You must offer a minimum of six quarters of residence credit as a full-time equivalent student beyond the master’s degree. You are required to show reading proficiency in two foreign languages; in particular cases, demonstrated proficiency in quantitative methods may be substituted for one language. You must complete a non-history minor of three graduate courses in one cognate field or four courses in two cognate fields. Within the area of concentration, you normally will select two fields, in one of which the dissertation will be written. The dissertation field must be in contemporary history, defined as the period since the end of World War I. You also will do coursework in two fields outside the area of concentration. Areas and fields are as follows:
Area one. United Sates history: colonial, 19th century, 20th century, U.S. foreign relations, U.S. social-intellectual, U.S. Military, U.S. economic.
Area two. European: Western Europe 1559-1789, Western Europe 1789-1914, Western Europe 1914-present, Great Britain 1558-1815, Great Britain 1815-present, Russian/Soviet Union, ancient, medieval Europe, and Renaissance and Reformation.
Area three. Non Western: Africa, east Asia, southeast Asia, Middle East and Mediterranean, Latin America.
For additional details as to requirements, consult the History Department website.