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Undergraduate Courses


The History Department offers dozens of courses each year at the undergraduate and graduate level. Our faculty members teach face-to-face, online, and blended courses that students can take on all WKU campuses or from anywhere in the world. The department takes pride in the fact that the large majority of our courses are taught by full-time faculty who are professional historians and experts in their fields. 

Upcoming courses are listed below, as well as previously taught courses; since offerings change each term, check with the undergraduate advisors (see the links to the right) for more information. For current and future course schedules and syllabi, consult TopNet's Schedule of Classes. For a list of undergraduate courses and descriptions, see the undergraduate catalog.

 

Undergraduate courses scheduled for Fall 2020

HIST 101 World History I (to 1500)
HIST 102 World History II (since 1500)
HIST 200 Latin America Past and Present
HIST 240 United States to 1865
HIST 241 United States since 1865
HIST 299 Military History
HIST 306 Ancient Rome (Connections-Systems)
HIST 307 Middle Ages (Connections-Systems)
HIST 316 Civil War in Film
HIST 320 American Studies (Connections-Social/Cultural)
HIST 335 20th Century Europe (Independent Study)
HIST 341 Cult. History of Alcohol (Independent Study
HIST 347 Social History of US
HIST 358 Blacks/Am History to 1877
HIST 380 Human Rights in History (Connections-Local to Global)
HIST 441 American Rev/Early Republic
HIST 443 Civil War/Reconstruction (Independent Study)
HIST 446 Am Legal History since 1865
HIST 454 Hist/Religion in America
HIST 462 History of the Middle East
HIST 464 Latin America & the US
HIST 481 Rise and Fall of Confederacy
HIST 491 Special Topic: US Medical History
HIST 498 Senior Seminar

 

Undergraduate courses scheduled for Spring 2021

HIST 101 World History I (to 1500)
HIST 102 World History II (since 1500)
HIST 240 United States to 1865
HIST 241 United States since 1865
HIST 305 Ancient Greece
HIST 308 Medieval Mediterranean (Connections-Systems)
HIST 330 History of Africa before 1500
HIST 335 20th Century Europe (Independent Study)
HIST 341 Cult. History of Alcohol (Independent Study
HIST 349 US since 1945
HIST 353 Indian Peoples in N. America
HIST 379 Gandhi: Global Legacy
HIST 391 History of Sport
HIST 402 Pirates in World History
HIST 420 History of Sexuality
HIST 430 Amer. Civil Rights Movement
HIST 443 Civil War/Reconstruction (Independent Study)
HIST 445 Amer. Legal History to 1865
HIST 453 American Women’s History
HIST 490 Special Topics: History of Terrorism
HIST 494 US Military History
HIST 498 Senior Seminar


Other Undergraduate Courses

HIST 300 Contemporary Chinese Society
HIST 310 Comparative Slavery
HIST 317 Renaissance Europe
HIST 318 Age of the Reformation
HIST 322 Age of Enlightenment
HIST 323 British Isles to 1688
HIST 324 Modern Britain since 1688
HIST 325 Blacks in Civil War & Reconstruction
HIST 331 African History since 1500
HIST 333 History of Genocide
HIST 334 19th-Century Europe
HIST 338 Russia to 1900
HIST 340 History of Popular Culture since 1500
HIST 348 United States, 1900-1945
HIST 352 American Borderlands and the West
HIST 359 Blacks in American History since 1877
HIST 360 History of Africa
HIST 364 Colonial Latin America
HIST 365 Modern Latin America 1800 to Present
HIST 370 Modern South Asia
HIST 390 Blacks in the American South
HIST 404 History of Ancient Egypt
HIST 407 The Crusades: West Meets East
HIST 419 Tudor-Stuart England
HIST 422 French Revolution and Napoleon
HIST 425 Modern Germany
HIST 426 Hitler & Nazi Germany
HIST 428 England since 1914
HIST 438 20th-Century Russia
HIST 439 Rise & Decline of Communism
HIST 440 Colonial North America to 1763
HIST 442 Age of Jackson, 1815-1850
HIST 444 Gilded Age America
HIST 447 History of Amer Popular Culture
HIST 449 Korea and Vietnam
HIST 450 Diplomatic Hist. of the U.S. to 1898
HIST 451 Diplomatic Hist. of the U.S. since 1898
HIST 456 Kentucky History
HIST 457 Old South
HIST 458 New South
HIST 460 Traditional East Asia
HIST 461 Modern East Asia
HIST 463 The Atlantic World
HIST 465 Mexican Republic
HIST 471 Modern China
HIST 472 Modern Japan
HIST 489 Cooperative Education in History

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