The Undergraduate Program in History
Welcome to the 2019–2020 Academic Year!
Ongoing crises globally and locally demonstrate the urgency of understanding the historical context of the world around us. The History Department is poised to help you learn about the origins of contemporary struggles. What's more, the longer and broader views of how diverse societies and cultures have organized their lives and coped with challenges can carry us beyond the myopia of the present and help us imagine alternative futures.
Whether you are new to the discipline of History or are on your way to graduating with honors in History, we have courses that are designed for you. Our courses span the globe, covering five continents and countless countries, from antiquity to today's headlines.
- A few years ago, the Department instituted a new numbering system to make it easier to find the courses you are looking for. You can find the new number of an old course, or if you are curious, find what a newly numbered course used to be called (especially if you want to look it up on Critical Review).
- Concentration requirements ensure that our students get both chronological depth and geographical breadth in their study of history. View/download the new concentration form. See details on the requirements. See details on the Chronology/Geography designations of History courses.
Director of Undergraduate Studies: Professor Naoko Shibusawa