Spring 2020

Number Title Course Description Instructor
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 373 - 01 American Indians Since 1806

Examines images and realities of North American Indian cultures and history from early 19th...

Barr, Juliana
HISTORY 231 - 01 Ancient Athletics

The athletic festivals of the ancient Greeks and Romans are among the most enduring legacies of...

Jazwa, Kyle
HISTORY 216S - 01 Between Moscow, Beijing, Delhi

Exercise in reconstructing Eurasian history from the 13th century Mongol invasions to post-...

Tuna, Mustafa
HISTORY 476S - 01 Cap Sem: American Militarism

Explores the debate over U.S. militarism in past and present. Fears of an American militarism...

Bonker, Dirk
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 457S - 01 Cap Sem: Maroon Societies

Origins and development of fugitive slave communities throughout the Americas from the sixteenth...

Gaspar, Barry
HISTORY 480S - 01 Capstone Seminar

Specific aspects of the history, art, and literature of classical Greece and Rome. Open only to...

Davis, N.
HISTORY 220 - 01 China Antiquity To 1400

Beginning with the early neolithic cultures, focus on the evolution of Han civilization, the...

Mazumdar, Sucheta
HISTORY 103 - 01 Comp Appr Global Issues

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

Namakkal, Jessica
HISTORY 313 - 01 Crime And The City

Compares representation of crime and the city in two key "texts": Charles Dickens's "Oliver...

Thorne, Susan
HISTORY 253 - 01 Dante's Divine Comedy

A voyage through the three otherworldly places of Dante's philosophical poem (Hell, Purgatory,...

Eisner, Martin
HISTORY 382S - 01 Digital Durham

Representing Durham past and present with digital media. Digitize historical and cultural...

Szabo, Victoria
HISTORY 125S - 01 Doc Exper: A Video Appr

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

Hawkins, Gary
HISTORY 117 - 01 Early Modern Europe

A survey of Europe between approx. 1440-1750 that highlights changes in European society...

Staff, Departmental
HISTORY 227 - 01 Emergence Of Modern Japan

A survey of modern Japanese history from 1850 to the present. Emphasis on social change as...

Staff, Departmental
HISTORY 383 - 01 Engineering Global Middle East

Key conflicts of this century evaluated in terms of causes and consequences (political, social,...

Mestyan, Adam
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 286 - 01 Europe In Twentieth Cent

An examination, emphasizing cultural and political trends, of the turning points that have...

Nealy, James
HISTORY 89S - 01 First-Year Seminar (Top)

Topics vary each semester offered. Instructor: Staff

Thorne, Susan
HISTORY 89S - 02 First-Year Seminar (Top)

Topics vary each semester offered. Instructor: Staff

Lentz-Smith, Adriane
HISTORY 89S - 03 First-Year Seminar (Top)

Topics vary each semester offered. Instructor: Staff

Shapiro, Karin
HISTORY 202 - 01 Gender And Socialism

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

Krylova, Anna
HISTORY 272 - 01 Genocide And Human Rights

Analyzes the phenomenon of mass violence from an interdisciplinary perspective, exploring the...

Sharman, Bill
HISTORY 201 - 01 Globalization And History

Examination of globalization issues in a historical perspective. Reviews phenomena, institutions...

Zanalda, Giovanni
HISTORY 250 - 01 Green Germany

Exploration of Germany's leading global role in developing and implementing "green" technologies...

Dolan, Kristen
HISTORY 183S - 01 Gtwy Sem: Civ Rghts/asian Amer

Study of crucial legal and political moments in the struggle for equal civil rights of...

Mazumdar, Sucheta
HISTORY 156S - 01 Gtwy Sem: Cold War America

A gateway seminar designed to introduce undergraduates to historical analysis, research, and...

MacLean, Nancy
HISTORY 157S - 01 Gtwy Sem: Empires/hst Perspect

Study of modern empires in historical comparative-connective perspective. Approaches, methods,...

Kaiwar, Vasant
HISTORY 171S - 01 Gtwy Sem: History Of Intimacy

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

Staff, Departmental
HISTORY 160S - 01 Gtwy Sem: The Global Sixties

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

Chappel, James
HISTORY 120 - 01 History Of American Democracy

This course explores the sweep of US history, from the colonial period to the present, through...

Ontiveros, Hannah
HISTORY 307 - 01 History Of Economic Thought

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

Medema, Steven
HISTORY 203 - 01 History Of Global Health

The course begins with the development of ancient medicine in Europe & China, and continues...

Humphreys, Margaret
HISTORY 122 - 01 History Of Latinxs In Us

This introductory course will cover the social, cultural, and political histories of Latino/as...

Marquez, Cecilia
HISTORY 290 - 01 History Special Topics

Topics vary from semester to semester. Instructor: Staff

Starn, Orin
HISTORY 190S - 01 History Special Topics

Topics vary from semester to semester. Instructor: Staff

Chang, Joanna
HISTORY 190S - 07 History Special Topics

Topics vary from semester to semester. Instructor: Staff

Kirk, Robin
HISTORY 129 - 01 Intro To African Studies

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

Daly, Samuel Fury Childs
HISTORY 351S - 01 Islam In The Americas

Explores how Muslim communities live and practice Islam in the American context. Examines...

Hassan, Mona
HISTORY 264 - 01 Latin Am Wars Of Independence

This course covers the conspiracies, uprisings, and wars that led to the independence of Haiti...

French, John
HISTORY 284 - 01 Life Within Capitalism

Examination of how capitalism has profoundly shaped people's ethical values, with focus on...

Philipsen, Dirk
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 342 - 01 Making Modern America

Transformations in society, politics, foreign relations, and arts and literature between Spanish...

Lentz-Smith, Adriane
HISTORY 244 - 01 Med Christianity In Film/fictn

Exploration of modern popular fictional representations of Christianity in the Middle Ages,...

Dubois, Katharine
HISTORY 311S - 01 Men, Women, And Sports

Examines the way sports have been tied to and expressed ideals of manhood and womanhood, race,...

Deutsch, Sarah
HISTORY 324 - 01 Mexico Since Before Cortes

Survey of Mexican history since before the encounter between European and native peoples, the...

Staff, Departmental
HISTORY 218 - 01 Modern & Global India

Examines the historical foundations for the emergence of India as a modern and global society...

Wani, Kena
HISTORY 223 - 01 Modern China,1800-Present

The course introduces the broad political and social changes of the last two hundred years in...

Barnes, Nicole
HISTORY 225S - 01 Muslim Women Across The Ages

This course explores the diverse realities of Muslim women's lives, from the origins of Islam to...

Hassan, Mona
HISTORY 336 - 01 North America To 1760

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

Barr, Juliana
HISTORY 345 - 01 North American Environmntl Hst

Historical roles of nature as a cultural construct and a set of biological relationships in...

Bruno, Louis
HISTORY 238S - 01 Political Nonviolence

In this seminar, we will investigate cases of peaceful resolutions of intractable conflicts...

Miller, Martin
HISTORY 346S - 01 Politics Of Sexuality

Explores intersections among sexual identity, desire, and behavior and political institutions,...

Rosenberg, Gabriel
HISTORY 248S - 01 Publishing & Mktg Pop Fiction

A case study of the US romance fiction industry and its global reach. The romance novel is the...

Dubois, Katharine
HISTORY 488S - 01 Research In Human Rights

A primary learning objective is to have students connect the intellectual themes and scholarly...

Chappel, James
HISTORY 233 - 01 Roman History

From the founding of Rome by Romulus to the founding of Constantinople by Constantine: social,...

Boatwright, Mary
HISTORY 276 - 01 Russian Cultural History

Medieval origins of the Imperial Russian state, concentrating on the period between the reign of...

Miller, Martin
HISTORY 106 - 01 Science And The Modern World

This course surveys the history of science from the sixteenth century through the present day....

Hepler-Smith, Evan
HISTORY 496S - 01 Senior Thesis Seminar

Continuation of History 495S. Instructor: Staff

Malegam, Jehangir
HISTORY 112 - 01 Sexual Pleasure/modern World

Interdisciplinary study of ways societies around the globe have understood sexual pleasure....

Sigal, Peter
HISTORY 266D - 001 Soccer Politics

Explores global history of soccer with focus on Europe, Africa, and Latin America. Examines...

Dubois, Laurent
HISTORY 266D - 01D Soccer Politics

Explores global history of soccer with focus on Europe, Africa, and Latin America. Examines...

Dubois, Laurent
HISTORY 266D - 02D Soccer Politics

Explores global history of soccer with focus on Europe, Africa, and Latin America. Examines...

Dubois, Laurent
HISTORY 266D - 03D Soccer Politics

Explores global history of soccer with focus on Europe, Africa, and Latin America. Examines...

Dubois, Laurent
HISTORY 450S - 01 South African Life Histories

Explores the last century of South African history through the lens of biography and...

Shapiro, Karin
HISTORY 273S-1 - 01 Spanish Civil War: History&lit

The Spanish Civil War of 1936-39 through literary and historical readings, art, music, and film...

Sieburth, Stephanie
HISTORY 297 - 01 The Holocaust

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

Staff, Departmental
HISTORY 365D - 001 The Modern Regulatory State

Interdisciplinary inquiry into the origins/evolution of modern regulatory institutions in...

Cinq-Mars, Tom J.
HISTORY 365D - 01D The Modern Regulatory State

Interdisciplinary inquiry into the origins/evolution of modern regulatory institutions in...

Cinq-Mars, Tom J.
HISTORY 365D - 02D The Modern Regulatory State

Interdisciplinary inquiry into the origins/evolution of modern regulatory institutions in...

Cinq-Mars, Tom J.
HISTORY 334S - 01 The University As A Culture

The university generates some of the most influential forms of knowledge in the world, yet we...

Matory, J.
HISTORY 256S - 01 The Viking Age

The history of Viking raiding, trading, exploration, and settlement, with attention to the...

Norberg, Jakob
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....

De Almeida, Silvio Luiz
HISTORY 390S - 01 Topics In History Seminar

Instructor: Staff

Chafe, William
HISTORY 390S - 02 Topics In History Seminar

Instructor: Staff

Chafe, William
HISTORY 390S - 04 Topics In History Seminar

Instructor: Staff

Aidoo, Lamonte
HISTORY 269 - 01 Tudor/stuart Britain

Introduction to the history and culture of sixteenth and seventeenth century England; the...

Stern, Philip
HISTORY 362 - 01 U S Political Hst 1900-Present

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

Colston, Aaron
HISTORY 344 - 01 U.s. Social Movements

Examines the social movements that have shaped U.S. history, starting with the American...

MacLean, Nancy
HISTORY 381S - 01 Veterans Oral History Project

Explore methods of oral history, specifically focusing on interviewing U.S. military veterans...

Lanier, Michelle
HISTORY 405 - 01 What Machiavelli Really Says

Everyone knows what Machiavellian means, but what does Machiavelli really say? Reading his...

Eisner, Martin
Number Title Course Description Instructor
HISTORY 554S - 01 Contemporary Dance History

A survey course spanning twentieth- and twenty-first-century developments in selected dance...

Shah, Purnima
HISTORY 514S - 01 Culture/env In Modern China

Examination of the changing patterns through which the physical environment and culture are...

Duara, Prasenjit
HISTORY 758S - 01 Digital Durham

Bass Connections course. Representing Durham past and present with digital media. Digitize...

Abel, Trudi
HISTORY 703S - 01 Focusing On Tchng & Pedagogy

A required course that focuses on a range of pedagogical issues, both to support student's work...

Neuschel, Kristen
HISTORY 548S - 01 Global History Of Medicine

The study of medicine as an object of critical analysis is a rapidly growing and exciting...

Barnes, Nicole
HISTORY 577S - 01 Hist/phil Perspect On Science

An integrated introduction to the nature of science and scientific change, and its impact on...

Brading, Katherine
HISTORY 501S - 01 History Of Sexuality

Explore history of sexuality around the globe, covering diverse time periods and regions....

Sigal, Peter
HISTORY 774S - 01 Ideology And Islam In Eurasia

While Islam as a lived religion offers a common starting point to understand the experiences of...

Tuna, Mustafa
HISTORY 522S - 01 Jerusalem After Rome

In this discussion seminar, we trace the history of how a city became sacred to three religions...

Malegam, Jehangir
HISTORY 520S - 01 Microhistory

Examines methods of micro-historical analysis, focusing on distinctive practices that define...

Robisheaux, Thomas
HISTORY 542S - 01 Migration/exile/second Slavery

This seminar explores the collective identities of migrant and exiled Spaniards away from the...

Rodríguez García, José María
HISTORY 790S-04 - 01 North American History (Top)

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

Glymph, Thavolia
HISTORY 790S-10 - 01 Rdngs Empr/colonial Encounters

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

Mestyan, Adam
HISTORY 790S-14 - 01 Readings In Cultural History

Students read representative "classics" in cultural history, explore the theoretical foundations...

Dubois, Laurent
HISTORY 702S - 01 Research Seminar In Hst

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

French, John
HISTORY 890S-08 - 01 Rsch Top In Gender

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

Hasso, Frances
HISTORY 890S-13 - 01 Rsch Top Methods & Theory

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

Krylova, Anna
HISTORY 780S - 01 Teaching Race, Teaching Gender

Interdisciplinary analyses of the problematics of teaching about social hierarchies, especially...

Lubiano, Wahneema
HISTORY 538 - 01 The Roman Empire

The foundation, consolidation, and transformation of Roman rule from Augustus to Diocletian....

Boatwright, Mary
HISTORY 590S - 01 Topics In History Seminar

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

Bassiri, Nima
HISTORY 590S - 02 Topics In History Seminar

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

De Almeida, Silvio Luiz
HISTORY 743 - 01 What Machiavelli Really Says

Everyone knows what Machiavellian means, but what does Machiavelli really say? Reading his...

Eisner, Martin