Department of History

Writing Designated Courses

The History Department offers a wide variety of courses that can fulfill the College's Writing Designated (WRIT) requirement.

Detailed information about each WRIT course offered the current semester can be found on Courses@Brown

Fall 2022

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

  • HIST 0621A Surviving Medieval Paris, Charles Carroll

  • HIST 0622A "Information Overload" in Early Modern Europe, Amanda Arceneaux

  • HIST 0658D Walden + Woodstock: The American Lives of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Bob Dylan, Ken Sacks

  • HIST 0233 Colonial Latin America, Jeremy Mumford

  • HIST 0286B History of Medicine II: The Development of Scientific Medicine in Europe and the World, Harold Cook

  • HIST 1101 Chinese Political Thought from Confucius to Xi Jinping, Cynthia Brokaw

  • HIST 1120 At China’s Edges, Rebecca Nedostup

  • HIST 1156 Postwar Japan, Kerry Smith

  • HIST 1266C English History, 1529-1660, Tim Harris

  • HIST 1553 Empires in America to 1890, Naoko Shibusawa

  • HIST 1964F Early Modern Ireland, Tim Harris

  • HIST 1976J Earth Histories, Lukas Rieppel

Spring 2023

  • HIST 0522O The Enlightenment, Neil Safier

  • HIST 0574A The Silk Road, Past/Present, Cynthia Brokaw

  • HIST 0576A The Arctic: Global History, Bathsheba Demuth

  • HIST 0657A Early American Lives, Christopher Grasso

  • HIST 0286A History of Medicine I: Medical Traditions in the Old World before 1700, Harold Cook

  • HIST 1211 Europe in the High Middle Ages, Amy Remensnyder

  • HIST 1266D British History, 1660-1800, Tim Harris

  • HIST 1956A Thinking Historically: A History of History Writing, Ken Sacks
  • HIST 1964L Slavery in the Early Modern World, Adam Teller

  • HIST 1967C Making Revolutionary Cuba, 1959 to Present, Jennifer Lambe

  • 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

A brief guide to some of the history department’s course offerings for the academic year.
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