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Doctor of Philosophy - History


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Plan Description


The degree of Doctor of Philosophy is the ultimate expression of the History Department’s mission to generate and disseminate new knowledge of the past through research, reflection and publication. The doctoral program in history at UNLV has two tracks: United States History and European History. The degree aims at providing graduates with the capacity for original research and thought as demonstrated by the completion of a doctoral dissertation of substantial scope combining imagination and excellence.

 

Learning Outcomes: European Culture and Society

www.unlv.edu/degree/phd-history-european

Learning Outcomes: North American Culture and Society

www.unlv.edu/degree/phd-history-northamerican

Learning Outcomes: North American West

www.unlv.edu/degree/phd-history-northamericanwest

Plan Admission Requirements


  1. All domestic and international applicants must review and follow the Graduate College Admission and Registration Requirements. 
  2. Applicants must have completed significant course work at the upper division or graduate level in History.
  3. Competitive scores on verbal, quantitative and analytical measures of the Graduate Record Examination.
  4. Recommendations from three former instructors addressing the applicant’s preparedness for doctoral level work in United States History or European History.
  5. A statement of purpose in which the applicant describes specific interests in and approaches to either United States History or European History. The statement should also include a description of the applicant’s background and training for advanced work in this field as well as academic and professional goals.
  6. A writing sample in the form of a master’s thesis or original research paper of substantial length and quality. If possible, the writing sample should engage either United States History or European History.

Post-Bachelor’s Tracks

  1. B.A. or equivalent from an accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 3.75.
  2. Students must have written an Honors Thesis in History or a closely related field, which must be uploaded as part of the application.

Post-Master’s Tracks

  1. M.A. or equivalent from an accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 3.50.
  2. Students who have not completed HIST 710 and HIST 740 as part of their master’s degree will be required to complete them as a condition of their admission. Note: These courses will not count toward the 35 credits required for the Doctor of Philosophy – History.

Subplan 1 Requirements: Post-Bachelor’s - North American West Track


Total Credits Required: 69

Course Requirements 

Required Courses – Credits: 8

HIST 710 - The Professional Historian 

HIST 726 - Colloquium in American Western History 

HIST 727 - Research Seminar in American Western History 

Historiography Courses – Credits: 9

Complete three of the following courses:

HIST 740A - Historiography (United States - Domestic)  

HIST 740E - Historiography (United States - Diplomatic)  

HIST 740F - Historiography (American West) 

HIST 740G - Historiography (United States - Cultural/Intellectual) 

Colloquium Course – Credits: 3

Complete one of the following courses (excluding any courses taken as Non-U.S. Colloquium):

HIST 724 - Colloquium in American Cultural/Intellectual History 

HIST 726 - Colloquium in American Western History 

HIST 730 - Colloquium in American History 

HIST 736 - Colloquium in Modern Latin American History  

Seminar Course – Credits: 4

Complete one of the following courses:

HIST 725 - Seminar in American Cultural/Intellectual History  

HIST 731 - Research Seminar in American History  

Minor Field Courses – Credits: 12

In consultation with your advisor select a minor field of study and complete 3 credits of colloquium and 9 credits of electives to total 12 credits.

 

Asian History

Minor Colloquium Course

HIST 734 - Colloquium in Modern Asian History  

Minor Elective Courses

Complete 9 credits from the following list of courses:

HIST 649A - History of Japan to 1800  

HIST 649B - History of Japan since 1800  

HIST 649C - Topics in Japanese History  

HIST 655A - History of China to 1800  

HIST 655B - History of China since 1800  

HIST 655C - Topics in Modern China  

HIST 689 - Comparative History  

HIST 698 - Advanced Historical Studies  

HIST 735 - Research Seminar in Modern Asian History  

HIST 740C - Historiography (Modern Asia) 

HIST 761 - Doctoral Independent Study  

 

European History

Minor Colloquium Course

Complete one of the following courses:

HIST 728 - Colloquium in European Cultural/Intellectual History  

HIST 732 - Colloquium in European History  

Minor Elective Courses

Complete 9 credits from the following list of courses:

HIST 619A - Britain to 1750  

HIST 619B - Britain from 1750  

HIST 620 - Topics in Central Europe: 1914 - Present  

HIST 621 - History of Russia to 1825  

HIST 622 - History of Russia Since 1825  

HIST 623A - History of Germany to 1848  

HIST 623B - History of Germany Since 1848  

HIST 634A - European Urban History  

HIST 635A - Early Modern Intellectual History  

HIST 635B - Modern Intellectual History  

HIST 635C - Topics in European Cultural and Intellectual History  

HIST 645 - Cultural History of Modern Russia  

HIST 646 - History of the Russian Film  

HIST 647 - Revolutionary Russia 1905-1921  

HIST 656 - Topics in Ancient History  

HIST 657 - Ancient Greek Civilization  

HIST 658 - Roman Civilization  

HIST 659 - Medieval Civilization  

HIST 659A - Topics in Medieval History  

HIST 660A - The Renaissance  

HIST 660B - The Reformation  

HIST 661 - Europe in the 18th Century  

HIST 661B - Early Modern Europe: 1550-1789  

HIST 662 - The French Revolution and Napoleon  

HIST 663 - Europe: 1815-1914  

HIST 664 - Europe: 1914 to the Present  

HIST 666 - European Diplomatic History, 1815-Present  

HIST 668 - History of Science  

HIST 679 - History of the British Empire  

HIST 679A - West Africa and the Making of the Atlantic World  

HIST 682 - Music History I  

HIST 683 - Music History II  

HIST 689 - Comparative History  

HIST 691A - Women in the Ancient World  

HIST 691B - Women in Medieval Culture and Society  

HIST 692 - Woman’s Role in European History: 1750-1970  

HIST 692A - Women In Early Modern Europe  

HIST 692B - Women In Modern European History  

HIST 695 - Special Topics in Gender and History  

HIST 696 - Philosophy of History  

HIST 728 - Colloquium in European Cultural/Intellectual History  

HIST 729 - Research Seminar in European Cultural/Intellectual History  

HIST 732 - Colloquium in European History  

HIST 733 - Research Seminar in European History  

HIST 760 - Advanced Studies in History  

HIST 740H - Historiography (European Cultural/Intellectual)  

HIST 761 - Doctoral Independent Study  

 

Latin American History

Minor Colloquium Course

HIST 736 - Colloquium in Modern Latin American History  

Minor Elective Courses

Complete 9 credits from the following list of courses:

HIST 670 - History of Mexico  

HIST 671 - Revolution and Reaction in Contemporary Latin America  

HIST 672 - History of Brazil  

HIST 673 - History of the Andean Region  

HIST 674 - Latin American Ethnic Studies  

HIST 675 - Modern Latin American Film  

HIST 676 - The Mexican Revolution  

HIST 679A - West Africa and the Making of the Atlantic World  

HIST 689 - Comparative History  

HIST 695 - Special Topics in Gender and History  

HIST 737 - Research Seminar in Modern Latin American History  

HIST 740D - Historiography (Modern Latin America) 

HIST 761 - Doctoral Independent Study  

 

Public History

Minor Colloquium Course

HIST 749 - Colloquium in Public History  

Required Elective Course

HIST 750 - Methods for the Study of Public History  

HIST 795 - Internship in Public History  

Minor Elective Course

Complete one of the following courses:

HIST 751 - Museums and American Culture  

HIST 752 - Modern Archives: Theory and Methodology  

HIST 754 - Topics in Public History  

HIST 761 - Doctoral Independent Study  

 

World History

Minor Colloquium Course

HIST 738 - Colloquium in African and Middle Eastern History  

Minor Elective Courses

Complete 9 credits from the following list of courses:

HIST 619A - Britain to 1750  

HIST 619B - Britain from 1750  

HIST 620 - Topics in Central Europe: 1914 - Present  

HIST 621 - History of Russia to 1825  

HIST 622 - History of Russia Since 1825  

HIST 623A - History of Germany to 1848  

HIST 623B - History of Germany Since 1848  

HIST 634A - European Urban History  

HIST 635A - Early Modern Intellectual History  

HIST 635B - Modern Intellectual History  

HIST 635C - Topics in European Cultural and Intellectual History  

HIST 645 - Cultural History of Modern Russia  

HIST 646 - History of the Russian Film  

HIST 647 - Revolutionary Russia 1905-1921  

HIST 649A - History of Japan to 1800  

HIST 649B - History of Japan since 1800  

HIST 649C - Topics in Japanese History  

HIST 655A - History of China to 1800  

HIST 655B - History of China since 1800  

HIST 655C - Topics in Modern China  

HIST 656 - Topics in Ancient History  

HIST 657 - Ancient Greek Civilization  

HIST 658 - Roman Civilization  

HIST 659 - Medieval Civilization  

HIST 659A - Topics in Medieval History  

HIST 660A - The Renaissance  

HIST 660B - The Reformation  

HIST 661 - Europe in the 18th Century  

HIST 661B - Early Modern Europe: 1550-1789  

HIST 662 - The French Revolution and Napoleon  

HIST 663 - Europe: 1815-1914  

HIST 664 - Europe: 1914 to the Present  

HIST 666 - European Diplomatic History, 1815-Present  

HIST 668 - History of Science  

HIST 670 - History of Mexico  

HIST 671 - Revolution and Reaction in Contemporary Latin America  

HIST 672 - History of Brazil  

HIST 673 - History of the Andean Region  

HIST 674 - Latin American Ethnic Studies  

HIST 675 - Modern Latin American Film  

HIST 676 - The Mexican Revolution  

HIST 678A - Islamic and Middle Eastern History to 1750  

HIST 678B - Islamic and Middle Eastern History since 1750  

HIST 679 - History of the British Empire  

HIST 679A - West Africa and the Making of the Atlantic World  

HIST 682 - Music History I  

HIST 683 - Music History II  

HIST 689 - Comparative History  

HIST 691A - Women in the Ancient World  

HIST 691B - Women in Medieval Culture and Society  

HIST 692 - Woman’s Role in European History: 1750-1970  

HIST 692A - Women In Early Modern Europe  

HIST 692B - Women In Modern European History  

HIST 695 - Special Topics in Gender and History  

HIST 696 - Philosophy of History  

HIST 728 - Colloquium in European Cultural/Intellectual History  

HIST 729 - Research Seminar in European Cultural/Intellectual History  

HIST 734 - Colloquium in Modern Asian History  

HIST 735 - Research Seminar in Modern Asian History  

HIST 736 - Colloquium in Modern Latin American History  

HIST 737 - Research Seminar in Modern Latin American History  

HIST 739 - Research Seminar in African and Middle Eastern History  

HIST 740B - Historiography (Europe) 

HIST 740C - Historiography (Modern Asia) 

HIST 740H - Historiography (European Cultural/Intellectual) 

HIST 748 - History and Policy  

HIST 761 - Doctoral Independent Study  

 

Elective Courses – Credits: 3

Complete 3 credits of History elective coursework, or other advisor-approved courses.

 

After successfully completing the requirements above, students are eligible to earn the Master of Arts – History.

 

Additional Elective Courses – Credits: 18

Complete 18 credits of History elective coursework, or other advisor-approved courses.

Dissertation – Credits: 12

HIST 791 - Dissertation  

Degree Requirements 

  1. Students are expected to take courses with as many members of the faculty who specialize in the history of the North American West as possible. Students are encouraged to take more than the minimum number of courses.
  2. A minimum of 45 credit hours of course work must be at the 700-level (excluding Dissertation).
  3. Foreign Language Requirement. This requirement can be met in any of the following three ways, though the chosen option must be approved by the chair of the student’s examination committee:
    1. Demonstrated reading knowledge of two foreign languages.
    2. Demonstrated reading knowledge of one foreign language and advanced reading knowledge of the same language, assessed through the writing of a substantial historiographical essay in English based on scholarly literature in that foreign language.
    3. With the approval of the student’s committee and the Graduate Coordinator, a student may demonstrate reading knowledge of one foreign language and the successful completion of SOC 604 - Statistical Methods in the Social Sciences.
  4. The completion of the second seminar paper will constitute the master’s culminating experience; it will be evaluated by a committee consisting of the instructor of record, the student’s primary advisor and the graduate coordinator.
  5. Please note that the MA degree will not be conferred automatically. Students must take the initiative to seek committee approval and apply for conferral through the Graduate College.
  6. Doctoral students may also apply to transfer into the MA program at any point, but this will require a new application.
  7. Students may take up to six credits of Comprehensive Exam Preparation, but these credits will not count towards the total credits required for the degree.
  8. Written and Oral Qualifying Examinations. Students write a total of six out of twelve essay questions. Students prepare extensive reading lists of books and articles for each field of study in conjunction with the members of their advisory committee. The lists are based on scholarly works read in coursework, but substantial additional reading is required. Coursework alone does not constitute preparation for comprehensive exams. For purposes of examination, and through close consultation with the student’s committee chair and members of the committee, coursework and supplemental reading will be divided into four examination areas, each of which is comprised of four questions from which the students write on two.
    1. Major Field (General United States History): the written examination focuses on the first or second half of U.S. History (1600 to 1877, or 1850 to Present), but students are required to answer questions on the full sweep of U.S. History in the oral examination. A student writes on two of four questions.
    2. Major Field (Topical): Requires students to master the literature in North American West. A student writes on two of four questions.
    3. Theory and Methods: A student chooses Applied Theory, Comparative History, or Public History. A student writes on one of two questions.
    4. Minor Field: A student chooses one of the following fields: Asian History,European History, Latin American History, Public History, or World History. A student may only be examined in Public History in one field. A student writes on one of two questions.
  9. Students must pass the written portion of the qualifying exam before they are allowed to take the oral qualifying exam.
  10. Students may take up to three credits of Dissertation Prospectus course, but these credits will not count towards the total credits required for the degree.
  11. The prospectus colloquium must be held within three months of the successful completion of the comprehensive examinations. Students must formally present a prospectus for their proposed dissertation research to their advisory committee before taking dissertation credits. The prospectus must be accepted for the student to have ABD status in the History Department.
  12. A dissertation of substantial length and quality containing original research and interpretation on a topic in the field of Northern American West.

Graduation Requirements 

  1. The student must submit all required forms to the Graduate College and then apply for graduation up to two semesters prior to completing his/her degree requirements for both the Master’s (if applicable) and Doctoral portions of the program.
  2. The student must submit and successfully defend his/her dissertation by the posted deadline. The defense must be advertised and is open to the public.
  3. The student must submit his/her approved, properly formatted hard-copy dissertation to the Graduate College, and submit the approved electronic version to ProQuest by the posted deadline.

Subplan 2 Requirements: Post-Bachelor’s - North American Culture and Society Track


Total Credits Required: 69

Course Requirements 

Required Courses – Credits: 8

HIST 710 - The Professional Historian 

HIST 726 - Colloquium in American Western History 

HIST 725 - Seminar in American Cultural/Intellectual History 

Historiography Courses – Credits: 9

Complete three of the following courses:

HIST 740A - Historiography (United States - Domestic) 

HIST 740E - Historiography (United States - Diplomatic) 

HIST 740G - Historiography (United States - Cultural/Intellectual) 

HIST 740H - Historiography (European Cultural/Intellectual) 

Colloquium Course – Credits: 3

Complete one of the following courses (excluding any courses taken as Non-European Colloquium):

HIST 724 - Colloquium in American Cultural/Intellectual History 

HIST 726 - Colloquium in American Western History 

HIST 730 - Colloquium in American History 

HIST 736 - Colloquium in Modern Latin American History 

Seminar Course – Credits: 4

Complete one of the following courses:

HIST 727 - Research Seminar in American Western History 

HIST 731 - Research Seminar in American History 

Minor Field Courses – Credits: 12

In consultation with your advisor select a minor field of study and complete 3 credits of colloquium and 9 credits of electives to total 12 credits.

 

Asian History

Minor Colloquium Course

HIST 734 - Colloquium in Modern Asian History 

Minor Elective Courses

Complete 9 credits from the following list of courses:

HIST 649A - History of Japan to 1800 

HIST 649B - History of Japan since 1800 

HIST 649C - Topics in Japanese History 

HIST 655A - History of China to 1800 

HIST 655B - History of China since 1800 

HIST 655C - Topics in Modern China 

HIST 689 - Comparative History 

HIST 698 - Advanced Historical Studies 

HIST 735 - Research Seminar in Modern Asian History 

HIST 740C - Historiography (Modern Asia) 

HIST 761 - Doctoral Independent Study 

 

European History

Minor Colloquium Course

Complete one of the following courses:

HIST 728 - Colloquium in European Cultural/Intellectual History 

HIST 732 - Colloquium in European History 

Minor Elective Courses

Complete 9 credits from the following list of courses:

HIST 619A - Britain to 1750 

HIST 619B - Britain from 1750 

HIST 620 - Topics in Central Europe: 1914 - Present 

HIST 621 - History of Russia to 1825 

HIST 622 - History of Russia Since 1825 

HIST 623A - History of Germany to 1848 

HIST 623B - History of Germany Since 1848 

HIST 634A - European Urban History 

HIST 635A - Early Modern Intellectual History 

HIST 635B - Modern Intellectual History 

HIST 635C - Topics in European Cultural and Intellectual History 

HIST 645 - Cultural History of Modern Russia 

HIST 646 - History of the Russian Film 

HIST 647 - Revolutionary Russia 1905-1921 

HIST 656 - Topics in Ancient History 

HIST 657 - Ancient Greek Civilization 

HIST 658 - Roman Civilization 

HIST 659 - Medieval Civilization 

HIST 659A - Topics in Medieval History 

HIST 660A - The Renaissance 

HIST 660B - The Reformation 

HIST 661 - Europe in the 18th Century 

HIST 661B - Early Modern Europe: 1550-1789 

HIST 662 - The French Revolution and Napoleon 

HIST 663 - Europe: 1815-1914 

HIST 664 - Europe: 1914 to the Present 

HIST 666 - European Diplomatic History, 1815-Present 

HIST 668 - History of Science 

HIST 679 - History of the British Empire 

HIST 679A - West Africa and the Making of the Atlantic World 

HIST 682 - Music History I 

HIST 683 - Music History II 

HIST 689 - Comparative History 

HIST 691A - Women in the Ancient World 

HIST 691B - Women in Medieval Culture and Society 

HIST 692 - Woman’s Role in European History: 1750-1970 

HIST 692A - Women In Early Modern Europe 

HIST 692B - Women In Modern European History 

HIST 695 - Special Topics in Gender and History 

HIST 696 - Philosophy of History 

HIST 728 - Colloquium in European Cultural/Intellectual History 

HIST 729 - Research Seminar in European Cultural/Intellectual History 

HIST 732 - Colloquium in European History 

HIST 733 - Research Seminar in European History 

HIST 760 - Advanced Studies in History 

HIST 740H - Historiography (European Cultural/Intellectual) 

HIST 761 - Doctoral Independent Study 

 

Latin American History

Minor Colloquium Course

HIST 736 - Colloquium in Modern Latin American History 

Minor Elective Courses

Complete 9 credits from the following list of courses:

HIST 670 - History of Mexico 

HIST 671 - Revolution and Reaction in Contemporary Latin America 

HIST 672 - History of Brazil 

HIST 673 - History of the Andean Region 

HIST 674 - Latin American Ethnic Studies 

HIST 675 - Modern Latin American Film 

HIST 676 - The Mexican Revolution 

HIST 679A - West Africa and the Making of the Atlantic World 

HIST 689 - Comparative History 

HIST 695 - Special Topics in Gender and History 

HIST 737 - Research Seminar in Modern Latin American History 

HIST 740D - Historiography (Modern Latin America) 

HIST 761 - Doctoral Independent Study 

 

Public History

Minor Colloquium Course

HIST 749 - Colloquium in Public History 

Required Elective Course

HIST 750 - Methods for the Study of Public History 

HIST 795 - Internship in Public History 

Minor Elective Course

Complete one of the following courses:

HIST 751 - Museums and American Culture 

HIST 752 - Modern Archives: Theory and Methodology 

HIST 754 - Topics in Public History 

HIST 761 - Doctoral Independent Study 

 

World History

Minor Colloquium Course

HIST 738 - Colloquium in African and Middle Eastern History 

Minor Elective Courses

Complete 9 credits from the following list of courses:

HIST 619A - Britain to 1750 

HIST 619B - Britain from 1750 

HIST 620 - Topics in Central Europe: 1914 - Present 

HIST 621 - History of Russia to 1825 

HIST 622 - History of Russia Since 1825 

HIST 623A - History of Germany to 1848 

HIST 623B - History of Germany Since 1848 

HIST 634A - European Urban History 

HIST 635A - Early Modern Intellectual History 

HIST 635B - Modern Intellectual History 

HIST 635C - Topics in European Cultural and Intellectual History 

HIST 645 - Cultural History of Modern Russia 

HIST 646 - History of the Russian Film 

HIST 647 - Revolutionary Russia 1905-1921 

HIST 649A - History of Japan to 1800 

HIST 649B - History of Japan since 1800 

HIST 649C - Topics in Japanese History 

HIST 655A - History of China to 1800 

HIST 655B - History of China since 1800 

HIST 655C - Topics in Modern China 

HIST 656 - Topics in Ancient History 

HIST 657 - Ancient Greek Civilization 

HIST 658 - Roman Civilization 

HIST 659 - Medieval Civilization 

HIST 659A - Topics in Medieval History 

HIST 660A - The Renaissance 

HIST 660B - The Reformation 

HIST 661 - Europe in the 18th Century 

HIST 661B - Early Modern Europe: 1550-1789 

HIST 662 - The French Revolution and Napoleon 

HIST 663 - Europe: 1815-1914 

HIST 664 - Europe: 1914 to the Present 

HIST 666 - European Diplomatic History, 1815-Present 

HIST 668 - History of Science 

HIST 670 - History of Mexico 

HIST 671 - Revolution and Reaction in Contemporary Latin America 

HIST 672 - History of Brazil 

HIST 673 - History of the Andean Region 

HIST 674 - Latin American Ethnic Studies 

HIST 675 - Modern Latin American Film 

HIST 676 - The Mexican Revolution 

HIST 678A - Islamic and Middle Eastern History to 1750 

HIST 678B - Islamic and Middle Eastern History since 1750 

HIST 679 - History of the British Empire 

HIST 679A - West Africa and the Making of the Atlantic World 

HIST 682 - Music History I 

HIST 683 - Music History II 

HIST 689 - Comparative History 

HIST 691A - Women in the Ancient World 

HIST 691B - Women in Medieval Culture and Society 

HIST 692 - Woman’s Role in European History: 1750-1970 

HIST 692A - Women In Early Modern Europe 

HIST 692B - Women In Modern European History 

HIST 695 - Special Topics in Gender and History 

HIST 696 - Philosophy of History 

HIST 728 - Colloquium in European Cultural/Intellectual History 

HIST 729 - Research Seminar in European Cultural/Intellectual History 

HIST 734 - Colloquium in Modern Asian History 

HIST 735 - Research Seminar in Modern Asian History 

HIST 736 - Colloquium in Modern Latin American History 

HIST 737 - Research Seminar in Modern Latin American History 

HIST 739 - Research Seminar in African and Middle Eastern History 

HIST 740B - Historiography (Europe) 

HIST 740C - Historiography (Modern Asia) 

HIST 740H - Historiography (European Cultural/Intellectual) 

HIST 748 - History and Policy 

HIST 761 - Doctoral Independent Study 

 

Elective Courses – Credits: 3

Complete 3 credits of History elective coursework, or other advisor-approved courses.

 

After successfully completing the requirements above, students are eligible to earn the Master of Arts – History.

 

Additional Elective Courses – Credits: 18

Complete 18 credits of History elective coursework, or other advisor-approved courses.

Dissertation – Credits: 12

HIST 791 - Dissertation 

Degree Requirements 

  1. Students are expected to take courses with as many members of the faculty who specialize in the history of North American Culture and Society as possible. Students are encouraged to take more than the minimum number of courses.
  2. A minimum of 45 credit hours of course work must be at the 700-level (excluding Dissertation).
  3. Foreign Language Requirement. This requirement can be met in any of the following three ways, though the chosen option must be approved by the chair of the student’s examination committee:
    1. Demonstrated reading knowledge of two foreign languages.
    2. Demonstrated reading knowledge of one foreign language and advanced reading knowledge of the same language, assessed through the writing of a substantial historiographical essay in English based on scholarly literature in that foreign language.
    3. With the approval of the student’s committee and the Graduate Coordinator, a student may demonstrate reading knowledge of one foreign language and the successful completion of SOC 604 - Statistical Methods in the Social Sciences.
  4. The completion of the second seminar paper will constitute the master’s culminating experience; it will be evaluated by a committee consisting of the instructor of record, the student’s primary advisor and the graduate coordinator.
  5. Please note that the MA degree will not be conferred automatically. Students must take the initiative to seek committee approval and apply for conferral through the Graduate College.
  6. Doctoral students may also apply to transfer into the MA program at any point, but this will require a new application.
  7. Students may take up to six credits of Comprehensive Exam Preparation, but these credits will not count towards the total credits required for the degree.
  8. Written and Oral Qualifying Examinations. Students write a total of six out of twelve essay questions. Students prepare extensive reading lists of books and articles for each field of study in conjunction with the members of their advisory committee. The lists are based on scholarly works read in coursework, but substantial additional reading is required. Coursework alone does not constitute preparation for comprehensive exams. For purposes of examination, and through close consultation with the student’s committee chair and members of the committee, coursework and supplemental reading will be divided into four examination areas, each of which is comprised of four questions from which the students write on two.
    1. Major Field (General United States History): the written examination focuses on the first or second half of U.S. History (1600 to 1877, or 1850 to Present), but students are required to answer questions on the full sweep of U.S. History in the oral examination. A student writes on two of four questions.
    2. Major Field (Topical): Requires students to master the literature in North American Culture and Society. A student writes on two of four questions.
    3. Theory and Methods: A student chooses Applied Theory, Comparative History, or Public History. A student writes on one of two questions.
    4. Minor Field: A student chooses one of the following fields: Asian History, European History, Latin American History, Public History, or World History. A student may only be examined in Public History in one field. A student writes on one of two questions.
  9. Students must pass the written portion of the qualifying exam before they are allowed to take the oral qualifying exam.
  10. Students may take up to three credits of Dissertation Prospectus course, but these credits will not count towards the total credits required for the degree.
  11. The prospectus colloquium must be held within three months of the successful completion of the comprehensive examinations. Students must formally present a prospectus for their proposed dissertation research to their advisory committee before taking dissertation credits. The prospectus must be accepted for the student to have ABD status in the History Department.
  12. A dissertation of substantial length and quality containing original research and interpretation on a topic in the field of North American Culture and Society.

Graduation Requirements 

  1. The student must submit all required forms to the Graduate College and then apply for graduation up to two semesters prior to completing his/her degree requirements for both the Master’s (if applicable) and Doctoral portions of the program.
  2. The student must submit and successfully defend his/her dissertation by the posted deadline. The defense must be advertised and is open to the public.
  3. The student must submit his/her approved, properly formatted hard-copy dissertation to the Graduate College, and submit the approved electronic version to ProQuest by the posted deadline.

Subplan 3 Requirements: Post-Bachelor’s - European Culture and Society Track


Total Credits Required: 69

Course Requirements 

Required Courses – Credits: 8

HIST 710 - The Professional Historian 

HIST 728 - Colloquium in European Cultural/Intellectual History 

HIST 729 - Research Seminar in European Cultural/Intellectual History 

Historiography Courses – Credits: 9

Complete three of the following courses:

HIST 740B - Historiography (Europe) 

HIST 740C - Historiography (Modern Asia) 

HIST 740D - Historiography 

HIST 740G - Historiography (United States - Cultural/Intellectual) 

HIST 740H - Historiography (European Cultural/Intellectual) 

Colloquium Course – Credits: 3

Complete one of the following courses (excluding any courses taken as Non-European Colloquium):

HIST 728 - Colloquium in European Cultural/Intellectual History 

HIST 732 - Colloquium in European History 

HIST 734 - Colloquium in Modern Asian History 

HIST 736 - Colloquium in Modern Latin American History 

HIST 738 - Colloquium in African and Middle Eastern History  

Seminar Course – Credits: 4

Complete one of the following courses:

HIST 733 - Research Seminar in European History 

HIST 735 - Research Seminar in Modern Asian History 

HIST 737 - Research Seminar in Modern Latin American History 

HIST 739 - Research Seminar in African and Middle Eastern History 

Minor Field Courses – Credits: 12

In consultation with your advisor select a minor field of study and complete 3 credits of colloquium and 9 credits of electives to total 12 credits.

 

Asian History

Minor Colloquium Course

HIST 734 - Colloquium in Modern Asian History 

Minor Elective Courses

Complete 9 credits from the following list of courses:

HIST 649A - History of Japan to 1800 

HIST 649B - History of Japan since 1800 

HIST 649C - Topics in Japanese History 

HIST 655A - History of China to 1800 

HIST 655B - History of China since 1800 

HIST 655C - Topics in Modern China 

HIST 689 - Comparative History 

HIST 698 - Advanced Historical Studies 

HIST 735 - Research Seminar in Modern Asian History 

HIST 740C - Historiography (Modern Asia) 

HIST 761 - Doctoral Independent Study 

 

Latin American History

Minor Colloquium Course

HIST 736 - Colloquium in Modern Latin American History 

Minor Elective Courses

Complete 9 credits from the following list of courses:

HIST 670 - History of Mexico 

HIST 671 - Revolution and Reaction in Contemporary Latin America 

HIST 672 - History of Brazil 

HIST 673 - History of the Andean Region 

HIST 674 - Latin American Ethnic Studies 

HIST 675 - Modern Latin American Film 

HIST 676 - The Mexican Revolution 

HIST 679A - West Africa and the Making of the Atlantic World 

HIST 689 - Comparative History 

HIST 695 - Special Topics in Gender and History 

HIST 737 - Research Seminar in Modern Latin American History 

HIST 740D - Historiography (Modern Latin America) 

HIST 761 - Doctoral Independent Study 

 

Public History

Minor Colloquium Course

HIST 749 - Colloquium in Public History 

Required Elective Course

HIST 750 - Methods for the Study of Public History 

HIST 795 - Internship in Public History 

Minor Elective Course

Complete one of the following courses:

HIST 751 - Museums and American Culture 

HIST 752 - Modern Archives: Theory and Methodology 

HIST 754 - Topics in Public History 

HIST 761 - Doctoral Independent Study 

 

U.S. History

Minor Colloquium Course

Complete one of the following courses:

HIST 724 - Colloquium in American Cultural/Intellectual History 

HIST 726 - Colloquium in American Western History 

HIST 730 - Colloquium in American History 

Minor Elective Courses

Complete 9 credits from the following list of courses:

HIST 601A - American Constitutional and Legal History I 

HIST 601B - American Constitutional and Legal History II 

HIST 604A - American Social History to 1860 

HIST 604B - American Social History, 1860-Present 

HIST 605 - History of the New South 

HIST 606A - The American West to 1849 

HIST 606B - The American West Since 1849 

HIST 607A - United States Foreign Relations I 

HIST 607B - United States Foreign Relations II 

HIST 610A - American Cultural and Intellectual History I 

HIST 610B - American Cultural and Intellectual History II 

HIST 611 - United States: Colonial Period 

HIST 612 - United States: Revolution and the New Republic 

HIST 614A - United States: National Period, 1815-1860 

HIST 614B - United States: Civil War and Reconstruction,1860-1877 

HIST 615A - United States: Gilded Age, 1877-1900 

HIST 615B - United States: The Progressive Era, 1900-1920 

HIST 616A - Recent America: Era of Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1920-1945 

HIST 616B - Contemporary America: The U.S. Since 1945 

HIST 617A - Nevada and the Far West 

HIST 624 - Role of Religion in American Culture 

HIST 625 - History of Southern Nevada 

HIST 626 - The American West Through Film 

HIST 628 - History of Business in United States History 

HIST 629 - History of American Labor, 1607-Present 

HIST 632A - History of American Women to 1870 

HIST 632B - History of American Women, 1870 to Present 

HIST 633 - African-American History 

HIST 633B - African-American History to 1877 

HIST 633C - African-American History since 1877 

HIST 634 - Role of Cities in American History 

HIST 636 - Nazi Holocaust from the American Perspective 

HIST 637 - Family History 

HIST 638A - American Indian History to 1851 

HIST 638B - Ethnohistory of Native Americans Since 1851 

HIST 638C - Topics in American Indian History 

HIST 640 - Regions in American Indian History 

HIST 641 - American Environmental History 

HIST 643 - Comparative Environmental History 

HIST 643A - Historic Preservation 

HIST 644 - Latinos in the American West 

HIST 648 - Asian American History 

HIST 652A - Popular Culture in Nineteenth-Century America 

HIST 652B - Popular Culture in Twentieth-Century America 

HIST 653 - Women in Politics 

HIST 668 - History of Science 

HIST 682 - Music History I 

HIST 683 - Music History II 

HIST 683A - Urban Destruction and Reconstruction 

HIST 685 - Oral History 

HIST 686 - Military History of the United States 

HIST 687 - Topics in American Studies 

HIST 689 - Comparative History 

HIST 695 - Special Topics in Gender and History 

HIST 724 - Colloquium in American Cultural/Intellectual History 

HIST 725 - Seminar in American Cultural/Intellectual History 

HIST 726 - Colloquium in American Western History 

HIST 730 - Colloquium in American History 

HIST 731 - Research Seminar in American History 

HIST 740A - Historiography (United States - Domestic) 

HIST 740E - Historiography (United States - Diplomatic) 

HIST 740F - Historiography (American West) 

HIST 748 - History and Policy 

HIST 761 - Doctoral Independent Study 

 

World History

Minor Colloquium Course

HIST 738 - Colloquium in African and Middle Eastern History 

Minor Elective Courses

Complete 9 credits from the following list of courses:

HIST 619A - Britain to 1750 

HIST 619B - Britain from 1750 

HIST 620 - Topics in Central Europe: 1914 - Present 

HIST 621 - History of Russia to 1825 

HIST 622 - History of Russia Since 1825 

HIST 623A - History of Germany to 1848 

HIST 623B - History of Germany Since 1848 

HIST 634A - European Urban History 

HIST 635A - Early Modern Intellectual History 

HIST 635B - Modern Intellectual History 

HIST 635C - Topics in European Cultural and Intellectual History 

HIST 645 - Cultural History of Modern Russia 

HIST 646 - History of the Russian Film 

HIST 647 - Revolutionary Russia 1905-1921 

HIST 649A - History of Japan to 1800 

HIST 649B - History of Japan since 1800 

HIST 649C - Topics in Japanese History 

HIST 655A - History of China to 1800 

HIST 655B - History of China since 1800 

HIST 655C - Topics in Modern China 

HIST 656 - Topics in Ancient History 

HIST 657 - Ancient Greek Civilization 

HIST 658 - Roman Civilization 

HIST 659 - Medieval Civilization 

HIST 659A - Topics in Medieval History 

HIST 660A - The Renaissance 

HIST 660B - The Reformation 

HIST 661 - Europe in the 18th Century 

HIST 661B - Early Modern Europe: 1550-1789 

HIST 662 - The French Revolution and Napoleon 

HIST 663 - Europe: 1815-1914 

HIST 664 - Europe: 1914 to the Present 

HIST 666 - European Diplomatic History, 1815-Present 

HIST 668 - History of Science 

HIST 670 - History of Mexico 

HIST 671 - Revolution and Reaction in Contemporary Latin America 

HIST 672 - History of Brazil 

HIST 673 - History of the Andean Region 

HIST 674 - Latin American Ethnic Studies 

HIST 675 - Modern Latin American Film 

HIST 676 - The Mexican Revolution 

HIST 678A - Islamic and Middle Eastern History to 1750 

HIST 678B - Islamic and Middle Eastern History since 1750 

HIST 679 - History of the British Empire 

HIST 679A - West Africa and the Making of the Atlantic World 

HIST 682 - Music History I 

HIST 683 - Music History II 

HIST 689 - Comparative History 

HIST 691A - Women in the Ancient World 

HIST 691B - Women in Medieval Culture and Society 

HIST 692 - Woman’s Role in European History: 1750-1970 

HIST 692A - Women In Early Modern Europe 

HIST 692B - Women In Modern European History 

HIST 695 - Special Topics in Gender and History 

HIST 696 - Philosophy of History 

HIST 728 - Colloquium in European Cultural/Intellectual History 

HIST 729 - Research Seminar in European Cultural/Intellectual History 

HIST 734 - Colloquium in Modern Asian History 

HIST 735 - Research Seminar in Modern Asian History 

HIST 736 - Colloquium in Modern Latin American History 

HIST 737 - Research Seminar in Modern Latin American History 

HIST 739 - Research Seminar in African and Middle Eastern History 

HIST 740B - Historiography (Europe) 

HIST 740C - Historiography (Modern Asia) 

HIST 740H - Historiography (European Cultural/Intellectual) 

HIST 748 - History and Policy 

HIST 761 - Doctoral Independent Study 

 

Elective Courses – Credits: 3

Complete 3 credits of History elective coursework, or other advisor-approved courses.

 

After successfully completing the requirements above, students are eligible to earn the Master of Arts – History.

 

Additional Elective Courses – Credits: 18

Complete 18 credits of History elective coursework, or other advisor-approved courses.

Dissertation – Credits: 12

HIST 791 - Dissertation 

Degree Requirements 

  1. Students are expected to take courses with as many members of the faculty who specialize in the history of European Culture and Society as possible. Students are encouraged to take more than the minimum number of courses.
  2. A minimum of 45 credit hours of course work must be at the 700-level (excluding Dissertation).
  3. Foreign Language Requirement. This requirement can be met in any of the following three ways, though the chosen option must be approved by the chair of the student’s examination committee:
    1. Demonstrated reading knowledge of two foreign languages.
    2. Demonstrated reading knowledge of one foreign language and advanced reading knowledge of the same language, assessed through the writing of a substantial historiographical essay in English based on scholarly literature in that foreign language.
    3. With the approval of the student’s committee and the Graduate Coordinator, a student may demonstrate reading knowledge of one foreign language and the successful completion of SOC 604 - Statistical Methods in the Social Sciences.
  4. The completion of the second seminar paper will constitute the master’s culminating experience; it will be evaluated by a committee consisting of the instructor of record, the student’s primary advisor and the graduate coordinator.
  5. Please note that the MA degree will not be conferred automatically. Students must take the initiative to seek committee approval and apply for conferral through the Graduate College.
  6. Doctoral students may also apply to transfer into the MA program at any point, but this will require a new application.
  7. Students may take up to six credits of Comprehensive Exam Preparation, but these credits will not count towards the total credits required for the degree.
  8. Written and Oral Qualifying Examinations. Students write a total of eight out of sixteen essay questions. Students prepare extensive reading lists of books and articles for each field of study in conjunction with the members of their advisory committee. The lists are based on scholarly works read in coursework, but substantial additional reading is required. Coursework alone does not constitute preparation for comprehensive exams. For purposes of examination, and through close consultation with the student’s committee chair and members of the committee, coursework and supplemental reading will be divided into four examination areas, each of which is comprised of four questions from which the students write on two.
    1. Major Field (General European History): Students, in consultation with their advisors, will define the parameters of the major field. Specific chronological parameters will vary but students are required to answer questions on the full sweep of European history in the oral examination. A student writes on two of four questions.
    2. Major Field (Topical): Requires students to master the literature in European Culture and Society. A student writes on two of four questions.
    3. Theory and Methods: A student chooses one of the following fields: Applied Theory, Public History, or Comparative History. A student writes on one of two questions.
    4. Minor Field: A student chooses one of the following fields: United States History, World History, or Public History. A student may only be examined in Public History in one field. A student writes on one of two questions.
  9. Students must pass the written portion of the qualifying exam before they are allowed to take the oral qualifying exam.
  10. Students may take up to three credits of Dissertation Prospectus course, but these credits will not count towards the total credits required for the degree.
  11. The prospectus colloquium must be held within three months of the successful completion of the comprehensive examinations. Students must formally present a prospectus for their proposed dissertation research to their advisory committee before taking dissertation credits. The prospectus must be accepted for the student to have ABD status in the History Department.
  12. A dissertation of substantial length and quality containing original research and interpretation on a topic in the field of European Culture and Society.

Graduation Requirements 

  1. The student must submit all required forms to the Graduate College and then apply for graduation up to two semesters prior to completing his/her degree requirements for both the Master’s (if applicable) and Doctoral portions of the program.
  2. The student must submit and successfully defend his/her dissertation by the posted deadline. The defense must be advertised and is open to the public.
  3. The student must submit his/her approved, properly formatted hard-copy dissertation to the Graduate College, and submit the approved electronic version to ProQuest by the posted deadline.

Subplan 4 Requirements: Post-Master’s - North American West Track


Total Credits Required: 47

Course Requirements 

Required Courses – Credits: 7

HIST 726 - Colloquium in American Western History 

HIST 727 - Research Seminar in American Western History 

Historiography Courses – Credits: 6

Complete two of the following courses:

HIST 740A - Historiography (United States - Domestic) 

HIST 740E - Historiography (United States - Diplomatic) 

HIST 740F - Historiography (American West) 

HIST 740G - Historiography (United States - Cultural/Intellectual) 

Additional Colloquium Courses – Credits: 3

Complete one of the following courses:

HIST 724 - Colloquium in American Cultural/Intellectural History 

HIST 730 - Colloquium in American History 

Seminar Course – Credits: 4

Complete one of the following courses:

HIST 725 - Seminar in American Cultural/Intellectual History 

HIST 731 - Research Seminar in American History 

Minor Field Courses – Credits: 12

In consultation with your advisor select a minor field of study and complete 3 credits of colloquium and 9 credits of electives to total 12 credits.

 

Asian History

Minor Colloquium Course

HIST 734 - Colloquium in Modern Asian History 

Minor Elective Courses

Complete 9 credits from the following list of courses:

HIST 649A - History of Japan to 1800 

HIST 649B - History of Japan since 1800 

HIST 649C - Topics in Japanese History 

HIST 655A - History of China to 1800 

HIST 655B - History of China since 1800 

HIST 655C - Topics in Modern China 

HIST 689 - Comparative History 

HIST 698 - Advanced Historical Studies 

HIST 735 - Research Seminar in Modern Asian History 

HIST 740C - Historiography (Modern Asia) 

HIST 761 - Doctoral Independent Study 

 

European History

Minor Colloquium Course

Complete one of the following courses:

HIST 728 - Colloquium in European Cultural/Intellectual History 

HIST 732 - Colloquium in European History 

Minor Elective Courses

Complete 9 credits from the following list of courses:

HIST 619A - Britain to 1750 

HIST 619B - Britain from 1750 

HIST 620 - Topics in Central Europe: 1914 - Present 

HIST 621 - History of Russia to 1825 

HIST 622 - History of Russia Since 1825 

HIST 623A - History of Germany to 1848 

HIST 623B - History of Germany Since 1848 

HIST 634A - European Urban History 

HIST 635A - Early Modern Intellectual History 

HIST 635B - Modern Intellectual History 

HIST 635C - Topics in European Cultural and Intellectual History 

HIST 645 - Cultural History of Modern Russia 

HIST 646 - History of the Russian Film 

HIST 647 - Revolutionary Russia 1905-1921 

HIST 656 - Topics in Ancient History 

HIST 657 - Ancient Greek Civilization 

HIST 658 - Roman Civilization 

HIST 659 - Medieval Civilization 

HIST 659A - Topics in Medieval History 

HIST 660A - The Renaissance 

HIST 660B - The Reformation 

HIST 661 - Europe in the 18th Century 

HIST 661B - Early Modern Europe: 1550-1789 

HIST 662 - The French Revolution and Napoleon 

HIST 663 - Europe: 1815-1914 

HIST 664 - Europe: 1914 to the Present 

HIST 666 - European Diplomatic History, 1815-Present 

HIST 668 - History of Science 

HIST 679 - History of the British Empire 

HIST 679A - West Africa and the Making of the Atlantic World 

HIST 682 - Music History I 

HIST 683 - Music History II 

HIST 689 - Comparative History 

HIST 691A - Women in the Ancient World 

HIST 691B - Women in Medieval Culture and Society 

HIST 692 - Woman’s Role in European History: 1750-1970 

HIST 692A - Women In Early Modern Europe 

HIST 692B - Women In Modern European History 

HIST 695 - Special Topics in Gender and History 

HIST 696 - Philosophy of History 

HIST 728 - Colloquium in European Cultural/Intellectual History 

HIST 729 - Research Seminar in European Cultural/Intellectual History 

HIST 732 - Colloquium in European History 

HIST 733 - Research Seminar in European History 

HIST 760 - Advanced Studies in History 

HIST 740H - Historiography (European Cultural/Intellectual) 

HIST 761 - Doctoral Independent Study 

 

Latin American History

Minor Colloquium Course

HIST 736 - Colloquium in Modern Latin American History 

Minor Elective Courses

Complete 9 credits from the following list of courses:

HIST 670 - History of Mexico 

HIST 671 - Revolution and Reaction in Contemporary Latin America 

HIST 672 - History of Brazil 

HIST 673 - History of the Andean Region 

HIST 674 - Latin American Ethnic Studies 

HIST 675 - Modern Latin American Film 

HIST 676 - The Mexican Revolution 

HIST 679A - West Africa and the Making of the Atlantic World 

HIST 689 - Comparative History 

HIST 695 - Special Topics in Gender and History 

HIST 737 - Research Seminar in Modern Latin American History 

HIST 740D - Historiography (Modern Latin America) 

HIST 761 - Doctoral Independent Study 


Public History

Minor Colloquium Course

HIST 749 - Colloquium in Public History 

Required Elective Course

HIST 750 - Methods for the Study of Public History 

HIST 795 - Internship in Public History 

Minor Elective Course

Complete one of the following courses:

HIST 751 - Museums and American Culture 

HIST 752 - Modern Archives: Theory and Methodology 

HIST 754 - Topics in Public History 

HIST 761 - Doctoral Independent Study 

 

World History

Minor Colloquium Course

HIST 738 - Colloquium in African and Middle Eastern History 

Minor Elective Courses

Complete 9 credits from the following list of courses:

HIST 619A - Britain to 1750 

HIST 619B - Britain from 1750 

HIST 620 - Topics in Central Europe: 1914 - Present 

HIST 621 - History of Russia to 1825 

HIST 622 - History of Russia Since 1825 

HIST 623A - History of Germany to 1848 

HIST 623B - History of Germany Since 1848 

HIST 634A - European Urban History 

HIST 635A - Early Modern Intellectual History 

HIST 635B - Modern Intellectual History 

HIST 635C - Topics in European Cultural and Intellectual History 

HIST 645 - Cultural History of Modern Russia 

HIST 646 - History of the Russian Film 

HIST 647 - Revolutionary Russia 1905-1921 

HIST 649A - History of Japan to 1800 

HIST 649B - History of Japan since 1800 

HIST 649C - Topics in Japanese History 

HIST 655A - History of China to 1800 

HIST 655B - History of China since 1800 

HIST 655C - Topics in Modern China 

HIST 656 - Topics in Ancient History 

HIST 657 - Ancient Greek Civilization 

HIST 658 - Roman Civilization 

HIST 659 - Medieval Civilization 

HIST 659A - Topics in Medieval History 

HIST 660A - The Renaissance 

HIST 660B - The Reformation 

HIST 661 - Europe in the 18th Century 

HIST 661B - Early Modern Europe: 1550-1789 

HIST 662 - The French Revolution and Napoleon 

HIST 663 - Europe: 1815-1914 

HIST 664 - Europe: 1914 to the Present 

HIST 666 - European Diplomatic History, 1815-Present 

HIST 668 - History of Science 

HIST 670 - History of Mexico 

HIST 671 - Revolution and Reaction in Contemporary Latin America 

HIST 672 - History of Brazil 

HIST 673 - History of the Andean Region 

HIST 674 - Latin American Ethnic Studies 

HIST 675 - Modern Latin American Film 

HIST 676 - The Mexican Revolution 

HIST 678A - Islamic and Middle Eastern History to 1750 

HIST 678B - Islamic and Middle Eastern History since 1750 

HIST 679 - History of the British Empire 

HIST 679A - West Africa and the Making of the Atlantic World 

HIST 682 - Music History I 

HIST 683 - Music History II 

HIST 689 - Comparative History 

HIST 691A - Women in the Ancient World 

HIST 691B - Women in Medieval Culture and Society 

HIST 692 - Woman’s Role in European History: 1750-1970 

HIST 692A - Women In Early Modern Europe 

HIST 692B - Women In Modern European History 

HIST 695 - Special Topics in Gender and History 

HIST 696 - Philosophy of History 

HIST 728 - Colloquium in European Cultural/Intellectual History 

HIST 729 - Research Seminar in European Cultural/Intellectual History 

HIST 734 - Colloquium in Modern Asian History 

HIST 735 - Research Seminar in Modern Asian History 

HIST 736 - Colloquium in Modern Latin American History 

HIST 737 - Research Seminar in Modern Latin American History 

HIST 739 - Research Seminar in African and Middle Eastern History 

HIST 740B - Historiography (Europe) 

HIST 740C - Historiography (Modern Asia) 

HIST 740H - Historiography (European Cultural/Intellectual) 

HIST 748 - History and Policy 

HIST 761 - Doctoral Independent Study 

 

Elective Courses – Credits: 3

Complete 3 credits of History elective coursework, or other advisor-approved courses.

Dissertation – Credits: 12

HIST 791 - Dissertation 

Degree Requirements 

  1. Students are expected to take courses with as many members of the faculty who specialize in the history of the North American West as possible. Students are encouraged to take more than the minimum number of courses.
  2. A minimum of 26 credit hours of course work must be at the 700-level (excluding Dissertation).
  3. Foreign Language Requirement. This requirement can be met in any of the following three ways, though the chosen option must be approved by the chair of the student’s examination committee:
    1. Demonstrated reading knowledge of two foreign languages.
    2. Demonstrated reading knowledge of one foreign language and advanced reading knowledge of the same language, assessed through the writing of a substantial historiographical essay in English based on scholarly literature in that foreign language.
    3. With the approval of the student’s committee and the Graduate Coordinator, a student may demonstrate reading knowledge of one foreign language and the successful completion of SOC 604 - Statistical Methods in the Social Sciences.
  4. Students may take up to six credits of Comprehensive Exam Preparation, but these credits will not count towards the total credits required for the degree.
  5. Written and Oral Qualifying Examinations. Students write a total of six out of twelve essay questions. Students prepare extensive reading lists of books and articles for each field of study in conjunction with the members of their advisory committee. The lists are based on scholarly works read in coursework, but substantial additional reading is required. Coursework alone does not constitute preparation for comprehensive exams. For purposes of examination, and through close consultation with the student’s committee chair and members of the committee, coursework and supplemental reading will be divided into four examination areas, each of which is comprised of four questions from which the students write on two.
    1. Major Field (General United States History): the written examination focuses on the first or second half of U.S. History (1600 to 1877, or 1850 to Present), but students are required to answer questions on the full sweep of U.S. History in the oral examination. A student writes on two of four questions.
    2. Major Field (Topical): Requires students to master the literature in North American West. A student writes on two of four questions.
    3. Theory and Methods: A student chooses Applied Theory, Comparative History, or Public History. A student writes on one of two questions.
    4. Minor Field: A student chooses one of the following fields: Asian History, European History, Latin American History, Public History, or World History. A student may only be examined in Public History in one field. A student writes on one of two questions.
  6. Students must pass the written portion of the qualifying exam before they are allowed to take the oral qualifying exam.
  7. Students may take up to three credits of Dissertation Prospectus course, but these credits will not count towards the total credits required for the degree.
  8. The prospectus colloquium must be held within three months of the successful completion of the comprehensive examinations. Students must formally present a prospectus for their proposed dissertation research to their advisory committee before taking dissertation credits. The prospectus must be accepted for the student to have ABD status in the History Department.
  9. A dissertation of substantial length and quality containing original research and interpretation on a topic in the field of Northern American West.


Graduation Requirements 

  1. The student must submit all required forms to the Graduate College and then apply for graduation up to two semesters prior to completing his/her degree requirements.
  2. The student must submit and successfully defend his/her dissertation by the posted deadline. The defense must be advertised and is open to the public.
  3. The student must submit his/her approved, properly formatted hard-copy dissertation to the Graduate College, and submit the approved electronic version to ProQuest by the posted deadline.

Subplan 5 Requirements: Post-Master’s - North American Culture and Society Track


Total Credits Required: 47

Course Requirements 

Required Courses – Credits: 7

HIST 724 - Colloquium in American Cultural/Intellectual History 

HIST 725 - Seminar in American Cultural/Intellectual History 

Historiography Courses – Credits: 6

Complete two of the following courses:

HIST 740A - Historiography (United States - Domestic) 

HIST 740E - Historiography (United States - Diplomatic) 

HIST 740F - Historiography (American West) 

HIST 740G - Historiography (United States - Cultural/Intellectual) 

HIST 740H - Historiography (European Cultural/Intellectual) 

Colloquium Courses – Credits: 3

Complete one of the following courses:

HIST 724 - Colloquium in American Cultural/Intellectual History 

HIST 726 - Colloquium in American Western History 

HIST 730 - Colloquium in American History 

Seminar Course – Credits: 4

Complete one of the following courses:

HIST 727 - Research Seminar in American Western History 

HIST 731 - Research Seminar in American History 

Minor Field Courses – Credits: 12

In consultation with your advisor select a minor field of study and complete 3 credits of colloquium and 9 credits of electives to total 12 credits.

 

Asian History

Minor Colloquium Course

HIST 734 - Colloquium in Modern Asian History 

Minor Elective Courses

Complete 9 credits from the following list of courses:

HIST 649A - History of Japan to 1800 

HIST 649B - History of Japan since 1800 

HIST 649C - Topics in Japanese History 

HIST 655A - History of China to 1800 

HIST 655B - History of China since 1800 

HIST 655C - Topics in Modern China 

HIST 689 - Comparative History 

HIST 698 - Advanced Historical Studies 

HIST 735 - Research Seminar in Modern Asian History 

HIST 740C - Historiography (Modern Asia) 

HIST 761 - Doctoral Independent Study 

 

European History

Minor Colloquium Course

Complete one of the following courses:

HIST 728 - Colloquium in European Cultural/Intellectual History 

HIST 732 - Colloquium in European History 

Minor Elective Courses

Complete 9 credits from the following list of courses:

HIST 619A - Britain to 1750 

HIST 619B - Britain from 1750 

HIST 620 - Topics in Central Europe: 1914 - Present 

HIST 621 - History of Russia to 1825 

HIST 622 - History of Russia Since 1825 

HIST 623A - History of Germany to 1848 

HIST 623B - History of Germany Since 1848 

HIST 634A - European Urban History 

HIST 635A - Early Modern Intellectual History 

HIST 635B - Modern Intellectual History 

HIST 635C - Topics in European Cultural and Intellectual History 

HIST 645 - Cultural History of Modern Russia 

HIST 646 - History of the Russian Film 

HIST 647 - Revolutionary Russia 1905-1921 

HIST 656 - Topics in Ancient History 

HIST 657 - Ancient Greek Civilization 

HIST 658 - Roman Civilization 

HIST 659 - Medieval Civilization 

HIST 659A - Topics in Medieval History 

HIST 660A - The Renaissance 

HIST 660B - The Reformation 

HIST 661 - Europe in the 18th Century  opens a new window">HIST 661 - Europe in the 18th Century  

HIST 661B - Early Modern Europe: 1550-1789  opens a new window">HIST 661B - Early Modern Europe: 1550-1789  

HIST 662 - The French Revolution and Napoleon  opens a new window">HIST 662 - The French Revolution and Napoleon  

HIST 663 - Europe: 1815-1914  opens a new window">HIST 663 - Europe: 1815-1914  

HIST 664 - Europe: 1914 to the Present  opens a new window">HIST 664 - Europe: 1914 to the Present  

HIST 666 - European Diplomatic History, 1815-Present  opens a new window">HIST 666 - European Diplomatic History, 1815-Present  

HIST 668 - History of Science  opens a new window">HIST 668 - History of Science  

HIST 679 - History of the British Empire  opens a new window">HIST 679 - History of the British Empire  

HIST 679A - West Africa and the Making of the Atlantic World  opens a new window">HIST 679A - West Africa and the Making of the Atlantic World  

HIST 682 - Music History I  opens a new window">HIST 682 - Music History I  

HIST 683 - Music History II  opens a new window">HIST 683 - Music History II  

HIST 689 - Comparative History  opens a new window">HIST 689 - Comparative History  

HIST 691A - Women in the Ancient World  opens a new window">HIST 691A - Women in the Ancient World  

HIST 691B - Women in Medieval Culture and Society  opens a new window">HIST 691B - Women in Medieval Culture and Society  

HIST 692 - Woman’s Role in European History: 1750-1970  opens a new window">HIST 692 - Woman’s Role in European History: 1750-1970  

HIST 692A - Women In Early Modern Europe  opens a new window">HIST 692A - Women In Early Modern Europe  

HIST 692B - Women In Modern European History  opens a new window">HIST 692B - Women In Modern European History  

HIST 695 - Special Topics in Gender and History  opens a new window">HIST 695 - Special Topics in Gender and History  

HIST 696 - Philosophy of History  opens a new window">HIST 696 - Philosophy of History  

HIST 728 - Colloquium in European Cultural/Intellectual History  opens a new window">HIST 728 - Colloquium in European Cultural/Intellectual History  

HIST 729 - Research Seminar in European Cultural/Intellectual History  

HIST 732 - Colloquium in European History  opens a new window">HIST 732 - Colloquium in European History  

HIST 733 - Research Seminar in European History  opens a new window">HIST 733 - Research Seminar in European History  

HIST 760 - Advanced Studies in History 

HIST 740H - Historiography (European Cultural/Intellectual) 

HIST 761 - Doctoral Independent Study  opens a new window">HIST 761 - Doctoral Independent Study  

 

Latin American History

Minor Colloquium Course

HIST 736 - Colloquium in Modern Latin American History  opens a new window">HIST 736 - Colloquium in Modern Latin American History  

Minor Elective Courses

Complete 9 credits from the following list of courses:

HIST 670 - History of Mexico  opens a new window">HIST 670 - History of Mexico  

HIST 671 - Revolution and Reaction in Contemporary Latin America  opens a new window">HIST 671 - Revolution and Reaction in Contemporary Latin America  

HIST 672 - History of Brazil  opens a new window">HIST 672 - History of Brazil  

HIST 673 - History of the Andean Region  opens a new window">HIST 673 - History of the Andean Region  

HIST 674 - Latin American Ethnic Studies  opens a new window">HIST 674 - Latin American Ethnic Studies  

HIST 675 - Modern Latin American Film  opens a new window">HIST 675 - Modern Latin American Film  

HIST 676 - The Mexican Revolution  opens a new window">HIST 676 - The Mexican Revolution  

HIST 679A - West Africa and the Making of the Atlantic World  opens a new window">HIST 679A - West Africa and the Making of the Atlantic World  

HIST 689 - Comparative History  opens a new window">HIST 689 - Comparative History  

HIST 695 - Special Topics in Gender and History  opens a new window">HIST 695 - Special Topics in Gender and History  

HIST 737 - Research Seminar in Modern Latin American History  

HIST 740D - Historiography (Modern Latin America) 

HIST 761 - Doctoral Independent Study  opens a new window">HIST 761 - Doctoral Independent Study  

 

Public History

Minor Colloquium Course

HIST 749 - Colloquium in Public History  opens a new window">HIST 749 - Colloquium in Public History  

Required Elective Course

HIST 750 - Methods for the Study of Public History  opens a new window">HIST 750 - Methods for the Study of Public History  

HIST 795 - Internship in Public History  opens a new window">HIST 795 - Internship in Public History  

Minor Elective Course

Complete one of the following courses:

HIST 751 - Museums and American Culture  opens a new window">HIST 751 - Museums and American Culture  

HIST 752 - Modern Archives: Theory and Methodology  opens a new window">HIST 752 - Modern Archives: Theory and Methodology  

HIST 754 - Topics in Public History  opens a new window">HIST 754 - Topics in Public History  

HIST 761 - Doctoral Independent Study  opens a new window">HIST 761 - Doctoral Independent Study  

 

World History

Minor Colloquium Course

HIST 738 - Colloquium in African and Middle Eastern History  

Minor Elective Courses

Complete 9 credits from the following list of courses:

HIST 619A - Britain to 1750  opens a new window">HIST 619A - Britain to 1750  

HIST 619B - Britain from 1750  opens a new window">HIST 619B - Britain from 1750  

HIST 620 - Topics in Central Europe: 1914 - Present  opens a new window">HIST 620 - Topics in Central Europe: 1914 - Present  

HIST 621 - History of Russia to 1825  opens a new window">HIST 621 - History of Russia to 1825  

HIST 622 - History of Russia Since 1825  opens a new window">HIST 622 - History of Russia Since 1825  

HIST 623A - History of Germany to 1848  opens a new window">HIST 623A - History of Germany to 1848  

HIST 623B - History of Germany Since 1848  opens a new window">HIST 623B - History of Germany Since 1848  

HIST 634A - European Urban History  opens a new window">HIST 634A - European Urban History  

HIST 635A - Early Modern Intellectual History  opens a new window">HIST 635A - Early Modern Intellectual History  

HIST 635B - Modern Intellectual History  opens a new window">HIST 635B - Modern Intellectual History  

HIST 635C - Topics in European Cultural and Intellectual History  opens a new window">HIST 635C - Topics in European Cultural and Intellectual History  

HIST 645 - Cultural History of Modern Russia  opens a new window">HIST 645 - Cultural History of Modern Russia  

HIST 646 - History of the Russian Film  opens a new window">HIST 646 - History of the Russian Film  

HIST 647 - Revolutionary Russia 1905-1921  opens a new window">HIST 647 - Revolutionary Russia 1905-1921  

HIST 649A - History of Japan to 1800  opens a new window">HIST 649A - History of Japan to 1800  

HIST 649B - History of Japan since 1800  opens a new window">HIST 649B - History of Japan since 1800  

HIST 649C - Topics in Japanese History  opens a new window">HIST 649C - Topics in Japanese History  

HIST 655A - History of China to 1800  opens a new window">HIST 655A - History of China to 1800  

HIST 655B - History of China since 1800  opens a new window">HIST 655B - History of China since 1800  

HIST 655C - Topics in Modern China  opens a new window">HIST 655C - Topics in Modern China  

HIST 656 - Topics in Ancient History  opens a new window">HIST 656 - Topics in Ancient History  

HIST 657 - Ancient Greek Civilization  opens a new window">HIST 657 - Ancient Greek Civilization  

HIST 658 - Roman Civilization  opens a new window">HIST 658 - Roman Civilization  

HIST 659 - Medieval Civilization  opens a new window">HIST 659 - Medieval Civilization  

HIST 659A - Topics in Medieval History  opens a new window">HIST 659A - Topics in Medieval History  

HIST 660A - The Renaissance  opens a new window">HIST 660A - The Renaissance  

HIST 660B - The Reformation  opens a new window">HIST 660B - The Reformation  

HIST 661 - Europe in the 18th Century  

HIST 661B - Early Modern Europe: 1550-1789  

HIST 662 - The French Revolution and Napoleon  

HIST 663 - Europe: 1815-1914  

HIST 664 - Europe: 1914 to the Present  

HIST 666 - European Diplomatic History, 1815-Present  

HIST 668 - History of Science  opens a new window">HIST 668 - History of Science  

HIST 670 - History of Mexico  opens a new window">HIST 670 - History of Mexico  

HIST 671 - Revolution and Reaction in Contemporary Latin America  opens a new window">HIST 671 - Revolution and Reaction in Contemporary Latin America  

HIST 672 - History of Brazil  opens a new window">HIST 672 - History of Brazil  

HIST 673 - History of the Andean Region  opens a new window">HIST 673 - History of the Andean Region  

HIST 674 - Latin American Ethnic Studies  opens a new window">HIST 674 - Latin American Ethnic Studies  

HIST 675 - Modern Latin American Film  opens a new window">HIST 675 - Modern Latin American Film  

HIST 676 - The Mexican Revolution  opens a new window">HIST 676 - The Mexican Revolution  

HIST 678A - Islamic and Middle Eastern History to 1750  opens a new window">HIST 678A - Islamic and Middle Eastern History to 1750  

HIST 678B - Islamic and Middle Eastern History since 1750  opens a new window">HIST 678B - Islamic and Middle Eastern History since 1750  

HIST 679 - History of the British Empire  

HIST 679A - West Africa and the Making of the Atlantic World  

HIST 682 - Music History I  opens a new window">HIST 682 - Music History I  

HIST 683 - Music History II  opens a new window">HIST 683 - Music History II  

HIST 689 - Comparative History  opens a new window">HIST 689 - Comparative History  

HIST 691A - Women in the Ancient World  

HIST 691B - Women in Medieval Culture and Society  

HIST 692 - Woman’s Role in European History: 1750-1970  

HIST 692A - Women In Early Modern Europe  

HIST 692B - Women In Modern European History  

HIST 695 - Special Topics in Gender and History  opens a new window">HIST 695 - Special Topics in Gender and History  

HIST 696 - Philosophy of History  

HIST 728 - Colloquium in European Cultural/Intellectual History  opens a new window">HIST 728 - Colloquium in European Cultural/Intellectual History  

HIST 729 - Research Seminar in European Cultural/Intellectual History  opens a new window">HIST 729 - Research Seminar in European Cultural/Intellectual History  

HIST 734 - Colloquium in Modern Asian History  

HIST 735 - Research Seminar in Modern Asian History  

HIST 736 - Colloquium in Modern Latin American History  opens a new window">HIST 736 - Colloquium in Modern Latin American History  

HIST 737 - Research Seminar in Modern Latin American History  opens a new window">HIST 737 - Research Seminar in Modern Latin American History  

HIST 739 - Research Seminar in African and Middle Eastern History  

HIST 740B - Historiography (Europe) 

HIST 740C - Historiography (Modern Asia)) 

HIST 740H - Historiography (European Culture/Intellectual) 

HIST 748 - History and Policy  

HIST 761 - Doctoral Independent Study  opens a new window">HIST 761 - Doctoral Independent Study  

 

Elective Courses – Credits: 3

Complete 3 credits of History elective coursework, or other advisor-approved courses.

Dissertation – Credits: 12

HIST 791 - Dissertation  opens a new window">HIST 791 - Dissertation  

Degree Requirements 

  1. Students are expected to take courses with as many members of the faculty who specialize in the history of North American Culture and Society as possible. Students are encouraged to take more than the minimum number of courses.
  2. A minimum of 26 credit hours of course work must be at the 700-level (excluding Dissertation).
  3. Foreign Language Requirement. This requirement can be met in any of the following three ways, though the chosen option must be approved by the chair of the student’s examination committee:
    1. Demonstrated reading knowledge of two foreign languages.
    2. Demonstrated reading knowledge of one foreign language and advanced reading knowledge of the same language, assessed through the writing of a substantial historiographical essay in English based on scholarly literature in that foreign language.
    3. With the approval of the student’s committee and the Graduate Coordinator, a student may demonstrate reading knowledge of one foreign language and the successful completion of SOC 604 - Statistical Methods in the Social Sciences.
  4. Students may take up to six credits of Comprehensive Exam Preparation, but these credits will not count towards the total credits required for the degree.
  5. Written and Oral Qualifying Examinations. Students write a total of six out of twelve essay questions. Students prepare extensive reading lists of books and articles for each field of study in conjunction with the members of their advisory committee. The lists are based on scholarly works read in coursework, but substantial additional reading is required. Coursework alone does not constitute preparation for comprehensive exams. For purposes of examination, and through close consultation with the student’s committee chair and members of the committee, coursework and supplemental reading will be divided into four examination areas, each of which is comprised of four questions from which the students write on two.
    1. Major Field (General United States History): the written examination focuses on the first or second half of U.S. History (1600 to 1877, or 1850 to Present), but students are required to answer questions on the full sweep of U.S. History in the oral examination. A student writes on two of four questions.
    2. Major Field (Topical): Requires students to master the literature in North American Culture and Society. A student writes on two of four questions.
    3. Theory and Methods: A student chooses Applied Theory, Comparative History, or Public History. A student writes on one of two questions.
    4. Minor Field: A student chooses one of the following fields: Asian History, European History, Latin American History, Public History, or World History. A student may only be examined in Public History in one field. A student writes on one of two questions.
  6. Students must pass the written portion of the qualifying exam before they are allowed to take the oral qualifying exam.
  7. Students may take up to three credits of Dissertation Prospectus course, but these credits will not count towards the total credits required for the degree.
  8. The prospectus colloquium must be held within three months of the successful completion of the comprehensive examinations. Students must formally present a prospectus for their proposed dissertation research to their advisory committee before taking dissertation credits. The prospectus must be accepted for the student to have ABD status in the History Department.
  9. A dissertation of substantial length and quality containing original research and interpretation on a topic in the field of North American Culture and Society.

Graduation Requirements 

  1. The student must submit all required forms to the Graduate College and then apply for graduation up to two semesters prior to completing his/her degree requirements.
  2. The student must submit and successfully defend his/her dissertation by the posted deadline. The defense must be advertised and is open to the public.
  3. The student must submit his/her approved, properly formatted hard-copy dissertation to the Graduate College, and submit the approved electronic version to ProQuest by the posted deadline.

Subplan 6 Requirements: Post-Master’s - European Culture and Society Track


Total Credits Required: 47

Course Requirements 

Required Courses – Credits: 7

HIST 728 - Colloquium in European Cultural/Intellectual History 

HIST 729 - Research Seminar in European Cultural/Intellectual History 

Historiography Courses – Credits: 6

Complete two of the following courses:

HIST 740B - Historiography (Europe) 

HIST 740C - Historiography (Modern Asia) 

HIST 740D - Historiography (Modern Latin America) 

HIST 740G - Historiography (United States - Cultural/Intellectual) 

HIST 740H - Historiography (European Cultural/Intellectual) 

Colloquium Courses – Credits: 3

Complete one of the following courses (excluding any courses taken as Non-European Colloquium):

HIST 732 - Colloquium in European History 

HIST 734 - Colloquium in Modern Asian History 

HIST 736 - Colloquium in Modern Latin American History 

HIST 738 - Colloquium in African and Middle Eastern History 

Seminar Courses – Credits: 4

Complete one of the following courses:

HIST 729 - Research Seminar in European Cultural/Intellectual History 

HIST 733 - Research Seminar in European History 

HIST 735 - Research Seminar in Modern Asian History 

HIST 737 - Research Seminar in Modern Latin American History 

HIST 739 - Research Seminar in African and Middle Eastern History 

Minor Field Courses – Credits: 12

In consultation with your advisor select a minor field of study and complete 3 credits of colloquium and 9 credits of electives to total 12 credits.

 

Asian History

Minor Colloquium Course

HIST 734 - Colloquium in Modern Asian History 

Minor Elective Courses

Complete 9 credits from the following list of courses:

HIST 649A - History of Japan to 1800 

HIST 649B - History of Japan since 1800 

HIST 649C - Topics in Japanese History 

HIST 655A - History of China to 1800 

HIST 655B - History of China since 1800 

HIST 655C - Topics in Modern China 

HIST 689 - Comparative History 

HIST 698 - Advanced Historical Studies 

HIST 735 - Research Seminar in Modern Asian History 

HIST 740C - Historiography 

HIST 761 - Doctoral Independent Study 

 

Latin American History

Minor Colloquium Course

HIST 736 - Colloquium in Modern Latin American History 

Minor Elective Courses

Complete 9 credits from the following list of courses:

HIST 670 - History of Mexico 

HIST 671 - Revolution and Reaction in Contemporary Latin America 

HIST 672 - History of Brazil 

HIST 673 - History of the Andean Region 

HIST 674 - Latin American Ethnic Studies 

HIST 675 - Modern Latin American Film 

HIST 676 - The Mexican Revolution 

HIST 679A - West Africa and the Making of the Atlantic World 

HIST 689 - Comparative History 

HIST 695 - Special Topics in Gender and History 

HIST 737 - Research Seminar in Modern Latin American History 

HIST 740D - Historiography (Modern Latin America) 

HIST 761 - Doctoral Independent Study 

 

Public History

Minor Colloquium Course

HIST 749 - Colloquium in Public History 

Required Elective Course

HIST 750 - Methods for the Study of Public History 

HIST 795 - Internship in Public History 

Minor Elective Course

Complete one of the following courses:

HIST 751 - Museums and American Culture 

HIST 752 - Modern Archives: Theory and Methodology 

HIST 754 - Topics in Public History 

HIST 761 - Doctoral Independent Study 

 

U.S. History

Minor Colloquium Course

Complete one of the following courses:

HIST 724 - Colloquium in American Cultural/Intellectural History 

HIST 726 - Colloquium in American Western History 

HIST 730 - Colloquium in American History 

Minor Elective Courses

Complete 9 credits from the following list of courses:

HIST 601A - American Constitutional and Legal History I 

HIST 601B - American Constitutional and Legal History II 

HIST 604A - American Social History to 1860 

HIST 604B - American Social History, 1860-Present 

HIST 605 - History of the New South 

HIST 606A - The American West to 1849 

HIST 606B - The American West Since 1849 

HIST 607A - United States Foreign Relations I 

HIST 607B - United States Foreign Relations II 

HIST 610A - American Cultural and Intellectual History I 

HIST 610B - American Cultural and Intellectual History II 

HIST 611 - United States: Colonial Period 

HIST 612 - United States: Revolution and the New Republic 

HIST 614A - United States: National Period, 1815-1860 

HIST 614B - United States: Civil War and Reconstruction,1860-1877 

HIST 615A - United States: Gilded Age, 1877-1900 

HIST 615B - United States: The Progressive Era, 1900-1920 

HIST 616A - Recent America: Era of Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1920-1945 

HIST 616B - Contemporary America: The U.S. Since 1945 

HIST 617A - Nevada and the Far West 

HIST 624 - Role of Religion in American Culture 

HIST 625 - History of Southern Nevada 

HIST 626 - The American West Through Film 

HIST 628 - History of Business in United States History 

HIST 629 - History of American Labor, 1607-Present 

HIST 632A - History of American Women to 1870 

HIST 632B - History of American Women, 1870 to Present 

HIST 633 - African-American History 

HIST 633B - Arican-American History to 1877 

HIST 633C - African-American History since 1877 

HIST 634 - Role of Cities in American History 

HIST 636 - Nazi Holocaust from the American Perspective 

HIST 637 - Family History 

HIST 638A - American Indian History to 1851 

HIST 638B - Ethnohistory of Native Americans Since 1851 

HIST 638C - Topics in American Indian History 

HIST 640 - Regions in American Indian History 

HIST 641 - American Environmental History 

HIST 643 - Comparative Environmental History 

HIST 643A - Historic Preservation 

HIST 644 - Latinos in the American West 

HIST 648 - Asian American History 

HIST 652A - Popular Culture in Nineteenth-Century America 

HIST 652B - Popular Culture in Twentieth-Century America 

HIST 653 - Women in Politics 

HIST 668 - History of Science 

HIST 682 - Music History I 

HIST 683 - Music History II 

HIST 683A - Urban Destruction and Reconstruction 

HIST 685 - Oral History 

HIST 686 - Military History of the United States 

HIST 687 - Topics in American Studies 

HIST 689 - Comparative History 

HIST 695 - Special Topics in Gender and History 

HIST 724 - Colloquium in American Cultural/Intellectural History 

HIST 725 - Seminar in American Cultural/Intellectual History 

HIST 726 - Colloquium in American Western History 

HIST 730 - Colloquium in American History 

HIST 731 - Research Seminar in American History 

HIST 740A - Historiography (United States - Domestic) 

HIST 740E - Historiography (United States - Diplomatic) 

HIST 740F - Historiography (American West) 

HIST 748 - History and Policy 

HIST 761 - Doctoral Independent Study 

 

World History

Minor Colloquium Course

HIST 738 - Colloquium in African and Middle Eastern History 

Minor Elective Courses

Complete 9 credits from the following list of courses:

HIST 619A - Britain to 1750 

HIST 619B - Britain from 1750 

HIST 620 - Topics in Central Europe: 1914 - Present 

HIST 621 - History of Russia to 1825 

HIST 622 - History of Russia Since 1825 

HIST 623A - History of Germany to 1848 

HIST 623B - History of Germany Since 1848 

HIST 634A - European Urban History 

HIST 635A - Early Modern Intellectual History 

HIST 635B - Modern Intellectual History 

HIST 635C - Topics in European Cultural and Intellectual History 

HIST 645 - Cultural History of Modern Russia 

HIST 646 - History of the Russian Film 

HIST 647 - Revolutionary Russia 1905-1921 

HIST 649A - History of Japan to 1800 

HIST 649B - History of Japan since 1800 

HIST 649C - Topics in Japanese History 

HIST 655A - History of China to 1800 

HIST 655B - History of China since 1800 

HIST 655C - Topics in Modern China 

HIST 656 - Topics in Ancient History 

HIST 657 - Ancient Greek Civilization 

HIST 658 - Roman Civilization 

HIST 659 - Medieval Civilization 

HIST 659A - Topics in Medieval History 

HIST 660A - The Renaissance 

HIST 660B - The Reformation 

HIST 661 - Europe in the 18th Century 

HIST 661B - Early Modern Europe: 1550-1789 

HIST 662 - The French Revolution and Napoleon 

HIST 663 - Europe: 1815-1914 

HIST 664 - Europe: 1914 to the Present 

HIST 666 - European Diplomatic History, 1815-Present 

HIST 668 - History of Science 

HIST 670 - History of Mexico 

HIST 671 - Revolution and Reaction in Contemporary Latin America 

HIST 672 - History of Brazil 

HIST 673 - History of the Andean Region 

HIST 674 - Latin American Ethnic Studies 

HIST 675 - Modern Latin American Film 

HIST 676 - The Mexican Revolution 

HIST 678A - Islamic and Middle Eastern History to 1750 

HIST 678B - Islamic and Middle Eastern History since 1750 

HIST 679 - History of the British Empire 

HIST 679A - West Africa and the Making of the Atlantic World 

HIST 682 - Music History I 

HIST 683 - Music History II 

HIST 689 - Comparative History 

HIST 691A - Women in the Ancient World 

HIST 691B - Women in Medieval Culture and Society 

HIST 692 - Woman’s Role in European History: 1750-1970 

HIST 692A - Women In Early Modern Europe 

HIST 692B - Women In Modern European History 

HIST 695 - Special Topics in Gender and History 

HIST 696 - Philosophy of History 

HIST 728 - Colloquium in European Cultural/Intellectual History 

HIST 729 - Research Seminar in European Cultural/Intellectual History 

HIST 734 - Colloquium in Modern Asian History 

HIST 735 - Research Seminar in Modern Asian History 

HIST 736 - Colloquium in Modern Latin American History 

HIST 737 - Research Seminar in Modern Latin American History 

HIST 739 - Research Seminar in African and Middle Eastern History 

HIST 740B - Historiography (Europe) 

HIST 740C - Historiography (Modern Asia) 

HIST 740H - Historiography (European Culture/Intellectual) 

HIST 748 - History and Policy 

HIST 761 - Doctoral Independent Study 

 

Elective Courses – Credits: 3

Complete 3 credits of History elective coursework, or other advisor-approved courses.

Dissertation – Credits: 12

HIST 791 - Dissertation 

Degree Requirements 

  1. Students are expected to take courses with as many members of the faculty who specialize in the history of European Culture and Society as possible. Students are encouraged to take more than the minimum number of courses.
  2. A minimum of 26 credit hours of course work must be at the 700-level (excluding Dissertation).
  3. Foreign Language Requirement. This requirement can be met in any of the following three ways, though the chosen option must be approved by the chair of the student’s examination committee:
    1. Demonstrated reading knowledge of two foreign languages.
    2. Demonstrated reading knowledge of one foreign language and advanced reading knowledge of the same language, assessed through the writing of a substantial historiographical essay in English based on scholarly literature in that foreign language.
    3. With the approval of the student’s committee and the Graduate Coordinator, a student may demonstrate reading knowledge of one foreign language and the successful completion of SOC 604 - Statistical Methods in the Social Sciences.
  4. Students may take up to six credits of Comprehensive Exam Preparation, but these credits will not count towards the total credits required for the degree.
  5. Written and Oral Qualifying Examinations. Students write a total of six out of twelve essay questions. Students prepare extensive reading lists of books and articles for each field of study in conjunction with the members of their advisory committee. The lists are based on scholarly works read in coursework, but substantial additional reading is required. Coursework alone does not constitute preparation for comprehensive exams. For purposes of examination, and through close consultation with the student’s committee chair and members of the committee, coursework and supplemental reading will be divided into four examination areas, each of which is comprised of four questions from which the students write on two.
    1. Major Field (General European History): Students, in consultation with their advisors, will define the parameters of the major field. Specific chronological parameters will vary but students are required to answer questions on the full sweep of European history in the oral examination. A student writes on two of four questions.
    2. Major Field (Topical): Requires students to master the literature in European Culture and Society. A student writes on two of four questions.
    3. Theory and Methods: A student chooses one of the following fields: Applied Theory, Public History, or Comparative History. A student writes on one of two questions.
    4. Minor Field: A student chooses one of the following fields: Asian History, Latin American History, Public History, United States History, or World History. A student may only be examined in Public History in one field. A student writes on one of two questions.
  6. Students must pass the written portion of the qualifying exam before they are allowed to take the oral qualifying exam.
  7. Students may take up to three credits of Dissertation Prospectus course, but these credits will not count towards the total credits required for the degree.
  8. The prospectus colloquium must be held within three months of the successful completion of the comprehensive examinations. Students must formally present a prospectus for their proposed dissertation research to their advisory committee before taking dissertation credits. The prospectus must be accepted for the student to have ABD status in the History Department.
  9. A dissertation of substantial length and quality containing original research and interpretation on a topic in the field of European Culture and Society.

Graduation Requirements 

  1. The student must submit all required forms to the Graduate College and then apply for graduation up to two semesters prior to completing his/her degree requirements.
  2. The student must submit and successfully defend his/her dissertation by the posted deadline. The defense must be advertised and is open to the public.
  3. The student must submit his/her approved, properly formatted hard-copy dissertation to the Graduate College, and submit the approved electronic version to ProQuest by the posted deadline.

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