Course syllabi

Below you will find samples of syllabi I have used for survey and specialty courses. Use/adapt these however you see fit for you own teaching. I have uploaded PDFs to maximize compatibility with your devices, but can provide .doc(x) versions upon request.


Modern u.s. history

A survey course covering U.S. history from post-Civil War Reconstruction to the present, and the course I have the most experience teaching.


Global cities

A seminar course for upper-division undergraduates and graduate students that examines the growth of world cities from a historical perspective.


early american history

A survey course covering North American history from the pre-Columbian era (i.e., pre-1492) to Reconstruction after the Civil War.


u.s. Sport history

A survey course on the political, economic, social, and cultural history of sport in the U.S., with an emphasis on urban topics/themes (esp. stadiums).


gis for historians

An introductory undergraduate course on the use of maps and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software in historical research.


Facts & Evidence

An undergraduate intro. to qualitative and quantitative research methods used by historians in which students design their own research proposals.