University of Rochester

All History Courses

The History Department offers a variety of courses at all levels. Below is a list of recently offered courses. Not all of these courses are offered in any given year, and there may be other courses offered some years. Check the course schedules/descriptions available via the Registrar's Office for the current term's offerings. For the most up to date information, consult the instructor.

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HIS 100 Gateway to History: Topics course
HIS 101 The Ancient World
HIS 102 The West and the World to 1500
HIS 103 The West and the World since 1492
HIS 104 The Ancient City
HIS 105 Justice and Equality
HIS 106 Witchcraft and Witch Hunts, 1400-1800
HIS 107 N/A
HIS 108 N/A
HIS 109 Introduction to Archaeology
HIS 110 The Making of Modern Africa
HIS 111 The African Diaspora
HIS 112 Introduction to African Religions of the Diaspora
HIS 115 N/A
HIS 116 N/A
HIS 116A N/A
HIS 117 N/A
HIS 118 N/A
HIS 119 N/A
HIS 120 Cultural History of Ancient Greece
HIS 121 The Roman World
HIS 122 Medieval Europe
HIS 123 A World Reborn and Reformed: Europe, 1450-1700
HIS 124 Modern Europe
HIS 125 Vikings
HIS 126 N/A
HIS 130 Russian Civilization
HIS 131 Russia to 1692
HIS 132 Imperial Russia
HIS 133 Soviet Russia
HIS 134 Russia Now
HIS 135 Dante's Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri: Discover the Wonders of a Medieval Mind
HIS 136 Dante's Divine Comedy II
HIS 137 History of Poland
HIS 137A History of Poland (study abroad)
HIS 138 N/A
HIS 139 N/A
HIS 140 East Asia to 1600
HIS 141 East Asia After 1600
HIS 142 Traditional China
HIS 143 Modern China, 1600-Present
HIS 144 Traditional Japan
HIS 145 Modern Japan
HIS 146 Traditional Japanese Culture
HIS 147 Issues in Contemporary Japanese Culture
HIS 148 N/A
HIS 149 Contemporary Fiction From the Arab World
HIS 150 Colonial Latin America
HIS 151 Modern Latin America
HIS 152 History of Mexico
HIS 153 History of Brazil, 1500-2009
HIS 154 History of Latin America through Soccer
HIS 155 N/A
HIS 156 N/A
HIS 157 N/A
HIS 158 N/A
HIS 159 N/A
HIS 160 United States History to 1865
HIS 161 United States History since 1865
HIS 162 Early America to 1763
HIS 163 Revolutionary America, 1763-1789
HIS 164 Democratic America, 1789-1865
HIS 165 Industrial America, 1864-1929
HIS 166 New Deal America, 1929-1980
HIS 167K N/A
HIS 168 Introduction to American Politics
HIS 169 Introduction to African American Studies
HIS 170 African-American History I to 1900
HIS 171 African-American History II since 1900
HIS 172 History of Jazz
HIS 172B History of Jazz II
HIS 173 The Blues
HIS 174 American Military History
HIS 175 Religion in America
HIS 176 History of Rochester
HIS 177 N/A
HIS 178 N/A
HIS 179 N/A
HIS 180 History of Technology
HIS 181 History of Food and Eating
HIS 182 Speaking Stones
HIS 183 History of Christianity I
HIS 184 History of Islam
HIS 185 A History of the Future: Millennial Visions in Film and Literature
HIS 186 N/A
HIS 187 Science, Magic, and the Occult from Antiquity to Newton
HIS 191 N/A
HIS 192 N/A
HIS 193 N/A
HIS 193Q N/A
HIS 194 N/A
HIS 194Q N/A
HIS 195Q N/A
HIS 196 N/A
HIS 197Q N/A
HIS 198Q N/A
HIS 199Q N/A
HIS 200 N/A
HIS 201 New Perspectives in Global History
HIS 202 Health, Medicine, and Social Reform
HIS 202W Health, Medicine, and Social Reform
HIS 203 Changing Concepts of Health and Illness
HIS 203W Changing Concepts of Health and Illness
HIS 204 History of International and Global Health
HIS 204W History of International and Global Health
HIS 205 Islam and the Third World
HIS 205W Islam and the Third World
HIS 206 Dangerous Texts: Literature and Politics in Russia
HIS 206W Dangerous Texts: Literature and Politics in Russia
HIS 207 Gender and Representation in Native American Art
HIS 208 Comparative Modern Revolutions: France, Japan, Mexico, Russia
HIS 208W Comparative Modern Revolutions: France, Japan, Mexico, Russia
HIS 209 Corruption and the Global Economy in Historical Perspective
HIS 209W N/A
HIS 210 Africa Welcomes China in a New Global Economy
HIS 210W Africa Welcomes China in a New Global Economy
HIS 211 Guns, War, and Revolution in Southern Africa
HIS 211W Guns, War, and Revolution in Southern Africa
HIS 212 Africa's Sleeping Giant: Nigeria since the Islamic Revolution of 1805
HIS 213 Natural Disasters and History in Africa
HIS 213W Natural Disasters and History in Africa
HIS 214 Narratives of Slavery Before and After Emancipation
HIS 215 N/A
HIS 215W N/A
HIS 216 N/A
HIS 217 N/A
HIS 218 N/A
HIS 219 N/A
HIS 219W N/A
HIS 220 19th Century European Thought
HIS 221 20th Century European Thought
HIS 222 The Enlightenment
HIS 222W The Enlightenment
HIS 223 Barbarian Europe
HIS 224 Children, Families, and the State
HIS 224W Children, Families, and the State
HIS 225 Europe and the Great War, 1914-1919
HIS 225W Europe and the Great War, 1914-1919
HIS 226 Europe since 1945
HIS 226W Europe since 1945
HIS 227 History of European Exploration
HIS 227W History of European Exploration
HIS 228 British History to 1485
HIS 229 England and Ireland since 1801
HIS 230 History from Myth: Topics Course
HIS 230W History from Myth: Topics Course
HIS 231 The French Revolutions
HIS 231W The French Revolutions
HIS 232 Modern France
HIS 232W N/A
HIS 233 (Arezzo) Italy from Napolean to the First Republic
HIS 234 Germany and Austria, 1800-1915
HIS 234W Germany and Austria, 1800-1915
HIS 235 Hitler's Germany, 1914-1946
HIS 235W Hitler's Germany, 1914-1946
HIS 236 The Holocaust
HIS 236W The Holocaust
HIS 237 Modern Germany, 1945-Present
HIS 238 Secret Nation: Russia's Hidden Past
HIS 238W Secret Nation: Russia's Hidden Past
HIS 239 Totalitarianism and Everyday Life
HIS 239W Totalitarianism and Everyday Life
HIS 240 History of British India
HIS 240W History of British India
HIS 241 China's Silk Road
HIS 241W N/A
HIS 242 The Culture of Zen
HIS 242W N/A
HIS 243 Chinese Revolutions
HIS 243W N/A
HIS 244 China-United States Relations since 1900
HIS 244W N/A
HIS 245 Tibet: History and Myth
HIS 245W Tibet: History and Myth
HIS 246 N/A
HIS 247 The Korean War
HIS 247W The Korean War
HIS 248 The Samurai
HIS 248W The Samurai
HIS 249 N/A
HIS 250 Economies and Societies in Latin America and the Caribbean since 1492
HIS 251 African Diaspora in Latin America
HIS 251W African Diaspora in Latin America
HIS 252 Immigration and the Americas
HIS 252W Immigration and the Americas
HIS 253 N/A
HIS 254 N/A
HIS 255 N/A
HIS 256 N/A
HIS 257 N/A
HIS 257W N/A
HIS 258 N/A
HIS 258W N/A
HIS 259 N/A
HIS 260 American Thought I: 1600-1865
HIS 261 American Thought II: 1865-1990
HIS 262 American Culture to 1876
HIS 263 American Culture since 1876
HIS 263W American Culture since 1876
HIS 264 The Idea of America
HIS 265 Women and Work in America
HIS 265W N/A
HIS 266 The Arts in American Culture
HIS 267 Music-Made America
HIS 267W N/A
HIS 268 History of the American South, 1896-1946
HIS 268W History of the American South, 1896-1946
HIS 269 The Civil War
HIS 269W N/A
HIS 270 Progressive America
HIS 271 America and the "Good War"
HIS 272 Spiritualism in America
HIS 273 Lincoln, Douglas, and American Freedom
HIS 273W Lincoln, Douglas, and American Freedom
HIS 274 History of Race in America
HIS 274W History of Race in America
HIS 275 Economics of Discrimination
HIS 275W Economics of Discrimination
HIS 276 N/A
HIS 277 N/A
HIS 278 The Seward Family's Civil War
HIS 278W The Seward Family's Civil War
HIS 279 The Seward Family in Peace and War
HIS 279W The Seward Family in Peace and War
HIS 280 Archaeology of Early America
HIS 280W Archaeology of Early America
HIS 281 The Role of the State in Global Historical Perspective
HIS 282 Hispanic Architecture in the Viceroyalty of Peru
HIS 282W N/A
HIS 283 Politics of Identity
HIS 283W Politics of Identity
HIS 284 The Body in Western Thought
HIS 285 Digital History: Building a Virtual St. George's
HIS 285W Digital History: Building a Virtual St. George's
HIS 286 Modern Italy through Film
HIS 286W N/A
HIS 287 Ancient Medicine
HIS 287W N/A
HIS 288 N/A
HIS 288W N/A
HIS 289 N/A
HIS 289W N/A
HIS 290 Ancient Christianity
HIS 291 Christian History Part I
HIS 291W Christian History Part I
HIS 292 The History of the Christian Church: From the Reformation to the Present
HIS 292W The History of the Christian Church: From the Reformation to the Present
HIS 293 Art and Culture of Eastern Christianity
HIS 293W N/A
HIS 294 Marx, Nietzsche & Freud
HIS 295 Jews in Italy: History, Society, and Culture
HIS 296 Ancient Greek Historiography
HIS 296W N/A
HIS 297 The Reformation
HIS 298 Deep Thoughts with German Thinkers
HIS 299 Archaeology Field and Research Methods
HIS 299A N/A
HIS 300W The History of Nature
HIS 301W Modernity and Modernism: Topics Course
HIS 302W The Power of Print
HIS 303W International Human Rights
HIS 304W Readings in Atlantic History
HIS 305W Maritime Atlantic World
HIS 306W Evolution of the Current World Economic Order from 1500
HIS 307 N/A
HIS 307W Socioeconomic Development of Atlantic World
HIS 308W The Global City
HIS 309W The Mediterranean World, 1400-1800
HIS 310W The Political Economy of Food in Africa
HIS 311W The Atlantic Slave Trade and Africa, 1650-1851
HIS 312W N/A
HIS 313W N/A
HIS 314W N/A
HIS 315W N/A
HIS 316W N/A
HIS 317 N/A
HIS 317W N/A
HIS 318W N/A
HIS 319 N/A
HIS 319W N/A
HIS 320 N/A
HIS 320W Topics in Medieval History
HIS 321W Topics in Early Modern European History
HIS 322W Topics in European Cultural History
HIS 323W World War II: Eastern Front
HIS 324W 19th Century City
HIS 325 N/A
HIS 325W N/A
HIS 328W N/A
HIS 330 N/A
HIS 330W War, Money, and Ordinary People
HIS 331W Europe in 1215
HIS 332W Stalinism
HIS 333W Russia in East Asia
HIS 334W The Soviet Union and the Cold War
HIS 335W The Age of Great Cities: Europe in the Nineteenth Century
HIS 336W Nations and Nationalism
HIS 337 N/A
HIS 337W N/A
HIS 338W N/A
HIS 339W N/A
HIS 340W Modernity through East Asian Eyes
HIS 341 N/A
HIS 341W Culture and Religion in the Indian Ocean
HIS 342 N/A
HIS 342W Rich China, Poor China
HIS 343W N/A
HIS 344W N/A
HIS 345W N/A
HIS 346W N/A
HIS 347W N/A
HIS 348W N/A
HIS 349W N/A
HIS 350W Slavery in Latin America
HIS 351W Urban History of Latin America, 1850-present
HIS 352 N/A
HIS 352W N/A
HIS 353 N/A
HIS 353W N/A
HIS 354W N/A
HIS 355W N/A
HIS 356 N/A
HIS 356W N/A
HIS 357 N/A
HIS 357W N/A
HIS 358W N/A
HIS 359W N/A
HIS 360W American and the World to 1865
HIS 361 N/A
HIS 361W America and the World since 1865
HIS 362W American Thought: Topics course
HIS 363W American Culture in the Great Depression and World War II
HIS 364 N/A
HIS 364W The Black Family in Slavery and Freedom
HIS 365W Topics in Early American History
HIS 366W 18th Century Anglo-America
HIS 367W Topics in Revolutionary America
HIS 368W American Culture at Mid-Twentieth Century, 1946-1975
HIS 370W Topics in 19th Century American Cultural History
HIS 371W Topics in 20th Century American Cultural History
HIS 372W Topics in 20th Century US History
HIS 373W American Health Policy and Politics
HIS 374W Topics in American Social Thought
HIS 375W Benjamin Franklin's America
HIS 376W Plantation Societies in the Americas
HIS 377 N/A
HIS 377W N/A
HIS 378 Urban Change and City Politics
HIS 378W Urban Change and City Politics
HIS 379W Emergence of the Modern Congress
HIS 380W The Visual Culture of Heritage and Identity
HIS 381 N/A
HIS 381W Just and Unjust Wars
HIS 382W Apocalypse Now...and Then: A History of Apocalyptic Thought
HIS 383W Disease and Society from Antiquity to the Present
HIS 384 N/A
HIS 384W The Family in History
HIS 385W N/A
HIS 386W N/A
HIS 387W N/A
HIS 388W N/A
HIS 389W Senior Seminar
HIS 390 Supervised Teaching
HIS 391 N/A
HIS 391W Independent Study
HIS 392 N/A
HIS 392W PRACTICUM
HIS 393 N/A
HIS 393W Senior Project
HIS 394 Public History Internship
HIS 394W N/A
HIS 395 N/A
HIS 395W Independent Research
HIS 396W N/A
HIS 398 Honors Research Seminar (2 credits)
HIS 399 Advanced Archaeology Field and Research Methods
HIS 399A N/A
HIS 400 The History of Nature
HIS 401 Modernity and Modernism: Topics course
HIS 402 The Power of Print
HIS 403 International Human Rights
HIS 404 Readings in Atlantic History
HIS 405 Maritime Atlantic World
HIS 406 Evolution of the Current World Economic Order from 1500
HIS 407 Socioeconomic Development of the Atlantic World
HIS 408 The Global City
HIS 409 The Mediterranean World, 1400-1800
HIS 410 The Political Economy of Food in Africa
HIS 411 The Atlantic Slave Trade and Africa, 1650-1851
HIS 412 N/A
HIS 413 N/A
HIS 414 N/A
HIS 415 N/A
HIS 416 N/A
HIS 417 N/A
HIS 418 N/A
HIS 419 N/A
HIS 420 Topics in Medieval European History
HIS 421 Topics in Early Modern European History
HIS 422 Topics in European Cultural History
HIS 423 World War II: Eastern Front
HIS 424 19th Century City
HIS 425 N/A
HIS 428 N/A
HIS 430 War, Money, and Ordinary People
HIS 431 Europe in 1215
HIS 432 Stalinism
HIS 433 Russia in East Asia
HIS 434 The Soviet Union and the Cold War
HIS 435 The Age of Great Cities: Europe in the Nineteenth Century
HIS 436 N/A
HIS 437 N/A
HIS 438 N/A
HIS 439 N/A
HIS 440 Modernity through East Asian Eyes
HIS 441 Culture and Religion of the Indian Ocean
HIS 442 Rich China, Poor China
HIS 443 N/A
HIS 444 N/A
HIS 445 N/A
HIS 446 N/A
HIS 447 N/A
HIS 448 N/A
HIS 449 N/A
HIS 450 Slavery in Latin America
HIS 451 Urban History in Latin America, 1850-present
HIS 452 N/A
HIS 453 N/A
HIS 454 N/A
HIS 455 N/A
HIS 456 N/A
HIS 457 N/A
HIS 458 N/A
HIS 459 N/A
HIS 460 America and the World to 1865
HIS 461 American and the World since 1865
HIS 462 American Thought: Topics course
HIS 463 American Culture in the Great Depression and World War II
HIS 464 The Black Family in Slavery and Freedom
HIS 465 Topics in Early American History
HIS 466 18th Century Anglo-America
HIS 467 Topics in Revolutionary America
HIS 468 American Culture at Mid-Twentieth Century, 1946-1975
HIS 469 Benjamin Franklin's America
HIS 470 Topics in 19th Century American Cultural History
HIS 471 Topics in 20th Century American Cultural History
HIS 472 Topics in 20th Century US History
HIS 473 American Health Policy and Politics
HIS 474 Topics in American Social Thought
HIS 475 When New York was the Wild West
HIS 476 Plantation Societies in the Americas
HIS 477 N/A
HIS 478 The Seward Family's Civil War
HIS 479 The Seward Family in Peace and War
HIS 480 N/A
HIS 481 Just and Unjust Wars
HIS 482 Apocalypse Now...and Then: A History of Apocalyptic Thought
HIS 483 Disease and Society from Antiquity to the Present
HIS 484 The Family in History
HIS 485 N/A
HIS 486 N/A
HIS 487 N/A
HIS 488 N/A
HIS 489 Archaeology Field and Research Methods
HIS 491 Reading Course at the Master's Level
HIS 495 Research at the Master's Level
HIS 496 Extended Reading at the M.A.
HIS 500 Problems in Historical Analysis
HIS 501 Worlds of Inquiry
HIS 502 N/A
HIS 503 N/A
HIS 510 Advanced Historical Studies
HIS 511 Readings in 19th Century American Intellectual History
HIS 512 Research in 19th Century American Intellectual History
HIS 513 Readings in 20th Century American Intellectual History
HIS 514 Research in 20th Century American Intellectual History
HIS 520 Advanced Historical Studies
HIS 530 Advanced Historical Studies
HIS 590 Supervised Teaching in History
HIS 591 Reading Course at the PhD Level
HIS 592 Independent Reading Course
HIS 593 Assisting in History
HIS 595 Research at the PhD Level
HIS 595A N/A
HIS 596 N/A
HIS 890 N/A
HIS 895 Continuation of MA Enrollment
HIS 897 Master's Thesis in Absentia
HIS 899 Master's Thesis
HIS 899A N/A
HIS 899B N/A
HIS 985 Leave of Absence
HIS 986V FULL TIME VISITING STUDENT
HIS 990 SUMMER IN RESIDENCE
HIS 995 Continuation of PhD Enrollment
HIS 997 PhD Dissertation
HIS 997A PhD Dissertation In-Absentia
HIS 999 PhD Dissertation
HIS 999A Doctoral Dissertation in Absentia
HIS 999B PhD Dissertation In-Absentia Abroad