Department of History

Race, Power, and Privilege Courses

In their content and their objectives, Race, Power, and Privilege (RPP) courses examine issues of structural inequality, racial formations and/or disparities, and systems of power within a complex, pluralistic world

  • The ways different forms of power and privilege construct racial and identity formations in the U.S. and/or globally; the cultural, political, and intellectual responses to this racialization.

  • How categories of race and ethnicity are produced intersectionally in relation to other hierarchical structures of difference including gender, sexual orientation, class, religion, ability, citizenship status, and geography.

  • The structures, institutions, practices, and attitudes that enable, maintain, or mitigate domestic and/or global disparities in health, income, education outcomes, media representations, etc.

  • The ways in which disciplinary structures of knowledge have been embedded in such historical formations as racism and colonialism.

Fall 2022

  • HIST 0558C LatinX Social Movement History, Mark Ocegueda

  • HIST 0559B Asian American and Third World Solidarity, Naoko Shibusawa

None Offered.

  • HIST 0244 Understanding the Middle East: 1800s to Present, Sreemati Mitter
  • HIST 1080 Humanitarianism / Conflict in Africa, Jennifer Johnson

  • HIST 1120 At China’s Edges, Rebecca Nedostup

  • HIST 1272D The French Revolution, Joel Revill

  • HIST 1320 Rebel Island: Cuba, 1492-Present, Jennifer Lambe

  • HIST 1515 American Slavery, Emily Owens

  • HIST 1553 Empires in America to 1890, Naoko Shibusawa

None Offered. 

Spring 2023

None Offered.

  • HIST 0656A History of Intercollegiate Athletics, Howard Chudacoff

  • HIST 0678A What Do Concubines Have to Do with It? Gender, Sexuality, and Status in the Premodern World, Stacey Murrell

  • HIST 0234 Modern Latin America, Daniel Rodriguez

  • HIST 0256 Introduction to LatinX History, Mark Ocegueda

  • HIST 1202 Formation of the Classical Heritage: Greeks, Romans, Jews, Christians, and Muslims, Ken Sacks

  • HIST 1310 History of Brazil, Jim Green

  • HIST 1554 American Empire since 1890, Naoko Shibusawa

  • HIST 1964L Slavery in the Early Modern World Th 4-6:30pm Adam Teller

  • HIST 1967L Life in Brazil under Military Rule, Jim Green

  • HIST 1969F Understanding Modern Middle East History through Literature, Sreemati Mitter

  • HIST 1977I Gender, Race and Medicine in the Americas, Daniel Rodriguez

Additional Course Information

The History Department offers a wide variety of courses that can fulfill the College's Writing Designated (WRIT) requirement.
A brief guide to some of the history department’s course offerings for the academic year.