Support History through:
Maritime History, HIS4284-2300 (Online) - Dr. Amy Mitchell-Cook
This course examines maritime history from the Age of Discovery to the nineteenth century. Topics include voyages of exploration, early settlement in the New World, wars for empire and the opening of the Pacific. Within these broader discussions are more specialized examinations of the quest for longitude, shipwreck and cannibalism, and the introduction of steam.
American Revolution, AMH4990-2243 - Dr. Matthew Pursell
This course is designed to introduce students to the causes, course, and consequences of the American Revolution, both as a war for independence and an internal social upheaval. Major topics include eighteenth-century colonial society and the nature of empire; the escalating imperial crises and immediate events that precipitated war; the relationship between the patriot leadership and plebeians; the progress of the war itself; the role of other European nations in the American victory; and the subsequent forging of state and national governments.
Methods and Materials Colloquium, HIS3002-1104 & 1105 - Ms. Katie Riesenberg
Required for history majors, this course introduces the discipline and methods of history. Students explore the ways historians investigate and interpret the past by doing historical research and learning to “think historically.” By way of readings, discussion, analytical exercises, guest speakers, field trips, writing assignments and class presentations students will develop the analytical and technical skills required for historical study. We will learn to identify and analyze the arguments of historical texts, identify the types of sources available to reconstruct the past, and learn to think critically about the process of the selection of sources and interpretation that is required to write history. In addition, we will study citation, how to use library and computer resources, create a PowerPoint presentation, and write a research paper.
The First World War, EUH4242-2487 - Dr. Derek Zumbro
This course provides students with an extensive understanding of the origins, evolution, conduct and consequences of World War I. The war is treated as a global phenomenon, with an emphasis on European affairs and how it affected the cultural, military and political environment of the early 20th Century. A special emphasis is placed on Imperial Germany’s culture of militarism and how the arms race between the great powers resulted in conflict in Europe. Additionally, the conduct and developments of the war that resulted in years of trench warfare will be examined and discussed.
Seminar: Readings in Medieval History, EUH6990-2452 - Dr. Marie Therese Champagne
This course is a general overview of the Middle Ages featuring new research and historiography. It will include a hands-on introduction to medieval codicology and conservation with actual manuscript samples as well as practice in leadership and presentation skills.
Methods of Historic Preservation II, HIS5990-2526, Mr. Carter Quina, AIA, LEED AP
This course will continue to introduce students to the fundamentals of preservation technology and conservation standards, philosophy and ethics using Historic Pensacola Village and other historic structures as a laboratory for practice. Students will focus on historic neighborhoods and districts that may include multiple historic resources.