Jan 22, 2022  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Courses


 

History

  
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    HIST 1100:Introduction to World History

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    An overview of world history that provides an introduction to the origin and development of the world’s societies and their political, cultural, and economic traditions.

    Notes: The course uses a global approach to world history
  
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    HIST 1111:Pre-Modern World History

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    This course is a survey of world history to early modern times. The course examines the political, economic, social, and cultural history of the world with a focus on connections and interactions.

  
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    HIST 1112:Modern World History

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    This course is a survey of world history from early modern times to the present. The course examines themes, events, trends, institutions, and ideas with a focus on global connections and interactions.

  
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    HIST 2111:United States History to 1877

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    This course explores major themes in the social, cultural, political, and economic history of the peoples of North America to 1877. Topics include the intersections of cultures in colonial America, the origin and development of the American republic, the evolution of democratic ideas and institutions, western expansion, slavery, sectional conflict, and emancipation and its aftermath.

  
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    HIST 2112:United States History Since 1877

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    This course examines the major themes in the social, cultural, political, and economic history of the United States since 1877, the multicultural nature of contemporary U.S. civilization, and the nation’s role in the global arena.

  
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    HIST 2206:Origins of Great Traditions

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: HIST 1100 , HIST 1111 , or HIST 1112  
    This course is a systematic examination of five centers of civilization in Afro-Eurasia during their defining moments. The course focuses on the historical contexts that gave rise to China’s classical philosophies, India’s transcendental world-view, the Judaeo-Christian-Islamic synthesis, African mythoreligious systems of thought, and Latin-European culture in the West. The course’s content emphasizes cross-cultural influences and connections.

  
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    HIST 3100:Historical Methods

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Must have earned at least 30 credit hours.
    This course introduces students to historical inquiry as a conversation about the past. It surveys methods, concepts, and frameworks relevant to the discipline. Students engage in the close reading of scholarly historical work, learn and practice a variety of research methods, and analyze historical sources. Students cultivate good scholarly practices and habits of mind that will benefit them in future courses. Students should take this course during the second semester of the sophomore year.

  
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    HIST 3271:Introduction to History Education

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Permission of Program Coordinator, HIST 1111 HIST 1112 , HIST 2111 , HIST 2112 , and EDUC 2110 
    This reading and writing-intensive course introduces fundamental approaches, methods, and concepts relevant to the discipline of history, historical thinking, and teaching American history. Teacher candidates engage in reading and analyzing scholarly works, learn and practice basic research methods, examine contemporary debates and developments in history and history education, contextualize and plan lessons that engage secondary students in studying history. This course also includes a field component.

  
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    HIST 3304:History of Georgia

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Must have earned at least 30 credit hours.
    A consideration of Georgia’s political, economic, social, and cultural development from the colonial period to the present. Topics include the cultures of indigenous peoples, the Spanish in Georgia, the founding of a British colony, the Revolution, Indian removal, antebellum society, the Civil War, Reconstruction, the New South era, the rise and decline of the cotton economy, race relations, and post-World War II prosperity and problems.

  
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    HIST 3305:The World Since 1945

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Must have earned at least 30 credit hours.
    A survey of major themes in world history since 1945, this course focuses on sociocultural and intellectual developments in addition to the traditional concerns with political and economic relations. Particular emphasis is given to great power relations, the role of the middle powers, and North-South relations as well as the interactions between Western and non-Western cultures in the context of increasing globalization.

  
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    HIST 3310:The Old South

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Must have earned at least 30 credit hours.
    This course will be an exploration of the American South from the colonial period to the end of the Civil War. While major political and economic events will be an important part of the course, such events grow out of the ordeals of ordinary people. Therefore, close attention will be paid to the experiences of men and women – white, black, and Native American – from all social classes whose lives created a unique society known as the Old South.

  
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    HIST 3311:The New South

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Must have earned at least 30 credit hours.
    The South’s social, political, and economic development from 1865. Emphasizes Reconstruction, the “New South Creed,” race relations, industrialization, and the region’s changing role in national affairs.

  
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    HIST 3325:Introduction to Public History

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Must have earned at least 30 credit hours.
    The course exposes students to how Americans think about the past, as well as its commemoration and public presentation. Special focus will be placed on the ways in which historians transfer their writing, research, and analytical skills to professions outside of academia. Major subfields and professions within public history are examined as are the current issues and controversies within the field.

  
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    HIST 3326:Historic Preservation

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Must have earned at least 30 credit hours.
    Examines the history, theories, and methods of historic preservation. Students are exposed to such activities as renovation approaches for historic architecture, neighborhood and downtown revitalization, and heritage tourism, as well as the social and ethical issues swirling around preservation. Students are also introduced to the “tools” of preservation, including tax incentives, historic inventories, HABS/HAER, the National Register of Historic Places, and the National Trust’s Teaching with Historic Places.

  
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    HIST 3327:Architectural History

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Must have earned at least 30 credit hours.
    The course introduces students to vernacular and high-style architecture and its relationship to social, political, and economic forces. The focus will be on the forms, spaces, and stylistic traits of historic architecture, how architecture has evolved through the years, how technological evolutions and innovations have influenced architecture, and what the built environment reveals about public and private life. The geographic focus of the course can change, depending upon the instructor and the needs of the department.

  
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    HIST 3328:Introduction to Archives and Records Management

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Must have earned at least 30 credit hours.
    This course introduces the student to the archival and records management professions, principles, practices, and legai/ethical challenges. In addition, students hands-on experience working with sample collections and original materials.
     

  
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    HIST 3331:History of Religion in the U.S.

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Must have earned at least 30 credit hours.
    A survey of religious history in the United States, with special emphasis on beliefs and institutions and their social and cultural context.

  
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    HIST 3333:African American History to 1865

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Must have earned at least 30 credit hours.
    A history of the people of African descent in the United States, from the African beginnings to 1865. The course will emphasize the forced migration of Africans, their experiences under plantation slavery, their resistance and emancipation, and their contributions to American society.

  
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    HIST 3334:The Africans in the Diaspora

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Must have earned at least 30 credit hours.
    A survey of the activities and experiences of African people who live outside the continent from the earliest times to the present. This course examines the migration of Africans to Eurasia, Oceania, and the Americas, and gives special attention to the slave trade across the Sahara Desert and the Atlantic and Indian Oceans; the comparative experience of Africans in slavery in the Middle East and the Americas; emancipation and the process of racial and national integration; and the economic, political, and cultural contributions of Africans in the Diaspora.

  
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    HIST 3335:African American History, 1865 to Present

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Must have earned at least 30 credit hours.
    A history of African Americans in the United States since emancipation. The course emphasizes the struggles waged by African Americans to achieve racial equality and full citizenship in the United States, and the social, cultural, political, and economic forces that have shaped the African American community. Special attention is given to the men and women who led the struggle, the ideas and ideals which inspired and dominated each phase of the struggle, and the movements and institutions which were created in the process.

  
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    HIST 3340:U.S. Military Experience

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Must have earned at least 30 credit hours.
    A survey of the development of the American military and its role in U.S. and world history. The course will emphasize the political, economic, and social importance of the military and its role in integrating U.S. society as well as the evolution of strategy, operations and tactics and their use in warfare.

  
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    HIST 3341:Women in U.S. History and Culture

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Must have earned at least 30 credit hours.
    Focuses on the social, economic, political, cultural, and religious experiences of American women of various racial, ethnic, and religious backgrounds from the Colonial period to the present.

  
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    HIST 3350:England to 1688

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Must have earned at least 30 credit hours.
    A survey of English history from the earliest time to 1688. The course emphasizes political, cultural, and social developments between the Norman conquest and the transformation of England into a constitutional monarchy by the Glorious Revolution.

  
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    HIST 3351:Modern England

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Must have earned at least 30 credit hours.
    English history from 1689. The course emphasizes the rise of parliamentary government, the importance of the British Empire, and the social, cultural, and economic ideas that have made England and much of the English-speaking world what they are today.

  
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    HIST 3357:Africans in Asia

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Must have earned at least 30 credit hours.
    A survey of the history of people of African descent in Asia from the African beginnings to the present. The course evaluates the historical significance of the African presence in the Middle East, India, Southeast Asia, and China. It emphasizes the historical contacts and connection between Africa and Asia, the forced migration of Africans in the age of Islamic expansion and imperialism, the comparative experiences of Africans in bondage and freedom, and their integration into the host societies.

  
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    HIST 3358:Africans in Latin America and the Caribbean

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Must have earned at least 30 credit hours.
    A history of the people of African descent in Latin America, the Caribbean, and the United States, from the African beginnings to 1888. The course will examine the forced migration of Africans; their roles in the conquest and settlement of Spanish America, Brazil, and the West Indies; and their comparative experiences under plantation slavery. It will emphasize their resistance and emancipation, and their contributions to the development of the multiracial character of Latin American and Caribbean societies.

  
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    HIST 3361:Themes in Slavic and Eastern European Studies

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Must have earned at least 30 credit hours.
    This course is an introduction to the history, politics, arts, and culture of Slavic and Eastern Europe with a concentration on the last two centuries and contemporary events. After a brief historical survey, students examine prominent themes such as nationalism, ethnicity, state-building, and imperialism. Many themes are analyzed using examples from the arts, popular culture, music, and literature.

  
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    HIST 3366:History of Mexico and Central America

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Must have earned at least 30 credit hours. 
    Examines the Mesoamerican pre-classic civilizations, the Aztec Empire and the Maya kingdoms, the Spanish conquest and establishment of New Spain, and the independent nation-states of Mexico and Central America. Themes include Spanish colonialism, the Indian struggle for justice, modern nation-state building, and relations with the United States.

  
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    HIST 3367:History of Brazil

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite:  Must have earned at least 30 credit hours.
    A study of Brazil, to include the Native American period, Portuguese colonialism, the Empire of Brazil, and Brazil in the 20th century. Major themes are sugar and slavery, boom and bust economic cycles, the formation of the Brazilian social identity, Brazil and the Amazon, and Brazil’s place in the contemporary global world.

  
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    HIST 3371:Modern Europe

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Must have earned at least 30 credit hours.
    This course surveys European history from 1789 to the present. The course focuses on forces that have shaped modern Europe such as liberal ideologies, industrialization, and the development of mass society. It examines the causes and consequences of the French Revolution, the era of national unification, imperialism, the two World Wars, the impact of the post-WWII era, the collapse of Euro-communism, the evolution and impact of NATO and the European Union, and current challenges.

  
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    HIST 3372:Ancient to Pre-Modern China

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Must have earned at least 30 credit hours.
    This course introduces the main themes in Chinese history from the Neolithic to 1600; discusses how traditional cultures and outside influences have interacted to produce traditional China; explores the great diversity and impressive continuities of traditional Chinese civilization; and assesses the significance of the institutions of state, family, and women in Chinese history.

  
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    HIST 3373:Modern India and South Asia

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Must have earned at least 30 credit hours.
    This course emphasizes how Hindu, Buddhist, Islamic, and other traditional cultures combined with British colonial rule and other modernizing influences to produce the India of today. Some attention is also given to peripheral areas, particularly Pakistan and Bangladesh.

  
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    HIST 3374:Modern China

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Must have earned at least 30 credit hours.
    This course provides a basic survey of the major political, economic, social, cultural and intellectual developments of China since 1600. The course emphasizes how traditional cultures, outside influences, and modernizing forces have interacted to produce the China of today.

  
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    HIST 3375:Silk Road

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Must have earned at least 30 credit hours.
    The Silk Road was the world’s first great superhighway, linking China and Japan to the Mediterranean World across Central Asia from ancient times. The peoples along the way traded luxury goods as well as ideas, religions, art, culinary and musical traditions. Through lectures, reading, and films, we explore the cultural interactions between East and West. Primary sources help us understand the great ideas in Buddhism, Islam, the Indian royal epics, Christian crusading and Mongol expansion.

  
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    HIST 3376:Historiographical Debates

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Must have earned at least 30 credit hours.
    Investigates the major limits and problems inherent in historical understanding and introduces the student to philosophies of history that have sought to address those problems. Case studies of major historical controversies help students recognize the important ways those limits and problems influence even the greatest scholar’s efforts at historical analysis.

  
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    HIST 3377:History of Science

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Must have earned at least 30 credit hours.
    History of scientific ideas and methods from ancient times to the present, with special emphasis on intellectual trends that contributed to the modern world’s scientific outlook.

  
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    HIST 3378:History of Technology

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Must have earned at least 30 credit hours.
    This course examines technology as a factor in historical change, emphasizing the role of tools, machines, and systems in revolutions, culture, politics, and economics. Students engage historiographical debates and readings on the role of technology in the recent and distant past. More broadly, students develop a critical understanding of the role of humanistic inquiry in technological knowledge through biographies, case studies, and primary source documents.

  
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    HIST 3379:Central Asia in World History

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Must have earned at least 30 credit hours.
    This course provides an advanced introduction to the history of Central Asia from a global perspective. It covers a large territory including Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kirgizstan, and Tajikistan. This course focuses on the changes and continuities in the cultures and societies that flourished in this region during the times of major transformations with global significance, such as the expansion of the Mongolian Empire, spread of Islam, encounters with modernity, and emergence of the nation states.

  
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    HIST 3380:Premodern Japan

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Must have earned at least 30 credit hours.
    This course provides a basic survey of the major political, economic, social, cultural and intellectual developments of the Japanese archipelago from the earliest times to 1600. The course emphasizes Japan’s interactions with outside world and how the indigenous and foreign elements were combined to create the basis of Japanese society.

  
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    HIST 3381:Modern Japan

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Must have earned at least 30 credit hours.
    This course provides a basic survey of the major political, economic, social, cultural and intellectual developments of the Japanese archipelago from 1500 to the present. The course emphasizes Japan’s interactions with the outside world and how indigenous and foreign elements were combined to create the basis of modern Japanese society.

  
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    HIST 3382:North Africa and Middle East in Modern Times

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Must have earned at least 30 credit hours.
    This course analyzes the history of North Africa and the Middle East since the emergence of Islam. Its major themes include the rise of Berber-Arab/Islamic civilization, the historical ties between North Africa and the Middle East, and the impact of Ottoman rule. Consideration of the 20th century includes European imperialism, the advent of military rule, the establishment of Israel, Arab-Israeli wars and the search for peace, pan-Arabism and the independence movement in Maghrib, petroleum and international politics, the rise of Muslim fundamentalism, and the problems of economic development and modernization are all important themes in the course.

  
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    HIST 3391:History of West Africa

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Must have earned at least 30 credit hours.
    A history of West Africa from the earliest times to the present. The course emphasizes cultural continuities and changes, trade and cultural ties with North Africa, and contemporary challenges of economic development and nation building in the region. It examines important themes like village, urban, and community life; the formation of mini and mega states such as Ghana, Mali, and Songhai empires; the creation of trans-Saharan and trans-Atlantic trade networks; traditional religion, Islam, and Christianity; European colonialism and African resistances; and decolonization.

  
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    HIST 3392:History of Southern, Eastern and Central Africa

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Must have earned at least 30 credit hours.
    A history of Southern, Eastern, and Central Africa from the earliest times to the present. The course emphasizes continuities and changes in African culture, African participation in Indian Ocean and Middle Eastern trade networks, and the impact of European colonization. It examines important themes like Bantu migration and state formation in Central Africa; the emergence of the Ethiopian kingdom; the impact of the Zulu Mfecane; Swahili culture and Omani rule in East Africa; Dutch settlement and the development of apartheid; and the achievement of Black majority rule in South Africa.

  
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    HIST 3396:Cooperative Study

    1-3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Approval of the co-op coordinator.
    A supervised work experience program for a minimum of two academic semesters at a site in business, industry, or government. For sophomore, junior, or senior level students who wish to obtain successive on the job experience in conjunction with their academic training.

  
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    HIST 3398:Internship

    1-9 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: 60 Credit Hours and Approval of the internship coordinator.
    A supervised, credit-earning work experience of one academic semester with a previously approved business firm, or private or government agency.

    Notes: Credit is allowed in elective areas.
  
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    HIST 4163:The United States between the World Wars

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Must have earned at least 45 credit hours.
    This course provides an overview of the economic, political, legal, social, and cultural developments that occurred in the United States during the period between World War I and World War II

  
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    HIST 4204:The History of the American West

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Must have earned at least 45 credit hours.
    This course surveys the history of the American West with special emphasis on the development of the Trans-Mississippi West from the early 19th century to recent years. The crucial influences of the environment, the interaction of Native Americans, Hispanics, Euro-Americans and other cultural groups, and the unique relationship of the region with the Federal government are explored.

  
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    HIST 4245:Business & Economic History of United States

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Must have earned at least 45 credit hours.
    This course surveys American business and economic development from colonial times to the present. Its major themes include the history of small business and family business; the shifting position of the U.S. within the world economy; the regional economy of Georgia and the South; labor-management relations; the labor movement; and the changing social, political, and cultural context within which business and economic institutions have developed.

  
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    HIST 4251:U.S. Social and Cultural History

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Must have earned at least 45 credit hours.
    This course explores the cultural history of the United States since inception. It considers the themes of nationality, immigration, ethnicity (Asian-Americans, Hispanic-Americans, and Middle Eastern-Americans), the elderly, popular culture, and the environment.

  
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    HIST 4255:Diplomatic History of the United States

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Must have earned at least 45 credit hours.
    This course examines major trends in U.S. diplomacy from 1890 to the present, emphasizing U.S. rise to world power, World Wars I and II, the Cold War and its end, and U.S. relations with developing world areas.

  
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    HIST 4373:Modern India and South Asia

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Must have completed 45 credit hours.
    This course covers major themes and events in the history of the Indian subcontinent from 1526, the beginning of the Mughal era, to 1947, the independence of India and creation of Pakistan. It explores the making of India as the process was continuously enmeshed with colonial modernity and the birth of nationalist movements. The course provides students with a solid introductory understanding of modern South Asian history and the exploration of historical methods.

  
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    HIST 4374:History of Ancient and Medieval India

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Must have completed 45 credit hours.
    This course introduces students to the history of India starting with the Indus River civilizations (c. 2500 before common era) to the advent of Islam and the eventual rise of the Mughal Empire. Students explore multiple religious traditions, ethno-linguistic communities, constant migrations of people, and how broader global forces beyond India shaped the subcontinent during this period.

  
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    HIST 4375:Themes in Asian History

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Must have completed 45 credit hours.
    This course examines various themes in the social, political, and cultural history of South Asia and the Indian Ocean World. Possible themes might include major historical figures in South Asian history, labor and subaltern studies, or Indian Ocean World.

  
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    HIST 4391:Emerging Themes in African History

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Must have earned at least 45 credit hours.
    This course is a survey of major themes in African cultural history from the earliest times to the beginning of European colonialism. The course introduces students to the peoples, societies, and cultures of the continent and emphasizes dominant themes such as cultural unity and diversity, empire and civilization, kinship and family, ethnic and nation building, Islam and traditional religions, indigenous institutions, slavery, and sociopolitical transformations before European colonialism.

  
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    HIST 4400:Directed Study

    1-3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Approval of the Department Chair 
    Covers special topics and seminars external to regular course offerings.

  
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    HIST 4410:Colonial America to 1763

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Must have earned at least 45 credit hours.
    Starting in the pre-Columbian period, this course covers the American experience until 1763. It looks at Native American life, colonization and settlement by the Spanish, French and English, interaction with the Atlantic world, and the wars for imperial dominance fought in North America until 1763. Issues explored include class structure and family life, religion, politics, intellectual movements, society and culture, slavery, and treatment of minorities.

  
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    HIST 4411:The American Revolution

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Must have earned at least 45 credit hours.
    Examines the American Revolution from the start of the colonists’ disputes with Britain through the ratification of the Constitution. Issues covered include the development of tensions between Britain and the colonies during the Seven Years’ War and decade-long dispute over taxation, the decision to declare independence and the Revolutionary War, the postwar Confederation government, and the creation of the Constitution. The roles of women, Native Americans, African Americans, and loyalists are also examined.

  
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    HIST 4412:The Early Republic

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Must have earned at least 45 credit hours.
    This course will explore the history of the United States from 1787-1824. Topics and issues covered will include the creation of the Constitution, the formation of the first party system, the growth and development of the federal government, the young republic’s foreign policy, the War of 1812, the Market Revolution, the Era of Good Feelings, and the development of a uniquely American culture. Social, economic, political, and military aspects of the American experience will be addressed.

  
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    HIST 4415:Jacksonian America

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Must have earned at least 45 credit hours.
    This course will explore the history of the United States from 1815-1848. Topics and issues covered will include the War of 1812, the Market Revolution, the Era of Good Feelings, the rise of Andrew Jackson, Indian Removal, the formation of the second party system, the rise of the reformist impulse, sectional disruptions caused by territorial expansion and slavery, the annexation of Texas, the Mexican War, and the continued development of a uniquely American culture. Social, economic, political, and military aspects of the American experience will be studied.

  
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    HIST 4424:Museum Education

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Must have earned at least 45 credit hours.
    This course exposes students to both the theory and practice of education in museums, historic sites, and other public history and cultural institutions. An emphasis is placed on the way that museum educators combine theory with practice when implementing educational programming. Major trends in the field of museum education are explored including K-12 education, museum-community partnerships, online learning, and audience engagement.

  
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    HIST 4425:Oral History

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Must have earned at least 45 credit hours.
    Focuses on the methods of taking, processing, and utilizing oral histories. Additional emphasis is placed on the study of planning, development, and operation of oral history projects for libraries, museums, corporations, and public history agencies.

  
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    HIST 4426:Documentation and Interpretation of Historic Sites

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Must have earned at least 45 credit hours.
    Explores the methods of documenting historic properties, especially as related to the National Register of Historic Places. Special emphasis is placed on completing a nomination for the National Register of Historic Places. Includes interpretation of historic sites for public exhibit.

  
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    HIST 4427:Museum Exhibitions

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Must have earned at least 45 credit hours.
    This course examines the process by which museums create exhibitions, from planning and research through object identification and selection, community involvement, script and text preparation, design, fabrication, installation and maintenance. The course brings students into contact with theory, and provides application of theory through their conceptualization and installation of an interpretive history exhibition. Repeatable once for a total of six credits with approval of instructor.

  
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    HIST 4428:The Third Reich

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Must have earned at least 45 credit hours.
    This course draws a wide range of texts to place the Third Reich (1933-1945) in a broad historical context to understand its rise, causes, consequences, and legacies.

  
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    HIST 4430:Museum Studies

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Must have earned at least 45 credit hours.
    Provides a broad introduction to the museum world and the functions of museums in American society. Emphasis will be placed on historical museums. Subjects covered will include museum management, collections management, education, interpretation, exhibit design, ethics, and scholarly criticism of museums.

  
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    HIST 4435:History and Memory

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Must have earned at least 45 credit hours.
    This seminar experience examines the literature of public history and memory. Through readings and discussion the class will examine what we know about the past and how we know it, the changing interpretation of historical events over time, the shape and influence of historical memory, the politics of historical interpretation, and the public presentation of history.

  
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    HIST 4440:Medieval Europe

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Must have earned at least 45 credit hours.
    This course is a survey of the origins of European culture, this course focuses on the period between the fourth and the fourteenth centuries, during which time Europe achieved its own form of cultural unity distinct from that of its Mediterranean neighbors.

  
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    HIST 4441:The Holy Roman Empire

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Must have earned 45 credit hours.
    This course provides a survey that examines the social, political and cultural history of the Holy Roman Empire from its medieval origins to its dissolution in 1806. This course emphasizes the impact that the Holy Roman Empire had on the development of European politics, ethnicity, and religion from the medieval era to the early modern period, with a particular emphasis on Central Europe.

  
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    HIST 4442:History of Religious Tolerance

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Must have earned at least 45 credit hours.
    This course traces the origins of the concept of tolerance of the religious “other,” with a focus of content on medieval and Early Modern Europe. Besides the historical exploration of the topic and an examination of the emergence and development of the idea of religious toleration against a background of persecution and wars of religion, students also examine and discuss philosophical and practical aspects of religious tolerance today.

  
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    HIST 4444:Renaissance and Reformation Europe

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Must have earned at least 45 credit hours.
    A survey of the changing patterns of thought that radically altered European society between the 14th and 17th centuries. The renaissance of art, the triumph of individualism, the rise of Protestantism, and the reformation of the Church will be studied in their social, political, and intellectual contexts.

  
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    HIST 4445:Age of Enlightenment

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Must have earned at least 45 credit hours.
    A contextualized discussion of major developments in European thought during the eighteenth century. Topics include rationalism and the notion of the social applicability of science, the idea of progress, the critique of established religion, economic theories such as those of the Physiocrats, and epistemological interests as expressed in the Encyclopedie of Diderot and d’Alembert, as well as the increased cosmopolitanism and the importance of extra-European models (especially the Chinese Confucian model).

  
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    HIST 4451:Civil War and Reconstruction

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Must have earned at least 45 credit hours.
    Causes and development of the U.S. Civil War from 1830. Includes an analysis of the political, social, and economic aspects of the Reconstruction Era.

  
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    HIST 4453:World War I

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Must have earned at least 45 credit hours.
    This course provides an overview of the major issues and events surrounding the First World War, exposing students to its opposing governments, leaders, military forces, and major battles, aspects that shaped the conduct and outcome of this momentous international confrontation. It affords students an understanding of the political, military, and social histories of the war and the long-range political and social implications and consequences of the treaty that came at its conclusion.

  
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    HIST 4454:Twentieth Century Europe

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Must have earned at least 45 credit hours.
    A survey of European history from 1914 to the present. The course focuses on the main forces that have shaped Europe such as the Second Industrial Revolution and the development of mass society. It examines women’s issues; the rise of Fascism; the impact of existentialism on philosophy, literature, and art; the collapse of Euro-communism; and progress toward European Union.

  
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    HIST 4456:World War II

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Must have earned at least 45 credit hours.
    A survey of the causes, events, and results of World War II. The course emphasizes military history and the global nature of the conflict but also examines the economic, political, and diplomatic aspects of the war.

  
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    HIST 4461:Gilded Age & Progressive Era

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Must have earned at least 45 credit hours.
    An examination of the expansion, industrialization, and urbanization of the United States in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and of the era’s cultural, political, economic, intellectual, and social issues.

  
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    HIST 4471:Recent United States History

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Must have earned at least 45 credit hours.
    Recent United States History, 1939-present. Considers domestic political history, an overview of foreign policy, economic growth and change, and social and cultural reform movements.

  
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    HIST 4488:Approaches to World History

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: HIST 3271 , and Permission of Program Coordinator
    The course examines approaches to world history as a field of study, including important debates and controversies in the tradition, along with best practices in teaching world history. The course includes a consideration of recent developments on topics such as modernization and globalization and their significance in world history, philosophical perspectives on the importance of world history in today’s secondary classrooms, world history lesson planning and teaching, and a middle school field component.

  
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    HIST 4490:Special Topics in History

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Must have earned at least 45 credit hours.
    The course treats topics of interest to both students and faculty.

  
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    HIST 4495:Research Seminar in US History

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: HIST 3100 ; Departmental Approval.
    This seminar introduces students to the historiography of a particular topic or theme in US History. It requires students to develop an original research paper on the topic or theme using primary and secondary sources and reflecting standard practices within the discipline. 

    Notes: This course should not be taken before the second semester of the junior year and may be repeated once for credit.
  
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    HIST 4496:Research Seminar in European History

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: HIST 3100 ; Departmental Approval.
    This seminar introduces students to the historiography of a particular topic or theme in European History. It requires students to develop an original research paper on the topic or theme using primary and secondary sources and reflecting standard practices within the discipline. 

    Notes: This course should not be taken before the second semester of the junior year and may be repeated once for credit.
  
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    HIST 4497:Research Seminar in non-Western History

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: HIST 3100 ; Departmental Approval.
    This seminar introduces students to the historiography of a particular topic or theme of a particular region in the non-Western world. It requires students to develop an original research paper on the topic or theme using primary and secondary sources and reflecting standard practices within the discipline. 

    Notes: This course should not be taken before the second semester of the junior year and may be repeated once for credit.
  
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    HIST 4498:Research Seminar in World History

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: HIST 3100 ; Departmental Approval.
    This seminar introduces students to the historiography of a particular topic or theme in World History, using the approaches of cross-cultural, transnational, or transregional history. It requires students to develop an original research paper on the topic or theme using primary and secondary sources and reflecting standard practices within the discipline. 

    Notes: This course should not be taken before the second semester of the junior year and may be repeated once for credit.
  
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    HIST 4499:Senior Thesis in History

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: HIST 3100  and (HIST 4495  or HIST 4496  or HIST 4497  or HIST 4498 ) and approval of the department chair.
    A combined tutorial and seminar in which students research and write a senior thesis in addition to making a computer based presentation in class. 

  
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    HIST 4501:Ancient Greece

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Must have earned 45 credit hours.
    This is an upper-level history course on the history of the Greek world in the Bronze, Archaic, Classical, and Hellenistic ages (c. 3000 - 200 BC). In addition to core political and military developments, lectures cover Greek literature and extended forays into a range of important social and cultural topics including art, religion, and the family.

  
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    HIST 4502:Ancient Rome

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Must have earned 45 credit hours.
    This is an upper-level history of the Roman people and their empire from the foundation of the city of Rome to the end of the so-called Pax Romana (753 BC -180 AD). In addition to core political and military developments, this course covers literature, religion, imperial ideology, Romanization, and Roman daily life.

  
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    HIST 4503:Twilight of Antiquity

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Must have earned 45 credit hours.
    This is an upper-level history course on the final phase of the ancient Roman empire and the transition from antiquity to the early Middle Ages (c. 200 - 600 AD). Major topics include the fall of the western half of the empire, the survival of the East, the rise of new barbarian kingdoms, and the Christianization of the Roman world.

  
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    HIST 4555:Topics in European Culture

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Must have completed 45 credit hours.
    This course introduces themes in early modern and modern European cultural history. It explores the premise that literary and artistic developments could drive-not just reflect-political, social, economic, and intellectual changes. Topics may include, but are not limited to, the use of popular song as political propaganda, changing gender norms in eighteenth-century literature, identity formation through music, culture as an industry, film and globalization, and the relationship between visual art and warfare.

  
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    HIST 4558:The Holocaust

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Must have earned at least 45 credit hours.
    This course puts the Holocaust into historical perspective and reflects on what it reveals about genocide in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The course examines the roots of anti-Semitism, the rise of fascism in Europe as it relates to the ideology of the Nazi Party, and the implementation of the Final Solution. The structure and purpose of the ghettos and death camps is studied, as well as efforts to resist. The course concludes by looking at what contemporary representations of the Holocaust mean for a post-Shoah generation.

  
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    HIST 4640:Modern Ireland

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Must have earned at least 45 credit hours.
    This course surveys Irish history from 1700 to the present. The primary emphasis is on the political history of Ireland, but the course also seeks to convey an understanding of Irish economic, social and cultural history, as well as of the influence of the Irish in America. Major topics include Irish nationalism, Ulster unionism, the Famine, Irish revolutions, the Irish Civil War, and the Troubles.

  
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    HIST 4654:Russia to 1861

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Must have earned at least 45 credit hours.
    This course is a study of Russian history to 1861 that examines the cultural, social and political history from the origins of the Russian State in Kiev to the emancipation of the serfs.

  
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    HIST 4655:Russia Since 1861

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Must have earned at least 45 credit hours.
    This course is a study of Russia since 1861 that examines the cultural, social and political history of Russia from the emancipation of the serfs to the present.

  
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    HIST 4760:The Age of Imperialism

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Must have earned 45 credit hours.
    This course explores the Age of Imperialism in its political, social, economic, and cultural dimensions mainly from the 1870s through the 1960s. The course examines imperialism as a global phenomenon and utilizes inter-cultural, transnational, and transregional perspectives.

  
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    HIST 4905:History of the Atlantic World

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Must have earned at least 45 credit hours.
    This course exposes students to the momentous socioeconomic transformations that occurred in the Atlantic basin in the wake of Christopher Columbus’s voyage of 1492. The changes were engendered by the convergence of diverse cultural groups and the complex social and economic networks that they established in the Atlantic basin. Students examine the complex interconnections, the consequences, and the resultant new social and economic institutions which significantly informed our contemporary world.

  
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    HIST 4911:Themes in American Environmental History

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Must have earned at least 45 credit hours.
    This course focuses on the interaction of the natural environment and human societies in North America from approximately 1500 to the present. Topics include colonial and imperial expansion, industrialization and the rise of modern technological systems, agricultural intensification, the development of contemporary environmental thinking, and the origins of the modern environmental movement. Selected themes present American environmental history within a global context.