HIST 1028 - Introduction to Modern Latin American History since 1800
Introduces students to the history of Latin America from independence to the present. Investigates the social implications of various models of economic development, the opportunities and difficulties resulting from economic ties with wealthier countries, the consequences of ethnic, gender and class divisions, and the struggles of Latin Americans to construct equitable political systems. Approved for GT-HI1.
HIST 1800 - Introduction to Global History
Applies a broad perspective to the global past in order to illuminate how common historical patterns and processes as well as unique elements shaped the human experience. Using a thematic approach, introduces highlights cross-cultural interactions among societies, and, when relevant, how historical processes that began centuries ago still impact the contemporary world. Topic will vary by semester. Department enforced prerequisite: 3 hours of any history coursework.
HIST 3020 - Historical Thinking & Writing
Spring 2018 / Fall 2018
Develops the research techniques and habits of mind required to succeed in the History major, honing students' critical, analytical, and synthetic skills while introducing them to History as a discipline and a way of understanding the world. Students practice the kinds of writing required in upper-division History classes. Topics will vary. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.
HIST 4128 - The History of Modern Mexico Since 1821
Spring 2018 / Summer 2018 / Spring 2019 / Summer 2019
Centers on the Mexican search for political consolidation and stability through the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. Focuses on the Mexican Revolution (1910-1940) and the post revolutionary rule of the Institutional Revolutionary Party. Examines the War on Drugs and the causes of Mexican migration to the United States. Recommended prerequisite: HIST 1028 or HIST 3020. Same as HIST 5128.