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History (with Geographic concentration in United States and Canada)

Duke University

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48 months
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57934 USD/year
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About

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 United States and Canada) program at Duke University allows you to explore the issues present in these part of the world.

Overview

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 United States and Canada) 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:

  • American History to 1876
  • America from 1877 to the Present
  • American Dreams and American Realities
  • Gateway Seminar: Cold War America
  • Gateway Seminar: The Meaning of Freedom in American History
  • Gateway Seminar: Native American History Through Autobiography
  • Gateway Seminar: Civil Rights and Asian Americans
  • Gateway Seminar: Living Through the Great War
  • Gateway Seminar: Topics in History- RELIGION IN AFRICAN DIASPORA
  • Topics in History Seminar-COMPARATIVE DISABILITY HISTORY
  • The Romance Novel: History, Culture, and Form
  • The Foundations of Modern Terrorism
  • Life Within Capitalism
  • Women and Popular Culture
  • Alexander Hamilton

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
100
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
70
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Credits

120 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
100
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
7
Start practicing IELTS today!
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
70
More about PTE Academic

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

  • International

    57934 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 57934 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    57934 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 57934 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.

Funding

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