Highlighted Courses

HIST 111

History of Africa to 1800

 This course consists of a survey of African history to 1800, Along with historical knowledge, it seeks to give students a basic familiarity with the geography of the continent, as well as to provide an overview of African languages.

HIST 227

Modern Japanese History

Introduction to the history of the Japanese people, their social and cultural systems, politics, and economy, from the mid-sixteenth century to the mid-twentieth century.
HIST 263

History of Medicine in the United States

Medicine and public health in the United States from the colonial period through the twentieth century. Topics include medical theories, therapeutic practices, and institutions (medical schools, hospitals, asylums, clinics) and how they have been determined by science, culture, politics, law, and social structures
HIST 312

Immigrant America

History of immigration and immigrant groups in the United States from 1830 to 1980. Covers major waves of immigration and focuses on the diverse cultural heritage, social structure, and political activism of immigrants from Europe, the Americas, and Asia.
HIST 381

Urban History

This course examines United States urban history through the lens of Chicago.
HIST 442

Roman Law and Legal Tradition

This course will look at how the law was administered in the Roman world and at the role of the Roman Senate, Roman emperors, and barbarian kings.