Each student will select three fields of study: a general field, a specialized field, and a comparative field. Our general fields (United States to 1865; United States Since 1865; Latin America) provide primary grounding in major fields. Specialized fields offer the opportunity to specialize while comparative fields push students to consider regions and periods beyond their primary areas of expertise. The specialized and comparative fields listed below are only suggestions. Students will want to work closely with their advisors to tailor their programs appropriately.
Students will normally select a specialized field from one of the department’s four “core” areas: The American West; American Indian History; Environmental History; and either colonial or republican Latin American history. Other specialized fields can be selected with approval of the Graduate Committee.
The comparative field must be outside of the primary area of study (general field) and should reflect a geographical and/or thematic diversity. Americanist graduate students, for example, must choose a field that includes regional history outside of the geographical boundaries of the United States (e.g. a European or Asian country), or that includes transnational, cross-boundary connections (i.e. borderlands, Pacific Rim, immigration studies, indigenous peoples, Atlantic History and Culture, settler societies, imperialism, etc.) Creativity in this field is encouraged. Comparative fields must be approved by the Graduate Committee.
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