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The department offers lower-division surveys in Western and world civilization as well as U.S. history, while upper-division offerings include a wide range of subject areas, from the ancient Near East to American family history. Seminars and 400-level courses provide opportunities for majors to write substantial research papers and to participate in intensive reading and discussion of topics.

Looking for the 2015-16 academic year at a glance? See the online Course Planning Guide. Note that this information is subject to change, so consult this guide periodically for updates.

Looking for course descriptions? See the 2014-2015 Bulletin with course descriptions for our regular catalog offerings. Course descriptions for special topics courses, seminars, and other non-regular courses can be found under the listings below, under the term when they are offered.


Fall 2015

Schedule  Special Course Descriptions 


Winter 2016 (available November 1, 2015)

Schedule  Special Course Descriptions forthcoming 

Spring 2016 (available February 1, 2016)

Schedule  Special Course Descriptions forthcoming 


Summer 2016 (available April 15, 2016)

Schedule  Special Course Descriptions forthcoming 


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Check the online version of the PSU Class Schedule for the most up-to-date information regarding where and when classes are meeting.


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