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Sample Course Syllabi

Here are recent syllabi for a sample of graduate courses offered in the program.  Please be aware that these are all “works in progress” and change, sometimes markedly, from year to year as professors teaching the course rotate or as we update the readings, change the organization, alter the assignments, and otherwise modify the course to reflect new developments in the field. Other courses are offered from time to time as well. 


I.  600-level Courses: These are exclusively for graduate students and operate in a seminar format:


II.  500-level Courses: These are “swing” courses that include both undergraduate and graduates. They generally enroll larger numbers than the 600-level seminars and operate in a lecture/discussion mode. Special requirements for graduate students, beyond those of the undergraduates, normally apply.

Last Updated 1/25/11


Congratulations to Dr. Jose R. Torre on winning the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching!

History major Michael Zagari has been accepted into the Duquesne University School of Law this coming fall on a full academic scholarship! During his time at Brockport, Mike has played on the NCAA men’s ice hockey team and has won the Jack Crandall and Robert Griswold History Department Awards.

History major Gabrielle Brannigan received a scholarship to enter the MA program in Social Studies and Special Education at the University of Rochester's Warner School of Education.

History professor Jose R. Torre to direct NEH Landmarks Workshop for K-12 teachers. The Rochester Reform Trail explores Rochester’s nationally important antebellum reform history. This July, 72 K-12 teachers from as far away as California, Florida and Oregon will visit Rochester and learn why national figures like Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony chose to live and work for social justice in Rochester, New York.


Robert Marcus Memorial Lecture, Thursday, 4/14/16, 7:30 pm, McCue Auditorium (LibArt 104 A/B), Dr. Raymond Craib (Cornell University), Title: "The Cry of the Renegade:  The politics and poetry of subversion in Santiago, Chile"