An asterisk (*) following the four-digit number indicates the course is approved for graduate credit.
Studies in American History. 1-2 credits, max 2.Special study in American history to allow transfer students to fulfill general education requirements as established by Regents’ policy.
Freshman Historical Research Methods. 1-3 credits, max 3. Prerequisite(s): Requires consent of instructor. For lower-division students interested in learning research methods in history while working on a research project with an individual faculty member. Preference given to students in A&S Freshman Research Seminar.
Survey of American History. Meaning, vitality, and uniqueness of United States history since 1492 through a thematic examination of the nation’s past. Satisfies, with POLS 1113, the State Regents requirement of six credit hours of American history and American government before graduation. No degree credit for students with credit in HIST 1483 or 1493.
American History to 1865. From European background through the Civil War. Intended for Education majors seeking certification as Social Studies teachers. No degree credit for students with credit in HIST 1103.
American History Since 1865. May be taken independently of HIST 1483. Development of the United States including the growth of industry and its impact on society and foreign affairs. Intended for Education majors seeking certification as Social Science teachers. No degree credit for students with credit in HIST 1103.
(H) Western Civilization to 1500. History of western civilization from ancient world to Reformation.
(H) Western Civilization after 1500. History of western civilization from Reformation to present.
(H) Survey of Eastern Civilization. History of three eastern civilizations (East Asia, South Asia and West Asia) from pre-history to the 18th century. Special attention to their origins, development, and contributions to the evolution of world civilization.
(H) History of the Present. Introduction to the study of history through the lens of current events and contemporary issues. Particular areas of focus will vary, based on instructor's expertise, to inculde topics like race, gender religion, food, sports, environment, politics, immigration, mass incarceration, and/or globalization, among others. Contact the History Department for specific information for the upcoming semester.
(H) World History from Ancient Times to 1500. This course examines the development of social, cultural, economic, and political systems from ancient times to the beginning of the sixteenth century. We will examine the growth of empires, trade routes, religions, and culture in Asia, Africa, the Americas, and Europe. This course will examine the ways in which these societies connected and made contact with each other through trade, warfare, and migration and the resulting exchange of ideas.
(H) World History 1500 to Present. This course surveys world history from 1500 to the present day. The course will track the formation of the “modern” world through a study of changes in political situations, culture, and society. The course will examine topics such as changes in science and technology, culture and religion, the expansion and decline of empires, the growth of nationalism, and the continuing rise of globalization. The class will emphasize the role of changing definitions and roles of race, social class, and gender in shaping historical events.
(H) American Thought and Culture: Survey. Survey of American religious, philosophical, artistic, and scientific ideas and their impact on culture and values.
(H) Religion in America. Survey of the history of religion in America and its impact on social reform, politics, and intellectual life.
(I,S) Soviet Union: History, Society, and Culture. A comprehensive view of the Soviet Union, stressing those issues in the political, economics, technological, geographical, and cultural spheres which are most relevant to the current situation. Accessible to beginning undergraduates. (Same course as POLS 3003 and RUSS 3003)
(H) Ancient Egypt and Israel.
The Ancient Near East with a focus on Egyptian and Israelite history, from the earliest times to the 5th century B.C.
(H) Ancient Greece. The Greek world from the Bronze Age through Alexander the Great with special emphasis on politics, culture and institutions of Classical Greece.
(H) Ancient Rome. Political, social, economic and cultural history of the Roman Republic and Empire.
(H) Ancient Mesopotamia: Iraq, Iran & Syria from 4000-333 B.C. From the birth of civilization to the end of the Persian Empire, this course examines the history, archaeology and cultures of the fertile crescent.
(I,S) Introduction to Central Asian Studies. A comprehensive view of newly-emerged Central Asian states examining the history, politics, economics, geography, and culture of Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan as reflected in their thoughts, religion, literature, and architecture, in the past, and the strategic importance of their natural wealth for the present and future. (Same course as GEOG 3053, POLS 3053 & RUSS 3053)
Introduction to the Study of History. This course is an introduction to the study of history. It offers an overview of the development of the discipline, historiography, and the philosophy of history. Students learn about the methodology of history, types of historical problems, habits of thought necessary for the discipline, and methods such as research and writing. Previously offered as HIST 2013.
(H,I) Germany Since 1815. Creation of a centralized state in Germany; impact of World War I and the subsequent failure of the Weimar Republic; rise of national socialism, totalitarianism, and the Third Reich; German experience in WWII, repression of minorities, and the Holocaust; post-war Germany and modern reunification.
(H,I) The History of Modern Africa. The course will cover the history of Modern Africa from 1750 to the present. The class will begin with a general background and history of ancient and early modern Africa, and move forward with examinations of colonial and contemporary African culture, society, and politics. The course will have a particular focus on African perspectives on the West, and the effects of the slave trade, imperialism, and globalization on modern day Africa. Students will analyze many different types of sources including films, artwork, graphic novels, novels, and poetry.
(H) African Diaspora History. Introduction to the origin, development, and maturation of the African Diaspora in the Americas and the Caribbean, from the transatlantic slave trade to the mid-20th century. Emphasis is placed on a critical reading and discussion of a selection of essays, historiographies and primary materials on diasporic and transnational experiences and identities of Africans, African descendants, and Caribbean transmigrants.
(H) Russia to 1861. Political, institutional, societal and economic development of Russia from the Kievan period to the Great Reforms.
(H,I) Russia Since 1861. Modernizations of Russia in the 19th and 20th centuries. Great reforms and their effects and the 1917 revolutions and their consequences.
(H) The Medieval World, 500-1500. The society and culture of Europe, Byzantium and the Middle East, 500-1500. Emphasis on social, cultural, religious and political developments.
(H) Late Medieval World, 1000-1450. The Late Middle Ages in Europe and its ties to the Middle East. Examines the period of the Black Death, Hundred Years War, early Renaissance, and the flourishing of new forms of government, religious life and social upheaval. Emphasis on social, cultural, religious and political developments.
(H) Renaissance, 1350-1517. The development of the Renaissance from the Italian city-states to the New World. Political development, cultural innovation, and the role of disease in history.
Absolutism and Enlightenment, 1648-1789. Political, economic, social, intellectual and religious transformation of Europe between the Peace of Westphalia and the French Revolution.
(H) Modern Europe, 1815-1914. Impact of modernization on the character of European society. Factors that transformed the Continent into a battle ground in the 20th century.
(H,I) Modern Europe Since 1914. Origins, character and impact of the first World War; emergence and consequences of the totalitarian state; nature of political and intellectual terrorism. Effects of worldwide economic depression; dilemmas of modern democracies; political collapse of Europe as a consequence of World War II.
(H) Modern France, 1789-Present. French politics, economy, society, and culture from the defeat of Napoleon to France’s post-World War II “rebirth.’’
(H,I) History of the Second World War. Problems leading to World War II with their international implications and consideration of the war years.
(H,I) World War I in Modern European Culture. Analysis of the war as the principal event determining the course of twentieth century European history: battles, home fronts, personal, literary and artistic expression.
(H) Mediterranean World. Examination of the cultural and social encounters between East and West, Christian and Muslim. The meeting point for three world cultures and three continents explored in the following themes: pilgrimage, commerce, slavery, intellectual exchange, warfare, and minority communities.
(H) Popular Religion in the West, 1300-1700. The study of the religious experience of both lay people and clergy between 1300 and 1700, when their religious worldview underwent fundamental challenges and changes. The effort to understand the relationship between the secular world and the supernatural will be explored through devotional ideas, practices and religious rituals.
(H) Invasion and Identity: The Medieval English World: 700-1400. Medieval English history through Britain’s experience of invasion and settlement: includes the Vikings, Normans and England’s conquest of Britain and parts of France. Emphasis on social, cultural, political and religious history.
(H) Tudor-Stuart England. History of England from the War of the Roses through the coming of the House of Hanover in 1714. Development of the centralized state, parliamentary reaction, reorientation of the English society and economy and the English Reformation.
(H) Modern England: 1714-Present. English history from the arrival of the house of Hanover through the decline of British influence following the Second World War. Political, social, and economic problems encountered as a result of the creation of the first modern industrialized state.
(H) East Asia to 1800. Traditional Chinese civilization and its impact on Japan, Korea and Southeast Asia.
(H,I) East Asia Since 1800. Impact of the Occident on China, Japan and Southeast Asia. Problems of trade and diplomacy; political and industrial transformation of Japan; revolutionary process in China; the rise of nationalism in Southeast Asia.
(H,I) Modern Japan. Modernization process in Japan since 1868.
(H,I) Modern China. Response of China to the West since 1840, with stress on economic, social and intellectual currents.
(H) Gender Relations in Chinese History. Men’s and women’s social, cultural, religious, political, economic, family, and sexual experiences in Chinese history; particularly women’s own voices and efforts in pursuing their own goals and aspirations.
(H) Colonial Latin America. Impact on the Indian cultures of Spanish and Portuguese conquerors, priests, administrators and entrepreneurs in the creation of a new society. Class structure, 18th century reforms, and independence movements.
(H,I) Modern Latin America. Latin America republics emphasizing the dictators and the liberal reform movements of the 19th century. U.S. involvement and the recent social revolutions of the 20th century.
British Empire and Commonwealth of Nations. Growth and transformation of the British Empire between the Elizabethan Age and World War I. Causes and consequences of the dissolution of the Empire after 1945.
(H) Reformation Europe, 1517-1648. Development and impact of religious reform movements, overseas expansion, statebuilding, the Scientific Revolution, and the Thirty Years’ War on European civilization.
(H,I) Scandinavia Since 1500. Exploration of Scandinavia from 1500 to the present. Focus on key historical and contemporary questions such as the spread of Lutheran reform, Sweden and Denmark as major European powers, the growth of nationalism and Scandinavian identity, industrialization, the welfare state, and multiculturalism.
(H) Islamic Civilization 600-1800. Rise of Islam in Arabia and subsequent spread to Africa, Asia and Europe. Nature of Islamic civilization through discussion of political, social, cultural and economic institutions established in the Middle Ages as well as diversity of Islamic traditions.
(H,I) Modern Middle East Since 1800. Main political events, social institutions, cultural and economic developments, as well as various aspects of everyday life in the Middle East since 1800. Transformation of traditional society, imperialism and independence, Arab nationalism, Arab-Israeli conflict, the impact of oil, westernization, the rise of militant Islam, and the prospects of democratization.
(H, I, S) History of South Asia 1700 – Present. The course will examine the histories of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka. It will focus on the historical changes in South Asian politics, culture, economics and society beginning with the growth of European imperial influence in the region and end with an examination of the issues facing these nations in the present day.
(H,I) Israel & Palestine in Modern Times. History of 19th and 20th century Palestine, Zionism and the founding of modern Israel. The Palestine-Israeli conflict in local and regional perspectives.
(H,I) Media and Popular Culture in the Arab Middle East. Popular culture throughout the Arab-speaking world in light of the most important political and economic events of the 19th and 20th centuries.
(H, I) The Mongol Empire. Genghis Khan is infamous for the destruction of his conquests, yet his empire grew to be the largest land empire in history, and sparked diplomatic and cultural contacts on a far wider scale than ever before. This course traces the Mongol Empire from Genghis himself to the legacy of the divided Mongol khanates. Attention will be paid to the Mongol Empire’s institutional structure, political and cultural dynamics, contacts with Europe, and historians’ methods for using primary sources.
(H) Minorities and Diversity in the Middle East. The Middle East has long been a melting pot, or mosaic, of different groups. Large parts of the region have even been ruled by minorities. This course will explore the history of social diversity in the Middle East, including ways that ethnic and religious minority groups interacted with rulers, the majority, and each other, whether peacefully or not. The effects of long-term social diversity will bring discussion to the contribution of minority groups to the Middle East as we know it today.
(H) American Colonial Period to 1750. Colonization of British and French North America; colonial political, social, cultural, intellectual and economic development; international rivalries; the imperial structure.
(H) Era of the American Revolution. British imperial problems; the American Revolution; political, cultural, economic, social and religious change; the War for Independence; the Articles of Confederation; the critical years.
(H) Early National Period, 1787-1828. Drafting and adopting the Constitution, organizing the government, Jeffersonian Republicanism, the War of 1812, territorial expansion, the new West, nationalism and sectionalism.
(H) The Jacksonian Era, 1828-1850. Development of a modern political system and an entrepreneurial economy; social reform; territorial expansion; and sectionalism.
Civil War and Reconstruction, 1850-1877. Causes, decisive events, personalities and consequences of the disruption and reunion of the United States.
(H) Robber Barons and Reformers: U.S. History, 1877-1919. The impact of industrialization upon American society and politics. America’s rise to world power, the Progressive movement and World War I.
(D,H) United States History, 1919-45. The political, economic, social and cultural changes in the United States from 1919 to 1945, the 1920s, the Depression, the New Deal, WWII, and domestic impact of the war.
(D,H) United States History Since 1945. The political, social, and cultural history of the United States since World War II. The Cold War, McCarthyism, 1950s ideals of the nuclear family, the civil rights and other social movements, the Vietnam War, Watergate, the Reagan years and globalization.
(H) The Modern West. Social, political, economic changes that define the twentieth-century American West.
Oklahoma History. Early exploration and establishment of Indian Territory; the rise and demise of the Five Indian Nations; and the organization and development of the 41st state to the present. Required of all candidates for teacher’s licensure/certification in social studies.
(D, H) Women in the American West. Introduction to the history of women in the American West from pre-contact to present, with emphasis on cultural diversity, women’s roles as economic and social partners, and the many ways women were active participants in western development. This course incorporates Oklahoma and public history using written documents, art, film, museum and archival materials, and local historical sources.
(D,H) Trans-Mississippi West. Emergence of the modern West from Spanish and French settlement and exploration, the Rocky Mountain fur trade, the settlement of Texas, Oregon, California, and Utah, the mining, ranching and farming frontiers, the Indian Wars and transportation.
(D,H) American Southwest. Southwestern states of Texas, Arizona, New Mexico and California from the Spanish colonial period to the present. Mining, ranching, farming frontiers, Indian wars of the Apache, Comanche and other southwestern tribes, and the emergence of the modern Southwest.
(S) Old South. Social, political and industrial conditions in the South before the Civil War.
Native American History. Introduction to the history of Native American peoples from encounters with European colonists to the present, with an emphasis on tribal nationhood and sovereignty, war and diplomacy, treaty rights and federal policies, indigeneity in modern contexts, and a leadership in Indian Country.
(H) Food and Culture. This course offers an interdisciplinary examination of the history and culture of food production and consumption in the US with an emphasis on how US food ways relate to those of other countries. It examines such topics as: food and the formation of social bonds, food and identity, the cultural meaning of food ways, issues of justice and equality in food production and consumption, and how food cultures have developed over time and in relation to other societies. Same course as AMST 3733 and AG 3733.
(H) History of Medicine. Historical growth of medicine and its relationship to the society in which it develops. Scientific problems, cultural, religious and medicine.
Religion in Modern Europe. Religions thought and experience as influences on the politics, economy, and general culture of European nations from the 17th century to the present.
(H) Ideas and Ideologies in Modern Europe. Prerequisite(s): 1623. Intellectual and ideological developments in modern Europe, including political, social, and cultural foundations and impact on modern Europe.
Studies in History. 1-3 credits, max 9. Presented for general audiences. Not intended for history majors.
Historic Preservation. Focuses on the United States and examines the history and theory of the preservation movement, the legal basis for preservation of the built environment and the methodology of preservation. No credit for students with credit in 5063.
Digital Methods in History. Introduction to the methods and practice of working with digital sources, creating digital content, basic foundations of software and metadata for digital archives, introduction to web design and database construction.
(D,H) African American History, 1619-1865. Overview of the history of African Americans from the onset of slavery and the slave trade to the Civil War. Topics include: African background; interaction between Africans, Indians and Europeans; development of slavery; forms of resistance; rise of the abolitionist movement; and conditions of free blacks.
(D,H) African American History, 1865-present. Overview of the history of African Americans from the end of the Civil War to the present. Topics include emancipation and Reconstruction; the Jim Crow Era; migrations to the North and West; the Civil Rights and Black Power Movements; contemporary developments in African American life.
(D,H) Black Intellectual History. Examines the nature of black social and political thought from the early 18th to the mid-20th century and the contributions made by black intellectuals to discussions of race, citizenship and nationality. Emphasis is placed on topics of abolitionism, labor movements, populism, socialism, pan-Africanism, feminism, and the civil rights movement.
(H) U.S. Foreign Relations to 1945. American experience in foreign relations from colonial times to World War I.
(H) U.S. Foreign Relations Since 1945. America’s emergence as the decisive factor in the world balance of power.
(H) American Military History. Civil-military relations, the military implications of American foreign policy, and the impact of technological advances on warfare since colonial times.
(H) Sorcerers, Saints and Heretics: Religion in the Medieval World. Religious belief and practice in the medieval world, c. 500-1300. Examines the formation of major religions, the experience of religious minorities, the experience of interfaith communities, enduring superstitions and heresies.
(H) Sex and Gender in the Medieval World. Historical attitudes toward sex and gender history in medieval Europe. Interdisciplinary approach also including cultural, social, economic and religious history.
(H) History and Film. Examines the ways in which historical events are made available to viewers through the medium of the cinema. The primary focus involves examining the relationship between historical events and the ways in which those events are depicted, commemorated, memorialized, remembered and misremembered in film.
(H) American Cultural History to 1865. American society in nonpolitical aspects: sections, classes, national culture and social structure, immigration, education, religion, reform, world influences; ends with Civil War.
(H) American Cultural History Since 1865. Continuation of 4463; may be taken independently. Emphasis on nonpolitical aspects of American society and thought and on world influences.
(D,H) Frontier in American Memory. Examination of the ways in which several American frontiers have been remembered, especially in popular culture. These frontiers include those informed by imagery related to Euro-American pioneers, women, people of color, and the tribal peoples of the American West.
(H) American Urban History. Impact of urbanization upon American communities from 1865 to the present. Evolving political and social institutions, social change, technological innovations and planning theories.
(S) American Economic History. Economic development and economic forces in American history; emphasis upon industrialization and its impact upon our economic society since the Civil War. (Same course as ECON 3823)
(H) American Environmental History. Examination of the changing ways society (from Native American to post-industrial) has defined, interpreted, valued, and used nature.
(H,I) Vietnam War. Origins of the Vietnamese struggle against colonialism, international policy, making of military strategy and diplomacy, anti-war movement, impact on the war on soldiers and civilians, reflections of the war in popular memory and culture.
(D) Gender in America. Cultural, societal and political reflections of American men and women from the colonial era to the present. Examination of the women’s movements and their opponents. Exploration of changing notions of masculinity and femininity. (Same course as AMST 4553)
(H,I) Cold War. International perspectives on the origins, conflicts and ideologies of the Cold War, the nuclear arms race, impact on daily life, cultural reflections, the collapse of communism, victors and losers in the post Cold War world.
Women in Western Civilization. Women in the development of Western Civilization from the earliest times to the present.
History of Technology. The development of technology in western civilization. The relationship between science and technology and the effect of technology on society.
(H) America in International Perspective. Prerequisite(s): 1103 or lower-division survey course in U.S. History, any period. A transnational interpretation of American history from the colonial era to the present day. Uses a variety of interdisciplinary sources to place the history of the United States within a comparative, global framework. (Same course as AMST 4593)
(H, I) History of Energy. This course is aimed at exploring how humans have produced and consumed energy from the earliest Paleolithic settlements up to the modern era. Coverage emphasizes North America but includes energy production and consumption from throughout the world.
Senior Seminar. Prerequisite(s): History major or consent of instructor. An introduction to historical research for senior history majors. Students will be required to select, research, and write a seminar paper based on primary documents and use standard footnoting and bibliographical methods.
Topics in History. 1-3 credits, max 9. For students interested in pursuing either a research or a reading project. Open to honors students in history and to others by permission of the department head.
Undergraduate Internship. 1-6 credits, max 6. Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor. History related internship experience designed to introduce majors to career possibilities.
Senior Honors Thesis. Prerequisite(s): Departmental invitation, senior standing, Honors Program participation. A guided reading and research program ending with an honors thesis under the direction of a faculty member, with second faculty reader and oral examination. Required for graduation with departmental honors in history.
Thesis. 1-6 credits, max 6.
Teaching History at the College Level. Survey of objectives and methods in the teaching of history at the college level.
Historical Methods. Methods of historical research and the writing of history.
Public History Internship. 3-6 credits, max 6. Prerequisite(s): Consent of graduate committee. Supervised practical experience in public history.
Introduction to Public History. Prerequisite(s): Graduate student standing. Introduction to theory and practice of public history. Includes public history careers, public history as a field in the discipline, and the public perception and use of the past.
Museum Studies. Prerequisite(s): Graduate student standing. Introduction to museum theory and practice, especially as it pertains to history museums and sites.
Historic Preservation. Prerequisite(s): Graduate student standing. Focuses on the United States and examines the history and theory of the preservation movement, the legal basis for preservation of the built environment, and the methodology of preservation. No credit for students with credit in 4063.
Digital Methods in History. Introduction to the methods and practice of working with digital sources, creating digital content, basic foundations of software and metadata for digital archives, introduction to web design and database construction.
Reading Seminar in American History. 3 credits, max 15. Historiographical and bibliographical study of special areas of American history.
Reading Seminar in European and World History. 3 credits, max 15. Historiographical and bibliographical study of special areas of European and World history.
Research Seminar in American History. 3 credits, max 15. Research in selected problems in American history.
Research Seminar in European and World History. 3 credits, max 15. Research in selected problems in European and World history.
Doctoral Dissertation. 1-19 credits, max 30. Prerequisite(s): Admission to candidacy. Advanced research in history.
Historiography. Major writers of history, historical schools and patterns of developments in historical interpretation from the earliest times to present.
Directed Readings in History. 1-3 credits, max 36. Prerequisite(s): Graduate student standing. Readings in selected topics in history to develop factual knowledge, analytical skills, and interpretive understanding.
Creative Component. 1-3 credits, max 36. Research in designated topic in History resulting in the preparation of a major paper demonstrating historiographical and bibliographical command of subject. Required for students in Plan III of M.A. program.
Graduate Studies in History. 3 credits, max 39. Prerequisite(s): Graduate student standing. Graduate-level work under taken in association with upper-division lecture courses. Added component ordinarily entails a graduate-level research paper or historiographical essay of substantial length.