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Graduate Certificate in Modern World History

Are you a teacher looking to boost your qualifications to teach dual credit courses or a history enthusiast who wants to get more training and information about the work of historians?

The Graduate Certificate in Modern World History provides coursework for teachers and other individuals looking to enhance their knowledge and understanding of history. The coursework focuses on teaching the advanced methods and skills of historians through classes on the Modern World with special courses in the United States, Europe, Latin America, and Chinese history.

Certificate Requirements

The certificate requires 6 classes for a total of 18 credit hours.

Certificate Requirements:

  • 3 credit hours - HIST-H 501 Historical Methodology (offered in Spring)
  • 12 credit hours - Four courses covering at least three different areas of the world (United States, Latin America, Asia, and Europe).
  • 3 credit hours - Elective (to be approved by program coordinator if outside of history department)

Required Courses

The Graduate Certificate in Modern World History requires 6 courses for a total of 18 credit hours.

Required Courses
Dept./Course # Title Credit Hours
HIST-H 501 Historical Methodology 3
Elective Courses
Dept./Course # Title Credit Hours
HIST-A 507 American Cultural History 3
HIST-H 509 Special Topics in European History 3
HIST-H 511 Special Topics in U.S. History 3
HIST-H 521 Special Topics in History 3
HIST-H 523 The Holocaust 3
HIST-H 524 Issues in Contemporary Historiography 3
HIST-H 543 Practicum in Public History 3
HIST-H 546 History of Science, Medicine, and Technology 3
HIST-H 547 Special Topics in Public History 3
HIST-H 575 Graduate Readings in History 3
HIST-H 620 Colloquium in Modern Western European History 3
HIST-H 650 Colloquium on United States History 3
HIST-H 665 Colloquium in Latin American History 3
HIST-H 669 Colloquium in Comparative History 3
HIST-H 720 Seminar in Modern Western European History 3
HIST-H 765 Seminar in Latin American History 3
HIST-H 775 Colloquium in East Asian History 3
HIST-H 750 Seminar in U.S. History 3
HIST-H 775 Seminar in East Asian History 3
HIST-H 799 Seminar in World History 3
HIST-G 569 Modern Japan 3
HIST-G 585 Modern China 3
HIST-G 587 Contemporary China 3
HIST-T 500 Topics in History 3

Admissions Process

Students can begin this program in either the fall or spring semester.

Deadlines for application are:

Spring: January 2
Summer: April 15
Fall: August 10

To be admitted to the certificate program, applicants are required to submit the following:

  • Application form
  • A personal statement of educational goals
  • Three letters of recommendation
    • Please note that the application form provides space for you to list those who will be writing letters of recommendation; a form will automatically be sent to those individuals.
  • Official transcripts from the college/university awarding your bachelor's degree, and any other institutions that you attended, including those awarding graduate degrees.
    • Official Transcripts from all colleges and universities you have attended are required. Please have the transcripts sent to:

      Records Specialist
      School of Social Sciences
      Crestview Hall 140B
      IU Southeast
      4201 Grant Line Road
      New Albany IN 47150

Advising

For advising and other information, please contact:

Photo of Yu Shen

Yu Shen Ph.D.

Professor of History & International Studies
Coordinator of History Program

Crestview Hall 139
Phone: (812) 941-2533
yshen@ius.edu

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