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Graduate Courses

The department of history offers nine to 10 graduate courses each semester. Currently, we expect to offer three courses per semester in medieval Europe, three in modern Europe, three in the United States and one in Latin America. Most courses are rotated on a two- to three-year cycle, and the department encourages faculty to introduce new courses. Several courses are offered every year, such as the proseminar and seminar sequence in U.S. history, modern European history, and medieval history.

All classes meet at the Rose Hill Campus unless otherwise noted. Check My Fordham for current information on meeting times and places.

Course syllabuses or descriptions for many courses are available by clicking on the course number. Visit graduate course descriptions for a more complete listing of course descriptions.

Summer 2019

HIST 5420: Sin, Sex, and Crime in History
David Myers, TTH 6 - 9 p.m.

Fall 2019

HIST 5300: History Theory and Methods: The Historians' Tools
Grace Shen, W 5:30 - 8 p.m.
This course will introduce students to a range of intellectual traditions informing historical analysis and writing. Students will study major social thinkers and how historians have grappled with the implications of their ideas. The course aims to develop essential skills as professional readers, analysts, researchers, and writers.

HIST 5410: Race and Gender in Modern America
Kirsten Swinth, T 5:30 - 8 p.m.

HIST 6136: Disease in the Middle Ages
Wolfgang Mueller, TH 5:30 - 8 p.m.

HIST 6726: The United States and Human Rights: An International History
Christopher Dietrich, M 2:30 - 5 p.m.

HIST 7025: Proseminar: Medieval Religious Cultures
Scott Bruce, F 2:30 - 5 p.m.
The proseminar provides an introduction to significant issues in the area and the basic tools for research. Students who continue in the linked seminar in spring 2006, HSGA 8025, will write research papers on selected topics in the area. Major topics and debates in the study of medieval religious cultures will be considered through works on the cult of saints, popular religion, devotional practices, religious identities, and questions of dissent. In addition to introductions to sub-disciplines such as hagiography and liturgy, research methods and problems will be considered through the close reading of selected primary sources. Most classes will include Latin translation exercises.

Spring 2020

HIST 5563: Readings in Environmental History
Steven Stoll, T 2:30 - 5 p.m.

HIST 6172: Late Medieval and Early Modern Ireland
Christopher Maginn, W 2:30 - 5 p.m.

HIST 8000: Research Colloquium
Rosemary Wakeman, W 5:30 - 8 p.m.

HIST 8025: Seminar: Medieval Religious Cultures
Scott Bruce, F 2:30 - 5 p.m.
Continuation of HIST 7025

HIST XXXX: Religion in Early Modern Europe
David Myers, Th 2:30 - 5 p.m.

HIST XXXX: Bombay-Shanghai-London (Global)
Rosemary Wakeman, M 5:30 - 8 p.m.

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