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Do you want to know more about a history class than you would learn from the timetable? This is the page for you!

Below, you'll find a list of "featured courses" that are organized by theme. Scroll down to see the full list of courses the department will offer in Fall 2022. Click on the "course preview" links to find full descriptions of class contents and teaching approach


Big History:

An aerial view of spread that has many different kinds of food laid out on bright blue table. Many different arms cheers their beverages over the table.

HIST 150

Intro to Food History: Around the World 8 Dishes

Instructor: Eric Rath
Online
HIST Cat I & II
Graffiti under a bridge depicting a black and white graffiti tank on the move, pointed towards a black and white profile image of a child riding a bike and a panda.

HIST 328

The Modern Middle East


Instructor: Marie Grace Brown
In-Person
KU Core Goal 4.2: HIST Cat II
Painting of three Afro-Indigenous men, Don Pedro, Don Francisco and Don Domingo Arrobe. The men sport facial piecings, wear robes and 16th robes, hold spears and hats.

HIST 368

A History of Afro-Latin America


Instructor: Robert Schwaller
In-Person
KU Core Goal 3H: HIST Cat II
Painting of French "Lady Liberty" arriving on with an olive branch to her colonies shores.

HIST 525

France and Its Empire: From Acadia to Zidane

Instructor: Andrew Denning
In-Person
KU Core Goal 4.2: HIST Cat I & II

Day to Day Living:

Painting of an African American priest in a red robe delivering a sermon to a congregation.

HIST 101

Intro to Western Hist: Faith & History: Religion in America

Instructor: Rachel Schwaller
In-Person
KU Core Goal 1.1: HIST Cat I
Soviet women and men throwing concrete bricks while wearing bathing suits.

HIST 377

Everyday Communism in Eastern Europe


Instructor: Nathan Wood
In-Person
HIST Cat I
Black and White Tin Typestyle photograph of St. Luke Penny's Savings Bank, one of the first black-owned banks in the United States

HIST 518

Capitalism and the Black Experience


Instructor: Nishani Frasier
Online
HIST Cat I

Gender, Sex, Love, Anger:

Small dimpled, curvy, faceless statute of Venus of Willendorf.

HIST 320

From Goddesses to Witches: Women in Pre-Modern Europe


Instructor: Marta Vicente
Online
KU Core Goal 1.1, 3H: HIST Cat I
18th Century Painting of dancing figures wearing pastel clothing

HIST 321

From Mystics to Feminists – Women’s History in Europe from 1600 to the Present


Instructor: Marta Vicinte
Online
KU Core Goal 1.1, 3H, 4.2: HIST Cat I
Capture from the movie Fight Club. Brad Pit with a cigarette in his mouth, bleeding, stands in front of a group ready to fight.

HIST 364

Angry White Male Studies



Instructor: Christopher Forth
In-Person
HIST Cat I

Classic Hits (Student Favorites):

Painting of a line of tanks headed into the distance. The foreground depicts troops surrendering.

HIST 340

The History of the Second World War

Instructor: Adrian Lewis
In-Person
HIST Cat I
A samurai on a horse, depicted from the back as he views a lake with birds congregating around a temple in the mountains.

HIST 399

The Samurai

Instructor: Eric Rath
Online, Eight Weeks
KU Core Goal 1.1, 4.2: HIST Cat I
John Travolta striking a pose on a disco floor with his iconic disco suit.

HIST 501

The United States in the 1970s

Instructor: Jonathan Hagel
In-Person
HIST Cat I

History Courses: 101 - 128

Painting of an African American priest in a red robe delivering a sermon to a congregation.

HIST 101

Intro to Western Hist: Faith & History: Religion in America

Instructor: Rachel Schwaller
In-Person
KU Core Goal 1.1: HIST Cat I
On the side of the road with a telephone poll over head, a black and white sign with a yin yang on top reads "Technocracy Incorporated Meets Each Monday Evening Basement of Public Library."

HIST 101

Technology and the Individual


Instructor: Sean Seyer
In-Person
KU Core Goal 1.1: HIST Cat I
An illustrated map of Africa with regions being represented by types of dress, daily life and houses.

HIST 104

Intro to African History


Instructor: Hannington Ochwada
In-Person
KU Core Goal 1.1, 3H: HIST Cat I
The Painting named The Birth of Old Glory depicting an interior view of a room with Betsey Ross and her two young girls hold up an American flag to George Washington Standing at the center with more men, holding swords at their side behind him.

HIST 128

History of US Through the Civil War


Instructor: Kim Warren
In-Person
KU Core Goal 3H: HIST Cat I

History Courses: 129 - 300

a collage of images depicting a white man in the US Capitol with a confederate flag on January 6th. A black woman wearing a mask kneeling in front of police on the front lines of a protest. Covid testing tents with a line of cars snaked around waiting to get tested for the virus.

HIST 129

History of US After the Civil War


Instructor: Sheyda Jahanbani
In-Person or Online
KU Core Goal 3H: HIST Cat I
An aerial view of spread that has many different kinds of food laid out on bright blue table. Many different arms cheers their beverages over the table.

HIST 150

Intro to Food History: Around the World 8 Dishes

Instructor: Eric Rath
Online Course
HIST Cat I & II
Painting of a West African Market that has push carts moving through melon tents, busses, and other market wares.

HIST 160

Intro to West African History


Instructor: Hannington Ochwada
In-Person
KU Core Goal 3H, 4.2: HIST Cat II
Side by side images depicting modern African architectural designs inspired by traditional huts along side bustling city of busses and skyscrapers in the city of Addis.

HIST 300

Modern Africa


Instructor: Hannington Ochwada
In-Person
KU Core Goal 4.2: HIST Cat II

History Courses: 312 - 328

A black and white photograph of Babe Ruth watching a ball he's hit next to an illustrated advertisement of Babe Ruth on top of a mound on the field watching a ball he hit.

HIST 312

American Culture, 1877 to the Present


Instructor: Jonathan Hagel
In-Person
HIST Cat I
Small dimpled statute of Venus of Willendorf.

HIST 320

From Goddesses to Witches: Women in Premodern Europe


Instructor: Marta Vicente
Online Course
KU Core Goal 1.1, 3H: HIST Cat I
18th Century Painting of dancing figures wearing pastel clothing

HIST 321

From Mystics to Feminists: Women's History in Europe 1600-Present

Instructor: Marta Vicente
8-Week Online (2nd half)
KU Core Goal 1.1, 3H, 4.2 HIST Cat I
Graffiti under a bridge depicting a black and white graffiti tank on the move, pointed towards a black and white profile image of a child riding a bike and a panda.

HIST 328

The Modern Middle East



Instructor: Marie Grace Brown
In-Person
KU Core Goal 4.2: HIST Cat II

History Courses: 340 - 368

Painting of a line of tanks headed into the distance. The foreground depicts troops surrendering.

HIST 340

The History of the Second World War

Instructor: Adrian Lewis
In-Person
HIST Cat I
American soldiers stand in a field waiting for helicopters to arrive.

HIST 362

The American Way of War Since WWII

Instructor: Adrian Lewis
In-Person
HIST Cat I
Screen capture from the movie Fight Club. Brad Pit with a cigarette in his mouth, bleeding, stands in front of a group ready to fight.

HIST 364

Angry White Male Studies


Instructor: Christopher Forth
In-Person
HIST Cat I
Painting of three Afro-Indigenous men, Don Pedro, Don Francisco and Don Domingo Arrobe. The men sport facial piecings, wear robes and 16th robes, hold spears and hats.

HIST 368

A History of Afro-Latin America


Instructor: Robert Schwaller
In-Person
KU Core Goal 3H: HIST Cat II

History Courses: 377 - 399

Soviet women and men throwing concrete bricks while wearing bathing suits.

HIST 377

Everyday Communism in Eastern Europe

Instructor: Nathan Wood
In-Person
HIST Cat: I
Political Cartoon Depicting Uncle Sam with an arm full of books, steel rails, railroad cars, canes, textiles and books using the Philippines as a stepping-stone on a map to get to China.

HIST 389

The Greater American Empire


Instructor: Michael Hill
In-Person
KU Core Goal 3H: HIST Cat I
An African American woman smiles at an African American pilot while he explains something in front of a plane.

HIST 441

Aviation in American Culture


Instructor: Sean Seyer
In-Person
Core Goal 4.1:HIST Cat I
A samurai on a horse, depicted from the back as he views a lake with birds congregating around a temple in the mountains.

HIST 399

The Samurai


Instructor: Eric Rath
8-Week Online (Asynchronous)
KU Core Goal 1.1, 4.2: HIST Cat II

History Courses: 501 - 525

John Travolta striking a pose on a disco floor with his iconic disco suit.

HIST 501

The United States in the 1970s

Instructor: Jonathan Hagel
In-Person
HIST Cat I
Black and White Tin Typestyle photograph of St. Luke Penny's Savings Bank, one of the first black-owned banks in the United States

HIST 518

Capitalism and the Black Experience

Instructor: Nishani Frasier
Online
HIST Cat I
Painting of French "Lady Liberty" arriving on with an olive branch to her colonies shores.

HIST 525

France and Its Empire: From Acadia to Zidane

Instructor: Andrew Denning
In-Person
KU Core Goal 4.2: HIST Cat I & II

The Importance of Advising

Not sure what fulfills categories I & II?  The best way to see what fits into your course schedule and what prepares you for graduation is to meet with your academic advisor. The KU History Department has Nicole Evans leading the charge.

Nicole Evans (she/her) is an academic advisor that comes from a queer, first-generational background who works in advising because she loves mentoring students and wants to create a safe space for everyone she meets. Whether it’s help understanding your degree requirements, wanting to add a minor, discuss campus resources or map out a plan for graduation, please don’t hesitate to reach out!

 

Full List of Current Course Listings

Browse through available courses for the Fall 2022 semester in the list below.

  • 100-200 level courses will give you an overview of a topic or region and teach you how historians work.
  • 300-400 level classes explore specific themes and help you develop your skills as a critical thinker, writer, and historian.
  • 500-600 level courses specialize in specific topics, help you deepen your understanding, and hone your writing and analytic skills.

Category and Core

Find out which courses qualify for Category I & II (.pdf)

Courses