Division: United States History*
Under Professor Harmon's supervision, students may prepare a field focusing on indigenous peoples of North America and their descendants. The geographical scope of study may extend to Canada, Mexico, and the Hawaiian Islands but always encompasses the present-day United States. Although history and historiography for the centuries before 1492 are relevant, the chronological emphasis of the field is on the fifteenth century to the present. In consultation with Professor Harmon, students may develop areas of concentration that are defined geographically, ethnically, chronologically, or thematically, or they may focus on historiographic and theoretical issues of particular concern in the field. A student's area or areas of concentration will determine whether proficiency in a language other than English is desirable.
*Adjunct faculty do not normally supervise first fields.