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Department of History

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Why study history?

Because it’s our past, your future.

Undergraduate Programs

Courses for Nonmajors

The department offers courses that span time (from ancient to contemporary history) and space (North and South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa). The department offers courses in social history, including the history of women and the family, African-American and Native American history, and topical courses in such areas as politics, diplomacy, war and society, culture, the environment, ideas, cities, economics, and religion. History courses are cross-listed with a variety of departments and programs.

Why study history?

Because it’s our past, your future.

Graduate Programs

Fields of Study

The department has the following established fields, each with subdivisions:

  • Ancient/Medieval History
  • Modern European History
  • Great Britain and the Empire
  • Russian and East European History
  • East Asian History
  • Latin American History
  • U.S. History
  • Native American History
  • History of Science and Medicine
  • Environmental History
  • Military/International History
  • History of Women and Gender

Graduate students may be permitted to pursue programs in additional fields appropriate to the expertise of the faculty, with the approval of the department’s graduate board.

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