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Spring 2019 Courses

Spring 2019 Courses

Updated October 18, 2018.

If you see any discrepancies between times listed below and the YES schedule please notify Mrs. Heidi Welch. The YES schedule has the correct time for the class to meet.

Dear History Majors,

This history page is created in order to give you details about the HIST 3000W, promote new courses and list your capstone options for Spring 2019. Go to YES schedule of courses to see the complete selection of course titles, dates, and times.

You need to meet with you adviser IN PERSON before your appointment window. Your adviser must release an electronic academic hold on your account before you can register. Please email your adviser for an appointment. You adviser is listed on your YES landing page.

Note: HIST 3000W is a prerequisite for your capstone course. Please enroll in HIST 3000W at your earliest convenience. There will be two sections of this course offered spring term. If you are a newly declared sophomore history major and need to be enrolled in one of the two sections of HIST 3000W below please email Mrs. Welch and she will get you enrolled before the course fills.

Click here for a mostly firm listing of the HIST courses offered Spring 2019.


HIST 3000W 01, The History Workshop: Biography, TR 9:35 – 10:50 am, Professor Blackett
HIST 3000W 02, The History Workshop: Historiography and Methods, MW 1:10 – 2:25 pm, Professor Downs
HIST 3000W 03, The History Workshop: Historiography and Methods, TR 11:00 - 12:15, Professor Picard
HIST 3000W 04, The History Workshop: Historiography and Methods, MW 8:45 - 10:00 am, Instructor Kyle Romero


Please check the "Eligible for History Majors" drop down menu on YES to see what courses in other programs count toward the history major.

Link here for the 2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog (this won't go online until August 2018)


Link here for the  2018-19 Undergraduate Catalog . The major requirements begin on page 110. The course listings begin on page 181.


The core courses offered in 2018-19 for this major are:

F2018: HIST 2138, HIST 3190; two sections of ECON 3160.
S2019: HIST 1665, HIST 2660, HIST 3200, two sections of ECON 3150

For details about the courses above link here.


HIST 1111.38. Ghandi and Non-violence. Professor Dennis Dickerson.
Offered TR 2:35 – 3:50 pm
Areas of concentration for history majors: G & T

HIST 1345. The World of Rome.  Professor Thomas McGinn.
Offered TR 8:10 - 9:25 am
Areas of concentration for history majors: Europe, G & T

HIST 1378.01 Social Movements in Latin America, 1780-1912.
Offered TR 1:10-2:25 pm
Areas of concentration for history majors: Latin America, G & T

HIST 1699. Militarization in 20th Century American Society. Professor Paul Kramer.
Offered MWF 9:10-10:00 am
Areas of concentration for history majors: U.S.

HIST 2106. A Global History of Tea. Professor Peter Lorge.
Offered TR 4:00 – 5:15 pm
Areas of concentration for history majors: G & T

HIST 2658. Law and Society of the Seas, 1400-1900. Professors Lauren Benton and Jonathan Lamb.
Offered W 3:10-5:40 pm
Areas of concentration for history majors: Europe, Asia, G&T, LHS

HIST 2691 Barack Obama: Man and President. Professor Dennis C. Dickerson.
Offered TR 11:00 - 12:15 pm
Areas of concentration for history majors: U.S.

HIST 3209. Sex, Marriage, and the Body in Islamic Law. Professor Leor Halevi
Offered TR 11:00 – 12:15 pm
Areas of concentration for history majors: Middle East/Africa, LHS

HIST 3890.01 Selected Topics in History: Hours of Crisis in U.S. History. Professors: Chancellor Nicolas S. Zeppos and Jon Meacham. Cap 15, Kirkland Hall 211, Mondays 2:10-4:40 pm
Reserved for seniors graduating May 2019, August 2019 or December 2019 who are majoring in Law, History and Society; Economics-History; History; Public Policy Studies or Political Science. All students will be put on a waitlist capped at 50. [3] (no AXLE credit)


You must have completed HIST 3000W in order for a capstone course HIST 4960 to count as a capstone.


Note: In order to enroll in a HIST 4960 course you must be a junior or senior history major who has completed HIST 3000W. You will be bumped from the course if you have not already completed HIST 3000W.

You do not need to take a capstone in your area of concentration.

HIST 4960.01. Migration. Instructor: Professor Brandon Byrd. Offered Wednesday, 2:10 – 4:10 pm.
Why do people move? What happens when they arrive at their destination? This course answers those questions by comparing and contrasting mass migrations throughout modern history and across all continents except Antarctica. Special emphasis will be given to the political, social, economic, and cultural causes and effects of modern population movements.(no AXLE credit)
Areas of concentration: G&T, also open to other areas of concentration depending on the topic of your paper.

HIST 4960.02. Public Sphere. Instructor: Professor Celso Castilho. Offered Tuesday, 4:00 – 6:00 pm.
This seminar prepares students to write critically and historically about the public sphere. It is designed to raise questions about the norms and practices that shape processes of access, power, and representation in public life; in other words, to shed light on how the boundaries of inclusion and exclusion are drawn, normalized, and challenged in a given time and place. From early readings on the theory and critiques of Habermas's "public sphere," students will work with the instructor in developing research papers that in some form grapple with the problem of public sphere. Topics may pertain to the time, period and place of students' choosing, as long as they can work with the requisite primary sources. In the past, excellent papers have been written on film and memory; slavery and southern identity; gender and citizenship; literature and the press; and, sports and politics. (no AXLE credit)
Areas of concentration: Open to all areas of concentration depending on the topic of your paper.

HIST 4960.03. Law and Society. Instructor: Professor Ari Bryen. Specifically geared toward Law, History and Society majors. Offered Thursday 2:35 – 4:35 pm.
How does law operate in society? And how do we account for its operation historically? This course will introduce students to the "law and society" movement – a group of scholars interested not in what lawyers hope law does, but in how it actually operates. We will approach this very large question from a historical perspective, sharing a group of common readings touching on topics ranging from the impact of legislation to the operation of lawyers' offices to the rhetoric of legal complaint in the lives of everyday citizens. Students from all chronological and geographical periods are welcome, and will be encouraged to tailor their expertise to our broader questions.(no AXLE credit)
Areas of concentration: LHS, Open to all areas of concentration depending on the topic of your paper.

If you see a discrepancy between this page and YES for the day/time a course is taught please email Mrs. Welch at  Always follow the schedule on YES. Bottom of Form

Any questions about the undergraduate major may be directed to the History Department’s Director of Undergraduate Studies.