Graduate Program

Course Offerings

Graduate students studying the Civil War era are encouraged to take our nineteenth-century history sequences:  HIUS 7658 Nineteenth Century Social and Cultural History (Varon) and HIUS 7559 Foundational Texts in 19th-Century United States History (Gallagher), and to choose from a range of additional courses, including War and Society with Hitchcock, the early Republic with Alan Taylor, Southern history with Hale, Milov and Karhl, legal history with Lowe and Nicoletti, African American history with Harold, gender history with Field and Varon, and religious history with Hedstrom.

Graduate students are required to participate in the Civil War Studies Seminar, and encouraged to also participate in the Early American Seminar, the Southern Seminar, and “Mapcap” (the history of capitalism seminar), which are all forums for sharing works-in-progress and hosting visiting scholars.