College of Humanities and Social Sciences
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Other Concentrations

Enrichment Concentration

This concentration is for students who want to study history for intellectual self-fulfillment or vocational reasons. It allows more flexibility in the selection of courses and does not have a foreign language requirement. Students choose from one of three specializations: U.S. history, European history, or world history.

Degree Requirements (Catalog Year 2016-2017)

Students pursuing this degree must complete the requirements for one of the concentrations below. Approved concentrations are offered in the following areas:

The first five concentrations require 30 credits of course work along with a specialization in U.S. history (AH), modern European history (EH), or world history (WH). The concentration in teaching requires 36 credits.

Students may be required to take up to 12 additional credits of foundation courses, which cover broad thematic areas (HIST 601, 602, 605, 606), to remedy gaps in their undergraduate preparation. If required as foundational, these credits cannot be applied toward the credits required for the degree.

If foundation courses are not required at admission, students in the concentrations in enrichment and teaching may apply up to one thematic course (3 credits) toward their degree. Students in the other concentrations may not apply these courses toward their degree.

The program does not permit a reduction of credit based on a previously conferred graduate degree. Students may apply no more than 6 credits earned through study abroad courses toward their degree.

◊ Concentration in Enrichment (AH3, EH3, WH3)

This concentration is for students who want to study history for intellectual self-fulfillment or vocational reasons. It allows more flexibility in the selection of courses and does not have a foreign language requirement.

One required course (3 credits) taken within the first 9 credits

HIST 610 - The Study and Writing of History Credits: 3

Four courses (12 credits) in a specialization

Specialization in U.S. history (at least 3 credits from each group)

Origins to 1861

HIST 613 - The Colonial Origins of American Society Credits: 3

HIST 618 - The Age of Jackson, 1815-1854 Credits: 3

HIST 620 - Development of the Early Republic, 1783-1815 Credits: 3

HIST 631 - Era of the American Revolution Credits: 3

HIST 661 - Religion in North America to 1870 Credits: 3

HIST 615 - Problems in American History Credits: 1-6

(when topic applies and with department approval)

1861-1914

HIST 617 - Topics in the American Civil War Era Credits: 3

HIST 622 - U.S. South Since 1865 Credits: 3

HIST 629 - The Gilded Age and Progressive Era Credits: 3

HIST 633 - Reconstruction Credits: 3

HIST 662 - U.S. Religion since 1870 Credits: 3

HIST 615 - Problems in American History Credits: 1-6

(when topic applies and with department approval)

1914 World War I to the present

HIST 622 - U.S. South Since 1865 Credits: 3

HIST 623 - Recent U.S. History, 1945 to Present Credits: 3

HIST 634 - Interwar America: 1918-1939 Credits: 3

HIST 662 - U.S. Religion since 1870 Credits: 3

HIST 677 - The Vietnam War Credits: 3

HIST 615 - Problems in American History Credits: 1-6

(when topic applies and with department approval)

Specialization in European history (at least 3 credits from each group)

Ancient, medieval, early modern to 1789

HIST 642 - Humanism and the Renaissance Credits: 3

HIST 643 - Religion and Society in the Reformation Era Credits: 3

HIST 644 - Society and Culture in Early Modern Europe Credits: 3

HIST 635 - Problems in European History Credits: 3

(when topic applies and with department approval)

1789-1914

HIST 637 - Great Britain: Empire to Commonwealth, 1870-1970 Credits: 3

HIST 639 - Society and Politics in Western Europe, 1750-1914 Credits: 3

HIST 640 - Metropolitan Cities of Europe in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries Credits: 3

HIST 635 - Problems in European History Credits: 3

(when topic applies and with department approval)

1914 to the present

HIST 637 - Great Britain: Empire to Commonwealth, 1870-1970 Credits: 3

HIST 640 - Metropolitan Cities of Europe in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries Credits: 3

HIST 645 - The Russian Revolution and the Origins of the Soviet State Credits: 3

HIST 635 - Problems in European History Credits: 3

(when topic applies and with department approval)

Specialization in world history (at least 3 credits from two regions)

Africa

HIST 565 - Problems in African History Credits: 3

Asia

HIST 555 - Problems in Asian History Credits: 3

Middle East

HIST 575 - Approaches to Middle East and Islamic History Credits: 3

HIST 585 - Problems in Middle Eastern History Credits: 3

Latin America

HIST 525 - Problems in Latin American History Credits: 3

One research seminar (3 credits) in a specialization

HIST 711 - Research Seminar in U.S. History Credits: 3

HIST 731 - Research Seminar in European History Credits: 3

HIST 751 - Research Seminar in Comparative World History Credits: 3

One course (3 credits) in a field outside of geographic specialization

Students choose a course from U.S., European, or world history (listed above) that is not in their chosen specialization.

Three elective courses (9 credits)

Thesis Option

Students may optionally write a thesis. Students who choose this option complete only 3 credits of electives.

HIST 799 - Thesis Credits: 1-6

Total: 30 credits

Requirements may be different for earlier catalog years. See the University Catalog archives.

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