History Course Descriptions

1513 UNITED STATES HISTORY TO 1876
Survey of United States history from discovery to 1876.
1523 UNITED STATES HISTORY SINCE 1876
Survey of United States history from 1876 to present.
2001 INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCH
A survey of the rudimentary search tools, forms of style, and logical developments of historical research and writing.
2523 OKLAHOMA HISTORY AND GOVERNMENT
Survey course in the formation of Oklahoma and Indian Territories and the coming of statehood.
2713 EARLY WORLD CIVILIZATIONS
Ancient civilizations in their cultural, political and economic aspects.
2723 MODERN WORLD CIVILIZATIONS
A survey of transitions of world societies from traditional to modern institutions.
2980 HISTORICAL SITE STUDIES
An integrated academic and experiential study of the culture, institutions, and people of selected historical sites. (3 credit hour maximum)
3013 MODERN EAST ASIA
Survey of the rise, decline, and development of modern Chinese and Japanese civilizations.
3513 UNITED STATES SOCIAL AND CULTURAL HISTORY
Development of institutions and culture in the United States from the colonial era to the present, with particular emphasis on intellectual history and the role of women in the United States.
3523 ECONOMIC HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES
The history of the economic development in the United States.
3533 AMERICAN WEST
Study of the exploration, conquest, and development of the American West in the 19th century.
3563 AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY
Detailed survey of the contributions of African-Americans from the colonial era to the present, with particular emphasis on the development and nature of slavery, and the struggle for equal rights.
3573 NATIVE AMERICAN HISTORY
A study of pre-Columbian to present day Native American history.
3583 AMERICAN ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY
This course explores the role of the natural world in the formation and development of American society, culture, and politics. Emphasis is given to the importance of natural resources and the evolution of national perceptions and policies regarding the environment.
3613 MEXICO
Survey course from discovery and conquest of Mexico to present.
3623 ARGENTINA, BRAZIL, & CHILE
Survey of three of the most important of South American nations from discovery and conquest through present.
3713 ANCIENT WORLD
Study of the social, political, and cultural life of the ancient Near East, Greece, and Rome.
3723 ENGLAND TO 1689
Political, economic, cultural, and constitutional development of England from earliest times to 1689.
3733 ENGLAND SINCE 1689
Political, constitutional, economic and social development of England from the reign of William and Mary to the present.
3753 RUSSIA SINCE 1815
Russian civilization from 1815 to the present. Emphasis upon the corruption of imperial social institutions, the Revolutions of 1917, and the rise and fall of the Soviet Union.
3793 CULTURAL HISTORY OF THE WEST
A survey of the major developments in Western Culture from Antiquity to the Early Modern Period.
3813 HISTORY OF AFRICA
This course serves as a concentrated survey of African history from the dawn of civilization to the present, excluding only Ancient Egypt.
4513 COLONIAL AMERICAS, 1492-1763
An analysis of the formative period of colonial history in North America until the eve of the American Independence movement, encompassing: Exploration and Discovery, Settlement, and colonial society, culture, and politics until the conclusion of the French and Indian War.
4523 FOUNDING FATHERS AND THE COMMON MAN, 1763-1848
An examination of the political and cultural history of the United States from the struggle for Independence, the formation of a strong Federal Government, until Jacksonian Democracy.
4533 CIVIL WAR AND RECONSTRUCTION, 1848-1877
Background, conduct, and consequences of the Civil War, and an analysis of the problems of Reconstruction.
4543 GOSPELS OF NATIONALISM AND IMPERIALISM, 1877-1919
Society and culture from 1877 to 1919, with investigation of causes and results of imperialism.
4553 FLAPPERS, THE GREAT DEPRESSION, & WWII, 1919-1945
Politics, culture, and economics of the United States between the wars. Special attention given to the Great Depression and coming of WWII.
4563 CONTEMPORARY U.S. HISTORY, 1945-PRESENT
Detailed analysis of most outstanding characteristics of contemporary society.
4593 UNITED STATES DIPLOMATIC HISTORY
History of foreign policy of United States from revolutionary period to the present.
4613 LATIN AMERICA-COLONIAL PERIOD
Latin American history from discovery and exploration to national revolutions.
4623 LATIN AMERICA-NATIONAL PERIOD
Latin American history from the national revolutions to the present.
4713 BARBARIANS, CRUSADERS, AND PLAGUE:EUROPE 500-1300
The disintegration of the Medieval forms of life in Europe, and the transformation of intellectual and institutional ideas to 1300.
4723 MONARCHS, MINISTERS, & MERCHANTS:EUROPE 1300-1600
An examination of the economic, political, and socio-cultural developments in Europe during the 14th, 15th, 16th and early 17th centuries--emphasizing Renaissance and Reformation thought, the rise of Nation-states, and the birth of the Scientific Revolution.
4743 KINGS, PEASANTS, AND REVOLTS:EUROPE 1660-1815
An examination of the intellectual, political, and socio-cultural developments in Europe during the Age of Reason and Enlightenment--emphasizing Absolutism, the Enlightenment, and revolutionary and Napoleonic France.
4753 GOD, GUNS AND GLORY:EUROPE, 1815-1919
An examination of the domestic and international ramifications of Europe's transition from a traditional to a modern society.
4763 BLOOD AND FREEDOM: THE STRUGGLE FOR MODERN EUROPE
An analysis of modern Europe's maturation and the roles totalitarianism, democracy and hper-nationalism played in two world wars, a Cold War and European Unification.
4773 PIRACY AND EMPIRE: ATLANTIC WORLD, 1400-1715
An examination of the economic, political and socio-cultural developments of the competition for the Atlantic World at sea--emphasizing the rise of trade, piracy, and conflict between English, Dutch, Portuguese, and Spanish maritime empires.
4793 GLOBAL HISTORY
A study of major governmental, economic, cultural, religious and military trends, from prehistory to the present, using primary sources.
4953 HISTORICAL RESEARCH AND WRITING (CAPSTONE)
The senior capstone experience is required of all Social Studies majors. This research seminar, normally taken in the last year of enrollment, has been approved by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education as a part of Southeastern Oklahoma State University's assessment plan. In the capstone, emphasis is placed on the principles of historical research, the organization of materials, and the discussion of various writing styles.
4960 DIRECTED READING
Supervised reading in area selected in consultation with professor directing.
4970 SPECIAL STUDIES
Supervised research or project selected with advice of professor.
4980 SEMINAR
Research or reading seminar on topic announced by department.
5960 DIRECTED READINGS
Individual studies in history determined by the professor.
5970 SPECIAL STUDIES
An intensive study of a particular aspect of history determined by the needs of the student as identified by the professor.
5990 HISTORICAL RESEARCH, WRITING, AND/OR THESIS
Historical research, writing, and/or thesis.