Other Concentrations

Applied History Concentration

The faculty in the master of arts History program are at the forefront of traditional historical study, digital approaches to the past, and applied history. Students select from a variety of course topics while also selecting an area of historical specialization that accommodates their interests and furthers their career objectives. Students come to the program with diverse career objectives, and the program is designed with that diversity in mind. Students take classes in which they discuss history alongside future academics, public historians, teachers, military officers, non-profit professionals, government officials, entrepreneurs, and future academics.

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Degree Requirements

Total credits: 30 or 36

Students should be aware of the specific policies associated with this program, located on the Admissions & Policies tab.

Students pursuing this degree must complete the requirements for one of the concentrations below. The concentrations in higher education and teaching require 36 credits, all others require 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.

Required Course

HIST 610 The Study and Writing of History 1 3
Total Credits 3

Specialization

Students complete one of the following geographic specializations. 

Specialization in U.S. History 
Select four courses from the following: 1 12
Origins to 1861  
The Colonial Origins of American Society  
The Age of Jackson, 1815-1854  
Development of the Early Republic, 1783-1815  
Disasters in U.S. History  
Era of the American Revolution  
Religion in North America to 1870  
Problems in American History (when topic applies and with department approval)  
Other appropriate course with department approval
 
1861-1914  
Topics in the American Civil War Era  
U.S. South Since 1865  
Disasters in U.S. History  
The Gilded Age and Progressive Era  
Reconstruction  
U.S. Religion since 1870  
Problems in American History (when topic applies and with department approval)  
Other appropriate course with department approval
 
1914 World War I to the Present  
U.S. South Since 1865  
Recent U.S. History, 1945 to Present  
Disasters in U.S. History  
Interwar America: 1918-1939  
U.S. Religion since 1870  
The Vietnam War  
Problems in American History (when topic applies and with department approval)  
Other appropriate course with department approval
 
Specialization in European History
Select four courses from the following: 1 12
Ancient, Medieval, Early Modern to 1789  
The Crusades  
Humanism and the Renaissance  
Religion and Society in the Reformation Era  
Society and Culture in Early Modern Europe  
Problems in European History (when topic applies and with department approval)  
Other appropriate course with department approval
 
1789-1914  
Great Britain: Empire to Commonwealth, 1870-1970  
Society and Politics in Western Europe, 1750-1914  
Metropolitan Cities of Europe in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries  
Problems in European History (when topic applies and with department approval)  
Other appropriate course with department approval
 
1914 to the Present  
Great Britain: Empire to Commonwealth, 1870-1970  
Metropolitan Cities of Europe in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries  
Stalinism  
Problems in European History (when topic applies with department approval)  
Other appropriate course with department approval
 
Specialization in World History
Select four courses from the following: 1 12
World  
Approaches to Modern World History  
Problems in Comparative World History  
Africa  
Problems in African History  
Other appropriate course with department approval
 
Asia  
Problems in Asian History  
Other appropriate course with department approval
 
Middle East  
Approaches to Middle East and Islamic History  
The Crusades  
Problems in Middle Eastern History  
Other appropriate course with department approval
 
Latin America  
Problems in Latin American History  
Other appropriate course with department approval
 

Research Seminar

HIST 797 Research Seminar in History 3
Total Credits 3

Applied History

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

Select two to three courses from the following: 6-9
Introduction to Digital Humanities  
Topics in Applied History  
Topics in History and New Media  
Teaching and Learning History in the Digital Age  
The Administration of Archives and Manuscripts  
Museum Studies  
Historical Editing  
Historic Preservation  
Digital Public History  
History Symposium  
Clio Wired: An Introduction to History and New Media  
Creating History in New Media  
Programming in History and New Media  
Other appropriate course with department approval
 
Total Credits 6-9

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 3-6
Total Credits 3-6

Proficiency in a Relevant Research Tool

Students fulfill the requirement by completing one of the following:  
Coursework, work or internship experience, or exam in computers, statistics, or a modern foreign language.
 
Introduction to Digital Humanities  
Clio Wired: An Introduction to History and New Media  
Other course by approval of department