Office Hours

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



James Williams

Associate Professor of


Sturges Hall 15C
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454

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

Faculty Information


  • Ph.D., Yale University

Research Interests

  • Greek and Roman History
  • Military History
Spring 2016 Classes

HIST 203:
Biography:Age of Alexander

    The presentation of an important era in history through study of the careers of representative people in government, literature, education, and other areas of public life. The subject matter of the co
    urse varies from semester to semester according to the particular interests of instructors and students. Notes: This course may be taken for credit twice under different subtitles. Not offered on a regular basis
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HIST 340:
AdvSt-EurHis:Golden Age-Athens

    An in-depth study of a particular topic in European history. Topics could be defined either by time or space: the history of Spain, the scientific revolution, liberation movements, and the Baltic stat
    es are possible areas that might be offered. (May be taken for credit twic under different subtitles.) Prerequisites: HIST 301 and HIST 302. Not offered on a regular basis
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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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