History and Art History
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.

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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.

Concentrations
  • Concentration in Predoctoral History (AH1, EH1, WH1)
  • Concentration in Applied History (AH2, EH2, WH2)
  • Concentration in Applied History with New Media and Information Technology Emphasis (AH4, EH4, WH4)
  • Concentration in Enrichment (AH3, EH3, WH3)
  • Concentration in Higher Education (HEDU)
  • Concentration in Teaching (HS4)

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.

Required Course

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

Must be taken within the first 9 credits.

Specialization

Students complete one of the following 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  
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  
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  
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
 
1

Select at least 3 credits from each group.

Specialization in European History
Select four courses from the following: 1 12
Ancient, Medieval, Early Modern to 1789  
Humanism and the Renaissance  
Religion and Society in the Reformation Era  
Society and Culture in Early Modern Europe  
The Russian Revolution and the Origins of the Soviet State  
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  
The Russian Revolution and the Origins of the Soviet State  
Problems in European History (when topic applies with department approval)  
Other appropriate course with department approval
 
1

Select at least 3 credits from each group.

Specialization in World History
Select four courses from the following: 1 12
World  
Approaches to Modern 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  
Problems in Middle Eastern History  
Other appropriate course with department approval
 
Latin America  
Problems in Latin American History  
Other appropriate course with department approval
 
1

Select at least 3 credits from two regions.

Research Seminar in a Specialization

Select one research seminar from the following: 3
Research Seminar in U.S. History  
Research Seminar in European History  
Research Seminar in Comparative World History  
Total Credits 3

Course in a Field Outside of Geographic Specialization

Select one course from U.S., European, or world history (listed above) that is not in their chosen specialization. 3
Total Credits 3

Elective Courses

Students can choose to pursue a Thesis in lieu of two electives 9
Select three elective courses  
Thesis  
Thesis  
Select one elective course
 
Total Credits 9
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