Department of History

The Major

History majors are required to take at least eight history courses (24 credits) numbered 3000 and above. They are encouraged to take courses in at least three of the six different geographical areas of our curriculum; these areas are Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, The United States, and Global, Comparative, or Transnational History. Majors are required to take the Capstone Course (History 4900). Students may take six credits toward their majors in other departments, if the courses are related to their program of study; prior consultation with a history department advisor is required.

Program Prerequisite - Complete one of the following courses:

HIS 1000

Themes in American History

3 credits

HIS 1001 

Themes in Global History to 1500 C.E.

3 credits

HIS 1003

Themes in Global History Since 1500 C.E.

3 credits

HIS 1005 

Modern American History

3 credits

 Required Course:

HIS 4900

Capstone Course: In Search of History       

3 credits


Electives:

Africa

HIS 3061

Survey of African History ( BLS 3061)

3 credits

HIS 3062 

Women in African History ( BLS 3062)

3 credits

HIS 3063

History of the African Diaspora ( BLS 3063)

3 credits

HIS 3815 

History of African Religions ( REL 3815)

3 credits

 Asia

HIS 3080

A Survey of Asian History ( AAS 3080)

3 credits

HIS 3084 

The Historical Search for the Prophet Mohammed ( REL 3084)

3 credits

HIS 3085

The Islamic Middle East and North Africa: 622-1789

3 credits

HIS 3086 

The Modern Middle East and North Africa ( POL 3086)

3 credits

HIS 3346

The Rise of Asia in World Affairs ( AAS 3346), ( POL 3346

3 credits

HIS 3446

History of Modern Iraq

3 credits

HIS 3820

History of Chinese Religion ( AAS 3820), ( REL 3820)

3 credits

HIS 3841

Ancient India 

3 credits

HIS 3842

The Making of Modern India ( POL 3842)

3 credits

HIS 3851

The Heritage of Chinese Civilization ( AAS 3851)

3 credits

HIS 3852

Modernization and Westernization in Asia 

3 credits

HIS 3853

The Emergence of Modern Japan ( AAS 3853)

3 credits

HIS 3854

China in Revolution ( AAS 3854

3 credits

 Europe

HIS 3011

Ancient Greece

3 credits

HIS 3012

The Ancient World: Rome

3 credits

HIS 3016

Europe in the Age of the Renaissance

3 credits

HIS 3100

Jesus—A Historical and Critical Approach ( REL 3100)

3 credits

HIS 3221 

European Thought in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

3 credits

HIS 3222

European Intellectual History in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries 

3 credits

HIS 3250

The Third Republic in France

3 credits

HIS 3340

Women in Europe: Ancient to Modern

3 credits

HIS 3351

Russia Under the Tsars 

3 credits

HIS 3352

The Russian Revolution and the Soviet Regime

3 credits

HIS 3360

Topics in European History 

3 credits

HIS 3538

The Holocaust in History and Memory ( JWS 3538)

3 credits

  Latin America and the Caribbean

HIS 3010

Central America: A Regional Study

3 credits

HIS 3020

Afro-Brazilian History ( LACS 3020)

3 credits

HIS 3025

Race, Class, and Gender in Brazil ( LTS 3025)

3 credits 

HIS 3070

History of Civilizations in Latin America 

3 credits

HIS 3071

History of Colonial Latin America 

3 credits 

HIS 3072

History of Modern Latin America 

3 credits

HIS 3073

History of U.S.-Latin American Relations

3 credits

HIS 3075

History of Caribbean Civilizations 

3 credits

 The United States

HIS 3005

Social Welfare Policy POL 3005

3 credits

HIS 3008

Religion and Politics in the United States ( POL 3008), ( REL 3008)

3 credits

HIS 3041

Colonial America: From Settlement to Independence 

3 credits

HIS 3044

The Civil War and Reconstruction: 1850-1880 

3 credits

HIS 3055

The Sixties in America ( BLS 3055), ( LTS 3055

3 credits

HIS 3060

African American History ( BLS 3060)

3 credits

HIS 3102

American Conservatism: Origins, Development and Contemporary Controversies ( POL 3102

3 credits

HIS 3345

Asian American History ( AAS 3345

3 credits

HIS 3400

City and Suburb in Twentieth-Century America

3 credits

HIS 3140

History of American Business Enterprise

3 credits

HIS 3415

U.S. Economic History

3 credits

HIS 3450

History of American Medicine

3 credits

HIS 3455

Science and Technology in American Life

3 credits

HIS 3456

American Intellectual History

3 credits

HIS 3456

Topics in American History

3 credits

HIS 3472

American Urban History 

3 credits

HIS 3550

The Immigrant in American History

3 credits

HIS 3551

History of the People of the City of New York

3 credits

HIS 3552

The Great Depression, 1929-1940

3 credits

HIS 3560

History of the Jewish People in America

3 credits

HIS 3650

Women in America 

3 credits

 Global, Comparative, or Transnational History

HIS 3009

Topics in the History of Globalization 

3 credits

HIS 3110

Food History 

3 credits 

HIS 3230

Modern Imperialism  

3 credits

HIS 3367

Comparative Revolutions 

3 credits

HIS 3380

Contemporary Islamic World 

3 credits

HIS 3390

Naval Battles and Society: A Global History

3 credits 

HIS 3420

American Foreign Relations in the Twentieth Century 

3 credits

HIS 3445

History of the Cold War

3 credits

HIS 3860

Topics in African, Asian, or Latin American History

3 credits

HIS 3890

Encounters in Global Ancient Empires 

3 credits 

HIS 3950

Special Topics in Global History

 

 Methods

HIS 3495

Hands-On History

3 credits 

HIS 3500 

Colloquium in History  

3 credits

HIS 5000

Independent Research and Reading in History 

3 credits

HIS 5100

History Internship 

3 credits

HIS 6001H

HIS 6002H

HIS 6003H

History Honors, I, II, and III

3 credits

 

The Minor
The minor in history is designed to provide an in-depth understanding of the discipline for students who are majoring in other academic areas. Students can choose electives from different regions, such as Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, The United States, and Global, Comparative, or Transnational History. History combines perfectly with studies in international business, economics, business ethics, or finance, as well as many other fields.

To complete the history minor, students take three upper-level courses (9 credits). Two of these courses must be at the 3000-level, followed by HIS 4900, the history capstone course. Interested students should consult with the history department.

Special Program: Honors Program in HistoryHistory majors and other interested students will be admitted to the program in their junior or senior year. All students will be required to have had at least 12 hours of history courses with B+ average in history and a general average of B. Students falling short of these requirements may be admitted to the program upon the recommendation of two history faculty members.

The honors program may consist of two tutorials taken consecutively and devoted to reading and researching an area of the students choice. For College requirements for honors, see the Honors Programs section of this bulletin.

For more information, check the current Student Bulletin.

Contact

Department of History, 646-312-4311
Prof. Katherine Pence, 646-312-4332

The City University of New York