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Department of History

Topics Course Descriptions

Each semester, the History Department offers several "topics" courses. These are often new courses or those that cross traditional chronological and geographical divides. General Historical topics fall under HIST 301; American History topics under HIST 533; European topics under HIST 597; and Non-Western topics under HIST 598. The KSU catalog does not offer a full description of these topics classes, so we do so below.

Spring 2022 Topics Courses:

HIST 301, Sec A   Topics in History - Top/Salem Witch Trials

T U       9:30 - 10:45 a.m.   Calvin 218    Breen, Louise

Course description forthcoming.


HIST 301, Sec ZA   Topics in History - Top/Framing & Amending the U.S. Constitution

100% online, asynchronous    Aley, Ginette

This course provides an historical introduction to the shaping, framing, and amending of the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights, from their origins to the mid-twentieth century. We will also explore landmark Supreme Court decisions and their impact on American society. Global Campus Course Fees apply.


HIST 301, Sec B   Topics in History - Top/Pirates

M W F       9:30 - 10:20 a.m.    Calvin 116   Brandom, Eric W

This course will be a global survey of maritime predation, from the ancient world to modern day web-pirating and Pirate Parties.


HIST 301, Sec C   Topics in History - Top/Nazi Germany & the Holocaust

T U          1:05 - 2:20 p.m.       Calvin 218    Maner, Brent

Course description forthcoming.


HIST 301, Sec D   Topics in History - Top/American Imperialism

M W F      11:30 - 12:20 p.m.   Calvin 218    Smith, Kenneth

Course description forthcoming.


HIST 301, Sec E   Topics in History - Top/Renaissance & Reformation

M W F      12:30 - 1:20 p.m.   Calvin 209    Holgerson, Timothy

Course description forthcoming.


HIST 301, Sec F   Topics in History - Top/Modern Central Europe

T U      11:30 - 12:45 p.m.   Calvin 218    Bergstrom, Stefan

Course description forthcoming.


HIST 533, Sec B   History of America - Top/U.S. Intervention in Latin America

M W F       1:05 - 2:20 p.m.    Calvin 212    McCrea, Heather 

Course description forthcoming.


See the full schedule of courses for the Spring 2022 HERE.