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World History Specialization

The MA Specialization in World History offers opportunities to study historical connections between people of different states, regions, and cultures, as well as over vast expanses of time and space. Students in this specialization examine different themes, convergences, divergences, and interactions at multiple levels of historical inquiry.

World Historians are uniquely situated to discuss and explore the roots of world systems and global trends. Monmouth’s World History Specialization allows students to explore historical events across a variety boundaries. Common areas of study include the following:

  • Imperialism and Colonialism
  • Constitutionalism
  • Nationalism
  • Economic Networks, Webs, and Expansion
  • Slavery
  • Religious Exchange and Diffusion
  • Scientific Advancement and Development
  • Migration, Immigration, and Diaspora
  • Tourism
  • Media
  • Pilgrimage
  • Environmental Change
  • Exchanges and Diffusion of Disease

Students will look at how these issues have affected specific geographic areas, as well as relations between nations. In addition, they’ll examine how history has impacted local communities, towns, and villages.

Research Examples for the World History Specialization

  • Nationalism and Imperialism in Shaping the Modern World
  • Slavery and Race in the Atlantic World
  • The British and the Indian Subcontinent
  • Islam and the Middle East
  • African Colonial and Religious History
  • Spain, the Philippines, and China in the Early Modern World
  • Environmental and Big History

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