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Undergraduate History – Summer and Fall 2014 Registration Information

Consult the Student Guide to Registration for directions on how to register. If you would like to meet with an adviser to discuss your schedule, call us (734) 487-1018 to make an appointment or email an adviser with a question. Consult the online catalog for course descriptions, and feel free to email the instructor if you have additional questions.

Changes to the History Major

Students completing the History Major are no longer required to complete a course designated as "Historical Writing" (HW). The addition of HIST 490W: Senior Seminar has made this requirement superfluous.

For questions about how this change will affect you, please contact one of the Undergraduate Advisors or the Section Chair.

Summer 2014

The History Section will offer a wide array of courses in Summer 2014. Every course is a seven and a half week course, taught in Session 1 (5 May to 27 June) or Session 2 (30 June to 18 August), except for Travel and Up North courses.

For a complete listing of History classes, go to Course Offerings.

Online Classes

HIST 101: History of Western Civilization to 1648 (Session 2)

HIST 103: 20th-Century Civilization (Session 2)

HIST 109: World History to 1500 (Session 1)

HIST 115: Making American Society: Race, Ethnicity, and Gender in Historical Perspective (Session 2)

HIST 123: The U.S. to 1877 (Session 2)

HIST 124: The U.S., 1877 to Present (Session 1)

HIST 313: Michigan History (Session 2)

HIST 352: East Asia to 1800 (Session 1)

HIST 364: U.S. Military History (Session 1)

HIST 450: European Military History (Session 2)

Special Topics Courses

HIST 379: Pilgrims and Patriots: Colonial and Revolutionary America (21 June to 28 June)—For more information, go to Extended Programs.

HIST 479: Nelson Mandela and the New South Africa, 1940-2013 (26 July to 1 Aug)

Travel Courses

HIST 379: Pilgrims and Patriots: Colonial and Revolutionary America (21 June to 28 June)—For more information, go to Extended Programs.

Up North Courses

HIST 438: Nazi Germany (19 July to 25 July)—For more information, go to Extended Programs.

HIST 479: Nelson Mandela and the New South Africa, 1940-2013 (26 July to 1 Aug)—For more information, go to Extended Programs.

Fall 2014

The History Section will offer a wide array of courses in Fall 2014.

For a complete listing of History classes, go to Course Offerings.

Evening Courses

HIST 100: Comparative Study of Religion (M, 5:30-8:10pm)

HIST 123: The U.S. to 1877 (T, 5:30-8:10pm)

HIST 300W: Researching and Writing History (T, 5:30-8:10pm)

HIST 313: Michigan History (R, 5:30-8:10pm)

HIST 350: History of Canada (T, 5:30-8:10pm)

Special Topics Courses

HIST 179: Reacting to the World (MW, 12:30-1:45pm)

HIST 179: Reacting to the World (TR, 11:00am-12:15pm)

HIST 179: Reacting to the World (TR, 2:00-3:15pm)

HIST 379: World War II in Asia and the Pacific (online)

Online Courses

HIST 100: Comparative Study of Religion

HIST 101: History of Western Civilization to 1648

HIST 103: 20th-Century Civilization

HIST 109: World History to 1500

HIST 110: World History since 1500

HIST 115: Making American Society: Race, Ethnicity, and Gender in Historical Perspective

HIST 123: The U.S. to 1877

HIST 124: The U.S., 1877 to Present

HIST 313: Michigan History

HIST 379: Early Christianity

HIST 379: World War II in Asia and the Pacific

HIST 411: England to 1689

HIST 451: History of the First World War, 1914-1918

Honors Courses

HIST 100: Comparative Study of Religion (MW, 12:30-1:45pm)

HIST 101: History of Western Civilization to 1648 (TR, 2:00-3:15pm)

HIST 123: The U.S. to 1877 (TR, 9:30-10:45am)

Beginning Fall 2014, courses will no longer be designated as "Historical Writing" (HW). An HW course is no longer required for the History Major.

Undergraduate History -- Winter 2014 Registration Information

Consult the Student Guide to Registration for directions how to register. If you would like to meet with an adviser to discuss your schedule, call us to make an appointment or email an adviser with a question. Consult the online catalog for course descriptions, and feel free to email the instructor if you have additional questions.

HIST 490W: Senior Seminar

In Winter 2014 the History Section introduces HIST 490W: Senior Seminar.  This is a capstone experience for students completing the History Major.  In the course, students will complete a major research project and explore comparative, synthetic, and/or innovative historical themes.  The Senior Seminar is designed for students in their final year of study and is open to History Majors and Minors who have completed HIST 300.

The Senior Seminar will be required for all History Majors beginning in Fall 2014.  Students having declared a History Major before then will be exempt.  Majors completing an Honors Thesis in History will also not be required to complete HIST 490W.  

The topic of the Senior Seminar will vary based on the expertise of the professor teaching it.  The topic for HIST 490W in Winter 2014 will be the Atlantic World.  This is a study of peoples, cultures, and exchanges in the Atlantic Rim from the Age of Exploration to the abolition of slavery and includes themes such as contact, trade, slavery, empire, and revolution.  Future Seminar topics will include modern Germany and the Middle East.  

In Winter 2014, HIST 490W: Senior Seminar will meet TR, 11:00am-12:15pm

Evening Courses

We will offer the following undergraduate courses in the Evening:
    HIST 313: Michigan History (R, 5:30-8:10pm)
    HIST 465: US Constitutional History (W, 5:15-7:55pm)

Historical Writing (HW) Courses:

We will offer the following Historical Writing (HW) courses:
    HIST 307: Buddhism (TR, 11:00am-12:15pm)
    HIST 315: History of Black Americans (MW, 11:00am-12:15pm)
    HIST 330: Europe: Renaissance and Reformation (TR, 2:00-3:15pm)
    HIST 339: Arab-Israeli Conflict (TR, 9:30-10:45am)
    HIST 347: Sub-Saharan Africa (MW, 12:30-1:45pm)
    HIST 356: Latin America: National Period (MW, 9:30-10:45am)
    HIST 379: History of the US Navy (MW, 9:30-10:45am)
    HIST 416: American Environmental History (TR, 9:30-10:45am)
    HIST 442: Modern China (TR, 2:00-3:15pm)
    HIST 480: The American Revolution (TR, 3:30-4:45pm)
    HIST 486: US as an Emerging World Power (TR, 11:00am-12:15pm)

Special Topics Courses:

We will offer the following Special Topics course:
    HIST 379: History of the US Navy (MW, 9:30-10:45am)

Online Courses:

We will offer the following courses Online:
    HIST 100: Comparative Study of Religion
    HIST 101: History of Western Civilization to 1648
    HIST 103: 20th Century Civilizations
    HIST 109: World History to 1500
    HIST 110: World History since 1500
    HIST 123: The U.S. to 1877
    HIST 124: The U.S., 1877 to Present
    HIST 313: Michigan History
    HIST 349: South Africa, 1500-Present
    HIST 375: Modern India

Honors Courses:

We will offer the following Honors Courses:
    HIST 100: Comparative Study of Religion (MW, 11:00am-12:15pm)
    HIST 102: Western Civilization, 1648-World War II (TR, 12:30-1:45pm)

Off-Campus Courses:

We will offer the following Travel and Up-North courses:   
    HIST 115: Making American Society: Race, Ethnicity & Gender in Historial Perspective 23-28 Feb)
    HIST 329: Power, Place, and Image in Florence and Rome (21 Feb-2 Mar)
    HIST 364: US Military History (23-28 Feb)
    HIST 385: Civil War and Reconstruction (29 April-6 May, plus three Fridays:  Jan 24, Feb 21, Mar 28)

The History & Philosophy Department is part of the College of Arts & Sciences, 701 Pray Harrold, 734.487.1018