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 program, and a option to view additional course information in a pop-up window.

Arts of the Spanish Empire
AS.010.325 (01)

From the sixteenth through the eighteenth centuries, visual forms and practices linked such far-flung places as Mexico City and Naples, Manila and Lima, Cuzco and Antwerp, Quito and Madrid: all cities in the Spanish Empire. This course is conceived as a voyage, moving city by city to explore objects that connected Spain’s vast holdings. We will investigate how the Spanish Crown and the Catholic Church used visual strategies to consolidate political power and instill religious faith across the world; and, alternatively, we will consider how local conditions, concerns, and resistance reshaped those efforts. This course surveys a diverse range of artistic production: religious paintings and sculptures; maps used for imperial surveillance; luxury goods crafted from shimmering feathers, ceramics, ivory, and precious metals; urban design and architecture from the ports of Europe to the highland outposts of the Andes; ephemeral cityscapes for civic performances. In examining such materials, students will be introduced to the art historical methods and theoretical concerns used to study a wide diversity of objects within an imperial frame.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 3:00PM - 4:15PM
  • Instructor: Hyman, Aaron M.
  • Room: Gilman 119
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 16/19
  • PosTag(s): HART-RENBAR

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
  • Days/Times: MW 10:00AM - 10:50AM, F 10:00AM - 10:50AM
  • Instructor: Spiegel, Gabrielle M
  • Room: Olin 305
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 13/25
  • PosTag(s): HIST-EUROPE

Malcolm and Martin: An Introduction to the Lives and Thought of Two Icons of the Black Freedom Struggle
AS.060.328 (01)

Using their recorded speeches, written lectures and published writings and drawing from their biographies, this course will explore the important life work of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. We intend to upend traditional conversations about political radicalism and ethnic politics by analyzing these spokesmen associated most indelibly with black nationalism and racial integration, respectively.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 10:30AM - 11:45AM
  • Instructor: Jackson, Lawrence P
  • Room: Maryland 217
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/18
  • PosTag(s): ENGL-GLOBAL

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
  • Days/Times: MW 10:00AM - 10:50AM, F 10:00AM - 10:50AM
  • Instructor: Spiegel, Gabrielle M
  • Room: Olin 305
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/25
  • 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
  • Days/Times: MW 10:00AM - 10:50AM, F 11:00AM - 11:50AM
  • Instructor: Spiegel, Gabrielle M
  • Room: Olin 305
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 16/25
  • PosTag(s): HIST-EUROPE

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

The Modern European World familiarizes students with key moments, ideas, communities, individuals, and movements which have formed European History since the Revolutionary era.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 11:00AM - 11:50AM, F 10:00AM - 10:50AM
  • Instructor: Hindmarch-Watson, Katie
  • Room: Levering Arellano
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 15/20
  • PosTag(s): HIST-EUROPE

Modern Paris on Film
AS.061.396 (01)

This course uses French film to examine the history of twentieth-century Paris. We will consider how filmmakers interpreted the social, political, and technological transformations that shaped Paris in the modern era, treating movies as expressions of change and means by which filmmakers comment on it. Taught in English. $50 lab fee.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: Th 3:00PM - 5:20PM, W 7:30PM - 10:00PM Screenings
  • Instructor: Mason, Laura
  • Room: Gilman 17
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/18
  • PosTag(s): FILM-CRITST

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
  • Days/Times: MW 10:00AM - 10:50AM, F 11:00AM - 11:50AM
  • Instructor: Spiegel, Gabrielle M
  • Room: Olin 305
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 24/25
  • PosTag(s): HIST-EUROPE

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

The Modern European World familiarizes students with key moments, ideas, communities, individuals, and movements which have formed European History since the Revolutionary era.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 11:00AM - 11:50AM, F 10:00AM - 10:50AM
  • Instructor: Hindmarch-Watson, Katie
  • Room: Levering Arellano
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 11/20
  • PosTag(s): HIST-EUROPE

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

The Modern European World familiarizes students with key moments, ideas, communities, individuals, and movements which have formed European History since the Revolutionary era.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 11:00AM - 11:50AM, F 11:00AM - 11:50AM
  • Instructor: Hindmarch-Watson, Katie
  • Room: Levering Arellano
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 2/20
  • PosTag(s): HIST-EUROPE

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

The Modern European World familiarizes students with key moments, ideas, communities, individuals, and movements which have formed European History since the Revolutionary era.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 11:00AM - 11:50AM, F 11:00AM - 11:50AM
  • Instructor: Hindmarch-Watson, Katie
  • Room: Levering Arellano
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 2/20
  • PosTag(s): HIST-EUROPE

Making America: Race, Radicalism, and Reform
AS.100.113 (01)

This course examines race and social movements in America from the Revolution to 1921.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 11:00AM - 11:50AM, F 11:00AM - 11:50AM
  • Instructor: Walters, Ronald
  • Room: Ames 234
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 2/20
  • PosTag(s): HIST-US

Making America: Race, Radicalism, and Reform
AS.100.113 (02)

This course examines race and social movements in America from the Revolution to 1921.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 11:00AM - 11:50AM, F 11:00AM - 11:50AM
  • Instructor: Walters, Ronald
  • Room: Ames 234
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 3/14
  • PosTag(s): HIST-US

Making America: Race, Radicalism, and Reform
AS.100.113 (03)

This course examines race and social movements in America from the Revolution to 1921.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 11:00AM - 11:50AM, F 12:00PM - 12:50PM
  • Instructor: Walters, Ronald
  • Room: Ames 234
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 11/13
  • PosTag(s): HIST-US

Making America: Race, Radicalism, and Reform
AS.100.113 (04)

This course examines race and social movements in America from the Revolution to 1921.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 11:00AM - 11:50AM, F 12:00PM - 12:50PM
  • Instructor: Walters, Ronald
  • Room: Ames 234
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 8/13
  • PosTag(s): HIST-US

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
  • Days/Times: MW 12:00PM - 1:15PM
  • Instructor: Larson, Pier M
  • Room: Gilman 17
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 14/40
  • PosTag(s): HIST-AFRICA

Freshman Seminar: US-USSR Cold War
AS.100.130 (01)

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

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: Th 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Brooks, Jeffrey P
  • Room: Gilman 186
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 7/19
  • PosTag(s): HIST-EUROPE

Freshman Seminar: In the Land of Others: Minorities in the Pre-Modern Mediterranean
AS.100.135 (01)

This course examines the history of ethno-religious minorities in the Mediterranean during the Later Middle Ages and the Early Modern Period.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 12:00PM - 1:15PM
  • Instructor: Glazer-Eytan, Yonatan
  • Room: Bloomberg 176
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/18
  • PosTag(s): HIST-EUROPE, HIST-MIDEST, HIST-AFRICA

Freshman Seminar: Displacement: A History of U.S. Cities from Urban Renewal to Gentrification
AS.100.140 (01)

“Displacement” explores historical conflicts over urban planning, clearance, and redevelopment. Students will conduct archival research and contribute to an online exhibit that develops the histories of displaced Baltimore neighborhoods.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: Th 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Speller, Morris Elsmere Longley
  • Room: Gilman 305
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 6/12
  • PosTag(s): HIST-US

Chinese Cultural Revolution
AS.100.170 (01)

The Cultural Revolution was Mao Zedong's last attempt to transform Chinese society spiritually and structurally. The events of this period were marked by social upheaval, personal vendettas, violence, massive youth movements, and extreme ideological pressure. This course will explore the Cultural Revolution from a variety of perspectives, focusing on the relationship between events in China from 1966-1976, and their interpretation in China and the West during the Cultural Revolution decade and since. (Previously offered as AS.100.219 and AS.100.236. )

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 11:00AM - 11:50AM, F 11:00AM - 11:50AM
  • Instructor: Meyer-Fong, Tobie
  • Room: Gilman 132
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/20
  • PosTag(s): HIST-ASIA

Chinese Cultural Revolution
AS.100.170 (03)

The Cultural Revolution was Mao Zedong's last attempt to transform Chinese society spiritually and structurally. The events of this period were marked by social upheaval, personal vendettas, violence, massive youth movements, and extreme ideological pressure. This course will explore the Cultural Revolution from a variety of perspectives, focusing on the relationship between events in China from 1966-1976, and their interpretation in China and the West during the Cultural Revolution decade and since. (Previously offered as AS.100.219 and AS.100.236. )

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 11:00AM - 11:50AM, F 11:00AM - 11:50AM
  • Instructor: Meyer-Fong, Tobie
  • Room: Gilman 132
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 1/15
  • PosTag(s): HIST-ASIA

Chinese Cultural Revolution
AS.100.170 (04)

The Cultural Revolution was Mao Zedong's last attempt to transform Chinese society spiritually and structurally. The events of this period were marked by social upheaval, personal vendettas, violence, massive youth movements, and extreme ideological pressure. This course will explore the Cultural Revolution from a variety of perspectives, focusing on the relationship between events in China from 1966-1976, and their interpretation in China and the West during the Cultural Revolution decade and since. (Previously offered as AS.100.219 and AS.100.236. )

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 11:00AM - 11:50AM, F 12:00PM - 12:50PM
  • Instructor: Meyer-Fong, Tobie
  • Room: Gilman 132
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/15
  • PosTag(s): HIST-ASIA

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
  • Days/Times: TTh 1:30PM - 2:45PM
  • Instructor: Harms, Victoria Elizabeth
  • Room: Gilman 55
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 2/40
  • PosTag(s): HIST-EUROPE, INST-GLOBAL

A Comparative History of Jewish and Christian Mysticism
AS.100.273 (01)

This course will trace the historical development of Jewish and Christian mysticism between the 11th and the 19th centuries.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 1:30PM - 2:45PM
  • Instructor: Maciejko, Pawel Tadeusz
  • Room: Gilman 277
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 11/15
  • PosTag(s): HIST-EUROPE, HIST-MIDEST, INST-GLOBAL

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
  • Days/Times: TTh 9:00AM - 10:15AM
  • Instructor: Dorner, Zachary
  • Room: Gilman 377
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 2/19
  • PosTag(s): HIST-EUROPE, HIST-US

Bones, Blood, and Ecstasy: Religious Culture in Western Christendom, 1100-1700
AS.100.230 (01)

Explores religious culture in medieval and early modern Europe, with an emphasis on spiritual beliefs and practices, relics, miracles, pilgrimage, and saint-making. Emphasis on reading and discussing written sources and visual culture.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 10:30AM - 11:45AM
  • Instructor: Rowe, Erin
  • Room: Hodson 311
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 14/30
  • PosTag(s): HIST-EUROPE

Theorizing Marriage in the United States: Historical and Present Considerations
AS.100.258 (01)

This course provides a historical and theoretical overview regarding thinking about marriage. Students will think critically about how matrimony has changed over time, and marriage in contemporary culture.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: M 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Feldman, Lauren B
  • Room: Gilman 313
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 9/14
  • PosTag(s): HIST-US

Undergraduate Seminar in History
AS.100.293 (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
  • Days/Times: W 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Thornberry, Elizabeth
  • Room: Gilman 75
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 9/19
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Expansion and the Early U.S. Republic
AS.100.238 (01)

This course will introduce students to some major issues and problems in the history of the Early U.S. Republic, c. 1750 to 1815, by focusing on the theme of “expansion.”

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 1:30PM - 2:45PM
  • Instructor: Furstenberg, Francois
  • Room: Gilman 219
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 14/25
  • PosTag(s): HIST-US

Caged America: Policing, Confinement, and Criminality in the "Land of the Free"
AS.100.328 (01)

This course focuses on the evolution of law enforcement practices, the history of federal and state prison systems, and the ways in which Americans have understood and reacted to crime.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 4:30PM - 5:45PM
  • Instructor: Shahan, Morgan J
  • Room: Gilman 400
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/18
  • PosTag(s): HIST-US

Undergraduate Seminar in History
AS.100.293 (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
  • Days/Times: T 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: El-leithy, Tamer
  • Room: Gilman 219
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 6/19
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Chinese Cultural Revolution
AS.100.170 (02)

The Cultural Revolution was Mao Zedong's last attempt to transform Chinese society spiritually and structurally. The events of this period were marked by social upheaval, personal vendettas, violence, massive youth movements, and extreme ideological pressure. This course will explore the Cultural Revolution from a variety of perspectives, focusing on the relationship between events in China from 1966-1976, and their interpretation in China and the West during the Cultural Revolution decade and since. (Previously offered as AS.100.219 and AS.100.236. )

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 11:00AM - 11:50AM, F 12:00PM - 12:50PM
  • Instructor: Meyer-Fong, Tobie
  • Room: Gilman 132
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 15/20
  • PosTag(s): HIST-ASIA

Dictatorship, Dissidence and Democracy: Central Europe in the 20th Century
AS.191.333 (01)

Central Europe in the second half of the twentieth century was ground zero in the Cold War, as well as in the battle of ideas that accompanied it. In this course, we will first examine the theory of communism and the practice of Stalinism in the region; then seek to understand the tactics of dissent and the ideas behind it; and finally focus on the collapse of communist in 1989 and the struggle to “democratize” the region in the decade that followed. Over the course of the semester we will examine the relationship between political ideology and everyday life, seeking to understand what big concepts like ‘democracy’ and ‘dictatorship’ really meant for ordinary people from Warsaw and Tallinn to Budapest and East Berlin. We will also discuss Soviet, American and, in the latter part of the course, Russian foreign policy, with special emphasis on outsiders’ use of propaganda and violence to affect political change in the region.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 1:30PM - 2:45PM
  • Instructor: Applebaum, Anne E
  • Room: Krieger Laverty
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 1/19
  • PosTag(s): INST-CP, INST-GLOBAL

Crime, Punishment, Felony and Freedom: Law and Society in Pre-Modern England
AS.100.373 (01)

Using legal texts as a window into English society, we will address the changing nature of royal power, trial by jury, treason, felony, and the freedoms enshrined in the Magna Carta.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 12:00PM - 1:15PM
  • Instructor: Lester, Anne
  • Room: Gilman 219
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 2/19
  • PosTag(s): HIST-EUROPE, INST-GLOBAL

Theorizing the Age of Enormity: Social Theory and the History of the 20th Century
AS.100.408 (01)

We will read and analyze key works of social and critical theory produced in relation to 20th and 21st century problems of state and society, nationalism, empire, totalitarianism, genocide, capitalism, political order, gender, race, sexuality, secularism, religion, environmental catastrophe. Possible readings include Weber, Du Bois, Adorno, Arendt, Foucault, Balibar, Beck among others.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: T 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Moss, Kenneth
  • Room: Gilman 10
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 9/15
  • PosTag(s): INST-GLOBAL, INST-PT

Age of Tolstoy
AS.100.361 (01)

Tolstoy and his era, 1820s to 1910s. Topics include state and politics, empire, the Russian identity, and forms of cultural expression. Students consider "War and Peace" and other masterworks.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: T 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Brooks, Jeffrey P
  • Room: Gilman 377
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/19
  • PosTag(s): INST-GLOBAL, INST-NWHIST, HIST-EUROPE

Conquest, Conversion, and Language Change in the Middle Ages
AS.100.374 (01)

Examines case-studies of imperial conquests (Islamic, Mongol, reconquista, early colonialism) and attendant changes in religion (Christianization; Islamization) and in language (Arabization; transition from Latin to European vernaculars) across medieval Eurasia.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 12:00PM - 1:15PM
  • Instructor: El-leithy, Tamer
  • Room: Gilman 10
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 8/12
  • PosTag(s): INST-GLOBAL, INST-NWHIST, ISLM-ISLMST, HIST-MIDEST, HIST-ASIA, HIST-EUROPE

Technology and the Making of the Modern World
AS.140.393 (01)

This course critically examines the role of technology in some of the main developments that have shaped the modern world, ranging from industrialization and globalization processes to the rise of new political ideologies and gender patterns. This course is co-taught by an instructor from the Smithsonian Institution and will include a public history research project.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: W 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Mercelis, Joris Hans Angele, Molella, Arthur
  • Room: Gilman 377
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 14/19
  • PosTag(s): n/a

20th-Century China
AS.100.348 (01)

The history of China from the last years of the Qing Empire to the post-Mao reforms.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 10:30AM - 11:45AM
  • Instructor: Rowe, William T
  • Room: Gilman 132
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 26/50
  • PosTag(s): INST-GLOBAL, INST-NWHIST, HIST-ASIA

The Year 1968: Rebels, Revolutions & the Right-Wing Backlash
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
  • Days/Times: W 4:30PM - 7:00PM
  • Instructor: Harms, Victoria Elizabeth
  • Room: Gilman 377
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/19
  • PosTag(s): HIST-EUROPE, INST-GLOBAL, HIST-US

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

An advanced undergraduate seminar tracing the history of the Haitian Revolution from its origins in the early modern Atlantic world to its global impact and continuing legacies in the present.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 12:00PM - 1:15PM
  • Instructor: Gaffield, Meredith Michelle
  • Room: Gilman 186
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/15
  • PosTag(s): HIST-EUROPE, HIST-AFRICA, HIST-LATAM, INST-GLOBAL

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
  • Days/Times: MW 10:00AM - 10:50AM, F 10:00AM - 10:50AM
  • Instructor: Fissell, Mary E
  • Room: Hodson 210
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 7/20
  • PosTag(s): MSCH-HUM

London 1580-1830: The History of Britain's capital city
AS.100.413 (01)

Seminar-style class analyzing the social, cultural, gender, religious, economic, and political history of London from Shakespeare's time through revolutions, plague, fire, and commercial, colonial, and industrial expansion.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 10:30AM - 11:45AM
  • Instructor: Marshall, John W
  • Room: Krieger 300
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 2/25
  • PosTag(s): INST-GLOBAL, HIST-EUROPE

Migrants and Refugees in Africa
AS.100.444 (01)

A history of forced and voluntary migration and displacement in Africa, its causes and consequences, with a focus on refugees and labor migrants since 1960.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: W 3:00PM - 5:30PM
  • Instructor: Larson, Pier M
  • Room: Gilman 400
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 1/18
  • PosTag(s): HIST-AFRICA, INST-GLOBAL, INST-CP

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
  • Days/Times: MW 10:00AM - 10:50AM, F 10:00AM - 10:50AM
  • Instructor: Fissell, Mary E
  • Room: Hodson 210
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 8/20
  • 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
  • Days/Times: MW 10:00AM - 10:50AM, F 10:00AM - 10:50AM
  • Instructor: Fissell, Mary E
  • Room: Hodson 210
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/20
  • PosTag(s): MSCH-HUM

Man vs. Machine: Resistance to New Technology since the Industrial Revolution
AS.140.356 (01)

This course analyzes different episodes of “luddism” in the history of science and technology, from the destruction of textile machinery in the early 1800s up to recent controversies about biotechnology and ICT.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: M 3:00PM - 5:20PM
  • Instructor: Mercelis, Joris Hans Angele
  • Room: Krieger 302
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/13
  • PosTag(s): GECS-SOCSCI

Ancient Egypt /Africa
AS.130.328 (01)

Recent excavation and research have shed light on several ancient cultures of the Nile and its tributaries. We will look at the available archaeological and textual (all Egyptian) evidence for these societies and their interactions with Egypt between 3500 and 300 B.C. We will also discuss research aims and methods employed now and in the past in Egypt and the Sudan.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 12:00PM - 1:15PM
  • Instructor: Bryan, Betsy Morrell
  • Room: Gilman 130G
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 9/19
  • PosTag(s): ARCH-ARCH

Historiography Modern China
AS.100.482 (01)

A survey of assumptions and approaches in the study of modern Chinese history, as written by Chinese, Japanese, and Western historians.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: W 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Rowe, William T
  • Room: Gilman 77
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 6/12
  • PosTag(s): INST-GLOBAL, INST-NWHIST, HIST-ASIA

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
  • Days/Times: MW 10:00AM - 10:50AM, F 11:00AM - 11:50AM
  • Instructor: Fissell, Mary E
  • Room: Hodson 210
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/20
  • PosTag(s): MSCH-HUM

Panorama of German Thought
AS.211.265 (01)

This course explores the rich terrain of German literature and philosophical thought, from the Enlightenment to today. At each meeting, we will investigate canonical texts of the German intellectual tradition, with an eye to establishing their well-deserved place in wider, global discourses. In this way, we will learn to think critically with these important literary and philosophical texts from German-speaking lands as a means of viewing and appreciating the full panorama of German thought. Authors discussed may include 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. Students have the option of an additional hour of German discussion (to be scheduled at a mutually agreed time) and doing all the assignments in German for German-language credit (3+1) towards the major or minor. Students interested in that option should register for section 2.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 4:30PM - 5:45PM
  • Instructor: Dornbach, Marton
  • Room: Gilman 313
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/12
  • PosTag(s): GRLL-ENGL, GRLL-GERM, INST-PT

Dante Visits the Afterlife: The Divine Comedy
AS.214.479 (02)

Dante’s Divina commedia is the greatest long poem of the Middle Ages; some say the greatest poem of all time. We will study the Commedia critically to find: (1) What it reveals about the worldview of late-medieval Europe; (2) how it works as poetry; (3) its relation to the intellectual cultures of pagan antiquity and Latin (Catholic) Christianity; (4) its presentation of political and social issues; (5) its influence on intellectual history, in Italy and elsewhere; (6) the challenges it presents to modern readers and translators; (7) what it reveals about Dante’s understanding of cosmology, world history and culture. We will read and discuss the Commedia in English, but students will be expected to familiarize themselves with key Italian terms and concepts. Students taking section 02 (for 4 credits) will spend an additional hour working in Italian at a time to be mutually decided upon by students and professor.

  • Credits: 4.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 12:00PM - 1:15PM, Th 11:00AM - 11:59AM
  • Instructor: Stephens, Walter E
  • Room: Hodson 216
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/6
  • PosTag(s): ENGL-PR1800

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
  • Days/Times: TTh 12:00PM - 1:15PM
  • Instructor: Kim, Nuri
  • Room: Maryland 217
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 1/18
  • PosTag(s): INST-GLOBAL, INST-NWHIST

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
  • Days/Times: Th 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: He, Gaochao
  • Room: Krieger 306
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/18
  • PosTag(s): INST-CP, INST-GLOBAL, INST-NWHIST, INST-ECON

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
  • Days/Times: TTh 9:00AM - 10:15AM
  • Instructor: Nuriddin, Ayah
  • Room: Gilman 300
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 1/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Panorama of German Thought
AS.211.265 (02)

This course explores the rich terrain of German literature and philosophical thought, from the Enlightenment to today. At each meeting, we will investigate canonical texts of the German intellectual tradition, with an eye to establishing their well-deserved place in wider, global discourses. In this way, we will learn to think critically with these important literary and philosophical texts from German-speaking lands as a means of viewing and appreciating the full panorama of German thought. Authors discussed may include 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. Students have the option of an additional hour of German discussion (to be scheduled at a mutually agreed time) and doing all the assignments in German for German-language credit (3+1) towards the major or minor. Students interested in that option should register for section 2.

  • Credits: 4.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 4:30PM - 5:45PM, W 5:00PM - 6:00PM
  • Instructor: Dornbach, Marton
  • Room: Gilman 313
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 1/4
  • PosTag(s): GRLL-ENGL, GRLL-GERM, INST-PT

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
  • Days/Times: MW 1:30PM - 2:45PM
  • Instructor: De Azeredo Cerqueira, Flavia Christina
  • Room: Hodson 305
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/33
  • PosTag(s): INST-NWHIST, INST-GLOBAL, GRLL-ENGL

Freshman Seminar: From Rabbis to Revolutionaries: Modern Jewish Identities
AS.211.217 (01)

Many Jews in the modern period abandoned the traditional religious way of life, but continued to identify strongly as Jews, and even those who remained committed to tradition had to adapt. Through the prism of the Yiddish language, the vernacular of Eastern European Jewry, this course will explore different ways in which Jews reacted to historical developments and embraced political and cultural movements of their time, from the founding of modern Yiddish theater in Romania, to the creation of a Jewish autonomous region in the far east of the Soviet Union, to the development of avant-garde poetry in New York. 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 explore food culture by preparing a meal of Eastern European Jewish dishes. No prior knowledge of Yiddish is necessary for this course

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 1:30PM - 2:45PM
  • Instructor: Lang, Beatrice
  • Room: Gilman 443
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/12
  • PosTag(s): GRLL-ENGL, INST-GLOBAL

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
  • Days/Times: T 1:30PM - 4:30PM
  • Instructor: Shepard, Todd
  • Room: Gilman 305
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 31/40
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Reading through Things: Early Modern Chinese Medicine, Technology, and Art
AS.100.331 (01)

This course introduces the history of late imperial China from the perspective of medicine, technology, and the arts.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 9:00AM - 10:15AM
  • Instructor: Ji, Xiaoqian
  • Room: Gilman 413
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/18
  • PosTag(s): HIST-ASIA, INST-GLOBAL

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
  • Days/Times: TTh 12:00PM - 1:15PM
  • Instructor: Kingsley, Jennifer P
  • Room: Shriver Hall 104
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 22/30
  • PosTag(s): HIST-EUROPE, ARCH-ARCH, PMUS-INTRO

An Interdisciplinary Introduction to the Study of Latin America
AS.215.309 (01)

The course is an interdisciplinary introduction to the study of Latin America. It brings together archeology, ethno-history, art history, literature and environmental studies.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: W 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Castro-Klaren, Sara
  • Room: Smokler Center 213
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 7/19
  • PosTag(s): GRLL-ENGL, GRLL-SPAN, INST-GLOBAL, INST-CP

Heaven on Earth: Art, Power, and Wonder in the Vatican from Antiquity to the Enlightenment
AS.389.357 (01)

A material cultural exploration of the Vatican from the founding of St. Peter’s basilica in antiquity to the establishment of the Vatican Library and Museums in the Renaissance and Enlightenment.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: T 3:00PM - 5:30PM
  • Instructor: Havens, Earle Ashcroft, II.
  • Room: BLC Macksey
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/15
  • PosTag(s): GRLL-ENGL, GRLL-ITAL

Dante Visits the Afterlife: The Divine Comedy
AS.214.479 (01)

Dante’s Divina commedia is the greatest long poem of the Middle Ages; some say the greatest poem of all time. We will study the Commedia critically to find: (1) What it reveals about the worldview of late-medieval Europe; (2) how it works as poetry; (3) its relation to the intellectual cultures of pagan antiquity and Latin (Catholic) Christianity; (4) its presentation of political and social issues; (5) its influence on intellectual history, in Italy and elsewhere; (6) the challenges it presents to modern readers and translators; (7) what it reveals about Dante’s understanding of cosmology, world history and culture. We will read and discuss the Commedia in English, but students will be expected to familiarize themselves with key Italian terms and concepts. Students taking section 02 (for 4 credits) will spend an additional hour working in Italian at a time to be mutually decided upon by students and professor.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 12:00PM - 1:15PM
  • Instructor: Stephens, Walter E
  • Room: Hodson 216
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/13
  • PosTag(s): ENGL-PR1800

Korean History Through Film and Literature
AS.310.322 (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. Prior coursework in East Asian Studies strongly recommended.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: W 4:00PM - 6:20PM
  • Instructor: Kim, Nuri
  • Room: Greenhouse 113
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/12
  • PosTag(s): INST-GLOBAL

Documentary Photography in a Changing China
AS.310.210 (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: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: W 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: He, Gaochao
  • Room: Bloomberg 278
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 13/19
  • PosTag(s): INST-CP

Introduction to African American Studies
AS.362.111 (01)

This course introduces students to the interdisciplinary field of African American Studies, with attention to the literature, film, culture, history, and politics of black life in the United States. Our reading list will likely include texts by David Walker, Frederick Douglass, Frances E.W. Harper, W.E.B. Du Bois, James Baldwin, Amiri Baraka, Toni Morrison, and others.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 1:30PM - 2:45PM
  • Instructor: Jackson, Lawrence P
  • Room: Gilman 55
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 11/18
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Sharing Knowledge: Participatory Archives, Collaborative Storytelling, and Social Justice
AS.389.410 (01)

This course introduces students to collaborative humanities projects that encourage democratic participation among publics more broadly conceived than the academy. We investigate indigenous research methods; collaborative oral history and ethnography; interactive theater; and community archives. Final projects draw on the university’s archival, museum, and library collections.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: Th 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Plaster, Joseph
  • Room: Gilman 277
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/12
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Course # (Section) Title Day/Times Instructor Room PosTag(s) Info
AS.010.325 (01)Arts of the Spanish EmpireMW 3:00PM - 4:15PMHyman, Aaron M.Gilman 119HART-RENBAR
AS.100.102 (02)The Medieval WorldMW 10:00AM - 10:50AM, F 10:00AM - 10:50AMSpiegel, Gabrielle MOlin 305HIST-EUROPE
AS.060.328 (01)Malcolm and Martin: An Introduction to the Lives and Thought of Two Icons of the Black Freedom StruggleTTh 10:30AM - 11:45AMJackson, Lawrence PMaryland 217ENGL-GLOBAL
AS.100.102 (01)The Medieval WorldMW 10:00AM - 10:50AM, F 10:00AM - 10:50AMSpiegel, Gabrielle MOlin 305HIST-EUROPE
AS.100.102 (03)The Medieval WorldMW 10:00AM - 10:50AM, F 11:00AM - 11:50AMSpiegel, Gabrielle MOlin 305HIST-EUROPE
AS.100.104 (02)Modern Europe and the Wider WorldMW 11:00AM - 11:50AM, F 10:00AM - 10:50AMHindmarch-Watson, KatieLevering ArellanoHIST-EUROPE
AS.061.396 (01)Modern Paris on FilmTh 3:00PM - 5:20PM, W 7:30PM - 10:00PM ScreeningsMason, LauraGilman 17FILM-CRITST
AS.100.102 (04)The Medieval WorldMW 10:00AM - 10:50AM, F 11:00AM - 11:50AMSpiegel, Gabrielle MOlin 305HIST-EUROPE
AS.100.104 (01)Modern Europe and the Wider WorldMW 11:00AM - 11:50AM, F 10:00AM - 10:50AMHindmarch-Watson, KatieLevering ArellanoHIST-EUROPE
AS.100.104 (03)Modern Europe and the Wider WorldMW 11:00AM - 11:50AM, F 11:00AM - 11:50AMHindmarch-Watson, KatieLevering ArellanoHIST-EUROPE
AS.100.104 (04)Modern Europe and the Wider WorldMW 11:00AM - 11:50AM, F 11:00AM - 11:50AMHindmarch-Watson, KatieLevering ArellanoHIST-EUROPE
AS.100.113 (01)Making America: Race, Radicalism, and ReformMW 11:00AM - 11:50AM, F 11:00AM - 11:50AMWalters, RonaldAmes 234HIST-US
AS.100.113 (02)Making America: Race, Radicalism, and ReformMW 11:00AM - 11:50AM, F 11:00AM - 11:50AMWalters, RonaldAmes 234HIST-US
AS.100.113 (03)Making America: Race, Radicalism, and ReformMW 11:00AM - 11:50AM, F 12:00PM - 12:50PMWalters, RonaldAmes 234HIST-US
AS.100.113 (04)Making America: Race, Radicalism, and ReformMW 11:00AM - 11:50AM, F 12:00PM - 12:50PMWalters, RonaldAmes 234HIST-US
AS.100.123 (01)Introduction to African History: Diversity, Mobility, InnovationMW 12:00PM - 1:15PMLarson, Pier MGilman 17HIST-AFRICA
AS.100.130 (01)Freshman Seminar: US-USSR Cold WarTh 1:30PM - 4:00PMBrooks, Jeffrey PGilman 186HIST-EUROPE
AS.100.135 (01)Freshman Seminar: In the Land of Others: Minorities in the Pre-Modern MediterraneanTTh 12:00PM - 1:15PMGlazer-Eytan, YonatanBloomberg 176HIST-EUROPE, HIST-MIDEST, HIST-AFRICA
AS.100.140 (01)Freshman Seminar: Displacement: A History of U.S. Cities from Urban Renewal to GentrificationTh 1:30PM - 4:00PMSpeller, Morris Elsmere LongleyGilman 305HIST-US
AS.100.170 (01)Chinese Cultural RevolutionMW 11:00AM - 11:50AM, F 11:00AM - 11:50AMMeyer-Fong, TobieGilman 132HIST-ASIA
AS.100.170 (03)Chinese Cultural RevolutionMW 11:00AM - 11:50AM, F 11:00AM - 11:50AMMeyer-Fong, TobieGilman 132HIST-ASIA
AS.100.170 (04)Chinese Cultural RevolutionMW 11:00AM - 11:50AM, F 12:00PM - 12:50PMMeyer-Fong, TobieGilman 132HIST-ASIA
AS.100.233 (01)History of Modern GermanyTTh 1:30PM - 2:45PMHarms, Victoria ElizabethGilman 55HIST-EUROPE, INST-GLOBAL
AS.100.273 (01)A Comparative History of Jewish and Christian MysticismMW 1:30PM - 2:45PMMaciejko, Pawel TadeuszGilman 277HIST-EUROPE, HIST-MIDEST, INST-GLOBAL
AS.100.291 (01)Medicine in an Age of Empires, 1500-1800TTh 9:00AM - 10:15AMDorner, ZacharyGilman 377HIST-EUROPE, HIST-US
AS.100.230 (01)Bones, Blood, and Ecstasy: Religious Culture in Western Christendom, 1100-1700TTh 10:30AM - 11:45AMRowe, ErinHodson 311HIST-EUROPE
AS.100.258 (01)Theorizing Marriage in the United States: Historical and Present ConsiderationsM 1:30PM - 4:00PMFeldman, Lauren BGilman 313HIST-US
AS.100.293 (02)Undergraduate Seminar in HistoryW 1:30PM - 4:00PMThornberry, ElizabethGilman 75
AS.100.238 (01)Expansion and the Early U.S. RepublicMW 1:30PM - 2:45PMFurstenberg, FrancoisGilman 219HIST-US
AS.100.328 (01)Caged America: Policing, Confinement, and Criminality in the "Land of the Free"TTh 4:30PM - 5:45PMShahan, Morgan JGilman 400HIST-US
AS.100.293 (01)Undergraduate Seminar in HistoryT 1:30PM - 4:00PMEl-leithy, TamerGilman 219
AS.100.170 (02)Chinese Cultural RevolutionMW 11:00AM - 11:50AM, F 12:00PM - 12:50PMMeyer-Fong, TobieGilman 132HIST-ASIA
AS.191.333 (01)Dictatorship, Dissidence and Democracy: Central Europe in the 20th CenturyMW 1:30PM - 2:45PMApplebaum, Anne EKrieger LavertyINST-CP, INST-GLOBAL
AS.100.373 (01)Crime, Punishment, Felony and Freedom: Law and Society in Pre-Modern EnglandMW 12:00PM - 1:15PMLester, AnneGilman 219HIST-EUROPE, INST-GLOBAL
AS.100.408 (01)Theorizing the Age of Enormity: Social Theory and the History of the 20th CenturyT 1:30PM - 4:00PMMoss, KennethGilman 10INST-GLOBAL, INST-PT
AS.100.361 (01)Age of TolstoyT 1:30PM - 4:00PMBrooks, Jeffrey PGilman 377INST-GLOBAL, INST-NWHIST, HIST-EUROPE
AS.100.374 (01)Conquest, Conversion, and Language Change in the Middle AgesMW 12:00PM - 1:15PMEl-leithy, TamerGilman 10INST-GLOBAL, INST-NWHIST, ISLM-ISLMST, HIST-MIDEST, HIST-ASIA, HIST-EUROPE
AS.140.393 (01)Technology and the Making of the Modern WorldW 1:30PM - 4:00PMMercelis, Joris Hans Angele, Molella, ArthurGilman 377
AS.100.348 (01)20th-Century ChinaTTh 10:30AM - 11:45AMRowe, William TGilman 132INST-GLOBAL, INST-NWHIST, HIST-ASIA
AS.100.497 (01)The Year 1968: Rebels, Revolutions & the Right-Wing BacklashW 4:30PM - 7:00PMHarms, Victoria ElizabethGilman 377HIST-EUROPE, INST-GLOBAL, HIST-US
AS.100.376 (01)The Haitian Revolution in Global PerspectiveTTh 12:00PM - 1:15PMGaffield, Meredith MichelleGilman 186HIST-EUROPE, HIST-AFRICA, HIST-LATAM, INST-GLOBAL
AS.140.105 (02)History of MedicineMW 10:00AM - 10:50AM, F 10:00AM - 10:50AMFissell, Mary EHodson 210MSCH-HUM
AS.100.413 (01)London 1580-1830: The History of Britain's capital cityTTh 10:30AM - 11:45AMMarshall, John WKrieger 300INST-GLOBAL, HIST-EUROPE
AS.100.444 (01)Migrants and Refugees in AfricaW 3:00PM - 5:30PMLarson, Pier MGilman 400HIST-AFRICA, INST-GLOBAL, INST-CP
AS.140.105 (03)History of MedicineMW 10:00AM - 10:50AM, F 10:00AM - 10:50AMFissell, Mary EHodson 210MSCH-HUM
AS.140.105 (01)History of MedicineMW 10:00AM - 10:50AM, F 10:00AM - 10:50AMFissell, Mary EHodson 210MSCH-HUM
AS.140.356 (01)Man vs. Machine: Resistance to New Technology since the Industrial RevolutionM 3:00PM - 5:20PMMercelis, Joris Hans AngeleKrieger 302GECS-SOCSCI
AS.130.328 (01)Ancient Egypt /AfricaMW 12:00PM - 1:15PMBryan, Betsy MorrellGilman 130GARCH-ARCH
AS.100.482 (01)Historiography Modern ChinaW 1:30PM - 4:00PMRowe, William TGilman 77INST-GLOBAL, INST-NWHIST, HIST-ASIA
AS.140.105 (04)History of MedicineMW 10:00AM - 10:50AM, F 11:00AM - 11:50AMFissell, Mary EHodson 210MSCH-HUM
AS.211.265 (01)Panorama of German ThoughtTTh 4:30PM - 5:45PMDornbach, MartonGilman 313GRLL-ENGL, GRLL-GERM, INST-PT
AS.214.479 (02)Dante Visits the Afterlife: The Divine ComedyTTh 12:00PM - 1:15PM, Th 11:00AM - 11:59AMStephens, Walter EHodson 216ENGL-PR1800
AS.310.106 (01)Introduction to Korean History and CultureTTh 12:00PM - 1:15PMKim, NuriMaryland 217INST-GLOBAL, INST-NWHIST
AS.310.402 (01)Labor Politics in ChinaTh 1:30PM - 4:00PMHe, GaochaoKrieger 306INST-CP, INST-GLOBAL, INST-NWHIST, INST-ECON
AS.140.314 (01)Experimental Bodies: Histories of Human Subjects Research in the 19th and 20th CenturiesTTh 9:00AM - 10:15AMNuriddin, AyahGilman 300
AS.211.265 (02)Panorama of German ThoughtTTh 4:30PM - 5:45PM, W 5:00PM - 6:00PMDornbach, MartonGilman 313GRLL-ENGL, GRLL-GERM, INST-PT
AS.211.394 (01)Brazilian Culture & CivilizationMW 1:30PM - 2:45PMDe Azeredo Cerqueira, Flavia ChristinaHodson 305INST-NWHIST, INST-GLOBAL, GRLL-ENGL
AS.211.217 (01)Freshman Seminar: From Rabbis to Revolutionaries: Modern Jewish IdentitiesTTh 1:30PM - 2:45PMLang, BeatriceGilman 443GRLL-ENGL, INST-GLOBAL
AS.363.201 (01)Introduction to the Study of Women, Gender, and SexualityT 1:30PM - 4:30PMShepard, ToddGilman 305
AS.100.331 (01)Reading through Things: Early Modern Chinese Medicine, Technology, and ArtTTh 9:00AM - 10:15AMJi, XiaoqianGilman 413HIST-ASIA, INST-GLOBAL
AS.389.201 (01)Introduction to the Museum: Past and PresentTTh 12:00PM - 1:15PMKingsley, Jennifer PShriver Hall 104HIST-EUROPE, ARCH-ARCH, PMUS-INTRO
AS.215.309 (01)An Interdisciplinary Introduction to the Study of Latin AmericaW 1:30PM - 4:00PMCastro-Klaren, SaraSmokler Center 213GRLL-ENGL, GRLL-SPAN, INST-GLOBAL, INST-CP
AS.389.357 (01)Heaven on Earth: Art, Power, and Wonder in the Vatican from Antiquity to the EnlightenmentT 3:00PM - 5:30PMHavens, Earle Ashcroft, II.BLC MackseyGRLL-ENGL, GRLL-ITAL
AS.214.479 (01)Dante Visits the Afterlife: The Divine ComedyTTh 12:00PM - 1:15PMStephens, Walter EHodson 216ENGL-PR1800
AS.310.322 (01)Korean History Through Film and LiteratureW 4:00PM - 6:20PMKim, NuriGreenhouse 113INST-GLOBAL
AS.310.210 (01)Documentary Photography in a Changing ChinaW 1:30PM - 4:00PMHe, GaochaoBloomberg 278INST-CP
AS.362.111 (01)Introduction to African American StudiesMW 1:30PM - 2:45PMJackson, Lawrence PGilman 55
AS.389.410 (01)Sharing Knowledge: Participatory Archives, Collaborative Storytelling, and Social JusticeTh 1:30PM - 4:00PMPlaster, JosephGilman 277

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American Dreams: The Middle Class in U.S. History
AS.100.232 (01)

Why does so much of America consider itself middle class? And how did we get that way? “American Dreams” traces that history from 19th century elites to 20th century suburbia.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: Th 3:00PM - 5:30PM
  • Instructor: Backer, Sam E
  • Room: Shaffer 304
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 1/15
  • PosTag(s): HIST-US

Europe since 1945
AS.100.270 (01)

In this class we focus on such topics as the transatlantic alliance, the Cold War divide, the arms race, détente, migration, European integration and the EU from the end of World War II until today. We will discuss academic literature, movies, documentary films, textual and visual primary sources, and more.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 1:30PM - 2:45PM
  • Instructor: Harms, Victoria Elizabeth
  • Room: Shaffer 100
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 1/45
  • PosTag(s): HIST-EUROPE, INST-GLOBAL, HIST-US

Race & Power in Modern South Africa
AS.100.282 (01)

Overview of modern South African history, with a focus on the origins of the racial state and the development of black liberation movements.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 12:00PM - 12:50PM, F 12:00PM - 12:50PM
  • Instructor: Thornberry, Elizabeth
  • Room: Gilman 17
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/18
  • PosTag(s): INST-GLOBAL, HIST-AFRICA

Race & Power in Modern South Africa
AS.100.282 (02)

Overview of modern South African history, with a focus on the origins of the racial state and the development of black liberation movements.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 12:00PM - 12:50PM, F 11:00AM - 11:50AM
  • Instructor: Thornberry, Elizabeth
  • Room: Gilman 17
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 9/18
  • PosTag(s): INST-GLOBAL, HIST-AFRICA

Making and Unmaking Queer Histories, 1800-Present
AS.100.283 (01)

Making and unmaking queer histories introduces students to some of the major themes and historical developments which shape contemporary understandings of past queer lives and communities in the United States and Western Europe since the nineteenth century.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 12:00PM - 1:15PM
  • Instructor: Hindmarch-Watson, Katie
  • Room: Shriver Hall 001
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/18
  • PosTag(s): HIST-EUROPE, HIST-US, INST-GLOBAL

Undergraduate Seminar in History
AS.100.294 (02)

The second semester of the two-semester sequence required for majors, this course further introduces students to the theory and practice of history. Students write an essay based on original research.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: W 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Thornberry, Elizabeth
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 1/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

French Masculinities
AS.061.397 (01)

Examines changing ideals of masculinity in France after 1960 as they found expression on film, rooting the work of iconic stars and directors in their cultural, political and historical contexts.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: T 3:00PM - 5:20PM, M 7:30PM - 10:00PM Screenings
  • Instructor: Mason, Laura
  • Room: Latrobe 120
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 13/18
  • PosTag(s): FILM-CRITST

Pop History from King Arthur to Game of Thrones
AS.100.242 (01)

This course explores the use of history for cultural & political purposes in the Anglo-American world from 1500-today. Students will examine how real and imaginary histories have functioned as political propaganda, catalysts of national identity, and weapons in culture wars. The course draws on a range of media, including text, YouTube, video games, podcasts, and movies.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 10:30AM - 11:45AM
  • Instructor: Megerian, Jonathan Ryan
  • Room: Krieger Laverty
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/18
  • PosTag(s): HIST-EUROPE, INST-GLOBAL

Undergraduate Seminar in History
AS.100.294 (01)

The second semester of the two-semester sequence required for majors, this course further introduces students to the theory and practice of history. Students write an essay based on original research.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: T 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: El-leithy, Tamer
  • Room: Mudd 26
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

American Intellectual History since the Civil War
AS.100.295 (01)

Readings in American social thought since 1865, ranging across developments in philosophy, literature, law, economics, and political theory.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 10:00AM - 10:50AM, F 10:00AM - 10:50AM
  • Instructor: Burgin, Angus
  • Room: Gilman 50
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/15
  • PosTag(s): HIST-US

American Intellectual History since the Civil War
AS.100.295 (02)

Readings in American social thought since 1865, ranging across developments in philosophy, literature, law, economics, and political theory.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 10:00AM - 10:50AM, F 11:00AM - 11:50AM
  • Instructor: Burgin, Angus
  • Room: Gilman 50
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 6/15
  • PosTag(s): HIST-US

American Intellectual History since the Civil War
AS.100.295 (03)

Readings in American social thought since 1865, ranging across developments in philosophy, literature, law, economics, and political theory.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 10:00AM - 10:50AM, F 10:00AM - 10:50AM
  • Instructor: Burgin, Angus
  • Room: Gilman 50
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/15
  • PosTag(s): HIST-US

American Intellectual History since the Civil War
AS.100.295 (04)

Readings in American social thought since 1865, ranging across developments in philosophy, literature, law, economics, and political theory.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 10:00AM - 10:50AM, F 11:00AM - 11:50AM
  • Instructor: Burgin, Angus
  • Room: Gilman 50
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/15
  • PosTag(s): HIST-US

The Rise and the Fall of the Modern City: An Environmental History Perspective
AS.100.318 (01)

This course explores how environmental history analyzes the transformations of cities in the West from 1750 to the early 2000s. An emphasis will be placed on historiographical debates and concepts, but also on agency and relations of power. The course also analyze how the environment is a construct, a production of discourses, representations, and debates.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 3:00PM - 4:15PM
  • Instructor: de Font-Reaulx, Constance Marie Anne
  • Room: Bloomberg 276
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 1/18
  • PosTag(s): HIST-US, HIST-EUROPE, INST-GLOBAL, ENVS-MAJOR, ENVS-MINOR

The Domestic Slave Trade in Antebellum America
AS.100.322 (01)

An introduction to the domestic slave trade of the 19th century United States. Topics will include the scale of the trade, its impact on enslaved families and redistributive justice/reparations.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: W 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Williams, Jennie Katherine
  • Room: Bloomberg 178
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 13/15
  • PosTag(s): HIST-US

Making Money in the Atlantic World
AS.100.333 (01)

The history of money is a history of power exercised by states, institutions, and individuals. It is also a history of the structural possibilities and constraints faced by people in the past. We will address making, using, and conceptualizing money in the early modern Atlantic World, a time and a place of expanding empires, extractive enterprises, and changing categories of difference like race, gender, and class.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: Th 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Dorner, Zachary
  • Room: Hodson 110
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 6/15
  • PosTag(s): HIST-US, HIST-EUROPE

The American West
AS.100.335 (02)

This course explores the expansion and creation of an American West—and its inhabitants—from the Constitution to the end of the nineteenth century.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 11:00AM - 11:50AM, F 12:00PM - 12:50PM
  • Instructor: Walters, Ronald
  • Room: Gilman 55
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 14/20
  • PosTag(s): HIST-US

Peter to Putin: Survey
AS.100.305 (01)

Seminar on modern Russia. No midterm and no final. 6 short weekly journals, two short papers, and two small quizzes.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: Th 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Brooks, Jeffrey P
  • Room: Gilman 413
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/16
  • PosTag(s): HIST-EUROPE, INST-GLOBAL, INST-NWHIST

The American West
AS.100.335 (01)

This course explores the expansion and creation of an American West—and its inhabitants—from the Constitution to the end of the nineteenth century.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 11:00AM - 11:50AM, F 11:00AM - 11:50AM
  • Instructor: Walters, Ronald
  • Room: Gilman 55
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 3/20
  • PosTag(s): HIST-US

Society & Social Change in 18th Century China
AS.100.422 (01)

What did Chinese local society look like under the Qing Empire, and how did it change over the early modern era?

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: W 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Rowe, William T
  • Room: Gilman 308
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 6/12
  • PosTag(s): INST-GLOBAL

Images of Postwar Japan
AS.100.398 (01)

This seminar explores Japan’s changing place in the world in the decades following World War II, with an emphasis on analyzing visual media such as photographs, films, advertisements, and comic books. Topics include relations with the U.S. and other countries in East Asia, particularly the two Koreas; the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki; and the global contexts for an expanding Japanese consumerism in the late 20th century.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: Th 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Kim, Hayang
  • Room: Maryland 109
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/12
  • PosTag(s): INST-GLOBAL, HIST-ASIA

The Holocaust in Jewish History and in Global Culture
AS.100.415 (01)

Key works on the history of Nazi Germany’s murder of European Jewry during the Second World War; Jewish responses; the recasting of Jewish and global thought in relation to this signal event; genocide and ‘ethnic cleansing’ since the Holocaust.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: T 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Moss, Kenneth
  • Room: Maryland 114
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 3/19
  • PosTag(s): HIST-EUROPE, INST-GLOBAL

The United Kingdom? A Cultural History of Four Nations, 1707-Present
AS.100.336 (01)

This course delves into the variegated, often divergent national politics, social landscapes, and cultural shifts in England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland since Britain’s Acts of Union in 1707.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 9:00AM - 10:15AM
  • Instructor: Hindmarch-Watson, Katie
  • Room: Gilman 134
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 1/18
  • PosTag(s): HIST-EUROPE, INST-GLOBAL, INST-CP

Soviet-American Cold War
AS.100.346 (01)

The focus will be on Soviet-American interactions, Cold-War Cultures, and the impact on both societies.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: T 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Brooks, Jeffrey P
  • Room: Gilman 413
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/16
  • PosTag(s): HIST-EUROPE, HIST-US, INST-GLOBAL, INST-NWHIST

Playing in the White: Black Writers, the Literary Colorline and Writing Whiteness
AS.100.354 (01)

This course will turn to known and not-so-known black writers during the early to mid-twentieth century who defied literary expectation and wrote stories that featured or focused on whiteness. We will consider what whiteness offered black writers and the political work that their literary experimentations did for a white American publishing industry.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: Th 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Mott, Shani T
  • Room: Hodson 316
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/15
  • PosTag(s): HIST-US

Brazilian Paradoxes: Slavery, Race, and Inequality in Brazil (from a Portuguese Colony to the World’s 8th Largest Economy)
AS.100.394 (01)

Place of contrasts, Brazil has a multi-ethnic cultural heritage challenged by social and racial inequalities. Its political life remains chaotic. We will examine these problems through Brazilian history and culture.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 3:00PM - 4:15PM
  • Instructor: Hebrard, Jean Michel Louis
  • Room: Smokler Center Library
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/15
  • PosTag(s): HIST-LATAM, INST-GLOBAL, INST-NWHIST

Themes and Concepts in Jewish History
AS.100.369 (01)

The course will introduce the student to the main themes and debates in Jewish historiography from the 19th century to the present.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 1:30PM - 2:45PM
  • Instructor: Maciejko, Pawel Tadeusz
  • Room: Gilman 134
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 11/18
  • PosTag(s): INST-GLOBAL, HIST-EUROPE, HIST-MIDEST

Culture & Society in the High Middle Ages
AS.100.365 (02)

History 100.365 will consist of two lectures a week and one discussion section. Readings focus when possible on primary sources. It will cover the social, economic, political and intellectual development of medieval society, beginning with the rise of feudal society, the development of medieval courtly culture, primarily the creation of epic and romance literature in the various courts of Europe; the creation of universities and the intellectual revival of Europe in the form of scholasticism; the re-emergence of trade and, with it, the rise of a middle class, the political development of royal authority which was tantamount to the creation of the modern national state and finally, the emergence of heresy and new forms of spirituality in the late Middle Ages to combat it, especially with the creation of the Dominican and Franciscan monastic orders.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 11:00AM - 11:50AM, F 12:00PM - 12:50PM
  • Instructor: Spiegel, Gabrielle M
  • Room: Gilman 17
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 20/20
  • PosTag(s): HIST-EUROPE, INST-GLOBAL

The Age of Reason on the Silver Screen: Cinematic Representations of the Enlightenment
AS.100.377 (01)

This course will discuss the problem of historical representation on the basis of an analysis of movies depicting the Age of the Enlightenment.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 10:30AM - 11:45AM
  • Instructor: Maciejko, Pawel Tadeusz
  • Room: Smokler Center 213
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 2/15
  • PosTag(s): HIST-EUROPE, HIST-EUROPE, GRLL-ENGL

Culture & Society in the High Middle Ages
AS.100.365 (01)

History 100.365 will consist of two lectures a week and one discussion section. Readings focus when possible on primary sources. It will cover the social, economic, political and intellectual development of medieval society, beginning with the rise of feudal society, the development of medieval courtly culture, primarily the creation of epic and romance literature in the various courts of Europe; the creation of universities and the intellectual revival of Europe in the form of scholasticism; the re-emergence of trade and, with it, the rise of a middle class, the political development of royal authority which was tantamount to the creation of the modern national state and finally, the emergence of heresy and new forms of spirituality in the late Middle Ages to combat it, especially with the creation of the Dominican and Franciscan monastic orders.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 11:00AM - 11:50AM, F 11:00AM - 11:50AM
  • Instructor: Spiegel, Gabrielle M
  • Room: Gilman 17
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 11/20
  • PosTag(s): HIST-EUROPE, INST-GLOBAL

Modernity, Catastrophe, and Power in Jewish History: 1881 to the Present
AS.100.371 (01)

Jewish history, politics, and culture across a century of enormous transformations and transformative enormities in Europe, the US, and the Middle East. Topics include: impacts on Jewish life of World War I, the Russian Revolution, and the post-imperial reordering of the Eastern Europe and the Middle East; Zionism and other modes of Jewish contestatory politics; the consolidation of American Jewry; Nazism and the Holocaust in Europe; formation and development of the State of Israel; the global reordering of Jewish life amid cross-currents of the Cold War, conflict in the Middle East, and success in the US. Substantial attention to recent and contemporary history including the dramatic changes in Israeli society and polity over the past forty years and the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: M 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Moss, Kenneth
  • Room: Gilman 308
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 9/19
  • PosTag(s): INST-GLOBAL, HIST-EUROPE, HIST-US, HIST-MIDEST

Histories of Women and the Vote
AS.100.375 (01)

The year 2020 will mark 100 years since the 19th Amendment guaranteed American women the right to vote. Or did it? This course will examine the long history of women’s voting rights in the United States, including the story that extends from a convention at Seneca Falls, NY to a constitutional amendment. It will also examine alternative stories, especially those of women of color whose campaigns for the vote did not end in 1920 – and continue until today.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: M 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Jones, Martha Suzanne
  • Room: Ames 218
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/18
  • PosTag(s): HIST-US

Early Modern China
AS.100.347 (01)

The history of China from the 16th to the late 19th centuries.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 10:30AM - 11:45AM
  • Instructor: Rowe, William T
  • Room: Krieger 170
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/40
  • PosTag(s): HIST-ASIA, INST-NWHIST, INST-GLOBAL

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
  • Days/Times: TTh 10:30AM - 11:45AM
  • Instructor: Marshall, John W
  • Room: Gilman 75
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/25
  • PosTag(s): INST-GLOBAL, HIST-EUROPE

The Cold War as Sports History
AS.100.386 (01)

Sport is key to understanding the Cold War. We will investigate how the Cold War has shaped sports, the Olympic movement, the role of athletes and international competitions and how sports relate to race, gender, and class. We will discuss the ways in which sports confirm and consolidate but also challenge and change social structures and opportunities of self-fulfillment and social advancement.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: W 3:00PM - 5:30PM
  • Instructor: Harms, Victoria Elizabeth
  • Room: Shriver Hall 001
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/19
  • PosTag(s): HIST-EUROPE, INST-GLOBAL

Jews, Muslims, and Christians in the Medieval World
AS.194.201 (01)

The three most widespread monotheisms have much more in common than is generally portrayed: a common founding figure, a partly shared succession of prophets, closely comparable ethical concerns and religious practices, a history of coexistence and of cultural, religious, social and economic interaction. This course will focus on a number of key texts and historical events that have shaped the relationships between Jews, Muslims, and Christians during the Middle Ages and contributed to their reciprocal construction of the image of the “other.” The geographical center of the course will be the Mediterranean and the Near and Middle East, a true cradle of civilizations, religions, and exchange.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MWF 11:00AM - 11:50AM
  • Instructor: Ferrario, Gabriele
  • Room: Hodson 216
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 3/30
  • PosTag(s): ISLM-ISLMST, INST-GLOBAL

Queer & Trans Public History
AS.389.230 (01)

This course introduces students to a blend of public history, queer studies and transgender studies. Students learn oral history and archival research methods as they draw on and contribute to the university’s archival, museum, and library collections.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 10:30AM - 11:45AM
  • Instructor: Plaster, Joseph
  • Room:  
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/15
  • PosTag(s): PMUS-INTRO

Introduction to Africana Studies
AS.362.112 (01)

This course introduces students to the field of Africana Studies. It focuses on the historical experience, intellectual ideas, theories, and cultural production of African-descended people. We will consider how people of the black diaspora remember and encounter Africa. We will explore, too, how such people have lived, spoken, written, and produced art about colonialism and enslavement, gender and mobility, violence and pleasure. This course will be thematically organized and invite you to center your own stories about black people within your understanding of the modern world and its making.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: WF 1:30PM - 2:45PM
  • Instructor: Mott, Shani T
  • Room: Shaffer 300
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Interpreting Hopkins as Historic Site
AS.389.275 (01)

This hands-on course explores interpretive strategies for historic sites and culminates in the production of original, research-based, outdoor interpretive exhibits on the Homewood Campus.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: T 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Kingsley, Jennifer P
  • Room: Hackerman 320
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/12
  • PosTag(s): PMUS-PRAC, ARCH-RELATE

Senior Honors Seminar
AS.100.495 (01)

The Senior Honors Seminar is a coordinating seminar for senior history majors who are writing senior honors theses and wish to graduate with departmental honors. To be taken concurrently with AS.100.508, Senior Thesis.

  • Credits: 1.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: M 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Rowe, Erin
  • Room: Smokler Center 213
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 14/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Gods and Monsters in Ancient Egypt
AS.130.126 (01)

A basic introduction to Egyptian Religion, with a special focus on the nature of the gods and how humans interact with them. We will devote particular time to the Book of the Dead and to the "magical" aspects of religion designed for protective purposes.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MWF 11:00AM - 11:50AM
  • Instructor: Jasnow, Richard
  • Room: Gilman 50
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 4/100
  • PosTag(s): ARCH-RELATE

The Religions of Korea
AS.310.222 (01)

This course offers an overview of the religions of Korea, both indigenous and foreign, old and new. Attention will be paid to the history of these religions, their impact on society, as well as their teachings and objectives. Students will engage with various forms of secondary as well as primary sources including scriptures, sermons, and religious tracts.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 12:00PM - 1:15PM
  • Instructor: Kim, Nuri
  • Room: Mattin Center 160
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/19
  • PosTag(s): INST-CP, INST-GLOBAL, INST-NWHIST

Writing Power, or Dueling in Print with Light Sabers: An RIC Seminar on Scholarly Composition
AS.100.490 (01)

A first-of-its kind seminar hosted by the Program in Racism, Immigration, and Citizenship, this course explores the practice of composition for professional writers. It considers the “light” and “dark” sides of clear, direct scholarly writing and intentional, academic obfuscation, respectively. Attendees will also learn strategies and potential hazards that accompany the written description of power in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: W 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Connolly, Nathan D
  • Room: Krieger 306
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Witchcraft and Demonology in Literature and the Arts
AS.211.477 (01)

Who were the witches? Why were they persecuted for hundreds of years? Why were women identified as the witches par excellence? How many witches were put to death between 1400 and 1800? What traits did European witch-mythologies share with other societies? After the witch-hunts ended, how did “The Witch” go from being “monstrous” to being “admirable” and even “sexy”? Answers are found in history and anthropology, but also in theology,literature, folklore, music, and the visual arts, including cinema.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 10:30AM - 11:45AM
  • Instructor: Stephens, Walter E
  • Room: Gilman 132
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 1/40
  • PosTag(s): GRLL-ENGL, GRLL-ITAL

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
  • Days/Times: W 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Kim, Hayang
  • Room: Hodson 213
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/12
  • PosTag(s): INST-GLOBAL, HIST-ASIA

Course # (Section) Title Day/Times Instructor Room PosTag(s) Info
AS.100.232 (01)American Dreams: The Middle Class in U.S. HistoryTh 3:00PM - 5:30PMBacker, Sam EShaffer 304HIST-US
AS.100.270 (01)Europe since 1945TTh 1:30PM - 2:45PMHarms, Victoria ElizabethShaffer 100HIST-EUROPE, INST-GLOBAL, HIST-US
AS.100.282 (01)Race & Power in Modern South AfricaMW 12:00PM - 12:50PM, F 12:00PM - 12:50PMThornberry, ElizabethGilman 17INST-GLOBAL, HIST-AFRICA
AS.100.282 (02)Race & Power in Modern South AfricaMW 12:00PM - 12:50PM, F 11:00AM - 11:50AMThornberry, ElizabethGilman 17INST-GLOBAL, HIST-AFRICA
AS.100.283 (01)Making and Unmaking Queer Histories, 1800-PresentTTh 12:00PM - 1:15PMHindmarch-Watson, KatieShriver Hall 001HIST-EUROPE, HIST-US, INST-GLOBAL
AS.100.294 (02)Undergraduate Seminar in HistoryW 1:30PM - 4:00PMThornberry, Elizabeth 
AS.061.397 (01)French MasculinitiesT 3:00PM - 5:20PM, M 7:30PM - 10:00PM ScreeningsMason, LauraLatrobe 120FILM-CRITST
AS.100.242 (01)Pop History from King Arthur to Game of ThronesTTh 10:30AM - 11:45AMMegerian, Jonathan RyanKrieger LavertyHIST-EUROPE, INST-GLOBAL
AS.100.294 (01)Undergraduate Seminar in HistoryT 1:30PM - 4:00PMEl-leithy, TamerMudd 26
AS.100.295 (01)American Intellectual History since the Civil WarMW 10:00AM - 10:50AM, F 10:00AM - 10:50AMBurgin, AngusGilman 50HIST-US
AS.100.295 (02)American Intellectual History since the Civil WarMW 10:00AM - 10:50AM, F 11:00AM - 11:50AMBurgin, AngusGilman 50HIST-US
AS.100.295 (03)American Intellectual History since the Civil WarMW 10:00AM - 10:50AM, F 10:00AM - 10:50AMBurgin, AngusGilman 50HIST-US
AS.100.295 (04)American Intellectual History since the Civil WarMW 10:00AM - 10:50AM, F 11:00AM - 11:50AMBurgin, AngusGilman 50HIST-US
AS.100.318 (01)The Rise and the Fall of the Modern City: An Environmental History PerspectiveTTh 3:00PM - 4:15PMde Font-Reaulx, Constance Marie AnneBloomberg 276HIST-US, HIST-EUROPE, INST-GLOBAL, ENVS-MAJOR, ENVS-MINOR
AS.100.322 (01)The Domestic Slave Trade in Antebellum AmericaW 1:30PM - 4:00PMWilliams, Jennie KatherineBloomberg 178HIST-US
AS.100.333 (01)Making Money in the Atlantic WorldTh 1:30PM - 4:00PMDorner, ZacharyHodson 110HIST-US, HIST-EUROPE
AS.100.335 (02)The American WestMW 11:00AM - 11:50AM, F 12:00PM - 12:50PMWalters, RonaldGilman 55HIST-US
AS.100.305 (01)Peter to Putin: SurveyTh 1:30PM - 4:00PMBrooks, Jeffrey PGilman 413HIST-EUROPE, INST-GLOBAL, INST-NWHIST
AS.100.335 (01)The American WestMW 11:00AM - 11:50AM, F 11:00AM - 11:50AMWalters, RonaldGilman 55HIST-US
AS.100.422 (01)Society & Social Change in 18th Century ChinaW 1:30PM - 4:00PMRowe, William TGilman 308INST-GLOBAL
AS.100.398 (01)Images of Postwar JapanTh 1:30PM - 4:00PMKim, HayangMaryland 109INST-GLOBAL, HIST-ASIA
AS.100.415 (01)The Holocaust in Jewish History and in Global CultureT 1:30PM - 4:00PMMoss, KennethMaryland 114HIST-EUROPE, INST-GLOBAL
AS.100.336 (01)The United Kingdom? A Cultural History of Four Nations, 1707-PresentTTh 9:00AM - 10:15AMHindmarch-Watson, KatieGilman 134HIST-EUROPE, INST-GLOBAL, INST-CP
AS.100.346 (01)Soviet-American Cold WarT 1:30PM - 4:00PMBrooks, Jeffrey PGilman 413HIST-EUROPE, HIST-US, INST-GLOBAL, INST-NWHIST
AS.100.354 (01)Playing in the White: Black Writers, the Literary Colorline and Writing WhitenessTh 1:30PM - 4:00PMMott, Shani THodson 316HIST-US
AS.100.394 (01)Brazilian Paradoxes: Slavery, Race, and Inequality in Brazil (from a Portuguese Colony to the World’s 8th Largest Economy)TTh 3:00PM - 4:15PMHebrard, Jean Michel LouisSmokler Center LibraryHIST-LATAM, INST-GLOBAL, INST-NWHIST
AS.100.369 (01)Themes and Concepts in Jewish HistoryMW 1:30PM - 2:45PMMaciejko, Pawel TadeuszGilman 134INST-GLOBAL, HIST-EUROPE, HIST-MIDEST
AS.100.365 (02)Culture & Society in the High Middle AgesMW 11:00AM - 11:50AM, F 12:00PM - 12:50PMSpiegel, Gabrielle MGilman 17HIST-EUROPE, INST-GLOBAL
AS.100.377 (01)The Age of Reason on the Silver Screen: Cinematic Representations of the EnlightenmentTTh 10:30AM - 11:45AMMaciejko, Pawel TadeuszSmokler Center 213HIST-EUROPE, HIST-EUROPE, GRLL-ENGL
AS.100.365 (01)Culture & Society in the High Middle AgesMW 11:00AM - 11:50AM, F 11:00AM - 11:50AMSpiegel, Gabrielle MGilman 17HIST-EUROPE, INST-GLOBAL
AS.100.371 (01)Modernity, Catastrophe, and Power in Jewish History: 1881 to the PresentM 1:30PM - 4:00PMMoss, KennethGilman 308INST-GLOBAL, HIST-EUROPE, HIST-US, HIST-MIDEST
AS.100.375 (01)Histories of Women and the VoteM 1:30PM - 4:00PMJones, Martha SuzanneAmes 218HIST-US
AS.100.347 (01)Early Modern ChinaTTh 10:30AM - 11:45AMRowe, William TKrieger 170HIST-ASIA, INST-NWHIST, INST-GLOBAL
AS.100.426 (01)Popular Culture in Early Modern EuropeTTh 10:30AM - 11:45AMMarshall, John WGilman 75INST-GLOBAL, HIST-EUROPE
AS.100.386 (01)The Cold War as Sports HistoryW 3:00PM - 5:30PMHarms, Victoria ElizabethShriver Hall 001HIST-EUROPE, INST-GLOBAL
AS.194.201 (01)Jews, Muslims, and Christians in the Medieval WorldMWF 11:00AM - 11:50AMFerrario, GabrieleHodson 216ISLM-ISLMST, INST-GLOBAL
AS.389.230 (01)Queer & Trans Public HistoryTTh 10:30AM - 11:45AMPlaster, Joseph PMUS-INTRO
AS.362.112 (01)Introduction to Africana StudiesWF 1:30PM - 2:45PMMott, Shani TShaffer 300
AS.389.275 (01)Interpreting Hopkins as Historic SiteT 1:30PM - 4:00PMKingsley, Jennifer PHackerman 320PMUS-PRAC, ARCH-RELATE
AS.100.495 (01)Senior Honors SeminarM 1:30PM - 4:00PMRowe, ErinSmokler Center 213
AS.130.126 (01)Gods and Monsters in Ancient EgyptMWF 11:00AM - 11:50AMJasnow, RichardGilman 50ARCH-RELATE
AS.310.222 (01)The Religions of KoreaMW 12:00PM - 1:15PMKim, NuriMattin Center 160INST-CP, INST-GLOBAL, INST-NWHIST
AS.100.490 (01)Writing Power, or Dueling in Print with Light Sabers: An RIC Seminar on Scholarly CompositionW 1:30PM - 4:00PMConnolly, Nathan DKrieger 306
AS.211.477 (01)Witchcraft and Demonology in Literature and the ArtsTTh 10:30AM - 11:45AMStephens, Walter EGilman 132GRLL-ENGL, GRLL-ITAL
AS.100.423 (01)Multiethnic JapanW 1:30PM - 4:00PMKim, HayangHodson 213INST-GLOBAL, HIST-ASIA