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Pre-1800 Courses

Course offerings are dependent upon faculty availability. For current course listings, consult the Course Directory. All pre-1800 courses are designated (PRE-1800) within the Department of History Undergraduate Course Directory.

Surveys & Upper-Level Courses

All Ancient History courses (ANCH) count toward the Department's pre-1800 requirement.

  • HIST 003 Asia in a Wider World
  • HIST 024 Middle East Civilization
  • HIST 025 Western Science, Magic and Religion
  • HIST 026 History of Ancient Greece
  • HIST 027 History of Ancient Rome
  • HIST 028 Late Antique Rome
  • HIST 031 Topics: World of the Middle Ages
  • HIST 034 Cultures of the Book
  • HIST 040 Early Modern Europe, 1450 - 1750
  • HIST 048 Rise and Fall of the Russian Empire
  • HIST 050 British History to 1700
  • HIST 070 Colonial Latin America
  • HIST 075 Africa before 1800
  • HIST 090 Pre-Modern Japan
  • HIST 096 Late Imperial China
  • HIST 110 Wonders of the Ancient World
  • HIST 120 Korean History before 1860
  • HIST 123 Economic History of Europe I
  • HIST 139 Jews and Judaism in Antiquity
  • HIST 140 Medieval and Early Modern Jewry
  • HIST 159 Technology, Policy, and War
  • HIST 167 Foundations of Law
  • HIST 168 History of American Law
  • HIST 170 The American South
  • HIST 172 Native People of Eastern North America
  • HIST 175 Society and Culture of Brazil
  • HIST 176 African-American History
  • HIST 178 Early Modern Atlantic World
  • HIST 179 The Rise and Fall of the Spanish Empire, 1450 - 1700
  • HIST 219 Medieval Russian Cultural Identity
  • HIST 221 Topics in Medieval Literature
  • HIST 276 Japan: Age of the Samurai
  • HIST 306 Mediterranean World, 1000-1300
  • HIST 308 Renaissance Europe
  • HIST 309 Europe in the Age of the Reformation
  • HIST 310 Europe and the Baroque
  • HIST 324 Religion in Early America
  • HIST 327 American Cultural History to 1865
  • HIST 329 Comparative Slavery
  • HIST 341 Tudor England
  • HIST 342 European Intellectual History, 1300 - 1600
  • HIST 345 Gender in American History to 1865
  • HIST 408 The World of Dante
  • HIST 410 Topics in Medieval History
  • HIST 411 Topics in Early Modern History
  • HIST 415 17th-Century Intellectual History
  • HIST 416 European Intellectual History in the 18th Century
  • HIST 441 North American Colonial History
  • HIST 442 American Revolution
  • HIST 449 Jewish Intellectual and Cultural History in the Early Modern Era
  • HIST 450 History of Print Culture

Freshman Seminars

Though specific seminar topics and section numbers will change from term to term, the following numbers will always designate pre-1800 Freshman Seminars:

  • HIST 101 Pre-1800 European Seminars
  • HIST 103 Pre-1800 American Seminars
  • HIST 105 Pre-1800 World Seminars

Major Seminars

Though specific seminar topics and section numbers will change from term to term, the following numbers will always designate pre-1800 Major Seminars:

  • HIST 201 Pre-1800 European Seminars
  • HIST 203 Pre-1800 American Seminars
  • HIST 205 Pre-1800 World Seminars

Benjamin Franklin Seminars

Though specific seminar topics and section numbers will change from term to term, the following numbers will always designate pre-1800 Benjamin Franklin Seminars:

  • HIST 211 Pre-1800 European Seminars
  • HIST 213 Pre-1800 American Seminars
  • HIST 215 Pre-1800 World Seminars

Independent Study

Students may also arrange independent studies for course credit with the sponsorship of a faculty member. The following numbers designate pre-1800 coursework:

  • HIST 291 Pre-1800 Independent Study European
  • HIST 293 Pre-1800 Independent Study American
  • HIST 295 Pre-1800 Independent Study World

Study Abroad Credits

Approved study abroad credits may be used to fulfill major requirements.

  • HIST 181 Pre-1800 European
  • HIST 183 Pre-1800 American
  • HIST 185 Pre-1800 World