The History Department distinguishes between history courses that are "core" to its curricular goals and requirements, and those that are not, but nevertheless exhibit overlapping areas of interest. These distinctions become especially relevant when evaluating cross-list requests from other departments, and application of credit from transfer and study abroad courses.
Core courses, with rare exceptions, originate within the Duke History department and are taught either by our own faculty, or by qualified historians from the larger academic community.
Below is a complete list of active core courses. Click here to view the list of Spring 2024 Core Course offerings.