2018-2019 Undergraduate Bulletin

HIS 127 Microhistories: A Lens into the Past

3 hours 

This course will introduce students to the study of history by exploring a particular event, individual, or issue, and its legacy. Each section will focus on a different topic; examples range from Hannibal to Cesar Chavez, to the Silk Road and the War in Vietnam. Students will read both primary source documents and modern texts to examine how the topic under consideration was shaped by, and in turn shaped contemporary culture.




This course satisfies the John Jay College Option: Learning from the Past area of the Gen Ed Program.