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Major/Minor Geographic Requirements

For questions regarding other courses not listed here, contact the Undergraduate Advisor: histadv@history.upenn.edu

Europe

  • HIST026         Ancient Greece
  • HIST027         Ancient Rome
  • HIST028         Late Antique Rome
  • HIST030         Emergence of Modern Europe
  • HIST031        
  • HIST040         Early Modern Europe
  • HIST046         Portraits of Russian Society: Art, Fiction, Drama
  • HIST048         Rise and Fall of the Russian Empire
  • HIST049         The Soviet Century
  • HIST050         Medieval and Early Modern British Isles
  • HIST051         Britain since 1688
  • HIST101         Freshman Seminar in European pre-1800
  • HIST102         Freshman Seminar in European post-1800
  • HIST111         BF Freshman Seminar in pre-1800 Europe
  • HIST112         BF Freshman Seminar in post-1800 Europe
  • HIST118         Witchcraft and Possession        
  • HIST123         Economic History of Europe I
  • HIST126         Europe 1789-1890
  • HIST127         Europe 1890-1945
  • HIST128         Europe since 1945
  • HIST135         The Cold War: A Global History        
  • HIST140         History of Jewish Civilization II   
  • HIST141         History of Jewish Civilization III 
  • HIST179         Rise and Fall of the Spanish Empire
  • HIST201         Major Seminar in pre-1800 Euro History
  • HIST202         Major Seminar in post-1800 Euro History
  • HIST211         Euro pre-1800 BF seminar
  • HIST212         Euro post-1800 BF seminar
  • HIST219         Medieval Russian Cultural Identity
  • HIST230         Topics in European History
  • HIST308         Renaissance Europe
  • HIST309         Age of Reformation
  • HIST310         Europe in the Age of Baroque
  • HIST318         Italy: Napoleon-Berlusconi
  • HIST341         Tudor England
  • HIST343         19th Century European Intellectual Hist
  • HIST344         20th Century European Intellectual Hist
  • HIST380         Modern Jewish Intellectual and Cult Hist
  • HIST414         Human Rights and History
  • HIST415         17th Century European Intellectual History
  • HIST416         18th Century European Intellectual Hist
  • HIST418         European Intellectual since 1945
  • HIST420         European International Relations 1684-1914
  • HIST421         European International Relations since WWI
  • HIST430         Third Reich    
  • HIST431         A World at War
  • HIST445         Nationalism and Modernity

United States

  • HIST011 Deciphering America
  • HIST103 Fresh Sem: Amer pre-1800
  • HIST104 Fresh Sem: Amer post-1800
  • HIST113 Amer Pre-1800: BF sem
  • HIST114 Amer Post-1800: BF sem
  • HIST118 Witchcraft and Possession
  • HIST119 Hist of Modern Business Corp
  • HIST124 Economic History 1600-present
  • HIST150 American Jewish Experience
  • HIST153 Urban Crisis
  • HIST155 Intro to Asian American Hist
  • HIST161 American Capitalism
  • HIST164 Recent American History
  • HIST168 History of American Law to 1877
  • HIST169 History of American Law since 1877
  • HIST170 American South
  • HIST171 American South since 1865
  • HIST172 Native People of East N. America
  • HIST174 Reform & Revolution in the Americas
  • HIST176 Afro American History
  • HIST177 Afro American History 1876-present
  • HIST203 Major Seminar in pre-1800 US History
  • HIST204 Major Seminar in post-1800 US History
  • HIST208 Penn-West Phila Summit (AFRC208, URBS208)
  • HIST209 Industrial Metropolis
  • HIST210 The City
  • HIST213 BF Seminar in pre-1800 US History
  • HIST214 BF Seminar in post-1800 US History
  • HIST231 Upper-Level Seminar in US History
  • HIST320 Environmental History
  • HIST324 Religion in Early Amer
  • HIST325 Religion in American History
  • HIST331 American Diplomatic History since 1776
  • HIST345 Gender & American History to 1865
  • HIST346 Gender in Modern American History
  • HIST349 History of Sexuality in US
  • HIST353 Slavery, Race, and Revolution
  • HIST354 American Expansion in the Pacific
  • HIST355 Classic Texts in Am Popular Culture
  • HIST356 Race & Metropolis in the Long 20th Century
  • HIST373 America in the 1960's
  • HIST379 American Intellectual History
  • HIST405 Church and Urban Challenge
  • HIST431 A World at War
  • HIST440 Perspectives on Urban Poverty
  • HIST441 North American Colonial History
  • HIST442 American Revolution
  • HIST451 War and Diplomacy
  • HIST463 History of American Education

East/South Asia

**Multiple courses may be offered each semester under these course numbers. To fulfill a geographic requirement, the course must focus on the specific geographic area in question. If you plan to use seminars numbered 205-206 to fulfill geographic requirements, check with the Undergraduate Advisor first.

  • HIST005         East Asia Past & Present
  • HIST085         India: Culture and Society
  • HIST086         History, Culture and Early India
  • HIST087         East & West: Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Cultural Hist of Modern World
  • HIST089         Intro to Modern India
  • HIST091         Modern Japanese History
  • HIST096         Late Imperial China
  • HIST097         China in the 20th Century
  • HIST098         Intro to Korean Civilization
  • HIST120         Korean History Before 1860
  • HIST121         Korean History After 1860
  • HIST155         Intro to Asian American History
  • HIST205**      Major Seminars in Pre-1800 World History
  • HIST206**      Major Seminars in Post-1800 World History
  • HIST233         Upper-Level Sem in East Asian or Latin American Hist
  • HIST276         Japan: Age of the Samurai
  • HIST354         American Expansion in the Pacific
  • HIST384         Modern History Afghanistan/Pakistan
  • HIST394         US & China 1912-2012
  • HIST395         East Asian Diplomacy

Latin America/Caribbean

**Multiple courses may be offered each semester under these course numbers. To fulfill a geographic requirement, the course must focus on the specific geographic area in question. If you plan to use seminars numbered 205-206 to fulfill geographic requirements, check with the Undergraduate Advisor first.

  • HIST070 Colonial Latin America
  • HIST071 Modern Latin America
  • HIST072 Intro to Latin American and Latino Studies
  • HIST174 Reform & Revolution in the Americas
  • HIST175 History of Brazil
  • HIST178 Early Modern Atlantic World
  • HIST179 Rise and Fall of the Spanish Empire
  • HIST205** Major Seminars in Pre-1800 World History
  • HIST206** Major Seminars in Post-1800 World History
  • HIST233 Upper-Level Sem in East Asian or Latin American Hist

Africa/Middle East

**Multiple courses may be offered each semester under these course numbers. To fulfill a geographic requirement, the course must focus on the specific geographic area in question. If you plan to use seminars numbered 205-206 to fulfill geographic requirements, check with the Undergraduate Advisor first.

  • HIST023         Intro to Middle Eas
  • HIST024         Middle East Civilizations
  • HIST075         Africa Before 1800                
  • HIST076         Africa since 1800                   
  • HIST081         History of the Middle East since 1800    
  • HIST083         Diplomacy in the Middle East
  • HIST084         Topics in 20th Century Middle East
  • HIST139         History of Jewish Civ I
  • HIST166         Arab-Israeli Conflict through Lit and Film
  • HIST188         Revolutions in the Middle East
  • HIST189         Modern Egypt
  • HIST205**     Major Seminars in Pre-1800 World History
  • HIST206**     Major Seminars in Post-1800 World History
  • HIST232         Upper-Level Seminar in African or Middle Eastern History
  • HIST275         Islam and Society in Africa
  • HIST353         Slavery, Race and Revolution                       
  • HIST371         Africa and the Middle East   
  • HIST372         History of Foreign Aid in Africa
  • HIST474         Comparative History of Genocide
  • HIST489         Africans Abroad