History Department Courses 

"To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child." - Marcus Tullius Cicero

Current Courses

Visit this page when you're planning to enroll in courses. It includes a list of all the courses that will be offered for the current or upcoming quarter and includes course descriptions for topical courses. 

Teaching Matrix

A tentative list of courses planned for the regular academic year.

Course Archive

Lists of courses we have offered in the past.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I find course descriptions?

What is a Colloquium?

Colloquia are courses numbered 160-190 for undergraduate students, and 260-290 for graduate students. They are run more like graduate seminars than undergraduate lectures in that enrollment is capped at 20 (usually 15 undergraduate seats, and 5 graduate seats) to facillitate small group disscussions of the many assigned readings. The course culminates in a final research paper that for undergraduate students usually fulfills the Significant Writing Requirement for their college. Undergraduate majors are required to take one colloquium but may take more. Ungraduate students in the Honors Program are required to take two colloquia in addition to HITO 196-Honors Seminar.