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Department of History

History Course Distributions

Below are lists of course distributions for all listed History courses. Check out the History Course Catalog for more information on each course.

Depending on the topic and focus of the course, History courses may fall into one, two, or three of the following four specific overlays:

European Courses

*Course counts toward more than one overlay

**HIST 301 may also count, depending on the topic

  • HIST 301 - Topics in History**
  • HIST 510 - World War I
  • HIST 512 - Women in European History
  • HIST 520 - Death and Dying in History*
  • HIST 565 - History and Culture of Greece*
  • HIST 566 - History and Culture of Rome*
  • HIST 567 - Europe in the Middle Ages*
  • HIST 568 - The Renaissance*
  • HIST 569 - The Reformation*
  • HIST 570 - Europe in the Seventeenth Century*
  • HIST 571 - Eighteenth-Century Europe*
  • HIST 572 - Nineteenth Century Europe
  • HIST 573 - Twentieth Century Europe
  • HIST 574 - Europe since World War II
  • HIST 576 - European International Relations to 1815*
  • HIST 577 - European International Relations Since 1815
  • HIST 578 - Central Europe, 1500-1914
  • HIST 579 - The British Isles to 1603*
  • HIST 580 - The British Isles Since 1603
  • HIST 582 - Eastern Europe Since 1914
  • HIST 583 - History of France, 1400-1715*
  • HIST 584 - France and its Empire, 1815-Present
  • HIST 585 - Medieval Christianity*
  • HIST 587 - Nineteenth-Century Imperial Germany
  • HIST 588 - Nazi Germany and the Holocaust
  • HIST 591 - The Russian Empire*
  • HIST 592 - Twentieth Century Russia
  • HIST 595 - French Revolution, 1789-1815*
  • HIST 597 - Topics in European History (pre-1800 overlay depends on topic)

U.S. Courses

*Course counts toward more than one overlay

**HIST 301 may also count, depending on the topic

  • HIST 301 - Topics in History**
  • HIST 311 - Race & US Foreign Relations
  • HIST 320 - History of Technology
  • HIST 502 - Off-Campus American Studies
  • HIST 511 - Environmental History
  • HIST 515 - History of Sport
  • HIST 519 - Science and Technology in the United States
  • HIST 520 - Death and Dying in History*
  • HIST 522 - Religion in American History
  • HIST 524 - The History of Baseball in American Culture
  • HIST 525 - Colonial America*
  • HIST 526 - The American Revolution*
  • HIST 527 - The Early National Period
  • HIST 528 - America in the Age of Jackson
  • HIST 529 - Civil War and Reconstruction
  • HIST 530 - United States in the 19th Century
  • HIST 531 - The United States in the Twentieth Century
  • HIST 533 - Topics in the History of the Americas
  • HIST 534 - Social History of Medicine
  • HIST 536 - The American West
  • HIST 537 - History of the Indians of North America*
  • HIST 538 - Women in Sport
  • HIST 539 - African-American History
  • HIST 540 - Women in America, 1600 to the Civil War*
  • HIST 542 - Women in America, Civil War to the Present
  • HIST 543 - U.S. World Affairs to 1920
  • HIST 544 - U.S. and World Affairs since 1920
  • HIST 546 - History of American Military Affairs
  • HIST 547 - Economic History of the United States
  • HIST 551 - History of Family Violence
  • HIST 553 - History of American Culture
  • HIST 554 - History of the South
  • HIST 555 - American Constitutional History
  • HIST 556 - Bill of Rights in American History
  • HIST 557 - History of American Agriculture
  • HIST 558 - History of Kansas
  • HIST 564 - History of Mass Communications in America
  • HIST 589 - Lost Kansas Communities
  • HIST 593 - The Vietnam War*

Non-Western Courses

*Course counts toward more than one overlay

**HIST 301 may also count, depending on the topic

  • HIST 301 - Topics in History**
  • HIST 303 - Latin American History and Civilization
  • HIST 311 - Race & US Foreign Relations
  • HIST 330 - History of East Asian Civilizations*
  • HIST 331 - Introduction to Japan
  • HIST 332 - Introduction to China
  • HIST 333 - War and Conquest in Hispanic America*
  • HIST 501 - Japan’s Samurai Age*
  • HIST 504 - Intellectual History of Early China*
  • HIST 505 - South Asian Civilizations
  • HIST 506 - Modern India and South Asia
  • HIST 507 - China Since 1644
  • HIST 508 - Introduction to Modern East Asia
  • HIST 509 - Japan Since 1550
  • HIST 516 - The Modern Middle East
  • HIST 517 - Iranian People Since Antiquity
  • HIST 549 - Modern Africa from 1850
  • HIST 559 - History of Aztecs, Inca, and Maya*
  • HIST 560 - Latin American Nations
  • HIST 561 - Colonial Hispanic America*
  • HIST 562 - Modern Mexico
  • HIST 593 - The Vietnam War*
  • HIST 598 - Topics in Non-Western History*

Pre-1800 Courses

*Course counts toward more than one overlay

**HIST 301 may also count, depending on the topic

  • HIST 301 - Topics in History**
  • HIST 330 - History of East Asian Civilizations*
  • HIST 333 - War and Conquest in Hispanic America*
  • HIST 501 - Japan’s Samurai Age*
  • HIST 504 - Intellectual History of Early China*
  • HIST 520 - Death and Dying in History*
  • HIST 521 - History of Christianity
  • HIST 523 - A History of the Occult and Witchcraft
  • HIST 525 - Colonial America*
  • HIST 526 - The American Revolution*
  • HIST 537 - History of the Indians of North America*
  • HIST 540 - Women in America, 1600 to the Civil War*
  • HIST 559 - History of Aztecs, Inca, and Maya*
  • HIST 561 - Colonial Hispanic America*
  • HIST 565 - History and Culture of Greece*
  • HIST 566 - History and Culture of Rome*
  • HIST 567 - Europe in the Middle Ages*
  • HIST 568 - The Renaissance*
  • HIST 569 - The Reformation*
  • HIST 570 - Europe in the Seventeenth Century*
  • HIST 571 - Eighteenth-Century Europe*
  • HIST 576 - European International Relations to 1815*
  • HIST 579 - The British Isles to 1603*
  • HIST 583 - History of France, 1400-1715*
  • HIST 585 - Medieval Christianity*
  • HIST 591 - The Russian Empire*
  • HIST 595 - French Revolution, 1789-1815*

Depending on the topic, courses in HIST 597 – Topics in European History and in HIST 598 – Topics in Non-Western History can count towards the Pre-1800 overlay.

Non-Specified Courses

These courses are not modeled into overlays, or the topics are considered to be too broad to fit into the overlays.

  • HIST 399 - Honors Seminar in History
  • HIST 498 - Senior Thesis
  • HIST 499 - Honors Project
  • HIST 503 - Historical Study in International Setting
  • HIST 513 - Battles and Leaders
  • HIST 514 - World War II
  • HIST 545 - War in the Twentieth Century
  • HIST 650 - Internship in History
  • HIST 798 - Readings in History
  • HIST 799 - Problems in History