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.

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:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 13/20
  • PosTag(s): HIST-EUROPE

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: T 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Brooks, Jeffrey P
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 18/18
  • PosTag(s): HIST-EUROPE

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: TTh 9:00AM - 10:15AM
  • Instructor: Larson, Pier M
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 12/38
  • PosTag(s): HIST-AFRICA

A Republic in Crisis: Florence 1490-1530
AS.010.401 (01)

The era identified as the “High Renaissance” in Florence was one of the most dystopian in the history of the city, a period of terror and explosive political crisis beginning with the expulsion of the Medici, followed by the theocratic Savonarolan regime in 1494, the repressive Medici restoration of 1513 and concluding with the fall of the “Last Republic” in 1530. Much of the most distinctive cultural production associated with this period - the sermons of Savonarola, the writings of Machiavelli, and major works of art by Michelangelo and others, is concerned with the relocation of Florentine identity following an experience of rupture with history and tradition, leading to a fundamental revaluation of the past and of the significance of history and memory. We will examine cultural transformation under a succession of Republican and autocratic regimes, with a particular attention to the process of “image-making” on the part of the state, of factions within it, of writers and ideologues, and - not least - of artists.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 1:30PM - 2:45PM
  • Instructor: Campbell, Stephen
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 9/20
  • 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:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 6/20
  • PosTag(s): HIST-EUROPE

Freshman Seminar: Monuments and Memory in Asian History
AS.100.130 (02)

Sites like the Forbidden City, the Great Wall of China, the Taj Mahal, and Angkor Wat conjure images that often have more to do with fantasy than fact. Why (and how) were these monuments first made? What forces have transformed them into symbols of national identity and cultural otherness? This seminar will explore the ritual, political, historical, and religious significance of monumental sites in Asia. We will also examine their more recent role as signifiers of cultural and national identities--and in tourism.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: W 4:30PM - 7:00PM
  • Instructor: Meyer-Fong, Tobie
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 12/12
  • PosTag(s): HIST-EUROPE

Introduction to Modern Jewish History
AS.100.129 (02)

Jewish history 1750-present in Europe, the Near East, the US, Israel; the challenges of modernity and new forms of Jewish life and conflict from Enlightenment and emancipation, Hasidism, Reform and Orthodox Judaism to capitalism and socialism; empire, nationalism and Zionism; the Holocaust. Extensive attention to US Jewry and State of Israel.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 11:00AM - 11:50AM, F 12:00PM - 12:50PM
  • Instructor: Moss, Kenneth
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 13/20
  • PosTag(s): HIST-EUROPE, HIST-MIDEST, HIST-US

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:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 3/20
  • PosTag(s): HIST-EUROPE

Introduction to Modern Jewish History
AS.100.129 (01)

Jewish history 1750-present in Europe, the Near East, the US, Israel; the challenges of modernity and new forms of Jewish life and conflict from Enlightenment and emancipation, Hasidism, Reform and Orthodox Judaism to capitalism and socialism; empire, nationalism and Zionism; the Holocaust. Extensive attention to US Jewry and State of Israel.

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

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:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 18/20
  • PosTag(s): HIST-EUROPE

Reformation and Counter Reformation Europe
AS.100.216 (01)

This course explores the series of religious and political conflicts that make up what are known now as the Reformation and Counter-Reformation in Europe.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 3:00PM - 4:15PM
  • Instructor: Hinchliff, Catherine M
  • Room:  
  • Status: Reserved Open
  • Seats Available: 15/18
  • PosTag(s): HIST-EUROPE, INST-GLOBAL

History of Modern Germany
AS.100.233 (01)

There is more to Germany than beer, BMWs, and Bayern Munich. We explore politics, culture, economics and society to understand Germany and its role within Europe from the 18th century to the ‘Refugee Crisis’ and immigration today.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 1:30PM - 2:45PM
  • Instructor: Harms, Victoria Elizabeth
  • Room:  
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/40
  • PosTag(s): HIST-EUROPE, INST-GLOBAL

History through Things: Objects, Circulation, and Encounters in the Medieval World
AS.100.416 (01)

Objects from the past offer a powerful window into a set of experiences not recorded in texts. We will follow objects and things as they appear in lists, letters, and descriptions, as they travel surprising routes, and bring to life the medieval world before 1400.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: T 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Lester, Anne
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 6/12
  • PosTag(s): HIST-EUROPE, HIST-MIDEST

From Darwin to Babar: Animals and Humans in Historical Perspective
AS.100.249 (01)

This course explores perspectives on the animal/human boundary from the eighteenth century through today. Topics will include biological classification, mosquito-borne diseases, animal rights movements, evolutionary theory, colonialism, Nazism, and conservation.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 3:00PM - 4:15PM
  • Instructor: Naiman, Thera
  • Room:  
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/18
  • PosTag(s): HIST-EUROPE, MSCH-HUM, ENVS-MAJOR, ENVS-MINOR

Old Regime and Revolutionary France
AS.100.303 (01)

Examines the history of France from the reign of Louis XIV to the French Revolution, focusing on early modern society, popular culture, absolutism, the Enlightenment, overseas empire, and the French and Haitian Revolutions.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 4:30PM - 5:45PM
  • Instructor: Kwass, Michael
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 2/15
  • PosTag(s): HIST-EUROPE, INST-GLOBAL

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
  • Days/Times: MW 11:00AM - 11:50AM, F 11:00AM - 11:50AM
  • Instructor: Morgan, Philip
  • Room:  
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/20
  • PosTag(s): INST-GLOBAL, HIST-US

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
  • Days/Times: MW 11:00AM - 11:50AM, F 12:00PM - 12:50PM
  • Instructor: Morgan, Philip
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 6/20
  • PosTag(s): INST-GLOBAL, HIST-US

Radical Spain: Social Movements from the Spanish Empire to the Catalan Crisis
AS.100.292 (01)

This course examines different radical movements such as anarchism, facism, nationalism and feminism in the context of Spanish history from the nineteenth century to the twenty-first century.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 9:00AM - 10:15AM
  • Instructor: Regue Sendros, Oriol
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 3/18
  • PosTag(s): HIST-EUROPE, HIST-LATAM, INST-GLOBAL, INST-CP, GRLL-ENGL, GRLL-SPAN

20th-Century China
AS.100.348 (01)

A survey of the history of China from the late Qing era to the early People’s Republic.

  • 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: 21/50
  • PosTag(s): INST-GLOBAL, INST-NWHIST, HIST-ASIA

The Age of Baroque on the Silver Screen
AS.100.367 (01)

This course shall discuss the question of the historical representation in film using cinematic representations of the Baroque period as an example.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: W 3:00PM - 5:30PM
  • Instructor: Maciejko, Pawel Tadeusz
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 15/18
  • PosTag(s): HIST-EUROPE

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: Th 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Moss, Kenneth
  • Room:  
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/15
  • PosTag(s): INST-GLOBAL, INST-PT

Everyday Life in the Medieval Middle East
AS.100.387 (01)

Explores the daily lives of non-elites in the medieval Middle East—food; housing; clothes; marriage and divorce; urban festivals—through primary documents (e.g. letters, court records) and artifacts (e.g. clothing). Pre-requisite for enrollment: Students must have taken one history course.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 12:00PM - 1:15PM
  • Instructor: El-leithy, Tamer
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 7/24
  • PosTag(s): INST-GLOBAL, ISLM-ISLMST, HIST-MIDEST

Distilling the Ancients: An Anthropological Approach to Alcohol in the Ancient World
AS.130.206 (01)

The consumption of alcohol is one of the oldest known human practices. Almost every culture has some type of mind-altering beverage that influences and shapes many facets of society. This course is a cross-cultural examination of the power and significance of alcohol in the ancient world. From the Neolithic to the Classical symposium to the Egyptian festival, the importance of communal drinking—alcohol or otherwise—is a uniting factor across the ancient world. This class will unpack the impact and significance of alcohol across a wide-range of ancient cultures, and examine what the study of alcohol might reveal about ancient societies. This includes alcohol as medicine, its religious and ritual functions, alcohol as a community unifier (and divider) and identity builder, and its practical and economic uses. Students will apply anthropological and archaeological theories to understand why, how, and to what effect humans drink.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 9:00AM - 10:15AM
  • Instructor: Moroney, Morgan E
  • Room:  
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/18
  • PosTag(s): NEAS-ARTARC

Entertaining America: Popular Culture from Blackface to Broadcast
AS.100.349 (01)

"Entertaining America” will trace the history of popular culture in the United States, starting in the 1830s, when blackface minstrelsy initiated a new wave of commercial performance, and ending in the 1920s, when records, films, and radio ushered in the era of mass culture.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: Th 3:00PM - 5:30PM
  • Instructor: Backer, Sam E
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 13/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

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 11:00AM - 11:50AM
  • Instructor: Hanson, Marta
  • Room:  
  • Status: Reserved Open
  • Seats Available: 5/15
  • PosTag(s): MSCH-HUM

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: W 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Furstenberg, Francois
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 7/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

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
  • Days/Times: M 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Rowe, Erin
  • Room:  
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 13/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

The Intellectual History of Capitalism, 1900 to present
AS.100.442 (01)

This course examines shifting understandings of the philosophical foundations, political implications, and social effects of the market economy since the early twentieth century.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: F 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Burgin, Angus
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/20
  • PosTag(s): HIST-US, HIST-EUROPE, INST-GLOBAL, INST-ECON

Sex and Society in Early Modern Europe
AS.100.355 (01)

This course will examine how early modern views on the body, gender, and sexuality shaped beliefs about the abilities and rights of women and men.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 3:00PM - 4:15PM
  • Instructor: Rowe, Erin
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 15/19
  • PosTag(s): HIST-EUROPE

History Research Lab: Histories of Women and the Vote
AS.100.450 (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:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/15
  • PosTag(s): HIST-US

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:  
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/20
  • PosTag(s): INST-GLOBAL, HIST-EUROPE

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: Th 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Brooks, Jeffrey P
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 6/19
  • PosTag(s): INST-GLOBAL, INST-NWHIST, HIST-EUROPE

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: Th 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Hindmarch-Watson, Katie
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 6/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Historiography of 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:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/12
  • PosTag(s): INST-GLOBAL, INST-NWHIST, HIST-ASIA

Impeachments and Beyond: Law, Justice, and Politics in Latin America
AS.100.391 (01)

Students taking this course will explore the intersections of the legal and political histories in Latin America, from indigenous legalities to current constitutional thought, corruption scandals, and lawfare.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 4:30PM - 5:45PM
  • Instructor: Caso Bello, Alvaro
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 2/18
  • PosTag(s): HIST-LATAM, HIST-EUROPE, INST-GLOBAL, INST-CP

Fictions of History: Black Literature as Historical Texts
AS.100.344 (01)

This course will turn its attention to black historical fiction and consider how contemporary writers of the black world illuminate or distort our understanding of historical events, moments, and people.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: Th 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Mott, Shani T
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 6/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

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: Hanson, Marta
  • Room:  
  • Status: Reserved Open
  • Seats Available: 5/15
  • PosTag(s): MSCH-HUM

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.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Connolly, Nathan D
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 22/50
  • PosTag(s): HIST-US

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: Hanson, Marta
  • Room: Gilman 132
  • Status: Reserved Open
  • Seats Available: 6/15
  • PosTag(s): MSCH-HUM

The Year 1968: Rebels, Revolutions & the Right-Wing Backlash
AS.100.497 (01)

The sixties were a decade of unrest, failed revolutions, and fundamental change across Europe and the US. We will look at how these years changed the world through the lens of national case studies and community engagement.

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

The City Victorious: Medieval Cairo
AS.100.438 (01)

What was medieval Cairo like? Students explore urban life in this imperial capital (969-1517), including food and market habits; relations between Jews, Christians, and Muslims; patronage; plague, drought, and famine. Pre-requisite for enrollment: Students must have taken two history courses.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: T 3:00PM - 5:30PM
  • Instructor: El-leithy, Tamer
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/12
  • PosTag(s): HIST-MIDEST, INST-GLOBAL

Women & Modern Chinese History
AS.100.424 (01)

This course examines the experience of Chinese women, and also how writers, scholars, and politicians (often male, sometimes foreign) have represented women’s experiences for their own political and social agendas.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: W 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Meyer-Fong, Tobie
  • Room:  
  • Status: Reserved Open
  • Seats Available: 5/17
  • PosTag(s): INST-GLOBAL, HIST-ASIA

Panorama of German Thought
AS.211.265 (01)

This course introduces students to major figures and trends in German literature and thought from the sixteenth to the twentieth century. We will pay particular attention to the evolution of German political thought from the Protestant Reformation to the foundation of the German Federal Republic after WWII. How did the Protestant Reformation affect the understanding of the state, rights, civic institutions, and temporal authority in Germany? How did German Enlightenment thinkers conceive of ethics and politics or morality and rights? How do German writers define the nation, community, and the people or das Volk? What is the link between romanticism and nationalism? To what degree is political economy, as developed by Marx, a critical response to romanticism? How did German thinkers conceive of power and force in the wake of World Wars I and II? What are the ties that bind and rend a community in this tradition? We will consider these and related questions in this course through careful readings of selected works.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: WF 12:00PM - 1:15PM
  • Instructor: Tobias, Rochelle
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 8/15
  • PosTag(s): GRLL-ENGL, GRLL-GERM, INST-PT

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:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 9/15
  • 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
  • Days/Times: T 1:30PM - 4:30PM
  • Instructor: Shepard, Todd
  • Room:  
  • Status: Reserved Open
  • Seats Available: 32/40
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Brazilian Culture & Civilization
AS.211.394 (01)

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. Section 01: 3 credits in ENGLISH Section 02: 4 credits in Portuguese (instructor’s permission required)

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 12:00PM - 1:15PM
  • Instructor: De Azeredo Cerqueira, Flavia Christina
  • Room:  
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/32
  • PosTag(s): INST-NWHIST, INST-GLOBAL, GRLL-ENGL

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
  • Days/Times: TTh 12:00PM - 1:15PM
  • Instructor: Marrati, Paola
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 18/25
  • PosTag(s): INST-PT

Health & Society in Latin America & the Caribbean
AS.140.231 (01)

Healthcare is complex in Latin America and the Caribbean, where many people supplement biomedicine with plant and diet-based remedies, as well as religious and shamanic services. This course will cover the history of health and society in Latin America and the Caribbean from 1750 to the present, covering such topics as: medicine and the Spanish inquisition; disease control and tropical medicine; the medical knowledge of enslaved and indigenous peoples; reproduction and nation-state formation; and healthcare during the Cold War and its aftermath. Throughout, we will also consider the ways in which ideas about race, gender, indigeneity, class, and disability have affected people’s access to healthcare. By the end of the course we will understand why leading scholars have referred to Latin America and the Caribbean as a “laboratory” for the production of medical knowledge. We will discover how that knowledge has been influenced by common people as well as professionals, and how it has influenced medical practice around the world. This is a discussion-based seminar course. It does not assume any previous knowledge of the history of medicine or Latin American and Caribbean history.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 9:00AM - 10:15AM
  • Instructor: O'brien, Elizabeth
  • Room: Gilman 55
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/25
  • PosTag(s): INST-GLOBAL

Brazilian Culture & Civilization
AS.211.394 (02)

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. Section 01: 3 credits in ENGLISH Section 02: 4 credits in Portuguese (instructor’s permission required)

  • Credits: 4.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 12:00PM - 1:15PM
  • Instructor: De Azeredo Cerqueira, Flavia Christina, Staff
  • Room:  
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 0/2
  • PosTag(s): INST-NWHIST, INST-GLOBAL, GRLL-ENGL

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 10:30AM - 11:45AM
  • Instructor: Kingsley, Jennifer P
  • Room:  
  • Status: Reserved Open
  • Seats Available: 5/19
  • PosTag(s): HIST-EUROPE, ARCH-ARCH, PMUS-INTRO, MSCH-HUM, INST-GLOBAL

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 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Kim, Nuri
  • Room:  
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/12
  • PosTag(s): INST-GLOBAL

The History of Fake News from The Flood to The Apocalypse
AS.389.155 (01)

“Fake News” is everywhere in both past and present. Explore that history first-hand through JHU’s rare book collection of literary and historical forgeries spanning millennia of human history. Students learn how to examine and investigate rare books.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: T 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Havens, Earle Ashcroft, II.
  • Room:  
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/12
  • PosTag(s): GRLL-ENGL

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 1:30PM - 2:45PM
  • Instructor: Kim, Nuri
  • Room:  
  • Status: Reserved Open
  • Seats Available: 7/18
  • PosTag(s): INST-GLOBAL

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: Hanson, Marta
  • Room: Gilman 132
  • Status: Reserved Open
  • Seats Available: 5/15
  • PosTag(s): MSCH-HUM

Course # (Section) Title Day/Times Instructor Room PosTag(s) Info
AS.100.102 (03)The Medieval WorldMW 10:00AM - 10:50AM, F 11:00AM - 11:50AMSpiegel, Gabrielle M HIST-EUROPE
AS.100.130 (01)Freshman Seminar: US-USSR Cold WarT 1:30PM - 4:00PMBrooks, Jeffrey P HIST-EUROPE
AS.100.123 (01)Introduction to African History: Diversity, Mobility, InnovationTTh 9:00AM - 10:15AMLarson, Pier M HIST-AFRICA
AS.010.401 (01)A Republic in Crisis: Florence 1490-1530TTh 1:30PM - 2:45PMCampbell, Stephen HART-RENBAR
AS.100.102 (02)The Medieval WorldMW 10:00AM - 10:50AM, F 10:00AM - 10:50AMSpiegel, Gabrielle M HIST-EUROPE
AS.100.130 (02)Freshman Seminar: Monuments and Memory in Asian HistoryW 4:30PM - 7:00PMMeyer-Fong, Tobie HIST-EUROPE
AS.100.129 (02)Introduction to Modern Jewish HistoryMW 11:00AM - 11:50AM, F 12:00PM - 12:50PMMoss, Kenneth HIST-EUROPE, HIST-MIDEST, HIST-US
AS.100.102 (01)The Medieval WorldMW 10:00AM - 10:50AM, F 10:00AM - 10:50AMSpiegel, Gabrielle M HIST-EUROPE
AS.100.129 (01)Introduction to Modern Jewish HistoryMW 11:00AM - 11:50AM, F 11:00AM - 11:50AMMoss, Kenneth HIST-EUROPE, HIST-MIDEST, HIST-US
AS.100.102 (04)The Medieval WorldMW 10:00AM - 10:50AM, F 11:00AM - 11:50AMSpiegel, Gabrielle M HIST-EUROPE
AS.100.216 (01)Reformation and Counter Reformation EuropeTTh 3:00PM - 4:15PMHinchliff, Catherine M HIST-EUROPE, INST-GLOBAL
AS.100.233 (01)History of Modern GermanyTTh 1:30PM - 2:45PMHarms, Victoria Elizabeth HIST-EUROPE, INST-GLOBAL
AS.100.416 (01)History through Things: Objects, Circulation, and Encounters in the Medieval WorldT 1:30PM - 4:00PMLester, Anne HIST-EUROPE, HIST-MIDEST
AS.100.249 (01)From Darwin to Babar: Animals and Humans in Historical PerspectiveTTh 3:00PM - 4:15PMNaiman, Thera HIST-EUROPE, MSCH-HUM, ENVS-MAJOR, ENVS-MINOR
AS.100.303 (01)Old Regime and Revolutionary FranceTTh 4:30PM - 5:45PMKwass, Michael HIST-EUROPE, INST-GLOBAL
AS.100.241 (01)American RevolutionMW 11:00AM - 11:50AM, F 11:00AM - 11:50AMMorgan, Philip INST-GLOBAL, HIST-US
AS.100.241 (02)American RevolutionMW 11:00AM - 11:50AM, F 12:00PM - 12:50PMMorgan, Philip INST-GLOBAL, HIST-US
AS.100.292 (01)Radical Spain: Social Movements from the Spanish Empire to the Catalan CrisisTTh 9:00AM - 10:15AMRegue Sendros, Oriol HIST-EUROPE, HIST-LATAM, INST-GLOBAL, INST-CP, GRLL-ENGL, GRLL-SPAN
AS.100.348 (01)20th-Century ChinaTTh 10:30AM - 11:45AMRowe, William TGilman 132INST-GLOBAL, INST-NWHIST, HIST-ASIA
AS.100.367 (01)The Age of Baroque on the Silver ScreenW 3:00PM - 5:30PMMaciejko, Pawel Tadeusz HIST-EUROPE
AS.100.408 (01)Theorizing the Age of Enormity: Social Theory and the History of the 20th CenturyTh 1:30PM - 4:00PMMoss, Kenneth INST-GLOBAL, INST-PT
AS.100.387 (01)Everyday Life in the Medieval Middle EastMW 12:00PM - 1:15PMEl-leithy, Tamer INST-GLOBAL, ISLM-ISLMST, HIST-MIDEST
AS.130.206 (01)Distilling the Ancients: An Anthropological Approach to Alcohol in the Ancient WorldTTh 9:00AM - 10:15AMMoroney, Morgan E NEAS-ARTARC
AS.100.349 (01)Entertaining America: Popular Culture from Blackface to BroadcastTh 3:00PM - 5:30PMBacker, Sam E 
AS.140.105 (03)History of MedicineMW 10:00AM - 10:50AM, F 11:00AM - 11:50AMHanson, Marta MSCH-HUM
AS.100.293 (01)Undergraduate Seminar in HistoryW 1:30PM - 4:00PMFurstenberg, Francois 
AS.100.494 (01)Senior Honors SeminarM 1:30PM - 4:00PMRowe, Erin 
AS.100.442 (01)The Intellectual History of Capitalism, 1900 to presentF 1:30PM - 4:00PMBurgin, Angus HIST-US, HIST-EUROPE, INST-GLOBAL, INST-ECON
AS.100.355 (01)Sex and Society in Early Modern EuropeTTh 3:00PM - 4:15PMRowe, Erin HIST-EUROPE
AS.100.450 (01)History Research Lab: Histories of Women and the VoteM 1:30PM - 4:00PMJones, Martha Suzanne HIST-US
AS.100.413 (01)London 1580-1830: The History of Britain's capital cityTTh 10:30AM - 11:45AMMarshall, John W INST-GLOBAL, HIST-EUROPE
AS.100.361 (01)Age of TolstoyTh 1:30PM - 4:00PMBrooks, Jeffrey P INST-GLOBAL, INST-NWHIST, HIST-EUROPE
AS.100.293 (02)Undergraduate Seminar in HistoryTh 1:30PM - 4:00PMHindmarch-Watson, Katie 
AS.100.482 (01)Historiography of Modern ChinaW 1:30PM - 4:00PMRowe, William T INST-GLOBAL, INST-NWHIST, HIST-ASIA
AS.100.391 (01)Impeachments and Beyond: Law, Justice, and Politics in Latin AmericaMW 4:30PM - 5:45PMCaso Bello, Alvaro HIST-LATAM, HIST-EUROPE, INST-GLOBAL, INST-CP
AS.100.344 (01)Fictions of History: Black Literature as Historical TextsTh 1:30PM - 4:00PMMott, Shani T 
AS.140.105 (02)History of MedicineMW 10:00AM - 10:50AM, F 10:00AM - 10:50AMHanson, Marta MSCH-HUM
AS.100.301 (01)America after the Civil Rights MovementConnolly, Nathan D HIST-US
AS.140.105 (01)History of MedicineMW 10:00AM - 10:50AM, F 10:00AM - 10:50AMHanson, MartaGilman 132MSCH-HUM
AS.100.497 (01)The Year 1968: Rebels, Revolutions & the Right-Wing BacklashW 3:00PM - 5:30PMHarms, Victoria Elizabeth HIST-EUROPE, INST-GLOBAL, HIST-US
AS.100.438 (01)The City Victorious: Medieval CairoT 3:00PM - 5:30PMEl-leithy, Tamer HIST-MIDEST, INST-GLOBAL
AS.100.424 (01)Women & Modern Chinese HistoryW 1:30PM - 4:00PMMeyer-Fong, Tobie INST-GLOBAL, HIST-ASIA
AS.211.265 (01)Panorama of German ThoughtWF 12:00PM - 1:15PMTobias, Rochelle GRLL-ENGL, GRLL-GERM, INST-PT
AS.362.112 (01)Introduction to Africana StudiesWF 1:30PM - 2:45PMMott, Shani T 
AS.363.201 (01)Introduction to the Study of Women, Gender, and SexualityT 1:30PM - 4:30PMShepard, Todd 
AS.211.394 (01)Brazilian Culture & CivilizationMW 12:00PM - 1:15PMDe Azeredo Cerqueira, Flavia Christina INST-NWHIST, INST-GLOBAL, GRLL-ENGL
AS.300.311 (01)Introduction to Intellectual HistoryTTh 12:00PM - 1:15PMMarrati, Paola INST-PT
AS.140.231 (01)Health & Society in Latin America & the CaribbeanTTh 9:00AM - 10:15AMO'brien, ElizabethGilman 55INST-GLOBAL
AS.211.394 (02)Brazilian Culture & CivilizationMW 12:00PM - 1:15PMDe Azeredo Cerqueira, Flavia Christina, Staff INST-NWHIST, INST-GLOBAL, GRLL-ENGL
AS.389.201 (01)Introduction to the Museum: Past and PresentTTh 10:30AM - 11:45AMKingsley, Jennifer P HIST-EUROPE, ARCH-ARCH, PMUS-INTRO, MSCH-HUM, INST-GLOBAL
AS.310.322 (01)Korean History Through Film and LiteratureW 1:30PM - 4:00PMKim, Nuri INST-GLOBAL
AS.389.155 (01)The History of Fake News from The Flood to The ApocalypseT 1:30PM - 4:00PMHavens, Earle Ashcroft, II. GRLL-ENGL
AS.310.106 (01)Introduction to Korean History and CultureTTh 1:30PM - 2:45PMKim, Nuri INST-GLOBAL
AS.140.105 (04)History of MedicineMW 10:00AM - 10:50AM, F 11:00AM - 11:50AMHanson, MartaGilman 132MSCH-HUM

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A Republic in Crisis: Florence 1490-1530
AS.010.401 (01)

The era identified as the “High Renaissance” in Florence was one of the most dystopian in the history of the city, a period of terror and explosive political crisis beginning with the expulsion of the Medici, followed by the theocratic Savonarolan regime in 1494, the repressive Medici restoration of 1513 and concluding with the fall of the “Last Republic” in 1530. Much of the most distinctive cultural production associated with this period - the sermons of Savonarola, the writings of Machiavelli, and major works of art by Michelangelo and others, is concerned with the relocation of Florentine identity following an experience of rupture with history and tradition, leading to a fundamental revaluation of the past and of the significance of history and memory. We will examine cultural transformation under a succession of Republican and autocratic regimes, with a particular attention to the process of “image-making” on the part of the state, of factions within it, of writers and ideologues, and - not least - of artists.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 1:30PM - 2:45PM
  • Instructor: Campbell, Stephen
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 9/20
  • PosTag(s): HART-RENBAR

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: TTh 9:00AM - 10:15AM
  • Instructor: Larson, Pier M
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 12/38
  • PosTag(s): HIST-AFRICA

Freshman Seminar: Monuments and Memory in Asian History
AS.100.130 (02)

Sites like the Forbidden City, the Great Wall of China, the Taj Mahal, and Angkor Wat conjure images that often have more to do with fantasy than fact. Why (and how) were these monuments first made? What forces have transformed them into symbols of national identity and cultural otherness? This seminar will explore the ritual, political, historical, and religious significance of monumental sites in Asia. We will also examine their more recent role as signifiers of cultural and national identities--and in tourism.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: W 4:30PM - 7:00PM
  • Instructor: Meyer-Fong, Tobie
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 12/12
  • 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
  • Days/Times: MW 10:00AM - 10:50AM, F 10:00AM - 10:50AM
  • Instructor: Spiegel, Gabrielle M
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 3/20
  • 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
  • Days/Times: MW 10:00AM - 10:50AM, F 11:00AM - 11:50AM
  • Instructor: Spiegel, Gabrielle M
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 18/20
  • PosTag(s): HIST-EUROPE

Introduction to Modern Jewish History
AS.100.129 (02)

Jewish history 1750-present in Europe, the Near East, the US, Israel; the challenges of modernity and new forms of Jewish life and conflict from Enlightenment and emancipation, Hasidism, Reform and Orthodox Judaism to capitalism and socialism; empire, nationalism and Zionism; the Holocaust. Extensive attention to US Jewry and State of Israel.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 11:00AM - 11:50AM, F 12:00PM - 12:50PM
  • Instructor: Moss, Kenneth
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 13/20
  • PosTag(s): HIST-EUROPE, HIST-MIDEST, HIST-US

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:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 13/20
  • PosTag(s): HIST-EUROPE

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: T 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Brooks, Jeffrey P
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 18/18
  • PosTag(s): HIST-EUROPE

Introduction to Modern Jewish History
AS.100.129 (01)

Jewish history 1750-present in Europe, the Near East, the US, Israel; the challenges of modernity and new forms of Jewish life and conflict from Enlightenment and emancipation, Hasidism, Reform and Orthodox Judaism to capitalism and socialism; empire, nationalism and Zionism; the Holocaust. Extensive attention to US Jewry and State of Israel.

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

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:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 6/20
  • PosTag(s): HIST-EUROPE

History of Modern Germany
AS.100.233 (01)

There is more to Germany than beer, BMWs, and Bayern Munich. We explore politics, culture, economics and society to understand Germany and its role within Europe from the 18th century to the ‘Refugee Crisis’ and immigration today.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 1:30PM - 2:45PM
  • Instructor: Harms, Victoria Elizabeth
  • Room:  
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/40
  • PosTag(s): HIST-EUROPE, INST-GLOBAL

Reformation and Counter Reformation Europe
AS.100.216 (01)

This course explores the series of religious and political conflicts that make up what are known now as the Reformation and Counter-Reformation in Europe.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 3:00PM - 4:15PM
  • Instructor: Hinchliff, Catherine M
  • Room:  
  • Status: Reserved Open
  • Seats Available: 15/18
  • PosTag(s): HIST-EUROPE, INST-GLOBAL

Radical Spain: Social Movements from the Spanish Empire to the Catalan Crisis
AS.100.292 (01)

This course examines different radical movements such as anarchism, facism, nationalism and feminism in the context of Spanish history from the nineteenth century to the twenty-first century.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 9:00AM - 10:15AM
  • Instructor: Regue Sendros, Oriol
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 3/18
  • PosTag(s): HIST-EUROPE, HIST-LATAM, INST-GLOBAL, INST-CP, GRLL-ENGL, GRLL-SPAN

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: W 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Furstenberg, Francois
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 7/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

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: Th 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Hindmarch-Watson, Katie
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 6/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Impeachments and Beyond: Law, Justice, and Politics in Latin America
AS.100.391 (01)

Students taking this course will explore the intersections of the legal and political histories in Latin America, from indigenous legalities to current constitutional thought, corruption scandals, and lawfare.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 4:30PM - 5:45PM
  • Instructor: Caso Bello, Alvaro
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 2/18
  • PosTag(s): HIST-LATAM, HIST-EUROPE, INST-GLOBAL, INST-CP

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: Th 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Moss, Kenneth
  • Room:  
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/15
  • PosTag(s): INST-GLOBAL, INST-PT

Old Regime and Revolutionary France
AS.100.303 (01)

Examines the history of France from the reign of Louis XIV to the French Revolution, focusing on early modern society, popular culture, absolutism, the Enlightenment, overseas empire, and the French and Haitian Revolutions.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 4:30PM - 5:45PM
  • Instructor: Kwass, Michael
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 2/15
  • PosTag(s): HIST-EUROPE, INST-GLOBAL

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
  • Days/Times: MW 11:00AM - 11:50AM, F 11:00AM - 11:50AM
  • Instructor: Morgan, Philip
  • Room:  
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/20
  • PosTag(s): INST-GLOBAL, HIST-US

Everyday Life in the Medieval Middle East
AS.100.387 (01)

Explores the daily lives of non-elites in the medieval Middle East—food; housing; clothes; marriage and divorce; urban festivals—through primary documents (e.g. letters, court records) and artifacts (e.g. clothing). Pre-requisite for enrollment: Students must have taken one history course.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 12:00PM - 1:15PM
  • Instructor: El-leithy, Tamer
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 7/24
  • PosTag(s): INST-GLOBAL, ISLM-ISLMST, HIST-MIDEST

Fictions of History: Black Literature as Historical Texts
AS.100.344 (01)

This course will turn its attention to black historical fiction and consider how contemporary writers of the black world illuminate or distort our understanding of historical events, moments, and people.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: Th 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Mott, Shani T
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 6/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

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
  • Days/Times: MW 11:00AM - 11:50AM, F 12:00PM - 12:50PM
  • Instructor: Morgan, Philip
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 6/20
  • PosTag(s): INST-GLOBAL, HIST-US

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.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Connolly, Nathan D
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 22/50
  • PosTag(s): HIST-US

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:  
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/20
  • PosTag(s): INST-GLOBAL, HIST-EUROPE

From Darwin to Babar: Animals and Humans in Historical Perspective
AS.100.249 (01)

This course explores perspectives on the animal/human boundary from the eighteenth century through today. Topics will include biological classification, mosquito-borne diseases, animal rights movements, evolutionary theory, colonialism, Nazism, and conservation.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 3:00PM - 4:15PM
  • Instructor: Naiman, Thera
  • Room:  
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/18
  • PosTag(s): HIST-EUROPE, MSCH-HUM, ENVS-MAJOR, ENVS-MINOR

History through Things: Objects, Circulation, and Encounters in the Medieval World
AS.100.416 (01)

Objects from the past offer a powerful window into a set of experiences not recorded in texts. We will follow objects and things as they appear in lists, letters, and descriptions, as they travel surprising routes, and bring to life the medieval world before 1400.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: T 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Lester, Anne
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 6/12
  • PosTag(s): HIST-EUROPE, HIST-MIDEST

Sex and Society in Early Modern Europe
AS.100.355 (01)

This course will examine how early modern views on the body, gender, and sexuality shaped beliefs about the abilities and rights of women and men.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 3:00PM - 4:15PM
  • Instructor: Rowe, Erin
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 15/19
  • PosTag(s): HIST-EUROPE

Entertaining America: Popular Culture from Blackface to Broadcast
AS.100.349 (01)

"Entertaining America” will trace the history of popular culture in the United States, starting in the 1830s, when blackface minstrelsy initiated a new wave of commercial performance, and ending in the 1920s, when records, films, and radio ushered in the era of mass culture.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: Th 3:00PM - 5:30PM
  • Instructor: Backer, Sam E
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 13/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

The Age of Baroque on the Silver Screen
AS.100.367 (01)

This course shall discuss the question of the historical representation in film using cinematic representations of the Baroque period as an example.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: W 3:00PM - 5:30PM
  • Instructor: Maciejko, Pawel Tadeusz
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 15/18
  • PosTag(s): HIST-EUROPE

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: Th 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Brooks, Jeffrey P
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 6/19
  • PosTag(s): INST-GLOBAL, INST-NWHIST, HIST-EUROPE

20th-Century China
AS.100.348 (01)

A survey of the history of China from the late Qing era to the early People’s Republic.

  • 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: 21/50
  • PosTag(s): INST-GLOBAL, INST-NWHIST, HIST-ASIA

Women & Modern Chinese History
AS.100.424 (01)

This course examines the experience of Chinese women, and also how writers, scholars, and politicians (often male, sometimes foreign) have represented women’s experiences for their own political and social agendas.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: W 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Meyer-Fong, Tobie
  • Room:  
  • Status: Reserved Open
  • Seats Available: 5/17
  • PosTag(s): INST-GLOBAL, HIST-ASIA

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
  • Days/Times: M 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Rowe, Erin
  • Room:  
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 13/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Historiography of 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:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/12
  • PosTag(s): INST-GLOBAL, INST-NWHIST, HIST-ASIA

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: Hanson, Marta
  • Room:  
  • Status: Reserved Open
  • Seats Available: 5/15
  • PosTag(s): MSCH-HUM

The Intellectual History of Capitalism, 1900 to present
AS.100.442 (01)

This course examines shifting understandings of the philosophical foundations, political implications, and social effects of the market economy since the early twentieth century.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: F 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Burgin, Angus
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/20
  • PosTag(s): HIST-US, HIST-EUROPE, INST-GLOBAL, INST-ECON

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: Hanson, Marta
  • Room: Gilman 132
  • Status: Reserved Open
  • Seats Available: 6/15
  • PosTag(s): MSCH-HUM

The City Victorious: Medieval Cairo
AS.100.438 (01)

What was medieval Cairo like? Students explore urban life in this imperial capital (969-1517), including food and market habits; relations between Jews, Christians, and Muslims; patronage; plague, drought, and famine. Pre-requisite for enrollment: Students must have taken two history courses.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: T 3:00PM - 5:30PM
  • Instructor: El-leithy, Tamer
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/12
  • PosTag(s): HIST-MIDEST, INST-GLOBAL

Brazilian Culture & Civilization
AS.211.394 (01)

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. Section 01: 3 credits in ENGLISH Section 02: 4 credits in Portuguese (instructor’s permission required)

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 12:00PM - 1:15PM
  • Instructor: De Azeredo Cerqueira, Flavia Christina
  • Room:  
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/32
  • PosTag(s): INST-NWHIST, INST-GLOBAL, GRLL-ENGL

Health & Society in Latin America & the Caribbean
AS.140.231 (01)

Healthcare is complex in Latin America and the Caribbean, where many people supplement biomedicine with plant and diet-based remedies, as well as religious and shamanic services. This course will cover the history of health and society in Latin America and the Caribbean from 1750 to the present, covering such topics as: medicine and the Spanish inquisition; disease control and tropical medicine; the medical knowledge of enslaved and indigenous peoples; reproduction and nation-state formation; and healthcare during the Cold War and its aftermath. Throughout, we will also consider the ways in which ideas about race, gender, indigeneity, class, and disability have affected people’s access to healthcare. By the end of the course we will understand why leading scholars have referred to Latin America and the Caribbean as a “laboratory” for the production of medical knowledge. We will discover how that knowledge has been influenced by common people as well as professionals, and how it has influenced medical practice around the world. This is a discussion-based seminar course. It does not assume any previous knowledge of the history of medicine or Latin American and Caribbean history.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 9:00AM - 10:15AM
  • Instructor: O'brien, Elizabeth
  • Room: Gilman 55
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/25
  • PosTag(s): INST-GLOBAL

History Research Lab: Histories of Women and the Vote
AS.100.450 (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:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/15
  • PosTag(s): HIST-US

Panorama of German Thought
AS.211.265 (01)

This course introduces students to major figures and trends in German literature and thought from the sixteenth to the twentieth century. We will pay particular attention to the evolution of German political thought from the Protestant Reformation to the foundation of the German Federal Republic after WWII. How did the Protestant Reformation affect the understanding of the state, rights, civic institutions, and temporal authority in Germany? How did German Enlightenment thinkers conceive of ethics and politics or morality and rights? How do German writers define the nation, community, and the people or das Volk? What is the link between romanticism and nationalism? To what degree is political economy, as developed by Marx, a critical response to romanticism? How did German thinkers conceive of power and force in the wake of World Wars I and II? What are the ties that bind and rend a community in this tradition? We will consider these and related questions in this course through careful readings of selected works.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: WF 12:00PM - 1:15PM
  • Instructor: Tobias, Rochelle
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 8/15
  • PosTag(s): GRLL-ENGL, GRLL-GERM, INST-PT

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 11:00AM - 11:50AM
  • Instructor: Hanson, Marta
  • Room:  
  • Status: Reserved Open
  • Seats Available: 5/15
  • PosTag(s): MSCH-HUM

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
  • Days/Times: TTh 12:00PM - 1:15PM
  • Instructor: Marrati, Paola
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 18/25
  • PosTag(s): INST-PT

The Year 1968: Rebels, Revolutions & the Right-Wing Backlash
AS.100.497 (01)

The sixties were a decade of unrest, failed revolutions, and fundamental change across Europe and the US. We will look at how these years changed the world through the lens of national case studies and community engagement.

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

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:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 9/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

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: Hanson, Marta
  • Room: Gilman 132
  • Status: Reserved Open
  • Seats Available: 5/15
  • PosTag(s): MSCH-HUM

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 1:30PM - 2:45PM
  • Instructor: Kim, Nuri
  • Room:  
  • Status: Reserved Open
  • Seats Available: 7/18
  • PosTag(s): INST-GLOBAL

Distilling the Ancients: An Anthropological Approach to Alcohol in the Ancient World
AS.130.206 (01)

The consumption of alcohol is one of the oldest known human practices. Almost every culture has some type of mind-altering beverage that influences and shapes many facets of society. This course is a cross-cultural examination of the power and significance of alcohol in the ancient world. From the Neolithic to the Classical symposium to the Egyptian festival, the importance of communal drinking—alcohol or otherwise—is a uniting factor across the ancient world. This class will unpack the impact and significance of alcohol across a wide-range of ancient cultures, and examine what the study of alcohol might reveal about ancient societies. This includes alcohol as medicine, its religious and ritual functions, alcohol as a community unifier (and divider) and identity builder, and its practical and economic uses. Students will apply anthropological and archaeological theories to understand why, how, and to what effect humans drink.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 9:00AM - 10:15AM
  • Instructor: Moroney, Morgan E
  • Room:  
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/18
  • PosTag(s): NEAS-ARTARC

Brazilian Culture & Civilization
AS.211.394 (02)

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. Section 01: 3 credits in ENGLISH Section 02: 4 credits in Portuguese (instructor’s permission required)

  • Credits: 4.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 12:00PM - 1:15PM
  • Instructor: De Azeredo Cerqueira, Flavia Christina, Staff
  • Room:  
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 0/2
  • PosTag(s): INST-NWHIST, INST-GLOBAL, GRLL-ENGL

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 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Kim, Nuri
  • Room:  
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/12
  • PosTag(s): 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 10:30AM - 11:45AM
  • Instructor: Kingsley, Jennifer P
  • Room:  
  • Status: Reserved Open
  • Seats Available: 5/19
  • PosTag(s): HIST-EUROPE, ARCH-ARCH, PMUS-INTRO, MSCH-HUM, 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:  
  • Status: Reserved Open
  • Seats Available: 32/40
  • PosTag(s): n/a

The History of Fake News from The Flood to The Apocalypse
AS.389.155 (01)

“Fake News” is everywhere in both past and present. Explore that history first-hand through JHU’s rare book collection of literary and historical forgeries spanning millennia of human history. Students learn how to examine and investigate rare books.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: T 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Havens, Earle Ashcroft, II.
  • Room:  
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/12
  • PosTag(s): GRLL-ENGL

Course # (Section) Title Day/Times Instructor Room PosTag(s) Info
AS.010.401 (01)A Republic in Crisis: Florence 1490-1530TTh 1:30PM - 2:45PMCampbell, Stephen HART-RENBAR
AS.100.123 (01)Introduction to African History: Diversity, Mobility, InnovationTTh 9:00AM - 10:15AMLarson, Pier M HIST-AFRICA
AS.100.130 (02)Freshman Seminar: Monuments and Memory in Asian HistoryW 4:30PM - 7:00PMMeyer-Fong, Tobie HIST-EUROPE
AS.100.102 (01)The Medieval WorldMW 10:00AM - 10:50AM, F 10:00AM - 10:50AMSpiegel, Gabrielle M HIST-EUROPE
AS.100.102 (04)The Medieval WorldMW 10:00AM - 10:50AM, F 11:00AM - 11:50AMSpiegel, Gabrielle M HIST-EUROPE
AS.100.129 (02)Introduction to Modern Jewish HistoryMW 11:00AM - 11:50AM, F 12:00PM - 12:50PMMoss, Kenneth HIST-EUROPE, HIST-MIDEST, HIST-US
AS.100.102 (03)The Medieval WorldMW 10:00AM - 10:50AM, F 11:00AM - 11:50AMSpiegel, Gabrielle M HIST-EUROPE
AS.100.130 (01)Freshman Seminar: US-USSR Cold WarT 1:30PM - 4:00PMBrooks, Jeffrey P HIST-EUROPE
AS.100.129 (01)Introduction to Modern Jewish HistoryMW 11:00AM - 11:50AM, F 11:00AM - 11:50AMMoss, Kenneth HIST-EUROPE, HIST-MIDEST, HIST-US
AS.100.102 (02)The Medieval WorldMW 10:00AM - 10:50AM, F 10:00AM - 10:50AMSpiegel, Gabrielle M HIST-EUROPE
AS.100.233 (01)History of Modern GermanyTTh 1:30PM - 2:45PMHarms, Victoria Elizabeth HIST-EUROPE, INST-GLOBAL
AS.100.216 (01)Reformation and Counter Reformation EuropeTTh 3:00PM - 4:15PMHinchliff, Catherine M HIST-EUROPE, INST-GLOBAL
AS.100.292 (01)Radical Spain: Social Movements from the Spanish Empire to the Catalan CrisisTTh 9:00AM - 10:15AMRegue Sendros, Oriol HIST-EUROPE, HIST-LATAM, INST-GLOBAL, INST-CP, GRLL-ENGL, GRLL-SPAN
AS.100.293 (01)Undergraduate Seminar in HistoryW 1:30PM - 4:00PMFurstenberg, Francois 
AS.100.293 (02)Undergraduate Seminar in HistoryTh 1:30PM - 4:00PMHindmarch-Watson, Katie 
AS.100.391 (01)Impeachments and Beyond: Law, Justice, and Politics in Latin AmericaMW 4:30PM - 5:45PMCaso Bello, Alvaro HIST-LATAM, HIST-EUROPE, INST-GLOBAL, INST-CP
AS.100.408 (01)Theorizing the Age of Enormity: Social Theory and the History of the 20th CenturyTh 1:30PM - 4:00PMMoss, Kenneth INST-GLOBAL, INST-PT
AS.100.303 (01)Old Regime and Revolutionary FranceTTh 4:30PM - 5:45PMKwass, Michael HIST-EUROPE, INST-GLOBAL
AS.100.241 (01)American RevolutionMW 11:00AM - 11:50AM, F 11:00AM - 11:50AMMorgan, Philip INST-GLOBAL, HIST-US
AS.100.387 (01)Everyday Life in the Medieval Middle EastMW 12:00PM - 1:15PMEl-leithy, Tamer INST-GLOBAL, ISLM-ISLMST, HIST-MIDEST
AS.100.344 (01)Fictions of History: Black Literature as Historical TextsTh 1:30PM - 4:00PMMott, Shani T 
AS.100.241 (02)American RevolutionMW 11:00AM - 11:50AM, F 12:00PM - 12:50PMMorgan, Philip INST-GLOBAL, HIST-US
AS.100.301 (01)America after the Civil Rights MovementConnolly, Nathan D HIST-US
AS.100.413 (01)London 1580-1830: The History of Britain's capital cityTTh 10:30AM - 11:45AMMarshall, John W INST-GLOBAL, HIST-EUROPE
AS.100.249 (01)From Darwin to Babar: Animals and Humans in Historical PerspectiveTTh 3:00PM - 4:15PMNaiman, Thera HIST-EUROPE, MSCH-HUM, ENVS-MAJOR, ENVS-MINOR
AS.100.416 (01)History through Things: Objects, Circulation, and Encounters in the Medieval WorldT 1:30PM - 4:00PMLester, Anne HIST-EUROPE, HIST-MIDEST
AS.100.355 (01)Sex and Society in Early Modern EuropeTTh 3:00PM - 4:15PMRowe, Erin HIST-EUROPE
AS.100.349 (01)Entertaining America: Popular Culture from Blackface to BroadcastTh 3:00PM - 5:30PMBacker, Sam E 
AS.100.367 (01)The Age of Baroque on the Silver ScreenW 3:00PM - 5:30PMMaciejko, Pawel Tadeusz HIST-EUROPE
AS.100.361 (01)Age of TolstoyTh 1:30PM - 4:00PMBrooks, Jeffrey P INST-GLOBAL, INST-NWHIST, HIST-EUROPE
AS.100.348 (01)20th-Century ChinaTTh 10:30AM - 11:45AMRowe, William TGilman 132INST-GLOBAL, INST-NWHIST, HIST-ASIA
AS.100.424 (01)Women & Modern Chinese HistoryW 1:30PM - 4:00PMMeyer-Fong, Tobie INST-GLOBAL, HIST-ASIA
AS.100.494 (01)Senior Honors SeminarM 1:30PM - 4:00PMRowe, Erin 
AS.100.482 (01)Historiography of Modern ChinaW 1:30PM - 4:00PMRowe, William T INST-GLOBAL, INST-NWHIST, HIST-ASIA
AS.140.105 (02)History of MedicineMW 10:00AM - 10:50AM, F 10:00AM - 10:50AMHanson, Marta MSCH-HUM
AS.100.442 (01)The Intellectual History of Capitalism, 1900 to presentF 1:30PM - 4:00PMBurgin, Angus HIST-US, HIST-EUROPE, INST-GLOBAL, INST-ECON
AS.140.105 (01)History of MedicineMW 10:00AM - 10:50AM, F 10:00AM - 10:50AMHanson, MartaGilman 132MSCH-HUM
AS.100.438 (01)The City Victorious: Medieval CairoT 3:00PM - 5:30PMEl-leithy, Tamer HIST-MIDEST, INST-GLOBAL
AS.211.394 (01)Brazilian Culture & CivilizationMW 12:00PM - 1:15PMDe Azeredo Cerqueira, Flavia Christina INST-NWHIST, INST-GLOBAL, GRLL-ENGL
AS.140.231 (01)Health & Society in Latin America & the CaribbeanTTh 9:00AM - 10:15AMO'brien, ElizabethGilman 55INST-GLOBAL
AS.100.450 (01)History Research Lab: Histories of Women and the VoteM 1:30PM - 4:00PMJones, Martha Suzanne HIST-US
AS.211.265 (01)Panorama of German ThoughtWF 12:00PM - 1:15PMTobias, Rochelle GRLL-ENGL, GRLL-GERM, INST-PT
AS.140.105 (03)History of MedicineMW 10:00AM - 10:50AM, F 11:00AM - 11:50AMHanson, Marta MSCH-HUM
AS.300.311 (01)Introduction to Intellectual HistoryTTh 12:00PM - 1:15PMMarrati, Paola INST-PT
AS.100.497 (01)The Year 1968: Rebels, Revolutions & the Right-Wing BacklashW 3:00PM - 5:30PMHarms, Victoria Elizabeth HIST-EUROPE, INST-GLOBAL, HIST-US
AS.362.112 (01)Introduction to Africana StudiesWF 1:30PM - 2:45PMMott, Shani T 
AS.140.105 (04)History of MedicineMW 10:00AM - 10:50AM, F 11:00AM - 11:50AMHanson, MartaGilman 132MSCH-HUM
AS.310.106 (01)Introduction to Korean History and CultureTTh 1:30PM - 2:45PMKim, Nuri INST-GLOBAL
AS.130.206 (01)Distilling the Ancients: An Anthropological Approach to Alcohol in the Ancient WorldTTh 9:00AM - 10:15AMMoroney, Morgan E NEAS-ARTARC
AS.211.394 (02)Brazilian Culture & CivilizationMW 12:00PM - 1:15PMDe Azeredo Cerqueira, Flavia Christina, Staff INST-NWHIST, INST-GLOBAL, GRLL-ENGL
AS.310.322 (01)Korean History Through Film and LiteratureW 1:30PM - 4:00PMKim, Nuri INST-GLOBAL
AS.389.201 (01)Introduction to the Museum: Past and PresentTTh 10:30AM - 11:45AMKingsley, Jennifer P HIST-EUROPE, ARCH-ARCH, PMUS-INTRO, MSCH-HUM, INST-GLOBAL
AS.363.201 (01)Introduction to the Study of Women, Gender, and SexualityT 1:30PM - 4:30PMShepard, Todd 
AS.389.155 (01)The History of Fake News from The Flood to The ApocalypseT 1:30PM - 4:00PMHavens, Earle Ashcroft, II. GRLL-ENGL