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Master of Arts in History Specialisation in International History

Master of Arts in History Specialisation in International History

University of Kentucky

University of Kentucky, Lexington, United States
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Students work closely with faculty members experienced in directing research. Our students take a combination of theme seminars, which are organized around key areas of conceptual inquiry and encourage graduate students to explore these issues as they relate to their own areas and periods of interest; field seminars, which focus on the history and historiography of specific regions and periods; and research seminars, which help students develop their research skills and explore questions of scholarly interest. Students also take courses in other departments and programs, including but not limited to Appalachian Studies, Africana Studies, Gender & Women's Studies, Social Theory, and the Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce. What can a history major at UK do for you? History is the study of the most important and exciting events that have ever occurred. A History major provides a superb introduction to modern society, politics and global events. History provides rigorous instruction in critical thinking, writing and composition. History majors develop research and presentation skills that are highly transferable to any career. A BA in History can serve as a strong foundation for careers in Law, Government, Public Policy, Consulting, Education, Academia, Publishing, Research and Journalism. A History degree also complements a degree in International Studies, Political Science, Sociology, Anthropology or Geography. History is one of the broadest disciplines in academia: Historians at UK study everything from religion to literature, from disease to technology, and from slavery to revolutions. Historians at UK work in dozens of different countries on five different continents. History is consistently recognized as one of the best teaching departments at UK. International History The field of International History / U.S. in the World is one of the fastest growing in the historical profession. Scholars in this field are united in their desire to expand their research beyond the boundaries of any one nation state and, generally, beyond any one region. At the University of Kentucky, faculty members in this field focus on the role of the United States in the world and the history of international relations. This includes the transnational flow of people, goods, and ideas as well as diplomacy, war, and issues of security. Above all, the faculty seeks to understand U.S. history in a global context. This equates to an effort to approach the United States not as a nation unto itself but rather as part of a larger world and as one participant among many on a global field. Students who choose to focus on this field are encouraged to develop language skills and area studies specialty in one or more regions beyond North America.