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

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 Levelsort descending Course Description Field of Study
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
800.01 Seminar in Renaissance or Reformation History I Graduate

Research topic to be announced.

European History; Early Modern European History
801.01 Seminar in German History I Graduate

Research topic to be announced.

European History; Early Modern European History
803.01 Seminar in British History I Graduate

Research topic to be announced.

European History; Early Modern European History
804.01 Seminar in East Central European History I Graduate

Research topic to be announced.

European History; Early Modern European History
805.01 Seminar in French History I Graduate

Research topic to be announced.

European History; Early Modern European History
520.01 Science and Society: Early Modern Europe Undergraduate

A survey of the history of science and its place and relationship to European society. European society 1550-1750.

European History; Early Modern European 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
360 Scientific Revolutions in Their Social Context Undergraduate

Models of scientific innovation and study of selected examples of the great scientific revolutions: Copernican, Chemical, Darwinian, Quantum, Genetic, and others.

European History; Early Modern European History
511 The Reformation Undergraduate

The rise and growth of Protestantism and the Catholic Reformation of the 16th century against the background of economic, political, and social developments in western Europe.

European History; Early Modern European History
532 History of Spain, 1469-Present Undergraduate and Graduate

Unification of the thrones; the rise and fall of empire; rivalry with Portugal; Napoleon to the Civil War; Franco and the Post-Franco Era.

European History; Early Modern European 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
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
800.02 Seminar in Renaissance or Reformation History II Undergraduate and Graduate

Continuation of 800.01.

European History; Early Modern European History
509.01 Italian Renaissance: 1400s, Communal Age to Quattrocento Undergraduate and Graduate

The literary, artistic, and intellectual achievements primarily of Renaissance Italy against the background of economic, political, and social developments in western Europe. Beginnings and flourishing of the Italian Renaissance, from the era of independent communes to the quattrocento.

European History; Early Modern European History
509.02 Italian Renaissance: High Renaissance and Beyond Undergraduate and Graduate

Climax of the Italian Renaissance in the era of Michelangelo and Machiavelli, and its eventual decline during the sixteenth century.

European History; Early Modern European History
512.01 Early Modern Europe, 1600-1775 Undergraduate and Graduate

A study of the rise of the absolute state, the changing diplomatic alignments, and the Enlightenment.

European History; Early Modern European History
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