History Department Course Offerings

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History Content Core

HIST 1250: Early America (SS, DIV.)

Dr. Rebecca Mancuso MWF 1:30-2:30 PM , 3:30-4:20 PM

Dr. Kara Barr TTR 11:30 AM-12:45 PM  

HIST 1260: Modern America (SS)

Dr. Benjamin Greene MWF 9:30-10:20 AM

HIST 1510/1510H: World Civilizations (SS, IP)

Dr. Steven Schrag MWF 8:30-9:20 AM, 10:30-11:20 AM

1510-101W to 103W- Dr. Casey Stark

HIST 1520/1520H: The Modern World (SS, IP)

Dr. Michael Brooks MW 8:30-9:15

Dr. Apollos Nwauwa TTR 9:30-10:45 AM

HIST 1800: Asian Civilizations (Online)

Dr. Walter Grunden (SS, DIV)

HIST 2320: African American History- Slavery to Freedom

Dr. Nicole Jackson T TR9:30-10:45 AM

  • Multiple times and modalities (in-person, online, web-centric) available unless otherwise noted.
  • Most courses meet BGP requirements for Social Sciences (SS). Some meet International Perspective (IP) or diversity (Div.) requirements.

Local, Regional, and Public

HIST 3142: History of Canada

Dr. Rebecca Mancuso M W 6:00-7:15

HIST 4802: Seminar in Public History (Oral History)

Dr. Cheryl Dong T TR 2:30-3:20 PM

Military and Diplomatic

HIST 3034: WWII (Online)

Dr. Michael Brooks

HIST 3264: The U.S. Civil War (Online)

Dr. Scott Martin

HIST 3484: Hitler’s Germany

Dr. Steven Schrag M W 3:30-4:20 PM


HIST 3137: Caribbean History

Dr. Nicole Jackson T TR 1:00-2:15 PM

HIST 3477/H: 20th Century Europe

Dr. Douglas Forsyth MWF 4:30-5:45 PM

HIST 3797: Historiography

Dr. Douglas Forsyth MW 6:00-a PM

HIST 3907: Ancient Historians

Dr. Nicolas Dee MW 2:30-3:20 PM

HIST 4027: Colonial Africa (Online)

Dr. Apollos Nwauwa

HIST 4807: Seminar in Transnational Hist: The Black Diaspora

Dr. Nicole Jackson T TR 4:00-4:15 PM

History Professional Core

HIST 2001: Historical Writing

Dr. Walter Grunden TR 1:00-2:15                                           

  • History majors: Take this class with HIST 2320!

HIST 3001: The Historian and the Public

Dr. Cheryl Dong T 1:00-2:15 PM

HIST 4001: Professional Practices in History

Dr. Douglas Forsyth M 2:30-3:30 PM

Social and Cultural 

HIST 3103: Latin America Before Independence

Dr. Amílcar Challú T TR 11:30-12:45 AM/PM

HIST 3223: American Revolutionary Era 1763-1789

Dr. Shirley Green T TR 6:00-7:15 PM

HIST 3463: Early Modern Europe

Dr. Kara Barr T TR 2:30-3:45 PM

HIST 4803: Seminar in Social & Cultural Hist: Witchcraft and Magic in Europe

Dr. Casey Stark M W 4:30-5:45 PM

Political and Economic

HIST 3385: American Environmental History

Dr. Amílcar Challú T TR 4:00-5:15 PM


Contact Dr. Casey Stark, starkcm@bgsu.edu, Faculty Mentor for History Majors.

Undergraduate/Graduate “Stacked” Courses:  Combined sections, typically with 25 undergraduates/5 graduate students.

HIST 5820: Problems in History (Witchcraft and Magic in Europe)

            Listed as HIST 5820: Problems in History 5003-LEC (17154)

Dr. Casey Stark, MW, 4:30-5:45

HIST 5820: Problems in History: Oral History

  • Listed as HIST 5820: Problems in History  5001-LEC (15691)

Dr. Cheryl Dong  TTR 2:30-3:45  

            ** Elective Course for Public History Certificate **

HIST 5820: Problems in History: Black Diaspora

  • Listed as HIST 5820: Problems in History  5002-LEC (15692)

Dr. Nicole Jackson TTR 4:00-5:15 PM

HIST 5820: Fascism Then and Now (cross-listed as WRLD 4150/POLS 4000/GERM 5800)

  • Listed as HIST 5820: Problems in History  5004-LEC (17155)

Dr. Edgar Landgraf  Tuesdays 6-9 PM

HIST 6165/6800: World War II 

  • Initially Listed as HIST 6800: Seminar in History 5001-DIS (15756)

Dr. Walter Grunden Mondays, 6:00-9:00pm 

HIST 6260: Problems in 19th Century US History

Dr. Scott Martin Tuesdays, 6:00-9:00pm

HIST 6510: Introduction to Public History

Dr. Cheryl Dong  Thursdays  6-9pm  

** Required Course for Public History Certificate **

HIST/ACS 7400:  Genealogy of American Culture

Dr. Scott Martin  Thursdays,  6-9pm

Online Course

*** Designed for part-time, distance education students, most of whom are full-time grades 8-12 social studies teachers.  A few full-time residential students may be permitted to enroll with approval of the graduate coordinator if the course content aligns with their specific research interests.  **

HIST 5820: Problems in History, Africa (Topic TBD)

Listed as HIST 5820: Problems in History 501W-LEC (17156)

Dr. Apollos Nwauwa


Contact Dr. Benjamin Greene, greeneb@bgsu.edu, Graduate Program Coordinator.

Updated: 01/13/2023 03:27PM