The curriculum offerings and examination possibilities of our graduate degrees have been combined into productive areas of thought, attractive to students in a wide range of interests—including students of historical literary areas; language, media, and textual studies; political and cultural studies; and creative work.  Additionally, the curricular groupings attend to a job market that increasingly requires multiple areas of scholarship beyond traditional historical periods. We call these areas our Thematic Arcs, and they are detailed at right.

The Approaches represent a more traditional grouping of research interests, and they are detailed at right, but our Thematic Arcs are inclusive of multiple approaches, multiple periods, and multiple genres.