course descriptions - master of arts in history

 

HIST 5100. Comprehensive Examination - All-essay summative examination, specific to the classes the student actually had; passing score is 80.

HIST 5301. Historical Methods - Investigation and development of professional historical methodology and research skills.

HIST/RLGN 5306. The Intertestamental Period - History of the Jewish people during the period known as Second Temple Judaism, including a survey of apocryphal, pseudepigraphal and Dead Sea literature and their implications for New Testament study. Prerequisites: RLGN 1301 and 1302.

HIST/RLGN 5307. Church History – A survey of the history of the Christian Church. Prerequisites: RLGN 1301 and 1302.

HIST 5310. Studies in U.S. Colonial and Revolutionary History - American history from colonial foundations through the American Revolution and the new nation.

HIST 5311. Studies in Nineteenth Century America - Selected topics and issues in 19th century American history.

HIST/RLGN 5330. Baptist History - A survey of the history of the Baptists to the present. Prerequisites: RLGN 1301 and 1302.

HIST 5331. Studies in the History of Science and Technology - Examination of the influence of science and technology on Western Civilization in the modern era.

HIST 5332. Studies in Environmental History - Examination of environmentalism, conservation, and related issues.

HIST 5333. Studies in Regional History - Study of selected geographic regions in historical context.

HIST/RLGN 5337. Seminar on Ancient Near Eastern Backgrounds to the Old Testament – A critical examination of the political events, persons, as well as the cultural and religious factors, from the fourth to the first millennia B.C.E. in Egypt, Syria, Mesopotamia, Canaan, and Anatolia. Prerequisites: RLGN 1301 and 1302.

HIST 5340. Studies in Ethnic and Gender History - Selected topics and issues in the history of women and ethnic minority groups.

HIST 5341. Studies in the History of Warfare - Aspects of war, conflict, and national struggles and war’s social and institutional influences.

HIST 5342. Studies In British History - An organized studies course covering selected topics in British history.

HIST 5345. Studies in Medieval European History – Study of selected topics in the history of the early, high, and late middle ages.

HIST 5346. Studies Early Modern European History - The social, cultural, and political history of Europe from c.1450 to 1815

HIST 5347. Studies in Modern European History - The social, cultural, and political history of Europe from 1815 to the present.

HIST 5348. Studies in the Twentieth Century - The social, cultural, and political history of the 20th Century.

HIST 5360. Thesis I - research toward the completion of the Master's thesis; supervised by fulltime faculty. Prerequisites: Completion of all required graduate coursework, and minimum of 24 hours total graduate coursework.

HIST 5361. Thesis II - writing of the Master's thesis; supervised by fulltime faculty.
Prerequisite: HIST 5360.