This course presents a comparison of the major religions of the world from a historical perspective.
Emphasis is placed on the origin, development, and social influence of Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism,
Buddhism, and others.
This course provides a survey of contemporary problems and issues within a historical context. Topics
might include nationalism, the rise of Islam as a powerful influence in the post-Cold War environment,
environmental issues, and the impact of colonialism on modern, Third World Society.
This course focuses on the experience of African-American people in the western hemisphere,
particularly the United States. It surveys the period from the African origins of the slave trade during the
period of exploration and colonization to the present. The course presents a comparison between the African
experience in the United States and in Mexico and South America.
This course surveys the development of the state of Alabama from pre-historic times to the present. The
course presents material on the discovery, exploration, colonization, territorial period, ante-bellum Alabama,
Reconstruction, and modern history.
This course affords students opportunities to study selected topics of a historical nature under the
direction of an instructor either as part of class or on an individual basis. Internships with historical and
preservation organizations, thesis development, and the analysis of secondary monographs are examples of
activities for this course. HIS 299 may be repeated for credit.