Current Courses

Undergraduate and Graduate Classes Summer 2022

All summer classes are online and asynchronous. For classes with multiple numbers, undergraduates should register at the 300/400 level and graduate students at the 500 level.

  • HIST 170: World History I (undergraduate only)
  • HIST 261: American History since 1865 (undergraduate only)
  • HIST 319 and HIST 591-001: The Early Islamic World (A group)
  • HIST 368 and HIST 591-002: History of Chicago (C group)
  • HIST 387 and HIST 591-003: History of Genocide (B group)

Undergraduate Classes Fall 2022

Classes meet in-person unless otherwise noted.

*online asynchronous; #online synchronous; ^ in-person and online synchronous hybrid

Lower Division

  • HIST 110: History of the Western World I
  • HIST 112: History of the Western World II*
  • HIST 170: World History I
  • HIST 171: World History II*
  • HIST 260: American History to 1865 (* and in-person options)
  • HIST 261: American History since 1865 (* and in-person options)

Group A

  • HIST 357: Britain to 1688
  • HIST 381: Colonial Latin America#
  • HIST 422: Early Modern Europe
  • HIST 458: Mediterranean World, 1450-1750*

Group B

  • HIST 341: History of India 1740-1947
  • HIST 383: Latin America Through Film
  • HIST 388: Cuban Revolution and Its Legacy*

Group C

  • HIST 359: History of Illinois (Educator Licensure only)
  • HIST 365: African American History Since 1865
  • HIST 367: US LGBT History#
  • HIST 377: American Environmental History
  • HIST 379: American Military History*
  • HIST 434: Russian Revolution
  • HIST 464: Civil War Era

No Assigned Group (But Still Counts for Major)

  • HIST 390: Film and History* (8-week session)
  • HIST 395: Historical Methods (History majors only)
  • HIST 396: Internship in History (mode negotiable with instructor)
  • HIST 400: Student Teaching in History/Social Sciences for Secondary Educators (Educator Licensure only)
  • HIST 401: Third Clinical Secondary School Experience in History/Social Sciences # (Educator Licensure only)
  • HIST 480H: Spies, Lies and Secret Wars: CIA in the World (Honors only)
  • HIST 495: Senior Thesis (History majors only)
  • HIST 496: History and Social Science Instruction for Secondary and Middle Grades Educators # (Educator Licensure only)

Graduate Classes Fall 2022

Classes meet in-person unless otherwise noted.

*online asynchronous; #online synchronous; ^ in-person and online synchronous hybrid

Graduate classes require permits. Please email yyarmolovych@niu.edu with your request, including the field below and your Z-ID.

  • HIST 522: Early Modern Europe
  • HIST 534: Russian Revolution
  • HIST 541: The African Diaspora
  • HIST 558: Mediterranean World, 1450-1750*
  • HIST 564: Civil War Era
  • HIST 584: History of Brazil^

Graduate Reading Seminars (600s)

The fields are U.S., Latin America, Europe, Africa, Asia and global.

  • History and Theory
  • Labor History

Graduate Research Seminars (700s)

The fields are U.S., Latin America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and global.

  • Atlantic World
  • Material Culture

Independent Study (HIST 736) and Independent Research (HIST 756)

These courses require contracts between the professor and student.

Contact Us

Department of History
Zulauf 715
815-753-0131
history@niu.edu

Our office is open Monday through Thursday, from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., except for a daily lunch break from noon-1 p.m.

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