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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


Our sincere congratulations to Matty Lynn Kuhar who won the 2016 School of the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Undergraduate Award!

Dr. Alison Parker has been invited to be this year's Harriet Jacobs Lecturer at Purdue University. Her talk is entitled Mary Church Terrell, Black Women, and the Rise of the Democratic Party. 

Dr. Nishiyama has been invited to give a talk (title "Kamikaze Technology and Culture for War: Japan and the USA, 1941-2001") at the RIT.

Dr. Alison Parker facilitated significant donation of historical papers to Oberlin College and participates in its celebratory symposium on the life of racial justice advocate Mary Church Terrell (1863-1954).

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


History Forum will host Region 11&12 Meeting of the Association of Public Historians of New York State, on 4/30 (Saturday, from 9am to about 4pm) at McCue Auditorium (LAB104).

History Department Graduation Ceremony will be held in New York Room, Cooper Hall, at 10:30 am, May 14 (Saturday).