Department of History

The Department of History offers programs of study leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree in History, and the Bachelor of Science degree in Social Science. In conjunction with the School of Education, the Department of History offers courses leading to teacher licensure at the secondary level in History and Social Science. The School of Education is responsible for admission and regulation of the Teacher Education Program.

The Departmentís academic programs prepare students for graduate study and employment. Its educational programs are structured to address community and professional needs.
Graduating majors are required to demonstrate their skills in oral and written communication, analytical precision, and competency in their field. In addition, graduating majors are expected to exhibit the ability to apply the knowledge and skills of their field to every day situations.

A minor is offered in history with the following requirements of 15-18 hours.
HIST 1111 (if not taken in Area F) - 3 hours
HIST 2000 - 3 hours
Three 3000-4000 level HIST courses - 9 hours
One 3000-4000 level non-western HIST course - 3 hours

The History Department issues credit for advanced placement in World Civilization and U.S. History and also accepts credit for the U.S. History CLEP (College Level Examination Program).

HIST 1111 World Civilization I World Part I 3
HIST 1112 World Civilization II World Part II 3
HIST 2111 U.S. History I U.S. Part I 3
HIST 2112 U.S. History II U.S. Part II 3

It is recommended that students take appropriate lower level history courses, including HIST 2000 before taking any upper 3000-4000 level courses.

History Degree Program - Bachelor of Arts

Core Curriculum Requirements - 60 hours
All baccalaureate degree programs at NGCSU require the satisfactory completion of at least 60 semester credit hours comprising the six areas of the Core Curriculum. A complete description of Areas A-E of the core curriculum can be found on page 86. Individual degree programs may specify exceptions and/or particular courses that must be taken within each Area A-E of the core curriculum. Those exceptions and/or course requirements, and Area F of the core curriculum are shown below.

Area A no exceptions - 9 hours
Area B no exceptions - 4 hours
Area C no exceptions - 6 hours
Area D no exceptions - 11 hours
Area E no exceptions - 12 hours

Area F: Courses Appropriate to Major - 18 hours
Foreign Language 1002 & 2001 - 6 hours
HIST 2112 - 3 hours
POLS 1101 - 3 hours
HIST 1111 - 3 hours
One 1000-2000 level courses from: - 3 hours
ANTH, ECON, GEOG, HIST, POLS, PSYC, or SOCI

MAJOR AREA - 30 hours
HIST 2000 - 3 hours
HIST 2370 or HIST 2860 - 3 hours
One 3000-level European HIST - 3 hours
One 3000-level Asian, African, or Latin American HIST - 3 hours

One 3000-level World HIST - 3 hours
One 3000-level U.S. HIST - 3 hours
One 4000-level HIST Seminar - 3 hours
Three 3000-4000 level HIST courses - 9 hours

MINOR AREA - 15-18 hours
Determined by the department offering the minor.

ELECTIVES - 12-15 hours

PHYSICAL EDUCATION
PHED 1000 or 3 one-hour activity courses (exclusive of the 120 hours
required for the degree program) - 3 hours

OTHER REQUIREMENTS
Military Science requirement (if applicable) - 12 hours
U.S. and GA Constitution (Met when Area E completed)
U.S. and GA History (Met when Area E completed)
Regents' Skills Test or exemption (see page 79-80)
Senior Exit Exam

Social Science Degree Program - Bachelor of Science

Core Curriculum Requirements- 60 hours
All baccalaureate degree programs at NGCSU require the satisfactory completion of at least 60 semester credit hours comprising the six areas of the core curriculum. A complete description of Areas A-E of the core curriculum can be found on page 86. Individual degree programs may specify exceptions and/or particular courses which must be taken within each Area A-E of the core curriculum. Those exceptions and/or course requirements, and Area F of the core curriculum are on next page.

Area A no exceptions
Area B no exceptions
Area C no exceptions
Area D no exceptions (Social Science majors should take MATH 2400. It is a prerequisite to SOSC 3301)
Area E no exceptions

Area F: Courses Appropriate to Major - 18 hours
Foreign Language 1002 - 3 hours
HIST 2111, HIST 2112, or POLS 1101 - 3 hours
HIST 1111or POLS 2401 - 3 hours
HIST 2000 - 3 hours
POLS 2101 - 3 hours
One 1000-2000 level course: - 3 hours
ECON 2105, ECON 2106, GEOG 1101, or SOCI 1160

MAJOR AREA - 30 hours
SOSC 3301 - 3 hours
SOSC 3302 - 3 hours
One 3000-4000 level U.S. HIST - 3 hours
One 3000-4000 level European HIST - 3 hours
One 3000-4000 level Non-Western or World HIST - 3 hours
Three 3000-4000 level POLS courses - 9 hours
Two 3000-4000 level courses from:
ECON, HIST, POLS, PSYC, SOCI, or SOSC - 6 hours

MINOR AREA 15-18 hours
Determined by the department offering the minor.

ELECTIVES 12-15 hours

PHYSICAL EDUCATION
PHED 1000 or 3-one hour activity course
(Exclusive of the 120 hours required for the degree program) - 3 hours

OTHER REQUIREMENTS
Military science requirements (if applicable) -12 hours
U.S. & GA Constitution (Met when Area E completed)
U.S. & GA History (Met when Area E completed)
Regents' Skills Test or exemption (see page 79-80)
Senior Exit Exam

History Degree Program with Teacher Education Certification
Bachelor of Arts

Admission to the Teacher Education Program required,
see page 331 for Admission Requirements.

The History Degree Program with Teacher Education Certification holds the same Areas A-F, Physical Education, and Major Area requirements as the History Degree, plus 36 hours of the above Teacher Education courses which replace the minor area and electives in the degree program.

Teacher Education - 9 hours
Track Courses:
EDUC 2001 Intro to Education - 3 hours
EDUC 2002 Intro to Exceptional Children - 3 hours
PSYC 2103 Human Growth & Development - 3 hours

Teacher Education (Requirements) - 27 hours
Block A:
EDUC 3002 Educational Assessment - 2 hours
EDUC 3003 Classroom Management - 2 hours
EDUC 3003L Classroom Management/Lab - 1 hour

Block B:
LART 3106 Teaching Reading/Content Areas - 3 hours

Block C:
EDUC 4000 Curriculum - 4 hours
EDUC 4101 Methods and Materials (P-12, 6-12) - 3 hours
EDUC 4103 Internship - Planning (P-12, 6-12) - 3 hours
EDUC 4104 Internship - Performance (P-12, 6-12) - 3 hours
EDUC 4105 Internship - Profession (P-12, 6-12) - 3 hours
EDUC 3540 Applied Data Analysis - 3 hours

COURSES IN THE HISTORY DEPARTMENT

(W) denotes writing intensive courses
(O) denotes oral intensive courses

]COURSES IN ANTHROPOLOGY


ANTH 1101 Introduction to Anthropology - 3 hours
An introduction to the discipline of anthropology.

ANTH 3000 Readings in Anthropology - 3 hours
Independent readings in Anthropology.

ANTH 4500 Studies in Regional Archaeology - 3 hours
Prerequisite: ANTH 1101 or permission of instructor. A seminar survey of the prehistoric and contact period cultures of the Southeastern United States. A student may repeat this course for credit if the seminar topic is different from the previous time the student was enrolled.

COURSES IN HISTORY

HIST 1111 World Civilization I 3 hours
Surveys World History from beginning to early modern times.

HIST 1112 World Civilization II 3 hours
Surveys World History from early modern times to the present.

HIST 1112H Honors, World Civilization II 3 hours
Honors section. Surveys World History from early modern times to the present.

HIST 2000 Historigraphy (W) 3 hours
Introduction to methods of historical scholarship and how they have evolved from ancient times to today.

HIST 2111 U.S. History I 3 hours
Surveys U.S. history from colonial times to the post-Civil War period.

HIST 2111H Honors, U.S. History I 3 hours
Honors section. Surveys U.S. history from colonial times to the post-Civil War period.

HIST 2112 U.S. History II 3 hours
Surveys U.S. history from the post-Civil War period to the present.

HIST 2112H Honors, U.S. History II 3 hours
Honors section. Surveys U.S. history from the post-Civil War period to the present.

HIST 2370 Introduction to Western Philosophy (W) (O) 3 hours
Surveys some of the major philosophers, themes, and intellectual currents in Western philosophical thought from Socrates to Sartre.

HIST 2860 Introduction to World Religions (W) 3 hours
Examines historical development of the major religions of the world and their contributions to world civilization.

HIST 3150 Social & Cultural History of the U.S. to 1860 (W) 3 hours
Analyzes social currents, institutions, and minorities in Colonial and Ante-Bellum America. [U.S. HISTORY]

HIST 3151 Social & Cultural History of the U.S., 1860 to Present (W) 3 hours
Analyzes social currents in 19th and 20th century America. [U.S. HISTORY]

HIST 3152 Social Movements in Modern America (W) 3 hours
Studies main social movements which have shaped 20th century America. [U.S. HISTORY]

HIST 3155 U.S. Women's History (W) 3 hours
Focuses on how women shaped the political, economic, social, and cultural history of the nation. [U.S. HISTORY]

HIST 3160 War and Society in America (W) 3 hours
Studies the impact of war on social, economic, political, and culture life in the U.S. [U.S. HISTORY]

HIST 3170 Appalachian Studies (W) 3 hours
Studies the Appalachian region and its culture. [U.S.HISTORY]

HIST 3180 The Civil War and Reconstruction (W) 3 hours
This course examines the history of the state from European contact to the present. The course compares Georgia to the rest of the country to examine its uniqueness and its similarities. The Maymester course includes site visits. [U.S. History]

HIST 3185 Georgia History (W) 3 hours
This course covers the tensions that led to the war, the war itself, and the effects of the war during the Reconstruction era with emphasis on the cultural, military, and political issues of the period. [U.S. History]

HIST 3200 History of Western Civilization I (W) 3 hours
Surveys Western civilization from its origins to 1648. [ EUROPEAN HISTORY]

HIST 3201 History of Western Civilization II (W) 3 hours
Surveys political, economic, social, and cultural developments in Europe from the Age of Reason to the present. [EUROPEAN HISTORY]

HIST 3220 Renaissance and Reformation (W) 3 hours
Prerequisite: HIST 1112. Europe from 1350 to 1648, with emphasis on the political, economic, social and intellectual background of the Italian and Northern Renaissance, and the multi-faceted aspects of the Reformation and the subsequent wars. [EUROPEAN HISTORY]

HIST 3230 Nineteenth Century Europe (W) 3 hours
Prerequisite: History 1112. Surveys the major political, social and intellectual developments, emphasizing nationalism, socialism, and liberalism between 1815 and 1914. MQS approved. [EUROPEAN HISTORY]

HIST 3235 Twentieth Century Europe (W) 3 hours
Prerequisite: History 1112. Studies Europe from the onset of the World War I through the end of the 20th Century. [EUROPEAN HISTORY]

HIST 3250 Modern Britain (W) 3 hours
Prerequisite: HIST 1112. Studies Great Britain from 1832 to the present focusing on the monarchy, the Empire period through decolonization, and the sociocultural issues of the period. [EUROPEAN HISTORY]

HIST 3280 History of Western Warfare (W) 3 hours
Surveys Western warfare from the beginning to the present, emphasizing the modern period as well as the relationship between wars and societies. [U.S. HISTORY OR EUROPEAN HISTORY]

HIST 3300 Latin American History (W) 3 hours
Surveys Latin American history from the pre-Columbian period to the present. [LATIN AMERICAN HISTORY]

HIST 3400 History of the Middle East (W) 3 hours
This course focuses on the history of the Middle East from the decline of the Ottman empire to the present. [Asian History or World History]

HIST 3410 Islam in World History (W) 3 hours
Surveys the influence of Islam on the course of world history, emphasizing its current role in world affairs. [ASIAN HISTORY OR WORLD HISTORY]

HIST 3500 History of India (W) 3 hours
Surveys South Asian civilization emphasizing the role of India in world history from the Neolithic Period to the present

HIST 3510 History of Modern Southeast Asia (W) 3 hours
Surveys Southeast Asian history, emphasizing the emergence of the region as a factor in modern world history. [ASIAN HISTORY]

HIST 3555 Vietnam (W) 3 hours
Examines the Vietnam War in the context of Vietnamese and American history. [ASIAN HISTORY OR U.S. HISTORY]

HIST 3600 History of Asian Civilization (W) 3 hours
Surveys East, Southeastern, and Northeastern Asian history emphasizing the role of China, and Japan in world affairs. [ASIAN HISTORY]

HIST 3630 History of Modern China (W) 3 hours
Prerequisite: History 1112. Surveys political, cultural, and social developments in China from the Qing Dynasty to the present. [ASIAN HISTORY]

HIST 3640 History of Modern Japan (W) 3 hours
Prerequisite: History 1112. Surveys political, economic, and cultural developments in Japan from the Tokugawa Shogunate through the present. [ASIAN HISTORY]

HIST 3650 The Mongol Conquests (W) 3 hours
This course examines the Monoglian Empire and the impact the Mongols had on Eurasia. [Asian History]

INDEPENDENT STUDIES AND SEMINARS

HIST 4000 Studies in Historiography (W) (O) 3 hours
A capstone seminar course that examines historical methodology. [ASIAN, AFRICAN, EUROPEAN, LATIN, U.S., WORLD HISTORY]

HIST 4100 Studies in U.S. History (W) (O) 3 hours
A capstone seminar course that examines special topics in U.S. history. [U.S. HISTORY] Note: This course may be taken more than once for credit with approval of Department Head.

HIST 4140 Studies in the History of Evolutionary Science (W)(O)3 hours
An inter-disciplinary capstone seminar course that examines the scientific underpinnings of evolution on the levels of micro-and macro-biology and also examines the political, social, and culture history of evolutionary science in the United States. [U.S. History]

HIST 4160 Studies in Military History (W) (O) 3 hours
A capstone seminar course that examines the connection between the military and society. [EUROPEAN HISTORY OR U.S. HISTORY]

HIST 4161 Studies in American Revolution (W) (O) 3 hours
A capstone seminar course that examines the origins, unfolding, and ramifications of the American Revolution from local, regional, and international perspectives. [U.S. HISTORY]

HIST 4170 Studies in Regional and Local History (W) (O) 3 hours
A capstone seminar course that examines selected topics in local history with an emphasis on Northeast Georgia. [U.S. HISTORY]

HIST 4190 Studies in U.S. Diplomatic History (W) (O) 3 hours
A capstone seminar course that examines selected episodes in American diplomacy from the Revolution to the present. [U.S. HISTORY]

HIST 4200 Studies in World History (W) (O) 3 hours
A capstone seminar course that examines selected topics in World Civilization. [ASIAN, AFRICAN, EUROPEAN, LATIN, U.S., WORLD HISTORY]
Note: This course may be taken more than once for credit with approval of Department Head.

HIST 4232 Studies in World War I (W) (O) 3 hours
A capstone seminar course that examines selected episodes and topics of World War I. MQS Approved. [U.S. HISTORY OR EUROPEAN HISTORY]

HIST 4300 Studies in European History (W) (O) 3 hours
A capstone seminar course that examines selected topics in European history. [EUROPEAN HISTORY] Note: This course may be taken more than once for credit with approval of Department Head.

HIST 4660 Studies in Vietnam (W) (O) 3 hours
A capstone seminar course that examines selected topics in the Vietnam War. MQS Approved. [ASIAN HISTORY OR U.S. HISTORY]

HIST 4810 Studies in 19th and 20th Century World (W) (O) 3 hours
A capstone seminar course that examines selected episodes and developments in 19th and 20th century world history. [WORLD HISTORY]

HIST 4850 Studies in Modern World Revolutions (W) (O) 3 hours
A capstone seminar course that examines selected topics in modern world revolutions. MQS approved. [U.S. HISTORY OR WORLD HISTORY]

HIST 4860 Studies in World War II (W) (O) 3 hours
A capstone seminar course that investigates selected episodes and topics of World War II. MQS approved. [EUROPEAN HISTORY OR U.S. HISTORY]

HIST 4875 Studies in Encounters in World History (W) (O) 3 hours
A capstone seminar course that explores the nature and impact of encounters, invasions, and cultural exchanges in world history. [WORLD HISTORY]

HIST 4880 Studies in Comparative Empires (W) (O) 3 hours
A capstone seminar course that examines imperial expansion in world history as well as the theories and methods of occupation and governance. [WORLD HISTORY]

HIST 4900 Internship in History I 3 hours
Prerequisite: Permission of professor.

HIST 4901 Internship in History II 6 hours
Prerequisite: Permission of professor.

HIST 4902 Internship in History III 9 hours
Prerequisite: Permission of professor.