History FAQs for First Year and New Students

Courses Suitable for First Year Students

Not sure where to start in the History Department? Try one of the following courses that are especially suitable for first year students! Please note that the schedule is subject to change.

Fall Term 2023:

HIST 1 (11) Turning Points in American History, Professor Bonner
HIST 4.03/MES 2.03 (11) Introduction to the Modern Middle East and North Africa, Professor Nikpour
HIST 5.03/ASCL 64.08 (2) The History of China Since 1800, Professor Lu
HIST 5.04/ASCL 10.02 (10) Introduction to Korean Culture, Professor Suh
HIST 5.08/AAAS 19 (12) Africa and the World, Professor Zeinstra
HIST 5.14 (11) The Americas from Invasion to Independence, Professors Mercado-Montero and Musselwhite
HIST 8 (12) Body Parts, Body Wholes: An Introduction to the Comparative History of Medicine, Professor Suh
HIST 8.03 (12) Happiness: A History, Professor McMahon
HIST 9.06/AAAS 21.15 (10A) Black Ethnicities in the United States, Professor Barthé

Winter Term 2024:

HIST 5.01/AAAS 14 (11) Pre-Colonial African History, Professor Campbell
HIST 5.05/ASCL 64.11 (2) The Emergence of Modern Japan, Professor Ericson
HIST 9.08 (2A) Settler Colonialism: Theory, History, Present, Professor Musselwhite

Spring Term 2024:

HIST 9.07/WGSS 66.21 (10A) Sex and Gender in Modern Europe, Professor Greenberg