Making of the Modern World Order
Conquest and Crusade in the Medieval Mediterranean
Medieval Italy
The Renaissance
Alexander the Great: Psychopath or Philosopher King?
Cities in Modern Europe
Postwar Europe and the Three Germanies
History of the American West: Manifest Destiny to Pacific Imperialism
Pursuits of Happiness: American in the Age of Revolution
Political Economy of Development in Colonial and Postcolonial South Asia
China and America: Evolution of a Troubled Relationship
A New Birth of Freedom: Re-imagining American History from Revolution to Civil War
Fear and Violence in Early America
"Veni;Vidi;Vici": The Life and Times of C. Iulius Caesar
King-Killers in Early Modern Britain and France
Modern Imperialisms

History is the study of the cumulative human experience.

As a study of change in human society over time it lies at the foundations of knowledge in both the humanities and the social sciences, offering its own approaches to questions explored in both branches of learning. The study of history prepares students for a wide range of careers that require broad knowledge of the human experience as well as critical thinking, research, and writing skills. Most of the major geographical fields in history as well as the sub-disciplines of social, cultural, political, and economic history are represented in our course offerings and in the research and intellectual interests of our faculty.

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