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For the undergraduate major/minor, the Department of History is organized into 10 fields of study. These fields are divided into two categories, reflecting a Western or non-Western orientation.

Category I Category II
Ancient Africa
History of Science East Asia
Medieval Latin America
Modern Western Europe Native America
Russia/Eastern Europe  
United States  


MA and PhD graduate students are required to specialize in at least two of the following fields of study:

Primary Fields Secondary Fields
Ancient History (*no longer accepting students) African History
East Asian History Atlantic World
Environmental History History of Medicine
Great Britain Indigenous Nations History
Iberian World History Intellectual History
International History Religious History
Latin America History World History
Military History  
Modern/Early Modern European History  
Russian and Eastern European History  
United States History  
Women's/Gender History  

For more information, please see the Graduate Handbook (pdf).

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