Fall 2018 Upper Division and Graduate Courses

Chief Makwira, Ruo District British Central Africa.SEMINAR IN COLONIAL AFRICA — HIST 501 – 01 (92569) / HIST 406 – 01 (92632)

Dr. Kofi R Barima

The study of the European scramble for Africa and the subsequent division of the continent's societies into colonies. The course explores as well the emergence of nationalism in Africa and the struggle for independence that it wrought. 

M 6:00 pm – 8:50 pm

Dollye M.E. Robinson Lib Arts 256


Revolutionary soldierBIRTH OF THE AMERICAN REPUBLIC — HIST 513 – 01 (92653) / 321-01 (92570)

Dr. Janice A Brockley

The course chronicles and analyzes the origins of the United States via the American Revolution and the nation’s post-revolutionary constitutional developments. 

Thursday, 6:00 pm – 8:50 pm

Dollye M.E. Robinson Lib Arts 264



HISTORY OF THE FRONTIER — HIST 525 – 01 (92571) / HIST 380 – 01 (92631)

Mark A Bernhardt

The concept of the Frontier is perhaps the most important idea in U.S. History. Is the Frontier a process, a place, or perhaps both? This question has been a source of endless debate. In this course we will examine the concept of the Frontier and the corresponding region of the United States it is most often associated with: the American West. Together, the Frontier and the West have a long, complex history that is often difficult to have a long, complex history that is often difficult to separate from myth – a history this course will explore from many different angles. 

T 6:00 pm – 8:50 pm

Dollye M.E. Robinson Lib Arts 203


HISTORY OF MODERN CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT —HIST 309 – 01 (92628) / 552-01(92584)

Robert E Luckett

This course will serve as a survey course that will delve into the inception of the Civil Rights Movement beginning in 1619 through the Black Power Movement of 1966 and beyond. Emphasis will be placed on the evolution of the Modern Civil Rights Movement, with an emphasis on the period from the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision through the complete enfranchisement of Black Americans.

R 3:00 pm – 5:50 pm

Charles Ayer Hall TBA


HIST OF MISSISSIPPI — HIST 325 – 01 (90281)

Robert E Luckett

A survey of the political, economic, social, and cultural development of Mississippi with special emphasis on late nineteenth and twentieth centuries. 

W 3:00 pm – 5:50 pm

Charles Ayer Hall TBA



An analysis and interpretation of the involvement of Black people in the economic, social, political, and cultural developments of the United States to 1877.

TR  1:00 pm – 2:20 pm

Dollye M.E. Robinson Lib Arts 204


psalterHISTORIOGRAPHY — HIST 344 – 01 (90282)

Dr. Lomarsh Roopnarine

Designed to study the problems encountered in studying, interpreting and writing history. Majors will also be introduced to schools and theories of historical interpretation in American, Asian, European, and African historiography.

M 3:00 pm – 5:50 pm

Dollye M.E. Robinson Lib Arts 264