Graduate Fields of Study - Comparative and World History Minor

The minor in Comparative and World History offers history graduate students in all fields a unique preparation for teaching in the fastest-growing historical field since the turn of the millennium. As far back as1998-99, 39% of all job advertisements in history demanded an ability to teach world history, and this trend has only continued. This minor field requires a total of four courses (12 units), one theoretically-oriented course ("World History", HST 695i) and three thematically-organized courses in comparative history, which may include one or more courses in "Comparative History" (HST 695h), "Comparative Women's History" (HST 695e), or courses approved by the student's committee. Recently offered courses included: "Collective Memory in Japan and Germany since World War II"; "The Mediterranean from 1800"; "Gender Systems and Formation"; "Global Environmental History"; "Science, Technology, and Health in World/Comparative History"; and "Millennial Movements in World History". Opportunities to serve as teaching assistants in the General Education world history courses provide additional experience for teaching. Students can also structure their course selection to provide background for their own comparative research or to add breadth to a dissertation topic. Faculty in Comparative and World History are drawn from all fields in the Department and include Professors Julia Clancy-Smith, Susan Crane, Linda Darling, Richard Eaton, Alison Futrell, Kevin Gosner, Katherine Morrissey, David Ortiz, Laura Tabili, Jeremy Vetter, and Douglas Weiner.

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