines the cultural and political development and ultimate decline of the city-states of Classical Greece with
              particular attention placed on the city-states of Athens and Sparta. 3 hours

4343       THE HELLENISTIC WORLD & EARLY CHRISTIANITY
              Examines the religious, cultural, philosophical and political environment of the Mediterranean World from the 
              death of Alexander the Great in 323 BC to the Fall of the Roman Empire. 3 hours

4353       THE ROMAN REPUBLIC
              Examines Roman history and culture through the end of the Roman Republic.  The course explores Experiences of
              the Romans by focusing on government, values; religious, social and political concerns; philosophical
              achievements; and creative expressions.

4403       HISTORY OF ENGLAND & FRANCE, 1515-1815
              Course examines the cultural, economic, and political development of England and France from approximately
              1515 to 1815. 3 hours

4503       IDEOLOGY & MASS CULTURE IN THE MODERN WORLD
              Course examines the development of mass culture and key political ideologies in the modern world from the
              French Revolution to the present. 3 hours

4763       TEACHING SOCIAL STUDIES IN THE SECONDARY SCHOOL
              Problems of teaching social studies; curriculum-making; evaluation of textbooks, library, and other social studies
              material; methods of classroom procedure. 3 hours (education credit only). Prerequisite: admission to Teacher
              Education.

4880       SPECIAL TOPICS
              Special topics in history. 1-3 hours (may be repeated for total of 6 hours).

4900       WORKSHOP
              Related topics and problems in history. 1-3 hours (may be repeated for total of 6 hours with change in title and
              content).

4990       TUTORIAL
              Independent study in history under faculty supervision. 1-3 hours (may be repeated for total of 6 hours with       
              change in title and content).