Office Hours

  • T-Th 11:00 -12:00, F 12:00 - 1:00
  • and by appointment
 

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James Williams

Associate Professor of

History

Sturges Hall 15C
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454
585-245-5742
williams@geneseo.edu

James Williams has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 1983.

Faculty Information

Education

  • Ph.D., Yale University

Research Interests

  • Greek and Roman History
  • Military History
Fall 2015 Classes

HIST 206:
Ancient Greek Civilization

    A study of the institutions, literature, art, and philosophy of ancient Greece. Topics include the nature and development of the polis, the Greek mind, and the spread of Greek civilization. Extensive
    use of primary material. Not offered on a regular basis
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HIST 301:
Int-HIs:History-Archaic Greece

    This is one of two required skills-based seminars in the History major and is focused on critical reading and analysis. This class introduces students to the concept of historiography, which includes
    the critical assessment of the methods and sources that historians use in fashioning an argument, the contexts that inform historians? approaches to understanding the past, and comparisons of different historians? conclusions about similar topics. All sections will focus on a specific set of historical issues and/or events chosen by the instructor and class content emphasizes critical reflection on the variety of historical interpretations that are possible within a given topic. The class is reading and writing intensive. Majors may take HIST 301 and 302 in any sequence, and should plan to complete both HIST 301 and 302 during the sophomore or junior year. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or higher. Multiple sections offered every fall & spring semester.
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HUMN 220:
H/Western Humanities I

    A search for moral, social, and political alternatives and meaning embodied in the institutions, culture, and literature of Western Civilization from the beginnings to 1600. The course is factual as w
    ell as conceptual, including a narrative history of the period covered.
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