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Historical Studies Program

Students have the opportunity to focus their graduate work in one of three curriculum areas:

American History
European History
Global History

All courses are 3 credits unless otherwise noted.

American History Curriculum--30 credits total

Required Courses: 24 credits

Methodology: 6 credits (both required)

HIST 691: Seminar: Selected History Topics
HIST 699: Introduction to Study of Graduate History

Major Courses: 12 credits

Choose two from the American period courses:

HIST 563: Early America: Colonization to Revolution
HIST 568: Sectionalism: U.S. History, 1789-1868
HIST 571: Expansion and Reform: U.S. History, 1868-1929
HIST 574: Age of Maturity: U.S. History, 1929 to the present

Choose two other American History courses (from above or below):

HIST 530: Atlantic World, 1450s-1750s
HIST 533: Gender in American History
HIST 561: African American History: Multiple Voices
HIST 565: Reform in America
HIST 570: History of Urban America
HIST 572: Work and Enterprise in American History
HIST 573: American Intellectual and Cultural History
HIST 576: Individualism in American History
HIST 577: Nature and the American Experience
HIST 579: U.S. Diplomatic History
HIST 582: Inter-American Relations

Global History Courses: 3 credits

HIST 528: British Empire
HIST 530: Atlantic World, 1450s-1750s
HIST 548: World at War
HIST 582: Inter-American Relations
HIST 583: Mexico and the U.S.
HIST 585: China in Revolution
HIST 588: China and the West

European History Course: 3 credits

HIST 501: Medieval Europe
HIST 511: Early Modern Europe
HIST 513: Renaissance Europe: Courts and Nobles
HIST 515: Renaissance & Reformation
HIST 517: Europe: Reason and Revolution
HIST 519: 19th-Century Europe
HIST 522: 20th-Century Europe
HIST 528: British Empire
HIST 545: Imperial Russia
HIST 546: 20th-Century Russia: Romanovs to Putin
HIST 548: World at War
HIST 550: The Cold War

Non-Thesis or Thesis Option: 6 credits

Plan A: Non-Thesis (Electives)
Choose any two courses you have not already taken.

or

Plan B: Thesis (contingent upon meeting certain requirements)
HIST 700: Thesis Research (fall semester)
HIST 700: Thesis Research (spring semester)


European History Curriculum--30 credits total

Required Courses: 21 credits

Methodology: 6 credits (both required)

HIST 691: Seminar: Selected History Topics
HIST 699: Introduction to Study of Graduate History

Major Courses: 12 credits

Choose two of the European period courses:

HIST 501: Medieval Europe
HIST 511: Early Modern Europe
HIST 519: 19th-Century Europe
HIST 522: 20th-Century Europe

Choose two other European courses (from above or below):

HIST 513: Renaissance Europe: Courts and Nobles
HIST 515: Renaissance & Reformation
HIST 517: Europe: Reason and Revolution
HIST 528: British Empire
HIST 545: Imperial Russia
HIST 546: 20th-Century Russia: Romanovs to Putin
HIST 548: World at War
HIST 550: The Cold War

Global History Course: 3 credits

HIST 528: British Empire
HIST 530: Atlantic World, 1450s-1750s
HIST 548: World at War
HIST 582: Inter-American Relations
HIST 583: Mexico and the U.S.
HIST 585: China in Revolution
HIST 588: China and the West

Non-Thesis or Thesis Option: 9 credits

Plan A: Non-Thesis (Electives)
Choose any three courses you have not already taken.

or

Plan B: Thesis (contingent upon meeting certain requirements)
(Elective and Research)
Choose one course you have not already taken as well as:
HIST 700: Thesis Research (fall semester)
HIST 700: Thesis Research (spring semester)


Global History Curriculum--30 credits total

Required Courses: 24 credits

Methodology: 6 credits (both required)

HIST 691: Seminar: Selected History Topics
HIST 699: Introduction to Study of Graduate History

Major Courses: 18 credits

Choose three Global Courses:

HIST 528: British Empire
HIST 530: Atlantic World, 1450s-1750s
HIST 548: World at War
HIST 582: Inter-American Relations
HIST 583: Mexico and the U.S.
HIST 585: China in Revolution
HIST 588: China and the West

Choose two European Courses (one of which must be a period course):

HIST 501: Medieval Europe
HIST 511: Early Modern Europe
HIST 513: Renaissance Europe: Courts and Nobles
HIST 515: Renaissance & Reformation
HIST 517: Europe: Reason and Revolution
HIST 519: 19th-Century Europe
HIST 522: 20th-Century Europe
HIST 528: British Empire
HIST 545: Imperial Russia
HIST 546: 20th-Century Russia: Romanovs to Putin
HIST 548: World at War
HIST 550: The Cold War

Choose one American Course:

HIST 530: Atlantic World, 1450s-1750s
HIST 533: Gender in American History
HIST 561: African American History: Multiple Voices
HIST 563: Early America: Colonization to Revolution
HIST 565: Reform in America
HIST 568: Sectionalism: U.S. History, 1789-1868
HIST 570: History of Urban America
HIST 571: Expansion and Reform: U.S. History, 1868-1929
HIST 572: Work and Enterprise in American History
HIST 573: American Intellectual and Cultural History
HIST 574: Age of Maturity: U.S. History, 1929 to the present
HIST 576: Individualism in American History
HIST 577: Nature and the American Experience
HIST 579: U.S. Diplomatic History
HIST 582: Inter-American Relations

Non-Thesis or Thesis Option: 6 credits

Plan A: Non-Thesis (Electives)
Choose two courses you have not already taken.

or

Plan B: Thesis (contingent upon meeting certain requirements)
HIST 700: Thesis Research (fall semester)
HIST 700: Thesis Research (spring semester)