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
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 Colonial and Contemporary Africa
HIS 107 Cultural History of Ancient Greece
HIS 108 Traditional China
HIS 109 Corruption of the Global Economy: A Historical Perspective
HIS 110 Colonial and Contemporary Africa
HIS 111 History of Technology
HIS 112 Introduction to African Religions of the Diaspora
HIS 115 History of the Roman World
HIS 116 HISTORY OF POLAND
HIS 116A History of Poland (Study Abroad)
HIS 117 History of Islam
HIS 118 History of Christianity
HIS 119 THE RELATIVITY REVOLUTION
HIS 120 Cultural History of Ancient Greece
HIS 121 Roman World
HIS 122 INTRO TO THE AMER HLTH SYSTM
HIS 123 Early Modern Europe
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 I
HIS 136 INTERREALATNS OF SCI&SOCIETY
HIS 137 History of Poland
HIS 138 CITIES & ARCH IN PRE-COL
HIS 139 Going to the Promised Land: African-American Migration in the 20th Century
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 Recent America, 1929-Present
HIS 149 The Cold War: Life and Politics in the Soviet Union and the United States
HIS 150 Colonial Latin America
HIS 151 Imperial Russia
HIS 152 Soviet Russia
HIS 153 History of Brazil, 1500-2009
HIS 154 History of Latin American through Soccer
HIS 155 History of Russia to 1692
HIS 156 Dante's Divine Comedy I: Inferno and Purgatory
HIS 157 Dante's Divine Comedy II: Purgatory and Paradise
HIS 158 History of Food and Eating
HIS 159 DINNER AND DRINKS
HIS 160 United States History to 1865
HIS 161 United States History since 1865
HIS 162 Early America to 1763
HIS 163 Great Debates in American Democracy
HIS 164 Democratic America, 1800-1866
HIS 165 Industrial America, 1865-1930
HIS 166 Recent America, 1929-Present
HIS 167K Speaking Stones
HIS 168 The Wars of Vietnam, 1917-1980
HIS 169 Introduction to African American Studies
HIS 170 African-American History I
HIS 171 African-American History II
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 The Campus as a Sustainable Environmental Microcosm
HIS 177 History of American Popular Music
HIS 178 Rights, Wrongs, and Rock n' Roll: America in the 1960s
HIS 179 History of Jazz
HIS 180 History of Technology
HIS 181 History of Food and Eating
HIS 182 Speaking Stones
HIS 183 History of Christianity
HIS 184 History of Islam
HIS 185 Historical Origins of Modern Astronomy
HIS 186 Cities and Architecture in pre-Columbian Mesoamerica and the Andes to 1520
HIS 187 MONGOLES TERROR OF EAST&WEST
HIS 191 BUILDING THE EMPIRE STATE
HIS 192 The California Gold Rush and the World
HIS 193 The Long 1960s: America At a Crossroads, 1945-1980
HIS 193Q Weimar Germany
HIS 194 Sustainable Societies: Humans and Natural Resources in History
HIS 194Q Crime and Punishment in European History
HIS 195Q The Irish Question
HIS 196 Germany between East and West
HIS 197Q Religion and Society in Modern Europe
HIS 198Q The History of the Book in the West
HIS 199Q The Ancient City
HIS 200 Introduction to Archaeology
HIS 201 The Third World
HIS 202 Health, Medicine, and Social Reform
HIS 203 Changing Concepts of Health and Illness
HIS 203W CHANG CONCEPT OF HEALTH
HIS 204 History of International and Global Health
HIS 204W HIST OF INTNTL&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 Changing Concepts of Health and Illness
HIS 209W Changing Concepts of Health and Illness
HIS 210 South Africa since 1653
HIS 210W AFRICA WELCOMES CHINA
HIS 211 Guns, War, and Revolution in Southern Africa
HIS 212 Africa's Sleeping Giant: Nigeria since the Islamic Revolution of 1805
HIS 213 The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri: Discover the Wonders of a Medieval Mind
HIS 214 Europe and the Great War, 1914-1918
HIS 215 The Enlightenment
HIS 215W The Enlightenment
HIS 216 Barbarian Europe
HIS 217 Prehistory of Ancient Peru
HIS 218 Ancient Christianity
HIS 219 Seward Family's Civil War
HIS 219W Seward Family's Civil War
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 N/A
HIS 225 Europe and the Great War, 1914-1919
HIS 225W Europe and the Great War, 1914-1919
HIS 226 Europe since 1946
HIS 226W Europe since 1946
HIS 227 History of European Exploration
HIS 228 British History to 1485
HIS 229 England and Ireland since 1801
HIS 230 History from Myth: King Arthur and Robin Hood
HIS 231 The French Revolutions
HIS 232 Modern France
HIS 232W The French Revolutions
HIS 233 (Arezzo) Modern Italy (1796-1948)
HIS 234 Germany and Austria, 1800-1915
HIS 235 Hitler's Germany, 1914-1946
HIS 235W HITLER'S GERMANY
HIS 236 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 LIFE
HIS 240 History of British India
HIS 240W Comparative Modern Revolutions: France, Japan, Mexico, Russia
HIS 241 China's Silk Road
HIS 241W Politics of Identity
HIS 242 The Culture of Zen
HIS 242W Solzhenitsyn: Writer, Prophet, Witness
HIS 243 Chinese Revolution
HIS 243W Dangerous Texts: Literature and Politics in Russia
HIS 244 China-U.S. Relations since 1900
HIS 244W Islam and the Third World
HIS 245 Tibet: History and Myth
HIS 245W TIBET: HISTORY FROM MYTH
HIS 246 Spiritualism in America
HIS 247 The Korean War
HIS 247W Lincoln, Douglass, and American Freedom
HIS 248 The Samurai
HIS 248W The Samurai
HIS 249 Rich China, Poor China
HIS 250 Economies and Societies in Latin America and the Caribbean since 1493
HIS 251 African Diaspora in Latin America
HIS 252 American Culture Since 1876
HIS 252W American Culture since 1876
HIS 253 History of the American South, 1792-1896
HIS 254 History of the American South, 1896-1945
HIS 255 Economic and Social Conditions of African-Americans in the 20th Century
HIS 256 American Economic Growth
HIS 257 Corruption of the Global Economy: A Historical Perspective
HIS 257W Development of the American Party System
HIS 258 History of Race in America
HIS 258W HISTORY OF RACE IN AMERICA
HIS 259 African-American Women's History
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 AMER CLT SINCE 1876
HIS 264 Idea of America
HIS 265 Women and Work in America
HIS 265W Mandela's South Africa
HIS 266 Arts in American Culture
HIS 267 Music-Made America
HIS 267W MUSIC-MADE AMERICA
HIS 268 History of the American South, 1896-1946
HIS 269 The Civil War
HIS 269W The Civil War
HIS 270 Progressive America
HIS 271 America and the "Good War"
HIS 272 Spiritualism in America
HIS 273 Lincoln, Douglas, and American Freedom
HIS 274 History of Race in America
HIS 274W Guns, War, and Revolution in Southern Africa
HIS 275 Economic and Social Conditions of African-Americans
HIS 276 Rich China, Poor China
HIS 277 The Culture of Zen
HIS 278 Seward Family's Civil War
HIS 278W DIGITAL DOC: W SEWARD
HIS 279 Seward Family in Peace and War
HIS 279W Japan at War and After
HIS 280 Archaeology of Early America
HIS 280W The Asian-American Experience
HIS 281 The Role of the State in Global Historical Perspective
HIS 282 Hispanic Architecture in the Viceroyalty of Peru
HIS 282W The Samurai
HIS 283 The Political Economy of China
HIS 283W POLITICS OF IDENTITY
HIS 284 Art and Culture of Eastern Christianity
HIS 285 Digital History: Virtual St. George's
HIS 285W DIG HIST-BLDG VIRT ST GEORGE
HIS 286W American Foreign Relations
HIS 287 History of International and Global Health
HIS 287W History of International and Global Health
HIS 288 Secret Nation: Russia's Hidden Past
HIS 288W Secret Nation: Russia's Hidden Past
HIS 289 History of European Exploration
HIS 289W History of European Exploration
HIS 290 Ancient Christianity
HIS 291 Christian History Part I
HIS 292 Christian History Part II
HIS 292W Totalitarianism and Everyday Life
HIS 293 Stalinism
HIS 293W Stalinism
HIS 294 Marx, Nietzsche & Freud
HIS 295 Jews in Italy: History, Society, and Culture
HIS 296 Ancient Greek Historiography
HIS 296W Women in East Asia
HIS 297 The Reformation
HIS 298 Music-Made America
HIS 299 Archaeology Field and Research Methods
HIS 299A FIELD AND RESEARCH METHODS
HIS 300W History of Nature
HIS 301W Modernity and Modernism
HIS 302W The Power of Print
HIS 303W International Human Rights
HIS 304W Readings in Atlantic History
HIS 305W Maritime Atlantic World
HIS 306W European Cultural History
HIS 307 SOCIO DEV ATLAN
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 Cultural History and Its Critics
HIS 313W The Power of Print
HIS 314W International Human Rights
HIS 315W Topics in the History of Women
HIS 316W Maritime History of the Atlantic World
HIS 317 CORRUPTION AND GLOB ECO
HIS 317W Readings in Atlantic History
HIS 318W Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict in Europe, 1800-2000
HIS 319 An Historical Perspective on Economic, Institutional, Legal, and Geopolitical Aspects
HIS 319W Age of Great Cities
HIS 320 Seward Family in Peace and War
HIS 320W Topics in Medieval History
HIS 321W Fascism in Europe
HIS 322W Topics in European Cultural History
HIS 323W World War II: Eastern Front
HIS 324W The City in Modern Europe, 1800-2000
HIS 325 The Global City
HIS 325W The Global City
HIS 328W Victorian England
HIS 330 RUSSIA IN EAST ASIA
HIS 330W War, Money, and Ordinary People
HIS 331W The Soviet Union and the Cold War
HIS 332W Topics in American Social Thought
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 Plantation Societies in the Americas
HIS 337 American Culture in the Great Depression and World War II
HIS 337W American Culture in the Great Depression and World War II
HIS 338W Modernity Through East Asian Eyes
HIS 339W America at War: The Civil War and Reconstruction
HIS 340W Modernity through East Asian Eyes
HIS 341 URBAN CHANGE&URBAN POLITICS
HIS 341W Culture and Religion in the Indian Ocean
HIS 342 Emergence of the Modern Congress
HIS 342W EMERGENCE OF THE MOD CONGRES
HIS 343W Race and the American City
HIS 344W When New York was the Wild West
HIS 345W Just and Unjust Wars
HIS 346W N/A
HIS 347W The Political Economy of Food in Africa
HIS 348W Intensive Readings on 18th Century Anglo-America
HIS 349W Thomas Pynchon's 18th Century
HIS 350W Topics in Medieval History
HIS 351W Approaches to the History of Women
HIS 352 EUROPE IN 1215
HIS 352W Europe in 1215
HIS 353 Topics in Early Modern European History
HIS 353W Topics in Early Modern History
HIS 354W Topics in the History of Science
HIS 355W Men, Women, and War in the 20th Century
HIS 356 The Atlantic Slave Trade and Africa, 1650-1850
HIS 356W The Atlantic Slave Trade and Africa, 1650-1850
HIS 357 Evolution of the Current World Economic Order from 1500
HIS 357W Evolution of the Current World Economic Order from 1500
HIS 358W Sovereignty in the Post-Colonial African State
HIS 359W Introduction to the Global World
HIS 360W America and the World I
HIS 361 America and the World II
HIS 361W America and the World II
HIS 362W American Thought (topics course)
HIS 364 N/A
HIS 364W The Black Family in Slavery and Freedom
HIS 365W Topics in Early American History
HIS 366W Intensive Readings on 18th Century Anglo-America
HIS 368W American Culture at Mid-Twentieth Century, 1946-1975
HIS 370W The Age of Churchill
HIS 371W Topics in 20th Century American Cultural History
HIS 372W Topics in 20th Century US History
HIS 373W U.S. Health Policy and Politics
HIS 374W Topics in American Social Thought
HIS 375W When New York was the Wild West
HIS 376W Topics in American Social History
HIS 377 EARLY AMERICAN HISTORY
HIS 377W Topics in Early American History
HIS 378 Urban Change and City Politics
HIS 378W Topics in Revolutionary America
HIS 379W Oral History: Theory and Methods
HIS 380W The Visual Culture of Heritage and Idnetity
HIS 381W Just Wars
HIS 382W Topics in 20th Century American Cultural History
HIS 383W TOPICS IN 20TH CENT US HIST
HIS 384 Urban Change and City Politics
HIS 384W Urban Change and City Politics
HIS 385W Guns, War, and Revolution in Southern Africa
HIS 386W African-American Popular Culture
HIS 387W Nation and Culture in 20th Century China
HIS 388W Modern China in Film
HIS 389W Gender in Late Imperial and Modern China
HIS 390 Supervised Teaching
HIS 391 Independent Study
HIS 391W Independent Study
HIS 392 PRACTICUM
HIS 393 Senior Project
HIS 393W Senior Project
HIS 394 Internship
HIS 394W Internship
HIS 395 Independent Research
HIS 395W N/A
HIS 396W Film and History Tutorial
HIS 398 Honors Research Seminar (2 credits)
HIS 399 Advanced Archaeology Field and Research Methods
HIS 399A ADV FIELD & RESEARCH METHODS
HIS 400 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 History of the 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 Political Economy of Food in Africa
HIS 410 The Political Economy of Food in Africa
HIS 411 The Atlantic Slave Trade and Africa, 1650-1850
HIS 412 Cultural History and Its Critics
HIS 413 The Power of Print
HIS 414 International Human Rights
HIS 415 Topics in the History of Women
HIS 416 Maritime History of the Atlantic World
HIS 417 Science and Pseudoscience
HIS 418 Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict in Europe, 1800-2000
HIS 419 Age of Great Cities
HIS 420 Topics in Medieval History
HIS 421 Topics in Early Modern European History
HIS 422 European Cultural History
HIS 423 World War II: Eastern Front
HIS 424 The City in Modern Europe, 1800-2000
HIS 425 The Global City
HIS 428 Victorian England
HIS 430 War, Money, and Ordinary People
HIS 431 Europe in 1216
HIS 432 Stalinism
HIS 433 Russia in East Asia
HIS 434 The Soviet Union and the Cold War
HIS 435 American Thought
HIS 436 Plantation Societies in the Americas
HIS 437 American Culture in the Great Depression and World War II
HIS 438 Immigration, Gender, and Ethnicity in American History
HIS 439 America at War: The Civil War and Reconstruction
HIS 440 The Black Family in Slavery and Freedom
HIS 441 Culture and Religion in the Indian Ocean
HIS 442 Emergence of the Modern Congress
HIS 443 Race and the American City
HIS 444 When New York was the Wild West
HIS 445 Just Wars
HIS 446 N/A
HIS 447 N/A
HIS 448 Intensive Readings on 18th Century Anglo-America
HIS 449 Thomas Pynchon's 18th Century
HIS 450 Topics in Medieval History
HIS 451 Approaches to the History of Women
HIS 452 Europe in 1215
HIS 453 Topics in Early Modern European History
HIS 454 Topics in the History of Science
HIS 455 Men, Women, and War in the 20th Century
HIS 456 The Atlantic Slave Trade and Africa, 1650-1850
HIS 457 Evolution of the Current World Economic Order from 1500
HIS 458 N/A
HIS 459 Introduction to the Global World
HIS 460 War, Money, and Ordinary People
HIS 461 Socioeconomic Development in the Atlantic World, 1450-1913
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 Intensive Readings on 18th Century Anglo-America
HIS 467 Topics in Revolutionary America
HIS 468 AMER CULTURE MID 20TH CENT
HIS 470 The Age of Churchill
HIS 471 Topics in 20th Century American Cultural History
HIS 472 Topics in 20th Century U.S. 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 Topics in American Social History
HIS 477 Topics in Early American History
HIS 478 Seward Family's Civil War
HIS 479 Seward Family's Civil War
HIS 480 The Visual Culture of Heritage and Identity
HIS 481 Just Wars
HIS 482 Topics in 20th Century American Cultural History
HIS 483 TOPICS IN 20TH CENT US HIST
HIS 484 Urban Change and City Politics
HIS 485 Guns, War, and Revolution in Southern Africa
HIS 486 African-American Popular Culture
HIS 487 Nation and Culture in 20th Century China
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 Studies in European History
HIS 503 Studies in American History
HIS 510 ADVANCED HISTORICAL STUDIES
HIS 511 Reading in 19th Century American Intellectual History
HIS 512 Research in 19th Century American Intellectual History
HIS 513 Reading 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 Ph.D. Level
HIS 592 Independent Reading Course
HIS 593 Assisting in History
HIS 595 Research at the Ph.D. Level
HIS 595A Research at the Ph.D. Level In-Absentia
HIS 596 Extended Reading at the Ph.D.
HIS 890 SUMMER IN RESIDENCE - MA
HIS 895 Continuation of M.A. Enrollment
HIS 897 M.A. Dissertation
HIS 899 M.A. Dissertation
HIS 899A M.A. Dissertation In-Absentia
HIS 899B M.A. Dissertation In-Absentia Abroad
HIS 985 Leave of Absence
HIS 986V FULL TIME VISITING STUDENT
HIS 990 SUMMER IN RESIDENCE
HIS 995 Continuation of Ph.D. Enrollment
HIS 997 Ph.D. Dissertation
HIS 997A Ph.D. Dissertation In-Absentia
HIS 999 Ph.D. Dissertation
HIS 999A Ph.D. Dissertation In-Absentia
HIS 999B Ph.D. Dissertation In-Absentia Abroad