All history concentrators must take a junior-senior colloquium. These come in two forms. History 396 is designed to satisfy the LSA upper-level writing requirement, while History 397 (while still writing intensive) does not fulfill that requirement. These are relatively small discussion classes on a wide range of topics, usually related to the specific area of a faculty member’s research.
Colloquia are only open to history concentrators, and preference in enrollment is given to seniors. A sign-up procedure is announced in mid-November and mid-March via e-mail to all concentrators, and since the most popular courses fill quickly it is a good idea to stay alert for this notification.
To request an override for a particular section AFTER the sign-up days, please email email@example.com. Include your section choice, ID number, and term of graduation.
Colloquia for Winter 2012
- 396.001: Professor Francis Blouin, “Michigan in the Era of Industrialization” (ULWR)
- 396.002: Professor Brandi Hughes, “Immigrants, Exiles, and Emigrations” (ULWR)
- 396.004: Professor Elise Lipkowitz, “Age of Atlantic Revolutions” (ULWR)
- 396.005: Professor David Hancock, “The World of the Ship” (ULWR)
- 397.001: Professor Paulina Alberto, “What is History?”
- 397.002: Professor Deirdre de la Cruz, “Occult Internationalisms: The Global Spread of Secret Knowledge”
- 397.003: Professor Michael MacDonald, “The Dutch Republic in the Golden Age”
- 397.004: Professor Martin Pernick, "Health and Medicine in US Culture Since 1875"
- 397.005: Professor Julius Scott III, "Slavery, Freedom and Race in the Age of Revolution"