Oct 24, 2021
The department offers a graduate program in two broad areas: United States and Atlantic History, with tracks in the history of the United States and in the history of the Atlantic World, and Holocaust History and Genocide Studies, with tracks in Holocaust History and in Genocide Studies. Admission to the program in United States and Atlantic History has been temporarily suspended.
Graduate course work includes reading seminars (colloquia), research seminars, and individual tutorials for both reading and research purposes. Graduate students may also register in upper-division undergraduate courses at a graduate level that requires more intensive work. First- and second-year students in the doctoral program take three courses each semester, one of which must be expressly devoted to the production of a research paper. Faculty advisers help incoming students design their programs, which may include courses in other departments.
Briefly put, the Ph.D. is awarded after you have:
1) met your residence requirement,
2) passed your annual reviews,
3) taken two years of course work,
4) met your language requirement(s),
5) passed an oral examination in three fields,
6) written an acceptable dissertation.
Taner Akçam, Ph.D.
Janette T. Greenwood, Ph.D.
Elizabeth Imber, Ph.D.
Willem Klooster, Ph.D.
Thomas Kuehne, Ph.D.
Nina Kushner, Ph.D
Douglas Little, Ph.D.
Lex Jing Lu, Ph.D.
Drew McCoy, Ph.D.
Ousmane Power-Greene, Ph.D.
Amy Richter, Ph.D., Chair
Frances Tanzer, Ph.D.
Everett Fox, Ph.D.
Mark Miller, Ph.D.
Meredith Neuman, Ph.D.
Kristina Wilson, Ph.D.
Robert Dykstra, Ph.D.
Alden Vaughan, Ph.D.
Daniel Borg, Ph.D.
Paul Lucas, Ph.D.
Graduate History Courses
Courses offered within the last 2 Academic Years
- HIST 301 - Era of the American Revolution
- HIST 302 - The Early American Republic
- HIST 304 - Special Topics in US History
- HIST 306 - Africans in the Americas, 1500-1888
- HIST 307 - Exploring Public History through Old Sturbridge Village
- HIST 311 - American Consumer Culture
- HIST 312 - History of Sexuality: 1750 to the Present
- HIST 313 - Gender and the American City
- HIST 314 - The American Civil War
- HIST 315 - The Age of Lincoln
- HIST 317 - Reconstruction: America after the Civil War, 1865-1877
- HIST 319 - History of American Women
- HIST 322 - History of the American South
- HIST 323 - The Civil Rights Movement
- HIST 326 - Comparative Colonialism
- HIST 328 - Early Modern Britain
- HIST 330 - The Topics in Genocide in Comparative Perspective
- HIST 331 - Origins of Modern America, 1877-1914 (formerly America in the Gilded Age)
- HIST 332 - Confucianism, Daoism, Buddhism: Intellectual History of China
- HIST 334 - History of Racism in Modern Europe
- HIST 335 - The Atlantic World
- HIST 336 - Gender, War and Genocide in 20th Century
- HIST 337 - The Holocaust Perpetrators
- HIST 338 - America, Russia, and the Cold War, 1917-1991
- HIST 343 - American Antiquarian Society Seminar in American Studies
- HIST 345 - U.S. Foreign Policy in the Middle East Since 1945
- HIST 353 - Beauty, Gender, and Power around the World, 1800 to the Present
- HIST 360 - Rescue and Resistance During the Holocaust
- HIST 362 - Genocide, Denial, Facing History and Reconciliation
- HIST 368 - Special Topics:
- HIST 376 - Collective Memory and Mass Violence
- HIST 377 - America’s Founding Fathers: Memory and Meaning
- HIST 385 - Proposal Writing
- HIST 386 - The Vietnam War
- HIST 393 - African American Social and Political Movements
- HIST 395 - Dangerous Women
- HIST 397 - Master’s Thesis
- HIST 399 - Graduate Readings