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The History Major - Concentrations

European History Concentration

Requirements for the European History Concentration are the same for all history majors, regardless of their declaration date.

If you are concentrating in European History, along with the major requirements, you are required to take at least 6 courses in your concentration, 4 of which (including one seminar) should be above the 200-level. You should consult with your faculty advisor each semester during pre-registration regarding the best courses for you to take the following semester. Two major-related courses from other departments (ex. ARTH, ENGL, PSCI) may be used, and these must be approved in writing by your faculty advisor.

Recommended Courses

For Modern European History majors, the following courses are recommended (but not required). They also count toward the European History requirement.

  • HIST 030 Emergence of Modern Europe
  • HIST 040 Early Modern Europe 1450-1750
  • HIST 126 Europe 1789-1914
  • HIST 128 Europe since 1945

Fall 2014 Courses

Courses which fulfill the European History requirement:

Freshman Seminars

HIST 102.301 Russia in the Age of Anna Karenina

Holquist

TR 10:30-12NOON

SEM | EU

Regional and Topical Surveys

HIST 030 Emergence of Modern Europe

Moyer

MW 10-11AM

PRE-1800

HIST 118 Witchcraft & Possession

St. George

TR 1:30-3PM

PRE-1800 | EU | US

HIST 123 Economic History Of Europe I

Safley

MW 2-3:30PM

PRE-1800 | EU

HIST 126 Europe, 1789 - 1914

Steinberg

MW 2-3:30PM

EU

HIST 140 Medieval & Early Modern Jewry

Ruderman

MW 2-3:30PM

PRE-1800 | EU | AF/ME

HIST 179 The Rise and Fall of the Spanish Empire

Feros

TR 10:30-12NOON

PRE-1800 | EU | LA/CA

Major Seminars

History 201-206 seminars are open to history majors only during pre-registration. If the course does not reach its enrollment maximum, it will be open to all students beginning with drop/add on a first-come first-serve basis.

HIST 201.601 Art, Science and Magic in Renaissance Europe

Schur

T 6:30-9:30PM

R | SEM | EU | PRE-1800 | LPS Course

HIST 202.301 History and Literature

Childers

T 1:30-4:30PM

SEM | EU

HIST 202.302 Great War in Memoir and Memory

Breckman

T 1:30-4:30PM

R | SEM | EU | US

HIST 202.303 European Empires and Decolonization

Ogle

R 1:30-4:30PM

R | SEM | EU

HIST 202.304 The Spanish Civil War and Postwar, 1930-1960

Feros

TR 3-4:30PM

R | SEM | EU

HIST 202.601 The Waffen-SS: Hitler's Elite Soldiers in WWII

Staff

R 6-9PM

SEM | EU | LPS Course

HIST 203.301 Natives and Colonists in Early America

Spero

M 2-5PM

R | PRE-1800 | SEM | EU | US

Benjamin Franklin Seminars

211-216 are advanced seminars, mainly for juniors and seniors in the Benjamin Franklin Scholars Program. All other students need permission from the instructor to enroll in these courses.

HIST 212.301 Classical Liberal Thought

Kors

T 3-6PM

SEM | EU | Permit May Be Required: See note

 

Upper Level Courses

300-400 level courses are on special topics and are more advanced. They often presuppose some basic knowledge in the field and should be more difficult courses than courses at the 1-199 levels. The department is trying to insure that some 400 level courses, although substantially more difficult, are also small in size; they thus may be suitable for graduate students.

HIST 230.401 Secular Judaism and Jews: Lives and Choices

Steinberg

T 1:30-4:30PM

SEM | EU

HIST 230.402 Jewish History and Jewish Memory

Ruderman

W 3:30-6:30PM

R | SEM | EU | PRE-1800

HIST 230.403 History and Principles of Reform Judaism

Meyer

R 3:00-6:00PM

R | SEM | EU

HIST 231.601 History of Race Science

Wiggins

T 6-9PM

R | SEM | LPS Course | US | EU

HIST 233.402 The French and Haitian Revolutions

Fabella

W 2-5PM

SEM | PRE-1800 | LA/CA | EU

HIST 333 Napoleonic Era & Tolstoy

Holquist

TR 1:30-3PM

EU

HIST 341 The Tudors

Todd

TR 10:30-12NOON

PRE-1800 | EU

HIST 415 Seventeenth-Century Intellectual History

Kors

TR 12-1:30PM

PRE-1800 | EU

HIST 430 Third Reich

Childers

MW 1-2PM

EU