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)

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):

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

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).