The discipline of history provides a foundation for the humanities and the social sciences. Our courses and research specialties span centuries of human experience and deal with an array of thematic and area emphases. Our strong undergraduate program offers opportunities for internships, overseas study, and advanced research. Our small, high-quality graduate program combines emphases in specific regions of the world (America and Latin America, Asia, Europe, Middle East, and Africa) and specific thematic specialties ( gender and sexuality; medicine and science; slavery, race, diaspora; empire and colonialism; environment). We especially encourage a self-conscious use of theoretical perspectives and historical approaches that stress global and transnational connections.