History

PREHISTORY

  • World history before development of writing; prehistoric painting, drawings, carvings, and artifacts.

ANCIENT AND MEDIEVAL HISTORY

  • Rise and decline of civilizations; cultural and technological developments of humanity; religion; human conflict through the ages; artwork; and culture.

WORLD HISTORY (SINCE 1500)

  • Modern history in the early modern through the contemporary eras.

COLONIZATION AND DECOLONIZATION

  • Age of Exploration leading to colonization; stages of colonization; effects on the colonized and colonizers; and dissolution of colonization and impact on colonies.

AFRICA

  • Prehistory and antiquity (from 500 to 1800). Africa during the 19th century and 20th century.

THE AMERICAS

  • Pre-Colombian  development and post-Columbian impact on North, Central and South America, the Caribbean region ; era of colonization.

ANTARCTICA

  • Discovery and exploration of Antarctic region.

AUSTRALIA

  • Eras of aboriginal migration and settlement of Australia; European migration and changing habitation of the continent; colonization; independence.

EUROPE

  • Europe from antiquity to the present day.

ASIA

  • Contact between Asia and other areas of the world in prehistoric and historic times. Impact of colonization upon Asia leading to current relationships.

ECONOMIC HISTORY

  • Historical economic systems; application of economic theory; method of economic study including statistical methods.

SOCIAL AND CULTURAL HISTORY

  • Knowledge, customs, arts, folklore, language.

GLOBAL CULTURES, GLOBAL INEQUALITY

  • Global cultures; effects of globalization on local and national cultures.

HISTORIOGRAPHY

  • Historical writing using careful interpretation and evaluation of narratives with the goal of producing accurate historical information.

MUSEUMS AND ARCHIVES

  • Management of collections, historic objects, documents, artworks. Planning for collections, acquisition of items, role of collecting, exhibits, expositions, and curating.