Department of History - Dulles Hall.
Department of History - Dulles Hall.

100-Level Curriculum

100-Level Courses
One hundred level courses cover broad area of historical investigation. They are designed for first and second year students and are usually taken to fulfill the GEC historical survey requirement.

300-Level Courses
Three hundred level courses cover fewer years, go into more detail, employ more sophisticated analysis and methodology, and require more reading of primary and secondary works. They are designed for a mix of history majors, non-majors, and prospective majors at the sophomore, junior, and senior levels.

500-Level Courses
Five hundred level courses are usually more narrow in chronological scope, more sophisticated in the lecture material, discussions, and readings, and require more readings of primary and secondary sources. Most but not all of the students will be juniors and seniors and will have taken other history courses before registering for a 500-level course. A higher level of understanding, analytical ability and written expression in short essay and essay forms in expected. Some instructors assign research papers.

Graduate Level Courses
700, 800, and 900-Level courses are graduate courses for the graduate studies program.

[Semester Numbering] [Semester Conversion Website]

Course Number Title Level Course Description Field of Studysort descending
181 World History to 1500 Undergraduate

History of the human community to 1500, primary emphasis on history of civilizations, and secondary emphasis on patterns of regional and hemispheric integration.

182 World History, 1500 to Present Undergraduate

History of the human community from 1500 to the present, primary emphasis on processes of global integration, and secondary emphasis on comparative civilization.

121 African Civilizations to 1870 Undergraduate

Exploration of the political, social, and economic history of precolonial African civilizations, using a variety of interdisciplinary approaches and materials.

African History
122 African Civilizations, 1870 to the Present Undergraduate

Exploration of the political, social, and economic history of the colonial and independent African countries, using a variety of interdisciplinary approaches and materials.

African History
151 American Civilization to 1877 Undergraduate

The political, constitutional, social, and economic development of the United States from the colonial period through the era of Reconstruction.

American History; US History to 1877
H151 American Civilization to 1877 (Honors) Undergraduate

The political, constitutional, social, and economic development of the United States from the colonial period through the era of Reconstruction.

American History; US History to 1877
152 American Civilization since 1877 Undergraduate

The political, constitutional, social, and economic development of the United States from the era of Reconstruction to the present.

American History; US History since 1877
H152 American Civilization since 1877 (Honors) Undergraduate

The political, constitutional, social, and economic development of the United States from the era of Reconstruction to the present.

American History; US History since 1877
141 History of East Asia in the Pre-modern Era Undergraduate

Introduction to the societies and cultures of pre-modern China, Korea, and Japan; the countries that make up the geographical and cultural unit of East Asia.

East Asian History
142 History of East Asia in the Modern Era Undergraduate

Introduction to the transformation of societies and cultures of modern China, Korea, and Japan from the 17th century to the present.

East Asian History
111 Western Civilization: Antiquity to 17th Century Undergraduate

Ancient civilizations (Near East, Greece, Rome); barbarian invasions; medieval civilizations (Byzantium, Islam, Europe); Renaissance and Reformation.

European History; Early Modern European History
H111 Western Civilization: Antiquity to 17th Century (Honors) Undergraduate

Ancient civilizations (Near East, Greece, Rome); barbarian invasions; medieval civilizations (Byzantium, Islam, Europe); Renaissance and Reformation.

European History; Early Modern European History
112 Western Civilization: 17th Century through Modern Times Undergraduate

Political, scientific, and industrial revolutions; nationalism; the two world wars; decline of empires; the cold war. H112 (honors) may be available to students enrolled in an honors program or by permission of dept.

European History; Modern European History
H112 Western Civilization: 17th Century through Modern Times (Honors) Undergraduate

Political, scientific, and industrial revolutions; nationalism; the two world wars; decline of empires; the cold war. H112 (honors) may be available to students enrolled in an honors program or by permission of dept.

European History; Modern European History
172 Latin American Civilizations since 1825 Undergraduate

Latin American political, social, economic, and cultural history from independence (1825) to the present focusing on neo-colonialism, instability, underdevelopment, militarism, and minorities

Latin American History
H172 Latin American Civilization Since 1825 (Honors) Undergraduate

Latin American political, social, economic, and cultural history from independence (1825) to the present focusing on neo-colonialism, instability, underdevelopment, militarism, and minorities.

Latin American History
171 Latin American Civilizations to 1825 Undergraduate

Latin American political, social, economic, and cultural history from Pre-Columbian times to independence (1825) focussing on imperialism, religion, minorities, war, and rebellion.

Latin American History
H171 Latin American Civilization to 1825 (Honors) Undergraduate

Latin American political, social, economic, and cultural history from Pre-Columbian times to independence (1825) focusing on imperialism, religion, minorities, war, and rebellion.

Latin American History