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

Other Concentrations

Teaching Concentration

This concentration is intended for students already licensed for teaching or seeking licensure. Although it includes course work in history and education, completion of this concentration alone is not sufficient to qualify for licensure. A licensure program is offered by the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD), and admission is limited. Students are advised to consult with CEHD for specific requirements regarding licensure.

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 Predoctoral History (AH1, EH1, WH1)

This concentration is for students planning to pursue doctoral studies. Students choose one of three geographic specializations and a chronological or thematic minor field within that specialization. Students complete coursework and a research seminar in their geographic specialization and an additional independent project or thesis in their minor field.

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 geographic 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)

Other appropriate course 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)

Other appropriate course 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)

Other appropriate course 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 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)

Other appropriate course 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)

Other appropriate course 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 with department approval)

Other appropriate course with department approval

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

Africa

HIST 565 - Problems in African History Credits: 3

Other appropriate course with department approval

Asia

HIST 555 - Problems in Asian History Credits: 3

Other appropriate course with department approval

Middle East

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

HIST 585 - Problems in Middle Eastern History Credits: 3

Other appropriate course with department approval

Latin America

HIST 525 - Problems in Latin American History Credits: 3

Other appropriate course with department approval

One research seminar (3 credits) in a geographic 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

Two courses (6 credits) in a minor field concentration

In consultation with the graduate director and other faculty, students identify a chronological or topical subspecialty and select two courses that relate directly to that subspecialty.

Language proficiency

Language proficiency sufficient to conduct primary source research in the student's intended area of concentration, as demonstrated by thesis or independent research project.

Project or thesis (6 credits)

Project and additional elective (6 credits)

HIST 798 requires the completion of a major paper that is a substantial and original contribution to historical knowledge on the model of an article in a scholarly journal.  If students choose to take HIST 798, they complete an additional 3 credits in their specialization.

HIST 798 - Directed Research and Writing in History Credits: 3

Thesis (6 credits)

HIST 799 - Thesis Credits: 1-6

Total: 30 credits

◊ Concentration in Predoctoral History with an Emphasis in Cultural History (AH5, EH5, WH5)

This concentration is for students with a particular interest in cultural history and students considering future work in the cultural studies doctoral program. Completion of this program of study does not guarantee admission to the doctoral program in cultural studies. Students interested in that degree program should contact the Cultural Studies Program.

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 geographic 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)

Other appropriate course 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: 3 (when topic applies and with department approval)

Other appropriate course 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)

Other appropriate course 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)

Other appropriate course 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)

Other appropriate course 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)

Other appropriate course with department approval

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

Africa

HIST 565 - Problems in African History Credits: 3

Other appropriate course with department approval

Asia

HIST 555 - Problems in Asian History Credits: 3

Other appropriate course with department approval

Middle East

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

HIST 585 - Problems in Middle Eastern History Credits: 3

Other appropriate course with department approval

Latin America

HIST 525 - Problems in Latin American History Credits: 3

Other appropriate course with department approval

One research seminar (3 credits) in a geographic 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 required course (3 credits) in cultural studies

CULT 802 - Histories of Cultural Studies Credits: 3

Two courses (6 credits) in a minor field concentration in cultural history

Courses must have a significant cultural history component as defined by the instructor.

Language proficiency

Language proficiency sufficient to conduct primary source research in the student's intended area of concentration, as demonstrated by independent research project.

3 credits of project

HIST 798 - Directed Research and Writing in History Credits: 3

Total: 30 credits

◊ Concentration in Applied History (AH2, EH2, WH2)

This concentration is for students seeking expertise in applied history fields, such as archival management, museum studies, historic preservation, and historical editing. It is also suitable for professionally employed historians who desire to further their careers.

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)

Other appropriate course 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)

Other appropriate course 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 with department approval)

Other appropriate course 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)

Other appropriate course 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)

Other appropriate course 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)

Other appropriate course with department approval

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

Africa

HIST 565 - Problems in African History Credits: 3

Other appropriate course with department approval

Asia

HIST 555 - Problems in Asian History Credits: 3

Other appropriate course with department approval

Middle East

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

HIST 585 - Problems in Middle Eastern History Credits: 3

Other appropriate course with department approval

Latin America

HIST 525 - Problems in Latin American History Credits: 3

Other appropriate course with department approval

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

Two to three courses (6-9 credits) in applied history

These include courses in historic preservation, museum studies, archives, historical editing, or new media and information technology.

HIST 680 - Introduction to Digital Humanities Credits: 3

HIST 688 - Topics in History and New Media Credits: 3

HIST 689 - Teaching and Learning History in the Digital Age Credits: 3

HIST 690 - The Administration of Archives and Manuscripts Credits: 3

HIST 691 - Museum Studies Credits: 3

HIST 692 - Historical Editing Credits: 3

HIST 693 - Historic Preservation Credits: 3

HIST 694 - Digital Public History Credits: 3

HIST 695 - History Symposium Credits: 1-3

HIST 696 - Clio Wired: An Introduction to History and New Media Credits: 3

HIST 697 - Creating History in New Media Credits: 3

HIST 698 - Programming in History and New Media Credits: 3

Other appropriate course with department approval

3 or 6 credits of internship

If students chose to do a 3-credit internship, they will take an additional 3 credits in applied history course work from the list of courses above (HIST 680 - HIST 698).

HIST 794 - Internship in Applied History Credits: 3-6

Proficiency in a relevant research tool

Demonstrated by course work or exam in computers, statistics, or a modern foreign language

Total: 30 credits

◊ Concentration in Applied History with New Media and Information Technology Emphasis (AH4, EH4, WH4)

Students pursuing this concentration take:

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)

Other appropriate course 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)

Other appropriate course 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)

Other appropriate course 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)

Other appropriate course 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)

Other appropriate course 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

Other appropriate course with department approval

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

Africa

HIST 565 - Problems in African History Credits: 3

Other appropriate course with department approval

Asia

HIST 555 - Problems in Asian History Credits: 3

Other appropriate course with department approval

Middle East

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

HIST 585 - Problems in Middle Eastern History Credits: 3

Other appropriate course with department approval

Latin America

HIST 525 - Problems in Latin American History Credits: 3

Other appropriate course with department approval

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

Two courses (6 credits) in new media and information technology

 Students should consult the department for relevant courses.

3 or 6 credits of internship in information technology

If students chose to do a 3-credit internship, they will take an additional 3 credits in applied history course work from courses numbered HIST 680 - HIST 698.

HIST 794 - Internship in Applied History Credits: 3-6

Proficiency in a relevant research tool

Demonstrated by course work or exam in computer science, statistics, information technology, or a modern foreign language

Total: 30 credits

◊ 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

◊ Concentration in Teaching (HS4)

This concentration is intended for students already licensed for teaching or seeking licensure. Although it includes course work in history and education, completion of this concentration alone is not sufficient to qualify for licensure. A licensure program is offered by the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD), and admission is limited. Students are advised to consult with CEHD for specific requirements regarding licensure.

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

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

Six courses (18 credits) in history

  Choose at least one course (3 credits) each from U.S., European, and world history

One research seminar (3 credits) chosen from:

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

Four courses (12 credits) in graduate education courses, including:

EDCI 567 - Teaching Social Studies in the Secondary School Credits: 3

EDUC 522 - Foundations of Secondary Education Credits: 3

and two of the following

EDCI 667 - Advanced Methods of Teaching Social Sciences in the Secondary School Credits: 3

EDRD 619 - Literacy in Content Areas Credits: 3

EDUC 672 - Human Development and Learning: Secondary Education Credits: 3

Total: 36 credits

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

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