HIST 696 Seminar in: _____
A seminar designed to introduce students to the theory and practice of historical inquiry. A research paper will be required. May not be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Completion of 75 credit hours of undergraduate study and completion of HIST 301, and recommended completion of one 500 level history course, or consent of the instructor.
Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of General Studies in History
We study the past to gain insight for living in our present. At the collegiate level, studying history comprises much more than memorizing names or dates. Historians examine change over time and are most interested in questions that ask 'why' or 'how.' These questions demand complex answers about who we are and how we have come to be where we are.
Department of History
Studying history at the University of Kansas will expand your mind. Our course offerings introduce students to medieval witches and Samurai warriors, conspiracy cranks and Native American prophets, Chairman Mao and the Black Panthers. Students can take courses on the history of sexuality, or, if that isn’t exciting enough, courses on natural disasters, wars, and plagues. With 29 tenured and tenure-track faculty, the Department of History covers the globe. But studying history is more than just an entertaining adventure. Training in historical research, analysis, and writing develops skills that are essential in our information economy, and this preparation is especially useful to students planning to pursue graduate training and careers in law, public policy, journalism, education, and a universe of other possibilities, as our recent undergraduate and graduate alumni throughout the world can attest. The Department of History at KU offers an outstanding undergraduate program with approximately 250 History majors and minors. These students are taught by faculty who consistently win awards for their teaching as well as their research. Beyond the introductory level, class sizes are small, including two required seminars that are capped at fifteen students each, and the optional Senior Honors Thesis, which features direct one-on-one advising with a faculty mentor. Our graduate program has consistently ranked in the top 25 among public research universities. With an average of 35 graduate students enrolled, we are primarily a doctoral program, granting Ph.D. degrees in geographical areas such as the United States, Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America, as well as in thematic fields such as military, environmental, and gender and sexuality. Recent Ph.D. recipients have gone on to tenure-track positions at research universities, liberal arts colleges, junior colleges, and a variety of careers in other sectors. Finally, faculty in the Department of History are nationally and even internationally known for their research. The books and articles they have published just in the last two years are too numerous to list here, but you can scroll through the faculty page to gain a sense of their significance shaping our knowledge about the world. Their productivity plays an important role in helping KU maintain its position in the prestigious American Association of Universities. Take some time to search through our website . You’ll find information about our programs, our courses, and our prolific faculty, and you can hear the voices of undergraduates and graduate students who have passed through the Department. Please feel free to contact any of the administrative staff, faculty, and faculty officers with your questions.
Minor in History
We study the past to gain insight for living in our present. At the collegiate level, studying history comprises much more than memorizing names or dates. Historians examine change over time and are most interested in questions that begin by asking 'why' or 'how.' These questions demand complex answers about who we are and how we have come to be where we are.
Accelerated Master of Arts in History
...following: HIST 696 Seminar in: _____ or HIST 690 Honors Course in History and HIST...
Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of General Studies in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
...WGSS 311/AMS 323/HIST 332/HUM 332...and Sexuality Studies WGSS 696 Studies in: _____...
Bachelor of Arts in Slavic, German, and Eurasian Studies
...Capstone Seminar History Option: HIST 301 The Historian's Craft HIST 696 Seminar in: _____...
Master of Arts in East Asian Languages and Cultures
...3 HIST 588 Japan, 1853-1945 3 HIST 605 Medieval Japan 3 HIST 696 Seminar...
Minor in Human Sexuality
...332/HIST 332 Sex in History WGSS/HIST...and Sexuality Studies WGSS 696 Studies in: _____...
Minor in Jewish Studies
...HIST 341 Hitler and Nazi Germany 3 HIST...States) 1-4 AMS 696 Studies in: _____...
Major in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies
...and Capstone Seminar 6 History Track: HIST 301 & HIST 696 The Historian's Craft and...
BA in Slavic, German, and Eurasian Studies with concentration in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies
...610 and GIST 698 HIST Option: HIST 301 and HIST 696 Literature, Linguistics and Culture...