Reading Seminar in American History: 1877 to Present

Develops teaching knowledge and research skills through extensive reading and discussion of major works in modern US history. Readings cover a range of topics and historical methods. Students make frequent oral presentations and submit a major work consisting of original research or historiographic interpretation.

Prereq: 21H.991 and permission of instructor

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Offered Spring 2022

Catalog Subject Faculty Level HASS Category
21H.106 24.912 21L.008 21W.741 CMS.150 WGS.190

Black Matters: Introduction to Black Studies

T 2-5, 36-155
Michel DeGraff
Fox Harrell
Danielle Wood
Introductory HASS-H
HASS-A
CI-H
21H.181 17.035

Libertarianism in History

TR 10-11:30, E51-385
Malick W. Ghachem Introductory HASS-H
21H.205 STS.427

The Civil War and the Emergence of Modern America: 1861-1890

T 11-2, E51-063
Merritt Roe Smith Intermediate HASS-H
21H.213 17.28

The War at Home: American Politics and Society in Wartime

M 2-5, 56-191
Christopher Capozzola
Adam Berinsky
Intermediate HASS-S
21H.217 11.013

American Urban History

T 2-4, 9-217
Ezra Glenn Seminar HASS-H CI-H
21H.282

MIT and Slavery: Publication

Lecture: M 3-5, 14N-112
Recitation: W 3-4, 14N-112
Craig Steven Wilder Intermediate HASS-H
21H.283

The Indigenous History of MIT

Lecture: M 2-4, 5-231
Recitation: W 3-4, 5-231
David Lowry Intermediate HASS-H

Not Offered This Term

Catalog Subject Faculty Level HASS Category
21H.061

The History of American Presidential Elections

Christopher Capozzola Intermediate Half term subject
21H.101

American History to 1865

Staff Introductory HASS-H
21H.102

American History since 1865

Staff Introductory HASS-H CI-H
21H.107 21G.043

Introduction to Asian American Studies: Historical and Contemporary Issues

Not offered regularly; consult department
Emma Teng
Introductory HASS-H
21H.108 WGS.110

Sexual and Gender Identities

Caley Horan Introductory HASS-H
21H.187

US Environmental Governance: from National Parks to the Green New Deal

Megan A. Black Introductory HASS-H
21H.201

The American Revolution

Not offered regularly; consult department
Staff Intermediate
21H.203

The History of American Presidential Elections

Christopher Capozzola Intermediate HASS-S
21H.211

The United States in the Nuclear Age

Not offered regularly; consult department
Caley Horan Intermediate HASS-H
21H.214

War and American Society

Not offered regularly; consult department
Christopher Capozzola Intermediate HASS-H
21H.218

History of the Built Environment in the US

Not offered regularly; consult department
Staff Intermediate HASS-H CI-H
21H.220 11.150

Metropolis: A Comparative History of New York City

Not offered regularly; consult department
Craig Steven Wilder Seminar HASS-H
21H.226 11.015

Riots, Strikes, and Conspiracies in American History

Andrew Pope
Intermediate HASS-H CI-H
21H.227

History of the US Supreme Court

Christopher Capozzola Intermediate HASS-S
21H.228

American Classics

Not offered regularly; consult department
Craig Steven Wilder
Intermediate HASS-H CI-H
21H.229

The Black Radical Tradition in America

Not offered regularly; consult department
Craig Steven Wilder Intermediate HASS-H
21H.281

MIT and Slavery: Research

Craig Steven Wilder Intermediate HASS-H CI-H
21H.315

American Consumer Culture

Not offered regularly; consult department
Caley Horan Seminar HASS-H
21H.319

Race, Crime, and Citizenship in American Law

Malick W. Ghachem Seminar HASS-S
21H.320

Gender and the Law in US History

Not offered regularly; consult department
Christopher Capozzola Seminar HASS-H
21H.321 11.026

Downtown

Not offered regularly; consult department
Staff Seminar HASS-H
21H.322

Christianity in America

Craig Steven Wilder Seminar HASS-H
21H.388 U 21H.988 G

Global Commodities, American Dreams

Megan A. Black Graduate
Seminar
HASS-H