Fall 2020

Number Title Course Description Instructor
HISTORY 308S - 01 Adam Smith & Natural Liberty

A seminar focused on the writings of Adam Smith, including close readings of The Wealth of...

Hoover, Kevin
HISTORY 130D - 001 Amer Dreams/Amer Realities

Examines the role of such myths as "rags to riches," "beacon to the world," "the frontier" and "...

Wilson, Gerald
HISTORY 130D - 01D Amer Dreams/Amer Realities

Examines the role of such myths as "rags to riches," "beacon to the world," "the frontier" and "...

Wilson, Gerald
HISTORY 130D - 02D Amer Dreams/Amer Realities

Examines the role of such myths as "rags to riches," "beacon to the world," "the frontier" and "...

Wilson, Gerald
HISTORY 130D - 03D Amer Dreams/Amer Realities

Examines the role of such myths as "rags to riches," "beacon to the world," "the frontier" and "...

Wilson, Gerald
HISTORY 130D - 04D Amer Dreams/Amer Realities

Examines the role of such myths as "rags to riches," "beacon to the world," "the frontier" and "...

Wilson, Gerald
HISTORY 226 - 01 Ancient And Early Modern Japan

Japan from earliest settlement to 1868; the Heian Court, rise of the samurai, feudal society and...

Staff, Departmental
HISTORY 386S - 01 Apartheid S-Africa/democracy

Explores key themes in post World War II South African history, paying attention to the plethora...

Shapiro, Karin
HISTORY 370 - 01 Aztecs And Mayans

Within modern imaginaries, Aztecs and Mayans become seen as those who engaged in brutal...

Sigal, Peter
HISTORY 420 - 01 Bio, Life Writing, Autofiction

History and art of the life story, examining biography as it drives research and contemporary...

Solterer, Helen
HISTORY 454S - 01 Cap Sem: Globalization Asia

"Globalization": a shorthand for describing the period of extraordinary change that we are...

Mazumdar, Sucheta
HISTORY 470S - 01 Cap Sem: Leadershp In Amer Hst

Focuses on political, social, business and artistic leaders in American history and problems...

Wilson, Gerald
HISTORY 472S - 01 Cap Sem: Russia-World War II

Nowhere else was World War II as bloody and destructive as it was in Eastern Europe, and of all...

Krylova, Anna
HISTORY 318 - 01 Caribbean 1492-1700

The Caribbean region from the arrival of Columbus (1492) to the emergence of sugar and slavery...

Gaspar, Barry
HISTORY 384 - 01 China Since 1949

This course begins its examination of the People s Republic of China (PRC) and the Communist...

Barnes, Nicole
HISTORY 228 - 01 Chinatowns: A Cultural History

Explores the intersection of space and ethnicity through the myriad ways Chinatown has...

Chow, Eileen
HISTORY 103 - 01 Comp Appr Global Issues

Introduction to critical transnational studies through several disciplinary approaches. Examines...

Harris, Deonte
HISTORY 289S - 01 Decolonization

This course explores decolonization as an historical event, a category of theoretical analysis,...

Namakkal, Jessica
HISTORY 234 - 01 Democracy: Ancient And Modern

Examines democracy in its ancient and modern forms, with special attention to Athenian and...

Atkins, Jed
HISTORY 325 - 01 Denial, Faith, Reason

This course investigates both theory and history of the concept of sustainability, and explores...

Philipsen, Dirk
HISTORY 125S - 01 Doc Exper: A Video Appr

A documentary approach to the study of local communities through video production projects...

Hawkins, Gary
HISTORY 235 - 01 Drugs, Chemicals, And Health

This course asks how we might think historically about synthetic chemicals, natural alternatives...

Hepler-Smith, Evan
HISTORY 222 - 01 Environ/capitalism In Lat Amer

Global capitalism relies on the ever increasing extraction and displacement of natural resources...

Goldin Marcovich, Gabriela
HISTORY 254 - 01 Expansion Of Medieval Europe

Lecture course follows the transformation of medieval politics, society and culture from the...

Malegam, Jehangir
HISTORY 89S - 02 First-Year Seminar (Top)

Topics vary each semester offered. Instructor: Staff

Sigal, Peter
HISTORY 89S - 01 First-Year Seminar (Top)

Topics vary each semester offered. Instructor: Staff

Ramaswamy, Sumathi
HISTORY 202 - 01 Gender And Socialism

History of socialist feminism as a global political movement and philosophical-theoretical...

Krylova, Anna
HISTORY 379S - 01 Geopolitics And Culture

Geopolitical, comparative study of "Islamic states" and majority Muslim nations/polities of the...

Göknar, Erdag
HISTORY 261 - 01 Germany Confronts Holocaust

The ways in which official German culture comes to terms with its Nazi past. Background reading...

Dolan, Kristen
HISTORY 328 - 01 Global Brazil

Analysis of Brazilian history and culture from 1500 to the present in transnational context,...

French, John
HISTORY 267S - 01 Global Cold War

Traditional narratives of the Cold War focus on a bi-polar series of conflicts that pit the...

Nealy, James
HISTORY 127FS - 01 Globalization/corp Citizenship

Are corporations citizens? And if so who defines their rights and responsibilities? To whom are...

Philipsen, Dirk
HISTORY 240 - 01 Greek And Roman Law

Law of Greece and Rome from the birth of the Greek polis and Rome's Twelve Tables to the Digest...

Staff, Departmental
HISTORY 230 - 01 Greek History

The political and intellectual history of the Greeks from earliest times to the death of...

Staff, Departmental
HISTORY 179S - 01 Gtwy Sem-Capitalism & Critics

Surveys major advocates, critics, and reformers of capitalism, from Adam Smith, Charles Dickens...

Huston, Reeve
HISTORY 171S - 01 Gtwy Sem: History Of Intimacy

Examines how changing definitions of friendship, family structure, childhood, romantic love,...

Rozett, Tamar
HISTORY 185S - 01 Gtwy Sem: Premodern Disease

Using primary sources students will explore the impact, management and changing definitions of...

Malegam, Jehangir
HISTORY 160S - 01 Gtwy Sem: The Global Sixties

The 1960s in global context, focusing particularly on Europe, Latin America, and the United...

Prendergast, Thomas
HISTORY 248 - 01 History And Culture Of Iran

A multi-disciplinary approach to Iran and Persian culture. Covers history, religion, politics,...

Safi, Omid
HISTORY 305 - 01 History Int Fin & Mon Crises

Course examines monetary/financial crises plaguing world since 16th century. Analyzes origin,...

Zanalda, Giovanni
HISTORY 239 - 01 History Of Chinese Medicine

This course introduces students to the history of medicine through the study of medical...

Barnes, Nicole
HISTORY 307 - 01 History Of Economic Thought

Approaches to economic problems from Aristotle to Keynes, emphasizing certain models and...

Brent, Jason Samuel
HISTORY 108 - 01 History Of Rock: R&b To Indie

The history of rock music from the 1950s to the present. Beginning with its roots in rhythm and...

Stoia, Nicholas
HISTORY 124 - 01 History Of The Present

Examines the history of the past forty years, focusing on the United States in a global context...

Chappel, James
HISTORY 190S - 01 History Special Topics

Topics vary from semester to semester. Instructor: Staff

Franco, Robert
HISTORY 242S - 01 Human Rights In The Americas

This course introduces students to the history of human rights in Latin America, with a focus on...

Kirk, Robin
HISTORY 331S - 01 Illiberal Nondemocracies

As of 2016, only 11% of the countries in the world are liberal democracies. Some insight about...

Tuna, Mustafa
HISTORY 352 - 01 Immigrant Dreams/us Realities

Immigrants and immigration policy in the United States from 1850 to the present, with focus on...

Peck, Gunther
HISTORY 219S - 01 Indian Civilization

Surveys the rise of civilization and kingdoms on the Indian subcontinent from the first urban...

Freeman, John
HISTORY 121 - 01 Intro Contem Latin Amer

Interdisciplinary introduction to the peoples, cultures, and burning issues of contemporary...

Goldin Marcovich, Gabriela
HISTORY 114 - 01 Intro History Modern Warfare

The course covers the history of warfare since the end of the eighteenth century. Our...

McKinnon, Garrett
HISTORY 129 - 01 Intro To African Studies

A range of disciplinary perspectives on key topics in contemporary African Studies: nationalism...

Piot, Charles
HISTORY 101 - 01 Intro To Global History

Explore problems in the history of globalization. Learn how contemporary problems and...

Duara, Prasenjit
HISTORY 126S - 01 Introduction To Oral History

Introductory oral history fieldwork seminar. Oral history theory and methodology, including...

Lanier, Michelle
HISTORY 380S - 01 Islamic Mysticism

This course introduces the history and key concepts of Islamic spirituality through the lives,...

Hassan, Mona
HISTORY 260 - 01 Magic/rel/sci Since 1400

The history of magic and witchcraft in western culture from the Renaissance to the present, with...

Robisheaux, Thomas
HISTORY 204 - 01 Modern Africa

Focuses on African history in twentieth century. Explores history of European colonialism,...

Staff, Departmental
HISTORY 279 - 01 Modern Terrorism

An exploration into the problems associated with terrorism in the modern era. The subject will...

Miller, Martin
HISTORY 278S - 01 Nationalism And Exile

The dilemmas confronting Russian and European exiles in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries...

Miller, Martin
HISTORY 354S - 01 Native American Women

This course will explore the images and realities of Native American women in the history of...

Barr, Juliana
HISTORY 336 - 01 North America To 1760

Early oceanic explorations, European invasion of North America, the evolution of race slavery,...

Barr, Juliana
HISTORY 105 - 01 Old Worlds/new Histories

New approaches to history of the world from ca. 500 to 1500 CE. Examines the world before...

Kaiwar, Vasant
HISTORY 265S - 01 Religion & Politics

Examines ethical crises of Islamic regime: Did Islamic Republic promote ethics or decline...

Kadivar, Mohsen
HISTORY 495S - 01 Senior Thesis Seminar

Designed to introduce qualified students to advanced methods of historical research and writing...

Partner, Simon
HISTORY 215S - 01 Shamanism & Spirit Posession

Anthropological, psychological, and Religious Studies approaches to cross-cultural study of...

Freeman, John
HISTORY 135 - 01 Silk Roads And China

The Silk Roads are the oldest and longest routes of cultural communication and economic exchange...

Mazumdar, Sucheta
HISTORY 333S - 01 Social Engineering & Movements

Combining perspectives of political sociology and history, this course questions the respective...

Tuna, Mustafa
HISTORY 208 - 01 South Africa: Past And Present

This course will explore the history of modern South Africa, from the beginning of the mineral...

Shapiro, Karin
HISTORY 407 - 01 Soviet & Post-Soviet Econ His

This course traces economic factors leading to the downfall of the Russian Empire and the rise...

Becker, Charles
HISTORY 316S - 01 The Atlantic Slave Trade

The development of the slave trade from the fifteenth century to its abolition in the nineteenth...

Gaspar, Barry
HISTORY 297 - 01 The Holocaust

Antisemitism and the Jewish question in Central Europe, the development of Nazi policy, the...

Staff, Departmental
HISTORY 357S - 01 The Insurgent South

Social movements in the South from Reconstruction to the present. Includes Populism, Women's...

MacLean, Nancy
HISTORY 214 - 01 The Modern Middle East

The historical development of the Middle East in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The...

Mestyan, Adam
HISTORY 277 - 01 Tolstoy And Russian Experience

Historical approach to Tolstoy's depictions of major societal and ethical issues (e.g., war,...

Apollonio, Carol
HISTORY 190FS - 01 Topics In Focus Program

Open only to students in the Focus Program. Current list of courses available in the Focus...

Chappel, James
HISTORY 190FS - 02 Topics In Focus Program

Open only to students in the Focus Program. Current list of courses available in the Focus...

Hacohen, Malachi
HISTORY 190FS - 03 Topics In Focus Program

Open only to students in the Focus Program. Current list of courses available in the Focus...

Robisheaux, Thomas
HISTORY 190FS - 04 Topics In Focus Program

Open only to students in the Focus Program. Current list of courses available in the Focus...

Wood Crowley, Jenny
HISTORY 190FS - 08 Topics In Focus Program

Open only to students in the Focus Program. Current list of courses available in the Focus...

Giles, Roseen
HISTORY 390 - 01 Topics In History Lecture

Individual courses in this series may be taught more than once or on a one-time basis only....

Wald, Priscilla
HISTORY 390 - 02 Topics In History Lecture

Individual courses in this series may be taught more than once or on a one-time basis only....

Staff, Departmental
HISTORY 390S - 01 Topics In History Seminar

Instructor: Staff

Deutsch, Sarah
HISTORY 390S - 02 Topics In History Seminar

Instructor: Staff

Stern, Philip
HISTORY 249 - 01 Transnational Feminism

Explore feminist projects and approaches that cross a variety of borders. Under what conditions...

Hasso, Frances
HISTORY 473 - 01 Two Koreas

Introduces the divided histories of North and South Korea and their contemporary legacies in...

Kwon, Nayoung
HISTORY 362 - 01 U S Political Hst 1900-Present

U.S. political history from 1900 to the present. Topics include the emergence, evolution, and...

Huston, Reeve
HISTORY 128 - 01 War And Society

An introduction to war and society from about 500 to 1600 in western Europe. This course looks...

Neuschel, Kristen
HISTORY 385S - 01 White People

Against the cross-cultural backdrop of other systems of hereditary privilege and of the...

Matory, J.
Number Title Course Description Instructor
HISTORY 567S - 01 American Grand Strategy

Study of policy that nations adopt to marshal their political, economic, military, technological...

Jentleson, Bruce
HISTORY 611 - 01 Bio, Life Writing, Autofiction

History and art of the life story, examining biography as it drives research and contemporary...

Solterer, Helen
HISTORY 881 - 01 Christian Manuscript Culture

Investigating provenience & provenance of Christian manuscripts, esp. in Duke University...

Knust, Jennifer
HISTORY 526S - 01 Columbus: A Global History

This seminar returns to the global framework of Columbus s encounters with what would come to be...

Martin, John
HISTORY 707 - 01 East Asian Studies Core Course

A graduate-level introduction to the study of East Asia. Students will survey a variety of...

Partner, Simon
HISTORY 704S - 01 Focusing Prep Port Prelim Cert

A required course, though ungraded, supporting students, most commonly in the third year, as...

Bonker, Dirk
HISTORY 770 - 01 Islamic Interconnectivities

This course introduces various aspects of global Islamic history and historiography. It...

Hassan, Mona
HISTORY 790S-02 - 01 Latin American History (Top)

The department offers a series of rotating courses, covering the history and historiography of...

French, John
HISTORY 790S-04 - 01 North American History (Top)

The department offers a series of rotating courses, covering the history and historiography of...

MacLean, Nancy
HISTORY 701S - 01 Research Seminar In History

This seminar is required of all entering first-year doctoral candidates in history. Instructor...

Mestyan, Adam
HISTORY 890S-07 - 01 Rsch Top Pol/pub Life/state

The department offers a series of rotating courses that offer students the opportunity to...

Edwards, Laura
HISTORY 627 - 01 Soviet & Post-Soviet Econ His

This course traces economic factors leading to the downfall of the Russian Empire and the rise...

Becker, Charles
HISTORY 590S - 02 Topics In History Seminar

Seminars in advanced topics designed for graduate students and advanced undergraduates. Topics...

Staff, Departmental