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 2023

  • HIST 0552A A Textile History of Atlantic Slavery, Seth Rockman 

  • HIST 0558C Latinx Social Movement History, Mark Ocegueda

  • HIST 0577B The US-Mexico Border and Borderlands: A Bilingual English-Spanish Seminar, Evelyn Hu-Dehart 

None Offered

  • RELS 0090M Religion Violence and Media, Nancy Khalek 
  • HIST 1121 The Modern Chinese Nation: An Idea and Its Limits, Rebecca Nedostup
  • HIST 1620 Resisting Empire: Gandhi and the Making of Modern South Asia, Vazira Zamindar 
  • ETHN 1750D Transpacific Asian American Studies, Evelyn Hu-Dehart

  • HIST 1931L Women, Gender and Feminism in Early Modern Europe, Caroline Castiglione

  • ENVS 1905 Thinking with the Elements: Environmental Theories and Praxis, Bathsheba Demuth 
  • HIST 1931L Women, Gender and Feminism in Early Modern Europe (ITAL 1262), Caroline Castiglione 

  • HIST 1980R Urban Schools in Historical Perspective (EDUC 1620), Tracy Steffes

Spring 2024

None Offered

  • HIST 0654A Welfare States and a History of Modern Life, Robert Self

  • HIST 0234 Modern Latin America, Daniel Rodriguez

  • HIST 0255A Mexican American History, Mark Ocegueda

  • HIST 1080 Humanitarianism and Conflict in Africa, Jennifer Johnson 

  • HIST 1457 History of the Palestinians, Beshara Doumani 

  • HIST 1512 First Nations: The People and Cultures of Native North America to 1800, Linford  Fisher

  • HIST 1554 American Empire Since 1890, Naoko Shibusawa

  • HIST 1830M From Medieval Bedlam to Prozac Nation: Intimate Histories of Psychiatry and Self, Jennifer Lambe

  • HIST 1930G Black Freedom Struggle Since 1945 (AFRI 1090), Françoise Hamlin 

  • HIST 1967L Politics and Culture Under The Brazilian Military Dictatorship, 1964-1985, James Green 

  • HIST 1969A Israel-Palestine: Lands and Peoples I, Omer Bartov 

  • HIST 1972J Racial Capitalism and U.S. Liberal Empire, Naoko Shibusawa

  • HIST 1974M Early Modern Globalization, Adam Teller 

  • 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.