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Undergraduate students looking for a history course have a wealth of options that can satisfy multiple catalog requirements, including diversity credits and writing-enhanced curriculums. Whether you appreciate the anonymity of a large lecture hall or the intimacy of a smaller, discussion-based seminar, the department offers classes in multiple formats to meet your learning style.

From classical to modern, Asia to the Americas, and everything in between, the History Department surely offers a class that will satisfy your historical curiosity. Your courses will provide you with valuable critical thinking skills and access to the cutting-edge historical scholarship of our faculty who are renowned for their dedication to teaching.

For a complete list of all history classes available, please visit History’s course catalog.

Fall 2018

Course NumberCourse TitleSections
HIST 1011WCivilization and the Environment: World History to 1500Sections [11]
HIST 1015WGlobalization: Issues and ChallengesSections [5]
HIST 1032WEurope and the World: Expansion, Encounter, and Exchange from 1500 to ...Sections [5]
HIST 1301WAuthority and Rebellion: American History to 1865Sections [11]
HIST 1361WWorld War I: A Global HistorySections [1]
HIST 1411WThe Family from 10,000 BCE to the PresentSections [4]
HIST 1534Introduction to Jewish History and CulturesSections [1]
HIST 1914Food, Wine, and Sport in the Creation of French IdentitySections [1]
HIST 1915The Black Death: Plague in HistorySections [1]
HIST 1916Herders and HistorySections [1]
HIST 1917Inequality and the American DreamSections [1]
HIST 3020Hands-On HistorySections [2]
HIST 3022Hands-On History: The 1960s: A Decade of ChangeSections [1]
HIST 3051Ancient Civilization: Near East and EgyptSections [2]
HIST 3061"Bread and Circuses": Spectacles and Mass Culture in Antiqui...Sections [1]
HIST 3067WArchaeology of Prehistoric EuropeSections [1]
HIST 3101Introduction to Medieval HistorySections [1]
HIST 3211History of Sexuality in EuropeSections [1]
HIST 3244History of Eastern EuropeSections [1]
HIST 3264Imperial Russia: Formation and Expansion of the Russian Empire in the ...Sections [1]
HIST 3271The Viking World: Story, History, and ArchaeologySections [1]
HIST 3348Women in Modern AmericaSections [1]
HIST 3361WWorld War I: A Global HistorySections [1]
HIST 3401VHonors Early Latin America to 1825Sections [1]
HIST 3401WEarly Latin America to 1825Sections [1]
HIST 3411WThe Family from 10,000 BCE to the PresentSections [2]
HIST 3412Soccer: Around the World with the Beautiful GameSections [1]
HIST 3413War in History: Preparing and Making War in World HistorySections [1]
HIST 3423Central American RevolutionsSections [1]
HIST 3432Modern Africa in a Changing WorldSections [1]
HIST 3461Introduction to East Asia I: The Imperial AgeSections [1]
HIST 3468Social Change in Modern ChinaSections [1]
HIST 3504The Cultures of the Silk RoadSections [1]
HIST 3505Survey of the Modern Middle EastSections [1]
HIST 3512History of Modern Israel/Palestine: Society, Culture, and PoliticsSections [1]
HIST 3534Introduction to Jewish History and CulturesSections [1]
HIST 3606Christians, Muslims, and Jews in the Middle AgesSections [1]
HIST 3613History of the CrusadesSections [1]
HIST 3637Modern Russia: From Peter the Great to the PresentSections [1]
HIST 3652Early Modern BritainSections [1]
HIST 3811Manifest Destiny, Slavery, and the Politics of Expansion: Jacksonian A...Sections [1]
HIST 3822Making America Modern: 1945 to PresentSections [1]
HIST 3835Law in American Life: 1865 to PresentSections [1]
HIST 3856The Civil Rights and Black Power Movement, 1954-1984Sections [1]
HIST 3864African American History: 1619-1865Sections [1]
HIST 3872American Indian History: 1830 to the PresentSections [1]
HIST 3960Topics in HistorySections [1]
HIST 3980WSupplemental Writing in HistorySections [1]
HIST 3993Directed StudySections [1]
HIST 3994Directed ResearchSections [1]
HIST 4010VHonors: Research SeminarSections [2]
HIST 4010WResearch SeminarSections [2]
HIST 4961VHonors: Major PaperSections [1]
HIST 4961WMajor PaperSections [1]
HIST 4970Historical InternshipSections [1]

Spring 2019

Course NumberCourse TitleSections
HIST 1012WThe Age of Global ContactSections [7]
HIST 1031WEurope and the World: Expansion, Encounter, and Exchange to 1500Sections [7]
HIST 1302WGlobal America: U.S. History Since 1865Sections [9]
HIST 1362Global History of World War IISections [3]
HIST 3053Ancient Civilization: RomeSections [1]
HIST 3152British History From the Seventeenth CenturySections [1]
HIST 3212Dissident Sexualities in U.S. HistorySections [1]
HIST 326520th-Century Russia: The Collapse of Imperial Russia, the Revolutions,...Sections [1]
HIST 3402WModern Latin America 1825 to PresentSections [1]
HIST 3416Imperialism and its Critics: Ethical Issues, Literary RepresentationsSections [1]
HIST 3418Drink in HistorySections [1]
HIST 3426Piracy in the Mediterranean: The World of Merchants and PiratesSections [1]
HIST 3429Latin American History in Film and TextSections [1]
HIST 3462From Subjects to Citizens: The History of East Asia From 1500 to the P...Sections [3]
HIST 3471Modern Japan, Meiji to the Present (1868-2000)Sections [1]
HIST 3486Hmong Refugees from the Secret War: Becoming AmericansSections [1]
HIST 3512History of Modern Israel/Palestine: Society, Culture, and PoliticsSections [1]
HIST 3513North Africa since 1500: Islam, Colonialism, and IndependenceSections [1]
HIST 3546Islam and the WestSections [1]
HIST 3547The Ottoman EmpireSections [1]
HIST 3611Medieval Cities of Europe: 500-1500Sections [1]
HIST 3613History of the CrusadesSections [1]
HIST 3615WWomen in European History: 1500 to the PresentSections [1]
HIST 3681Irish HistorySections [1]
HIST 3729Nazi Germany and Hitler's EuropeSections [1]
HIST 3746Game of Thrones: Emperors, Knights and Witches in Central EuropeSections [1]
HIST 3767Eastern Orthodoxy: History and CultureSections [1]
HIST 3821United States in the 20th Century to 1945Sections [1]
HIST 3822Making America Modern: 1945 to PresentSections [1]
HIST 3871American Indian History: Pre-Contact to 1830Sections [1]
HIST 3980WSupplemental Writing in HistorySections [2]
HIST 3993Directed StudySections [2]
HIST 3994Directed ResearchSections [2]
HIST 4961VHonors: Major PaperSections [1]
HIST 4961WMajor PaperSections [1]
HIST 4970Historical InternshipSections [1]