Core Courses (2000-2499)

Core courses (2000-2499) survey historical themes and problems and offer opportunities to deepen skills in historical thinking and writing. (Open to all students including first years.)The enrollment for these courses is limited to 35 students.

Spring 2014

242{2182}Environment and Culture in North American History
207{2042}The Good Life
264{2364}Conquest, Colonialism, & Independence
215{2105}The Paradox of Progress: Europe and the Experience of Modernity 1815-1918
235{2180}Borderlands and Empires in Early North America
246{2126}Women in American History, 1600-1900
237{2141}African Americans Since 1865
266{2404}History of Mexico
273{2321}History of China II: 800-1800
{2289}Gandhi and Non-Violent Politics

Fall 2013

251{2062} Conquistadors, Commerce, and Constitutions: States and Empires, 1492-1815
218{2108} History of Russia, 1725-1924
233{2123} American Society in the New Nation
268{2162} Asian America: History, Literature, and Society
288{2200} The Nuclear Age
283{2300} The Origins of Japanese Culture and Civilization
214{2322} China's Path to Modernity: 1800-Present
261{2343} The Making of Modern India
203{2380} Islam and Christianity in West Africa
255{2402} Modern Latin America

Spring 2013

284{2301} The Emergence of Modern Japan
219{2109} Russia’s 20th Century
231{2121} Social History of Colonial America, 1607-1763
242{2182} Environment and Culture in North American History
236{2140} History of African Americans to 1865
209{2286} Indigenous Identity & Politics
263{2343} Politics & Popular Culture in 20th c. India
223{2085} Britain, 1837-1990
267{2008} Republic of Rome
273{2321} History of China II, 800-1800

Fall 2012

283{2300} The Origins of Japanese Culture and Civilization
265{2365} Mogadishu to Madagascar: East African History
215{2105} The Paradox of Progress
248{2128} Family and Community in American History, 1600-1900
257{2016} Age of Reform: The Long Progressive Movement in US History 1890-1940
271{2061} Culture Wars in the Age of Enlightenment
252{2401} Colonial Latin America
261{2342} The Making of Modern India
227{2005} City and Landscape in Modern Europe
275{2320} History of China I
202{2002} Ancient Rome

Spring 2012

242 Environment & Culture in North American History
204 Science, Magic, and Religion
264 Conquest, Colonialism, and Independence
229 Science, Sex, and Politics [prior to spring 2012, this class was a seminar]
280 Imperialism, Nationalism, and Human Rights
221 History of England, 1485-1688
258 Latin American Revolutions

Fall 2011

232 History of the American West
262 Africa and the Atlantic World
218 History of Russia, 1725-1924
243 Old Regime and Revolutionary France
282 India & the Indian Ocean World
211 Holocaust: History & Historiography
224 Modern Middle East: The Palestinian Israeli Conflict
213 Transnational Africa & Globalization
255 Modern Latin America
201 History of Ancient Greece
279 Martin, Malcolm, & America
206 Immorality & Political Revolution in Ancient Rome
273 History of Latinos in the United States
274 The American Revolution

Spring 2011

284 The Emergence of Modern Japan
288 The Cold War
215 The Making of Modern Europe
242 Environment and Culture in North American History
246 Women in American History, 1600-1900
237 African Americans Since 1865
264 Conquest, Colonialism, and Independence
266 History of Mexico
244 City, Anti-city, and Utopia
206 Immorality & Political Revolution in Ancient Rome
275 The Making of Modern China

Fall 2010

286 Asian American History, 1850-Present
283 The Origins of Japanese Culture and Civilization
205 A History of the Body
265 Mogadishu to Madagascar: East African History
219 Russia’s Twentieth Century
235 Borderlands and Empires in Early North America
233 American Society in the New Nation
261 The Making of Modern India
223 Britain, 1836-1990
252 Colonial Latin America
202 Ancient Rome
234 Lawn Boy Meets Valley Girl
228 Civil Rights & Black Power Movements in the Making of Modern America
276 China’s Origins of Transformation

Spring 2010

232 History of the American West
284 The Emergence of Modern Japan
204 Science, Magic, and Religion
242 Environment and Culture in North American History
231 Social History of Colonial America, 1607-1763
236 History of African Americans 1865
264 Conquest, Colonialism, and Independence
230 Evolution in America
263 Politics & Popular Culture in 20th c. India
220 History of the Holocaust
213 Transnational Africa and Globalization
258 Latin American Revolutions
227 City and Landscape in Modern Europe
212 China Among Equals

Fall 2009

283 The Origins of Japanese Culture and Civilization
262 Africa and the Atlantic World
206 Early Modern Europe
277 Trials of the Century
276 The Origins of Imperial China
275 The Making of Modern China
248 Family and Community in America, 1600-1900
282 India & the Indian Ocean World
221 History of England, 1485-1688
255 Modern Latin America
201 History of Ancient Greece
234 Lawn Boy Meets Valley Girl