AMH: American History Courses

College:Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities

Courses

AMH 2010   United States to 1877

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)

Survey of the United States history beginning with Native American cultures on the eve of colonization through the end of Reconstruction. Examines political, economic, and social developments. Meets General Education requirement in Social Sciences.

AMH 2020   United States since 1877

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)

Survey of the United States history beginning in 1877 and ending with a discussion of America in the present era. Examines political, economic, and social developments. Meets General Education requirement in Social Sciences.

AMH 3540   American Military History

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)

The American military experience from the colonial era to the present, including causes, conduct, and consequences of wars in American history, civil-military relations, and technology.

AMH 4103   Southern Frontier

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)

This course examines the interaction of the various and numerous peoples occupying the Southeastern frontier from the Restoration to the U. S. Civil War.

AMH 4111   Colonial America

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)

History of British Colonial America (1585 - 1776): founding of the colonies; development of economic, social, and political structures; the maturing of the colonies; and background to the American Revolution.

AMH 4131   American Revolutions, 1763-1828

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)

The social, economic and political histories of the American, Spanish-American and Haitian revolutions between 1763 and 1828.

AMH 4140   Early American Republic

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)

This course examines the major issues, events, and figures that defined the early American republic, the formative period of American history from the American Revolution to the War of 1812. All aspects of the early republic will be covered -- social, cultural, economic, political, constitutional, diplomatic, military, and biographical.

AMH 4144   The Era of Good Feelings

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)

This course examines the major issues, events, and figures that defined the years between the end of the War of 1812 and the election of Andrew Jackson in 1828. All aspects of the ?Era of Good Feelings? will be covered -- social, cultural, economic, political, constitutional, diplomatic, and military.

AMH 4153   Lewis and Clark: Corps of Discovery 3

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)

Students in this course will research and experience the travels of Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, and the Corps of Discovery from its inception with Thomas Jefferson through its travels from 1803 to 1806, and its impact on the development of the United States to the present. Offered concurrently with AMH 5156; graduate students will have additional work.

AMH 4160   Jacksonian America

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)

Examines the major issues, events, and figures that defined Jacksonian America, the period from the end of the War of 1812 to the Compromise of 1850. All aspects of the Jacksonian era will be covered - social, cultural, economic, political, constitutional, diplomatic, and military.

AMH 4202   From Stalin to Star Wars: The Cold War and American Culture

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)

Progression and complexities of the Cold War through both global and domestic arenas, from the rise of Communism to the collapse of the Soviet Union.

AMH 4272   Cold War and Film

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)

Period films are used to learn about the Cold War and its effect on the course of events in United States history as well as its influence on aspects of American culture. Classes conducted through a combination of lectures, film screenings, and discussions as well as with individual and group projects.

AMH 4380   Disaster in North American History

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)

Explores disaster as an analytical theme in the history of North America from the colonial era through the present.

AMH 4420   History of Florida

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)

Pre-Columbian to present; social, economic, and political development.

AMH 4427   Florida Panhandle History

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)

Exposes students to the diverse history of that section of Florida bounded in the west by the Perdido River and in the east by the Apalachicola River - the Florida Panhandle.

AMH 4442   The American West

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)

Seminar examines the complex relationships between history, myth-making, and national identity in the American West.

AMH 4460   Urban History

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)

United States urban development from the period of colonization through the present. Applies both traditional and public history techniques.

AMH 4551   U. S. Constitutional and Legal History (to 1877)

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)

A comprehensive examination of the development of the U.S. constitutional and legal system from the colonial period through Reconstruction. Although the history of the U.S. Supreme Court plays an integral role in this course, constitutional and legal history transcends the mere study of great cases and judicial decisions; the preeminent role of the President, Congress, and the legal system during the antebellum period - and the larger political, social, and economic forces surrounding and influencing this development - are given greater weight.

AMH 4552   U. S. Constitutional and Legal History (Since 1877)

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)

A comprehensive examination of the development of the U. S. constitutional and legal system from Reconstruction to the present day. Although the history of the U. S. Supreme Court plays an integral role in this course, constitutional and legal history transcends the mere study of great cases and judicial decisions; the preeminent role of the President, Congress, and the states in the making and development of the constitutional and legal system during the modern period of U. S. history - and the larger political, social, and economic forces surrounding and influencing the development - are given greater weight.

AMH 4575   Civil Rights

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)

U.S. civil rights movement from its roots in the nineteenth century to the present.

AMH 4644   Civil Rights and Hollywood

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)

Through this Public History undergraduate course, we will use period films and television to explore the Civil Rights Movement and its affect on the course of events in United States history as well as its influence on aspects of American culture. We will conduct classes through a combination of lectures, film screenings, and discussions, as well as with individual and group projects. Offered concurrently with AMH 5646; graduate students will be assigned additional work.

AMH 4694   North American Seafaring

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)

Explores the history of North American seafaring from the pre-Columbian era through the twentieth century.

AMH 4905   Directed Study

1-12 sh (may be repeated indefinitely for credit)

AMH 5156   Lewis and Clark: Corps of Discovery

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)

This course will research and create interpretive pieces on visitor sites from the travels of Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, and the Corps of Discovery from its inception with Thomas Jefferson through its travels from 1803 to 1806. Elements will focus on the conflicting perspectives of Turnerian ?Frontier? theory and New Western historical theory as well as the greater elements of change in the West including the progression of native populations, American expansion, environmental issues, cultural viewpoints, and the elements leading to current conditions. Classes will be conducted through a combination of lectures and discussions. From these concentrated sessions, students will then research selected visitor facilities across the United States and create interpretive narrative content on each for the Next Exit History? database. Offered concurrently with AMH 4153; graduate students will be assigned additional work.

AMH 5169   Jacksonian America

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)

This course examines the major issues, events, and figures that defined Jacksonian America, the period from the end of the War of 1812 to the Compromise of 1850. All aspects of the Jacksonian era will be covered -- social, cultural, economic, political, constitutional, diplomatic, and military. Offered concurrently with AMH 4160; graduate students will be assigned additional work.

AMH 5277   Cold War and Film

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)

Period films are used to learn about the Cold War and its affect on the course of events in U.S. history as well as its influence on aspects of American culture. Classes conducted through a combination of lectures, film screenings, and discussions as well as with individual and group projects. Offered concurrently with AMH 4272; graduate students are assigned additional work.

AMH 5646   Civil Rights and Hollywood

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)

Through this Public History graduate course, we will use period films and television to explore the Civil Rights Movement and its effect on the course of events in United States history as well as its influence on aspects of American culture. We will conduct classes through a combination of lectures, film screenings, and discussions, as well as with individual and group projects. Offered concurrently with AMH 4644 graduate students will be assigned additional work.

AMH 5905   Directed Study

1-12 sh (may be repeated indefinitely for credit)

AMH 6116   Colonial America

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)

Seminar explores the major historiographical trends in Colonial American history (1585-1776). The course is more thematic than comprehensive and stresses breadth rather than depth.

AMH 6117   Seminar: History of The Atlantic World

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)

This course explores the history of the Atlantic world from 1400-1800, with a special focus on the impact of Atlantic studies on the study of early American history.

AMH 6137   Revolutionary America

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)

This course explores the causes, course and consequences of the revolution. We consider two dimensions of the revolution?as a war of independence and a social upheaval within the colonies. Topics include the commercial and political strands of empire; the nature of creole identity, culture and society; the imperial crises and opening of the war; the role of various fighting forces through the Peace of Paris; and the subsequent struggles over the character of new state and national governments.

AMH 6149   Transformations of America

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)

This course examines the major issues, events, and figures that defined the early American republic, the formative period of American history from the War of 1812 to the Civil War. All aspects of the early republic will be covered -- social, cultural, economic, political, constitutional, diplomatic, military, and biographical.

AMH 6347   Materials Culture

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)

Course Description: This course examines the use of material culture as a form of historical research. The objects people used are just as important as the documents they wrote, and reveal much about the past. Utilizing primary documents as well as material culture, students will expand on traditional research methodologies to incorporate the use of material objects to understand history.

AMH 6439   Seminar: The Southern Frontier

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)

Research seminar focusing on the U.S. Southeastern frontier from 1750-1850.

AMH 6696   Seafaring in North America

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)

Explores the history of North American seafaring from the pre-Columbian era through the twentieth century.

AMH 6905   Directed Study

1-12 sh (may be repeated indefinitely for credit)