Current Course Offerings by Major Track

Global Connections

Students working in this area focus on historical phenomena that cross national and continental borders. Students who pursue this concentration typically acquire an understanding of globalization and/or a transnational perspective on themes addressed in other tracks.

Current Courses: 012, 015, 016, 017, 025, 049, 101, 112, 149*, 183, 253, 312, 314, 319, 330, 331, 341, 347, 348, 352, 354*, 367

Women, Gender, and Sexuality

This concentration emphasizes the study of women, gender, and sexuality in historical context. Topics include feminism, women’s work, families, masculinity, intersectionality, and sexual ideologies.

Current Courses: 041, 042, 043, 117*, 124, 125, 126*, 127*, 135, 136, 325

War, Empire, and Revolution

Courses in this area highlight large-scale power relationships. Topics include warfare and violence, military modernization, political transformations, radical nationalism, religious violence, fascism, totalitarianism, and colonialism.  

Current Courses: 012, 015, 016, 041, 043, 049, 050, 101, 110, 120, 154*, 162*, 170, 183*, 315, 319, 347, 348, 352

Race, Ethnicity, and Diasporas

This is the concentration for students who want to focus their studies on the historical examination of race, ethnicity, diasporas, or some combination of these three themes. Topics include slavery, civil rights, North American Indians, and Pan-Africanism.

Current Courses: 005*, 041, 042, 043, 049, 096, 126, 127, 130, 135, 136, 179, 320, 330, 332, 335, 341, 351

Religion, Thought, and Culture

Themes students can pursue in this concentration include religious movements, radical ideas, local customs, artistic movements, and philosophical schools. Topics include the Reformation, the Enlightenment, and the rise of liberalism, socialism, and nationalism.

Current Courses: 015, 041, 042, 043, 096, 150*, 154, 179*, 180, 183*, 253*, 323, 328, 337, 351, 354, 356

Medicine, Science, Technology, and Environment

Students working in this area obtain a broad understanding of the social significance of modern medicine, science, and technology. They may also complement this with exposure to the history of environmental change.

Current Courses: 007, 008, 025, 107, 117, 118, 145*, 315

Public and Digital History

This concentration exposes students to the ways in which history has and can be brought into the public domain and addresses the related issue of how digital tools play an increasingly important role in the process of historical knowledge creation.

Current Courses: 154, 303, 305, 306, 336, 337, 338

 

Build Your Own Track (department approval required)

Students are invited to create their own area of concentration from a set of courses regularly offered by the department. For instance, students might identify a particular country, region, or chronological period on which to focus their attention.

*course not currently identified with this track in the university catalogue