Featured Summer Courses


HIST N100: The History of Medicine in America
Last year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that life expectancy in the United States has declined for the second consecutive year in a row, even though it spends more on healthcare than any other country.  How did this come to be?


HIST 100U: This is What Democracy Looks Like? New Populisms and Fascisms in Europe and the U.S.
Populism, xenophobia, fascism, anti-Semitism, and neo-Nazism have become prominent features of contemporary democratic politics in the U.S. and Western Europe, most notably since 2016. But populism has a longer history and its definition is elusive.


HIST 5: European Civilization from Renaissance to Present
This course is an introduction to European history from around 1500 to the present. The central questions that it addresses are how and why Europe—a small, relatively poor, and politically fragmented place—became the motor of globalization and a world civilzation in its own right. Put differently how did "western" become an adjective that, for better and often for worse, stands in place of "modern."