Division of Social & Historical Studies (SHS)

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Social and Historical Studies encompasses social science and humanities courses in the History and Ethnic, Gender and Labor Studies majors of IAS. Investigation into diverse experiences and conditions over time and place provide a common framework, with particular attention paid to race, class, ethnicity and gender, and to how people shape their destinies.

The Division of Social & Historical Studies offers the following programs of study:


  • Bachelor of Arts in Ethnic, Gender and Labor Studies (TEGL)  with informal options in:  
    • with an Ethnic Studies                        (TEGL-10-11)
    • with a Gender Studies                        (TEGL-20-11)
    • with a Labor Studies                           (TEGL-30-11)
  • Bachelor of Arts in History (T HIST) with thematic options:
    • Arts Culture and Society
    • Global History
    • Labor and Social movements
    • Power, Gender, and Identity
    • Self-Designed
      Retired Options as of Autumn 2019 (*formal option, **informal)
      • Asian History*                                     (T HIST-30-11) 
      • European History Option*                (T HIST-20-11)
      • Global History*                                   (T HIST-40-11)
      • Self-Designed (General) History**   
      • United States History*                       (T HIST-10-11) 


  • Global Studies Concentration


  • American Indian Studies              (TAMIND)
  • Gender and Sexuality Studies     (T GEND)
  • Museum Studies                            (TMUSEM)
  • Nonprofit Studies                          (TNPM)
  • History                                             (THIST)
  • Sociology                                         (T SOC)