Undergraduate History Courses

History Course Offerings (Spring 2019)


HIST 3000 Introduction to Historical Studies.   MW 10:00-11:45am&12:30-2:15 pm

Professor Marni Davis & Professor Nick Wilding. The nature of historical knowledge and analysis, historical resources in Atlanta-area research libraries and archives, and exercises in historical writing and thinking. HIST 3000 will include Reacting to the Past, a role-playing game in which students represent historical figures informed by classic texts in the history of ideas. Students win the game if they can persuade their fellow historical characters that their team’s ideas and arguments are best. Crosslisted with the Honors College.


U.S. & the World


HIST 3200 North America before 1800                          Online

Professor Jeff Young. Digital projects on the colonial history of North America.

HIST 3220 U.S. in the 20th Century                                MW 2:30-4:15 p.m.

Professor Alex Cummings. Major developments in the U.S. from 1900 to the present.

HIST 3420 Historical Aspects of Public Health              MW 9:30-10:45 a.m.

Professor Les Leighton. Major discoveries, developments, and advances in the field of medicine and public health. Crosslisted with the College of Public Health.

HIST 4200 American Culture and Ideas II                      TR 12:45-2:30 p.m.

Professor David Sehat. From the Civil War to the twenty-first century through books, essays, films, novels, and more. More!

HIST 4255 US Civil War & Reconstruction                     TR 12:45-2:30 p.m.

Professor Wendy Venet. Causes of the war, the war itself, Reconstruction, and the war’s commemoration from the 1860s to the present. Crosslisted with the Honors College.

HIST 4320 Metropolitan Atlanta                                     W 4:30-7 p.m.

Professor Marni Davis. Social, historical, and geographic processes which have shaped the Atlanta region. Crosslisted with Sociology and Geography.


Europe & the World


HIST 3410 History of Food                                                MW 12:30-2:15 p.m.

Professor Jeffrey Trask. What does soup have to do with labor rights in France? Why did the ancient Romans legislate how many chickens could be served at a dinner party? How did Chicago change the American farming landscape? Crosslisted with the Honors College.

HIST 3520 Early Modern Europe, 1500-1789               TR 10:00-11:45 a.m.

Professor Jake Selwood. The Northern Renaissance, the Reformation, birth of the nation-state and capitalism. Crosslisted with the Honors College and Global Studies.

HIST 3625 War in Europe and America Since 1500     TR 8:00-9:45 a.m.

Professor Robin Conner. Warfare and military institutions as they relate to social, economic, political, and technological developments.

HIST 3650 Africa and the World                                      MW 10:00-11:45 a.m.

Professor Harcourt Fuller. The long and extensive international history of Africa. Crosslisted with Global Studies.

HIST 3660 20th Century World History                          TR 2:15-3:30 p.m.

Professor Ian Fletcher. the “long” twentieth century from the 1890s to the 2000s.

Crosslisted with Global Studies.

HIST 3730 Latin America since 1810                               MW 2:30-4:15 p.m.

Professor J.T. Way. Latin America since 1810. Political, economic, and social developments of the major countries, such as Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, and Chile.

Crosslisted with Global Studies.

HIST 4100 Philosophy of History                                     MW 12:30-1:45 p.m.

Professor Greg Moore. What is “history”? How do we understand and represent the past? How does historical inquiry relate to society and culture? Crosslisted with Philosophy.

HIST 4580 German History Since 1900                           TR 2:45-4:30 p.m.

Professor Joe Perry. Nationalism, effects of WWI, the Weimar Republic, Nazism and WWII, the divided Germanies and reunification.

HIST 4690 Topics in European History: World War I   TR 12:45-2:30 p.m.

Professor Joe Perry. World War I. Also known as the Great War.