By offering our students the opportunity to discover historical inquiry as a meaningful part of their humanistic formation, history contributes directly to the highest intellectual mission of the college.
The study of History at Smith College thus aims to prepare students to:
- Locate, analyze, and craft their own understandings of the past from a wide range of primary sources.
- Place such analyses in the context of historical and interdisciplinary scholarship.
These goals are achieved through developing knowledge and skills specific to the historical profession and humanistic scholarship. Students majoring in History are expected to:
- Distinguish between primary and secondary sources and read them closely and critically.
- Be familiar with major interpretative frameworks in the discipline of history and understand theoretical and methodological issues in historical debate.
- Acquire experience in supervised and independent research.
- Develop analytical and writing skills necessary for research and for presenting findings effectively.
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Programme StructureCourses Included:
- Ancient Greece
- Apsects of Ancient History
- The Making of the Modern Middle East
- Aspects of Middle Eastern History
- The Emergence of China
- Women and Gender in Japanese History
- Colonial Latin America, 1492-1825
- Continuity and Change in Spanish America and Brazil
- Race, Gender and United States Citizenship, 1776-186
- Inquiries into United States Social History
- Modern Europe
- Environment and Society in Contemporary China
- Reacting to the Past
- The Silk Road
- Alexander the Great and the Hellenistic World
- World War Two in East Asia: History and Memory
- Women and Gender in Modern Europe, 1789-1918
- Aspects of African History
- National Latin America, 1821 to the Present
- The United States Since 1877
- The Holocaust
- History of Israel
- 48 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesHistory Ancient History Modern History View 1602 other Masters in History in United States
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
- Common Application or Coalition Application
- Smith Writing Supplement
- Secondary School Report, including official high school transcript
- Counselor Recommendation
- Two Teacher Evaluation Forms
- Official SAT I, ACT, TOEFL, IELTS, PTE or the Duolingo English Test/*DET*
- Early Decision Agreement (if applicable)
International53940 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 53940 USD per year during 48 months.
National53940 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 53940 USD per year during 48 months.
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