Note:

– Majors may count up to three history courses taken in colleges and universities abroad or elsewhere in the United States towards their history major.

– Courses with an asterisk (*) count in one of two categories. The student can choose the category but cannot use the course toward fulfilling two category requirements.

– Courses in Ancient History generally count for Category II, early. In cases of doubt, please ask the department chair.

– Courses in Latin American History count for the History major but not for area requirements, except as noted on the list below.

 

Category 1: Africa, Asia, and World History

Early

HI 120* Made in China
HI 183 History of the Premodern Middle East
HI 227* The Russian Empire: Russia Looks to the West, 900-1905
HI 250* History of Modern China
HI 285* Foundations of Islam
HI 297A* History of Southeast Asia
HI 297B* Nations and Nationalism in Asia (2015-16)
HI 298 Apocalypse Then: The History of the End of the World (2015-16)
HI 298* African Monarchies (2015-16)
HI 346* See HI 446
HI 350* Women, Gender, and Family in East Asia
HI 362* History of Egypt
HI 364* Environmental and Health History of Africa
HI 373 Religion and Cross-Cultural Exchange in Asian History
HI 381* Women and Gender in Islam
HI 388* History of the Crusades
HI 394* Ecological History
HI 397* African Diasporas (2015-16)
HI 446* Global Health History (also listed as HI 346)
HI 461 History and Development of Islamic Law
HI 497 Shi’ism (2015-16)

Modern

HI 120* Made in China
HI 141 Genocide and Globalization: 20th-Century World History
HI 184 History of the Modern Middle East
HI 197 History of Modern China (2015-16)
HI 197B Modern African History (2015-16)
HI 250* History of Modern China
HI 251 History of Southeast Asia
HI 263 Age of Expansion in World History
HI 285* Foundations of Islam
HI 297B* Nations and Nationalism in Asia (2015-16)
HI 298* African Monarchies (2015-16)
HI 346* See HI 446
HI 350* Women and Gender in East Asia
HI 352 Asian Migrations
HI 354 History of Beauty in East Asia
HI 362* History of Egypt
HI 364* Environmental and Health History of Africa
HI 377 Imperialism, Decolonization, and Modernity in Southeast Asia
HI 381* Women and Gender in Islam
HI 389 History of Modern Iran
HI 394* Ecological History
HI 397* African Diasporas (2015-16)
HI 398C Crime and Punishment in Modern China (2015-16)
HI 398E Gender and Power in Modern African History (2015-16)
HI 446* Global Health History

Category 2: Europe, Russia, and the USSR

Early

AN 154 Roman History
AN 158 Greek History
CL 234 In Search of a Strong Man: Greece in the 4th Century
HI 111 The West from Late Antiquity to 1618
HI 211 Lawgivers, Pharaohs, and Philosophers: Ancient Civilizations
HI 215 The Reformation
HI 216 Church History and Theology in Medieval Europe
HI 217 Tudor England
HI 227* Russian Empire: Russia Looks to the West, 900-1905
HI 274* Race, Religion, and Frontiers in Iberian Colonialism
HI 306 Alexander the Great
HI 311 Sainthood and Popular Devotion in the Middle Ages
HI 312 Medieval England, 1066-1485 (starting in 2016: HI 212)
HI 313 Women in Medieval and Early Modern Europe
HI 314 The Italian Renaissance
HI 315 Heresy, Humanism, and Reform (starting in 2016: HI 215, The Reformation)
HI 316 Tudor England, 1485-1603 (starting in 2016: HI 217)
HI 317 Universities, Cathedrals, Courtly Love
HI 319 Sex and Disease, 1300-1900
HI 388* History of the Crusades
HI 398 Athenian Democracy as Reality and Idea (2015-16)
HI 413 Joan of Arc: History, Legend, and Film
HI 414 History of Fear in Europe: 1300-1900
 

Modern

HI 112 Survey of Modern Europe
HI 120C Holocaust and Genocide in Europe
HI 224 Germany and Europe, 1871-1945
HI 228 Russian Empire: Soviet History and 20th Century Revolutions
HI 245* Science, Race, and Gender
HI 275* Strongmen and Populism in Modern Spain and Latin America
HI 297 Nations, Empires, and the Transformation of Eastern Europe (2016-17)
HI 297C (J) The Western Front in World War I (January 2016)
HI 297D (J) Historical Roots of the Ukrainian Conflict (January 2016)
HI 298 Russian Revolution (2016-17)
HI 318 Enlightenment and French Revolution
HI 321 The First World War
HI 322 Europe and the Second World War
HI 325 POWs and Civilian Internees/20th Century
HI 327 Daily Life under Stalin
HI 397 Russia’s Intellectual Outlaws:  The Intelligentsia (2014-15)
HI 421 Debating the Nazi Past
HI 445* Nuclear Madness
HI 472 Daily Life under Krushchev
HI 498 Research Seminar: Stalinism (2014-15)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 


Category 3: Colonial and Native America/United States

 

Early

HI 120B* Spotlight on History: America’s First Ladies
HI 131 Survey of U.S. History, to 1865
HI 230* Religion in the USA
HI 231 Survey of American Women’s History, to 1870
HI 233 History of Native America, to 1850
HI 239* The American Civil War Era
HI 241* History of Colby College
HI 242 Colonial North America
HI 247* African-American History
HI 297 (J)* Race and Democracy in the Nation’s Capital (January 2016)
HI 337 Age of the American Revolution
HI 338* History in Reverse
HI 432* Native Americans in New England
HI 435* The American Civil War 

 

Modern

HI 120A Spotlight on History: The Lincoln Assassination
HI 120B* Spotlight on History: America’s First Ladies
HI 132 Survey of U.S. History, 1865-present
HI 136 American Superpower, 1945-1970
HI 137 The Great Depression: America in the 1930s
HI 230* Religion in the USA
HI 232 Survey of American Women’s History, 1870-present
HI 234 History of Native America, since 1850
HI 239* The American Civil War Era
HI 241* History of Colby College
HI 245* Science, Race, and Gender
HI 246 Luddite Rantings
HI 247* African American History
HI 283 Golden Diaspora: Modern American Jewish History
HI 297 (J)* Race and Democracy in the Nation’s Capital (January 2016)
HI 336 After Appomattox
HI 338* History in Reverse
HI 342 Crisis and Reform: American Society and Politics in the 1960s
HI 347 America in Vietnam
HI 398D America in the Great Depression
HI 432* Native Americans in New England
HI 435* The American Civil War
HI 443 20th-Century Environmental History
HI 445* Nuclear Madness
HI 447 The Cold War