Distribution Requirements

NOTE: bolded courses with an asterisk * will be offered in Fall 2019

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Prerequisites

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2 courses in history, 1 from the following:

  • *HIS 201: A History of the World
  • HIS 207: History of East Asia to 1800
  • HIS 208: East Asia Since 1800
  • HIS 210: The World of Late Antiquity
  • HIS 211: Europe from Antiquity to 1700
  • HIS 212: Europe in the World: From 1776 to the Present Day
  • HIS 241: Faith and Power in the Indian Ocean Arena
  • *HIS 267: The Modern Middle East
  • EGR 277 / HIS 277: Technology and Society
  • HIS 278: Digital, Spatial, Visual, and Oral Histories
  • HIS 280: Approaches to American History
  • *HIS 281: Approaches to European History
  • HIS 282: A Documents-Based Approach to Asian History
  • HIS 290: The Scientific Worldview of Antiquity and the Middle Ages
  • HIS 291: The Scientific Revolution and the European Order, 1500-1750
  • HIS 292: Science in the Modern World

Prerequisite Notes:

  1. HUM 216/217 and HUM 218/219 can replace one of the above listed courses but will not count as a departmental
  2. CLA 216, 217, 218, and 219 do not satisfy the 200 level pre-requisite but will count as departmentals

European

Choose 1 from the following:

  • HIS 210: The World of Late Antiquity
  • HIS 211: Europe from Antiquity to 1700
  • HIS 212: Europe in the World: From 1776 to the Present Day
  • *HIS 214: British Empire in World History, 1700-2000
  • JDS 232 / HIS 232: Hatred or Tolerance? Jews and Christians in Medieval and Early Modern Europe
  • *HIS 281: Approaches to European History
  • *HIS 283: War in the Modern Western World (formerly HIS 354)
  • HIS 291: The Scientific Revolution and European Order, 1500-1750
  • HIS 292: Science in the Modern World
  • HIS 294: What is the Scientific Revolution?
  • *HIS 301: Modern Eastern Europe, 19th to 20th Centuries
  • HUM 370 / HIS 302: The Age of Discovery: History and Literature from the Renaissance to the French Revolution
  • NES 327/HIS 339: Muslims in France and Europe Before and After the Terror Attacks
  • HIS 341: Between Resistance and Collaboration: The Second World War in Europe
  • *HIS 343: The Formation of Europe in the First Millennium
  • HIS 344: The Civilization of the High Middle Ages
  • HIS 345: The Crusades
  • HIS 347: The Age of Discoveries: Early Modern Europe, 1450-1789
  • HIS 348: The Hispanic World, 1400-1800
  • HIS 350: History of International Order
  • HIS 351: France, 1815 to the Present
  • HIS 352: From Luther to Napoleon: Early Modern Germany, 1495-1806
  • HIS 355: Transformation of the Ancient World: Byzantium 500-1200
  • HIS 358: History of the Balkans
  • HIS 359 / JDS 359: Modern Jewish History: 1750-Present
  • *HIS 360: The Russian Empire: From Peter the Great to Nicholas
  • HIS 362: The Soviet Empire
  • HIS 363: The Napoleonic Wars
  • HIS 364: France and Its Empire from the Renaissance to Napoleon, 1500-1815
  • HIS 365: Europe in the 20th Century
  • HIS 366: Germany Since 1806
  • HIS 367: English Constitutional History
  • *HIS 368: England from the War of the Roses to the Glorious Revolution
  • HIS 369: Britain 1688-1815: From Revolution to Global Pre-eminence
  • HIS 370: Britain from the American Revolution to World War II
  • HIS 403: The History of Free Speech
  • HIS 407: Commons, Enclosures, Colonization in the Early Modern Atlantic
  • HIS 421: Venice and the Mediterranean World
  • HIS 424: Intellectual History of Europe since 1880
  • *HIS 425: The History of Political Propaganda from the French Revolution to Vladimir Putin
  • HIS 429: History of European Fascism
  • ECS 331 / HIS 430: Communication and the Arts
  • *HIS 437: Law After Rome
  • HIS 440: Theories of History
  • JDS 443 / HIS 443: Jewish History Through the Middle Ages
  • HIS 445: Remembering Deportation and Genocide in France since the Second World War
  • HIS 446: Political Prisons: Crime, Persecution and Incarceration in 19th Century Europe
  • HIS 447: Ethnicity and History
  • HIS 449: The French Enlightenment
  • *HIS 452: Magic, Matter, Medicine: Science in the Medieval World
  • HIS 454: Women and Gender in Early Modern England
  • HIS 461: Writing a World: Encounters With Difference, 1650-1850
  • HIS 463: Rivals and Reactionaries in the Early Modern World
  • CHV 466 / HIS 466: Foundations of the Modern State

United States

Choose 1 from the following:

  • AMS 361 / HIS 261: Slavery, Antislavery, and the U. S. Constitution
  • *HIS 270: Asian American History
  • HIS 280: Approaches to American History
  • HIS 295: Making America: Technology and History in the United States
  • AMS 395 / HIS 296: Performing the City: Race and Protest in 1950s Trenton and Princeton
  • HIS 306: Latino History
  • REL 357 / HIS 310: Religion in Colonial America and the New Nation
  • HIS 361: The United States Since 1974
  • HIS 371: The Colonization of North America
  • HIS 372: Revolutionary America
  • *HIS 373: Democracy and Slavery in the New Nation
  • HIS 374: History of the American West
  • HIS 375: U. S. Intellectual History: Development of American Thought
  • *HIS 376: The American Civil War and Reconstruction
  • HIS 377: Gilded Age and Progressive-Era United States, 1877-1920
  • ECO 370 / HIS 378: American Economic History
  • HIS 379: The History of American Capitalism
  • *HIS 380: U. S. Foreign Relations
  • HIS 381: The United States South, 1865 to the Present
  • AMS 390 / HIS 382: American Legal Thought
  • HIS 383: The United States, 1920-1974
  • HIS 384: Gender and Sexuality in Modern America
  • HIS 385: Role of Law in American Society
  • AAS 366 / HIS 386: African American History to 1863
  • *AAS 367 / HIS 387: African American History Since Emancipation
  • *HIS 388: Unrest and Renewal in Urban America
  • HIS 389: American Cultural History
  • HIS 390: African American Women’s History
  • HIS 393: Race, Drugs, and Drug Policy in America
  • HIS 398: Technologies and Their Societies: Historical Perspectives
  • *AMS 399 / HIS 399: In the Groove: Technology and Music in American History, From Edison to the iPod
  • HIS 401: American Women’s History
  • HIS 402: Princeton and Slavery
  • HIS 403: The History of Free Speech
  • HIS 404: The Rise of the Republican Party
  • HIS 405: Native American History
  • HIS 406: Two Empires: Russia and the U.S from Franklin to Trump
  • HIS 432: Environment and War
  • HIS 440: Theories of History
  • HIS 441: Founders: The Early American Republic in American History
  • AMS 342 / HIS 442: Race, Racism, and Politics in 20th-Century America
  • HIS 444: Commodity Histories: From Sugar to Cocaine
  • AMS 338 / HIS 450: The Invention of the Promised Land: American Jewish History
  • HIS 451: Writing About Cities
  • HIS 453: Digital Histories of Crime in the Americas   
  • AAS 330 / HIS 455: Black Metropolis: African American Urban History
  • HIS 456: New Orleans at 300: Invention & Reinvention in an American City
  • HIS 459: The History of Incarceration in the U.S.
  • HIS 460: Topics in American Legal History
  • HIS 465 / LAO 465: Latino Urban History
  • HIS 469: The Bush Presidency
  • HIS 470: Abraham Lincoln and America, 1809-1865
  • HIS 471: Political History of Civil Rights
  • HIS 474: Violence in America
  • HIS 475: America in the Age of Reagan: From Watergate to the War on Terror
  • AAS 477 / HIS 477: The Civil Rights Movement
  • HIS 478: The Vietnam Wars
  • HIS 479: Society, Politics, and Ideas in 1980s America
  • HIS 481: History of the American Workplace
  • HIS 482: American Consumer Culture
  • *HIS 483: Race in the American Empire
  • HIS 485 / AAS 409: History of African American Families
  • HIS 487: The Age of Democratic Revolutions
  • HIS 488: Law, Social Difference, and the Sustenance of Health


Non-Western

Choose 1 from the following:

  • *HIS 201: A History of the World
  • HIS 207: History of East Asia to 1800
  • HIS 208: East Asia Since 1800
  • EAS 218 / HIS 209: Origins of Japanese Culture and Civilization: A History of Japan until 1600
  • HIS 210: The World of Late Antiquity
  • AAS 313 / HIS 213: Modern Caribbean History
  • NES 390 / HIS 221: Medieval Cairo: A Survival Guide
  • *NES 201 / HIS 223: Introduction to the Middle East
  • NES 226 / HIS 226: History of the Post WW II Middle East: Decolonization, Cold War and Crisis of Modernization
  • HIS 241: Faith and Power in the Indian Ocean Arena
  • NES 350 / HIS 245: The Islamic World From its Emergence to the Beginnings of Westernization
  • *NES 369 / HIS 251: the World of the Cairo Geniza
  • *HIS 267: The Modern Middle East
  • HIS 278: Digital, Spatial, Visual, and Oral Histories
  • EAS 280 / HIS 279: Nomadic Empires: From the Scythian Confederation to the Mongol Conquest
  • HIS 282: A Documents-Based Approach to Asian History
  • *HIS 293: Science in a Global Context: 15th to 20th Century 
  • NES 316 / HIS 299: Muslims, Jews, and Christians in North Africa: Interactions, Conflicts and Memory
  • *HIS 303: Colonial Latin America to 1810
  • HIS 304: Modern Latin America Since 1810
  • HIS 305: History of the Modern Caribbean
  • HIS 307: The Mongols in the Middle East
  • HIS 309: History of Modern Mexico
  • HIS 314: Precolonial Africa
  • HIS 315: Colonial and Postcolonial Africa
  • HIS 316: South African History, 1497 to the Present
  • HIS 317: The Making of Modern India and Pakistan
  • EAS 335 / HIS 318: Early Chinese History to 221
  • EAS 336 / HIS 319: The Making and transformation of Medieval China:300-1200
  • EAS 320 / HIS 320: Early Japanese History
  • EAS 321 / HIS 321: Early Modern Japan
  • *HIS 322: 20th-century Japan
  • HIS 323: Ideas and Society in Modern Japan, 1600-1945
  • *HIS 324: Early Modern China
  • HIS 325: China, 1850 to the Present
  • HIS 330 / HLS 330: The Muslim Mediterranean
  • REL 378 / HIS 331: Religion, Gender, and Sexuality in Early Latin America
  • *HIS 332: India before Europe: Politics, Religion, and Culture in South Asia, 1000-1857 A.D.
  • NES 337 / HIS 334: The Making of the Modern Middle East
  • *EAS 317 / HIS 335: The Warrior Culture of Japan
  • HIS 336: Modern Worlds of Islam
  • NES 325 / HIS 338: Christianity Along the Silk Road
  • EAS 340 / HIS 340: Culture and Society in late Imperial China:1000-1900
  • HIS 342: Southeast Asia’s Global History
  • HIS 345: The Crusades
  • NES 338 / HIS 349: The Arab-Israeli Conflict
  • HIS 355: Transformation of the Ancient World: Byzantium 500-1200
  • JDS 355 / HIS 356: Between Swords and Stones: Jerusalem
  • HIS 408: Selected Topics in 20th-Century Latin America
  • NES 394 / HIS 409: Colonialism, Post-Colonialism, and Islam: North Africa (1830-2019)
  • NES 410 / HIS 410: Modern North Africa (1500-19800): Between West Africa, Europe and the Middle East
  • HIS 414: China in the Age of the Qianlong Emperor
  • *EAS 415 / HIS 415: Intellectual History of China to the Fifth Century
  • EAS 416 / HIS 416: Intellectual History of China from the Ninth Century to the 19th Century
  • HIS 417: Gandhi: The Making of the Mahatma
  • HIS 419: Topics in the History of Modern Syria
  • HIS 421: Venice and the Mediterranean
  • HIS 422: Hindu, Muslim, Untouchable: Society and Politics in Pre-Modern South Asia, c. 1100-1800
  • *HIS 423: Africa: Revolutionary Movements and Liberation Struggles
  • HIS 427: From Alexander to Genghis Khan: Conquerors, Builders, and Empires
  • *HIS 428: Empire and Catastrophe
  • HIS 432: Environment and War
  • *NES 433 / HIS 433: Imperialism and Reform in the Middle East and the Balkans
  • *HIS 437: Law After Rome
  • HIS 438: History of Palestine / Israel
  • HIS 439: China’s Frontiers
  • HIS 445: Remembering Deportation and Genocide in France since WWII
  • HIS 453: Digital Histories of Crime in the Americas
  • NES 395 / HIS 457: Human Trafficking and Its Demise: African and European Slaves in Modern Islam (16th - 21st c.)
  • HIS 472: Medicine and Society in China: Past and Present
  • HIS 473: White Hunters, Black Poachers: Africa and the Science of Conservation
  • HIS 492: Utopias of Yesteryear: Socialist Experiments in Africa

Pre-Modern

Choose 1 from the following:

  • HIS 207: History of East Asia to 1800
  • EAS 218 / HIS 209: The Origins of Japanese Culture and Civilization: A History of Japan until 1600
  • HIS 210: The World of Late Antiquity
  • HIS 211: Europe from Antiquity to 1700
  • *HIS 214: British Empire in World History, 1700-2000
  • CLA 220 / HIS 215: Slavery in the Roman World
  • CLA 216 / HIS 216: Archaic and Classical Greece
  • *CLS 217 / HIS 217: The Greek World in the Hellenistic Age
  • CLA 218 / HIS 218: The Roman Republic
  • CLA 219 / HIS 219: The Roman Empire, 31 B.C. to AD. 337
  • NES 220 / HIS 220: Jews, Muslims, and Christians in the Middle Ages
  • NES 390 / HIS 221: Medieval Cairo: A Survival Guide
  • *NES 369 / HIS 251: The World of the Cairo Geniza
  • EAS 280 / HIS 279: Nomadic Empires: From the Scythian Confederation to the Mongol Conquest
  • HIS 290: The Scientific Worldview of Antiquity and the Middle Ages
  • HIS 291: The Scientific Revolution and European Order, 1500-1750
  • HIS 294: What is the Scientific Revolution?
  • *HIS 303: Colonial Latin America to 1810
  • HIS 307: The Mongols in the Middle East
  • HIS 314: Precolonial Africa
  • EAS 335 / HIS 318: Early Chinese History to 221
  • EAS 336 / HIS 319: The Making and Transformation of Medieval China: 300-1200
  • EAS 320 / HIS 320: Early Japanese History
  • EAS 321 / HIS 321: Early Modern Japan
  • *HIS 324: Early Modern China
  • *CLA 326 / HIS 326: Topics in Ancient History
  • CLA 327 / HIS 327: Topics in Ancient History
  • CLA 324 / HIS 328: Classical Historians and Their Philosophies of History
  • CLA 325 / HIS 329: Roman Law
  • NES 437 / HIS 337: The Ottoman Empire, 1300-1800
  • EAS 340 / HIS 340: Culture and Society in Late Imperial China: 1000-1900
  • *HIS 343: The Formation of Europe in the First Millennium
  • HIS 344: The Civilization of the High Middle Ages
  • HIS 345: The Crusades
  • HIS 347: The Age of Discoveries: Early Modern Europe, 1450-1789
  • REL 350 / HIS 353: God, Satan, Goddesses, and Monsters: How Their Stories Play in Art, Culture, and Politics
  • HIS 355: Transformation of the Ancient World: Byzantium 500-1200
  • HIS 358: History of the Balkans
  • HIS 367: English Constitutional History
  • *HIS 368: England from the War of the Roses to the Glorious Revolution
  • HIS 369: Britain 1688-1815: From Revolution to Global Pre-eminence
  • HIS 371: The Colonization of North America
  • HIS 407: Commons, Enclosures, Colonization in the Early Modern Atlantic
  • HIS 413: Medieval Democracy: Italian City States of the Middle Ages
  • EAS 415 / HIS 415: Intellectual History of China to the Fifth Century
  • EAS 416 / HIS 416: Intellectual History of China from the Ninth Century  to the 19th Century
  • HIS 421: Venice and the Mediterranean World
  • HIS 422: Hindu, Muslim, Untouchable: Society and Politics in Pre-Modern South Asia, c. 1100-1800
  • HIS 427: From Alexander to Genghis Khan: Conquerors, Builders, and Empires
  • HIS 428: Empire and Catastrophe
  • HIS 435: Relics, Ruins, and Robots: The Life of Things in the Pre-Modern Mediterranean
  • *HIS 437: Law After Rome
  • JDS 443 / HIS 443: Jewish History Through the Middle Ages
  • HIS 447: Ethnicity and History
  • *HIS 452: Magic, Matter, Medicine: Science in the Medieval World
  • HIS 463: Rivals and Reactionaries in the Early Modern World
  • CHV 466 / HIS 466: Foundations of the Modern State
  • HIS 476: The Vikings: History and Archaeology

History of Science

Choose at least 4 of the following:

  • EGR 277 / HIS 277: Technology and Society
  • HIS 290: The Scientific Worldview of Antiquity and the Middle Ages
  • HIS 291: The Scientific Revolution and European Order, 1500-1750
  • HIS 292: Science in the Modern World
  • *HIS 293: Science in a Global Context: 15th to 20th Century
  • HIS 294: What is the Scientific Revolution?
  • HIS 295: Making America: Technology and History in the United States
  • *STC 297 / HIS 297: Transformative Questions in Biology
  • HIS 391: History of Contemporary Science
  • HIS 392: History of Evolution
  • HIS 393: Race, Drugs, and Drug Policy in America
  • HIS 394: History of Ecology and Environmentalism (formerly HIS 491)
  • *HIS 395: History of Medicine and the Body
  • HIS 396: History of Biology
  • HIS 398: Technologies and Their Societies: Historical Perspectives
  • *AMS 399 / HIS 399: In the Groove: Technology and Music in American History, From Edison to the iPod
  • *HIS 452: Magic, Matter, Medicine: Science in the Medieval World
  • HIS 472: Medicine and Society in China: Past and Present
  • HIS 489: The Scientific Self
  • HIS 493: ‘1,2,3 Testing’… in the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine
  • HIS 494: Broken Brains, Shattered Minds
  • HIS 496: History of Neuroscience
  • HIS 498: History of Pseudoscience
  • HIS 499: Things