History Courses at UNM
What we offer:
The basic areas of study offered by the Department are as follows:
- American history, with over thirty courses covering every aspect of US history, including regional and topical studies.
- Asian history, with courses in Chinese, Japanese, Near Eastern and Indian history.
- European history, with course offerings from late antiquity to modern times.
- Latin American history, with courses in regional and national history
In addition to these areas of study, the History Department offers a number of courses of a general or topical nature that pertain to more than one area of study. These courses include interdisciplinary studies of major events such as World War II and particular studies of religion, science and medicine. Each semester the Department prepares a course description booklet that alerts students to the general courses being offered.
Courses offered in the History Department are divided numerically into three categories. Those numbered in the 100s and 200s are designed as introductions to the historical study of the various regions of the world. Although any undergraduates may take these courses, they are designed for first- and second-year students. The courses numbered in the 300s and 400s are specialized lecture courses for juniors and seniors, which graduate students may take for credit as 500- and 600-level courses. History 300/500 courses are organized around particular themes, while History 400/600 classes are regional in focus. History 664 and 665 are graduate seminars that fulfill requirements for the MA and PhD in History, while History 666 and higher are seminars usually limited to graduate students.
If more than one section of a course is offered, please check the name of the instructor to make sure you are reading the description of the correct section. The courses listed on these pages have been offered by History Department faculty in recent years, but not all available courses (such as Independent Studies, Thesis, and Problems courses) are listed here.