Saint Louis University

HIST 500 Theory and Practice of History.  This course will examine some of the most influential theories of today's intellectual marketplace which affect the study of history.  From historical materialism, through structuralism, semiotics, post-structuralism, post-modernism, and critical theory, to gender and narrative history, we will discuss their intellectual essence as well as their usefulness in terms of the insights they offer to the historian.  Apart from reviewing various theoretical approaches, we will also discuss their applications by closely examining selected cases of scholarship on American history, which employ them as tools of interpretation and as forms of writing about the past. (Offered annually)

HIST 520 Studies in Late Antiquity and Byzantium. An examination of important topics in late ancient and Byzantine history including historiography and literature. (Offered annually)

HIST 521 Advanced Studies in Late Antiquity and Byzantium. An examination of the historiography, literature, and current trends in specialized topics in late ancient and Byzantine history. (Offered annually)

HIST 525 Perspectives in Late Antiquity and Byzantium. Lectures and readings on historical events and forces affecting specific periods in late ancient and Byzantine history. (Offered every semester)

HIST 530 Studies in Medieval History. An examination of important topics in medieval history including historiography and literature. (Offered annually)

HIST 531 Advanced Studies in Medieval History. An examination of the historiography, literature, and current trends in specialized topics in medieval history. (Offered annually)

HIST 535 Perspectives in Medieval History. Lectures and readings on historical events and forces affecting specific periods in medieval history. (Offered every semester)

HIST 540 Studies in Early Modern History. Study and discussion of secondary literature in early modern European history. (Offered annually)

HIST 541 Advanced Studies in Early Modern History. Examination of the historiography, literature, and current trends in specialized topics in early modern history. (Offered annually)

HIST 545 Perspectives in Early Modern History. Lectures and readings on historical events and forces affecting specific periods in early modern history. (Offered every semester)

HIST 550 Studies in Modern European History. An introduction to modern European history from 1600 to the present. Course offers students the opportunity to become acquainted with historiography, methods, and current debate in the specialty. (Offered every other year)

HIST 551 Advanced Studies in Modern European History. Examination of the historiography, literature, and current trends in specialized topics in modern European history. (Offered every other year)

HIST 555 Perspectives in Modern European History. Lectures and readings on historical events and forces affecting specific periods in modern European history. (Offered every semester)

HIST 560 Studies in American History. An intensive introduction to the secondary literature in American history. Students will become acquainted with classics as well as the latest scholarship. An introduction to methodology and recent literature in the study of U.S. history. Topics will range from colonial through contemporary American history. (Offered annually)

HIST 561 Advanced Studies in American History. Examination of the historiography, literature, and current trends in specialized topics in American history. (Offered annually)

HIST 565 Perspectives in American History. Lectures and readings on historical events and forces affecting specific periods in American history. (Offered every semester)

HIST 580 Research Methodology. Through extensive readings of the historical literature as well as a "hands-on" approach, this course examines quantitative approaches to historical problems. It will examine questions of data collection and measurement, and students will learn some analytical techniques and rudimentary statistics as they apply to historical research. (Offered occasionally)

HIST 590 History Teaching Practicum. Required of all graduate teaching assistants, this course covers teaching methods, lecturing, and other topics necessary to prepare an effective teacher. (Offered every Fall semester)

HIST 593 Special Topics in History.

HIST 595 Special Study for Examinations.

HIST 597 Research Topics.

HIST 598 Graduate Reading Course.

HIST 599 Masters Thesis Research.

HIST 5CR-90 Masters Degree Study.

HIST 680 Seminar in Late Antiquity and Byzantium. Advanced research in a specific topic in late ancient or Byzantine history. (Offered annually)

HIST 681 Seminar in Medieval History. Advanced research in a specific topic in medieval history. Introductions to essential source collections, library resources, source criticism, archival methods, and paleography. (Offered annually)

HIST 682 Seminar in Early Modern History. Introduction to research in early modern Europe. Students become acquainted with research tools in early modern history, to learn paleographic and codicological skills. (Offered annually)

HIST 683 Seminar in Modern European History. An opportunity to undertake advanced research, through primary and archival sources and secondary literature, in a specific area of modern European history (1600 to the present). (Offered every other year)

HIST 684 Seminar in American History. An introduction to advanced research in American history. Readings in secondary literature. Students will undertake research, using also primary and archival sources. Thematic and chronological topics. (Offered annually)

HIST 693 Special Topics in History.

HIST 695 Special Study for Examinations.

HIST 697 Research Topics.

HIST 698 Graduate Reading Course.

HIST 699 Dissertation Research.

HIST 6CR-99 Doctoral Degree Study.