Spring 2021 Registration Information

Spring 2020-2021 Course Offerings
Faculty On Leave / Faculty Leave Projections
Registering for the History Major: Choose An Advisor
Registering for the History Major: Fill Out the Form
History Department’s 2020-2021 Policies on Completing the Major
Important Dates


Spring 2021 Course Offerings

HIST 104 – Race and a Global War: Africa During World War II
Benjamin Twagira

HIST 109T – The Iranian Revolution
Magnús Bernhardsson

HIST 117 – Bombay/Mumbai: Making of a Modern Metropolis
Aparna Kapadia

HIST 130 – Rioting in British History
Sofia Zepeda

HIST 163 – From Wampum to Phyllis Wheatley: Communications In Early America
Christine DeLucia

HIST 167 – Let Freedom Ring? African Americans & Emancipation
Gretchen Long

HIST 213 – Modern China, 1600-Present
Anne Reinhardt

HIST 240 – The Soviet Experiment
Yana Skorobogatov

HIST 255 – From Sand Creek to Standing Rock: Recent Native American Histories
Christine DeLucia

HIST 280 – Emancipation to BlackLivesMatter
Tyran Steward

HIST 301C – Approaching the Past: Practices of Modern History
Eiko Maruko Siniawer

HIST 301E – Approaching the Past: National, Transnational, and Postcolonial Histories
Roger Kittleson

HIST 301K – Approaching the Past: Varieties of Historical Thinking
Thomas Kohut

HIST 305 – A History of Health and Healing in African
Benjamin Twagira

HIST 320 – Emotions in Modern Japanese History
Eiko Maruko Siniawer

HIST 321 – History of U.S.-Japan Relations, 1853-Present
Eiko Maruko Siniawer

HIST 329 – The History of Witches and Witchraft in Medieval and Early Modern Europe
Peter Starenko

HIST 347 – Democracy and Dictatorship in Latin America
Roger Kittleson

HIST 367 – Black History is Labor History
Tyran Steward

HIST 379 – Black Women in the United States
Gretchen Long

HIST 385 – Latinx Politics in New York City and Beyond
Carmen Whalen

HIST 389 – The Vietnam Wars
Jessica Chapman

HIST 391 – When India was the World: Trade, Travel and History in the Indian Ocean
Aparna Kapadia

HIST 483T – Sport and Diplomacy
Jessica Chapman

HIST 485T – Freud: A Tutorial
Thomas Kohut

HIST 490T – Memory, History, and the Extermination of the Jews of Europe
Alexandra Garbarini

HIST 493 – Senior Thesis: Research Seminar
Alexandra Garbarini

HIST 494 – Senior Thesis: Writing Seminar
Alexandra Garbarini

HIST 495T – Stalinism
Yana Skorobogatov

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Cross-Listed Courses (Offered by Other Programs/Departments)

HIST 223 – Roman History
Kerry Christensen

HIST 306 – Indigenous Narratives: From the Fourth World to the Global South
Amal Eqeiq

HIST 366 – What They Saw in America
James Nolan

HIST 390 – Race, Gender and Science: A Black, Brown, and Queer Inquiry into Science and Technology Studies
Ahmed Ragab

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Faculty On Leave / Faculty Leave Projections

Spring 2021 – Faculty on Leave
Alexander Bevilacqua
Sara Dubow
Karen Merrill
Chris Waters
Scott Wong

Fall 2021 – Faculty on Leave Projections
Magnús Bernhardsson
Alexander Bevilacqua
Sara Dubow
Aparna Kapadia
Gretchen Long
Anne Reinhardt
Yana Skorobogatov
Carmen Whalen

Spring 2022 – Faculty on Leave Projections
Magnús Bernhardsson
Jessica Chapman
Christine DeLucia
Sara Dubow
Aparna Kapadia
Gretchen Long
Yana Skorobogatov
Carmen Whalen

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Registering for the History Major: Choose an Advisor

Please make an advising appointment with a History faculty member teaching in Spring 2021 sometime between January 5-8 or January 11-18.  Even if your first choice or current Advisor is someone who is on leave, any of the faculty listed below can help you register.
Magnús Bernhardsson
Jessica Chapman
Christine DeLucia
Alexandra Garbarini
Aparna Kapadia
Roger Kittleson
Thomas Kohut
Gretchen Long
Anne Reinhardt
Eiko Maruko Siniawer
Yana Skorobogatov
Carmen Whalen

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Registering for the History Major: Fill Out The Form

History Department Major Form

Please complete this form before (and sometimes during) your meeting with your Advisor.  Once your Advisor has approved the form, please send the completed form to Linda Grandshaw, Departmental Administrative Assistant.

Important Note About PDF Forms: The most reliable way to use this form is to download it to your computer and open it in Adobe Acrobat.

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History Department’s 2020-2021 Policies on Completing the Major

We understand that the conditions of the pandemic may present challenges to completing the major as outlined in the Course Catalog.  The department is committed to working with you to ensure that you are able to complete the major before your graduation date.  Below are the department’s policies about major requirements for the 2020-2021 academic year.  Please be in touch with your advisor or the department chair if you have any questions or foresee any difficulty in completing the major under these conditions:

    1. The College requires nine courses to earn a degree in any major at Williams. All history majors will be required to take nine courses to complete the major.
    2. Students majoring in history must take a HIST 301 seminar and a 400-level seminar or tutorial as part of the nine-course requirement. These courses must be taken for grades in 2020-2021.
    3. For the 2020-2021 academic year, the College has relaxed the usual limits on pass/fail courses. Under normal conditions, pass/fail courses may not count toward a major, concentration, or certificate unless the course is the first one that student takes toward that major. Recognizing the extraordinary conditions of the pandemic, students will be allowed to count courses taken pass/fail in 2020-2021 toward their major (excepting HIST 301 or a 400-level seminar or tutorial taken to fulfill the requirement—please see above).
    4. Please note that pass/fail courses taken in Spring 2020 will count for the major, regardless of the course.
    5. The department understands that students may encounter difficulties meeting the department’s distribution requirements (geographical and temporal). If you plan to graduate in 2021 and think you will not be able to meet all of these requirements in the coming year, please speak to your advisor or the department chair. We may waive these requirements on a case-by-case basis.

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Important Dates

February 1 to 11 – Registration
February 15 to 25 – Drop/Add
February 17 – First Day of Classes

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