AMH: American History Courses

Courses

AMH 2010   United States to 1877

Col of Arts, Soc Sci and Human, Department of History and Philosophy

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

Col of Arts, Soc Sci and Human, Department of History and Philosophy

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

Col of Arts, Soc Sci and Human, Department of History and Philosophy

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 4111   Colonial America

Col of Arts, Soc Sci and Human, Department of History and Philosophy

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

Col of Arts, Soc Sci and Human, Department of History and Philosophy

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 4170   The American Civil War

Col of Arts, Soc Sci and Human, Department of History and Philosophy

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)

The general objective of this course is to provide students with a deeper knowledge of the origins, evolution, and conduct of the American Civil War (or "War Between the States"). More specifically, after completion of the course students should better comprehend: - why the war occurred; - the strategic goals of the North and South; - the advantages/disadvantages facing both belligerents - the military campaigns/conduct of the war 1861-1865 - the differences between Northern and Southern war experience; - how the war affected life on the home-front; - the reasons for the ultimate triumph of the Union; - the social, economic, political, and scientific consequences of the war; - the international significance of the war. -The Civil War in society and culture today Course activities consist of lectures, films, class reading assignments, research papers, quizzes and examinations.

AMH 4375   Inventing the Future: The History of American Technology

Col of Arts, Soc Sci and Human, Department of History and Philosophy

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)

Explores the history of technological change in the United States from the period of industrialization to the digital age.

AMH 4380   Disaster in North American History

Col of Arts, Soc Sci and Human, Department of History and Philosophy

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. Meets Gordon Rule Writing Requirement.

AMH 4420   History of Florida

Col of Arts, Soc Sci and Human, Department of History and Philosophy

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)

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

AMH 4427   Florida Panhandle History

Col of Arts, Soc Sci and Human, Department of History and Philosophy

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

Col of Arts, Soc Sci and Human, Department of History and Philosophy

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 4575   Civil Rights

Col of Arts, Soc Sci and Human, Department of History and Philosophy

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)

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

AMH 4693   Sun, Surf, and Sand: The History of the American Beach

Col of Arts, Soc Sci and Human, Department of History and Philosophy

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)

This course surveys the social, cultural, political, and environmental history of the American beach. It introduces students to the emerging, vibrant subfield of "New Coastal History" by exploring the innovative approaches and methodologies historians are using to study coastal people and places.

AMH 4694   North American Seafaring

Col of Arts, Soc Sci and Human, Department of History and Philosophy

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

Col of Arts, Soc Sci and Human, Department of History and Philosophy

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

AMH 5905   Directed Study

Col of Arts, Soc Sci and Human, Department of History and Philosophy

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

AMH 6116   Colonial America

Col of Arts, Soc Sci and Human, Department of History and Philosophy

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 6137   Revolutionary America

Col of Arts, Soc Sci and Human, Department of History and Philosophy

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

Col of Arts, Soc Sci and Human, Department of History and Philosophy

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 6675   Comparative Slaveries in the Atlantic World

Col of Arts, Soc Sci and Human, Department of History and Philosophy

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)

Everyone can agree on the magnitude, impact, and violence of the trans-Atlantic African slave trade. What is less known are the diversity of actors who participated in this trade. Nor are the precursors to the Atlantic trade often studied, despite the fact that societies from the Greeks and Romans to Muslim Caliphates engaged in vast networks of slavery. From Prussian merchants to African kings and Canary Islanders, this course investigates the many faces of slavery. We will compare and contrast the African/Atlantic trade with the indigenous slave trade (from the Circum-Caribbean and Canada to the Southeastern U.S.), to see how each business affected one another. In addition we will look at the diverse ways that different European powers approached slavery. But this is not only a story of suffering; we will also focus on the many strategies for survival employed by Indian and African slaves in the face of unimaginable violence and exploitation. It is in the resistance and agency of slaves that we find the seeds of present day African American culture. Finally, the course will investigate modern slavery in its many forms from sexual to indentured labor across the globe.

AMH 6905   Directed Study

Col of Arts, Soc Sci and Human, Department of History and Philosophy

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