Graduate Coursework

Fields of Study and Focus Areas

There are over 120 courses listed in the catalog of courses for graduate students in the following fields of study: United States before 1877, United States after 1877, African-American History, Egyptology, Ancient World, Medieval Europe, Renaissance Europe, Early Modern Europe, Modern Europe, Latin America, Africa, China, Japan, South Asia, Russia, the Near East, Women and Gender, and Global History.

Capitalizing on the strengths of its faculty members and its geographical location, the department concentrates on five focus areas for graduate students: African-American and Southern History; Egyptology; European History; Global History; and Women, Gender, and Family History.


The Graduate Catalog has complete descriptions of all graduate courses in history. Not all of these courses will be offered in any single semester.

The Registrar's Office prepares a list of courses for an upcoming semester before registration for that semester begins. The list is updated constantly as offerings are changed in any way, including addition or deletion of courses and sections or changes in dates, times, and instructors. This is the same information that you will see during the registration process.

The listings in the graduate catalog are brief and often not especially informative, so the department prepares prior to registration a "mini-catalog" (MS Word) of the courses it will be offering in the upcoming semester. The "mini-catalog" contains detailed descriptions of these courses, prepared by those who will be teaching them. You can find the mini-catalog on our Graduate homepage.

Code of Student Conduct

Graduate students are governed by the Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities (PDF). Particular attention is directed to the subject of academic misconduct, regarding dishonesty in course work through plagiarism, cheating, or fabrication, of which no graduate student in history should ever be guilty. There is a Academic Regulations in the Graduate Catalog on academic misconduct, and the Department of History has issued a policy about academic misconduct.