Course by Field of Study

The fields of study offered by the history department at Bowdoin are as follows:

Please note: “Multi-field” courses fall into more than one of these fields of study. They will be listed below under both fields under which they are classified.

Africa

  • 160{1460} Apartheid Voices: South African History, 1948-1994
  • 203{2842} Christianity and Islam in West Africa (now a lecture course, formerly a seminar)
  • 213{2840} Transnational Africa & Globalization
  • 216{2841} History African Diasporic Political Thought
  • 256{2288} Gender, Science, and Empire
  • 262{2362} Africa and the Atlantic World
  • 264{2364} Conquest, Colonialism, and Independence: Africa Since 1880
  • 265{2365} Mogashidu to Madagascar: East African History
  • 267{2820} African Environmental History
  • 269{2821} After Apartheid: Southern Africa History and Historiography
  • 272{2822} Warlords and Child Soldiers in African History
  • 274{2742} Global Pentecolism:The Roots and Routes of Twentieth-Century Christianity
  • {3360} The Common Good? A History of International Aid
  • 361c The Political Imagination in African History

East Asia

  • 013{1035} Living in the Sixteenth Century
  • {1036} China Encounters the West
  • 214{2322} History of China III: China's Path to Modernity, 1800-Present
  • 260{2781} Science, Technology, and Society in China
  • 273{2321} History of China II: Middle and late Imperial Periods, 800-1800
  • 275{2320} History of China I
  • 276{2780} Classical Roots of Chinese Thought
  • 281{2760} The Courtly Society of Heian Japan
  • 283{2300} The Origins of Japanese Culture and Civilization
  • 284{2301} The Emergence of Modern Japan
  • 285{2761} Conquests and Heroes
  • 286{2762} Japan and the World
  • 287{2763} Kingship in Comparative Perspective
  • 380{3300} The Warrior Culture of Japan

Europe

  • 010{1006} Monsters, Marvels, and Messiahs: Europe During the Age of Discovery
  • 018{1008} New Worlds, New Goods: Consumerism in Early Modern Europe (formerly The Consumer Revolution in the Atlantic World)
  • 018{1000} Turning the 20th Century
  • 020{1010} In Sickness and in Health: Public Health in Europe and America
  • 021{1001} Bad Girls of the 1950s
  • 021{1011} Players and Spectators
  • 022{1012} "Bad" Women Make Great History
  • 110{1140} Medieval, Renaissance, and Reformation Europe
  • 125{1180} Entering Modernity: European Jewry
  • 126{1200} The Making of Modern Europe, 1848-1918
  • 127{1160} Early Modern Europe: Reformation to Revolution
  • 140{1240} War and Society
  • 201{2001} History of Ancient Greece: Bronze Age to the Death of Alexander
  • 202{2002} History of Rome
  • 204{2040} Science, Magic, and Religion
  • 205{2041} A History of the Body
  • 206{2230} Immorality and Political Revolution in Ancient Rome
  • 207{2042} The Good Life
  • 208{2520} The History of History
  • 210{2521} Origins of Modernity
  • 211{2080} Holocaust Historiography
  • 212{2582} Imagining the Perfect Society:Utopian and Revolutionary Thought in Russia, 1789-1917
  • 214{2003} City and Country in Roman Culture
  • 215{2584} The Red World: Socialism as Imagined and Lived in Russia
  • 215{2105} The Paradox of Progress: Europe and the Experience of Modernity, 1815-1918 (formerly the Making of Modern Europe)
  • 217{2580} The German Experience 1918-1945
  • 218{2108} History of Russia, 1725-1924
  • 219{2109} Russia's Twentieth Century: Revolution and Beyond
  • 220{2081} History of the Holocaust
  • 221{2083} History of England, 1485-1688
  • 222{2561} Family Affairs: Changing Patterns in Europe
  • 223{2085} Modern Britain: 1837-1990s
  • 227{2005} City and Landscape in Modern Europe
  • 228{2086} Medicine, Public Health, and History
  • 240{2560} Only a Game? Sports and Leisure in Europe and America
  • 243{2060} Old Regime and Revolutionary France
  • 251{2062} Conquistadors, Commerce, and Constitutions
  • 267{2008} Republic of Rome and Evolution of Executive Power
  • 271{2061} Culture Wars in the Age of Enlightenment
  • 277{2541} Crime and Punishment
  • 278{2540} The Politics of Private Life (formerly Marriage and Sexuality in Early Modern Europe and the Atlantic World)
  • 285{2761} Conquests and Heroes
  • 286{2762} Japan and the World
  • 307{3040} Topics in Medieval and Early Modern History
  • 311{3100} Experiments in Totalitarianism: Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia
  • 321{3080} Victorian Age
  • 322{3081} Race, Gender, and Ethnicity in Britain and Europe
  • 324{3060} Great Nation, Haunted Nation: Memory and the French Revolution
  • 365{3061} Age of Atlantic Revolutions
  • 312{3102} Stalinism

Latin America

  • 200{2871} Afro-Brazilian Culture
  • 209{2286} Indigenous Identity & Politics
  • 230{2741}/366{3141} Dictatorship and Human Rights in Latin America
  • 235{2180} Borderlands and Empires in North American History
  • 239{2870} Comparative Slavery and Emancipation
  • 252{2401} Colonial Latin America
  • 253{2860} The United States and Latin America: Tempestuous Neighbors (formerly US/Latin American Relations)
  • 254{2861} Contemporary Argentina
  • 255{2402} Modern Latin America
  • 256{2400} Environment and Society in Latin America
  • 258{2403} Latin American Revolutions
  • 260{2740} Labor, Gender, and Immigration in the US-Mexico Borderlands
  • 266{2404} History of Mexico
  • 273{2285} History of Latinos in the United States
  • 274{2742} Global Pentecostalism
  • 349{3400} The Americas as Crossroads: Transnational Histories
  • 351{3401} The Mexican Revolution
  • 354{3402} The Maya: Challenges of Forging Community and Identity (formerly Historical and Contemporary Maya)
  • 356{3403} The Cuban Revolution
  • {3360} The Common Good? A History of International Aid

South Asia

  • 026{1038} Globalizing India
  • 027{1032} Sexual Life of Colonialism
  • 256{2288} Gender, Science, and Empire
  • {2289} Gandhi and Non-Violent Politics
  • 241{2800} From Gandhi to the Taliban: Secularism and Its Critics in Modern South Asia
  • 259{2801} Sex and Politics of the Body in Modern India (formerly Sexuality, Gender, and Body in South Asia)
  • 261{2342} The Making of Modern India
  • 263{2343} Politics and Popular Culture in 20th-Century India
  • 280{2344} Imperialism, Nationalism, and Human Rights
  • 282{2341} India and Early Modern World World
  • {2743} Islam in South Asia, c. 700-the Present
  • 287{2780} Kingship in Comparative Perspective
  • {3360} The Common Good? A History of International Aid

United States

  • 011{1018} Memoirs and Memory in American History
  • 012{1014} Utopia: Intentional Communities in America
  • 014{1022} Science and Society
  • 015{1020} Frontier Crossings: The Western Experience in American History
  • 020{1010} In Sickness and in Health: Public Health in Europe and the United States
  • 021{1011} Players and Spectators
  • 025{1016} The Civil War in Film
  • 130{1115} North American Indian History 1450-present
  • 139{1241} The Civil War Era
  • 140{1240} War and Society
  • 145{1320} Racial and Ethnic Conflict in American Cities
  • 207{2501} Food and Power in American History
  • 225{2680} Image, Myth, and Memory
  • 226{2660} The City as American History
  • 228{2240} Civil Rights & Black Power Movement in the Making of Modern America
  • 228{2082} Medicine, Public Health, and History
  • 229{2201} Science, Sex, and Politics
  • 231{2121} Colonial America and the Atlantic World, 1607-1763
  • 232{2160} History of the American West
  • 233{2123} American Society in the New Nation
  • 234{2004} Lawn Boy Meets Valley Girl
  • 235{2180} Borderlands and Empires in Early North America
  • 236{2140} History of African Americans to 1865
  • 237{2141} African Americans Since 1865
  • 238{2621} Reconstruction
  • 239{2870} Comparative Slavery and Emancipation
  • 240{2560} Only a Game? Sports and Leisure in Europe and America
  • 242{2182} Environment and Culture in North American History
  • 244{2006} City, Anti-City, Utopia
  • 245{2010} Bearing the Untold Story: Gender, Race, and Ethnicity in the United States
  • 246{2126} Women in American History, 1600-1900
  • 247{2607} Maine: A Community and Environmental History
  • 248{2128} Family and Community in American History, 1600-1900
  • 249{2609} History of Women's Voices in America
  • 250{2640} California Dreamin': A History of the Golden State
  • 251{2620} The United States in the Nineteenth Century
  • 253 The US and Latin America: Tempestuous Neighbors
  • 257{2016} Age of Reform: The Long Progressive Movement in US History 1890-1940
  • 260{2740} Labor, Gender, and Immigration in the US-Mexico Borderlands
  • 268{2161} Asian American History, 1850-Present
  • 268{2162} Asian-America: History, Literature, and Society
  • 270{2623} Atlantic Antislavery
  • 273{2285} History of Latinos in the United States
  • 274 The American Revolution
  • 277 Trials of the Century
  • 279{2700} Malcolm, Martin, and America
  • 288{2200} The Nuclear Age (formerly The Cold War)
  • 301{3001} Place in American History
  • 330{3160} The United States Home Front in World War II
  • 332{3122} Community in America, Maine, and at Bowdoin {formerly Community in America 1600-1900)
  • 336{3140} Research in 19th Century US History
  • 337{3180} Nature and Health in America
  • 349{3400} The Americas as Crossroads: Transnational Histories

Atlantic Worlds

  • 018{1008} Consumerism in Early Modern Europe
  • 251{2062} Conquistadors, commerce, and Constitutions
  • 231{2121} Colonial America and the Atlantic World, 1607-1763
  • 235{2180} Borderlands and Empires in Early North America
  • 280{2344} Imperialism, Nationalism, Human Rights
  • 263{2362} Africa and the Atlantic World
  • 252{2401} Colonial Latin America
  • 274{2742} Global Pentecostalism
  • 278{2540} The Politics of Private Life
  • 278{2540} Marriage and Sexuality in Early Modern Europe and the Atlantic World
  • 270{2623} Atlantic Antislavery
  • 213{2840} Transnational Africa and Globalization
  • 216{2841} African Diasporic Political Thought
  • 253{2860} The United States and Latin America: Tempestuous Neighbors
  • 239{2870} Comparative Slavery and Emancipation
  • 365{3061} The Age of Atlantic Revolutions
  • 349{3400} The Americas as Crossroads: Transnational Histories

Colonial Worlds

  • 015{1020} Frontier Crossings: The Western Experience in American History
  • 027{1032} The Sexual Life of Colonialism
  • 026{1038} Globalizing India
  • 016{1040} Globalization and Its Critics
  • 160{1460} Apartheid Voices: South African History, 1948-1994
  • 224{2082} The Modern Middle East: The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict
  • 235{2180} Borderlands and Empires in Early North America
  • 209{2286} Indigenous Identity and Politics in Latin America, 1492-Present
  • 256{2288} Gender, Science, and Empire
  • 261{2342} The Making of Modern India
  • 263{2343} Politics and Popular Culture in Twentieth-Century India
  • 280{2344} Imperialism, Nationalism, Human Rights
  • 264{2364} Conquest, Colonialism, and Independence: Africa since 1880
  • 265{2365} Mogadishu to Madagascar: East African History
  • 252{2401} Colonial Latin America
  • 270{2623} Atlantic Antislavery
  • 241{2800} From Gandhi to the Taliban: Secularism and Its Critics in Modern South Asia
  • 259{2801} Sex and the Politics of the Body in Modern India
  • 269{2821} After Apartheid: South African History and Historiography
  • 239{2870} Comparative Slavery and Emancipation
  • {3360} The Common Good? A History of International Aid