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Phone(775) 784-6155
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Location Ansari Business Building
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Address 1664 N. Virginia Street
Reno,  NV  89557-0086

History

  • Area/Department: History
  • More Info: History Department homepage
  • Career Options: Students with a history background are well-suited for careers in academia, law, business and research.

Programs in the History Department offer the student understanding in the scholarly discipline of history through the expansion of historical knowledge, the comprehension of historiography, and the practice of critical inquiry. Framing the questions that define particular scholarly debates underlies critical analysis of primary and secondary sources. Students gain exposure to these questions in course work and demonstrate their familiarity with them in comprehensive examinations.

Through the department's skills-based curriculum, history majors learn how to think and write like historians. History faculty teach students to think contextually, read historical documents, and become better researchers and writers.

Degrees in History

  • Minor in History: Through the department's skills-based curriculum, history students learn how to think and write like historians.
  • Bachelor of Arts in History: Through the department's skills-based curriculum, history majors learn how to think and write like historians.
  • Master of Arts in History: The Master of Arts in History offers the student understanding in the scholarly discipline of history through the expansion of historical knowledge, the comprehension of historiography, and the practice of critical inquiry.
  • Master of Arts in Teaching History: The M.A.T. in History program is designed primarily for elementary and secondary teachers of history and social studies.
  • Doctor of Philosophy in History: At the University of Nevada, Reno, areas of major study (dissertation) for the Ph.D. in History include Nevada and the West, U.S. history, American Studies, cultural history, History of Science, History of Medicine, or selected fields in European history.

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