History Courses Addressing the History of Race & Ethnicity


Many of FSU History’s courses include components dealing with the history of race and ethnicity that satisfy the University’s diversity graduation requirement (d) and the liberal studies requirement (ls). There are a few courses that only satisfy one or the other. Please review the list to find a course that matches your needs.

  • AMH 2010 A History of the United States to 1877 (ls). This course introduces students to the history of British North America and the United States through the era of the Civil War and Reconstruction.
  • AMH 2097 The History of Immigration to the United States (d/ls). This course explores the history of immigration to the United States. Topics include the evolution of ethnic cultures and the role of race in adjustment, and related conflicts from colonial times to the present.
  • AMH 2020 A History of the United States Since 1877 (ls). This course surveys the United States from the end of the Civil War to the present with emphasis on social, economic, and political problems of the 20th century.
  • AMH 2091 The African-American Experience in the United States (ls/d). This course examines, both chronologically and thematically, the experience of African-Americans in the United States and their role in shaping the nation’s history.
  • AMH 2095 American Indians in the United States (ls/d). This course surveys American-Indian relations with the people and the government of the United States, beginning in the 1760s and continuing to the present. Topics cover the Indians’ diplomatic and military struggles, as well as the Indian perspective on familiar historical events such as the Civil War, the New Deal, and the 1960s.
  • AMH 2096 Black Women in America (ls/d). This course examines (chronologically and thematically) the unique experience of the African American woman in the United States and the role they have played in shaping this nation’s history. Particular attention is paid to the double burden that black women have experienced because of their race and gender.
  • AMH 2583 The Seminoles and the Southeastern Indians (d). This course explores the history of the Seminoles and other Southeastern Native Americans in the territory that is now known as the American South. The course covers the pre-contract era to the present with an emphasis on tribal perspectives.
  • HIS 3205 LGBTQ History (ls/d). This course traces the history of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people in Western Europe and North America from the eighteenth century to the present day. The course showcases the historically contingent nature of homosexuality and gender identity, giving particular attention to the ways that sexual identity intersects with race, class, and gender.
  • HIS 3491 Medicine and Society (ls/d). This course examines the development of public health and the history of medicine in the United States from the colonial period to the present. Topics cover changes in medical knowledge, the medical profession, government responsibilities, and public responses; how individuals accept, modify, or reject medical authority; how race, class, gender, and ethnicity shape health practices and the delivery of medical care; how the health of a community can be protected; and what constitutes a public health hazard.


  • ASH 3382 The History of the U.S. and East Asia: 1850 to the Present (d). This course investigates the history of the U.S. and modern East Asia from the mid-nineteenth century to the present, covering political interactions and cultural encounters between Americans and Japanese, Koreans, and Chinese.
  • EUH 2000 Ancient and Medieval Civilizations (ls/d). This course provides a survey of Western traditions from the beginnings through the end of the Middle Ages. Emphasis is on patterns of thinking and on those institutions most distinctive for the Western tradition. Students who have previous college credit in Western civilization courses covering the same general chronological period cannot receive credit for EUH 2000.
  • EUH 3205 19th-Century Europe: A Survey (ls/d). This course focuses on the history of Europe from the close of the Napoleonic Wars to the turn of the century, a period in which Europe was at the height of its wealth and power. Particular attention is paid to the major powers.
  • EUH 3206 20th-Century Europe: A Survey (ls/d). This course covers European history from the turn of the century through the two world wars. Particular attention is paid to the major powers in this period when Europe declined from its preeminent position.
  • LAH 1093 Latin America: A Cross-Cultural History (ls/d). This course is a cross-cultural history of Latin America focusing on women, Native Americans, African-Americans, mestizos, and mulattoes in historical context. The course does not count as credit toward the history major.
  • HIS 3263 Pirates and Patriots in Atlantic (ls/d). This class surveys the connections that together formed an Atlantic world between the Americas, Africa, and Europe in the era from 1500 to 1800. It focuses upon two foundational patterns: 1) patriotism, and related efforts to build identities, nation-states and empires, and legal/constitutional orders, and 2) piracy, including efforts to detach and/or reconfigure those empires and orders. Topics include smuggling, slave revolts, manumission, diplomacy.