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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.

Course NumberCourse TitleSections
HIST 1011WCivilization and the Environment: World History to 1500Sections [11]
HIST 1015WGlobalization: Issues and ChallengesSections [5]
HIST 1031WEurope and the World: Expansion, Encounter, and Exchange to 1500Sections [1]
HIST 1102Medieval Tales and their Modern EchoesSections [1]
HIST 1301WAuthority and Rebellion: American History to 1865Sections [11]
HIST 1534Introduction to Jewish History and CulturesSections [1]
HIST 1911A History of the Drug WarsSections [1]
HIST 1913Goin' to the U: A Critical HistorySections [1]
HIST 3000Visions of the Past: Thematic Approaches to Understanding HistorySections [1]
HIST 3020Hands-On HistorySections [2]
HIST 3067WArchaeology of Prehistoric EuropeSections [1]
HIST 3101Introduction to Medieval HistorySections [1]
HIST 3102Medieval Tales and their Modern EchoesSections [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 3349U.S. Women's Legal HistorySections [1]
HIST 3401WEarly Latin America to 1825Sections [1]
HIST 3412Soccer: Around the World with the Beautiful GameSections [1]
HIST 3413War in History: Preparing and Making War in World HistorySections [1]
HIST 3417Food in HistorySections [1]
HIST 3425History of Modern MexicoSections [1]
HIST 3429Latin American History in Film and TextSections [1]
HIST 3432Modern Africa in a Changing WorldSections [1]
HIST 3436Contemporary African Conflicts: From Somalia to South AfricaSections [1]
HIST 3444Chicana and Chicano History: 1821-1945Sections [1]
HIST 3461Introduction to East Asia I: The Imperial AgeSections [1]
HIST 3468Social Change in Modern ChinaSections [1]
HIST 3469History of Women and Family in China, 1600-2000Sections [1]
HIST 3483Hmong History Across the GlobeSections [1]
HIST 3485History of Southeast AsiaSections [1]
HIST 3492HinduismSections [1]
HIST 3504The Cultures of the Silk RoadSections [1]
HIST 3505Survey of the Modern Middle EastSections [1]
HIST 3511Muslims and Jews: Conflict and Co-existence in the Middle East and Nor...Sections [1]
HIST 3512History of Modern Israel/Palestine: Society, Culture, and PoliticsSections [1]
HIST 3534Introduction to Jewish History and CulturesSections [1]
HIST 3613History of the CrusadesSections [1]
HIST 3617Pagans, Christians, Barbarians: The World of Late AntiquitySections [1]
HIST 3637Modern Russia: From Peter the Great to the PresentSections [1]
HIST 3652Early Modern BritainSections [1]
HIST 3691WThe British EmpireSections [1]
HIST 3727History of the HolocaustSections [1]
HIST 3731Modern France and Its Empire: Identity, Citizenship and the State 1780...Sections [1]
HIST 3775History of Jews in Europe and the Atlantic World, from 1700 to PresentSections [1]
HIST 3822Making America Modern: 1945 to PresentSections [2]
HIST 3834Law in American Life, Colonial Era to Civil WarSections [1]
HIST 3856The Civil Rights and Black Power Movement, 1954-1984Sections [1]
HIST 3862American Immigration HistorySections [1]
HIST 3871American Indian History: Pre-Contact to 1830Sections [1]
HIST 3980WSupplemental Writing in HistorySections [1]
HIST 3993Directed StudySections [1]
HIST 3994Directed ResearchSections [1]
HIST 4010VHonors: Research SeminarSections [1]
HIST 4010WResearch SeminarSections [1]
HIST 4961VHonors: Major PaperSections [1]
HIST 4961WMajor PaperSections [1]
HIST 4970Historical InternshipSections [1]

Course NumberCourse TitleSections
HIST 1011WCivilization and the Environment: World History to 1500Sections [11]
HIST 1015WGlobalization: Issues and ChallengesSections [5]
HIST 1031WEurope and the World: Expansion, Encounter, and Exchange to 1500Sections [1]
HIST 1102Medieval Tales and their Modern EchoesSections [1]
HIST 1301WAuthority and Rebellion: American History to 1865Sections [11]
HIST 1534Introduction to Jewish History and CulturesSections [1]
HIST 1911A History of the Drug WarsSections [1]
HIST 1913Goin' to the U: A Critical HistorySections [1]
HIST 3000Visions of the Past: Thematic Approaches to Understanding HistorySections [1]
HIST 3020Hands-On HistorySections [2]
HIST 3067WArchaeology of Prehistoric EuropeSections [1]
HIST 3101Introduction to Medieval HistorySections [1]
HIST 3102Medieval Tales and their Modern EchoesSections [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 3349U.S. Women's Legal HistorySections [1]
HIST 3401WEarly Latin America to 1825Sections [1]
HIST 3412Soccer: Around the World with the Beautiful GameSections [1]
HIST 3413War in History: Preparing and Making War in World HistorySections [1]
HIST 3417Food in HistorySections [1]
HIST 3425History of Modern MexicoSections [1]
HIST 3429Latin American History in Film and TextSections [1]
HIST 3432Modern Africa in a Changing WorldSections [1]
HIST 3436Contemporary African Conflicts: From Somalia to South AfricaSections [1]
HIST 3444Chicana and Chicano History: 1821-1945Sections [1]
HIST 3461Introduction to East Asia I: The Imperial AgeSections [1]
HIST 3468Social Change in Modern ChinaSections [1]
HIST 3469History of Women and Family in China, 1600-2000Sections [1]
HIST 3483Hmong History Across the GlobeSections [1]
HIST 3485History of Southeast AsiaSections [1]
HIST 3492HinduismSections [1]
HIST 3504The Cultures of the Silk RoadSections [1]
HIST 3505Survey of the Modern Middle EastSections [1]
HIST 3511Muslims and Jews: Conflict and Co-existence in the Middle East and Nor...Sections [1]
HIST 3512History of Modern Israel/Palestine: Society, Culture, and PoliticsSections [1]
HIST 3534Introduction to Jewish History and CulturesSections [1]
HIST 3613History of the CrusadesSections [1]
HIST 3617Pagans, Christians, Barbarians: The World of Late AntiquitySections [1]
HIST 3637Modern Russia: From Peter the Great to the PresentSections [1]
HIST 3652Early Modern BritainSections [1]
HIST 3691WThe British EmpireSections [1]
HIST 3727History of the HolocaustSections [1]
HIST 3731Modern France and Its Empire: Identity, Citizenship and the State 1780...Sections [1]
HIST 3775History of Jews in Europe and the Atlantic World, from 1700 to PresentSections [1]
HIST 3822Making America Modern: 1945 to PresentSections [2]
HIST 3834Law in American Life, Colonial Era to Civil WarSections [1]
HIST 3856The Civil Rights and Black Power Movement, 1954-1984Sections [1]
HIST 3862American Immigration HistorySections [1]
HIST 3871American Indian History: Pre-Contact to 1830Sections [1]
HIST 3980WSupplemental Writing in HistorySections [1]
HIST 3993Directed StudySections [1]
HIST 3994Directed ResearchSections [1]
HIST 4010VHonors: Research SeminarSections [1]
HIST 4010WResearch SeminarSections [1]
HIST 4961VHonors: Major PaperSections [1]
HIST 4961WMajor PaperSections [1]
HIST 4970Historical InternshipSections [1]