The concentration in World History stresses training in both the methods and literature of history, exposing students to the broad array of historical methodologies that enable historians to analyze and understand the past.
Emphasizing global approaches to historical study, the concentration encourages students to think transnationally and comparatively, and to explore themes that span geographically dispersed areas of the world, such as trade, migration, the global environment, state formation, or colonialism.
Candidates for the M.A. degree with a concentration in World History must demonstrate reading competence in one foreign language. Qualified M.A. candidates may be invited to apply to the department’s doctoral program in World History.
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