Department of History

http://history.tamu.edu

Head: D. Vaught

Graduate Advisor: A. R. Seipp

Graduate study in history leads to the degrees of Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy. The graduate program is designed to prepare students for careers in teaching, business, government and social service. Studies toward the PhD are also designed to produce research scholars.

HIST 601 Colonial North America

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

The 17th- and 18th-century settlement of European North American colonies; slavery; comparisons of colonial administrations; interactions of Native Americans, Europeans, and African Americans across racial, ethnic, and cultural borders. May be taken two times for credit as content varies.
Prerequisite: Graduate classification.

HIST 604 The Early Republic

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

War for Independence; organizing the new government; the Constitutions; Federalists and Jeffersonians; Wars of 1812 and 1846; race, class, and gender in Jacksonian society; political, social, cultural, economic and territorial changes. May be taken two times for credit as content varies.
Prerequisite: Graduate classification.

HIST 613 Twentieth Century United States Diplomacy

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

U.S. foreign policies from end of Spanish-American War to present; scope, principles, practices, objectives, dangers and lessons learned.
Prerequisite: Approval of department head.

HIST 615 Colonial Latin America

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Social, ethnic, political, economic, religious, military, and cultural institutions in colonial Latin America, including attention to ethnohistory, women, and comparative colonial systems.
Prerequisite: Graduate classification.

HIST 617 Latin America: The National Period

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Social, ethnic, cultural, religious, political, and economic history of Latin America.
Prerequisite: Graduate classification.

HIST 618 Reading Seminar in Gender and Sexuality in History

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Examination of how gender and sexuality operate both as categories of identity and as analytical tools; how scholars have employed them to understand historical processes; how languages shape power relationships; how other vectors of identify (class, race and nation) intertwine with gender and sexuality.
Prerequisite: Graduate classification.

HIST 619 Research Seminar in Gender and Sexuality in History

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Research and writing seminar focused on topics relevant to gender and sexuality in history.
Prerequisite: Graduate classification.

HIST 620 Sectionalism, Civil War and Reconstruction

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Antebellum sectional divisions; causes of the Civil War; military campaigns and political and military leadership; the changing status of African Americans; social, political, economic, cultural and diplomatic developments; Reconstruction.
Prerequisite: Graduate classification.

HIST 621 The Emergence of Modern America

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Social, political, economic and cultural developments in the late 19th and early 20th centuries; industrialization; labor and farmer unrest; immigration; frontier transitions, imperialism.
Prerequisite: Graduate classification.

HIST 623 America since World War II

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

The Cold War; wars in Korea, Vietnam, and the Persian Gulf; the Civil Rights and Women's Rights Movements; immigration; social, cultural, and gender controversies.
Prerequisite: Graduate classification.

HIST 624 Readings in Race, Ethnicity, and Migration

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Selected topics and themes in the history of race, ethnicity, and migration; individual and community identity-formation; colonization, slavery, and empire; migration and immigration; social movements; borders and nation-building. May be taken three times for credit as content varies.
Prerequisite: Graduate classification.

HIST 625 Research Seminar in Race, Ethnicity, and Migration

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Topics and issues in the study of race, ethnicity, and migration history. May be taken three times for credit as content varies.
Prerequisite: Graduate classification.

HIST 628 Historiography

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Analysis of historical writing and philosophy of history; works of important historians from Herodotus to present; schools, theories and function of history.
Prerequisite: Approval of department head.

HIST 629 Research Methods and Professional Development

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Prepares for a career in history by exploring the practical side of the profession; includes life as a graduate student, teaching, research methods, ethics, grant-writing, conference papers, publishing, non- academic alternatives, and the job market.
Prerequisite: Approval of instructor.

HIST 630 Quantitative Methods in Historical Research

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Introduction to formal methods of analysis in historical research using computers; and applying quantitative methods to research problems.
Prerequisite: Approval of instructor.

HIST 631 Reading Seminar in United States History to 1877

Credits 3. 3 Other Hours.


Prerequisite: Approval of department head.

HIST 632 Reading Seminar in United States History after 1876

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.


Prerequisite: Approval of department head.

HIST 633 The American West

Credits 3. 3 Other Hours.

Immigrants and settlement patterns; international conflicts; social, racial, ethnic and cultural interactions across frontiers and borders; economic developments; politics and admission of new states into the United States; women's and gender issues; environmental concerns. May be taken two times as content varies.
Prerequisite: Graduate classification.

HIST 634 Maritime History and Sea Power

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Examines the maritime and naval history of the world with emphasis on the Western World since 1600; trade and communication, exploration, technology, maritime communities and naval warfare.
Prerequisite: Graduate classification.

HIST 635 Writing History

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Development of writing skills for graduate students in history; preparation of publishable-quality article-length essays based on primary sources; peer review and criticism.
Prerequisites: Graduate classification; approval of instructor.

HIST 639 Readings in Asian History

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Social and cultural transformation of modern Asia; politics and government; wars and military; imperialism and foreign relations; economic development, society, and culture. May be taken three times for credit as content varies.
Prerequisite: Graduate classification.

HIST 640 Readings in Atlantic World and Caribbean History

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Selected topics and themes in the history of the Atlantic World and Caribbean; revolutions, European colonialism in Africa and the Americas; transatlantic slave trade; growth of plantation societies; abolition of slavery; post-emancipation period. May be taken three times for credit as content varies.
Prerequisite: Graduate classification.

HIST 641 Research Seminar in Atlantic World and Caribbean History

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Topics and issues in the history of the Atlantic World and the Caribbean. May be taken three times for credit as content varies.
Prerequisite: Graduate classification.

HIST 643 Reading Seminar in European History from Renaissance to French Revolution

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Reading seminar in European history from the Renaissance to the French Revolution, classic and current themes, debates and methodologies in European history from the Renaissance to the French Revolution.
Prerequisite: Approval of department head.

HIST 644 Reading Seminar in European History from French Revolution to Present

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Reading seminar in European history from the French Revolution to the present; classic and current themes, debates and methodologies in European history from the French Revolution to the present.
Prerequisite: Approval of department head.

HIST 645 Research Seminar in War and Society

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Research and writing seminar focusing on issues and topics in war and society. May be taken four times for credit as content varies.

HIST 646 Readings in War and Society

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Reading seminar focusing on methodological issues related to the study of war and society; impact of organized violence and warfare on social structures; military organizations and operations; the experience of non-combatants. May be taken four times for credit as content varies.
Prerequisite: Approval of instructor and director of graduate studies; graduate classification.

HIST 647 Research Seminar in Asian History

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Social and cultural transformation of modern Asia; politics and government; wars and military affairs; imperialism and foreign relations; economic development; society; culture; religion.
Prerequisite: Graduate classification.

HIST 648 Readings on Topics in Modern European History

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Readings on topics covering the history of the political, social, cultural, intellectual, and diplomatic development of modern Europe as a whole or in part, or that of individual nations, empires, or regions. May be taken three times for credit as content varies.
Prerequisite: Graduate classification.

HIST 666 History of Technology

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Origins of the subfield; historiography; industrial development and labor relations; impact on the military; gender, class, and other social aspects.
Prerequisite: Graduate classification.

HIST 674 Readings in Chicano-Latino History

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Selected topics and themes related to Chicano-Latino history; race/ethnicity, gender/sexuality, labor adaption and resistance movements; colonialism, transnationalism, immigration; identity, and citizenship. May be taken three times for credit as content varies.
Prerequisite: Graduate classification.

HIST 675 Research Seminar in Chicano-Latino History

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Seminar focuses on researching and writing, core skills for historians; conduct primary source research in a subfield Chicano-Latino history and compose an article-length paper. May be taken three times for credit.
Prerequisite: Graduate classification.

HIST 677 Modern Britain

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Political, social, cultural, economic and diplomatic development of the United Kingdom in the 20th Century. May be taken for credit two times as content varies.
Prerequisite: Graduate classification.

HIST 678 Readings in the Southwest and its Borders

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Reading seminar focusing on how groups in the American Southwest articulate, enforce and challenge difference; brings together disparate historiographies to consider a variety of theoretical and methodological approaches used in understanding borders; examines contact, conflict and change across various kinds of historical and cultural boundaries. May be taken two times for credit as content varies.
Prerequisite: Graduate classification.

HIST 679 Research Seminar in the Southwest and its Borders

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Research and writing seminar focusing on selected topics and themes in an identified area of Southwest Border Studies. May be taken two times for credit as content varies.
Prerequisite(s): Graduate classification.

HIST 685 Directed Studies

Credits 1 to 6. 1 to 6 Other Hours.

Individual problems of research or scholarly activity not pertaining to thesis or dissertation, or selected instruction not covered by other courses.
Prerequisite: Approval of instructor and department head.

HIST 689 Special Topics in...

Credits 1 to 4. 1 to 4 Lecture Hours.

Selected topics in an identified area of American or European history. May be repeated for credit.

HIST 691 Research

Credits 1 to 23. 1 to 23 Other Hours.

Thesis research. Credit given only upon acceptance of completed thesis.
Prerequisite: Approval of department head.

Adams, Ralph, Distinguished Professor
History
PHD, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1972

Alonzo, Armando, Associate Professor
History
PHD, Indiana University, 1994

Alperntarlow, Sara, Associate Professor
History
PHD, University of Maryland, 1978

Anderson, Terry, Professor
History
PHD, Indiana University, 1978

Blanton, Carlos, Associate Professor
History
PHD, Rice University, 1999

Bouton, Cynthia, Professor
History
PHD, SUNY Binghamton, 1985

Bradford, James, Professor
History
PHD, University of Virginia, 1976

Brooks, Charles, Associate Professor
History
PHD, University of Buffalo, 1988

Broussard, Albert, Professor
History
PHD, Duke University, 1977

Buenger, Walter, Professor
History
PHD, Rice University, 1979

Cobbs, Elizabeth, Professor
History
PHD, Stanford University, 1988

Collopy, William, Lecturer
History
PHD, Texas A&M University, 2011

Coopersmith, Jonathan, Associate Professor
History
PHD, University of Oxford, 1985

Dawson, Joseph, Professor
History
PHD, Louisiana State University and A&M University, 1978

Dror, Olga, Associate Professor
History
PHD, Cornell University, 2003

Dunlap, Thomas, Professor
History
PHD, University of Wisconsin - madison, 1975

Dunning, Chester, Professor
History
PHD, Boston College, 1976

Emre, Side, Assistant Professor
History
PHD, University of Chicago, 2009

Flaherty, Jane, Lecturer
History
PHD, Texas A&M University, 2005

Foote, Lorien, Professor
History
PHD, University of Oklahoma - Norman, 1999

Haefeli, Evan, Associate Professor
History
PHD, Princeton University, 2000

Hatfield, April, Associate Professor
History
PHD, Johns Hopkins University, 1997

Hernandez, Sonia, Associate Professor
History
PHD, University of Houston, 2006

Hinojosa, Felipe, Associate Professor
History
PHD, University of Houston, 2009

Holzweiss, Robert, Visiting Assistant Professor
History
PHD, Texas A&M University, 2001

Hudson, Angela, Associate Professor
History
PHD, Yale University, 2007

Hudson, David, Instructional Associate Professor
History
PHD, Texas A&M University, 1998

Johnson, Violet, Professor
History
PHD, Boston College, 1992

Kamphoefner, Walter, Professor
History
PHD, University of Missouri, 1978

Kim, Hoi-Eun, Associate Professor
History
PHD, Harvard University, 2006

Kirkendall, Andrew, Professor
History
PHD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1996

Lenihan, John, Associate Professor
History
PHD, University of Maryland, 1976

Linn, Brian, Professor
History
PHD, Ohio State University, 1985

Livesay, Harold, Professor
History
PHD, Johns Hopkins University, 1970

McInnis, Verity, Lecturer
History
PHD, Texas A&M University, 2012

Parker, Jason, Associate Professor
History
PHD, University of Florida, 2002

Reese, Roger, Professor
History
PHD, The University of Texas, 1990

Resch, Robert, Associate Professor
History
PHD, University of California Davis, 1985

Rosenheim, James, Professor
History
PHD, Princeton University, 1981

Rouleau, Brian, Assistant Professor
History
PHD, University of Pennsylvania, 2010

Schloss, Rebecca, Associate Professor
History
PHD, Duke University, 2003

Schwartz, Daniel, Assistant Professor
History
PHD, Princeton University, 2009

Seipp, Adam, Professor
History
PHD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2005

Smith, Philip, Instructional Assistant Professor
History
PHD, Texas A&M University, 2007

Starks, Ernest, Professor
History
PHD, University of Houston, 1996

Stranges, Anthony, Associate Professor
History
PHD, University of Wisconsin - madison, 1977

Unterman, Katherine, Assistant Professor
History
PHD, Yale, 2011

Vaught, David, Professor
History
PHD, University of California, Davis, 1997

Wang, Di, Professor
History
PHD, Johns Hopkins University, 1999

Wood, Julia, Assistant Professor
History
PHD, Yale University, 2011

Yarak, Larry, Associate Professor
History
PHD, Northwestern University, 1983