Current Courses

Undergraduate Classes Spring 2021 (subject to change)

*online asynchronous; #online synchronous; ^ online asynchronous with synchronous elements.

  • HIST 110: History of the Western World I: Problems in the Human Past*
  • HIST 112: History of the Western World II: Problems in the Human Past*
  • HIST 170: World History I: Problems in the Human Past^
  • HIST 171: World History II: Problems in the Human Past*
  • HIST 260: American History To 1865*
  • HIST 261: American History Since 1865 (* and # both available)

Group A:

  • HIST 323: History of Science to Newton*
  • HIST 360: Early Encounters in Native North America*
  • HIST 381: Colonial Latin America^:
  • HIST 399: Game of Thrones# (Honors students only)
  • HIST 416: Age of Enlightenment*

Group B:

  • HIST 349: African History since 1600*
  • HIST 389: Global Climate History*
  • HIST 444: Japanese Empire#
  • HIST 491: Transatlantic Slavery 1492-1867 (hybrid)

Group C:

  • HIST 356: Modern Ireland*
  • HIST 361: History of Health & Medicine in the United States/Pandemics#
  • HIST 367: US LGBT History^
  • HIST 373: Strikes, Riots, and Uprisings in U.S. History*
  • HIST 375: Civil Rights Movement, 1954-1974*
  • HIST 379: American Military History*
  • HIST 429: Nazi Germany#
  • HIST 467: The U.S. in Depression and War, 1929-1960*

No assigned group (still count in the major!)

  • HIST 391: Racism and Protest*
  • 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 495: Senior Thesis (# and in-person both available) (history majors only)
  • HIST 496: History and Social Science Instruction for Secondary and Middle Grades Educators# (educator licensure only)

Undergraduate Classes Fall 2020 (subject to change)

*online asynchronous; #online synchronous

  • HIST 110: History of the Western World I: Problems in the Human Past*
  • HIST 112: History of the Western World II: Problems in the Human Past*
  • HIST 170: World History I: Problems in the Human Past*
  • HIST 171: World History II: Problems in the Human Past*
  • HIST 260: American History To 1865 (* and # and in-person sections all available)
  • HIST 261: American History Since 1865 (* and # both available)

Group A:

  • HIST 303: Imperial Rome*
  • HIST 319: Early Islamic World*
  • HIST 323: History of Science to Newton*
  • HIST 348: African History to 1600*
  • HIST 381: Colonial Latin America*
  • HIST 422: Early Modern Europe*
Group B:
  • HIST 343: History of Southeast Asia Since ca. 1800*
  • HIST 388: The Cuban Revolution and it's Legacy*
  • HIST 442: Buddhist Southeast Asia*
  • HIST 484: History of Brazil#

Group C:

  • HIST 355: History of Black American Music*
  • HIST 359: Illinois History for Educators (educator licensure only)*
  • HIST 379: American Military History*
  • HIST 429: Nazi Germany#
  • HIST 466: Corporate America, 1900-1929#
  • HIST 468: America Since 1960*

No assigned group (still count in the major!)

  • HIST 395: Historical Methods# (HIST majors only)
  • HIST 396: Internship in History (mode negotiable with instructor)
  • only)
  • HIST 401: Third Clinical Secondary School Experience in History/Social Sciences (educator licensure only)#
  • HIST 492: Introduction to Public History#
  • HIST 495: Senior Thesis (HIST majors only) Note: both sections in-person
  • HIST 496: History and Social Science Instruction for Secondary and Middle Grades Educators (educator licensure only)#

Graduate Classes Spring 2021

*online asynchronous; #online synchronous

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

  • HIST 500: Student Teaching in History/Social Sciences for Secondary Educators (educator licensure only)
  • HIST 516: Age of Enlightenment*
  • HIST 529: Nazi Germany#
  • HIST 544: Japanese Empire#
  • HIST 567: The U.S. in Depression and War, 1929-1960*
  • HIST 591: Transatlantic Slavery 1492-1867 (hybrid)
  • HIST 596: History and Social Science Instruction for Secondary and Middle Grades Educators# (educator licensure only)

Graduate Reading Seminars (600s)

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

  • Nation and Empire#
  • Sport and Leisure#

Graduate Research Seminars (700s)

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

  • Religious Violence#
  • Atlantic World

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

These courses require contracts between the professor and student.

Graduate Classes Fall 2020

*online asynchronous; #online synchronous

Note: Graduate classes require permits. Email yyarmolovych@niu.edu with your request, including the field below and your ZID

  • HIST 500: Student Teaching in History/Social Sciences for Secondary Educators (educator licensure only)
  • HIST 522: Early Modern Europe*
  • HIST 542: Buddhist Southeast Asia*
  • HIST 529: Nazi Germany#
  • HIST 566: Corporate America, 1900-1929#
  • HIST 568: America Since 1960*
  • HIST 584: History of Brazil#
  • HIST 592: Introduction to Public History#
  • HIST 596: History and Social Science Instruction for Secondary and Middle Grades Educators (Educator Licensure Only)#
  • HIST 600: Public History Internship
  • HIST 695: Seminar in College Teaching of History#

Graduate Reading Seminars (600s)

Fields are U.S., Latin America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Global

  • History and Theory#
  • Radicalism#

Graduate Research Seminars (700s)

Fields are U.S., Latin America, Europe, Africa, Asia and General

  • Race, Gender, and Sexuality#
  • Freedom and Unfreedom#

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

These courses require contracts between the professor and student.

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815-753-0131
history@niu.edu

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