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New Course Offerings

 HS 309: Law, Lawyers, and Litigants in European History

HS 355D: African American History as Public History

HS 309: Law, Lawyers, and Litigants in European History

Mosaic of The Emperor Justinian

With Dr. Brandon Parlopiano

  • MWF 1-1:50 p.m.
  • MWF 2-2:50 p.m.

This course will examine the institutions, ideas, and practice of law in Europe from the Roman Republic to the Enlightenment. Student will not only study the law and legal culture of ancient and medieval Europe, but also gain first-hand experience of working with pre-modern legal sources.

Counts for 300-level history core.

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HS 355D: African American History as Public History

Bust monument of Frederick Douglass

With Prof. Felicia Jamison

  • 355D.01 MW 3-4:15 p.m.
  • 355D.02 MW 4:30-5:45 p.m.

Whether it is 1920s congressinoal efforts to erect a national statue to the black women who nurtured young, white children during slavery, 21st century efforts to create memorials for the victims of lynchings, or Twitter conversations about Erik Killmonger, African American history has long been a matter of public debate and representation. This course considers how museums, history sites, films, children's books, pubnlic school lesson plans, and the braoder public have interpreted African American history since the alte 19th century. Student learnt he core themes of public history such as shared authority, memory, ethical frameworks, and the practive of history in public spaces, all while engaging with local Baltimore history sites.

Fulfills the 300-level history core requirement and the diversity requirement; counts toward the american studies minor and the African and African studies minor.

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Visit Student Planning for a list of the courses offered by the History department in Fall 2023. Students wishing to register for a closed (full) course must visit the Academic Advising Website and submit a course override request form (the link will be on the page under Fall 2023 Course Override Requests) requesting an override. Please do not submit your request directly to the course instructor or to the Department Chair. All course overrides are reviewed by the department chair and are only approved if there are extenuating circumstances. The override request will not be processed if there is a time conflict with your existing schedule, you do not have 6th course permission from your advisor, or if there is a financial hold on your account.