From: Terry Burke, University of California, Santa Cruz
GRADUATE STUDY IN WORLD HISTORY
AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA CRUZ
The University of California, Santa Cruz announces its new Ph.D. program in history at the University of California, Santa Cruz. The program includes a teaching field in world history.
Explicitly interdisciplinary and cross-cultural in its approach, the graduate program in history at UCSC offers a rigorous program of study which includes training in the techniques of original historical research as well as in teaching university-level courses in history.
The program has several unique features. One is that all graduate students must seek admission to a research cluster, in addition to applying for admission to the program as a whole.
Research clusters coordinate the research activities of faculty and graduate students around a few core themes. The board currently offers three basic groupings: (1) social and cultural history; (2) the history of gender; and (3) the comparative history of race, ethnicity, and nationalism.
Second, all graduate students must pass qualifying exams in two teaching fields, in addition to their research field and a non-history cognate field. Teaching fields include: American history, European history since 1500, East Asian history since 1600, and world history.
Third, for the purposes of graduate teaching, the American field has been enlarged to include Latin American history and the European field has been enlarged to include the history of European colonialism and imperialism.
The program draws upon affiliated faculty in other disciplines, especially community studies, literature, sociology and women's studies.
Questions about the program should be directed to:
Board of Studies in History
University of California
Santa Cruz, CA 95064
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