In order to fulfill the degree requirements for the History major, students must take at least one course in each of the following geographical areas: American History, European History, and World/Regional History. In addition, at least one course of the required 12 must focus on Premodern History. Please use the below table to check which area(s) any given course in our inventory will fulfill for your major.

* Starred courses are topics courses, meaning the course area varies by section. Please see department for more information.

Course Area(s) Premodern?
CL 321: Greek History (formerly CL 221) European X
CL 322: Roman History (formerly CL 222) European X
HI 100: Freshman History Seminar none
HI 101: The Dawn of Europe: Antiquity to the Renaissance European X
HI 102: The Emergence of Modern Europe: Renaissance to the Present European
HI 150: History Writing and Research Seminar none
HI 151: The Emerging United States to 1865 American
HI 152: The United States Since 1865 American
HI 175: World History to 1500 World/Regional X
HI 176: World History 1500-Present World/Regional
HI 190: History of Boston: Community and Conflict American
HI 191: What is Europe? European X
HI 200: The Historian’s Craft none
HI 201: History of Medieval Europe European X
HI 202: Medieval Intellectual History European X
HI 203: Magic, Science, and Religion European X
HI 204: History of the Crusades European X
HI 205: Millenarian Expectations in Western History, Year 1-2000 European
HI 206: Heresy and Persecution in the Eleventh and Twelfth Centuries European X
HI 207: Honor-Shame: Middle Ages, Modern World European
HI 208: Renaissance Europe European X
HI 209: The Reformation: Religious Conflict in Early Modern Europe European X
HI 210: Europe between Renaissance & Revolution European X
HI 211: The Age of Discoveries European X
HI 212: Early Modern Europe, 1715-90 European X
HI 213: Sacred and Secular Power in Christianity and Islam European or World/Regional X
HI 214: History of Piracy World/Regional X
HI 215: The European Enlightenment European
HI 216: The Second Sex in European History European
HI 217: History of Europe, 1815-1914 European
HI 218: Power and Authority in Europe since World War I European
HI 219: Jews in the Modern World European
HI 220: The Culture of World War I European
HI 221: Catastrophe & Memory American or European
HI 222: Science and Technology in World History European or World/Regional
HI 223: 19th Century European Intellectual History European
HI 224: 20th Century European Intellectual History European
HI 225: Communications Revolutions from Language to Cyberspace American or European
HI 226: Cities and Cultures World/Regional
HI 227: Living in the City World/Regional
HI 228: History of Modern Diplomacy: Institutions, Practices, and Principles, 1400-1919 European X
HI 229: The Great Powers and the Eastern Mediterranean European
HI 230: Special Topics in the History of Media *
HI 231: Media and Politics in Modern America American
HI 234: Introduction to India and South Asia World/Regional
HI 237: Reconstructing the African Past World/Regional X
HI 243: Britain and the European Question: The Confluence of History and Politics European
HI 244: England in the Middle Ages European X
HI 245: Tudor England, 1485-1603 European X
HI 246: London: Imperial City to World City European
HI 247: Making of Modern Britain European
HI 248: Modern Britain, 1867 to Present European
HI 249: London Women’s Social History from Aphra Behn to The Blitz European
HI 250: British Youth Culture from 1950 to the Present European
HI 251: Cultural Capital: The History of Popular Culture in London European
HI 252: Class, Power, and the Making of British Identity European
HI 253: London at War: From the Home Front to the Frontline European
HI 254: The History of Ireland European X
HI 255: History of Spain, 711-1898 European X
HI 256: History of Spain, 711-1898 European X
HI 257: Early Medieval Spain European X
HI 258: Reform and Reaction in Modern Spain European
HI 259: Italian Emigration and Immigration European
HI 260: The Venetian Republic European X
HI 261: The Venetian Republic: 697-1797 European X
HI 262: Modern Italian History European
HI 263: Modern Italian History European
HI 264: French Feudal Society, 496-1339 European X
HI 265: Early Modern France European X
HI 266: French Revolution and Napoleon European
HI 267: Nineteenth-Century France European
HI 268: Postcolonial Paris European
HI 270: Twentieth-Century Germany European
HI 271: The Nazis European
HI 272: The History of Imperial Russia European
HI 273: The History of Soviet Union European
HI 274: Topics in Modern Russian and Soviet History, 1861-1956 European
HI 275: History of the Jews in Russia and Eastern Europe European
HI 276: Jewish Culture European
HI 277: War: Myths and Realities European
HI 278: Central Europe European
HI 279: Experiencing Total War European
HI 280: Special Topics in American History American
HI 281: American Governance: Foreign Affairs, Politics, and Presidents in the Twentieth Century American
HI 282: The Modern American Consumer American
HI 283: The Twentieth-Century American Presidency American
HI 284: History of War American or European
HI 285: The Navy and American History American
HI 286: The American Military Experience American
HI 287: History of American Foreign Relations Since 1898 American
HI 288: American Foreign Policy Since 1945 American
HI 291: Politics of the American Environment American
HI 292: Capitalism in America: Economic History of the United States American
HI 293: History of Economic Ideas American or European
HI 294: American Evangelicalism American
HI 295: Religious Controversies and the Law European
HI 297: African American Women’s History American
HI 298: African American History American
HI 299: History of the Civil Rights Movement American
HI 300: American Popular Culture American
HI 301: Women and Gender in US History American
HI 302: Science and American Culture American
HI 303: Sex, Love, Family: Relationships in Recent American History and Pop Culture American
HI 304: Science and Religion: Dialogue and Debate American or European
HI 305: American Thought and Culture, 1776-1900 American
HI 306: American Thought and Culture, 1900 to the Present American
HI 307: Education in American History American
HI 308: Religious Thought in America American
HI 309: Americans in the World: The United States in Transnational Perspective American
HI 310: Becoming American: The Immigrant Experience American
HI 311: The South in History and Literature American
HI 312: Modernism and Modernity: History and Literature of the United States between the World Wars American
HI 313: Internships in Public History American
HI 315: The American West American
HI 316: American Urban History American
HI 317: Nineteenth-Century European Thought and Culture European
HI 320: Understanding Revolution: France and Algeria European or World/Regional
HI 321: The American Revolution, 1750-1800 American
HI 322: The Rise and Fall of the First British Empire American
HI 323: British History Since 1900 I European
HI 325: History of Ireland European X
HI 326: Historical Roots of the British Genius European
HI 327: The Modern US Senate: From Collaboration to Confrontation American
HI 328: The Civil War Era American
HI 329: The Gilded Age, 1877-1914 American
HI 330: Modern Italian History European
HI 331: Drugs and Security in the Americas World/Regional
HI 332: History of International Relations, 1900-45 American or European
HI 334: History of International Relations since 1945 American or European
HI 335: Nuclear Governance World/Regional
HI 336: World War I American or European
HI 337: America in Depression and War, 1890 to 1945 American
HI 338: Cold War America, 1945-68 American
HI 339: A History of the Present: The United States since 1968 American
HI 340: History of Modern Diplomacy: Institutions, Practices, and Principles, 1400-1919 European
HI 341: Political and Cultural Revolution European or World/Regional
HI 342: Imperialism and Independence World/Regional
HI 343: Taste, Culture, and Power: The Global History of Food World/Regional
HI 344: Greece in the Modern World System: From Independence to Eurozone Membership European
HI 345: Greece and the Greeks: Ancient, Medieval, and Modern European X
HI 346: History of International Human Rights European or World/Regional
HI 348: Colonialism in Africa: Impact and Aftermath World/Regional
HI 349: History of Religion in Precolonial Africa World/Regional X
HI 350: Atlantic History American or World/Regional X
HI 351: Environmental History of Africa World/Regional
HI 352: Power, Leadership, and Governance in Africa and the Caribbean World/Regional
HI 353: Atlantic Africa and the Slave Trade World/Regional X
HI 354: History, Islam, and Politics in the MENA World/Regional
HI 357: Politics and Culture in Britain, 1660-1759 European
HI 358: Twentieth-Century European Thought and Culture European
HI 360: European Dimensions of the Black Diaspora European or World/Regional
HI 361: Black Radical Thought World/Regional
HI 363: Early Chinese History World/Regional X
HI 364: Modern Chinese History World/Regional
HI 365: Shanghai: The Key to Modern China? World/Regional
HI 369: Introduction to Modern Japanese History World/Regional
HI 370: The Samurai in Myth and History World/Regional
HI 372: Asian American History American
HI 377: The Sword, the Cross, and the Crescent: Byzantium and the Near East European or World/Regional X
HI 378: Armenia from Antiquity to Middle Ages World/Regional X
HI 379: Modern Armenian History and Literature World/Regional
HI 380: The Armenian Genocide World/Regional
HI 381: History of Modern Iran, 1900-Present World/Regional
HI 382: Turko-Persia in the Twentieth Century World/Regional
HI 383: Modern History and Geopolitics of the Caucasus World/Regional
HI 384: History of Genocide European or World/Regional
HI 385: History of Premodern Iran World/Regional X
HI 387: Introduction to the Middle East World/Regional X
HI 388: Foundations of Jewish Politics European or World/Regional X
HI 389: Americans and the Middle East American or World/Regional
HI 390: Mecca to Dubai: Cities in the Middle East World/Regional X
HI 392: Israel: History, Politics, Culture, Identity World/Regional
HI 393: Israeli-Palestinian Conflict World/Regional
HI 394: U.S. – Mexican Borders American or World/Regional
HI 395: Experiencing Cuba: History, Culture, and Politics World/Regional
HI 396: Introduction to Latin American History World/Regional
HI 397: Modern Latin America World/Regional
HI 398: Protest, Revolution, and Human Rights in Latin America World/Regional
HI 399: Introduction to Latin American Politics and International Relations World/Regional
HI 401: Senior Honors Seminar 1 None
HI 402: Senior Honors Seminar 2 None
HI 406: Monks, Friars, and Saints European X
HI 407: Topics in Medieval Religious Culture European X
HI 408: War in Film and Literature European or World/Regional
HI 409: Medieval Science and Technology European X
HI 410: Religion, Community, and Culture in Medieval Spain European X
HI 412: Popular Culture in Medieval & Early Modern Europe European X
HI 413: Gender in Medieval Christian Mysticism European
HI 414: Society and Culture in Early Modern Europe European X
HI 417: England from Reformation to Revolution European X
HI 423: European Unification, 1945-Present European
HI 424: Communism, 1789-1989 European
HI 425: Women and Gender in Early Modern Europe European X
HI 426: Music and Ideas from Mozart to Jazz Age European
HI 428: Postwar European Culture European
HI 429: British History Since 1900 II European
HI 430: Comparative European Fascism European
HI 432: Research Seminar and Tutorial in English History European
HI 433: History of Ireland and Northern Ireland Since 1916 European
HI 434: Monarchy in Modern Britain European
HI 435: Histories of Human Rights European
HI 436: The Great War and the Fragile Peace American or European
HI 440: Refugee Hollywood (1933-1950) American or European
HI 443: Jews and Germans European
HI 446: Revolutionary Russia European
HI 448: Science and Modern Culture: Darwin, Freud, and Einstein European
HI 449: The History of Soviet Terror European
HI 450: Topics in the History of Popular Culture *
HI 451: Fashion as History American or European
HI 453: Three Revolutions American or European
HI 454: War and American Society, 1607-2001 American
HI 455: The Transformation of Early New England: Witches, Whalers and Warfare, 1630-1860 American
HI 456: Religion and American Culture American
HI 461: The Civil War in American Memory American
HI 462: History of the American South American
HI 464: America and the Interwar Period, 1919-41 American
HI 465: The United States and the Cold War American
HI 467: Postwar America: Issue in Political, Cultural, and Social History, 1945-69 American
HI 468: American Society Since 1970: Issues in Domestic Political, Cultural, and Social History American
HI 472: Wars of Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries American
HI 475: American Consumer History American
HI 476: Technology in American Society American
HI 478: Women on Trial American
HI 479: Impact of Darwin American or European
HI 480: The Theater of History World/Regional
HI 481: Looking East, Looking West: Mutual (Mis)Representations of Japan and the West World/Regional
HI 482: Merchants, Pirates, Missionaries, and the State in Maritime Asia, 600-2000 World/Regional
HI 484: Revolutionary Change in North Africa and the Middle East World/Regional
HI 485: Selected Problems in Modern Middle East World/Regional
HI 486: Islamic History World/Regional
HI 487: The Making of Modern China, 1600 to the Present World/Regional
HI 488: Interwar Japan and the Pacific War World/Regional
HI 489: The African Diaspora in the Americas American or World/Regional
HI 490: Blacks and Asians: Encounters Through Time and Space World/Regional
HI 491: Directed Study None
HI 492: Directed Study None
HI 493: History of Science American
HI 494: Histories for the New South Africa World/Regional
HI 496: Ideology and Conflict in World History World/Regional
Hi 497: Oxford Tutorial in History None
HI 502: Drafts of History: Journalism and Historical Revisionism American
HI 503: Psychohistory European
HI 505: The American South in History, Literature, and Film American
HI 506: The Transformation of Early New England: Witches, Whalers and Warfare American
HI 507: Three Revolutions American or European
HI 510: Topics in Legal History European or World/Regional
HI 514: Enlightenment and Its Critics European
HI 523: U.S.-Latin American Relations American or World/Regional
HI 524: The Cold War in Latin America World/Regional
HI 525: Development in Historical Perspective World/Regional
HI 526: Poverty and Democracy: Modern India and the United States in Comparative Perspective American or World/Regional
HI 533: Empire and Power: British Foreign Policy, 1782-Present European
HI 537: World War II: Causes, Course, Consequences American or European
HI 538: France, Europe, and the World: The History of French Foreign Relations in Modern Times European
HI 539: Nazis on Film European
HI 541: Comrades & Competitors: US and Soviet Cultural Exchange American or European
HI 543: The Prevention of Genocide World/Regional
HI 545: Issues in Modern Terrorism European
HI 546: Places of Memory: Historic Preservation Theory and Practice American
HI 549: Nationalism in Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries European
HI 550: Jews in Modern Culture European
HI 552: Topics in Jewish History European
HI 555: Black Community and Social Change American
HI 560: The American Transcendentalists American
HI 566: Ideas and American Foreign Policy American
HI 568: The Modern Metropolis: Approaches to Urban History American
HI 569: Boston Architectural and Community History Workshop American
HI 575: The Birth of Modern America, 1896-1929 American
HI 579: Race and the South: Questions of Interpretation in History and Literature American
HI 580: The History of Racial Thought World/Regional
HI 582: Protest and Resistance in the Americas World/Regional
HI 584: Labor, Sexuality, and Resistance in the Afro-Atlantic World World/Regional
HI 586: African Americans Abroad American or European
HI 587: U.S.-Mexican Borders American or World/Regional
HI 588: Women, Power, and Culture in Africa World/Regional X
HI 589: Nature’s Past: Histories of Environment and Society World/Regional
HI 590: The World and the West American or European or World/Regional
HI 591: The Making of the Modern Middle East World/Regional
HI 592: The Birth of a State: Israel 1945-1955 World/Regional
HI 593: Youth on the Agenda: Roles and Images of Young People in the Jewish Nation World/Regional
HI 594: The Armenian Genocide World/Regional
HI 595: Morocco: History on the Cusp of Three Continents World/Regional
HI 596: Muslim Societies: An Interdisciplinary History World/Regional X
HI 597: Diasporas and Identity European or World/Regional
HI 606: Heresy & Persecution in the Eleventh and Twelfth Centuries European
HI 608: Renaissance Europe European
HI 609: Christendom Divided: Reformation and Religious Conflict in Early Modern Europe European
HI 625: Communications Revolutions from Language to Cyberspace American or European
HI 649: The Making of Modern Britain European
HI 650: Twentieth Century Britain European
HI 664: French Feudal Society, 496-1339 European
HI 666: French Revolution and Napoleon European
HI 670: Germany, 1914 to the Present European
HI 672: History of Russia, 1689-1917 European
HI 673: History of the Soviet Union and Post-Communist Russia, 1917-Present European
HI 674: Topics in Modern Russian and Soviet History, 1861-1956 European
HI 689: History of International Relations, 1900-45 American or European
HI 690: History of International Relations since 1945 American or European
HI 698: African American History American