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The Department of History

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The Department of History



202 University Hall · Box 19529 · 817-272-2861 ·
www.uta.edu/history


Overview

The study of history explores the basic forces that have shaped human affairs and is therefore a means for dealing with present concerns and future problems. An appreciation of our heritage develops a sense of our identity. Historical inquiry also provides the necessary background for the study of other disciplines such as economics, literature, art, language, and the social as well as natural sciences.

Students of history develop important critical skills that are the hallmark of educated people: the ability to reason and analyze; the capacity to investigate problems and synthesize diverse information; facility in expressing ideas or data clearly and precisely. The History Department encourages an open and questioning attitude toward the diversity of human experiences and ideas. An awareness of cultural differences between various groups of people will provide insights concerning the basic issues of world civilization. Students of history are encouraged to read analytically, speak cogently, and write coherently.

Both the curriculum and the methodology of the History Department are multifaceted. The History Department, therefore, requires that students take courses in both chronological and topical areas in United States and world history. The history faculty specializes in such diverse methodologies as quantitative analysis and social and political history, as well as the more traditional biographical and narrative approaches. Thus students are exposed to the many ways of studying the past and the present.

A degree in history prepares students for a variety of careers, including teaching, archival administration, business, journalism and communications, historical preservation, law, and public affairs. More importantly, by providing insight into the causes and effects of change in society, a knowledge of history prepares every individual for life in a complex world.



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Admission to Department of History Degree Programs

There are no special requirements that prospective majors in the Department of History must fulfill beyond entering with a minimum 2.25 GPA. In order to graduate students must have a 2.0 GPA overall and in history courses. Students are strongly encouraged to complete the core requirement before enrolling in upper-level history courses.



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Requirements for a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History

English

Six hours of composition.

Literature

Three hours of English or modern and classical languages literature or other approved substitute.

Liberal Arts Elective

Three hours above the freshman level of literature, or social and cultural studies designated as taught in the College of Liberal Arts, or fine arts or philosophy, or technical writing.

Modern and Classical Languages

1441, 1442, 2313, and 2314 or equivalent (14 hours of the same language).

Political Science

2311, 2312.

Mathematics

Six hours (1301 and 1308 recommended).

Science

Eight hours of one lab science or four hours in two lab sciences (biology, chemistry, geology, or physics).

Fine Arts

Three hours of designated courses from architecture, art, dance, music, or theatre arts.

Social/Cultural Studies

Three hours of designated courses in archaeology, classical studies, communication, economics, history, humanities, linguistics, political science, social or cultural anthropology, social/political/cultural geography, social psychology, sociology or women's studies.

Electives

Sufficient to give the total number of hours required for a degree.

Major

Core (Required)

1311, 1312. (Students with a satisfactory SAT achievement score in U.S. history or other proof of a strong background in U.S. history may wish to enroll in an honors section or opt to substitute six hours of advanced courses in U.S. history.)

2301, 2302, (or 2313, 2314 for pre-law majors). Three hours from 3300 or 4394. 4394 is restricted to honors students.

It is strongly recommended that history majors complete the core requirement before enrolling in upper-level history courses.

Core (Advanced)

21 hours from the following groups, with at least six hours from each:

Group A: Advanced U.S. History

3310, 3311, 3315, 3317, 3318, 3320, 3321, 3322, 3323, 3324, 3325, 3326, 3327, 3328, 3334, 3342, 3345, 3346, 3348, 3349, 3350, 3351, 3352, 3354, 3355, 3356, 3357, 3358, 3359, 3360, 3361, 3362, 3363, 3364, 3365, 3366, 3367, 3368, 3369, 3370, 3371, 3372, 3373, 4370.

Group B: Advanced Non-U.S. History

3374, 3375, 3376, 3377, 3378, 3379, 3380, 3382, 3383, 3384, 4330, 4331, 4345, 4348, 4349, 4350, 4351, 4352, 4354, 4355, 4356, 4357, 4358, 4359, 4360, 4361, 4362, 4365, 4366, 4367, 4368, 4369, 4374, 4375, 4376, 4377, 4378, 4379, 4383, 4384.

(3307, 3309, 3319, 3344, 3389, 3390, 4301, 4388, 4391 may be used for credit in either U.S. or non-U.S. history depending on the subject.)

Minor

18 hours, at least six of which shall be 3000/4000 level.

Total

120 hours, at least 36 of which must be 3000/4000 level.

All history majors in consultation with their advisor will design an appropriate course of upper-level study in history.



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Bachelor of Arts Degree in History
(Pre-Law Option)

English

Six hours of composition.

Literature

Three hours of English or modern and classical languages literature or other approved substitute.

Political Science

2311, 2312; and six hours chosen from 3330, 3331, 3333, 3334, 3335, 3336, 4331, 4332.

Modern and Classical Languages

1441, 1442, 2313, and 2314 or equivalent (fourteen hours in the same language).

Mathematics

Six hours (1301 and 1308 recommended).

Science

Eight hours of one lab science or four hours in two lab sciences (biology, chemistry, geology, or physics).

Fine Arts

Three hours of designated courses from architecture, art, dance, music, or theatre arts.

Business Administration

BLAW 3311, 3312, 4310, or FLAW 3320.

Economics

ECON 2305, 2306, 4335, or FECO 3310.

Sociology/Anthropology

Three hours from any SOCI or ANTH 3000/4000 level.

Criminal Justice

Three hours from CRCJ 2334, 2340, 3300, 3337, 4322, 4331, 4380.

Philosophy

PHIL 1301 or 2311.

Electives

Sufficient to give the total number of hours required for a degree.

Major

Core (Required)

1311, 1312. (Students with a satisfactory SAT achievement score in U.S. history or other proof of a strong background in U.S. history may wish to enroll in an honors section or opt to substitute six hours of advanced courses in U.S. history.)

2313, 2314, 3300.

It is strongly recommended that history majors complete the core requirements before enrolling in upper-level history courses.

Core (Advanced)

18 hours from the following groups:

Legal History: 12 hours from 3307, 3317, 3318, 3319, 3320, 3322, 4350, 4385.

U.S. or Non-U.S. History: Six additional hours of any 3000/4000-level history course.

Minor

18 hours, at least six 3000/4000 level.

Total

120 hours, at least 36 of which must be 3000/4000 level.

All history majors in consultation with their advisor will design an appropriate course of upper-level study in history.



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Bachelor of Arts Degree in History
(with Secondary School History Teacher Certification)

English

Six hours of composition.

Literature

Three hours of English or modern and classical languages literature or other approved substitute.

Geography

1303 (satisfies social/cultural studies requirement).

Modern and Classical Languages

1441, 1442, 2313, and 2314 or equivalent (14 hours of the same language; Spanish recommended).

Political Science

2311, 2312.

Mathematics

Six hours (1301 and 1308 recommended).

Science

Eight hours of one lab science or four hours in two lab sciences (biology, chemistry, geology, or physics; GEOL 1425, 1426 recommended).

Fine Arts

Three hours of designated courses from architecture, art, dance, music, or theatre arts.

Liberal Arts Elective

Three hours above the freshman level of literature, social and cultural studies designated as taught in the College of Liberal Arts, fine arts or philosophy, or technical writing (anthropology, sociology, psychology, or 3000/4000 level political science or geography recommended).

Electives

Sufficient to give the total number of hours required for a degree.

Major

History Core (Required)

1311, 1312. (Students with a satisfactory SAT achievement score in U.S. history or other proof of a strong background in U.S. history may wish to enroll in an honors section or opt to substitute six hours of advanced courses in U.S. history.)

2301, 2302, and three hours from 3300 or 4394. 4394 is restricted to honors students.

It is strongly recommended that history majors complete the core requirement before enrolling in upper-level history courses.

History Concentration (Advanced)

3363, 3364, plus 6 hours from group A and 9 hours from group B.

Group A: Advanced U.S. History

3310, 3311, 3315, 3317, 3318, 3320, 3321, 3322, 3323, 3324, 3325, 3326, 3327, 3328, 3334, 3342, 3345, 3346, 3348, 3349, 3350, 3351, 3352, 3354, 3355, 3356, 3357, 3358, 3359, 3360, 3361, 3362, 3363, 3364, 3365, 3366, 3367, 3368, 3369, 3370, 3371, 3372, 3373, 4370.

Group B: Advanced Non-U.S. History

3374, 3375, 3376, 3377, 3378, 3379, 3380, 3382, 3383, 3384, 4330, 4331, 4345, 4348, 4349, 4350, 4351, 4352, 4354, 4355, 4356, 4357, 4358, 4359, 4360, 4361, 4362, 4365, 4366, 4367, 4368, 4369, 4374, 4375, 4376, 4377, 4378, 4379, 4383, 4384.

(3307, 3309, 3319, 3344, 3389, 3390, 4301, 4388, 4391 may be used for credit in either U.S. or non-U.S. history depending on the subject.)

Education Concentration (Advanced)

Prior acceptance to the College of Education required before taking these courses.

EDML 4300, EDTC 4301, LIST 4343.

Field Experience: Nine hours taken together in fall semester immediately before student teaching: EDUC 4341, 4343, 4352.

Student Teaching: EDUC 4647 (full-time student teaching in spring semester)

Total

120 hours, at least 36 of which must be 3000/4000 level.

All history secondary school teacher certification majors in consultation with their advisor will design an appropriate course of upper-level study in history.



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Bachelor of Arts Degree in History
(with Secondary School Social Studies Teacher Certification)

English

Six hours of composition.

Literature

Three hours of English or modern and classical languages literature or other approved substitute.

Modern and Classical Languages

1441, 1442, 2313, and 2314 or equivalent (14 hours of the same language; Spanish recommended).

Economics

2305, 2306.

Geography

1302, 1303, and 3 hours of Geography at the 3000/4000 level (satisfies social/cultural studies requirement).

Political Science

2311, 2312, and one of 3306, 3330, 3331, 3333, 3336, 4314, 4316, 4317, 4318, 4319, 4324, 4326, 4330, 4331, 4332, 4333, 4334, 4335, 4350, 4354.

Mathematics

Six hours (1301 and 1308 recommended).

Science

Eight hours of one lab science or four hours in two lab sciences (biology, chemistry, geology, or physics; GEOL 1425, 1426 recommended).

Fine Arts

Three hours of designated courses from architecture, art, dance, music, or theatre arts.

Major

History Core (Required)

1311, 1312. (Students with a satisfactory SAT achievement score in U.S. history or other proof of a strong background in U.S. history may wish to enroll in an honors section or opt to substitute six hours of advanced courses in U.S. history.)

2301, 2302, and three hours from 3300 or 4394. 4394 is restricted to honors students.

It is strongly recommended that history majors complete the core requirement before enrolling in upper-level history courses.

History Concentration (Advanced)

3363, 3364, plus 6 hours from group A and 9 hours from group B.

Group A: Advanced U.S. History

3310, 3311, 3315, 3317, 3318, 3320, 3321, 3322, 3323, 3324, 3325, 3326, 3327, 3328, 3334, 3342, 3345, 3346, 3348, 3349, 3350, 3351, 3352, 3354, 3355, 3356, 3357, 3358, 3359, 3360, 3361, 3362, 3363, 3364, 3365, 3366, 3367, 3368, 3369, 3370, 3371, 3372, 3373, 4370.

Group B: Advanced Non-U.S. History

3374, 3375, 3376, 3377, 3378, 3379, 3380, 3382, 3383, 3384, 4330, 4331, 4345, 4348, 4349, 4350, 4351, 4352, 4354, 4355, 4356, 4357, 4358, 4359, 4360, 4361, 4362, 4365, 4366, 4367, 4368, 4369, 4374, 4375, 4376, 4377, 4378, 4379, 4383, 4384.

(3307, 3309, 3319, 3344, 3389, 3390, 4301, 4388, 4391 may be used for credit in either U.S. or non-U.S. history depending on the subject.)

Education Concentration (Advanced)

Prior acceptance to the College of Education required before taking these courses.

EDML 4300, EDTC 4301, LIST 4343.

Field Experience: Nine hours taken together in fall semester immediately before student teaching: EDUC 4341, 4343, 4352.

Student Teaching: EDUC 4647 (full-time student teaching in spring semester)

Total

124 hours, at least 36 of which must be 3000/4000 level.

All history secondary school social studies teacher certification majors in consultation with their advisor will design an appropriate course of upper-level study in history.



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Minor in History

Students may work out a plan of courses in History even if they are not majoring in History. History is a popular field for:

  • Persons wishing to obtain teacher certification in History or Social Studies in addition to their original field of Educator Certification. These students take courses that will prepare them to pass the Texas Examinations of Educator Standards.
  • Persons interested in pursuing a graduate degree in History or the Humanities, but needing to complete additional undergraduate courses in History. Such coursework often is recommended for students who had an undergraduate minor or concentration (but not a major) in History, and are interested in working toward an M.A. in History. (for more information, see Graduate Study in History).

Declaring a History Minor

Minoring in History may be done in consultation with students' major departments by selecting at least 18 semester hours of History courses, at least 6 hours of which are at the advanced level (3000-4000).



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Minor in Disability Studies

The interdisciplinary field of disability studies explores the experiences of people with disabilities--one of the largest minorities in the United States and worldwide--as well as the ways in which conceptions and representations of disability and "the normal" have shaped human experiences more generally. Treating disability as a crucial element of human diversity, the Minor in Disability Studies approaches disability as a social, cultural, and political construct rather than just a medical condition (as it is commonly viewed). Taught by faculty from the Colleges of Liberal Arts, Education and Health Professions, Architecture, Business, and Social Work, this flexible and multidisciplinary minor prepares students for a variety of graduate programs and for careers in law, education, public health, nursing, architecture, urban planning, and social work.

Students seeking to minor in Disability Studies should first consult with advisors in their major departments or programs for approval, then meet with the Director of the Minor in Disability Studies. A minor in Disability Studies consists of 18 hours selected from the following courses or from other approved courses. Students are required to take one core course, HIST 3307: History of Disability, which introduces students to disability studies and the histories of ideas about disability, the lives of people with disabilities, and disability policy. HIST 3307 should be taken as early as possible. At least 6 hours must be taken in Group A: Disability Studies. No more than 12 hours may be completed in a single discipline.

Some of the following courses change focus from term to term and may therefore not be relevant to the minor during a particular semester. Credit will only be given when the topic of the course (or a substantial portion) focuses on issues related to disability. Other relevant courses not listed below may also be used to fulfill the minor, with the approval of the Director of the Minor in Disability Studies. For that reason, it is important that students consult with the advisor for the minor before registering each semester. Students should consult the catalog and/or the appropriate department for course prerequisites.

Required Core Course

DS 3307/HIST 3307 HISTORY OF DISABILITY

Group A: Disability Studies (at least 6 hours)

DS 3321 TOPICS IN DISABILITY STUDIES

DS 3331 RESEARCH IN DISABILITY STUDIES

DS 4391 CONFERENCE COURSE

DS 4395 DISABILITY STUDIES INTERNSHIP

HIST 3300 INTRODUCTION TO HISTORICAL RESEARCH (if focused on disability history)

HIST 4388 TOPICS IN HISTORY (if focused on disability history)

KINE 3304 ADAPTED PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND SPORT (3-0)

Group B: Contextual Courses

ANTH 3369 MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY

ECON 3301 THE ECONOMICS OF HEALTH (approval required)

ENGL 3368 TOPICS IN GENDER AND SEXUALITY (if includes section on disability; approval required)

ENGL 4345 TOPICS IN CRITICAL THEORY (if includes section on disability studies; approval required)

GEOG 4350 SPECIAL TOPICS IN MODERN GEOGRAPHY (if focused on geography of education; approval required)

HIST 3317 AMERICAN LEGAL AND CONSTITUTIONAL HISTORY, COLONIAL TO 1860 (if includes section on disability; approval required)

HIST 3318 AMERICAN LEGAL AND CONSTITUTIONAL HISTORY, 1860 TO PRESENT (if includes section on disability; approval required)

HIST 4388 TOPICS IN HISTORY (if focused on the history of eugenics, the history of the body, the history of education, or medical history; approval required)

KINE 2307 SOCIOLOGY OF SPORT (if includes section on disability; approval required)

LING 2371 LANGUAGE IN A MULTICULTURAL USA (if includes section on Deaf culture and American Sign Language; approval required)

MANA 4326 DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS

PHIL 3319 BIOMEDICAL ETHICS

POLS 4340 FEDERAL SOCIAL POLICY

POLS 4350 HEALTH POLITICS AND POLICY

SOCI 3318 SELF & SOCIAL IDENTITIES

SOCI 3342/KINE 3342 SOCIOLOGY OF THE HUMAN BODY

SOCI 4320 MEDICAL SOCIOLOGY

SOCW 3303. SOCIAL WELFARE POLICY AND SERVICES (if includes section on disability; approval required)



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Oral Communication Competency

Students majoring in History demonstrate competency in oral communication by successfully completing HIST 3300. The department advisor must certify completion of this requirement.



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Computer Use Competency

Students majoring in History demonstrate competency in computer use by successfully completing the sophomore level of a Foreign Language course when taken at UT Arlington. If you satisfy your language requirement otherwise, consult the advisor for ways to satisfy this computer competency requirement. The department advisor must certify completion of this requirement.



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History Faculty
Chair

Professor Dulaney

Professors

Adam, Demhardt, Fairbanks, Haynes, Kyle, Milson, Morris, Palmer, Rodnitzky

Associate Professors

Cawthon, Cole, Dulaney, Garrigus, Goldberg, Jalloh, Maizlish, Narrett, Reinhardt, Saxon

Assistant Professors

Babiracki, Bateman, Rose, Salinas, Zimmer

Professors Emeritus

Francaviglia, Green, Lackner, Philp, Reinhartz, Richmond, Trevino



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Course Descriptions

View Course Descriptions for:

History (HIST)

Geography (GEOG)

Geography is the study of humanity's interaction with the physical environment. Geographic conditions have had significant effects on history as interrelationships between place and human activities have changed over time. The study of geographic spatial relationships has a major role in general education because it offers both theoretical and practical foundations for understanding contemporary problems, particularly those related to environmentalism, modernization, and technological progress.



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