HST (History)

 

 

HST 1013 Western Civilization I

Three hours

A survey of the origins and development of Western civilization in its global context to the early Renaissance.

Offered each semester

 

HST 1023 Western Civilization II

Three hours

A survey of the development of Western civilization in its global context from the early Renaissance to the present.

Offered each semester

 

HST 1083 Honors: Western Civilization I

Three hours

A survey of the origins and development of Western civilization in its global context to the early Renaissance, focusing on major issues and enduring human questions as they are addressed in the Great Texts of these societies. Prerequisite: admission to the Honors Program or permission of the Honors Committee.

Offered fall semester

 

HST 1093 Honors: Western Civilization II

Three hours

A survey of the development of Western civilization in its global context from the Renaissance, focusing on major issues and enduring human questions as they are addressed in the Great Texts of these societies.  Prerequisite: admission to the Honors Program or permission of the Honors Committee.

Offered spring semester

 

HST 2111 Selected Topics: Language Lab

One hour

A rudimentary introduction to a language of interest, designed to enrich historical study of a particular era. Possible offerings include Egyptian Hieroglyphics, Greek, Roman inscriptions, Medieval Latin, Anglo-Saxon, and Romance and Celtic languages.

Offered spring semester

 

HST 2112 Selected Topics: Great Books

Two hours

A two-hour course devoted to a single great work or author. Examples of the kinds of works focused on: Aristotle's Nichomachean Ethics; Booker T. Washington, Up from Slavery; The Federalist Papers; Tocqueville's Democracy in America.

Offered spring semester

 

HST 2113 United States History to 1865

Three hours

A survey of American political, social, and economic history from the colonial era through the Civil War.

Offered fall semester (odd-numbered years)

 

HST 2123 United States History since 1865

Three hours

A survey of American political, social, and economic history from the reconstruction era to the present.

Offered spring semester (even-numbered years)

 

HST 2153 Twentieth Century World History

Three hours

A study of major political, economic, and military trends of the twentieth century.

Offered spring semester (odd-numbered years)

 

HST 2213 Study of History

Three hours

A course that introduces students to the skills needed for historical study, as well as to historiographical topics and challenges.

Offered fall semester (even-numbered years)

 

HST 2243 Middle Ages

Three hours

A study of medieval Europe with an emphasis on the role of the Celts, Germanic tribes, and the Church in shaping medieval society, culture, and intellectual life.

Offered spring semester (even-numbered years)

 

HST 2323 Poverty and Welfare in American History

Three hours

A study of poverty and welfare in American history from the colonial period to the present. Particular attention is paid to the theology of poverty in the American context.

Offered spring semester (even-numbered years)

 

HST 2413 Arkansas History

Three hours

A study of the political, social, and economic development of Arkansas from the eras of exploration and early statehood to the present. Major themes include the Civil War and Reconstruction, segregation and disenfranchisement, the one-party experience, progressivism, the struggle for democracy, and civil rights. Meets state requirements for elementary and secondary teachers.

Offered fall semester

 

HST 2523 Classical World

Three hours

A study of the ancient Western world from the development of Greece to the fall of the Roman Empire. The military, social, and political consequences of Greek and Roman rule are considered.

Offered fall semester (odd-numbered years)

 

HST 3253 British Empire

Three hours

A study of the origins, development, rise, and decline of the British Empire from the early modern period to the present. Attention is devoted to British activity in the Caribbean, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, North America, and Europe.

Offered fall semester (odd-numbered years)

 

HST 3263 Slavery and Race in American History

Three hours

A study of the development of American slavery in comparative context as well as the ongoing effects of slavery on American race relations. Topics include the development of the slave systems of the Atlantic world and United States and the relationship between slavery and the development of ideas of race in the U.S.

Offered fall semester (odd-numbered years)

 

HST 3273 America at War

Three hours

A study of the causes, course, and consequences of various American Wars.  The course's focus will change, one time (for example) emphasizing the insurgent wars in the Philippines, Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan, another time focusing on war and the development of the U.S. in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

Offered fall semester (even-numbered years)

 

HST 3313 Second World War

Three hours

A study of the causes, course, and consequences of the Second World War.  Special attention is given to the Nazi regime and to the experience of frontline combatants.

Offered spring semester (odd-numbered years)

 

HST 3411, 3412, 3413 Selected Topics

One to three hours

Selected topics in history are considered. Examples include Renaissance Europe, American Founding, American West, and Nazi Germany. Prerequisite: consent of the History Department.

Offered upon sufficient request

 

HST 3423 Leaders in History

Three hours

A study of leaders, well-known and lesser known, in their historical contexts. The efforts of leaders in business, politics, social and cultural movements, and warfare are examined. Consideration is given to success and failure, personality strengths and flaws, and leadership characteristics and styles.

Offered upon sufficient request

 

HST 3433 History of the Middle East, 600-1800

Three hours

A study of the major political, religious, and social forces that shaped life in the Middle East from the time of Muhammad to the early modern period. Special attention is given to the development of the Islamic tradition and the interactions between Muslims, Jews, and Christians.

Offered fall semester (even-numbered years)

 

HST 3443 The Modern Middle East

Three hours

An examination of the political and social environment of the Middle East from the beginning of the nineteenth century to the present. Topics that will be discussed include European colonization, the Ottoman Empire, Arab nationalism, the Arab-Israeli Conflict, the rise of the Islamist movement, and the U.S. involvement in the Gulf War.  Meets the Global Studies requirement of the Core Curriculum.

Offered spring semester (odd-numbered years)

 

HST 3463 African Civilization to 1850

Three hours

A study of the development of Africa to 1850. Attention is given to Africa in the global context. Areas of inquiry include Islam in Africa, sub-Saharan "stateless" societies, the slave trade, and colonization in South Africa.

Offered fall semester (even-numbered years)

 

HST 3473 African Civilization since 1850

Three hours

A study of the development of Africa since 1850. Topics include colonial ideology and rule, independence movements and African nationalism, post-colonial culture and politics, inter-and intra-state conflict, and contemporary issues in Africa.  Meets the Global Studies requirement of the Core Curriculum.

Offered spring semester (odd-numbered years)

HST 3513 Introduction to Museum Studies

Three hours

An introduction to the educational, curatorial, exhibitions, public relations, and research missions of museums. Topics of discussion include organizational structure, curatorial management, records and material care, and the role of museums in community life. This course offers trips to art and history museums.

Offered fall semester (odd-numbered years)

HST 4313 Internship in Museum Studies

Three hours

Practical experience working under the guidance of a qualified professional in a field related to museum studies. Each semester hour represents 45 hours of service. Prerequisite: HST 3513.

Offered each semester

 

HST 4511, 4512, 4513 Independent Study

One to three hours

Supervised study of topics of special interest to the student and professor.

Offered upon sufficient request

 

HST 4613 Seminar in History

Three hours

The course brings psychological, philosophical, and theological reflections to bear on the study of history. All students will write a sophisticated research paper between 15-25 pages in length. Prerequisite: junior/senior standing or consent of History Department.

Offered spring semester (even-numbered years)