Focused examination of primary and secondary sources as well as advanced research in the current scholarly literature on early-modern European history (ca. 1500-1789). Areas may include, but are not limited to, political, economic, intellectual, cultural, social, environmental and diplomatic history.
- Organize the major historical themes and issues in the early-modern period of European history as presented and debated in the scholarly literature.
- Analyze the specific characteristics of, and similarities and differences between, works of major historians of early-modern Europe.
- Evaluate the theoretical and empirical approaches these historians take to the study of early-modern European history.
- Research the scholarly discussion of a topic in early-modern European history.
- Write a professional commentary that integrates this research into a position paper that assesses that scholarly discussion and presents the student’s own critical thinking about the topic.
- Produce a book review of publishable quality on a recent historical monograph in early-modern European history.
Why Choose National University?
We’re proud to be a veteran-founded, San Diego-based nonprofit. Since 1971, our mission has been to provide accessible, achievable higher education to adult learners. Today, we educate students from across the U.S. and around the globe, with over 180,000 alumni worldwide.
Focus on one subject at a time — one month at a time — and finish your degree faster.
75+ Degree Programs
Choose from associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees, plus credentials and certificates.
On Campus or Online
Study when and where it’s convenient for you with evening, weekend, and 100% online classes.
Apply or transfer any time. Classes start monthly, and applications are accepted year round.
20+ Campus Locations
Attend class onsite at one of over 20 campus locations across California or in Nevada.
As a Yellow Ribbon school, we offer tuition discounts to servicemembers and dependents.
College of Letters and Sciences
“Our faculty are established scholars and creators in their own fields. They are dedicated to making your entry into their disciplines a successful one, preparing you for your career as well as graduate study.”College of Letters and Sciences