Courses

 

Undergraduate Courses

The department of history offers a wide variety of courses each semester, and most of these are open to all students. While nearly all courses fulfill the university/college history requirement and can count toward the major, students should consult the course attributes on InsideND before making plans to register for a specific course. In addition, students should be aware that the history department prioritizes seat access for majors. For more information on access to courses, see: Notes to History Majors and Notes to Non-MajorsThe courses below are offered for the Spring 2015 semester; for other semesters select from the menu at left.

To view courses by category, choose from the menu below:

Courses Open Only to Majors

 

First Year Courses

HIST 10051
Intro to African History
CANDIDO

HIST 10200
Western Civilization to 1500
HOBBINS

HIST 10355
From Rasputin to Putin

LYANDRES

HIST 10401
Europe at War 1900-1945
DEAK & ROSATO

HIST 10750
National Security Policy in US History
SOARES

University Seminars (for First-Year Students only)

HIST 13184, sec. 01

BRADY

 

HIST 13184, sec. 02

KSELMAN
 

HIST 13184, sec. 03

COLEMAN

HIST 13184, sec. 04

SULLIVAN


HIST 13184, sec. 05

CAI


HIST 13184, sec. 06

BEIHAMMER


HIST 13184, sec. 07

BEDERMAN


HIST 13184, sec. 08

REMUS

 

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College Seminars (A&L students only)

 

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Regular Courses (Sophomore and Major Level)

Africa/Asia/Middle East

HIST 30051
Gender and Sexuality in African History
OCOBOCK

HIST 30060
Roots of Human Trafficking
CANDIDO

HIST 30080
Medieval Middle East
TOR

HIST 30090
Slavery in the Lands of Islam

DADDI ADDOUN

HIST 30092
Memory, History, and Violence
KAUFMAN

HIST 30110
Ancient Japan
THOMAS

HIST 30122
The Early Modern Climate
THOMAS

HIST 30147
Early Chinese Empires
CAI

HIST 30151
China's Long 20th Century
KOLL

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Ancient/Medieval Europe

HIST 30266
The World of the Vikings

HIST 30301
Unsolved Historical Mysteries

HOBBINS

HIST 30340
Byzantine History
BEIHAMMER

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Modern Europe

HIST 30355
From Rasputin to Putin

LYANDRES

HIST 30405
Europe from the French Revolution to WWI
KSELMAN

HIST 30407
World War 2: A Global History
BRADY

HIST 30410
Tudor England: Pol & Honor
RAPPLE

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Latin America

HIST 30901
Colonial Latin America

GRAUBART

HIST 30910
Experience of Conquest
FERNANDEZ-ARMESTO

HIST 30912
History of Modern Mexico
PENSADO

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United States

HIST 20605
US History Since 1877

WETZEL

HIST 30601
Colonial America

CANGANY

HIST 30604
US Civil War Era, 1848-1877

 

HIST 30618
US Labor History

GRAFF

HIST 30644
Consuming America

REMUS

HIST 30645
Interwar USA
McKENNA

HIST 30646
US Religion and World War I

 

HIST 30648
History of San Francisco
WIECK

HIST 30706
US Sex, Sexuality, and Gender to 1880
BEDERMAN

HIST 406238
African-American Resistance
PIERCE

Special (Global, Comparative, Thematic, etc.)

HIST 30002
History of Science 1

RAGLAND

HIST 30985
Humans and Other Apes

FERNANDEZ-ARMESTO

Special Major Courses (Open only to History Majors)

History Workshop (History 33000)

History Workshop (History 33000)

This course is a requirement for – and open only to – History majors. Designed as a gateway into the major program, it should be taken the semester after the student has declared the major, and it must be taken by the end of the junior year. The History Workshop introduces students to how historians study the past. Students gain insight into the nature of historical inquiry through discussion of how historians actually do history, analysis of primary source documents from two different time periods and places, and, most important, their own efforts to write history. Readings (both exemplary histories and discussions of how to write history) include several books and journal articles, short excerpts from classic theoretical texts, and two large collections of primary source documents.

HIST 33000 01
GRAUBART

HIST 33000 02
DADDI ADDOUN

HIST 33000 03
RAGLAND

History 33005
Exploring History Beyond the Classroom

In this special course designed for inquisitive history majors, students will attend a number of lectures, panels, and seminars on campus during the semester -- and then have a follow-up discussion for each led by a historian (either a visitor or a member of the history faculty). Before each session, students will be expected to complete a short reading assignment. At each follow-up session, the students will submit a 1-2 page summary and analysis of the talk, with a critical question for discussion. The goal is to encourage students to enrich their major experience by participating in the intellectual discussions that occur amongst ND and visiting scholars across the campus. This is a 1-credit course open only to history majors; other students may seek permission from the Director of Undergraduate Studies. To learn more, see here.

History 35000
History Internship

History Internship credit is designed for students who undertake unpaid internships with organizations dedicated to the discipline of history, whether through preservation, exhibition, public education, or scholarship.  Please see the Director of Undergraduate Studies for more information about this variable credit opportunity.

Research Seminars for Juniors and Sophomores

Available for Juniors and Sophomores, these courses are open only to History majors, who conduct research in primary sources and write a 25-page paper. Every major (except those undertaking a senior thesis in the History Honors Program) must take at least one of these courses, ideally in the area of concentration.

 

Departmental Seminars

These courses (HIST 43XXX)  are open to senior History majors, who conduct research in primary sources and write a 25-page paper. Every major (except those undertaking a senior thesis in the History Honors Program) must take at least one of these courses, ideally in the area of concentration.

HIST 43578
Rights in Modern Europe & Russia

LYANDRES

HIST 432614
20th C. US Cultural History

McKENNA

 

History Honors Program

These courses are open only to those History majors participating in the History Honors Program.

HIST 53002
Honors Colloquium
OCOBOCK

HIST 58003
Honors Thesis