Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of History
Office location and address
1540 Jefferson Park AveCharlottesville, Virginia 22903
Military events and developments from the colonial period through the war with Spain in 1898. Major topics include the debate over the role of the military in a free society, the interaction between the military and civilian spheres, and the development of a professional army and navy.
Examines the period from roughly 1815 to 1861 focusing on the interaction between the developing sectional conflict and the evolving political system, with the view of explaining what caused the Civil War.
The major seminar is a small class (not more than 15 students) intended primarily but not exclusively for history majors who have completed two or more courses relevant to the topic of the seminar. The work of the seminar results primarily in the preparation of a substantial (ca. 25 pp. in standard format) research paper. Some restrictions and prerequisites apply to enrollment. See a history advisor or the director of undergraduate studies.
This course is designed to introduce students to a wide range of historical approaches.
Reading and discussion of primary and secondary sources.
For master's research, taken before a thesis director has been selected.
For master's essay and other research carried out prior to advancement to candidacy, taken under the supervision of the student's adviser.
This course is a graduate-level adaptation of an undergraduate course in history. The graduate-level adaption requires additional research, readings, or other academic work established by the instructor beyond the undergraduate syllabus.
In this course, students will prepare for the general examination under the guidance of a faculty examiner. During the course, the student will identify relevant readings; complete and review those readings; and explore the larger questions raised by those readings and their fields more generally.
This course is intended for PhD candidates to revise their master's essays for publication under the guidance of a member of the graduate faculty. It is typically taken in first semester of the second year of study.
For doctoral research, taken before a dissertation director has been selected.
For doctoral dissertation, taken under the supervision of the dissertation director.