Historical Context

(Revised 07/2013)

4. Historical Context (3 semester hours). Courses that fulfill this requirement enable students to study historical problems or issues and to develop an understanding of earlier ideas, institutions, and cultures.

Courses explore the times and circumstances in which social, intellectual, artistic or other developments occurred. The purpose of this exploration is to analyze subjects in their context, that is, to investigate both the processes and the meanings of change. Among the educational aims of these courses are the following: to contribute to historical perspectives that may help to clarify issues that arise today or will arise tomorrow, to arouse the curiosity of students concerning historical conditions that may be relevant to subjects studied in other courses, and to expand the imagination by generating an awareness of the diverse ways in which our common humanity has expressed itself.

Students may choose to meet this 3-hour requirement by passing any course listed below. Students who take approved CU-Boulder course work to fulfill this requirement must take the course for a letter grade and receive a passing grade of D- or higher.

  • ANTH 1180-3 Maritime People: Fishers and Seafarers
  • ANTH 1190-3 Origins of Ancient Civilizations
  • ANTH/CLAS 2009-3 Modern Issues, Ancient Times
  • ARAB 3230-3 Islamic Culture and Iberian Peninsula
  • ARTH/CLAS 1509-4 Trash and Treasure, Temples and Tombs: Art and Archaeology of the Ancient World
  • ARTH/CLAS 2019-3 Pompeii and the Cities of Vesuvius
  • CEES/HIST 2002-3 Introduction to Central and East European Studies
  • CLAS 1030/PHIL 1010-3 Introduction to Western Philosophy: Ancient
  • CLAS/HIST 1051-3 The World of Ancient Greeks
  • CLAS/HIST 1061-3 The Rise and Fall of Ancient Rome
  • CLAS 1140-3 Bread and Circuses: Society and Culture in the Roman World
  • ECON 4514-3 Economic History of Europe
  • ENGL 3164-3 History and Literature of Georgian Britain
  • ENGL 4113-3 History and Culture of Medieval England
  • GRMN 2301-3 Inside Nazi Germany: Politics, Culture, and Everyday Life in the Third Reich
  • HIST 1010-3 Western Civilization 1: Antiquity to the 16th Century
  • HIST 1018-3 Introduction to Early Latin American History to 1810
  • HIST 1020-3 Western Civilization 2: 16th Century to the Present
  • HIST 1028-3 Introduction to Modern Latin American History Since 1800 (formerly HIST 1038)
  • HIST 1113-3 Introduction to British History to 1660 (formerly HIST 2103)
  • HIST 1123-3 Introduction to British History since 1660 (formerly HIST 2123)
  • HIST 1218-3 Introduction to Sub-Saharan African History to 1800 (formerly HIST 1208)
  • HIST 1228-3 Introduction to Sub-Saharan African History Since 1800
  • HIST 1308-3 Introduction to Middle Eastern History
  • HIST 1518-3 Introduction to South Asian History to 1757
  • HIST 1528-3 Introduction to South Asian History Since 1757 (formerly HIST 1408)
  • HIST 1618-3 Introduction to Chinese History to 1644 (formerly HIST 1608)
  • HIST 1628-3 Introduction to Modern Chinese History
  • HIST 1708-3 Introduction to Japanese History
  • HIST/JWST 1818-3 Introduction to Jewish History, Bible to 1492
  • HIST/JWST 1828-3 Introduction to Jewish History since 1492 (formerly HIST/JWST/GSLL 1108)
  • HIST 2100-3 Revolution in History
  • HIST 2170-3 History of Christianity 1: To the Reformation
  • HIST 2112-3 Early Modern Societies (1450-1700)
  • HIST 2220-3 History of War and Society (formerly HIST 2222)
  • HIST 2629-3 China in World History
  • HIST 4190/IAFS 3500-3 French Connections: Contemporary France and America in Historical Context
  • HONR 2251-3 Introduction to the Bible
  • IAFS/JWST 3650-3 History of Arab-Israeli Conflict
  • JWST/RLST 3100-3 Judaism
  • LIBB 1700-3 The History of Communication from Caves to Cyberspace
  • PHIL 1020-3 Introduction to Western Philosophy: Modern
  • PHIL 3000-3 History of Ancient Philosophy
  • PHIL 3010-3 History of Modern Philosophy
  • PHIL 3410-3 History of Science: Ancients to Newton
  • PHIL 3430-3 History of Science: Newton to Einstein
  • RLST 3000-3 The Christian Tradition
  • RUSS 2211-3 Introduction to Russian Culture
  • RUSS 2221-3 Introduction to Modern Russian Culture
  • RUSS 2471-3 Women in Russian Culture: From Folklore to the 19th Century
  • RUSS 3601-3 Russian Culture Past and Present
  • RUSS 4301-3 American-Russian Cultural Relations
  • SCAN 2202-3 The Vikings