History Department

Sample Syllabi

The following sample syllabi give you a sense of how a particular class might be organized. The current section(s) of that class may have somewhat different readings or assignments.

Introductory Courses
His161 "The Modern West," taught by J. Michael Raley
His171 "World Civilizations, to 1500," taught by J. Michael Raley
His215 "The West:  Ancient to Medieval," taught by J. Michael Raley

U.S. History
His225 "The History of the American Midwest," taught by Matthew N. Vosmeier
His226 "Abraham Lincoln and the American Dream," taught by Matthew N. Vosmeier
His229 "Women in America," taught by Sarah McNair Vosmeier
His234 "Studies in American Cultural History: The History of the Middle Class," taught by Sarah McNair Vosmeier
His335 "Toward a More Perfect Union, 1815-1877," taught by Mathew N. Vosmeier

European History
His243 "Tudor and Stuart England," taught by J. Michael Raley
His244 "Studies in Early Modern Europe: Absolutism," taught by J. Michael Raley
His254 "The Crusades," taught by J. Michael Raley
His260 "The Barbarians, the Later Roman Empire, and the Foundation of Medieval Europe," taught by J. Michael Raley
His260 "Human Rights in Historical and Global Context: Theory and Practice," taught by J. Michael Raley
His260 "Women in Medieval Europe," taught by J. Michael Raley
His260 "Reformation Germany," taught by J. Michael Raley
His260 "The Vikings," taught by J. Michael Raley
His260 "Life in the Medieval World," taught by J. Michael Raley
His344 "The High Middle Ages," taught by J. Michael Raley
His345 "The Renaissance," taught by J. Michael Raley
His346 "The Reformation," taught by J. Michael Raley
His360 "The Later Middle Ages," taught by J. Michael Raley

Older Syllabi (before 2010)


Last Updated: August 29, 2017