Houston Baptist University Catalog

History ( HIST ) Course Descriptions

  • HIST 2303 INTRO TO HISTORICAL METHODS

    HIST 2303 Introduction to Historical Methods
    Prerequisite(s): None
    This course is designed to introduce students to the approaches and methods involved in the study of history. It will focus on basic tools of historical research and writing, questions about the concept of history, and the fundamental issues involved in studying the past.

  • HIST 2311 WESTERN CIVILIZATION I

    HIST 2311 Western Civilization I
    Prerequisite(s): None
    A survey of Western Civilization from the Ancient World to the end of the Middle Ages in Europe.

  • HIST 2312 WESTERN CIVILIZATION II

    HIST 2312 Western Civilization II
    Prerequisite(s): None
    A survey of Western Civilization from the Renaissance and Reformation to the present.

  • HIST 2313 U S HISTORY TO 1877

    HIST 2313 U.S. History to 1877
    Prerequisite(s): None
    A survey of American history from its origins to the close of Reconstruction.

  • HIST 2323 U S HISTORY FROM 1877

    HIST 2323 U.S. History from 1877
    Prerequisite(s): None
    A survey of American history from the close of Reconstruction to the present.

  • HIST 3311 AMERICAN RELIGIOUS HISTORY

    HIST 3311 American Religious History
    Prerequisite(s): None
    This course covers the history of American religion from the pre-contact period to the present.

  • HIST 3313 COLONIAL AMERICA

    HIST 3313 Colonial America
    Prerequisite(s): None
    This course covers the history of colonial North America, from the first European settlements in the sixteenth century to the end of Spanish rule in northern New Spain in 1821. The primary focus is on the regions that later become part of the United States.

  • HIST 3314 REVOLUTIONARY/EARLY NATL AMER

    HIST 3314 Revolutionary and Early National America
    Prerequisite(s): None
    A study of the causes and consequences of the American Revolution and the development of the United States between 1763 and 1789.

  • HIST 3323 CIVIL WAR AND RECONSTRUCTION

    HIST 3323 Civil War and Reconstruction
    Prerequisite(s): None
    A study of the rise of sectionalism, the abolition crusade, the secession crisis, United States versus Confederate States, aftermath of the war, reconstruction, economic and social consequences of the war, and emergence of a New South.

  • HIST 3333 HISTORY OF TEXAS

    HIST 3333 History of Texas
    Prerequisite(s): None
    A survey course from the period of exploration and early colonization to the present. It includes the struggle for independence, the Civil War in Texas, and the growth of the state into an industrialized, urbanized society.

  • HIST 3341 THE OLD SOUTH

    HIST 3341 The Old South
    Prerequisite(s): None
    This course covers the history of the American South (the Old South) from the pre-contact period to the beginning of the Civil War.

  • HIST 3346 LATIN AMER:KINGS TO PRESIDENTS

    HIST 3346 History of Latin America: From Kings to Presidents
    Prerequisite(s): None
    This course focuses on Latin America from the Spanish and Portuguese conquest to the twentieth century. Emphasis will be placed on the colonial era, the development of nationalism and independence movements, and the major historical developments in the last 70 years. The course will examine the region’s development chronologically, examining the dominant trends across national boundaries, providing students with a framework to understand how current situations are rooted in past historical processes.

  • HIST 3354 HISTORY OF BRITAIN I – TO 1688

    HIST 3354 History of Britain I – To 1688
    Prerequisite(s): None
    This class focuses on the origins and development of the political, social, and cultural institutions in the British Isles and extends from the Roman era to 1688.

  • HIST 3364 HIST OF BRITAIN II – FROM 1688

    HIST 3364 History of Britain II – From 1688
    Prerequisite(s): None
    This class focuses on the development of the political, social, and cultural institutions in the British Isles from the Glorious Revolution to the present.

  • HIST 3375 GREAT TEXTS IN HISTORY

    HIST 3375 Great Texts in History
    Prerequisite(s): None
    This course introduces students to a variety of ideas, methods, and texts, and the kinds of genres and sources that compose historical studies. Emphasis is placed on the Great Books of the Western Tradition and other key historical texts that are important to the discipline.

  • HIST 3377 ANCIENT GREECE

    HIST 3377 Ancient Greece
    Prerequisite(s): None
    This course examines the political, social, and cultural history of the ancient Greek world. Topics include the Archaic, Classical, and Hellenistic periods.

  • HIST 3378 ANCIENT ROME

    HIST 3378 Ancient Rome
    Prerequisite(s): None
    This course examines the political, social, religious, and cultural history of the ancient Roman world from the founding of Rome to approximately AD 250. Topics include Republican expansion, transition to Empire, and Pax Romana.

  • HIST 3379 LATE ANTIQUITY

    HIST 3379 Late Antiquity
    Prerequisite(s): None
    This course examines the political, social, religious and cultural history of the Mediterranean world from approximately AD 250 to 600. Topics include the rise of Christianity, the Germanic migrations, and the birth of Islam.

  • HIST 3380 BLOOD & FIRE: REL, SCI & MED

    HIST 3380 Blood & Fire: Religion, Science, and Medicine, 1000-1700
    Prerequisite(s): None
    This course explores the changes in natural philosophy and scientific thought in Christian Europe and the Muslim world during the medieval and early modern periods, as well as the role of religion in these changes. Particular emphasis is placed on advances in medicine and physics as well as the transition from a medieval to modern view of science.

  • HIST 3388 COMPARATIVE WORLD CIVILIZATION

    HIST 3388 Comparative World Civilizations
    Prerequisite(s): None
    This course focuses on major world civilizations from ancient times to the present.

  • HIST 3396 EARLY MODERN EUROPE:1400-1815

    HIST 3396 Early Modern Europe: 1400-1815
    Prerequisites: None
    This course examines the political, social, and cultural events in Europe from the Renaissance and Reformation through the Age of Napoleon.

  • HIST 4181 SPECIAL TOP/INDEPENDENT STUDY

    HIST 4181 Special Topics/Independent Study
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Topics are selected on basis of student need and academic qualifications of staff. If regular lectures are not given, a minimum of 30 hours of work for each hour credit must be included.

  • HIST 4281 SPECIAL TOP/INDEPENDENT STUDY

    HIST 4281 Special Topics/Independent Study
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Topics are selected on basis of student need and academic qualifications of staff. If regular lectures are not given, a minimum of 30 hours of work for each hour credit must be included.

  • HIST 4310 THE MEDIEVAL WORLD

    HIST 4310 The Medieval World
    Prerequisite(s): None
    This course examines the political, social, religious, and cultural history of Europe from the Carolingian Empire to the birth of the Renaissance. Topics include the formation of medieval states, the Crusades, and the Roman Catholic Church.

  • HIST 4311 RENAISSANCE AND REFORMATION

    HIST 4311 Renaissance and Reformation
    Prerequisite(s): None
    This course examines the European cultural, religious, and social transformations that occurred between 1350 and 1650–transformations known as the Renaissance and Reformation.

  • HIST 4314 GILDED AGE/PROG ERA-1870-1917

    HIST 4314 The Gilded Age and Progressive Era, 1870-1917
    Prerequisite(s): None
    An advanced study of the Gilded Age (1870-1890) and Progressive Era (1890-1917) as the formative stage of modern America.

  • HIST 4330 UNITED STATES LEGAL HISTORY

    HIST 4330 United States Legal History
    Prerequisite(s): None
    This course provides an introduction to the history of American law from the Declaration of Independence in 1776 to the establishment of women’s suffrage in 1920.

  • HIST 4340 UNBORN LIFE:WEST TRAD/AMER HIS

    HIST 4340 Unborn Life in the Western Tradition and American History
    Prerequisite(s): None
    This course explores the history of American ideas and practices regarding unborn human life within the context of the philosophical and religious traditions of the West.

  • HIST 4357 AMERICAN EXPERIENCE:VIETNAM

    HIST 4357 American Experience in Vietnam
    Prerequisite(s): None
    A study of the American military experience in Vietnam, 1950-1975.

  • HIST 4373 STUDIES IN BRITISH HISTORY

    HIST 4373 Studies in British History
    Prerequisite(s): None
    An advanced study of special problems or periods in British history, examined through lectures, discussions, and presentations, in one of the following periods: (a) Tudor-Stuart England, (b) Victorian Britain, (c) the British Empire, (d) Modern Britain.

  • HIST 4381 SPECIAL TOP/INDEPENDENT STUDY

    HIST 4381 Special Topics/Independent Study
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Topics are selected on basis of student need and academic qualifications of staff. If regular lectures are not given, a minimum of 30 hours of work for each hour credit must be included.

  • HIST 4383 INTERNSHIP IN HISTORY

    HIST 4383 Internship in History
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of the Instructor
    Directed work experience in a variety of public and private organizations. The primary objective of this course is to provide students with opportunities to apply what they have learned in class in a career-oriented setting. Also provides students with the opportunity to attain applied research experience and develop analytic skills.

  • HIST 4392 INDEPENDENT RSCH&DIRECTED READ

    HIST 4392 Independent Research Projects and Directed Readings
    Prerequisite(s): None
    A research intensive capstone history course involving important historical terminology, source materials, documentation formats, historiography, and investigative methodologies, with a rigorous emphasis on the analytical proficiencies and advanced writing techniques used by historians.