Curriculum Overview

The history curriculum includes period courses covering America from the colonial era to the present, thematic courses in such areas as imperialism and women’s history, courses in European and Asian history, courses analyzing historic forces shaping the contemporary world, and courses in local and regional history.

Dr. Hunter, John Billimack, Allison BatesUIS undergraduate students can enroll as undergraduate History majors by taking coursework in a physical classroom on the UIS campus, or online via the Internet. Campus-based courses typically meet at the UIS campus in Springfield, Illinois, one or two times weekly for several hours.

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To explore our course options, please view our Course Descriptions.

HIS 106 – Peoples of the Past

HIS 107 – Globalization and Power

HIS 118 – Making the West

HIS 119 – Gods and Heroes of Early Europe

HIS 150 – Topics in Comparative Religion

HIS 160 – Topics in Middle Eastern History

HIS 161 – Introduction to the Modern Middle East

HIS 176 – History of Premodern East Asia

HIS 177 – History of Modern Asia

HIS 201 – World History

HIS 202 – European History

HIS 204 – U.S. History to 1877

HIS 205 – U.S. History since 1877

HIS 211 – Women in the Middle East

HIS 241 – ECCE: Survey of African American History I

HIS 242 – ECCE: Survey of African American History II

HIS 299 – Tutorial

HIS 301 – The Historian’s Craft

HIS 303 – Understanding U.S. History

HIS 325 – Latina/o USA

HIS 345 – ECCE: US Women’s History

HIS 352 – History of American Law

HIS 360 – Topics in Warfare

HIS 371 – Islamic Civilization

HIS 375 – ECCE: Conflict in the Middle East

HIS 378 – ECCE: Christian-Muslim Encounters

HIS 399 – Tutorial

HIS 401 – Senior Seminar

HIS 402 – Honors Research Seminar

HIS 411 – ECCE: Democracy and Democratic Theory

HIS 412 – Alexander the Great

HIS 414 – ECCE: Cleopatra’s Egypt

HIS 419 – Egyptology

HIS 422 – ECCE: Politics and Religion: Culture Wars

HIS 424 – ECCE: Ancient Sport and Spectacle

HIS 427 – African-American History

HIS 429 – ECCE: Civil Rights Movement of the Twentieth Century

HIS 431 – Colonial America

HIS 432 – Revolutionary America

HIS 433 – United States, 1790-1840

HIS 434 – United States, 1840-1890

HIS 435 – United States, 1890-1945

HIS 436 – United States, 1945- Present

HIS 437 – The Sixties

HIS 438 – American Environmental History

HIS 439 – American Agricultural History

HIS 440 – Topics in U.S. History

HIS 441 – The Civil War and Reconstruction

HIS 442 – American Urban History

HIS 443 – American Foreign Relations in the 20th Century

HIS 444 – The American Presidency

HIS 445 – Intellectual Origins of the American Revolution

HIS 449 – American Westward Expansion

HIS 450 – Major Figures in History

HIS 452 – American Revivalism and Christian Religion

HIS 453 – Minority Women: Issues and Perspectives

HIS 454 – The History of the Family

HIS 459 – World Environmental Thought

HIS 460 – Studies in Latin American History

HIS 461 – Europe in the 18th Century

HIS 462 – ECCE: Conflict in the 19th Century Europe

HIS 463 – Europe in the 20th Century

HIS 467 – Renaissance and Reformation Europe

HIS 468 – History of Spain

HIS 470 – Topics in 20th Century World History

HIS 472 – Imperial Russia

HIS 473 – History of the Soviet Union

HIS 474 – Vietnamese History

HIS 475 – ECCE: Nationalism and Imperialism

HIS 476 – Modern China

HIS 477 – Premodern Japan

HIS 478 – Modern Japan

HIS 479 – ECCE: From Vikings to Hackers: A Pirate’s World History

HIS 480 – Topics in Pre-Modern World History

HIS 481 – Women in Chinese and Japanese History

HIS 482 – Samurai in History and Romance

HIS 483 – ECCE: Anime, History, and Memory

HIS 484 – History of Sexuality in America

HIS 499 – Independent Study: Special Topics in History

HIS 501 – Graduate History Colloquium

HIS 502 – Public History Colloquium

HIS 503 – Researching and Writing History

HIS 504 – American Material Life

HIS 505 – Historic Environmental Preservation

HIS 506 – American Architectural History

HIS 507 – Museum and Society

HIS 508 – Archival Management

HIS 510 – Graduate Readings Seminar

HIS 511 – Museum/Historic Sites Methods

HIS 520 – Oral History Methods

HIS 525 – Policy History

HIS 560 – Position Essay and Historiography

HIS 561 – Position Essay and Historiography Continuing Enrollment

HIS 570 – Public History Internship and Project

HIS 571 – Public History Internship and Project Continuing Enrollment

HIS 580 – Thesis

HIS 581 – Thesis Continuing Enrollment

HIS 599 – Independent Study: Special Topics in History