Graduate History Course List
Seminars in U.S. History
Seminars in Non-U.S. History
All courses are 3 credit hours unless otherwise indicated. All seminars except HY 601 and HY 602 may be taken more than once. Students may take no more than two directed readings (HY 681) courses or internships (HY 682).
HY 612. Seminar in Early America
Topics and issues in the history and historiography of Colonial North America, circa 1500-1775.
HY 613. Seminar in the Civil War Period
Specialized themes and military, political, social and economic developments related to Civil War; particular emphasis on the South, 1860-1865.
HY 614. Seminar in Recent American History
Topics in the politics of modern America.
HY 615. Seminar in American Myths, American Values
Recommended for students teaching at the secondary-education level and for traditional history students alike. Examines the major myths that inform, and that are informed by, traditional American values and how both shape social relationships.
HY 621. Seminar in Southern History to 1877
Subjects ranging from the Antebellum through Reconstruction periods.
HY 622. Seminar in Southern History Since 1877
Subjects pertaining to the New South era.
HY 623. Seminar in Alabama History
Specific social, political, and economic aspects of Alabama history.
HY 631. Seminar: Topics in American History
Historical topics of American history (e.g., conservatism, crime and punishment).
HY 632. Seminar in U.S. Urban History
Topics in urban history.
HY 633. Seminar in American Constitutional and Legal History
Study of major trends and cases in the history of American law, with special emphasis on the interpretation of the American constitution by the Supreme Court.
HY 634. Seminar in American Foreign Relations
Selected topics related to American experience with foreign relations.
HY 635. Seminar in American Social History
A reading and research seminar examining the history of the structure and power of social groups in America.
HY 637. Seminar in U.S. Labor History
Development of labor force and movements in U.S. nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
HY 638. Seminar in Civil Rights History
An analysis of history and historiography of Civil Rights Movement in America since the 19th century.
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HY 639. Seminar in Women's History
An analysis of the changing economic, political, and social roles of women.
HY 641. Seminar in Latin American History
Issues in history of Latin America since the late 18th century: economic development, dependency and popular resistance, role of the Catholic Church, social revolution, and nationalism.
HY 650. Seminar. Topics in European History
HY 651. Seminar in Medieval Europe
Survey of the Middle Ages focusing on society, religion, and culture from 500-1500.
HY 652. Seminar in the Renaissance
Special attention given to the new urban context of society, culture, politics, art, and religion.
HY 653. Seminar in Modern Europe
Reformation to the present; major topics such as society and politics, warfare, religious trends, state building, and industrialization.
HY 654. Seminar in British History
Focuses on a particular period or problem in British history. Reading and discussion of current publications on the topic.
HY 655. Seminar in Russian/Soviet History
Analysis of primary sources and secondary works dealing with political and social history of Imperial Russia or Soviet Union and their successor states.
HY 656. Seminar in French History
Seminar dealing with various periods and issues in the history of France.
HY 671. Seminar in Asian History
Topics in Asian History.
HY 672. Seminar: Topics in World History
Seminar in historical topics of world history.
HY 673. Seminar in World Environmental History
Comparative examination of cultures and their relationship with the natural environment in a modern world context.
HY 674. Seminar in Comparative History
Explores through reading and research varied issues in comparative history; revolution, war, slavery, labor, urbanization, industrialization, nationalism, democratization, and social and cultural topics.
HY 681. Directed Readings in History
Individually designed course of readings in various fields. May be repeated. Only two directed reading courses will count toward degree requirements for history majors.
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. 1, 2, 3, and 6 hours.
HY 682. Internship in Public History
Individually designed program that places students in local historical museums and sites to gain professional experience in public history.
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. 1 to 3 hours.
HY 683. Seminar in Public History
Explores the diverse approaches and methods of presenting history to public audiences, museums, historic sites, architectural preservation, documentary editing, and archival preservation.
HY 693. Special Topics in History
Seminar exploring the historiography of a specialized topic in history.
HY 698. Nonthesis Research
Individual research project. 3-6 hours.
HY 699. Thesis Research
Research culminating in master's thesis in history
Prerequisite: Admission to candidacy. 3-6 hours.
HY 771. Special Projects in History
Prerequisite: Open only to those who hold the M.A. degree. 1-3 hours.
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