Department of History and Government

http://www.twu.edu/history-government

Chair: Jonathan Olsen, Professor
Location: CFO 605
Phone: 940-898-2133

Fax: 940-898-2130
E-mail: historygov@twu.edu

Undergraduate Degrees Offered

The Department of History and Government offers programs leading to the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, and Master of Arts degrees with majors in either history or government; and the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in criminal justice. Special emphases in government/politics, and legal studies are available. The department also offers a minor in history, government, or criminal justice as well as programs leading to teacher certification at various levels. The department provides pre-law advising for students (see pre-law).

For information concerning the Master of Arts degree, and the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), see the Graduate Catalog.

For detailed information about any programs in the department, write or e-mail:

Chair, Department of History and Government
Texas Woman’s University
Box 425889
Denton, Texas 76204-5889

No grade lower than C can be counted toward completion of any major or minor in this department.

Internship Experience

All majors and minors in the Department are encouraged to add a history or government internship to their classroom curricula. Internships allow students to expand and apply traditional learning through real life experiences in the local, national, and global workplace. They also provide an opportunity for students to network with professionals in the field, and clarify choices when making career decisions.

Teacher Certification

The Department of History and Government offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs resulting in state teacher certification at either the middle school or high school level. Each of the options listed for certification must be completed in compliance with requirements set by the Texas Education Agency and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

All students desiring teacher certification must comply with all certification requirements as outlined by the College of Professional Education. Contact the department of History and Government for details of teacher certification plans.

Pre-Law

Law schools have no prescribed pre-law curriculum, program, or major. According to the American Bar Association Section on Legal Education, there are important skills and values, and significant bodies of knowledge that you can acquire prior to law school that will provide a sound foundation for a legal education. These include analytic and problem-solving skills, critical reading abilities, writing skills, oral communication and listening abilities, general research skills, task organization and management skills, and the values of serving faithfully the interests of others while also promoting justice. If you wish to prepare adequately for a legal education, and for a career in law or for other professional service that involves the use of lawyering skills, you should seek educational, extra-curricular and life experiences that will assist you in developing those attributes.

A degree in Government or History will provide a strong liberal arts foundation to develop these skills, values, and life experiences, and thus to be better prepared for law school and law related careers.

Students who major in Government with an emphasis in Legal Studies will take courses that develop their abilities to think critically, write and speak effectively, and solve problems, in a legal context. They will also have a broad range of electives dealing with the law-making process, public policy, and the history of our legal system. Of special value are opportunities to intern with law firms, corporate legal departments, government agencies, and non-profit public interest groups. The major in Government (Legal Studies) requires 30 semester credit hours as outlined above. For more information, consult the advisor for Government (Legal Studies), or the History and Government website.

Graduate Courses

Please refer to the Graduate Catalog for information regarding graduate courses.

Please see Admission section of this catalog. The same standards for admission to the University apply to the Department of History and Government.

Minor in History or Government

The department also offers a minor either in history or government. A minor in history requires 18 semester credit hours of history, of which 9 hours must be taken at the junior or senior level. A minor in government requires 18 semester credit hours of government, of which at least 12 hours must be taken at the junior or senior level. At least half of the advanced semester credit hours in a minor must be taken at TWU. A grade of C or above is required in all courses counted towards the minor.

Minor in Criminal Justice

A minor in criminal justice is available. Please see Criminal Justice Program section of this catalog for details.

Ethnic Studies Minor

In cooperation with the Departments of Reading and Bilingual Education, Educational Leadership, English, Speech and Foreign Languages, Performing Arts, and Sociology and Social Work, the Department of History and Government offers a minor in Ethnic Studies. See the Academic Information section of this catalog for the listing of courses.

Government Courses

GOV 2013. U.S. National Government. (TCCN GOVT 2305) Origin and development of the U.S. Constitution; structure and powers of the national government including the legislative, executive, and judicial branches; federalism; democratic theory, political participation, and the national election process; policy-making and factors influencing national policy decisions; civil liberties and civil rights; American foreign relations; demographics and the politics of race, gender, and class in the American political system. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

GOV 2023. Texas Government. (TCCN GOVT 2306) Origin and development of the Texas Constitution; structure and powers of the state government including the legislative, executive, and judicial branches; federal-state relations; political participation and the election process in Texas; local governments; policy-making and factors influencing policy decisions in Texas; demographics and the politics of race, gender, and class in the Texas political system. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

GOV 2223. Criminal Investigation. (TCCN CRIJ 2314) Investigative theory; collection and preservation of evidence; interview and interrogation; uses of forensic sciences; case and trial preparation. Prerequisite: Three hours of government or permission of instructor. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

GOV 3013. Community Conversation in Sustainability. Sustainability issues from scientific, sociological, and business perspectives. Topics include the impacts of energy production, food production, industry, and our modern lifestyle on our local and global community with an emphasis on systems and possible solutions. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

GOV 3053. The American Presidency. Recruitment, selection, and authority; interaction of the executive branch with Congress, parties, the courts, and the public; the influence of personality on performance. Prerequisite: Three hours of government or permission of instructor. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

GOV 3063. Women in Politics. Impact of gender on power and influence in society; political socialization, participation, and leadership of women; women's political issues and movements. Prerequisite: Three hours of government or permission of instructor. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

GOV 3123. Legal Research. Techniques of legal research and writing, sources of the law and how each can be found; case analysis, legal citation, legal bibliography, and computer-assisted legal research. Prerequisite: GOV 3113 or permission of instructor. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

GOV 3133. Legal Research II. Analysis of legal problems, and effective communication of that analysis through drafting legal documents such as office memoranda, letters, pleadings, motions, briefs, contracts, and wills. Discussion of writing style focusing on the policies underlying conventions of composition and presentation of legal authority. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

GOV 3153. Legal Environment. Introduction to law and the legal professions; the role of the various actors in the legal process including lawyers, paralegals, judges, and court administrators; legal ethics; basic legal terminology; structure, functions, and political impact of the judicial system at the local, state, and national levels. Prerequisite: Three hours of government or permission of instructor. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

GOV 3203. American Environmental History, Culture, and Law. Examination of the transformation of the American environmental landscape; cultural adaptation to this transformation, and public attitudes toward the sustainable use of natural resources. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

GOV 3233. Police, Policies, and Practices. The police profession; organization of law enforcement systems; the police role; police discretion; ethics; police-community interaction; current and future issues. Prerequisite: Three hours of government or permission of the instructor. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

GOV 3243. Criminal Law. A study of the nature of criminal law; philosophical and historical development; major definitions and concepts; classification of crime; elements of crimes and penalties using Texas statutes as illustrations; criminal responsibility. Prerequisite: Three hours of government or permission of instructor. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

GOV 3253. Criminal Evidence and Procedure. The judiciary in the criminal justice system; structure of American court system; prosecution; right to counsel; pre-trial release; grand juries; adjudication process; types and rules of evidence; sentencing. Prerequisite: Three hours of government or permission of instructor. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

GOV 3303. The American Legislative Process. The legislative branch of government; including both Congress and state legislative bodies; influences on the legislative process. Course offered in alternate spring semesters coinciding with the biennial sessions of the Texas Legislature and using the current session for special class study. Prerequisites: Three hours of government or permission of instructor. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

GOV 3393. Law for Women. Impact of gender on legal status; evolution of the current legal environment, with an emphasis on parallels between racial and gender discrimination; substantive law regarding working conditions, compensation, education, the family, reproductive rights, and criminal law; feminist perspectives on legal reforms to improve the professional lives of women and men. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

GOV 3413. Estate Planning. Probating wills; family planning; stocks; buying or selling a home; insurance needs; minimizing taxes; Social Security; consumer purchasing; bank accounts; urgent need for a will. Three lecture hours a week. Prerequisite: Three hours of government or permission of instructor. Credit: Three hours.

GOV 3513. Japanese Culture and Politics. An introduction to modern Japan with particular emphasis on Japanese politics. Topics include Japanese language and literature, geography, religion, the arts, social dynamics, education, economics, history, constitutionalism, government institutions, political parties, elections, and foreign policy. The Japanese way of politics is related to larger forces in Japanese culture. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

GOV 3723. Modern Political Thought. A study of Western political theory from the Renaissance to the present with particular emphasis on the development of contemporary ideologies: liberalism, socialism, nationalism, Marxism, fascism. Prerequisites: Three hours of government or permission of instructor or head of department. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

GOV 4013. Alternative Dispute Resolution. Introduction to alternatives to litigation to resolve disputes. Consideration of traditional negotiation, mediation, arbitration, moderated settlement conferences, and minitrials. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

GOV 4073. Constitutional Law: Governmental Structure. The development of the American Constitution through judicial interpretation by the Supreme Court, including cases involving commerce, taxation, divisions of powers, and separation of powers. Prerequisites: Three hours of government. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

GOV 4083. Constitutional Law: Individual Rights. Judicial cases, especially those involving the Bill of Rights, the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments. Prerequisites: Three hours of government. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

GOV 4093. Constitutional Rights and Criminal Justice. Constitutional rights as interpreted by courts and application by criminal justice system. Analysis of decisions and empirical research assessing the extent to which decisions are consistently applied by the criminal justice personnel. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

GOV 4113. Public Administration. Introduction to the study of bureaucracies. Examines such theoretical, political, and practical issues as decision-making, budgeting, staffing, and organizational structure. Considers the influence of bureaucracy on policy formation and implementation. Prerequisite: Three hours of government. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

GOV 4133. Women in Leadership. An introduction to the principles and practices of leadership, with emphasis on women in exercising leadership. Stresses political leadership, but includes business and community leadership as well. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or above. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

GOV 4203. Civil Trial Practice and Litigation. Texas and federal laws regarding preparation and trial of civil actions; procedures for recovering compensation from automobile accidents, miscellaneous torts, and breach of contract. Follow a civil suit through the judicial system from the initial client interview through trial and appeal. Prerequisite: Three hours of government. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

GOV 4433. Family Law. Study of the legal aspects of marriage/other relationships; duties and liabilities of husband/wife/children; adoption; illegitimacy; annulment; separation; divorce, delinquent children; field trip(s). Prerequisite: Three hours of government. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

GOV 4453. Real Estate Law. Legal principles governing real estate transactions, with particular attention to sales contracts, deeds, mortgages, title insurance, and Texas community property and homestead laws. Prerequisite: Three hours of government. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

GOV 4503. Criminal Justice Internship. Integrates practical experience with the student's academic program through supervised work in a related professional environment. Prerequisites: Twelve hours of government, including six hours advanced, and approval of internship director. May be repeated. Eight practicum hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

GOV 4506. Criminal Justice Internship. Integrates practical experience with the student's academic program through supervised work in a related professional environment. Prerequisites: Twelve hours of government, including six hours advanced, and approval of internship director. May be repeated. Sixteen practicum hours a week. Credit: Six hours.

GOV 4523. American Foreign Policy. Constitutional framework and actors in foreign policy decision-making; roles of the President and Congress; the art of diplomacy. Prerequisite: Three hours of government. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

GOV 4533. International Relations. The interaction of countries and nonstate actors in the area of diplomacy, international law, international economics, international organization, and war. A study of the general pattern of political, economic, social, geographical, and technological relationships in world affairs. Prerequisites: Six hours of government. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

GOV 4553. Modern Nationalism. Modern nationalism; patriotism and nationality; the impact of nationalism on current world events. How nationalism can led to terrorism and civil warfare. Prerequisite: Three hours of government. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

GOV 4603. Legal Studies Internship. Integrates practical experience with the student's academic program through supervised work in a related professional environment. Prerequisites: Nine hours of legal studies courses and approval of internship director. Eighteen practicum hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

GOV 4606. Legal Studies Internship. Integrates practical experience with the student's academic program through supervised work in a related professional environment. May be repeated. Prerequisites: Nine hours of legal studies courses and approval of internship director. Sixteen practicum hours a week. Credit: Six hours.

GOV 4613. Comparative Government: Western Europe. Constitutional structures, methods, philosophies, and policies of selected governments in the Western world. Prerequisite: Three hours of government. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

GOV 4633. Comparative Government: Africa and Asia. Constitutional structures, methods, philosophies, and policies of selected Asian and African governments. Prerequisite: Three hours of government. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

GOV 4703. Public Affairs Internship. Integrates practical experience with the student's academic program through supervised work in a related professional environment. Prerequisites: Twelve hours of government, including six hours advanced, and approval of internship director. Eight practicum hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

GOV 4706. Public Affairs Internship. Integrates practical experience with the student's academic program through supervised work in a related professional environment. Prerequisites: Twelve hours of government, including six hours advanced, and approval of internship director. Sixteen practicum hours a week. Credit: Six hours.

GOV 4803. Government Internship. Integrates practical experience with the student's academic program through supervised work in a related professional environment. Prerequisites: Twelve hours of government, including six hours of advanced government, and consent of internship coordinator. May be repeated. Eight practicum hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

GOV 4806. Government Internship. Integrates practical experience with the student's academic program through supervised work in a related professional environment. Prerequisites: Twelve hours of government, including six hours advanced, and approval of internship director. Sisteen practicum hours a week. Credit: Six hours.

GOV 4813. Seminar in Public Policy. Analysis of the formation, implementation, and impact of public policy in selected areas of current interest. May be repeated. Prerequisite: Three hours of government. Three seminar hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

GOV 4901. Special Topics. Organized course with each section's title and content varying with specific subject matter and topic offered. Prerequisite: Three hours of government. One lecture hour a week. Credit: One hour.

GOV 4903. Special Topics. Organized course with each section's title and content varying with specific subject matter and topic offered. Prerequisite: Three hours of government. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

GOV 4911. Independent Study. Individual study of selected topics in government. Prerequisites: Three hours of government and consent of instructor. Credit: One hour.

GOV 4913. Independent Study. Individual study of selected topics in government. Prerequisites: Three hours of government and consent of instructor. Credit: Three hours.

GOV 4933. Senior Seminar. Capstone course for all government majors; focus on extensive readings and portfolio development including both verbal and written presentations of research findings. Prerequisite: Fifteen hours of advanced government or consent of instructor. Three seminar hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

GOV 4953. Cooperative Education. Nine practicum hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

GOV 4956. Cooperative Education. Eighteen practicum hours a week. Credit: Six hours.

History Courses

HIST 1013. History of the United States, 1492-1865. (TCCN HIST 1301) Political, economic, social, and cultural development through the Civil War. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

HIST 1023. History of the United States, 1865 to the Present. (TCCN HIST 1302) Political, economic, social, and cultural development since the Civil War; emphasis on foreign affairs. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

HIST 2013. Survey of World Civilization to 1715. (TCCN HIST 2321) A survey of ancient and medieval culture and history and the beginning of the modern era. Topics include the broad spectrum of human activity, the politics, wars, industry, economics, culture, intellectual thought, science, artistic creations, and the interrelationships both with other cultures and with a world environment. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

HIST 2023. Survey of World Civilization Since 1715. (TCCN HIST 2322) A survey of modern culture and history as related to recent developments. Topics include the broad advances in human society, government, science, literature, philosophy, war and peace, industry, culture, intellectual thought, artistic creations, and the growth of first national and then world economic factors. Emphasis on the myriad of interactions within world civilizations. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

HIST 3023. American Frontier. Survey of westward expansion between European colonization and 1900. Review of recognizable groups such as trappers, miners, Amerindians, and of famous and infamous individuals. Evolution of attitudes about the frontier and its influence on the national character. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

HIST 3093. Women in Early America. Lives and experiences of Native American, African-American, and European-American women from 1600 to 1830 through the lenses of race, sexuality, identity, labor, spirituality, and legal status. Three seminar hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

HIST 3103. Colonial America. In-depth study of the period of national development between European colonization and 1790. Emphasis is upon the cultural, religious, economic, and political aspects of the period and upon persons and groups associated with change and continuity in colonial America. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

HIST 3203. American Environmental History, Culture, and Law. Examination of the transformation of the American environmental landscape; cultural adaptation to this transformation, and public attitudes toward the sustainable use of natural resources. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

HIST 3213. History of Law and Justice. Historical examination of the origins of law and justice in western civilization beginning with the ancient cultures of Greece and Rome, medieval Europe, and the development of English common law with its particular attention to the influence of the English system of justice upon modern America. Prerequisite: Three hours of history or permission of instructor. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

HIST 3223. Social Studies. Historical review of key figures and events, civic responsibilities, and the relationship of government economics and geography in Texas and the United States. Prerequisites: Minimum 2.5 GPA and 45 hours of course work. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

HIST 3433. Historical Britain. Examination and analysis of British history, culture, and governmental institutions at various historical periods of their development. May be repeated for additional credit when content varies. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

HIST 3713. The History of Texas. (TCCN HIST 2301) Spanish beginnings; Mexican years; revolution and the republic: statehood, Civil War, and Reconstruction; reform years; depression and war; economic, political, and social developments today. Prerequisite: Three hours of history. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

HIST 3763. History of Colonial Latin America. From colonial times to the present; the origins of a multiracial society; the institutions of empire; independence; national consolidation; problems of modernization and the movements for social revolution. Special emphasis on Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Mexico. Prerequisite: Six hours of history or consent of instructor. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

HIST 3773. History of Modern Latin America. From the nineteenth through the twentieth centuries, including topics of: economic dependency, revolution, popular social movements, U.S.-Latin American relations during the Cold War; issues of race, gender, ethnicity, and class. Emphasis on Mexico, Cuba, Brazil, Argentina, and Central America. Prerequisite: HIST 3763. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

HIST 4003. Creating the Commonwealth. History, culture, and politics of major Commonwealth nations including Australia and Canada from English colonization through the creation of the modern Commonwealth of nations. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

HIST 4103. Renaissance and Reformations. Cross-cultural study of European culture and society from 1350 to 1600; Italian, French, Dutch, Spanish, English, and German artistic achievements, social and political development, and religious reformations compared and contrasted. Three seminar hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

HIST 4113. Civil War and Reconstruction. Intense reading and discussion of the Civil War and Reconstruction with a critical eye on various historian's opinions and viewpoints. In-depth look at the Civil War and Reconstruction and how to critically examine and compare historical writings. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

HIST 4123. The Progressives. Current issues and preceding events that led up to the Progressive Era; philosophies of the Progressives in relation to the environment, war, race, and diversity; impact of the Progressive movement on history our world today. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

HIST 4133. Between the Wars: U.S. in the 1920'S and 1930's. Detailed study of the two decades of American life between the Great War and World War I, including an overview of the major political, social, economic and cultural themes of the 1920's and 1930's, emphasizing the long term causes and effects of significant issues and events during this period. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

HIST 4143. The Gilded Age. In-depth look at the Gilded Age through intense reading and discussion with a critical eye on various historians' opinions and viewpoints. Critical examination of historical writings from the Gilded Age. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

HIST 4233. Global Issues and Trends. A general survey of various nations, regions, and cultures. Emphasis is on the modern period, the historical roots of significant issues, the impact of geography and religion, and the interactions of various ethnic and racial groups. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

HIST 4363. Slavery in the Americas. A broad survey of the many different types of slave systems throughout the Americas and the many different forms of slave resistance. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

HIST 4373. History of Haiti. Development and history of Haiti from its origins as a French colony to the present day including race, slavery, revolution, and nation building. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

HIST 4403. Religion in an Atlantic World 1450-1776. Cross-cultural study of religious ideas and practice in colonial America from the pre-Columbian era through 1776; varied religious experiences of indigenous groups, Spanish, French, English, Dutch, and German colonists, and enslaved African Americans are compared and contrasted. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

HIST 4413. The American Revolution. Social, cultural, economic, and political causes of the American war for independence; the military progress of the war and its impact upon men, women, Loyalists, Patriots, Native-Americans, and African-Americans. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

HIST 4513. Modern Europe. Examination and analysis of modern European history, culture, and governmental institutions at various stages of their development. Topics may include histories of modern Russia, Ireland, the European Union, and others. May be repeated for additional credit when content varies. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

HIST 4553. History of France. The beginning of an early French culture, the Roman conquest, the cultural panorama of medieval France, growth of the French monarchy, the Renaissance, the Age of Louis XIV, the Age of Reason, the French Revolution and Napoleon, modern France, Charles de Gaulle, and contemporary France and French culture in the world today. Prerequisites: Six hours of history. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

HIST 4663. European Cultural Heritage. Survey of the cultural highlights of Western Civilization and the ages which influenced them. The social, political, and religious circumstances and attitudes of people in various periods, and how these affected the great works of literature, art, and music will be examined. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

HIST 4803. History Internship. Integrates practical experience with the student's academic program through supervised work in an appropriate professional environment. May be repeated. Prerequisites: Twelve hours of history, including six hours advanced, and approval of internship director. Eight practicum hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

HIST 4806. History Internship. Integrates practical experience with the student's academic program through supervised work in an appropriate professional environment. May be repeated. Prerequisites: Twelve hours of history, including six hours advanced, and approval of internship director. Sixteen practicum hours a week. Credit: Six hours.

HIST 4843. Senior Seminar. Capstone course for all history majors; focus on extensive readings and portfolio development including both verbal and written presentation of research findings. Prerequisites: Fifteen hours of advanced history or consent of instructor. Three seminar hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

HIST 4883. War and Society. Various wars and their influence on society; topics including the American experience in World War II, World War II from a non-U.S. perspective, and others. May be repeated for additional credit when content varies. Prerequisite: HIST 1023. Three seminar hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

HIST 4901. Special Topics. Organized course with each section's title and content varying with specific subject matter and topic offered. One lecture hour a week. Credit: One hour.

HIST 4903. Special Topics. Organized course with each section's title and content varying with specific subject matter and topic offered. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

HIST 4911. Independent Study. Individual study of selected topics in history. Prerequisites: Six hours of history, junior standing, and consent of instructor. Credit: One hour.

HIST 4913. Independent Study. Individual study of selected topics in history. Prerequisites: Six hours of history, junior standing, and consent of instructor. Credit: Three hours.

Professors

HODGES, LYDIA "LYBETH" E., Professor of History. B.S., University of North Texas; M.A., Texas Woman's University; Ph.D., Texas Tech University.
HOYE, TIMOTHY K., Professor of Government. B.A., East Texas State University; M.A., East Texas State University; Ph.D., Duke University.
OLSEN, JONATHAN, Professor of Government; Chair of the Department of History and Government. B.A., University of Texas at Austin; M.A., The University of Kansas; M.A., University of Maryland; Ph.D., University of Maryland.
PRESNALL, BARBARA A., Professor of Government. B.A., George Washington University; M.A., George Washington University; Ph.D., American University.
ROBB, JEFFREY B., Professor of Government. B.A., North Texas State University; M.S., University of North Texas; J.D., University of Texas at Austin.
TRAVIS, PAUL D., Professor of History. B.A., The Wichita State University; M.A., Wichita State University; Ph.D., University of Oklahoma.

Associate Professors

BLOSSER, JACOB M., Associate Professor of History. B.A., Milligan College; M.A., James Madison University; Ph.D., University of South Carolina Columbia.
FANNING, SARA C., Associate Professor of History. B.A., University of Texas, Austin; M.A., National University of Ireland; Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin.
LANDDECK, KATHERINE E., Associate Professor of History. B.A., University of Arkansas; M.A., University of Tennessee, Knoxville; Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Assistant Professor

HEVRON, PARKER R., Assistant Professor of Government. B.A., Austin College; Ph.D., University of Southern California.

Visiting Assistant Professor

CLARK, ANNA FOUNTAIN, Visiting Assistant Professor of Government. B.A., University of Denver; M.P.A., University of Texas at Dallas; Ph.D., University of Texas at Dallas.