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History Courses

Each year U-M History offers hundreds of undergraduate courses taught by award-winning faculty spanning every region of the globe from ancient times to the present. Topics cover the highest reaches of power, the everyday lives of marginalized groups, politics, war, religion, race, gender, sexuality, and almost everything else imaginable. Many offer the opportunity to engage in original research.

In some courses, students and faculty collaborate in projects that put history to work in the public service. Past examples have included conducting legal aid research on Latin American immigration, investigating cold civil rights cases in Detroit, or assisting with archival digitization projects in Uganda.

Students may take courses at any level without prerequisites, but course numbering reflects levels of difficulty and workload. Students, particularly first-year students interested in exploring college-level history, should consider taking one of our fun and engaging 100-level gateway survey courses or first-year seminars. Learn more in the LSA Course Guide.

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