The History Department offers a wide variety of graduate courses, although it’s important to note that not all classes are offered on a regular basis. In addition to those listed on the Rackham Graduate School website (see link below), other courses may be offered as one-time “topics” courses or meet-together courses with other university departments. Course scheduling is affected by faculty leaves, sabbaticals, retirements, and administrative assignments. Visiting faculty may teach an established course, but some courses are unique to an individual professor and are not offered during his or her absence. All courses labeled 500 or above are considered graduate courses. In addition, most 400-level courses are graduate courses although, in this case, students must always check with the professor to see if additional work is required. The Gray Book contains descriptions of the types of graduate courses offered by the department.