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

700-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 Numbersort descending Title Level Course Description Field of Study
700 Studies in World History Graduate

Analysis of seminal works and concepts in the development of global-scaled integrative approaches to world history.

706.01 Advanced Readings in Medieval History Graduate

Advanced reading course in sources and monographs on the principal issues and problems in medieval history, with a stress on bibliography.

Medieval History
706.02 Late Medieval Paleography and Diplomatics Undergraduate and Graduate

Cursive hands in literature and diplomas, 1200-1500; the development of chanceries; notariats, secretariats, and the science of diplomatics; exercises with facsimiles, slides, and microfilm.

Medieval History
708 Studies in Ancient History Undergraduate and Graduate

An intensive study of selected problems and sources in ancient history (Near Eastern, Greek and/or Roman); readings in the primary and secondary materials.

Ancient History
709 Methodology in Ancient History Graduate

Introduction to the methodologies and bibliographies fundamental to graduate study of ancient Greek and Roman history through written papers and oral class reports.

Ancient History
710 Studies in Renaissance or Reformation History Undergraduate and Graduate

Principal issues in the history of the Renaissance or the Reformation.

European History; Early Modern European History
712 Studies in Early Modern European History Undergraduate and Graduate

Selected topics in western European history of the 17th and 18th centuries.

European History; Early Modern European History
713 Colloquium in Early Modern Studies Graduate

Readings seminar in topics in early modern (1350-1800) studies; history, literature, arts, and music.

European History; Early Modern European History
714 Studies in French History since 1815 Undergraduate and Graduate

An intensive study, through reading and discussion of standard works and recent scholarship, of the chief interpretative problems of modern French history.

European History; Modern European History
723 Studies in European International History Graduate

Readings in and discussion of the history of European international relations from the late 19th century.

European History; Modern European History
724.01 East Asia in the Pre-Modern World Graduate

China's pivotal role in the evolution of the early modern world system and European colonialism.

East Asian History
724.02 East Asia and the Modern / Contemporary World Graduate

East Asian ecumeene as reflecting world trends defined by Western colonizing nations.

East Asian History
726 Studies in Jewish History Undergraduate and Graduate

An intensive study of selected issues in Jewish history; emphasis on problems posed by available source material and by current research in the area.

Jewish History
727 Studies in Islamic History Undergraduate and Graduate

Selected topics in Islamic history and historiography.

Islamic History
730 Studies in 19th and 20th Century European Thought and Culture Graduate

Selected topics in Western European history of the 19th and 20th centuries.

European History; Modern European History
731 Studies in European History, 1914 to Present Undergraduate and Graduate

Political, social, and economic developments; World Wars I and II; Communism, Nazism; present-day Europe; emphasis on methods of historical research and documentary analysis.

European History; Modern European History
732 Studies in German History Undergraduate and Graduate

Exploration of selected topics of 19th and 20th century German history; emphasis on methods of historical research and documentary analysis.

European History; Modern European History
738 Studies in British History Undergraduate and Graduate

Selected problems in British history since 1485; emphasis on different schools and interpretations, on methods of research, and an analysis of documents.

European History; Early Modern European History
739 Comparative Constitutional Politics Graduate

Compares constitutions and constitutionalism across cultures and through different disciplines with special attention to how people make claims to secure their rights and interests.

740 Studies in Russian and Soviet History Undergraduate and Graduate

An intensive study of problems in selected periods of Russian history.

Russian and East European History
741 Studies in Eastern European History Undergraduate and Graduate

Selected topics in modern Eastern European political, social, cultural, and intellectual history and historiography; theoretical and comparative emphasis.

Russian and East European History
742 African Historiography and Methodology Graduate

The study of sources, research methods, interpretations, and research trends in the field of African history.

African History
743 Studies in African History Graduate

The study of the historical literature of Africa and various aspects of African history; topics vary.

African History
744 African Women: History and Socioeconomic Change Graduate

Focuses on African women's experiences: legal and socioeconomic status, religious and political roles, the impact of colonial and post colonial developments, feminism and representation issues.

African History
751 Studies in Latin American History Undergraduate and Graduate

An intensive study of problems in selected periods of Latin American history.

Latin American History
752 Readings in African-American History Undergraduate and Graduate

Readings in the evolution of black culture, economics and family life, race relations, and the emergence of class stratification within the black community.

African-American History
753 Studies in the History of Religion Graduate

An intensive readings course in some aspect of the history of religion; specific topic to be announced.

755.04 African American Historiography Graduate

This course is designed to acquaint students with the origins and evolution of African American history from the late-eighteenth century up to the present.

African-American History
755.03 AfricanAfrican Americans during the Twentieth Century Graduate

This reading intensive seminar explores African American life and culture during the twentieth century.

African-American History
755.02 African Americans during the Nineteenth Century Graduate

A study of the social, political, and economic history of black Americans during the 19th century. Prereq: Grad standing. Repeatable to a maximum of 10 cr hrs. Cross-listed in AfAmASt.

African-American History
755.01 African Americans in Early America Graduate

Intensive reading and discussion seminar explores African American life and culture during the colonial, revolutionary, and early national eras.

African-American History
758.02 Post-Emancipation, Colonial and Post-Colonial Realities Graduate

Second of a two-part course on the history and evolution of the African Diaspora worldwide, from ancient times to the present. Examination of social, political and cultural developments and realities in the Black world, from the period of the emancipation to the beginning of the 21st century.

African History
758.01 Enslavement and Emancipation Graduate

First of a two-part course on the history and evolution of the African Diaspora worldwide, from ancient times to the present. Examination of the dispersal of Africans, mainly through the slave trade across the Sahara, the Indian Ocean, the Mediterranean, and the Atlantic Ocean.

African History
759 Atlantic World History Graduate

Examination of Atlantic World history in the early modern era, including imperialism and colonialism, the intercontinental exchange of people, ideas, and goods, and cultural development. Prereq: Grad standing.

Atlantic World History
761 Studies in Mid-19th Century American History Undergraduate and Graduate

An intensive study of selected topics with emphasis on historiography and bibliography.

American History; US History since 1877
762 Studies in the History of Technology Graduate

Introduction to the study of the history of technology, providing insights into the ways in which technology has been implicated in other historical processes. Prereq: Grad standing or permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 15 cr hrs.

European History; Modern European History
764 An Introduction to Public History Graduate

To give students some exposure to the wide variety of intellectual activities that fall under "public history".

765 Studies in Environmental History Graduate

Analysis of a range of studies in environmental history; chronological and geographical focus will be shaped by students' interests.

767 Studies in Military History Graduate

Selected topics and periods in military history; emphasis on recent scholarship.

Military History
768 Studies in Military Thought and Strategy Undergraduate and Graduate

Analysis and comparison of the most influential writers on the theory and practice of warfare including Thucydides, Machiavelli, Clausewitz, Mahan, Fuller, and Liddell Hart.

Military History
770 Studies in the History of American Foreign Policy Undergraduate and Graduate

Studies in the main problems of American foreign policy with primary emphasis on basic literatures and selected primary materials.

Diplomatic History
771 Themes in Recent United States History Graduate

Readings colloquium in selected themes in the history of the United States since 1877.

American History; US History since 1877
772 Studies in Recent United States History Undergraduate and Graduate

Readings in selected topics in American history since 1898.

American History; US History since 1877
773 Studies in Business History Undergraduate and Graduate

Readings in the growth of capitalism, the rise of the modern corporation, government-business relations, business and society, and comparative business history.

Business History
774 History of American Law and Society Undergraduate and Graduate

The history of American law and legal institutions, and their relationship to society, from colonial times to the present.

American History; US History to 1877
775 History of Literacy Graduate

From the invention of alphabets to the electronic age: literacy's relationships with social, cultural, political, and economic changes; impacts and significance for individuals and collectives.

780 Topics in the History of Sexuality Graduate

Designed to give graduate students an interdisciplinary, international background to sexuality history.

Women's, Gender, and Sexuality History
781 Studies in Women's History Undergraduate and Graduate

An intensive reading course designed to prepare graduate students in women's history in a comparative framework.

Women's, Gender, and Sexuality History
H783 Honors Research Undergraduate

Informal conferences to allow full scope to the initiative of the student; a special topic is assigned and results are tested by papers and special examinations.

784 Readings in American Constitutional and Legal History Graduate

An intensive investigation of standard works as well as influential and seminal articles in American constitutional and legal history.

American History; US History to 1877
785.04 Readings in Era of the Civil War and Reconstruction Undergraduate and Graduate

Reading in the historical literatures of the era of Civil War and Reconstruction, from the 1840s to 1877.

American History; US History to 1877
785.01 Readings in Colonial America Undergraduate and Graduate

Readings in the historical literatures of Colonial America in its Atlantic World context to 1763.

American History; US History to 1877
785.02 Readings in the American Revolution and the Early Republic Undergraduate and Graduate

Readings in the historical literatures of the American Revolution and early nation-building through approximately 1800.

American History; US History to 1877
785.03 Readings in the Early Republic and Antebellum America Undergraduate and Graduate

Reading in the historical literatures of the Early and Antebellum Republics from approximately 1800 into the 1850s.

American History; US History to 1877
786 Colloquium in the Philosophy of History, Historiography, and the Historian's Skills I Graduate

Colloquium on the principles of historical thought, historiography, and methods of historical research.

787 Colloquium in the Philosophy of History, Historiography, and the Historian's Skills II Undergraduate

Continuation of 786 with emphasis on research methods.

788 Studies in American Urban History Undergraduate and Graduate

A detailed examination of several themes in the growth of urban America.

American History; US History since 1877
789 Topics in American History to 1877 Undergraduate and Graduate

Readings in selected topics in American history to 1877.

American History; US History to 1877
790 Graduate Colloquium on Historical Writing Graduate

Designed to develop skills in historical writing.

791 Topics in History Graduate

The investigation of particular problems in various fields of history through individual studies.

792 Interdepartmental Studies in the Humanities Graduate

Two or more departments present colloquia on subjects of mutual interest; topics to be announced.

795.01 Professional Development: Introduction to Teaching College History Graduate

Basic ideas and techniques for effective teaching of college history; emphasis on classroom application.

795.02 Professional Development: Pre-Professional Colloquium for Historians Graduate

This professional development colloquium is designed to help graduate students locate funding sources for their study, research, conferences and other professional activities.

796 Studies in Japanese History Undergraduate and Graduate

An intensive study, through reading and discussion, of major issues and recent scholarship in Japanese history.

East Asian History
797 Introduction to Graduate-level East Asian Studies Graduate

We explore the origin, development and current state of East Asian Area Studies in the U.S., including its relationship to other intellectual disciplines.

East Asian History
798 Studies in Chinese History Undergraduate and Graduate

Research topic to be announced.

East Asian History