History (HI) Course Descriptions

1013 World Civilization I (3) F
A survey of the major civilizations of the world, emphasizing the most significant trends, personalities and events in Asian, African, European and American civilizations from 4500 B.C. to A.D. 1600.

1023 World Civilization II (3) SP
Same as 1013 except begins at 1500 and continues to present.

1113 Foundations of Western Civilization to 1600 (3) F, SP, SU
A survey of the major personalities, events, and trends in the early history of Western civilization.

1123 Foundations of Western Civilization Since 1600 (3) F, SP, SU
A survey of the major personalities, events, and trends in Western civilization since the Reformation.

2213 History of the United States I (3) F, SP, SU
European backgrounds to the Civil War. Prerequisite: English 1113.

2223 History of the United States II (3) F, SP, SU
Civil War to the present. Prerequisite: English 1113.

3013 Historiography (3) F
A basic introduction to the field of history, historical methods, historical writing, and the use of the computer in the historical field. WC.

3053 Methods of Teaching History (3) F
To be taken before the Professional Semester. The major requirement is the construction of a teaching unit.

3063 History of Medicine and Related Sciences (3) F*
The study of medical research and healthcare since ancient times. WC.

3103 Ancient Civilizations (3) SP
A survey of ancient Greece, beginning with the Helladic period and the Minoan civilization and concluding with a study of the amalgamated Hellenistic period. WC.

3113 Medieval Europe (4th Century-1350) (3) SP*
A survey of Medieval civilization from the fall of the Roman Empire to the eve of the modern world. WC.

3123 Renaissance and Reformation (1350-1648) (3) F*
A course emphasizing the Italian and Northern Renaissances and the Protestant and Catholic Reformation movements, 1300-1648. WC.

3133 Eighteenth Century Europe (3) F*
This course spans Europe from the Treaty of Westphalia to the defeat of Napoleon. WC.

3143 Nineteenth Century Europe (1815-1914) (3) SP
A study that begins with the fall of Napoleon and continues to the outbreak of World War I. WC.

3153 Twentieth Century Europe (1914-present) (3) F
Beginning with World War I, this course continues to the present. WC.

3203 Colonial America (3) F*
A lecture-seminar approach to early America, ending at the Revolutionary War. Prerequisite: History 2213 or permission of the instructor. WC.

3213 National Period (1776-1850) (3) F*
Prerequisite: History 2213 or permission of the instructor. WC.

3243 Civil War and Reconstruction (1850-1877) (3) SP*
Beginning with the Compromise of 1850, this course stresses the division of the United States to the end of the Reconstruction era. Prerequisite: History 2223 or permission of the instructor. WC.

3253 Foundations of 20th Century America (1877-1941) (3) SP*
A study emphasizing Industrialism, Populism, Progressivism, World War I, the Roaring ‘20s, and the New Deal. Prerequisites: History 2223 or permission of the instructor. WC.

3263 Recent American Issues (1941-present) (3) SP
A study of major issues beginning with World War II to the present. Prerequisite: History 2223 or permission of the instructor. WC.

3313 Historical Geography of the United States (3) SP*
A study of the geography of the United States from discovery and settlement, giving attention to the spread of population and the problems faced until the 1890s.

3323 Cultural Geography (3) F
An examination of the main regions of global geography with an emphasis on area studies and human-to-land relationships. 

400V Internship in Public History (1-12) F, SP
Application process begins the semester before internship is to begin.

4013 **Religion and American Culture (3) F*
An overview of American religions from the Colonial era to the present. See also Bible 3753. WC.

4023 History of Tennessee (3) S*
The study of Tennessee emphasizing the political, cultural, social, and religious developments. WC.

4053 History and Politics of the Middle East (3) SP*
An historical survey of Middle Eastern civilizations and an analysis of their political systems. WC.

4103 Latin America (3) SP*
An overview of Latin America with emphasis on the political, social, and economic conditions. WC.

4113 England Before the 17th Century (3) SP*
A study of English history from earliest times to the death of Elizabeth I. WC.

4123 England Since the 17th Century (3) SP*
The political, social, and cultural development of England since 1600. WC.

4133 History and Politics of Russia (3) F*
A study of 19th and 20th century Russia with special emphasis on the Russian Revolution. WC.

4143 Modern China and the Far East (3)
A survey of the political, religious, intellectual, and cultural developments of modern China, Japan, Korea, and Southeast Asia. Offered on demand. WC.

4153 Urban History and Politics (3) SP*
A historical and political overview of the city in American History. See also Political Science 3113. WC.

4163 The South in American History (3)
A course that stresses ideas and attitudes that make the South a distinct region. Offered on demand. WC.

4173 African American Studies (3)
This interdisciplinary course surveys the life and work of notable African Americans who have personified the struggle to create, nurture, and assert a distinct identity within the larger U.S. culture. Offered on demand. WC.

4193 U.S. Military History (3) SP*
A survey of military history that focuses on American wars, military leadership, politics, and the evolution of U.S. military doctrine. Prerequisite: History 2213 and 2223 or permission of instructor. WC.

4203 History and Politics of Prisons and Punishment (3)
This course will explore both the historical development of prisons, and the ongoing economic, sociological, and theological consequences of the prison industrial complex. 

4213 History and Politics of Reconciliation (3)
How do societies reconcile an offense: easy reconciliation may merely appease and encourage future crimes and injustices, yet Christians are called to be ministers of reconciliation. Utilizing international case studies (e.g., South Africa, Rwanda, Northern Ireland, the Middle East and the U.S.) this course assesses several historical policies ansd practices of reconciliation.

470V Selected Topics (1,2, 3) Offered on demand
A diversity of topics will be made available to the student. Topics will be announced in the semester schedule. Courses offered the past include World War II, Nashville Scenes, Byzantine History, History of Germany, History of France, and Lost Civilizations. 

4803 History Travel (3) SU
A group travel course with an instructor from Lipscomb. There are reading and writing requirements associated with the course.

4993 Senior Seminar (3) SP, SU
This course is required of all history and American Studies majors. WC.