History (with Geographic concentration in Global and Comparative History), B.A. | Duke University | Durham, United States
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History (with Geographic concentration in Global and Comparative History)

48 months
62941 USD/year
62941 USD/year
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Students have two ways to focus their studies in the History department. Thematic concentrations allow you to explore contemporary issues and themes from historical perspectives. The Bachelor in History (with Geographic concentration in Global and Comparative History) program at Duke University allows you to explore the issues present in these parts of the world.


Historians treat the past as a foreign place that can unlock the mysteries of the present and the future. We study history for instrumental reasons, to redress the pervasive “history deficit” in political discourse and policy formation. We also study the past for broader, more imaginative purposes: to see and understand that everything in human experience – ideas, emotions, identities, social hierarchies, categories of difference – has a history that is constantly changing. 

Thinking like a historian will help you understand how attention to change, context, and contingency is critical to understanding the ethical and political dilemmas of the past, present, and future. These skills provide a foundation for careers in law, medicine, education, business, and public policy, while fostering the grounded imagination that makes activism, innovation, and entrepreneurship possible.

Our curriculum

Taken as a whole our curriculum at Bachelor in History (with Geographic concentration in Global and Comparative History) program offered by Duke University aims for majors to:

Understand history as a discipline.
  • This involves developing knowledge within a chosen area of concentration, realizing that historical interpretations change over time, and seeing the ways in which historians find layered, complex causes and connections in human affairs.
Build critical and analytic skills.
  • This involves defining research questions and framing them as part of ongoing scholarly conversations, establishing what contexts matter to those research questions, finding a variety of evidence – from speeches to visual materials to court records and beyond – and analyzing it to help refine and answer their questions.
Enhance their skills in written communication.
  • This involves writing with clarity and cogency and understanding that, in History, content (what something says) cannot be separated from form (how it is said).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Globalization and History
  • Modern & Global India
  • China and the United States
  • Muslim Women Across the Ages
  • Chinatowns: A Cultural History
  • Democracy: Ancient and Modern
  • Imperialism And Islamism
  • Green Germany
  • Jewish History, 1492 to the Present
  • Madness and Society in Historical Perspective
  • Human Rights and Genocide
  • Global France
  • The Foundations of Modern Terrorism
  • Western Warfare since 1789
  • History of the World Wars
  • Jews and Muslims, Judaism and Islam
  • The Military in Germany and the United States
  • Genocide in the Twentieth Century
  • Rise of Modern Science: Newton to Einstein
  • Rise of Modern Science: Twentieth Century
  • History of Economic Thought
  • Adam Smith and the System of Natural Liberty

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official transcripts for all academic work completed in high school are required and must be submitted by your school counselor or another school official
  • All applicants must complete either the ACT or SAT
  • If you are a non-native English speaker or if you are not currently studying in an English-medium curriculum, we recommend but do not require that you take an English proficiency test (DUOLINGO, IELTS, PTE, TOEFL)
  • A one-page personal essay as well as short essay questions specific to Duke
  • We require three letters of recommendation for each applicant: one from your school counselor and two from teachers who have taught you in major academic courses (English, mathematics, social studies, sciences, foreign languages)
  • A nonrefundable $85 application fee
  • To obtain an F-1 visa for study in the United States, a foreign citizen must furnish his or her home country’s U.S. consulate with proof of ability to meet educational expenses, along with the I-20 form.

Tuition Fee

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    62941 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 62941 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Durham

990 - 1670 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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