Current Courses

Undergraduate and Graduate Classes Summer 2021

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 260: American History to 1865 (undergraduate only)
  • HIST 319 and HIST 519: The Early Islamic World (A group)
  • HIST 387 and HIST 587: History of Genocide (B group)
  • HIST 469 and HIST 569: Vietnam War

Undergraduate Classes Fall 2021

Classes meet in-person unless otherwise noted.

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

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

Group A:

  • HIST 348: African History to 1600*
  • HIST 399: Communal Strife: Civil Wars in a Comparative Perspective (Honors students only)
  • HIST 420: The Renaissance

Group B:

  • HIST 339: French Overseas Empire
  • HIST 346: Women in Asian History ^
  • HIST 443: History of Islamic Southeast Asia
  • HIST 481: Indigenous Mexico ^

Group C:

  • HIST 355: History of Black American Music
  • HIST 359: History of Illinois* (priority to Educator Licensure students)
  • HIST 371: The American West
  • HIST 374: Latinos/as in the United States*
  • HIST 379: American Military History*
  • HIST 468: America Since 1960

No assigned group (still count in the major!)

  • 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 (History majors only)
  • HIST 496: History and Social Science Instruction for Secondary and Middle Grades Educators (Educator Licensure only)

Graduate Classes Fall 2021

Classes meet in-person unless otherwise noted.

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

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 520: The Renaissance
  • HIST 543: History of Islamic Southeast Asia
  • HIST 568: America Since 1960
  • HIST 581: Indigenous Mexico#
  • 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.

  • Indigenous History
  • Gender and Sexuality

Graduate Research Seminars (700s)

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

  • Visual Culture
  • Nation and Empire

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

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