Undergraduate Courses

To see a complete list of courses offered and their descriptions, visit the online course catalog. A selection of current class syllabi for the semester can be found on the course syllabi page.

The courses listed below are provided by Student Information Services (SIS). This listing provides a snapshot of immediately available courses within this department and may not be complete. Course registration information can be found at https://sis.jhu.edu/classes.

Courses with numbers 100–299 are designed for freshmen and sophomores but are open to all undergraduate students. Advanced courses, with numbers 300–599, are generally designed for students who have completed introductory courses in the appropriate area.

Column one has the course number and section. Other columns show the course title, days offered, instructor's name, room number, if the course is cross-referenced with another pogram, and a option to view additional course information in a pop-up window.

The Medieval World
AS.100.102 (02)

This course will explore selected topics in the political, economic, social, and intellectual history of Western Europe in the period between the fall of the Roman Empire and the thirteenth century. Special emphasis will be given to understanding the ways in which medieval society functioned as a pioneer civilization, compelled to reorganize itself after the almost total collapse of the ancient world, and to the interplay between material and cultural forces in the processes of social organization.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 9/20
  • PosTag(s): HIST-EUROPE

The Medieval World
AS.100.102 (01)

This course will explore selected topics in the political, economic, social, and intellectual history of Western Europe in the period between the fall of the Roman Empire and the thirteenth century. Special emphasis will be given to understanding the ways in which medieval society functioned as a pioneer civilization, compelled to reorganize itself after the almost total collapse of the ancient world, and to the interplay between material and cultural forces in the processes of social organization.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 8/20
  • PosTag(s): HIST-EUROPE

The Medieval World
AS.100.102 (04)

This course will explore selected topics in the political, economic, social, and intellectual history of Western Europe in the period between the fall of the Roman Empire and the thirteenth century. Special emphasis will be given to understanding the ways in which medieval society functioned as a pioneer civilization, compelled to reorganize itself after the almost total collapse of the ancient world, and to the interplay between material and cultural forces in the processes of social organization.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/20
  • PosTag(s): HIST-EUROPE

Modern Europe and the Wider World
AS.100.104 (01)

European history since the French Revolution. Topics include: revolutions and democratization, industrialization, nationalism, imperialism, two World Wars, fascism, decolonization, Soviet communism, and formation of the European Union.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 3/20
  • PosTag(s): HIST-EUROPE

The Medieval World
AS.100.102 (03)

This course will explore selected topics in the political, economic, social, and intellectual history of Western Europe in the period between the fall of the Roman Empire and the thirteenth century. Special emphasis will be given to understanding the ways in which medieval society functioned as a pioneer civilization, compelled to reorganize itself after the almost total collapse of the ancient world, and to the interplay between material and cultural forces in the processes of social organization.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Canceled
  • Seats Available: 20/20
  • PosTag(s): HIST-EUROPE

Modern Europe and the Wider World
AS.100.104 (04)

European history since the French Revolution. Topics include: revolutions and democratization, industrialization, nationalism, imperialism, two World Wars, fascism, decolonization, Soviet communism, and formation of the European Union.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/20
  • PosTag(s): HIST-EUROPE

Patronage and Power: The Art of the Book in the Middle Ages
AS.010.425 (01)

This research seminar surveys the rich history of manuscript painting in the Middle Ages through the lens of patronage. By focusing on elite patrons – i.e. Popes, Clerics, Holy Roman Emperors, Princes, Princesses, and other ruling figures – we will investigate how changes in style from the early Christian period through the fifteenth century reveal the fluid nature of politics and power during this volatile time period. We will visit local collections of manuscripts (e.g. the Walters Art Museum) and make use of the extensive holdings of medieval facsimiles in Special Collections.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/9
  • PosTag(s): HART-MED

Modern Europe and the Wider World
AS.100.104 (02)

European history since the French Revolution. Topics include: revolutions and democratization, industrialization, nationalism, imperialism, two World Wars, fascism, decolonization, Soviet communism, and formation of the European Union.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 1/20
  • PosTag(s): HIST-EUROPE

Modern Europe and the Wider World
AS.100.104 (03)

European history since the French Revolution. Topics include: revolutions and democratization, industrialization, nationalism, imperialism, two World Wars, fascism, decolonization, Soviet communism, and formation of the European Union.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 6/20
  • PosTag(s): HIST-EUROPE

History of Brazil
AS.100.117 (01)

An introductory survey of Brazilian History, 1500-2017.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Canceled
  • Seats Available: 20/20
  • PosTag(s): HIST-LATAM

History of Brazil
AS.100.117 (03)

An introductory survey of Brazilian History, 1500-2017.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Canceled
  • Seats Available: 20/20
  • PosTag(s): HIST-LATAM

America in the 1960s
AS.100.323 (01)

The years between 1959, when the course begins, and 1971, when it ends, were tumultuous and divisive. This course explores the political, racial, and cultural struggles of a half century ago.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/20
  • PosTag(s): HIST-US

From Blood Feud to Black Death: European Society in the High Middle Ages, 1000-1400
AS.100.326 (01)

Explores the development of society and institutions in the medieval west including kingship and law, religion and difference, gender and ideology. Looks closely at social responses to change and adversity.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/20
  • PosTag(s): HIST-EUROPE

History of Medicine
AS.140.105 (08)

Course provides an overview of the medical traditions of six ancient cultures; the development of Greek and Islamic traditions in Europe; and the reform and displacement of the Classical traditions during the Scientific Revolution.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 9/15
  • PosTag(s): MSCH-HUM

History of Medicine
AS.140.105 (07)

Course provides an overview of the medical traditions of six ancient cultures; the development of Greek and Islamic traditions in Europe; and the reform and displacement of the Classical traditions during the Scientific Revolution.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Canceled
  • Seats Available: 15/15
  • PosTag(s): MSCH-HUM

Undergraduate Seminar In History
AS.100.193 (02)

The first semester of the two-semester sequence required for majors, this course introduces students to the theory and practice of history. Following a survey of approaches to the study of the past and an introduction to research methods, students undertake original research and write an extended essay. Intended for history majors and prospective majors.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 9/20
  • PosTag(s): n/a

History of Brazil
AS.100.117 (04)

An introductory survey of Brazilian History, 1500-2017.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Canceled
  • Seats Available: 20/20
  • PosTag(s): HIST-LATAM

Introduction to African History: Diversity, Mobility, Innovation
AS.100.123 (01)

An introduction to African history with emphasis on diversity, mobility, and innovation. Considers both early and modern times.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 6/40
  • PosTag(s): HIST-AFRICA

Modern Mexico from the Alamo to El Chapo
AS.100.154 (01)

In this course we will use popular depictions of Mexico’s heroes and villains, tragedies and triumphs to delve into both the nation’s history and the importance of thinking historically.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 6/30
  • PosTag(s): HIST-LATAM, INST-NWHIST

Freshman Seminar: From Columbus to Calypso: The Caribbean and the Wider World
AS.100.203 (01)

This course examines the history of the Caribbean and how five hundred years of colonization, slavery, piracy, rebellion, and revolution have shaped the politics and culture of the islands today.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 17/18
  • PosTag(s): HIST-LATAM, INST-GLOBAL

History of Brazil
AS.100.117 (02)

An introductory survey of Brazilian History, 1500-2017.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Canceled
  • Seats Available: 20/20
  • PosTag(s): HIST-LATAM

Undergraduate Seminar in History
AS.100.193 (01)

The first semester of the two-semester sequence required for majors, this course introduces students to the theory and practice of history. Following a survey of approaches to the study of the past and an introduction to research methods, students undertake original research and write an extended essay. Intended for history majors and prospective majors.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/20
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Introduction to the Museum: Past and Present
AS.389.201 (01)

This course surveys museums, from their origins to their most contemporary forms, in the context of broader historical, intellectual, and cultural trends including the social movements of the 20th century. Anthropology, art, history, and science museums are considered. Cross-listed with History and History of Art.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 16/30
  • PosTag(s): HIST-EUROPE, ARCH-ARCH

Women of the Book: Female Mystics, Miracles, and Material Culture in Early Modern Europe
AS.389.351 (01)

Students will study and assess JHU’s new, unparalleled rare book and manuscript collection about the spiritual lives of women, at the crossroads of religious mysticism, miracles, and material culture, 1575-1800.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Canceled
  • Seats Available: 15/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Introduction to the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality
AS.363.201 (01)

This course offers an introduction into the fields of Women’s Studies, Gender Studies, and Sexuality Studies. It explores why we need these fields of inquiry, how they have emerged historically, what some of the major and most interesting contributions are and where we might go from here. The course is meant as a preparation for the other WGS core courses.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 9/40
  • PosTag(s): n/a

The Power and Politics of Clothing in American History
AS.100.244 (01)

This course explores the power of clothing and the politicization of appearances at moments of deep political and social unrest in American history (18th-20th centuries).

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/18
  • PosTag(s): HIST-US

Medicine in an Age of Empires, 1500-1800
AS.100.291 (01)

How did medicine emerge as a distinctive body of knowledge and a profession in the early modern period? The answers lie in the histories of disease, empire, and global commerce.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/20
  • PosTag(s): HIST-EUROPE, HIST-US

Jewish and Christian mysticism in the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Period
AS.100.268 (01)

This course will trace the historical development of Jewish and Christian mysticism between the 12th and the 17th centuries.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 15/18
  • PosTag(s): HIST-EUROPE, HIST-MIDEST, INST-GLOBAL, INST-NWHIST

China: Neolithic to Song
AS.100.243 (02)

This class offers a broad overview of changes in China from Neolithic times through the Song Dynasty (roughly from 5000 BCE through the 13th century CE) and will include discussion of art, material culture, and literature as well as politics and society. Close readings of primary sources in discussion sections and extensive use of visual material in lectures will help students gain firsthand perspective on the materials covered. Not open to students who have previously taken AS.100.208. Cross listed with East Asian Studies

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 9/25
  • PosTag(s): HIST-ASIA, INST-GLOBAL, INST-NWHIST

American Revolution
AS.100.241 (01)

This course provides an intensive introduction to the causes, character, and consequences of the American Revolution, the colonial rebellion that produced the first republic in the Americas, and set in motion an age of democratic revolutions in the Atlantic world. A remarkable epoch in world history, the revolutionary era was of momentous significance.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 6/20
  • PosTag(s): HIST-US, INST-GLOBAL

China: Neolithic to Song
AS.100.243 (01)

This class offers a broad overview of changes in China from Neolithic times through the Song Dynasty (roughly from 5000 BCE through the 13th century CE) and will include discussion of art, material culture, and literature as well as politics and society. Close readings of primary sources in discussion sections and extensive use of visual material in lectures will help students gain firsthand perspective on the materials covered. Not open to students who have previously taken AS.100.208. Cross listed with East Asian Studies

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/25
  • PosTag(s): HIST-ASIA, INST-GLOBAL, INST-NWHIST

History of Modern Germany
AS.100.233 (01)

There is more to Germany than beer, BMWs, and Bayern Munich. We will explore politics, culture, economics and society to understand Germany and its position within Europe and the world.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 30/40
  • PosTag(s): HIST-EUROPE, INST-GLOBAL

Boom, Bust, and the Rise of Financial Capitalism in America, 1700-1900
AS.100.260 (01)

This course explores how legal, social, and political contestation shaped the development of American financial capitalism. The course also focuses on how financial crises precipitated change throughout American history.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 7/14
  • PosTag(s): HIST-US

Freshman Seminar: Trade Wars: Commerce and Competition in the Early Modern World
AS.100.220 (01)

In the Age of Exploration, European states engaged in fierce competition for valuable natural resources, trade routes, and markets. This course will explore the ways in which Britain, France, Spain, Portugal, and the Netherlands vied with each other by land and sea to increase their share of global trade. Freshman Only.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/15
  • PosTag(s): HIST-EUROPE, INST-GLOBAL

American Revolution
AS.100.241 (02)

This course provides an intensive introduction to the causes, character, and consequences of the American Revolution, the colonial rebellion that produced the first republic in the Americas, and set in motion an age of democratic revolutions in the Atlantic world. A remarkable epoch in world history, the revolutionary era was of momentous significance.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 13/20
  • PosTag(s): HIST-US, INST-GLOBAL

Freshman Seminar: US-USSR Cold War
AS.100.215 (01)

Focus on Stalin, Khrushchev/ Truman Ike period but includes Brezhnev. 2 sides of cold war, write 6-7 journals of 300 wds, 2 papers of 1200 words, 2 quizzes, no midterm or final.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/19
  • PosTag(s): HIST-EUROPE, INST-GLOBAL, INST-NWHIST

America after the Civil Rights Movement
AS.100.301 (01)

This course explores the history of late twentieth-century America by examining the social, economic, and political legacies of 1960s civil rights protest for the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s. Students will also participate on an archiving project capturing the experience of Hopkins employees who have recollections of the decades immediately following the civil rights legislations of the 1960s.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 8/25
  • PosTag(s): HIST-US

Gender, Patriarchy, and the English Revolution
AS.100.359 (01)

This course explores the varied experiences of gender and gender roles in seventeenth-century Britain and analyzes how these roles were challenged, changed, and sometimes upended during the English Revolution (1642-1660).

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 16/18
  • PosTag(s): HIST-EUROPE, INST-GLOBAL

History of Law and Social Justice
AS.100.389 (01)

Cause lawyering aims to change the status quo. This course examines histories of this approach to social justice, from battles against the slave trade to contemporary campaigns for marriage equality.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 2/20
  • PosTag(s): INST-AP

First Year Graduate Workshop
AS.100.797 (01)

First year graduate workshop.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level:
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 11/20
  • PosTag(s): n/a

History of Medicine
AS.140.105 (05)

Course provides an overview of the medical traditions of six ancient cultures; the development of Greek and Islamic traditions in Europe; and the reform and displacement of the Classical traditions during the Scientific Revolution.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 3/15
  • PosTag(s): MSCH-HUM

Year of Revolt: 1968 in Europe
AS.100.497 (01)

The shorthand “1968” stands for rebels and revolutions, but also for incremental changes throughout the 1960s that fundamentally changed the post-war order and the Cold War in East and West.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 11/20
  • PosTag(s): HIST-EUROPE, INST-GLOBAL

History of Medicine
AS.140.105 (06)

Course provides an overview of the medical traditions of six ancient cultures; the development of Greek and Islamic traditions in Europe; and the reform and displacement of the Classical traditions during the Scientific Revolution.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 7/15
  • PosTag(s): MSCH-HUM

History of Medicine
AS.140.105 (02)

Course provides an overview of the medical traditions of six ancient cultures; the development of Greek and Islamic traditions in Europe; and the reform and displacement of the Classical traditions during the Scientific Revolution.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 1/18
  • PosTag(s): MSCH-HUM

History of Medicine
AS.140.105 (01)

Course provides an overview of the medical traditions of six ancient cultures; the development of Greek and Islamic traditions in Europe; and the reform and displacement of the Classical traditions during the Scientific Revolution.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 1/18
  • PosTag(s): MSCH-HUM

The Haitian Revolution in Global Perspective
AS.100.376 (01)

This course situates the events of the Haitian Revolution in a global context, from its origins to its lasting effects and historical memory.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Canceled
  • Seats Available: 18/18
  • PosTag(s): HIST-LATAM, INST-GLOBAL, INST-NWHIST

History of Medicine
AS.140.105 (04)

Course provides an overview of the medical traditions of six ancient cultures; the development of Greek and Islamic traditions in Europe; and the reform and displacement of the Classical traditions during the Scientific Revolution.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 1/19
  • PosTag(s): MSCH-HUM

Russian Imagination in Three Revolutions
AS.100.329 (01)

Russian Literature and the arts in Revolutions of 1905, 1917, and Stalin era to 1941. Req: 6 journals of 350 words, 2 papers 1250, 2 quizzes. No midterm or final.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 6/22
  • PosTag(s): HIST-EUROPE, INST-GLOBAL, INST-NWHIST

Popular Culture in Early Modern Europe
AS.100.426 (01)

Witchcraft, magic, carnivals, riots, folk tales, gender roles; fertility cults and violence especially in Britain, Germany, France, and Italy.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/25
  • PosTag(s): HIST-EUROPE, INST-GLOBAL

Senior Honors Seminar
AS.100.494 (01)

A two-semester coordinating seminar for history majors writing senior honors theses. Admission is granted by instructor only after the student has selected a faculty thesis advisor. AS.100.494 is to be taken concurrently with AS.100.507 Senior Thesis.

  • Credits: 1.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Closed
  • Seats Available: 8/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

The Portuguese Empire
AS.100.427 (01)

A reading- and discussion-intensive overview of the history and historiography of the Portuguese empire, c. 1400-1970. This course is open to both undergraduate and graduate students.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Canceled
  • Seats Available: 12/12
  • PosTag(s): HIST-LATAM, INST-GLOBAL, INST-NWHIST

Multiethnic Japan
AS.100.423 (01)

An advanced undergraduate seminar on the intertwined histories of race, ethnicity, and empire in Japan and its former colonies from the early twentieth century to the present.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 2/12
  • PosTag(s): HIST-ASIA, INST-GLOBAL, INST-NWHIST

In the Land of Others: Minorities in the Pre-Modern Mediterranean
AS.100.339 (01)

This course examines the socio-political, religious and cultural history of ethno-religious minorities in the pre-modern Mediterranean.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Canceled
  • Seats Available: 18/18
  • PosTag(s): HIST-EUROPE

Experimental Bodies: Histories of Human Subjects Research in the 19th and 20th Centuries
AS.140.314 (01)

This course traces the history of human subjects research as a medical and scientific practice. It will focus on the human subjects themselves, and how their experiences intersect with the histories of race, class, gender, sexuality, and disability.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Canceled
  • Seats Available: 15/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Novelist Intellectuals
AS.215.406 (01)

What does a novelist’s op-ed about economics have to do with her literary writing? In what ways does a fiction writer’s essays on the environment inform how we read her novels? What happens when we find the political opinions of a writer objectionable? This undergraduate seminar will consider what the Spanish writer Francisco Ayala termed “novelist intellectuals,” that is, literary writers who actively participate in a society’s public sphere. Considering writers from Madrid to New York, from London to Buenos Aires, we will ask how one should hold a novelist’s fictional and non-fictional writings in the balance and explore ways of reading that allow us to consider the public intellectual side and the aesthetic side of a novelist together.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 13/18
  • PosTag(s): GRLL-ENGL

History of Medicine
AS.140.105 (03)

Course provides an overview of the medical traditions of six ancient cultures; the development of Greek and Islamic traditions in Europe; and the reform and displacement of the Classical traditions during the Scientific Revolution.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Canceled
  • Seats Available: 15/15
  • PosTag(s): MSCH-HUM

Freshman Seminar: Korean History through Film and Literature
AS.310.201 (01)

In this course, students will engage with select topics in Korean history from premodern and modern times and examine how the past has been represented through various forms of film and literature. This will be combined with readings of academic articles to allow students to gauge the distance between scholarship and cultural expressions of history. Through this, students will be introduced to the highly contested and often polarizing nature of Korean history and the competition surrounding historical memory.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/12
  • PosTag(s): HIST-ASIA, INST-GLOBAL

Labor Politics in China
AS.310.402 (01)

This course explores the transformation of labor relations in China over the past century. It will cover the origins of the labor movement, the changes brought about by the 1949 Revolution, the industrial battles of the Cultural Revolution, the traumatic restructuring of state-owned enterprises over the past two decades, the rise of private enterprise and export-oriented industry, the conditions faced by migrant workers today, and recent developments in industrial relations and labor conflict. The course is designed for upper division undergraduates and graduate students. Cross-listed with Sociology and International Studies (CP).

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 6/18
  • PosTag(s): INST-CP, INST-GLOBAL, INST-NWHIST

W.E.B. Du Bois and the Problem of the Color-Line
AS.100.356 (01)

This seminar will introduce students to the ideas and legacy of the renowned American scholar, journalist, and activist, W.E.B. Du Bois (1868-1963), asking students to locate Du Bois in his historical context and in our own. Through readings and discussions of his key works in various forms, we will assess Du Bois’s impact on major debates in American politics, African-American affairs, and academic disciplines like sociology and history. We will track changes in Du Bois's thinking over time, including in his views of racism, class, gender, liberalism, radicalism, imperialism, and war. Finally, we will consider the ways in which Du Bois's work continues to shape our understanding of these issues and debates in contemporary American society.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 11/18
  • PosTag(s): HIST-US

Freshman Seminar: A Thousand Years of Jewish Culture
AS.211.202 (01)

This course will introduce students to the history and culture of Ashkanzi Jews through their vernacular, Yiddish, from the settlement of Jews in German-speaking lands in medieval times to the present day. Particular emphasis will be placed on the responses of Yiddish-speaking Jews to the challenges posed by modernity to a traditional society. In addition to studying a wide range of texts—including fiction, poetry, memoir, song, and film—students will learn how to read the Yiddish alphabet, and will prepare a meal of traditional Ashkenazi dishes. No prior knowledge of Yiddish is necessary for this course.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 6/12
  • PosTag(s): GRLL-ENGL, INST-GLOBAL

Metaphor in Science and Medicine
AS.140.441 (01)

Science and medicine are permeated by metaphors. Generated by every domain of human experience, these metaphors embed scientific and medical thought in historically specific times, places, experiences, issues, attitudes and cultures. We will explore the dynamics of metaphorical thinking and examine such specific examples as “The Great Chain of Being,” Darwin’s “struggle for existence” and “natural selection,” the “reflex” from Descartes to Pavlov to cybernetics, body and mind as clock, factory and computer; illness as imbalance and invasion, and the metaphorical associations of tuberculosis and cancer.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 2/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Panorama of German Thought
AS.211.265 (01)

This course explores the rich terrain of German literature and philosophical thought, from Kant to today. At each meeting, we will investigate canonical texts of the German intellectual tradition, with an eye to discovering their unity as “German” philosophical and cultural artifacts and icons, as well as with an interest in establishing their well-deserved place in the wider, global discourses of world literature. In this way, we will learn to think critically in and with these important literary and philosophical texts from German-speaking lands as a means of viewing and appreciating the full panorama of German thought. Among authors read and discussed will be Kant, Goethe, Schiller, Hegel, Kleist, Heine, Fontane, Nietzsche, Freud, Kafka, Heidegger, Mann and Bernhard. Readings and discussion will be in English. German is appreciated but not required.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/19
  • PosTag(s): GRLL-ENGL, GRLL-GERM, INST-PT

Cuba y España
AS.215.413 (01)

La frase “más se perdió en Cuba” alude al singular rango de la antigua Provincia de Ultramar en el mapa geopolítico del colonialismo hispánico. Hemos de estudiar la prolongada relación entre España y Cuba, desde 1492 al presente, a través de materiales literarios, crónicas, artes plásticas, música y medios sociales al corriente. Enseñado íntegramente en español.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 20/30
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Berlin Between the Wars: Literature, Art, Music, Film
AS.211.328 (01)

Explore the diverse culture of Berlin during the heyday of modernism. During the Weimar Republic, Berlin became a center for theater, visual arts, film, music, and literature that would have an outsize impact on culture throughout the world and the twentieth century. The thinkers, artists, and writers drawn to interwar Berlin produced a body of work that encapsulates many of the issues of the period: the effect of the modern city on society; “the New Woman”; socialist revolutionary politics; the rise of the Nazis; and economic turmoil. While learning about interwar Berlin's cultural diversity, we will take a special look at works by Jewish writers and artists that engage with the question of ethnic, religious, and national identity in the modern world, specifically in the context of Berlin’s rich Jewish history and the rise of anti-Semitism in the interwar period. All readings will be in translation.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/15
  • PosTag(s): GRLL-ENGL, GRLL-GERM, INST-GLOBAL

Introduction to Intellectual History
AS.300.311 (01)

This course offers a conceptual and historical introduction to Intellectual History. What makes the “history of ideas” different from the history of other objects? What, if anything, distinguishes the history of ideas from the history of philosophy? What is it exactly that we call “ideas”? In what sense do they have a history? These are examples of the kind of questions addressed in the course.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 13/25
  • PosTag(s): INST-PT

Introduction to Africana Studies
AS.362.112 (01)

Introduction to the core concepts, theories, cultural and intellectual production across the black diaspora. Antiracist, queer, and insurgent black thought welcome here.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Introduction to Korean History and Culture
AS.310.106 (01)

This course offers a comprehensive overview of Korean history and culture from ancient times to the modern era. Through primary, secondary, and audio-visual sources, students will become familiar not only with the overall contours of the entirety of Korean history, but also with its cultural and religious legacy. The course combines lectures and class discussions.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/16
  • PosTag(s): INST-GLOBAL, INST-NWHIST

Brazilian Culture & Civilization
AS.211.394 (02)

The course is taught in English. No knowledge of Portuguese is required. This course is intended as an introduction to the culture and civilization of Brazil. It is designed to provide students with basic information about Brazilian history, art, literature, popular culture, theater, cinema, and music. The course will focus on how indigenous Asian, African, and European cultural influences have interacted to create the new and unique civilization that is Brazil today. The course is taught in English, but ONE extra credit will be given to students who wish to do the course work in Portuguese. Those wishing to do the course work in English for 3 credits should register for section 01. Those wishing to earn 4 credits by doing the course work in Portuguese should register for section 02. The sections will be taught simultaneously. Section 01: 3 credits Section 02: 4 credits (instructor’s permission required)

  • Credits: 4.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Closed
  • Seats Available: 0/2
  • PosTag(s): INST-NWHIST, INST-GLOBAL, GRLL-ENGL

History of Public Health in East Asia
AS.140.146 (01)

This course examines the history of disease, epidemics, and public health responses in East Asia from the 17th-20th centuries. This public health history emphasizes the interactions, connections, and comparisons among China, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level:
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/20
  • PosTag(s): INST-GLOBAL, INST-NWHIST

Follow the money: Science, technology, and the ‘knowledge economy,’ c.1800-present
AS.140.322 (01)

This course examines the historical emergence of knowledge-driven economies, paying special attention to the funding, development, and use of science and technology for commercial purposes.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Brazilian Culture & Civilization
AS.211.394 (01)

The course is taught in English. No knowledge of Portuguese is required. This course is intended as an introduction to the culture and civilization of Brazil. It is designed to provide students with basic information about Brazilian history, art, literature, popular culture, theater, cinema, and music. The course will focus on how indigenous Asian, African, and European cultural influences have interacted to create the new and unique civilization that is Brazil today. The course is taught in English, but ONE extra credit will be given to students who wish to do the course work in Portuguese. Those wishing to do the course work in English for 3 credits should register for section 01. Those wishing to earn 4 credits by doing the course work in Portuguese should register for section 02. The sections will be taught simultaneously. Section 01: 3 credits Section 02: 4 credits (instructor’s permission required)

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/33
  • PosTag(s): INST-NWHIST, INST-GLOBAL, GRLL-ENGL

Documentary Photography in a Changing China
AS.310.301 (01)

This course aims to inspire students to explore the impacts, meanings, and explanations of social transformation in contemporary China, via the lens of documentary photography. The photographic images of selective topics will include the products of photojournalism and documentary photography, and several documentary films, by both Chinese and non-Chinese photographers. While one picture is worth thousand words, one picture may also provoke countless interpretations. Students are strongly encouraged to read broadly about different aspects of social transformations in contemporary China, and to select and curate their own subjects of photo images. The spirit of comparative study of documentary photography of China and other parts of world will be strongly encouraged. Active class participation is imperative. A small exhibition on the campus will be organized by the Spring semester. The course is designed for upper division undergraduates. Cross-listed with Sociology and International Studies (CP).

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 11/20
  • PosTag(s): INST-CP

Psychopolitics: Science, Mind, and Society
AS.140.313 (01)

This course explores the history of psychiatry and the mind sciences as social and political institutions in the United States, from the country's founding to the present. Each class meeting will explore a set of "alternative facts" emerging in the setting of a landmark political dispute in US history. Students will read, discuss, and research claims made by competing scientific experts about who should participate in American society and to what extent. Overall, the course is geared toward students interested in making sense of the exchange between scientific knowledge and social politics.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 1/18
  • PosTag(s): BEHB-SOCSCI, MSCH-HUM

Course # (Section) Title Day/Times Instructor Room PosTag(s) Info
AS.100.102 (02)The Medieval WorldMW 10:00AM - 10:50AM, F 10:00AM - 10:50AMSpiegel, Gabrielle MShaffer 101HIST-EUROPE
AS.100.102 (01)The Medieval WorldMW 10:00AM - 10:50AM, F 10:00AM - 10:50AMSpiegel, Gabrielle MShaffer 101HIST-EUROPE
AS.100.102 (04)The Medieval WorldMW 10:00AM - 10:50AM, F 11:00AM - 11:50AMSpiegel, Gabrielle MShaffer 101HIST-EUROPE
AS.100.104 (01)Modern Europe and the Wider WorldMW 11:00AM - 11:50AM, F 11:00AM - 11:50AMJelavich, PeterHodson 210HIST-EUROPE
AS.100.102 (03)The Medieval WorldMW 10:00AM - 10:50AM, F 11:00AM - 11:50AMSpiegel, Gabrielle MShaffer 101HIST-EUROPE
AS.100.104 (04)Modern Europe and the Wider WorldMW 11:00AM - 11:50AM, F 12:00PM - 12:50PMJelavich, PeterHodson 210HIST-EUROPE
AS.010.425 (01)Patronage and Power: The Art of the Book in the Middle AgesW 4:00PM - 6:30PMLakey, ChristopherGilman 177HART-MED
AS.100.104 (02)Modern Europe and the Wider WorldMW 11:00AM - 11:50AM, F 11:00AM - 11:50AMJelavich, PeterHodson 210HIST-EUROPE
AS.100.104 (03)Modern Europe and the Wider WorldMW 11:00AM - 11:50AM, F 12:00PM - 12:50PMJelavich, PeterHodson 210HIST-EUROPE
AS.100.117 (01)History of BrazilMW 1:30PM - 2:20PM, F 1:30PM - 2:20PMPaquette, GabrielOlin 305HIST-LATAM
AS.100.117 (03)History of BrazilMW 1:30PM - 2:20PM, F 12:00PM - 12:50PMPaquette, GabrielOlin 305HIST-LATAM
AS.100.323 (01)America in the 1960sM 1:30PM - 3:50PMWalters, RonaldSmokler Center 301HIST-US
AS.100.326 (01)From Blood Feud to Black Death: European Society in the High Middle Ages, 1000-1400MWF 12:00PM - 12:50PMLester, AnneBloomberg 176HIST-EUROPE
AS.140.105 (08)History of MedicineMW 10:00AM - 10:50AM, F 9:00AM - 9:50AMPomata, GiannaGilman 50MSCH-HUM
AS.140.105 (07)History of MedicineMW 10:00AM - 10:50AM, F 9:00AM - 9:50AMPomata, Gianna MSCH-HUM
AS.100.193 (02)Undergraduate Seminar In HistoryT 1:30PM - 3:50PMMason, LauraWolman MPR
AS.100.117 (04)History of BrazilMW 1:30PM - 2:20PM, F 12:00PM - 12:50PMPaquette, GabrielOlin 305HIST-LATAM
AS.100.123 (01)Introduction to African History: Diversity, Mobility, InnovationMW 1:30PM - 2:45PMLarson, Pier MGilman 55HIST-AFRICA
AS.100.154 (01)Modern Mexico from the Alamo to El ChapoTTh 9:00AM - 10:15AMLurtz, CaseyGilman 119HIST-LATAM, INST-NWHIST
AS.100.203 (01)Freshman Seminar: From Columbus to Calypso: The Caribbean and the Wider WorldMWF 9:00AM - 9:50AMMacDonald, Lauren ElaineGilman 377HIST-LATAM, INST-GLOBAL
AS.100.117 (02)History of BrazilMW 1:30PM - 2:20PM, F 1:30PM - 2:20PMPaquette, GabrielOlin 305HIST-LATAM
AS.100.193 (01)Undergraduate Seminar in HistoryW 1:30PM - 3:50PMFurstenberg, FrancoisGilman 119
AS.389.201 (01)Introduction to the Museum: Past and PresentMW 12:00PM - 1:15PMKingsley, Jennifer PGilman 119HIST-EUROPE, ARCH-ARCH
AS.389.351 (01)Women of the Book: Female Mystics, Miracles, and Material Culture in Early Modern EuropeT 3:00PM - 5:20PMHavens, Earle Ashcroft, II.BLC Macksey
AS.363.201 (01)Introduction to the Study of Women, Gender, and SexualityTTh 12:00PM - 1:15PMPahl, Katrin, Wegenstein, BernadetteGilman 55
AS.100.244 (01)The Power and Politics of Clothing in American HistoryTTh 9:00AM - 10:15AMTemplier, SarahGilman 377HIST-US
AS.100.291 (01)Medicine in an Age of Empires, 1500-1800TTh 9:00AM - 10:15AMDorner, ZacharyGilman 400HIST-EUROPE, HIST-US
AS.100.268 (01)Jewish and Christian mysticism in the Middle Ages and the Early Modern PeriodWF 3:00PM - 4:15PMMaciejko, Pawel TadeuszGilman 400HIST-EUROPE, HIST-MIDEST, INST-GLOBAL, INST-NWHIST
AS.100.243 (02)China: Neolithic to SongMW 11:00AM - 11:50AM, F 12:00PM - 12:50PMMeyer-Fong, TobieShaffer 300HIST-ASIA, INST-GLOBAL, INST-NWHIST
AS.100.241 (01)American RevolutionMW 10:00AM - 10:50AM, F 10:00AM - 10:50AMMorgan, PhilipGilman 17HIST-US, INST-GLOBAL
AS.100.243 (01)China: Neolithic to SongMW 11:00AM - 11:50AM, F 11:00AM - 11:50AMMeyer-Fong, TobieShaffer 300HIST-ASIA, INST-GLOBAL, INST-NWHIST
AS.100.233 (01)History of Modern GermanyMW 6:00PM - 7:15PMHarms, Victoria ElizabethGilman 132HIST-EUROPE, INST-GLOBAL
AS.100.260 (01)Boom, Bust, and the Rise of Financial Capitalism in America, 1700-1900TTh 3:00PM - 4:15PMWallace, Joseph PaulGilman 119HIST-US
AS.100.220 (01)Freshman Seminar: Trade Wars: Commerce and Competition in the Early Modern WorldMW 4:30PM - 5:45PMConsolino, Christopher JamesGilman 313HIST-EUROPE, INST-GLOBAL
AS.100.241 (02)American RevolutionMW 10:00AM - 10:50AM, F 11:00AM - 11:50AMMorgan, PhilipGilman 17HIST-US, INST-GLOBAL
AS.100.215 (01)Freshman Seminar: US-USSR Cold WarT 1:30PM - 3:50PMBrooks, Jeffrey PGilman 377HIST-EUROPE, INST-GLOBAL, INST-NWHIST
AS.100.301 (01)America after the Civil Rights MovementTTh 10:30AM - 11:45AMConnolly, Nathan DGilman 308HIST-US
AS.100.359 (01)Gender, Patriarchy, and the English RevolutionTTh 10:30AM - 11:45AMHinchliff, Catherine MGilman 55HIST-EUROPE, INST-GLOBAL
AS.100.389 (01)History of Law and Social JusticeMW 12:00PM - 1:15PMJones, Martha SuzanneGilman 377INST-AP
AS.100.797 (01)First Year Graduate WorkshopM 12:00PM - 1:00PMBurgin, AngusGilman 308
AS.140.105 (05)History of MedicineMW 10:00AM - 10:50AM, F 9:00AM - 9:50AMPomata, GiannaGilman 50MSCH-HUM
AS.100.497 (01)Year of Revolt: 1968 in EuropeTh 6:00PM - 8:30PMHarms, Victoria ElizabethGilman 75HIST-EUROPE, INST-GLOBAL
AS.140.105 (06)History of MedicineMW 10:00AM - 10:50AM, F 9:00AM - 9:50AMPomata, GiannaGilman 50MSCH-HUM
AS.140.105 (02)History of MedicineMW 10:00AM - 10:50AM, F 10:00AM - 10:50AMPomata, GiannaGilman 50MSCH-HUM
AS.140.105 (01)History of MedicineMW 10:00AM - 10:50AM, F 10:00AM - 10:50AMPomata, GiannaGilman 50MSCH-HUM
AS.100.376 (01)The Haitian Revolution in Global PerspectiveTTh 10:30AM - 11:45AMGaffield, Meredith Michelle HIST-LATAM, INST-GLOBAL, INST-NWHIST
AS.140.105 (04)History of MedicineMW 10:00AM - 10:50AM, F 10:00AM - 10:50AMPomata, GiannaGilman 50MSCH-HUM
AS.100.329 (01)Russian Imagination in Three RevolutionsTh 1:30PM - 3:50PMBrooks, Jeffrey PGilman 377HIST-EUROPE, INST-GLOBAL, INST-NWHIST
AS.100.426 (01)Popular Culture in Early Modern EuropeTTh 9:00AM - 10:15AMMarshall, John WGilman 308HIST-EUROPE, INST-GLOBAL
AS.100.494 (01)Senior Honors SeminarM 1:30PM - 3:50PMRowe, ErinGilman 219
AS.100.427 (01)The Portuguese EmpireW 3:00PM - 5:30PMPaquette, GabrielGarland 97HIST-LATAM, INST-GLOBAL, INST-NWHIST
AS.100.423 (01)Multiethnic JapanW 1:30PM - 3:50PMKim, HayangGilman 308HIST-ASIA, INST-GLOBAL, INST-NWHIST
AS.100.339 (01)In the Land of Others: Minorities in the Pre-Modern MediterraneanTTh 1:30PM - 2:45PMGlazer-Eytan, YonatanGilman 400HIST-EUROPE
AS.140.314 (01)Experimental Bodies: Histories of Human Subjects Research in the 19th and 20th CenturiesTTh 9:00AM - 10:15AMNuriddin, AyahGilman 277
AS.215.406 (01)Novelist IntellectualsM 1:30PM - 4:00PMSeguin, Becquer D GRLL-ENGL
AS.140.105 (03)History of MedicineMW 10:00AM - 10:50AM, F 10:00AM - 10:50AMPomata, GiannaGilman 50MSCH-HUM
AS.310.201 (01)Freshman Seminar: Korean History through Film and LiteratureW 4:30PM - 6:50PMKim, NuriGilman 277HIST-ASIA, INST-GLOBAL
AS.310.402 (01)Labor Politics in ChinaTh 1:30PM - 4:00PMAndreas, Joel, He, GaochaoMergenthaler 526INST-CP, INST-GLOBAL, INST-NWHIST
AS.100.356 (01)W.E.B. Du Bois and the Problem of the Color-LineMW 12:00PM - 1:15PMBrann, Allon YGilman 400HIST-US
AS.211.202 (01)Freshman Seminar: A Thousand Years of Jewish CultureTTh 1:30PM - 2:45PMLang, BeatriceGilman 443GRLL-ENGL, INST-GLOBAL
AS.140.441 (01)Metaphor in Science and MedicineW 1:30PM - 3:50PMTodes, Daniel PGilman 300
AS.211.265 (01)Panorama of German ThoughtTTh 4:30PM - 5:45PMDornbach, MartonGilman 75GRLL-ENGL, GRLL-GERM, INST-PT
AS.215.413 (01)Cuba y EspañaTTh 9:00AM - 10:15AMGonzalez, EduardoHodson 203
AS.211.328 (01)Berlin Between the Wars: Literature, Art, Music, FilmW 1:30PM - 4:00PMSpinner, Samuel JacobBloomberg 172GRLL-ENGL, GRLL-GERM, INST-GLOBAL
AS.300.311 (01)Introduction to Intellectual HistoryTTh 12:00PM - 1:15PMMarrati, Paola, Sirin, HaleGilman 208INST-PT
AS.362.112 (01)Introduction to Africana StudiesM 1:30PM - 3:50PMJohnson, Jessica MarieMaryland 201
AS.310.106 (01)Introduction to Korean History and CultureTTh 12:00PM - 1:15PMKim, NuriGilman 400INST-GLOBAL, INST-NWHIST
AS.211.394 (02)Brazilian Culture & CivilizationMW 1:30PM - 2:45PMDe Azeredo Cerqueira, Flavia Christina, StaffHodson 311INST-NWHIST, INST-GLOBAL, GRLL-ENGL
AS.140.146 (01)History of Public Health in East AsiaTTh 10:30AM - 11:45AMHanson, MartaSmokler Center 301INST-GLOBAL, INST-NWHIST
AS.140.322 (01)Follow the money: Science, technology, and the ‘knowledge economy,’ c.1800-presentW 1:30PM - 3:50PMMercelis, Joris Hans AngeleSmokler Center 301
AS.211.394 (01)Brazilian Culture & CivilizationMW 1:30PM - 2:45PMDe Azeredo Cerqueira, Flavia ChristinaHodson 311INST-NWHIST, INST-GLOBAL, GRLL-ENGL
AS.310.301 (01)Documentary Photography in a Changing ChinaW 1:30PM - 4:00PMHe, GaochaoMergenthaler 252INST-CP
AS.140.313 (01)Psychopolitics: Science, Mind, and SocietyTTh 1:30PM - 2:45PMScharff, Samuel LouisGilman 134BEHB-SOCSCI, MSCH-HUM