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European History Specialization

European History Specialization

The M.A. Specialization in European History focuses on the development of European society, culture, and institutions—from its origins to the present. Students in this specialization take a look at the medieval and modern periods; they examine not only Europe’s historical role, but also its continuing economic, political, and global influence throughout the European Union.

Emphasis in European Courses include:

  • German Nationalism and State Formation
  • Modern German History
  • Russian and Soviet History
  • Central and Eastern European History
  • British National and Imperial History
  • Irish History
  • Classical and Medieval European History
  • Reformation and Renaissance History

Research Examples for the European History Specialization

  • The Holocaust and the Third Reich: Legal and Moral Considerations
  • Ireland and Scotland in Shaping Modern British History
  • The Reformation and the Longue Durée Cultural Impact
  • Communism and Popular Culture
  • Christianity in European History
  • World War One: The Military and Diplomatic History
  • Ideology and Intellectualism