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2301 AMERICAN NATION I Required for the BA/BS major, history minor, and BSE-Social Studies (history emphasis) major. Satisfies UCA Core American history and government requirement. Provides an understanding of the development of the American people beginning with the age of exploration and culminating with the Civil War/Reconstruction period. Lecture and discussion, critical analysis of documents, and writing. Fall, spring, summer. ACTS: HIST2113 ]

2302 AMERICAN NATION II Required for the BA/BS major, history minor, and BSE-Social Studies (history emphasis) major. Satisfies UCA Core American history and government requirement. This course provides an understanding of the development of the United States since the Civil War/Reconstruction period. Lecture and discussion, emphasizing reading, critical analysis of documents, and writing. Fall, spring, summer. ACTS: HIST2123 ]

3340 INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN INDIAN HISTORY: 1500-PRESENT Upper-division elective. This course seeks to promote an understanding of the role played by the indigenous peoples of North America in the historical evolution of the United States. Topics will include: initial migrations and cultural development; impact of European contact and conquest; assimilation, acculturation, and adaptation; removal, resistance, and reservation life; and 20th century adjustments. On demand.

3353 AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY BEFORE 1868 Upper-division elective. Minor in Southern and Arkansas studies. Major and minor in African and African American studies. Provides an understanding of American history from the perspective of the African-American experience. Colonial period to the ratification of the Fourteenth Amendment. Lecture, discussion, writing. On demand.

3354 AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY, 1868 TO PRESENT Upper-division elective. Minor in Southern and Arkansas studies. Major and minor in African and African American studies. Provides an understanding of American history from the perspective of the African-American experience, from the ratification of the Fourteenth Amendment to the protest movements of the modern era. Lecture, discussion, writing. On demand.

3381 AMERICAN MILITARY HISTORY Upper-division elective. This course surveys the history of the American military establishment. Emphasis on military policy, the principles of war, and the interrelationship among military affairs, technology, and the general pattern of societal development. On demand.

3388 TUTORIAL STUDIES IN AMERICAN HISTORY Upper-division elective. Directed reading in American history. Preparation for an honors thesis to be written during the student's senior year. Discussions with instructor, research, writing. Prerequisite: consent of instructor and department chair. On demand.

4301 AMERICAN ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY Upper-division elective. Examines the changing relationship between humans and their environment from the colonial period to the present. Lecture, discussion, analysis of documents, participatory classroom activities, writing. On demand.

4305 THE UNITED STATES AND THE MIDDLE EAST, 1776 TO THE PRESENT An overview of the evolution of the relationship between the United States and the Middle East from American independence to the present day.  On demand.

4306 ATLANTIC SLAVE TRADE Upper-division elective.  This course covers the history of the trans-Atlantic slave trade from the early 16th to the late 19th century. Students examine why Europeans bought slaves, why Africans sold slaves, how slaves coped, resisted, and adapted, and how the Atlantic slave trade came to an end. Lecture, discussion, document analysis, writing. Every other year or on demand.

4308 AMERICAN WOMEN'S HISTORY Upper-division elective. Examines the history of American women from the colonial period to the present. Emphasis on class, race, and ethnic differences. Lecture, discussion, analysis of documents, participatory classroom activities, writing. On demand.

4311 AMERICAN COLONIAL AND REVOLUTIONARY HISTORY Upper-division elective. Examines the age of exploration and colonization and developments leading to the American Revolution, 1492-1783. Emphasis on the contribution of the era to American political, social, and intellectual tradition. Lecture, discussion, analysis of documents, participatory classroom activities, writing. On demand.

4315 WORK, WEALTH, AND POWER IN UNITED STATES HISTORY This course explores the social and cultural history of the American working classes. Topics include the rise of industrialization and wage labor, slavery, the labor movement and labor relations, war, deindustrialization, and globalization. While the emphasis will be exploring the beliefs and experiences of American workers, the course will also pay attention to the historical development of capitalism in the United States and will examine the relationships of power between Americans of different economic positions. On demand.

4318 ARCHAEOLOGY AND HISTORY OF SOUTHWEST NATIVE AMERICAN CIVILIZATIONS A course intended to provide an overview of the Native American civilizations of the American southwest to about 1800. Various methodologies for studying this period and area will be employed, including archaeology, ethnography, and historical linguistics. The focus of the course will be on the Anasazi, Hohokam, Mississippian, Mogollon, Salado, and Sinagua civilizations. On demand.

4322 EARLY NATIONAL HISTORY, 1783-1848 Upper-division elective. The course covers the social and political development of the United States from its origins in 1787 to 1848. The class focuses on the debate over the Constitution, political and philosophical differences among Americans in the early republic, the market revolution, social change and reform of the antebellum period, the political controversies of the 1790s and and the 1830s, westward expansion, sectional tensions and the differences in the social and economic development of different regions of the United States. Lecture, discussion, analysis of documents, participatory classroom activities, research, and writing. On demand.

4325 AMERICAN LIFE AND THOUGHT TO 1865 Upper-division elective. Examines political and social thought and cultural trends from the Puritan era to the Civil War period. Lecture, discussion, documentary analysis, writing. On demand.

4326 AMERICAN LIFE AND THOUGHT SINCE 1865 Upper-division elective. Examines political and social thought and cultural trends since 1865. Lecture discussion, documentary analysis, writing . On demand.

4327 THE AMERICAN WEST Upper-division elective. Examines the influence of the frontier and of western expansion on the history of the United States. Lecture, discussion, documentary analysis, writing. On demand.

4330 THE CIVIL WAR AND RECONSTRUCTION, 1848-1877 Upper-division elective. The course covers the sectional crisis of the 1850s, the establishment of the Confederate States, social and political developments in the Union and Confederacy during the war, emancipation, military policy and strategy, and reconstruction. Lecture, discussion, analysis of documents, participatory classroom activities, research, and writing. Fall

4333 UNITED STATES IMMIGRATION AND ETHNIC HISTORY FROM COLONIAL TIMES TO PRESENT This course examines immigration to the United States from the colonial period to the present. It considers social, cultural, political, and economic themes to analyze immigrant experiences and explain native-born attitudes toward newcomers. Lecture, discussion, document analysis, writing. On demand.

4335 DIPLOMATIC HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES Upper-division elective. Students examine the diplomatic history of the Revolutionary period, the early national era, the Civil War, America's rise to world power, two world wars, and the Cold War. Lecture, discussion, documentary analysis, writing. On demand.

4338 AMERICAN HISTORY THROUGH FILM Upper-division elective. Examination of how the history of film and the film industry in America relates to broader political, economic, cultural, and social trends. On demand.

4340 THE EMERGENCE OF MODERN AMERICA, 1877-1920 Upper-division elective. Students examine the conquest of the last western frontier, the rise of big business, progressivism, and the United States as a world power. Lectures, discussion, analysis of documents, writing. On demand.

4345 THE SOUTH TO 1865 Upper-division elective. Minor in Southern and Arkansas studies. Students study the history of the old South with an emphasis on southern nationalism, slavery, politics, and social and intellectual developments. Lecture, discussion, analysis of documents, writing. On demand.

4346 THE SOUTH SINCE 1865 Upper-division elective. Minor in Southern and Arkansas studies. Students study the re-integration of the South back into the Union, the problems faced by the region, and their legacy to the present. Lecture, discussion, analysis of documents, writing. On demand.

4350 AMERICA IN DEPRESSION AND WAR, 1920-1960 Upper-division elective. Students examine twentieth-century political, social, economic, and intellectual developments. Topics include the twenties, the Depression, America in World War II, and the Cold War. Lecture, discussion, analysis of documents, writing. On demand.

4353 INTER-AMERICAN RELATIONS Upper-division elective. Students review political, economic, and cultural relationships between the United States and Latin America, with special attention to the period from 1898 to the present. Lecture, discussion, analysis of documents, participatory classroom activities, writing. Counts as United States or world history. On demand.

4355 THE ROLE OF ARKANSAS IN THE NATION Required for BSE in Social Studies; upper-division elective. Students examine United States history as reflected in the history of Arkansas. Emphasis on the ways Arkansas reflects or departs from national trends. Lecture, discussion, analysis of documents, participatory classroom activities, writing. Fall, spring.

4358 RECENT AMERICAN HISTORY Upper-division elective. The political, social, cultural, diplomatic, and economic history of the United States from 1960 to the present. On demand.

4359 HISTORY OF THE AFRICAN AMERICAN CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT IN THE UNITED STATES A study of the "long" Civil Rights Movement from 1919 to the 1980's. Begins with the economic, historical, and legal origins of segregation. Traces the rise of civil rights activism as well as the broad range of civil rights issues and activist strategies. Examines the impact of the movement on domestic politics, culture, and foreign policy. On demand.

4386 THE WAR IN THE PACIFIC, 1931-1945 Upper-division elective. Students critically evaluate Japanese-American relations, covering such topics as Asian nationalism, Western imperialism, and Japanese expansion. Counts as United States or world history. Lecture, discussion, analysis of documents, writing. On demand.