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

Related Subjects

Offered Spring 2021

Catalog Subject Faculty Level HASS Category
21H.102

American History since 1865

TR 1-3:30, VIRTUAL
Caley Horan
Introductory HASS-H CI-H
21H.106 24.912 21L.008 21W.741 CMS.150 WGS.190

Black Matters: Introduction to Black Studies

T 2-5, VIRTUAL
Michel DeGraff
Fox Harrell
Danielle Wood
Introductory HASS-H
HASS-A
CI-H
21H.108 WGS.110

Sexual and Gender Identities

T EVE 7-9, VIRTUAL
1-hour of asynchronous content
Caley Horan Introductory HASS-H
21H.187

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

NEW SUBJECT!
TR 11-12:30, VIRTUAL
Megan A. Black Introductory HASS-H
21H.205 STS.427

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

W EVE 7-10, VIRTUAL
Merritt Roe Smith Intermediate HASS-H
21H.227

Constitutional Law in US History

MW 2:30-4, VIRTUAL
Christopher Capozzola Intermediate HASS-S
21H.228

American Classics

R EVE 7-10, VIRTUAL
Andrew Pope Intermediate HASS-H CI-H
21H.319

Race, Crime, and Citizenship in American Law

MW 11-12:30, VIRTUAL
Malick W. Ghachem Seminar HASS-S
21H.388 U 21H.988 G

Global Commodities, American Dreams

NEW SUBJECT!
W EVE 7-10, VIRTUAL
Megan A. Black Graduate
Seminar
HASS-H
21H.S01

Special Subject: The Indigenous History of MIT

M 3-5, VIRTUAL
W 4-5, VIRTUAL
Craig Steven Wilder
Seminar

Not Offered This Term

Catalog Subject Faculty Level HASS Category
21H.061

The History of American Presidential Elections

New subject!
Christopher Capozzola Intermediate Half term subject
21H.101

American History to 1865

Not offered regularly; consult department
Staff Introductory HASS-H
21H.107 21G.043

Introduction to Asian American Studies: Historical and Contemporary Issues

Not offered regularly; consult department
Staff Introductory HASS-H
21H.181 17.035

Libertarianism in History

Malick W. Ghachem Introductory HASS-H
21H.201

The American Revolution

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

The History of American Presidential Elections

New Subject!
Intermediate HASS-S
21H.211

The United States in the Nuclear Age

Caley Horan Intermediate HASS-H
21H.213 17.28

The War at Home: American Politics and Society in Wartime

Christopher Capozzola
Adam Berinsky
Intermediate HASS-S
21H.214

War and American Society

Christopher Capozzola Intermediate HASS-H
21H.217 11.013

American Urban History

Staff Seminar HASS-H CI-H
21H.218

History of the Built Environment in the US

Staff Intermediate HASS-H CI-H
21H.220 11.150

Metropolis: A Comparative History of New York City

Craig Steven Wilder Seminar HASS-H
21H.226 11.015

Riots, Strikes, and Conspiracies in American History

Staff Intermediate HASS-H CI-H
21H.229

The Black Radical Tradition in America

Craig Steven Wilder Intermediate HASS-H
21H.281

MIT and Slavery: Research

Lecture: M 3-5, Recitation: W 3, Virtual
Craig Steven Wilder Intermediate HASS-H CI-H
21H.282

MIT and Slavery: Publication

Craig Steven Wilder Intermediate HASS-H
21H.315

American Consumer Culture

Caley Horan Seminar HASS-H
21H.320

Gender and the Law in US History

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