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Graduate Course Offerings

For University-wide graduate courses, please choose a graduate catalog.

HIST 500 The Nature of History (3-0-3) (F).
Analysis of what historians do and how the discipline has developed over time. Examines the major controversies over method and interpretation. Oral and written participation and a major paper are required. PREREQ: Admission to History graduate program of PERM/INST or PER/GRAD COORD.

HIST 501 The Study of History (3-0-3) (S).
Critical analyses of historical scholarship and source materials on a selected broad topic in global history. Emphasis placed upon honing professional skills, class discussion, historiography, and the nature of historical research. PREREQ: Admission to History graduate program or PERM/INST or PERM/GRAD COORD.

HIST 502 Applied Historical Research (3-0-3) (S).
A seminar on the use and abuse of history in nonacademic settings. Potential topics include the application of historical thinking and methods in foreign policy, business history, city planning, historic preservation, environmental assessment, library and archives, historic sites, and museums. PREREQ: Admission to the graduate program or PERM/CHAIR.

HIST 580 Selected Topics: Graduate Seminar in European History (3-0-3) (F/S/SU).
Critical analyses of source materials and historical scholarship on topics of restricted scope in European history. Emphases placed upon student reports, class discussions, individual research on relevant topics and the writing of historical papers. PREREQ: Admission to graduate program or PERM/CHAIR.

HIST 581 Selected Topics: Graduate Seminar in U.S. History (3-0-3) (F/S/SU).
Critical analyses of source materials and historical scholarship on topics of restricted scope in U.S. History. Emphases placed upon student reports, class discussions, individual research on relevant topics and the writing of historical papers. PREREQ: Admission to graduate program or PERM/CHAIR.

HIST 582 Selected Topics: Graduate Seminar in Regional History (3-0-3) (F/S/SU).
Critical analyses of source materials and historical scholarship on topics of restricted scope in Regional history. Emphases placed upon student reports, class discussions, individual research on relevant topics and the writing of historical papers. PREREQ: Admission to the graduate program or PERM/CHAIR.

HIST 585 Selected Topics: Themes in History (3-0-3) (F/S/SU).
Critical analyses of historical scholarship and source materials on a selected topic in history. Emphases placed upon analyzing scholarship, class discussion, and the nature of historical research. Intensive reading and writing. May be repeated for credit. PRE/COREQ: HIST 500 or Admission to History graduate program or PERM/INST.